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B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
BAGSHOT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 22: Tom Wood in action during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 22, 2012 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Replacements: Schalk Brits, Heinke van der Merwe, Pat Cilliers, Flip van der Merwe, Marcell Coetzee, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Taute, Lwazi Mvovo.Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fetching brief: Bath flanker Francois Louw will be one of the danger men for the Springboks at TwickenhamBy Alan Pearey, Rugby World Deputy EditorMALCOLM PREEDY was part of the first one-club front row to play for England. In 1984, the former Gloucester captain packed down with club-mates Steve Mills and Phil Blakeway against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.“I don’t know why I got dropped after the game, I thought I’d done okay,” he recalls in a new book, The Gloucester Rugby Miscellany. “Me, Steve and Phil were all dropped but we had held our own.“I remember the build-up to the game. John Scott, our captain, was playing in the second row, which wasn’t his usual position. We had only two practice scrums because John said his ears were hurting. I wanted to practise more but I was the new boy, so I went along with the seniors.”Six years of hurtOh those crazy amateur days. England lost 33-15 that day, part of a long-running saga of pain against the Boks that was briefly interrupted by England sides of the early Noughties. They go into Saturday’s meeting at Twickenham seeking their first win in the fixture in 11 attempts, Andy Robinson’s 2006 team the last to buck the trend.England fans leaving HQ last weekend offered mixed reviews of the defeat to Australia. Most of us are still trying to work out whether this young squad is a special team in the making or a mediocre group destined to disappoint against the world’s best.Certainly England lacked cohesion against the Wallabies, with Toby Flood running up blind alleys without the necessary support. Chris Ashton must try to get on his shoulder – Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt are not of that ilk – but it can only happen if England generate quick ball rather than stodge.Openside Francois Louw has been on song this month but he will be hard pressed to pose a tough as challenge as that offered by Wallaby Michael Hooper.Game-changer WoodSouth Africa’s lineout has been perfect, with no lost throws in Dublin and Edinburgh, so England will be more inclined to keep the ball on the pitch via Ben Youngs box kicks. Well placed and well chased, they will hope. The return of Tom Wood (left) for Tom Johnson in the back row should not only help combat Louw’s work on the ground but alleviate some pressure in the lineout on the young Joe Launchbury, making his first start. Of the three missing Saints, England have missed hooker Dylan Hartley’s aggression and offloading the most, but they will have been heartened by the sight of the Boks scrum backpeddling late on against Scotland.Tries at a premiumThe selection of Mike Brown on the wing appears a clear counter to South Africa’s kicking game, in particular that of the peerless Ruan Pienaar. England look well set up to thwart the Boks’ attack but don’t expect too many line breaks of their own. It may prove a battle of the boot and let’s hope that Youngs can curb his instinct to tap and go, because in a head-to-head kicking duel I would back Flood over the potentially vulnerable Pat Lambie.Prediction: The Boks are severely understrength, so England can do it. By one point!ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA, Saturday 24 November, 2.30pm, Twickenham, Live on Sky Sports 1ENGLAND: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Manu Samoa, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown; Toby Flood, Ben Youngs; Alex Corbisiero, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw (captain), Ben Morgan.Replacements: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Mouritz Botha, James Haskell, Danny Care, Owen Farrell, Jonathan Joseph.SOUTH AFRICA: Zane Kirchner; JP Pietersen, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (captain), Francois Hougaard; Pat Lambie, Ruan Pienaar; Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Juandré Kruger, Francois Louw, Willem Alberts, Duane Vermeulen.
