MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Top British stocks for January 2021

first_img The Motley Fool Staff | Friday, 1st January, 2021 | More on: AHT APH AUTO CEY CLG GAW IGG ITV MNDI OTB OXB RIO SAFE SFOR SN ULVR 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. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Top British stocks for January 2021 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alliance Pharma, ASOS, Auto Trader, Clipper Logistics, ITV, On The Beach, and Unilever. 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. Enter Your Email Address We asked our freelance writers to share the top British stocks they’d buy in the month of January. Here’s what they chose:Christopher Ruane: S4 CapitalI already own S4 Capital (LSE: SFOR) and picked up some more shares in December when it was close to record high prices.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…Why would I do that? Doesn’t investment theory talk more positively about averaging a cost down than buying in near the top? The reason is I think the company has great momentum. It is only now being properly appreciated for what it is. S4 Capital is not just a holding company with a vision; it is a fast-growing digital ad platform with an impressive client roster. Its aggressive client acquisition plan and proven capabilities mean both revenue and profits are set to grow strongly.Its steep price rise this year might suggest it is ready for a breather. But it is an energetically growing business, so I expect further price appreciation. I expect it to start 2021 with continued strong momentum.Christopher Ruane owns shares in S4 Capital.Rupert Hargreaves: ITVShares in ITV (LSE: ITV) have been on a roller coaster ride this year. At the end of March, the stock plunged as investors became concerned about the impact the pandemic would have on the broadcaster. However, shares in the business have recently started to rebound following encouraging signs the advertising market is beginning to recover. I reckon this improvement will continue into 2021, which should help power the stock’s run higher. Still, despite this development, management has not, as of yet, set a date for the resumption of the group’s dividend. Hopefully, that’ll change in the first half of 2021. That could be yet another catalyst, which is why it’s my top British stock for January. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in ITV.Royston Wild: Safestore HoldingsSelf-storage demand in Britain continues to grow at an awesome pace. The likes of Safestore Holdings (LSE: SAFE) endured some trading difficulties during the coronavirus crisis. But strong revenues growth outside of Covid-19 lockdown periods illustrate the health of the underlying market. It’s a phenomenon which make UK shares like this such brilliant investments.Safestore saw group turnover rise 5.4% in the three months to October, it said in its most recent update. It described occupancy for the full fiscal year as “strong” too. I’m eager to see what the self-storage giant’s next trading update on Thursday, January 14 will reveal.City analysts reckon annual earnings here will rise 5% in fiscal 2021. There’s a strong chance that estimates could receive significant upgrades as the months roll on, in my opinion. And so I think it’s a very attractive buy irrespective of its chunky forward P/E ratio of 24 times.Royston Wild does not own shares in Safestore Holdings.Jonathan Smith: Auto Trader GroupThe Auto Trader Group (LSE:AUTO) share price is almost back to where it started 2020. Recent half-year results release last month showed a strong demand for cars, with the business noting it to be 20% above the same levels from the prior year. It expressed that from July onwards (when lockdown restrictions were eased), operating profit was in line with previous years. Therefore, if we get a successful vaccine rollout over the coming six months, I think profitability for 2021 could beat expectations.Jonathan Smith has no position in Auto Trader Group.Tom Rodgers: IG GroupI’m betting on betting being supremely popular in the first month of the New Year, with Brexit, Covid-19 and ongoing dissent over the US election results all providing huge volatility for traders to exploit. That’s why I’d buy IG Group (LSE:IGG), the highly profitable UK stock, currency and commodities trading company.Half-year 2020 revenues surged higher, as reported in December, up 66% to £416m, so we know volatile markets create cash for IG Group. A forward P/E of 14 is undemanding on these numbers and I’m especially swayed by a whopping 5.1% dividend yield, making IG Group my top British stock for January.Tom Rodgers has no current position in IG Group.Zaven Boyrazian: Oxford BiomedicaAstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be authorised before the end of the year. As the vaccine doesn’t require refrigeration of -70°C, storage and transportation are significantly cheaper. Therefore, it’s likely to be the most widely used vaccine once approved.However, the real winner from this breakthrough is actually Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB). The biotech firm is heavily involved in the vaccine’s development & manufacture. It is set to earn £35m by the end of 2021, which is almost half of the total revenue for 2019!With many other drugs in the pipeline, I think Oxford Biomedica is set to continue thriving for many years to come.Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Oxford Biomedica.Kirsteen Mackay: Mondi I think Mondi (LSE:MNDI) will continue to do well in January. The packaging group has seen its share price rise by around 50% since the March market crash. Mondi’s price to earnings ratio is 12, earnings per share are £1.51 and its dividend yield is around 3%. It’s still a relatively cheap stock. Packaging demand is rising with the increase in ecommerce.Mondi’s doing all the right things to meet ESG targets and received the prestigious recognition as being only one of 10 companies to achieve a triple A rating from the CDP.  