first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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However, over the long run, assets such as the Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) share price could produce much higher returns.As such, buying a share of this business while it’s at a low level today could be a sound long-term investment strategy.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…Standard Life Aberdeen on offerDue to concerns about the company’s near-term outlook, investors have been selling Standard Life Aberdeen in 2020. Shares in the asset and pensions manager have fallen by around 31% this year.However, despite the economic uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus crisis, recent trading updates from the business show it’s enjoying healthy operating conditions.In a statement published ahead of its annual general meeting at the beginning of May, the company reported that assets under management were £490bn at the end of April. Estimated net outflows for the first four months of the year were £24bn. The total included £25bn of outflows related to the loss of the Scottish Widows asset management agreement. This has been in the pipeline since the beginning of 2018. Excluding this withdrawal, the group saw £1bn of inflows during the first four months of 2020.The fact Standard Life Aberdeen managed to attract new investor money during one of the most volatile periods in the markets for decades is a positive signal.For years, the company has been grappling with investor outflows. Indeed, this was one of the reasons why Standard Life decided to merge with Aberdeen Asset Management several years ago. This trend now seems to have come to an end.Dividend championIn the AGM trading update, Standard Life Aberdeen also reaffirmed its commitment to its current dividend. At the time of writing, the stock supports a dividend yield of 9.4%. This is nearly double its long-term average.A dividend yield above a company’s long-term average can indicate the stock is undervalued. With this being the case, shares in Standard Life Aberdeen may offer a wide margin of safety at current levels.The payout is supported by the company’s strong financial position and ownership of several subsidiaries around the world. These include its Indian business HDFC Life. Management is steadily disposing of its stake in this enterprise and returning the cash to investors with share buybacks.The fact the company has stated its dividend is safe for the time being, may also mean the stock becomes more popular among income-seeking investors at a time when many large-cap shares are cutting their dividends.This factor, combined with the fact the company is seeing an inflow in new investor money, which could lead to an increase in profits in the years ahead, may lead to strong total returns from the stock.This combination of factors could help Standard Life Aberdeen outperform gold over the long run. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving International Fundraising Congress PFRA Resource Alliance The UK’s Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) is to run an extended session at the 30th International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in the Netherlands in October. A new addition to this year’s programme, it will cover options for extending face-to-face (F2F) fundraising professional and regulatory best practice internationally.The session – F2F United! Does F2F fundraising need to organise internationally – aims to discover whether there is an appetite among fundraisers around the world for sharing skills, experience and best practice and, if so, what form this co-operation could take. It will run for the afternoon of 21 October.Mick Aldridge, PFRA’s chief executive, said:“Face-to-face fundraising is a global fundraising ‘movement’ that is practised in various forms in upward of 50 countries. Yet it is a nascent one without leadership or sharing of professional or regulatory best practice.“This means that knowledge in professional best practice, dealing with the media, complaints handling, stewardship and working with regulators and legislators is rarely shared beyond national boundaries and has to be rediscovered from scratch each time a problem is encountered.“That’s why we are pleased to be working with the Resource Alliance on this extended session. I was at the IFC last year and my gut feeling is that there is demand for information and exploration in this area. The PFRA, as one of the leading self-regulatory bodies in the world, will be there with a lot of expertise and experience to contribute.”Neelam Makhijani, chief executive of the Resource Alliance added: Advertisement PFRA to host international best practice session on face-to-face at IFC Howard Lake | 18 August 2010 | News  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “As the IFC is about people coming together to form a fundraising community, to explore and develop all avenues of fundraising, it is an ideal platform for this discussion to take place. The Resource Alliance is also keen to share the findings from this session throughout the global south, through our workshops, where face-to-face fundraising is becoming very popular, especially in India and Brazil”.The session will be hosted by Mick Aldridge (UK), CEO of the PFRA, and international F2F expert Daryl Upsall (Spain), and will feature contributions from Owen Watkins (Switzerland), global F2F specialist at Unicef, and PFRA’s head of communications Ian MacQuillin (UK), with other F2F practitioners to be confirmed.The 30th IFC will take place at the NH Leeuwenhorst Hotel and Conference Centre in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands on October 19-22, 2010.  67 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

