Intravenous Infusions Ltd. (IIL.gh) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL) was incorporated in 1969 and began operations in 1974 as the first pharmaceutical company producing intravenous fluids in Ghana. The main business activity of IIL is the production of intravenous infusions for therapeutic purposes. Intravenous infusion therapy, commonly called IV, refers to the administration of fluids, drugs, or blood directly into the circulatory system through a vein. Intravenous Infusions Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Livestock Feed Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Livestock Feed Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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4 penny shares for investors to consider in 2021

first_img In the UK, we usually find penny shares on London’s AIM stock exchange. They’re highly speculative investments with huge volatility. That makes them risky and they’re often illiquid, which means it’s difficult to get a fair price when trying to sell a shareholding. Of course, some excellent companies started out as penny shares, so it’s not all bad. The trick is to look for high-quality potential and a shareholder-focused management team. Here are four I’ve been considering.Argo BlockchainI covered the reasons for and against investing in this blockchain stock, Argo Blockchain last month. The £916m company mines for Bitcoin. As such, its shares rise and fall in line with the volatility of the number one cryptocurrency. However, its share price is down 16% since its all-time high in February. I’ll be avoiding this for now, because I think the cost in running its miners and staying competitive is prohibitive to its long-term growth potential.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…[email protected] CapitalFintech penny share [email protected] Capital helps its customers monetise their inventory. Its business model looks credible, its target market could be massive, and shareholder interest is high. But it raised a red flag in February when its shares were suspended at the company’s request. They’ve since been reinstated and investor interest has resumed. The £163m company posted a large £2.1m loss for the six months ended June 30, up from £113k in 2019. But most of that was incurred through its reverse merger with Abal Group, the formerly AIM-listed cash shell company that took [email protected] public. I see the company has growth potential, but until I better understand its outlook, I’m not tempted to invest.HSS HireConstruction company HSS Hire rents out tools and equipment to the industry. Its share price plummeted during 2020 but has been gradually climbing year-to-date. The pandemic hit the company hard. So, it now plans on closing 134 branches to concentrate on its online growth potential. However, the company has high debt and getting back on track is dependent on sales. If it can grow sustainably, then its share price could rocket, but it’s another speculative investment. I’m tempted by this one because it’s a recognised brand and construction is a sector that tends to thrive when recovering from an economic crisis. Nevertheless, it’s still risky.Eurasia MiningMining stocks are volatile at the best of times and penny shares in the mining industry are riskier than ever. This company saw its share price rise astronomically in 2020. Eurasia Mining has been publicly listed since 1996. And with its shares trading around 30p, it’s returned to levels unseen in 20 years. It remains a highly volatile investment, but mining stocks are hot now because many precious metals are necessary in the development of modern tech, such as batteries for electric vehicles.Eurasia mines for a mixture of palladium, platinum, rhodium, iridium, and gold. It suspended its shares in February 2020 but resumed trading in July, while simultaneously listing the company for sale. So far it hasn’t found a buyer as Covid-19 and travel restrictions are hindering the process. And whether it will find one willing to pay more than its current £800m market value remains to be seen. 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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Kirsteen owns Bitcoin. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Bitcoin. 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. Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 15th March, 2021 See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

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Bourgoin’s Alex Tulou smashes Stade Francais’ Dimitri Szarzewski

first_imgSunday Aug 15, 2010 Bourgoin’s Alex Tulou smashes Stade Francais’ Dimitri Szarzewski Alex Tulou is a name probably unknown to most, but from what I’ve read and what can be seen in this clip, we’ll no doubt be seeing more of the big Bourgoin loose forward in the not too distant future.This clip is a pretty short one, but it needs to be seen as the impact of the hit on French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski is absolutely massive. Tulou was playing in his first Top 14 game for his new club, having only be signed this year.He’s played for Wellington, Taranaki, and the Hurricanes in New Zealand and has been an impressive junior grade player. He’s still only 23 and weighs well over 110kg’s, while he can get around the park at quite some speed and impact, as you’ll see here in Bourgoin’s game against Stade Francais.Bourgoin lost the game heavily though, going down 43-12 to a far more powerful side. Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika got his reign underway in style with the convincing win. Hooker Szarzewski, despite taking this massive knock, scored a try, as did the newly mohawked centre Mathieu Bastareaud. If you like this post, please support RD by tweeting it or clicking Like, which will show up on your Facebook for your friends to see the link. You can also click on the Share button and choose your method there. Cheers! ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Boundary Street House / Chan Architecture

