Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileEvans Medical Plc is a consumer and pharmaceutical company in Nigeria that manufactures and sells a range of over-the-counter, prescriptive pharmaceutical products and nutraceuticals (health) products. The company produces products for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria, infections, asthma, ulcers, hypertension, diabetes, colds and flu and erectile dysfunction. Evans Medical also produces a health products, vitamins and minerals, topical preparations and haematinics blood forming preparations. Established in 1954 and formerly known as Glaxo Nigeria Plc, the company changed is name to Evans Medical Plc in 1994. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Evans Medical Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Constance La Gaiete Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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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. ‘Coronavirus shares’ are issued by companies facing increased demand due to Covid-19. It’s worth asking if these coronavirus shares are a bubble or an opportunity? To figure this out, we have to consider a few factors. First of all, what sectors do these companies operate in?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…SectorsLet’s start with medical firms. They have been really popular among investors since the beginning of the pandemic, which has very sadly affected so many people. I am sure all of us have seen plenty of headlines about the need for a Covid-19 vaccine. The largest UK firm working on one is AstraZeneca. However, this is not just about a vaccine. How about coronavirus tests? One of the companies producing them is Novacyt. It’s quite a small company but its stock has surged to new highs because of soaring sales. But don’t just think of medicine. As we all know, high tech shares have surged all over the world due to most people’s self-isolation. Some of the most popular FTSE 100 shares are Ocado and Just Eat. Both of these firms deliver food, which is a really popular service nowadays. Some experts believe that the pandemic made many people change their habits forever. That is, they will still keep ordering meals for the sake of convenience. Coronavirus shares – an opportunity?I’d argue that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Some analysts argue that there won’t be a major second lockdown simply because many countries cannot afford it. However, if Covid-19 gets completely out of control, governments might be forced to enact stricter measures. This is more likely to happen if an effective vaccine doesn’t get invented until 2021. It would indeed be a catastrophe for the global economy. At the same time, it will give quite a boost to coronavirus shares.In my view, this scenario is quite probable but I wouldn’t rely on it too much. After all, many coronavirus stocks trade at really high multipliers. So, it seems to me that the stock market is already pricing in the possibility of a second lockdown. A bubble?I know it sounds obvious but all depends on a particular company’s fundamentals. Never forget that ‘all passes and this too shall pass’. The current situation will pass sooner or later. So, if a stock shines just because of the pandemic, it’s not worth your money.How would I pick coronavirus shares?I’d focus on the following criteria when choosing coronavirus stocks. First, it’s essential to only choose profitable companies. I don’t just mean companies that only managed to make a profit once. They should ideally have a long history of rising profits. Then, these companies should also pay dividends and raise them year after year. Last but not least, ‘good’ firms should also have clean balance sheets. How do you know if the company has a sound balance sheet? Well, without checking too many things, you can look at the company’s credit ratings. These are issued by S&P Global, Moody’s, and Fitch. Good companies have a rating of A and above. These agencies also give reasons for assigning a particular rating, and I think it’s essential to read these explanations. And yes, there are Footsie companies that fulfil these requirements. Image source: Getty Images
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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Image source: Getty Images. Pharmaceutical stock Futura Medical (LSE: FUM) has risen 65% today as I write. This follows quick regulatory progress for its treatment in the past few days. This sounds promising. However, I do think it is important to figure out if the news is as good as it sounds on the surface. And following from there, if the company can sustain its share price increase. 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…Regulatory progress The impetus for the share price increase was an agreement between the US Food and Drug Administration and Futura Medical. A clinical study of its erectile dysfunction treatment (MED3000) has to now be conducted. This is one step forward for the company in obtaining regulatory approval from the country.This release follows a recommendation for approval by an EU body last week. This would allow MED3000 to be sold over-the-counter in the region. An EU approval will allow fast-track reviews in countries in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It could then become quickly available in these countries too. Capturing market shareFutura Medical’s treatment targets a treatment with growing demand. It is estimated that the erectile dysfunction drugs market will grow at a compounded annual rate of 5% between 2019 and 2026. I think this suggests that MED3000 could capture some of the market share of the growing segment, especially as Pfizer’s Viagra patent ended in 2020. This gives more pharmaceutical companies an opportunity to bring in their own version of erectile dysfunction treatments. At the same time, it also means more competition. In other words, MED3000 may or may not succeed, like any other Viagra substitute that is entering the