Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kevin Kibble becomes MD of Fundraising Initiatives

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kevin commented on his new promotion, saying: “Fundraising Initiatives is a truly focused and professional business in an area of fundraising that has led the way in developing and professionalising door-to-door fundraising, a powerful and successful tool for generating charitable income. In fact, FIL delivers some 7,000 new donors for our charity clients every week.”Fundraising Initiatives’ clients include NDCS (The National Deaf Children’s Society), RSPCA, British Red Cross, Guideposts, Quarriers, Scope, and MS Society Scotland.It is part of the Fundraising Initiatives Group which, in addition to its door-to-door fundraising services, also offers fundraising consultancy, telephone fundraising, payroll giving and digital online communications, including its proprietary product Vismail„¢.center_img Kevin Kibble becomes MD of Fundraising Initiatives Kevin Kibble has been appointed as the Managing Director of Fundraising Initiatives Ltd, the specialist door-to-door fundraising agency working with charities and non-profit organisations in the UK. He joined the company just three months ago as Media & Creative Director.Kevin was formerly owner and publisher of the Professional Fundraising magazine, so brings considerable sector knowledge as well as commercial experience to lead the £22 million company and its 80 staff. Current MD, Phil Lowther, has moved up to Group Managing Director with a wider remit to develop the Group’s UK and overseas business interests.Kevin, who also writes a blog for UK Fundraising, will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of new products and services as well as the consolidation and strengthening of existing offerings to the benefit of clients. He will also be recruiting several new senior positions to strengthen both client services and business development. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Managementlast_img read more

The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause – 2nd Edition

first_img Howard Lake | 23 June 2008 | News 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. Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause – 2nd Edition  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Three Polish journalists and two Italian journalists expelled

first_img The three Polish journalists and their Polish translator who were detained in Havana on the night of 19 May after going there to cover a dissident congress arrived home yesterday following their expulsion by the Cuban authorities. They said they were treated well by the authorities in Havana but were never told why they were being expelled.The three journalists are Seweryn Blumsztaijn of the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Jerzy Jurecki of the regional daily Tygodnik Podhalanski and Wojciech Rogasin of Newsweek Poland, while their interpreter was Maciej Sarna.Two Italian journalists who were detained in Havana in similar circumstances, Corriere della Sera correspondent Francesco Battistini and La Repubblica correspondent Francesca Caferri, are also now back in Italy after being expelled.Battistini was detained shortly after arriving in Havana on 20 May and was expelled in less than 24 hours. He was back in Italy on the evening of 21 May. Caferri was arrested by eight policeman in her hotel on the afternoon of 21 May. She arrived back in Italy last night.All five journalists went to Havana to cover the Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society in Cuba, a meeting of dissident groups. The two Italian journalists did not have press visas and went on tourist visas. News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more May 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three Polish journalists and two Italian journalists expelled ________________________________20.05.05 – Authorities detain three Polish journalists who came to cover dissident congress and one ItalianReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the arrest last night in Havana of four Polish journalists who had come to cover a congress of dissidents taking place there. A fifth Polish journalist was expelled during the day yesterday and it was expected that those detained last night would suffer the same fate.”Once again the Cuban authorities are trying to stifle all dissent by violating press freedom in the most crude and brutal fashion,” the press freedom organization said. “This time they have targeted foreign journalists, although they had permission to come to Cuba. We firmly condemn these repressive methods and demand the immediate release of the detained journalists.”The four detained last night were Seweryn Blumsztajn of the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Jerzy Jurecki of the regional daily Tygodnik Podhalanski, Wojciech Rogasin of Newsweek Poland and Maciej Sarna, who was acting as their interpreter. They were arrested at their hotel near Havana international airport along with two other persons of Polish nationality.Meanwhile, Francesco Battistini, the correspondent of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, today told his newspaper in a telephone text message that he had just been picked up by the Cuban police. He will also probably be expelled.As he was being arrested last night, Jurecki had time to send a telephone text message to the privately-owned Polish television station TVN 24. A member of the TVN 24 staff told Reporters Without Borders the message said: “We are being taken from the hotel to prison. We need help.”Jurecki concealed his mobile phone and managed to make another call from a toilet in the detention centre an hour later, TVN 24 said. “He told us that the group of people who had been arrested would probably be expelled,” the station said.Maciej Stasincki of Gazeta Wyborcza was expelled earlier yesterday. He had also come to cover the Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society in Cuba, a meeting of dissident groups being organized by economist Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello. A Czech senator and a German parliamentarian who tried to attend the congress with just tourist visas were also expelled, while two Polish members of the European parliament were turned back on their arrival on 17 May. Eighteen European parliamentarians who wanted to attend the congress were refused visas. Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas center_img News Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet The three Polish journalists, detained in Havana on the night of 19 May, and the Italian journalist detained in Havana on 20 May, were all expelled in less than 48 hours.Francesca Caferri,another Italian journalist, was also expelled in similar circumstances. News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go further CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Woman hurt in Omagh collision dies

