4 Sep

Donations to political parties hit a record high

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12 Jul

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

As the gold price smashes through $2,000, what would Warren Buffett do?

first_imgAs the gold price smashes through $2,000, what would Warren Buffett do? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img This week, the gold price topped $2,000 for the first time in history. In 2020, investors seeking a safe haven have smashed the price of gold through 2011’s peak. And they’re showing little sign of stopping.The extra gold price impetus comes from a number of directions. Firstly from the rising Covid-19 death count, especially in the USA. And then President Trump’s growing anti-China rhetoric. The latter looks likely to lead to further economic tension between the two superpowers. And the world economy is already bad enough as it is.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…Here in the UK, the Bank of England now reckons the pandemic-led recession is going to be less severe than predicted. The BoE thinks we’ll see a 9.5% economic shrinkage, down from earlier fears of a 14% crash. But before we toss our hats in the air and break out the party poppers, that would still be the worst one-year fall in 100 years. And as investors have been increasingly realising, the recovery is going to take longer than early optimists had hoped.Gold price risingThose who feared stock prices would fall and expected the gold price to rise have been proved right. So is it time to invest in the shiny stuff now? I think it’s time to do exactly the opposite. If I held any gold I’d be selling it now — and I’d be investing my profit in FTSE 100 shares.Let’s look back to the July 2011 peak of more than $1,800 per ounce and see what happened next. Over the next few years, the gold price fell. By December 2015, it was down at under $1,100 per ounce. Those who bought at the peak lost 40%.The middle of 2011 was a turning point for share prices too, but in the opposite direction. In August that year, the FTSE 100 started upwards, and just two years later was up 30%. On top of that, shareholders had dividends to tuck away too.The Warren Buffett approachWhat would Warren Buffett have done? Writing in Fortune in 2012, while the gold price was still close to that peak, he spoke of gold as being in that class of assets that “will never produce anything, but that are purchased in the buyer’s hope that someone else — who also knows that the assets will be forever unproductive — will pay more for them in the future.”Buffett estimated that, at the time, if you’d had $9.6trn to invest you could have bought all of the world’s gold. Alternatively, you could have bought “all US cropland (400 million acres with output of about $200bn annually), plus 16 Exxon Mobils (the world’s most profitable company, one earning more than $40bn annually).” Oh, and you’d still have had $1trn left for spending money.In another century, all that farmland and your 16 Exxon Mobils will have generated massive new wealth. But your big lump of gold will still be the same size. And I don’t see the remotest possibility that the gold price will have appreciated anywhere near enough to get close to those productive assets.Tough decadeGold is up around 10% since the 2011 peak. But that’s only because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And by comparison, the FTSE 100 has provided about 40% in dividends. Will you buy gold at its current record levels? Or follow Warren Buffett and invest in shares? Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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17 Jun

Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

first_img “COPY” Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess ArquitetosSave this projectSavePinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Pinheiros, Brazil CopyAbout this officeFelipe Hess ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinheirosBrazilPublished on February 23, 2018Cite: “Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos” 23 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Ruy Teixeira+ 36Curated by Pedro Vada Share Brazil 2013 Photographs:  Ruy Teixeira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”center_img Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Felipe Hess Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos Projects Manufacturers: BOMLAR, Jmar, Pedra cor, RERGONN, SANTA MADEIRA, Terracor, TresunoSave this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisText description provided by the architects. The house, in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros in São Paulo, is composed of blocks distributed in three floors. In the main block is located the living room and dining room, double high ceiling, open to the library, on the second floor.Save this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraA unique bookcase permeates all the library extension, housing the collection of books of the family, which can be seen by the people standing in the living room on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraIt is crossed by the service block, a concrete box which is highlighted on the intern facade, composing a balcony to the kitchen, which works as an eating area also. On the third floor are the room and the wardrobe more private, which gives access to the superior deck.Save this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraThe integration of the house is marked by the relation of the spaces with each other and by the windows, double high ceiling, and sea ladder, but also with the relation that keeps with the garden in the bottom: the big  glass doors enable the total opening of the spans, integrating the kitchen, living room, and library to the backyard.Save this picture!© Ruy TeixeiraProject gallerySee allShow lessHigh School and Community Centre Project Tests the Limits of Timber Log ConstructionUnbuilt ProjectÉcole des Ponts ParisTech Tackles the Digital Innovation Shift of the Design and Con…Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889522/pinheiros-house-felipe-hess-arquitetos Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889522/pinheiros-house-felipe-hess-arquitetos Clipboardlast_img read more

