Crown Paints Kenya (BERG.ke) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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What will the FTSE 100 do in 2021?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by James J. McCombie Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 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. James J. McCombie | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE center_img What will 2021 have in store for the FTSE 100? Well, at the time of writing, the index is around the 6,600 point level. I won’t try (and fail) to get the number right for the end of 2021. Predicting whether the FTSE 100 will be higher or lower than now in a year will serve my needs.I think the FTSE 100 will be higher at the end of 2021 than it is now. The reasoning is simple: FTSE 100 company profits should be higher on aggregate in 2021 than 2020.5G 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…FTSE 100 earningsIn 2019, pre-tax earnings for all FTSE 100 companies was £169bn. The lowest the FTSE 100 got in 2019 was 6,809. It hit a high of 7,645 just before the year ended. Pre-tax FTSE 100 earnings are reckoned to have fallen to £122.2bn in 2020. During 2020, the market crashed to a low of 5,191. So far, a post-crash high of 6,550 has been the best the index could manage.A consensus forecast of £166bn in pre-tax earnings for the UK’s main index in 2021 bodes well for its level in the new year. In being comparable to 2019’s earnings, a move into the 6,809 to 7,645 range seen during that year would be justified for the FTSE 100 in 2021. But, that would depend on the consensus earnings matching reality.An end to the pandemic and BrexitWhen analysts make earnings predictions, they have scenarios in mind. The consensus scenario (and the pre-tax profits attached to it) appears to include a deal being reached in the Brexit negotiations and an epidemiological end (herd immunity) to the coronavirus pandemic sometime in the second half of 2021.For the consensus forecast for pre-tax earnings to resemble reality and predictions for the FTSE 100’s level in 2021 to hold any water, the scenario must also hold. A no-deal Brexit has already been avoided, removing a big risk for the market. Zero tariffs and zero quotas on goods trade have been secured bilaterally. However, arrangements for services, in particular financial services, are lacking. There will be further negotiations on the services front, and the markets have reacted positively to the deal.On the pandemic front, vaccines are starting to be deployed. A return to normality in 2021 is possible so long as enough vaccine doses are available and enough people take them.A shot in the arm for the FTSE 100According to surveys conducted by YouGov, 67% of the UK public are either very or fairly likely to take a coronavirus vaccine when available. This data was collected in November 2020 and concerned the Pfizer/Bio vaccine in particular. Around 12% of people did not know whether they would or not.Of the 21% who say they won’t, about 10% wanted to wait and see if the vaccine is safe. Another 4% didn’t trust a particular vaccine, and 3% think they don’t need vaccination because they are low risk. Just, 2% were opposed to vaccinations in general.If the communication is right, then take-up of the vaccine, at least among adults, could be well above the levels needed to achieve herd immunity given the effectiveness demonstrated in trials. With the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine edging closer to approval, there is reason to believe there will be enough doses and willing recipients to see the second half of 2021 look much more like normal.I do therefore believe that the FTSE 100 will move higher in 2021. James J. McCombie owns shares in YouGov. 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. What will the FTSE 100 do in 2021? There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’!last_img read more

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Lottery manager pledges 35 per cent donation for good causes

