Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

Royal Dutch Shell shares: what I think the updated outlook means

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jay Yao | Friday, 15th January, 2021 | More on: RDSB 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. Enter Your Email Address Updated Q4 Outlook Royal Dutch Shell shares: what I think the updated outlook means  Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 2,300–2,500 830–870 Previous Q4 Outlook “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” It looks to me like management is possibly becoming more optimistic about integrated gas production but also softening the guidance range for upstream production for the fourth quarter.Because upstream still matters for a company like RDSB, I reckon some short-term investors might have sold some shares as a result of that more pessimistic upstream guidance. What I think the update means for Royal Dutch Shell sharesWhile management updated their guidance and Royal Dutch Shell shares fell, I don’t know that the updated Q4 guidance really matters all that much for shares in the long term.Although stronger upstream production guidance could have helped, I reckon the company’s stock price depends a lot more on the long-term price of oil rather than on quarterly production fluctuations.If long-term oil prices rise even modestly, I can see how RDSB could easily recover the 6% retreat. In terms of just how much the company is affected by oil, management estimates their cash flow from operations sensitivity is around $6bn per year for each $10 per barrel price movement in Brent.Is the stock a buy?I think my appetite for RDSB stock will depend a lot on how management transitions into a greener future.The oil giants will certainly face challenges in terms of their transition into a greener future. However, I still believe the market is underestimating RDSB. While it might not be as profitable as it was before, the company has immense financial resources and leading R&D capabilities. Given that Royal Dutch Shell isn’t paying as much in dividends as it could, I believe management can also use M&A to speed up the transition. With the right execution and enough time to transition, the company could still be a good investment.As for what I think will happen this year, it’s my belief there is reason for cautious optimism. If the world does a good job of manufacturing and distributing Covid-19 vaccines, there is potential for economic growth to beat expectations. If oil prices outperform because economic growth substantially exceeds estimates, there is potential for RDSB to outperform too. Given its fair valuation, I’d buy and hold Royal Dutch Shell shares. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 900–940 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Upstream production(in thousands of boe/d) 2,275–2,350 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Integrated gas production(in thousands of barrels of oil equivalent per day) Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB) recently released an updated outlook for its fourth quarter 2020. Shares fell approximately 6% around the time of the release. Management had earlier provided a Q4 outlook, in the third quarter when they had much less visibility.   Given the share price movement, I decided to take a closer look. Here’s more on the update and what I think it means for Royal Dutch Shell shares. 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…Updated outlookAlthough many things are different, here are two key differences I identified between management’s previous and updated Q4 outlooks. See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

Bartercard enables corporates’ non-cash donations to benefit British Red Cross

first_imgBartercard enables corporates’ non-cash donations to benefit British Red Cross 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. Howard Lake | 26 November 2004 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Bartercard UK is part of an international bartering network that allows businesses to sell any spare capacity or down time in return for goods and services they need for their own business. Almost anything can betraded within the network, as member businesses offer everything fromsectors such as manufacturing, transport, IT and financial services throughto retail, hospitality and consumer services. Bartercard UK expects that donations will be surprisingly varied, from unused computers and electrical goods to a set amount of consultancy time or advertising space. Bartercard will then sell these contributions into the network and donate all the proceeds to the British Red Cross.Transactions are made using Trade Pounds, which have the same pound for pound value as sterling, and it is with this that the British Red Cross will be able to source various items, ranging from car rental, printing and business services to advertising, medical products and uniforms.With a membership of over 70,000 companies around the world, Bartercard will enable the charity to source essentials from over 16 countries.Wayne Sharpe, CEO of Bartercard, believes this is a pioneering style of sponsorship which is ideal for charities that are in constant need of support on all levels. He said: “thinking and working outside the traditional cash world will hopefully encourage businesses to be imaginative and resourceful when it comes to giving to charity.”Paul Marvell, Head of Major Donors and Events, British Red Cross comments: “Bartercard has really opened our eyes to new ways in which the British Red Cross can source the things we need day to day. Companies that may not be in a position to donate cash, can instead think laterally and donate excess goods and services, knowing that Bartercard can easily convert this intothings the charity really needs. It’s a whole new way of raising money and we’re delighted to be a part of it.” Business trade exchange Bartercard UK is to encourage companies to donate unused services or products to the British Red Cross.Having signed a sponsorship deal worth £100,000 with the British Red Cross, Bartercard UK is to allow businesses of any size and from any sector around the world to donate their unused products and services via the international Bartercard network, with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross. The partnership is designed to appeal to companies that wish to support a charity but don’t have the spare cash available. Advertisement Tagged with: Tradinglast_img read more

