Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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And a fall of 10% Wednesday would probably reinforce that opinion.But I reckon it all depends on your timescale. If you want a hedge against short-term ups and downs, then no, I wouldn’t go for a housebuilder. I think the picture changes, though, if you look to the long term. But first, what’s behind Wednesday’s price drop?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 all down to a first-half results release, which revealed a £39.8m pre-tax loss. With the Covid-19 lockdown pretty much halting house sales, Taylor Wimpey’s six-month revenue dropped by 56.4% to £1,733m. I’m not surprised the Taylor Wimpey share price fell in response, but I think that’s a result of short-term thinking.Taylor Wimpey share priceWere people expecting good results for the period? I certainly wasn’t. Chief executive Pete Redfern said: “Looking ahead, balance sheet strength, a long order book and our high quality and growing landbank gives us confidence in our ability to navigate the challenges and emerge stronger from the pandemic“.That’s what I think makes Taylor Wimpey defensive with a long-term view, and why I see the Taylor Wimpey share price as cheap now. It’s in an essential market, and is in no financial trouble whatsoever. Net cash actually stood higher, at £497.3m, than at the same time a year previously.I’ll leave the last words to Redfern, who said “we are confident in the underlying fundamentals of the housing market“.Long-term defensivenessI recall a headline in The Onion some years ago that went something like: “World death rate unchanged at 100%“.If our UK housing shortage is something that won’t be going away for a long time, death is going to be with us for a lot longer. So as we’re destined to need the services of funeral firms some day, why not use them in the meantime to try to build up some retirement cash?If Dignity (LSE: DTY) is in a long-term defensive business, that’s been far from clear from the firm’s performance in recent years. A series of well-documented problems has led to a share price slump, and the Covid-19 crisis made things worse. So far in 2020, the Dignity share price has lost 50%. And worse, it’s down nearly 90% over the past five years.Price boostBut interim results released Wednesday gave shareholders cause for cheer, boosting the price by 20%.The company reported a 9% rise in underlying revenue, with underlying operating profit up 6%. Cash generation was very strong, up 33%. Part of the reason was, sadly, a 23% increase in the number of deaths handled. According to executive chair Clive Whiley, the company doesn’t expect to need any external funding or to furlough any employees.Reading strong financial figures from a funeral firm always evokes contrasting feelings. But from an investing perspective, just remember that ultimate 100% death rate. Both the Taylor Wimpey share price and the Dignity share price make me want to buy. 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. 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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. The Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s recent newspaper appeal is a commendable example of reporting back to supporters and would-be supporters. There is virtually no direct appeal: the results of charity’s rescue work stand powerfully for themselves.The Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s recent newspaper appeal is a commendable example of reporting back to supporters and would-be supporters. There is virtually no direct appeal: the results of charity’s rescue work stand powerfully for themselves.On Friday 22 September, for example, the charity’s advert in The Independent reported 104 launches this week, featuring short reports on three of those, plus an update on the number of people rescued or assisted so far this date. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The appeal comes in the form of a graphics box indicating the daily cost of operating the RNLI and the amount met by the taxpayer – £0. The call to action is simply “find out more @ www.lifeboats.org.uk.”The RNLI’s Web site incidentally won this year’s award for best site from a non-profit organisation at the Yell UK Web awards. 15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2000 | News RNLI feeds back to raise funds
Health and hospital fundraisers meeting Howard Lake | 22 November 2000 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A meeting for fundraisers working in the health and hospital sectors is to be held early next year at Northwick Park Hospital. The event is designed to help fellow fundraisers share ideas, learn from each other and think about forming an ICFM interest group.Find out more from UK Fundraising’s events listing. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
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. Howard Lake | 23 March 2005 | News Tagged with: Volunteering Whitbread launches £1 million volunteering programme The Big Lottery Fund has awarded the programme £1 milllion, one of its largest grants to date. Piers Blake, head of corporate responsibility at Whitbread, explained: “Whitbread’s experience of volunteering over the last 25 years has demonstrated that with direction and grants people can turn their ideas into well managed, life changing and enriching programmes. Whitbread ActionUK, which is recognised as a pioneering initiative by the Big Lottery Fund, will help people to fulfil their volunteering ambitions in a more focussed and direct manner.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hospitality company Whitbread PLC has launched a £1 million volunteering programme with environmental charity Groundwork to encourage life-long volunteering.The launch of Whitbread ActionUK comes as the company welcomes the Russell Commission’s consultation into life-long volunteering. The employer of 40,000 people agrees that financial incentives alone will not encourage life-long volunteering in the long-term and it welcomes the need to reinforce financial support with structured mentoring and support mechanisms to help volunteers develop the skills and confidence to participate in and run community projects.The programme will offer training and support for volunteers, both young and old, wanting to improve their neighbourhoods and get involved in projects to make them better places to live. It will also actively support projects already in place. Advertisement
