Output rises as UK trade gap narrows

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Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgPremier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2015 Presentation

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2015 presentation Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) 2017 Presentation

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2017 presentation Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

Glastonbury stars donate festival outfits to Oxfam

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 A whole host of this year’s Glastonbury stars have donated their festival outfits to Oxfam to encourage more people to shop second hand and stop throwing away unwanted clothing.Kylie Minogue, Sheryl Crow, and The Cure’s Robert Smith are among the artists who have donated clothing to Oxfam following Glastonbury festival. Kylie donated her sun visor, while Robert donated a Disintegration Era shirt, as worn in 1989 and again at Sydney Opera House earlier this year. Bastille, Billie Eilish, Frank Turner, Gabrielle Aplin, Johnny Marr, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner, The Lumineers, Pond, The Proclaimers, Sheryl Crow, Tame Impala and The Wombats also joined in by donating their festival outfits to Oxfam, with the aim of encouraging fans to shop second-hand.Annie Mac, Chemical Brothers, Emily Eavis, Fatboy Slim, George Ezra, KT Tunstall, Lewis Capaldi, Michael Eavis, and Michael Kiwanuka are also joining in. Vampire Weekend donated a pair of drumsticks.According to Oxfam, every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. The charity launched its Second Hand September campaign at the festival by asking people to pledge to say no to new items of clothing for one month. The artists’ clothes will be available to win or buy on the Oxfam Online Shop all summer from July until September.Fee Gilfeather, Oxfam’s sustainable fashion expert, said:“We are so grateful to the artists and to Glastonbury for supporting Oxfam’s campaign against throwaway fashion.“It’s in everyone’s power to change things. By signing up to Second-hand September and pledging to say no to new clothing for one month, you can help protect the environment, and if you buy second-hand in Oxfam you’ll be helping the poorest people around the world escape poverty.” Glastonbury stars donate festival outfits to Oxfam Melanie May | 8 July 2019 | News Tagged with: Celebritycenter_img 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.  449 total views,  5 views today Main image credit: Ed Nix/Oxfam. Norman Cook and Anthony Burrill, Glastonbury 2019 Advertisement  450 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11last_img read more

