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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2006 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
TSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.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) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.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.
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Following this performance, some investors might be tempted to buy the stock ahead of a potential further increase in value. But is it worth chasing the shares higher? Today, I’m going to try and answer this question. Is the Royal Mail share price worth buying? Investor sentiment towards Royal Mail has improved drastically over the past few months. In my opinion, there a couple of reasons for this performance.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…First of all, the company’s fundamentals have improved marginally since the beginning of the year. Even though the group has suffered from higher costs and a sudden sharp decline in letter volumes during the coronavirus pandemic, an increase in parcel volumes has helped offset this decline. Second, earlier in the year, the stock looked too cheap. The Royal Mail share price was trading for less than the value of the group’s assets. This implied that the business more could be worth more if it were sold and broken up than if it continued to operate as a going concern. Third, it seems to me as if the group finally has a long-term growth plan. After stumbling around for several years trying to figure out what it wants to be, I think Royal Mail’s decision to concentrate on parcels gives the organisation renewed purpose.The company has had the infrastructure to build a leading parcel distribution network, encompassing returns, deliveries and pickups, for years. However, for some reason, management hasn’t capitalised on this. Instead, the organisation has allowed other operators to take market share. The group only launched its automated parcel sorting facilities in 2017. Now Royal Mail finally seems to have woken up. In what it’s described as being the most significant change to the daily delivery service since the post box was launched in the mid-1800s, the firm will now collect parcels from homes. This will allow the business to capitalise on the booming e-commerce market.I’m excited about this change. The company is charging 72p per parcel (plus postage) for pickups. This seems cheap compared to the time it usually takes to drop off a package at a post office. Customers can now also print postage labels at home. To accompany these new services, Royal Mail is planning a significant investment programme over the next few years. Company outlookI’m optimistic the changes it’s making towards the parcels business will help the Royal Mail share price in the long term. However, with significant investment required, it could be sometime before this is reflected in the corporation’s bottom line. As such, I’m not a buyer of the stock after its recent performance. While I think the company has entered a new chapter, it could be a while before investors are rewarded for their patience. In the meantime, there are plenty of other investments I’d want to hold instead. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.
The continued excellence of Saracens, lenient biting bans, Keelan Giles’ massive potential and the emergence of China as a global player in rugby are all covered ‘Pick and Mix’ rugby is a dangerous game.The days of a six month rugby season are long gone. Rugby is a nine month slog for all international players. However, there is an additional problem in the modern rugby calendar – the option to play ‘Pick and Mix’ rugby. Where players switch from club to club, mid-season, across multiple leagues and hemispheres. As we saw with both Matt Toomua and Jaco Kriel, in October, playing ‘Pick and Mix’ rugby is an accident waiting to happen. Both were injured having played Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship and then switching hemispheres for a pension top-up.Cruellest blow: In his second game for Leicester Matt Toomua was ruled out for six monthsToomua is now out for six months and has left Leicester Tigers with very few remaining options at centre, whilst Kriel’s injury has ruled him out of the Springbok’s northern hemisphere tour. The rise of players choosing to extend their seasons in the English Premiership or Japanese leagues is a major problem for rugby player’s safety. The result of chopping and changing between various head coaches, fitness coaches and on-field roles means that injuries are inevitable. This is also a problem that can only solved by the players themselves. The unions and governing bodies are not to blame for ‘Pick and Mix’ rugby – this is purely a player problem.Saracens – the true kings of EuropeWinning the Champions’ Cup last season obviously proved that Saracens are the best team in Europe. However, beating Toulon away in this year’s comp put it beyond doubt. Plenty of teams have won European Cups – Toulouse, Munster and Leinster to name a few. However, NO-ONE has ever beaten Toulon, in Toulon, in the top competition. It was a statement win.Highest-calibre: Schalk Burger spearheaded Saracens’ win in ToulonA win that even impressed the rugby neutral – for which both Saracens and Toulon hold very little appeal. For many, Toulon v Saracens is like watching Nigel Farage in a boxing bout with Piers Morgan – the ideal result being that they both knock each other clean out instantaneously. There are many teams that have a test-level backline or a test-level pack of forwards, but Saracens truly have both. They’re well on their way to becoming Europe’s new rugby dynasty.Keelan Giles has arrivedFor many with a keen eye on Wales’ age grade rugby Keelan Giles’ rise has long been anticipated. However, October saw Giles hit the mainstream with a series of scorching performances for the Ospreys. Eight tries in four