Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel.  Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

AAA Offers Tow to Go for Cinco de Mayo weekend

first_img Reply Mama Mia May 5, 2018 at 5:27 pm I was very saddened to read that a lady was killed on the 429, earlier this morning around 11:30 am or so, at mile marker 28 as she headed toward Apopka northbound. She has not be identified as of yet, but she lost control of her pickup truck, went across the median, and then overturned in the south bound lane. I know where mile marker 28 is approximately, because of our scare the other night, at mile marker 26 when we were met with a wrong way driver heading right toward our direction, out on that darkened stretch of roadway, and on a curve, that my husband said, when he saw the headlights, that he thought they were across the median in the opposing lanes, until the headlights were so bright, then he knew, and luckily, the car behind us in the left lane, slightly behind us, swerved to the right, behind us to the right lane, or we all would have been in a bad wreck! The toll booths and hospital was right up the road from mile marker 26, so this lady would have probably been right in there, very near the toll collection booths, and I do see that in the photo also. I just hate to hear this, and wonder if I knew the lady. She was taken to our new Apopka Florida Hospital and pronounced dead. This was on Channel 6/Click Orlando.com May 5, 2018 at 10:31 am The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 5, 2018 at 4:40 pmcenter_img Sure was a lot of traffic in Apopka today, all down Park Avenue on out toward RSR, and lots and lots of traffic coming through Apopka on 441…more than normal for a Saturday. My husband asked about where is all the traffic going, and I said that I don’t have a clue, as I didn’t know of anything special happening today around here. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Oh great news here! Sooooo…. if we breakdown out on the roadways this weekend, within 10 miles of home, we can just pretend to be drunk (as well as actually broke down) to get a free tow home from AAA, even though we are not members of AAA….lol I better be careful here, because the ethics “enforcers” here on the social media websites, are watching my “concerning posts”…..lol Reply From AAAAs Cinco de Mayo approaches on Saturday, AAA encourages those who plan to be on the road traveling to and from festivities to make preparations ahead of time for getting home safely. Whether it’s using a designated driver, taxi or rideshare service, having a plan helps ensure celebrations don’t turn deadly.Cinco de Mayo — a holiday that began as a day to commemorate Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 — has become a popular celebration day in the U.S. However, some partygoers celebrate the festivities with alcohol, increasing the risk for impaired driving.From 2012-2016, nearly one-third (28%) of fatal traffic crashes during the Cinco de Mayo holiday period were alcohol-related, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).“The impact of alcohol extends much farther than just the person behind the wheel,” said Amy Stracke, managing director of traffic safety advocacy for AAA — The Auto Club Group and executive director of the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “With Cinco de Mayo falling on a weekend, we expect more people on the roads, and we urge everyone to plan ahead to avoid putting themselves and others in harm’s way.”Now in its 20th year, the Tow to Go program – a partnership between AAA and Budweiser – will be available Friday, May 4th through 6 am on Sunday, May 6th to offer free rides for anyone needing to get home safely. Tow to Go has provided safe rides to more than 25,000 impaired drivers across the Southeast and the Midwest since 1998.“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”The following guidelines apply to the Tow to Go program:Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2018If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more. Please enter your name here TAGSAAATow-to-go Previous articleTrail repairs and detours at Lake Apopka North Shore this weekendNext articleCamp Thunderbird offers a summer of possibilities to individuals with disabilities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 3 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Majority of charities have used fundraising income to support public sector contracts, says NPC report

first_img Melanie May | 26 May 2017 | News Majority of charities have used fundraising income to support public sector contracts, says NPC report  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 More than half of charities that deliver public sector contracts have to use other sources of income, such as money from fundraising, to do so.64% say this is the case, with a further 57% having to turn down contracts because the operational risk is too high, according to New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)’s Charities taking charge: Transforming to face a changing world report, which questioned 400 charity chief executives and trustees on the extent and how they are transforming to deliver greater impact in a changing world.Overall, 74% of charities expect to see their activities increase over the next three years. Half of charities questioned expect to be delivering more services or products in the future (50%) and building community capacity (46%), while around a third expect to be increasing their public facing campaigns (37%), funding or doing more research (35%), or working more with government to influence policy (32%). Just 11% expect to be delivering fewer public sector contracts.In response to the challenging environment charities are operating in, the report reveals that the majority – 78% – have had discussions at board level about changing strategy based on evidence or learning in the last 12 months while 59% are reviewing governance. Four in five charities (83%) say they have made a change following results from learning or evaluation, with half of that group (39% of all charities) reporting making a major change. Many are partnering with other organisations, with 52% expecting to be partnering more with other charities in three years’ time. 34% have also discussed merging with another organisation.Patrick Murray, head of policy & external affairs at NPC, said:“We found some charities thriving through focusing on activities that deliver the greatest impact; collaborating with new and existing partners; embracing diversity and a new attitude to risk; and harnessing new resources, from digital technology to beneficiaries and communities themselves.“But the research identified many others struggling. If the sector is to step up to the challenge, leaders will need to think very differently about how to deliver impact in this changing world.”  167 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Funding governance Research / statistics strategy 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.last_img read more

