BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash: could this dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stock help you get rich and retire early?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 | More on: BLND 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. 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. 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. The stock market crash has thrown up plenty of FTSE 100 bargains. This makes now a great time to go hunting for shares, because you can pick up top UK companies at bargain valuations. Commercial property giant British Land (LSE: BLND) has taken a beating, but looks a tempting long-term buy to me.The FTSE 100 property developer and investment company’s share price is up more than 6% this morning on better-than-anticipated full-year results. It looks a real bargain, as the estimated value of its office blocks, shopping centres and residential developments are around twice the actual share price.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…Stock market crash bargainBritish Land is under a three-pronged attack. Investors fear the rise of homeworking will hit demand for office space. They worry about the impact of the lockdown on physical retail. The fate of the residential property market is also uncertain.Today’s results show the value of its portfolio falling 10% to £11.16bn in the year to 31 March, with retail sites down by a quarter. The group posted a £1.11bn loss after tax, but was struggling even before the stock market crash. Last year, it lost £320m.Chief executive Chris Grigg admitted the trend towards flexible work may accelerate. However, potential customers are carrying out virtual viewings, and the group is “encouraged by negotiations.” Retail will be more of a struggle. British Land collected just 68% of March rent, a healthy 97% for offices, but just 43% for retail. With luck, a large chunk of that unpaid rent has been deferred rather than lost for good. The danger is that tenants go bust as the stock market crash rolls on. However, British Land enjoys significant headroom over its covenants, and has access to plentiful liquidity.The group suspended its dividend in the stock market crash to conserve cash. Today, management said it would restart payouts “as soon as there is sufficient clarity of outlook.” That’s a vague promise, but at least the board’s showing willing.I’d buy FTSE 100 bargain British Land todayThe advantage of having a widely-diversified portfolio is that some areas may hold up while others struggle. This is the case here, with rental collection and valuations at central London offices surprisingly positive. Also, I suspect the trend towards homeworking may have been overdone, as workers want to get out of the house again.The big attraction of British Land is that the share price has fallen much faster than the value of its underlying assets. Right now, this real estate investment trust (Reit) is trading at a discount of 55% to net asset value. That’s why we like buying shares in a stock market crash. It throws up opportunities like this one.It’ll be a bumpy road to recovery, so you’ll need to hang on for the long term. With that in mind, I’d consider buying British Land today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Stock market crash: could this dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stock help you get rich and retire early? Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Fiji pose the biggest threat from the Pacific Islands

first_imgWhile the focus is on England, Australia and Wales in Pool A, Fiji are known for causing World Cup upsets. So how are they shaping up ahead of RWC 2015? TAGS: Fiji Colourful fans: Fiji will add to the party atmosphere at the World Cup By Mark CoughlanGeorge Smith said recently that Fiji could progress from Pool A (along with Australia, obviously) at the World Cup. Okay, it was probably said with a glint in his wily eye, and designed to wind up the English and Welsh fans, as Australians love to do, but there’s no denying that Fiji are a serious opponent – so is it time for a South Pacific side to make a proper mark at a World Cup? If so, Fiji seem the most likely.The palm-adorned white shirt has certainly made its presence known in previous outings, most famously seeing off Wales at the 2007 World Cup before running South Africa close in that epic quarter-final in Marseille. But there is a different feel about this side now, an order to the chaos and a steel to add to the spirit that is never waning.United: The Fijians will not lack for togetherness in ths tournamentThe players, certainly, are a different force than they once were. Consider the clubs from which their World Cup squad has been assembled – Harlequins, Glasgow, Clermont, Bath, Stade Francais, Timisoara Saracens (Romanian, to answer your next question). It’s a formidable line up of clubs, and makes for a formidable squad that will challenge England on the opening night, and the rest of Pool A in the weeks that follow.The weeks that follow, not days. There, too, the Fijians are coming with a better chance than they’ve had before. It’s taken them enough time, but World Rugby have finally given the minnow nations a fighting chance on the scheduling front. RW writer Russ Petty has gone into more detail, but the smaller nations have an extra rest compared to years gone by, and that could prove vital in leveling the playing field. Interested observers: Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster were in attendance at Fiji’s game against CanadaOn the field, too, Fiji have solved a few issues. Their open running rugby – witnessed yesterday against Canada where inspired by Niko Matawalu they ran in five tries – has caused chaos for opponents throughout the years, but the lack of a conductor at ten has sometimes cost them. Step forward Ben Volavola. Josh Matavesi might be the safe choice at fly half, but Volavola has just been signed as the man to replace Dan Carter at the Crusaders – that’s how highly he is rated down south. Fast feet, quick hands and intelligence well ahead of his years mark him out as one to watch, whether he’s at ten, 12 or 15. Then there’s Crusaders back, Nemani Nadolo, who is 6ft 5in, 20st and can kick goals. He’ll be bringing defenders out in a cold sweat the night before.Don’t forget, too, that Fiji only lost 17-13 to Wales in November last year – and that was despite having 14 men for the last 25 minutes. Ominous stuff. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Still not convinced? How about taking the opening night nerves into account? Lest we forget, England lost the opening match of the 1991 World Cup, and of course France were stunned by Argentina in 2007. If England start slowly on the first night of the World Cup, Fiji will smell blood. And they have the quality to get what they want.Danger man: The Crusaders’ Nemani Nadolo will unsettle plenty of teamsOf course, Fiji aren’t the only South Pacific side heading to the World Cup with history on their mind. Samoa have faced their fair share of off-field problems in the build-up to the World Cup, and while they are missing some big names as a result, they have reached a peace agreement that should give the players fresh impetus. Much like Fiji, the Samoan reach has grown greatly in recent years, and they now have a pool of players who are making their mark at London Irish, Northampton, Cardiff and Toulouse to name just a few. Their pool, too, makes for happier reading than some. South Africa might prove a bridge too far, but Scotland and the USA are seriously beatable. Manage to get out of their group, and Samoa could face Wales in the quarter-final. Anyone remember any World Cup games between those two?last_img read more

