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NICO Holdings Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

A second stock market crash could be coming! This is what I’d do now

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares A second stock market crash could be coming! This is what I’d do now Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Saturday, 27th June, 2020 | More on: LLOY NG The thought of investing your money during a market crash can be scary. Some would argue it is downright barmy. And on first reflection, you can see their point. But it makes sense when you really think about it.Most of us buy shares with a view to holding them for five or 10 years. In some cases for much, much longer. Over that sort of timescale, the price drops that many investors have recently endured tend to be ironed out. Provided, of course, that said investors haven’t packed their shares portfolio with duds.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…Remember that the average long-term investor tends to enjoy an average annual return of between 8% and 10% on their stock holdings. So market crashes, whilst inconvenient, don’t tend to harm share pickers’ ability to make big returns on their investments. In fact, crashes allow them to maximise their returns by buying at even cheaper levels. It could even boost their chances of making a million.Switch out, switch inIt’s a good idea to have cash on hand in order to capitalise on these buying opportunities. I realise that times are tough. It may be more difficult for investors to have the funds to buy shares right now. There are plenty of people too, who might be able to buy but want to keep extra cash on hand as an insurance policy as economic conditions worsen.It’s still possible for investors to play the market crash in both these scenarios, though. You can always sell part or all of your shares in certain companies to buy other stocks that are too cheap to miss, and/or that have better growth or income prospects following the Covid-19 outbreak.Hold shares in highly-cyclical Lloyds Bank, for instance? Why not sell these to snap up some National Grid stock? The latter company has the sort of defensive operations, and the balance sheet strength, to keep paying above-average market dividends well into the 2020s. Lloyds, meanwhile, has had to axe dividends as per Bank of England advice. And it’s unlikely to begin paying dividends again soon either, given the poor economic outlook and with interest rates still collapsing.Play the market crashIt might be tempting to lock up your money in a low-risk product like a Cash ISA right now. However, such a strategy threatens to destroy your chances of making any sort of decent return on your hard-saved capital. Even the best-paying Cash ISA on the market only offers an interest rate of around 1%. By the time you factor-in the impact of inflation, well, you’ll probably be left with a great big hole in your pocket.It’s likely that a large number of ISA millionaires have made their wealth thanks in large part to clever timing. The idea that you and I can make a million from share investing isn’t just a pipe dream. By seizing the opportunity, and buying cheap shares following a market crash, you can make your chances of getting rich even further. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.last_img read more

Bank of England’s short videos show how to spot genuine banknotes

first_img Howard Lake | 3 October 2018 | News £50 note’s security featuresSource: Bank of England on YouTube Bank of England’s short videos show how to spot genuine banknotes  1,317 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Bank of England has published a series of short films designed to help businesses and retailers to fight fraud by checking that banknotes are genuine.The three-minute films should be useful for charities, charity shops and any individuals with responsibility for counting and checking donations.Two new films focus on the security features of the £20 and £50 notes. According to the Bank of England, these are “the two most commonly counterfeited notes”. The Bank has previously published videos covering the security elements of the £5 and £10 notes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  1,316 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Bank of England charity shops Law / policy Money Source: Bank of England on YouTubeThe Bank of England is encouraging businesses to view the films, to update their training resources accordingly and to pass on this latest advice to staff. £20 note’s security featuresSource: Bank of England on YouTube Old banknotesAt the same time as announcing these new films, the Bank of England announced that there are still many millions of the old £5 and £10 notes unaccounted for. They can all still be accepted at many banks and at the Post Office. The Bank of England will also replace them free of charge in perpetuity when presented at the Bank. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Main image: Jane Austen £10 note. © Bank of England [2017] on Another film covers the security features on all current banknotes.last_img read more

