Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgTourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is a gaming and hospitality company in Nigeria which owns and operates Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos. The company also operates a casino, banqueting facility and a pool club in the city. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harshil Patel | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: SMT “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harshil Patel owns shares of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK does not own shares in any company mentioned in this article. 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. Why I’d buy Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust today Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT) was one of my top picks to buy in March. In what has been a volatile few months, the current depressed share price in the Baillie Gifford technology fund has created a buying opportunity in my opinion.I already own Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in my Stocks and Shares ISA, but I tend to keep some cash available to take advantage of new investment ideas as they arise. I believe this could be one of those opportunities.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…My favourite technology fundAt 112 years old, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is considered to be Baillie Gifford’s flagship investment trust. Its joint fund managers, James Anderson and Tom Slater, have built a reputation for identifying the best growth opportunities in expanding markets. They have a long-term outlook and look to invest in great leaders that are operating businesses with huge business opportunities.I first invested in this predominantly technology-based fund a few years ago. At the time, the fund’s investment in Tesla raised some eyebrows. It was seen as risky, unprofitable, and overvalued by many. However, Scottish Mortgage was an early backer of Tesla, first investing in 2013 when its share price was around $6.Patience paid off for Scottish Mortgage. After several years of lacklustre share price performance, Tesla’s shares climbed a phenomenal 743% in 2020. As the company grew, so did its proportion in the fund. In fact, in recent months, the fund has had to sell some Tesla shares to bring its weighting down.More than a one-hit-wonderScottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s philosophy of investing in potentially world-changing markets is being proved right, in my opinion. As a long-term investor, I’d be happy to buy some more shares today.Far from being a one-hit-wonder, I believe the fund has several interesting investments, some of which are currently private enterprises. Part of the benefit of investing in Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is that it allows me to be exposed to some unlisted companies that I wouldn’t be able to invest directly in as an individual investor.For instance, in 2020, Scottish Mortgage added the unlisted Swedish battery maker Northvolt to its portfolio. Founded in 2016 by former Tesla executive Peter Carlsson, Northvolt aims to develop the world’s greenest battery and establish one of Europe’s largest battery factories.The RisksAfter a phenomenal 110% gain in 2020 that was led significantly by the fund’s investment in electric vehicle stocks Tesla and NIO, some might argue that these gains could be difficult to replicate again.Risks in investing in Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust could also be the technology sector in general. One of the reasons for its recent near 30% decline came from a rotation from the technology sector to sectors more linked to economic recovery.Vaccine progress, a $1.9tn U.S. fiscal stimulus package and further signs of economic recovery helped push up bond yields. This in turn negatively impacted technology stocks. Further gains in bond yields could cap gains in technology shares in the near term. Image source: Tesla 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. 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. See all posts by Harshil Patellast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d build my wealth by investing in the best UK stocks

first_img 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bunzl, Intertek, Tesco, and Unilever. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images If I had no savings at 40, I’d make up for lost time by investing in the best UK stocks I could find. I think top British shares on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are a great way to build my long-term wealth, and secure a decent income in retirement.My first step would be to build up a cash rainy-day fund, equivalent to around three to six months of salary, for emergencies. That way if my car breaks down or the boiler bursts, I won’t have to raid my long-term savings. I’d invest in a spread of the best UK stocks, with the aim of holding onto them for the long term.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…I’d start by buying an index-tracking fund that follows the fortunes of the FTSE All-Share. This covers around 600 of more than 2,000 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange, giving me instant exposure to some of the best UK stocks around (and some not so good ones).I’d build my wealth on the best UK stocksThen I’d spend my time researching individual stocks. Buying direct equities is riskier than buying a fund, but it does offer scope for outperformance.I’d start by hunting down the best UK stocks to buy on the FTSE 100. There are some temptings opportunities out there right now, from household names such as Legal & General Group and Unilever, to lesser-known operators Bunzl and Intertek Group. I’d zone in on companies with growing revenues, loyal customers, healthy balance sheets, minimal debt, and a great history of increasing dividend payouts.I’d also look for top UK stocks with a defensive ‘moat’, which makes it hard for new competitors to gain a foothold. That’s never easy. Tesco once looked impregnable but German disruptors Aldi and Lidl have nibbled away at its market share.I’d put FTSE 10o stocks in an ISAIdeally, I’d build a portfolio of at least 10 of the best UK stocks, maybe increasing that to 15 over time. This will reduce the damage if one or two underperform. I’d invest inside my £20,000 Stocks and Shares ISA allowance for tax-free returns.There are no guarantees when investing, as we saw in March last year. Individual companies can under-perform at any time. And a stock market crash can be brutal. The value of my portfolio could fall by a third in a short period. That’s inevitable at some point, but I’d treat a stock market crash as an opportunity, rather than a threat. I’d take the chance to pick up more of the best UK stocks, at reduced prices.Starting at 40, I’d have more than 25 years before retirement. That gives me time to build enough wealth to retire on, provided I don’t waste any more time. I reckon a portfolio of the best British stocks, plus a spread of funds giving access to fast-growing foreign markets, should give me the comfortable retirement I crave. See all posts by Harvey Jones Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. I’d take a look at these opportunities. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 No savings at 40? I’d build my wealth by investing in the best UK stockslast_img read more

