Botswana Diamonds plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

Why I’d dump buy-to-let property and buy this investment instead

first_img Michael Taylor | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: RMV 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. Michael Taylor has no position in Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d dump buy-to-let property and buy this investment instead See all posts by Michael Taylor Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Buy-to-let investing has certain advantages over equities. It’s tangible, and you can see exactly what you own.People are always going to need somewhere to live. And there’ll always be people who can’t afford or choose not to jump on the first rung of the property ladder and pay rent instead. 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…That’s why some people feel a lot more comfortable owning property than stocks. But those who focus solely on buy-to-let investing miss out on the many benefits of the stock market, including (but not limited to) diversification, tax-free profits, and exposure to some of the world’s best companies. Unlike buy-to-let, where we have to do all of the work, with stock market investing, we can simply buy shares in a company, and the directors of that company and all of the employees then work for us. While I’m not shy of hard work, I certainly prefer others to do it for me if I don’t have to get stuck in myself!That’s why I’d dump buy-to-let and buy this stock instead.Rightmove is a cash generative machineRightmove (LSE: RMV) came to the stock market in 2006 and since that period the board and employees have worked their socks off for shareholders. Anyone who decided to take the IPO 14 years ago has seen their investment increase well over 15 times. That’s a fantastic return for shareholders, and while the low hanging fruit may have been gathered already, the sheer amount of cash that Rightmove produces means that this stock may have further left to run.Of the £87.45m in after-tax profit generated, the company produced cash flows from operations of £90.73m. This is not a business that turns a profit and fails to convert any of those profits into cash – it’s a business that churns out more cash than it makes in profit. This is most likely due to positive relationships with suppliers. For example, if a company pays its suppliers on a 60-day term but is paid by its debtors on a 30-day term, it means the company collects its cash sooner than it has to pay cash out. Rightmove’s moatWhile many companies have tried to challenge Rightmove, so far no other competitor has been able to dislodge the company from top spot. The beauty of the business is that it has a scalable online platform, and estate agents pay the business to list properties. This in turn kicks in a positive self-reinforcing network effect; the more estate agents that list properties on the platform, the more potential house buyers will check the site out and drive traffic to the platform. More house buyers means more estate agents signing up!Rental yieldsOne of the things we look for in buy-to-let is the rental yield and also what yield we are getting on our capital employed. Well, that metric also exists in investing too, with return on capital employed (ROCE) being used to measure a company’s return on the capital that it uses to invest in itself.Rightmove has a three-digit percentage ROCE, and is clearly more effective than owning buy-to-let properties, in my view.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Cardiff Blues v Aironi preview – Sweeney starts

first_imgAironi FansFriday 7 January – CARDIFF BLUES v AIRONI RUGBY, At Cardiff City Stadium 7.30pm.Referee: Peter Allan ( SRU, 42nd League game)Cardiff Blues ended a three game losing run with their 27-25 victory over Ospreys on New Year’s Eve. The Blues have won all seven previous encounters against Italian opponents in all competitions.Aironi Rugby are still without a win in the Magners League but have picked up losing bonus points in each of their last two matches. Blues won 20-3 when the two sides met at Stadio Zaffanella in October.Cardiff Blues outside half Ceri Sweeney will start when the Blues take on Aironi. Sweeney last started for the Blues on the 27th of November when they recorded a 38-6 victory over Glasgow. Tom Slater starts at scrum half, while Tom Shanklin is paired with Jamie Roberts at Centre for the first time this season. Leigh Halfpenny starts on the wing having come off the bench in last Friday’s win over the Ospreys.In the forwards Tom Brown starts at Number 8 for the first time in the Magners League, his other two starts being in the LV=Cup. There is one other change in the forwards with John Yapp starting at tighthead in place of Fau Filise.Cardiff Blues ended a three game losing run with their 27-25 victory over Ospreys on New Year’s Eve and will aim to start 2011 with a win when they welcome their Italian opponents.The Blues have won all seven previous encounters against Italian sides in all competitions while Aironi Rugby are still without a win in the Magners League.Despite the record Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young, has seen an improvement in Aironi’s recent matches.

