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Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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Although the past is no guarantee of future performance, the mid-cap index contains many of the shares I’d like to buy today.Today, I’m looking at three FTSE 250 stocks I reckon offer a great mix of growth, income and value.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…Under the radarDefence engineering group Ultra Electronics (LSE: ULE) has been in business for 100 years. Since its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, Ultra’s share price has risen by almost 600%, and its dividend has never been cut.I think this business has the potential to keep growing. Ultra Electronics builds sub-systems used by most of the western world’s biggest defence contractors. Disruption was minimal last year, with revenue up 5% to £860m and pre-tax profit 8.7% higher, at £114.5m.The biggest risk I can see is that almost a quarter of Ultra Electronics’ revenue comes directly from the US Department of Defense. If this relationship changed, I think it would cause serious problems. There’s no sign of this happening at the moment, but it’s something I’d monitor.Ultra shares currently trade on 16 times 2021 forecast earnings, with a 2.9% dividend yield. This FTSE 250 stock is on my list shares to buy now.I’d buy this instead of oilMy next pick is a relatively new arrival on the London Stock Exchange. Vivo Energy (LSE: VVO) is an African business that sells Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in 23 African countries. The group’s operations include selling aviation and marine fuel, in addition to running more than 2,300 service stations.Big oil producers including Royal Dutch Shell are already placing a growing emphasis on their retail and marketing operations, as they prepare for the switch to electric cars.In my view, Vivo Energy is a pure-play way to invest in this opportunity. I reckon service stations — with convenience stores and cafés — are here to stay. Even if we switch to electric cars, we’ll still need fast recharging points on longer journeys.African markets offer the added opportunity of younger, faster-growing populations. Of course, they also carry some extra risks. Political instability is a concern in some areas, while underdeveloped infrastructure could limit good quality growth opportunities.Even after the gains seen since November, Vivo still trades on just 13 times forecast earnings, with a forecast yield of 3%. I see this as a long-term growth opportunity.A dividend share to buy now?My final pick is Paragon Banking (LSE: PAG). This specialist bank has a market-cap of £1.3bn and is focused on the buy-to-let mortgage market.For me, one attraction of this business is that Paragon’s specialist focus means it’s more profitable than the big high street banks. Paragon’s return on equity — a key measure for banks — has averaged 11.5% since 2015, compared to 5.2% for Lloyds Banking Group.Paragon’s latest update reports “low levels of arrears” and “strong capital ratios.” However, if the economy slumps as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we could see much higher levels of bad debt. This would hit Paragon’s profits and could trigger a dividend cut.As things stand, Paragon stock trades slightly above its book value and offers a dividend yield of around 4%. Given growing demand for rental housing, I think this business could deliver steady growth in the coming years. 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Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSholidaystheconversation.com Previous articleApopka City Council passes ordinance to relax alcohol restrictionsNext articleHurricane Irma update: Orange County removes 900,000 cubic yards of debris Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Sarah Irvine Belson, Associate Professor of Education at American University, and Anastasia Snelling, Department Chair of Health Studies at American University. Editor’s Note: This article was first published on theconversation.com Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Over the holidays, most families will indulge in sugary treats. But before you offer your child a candy cane or chocolate coin, consider what research tells us about how kids perform in math is affected by what they eat for lunch – and consider making some new holiday traditions.It may seem like a few candy canes and cookies won’t really pose much of a threat. But two potentially harmful things can happen when kids fill up on sweets. First, as your mother may have told you, a child who is full on sweet treats has less room for more nutritious food. Secondly, since sugar apparently has addictive qualities, those who eat a sugary treat could potentially crave more. So rather than let your child fill up on holiday-themed junk food, it would be better to cut back on the sweets and help build on healthy eating habits more kids are learning at school.The position I take is based on extensive research that my colleagues and I at American University have conducted into the connection between nutrition standards in schools and academic performance. We conducted this research following the implementation of Washington, D.C.’s Healthy Schools Act of 2010.While more research is needed to better understand the specifics of the relationship between nutrition and learning, it is clear there is a link between classroom success and diet habits.Our own research found that children in D.C. who attend schools with healthy school lunch options, more time for physical activity and more messages about health were more likely to perform 10 percent better in mathematics as measured by the district-wide achievement test.But, of course, it’s not just the food consumed in school that matters. More than 30 percent of children in the United States are overweight or obese. It is well-established that these children are at increased risk now and in the future as adults for Type II diabetes, hypertension, and bone and joint problems that were once largely confined to adults. However, these types of physical diseases are not the only serious threats to children’s health and well-being. Researchers are finding that obesity is linked to the emergence of cognitive deficits that begin in childhood and continue throughout life. In fact, brain disorders associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other late-life dementias may begin at least 50 years before those disorders are clinically diagnosed. Poor eating habits at home and school can keep students from being successful in the short term, and have detrimental effects long term.We found the positive relationship between the combination of physical activity and nutrition and mathematics performance was biggest at schools with a higher percentage of students receiving free and reduced-price meals. This suggests school meals tend to be more healthful than those brought from home. It could also mean that kids at these more disadvantaged schools had the most to gain from putting in a free lunch program.The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act set new nutrition standards such as access to local foods, more fresh vegetables and fruits, and low-fat dairy products that schools must follow to be a