Petrol bomb attack on home of TV presenter who probed terrorism

first_img Organisation February 2, 2021 Find out more News News October 1, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Petrol bomb attack on home of TV presenter who probed terrorism Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information GreeceEurope – Central Asia The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about attempts to intimidate television presenter Anna Panayotarea because of her investigations into a Greek terrorist group, and condemned an attack on her Athens home on the evening of 29 September in which two individuals on a motorcycle threw a home-made incendiary device at the front door.The device caught fire, causing damage but no injuries. Anti-terrorism police are investigating.A presenter with the commercial TV station Alpha, Panayotarea told Reporters Without Borders she had been threatened several times in the past. In the past few weeks, she had received anonymous phone calls and had the sensation she was being following, she said. She linked this and the attack on her home to her investigations in the “17 November” terrorist group.There has been controversy about news coverage of the dismantling of “17 November,” which is said to have killed more than 20 leading Greek figures and foreigners since 1975. The press has been accused of following the government’s line uncritically, and of being used to encourage the public to denounce terrorists to the police. Several journalists were physically attacked last year.About 30 supposed anarchists attacked TV journalists on 13 September 2002 as they were filming outside the Athens home of a lawyer acting for two accused members of “17 November.” Demonstrators marching on the US embassy in Athens on 26 September 2002 damaged a vehicle of the commercial TV station Mega and injured several journalists while slogans supporting “17 November” were painted on nearby walls. On 2 October 2002, a score of presumed anarchists attacked the Athens offices of the daily paper Apogevmatini, which had strongly supported the crackdown on the group. The newspaper’s owner Nikos Momfertos was murdered by “17 November” in 1985. April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece News Reporters Without Borders condemns the 29 September petrol bomb attack onthe home of leading TV presenter Anna Panayotarea, which she links to herinvestigations into the “17 November” terrorist group. She had been thetarget of threats and harassment for several weeks. News GreeceEurope – Central Asia Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom RSF_en last_img read more

Studio hosts free holiday concert

first_imgLatest Stories Studio hosts free holiday concert By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author Published 8:31 pm Monday, December 13, 2010 The studio usage is provided by Corley Chapman Jr. in memory of Herman Moll, who was the director of bands for the Troy City Schools.“We appreciate ‘Brother’ Chapman’s support and the recognition given to Herman Moll who played such a large part in the training of young musicians in Troy many years ago,” White said. You Might Like Musick to unravel ‘Howard Hughes’ Mystery Mark Musick shook and rattled Pike County in August with his claim that Verner Nicely, the reclusive husband of native… read more By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Concert at the Studio Series will present the annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. today at The Studio on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy.The Holiday Concert is free and open to the public.The concert will feature Jim Zingara and the Troy Brass, which is made up of Troy University faculty members and former students. The Holiday Concert will feature favorite carols of Christmas, popular holiday favorites and classical seasonal songs.“This is the sixth year for the Holiday Concerts, which are offered as gifts to the community,” said Wiley White, Johnson Center for the Arts development director. “The ‘Concerts at the Studio’ have become increasingly popular among all ages, from young to older. The Holiday Concert is one of the most popular because of the variety of seasonal music the Troy Brass plays – everything from ‘Jingle Bells’ to the Christmas classics. There is something for everyone.”There will be a short intermission and light refreshments will be available. Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The intermission provides a time for fellowship and interaction with the musicians,” White said. “The musicians give so generously of their time and talent and those who attend the concerts appreciate the opportunity to tell them so.”White said the Holiday Concert is a community wide event and everyone is invited to take this opportunity to share in the holiday spirit with friends and neighbors. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring after not seeing his shadow

