whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Small firms help put Sage back on track Accountancy software firm Sage Group said yesterday a recovery in spending by small businesses had continued in its first quarter, helping it to hit its forecasts for the period.This marks the first return to growth in software revenue since the second half of 2007.Sage, which sells software to 6.3m small and medium-sized businesses, said results for each of its regions were in line with expectations.The company said in December that organic revenue grew by three per cent in the six months ending September, the second half of its fiscal year.Chief executive Guy Berruyer said: “Our principal markets continued their gradual recovery in the quarter, and I am pleased that our results were in line with our expectations.”Sage said it cut its debt to £187m from £219.8m three months earlier.Meanwhile, German business software maker SAP forecast double-digit revenue growth this year and raised its dividend 20 per cent.The firm says it wants to refocus investor attention on its future prospects after a damaging court battle with US rival Oracle.Chief financial officer Werner Brandt said the dividend hike to €0.60 (52p) shows “confidence in our business going forward”.He said: “We showed rock-solid revenue across the globe [in the fourth quarter], particularly in the fast-growing emerging markets.”SAP shares closed 1.4 per cent lower at €41.13 as analysts and traders pointed to a strong run-up in the shares prior to the results, adding that the dividend increase was in line with expectations. Wednesday 26 January 2011 7:11 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com KCS-content Share
Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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There are clearly some possible short-to-medium term obstacles that investors need to consider. But there are many, many stocks which, despite these imminent uncertainties still have bright long-term futures. And at current prices many of them are too cheap to miss.One FTSE 100 bargainGlaxoSmithKline’s (LSE: GSK) one FTSE 100 stock that’s worthy of serious attention at recent prices. It trades on a forward P/E ratio of below 15 times and carries a dividend yield of 5% to boot, too.Even the most risk-averse of investors should be attracted to Glaxo, I feel. Economic factors don’t alter the fact that medicines are essential commodities. Investors here don’t really need to worry about Covid-19 consequences, trade wars and the like.Instead, shareholders can look forward to ripping profits growth over the coming decade as its bulging pipeline of blockbuster products delivers. Glaxo’s revenues jumped almost 20% in the first quarter as sales of products like Trelegy and Nucala rocketed. Soaring revenues pay tribute to the company’s focus on fast-growing therapy areas like respiratory, vaccines and oncology too.The 9% dividend yieldNow, Direct Line Insurance Group (LSE: DLG) isn’t on the index of Britain’s top 100 shares. It came within a whisker of being promoted from the FTSE 250 in the most recent FTSE 100 reshuffle, however. And it could still be elevated to the prestigious blue-chip index before long.I reckon the insurance giant is a top value share for both growth and income investors. As well as a forward P/E multiple of around 11 times, Direct Line sports a monster dividend yield just shy of 9%. It shares the same sort of near-term protection as Glaxo in that insurance demand doesn’t tend to falter significantly during economic downturns. In fact, in the case of motor insurance — the company’s single most important product segment — it’s something that we are legally obliged to buy whatever the weather.But this isn’t why I’d buy Direct Line shares today. I’m encouraged by the huge investment it’s made in marketing its brands, a strategy that helped total gross written premiums rise 5% in the first quarter. And I like the insurer’s intense cost-cutting drive to create a leaner earnings-creating machine in the future. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Marcus RobinsonNorth Carolina has a long history of violence and racism, from public hangings at the turn of the 20th century to lynchings and multiple methods of execution, including asphyxiation by gas and death by electrocution. Although the state’s criminal justice system now uses more “sterile” and less public methods of execution, the racist legacy of state-sanctioned murder continues.The Racial Justice Act, passed in 2009 by the North Carolina General Assembly, was a step toward combating institutionalized racism in the state’s application of the death penalty. The law allowed death-row inmates to present statistical evidence to challenge racial bias in trials where they were tried, convicted and/or sentenced to death. If bias was found in the cases, those sentenced to death would be resentenced to life in prison.This unique and controversial piece