Nestle Nigeria Plc ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Charity Commission warns of possible Pakistan appeal scams

first_imgCharity Commission warns of possible Pakistan appeal scams Concerned at the likelihood of fraudulent fundraising appeals in the wake of the Pakistan flood disaster, the Charity Commission has published advice for people who want to support those affected by donating or fundraising for a genuine charity.The Commission has come across scams in previous emergency appeals, including the Haiti earthquake of January 2010. Many of them are online, in the shape of fictitious appeal websites, email appeals that falsely use the name of genuine charities, or appeals from fictitious charities.The Commission is urging the public to continue giving but to be vigilant. For those who wish to make a donation, it advises:* Be careful when responding to emails or clicking links within them to ensure that they are genuine. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a request for donations that appears to come from a charity, don’t hesitate to contact that charity directly.* If you are in any doubt about a charity collector, ask for their identification and the charity’s name and registration number. If you are not happy about giving then and there, you can check to see if the charity is on the public register of charities on the Commission’s website –* If you are concerned that you may have been targeted by a fundraising scam, you should report this to the police. You should also contact the Charity Commission on 0845 300 0218 or via the website –* If you want to donate online to a particular charity, visit the charity’s website.* Think about how you are going to give. If you are a UK taxpayer and donate directly to a charity – whether online, over the phone, by post or by handing in a cheque at the charity’s office or shop – it can claim Gift Aid to maximise your donation.The Commission also reminded the public that there are laws around collecting money for charity in public which are there to protect donors and make sure that the money raised goes to a genuine charitable cause. It therefore issued the following advice for those wishing to fundraise for those affected by the Pakistan floods:* Secure the necessary permission from your local authority or the Metropolitan Police if you live in a London borough.* Only collect using a sealed tin or container.* Always make sure you state the name and registration number of the charity you are collecting for.* Always make sure there is more than one person to count the collection proceeds and sign off the total amount* Bank any cash as soon as possible, preferably straight into the charity account. Get a receipt from the Bank/Building Society.* Report back to your community so they are reassured that the money has reached the good cause. You may wish to put notices in shops/post offices, or let your local paper know how much you raised and thank people for their Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policy  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 August 2010 | News 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. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Indiana Farmers Lay Out Wish List for Farm Bill

first_img Indiana Farmers Lay Out Wish List for Farm Bill SHARE Home News Feed Indiana Farmers Lay Out Wish List for Farm Bill Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 27, 2017 A wide cross section of Indiana’s ag leadership gathered for a discussion of what Indiana farmers want in the new Farm Bill. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSCN Resistant Soybeans are Showing Some Problems Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Untapped Urban Development Potential

