ROYAL Dutch Shell disappointed markets yesterday despite posting fourth-quarter earnings of $5.7bn (£3.5bn).The firm made $18.6bn during 2010, an increase of 90 per cent on last year when the effects of inventory changes are stripped out. But Shell’s UK-listed shares closed down three per cent to £22 in trading yesterday, with analysts expressing concern over continued weakness in the refining business, where several major facilities have been down for long periods during the last two years. “Refining conditions…do remain overall very difficult,” said Shell’s chief financial officer Simon Henry. It plans to sell off several refineries this year.In the firm’s upstream business, Shell lost $260m after drilling was halted in the Gulf of Mexico last April, including a $70m charge “for the cost of the idled rigs, to keep those rigs warm, ready to drill”, according to Henry. Shell’s overall oil production in the last quarter of 2010 stood at 3.5m barrels of oil equivalent per day, up five per cent on a year ago. Shell aims to raise its oil and gas production by 11 per cent in the three years to 2012, including new drilling projects in the Gulf. The firm is set to spend $27bn on fresh exploration this year – slightly higher than last year’s expenditure. However, its plans to drill offshore in Alaska have been put on hold for this year, Henry told reporters yesterday, as the firm has not yet been granted an environmental permit. Refinery fears overshadow Shell’s results KCS-content Thursday 3 February 2011 8:20 pm Share whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndo
Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2002 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange read more
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2007 prospectus For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) 2007 prospectus Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange read more
Are these the best UK shares to buy now? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I often wonder what other people think are the best UK shares to buy right now. So I’ve been casting around to see what folks like the look of at the moment, and it brings up some common themes.BP figures high in many lists. Investors once saw BP as a top long-term dividend payer. Through all sorts of crises, the dividend didn’t flinch. But the 2020 oil price crash, after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down so much business, was too much. BP slashed its dividend by 35%.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…The shares fell heavily, and we’ve seen little sign of recovery. We’re looking at a 43% loss over the past two years, a period in which the FTSE 100 dropped just 2.5%. BP did choose to announce its net-zero plans during the 2020 crash, and that’s awakened investors to what a post-carbon BP might look like. Is it one of the best UK shares to buy now? It might be, but I also rate it as very risky — something I would never have said about it five years ago.All set for recovery?Rolls-Royce figures in a lot of lists. We’re looking at an even worse performance from Rolls than from BP. The Rolls-Royce share price is down 66% over the past two years. And, like BP, it’s not all due to the pandemic. No, Rolls’ shares were in a decline from the middle of 2018.The grounding of the world’s aeroplane fleets is the big problem now. It means greatly reduced maintenance demand, and a big hit to Rolls-Royce’s income. But there’s surely a good company behind the current troubles, and it must be on for a good recovery, mustn’t it? The thing keeping it off my personal best UK shares list is the risk of Rolls running short of cash and having to hit up the markets again.Always among my best UK shares?I’m seeing a few analysts tipping housebuilder shares for 2021 and beyond. Specifically, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments are getting the nod, and I like both. Both were climbing before the pandemic arrived, but both were hit hard. Yet after recoveries, Taylor Wimpey is about level over two years, with Barratt up 32%. I own Persimmon, which has done even better with a 55% gain.The risk here is that we really have no idea what our post-Brexit housing market will look like. Yes, remember Brexit, that big bad thing that was overshadowed by the bigger badder thing called Covid? Still, I reckon our chronic housing shortage puts housebuilders among my best UK shares for the long haul. They can be volatile in the short term, mind.One possibility, one bargepoleCineworld and Argo Blockchain are attracting attention too. Cineworld has finally opened its doors again to paying customers after a lengthy shutdown. I see a possible recovery, but I’ll want to see how things go before I decide whether I might want to buy. And as for Argo, it might fly, it might crash. But no cryptocurrency company is ever going to make it onto my list of the best UK shares. 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TAGSDisneyDisney PlusNovember 2020 Previous articleBREAKING NEWS: Baron, Velazquez heading to runoffNext articleHow to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely travel for the holidays Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Here is everything coming to Disney+ in November 2020. Great entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.November 6Disney Goldie & Bear (s1)Disney Goldie & Bear (s2)Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Fancy it Yourself (s1)Disney’s A Christmas CarolMr. MagooThe Mandalorian Episode 202 – “Chapter 10”Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 107 – “The Big Egg Switcheroo”The Right Stuff Episode 106 – “VOSTOK”Weird But True Season Finale Episode 313 – “Camping”One Day at Disney Episode 149 – “Leslie Evans: Senior R&D Imagineer”November 13Petra: City of RichesUltimate Viking SwordThe Mandalorian Episode 203 – “Chapter 11”Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Season Finale Episode 108 – “Baby Gorilla Grace”Inside Pixar PremiereThe Right Stuff Episode 107 – “Ziggurat”One Day at Disney Episode 150 – “Mark Gonzalez: Steam Train Engineer”November 17LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special PremiereWednesday,November 18The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Premiere (Mickey Mouse’s Birthday)“Supermarket Scramble”“Cheesewranglers”November 20Marvel’s 616 PremiereThe Real Right Stuff PremiereOne Day At Disney Episode 151 “Season Finale”November 27Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayThe Adventures of Yellow Dog: Far From HomeMarvel’s Spider-man: Maximum Venum (s3)Once Upon a Time in WonderlandParty Animals (s1)Alaska: Port ProtectionBlack Beauty PremiereThe Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse“House of Tomorrow”“Hard to Swallow”The Mandalorian Episode 205 “Chapter 13” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here read more