games is a remarkable strike rate, but something which shouldn’t be dwelled on – it is his skillset which requires full attention. Giles covers 40m in 4.71 seconds, can step off both feet and has the handling skills of an inside back. Despite his devastating attacking mindset it is his defence that sets him apart.Rapid ascent: Keelan Giles has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent weeksGiles’ tackling is solid, a trait which is rare in small framed wingers. Lightening quick wingers are ten a penny, the ones that can tackle are priceless. Of course we must exercise caution, if there is one thing faster than Giles’ 40m split, it is the Welsh public’s desire to crown the new ‘Shane Williams’. With that said, Giles could easily feature on the bench against Japan during this month’s Autumn Internationals. Japan are bringing a weak squad on tour, which could be an ideal opener for young Giles.Nine week ban for biting is a jokeOctober saw Oliviero Fabiani receive a nine week ban for biting. The ban was originally set at 18 weeks, but as we have all become accustomed, rugby bans are now comparable to a bank’s interest rates – the rate you receive is often not what was advertised. It’s a ludicrously low ban for what, alongside gouging, is the worst possible offence in rugby. Stamping, high tackles and tip tackles are all excusable to a point, as each of them involve parts of the body which are fundamental to playing rugby, i.e feet and hands. Making an impact: 18-year-old Keelan Giles has scored eight tries in four games TAGS: Saracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Let off: Oliviero Fabiani was incredibly lucky to get his biting ban halvedTeeth have nothing to do with rugby, at all, and never have done. If you are using your teeth in rugby you either have fundamentally failed to understand how to catch the ball or you are planning on taking a chunk out of the opposition. Most nursery schools issue more severe punishments for biting than the one issued to Fabiani. It needs sorting.China pumping the cashPerhaps the most important aspect of October’s rugby occurred off the field. China have just pumped £80 million into developing a professional league with the aim of creating 1 million players and 30,000 coaches by 2021. The money has been provided by the commercial giant Alibaba and represents a significant move forward for the game as a whole.Global reach: Billionnaire owner of Alibaba Jack Ma is investing heavily in rugbyIn a country of over a billion people you simply need a fraction of the sporting public to take a meagre interest in rugby and it can become a commercial success. It opens up a truly enormous market for both television/ sponsorship and money which rugby desperately needs. Rugby may have taken quantum leaps commercially over the past decade but it still remains a sporting minnow. China could help change that.
Houses 2010 Photographs IBC Engineering Services Inc. Lux Populi Civil Engineer: MEP Engineer: “COPY” United States CopyHouses•Adirondack, United States Architects: GLUCK+ Year Completion year of this architecture project Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Paul Warchol+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/359982/lakeside-retreat-gluck Clipboard Lakeside Retreat / GLUCK+ Recommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeGeotechnical Engineer:Dente EngineeringGlazing:Front IncInterior Furnishings:Holmes Newman and PartnersAcoustical:Paul ScarbroughAudio/Visual:HEDSouthDesign Team:Kees Brinkman, Holly Chacon, Kathy Chang, Steven Chen, Christopher Farnum, Peter L. Gluck, Charles Greenwald, Bethia Liu, Adam Manrique, Joseph Morin, Eric SchaeferCity:AdirondackCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of GLUCK+Inspired by the tradition of Adirondack Great Camps, this modern family retreat is an escape nestled into a heavily wooded lakefront property in Upstate New York. Like these early examples, the residential and recreational program is distributed among a series of buildings located across the site to promote engagement with the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of GLUCK+The requisite bulk of a large program is set into the sloping landscape, providing a play of levels and terraces that diminish the built presence and enhance the experience of the lakeside site. These “non-buildings” are buried to integrate them into the landscape, with every interior level opening to the ground plane to encourage interaction between indoor and outdoor living. Full-height glass panels slide back in bedrooms to become sleeping porches, while sunken courtyards become outdoor living rooms. Save this picture!Roof PlanThe family house is the more private of these two main structures with entry and movement less prescribed through the building than the recreation building, whose program is designed as the gathering place for guests, arriving from their “cabins in the woods.” The former includes the master suite, guest bedrooms, living and dining, kitchen and an open art gallery. The latter houses lap pool and spa, gym, steam room, changing rooms, kitchens, open living spaces and a formal dining room that opens up to become a screened porch. Visitors navigate their own interpretative plan in and out and through the reconfigured landscape.