Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) 2018 Abridged Report


first_imgZambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia Bata Shoe Company plc. manufactures and markets a wide range of smart and casual footwear and other leather and plastic products for the fashion sector in Zambia. Products in its accessories range include handbags and belts. The footwear company operates in three markets: retail, wholesale and export. The company has a national footprint with 50 modern stores located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. In addition to its own Bata brand, the company is an agent for popular shoe brands such as Marie Claire, Makuba, Toughies, Power, Tommy Takkies, North Star and Bubble Gummers. Zambia Bata Shoe Company was established in 1937 and is a subsidiary of Bafin (Nederland) BV. Zambia Bata Shoe Company is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 shares: I bought this cheap UK stock in an ISA to DOUBLE my money!


first_imgFTSE 100 shares: I bought this cheap UK stock in an ISA to DOUBLE my money! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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And I plan to keep building my portfolio despite the lingering Covid-19 crisis.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…It’s possible that more stock market volatility could be around the corner. As a long-term investor though, this doesn’t concern me much.UK share prices will boom againI know UK share prices always recover strongly in the years following stock market crashes. As someone who invests with a long-term view I can afford to be patient and wait for the recovery to kick in. Taking a long-term position can reap huge rewards following a stock market crash.Remember that the FTSE 100 more than doubled in value in the decade following the global banking crisis. It soared 106% between February 2009 and May 2018 when it hit its current record peaks of 7,877 points. As economic conditions improved and corporate profits bounced back, market confidence came flooding back and UK share prices swept higher again.The panic that accompanies stock market crashes means robust, quality stocks tend to be heavily sold along with the duds. The Covid-19 crash of last February and March was no different. These are the ones that will lead the charge during the next bull market. And they will help create a new batch of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires like they did during the 2010s.Profits set to fizzCoca-Cola HBC (LSE: HBC) is one of these oversold UK shares which I bought for my own ISA last year. Its shares fell to their cheapest for almost four years at one point during the crash.The FTSE 100 soft drinks giant has suffered since the Covid-19 outbreak as sales through its ‘out of home’ channel have slumped. But Coca-Cola’s woes will prove very temporary. Coke is the world’s most popular drinks brand and profits will come roaring back as coronavirus lockdowns are reversed.I’m confident that steps to embrace fast-growing segments like energy drinks and low-calorie beverages will help the bottom line soar over the next 10 years too.City analysts reckon Coca-Cola will bounce back as soon as 2021. They anticipate annual earnings will roar 21% higher this year. This leaves the UK share trading on a fantastically-low forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.I reckon this cut-price Footsie star could make me a fortune over the next decade. It’s just one of many brilliant bargains I think are too cheap to miss right now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild owns shares of Coca-Cola HBC. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Friday, 8th January, 2021 | More on: CCH See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Hundreds rally outside auto show to save jobs


first_imgDetroit’s well-heeled had to pass through a gauntlet of hundreds of protesters this year to get to the annual black-tie event known as the North American International Auto Show.Before it opens to the public, the show hosts a “charity preview.” Billed as “the hottest night this winter,” it allows attendees to get a sneak peek at the latest new vehicles — if they can afford the $400 ticket. The demonstration on Jan. 18, called by the Detroit Coalition for a Green New Deal, came together in response to General Motors’ announcement of plant closings in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to demanding that the plants in the states of Michigan, Ohio and Maryland as well as in Ontario, Canada, not be shuttered, the coalition is demanding “green jobs.” Protest organizers advocate the use of “eminent domain” to seize the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant (DHAM), not only to save jobs but to combat climate change by building green products such as solar panels, wind turbines, and buses and trains for mass transit.Brazilian auto workers join protest outside Detroit eventGM plans to discontinue its greenest vehicle, the electric hybrid Volt, built at DHAM, in favor of highly profitable trucks and sport utility vehicles.The coalition, initiated by Democratic Socialists of America, also included Autoworker Caravan, a rank-and-file autoworker organization that has demonstrated outside the auto show on many occasions. Over two dozen organizations endorsed the action. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib spoke at the rally.Both the United Auto Workers union and Canada’s UNIFOR were invited to participate in the protest, but declined. The UAW held a candlelight vigil a block away from the show prior to the coalition rally. Many auto workers and community supporters attended the vigil and then marched as a group to the auto show. Chanting “GM got bailed out, we got sold out,” they massed right outside the doors to the show at one point.A global contingent of GM workers from Brazil and Canada joined Ford and Fiat Chrysler workers from Metro Detroit and elsewhere. The retirees’ chapter of UNIFOR Local 222, which represents a GM plant in Oshawa, Ont., that faces closing, sent a bus to the rally. Many angry workers rode the bus with the retirees. Members of CSP Conlutas, one of the GM workers’ unions in Brazil, also came to Detroit to attend the protest and various meetings. This union has militantly and successfully fought mass layoffs.The same day as the protest, Oshawa GM workers drove around their plant and stopped trucks from getting in and out for two hours. A day earlier UNIFOR members at Inteva, a lower-wage parts firm that supplies the Oshawa plant and DHAM, held a one-day walkout to protest the closings. Workers are not going to let GM destroy their livelihoods without a fight.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Going online in Cuba – Internet under surveillance


first_img RSF_en CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today publishes a report entitled “Going online in Cuba – Internet under surveillance” with the results of tests carried out on the island in August. It includes a survey of the Internet control methods used by the authorities and the personal account of a French journalist who spent several weeks there this summer. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation CubaAmericas Related documents FULL REPORTPDF – 211.63 KB October 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Going online in Cuba – Internet under surveillance Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News News October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further News Reports Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is staging an online protest on 7-8 November 2006 “24 Hours AgainstInternet Censorship.”Campaign with us at www.rsf.org————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Reporters Without Borders today publishes a report entitled “Going online in Cuba – Internet under surveillance” with the results of tests carried out on the island in August. It includes a survey of the Internet control methods used by the authorities and the personal account of a French journalist who spent several weeks there this summer.Extract: “With less than 2 per cent of the population online, Cuba is one of the world’s most backward countries as regards Internet usage. The worst off by far in Latin America and with a thirteenth of Costa Rica’s usage, it is down there with Uganda or Sri Lanka. This is quite surprising in a country that boasts one of the highest levels of education in the world. The authorities blame this disastrous situation on the US trade embargo, which supposedly prevents them from getting the equipment they need for Internet development. In particular, they say they are unable to use underwater fibre optic cable to connect to the Internet outside Cuba and are therefore reduced to using costly and less effective satellite links. This may indeed explain the slowness of the Cuban Internet and the endless lines outside Internet cafes. But in no way does it justify the system of control and surveillance that has been put in place by the authorities. In a country where the media are under the government’s thumb, preventing independent reports and information from circulating online has naturally become a priority.An investigation carried out by Reporters Without Borders revealed that the Cuban government uses several mechanisms to ensure that the Internet is not used in a “counter-revolutionary” fashion. Firstly, the government has more or less banned private Internet connections. To visit websites or check their e-mail, Cubans have to use public access points such as Internet cafes, universities and “Youth computing centers” where it is easier to monitor their activity. Then, the Cuban police has installed software on all computers in Internet cafes and big hotels that triggers an alert message when “subversive” key-words are noticed.The regime also ensures that there is no Internet access for its political opponents and independent journalists, for whom reaching news media abroad is an ordeal. The government also counts on self-censorship. In Cuba, you can get a 20-year prison sentence for writing a few “counter-revolutionary” articles for foreign websites, and a five-year one just for connecting with the Internet in an illegal manner. Few people dare to defy the state censorship and take such a risk.” October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

ORMC sets job fair


first_img Twitter ORMC Logo Red 2016 By admin – January 31, 2018 Home Local News ORMC sets job fair Fruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ center_img Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Previous articleBOYS SOCCER: Permian’s comeback falls short against Lubbock CoronadoNext articleGUEST VIEW: The flu bug — Don’t touch porn stars, celebrities or politicians admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Local News ORMC sets job fair OC employee of the year always learning Odessa Regional Medical CenterOdessa Regional Medical Center has scheduled a job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at ORMC, 515 N. Adams Ave.Job seekers are invited to stop by to learn about current openings. Human Resource managers will conduct on-site interviews with qualified candidates for open positions. Select positions may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.For more information, call 432-582-8705.last_img read more

Veteran Georgia police officer shot in the face, but manages to fire back at suspect: Officials


first_imgWSB(HENRY COUNTY, Ga.) — A veteran Georgia police officer was shot in face Thursday morning and has been hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.The suspect shot at the police officer at a dentist’s office, Henry County Police Department Capt. Joey Smith said, and possibly shot the officer with his own gun.The injured officer managed to fired back, shooting the suspect, the preliminary investigation indicates, according to Smith.The suspect was shot at least once and has died, Smith said.The officer, who was not named, has been on the force for about 10 years, Smith said.The injured cop was undergoing surgery, Smith said.Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said that the agency is responding.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,WSB(HENRY COUNTY, Ga.) — A veteran Georgia police officer was shot in face Thursday morning and has been hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.The suspect shot at the police officer at a dentist’s office, Henry County Police Department Capt. Joey Smith said, and possibly shot the officer with his own gun.The injured officer managed to fired back, shooting the suspect, the preliminary investigation indicates, according to Smith.The suspect was shot at least once and has died, Smith said.The officer, who was not named, has been on the force for about 10 years, Smith said.The injured cop was undergoing surgery, Smith said.Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said that the agency is responding.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Home values are up, but just try getting a line of credit


first_img Email Address* Message* Tags Lenders are being stingy about granting home equity lines of credit. (iStock)Remember the financial crisis? Banks do.Lenders are being stingy about granting home equity lines of credit even as home values have soared, the Wall Street Journal reported.Blame the pandemic and memories of the late 2000s, when millions of homes went into foreclosure.Citibank stopped accepting new applications for home equity lines of credit, or helocs, on March 3, because of “market conditions,” according to the Journal.J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo halted helocs a year ago as the U.S. economy shut down for Covid. Wells Fargo cited “market risks and prudent balance-sheet management.”ADVERTISEMENTBank of America did continue extending home equity lines of credit, although it tightened standards briefly during the pandemic.Unlike cash-out refinancing, which amends an original mortgage loan, helocs constitute a second mortgage, payable only after the first mortgage is satisfied — if enough equity is left over. Lines of credit are also different from home equity loans, in which a single chunk of cash is borrowed against a home’s value.Home values have skyrocketed in the past year, but the scars of the financial crisis and Great Recession run deep among lenders and homeowners.“Homeowner psychology has changed a bit,” said Mike Fratantoni, chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association. “Customers seem a little more hesitant about tapping their home equity.”Contact Orion Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink Bank of AmericaHome EquityHome PricesJP Morgan ChaseMortgageswells fargolast_img read more

Student heckles former Pakistani leader


first_imgA United Nations report earlier this year found that Musharraf’s government failed to provide former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto with adequate security on her return to Pakistan, and that elements within the military establishment may even have played a role in her death in December 2007.Kanishka Narayan, President of IRSoc, said that Musharraf was the most important guest in the society’s history. “He’s controversial but I don’t see that as a reason for denying his significance. Musharraf is a very significant figure in Pakistani politics.  He will have a massive impact in the upcoming future and it’s important people get to hear him.“I received no complaints about the invitation; we did, however, receive congratulatory notes and more requests for attendance than could be entertained, despite the venue being one of the largest in Oxford.”Narayan stressed that although some questions were submitted in advance, there was no vetting of difficult or controversial issues. He told student Ata Rahman before the talk, “We will be selecting questions we think are the best and most interesting, not the ones we feel President Musharraf wishes us to choose.”However Rahman felt that the manner in which the event was organised amounted to censorship. He said, “I think the IRSoc committee has to accept responsibility for the fact that they allowed Musharraf to completely evade the most controversial aspects of his career thanks to the pre-screening of questions.”Ticket-holders were required to sign up in advance and state their nationality. Questions for the question and answer session also had to be submitted in advance, although Musharraf did take an additional number of impromptu questions from the floor.Guests were requested to bring only their ticket and Bod Card and no bags, phones, cameras or metal objects were allowed inside the Town Hall.Ghazald Mirza, a British citizen of Pakistani descent, said that she believed that the full venue indicated the seriousness with which Musharraf was taken. She said, “The dynamics of Pakistan have changed so much that if he runs for re-election it’s very important to see if he has changed too.”Musharraf’s talk gave a history of Pakistan’s involvement on the world stage from World War Two to the present day, with much focus on extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s troubled relationship with India.He is not the only political speaker to have attracted controversy this year. The visit of the Israeli deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon in Hilary term was marked by protests and interruptions such as “You are a racist” and “You are a war criminal” from members of the audience. The visit of the former President of Pakistan, Perez Musharraf, to Oxford last Friday caused several students to voice concern over freedom of speech and censorship issues.Musharraf gave a speech in the Town Hall on ‘The state of the Pakistani state: national and international implications’, an event organised by the Oxford University International Relations Society.At the start of the question and answer session Musharraf removed his jacket, joking, “jacket off, I’m ready for a fight.”An audience member soon challenged Musharraf over his plans to return to power. He told the former general, “You seem remarkably fresh for a man on the run, involved in the death of the Prime Minister, treason, and subverting the constitution.”This opened a dialogue in which Musharraf lost his temper, dismissing the efforts of Pakistan’s other political parties as “damaging to the state”. Some of the exchange was conducted in Urdu.When the student left the room shortly afterwards, Musharraf called out after him, “Thank you for going!”Aranyani Bhargav, a student at Wolfson college, was displeased with Musharraf’s conduct. She said, “I accept that it was not a particularly comfortable question, but that was unacceptable and unprofessional behaviour.It’s just not something you would expect from a former head of state”.During the event Musharraf repeatedly stressed a desire for peace. He claimed “Pakistan is not a military state”, although he also said that “the military is the only organisation holding Pakistan together”, calling it the country’s “centre of gravity”. He stated that “military rulers have done better for Pakistan, there is no doubt”, a comment which was met with applause from some members of the audience.Musharraf answered all of the audience’s questions, including sensitive subjects such as US and Indian relations.The former general seized power in Pakistan in a military coup in 1999. He was forced to resign in 2008 following an impeachment over his declaration of a state of emergency in 2007, which postponed a general election and placed high court judges and their families under house arrest.last_img read more

MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY by Jim Redwine


first_img Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comMY WAY OR THE HIGHWAYAfter writing this column for twenty-seven years I can easily delude myself into believing that the reason no one writes in with complaints is because people agree with my opinions. Of course, I am fully aware a more likely reason is because no one reads them.Be that as it may, should you have read “Gavel Gamut” recently you know the general topic has been the state of discourse and discussion in America. More to the point, why do so many people seem so angry with people whose only sin is to voice an opinion with which others disagree?While even every day conversations among friends now sometimes turn into shouting matches and hurt feelings, the worst practitioners of “My way or the highway” are the cable television news anchors and the editorial writers of large newspapers. These pundits with public pulpits who are purveyors of pusillanimous perfidy often take it upon themselves to state as a fact that some statement by some public figure is false. Frequently no foundation is laid and no leeway is given for a statement being a mistake.Usually the public figure who is maligned as mendacious, not misguided, has no opportunity to respond. An attack is launched and in our contemporary world of instant Internet access by millions of ill informed users the attack becomes the reality.An electorate that forms its opinions on such marshy grounds might support government actions which are anathema to our nation’s welfare. Also, a steady diet of such diatribes could result in a backlash against the First Amendment. That would truly lead to a national disaster.I know calling for self-policing by the media could morph into a call for government policing of the media. So what alternatives do we have? There are many, of course, but I would like to suggest we encourage the application of a few self-imposed procedures that might help make our current hostile environment more positive.These procedures are neither secret nor complicated and have been slowly and carefully crafted over many years. Well, maybe next week.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Flock to On the Twentieth Century


first_imgKristin Chenoweth’s vocal talents (not to mention comedic chops), Peter Gallagher’s plotting and Andy Karl’s arm curls continue to lure in audiences to On the Twentieth Century; the Tony nominated revival made the frontrunners list for capacity this week on the Great White Way. More good news for Tony nominee An American in Paris, which further cemented its position as one of the top five grossing shows, bringing in $1,280,111; the tuner was joined by perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, Mormon and Aladdin. Meanwhile, It Shoulda Been You and Gigi will be hoping for a boost after their Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins, struggling this week with grosses and capacity, respectively, as they have been for some weeks now. And perhaps unsurprisingly, since it announced it would close a week early, Airline Highway, despite good initial buzz suggesting the show would take flight, was the lowest grossing production of the week.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 17:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1.The Lion King ($1,966,567)2. Wicked ($1,601,725)3.The Book of Mormon ($1,534,408)4. Aladdin ($1,467,090)5. An American in Paris ($1,280,111)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($448,280)*4. Hand to God ($427,117)3. It Shoulda Been You ($418,416)2. The Visit ($211,430)1. Airline Highway($180,476)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.52%)2. Fun Home (102.48%)3. Fish in the Dark (101.57%)4. The Audience (101.24%)*5. On the Twentieth Century (100.31%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (71.23%)4. Gigi (65.94%)3. On the Town (65.07%)2. Wolf Hall Parts One & Two (60.66%)1. The Visit (55.23%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Star Filescenter_img Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more