Library addition boasts new technology for students

first_imgFacebook Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Linkedin ReddIt printThe Mary Couts Burnett Library is sporting new technology since its expansion opened in early October.Though some of the space is still being completed, the addition holds some noteworthy technologies for students to utilize.Giga LabThe Giga Lab is located on the first floor of the library and features high-power computers and audio-visual editing suites.“We have had requests from students who had projects that require a lot of memory and a lot of processing power,” Library Director of automated systems Kerry Bouchard said. “We didn’t have the computers to do that previously.”These computers offer more computing power than their counterparts in the information commons and feature programs that are usually only available in departmental labs.“These are machines that have a lot more throughput,” Library Dean June Koelker said. “They will allow student to do some more [powerful] applications.”Fab(rication) LabThe Fab Lab, or Fabrication Lab, is also located on the first floor and is notable by it’s 3-D printing technology.“We have a new staff member Brad Trussell, who is Innovation Collaborator,” Bouchard said. “He’s working on getting everything up and running. Later he’ll be meeting with teachers and student to figure out how they can use this with their classes.”Currently, the printers are in the space and active, but more concrete rules and regulations for using the machines will be released.Interactive WallThe Interactive Wall is one of the first things seen when students enter the library from the first floor of the new entrance facing Rees-Jones.“It’s touch sensitive,” Koelker said. “So there is a lot of information that we put up that’s very interesting.”The wall features information about one of TCU’s academic themes that runs throughout Rees-Jones Hall: water.“We have a lot of examples of faculty research and library content that is water based,” Koelker said.The touch screen allows students to filter through all of the information that will change as time goes on.While there is a collection of new gadgets for students to use, the library still has many features yet to come.“The coolest [feature] is one we’re still planning,” Koelker said. “Data visualization.”Data visualization takes data-based concepts and visualizes them in an immersive way.Koelker and Bouchard both noted North Carolina State University’s library as having data visualization that TCU could emulate.“The room was immersive,” Koelker said. “They had a large immerse model of Shakespeare’s London and it was as if you were actually walking down the cobblestone streets.”Though the TCU library doesn’t currently have these capabilities, Koelker said they are in TCU’s future.“I don’t see technology as an isolated ‘I want some technology this afternoon’ kind of thing,” Koelker said. “The productivity of the students is very much enhanced because the have these options.” TCU, UNTHSC formalize plans for med school collaboration Campus tornado alarms sound for inclement weather Twitter TCU students start cost-sharing travel site Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Website| + posts Donald Griffin center_img Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Facebook Library makes study space changes for finals week Donald Griffin is a senior journalism major and serves as the Executive Editor for TCU360. He just returned from a semester in Washington D.C. where he interned for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys playing TCU club volleyball, competing for TCU Forensics and giving side-eye during daily conversation. Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleSyrian scholar emphasizes education to end crisisNext articleOpening of new basketball arena delayed until December Donald Griffin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Gardai investigating assault on female in Milford

first_img Previous articleCope has a “selective memory” on post offices – SloweyNext articleEU ready to improve text on Irish backstop in Brexit negotiations News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – August 2, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Gardai are investigating a report of an alleged assault on a female in the Milford area earlier this week.It’s believed the woman was assaulted on Monday last at about 3:30am. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardai investigating assault on female in Milford Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Demand for qualifications set to soar

