Sameer Africa Limited (FIRE.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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How FTSE 100 shares will help me play the recovery in the stock market when it comes

first_imgHow FTSE 100 shares will help me play the recovery in the stock market when it comes My colleague Michael Baxter made a compelling argument last week, concluding that “the 2020 coronavirus economic shock is likely to be sharp, but short.”I think he’s right. My guess is that the pandemic will peter out and economic activity will rebuild across the world.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…How the FTSE 100 bull could follow the bearIf the stock market takes that view, we are likely to see a change in trend for many shares as they begin to stair-step back up again. And they’ll probably start that up-move when the coronavirus news flow still seems bad – perhaps even when it’s at its worst. Why? Because the stock market is forward-looking and driven by the minds and thoughts of all the individual investors participating in it.Meanwhile, the falls in this bear market are playing out just as they ‘should’. For example, stocks backed by defensive underlying businesses have generally fallen the least. I’m thinking of FTSE 100 names such as AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, National Grid and Unilever.But shares backed by cyclical enterprises have fallen much further because they tend to suffer the most during a general macro-economic slowdown. I’m thinking of FTSE 100 names such as Lloyds Banking Group, BP, Carnival and Burberry.And my recovery watchlist is packed with both types of company. Defensives, because they’ve shown a degree of resilience under the current tough market conditions. My hope is they’ll continue to perform strongly when the next bull market arrives.What’s on my watch listBut I’m also adding cyclicals to my list. It’s true that those stocks are down for good reasons. It seems likely their profits will collapse during the economic disruption caused by the pandemic. However, cyclicals can be good vehicles for riding an economic recovery when their operations begin to recover. And if you remove coronavirus from the equation, we will probably see swift recovery in many areas of the economy.I’m confident that coronavirus will fade over time and that economic activity will rebuild. I don’t know how long it will take, but with patience, I reckon many cyclical stocks could prove to be decent investments in the years ahead.After the bear market between 2007 and 2009, we saw some mighty share price advances over several years. These came in FTSE 100 sectors such as banking, retail, housebuilding, distribution and others. And it could happen again.Big could be beautifulMy plan involves first targeting well-known names with large market capitalisations. I want the liquidity that comes with the FTSE 100’s large-cap cyclicals so that trading in and out of the shares is unproblematic.And one of the key considerations is the strength of the balance sheets backing each business. If a company has low and manageable debts, it will be in a much stronger position to survive a prolonged period of reduced, or zero, profits.Finally, I reckon that share prices have likely disconnected from the underlying value supported by the fundamentals of their businesses. It can happen in fast bear markets on the downside just as it can happen in raging bull markets on the upside. So I want to make sure a cyclical share has stopped plunging and started its ascent on the other side before buying. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca, Burberry, Carnival, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Simply 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. 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Government seeks views on distribution of National Lottery money

first_img 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. Government seeks views on distribution of National Lottery money Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Law / policy The government has launched a public consultation into how National Lottery money is distributed across England and the UK.The 12-week consultation is to help guide the policy direction for the Big Lottery Fund. It seeks opinions on the Fund’s distribution of National Lottery money across England and programmes covering the whole of the UK.According to the consultation document, existing policy directions for the Fund’s distribution of money in England and for UK-wide programmes have not been revised since 2012 and need to be updated.Since 2012 there has been a change of Government and the Fund has also published a new Strategic Framework, and there is a need for both sets of new priorities to be reflected in the policy directions with the intention that these should remain relevant and helpful at least for the remainder of this Parliament.Once the responses to the consultation have been considered, the government will consult the Fund on how best to amend the directions, before issuing a final version in autumn 2016.The consultation closes on 12 August 2016.Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson said:“The Big Lottery Fund is a vital national institution that contributes to the fabric and well being of communities up and down the UK. The consultation will respect and reflect the Fund’s own commitments and priorities, in combination with the government’s commitments and priorities, to help create a more compassionate society.”The Big Lottery Fund is the single largest funder of UK civil society and receives 40% of the £1.8 billion ‘good causes’ money generated through the National Lottery each year. This amounts to around £700 million annually.You can find more information on the consultation and how to respond from the Big Lottery Fund.  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisement  55 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 3 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

