Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Indeed, after crashing during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/09, London house prices have easily exceeded previous peaks.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…As house prices soared and crashed last time, so did the values of commercial properties like offices, retail outlets and warehouses. And as with all crises, the strongest emerged as winners, while the weakest went bust.Today too, as weaker landlords struggle with plunging retail values, high debt levels and weak balance sheets, I reckon that one particular property share with a strong track record could emerge supreme.The best property share in the FTSE 250?Billionaire Warren Buffett says “it’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” You get what you pay for – and dipping too enthusiastically into Mr Market’s bargain bucket might mean pulling out a dog. Conversely, buying into first-class businesses is rarely wrong, even when the shares trade at premium prices.I consider Great Portland Estates (LSE: GPOR) to be a first-class property share. Imagine the opposite of much-maligned office-rental firm WeWork and you have FTSE 250 member in a nutshell.As the Coronavirus crisis ravages global markets, the London office market is in meltdown. But while its rivals struggle, GPOR has a fortress balance sheet, low borrowings, cash in hand and unused credit lines.This property share is a serial winnerIn the previous property crash, Great Portland aggressively bought London offices from distressed landlords and lenders. Three-fifths (60%) of its current estate was bought in 2009-14, when prices weakened and then rebounded.Facing similar conditions, it’s poised to take advantage by snapping up prime London sites to add to its £2.5bn, largely West End-based, portfolio. Indeed, its CEO recently remarked that “I see no reason why we won’t [buy prime properties on the cheap] again.”What’s incredible is how lowly geared the property share is: loans outstanding amount to around 14% of its estate’s value. I was so amazed at this ratio that I verified it at several sources. Thus 86% of GPOR’s estate is mortgage-free. That’s astonishing to me.Furthermore, the company has £111m of ready cash and untapped credit lines totalling £300m. 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24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2006 | News BBC Children in Need’s campaign this year is using the new PayPal Mobile Payments service to handle donations by mobile phone. The campaign includes a chance to win a new Porsche Boxter S by simply texting a penny donation to the charity.PayPal Mobile allows PayPal users to make payments and donations via their mobile phones. To send money by text users need first to activate their phone and link it to their online PayPal account.Once activated users can make payments or donations. They can text a penny donation to enter the ‘Porsche for a Penny’ competition, and they can also make a donation to BBC Children in Need by texting ‘Pudsey’ followed by their gift amount to 64483 ‘Pudsey 1’ would trigger a £1 donation. Advertisement Mobile donations generate an email receipt to the user’s account. The charity can also customise the thank you message and offer further options such as making a Gift Aid declaration or making regular payments.PayPal Mobile’s Text 2 Give services are also being used by Oxfam this year in its OxfamUnwrapped catalogue.“There are many other applications for charities,” Roy C. Vella, Head of Mobile Payments at PayPal Europe Ltd, told UK Fundraising. “Charity shops can sell 24 hours a day if the charity features PayPal Mobile short codes in its windows. Supporters at charity events can give instantly. Street posters, TV and radio ads can also ask for text donations.”He encourages charities to start thinking about adding space on their current marketing and fundraising materials to include a short code and a call to give by phone. 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 Tagged with: Digital Pudsey fundraises with PayPal Mobile’s Text 2 Give
PhiladelphiaHydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” is the process of forcing chemical-laden water into underground shale formations in order to extract natural gas and oil. This practice escalated in the early 2000s.When communities negatively impacted by fracking protested, the energy industry launched massive advertising campaigns promoting natural gas obtained by this process as the “cleaner energy” and touted its safety. Industry executives ridiculously labeled it “green” technology.An overturned truck carrying brine near Coolville, Ohio 2017.The energy companies based their arguments on comparisons with coal and nuclear power. They dismissed scientists’ concerns that the methane gas released by fracking was a more harmful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide linked to global warming. The drillers claimed well water contamination was “naturally occurring.”Despite voices cautioning that this was another fraudulent, but lucrative, scheme, the global development of “unconventional” fossil fuel drilling fueled a frenzy on Wall Street by 