Bralirwa Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgBralirwa Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Bralirwa Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 FTSE 250 income stocks to buy

first_img Enter Your Email Address I have been looking for income stocks to buy for my portfolio to boost my income in the current interest rate environment. So here are five FTSE 250 stocks I would buy based on their income credentials.Profit marginsA lot of investors tend to concentrate on dividend yields when looking for income stocks.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I think that’s a mistake. So instead, I focus on profit margins as I reckon firms with larger profit margins will have more cash available to return to investors. That could lead to sustainable dividend growth.Of course, this is not guaranteed. Dividend income is always unpredictable, as dividends are paid out of profits. So if a company’s profits suddenly plunge, as they did last year, managers may have no other choice but to cut their dividends.Still, by focusing on companies with large profit margins and attractive yields, I can improve my odds of success. FTSE 250 income stocks The first company I’d buy for my portfolio of FTSE 250 income stocks is Ninety One. My figures show this asset management group has an operating profit margin of 28% and a dividend yield of 5.3%.As one of the UK’s largest asset and wealth managers, the group benefits from economies of scale. I think it should be able to use these economies to capture market share and grow its dividend in the years ahead. However, its main risk to growth is competition.If Ninety One has to lower charges to compete with lower-cost peers, the company’s profit margins may fall, which could impact profits. Staying in the financial sector, I’d also buy Sabre Insurance and OSB Group for my portfolio of FTSE 250 income stocks. These firms yield 4.2% and 3.1%, respectively. In addition, they have operating margins of 28% and 55%, although due to the quirks of financial company accounting, these figures are a bit misleading.However, I’m confident that both of these firms, which have carved out a niche in their respective markets (insurance and buy-to-let lending), can use their advantages to continue to grow. The main risks these enterprises may have to deal with are falling insurance rates and low-interest rates. Both factors could weigh on profit margins. Property and utilities I think storage group Big Yellow also deserves a place in my portfolio. With a yield of nearly 3%, the company benefits from a steady income from the clients using its storage facilities. It returns a percentage of this income to shareholders and reinvests the rest.The most considerable risk to its growth is debt. Big Yellow has racked up a lot of debt to fund its expansion. An increase in interest rates could lead to increased costs, which may force management to curb shareholder returns. Finally, I’d buy Pennon Group for my portfolio. The utility company is a highly defensive business.Consumers will always need water, and Pennon owns the assets to provide this resource. The stock yields 4.2%.The biggest risk to this yield is the regulator Ofwat, which controls how much profit Pennon is allowed to earn. A regulatory clampdown could force management to reduce the dividend.   Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 30th May, 2021 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 5 FTSE 250 income stocks to buy See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Charity Awards 2010 open for entries

first_img 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. The Charity Awards 2010 are now open for entries. They are designed to recognise excellence in the leadership and management of charities.Entry to the awards is free to all charities throughout the UK. The deadline for entries is 12 March 2010.Organisers Civil Society Media say that “success at The Charity Awards boosts staff morale, enhances your influence, helps funding applications and is a superb opportunity to raise your profile” The Charity Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Awards 2010 open for entriescenter_img Tagged with: Awards  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 January 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Ploink! microdonations service to be free for one year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 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. 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. Tagged with: Digital microdonations Ploink! microdonations service to be free for one yearcenter_img Microdonations service ploink! is to suspend its fees for 2013 as a gesture of goodwill.The site, launched in 2009, has helped pioneer microdonations in the UK. It functions as an online charity collection box, enabling people to donate small amounts of money to their chosen charities using a debit card, credit card or a PayPal account.Donors can choose to give pennies or pounds to their favourite charities by dragging and dropping virtual coins into charity ‘piggy banks’. When the coins saved into a piggy bank add up to 99 pence or more, the money can be donated. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2013 | News Ploink works with over 450 UK charities including BeatBullying, Kidney Research UK, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, The Meningitis Trust and World Vision UK.”Up to £200 a month more” for charitiesPloink normally deducts 10% from a donation plus ten pence to cover transaction costs and for the promotion of charities using its service. Waiving its fees for a year should add up to £200 each month to the amount that charities receive through its website.Why free?Marc Simpson, Director of Ploink, explained why fees were being waived. He said: “Last year was difficult for charities large and small and we were keen to do our bit to give them a boost as the new year gets underway. At a time when people are giving less and charities are feeling the squeeze Ploink wants to help buck the trend by giving people a fun and flexible way to donate. I hope that by suspending our fees, more will be encouraged to give in the knowledge that every penny and pound will be going straight to the causes that need them most.”The Lymphoma Association’s Director of Fundraising Alice Strudwick has used Ploink. She said: “As a small charity reliant on voluntary income, we’re always encouraging our supporters to collect their loose change, as every penny counts. Ploink works like an online version of our loose change collection boxes and we’ve enjoyed promoting this new fundraising mechanism to donors.”We now have 38 supporters on our Ploink page and have raised over £360 so far. We receive an excellent service from the Ploink team and benefit from the extra awareness they bring our charity by promoting our work to their thousands of Twitter followers. We would encourage any charity to sign up.” read more

