Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange
John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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. Anna Sokolidou | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. £10k to invest in the 2020 stock market crash? I think these are the best UK shares to buy now 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Which shares should we buy in the 2020 stock market crash? I’d suggest taking advantage of low prices and investing for the long term. In this article I’ll explain how and why. Growth sharesIt is widely thought that growth stocks are the smartest option during a downturn. They tend to outperform when industrial companies, banks and other cyclicals do the opposite. This is a view held by financial giants such as Goldman Sachs.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…The 2020 stock market crash was unprecedented. It led to a surge in demand for grocery delivery services, video games and cloud usage. However, the big question remains if that demand can last long. Everyone expects the lockdown in the UK to end next month. Even though I believe there may be a second Covid-19 wave, it will not last forever. So, the demand for ‘lockdown’ services mentioned above could recede, putting pressure on growth companies’ earnings and stocks.How does this affect our investing decisions? An example of a company benefiting from the lockdown seems to be Ocado that offers grocery delivery services. Yet the firm’s fundamentals are not very appealing to me. The shares appreciated dramatically between March and May, but its earnings record is not impressive at all. 2019 was loss-making for Ocado, even though its revenue surged.Free from worryI feel the safest option would be to invest in a FTSE 100 index tracker that includes a large variety of companies in different sectors. On average the return of such a tracker is about 8% per year. Most index funds provide the opportunity to reinvest dividends and to apply a pound-cost-averaging method. This involves investing a fixed amount of money, say every month. Such a method would allow you to avoid investing your entire savings just before a stock market crash. But do think carefully as investing in a FTSE 100 tracker would also mean buying loss-making companies that have slashed their dividends, such as IAG, easyJet and Carnival Corporation. Conservative investingI fully agree with my colleague Matthew Dumigan that it’s essential to invest for the long term. To make the most of this approach, you might want to buy shares of large cyclical companies. My favourite firms to buy and hold for the long term are Legal & General, Lloyds and Rio Tinto. All of them have low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios and are not overvalued. Moreover, they have high credit ratings that reflect their healthy balance sheets and cash flow positions. I feel they have strong future prospects.But their cyclicality means they could have downs as well as ups. Financial companies will most probably face short-term profitability pressure. So investing in Legal & General and Lloyds might lead to temporary losses. Rio Tinto is a mining company that extracts iron ore, copper and other metals. Given that the Covid-19 crisis led to a fall in manufacturing activity and a fall in demand for these materials, Rio’s sales revenue will stay under pressure for some time. However, the current downturn will pass. Given that these companies are financially sound and cheap, they will likely allow you to outperform an index fund.But many roads lead to Rome and there are more alternatives available to you if you’d like to invest for the long term. Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the companies mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 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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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares We are seemingly getting closer and closer to the end of lockdown. For most businesses, it has been a major hit to their economic situation. This is why I am on the lookout for encouraging signs. Last week Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) hinted at some such positivity.As to whether Taylor Wimpey shares will continue to rise – that is difficult to determine. We don’t know yet what kind of impact the lockdown will have on the economy.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…Taylor Wimpey shares on the riseOn Friday, the housebuilder gave some positive signs for the industry. It said it was now seeing more “sustained demand”. Specifically, it has seen sales rates, website visits, and customer appointments all increase. It is no surprise then that as I write this, Taylor Wimpey shares are up almost 5% on the day.Interestingly, Taylor Wimpey shares have been on the rise since lockdown for the sector ended a few weeks ago. I say interestingly because any bounce back in the housing market is far from certain.In the week to the end of May, the company said it saw bookings to view houses jump threefold, while traffic to its website increased 32%. Though, as CEO Pete Redfern said the market “will take weeks or months to get back to full