Fears see Irish bond sell-off

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Prince Andrew lashes out at Saudi arms probe

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France confirms €1.89bn haul from FDJ privatisation

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Osasuna vs Athletic Club LIVE in La Liga: Head to Head…

first_imgOsasuna liveTotal Games won Osasuna – 10Total Games  lost Osasuna – 16Total Games draw Osasuna – 10 Osasuna vs Athletic Club LIVE in La Liga: Head to Head Statistics, Laliga LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, latest points table, Fixture and Schedule Previous articleFree Fire shares the Top 3 performers of Free Fire India Championship 2020Next articleCSK vs MI LIVE: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians The El Clásico of Indian Premier League 2020; Watch Live CSK vs MI for Free on your mobile Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter La Liga LIVE between Osasuna vs Athletic Club Here some details related Osasuna vs Athletic Club teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India.La Liga LIVE: Osasuna vs Athletic ClubMatch DetailsMatch – Osasuna vs Athletic ClubDate – 24 Oct 2020Time – 10:00 PM (IST)Where to watch La Liga 2020-21 LIVE in India?La Liga will not be broadcast on any television channel in India. So all the matches can be watched live on La Liga’s official Facebook page.Click here to watch LIVE streaming of La Ligahttps://www.facebook.com/LaLiga FootballLa LigaSportSport News Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Latest Sports News Football Tokyo Olympics: Caster Semenya running against time for Olympic qualification, misses the 5000m cut TAGSLa Liga datesLA Liga LIVEOsasuna vs Athletic Club Fixture and ScheduleOsasuna vs Athletic Club Head to Head StatisticsOsasuna vs Athletic Club latest points tableOsasuna vs Athletic Club LIVEOsasuna vs Athletic Club LIVE Streaming LinkOsasuna vs Athletic Club resultsOsasuna vs Athletic Club teams stats up SHARE Athletic Club live By Kunal Dhyani – October 22, 2020 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football Football Total Games won Athletic Club– 16Total Games lost Athletic Club – 10Total Games draw Athletic Club – 10 Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Sport News Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Sport News Football Last matches of OSASUNA:2020-10-18 EIBAR – OSASUNA 0-02020-10-04 OSASUNA – CELTA 2-02020-09-27 OSASUNA – LEVANTE 1-32020-09-19 GETAFE – OSASUNA 1-02020-09-12 CADIZ – OSASUNA 0-2Last matches of ATHLETIC BILBAO:2020-10-18 ATHLETIC BILBAO – LEVANTE 2-02020-10-04 ALAVES – ATHLETIC BILBAO 1-02020-10-01 ATHLETIC BILBAO – CADIZ 0-12020-09-27 EIBAR – ATHLETIC BILBAO 1-22020-09-12 GRANADA CF – ATHLETIC BILBAO 2-0Match Facts: OSASUNAOSASUNA is unbeaten for 2 matches.OSASUNA has scored at least one goal in the last 2 home matches.Head-to-Head (H2H):2020-02-16 ATHLETIC BILBAO – OSASUNA 0-12019-11-24 OSASUNA – ATHLETIC BILBAO 1-22017-04-01 OSASUNA – ATHLETIC BILBAO 1-22016-10-30 ATHLETIC BILBAO – OSASUNA 1-12014-01-26 OSASUNA – ATHLETIC BILBAO 1-52013-08-23 ATHLETIC BILBAO – OSASUNA 2-02013-03-02 OSASUNA – ATHLETIC BILBAO 0-12012-10-07 ATHLETIC BILBAO – OSASUNA 1-02012-03-11 OSASUNA – ATHLETIC BILBAO 2-12011-10-17 ATHLETIC BILBAO – OSASUNA 3-1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ La Liga: Barcelona sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Lyon Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeEGO Power+Goodbye, Gas! 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British American Tobacco Zambia Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £10,000 right now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head owns shares of IG Group Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended IMI. 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. Here’s how I’d invest £10,000 right now See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 | More on: IGG IMI TEP 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. A stock market crash is often a good opportunity to buy quality stocks at cut-down prices. If you’ve got £10k to invest today, then I think you’re in a great position to build a strong portfolio. Today I want to share my tips on how to invest this cash in quality growth stocks.Specialist engineeringFTSE 250 engineer IMI (LSE: IMI) may not be a name you’re familiar with. IMI specialises in fluid engineering – controlling the movements of fluids within larger systems. Areas where the company is active include medicine, automotive engineering, and heating and cooling systems.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…A surge in demand for ventilators helped the group deliver a strong performance during the first half of 2020. IMI’s pre-tax profit rose by 1% to £94m during the six months to 30 June, despite a 5% reduction in sales.Debt levels look very comfortable to me and IMI has a decent dividend history. However, the company has opted to reduce its payout in order to support future growth. I think this makes sense. IMI’s results suggest to me that the company is able to invest its own cash in areas that will generate attractive returns.The shares look fairly priced to me, on 17 times forecast earnings, with a yield of 2.3%. But I think this could be an excellent buy-and-hold stock.How to invest if you’re worried about another crashStock market conditions remain very uncertain, in my view. If you’re unsure how to invest in these difficult circumstances, one option is to hedge your portfolio. Rather than doing something clever (and risky) with derivatives, my approach is to own shares in IG Group Holdings (LSE: IGG).FTSE 250 firm IG is the UK’s largest online financial trading business. Clients can place leveraged bets on the movement of a huge range of financial securities. When markets get volatile – as we saw in March and April – IG enjoys a sharp rising in trading activity.IG’s pre-tax profit rose by a staggering 52% to £295.9m during the 12 months to 31 May. This lifted the group’s operating profit margin to nearly 45%.Although profits are expected to be lower this year, IG has always been a highly profitable business. With the stock trading on 15 times forecast earnings and offering a yield of 5.9%, I think the shares are still priced to buy.Buy and forgetUtility shares used to be boring and reliable. I’m not sure if this is still true, but one company that has lived up to this promise is Telecom Plus (LSE: TEP).This group trades as Utility Warehouse and is essentially a reseller, offering its members utility services, broadband, mobile, and other home services under one bill.Telecom Plus’s selling points for customers are value and simplicity. The group markets by word-of-mouth and a small army of self-employed agents. It’s a system that seems to work well, perhaps helped by the fact that founder Charles Wigoder still chairs the company and controls 17% of its shares.Although the stock currently looks fully-priced on around 22 times forecast earnings, cash generation is strong, and the shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 4.2%. The payout has not been cut since 2005, suggesting that this is a fairly reliable payout.I see long-term growth and income potential in Telecom Plus and rate the stock as a long-term buy.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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Diocese of the Dominican Republic elects Moisés Quezada Mota bishop…