Photographs: Jan Ove Christensen and Peter Jørgensen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Denmark 2017 Projects TK-33 / Tegnestuen LOKALSave this projectSaveTK-33 / Tegnestuen LOKAL Architects: Tegnestuen LOKAL Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: Outline, &Shufl, Holse & Wibroe, KeyLite, KompromentSave this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Brick shingle house reduces emissions.When debating sustainable solutions and material choice in architecture, proponents of wooden architecture are often confronted with the notion that wood requires maintenance and is not as durable as other materials. Wooden architecture is associated with dilapidated wooden shacks and low-cost housing, and clients are often hesitant to consider wood when constructing contemporary houses in northern climates. The benefits of using wood as a structural component are, however, comprehensive. As the single-family house is still one of the most common residential typologies in Denmark, rethinking the tectonic assemblage of the house is an easy way of reducing emissions from the built environment nationally.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenFor our project TK-33, we have focused on identifying and replacing CO2-heavy elements of the typical Danish house and replaced them with more eco-friendly alternatives in a contemporary formal language that resonates with the existing qualities of the town and the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenIn the most common Danish single-family house, the load bearing structure is aerated concrete covered by a brick envelope and roof tiles. The concrete walls have a massive CO2-impact that has thus far been justified by durability and lifespan. The brick envelope also has a high impact due to its volume and challenges in reuse. According to some studies, the outer walls account for nearly 30% of the total emissions associated with construction of a typical house and it is among other elements this number that we aim to reduce with TK-33.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenBy replacing the load bearing concrete wall with a wooden frame and cladding it in a thin layer of durable brick shingling, the emissions from concrete are eliminated and the emissions from the brick cover is highly reduced as the thickness of the envelope is reduced to 13mm. In addition to reducing the volume of brick, the façade system is also C2C-certified allowing for a gradual or total reuse or replacement if certain shingles are damaged or entire sections need replacing. Because the envelope is so durable, maintaining the wooden structure is redundant and the lifespan is increased which minimizes the overall CO2-impact of the structure.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenThe house is built to accommodate a mature couple and is situated in the perimeter of a small town north of Copenhagen. The house integrates the natural vistas in the social spaces of the house surrounding the open kitchen, utilizing the room height to absorb the sky and the natural landscape. The house has a private and a social section, making the use of the house flexible and allowing for visitors and varied owners over time increasing the lifespan without the need for remodeling or extending. The house can be naturally ventilated and installations are pragmatically limited to the central core containing two bathrooms and a laundry room, lowering overall costs during construction.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenEliminating emissions during construction, allowing for flexibility in the use of the house and facilitating reuse of the entire envelope makes for a house and a building technique that could decrease the emissions from the single-family house industry in Denmark greatly.Save this picture!© Jan Ove Christensen and Peter JørgensenProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment Building in the Countryside / meier + associés architectesSelected ProjectsWhite Arkitekter’s Design for Nuuk’s Psychiatric Clinic Emphasizes Nature in Mental …Architecture News Share CopyHouses•Tikøb, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906288/tk-33-tegnestuen-lokal Clipboard TK-33 / Tegnestuen LOKAL Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906288/tk-33-tegnestuen-lokal Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTegnestuen LOKALOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTikøbDenmarkPublished on November 23, 2018Cite: “TK-33 / Tegnestuen LOKAL” 23 Nov 2018. 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ArchDaily Year: Photographs Argentina Projects SAB House / PSV ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveSAB House / PSV Arquitectura “COPY” Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959605/sab-house-psv-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina Area: 408 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePSV ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCordobaOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on April 06, 2021Cite: “SAB House / PSV Arquitectura” [Casa SAB / PSV Arquitectura] 06 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 29 January 2008 | News 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: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Foresters raise £200,000 for children’s hospices in the UK Foresters members and branches raised £200,000 for children’s hospices throughout the UK in 2007.Funds were raised through a variety of activities including, ‘Nun Runs’ where hundreds of runners gathered in Sheffield and Newcastle for a one-mile fun run dressed in nuns’ habits. Teams were invited to get wet, wild and wonderful at ‘It’s a Knockout’ events, and gather teams to take part in golf days. Family Fun days, open days and summer fetes were also held in hospice gardens across the UK.At the end of the year Foresters supported several ‘Light up a Life’ remembrance carol services and Festival Chorus Concerts.Steve Dilworth, Membership Director at Foresters, said: “Foresters have increased their fundraising in the community year-on-year; and in 2007 we helped to raise £29 million for charities throughout the UK, Canada and North America.”www.foresters.co.uk read more