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A Fine Wine Repository

first_img Subscribe Can’t hold your alcohol? Literally, that is.Wine collectors who don’t have enough space, or have too valuable vintages to keep in their homes, would be wise to visit Storbox Self-Storage and Wine Grotto.Opened in 2001, owner Brett Barnard says “we have over 200,000 square feet under roof at this location, on 3.5 acres. The majority of that is dedicated to self-storage, that’s 185,000 that’s dedicated to self-storage and about 15,000 that’s dedicated to wine storage.”The company started out with just 10,000 square feet of wine storage in 2001, “then in 2006 we expanded with a new five-story building. Four-story plus a basement in 2006, and that has both traditional storage and wine storage in it,” Barnard explains.Barnard tells us, that for the standard storage, “Pretty much anything (is allowed) as long as they’re not illegal content. And in the building, we don’t allow flammables.”Unlike other self-storage places, Barnard explains that theirs offer something different.“The wine grotto is a fairly unique product where the self-storage is more of a traditional. Our self-storage has alarms on every door, we have 32 cameras throughout the site, so it’s high-end, the nicest that you’re going to find in the San Gabriel Valley,” says Barnard.Why the need for extra security? Barnard tells us that “for the wine storage, the product that people are going to store tends to be of value to them, valuable. And how you maintain it is very critical. There’s a lot more that goes in to the designing and maintaining of that environment.”Though similar wine storages can be found in Glendale and other cities, the Wine Grotto is tho only one of its kind in Pasadena.“We’re very high in customer service. I pay my staff very well. Our sales associates make more than public storage managers do but I expect more of them, and so as far as following procedures, making sure that our customers have a secured environment, if there’s issues we’d identify them right away,” Barnard says of the company’s philosophy.Wine storage is a much more complicated affair than standard self-storage. Barnard says, “If you can execute well on the wine storage, you can easily do the self-storage.” However, “If you can do self-storage, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be successful with wine storage.”Unlike other self-storages facilities, where there’s one “one person that’s there five days a week or seven days a week,” says Barnard, “we have a daily log when employees go through and they have to walk the aisles and make sure everything seems to be buttoned up and shipshape, looking at temperature, looking at humidity.”Wine aficionados need not worry about their rare vintages as well, since Barnard is also a wine-person. He says, “I’m pragmatic but I’m also somebody who appreciates the art” of wine tasting.Will space become an issue? According to Barnard, it’s not.“If I dedicate some space and it takes 20 years to fill it, that’s fine because I can always build more, and that’s what I did. You know, I started running out of space, I built the second place; when I ran out of space, I built the third place,” he says.Barnard knows storage, and he is an expert at wine storage. Storbox Self-Storage and Wine Grotto is a testament to his knowledge. People who need a place to store expensive wines, need someone who knows how to store and appreciate it. Barnard is their guy.Storbox Self-Storage and Wine Grotto is located at 2233 E Foothill Blvd., and if you want to know more about the company, visit http://www.thewinegrotto.com or call (626) 247-8380 for more information. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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UVU Men’s Basketball Selected 3rd by Media, 4th by Coaches in WAC Poll