first_imgDiocese of the Dominican Republic elects Moisés Quezada Mota bishop coadjutor Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York House of Bishops, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Lucila George Woodard says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Elections, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Province IX Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By ENS staffPosted Jul 27, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 29, 2015 at 9:10 pm Sinceras felicitaciones al Revdo. Moises Quezada por motivo de su eleccion como proximo obispo de la diocesis episcopal de la Republica Dominicana. Elevo oraciones a nuestro Padre Celestial para que colme de sabiduria y bendiciones tanto al obispo-electo como a los que estaran bajo su direccion espiritual.LGW Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Latin America, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls People, Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota, center, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Dominican Republic on July 25. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguín, right, upon his retirement. Photo: The Dominican Development Group[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota has been elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.Quezada, 58, rector of Jesus Nazareno and Good Samaritan mission churches in San Francisco de Macoris, was elected on the second ballot out of a field of four nominees.He received 23 votes of 35 cast in the lay order and 29 of 48 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 19 in the lay order and 25 in the clergy order.The election was held July 25 during the diocese’s extra-ordinary convention at The Cathedral Church of the Epiphany in Santo Domingo.Pending a successful consent process, Quezada will succeed the Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguin upon his retirement.Under the canons (III.11.3) of The Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to Quezada’s ordination as bishop coadjutor within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.Biographical information on the bishop coadjutor-elect is here.Pending the required consents, Quezada will be ordained and consecrated as the bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic in February 2016 in Santo Domingo. The bishop coadjutor will serve with Holguin until his retirement, which according to The Episcopal Church’s Constitution (Article II, Section 1) must take place within 36 months of the consecration of the bishop coadjutor.The other nominees were the Rev. P. Salvador Patrick Ros Suarez, 59, rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rahway, New Jersey, Diocese of New Jersey;  the Rev. Ramon Antonio Garcia De Los Santos, 50, vicar of Misiones San Lucas and La Anunciacion in Santiago, a school principal and archdeacon in the north region of the country; and the Rev. Daniel Samuel, 58, vicar of Misiones Santa Maria Virgen, Divina Gracia and San Cornelio, and a school principal.Information about all the nominees is available here. 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What Kwanzaa means for black Americans