first_imgMethadone. The medicine stirs up controversy just by being brought up. Does methadone help or harm the addicted person? Does it count as recovery, or is it trading one addiction for another? These questions — and more — are all very important to consider. Another thing to consider is methadone’s role in society: a powerful medicine that treats the dreaded opioid addiction. Addiction is a disease that has no known cure, but methadone can effectively treat it and get patients to a place that they consider recovery.We must look at how methadone works in the body to show how it’s so effective. When regular opioids enter the bloodstream and brain, they attach to mu-opioid receptors (MORs) in the brain, producing dependence and addiction, while causing withdrawal when the use of opioids stops. Methadone acts in this same way; it binds to the MORs and does not let go, meaning other opioids can’t get the patient high. However, finding the right dosage of methadone might be difficult. If you don’t receive enough, then you go into withdrawal; and if you receive too much, you go into overdose. It requires trained and skilled doctors to help patients find that perfect balance.Therefore, the use of methadone reduces the risks of overdose on other opioids; if the patient is less likely to inject other opioids, then their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C via drug injection is lowered. Over a million people suffer from opioid addiction, yet relatively few of them receive methadone, even though it is truly the gold standard in addiction treatment. Methadone is a medication necessary in every health care system because of its impressive record in treating drug addiction. The success rate of methadone — while not entirely clear — is somewhere between 60% and 90%. An abstinence-only approach has a success rate of up to 10%.The main problem that arises is that methadone is highly stigmatized. Instead of being viewed as a tool of recovery, it is seen as an addiction all on its own, which is wrong. But we must look at stigmatization against methadone to see how it is actually a very important medication. NIMBYs, abstinence and drug makers“Not in my back yard” movements in cities like Philadelphia have been actively trying to stigmatize and eliminate the use of methadone, while ignoring how many people are helped and how effective the medication is. They view methadone as a public nuisance and are often fueled by racism.Another source of methadone stigma comes from the recovery world itself. The fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous published Bulletin 29, “Regarding Methadone and Other Drug Replacement Programs,” a screed against methadone and the people on methadone. It states: “Our program approaches recovery from addiction through abstinence, cautioning against the substitution of one drug for another. That’s our program; it’s what we offer the addict who still suffers.” A similar “Just Say No” campaign prevalent in the 1980s and early 1990s as part of the “War on Drugs” did little to stem drug use, yet it gave politicians ammunition to pass more “get tough on crime” legislation that caused mass incarceration to skyrocket. With much of the recovery community against methadone, one drug maker helped push the stigma along. Alkermes — maker of Vivitrol (naltrexone injection) — pushes its lobbyists to paint methadone and buprenorphine as dangerous and irrationally abusable, which is not the case. Even when methadone is diverted, it still saves people from the pain of opioid withdrawal. It’s not being abused or misused. On the other hand, Vivitrol is responsible for overdose deaths, when patients end or attempt to end that method of treatment.Methadone maintenance treatment is an important drug addiction treatment that succeeds at high rates but gets little credit for saving the lives of many people who use it. On top of helping to prevent diseases like HIV and HCV, it is responsible for improving the psychological health of patients who take it. According to a study done in the New England Journal of Medicine at the start of the methadone treatment phase, several patients were found to have stopped engaging in criminal activity. In the book “The Effectiveness of Methadone Treatment,” authors John C. Ball and Alan Ross established that there was a 79% decrease in the number of criminal offenses committed by patients on methadone.Methadone can improve the lives of everyone who needs it if they’re given the chance to take it. It helps to decrease the spread of disease and provides patients with the structure needed to get psychiatric help for other diseases. Methadone is a medical necessity and needs to be treated like it, without stigma attached to it from anyone. Methadone will remain critical until we have a socialist society that can truly address the root societal causes of drug addiction and abuse and find a permanent cure. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The harassment to which Zubkova has been subjected for years in connection with her journalism included being prosecuted by the town’s mayor in August 2019 on the grounds that she was interviewing the region’s residents without the local government’s permission. “Natalya Zubkova is being persecuted by the local authorities, who are exploiting local impunity to try to silence her,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We call on the federal authorities to protect this journalist and to conduct a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into these unacceptable attacks.” Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia On 6 March, she released a video entitled, “To the security authorities in Kiselyovsk: stop persecuting my family!” In the video, she described how she had submitted many complaints to the police, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Investigative Committee about threats and acts of defamation against her without ever getting a proper response. Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​​PDF – 91.54 KB An hour before doing this, Slavina posted a message on Facebook calling for “the Russian Federation to be held responsible for my death.” On 2 November, the Investigative Committee refused to consider the harassment to which she was subjected as a factor in her suicide and to open criminal proceedings. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Russian federal authorities to protect the editor of a local online newspaper in Kiselyovsk, her hometown in southwestern Siberia’s Kemerovo region, after threats and attacks forced her to flee. The attacks are unacceptable and must be investigated, RSF says. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence March 10, 2021 Journalist forced to flee Siberian hometown after years of harassment RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Credit: Novosti Kiselyovska Читать на русском / Read in RussianNovosti Kiselyovska editor Natalya Zubkova finally decided to flee the town after being attacked by an unidentified person while walking her dog on 25 February. After holding her head in the snow, her assailant threatened her and her daughters with reprisals if “you open your mouth one more time.” Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Zubkova is one of the many journalists in Russia who are harassed because of articles questioning local authorities. Irina Slavina, the editor of the Koza Press local online newspaper in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, took her own life by setting herself on fire outside city police headquarters in October 2020 after the latest of many searches and interrogations. Organisation News May 5, 2021 Find out more News News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption RSF_en News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Email Print Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsLimerick on the up, says Housing, Local Government and Heritage MinisterBy Meghann Scully – December 15, 2020 152 REPRO FREEMinister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien ( Centre) declared his All-Ireland hurling final neutrality in Limerick today as he was presented with the county jersey by Mayor of the City and County Michael Collins ( left) and David Conway (right) CEO Limerick 2030, during a visit to the Opera Site – the biggest single commercial property programme investment in the city and largest ever outside the capital. The Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC site, on which work officially commenced last month, is fully funded and will have the capacity for up to 3,000 employees across a 450,000 sq ft campus in the heart of the city. Up to 500 people involved in construction at peak on the site. Limerick Twenty Thirty is a special purpose vehicle established by Limerick City and County Council in 2016 to stimulate economic and social development by building out and promoting strategic disused sites in Limerick. Pic Arthur EllisMINISTER for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, TD, has said that the Opera Site and wider Limerick Twenty Thirty programme will be transformational for city, county and region.Speaking during a visit to the Opera Site, which is being developed by Limerick Twenty Thirty for Limerick City and County Council, at the weekend, Minister O’Brien said that there is a very positive perception also emerging nationally regarding what is happening in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’m absolutely delighted to be here today to see the Opera Site in person. I’ve had some excellent briefings from the (Limerick Twenty Thirty) team over the last couple of months.“But to see it physically and the potential of this but, more importantly, to see the work starting, the fruition of the initial investments and the support that the state has given to Limerick Twenty Thirty and to Limerick City and County, it’s fantastic.“The potential for Limerick with the development of this site and indeed others that have been identified by Limerick Twenty Thirty is absolutely immense. This will be transformative.”The Minister’s visit to the site comes just two weeks after commencement of demolition and enabling works on the site by John Sisk & Son.  The Opera Site is the biggest single commercial property programme investment in Limerick and the largest ever outside the capital.The project will be developed over a six-year work programme. When fully developed, the 1.62hectare site will have the capacity for up to 3,000 employees.  