ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 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)  2020 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

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Forget Bitcoin. I’d invest in cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire early

first_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 7th June, 2020 Forget Bitcoin. I’d invest in cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire early 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Peter Stephens 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100 has delivered an exceptional rebound since its market crash. It has risen by over 25% in a matter of weeks, which suggests investor sentiment has started to improve.Despite this, other assets, such as Bitcoin, have produced even more spectacular gains. In fact, the virtual currency is currently trading around 100% higher than its lowest level in March.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…However, with the FTSE 100 having a track record of delivering high returns on a consistent basis, and many of its members offering wide margins of safety, it could offer a more attractive means of improving your retirement prospects than Bitcoin in the coming years.FTSE 100 returnsThe FTSE 100’s track record is characterised by its cyclicality. It constantly switches from relatively long periods of growth to shorter periods of decline. Even so, it has been able to produce an annualised total return of over 8% since it was created in January 1984. Therefore, investors who hold a diverse range of stocks for the long term can expect to generate impressive returns. And these can significantly increase their chances of retiring early.For example, investing £200 per month over a 45-year working life at an annual return of 8% would produce a nest egg of around £925,000. From that, the FTSE 100 could deliver an attractive passive income that enables you to retire in comfort.Cheap stocksOf course, investing while the FTSE 100 is trading at a relatively low level could produce even higher returns in the coming years. Investors who have been able to buy stocks when the outlook for the index is unclear have generally benefitted from its recoveries.With the economic outlook difficult to accurately predict at present, there may be opportunities for long-term investors to purchase high-quality stocks while they offer wide margins of safety. This could enable you to obtain a higher return than the index’s past annualised growth rate. This may lead to a larger nest egg and an earlier retirement date.Furthermore, when purchased through a Stocks and Shares ISA, your retirement nest egg could benefit from tax efficiency that increases its overall size.Bitcoin’s outlookBitcoin may continue its recent trend to produce a higher growth rate than the FTSE 100 in the short run. But its lack of fundamentals and relatively short track record mean its performance over a multi-decade time period is highly uncertain. Moreover, its limited size and questionable potential to eventually replace traditional currencies may mean that demand for the virtual currency comes under pressure.As such, while FTSE 100 shares are cheap, it could be worth building a portfolio through buying a diverse range of high-quality businesses. Over the long run, their return prospects could boost your chances of obtaining a sufficiently large nest egg to retire early. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Australia open their tour with a good win over Gloucester

first_imgThursday Nov 5, 2009 Australia open their tour with a good win over Gloucester Australias tour of Britain & Ireland got underway on Tuesday with a comfortable 36-5 win over Gloucester at Kingsholm.Wing Drew Mitchell scored two tries in the second half, with Ryan Cross, Tyrone Smith, and flyhalf Quade Cooper scoring one a piece. Cooper finished with 16 points.The home side scored a nice try of their own from a Carlos Spencer crosskick which saw 19 year old Freddie Burns dive in at the corner.“I wouldn’t have believed I would have scored against Australia this year. I just went with the flow. The Shed was full and there were 6,500 people going mental,” he said.The Wallabies face England at Twickenham on Saturday as they open their Grand Slam challenge. Coach Robbie Deans was satisfied with the performance.“When you are going from Test match to Test match you don’t get development time. Some of these guys will only play two games on tour and they wanted to make the most of it. From our perspective it was a good experience for them, he said.“It was great to play in a purpose-built rugby stadium. We don’t do enough of that at home. The crowd enjoyed it and got into it and we’d love to do it again some time.”The match wasnt televised, but weve organised a video of the tries. Theres no commentary though unfortunately, but its still good to see some of the action. Time: 03:54ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? 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Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu

first_img Houses Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio LongheuSave this projectSaveZ. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu ArchDaily “COPY” Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu Manufacturers: Pibamarmi CopyHouses, Renovation•Mantova, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598786/z-house-in-mantova-vittorio-longheu Clipboard Italy “COPY” Architects: Vittorio Longheu Photographs Lighting: Projects Photographs:  Federica Bottoli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Viabizzuno Impresa Arturo Bottoli s.p.a Save this picture!© Federica Bottoli+ 23 Share Collaborators:Marcello Bruno, Roberto Bona, Barbara Vivian, Ugo Rossi, Mattia Ferrari, Davide Mantovani, Alessia VerruaStone Floors And Cladding:Pibamarmi srlWood Plankings:Trespa Italia srlCity:MantovaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federica BottoliRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the historical centre of Mantua, in a part of the city that has been formed and consolidated during 16th century, also called the addition of Giulio Romano. The design process begins with some reflections on the relationship between the existing buildings, on the demolition of incongruous parts of them and on the relationships with volumes in expansion.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliTherefore, the design strives to be more like a discovery that comes from a process of investigation   rather than the result of pure invention. In this sense the character of the context has determined the compositional choices and defined the relationship and the connection with the existing buildings. The project is aimed to harmonize the defining elements of the context, such as the wall toward the street, the crenellated wall and the clock tower. So i concieved this building as an addition of value rather than a subtraction. The last and definitive transformation.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main elements of the context became paradigms for the project. The latter is able to build a meaningful integration between the existing buildings and the exercise of contemporary “architecture making”. Moreover, for us, the project is always an analytical, critical act of transformation. For these reasons i kept the one-storey volume along the street, thus preserving the relationship with the public space.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliThe new building is as high as the one nearby, extending itself to meet the highest point of the pitch roof. In this way, the new building is designed, in terms of morphological and dimensional characteristics, as a natural extension of the surrounding buildings.Save this picture!SectionThe materials define the different parts of the building. The volume along the street is plastered and has a stone cornice at the top, window frames and shutters in dark natural wood. The internal volumes, around the court, have some different finishes, such as the facade covered with wooden planks. The outdoor parts are either paved with stone or planted with greenery.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliProject gallerySee allShow lessSalón Inés Pose / STGOSelected ProjectsMaison de la Batellerie / Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598786/z-house-in-mantova-vittorio-longheu Clipboard Contractor: CopyAbout this officeVittorio LongheuOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWoodRenovationRefurbishmentHousesMantovaItalyPublished on February 13, 2014Cite: “Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu” 13 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 streamlast_img read more

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People give more when beneficiaries €˜make an effort’

first_img Howard Lake | 6 September 2007 | News Results showed that people are more willing to donate if disasters were caused by natural factors rather than manmade – famine following natural drought rather than famine following armed conflict, for example. Positive emotions such as empathy towards the victims also increase people’s willingness to donate. When people believed their donations had the potential to make a ‘real difference’ in the region affected, they were more inclined to donate. People also considered their country’s relations with that of the affected country when they made donations. They are less willing to donate if the victim country’s regime is perceived to be an enemy, rather than an ally. Dr Zagefka said this was interesting because often disaster victims might not actually support the regime, for example in a dictatorship. Nonetheless donors are biased against them because victims are associated with the enemy regime.The authors suggest that fundraising campaigns should seek to represent the victims as proactive rather than passive and they should convey the message that donations will be ‘effective’, establishing a feeling of trust in the potential donor. Campaigns should also highlight positive relations between the donor’s and the victim’s countries, or if this is not possible, then provide information that could help donors see the diversity of groups within that country.  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis People are more likely to give more to the victims of disasters when they think that beneficiaries are making an effort to help themselves and when the victims are not deemed to be responsible for the situation.A series of studies by Dr Hanna Zagefka and Dr Masi Noor of the Royal Holloway University of London for the British Psychological Society’s annual conference reveals why people donate more generously towards some humanitarian disasters than others. There were four studies, looking at willingness to donate to victims of the 2004 tsunami, and to the Darfur crisis as well as hypothetical disasters. Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statisticscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis People give more when beneficiaries €˜make an effort’last_img read more

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Nearly half of UK population have donated to Haiti disaster appeal, say CAF

first_img Nearly half the UK (48%) population have already donated to the Haiti disaster appeal, according to research carried out over the weekend for the Charities Aid Foundation.Of those who have not yet given, nearly two thirds (62%) say they might, or plan to in the future.The survey of over 1,000 adults was undertaken on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation by GfK NOP. It found that more women (55%) said they had given than men (45%).John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation said: “The response from the UK public continues to be phenomenal. Over £46 million has already been given to the appeal. This shows what a generous nation we are.“I urge those who are considering donating to do so now because funds are still urgently needed and if you tick the Gift Aid box every pound donated is boosted by 28p.”Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committees, described the response to the appeal as “extraordinary”.www.cafonline.org Nearly half of UK population have donated to Haiti disaster appeal, say CAF Howard Lake | 26 January 2010 | News 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. Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Giving/Philanthropy  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Protest says ‘No drones!’