first_img Woman hurt in Omagh collision dies WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2015 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebookcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMan treated in hospital after Porthall RTANext articleAlmost 400 without power as strong winds lash Donegal News Highland Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week A 56-year-old woman has died in hospital, a day after she was struck by a car in Omagh, County Tyrone.The incident happened at about 15:05 GMT on Wednesday at James Street, close to the grammar school.Police have appealed for anyone who saw the collision to contact them. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Warranty Period Of Consumer Product And Services Amidst Covid-19

first_imgColumnsWarranty Period Of Consumer Product And Services Amidst Covid-19 Rijuk Sarkar22 May 2020 9:19 AMShare This – xFollowing the outbreak of the deadly pandemic, we have almost strived ourselves through the two months of rigorous lockdown, and further proceeding towards lockdown 4.0. Although, our subsistence by staying at home during the present time would have been way more challenging, had we not as a consumer relied upon durable consumer goods and products (automobiles, home…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFollowing the outbreak of the deadly pandemic, we have almost strived ourselves through the two months of rigorous lockdown, and further proceeding towards lockdown 4.0. Although, our subsistence by staying at home during the present time would have been way more challenging, had we not as a consumer relied upon durable consumer goods and products (automobiles, home appliances, consumer electronics, furniture etc.) for our day to day functioning and upkeep. However, unfortunate are those, whose products or appliances has stopped working or started to malfunction, during the lockdown period and to make the matter even more worse, the warranty period of such product has expired or is to expire during the period of lockdown. While most of the consumer goods come with a warranty period ranging between 6 months to even 10 years, or at times even more. The glad tidings is, most of the Automobile and manufacturing companies as a gesture of goodwill, have drawn-out their support to their customers, by extending the warranty and service period of those products which expired during the lockdown, by further extending it for an additional 30 to 90 days starting from the date of the lockdown. In such consequence, the unfortunate consumer yet again becomes fortunate. But, the issue arises only when the manufacturer or retailer, post lockdown repudiates to provide any kind of warranty and services to the consumers, whose warranty/service contract already lapsed during the period of lockdown. In that case, will such amount to unfair trade practice? Theory of Warranty Warranty as for a common man, under the knowledge a dictionary would mean, “A written promise from a company to repair or replace a product that develops a fault within a particular period of time, or to do a piece of work again if it is not satisfactory” The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, under section 12 (3), defines warranty as a stipulation collateral to the main purpose of the contract, the breach of which gives rise to a claim for damages but not to a right to reject the goods and treat the contract as repudiated. Besides, section 12 (4) of the said Act, prominently defines that, whether a stipulation in a contract of sale is a condition or a warranty depends in each case on the construction of the contract. A stipulation may be a condition, though called a warranty in the contract. Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 is stated as follows: 12. Condition and warranty.