Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons I like Royal Mail shares

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: GLS Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! After tumbling steadily for almost two years, Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) finally found its footing late last year as the stock markets started recovering after last year’s market crash. It has not looked back since. The Royal Mail share price is now up by a huge 222% from last year. #1. Robust financial performance Underlying its share price performance is the improvement in its financials. This is the first reason I like the Royal Mail share. For the full year ending 28 March 2021, the company’s reported revenues rose by 16.6% driven by an increase in its parcels segment and GLS, its Amsterdam-based subsidiary. Its profit before tax rose by a whole 303% to £726m. And its net debt has also reduced.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…#2. Making peaceIts share price performance had been affected earlier by the ongoing dispute between the company’s management and its strong trade-union. But at the end of last year, it was finally able to reach a deal, which removed a big source of uncertainty for the share price. This is the second reason I think the share is promising now. If the company is able to maintain its strong performance, I expect that its share price can rise more. #3. Competitively pricedEven with the big increase so far, the share price is quite competitive at 9.5 times. This is way lower than that for many other high performing FTSE stocks. This is the third reason I like the company’s share. I reckon that as long as investor sentiment is positive, this can drive the Royal Mail share price higher. It also pays a dividend, though the yield is small at 1.7% at present. Why I am cautiousHowever, I am cautious as well for two reasons. One, the past year was an exceptional one. Royal Mail’s parcel business got a significant push from the lockdown. Or as the company puts in its latest results release, “Parcels, rather than letters, provided Royal Mail with the majority of its revenue for the first time in its five-century history”. While some permanent shift to online shopping is likely to have occurred, with the lockdowns now eased, we will soon know by exactly how much. I think it is fair to expect some softening in the parcels business in this financial year. But for Royal Mail’s robust growth to continue, this change should not turn out just be a flash in the pan.Two, the company itself is not entirely positive in its outlook. It says that uncertainties could impact its performance, though it does temper its caution by saying that there are “grounds for optimism”.My takeawayOn the whole though, I think the Royal Mail share is attractive. When I had last written about it, I was looking for more evidence of improvement in underlying conditions, which has happened. If I want to be really cautious, I would wait for another couple of updates to see how it performs post-lockdown. If not, it is a buy for me. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 29th May, 2021 | More on: RMG center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 3 reasons I like Royal Mail shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

New Director of Fundraising at Trinity Hospice

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 February 2004 | News Sherine joins Trinity from the Royal OperaHouse where she was Deputy Development Director. New Director of Fundraising at Trinity Hospice AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Sherine Krause has been appointed Director of Fundraising at Trinity Hospice, where she will head up a team of ten.Trinity was established in 1891 and helps over 2,000 patients a year in south-west and central London.Since only 27% of the Hospice’s income comes from government funding, the Hospice has to secure the rest from voluntary contributions. It has a strong programme of events and 21 charity shops. Its online fundraising activities with Bmycharity.com has generaed £10,000 so far. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Management Recruitment / people Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

Four common digital errors hinder charities’ online fundraising, says Equimedia

first_img Tagged with: Digital mobile Research / statistics  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The agency concludes that “the charity sector is just not keeping up with changes in online behaviour amongst its donor audience”.Practical adviceBut the agency isn’t simply criticising the sector. It’s free 20-page report includes some practical tips, explaining what the problems are and why and how they might be fixed or improved.The report concludes with five other tips for making the most out of digital including maximising Google Ad grants, building engagement via Twitter, and tracking activity through Google Analytics.You can download the whitepaper Charities Missing Out on Millions from Equimedia at no charge. Advertisement An analysis of 129 UK charity websites by digital and direct agency Equimedia has found four common weaknesses that it argues will limit the amount they will raise online.It says that over 20% of all donations to UK charities in the last 12 months were made online, but that this figure could be higher. For example, charity donors’ use of online methods to give or get involved in supporting a charity are continuing to grow:Share of all charity donors using online in the past 12 monthsThe agency looked at four specific factors the could benefit a charity of any size, whether national or local – speed, mobile responsiveness, fundraising ask, and basic search engine optimisation. The overall result, for the end of 2014, is not encouraging, and could indicate why online donations are not higher.Top digital failures1. 42% charities do not optimise their homepage titlesCharities’ homepage title tag optimisation2. 62% of charity websites have ‘slow’ page load timesPage speed of charities’ websites3. Over 20% of charities fail to mention ‘donate’ in their homepage copy4. Over 70% of charities do not have fully responsive homepages.Mobile responsiveness of charities’ websites 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 Four common digital errors hinder charities’ online fundraising, says Equimedia Howard Lake | 15 December 2014 | News  71 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality, Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural…

first_img USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality, Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality, Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents SHARE By USDA Communications – Nov 19, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects (PDF, 315 KB) to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42 states. USDA is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grantprogram.“These investments will bring reliable infrastructure to rural communities. They will replace old, fragile, leaking water pipes with new ones and allow upgrades to water handling systems that are decades old, boosting water pressure and cutting water losses. Working with our partners, these investments create jobs and improve public health and safety,” LaVoy said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural communities to help them improve their infrastructure, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”The projects announced Tuesday are in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts. The funds can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural communities that meet population limits.View the interactive RD Apply tool or contact one of USDA Rural Development’s state or field offices for application or eligibility information.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic.USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. Previous articleA Harvest 2019 Update and Stabenow Fights for MFP Equality on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleUSMCA 2019 Deadline Nears USDA Communicationslast_img read more

Despite serious injuries, editor leaves hospital and goes into hiding

first_imgNews RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News Receive email alerts In a release posted online yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that Maurício Melato Barth, the owner and editor of the bimonthly newspaper Info-Bairros, has gone into hiding with his family since leaving hospital following treatment for the serious injuries he received in a shooting attack on 23 March. Barth was shot in both legs and doctors have told him he will need 15 months of rehabilitation before he will be able to walk again. Info-Bairros has had to stop publishing and Barth is not predicting when it might start up again.____________________________________________________________05.04.05 Southern newspaper editor seriously wounded in shootingReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at a shooting attack that left newspaper editor Maurício Melato Barth seriously injured on 23 March in the southern city of Itapema (Santa Catarina state) and suggested local authorities could have been involved.”We firmly condemn the violence and cowardliness of this attack, which aimed to silence a journalist,” the press freedom organization said.”It is highly likely this ‘contract’ was carried out with the support, if not at the behest, of local officials who had been criticized in the victim’s articles, and we therefore call for a federal investigation to find out who was involved,” Reporters Without Borders added.The owner and editor of the local newspaper Infobairros, Melato found two masked men waiting for him when he returned home on the evening of 23 March. They fired three shots at him at close range, hitting him twice and shattering both of his thighbones.Melato has often run stories on local corruption. “Itapema’s mayor is suspected of corruption,” Ricardo Pedreira of the National Association of Journalists (ANJ) told Reporters Without Borders, adding, “it is quite probable that this was an attempted contract killing.”The same view was taken by Itapema-based freelance journalist André Gobbo. “Maurício had accused local politicians in his newspaper of administrative irregularities,” he told Reporters Without Borders.The shooting has caused a stir. “The Santa Catarina state government has organized and sent a team of investigators acting independently of our local police,” Gobbo said.Melato was initially hospitalized in Blumenau, where he spent a week. Then he was transferred to Curitiba, in neighbouring Paraná state. April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas center_img Follow the news on Brazil Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News April 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Despite serious injuries, editor leaves hospital and goes into hiding to go further BrazilAmericas Organisation April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gongadze case : DNA test confirms body is that of Georgiy Gongadze

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders and the Mass Media Institute announced at a joint press conference in Kiev on 11 March that there was a probability of more than 99.991 per cent that the body found in a forest near Kiev on 2 November 2000 was that of journalist Georgiy Gongadze (see photo). Lessia Gongadze told reporters that she was now ready to bury her son. RSF_en Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Organisation Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Help by sharing this information Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority March 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gongadze case : DNA test confirms body is that of Georgiy Gongadze September 7, 2020 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News News March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more News An independent team of experts from the Institute of Criminal Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland has established that the body found in a forest near Kiev on 2 November 2000 is almost certainly that of disappeared journalist Georgiy Gongadze, Reporters Without Borders and the Mass Media Institute announced at a joint press conference in Kiev.According to the expert report, commissioned by Reporters Without Borders at the request of the deceased’s mother, Lessia Gongadze: “There is a statistical probability of more than 99.991 percent that Lessia Gongadze is the mother of the corpse found in the forest district of Tarachtcha in the Kiev region. The maternal link between Lessia Gongadze and the corpse to be identified is therefore virtually proven.” Reporters Without Borders and the Mass Media Institute said the DNA test carried out by the Swiss experts had removed any lingering doubts that the body found on 2 November 2000 was indeed that of Gongadze, who disappeared on 16 September 2000. Lessia Gongadze announced at the press conference that she was now ready to bury her son, which she has repeatedly refused to do since the body was discovered.Reporters Without Borders was represented at the press conference by its secretary-general, Robert Ménard, and the head of its Europe desk, Soria Blatmann. While in Kiev, they also met with Ukrainian attorney general Sviatoslav Piskun and his deputy Viktor Shokin to enquire about the current state of the investigation into Gongadze’s death.”It emerged from the meeting, which lasted almost two hours, that the investigation into the death of Georgiy Gongadze is finally progressing,” Ménard said. “The focus is now on a certain number of people and the investigators are supposed to be looking at the interior ministry,” he said. Ménard could not go into greater detail as he must respect rules of confidentiality since becoming the legal representative of both Gongadze’s mother and his widow, Miroslava Gongadze, in September 2002.Reporters Without Borders has, however, asked that investigators question former attorney general Mikhailo Potebenko, who was elected to the Ukrainian parliament in March 2001, and that his parliamentary immunity should be lifted if necessary. Following Gongadze’s disappearance, when Potebenko was attorney general, everything possible was done to cover up leads pointing toward those responsible. Shortly after taking over as attorney general in July 2002, Piskun said the investigation would have to restart from scratch.A political journalist and editor of the online newspaper www.pravda.com.ua, the 31-year-old Gongadze was well known for his articles criticising the Ukrainian government. His disappearance became a national issue after the broadcast on 28 November 2000 of recordings supposedly made in President Kuchma’s office which seemed to implicate very senior officials in his death.A Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission in January 2001 established that there were a series of very serious shortcomings in the official investigation and that its primary aim had been to protect the authorities rather than seek the truth. Miroslava and Lessia Gongadze were systematically denied any access to the investigation and were refused the right to launch a civil action until January 2001. They were also never given access to the results of any of the previous autopsies carried out on Gongadze’s body. UkraineEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Pasadena’s bluRoom Launches Team-Themed Drinks in Week 2 of College Football Season

