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Walmart moves to social media

first_imgMonday 18 April 2011 8:40 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To KCS-content Sharecenter_img Wal-Mart said yesterday it had agreed to buy social media company Kosmix for an undisclosed sum, as the world’s largest retailer aims to win over more tech-savvy US shoppers. Wal-Mart said Kosmix’s founders and team will operate as part of a newly formed group called @WalmartLabs that will create technologies and businesses around shopping online or with smart phones. whatsapp Walmart moves to social media Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stanbic IBTC Bank ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Retirement savings: why FTSE 250 dividend stocks can help you beat the State Pension

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Retirement savings: why FTSE 250 dividend stocks can help you beat the State Pension Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephens I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Building a retirement nest egg is likely to become increasingly important in the coming years. The State Pension age is set to increase to 67 over the next decade, while its current annual payout of £8,767 is unlikely to provide a comfortable retirement for most people.With the FTSE 250 having experienced modest growth in recent years, there appear to be a number of buying opportunities available for long-term investors. Alongside the high yields on offer within the index, this could help you to build a retirement portfolio that reduces your reliance on the State Pension.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…Here’s why now could be a good time to start buying mid-cap shares, and how they could boost your long-term financial prospects.Low valuationsWith the FTSE 250 more reliant on the UK economy’s performance than the internationally-focused FTSE 100 index, Brexit appears to have held back the performance of mid-cap shares in recent years.Although the UK economy has continued to grow and employment is at a high level, investors are maintaining a cautious stance towards companies that rely on the UK economy. As such, a number of high-quality businesses in the FTSE 250 index currently have low valuations despite being forecast to generate improving profitability in the coming years.Low valuations could signal a buying opportunity for long-term investors. The track record of the FTSE 250 shows it has always recovered from downturns and difficulties in the past, which suggests that it will ultimately overcome the risks posed by Brexit to reach new record highs. Therefore, buying at a time where it offers good value for money could lead to a surprisingly large retirement nest egg in the long run.Dividend prospectsWhile the FTSE 250 currently has a dividend yield of 3%, many of its members have significantly higher income returns. In fact, around 25% of the index’s constituents have yields that are above 5%. This means it’s possible for an investor to build a diverse portfolio of income stocks, while obtaining a generous yield.With the index’s past total returns being substantially made up of dividends and their subsequent reinvestment, focusing your capital on income shares could be a sound idea. It could provide a strong rate of growth prior to retirement, as well as scope for a rising income in retirement.State Pension prospectsWith the State Pension age rising and there being the prospect of it delivering a slower rate of growth in the long term as its affordability comes under pressure, investing in FTSE 250 shares today could be a shrewd move.With the cost of sharedealing having fallen and it being straightforward in most cases to open a Stocks and Shares ISA, the opportunity to reduce your reliance on the State Pension has arguably never been more appealing.last_img read more

Henson to play for Wales again? Want a bet on it?

first_imgTo never play for Wales again – 8/11To participate in any reality television programme in 2011 – 5/1 2011 Rugby World CupTo play for Wales – 6/4To start for Wales – 7/4To score a try for Wales – 5/1 GAVIN HENSON may never play for Wales again according to Ladbrokes. The firm have opened a book on his future and make him 8/11 to never represent Wales at full international level again. It’s 6/4 he plays in this year’s World Cup in New Zealand and 7/4 he starts for Wales in the tournament.He’s 5/1 to score a try for Wales at the World Cup which is the same price that he appears in any reality TV programme this year.Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like Henson may have pulled on the red jersey for the last time. The odds now suggest that reality TV is just as likely a career path.”Ladbrokes latest bettingGavin Henson specials: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS STOCKPORT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Gavin Henson of Saracens looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at Edgeley Park on January 2, 2011 in Stockport, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)last_img read more