Revolutionary Miguel Cruz Santos: 1958-2014

first_imgMiguel Cruz SantosMiguel Cruz Santos, a tireless fighter for the working class and a defender of socialism, died on Feb. 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the early age of 56.A memorial in his honor was held on Feb. 9 at the Ehret Funeral Home there where hundreds of activists, trade unionists and socialists praised his life’s work. In attendance were also his spouse, Oui Belissa, and son, Miguelito, and members of the Communist Party of Puerto Rico, of which Miguel was a founding member.Miguel was a teacher who politically impacted thousands of students and workers throughout his life. Miguel had been a member of the earlier Communist Party when it dissolved in the 1980s and committed himself then to the party’s rebirth.Above all, Miguel was a Leninist, giving classes in historical materialism and working in the teachers’ movement in Puerto Rico for the democratic participation of the workers. Recently, he militantly opposed the Puerto Rican government’s reduction of retirement benefits for teachers and use of this money to pay for the current capitalist debt crisis.Miguel was an anti-imperialist who opposed all U.S. wars against oppressed countries during his lifetime. He was a defender of the Soviet Union and worked tirelessly to form alliances with revolutionaries in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Venezuela.Miguel was a founding member of the Committee in Solidarity with Cuba, the Juan Rius Rivera Brigade, the Socialist Front, Communist Rebirth and the Vladimir Lenin School. Miguel and Oui Belissa also founded the anti-capitalist newspaper, Abayarde Rojo.Miguel was a working-class fighter and internationalist. In recent times, he worked tirelessly to get the U.S. Navy out of the island of Vieques, opposed U.S. wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq, and was a delegate to the Trade Unionists Assembly, which launched the Peoples General Strike in 1998 to oppose the privatization of the Puerto Rico Telephone Co.Miguel’s spirit of struggle and commitment to building socialism and communism were the cornerstones of his life. His comrades, fellow union activists and socialists at the memorial all praised his life’s work and committed themselves to continuing and advancing the struggle for a socialist future. Miguel Cruz Santos, presente!The writer was a friend of Miguel Cruz Santos and attended his memorial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NYC tenants demand affordable housing

first_imgThousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff Congress, the Hotel Trades Council and the Distributive Workers all had contingents.The rent regulations for New York City that limit what landlords can charge their tenants are scheduled to expire June 15. A million apartments are covered, the largest bloc of rent-regulated housing in the United States.New York City’s rent regulations are enacted into law by the state Legislature in Albany. The whole process is controlled by three men — Andrew Cuomo, the governor; John Flanagan, the leader of the Senate; and Carl Heastie, the speaker of the Assembly. What these three men agree to is generally what passes.Real estate interests are major donors in New York and the daily weblog, the Gothamist, reported on May 15 that seven of the 10 largest donors to Cuomo represent real estate.Over the past 10 years, manipulations by developers and politicians have removed tens of thousands of apartments from rent regulations. Homelessness has increased because, even outside of Manhattan, with its astronomically priced housing, it is difficult for poor and working people to find affordable apartments.What politicians like Mayor Bill de Blasio consider affordable is questionable. What he is pushing is “inclusionary zoning,” which makes developers set aside some percentage — usually a small percentage, typically 20 percent — of the new housing they develop for “low-income” tenants. For instance, a new development in the Bronx has low-income apartments for people making over $28,000 a year, or $13.50 an hour working a 40-hour week. (Jacobin, Fall 2014) Thus, even these “low-income” apartments are out of reach for many low-wage, part-time and unemployed workers.A number of the speakers pushed going to Albany June 9, on the free buses 1199SEIU is providing, and several made the connection between struggling for affordable housing and “Black Lives Matter.” Other speakers raised the issue of a $15-an-hour minimum wage and a union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Croke Park choirs sing out for Limerick charity