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Andrew Peel joins The Giving Campaign on secondment from the British Red Cross to boost relationships between the Campaign and UK charities.Andrew Peel has joined The Giving Campaign as Campaign Manager, working on secondment for 6 months from the British Red Cross. His brief is to boost further the links between charities and the campaign which aims to encourage a culture of giving and to increase the amount of money given to UK charities.Andrew has spent the past three years as Head of Corporate Partnerships. Previously, he worked for 5 years at Help the Aged, specialising in Corporate Fundraising. In 1997, Andrew was awarded the ICFM Professional Fundraiser of the Year Award and in 1999, his team won the ICFM’s Most Effective Corporate Fundraising Campaign Award for its ground-breaking work on the Tesco Charity of the Year adoption. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New appointment at The Giving Campaign 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 2002 | News
Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq News RSF_en June 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Baghdad media mourn two more deaths IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced deep sadness today at the murder of a young cameraman employed by Associated Press Television News (APTN) in Baghdad on 1 June, a day after the father of a woman journalist employed by satellite TV station Al-Arabiya was found riddled with bullets in the Baghdad morgue.“We convey our condolences to the families of the victims and share their grief,” the press freedom organisation said. “Without a strong commitment by the country’s politicians, the number of murders of journalists will continue to rise. And the more that time goes by with nothing being done, the harder it will become to identify those responsible for these murders and bring them to trial. The entire journalistic profession is waiting for the authorities to act.”Al-Arabiya Baghdad bureau chief Jawad Al-Hatab said the Iraqi media have undergone radical changes and achieved an unprecedented level of freedom of expression since Saddam Hussein’s removal in 2003 but this has been accompanied by a terrible loss of life. “All the armed groups now targeting journalists, academics and artists want to deprive Iraq of its brain power,” he said, adding that many news organisations have moved from Baghdad to the safer Kurdish north or to neighbouring countries.APTN cameraman Saif Fakhri, 26, was gunned down on 1 June as he was heading towards a mosque near his home in Baghdad. He is the fifth employee of the US video news agency to be murdered in Iraq.Khalil Youssef Ahmad, 55, the father of Al-Arabiya business journalist Doha Al-Haddad, was kidnapped on 31 May in Baghdad and killed the same day by his abductors, who had contacted the family and demanded a ransom. Reporters Without Borders learned that Haddad had received threatening messages on her mobile phone telling her to stop working for the news media altogether.At least 182 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003. There has been no news of another 14 media employees since they were kidnapped in Iraq. Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of an Associated Press cameraman and deplores the absence of any commitment by the government in Baghdad to stop attacks on journalists. “The entire journalistic profession is now waiting for the authorities to act,” the organisation says. The father of an Al-Arabiya journalist was also kidnapped and killed. Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more
Facebook Site lease conditional on buying mobile home from selected dealerA LIMERICK family has warned people investing in seaside mobile homes to be wise and avoid disappointment. Businessman, Paul Browne, who waited for four years for a mobile home site, learned he would have to pay €8,000 above market value for a mobile home. When offered a site in a prominent seaside town, the Browne’s learned from the site owner it was conditional that they would have to buy their mobile home from a vendor recommended by him.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We rang four different sellers and prices varied between €40,000 and €42,000”.They were expecting to be asked to pay slightly over the market value, because of site exclusivity.“The seller said the price would be €48,000, I quizzed him on the extra €8,000 and he said it was to remove an old van from the site that belonged to someone else”.The Browne’s were extremely disappointed.“My family, including my pregnant wife, are emotionally drained and deflated from this. We were looking forward to spending the summer near the beach”.“To be honest, this whole episode has left a bad taste in our mouths.“Maybe four or five years ago, when times were better we would have accepted it. These days are different and it takes a long time to save €8,000”. They were initially contacted in early March by a park owner and told that a site had become available.Paul explained:“We were very eager, so we travelled to see the site that day and we were delighted with it.“We agreed that the rental on the site would be around €1,500 a year, which would be the standard price.“The only condition was, we had to buy the mobile from one mobile home vendor, which we had no issue with at the time”.After shopping around to choose a make and model, the family learned of the variance in price.