part of the Agriculture Department’s school lunch program. School districts and their food service offices responded quickly to develop meals that would meet the new nutrition standards and that kids would still want to eat. But in many instances, these healthier meals have been met with resistance from both parents and students.Despite that pushback, there has been increased attention toward boosting the consumption of healthful foods in school cafeterias. This is good news for our students because research shows that consistent exposure to healthful foods at school and home can increase long-term healthy eating, especially in younger children.For instance, one study found that, in large part, food “preferences were stable from 2- to 3-year-olds until young adulthood.” Another study found that one of the “strongest predictors of the number of foods liked at age 8 years…[is] the number liked at 4 years.”In Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia schools, research has shown that by letting students help select how vegetables are prepared or pairing a fruit and vegetable, we can get them to eat more healthful foods.Such efforts are crucial because – as we have established – helping kids develop a taste for healthful foods early in life sets them on a path to better school performance and becoming a healthier adult.Will a few extra treats during the holidays mean the difference in your child’s academic career? Probably not. 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“COPY” House Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio Architects Photographs: Peter Bennetts Save this picture!© Peter BennettsHouse Kalafatas Challita is in suburban Sydney. The area is undergoing a gentrification, where single storey brick bungalows in established gardens are being bull-dozed in favour of enormous new mansions. Our clients approached us with a brief for the opposite: to honour the suburban type while updating it to suit their growing family. The existing house is a 1950s red brick bungalow with some quaint stylistic nods to modernism in its detailing. It is a sweet, neat little house, putting its best face to the street. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsTribe’s scheme involved rearranging the interior of the existing house, the demolition of some add-ons to the rear and a new brick living pavilion. The new structure is built from recycled bricks and roof tiles. The bricks are laid crudely and unevenly, differentiating this informal rear-yard pavilion from the neat-as-a-pin street address. The new is separated from the old, creating a public courtyard to the north and a private courtyard with an outdoor shower adjoining the ensuite. The public courtyard lets northern light stream into the kitchen and dining room and separates old and new. Large sliding timber doors are used throughout to change the operation of the spaces. A study within the living room can be fully concealed. A door can hide the TV and play equipment, or move to block off the hallway for efficient heating, or move again to shut out sun in summer. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe language of the new works is raw and direct. The floor is insitu concrete, joinery is plywood, hardware and conduit are exposed. The new pavilion is a kitchen, dining and living space. It is informal and unpretentious, full of light and views of the garden.Project gallerySee allShow lessParis Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang SwaribathoroArticlesUrban Island Prototype 01 / Erick KristantoArticles Share Houses Year: Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212477/house-kalafatas-challita-tribe-studio-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2011 Architects: Tribe Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Australia House Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212477/house-kalafatas-challita-tribe-studio-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 11 Share Australia Area: 158 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTribe Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on March 02, 2012Cite: “House Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio Architects” 02 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project House in Ishikiri / Fujiwaramuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Ishikiri / Fujiwaramuro Architects CopyLead Architects:Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio MuroSite Area:183.63 m2Building Area:91.74 m2City:HigashiosakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. This combined residence and business is located on a gently sloping property on the east side of Osaka. We were involved in the project from the stage of searching for the building site. After considering a number of properties over the course of several years, the clients ultimately purchased this site near a relative’s home. They requested a design that had the atmosphere of a resort, included a space to open an aroma salon, and used a wide variety of different materials.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoIn addition, because the property is located in a densely developed residential district, we were careful to secure privacy while still aiming for a plan with an open feeling to it.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanOur overall guiding image was of light being encapsulated in the center of the house. To achieve this, we created a central void with a skylight above it, and windows on the first and second floors facing the void. Sunlight and reflected light enter this central living room from various directions so that the atmosphere of the interior shifts subtly throughout the year. All the rooms in the house are linked through the void above the living room. On the first floor, which contains the rooms where the family gathers, large sliding glass doors face the southern side of the property, connecting interior and exterior spaces. The bathroom is also connected to an outdoor terrace and second living room, which contributes to the resort-like atmosphere.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe aroma salon and bedrooms are located on the second floor, and the salon is accessible directly from the entryway to better accommodate frequent clients. Textured finishes are used throughout the house, including antique brick on the exterior walls, custom-made tiles on the living room floor, glass tiles in the bathroom, and brass fixtures.