Chobe Holdings Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

Stock market crash: is the Barclays share price too cheap to miss?

first_img The 2020 stock market crash has left large numbers of FTSE 100 shares looking mightily undervalued. Our view here at The Motley Fool is that this collapse provides an excellent buying opportunity for investors to buy top-quality UK shares at bargain prices. Is the Barclays share price (LSE: BARC) one of these blue-chips that’s too good to miss?The FTSE 100 bank’s collapsed 40% in value since the beginning of the year. But it’s attracted some modest buyer interest from those hoping its share price will rocket higher as the economic recovery takes hold. There’s certainly good reason to be excited, and be nervous, about buying Barclays shares today.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…The Barclays share price is cheap!Fans of the Barclays share price will suggest that it looks too good to miss based on current forecasts.2020 will be a washout for the FTSE 100 bank and City analysts reckon annual earnings will tank by almost 90%. However, broker expectations for next year provide plenty to get excited about. Barclays’ earnings are expected to jump five-fold in 2021, leaving the bank trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of below 9 times.What’s more, broker hopes that Barclays’ dividend will more than double result in a chunky 3.8% yield for 2021.Sinking GDPIn the real world, though, is the Barclays share price really that attractive right now? Those formulas are pinned on expectations of a V-shaped UK economic recovery. Yet the chances of this happening seem to be receding.Leading forecaster EY Club predicted on Monday that British GDP will have contracted 20% in Q2. This is worse than the 15% it had estimated in June. And what’s more, the organisation reckons that the domestic economy won’t recover to pre-coronavirus levels until 2024.CIB is A-OKOn the plus side, though, it looks like volatility in financial markets will be here to stay for some time yet. And this should continue to benefit trading at Barclays’ Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB).Income here rocketed 44% year-on-year in the first quarter to record levels. There’s an ocean of social, macroeconomic and geopolitical-related tensions that should keep markets volatile and therefore profits at CIB rocketing. Covid-19, Brexit, US-Chinese trade wars, November’s Presidential election Stateside — these are just a handful of issues that will prey on investors’ minds for months, perhaps years, to come.Barclays = too much risk?However, the prospect of success at Barclays’ CIB is likely to remain overshadowed by the failings of its core retail operations. The FTSE 100 bank swallowed a monstrous £2.1bn worth of impairments for the first quarter. And brokers expect billions of pounds more of charges when half-year results come out on Wednesday (July 29).The Barclays share price is cheap, sure. But its ultra-low valuations reflects its sky-high risk profile. I for one don’t fancy buying the bank for my own ISA given the threat of ballooning bad loans and a collapse in revenues. And why would I? After all, there are plenty of better UK shares that also trade at dirt-cheap prices right now. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Royston Wild | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: BARC center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Stock market crash: is the Barclays share price too cheap to miss? See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Angola 3 book-signing honors political prisoners

first_imgRobert Hillary King speaks, Aug. 8.New York – For the many veterans of the human rights struggles, past and present, who were in the room, it was more than a book signing acknowledging the paperback publication of Robert Hillary King’s autobiography, “From the Bottom of the Heap.” It was a tribute to the Angola 3.King and Albert Woodfox are the two surviving members of the Angola 3, who, as members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense inside the notorious prison compound at Angola, La., fought to improve living conditions in this massive torture chamber starting in the early 1970s.The three spent from 29 to nearly 44 years in prison in solitary confinement, which meant, to put it bluntly, decades of being tortured.The third member, Herman Wallace, had been released in October 2013. This was an act of supreme cynicism by the prison authorities, as Wallace died of liver cancer only three days after leaving prison.Albert Woodfox was released on his birthday in February, after having spent more than 43 years in solitary ­confinement.Robert King won release in 2001, never forgetting his brothers that were left behind.This book signing event was held at the union headquarters of SEIU 1199 in midtown Manhattan during the evening of Aug. 8. The audience was made up mainly of supporters, who applauded the frequent acknowledgements of Woodfox and King during the ceremony for their heroic endurance.Speakers also did a shout out to slain Panther George Jackson and noted the significance of “Black August,” associated with the struggle for and repression of Black Liberation fighters who were ­prisoners.Attendees were treated to a cultural presentation from a former partner in the duo Serious Bizness, before guest speakers shared their observations about the current state of affairs regarding the ongoing fight to free our political prisoners, along with overall conditions inside the United States.Speakers, besides King and Woodfox, included Anne Lamb of the Jericho Movement; Russell Shoatz III, the son of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz; and Ramona Africa of the MOVE 9, among others.Common themes raised by the speakers included continued support for political prisoners, the need to honor their efforts and the never-ending need to fight for their release.The Angola 3 bring to mind a poem penned by Vietnam’s venerable liberation leader, Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh), whom French imperialism once imprisoned:“Without the cold and bleakness of winter, the warmth and splendor of spring could never be. Misfortune has steeled and tempered me, and further strengthened my resolve.”Ho Chi Minh would be proud of the example set by these three heroic men.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Appeals Court Rejects Dicamba Rehearing Request

