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Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
“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! Image source: Getty Images. A week ago, I wouldn’t have believed I’d be here today writing about a FTSE 100 that’s since fallen to barely above 6,500 points. That’s a massive 11.5% drop.I see a handful of 10% fallers Friday. I’ve picked three I think are unfairly depressed, and I’ve added them to my potential buy list.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…Dividend championMy fist pick is City of London Investment Group (LSE: CLIG), which is one of the best dividend payers out there. The investment manager handed over 27p per share last year for a yield of 6.7%, and that was just the ordinary dividend. There was a special dividend of 13.5p per share on top of that.Analysts are forecasting an ordinary dividend of 29p this year. Now, the share price has plunged by 14% over the past week, meaning the 29p would produce a yield of 7.4%.City of London does mainly specialise in emerging markets, and there might be fears that the coronavirus contagion could hurt those disproportionately. But I don’t see any clear predictions regarding likely demographics of the infection, and I think the price fall is overdone.City of London its also moving to invest in developed markets and in real estate too, and I’m seeing a long-term income buy.PropertyNext up is property developer U and I Group (LSE: UAI), and I’m upbeat about its prospects as it keeps winning impressive new contracts.Even before the coronavirus panic escalated, U and I was being hit by the property blues. The double whammy has pushed the shares down 13% on the day at the time of writing, and they’ve fallen 18% over the course of the week.Perhaps there are worries that work at development projects might have to be halted due to quarantine fears. If that happens, U and I could suffer some impairments in the current year. But again, I really don’t expect to see any long-term hit to this kind of business.I don’t think there’s much chance of a dividend cut, as the firm is in a phase of returning surplus capital. And the share price drop has pushed the forecast dividend yields up to 6.5% this year and 7.2% next.Investment trustMy final pick is the Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund (LSE: SCP) investment trust. As its name suggests, it invests in mid cap stocks, together with small caps, and aims for a total return in excess of the FTSE All Share index.I guess investors fear smaller companies are more likely to be damaged by any coronavirus fallout, and that’s presumably why they’re dumping this trust.Since the market closed at the end of last week, we’re looking at a 19% price fall, so what’s that done to the valuation? Investment trust shares are typically priced in relation to the value of their underlying assets, and typically trade at a small discount to that (though they some sometimes reach a premium).The trust’s current net asset value per share (NAV) stands at 660p, and that puts the shares on a 20% discount. The NAV might fall, but I think the sell-off is overdone. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: CLIG SCP UAI Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, is inviting children across the UK who have Down Syndrome to creating a design for his official Christmas card this year, which will also be used by teams at Her Majesty’s Treasury.The cards will highlight the global work of Down Syndrome Educational International to help young people who have Down syndrome achieve more.The preferred design will be chosen from a shortlist by the Chancellor and his wife. The panel of judges selecting the shortlist will include famous Maisy mouse author and illustrator, Lucy Cousins.“We are thrilled that the Chancellor has chosen to showcase the abilities of children who have Down syndrome to an influential, global audience,” said Frank Buckley, the charity’s Chief Executive.The deadline for entries is 5pm on 10 October 2008. The shortlist will be announced on 15 October 2008.www.downsed.org/christmas-designs Chancellor’s Christmas cards to promote Down Syndrome charity 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. Tagged with: Celebrity christmas 39 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 September 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Voting begins at the Rosemont Pavilion polling site for early in person voting, at 700 Seco street in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Californians than ever are expected to cast their ballots by mail and vote early in the 2020 election.According to City News Service nearly 50,000 voters turned out over opening weekend in LA County to cast their ballots and 1,670,119 vote by mail ballots have been returned.Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan said that 118 Vote Center locations were opened throughout the county, providing a safe in-person voting experience.All locations will remain open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and that on Friday, Oct. 30, an additional 649 Vote Center locations will open and remain open through Election Day.All election workers, who will be wearing masks and gloves, will also be wiping down surfaces and devices on a regular basis. Voting stations will be disinfected following each use. People who vote in-person will also be required to wear a facial covering and gloves, and, if needed, facial coverings and gloves will be provided. Business News Voting begins at the Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge polling site for early in person voting, at 1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena • Parking Lot 1 in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Voting begins at the Rosemont Pavilion polling site for early in person voting, at 700 Seco street in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Top of the News On Oct. 30, additional centers will open and remain open until Nov. 3. Pasadena vote centers scheduled to open include the Pasadena Convention Center, Blair High School, First United Methodist Church, Villa-Parke Community Center, Robinson Park Recreation Center, Washington Middle School, H&H Jivalagian Youth Center, Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Victory Park.“We are proud to partner with the county of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena to make voting accessible in the city of Pasadena.” said Michael Ross, CEO of Pasadena Center Operating Co. “Establishing the Pasadena Convention Center as a vote center is part of our ongoing commitment to serve our community.”“The Pasadena Convention Center is pleased to provide a safe and convenient voting location,” said Convention Center Executive Director Naz Sabripour.According to LAvote.net, more than 400 secure drop boxes have been set up throughout the county. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Early Voting Underway Pasadenans can cast ballots at any voting center in L.A. County By DONOVAN MCCRAY | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:38 am STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Voters line up at the Rosemont Pavilion polling site for early in person voting, at 700 Seco street in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Voting begins at the Rosemont Pavilion polling site for early in person voting, at 700 Seco street in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena ‹› Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Voters line up at the Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge polling site for early in person voting, at 1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena • Parking Lot 1 in Pasadena, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena residents can now cast their ballots at more than 100 voting centers that opened around Los Angeles County on Saturday, giving local voters their first opportunity to vote in person ahead of Election Day.In Pasadena, voters began casting their ballots at Pasadena City College and the Rosemont Pavilion.Vote centers also opened at nearby Franklin Elementary School, 527 Ventura St., Altadena, as well as at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro St.All 5.7 million registered voters in L.A. County received a ballot in the mail this year. So far, 1.5 million of those ballots have been returned. 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Twitter Opening of Limerick Court ComplexIT WAS a vaguely uncomfortable situation. The media were in the dock – literally as opposed to figuratively – and the politicians were in the jury box.There was more than one judge on the top bench and if any of us put a foot wrong or forgot to silence our mobile phones, Chief Justice Frank Clarke, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Mayor Stephen Keary were alongside the local judges with an insider’s view of the city’s new courtroom.Space was at a premium, with the entire legal and most of the political communities anxious to witness the official opening of the bright new court complex in Mulgrave Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Former Finance Minister Michael Noonan had a look of a man who was pleased with his day’s work and not surprising as it was during his tenure that the €26 million was earmarked for the building.The new complex is without doubt a far better place to do business than the old District Court.There’s no grubby misspelled graffiti speculating as to the marital status of the parents of Gardaí and the toilets are sparkling.Jury members have their reception room where they will be spared having to eyeball an accused unless they’re in the dock and those who have to give evidence against dangerous criminals have their own secure rooms.There’s a special victim support room for those about to relive hugely traumatic events in their lives. Even the media have a designated bolt-hole.The complex houses the biggest courtroom in Ireland, to cope with District Court sittings. Gone are the days of defendants, Gardaí and others with court business trooping down the steps of the District Court, to the bemusement of tourists making their way to St Mary’s Cathedral or King John’s Castle.More than one was treated to the two fingered salute by some hoodie-clad thug who mistook holiday snappers for media photographers.As Chief Justice Clarke said in his speech, “in the past, our court buildings were designated more to intimidate than to accommodate. In our new buildings, we are very conscious of the need to invite entry”.Not everyone was quite so happy with that invitation on Monday.The Circuit Court was sitting with Judge Tom O’Donnell passing sentence on a number of cases.But the weather was still playing havoc and some legal representatives couldn’t make it in to court.One man whose brief was missing was told his case would have to be put back.“I have everything I need – I’m ready to rock and roll,” he told the Judge. Judge O’Donnell explained there would be neither rocking nor rolling as the brief was absent and the court could not sit in the afternoon.