Lux Island Resorts Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is now the time to sell my Shell shares?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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! Is now the time to sell my Shell shares? There’s an old maxim in the wealth management business that no one ever lost money investing in Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB) shares. No matter how excited young analysts get about the next big thing in battery metals, cloud data storage or AI, they would still recommend buying Shell shares. That’s because the Anglo-Dutch giant has offered predictable dividend income since 1945. But could the tide have turned on Shell shares for good? 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It came as a massive market shock to see the CEO Ben van Beurden cross the Rubicon and slash the dividend in 2020. Suddenly Shell shares didn’t seem so bomb-proof any more. Shell shares the blameAs Reuters reported in September, Shell is now undergoing a painful $5bn cost-cutting programme to refocus its business model on renewable energy and low-carbon tech. Could the turnaround have come a few years too late?Oil isn’t going away as an industrial fuel, no matter the headlines around greener technologies like solar, wind, biofuels or hydrogen. But the margins will likely be much lower than they were. And that means fewer profits for Shell to play with. Analysts have been warning for a while that Shell’s debt-heavy balance sheet was strained. But these fears were dismissed because the company seemed to be making its shareholders rich over time.Debt weighs it downShell is putting strict targets on its business model to reduce net debt from $73.5bn to $65bn. In happier economic times, massive debt piles like this didn’t seem like much of a problem. After all, Shell shares were solid, and it had the market’s confidence.But in April a trio of the world’s most powerful investment banks and ratings agencies — Morgan Stanley, S&P and Fitch — downgraded Shell’s debt. That means it will cost more to borrow money in the future.It took a global pandemic to really shine a light on the creaking areas of Shell’s business. There’s no going back now. The veil has been lifted and its weak underbelly has been exposed. Get progressiveIn late October van Beurden announced a new plan to reduce Shell’s debt and increase payouts to shareholders. “Ongoing work to reshape Shell’s portfolio is expected to deliver continued cash generation,” the multinational said.The main takeaway is that Shell shares will now be subject to a progressive dividend policy. So its board will look to grow dividends per share by 4% per year, with a target to distribute 20%-30% of cash flow from operations to shareholders. This will be done with a combination of share buybacks and dividends. But I think the long-term structural problems for the company outweigh these positives. I don’t always agree with City analysts who seem to think that this is enough to recommend Shell again now.Shell seemed like such a good investment in the past because its dividend yield was nearing double-digits. At such a high payout, with all dividends reinvested, investors could have doubled their money in under a decade. And I’ll admit I was a little too taken with the 8.8% dividend yield on offer back in February. That’s greed for you. I’ve since sold out of my Shell shares. I think there are better long-term options on the table elsewhere in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. Tom Rodgers | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 | More on: RDSB TomRodgers 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.center_img 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. 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Championship blog: B&I Cup quarter-final wrap