”We have faced Aironi already this season and it was a hard match out in Italy. Certainly Rowland Phillips will get their team well organized,” said Young.

”I think their results have shown that they’ve been very close in the last couple of games and recently recorded a famous win over Biarritz in the Heineken Cup.”

”We are expecting a tough game, but it’s a game we have to win. That’s where we are in the season. We need the wins and bonus points if we can get them.”

The Blues won 20-3 when the two sides met at Stadio Zaffanella in October and could climb back into the top four again if they get the right result.“On the back of two good performances and getting nothing it was nice to get the result against the Ospreys,” added Young.“Hopefully we are all happier working after a win than we would be working after a loss.” TAGS: Cardiff Blues “From now on every game has to be a cup final and a must win game for us. This is not the time to go on a bad run and we aim to start 2011 strongly.”15 Chris Czekaj 14 Leigh Halfpenny 13 Tom Shanklin 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Tom James 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Tom Slater8 Tom Brown 7 Sam Warburton 6 Andries Pretorius 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Bradley Davies
3 Jon Yapp 2 T Rhys Thomas 1 Gethin Jenkins16 Gareth Williams 17 Scott Andrews 18 Sam Hobbs 19 Deiniol Jones 20 Martyn Williams 21 Rhys Downes 22 Dan Parks 23 Dafydd HewittAIRONI TEAM NEWSKaine Robertson’s first start is the biggest news in the Aironi that will face the Blues at Cardiff City Stadium.“I can’t wait to play again” said the Italian international wing, who injured himself during a friendly match in August. “I’m sorry that Giulio Toniolatti has been suspended, but I’m really happy to be back and ready to help my team. It will be like an international game against such an important team with a lot of Welsh test players”.After stunning Biarritz and collecting two bonus points in losses against Treviso, Aironi are looking to continue to improve against the Blues.In addition to Robertson, there are some other changes in the team. Gilberto Pavan is back in the starting line-up at centre, while Tebaldi has a week off at scrum half, and is replaced by Pablo Canavosio with Michael Wilson on the bench. In the back row Favaro and Krause will be the flankers with Nick Williams at No.8 There is a new duo in the second row,with Marco Bortolami suspended for one week and Quintin Geldenhuys on the bench, Joshua Furno and Carlo Del Fava will be the locks. Del Fava will also skipper the team. In the front row Salvatore Perugini will play with Fabio Ongaro and Fabio Staibano.AIRONI: 15 Julien Laharrague; 14 Kaine Robertson, 13 Rodd Penney, 12 Gilberto Pavan, 11 Matteo Pratichetti; 10 James Marshall, 9 Pablo Canavosio; 1 Salvatore Perugini, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 3 Fabio Staibano; 4 Joshua Furno, 5 Carlo Del Fava (cap); 6 Simone Favaro, 7 Gareth Krause, 8 Nick Williams.Replacements: 16 Luigi Ferraro, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Luca Redolfini, 19 Quintin Geldenhuys, 20 Josh Sole, 21 Michael Wilson, 22 Gabriel Pizarro, 23 Paolo Buso LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The Road to Hell – Steve Thompson and Neil Back in Afghanistan

first_img“The England rugby team has huge respect for our servicemen and women,” says Thompson. “We spend a lot of time away but at least we know we will come back alive.”Thompson and Back support soldiers’ charities and This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Thompson and Back at Camp BastionWhile his team-mates were lying on a beach or enjoying some five-star luxury, the first thing England hooker Steve Thompson did at the end of last season was pack his bags and fly to Afghanistan.Fire practice: Back learns to shootHe flew into Camp Bastion – dubbed Camp Hell by British squaddies – with former England team-mate Neil Back on a morale-boosting mission at the request of Leeds kitman Dave Matthews. Thompson and Back, World Cup winners in 2003, risked their own safety to witness what Britain’s soldiers experience in the war-torn region. They were taken out on patrol in Kabul with 258 Signal Squadron where they faced the constant threat of suicide bombers.“When Dave asked me and Backy to get involved we didn’t hesitate,” says Thompson. “Seeing the professionalism of the troops was inspiring, but when you’re told there could be a suicide bomber literally around the corner it’s terrifying.”The men flew out with a platoon of new recruits before heading to Camp Souter for three nights’ training in searing heat.Thompson says: “The dedication of our Armed Forces is unbelievable. They’re working in temperatures exceeding 45°C carrying packs weighing 70 pounds.”Matthews’s nephew Marc is a corporal in 258 Squadron and suggested the visit. Says Back: “My family thought I was nuts going out but I had no hesitation. In many ways an army unit is like a rugby team, with the camaraderie, mickey-taking and teamwork.”Thompson, 32, was put through hostage negotiation training while Back went head-to-head with a military attack dog. The pair also met troops who had been seriously wounded.center_img Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

