Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Two accounting tricks you should be aware of

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Accounting is a tricky business. In the UK we have defined accounting policies. But in the US, there are Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP. In my opinion, accounting shouldn’t be generally accepted. It should be exact. The more discretion that is allowed in accounting, the more opportunity there is for the numbers to be cooked and fiddled with. 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…But no matter how exact the accounting laws are, there will always be industrious accountants searching for ways to hide things the company doesn’t want its shareholders to see. Here are two accounting tricks that you should be aware of. Channel stuffingChannel stuffing is the practice of sending retailers more product that the company believes its distribution channel can actually sell. The product is then booked to the profit and loss statement despite the inventory not even being properly sold, which is the “sell-through“. It could also be that the product is returned to the company, meaning adjustments need to be made to the P&L. Many companies will try to stuff their channels right before the end of their results period, in order to meet its targets. This is not too dissimilar to Tesco‘s accounting scandal in 2014. While there are no laws against channel stuffing, the procedure is frowned upon and many investors do not take it positively. There can be legitimate reasons for increasing inventory through the distribution channel if the company genuinely expects sales to be higher and wants its distributors to be prepared, but often the process has been abused by management fearful of taking hits to their execution remuneration, which may depend on certain targets being hit. Capitalising costs Another common trick used by corporate accountants is to convert costs that should go on the P&L into an asset on the balance sheet.For example, let’s say we own a restaurant, and we take in £100,000 of revenue in our first year. Our operational costs are £50,000, meaning we have gross profit of £50,000. However, we also had to spend £20,000 on furnishings and upgrading our restaurant. Usually, that £20,000 would come under capital expenditure, and so we would book it on the P&L or income statement. That would change our gross profit of £50,000 to £30,000 – after we’ve taken off the £20,000 in capital expenditure.But some companies might not put the £20,000 in costs through the P&L, but add the £20,000 in capital expenditure to the balance sheet as an ‘asset’. This has two effects:The real net profit can be misstated due to a real cost that has not been acknowledgedThe the company’s assets are inflated, which strengthens the balance sheet, despite the cost being a necessary part of doing businessBe aware of oil exploration and mining companies classing exploration or drilling fees as assets. They are not.By understanding how these two accounting tricks work, you’ll be better prepared and informed when making investment decisions.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Two accounting tricks you should be aware ofcenter_img Michael Taylor | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Views expressed 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. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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How I’d invest if I only had £1,000 right now

first_img 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. Roland Head | Saturday, 8th August, 2020 | More on: MRC 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. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d invest if I only had £1,000 right now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Roland Head 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. When you’re just starting to invest, it’s not easy to decide how to spend your cash. The good news is there are several simple and cheap options which I think will provide good results over many years. Here, I’m going to take a look at how I’d invest £1,000 today.Why the stock market?At the Fool, we believe stock market investments generally provide the best long-term results. As I’ll explain, even a relatively small amount of cash, such as £1,000, is enough to give you broad exposure to different types of business, plus a regular income.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…You can also keep stock market investments in a Stocks and Shares ISA, avoiding any future tax bills. That simply isn’t true with most other asset classes, such as property or gold.How to invest #1: buy shares directlyThe most obvious way to invest in the stock market is to buy shares in one or more companies. But with a budget of £1,000, I don’t think this is a good choice.To avoid losing too much in dealing charges, the absolute minimum I’d invest in a single stock is £500. On a budget of £1,000, that means a maximum portfolio of two stocks. In my view, this isn’t a good idea. It means that all your eggs are in one (or two) baskets.If something goes wrong, you could easily lose a quarter of your investment in one day. And even if the market rises, you may not be exposed to winning sectors.How to invest #2: buy an index trackerA more sensible choice would be buy an index tracker fund. These cheap, simple passive funds simply follow the performance of a major stock market index. My choice would be a FTSE 100 tracker fund.At current levels, this should provide a dividend yield of about 3.5%, even after this year’s widespread dividend cuts. Over time, I’d expect this payout to rise steadily. And, in my view, the index is quite attractively priced at around 6,000, so I’d also expect capital gains over time.However, that’s not actually how I’d invest £1,000 today. Let me explain what I’d really do.What I’d buy todayIf I was investing that sum today, I’d buy shares in an investment trust. These unfashionable vehicles are sometimes overlooked but, in my view, they’re a great tool for long-term investors.One particular attraction is that they’re allowed to hold back some of the income they generate each year. This can be used to ‘smooth’ out dividend payments in future years, protecting shareholders (you and me) from cuts.There are hundreds of trusts to choose from on the London market, but the one I’d buy today for a starter portfolio would probably be the Mercantile Investment Trust (LSE: MRC). Founded in 1884, this trust invests in mid-sized companies which the trust’s managers think will do well in the future.Mercantile’s strategy has worked well in recent years — shares in the trust have doubled over the last 10 years. The FTSE 100 has risen by just 10% over the same period.The Mercantile Investment Trust currently offers a dividend yield of around 3.4% and the shares trade at a discount of around 5% to their book value. I think that now could be a good time to buy. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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Hillside View / ARRCC