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And finally…This week sees a return to GKIPA Championship action. The one to watch is at Vallis Way where bottom-placed Ealing take on fellow strugglers Nottingham on Saturday, 3pm kick-off. Ealing must win to keep any survival hopes alive. By Richard GraingerLeeds double bubble not yet burstLeeds 41, Plymouth 21Carnegie’s hopes of the double are still very much alive after they dispatched Plymouth in front of a meager crowd of just over five hundred at Headingley on Friday night.Showing the knack: Jonah Holmes scores for WaspsJonah Holmes, the 22 year-old dual registered winger who scored for London Wasps against Saracens last weekend, crossed twice to take his try tally to 12 tries from 18 games, his first coming after just 22 seconds.Albion conceded a second early try when David Doherty dotted down in the seventh minute, but hit back with 18 unanswered points before the turnaround. Plymouth tries came from Tom Bowen and Chris Elder with six points coming from the boot of Declan Cusack.But the second half belonged exclusively to Leeds who took control of the game with tries from Holmes, Oli Goss and a penalty try to add to Alex Lozowski’s five-pointer just before the break.Plymouth, who have now lost four games in a row and have nothing to play for other than pride, face another tough trip to Headingley this weekend in the GKIPA Championship.“The boys have said they want to come back and put in a big performance,” said Albion head coach, James Shanahan.“We can’t just turn up and make up the numbers because Leeds are a side that will put 50, 60 or 70 points on you without thinking about it, so we have to turn up right.”Leeds now look forward to a trip to the Memorial Ground on Sunday 4th May to take on Bristol for a place in the final, in what could turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the division’s play-offs.Bristol leave it late as Titans run out of playersBristol 39, Rotherham 24Bristol scored four tries to Rotherham’s two at the Memorial Ground on Friday night, but this one was an awful lot closer than the score suggests.The Titans led 24-22 with 12 minutes to go, and it took Iain Grieve’s late score and Charlie Amesbury’s injury time try to settle the matter.Head Coach Lee Blackett, still stunned by the Titans late reversal said,“It’s a tough one to swallow; the game was there for the taking.” He added, “We made line-break after line-break… to only score 24 points in a game like that is disappointing.” Two of the four Greene King IPA Championship’s clubs in action this weekend are set to meet in the semi-finals of the British & Irish Cup, leaving two others with nothing to look forward to but next season’s action.center_img Injuries didn’t help Rotherham, who finished the game with four props on the field, with two of them playing in the back row.Munster massacred by neighboursLeinster A 47, Munster A 15Munster may be left to fly the flag for the Emerald Isle in Europe, but their second string were put to the sword at Donnybrook on Friday night.Cathal Marsh scored 27 points as head coach Girvan Dempsey’s side, unbeaten in the B&I Cup this season, march menacingly towards the final.Leinster now face Pontypridd, the defending Principality Premiership champions, in the semi-final at Sardis Road.Way back in blue: Dempsey as a playerThe ‘House of Pain’ will be an agonizing experience for one of the Celtic sides, who will miss out on the chance to face an English club in the final.Current holders Leinster romped home in a six-try rout built on a solid first half performance that gave them an almost unassailable 25-3 lead.Pirates sunk by late penaltyCornish Pirates 14, Pontypridd 16  The Pirates, who were one of the top qualifiers from the pool stages, were left to survey the wreckage of their season when Ponty fly-half Simon Humberstone knocked over a penalty with four minutes left, to complete the scoring.But the first half belonged to the hosts, who were well worth their 14-6 interval lead. Aaron Carpenter touched down for the Pirates and Kieran Hallett was on target with three penalties, in reply to two from Humberstone.But the travelling support — colloquially known as the ‘Valley Commandos’ — outnumbered the Cornish faithful by almost three to one, and roared their side to victory in a second period dominated by the Welshmen.Liam Belcher crossed for a try for Ponty in the final 10 minutes which Humberstone converted before nailing the all-important three-pointer. Swashbuckling: Pontypridd stormed past Cornish Pirates to reach the B&I semis last_img read more

Matt Giteau mines former teammate Jonny Wilkinson for information on winning World Cup

first_imgThe new selection rules mean that Giteau and Toulon teammate Drew Mitchell are welcomed back into the Australia squad and the pair watched their compatriots lose to England in November from the Twickenham stands.“When I was having a few beers, it never crossed my mind that they might relax the rules. The rules were in place as they were, so at that point it was just really we had a break from Toulon.“I’m massively more appreciative of it all now that I’m back with Australia. I suppose I am more grateful than I was. Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau after Toulon’s Top 14 final victory in 2014 Having been in the international wilderness for four years since joining French side Toulon, Australia centre Matt Giteau didn’t have much need to think about winning the 2015 World Cup.But since the Wallabies relaxed their international selection criteria to allow players plying their trade abroad, Giteau has been back in the fold for this year’s tournament.Having been on the receiving end of Jonny Wilkinson’s heroics in the 2003 final in Sydney, and four years later in the quarter-final in Marseille, who better to ask for tips on how to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.Although the former England fly-half isn’t playing ball as the hosts prepare to take on the Wallabies in a clash that could decide their fate in their home tournament.“I’d make him feel guilty – I’d make him feel really guilty,” said Giteau of exploiting Wilkinson’s good nature.“He won’t answer my calls this week, and I’ve tried him a lot! He won’t answer me this week, maybe next week.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “When you’re playing consistently I think you take it for granted – it’s a shocking thing to take it for granted, playing for your country.“But now that I’ve been given a second chance… little things like getting your kit again make you feel 19 like when it all started. I certainly take nothing for granted now.” Jonny Wilkinson stops answering Matt Giteau’s calls as England prepare to face Australia at the Rugby World Cuplast_img read more