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Appeals Court Rejects Dicamba Rehearing Request SHARE The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week declined a rehearing request on its June dicamba decision. The decision leaves Bayer, Corteva and BASF with one final legal option to overturn the ruling vacating registration of dicamba herbicides: appealing to the Supreme Court.On June 3, the court vacated the registration for Bayer’s XtendiMax, Corteva’s FeXapan and BASF’s Engenia, all dicamba-based herbicides. Last month, all three companies petitioned for a group of judges to rehear the case, known as a “rehearing in banc.”A statement from BASF to DTN says, “We are assessing additional legal options, including a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court.” However, the ruling doesn’t apply to future registrations of dicamba herbicides, and the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing whether or not to allow for its use in 2021.Earlier this month, a report from environmental groups stated, “EPA should not renew dicamba product registrations,” until further research shows dicamba formulations will not harm off-target plants. Facebook Twitter Appeals Court Rejects Dicamba Rehearing Request SHARE By NAFB News Service – Aug 18, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau to Host Price Risk Management WebinarNext articleBaird Addresses Farmers at Shop Talk Event NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

What we’re reading: Smollett charges dropped

first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Facebook What we’re reading: Trump leaves empty-handed in Hanoi + posts Brandon Ucker Linkedin Brandon Ucker Previous articleHoroscope: March 27, 2019Next articleNews Now 3/27/19 Brandon Ucker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brandon Ucker Twitter I am a senior communication studies major and journalism minor from Oak Park, California. Sitting on the beach with my friends and a box of sushi is my favorite pastime. I work for the TCU football program with hopes of working for an NFL organization one day. Brandon Ucker LinkedIn workshop aims to make students more noticeable in hiring process Facebook printWe’re back and we’re reading everything from “Fox News” to “Newsweek.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got big changes to the NFL rulebook, breaking information on the Jussie Smollett case, and a state of emergency in New York caused by measles.NFL approves reviews of pass interference callsOwners of all NFL teams took a vote Tuesday to allow pass interference penalties to be reviewed.According to Bleacher Report, coaches will be able to challenge calls or non-calls throughout the game and the replay booth will automatically look at any close calls within the two-minute warning.This rule change will prevent game-altering mistakes like the missed call on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman during the NFC Championship game.Speed limiters to be put in European cars by 2022According to CNN, all new cars purchased in Europe will have a system installed to limit the driver’s top speed by 2022.European commissioner said that on average 25,000 motorists die on European roads each year with most deaths caused by human error.Plans are already in place to use GPS and tracking cameras on cars to recognize and adhere to road signs, but since they are not uniform across Europe, it makes the job difficult.The proposal must still be formally approved by European Parliament before the rules are officially put into action.Top prosecutor drops charges against Jussie SmollettState attorney of Cook County in Chicago Kimberly Foxx has dropped all charges against Jussie SmollettAccording to NBC, Foxx’s spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, “The charges were dropped in return for Mr. Smollett’s agreement to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond to the City of Chicago.”Smollett, the actor most famous for his role on the show Empire, was charged with 16 felony counts of filing a false police report in January after telling police he was attacked by men yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him, punching him, tying a noose around his neck and pouring bleach on him.The Chicago Fraternity of Police has expressed its outrage and asked the Department of Justice to investigate Foxx and the decision to drop the charges.Investigation of colleges involved in admission scandal set to beginThe U.S. Education Department is set to investigate the eight universities involved in a college admission bribery scheme.The scheme was busted earlier in March and has resulted in over 50 individuals, ranging from parents to college athletic coaches, being charged.The schemes involved Wake Forest, Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, The University of California, Los Angeles, The University of San Diego, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford.According to FOX News, the initial report is to decide whether the schools had broken rules pretaining to Title IV guidelines or if they had used federal student aid.The Department of Education urges the universities to fully cooperate with the investigations or risk their access to federally funded student aid in the future.MMeasles outbreak prompts state of emergency in New York CountyA state of emergency was declared in Rockland County, New York after 153 confirmed cases of measles swept the county. The state of emergency prohibits unvaccinated children under the age of 18 to go into public areas for 30 days, according to CBS.Measles was suspected to have been brought over from an international visitor last year who was infected.Most of the cases involved unvaccinated children, and County Executive Ed Day even went as far as to say parents “will be held accountable” for not vaccinating their children and handing out Class B misdemeanors if they are found.Texas county judge criticized for speaking Spanish in courtroomA Greater Houston area county commissioner is under fire Wednesday for making controversial comments towards a Hispanic judge in Harris County. According to Newsweek, County Commissioner Mark Tice of Chambers County made comments about a Facebook Live stream of Judge Linda Hidalgo answering questions in a courtroom in Spanish. Tice posted them to CBS’s Houston station’s website saying, “She is a joke. English,” because “this is not Mexico.” Tice responded saying the comments were not intended to come off racially charged, but “if you come to this country, learn the language or get an interpreter.”Hidalgo’s Head of Communications Kiran Khalid issued a statement addressing that a third of the territory Hidalgo covers speaks Spanish, and she “will continue to communicate as broadly as possible especially when public safety is at stake.”That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Twitter ReddIt TCU attempts to combat unconscious bias through anonymous grading feature Brandon Ucker World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Study Abroad Fair aims to make students ‘fall in love with study abroad’ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Call for murder investigation into young cameraman’s death

