ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Peter Stephens | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens The FTSE 100’s recent market crash may lead some investors to buy less risky assets, such as gold. The precious metal has traded at a seven-year high in 2020, as its defensive characteristics and history as a store of wealth have proved popular among investors.However, now may be the right time to buy undervalued FTSE 100 dividend shares. The index’s cyclicality means that buying while share prices are low may improve your prospects of retiring early.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…CyclicalityThe FTSE 100 is no different than any other asset when it comes to being cyclical. In other words, it experiences booms and busts. At the present time, it’s experiencing the latter following a decade-long bull market which produced a strong recovery after the financial crisis.The current bear market may last for a period of a few more days to many more months. Indeed, it could take the FTSE 100 a number of years to fully recovery from its recent decline.However, its track record shows it has always been able to overcome its previous bear markets to post new record highs. Although a recovery may seem unlikely at present, due in part to the challenging news flow surrounding coronavirus, in the long run the FTSE 100 is likely to post higher highs than in the past.Buying opportunityTherefore, now could be the right time to buy stocks. They offer excellent value for money in many cases, with the FTSE 100’s dividend yield currently standing at around 6%. 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Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 | More on: BA MNDI NG Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Buying dividend-paying shares can dramatically improve your chances of growing rich. Simply reinvest what you receive back into the market and wait. By the time you reach retirement, you should have a very decent nest egg. In fact, adopting such a simple strategy could even make you a millionaire!But which dividend stocks should you buy? 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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Like many modern holidays, Valentine’s Day has its origins in a pagan festival that the early church tried to eradicate.In Roman days the fertility feast of Lupercalia was celebrated in mid-February. Men first would sacrifice goats and dogs. They then used the hides to whip women.“Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them. They believed this would make them fertile,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado.The celebration included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar.According to Brian Bates, a professor at the University of Sussex, “Young men and women drew lots for sexual partners in preparation for a day of sanctioned license the following day.”How did we get from the Roman version of hooking up to chocolates and roses? We can thank Emperor Claudius II.Roman Emperor Claudius II executed two men – both named Valentine – on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. One of these Valentines was a priest who secretly married couples against the wishes of Claudius, who believed that unmarried men made better soldiers. Apparently “Valentine” was a common name in those days because there are reports that a 3rd “Valentine” was also beheaded by Claudius II.Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day.In an effort to control the lewder aspects of the Lupercalia festival, the church fathers made a few changes to the pagan holiday. Instead of drawing the names of sexual partners out of a box, young men were encouraged to pick the names of saints—and then spend the following year emulating the saint whose name they drew.The church tried to change the focus of the holiday from sexual license to chaste romantic love.Not surprisingly, the romantic aspect is what became and remains popular, not the more austere love of the Christian martyrs.Read more about the connection between Lupercalia and Christian Martyrs from these sources: here and here. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSValentines Day Previous articleScaled back festival draws big Saturday crowdNext articleFlorida Hospital breaks ground on medical office building Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Is it time for a change? Read Too many cooks? by Alison Benjamin in Society in The Guardian. Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Five thousand new charities are created each year. However, according to an ICM poll for the Media Trust, 70% of the public think there are too many similar charities competing with each other.Five thousand new charities are created each year. However, according to an ICM poll for the Media Trust, 70% of the public think there are too many similar charities competing with each other.The Charity Commission now approves only 65% of applications, down from 90% a few years ago. Yet still 95% of charities in England and Wales are too small to employ paid staff, and half of all charities have annual incomes of less than £1,900. 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. 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Too many charities?
