CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) 2010 abridged results.Company ProfileCIEL Textile Limited is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of knitted garments locally and internationally. The countries in which the company sells these products include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, and South Africa. Within the company’s production line, there are fabrics, jersey-wear garments, t-shirts and polo shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. CIEL Textile Limited operates the sale of its products through the company’s subsidiaries such as Harris Wilson, Blu River, Aquarelle Shirt, and Floreal Boutique. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Group and is based in Ebène, Mauritius. CIEL Textile Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Finally adding a measured kicking game to the audacious snipes and support lines, Care is a stand-out of the past month. Farrell junior has allowed moments of indecision to creep in after a fantastic start in Paris, but his temperament drives his side’s emotional intensity.England could only muster a total of 35 per cent territory during their 30-3 loss last March (an excruciating 28 per cent in the second half). With Wales crowding them to cause claustrophobia, that proved terminal. The four half-backs have a particularly important game of chess ahead of them. Last season’s stramash: Wales ran riot last season and now, at Twickenham, there is a chance to gain revengeBy Charlie MorganTwo teams intent on making history meet at Twickenham on Sunday. A win will see England secure a first Triple Crown since 2003 – an embarrassingly long wait. Conversely, Wales can bring themselves closer to the unique feat of three consecutive Six Nations titles with a victory.Thanks to impressive successes last time out, both sides are buoyant and the fixture has delicious subplots. For a start, the visitors boast 12 Test Lions in their starting 15 and two more on the bench. Courtesy of Owen Farrell’s five-minute cameo in the decider last summer, England have one. There is also the small matter of last time these nations met – a 30-3 thumping that scarred Stuart Lancaster. But where exactly will this intriguing tie be decided?Inside knowledge at the scrumWith 205 Test caps between them, Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins possess unparalleled nous and know-how. They also share a habit of growing into tournaments and enjoyed their most effective performance to date a fortnight ago against an accomplished French front row.Losing four of their nine put-ins, England struggled badly during the nerve-shredding triumph over Ireland. David Wilson and Joe Marler are under immense scrutiny. Referee Romain Poite won’t hesitate to hand out penalties and cards, either – just ask the Wallabies.One significant advantage for a relatively green pair of props is Graham Rowntree’s insight. On the past two Lions tours, ‘Wig’ has coached every one of Wales’ starting forwards apart from Luke Charteris. It still feels oddly conservative to say this about England at home, but while Courtney Lawes can be confident of disrupting the Welsh lineout platform, scrum parity will do just fine.Ready to rock: the flankers and LaunchburyAll-court dynamism meets the lumber-jackal duoA number of factors conspired during Lancaster’s most humiliating loss last season, but the most marked was a glaring back-row imbalance that allowed Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau to run riot at the breakdown. Don’t expect a repeat.Ben Morgan brings a ball-carrying presence that frees up Tom Wood and Chris Robshaw to hits rucks and direct linespeed – essential in stunting the uncompromising, round-the-corner approach. Athletic and imposing, Lawes combines very well with Joe Launchbury, who looks so different to the kid that cowered in Cardiff. Together, this five have the energy and subtle handling skills to run Wales off their feet.However, Warburton was superb throughout the defeat of Les Bleus and Dan Lydiate scythed everything in sight so his skipper could get over the ball. Faletau is a pillar of consistent class and Alun-Wyn Jones could easily be inspired into a staggering shift.Whoever ends up on top, the tussle between packs – not to mention a delicious Dylan Hartley-Richard Hibbard face-off – will be breathless in open play.Four centres fight for the gainline LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CARDIFF, WALES – OCTOBER 10: Mike Brown of Harlequins fails to stop Leigh Halfpenny of Cardiff Blues from scoring a second try during the Heineken Cup match between Cardiff Blues and Harlequins at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) Their respective number 13 shirts presented Lancaster and Warren Gatland with interesting selection dilemmas this week. On the back of just a single domestic outing, two outstanding talents – Manu Tuilagi and Jonathan Davies – became available.In the event, only Davies features, with Gatland asserting that “special players demand special exceptions.” Fair enough. On form, the outside centre is one of the world’s most powerful, elusive runners