Staff at travel company TUI UK & Ireland raised £1.25 million last year for charities. This was the most raised in one year by staff at the company, parent company of holiday brands Thomson and First Choice.2014 also marked 25 years of partnership with the Family Holiday Association, which benefited from the fundraising.Thomson AirwaysStaff at Thomson Airways raised funds by donating money from the sale of scratch cards and collecting customers’ loose change on return flights. Money raised was donated to Family Holiday Association, Born Free Foundation, and local charities.A percentage of sales on board of Thirsty Planet bottled water were also donated to the clean water charity Pump Aid.Thomson CruisesFundraising also took place aboard Thomson Cruises. For the first time last year, one of its cruise ships partnered with Sail4Cancer, a charity that provides water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 February 2015 | News Thomson & First ChoiceStaff in the 650 Thomson shops in the UK raised funds through events and collecting donations from the public. These were donated to the Family Holiday Association and also Cancer Research UK, Stroke Association and Breast Cancer Care.Staff at holiday destinations also took part in charity events all over the world, including sponsored walks, skydives and a fortnightly ‘Splashathon’. These raised funds for the Family Holiday Association, NSPCC, Tommy’s and local charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis TUI UK & Ireland raises £1.25m for Family Holiday Association Tagged with: corporate 31 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. read more
Durban, South Africa – For U.S. labor activists, who have to contend with a conservative labor bureaucracy that at times promotes “partnership” with employers, the World Federation of Trade Unions’s emphasis on militancy, internationalism and “class-oriented” unionism was a breath of fresh air.The WFTU held its 17th Congress in Durban, South Africa, Oct. 5-8, drawing over 1,500 delegates and observers from 244 unions in 111 countries on five continents. The unions combined have 92 million members, an increase from 74 million at the 16th Congress held in 2011 in Athens. They were attracted by the theme of struggle “for the attainment of contemporary workers’ needs against poverty and wars generated by capitalist barbarity.”Some 17,000 people from all over the world watched the congress on the internet.While Europe was well represented and over 20 observers came from the U.S., the majority of voices were from workers of the “global South” — Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.Keynote speakers included WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos, Congress of South African Trade Unions President Sidumo Dlamini, South African President Jacob Zuma and South African Communist Party General Secretary Blade Nzamande.COSATU, Zuma’s African National Congress and the SACP together represent the Tripartite Alliance that was forged during the long struggle to defeat racist apartheid. The speakers were proud of the decision to hold the Congress — the first on the African continent — in Durban. Dlamini explained that the unions in South Africa “are still struggling to correct the imbalances of the present,” such as the “unforgivable” contrast between CEO salaries and workers’ wages. Zuma pointed out that “in 1962 WFTU was already in the trenches with us.”Union leaders from almost every country in attendance took the floor. One after another expressed how honored they were to be gathering in the heroic land of South Africa. A recurring theme was the need for class-struggle unionism. From the U.S. delegation, Cherrene Horazuk cited the Harvard cafeteria strikers and striking Allina nurses as rare positive examples of class-struggle unionism in the U.S.Capitalism condemnedSpeaker after speaker openly condemned capitalism, privatization and other neoliberal economic schemes, including attacks on pensions and on public workers. They also condemned imperialist wars against Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq; the proliferation of precarious work; Islamophobia and xenophobia; the Israeli occupation of Palestine; the imprisonment of Huber Ballesteros, Oscar Lopez Rivera and other political prisoners; the absolute impoverishment of over 500 million people, the majority in Africa; climate change; attacks on labor rights; theft of water resources; the oppression of women; deaths due to unsafe work; rising unemployment; the right-wing coup in Brazil; and other world problems created by capitalism.“Only revolution can put an end to this,” said a German delegate. A female delegate from Cameroon attacked “the capitalist system that is killing us.” An Egyptian speaker said, “The struggle should be against capitalism.” As a leader of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) put it: “The whole world runs because of workers. Why should those who produce food go hungry, who produce clothes go clothesless, who produce medicine not get health care? Capitalism should be demolished.”On the road toward demolishing capitalism, “Class-oriented trade unionism is an absolute necessity,” said Nzamande on the final day of the congress.Giving the closing speech, Mavrikos said, “We have to uplift the content and the forms of our struggle with the direct aim of the emancipation of the working class from the capitalist exploitation.”The congress re-elected Mavrikos as General Secretary and Mzwandile Makwayiba, president of South Africa’s National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union, as President. The international governing body expanded the number of African representatives from eight to 12; all but eight members are from the global South. This reflects the worldwide changes in the character of the working class — the transfer of work to low-wage countries while the wealth being produced flows back to the capitalists in the imperialist powers.COSATU and WFTU joined in a long, spirited march on Oct. 8 to the Curries Fountain Stadium where COSATU was founded. Freedom songs from the anti-apartheid struggle blared from COSATU sound trucks. Brazilians chanted “Fora Temer” — Temer Out. (Temer is Brazil’s current president, placed in office by an illegitimate “parliamentary coup.”) AITUC led chants of “Down, down capitalism; up, up socialism.” A short rally followed the march.The WFTU Congress was a huge step forward for the world labor movement, one that will help make real the slogan “Workers and oppressed peoples of the world unite.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more