Mitie targets outsourced jobs

first_img SUPPORT services firm Mitie said it plans to cash in on growing government outsourcing in the next 12 months, as it reported a 12 per cent growth in pre-tax profit for the latest half. Mitie said yesterday pre-tax profit for the six months to the end of September was £47.5m, while revenue grew 14.7 per cent from last year to £918.7m, largely due to recent acquisitions. “We see a number of opportunities in the public sector, in social housing, at the ministry of justice, within education and property in particular,” chief executive Ruby McGregor-Smith told City A.M. The firm said in an update it was speaking to the cabinet office about taking on more public sector work, with the first contracts expected in spring 2011. Mitie, which already provides security in English and Welsh courts, is bidding for work including prisoner escorting, community service and property management. McGregor-Smith emphasised the strength of its social housing business, which makes up 40 per cent of its property management revenue, despite underlying profit in the division falling 8.1 per cent to £12.4m. “More consolidation in the sector and good organic growth across our contracts means we are very positive about the market,” she said. Seymour Pierce analyst Caroline de La Soujeole upgraded her rating from “reduce” to “add”, adding in a research note: “This morning’s results show that the company is clearly making good progress on its strategy of becoming a provider of integrated facilities management and … is now evolving in areas with higher growth and higher margin potential.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Mitie targets outsourced jobs Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropUndoJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily 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 ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proofcenter_img Monday 22 November 2010 7:16 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img read more

Rexam stock jumps on talk of £200m sale deal

first_imgMonday 7 February 2011 7:55 pm SHARES in Rexam soared yesterday after the British can maker confirmed plans to sell its beverage and specialties arm in a deal that could be worth £200m. The shares rose nearly five per cent in early trading, before closing the day up 3.4 per cent from Friday’s close at 368.9p.Rexam is believed to have appointed Barclays Capital as advisers on the deal, and final bids for the business unit – which makes lids for drink and food containers – are expected this week. Bankers have long said Rexam is an attractive target for takeover. A Rexam spokesman said that the company was considering options for the unit.Rexam was the top FTSE 100 climber just ten days ago when its stock rose following news that it had completed contract negotiations in North America, and signed a long-term contract with its largest Brazilian customer. Following the completion of these negotiations the company forecast that overall operating profit in its Beverage Can North America division in 2011 is expected to remain comparable to that in 2010, as improved pricing, new customers, continued growth in specialty cans and further cost control initiatives will offset the impact of lower net 12 ounce volumes. As a result of the negotiations, Rexam has diversified the customer base for all can sizes and has signed medium-term contracts to recover most of the 2011 volume loss by 2013. The company is scheduled to release its preliminary results for 2010 on 23 February.In a trading update from November, chief executive Graham Chipchase said the company expected its results in the second half of 2010 to be similar to those of the first. Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Rexam stock jumps on talk of £200m sale deal whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmlast_img read more

PAK vs BSH ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Pak…

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Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgSecure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSecure Electronic Technology Plc holds the license to operate the national lottery in Nigeria. Formerly known as the National Sports Lottery, the company has an exclusive 30-year license granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and governed by the National Lotteries Act 2005. Secure Electronic Technology Plc provides the infrastructure and technology to run the lottery and gaming products. Games managed by Secure Electronic Technology Plc includes 60F49, the newest Jackpot game; 2Sure, the game with the highest payout; 50F90, a fixed-odds game with a pre-determined payout; and Betwazobia, a dedicated 24/7 mobile and online game platform. Secure Electronic Technology Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Secure Electronic Technology Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Red Cross launches first banner advert campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Red Cross launches first banner advert campaign The British Red Cross is launching its first online banner ad campaign to promote direct debits and regular giving.According to Third Sector magazine, the banner adverts, created by marketing agency Panlogic, will appear on Ebay.co.uk, lastminute.com, Reuters.com and Ample (www.iii.co.uk).The banners deliver visits to a microsite, justonehour.co.uk, which encourages people to donate an hour’s salary each month by direct debit, although it will also accept one-off credit/debit card donations. The site includes a calculator that will calculate the hourly income of a visitor based on the figure they give for their annual income. Advertisement The British Red Cross’ campaign is therefore an odd mixture of being very behind the times in terms of simply testing the banner ad for the first time, yet being up with the more active online fundraising charities in not only accepting direct debits online but specifically promoting them.center_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 18 March 2004 | 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.last_img read more