and forms a revered axis alongside the resurgent, rock-like figure of Jamie Roberts – a central figure in firing Wales onto the front foot.Tuilagi’s non-selection is a huge endorsement of Luther Burrell, but despite two tries in three games, the Northampton Saint will want to involve himself more. Midfield partner Billy Twelvetrees is crucial to that, and must be more composed in attack. Tenacious, industrious tackling is a pre-requisite for both men. There is nothing subtle about a ferocious, old-fashioned fight for the gainline.Full-back battle royaleThere are mouth-watering individual encounters across the back three – Hartpury College buddies Jonny May and Alex Cuthbert on one wing, sparky Jack Nowell and steamroller George North on the other – but at 15 we have something especially enticing.Back in the day: Halfpenny and Brown in 2009Mike Brown simply relishes facing illustrious adversaries. His stunning season so far has seen him outplay Israel Folau, Stuart Hogg and Rob Kearney – only Israel Dagg has matched the Harlequin. If Wales implement an in-field kicking game as Shuan Edwards has suggested, they have a truly world-class counter-attacker to contend with.While Brown is red-hot, Leigh Halfpenny is enduring a rather flat campaign. Showered with accolades in 2013, the Toulon-bound Cardiff Blue looks mechanical and tentative. A tally of 16 carries is far, far below every other full-back in the competition. It’s almost as if the interception he threw to Michele Campagnaro last month has created some lingering, paralyzing doubts.Of course Halfpenny remains a phenomenal player and, should he pop in the 13 channel outside Davies, he will cause havoc. Accuracy from the tee is a given and bravery in back-field won’t ever desert him. But if a Lions Test outfit was being picked tomorrow by anyone but Gatland, Brown would walk in. He’ll want to prove that on Sunday, too.Is there a Welsh Achilles heel at half-back?Delme Parfitt of the Western Mail stirred the bubbling, boiling pot this week by picking his composite XV from players on both teams. Unsurprisingly, not many of Lancaster’s charges made the cut – three to be precise. At full-time we’ll have a better idea of whether or not that figure is understated, but Parfitt’s preference was still telling. Lawes made the cut, bringing England half-backs Danny Care and Owen Farrell with him. Rhys Webb and Rhys Priestland were ignored.Keeping Mike Phillips on the bench, Gatland has provided Webb with a justifiable vote of confidence. The scrum-half was brilliant on full debut against France, whippy service injecting pace into Wales’ phase-play. Priestland has been quietly good too and should be credited in some part for Roberts’ form. That said, defence guru Andy Farrell certainly remembers the fly-half’s meltdown at Twickenham two years ago and will want to unsettle the Scarlet. Lawes does a superb trade in roughing up first-receivers.
The Springboks target rise in quota of black players, SA Rugby ready bid for 2023, Du Preez sets retirement date and Lambie and Pollards shows form from the tee LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Springboks to be 50 per cent black by 2019The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has set a target of 50 per cent black player representivity in the Springbok team by 2019. SARU chief executive Jurie Roux made the announcement at the unveiling of the body’s Strategic Transformation Plan (STP), which has been two years in the making, in late February. The STP is the third incarnation of the Transformation document from SARU since the turn of the century.In 2001 SARU released ‘Vision 2003’. It was published to provide a road map to take the organisation into the 21st century and was based on four imperatives –Transformation, growth, winning and financial sustainability. While certain aspects of “Vision 2003” were followed through transformation was still a thorny issue. The document was quietly scrapped four years after its launch.In 2006 the verbose and academically inaccessible “Transformation Charter”, penned by Dr Willie Basson, replaced “Vision 2003.” In a presentation of the draft Transformation Charter to parliament in 2005, SARU’s document declared: “This was the last chance for rugby to reform”. The Charter died a quiet death on the desks of SARU officials and nearly 10 years later there is another plan. Admittedly it is one that appears to be centred in reality with assessments, measurements and targets, rather than flowery prose.Du Preez to retire next JanuaryDecorated Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez is set to retire next January, which will come at the end of a compressed Japanese season. Du Preez currently plays for Suntory Sun Goliath in the Japanese league.He returned to South Africa in early March and is hoping to form part of the Springboks’ World Cup squad and suggested he would play no rugby between now and July 11 when the Boks take on a World XV in Cape Town.Talisman: Fourie du Preez plans to hang up his boots in January 2016 (Pic Inpho)“There are some insurance issues about playing for another club when you’re under contract in Japan but Suntory are okay with me playing if I want to,” Du Preez said.