Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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One thing you’ll notice in the coming weeks and months as the market panics over the uncertain threat of coronavirus is that a FTSE 100 correction throws up a lot of opportunities.That means good things for small private investors who have been sitting on piles of cash and waiting for the right opportunity to strike.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As the Wall Street Journal pointed out this week, large institutional investors are being forced to sell out of their major shareholdings. The same is not true for the likes of you and me. Financial reporter Jason Zweig notes: “Small investors who resist the coronavirus fears sweeping the market could be in position to buy bargains as big money flees.”LloydsAt a current share price of less than 50p, FTSE 100 stalwart Lloyds (LSE:LLOY) offers a dividend yield approaching 7% on a price-to-earnings ratio of under 15. It remains one of the most hotly traded shares on the entire UK market, with hundreds of millions of shares changing hands every day. Recent results spelled out a few issues but I’m confident in the bank’s turnaround plan.Despite the market fear of a dividend cut, the bank actually raised its full-year 2019 dividend by 5% to 3.37p per share. And while profitability — measured by return on tangible equity — will be 1% lower than forecast, Lloyds has made a tough, but right, decision in cutting 780 jobs to stave off losses. I see the share price returning back at least to the mid-50p mark.Legal & GeneralI would rate Legal & General (LSE:LGEN) as a strong buy. The £15bn market-cap UK insurance giant, pension fund operator, and low-cost tracker fund manager is always top of my list whenever the wider market falls. When the share price recovers from these levels, the elevated dividend yield above 6.2% will probably settle back into its normal 5.5% range but you will have a pleasing amount of capital appreciation to fall back on.While the LGEN share price has dropped 14% in the last seven days, it has actually lost less of its value than most of its FTSE 100 peers. And given that before coronavirus panic hit the markets, the shares were 41% higher than they were six months before, I see this dip as a buying opportunity.SSERenewables giant and wind farm operator SSE (LSE:SSE) is in prime position to take advantage of the UK’s legally binding move to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. None of this will change because of a virus.For me it’s a strong buy today, tomorrow, and for the next 30 years. A dividend yield of 6.2% is testament to the management strategy of improving yearly payouts to shareholders: it soared from 88p per share in 2015 to 97p per share in 2019.And the SSE share price is one of the lowest fallers across the FTSE 100, with just 6% taken from its all-time high. That says to me that there is relatively more market confidence in this highly profitable company than in its rivals.The most important thing for long-term investors to remember is that volatility is high whenever there is a significant amount of fear and uncertainty present. Markets may suffer steep drops but those of us who can remain calm and keep our long-term focus will likely make the best of the bargains now out there. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tom Rodgers Tom Rodgers | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: LGEN LLOY SSE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Tesla, and Unilever and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 3 reasons we could see another stock market crash in 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Global stock markets have had a great run since they crashed earlier in the year. The FTSE 100 index, for example, has risen about 25% since its March low. Meanwhile, the technology-focused NASDAQ 100 is up nearly 60%.Could we see another stock market crash in 2020? I think it’s definitely possible. Here are three reasons why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Valuations are highI’m a big fan of the technology sector. It’s the sector I’m most bullish on from a 10-year point of view. However, right now, I see many parts of the sector as a little overheated.Take US-tech giant Amazon, for example. At the moment, it trades on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 160. That’s high. Meanwhile, shares in Tesla are up about 40% in a month. I realise the world has changed due to Covid-19. Technology is the way forward. But some recent share price movements in this sector have looked a little excessive to me.I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we see a pullback in the US technology sector in 2020 at some point. And if that happens, UK stocks could take a hit too. Bullish investor sentiment While stock market valuations have looked a little stretched at times in recent years, I was never really convinced the bull market was nearing its end.The reason? I just wasn’t seeing the kind of irrational exuberance that generally comes at the top of the market. As I explained late last year, a lot of people simply had no interest in investing in stocks, despite the fact that the market had risen for around a decade.That has changed dramatically in the last few months. All of a sudden, everyone wants to ‘trade’ the stock market.The attitudes of some of these new investors