Kirsteen Mackay does not own shares in Mondi.Roland Head: CentaminFTSE 250 gold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) hit a stumbling block last year when it ran into technical problems. The shares fell by up to 50%.However, I’ve followed this business for a number of years and think this sell off may have gone too far. With the gold price at current levels, I expect Centamin to generate high profit margins and plenty of surplus cash next year, despite plans to increase spending.I think Centamin is starting to look cheap. New dividend guidance indicates a yield of 5%. If the firm can deliver on its revised mining plan, I think it could be a top British stock to buy in January ahead of hopefully great performance in 2021.Roland Head does not own any share mentioned.Kevin Godbold: Smith & NephewFTSE 100 medical devices company Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN) suffered through the lockdowns because hospitals stopped doing many of their normal medical procedures. So, demand for the firm’s joint repair and other products plummeted. But with the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, there’s a road back to normal services for hospitals. And already they are returning to their regular workloads. Smith & Nephew is seeing demand begin to ramp up again. Meanwhile, the stock market looks ahead. And City analysts expect earnings to increase by more than 50% next year. January may see the improving outlook move the share price.Kevin Godbold does not own shares in Smith & Nephew.Edward Sheldon: UnileverMy top share for January is consumer goods champion Unilever (LSE: ULVR). Its share price has pulled back recently on the back of sterling strength and I think this is an attractive entry point.Unilever has made some interesting moves recently. In November, it announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire SmartyPants Vitamins, a US-based vitamin, mineral and supplement company. Then, in December, the company launched a line of pet care products in Brazil, which is projected to have over 100 million cats and dogs by 2030. These moves strike me as shrewd. Both vitamins and pet care are high-growth industries.  All in all, I see a lot to like about Unilever as we start 2021.Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever.Paul Summers: On the BeachHoliday operator On the Beach (LSE: OTB) is my top British stock for January.While hurdles remain, the gradual distribution of coronavirus vaccines should allow the travel industry to begin recovering this year. Thanks to its flexible business model, lack of significant fixed costs and net cash, I think On the Beach is best placed to capitalise on this. Many families will surely prioritise a week or two in the sun in 2021 over buying the latest tech gadget.Add in the fact that January tends to see small-caps outperform larger peers and I think On the Beach is a great contrarian play for UK investors. Paul Summers has no position in On the BeachG A Chester: Alliance Pharma Alliance Pharma (LSE: APH) owns global top five scar treatment brand Kelo-cote, and around 80 other consumer healthcare products and prescription medicines. Revenue in the latter category has been dented this year by delays to routine treatments due to Covid-19. But I’m expecting a recovery in 2021. This should lead to a strong group performance, spearheaded by its fast-growing consumer healthcare brands. Its four ‘star’ products in this category — all acquired in the last five years — now account for over 45% of group revenue, and have significant international growth prospects. With management also actively reviewing further acquisition opportunities, I’m expecting strong investor interest through 2021. G A Chester has no position in Alliance Pharma.Matthew Dumigan: Ashtead GroupAfter weathering the pandemic relatively well, Ashtead (LSE: AHT) shares have bounced back nicely since the stock market crash last February. Inevitably, earnings took a hit in the first quarter of 2020 as sales dried up, but second-quarter profits came in ahead of forecasts as rental revenue fell less than expected.  What’s more, I think Ashtead is perfectly positioned to profit from the explosive growth potential of the US equipment rental market, which could gather momentum throughout 2021. Not to mention the benefit that potential fiscal stimulus encouraging building activity could have on the company’s share price. Matthew Dumigan does not own shares in Ashtead Group.Jabran Khan: Clipper LogisticsClipper Logistics (LSE:CLG) is a fast-growing value-added retail logistics firm that offers a wide range of services including e-fulfilment. Its client base includes M&S and ASOS. Due to the pandemic and restrictions, online shopping has soared and Clipper has benefited from this. December’s half-year results showed just how much it has benefitted with a 20% increase in revenue. Clipper’s share price is up over 100% in 2020 alone, making it a great candidate to be my top British stock for January. I expect CLG to continue to grow as new contract wins occur and online shopping becomes more prevalent than the traditional high-street shopping experience. Jabran Khan has no position in Clipper Logistics.Harshil Patel: Games Workshop Investors in this Nottingham-based fantasy miniatures manufacturer have been on an incredible journey over the past few years. Momentum in the business remains strong, and despite its shares rising by approximately 80% in 2020, it is one of the top UK shares I’d consider adding to in January. The company is showing no signs of slowing down, in my opinion. It continues to regularly beat earnings forecasts and distributes surplus cash to shareholders as dividends.  With market-leading quality metrics, Games Workshop (LSE: GAW) displays a high return on capital, strong cash flow generation, and an undemanding valuation.  Harshil Patel owns shares in Games Workshop.Manika Premsingh: Rio TintoWith industrial metals’ prices on the upswing, FTSE 100 multi-commodity miners like Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) are poised for gains. This is despite the upset caused by the pandemic.When it releases its trading update in mid-January, I’d look out for how it has performed at this unusual time. Lower prices had impacted its previous results, so I’d think that the latest one would be better on that count.I’d also look out for any forward looking statements to see how if and how long it expects the boom to continue. This will indicate how far its share price can continue to rise, which is presently at levels not seen since 2008.Manika Premsingh has no position in Rio Tinto.last_img read more

