Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” These 2 FTSE 100 shares have fallen over 40%! Here’s what I’d do now Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 | More on: AHT CPG See all posts by Jabran Khan Jabran Khan has no position in any 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. 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. 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This will be having a huge impact on Ashtead. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The market crash saw nearly 50% wiped off its Ashtead’s share value. The FTSE 100 index itself lost nearly 25%. On 19 February, Ashtead’s share price traded at 2,765p per share whereas the market bottom on 23 March saw a per share price of 1,335p. At the time of writing, Ashtead’s share price is over 1,900p per share. Ashtead has performed admirably over the past few years. Revenue has increased year on year for the past five years which is a good indication of its strength. Profit levels increased between 2015 and 2018, falling slightly in 2019. It has also increased its dividend per share year on year for the past five years.Ashtead released a trading update yesterday. It confirmed that its full-year results, to 30 April, should not be too badly impacted by Covid-19. It also confirmed that it has close to $4bn in credit facilities available to it to assist through this turbulent time. Ashtead reported a freeze on recruitment, a pause on its share buyback scheme, and reduced planned capital expenditure. The company confirmed it would not be using the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. There was no mention of dividend payments, which may be a good sign. I would not rush to buy cheap shares right now. The primary reason is that no one know when when construction levels will return to normal. Furthermore, Ashtead’s revenues, in large part, come from the UK and the US, two countries badly ravaged by this pandemic. There are less risky options in the FTSE 100 for me.FTSE 100 winnerThe market crash saw close to 50% of the Compass share price value wiped off. Just after mid-February, shares were trading at close to 1,950p per share. Fast forward to the date of the FTSE 100 market crash bottom, 23 March, and shares closed at 1,002p per share. At the time of writing, its share price had climbed up close to 1,300p per share. Compass has taken the step of releasing monthly Covid-19 updates. In its most recent update it confirmed 55% of its business is closed due to the lockdown. It reported that it was attempting to lower its cost base by around £450m per month. This was being done through a mixture of staff furloughs, reductions in salaries and working hours, and by limiting overtime and the use of contractors and temporary workers. Importantly, it did confirm it possessed enough liquidity to avoid financial ruin. Compass confirmed it has close to £3bn in credit facilities. Another step it took was to postpone interim and final dividend payments, but will review this later. For me, I expect Compass Group to recover nicely, along with the FTSE 100, once the lockdown ends. The reason I say this is because catering services will always be required. There is some short-term pain to be expected. However, if you are patient, I do feel 2021 could be a normal year of profitability and increasing dividend per share payments for Compass.
News January 8, 2021 Find out more Senegal is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Along with Ghana, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde, it is one of the few West African countries where the press freedom situation is regarded as fairly good. RSF_en @RSF_Inter “Such an attack is unjustifiable in a country that respects the rule of law,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “You don’t ransack a news organization because you dispute the accuracy of what it reported. We call on the Senegalese authorities to react firmly and quickly, so that this attack does not go unpunished.” “There’s just material damage,” Les Echos editor Mbaye Thiandoum told RSF. “My office has been ransacked. Eight computers and a TV set have been destroyed.” Thiandoum added that, just before the attack, he received a phone call from a supporter of Sy complaining about the story. November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Senegalese authorities to react quickly and firmly to yesterday’s ransacking of the offices of a national daily by individuals angry about a report in that morning’s issue that a religious leader had just been hospitalized after testing positive to Covid-19. This attack must not go unpunished, RSF said. RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Reports Organisation News Follow the news on Senegal SenegalAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists Covid19EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence August 4, 2020 Senegalese authorities must respond to ransacking of Dakar newspaper March 5, 2021 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Diagne added: “The provision of news and information by journalists is more essential than ever during this worldwide pandemic. The authorities have a duty to protect them. Both the right to information and the right to health are at stake.” SenegalAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists Covid19EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News @jotaay.net RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal The newsroom of Les Echos, a Dakar-based daily newspaper founded in 2018, was ransacked by people claiming to be followers of Serigne Moustapha Sy, the leader of an influential Sudi Muslim order in Senegal called Tidiane, who was the subject of a front-page story reporting that he had been “struck down by Covid-19” and had been admitted to Dakar’s main hospital. Les locaux d’un quotidien sénégalais ont été mis à sac par des individus mécontents de la publication d’un article faisant état de la contamination de leur guide religieux par le coronavirus. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) demande aux autorités de réagir rapidement et fermement afin que cette attaque ne reste pas impunie. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information