are a little too bullish for my liking. For example, Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, recently claimed he was a better investor than Warren Buffett. “I’m better than he is. That’s a fact,” Portney said last month.Meanwhile, another new trader recently told Bloomberg: “There’s no way I can lose. Right now, I’m feeling invincible.”Sir John Templeton famously said: “Bull runs die on euphoria.” I can certainly feel some euphoria in the air right now.Economic conditionsFinally, economic conditions are woeful at the moment. Ratings agency Moody’s expects Britain’s GDP to fall 10% this year. Meanwhile, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) says UK GDP levels won’t return to 2019 levels until 2024. I see a bit of a disconnect between some share prices and the economy.Make these moves to protect your portfolioNow, I don’t want to scare you out of the stock market. Stocks remain the best asset class for building long-term wealth.However, I do think it’s worth thinking about risk management right now.One sensible move in the current environment is to look at your portfolio and consider whether it’s fully diversified. The key is to own stocks from a wide range of sectors. That way, if one sector such as technology underperforms, you won’t suffer big losses. 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ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Thailand City:Tambon Su ThepCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jason SchmidtRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Designed in collaboration with the owners, the house consists of three separate buildings loosely organized around courtyards and an entrance structure. All of the buildings are slightly raised from the ground and linked by covered walkways. Each building houses a different function, living and eating areas in one, sleeping and washing in another and work or play in a third.Save this picture!© Jason SchmidtSave this picture!© Jason SchmidtDespite these separations the transparencies of each volume reconnect to form a unified spatial network. This is further enhanced by the site’s existing vegetation which was left undisturbed. The structure is made of precast concrete columns, beams and deck elements with wood and steel windows. The interior and exterior finishes combine wood, ceramic, terrazzo and exposed concrete.Save this picture!© Jason SchmidtProject gallerySee allShow lessSilence House / First Design StudioSelected ProjectsKyeongryunjae / mmArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Tambon Su Thep, Thailand Chiang Mai Residence and Studio / Neil Logan Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895208/chiang-mai-residence-and-studio-neil-logan-architect Clipboard 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895208/chiang-mai-residence-and-studio-neil-logan-architect Clipboard Save this picture!© Jason Schmidt+ 11Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Area: 4592 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year: Photographs: Jason Schmidt Lead Architects: Chiang Mai Residence and Studio / Neil Logan ArchitectSave this projectSaveChiang Mai Residence and Studio / Neil Logan Architect “COPY” Neil Logan Projects Architects: Neil Logan Architect Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNeil Logan ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTambon Su ThepThailandPublished on July 17, 2018Cite: “Chiang Mai Residence and Studio / Neil Logan Architect” 16 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects Apartments Italy General Contractor: Residenze Carlo Erba / Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudioSave this projectSaveResidenze Carlo Erba / Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio Structural Engineering: CopyApartments•Milan, Italy 2019 Clients:Pinerba s.r.l., Morelli GroupConstruction Supervision:Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Paolo Lazza, Stefano De VitaProject Surveillance:Sherpa Engineering, Giorgio Marocchi, Tristano BarroccuCity:MilanCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. For a triangular site bounded by nondescript buildings, this project attempts to create a symbolic contemporary apartment building with the number of units required for commercial viability while responding to the context, particularly to the adjacent public garden, by continuing the garden onto the site. Restricted by the height limit due to the local regulations, we designed a series of horizontal bands stacked with slight offsets that create four different layers in the nine-story building.Save this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaThe first three floors constitute a base course similar to historic urban palazzi with travertine cladding and punched window openings of similar size, with inset balconies. The fourth floor, or second layer, is like a traditional piano nobile; it is set back from both the face of the travertine base and the marble face above, and its glazing contrasts with the stone surfaces. The third layer, floors five and six, is articulated by enameled metal frames that create a horizontal band running the length of the façade.Save this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaThese frames are set forward of the actual west face of the building. On the east facade, they excavate the mass of the building in a carving lattice. The fourth and topmost layer, floors