Corporate sales boost Sodexo

first_img FRENCH caterer Sodexo kept its 2011 goals for higher sales and profits, despite North American unemployment, a struggling public sector in Europe, and rising food prices that make the economic climate challenging.The world’s second-biggest catering services company after Britain’s Compass Group posted a 10.5 per cent rise in fiscal first-quarter sales yesterday.Sodexo benefitted from improving demand from corporate clients in Europe and North America, and buoyant emerging markets. “While the economic climate causes us to continue to be cautious, we reaffirm our objectives for the current fiscal year and the medium term,” chief executive Michel Landel said.Landel said that Sodexo had seen a “slight uptick” in food prices and was budgeting food inflation of around three per cent this year, expecting to pass “some of it” to its clients.He said that the pipeline for new contracts was “very strong” in healthcare in North America but that the public sector was still struggling in Europe. “We are seeing continued softness in education and healthcare in the public sector in Europe and Britain,” he said.Sodexo manages canteens and facilities for office workers, armed forces, schools and prisons, and provides vouchers for meals and gifts. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Corporate sales boost Sodexo Wednesday 12 January 2011 7:20 pmcenter_img Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Boris favours ring-fencing of UK banks

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp LONDON mayor Boris Johnson, a staunch defender of the City, has said that he supports a form of ring-fencing, or subsidiarisation, of banks’ activities to promote financial stability.The mayor was speaking a day before the publication of an interim report by the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), which will release its initial findings this morning.Boris’ support for subsidiarisation, whereby a bank hives off certain activities into a separate legal entity, thrusts him into the charged political atmosphere surrounding the ICB’s report.The ICB will deliver its final recommendations to the Cabinet Committee on Banking in September, which includes both chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Vince Cable.They will be in charge of implementing its findings, although they are not formally obliged to accept any of them.While Osborne is believed to be more sympathetic to banks’ concerns about a level playing field internationally, Cable has in the past stated his preference for a full-scale break-up of retail and investment banking, calling the latter “casino” banks.His harsh language was echoed by Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander, first secretary of the treasury, yesterday.Alexander said: “Our priority as a government is to make sure that those people who recklessly gambled with our economy are no longer able to be bailed out by taxpayers… those people who engage in that sort of casino banking (should) take responsibility for themselves.”Implementing the report is likely to open divisions in the coalition, with senior Liberal Democrats anxious to show they are taking a tough line on banks. Sunday 10 April 2011 11:37 pm Share Boris favours ring-fencing of UK banks center_img whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q12019 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 250 shares: how I’d invest £20,000 for a passive income

