PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

NMBZ Holdings Limited ( HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy high-quality stocks over a FTSE 100 tracker in this bear market

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA FTSE 100 tracker funds have become very popular investments in recent years. When the index was rising, investors viewed them as an easy, cost-effective way to profit.But now we’re in a bear market and stocks are falling. That means some of the flaws of passively-managed tracker funds are being exposed. Here, I’ll look at some of the drawbacks of owning FTSE 100 tracker funds. I’ll also explain why I believe investors are better off picking individual stocks in the current environment.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…No control over your holdingsThe main disadvantage of tracker funds is you have no control over your holdings. You simply own the whole index. In the current environment, where there’s an enormous amount of economic uncertainty, this could be a potential setback.For a start, if you own every stock in the FTSE 100, you’re going to have exposure to a number of companies that could be impacted significantly by Covid-19. I’m talking about companies such as International Consolidated Airlines, easyJet, Carnival, and Compass Group. These could take a while to recover from the disruption, meaning their share prices could be depressed for a while.Additionally, if you own the whole index, you’ll also have exposure to a number of companies that could be vulnerable in an economic downturn. BT Group and Centrica are among those that come to mind here. Both have alarming amounts of debt on their books, which adds risk. I wouldn’t want to own these in a recession.Ultimately, if you buy a FTSE 100 tracker fund, you’re at the mercy of the market. To quote Martin Gilbert, chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments: “Passive strategies leave investors fully exposed to the teeth of the bear.”A more selective approach could pay off In my view, it could pay to be more selective about your investments. That means buying individual stocks. This approach has several advantages.Firstly, you can focus on high-quality companies likely to be less vulnerable in a recession. Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser are good examples (both have recently outperformed the FTSE 100 significantly) as they’re seen as consistent performers. Secondly, you can focus on companies likely to be impacted less by the coronavirus. Accounting solutions provider Sage is a good example. It should be relatively well insulated from the disruption.Finally, you can focus on stocks that look oversold and have the potential to rebound significantly. Names that come to mind include Legal & General Group and JD Sports Fashion.This is certainly the approach I’m taking right now. Instead of just buying the whole index, I’m focusing on high-quality companies I think have the potential to outperform the market.I believe that in the current environment, this approach should provide higher returns than a FTSE 100 tracker. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_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. Why I’d buy high-quality stocks over a FTSE 100 tracker in this bear market Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 19th March, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgOver the top: Bryan Habana milked his collision with Owen Farrell, looking for a yellow cardFord stallsSorry George, I know you were among the Sinners a couple of weeks ago and I really don’t mean to pick on you, but three consecutive penalty misses in a major final plus other miistakes which cost 11 points, really does not add up to a good day at the office.The young Bath fly-half started the Amlin Challenge Cup final in the best of form, kicking a penalty from his own half and putting on a masterful display of kicking out of hand. By the 35th minute he had kicked eight of Bath’s points, helping them to a 13-6 lead, but then Ford’s wheels came off.Bath would have been in command at 21-9 up by the 50th minute if he hadn’t missed three consecutive penalties, but instead Northampton took the lead for the first time when Ford’s decision to counter-attack from his own 22 led to a Saints penalty which Stephen Myler kicked to make it 15-13. That became 18-13 when Ford and Nick Abendanon got in each other’s way and gave away an attacking scrum which in turn led to another penalty for Myler.Inside the last ten minutes, with Northampton 25-16 up, a Ford pass was intercepted by Myler and his break resulted in a try for Ben Foden.Place-kickers carry a huge burden of responsibility, as it’s their job to turn pressure into points. In a major final it is crucial to take any chance you get and unfortunately, after a superb first 35 minutes, Ford’s game went to pieces and cost Bath any chance of lifting the Amlin Challenge Cup. I have no doubt Ford will have plenty of days when he is the match-winning hero for Bath and England, but this was a day to forget.Picture imperfectDuring Wasps’ European play-off clash with Stade Francais, prop Phil Swainston told referee Nigel Owens he had been gouged. Owens asked the TMO to look at the incident, but mysteriously the French host broadcaster could only produce footage from one angle, which did not show the right group of players.Owens waited a few minutes for the usual multitude of different camera angles to be shown, but none were forthcoming. So, with Wasps leading 10-6, the possibility of Stade having a player sent off evaporated and the match continued. His cup overfloweth: A delighted Jonny Wilkinson with his wife Shelley and the Heineken Cup LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsThe legendHow could Jonny Wilkinson not be the number one Saint this week? England’s ultimate hero – and world rugby’s most magnificent role model – played his last game on British soil and led his Toulon team to a 23-6 win over a strong and talented Saracens side in the Heineken Cup final at the Millennium Stadium.Wilkinson contributed 13 points – two penalties, two conversions and a right-footed drop-goal like