16 Jun

WCVA offers free online-only membership to voluntary groups

first_img Howard Lake | 1 April 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving WCVA offers free online-only membership to voluntary groups The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has introduced a free “e-membership” option for voluntary groups in Wales, offering them electronic information at no charge.The umbrella body for voluntary and community groups in Wales is offering a fortnightly ‘e-Xtra’ e-mail newsletter to these online-only members. This will feature funding news and links to other useful resources.Existing WCVA members can also receive the new e-Xtra as part of their current membership. Advertisementcenter_img This is a welcome development, demonstrating how voluntary sector organisations and umbrella bodies can grow their membership while keeping servicing costs to a minimum. Online publishing offers not only a method of supporting existing membership schemes, but introducing new elements.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

16 Jun

Cash in on dollar’s strength, urges CAFAmerica

first_imgCash in on dollar’s strength, urges CAFAmerica  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Finance recession CAFAmerica, part of the Charities Aid Foundation international network, is encouraging UK charities to make the most from the changes in the pound/dollar exchange rate. The US dollar has increased by 34% against the pound by over since the beginning of the financial year in April 2008.CAFAmerica therefore recommends that UK charities make the most of opportunities to fundraise in the US. Every $200 donated to a UK charity through CAFAmerica at the end of the financial year in April 2008 was worth £101: the same sum donated last week would have been worth £135 to the charity.Susan Saxon-Harold, CEO of CAFAmerica said: “In addition to the generous exchange rate, there are other reasons that UK charities should look to fundraise in the USA. The USA is home to the world’s most wealthy philanthropists and as a nation donates around £120 billion a year to charity”.CAFAmerica helps UK charities fundraise in the USA with its ‘Friends Of’ Charity Fund, rather than the more expensive option of requiring charities to set up a standalone US nonprofit.CAF America can also transfer one-off donations to UK charities from the US at a low cost and without the loss of any tax-breaks for the donors.www.cafamerica.orgPhoto: Dollar Heart by cmpalmer, on Flickr 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 MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 January 2009 | Newslast_img read more

15 Jun

Latina activists present play on ‘audacious’ Harriet Tubman

first_imgCast members show love for Harriet Tubman, March 24.Bronx, N.Y. — For the second week in a row, a local stage production in commemoration of the centennial death of African-American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman was presented, this time in the Bronx, N.Y., on March 24 at the Bronx Art Space.African-American students and faculty members at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., performed a play in tribute to both Harriet Tubman and civil rights activist Rosa Parks on March 16.The Bronx production was sponsored by Women Workers for Peace and the Taller Experimental de Arte, which is composed of members of the Latina community and activists representing various countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.Both the Bronx and Brooklyn plays were organized in March, which is recognized in the U.S. as International Working Women’s Month.The play, entitled “Harriet Tubman’s Tracks: A Slave’s Audacious Bid for Freedom,” was written and directed by Graciela Muñoz-Bejarano. She also summarized the 10 acts of the play in both English and Spanish as the “Voice of History.” Beautiful artwork depicting Tubman decorated the walls of the space provided by artist Virginia Ayress. Zoila Ramírez and other actors designed the authentic clothing. Nieves Ayress was the coordinator of the production.The moving as well as educational production covered virtually every important aspect of Tubman’s life, including her birth into slavery; the unspeakable atrocities she suffered at the hands of the slavemaster; her escape to freedom in the North; her role in freeing hundreds of enslaved people as an Underground Railroad operative, which led to her close collaboration with abolitionist John Brown; how she became a Union spy during the Civil War; and her contribution to the struggle for women’s rights. Before Tubman died on March 10, 1913, she opened up a home in Auburn, N.Y., for indigent, elderly Black people.Each one of the actors who portrayed Tubman throughout the various acts brought her own unique exuberance and spirit. The program held the entire audience in raptured attention for more than an hour.The audiovisual engineer, Enrique Eboli-Muñoz, showed powerful slides of authentic photos and graphics depicting enslaved and freed people of African descent, including Tubman herself, during the production.Following the play, some of the actors, along with other activists, spoke on how Tubman’s life impacted them personally and what her legacy means for the ongoing struggle for social justice today, including the demand for reparations and an end to police brutality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