Scottish charities increased income by £300m in 2013 Scottish charities have increased their turnover by £300 million in the past year to £4.9 billion, according to research by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). This is double the amount that it was generating 10 years ago.During the same decade, charities have also nearly doubled the amount they spend, up to £4.7 billion. Part of this increase is undoubtedly due to the increase in demand for services that many charities have reported over the past six years of financial crisis. Indeed, SCVO reports that 42% of charities last year spent more than they earned.The turnover figures is based on SCVO classifications and a sub-set of 2012/2013 charity income data from OSCR.According to SCVO there are over 45,000 organisations in the sector employing a total of 138,000 people.Economic contribution of Scotland’s Third Sector – source: SCVO, February 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis John Downie, Director of Public Affairs, SCVO commented on the findings, saying:“The third sector is growing and spending more than ever to help people bearing the brunt of a bleak economy, public funding cuts and growing poverty and inequality.“We clearly have a strong third sector in Scotland, which is taking on an even more vital role in society and has the confidence to invest in innovative approaches to tackling Scotland’s biggest social challenges.“Larger charities and foundations are seeing the majority of income growth, while average growth across the sector stands at 0.8% despite a tough economic climate.”SCVO’s 10th annual Gathering gets underway today. Howard Lake | 19 February 2014 | News 73 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Students can vote for the Student Government Association candidates using ballots sent via email. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin + posts Facebook ReddIt Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Twitter Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Linkedin The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Twitter printThis story was updated Sept. 4 with updates from Thursday’s runoff election. Students chose Liliana Ogden to be the new vice president of the Student Government Association in Thursday’s runoff election. Ogden received 1,446 votes, 57.36% of the total. The other candidate, Cage Sawyers, received 1,075 votes, 42.64% of the total. There were 2,521 total votes in the runoff, an increase of more than 1,000 from Tuesday’s vice presidential election. SGA vice presidential runoff to be held Sept. 3Students will vote tomorrow in a runoff election between two vice presidential candidates for the Student Government Association.Since none of the vice presidential candidates received more than 50% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, students will choose either Liliana Ogden or Cage Sawyers tomorrow. Ballots will be sent via email. Ogden received 591 votes, 41.5% of the total. Sawyers received 707 votes, 49.65% of the total. Drew Stewart, who is not included in the runoff, received 126 votes, 8.85% of the total. Watch: SGA Vice Presidential Debate The runoff election begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. Students can contact Vivian Noyd, SGA’s elections and regulations chair, if there are any problems with the ballots. Two seats were filled during Tuesday’s election: Paige Shiring is president, and Gabby Douthitt is treasurer. Both of these candidates ran unopposed.Paige Shiring (Photo courtesy of SGA)Gabby Douthitt (Photo courtesy of SGA)Noyd wrote in an email she is excited for the new student body officers and believes in shared governance. “Now more than ever, it is crucial to have students’ perspectives shared and considered, and electing passionate student leaders is the first step in achieving this goal,” she wrote. Ogden said it’s been a long week and she’s excited because the runoff shows that students care about the elections. She said it’s been fun getting to know more students and she is excited to make change and advocate for students.“Thank you so much for all of your love and support,” she said. “Don’t lose hope and just take 30 seconds out of your day to vote tomorrow because your vote matters. Action starts now and we can do this together.”Liliana Ogden (Photo by Eric Sasadeusz)Cage Sawyers (Photo courtesy of SGA)Yesterday, students were also sent ballots to vote for their college and class representatives. The results are below.There are seats available for some colleges: one for the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, three for the College of Science & Engineering and two for the Neeley School of Business. Students who would like to apply to fill an open seat can do so here. AddRan College of Liberal Arts: Kyle AtwoodCatherine Cunningham Polina OglesbyBella PantojaWyatt ReiterHolley TrumboWyatt WatersMatthew WinnekBob Schieffer College of Communication: Breana Adams Morgan BraitbergCaroline HawleyMaddie RaneyAbby Vernacchia1 SEAT OPENCollege of Education Abigail ZuhlkeKatherine MuckCollege of Fine Arts Lyvi BaldnerAlex ColigDanielle SmithMartin VershelCollege of Science & Engineering Ryan MacalandaJulieta MartinezAndrew McClurgMaria PhillipMargaret ProsserHayden Schandua3 SEATS OPEN Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences Brynn Anderson Shelby Enman Anastasia Helms Garrett James Tatum Lindahl Mariana Rodriguez Neeley School of Business Delaina BellowsZane ChampieJay ChochrekLandry JohnstonCaitlin Lesko Andrew Marshall Maddy Price Mary Rumbelow Jacob SchriverAustin Shively 2 OPEN SEATS School of Interdisciplinary Studies Drew Stewart Class of 2021 Vivian Noyd Liliana Ogden Class of 2022 Lau’Rent Honeycutt Dawson Holder Class of 2023 Caroline Durham Kelly Mahoney Drew Mitchell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Facebook Previous articleGame on: Students can play intramural sportsNext articleTCU News Now: Sept. 2, 2020 Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years