“This is a kangaroo court – put that in the papers,” he shouted at the media as he was led away.Kangaroos aside, it was an historic occasion in more ways than one.The Supreme Court sat for the first time in Limerick and only the second time it has convened outside Dublin.Outlining the role of the Supreme Court, Mr Justice Clarke said that as it moves into a more Constitutional role “It’s vital that the court is seen as being important to all of the people”.Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan conceded that a court can be an intimidating place where life-changing decisions occur. The court deals with many different, complex and sensitive issues that affect people’s lives and so to have a local courthouse, a place that is accessible, modern and user-friendly, is really important.“Facilities such as a vulnerable witness suite, victim support room, legal practitioners room, enhanced custody facilities, jury reception room, media room and consultation rooms are a welcome addition at Limerick Courthouse,” he added.Last year, more than 20,950 matters across 408 court sitting days were dealt with by the District Court sitting in Limerick City while the Circuit Court dealt with 1,605 cases across 216 court sitting days.What had not changed, despite the new setting, was the sad and demoralising parade of defendant after defendant being described as a drug addict or an alcoholic, having committed serious crimes under the influence of one or the other or both.The new courtroom will certainly never be short of business.More about crime and court here. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Man arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Print Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim Facebook TAGSCourtdistrict courtjudgeJudge Tom O’DonnellMichael NoonanMulgrave Street 27 month delay in justice at Limerick courts Previous articleUnder-40s need measles vaccine as cases climbNext articleFinal call for Limerick primary schools to enter 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Romanian man charged with murder of limerick pensioner, remanded in continuing custody Man arrested and €1,900 of Crack Cocaine Seized in Limerick NewsCrime & CourtMedia in the dock as €26 million courts complex opens for businessBy Bernie English – March 8, 2018 2489
Local NewsEntertainment Group celebrates Pink Floyd WhatsApp Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Midessa Music Fest is in July Brit Floyd is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 28 at Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Previous articleGUEST VIEW: When the dust settles, farmers focus on land stewardshipNext articleFourth annual Hot Dog Run admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Brit FloydReviewed as ‘the perfect rock show’ by the LA Times Brit Floyd is also often called the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show.The show has returned to the stage this year for a 45th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.”The show is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 28 at Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.Having sold in excess of 45 million copies and judged by many as the greatest rock album of all time, “The Dark Side of the Moon” was an ambitious psychedelic masterpiece that redefined rock itself and propelled Pink Floyd and its members to rock immortality, Brit Floyd’s website stated.Brit Floyd will perform classic tracks from “The Dark Side of the Moon” alongside songs from “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall” and “The Division Bell” and others.The Brit Floyd show recreates the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics.Damian Darlington is part of Brit Floyd and his website stated he got his first guitar at age 11.“From the age of 15 I was performing round pubs and clubs all around the northwest of England with various bands playing all sorts of music.”He joined the Australian Pink Floyd Show at the beginning of 1994 and over a period of almost 17 years played close to 1,300 shows all over the world.Tickets for the show range from $37 to $172 for the VIP experience. Visit wagnernoel.com for tickets.If You Go Home Local News Entertainment Group celebrates Pink Floyd By admin – June 15, 2018 Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinCreamy Fruit SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Pinterest Twitter What: Brit Floyd tribute show.When: 8 p.m. June 28.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center:Tickets: $37 to $172 for VIP experience. Wagnernoel.com WhatsApp Facebook
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Ahead of the looming midterm elections, far-right political extremists in the U.S. have ratcheted up online attacks and anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish candidates, journalists and other high-visibility members of the faith, according to a study released this weekend by the Jewish civil rights group the Anti-Defamation League.The study was released just one day before a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed at least 11 people and wounded many more.The study’s co-authors said in their report that political bots “are playing a significant role in artificially amplifying derogatory content over Twitter about Jewish users.