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessTianyi Lake Dream Town / iDEASelected ProjectsThe Books House / Luigi RosselliSelected Projects Share Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Ishikiri / Fujiwaramuro Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884164/house-in-ishikiri-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard Photographs Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884164/house-in-ishikiri-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard Houses 2017 Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers: Dedon+ 29 Share Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoHouses•Higashiosaka, Japan “COPY” Year: Area: 158 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHigashiosakaJapanPublished on November 24, 2017Cite: “House in Ishikiri / Fujiwaramuro Architects” 23 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 March 2007 | News The prize award will be used to pay for IT equipment at the independent day-school for children with autistic spectrum disorders. To boost awareness of the webshop and so increase their earnings, Rachel Turnbell, Head of Fundraising, sends Jigsaw’s supporters an email every week with the latest offers from over 100 retailers involved in the initiative, including Waterstone’s, HMV and Early Learning Centre. Tagged with: Digital The Jigsaw School in Surrey has won the £500 prize in online affiliate marketing site buy.at’s Christmas competition.In the run-up to Christmas 2006 buy.at offered its 6,000 or so fundraisers the chance to raise even more by adding 25p for every purchase made through their webshop. As part of this incentive all participants were put in to a prize draw. The Jigsaw School had been working with buy.at since 2005 when they registered for a new webshop. The webshop generates commission for the school on each purchase made at high street retailers such as John Lewis, Tesco and Marks and Spencer. The school has raised over £1,100 in just over 18 months. Advertisement 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. 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jigsaw School wins buy.at’s £500 prize draw
211 total views, 1 views today TK Maxx’s clothing collection passes £30m mark for CRUK Tagged with: Cancer Research UK corporate Donated goods Howard Lake | 29 August 2017 | News Unwanted clothes, accessories and homewareThe Give Up Clothes for Good campaign encourages people to donate a bag of unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware to their nearest TK Maxx store. The items are collected and sold in Cancer Research UK shops across the UK. A typical bag can be worth up to £30 for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.TK Maxx raises additional funds through cash donations and employee fundraising. This year’s campaign launched today with a series of celebrity images shot by renowned photographer Jason Bell encouraging people across the UK to get involved.The campaign will run again in February 2018, although you can donate in store all year round.Frances Milner, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Cancer Research UK said: “We’re overwhelmed by the incredible amount that TK Maxx staff and customers have raised and would like to thank everyone that has supported Give Up Clothes for Good over the years. “In the early 1970s, four in 10 children with cancer survived for at least five years. Today, it’s more than eight in 10 and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this… The support of donors and partners like TK Maxx plays a huge role in helping Cancer Research UK fund more research into paediatric cancers and is helping us to beat children’s cancers sooner.” 212 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 TK Maxx has now raised £30.3 million for Cancer Research UK since it launched Give Up Clothes for Good, its charity clothing collection campaign, in 2004.The campaign, which specifically supports Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, is “the longest running charity clothing collection campaign” in the UK, according to the retailer. Indeed, TK Maxx became the lead part for the Kids & Teens campaign when it launched in 2015.SEE ALSO: TK Maxx urges people to donate their #socksie for Cancer Research UK Kids & TeensThe total, generated through stock and cash donations, has funded £26.3 million worth of research into new, better and kinder treatments for children and young people with cancer, and a further £4 million worth of general cancer research. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 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.
Twitter Facebook Advertisement Previous articleIrish Cement Mungret hosts family event to launch new investment in Limerick factoryNext articleShannon Airport speaks on severe weather forecast Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Severe Weather Assessment TeamLimerick City and County Council has convened its Severe Weather Assessment Team ahead of the expected freezing temperatures later this week.Met Éireann has issued a State YELLOW Weather Advisory for Limerick and the rest of the country and is valid from Tuesday 27 February 2018 just after midnight to Saturday 03 March 2018 at 6pm.It states: “Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week. Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts. Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek. A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to extend from the south late Thursday and Thursday night, with significant and disruptive accumulations.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition, a Status YELLOW low temperature warning is in effect from today, Monday 26 February 2018 at 5pm to Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 12 noon with air temperatures of 0 to minus 5 Celsius tonight and widespread severe frost.Priority has been given to National Route system (Priority 1) and strategic locations on the public road network, which carries the most intensive volumes of commuter traffic. Every effort is made to ensure that this network is maintained open for traffic at all times in spite of weather conditions.All Limerick routes covered under the winter road maintenance programme are gritted based on the latest information from the Road DSS system, ice prediction software, put in place by the then named National Roads Authority (NRA), now Transport Infrastructure Ireland.The council’s 15 gritting machines will be in use throughout the extreme cold spell while there are six snow ploughs on standby should they be required.Footpaths at strategic locations across Limerick will also be gritted if required, where resources permit. These include the core city centre area, the bridges, near the hospitals, civic offices and public transport hubs.In the county footpath gritting can be carried out in Abbeyfeale,Adare, Askeaton, Bruff, Cappamore, Castleconnell, Croom, Doon, Dromcollogher, Hospital, Kilfinane, Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.Additional emergency bed capacity is being provided by Limerick City and County Council in partnership with our NGO colleagues in Limerick.Anyone who is experiencing homelessness is urged to contact the Limerick Homeless Action Team. Limerick City and County Council is working closely with these service providers in providing this additional extra capacity. During the cold spell, the council is urging people to look out for their older or less abled neighbours in their communities, and make sure they are ok.For more information about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit www.winterready.ieMore local news here. TAGSLimerick City and County CouncilMet ÉireannNational Route systemSevere Weather Assessment Team NewsLocal NewsLimerick City and County Council convenes Severe Weather Assessment Team ahead of ‘Beast from the East’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 1566 WhatsApp New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin Email Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick city centre gets a deep clean RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line