first_img Paul Summers | Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Yesterday, I looked at which UK shares from the FTSE 100 I’d buy if I were looking to generate a passive income stream from my £20,000 ISA allowance. Today, I’m doing the same thing with stocks from the FTSE 250.Same rules, different indexOnce again, my loose ‘rules’ for separating the wheat from the chaff include avoiding companies offering the highest dividend yields. Buying these stocks for income can often be counterproductive (not to mention costly). Outsize payouts are usually indicative of a company in trouble.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…What I’m looking for is a decent income stream, but not one so great that there’s a risk I’ll never receive it. This is why ‘dividend cover’ — the extent to which profits cover the payout — is something I always investigate before buying.On top of this, I’m trying to find a good spread of companies across sectors. This kind of diversification is particularly important when focusing on FTSE 250 stocks. After all, they tend to be more focused on the UK market and derive less of their money from multiple overseas markets. And while all companies have a degree of cyclicality to their earnings, I’m on the hunt for those where they are relatively consistent.Here, then, are five stocks I’d be happy to buy for income.FTSE 250 stocks for passive incomeA 2.9% yield isn’t the largest an investor can get in the FTSE 250. However, drinks firm Britvic‘s predictable earnings make this a go-to income pick for me. The re-opening of hospitality venues in a couple of months should provide a further boost. Like Britvic, ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle‘s 4% yield is solidly covered by profits too. For diversification, I’ve long been attracted to Tritax Big Box REIT. In addition to the 3.7% yield, the company gives investors exposure to the ongoing growth in demand for warehouses from retailers. Pandemic or not, the growth of e-commerce looks unlikely to slow. IT infrastructure services provider Computacenter is a great, albeit low-margin, business. Earnings have accelerated markedly over the last few years. Factor in a sharp rise in free cash flow and its 2.2% yield is about as secure as you can find. The annual dividend from online trading platform provider IG Group hasn’t budged for a while now (43.2p per share). Even so, this still gives a chunky yield of 4.9% at the current share price. And if markets do calm down once lockdown is fully over and people return to work, IG’s attempts to scale its presence in the US market should still keep the money rolling in. Risky businessIs the risk involved in buying these individual FTSE 250 stocks worth it? I’d say so, particularly as they all bear hallmarks of quality businesses. We’re talking robust balance sheets, strong brands and/or consistently goods returns on capital employed. Moreover, all currently offer dividend yields above that of the index itself (1.75%).Notwithstanding this, it’s important to remember that nothing stands still in the market. The stocks highlighted above could all encounter specific, unforeseeable issues that lead to their dividend policies being revised. The possibility of a third wave of coronavirus hitting these shores also needs to be borne in mind.As such, I certainly wouldn’t dissuade anyone without the time, energy, or inclination to keep track of their investments from buying a FTSE 250 index tracking fund instead. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Paul Summers owns shares of IG Group Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic and Tritax Big Box REIT. 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.center_img 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. FTSE 250 shares: how I’d invest £20,000 for a passive income Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

Twestival 2010 – Special Message from Queen Rania

first_imgTwestival 2010 – Special Message from Queen Rania Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  81 total views,  1 views today 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 | 18 January 2011 | News  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A message in support of Twestival Global 2010 from Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.last_img read more

Radio host freed on bail, charged with failing to report subversive activity

first_img July 9, 2007 Find out more June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host freed on bail, charged with failing to report subversive activity RSF_en to go further April 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Radio station back on the air after three-month suspension News News News October 24, 2008 Find out morecenter_img Organisation LesothoAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Follow the news on Lesotho LesothoAfrica Reporters Without Borders today called on the Lesothan authorities to drop all charges against radio host Thabo Thakalekoala of privately-owned Harvest FM, who was released on bail yesterday after being held for three days for reading a letter on the air demanding the prime minister’s resignation. It was reportedly given to him by members of the armed forces.Initially accused of “high treason,” Thakalekoala is now charged with failing to report subversive activity.“The government of Lesotho has never been happy with the idea of privately-owned media that are not under its control,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case shows that it has not understood that it is absurd to arrest a journalist on such extravagant charges and just leads to polarisation. Its battle against Harvest FM is unfair and sterile. Dropping all charges is an obvious precondition for defusing tension.”The presenter of Harvest FM’s “Rise and Shine” morning programme and Lesotho correspondent of many international news media, Thakalekoala is one of the country’s best known journalists. The letter he read out on the air on 22 June described Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili as the “unwanted ruler of Lesotho” and said he deserved to be arrested because, as a person of South African origin, he had broken the law by running for office and holding the position of head of government.He was arrested him as the programme finished and was held for three days at police headquarters in the capital, Maseru, where he went on hunger strike in protest against his detention.Outraged reactions by listeners and the Lesothan branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (which Thakalekoala heads) seem to have played a role in his release. He is now charged under article 9 of the 1984 internal security law, and his trial is scheduled to start on 25 July.Harvest FM has often been accused by the government of being the headquarters of the All Basotho Convention, the main opposition party. The station’s editor and star presenter, Reverend Adam Lekhoaba, was deported to South Africa after February’s general elections on the grounds that he had no work permit and had tried to “incite revolt” and “disturb the peace.”During the elections, the station broadcast results as they came in, and interviewed many opposition supporters who criticised the way the elections were held. Weekly’s survival threatened by state advertising boycott ordered by government News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Childcare network stressing the importance of play

