Redstar Express Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgRedstar Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Redstar Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Redstar Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Redstar Express Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRedstar Express Plc offers an air express service in Nigeria and provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services. Its services encompass international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and document management solutions, warehousing and e-commerce solutions. Domestic products include Red Star Express Domestic services for same day, priority and package collections. Domestic direct distribution streamlines the movement of shipments from the manufacturer to multiple end users; customer and address verifications services offer a streamlined express service for financial institutions and large corporations; bulk mail services are designed to move bulk items such as annual reports, share offer forms, share certificates, customer invoices and direct mail; special project services include product sampling, delivery and retrieval of promotional items. International products include a point-to-point delivery service, international inbound collections and direct distribution. Value added services include online tracking, signature proof of delivery, insurance, customs clearance, packaging and desktop software shipping solutions. Redstar Express Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Redstar Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d buy FTSE 100 shares in this stock market crash to retire early

first_img The FTSE 100’s recent market crash has been among its fastest and most severe in history. As such, many investors may have now become very cautious about buying shares for the long term.The FTSE 100 may be facing an unprecedented set of circumstances, due to the economic impact of coronavirus. But it’s experienced severe declines in its past. The good news for investors is it has always recovered. However, the bad news is things could get worse before they improve.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 if you to have a long time horizon until you retire, you could benefit from buying undervalued shares ahead of their likely recovery.Time horizonInvesting in FTSE 100 shares today for the long term could lead to substantial paper losses in the near term. During bear markets, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict when a recovery will take hold. In many cases there are ‘false bottoms’, where the stock market seems to have reached its lowest ebb, only to then trade lower.As such, investing today requires you to have a long time horizon. Although it may take several months, or even years, for the FTSE 100 to recover, past performances suggest this outcome is highly likely. Therefore, you could improve your retirement prospects through buying high-quality businesses currently trading at low valuations.Diverse portfolioDue to the uncertain outlooks for a wide range of sectors, diversifying is crucial. For example, the impact of coronavirus on the airline industry could be substantial. Likewise, the UK housing market looks set to experience a marked slowdown. Ensuring your portfolio contains companies from different industries and different geographies could therefore help to reduce your overall risk.Should you have limited capital to build a portfolio of shares, buying an index tracker fund could be a shrewd move. It’s a cost-effective and simple means to gain exposure to the wider stock market. However, with the cost of buying individual shares now relatively low, investing in a diverse range of companies may be more accessible than many realise.Tax efficiencyInvesting through a tax-efficient account, such as a Stocks and Shares ISA or a SIPP, may improve your long-term return outlooks. They can reduce your tax bill, since investments aren’t subject to tax. They’re also relatively simple and cost-effective to open and administer and are available from many different providers.Buying a diverse range of FTSE 100 stocks in a tax-efficient account may not significantly improve your retirement prospects in the near term. But history suggests it may ultimately help to bring your retirement date a step closer.The FTSE 100’s track record of growth, despite experiencing various crises, suggests buying its members while they’re undervalued could be a worthwhile strategy. It could improve your long-term financial outlook. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. No savings at 40? I’d buy FTSE 100 shares in this stock market crash to retire early 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

GB Olympic athletes help raise £321k through experience days offer

first_img GB Olympic athletes have helped to raise £321,000 for good causes since 2012 through the Olympic athlete project Legacy 300.Legacy 300 delivers VIP exclusive participation sports events for individuals and teams and has been delivered by GB athletes since London 2012. So far, it has enabled 242 good causes to net £321,655 through the auctioning off of places on experience days with GB medallists and Olympians across many sports.Events on offer include white water rafting on an Olympic course with Olympic champion Tim Baillie, and a velodrome cycling experience with a GB gold medallist at Lee Valley VeloPark. Once an event has been chosen, the charity informs Legacy 300 of its intention to auction a place. There is no initial outlay with the charity only buying the places once they have sold them at auction. Post auction, the charity gives Legacy 300 the winner’s contact details so that it can deliver the experience. All funds received at auction above Legacy 300’s reserve price then goes to the good cause.Tim Baillie, who won gold in the C2 canoe slalom with his partner Etienne Scott at the London 2012 Olympics, said:“It’s a win-win situation. We’re often asked to do charity events but our time is very limited and compared to the number of requests we receive, it’s hard to do many. But Legacy 300 works and there are numerous charities making money from the event, so it’s a good fit.”  95 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 GB Olympic athletes help raise £321k through experience days offer Tagged with: fundraising Olympics Melanie May | 11 August 2016 | News 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 read more

