Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Agen back-rower Luke Hamilton opens up about life in France, battling relegation and how the Top 14 compares to the Pro12 On the ball: Agen’s Welsh flanker Luke Hamilton in action against Bordeaux-Begles. Photo: Getty Images I’m out of contract at the end of this season but I’d like to stay in France, preferably in the Top 14. I feel that if I go home I could end up back in the same position as before, doing it for the sake of doing it rather than really enjoying my rugby, which I am here.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Top 14 strugglers Agen haven’t had much to cheer this season but they do lead the field in one area – individual tackles made. Former Cardiff Blues back-rower Luke Hamilton had totted up 184 tackles by the end of February in 12 league appearances, and his performance in Agen’s defeat of La Rochelle last month won him a place in Midi Olympique‘s XV of the weekend. Rugby World spoke to Hamilton to hear how life in France is treating him…Were you aware you’re the top tackler in the Top 14?I’d been told about four weeks into the season I was, but I didn’t know I was still up there. But my shoulder is certainly feeling the effects. I’ve never made so many tackles in a season.Why did you move to Agen in 2014?The option of going to France came up and it was the good time to go. I’m young and had no family to take with me, so I thought I would give it a go. I went down to Agen, who were then in ProD2, talked to them and they said they saw me as a big part of the team and I thought I’d take a risk and go, rather than staying in Wales and only playing half-a-dozen games in a season.Was it hard to leave the Blues?I was out of contract (at the end of 2013-14). The season before I’d played a lot of games and then the year after I played only once before Christmas. I don’t know why. There was no communication. So I thought it was time to move on. I didn’t kick up a fuss. There’s not really much you can do because whatever you say isn’t going to change minds six months into the season.Slide show: Luke Hamilton scores for Cardiff Blues in a 2012 LV= Cup game. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat was your initial impression of Agen?When I first came to have a look I thought it was a joke. The airport at Agen is one room and I was sitting in a chair in this room waiting. Opposite me were a group of people staring at me. I’d just shaved my hair so I don’t think they recognised me. Luckily Philippe Sella (Agen’s director of rugby) was one of the men and I recognised him so introductions were made. Philippe, who’s a really nice guy, showed me round and explained everything.Did you settle in okay?I was lucky that Denis Fogarty, the ex-Munster hooker, was at the club when I arrived. Without him I would have been stuck but he helped with everything. He also got me my most important thing – Sky television!Are you fluent in French now?In the first year we had three hours of French a week but it was a bit like being back at school. Then I was recommended an old couple, who used to give lessons to overseas players at the club. They’ve now become almost a second family, and me and Taylor Paris (Agen’s Canadian wing) have supper with this couple two or three times a week. It’s a great opportunity to talk French and also eat some lovely French cuisine.Last season you won most matches; this season it’s the reverse. How does that affect the mindset?Personally, playing last season in the ProD2, there were some weeks you’d turn up, not really play well and still win by 30 points. In the Top 14 if we don’t play our best we lose by 50 points. I see it as a challenge and I prefer playing tough games each week than going out to play a game that’s pretty much already won before you’ve gone on the field.Going up: Taylor Paris celebrates after Agen secured promotion from ProD2 last year. Photo: Getty ImagesHow does the Top 14 differ from the ProD2? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the ProD2 you have a couple of quick games but it’s more running straight and hard. The Top14 is another level and I was quite shocked at first by the speed of the games. My first game was at Grenoble, which was very quick, but the Toulouse match the week after was even quicker. It was very hot and I’ve never felt so sick after a match. I was ill for about three days. Another difference is that in the ProD2, in a ruck, you’re always thinking to protect your face because they seem to get away with a lot more than in the Top 14.Have you noticed a different approach to home and away matches in France?Last season (in ProD2) there were some away games where our attitude was: ‘We’re not going to win here, don’t worry about it’. I found that a bit bizarre. This season it’s different because if we’re to survive we need to try to get something from each match.What’s the atmosphere like at away games compared to back home?It’s harder to win away in France because of the atmosphere at away matches. I didn’t think it could make such an impact but you get crowds of 10,000 here who can generate the noise of three times that number. People warn you about it but until you’ve actually experienced it you don’t know what it’s like. My first away game last season was in Perpignan and it was Henry Tuilagi’s first game back for them. He got the ball from the kick-off and went on a run. I couldn’t get over the noise. But it’s good, I enjoy it far more than some matches back home when you look around and think, ‘There’s hardly anyone here!’Vocal support: Agen fans in full voice. Photo: Getty ImagesCan Agen avoid the drop?We believe we can. There have been one or two games when we haven’t turned up but most matches we’ve been in them for long periods but just haven’t managed to close them out. We have to stay positive.What’s the difference in style between the Pro12 and the Top 14?Firstly, it’s more structured in the Pro12 with everyone knowing what they are doing. In France anything can happen. Secondly, it’s more physical in France. There are some huge packs and when we played Toulon I couldn’t get over the size of their scrum. So often what happens in the Top 14 is that for the first 50 minutes it’s very physical with a lot of collisions. Then it begins to open up because they don’t spend so much time on fitness over here.Any other differences?I’ve found in France I am always fresh for the game, whereas sometimes at home we did so much training during the week I went into matches feeling tired and with sore legs. Here, it’s all about getting the result from the game, so your body isn’t as battered during the week. Another thing is the changing room huddle before going out onto the pitch. They (Agen forwards) headbutt each other. When we played Racing this year our prop split both eyebrows in the huddle. When I first came here I was warned about the huddle and advised: ‘Sit down, don’t stand up’!Wrapped up: Agen lost 38-13 to Racing 92 at the weekend. Photo: Getty ImagesYou’ve played across the back row this year. Do you have a preference?I’m best suited to playing seven in France. There are some huge No 8s in the Top 14, some 140kg boys, and the six isn’t far behind in size. Back home the seven is more the dogged, get-the-ball type but here it’s almost like a six and a half and that suits me.What does the future hold?
26 total views, 1 views today 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. The donations will help the DEC’s 13 Member Agencies provide emergency aid in Pakistan where 4.5 million people have already been affected and flood waters are still spreading. So far DEC members and their partners have helped 300,000 survivors, providing emergency medical care, clean water, food and shelter.Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of the DEC said: “Once again, the generosity of the British public has been fantastic. This money will have a significant affect where it is needed most”.Donations to the DEC Pakistan appeal can be made via the 24 hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, online, by mobile (by donating £5 by texting the word GIVE to 70707), over the counter at any post office or high street bank, or by sending a cheque.The DEC is encouraging people to stay up to date with developments in Pakistan, the emergency response and the fundraising efforts by following the charity on Twitter and Facebook.www.dec.org.uk Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 August 2010 | News Tagged with: DEC Individual giving Research / statistics DEC Pakistan floods appeal raises £2.5m in 12 hours The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Pakistan Floods Appeal has raised £2.5 million within 12 hours of the first television appeals being broadcast on the evening of 5 August.The ITV and BBC TV appeals were presented by actor Art Malik, who was born in Pakistan, and John McCarthy, journalist and former British hostage in Lebanon.