first_img Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Reporters Without Borders today called on the Russian authorities to open a murder investigation in the case of Pavel Makeev, a young cameraman with the TV station Puls in Azov (near Rostov-on-Don), who was found dead in suspicious circumstances at a roadside outside Azov on 21 May after finishing a report about illegal dragster racing.”It is unacceptable that the police have assumed that Makeev was killed in an ordinary road accident although he had been covering an activity known for its links to organized crime and several factors suggest he was murdered,” the press freedom organization said.”We call on the interior minister to order an immediate murder investigation, one that is fair and transparent and considers the possibility that he was killed because of his work as a journalist, so that those responsible can be quickly brought to justice,” the organization added.Makeev’s body was found at 1 a.m. on 21 May at the side of the road from Azov to Batayisk, near the village of Lush. Police investigators said it was located about 15 metres from a pool of blood. His body appears to have been dragged along the road but it is not known whether he was still alive at the time. No tyre marks from a car braking sharply were found on the road surface. His Sony video camera and videotapes and his mobile phone were missing.The local police said they found the body after responding to an anonymous call requesting that an ambulance be sent to the scene.The police are treating it as a hit-and-run and, on the basis of windscreen fragments found at the scene, are looking for a white Vaz car. Fingerprints were found on the windscreen fragments. No road accident was reported in the area that night.Puls editor in chief Helena Kravtsova issued a statement expressing surprise that Makeev’s family was not contacted by the police until 10 a.m. on 21 May, although he was carrying a Puls press ID on him.”He went on his own initiative to cover a night-time car race because he knew the station would refuse to send him officially, because of the enormous risks involved,” the statement said. “It is too dangerous for a journalist to cover this kind of illegal race, which is organized by the mafia and local bigwigs with the police looking the other way. Pavel was clearly murdered because those organizing the betting do not like their shady activities being exposed.”Puls appealed for witnesses to come forward and said it would conduct its own investigation. Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for murder investigation into young cameraman’s death News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en News May 28, 2021 Find out more The circumstances in which Pavel Makeev, a cameraman with the TV station Puls, was found dead near the village of Lush (in the Rostov-on-Don region) on 21 May cast serious doubt on the claims of the police that he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver. to go further May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Elderly man missing from Longview found safe

first_img Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: The man went missing from Longview at 1 Bella Vista Drive, Ithaca, sometime overnight or early Friday morning, according to an alert from the county’s Swift911 system. The man is white, 88, and was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black pajama pants, and black sneakers.If anyone has seen this man, they are urged to call the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office at 607-272-2444. Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor center_img Tagged: tompkins county sheriff’s office (Update 11 a.m.) — The man who was missing was found safe, according to an update from the county’s Swift911 system.ITHACA, N.Y. — Local authorities were seeking the public’s help to find a missing 88-year-old man who has a history of dementia. last_img read more