first_img Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremonies, there is also African drumming and dancing.It is a time of communal self-affirmation – when famous black heroes and heroines, as well as late family members – are celebrated.As a scholar who has written about racially motivated violence against blacks, directed black cultural centers on college campuses and sponsored numerous Kwanzaa celebrations, I understand the importance of this holiday.For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “black holiday.” It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.History of KwanzaaMaulana Karenga, a noted black American scholar and activist created Kwanzaa in 1966. Its name is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. However, Kwanzaa, the holiday, did not exist in Africa.A candle is lit each day to celebrate the seven basic values of African culture. Ailisa via Shutterstock.comEach day of Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating the seven basic values of African culture or the “Nguzo Saba” which in Swahili means the seven principles. Translated these are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics (building black businesses), purpose, creativity and faith. A candle is lit on each day to celebrate each one of these principles. On the last day, a black candle is lit and gifts are shared.Today, Kwanzaa is quite popular. It is celebrated widely on college campuses, the U.S. Postal Service has periodically issued Kwanzaa stamps, there is at least one municipal park named for it, and there are special Kwanzaa greeting cards.Kwanzaa’s meaning for black communityKwanzaa was created by Karenga out of the turbulent times of the 1960’s in Los Angeles, following the 1965 Watts riots, when a young African-American was pulled over on suspicions of drunk driving, resulting in an outbreak of violence.Subsequently, Karenga founded an organization called Us – meaning, black people – which promoted black culture. The purpose of the organization was to provide a platform, which would help to rebuild the Watts neighborhood through a strong organization rooted in African culture.Karenga called its creation an act of cultural discovery, which simply meant that he wished to point African-Americans to greater knowledge of their African heritage and past.Rooted in the struggles and the gains of the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, it was a way of defining a unique black American identity. As Keith A. Mayes, a scholar of African-American history, notes in his book,“For black power activists, Kwanzaa was just as important as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kwanzaa was their answer to what they understood as the ubiquity of white cultural practices that oppressed them as thoroughly as had Jim Crow laws.”Overturning white definitionsToday, the holiday has come to occupy a central role, not only in the U.S. but also in the global African diaspora.A 2008 documentary, “The Black Candle” that filmed Kwanzaa observances in the United States and Europe, shows children not only in the United States, but as far away as France, reciting the principles of the Nguzo Saba.‘The Black Candle’It brings together the black community not on the basis of their religious faith, but a shared cultural heritage. Explaining the importance of the holiday for African-Americans today, writer Amiri Baraka, says during an interview in the documentary,“We looked at Kwanzaa as part of the struggle to overturn white definitions for our lives.”Indeed, since the early years of the holiday, until today, Kwanzaa has provided many black families with tools for instructing their children about their African heritage.Current activism and KwanzaaStudents celebrate Kwanzaa. Black Hour, CC BY-NCThis spirit of activism and pride in the African heritage is evident on college campus Kwanzaa celebrations – one of which I recently attended. (It was done a few days early so that students going on break could participate.)The speaker, a veteran of the Nashville civil rights movement, spoke about Kwanzaa as a time of memory and celebration. Wearing an African dashiki, he led those in attendance – blacks and whites and those of other ethnicities – in Kwanzaa songs and recitations. On a table decorated in kente cloth, a traditional African fabric, was a kinara, which contains seven holes, to correspond to the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. There were three red candles on the left side of the kinara, and three green candles on the right side of the kinara. The center candle was black. The colors of the candles represent the red, black and green of the African Liberation flag.The auditorium was packed. Those in attendance, young and old, black and white, held hands and chanted slogans celebrating black heroes and heroines, as diverse as the civil rights icons, Rosa Parks and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Jamaican musician Bob Marley.It was a cultural observance that acknowledged solidarity with the struggles of the past and with one another. Like the black power movements, such as today’s Black Lives Matter movement, it is an affirmation of “Black folks’ humanity,” their “contributions to this society” and “resilience in the face of deadly oppression.”Karenga wanted to “reaffirm the bonds between us” (black people) and to counter the damage done by the “holocaust of slavery.” Kwanzaa celebrations are a moment of this awareness and reflection.Frank E. Dobson, Jr. is Associate Dean of Students, Social Justice and Identity, at Vanderbilt University. Dobson has published two novels, The Race is Not Given and Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks & Whites, Love & Death, has also published short fiction as well as scholarly work on Black literature and culture, particularly film. He has published articles on the filmmaker Spike Lee and also on the actor, Woody Strode. Kwanzaa is from December 26th through January 1stBy Frank E. Dobson, Jr. and first published on theconversation.com Please enter your name here Gov. 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