Chris Paterson retires from international rugby

first_img“I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to many great players I’ve been proud and honoured to play alongside and those off the pitch who help to get a team ready, especially the medical teams led by Dr James Robson.“Most of all I want to thank the supporters.  When I think of some of the cheers I’ve had at Murrayfield over the years I get goose-bumps, and I’ll never ever forget that feeling.” The last hurrah! Al Kellock congratulates Chris Paterson after his conversion against England during the RWCChris Paterson, the most capped Scotsman in the history of the game, is to retire from international rugby with immediate effect.In a stellar 12-year international career, Paterson wrote his name into the annals of Scottish Rugby by breaking just about every conceivable record. His size eight and a half right boot was the most consistently prolific weapon in Scotland’s arsenal for a decade.Yet for a man that was 12½stone his ability to excel against the 6ft 5ins, 18st monsters that now regularly appear in back divisions, was a source of equal pleasure.In an exclusive interview with www.scotlandrugbyteam.org Paterson said: “I’ve always said I wanted to bow out at the highest level of the game, while I still had the ability to go on. It was a massive goal for me to play for Scotland at my fourth Rugby World Cup, especially after the injury on the day of my 100th cap.“I did get to New Zealand, not only that, I felt I played well and my final game, against England at Eden Park, was a special occasion, a brilliant atmosphere and such an intense game.“Since coming back (from the RWC) I’ve had a while to think about it and I believe now is the right time to make my decision, especially when I’ve still been playing well at that level. My biggest fear would be devaluing what I have achieved and devaluing the jersey.  You have to stop at some point and this is the right time for me.”Paterson, who turns 34 in March, will continue to give his all to his club, Edinburgh Rugby, for the remainder of his contract, which concludes at the end of this season, although he does have the option to extend for one year. The twin peaks of his achievements, statistically, are his caps and points for his country, 109 and 809, both records.But for those of us who have been privileged to watch him go about his business, it’s the manner in which he has performed both on and off the pitch that has made the biggest impact – the ultimate model professional and ambassador for all that is good about Scottish rugby.Paterson has set goals throughout his career and has never been one for any hoo-ha but alongside his 100th cap, there are other obvious highlights.“Everyone remembers their first cap.  My ambition was to experience what I’d watched both at Murrayfield and on the TV when I was growing up.  I wanted to know what that felt like and desperately wanted to make a good job of it and I’m so lucky to have done that 109 times. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. The whole experience in Australia was special.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 01: Alastair Kellock of Scotland congratulates Chris Paterson (L) of Scotland after his conversion during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) While the debate raged about his credentials in the number ten jersey, Paterson largely kept his own counsel.  “Yes, I grew up as a stand-off but I’ve played most of my rugby in the back three and, whether it sounds cheesy or not, the truth is I would have played anywhere for Scotland.“It’s not a topic that I have any regrets about.  My gut feel is that if I’d stayed at stand-off I don’t think I would have had over 100 caps as you need to be in the (defensive) frontline a bit more at ten. I believe I’ve maximized what I could have done, had an amazing time and always given everything in representing my country,” he said.He captained Scotland on twelve occasions, too, and it seemed was always one of the trusted lieutenants to whom a coach would turn. His longevity in international rugby has been all the more remarkable when the era has been characterised by physicality, power and big athletes and his return from the kidney injury that he sustained on the day of his 100th cap against Wales, yet again epitomised his single-minded determination to strive for the next game and improvement.“That’s always been my focus – to think about the next game.  Now I’ll be able to look back.  Ian McGeechan always said that as a player you don’t own the jersey, you just fill it for the time you’re lucky enough to have that duty and you seek to make the people who filled it before you proud and also your family, friends and supporters proud.“I have to thank everybody that’s helped me along the way – from Gary Parker and Garry Callander, my first coaches at Gala, to all those at professional and representative level, especially Geech, Jim Telfer, Frank (Hadden), Mick Byrne and the current Scotland coaches.“The absolute stand-out has been Rob Moffat.  He helped me through school and in my professional career and it didn’t matter whether Rob was my coach at Edinburgh or whether he was elsewhere.  He was always on the end of a phone if I needed to chat something through with him, an absolute inspiration.last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Player throws second ball into ruck to halt promising attack

first_imgWednesday Apr 1, 2015 Midweek Madness – Player throws second ball into ruck to halt promising attack In the TOP14 match between Bordeaux Begles and LA Rochelle at the weekend, a blatant piece of cheating (or a brilliant piece depending on which way you look at it) occurred when La Rochelle lock Leandro Cedaro used a second ball to stop a Bordeaux attack in its tracks.Bordeaux had just been awarded a penalty 10 metres out with Begles’ Julien Rey running back to collect the ball which had just been kicked away. Another ball is thrown onto the pitch and the home side promptly take a quick tap.You then see Rey’s kicked ball bobble into view a couple of phases later, and when Jefferson Poirot picks and goes from a ruck, Cedaro throws the ball towards him.The referee immediately blows but whatever excuse Cedaro gives him, he gets away with it as the referee simply tells him it was stupid, and Begles are awarded a scrum.They score swiftly after but still end up losing the game, 21-22.What do we think? Was Cedaro’s extra ball an attempt at disrupting the attack? Or was he just trying to throw the ball away and it inadvertently looked suspicious? credit: boucherie-ovalie.orgADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Recruiting and Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Trustees (Guide to Board Development)

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News Recruiting and Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Trustees (Guide to Board Development)  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Afghan reporter killed in coordinated Taliban attacks on southern town

first_img Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistancenter_img RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Ahamad Omid Khpalwak, a reporter for the BBC and the Afghan news agency Pajhwok, was killed today during Taliban attacks on several buildings in Tarin Kot, the capital of the southern province of Oruzgan. Khpalwak was in one of the targeted buildings, the provincial headquarters of the national radio and TV station.“We offer our condolences to Khpalwak’s family and friends,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A talented young journalist, he had the courage to work as a reporter in the south of the country, a Taliban bastion. This crime must not go unpunished. We demand the truth about the circumstances of his death. Enemies of media freedom, the Taliban are murdering a still growing number of journalists and ordinary citizens.”Suicide bombers and gunmen began a series of coordinated attacks on several Tarin Kot buildings including the radio and TV station, the governor’s house and police headquarters at around 12:15 pm. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi confirmed that they were carried out by his organization but denied that the Taliban killed Khpalwak.Khpalwak’s brother told the Pajhwok news agency that his brother sent him an SMS message after being badly injured in which he asked him to pray for him. He died before emergency services arrived. At least 17 people were killed in the attacks.Khpalwak is the third Pajhwok journalist to be killed. Abdul Samad Rohani was killed in Helmand in June 2008 and Janullah Hashimzada was killed in northern Pakistan in August 2009. July 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Afghan reporter killed in coordinated Taliban attacks on southern townlast_img read more