Demonstrators turn on journalists during protests

first_img India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Follow the news on India News RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img March 3, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News June 10, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific September 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstrators turn on journalists during protests Reporters Without Borders deplores the threats and violence against journalists during demonstrations that the All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) organized last week in several cities in the northeastern state of Assam.The media freedom organization calls on the authorities to condemn all such violence against journalists and to do whatever is necessary to prevent any recurrence.Several journalists were attacked by demonstrators while covering the protests, held on 28 August. They included Amulya Nath of News Live TV, who was beaten up and whose camera was taken. Four other journalists reported being the victims of similar violence and a media truck was torched.Four local journalists’ organizations – Journalists’ Forum Assam, Electronic Media Forum Assam, Assam Photo Journalists Association and Assam Union of Working Journalists – issued statements condemning the violence and urging the authorities to identify those responsible without delay.Violence between Muslims and Bodos, a local indigenous group, has torn Assam for months, leaving more more than 80 dead and prompting 400,000 to flee the region. Citing national security grounds, the government has blocked hundreds of websites and social network accounts in a bid to suppress content inciting violence.When a protest in Mumbai on 11 August triggered similar communal violence, the police used tear-gas to disperse demonstrators, who reacted by turning on journalists covering the event. Three journalists were injured and several media trucks, including an ABP News truck, were torched. Other media equipment was also damaged by demonstrators.India is ranked 131st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alertslast_img read more

Evoqua Water Technologies Announces Launch of Secondary Public Offering

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleStocks push to more gains, and record highs, on Wall StreetNext articleCommunity Outreach Center gets Little Free Library Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) today announced the launch of a secondary public offering of 16,382,793 shares of its common stock by certain institutional shareholders of the company, including certain affiliates of AEA Investors LP (collectively, the “Selling Shareholders”). The shares will be offered from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The company is not selling any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares being sold by the Selling Shareholders in the offering. It is anticipated that, upon completion of the offering, the Selling Shareholders will have disposed of all of their remaining shares of the company’s common stock. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is acting as sole bookrunner and underwriter for the offering. An automatic shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to these securities was filed on March 4, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and became effective upon such filing. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and the documents incorporated by reference in that registration statement, as well as the prospectus supplement related to this offering. Copies of these documents are available at no charge on the SEC’s website at Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from: Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037 or by email at [email protected] The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Evoqua Water Technologies ​Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services and expertise to support industrial, municipal and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 160 locations across ten countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installations worldwide, our employees are united by a common purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life. View source version on CONTACT: Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. Dan Brailer, Investor Contact Telephone: 724-720-1605 Email:[email protected] Water Technologies Corp. Sarah Brown, Director of Corporate Communications Telephone: 506-454-5495 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT FINANCE ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES SOURCE: Evoqua Water Technologies Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 04:41 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 04:41 PM Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Evoqua Water Technologies Announces Launch of Secondary Public Offeringlast_img read more