first_imgWW photo: John CatalinottoOn April 20, protesters in New York City marched through the streets in opposition to the ways in which the U.S. imperialist agenda affects all working people. Key slogans were “No drones in NYC!” and “Healthcare not warfare!”The day’s protest began with a rally at Union Square where speakers captured public attention, voicing their outrage at the city’s handover of public land to private interests and closing hospitals for the purpose of weapons’ development.On Dec. 19, 2011, billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in a joint venture, had won a bid for the development of a campus dedicated to engineering and technology research on Roosevelt Island’s southern end. This location currently houses the Goldwater specialty hospital, which has served city residents suffering from chronic illnesses since 1939.Taxpayers will “donate” $300 million in land and $100 million in cash for the development of this research campus — that is, to the imperialist war machine.Technion is one of the world’s leading developers of drone technology. Technion faculty members have also published reports promoting the illegal displacement of Palestinians for the development of Israeli settler communities.At the rally, speakers told of how U.S. imperialism touches the lives of working people on a global scale, with the military wielding its fist in subjugating peoples and exploiting resources in pursuit of profits. People on the street expressed solidarity with the Guantanamo inmates now on hunger strike.Activists voiced outrage at the U.S.’s aggressive posture toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and criticized U.S. hostility toward new Chavista President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela.Activists highlighted how oppression in the U.S. is maintained today with an increasingly militarized police force, whose modus operandi is to racially profile and harass people of color under the draconian stop-and-frisk policy.The march, called by the International Action Center and the United National Anti-war Coalition, was supported by a diverse group of organizations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Migrant rights activists march at DNC

first_imgOver 500 undocumented and other immigrants and their supporters held a Migrant Rights March on July 25, the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Activists came from as far away as Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois and Tennessee to demonstrate their commitment to immigrant rights at the site of the DNC and to stand in sharp contrast to the attacks on immigrants that had been launched earlier by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during his acceptance speech.Juntos, the #Not1More Campaign, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the Congress of Day Laborers and other groups gathered in South Philly. They rallied and then began to march from Capitolo Field, in a neighborhood where many Mexican, Honduran and other Central American migrants live and work. As the temperature reached 95 degrees, organizers handed out bottles of water and fresh peaches from a nearby shopping area, long known as the Italian Market, but where many vendors from Latin America and Asia now sell produce and run stores and restaurants.Their demands were clearly stated on many colorful banners and signs: “Moratorium on deportations NOW,” “Dismantle ICE” [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], “End all detentions” and “Ni [email protected] más” [Not one more]. Another sign, “Shut down Berks,” referred to a facility 60 miles west of the city where hundreds of refugee mothers and their children are being held in the Berks Family Detention Center. One Latina held a sign reading: “The only ICE we want is water ice,” referring to a frozen delicacy popular in the Mid-Atlantic Region.Marchers chanted “Undocumented! Unafraid!” “No papers! No fear!” and other slogans in Spanish and English as they walked down Ninth Street, up Lombard and then down 13th Street through the “Gayborhood,” where participants wearing “Soy Queer [email protected]” shirts led the chant “Out of the closet! Into the streets!”  The march ended at City Hall, where a short rally was held.The next day, in a strong show of Black and Brown solidarity, a migrant contingent carried a “Dismantle ICE” banner in protests led by two coalitions: “Black DNC Resistance against Police Terror and State Repression” and “Shut Down the DNC.”  Fernando Lopez spoke at a City Hall rally from the back of a pickup truck, leading the crowd in chanting, “Dismantle ICE! Defund the police!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Farm Groups Endorse Agriculture Secretary Nominee Perdue

first_img More than 650 agriculture organizations have endorsed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a letter to House and Senate agriculture leaders last week, 669 agricultural organizations endorsed Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary. A Trump transition team official says the letter was written on behalf of “farmers, ranchers…and all other segments of the agriculture community.” The letter urged Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, a Republican from Kansas, to hold a prompt hearing to move Sonny Perdue’s nomination to the full Senate for a vote. Highlighting Perdue’s personal and professional life in the letter, the groups agreed that he is “imminently qualified” to lead USDA. Perdue, a former Republican governor of Georgia, said he was “honored that so many organizations came together to support” his nomination.Perdue has also received the endorsement of former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Farm Groups Endorse Agriculture Secretary Nominee Perdue Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 6, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Groups Endorse Agriculture Secretary Nominee Perdue SHARE SHARE Previous articleGMO Labeling in Trouble AgainNext articleBeginning Farmers Learning to be Better Financial Managers Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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