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In the narrative, the directors said the impact of Covid-19 on the business has been “significant” but varies between regions.In the UK, for example, there’s been “exceptionally high demand” for the firm’s Carex and Imperial Leather brands, which offer hand wash, sanitiser gel products and soap. But social-distancing measures in the UK, US and Europe have “severely impacted” the firm’s beauty products business.Meanwhile, in Indonesia, trading has carried on “largely as normal” with increased customer demand for hygiene-related products offsetting a reduction in sales of some lotions and creams. And the company saw a spike in demand for its Morning Fresh and Raffertys Garden brands, as well as “a severe reduction” in sales of beauty products.Recovery and growth potentialIn Nigeria, PZ Cussons had been experiencing difficult trading for some time and the pandemic is making things worse. However, I reckon the share price already compensates for weakness in the region. The recent disposal of the troublesome Nigerian milk business for $20.3m will have eased some of the problems.Last year, the company made a small operating loss in its Africa operations. There’s potential for a recovery in profits in the years ahead, which could boost the share price. And there’s also the potential for the company to divest, or close, more of those poor-performing operations. Either way, the lack of profitability already looks like it’s factored into the share price to me.Looking ahead, the directors reckon earnings for the full trading year to 31 May will come in at the lower end of previous expectations. Meanwhile, with lockdowns easing, I think there’s potential for trading to stabilise and improve.Despite the challenges, PZ Cussons has maintained the shareholder dividend for the past few years, including now. And with the shares near 179p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the current trading year to May 2021 is just over 15. 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TAGSbatteriescell phonestheconversation.com Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka police investigating early morning home invasionNext articleFreedom School programming launches in South Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Steve W. Martin, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University and first published on theconversation.com.Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? My young son asked me about that years ago when his battery-powered toy car stopped moving, wondering about what he called an “everlasting battery.” And this same question has probably crossed the mind of every cell phone user trying to send one last text before the screen blinks off.Research, like mine, continues around the world to make batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be recharged and discharged many more times than today’s. But as much as you and I would like, it’s impossible to make a truly everlasting battery. I have taught thermodynamics for more than 30 years. So far, there is nothing that suggests we can break the fundamental laws of science to get that elusive battery.Battery scientists and engineers call the main problem “capacity fade.” Regular people wonder about it with questions like “Why won’t my battery hold a charge?” and complaints like “I just recharged this thing and it’s already out again!”It’s a result of the second law of thermodynamics, which states that whenever some real process happens, it creates a certain amount of wasted energy along the way that can never be recovered. Any time a battery is charged or discharged, there’s a little bit of wasted energy – a little bit of wasted capacity in the battery that cannot be recovered.To envision how this works, think about battery use like transferring water between two cups. Using a battery is like emptying the water from one cup into the other, and charging the battery involves pouring the water back into the first cup. Even if you do it one or two times without spilling a drop, there’s always just a little tiny bit left in each cup that you can’t pour out.There’s always at least a little left over.Now imagine pouring back and forth hundreds or even thousands of times over a period of two or three years (for a cell phone battery) or 10 to 20 years (for an electric car). Over time, all the thousands of little and big things that go wrong add up to quite a bit of water going missing. Even spilling a barely visible drop – say one-tenth of a milliliter – adds up to an entire liter if it happens 10,000 times. That doesn’t even include the possibility of one cup failing in some way that loses even more water – like springing a leak or heating up and causing evaporation.Just as water inevitably goes missing when pouring from one cup to another, more energy is required to charge the battery than it actually stores and less energy comes out than is stored in it. The proportion of wasted energy to stored energy grows over time.In fact, the more you use a battery, the more energy gets wasted, and the sooner the battery will reach a point where it’s dead and can’t usefully be recharged. I and others are studying ways to have those discharging-recharging cycles run more smoothly to reduce the amount of waste, but the second law of thermodynamics will always make sure that there’s no way to get rid of it entirely. 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 Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment!