first_imgBoundary Street House / Chan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBoundary Street House / Chan Architecture Builder: Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeChan ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPort MelbourneAustraliaPublished on September 06, 2018Cite: “Boundary Street House / Chan Architecture” 06 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901383/boundary-street-house-chan-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt Photography+ 14Curated by María Francisca González Share Anthony Chan, Fauve Jacobs Architects: Chan Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Made Constructions Year:  CopyHouses•Port Melbourne, Australia Jonicha Consulting Engineers Photographs Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Caesarstone, Classic Ceramics, LOCKER GROUP, Masson for Light, Miele, Parisi, ROGER SELLER, Tait Flooring, The Lock & Handle, AWS, Bathroom fittings, Benchtop City, Bentons, Carpet, Door Hardware, E&S Trading
, Escenium HAUS, Normal Ellison Carpets, Paddy’s Bricks, +1Style Finish Design-1 Boundary Street House / Chan Architecture ArchDaily Building Surveyor:Nelson McDermottCity:Port MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Surrounded on all sides by neighboring properties, this site was unique in that it was irregular with a particularly wide frontage, with a mixture of houses on one side of the street with commercial and industrial buildings on the other.  Importantly, the existing house could be demolished and so we had the opportunity to design a new house from scratch, which is very rare for inner-city Port Melbourne.Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyThe brief was to design a striking, modern house that made the most of the small site and yet worked well with the existing streetscape. Our response was to start with materials that were prominent in the area – red brickwork, metal cladding and perforated sheet metal which we used in a unique manner.  Strong, angular lines were used in conjunction with recycled brickwork that made reference to the warehouse aesthetic prominent in this part of Port Melbourne. Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyThe façade was ‘peeled open’ via the use of perforated mesh exposing the steel structure beneath.  This created varying levels of transparency and privacy whilst allowing natural light into the entrance area.  Black sheet metal cladding completed the façade which made reference to the industrial aesthetic in the area whilst also providing contrast and texture. The entrance alcove, combined with the stairs and the hallway, forms the spine of the house, connecting the main living spaces with the sleeping areas upstairs. Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyThis circulation area is filled with light, with the combination of the perforated mesh screening and timber balustrade creating constantly changing light effects on the interior. This circulation space then narrows down the hallway which then opens up to a playroom and dining area which has been designed around the north facing a courtyard which allows light into the living spaces throughout the year.  The kitchen is characterized by clean lines and subtle angles, with the ceiling punctuated by a strip skylight above.Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyIn warmer months the dual stacker sliding doors open the living spaces into the courtyard area that expands the sense of space.  The first floor sits above the playroom and dining area which is evidenced by the angled bulkhead, which steps up in the living room and kitchen, increasing the sense of space. In the bathrooms, we selected white subway tiles with contrasting black fixtures, shelves, and joinery to further emphasize the warehouse aesthetic throughout the house.Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Phirun Proiprai (Falling Rain) Dormitory / Rural Development Workshop UniversitySelected ProjectsGrimshaw Creates Tiny House Prototype to Address Australia’s Housing CrisisArchitecture News Share Projects Lead Architects: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901383/boundary-street-house-chan-architecture Clipboard Area:  239 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Australialast_img read more

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Google offers $10 million to fund five good ideas to change the world