the one which changed his life – which amounted to a 100% kicking record on the day and went a long way towards ensuring Toulon kept Saracens at arms’ length.It was great to see the Cardiff crowd, drawn as it was from clubs all around Europe, give the No 10 a standing ovation as he left the pitch with a couple of minutes of the game to go. They also applauded and cheered when his image appeared on the stadium’s big screens thereafter.Always reserved, too often lost in his own self-critical thoughts, this time Jonny looked truly delighted as he lifted the cup and celebrated with his team-mates, his wife Shelley and his parents, Philippa and Phil.He has just one more game to play, the Top 14 final on Saturday, 31 May. Catch him while you can. A legend is about to hang up his boots.Magic SteffoHis Twitter name is @MagicSteffo7 and although he had the No 8 on his back during the Heineken Cup final, Steffon Armitage still lived up to his own star billing, putting in a magnificent performance for Toulon and playing a major part in their 23-6 victory.Armitage won the Man of the Match award, in recognition of his fantastic work at the breakdown. He won four turnovers, made 11 tackles and had the time and energy for 15 carries too.The fact that he plays his club rugby in France is the only thing standing between him and a place in the England back row, but Stuart Lancaster may yet decide he can’t afford to overlook Armitage any longer.Eyes on the prize: A Tom Varndell try helped Wasps beat Stade FrancaisDai Stings StadeOnly one point down after the away leg of their European Rugby Champions Cup qualifying play-off against London Wasps, Stade Francais must have really fancied their chances of claiming the coveted place in next season’s top tier European cup competition.However, they reckoned without the coaching genius of Wasps boss Dai Young. He identified the important areas that his team needed to improve from the previous weekend, got the tactics spot on and had Stade so rattled that they were throwing passes into touch and making a host of basic errors.Young was delighted that his team played for the full 80 minutes. “We have talked a lot about composure and producing that complete performance, but coming through days like today is probably going to do more for the development of this team than anything else. We have let teams off the hook and ruined good performances with small spells of sloppiness throughout this season. Today we showed what we can do against a top team if we play for the full 80 minutes.”All S.Myler-sThe ability to keep cool and produce the goods in the biggest of matches is a quality every club likes to see in their fly-half and place-kicker and Stephen Myler proved he has it in spades this weekend as he piloted Northampton Saints to a 30-16 win over Bath in the Amlin Challenge Cup final.Up for the cup: Stephen Myler helps to lift the Amlin Challenge Cup as the Saints celebrateMyler landed six place kicks out of seven, turned defence into attack with a timely interception which led to a try for Ben Foden, and pulled the strings for his team.He was overshadowed in the first half-hour by a perfect performance from George Ford, but as the Bath man wilted in the second half, Myler came to the fore and was deservedly named Man of the Match.Just the ticketJapan qualified for Rugby World Cup 2015 and a hat-trick from Yoshikazu Fujita helped book their ticket to the game’s greatest showpiece. They beat Hong Kong 49-8 to secure the Asian Five Nations Championship, scoring eight tries in front of a 40,000 crowd at the National Stadium in Tokyo.Fujita, 20, has scored 19 tries in his 16 Tests to date, including six on debut against UAE in 2012, so a hat-trick could almost qualify as a routine day in the Brave Blossoms kit for him.Japan will take their place in World Cup Pool B with 1995 and 2007 winners South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and USA. Suspicions that the TV company didn’t want to show footage which might have been damning to a Stade player increased when, just a few minutes later, they were quick enough to find the replays of a knock-on which ruled out a possible try for Tom Varndell.Whether it was a fault with the technology or a deliberate case of obstruction, it was unsatisfactory to have no pictures to prove or disprove an allegation as serious as gouging in a game as big as this one. The Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals provided their share of shining lights and sorry sights this weekend. The SinnersAnd the Oscar goes to…Oh dear Bryan Habana. What were you thinking? If your career path takes you from South Africa to France to Hollywood, then good luck to you, but please don’t try out your acting skills on the rugby pitch.The Toulon wing found his way blocked by Owen Farrell during the Heineken Cup final. Farrell did his best to pull out of what he knew would be an illegal collision, but still caught Habana and the South African threw his arms in the air and fell backwards like he had been shot with an elephant gun. Luckily, referee Alain Rolland was wise to his unsporting antics and while he awarded a penalty to Toulon for Farrell’s challenge, he also had a word with Habana about making the most of the situation. The crowd at the Millennium Stadium showed their displeasure by booing Habana when he went up to get his winner’s medal.Diving, acting, exaggerating – call it what you will. Rugby doesn’t need it. Even players who are named after footballers, like Habana, don’t need to behave like one!Thankfully, the Springbok had the grace to apologise via Twitter, saying: “Apologies in every way and to the whole community for what happened in the Heineken Cup final yesterday. It was in no way intended with malice or to bring the game into disrepute.“Sportsmanship and integrity are key factors to what makes rugby so special and I let myself, the fans, our opponents and the game down.” Head coach Eddie Jones said: “It was a tough old game but we have achieved our first goal, to qualify for the World Cup, which is fantastic. We want to make the quarter finals at England 2015 and we are preparing to achieve that goal.” TAGS: Wasps last_img read more

Irish gas offers grants worth €100,000

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 June 2010 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish gas offers grants worth €100,000 Tagged with: corporate Funding Ireland Irish gas company Bord Gais is marking the arrival of its one millionth customer by creating a fund of €100,000 to give to community initiatives.Bord Gáis Energy is looking for Not-For-Profit projects to apply for energy funding from the Community Energy Fund. €100,000 in energy grants has been made available, one grant of €25,000, five of €10,000 and ten of €2,500 worth of energy awarded to successful applicants of the Community Energy Fund.Bord Gáis Energy wants to hear people’s stories of how their project will be energised to reach its potential and be enhanced by receiving funding from the Community Energy Fund.Applications for the Community Energy Fund are available now from local Public Libraries nationwide and downloadable online from Applications close on Wednesday 16th June 2010.Speaking about reaching the milestone of one million customers at the launch of the Community Energy Fund, John Mullins, C.E.O. Bord Gáis, said; ‘We are grateful to all our customers, both gas and electricity, for being with Bord Gáis Energy. We wanted to share our success by giving something back to the very communities that support us, that is why we have established the Community Energy Fund. We want to recognise and energise local projects so they can continue delivering their services and doing the good work in their community by providing energy funding.’ read more

Immigrant rights activists “wall off Trump”

first_imgActivists wall off Trump’s anti-immigrant racism at the RNC.Cleveland – Among the most creative and militant protests during the Republican National Convention was a “wall” of fabric with messages denouncing Donald Trump’s bigoted anti-immigrant call to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border. Immigrant rights groups announced in advance that they would link hands and banners around the RNC to surround Trump and his cohorts with a wall made by Mexicans.As Tania Unzueta, policy director for the #Not1More anti-deportation campaign, explained, “The wall is a symbolic show of communities coming together to build a barrier between us and the hatred that Trump represents.” (Fusion, July 12)Heavy security protecting Trump backers prevented the protesters from completely surrounding the RNC on July 20. But the wall that began at Public Square stretched for a block along a busy thoroughfare. Other wall sections moved about and at one point got past a security checkpoint. The fabric worn by demonstrators and painted with the slogan “Wall Off Trump” was purchased after online fund appeals raised $16,000 in support of immigrant rights.Hundreds participated, including Cleveland activists as well as others who had traveled long distances. One after another, immigrant speakers told the media they were “undocumented and unafraid.” The Peace Poets, spoken word artists, got the crowd to sing with them: “The walls that they build to keep us apart will never be as strong as the walls of our heart.”“We’re here to give Trump the wall he wanted,” said Iván Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who traveled from Georgia in the U.S. South. (Think Progress, July 20)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police gun down Pittsburgh youth

first_imgAntwon RosePittsburgh — It was Juneteenth — June 19, 1865 — when slavery was declared abolished in Texas and the Southern states. On this same date 153 years later, 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr., an unarmed Black man, was chased, shot and killed by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who just hours before had been sworn into the force.Rose was one of two passengers in a car stopped by police because it matched the description of a vehicle suspected of being involved in an earlier shooting. Rose and a second passenger were fleeing the car when Rosfeld shot him in the back three times.Police released the driver of the car after questioning him. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office listed Rose’s death as a homicide.Pittsburgh resident Shaun Mary filmed the fatal encounter between Rose and Officer Rosfeld. She says Rosfeld had no reason to shoot Rose. Mary described Rosfeld’s behavior as harsh and very aggressive: He was “taking target practice on this young man’s back.” Mary and other witnesses say Rosfeld never even called out “Stop.” (, June 24)Before joining the Pittsburgh force, Rosfeld was a police officer at the University of Pittsburgh.  This January he left the university force, a month after prosecutors dropped all charges against three men he had arrested on numerous charges following an incident at a campus bar.Timothy Riley, one of the men Rosfeld had charged, described him as “extremely belligerent.” Riley was upset to see that Rosfeld was involved in Rose’s murder: “It makes me sick that he was able to still be a cop after how they treated us, and that poor kid had to lose his life because of their negligence.” (, June 23)The community’s response to the killing of this unarmed Black youth has been swift and smart. On the night it happened, a major interstate artery, Route 376 East, was blocked and held for six hours. Every night and day since then, bridges and key streets have been taken over.Outside PNC Park on June 22, a black sedan made a run at the protesting crowd at the close of a Pirates baseball game. Luckily, nobody was injured. Let it be noted that despite the postgame traffic congestion, and with cameras everywhere, the sedan has not been located.Four people were arrested that day when hundreds of demonstrators blocked streets in downtown Pittsburgh. Demonstrators with a sign, “Fire killer cops,” marched to the Homestead Grays Bridge where they blocked traffic for a few hours.The next day, hundreds of people linked arms at Freedom Corner and marched in the pouring rain through downtown to Point State Park. The roar went up over and over: “Shot three times in the back! How do you justify that?”Antwon Rose Jr. had a future. Tia Taylor, who went to high school with Rose, said: “He wasn’t the person to be out here doing anything he didn’t have no business doing. He wasn’t that boy.” (, June 23)Three years before he was killed, Rose volunteered to work with an organization that donates goods to communities in need. Gisele Fetterman, who put him to work with the Free Store in Braddock, Pa., described Rose as “friendly, easy to work with, smart, vibrant … a caring person, and everyone loved him.”In that period, Rose wrote a poem saying he never wanted his mother to feel the pain of burying her son:I AM NOT WHAT YOU THINKI am confused and afraidI wonder what path I will takeI hear there is only two ways outI see mothers bury their sonsI want my mom to never feel that painI am confused and afraid.I pretend all is fineI feel like I am suffocatingI touch nothing so I believe all is fineI worry that it isn’t thoughI cry no moreI am confused and afraid.I understand people believe I am just a statisticI say to them I am differentI dream of life getting easierI try my best to make my dream come trueI hope that it doesI am confused and afraid.Antwon Rose Jr., May 16, 2016 Betsey Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15-year-old charged in stabbing at Permian

first_img Previous articleWoman killed in Sunday fireNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian, Odessa High boys teams ready for playoffs admin Pinterest By admin – February 19, 2018 Local NewsCrime Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Timeless musician, Tony Bennet, is on tour and scheduled to be at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Monday. A 15-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, following a stabbing at Permian High School today.The victim, who is 15, and the suspect, also 15, confronted each other on the west side of Permian High School after school, Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said.The suspect pulled his right hand from his jacket and stabbed the victim twice in the left arm and once on the left upper portion of the back.Adkins said in a text message that the suspect was taken to the Ector County Youth Center.Adkins said the victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 15-year-old charged in stabbing at Permian Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

11 soldiers sickened after ingesting unauthorized substance during training exercise

first_imgMivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Texas Army base and law enforcement authorities are investigating after 11 soldiers became sick after ingesting an unauthorized substance during a training exercise at Fort Bliss on Thursday.Two of the soldiers remained in critical condition, Fort Bliss’ 1st Armored Division said in an update Friday morning.The Fort Bliss’ 1st Armored Division initially said the soldiers became sick after ingesting an “unknown substance,” according to a statement released Thursday. On Friday, officials described the substance as “acquired outside of authorized food supply distribution channels,” though did not identify it further.Those harmed include one warrant officer, two noncommissioned officers and eight enlisted members, officials said. All have been under observation at William Beaumont Army Medical Center since Thursday afternoon.Officials at the military base, in cooperation with law enforcement officials, are continuing to investigate the incident, the updated release said. There is no threat to the public, officials said.The 1st Armored Division — also known as “Old Ironsides”– is a renowned armored division, consisting of approximately 17,000 highly trained soldiers, according to the Army’s website.ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more