first_img Tagged with: Gaming Howard Lake | 28 April 2004 | News Million-2-1, the licensed lottery manager responsible for the NSPCC mobile phone lottery, today pledged that all its charitable lotteries will donate 35 per cent to good causes in future –15 per cent more than the legal requirement adhered to by most lottery operators.Million-2-1’s CEO, Chris Sheffield explains: “The forthcoming Gambling Bill will present consumers with many more choices of who to play with. If we really want to be seen as the people’s choice in the soft gaming market, just providing the most fun games will not be sufficient. We must also be the most responsible.”The announcement comes in the wake of government research that shows high levels of gambling disapproval amongst the British Public. Just one in 20 Britons are favourable towards harder forms of gambling.Million-2-1’s groundbreaking NSPCC mobile lottery – the first of its kind – is offering a full 35% of all proceeds to good causes.The ‘attitudes to gambling’ report, conducted by the Department for Culture Media and Sport, which found that although 71% of people have gambled in the last year, attitudes to the industry remain poor.The government’s own research shows that just one in 20 British people are favourable towards what they currently perceive as hard gambling – such as betting exchanges and on-course betting.Chris Sheffield, CEO comments: “It seems the image of the wider gaming market is still tainted by the scandals of match-fixing and the misleading activities of seedy consumer competitions and timeshare sellers. As a responsible operators have to be ready to go the extra yard. Our customer service line is open 12 hours a day. We age-check all our winners for official ID. We set clear limits on play levels. We work closely with the gaming board and Gamcare, and also comply to the letter with ICSTIS telephone regulations. We will do whatever it takes to be trusted by our customers.”ENDS –Notes to editors:Million-2-1’s statement follows the little noticed consumer survey ‘Attitudes to Gambling’ from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.The report shows a clear divide in opinion between perceptions of soft and hard gambling:most of us say we are against gambling.and only soft gaming actually receives public approval.lotteries are viewed favourably by 48 per cent of the population.bingo is favourably viewed by 31 per cent.betting exchanges are viewed favourably by just 4 per cent of the population.just 13 per cent are favourable toward casinos, with 37 per cent unfavourable47 per cent of people are unfavourable towards fruit machines, and just 14 centFor more information and/or an interview with million-2-1 please contact:Lynn Butterworth Tel. 020 7231 1509 or Tim Kitchin Tel 020 7255 0273, Glasshouse Partnership,For the full Government findings, please see:www.culture.gov.uk/global/publications/archive_2004/research_survey_NOP_gambling.htm Lottery manager pledges 35 per cent donation for good causes 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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A year after YouTube blocked, users still denied access

first_img Related documents chronology_censorship.pdfPDF – 66.48 KB It is a year to the day since the Pakistani authorities blocked access to the video-sharing platform YouTube on 17 September 2012 in response to the release of The Innocence of Muslims, a film considered blasphemous by many in the Muslim world.Two days before Pakistan’s telecommunications minister is due to appear before the Lahore high court to explain the government’s decision, Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani digital rights group Bytes for All (B4A) join in condemning this flagrant act of censorship and call on the government to lift the ban immediately.Bytes for All filed a petition with the Lahore high court in January 2013 challenging the blocking of YouTube, saying it was illegal and unconstitutional and inconsistent with Pakistan’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The petition was received favourably by the high court, and the new government said in June that the blocking could be lifted when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had created a national filtering system. The purpose of such a system is to prevent any blasphemous or pornographic content.“We hope that, at the end of this hearing, the Lahore high court judge orders the unblocking of YouTube, just as the Sindh high court ordered an end to censorship of websites in April 2012,” Reporters Without Borders and Bytes for All said.“We condemn the massive censorship being put in place in Pakistan, and the government’s implementation and use of a filtering system to curb citizens’ online freedoms.”Bytes for All country director Shahzad Ahmad said: “From a legislative viewpoint, this ban curtails the individual’s right to access information on matters of public interest, as well as violating the right to privacy, speech and assembly. Such filtering systems are a major blow to freedom of expression and almost always counterproductive and a waste of taxpayers money.”In recent months, evidence of the installation of filtering technology has emerged while the blocking of YouTube persists. During national elections last May, a music video by the band Beyghairat Brigade that is critical of Pakistan’s army generals was blocked on the Vimeo website.Citizen Lab and Bytes for All released a joint report in June claiming that “Netsweeper,” filtering software developed by a Canadian company, was being used on the networks of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), which accounted for about 60 per cent of the Pakistani broadband market in 2012.The report said this technology had been implemented by the Canadian company for the purpose of filtering political and social content on independent media websites and sites concerned with human rights and religious subjects.The 19 September hearing in Lahore will be of crucial importance for the future of the Internet in Pakistan, which ranks 159th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific September 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year after YouTube blocked, users still denied access Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Pakistanlast_img read more