Violence against journalists continues with a murder, beating and shooting

first_img News September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against journalists continues with a murder, beating and shooting Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply saddened by the murder of Maqbool Hussain Sail of the Online news agency, who was gunned down today in Dera Ismael Khan, in North-West Frontier Province, as he was going to see a local politician at his home. The killing followed attacks on at least two other journalists in the past few days.“These attacks show the degree of the hostility to which the Pakistani press is exposed,” the press freedom organisation said. “They come amid demonstrations by journalists for more pay and better protection from the government against criminals who take advantage of the climate of impunity to intimidate the media. We call for the arrest and punishment of those responsible.”Sail, 32, was gunned down by two men on motorcycle on the road leading to the home of Nawab Azek, the head of the local branch of the Pakistan People’s Party. He was hit six times and died while being rushed to hospital. Noting that he was a Shiite, the police said he could have been the victim of sectarian violence by members of the majority Sunni community.C.R. Shamsi, the deputy editor of the Urdu-language daily Ausaf and former secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, was attacked by the federal labour minister’s staff in Islamabad two days ago when he tried to talk to the minister about a national demonstration by journalists that was due to take place soon.The minister told Shamsi he should come and talk to him about it in his office. When Shamsi insisted on telling him immediately, the minister told his driver and bodyguard to “teach him a lesson.” Shamsi’s ear drum was seriously injured in the attack.The same day, two men opened fire on the home of Shakil Anjum, the correspondent of the English-language daily, The News, in the province of Punjab, injuring his son and his nephew. Anjum suspects the attack was ordered by a local political who was the subject of one of his recent articles.Meanwhile reporter Mushtaq Ghuman of the Islamabad-based Business Recorder said he had received threatening phone calls and suspected Intelligence Bureau agents were trying to put him on his guard about an article he was writing concerning the prime minister. Help by sharing this information RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img to go further Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

first_img Subscribe 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a $ 386,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Pasadena Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.“Traffic safety ranks among the highest priorities of the Pasadena Police Department” said Police Chief Phillip Sanchez. “Collisions have claimed three lives in Pasadena this year and these programs will assist us in our goal of reducing fatal collisions in the future.”After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions saw slight increases in 2011 and 2012. Particularly worrisome are recent increases in pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities and the dangers of distracting technologies. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such asdrunk and drugged driving and speeding.“California’s roadways are still among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft.“But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users. The Pasadena Police Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts.”Activities that the grant will fund include:• DUI checkpoints• DUI saturation patrols• Motorcycle safety enforcement• Distracted driving enforcement• Bicycle and Pedestrian education and safety enforcement• Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement• Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders• Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE)Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Public Safety Pasadena Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 12:12 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newslast_img read more

Snow squalls and gusty winds expected in parts of Midwest and Northeast

first_imgABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The organized part of the winter storm that hit the Northeast on Saturday has ended and it brought 13 inches of snow to Mineville, New York, 16 inches of snow to Woodford, Vermont and 12 inches of snow to Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire.The warmer side of the storm brought over 3 inches of rain to Connecticut and over 2 inches of rain to New York.In the wake of this system, an upper level low pressure system remains very slow to move out of the eastern U.S. and it is creating patches of unsettled weather, mainly in the form of quick moving snow squalls across parts of the Great Lakes and into the Appalachians where snow squalls on Sunday could quickly reduce visibility.Some of these snow squalls could have as much as 6 inches of snow and would add on to current snow pack in parts of the region.Gusty winds along the Northeast coast are a concern today in the wake of the storm with gusts possibly reaching 50 mph at times.This will be gusty enough for some scattered power outages and it certainly will keep afternoon temperatures feeling pretty cold as drier weather is on tap for the big northeastern cities today.Much further west, Hawaii saw its biggest swells of the season with surf reaching 50 feet on Saturday which prompted many surfers to hit the ocean on Saturday in the island chain.Waves are still expected to be elevated today there before another big swell comes on Monday.However, the forecast for Monday’s waves are not expected to be as high as the 50-foot surf we saw on Saturday.It is important to note that extremely large swells are expected in Hawaii this time of the year mainly due to the passing of mid latitude cyclones across the Pacific.Elsewhere, there was record-breaking warmth across southern California on Saturday as Palm Springs reached 90 degrees which broke a daily record.A high of 93 degrees was reported in Camarillo, California, which was also good enough for a daily record.The next big weather story is a strong offshore wind event that will develop in California over the next few days.Wind gusts will gradually increase Sunday night through Tuesday in Northern California, with wind gusts reaching as high as 75 mph in spots and this could result in downed trees and power lines over the next few days.In Southern California winds will increase beginning on Monday with gusts locally as high as 80 mph at times.The event is expected to last into Wednesday and there is fire danger for the region with this wind event.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Closer to a true value for heavy metal concentrations in recent Antarctic snow by improved contamination control