Army lieutenant charged with bombing of TV station in Tarija department

first_imgNews Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bolivia News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts BoliviaAmericas center_img An army lieutenant who was arrested a few minutes after the 21 June bombing of Canal 4-Unitel, a privately-owned TV station in Yacuiba (in the southern department of Tarija), was charged the next day with terrorism, criminal association and “producing and using explosive substances.”Lt. Georges Peter Nava Zurita was arrested in possession of dynamite and firearms shortly after leaving the scene of the bombing and then running his car off the road. He was also found to be in possession of security accreditation issued by the Palacio Quemada, President Evo Morales’ official residence.Eleven other people have been arrested in connection with the bombing.______________________________23.06 – Two hurt in bombings against radio in Potosí as TV station targeted in the southReporters Without Borders today condemned bomb attacks against the privately-owned TV station, Canal 4-Unitel in Yacuiba, Tarija department, southern Brazil and against Radio Kollasuyo, in Potosí, in the department of the same name in the south-west of the country.Political and media polarisation that is undermining the country was behind both attacks, which caused severe damage in both cases and left two station staff injured in Potosoi, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The Tarija blast took place against the background of an autonomy referendum on 22 June.Two people in a car threw a dynamite charge into the entrance of Canal 4-Unitel in Yacuiba at dawn on 21 June, badly damaging the main door and windows, but causing no injuries. Judicial authorities blamed elements within army and a group of students at the People’s university of Santa Cruz, supporters of President Evo Morales, who had visited the gas-rich province during the referendum campaign. Around 20 arrests have been made in connection with the attack.Director of the TV station in Yacuiba, Armando Reyes, voiced his shock and dismay to Reporters Without Borders. “We try to keep a balance in our programmes, to serve the people and those most need it”, he said.The previous morning an explosion devastated the door and façade of the main studios of Radio Kollasuyo. Its director, Epifanio Moscoso, said two station staff had been injured: Teofila Taquichiri had lost the hearing in one ear and Silvia Gutiérrez had received a stomach injury from flying wood fragments. The radio had to interrupt programmes later the same day after a fire ravaged tax offices housed in an adjoining building. Both incidents came during a strike by miners in the centre of Potosi, that degenerated into attacks and looting of several public buildings.Four other journalists were set on by miners. José Luis Velásquez Pareja, of Radio Kollasuyo, Roger Vera, of 18-Católica Televisión, Juan Carlos Paco, press spokesman at the department health service, and Jannet Cortez, of Radio ACLO-Potosí.“Less serious than in Santa Cruz, on 4 May, and the departments of Beni and Pando, on 1st June, the attacks against the media in the context of the autonomy referendum in Tarija department, hardly give rise to optimism, with another referendum scheduled for the whole country on 10 August,” Reporters Without Borders said.“As we have urged previously the entire political class must reach an agreement to protect fundamental freedoms, ensure that the radical groups on each side are disowned by the parties and that finally safety guarantees be given to the press for the 10 August referendum”, the organisation added. February 1, 2018 Find out more June 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Army lieutenant charged with bombing of TV station in Tarija department November 18, 2016 Find out more News to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en BoliviaAmericas last_img read more

Tourists give friendly locals the thumbs up

first_imgKing John’s CastleKing John’s CastleVISITORS to the Shannon and Clare regions have praised the areas’ friendly and helpful locals in a survey released by Fáilte Ireland this week.Approximately 65 per cent of visitors to the Shannon region and 51 per cent of those visiting Clare said they would recommend the region thanks to their friendly natives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Fáilte Ireland Holidaymaker Study 2013 analysed the views of nearly 10,000 overseas and domestic holidaymakers in 11 regions across Ireland between May and October 2013.Visitors to the Shannon region reported poor signposting for roads and attractions and poor transport links, however the majority of tourists in Clare said signposting was very good.With regard to eating out, 34 per cent of those visiting the Shannon region and 42 per cent of visitors to Clare thought it provided great value for money.The countryside and scenery were major draws for people coming to Clare and the Shannon region, as 76 per cent and 75 per cent respectively said this was why they would recommend the areas.The overall experience of people visiting the Shannon region was positive, as it scored highly when it came to cleanliness, the availability of things to do and overall value for money.Half of all tourists in the Shannon region visited historic houses and castles during their stay; 21 per cent visited museums and galleries, while 27 per cent attended traditional music and dance performances.In Clare, 44 per cent of tourists visited interpretive centres, 31 per cent visited historic houses and castles and 14 per cent went walking or hiking. Email Co Clare Entrepreneur has created a COVID-friendly tourism product to help Limerick companies attract staycationers Limerick Post Show | Mags Boland Murphy | Bofin Consultancy Advertisement Previous articleBoru to attract US visitors to regionNext articleSupport your local and more for Sarsfield’s festival weekend John Keogh Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Printcenter_img New Limerick Tourism Taskforce plans for development of sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video Limerick Hoteliers urge Government to address tourism crisis TAGSFáilte IrelandShannon regiontourism NewsTourists give friendly locals the thumbs upBy John Keogh – August 8, 2014 693 Record results in attracting business tourismlast_img read more

Survey says Donegal is Ireland’s second most popular destination

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Twitter Survey says Donegal is Ireland’s second most popular destination By News Highland – May 12, 2021 Google+ Over half (51%) are planning to make a break for it and staycation this summer, with close to a third (29%) having a greater appreciation for Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic beganKerry (39%) is Ireland’s preferred staycation destination, with Donegal (28%) and Cork (24%) following closely behindSlieve League Cliffs (22%), Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve (19%) and Doon Fort (17%) are the most popular ‘secret holiday spots’ in IrelandSeeing friends and family (27%), getting a haircut (21%) and going to a restaurant (12%) are the public’s top priorities with the easing of restrictionsPubs and restaurants (54%), concerts and music festivals (31%) and attending the All-Ireland GAA Championship (23%) are the activities the public missed the most last summerA quarter (25%) say drinking an iced beverage is their favourite way to cool down – Circle K’s iced drink range now has a new name – K-Freeze, but the same great, refreshing tasteIreland’s weather has been hotter these past few weeks but it’s not just the temperatures heating up. With several COVID-19 restrictions lifting this week including inter-county travel, the public’s anticipation for the summer has risen. A new study by Circle K1, Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer, reveals that 27% are more excited for this summer than any other in recent memory and 51% are planning to holiday in Ireland over the next few months.Returning to NormalityGetting a haircut is top of the priority list for 21% of the Irish public this week, with seeing friends and family (27%) the first thing they plan to do over the weekend. Wining and dining outdoors are also high on the summer agenda for 12% of those polled.When polled on what summer activities they missed last year, indoor dining in pubs and restaurants came out on top with 54% missing this the most. Concerts, music festivals (31%) and the All-Ireland GAA Championship matches (23%) were also summer days out that were missed by the public last year.After over a year of working from home for many in Ireland, a quarter (25%) don’t see themselves returning to their offices until September or October. Another 19% don’t see it happening until next year, and 14% don’t expect to ever return.Staycation NationMany are planning to seize the opportunity to travel around Ireland this year with intercounty restrictions now eased. Over a quarter (29%) have a greater appreciation for the Emerald Isle since the Covid-19 pandemic began and just under half (45%) are taking a few weekend breaks to see more of it.It appears that lots of people are replacing their lockdown blues with feelings of nostalgia, as fond memories of childhood holidays have been flooding the minds of those planning a getaway. The fondest childhood holiday memory for respondents is trips to the beach (42%), followed by weekend drives (12%) and day trips (11%).Location, Location, LocationIreland’s ‘Kingdom’ of Kerry was chosen by those polled as their preferred staycation destination. Almost 2 in 5 (39%) say they will take a trip to Ireland’s sunny southwest, with 28% preparing to go the opposite direction to Donegal and another 24% opting to journey down south to Cork.For those looking to spend their downtime in a lesser known, ‘secret spot’, the Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal (22%), Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve (19%) and another Donegal attraction, the Doon Fort (17%) were voted as the secret staycations spots holidaymakers want to visit most. Sun, Sea and Staycations! Nearly a third of Irish people have a greater appreciation for the Emerald Isle since the Covid-19 pandemic began Facebook Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCouncil briefs members on Meenbog restoration progressNext articleFive more arrests in Dungiven investigation News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Kerry remains the most sought-after holiday destination in Ireland this summer, with Donegal second on the list.A survey of 1,000 Irish holiday-makers found 39 per cent of people want to staycation in Kerry, 28 per cent would prefer Donegal, and 24 per cent would favour Cork.The Circle K study found the Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal to be the country’s most popular Secret Holiday Spot.**********************************last_img read more