Cultures Giving Gender Wealth Values 8 H and Values Influence Philanthropy (Issue 8: New Directions for Philanthropic

first_imgCultures Giving Gender Wealth Values 8 H and Values Influence Philanthropy (Issue 8: New Directions for Philanthropic 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 | 26 October 2007 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Purdue Granted 5.2 Million to Develop New Biofuel Process

first_img SHARE Purdue Granted 5.2 Million to Develop New Biofuel Process SHARE Previous articleGrowing the Cure™ Launched at 50th Farm Science ReviewNext articleUSDA Changes Release Time of Key Statistical Reports Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter If Purdue University researchers have their way, the term “biofuel plant” will take on a whole new meaning.A team received a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop a plant that can make substances that could be used directly as a biofuel. The idea is to reroute carbon that plants currently use to make lignin – a barrier to cellulosic ethanol production – and turn it into a biofuel.“Scientists have been focused on getting the sugars out of cell walls and using microorganisms to ferment those sugars into fuel,” said Clint Chapple, the grant’s principal investigator and a distinguished professor of biochemistry. “We want to take advantage of a plant’s metabolic pathways to make biofuel directly.”Purdue acting President Timothy Sands said the work is an example of harnessing science to find solutions for global problems.“Addressing our world’s energy needs will take multiple solutions, and Purdue researchers have long been a part of significant developments in this field,” Sands said.Chapple said about 25 percent of a plant’s biomass is lignin, a rigid compound in plants’ cell walls and one that cannot currently be conveniently converted to a liquid fuel. Chapple’s team wants to reroute the molecule that plants funnel into lignin production – the common amino acid phenylalanine – into an alternative metabolic pathway to create phenylethanol, a combustible biofuel that could then be blended with gasoline, much like ethanol is now.“We wouldn’t be able to literally squeeze fuel from the plants, but it would be close,” Chapple said.Co-investigator Natalia Dudareva, a distinguished professor of horticulture, will focus on increasing phenylalanine production in plants. John Morgan, an associate professor of chemical engineering, will analyze the results of these efforts and develop mathematical models to determine the most efficient methods for rerouting phenylalanine and for making phenylethanol.Chapple said the team would work with the common research plant Arabidopsis before applying any findings to a biofuel plant such as poplar trees or switchgrass.Source: Purdue Ag Communications Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 19, 2012 Home Energy Purdue Granted 5.2 Million to Develop New Biofuel Processlast_img read more

Safe Produce IN Providing FSMA Training

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 14, 2018 Safe Produce IN Providing FSMA TrainingThe Produce Safety Rule is part of the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA. It’s intended to prevent food safety issues before they occur by establishing science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding produce. If you raise produce that is typically consumed raw, this likely affects your operation. Safe Produce IN is a partnership between the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Purdue Extension to help educate and train fruit and vegetable producers about FSMA. Morgan Gadd, Food Safety Outreach Coordinator for ISDA says, “We estimate that quite a few of our larger growers are already compliant with far more than FSMA requires of produce growers, but our goal is really to educate everybody about the rule, to answer as many questions as possible about the regulation (and) those expectations.”Gadd says they want producers to know what is expected of them prior to an auditor showing up. “We want to educate you before we regulate you as a grower. So, the way the whole process works (is) you reach out to us, ask us to come and do a mock audit pre-inspection, and we’ll help to make sure that everything is up to code so you won’t be held accountable to something that you weren’t even aware of.”One requirement the auditor will ask for is documentation showing completion of training provided by Purdue Extension. There is still room for the training course being held at the Indiana Horticultural Congress at the Marriott East Hotel on East 21st St. in Indianapolis on Thursday. If you are a producer and have questions regarding FSMA and how it might impact your operation, visit safeproduceIN.com.Training Opportunities:Febuary 15, 2018Indiana Horticulture CongressIndianapolis Marriott East Hotel7202 East 21st StreetIndianapolis, IN 462199:00 am-5:00 pm Eastern TimeFebuary 27-28, 2018Produce Safety Alliance Water SummitTWO REMOTE LOCATIONSPurdue Extension – Vanderburgh County13301 Darmstadt Rd., Suite A Evansville, IN 47725​orPurdue Extension – Lake County2293 N. Main St. Crown Point, IN 463077:00 am-4:00 pm Central TimeMarch 1, 2018Purdue Extension-Hendricks County 4-H and Conference ComplexSmall Farms Conference4900 E. Main St. P.O. Box 7Danville, IN 461229:00 am- 5:00 pm Eastern Time​​​​March 15, ​2018Switzerland County Technology and Education Center708 W. Seminary St., P.O. Box 175Ve​vay, IN  470439:00 am -5:00 pm Eastern TimeApril 2, 2018Vigo County Public LibraryMeeting Room C1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 478079:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern TimeApril 3, 2018Purdue Extension-Parke County1472 North U.S. 41Rockville, IN 478729:00 am -5:00 pm Eastern TimeApril 5, 2018Wayne County Fair & Expo Center861 Salisbury Road NorthRichmond, IN  473749:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time SHARE SHARE Safe Produce IN Providing FSMA Training Home Indiana Agriculture News Safe Produce IN Providing FSMA Training Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleFor Agriculture the President’s Infrastructure Plan a Good Starting Point on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleMorning Outlook Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Liao Yiwu falls victim to latest crackdown on cyber-dissidents