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Google offers $10 million to fund five good ideas to change the world Google is offering up to $10 million to finance new ideas that will “change the world by helping as many people as possible.” Project 10100 is Google’s way of celebrating its 10th anniversary.The competition is open only to individuals but you can submit on idea on behalf of your company, charity or organisation. Google points out, however, that it can’t guarantee that the organisation will be selected to implement the idea if it is chosen.The Google Blog suggests “Maybe the answer that helps somebody is in your head, in something you’ve observed, some notion that you’ve been fiddling with, some small connection you’ve noticed, some old way of doing something that you’ve seen with new eyes”.The competition offers a great opportunity for publicising a charity and its ideas. Broadcaster CNN will be covering the project, including profiles of ideas and the people who submit them from around the world.Categories in the competition include community, opportunity, energy, environment, health and shelter.Ideas must be submitted by 20 October 2008. The public will be invited to vote on the shortlisted ideas from 27 January 2009 and Google will fund up to five ideas.www.project10tothe100.com Howard Lake | 29 September 2008 | News 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.last_img read more

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Government announces intention to expand dormant assets scheme

first_img  462 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The Government is seeking views on its intention to expand the dormant assets scheme from bank and building society accounts to also cover insurance, investment and wealth management, and securities products.Since its 2011 launch, over £600 million has been redistributed to good causes, with 30 organisations, including all major high street banks, voluntarily transferring dormant funds into the scheme. Over £400 million has been used to establish Big Society Capital, while in March 2019, Fair4All Finance was established with an allocation of £55 million to support the financial wellbeing of vulnerable people. The Youth Futures Foundation was also allocated £90 million to help unemployed, disadvantaged young people across the country into jobs.The Government is now launching a consultation on its plans to expand the scheme. The public consultation follows an industry-led report that made a series of recommendations on how to broaden the current scheme beyond bank and building society accounts.The Government is consulting on expanding the scheme to the following sectors:Insurance and pensionsInvestment and wealth managementSecuritiesAssets proposed to be within the scope of the expansion include:Dormant insurance policy proceedsDormant share proceedsDormant unit proceedsDormant distributions and proceeds from investment assetsOther dormant security distributionsCustomers will always be able to reclaim the same amount they would have had if their assets were never transferred, as they do in the current scheme, and companies would continue to participate on a voluntary basis.Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “The dormant assets scheme is making a real difference to people across the nation. This includes helping to tackle youth unemployment, addressing financial exclusion and growing the social investment market. That’s why we are now seeking views on expanding the scheme to include even more unclaimed assets, in a way that continues to protect customers whilst potentially unlocking millions more pounds for good causes.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Government announces intention to expand dormant assets scheme  461 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 21 February 2020 | News Tagged with: dormant accounts Financelast_img read more

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Communist youth organizing in Lugansk today