2014. At the time, Washington’s ban on exporting gas and oil from the U.S. caused many industry analysts to question whether domestic sales of fracked oil and gas brought in sufficient earnings to offset the cost of securing land leases and paying for fracking.The Obama administration saved the industry by reversing some prohibitions against exporting U.S. gas and oil. Suddenly there was a rush to create pipelines and facilities to accommodate export abroad, which reaps higher earnings than domestic profits.By 2016, fracking was used in two-thirds of all new wells, reported the Energy Information Administration. There were 1 million active oil or natural gas wells across 33 states.The Trump administration enabled the energy industry to expand the use of fracking by lifting export restrictions. The result was a 300 percent increase in drilling permits. Trump’s rollback of environmental protections directly benefited this industry, already seriously under-regulated.By 2017, U.S. oil production from fracking grew to around 9.6 million barrels a day — nearly double that of a decade earlier. Hydraulic fracturing enabled the U.S. to become the largest oil and gas producer in the world, with natural gas production increasing by 70 percent from 2005 to 2018. However, greenhouse gas emissions also rose, increasing 13 percent in just two years from 2016 to 2018.A trillion gallons of wastewater a yearThe fracking process involves the use of 2 million to 8 million gallons of water per well, depending on the rock formation. The water is mixed with chemicals that are often toxic, even carcinogenic. Companies frequently refuse to disclose the contents of these chemicals, claiming they are “trade secrets.”As the natural gas flows to the surface, it brings wastewater with it, which contains salts and chemicals — and also, radioactive materials that occur naturally in underground formations. Labeled “brine” by the industry, this wastewater often contains high levels of the chemical element radium.Fracking produces nearly 1 trillion gallons of toxic wastewater each year. In January, Rolling Stone magazine reported on an investigation showing that this toxic liquid is making workers sick and is spreading contamination across the U.S.Among workers most affected are truck drivers paid to haul away the brine. Often unknowingly, these tanker-truck drivers carry “hot loads” that average around 9,300 picocuries of radium per liter and can run as high as 28,500 picocuries.Radium, which is abundant in brine, is so dangerous it is subject to tight restrictions, even at hazardous-waste sites. Because radium contains the carcinogens radium-226 and radium-228, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires industrial discharge to remain below 60 picocuries per liter of each.The documentary film “Gaslands,” directed by environmentalist Josh Fox and released in 2010, focuses on fracking’s impact in several states. It explains that one fracking injection will yield 200 to 300 tanker trucks of toxic, radioactive waste. Each industrial well site contains dozens of surface pads which each contain 20 or more wells. Fracking at only one well site may require 38,400 to 172,800 tanker-truck trips over its lifespan.Drivers are rarely given protective clothing, and tanker spills are common. The Department of Transportation requires that trucks carrying radioactive materials be clearly designated with placards containing a radioactivity symbol. However, the industry flouts this regulation, as warning signs are rarely displayed on trucks hauling brine.Energy industry labels toxic brine ‘safe’Claiming that brine is “completely safe,” energy companies have concocted many methods to dispose of this dangerous, deadly mix.One common practice in Pennsylvania was to dump the brine directly into nearby rivers until it was exposed when wastewater filtration centers near Philadelphia and Pittsburgh reported extensive corrosion in their systems’ pipes. Then it was banned.Another increasingly common disposal method is to pump millions of gallons of brine deep into injection wells. It has been proven that this practice can trigger damaging earthquakes in areas near wells.Perhaps the most insidious industry practice has been to offer free brine to states and rural townships for use along highways as a winter de-icer and for dust control on unpaved roads. This way to “dispose” of brine deposits high radioactivity in the soil where it will stay forever, endangering nearby communities. Yet, this practice is legal in 13 states!Consumers who buy a turquoise jug of liquid de-icer AquaSalina at their local hardware store can spread brine with radium levels of roughly 2,500 picocuries per liter on their patio, sidewalk or driveway. The industry has knowingly designated this commercial disposal of carcinogenic brine as “beneficial use.” This bottled radioactive waste is even labeled “safe for environment and pets”!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
