Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileGreystone Partners Greystone Partners is an investment holding company with interests in private equity investments with a portfolio mostly made up of privately-owned businesses operating in different market sectors. Greystone Partners raised E85 million through various local pension funds and institutions with a mandate to invest in mostly privately-held companies in the Common Monetary Area. It appointed African Alliance Swaziland Limited, a subsidiary of the African Alliance Group of Companies, to manage its investment portfolio. The latter has extensive experience in fund raising, structuring, executing and managing private equity transactions. Greystone Partners is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange
Express Limited (XPRS.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Express Limited (XPRS.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited (XPRS.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (XPRS.ke) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Why I’d buy these UK shares for June and beyond Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. I’m bullish and optimistic about the UK’s economic prospects for the years ahead. And I also feel that way about the world economy. And that’s despite the pandemic, Brexit, ultra-low interest rates, the financial crisis in the noughties and its aftermath, and everything else.I’d buy UK shares like theseBecause of that view, I’m keen on UK shares such as Braemar Shipping Services (LSE: BMS). The company is restructuring and refocusing its business, reducing debt and preparing for growth ahead.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, with the market capitalisation near £77m, this is a tiny company. And shareholders will be exposed to all the normal risks associated with smaller enterprises. On top of that, Braemar operates in a cyclical sector and the stock is exposed to the effects of the ups and downs in the wider economy.But today’s full-year results report contains a number of positives. Chief executive James Gundy said the business exceeded the directors’ expectations for financial performance in the period. And the firm made progress in re-focusing operations towards its “growth-oriented” shipbroking strategy.Part of the effort involves simplification of the business model. And I reckon that’s almost always a good thing. The company has also made progress reducing its borrowings to “manageable levels” and improved its management structure. Gundy thinks Braemar is now well-placed to benefit from the global recovery that’s underway.A positive multi-year outlookIf the general economic recovery from the pandemic continues, shipping markets will likely improve. And the company is seeing “strong” trading now at the beginning of its new trading year. The directors underlined their confidence in the outlook by reinstating shareholder dividends and declaring a payment of 5p per share. Gundy nailed his colours to the mast and said: “The outlook for Braemar for the next few years is positive.”And City analysts expect a mid-single-digit percentage increase in earnings for the current trading year to March 2022. Meanwhile, with the share price near 248p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is around 11.Braemar scores well against quality indicators. The return on capital is running near 15% and the operating margin close to 10%. I also think I’m seeing decent value given the improving nature of the business and the tailwind from the world economy. For me, the stock is a decent ‘buy’ for a multi-year cyclical recovery and growth trade. I’d aim to buy some of the shares and hold for around a decade.Risks and opportunitiesHowever I could, of course, be wrong in my judgement. The biggest risk, as I see it, is that economies turn down again and I could end up with a losing investment.But Braemar isn’t the only UK share I’m keen on right now. For example, FTSE 250 branded food producer Premier Foods is also in the middle of a refocusing and restructuring programme. The firm is reducing its borrowings and rebuilding itself for sustainable growth ahead. I think it operates in an attractive, defensive sector and has every chance of growing its business in the years ahead.But if earnings growth fails to materialise, the shares could fall in value from the current level near 105p. Nevertheless, I’d embrace the risks and add the stock to my long-term diversified portfolio. Grab your free report – while it’s online. I also like this one: 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. 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Area: 60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882253/r9-mountaineers-refuge-gonzalo-iturriaga-atala Clipboard ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•San Esteban, Chile RF.C9 – Mountaineer’s Refuge / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882253/r9-mountaineers-refuge-gonzalo-iturriaga-atala Clipboard 2016 Projects Architects: Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Arauco, CHC, GlasstechCity:San EstebanCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The commission consisted of a roof, a kitchen, a bathroom and one room. The necessary to start at dawn the route traced the day before.Save this picture!IsometricThe proposal consists in constructing through planes and angles a cover that in its folds allows the entrance and in its cuts the exterior views. Composed of a central corp of services, the form is established from folds that correlatively determine it interior and exterior.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliAt one end the main room and a secondary room for mountain implements. At the other end, a common enclosure where the mountain leads the view towards the outside.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Section CThe shel composed of pine wood, metal elements and crystals are transformed to fulfill two functions, structural and volumetric.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliUsing a ventilated facade on all sides and a system of piles, the shelter functions as a hermetic element suspended on the ground that from specific openings uses the rising current of the mountain to ventilate its interior.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!South ElevationIt is the point of arrival and departure to each course defined by the mountaineer, a monitoring and rest station that gives in a privileged place the opportunity to contemplate and visit. Here is the refuge.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Ultra-Thin Concrete Structure Was Constructed Using a Novel Steel-Net Formwork …Architecture NewsThe World’s Most Expensive BuildingsArticles Share RF.C9 – Mountaineer’s Refuge / Gonzalo Iturriaga AtalaSave this projectSaveRF.C9 – Mountaineer’s Refuge / Gonzalo Iturriaga AtalaSave this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeGonzalo Iturriaga AtalaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan EstebanChilePublished on October 25, 2017Cite: “RF.C9 – Mountaineer’s Refuge / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala” [RF.C9 – Refugio para un montañista / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala] 25 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