first_imgCopyHouses•South Africa Hillside View / ARRCCSave this projectSaveHillside View / ARRCC Projects South Africa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915841/hillside-view-arrcc Clipboard Save this picture!© Greg Cox+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Hillside View / ARRCC Year:  ArchDailycenter_img Houses CopyAbout this officeARRCCOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHouseResidential ArchitectureSouth AfricaPublished on April 29, 2019Cite: “Hillside View / ARRCC” [Residência Vista da Encosta / ARRCC] 29 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 Interior Designers: ARRCC Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915841/hillside-view-arrcc Clipboard 2017 Photographs:  Greg CoxSave this picture!© Greg CoxRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionText description provided by the architects. Tucked away in a leafy suburb in Cape Town stands a statement-making home – not only for the modern, glass-fronted architecture but more so for it’s vibrant interiors. For local design studio ARRCC, who executed the project, it was the homeowner’s affinity for colour – and a multitude of materials – that informed the creative journey. ‘By working with the homeowner’s wide and varied art collection we were able to create spaces that allow for a dynamic dialogue between the artworks and furnishings,’ says ARRCC director Mark Rielly. This is immediately apparent in the expansive, marbled entrance hall of this Jenny Mills Architecture-designed home, where the brightly coloured, geometric Emmemobili Arlequin C cabinet is complemented by a two-tone suede sofa, angular rug and organically shaped side table.Save this picture!© Greg CoxThe scene sets a welcome sense of repose that carries through to the rest of the home. ‘Materiality is just as much a feature in this area,’ says ARRCC designer Quintin Gilman, pointing to the architect’s vision for the staircase leading down to the basement level. ‘Crema Marfil marble, glass balustrades with brass cladding, and dark-stained timber all create unique textures in this stairwell,’ he says. On the staircase wall, laser-cut, coated-steel cladding was added and then back-lit for dramatic effect.Save this picture!© Greg CoxColour is the focus in the informal lounge, where a marine-blue rug grounds the layout, while teal cushions and green ceramic side tables by Paola Navone for Baxter continuing the aquamarine theme. Chevron-patterned Missoni fabric in sorbet hues covers two ottomans, breaking the blocks of colour and adding a touch of playfulness to this family room and, upping the ante even further, a custom-designed DJ booth in dark and light grey tones means music is always part of the living experience. Around the fireplace, the Gloob armchair and Lean on Me standing lamp by designer Adam Court of bespoke furniture studio OKHA adds to the juxtaposition of forms, their whiteness tossing an element of cool crispness into the friendly interior. Colourful balloon-like glass vases from OKHA’s curated accessories collection further embrace the elegant play of colourful form.Save this picture!© Greg CoxSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Greg CoxThe adjacent dining room is pared back by comparison, allowing materials – and showstopper paintings – to be the main attraction. An ebonised French oak table and brass-edged black leather dining chairs by Henge are presided over by the driftwood-shaped Tape Light, also by Henge. Wood panelling on the walls adds to the deep familiar feel within this mealtime gathering spot. The kitchen, which links to the dining area via sliding pocket timber doors, is characterised by a granite-and-wood counter and a selection of OKHA barstools, including the Faye, Frank and Neo, made of steel, wood and leather, and customised in tan and grey tones to suit the kitchen’s neutral palette. The covered terrace overlooking the lawn-lined swimming pool becomes a natural extension of the entertainment area.Save this picture!© Greg CoxIts fireplace, barbecue and pizza oven make for effortless alfresco sessions, enjoyed under the dappled sunlight that passes through the slatted timber roof. The cool grey of the concrete floor slabs has been heightened using concrete and natural-stone panel blocks fitted onto the darker charcoal-coloured feature wall. Evenings are presented in an ambient glow, with some of these sand-blasted travertines and pre-cast concrete features backlit, creating a subtly moody effect. This textured aesthetic manifests in the plaited armchairs too, with their weaving patterns relating to the spiralling forms found on the dyed cerise, turquoise and grey cushions dotted around this space. Creating a transition point between this area and the circular six-seater outdoor dining table, a suspended sofa swings gently in the breeze – a reminder that this is a home to be enjoyed.Save this picture!© Greg CoxOn days that call for indoor hibernation, the family cinema on the basement level beckons. Fitted with a profusion of comfy grey recliners, sofas and daybeds, it invites full-day movie fests. The cigar room cum wine cellar is equally enticing, its barrel-vaulted ceiling, with board-formed concrete finish, amplifying the cocooning, otherworldly feeling of the space.Save this picture!© Greg CoxThe Stix coffee table by OKHA is an extension of the barrel ceiling in form and material and has its round shape mimicked in the circular rug, creating a focal point under the arched overhead hang. While artificial lighting sets the mood in these two rooms, it is sunlight that brings the formal lounge on the ground floor to life. Here, a predominantly white interior is highlighted by an ivory-toned Flex Form L- shaped sofa and paired with OKHA’s signature Curator sofa. A contemporary take on a chaise longue, the Curator sofa’s geometric curves lead the eye to a striking blue rug and up to the trippy artworks by shape-master artist Andrzej Urbanski of Everard Read gallery, which pick up on the colours viewed through the glass sliding-door façade, incorporating the sky and garden into the room’s visual language.Save this picture!© Greg CoxUpstairs, the bedrooms are an exercise in high-energy decorating, as per the homeowner’s brief. ‘The children’s bedrooms feature bold primary colours and paint-splashed walls, with playful elements such as hammocks and bucket stools adding youthful freshness,’ says ARRCC designer Sarika Jacobs. More grown up, yet equally charming, the main guest bedroom continues the home’s pattern play through its Graffito wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler and custom-designed rug, which create imaginative shapes through their free-flow lines. OKHA’s geometric Rayon table lamps in stainless steel elegantly flank the bed. A private working space furnished with John Vogel’s Time Stood Still writing desk for Southern Guild and green-blue polycarbonate Ella swivel chair by EDRA overlook the balcony and garden beyond, while the en-suite bathroom also enjoys this panorama, its wall-length mirror reflecting the mountainside sunlight.Save this picture!© Greg CoxProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa Puebla / rdlp arquitectosSelected ProjectsQueen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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House in Itu / Grupo SP

first_img Projects ArchDaily Houses House in Itu / Grupo SPSave this projectSaveHouse in Itu / Grupo SPSave this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 51Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs House in Itu / Grupo SP CopyHouses•Brazil Photographs:  Nelson Kon, André Scarpa, Manuel Sá Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Grupo SP Area Area of this architecture project Area:  775 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926817/house-in-itu-grupo-sp Clipboard 2018 Design Team:Alexandre Mendes, Bruno Satin, Gabriela Villas-Bôas, Micaela Vendrasco, Ricardo Fróes, Paola OrnaghiEngineering:Benedictis Engenharia Landscape:Tomás RebolloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. A special program: a weekend residence for a family in an extensive area, set to become the main home in the medium term, defines the concept adopted for this project. The house is organized by a longitudinal circulation block that defines its settling on the plot: a 3 meters wide by 45 meters long concrete structure working as a beam. This volume, closed to the street and open to the site, houses the service areas and a gently sloped ramp, linking spaces at the mid-levels that accommodate the house to the ground slope.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonThese different plans are organized into two blocks – bedrooms and living – that, added to the longitudinal block, define a central void, opened to the landscape, where both meeting and living activities converge. The presence of water brings life to this central square: a pool with concrete walls and the same flooring as the exterior areas, as an extension of the living floor. Located in a closed, non-urban neighborhood, characterized by extensive lots and remote houses, this block layout creates a kind of inner neighborhood, where it is possible to see and be seen, appeasing the feeling of solitude and isolation typical of these neighborhoods.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nelson KonThe concrete structure is organized and shaped according to the main characteristic of each block. In the volume containing the bedrooms, structural walls enclose the spaces that are by necessity more private, while in the living block, two slabs supported by alternating pillars and steel rods define a space almost entirely open the surrounding landscape. The structure of the longitudinal block admits a mixed solution: steel ramps hanged and fixed to the concrete beam that is, in the end, the main facade of the house. From the street, hardly any house at all. The house is the void and the void is like the house.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessCity of the Future Shares Thoughts on Retail and Vibrant StreetsArchitecture NewsOMA / Iyad Alsaka and Reinier De Graaf Uncover Conceptual Design for their First Pro…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926817/house-in-itu-grupo-sp Clipboard “COPY” Brazil Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Arteal, Deca, Giamix, Santa Clara, Scaravelli e Savioli, Securit Alvaro Puntoni, João Sodré CopyAbout this officeGrupo SPOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItuOn FacebookBrazilPublished on October 22, 2019Cite: “House in Itu / Grupo SP” [Casa em Itu / Grupo SP] 22 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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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National Marine Aquarium campaign asks people to say #CheerstotheOcean