New email alerts for changes to Codes of Fundraising Practice 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. Howard Lake | 30 March 2011 | News Members of the Institute of Fundraising can now keep up to date with changes made to the Codes of Fundraising Practice with a new email alert service.Subscribers to the free service will receive updates on changes to the Codes, Code working party recruitment opportunities, Codes consultations, the launches of new Codes, and any other major changes to the Codes, or to fundraising that will have a major impact on the Codes.Sarah Tirrell, Policy and Codes of Practice Manager at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “It is very important that fundraisers have a method to guarantee they are made aware ofchanges made to the Codes, especially now when the public is looking to the charity sector to fill the voids left by public sector cuts. However, increased demands and limited resources mean fundraisers have less time than ever before to research changes that may affect their work. This new Codes alert service will ensure the fundraising profession is kept up to date on our sector’s agreed standards.”Institute of Fundraising members who wish to receive the alerts should email [email protected] Tagged with: Digital Institute of Fundraising Law / policy 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 27 January 2017 | News He added that, during the partnership, there has been “a welcome upward trend in population numbers of black grouse across RSPB reserves in northern Scotland’. Indeed, the charity will be focusing more on southern Scotland where the black grouse numbers are in sharp decline. 203 total views, 1 views today Whisky brand The Famous Grouse has now raised £600,000 for the RSPB’s conservation work for endangered grouse species throughout the UK.The partnership was established in 2008 when the company launched a new whisky, The Black Grouse. It undertook to generate funds to help the RSPB save the new whisky’s feathered namesake by donating 50p from the sale of each bottle.At that time, the birds were on the UK Red List of Species of Conservation Concern and listed as a priority on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. They were also included on the Scottish Government’s Species Action Framework.The partnership reached the £100,000 mark in 2010, and the original three-year partnership was extended.(l-r) Alison Connelly, Head of Funding Development at RSPB and Suzy Smith, Marketing Director for The Famous GrouseLast year the Black Grouse whisky was renamed The Famous Grouse Smoky Black and the company extended its partnership to the whole of it portfolio of whiskies, including the latest addition, The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold.The Famous Grouse “has been the best-selling whisky in the home of Scotch whisky, Scotland since 1980” and is exported to over 100 countries.Grouse numbers recoveringBlack grouse. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)Stuart Housden, Director RSPB Scotland said:“The primary cause of the decline in black grouse is degradation and fragmentation of their moorland and woodland habitats. Donations from The Famous Grouse have helped improve grouse habitats across 85,000 acres of nature reserve land, supported the planting of 185,000 native trees and the mowing of 30 hectares of heather.“The fund has also helped purchase the Crannach nature reserve; a woodland and upland area on Deeside and within the Cairngorms National Park.” Advertisement 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. Whisky company to hold world’s largest pub quiz for Help the Heroes (November 2012) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: alcohol corporate Research / statistics 204 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 The Famous Grouse raises £600k for RSPB
By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2013 Bob Kraft Recounts 23 years as Farm Bureau Lobbyist Listen to the complete interviewAudio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/09/kraft.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Home News Feed Bob Kraft Recounts 23 years as Farm Bureau Lobbyist Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleReports now Surfacing of Some Lower Indiana YieldsNext articleTC Huffman Talks Harvest in Eastern Indiana Gary Truitt For the past 23 years, Bob Kraft has been the chief lobbyist for Indiana Farm Bureau the Statehouse. This week Kraft is ending his career. Indiana agriculture was a lot different in 1990 when Kraft first took over as the Public Policy Director for Indiana Farm Bureau. Over the years, he has been the face and voice of agriculture at the state capitol
Bach Hong Quyen, who has lived in Bangkok since May 2017, has been in hiding ever since the police came and questioned him at his home on 1 March. He fears that he could be arrested at any moment and deported back to Vietnam although his refugee status is guaranteed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). March 15, 2019 Thailand urged to respect Vietnamese blogger’s refugee status “Repatriation” News Nhat was probably abducted by Vietnamese agents with the complicity of the local authorities, fuelling fears that other Vietnamese journalists who have fled their country could suffer the same fate. Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News VietnamThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedCitizen-journalistsUnited Nations “We urge the Thai government to respect the status of Bach Hong Quyen and his family as refugees and to stop intimidating Quyen in any way,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Aside from the obligation to respect the fundamental rights of an individual whose only crime was to have informed his compatriots, Thailand’s credibility on the international stage is stake.” Quyen is well known for his investigative reporting on environmental issues, speaking on media outlets that broadcast in Vietnamese from abroad. In particular, he raised questions about the responsibility of certain Vietnamese officials in a marine environmental disaster resulting from a toxic spill from a steel plant owned by the Taiwanese firm Formosa. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Bach Hong Quyen’s refugee status is guaranteed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees since 29 November 2017 (File photo – Facebook). Accused by the Vietnamese authorities of disturbing public order, Quyen hopes to obtain asylum for himself and his family in Canada and is currently registered with Canada’s refugee reinstallation programme. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Thailand is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, while Vietnam has Southeast Asia’s lowest ranking – 175th. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists VietnamThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedCitizen-journalistsUnited Nations RSF_en Thailand was once a refuge for journalists persecuted by the region’s most repressive regimes but, under the current government headed by Gen. Prayut, it has on several occasions been complicit in the “repatriation” of journalists to the countries where they were wanted. to go further News Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more The victims have included Yang Jiefei, a Chinese cartoonist arrested in 2015, and Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher who was abducted in 2015 while on vacation in Thailand. Both ended up in Chinese prisons. Nhat, the Vietnamese blogger who disappeared seven weeks ago, has not yet “reappeared” in a Vietnamese prison. Following a Thai police raid two weeks ago on the home of Bach Hong Quyen, a Vietnamese blogger who fled his country and currently lives in Bangkok, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears that the Thai authorities could allow Vietnamese agents to abduct Quyen and urges them to respect his UN-guaranteed status as a political refugee. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News The day after Quyen helped fellow Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat to apply for the same refugee status at the UNHCR office in Bangkok, Nhat mysteriously disappeared while in a Bangkok shopping mall on 26 January. June 2, 2021 Find out more
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Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians) WASHINGTON, D.C.–Police reform should have already happened, says Sen. Mike Braun. He says lawmakers, particularly Republicans, are woefully behind on the matter. Braun is supporting a bill in the Senate that would likely eliminate choke holds, reforming qualified immunity for police officers and eliminating no-knock warrants.Those three issues are some of the commonalities with the Democrat-supported House version of police reform, which Braun said he did not believe would pass.“All of this to me is common sense for those of us that believe deeply in the Constitution, which means that in anything there should be transparency, accountability,” said Braun in a Wednesday morning conference call with reporters.”Braun said he believes Democrats are going to far in demanding an end to qualified immunity, which protects police officers from consequences under the law, unless they’ve been grossly incompetent or clearly violated someone’s rights. Braun believes that doctrine should be reformed, not eliminated.“I am gonna introduce a bill after the Republican package gets introduced, that is about reforming qualified immunity,” he said. “This is a bill that does not eliminate qualified immunity because that has no chance of getting any support among Republicans.”He said the modified version would still protect cops from frivolous lawsuits.While the Republican “Justice Act”, would address some points already addressed in Pres. Trump’s executive order, it would also make money available for body cams and create a commission ton study conditions faced by black men and boys in America. The bill has been put together in part, by Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the only black Republican senator.“Here police reform goes deep into how unions have been involved at protecting bad actors, and you don’t unravel that quickly,” said Braun.The bill is being criticized as not hard enough, with some of the provisions stopping short of being mandates.Braun said he hopes Republicans will work to get it through the Senate by the July recess. He said he believes it has the best chance of any legislation, and that it is regrettable it took the deaths of George Floyd and Rashard Brooks to serve as a catalyst to bring enough attention to the matter.“This is fairly simple. When a Civil Right is violated, that is ensconced in our Bill of Rights and throughout the Constitution. This is to say that can’t happen.” For Braun, that makes it a federal matter, though he believes in small government.“I view this a little differently in that it gets to the basic foundation of our Constitutional rights,” he said.He criticized Republicans in Congress for not being out front on issues like health care, the environment and police reform, which he said may come from an instinct for less governmental involvement on such matters.“When it comes to concies, clear things that make sense to most people, we should be out front, not coming from behind.” Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook By Network Indiana – June 17, 2020 2 283 WhatsApp Sen. Braun: Police reform should have already happened Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMichigan City man, 90, arrested for suspected child molestationNext articleIndiana announces better access to funds, grants for small businesses Network Indiana WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews