Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Burberry shares are down 8% this week! Is it a good time to buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “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! Stuart Blair | Friday, 17th July, 2020 | More on: BRBY 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. Stuart Blair owns shares in Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. 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. Image source: Getty Images. center_img While the FTSE 100 gained ground on Wednesday, Burberry shares fell over 6% following news of poor first-quarter earnings. The losses were extended yesterday, with the stock dropping another 3%. But the FTSE 100 share still has a lot of promise, and this could offer an excellent buying point for investors.Poor Q1 earningsThe pandemic has seen a drop in luxury demand, and this was clearly reflected in Burberry’s Q1 trading update. In fact, retail sales fell by 47% worldwide, with a 75% drop within Europe. The lack of overseas travel and the diminished number of tourists was a key reason for this fall. 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…But the update wasn’t all negative, and I believe Burberry shares may have been oversold following the news. Firstly, the Asia-Pacific region remained fairly unharmed, with just a 10% drop in Q1 sales. Mainland China also saw an increase in sales. This demonstrates that the brand is very established within Asia, and this is certainly an area for further growth. Furthermore, the firm has also already seen improved sales in June, which are only down 20% year-on-year. This indicates that a full recovery could be possible in the near future.The fact that the firm has been able to cut costs recently is also an encouraging sign. For example, working at home has been deemed a success, and the company should therefore be able to cut office expenses. This restructuring should be able to save around £55m for the fashion brand. Burberry COO and CFO Julie Brown has also implied that these savings could be used for future marketing activities and digital campaigns, and I think Burberry shares could profit from this.Environmentally and ethically friendlyIn a world where fashion is a large contributor to global pollution, Burberry has endeavoured to ensure that it’s environmentally friendly. This includes plans to become carbon-neutral by 2022. The recently launched ReBurberry Edit is also a series of collections designed to make a positive impact on the planet, due to its use of sustainable fabrics. With an ever environmentally conscious society, a focus on sustainability has ensured that Burberry is a favourite among millennials. This certainly bodes well for the future of Burberry shares.The shares are not cheapDespite a 35% year-to-date fall for Burberry shares, they are still not cheap. For example, they have a price-to-earnings ratio of nearly 50. Even in comparison to costly luxury market brands, this is still very expensive. This implies major expectations of future earnings growth.Nevertheless, as outlined above, I believe that Burberry is a very strong brand that should be able to withstand the current economic difficulties. It is also in good financial health, with plenty of cash and little debt. As a result, I’d use this dip in the Burberry share price to buy. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Burberry shares are down 8% this week! Is it a good time to buy? See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

With More Program Options to Consider, Purdue Helping with Farm Bill…

first_img Farm-Bill-workshops-comingWith roughly eighty percent of Indiana farmers yet to make their ARC and PLC decisions official with Indiana’s Farm Service Agency, it has become clear there is more uncertainty about the program this time around. Purdue’s Jim Mintert from the Center for Commercial Agriculture explains under the 2014 Farm Bill the right decision was clear.“But this time it’s a little different because I think a lot of farmers will want to choose potentially a different program for corn vs. soybeans,” he said. “Secondly people will have an opportunity to update yields, but to do so they’re going to have to gather their records and I think what they’re going to find is on some farms the updating process will result in a higher program yield which they’ll want to capture by going ahead and doing it. On other farms it might not make a difference.”Mintert says there is some work to do to get to the right decision, but the benefits can make it well worth the effort. He added, there is a new complication to the formula this year, because the ARC IC choice might be relevant when it wasn’t previously.“Because of the prevented planting situation that we had in 2019 in a good chunk of Indiana and the eastern Corn Belt, there are going to be some people who want to give very serious consideration to the ARC IC program, the individual coverage program, because that potentially could provide them with a significant payment for the 2019 crop. But they won’t know until they do the computations,” Mintert told HAT. “Overall there are more choices that are relevant this time than there were in 2014.”That’s the reason for more outreach from Purdue in the form of two upcoming workshops. Mintert will be joined by Purdue’s Michael Langemeier and Kaitlin Myers from the Indiana Farm Service Agency at workshops in Vincennes on February 5th and Huntington on February 12th.Indiana Farm Bureau will provide a complimentary lunch for attendees that pre-register. During lunch, INFB’s Megan Ritter will make a presentation updating Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Plan.Farm Bill workshops begin at 10:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Vincennes Agricultural Center, 4207 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Huntington County Fairgrounds, First Merchants Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.Registration is free but required at https://purdue.ag/farmbillworkshop20.The sign-up deadline of March 15 remains intact, and FSA offices would like to see farmers sooner rather than later.“There aren’t many working days left to see the majority of our producers through our office,” FSA’s Myers said. “So, it’s really important to make your appointment early, get that paperwork done, and if a producer makes an election now and changes their mind later, they can always change their election up until that deadline.” With More Program Options to Consider, Purdue Helping with Farm Bill Workshops By Andy Eubank – Jan 30, 2020 SHARE Previous articlePurdue Offers Webinar Series to Help Grow Farm TeamNext articleField Challenges for 2020 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News With More Program Options to Consider, Purdue Helping with Farm Bill Workshops Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Quinlivan selected as Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Limerick City

first_img Previous articleLawyer invokes Costa Rican precedent for Irish neutralityNext articleTalk of separation Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Twitter Facebook Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Cllr Maurice QuinlivanSINN Féin Limerick City North councillor Maurice Quinlivan has been selected as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming general election.Cllr Quinlivan was selected at an uncontested convention at the Absolute Hotel in the city this Thursday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking following his selection, Cllr Quinlivan said, “I am proud to be selected by my party colleagues to contest the general election on behalf of Sinn Féin.”“The people of Limerick City will have a clear choice between the failed politics of the establishment parties and the progressive alternative offered by Sinn Féin. There is an ever growing appetite in this city for a serious political change that will deliver for ordinary people. I want to go to the Dáil to fight for the fair recovery that Limerick deserves,” said Cllr Quinlivan. TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanfeaturedlimerickSinn Fein Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsQuinlivan selected as Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Limerick CityBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2015 790 last_img read more

Spain: Protests erupt after rapper’s insults lead to prison

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Spain: Protests erupt after rapper’s insults lead to prison Rap singer Pablo Hasél, background, is surrounded by his supporters as police officers try to arrest him at the University of Lleida, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. A rapper in Spain and dozens of his supporters have locked themselves inside a university building in the artist’s latest attempt to avoid a prison sentence for insulting the monarchy and praising terrorism. WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Pinterest Twitter Local NewsUS NewsWorld News Facebook Twitter Previous articleOAT021721_Elegante_02.jpgNext articleHilton Grand Vacations to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Protests expected as Donegal County Council holds budget meeting

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Protests expected as Donegal County Council holds budget meeting Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Donegal Action Against Austerity is to picket outside the County House in Lifford today as Councillors meet to agree the Revenue Budget for 2013.There are a number of controversial measures contained within the budget – amongst them an increase in rent for council house residents which Sinn Fein has already said it will oppose.DAAA is calling on non-government party members to reject the budget completely if it is not seen as being good for Donegal.Spokesperson Joe Murphy says today’s will be a peaceful picket:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/joemam.mp3[/podcast] Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMother of Erin and Shannon Gallagher may sue the VEC and HSENext articleO’Domhnaill calls for 75% of Ireland’s overseas budget to be diverted News Highland Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – December 19, 2012 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Swimming lessons suspended at Aura, L’kenny due to positive Covid test

first_imgAll swimming lessons have been suspended at Aura leisure centre in Letterkenny today as a result of a member of their swim teaching team testing positive for Covid-19.In a statement issued this afternoon, the centre says the staff member contracted the virus outside the leisure centre and in line with safety procedures and HSE advice, three other members of the team who were close contacts are isolating and awaiting tests.People are advised that anyone deemed a close contact will receive separate communications from Aura and the HSE.All other services at the facility, including the swimming pool remain operational. Previous articleQuigley could be back fighting next monthNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 16th News Highland Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Swimming lessons suspended at Aura, L’kenny due to positive Covid test Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – September 16, 2020 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Hikers rescued from Donegal Mountain after 10 hour operation

first_img Pinterest Hikers rescued from Donegal Mountain after 10 hour operation Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 24, 2020 Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal Mountain rescue has confirmed that two hikers have been brought to safety following a major rescue operation overnight in the Derryveagh Mountains. The extensive mission lasted around ten hours.A man and a woman, thought to be from Northern Ireland, were on the mountain most of the day.However, as conditions worsened yesterday afternoon, they become lost in the mountains and raised the alarm.Due to the difficult conditions, two rescue teams were dispatched, one team approaching from the Dunlewey direction and the other from Doochary.It took the teams over six hours to reach the couple with volunteers having to use ropes to rescue them from their location on the mountain.It took a further three and a half hours for the two teams to bring the man and woman safely off the mountain. Their efforts were greatly impacted by poor visibility.The teams made a safe return at around 11pm last night with the entire operation officially stood down at 3am this morning Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleHIQA inspection still outstanding for Seaview HouseNext articleJason Quigley feeling good after latest California win News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Daunte Wright shooting: Other officers have mistaken their guns for stun guns