first_img Melanie May | 15 August 2018 | News We’ve joined forces with @ghd. Help us raise money by sharing a pout and @ghd will donate £1 for every pouting selfie! ?HOW TO TAKE PART1. Share your pout on Instagram ?2. Use hashtag #KissThisCancer3. Mention @ghdhair and @breastcancernow pic.twitter.com/hR67ehhSKu— Breast Cancer Now (@breastcancernow) August 13, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Please retweet our campaign film with the hashtag #KidsWalkTall and we’ll donate £1 to @standupfdn anti-bullying charity. T&Cs >> https://t.co/QrBUVoRVhX #antibullying #charity #startrite #standupagainstbullying pic.twitter.com/iW5ScpKeEJ— Start-Rite Shoes (@StartRiteShoes) August 6, 2018  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Fundraising ideas social media For each BE Wild! den photo posted with the #BEaDenHero hashtag, we’ll donate 50p to Save The Children charity. Join us, get involved and have fun! pic.twitter.com/05sB2Dh6Uf— Beyond Escapes (@BeyondEscapesUK) August 5, 2018 The NMA is aiming to raise £5,000 over the next few months through the campaign.Nicola Bridge, Head of Discovery and Learning at the National Marine Aquarium, said:“As a marine conservation education charity, we rely on visitor funds and donations to continue our mission to connect people with our oceans. The funds raised from the Friends of Glass campaign will help us to continue our vital work with students and teachers to help them understand the importance of the oceans. There is no denying that we must work together as individuals and communities to ensure that our oceans become healthier for the benefit and enjoyment of all.4 more corporate partnerships currently raising funds with hashtags  125 total views,  1 views today Have you spotted Feathers Mcgraw. For every tweet tagging Ashfords and including a picture of our Feathers Macaw statue (at the Victoria Rooms) & our campaign hashtag we will donate 50p to charity #FindFeathers #Bristol #GU2 #Charity pic.twitter.com/S8pxncGdXs— Ashfords LLP (@Ashfords_Law) August 13, 2018 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The National Marine Aquarium has partnered with British Glass in a social media campaign aimed at raising funds to help it continue its marine conservation programmes.The #CheerstotheOcean campaign invites people to make a toast to the health of the Oceans by posting a selfie or photo on social media with the hashtag. Running in partnership with British Glass, the UK representatives of Friends of Glass, the campaign will see Friends of Glass donate £1 to the National Marine Aquarium (NMA) for every #CheerstotheOcean entry received. £800 worth of vouchers is also being made available from Responsible Travel for the best submissions.We decided to take a stand against marine pollution. Join us and raise a glass to the sea using #CheersToTheOcean! pic.twitter.com/odZKtOkAGp— Friends of Glass (@FriendsofGlass) August 8, 2018 Advertisement National Marine Aquarium campaign asks people to say #CheerstotheOceanlast_img read more

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Chicago & Philadelphia teachers — same struggle, same fight

first_imgPhoto: Bertolain ElyseeThe message “Chicago & Philadelphia teachers – same struggle, same fight” was featured on one of the signs being waved at passing Philadelphia rush-hour traffic on Sept. 14 as part of a rally by more than 50 labor activists in solidarity with striking Chicago teachers. The sounds of cars honking, yells of support, and passersby who stopped and talked revealed that many people realize what is at stake — not only in Chicago, but for students and communities all over the U.S.As in many other cities, the Chicago school system’s policies look a lot like this city’s deficit-ridden school district plans: closed schools, teacher and staff layoffs, and cuts in programs and services while turning over scarce resources to for-profit charter school organizations.The “Windy City” school board’s demands against the Chicago Teachers Union also mirror Philadelphia School Board proposals for a longer school day, for teacher evaluations that rely significantly on students’ standardized test scores and for rolling back job-security protections.Impressed by the CTU’s ability to organize not only teachers but also parents and communities into one united front, many rally participants discussed how to bring the CTU’s tactics, strategy and spirit to Philadelphia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Public consultation begins next week for development of Malin Head

