first_imgVitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I think some of the most interesting FTSE 100 stocks represent companies with the smallest market capitalisations in the index.Some of those smaller businesses score well against quality indicators and often look and feel more dynamic. As well as dividend income, I reckon many of them are capable of delivering capital growth via a rising share price. I’d aim to buy these stocks when their valuations make sense for a long-term investment and then hold them for at least 10 years.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…Over a decade, the underlying businesses will have time to grow. And I could see a decent return. However, as with all shares, positive returns are not certain. And it’s possible for me to lose money even when investing over such a long period.A FTSE 100 stock positioned for growthNevertheless, I like the look of Weir (LSE: WEIR), the engineering business serving mining, infrastructure and oil & gas customers in more than 50 countries. In early March, chief executive Jon Stanton said the business was “resilient” in 2020. And the company has transformed itself recently into a “premium” mining technology provider. He reckons Weir is positioned to benefit from powerful long-term structural growth themes in the industry “for many years to come”.  Stanton says underlying trading conditions are favourable. And he’s “confident” the business will outperform its markets over the next three years and deliver sustainable long-term profitable growth. But such an outcome is not guaranteed, of course. And one potential negative is that the mining industry is notoriously cyclical. If a general downturn arrives, Weir’s business could suffer and investment returns could decline for the company’s shareholders.Meanwhile, with the share price near 1,744p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is around 20 for 2022. And the anticipated dividend yield is close to 1.8%. That isn’t a cheap valuation. So, although I’m keen on the business, I’d put Weir on watch for the time being and aim to pick up a few shares at a better buying point.Serving today’s digital worldI’m also keen on security software company Avast (LSE: AVST). At the beginning of March, the company reported “another strong year of top-line organic growth, high levels of profitability and cash flow generation”.Cybersecurity products were in high demand during 2020. And chief executive Ondrej Vlcek explained that more people and businesses turned to technology “to keep their lives and their work enabled“.Looking ahead, Vicek is “confident” Avast can “unlock” new opportunities for growth with its commitment to ongoing product and technological innovation. Meanwhile, City analysts expect earnings to grow by around 65% in 2021 and 7% in 2022.With the share price near 479p, the forward-looking price-to-earnings rating is just below 17 for 2022. And the anticipated dividend yield is around 2.6%. I reckon that’s a full-looking valuation. And it could end up looking even higher if the company misses its earnings expectations. If that happens, we could see the share price fall. Meanwhile, the business has a record of volatile earnings and shareholder dividends have only been around since 2018.Nevertheless, I’d aim to pick up the stock on dips, down-days and general stock market corrections with the aim of holding for the long term 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for the next decade Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc and Weir. 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. 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first_img South Africa withdraw from Rugby ChampionshipSouth Africa will not defend their Rugby Championship title in Australia in the coming weeks after withdrawing from the competition.The Springboks squad was due to depart Johannesburg on Sunday but government regualtions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic meant it was “unclear whether the team would legally be able to depart” according to SA Rugby.There are also player welfare concerns given that the Boks have not played a Test match since beating England in last year’s World Cup final and their top South Africa-based players have only recently returned to action.The world champions were due to play Argentina in their opening game on 7 November, but now the Pumas, New Zealand and Australia will play a Tri-Nations tournament.SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said: “This is a hugely disappointing outcome for our supporters and commercial partners but the ongoing impacts of the pandemic in multiple dispensations means we are unable to deliver a Springbok team without seriously compromising player welfare.”An added complication is the fact that South Africa’s overseas-based players – the likes of Faf de Klerk at Sale and Damian De Allende at Munster – face different Covid restrictions.Roux added: “Players in England, Ireland, France and Japan are subject to differing local regulations and travel protocols and potentially imminent renewed lockdowns in some territories. It was unclear when they would be able to become functioning members of the Springbok squad in Australia.“We understand that public safety concerns come first and there’s no way that we could expect short cuts to be found to get them out of their host countries and into the Springbok bubble.“But the impact on our planning was profound and took us to a bottom line that we could not in fairness commit to being able to compete.”The other factor was the lack of rugby played by many of the squad. South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said: “We worked out that the players needed a minimum of 400 minutes of game time before they could be ready for a Test match.