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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
With the start of the Guinness Pro12 now less than a month away and all teams well into their pre-season preparations, we take a look at eight of the biggest off-season signings in the competition and how they can impact their respective teams over the coming season.The likes of Jonathan Davies, Robbie Henshaw, Bradley Davies and Kieron Fonotia all narrowly miss out and although the league hasn’t quite been able to attract the plethora of stars that the Aviva Premiership or Top 14 has, it certainly shows that plenty of very talented rugby players are still choosing to make their way to the competition.Charles Piutau, UlsterNot too much explanation needed here. The All Black full-back was in excellent form for Wasps last season and was one of the larger contributing factors in their march to the semi-finals of both the Premiership and Champions Cup. In addition to his obvious class, Piutau will also give Ulster greater flexibility in their back-line, capable of lining up across the back three or at outside centre. He should combine well with Jared Payne, the man he replaced in the Blues team following Payne’s move north in 2011, and will bring incision and the ability to keep plays alive to the province’s backfield.Marcell Coetzee, UlsterHaving already recruited Piutau, Ulster’s luring of Coetzee to Belfast should go down as one of the best one-two punch pieces of rugby business in recent years. Unfortunately, a serious knee injury will delay the South African’s Ulster debut but once he returns to full fitness, a date which looks likely to be early in the new year, he will add plenty of workrate, breakdown expertise and physical edge to the Ulster back row. He brings test-calibre attributes to the unit and that has been something the men from Northern Ireland have been missing of late.Close contact: Marcell Coetzee in Bok actionJohnny McNicholl, ScarletsMuch of the attention in West Wales may be on the return of prodigal son Jonathan Davies but in McNicholl the Scarlets have added a winger whose play over the last five months has been as good as any wing in the world. Although his consistency has been at times questioned during his stint with the Crusaders, his pace, power and support running have always been beyond reproach. Alongside dynamic full-back Liam Williams and playing in the Scarlets’ ambitious system, McNicholl is a more than solid bet to trouble the PRO12 top try scorers’ table this season, even with his arrival delayed by domestic duties in New Zealand.Willis Halaholo, Cardiff Blues By Alex Shaw Slippy customer: Charles Piutau escapes Bath last season LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The balance of power in Italy seems to see-saw on an almost yearly basis but luring Odiete over from Zebre has to be seen as a real coup for Treviso. The young full-back/wing impressed in his debut campaign for the Azzurri last season and looked like one of the most threatening Italian backs of the last ten years. His counter-attacking ability will be invaluable for a club that is likely to find itself on the back-foot for much of the season and his form will of no doubt be of considerable interest to new Italy boss Conor O’Shea.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. Another Kiwi to have had a stellar season, Halaholo has filled the Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith-shaped voids in the Hurricanes midfield with aplomb over the last few months. His lines and powerful carrying have split many a Super Rugby defence asunder this season and he will be hoping to replicate that form this weekend in the tournament final. As good a player as Halaholo is, he is not enough to singlehandedly put the Blues back into contention at the right end of the Pro12, but he is certainly a significant step in the right direction for the region.Free and easy: Willis Halaholo on the runJamison Gibson-Park, LeinsterHalaholo’s Hurricanes team-mate Gibson-Park is also moving north this summer, linking up with Leinster, where he will attempt to replace the retiring Eoin Reddan and the departing Isaac Boss. The scrum-half has been largely limited to bench appearances during the 2016 Super Rugby season but with TJ Perenara entrenched ahead of him, that is not an indicator of any lack of ability on Gibson-Park’s part. His void of International caps make him appealing to the Ireland Rugby Football Union, whilst his Super Rugby experience will endear him to Leinster, who only have one other senior scrum-half on their books, Luke McGrath.Leonardo Sarto, Glasgow WarriorsGlasgow have replaced the hammer of Taqele Naiyaravoro with the rapier of Sarto. Since making his Azzurri debut in 2013, Sarto has been one of the more consistent players in Italian rugby, despite playing in international and club (Zebre) teams that have struggled overall. A move to Glasgow should see him given more front-foot ball and the opportunity to play with players of a higher calibre and that could be the making of Sarto. Mark Bennett’s star continues to rise and defenders are becoming more and more drawn to him, potentially creating plenty of space for the Italian to operate in out wide.The playmaker: Marnitz Boshoff conducts play for the LionsMarnitz Boshoff, ConnachtAJ MacGinty, star of the USA’s Rugby World Cup campaign, had a profound impact in Connacht last season, helping them to a maiden Pro12 title with his control and playmaking in the ten jersey. He has since departed for Sale Sharks and that same responsibility will now fall on Boshoff’s shoulders. The South African soared to prominence with a stellar campaign in the 2014 Super Rugby season, shining for the Lions in their return to the competition, but he has since been usurped by Elton Jantjies in the pecking order. Pat Lam will be hopeful he can unearth the 2014 Boshoff and if the South African can replicate the kind of control he exhibited that season, Connacht’s fortunes in the Champions Cup could look relatively favourable this season.David Odiete, Benetton Treviso