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Public consultation begins next week for development of Malin Head RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ By admin – February 11, 2017 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Facebook A public consultation opens next Thursday on the future development of Malin Head.Tenders are already out for stage two which involves road widening works, car parking expansions and the building of toilet facilities at the popular tourist spot.The public consultation is for stage three to further enhance the area for tourists and locals.There has been some opposition locally to the work but Councillor Martin McDermott says it is very positive for the area:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/martinmcd.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleConor Gibbons to get first Donegal start as Neil McGee returnsNext articleAdopt a Monument Scheme open for nominations admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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‘What Kind Of Petition Is This’: SC Dismisses Plea For Free Services From TV Channels, Streaming Apps During Lockdown

first_imgTop Stories’What Kind Of Petition Is This’: SC Dismisses Plea For Free Services From TV Channels, Streaming Apps During Lockdown Nilashish Chaudhary27 April 2020 4:45 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea which sought free and uninterrupted services of calling, data usages, satellite TV usages and other allied services during the lockdown. The Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai pulled up advocate Manohar Pratap, the petitioner, for filing such a petition who immediately assured the Court that he would withdraw…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea which sought free and uninterrupted services of calling, data usages, satellite TV usages and other allied services during the lockdown. The Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai pulled up advocate Manohar Pratap, the petitioner, for filing such a petition who immediately assured the Court that he would withdraw the same. “What kind of petitions are being filed?!” quipped the Bench as the matter came up for consideration. The petitioner had urged the Court to direct the Centre and relevant authorities to instruct various service providers to make the same available under the garb of ensuring psychological well-being of citizens. The high probability of entities such as Reliance, Bharti Airtel, TataSky, Netflix, Vodafone, Amazon Retail and others not providing any free services of communication and entertainment to the citizens, could be detrimental to their life and liberty as enumerated under Article 21 of the Constitution, submitted the petition. In this light, the Centre and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) were urged to invoke relevant terms of agreement of licenses granted to DTH service providers to enable completely free and unlimited viewing facility of their channels and other contents to their subscribers during the lockdown period. It had been highlighted that humans are social and emotional being who require social interactions, various modes of entertainment to keep their psychological well-being in good form. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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[Breaking] Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Postponement NEET/JEE 2020

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Postponement NEET/JEE 2020 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Aug 2020 11:35 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September 2020.Justice Arun Mishra, presiding the bench, said that the postponement of the exams will put the ‘career of the students in peril’. ‘Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop exams?…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September 2020.Justice Arun Mishra, presiding the bench, said that the postponement of the exams will put the ‘career of the students in peril’. ‘Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop exams? We should move on’, Justice Arun Mishra said while dismissing the petitions.’If exams are not held, won’t it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year”, Justice Mishra asked.”Are you not demanding that Courts should re-open? Why can’t exams be held with precautions?”, Justice Mishra further asked.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for NTA, submitted that exams should be conducted, and adequate precautions will be taken.When Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastavan, appearing for the petitioners, submitted that the risk of COVID-19 was increasing, and several other exams like CA exams, CLAT etc have been cancelled, Justice Mishra asked him ‘how can you assume that the authorities are not aware of the situation?’.Advocate Alakh submitted that there is a chance of vaccine coming soon for COVID-19. Even the Prime Minister said about it in his August 15 speech. Not seeking an indefinite postponement of the exam, but a postponement for some time, he clarified.The bench however was not persuaded by these submissions and said that it will not interfere with the policy decision taken by the authorities.The bench added that it has taken into record the submission of Solicitor General that exams will be held with adequate precautions. The NEET/JEE matter has been taken up. Advocate @advocate_alakh making submissions.#SCpostponeJEE_NEET #SupremeCourtOfIndia #StudentsInSCForJustice @anubha1812 @advocate_alakh @11Petitioners— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 17, 2020 The petition filed by eleven students from eleven States contends that the decision to hold JEE(Main) through online mode from September 1 to 6 and NEET UG-2020 through offline mode on September 13 at 161 centres across India are “utterly arbitrary, whimsical and violative of the fundamental right to life of lakhs of affected students” (Sayantan Biswavs and others vs National Testing Agency and others) The petition points out that the Institution of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has cancelled the CA exams citing COVID-19 risk. The remaining exams of CBSE/ICSE/ISC have also been cancelled. The Common Law Admission Entrance Test (CLAT) and the National Institute of Open School exams have also been postponed. Therefore, the petitioners seek parity with the said examinations. “Lakhs of young students are likely to appear in the aforesaid JEE (Main) April-2020 and NEET UG-2020 Exams in the months of September, 2020. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are increasing in India at an alarming rate. The deadly pandemic COVID-19 has already affected about 20 Lakh people in India and situation is worsening by every passing day. Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time, is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including Petitioners herein) at utmost risk and danger of disease and death”, the plea filed through Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava stated.Next Storylast_img read more

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