first_imgDemand for the best graduates is set to soar across Europe for the nextthree years, a study reveals. The Eurograduate Survey of EU Recruitment Trends finds that 70 per cent oforganisations are planning to increase the number of graduates they take onuntil at least 2004. Those planning for growth aim to increase graduate numbers by 17 per cent in2002. Fifty per cent of the European HR or recruitment managers and directorssurveyed also state that they are seeking to take on 350 or more graduatesacross Europe this year, and 23 per cent are looking to recruit over 500. The survey claims nearly half of all corporate organisations in the EU findit hard to recruit graduates of the right calibre. The reasons include a lackof interpersonal, technical and communication skills and business awareness. The engineering sector has the most problems recruiting graduates, with 61.5per cent of respondents from the industry reporting difficulties, followed bythe IT sector with 38.5 per cent of those surveyed finding it a problem. The research shows that more than a quarter of the graduates recruited lastyear were hired across EU borders and of all the graduates recruited in the EUthis year, 70 per cent can expect to go on cross-border assignments. www.eurograduate.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Demand for qualifications set to soarOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Pediatrician for CARES Institute

first_imgThe CARES Institute at the Rowan University School of OsteopathicMedicine (RowanSOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking ahighly motivated pediatric clinician to provide inpatient childabuse medical consultation services.The physician will participate in county-based multidisciplinaryteams, convene the regional child death review team, and provideprofessional training to child protective services, law enforcementand the courts.Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to trainees,contribute to training efforts, and work collaboratively with ateam of dedicated medical and mental health child abuseprofessionals with respect to training, research, programmatic, andservice delivery efforts.Candidates must hold a D.O. or M.D. degree and be either AOA orABMS Board Certified in Pediatrics with specialty training orexperience in the area of Child Abuse.Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine provides acomprehensive benefit package. Further details about our benefitspackage are available at: https://som.rowan.edu/oursom/resources/hr/benefits.html Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equalopportunity in employment.All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.The Stratford, New Jersey campus is a Tobacco-free workplace.Advertised: May 15 2019 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close:last_img read more

Make a date in Milan

first_imgItaly does not do things by halves. And this year, it is doing them by the double – with two bakery shows. AB tech expo – the AB stands for Arte Bianco – is a bakery show taking place in Milan, from 5-9 May, at the new Rho-Fiera showground.The show has an impressive list of machinery exhibitors. “We want visitors to assess, compare and see machinery in operation,” says show organiser Aldo Tagliabue. But millers and ingredient manufacturers will also have a major presence.Environmentally friendly packaging will also be demonstrated at AB tech expo, also reflecting the move in the industry towards smart process packaging technology.AB tech expo has linked up with leading trade associations and experts to offer a number of events running alongside the exhibition. The emphasis is very much on bakery as an ’Enterprise of the Future’, which is the name of a special feature at the show, so while acknowledging the role of tradition, ’future’ will be much to the fore.? Enterprise of the Future – from outlets to production systems, organised by the Italian Federation of Bakers and Pastry Makers – features a life-like bread and pastry-making factory. The display includes a typical purchase outlet through to a fully-fledged production system, enabling visitors to assess new technology in operation from product-making to profit margin computing.? The Flavour Trail, organised by The Federation’s Young Bakers Group, will feature renowned bakers from every region who will make typical local specialities.? The Grand Central Pastry Workshop, organised by the institute of Culinary Arts will feature demonstrations by famous pastry chefs. Described as “an occasion to admire dazzling and sophisticated delicacies made with chocolate, marzipan and sugar”, another area will also display the art of making cupped desserts as well as pastry and will demonstrate innovative presentation techniques. A special section for younger bakers will allow them to exercise their skills.? Pizza, between Tradition and Innovation, is a conference for the exchange of ideas.—-=== Show view ===We asked Luca Vecchiato, MD of Antico Forno Vecchiato, of Padua in the Veneto region, about his company and what he hopes to see at the show.”I like to think that Antico Forno Vecchiato is part of the history of bread production in Padua. Our company encompasses seven generations since it started in 1887.”We make all kinds of fresh breads and pastries, but also deal with salted products, such as meats. From our production centre, we distribute to our seven outlets.”I have to think hard before taking time away from my business but I always pick up new ideas or spot those that will be useful to my bakery at a show. In Milan, there will be a large number of machinery and oven manufacturers.”He continues: “I also want to see Enterprise of the Future presented by the Italian Bakers’ Federation because I hope it will bring to light new trends and suggestions that I can use.”Every country is proud of its own production, but now ’own breads’ are crossing continents, Italian bread is ’raising bread’s profile’.”Our production includes many kinds of bread still unknown abroad. This is a market where diversification is crucial, so I hope AB tech expo will give British visitors the chance to see and taste the most characteristic products from various Italian regions that might enrich their repertoire.” nl For more details visit the A B tech expo website at [http://www.abtechexpo.com] or, for details on the Tutto Food show, go to [http://www.tuttofood.it/home_eng.asp]—-=== How to get there ===Flights to Milan Malpensa airportExpress train direct to Piazzale Cadorna Metro underground at Piazzale Cadorna: Red Line 1 direct into Rho-Fiera showground. Or airport bus to Milan Central Station. Metro, changing to Red line 1 direct into the Rho-Fiera showgroundFlights to Milan Linate airport. Bus 73 to Piazza San Babila, Metro Red line 1 direct into the Rho-Fiera showground—-=== Other events ===tech expo from 5-8 May at Rho-FieraSIAB in Verona (previewed last week), which is on at VeronaFiere 5-9 May, takes place at the same time as AB tech expo, 5-9 May, in Milan.An organisational split has resulted in the two bakery shows taking place simultaneously in the two large cities. It is hoped that the situation will be resolved in time for the next shows in 2010.last_img read more