market. Cannabis-based treatmentsBut Futura Medical has other treatments in the pipeline too. One of these is TPR100, an anti-inflammatory gel. It has conducted clinical studies and is currently awaiting regulatory authorisation in the UK. Interestingly, it is also developing cannabis-based treatments. Medical cannabis companies have recently started listing on the London Stock Exchange to much investor interest. In a joint venture with CBDerma Technology, the AIM-listed company will bring in its patented technology, DermaSys, for CBD treatment delivery through skin. No revenuesFutura Medical’s products and technology sound promising, but I think it is important to keep in mind that its revenues have been erratic over time. In the last two full years for which financial information is available – 2018 and 2019 – the company reported little by way of revenue. While things can change in the future, it does indicate that we do not know how they will turn out. Besides, it is loss-making too, as would be expected. What I’d do nowI think the stock has potential but it is also high risk, especially after the sudden and sharp rise in its share price. I reckon it will come off from here so I would not like to consider buying it now. As and when it gets the approvals for distribution for MED3000, I will take a look at the Futura Medical share again. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyRecently, I’ve hit a bit of a crossroads when it comes to my emotional and mental health. Generally, when I am at that point, I’ll start to look for things that I find inspirational to help turn this frame of mind around. Unfortunately, I am struggling with that, so I am going to use the column this week to call on the readers for help.A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about Candy’s Cat’s Inc. that highlighted the wonderful things that they do for Apopka and the surrounding communities. My idea was to showcase area organizations, businesses, or people that do positive things for the folks of our area every couple of weeks or so. I’m now looking to move the weekly focus of my columns to that idea. I have direction for next week’s column, a community organization who helps with the needs of homeless people but going beyond that, I would like to ask those who read these to give me some ideas on topics for future columns. I’ve lived in Apopka for 6 years, however I’m still not completely familiar with our entire area. So, if you know of or are inspired by something that you find to be a positive source in our community then please comment below this article or email me at [email protected] Include the name of the place or person, and anything else you can provide to help with my researching process such as examples of their kindness, websites, or people to interview. I will read each comment or email and will make a list of all suggestions. I plan on this being a continuing series so there’s no limit to submitting ideas/places for me to write about.I for one am constantly worried about the current state of our society. With all the violence and other negative influences, we see unfold through newscasts and the like, it’s easy for me to find myself losing faith in the world we’re raising our children in. However, I am finding that when I learn of something good or people doing good things, that loss of faith isn’t as overwhelming. There are examples of hope for our future in the people of this area. Every day we see that so it’s my goal to shine a light on the positivity. Not only will writing and learning about those situations help my overall outlook but maybe it will help those who share my concern. So, I’m looking for inspiration…… Who’s got some? God bless and have a wonderful week.Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. M M Moore Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear To Don LindseyIf you are looking for inspiration check out Next Step Ministry at Apopka’s First Baptist Church on Monday nights at 5:30 when 40-45 volunteers gather for prayer and instructions before serving a hot meal to the 40-50 homeless or needy. Our goals are to help them take the next step toward changing their circumstances, to let them know there is hope, and that there are those who care about them. Most of all that there is One who loves them so much that He gave His life that they might have an abundant life forever.This ninetyfour year old receives a blessing each time I serve.If you have questions the church’s number is 407 886-2628. I know Pastor David Schorejs would be happy to hear from you. You will find him to be a very caring pastor.Respectfully, Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleBeloved Apopka police canine diesNext articleMy first cat: Part One Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
By John Haughey | The Center Square Companion Senate-House measures – Senate Bill 134 filed by Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, and House Bill 6009, filed by Rep. Dan Daley, D-Sunrise – seek to repeal the entire 1987 law.SB 134 has been referred to the Senate Infrastructure & Security, Judiciary and Rules committees while HB 6009 has been assigned to the House Criminal Justice and Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs subcommittee and Judiciary Committee. Both await first hearings.Rep. Cindy Polo, D-Hialeah, filed HB 885 on Dec. 9. It seeks to add language that states preemption does not automatically preclude a “county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity from adopting an ordinance that regulates the sale of firearms or ammunition on property that is owned by that county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity.”“Local government should be able to determine whether or not they want a gun show held in their city,” Polo said in a statement. “They should be trusted enough to determine what is best for their communities. I live across the street from a venue that hosts gun shows on a regular basis, and although this bill won’t fully curb gun violence, I believe it’s a stepping stone in the right direction.