of legislation was an outcome of a 1987 Supreme Court case, McCleskey v. Kemp, in which the court upheld Warren McCleskey’s death sentence by claiming that the statistical evidence of racial discrimination presented on McCleskey’s behalf was not sufficient to demonstrate “deliberate bias” perpetrated by legal officials involved in the case. The Supreme Court claimed this was an issue for policymakers, rather than the courts. Responding to grassroots pressure, the General Assembly enacted the RJA more than 20 years later.Marcus Robinson was the first defendant to argue on appeal under the RJA this past January. Using statistical evidence, Robinson demonstrated that racial bias was a significant factor in the decision to charge him, in the jury selection and in the court’s sentencing him to death. His case demonstrated undeniable and reprehensible racial discrimination on every level — in the district, county and state courts — and his sentence was remanded to life without the possibility of parole on April 22.The RJA not only allowed inmates the opportunity to shed light on the racism that resulted in their fates, but it also provided an opening for discussion on a local and national level. The North Carolina Racial Justice Act Research Project at Michigan State University issued a report illuminating the undeniable racist application of the death penalty in North Carolina. (law.msu.edu) The project also analyzed the relevant statistical evidence for Robinson’s case.Robinson was represented by lawyers from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Punishment Project and attorneys in private practice. This collective representation and use of shared resources allowed the defense to present a formidable case.However, this level of expertise and resources are not available to the majority of death-penalty prisoners who file appeals. Subsequently Robinson’s case will be the only one heard under the RJA. In a setback to the anti-death-penalty movement, on July 7, the General Assembly gutted the RJA, no longer allowing defendants to use statistical evidence to support claims of racial bias.However, the loss of the RJA at the hands of the conservative right-wingers has reinvigorated a movement against the racist application of the death penalty and the untenable racism embedded within the U.S. “justice” system.Racism is not specific to the death penalty: North Carolina’s criminal justice system is inherently racist across the board. A major study conducted by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias reveals that people of color in North Carolina are disproportionately targeted at every level — from the juvenile justice system to the superior court system where death penalty trials are conducted. (tinyurl.com/cop75db) nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Armed Forces to Reach New Level in 5-10 Years, Prime Minister Says Share this article View post tag: Armed View post tag: Level Authorities View post tag: to Russian Armed Forces will reach a crucially new level within the next 5-10 years, said Russian Prime Minister and leader of the United Russia party Vladimir Putin addressing the party’s congress on Nov 27.“We must bring our armed forces at a crucially new level in the nearest 5-10 years”, Putin said at the United Russia‘s congress where he was nominated a presidential candidate.According to him, the main objective is to create armed forces and defense industry capable to ensure stable peace without shattering economy.Meanwhile, the premier emphasized all that developments were in need of large-scale financial expenses.“Don’t we realize it? Of course we do. It would be difficult but we must do that if we want to defend dignity of our country, its sovereignty, independence, and protect Russian people”, Putin said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 29, 2011; Image: premier.gov View post tag: says View post tag: reach View post tag: Minister View post tag: Prime Russian Armed Forces to Reach New Level in 5-10 Years, Prime Minister Says View post tag: Russian View post tag: years View post tag: 5-10 View post tag: forces November 29, 2011 View post tag: New
View post tag: Fleet Week 2015 The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding Fleet Week 2015.Throughout the past month, the MEU has traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to New Orleans for Navy Week 2015 and then to Florida for Fleet Week 2015.Throughout the month, the Marines and Sailors participated in numerous community outreach events and several community enrichment projects.Additionally, the Wasp was open to the public for free tours, which included displays for various weapons systems, tactical vehicles and aircraft.To wrap up the monthlong experience, the MEU and Wasp hosted an award ceremony for several World War II veterans. Members of the French government presented the veterans with the Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest military distinction.The MEU participated in Navy Week New Orleans from April 23-29 and in Fleet Week Port Everglades from May 4-10.[mappress mapid=”15929″]Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: USS Wasp Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Wasp Concludes Fleet Week 2015 View post tag: Naval May 11, 2015 View post tag: News by topic USS Wasp Concludes Fleet Week 2015 View post tag: americas