“The overseas-based players had started playing before us and they would have been getting close to that time by 7 November. The world champions have decided not to travel to Australia for the tournament LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “But many of those have completed their programmes or have had Covid outbreaks which has interrupted the planning. The Japanese-based players haven’t played any rugby at all, while the home-based players would be well short of 400 minutes by the time of kick off.”South Africa’s withdrawal means SANZAAR have now announced a new Tri-Nations schedule, with the Wallabies and All Blacks playing back-to-back on 31 October and 7 November to start the tournament. These will double up as the final two Bledisloe Cup matches.The Pumas, who have already arrived in Australia to go through the necessary quarantine procedures, will have two bye weekends at the start and then be involved in the subsequent four matches. Long wait: South Africa haven’t played a Test since the World Cup final (Getty Images) Wallabies and All Blacks players have both played in domestic Super Rugby competitions and met in the first Bledisloe Cup game of the season last weekend, but the Pumas have not played any competitive rugby since the cross-border Super Rugby tournament ended in March.SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said: “Naturally, it is extremely disappointing that the Springboks, due to the continued complexities of operating in and around this Covid environment, cannot fully compete in the previously planned six-round Rugby Championship.“That said this now presents us with a unique opportunity, in this our 25th year, to close off 2020 with a SANZAAR Tri-Nations competition. While it has been a far from ideal preparation we look forward to an exciting and vibrant Tri-Nations tournament.”Tri-Nations FixturesOctober 31: Australia v New Zealand (ANZ Stadium, Sydney)November 7: Australia v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)November 14: New Zealand v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)November 21: Argentina v Australia (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)November 28: Argentina v New Zealand (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)December 5: Australia v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)last_img read more

first_img iBid’s award-winning silent auction technology is raising the roof on charities’ event fundraising targets. With clients ranging from the NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support through to Action Against Hunger and smaller led events, iBid have seen a 114% rise in the number of charity clients using iBid technology over the last financial year, April 2012 – March 2013.“We are delighted with the increase,” says iBid’s Managing Director, Tim Stansbury. “Charities are excited about our technology and the word is spreading. We are helping revolutionise how charity supporters give both at live events and online, via bidding on auctions or interactive donations. We are really excited to be helping clients maximise their fundraising efforts.”The easy-to-use technology allows guests to bid for auction prizes throughout the charitable event. Unlike in a live auction, bidding takes place on handheld touchscreen tablets which charities have found increase the frequency and value of bids made at the event. The tablets are pre programmed with guest names to keep the process incredibly simple, and provide detailed information and images on the lots available. As the auction progresses the latest bids instantly appear on large screens around the event venue that again help fuel the competitive nature of bidders. The company is also able to advise charities on the running order of the event, the progression of the bids and whether bidding increments should be increased to again help raise the fundraising stakes. Advertisement Watch the live leaderboard for all current winning bidshttp://www.ibid-events.com  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis iBid sees more than 100% rise in the number of charity events using silent auction technology As Mark Wood, Chairman of the NSPCC said: “The ease of use of iBid technology has facilitated competition at our silent auctions and for the City Dinner alone resulted in a 33% uplift year on year in the silent auction proceeds. The silent auction has for many events become crucial to their success.”Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity added: “iBid provide the best cutting edge technology available for UK charity events. They’ve made a significant impact on money raised at a number of our fundraisers over the last three years.”In January 2013 the company won the ‘Best Digital/Tech Partner – Charity Facing’ award at the Institute of Fundraising’s new ‘Partners in Fundraising Awards’. The PIFAs were introduced to give depth of recognition to the professional partners who work within the fundraising sector.ENDS Notes to Editors:For interviews or further information please contact: Julie Withers on 07780 705 429About iBidiBid’s easy-to-use technology enables bidding for auction lots using the latest touchscreen tablets and bidding stations. iBid is able to significantly increase money raised for charity and fundraising clients, both via interactive bidding and donations, as well as providing a fun, interactive, and competitive element to fundraising events. The technology enables potential donors to: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Bid on their favourites Howard Lake | 3 April 2013 | News Browse and learn more about the auction itemslast_img read more