first_imgOctober 29 was the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Young Communist League, or Komsomol. To mark the occasion, Anna Brekhova, leader of the Lugansk Komsomol, spoke about their work today in the Lugansk People’s Republic. Along with Donetsk, Lugansk broke away from Ukraine after the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev in 2014. The Ukrainian government has waged war and imposed an economic blockade against them ever since.This interview originally appeared at LeftInform.net. It was translated and edited for publication by Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield.Anna Brekhova at Victory Day parade in Lugansk, May 9.Anna, for many people the word “Komsomol” is associated with Soviet youth. But no matter how bright the memories of that time are, it’s gone. No Soviet Union, no Komsomol. Or is there? I would say that the Komsomol familiar to many is no more. It’s no longer a huge organization, which brings together hundreds of thousands of boys and girls. We must understand that in the Soviet times, when the power rested with the Communist Party, its youth wing, in fact, was built into the state system. And the goals and objectives of the Komsomol were appropriate — education, leisure, personality formation — to support the desired course of the party in the future, thus ensuring the continuity of generations.Today, we do not live in a socialist, but a capitalist world. And it is logical that in any unjust system, there will always be people who will band together to fight for justice and people’s rights. Leftist ideas will never die — regardless of whether the left forces are in power, in opposition or in hiding. But the content, of course, will be different.In the capitalist world, leftist organizations are associations of like-minded fighters, those who want to change the world for the better, who are ready to act, ready to fight in a variety of conditions. That is the modern Komsomol. It is not about getting any privilege. It unites the single voice of protest with other voices into a powerful force, which is capable of changing something and achieving something.You speak clearly and correctly, but still there is some sense of dissonance. Are today’s youth even interested in politics? In the age of Instagram and Pokémon Go — what can the Komsomol offer to attract young people to its ranks?Let’s not forget that young people have always been the most intransigent, the most demanding part of the society. This is common to most young people. Being a perfectionist and, in the words of Che Guevara, demanding the impossible. But at the same time, young people are always modern, if I may say so.It’s a mistake to believe that a member of the Komsomol in the 21st century is going to be a replica of the young revolutionaries of 1917. Instead of libraries, we have the Internet; instead of books, smartphones; instead of yard games — Pokémon Go, for example. In 1917, the older generation also did not understand young people, considering their hobbies strange.But in the age of information technology, only the form has changed. It’s not so important where we get information, what kind of music we listen to, and what groups we join on social media. Inside the modern Komsomol are the same kind people, with a keen sense of injustice and the general crisis, people who are alien to the idea of “suffering in silence.”Anna, your organization works in the LPR. What issues concern young people in the Republic? Our youth had many problems even before 2014. And since the war, they have not disappeared. On the contrary, they’ve been worsened by war and postwar hardships. Employment, the size of salaries and scholarships, the possibility of buying a home, assistance payments for children, high prices — this is a list of problems that confront young people today.On the one hand, of course, admission to universities is now better. On the other hand, much of the teaching staff left, and there was no influx of new educators to take their place. It’s logical that this will affect the quality of the educational process. The same with jobs. On the one hand, many experts left the region. There is an urgent need to replace them with young specialists, graduates of universities and colleges. But because of the difficult economic situation of the Republic, some of these young professionals prefer to become migrant workers leaving for Russia.The two-year-old Republic has very few resources, of course, for public education. As for the last two years of your work — has it been long enough to see results? I think we can already see certain results. Especially because we have not started our work from scratch. The Komsomol is 98 years old. The Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine became the successor of the Komsomol, and we, in turn, became inheritors of the Ukrainian Komsomol. Thus, we have nearly a century of history and the experience of many generations behind us.Of course, the last two years were very difficult, but this also made the period doubly valuable to us.We’ve built our work on two fronts. The first is direct work in the Republic, aimed at alleviating the plight of our fellow countrymen, which they suffer due to the war and economic blockade. So, our organizations throughout the country actively supported the “Books in the Service of Peace” campaign, during which we collected several thousand books and textbooks. We handed them over to school libraries in Lugansk and other cities of the Republic.In the spring, we always carry out the traditional voluntary work, landscaping parks, planting trees along the avenues, taking care of the monuments of Soviet history. In the period of active hostilities, Komsomol members helped with the delivery of humanitarian supplies and their distribution, and collected aid for the purchase of medicines for seniors and low-income residents.We realize that the lion’s share of our region’s problems cannot be solved here, from inside. While the Minsk peace process is unfinished, while the truce is constantly violated by Ukraine, and the Republic is under siege — a lot will depend on the work of our representatives in the international arena. And this is connected to the second area of our work.We are doing everything possible to break through the information blockade around Donbass and bring the truth about our life to the world. For example, I recently had the opportunity to tell the participants of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights conference about how the civilians of the Republic survived when they came under shelling during the active phase of hostilities in Donbass. This year we are holding the action “Children of Donbass Write for Peace,” in which letters in defense of peace from the youngest residents of Donbass will be brought to the United Nations.In 2015, the Komsomol was one of the organizers of the Donbass International Forum, “Anti-Fascism, Internationalism, Solidarity,” which was held in Alchevsk. In addition, we have established and maintain an active relationship with the youth organizations of the left in Russia and Europe. We welcome their representatives and send our delegations to meet and work together.And what can you say about the immediate tasks that you set for yourself? What are your plans? We will finish the current campaign to collect children’s letters and give them to the U.N. And on our agenda is the work of the Organizing Committee for the participation of our delegation to the Sochi festival, which the World Federation of Democratic Youth will hold in 2017. At the festival, we are planning to raise the issues of youth in the unrecognized republics. We have already submitted the relevant proposals to the organizers. And, of course, we must celebrate the coming anniversaries — the anniversary of the Young Communist League and the Great October Socialist Revolution.By the way — how will the Komsomol celebrate the anniversary of your organization?We have planned a number of activities. Solemn meetings will be held in major cities of the Republic, dedicated to the history of the Komsomol movement. It will be a meeting of Young Communists of different generations — from the period of the Great Patriotic War up to the present.We also plan to hold a video conference with friends from Russia, Ukraine and Europe. They, too, will be celebrating this date — of course, under different conditions. We cannot compare the almost underground situation of the Komsomol in Ukraine today with the situation of their comrades. But including them in this day is important for us, to share words of encouragement, to experience our unity. After all, in all different countries, we have one great common cause.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ag Bankers Staying with Farmers in 2017