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Skyline launches new challenge event listings website

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 July 2006 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Siobhan Dillon, managing director of Skyline, said: “doitforcharity.com will offer this ‘event-first’ type of supporter real consumer choice in finding events that suit them. “In the past they have really just had to sit back and wait for a charity to come to them. But with doitforcharity.com they will be able to choose their event in the same way they would book a holiday or hotel online.The site contains separate categories for abseiling, whitewater rafting, skydiving, walks, functions and parachute jumps in the UK; and trekking and cycle rides overseas. It also offers advice on fitness and equipment.She believes the site will prove particularly valuable to smaller charities who don’t have the in-house capability to promote such events extensively. “Those charities without established event fundraising teams can use doitforcharity.com as a proxy events fundraising operation by listing their events and waiting for supporters to come to them,” she suggested.The website also offers advice on staging fundraising events, including curry nights, dress down days, auctions and raffles, and offers detailed legal advice on fundraising, including an explanation of Gift Aid.Skyline have plans to expand doitforcharity.com to encompass other areas of fundraising, including gifts and merchandise. Indeed, Dillon believes the site could expand even further “to cover all aspects of charity activity, including campaigning and activism opportunities”.The website will be demonstrated at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention, at the Hilton London Metropole 10-12 July, before it goes live to the general public later in July. Tagged with: Digital Eventscenter_img Skyline launches new challenge event listings website AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising challenge events organiser Skyline is luanching a new website that will allow charity challenge participants to pick and choose from all available charity events.The website, doitforcharity.com, will be launched next week at the Institute of Fundraising’s annual convention. It will list free-of-charge all charity challenge events, not just those run by Skyline. This will be the first attempt at a comprehensive online events listing in the sector. It will enable would-be participants to choose between charity events, rather than simply responding to requests direct from charities. Advertisementlast_img read more

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5th September marks annual International Day of Charity

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The fifth annual International Day of Charity takes place today.The event was declared officially by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and is held on the 5th September each year: the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa.On the International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all of the Member States, international and regional organisations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organisations and individuals, to mark the Day by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.It aims to increase social responsibility and the public’s support for charities and their work, with charities and other organisations encouraged to hold events and individuals encouraged to donate, volunteer and organise fundraising events.  155 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 5 September 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisementcenter_img 5th September marks annual International Day of Charity Tagged with: Events International  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

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Funding model change reaps Nisa’s charity over £500k income boost

first_img Tagged with: Finance Funding Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has boosted its income by over £500,000 during the last financial year.The charity’s income as of June 2019 – the end of MADL’s financial year – rose to £1.35m for the year, a £515,000 increase on the previous 12 months.The uplift was in part due to the introduction of a new funding model for the charity, which took effect from 7 January 2019. The model means that all Co-op own brand products sold in Nisa retailers’ stores now carry a donation of 0.6 per cent to MADL, in the same way that Nisa’s Heritage own label products do.With the vast majority of Nisa retailers stocking Co-op own brand, and those products now accounting for more than 9% of total sales through Nisa, the new funding model has helped to drive additional income for Making a Difference Locally and in turn allow Nisa retailers to accrue funds to donate quicker.More than £32,000 was also raised via 920+ MADL collecting tins sited in Nisa stores nationwide during the reporting period.Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, said: “The new funding model has made a significant difference to the charity’s income and has contributed to a 61% increase on the previous year, which really is fantastic.“The increased income allows Nisa retailers to support good causes that matter to them with additional funding and enables even more great work to take place within their local communities.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 1 October 2019 | News  135 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Funding model change reaps Nisa’s charity over £500k income boostlast_img read more

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Demand an end to immigrant detention and deportation

first_imgTACOMA, WASH.On Nov. 21, a demonstration of 200 people marched on the Tacoma immigration prison. It was organized by “NW Detention Center Resistance.” The march was in solidarity with the struggle against the prison-industrial complex and the anti-immigrant detention and anti-deportation movement across the country.As the demonstration marched through downtown Tacoma, it stopped at a huge half-block-long mural. The mural was dedicated to the struggle against immigrant detention.At the rally in front of the detention center, an organizer, Maru Mora Villalpando, declared the march’s solidarity with the 1,500 prisoners inside, and with hunger strikers and prisoners’ struggles going on in Florida, Texas and California. An Ethiopian immigrant and refugee, Sarah, spoke out against the U.S.-organized war in Syria and beyond. She said the U.S. was the cause of the refugee exodus from Africa and Asia into Europe.SEATTLE rally greets refugeesA rally of 300 people calling for welcoming refugees from Syria and elsewhere was held in Seattle on Nov. 28. Many carried signs against U.S. racism and war. The organizers called for unity and not to give in to fear mongering and Islamophobia.Varisha Khan, a University of Washington student, strongly supported allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. The other speakers, many from immigrant communities, were unanimous for the right of refugees to come to the U.S. Several religious and political representatives, including Congressperson Jim McDermott, spoke for welcoming refugees.The last speaker was Miriam Padilla of Seattle. Her cousin, Noemi Gonzalez, a student in Paris, was killed in the ISIS attack there on Nov. 13. Gonzalez, “who was like a sister to me, was the child of immigrants and wanted a more just and humane world,” Padilla said. Padilla spoke of herself being a refugee. She criticized U.S. wars and policies in the Middle East as causing so much dying.The demonstrators applauded mention of the Black Lives Matter march, which happened the previous day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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FARC-EP: /The courageous struggle of the Colombian people