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Untapped Urban Development Potential Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Urban sprawl, by its very nature, means cities are forever expanding outward. Initially, their borders expand, and then eventually, as they bump up against those constraints, the challenge becomes figuring out ways to make the most use of the space and resources available. With housing at a premium and inventory failing to keep up in many markets, the process of examining whether the available land is being used to its full potential is more important than ever. But what if there’s untapped potential not on the fringes of the suburbs, but right in the heart of many cities’ core business districts (CBDs)?COMMERCIALCafe recently conducted an urban development study examining just this prospect, and entitled “What to Do with All the Vacant Land in Major US CBDs?” COMMERCIALCafe narrowed their focus to 25 major U.S. cities, examining vacant land available within the cities, local construction activity, and a survey of 1,549 local residents of the cities to determine what sort of development would be most desirable for them.Within the CBDs of those 25 cities, COMMERCIALCafe found a total of 584 acres of undeveloped land—equivalent to nearly 442 NFL-standard-size football fields. Moreover, the study found that “some of the least dense urban cores have seen the slowest development activity during the past five years, while developers have been significantly busier in the more tightly packed city downtowns.”The study found the most undeveloped vacant lots in the South, West, and Southwest, with Texas standing out among the crowd with 208 acres of undeveloped land located in the CBDs of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Dallas is the least dense CBD of all the cities surveyed, with 86 acres of undeveloped land within its CBD.The report states, “During the past five years, 8.5 million square feet of property has been built in the Dallas central business district—second only to construction activity in NYC, recent Dallas developments included housing, office space, parking, retail, and hotels.”Las Vegas also features a notably low density of development within its CBD, with 75 acres’ worth of vacant lots inside that zone. “By stark contrast with the active Dallas landscape, and despite an estimated 8 percent increase in population since 2010, research shows that property completed here in the past five years was limited to office space and amounted to less than 100,000 square feet, with none currently under construction, and roughly 750,000 square feet more in commercial projects that are either only planned or approved and not yet built.”The survey of city residents found that many residents believe housing should be a focus of urban development within their communities. “When asked what developments they want in their city, 72 percent of respondents chose housing and homeless shelters,” the study explains. “These choices went up to 83 percent when respondents were asked what they think their city needs most.” The survey also showed many respondents putting a particular focus on affordable housing in particular.In addition to trying to find ways to address affordability and increase available housing inventory, states such as California have been reexamining existing laws that regulate how urban spaces can be developed. With hundreds of acres of undeveloped land sitting in the hearts of major cities, one solution to the housing crunch may be sitting in plain sight, waiting for someone to figure out how to tap into it.To read the full COMMERCIALCafe study, including a detailed breakdown of its methodology and info on each of the 25 cities examined, click here. Share Save Tagged with: Affordable Housing core business districts Housing Inventory inventory shortages urban development urban sprawl Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Are Home Prices Finally Slowing Their Pace? Next: Existing Home Sales vs. Housing Supply May 24, 2018 1,645 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Affordable Housing core business districts Housing Inventory inventory shortages urban development urban sprawl 2018-05-24 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Untapped Urban Development Potential Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articleslast_img read more

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

first_imgBy Jeremy Cliffe Is there anything anyone doesn’t get off on, whether we admit it or not?” In this pithy question the protagonist of Edward Albee’s The Goat expresses the play’s central dilemma: what do we tolerate, and what is taboo? Martin, the superstar architect at the pinnacle of his trade, sits in the living room, his life in tatters; a suitable ending to a drama Albee subtitles “Notes towards a definition of tragedy”.The opening scene introduces us to Martin (Will Robertson) and his wife Stevie (Sarah Nerger). The pair launches into a convincing, provocative performance, and we are quickly drawn into the world of the ever-so-slightly bohemian denizens of the East Coast bourgeoisie. Those familiar with the patina of the surreal on Albee’s 1962 masterpiece, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? will recognise the style. Yet here the very premise is an absurdity, or at least we would be forgiven for thinking so: Martin is having an affair with a goat named Sylvia. As the play unfolds the animalistic amore is revealed to the audience, his friend Ross (Max Seddon), his wife and his gay son Billy (Tom Coates). Add to the concoction simmering discord and dysfunctional communication, and the result is a Kafkaesque collapse of the superficially harmonious world which we are presented at the outset.A little way into the play, Ross is distracted by the churning, rushing sounds of the dishwasher. “It’s probably the Eumenides” Martin replies wryly. Indeed, where these mythical deities enforced the prevailing moral order upon the heroes of yore, in Albee’s modern tragedy it is this paradigm of modern domesticity that looms over Martin’s nemesis. But Papa Aristotle would be mighty content with the plot structure. Dramatic unity, a fall from glory, circumstances beyond control, and a suitably cathartic dénouement – the play has it all. Albee creates what the Director Guy Levin describes as “a truly modern tragedy”, suited to our atomised, atheist society through its exploration of where we place the boundaries on love; and bestiality, paedophilia, incest and rape are under the spolight.Launching on Broadway in 2002, the play reached British audiences in 2004 at Islington’s Almeida Theatre (starring Jonathan Pryce), and in its Oxford première Levin does the work full justice. In the first act Robertson’s dry tone is an excellent counter to the vitality of Nerger’s polished, authoritative but affectionate wife and Seddon’s superbly charismatic television presenter. Robertson maintains a quizzical air, clearly troubled, even alienated. As Ross, camera rolling, introduces his friend on interview, there is a brilliant discord between Martin’s expression of undisguised tedium, lip curled, and Ross’s self-important ramblings (“Some people, I guess, are, well…more extraordinary than others” he contemplates, gazing into middle-distance). With the revelation of Martin’s capriphiliac dalliances, Nerger comes into her own, lurching manically from incandescent ranting to superior, sarcastic barbs. Meanwhile Coates does well as the slightly affected Billy; between uncomprehending outbursts at his parents he speechlessly grasps at his hair. Robertson tends to be more deadpan than frenetic, more wry than fraught, to the point of occasionally underplaying his role. It’s a point of debate whether this trace of the understated wryness of Robertson’s excellent Berthold Brecht in last Hilary’s Tales from Hollywood restricts his portrayal, but in any case he puts in a fine portrayal of neuroticism and inner sadness.In all, this is a first-rate set of performances, credible but with subtle hints of caricature that well suit the supercharged reality of the world of the play. It has great success in balancing the absurdity and comic word play with Martin’s tragic inability to reconcile genuine love with absolute social orthodoxy, and as such leaves us wary of taking the validity of such a convention for granted. Dir:  Guy Levin    OFS: 7.30 Tues-Sat, 2.30 Sat    Week 4last_img read more

