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Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: The twelve Premiership rugby coaches who are spending a year in Brazil coaching rugby to children and young adults (L-R) Scott Watson(Project Manager), Darren Kingham-Scott, Joe Cousens; Richard Phillips, Chris Keetley, Joe Walker, Edd Rhodes, Gary Beck, Alex Greive, Michael Finnegan, Dom Caton, Chris Kent and Adrian Silvester, pose for a group photograph after the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Twickenham Stadium on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Cherry-picked: Andy Titterrell, here in his Gloucester days, is an ambassador for new charity State of Mind By Bea Asprey LAST WEEK we investigated how professional rugby in England is helping players to keep depression at bay, but now it’s time to find out what’s happening at grass-roots level. In part two of this series, London Welsh hooker Andy Titterrell opens up about his own experiences and tells us more about his role as an ambassador for new mental health charity State of Mind.Great mate: Titterrell’s former team-mate Gareth Delve Rugby World: What sort of pressures do rugby players come under? Andy Titterrell: In an office job, you are working in the same location every day and with the same people, so it’s possible to get into a comfortable routine. But in rugby, every week is different depending on who you’re playing against, and there’s a lot of travel involved. It’s also the times away from rugby that can be hard, when you’re injured for example. Your daily structure is taken away from you, and you’re not surrounded by your team-mates when you’re rehabbing, so it can leave you feeling isolated. In addition, for professionals, contract negotiations can go down to the wire; clubs leave it til the last minute to sign players and this is effectively playing with people’s lives. At that stage you can be offered less money than you were on before and it’s a stressful situation, especially if you have a family to support.RW: Can you tell us about your own experience of depression? AT: In about 2008, I really struggled. I bottled things up and not getting any support meant things snowballed. It got to the stage where I knew I needed to get help, but I had no idea who to approach or who to speak to. I confided a lot in my wife and my Gloucester team-mate at the time Gareth Delve. Eventually I got professional help, away from rugby. I wanted to speak to someone outside of the game, because I knew I would get a non-biased opinion from them. The hardest part was admitting to myself that I had got to the stage where I couldn’t carry on alone, but speaking about what had been happening during the week really helped.Coach class: Finnegan (fourth from right) is now coachingRW: Tell us how you got involved in the charity, State of Mind…AT: State of Mind (rugby union) was an idea of Mick Finnegann‘s, a previous participant in the School of Hard Knocks programme, who has been through his fair share of troubles in his own life but has come through them very successfully. The charity itself is based on the State of Mind rugby league equivalent, which goes into super league clubs to raise awareness of mental health issues, and help any of their pros who should need it. Their brand and charity is growing massively in league, so Mick decided to replicate it for rugby union. I think it’s a fantastic charity, so I tweeted at them, @SoMRugbyUnion, to ask if they needed any help. When they asked me to be an ambassador I was more than happy to say yes! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW: What work will the charity be doing? AT: We want to work in the opposite way to the league charity, and that means targeting grass-roots clubs first, then approaching Championship and Premiership clubs down the line. We want to raise awareness of mental health problems in grass-roots rugby, by going into the clubs and speaking to them directly, and educate people about what steps are available to take. It’s also important for people to understand the importance of staying mentally fit, as well as physically fit – this isn’t just for people who are suffering from depression. We’re not trained counsellors or doctors, but if anyone needs any information we can advise them on how to get help. We want to get out and present to as many clubs as we can, but we won’t take up a lot of people’s time. We’re just talking about a 25-minute chat before or after training, and then we’ll give people handouts to take away.If you want State of Mind to visit your club, tweet @SoMRugbyUnion