normality”.I think this statement is really only true under one condition – that the UK economy doesn’t go into recession. Unfortunately, I think it may be too early to tell if this will be the case or not.Bad times ahead?There are of course, strong arguments to suggest a recession is possible. Businesses across the board have been hit by lockdown. Despite government efforts to keep the worst of it at bay, we really don’t know yet if they have been successful.If a recession does hit, the property sector could be one of the worse affected. People without jobs don’t buy new houses. The normal tool for helping us out of recession is of course low interest rates. At 0.1% there is not much room for the Bank of England to move.It is also worth noting that house prices were flat, if not declining, before the coronavirus hit. If the market was soft before the troubles, I doubt it will be strong after them.As a potential investment though, Taylor Wimpey shares may still offer some opportunity. One could argue that lockdown made them artificially low compared to even a normal, weak market.Even having bounced from recent lows, at 170p Taylor Wimpey shares are about 30% lower than they were before lockdown. I suspect there is some immediate upside that could be had, deepening on the broader news surrounding lockdown.That said, as an investment for a year or two, I see a lot of risk. Taylor Wimpey shares may well continue their rise for the next month or so, but who knows what will come when the full consequences of lockdown become apparent. 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Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Amy SowderPosted Sep 11, 2017 In the U.S. Virgin Islands, a report on the Diocese of Alabama’s website shows that Irma heavily damaged St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church on the island of St. John. Meanwhile, the Rev. Gregory Gibson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church on St. Croix, the oldest parish in the Virgin Islands (founded in 1760) reported that the historic Gothic church was not damaged, though they were without power for Sept. 10 services.A photo sent by cellphone show damage done by Irma last week to St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo: Diocese of AlabamaThe Rev. Ian Rock, rector of St. George’s Anglican Church on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, said that supplies, food and water may become limited as some have looted the stores in town. Two Anglican schools on Tortola are mostly in good shape, and Rock opened his parish as a shelter for over 100 people, the report said. The Diocese of Alabama has a companion diocese relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands, which encompasses both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.Episcopalian Yvonne O’Neal was in Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands when Irma hit. She reported via Facebook that the islands suffered severe destruction and need food and water and assistance.“I have never seen such devastation in my life. Irma razed these islands to the ground,” she wrote later during the afternoon of Sept. 10. “Rich and poor are homeless. Many are hungry. We thank God for life.”Irma dropped to a Category 3 range on Sept. 9 and 10 as it passed between the north coast of Cuba and the Bahamas.“We are without electricity, in the dark, only trusting in God. We feel the wind howling. People are scared,” the Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Cuba, said in a blog post written at noon on Sept. 9. “We are in the temple in vigil.”She said others were reporting hearing trees, ceilings and walls falling. “The rain is terrible, the wind cannot be described,” she wrote. “We take care of each other, especially the children and the elderly.”The bishop said Cubans would “have to bravely face what the hurricane has left.”After battering those islands with 125 mph winds for hours on end, the storm strengthened again as it moved over the straits of Florida. The storm made landfall on Cudjoe Key as a Category 4 hurricane about 10 a.m. Sept. 10. That landfall was the first time on record that two Category 4 or stronger hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in the same year. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas two weeks earlier.Hugging Florida’s west coast, Irma went over land again midafternoon Sept. 10 at Marco Island. As the storm traveled up the Florida Peninsula, it flung its winds and rain across the entire state. Streets flooded in Miami and at least one construction crane toppled onto Biscayne Boulevard. Millions are without power. The head of the state’s largest utility estimated that half the state had no electricity.It wasn’t wind, rain or storm surge that directly damaged the Diocese of Southwest Florida offices in Sarasota, but sewage. Officials had prepared for those other eventualities, said Director of Communications J. Garland Pollard, but not the sewage. He estimated the staff will have to relocate for a couple of weeks.The Rev. Edward Gleason, rector of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, told his congregation on Sept. 11 via a video on Facebook that the church had only suffered minor rain damage. Gleason reported from Mississippi, where he and family evacuated late last week. The parish’s facilities manager surveyed the campus earlier in the day.