May 31, 2021 Find out more US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en Two journalists and writers Kyaw San (pen name Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min have been released after seven years and three months in prison, both of them in a very weakened state. They were due for release in December 2003, but for unknown reasons served an extra three months.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) and the Burma Media Association (BMA) noted their release on 1 March but strongly regretted that these two journalists had to serve their entire sentence for having simply expressed their opinions.The two organisations repeated their demand for the release of 13 journalists who are still behind bars, in particular Win Tin who will spend his 74th birthday in prison on 12 March.Despite his fragile state of health, the Burmese authorities have shown no compassion towards Win Tin, journalist and member of the National League for Democracy, who will spend his birthday at Insein Jail after already spending 14 years in prison, the international press freedom organisations said.Five prisoners of opinion, including Kyaw San (Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min, were released on 1 March 2004, on the eve of the arrival in Burma of the UN Secretary General’s special envoy Ismail Razali.The two journalists have been able to return to their families. Aung Zin Min lives in Rangoon and Cho Seint has gone to his sister’s home in Taungoo, north of Rangoon.Members of the military secret services (MIS) arrested both of them during student demonstrations in 1996. They were sentenced to seven years in prison under Article 5 (j) of the 1950 emergency law for having written in support of the demonstrations in articles carried by opposition publicationsKyaw San, a poet and journalist with the private cultural magazine Style-thit (New Style), had been detained in the Tharrawaddy prison (100 kilometres in the north of Rangoon). During his questioning, which took place during the beginning of the year 1997, Kyaw San was tortured. He was beaten on the head and is partially deaf as a result of this. This period of questioning, which lasted several weeks, weakened him physically and psychologically. He is the grandson of Thakin Kotaw Hmime, one of the fathers of independence with general Aung San. His family has been deprived of resources since 1962 by the military junta. Since 1997, he has received few outside visits and assistance. “Two visits in two years,” according to one of former cellmate. He doesn’t get the medicine he needs to treat the diarrhoea and stomach problems he suffers from; his family is very poor. According to one of his former cellmates, he never lost his fighting spirit, and participated, in June 1998, in a hunger strike to obtain more water and the opening of cell doors during the day. The prisoners obtained their demands.Aung Zin Min was a state employee (accountant) and a writer with Style-thit magazine. Aung Zin Min had been transferred to Thayet prison in 2001. The military tribunal had accused Aung Zin Min of belonging to the banned Burmese Communist Party. According to the journalist’s family, he was never a militant of this party.The two organisations stressed that they oppose any lifting of political or economic sanctions against the Burmese government until all political prisoners are released and press censorship ends. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Journalists and writers Kyaw San (pen name Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min have been released after seven years and three months in prison, both in a very weakened state. Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have called for the immediate release of the prominent journalist Win Tin, in prison for 14 years despite his age and his fragile state of health. Organisation News Follow the news on Myanmar News May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further Receive email alerts March 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists released at the end of their sentences May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News
January 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry News Organisation Three journalists with Canada’s state-owned CBC TV, who set off from Toronto today to cover a dispute between indigenous groups and Canadian and other international mining companies in Panama, fear that they may not be allowed into the country because a CBC fixer who was supposed to prepare their visit was denied entry 10 days ago.The three CBC journalists – Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess and Paul Seeler – are on a flight that is due to land in Panama City at 10:15 pm.When CBC fixer Rosie Simms arrived in Panama City on 20 January, the Panamanian immigration authorities cited an unspecified “problem” with her passport as grounds for refusing her entry although she presented a perfectly valid passport that does not expire until 2015. They held her for four hours at the airport before putting her on a flight to the United States.“We are concerned that she was targeted because she had been in touch with some of the anti-mining communities in the country, and even more concerned that we will be met with the same fate when we arrive,” Fung told Reporters Without Borders.