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first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2006 interim results for the half year.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2006 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild There’s a wealth of opportunity for UK share investors to get seriously rich despite the uncertain economic outlook. I’ve continued to buy British stocks for my Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020. And there are plenty more top UK shares on my radar right now.For instance, I’ve talked about the huge investment appeal of platinum group metals (or PGM) producers like Tharisa (LSE: THS) quite often.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’m excited about investment demand staying strong in a world of ultra-loose central bank policy undermining the perceived value of paper currencies. The Covid-19 crisis has also exacerbated huge economic and geopolitical uncertainty. And it means safe-haven demand for precious metals should stay robust too.Car sales to snap back?I’m also encouraged by the rate at which PGM demand is likely to rocket during the global economic upturn. You see, cars are among the best-selling big-ticket items during early stages of a recovery. This means demand for Tharisa’s product (which is used to reduce harmful emissions in exhaust systems) should surge. And increasing environmental legislation also means more and more metal is required in catalytic converters to drive down pollution.On top of this, the use of platinum et al for other industrial uses like electronics and dentistry should also rise as the economy improves.Platinum demand soarsMy bullish take on UK shares like Tharisa has been reinforced by fresh research released by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC).The latest Platinum Quarterly report showed demand for the white metal rocketed 75% in Q3 from the previous three-month period. This compares with a 40% quarter-on-quarter rise in combined recycled and mined supply.This means the WPIC expects a colossal 1.2m-ounce deficit in 2020. The body expects the material shortfall to persist in 2021 too, albeit by a reduced 224,000 ounces. The organisation expects bar and coin investment “to remain high by historical standards.” It reckons platinum demand from the auto sector will rise by a quarter year-on-year in 2021. And it says Chinese demand for platinum jewellery will rise for the first time in seven years as well.A low-cost UK share with BIG dividendsClearly, Tharisa’s earnings picture remains quite robust for the medium term at least. And this is reflected in the City’s earnings forecasts for the UK share. They predict a 96% earnings rise for the financial year ending September 2021. And this leaves the mining giant trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of a very small four times.A rock-bottom earnings multiple isn’t the only reason this UK share is a great buy for value, I feel. Today Tharisa carries a mighty 5% dividend yield as well. This is one top stock I reckon could be too cheap for growth and income investors like me to resist. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild 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.center_img 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. 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. Royston Wild | Saturday, 21st November, 2020 | More on: THS Stock market rally: a cheap UK share with BIG dividends I’d buy for the economic recovery Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is the Vodafone share price a bargain? The Vodafone (LSE: VOD) share price has been under pressure. The stock has returned around 5% year-to-date, compared to the FTSE All-Share’s near-8%.Over the past 12 months, Vodafone has returned 0.4%, excluding dividends. The FTSE All-Share Index has returned nearly 20%, excluding dividends. 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…However, I think the stock is now trading at such an attractive level it could be worth buying, especially considering its dividend potential.Vodafone share price on offerThe first thing I do before buying any stock is try to understand why the shares have performed the way they have recently. The stock has been under pressure after the company published its results for its financial year ending 31 March. The results revealed the group earned a profit of £3.8bn last year.But revenues declined from £38.7bn to £37.7bn. Management blamed reduced income from mobile roaming and handset sales during the Covid-19 crisis for this decline. The company’s commitment to spend more in the coming years on developing its infrastructure also spooked investors. Infrastructure spending has always been a headwind for the company. Unfortunately, the group can’t skimp on spending. Vodafone needs to keep spending to stay up-to-date with the competition.Even then, there’s no guarantee customers will stay with the business. Despite spending tens of billions of euros over the past few decades on new equipment, there’s not much differentiating Vodafone from other mobile providers, apart from price.This is probably the biggest challenge the group faces. It will need to keep spending to stay up-to-date with the competition. But this doesn’t guarantee the company will achieve better returns than any other in the sector. This could be one reason why investors have been avoiding the Vodafone share price. Economies of scaleThat said, Vodafone does have one key advantage. Size. Not only is it a european telecoms giant, but the company also has substantial operations around the world. Moreover, the firm bulked up its european business last year with the acquisition of Liberty Global.Vodafone reckons it can achieve €535m a year in operating synergies as part of this deal. I think this clearly shows how size can benefit the group. If management’s correct, the additional cash flow will fund growth projects and reduce debt.The company’s chunky dividend yield also supports the Vodafone share price. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 5.5%. While some analysts have speculated that the payout could be cut to fund spending, in the current financial year Vodafone expects underlying cash profits of €15.0bn-€15.4bn, and underlying free cash flow of €5.2bn. I think that will be more than enough to cover the company’s dividend. However, nothing’s guaranteed at this point. Still, considering the company’s market-beating dividend yield and economies of scale, I think the stock could be a great acquisition to my portfolio after recent declines. That’s why I’d buy Vodafone today. center_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 29th May, 2021 | More on: VOD Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Those in their 40s will know this week when they can register for vaccine People in their 40s will find out later this week when they can register for a Covid-19 vaccine.The HSE is currently working through people aged in their 50s while new guidance on the usage of the Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines is due to be announced this week.There were 355 new cases of covid 19 on Saturday and 447 as of midnight on Friday, after a delay in releasing figures due to the HSE cyber attack.Irish College of General Practitioners Covid advisor, Dr. Mary Favier says as non-essential retail reopens people still need to stay safe:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/favier7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleKillybegs Coast Guard involved in two rescue operationsNext articleHSE and Dept of Health cyber attacks continue to impact services News Highland Facebook By News Highland – May 17, 2021 Google+ Twitter Pinterest read more

first_imgDespite their pivotal role as primary producers, there is little information as to the diversity and physiology of cyanobacteria in the meltwater ecosystems of polar regions. Thirty cyanobacterial mats from Adelaide Island, Antarctica were investigated using 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis, and screened for cyanobacterial toxins using molecular and chemical approaches. A total of 274 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were detected. The richness ranged between 8 and 33 cyanobacterial OTUs per sample, reflecting a high mat diversity. Leptolyngbya and Phormidium (c. 55% and 37% of the OTUs per mat) were dominant. Cyanobacterial community composition was similar between mats, particularly those obtained from closely adjacent locations. The cyanotoxin microcystin was detected in 26 of 27 mats (10–300 ng g-1 organic mass), while cylindrospermopsin, detected for the first time in Antarctica, was present in 21 of 30 mats (2–156 ng g-1 organic mass). The latter was confirmed via liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and by the presence of the cyrAB and cyrJ genes. This study demonstrates the usefulness of pyrosequencing for characterizing diverse cyanobacterial communities, and confirms that cyanobacteria from extreme environments produce a similar range of cyanotoxins as their temperate counterparts.last_img read more

first_imgThis year’s annual meeting of the Ocean City Historical Museum promises more than the election of board members and officers and summary reports. The meeting is Wednesday, November 19, at 7:00 pm in a meeting room of the Library.Following the business agenda, everyone moves to the museum itself for a short presentation on the display of South Jersey glass. As a special treat, the museum’s Executive Director Jeff McGranahan has prepared a sampling of pastries using authentic beach plum jellies.The entire community is invited. Anyone with an interest in history and the functioning of the Museum is particularly urged to attend. For information: 609-399-1801.— News release from the Ocean City Historical Museumlast_img read more

first_imgOcean City High SchoolCape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor confirmed Thursday that his office is conducting an “ongoing investigation” related to the Ocean City School District.The Ocean City Board of Education met in an executive session for 45 minutes on Thursday but took no action as a result of the private discussion related to personnel matters.“The Ocean City School District has been been working with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and special forensic investigators,” Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said. “Since this is an ongoing investigation, we are not at liberty to share details about the alleged incident at this time. I can, however, tell you that our students were in no way involved or affected. I appreciate your patience as we work closely with our external partners for a timely resolution and move forward with our 2016 school plans.”Ocean City Police Capt. Steven Ang said the investigation is being handled entirely by the county prosecutor.In public session, the board accepted the retirement of Christine Lentz as assistant principal and athletic director, effective July 1. Her annual salary was $123,197.Lentz has been athletic director since 2008. She came to the district in 1985 as a science teacher and girls’ basketball coach.The board also voted to accept the resignation of Kathleen Nelson as technology manager/network administrator, effective July 8. Nelson earned $93,647 annually.The board approved the hiring of Eileen Rocks as secretary to the director of Student Services from Aug. 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016 at a pro-rated salary of $37,496.The board voted to hire Stephen Warrington as head coach for the Ocean City High School girls’ swimming team at a stipend of $6,680._______Get the Daily. Sign up for free email updates.last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Dr. Box: Not following mask order could lead to more restrictions CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook By Network Indiana – November 5, 2020 0 690 Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s mask order is unlikely to get stricter or looser, but not following it could lead to other restrictions.State health commissioner Kris Box says there’s still a lot unknown about COVID-19, but what’s now “100-percent clear” is that masks are both inexpensive and effective at limiting the virus’s spread. She says local health departments in counties with some of Indiana’s worst virus rates, including Fayette and Fountain, report residents have been resistant to mask-wearing, with some continuing to insist the virus is just a political concoction that will fade from view after the election.COVID-19 has killed more than four-thousand Hoosiers so far. And Box says while senior citizens remain most at risk, there have been 21 COVID deaths in the last two weeks of Hoosiers under 50.Governor Holcomb acknowledges frustration at resistance to what he says is the best way to limit the spread. But he says he hasn’t pursued enforcement of the mask order because it can’t be carried out effectively. Holcomb says he applauds local governments who have enforced mask orders at businesses, but says the state doesn’t have that kind of capacity, and says other states which have attempted it are seeing virus numbers just as bad as Indiana’s.Holcomb says what’s needed is “massive community buy-in” on wearing masks. He says those still resistant to the idea should consider the cost of not doing so. He says mask defiance is fueling the virus’s spread, and says if numbers soar too high, it could force schools to close again and endanger hospitals’ ability to handle the patient load.A record 18-hundred people have been hospitalized with coronavirus the last two days. Holcomb says hospitals are better equipped to handle the load than when the state hit its previous high near that level in April — they’re better supplied with masks, gloves, disinfectant, and ventilators. But Holcomb says hospitals’ capacity isn’t infinite, and Box warns the strain of the steady torrent of patients is beginning to leave hospital staff exhausted.The health department classifies all but 18 counties at high risk for spread or nearing that point. Box says the department is urging local health officials to consider steps to limit social gatherings, including limiting or banning spectators at high school football and basketball games. Box warns the health department could impose those limits itself in counties like Fayette, in the red zone the last two weeks, if their numbers don’t decline significantly by next week.Box says limiting high school events isn’t a step she wants to take, but says, “We have to take this virus seriously.”A day after winning a landslide reelection, Holcomb opened his weekly briefing on the virus by denouncing anti-mask activists who spread “rumors and disinformation” online in the days before the election, claiming a secret plan to return the state to full lockdown once the election was over. Holcomb says those claims were not only false, but cause real-world harm by affecting people’s behavior. Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Previous articleRobotics Fair set for Saturday at Penn High SchoolNext articleMichiana mother talks about importance of Prescription Drug Take Back days Network Indianalast_img read more