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Wednesday, the Utah Valley University men’s basketball team was selected third by the media and fourth by the coaches in the WAC preseason poll.This information was released at the annual WAC Basketball Preview and Media Day at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center.The media and coaches each selected Wolverines senior guard Conner Toolson to the preseason All-WAC first team.Toolson, a native of Highland, Utah and transfer from SLCC, averaged 12.1 points and 3.7 rebounds last season for the Wolverines.He also led the WAC with 53 steals and was third in 3-point field goals at 75, and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage at 40.3 percent from range.Toolson earned second team All-WAC honors last season.Also, Jake Toolson was named to the preseason second-team All-WAC squad. The junior guard out of Gilbert, Ariz. averaged 11.2 points and 4.7 rebounds last season and was the conference’s third-best free throw shooter, connecting at an 84.6 percent clip at the stripe.He was seventh in the league in shooting, connecting on 50.4 percent of his shots from the field.New Mexico State was named as the favorite to win the WAC by both media and coaches.The Wolverines will host Midnight Madness Friday at 11:30 pm at the Lockhart Arena and host NCAA Division II Dixie State in an exhibition October 30. October 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Selected 3rd by Media, 4th by Coaches in WAC Poll Brad James Tags: Conner Toolson/Dixie State/exhibition/Jake Toolson/Midnight Madness/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC Sports Written bylast_img read more

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Bollinger Delivers Ninth FRC to U.S. Coast Guard

first_img View post tag: U.S. View post tag: coast View post tag: Guard View post tag: Navy View post tag: Bollinger Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger announced the successful delivery of the USCGC KATHLEEN MOORE to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL, stating, “We are very pleased with the latest delivery of this high quality Fast Response Cutter built by the Bollinger team. Once again, this is another successful FRC delivery that is on schedule and on budget. We are all looking forward to the vessel’s commissioning, as well as honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of Lighthouse Keeper Kathleen Moore.”The 154 foot patrol craft KATHLEEN MOORE is the ninth vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials.The Coast Guard took delivery on March 28, 2014 in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Key West, Florida during May, 2014.Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero, Lighthouse Keeper Kathleen Moore. Kathleen Moore first stood the watch at the age of 12, when her father began tending the light in 1817 after a shipboard injury prevented him from going to sea. She took on the duties herself as her father’s health worsened, although she was not officially appointed as head keeper until 1871. She served that station for an astounding 72 years where she continually braved the harsh storms of Long Island Sound to save those in peril. Kate Moore served as keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Light on Fayerweather Island, Connecticut. She was officially credited with saving 21 lives. Her light made the difference between a successful journey and catastrophe for more than two hundred vessels sailing the sound nightly.[mappress]Press Release, May 1, 2014; Image: Bollinger Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: delivers Share this article Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the KATHLEEN MOORE, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. Bollinger Delivers Ninth FRC to U.S. Coast Guard View post tag: Ninth View post tag: News by topic May 1, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today Bollinger Delivers Ninth FRC to U.S. Coast Guard View post tag: FRClast_img read more

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Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_imgIn Secaucus, Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, but identified as a boy, was no issue to his peers. But three weeks after joining the Scouts, Joe was asked to leave by Pack leaders, according to media reports. Joe’s mother, Kristie, was quoted as saying that leaders said other parents complained. But last week, local officials and others said they had no problem with Joe’s identification as a boy. A state group, Garden State Equality, launched a petition last month that collected more than 2,300 signatures as of last week. And Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli told the Reporter last week, “He’s involved in an all-Secaucus boy [Scout] program. If that’s what he is, he’s a boy—he’s a boy, and that’s how we look at it. We don’t look at it in any other way whatsoever.” Click here for more. In Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop announced a partial ticket of City Council running mates last week, officially kicking off what many predict could be the most wide-open municipal election since the early 1990s. The race for mayor and all nine council seats takes place in November. Fulop, William Matsikoudis, and Charles Mainor have announced their intention to run for mayor, and Fulop’s is the first official slate to be announced. However, his announcement raises as many questions as it answers. Click here for more.In Hoboken, At the corner of 13th and Washington streets, the city’s former YMCA, once humming with tenants of the building and with city residents working exercising, waits silently as members of its board decide the next steps to refurbish a landmark that has fallen into disrepair. Until 2010, residents worked out at the facility, kids met up there to go to summer camp, and low-income tenants lived in the rooms. Tenants still live there, but the other services closed suddenly seven years ago when the board ran out of money. Click here for more. ×last_img read more

