Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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FTSE 100 dividend stocks: 2 of my favourite UK shares to buy in 2021!

first_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Royston Wild | Thursday, 14th January, 2021 | More on: UU Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 2020 was a complete washout for many dividend investors. The number of UK shares which cut, postponed, or cancelled shareholder payouts numbered more than 500. Equally staggering was the decision by just over half of the FTSE 100 to take drastic dividend action following the Covid-19 outbreak.The uncertain economic outlook means share investors need to remain extremely careful buying dividend shares in 2021 too. Let me talk you through some of my favourite UK dividend shares for 2021. I reckon they’ll pay out hugely this year, whatever happens to the broader global economy.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…A great UK dividend share in tough timesUtilities stocks aren’t the most attractive UK shares when the economy is hunky dory. They don’t get to enjoy the ripping earnings growth that countless other stocks experience during the good times. However, in tough periods like these, the utilities really come into their own.As the experts over at Hargreaves Lansdown note: “Sometimes boring can be best… heavily regulated profits mean growth is hard to come by but can translate into predictable revenues.”This supreme earnings visibility gives them the clout and the confidence to pay big dividends during economic upturns and downturns. The utilities have certainly shown their robustness over the past year while dividends elsewhere have fallen thick and fast.One UK dividend share I’m a big fan of today is United Utilities (LSE: UU). The water supplier has continued to lift shareholder rewards in recent months despite some Covid-19-related pressure. And it plans to keep raising annual dividends in line with consumer price inflation (CPI) during the current AMP7 regulatory period. This gives investors happy expectations through to 2025.The United Utilities forward dividend yield sits a shade below 5% right now. Okay, dividend cover of 1.1 times doesn’t come close to the widely-accepted security watermark of 2 times. But UK share investors can believe the company’s sector-best balance sheet will allow it to keep hiking dividends regardless of this. The FTSE 100 company has a robust A3 stable credit rating with Moody’s and has no pension worries to weigh it down.Another FTSE 100 power playInvesting in utilities such as Centrica isn’t as secure, in my opinion. Electricity providers have been subject to much harder regulatory scrutiny in recent years which stalk future earnings and dividend growth. They’re also subject to intensifying competition that’s steadily eroding their customer bases.I don’t think UK share investors need to give the power plays a complete blank though. This is because I’d very happily invest my own cash in National Grid today, a FTSE 100 company that has a stranglehold on keeping Britain’s power electricity grid up and running. This gives it an extra layer of security alongside its classically-defensive operations.And, like United Utilities, it also has a rock-solid balance sheet to keep the big dividends coming. I’d buy National Grid because of its 5.8% forward dividend yield and hold it forever. FTSE 100 dividend stocks: 2 of my favourite UK shares to buy in 2021! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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IRB broker new deal with Fiji rugby and their Government

first_img“All three parties want to ensure a framework for the Fiji National Team to perform to the best of its abilities in New Zealand and it is encouraging that we now have an agreement in place that underscores this objective. The Government’s financial support is both generous and unprecedented.”“The Fiji Government has an obligation to ensure that any investment in Rugby is done so in a prudent manner, which the IRB supports. At the same time, as the Global Governing body, the IRB has an obligation to ensure that the sovereignty of our Member Unions is protected and the Fiji Government is fully supportive of our position. The agreement reached between the FRU and the Government protects the valid application of the FRU Constitution whilst also providing a level of comfort to the Fiji Government that its investment will be properly and transparently managed.”The FRU and the Fiji Government have agreed five key actions: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The International Rugby Board (IRB) has brokered an agreement between the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) and the Fiji Government which will see the Government’s commitment to significant investment in Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign go ahead as previously planned.The agreement follows a highly productive visit by IRB Chief Executive Mike Miller and IRB Regional General Manager for Oceania William Glenwright to Suva earlier this month after concerns were raised by the Fiji Government over the administration and governance of the FRU following the findings of a Commerce Commission of Fiji report into a lottery run by the FRU last year. The concerns put at risk a £1 million investment the Government was prepared to make towards Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign.The IRB delegation met with the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Filipe Bole and the Board of the Fiji Rugby Union to discuss the Fiji Government’s concerns, its continued commitment to Fijian Rugby and issues surrounding the valid application of the FRU constitution.“I am delighted that an agreement has been reached which will ensure that the Fiji Rugby Union can continue to drive forward the Game nationally, while also ensuring that the focus of the national team remains firmly on preparing for Rugby World Cup 2011,” said Miller.“The spirit of the meetings was extremely positive and I would like to thank the Fiji Government for its dedication and contribution to the process and its full support of Rugby in Fiji.”center_img 1. Those involved in the lottery to stand down from the FRU Board pending the result of ongoing legal proceedings into the matter;2. The Commerce Commission to release paperwork to allow the FRU to complete its lottery report, which will then be subject to scrutiny by the Commerce Commission and any other legal entity as required by law (this process has commenced);3. Elections to the FRU Board to be held as planned at the Annual General Meeting in April. The FRU to run the elections, with the Fiji Olympic Committee (FASANOC) to oversee the elections if invited by the FRU Board to do so;4. The FRU CEOs resignation to be accepted or otherwise by the newly elected FRU Board;5. The Government grant of FJ$ 3 million to be paid to the FRU in accordance with the Fiji Government’s accounting and monitoring procedures.Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 preparations continue with participation in the new-look IRB Pacific Rugby Cup which gets underway in Australia this weekend with A teams from all three Pacific Island Unions facing Super Rugby development team opposition. The Fiji Warriors commence their PRC campaign against the Queensland Reds Academy today at 6.30pm at Ballymore.last_img read more