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 February 2013 | News British Airways to host record-breaking highest concert for Red Nose Day 102 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. Advertisement Win tickets to the Highest ConcertBA is offering 40 pairs of tickets for the flight in a competition to raise funds for Comic Relief. To enter, text ‘fly’ to 64100. Texts are charged at £5 “with all profit donated to Comic Relief”.All entrants must be aged 18 or over, resident in the UK and have a valid UK passport. The competition is open from 6am on 18 February, until midnight on March 1.In order to set a new Guinness World Record, the concert will need to take place at 42,018ft or higher within the guidelines set.The airline is making a donation to the BA Carbon Fund on behalf of each passenger on board. The 1980s and the first Red Nose DayThe concert is a nod towards the 25th anniversary of Comic Relief. In keeping with the theme there will be British Airways crew in original uniforms from the era. Menus from the period will be brought back with canapés including cocktail sausages, pineapple and cheese on skewers, mini prawn cocktails, pineapple upside down cake, gobstoppers and popping candy.Bananarama, who teamed up with Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke to record ‘Help’ as a charity single for Red Nose Day 1989, said: “We are proud to have supported Comic Relief right from the start. Since then, the charity has helped at least 50 million people in Africa and across the world. We are delighted to be once again showing our support through this exclusive 80s gig with British Airways.”The event is being promoted by Magic 105.4, online and on air, as well as special giveaways during the breakfast show with Neil Fox in the week leading up to the flight.It is also being promoted appropritely with a fax, which BA is inviting people to put up on office noticeboards across the country. Tagged with: Comic Relief corporate Events Highest Stand-Up Comedy GigIn 2011, British Airways set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Highest Stand-Up Comedy Gig’ at 35,000ft with Dara O’Brien, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson. Through its Flying Start partnership, British Airways has raised over £4 million for Comic Relief.www.rednoseday.com British Airways is planning to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Highest Concert’ by hosting the ‘Highest 80s Gig in the Sky’ to raise funds for Comic Relief.The sky high performance will take place at up to 43,000 feet on 10 March, and will feature Bananarama, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Kim Wilde and Go West.
Fundraising Regulator seeks feedback on website Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Melanie May | 21 March 2018 | News The Fundraising Regulator has launched an online survey asking for feedback on its website from both the charity sector and the public.According to the Regulator, the website has grown rapidly since its launch and it is looking to make improvements that will make it easier for charities and members of the public to find information and use the different systems the Regulator has in place.As well as accessing the Code of Fundraising Practice, information about the Regulator and advice about safer giving, charities can complete their registration with the Regulator through the website, with the fundraising levy a separate process. For the public, complaints about fundraising can be completed via the website whilst the Fundraising Preference Service remains a separate feature.The Regulator believes that integrating some of these processes would allow for a better experience for those that need to access the information and services it offers.The survey can be completed via the Fundraising Regulator’s website or via a direct link.Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said:“Having developed so quickly over the past two years, we have been constantly adapting our website to accommodate the systems we have launched. We are now at a point where we need to make major changes to the website to suit the needs of its users. Improving the website is key to the service we provide as the Regulator.” 55 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 56 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4
News News February 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists held by intelligence agency freed after seven days Simon Hervé Nko’o and Serge Sabouang, two journalists who were arrested by members of the General Directorate for External Investigation (DGRE) on 5 February without any reason being given, were finally released on the evening of 12 February.———-09.02.2010 – Authorities urged to account for two journalists held incommunicado by intelligence agencyReporters Without Borders calls on National Security Chief Emmanuel Edou to immediately explain what has happened to two journalists, Simon Hervé Nko’o and Serge Sabouang, who were arrested by members of the General Directorate for External Investigation (DGRE), an intelligence agency, on 5 February. There has been no news of them since then.