first_imgSpeech by Lamont Lilly, Workers World Party candidate for vice president, to the Peace and Freedom Party convention in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 13.In January of 1971, Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton declared, “The Black Panther Party grew out of the Black Power Movement, but the party transformed the ideology of Black Power into a socialist ideology, a Marxist-Leninist ideology.”This statement reflects the core of what the Black Panther Party subscribed to be, and by this time, how the Black Panther Party subscribed to think — through a Marxist-Leninist class analysis.They formed because poor Black people were being terrorized by the Oakland police.  They formed because the Black community was in need of “bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace,” because they clearly realized that capitalism was an archenemy to Black Liberation.This is the same crossroads that the Black Lives Matter Movement is currently standing right in the middle of, comrades.  As socialist and progressive leftists, we must support this movement with commitment and vigor.  How could we not?  In the last three years, it has, no doubt, inspired the poor and oppressed worldwide.The Peace and Freedom Party has a long and deep history directly connected to the Black Liberation Movement. It was Eldridge Cleaver who served as the Peace and Freedom Party’s first official presidential nominee — a nomination that marked a direct connection to the boots on the ground, to the broader movement in a very militant and revolutionary manner.That is what true socialism should reflect — a connection to the most oppressed — a commitment to the proletarian working class — to the disenfranchised and most marginalized.The Black Panther Party considered themselves the vanguard, and rightfully so.  And so do many of the various fractions of the Black Lives Matter Movement.Those were the youth and working poor we saw in Ferguson and Baltimore — fighting back against tanks and teargas with their bodies, laying it all on the line, connecting their local struggles to Palestine and Libya, building on the revolutionary spirit of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.This is the exact brand of theory, message and revolutionary application that the Moorehead/Lilly campaign has been involved in since day one, sisters and brothers.  We are, indeed, ingrained in it.The Workers World Party U.S. presidential candidate, Monica Moorehead, was down in Ferguson twice in 2014. Not for photo-ops and self-promotion, but to genuinely help the people organize. And so was I.She was there in Baltimore with the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly.  I was there, literally, when the Baltimore Rebellion first popped off — when the Baltimore police were pepper spraying and tear gassing women and children, when they were locking up more than 300 protesters. And we were still there when all of the cameras left, feeding and organizing, listening to the people, distributing Pampers.I am not telling you this to boast, sisters and brothers.  I am simply sharing with you the kind of connection and relationship that the Moorehead/Lilly campaign shares with the broader movement, from the labor struggle, to the immigration movement, to Black Lives Matter.We do not “wear the movement” as credentials. We are, instead, interwoven within the movement as dedicated Marxist-Leninists.Sisters and brothers, there’s a new generation that has really taken a liking to socialism, and they’re speaking out against state violence and police terror — against poverty, unemployment and the failure of capitalism — against global war and the military-industrial complex. They are speaking up for gender equality, queer and trans rights. They need us to speak with them, comrades.If you open our 10-Point Program — which, hopefully, all of you have a copy of by now — I do believe it speaks for itself.Bold. Principled. Revolutionary. All power to the people!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgSource: Ag Web By Gary Truitt – Dec 3, 2014 Home News Feed Watch out dairy farmers, here comes Coke SHARE Facebook Twitter Watch out dairy farmers, here comes Cokecenter_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Coca-Cola has already claimed its place in the soda, water, energy drink, and juice markets. Now the company is going after milk. The beverage giant is preparing a nationwide launch of a high-end milk, called Fairlife, in 2015. U.S. milk industry remains highly fragmented with few recognizable brand names. In fact, store-brand milk accounts for almost one-third of milk sales, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. With Fairlife, Coca-Cola is looking to use its marketing prowess to change that—creating the “Coke” of milks.Fairlife is the product of a joint venture formed by Coca-Cola and dairy co-op Select Milk Producers in 2012. Coke saw the partnership as an opportunity to develop “higher quality value-added health and wellness beverages,” particularly what it calls value-added dairy. By that, the company means Fairlife isn’t your average milk: It’s got more protein and calcium than standard milk, half the sugar, and is lactose-free. It’s also expensive, with initial prices (in test markets) running 65¢ more per quart than conventional milk.At a recent conference announcing Fairlife, Sandy Douglas, the president of Coca-Cola North America, said the company expects the premium milk to “rain money” following extensive marketing efforts (which, so far, include a website with pin-up style images of women wearing liquid milk dresses).That’s a surprising comment to make about a beverage category that’s struggling. Unlike soda, where Coke has about 13.7 percent market share by volume in North America, the dairy industry is fragmented and in decline. Per capita milk consumption in the U.S. has been falling for decades, and Euromonitor expects demand for milk products to continue dropping.The other challenge for a premium dairy product like Fairlife is that consumers are highly price-sensitive when it comes to milk. Since the perceived differences among milk products is low, many will just reach for the cheaper option, according to research by Nielsen. This has kept sales of store-brand milk (also known as private label) strong as prices rose this year. For instance, Dean Foods, the country’s largest milk processor and the company behind brands like TruMoo and Tuscan, reported in November that consumers traded down as the price gap between its brand-name and private-label milks expanded to 66¢ this year from 62¢, putting its branded milks under pressure.One bright spot in the name-brand milk industry has been nondairy alternatives like almond milk, and it may well be appropriate to compare what Coca-Cola’s doing with Fairlife to WhiteWave’s marketing of Silk almond milk, whose sales grew 30 percent in the third quarter. WhiteWave’s marketing efforts haven’t paid off only in almond milk—sales of its Horizon Organic brand milk are also rising, showing there is demand for premium dairy products.Even as U.S. milk consumption declines, Euromonitor expects companies to offer more products fortified with nutrients like calcium or omega-3 fatty acids—like Fairlife. So if Coca-Cola successfully paves the way for brand-name premium milk, copycats are sure to follow. Previous articleSouth Bend Ethanol Plant Gearing Up For ProductionNext articleHouse Passes Tax Fix Bill Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the situation of media freedom in Yemen, where another journalist was killed while covering the war on 29 May and ten journalists held by the Houthi rebels have reportedly been moved to an unknown location. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses According to Yemeni media reports, Ma’reb Press website correspondent Abdallah Azizan was killed on 29 May while covering clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Bayhan, a town in Shabwah province 300 km east of the capital. He is said to have been killed by sniper fire from the Houthi side.The families of the journalists detained by the Houthi rebels have been quoted by the local media as saying they have been transferred from Habra prison to an unknown destination. Held by the Houthis for nearly a year, these journalists began a hunger strike on 9 May.“We condemn the disastrous state of media freedom in Yemen,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Journalists are being targeted by all parties and cannot cover the war without risking their lives. We call on the Houthis to free the detained journalists and we remind all parties to the conflict of their duty to protect all civilians including journalists.”It has become extremely difficult to cover the situation in Yemen and to obtain reliable information because many journalists have fled the country or their hometown, or have chosen to stop working as journalists.According to RSF’s tally, Azizan was the fifth journalist to be killed since the start of the year in Yemen. He was preceded by Mohammed Al Yemeni, who was killed on 21 March while covering clashes in the city of Taiz. A total of eight journalists and media workers were killed in the course of their work in 2015.Yemen is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Ten journalists held by Houthi rebels are on hunger strike May 24, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further Help by sharing this information News News Organisation May 31, 2016 Yemeni reporter killed covering clashes, ten others missing February 18, 2016 Find out more Journalist shot dead by sniper in Taiz Mounting dangers for journalists in Yemen January 25, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote today to Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al Mukhtafi Billah Shah, the king of Malaysia, asking him to intercede in the case of “RPK”: ” A new hearing has been set for 23 February. We urge you, Your Majesty, to do everything in your power to prevent any further judicial errors”. March 17, 2021 Find out more to go further MalaysiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News Help by sharing this information January 29, 2021 Find out more News February 22, 2021 Find out more New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Follow the news on Malaysia Organisation News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote today to Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al Mukhtafi Billah Shah, the king of Malaysia, asking him to intercede in the case of “RPK”. “Your Majesty, Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the case of Raja Petra Kamaruddin, a journalist also known as “RPK,” who is charged under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in connection with articles posted on his Malaysia Today blog (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/) and who now faces the possibility of being imprisoned again. In the speech you gave today, you described the younger generation as Malaysia’s hope and future. RPK is a model of the free speech this generation should enjoy. The way the federal court in Putrajaya is conducting RPK’s case is travesty of justice. The court’s impartiality is jeopardised by the fact that Augustine Paul, one of the three judges on the panel handling the case, issued a ruling against RPK in 2001 as a “threat to internal security.” RPK had posted comments online that lambasted the judge for his role in Anwar Ibrahim’s corruption trial – comments that were widely circulated on the Internet. The decision by judges Nik Hashim Nik Ab Rahman and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin to reject a request by RPK’s lawyers to recuse Judge Paul seems to be unconstitutional. Paul chose not to remain in court to hear the application for his recusal, leaving the other two judges. However, the law requires that such an application by heard by three federal judges. Since the start of this case, the police and government officials have acted outside the law as established by the constitution. RPK was jailed under the only section of the ISA that allows the authorities to imprison a person without giving their reasons. And the charges brought against him violated some of his basic rights, including individual freedom (article 5.1), freedom of expression (article 10.1) and freedom of religion (article 11). Malaysia has ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so such violations of freedom cannot continue. This situation threatens the rule of law in Malaysia and offers an extremely negative image of your country internationally. In the current context, it seems clear that this is a political manoeuvre to silence RPK and put pressure on Malaysia’s civil society leaders. We believe that it is your role, as your country’s monarch, to defend your people and ensure respect for their basic rights, while remaining completely neutral and independent of any political party, as required by the constitution. This is why we are seeking your help and why we ask you to ensure the withdrawal of the appeal against RPK’s release and to prevent any other attempt to detain him under the ISA. These proceedings are a challenge which Malaysia should take care to meet. A new hearing has been set for 23 February. We urge you, Your Majesty, to do everything in your power to prevent any further judicial errors. We trust you will give our request your careful consideration. Respectfully.”