RSF_en News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of journalist Abdel Karim Al-Roubai, a senior technician with the government daily Al-Sabah, who was shot dead yesterday while travelling in a car in Baghdad. Another employee of the newspaper who was with him in the car, Ahmed Sami, was seriously wounded.“Roubai’s death brings to 104 the total of journalists and media assistants killed since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003,” the press freedom organisation said. “This was the third deadly attack on Al-Sabah and its staff in the past four months. We hope this latest murder of a journalist will not discourage the Iraqi press. We also express our condolences to Roubai’s family and our hopes for a swift recovery by Sami.”Several gunmen opened fire on Roubai’s car yesterday morning car right in the heart of Baghdad. Roubai was hit in the head and died on the spot. Sami, who was seriously injured, was taken to hospital.The first attack on Al-Sabah this year was in May, when a car-bomb went off in the newspaper’s garage, killing a print shop technician and injuring around 20 other employees, including journalists. Another car-bomb went off in the newspaper’s parking lot on 27 August, leaving two dead and 25 wounded.Roubai is the third Al-Sabah journalist to be killed. Ahmed Jabbar Hashim was murdered on 1 April 2005, and Ahmad Adam was murdered on 15 May 2005. September 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Sabah journalist gunned down in Baghdad Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further Follow the news on Iraq
nito100/iStockBY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 338,000 people worldwide.Over 5.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 1.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 96,007 deaths.Today’s biggest developments:US nears 100,000 deathsSymptomatic hair stylist ‘potentially directly exposed’ 84 clientsHere’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.7:18 a.m.: Hertz files for brankruptcyCar rental company Hertz filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday amid the global economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.The company cited the “sudden and dramatic” decline in demand and future bookings as millions across the U.S. stayed at home to help stop slow the spread of the coronavirus.Hertz said all of its stores, along with its subsidiaries like Dollar, Thrifty, will remain open after the filing. All reservations, promotions, vouchers, etc. are expected to continue as usual, the company said.“With the severity of the COVID-19 impact on our business, and the uncertainty of when travel and the economy will rebound, we need to take further steps to weather a potentially prolonged recovery,” Hertz President and CEO Paul Stone said in a statement Friday. “Today’s action will protect the value of our business, allow us to continue our operations and serve our customers, and provide the time to put in place a new, stronger financial foundation to move successfully through this pandemic and to better position us for the future.”While travel is nowhere near normal levels, there is slight momentum towards a rebound as many states begin reopening. TSA screened 318,449 people on Thursday, the highest number of passengers since March 23. Compared to the same day last year, it is still down around 88% when the agency screened 2,673,635 people.5 a.m.: Missouri hair stylist ‘potentially directly exposed’ 84 clients to COVID-19A symptomatic hair stylist in Springfield, Missouri, may have exposed 84 clients and seven coworkers to the novel coronavirus over the course of eight days this month.The hair stylist had recently traveled within the Show-Me and, after returning to Springfield, gave haircuts at a Great Clips from May 12-20, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.“This scenario is well within our capacity for staff to contact trace and hopefully contain,” Clay Goddard, director of health for Springfield-Greene County, said at a news conference Friday. “But I’m going to be honest with you, we can’t have many more of these. We can’t make this a regular habit or our capability as a community will be strained and we will have to reevaluate what things look like going forward.”All potentially exposed individuals will be notified and offered testing, Goddard said. Officials are hoping for a minimal spread of COVID-19 from this incident because all parties concerned were wearing masks.He said as the state and local communities reopen, it’s important for citizens to realize the social responsibility they have to others. Don’t assume your slight cold or allergies are just that; make sure to get tested, Goddard said.If people don’t do this, it will put a strain on the local health care system and could force officials to rethink their economic reopening plans.“We are moving out of a phase where we took enormous sacrifice as a community. There are economic hardships as a result of that,” Goddard said Friday. “We’re in a new phase of this disease where we’re going to walk that tight rope between disease control and economic harm. If we are going to work sick and sharing this illness with others, that’s not a good approach.”Missouri Gov. Mike Parson lifted many of the state’s restrictions and its stay-at-home order on May 4.The state has more than 11,844 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with at least 677 deaths.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The feeding energetics of the Antarctic spiny plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus) were examined with respect to the effect of both ration size and animal size. Fish of different sizes were fed single meals at one of two ration levels (2.5% wet body mass and satiation) to determine the maximum aerobic scope that could be elicited by the specific dynamic action. The excretion rates of ammonia, urea, and fluorescamine-positive substances were also monitored. Neither fish size nor ration had any effect on the factorial aerobic scope of feeding, which suggests that cellular metabolic processes associated with feeding were satiated by relatively small meals. The factorial scope in ammonia excretion was affected by both ration and fish size, indicating that respiration and excretion respond to a meal independently. The duration of the specific dynamic action response (240-390 h) increased with fish size but not ration, whereas both the time to reach the peak oxygen consumption and the duration of the ammonia response increased with ration but not fish size. The percentage of the ingested energy that was expended following feeding (the specific dynamic action coefficient) was high at low rations (approximately 56%) but lower (roughly 10%) at satiation rations. This is because the absolute energetic cost of processing a meal was largely independent of meal size. The change in O:N ratios after feeding was very ration-dependent; at low rations, O:N ratios increased, whereas at satiation rations, the O:N ratios decreased.
