Gross mortgage lending springs back in March

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Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) Q32014 Presentation

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2014 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ireland vs England analysis: Six defining moments

first_img TAGS: HighlightLeinster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As Ireland marched on in their Six Nations title defence with a third straight win, we analyse six momentum shifts that characterised their 19-9 defeat of England Burrell errs on the side of caution with Robbie Henshaw and Payne rushing up, though. He is enveloped, Ireland win a penalty and are six points ahead again.Ireland 9-3 England, 46 minutes: Soft concessionShipping 13 penalties to Ireland’s eight was never likely to end well. Indeed, this is an example of an avoidable infringement.Attwood was tireless in defence and topped the England tackle-count with 19. In this case though, he makes the challenge on Paul O’Connell but does not roll away quick enough or in the right direction.He impedes Murray, who trips obviously enough to alert Joubert and cannily win a penalty. Cynical gamesmanship or sheer intelligence – either way, Sexton made it 12-3:As well as indiscipline, this also highlights the disparity in ruck speed between the teams. On defence, Ireland piled in and sapped the pace of England’s phase-play to a near stand-still. We will get onto this in more depth later.Conversely, thanks to consistently strong clear-outs and ball presentation, Murray buzzed around and dictated the cadence of his side’s attacks. As such, Ireland could come forward with more conviction.Ireland 12-3 England, 51 minutes: More chase and counterThis passage of play ended with Henshaw’s match-clinching try. Even so, as with so much in this game, it began with Sexton’s vision. Out of the corner of his eye, he sees Watson has crept slightly narrow and that Simon Zebo has held his width:The kick is nicely weighted, turning Watson. Zebo follows up to make a brawny tackle and, once more, the chasers are disciplined. Payne, Rob Kearney and Murphy leach on to one another, march beyond the ball and force the turnover:This is a copy-book piece of counter-rucking, epitomising Ireland’s technical excellence under pressure and foreshadowing their pivotal, potentially tournament-winning try.Ireland 19-6 England, 60 minutes: Immoveable MooreTo their immense credit, England did not give up on this game in the third quarter though things were slipping away rapidly. A Ford penalty cut the deficit and they began to get through a few phases. However, this defensive set from Ireland extinguished even the most distant hope.Here, the hosts resemble England at their most disruptive. Careering off the line, Cian Healy occupies Haskell’s eyeline and fells the Wasp behind the gain-line:Tommy O’Donnell assists the tackle and Martin Moore latches on. At 123 kilograms, there is no moving him:Throughout the match, Ireland’s defensive breakdown was exceptional. Both legally and illegally, they ensured their opponents stagnated. Job done: The Aviva Stadium erupts as Craig Joubert blows the final whistle to mark Ireland’s 19-9 defeat of England ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill A 10-point defeat away to a side that has now won their last 10 consecutive Tests. That statement represents the stark outcome for England on a soggy Sunday in Dublin.However, for a team holding ambitions of silverware who demand high standards, a 19-9 reverse against Ireland would have stung rather more. For a start, there was little of the vim and vigour that helped overturn Wales. As Stuart Lancaster admitted, the visitors “hardly fired a shot” in the first half.Secondly, moments of indiscipline stunted England’s progress. Given this squad has travelled through a number of chastening lessons – 2013’s 30-3 loss at the Millennium Stadium, numerous Southern Hemisphere close-shaves – inexperience cannot be rolled out as an excuse any more.Here is a run-down of six moments that crystallised a tough afternoon across the Irish Sea.Ireland 0-0 England, 1 minute: Ford huntedIt was not in the least bit surprising that the tactical kicking of Ireland half-backs Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton was spot on. What was extra impressive was the hosts’ industry off the ball, not just chasing hard but also making sound decisions and effective interventions at the ensuing contact area.Here, as Tommy Bowe tackles George Ford, both Jordi Murphy and Peter O’Mahony are on the scene. They keep their balance and drive over the ball in an unopposed counter ruck as Luther Burrell, Jack Nowell and Ben Youngs circle back behind the back foot:The ball is forced out and Devin Toner pounces to complete an early turnover, which eventually resulted in Ireland’s first three points. The Leinster lock stood tall to finish the opening quarter too.Ireland 6-3 England, 22-24 minutes: Toner steals then spoilsOn the BBC’s live coverage, Sir Clive Woodward laboured the rather redundant message that Chris Robshaw should have opted for a kick at the posts rather than to touch at this point. It was an easy argument to make in retrospect. England’s maul has been functioning well this season, so going for the try seemed a sound decision.As it was, Toner simply made a sound read and got up above James Haskell, with the help of an fine lift by O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien. A reverse angle depicts the situation well:As Murray hacks into touch, the danger is not over. But then Toner and O’Mahony intervene once more. Another great read allows them to crowd out Dave Attwood, making the set-piece messy before O’Brien charges away:From a lineout in this area of the field about five minutes previously, Ireland did not throw anybody up – attempting to outfox England by not engaging their maul. Now, they go the opposite way. They shoot up two pods with the aim of creating chaos:It works brilliantly. They steal the lineout and quell a prolonged England attack.Ireland 6-3 England, 27 minutes: Exit uncertaintyHaving survived an extended period of pressure thanks to Billy Vunipola‘s ruck turnover, England need a sturdy set-piece and a proper clearance. However, their exit strategy is derailed. Ireland do well to muscle the visitors’ maul towards touch, putting Youngs in a cul-de-sac.Close to the chalk, the angle is very awkward for the scrum-half to kick himself. However, the pass is already a difficult one and, spinning 180 degrees onto his left hand, he gives Ireland a chance to speed into Ford’s face:There is still a chance to save the situation, even as Ford ships on hurriedly to Burrell. Two passes, either to Alex Goode or Jonathan Joseph, are on: England now end the Six Nations with two Twickenham ties against Scotland and France. Two wins are a bare minimum. If they achieve that, they retain a title chance.While this weekend will hurt, Lancaster must regroup the troops as quickly as possible. A trophy is still a possibility. What a World Cup launchpad that would be.last_img read more

Great Canadian skill to catch & call the mark

first_imgSunday Sep 30, 2007 Great Canadian skill to catch & call the mark The Wallabies were in command against Canada in their encounter on saturday. As they attempted the ever popular crosskick, big Canadian winger Justin Mensah-Coker ruined their plans of the try by showing a true piece of athletic ability and class.Diving backwards and to the side with his eyes on the ball, and with the rain coming down, Mensah-Coker makes a spectacular catch that would have made Peter Cech proud.Great skill and one can’t help comment that it looks a bit like a football, or even a gridiron catch, taking into account the part of the world that the player comes from.Fantastic commitment shown by the big guy, getting up high to catch it and importantly calling for the mark at the same time. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Great Canadian skill to catch & call the mark | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Alzheimer’s Society runs its first direct response TV campaign

first_img Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Alzheimer’s Society runs its first direct response TV campaign  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Through the advertisements, the Society is appealing for donations of £3 a month to help fund the provision of patient and family support as well as itsresearch activities. 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Alzheimer’s Society will launch its first ever direct response TV campaign on Friday 17 March.The advertisement, which will be broadcast between March and May, highlights the impact the disease has on those suffering it and on family life in general.The Society hopes that the campaign will stimulate awareness and undertanding of the disease and reduce the isolation of people with Alzheimer’s, in addition to raising funds for its work. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 March 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Accenture makes $1.5 million donation

first_img  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Ireland Howard Lake | 17 May 2010 | News 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. Consultancy company Accenture has given Concern WorldWide a grant of $1.5 million to fund the development of the charity’s farming programmes in Zambia and Malawi.The $1.5 million grant will be used to educate and assist local farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices. This is one of the largest single private sector grants received by Concern for the support of one specific project.The three-year Concern project will train 6,400 farmers in Malawi and Zambia in conservation agriculture. Local trainers will provide farmers with the skills needed to feed their communities and increase harvests.The grant is part of Accenture’s focus on corporate social responsibility. Through its “Skills to Succeed” programme, it educates people around the world, building skills that enable them to contribute to the economy.In addition to the grant, Accenture will continue supporting Concern with pro-bono consulting services from advice on developing Concern’s business strategy to volunteering.www.concern.net AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Accenture makes $1.5 million donationlast_img read more

On May Day in North and South Carolina, education workers strike by the thousands

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On May 1, over 20,000 education workers, including teachers, bus drivers, counselors, custodians and nurses, along with students and supporters from across North Carolina, converged on the state legislature in Raleigh. They shut down 35 school districts and closed public school for 850,000 students. Workers used a “personal day” to take the day off.Organized by the North Carolina Association of Educators, the protest raised five demands: provide enough school librarians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other professionals to meet national standards; pay $15-an-hour minimum wage to all school personnel, 5 percent raise for all school employees and a 5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for retirees; expand Medicaid to improve the health of our students and families; reestablish state retiree health benefits for teachers who will be hired after 2021; and restore extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees such as a master’s degree.Last year, after years of struggle, all state workers won a raise to at least $15 per hour, with the exception of school-classified employees. This year they are fighting for the same pay. “I have been here 26 years; I am worth more than $15 per hour,” stated teachers’ assistant Keena Proctor in Asheville. A broad range of civil rights, labor and other community organizations supported the education workers. The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, representing the Poor People’s Campaign, spoke at the rally: “When you hurt teachers, when you deny health care, when you refuse to pay workers $15 and a union, it is against the good of the whole. It is time to teach this legislature a lesson!” The May Day action was a defeat of anti-union forces that had used red baiting to try to scare people away. Senate leader Phil Berger had said, “The far-left NCAE strike will keep kids out of the classroom and force parents to find childcare.” The April 11 Raleigh News and Observer ran the headline, “Advocating for ‘our children’ or a ‘Marxist’ event?” In Columbia, S.C., the state’s capital, over 10,000 education workers and supporters gathered outside the Department of Education and marched to the State House to call on lawmakers to raise their pay and increase funding for public schools. They also demanded better working conditions and a better learning environment for students, with less testing, a daily lunch break, adequate restroom access and smaller class sizes.last_img read more