December 9, 2016 Find out more News November 22, 2017 RSF calls for renewed efforts for John Cantlie’s release after five years of captivity © Mustafa Karali Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia October 3, 2016 Find out more United KingdomIraqSyriaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Armed conflictsHostagesJihadism Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information On 22 November 2012, the former Sunday Times reporter was kidnapped near the Turkish border in northern Syria, along with US journalist James Foley, who was later beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. Cantlie has been used by the IS in 12 propaganda videos since being taken into captivity.“Today marks five long years that John Cantlie has been held in captivity by the Islamic State – five years deprived of his liberty, exploited, and used for propaganda purposes. We urge all relevant authorities to do their utmost to ensure that John and his family do not have to endure another day of this hell, and that he is immediately brought home safely”, said RSF’s UK Bureau Director, Rebecca Vincent.The last video in which Cantlie appeared, in December 2016, showed him looking pale and emaciated, indicating a dramatic physical change since his previous appearance in a video in July 2016. The December video showed him on the streets of Mosul for eight minutes, commenting on the destruction of the city’s bridges and interviewing residents. Previous videos had been filmed in Syrian and Iraqi cities including Aleppo, Kobani, and Raqqa, as well as Mosul.Following the December 2016 video, in July 2017 there were unsubstantiated reports in the Iraqi media that Cantlie had been killed in the Mosul airstrikes. In October, a French IS fighter told French magazine Paris Match that he had seen Cantlie “seven or eight months ago” in a prison in Raqqa, claiming that Cantlie had been speaking to prisoners about jail conditions.Cantlie remains one of around 22 journalists and media contributors currently believed to be held hostage by IS. Despite the fact that IS is losing ground in Iraq and Syria, there has been no information about the fate of these journalists. RSF calls on local and international authorities to redouble their efforts to find them all and bring them home safely.Ranked 158th and 177th respectively in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Iraq and Syria are among the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. United KingdomIraqSyriaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Armed conflictsHostagesJihadism News RSF decries Islamic State’s use of British journalist John Cantlie to go further News RSF_en RSF reiterates call for protective mechanism after Dutch journalist killed in Libya Islamic State uses British hostage for shameful fake TV report Five years since British journalist John Cantlie was kidnapped in Syria, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community – in particular, the British government – to renew efforts to secure his immediate release. October 28, 2014 Find out more
NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Journalists not welcome at polling stations, election watch sites JIM WATSON / AFP Leaders of the legislative branch in Muscogee (Creek) Nation, a Native American tribal community in Oklahoma, repealed the reservation’s landmark Independent Press Act on November 8 and subsequently placed its independent news agency, Mvskoke Media, under the jurisdiction of one of the chief’s cabinet members. In a video published that night, tribal leaders cited “negative stories” published by Mvskoke Media and spoke of a desire for a “unified message” to the community. The Independent Press Act was implemented in 2015 to grant editorial independence to the tribe’s media division, which had previously been overseen by the government. The repeal of this law places Mvskoke Media back under the tribe’s executive branch, dissolved the agency’s editorial board, and placed staff under the direction of the Secretary of the Nation and Commerce. Out of the more than 500 tribes in the United States, only four have laws that protect press freedom. June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas News Man arrested for making threatening calls to CNN headquarters Organisation President Trump threatened to revoke more press credentials and insulted two black women reporters during a press event outside the White House on November 9. The president referred to American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan as a “loser,” and called CNN reporter Abby Phillip’s question about the recently-appointed acting attorney general “stupid.” The president’s remarks come days after a heated November 7 press briefing, which culminated in the White House revoking CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass later that evening. During the November 9 presser, the president suggested he could pull the press credentials of other reporters before saying of Ryan: “I mean, you talk about somebody that’s a loser. She doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.” Ryan responded to the president’s insults