Company asks shareholders to think green for charity

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 27 April 2006 | News Elan Corporation, plc, one of Ireland’s leading companies, is inviting its shareholders to opt into receiving their shareholder communications electronically with a donation of ‚€5 being made to MS Ireland for each person that signs up. Traditionally shareholders receive informatin about their shares through the post with millions of sheets of paper sent out each year. MS Ireland is delighted that Elan Corporation, plc has agreed to support the work of MS Ireland and our work with people with Multiple Sclerosis. By agreeing to undertake this innovative and original scheme Elan are setting a great example for the corporate sector and also helping the environment, said Paul Collins, MS Ireland Fundraising Manager. Liam Daniel, Company Secretary Elan Corporation, said Elan was delighted to be supporting the work of MS Ireland and we are urging our shareholders to think twice about how they receive communication from us. By signing up to this scheme they will not only help MS Ireland but make a contribution to the environment, he said. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img MS Ireland offers a range of support services including information and advice on issues relating to MS.Elan Corporation, plc is a neuroscience-based biotechnology company.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Company asks shareholders to think green for charitylast_img read more

Senate Ag Committee Releases Draft of Proposed Farm Bill

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 9, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Ag Committee Releases Draft of Proposed Farm Bill SHARE The bill consolidates 23 existing conservation programs into 13 programs—while maintaining existing tools to protect and conserve land, water and wildlifeStreamlining programs provides added flexibility and focuses conservation around four primary functions: working lands conservation, the Conservation Reserve Program, regional partnerships, and easements to help prevent sprawl and protect wetlandsThese reforms save money while still increasing resources for top prioritiesBecause we are truly doing more with less, changes to conservation policies are supported by nearly 650 conservation organizations from all 50 statesImproving Program Accountability – The Senate Farm Bill increases accountability in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by: The official committee print of the 2013 Farm Bill is now available on the Senate Agriculture Committee website. According to Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow – the bipartisan 2013 Farm Bill represents the most significant reform of American agriculture policy in decades. She notes the era of direct payments comes to an end with the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act – with the bill creating risk management tools that support farmers when they are negatively impacted by weather disaster or market events beyond their control. According to Stabenow – by ending unnecessary subsidies, streamlining and consolidating programs and cracking down on abuse the bill will yield a total of 23-billion dollars in cuts to agriculture programs – including cuts made due to the sequester. She notes that is more than double the amount recommended by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission and the Gang of Six. Stabenow says the Senate’s 2013 Farm Bill strengthens top priorities that help farmers, ranchers and small business owners create jobs. With the current farm bill set to expire September 30th – Stabenow says Congress must pass legislation this year to provide farmers the certainty they need to keep driving our economic recovery. She says 16-million jobs hang in the balance. The Committee is set to markup the measure next Tuesday.Here are some of the highlights outlined in Chairwoman Stabenow’s summary of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013:Reform – The 2013 Senate Farm Bill reforms farm programs to save taxpayer dollars, while providing farmers with a responsible risk management system that only helps farmers when they experience substantial losses due to events beyond their control. Senate Ag Committee Releases Draft of Proposed Farm Bill Eliminates direct payments. Farmers will no longer receive payments when prices are rising and support is not needed. Ending these subsidies and creating responsible risk management is a major shift in American farm policyCaps remaining risk management support at $50,000 per personEnds Farm Payments to Non-Farmers. This bill closes the “management loophole,” through which people who were not actually farming—in many cases not even setting foot on the farm—were designated as farm “managers” so they could receive farm paymentsStrengthens crop insurance and expands access so farmers are not wiped out by bad weatherIncludes disaster relief for producers hurt by drought, spring freeze, and other weather disastersReforming farm programs, ending direct payments and implementing market-oriented programs to help farmers manage risk saves $16 billion dollars ($12 billion in the bill, $4 billion through sequestration)Consolidating and Streamlining Programs – The Senate Farm Bill eliminates over 100 programs and authorizations under the Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction. Continuing Growth in America’s Diverse Agricultural Economy – The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act increases efficiency and accountability, saving tens of billions of dollars overall, while still strengthening agricultural jobs initiatives through: SHARE Source: NAFB News Service Stopping lottery winners from continuing to receive assistancePreventing states from providing $1 per year in home heating assistance to individuals who do not have a heating bill for the sole purpose of providing extra benefits above what they would normally receiveEnding misuse by college students whose families are not truly low-incomeCracking down on retailers and recipients engaged in benefit traffickingIncreasing requirements to prevent liquor and tobacco stores from accepting food assistance benefitsThe above savings reduce the deficit while continuing support for food banks, seniors’ food programs and healthy school lunch initiatives Export opportunities to help farmers find new global markets for their goodsHelp for family farmers to sell locally, increasing support for farmers’ markets and spurring the creation of food hubs to connect farmers to schools and other community-based organizationsTraining and access to capital to make it easier for beginning farmers to get off the groundInitiatives to help American veterans start agriculture businessesGrowth in bio-based manufacturing (businesses producing goods in America from raw agricultural products grown in America) to create rural agriculture and urban manufacturing jobsInnovation in bio-energy production, supporting non-food based advanced biomass energy production such as cellulosic ethanol and woody biomass powerResearch to promote the commercialization of new agricultural innovationsRural development initiatives to help rural communities upgrade infrastructure, extend broadband internet availability and create a better environment for small businesses[Other Farm Bill Draft HighlightsThe draft farm bill released by the Senate Ag Committee is more than 11-hundred pages in length. Some aspects not highlighted by Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow include the establishment of a new Adverse Market Payments program – which would be based on reference prices. Like last year’s bill – the measure establishes the Agricultural Risk Coverage program. The bill also reauthorizes the sugar program, includes the dairy program favored by milk producers, extends the Food for Peace Act and reduces the size of the Conservation Reserve Program. The recent agreement between farm and conservation groups to create a tie between crop insurance eligibility and conservation compliance with no income tests for premium subsidies is not included in the draft. Instead – it includes the conservation compliance language proposed by Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss last year – which was adopted by the full Senate. Also included is the gross income means test introduced by Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.Thoughts on Senate Ag Committee 2013 Farm Bill DraftThe Senate Ag Committee has released its initial draft of the 2013 Farm Bill – and it does not include the Egg Products Inspection Act amendments of 2013. But National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says it most likely will come up again in relation to this farm bill. The National Farmers Union is encouraged the draft has been circulated to Senate Ag members in advance of the committee’s markup next week.NFU President Roger Johnson says NFU is please target price protection was added to the bill – but the organization believes target prices need to be increased and balanced in a meaningful way to be substantial. Johnson says NFU also is encouraged SNAP remains virtually unchanged from last year’s bill – as he says it’s crucial to continue providing a safety net to those who are food insecure in this country. He says NFU expects the House Ag Committee to follow suit very soon and is pleased to see movement in both chambers – since September 30th is quickly approaching. Previous articleColiseum Renovation Brings Changes to Livestock Shows at 2013 Indiana State FairNext articleVilsack Faces Tough Issues at Budge Hearing Gary Truittlast_img read more

Third Limerick estate faces drinking water ban

first_imgTwitter Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanIrish WaterlimerickSinn FeinSt Mary’s park Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img NewsLocal NewsThird Limerick estate faces drinking water banBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2014 715 Cllr Maurice QuinlivanFAMILIES in St Mary’s Park could now be at risk from high levels of lead in their tap water as work gets under way to restore drinking water supplies in two other Limerick city housing estates.More than 200 homes in St Mary’s Park are set to be hit with the water drinking ban this week due to dangerous levels of lead. Local residents are waiting to be issued with the same notice that was recently received by residents in Kileely and Ballynanty warning them not to drink their tap water or use it to prepare food.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Fein councillor for City North, Maurice Quinlivan said he is deeply concerned but not at all surprised that a home in St Mary’s Park, after testing for lead, had limits above the legally accepted amounts.“Many people, including myself, suspected that this was the situation and a huge number of people in the area had stopped drinking the water until they were sure it was safe. This testing has unfortunately confirmed their concerns.“I assume that Irish Water will issue a public notice like they have in Ballynanty and Kileely with advice from the HSE that the Water is ‘unsafe to drink’,” Cllr Quinlivan predicted.“It is also clear that there are other estates with lead pipes where people may be drinking water that is not safe. I am now repeating the call I have made on numerous occasions that Irish Water immediately publish a list of homes in the City that have lead pipes. I am also repeating the request that a detailed plan be put in place with a timescales as to when all theses pipes will be removed,” he said.Cllr Quinlivan insists that a major testing of water supplies needs to be undertaken by Irish Water across the city to allay the fears held by a huge number of Limerick people.“Irish Water has a terrible reputation since it’s inception and this is an opportunity for them to address the lack faith that people have of them,” he concluded. Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick schools top Sunday Times listNext articleMinister Noonan fit and well again Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

ECB cuts interest rates – Pearse Doherty says lenders must pass it on

first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleInishowen Tragedy court case adjourned until FebruaryNext articleMissing acetylene cylinder recovered in Gweedore News Highland By News Highland – December 8, 2011 Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson ECB cuts interest rates – Pearse Doherty says lenders must pass it on RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook The European Central Bank has cut it’s key interest rate by point-two-five per cent.It’s the second cut in as many months – with the rate now standing at one per cent.Meanwhile – the Tánaiste’s promised to again haul in banks to force them to cut interest rates if necessary.Last month the Government applied pressure on banks to pass on a rate cut from the E-C-B.Sinn Féin’s Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says the Government needs to stand up to the banks once and for all:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/13doherates.mp3[/podcast] Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Advertslast_img read more