————— – Two court cases test online free expressionCall for charges to be dropped against blogger “RPK” and Hindu rights activist Uthayakumar – Leading blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin finally released – Authorities accused of bad faith as Habeas corpus hearing held for detained blogger February 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Your Majesty, do everything in your power to prevent any judicial error”last_img read more

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Photo courtesy Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that new lead region presidents for the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California Regions have been named. David DiCristofaro, a 17-year company veteran, assumes responsibility for the Greater Los Angeles Region, which serves customers in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties along with Coachella Valley through 268 retail banking stores and nearly 5,000 team members. Ben Alvarado, a 23-year Wells Fargo veteran, assumes responsibility for the Southern California Region, which serves customers in Orange, Imperial, and San Diego counties through 232 retail banking stores and more than 3,600 team members.DiCristofaro and Alvarado succeed John Sotoodeh who led the combined markets previously called the Southern California Region. Sotoodeh was recently named regional banking executive for the Southwest, which includes Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas.“David is an exceptional leader with a passion for helping individual and business customers succeed financially,” said Lisa Stevens, head of Regional Banking Sales and Marketing and regional banking executive for the Pacific Midwest Region. “He invests time and energy to serve the community and has held leadership roles in organizations such as the Pasadena Playhouse and Pasadena Educational Fund, which support the overall vitality of the community. I know our customers, team members and the Greater Los Angeles region will benefit from David’s extensive banking experience and his dedication to satisfying our customers’ financial needs and contributing to a successful community.”“Ben is a dynamic, people-focused leader who is dedicated to the communities, customers and team members he serves. He has an unwavering commitment to provide our customers with financial products and services that meet their needs and an excellent customer experience,” said Stevens. “His strong professional experience and his passion for the people of Southern California will serve him and his team well in helping even more customers achieve their financial dreams.”DiCristofaro joined Wells Fargo in 1997 and is currently the region president for the Greater Los Angeles market. He is responsible for 152 stores and more than 2,800 team members. Prior to his current role, he served as regional president for the Greater San Gabriel and South Coast markets, finance officer for Wells Fargo’s Los Angeles Metro region, and finance and strategy manager for the Northern California region. Before joining Wells Fargo, he worked as a consultant with BDO Seidman. DiCristofaro received his bachelor’s degree in finance and management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.An active community leader, he is the board chair of The Pasadena Playhouse, vice chairman of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, and a director for the Pasadena Educational Foundation.Alvarado, a 23-year Wells Fargo veteran who started his career as a teller, was most recently the region president for the Orange County-Inland market responsible for 121 retail banking stores and 1,900 team members. Previously, he held various retail and business banking positions which included area president for the Long Beach Coastal Division, district manager, commercial loan officer, sales development coach, and store manager. Alvarado earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA from Pepperdine University.He is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for Orange County United Way and Memorial Care Foundation and the advisory board for Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.About Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Lead Wells Fargo Region Presidents Named for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California Markets David DiCristofaro and Ben Alvarado succeed Lead Region President John Sotoodeh who was named regional banking executive for the Southwest Region From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 5:18 pmlast_img read more

first_img utpb falcon shield logo The UTPB men’s basketball team is earning recognition for its work off the court.The Falcons were nominated for a Civvy, a nationwide award highlighting civic work across the country at national, local and youth levels. The team is one of 14 finalists in the local category, the team announced Wednesday.The team collaborated with the UTPB Honors College back in September to register to vote and sharing information about getting the local community registered as well.The finalists will be announced in early 2021 with the winners scheduled to be announced in a virtual ceremony in March. Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes host Mudbugs to open three-game seriesNext article5 Winter Home Safety Tips Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – December 30, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB nominated for national civic award WhatsApp High SchoolBasketballSportsCollegeLocal Newscenter_img Facebook Twitter TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more