Demolition of Tinbergen Building makes way for new £201.8M Life and Mind Building

first_imgThe Tinbergen Building was designed by Sir Leslie Martin, a renowned post-war architect, best known for his work on the Royal Festival Hall at the South Bank Centre in London. The building is named after the Dutch biologist Niko Tinbergen who began teaching at Oxford in the late 1940s.  Professor Kinnard, Senior Responsible Owner, wrote in the May 2020 issue of the Life and Mind Building newsletter that the COVID-19 pandemic has only minimally interfered with the project plans and that demolition is on track to wrap up by September 2020, with the new building opening for Michaelmas term 2024, as was originally planned. This was facilitated by a ‘COVID-19 mitigation plan’ deployed in early March, which included the transition of project meetings to online platforms.. According to a public consultation document, prospective design plans for the new building include extending the public space surrounding the lot in order to create a public plaza just outside the building, allowing for more natural light and better views from within the building. Plans also include terraces with spaces for study, work, and social engagement. The new building will require an internal area of 26,000 square meters in order to accommodate the space needed for science, research, teaching, and office areas.  In a letter to the Oxford City Council, Pro-Vice-Chancellor David Prout remarked that this project is the “largest building project the university has ever undertaken.” The estimated value of the project is  £201.8M in total. Demolition and construction will enlist the help of hundreds of workers, ranging from demolition experts to engineers to landscape designers.  Demolition of the University of Oxford’s Tinbergen Building on South Parks Road began this May. Evacuated in 2017 due to the discovery of asbestos within the building, the lot is being cleared to make way for a new biology and experimental psychology building.center_img Prior to 2017, the Tinbergen Building was the university’s largest science and research building. Over 1,600 students were forced to leave the premises after asbestos was discovered within the building in February 2017. Asbestos removal took place for a period of 18 months before demolition began. Because asbestos removal could not occur with occupants within the building, students and staff were moved into temporary buildings just south of the original Tinbergen lot and in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, while the Tinbergen Building was closed to the public. Planning permission for these sites runs out in June 2022 but can be extended. Regarding the discovery of asbestos in the building, a university spokesperson said: “Asbestos was commonly used in construction and refurbishment work for much of the 20th century and can be found in any building built before the year 2000. The University follows national best practices and the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to manage asbestos materials. We regularly monitor and survey for asbestos in buildings and, if any risk is detected, we take immediate action to ensure users are safe. For example, in 2017 we moved staff out of the Tinbergen Building when asbestos was found in areas where it might be disturbed.” Known as the Life and Mind Science Building, the new building will house both a biology department – combining existing plant sciences and zoology departments – and the evolutionary psychology department. According to the university’s website, this new building will “significantly improve the way psychological and biological science is undertaken in Oxford, helping scientists to solve some of our major global challenges.” last_img read more