“Of course, not all of us will have stories that are this bright and we will have neighbors who are worn and weary,” he said. “Let’s continue our prayers for the first responders and all those who are working to get our power lines fixed and the trees out of the way.”He prayed that those who had suffered losses would find help in rebuilding and that “those who have been delivered will rejoice and lend a helping hand.”For those just beginning the relief and recovery process, Gleason also urged a healthy dose of patience — with the power company and with finding gasoline and other needed supplies. “Perhaps most of all, patience with all of that traffic on I-75 that will surely build up on the way back home,” he added.Episcopalians at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota in the Diocese of Southwest Florida had sandbagged their buildings and shrouded many parts of the church in plastic. Sexton Rafael Gonzalez visited the grounds on Sept 11 and found little damage.Pollard told ENS by phone from Sarasota on Sept. 11 that from what he and his diocesan colleagues have been able to learn thus far, Trinity’s and Redeemer’s stories are typical. “Everyone took this seriously and prepared very seriously, and that’s a good lesson,” he said.However, there is not yet word from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island, where Irma made its second Florida landfall.In the Diocese of Central Florida, many Episcopalians felt blessed in the hours since Irma passed over them, said the Rev. John Motis, deacon at Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Wales. Motis is the diocesan Episcopal Relief & Development coordinator and participated in an 8 a.m. conference call with representatives from most of the dioceses in the southeastern United States.“So far, by and large, everybody I’ve communicated with is sounding very positive and feeling fortunate,” Motis told Episcopal News Service by phone the morning of Sept. 11. “There is water damage, for sure, but no roofs torn off.”Motis spoke with the Rev. Tom Seitz, rector of his church, who toured the church property on Sept. 11 and found some leaks and debris but not much else.Of course, almost everyone in Polk County, Florida, has been without power since as early as 4 p.m. Sept. 10, about nine hours before the storm crossed over the county about 1 a.m. Sept. 11, Motis said.“That’s surprising,” Motis said about the power cutting off so early. “It was so quiet when the eye passed over us, but before that, the blow seemed like it lasted forever — I mean, are you kidding?”Meanwhile, Georgia began to feel Irma’s strength. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Hurricane Irma makes a second landfall near Marco Island, Florida, in the afternoon of Sept. 10. After making landfall at Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m. EDT, Irma made a second landfall on Marco Island at 3:35 p.m. A wind gust of 142 mph was reported at the Naples airport just to the north, according to the National Weather Service. The entire state of Florida felt Irma’s winds and rain. Photo: NASA GOES-16 satellite[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Stephen Morris welcomed 14 guests into his family’s home in St. Petersburg, Florida, for a sleepover as Hurricane Irma uprooted trees, tore off branches, downed a power line and cut off electricity and hot water on his street.Meanwhile, Morris, a visiting Swiss couple and local friends who were in mandatory evacuation zones were protected in the home on high ground covered with corrugated steel hurricane shutters.“We sat in there for 24 or more hours, with no outside light; it’s like you’re stuck in a casino in Vegas,” Morris said with a laugh.“Now the big cleanup starts. It’s a mess,” he said. “But it’s not as bad as it could’ve been, and we’re grateful.”But tread carefully, or wait, response experts say. Standing water and downed trees and limbs, some possibly hiding still-live power lines, are a hazard.A tree fell on a power line and knocked it down on the street where the Very Rev. Stephen Morris, dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. He sheltered 14 visitors as Hurricane Irma crossed the area overnight between Sept. 10 and 11. Photo: Stephen MorrisThe Cathedral Church of St. Peter in St. Petersburg, where Morris is the dean, still has power, likely because it’s next to city hall, he said, but it has a few leaks and debris. Like many Episcopal churches across the state, the cathedral canceled its Sunday service Sept. 10, but the Rev. Katie Churchwell, canon for community outreach, led an online service on Facebook. Most of the staff and clergy evacuated, so there will only be a skeleton crew there Sept. 12. Morris expects usual business to resume by Sept. 14.The Caribbean islands south of the Florida peninsula did not fare as well.Hurricane Irma’s death toll in the Caribbean stands at 36, including 10 in Cuba, according to the Associated Press. One death in Florida was linked to the storm as of midafternoon Sept. 11, the news service said.Irma was a Category 5 hurricane when it pulverized parts of the Leeward Islands on late Sept. 5 into Sept. 6. It decimated Barbuda with its 1,600 residents before turning to St. Martin and St. Barthelemy and going past Anguilla. The storm then lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and later the Dominican Republic and Haiti, all places with Episcopal Church congregations. Information about the status of those churches is trickling in. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Irma’s damage slowly coming into focus across the Caribbean and Florida Press Release Service — The Rev. 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We reprint this article, written on Feb. 9 by Manlio Dinucci, the military analyst for the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, about U.S.-NATO forces increasing pressure in the East against Russia and planning yet another invasion of Libya in Africa.NATO bomber over LibyaParticipating (as is now required) in the meeting of European Union defense ministers on Feb. 5 in Amsterdam, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised U.S. “plans to substantially increase their military presence in Europe, by increasing four times the amount they spend on military presence in Europe, so they can fund more troops in the Eastern part of the Alliance, so they can finance the prepositioning of heavy equipment, tanks, armored vehicles and other kinds of heavy equipment. And also more exercises and more investments in infrastructure.” In this way, according to Stoltenberg, “EU-NATO cooperation is reinforced.” [nato.int, Feb. 5]But it had a very different purpose. Immediately after the end of the Cold War in 1992, Washington emphasized in a “white paper” on military strategy, the fundamental importance to preserve the NATO military alliance as the channel of U.S. influence and participation in European affairs, preventing the creation of solely European arrangements that would undermine the command structure of the alliance — that is, the U.S. command.Mission accomplished: Twenty-two of the 28 EU countries, with more than 90 percent of the EU population, are now part of NATO under U.S. command, which the EU recognizes as the foundation of collective defense. By pressuring East European governments, which are closer to the U.S. than to the EU, Washington has been able to reopen a new Cold War on the eastern front, breaking growing Russia-EU economic ties that are dangerous to U.S. interests. Throughout Eastern Europe, on the highest flagpoles, the stars and stripes banner is now waving, along with that of NATO.In Poland, new Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has held his press conferences with the flag of the EU lowered. Indeed the EU flag has often been burned in the streets by “patriots” who support the government’s refusal to host refugees (who were forced out of their homelands by U.S.-NATO wars), calling them “non-white invaders.” While they prepare for the NATO Summit, set in Warsaw in July, Poland plans to establish a joint brigade of 4,000 soldiers along with Lithuania and Ukraine (which are already in NATO), trained by U.S. forces.In Estonia the government announced a military “Schengen Area,” which allows U.S.-NATO forces to freely enter the country. [The Schengen Agreement allows movement of people inside the EU.]On the southern front, connected to the east, the United States is about to launch a new war from Europe to occupy the economically and strategically important coastal zone in Libya, with the pretext of liberating this region from the Islamic State group, also called ISIS.This is a move to regain ground, now that the Russian intervention in Syria in support of government forces has blocked U.S.-NATO plans to demolish the Syrian state, using, as they did in Libya in 2011, groups like ISIS and al-Qaida, armed and trained by the CIA, funded by Saudi Arabia and supported by Turkey and others.The operation in Libya “under Italian management” that the Pentagon warned would require “boots on the ground” — that is, ground forces — has come from an agreement of the U.S. not with the EU, which does not exist in this arena as a unified entity, but individually with the dominant European powers, especially France, Britain and Germany. These powers are in competition with each other and with the United States, but they join together when their fundamental [imperialist] interests are at stake.What was revealed recently in a 2011 email to Hillary Clinton, [from Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s adviser] when she was secretary of state, was emblematic of the policy toward Libya: The U.S. and France attacked Libya primarily to block Gadhafi’s plan to use the huge Libyan gold and silver reserves to create an African currency as an alternative to the CFA franc. The CFA franc is the currency set by France in its 14 former colonies. The Libyan plan [which Dinucci wrote about in Il Manifesto newspaper in April 2011] sought further to free Africa from the domination of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. For that reason Libya was destroyed, and the same forces that destroyed Libya are now preparing to invade Libya to bring “peace.”Translation by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this