“What happened to Simms is reminiscent of what befell Paco Gómez Nadal and Pilar Chato, two Spanish freelance journalists affiliated to the NGO Human Rights Everywhere, who were deported last February, 48 hours after being arrested during a major protest by indigenous groups against various mining projects.“That outrageous violation of freedom of information must not be repeated. The tension arising from the controversy about mining cannot be used to justify any censorship whatsoever. This is a subject of public interest and not just in Panama. The international press must be able to cover this. We therefore demand that the three Canadian journalists be allowed into Panama.”The Canadian TV crew’s visit coincides with a resumption of parliamentary debates about mining legislation, including mining in territory that has been assigned to indigenous communities and is therefore supposed to be protected.A project by Toronto-based Inmet Mining was thwarted last October when a Panamanian court ruled in favour of Ngöbe Buglé, one of the indigenous “comarcas” that has been opposing mining by foreign companies in their territory.If the CBC crew is denied entry today, it will confirm the negative trend in Panama as regards respect for freedom of information. Panama has fallen more than 30 places in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: La Estrella PanamaAmericas Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption December 9, 2016 Find out more News News RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama News RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts November 22, 2011 Find out more December 7, 2016 Find out more PanamaAmericas Radio station owned murdered during media campaign against violence Follow the news on Panama
WhatsApp Google+ Hundreds of people took part in a clean-up operation across Inishowen on Saturday.The Peninsula’s seven Councillors came up with the idea a number of weeks ago with the public, sport clubs, community groups and residents associations asked to take part.The Mayor of Buncrana says they were overwhelmed with the level of support for the clean-up, Michael Grant is now appealing to the public not to litter:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mic6pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – April 17, 2011 Hundreds take part in Inishowen clean-up Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Previous articleBusy weekend for Donegal Mountain RescueNext articleRugby – Letterkenny lift Gordon West Cup News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Two forensic psychiatrists agreed that Julian Cuddihy was having a psychotic episode when he killed his parents Kathleen and James Snr.In the lead up to the killings, he was refusing to eat because he was convinced his mother was trying to poison him.He couldn’t sleep because he was worried people were stealing his thoughts and he was convinced the IRA was trying to recruit him.His family were concerned, and tragically his father James Snr cancelled an appointment with local mental health services just six days beforehand.On the night of the killings, he said he could hear his mother’s voice in his head asking him to take their lives so they could go to heaven.The jury returned with the special verdict of NOT guilty by reason of insanity after deliberating for less than an hour.He’ll now undergo further assessment before the court decides on the best course of action for him later this month. Cuddihy not guilty of murdering his parents by reason of insanity Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Julian Cuddihy has been found NOT guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his parents at their home in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal in October 2014.Mr. Cuddihy believed he was carrying out his mother’s wish to go to heaven when he attacked her and his father with an axe. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – June 9, 2016 Google+ Previous articleThomas Corrigan says Fermanagh respect Donegal but don’t fear themNext articleTony Blair and John Major in Derry today campaigning for remain camp in EU referendum admin WhatsApp Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
Harps come back to win in Waterford Efforts to secure support for Mica affected homeowners WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInquiry sought into closure of Donegal Animal HospitalNext articleHSE recruitment freeze hits number of Mental Health staff News Highland Google+ By News Highland – August 31, 2019 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook Efforts are said to be ongoing with a number of banking representatives in Donegal in an effort to secure support for Mica affected homeowners trying to raise the required 10% contribution for the Mica redress scheme.Under the scheme, 10% of cost repairs to affected homes is to be paid by the homeowners themselves while the remaining 90% is to be paid by the Government.Joseph Morgan, Chair of the Mica Action Donegal Committee is encouraging homeowners affected by the defective block issue to come forward.He says homeowner engagement is paramount:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/morganweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter