US and Europe shun premium brands Share RECEIVED wisdom tells us that hard-pressed customers hit the bottle in times of economic woe. If they’re doing that this time round, they aren’t reaching for Smirnoff Vodka or Johnnie Walker whisky. Save for a 13 per cent rise in net sales at the international division, which accounts for Africa, South America and the Middle East, Diageo’s full-year numbers are pretty lacklustre. In theory, Diageo should boast high operational gearing, but it isn’t evidenced by these results: overall organic sales growth was just two per cent, while organic profits grew by exactly the same amount. This was partly due to higher marketing spend, which was increased by 50 basis points (pretty expensive marketing when you consider the anaemic sales growth). However, the main drag on profitability was stubbornly sluggish trading conditions in North America, which still accounts for a worrying 40 per cent of profits, and Europe. In these regions, customers are shunning premium brands, or buying them in supermarkets and off-licences, where Diageo’s margins are much lower. In North America, net sales were off three per cent while Europe dipped by two per cent. These results don’t inspire confidence, and management is far from bullish on the firm’s prospects, promising “improved” organic profit growth in the year ahead (an effective downgrade to the four to five per cent pencilled in by analysts).In the long-term, Diageo will come good. Emerging markets are falling in love with prestige alcohol brands, and iconic products like Guinness will thrive. But rising unemployment and spluttering economies in Diageo’s biggest markets make it impossible to recommend these shares. [email protected] whatsapp Thursday 26 August 2010 8:39 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp
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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Riggs High School Theater in Pierre. Photo: Kimberly Folts[Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota] In a historic service Nov. 2 in Pierre, the Rt. Rev. Jonathan H. Folts was consecrated as the 11th bishop of South Dakota.Folts, elected in May, was the first bishop of South Dakota to be consecrated in Pierre.In a rare occurrence in The Episcopal Church, Folts’ father, the Rt. Rev. James E. Folts, retired bishop of West Texas, served as both a co-consecrator and the preacher.Retired Bishop Folts, who ordained the new bishop as both a deacon and a priest in West Texas, reminded his son that the most important ordination, “the one that changed your life the most, was that first one, the one that made you a deacon. For in that one … you declared your desire, your intention and indeed your willingness, for the rest of your life, to be a servant.”Ordination to priesthood and the episcopacy “are but subsets of that first ordination,” he said, adding, “I have every reason to believe that you know this great truth, and that you believe this deep in the very core of your being.”He continued by describing a bishop’s job as being one of casting a vision for the diocese while remembering to never work alone; finding the resources, both human and financial, to accomplish the vision; and holding the people accountable, or, as he said, “maintaining order.”But, he stressed, the new bishop should “take care never to equate yourself with the office” of bishop, and he reminded his son of the days when they played chess together. “Remember always,” he said, “that when each game of chess is over, the bishops and the pawns all go back into the same box.”The most poignant moment of the sermon came when the retired bishop delivered the new bishop’s charge: “Jonathan, my son and soon to be my brother (bishop),” he said, his voice cracking with emotion, “would you now please stand.”He ended his sermon by telling his son: “I love you. God bless you.”In his first remarks to the diocese, the newly consecrated bishop told the people, “Today is the beginning of a new chapter in diocesan history. … It is not a new story. … The story is still God’s story. Jesus is still the central character of that story. And the Holy Spirit is the editor who walks with us day after day as we live into that story. This is a new chapter, not a new story.”Nov. 2 also was the 23rd wedding anniversary for Folts and his wife, the Rev. Kimberly Folts. The new bishop thanked everyone for coming out to help them celebrate, and he added, “Apparently what you get for a 23rd anniversary is a big hat and stick!”The two-hour service, held at T.F. Riggs High School Theater and attended by more than 300 people and live-streamed to the diocese, began with Lakota and English hymns and included the reading of the Gospel in Lakota, Dinka and English. The responses to Gospel acclamation, the Doxology, and several communion hymns were also sung in Lakota. A special offertory anthem, composed by Stephen Yarbrough of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion, South Dakota, was sung by the consecration choir, with members drawn from across the diocese.Several bishops joined Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for the consecration of South Dakota Bishop Jonathan Folts on Nov. 2. Photo: Diocese of South DakotaPresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry was the chief consecrator at the service, and he and Folts’ father were joined by the Rt. Rev. John T. Tarrant, retired bishop of South Dakota, Folts’ predecessor; Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas; West Texas Bishop David M. Reed; and the Rt. Rev. Carlos S. Matsinhe, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Lebombo, Mozambique.Curry, in remarks at the offertory, said, “This is a great getting-up morning. South Dakota, we thank God for you, we are proud of you, and we thank God that we are your sisters and brothers and siblings in Jesus Christ. Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!”The offering for the service will be divided between scholarships for Thunderhead Episcopal Center, the diocesan camp and conference center, and the new bishop’s discretionary fund.Tarrant presented his successor with the diocesan crozier with the words: “Jonathan, on behalf of the people and clergy of the Diocese of South Dakota, I give into your hands this pastoral staff. May Christ the good shepherd uphold you and sustain you as you carry it in his name.”Five other bishops participated in the service: the Rt. Rev. Craig B. Anderson, the eighth bishop of South Dakota; Wyoming Bishop John S. Smylie; Nebraska Bishop J. Scott Barker; Iowa Bishop Alan Scarfe; and the Rt. Rev. Joe Burnett, retired bishop of Nebraska.The Diocese of South Dakota is comprised of 75 congregations in South Dakota, two in Nebraska, and one in Minnesota. Its cathedral, Calvary Cathedral, is located in Sioux Falls. The Diocese of South Dakota has a unique multicultural membership and history; approximately 60 percent of the 12,000 baptized Episcopalians are either Dakota, Lakota or Nakota Sioux. The diocese also has one congregation composed of Sudanese immigrants in Sioux Falls.– The Rev. Lauren R. Stanley is superintending presbyter of the Rosebud Episcopal Mission-West in South Dakota. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York
Please enter your comment! Focus on your health From Florida Hospital ApopkaImagine this: You are at work, at home or out and about, living your life. All of a sudden, you can’t see straight. You blink your eyes hoping to shake the feeling. You look up. Once-clear objects now seem blurry. You feel a bit dizzy. Is the room spinning, or are you? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here My father had a stroke but that was not what he died from. He had a somewhat bad stroke, as it affected his smile, as it drooped one side of his mouth, but his speech still sounded the same as always, but it affected his handwriting, as my father had a beautiful handwriting, but it looked shaky afterwards, but his thinking was just fine, and he did not have to go into a nursing home or anything like that at all, not even the hospital for the stroke, as well as I remember. My mom had mini strokes, but would not admit to having them, but the doctors could tell by tests they ran, when she did have to be in the hospital for something else. The doctors would ask her about mini strokes and she would not admit that she had them happen to her. She was secretive like that about her health. She did have an irregular heartbeat also, but they never treated her for it and I don’t know why, as I didn’t know all that stuff about irregular heartbeats, like I know now, and that they can cause strokes. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFocus on your healthStroke Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleApopka remembers those “who followed the last line” in annual Memorial Day Service Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply You know something’s not right.Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association. Often, feelings of dizziness or blurred vision are the first warning signs, as Dan Roberts found out.SYMPTOMS START SMALLDuring a weekly racquetball game, Dan jumped back and forth, swinging his racquet with intensity and strength. Then he paused for a moment when his left eye seemed cloudy.“I couldn’t see clearly,” says Dan, “and dismissed it as sweat from my forehead.”Not thinking twice about it, Dan packed up and went home. It wasn’t until later that night that the Casselberry contractor experienced something else peculiar. He sat up in bed and tried to stand.“I fell to the floor,” recalls Dan. “I didn’t know what was happening. I lay there and couldn’t do anything.”Dan’s wife, Jodi, says she heard a loud thump that sounded like dead weight falling. She rushed to her husband, and when she couldn’t get him to stir, she called 9-1-1.FIRST TRIES AT TREATMENTDan was taken to an area hospital, where a computerized tomography (CT) scan showed his left carotid artery, a blood vessel supplying oxygenated blood to the front part of the brain, had a tear. As a result, a blood clot formed in the artery in Dan’s neck, and another formed in his brain, causing an ischemic stroke.Ischemic strokes occur when a blood clot in an artery disrupts the flow of blood to your brain. Within minutes, it can kill or damage vital brain cells.Dan was treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), an intravenous injection administered to dissolve blood clots.When the tPA didn’t work, Dan was transferred to one of the Florida Hospital facilities with a comprehensive stroke center.Frank Hellinger, MD, Ph.D., an interventional neuroradiologist at Florida Hospital, treated Dan. He says that tears in arteries can occur for no apparent reason.“Controlling your blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, along with eating healthy and not smoking, helps prevent a stroke,” Dr. Hellinger explains.STOPPING STROKE’S EFFECTSDr. Hellinger accessed and removed the clots in Dan’s body by going through a femoral artery in his leg. In addition to blurred vision, common symptoms include weakness or numbness on one side of your body and trouble talking or understanding people around you, says Dr. Hellinger.It took three months of physical and speech therapy for Dan to regain his speech and most of the feeling on his right side. And in February 2013, a CT scan showed his carotid artery had fully healed.“I felt pretty good after hearing the news,” Dan says. “I was happy knowing I could do whatever I wanted to again.”WHEN IT’S NOT A STROKEFor some patients, feelings of dizziness and blurred vision indicate something other than a stroke: vertigo.Often mistaken for lightheadedness or a fear of heights, vertigo is a distinct type of dizziness in which an individual feels as though he or she is spinning, falling or tumbling in space. It can also feel as if the surroundings are spinning. Additional symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and loss of hearing.The condition may be caused by an infection or disturbance in the balance organs of the inner ear. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Ménière’s disease are among the most common causes. BPPV occurs when small calcium particles gather in the inner ear canals, affecting signals your inner ear sends to the brain about balance. Ménière’s disease is a buildup of fluid that changes the pressure in the ear and causes episodes of vertigo.There are multiple ways to test for vertigo and other types of dizziness, including a caloric test, which tracks your eyes as they stare at a moving object, and a posturography test, which examines your balance under various conditions.Speak with your physician if you are experiencing the symptoms of vertigo. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange County CommissionTake our daughters and sons to work day Previous articleRecall Alert: Kettle ChipsNext articleThe silence in Apopka is deafening Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Mama Mia Reply Please enter your name here Meeting is part of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”From the Orange County Government Media Relations OfficeWHAT: In honor of the national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 27, Orange County Government is sponsoring “Take Our Children to Work Day.” In addition to the activities planned by each division, Orange County Government is hosting a reception attended by various Commissioners while the children lead a mock 30-minute Board of County Commissioners hearing.The purpose of the event is to provide students (ages 8-18) with a firsthand look at local government in action and how it positively impacts society. This year’s national theme for Take Our Children to Work Day is “Count On Me!” will share what it means to be dependable and teach children why dependability is important in the workplace, the community and in their education.WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (mock hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m.) WHERE: Orange County Administration BuildingBoard of County Commission Chambers – first floor201 S. Rosalind Ave.Orlando, FL 32801WHO: Orange County employees and their children. Orange County’s Parks & Recreation mascot – Scooter – will be in attendance to interact with kids and take photos. In addition, details will be shared with students about the Mayor’s “Let’s Read Orange County Program.” Orange County Library will have library card registration available and the non-profit Just 1 Book will be onsite. This year’s event is expected to host more than 100 County employees and their children.Background: Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program goes beyond the average practice of “shadowing” an adult. Exposing young citizens to what a parent or mentor does during the work day is important. Showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Fake media, fake news, and now fake Board of County Commission meetings…..it.has to be the Trump influence! Also just another example of our local government leaders hosting playhouse time with high paid salaried employees and elected leaders. ” Take our children to work day” means just that, that they come visit, and see Mommy and Daddy working, good grief, not play pretend time for them. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April 26, 2017 at 8:02 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSD-DayHistory Channel Previous articleAs Florida’s phase two begins amid increasing COVID-19 cases, officials stress contextNext articleWhat goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here From The History ChannelJune 6th, 1944: D-Day!Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.With Hitler’s armies in control of most of mainland Europe, the Allies knew that a successful invasion of the continent was central to winning the war. Hitler knew this too, and was expecting an assault on northwestern Europe in the spring of 1944. He hoped to repel the Allies from the coast with a strong counterattack that would delay future invasion attempts, giving him time to throw the majority of his forces into defeating the Soviet Union in the east. Once that was accomplished, he believed an all-out victory would soon be his.On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quick-wittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians–had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.Courtesy of CNNFor their part, the Germans suffered from confusion in the ranks and the absence of celebrated commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was away on leave. At first, Hitler, believing that the invasion was a feint designed to distract the Germans from a coming attack north of the Seine River, refused to release nearby divisions to join the counterattack and reinforcements had to be called from further afield, causing delays. He also hesitated in calling for armored divisions to help in the defense. In addition, the Germans were hampered by effective Allied air support, which took out many key bridges and forced the Germans to take long detours, as well as efficient Allied naval support, which helped protect advancing Allied troops.Though it did not go off exactly as planned, as later claimed by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery–for example, the Allies were able to land only fractions of the supplies and vehicles they had intended in France–D-Day was a decided success. By the end of June, the Allies had 850,000 men and 150,000 vehicles in Normandy and were poised to continue their march across Europe.The heroism and bravery displayed by troops from the Allied countries on D-Day has served as inspiration for several films, most famously The Longest Day (1962) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). It was also depicted in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers (2001).
Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Localgiving matched giving Localgiving.com’s latest matched giving campaign reached its target of £375,000 in just two days. With the matched giving element, the March Match Fund raised a total of £750,000 for local charities in England. Indeed, the final figure will be higher when the Gift Aid element of donations is included.The Localgiving.com March Match Fund began at 09.00 on 1 March 2012, promising to match donations made via the website to charities in England up to a maximum of £375,000. 1,177 charities were eligible to benefit from the campaign.Localgiving.com ran its first match fund pilot programme in May 2011, and its most recent campaign in December 2011 raised £300,000.Localgiving.com charges an administration fee, and gives the example of a £20 donation being worth £43.02 to the charity once it has been matched, the Gift Aid applied, and the admin fee deducted.Single transaction donations of between £5 and £1000 qualified for the matched giving element, and charities could receive up to £2,500 in donations that could be matched. They could receive more of course, but the donations would not be matched.www.localgiving.com Howard Lake | 6 March 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Localgiving’s March Match Fund raises £750,000 in two days 34 total views, 1 views today 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.