on CNN later that day: “Reporters are the underpinnings of this nation.” She further remarked: “Guess what? At the end of the day it was part of the American process, what our founding fathers put in place for accountability of the United States.” Several journalists reported being turned away at polling stations and election watch sites while attempting to cover the recent midterm election. Iowa’s Republican Congressman Steve King denied a reporter from the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest newspaper, press credentials to his election night event, and King’s campaign manager kicked out Huffington Post national reporter Christopher Mathias from the same event. “When I asked why,” Matthias wrote on Twitter, “he said to refer to a statement given to @DMRegister, also banned from tonight’s party: ‘We are not granting credentials to the Des Moines Register or any other leftist propaganda media outlet with no concern for reporting the truth.’” Campaign staff for Connecticut’s failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski told Kaitlyn Krasselt, a reporter from Hearst Connecticut Media Group, and her photographer that “Hearst Media is not welcome,” referring to objections to coverage, and initially barred the reporters from entering Stefanowski’s election night party. National correspondent for the Los Angeles Times Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that a county clerk in Kansas told reporters “allowing media inside to document the Dodge City polling station would be ‘too disruptive’ and that she would be releasing government-approved photos of the polling station later.” Journalists faced similar challenges when attempting to report on ballot recounts in Palm Beach County, Florida on November 9. Follow the news on United States Muscogee (Creek) Nation repeals free press legislation in response to negative stories Help by sharing this information RSF_en NBCUniversal, Scripps Media, and Fox Television filed a lawsuit in Florida against Palm Beach County and election supervisor Susan Bucher on November 9 for initially banning reporters from photographing and filming the board’s public review of midterm election ballots. Reporters were also threatened with arrest after Bucher claimed they were illegally taking photos or videos of signatures on mail ballots. Reporters have denied this accusation. A judge ruled in favor of the news outlets shortly after they filed the lawsuit, allowing cameras to record inside the room where provisional ballots were being reviewed. The recount of Palm Beach County’s ballots will critically decide Florida’s high-profile midterm election races for the Senate, governor, and agriculture commissioner. Fox News host Sean Hannity calls press “fake news” at Trump rally November 13, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress: November 5 – November 11: White House suspends CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass Receive email alerts News The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. June 7, 2021 Find out more Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro campaigned with President Trump at a rally in Missouri on November 5, the evening before the midterm elections, and Hannity referred to attending press as “fake news.” Though Hannity had put out a statement earlier that day saying, “To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the president,” each host delivered a short speech when they were called on stage by President Trump that night. During his speech, Hannity said, “By the way, all of those people in the back are fake news,” in reference to the press pen at the back of the arena, which included Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher. The network has since rebuked the two hosts for their appearance. “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” said a spokesperson. “We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.” Local authorities announced on November 7 that an Arkansas man was arrested after police accused him of making threatening phone calls to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. The suspect placed more than 40 calls, including repeated threats directed toward CNN journalist Don Lemon, between October 31 and November 2. The suspect is being held in an Arkansas jail on five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications, and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic threatening. Just weeks ago, CNN’s offices in New York and Atlanta were sent three suspicious packages containing explosive devices. The network was allegedly targeted for being a critic of President Trump and his administration. Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of November 5 – November 11: News outlets sue Palm Beach County for banning media coverage of public ballot counting WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News President Trump threatens to revoke more press credentials, insults reporters News to go further United StatesAmericas The White House suspended CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials after a heated series of exchanges with President Donald Trump at a November 7 press conference. Though White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said on Twitter that Acosta’s press pass had been suspended because he “placed his hands on” a White house aide working at the press conference while trying to keep the microphone in his hand, C-SPAN’s live coverage of the event directly contradicts this statement. At the same briefing, President Trump launched hostile criticisms at multiple other White House correspondents from NBC News, American Urban Radio Networks, and PBS Newshour. For more on this incident, see RSF’s recent press release. White House suspends CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, launches criticism at other reporters April 28, 2021 Find out more