—(1) A stipulation in a contract of sale with reference to goods which are the subject thereof may be a condition or a warranty. (2) A condition is a stipulation essential to the main purpose of the contract, the breach of which gives rise to a right to treat the contract as repudiated. (3) A warranty is a stipulation collateral to the main purpose of the contract, the breach of which gives rise to a claim for damages but not to a right to reject the goods and treat the contract as repudiated. (4) Whether a stipulation in a contract of sale is a condition or a warranty depends in each case on the construction of the contract. A stipulation may be a condition, though called a warranty in the contract. Whether it is Unfair Trade Practice on part of the manufacturer or retailer? The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 under section 47 describes Unfair Trade Practice as “a trade practice which, for the purpose of promoting the sale, use or supply of any goods or for the provision of any service, adopts any unfair method or unfair or deceptive practice”. Further, sub section (h) of sec 47 of the said Act enumerates, where under the trade practice a representation to the public is made, which purports to be – (A) A warranty or guarantee of a product or of any goods or services; or (B) a promise to replace, maintain or repair an article or any part thereof or to repeat or continue a service until it has achieved a specified result, if such purported warranty or guarantee or promise is materially misleading or if there is no reasonable prospect that such warranty, guarantee or promise will be carried out. The Consumer protection Act, 2019, additionally does not provide any exceptions to the above discussed provision. Thus, u/sec 47 (h) of the above Act, it could be said that a manufacturer or retailer after having made a promise to the consumer, that under the warranty of the product sold, the consumer is eligible for a replacement, repair or maintenance and further while the circumstances arises to be so, does not prospect to fulfil such promise. Such would amount to Unfair Trade Practice. Remedies available for the Consumers Both the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and Consumers Protection Act, 2019 provides adequate remedies to the consumers. One of the foremost objective and purpose of the Consumer Protection Bill, 1986 was to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices and their right to seek redressal against any unfair trade practices or unscrupulous exploitation. Both of which has been implemented as under “Consumer Rights” in section 9 (ii) and section 9 (v) of the Consumers Protection Act, 2019. The amended Consumer protection Act of 2019 further makes it easier for consumer to file their complaints vide electronic filing under the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Act. On the other hand, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, under section 59, provides remedy for breach of warranty to the buyers. The said section 59 states as follows: 59. Remedy for breach of warranty.—(1) Where there is a breach of warranty by file seller, or where the buyer elects or is compelled to treat any breach of a condition on the part of the seller as a breach of warranty, the buyer is not by reason only of such breach of warranty entitled to reject the goods; but he may— (a) set up against the seller the breach of warranty in diminution or extinction of the price; or (b) sue the seller for damages for breach of warranty. (2) The fact that a buyer has set up a breach of warranty in diminution or extinction of the price does not prevent him from suing for the same breach of warranty if he has suffered further damage. Conclusion While the outbreak of the pandemic was much unanticipated and the existing laws although well laid-out, are not adaptive enough to deal with the present state of affairs. It is plausible that, although none of the parties are at fault for the present situation. It is significant for the commissions or the higher courts to examine, that the manufacturer or retailer shall not take advantage of the lockdown period for their unfair business gains or trade practices. In such case the buyers or consumers shall have their rights vested under the law to approach the Commission with their complaints against the seller, and is most likely to get a relief in their favour. Likewise, a blanket order from the Supreme Court or the High Courts would also make things at ease for the consumers, and such is to be seen in the near future.Views Are Personal Only. References The Sale of Goods Act, 1930The Consumers Protection Act, 2019https://dictionary.cambridge.orghttps://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/electronics-phone-makers-extend-warranty-period-amid-coronavirus-lockdown-120040300628_1.html Next Storylast_img read more

