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Mortgage lending in September drop

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Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited HY2017 Presentation

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

This 5.4%-yielding FTSE 250 dividend stock’s sunk 22%! I’d buy it as soap sales explode

first_imgThis 5.4%-yielding FTSE 250 dividend stock’s sunk 22%! I’d buy it as soap sales explode Enter Your Email Address 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. 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” Manufacturers of big-name household goods are usually considered to be reliable safe havens in times like these. It’s not a reputation that PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC) currently enjoys though. Its share price has dropped 22% during the panic selling of the past three weeks.PZ Cussons hasn’t been the flavour of the month for some time, truth be told. Tough trading conditions across Europe and in Nigeria has long weighed it down. And in the six months to November, revenues (at constant currencies) dropped a further 4.3% year-on-year.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…There was some crumb of comfort in January’s most recent update however. The FTSE 250 company said it expected a stronger performance in the second half on the condition that there is “no further worsening of the economic and trading environments across our key geographies.”Soap sales explodeThe blowing up of the coronavirus crisis has caused many to doubt PZ Cussons’ ability to bounce back in the latter half of the fiscal year. And this is why the share price has rattled lower along with the broader market.But the business has a significant trump card to fall back on. Through its beloved brands like Imperial Leather, Carex, Original Source and Premier Cool, PZ Cussons is one of the planet’s biggest players when it comes to the business of making soaps, shower gels, bath products and antibacterial gels.I probably don’t need to tell you demand for these personal care goods is exploding across the globe, a reaction to the relentless spread of the coronavirus. If your local supermarkets are anything like mine, you’ll be greeted with rows upon rows of empty shelves where these commodities are usually kept.Panic Mode: The personal care section at my local Boots storeA wise buyIt’s more than likely PZ Cussons’ products will keep ripping through the roof too. Infection rates are accelerating in many parts of the globe, a crisis which the World Health Organisation yesterday called a “pandemic”. The UK government earlier said it expected infections to peak in a few months and remain around these levels for another three, illustrating expectations of a prolonged battle against the virus.PZ Cussons has an extra trick up its sleeve too… brand power. It is one of the biggest tools in the arsenal of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies like this. And, in times of crisis, consumers especially flock to established and trusted labels before any other. We’ve all grown up using Imperial Leather soap, for example, a brand that’s been in British shops since the 1930s.What’s more, the firm’s doubling down on marketing spend and product development to reinforce sales of these popular products.I’d argue that recent share price weakness makes PZ Cussons worthy of serious attention today. It changes hands on a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.7 times for current fiscal year (to May). And it carries a corresponding dividend yield of 5.4% too.I reckon this FMCG giant could prove to be a valuable lifeboat to buy into during these difficult times. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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Church in Wales highlights ‘poor upbringing’ of Welsh children during…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Aug 10, 2018 Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing August 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm I was a little shocked by the headline “poor upbringing”. I (older American) read it as a dismissive comment about the parenting children receive. Fortunately I read the article and the sad truth about the effects of poverty emerged and this is the truth around the world. Good on the Church of Wales for tackling this. Good reminder to me to read beyond the headlines. Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 16, 2018 at 10:49 pm Mike, I’m curious as to why you assumed that the headline was wrong. Is it not possible that a significant portion of a particular population at a particular time in a particular place is, in fact, doing a poor job of rearing its children? Is it not possible that the Church in Wales was speaking the truth in love here? If poverty is a problem in Wales then certainly one should acknowledge the tremendous challenge that presents in raising children well. Nevertheless, I don’t believe poverty absolves parents of all responsibility for teaching one’s children that bullying is wrong, that good manners are important, that kindness, respect, truth-telling, and hard work are important too, et cet. As it happens, the headline here does appear to refer to “bringing a child up amid poverty” rather than “bringing a child up ineptly and with insufficient attention to character (or faith, for that matter). Each of the headlines, if true, would communicate something important. And I agree that we all should read beyond the headlines! Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Mike Haines says: Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Children, Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Michael Cooper says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] Church volunteers are stepping in to provide food and support for struggling families as cuts to public spending impact on child poverty, the Church in Wales said this week during an event at The Eisteddfod, the annual cultural festival. The audience at the event heard stories of children struggling to keep up with school homework because their families couldn’t afford a computer or internet access, going hungry in holidays and parents not being able to afford school uniforms. The also heard that funding cuts were threatening church-run family centers in some of the most deprived areas of the country.Read the entire article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Comments (2) Church in Wales highlights ‘poor upbringing’ of Welsh children during Eisteddfod event Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Poverty & Hunger Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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£7.5m to be distributed to help tackle winter loneliness