seven through nine, is in one sense not a horizontal layer but, in its stepped profile and volumetric mass, a series of “urban villas” with large planting terraces. The whole ensemble of distinct layers slightly shifted off-center produces a dynamic effect, which, combined with traditional materials and window openings, marks the project as being of Milan today.Save this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Maurizio MontagnaThe S-form of the building was determined through a series of studies seen in diagrams that show how it meets both program and zoning requirements and also incorporates an early 20th-century classicist building on the site. This building becomes part of the condominium, as well as its formal entrance. The public garden to the west now “ends” in the curve of the condominium’s west elevation.Save this picture!© Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONEProject gallerySee allShow lessSpotlight: Léon KrierArticlesStairway House / nendoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONE+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area: 14000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year: Sistema Group Engineering, Montichiari, A.T. Advanced Tecnologies, Studio MGM, Gallarate Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937059/residenze-carlo-erba-eisenman-architects-plus-degli-esposti-architetti-plus-azstudio Clipboard Residenze Carlo Erba / Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio CopyAbout this officeEisenman ArchitectsOfficeFollowDegli Esposti ArchitettiOfficeFollowAZstudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanOn FacebookItalyPublished on April 07, 2020Cite: “Residenze Carlo Erba / Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio” 07 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thousands of employees from Centrica, whose brands include British Gas and Dyno, have raised more than £370,000 for NCH, the children’s charity, through their year-long campaign ‘Helping Children Shine’. The company contributed an additional £30,000 making a total donation of £400,000.The money will help 32 of NCH’s projects across the country, which work with vulnerable children and young people to reach their full potential. These are projects such as the Walsall Resource Centre who, thanks to this donation, will be able to organise free trips for children with disabilities, where they gain new experiences, take part in team building activities and work on raising self-esteem.Centrica and British Gas staff were involved in a range of fun activities to raise money for these vulnerable children and young people, from an adventure weekend in the Lake District to firewalking. The highest fundraisers were from Centrica in Edinburgh who raised an £37,000. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Centrica staff raise £370,000 for NCH 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. In addition to employee fundraising, Centrica also helped NCH conduct a survey examining the lives of the UK’s 175,000 young carers. The research identified that young carers spend on average 20 hours per week caring for a sick parent or relative.NCH works with 160,000 children, young people and families providing services through nearly 500 centres across the UK. Without the support of organisations such as Centrica, the charity would not always be able to deliver a service to children in local communities. Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 31 May 2006 | News
64 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 ‘Pass on something legendary’ is theme of Remember A Charity in your Will Week 63 total views, 1 views today Remember A Charity, the charity consortium that promotes leaving a charitable gift in your Will, has unveiled its plans for its legacy awareness week this year. The Remember A Charity in your Will Week will run from 12-18 September 2016, and its theme will focus on encouraging the public to “pass on something legendary”.Using the hashtag #mywisdom the public will be invited to tweet their advice for future generations as well as remember a charity in their Will, after they have looked after friends and family. They will be joined by celebrities and charity supporters.The consortium of 170 charities is also inviting more charities to take part to make this, the seventh year of the legacy campaign week, its biggest yet.Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said:“With this year’s consumer campaign, our focus is to give charities a range of resources that will help them deliver a strong legacy message that they can tailor for their own supporters. We want to encourage as many charities as possible to participate in Remember A Charity Week 2016, joining the consortium and shining a spotlight on legacy giving.”Charities joining the consortium before Remember A Charity Week will receive promotional materials and a toolkit, equipping them for promoting legacies effectively to their stakeholders and supporters. All member charities are also promoted on the Remember A Charity campaign website. Advertisement Masterchef presented Greg Wallace hosted Cafe de Mort as part of Remember A Charity in your Will WeekThe annual campaign, designed to make legacy giving a social norm, has featured some striking and humorous images and people over the past few years, including:unusual last requests being unveiled to relatives at the reading of the will, including having one’s coffin taken to the cemetery in an ice cream vanCafe de Mort, the restaurant with potentially deadly items on the menuExtreme Will-Writing featuring men and women in their seventies write a charity into their Will 10,000 feet up in the air before skydiving back down to earthStuntman Rocky Taylor recreating his famous 1985 stunt Last year’s campaignThe 2015 Remember a Charity in your Will Week featured Extreme Will-WritersOxfam reported a “significant increase” in the amount of web traffic to its legacy page and requests for legacy packs following last year’s campaign. The charity promoted the campaign via social media and in its charity shops.Tim Hunter, Oxfam’s Director of Fundraising, said:“Remember a Charity gave us a hook and a focus and that enabled us to get our retail network of 700 shops involved; communicating the importance of legacies to both the people who come into our shops as well as our volunteers who work there.”Dominique Abranson, WaterAid’s Legacy and In Memory Manager, added:“Remember A Charity is central to our new legacy strategy. Having a national week organised externally galvanised all our staff far more than if we’d tried to create our own legacy week.” Tagged with: legacy fundraising Remember a Charity 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 | 29 July 2016 | News #mywisdomThe campaign this year will feature a short film that showcases donors’ inspirational words for future generations. Posters will be displayed on the London Underground and at many of the UK’s busiest service stations.Full details of this year’s creative campaign will be unveiled in September.Past Remember A Charity in your Will Week campaigns
Cece McDonaldCeCe McDonald, the 24-year-old African-American transwoman who courageously defended herself and friends from a vicious, racist, anti-lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer attack, will be released from jail in mid-January.On June 5, 2011, McDonald, her roommate and some friends, all of them Black youth, were walking to the grocery store when a group of white adults outside a Minneapolis bar known as Schooner Tavern began to hurl racist and anti-LGBTQ slurs at them. As McDonald tried to get away with her friends, Molly Flaherty smashed a glass mug against her face and began throwing punches. The youth had no choice but to defend themselves.Dean Schmitz, who by all accounts had been one of the main instigators of the incident — and specifically targeted McDonald for being trans — was stabbed with scissors and died on his way to the hospital. Schmitz, who had a swastika tattooed on his chest, not only had been affiliated with white supremacists but had also been convicted multiple times for domestic violence and assault.Despite a strong public campaign to have the charges dropped, McDonald potentially faced decades in prison for murder. On June 4, 2012, as part of a plea agreement, she was sentenced to 41 months for second-degree manslaughter.An official statement from McDonald and her support committee will be posted before her release. For more details on McDonald’s release, see facebook.com/freecece.mcdonald.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expressionInternet RSF_en February 14, 2017 Find out more News Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws October 3, 2017 UK: Rudd’s plans to criminalise viewing of extremist content another threat to journalists RSF alarmed by UK proposal to jail journalists as ‘spies’ for obtaining leaks RSF urges UK parliament to reject menacing “Snoopers’ Charter” Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – is deeply concerned by UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement on 2 October of plans to criminalise the viewing of extremist content. The new laws would reportedly see anyone “repeatedly” viewing extremist content online jailed for up to 15 years. October 27, 2016 Find out more to go further Organisation Follow the news on United Kingdom News May 3, 2017 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expressionInternet Rudd’s announcement was delivered during her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. “This will close an important gap in legislation”, she stated. In responding to a question from a member of the audience, she said “I don’t need to understand how encryption works to understand how it’s helping the criminals”.RSF has previously criticised Rudd’s calls – echoed by Prime Minister Theresa May – for restrictions on the use of tools that use end-to-end encryption, such as WhatsApp. In July, Rudd drew a heated reaction for claiming in a column for The Telegraph that “real people” do not care about security in their online communications.“This latest announcement is cause for serious concern for journalists, human rights campaigners, and others with a legitimate need to view extremist content. These plans are downright dangerous when viewed in the context of other recent worrying moves to restrict press freedom in the UK, such as the adoption of the menacing Investigatory Powers Act, the proposal for an alarming new Espionage Act, and Rudd’s previous calls to restrict encryption tools. It is becoming increasingly difficult and risky for journalists to do their jobs in the UK,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The UK is currently ranked 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] or +44 (0)7583 137751