first_imgrustythedog/iStock(NEW YORK) — The veteran police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, may have accidentally grabbed her gun instead of her stun gun before the shooting, an assertion offered by the police chief.In body camera footage of the incident, the officer, Kim Potter, can be heard yelling “Taser” repeatedly before she shoots Wright. After firing her handgun, she yells, “Holy s—! I just shot him!”“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” former chief Tim Gannon, who has since resigned, said Monday in a press conference.He said Potter had been taught to warn others when deploying a Taser, and that the distress she expressed following the incident shows that it was an accidental discharge.While the assertion has sparked anger and disbelief from some, this wouldn’t be the first time an officer has shot a suspect with a handgun instead of firing a stun gun.And in several recent cases, officers faced little to no consequences for what was deemed a mistake.In 2019, a New Hope, Pennsylvania police officer shot and wounded an unarmed man in what he says was a mistaken use of his gun. Like Potter, he yelled “Taser” before pulling out his gun and shooting the man in the stomach. The victim was in critical condition following the incident. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the officer violated a New Hope department rule that mandates that stun guns be worn on the opposite hip from a firearm. This officer wore his stun gun on his right side in front of his firearm, according to the police.Though the officer violated policy, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said he did not violate the law, claiming it was “was neither justified, nor criminal, but was excused” in a letter to the New Hope police chief. The officer was not charged with a crime.In May 2018, a Kansas police officer was initially charged with aggravated battery after she shot a Black man following a traffic stop. He was wounded in his back and later taken to a hospital. Then-Lawrence Police Department officer Brindley Blood also yelled “Taser” before firing her gun at the man, who had hit and slammed an officer to the ground using his body. The rookie police officer told investigators she had meant to use her stun gun. Criminal charges were later dismissed when a Douglas County judge ruled that the evidence didn’t prove that Blood reacted recklessly to the situation.Also, in May 2018, a Southwestern Regional police officer in Pennsylvania, Stuart Lee Harrison, allegedly tried to use a stun gun against a subject’s thigh while he was handcuffed and instead shot him with a firearm. According to the York Daily Record, the arrestee was hospitalized and his condition was unclear. Harrison was charged with simple assault and the criminal case is ongoing, but he is free without bond. The police department disbanded in 2019.And in 2015, an Oklahoma reserve deputy shot and killed an unarmed Black man. The subject ran from police and when officers struggled to subdue him, then-deputy Robert Bates said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun and accidentally killed the subject. Bates was sentenced to four years in prison for second-degree manslaughter but served 16 months.There is no national data on these kinds of incidents, but law enforcement experts agree that mistaking guns for stun guns, while relatively rare, does happen.Other cases have occurred in recent years as well. An Americans for Effective Law Enforcement article from 2012 found nine more instances of these accidents between 2001 and 2009. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement is a not-for-profit research organization that focuses on criminal justice.In the case of Wright’s death, former chief Gannon said Brooklyn Center officers go through specific training on the placement of their stun guns to avoid such an incident.“We train with our handguns on our dominant side and our Taser on our weak side,” Gannon said. “So if you’re right-handed, you carry your firearm on your right side, you carry a Taser on the left. This is done purposefully and is trained.”It’s unclear if Potter was carrying her equipment according to department policy. In the body camera footage, another officer can be seen wearing their stun gun on one side and their gun on the other.Potter is a 26-year BCPD veteran, former union president, and was serving as a field training officer at the time of the incident. She has since resigned from her position, but Brooklyn Center’s Mayor Mike Elliott said he has not yet accepted the resignation. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced that Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. In Minnesota, a second-degree manslaughter conviction can carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.“The question becomes: ‘How could she have not differentiated between a firearm and that of a yellow Taser, which should be on her weak side,” law enforcement expert Cedric Alexander said in an interview with ABC News. “It is distinguishably a very different-looking instrument in your hand … That would be hard to mistake.”It is unclear what make or model stun gun Potter had. Body camera footage of another officer on the scene alongside Potter shows a stun gun in its holster with a brightly colored handle that is noticeably different than the gun Potter held in her hand during the incident.Potter is being represented by attorney Earl Gray. He is also representing Thomas Lane, one of the officers involved in George Floyd’s death who is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.Alexander, a law enforcement veteran with more than 40 years of experience, says stress, pressure and lack of training can lead to this kind of mistake in a high-intensity situation in the field. He said training and practice have to be continuous throughout an officer’s career — but, not speaking specifically about Potter, he also believes departments have to do the work to “be far better assured about who it is that we’re hiring and bringing into our police department across this country. What’s their comfortability with people who have different than themselves, who may have a different orientation than themselves, whether it’s around race or gender, or sexual preference or religious preference?”Even when stun guns — which are designed to be less-lethal weapons for law enforcement — are deployed, they can be deadly.Alexander says Potter needs to be held accountable.“Someone here did lose their life, and there are certain mistakes out here that we cannot make,” Alexander said. “But we need to allow the investigation to take place … and then we’ll have a better idea of what was going through her mind at that time.”In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, Wright’s father said he refused to believe that the killing was an accident.“I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Aubrey Wright, said. “I can’t accept that — a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right …. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can’t accept that.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more