Head-On Crash on I-69 Kills Three

first_imgPike County – Last night at approximately 9:43, Trooper Hunter Manning witnessed a head-on crash on I-69 near the 49 mile-marker involving three vehicles.At approximately 9:30 p.m., Trooper Manning was parked on I-69 southbound at the 42 mile-marker when a motorist stopped to inform him a motorist driving a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving northbound in the southbound lanes. Trooper Manning immediately proceeded northbound and located the vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes near the 48.5 mile-marker. Trooper Manning drove into the median in an attempt to get the wrong way driver’s attention. The driver of the Tahoe then entered the median and made a U-turn into the northbound lanes and proceeded south. Trooper Manning then entered into the southbound lanes still attempting to get the driver’s attention. Moments later the vehicle struck two vehicles in the northbound lanes near the 49 mile-marker.Preliminary investigation revealed Brian Paquette, 48, of Newport News, VA, was driving his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound in the northbound passing lane. Stephanie Molinet, 22, of Elberfeld, was driving her 2014 Ford Focus northbound in the passing lane when the two vehicles struck head-on. The impact caused Paquette’s vehicle to rotate clockwise and into the path of a 2011 GMC Terrain that was traveling northbound in the driving lane. The driver of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was taken to Deaconess Hospital where she is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Their identities will be released later today after their family have been notified. Autumn Kapperman, 21, of Boonville, was a front seat passenger in Molinet’s vehicle. Kapperman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was also five-months pregnant. Molinet was taken to Deaconess Hospital where she died early Saturday morning from her injuries. Paquette was also transported to Deaconess Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. All three vehicles were totaled. The northbound lanes of I-69 were closed for approximately three-hours while troopers investigated the crash.This is an on-going investigation.Deceased:• 44-year-old male (Waiting for Family to be Notified)• Stephanie Molinet, 22, Elberfeld, IN• Autumn Kapperman, 21, Boonville, INInjured:• 46-year-old female (Waiting for Family to be Notified)• Brian L. Paquette, 48, Newport News, VAFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Fashion design for kids hosted by Little City Books

first_img× HOBOKEN – Little City Books, Hoboken’s independent bookstore, will host Marjorie Galen, author of ‘The Fashion Designer’s Handbook’ to teach a class for kids 6 – 12 on how to design, cut, baste, sew, and trim a chic A-line shift for their doll. All materials (and cookies) included.It all comes together on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.A purchase of the book is required to participate. You can learn more at‘The Fashion Designer’s Handbook and Fashion Kit’ features 33 projects that range from super easy dresses for 11 1⁄2-inch fashion dolls (including Barbie) all the way to projects for designers to make and wear themselves. It shows how to think and work like a designer, from finding inspiration to sketching to developing a personal style. Getting to know fabrics, fibers, and materials; working with patterns; and creating original designs using the dress form.Want to create The Mod Mini 1-2-3 Skirt? The No-Sew Sock Dress? Little Red Cape and Coco Jacket?Here in one kit is everything you need to start designing and sewing clothes, a full-color book that comes with a doll-size dress form, 24 reusable patterns, rick rack, embroidery thread, a tape measure, and a piece of fabric printed in three vibrant patterns.Marjorie Galen was born in Brooklyn many years before it was hip to live there. She likes to make things and then write about the process. Some of her favorite things to make are chocolate chip cookies, quilts, doll dresses, embroidered hankies, and hand knitted socks.She is the author of two craft books for kids and families, and is currently working on a new sewing book (this time one for adults).To reach the store call (201) 626-READ or visit read more