Fort Worth awaits Blue Bell return

first_imgReddIt Joey McReynolds printOne hundred and twenty five days ago, all Blue Bell ice cream products were recalled and the Fort Worth community began to feel the effects.Now, the return of the ice cream is in sight and the city reflects on their time without Blue Bell and awaits its return.That return is set for Aug. 31. According to Blue Bell representative Jenny Vandors, phase one of the redistribution plan includes the Brenham, Houston and Austin, Texas areas as well as Birmingham and Montgomery, Ala. The Tarrant County area is scheduled to get the ice cream next, during phase two, which has no specific start date.“Once we can properly service that first area, then we can look at expanding,” Vandors said.That expansion is something Audra Caldwell, assistant department manager for the Kroger on University Drive is ready for.“Everyone is anticipating the Blue Bell return,” Caldwell said. “We’re like a big Blue Bell nation.”This brand loyalty is something Vandors says Blue Bell is very grateful for.“We’ve been really impressed by the support from retailers and customers,” Vandors said. “We’ve been really thankful they stood behind us.”One of those vendors which has promised to take Blue Bell back is Sweet Sammie’s, a local dessert shop located off West 7th. Sweet Sammie’s traditionally serves Blue Bell ice cream with their homemade cookies.A representative from Blue Bell told Sweet Sammie’s co-owner Kelly Close that the cookie shop wouldn’t have Blue Bell again until Nov. 1. Sweet Sammie’s has been serving Blue Bunny ice cream as a substitute in the meantime.Close said they haven’t noticed a big change in business since the recall, mostly just people asking when Blue Bell will be back.“About the only effect we’ve seen from people walking out is maybe five people,” She said. “The majority of the people try this ice cream, it’s good.”Despite the small change in business, fellow Co-Owner Dan Close said he just wishes they had better information on when the Blue Bell brand will return to Fort Worth.“We don’t get anything more than the public does.” Dan Close said. “Nobody dislikes this ice cream, they just want Blue Bell.” Joey McReynolds Linkedin Joey McReynolds Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Twitter Joey McReynolds Facebook Previous articleFort Worth water line bursts, floods Trinity ParkNext articleWelcome to the new TCU360 Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Joey McReynolds ReddIt Facebook + posts Linkedin Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention monthlast_img read more

Davar Kingdom of God: Puppet Shows

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Puppet Show is one of Davar’s major events. Utilizing more than 40 original, handmade puppets, stage backgrounds, and props-all created by Davar members, with a soundtrack compiled from classic masterpieces, it is a two hour, feature length production. Last year’s show was adapted from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrode” by C.S.Lewis.Other puppet shows Davar Kingdom of God has done:“Peace Be With You” by Jun AsaiThis puppet show was the first one put on by Davar, and is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.“The Story of Pacem” by Jun AsaiThough the church celebrate Jesus’ birth as a joyous occasion, what would an angel’s reaction have been at his birth? This story explores the true meaning of Christmas and the reason Jesus came to this earth as a baby.“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrode” from “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis.Davar Kingdom of God, 1539 E. Howard Street, Pasadena, (626) 398-2290 or visit Subscribe Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Youth Davar Kingdom of God: Puppet Shows Published on Friday, March 9, 2012 | 2:59 pm More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

High-speed conciliation to slash tribunal levels

first_img Previous Article Next Article High-speed conciliation to slash tribunal levelsOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers and staff involved in workplace disputes will have to take part ina fixed period of conciliation under new proposals aimed at reducing the numberof employment tribunals. Rita Donaghy, chair of arbitration body Acas, told Personnel Today she waslooking to introduce set periods of conciliation to help resolve workplacedisputes once employers and workers have exhausted statutory internal grievanceprocedures. Donaghy explained Acas was planning to introduce fixed conciliation periodsof around seven weeks for fast-track cases, and 13 weeks for more complexclaims such as unfair dismissal. These set periods would start as soon as a complaint has been lodged withAcas, and after the completion of statutory internal grievance procedures whichare to be introduced as part of the Employment Act in April. There are currently no time limits on conciliation, which means disputes candrag on for months without a decision being reached. Under the proposalscomplaints not settled in the time period will be dropped or go forward to atribunal. Donaghy said: “One of the complaints we get is that it takes too longto go through the whole process. If we put in a fixed timetable it should makethe process run more quickly.” Catherine Prest, an HR partner at law firm Eversheds, said the move wouldhelp Acas staff focus their efforts and resources at a time when more claimsare anticipated with the introduction of the Employment Act. “A fixed timeframe will give both sides expectation ofprogression,” she said. However, the CIPD’s employee relations adviser Mike Emmott warned thatlimiting the conciliation process could lead to more tribunals if things arerushed. Plans for fixed conciliation periods are due to go to consultation under thedelayed section 24 of the Employment Act. By Ross Wigham last_img read more

Health conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?