“The unacceptable manner in which these two journalists have been arrested resembles the ‘abductions’ of journalists in Zimbabwe at the height of the repression orchestrated by Robert Mugabe,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such practices have no place in a country such as Cameroon which claims to respect the rule of law.”The press freedom organisation added: “The authorities must publicly state what offence these journalists are alleged to have committed and where they are being held. The journalists must also be allowed to communicate with their families.”It is believed that Nko’o, a reporter for the Douala-based weekly Bebela, and Sabouang, the editor of the fortnightly La Nation, are being held at DGRE headquarters in Yaoundé. When Nko’o was arrested, his home was searched from top to bottom and was ransacked shortly thereafter. Bebela publisher Henriette Ekwé said Nko’o was arrested “because he had a document that is compromising for powerful people in Cameroon,” adding that this included Laurent Esso, the secretary-general of the president’s office. The document, about a questionable transaction, has been described by Esso as a fabrication designed to discredit him.Agence France-Presse reported that, according to a local source who requested anonymity, the publishers of two other privately-owned newspapers, Bibi Ngota of the Cameroun Express and Robert Mintsa of Le Devoir, were also briefly detained in the same case on 5 February.Four journalists – Ananie Bindzi, Alex Azebaze, Thierry Ngongang and Aboya Manassé – were meanwhile questioned today by the public prosecutor in connection with the comments they made on the STV programme “Cards on the Table” in June 2008 about judicial proceedings in an anti-corruption drive known as Operation Sparrowhawk. The four journalists are facing up to three years in prison and fines of 5 million CFA francs. The case has been adjourned until 9 March because additional defence attorneys have been named. Organisation to go further CameroonAfrica April 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system May 31, 2021 Find out more News CameroonAfrica Follow the news on Cameroon News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Help by sharing this information
Sign up for DS News Daily July 18, 2014 1,168 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Much has been made of the recent drop in the unemployment from its highs during the great recession to the where it currently sits at 6.1 percent. But the often untold story in the headline is the effect that the labor force participation rate has on the unemployment rate and the overall economy.Put simply, the conventional unemployment rate is only a measure of unemployment within the segment population that is a part of the labor force, defined as people who are employed or actively looking for work. People who fall outside of that definition are not a part of the active labor force and fall outside of conventional unemployment measurement. But make no mistake; a lower labor force participation rate is a sign of a troubled job market.A report released Thursday by the White House Council of Economic Advisors points to a number of factors that lead to the conclusion that the labor force participation rate is unlikely to return to the past levels it enjoyed before the economic downturn any time soon – and maybe never again.According to the report, since the final quarter of 2007, the labor force participation rate has fallen from 65.9 percent to 62.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014, a decline of 3.1 percentage points and a drop to nearly the lowest level seen since the 1980’s.The council pointed to a number of factors depressing the number.The main culprit is the fact that the United States population is aging. As baby boomers retire and live longer than prior generations, it’s only natural it makes perfect sense that a greater portion of the U.S. population would not be active in the job market. The report suggests that more than half of the drop in participation is due to the aging population.Surprisingly the report downplayed the effect of the financial crisis on the participation rate attributing only 0.5 percent to workers that have voluntarily left the work force because of discouragement, returning to school, or some other reason.The rest of the decline is attributed to a number of trends, including historical patterns that were in place before the downturn.Whatever the reason, the anemic labor force participation rate is a cause for concern going forwar. Since the baby boomer generation, the population share of each successive generation continues to shrink. That fact and the historical trends that are likely to continue paint a grim picture.Policy makers will have to be creative in their approach to confronting these issues. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Report: Bubble Fears Unfounded Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 7/18/2014 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Labor Force Participation Rate Problematic for Recovery Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Council of Economic Advisers Labor Force Participation Unemployment 2014-07-18 Derek Templeton Share Save Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Council of Economic Advisers Labor Force Participation Unemployment in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Labor Force Participation Rate Problematic for Recovery Print This Post About Author: Derek Templeton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Investment Stocks in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Investment Stocks 2019-06-25 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Studying Home-Price Growth Next: CFPB Discusses Dodd-Frank and Abuse About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Gauging Investor Opinion Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Gauging Investor Opinion June 25, 2019 848 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Despite positive opinions about the economy, investor optimism has dropped, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index. The Index fell to 85 in Q2 2019, down 18 points year over year.Over half of investors surveyed, 61%, state that the economy is “booming” or “solid,” but many fear a coming recession. 