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Prostate Cancer’s viral e-mail game secures 4,000 visitors

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy The Prostate Cancer Charity’s Sammy the Sperm viral game generated 4,000 visitors to the charity’s Web site from just 20 initial e-mail messages.The campaign was created by Publicis Networks and had a budget of £15,000. The game involved Sammy the Sperm having to reach Planet Prostate on the SS Ejaculate.The campaign generated over 180,000 sessions and achieved 4,000 visitors to the charity’s Web site. Advertisement Prostate Cancer’s viral e-mail game secures 4,000 visitors Howard Lake | 1 February 2003 | Newslast_img read more

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Wagamama announces its first charity partnership

first_imgWagamama announces its first charity partnership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: christmas corporate Digital 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. Japanese-inspired restaurant Wagamama has embarked on its first charity partnership. The company hopes to raise £20,000 for national youth charity UK Youth by 25 December.A new section on the restaurant chain’s website promotes the joint ‘Be different, be kind’ campaign. It gives people the chance to nominate friends, family or someone in their local community who has been selfless and earn them recognition for their good deeds. Wagamama will make a donation for each nomination during December. Early next year the ‘kindest’ person will be chosen and they will receive £5,000 as a reward.The campaign, which is being promoted in Wagamam’s 85 restaurants in the UK, also encourages people to donate to UK Youth online and get involved via an inspirational ‘kindness gallery’. Advertisementcenter_img  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Additionally, for every Facebook ‘like’ received on the Wagamama page by the end of 2012 the company will make a donation towards the goal of £20,000.Charlotte Hill, Chief Executive of UK Youth, said: “We’re really excited about working with Wagamama. They clearly share our passion for supporting young people and this is a really innovative way of raising our profile and generating funds for our work”.www.wagamama.com/giving Howard Lake | 7 December 2012 | Newslast_img read more

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British Airways raises £12m in five years for Comic Relief

first_imgBritish Airways raises £12m in five years for Comic Relief  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 British Airways’ has raised £12 million since 2010 for Comic Relief through its charity partnership, Flying Start.In the past five years, Flying Start has raised funds by in-flight collections from passengers and by fundraising activities by staff. The partnership has focused on raising funds to enable thousands of children to be vaccinated against malaria and to enable disadvantaged children get into school and learning.In its first year the partnership raised £1.3 million. A year later it sold a Tracy Emin-designed card for Comic Relief, and in 2013 it hosted a the world record breaking highest concert on board an aircraft for the charity.Keith Williams, British Airways’ executive chairman, said:“During my time at British Airways, I have been both inspired and overwhelmed by our colleagues and customers’ commitment and generosity. Whether it’s through donations or participating in a fundraising activity their collective efforts have been remarkable.” Howard Lake | 8 December 2015 | Newscenter_img Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