The Royal Mail delivers lesson in back to basics

first_img Previous Article Next Article The Royal Mail delivers lesson in back to basicsOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Royal Mail is sending its new chief executive and three non-executivedirectors on a week of delivery rounds to learn some of the basics of thebusiness. Chief executive Adam Crozier and non-executives Richard Handover, MikeHodgkinson and John Neill will join postmen on their rounds at 5am and help inthe sorting offices. The ‘back to the floor’ initiative is championed by chairman Allan Leightonwho has undertaken work experience in a number of postal roles. The board’snine other members have also gone back to the shopfloor. Jonathan Evans, Royal Mail Group’s company secretary, said all the firm’snew directors would deliver mail, work in sorting offices and Post Officebranches and take calls in customer service centres to help them get a feel forthe business. “Our new directors want to get a good feel for the business not just inthe boardroom but also on the shopfloor – and it’s crucial they do. “We want to make Royal Mail a great place to work, but it will only beby talking to people as they do their jobs, and appreciating what gets in theway of it being a great place to work, then by doing something about it, thatwe will succeed,” said Evans. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

High-temperature tolerance in anhydrobiotic tardigrades is limited by glass transition

Survival in microhabitats that experience extreme fluctuations in water availability and temperature requires special adaptations. To withstand such environmental conditions, tardigrades, as well as some nematodes and rotifers, enter a completely desiccated state known as anhydrobiosis. We examined the effects of high temperatures on fully desiccated (anhydrobiotic) tardigrades. Nine species from the classes Heterotardigrada and Eutardigrada were exposed to temperatures of up to 110 degrees C for 1 h. Exposure to temperatures of up to 80 degrees C resulted in a moderate decrease in survival. Exposure to temperatures above this resulted in a sharp decrease in survival, with no animals of the families Macrobiotidae and Echiniscidae surviving 100 degrees C. However, Milnesium tardigradum (Milnesidae) showed survival of >90% after exposure to 100 degrees C; temperatures above this resulted in a steep decrease in survival. Vitrification is assumed to play a major role in the survival of anhydrobiotic organisms during exposure to extreme temperatures, and consequently, the glass-transition temperature (T-g) is critical to high-temperature tolerance. In this study, we provide the first evidence of the presence of a glass transition during heating in an anhydrobiotic tardigrade through the use of differential scanning calorimetry. read more

A gas pump price spike predicted due to vaccine success

first_img Google+ Twitter By Network Indiana – November 18, 2020 0 195 Facebook A gas pump price spike predicted due to vaccine success Pinterest Previous articleBody pulled from St. Joseph River WednesdayNext articleLippert creating drive-thru COVID testing for employees Network Indiana WhatsApp (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) Gas prices are about to go up in the coming days across Indiana. GasBuddy says an upcoming price hike and positive news about coronavirus vaccines are the two biggest reasons for that.“The news on the vaccine trial bodes well for a return to normal. With that, markets advanced and oil prices advanced. As the news on coronavirus goes, so goes gas prices. If the news is positive, it means higher prices. If there is some negative news that comes out before the vaccines are released, that means lower prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.DeHaan said falling retail prices even as oil prices have surged mean that there will likely be a price increase sometime this week.“It would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.19 and $2.29 per gallon,” said DeHaan. “This happens every 10 days or so. After it shoots up at some point this week, it’s likely to start inching back down by a few cents of gallon every day. They’ll keep slowly coming down again until the next hike.”DeHaan recommends that you fill up your gas tank sooner rather than later. Facebook Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Rock Night Two In NOLA With Jeff Chimenti [Full Audio/Gallery]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead hit The Joy Theater for night two of their sold out shows at the historic venue last night, April 30th. With Marco Benevento unable to make it for these shows, the band had to tap keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (currently playing with Dead & Co) to sit in with the band for their two-night run. Chimenti has been part of the Grateful Dead family for years, and his presence added its own energy to the run.Kicking things off with “Big Railroad Blues,” the band set the tone for what would be a high energy, face-melting night of Dead jams. Followed up by an intense and roller coaster of ride through “Let It Grow,” the band dropped into a fan appreciative “St. Stephen.” They dropped in an “I Know You Rider,” generating a major emotional response before bringing out “The Eleven” A slightly reggae-tinged “Estimated Prophet” got people grooving hard before a rocking “Deal” brought the set to a close.Set two took form with a “China Cat Sunflower” > “Bertha” opener, which brought the crowds rushing inside for more great tunes. Dancing, twirling, hands in the air; fans were packed into the Joy, gratefully sharing the music of the Dead.“Easy Wind” led into a body moving, booty shaking, smile inducing “Eyes of the World” > “New Minglewood Blues,” before slowing it down to give the crowd a breather with “Row Jimmy.” As to be expected, the guys brought the set to a close with a hard rocking version of the Dead classic “One More Saturday Night.”  The entire venue was on their feet and singing along with the band, ready to hit the streets of New Orleans. The show closed out with a wonderful sing-along “Brown Eyed Women” for an encore.For the second year in a row, the Joy got to witness a two night run of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, which this fan, at the very least, hopes will become a Jazzfest tradition for years to come.Check out a full audio recording from bonobeats below:The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of Peter Costello/Facebook:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA – 4/30/16Set 1 (10:00PM – 11:18PM)Big Railroad Blues (TH) >Let it Grow (SM)St. Stephen (All) ->I Know You Rider (All) ->The Eleven @ (TH & JR) ->Let it Grow Jam ->Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Deal (TH)Set 2 (11:35PM – 12:57AM)China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->Bertha (TH)Easy Wind (SM) # >Eyes Of The World (TH) ->New Minglewood Blues (SM) >Row Jimmy (TH)One More Sat Night (SM)Enc: Brown Eyed Women (TH)Whole show with Jeff Chimenti on Keys. No Marco – he’s on tour with Dan Auerbach & The [email protected] – With Estimated Teases (TH)# – With “Dazed & Confused” (Led Zeppelin) teases & a “Jeff & Joe” JamA full gallery of images can be seen below, courtesy of Sam Shinault: Load remaining imageslast_img read more