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US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

first_img Pinterest US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico stand in line at the border to receive news of policy changes, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration’s signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsStateUS News Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articlePhil Mickelson returns to seniors with appearance in ArizonaNext articleWoman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

BIG THINGS HAPPENING: OHS senior nabs UTPB scholarship

first_img Twitter Twitter Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 BIG THINGS HAPPENING: OHS senior nabs UTPB scholarship Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook From left, Dr. Aaron Hawley, 18-year-old Jazmine Arenivas, Art Teacher Helen Holt and Principal Mauricio Marquez, pose with some of Arenivas’ art. Arenivas won the President’s Scholarship worth a total of $28,000 to attend University of Texas Permian Basin. Odessa High School senior Jazmine Arenivas will get a lot of help to attend the University of Texas Permian Basin in the fall, thanks to a Presidential Scholarship she recently won.The scholarship is for $28,000. She wasn’t at the ceremony because her sister had won $500 and her parents were hosting a dinner party that night, so it was decided it was OK if she passed.“Then I got a call from one of my friends and he said, ‘Jazmine, you just won the big scholarship everybody’s been waiting for’ and I was like, ‘Really?!’ I was really surprised. I was jumping up and down from how happy I was,” Arenivas said.At UTPB, Arenivas plans to major in biology. She’s also an artist.“In seventh grade, I wanted to be in art, but they said there was no room so I had to do choir instead. As soon I was got to OHS, I’m like I’m doing art …,” she said.She’s not sure if she’ll continue art at UTPB.“A few art classes always calm me down, so maybe at UTPB I can take a few,” Arenivas said.She likes drawing in color pencil most of the time, and sometimes ink. Arenivas said she started drawing a little bit as a youngster.“But I really started when I was in ninth grade. That’s when I actually started going beyond my comfort zone and kind of drawing different things other than cartoons like a normal little kid. Miss (Cynthia) Wood really opened my mind to other images and stuff,” Arenivas said.After college, Arenivas wants to continue her studies and become an oral surgeon.“When I was in the second grade, I remember seeing a little cartoon of a dentist on my teacher’s wall and I was like, ‘Whoa! That’s really cool. You can be a dentist.’ Ever since then, I’ve never given that up.”Her uncle is an optometrist, so she is used to being around a clinic and the smells associated with it.“When I was little, I was always at the dentist because my teeth were so bad, so I feel like I have experience. I like going to the dentist,” Arenivas said.Director of Fine Arts Aaron Hawley said Arevinas is a testament to how amazing the visual art programs are at Ector County Independent School District.“We’ve had multiple events over the past week, including VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event), state VASE a couple of weeks ago. I’m just very proud of our teachers and our students for their outstanding work,” Hawley said.Helen Holt, an art teacher at Odessa High School, said she only taught Arenivas for half a year, having taken over for a teacher who retired.Holt said she heard from fellow art teacher Cynthia Wood, that Arenivas was going to be a joy to have in class and it was true. She said she was thrilled for Arenivas.“I was overwhelmed. I was excited and I think she deserves every bit of it. She is an exceptional student,” Holt said.OHS Principal Mauricio Marquez said Arenivas is an amazing young lady.“She is the president of our National Honor Society. (She’s) just an amazing, all-around neat, neat, neat young lady. We’re very fortunate and blessed to have a student like Jazmine on our campus. Obviously as you can see, she’s obviously very talented and very serious, not just academically but artistically. And better yet, she’s a great human being. (We’re) so very proud of her and looking forward to seeing all the amazing things that she will accomplish in her life and her career,” Marquez said. TAGS  Previous articleOUR VIEW: Time for grads to celebrate in a safe wayTHE POINT: Project Graduation is a safe party for graduating seniors at both high schools and you can help by volunteering or donating.Next articleTwo dead after fatal crash in West Odessa Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more