Up to 500 people will be involved in construction at peak on the €200m project, which is fully funded.Minister O’Brien – who was welcomed at the site by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Michael Collins, Limerick City and County Council CEO Pat Daly and Limerick Twenty Thirty CEO David Conway – said that cities are crucially important for regions. The Opera Site, he said, will be a massive driver for economic development, inward investment and job creation.He continued: “I was actually saying to colleagues today here in my visit in Limerick that the perception of Limerick outside of the city and county is so positive. Limerick has a feel that things are happening and that things are really going to take off.“Putting a company like Limerick Twenty Thirty in place is an example to others about how we can lead projects like this forward.  The local authority here in Limerick has led by example and has actually got involved when many others wouldn’t.” Previous articleUniversity Concert Hall (UCH) is delighted to announce a new four-part concert series AwakeningNext articleLISTEN: Byrnes not finished yet as Limerick “will try for more as a team” Meghann Scully Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp There are calls for a greater cross border strategy between Gardai and Police as car criminals are said to be causing havoc in both Donegal and Derry.It’s after a stolen vehicle was reportedly driven recklessly around the Galliagh area of Derry last night before crashing into the front of the local Co Op.Local Cllr Sandra Duffy believes that gangs are using the back roads network between Donegal and Derry to drive dangerously.She says there are genuine fears that someone will be killed unless there’s a more united approach between Gardai and police:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – June 6, 2018 Twitter Calls for cross border strategy as car criminals cause havoccenter_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDubai Duty Free looking for Inishowen’s Best Dressed Shopfront and BuildingNext articleGovernment urged to employ tour guides at An Grianan of Aileach News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Somerset Organizes Service of Remembrance (UK) HMS Somerset Organizes Service of Remembrance (UK) Authorities The ship’s company of HMS Somerset, including the embarked Lynx flight crew, took time to remember those lost from the Type 22 Broadsword-class frigate. Even a quarter of a century later, the similarities to Somerset’s current operational deployment made the memorial even more poignant.Royal Navy Chaplain, Keith Robus, led the Service of Remembrance on the flight deck. The service included a reading by Lieutenant Martin Hales, the Lynx Flight Observer on HMS Somerset, and an observance of two minutes of silence.HMS Brilliant’s Lynx was flying from the ship en route to Moi International Airport, Mombassa on 14 May 1989 when, 20 miles from its destination, it suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crashed, killing the aircrew of two and seven other members of the ship’s company.The Lynx was preceding the ship to Mombasa to meet family and friends who had flown from the UK while the Ship was on a stand down period from a patrol in the Gulf. HMS Somerset’s Flight Commander, Lieutenant Adam Rudkin Royal Navy, said: “It is fitting that the next generation of operationally deployed Royal Navy personnel remember this sad incident. HMS Somerset is proud to have commemorated nine of our own and pray for their bereaved families, friends and colleagues.”HMS Somerset’s current deployment involves her working in many of the same places in the Gulf as HMS Brilliant was in 1989. HMS Somerset is undertaking Maritime Security Operations which are designed to actively deter, disrupt and suppress unlawful use of the sea in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations.[mappress]Press Release, May 27, 2014; Image: Royal Navy HMS Somerset held a Service of Remembrance for personnel from HMS Brilliant who perished when their Lynx helicopter crashed in Mombasa, Kenya on 14 May 1989. View post tag: HMS Somerset View post tag: europe View post tag: Remembrance May 27, 2014 View post tag: Service View post tag: organizes View post tag: UK View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, New Orleans favorites Dumpstaphunk made their way to The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. for a funky performance. Band members Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, and Alvin Ford Jr. were all in top for for their set in the nation’s capitol, their urges to take bad vibes and “put it in the dumpsta” ringing particularly true amidst the proverbial “dumpster fire” of our nation’s political climate these days. You can get a glimpse of the performance through the gallery below, courtesy of Mark Raker Photography.Next up for Dumpstaphunk is a performance at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, May 18th, followed by a show at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA tomorrow night, May 19th. For a full list of Dumpstaphunk’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Dumpstaphunk | The Hamilton | Washington, D.C. | 5/17/17 | Photos by Mark Raker Photographylast_img read more