Uncertain market leaves Spanish firms reluctant to look to long term

first_img Despite strict control on labour contracting, Spain has suffered periods of the worst unemployment in Europe. August Toro of Spanish law firm Jausos, Nadal and Vidal de Llobatera, looks at regulations employers must use in employing and retaining staffThe Spanish labour market has historically been considered very rigid, and this inflexibility is one of the major causes of its high unemployment rates. As a result, employers have been very reluctant to establish indefinite employment contracts because of the difficulties involved in adjusting staff levels to the company’s needs.On the other hand, the strict control to which labour contracting has been subject did not succeed in avoiding, in periods of crisis, the highest unemployment rates of Europe. It is, therefore, obvious that labour regulations cannot be enacted against the market trends – in periods of economic growth employment increases, and in periods of crisis unemployment rises, whatever the cost of dismissal may be.As a result of the present situation of economic expansion, the unemployment rate in Spain has substantially decreased. The price paid for it is a high degree of precariousness in employment as a great number of new labour contracts are implemented by means of temporary agreements. It does not seem likely that this situation will change, due to the high level of compensation otherwise payable by employers when terminating indefinite employment contracts.Since the last general elections, the Government has been considering, with employers and trade unions, the possibility of reducing the cost of dismissal. Under current regulations it is, in general terms, 45 days’ salary per year of service up to a maximum of 42 months’ total salary. This is not proving to be an easy task and has not yet been resolved.Consequently, of the two types of employment contracts available, indefinite and temporary, the most used one is the latter. Temporary contractingThe main types of temporary agreements are the following:Agreements for a fixed term These can refer to a determined work or service, or be temporary due to production or transitional circumstances.Agreements relating to a determined work or service The term of such agreements is uncertain, being tied to the time required for completion of the work or service involved. Temporary contracts based on production requirements These are intended to meet special market needs, accumulation of work or excess orders. They cannot exceed six months in a 12-month period. Interim agreements These may be used to fill the post of a worker who is entitled to return to a position after a period of leave (such as parental leave). The term of the appointment depends on the period of leave. Interim agreements must not exceed three months.Training agreementsThese can relate to professional practice or to training.Practices agreement To enter into this the worker must obtain professional practice appropriate to his studies. The studies must only have been concluded within the four years preceding the contract. The term cannot be less than six months or more than two years. Training agreement This is intended for workers over 16 years and under 21 who do not have the qualification required for the post for which they are applying – the purpose being to provide them with the qualification. The term cannot be less than six months or more than two years. The employer agrees to provide the worker with the necessary training and he has the obligation to issue a certificate upon termination of the contract, stating the theoretical training received and experience acquired.Common characteristics in the above agreements include that they have to be made in writing and the worker must be registered with Social Security. Any formal defect may be considered as fraudulent contracting and the worker would be considered as permanent. The temporary agreements can otherwise be terminated within the agreed time limit without resulting in the payment of any compensation.Permanent employmentPermanent employment is regulated by the Workers’ Statute. Supplementing the statute are collective bargaining agreements in the various sectors which are negotiated, as a rule, on a yearly basis between trade unions and employers’ organisations. The Workers’ Statute and Collective Agreements are the two great pillars regulating labour relations.The following characteristics are worthy of note:Form of the agreement A written agreement is not required, so verbal contracting is permitted. Trial period This must be in writing and cannot exceed six months for qualified technicians or two for other staff. No trial period can be established if the worker has previously fulfilled identical functions in the same undertaking. Term The contract is indefinite unless any of the defined term options have been adopted. Registration of the agreement The employer must inform the Employment Office that a contract has been executed. If it has been established in writing it must be registered, if it is a verbal contract a mere communication will be sufficient. The time limit for notification is 10 days from the date of the contract. Social Security The worker must be registered with Social Security within the five days preceding the start of the rendering of services. Discrimination The worker cannot be the subject of any discriminating measure. Any discriminating contractual provisions shall be null and void as a matter of law. Salary Every year the Government publishes the minimum salary applicable in the Spanish territory, which for 2000 is 989.520 pesetas a year. Trade unions and employers’ associations negotiate every year the salary in each economic sector and for each category of workers. Working hours Those agreed on in collective agreements; failing a collective agreement the limit is 40 hours per week. Extra hours No more than 80 extra hours a year can be worked, only additional paid hours devoted to preventing or responding to accidents or other extraordinary and urgent situations are excluded. Vacation 30 calendar days per year and they cannot be taken within the period of maximum activity of the undertaking. Termination of the agreement This may be done on various detailed grounds. In brief, it may be terminated at the worker’s or at the employer’s initiative, although there are other reasons such as retirement, death of the employer or of the worker, force majeure, etc. When resigning, the worker must be given notice ranging, depending on the post, from seven days to two months (or even six months for senior executives). No notice is required from the employer if such termination is as a result of a disciplinary dismissal. Non competition clause While the agreement is in force, the worker cannot render services for competitors. It may also be agreed that post-termination he or she may not join a competitor provided he receives appropriate financial compensation which is agreed between the parties. The term of this clause cannot exceed two years for technical personnel, or six months for other workers.Employing foreign workersWithin the European Union there is freedom of movement and of employment of workers from other countries. The Spanish regulations follow the rules of any other country of the European Community with respect to the employment of Community workers and freedom of movement and of employment of workers from other countries.When workers from non EU member states are employed, it is necessary to execute first a pre-contract, the effectiveness of which is conditional upon the grant of a working and residence permit. When entering Spain the worker must be in possession of the corresponding residence visa obtainable from the Spanish Consulate in the worker’s country of residence. The residence visa is subject to the approval of the worker’s employment by the Ministry of Work and Social Affairs.August Toro is a lawyer at Jausos, Nadal & Vidal de LlobateraThe Personnel Today guide to international employment law is edited by Clare Murray Uncertain market leaves Spanish firms reluctant to look to long termOn 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

US Coast Guard receives 27th FRC ‘Richard Snyder’

first_img February 12, 2018 Authorities US Coast Guard receives 27th fast response cutter ‘Richard Snyder’ Share this article View post tag: USCGC Richard Snyder Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard receives 27th fast response cutter ‘Richard Snyder’ The Coast Guard received its 27th fast response cutter (FRC), Richard Snyder, in Key West, Florida, on February 8.According to the Coast Guard, the cutter will be the first FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and will be commissioned in April.Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Richard T. Snyder, the cutter’s namesake, was awarded a Silver Star for eliminating enemy resistance to an amphibious assault on the island of Biak, part of Papua New Guinea, in 1944.During the assault, members of an American landing party came under a heavy hand-grenade bombardment from enemy troops in nearby caves. Snyder acquired a weapon and launched grenades at the opposing forces – thus defeating the enemy resistance and enabling the landing without American casualties. He was a chief petty officer when he was honorably discharged and separated from the service Sept. 13, 1945.The FRCs are replacing the 1980s-era 110-foot patrol boats and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. The cutters have improved habitability and seakeeping and over-the-horizon cutter boat launch and recovery from astern or via side davits. Each FRC is 154 feet long, features an endurance of five days and can reach a maximum speed of over 28 knots.The Coast Guard has ordered 44 of the 58 FRCs planned. Twenty-five are in service: 12 in Florida, six in Puerto Rico, two in Alaska, two in New Jersey, one in Mississippi and two in Hawaii. The FRC is complemented operationally by the offshore patrol cutter’s extended range and endurance, and the national security cutter’s offshore command and control capabilities. View post tag: US Coats Guard View post tag: FRClast_img read more