John Bredin Dear Editor:Talk about making a better world usually involves the realms of education, activism, and politics. As it should, but there’s a fourth dimension of society, often overlooked, which is also crucial: the world of culture. Movies and TV, for example, are said to be America’s “soft power.” More people go to the movies each year than attend baseball, football, basketball, and hockey games…combined!Last month, at a theater in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I began a lecture tour to nudge Hollywood into being a greater force of civic good than even this once fabled “Dream Factory” ever thought possible. My argument begins with the “real breaking news” discovery that, contrary to popular belief, “Birth of a Nation” (1915) was not the first US feature film. Given this movie’s notorious racism (it served as a recruitment tool for the KKK) knocking it off its “first” pedestal is, I believe, a cause for “dancing in the streets” level rejoicing.But wait, the news gets even better. It turns out that the actual first American feature, “Resurrection” (1912), was as morally redeeming and spiritually uplifting as “Birth if a Nation” was repugnant. The film “Resurrection” was based on a Tolstoy novel (of the same name) that was the great Russian author’s most provocative, political, and best-selling book. Inspired by a true story about love and social justice, the novel so appealed to Adolph Zukor the founding mogul of Hollywood he based his original production on it.Forgotten and relegated to obscurity because the film itself was lost, I’m on a mission to help the world remember it. It might be the best good news Russia story of the year: without collusion! Now, here’s where the story gets personal for me. The star of “Resurrection,” a great forgotten Belle Epoque actress named Blanche Walsh, was also my grandmother’s dear second mother. In a great act of love and empathy on the stage of her actual life, the actress (who was childless), rescued my grandmother from a London orphanage and brought her to live in NYC. I call it my “real life fairy tale.” When I regaled a famous Russian filmmaker with this story, over lunch at the Park Lane Hotel, he exclaimed (in his thick Russian accent)“This is a movie! Perfect just like it is. Don’t change anything!” By re-writing Hollywood’s birth narrative to highlight its unknown ethical origin, I hope to inspire a more justice loving “Hollywood for the greater good” moving forward. When motivated, Hollywood has indeed “done the right thing” (a-la Spike Lee) before; if you consider progressive films like Modern Times, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Bulworth, Selma, and the Michael Moore documentaries. As my project to help Tinseltown get its civic “act” together continues, I’ll close with this intriguing thought. Why don’t we bring the movie industry back to its Jersey roots (it all started in Fort Lee), and make Hoboken or Jersey City the new Hollywood? Your thoughts? I’m at [email protected]
An Anglesey farmer is to open an artisan flour mill in the autumn, which will supply local craft bakers with wheat and barley flour.Huw Owen, of Bodelwa Farm, Ty Croes, is investing £80,000 in a small Austrian-made stone mill, with funding support from the island’s regeneration agency Mentor Mon, which will be used to make flour from crops grown on his farm. A small oil press for making rapeseed oil will also be included at the facility.Traditionally, Owen has grown feed-quality grain for sale to local cattle farmers, but this year he has drilled additional mill varieties. Of the 250 acres of arable, 15 acres have been put down to oil seed rape, 18 acres to mill wheat, five acres to naked barley (without hulls) and three acres to linseed.Bethesda bakery Popty Cae Groes already makes a popular barley bread and is keen to work with Bodelwa in the future, with other local bakeries also interested in sourcing locally-produced flour. Anglesey was known as ‘the bread basket of Wales’ before the Second World War, due to its large arable farms and windmills, but the post-war arrival of subsidies saw a dramatic switch from crops to livestock.Owen hopes to revive the island’s former glories with the new business, while receiving a better return for his crops. He said: “Selling on the commodity markets is a bit of a rollercoaster. One year you can get £180/tonne for barley and the next the price has dropped to £80, which hardly covers your costs. So this project is an attempt to stabilise the business and take greater control.”