Press release: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

first_imgA new offence introduced in the Act also gives the Home Secretary the power to designate an area outside of the UK, subject to Parliamentary approval, to restrict UK nationals and residents from entering or remaining in that area, if he is satisfied that it is necessary to protect members of the public from terrorism.An individual found to have entered or remained in a designated area, unless for a legitimate reason such as being there involuntarily, could face up to 10 years in prison. The offence will not allow the retrospective prosecution of those who have already travelled overseas to fight and returned to the UK, but it will assist in a future conflict to which UK nationals or residents seek to travel.Furthermore, the Act extends extra-territorial jurisdiction for a number of terrorism offences including inviting support for a proscribed organisation and making or possessing explosives for the purposes of carrying out an act of terrorism.The provisions that have commenced today: These new laws give the police the powers they need to disrupt terrorist plots earlier and ensure that those who seek to do us harm face just punishment. As we saw in the deadly attacks in London and Manchester in 2017, the threat from terrorism continues to evolve and so must our response, which is why these vital new measures have been introduced. create an offence of reckless expressions of support for a proscribed organisation create an offence of publication of images, and a police power to seize items as evidence, related to a proscribed organisation create an offence of obtaining or viewing terrorist material over the internet create an offence of entering or remaining in a designated area amend the offences of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications extend extra-territorial jurisdiction for certain offences including inviting support for a proscribed organisation increase maximum sentences for terrorism offences make extended sentences available for terrorism offences – ending automatic early release and allowing a longer period on licence strengthen notification requirements on convicted terrorists, and introduce greater powers to enter and search their homes extend Serious Crime Prevention Orders for terrorism offences introduce further traffic regulations provide for a statutory review of Prevent Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent.The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements.It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, emblems or clothing in a way which suggests you are a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation and certain preparatory terrorism offences, including encouragement of terrorism or the dissemination of terrorist publications, now carry a maximum sentence of 15 years.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: Updated legislation was central to the government’s updated counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, which was published in 2018 following a fundamental review after the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.Further provisions in the Act to crackdown on hostile state activity, will come into force in the coming months. The Home Office is currently consulting on the codes of practice governing the use of this power.last_img read more

Jim James Performs Cover Of “Everyday People” For ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ [Watch]

first_imgEarlier this month, Jim James stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a track off his recently released and stripped-down album, UNIFORM CLARITY, a companion piece to his prior 2018 release, UNIFORM DISTORTION. For his Tonight Show spot, James performed a sparse, heartfelt acoustic rendition of “Over And Over”, as it appears on UNIFORM CLARITY, complete with a crew of colorfully illuminated backup vocals by The Resistance Revival Chorus.James has just shared a special recording from the evening, a Sly & The Family Stone cover of “Everyday People”, performed for the program’s Cover Room series. The Resistance Revival Chorus backed James on “Everyday People” off of Sly & The Family Stone’s 1969 album, Stand!.You can check out Jim James’ late-night special cover of “Everyday People”, as well as his performance of “Over And Over” below:Jim James – “Everyday People” – 1o/3/2018[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Jim James – “Over and Over” (Acoustic)[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Jim James is currently in the midst of a very special tour. Dubbed The Future Is Voting Tour, the tour includes six nonpartisan multi-artist shows in college towns in electoral “swing districts” in an effort to promote voter participation in the important electoral areas. Each of the tour’s six stops are part concert, part town-hall meeting. The meeting segment of these shows includes a non-partisan forum where candidates and their representatives are invited to speak directly to students and take their toughest questions.As James noted in a press release announcing the tour,The importance of getting involved at this moment in time cannot be overstated. This isn’t only a Get Out The Vote concert. This is a learning moment aimed at college students to motivate them to vote, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Each stop on the tour purposefully takes place in a contested electoral district or state for this important midterm election, where students and young voters have the ability to dramatically affect the outcome of this tremendous moment in history. Please join special surprise guests and myself at these events with the goal of truly inspiring thought, discourse, and participation.For more information about upcoming tour dates and tickets, head over to James’ website.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more