first_imgReports from Colombia May 17 state the national strike that began April 28 continues and a national mobilization has been called for May 19. The strike has growing mass support from diverse sectors of Colombian society, despite vicious state and private death-squad repression that has killed at least 50 people, wounded more than 500, imprisoned over 1,500 and disappeared over 500. This statement of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army (FARC-EP) represents a revolutionary view concerning the national strike and explains why they believe — five years after a peace treaty was signed — it is necessary to pick up arms again.The Western Coordinating Command on behalf of the structures that make it up salutes the Colombian people, the social organizations, but also groups of friends, clubs, etc. This shows that the level of mass consciousness exceeds the organized social structures and that the people are enraged by the cynical economic and political measures that the illegitimate “President” Iván Duque has tried to implement. Duque is simply carrying out the orders of his bosses: the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and U.S. imperialism.We stand in solidarity with all those who have lost their families, who have been beaten and injured at the hands of those who proclaim themselves the guarantors of human rights and international humanitarian law (these are the same people who believe that all dissidents are criminals and should be treated as such). We cannot remain silent or tolerant when we see a pack of members of the Esmad [U.S.-trained anti-riot squad] or the police killing protesters with clubs and bullets,  merely because protesters demand education for their children and raise complaints against the injustices of the state.We are people in arms because we are faithful witnesses that democracy in Colombia only exists on paper; we are people in arms because we know that the only way to make ourselves heard is by this means, and there is no other because they have closed the doors to an agreed solution — because every time we went out to express our disagreements, we were massacred, humiliated, imprisoned, disappeared, outraged by the Esmad squads and the police. We are the people in arms because we are aware that the people are sovereign and that the popular power trumps their rulers, but this stateless and criminal oligarchy does not look beyond their interests; they do not care how many innocent people they have to kill in order to satisfy their thirst for wealth and power.We are that part of the people that has revealed itself against this murderous, plutocratic regime, made up of leeches that feed on the blood of the poor; we are that part of the people who understood that it is better to die on our feet than to live on our knees. We are that part of the people who have understood that there are no more possibilities of making demands than through armed struggle.Role of FARC EPToday more than ever, the struggle of the FARC EP is just and necessary, and we will not give up until we see the structure of this Santanderist state which sells out the homeland destroyed — and to be able to establish together with the people a sovereign, inclusive, fully democratic, just and truly patriotic government, a government where the people make the strategic decisions of the nation, where the police become an entity preventing crime and not an anti-popular force of repression, where there are no mercenaries but patriotic soldiers committed to the defense of the people. In other words, we want that dignified Colombia, of the people and for the people, and not the Colombia of today, which is that of the minorities who apply death and blackmail to defend the interests of the rich without considering the suffering of the poor, who are the families of all those soldiers and policemen who, regardless of the justice of the struggle, do not mind killing to defend a miserable salary. That scaffolding of corruption that steals the wealth and forces us to pay tribute sacrificing the food of our children must fall. We are glad that the mobilizations these days are going in that direction.Demands to the soldiersWe call on all the military and police forces to stop massacring their people — do not let yourselves be used by their oppressors. Arms should be used against the armed, not against the defenseless dissidents. Do they [soldiers and police] believe that by killing their Colombian brothers they are excluded from the tax, pension, labor and health reforms? Do they believe that by defending the institutionality and the interests of the transnationals and the oligarchy, their standard of living will improve? Is it that by beating demonstrators and mistreating defenseless civilians, your children will have the right to higher education and an optimal health care system? Is it that by disappearing demonstrators or imprisoning or raping women, you will get a dozen eggs for 1,800 pesos? Do not delude yourselves; do not play the game of the oligarchy anymore. Your commitment is with the people, and those you are killing are fighting for your well-being and that of your family.The time has come for all of us to put a grain of sand, to take a small step in the streets for this just cause and to make this corrupt government fall, to demand that the congress members lower their salaries and to reform the legislature and establish a unicameral system or one representative per department, to put an end to tax havens and to demand that whoever has more capital should pay more taxes. In this way, the fiscal deficit will be corrected, and Colombia’s economic stability will be reestablished.The Attorney General’s Office, in its eagerness to stigmatize the mobilization and justify the great massacre that the military and police forces have carried out, follows the repetitive script, linking us with the mobilization, creating false profiles on social networks from which they disseminate information in our name alluding to the strike, taking out false pamphlets forcing people to go on strike and very possibly try to make military presence in sites where masses are concentrated wearing our insignias. They have done this with the undeniable presence of armed civilian personnel in demonstrations, agents previously trained by the police; this is how the cowards act in the face of the fury of the people. They cannot expect the people to remain immobile in the face of barbarism. It is the people raised up against injustice who are the protagonists of the coming change; the people have begun the march of no return for a new homeland, and this just march will not be stopped by anyone.People and dignity, Manuel Marulanda lives, the struggle continues!!!!!Coordinating Command of the West FARC-EPJaime Martinez Mobile ColumnDagoberto Ramos Mobile ColumnFranco Benavides Mobile ColumnUrias Rondon Mobile ColumnCarlos Patiño FrontRafael Aguilera FrontIsmael Ruiz FrontWestern Coordinating CommandFuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia Ejercito del Pueblo Source, rebelion.org, translation: John CatalinottoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ardpatrick man TG rises to the challenge for charity

first_imgLimerick people warned of cyber attack on CMRF Crumlin Facebook Advertisement Twitter Email Print WhatsApp LimerickNewsArdpatrick man TG rises to the challenge for charityBy Alan Jacques – June 10, 2019 155 TAGSArdpatrickCMRF CrumlinCystic Fibrosis IrelandFocus IrelandFour Peaks ChallengeGrafton Merchanting ROIlimerickPieta HouseTG Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img More than 300 adults are still homeless in Limerick ARDPATRICK man TG Ryan went above and beyond to conquer the Four Peaks Challenge and raise much needed funds for charity.Mr Ryan was part of a team of 22 colleagues from Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company that includes brands such as Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley.TG works in the local Ballysimon branch and together with his teammates they not only defeated the Four Peaks but also smashed their fundraising target of €40,000. They raised €68,456.10, almost €30,000 in excess of the initial goal, for the four charities including Focus Ireland, CMRF Crumlin, Pieta House and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Four Peaks challenge saw a 22-strong team travel across the country to climb the highest mountain in each of Ireland’s four provinces in four days.In preparation for the mountain ascension, the team carried out months of training for the demanding four-day challenge. The team kicked off the significant feat starting with Carrantuohill in County Kerry, followed by Mweelrea in County Mayo, Slieve Donard in County Down, and finally finishing with Lugnaquilla in County Wicklow last month.“I loved taking part in the Four Peaks Challenge. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. The camaraderie of it all was the greatest part and I got to see parts of Ireland I’d never seen before. I cannot believe how generous people have been and I want to thank everyone who donated,” TG said. 262 adults homeless in Limerick Putting the focus on 163 homeless children Previous articleDolan’s planning next Docklands gig for LimerickNext articleNiamh to take part in Corinthian Challenge Series Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Toy Story 4 T-Shirts Launched to Raise Money for Sick Children Limerick Post Show | Focus Ireland launch Shine A Light Night last_img read more