Rugby World Cup Groups New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby World Cup Groups TAGS: Canada Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v CanadaOne of the last teams to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Canada were run ragged by a rampaging New Zealand team.Head-to-headPlayed – 5New Zealand wins – 5Canada wins – 0Did You Know?New Zealand became the first team to score 16,000 Test points when they drew 16-16 with South Africa in July. Their try tally after that match stood at 2,091 – another record.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellIt was always going to be a tough task for the Canadians to hold back the All Black tide and despite the occasional moment of quality, they were heavily outmatched in just about every department.The All Blacks started strongly playing some brilliant off-loading rugby that gave Canada no time to set their defence. They got on the scoreboard early by scoring a penalty try under the posts in the 5th minute and doubled their advantage in the 9th minute thanks to a lovely cross-field kick from Richie Mo’unga to Jordie Barrett.The man who epitomised the free-flowing rugby the Kiwis played was Sonny Bill Williams who looked to off-load at every opportunity. Indeed in the 18th minute there was no need as he found the try line to put the Kiwis up 21-0 after a quarter of the match had gone by.The Canadians showed some promise on occasion. After some lovely interchanges, Peter Nelson almost scored a breakaway try which would’ve raised the roof in Oita. But the All Blacks and Beauden Barrett pulled off some excellent defending to deny them, and he did so again a few minutes later. The Canadians were knocking on the door but couldn’t quite get in.The second Barrett to score was Beauden as he collected a Sonny Bill grubber kick under the posts to ensure the bonus point just before half-time. The only Barrett who hadn’t scored up to that point was Scott who dropped a certain try as he was crossing the try-line a few minutes earlier. No doubt, the man they call ‘dog roll’ is going to receive some flak for that moment. Expand New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Winners of the past two World Cups, the… Collapse And yet he made up for it quickly in the second-half. The All Blacks scored immediately as Rieko Ioane dotted down and then just a couple of minutes later Barrett managed to hold onto the ball this time after receiving a pass from Kieran Read. Shannon Frizell and Brad Weber then scored rounding off an incredible 10 minutes to start the second-half for the All Blacks. It was now a question of how many…Weber crossed again 6 minutes later for his second of the evening and that was all she wrote as the All Blacks ran out winners by 63 points to zero.Star manPlenty of choices to choose from. Brad Weber scored a brace and Sonny Bill Williams was excellent whilst he was on but we have gone for Richie Mo’unga. Controlled the game beautifully and didn’t miss with the boot all night. An imperious performance.On Target: Mo’unga didn’t miss with the boot (Getty Images)The reactionAll Blacks captain acknowleged the heat in his post-match interview; “It was bloody tough in this humidity under this roof so it was a tough game, but awesome to be a part of. You could probably tell as, basically, we were dripping wet as soon as we ran out to start the game. But something to work on in the knowledge we’ll probably get these conditions later on.”Canada coach Kingsley Jones said; “I’m just really proud of the guys and the way they stuck in there. We had big chunks of the game where we were really in the game. Every one of them can look themselves in the mirror and be proud of their performance tonight. At other times, I’m admiring the All Blacks’ accuracy, skill, speed. The bottom line is collisions: the speed and power that the All Blacks can deliver at times, it really causes big problems. And then after that, it’s difficult to deal with, difficult to defend.”The TeamsNew Zealand Team- Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Jack Goodhue (Ryan Crotty 40), Sonny Bill Williams (Ben Smith), Rieko Ioane, Richie Mo’unga, TJ Perenara (Brad Weber 40), Atu Moli, Liam Coltman (Codie Taylor 70), Angus Ta’avao (Nepo Laulala 25, Ofa Tuungafasi 52), Scott Barrett, Patrick Tuipulotu (Samuel Whitelock 70), Shannon Frizell, Matt Todd (Ardie Savea 70), Kieran ReadTries: Penalty 5, J Barrett 9, SB Williams 18, B Barrett 36, Ioane 41, S Barrett 45, Frizell 48, Weber 50, 56 Con: Mo’unga 8Canada Team- Patrick Parfrey (Andrew Coe 52), Jeff Hassler, Conor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, DTH van der Merwe (Taylor Paris 60 reversed on 72), Peter Nelson, Gordon McRorie (Phil Mack 64), Djustice Sears-Duru (Hubert Buydens 68), Eric Howard (Andrew Quattrin), Cole Keith (Jake Ilnicki 49), Evan Olmstead (Josh Larsen), Conor Keys (Mike Sheppard 60), Lucas Rumball, Matt Heaton, Tyler Ardron The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Canada were one of the last teams into the tournament and faced the toughest of tests in New Zealand. 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Back to overview,Home naval-today Newest US Navy destroyer visits Newport en route to San Diego View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: USS Rafael Peralta View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class The U.S. Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta stopped at Naval Station Newport during the ship’s first port visit en route to its future homeport at Naval Base San Diego.USS Rafael Peralta was delivered to the U.S. Navy on February 3, 2017 from General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The ship and her crew are now en route to San Diego where DDG 115 will officially enter service in a commissioning ceremony set for July 29, 2017.Rafael Peralta is the navy’s 65th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the second Flight IIA restart ship.The destroyer is named after Sgt. Rafael Peralta, one of the most heralded Marines from 2004’s Battle of Fallujah. In November 2010, Peralta pulled a grenade tossed by insurgents towards himself and absorbed most of the blast with his body, thus saving the lives of two fellow marines. He was mortally wounded from the grenade blast.Rafael Peralta is equipped with the Aegis baseline 9 combat system which includes an integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) capability incorporating ballistic missile defense 5.0 capability upgrade and naval integrated fire control-counter air. The ship’s IAMD radar will provide increased computing power and radar upgrades that improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern air warfare threats. The Aegis Combat System will enable the ship to link radars with other ships and aircraft to provide a composite picture of the battle space and effectively increase the theater space. Share this article Newest US Navy destroyer visits Newport en route to San Diego View post tag: BIW May 3, 2017
New admissions data released by Ucas has revealed a continued racial deficit in Oxford admissions. Of the 2,555 offers made in for 2016 entry just 45 were to black applicants, compared to 2,090 to white applicants.This represents a drop compared to the 50 offers made in 2015, but is higher than every other year since 2011.The percentage of offers given to black and asian applicants was also significantly lower than the percentage rate for those that are white. Offers were made to 26.3 per cent of white applicants, but only 16.8 per cent of Asian and 16.7 per cent of black applicants.Across all universities only 70 per cent of black applicants received places, compared with 73 per cent of white applicants and 73 per cent of those from Asian backgrounds.The Ucas data also revealed continuing disparity in terms of the wealth of applicants. Oxford received over 5,000 applications from the richest fifth of teenagers but just 420 from the poorest fifth. Of those that did apply 20.2 per cent of the poorest received offers compared to 26.2 per cent of the richest. The data follows David Lammy’s critique of Oxford’s “unconscious bias” that he claimed systematically disadvantages applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds. The Labour MP, speaking at a symposium at Lady Margaret Hall, said that “we all tend to recruit in our own image”. Dr Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at the University of Oxford, told Cherwell: “The number of offers given to students from Black, Asian and mixed-heritage backgrounds has risen significantly over the past five years, which is encouraging. “However, we are aware that there is still work to be done, particularly in terms of offer rates to Black and Asian students. “We have therefore introduced a number of tailored outreach programmes aimed at high-achieving students from under-represented groups, which we hope will pay dividends in the coming years and help make Oxford an even more diverse community.”In terms of gender the picture is more balanced, with young women and men securing Oxford offers at exactly the same rate. 1,275 applicants of each gender were made offers, however 30 fewer women applied than men.This meant that for the second time ever a higher proportion of female 18 year olds were given offers than male 18 year olds, as there are fewer female 18 year olds in the population.Dr Wendy Piatt, Russell Group director general, said: “The root causes of under-representation are complex and a wide range of factors need to be taken into account to fully understand them.“Our universities are working tirelessly to encourage bright candidates to apply as we want talented, able students from all backgrounds to know that a place at our universities is well within reach.”
Situated in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will provide images of the universe in unprecedented detail thanks to the HARMONI spectrograph, an instrument designed and built by Oxford scientists. “It is the element of ‘exploring the unknown’ that most excites me about the E-ELT. Equally, the E-ELT will be an engineering feat, and its sheer size and light grasp will dwarf all other telescopes we have built to date.” Construction has begun on the world’s largest optical telescope, a crucial component of which is being built by scientists from Oxford University. HARMONI is a fine-tuned instrument designed to take 4000 images simultaneously, each in a slightly different colour. The combination of a large number of images taken in both the visible and near infra-red spectrum will allow the imaging of planets, stars, and galaxies in ground-breaking detail. Niranjan Thatte, Principal Investigator for HARMONI and Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford’s Department of Physics, told Cherwell: “For me, the E-ELT represents a big leap forward in capability, and that means that we will use it to find many interesting things about the universe that we have no knowledge of today.
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