Syracuse Theta Tau fraternity suspended for ‘extremely racist’ video

first_imgGoogle Maps(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse University suspended one of its professional fraternity chapters after video surfaced showing members of Theta Tau acting in an “extremely racist” and “homophobic” manner, the university’s chancellor said.The video — made public by the school’s independent newspaper, The Daily Orange, on Wednesday — shows the engineering fraternity using racist, ethnic and sexist slurs, and other offensive language, while pretending to perform sexual acts on each other.Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud called the students’ conduct in the footage “extremely troubling and disturbing” in a statement released Wednesday.“Videos showing this offensive behavior have surfaced online. They include words and behaviors that are extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities,” Syverud said.“The conduct is deeply harmful and contrary to the values and community standards we expect of our students. There is absolutely no place at Syracuse University for behavior or language that degrades any individual or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, disability or religious beliefs.”Syracuse University’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities suspended the fraternity, effectively halting all activities, after confirming Theta Tau’s involvement, according to the statement.The university’s Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident and looking to “identify individuals involved and to take additional legal and disciplinary action,” Syverud said.The university has not released the footage, citing the ongoing investigation, but part of the video was available on The Daily Orange’s website as of late Wednesday evening.It was originally posted to a secret Facebook group called “Tau of Theta Tau,” according to The Daily Orange, which said the video was filmed at the Theta Tau frat house.Some students held on-campus protests Wednesday afternoon, marching near the chancellor’s home with signs and chanting for the video to be released.The demonstrators, including some who marched for more than three hours, pointed to the footage as an example of systemic racism and sexism at Syracuse University, according to local news reports.Theta Tau is the fourth fraternity to be suspended by the university this academic year, according to The Daily Orange. The university suspended the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity last week following a monthslong investigation into hazing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/11/20

first_imgFebruary 12, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/11/20 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 126, Chicago 114Philadelphia 110, L.A. Clippers 103New Orleans 138, Portland 117San Antonio 114, Oklahoma City 106Houston 116, Boston 105NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 3, Detroit 2NY Islanders 5, Philadelphia 3Florida 5, New Jersey 3Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 1 — OTToronto 3, Arizona 2 — OTMinnesota 4, Vegas 0NY Rangers 4, Winnipeg 1Dallas 4, Carolina 1Colorado 3, Ottawa 0Edmonton 5, Chicago 3St. Louis 1, Anaheim 1 — game postponedTOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLDayton 81, Rhode Island 67Maryland 72, Nebraska 70Kentucky 78, Vanderbilt 64Penn St. 88, Purdue 76Michigan St. 70, Illinois 69LSU 82, Missouri 78San Diego St. 82, New Mexico 59Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oxfess and Oxlove back online

first_imgOxfess and Oxlove have returned online, after the administrators of the pages took them down following abusive comments.Last week, Cherwell revealed that the popular anonymous submission pages – which are administered by the same team – were taken offline after some “particularly nasty” abuse was aimed at the admins.However, the pages have now reappeared and are posting as normal. Cherwell contacted one of the admins of the page who declined to comment.Oxlove, which was created last year following the success of Cambridge-based page Crushbridge, allowed students to anonymously submit posts declaring their love for other students.A few weeks after Oxlove’s inception, the admins created Oxfess, which received widespread attention and praise after lifting the lid on student mental health in an unexpected way.Both pages received between 150 and 200 submissions a day, and had a post reach of between 100,000 and 200,000 views per week.In a June 2017 interview with Cherwell, one of the pages’ admins said: “I realised there would be some mental health stuff [on Oxfess], but I didn’t realise the extent to which it would be the case.“It’s nice that people feel that there’s a place to talk about these things.”Oxford’s third major anonymous submissions page, Oxfeud, has been inactive since January, after receiving constant criticism for allegedly providing a platform for hate speech.last_img read more

Edible nut pricing

first_imgAlmonds: The Californian almond bloom was good, but there were widespread reports of a late frost that affected a number of countries to differing degrees. This will have impacted on the final crop figure come the harvest in August/September.Walnuts: To date, the volumes of new season walnuts imported from both China and India have been minimal. UK and European stock levels are lower than usual, but with little new demand, there has been far less activity in the processing factories and negligible purchasing from processors to farmers.Cashews: After limited activity over the past two to three months, there has been a surge in demand, largely coming from the major European roasters and salters who have taken advantage of the stronger Euro. The bottom line is that the end-consumers’ desire to indulge in higher-value but feelgood products will prevail, despite the economic downturn.Pecans: Sterling prices are now trading at levels some 35% higher than last year. The potential good news is that, weather permitting, pricing into 2010 should be better.Pistachios: This market has continued to increase and to confound all historical precedents. A combination of a weak sterling, set against the significantly reduced US crop this season, with Iran largely out of the picture, has resulted in an explosion of pricing across the trade.? Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more