AkzoNobel dismisses takeover talk as it offsets rising costs with price hikes

first_img AKZONOBEL has said it is optimistic it can raise prices and cut costs to offset higher oil-based raw materials prices in 2011, while dismissing talk the Dutch chemical group could be a takeover target.Speculation about a potential leveraged buyout of the world’s largest paint maker surfaced last week, helping to lift AkzoNobel’s stock to a 32-month high.Finance chief Keith Nichols tried to pour cold water on the rumour during AkzoNobel’s results yesterday.“We are a leader in our business and we have a scale, to be honest, and I should not be commenting, that is quite a bite in this market to contemplate. So we are sticking to what we do, what we think is the right valuation strategy,” he said.Rising metal and oil prices cut into AkzoNobel’s margins in the fourth quarter. AkzoNobel, which makes coatings for laptops, houses, planes and ships, said its margins fell to 10.4 from 11.9 per cent and core profit was below the consensus estimate.AkzoNobel posted a three per cent rise in quarterly earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation but missed a consensus forecast. Shares in the company, which analysts say have been held back by pension and restructuring costs, closed up 2.1 per cent at €49.57 (£41.7). Thursday 17 February 2011 7:41 pm Share AkzoNobel dismisses takeover talk as it offsets rising costs with price hikes KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndo whatsapp More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) Q42019 Interim Report

first_imgAfromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng)  2019 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Regional charities invited to take part in UK’s oldest flag day

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Events  71 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The organisers of Alexandra Rose Day are inviting regional charities to take part in the 2005 collecting campaign in June 2005.Alexandra Rose Day was started by Queen Alexandra in 1912 and has since raised millions of pounds for good causes. This year, collections will take place in June with participating charities able to choose what they spend the money collected on. It is specifically designed for the smaller charities that don’t have the infrastructure to mount their own collecting or flag day.Volunteers are provided with a box of the pink and yellow roses and a region to patrol. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Regional charities invited to take part in UK’s oldest flag day Howard Lake | 20 March 2005 | News Lady Grade, wife of the late Lord Lew Grade, vice chairman of Alexandra Rose Day, said: “Lots of small charities do a wonderful job helping people in so many different ways but they don’t have the back up that we have to arrange a flag day.“We can provide equipment, licences, expertise and a national profile but we need them to know about us. Our only criterion is that they are `people caring ‘in the widest sense.“The little charities we help, help the old, the young, the ill, the handicapped and the lonely.”This year’s annual flag day takes place on Wednesday 15 June in London, and on Saturday 11 or 18 in most other places.Participating charities keep 70% of all they collect, sending 30% to the Alexandra Rose Day charity. New groups pay a one-off registration fee of £30, and of course participating charities have to provide the volunteer collectors.Collections at supermarkets can be arranged on other dates as well, and house-to-house collectionscan be held from 4 June to 18 June inclusive.The first Rose Day in June 1912 involved 10,000 women selling wild roses in London in honour of Queen Alexandra. It raised £32,000, the equivalent of around £2 million today, “for the benefit of the hospitals and charitable institutions in which Her Majesty is interested.” Since then it has become an annual event specifically to benefit smaller and regional charities.last_img

iT4C matches web designer volunteer in Australia for UK charity

first_img Tagged with: Digital Volunteering 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. The Theatre Royal Stratford East has had its website improved by a professional web designer who volunteered via iT4Communities (iT4C), the national IT volunteering programme. In fact, the volunteer was based in Australia.Silvia Pilotto, senior marketing officer for the Theatre Royal Stratford East explained: “As a theatre we don’t have a lot of budget for things such as website maintenance, so I was looking for a way that we could get the help we needed without having to pay consultancy fees that the theatre could ill afford.”Pilotto found iT4C by searching the Internet, and iT4C was able quickly to locate a relevant volunteer. Jason King carried out an online health check on the Theatre Royal’s website from Australia and made a series of recommendations.“This sort of practical advice was invaluable to us”, said Pilotto, “and although it has not been possible to carry out an accessibility check yet, it is definitely something I plan to undertake in the future”.King also recommended that the theatre take advantage of Google Analytics. “Although we already had a statistical tool, we have found this much more reliable,” added Pilotto.King commented: “Virtual volunteering worked well for me. It was a short, simple and well-defined volunteering project and suited me better to give advice rather than offer practical assistance and it made a nice change to do a website health check for a theatre”.Pilotto concluded: “It may have all been basic stuff, but it was vital that these aspects are addressed, so it was great advice.”www.it4communities.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 May 2008 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis iT4C matches web designer volunteer in Australia for UK charitylast_img read more

Charity partner sought for Manchester beer festival

first_imgCharity partner sought for Manchester beer festival Howard Lake | 3 January 2017 | News “Although we want applications in a couple of months time, the 2017 festival in January gives potential partners to visit and see for themselves the size and scope of the event. We have had some great charities in the past – all have told us festival-goers are a generous lot. We provide some guaranteed opportunities to raise money, but we are particularly interested to attract a partner with some innovative ideas which add to our festival.”How to applyInterested charities should contact the festival organiser outlining their charitable aims, the number of volunteers they would expect to assist the festival, examples of similar events they have participated in and suggestions for activities they would be willing to run.Applications should be sent to organiser by 1 March 2017. The successful partner will be chosen at the festival’s review meeting that month.  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44  157 total views,  1 views today The Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are inviting applications for the charity partner for the 2018 and 2019 Manchester Beer and Cider Festivals.The selected charity will benefit from publicity in front of the expected 15,000 visitors, and across the event’s website, posters and social media. It will also benefit from the chance to raise funds in a number of ways, including:“a guaranteed income” from a share of programme salesa free promotional stand to increase awarenessthe opportunity to collect donations from event visitorsThe organisers say that, although the charity will be encouraged to seek sponsorship for its activities, “the festival can also provide introductions to corporate supporters”.To be eligible, the charity will need to provide enough trained volunteers “to enrich the experience of the expected 15,000 visitors”.2017 festivalThis year’s Manchester Beer and Cider Festival runs from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st January 2017.  It features 30% more floorspace than last year, and offers 19 separate bars.Organiser Graham Donning said: Advertisement Tagged with: Events North West 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

Gas leak repaired: King Family Commons cleared after evacuation

first_imgTCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed ReddIt Previous articleReview: ‘Mid90s’ shows Jonah Hill’s solid grip in directorial debutNext articleWhat we’re reading: Standing up to Google Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printUPDATE: The source of the gas leak has been repaired.Robert Rangel, assistant chief of TCU Police, announced in an email to the student body Thursday at 2:14 p.m. that the leak was from a large carbon dioxide tank.The Fort Worth Fire Department has cleared the building and it is now safe to resume normal activities.King Family Commons evacuated after gas leak in buildingA gas leak at the King Family Commons (KFC) forced evacuations of the building Thursday afternoon.Students at KFC during the incident said they were not informed of the leak. The only information they were given was that they had to leave immediately.“I was eating lunch with someone and all the [KFC] workers were leaving the building and were telling us to evacuate,” said Sophia Cousineau, a sophomore business major. “No one was telling us what was happening just that we needed to leave.”A TCU Alert was sent out following the leak, but no initial report was given, only an “All Clear” message.Fort Worth Police and Fire Departments have responded to the incident, according to Rangel. Rangel also told students to avoid the area until further notice.This story is developing and will continue to be updated as more information is made available to TCU 360. A gas leak at King Family Commons Thursday forced evacuations of the building. Photo taken by Kacey Bowen. I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedin + posts Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

New Zealander journalist arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation center_img New Zealander journalist Glen Johnson was arrested on a charge of entering the country illegally. He was held for more than a week in a prison in Lahij province, south of the capital, before being handed over to security forces. A freelancer who writes occasionally for the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Johnson had, in addition to covering the protests, been working on a story about human trafficking from Africa to the Middle East via Yemen, a subject he has covered in other articles in the past. After being held for 11 days, he was put on a flight to the United Arab Emirates on 6 July. The Yemeni authorities gave him 72 hours to leave the country in 2010, when he was doing a story on sexual violence against women. June 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Zealander journalist arrestedlast_img read more

No insurance issue for Lisa’s big Limerick clean-up

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Cllr Lisa Marie SheehySINN Fein councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy has described the Good Friday Team Limerick Clean Up as a fantastic project to get people working together in a positive way. However, the public representative for Cappamore-Kilmallock said she was disappointed with the effort by the Council to address issues with signage. “I took it upon myself to clean some unreadable signage and used a clippers to remove briers that were growing over other signage. I called Team Limerick organisers to ask if I be insured cleaning signs on Good Friday and they said I would so I can’t understand why insurance would be an issue for council workers,” she said. TAGSCllr Lisa Marie SheehyGood Friday Team Limerick Clean UplimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Twitter Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsNo insurance issue for Lisa’s big Limerick clean-upBy Alan Jacques – April 9, 2015 554 Linkedincenter_img Previous articleSinn Féin guided by history at Easter commemoration in LimerickNext articleTV – Something for the Weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more