TDA research says legacy marketing “could be three times more powerful” Research by direct marketing agency TDA suggests that charities need to rethink their legacy marketing strategies: new approaches “could appeal to three times as many over-50s as ‘standard’ legacy promotion”.The research commissioned by TDA has found that, despite the good work of the Remember a Charity campaign, many over 50s are still not hearing the legacy message. Fifty five per cent of people aged 50 or over who describe themselves as ‘frequently giving money to charity’ have never seriously considered leaving money to charity in their will. Furthermore the research indicates that there is a strong feeling across all socio-economic groups that ‘leaving money to charities isn’t for people like me’ (47%), with this sentiment escalating sharply in bands C to E.This quantitative research involved a survey of 1,000 adults aged 50 or over, carried out by NEMS Market Research for TDA during May 2007. It was followed up by qualitative research in which TDA explored these findings through a series of focus groups with homeowners aged over 60 who regularly give to charity. Advertisement 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. Discussing legacies with these groups showed that most dismissed standard legacy promotion as “irrelevant and uninteresting”. Communications involving celebrities made little difference: focus group members dismissed these with comments such as “I would have expected him to do it”.David Burrows, Head of Fundraising at TDA, said: “Our research clearly shows that fundraisers should regard the typical legacy prospect as Victor Meldrew rather than Mother Theresa.“Just because people are affluent, elderly and supportive of charities, they are not necessarily minded to leave a legacy. They live in the real world and whilst they enjoy helping good causes, they have learned to be cynical. Most of them have children and grandchildren, so this is their first priority when making a will.”TDA, whose charity clients include Cats Protection, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Save the Children, offered the focus groups alternative legacy propositions. One of these, based on insights from research, was rated very appealing by three times as many over 50s than the ‘standard’ proposition. Burrows will reveal details of this approach and the research at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention next week.He said: “At the moment, too much legacy marketing entails charities shouting about what they want rather than recognising what their donors need. Like any good marketing activity, legacy promotion should start with the mindset of the target audience and address their concerns. If charities take measures to achieve this, we may see the uplift in legacy giving that the sector needs.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Research / statistics Howard Lake | 2 July 2007 | News
Subscribe Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 30, 2018 2,097 Views Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The State of the Housing Industry Previous: Affordable Housing Crisis Receiving New Attention Next: The Southwest Offers Opportunities for Single-Family Rental Investors Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The State of the Housing Industry Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFPB Existing Home Sales FHA GSE GSE Reform Home Prices Home Sales House Prices HOUSING Housing Reform HUD Immigration Reform industry market Prices state of housing State of the Union State of the Union Address 2018-01-30 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Existing Home Sales FHA GSE GSE Reform Home Prices Home Sales House Prices HOUSING Housing Reform HUD Immigration Reform industry market Prices state of housing State of the Union State of the Union Address Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily As President Trump will present his State of the Union address to the Senate this evening, what is the State of the Housing Industry? With home prices that show no signs of decreasing, changes in leadership at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), continued reforms in the GSE sector, and new initiatives at the Bureau of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 2017 was an eventful year. Here’s an overview of the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry during the past year.Industry Reform in the Cards?Despite regulation expanding with the new HDMA guidelines that took effect in January 2018, the trend seems to be veering away from “regulation through enforcement,” making lenders more hopeful of a positive dialogue with CFPB, according to a report by analytics firm STRATMOR. The industry is closely following the latest changes in leadership at the CFPB and the nominations for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to gauge the administration’s stance on easing regulations.Meanwhile, the GSEs have shown growth, with first-time homebuyer share of GSE purchase loans recording the highest level in recent history at 48.1 percent in April and 46.4 percent in October 2017, according to a report by the Urban Institute. The FHA has continued its focus on first-time homebuyers, with its first-time homebuyer share at 81.9 percent in October 2017.Robust Growth of the Housing Market:The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices showed year-over-year increases of 5 percent or more for 16 straight months. This trend was also reflected on many other indices, including the First American Real House Price Index analyzing the November 2017 data, which showed that homes were 5 percent more expensive compared to the same period a year before.Existing home sales increased 1.1 percent to 5.51 million sales, surpassing the 5.45 million recorded in 2016. This market the highest existing home sales since 2006, according to a report published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).Impact of Changes in Immigration Law on Housing:Changes in the immigration law, a key area of interest for all those who will be watching the State of the Union address on Tuesday, is likely to also affect the housing industry. According to a study by WalletHub on the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia, New York would be most impacted by the administration’s proposed changes, followed by California and New Jersey—all of which have a sizeable immigrant population. The overall economic impact is likely to affect housing too.