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholWood screens break up the reflections of the glass façades facing the Lake to modulate privacy, scale the façade and soften the interior light. From the Lake, the buildings peek through the trees, barely visible in their wood screen camouflage. The new occupiable green roofs in fact create new ground, expanding the use of the natural site.Save this picture!Sections “Burying” the built project works on multiple levels: it is energy efficient, it sits lightly on the landscape, and creates an architectural tension between the clarity and purity of the exposed construction above the ground plan and the mystery and eccentricity of the spaces below. What was inhospitable and uninhabitable becomes new playing fields, outdoor dining terraces and recreational lookouts to more fully experience the exceptional characteristics of the geography of that particular place.Project gallerySee allShow less’Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends’ SymposiumEventDaniel Libeskind: The Art of Memory LectureEvent Share photographs: Paul WarcholPhotographs: Paul Warchol, GLUCK+ CopyAbout this officeGLUCK+OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAdirondackHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 15, 2013Cite: “Lakeside Retreat / GLUCK+” 15 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Cash donations to British universities increased by 23 per cent last year to an all time high of £659.8m.However, new funds received – new single cash gifts and the full value (up to five years) of new pledges – fell by £81m to £681m, mainly because a few very large pledges made in 2011-12 were not repeated.59 per cent of donations came form organisations, with 41 per cent donated by individuals (the first year the survey has recorded this information)The number of people giving to universities increased by six per cent from 209,404 to 223,353.The trend in alumni giving is increasing, with 174,000 former pupils making gifts compared to 168,000 in 2011-12 and 164,000 the year before that. Over the past six years, alumni giving has increased by 60 per cent.Universities had 9.3m contactable alumni, up from 8.4m in 2011-12 (a nine per cent increase), so participation in giving schemes is still low at 1.9 per cent. Fifty-nine universities improved alumni giving, but 20 experienced a declineUniversities in the survey invested £80m in fundraising and a further £42m in alumni relations. This year’s Ross-CASE survey showed that only 44 new fundraising posts were created during 2012-13 on the total establishment of 1,198 fundraisers at the 136 participating univerisities..A copy of the Ross-CASE survey can be downloaded here. You can also view a summary of university giving over the past three years:Three year snapshot of philanthropic giving to higher education 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis University fundraising costs fall as cash donations increase University fundraising costs have fallen following a sharp rise two years ago.The 2014 installment of the annual Ross-CASE survey, covering the 2012-13 financial year, reveals that the median expenditure to raise a pound dropped from 36p in 2012-13 to 27p in the last financial year. However, this was still 5p higher than the 2010-11 median.Five clustersThe report grouped universities into five ‘clusters’ based on the performance of their fundraising programmes: fragile, emerging, moderate, established and élite.Universities with fragile programmes – four of the 136 institutions taking part in the survey – were spending on average nearly £17 to raise a single pound. However, the élite group – just Oxford and Cambridge – need to spend just 7p to raise a pound.The majority of universities (107) fell into a “continuum” of the emerging and moderate clusters, where fundraising costs were 33 per cent, which the report describes as “healthy”.For both moderate and emerging programmes, a substantial proportion of their income came from just a few large gifts.Fragile and emerging universities also employed the fewest number of fundraisers.Twenty-two universities had established fundraising programmes, with more donors leading to income levels twice the median income for moderate universities and a fundraising cost of 17p in the pound.Cash donations at all time highPhilanthropic cash income received in 2012-13 for higher education institutions. Source: CASE Ross Survey 2014Findings from the survey also show: Advertisement Kate Hunter, executive director of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe, said:“The survey demonstrates the correlation between the size of the fundraising workforce and the amount of philanthropy raised.“For this figure to continue to rise, further investment in professional staff and broader engagement with the academic community is needed.”Earlier this month after a report from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) by the More Partnership and Richmond Associates said that the total number of higher education fundraisers will need to at least double – and preferably triple – from its current establishment of under 1,900 is the sector is to meet its income targets by 2022. Howard Lake | 19 May 2014 | News Tagged with: higher education 48 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News January 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Veracruz-based journalist burgled twice, intimidation suspected Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reporters Without Borders fears for the safety of Andrés Timoteo Morales, the correspondent of the newspaper La Jornada in Veracruz, whose home was burgled twice, on 9 and 16 January, in what appears to have been an attempt to intimidate him. Morales, who was investigating a murder blamed on soldiers, has had to change residence. News News MexicoAmericas RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico When two Veracruz state police officers came to his home on the morning of 16 January to investigate the burglary, “they explained that the burglars would have been better off taking the ceramic figures that were in the living room,” Morales told Reporters Without Borders. “When I returned home a few hours later, I was astonished to see that the ceramic figures had been stolen, along with a few other personal effects.”Morales added that, while at his home, the police did not carry out the usual investigations. He decided after this that he ought to change residence.Morales was one of the first journalists to write about the murder of Ernestina Ascencio, a member of the local Nahuatl indigenous community, on 26 February 2007, allegedly by soldiers who raped her first. After conducting