first_imgJeff Swensen/Getty Images(PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.) — Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, awoke this morning and did not see his shadow which means that — according to legend — an early spring is on the way.Every Feb. 2, thousands of people gather in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see whether or not the famous groundhog sees his shadow or not. Legend has it that if he sees his shadow then winter will continue for another six weeks but if Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow spring will come early.Punxsutawney Phil’s top hat-wearing inner circle revealed the prediction at sunrise on Sunday morning.While people gather in the town of Punxsutawney to hear the announcement, Phil’s actual prediction takes place ahead of time in a place called Gobbler’s Knob, a small hill just outside of the town. The formal declaration is made, however, with much pomp and circumstance in the town.2020 marks the 134th time the event has occurred, according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. Phil’s predictions have been fairly even over the past five years from 2015 to 2019 with the groundhog predicting a longer winter three times and an early spring twice. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police officers, communities of color reflect on the struggle to build trust

first_imgABC NewsBY: MATT GUTMAN, IGNACIO TORRES, JAKE LEFFERMAN, and HALEY YAMEDA, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The ambush of two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies this weekend shocked the country, but it was only the latest incident during a summer of unrest that included nightly stand-offs between police and protesters against police brutality.While the details and motive for this weekend’s ambush remain unknown, the incident illustrates the fears of many of those in uniform. These fears have only been exacerbated by a series of shootings and killings of Black men, including George Floyd, that have soured the public’s attitudes toward police.“There is much work to be done, but we can’t do it alone. We need to have our community members join with us so that we can see a positive future in American policing, so that we can start to change some of the things,” said police captain Yulanda Williams.The sheriff’s deputies shot over the weekend were taken to an emergency room in south LA, where a small group of protesters gathered outside to heckle the officers. The shooting follows rising tensions between police and civilians in the area after sheriff deputies shot and killed Dijon Kizzee in broad daylight on Aug. 31. Police and eyewitnesses said Kizzee appeared unarmed at the time of the shooting.“People wouldn’t be out here, the outpouring wouldn’t be out here if this wasn’t murder. Look at all the outpouring. It wouldn’t be like this if this wasn’t murder. This was murder,” said Reggie Cole, Kizzee’s friend.Cole was with Kizzee just before he was killed last month, and says he’s a survivor of the gang wars in the Westmont neighborhood of LA, where he says there’s still a heavy handed presence by the LA sheriffs.“The classic definition of a police officer — to serve and protect — has no meaning around here,” said Cole.Cole was wrongfully charged and convicted of murder in 1994. He spent 16 years in prison and 10 of those years in solitary confinement before being exonerated in 2009.“In my opinion, law enforcement should be held more responsible than a layman — than a person in the streets. You’re supposed to know the law,” he said. “You should have a higher accountability than a normal person because you’re there to uphold the law. Our whole thing is that we want justice for families. We just want justice. Where is the accountability?”Compton Mayor Aja Brown believes the way to build trust between communities and police is to increase accountability in law enforcement.“There’s just, I believe, a disconnect between community and law enforcement and there is an overarching feeling of not feeling safe in regards to law enforcement,” said Brown. “There are so many instances of unanswered justice for our community, and it’s really hard to tell someone to heal when there hasn’t been any form of restitution or reconciliation or atonement.”As of now, one of the ambushed LA officers remains in the hospital and the FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the gunman.“We’re out here to protect and the fact that somebody would do that, it’s kind of a hurt feeling,” said Ron Hernandez, the president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. “Like why would somebody do that to us? It’s personal, it’s heartbreaking that somebody would try to kill one of us?”Hernandez said both officers are recuperating. But the 36 year veteran of the LA Sheriff’s Department insisted that while the ambush might make deputies more cautious it would not otherwise change their behavior or protocol.Williams said she is worried that videos of both Black men and officers being shot are getting politicized.“We need to be respectful of life, and we need to recognize when you kill someone, they’re not going to come back,” said Williams.As an officer of color herself, Williams said that this summer, she has found herself navigating between the hurt in her community and the frustration of her colleagues.“We want to be able to establish a much better relationship, but right now, many officers are afraid of the unknown,” said Williams. “My brothers and sisters in blue need to recognize that we can’t take this personally. However, we can use this moment in time where people are angry… We can use it as an opportunity to be better, to be stronger.”Corporal Ryan Tillman, of the Chino Police Department, is trying to “rebrand” the message police officers are sending into their community.“When I put that uniform on, my goal is to go out there, change a perception of how people view police officers,” said Tillman. “What really goes in my mind is really wanting to be a change agent for our community and rebranding what law enforcement looks like.”Tillman is the founder of Breaking Barriers United, a group aimed at repairing the bond between law enforcement and the community through workshops and mentorship.“I was not a fan of police officers. Once I became a police officer, I saw the job completely different, and so one of the things I’ve done from early on is acknowledge our wrongs,” he said. “I’ve told people I’m sorry on behalf of a lot of bad policing you’ve seen out there. And then what that has allowed me to do is now it lays the foundation of honesty, transparency and empathy.”Even as programs like Breaking Barriers United work to build trust between the two communities, some believe making amends needs to extend to structural change.Cole said on behalf of his community, “The only way we can change this situation is for us to change the way [law enforcement] deals with us: through legislation.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Heart rate and behaviour of fur seals: implications for measurement of field energetics

first_imgArchival data loggers were used to collect information about depth, swimming speed, and heart rate in 23 free-ranging antarctic fur seals. Deployments averaged 9.6 ± 5.6 days (SD) and totaled 191 days of recording. Heart rate averaged 108.7 ± 17.7 beats/min (SD) but varied from 83 to 145 beats/min among animals. Morphometrics explained most variations in heart rate among animals. These interacted with diving activity and swimming speed to produce a complex relationship between heart rate and activity patterns. Heart rate was also correlated with behavior over time lags of several hours. There was significant (P < 0.05) variation among animals in the degree of diving bradycardia. On average, heart rate declined from 100–130 beats/min before the dive to 70–100 beats/min during submersion. On the basis of the relationship between heart rate and rate of oxygen consumption, the overall metabolic rate was 5.46 ± 1.61 W/kg (SD). Energy expenditure appears to be allocated to different activities within the metabolic scope of individual animals. This highlights the possibility that some activities can be mutually exclusive of one another.last_img read more

WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts

first_img Written by July 6, 2020 /Sports News – National WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/olcaytoibili(NEW YORK) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOThe WNBA and WNBPA announced on Monday that they will be putting work into social justice and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in the 2020 season.This includes a new platform, The Justice Movement, and a social justice council, as players have been increasing their efforts to support social justice on and off the courts.When the season kicks off in late July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, teams will wear special uniforms to call for justice for women and girls including Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in March, and Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood soldier.During the season, players will also wear warm-up jerseys that display social justice messages, with “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back. “Black Lives Matter” will also be prominently displayed on courts during games.The NBA will also display social justice messages on the backs of jerseys when the league resumes play on July 30, according to ESPN.Through its social justice council, the WNBA and its players’ union, the WNBPA, plan to host conversations on race, inequality and other social issues through virtual roundtables, podcasts and more. Programming will be announced at a later date.Council members will include players like New York Liberty point guard Layshia Clarendon and Seattle Storm MVP Breanna Stewart, who both have advocated for adding “Black Lives Matter” to the league’s courts. Advisers also include Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Rock the Vote CEO Carolyn DeWitt and Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond.“We are incredibly proud of WNBA players who continue to lead with their inspiring voices and effective actions in the league’s dedicated fight against systemic racism and violence,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “Systemic change can’t happen overnight, but it is our shared responsibility to do everything we can to raise awareness and promote the justice we hope to see in society.”The announcement comes as several WNBA players, including Atlanta guard Renee Montgomery and the Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, have opted out of the 2020 season to focus on social justice reform.Other players have said they will be not be playing this season due to health concerns amid COVID-19. The season will be played without fans in attendance due to the pandemic.On Monday, the league announced that seven WNBA players tested positive for COVID-19 out of 137 players tested between June 28 and July 5.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more