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Veterans Day Program Set for Wednesday Morning

first_imgThe placing of a memorial wreath is an annual tradition during Ocean City’s Veterans Day Program. This year’s event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day Program will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 11) in Veterans Memorial Park on the 500 block of Wesley Avenue.The Wednesday forecast calls for morning clouds turning to sun with a high of 62 degrees.The program includes:Welcome by Ocean City Business Administrator Jim MallonInvocation by Pastor Steve Donat of St. Peter’s Methodist ChurchPresentation of the Colors by L/CPL George L. Dramis, Marine Corps League Detachment 676The Star Spangled Banner will be sung by Julia Mary WilsonThe Pledge of Allegiance led by American Legion Commander Bob Marzulli followed by the Armed Forces Medley Colors Retired.Mayor Jay A. Gillian will offer remarks and Ocean City Primary School students will present a “Thank You To Veterans.”VFW Commander, Mike Morrissey will introduce guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran, Joe Griffies.There will be a Placing of the Wreath by Clark Manley and Jim RivielloBenediction by Reverend Mark P. Bruesehoff, St. John’s Lutheran ChurchClosing by VFW Commander Mike MorrisseyThe Memorial Wreath is provided by Mark Videtto, Spinning Wheel Florists.last_img read more

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Students reach out to city

first_imgUnder the leadership of president Brett Rocheleau, vice president Katie Rose and chief of staff Katie Baker, this year’s student government has worked vigorously to accomplish five specific goals for the University by collaborating with on- and off-campus organizations.   Baker outlined these goals on behalf of the group and discussed its accomplishments and current projects in progress. In order to increase the safety of all students and modernize the University, Baker said members of student government have collaborated with the Call to Action Movement, the 4 to 5 Movement, Core Council and the Office of Student Affairs.   “[Student government] partnered with the Call to Action Movement to advocate for improved resources for historically underrepresented students, deepen the University’s commitment to diversity and implement a one-stop shop for reporting of discriminatory harassment,” Baker said.   The administration also aims to deepen the relationship between students and residents of South Bend through collaboration with campus and local leaders, Baker said.   “Hosting a Community Summit in Downtown South Bend [brought] together city and University leaders in an effort to deepen relationships between local colleges and universities and the South Bend community,” she said.   To accomplish the goal of globalizing the University, Baker said student government has worked with the Career Center and various on-campus institutions to centralize resources regarding international summer and post-graduate opportunities for students.   Although the administration has kept busy working to make progress toward achieving these goals during the first half of the semester, Baker said additional projects and initiatives are slated for the rest of the year. Such initiatives include launching a website to centralize all service opportunities for students, creating an eND Hunger booklet to aid people in the South Bend community who use food stamps to make healthy eating, working with the Office of Auxiliary Operations to implement Domer Dollars at off-campus retailers and working with the community to improve visibility of crosswalks to off-campus destinations.   In response to these concerns, Off-Campus Council president Katie Kehl said the organization will host a “Know Your Rights” question-and-answer session Monday at 4 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium of the LaFortune Student Center.   “While geared towards off-campus students, everyone is welcome to hear Brooks Grainger, a lawyer from Krisor & Associates, speak of student off-campus rights,” Kehl said. Students can email any questions they would like answered at the forum to [email protected] Contact Maddie Daly at [email protected]last_img read more

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The Audience, Starring Helen Mirren, Opens on Broadway

first_img In addition to Mirren, the portrait features Dylan Baker as John Major, Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Dakin Matthews as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Rod McLachlan as Gordon Brown, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Tony Blair and Judith Ivey as Margaret Thatcher, as well as Geoffrey Beevers as the equerry. Related Shows Happy opening to the cast of The Audience! May you have a celebration fit for, well, a queen. And a handful of prime ministers. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Audiencecenter_img Her Majesty has arrived! The Audience, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, opens officially at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8. To celebrate this regal occasion, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the Dame and the many faces seen in the Stephen Daldry-helmed production. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015last_img read more

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