51% of investors say a recession will begin either later in 2019 (11%) or in 2020 (40%). However, a clear majority — 66% — say they are “prepared” for how they will handle their investments in the event of a recession. According to Wells Fargo, 65% of investors say now is a good time to invest, but about half of investors (51%) predict that the next U.S. recession will occur either sometime later this year or next year. However, the majority of investors say they feel prepared for how they would handle their investments in the event of a recession“It is good to see that two-thirds of investors feel they are prepared to handle their investments during a recession,” said Tracie McMillion, Head of Global Asset Allocation Strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute. “While we do not see a recession in the near term, in many ways we are still recovering from the last one — which left a deep scar on many investors. This sense of preparedness is a positive sign.”According to a Gallup poll, it’s real estate, not stocks, that are considered to be the best investment. The poll indicates that 35% of Americans believe real estate to be the superior long-term financial investment, compared to 27% who say stocks are the better investment.Stock ownership has not quite reached pre-recession levels, and previous Gallup analysis showed that stock ownership has declined among most major U.S. subgroups since before the recession, with the exception of upper-income and older Americans. Gallup notes that their poll was conducted April 1-9, in the midst of a bull stock market and that with home values higher than they were before the recession, noting the likely returns. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Twitter Previous articleCalls for action on coastal erosion in FanadNext articleDoherty addresses crowds outside packed public rally News Highland Pinterest Donegal County Council is warning that ice may form on the route from Frosses – Glenties – Fintown after a gritting lorry broke down there this morning. Motorists are being advised to drive with extreme care there.A yellow snow and ice warning remains in place for all of Ireland until 9 o’clock this morning.Cathal Nolan, from Ireland’s Weather Channel, says conditions will improve for about 36 hours – but will then worsen again:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/nolxfgsdfgdfgan7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Warning of ice on west Donegal route after lorry breaks down RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – February 26, 2020
Parents are lining up to pick up their students at Watson Chapel Jr. High after the school lifted its lockdown. Multiple law enforcement agencies are still present on scene #ARNews pic.twitter.com/9wO9LScx26— Shelby Rose (@KATVShelby) March 1, 2021ABC News’ Rachel Katz contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. vmargineanu/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) — A 15-year-old boy has died hours after being shot at his school in Arkansas, allegedly by a fellow student, police said.The shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff took place around 10 a.m., police said.The teen, the only one hurt, was hospitalized in very serious condition. Shortly after 4 p.m. police said he died.The suspect, also a 15-year-old boy, was found hiding behind a house near the school, police said. He has been taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and is awaiting charges, police said.All other students were safe, the Watson Chapel School District said, calling the shooting an “isolated incident.”Police said a motive isn’t clear but the shooting was believed to be targeted, not random.Monday marked the first day of on-site learning for students in Pine Bluff, about 44 miles south of Little Rock.
Female staff are still in second placeOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Male managers promote other men because they see them as having greater financial responsibilities than women, according to a report by the Industrial Society.The study says male managers’ perception of other men as breadwinners means they are reluctant to promote women who are of childbearing age. The report claims women managers also share this view.The paper is a response to a consultation exercise by the Equal Pay Task Force, an independent body set up by the Equal Opportunities Commission.It criticises the legal options for challenging unequal pay, which is describes as “inaccessible and protracted”.It also urges employees to share their salary details with colleagues to expose discriminatory pay.Patrick Burns, the Industrial Society’s head of policy, said he does not believe employers intentionally discriminate against women in the workplace.He said, “The pay gap arises from deeply held views about women’s abilities, why women work and the value of their work, all of which are likely to be perpetuated by male domination of managerial positions. “Nevertheless, 30 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970, women’s full-time weekly earnings are still only 73.8 per cent of men’s, and the problem has to be tackled if organisations are to secure women’s full contribution to the UK economy.” Main findings• Recruitment, pay and promotion decisions are made mostly by male managers• Male managers are reluctant to promote women of childbearing age• Legal options for challenging unequal pay are inaccessible• Performance-related pay is particularly damaging to women Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.