first_imgTwitter Limerick legend Leonard Enright inducted into GAA Hall of Fame Email Linkedin Limerick reach All-Ireland Hurling Final after stunning comeback Limerick ladies secure All Ireland final place after victory over London RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WHAT better way to get into the festive spirit than with some good old fashioned carol singing?And to make it a Christmas you’ll never forget, a trip to Croke Park on December 19 for ‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ in aid of a Limerick-based charity is just the ticket!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This ‘participative’ event will raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation on the Ballysimon Road, a charity providing financial assistance for critically ill children.Led by Cliona’s Foundations’ patron Miriam O’Callaghan, the event will see Croke Park transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, snow and lights as over 20,000 people try to break a Guinness World Record for the most people singing Christmas carols together.The existing record, set in Seoul in 2010, stands at 15,111.‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ is the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy who appeared on RTE’s Secret Millionaire in 2012. Richard spent ten days in Limerick undercover. He spent time with various organisations and charities and was so inspired by the Cliona Ring Foundation he decided to dedicate his time to help raise funds for the charity.‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ now promises to be a magical Christmas event for families, friends and singers alike.Cliona Foundation founder Brendan Ring said: “Stars, Choirs and Carols promises to be an unforgettable festive evening of carols and fun while at the same time helping to support the work of two unique charities – Cliona’s Foundation which gives a financial lifeline to families with a critically ill child and the Sanctuary which brings peace, calm and hope to the lives of thousands of people including the most vulnerable young people in our society.”Taking part is easy whether you are part of a choir or you would like to come along, break the record and enjoy the music. Simply log onto for the event cost €15 and a host of stars are lined up to help break the record including Louis Walsh, Lisa Hannigan, The Celtic Tenors, soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Gospel Choir, RTÉ’s Cór na nÓg, Tallaght Choral Society and a 60-piece brass band – The Army Number 1 band.To find out more log onto or WATCH – Limerick fan’s ‘hurling pilgrimage’ from Dubai NewsCommunityCroke Park choirs sing out for Limerick charityBy Alan Jacques – December 12, 2013 819 center_img Previous articleLIT scholarships bring brighter futureNext articleEarly Christmas present for Limerick traders Alan Jacques WhatsApp Advertisement WATCH: “I’ve some head on me”- Cian Lynch’s hilarious reaction to photograph with his mother Facebook Limerick Post Show | Guinness World Record holder Ger Purcell Print TAGSCliona’s FoudationCroke ParkDublin Gospel ChoirGuinness World RecordLisa HanniganLouis WalshMiriam O’CallaghanMusic LimerickRichard MulcahySecret Millionaire last_img read more

Limerick hospital had worst level of overcrowding in October

first_imgNewsLimerick hospital had worst level of overcrowding in OctoberBy Editor – November 8, 2017 2456 Overcrowding at University Hospital LimerickUniversity Hospital Limerick had the worst level of overcrowding during October, according to figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).The figures confirm that the level of overcrowding, arising from admitted patients being left on trolleys in Emergency Departments or wards, continues to reach record levels.In October there were 8,903 patients admitted for care for whom there was no in-patient bed. This represents a 15 per cent increase compared to October 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The levels of overcrowding in Dublin hospitals increased, following a number of months when levels of overcrowding had reduced.In hospitals outside of Dublin the situation continues to deteriorate significantly, with record levels both in the month of October and in the ten months of the year to date.Hospitals with the highest number patients on trolleys in October were: University Hospital Limerick (719); University Hospital Galway (679); Cork University Hospital (635); South                          Tipperary General Hospital (546) and St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny (495).For the first ten months of this year, there were 82,459 patients admitted for care with no in-patient bed available. This represents an 8 per cent increase on the first ten months of 2016, and a 96 per cent increase on the first ten months of 2007.The INMO will meet with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), on November 30 asking them to issue directions to ensure nursing and other frontline staff have a safe working environment.INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said the latest figures confirm the obvious reality that our public health service is critically short of acute hospital beds, which is having a serious, detrimental and harmful effect upon patient care.INMO General Secretary Liam Doran“It is imperative, as we enter the winter period, that all hospitals are empowered and supported to allow for the opening of all available beds; introduce incentivised packages to recruit and retain the required numbers of additional nursing staff and initiate rostered attendance by senior clinical decision makers from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week.“It is also vital that all available transitional and long term care beds, home care packages and home help hours are available to all community nursing management/services”, he added.“In order to address this crisis, there cannot be any restriction on the funds available to increase the capacity of the health service, as we enter the winter period.“The Emergency Department Taskforce is scheduled to meet on December 4 when we will be seeking confirmation that all these measures, together with any other initiatives necessary to address this crisis, have been introduced across the system,” Mr. Doran concluded.More health news here Tragedies claim three lives Linkedin Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s latest signing is Cian to impressNext articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about science Editor Print Advertisement July’s trolley figures were the worst ever Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL center_img Nurses set for strike at Limerick Hospitals Group TAGSCork University HospitalEmergency Department TaskforceHSAINMOLiam Doranlimericknursing staffovercrowdingSouth Tipperary General HospitalSt Luke’s Hospital KilkennytrolleysUHLUniversity Hospital Galway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Backlash as hospital ward closes WhatsApp Email Nurses top list of abuse targets at UL hospitals Twitterlast_img read more