Vitamin D deficiency affects 23% UK adults

first_imgVitamin D deficiency in the UK is “not acceptable” as it is revealed that 23% of adults are not hitting their recommended daily intake.Five of Europe’s leading nutritional scientists have spoken out following the issue revealed in the National Diet & Nutrition Survey last week.A deficiency in the vitamin can lead to brittle bones in the elderly and under-fours as well as spina bifida in foetuses, which affects around one in 1,000 pregnancies.Adding the vitamin to food is one solution and bakeries could be part of it by adding extra nutrients to flour. The industry is awaiting a government decision on the mandatory addition of folic acid – a B vitamin – to flour, which has been delayed until 2015. Experts claim fortifying flour this way could prevent 300 babies a year from developing spina bifida and other birth defects.However, conversely, experts have also called for more research to be done into the effects of high vitamin D intake.The EU recommendation for children and adults is five micrograms or 200 IU per day while the UK recommends 10 micrograms for over-65s.In 2009 yeast-maker GB Ingredients’ owner Lallemand pioneered a new yeast containing vitamin D brought about naturally from ultra-violet action on the yeast. Two slices or 100g of bread made with Vitamin D yeast provide 15% of the recommended intake.last_img read more

54 Below Gets Ready to Welcome Cry Babies, a Heather & More

first_img View Comments We’ve made it through summer, but the stage is always hot at 54 Below. The Broadway supper club will soon get a name change when it partners with cabaret luminary Michael Feinstein, but before then, here are a few not-to-be-missed acts coming up at the space. Get ready for a Heather, Carcassonne-playing newlyweds and baby baby baby baby baby (baby baby).CRY-BABY REUNION CONCERTWith James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley & More – 9/17 at 9:30 & 11:30PMWe’ve got a screw loose for this group. In celebration of the upcoming (and long overdue) cast album, the cast of the 2008 tuner, including the Hey Kid fave, Stanley, Wicked alum Alli Mauzey and former vlogger Christopher J. Hanke, will take the stage to get infected by that score one more time. GET TICKETSRYANN REDMOND”Cry Me a River” – 9/29 at 9:30PMAfter selling out her solo show debut in February, the If/Then and Bring It On alum is heading back to the midtown hotspot for a night of show tunes and rock ‘n’ roll. Expect a slew of special guest appearances—perhaps some former co-stars—and plenty of belting. If you need some special viewing to prepare yourself, we’ve got you covered. GET TICKETSJASON DANIELEY”Romantic Notions” – 10/2-5 at 7PMSee what’s in Jason Danieley’s heart: no medical scrubs necessary. The Broadway vet, who recently appeared in The Visit, returns to the venue with a brand new show all about love. We have no doubt Danieley knows what he’s talking/singing about: who wouldn’t when you’re married to the ultra-talented and stunning Marin Mazzie? GET TICKETSJESSICA KEENAN WYNN10/5 at 9:30PMLook out: This Heather’s bringing her candy store to 54 Below. Wynn, who’s wrapping up her stint as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will present a set list of tunes inspired by her Hollywood early years and past roles: from a tragic mother with a tragic haircut to a high school mean girl to a wild Weil. As is the norm, look out for surprise cameos! GET TICKETSLISA HOWARD10/8-10 at 7PMAfter belting her face off amidst a sea of head voice and mixing during this year’s Tony Awards ceremony, Lisa Howard’s making her 54 Below solo show debut. The powerhouse, who recently starred on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, will share tunes and tales: we suspect some William Finn gems will be somewhere on that set list. GET TICKETSJARROD SPECTOR & KELLI BARRETT”This Is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages” – 10/20-24 at 7PMThe newlyweds and part-time drag icons (see left) will share the stage with a night of songs by some of music’s greatest married couples, including Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (appropriate for Spector), Sonny and Cher, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. We hear they’re also going to lead a giant group round of Carcassonne. GET TICKETSlast_img read more