Emergency services at scene of crash on Killea to Newtowncunningham road

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal disappointed at letting 8 point half-time lead slip – Mickey McCannNext articleFinn Harps U19s & U17s Previews News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the Killea to Newtowncunningham road.The single vehicle crash occurred near the Argony Pub shortly before 9pm on Saturday evening.There are no details of any injuries at this time.The road is closed at the Argony Pub wth diversions being established. Twitter By News Highland – May 18, 2019 center_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Emergency services at scene of crash on Killea to Newtowncunningham roadlast_img read more

Baton Rouge chief showed ‘courage’ for not firing police officer who Tasered Alton Sterling: Attorney

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — The attorney for one of the police officers in the deadly confrontation with Alton Sterling said the Baton Rouge police chief showed “courage” for not terminating — and only suspending — his client.Kyle Kershaw, who represents Police Officer Howie Lake II, told ABC News that Police Chief Murphy Paul didn’t cave to pressure by people demanding he be fired.“I think the chief did show courage because some people were calling for both of them to be terminated,” Kershaw said, referring to Lake and Police Officer Blane Salamoni, the other officer involved in the fatal encounter.Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed on July 5, 2016, after authorities and law enforcement officials claim he resisted after being confronted by Salamoni and Lake outside a Baton Rouge Triple S Convenience Store.Unlike Salamoni, who drew his pistol and shot Sterling six times, Lake only used a stun gun twice.Lake was suspended and for three days and docked pay for his role in the incident.Paul concluded that both officers made bad decisions that led to Sterling’s death.“These actions were not minor deviations from policy, as they contributed to the outcome that resulted in the death of another human being,” Paul said.Kershaw, however, still railed the decision to punish Lake at all.“There was absolutely no reason for Lake to be reprimanded for the force he used,” Kershaw said. “Every step he took was non-lethal and by the book, and he met resistance every step of the way.”Kershaw told ABC News that his client was being disciplined specifically for “language he used” that night. He acknowledged that Lake, who was heard on the body camera and surveillance footage from the shooting released on Friday, used some profanities when he and Salamoni were squaring off with Sterling.In the footage, Salamoni and Lake are heard using profanities to get the 327-pound Sterling under control.At one point, Lake is heard barking orders at Sterling and using strong language. But Kershaw said that the four-year veteran was under a lot of duress.“It happened when they were struggling and when they were on the ground,” Kershaw said. “He was trying to make it clear: ‘Hey don’t do that!’ It was completely reasonable.Kershaw said he was going to meet with Lake to discuss in the coming week how to move forward. But for now, the news that Lake would be able to keep his badge was a major relief.“I was being told they were both getting terminated,” Kershaw said. “We were happy and surprised that didn’t occur.”Meanwhile, Salamoni was fired by Chief Paul for shooting Sterling; his attorney, John McLindon, vowed to appeal that decision next week.Despite criticizing the Salamoni’s dismissal, McLindon praised for Paul supporting police officers in general.“Although I disagree with his decision, what impressed me was he spoke to the community and said do not resist police officers, and give police officers the respect they deserve,” McLindon said. “That hit home with us because if Alton Sterling had just complied, none of this would have happened.”On Friday, Paul asked the public to respect police orders to prevents encounters from escalating.“Treat our police officers with the respect that their positions deserve, and I assure you that the men and women of the Baton Rouge Police Department will reciprocate that gesture,” Paul said. “Please stop resisting. Stop running. When a police officer gives you directions, listen.”A wrongful death lawsuit was filed last June by lawyers for Sterling’s five children against both officers, the police department, its chief, and the city of Baton Rouge. The suit accuses the Baton Rouge Police Department of lax training and poor procedures — factors that caused Sterling to be shot and killed.The suit is still pending.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A Goodwill employee finds $42,000 in a pile of donations