Online criticism over Greggs’ product sizes

first_imgOnline users have hit back at Greggs for reducing the size of its bakery goods.It comes in light of the national bakery retailer revealing a series of size reductions across its product range, as published on the nutrition section of its website.Products that have shrunk in size include breakfast bacon rolls, pasties, pizzas, wraps, doughnuts and muffins, according to the latest media reports.On Greggs’ dedicated Twitter account (@GreggstheBakers), one online user named Dan J Sullivan (@dansulindstress) commented on an article published by the Daily Mail, and said: “What an insult to your customers. Expect a massive decrease in sales #shortsighted #greedy.”A number of people also took to Greggs’ Facebook page to voice their opinions on the product reductions, including Andreas Argyrou who said: “Case of greed again!!!….what next.”Greggs has responded to both Twitter and Facebook users, explaining the majority of its savoury products have been unaffected by the move. The company added items that have shrunk have adjusted in weight due to improvements made to recipes, including a reduction in fat and salt content.A number of national newspapers have also reported the news, including The Independent and the Daily Mail. As a result, The Sun has decided to revive its Save Our Savouries campaign, which launched last year in a bid to deter the government from enforcing 20% VAT on hot bakery goods.The newspaper said its decision to relaunch the campaign is to plead with Greggs to restore its products to full size.  British Baker’s sister title The Grocer revealed last week that Greggs had reduced the size of a number of products, with the biggest reduction seen in a breakfast bacon roll which shrunk by 18%.A spokesperson told British Baker: “Greggs leads the baking industry by being transparent about our food and providing detailed nutritional information about our products. We are constantly reviewing our products and making changes and improvements to them, and we update the product information and nutritional content for our customers on our website and our in-shop information leaflet. Where changes in weight do occur, this is normally the result of improvements to specification such as reducing fat, salt and/or sugar.“Greggs has more than 250 own-made lines. A small number of product recipes have changed, driven by customer feedback and nutritional guidelines, which has reduced these product weights. These changes have been made over a long period of time, and our prices always remain at the great value our customers expect from us.”last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Share Full Video From Night Three Of Colorado Run

first_imgLoad remaining images The Disco Biscuits have been on a tear in Colorado, playing a great four-night run in the colorful state. The run started with three straight nights at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, before the band returns to the prized Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight to put Bisco Inferno to a finale.The band was in top shape last night, opening things up with a “House Dog Party Favor” and playing essentially a three song first set, sandwiching “Story Of The World” inside a “Caterpillar” jam. The second set was only five songs in total, opening with “King Of The World” and segueing seamless between “Mindless Dribble,” “Shem Rah Boo,” “Down to the Bottom,” and “Sound 1.” The band is on fire!Their encore brought even more fire, as they opened it up with Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” and worked a “Tricycle” in the middle. What a show! Listen/watch the whole performance via this beautiful pro-shot video, streaming below.The Biscuits bring Bisco Inferno to a close tonight, June 4th, at Red Rocks! Check out last night’s setlist below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO – 6/3/16Set I: House Dog Party Favor, Caterpillar-> Story of the World (inverted)-> CaterpillarSet II: King of the World, Mindless Dribble-> Shem Rah Boo-> Down to the Bottom-> Sound 1Encore: Run Like Hell-> Tricycle-> Run Like HellCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Courtney Harrington Photography.last_img read more