Councilmember Madison to Host Virtual Town Hall with Police Chief and Health Director

first_imgHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, July 16, where he joins City Manager Steve Mermell, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez, and City Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh as they provide a “Status Update on Current City Issues.”Members of the community, especially residents in District 6 which Madison represents at the City Council, can join through Zoom and ask questions and make comments during the meeting’s question-and-answer portion.The virtual town hall is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Madison said in an announcement.“Please join me in the first virtual town hall meeting,” he said. “If you join though Zoom, you will be able to submit questions as the meeting progresses. If you access the meeting through other means and have questions, please email me ([email protected]) or call the District 6 office by July 15th at (626) 744-4739.”Madison’s office has also started using Constant Contact, an email software, to send out updated messages from the City and District 6. To be added to the distribution list, write Madison’s office by email, [email protected] or [email protected] and include a home address. You may also visit the District 6 webpage, www.cityofpasadena.net/district6, for more information.To access the virtual town hall meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85872537252 or call (669) 900-6833 and use the webinar ID 858 7253 7252. On cable TV, you may access it through Charter Spectrum channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.Online, the virtual town hall meeting will be available on www.cityofpasadena.net/media and www.pasadenamedia.org/kpas.For the questions for the question-and-answer portion of the meeting, text your questions and comments via the Zoom application during the meeting or call (626) 744-4739 by July 15.Councilmember Madison was first elected in 1999 to represent District 6, which includes the West Pasadena neighborhoods above the Rose Bowl and in Southwest Pasadena, much of Old Pasadena, the Art Center College of Design, the Convention Center and Civic Auditorium, most of the Arroyo Seco, the historic Colorado Street Bridge, Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Tournament of Roses House (Wrigley Mansion). Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newscenter_img Community News Councilmember Madison to Host Virtual Town Hall with Police Chief and Health Director By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 1:20 pm Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News last_img read more

Five-year-old girl who was attacked by bear is released from hospital

first_imgmoodboard/Thinkstock(GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.) — The 5-year-old girl who was attacked and dragged by a bear in Colorado on Mother’s Day is in “good health and good spirits” after getting released from the hospital, according to a statement from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.Kimberly Cyr wandered out of her home in East Orchard Mesa at around 2:30 a.m. to investigate a noise that she thought was a dog, according to her mother. The noise turned out to have come from a bear, which then attacked her. When Kimberly’s mother heard her screaming, she ran out of the house and scared the bear away.A statement posted to Facebook on Friday from the hospital reads that Kimberly’s “injuries have healed sufficiently for the approval of her discharge from the hospital. She continues the process of healing in the care of her family and medical caregivers.”Three days after the attack, officers killed the bear that attacked the girl, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

78-year-old man comes face-to-face with a bear, punches it in the face

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — We may not punch ballots on Election Day anymore, but for one 78-year-old man, he was punching something: a big black bear.Sonny Pumphrey was cleaning up fall leaves in his driveway in White Oak, North Carolina, on Nov. 6 when he came face to face with a mother bear and her two cubs.He said that the cubs ran away when he saw them, but that the mother stayed behind, leaving him with no choice but to confront her.“I had nowhere to run. I could not go right and I couldn’t go left,” Pumphrey told ABC News. “I guess I just went with my natural instinct and just tried to protect myself.”Pumphrey said the bear immediately ran toward him to attack, and that his reaction was to punch her in the face.“I had nothing in my hands, so… I just started slugging at the bear as hard as I could,” he said.Pumphrey said he was able to land a few hits, however, the bear eventually bit him and began shaking him like a “rag doll.”Pumphrey’s wife, Betty Pumphrey, said that she heard the commotion from inside the house.“I was scared to death that she was going to kill my husband,” Betty Pumphrey said. “He was fighting for his life.”She said that she ran outside with her dog to try to scare the bear away.“The door was open and… I saw the bear attacking him,” Betty Pumphrey, 72, said. “I didn’t hesitate, I just went through the door and screamed, and then with the little dog barking, we tried to, you know, get [the bear] away from him.”“I guess with all the commotion, it startled her and she turned and ran,” she added.With the bear gone, Betty Pumphrey called 911, and an ambulance took Sonny Pumphrey to the hospital, where he received rabies shots for his bitten and bruised hip.“I’m sore all over; my body hurts,” he said.Sonny Pumphrey said he was at home recovering on Friday.He said that he was lucky to be alive after the ordeal and that from now, on he wouldn’t be leaving home without his gun.“I got lucky,” he said. “I am one lucky individual to be alive today.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more