“Other companies said they would be happy to offer our seller, the make and model we wanted, at a trade discount of between 10% and 15%”.When the family decided on a make and model, they asked the seller for a quote from his supplier in the UK.He informed them that the price would be €48,000, and this was not flexible.A few days later Paul called the dealer back.“I rang and had a long conversation regarding the extra €8,000. He said that he had paid €1,000 for decking on site and around €2,000 to remove the existing mobile.“I asked him why we had to cover that removal charge as the mobile was not ours, and he replied it was the way it had to be.“I was eventually told that the €8,000 goes to the site owners.“He also said he could sell us the same mobile for €40k, but on a site in a park outside of the town”.Frustrated, they travelled to the site they wanted in an effort to do a deal, and offered €44,000 for the mobile home.“They turned down our offer, because they knew that they have other people waiting for places at the site, and they are not dependent on us”.After all of the confusion, Mr Browne said he still doesn’t know what the €8,000 was for.“I have run a business for 11 years and I have always been open and honest with my clients. I don’t understand this underhand behaviour.“Is our country still this greedy in the current climate? I would just like to let other buyers beware and know the full cost of mobile homes and what they are paying for before going ahead spending such large amounts of money on leisure activities”. Advertisement Print Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsSeaside holiday dream falls apart for local familyBy admin – March 28, 2011 582 Email Previous articleProud Limerick at its very bestNext articleLimerick nicely positioned when boom returns admin
Related Articles Print This Post Report: Near-Term Outlook ‘Grim’ For Mortgage, Housing Industries The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Collingwood Group Government Regulation housing industry Monthly Report Mortgage Industry Many housing and mortgage industry professionals believe that the overall outlook for their business in the next six months is “grim,” according to the Collingwood Group Mortgage Industry Outlook Report.The report, which was published on Tuesday, was the first-ever such report published by the Collingwood Group. The Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm will be conducting a monthly survey of mortgage and housing industry professionals to report on the state of the business.Only 30 percent of mortgage industry professionals surveyed for the report believe that business conditions will be better in the next six months, while 41 percent said conditions will stay the same and 29 percent said they believe conditions will be worse. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said their current business conditions were worse in September than they were at the same time last year.Only 2 percent of respondents said they believe it is extremely likely that the housing market will improve in the next six months. One reason for the bleak outlook is the effect of regulation on the housing and mortgage industries, which has been increasing since 2010 and especially in the last year, forcing businesses to devote more and more resources toward compliance, the Collingwood Group report said.”The implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) origination and servicing rules have exposed lenders to host of new compliance demands and risks,” the report said. “The challenges lenders are managing are exasperated by the increased level of federal, state and local government enforcement activities. The results of the survey suggest that this is having a strong impact on businesses’ bottom lines.”Only 9 percent of respondents reported that the pace of regulation has had little or no effect on their business, while 19 percent said the pace of regulation has had an extreme impact. In all, 78 percent of housing and mortgage professionals surveyed said that increased regulation has hurt their business in some way.”The results of our first survey indicate a pretty grim outlook for the next six months,” Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood said. “The fast pace of regulatory enforcement is a 1-2 punch for many lenders.”The effect of increased regulation has spilled over into consumers. In many cases consumers have been prevented from obtaining a mortgage loan, since the increased regulation has forced the industry in general to tighten credit availability. Seventy percent of survey respondents said they believe there is a high to extremely high correlation between regulation and the need to tighten mortgage credit.”Many lenders are torn between making credit available to lower credit score borrowers and mitigating exposure to regulatory risk,” said Brian Montgomery, Collingwood Vice Chairman and former Acting United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration.As far as the need to strike a delicate balance between maximizing loan volume and minimizing risk, brought on by increased regulation, many lenders have chosen minimizing risk. Thirty-seven percent of respondents ranked their likelihood of lowering credit score requirements to obtain a mortgage either a five or six on a scale of one to 10, indicating a neutral opinion. About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Report: Near-Term Outlook ‘Grim’ For Mortgage, Housing Industries October 7, 2014 243,672 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CFPB Collingwood Group Government Regulation housing industry Monthly Report Mortgage Industry 2014-10-07 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! 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