TAGS: SamoaThe Greatest Players By the time Wales faced Samoa in the 1999 World Cup, he was captain of his country and he played a try-scoring part in Samoa checking Welsh momentum with a 38-31 win, again in Cardiff, before failing to progress on points difference.It was to be Lam’s final game for the Samoans. He returned to Newcastle to finish his career in 2002. His final game came for the Barbarians where Lam, something of a bête noire to Wales, scored against them on their way to a win.After retirement he went into coaching, working with Scotland, Auckland, the Blues and Samoa. Lions legend Ian McGeechan called him the “ideal role model”. Though Auckland-born, Pat Lam is of Samoan descent and is revered on the rugby-mad island. Not only as a teak-tough No 8 who could offload, carry hard and drive attackers backwards but as a leader who helped put Samoa on the rugby map.Even though Lam played for the All Blacks in an uncapped game in Sydney, he made his first big impact in 1991 when, as a fresh-faced 21-year-old on his debut, he was part of a Western Samoa side that shocked the established old order with a 16-13 win over Wales in the World Cup. It led one wag to famously quip, “Thank God Wales weren’t playing the whole of Samoa.”Lam was again to be hugely influential in the 1995 tournament, where Samoa again exceeded expectations by qualifying for the knockout stages, losing to eventual winners South Africa.A grizzled operator in the back row for Canterbury Crusaders, he moved to the UK in 1997, spending his first year at Kingston Park where he exerted his leadership credentials to help Newcastle win the English Premiership.He then moved onto Northampton where he was fundamental to the Saints beating Munster to lift the 2000 Heineken Cup. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: Auckland, Northampton, Newcastle Country: Samoa Test span: 1991-99Test caps: 34 (34 starts)Test points: 25 (5T) Last year, Lam led Irish provincial side Connacht, to their first Pro12 championship.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
By Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of VirginiaWell-meaning advice for people freaking out about current events often includes encouragement to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith… but how on earth are you supposed to do that amid the insanity of 2020?As a practicing clinical psychologist and professor who studies how to manage anxiety and tolerate uncertainty, I offer 10 suggestions to make it through this highly stressful election period.1. Put the phone down!While it is tempting to stay glued to your devices during this time, the never-ending doomscrolling and screen-refreshing becomes overwhelming and keeps you in a state of tension and constant vigilance. The excessive consumption of news and social media predicts poorer long-term mental health during times of crisis.Plan some breaks where you can engage in other activities that take your mind off politics and the uncertainties we face, and allow things to feel a little more normal for a while.2. Uncertainty doesn’t equal catastropheIt’s hard not to know things – outcomes of elections, for instance. But not knowing shouldn’t mean that you assume the worst-case scenario has occurred. When you’re anxious (as many in the U.S. are right now), you tend to assign threatening meanings to ambiguous situations, but this tendency is neither accurate nor helpful. Jumping to catastrophic conclusions is like setting off a series of false alarms that keep you on edge and exaggerate your sense of threat.3. Don’t retreat into bedThe feeling of deep disappointment about election results you don’t like, or apprehension about upcoming results, can trigger a desire to withdraw and hole up. While that response is natural, it tends to be counterproductive. Staying engaged in activities that give you a sense of accomplishment, pleasure or meaning can make managing this time far less painful.4. Remember it’s happened beforeWhile in many ways it is true that 2020 is unique and unprecedented, it’s also the case that human beings tend to be remarkably resilient, even in the face of tremendous stress and trauma. This difficult time will not last forever. Things won’t magically all get better, but time will move forward, this situation will change and you will keep putting one foot in front of the other.Even video chatting can be a way to connect over a shared activity.Cavan Images/Cavan via Getty Images5. Don’t go through this time aloneWhile the pandemic means you need to remain physically distant from others, this should not mean staying socially or emotionally distant. When people experience acute stress, they cope much better if they have social support.So reach out and stay connected – whether that means texting about the latest vote count with a friend or purposefully taking a break from ruminating on current events (it’s a great chance to deeply discuss how you each feel about the new season of “The Mandalorian”).6. Stay regularNo, I am not referring to your bowels – maintain a regular and healthy eating, sleep and exercise pattern. While recommendations for self-care may seem unimportant, attending to those basic bodily needs can go a long way toward keeping your resources sufficiently replenished so you can meet the high demands of this time. There is increasing evidence that poor sleep is closely connected to many mental and emotional health difficulties.So stop refreshing your feed in the wee hours and try to sleep.7. Help othersThis may feel like an odd time to be asked to support others when you feel so depleted yourself, but helping others is linked to benefits in your own mental health.Moreover, it provides a sense of control. There’s so much during this time that you cannot control – there is no magic wand that speeds up vote counting in those critical contested races or makes senate run-offs in January come sooner. But taking action to improve things now for the people around you both helps others and reminds you that you can make a difference in meaningful ways.So, bake cookies to drop off on the doorstep of the friend who is quarantined. Offer to take an item off a work colleague’s overwhelming to-do list. If you’re in a position to help, make a donation to a cause you care about. It’s a win-win.8. Take a breathEach person is different in what helps them to relax or feel more centered. Focusing on and slowing down your breathing, for instance, can help keep you grounded in the present moment and reduce the spiral of upsetting thoughts about what might come next.For many people, online mindfulness exercises or relaxation recordings can make a big difference. Check out online mental health programs that have been reviewed by experts and pick the resource that’s right for you.Cut some slack for yourself and others – this is a time when good enough is good enough. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty Images9. Offer compassion to yourselfThe combination of “COVID-19 brain” plus “election brain” (along with the pain and losses of the last eight months) means few of us will be at our best right now.There’s a lot of room between performing at 100% of your usual capacity and climbing into bed and hiding under the covers for days on end. Personally, I’m trying to average 80%. People managing greater homeschooling, economic, health, discrimination and other challenges at this time than I am may shoot for a lower percentage.No one is making it through this time unscathed, so kindness to ourselves and others is desperately needed.10. Reach out if you need additional helpIf recommendations 1-9 aren’t cutting it, there are lots of resources to help people through this difficult period:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741Find a therapistFind culturally competent mental health careTry an app focused on managing COVID-19 stressors, such as COVID CoachUse my research team’s free intervention to reduce anxious thinking: MindTrails (part of an online study)Be patient, stay calm and keep the faith is a tall order. I’ll be happy if I can get most of the way there.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Your last 100 days as fundraising director – the plan John GreenDirector of DevelopmentStella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea)January 2020 331 total views, 1 views today A couple of months ago, following a series of interviews, I was offered a senior fundraising position with another charity, which I accepted. After 17 years at global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), finishing as Director of Development, I needed to plan my exit. As well as ensuring continuity for the charity, I wanted to ensure the change for colleagues, with whom I spent a good proportion of my working life was as professional and comfortable as possible.Whilst an online search revealed an abundance of material for senior executives and fundraisers for their first 100 days in a new role there was next to nothing about how to successfully manage the last 100 days. The last 100 days seems to be a particularly critical period, as it is likely to be the period you are most remembered for by your current employer, but also any external activity or media engagement may be watched with interest by your new employer. Therefore, an exit plan for the last 100 days is vital. 7. Update LinkedIn recommendations for key contactsThese days, like it or not Linkedin is your online CV, its not quite the window to your soul, but a well curated profile, is important as you embark on a new role. It is likely to be the first place new colleagues will go to get a sense of who you are. As well as ensuring your profile is in good shape, now is the time to give recommendations and endorsements to colleagues and contacts who have made your work enjoyable and more successful. They will be likely to reciprocate and more importantly they’ll appreciate it. 8. Delete unnecessary documentsIdeally, you’ll be doing this as you go along, but sometimes when deadlines are looming and there are opportunities to be seized, routine administration is put on the back burner.Leaving clear files for your successor will be greatly appreciated. 5. Mind the ‘recruitment’ gapRecruitment for your role maybe tardy; trustees may need to have input, additional budget may need to be approved, whatever the reason there may not be any overlap with your successor. Either request an ‘interim’ for the team you leave, or document tasks you normally lead on and designate task leads until your successor is appointed. 3. Document your roles processes and close online work to ensure cyber securityIdeally during your tenure, you will have begun to build a ‘bible’ of fundraising processes. It’s much easier and more comprehensive to do this as you work than to try and write this in your last 100 days. Beginning to shut online accounts or transferring them to your new employer reduces risk of identity theft or other cyber-crime. Howard Lake | 23 January 2020 | News Tagged with: Fundraising Director leadership Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 2. Inform close colleagues first, before any charity wide announcementBe ready for some concern for the future in your team, especially if you’ve been a fixture for some years. Good planning will allay some of these concerns. Or you can write a letter to a newspaper’s letters page; the FT published one of mine earlier this year, Finally, in the last days, find some special way to appreciate your close colleagues, you’ve not only worked with them, but shared years of life, they’ll remember you for making that effort and lastly that closing email to everyone with forwarding details will hopefully make your last 100 days professional and warmly remembered by the charity in which you invested so much of your life. 332 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 1. Give notice to your line manager in writingBut only once you’ve had a job offer and contract in writing from your new employer. Make the letter positive, noting your willingness to help the new incumbent as your new commitments allow. 