first_img The Government announced a £7.5 million funding package to help tackle loneliness over the winter period just before Christmas. It builds on the £4m Local Connections Fund, which opens for applications today.The new funding will be targeted at sectors that bring people and communities together such as the arts, libraries, charities and radio, and will be distributed via three existing schemes:£5 million will go to Arts Council England for arts and library services, of which £3.5 million has been awarded by DCMS to national charity The Reading Agency, for its Reading Well and Reading Friends programmes£2 million will go towards extending the Government’s Loneliness Fund launched in May this year£500,000 will be distributed amongst the Audio Content Fund and the Community Radio Fund Image by congerdesign from Pixabay  Tagged with: Funding loneliness The package builds upon the £4 million Local Connections Fund announced in December, which will provide hundreds of small grants to charities and small grassroots organisations, such as book clubs, walking groups and other local projects – that are bringing communities together and reducing social isolation. Applications for the Local Connections Fund open today (5 January), and close on 26 January.Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, said:“We are coming to the end of one of the toughest years we have ever had to face and I know that the next few months will be a worry for many people who have felt particularly isolated or lonely during the pandemic.We still have some difficult times to overcome and it is important that we continue to provide support to those most at risk of isolation and loneliness over the next few months.There is already such important work being done in the arts, library and radio sectors to help bring people together and tackle loneliness. I am thrilled that the £7.5 million funding package will have an immediate impact on those who need it most.”Some of the grants awarded by Arts Council England will be distributed via two existing programmes: Creative People & Places and Celebrating Age, which create opportunities for social connections through arts and cultural spaces in the community.The remainder of the Arts Council funding will be awarded to enhance and expand two programmes delivered by The Reading Agency: Reading Well Books on Prescription and Reading Friends. Funds will be used to provide the Reading Well mental health book collections for children, young people and adults to all public libraries in England, as well as significantly expand the delivery of Reading Friends through libraries.DCMS will also be extending the existing Loneliness Grant Fund, to enable some of the organisations selected earlier this year to expand their current programmes or reach into new areas.£500,000 will also be distributed via two existing radio funds: the Community Radio Fund (CRF) and the Audio Content Fund (ACF). The CRF will provide £200,000 emergency funding to help not-for-profit stations meet the core costs of continuing to provide their services, and the ACF will receive £300,000 to support the creation of content that will make listeners feel less lonely and connect the vulnerable with their communities this winter.In addition, £600,000 will support small commercial radio stations with their transmission costs, and help secure their futures into the new year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £7.5m to be distributed to help tackle winter loneliness About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  337 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 5 January 2021 | Newslast_img read more

Fire safety activities to provide fun last day for “Camp B.L.U.E.”

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation + posts Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Previous articleTCU aims to help students with on-campus resourcesNext articleFrogs and Bears downplay rivalry at Big 12 Media Days Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynolds Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Linkedin Facebook printCamp B.L.U.E., a camp put on by Alliance For Children, will come to a close tomorrow on Texas Christian University’s campus.Alliance For Children is a children’s advocacy center in Fort Worth that works with children who have suffered from child abuse, taking steps to ensure that child isn’t victimized again.According to their website, the camp is held for children who have been or are being served through one of Alliance For Children’s centers.  The event is intended to help with building, learning, understanding and empowering (B.L.U.E.).“We’re very excited about the event,” Kyle Faulkner, public information officer for the Forth Worth Fire Department, said. “I think everyone is 100 percent on board and trying to create a memorable event for these children.”Brian Martin, emergency management coordinator at Texas Health Resources, said Texas Health is providing the shelter without any charge to Alliance For Children.“We think it’s a good cause,” Martin said. “That’s why Texas Health decided to provide the shelter for the kids.”He said tomorrow’s events will include an obstacle course, along with fire safety activities.Martin said the multipurpose shelter, often used for disaster preparedness, will be used for a cool down and lunch area. The shelter is set up in the TCU parking lot located on Lubbock Ave., while other events throughout the day will take place in Rees-Jones Hall.The camp will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m.  The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.Events are invite only.  Out of respect for the children, no pictures or video will be allowed.For additional information, visit Alliance For Children’s Facebook. Facebook Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Warning sounded over dangerous buildings