December 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Weber State/Snow Head Basketball Coach Ron Abegglen Passes Away Written by Tags: Alaska-Anchorage/London Towers/Michigan State/NCAA Division II/NCAA Tournament/North Carolina/Paradise Golf Course/Ron Abegglen/Uintah High School/Weber State/Weber State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday, per an announcement from weberstatewildcats.com, former Weber State and Snow College men’s basketball coach Ron Abegglen passed away at the age of 81 Wednesday night.Abegglen coached the Wildcats from 1991-1999 and led the Wildcats to victories over #3 seed Michigan State in the 1995 NCAA Tournament as the #14 seed and a 1999 NCAA Tournament win over North Carolina, also as the #14 seed that year.All told, with the Wildcats, he posted a record of 152-83 (.646). His 152 wins are the third most in school history.He led the Wildcats to three Big Sky Conference titles, in 1994, 1995 and 1999.Abegglen was born in Vernal, Utah August 19, 1937 and enjoyed a coaching career that spanned over 40 years and never saw him experience a losing season.After graduating from Uintah High School, he had a four-year playing career at BYU.He then coached at Morgan High for 13 seasons and led the Trojans to a state 2-A championship in 1974 with a 26-0 record.Over the course of the next 10 seasons, Abegglen coached at Snow College and as an assistant and later as the head coach at NCAA Division II Alaska-Anchorage.After his tenure at Weber State, Abegglen coached two seasons for the London Towers of the British Basketball League after which he retired from coaching.Abegglen also worked as a golf professional at the Paradise Golf Course of Fillmore. He is survived by his children, Kirk, Kris, Kent and Sara.Funeral services are pending. Brad James
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 16GUNNISON, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field (22-44) as they celebrated a successful Senior Night by besting the North Sevier Wolves 61-52 Wednesday in Region 16 boys basketball action.The Bulldogs honored their five seniors, Creed Mogle, Braxton Sylvester, Austin Andrews-Zavatsky, Garrett Francis and Brandon Tucker, by giving them the start.Gunnison Valley was paced by the talents of Mogle (16 points, 6 rebounds, 5-8 from the field, 5-5 at the free throw line) and Sylvester (14 points, 5 assists, 6-12 from the field) in improving to 13-5 and 7-0 in Region 16 play.Marshall Okerlund led the Wolves in the loss with 19 points and 11 rebounds on 7-11 from the field. North Sevier fell to 8-10 and 2-5 in Region 16 play with the loss.The Bulldogs are next in action Friday at Duchesne for a 7:00 pm tip-off that can be heard on KMTI AM 650 and FM 95.1 as well as midutahradio.com.The Wolves return to action Friday at Monticello for a 7:00 pm tip-off.Region 14DELTA, Utah-Derek Smith led the way with 22 points and the Delta Rabbits routed Maeser Prep 61-39 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Thomas Vick had 11 points in the loss for the Lions.NEPHI, Utah-Ty Allred netted 15 points and the Juab Wasps pounded North Sanpete 77-47 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Landon Milne had 10 points in defeat for the Hawks.MANTI, Utah-Conner Christiansen stepped up with 17 points and the Manti Templars smacked Union 71-53 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Keaston Young’s 16 points led the Cougars in the loss.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Conner Crum and Ky Brown had 13 points apiece and the Beaver Beavers smoked Millard 62-39 in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Kael Myers netted 17 points and 7 boards in the loss for the Eagles.KANAB, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 28 points and 6 rebounds and the Kanab Cowboys bested Enterprise 63-51 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Tyler Hiatt had 15 points for the Wolves in defeat.Region 20ORDERVILLE, Utah-Casey Reck and Conner Chamberlain had 17 points apiece and the Valley Buffaloes edged Bryce Valley 55-52 in overtime Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Quadyn Tebbs’ game-high 19 points led the Mustangs in the loss.BICKNELL, Utah-Kelby Jessen stepped up with 25 points as the Piute Thunderbirds got past Wayne 68-58 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Tyrel Brian had 14 points in defeat for the Badgers.MILFORD, Utah-Charles Knudson’s 21 points led the way and the Water Canyon Wildcats downed Milford 57-55 Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Zach Sherwood led the Tigers in defeat with 20 points. Tags: Roundup Brad James Written by January 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/29