first_imgdbdurden/iStock(NORMAN, Okla.) — An employee at a Goodwill in Norman, Oklahoma, recently found a big surprise at work.Andrea Lessing was sorting through a box of donations when she felt something in between some sweaters: Stacks of money that amounted to a total of $42,000.“It was definitely shocking,” she told “Good Morning America,” adding that finding money isn’t entirely unusual.Lessing alerted her supervisor and through documentation of the donation, they were able to locate the rightful owner and return it.The decision to return the money was a no-brainer, though Lessing admitted she felt the pull of human nature.“Don’t get me wrong, I’m human. Naturally the thought crosses your mind like ‘I just found $42,000, I could get this, this, and this,’” she said.Ultimately, the importance of being a good role model for her 6-year-old daughter is what pushed Lessing to do the right thing. She’s trying to instill in her daughter the value of honesty and compassion for others.“I can’t tell my daughter ‘you need to make good choices’ as I myself am not making good choices,” she said.Lessing’s altruism was rewarded; the owner gave her $1,000 as a token of gratitude.“I actually was very surprised,” she said of her initial reaction to receiving the money. “I didn’t give it back to expect a reward. I didn’t give it back to expect anything. I didn’t expect to be on the news. I didn’t expect for any of this to reach all the way over to different states and different countries. I just wanted to do the right thing.”She said she’s a big believer in karma and that while a good deed may not come back right away, eventually it does.As for what Lessing plans on doing with the money? She said she intends on taking care of bills and treating her daughter to something nice.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The effect of changing Southern Hemisphere winter sea surface temperatures on Southern Annular Mode strength

first_imgWe examine the impact that changes in the winter Southern Hemisphere (SH) meridional sea surface temperature (SST) gradient have on the sign and strength of the SH Annular Mode (SAM). This is undertaken by perturbing either tropical or extra-tropical SSTs in an atmospheric General Circulation Model. Changes in winter tropical SSTs have little direct influence on the SAM but do force a strong wave train in geopotential height across the Southern Ocean. In contrast, changes in winter SSTs in the SH extra-tropics have a profound effect on the SAM: cooler SSTs strengthen the SAM and vice versa. The mechanism involves modifications to the Ferrel cell. As a positive (negative) SAM enhances (reduces) the extra-tropical meridional temperature gradient, these experiments demonstrate a positive feedback mechanism. SAM variability remains unchanged, indicating a shift in the mean, rather than a change in the probability distribution of its positive and negative phaseslast_img read more