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 26, 2018 1,981 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: For 2018 Forecast, Freddie Mac Looks to the Past Next: Industry Veteran Rick Sharga Returns to Carrington Related Articles An increasing number of homebuyers are making offers for homes without first seeing them in person, according to an analysis by online brokers Redfin.The study, which surveyed 1503 respondents who purchased a home in the last one year in November and December 2017, found that 35 percent of people who bought a house last year made an offer without seeing it in person, showing an increase from 33 percent in May 2017 and 19 percent in June 2016.It found that millennials were even more likely to make an offer on a home sight-unseen with 45 percent of millennials surveyed saying that they had made an offer on the home before seeing it, reflecting their comfort on relying on online information about homes for sales and neighborhoods.In fact, the study found that many buyers who can’t get to tour a home right away because they are busy or relocating rely on online tools such as virtual tours, online maps, housing apps, statistics, and online reviews to understand the subtler aspects of the neighborhood where they plan to live.Regionally, homebuyers in Los Angeles were most likely to bid on a home before seeing it, the survey indicated, with more than half (57 percent) of the respondents in this area saying that they had successfully made an offer on a home they had not seen in person.Los Angeles’ neighbors, San Diego and San Francisco with 46 percent and 44 percent respectively were other hot Californian markets where homebuyers put a bid before actually seeing the home. The study found that the prevalence of foreign investors in Los Angeles might have played a role in the popularity of sight-unseen offers.Apart from the competitive California markets, this trend was also prevalent in Chicago, Austin, Denver, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Portland, and Sacramento. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Bidding Sight-Unseen? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Bidding Sight-Unseen? Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Buyers Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Millennials Neighborhoods Purchase sight-unseen 2018-02-26 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Buyers Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Millennials Neighborhoods Purchase sight-unseen Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
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iStock/Thinkstock(UPPER DARBY, Pa.) — Over 1,600 rounds of ammunition and a semiautomatic firearm were found after a student was arrested for threatening to shoot up a Pennsylvania school, officials said Monday.An Tso Sun, an exchange student from Taiwan, was arrested last week and charged with terrorist threats with the intent to terrorize another, according to Upper Darby Police.Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Sun bought the parts for the firearm online and “put it together” himself.“It was a weapon capable of firing,” Chitwood said.Among the recovered ammunition were 225 rounds of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition; 663 rounds of 9mm ammunition; 295 rounds of AR-15 ammunition; and 425 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, according to Chitwood.On the day of his arrest, Sun’s host mother, who has not yet been identified, allegedly packed up the ammunition and the weapon, and gave them to another person, Chitwood said.“She went back to the house and loads all the ammo and the gun into a black bag. She then takes that to another person at another location,” Chitwood said, “She didn’t give it to the police.”Investigators recovered the objects last Thursday after receiving a tip. Chitwood did not say where they found them.The host mother has not been charged.Last week, Sun was arrested after he told a fellow student at Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School to “not come to school on May 1” because he “was going to shoot up the school,” according to Chitwood. That student told school officials, and police were notified.Sun allegedly told the student he was “kidding.”Prior to uncovering the ammunition and firearm, officials found a number of items in Sun’s bedroom including: a military-style ballistic vest; a high-powered crossbow with scope and light; arrows; 29 rounds of 9mm ammunition; a strangling device; a “military” ski mask; and ear protectors for firing.“When you add it all together, it’s a major concern,” Chitwood said.Sun is currently in custody and police are still investigating the incident.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.