“Human users, however, still accounted for the majority of derogatory Twitter traffic,” according to the report.It described the growing use of “Twitter bombing –- barraging hashtags associated with the Jewish community with highly politicized, and sometimes hateful, content in an effort to demobilize, co-opt and interrupt normal communication and organization over social media.”The Twitter analysis examined 7,512,594 tweets and 8,183,545 hashtags between Aug. 31 and Sept. 17, 2018, and interviewed prominent Jewish figures in the U.S. Oxford scholar Samuel Woolley and co-author Katie Joseff — who study computational propaganda — cited a rise in both automation and anonymity in explaining the spike in online aggression.“While each interview subject spoke of not wanting to let threats of the trolls affect their online activity, political campaigns, academic research or news reporting, they all admitted the threats of violence and deluges of anti-Semitism had become part of their internal equations,” wrote the authors, both researchers at the Institute for the Future’s Digital Intelligence Lab.The study’s look at social media comes as investigators are probing the online profile of the suspect in the shooting at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Saturday. Robert Bowers, 46, who lives in Pittsburgh, allegedly killed 11 people and wounded several others.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
marvinh/iStockBy CHRIS LUMSDEN, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Twenty-five students received the surprise of a lifetime on their front doorsteps when they learned they had been accepted into a prestigious program at Harvard University.The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project usually has a grand surprise ceremony to reveal all of the students accepted into the program each year. While they can’t celebrate together this year due to COVID-19, program founder and assistant debate coach Brandon Fleming didn’t let the pandemic ruin the tradition.Fleming packed his bags, hopped in his car and drove more than 200 miles around the Atlanta metropolitan area to the doorstep of each student to notify and congratulate them on their acceptance into the 2021 class of the highly selective program. He said the three-day, 21-hour road trip was worth it after seeing the excitement on each of their faces.“They weren’t happy because they won a million dollars — that excitement came from an educational opportunity,” Fleming told Good Morning America. “Seeing their faces light up reminded me of what I was called to do.”Just prior, the students signed on to what they thought was another stage of the Zoom interview process. Little did they know there was a surprise waiting outside. On the video call, Fleming told them to come to the front door since he happened to be in their neighborhoods. Once they opened their doors, he notified them of their acceptance and the celebration began.“Excitement immediately rushed through my body once he popped the confetti,” Jonah Ruffin, 14, said.Jonah has always been at the top of his class and knew this program could give him an extra opportunity to expand his knowledge. After several rounds of interviews and weeks of anticipation, he couldn’t contain his happiness when Fleming showed up at his doorstep with the surprising news.“I’m really blessed with this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said. “The whole surprise was really unexpected and it couldn’t have gone any better.”One by one, Fleming gave each student the celebration they deserved and welcomed them into the organization.“I wanted their experiences to be magical moments they never forget,” he said.The Harvard Diversity Project, based in Atlanta, aims to recruit, train and matriculate highly motivated high school students of color into a summer debate residency at the school. Fleming, once an at-risk teen who overcame violence and drugs, said debate saved his life by transforming his ability to think. He began the organization in 2017, and many from the region soon took interest. With thousands of applicants each year, the program has about a 1% acceptance rate.“Through debate, our students are able to find themselves because they’re able to find their voice,” Fleming said. “Most of them have now gone off to Ivy Leagues or elite universities on full scholarships.”Starting in August, these 25 scholars will spend 36 weeks preparing for next year’s annual international debate tournament at Harvard. In July 2021, they will face off against 400 elite debaters from more than 25 countries. Fleming’s team has won every year since the inception of the program.The organization hopes to create a bridge to success for African American students in the Atlanta region and give them the tools to strive in the academic world.Emani Stanton, 16, who was on the waitlist for a short period of time, didn’t lose hope and was determined to get in. Being accepted into this program now means that she can help shift the narrative pertaining to young black men and women.“I despise the idea that African Americans cannot be scholarly without separating their culture from their education,” she told “GMA.” “Now I have the opportunity to change the perspective.”These newly accepted students are now ready to start their preparation for next year’s debate. After taking the multi-day road trip to congratulate each of them personally, Fleming is eager to train this diverse group of future leaders.“They’re ecstatic about their education and that’s what we, as educators, should all hope to see in every child,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.