first_imgHealth conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?On 3 Jan 2020 in Cancer, Cardiac, Sickness absence management, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today Shutterstock The benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices are not exactly rocket science, even if many of us struggle to sustain such ‘good’ behaviour. With the average employee spending a third of their lives at work, employers – helped by occupational health – have a pivotal role to play in communicating, facilitating and enabling lifestyle change that will stick, as Iain Thomson explains.The UK is getting fatter. Soaring obesity rates have made the UK the sixth fattest nation in the world, with as many as one in four Brits now obese and a further third overweight.But as waistlines expand, there is more to it than just going up a dress or trouser size. Carrying excess weight can cause a number of issues, including a greater risk of life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.About the authorIain Thomson is director of incentive and recognition at Sodexo EngageThere are daily challenges too; being overweight puts extra strain on joints and can lead to backache, tiredness and even breathing difficulties. Simply put, it can make the day-to-day tasks we all take for granted that little bit harder.And it’s not just the physical; an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet has also been shown to increase mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and poor self-esteem. But unlike physical symptoms, mental health issues can be much tougher for others to pick up on.With the average employee spending a third of their lives at work, it is clear that employers have the opportunity to help people. While some bosses may think their employees’ lifestyle choices are beyond their control, work can shape behaviour from what we eat to how active we are.To help tackle obesity and create a happier, fitter and more productive workforce, business leaders should listen to the advice they get from OH and throw their weight behind promoting healthy habits and behaviours. Offering wellness benefits, discounted gym membership and healthy eating options are also great starting points.Keep weight in checkMany employees blame work for the choices they make when it comes to food and exercise. Research by recruitment website CV-Library has suggested nearly three-quarters of workers believe their job negatively affects what they eat, with more than 36% saying they gain weight as a result.But when it comes to shifting unwanted weight, it takes more than cutting out a slice of cake or two. Regular exercise alongside a healthy diet is the key to keeping our bodies in tip top condition, both physically and mentally.People are often fooled into thinking that cutting out calories will do the trick when it comes to weight management. But lowering calorie intake will also lower metabolism, which can actually delay weight loss in the long run.By contrast, regular exercise has been shown to boost the metabolic rate, which will burn calories and help people to lose weight. By combining a healthy diet with regular exercise, the effects on both the body and general health will be much more than skin deep. Employers should make the most of opportunities to keep the conversation around exercise and wellbeing going by promoting initiatives such as National Fitness Day and Healthy Eating Week.But, while employees may recognise the benefits, a lot of them blame a lack of time for not being able to fit in exercise. Again according to CV-Library, a huge 66.7% admit they sometimes skip their workout because they’ve had to stay late at work.To help employees overcome this hurdle, employers should understand their employees’ working patterns and offer support. From subsidised gym membership to lunchtime exercise classes or yoga and company fun runs, there are lots of different ways to encourage employees up their exercise. Employers can also offer flexi-time, allowing staff to start or finish earlier giving them time to fit in some “me time”.Healthy body, healthy mindWe all know mental health issues are widespread, with as many as one in six workers suffering from some kind of depression, anxiety or stress. It’s vital that employers make sure their staff know mental health matters. Companies should have in place a company-wide mental health plan, creating a culture where it’s the norm to be open and honest about how people are feeling.Training managers on how to spot and deal with mental health issues or inviting a professional to come in and give advice on stress-reduction can be a great way to break down the stigma – and, again, this is something occupational health is well-placed to lead on.Physical exercise stimulates hormones, which help to boost moods, combat anxiety and make people feel less sluggish and more motivated. It can also give people a greater sense of self-esteem and self-control – all of which can come in very handy in the workplace. A lot of employees lead busy lives, often juggling work with family commitments and having as much energy as possible can help.So, for businesses where number-crunching, problem-solving and data is part of the daily routine, introducing regular breaks and encouraging employees to get out and about during their lunch break could help staff work smarter and not just harder.Rested employeesFinally, we all know how important sleep is. If employees are burning energy during the day, they’ll find it easier to relax and unwind come the evening and that means better sleep. Well-rested employees are more likely to feel energised and less daunted by tasks, meaning they’ll be able to give more. So when it comes to creating a positive, happier workforce, it’s about showing them how much you value their wellbeing.It’s not about dictating what people should do but understanding what would interest them when it comes to healthier living.While larger organisations will have more resources at their fingertips, this doesn’t mean smaller companies shouldn’t get involved too. Promoting walk-to-work or cycle-to-work schemes and providing changing facilities and lockers can encourage people to make healthier decisions. Something as simple as popping a fruit bowl or healthy lunch options on the table can help, too.What is clear is that exercising more and eating healthily can make a huge difference to how people feel and that will translate into their work. And occupational health, working with HR, business leaders and managers, can make a real difference in this area. Simply listening to what they would like to see introduced, and setting shared values and behaviours can lead to much happier, more engaged employees who will ultimately make your business stronger. There really are no downsides.References‘UK most overweight country in Western Europe says OECD’, BBC, November 2017, employees costing British firms more than one month a year in lost productivity, February 2017, Vitality Health,  Related posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitecenter_img Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-opThe Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be… Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Antarctic DNA barcoding: a drop in the ocean

first_imgCoordinated, circum-Antarctic sampling expeditions during International Polar Year 2008/09 have given access to comprehensive collections suitable for DNA barcoding. Collaborations between the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML), the Marine Barcode of Life project and the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding have enabled the Antarctic scientific community to initiate large-scale DNA barcoding projects to record the genetic diversity of Antarctic marine fauna, coordinated by the CAML Barcoding Campaign. A total of 20,355 marine specimens from more than 2,000 morphospecies covering 18 phyla are in the processing pipeline, and to date, 11,530 sequences have been processed with the remainder due by the end of 2010. Here, we present results on the current geographic and taxonomic coverage of DNA barcode data in the Southern Ocean and identify the remaining gaps. We show how DNA barcoding in the Antarctic is answering important questions regarding marine genetic diversity and challenging current assumptions of species distribution at the poles.last_img read more