Make a comment On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at Altadena Sheriff’s Station.Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. This is unfortunate but not surprising. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972. That she did not die that day or in the months that followed is nothing short of a miracle. That she survived as long as she did was a testimony to God’s grace and her indomitable spirit.On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, she was added to the Los Angeles County Peace Officer’s memorial for her sacrifice.That Charlie became a deputy sheriff at all was a bit of an accident. Her husband was the one who wanted to be the deputy. He took the written exam twice, failing it both times. Charlie decided to take the exam to help him out. After she took the test, it was her plan to help him pass on his third attempt. The problem was that she passed it the first time and the test administrators wanted to schedule her for an oral interview that afternoon. She got on the phone and asked her husband what to do. She decided to go for it.Charlie excelled in the academy. Sheriff Lee Baca (then a deputy) was one of her drill instructors. She graduated from Academy Class 129 in June 1969, just ahead of her husband, another Charlie, who finally did pass the written exam. The family debate from that point forward was which one of them was Charlie 1 and which was Charlie 2.After graduation, Charlie was assigned to San Dimas Station and worked complaint and other support functions. Women were first assigned to patrol stations in the 1940’s, but most of them never got any closer to a radio car than the front desk. This was not true with Charlie. She managed to find male deputies who she could ride with in an “unofficial” capacity.Charlie began breaking into the boy’s club in 1969 in another way. Shortly after graduation, she became the only female member of the Sheriff’s shotgun team. There was no Department mandate to do this. She won her way onto the team by merit.It was hardly surprising that Charlie volunteered to be a full-fledged patrol deputy when that opportunity was first offered to women in the summer of 1972. Twenty women volunteered and were chosen for this “trial” program. A patrol school was created to prepare these women for working in a radio car. The Department had no patrol school prior to this time.Charlene and the rest of her female partners graduated on August 31, 1972 and she was assigned to Altadena Station the next day. During the graduation ceremony, they stood for inspection for Sheriff Peter Pitchess wearing skirts and white blouses and carrying their guns in a purse. This was to be their regular uniform while performing patrol duties with their male partners. (See photos)On November 5, 1972, her daughter’s eighth birthday, at approximately 1:00 A.M., Deputy Sheriff Trainee Charlene “Charlie” Rottler and her partner Doug Oberholtzer were traveling down Altadena Drive responding to a battery just-occurred call. Deputy Oberholtzer was driving, while riding in the backseat was Bonnie Clary; a newspaper reporter working on a yet another story on the first women deputies working uniformed patrol.As the patrol car approached an intersection just west of Altadena Station, a drunk driver ran a stop sign and the radio car broadsided the vehicle. A passenger in that car was killed. Two other passengers were injured. Bonnie Clary suffered a broken leg and Doug Oberholtzer a broken bone on his hand. Typically, only the drunk driver was uninjured.Charlie’s injuries were catastrophic.Denise Alvarado, Charlene’s daughter, now a Los Angeles City Firefighter Paramedic, described her mother’s injuries this way.“My mom’s left lower extremity was the only part of her body that was not injured. Her skull and front face was completely crushed. A plastic surgeon did an extraordinary job [repairing the damage] for 1972. … I was told she had over 350 stitches to her face alone. Her head must have broken some part of the shotgun that was mounted in the front of her patrol car.”“Her seat came off the car and she bounced all around. Her internal organs were all ruptured but the main damage was to her intestines. The doctors said if she made it through the surgeries she would die from the infection that would occur from the ruptured organs. Her back was broken in many places and it was thought her spinal cord was severed. Her heart was not affected but everything else was.”Initially, the responding firemen thought Charlie was dead. When they realized their mistake, they rushed her to Huntington Memorial Hospital. She endured over 20 hours of surgery on that first day and was in a coma for the next month. The doctors told her family not to expect her to come out of it. She was being looked after round the clock by candy-stripers.When Charlie finally did wake up she saw one poor girl sitting in a chair by her bed trying to read under the light of a weak lamp. Charlie’s first waking words were to suggest to the girl that she needed better light. After the young woman pulled herself down off the ceiling, she ran out of the room to get help. But this was only the beginning of Charlie’s ordeal.Sadly, Charlie’s injuries compelled her to retire from the Sheriff’s Department in April 1974. She endured 55 major surgeries over the rest of her life trying to repair the injuries she sustained in that traffic accident in 1972. When she finally succumbed to them in January of 2010, her body had so deteriorated that she had been compelled for some time to attach herself to a feeding tube each night to ensure she received enough nutrition. Other people might have had an in-home nurse perform this task. Charlie had enough moxie to do it herself. At the time of her death, she had only one foot of small intestine remaining in her body.Charlene Rottler did not know the meaning of the word quit and she never felt sorry for herself. She continued to fight and to be an inspiration for her family and friends. In 1996, the Sheriff’s Museum dedicated a display in honor of Charlie and her partners who led the way for women to patrol in 1972. Charlie was quite proud that she was still able to fit into the skirt and blouse the ladies were compelled to wear back in the day and she modeled it with pride for the cameras.Charlie and her peers are an inspiration to all the women who have donned a Sheriff’s uniform (pants and a shirt, not a skirt and white blouse), after them. They have inspired their children and their grandchildren and deserve every accolade that we can give them. Despite suffering horribly from the accident that ultimately claimed her life, Charlie was proud to be a deputy sheriff and would be deeply touched and moved to receive the honor and accolades that she is now being awarded for her sacrifice.Altadena Sheriff’s Station honors Charlie’s memory by wearing their full Class A dress uniform, complete with necktie on the anniversary of her passing. 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Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department(LOS ANGELES) — A manhunt is underway after an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head in a fast food restaurant, authorities said. The deputy was in a Jack in the Box in Alhambra at about 5:45 p.m. Monday when he was “tragically and senselessly shot in the head,” Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.The deputy, a 13-year veteran, is in critical condition, authorities said.“He needs our prayers,” the sheriff told reporters Monday night. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was in civilian clothes at the time. He was waiting for his food when he was shot once in the back of the head, reported ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.The suspect is described as a man in his 20s, according to the sheriff’s office.He fled the scene in a white 2010-2014 Kia Sorento SUV with paper plates, authorities said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.