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The Party Box.ie offers special event ideas to cope with Covid…

first_imgAdvertisement WHEN the Party Box.ie opens its doors at No. 1, Annacotty, it will offer customised solutions and ideas to cater for the latest Covid-19 restrictions.Its team of experienced event planners have organised product launches, weddings, corporate events and family occasions, as well as hosting special events for international celebrities.“We recognised that how we celebrate family, corporate, weddings and events has changed because of Covid-19 and we wanted to offer tailor-made solutions for this new era,” Managing Director Marion Frawley explained.“The Party Box.ie can cater for any event from your dinner party at home, marque in your grounds, your office, or staff canteen or indeed your venue. We have created delectable menus and delicious food prepared by our award-winning chefs accompanied with a fine selection of wines and beverages. A mobile bar can be incorporated into any package.“The Party Box.ie loves gifting and will have a hamper service available for every occasion, featuring local produce to suits all budgets and each hamper has a personalised helium balloon. Hampers can also be branded for companies looking for a gift for their team at Christmas and we are now taking pre orders for Late Late Toy Show Treat Boxes and Christmas Corporate Hampers.“There will also be a bespoke balloon service to add a touch of colour and difference to any party or corporate event”.Call Marion Frawley on 087 9192333 or email: [email protected] WhatsApp Email Previous articleMore than 70 channels on offer from SmartCity’s free-to-air television serviceNext articleMinister accused of betraying cancer victims over CervicalCheck Tribunal Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Twitter Print Linkedin BusinessNewsThe Party Box.ie offers special event ideas to cope with Covid restrictionsBy Staff Reporter – November 1, 2020 953 last_img read more

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FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Magazine, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Economy Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FOMC HELOCs HOUSING Mortgage Rates Rate Hikes 2018-03-20 Radhika Ojha The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve begins today. This is also the first time that the meeting is being led by Jerome Powell the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. And while the market expects rate hikes to be announced at the end of this meeting, everyone’s interested to know if the meeting also throws light on long-term policy-tightening measures and what it would mean for the housing industry.In its recent economic forecast, Fannie Mae has said that it expects the current downshift in the first quarter to be temporary as economic fundamentals remain positive. The Economic and Statistic Group (ESR) of the GSE is, in fact, expecting at least three rate hikes this year.“The ESR Group continues to expect the first rate increase of the year at the March meeting, followed by two more increases later this year,” Fannie Mae said in its monthly Economic Outlook Report. Economists monitoring the housing market agree. “Expect the Fed to keep raising rates this year with this being the first of what’s expected to be a total of three or four hikes of a quarter-point each in 2018,” said Holden Lewis, Research Analyst, at NerdWallet.“The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting starts today and experts agree that an increase in the Federal Funds Rate is almost certain. In fact, the expectation of future Fed rate hikes is already putting upward pressure on mortgage rates,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “The benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate jumped three basis points to 4.4 percent this past week. Since the start of the year, the benchmark rate has climbed almost half a percentage point and has increased for eight consecutive weeks.” Explaining the effect of these hikes on consumers with a home equity line of credit (HELOC), Lewis said, “If a consumer has a HELOC, every Fed rate hike affects their bottom line. The interest rates on their credit cards and HELOC go up whenever the Fed raises short-term rates. So a Fed increase by a quarter of a percentage point means consumers’ interest rates go up by the same amount.” Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Single-Family Rental Summit Dives Deep Into Investment Opportunities Next: 5 Cities Where Homes Are Flying Off the Market  Print This Post March 20, 2018 2,097 Views Tagged with: Economy Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FOMC HELOCs HOUSING Mortgage Rates Rate Hikes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribelast_img read more

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