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – June 21, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal An initiative to stress the importance of play is underway across the border counties, with a special focus  on the educational importance of play.The Border Counties Childcare Network says 20,000 children in Pre-school services across the Border Counties will today learn and sing a special “play song” as part of Play Awareness Week which xontinues until Friday.BCCN says the initiative is being promoted at 1,000 pre-schools in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.BCCN manager Denise Mc Cormilla says many people don’t appreciate the importance of play…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/play1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous article40th Donegal International Rally RecapNext articleDonegal Deputy seeking to introduce bill slashing TD’s wages News Highland Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Childcare network stressing the importance of play WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Karnataka HC Rejects Petition Seeking To Move Covid19 Testing Laboratory Situated In Residential Area

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Rejects Petition Seeking To Move Covid19 Testing Laboratory Situated In Residential Area Mustafa Plumber20 July 2020 2:36 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Monday refused to entertain a public interest litigation filed by two residents seeking directions to the authorities to shift or close down a covid-19 testing laboratory in their vicinity. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna said “The petitioner counsel is unable to point out any statutory provisions which impose…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Monday refused to entertain a public interest litigation filed by two residents seeking directions to the authorities to shift or close down a covid-19 testing laboratory in their vicinity. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna said “The petitioner counsel is unable to point out any statutory provisions which impose an embargo on setting up a laboratory in residential society for collecting swab samples of covid19. In absence of any such provision we cannot direct the state govt to cancel permission, if any, granted to Mediclu Diagnostics and Speciality Centre. Advocate Bharat Kumar S, appearing for the petitioners S GANGAPPA (77) and V.SHIVA MURTHY (35) relying on photographs annexed to the petition had argued that “So many patients standing in the que outside the lab to undergo the test pose a threat to the people residing in the area. The petitioners have to pass through the same road on which the laboratory is situated. Moreover, the staff taking the swab test is also seen in the photographs not wearing PPE Kits. Even after approaching the local corporator of the area since no action has been taken the petitioners have moved the court.” The bench primarily rejected the petition on the ground that a writ of mandamus cannot be issued to a private entity as it is not an agency or instrumentality of the state. However, during the hearing the bench made the following observations. “Even assuming that everybody standing in the que is covid19, can the infection spread because people are standing in the que. By that logic we will have to close down the court, because 13 members have tested positive for Covid19. One Staff member in the govt advocates office has tested positive, does that mean the government advocates cannot appear in any matter? Because people stand outside the centre (laboratory) will covid-19 spread? As regards the arguments that petitioners have to pass by the laboratory the bench observed “We will give you an example. Five members of the writ scrutiny branch were tested positive, can other members say we will not pass through the same passage from where these people have passed. There are 2,000 cases testing positive everyday, can you say this? This is all ridiculous.” The bench while concluding said “Grievance of petitioners is that respondent 4 (laboratory) is not taking any precautions which may result in spread of covid19. If that is so, the petitioner can make representation to the district health officer and BBMP. If substance is found in the grievance the respondents can issue necessary instruction to the respondent 4.” Next Storylast_img read more

‘Fat’ and ‘fabulous’ 435 Holly wins Fat Bear Week 2019

first_imgL. Carter/National Park Service(KING SALMON, Alaska) –All hail this year’s “Queen of Corpulence.”A national park in Alaska declared 435 Holly the winner of its 2019 Fat Bear Week competition on Tuesday.“She is fat. She is fabulous,” the Katmai National Park & Preserve wrote on Facebook.In photos from July, 435 Holly touted a slimmer figure but she managed to beautifully pack on the pounds for hibernation and dominate the competition.The public votes online in the annual contest to name the fattest and baddest bear of the state’s Brook River.Katmai called it a “March Madness-style competition.”During hibernation, which can last for up to half a year, a bear can lose one third of its body mass, making the weight a bear gains before all the more important.“There is no shame in winning this contest as large amounts of body fat in brown bears is indicative of good health and strong chances of survival,” the park said in a statement.Bears in Katmai are among the largest in the world, according to the park. Adult males typically weight 600-900 pounds before hibernation, but clock in at well over 1,000 pounds as hibernation begins. Adult females usually weigh about one third less than adult males.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more