Flying back through history in Foynes

first_imgNewcastle West Gardaí move Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEventFestivalFoynes airshowLimerick County Facebook Narrative 4 to celebrate the power of community with special livestream event Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous article#BREAKING Two men with loaded gun rammed Gardai in Limerick during arrestNext articleLimerick strongman outmuscles his UK rivals Staff Reporter center_img Free admission to Desmond Castle Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter A family watch the Douglas DC-32 pass during the Foynes Airshow. Picture: Sean Curtin True Media.THE Foynes Air Show brought thousands of spectators to the west Limerick village last Saturday to witness awe-inspiring and daredevil acts by 23 of the world’s most iconic aircraft.One of the biggest visitor events along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Foynes Air Show is estimated to be worth more than €750,000 to the local economy, and forms part of the IAA’s #AviationIreland weekend, along with the Bray Air Display.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The sun came out just in time for spectators to see the supersonic attack aircraft the Saab Viggen also know as Thunderbolt open what proved to be a memorable display of aviation superlatives.The Irish Air Corp made its inaugural appearance at the west Limerick show, with two Casas flying in formation, followed by a spectacular display by the PC9s.The Irish Historic Flight Foundation’s flying Chipmunk aircraft entertained and enthralled while the striking presence of the DC3 brought some of the more mature viewers back to a golden era in aviation.De Havilland Chipmunk 169 taking part in the fifth Foynes Air Show. Picture: Sean Curtin True Media.Richard Goodwin in his Pitts Special, and the Strikemaster Flying Club (SFC) from North Wales keep the eyes on the skies as local pilot Gerry Humphrey’s entertaining spectators in his bovine-themed aircraft.Back on ground level, internationally renowned circus acts entertained the crowds as a carnival atmosphere took over the maritime town.Air Show Festival Director Margaret O’Shaughnessy described the event as a celebration of the strong and proud aviation history of Foynes, Limerick and the Mid West region.“It is a huge undertaking for Foynes and Limerick, but it has proven to be a massive success every year. It originated as a day for families to enjoy and celebrate Foynes and its place in the aviation world, but has grown to be so much more.“The Air Show has helped to cultivate a worldwide understanding of Foynes and its history, while showcasing what Limerick has to offer as a tourism destination. It is also of huge benefit to the local economy.”“More than 200 bed nights were booked directly by organisers in hotels and local B & B’s in Limerick City, Adare, Rathkeale, Glin and Foynes and feedback from local accommodation providers is that there was a huge peak in business as a result of last year’s show,” said Ms O’Shaughnessy.Ian Williams and Ken Cusack, Clown Noir at the Foynes Airshow.“It has also helped promote an interest in aviation in general, which is an important industry to the mid west region. It also promoted Foynes, Limerick, and the Wild Atlantic Way as a top destination for domestic and overseas visitors.Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) chief executive Peter Kearney said that Foynes has played a pivotal role in the history and development of aviation in Ireland.“With its central role in the promotion and development of aviation in Ireland, the IAA is delighted to have supported the Foynes Air Show, enabling the high-quality and spectacular displays that were seen on the day,” he Tom [email protected] Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Twitter CABAL digital weekender for the Limerick Covid Lockdown Party Email NewsCommunityLocal NewsFlying back through history in FoynesBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2018 1333 last_img read more