first_img SHARE Previous articleGIPSA Proposals Delayed 60 DaysNext articleIndiana Ag and Legislators Trying to Tweak Grain Laws Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jan 27, 2017 Facebook Twitter Ag Bankers Staying with Farmers in 2017Warren Graeff, SVP Agricultural banking with PNC BankAs producers work through their financial plans for 2017, most agricultural lenders are sticking with their farmer customers even though the balance sheets are not looking any better. Warren Graeff, SVP Agricultural banking with PNC Bank, says, for the most part, things will be a little better in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, he admits it is still going to be a very tight year, “Better yields in 2016 and a slight improvement in prices has improved farmer optimism and has made the loan renewal process a bit better.”Graeff says, despite a lack of working capital for many producers, most lenders are willing to back growers and find a way to keep farming in 2017, “We have had some of our clients who have not had adequate liquidity and working capital going into a production year, but we have worked with them to restructure some debt. Some have voluntarily sold some assets, so at this point in time in our portfolio we are not seeing a major amount of stress among our clients.”Making things more difficult will be an increase in interest rates. We have already seen one hike this year, and several more are expected. Graeff says this will be a serious issue for some farmers, “Particularly those who have a leverage position that would be a great than 50% debt to asset ratio, that interest expense can increase and cause more of a problem and hurt cash flow.” He added that this could become an even bigger problem for 2018, especially if earnings are not good in 2017.Graeff says, despite an increasing need for credit by farmers, there will be enough lenders willing to work with farmers in 2017. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Bankers Staying with Farmers in 2017 Ag Bankers Staying with Farmers in 2017last_img read more

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High Court suspends expulsion of Post editorialist

first_img News ZambiaAfrica The High Court in Lusaka suspended the expulsion of British writer and editorialist for The Post, Roy Clarke, late on 5 January. January 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High Court suspends expulsion of Post editorialist Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days Clarke, a writer, publishes an editorial in The Post every Thursday. Married to a Zambian, he has lived and worked in the country for more than 30 years. His editorials, entitled, “The Spectator” are political and socio-economic satires on contemporary Zambian society. Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa The High Court in Lusaka suspended the expulsion of British writer and editorialist for The Post, Roy Clarke, late on 5 January. However the charge of insulting President Mwanawasa remains and is to be investigated at a date not yet made public.—————————————-05.01.2004Government orders expulsion of British-born writer who criticised presidentReporters Without Borders strongly condemned as “disproportionate and unjustified” the expulsion of British-born editorialist Roy Clarke (photo) of the independent Zambian daily, The Post, who was given 24 hours to leave the country for having “insulted” president Mwanawasa.Clarke, who was ordered out on 5 January, wrote a weekly satirical leader article in the Lusaka-based independent daily. to go further March 12, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Zambiacenter_img Receive email alerts News Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more The secretary general at the interior ministry, Peter Mumba, said Clarke’s offence was to have written an editorial in The Post on 1 January, based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It referred to members of the government as animals in the African jungle and the president by the name “Mawelewe”, which in local dialect means “idiot”. March 29, 2020 Find out more ZambiaAfrica Organisation RSF_en “Mr Clarke’s article which was very critical of Zambian leaders could never justify expulsion from the country,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, urging the government to immediately lift the expulsion order.”The argument that he ‘insulted’ President Levy Mwanawasa is unacceptable because it allows heavy penalties to be imposed for the slightest disagreeable remark about the head of state,” he said. “Since he came to power in 2002, the head of state has kept the national media in check by making use of the press law that strongly penalises the authors of articles that criticise him. Now he attacks a foreign journalist by banishing him from the country to silence him,” he added.last_img read more

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