an investigation in which two journalists, Rodrigo Vera and Regina Martínez of the weekly Proceso were asked to give statements, the Veracruz prosecutor’s office concluded that Ascencio was not raped and died of natural causes. The state judicial authorities have finally just reopened the case.Because of the alarming level of violence to which the Mexican media are exposed, senators who are members of the opposition Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) this week requested that the head of the special federal prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists (FEADP) should be summoned to appear before congress.The FEADP was created in February 2006 by the current government, headed by President Vicente Fox, but it lacks adequate resources and has made little headway in combatting impunity for crimes of violence against the media. to go further Reports MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about two burglaries at the home of Andrés Timoteo Morales, the correspondent of the newspaper La Jornada in the eastern city of Veracruz, on 9 and 16 January. Morales’ laptop and USB flash drive containing work files were stolen in the first of the two break-ins, which he regards as an attempt to intimidate him.“Morales’ account of the two burglaries suggest that the second was meant to deflect attention from the first, which was designed to obstruct his work,” the press freedom organisation said. “He has had to change his residence and he has good reason to fear for his safety. The Veracruz state authorities and the special federal prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists should together do what is necessary to protect him and investigate the link between the burglaries and his work. Light also needs to be shed on a very sensitive case he has been covering.”The USB flash drive that was taken in the first break-in on 9 January contained his archives of all the reporting he had done from 2004 to 2007. Aside from that, and his laptop, the only things taken were a few items of no value. April 28, 2021 Find out more
Previous article2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship fixtures confirmedNext articleStaycation caravans stolen in Limerick David Raleigh Facebook Twitter Print NewsCommunityHealthLimerick man claims State has abandoned his special needs daughterBy David Raleigh – July 23, 2020 483 Linkedin Email Advertisement Tony Noonan with his daughter Siobhan after their home was named Ireland’s most Christmasy home last year.Pic: Don MoloneyA COUNTY Limerick father has accused the State and health services of having abandoned his daughter whose special needs day care service was shut down four months ago due to Covid-19 restrictions.Tony Noonan, from Templeglantine, told the Limerick Post: “We have a special needs child, Siobhan, who is 40 yeas old in October, and she has been abandoned by the state and by her service provider since March 13.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “For the past 13 weeks we have had no contact from anybody,” he claimed.Siobhan was one of three people who had been attending the Brothers of Charity day services in Foynes where 14 other people have remained in residential care.Mr Noonan said his daughter needs specialised 24-hour care.“My daughter was attending an essential service. She suffers from a disease called Rett syndrome. She’s forty years of age and can’t talk, she can’t go to the toilet on her own. We have her at home but she had been going into day services from 9am to 5pm, five days a week.The state has a responsibility to look after any citizen in this state, and the most vulnerable, which my daughter is, and they’ve abandoned her,” Mr Noonan added.Asked if he had received any plan for his daughter’s care since last March, he replied: “No, not at all. However, there is a plan for golf courses to open, for squash courts to open, for hairdressers to open, for pubs to open, for restaurants to open, but no plan for the most vulnerable in our society — That tells it all.”Mr Noonan said he gave up his job to help his wife look after their daughter’s highly specialised needs, but he receives no carer’s allowance as his wife is designated as Siobhan’s main carer.“I’m an unpaid carer and my wife is on half the carer’s allowance because she is of pension age. I’m 64 now. You can only get one carer’s allowance into the house and my wife turned 66 so she only gets half carer’s allowance because she is getting the pension.”Siobhan’s love of Christmas lights, prompted Tony to raise €250,000 for charities, through donations received from visitors to his Christmas decorated home.“This has opened my eyes, because I have a lot of work done for people and not one of them has knocked on my door. It’s a fair kick in the teeth, but anyway, I’m well able to take it.”“I’m not the only person with a child with special needs. I want the government to be accountable.”“I want my daughter back in her day service – end of.”“I’m challenging any Minister to explain to me that Siobhan’s service is not an essential service. Let them come and mind her and see how they get on with her. That’s my answer for them.”Although a HSE spokesman said that they “cannot comment on individual cases”, he pointed out that there were 1,029 day attendees in the Mid West region at the Brothers of Charity services who have been impacted by the closure of services, due to Covid-19.“The decision to close day services was in line with NPHET’s guidance, and this is to protect service users and staff during the lockdown period.”“The HSE Disability Service and their partner agencies, identified service users who required a level of support ranging from regular phone contact, to outreach support. 566 services users availed of these supports.“The reopening of services will commence on a phased basis, all families are being engaged with during the month of August with a view to the recommencement of a level of service from September,” the spokesman added. WhatsApp