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Children with Cancer UK launches The Mr. Men Little Miss Virtual Run

first_img Melanie May | 23 February 2017 | News  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Tagged with: Charity Run fundraising events virtual event Children with Cancer UK is asking people to take part in a virtual run for Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March.In The Mr. Men Little Miss Virtual Run, participants can register for free and join either Mr Bump’s 25km, Little Miss Sunshine’s 50km, or Mr Strong’s 100km Virtual Run. They have the month of March to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK and complete the challenge, which can be run all at once or over the 31 days.People can choose the locations for their Mr. Men Little Miss Virtual Run and track their progress using MapMyFitness or Strava. Those that raise over £100 receive a Mr. Men Little Miss medal.Emily Roff, sports & community fundraising manager at the charity said:“The Mr. Men Little Miss Virtual Run is a great way to get supporters involved in fundraising who might be too busy or physically unable to commit to a marathon. All it involves is agreeing to walk or run a certain distance over a month, tracking your progress day by day, and asking your friends to support you.”  237 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Children with Cancer UK launches The Mr. Men Little Miss Virtual Run 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.last_img read more

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Crop Conditions Not Good in Eastern Corn Belt

first_img By Gary Truitt – May 31, 2017 Crop Conditions Not Good in Eastern Corn Belt Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Conditions Not Good in Eastern Corn Belt SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Replanting Making Slow ProgressNext articleFarm Machinery Markets Beginning to Stabilize Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Crop Conditions Not Good in Eastern Corn BeltThe USDA released its first estimate of crop conditions. As expected, Indiana conditions are not good. According to the weekly crop report, 43% of Indiana corn is rated as good to excellent with 52% fair to poor and 5% very poor.   Illinois corn was rated as 52% good to excellent and 45% fair to poor, and Ohio corn was rated as 49% good to excellent and 49% fair to poor. Nationally, the overall crop is rated as 72% good to excellent because of very good crops in western states, like Iowa, where 73% of the corn was rated as good to excellent.Bill Meacham, with DuPont Pioneer, says in Southern Indiana the corn that planted in early April is in good shape, “The corn that was planted around April 10th is developing well and most is in theV6 stage.  It was the corn that was planted around the 19th and 20th of April, just before the heavy rains, that is really struggling. There is a lot of replant going on.”According to figures released on Tuesday, 81% of Indiana corn has been planted with 60% emerged and 54% of Hoosier soybeans planted, both behind average. With much of the crop still not planted or needing to be replanted, Meacham says it is almost time to think about making changes in maturity dates, “If you can get planted this week, then we recommend you stick with your original plan.” He added that corn planted next week may need to be adjusted for later planting.While wheat condition was rated as 66 % in Indiana,  Meacham says the crop looks in Southern Indiana looks to be in good shape, “It looks good for all that it has been through.”Listen to the complete report under the agronomy tab.last_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders expresses support for journalist Daniel Mermet

first_img to go further News FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News Daniel Mermet, a journalist and on-air radio host with FranceInter radio station, appeared before the Paris Correctional Tribunal on 31May 2002 after a lawsuit was launched against him for broadcasting”anti-semitic” remarks. The lawsuit was brought against the journalist by theJewish Students’ Union of France (Union des étudiants juifs de France,UEJF), the League Against Racism and Anti-semitism (Ligue contre le racismeet l’antisémitisme, LICRA) and Lawyers Without Borders (Avocats sansfrontières), for broadcasting anti-Israeli remarks by several listeners onthe air.Reporters Without Borders is outraged that the journalist is being prosecuted simply for having broadcast listener messages. More generally, the organisation is concerned over the increasing tendency to launch improper legal action against theright to free expression in recent months in France.Robert Ménard, the organisation’s secretary-general, asked, “Is it stillpossible to express opinions that are critical of the current Israeligovernment without being accused of anti-semitism?” Ménard added, “It isunacceptable when the fight against anti-semitism is systematically andinappropriately evoked, and thus debased, to censor or penalise the callinginto question of Israel’s policies in the current context. We warn against areduction of freedom of expression in France.” June 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders expresses support for journalist Daniel Mermet “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on France June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violencecenter_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Washington. WhatsApp Previous articleAge of Learning Expands Leadership Team and Appoints SVP of Global Business Development & PartnershipsNext articleIndiana pulls away in 2nd half, beats Minnesota 82-72 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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