first_img Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News December 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liao Yiwu falls victim to latest crackdown on cyber-dissidents ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today voiced its outrage at the arrest of writer and poet Liao Yiwu, the latest cyber-dissident to fall victim to the current crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Liao was arrested yesterday morning by officers of the public security ministry at his home in Chengdu, in the southwest province of Sichuan. Officials have not yet said why he was arrested.Calling for his immediate release, Reporters Without Borders said the arrest was clearly designed to silence a writer who has already been banned from publishing his work. The Internet had become his last resort for communicating his ideas. His arrest brings the number of detained cyber-dissidents to at least 35.Aged 42, Liao began posting his writing on the Internet after the publication ban was imposed. He was previously sentenced to four years imprisonment in 1990 for circulating a clandestine video entitled “The Massacre” on the 1989 democracy movement. Following pressure from the US authorities, he was released for “good conduct” in 1994, one month before completing his sentence.Thereafter, he resumed his activism and went back to writing about China’s social reality, in particular about the sensitive issues of poverty and social inequality, thereby becoming a regular target for harassment by the authorities. In November, he was one of around 200 democracy activists who signed an open letter address to the Communist Party’s XVI Congress calling on its leaders to retract their condemnation of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. At least four other signatories of this letter have been arrested in recent weeks. News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

China: RSF demands the release of former journalist critical of censorship

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedEconomic pressure April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to release Zhang Jialong, a former journalist critical of Beijing’s censorship who has been detained since August 12th. Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedEconomic pressure June 2, 2021 Find out more Zhang Jialong, a former journalist known for his commitment against censorship, was taken by the police on August 12th in Guiyang City (Guizhou province). The day after, he was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, an accusation often used by the Chinese regime against journalists and their sources and which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.“This unfounded arrest demonstrates the Chinese regime’s utter disrespect towards critical voices,” says Cedric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, urging for “the immediate release of Zhang Jialong and all other journalists detained in China.”In 2008, Zhang reported on the melamine-laced baby formula scandal that caused the death of six Chinese toddlers and made 300,000 ill, including  54,000 hospitalized. In 2011, he was detained for over 70 hours by the police. For what many believe was due to his coverage on the abrupt demolition by the authorities of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s workshop in Shanghai.Zhang, a former journalist with financial news outlet Caijing and former editor at Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent, gained exposure in 2014 when, during former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to China, he publicly asked for the visitor’s help to “tear down” the Great Firewall of censorship. He was subsequently fired from his job at Tencent and has since been unable to find stable work.At least 113 journalists and bloggers are currently jailed in life-threatening conditions in China. The country is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News News News August 21, 2019 China: RSF demands the release of former journalist critical of censorship to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

Asteroid Tracking: Can JPL Prevent End of the World with This New Tool For Incoming Asteroids?

first_imglatest #1 Asteroid Tracking: Can JPL Prevent End of the World with This New Tool For Incoming Asteroids? From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 31, 2016 | 8:40 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  JPL has confirmed Earth experienced a near miss on Sunday night as an asteroid passed near the planet, dodging it by a “mere” 300,000 miles, a report said Monday.Astronomers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory spotted the asteroid, referred to as a Near Earth Object or NEO, using an experimental computer program that detects and tracks space rocks that pass close to Earth and are potentially harmful.The program, called NEO Scout, is now being tested at JPL and alerts scientists using data from different telescopes around the globe.Once Scout detects a potential asteroid, it makes a quick calculation to assess what risk Earth could suffer, as other telescopes are advised to report additional observations that would confirm any real danger.JPL astronomer Paul Chodas tells NPR that NASA finds at least five asteroids at any given night. The tricky part is how could anyone figure out which of these new objects could hit Earth.“When a telescope first finds a moving object, all you know is it’s just a dot, moving in the sky,” says Chodas. “You have no information about how far away it is. The more telescopes you get pointed at an object, the more data you get, and the more you’re sure you are how big it is and which way it’s headed.”NASA says the number of discovered NEOs now tops 15,000, with an average of about 30 more added each week. Surveys funded by NASA’s NEO Observations Program account for more than 95 percent of the discoveries.Sunday night’s asteroid is the latest discovery – a rather small asteroid, about 50 to 115 feet in size – that has been designated as 2016 TB57. When it came close to Earth, it was just beyond five times the distance of the moon.“Objects can come close to the Earth shortly after discovery, sometimes one day, two days, even hours in some cases,” JPL’s Davide Farnocchia told NPR. “The main goal of Scout is to speed up the confirmation process.”Astronomers estimate that only about 27 percent of the NEOs that are 460 feet and larger have been found to date. Congress has earlier directed NASA to find over 90 percent of objects this size and larger by the end of 2020.The NEO Observations Program is a primary element of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Officer, which is responsible for finding, tracking and characterizing potentially hazardous NEOs, issuing warnings about possible impacts, and coordinating U.S. government planning for response to an actual impact threat. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News last_img read more

One man dead another seriously injured in Derry

first_img Previous articleGAA – Donegal Into All Ireland Vocational FinalNext articleView video report on Letterkenny truckers protest News Highland Pinterest One man dead another seriously injured in Derry Google+ By News Highland – February 20, 2011 Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Police  are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Bayview area of Derry city.Another man is being treated for serious injuries.The PSNI say one man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and the area around the Bayview Terrace Road has been closed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey last_img read more