486 new cases of Covid-19 and 6 related deaths confirmed in NI

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – December 15, 2020 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous article4 arrested in connection with L’Kenny burglary following garda chaseNext articleNew Covid-19 variant discovered in Britain not detected in Ireland News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are 486 new cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, and another six deaths.Nearly 3,000 people were tested in a one-day period, with a 16 per cent positivity rate.Three of the deaths reported today took place in the past 24 hours, while the other three did not.444 people are in hospital with the virus in the North, with 33 in intensive care. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 486 new cases of Covid-19 and 6 related deaths confirmed in NI Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

Ten Donegal schools to share over €500,000 in funding

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Ten Donegal schools to share over €500,000 in funding Ten primary schools are set to benefit from an allocation of over €500,000 as part of the Summer Works Scheme. A total of €31m is to be shared among 275 school projects nationwide under the scheme.The money will go towards the likes of roof works and toilets facilities.In a statement, Minister Charlie McConalogue said the funding gives schools a good lead in period to plan and deliver on the projects for summer 2021.“10 primary schools across Donegal will benefit from €506,421 for projects such as roof works and toilet facilities.These are vital projects that will improve the school facilities.“School communities have done an exceptional job in adapting to the changes required to operate safely in a Covid-19 environment. A key priority is to continue to support and sustain the operation of schools in this context.“Projects approved under the Summer Works Scheme are in addition to the €160m minor works funding provided by Fianna Fáil in the Department of Education already. This shows the commitment of my Party to delivering real and meaningful improvements across the education and schooling system.“I would like to thank the school communities across Donegal for all the hard work and dedication this year and in particular to the Principles who applied for the Summer Works funding. This work does not go unnoticed” concluded Minister McConalgue. Previous articlePolice car damaged during weekend attack in Sion MillsNext articleStatus yellow fog warning remains in place News Highland Twitter Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – December 7, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Middle managers have nothing to fear if H&S is right

first_imgMiddle managers have nothing to fear if H&S is rightOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Where should blame lie when staff are injured or even killed while atwork?  Managers must be fully aware ofthe latest health and safety legislationAccidents on the rail network, in the workplace and on school trips havefeatured heavily in the press recently. If an employee, a member of the public, or indeed a school- child is killedor badly injured in an accident, should someone be identified for blame? Askthe question of a work colleague, a neighbour or indeed anyone you care tochoose and the answer will inevitably be ‘yes’. Similarly, if you follow this up with the supplementary poser: shouldsociety not only apportion blame but exact a level of retribution for workplaceerrors, the answer will be repeated. But is it really that simple? People responding to the above questions willalmost always see the issue as either very black or very white. They will notconsider the nuances of negligence in each individual case. One needs to look at each case on an individual basis and ask the question:”If someone is badly injured, maimed or indeed killed in the workplace,did their manager or a member of staff in authority really consider an accidentmight happen?” And perhaps more crucially: “If they were not aware,were they negligent, taking into account their professional knowledge andskills?” The answer to this will be different in each individual case. Sometimesinaction – or indeed action – can be seen to be callously made with the fullknowledge of the likely consequences. In other cases the omission may not have been realised but plainly shouldhave been. In both instances blame needs to be apportioned and the full retribution ofthe law to be rigorously applied. However, when something goes wrong and it is transparent that the accidentwas unforeseen and unexpected, the question is: “Should the same thinkingbe applied to this as to wilful conscious negligence?” In other words,should we always react in the same way – dishing out dollops of blame andretribution in standard measures? At critical moments we can often be quick to condemn carte blanche and thismay explain why middle managers within medium to large organisations often findthe health and safety arena hard to take on board. Many are conscious of asweeping H&S sword of Damocles hanging over their heads waiting to strike. While this may or may not be true, it is the dominant perception – ifsomething goes wrong, despite a middle manager’s best efforts, they will stillget hauled over the proverbial hot coals. The result is that many middle managersdo little in terms of health and safety in the hope that the whole thing willsimply go away. So what messages should HR be giving them in order to change this workplaceculture? We need to make it clear to managers that they will be held accountable ifthey make conscious decisions to take shortcuts or if it can be shown that theyfailed to do something that someone in their position should have done becauseof their background or professional knowledge. However, we should also give the good news that if something unforeseenhappens despite best attempts to meet health and safety legislation, thequestion that will be asked will be: “What more could they have done thatwas reasonable?” If the answer is “nothing” then blame and/orsanctions should not end up a factor. Middle managers within organisations should have no need to be concernedabout their personal liability with regards to the health and safety arena aslong as they give health and safety their full and undivided attention. David Hodgkinson is a local authority health and safety adviser andmember of the CIPD Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more