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The Antarctic Plant Database: a specimen and literature based information system

first_imgThe British Antarctic Survey’s Antarctic Plant Database holds over 50,000 herbarium records for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic flowering plants and cryptogams held in herbaria world-wide. In addition, it holds information on species occurrences recorded in the literature for southern polar regions and synonymy indexes for relevant species. The database has been linked to a geographic information system, which can aid record validation and resource management as well as the study of species distributions and biodiversity.last_img

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Covid has driven six-fold increase in medium-term rentals

first_imgHome » News » Rental market » Covid has driven six-fold increase in medium-term rentals previous nextRental marketCovid has driven six-fold increase in medium-term rentalsLeading corporate relocation site says pandemic has significantly altered customer behaviour.Nigel Lewis29th April 20210513 Views One of the UK’s largest online corporate renting platforms says the pandemic has driven a six-fold increase in demand for medium-term rentals in the UK.Homelike, which specialises in quality furnished properties, says the trend has been created as the corporate relocation market has re-awoken as the country has moved out of lockdown.The platform also claims that the pandemic has driven the medium-term corporate rentals market online and that half of all bookings for stays of over 30 days are now booked digitally.Homelike, which is based in Germany but says 60% of its bookings are generated by UK rentals, also has a business in the US.Family and friendsIt says that although corporate relocation is still its key market, many of its customers have also been using medium-term rentals to be closer to family and friends during and after the pandemic in the UK.The corporate relocation property market took a hammering during Covid, with business people reluctant to cross borders within Europe to take up jobs when most were able to work from home.Homelike says people in the UK carried on using its service last year but booked longer stays as the pandemic required people to keep travel to a minimum.Average rents have also dropped as demand for corporate relocation properties weakened overall.“It’s interesting to see how the UK market differs from our other regions in terms of bookings. It’s much more balanced across all areas, rather than being solely driven by business travellers,” says the company’s UK representative Cherry Wang.Her company has 75,000 properties listed on its platform across Europe including in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, Liverpool, Bristol and Cambridge.Read more about corporate renting news.cherry wang homelike medium term rentals April 29, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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VIDEO: Argentine Navy sinks Chinese fishing boat

first_img Authorities VIDEO: Argentine Navy sinks Chinese fishing boat View post tag: Argentine Navy March 16, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Argentine Navy sinks Chinese fishing boat center_img The Argentine Navy informed that it sunk a Chinese vessel fishing illegally in Argentine waters on March 14 and released a video showing the gun firing operation.The Navy identified the boat as Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010. The boat was reportedly conducting illegal fishing activities in Puerto Madryn, which is within the Argentinian Exclusive Economic Zone.Argentine Navy units started a chase after the boat failed to respond to radio calls and visual signals. It was said that the Chinese boat performed several maneuvers and even tried to ram one of the navy vessels chasing it.After warning shots failed to stop the vessel, the navy said it shot at different sections of the ship causing it to sink. The boat captain then stopped the boat after he realized the vessel was sinking.Four crew members, including the captain, were then rescued and taken in custody. The other 28 crew were rescued by other Chinese fishing boats that were in the vicinity. The statement said they would be brought to a federal judge in southern Chubut province.“The (Chinese) Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Argentina have lodged urgent representations with the Argentine side, expressing serious concerns and demanding that the Argentine side conduct a thorough investigation, inform the Chinese side of the details, ensure the safety and legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese crew, and take effective measures to avoid any repetition of such an incident”, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said in response to the incident.Image/Video: Argentine Navy View post tag: Illegal fishing Share this articlelast_img read more

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“Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” October 31, 2019

first_imgFootnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. “Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.Today’s “Readers Poll’ question is: If the election was held today for City Council Ward Sixth (6) who would you vote for?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.last_img read more