first_imgFurther informationClare Hollingsworth has chaired Eurostar since 2013. She is also a non-executive director of Mölnlycke AB and is a senior independent director at the Lawn Tennis Association. Prior to holding these positions, Clare was a non-executive director of Virgin Healthcare, Savills and Spire Healthcare, as well as the Managing Director of BUPA Hospitals.Andrew Duff has spent his executive career in the energy industry and brings a wealth of experience in regulated business environments and strategic management. He is the Chairman of Severn Trent plc. Andrew is also Chairman of Elementis and was a non-executive director of Ferguson Plc from 2004-2013. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of RWE Npower and a member of the RWE Executive Committee. Andrew is the Senior Trustee of McMillan Cancer Support.The new UKGI Board will see 36% of roles held by women. I am delighted that two such high-calibre appointees will be joining the UKGI Board. As we continue to focus on delivering excellent governance for the arm’s-length bodies in our portfolio, the skills that Clare and Andy bring in running and chairing major organisations will further add to the quality of advice and challenge that the UKGI Board provides to its executive team of private sector specialists and civil servants. My thanks to Simon Palley for his particularly valuable contribution to UKGI in its crucial formative years. Simon has brought his naturally enquiring mind and unconventional thinking to bear on our work at the Board in a way that has been engagingly challenging but always constructive. We will miss him. UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) has appointed Clare Hollingsworth and Andrew Duff to its board.Ms Hollingsworth’s appointment is with immediate effect and Mr Duff joins from 9 July 2019. Simon Palley, who joined the UKGI Board in May 2016, will be stepping down in May at the end of his term.These appointments will broaden the mix of skills on the UKGI Board, adding further industry and infrastructure experience to its expertise.Commenting on the appointments, Robert Swannell, UKGI Chairman, said:last_img read more

first_imgJanelle Monáe is the latest pop artist to appear on PBS’ Austin City Limits. The singer and songwriter has kept a busy schedule full of similar appearances over the past year in promotion of her 2018 studio album, Dirty Computer. There’s an impressive buzz surrounding Monáe’s live performance, which weaves together an artistic mix of musicianship, choreography, and sociological empowerment.Janelle Monáe’s eight-song performance on Austin City Limits premiered over the weekend and featured all the favorites from her recent album including “Dirty Computer”, “Crazy, Classic Life”, “Screwed”, “Django Jane”, and “Pynk”, as well as “Tightrope”, and “Come Alive” from her 2010 release, The ArchAndroid. Monáe also included a mash-up of “Purple Rain” and “PrimeTime”, her collaboration with Miguel, to honor her musical mentor, Prince, who passed away in 2016. Watch the full performance below.Janelle Monáe – Austin City Limits – Full Video[Video: WTTV]Janelle Monáe wrapped up her busy world tour schedule in support of Dirty Computer back in September following notable performances at big events including New York’s philanthropic Global Citizen Festival, Philadelphia’s Made in America Fest, Florida’s Suwanee Hulaween, and Austin City Limits Festival.Janelle Monáe has a busy creative agenda moving forward, as she will join the voice cast of Disney’s upcoming Lady and the Tramp remake. She’s also been tapped for a role in the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet, as well as a starring turn in the forthcoming animated feature film UglyDolls.For more information on Janelle Monáe’s upcoming tour dates and all other artistic endeavors, head to her website here.last_img read more