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 At least three bills relating to state preemption in gun laws have been pre-filed for the 2020 legislative session, which begins Jan. 14. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSfirearmsThe Center Square Previous article5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your VehicleNext articleLawyers are trying to scare you with Facebook ads Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Florida local governments got a partial victory against state preemption in July when a state judge ruled imposing penalties on municipal officials for approving firearms ordinances and failing to rescind obsolete gun restrictions is unconstitutional.But while Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson’s decision nixed punitive measures in the state’s preemption law, he also upheld the state Legislature’s right to prohibit local governments from adopting their own gun regulations.Florida has barred cities and counties from passing firearms regulations stricter than state laws since 1987. With the support of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Republican-controlled Legislature amended the law in 2011 to include penalties of up to $5,000 and removal from office for local officials who pass stricter gun regulations.The amendments also allow citizens and organizations to sue for damages up to $100,000 and attorney fees if they successfully sue local governments for “improper” gun regulations. The Anatomy of Fear Dodson found parts of the law violated constitutional “legislative immunity” and said it could present a potential conflict of interest in the constitutional separation of powers because judges could be asked to rule on penalizing local officials.Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Attorney General Ashley Moody disagree and are appealing Dodson’s ruling before the 1st District Court of Appeal.In a brief, they argued preemption is necessary to sustain the “hierarchical relationship” between the state and local governments and said the Florida Constitution “subjugates local governments’ authority to the Florida Legislature.”“The trial court’s decision is premised on unsupported theories of immunity inconsistent with the constitutional supremacy of the state’s authority over its counties and municipalities,” the brief said. “If allowed to stand, the decision will not only invite the development of a patchwork regulatory regime in the area of firearms but also render the Legislature impotent to deter power grabs by local officials in other areas.”In a friend-of-the-court brief, NRA attorneys wrote the punitive measures give needed teeth to the state’s 1987 preemption law “to ensure the exercise of the fundamental Second Amendment right is not infringed by local government.”The NRA maintains “many local governments knowingly and contemptuously violated state preemption law to infringe the exercise of this fundamental constitutional right by many Florida citizens. Local governments and their officials are not above the law and should be held accountable when they violate the law. The Florida Legislature acted well within its powers to institute the challenged penalty provisions.”On Dec. 29, attorneys representing 30 Florida cities, three counties and more than 70 elected officials filed a brief that describes the 2011 changes to the 1987 state preemption law as an “unnecessary and unconstitutional overreach” that violates constitutional legal immunities accorded local officials.“These immunities underscore our republican form of government in which citizens choose their elected officials, who are then duty-bound to represent their constituents’ interests through legislative and regulatory initiatives,” the brief said. “Without immunity from liability, officials and localities are understandably likely to refrain from acting on matters they reasonably believe are both permissible and in the interest of their constituents, for fear of professional and financial ruin if it is later determined their belief was mistaken.”The legislature’s authority over local governments is “not limitless,” the brief states, noting many Florida local governments have been thwarted from adopting gun control measures in the wake of the 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland.“However, appellees [local governments and officials] have not voted on or enacted such restrictions – even when they believe that such actions would not be preempted – because they fear that such actions could possibly be interpreted after the fact as violating the preemption law, thereby subjecting them to the severe punishments of the penalty provisions,” the brief said.The Florida League of Cities (FLC) and the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) are among those filing friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of local governments and elected officials. 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Advertisement Greenpeace UK promote GM campaign online Greenpeace UK have launched a new Web site that offers an online shoppers guide to GM products. They are using a range of online and offline marketing approaches, including “viral marketing,” negotiating links from other sites, online and offline editorial coverage, and of course e-mailing supporters. So far, a quarter of the sites contacted for reciprocal links have agreed. These include sites selling organic produce to publications such as The Ecologist and New Internationalist. Time Out have agreed to run an article on their site. Several organisations and individuals have posted the campaign information on Newsgroups or included it in their mailing list. The promotion has had a marked effect: traffic to the site has increased with the number of unique visitors to those pages doubling the average visits per day. Howard Lake | 27 October 2000 | News 18 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 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.