first_img Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Breaking: Emergency services attending fire in Raphoe

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fire in Raphoe.The blaze broke out earlier this morning at a premises on the Diamond, in the centre of the town.Fire fighters have managed have to bring the fire under control however considerable damage is said to have been caused to the property as a result of the blaze.The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.The area has been sealed off with Gardai expected to carry out a full forensic examination later today.Anyone with information is being urged to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0719167100 Breaking: Emergency services attending fire in Raphoe By News Highland – May 29, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Previous articleMinister urged to address hospital cancellations issue in northwestNext articleSix of Ireland’s 13 MEPs now elected News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: City to legally challenge Newsom’s California beach closures

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 233,000 people worldwide.Over 3.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than one million diagnosed cases and at least 63,019 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:8:24 a.m.: Two investigations launched after decomposing bodies found at Brooklyn funeral homeNew York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s office is investigating the Andrew T. Cleckley funeral home in Brooklyn, where as many as 100 decomposing bodies were found in un-refrigerated trucks. “Funeral homes and morgues must be accountable for their actions or lack thereof, and we will do everything under our authority to protect health and safety,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement. Abandoning, neglecting, abusing or failing to treat with dignity and respect, a dead human body entrusted to the licensee, is a violation of misconduct under public health law. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is also investigating. Police responded to reports Wednesday of a foul odor outside the funeral home and discovered dozens of decomposing bodies in two U-Haul trucks and a U-Haul van.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the circumstance “unconscionable” and noted the city has been transferring some of the coronavirus victims to freezer trucks for preservation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is building long-term storage for corpses as part of its Disaster Portable Morgue Unit with a capacity of nearly 3,000.5:51 a.m.: Four inmates dead, 600 test positive at BOP prisonFour inmates have died of COVID-19 at Terminal Island prison, a low security federal correctional institution in San Pedro, California.Another 600, nearly 60-percent of the prison population, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“The government has a responsibility to protect people in its care, including inmates,” Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan, whose district includes Terminal Island, told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV in a statement. “The leadership at Terminal Island has clearly failed to do that.”“There are alternatives that can keep non-violent inmates safe, like home confinement. We need prison leadership to consider those alternatives, especially to the vulnerable, and stop the spread of this disease at Terminal Island,” Barragan’s statement said.Inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities, there are 1,692 federal inmates and 349 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 nationwide. There have been at least 33 inmate coronavirus deaths in BOP facilities, according to the organization.3:08 a.m.: City votes to legally challenge Newsom beach closure orderThe Huntington Beach City Council voted to pursue a legal challenge to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s beach closure order Thursday night.“Governor Newsom’s mandate to close all beaches in Orange County today was a jarring decision that significantly impacts us here in Huntington Beach,” Mayor Lyn Semeta said in a statement. “Given that Orange County has among the lowest per-capita COVID-19 death rates in California, the action by the state prioritizes politics over data, in direct contradiction of the Governor’s stated goal to allow science and facts to guide our response to this horrible global pandemic.”The council voted 5-2 to seek “any and all legal actions necessary” to challenge Newsom’s order.Newsom said photos of overcrowding at beaches with little social distancing gave him no choice but to protect public health by ordering the beaches close.“Everyone saw those images and we’re all concerned about that. … That’s what ultimately led to this decision,” Newsom said Thursday.California has more than 50,000 diagnosed COVID-19 cases, with at least 2,036 deaths across the state. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more