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Press release: British Embassy Bangkok moves to a new home for the 21st century

first_imgDiplomats and consular staff at the UK Embassy in Bangkok will move to new premises by 2019, following the sale of the existing site to a joint-venture consortium of Hongkong Land, a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, and Central Group for over £420 million.This is the biggest land deal in Thai history and the FCO’s biggest ever sale. The proceeds will be reinvested in the FCO’s overseas estate and will fund 30-40 modernisation projects around the world that are necessary for security or health and safety reasons.The new embassy building will be based in the AIA Sathorn Tower in the central business district from where diplomats will continue to promote UK interests in Thailand, a key partner on security and prosperity, as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and wider region.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the FCO on twitter for the travel advice @fcotravel Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office said: In a tight fiscal environment, it is right that we take tough decisions to ensure that the UK can maintain a global presence while getting the best value for taxpayers. For journalists This deal will ensure that we have a modern, state of the art premises in Bangkok, confirming our long-term commitment to our relationship with Thailand, while releasing much-needed funds to modernise other embassies around the world, including in Cairo, New Delhi and Washington. The sale is part of the FCO’s continual review of its global estate, which is designed to ensure the maintenance of a world-class platform from which to promote UK interests, and also deliver value to the British taxpayer.The existing embassy building, which dated from the 1920s, required a significant upgrade and refurbishment to make it fit-for-purpose for a modern working environment, with large parts of the embassy building no longer usable.After exploring all the options for the Bangkok estate, and conducting an independent valuation of the site, the decision was taken to sell the compound to the joint-venture consortium of Hongkong Land, a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, and Central Group following an open competition.The new embassy will reaffirm our long-term commitment to our relationship with Thailand – a key partner for the UK’s security and prosperity interests and a leading ASEAN nation.We are also strengthening our trade links through the new the Thai-UK Business Leadership Council, and this is complemented by the strong collaboration on science and innovation through our £3 million Newton Fund for Thailand.Our diplomatic staff are also working with the Thai authorities on preventing child exploitation, organised crime, money laundering and human trafficking. And we will continue to maintain our focus on supporting human rights defenders, promoting freedom of expression and encouraging full Thai cooperation with the Universal Periodic Review process.Notes for editors Our workforce in Bangkok will be moving into a state-of-the-art premises by 2019 and this can only enhance our trade links and bilateral relations in Thailand and throughout the region. Media enquiries Britain is a leading player on the global stage and I’m determined to ensure that our diplomats have all the necessary tools to do their job effectively. This includes working in modern, safe, fit for purpose premises not just in Bangkok but around the world. Email [email protected]last_img read more

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News story: Preferred candidate for new NHS England chairman announced

first_img Care Quality Commission (CQC) Norfolk, Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust Former health minister Lord David Prior has been named as the government’s chosen candidate to be the next chair of NHS England.Lord Prior has previous experience in high-level leadership roles within health. He is currently chairman at University College London Hospital NHS Trust and has previously held roles as chairman of: Lord Prior would take over from Sir Malcom Grant, who served 2 terms as the chairman of NHS England. He joins at a crucial time for the NHS as it develops the long-term plan for the health service, backed by an extra £20.5 billion a year by 2023/24.This appointment will be scrutinised by the Health Select Committee. Lord Prior is invited to attend a pre-appointment hearing on 10 September 2018.The Governance Code for Public Appointments states that political activity must be declared. Lord Prior was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health in the Conservative government between 2015 and 2017, and has taken the Conservative Whip in the House of Lords since taking his seat in 2015.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:center_img We love the NHS and are determined to guarantee it for everyone for the long term. Lord Prior brings huge experience to this important role where he will help deliver the long-term plan for the NHS. He is enormously qualified, having led an NHS trust, been a former health minister and a chairman of the Care Quality Commission. I look forward to working with Lord Prior closely and want to thank the outgoing Sir Malcolm Grant for his service to the role and the NHS.last_img read more

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