“I had some discussions with the Bulls last October about the possibility of playing Super Rugby and I was also approached by a couple of other unions about playing for them this year.“But I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t want to do that, although things could change in the coming months. There is still such a thing a loyalty in rugby, so I would struggle to play for another union other than the Bulls.”SA to bid for the 2023 Rugby World CupSouth Africa will throw its hat in the ring to host Rugby World Cup 2023 after presenting losing bids for the 2015 and 2019 tournaments.SARU confirmed its interest but admitted that it would still need to receive the approval SASCOC – SA’s national Olympic Committee – and support of national government.Iconic moment: Francois Pienaar holds aloft the 1995 RWC, now SARU are readying a bid for 2023 (Pic Inpho)To host the event World Rugby require massive guarantees – £96m in the case of Japan for 2019 – and the only way SARU could afford that would be from public funding.“By the time the tournament comes round it will be 28 years since Nelson Mandela handed the trophy to Francois Pienaar and I believe that South Africa is hungry to once again host rugby’s greatest occasion,” SARU CEO Jurie Roux said.“The 1995 Rugby World Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup were magnificent occasions for our nation and for the respective sports and the prospect of being able to repeat those unforgettable occasions is very exciting.” Mainstay: ‘Beast’ has been a bedrock of the Boks scrum and black representation is to go up to 50 per cent Stormers set early Super Rugby paceThey were written off before the start of the season because of the callowness of the their squad in key positions, but the Stormers have surprised supporters and detractors alike by winning their opening four Super Rugby games.After securing a 29-13 round four win at Newlands over the Sharks in a thunderous local derby that featured 21 Springboks, the Cape side moved to top of the standings with 16 points.Despite losing Jean de Villiers for the entire season, and missing the likes of lock Eben Etzebeth and flank Schalk Burger for the opening three rounds the Stormers beat both the Bulls and the Lions on the Highveld and the Auckland Blues in Cape Town.Victory over the Sharks stretched their impressive record at Newlands to 23 wins out of 27 games since 2012.SA kickers on song in Super RugbySpringbok fly-halves Pat Lambie and Handré Pollard have been in immaculate all-round form during the opening month of Super Rugby, especially from the kicking tee.In-form: Pat Lambie and Handre Pollard are in fine-fettle with the boot (Pic Inpho)Pollard, who topped the points scoring charts after four rounds with 72 points from two tries, 15 penalties, seven conversions and one drop-goal, has only missed four kicks at goal all season. In the past two weeks he’s kicked 15 out of 15.Lambie has accumulated 71 points from two tries, eight conversions and 15 penalties. He has landed 23 of 27 kicks at goal including 12 out of 12 in the past two weeks.
Tagged with: Charity Commission Emergency Fundraising Giving/Philanthropy Law / policy Charity Commission advises on how to give to UK flood appeals Avoid fraudulent collectionsFraudsters seem to see opportunities in most major disasters and charitable appeals. The Commission there offers these 10 steps to help the public check whether an organisation asking for their donations is a genuine charity.Before giving, check the charity’s name and registration number. You can verify this at the Charity Commission’s website. By checking the charity’s online register entry, you can also see whether it is up to date in filing its annual returns and accounts, which is fundamental to being a well-run charity.When approached by collectors, check whether they are wearing a proper ID badge and that any collection tin is sealed.Very small local charities may not be registered with the Charity Commission because they are below the income threshold for registration (above £5,000 a year). If you are asked to give to a small unregistered charity, take additional precautions by asking questions about who the charity’s trustees are and how the funds will be applied.If in doubt, ask the collector for more information. A genuine fundraiser should be happy to answer questions and explain more about the work of the charity.Genuine fundraising materials should feature the charity’s name, registered name and a landline contact number. Be wary of those that list only a mobile number.Look for the FRSB tick logo indicating that the charity is signed up to fundraising regulation, encouraging you to give with confidence.To check whether a fundraiser is authorised to collect money in a public place (they must have a license), contact your local authority or, if in London, the police. If it is a private place, check with the owner.Take care when responding to emails or clicking links to a charity’s website to ensure that they are genuine. Instead, search online for your preferred charity to check you