14 Jun

DEKALB 100th Anniversary Bike Finds Home

first_img Previous articleForum to Highlight Preventing Farm Accidents and InjuriesNext articleHurricane Isaac Welcomed in Drought-Stricken Areas Gary Truitt DEKALB 100th Anniversary Bike Finds Home Home Indiana Agriculture News DEKALB 100th Anniversary Bike Finds Home Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: NAFB News Service SHARE When disasters strike – American Red Cross Greater Iowa Regional Chapter Executive Officer Leslie Schaffer says the Red Cross mobilizes volunteers and supplies into affected areas to support disaster victims and responders. She says the support of DEKALB and American farmers helps the Red Cross heal communities and assist families in getting back on their feet. Facebook Twitter DEKALB’s 100th Anniversary Bike made its debut at last year’s Farm Progress Show – and this year’s show completes the bike’s year-long tour. The bike was designed with farmers in mine – according to DEKALB Brand Lead Jason Hoag – and the bike’s new owner Rick Brandt says that’s his favorite aspect of the bike – that it captures the independent spirit of the American farmer. The bike was bid on by many farmers through an online auction – and American farmers raise a total of 250-thousand dollars – all of which was donated to the American Red Cross. By Gary Truitt – Aug 28, 2012 last_img read more

12 Jun

DRC : journalist beaten by intelligence officers in Kikwit

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in condemning the beating that Radio Tomisa journalist Badylon Kawanda received from members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the southwestern city of Kikwit on 14 April. RSF calls on the Congolese authorities to investigate this attack without delay so that those responsible can be punished. Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Violence Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Violence Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Masisi hills in DRC Organisation RSF_en News Here is the press release that JED published on 20 of April: “Badylon Kawanda, a journalist with Radio Tomisa, a religious radio station based in Kikwit, the capital of the southwestern province of Kwilu, was physically attacked on 14 April in the provincial headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) by the head of the office and his staff. According to the information obtained by Journalist in Danger (JED), Kawanda went to the ANR provincial office to ask about a freight agency employee who was being held there after a reported scuffle with a taxi driver. After giving his name, Kawanda was hit several times by the head of this provincial office, who then ordered his employees to “thrash” him. They threw Kawanda to the ground, causing him to wrench a knee, and smashed his journalistic equipment. Reached by telephone, Kawanda told JED that he lodged a formal complaint about the attack with the military and civilian authorities in Kikwit. “All of the authorities that I personally contacted after this disgraceful attack promised me that they would raise it with the local ANR chief,” he said. “I am still waiting to learn what action has been taken in response to my complaint.” An ANR official refused to talk to JED when reached by telephone. JED voices a vehement protest against this disgraceful act of violence, which constitutes a grave attack on media freedom, especially as its was committed by persons in position of public authority. JED calls on ANR general administrator Kalev Mutond to order an immediate investigation with the aim of identifying and punishing those responsible for this barbarous act. It calls on the authorities of the new province of Kwilu to urgently guarantee the safety of media personnel so that they are free to work as reporters. JED points out that it was due to the repeated abuses against Congolese journalists by member of the security services that the DRC is now ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).” Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Receive email alertscenter_img News February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Help by sharing this information February 18, 2021 Find out more to go further April 21, 2016 DRC : journalist beaten by intelligence officers in Kikwit February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

27 May

Deputy Thomas Pringle backs Norris for President

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleFerry Abuse: Former Detective believes there was a paedophile ringNext articleFerry abuse: HSE reviewing it’s involvement in Michael Ferry case News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – July 21, 2011 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH David Norris says he’s on track to be nominated to run for the Aras.The Independent Senator now has 13 of the 20 Oireachtas members required – including eight Independent TDs.But he says he’ll also make a fresh bid to secure four local authorities in September in case he can’t make the 20 TDs or Senators.One of the those to back him is Donegal South-West Deputy Thomas Pringle….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/tprin530.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsAppcenter_img News Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Deputy Thomas Pringle backs Norris for President Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more