According to the first-look programme, there are 7 tracks of sessions this year:The Practical Fundraiser – with a focus on fundraising techniques and application across the whole fundraising mixOur Supporters’ World – with a focus on supporter insightThe Future of Fundraising – exploring the critical role of new models of income generation and audience mobilisationStrategy – exploring key approaches to strategy, strategy development, evaluation and the key strategic questions and challenges that organisations are facingPersonal Development – with a focus on career journeys, personal development, skill development and building confidenceLeadership & Fundraising Culture – looking at the key issues affecting and challenging leaders in the sector and those who are on the journey to leadershipBeyond the Sector – New Horizons – bringing speakers from the corporate and social enterprise worlds, legislative and local authority worlds, to share lessons and ideas of how these sectors are responding to the demands of the modern worldThe raft of speakers includes: Kadra Abdinasir from #CharitySoWhite: Kizzy Gardiner, Head of UK Giving and Engagement at Shelterbox; Stephen George, Director at Good Leaders; Andy Harris, Director of Fundraising at Shelter; Tufail Hussain, UK Director at Islamic Relief; Lesley Pinder, Head of Supporter Experience at British Red Cross, and Lawrie Simanowitz, Partner at Bates Wells.Full details of the online event will be shared in the coming weeks, and the IoF is inviting people to keep up to date here. 399 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Fundraising Convention goes online for 2020 398 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 15 April 2020 | News The Institute of Fundraising has announced that this year’s Fundraising Convention will be online only, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Set to take place from 6-8 July, this is Fundraising Convention’s 30th year. The Institute of Fundraising has made the decision not to go ahead with the face-to-face event due to the ongoing concerns around Covid-19, and to move the programme of speakers and content online instead. 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.
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Previous articleAmerican bald eagle soars into Limerick resortNext articleChanging face of city business Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSdolefeaturedunemployment WhatsApp THE NUMBER of people signing on the live register in Limerick has gone up by more than thousand people since last month. NewsBreaking newsLimerick dole queues growBy Bernie English – July 31, 2014 822 Twitter According to figures just released by the Central Statistics Office, there were 32,970 people signing on between all offices in Limerick city and county in July. This compares to 31,867 the previous month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The figures buck the trend compared to other parts of the country and the Midwest region as a whole.The number of people signing on in the region in July dropped by 2,760 on the figures for this time last year.Seasonally adjusted figures for the Midwest show that although the numbers signing on have jumped by 784 since last month, the overall numbers have fallen year on year to 33,716.The majority of those signing on are aged 25 or over and unemployed men outnumbered women by almost 6,000, with 19,898 men signing on as compared to 13,818 women.Nationally, this was the twenty-fifth consecutive month in which the live register figures dropped.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has now fallen to 11.5% as compared with a peak of 15.1% just two years ago. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email Facebook Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended