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FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img TAGS: Cardiff Blues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A step in the right direction: Matt Kvesic played well in a great win for England Saxons. Photo Getty Images Hero or villain? Ben Spencer is congratulated by his Saracens team-mates. Photo Action ImagesParty pooperFor all those people who would like to see London Welsh finally get their first win of the season, Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer is the villain of the piece this week as he kicked two penalties inside the last eight minutes of their LV= Cup match to take Saracens from 15-14 down to a 20-15 win.London Welsh replacement Alex Davies missed a penalty which would have put the Exiles 18-14 up, then Spencer showed him how it’s done with two difficult penalties – the second from inside his own half – to break Welsh hearts again. Oh Ben, you meanie! The SaintsSaxon spiritFacing an Ireland Wolfhounds team with just under 300 Test caps between them, and not to mention a smattering of Lions players, the England Saxons had their work cut out on Friday evening – even more so as they were playing away from home, in Cork.However, the young England side battled their way to an 18-9 win and two of their number – Bath prop Henry Thomas and Exeter Chiefs stand-off Henry Slade – impressed enough to earn call-ups to train with the senior England side this week.Other outstanding performances came from Man of the Match Chris Pennell, who made 74 metres in attack (more than any other player) and Gloucester openside Matt Kvesic, who grabbed several turnovers, tackled hard and made a real nuisance of himself at the breakdown.Ireland had been hoping some of their Wolfhounds would put their hands up for selection for next weekend’s Six Nations opener against Italy, but the men in green failed to shine.All-weather fans: Supporters turned out in huge numbers for the LV= Cup games. Photo Action ImagesStanding room onlyThe LV= Cup took centre stage this weekend, which means most clubs rest their frontline players (or lose them to the Test teams) so the team-sheets are full of lesser known names.The lack of star turns did not stop rugby fans in England and Wales from turning out in astonishing numbers to cheers on their teams, hoping no doubt that they were witnessing the emergence of a new generation of heroes.Six of the eight LV= Cup pool matches attracted crowds of more than 5,000. Three games – Harlequins v Bath, Gloucester v Ospreys and Leicester v Northampton – drew in more than 10,000, with the East Midlands derby topping the bill with 24,000.On a cold, wintery day, that is an outstanding tribute to the loyalty of the fans, their appetite for the game and the success of the clubs’ marketing strategies.Miles makes the Blues smileCardiff Blues came back from 42-17 down at Wasps to beat them 45-42 in a scintillating LV= Cup clash, and lock Miles Normandale was the hero of the hour for the Welsh visitors as his stoppage-time try took Cardiff from 42-38 down to victory.Normandale had already scored one try earlier in the comeback and in the 81st minute he received the ball around eight metres from the line, powered through an attempted tackle from full-back Alex Lozowski and was driven over the line by replacement Ben Roach.Rhys Patchell, who had already kicked five conversions and a penalty, slotted the extras to seal the win and take Cardiff to the top of their pool table with one match to play. Doing battle: The Saxons and Wolfhounds packs had work to do at scrum-time. Photo: InphoTight callsThis will be controversial, because social media was alight with people pleading for referee Neil Hennessy to put his whistle away and let the game flow during the Ireland Wolfhounds v England Saxons match on Friday evening, but one area where Hennessy did help the game was the scrummage.He penalised Lee Dickson for a crooked feed at the very first scrum of the game, which meant the Saxons captain put the ball in straight at the second scrum, Rob Webber was unable to hook and the Wolfhounds won it against the head.Once or twice Hennessy failed to penalise wonky feeds, unfortunately, but he did a better job of policing it that any other ref I have seen this season and most of the scrums were fierce contests as the ball sat in the tunnel waiting for one side or the other to get the upper hand. Not a single scrum collapsed until the second half, making this a rare occasion on which the scrum was a fair battle and a means to re-start the game.The SinnersHit-man hurtIrish Wolfhounds lock Mike McCarthy saw the chance to finish the first half of the match against the Saxons with a big hit on Dave Ewers and went for it – but ended up injuring himself so badly he could take no further part in the game.McCarthy appeared to clatter into Ewers with his chest and head, leaving the Englishman with a nosebleed but McCarthy himself spread-eagled on the floor, unable to play on. He suffered a suspected concussion.See the collision for yourself here.Kicking himselfElliot Daly wasted a gilt-edged try-scoring opportunity for England Saxons after creating the chance with a wonderful individual break. As he cut through the Ireland Wolfhounds’ defence, his old pal from schooldays, Marland Yarde, was racing up the left outside him and had even tracked inside the man marking him, so he was in a perfect place to take a pass and sprint in for a score. However, Daly kicked instead of passing and the ball raced too far ahead for even the fleet-footed Yarde to swoop on it and score the try.Yarde gesticulated to Daly to point out the error of the centre’s ways and Daly will have to do better next time. This weekend may have been the calm before the RBS 6 Nations storm, but the Ireland Wolfhounds’ clash with England Saxons, and the latest round of LV= Cup matches, provided their share of highs and lowslast_img read more

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Cancer event falls below target

first_imgCancer event falls below target AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day has not reached its intended target in 2005 and is below the figure for 2004. Daffodil Day is the largest annual fundraising event run by the Irish Cancer Society to raise money for people with cancer. Daffodil Day 2004 was the most successful year in the event’s sixteen year history with ‚€3.1 million raised for cancer care in Ireland. The target for 2005 was ‚€3.2 million but to date ‚€2.7 million has been raised. The Irish Cancer Society mobilises 5,000 volunteers to sell the daffodil emblems throughout the country and it is the biggest fundaising charity event in Ireland. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 10 November 2005 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

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Survival of the fittest

first_img Howard Lake | 28 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Survival of the fittest Niroo Rad, fundraising technology expert from ASI Europe, explores how charities can overcome some of the challenges they are facing as a result of the credit crunch, by implementing innovations in technology that will protect their income revenue both now and in the future.The economic downturn is hitting the not-for-profit sector hard. According to a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation, almost a third of charities surveyed reported a fall in charitable giving.With the advancement in web technology designed to support charitable giving, the not-for-profit sector is better placed to overcome the challenges of the credit crunch than in the last recession, which saw many charities collapse under the strain.While last time around IT procurement was one of the first areas to undergo cut backs, these days those that hold the purse strings are much more aware of technology’s ability to reach out to a wide audience in the most cost-effective way possible and its role in helping to attract, retain and develop loyalty from donors.So how can web software help your charity protect revenues and increase your income?Fundraisers are the cornerstone of any charitable programme and establishing and maintaining donor loyalty is key to sustained income generation. By utilising a web-based donation and communications tool you can create a personalised platform for fundraisers, provide a simple mechanism for donations and create a platform to enhance loyalty to your cause.Automating the processA database that records details of the interaction between the charity and the fundraiser enables you to personalise future visits. For example, by proactively directing event participants to other events you can help encourage a continued relationship. A sophisticated database can also help identify demographics and highlight motives amongst existing fundraisers which can enable a better understanding of your supporters so you can attract more of them.Ensuring the user experience is quick and easy when navigating around the site is vital. Providing a unique web page for fundraisers to promote their cause and automating the donation process is much more efficient than pledging and collecting donations via pen and paper. Personalised communications automatically generated by a database from fundraisers to individual donors is an easy and effective method of extending thanks for their support and greatly simplifies administration processes.Building online communitiesWeb technology and the introduction of web 2.0 also enables charities to build online communities where supporters can share their experiences, look for local fundraising activities or strike up conversation with fellow fundraisers.One way of building an online community is to use your website to create micro sites, to appeal to specific audiences. This involves developing a site, which addresses issues to them and allows them to communicate via an online forum. Ultimately, creating an environment where people feel recognised for what they do and encouraging them to continue to do it.Making donation history easily accessible is also important – particularly for the donor, for example when completing tax return forms. Adding Gift Aid options to online donations is another simple way to help your charity maximise the value of its donations, ensuring your charity receives the cash rather than the taxman.As well as increasing fundraising performance there is also a role for IT in reducing overhead costs. With inflation rising and more pressure on charities to improve cost efficiency, a 24 hour automated system capable of handling complex enquiries reduces the need for call centre staff.Ultimately, when times are tough charities cannot afford to ignore the benefits of web technology. Not only will maximising the use of technology help the not-for-profit sector weather the storm it will also prepare them for a brighter future when financial confidence returns.About Advanced Solutions International, EuropeASI is an international provider of membership, fundraising, and Web site management software solutions. iMIS, the company’s flagship software built on Microsoft .NET, is an industry leader with more than 33,000 users worldwide. ASI distributes its solutions through a direct sales force and a global network of local Solution Providers backed by award-winning technical support.www.asieurope.eu  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. 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Facebook to contribute £200k to charities in #GivingTuesday matching campaign

first_img Facebook is taking part in this month’s #GivingTuesday in the UK with a £200K matched funding campaign.All donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on 28 November, starting at 12am local time in the UK, will be matched up to £10K per charity and £400 per individual fundraiser or donate button for a charity until its £200K in matching funds runs out. Donations must be made through a fundraiser for a nonprofit, a donate button on a post, a donate button on a page or a donate button on a live video. Melanie May | 22 November 2017 | News Tagged with: Facebook Giving Tuesday match funding After #GivingTuesday, charities that have run their own fundraiser will see a banner on it, saying how much they have been matched by and the amount raised. There are currently no fees for fundraising for charities in the UK.To qualify to use the Facebook fundraiser function, charities based in the European countries where Facebook donation and fundraising tools are available must sign up, and must provide (if applicable) a VAT number and charity registration number, a charity registration document issued or approved by a government entity and a bank account registered with a licensed financial services institution.  159 total views,  1 views today 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.center_img  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49 Facebook to contribute £200k to charities in #GivingTuesday matching campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49last_img read more

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Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks Are All Up

first_imgNationally, old crop all wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2012 totaled 743 million bushels, down 14 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 112 million bushels, down 14 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 631 million bushels, are down 14 percent from a year ago. The March – May 2012 indicated disappearance is 457 million bushels, down 19 percent from the same period a year earlier. SHARE Previous articleNational Corn Soybean and Wheat Planted Acres Up but Stocks LoweredNext articleIndiana Hog Inventory Up Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks Are All Up SHARE Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks Are All Up U.S soybeans stored in all positions on June 1, 2012 totaled 667 million bushels, up 8 percent from June 1, 2011. On-farm stocks totaled 179 million bushels, down 18 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 488 million bushels, are up 22 percent from a year ago. Indicated disappearance for the March – May 2012 quarter totaled 707 million bushels, up 12 percent from the same period a year earlier.center_img Corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2012 in Indiana totaled 218.5 million bushels, up 10 percent from last year. On-farm corn stocks totaled 96.0 million bushels, up 3 percent from the previous year. Off-farm corn stocks totaled 122.5 million bushels, up 16 percent from 2012. Soybean stocks in all positions totaled 53.4 million bushels, up 31 percent from last year. On-farm soybean stocks totaled 15.5 million bushels, up 7 percent from June 1, 2011. Indiana off-farm soybean stocks totaled 37.9 million bushels, up 44 percent from the previous year. Winter Wheat stocks in all positions totaled 32.4 million bushels, up 28 percent from a year ago.Nationally, corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2012 totaled 3.15 billion bushels, down 14 percent from June 1, 2011. Of the total stocks, 1.48 billion bushels are stored on farms, down 12 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 1.67 billion bushels, are down 16 percent from a year ago. The March – May 2012 indicated disappearance is 2.87 billion bushels, compared with 2.85 billion bushels during the same period last year. By Gary Truitt – Jun 29, 2012 Facebook Twitter Source: NASS Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi in Paris – Open letter to François Hollande

first_img January 22, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Christophe Deloire Reporters Without Borders secretary-general News to go further February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 6, 2021 Find out more News Dear President Hollande, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to draw your attention to the critical situation of independent media and journalists in Egypt as you prepare to receive Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi today.In Egypt, which is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, the authorities are cracking down in a shocking manner on journalists in the name of combatting terrorism. Receive email alerts Many journalists have been arrested, detained and prosecuted on anti-terrorism grounds in recent months. In a witchhunt against Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers, the authorities have jailed both Egyptian and foreign journalists whose only crime was to practice their profession.The authorities have targeted Qatari TV broadcaster Al-Jazeera in particular. There has been an international outcry about the sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison that were imposed on three of its journalists last June. Their appeal is due to be heard on 1 January 2015.Since President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on 3 July 2013, more than 20 journalists and activists have been arbitrarily detained on the grounds that they worked for news media owned by or affiliated to the Moslem Brotherhood. Many of them have gone on hunger strike. In 2014 alone, at least 30 journalists have been arbitrarily arrested for allegedly organizing or taking part in demonstrations or supporting a terrorist organization.The authorities stop at nothing to gag media and journalists that do not toe the official line, thereby flouting the guarantees enshrined in article 71 of Egypt’s constitution, which forbids censorship and prison sentences for media offences.Freedom of information is also undermined by the Egyptian media’s extreme polarization into Morsi supporters and opponents. More than 600 journalists recently took issue with the fact that certain Egyptian media are following the government line on combatting terrorism to the point of banning any criticism of state institutions.The situation of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information, has now sunk to a level that is unprecedented in Egypt since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. Despite the strategic interests linking France and Egypt, economic and security concerns should not eclipse the obligation to support efforts to establish lasting democracy in Egypt.We therefore respectfully ask you point out to President Sisi that his government’s current excesses are incompatible with an improvement in relations between Paris and Cairo.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Sincerely, Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution November 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi in Paris – Open letter to François Hollandelast_img read more

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Liberal MEPs write to imprisoned Turkish columnist Kadri Gürsel

first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Campaigns TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Credit: Sébastien Bozon / AFP Help by sharing this information News Related documents alde_letter_kadri_gursel.pdfPDF – 89.23 KB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Organisation May 25, 2017 Liberal MEPs write to imprisoned Turkish columnist Kadri Gürsel News Receive email alertscenter_img Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament, and two other members of the group, Nathalie Griesbeck and Marietje Schaake, have written a joint letter to Kadri Gürsel, a Turkish journalist who has been imprisoned since October 2016. It is the latest letter to be sent by various MEPs to imprisoned Turkish journalists as part of a campaign proposed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The letter to Gürsel, a well-known newspaper columnist, was preceded by letters to Musa Kart, Ahmet Şık and Nazlı Ilıcak from members of three other European Parliament groups – the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), the Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens-EFA) and European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL). The European People’s Party Group (EPP) is also expected to send a letter soon, bringing to five the number of European Parliament groups taking part in this solidarity initiative. Read the ALDE letter One of the many journalists now detained in Turkey, Gürsel was arrested along with nine colleagues at the daily Cumhuriyet on 31 October 2016 on a charge of complicity with “the FETÖ terrorist organization” – the government’s name for the movement led by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen that is blamed for the July 2016 coup attempt. He is currently in a high security prison in the Istanbul suburb of Silivri, where he is subjected to a severe regime of isolation. After being fired from the newspaper Milliyet in 2015 over a tweet blaming President Erdogan for Islamic State terrorism in Turkey, Gürsel joined Cumhuriyet, now one of the few opposition newspapers that still survive in Turkey. As president of the Turkish committee of the International Press Institute, he is free speech champion who has participated in many demonstrations and advocacy missions alongside RSF. Ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey has experienced an unprecedented crackdown under the state of emergency that was declared after the July 2016 coup attempt. With more than 100 journalists detained, it is now the world’s biggest prison for media personnel. Since July 2016, nearly 150 media outlets have been closed by decree and more than 775 press cards have been rescinded. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkey to go furtherlast_img read more

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County Council to spend over €3 million on house adaptations

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR County Council to spend over €3 million on house adaptations WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – February 18, 2011 center_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleNI minister re-iterates A5 commitment during Donegal visitNext articleUS police say Donegal man has confessed to Pennsylvania hit and run News Highland Donegal County Council will have a total of 3.1 million euro for Housing Adaptation Grants this year.That includes 500 thousand euro set aside by the council in its budget.The grant is available where changes need to be made to a home to make it suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or mental health difficulty to live in.The Chairperson of the Donegal Special Policy Committee for Housing is Councillor Dessie Larkin:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dessfri.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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Fears local road won’t be gritted on time this winter

Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – September 22, 2020 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSiobhán Coyle to referee Intermediate Championship FinalNext articleDouble success for McAteer at Fairyhouse News Highland Facebook Fears local road won’t be gritted on time this winter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows There are fears that a local road won’t be gritted on time for motorists this winter. The route between Kerrykeel and Glenvar is currently listed on option three, meaning the road won’t be treated until after 8am each morning.Donegal County Council say that its fleet is currently at capacity and the Winter Maintenance programme has already been agreed.Local Cllr Liam Blaney says it’s a busy route and it should be made a priority:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/blaneygritting.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook read more

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