6. Inform key supporters of your departure in a personalised wayAs a fundraiser, building personal relationships with major donors, suppliers, media contacts and other stakeholders is key to your success. You’ve been careful to nurture these relationships and ensure they feel part of the DNA of the charity. To end these with a perfunctory email risks to undermines their engagement. Better to phone, meet or send a card to these key contacts, it will be appreciated. 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. 9. Holiday and the P45You may hope that the last 100 days will be a gentle coast to the finish, unfortunately, this won’t be the case. As well as keeping the day job going, you’ll be writing handover notes, interim plans and possibly assisting with recruitment of your successor. That said, if you’ve annual leave to take, take it, in this busy period you’ll need some ‘down time’. Whilst your new employer may want you to start ‘yesterday’, building in a week of holiday between jobs is a good idea. At a senior level, most fundraisers never completely detach during holidays, so some time out between jobs, where you’ve no responsibility to ‘look in’, is a chance torecharge and focus for the next challenge. 10. Finish strong and remember to say thank youAs the final day gets nearer, there will be some tasks you’ll have to leave to your successor. However, do look for some great charity news to finish with.It’s difficult to plan for a significant gift to come in in this period, but some media exposure commenting on national news relevant to your sector can create a feel-good buzz coinciding with your departure. I did this on BBC News during the Iranian tanker seizure this summer: Advertisement 4. Undertake a review of your departmentHaving held a senior role in the organisation for a number of years, you will a unique insight into the organisations, and also what you would recommend to change or review further.This needn’t be a root and branch review, but gives your successor somewhere to start and captures something of your experience. Walking into a senior role without any background notes is not a good indicator of the previous incumbent.SEE ALSO: 5 tips for great fundraising handover notes by John Green (7 February 2020) Whilst trying to keep the day job going, preparing mentally for the change and preparing my handover notes, here is my 10-point plan for the last 100 days as a senior fundraiser. John Green has worked for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) for 17 years
185 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Halifax Foundation in Northern Ireland will increase its giving from £1.3 million in 2019 to £1.8 million next year the charity’s executive director has said.Announcing the Foundation’s new strategy for 2020–2023, ‘A Vision for the Future,’ executive director Brenda McMullan says they have developed four new funding rounds and are offering in-kind support.Ms McMullan says in advance of launching the new strategy they carried out research in the community and voluntary sector with non-profit organisations, recently funded groups and umbrella organisations like NICVA and Rural Community Network who support the sector.“We also reached out to groups we hadn’t funded before to address any barriers there may be and the response was fantastic and well received,” she said. 186 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NI foundation will increase giving Howard Lake | 6 February 2020 | News Simplifying the grant processAs well as introducing revised funding streams, the Foundation made their application forms shorter and more relative to the grant amount groups are applying for. In addition, eligibility criteria has been amended allowing charities that are non-deemed to apply whilst awaiting their Charity Commission NI registration to come through.“By simplifying our grant process, continuing to provide core funding and by providing larger, longer term grants than before, we really hope to see a positive impact at a grassroots level,” Ms McMullan told NICVA.The Foundation says it will continue to consider projects of a particular value to the third sector at a strategic level through our Special Initiatives programme.The Foundation grants programme will support projects:up t0 £2,500between £2,500 and £10,000and long term grants up to £50,000.The next closing date is 28 February 2020.The foundation’s in-kind programme will include digital support, one-to-one financial management and a mentoring programme.In order for organisations to be eligible to apply for any Halifax Foundation in Northern Ireland grant programmes, they must have an income of less than £1 million in the previous 12 months. 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.