have the right web address.After making these checks, if you think that a collection or appeal is not legitimate, report it as a crime to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and inform the Charity Commission.If in any doubt, contact your favoured charity direct to make a donation. The Charity Commission has re-issued its advice to the public on how to give safely to genuine registered charities, as people respond to help those affected by the flooding and storms in the UK. The advice seeks to prevent duplication of effort, promote efficient transfer of monies to charities, and prevent fraudulent collections.Sam Younger, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, said:“Many people will be wondering what they can do to help victims of the extreme weather, which has brought havoc to the lives of thousands of people across the UK. Our advice is to ‘think registered charity first’ by finding existing charities that are already providing expert support for those in need. Think carefully before setting up a brand new charity. The Commission can register new charities quickly in times of acute need. But often the most effective and efficient way to help is to support existing established charities.”Responsibilities of collectorsThe Commission reminded the public that funds raised for charitable purposes still fall under the Commission’s regulatory jurisdiction, whether or not they are raised by an existing charity. In other words, people managing such appeals “take on the legal duties and responsibilities of charity trustees”.If the funds are not raised for an existing charity and are not spent swiftly, the the Commission advises those managing the appeal to form a charity. Charities in England and Wales with an income of over £5,000 must register with the Commission.Avoid duplicationThe Commission advised people who wanted to help to consider supporting existing coordinated relief efforts, such as UK Community Foundations, the umbrella bodies for community foundations across the UK, which has launched a Flood and Storm Appeal. The British Red Cross is also active in the affected areas.People should also contact their local Community and Voluntary Service, which may be co-ordinating local charities’ responses to the disaster in their area. 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Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders expressed its “extreme concern” over the arrest this weekend by Iranian authorities of five more journalists. “We are very worried”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, “not only because fourteen journalists have been arrested by Iranian authorities within the last month – a sad record in the history of this country – but also because the five new arrests bring to twenty-two the number of journalists presently imprisoned in Iran”. “Our concern is all the more poignant,” he noted, “given the extremely obscure circumstances of the hospitalisation and death of Zahra Kazemi and how they have contributed to creating a climate of fear for all journalistes working in Iran.”The requests for clarification made by Reporters Without Borders to Iranian authorities have never received the slightest reply. “We welcome with satisfaction the declarations of President Khatami who expressed regret and concern after the death of Zahra Kazemi and ordered an investigation into the circumstances of her death. But that is not enough to make us forget the repression which Iranian journalists are faced with”, Robert Ménard added. “This is why we ask that the Iranian regime authorize Reporters Without Borders to carry out an enquiry mission into the situation of the freedom of the press in Iran and into the circumstances of the death of Zahra Kazemi”. Also, Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call on the Iranian authorities to grant the family’s wish to repatriate the body to Canada, where she lived. On 11 and 12 July, Hossein Bastani, Vahid Ostad-Pour and Said Razavi Faghi, all three editors of the reformist daily Yass-e No, as well as Chahram Mohamadi-Nia, director of the weekly Vaght (The Moment), were summoned before Tehran state prosecutor, Said Mortazavi, before being imprisoned. Yass-e No had published, on 10 July, an article explaining that its editors had prepared a complete edition on the demonstrations of 9 July but had received orders from the Intelligence ministry not to print it.Mohamadi-Nia, who was accused of publishing “impure photo and article”, was incarcerated as he was unable to pay a bail of 100 million rials (11,000 euros). As for Said Razavi Faghi, he was arrested at his home, whereas the independent journalist Arash Salehi was arrested in the streets of Tehran.Ensafali Hedayat, a journalist for Salam, was freed on 12 July, after spending 27 days in an individual cell at the central prison of Tabriz. RSF_en News News June 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further July 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five more journalistes arrested June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News March 18, 2021 Find out more
Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Advertisement TAGSAlan JacquesfeaturedlimerickLimerick’s Solemn NovenaRedemptorists WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival OVER 90,000 took up the open invitation of the Redemptorist Community at Mount Saint Alphonsus Church this week to partake in its annual celebration of faith. Limerick Post’s Alan Jacques, who confessed that he hasn’t RSVP-ed for many years, was among the flock at Limerick’s Solemn Novena.“YOU look like a crowd that tweets,” Fr Adrian Egan told the congregation on opening day of Limerick’s Solemn Novena at the city’s Redemptorist Church.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’re on twitter and facebook and, for those who can’t be here physically, we’re live on the internet, broadcasting 24-hours a day,” he declared, heralding the beginning of the nine-day festival of community prayer.Not quiet up there with the exasperating bombast of U2’s ‘Zoo TV Tour’, but you have to hand it to ‘The Fathers’, who’ve most definitely moved with the times and plugged into social media to creatively spread the ‘good news’.And, while the technology was undoubtedly hi-tech and modern, the message at this year’s Novena was timeworn, but inspiring and totally relevant to 2014 nonetheless.Scandals continue to rock the Catholic Church and there’s no doubting this has impacted on its dwindling flock. But, new ‘CEO’, Pope Francis, has helped steer its course back to its origins, concentrating on the poor, the marginalised and those adrift in society. By refusing the trappings of his Papal office and imitating Jesus; by living a more humble and simple existence, and above all showing his solidarity and concern for the downtrodden, business has, once again, started to boom.Pope Francis’ uncomplicated yet powerful message was the theme of this year’s Novena in Limerick, preached with passion and sincerity to an estimated 90,000 people at the city’s annual celebration of faith.I hadn’t “done the Novena”, as we say in Limerick, since I was a pup, but I was glad to be welcomed back into the fold and very moved by this ideal of building “a poor church for the poor”.While I’ve always had a strong faith, in recent years I have, like many others, mostly only attended church for weddings, funerals and baptisms.It was the muddying of the new Pontiff’s noble messages in bygone days from sanctimonious, holier than thou priests, who themselves carried more baggage than the carousel at Shannon Airport, that had turned me off the institution of the Catholic Church during the height of its scandals.However, I always believed that faith is something you live and not preach and, praise the Lord, this was the message being heralded loudly and clearly at the Fathers all this week.Business was brisk. All the services I attended were filled to capacity with young and old in equal numbers.Personally, I found the Novena a thoroughly welcoming, joyous and heartening experience. I also noted a real sense of communion, which left me all fuzzy with a warm Ready Brek-like glow.Over nine days, thousands of people came together in unity to pray and give thanks, and you could not help but be touched by some of the personal petitions being read out during the Novena services.People’s petitions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help ranged from one frightened man’s prayers for positive test results after a cancer scare to a distraught family praying for their ill teenager daughter facing treatment in America. A concerned mother prayed that her depressed son would find employment, while another woman simply prayed for sunshine weather during the Special Olympics.Rather than a robotic and jaded cycle of standing, sitting and kneeling accompanied by hackneyed sermons from some dull as dishwater priests going through the motions, Limerick’s Solemn Novena was presented in full glorious technicolor. First and foremost it is a celebration of faith, but it is all inclusive, it is a party to which everyone is invited.The Novena services continually put the focus, not on our failings, but on God’s “mad crazy love” for each an every one of us. No matter what your believe, the Redemptorists’ radiated hope and expressed a strong desire for a commitment to the poor and the hurting, with their simple and impassioned retelling of the Gospel’s teachings.I brought my seven-year-old to one of the services and afterwards he opined, “Daddy, the priest was really excited”. Animated he certainly was, and it was refreshing to be part of it, whether you were seven or 77.At a special Novena for Holy First Communion classes last Monday, hundreds of seven-year-olds were asked to come up onto the altar and find Jesus. After a quick rummage around the tabernacle and communion table, the perplexed youngsters were then gleefully informed that he lives in all of us.For me, the Novena gave a wonderful opportunity to rekindle some of my own faltering trust in the Church and to experience once again, that magical childlike sense of wonderment that I too felt at seven-years-old.Limerick’s Solemn Novena runs until this Saturday, June 21. 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