first_imgRecent snow from two sites in the Antarctic Peninsula has been analyzed for Al, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn. Measurement of full procedural blanks and of the extent of penetration of surface contamination has allowed a rigorous appraisal of both sampling and analytical methods. Whilst the particular samples of cored firn used here have been shown to be unsuitable due to penetration of surface contamination into their interiors, surface samples collected directly into acrylic tubes showed very limited penetration of contamination. The surface samples gave the following average concentrations: Al: 0.7±0.3 ng g−1, Cd: 0.26±0.09 pg g−1, Cu: 1.9±0.5 pg g−1, Pb: 6.3±3.3 pg g−1 and Zn: 3.3±1.7 pg g−1. The Pb concentration agrees well with data from other workers for recent snow from East Antarctica, while the values for Cd, Cu and Zn are about ten times lower than have been reported previously, even for ancient Antarctic ice. Although these data refer to only one site and a short time period, it is believed that they are representative of modern Antarctic snow. The true concentrations of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in ancient Antarctic ice are not yet established. However the following limits are suggested for increases over natural background levels due to anthropogenic emissions: Pb 1 to 40 times, Cd 1 to 180 times, Cu 1 to 4.5 times and Zn 1 to 6 times. These results indicate that contamination may have been responsible for reports of anomalous enrichment of several heavy metals in Antarctic snow.last_img read more

Shhhh! LonRes starts listing ‘black book’ off-market properties

first_imgLondon estate agents are increasingly turning to off-market sales to earn fees and find buyers as the capital’s slow sales market continues to bite.That’s the claim made by business-to-business trading platform LonRes, which has launched a service to enable agents selling off-market properties to find purchasers and share their fees.The announcement marks a significant break in protocol within the capital’s informal off-market scene, which traditionally has operated over the tables of central London restaurants rather than the internet.LonRes soft-launched the service two weeks ago but says the response from its subscribing agents has been so positive that 35 off-market properties worth over £225 million have already been listed.This kind of property, which is almost exclusively the preserve of agents selling prime central London multi-million pound houses and apartments, is usually sold via networks of wealthy ‘black book’ contacts.But the service is sensitive. Vendors of off-market homes ask not to be listed on any public portals and Anthony Payne (left), Managing Director of Lonres, has told The Negotiator that privacy is a ‘moot point’ but that “agents will have to communicate sensitively with their clients about using our new service”.“Not only is the network closed to the public, but would-be LonRes subscribers must qualify to join,” he says.“In using the service, selling agents can confidently promote their off-market properties to a wide-range of property professionals, while retaining complete anonymity for their property, client and themselves.”Lonres says off-market properties will be included within its normal listings, but only contain minimal details of the sales opportunity such as price, basic information but not exact market properties LonRes August 14, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Shhhh! LonRes starts listing ‘black book’ off-market properties previous nextMarketingShhhh! LonRes starts listing ‘black book’ off-market propertiesBusiness-to-business subscription platform says it has already had 35 properties worth over £225 million added to its property marketing listings.Nigel Lewis14th August 201901,632 Viewslast_img read more

Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage named next Poet Laureate

first_imgSimon Armitage, the current Oxford Professor of Poetry, hasbeen named the next UK Poet Laureate. His final lecture in his current position will take place onWednesday of 3rd Week, entitled “When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer”. Described by the Culture Secretary as having a “witty andprofound take on modern life…known and respected across the world”,  Armitage has published 28 collections ofpoetry, received a CBE and won the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2018. The decision to award the post, made by the Queen on advicefrom the government, comes days after Imtiaz Dharker publicly declined the positionamongst unconfirmed rumours of her impending appointment. In line with the theme of his latest collection The Unaccompanied, Armitage has said hewishes to create some form of climate change themed initiative and to set up aNational Centre for Poetry. Succeeding the incumbent Carol Ann Duffy, the poet’s tenure asLaureate will last ten years. Carol Ann Duffy remarked at his appointment that Armitage has“touched the matter of our lives with characters and subject matter that livedamong us: teachers and council tenants, chip shops and television shows,figures who drank in the local pub and shopped in the nearby supermarket”.last_img read more