Alpha Chi Omega wears denim, helps raise awareness for sexual assault

first_imgFrog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ Facebook Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ printA sorority that annually donates six-figures to organizations helping people overcome from crisis and trauma helped raise awareness for sexual assault last month. The TCU chapter of Apha Chi Omega had multiple events throughout April to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Each year on the last Wednesday in April, the sorority takes part in National Denim Day.Denim Day is the longest-running sexual violence prevention and education campaign. According to the Denim Day informational website, the day began after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because they felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them and implied consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans in support of the victim. “This year to celebrate this impactful day of awareness, all of our members wore denim and we had a tabling event with cookies, a balloon arch and sexual assault teal ribbons,” said Allyson Joyce, sophomore social work and communications double major and Alpha Chi Omega’s VP philanthropy chair. Alpha Chi Omega participates in Denim Day and stands in solidarity with sexual assault survivors. (Photo courtesy of Allyson Joyce)Joyce added one of her favorite things she has done as VP of philanthropy is starting the Alpha Chi Omega survivor support group for her sisters who have experienced trauma.“One-third of college women will experience sexual assault, so awareness and prevention are critical,” said Joyce. “I always tell our members when working with survivors it is important to remember this model: believe, listen, affirm, empower, support.”The chapter mainly works with the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. This year the chapter has raised over $108,000 for the Women’s Center and this semester its members had more than 600 hours of service.Alpha Chi Omega is the top fundraising chapter at TCU, as well as the top fundraising Alpha Chi Omega chapter nationwide. COVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester ReddIt Twitter Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img First-year experience at TCU ReddIt Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Facebook Mia Yarto The Alpha Chi Omega house in greek village (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Twitter Previous articleAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas LegislatureNext articleCOVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester Mia Yarto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College stays unbeaten with victory over Western Texas College

first_img Pinterest COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College stays unbeaten with victory over Western Texas College Pinterest SportsCollegeLocal News TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook SNYDER The No. 4 Odessa College basketball team kept its unbeaten record intact by pulling away for a 78-67 victory over Western Texas College in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play Monday at The Coliseum.Elijah Tate made five 3-pointer en route to a game-high 19 points for the Wranglers (10-0, 3-0 WJCAC) while Jordan Booker added 17 points and six rebounds.Isaac Mushila finished with a double-double for the Westerners with 14 points and 12 rebounds. CJ Smith and Lorenzo Downey led Western Texas College with 16 points each while Lucas Kroft had 14 as well.The Wranglers host Clarendon College at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the OC Sports Center.center_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleBoeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be groundedNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Seminole names Poynor as next head coach Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Covid incidence rate falls to 150 for first time since before Christmas

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – March 15, 2021 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous article30,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to remain in storage this weekNext articlePubs to post pre-pandemic photos on social media News Highland Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 The country’s incidence rate of Covid-19 has fallen to 150 for the first time since before Christmas.384 new cases of the virus were identified yesterday, while no deaths were recorded for the first time in 2021.11 of the new cases were in Donegal while there were three people with Covid-19 being treated in LUH, 2 in ICU.Member of the National Public Health Emergency Team is Dr Mary Favier, she says it is positive to see the daily death toll reach zero:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/favier7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Covid incidence rate falls to 150 for first time since before Christmas WhatsApp WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterestlast_img read more

Queen speaks of safety – but not corporate killing

first_imgQueen speaks of safety – but not corporate killingOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today New laws to“revitalise” health and safety at work were announced in the Queen’s Speech,but plans to introduce a new offence of corporate killing were not included.Themeasures will form part of the Safety Bill, one of 19 pieces of legislationearmarked for the 2000-01 parliamentary session.Most of theBill will be devoted to transport safety but there will be a section on healthand safety in the workplace, the Queen announced in her 12-minute speech.Penaltiesfor health and safety offences will be tougher and public organisations willlose their immunity from prosecution.Fines couldbe linked to company turnover and there may be prison sentences for a widerrange of offences.Moves toreduce the level of workplace deaths, accidents and ill-health were unveiledover the summer by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.Of theSafety Bill, Prescott said, “There have been a number of disturbing safetyissues raised in recent years, both among the travelling public and in theworkplace. We are determined to do something about this.”The SafetyBill has been published in draft form and is unlikely to get on the statutebook before the General Election, expected next May.It will,however, get a high priority if the Government secures a second term. Previous Article Next Article By HelenaJonescenter_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Government fails to galvanise workforce

first_imgGovernment fails to galvanise workforceOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Chancellor Gordon Brown announced a £300m boost forcommunity volunteering earlier this month. The state-of-the-art metallic podiumgave way under the considerable political weight of Lord Falconer, ministerresponsible for the new initiative and Gordon Brown uncharacteristically joked,“I think it’s in shock at the sight of me giving away money”.Launching the initiative the Chancellor spoke less thaneloquently. “A new era of active citizenship and the enabling state is withinour grasp, and at its core is a renewal of civic society,” he said. Heproclaimed an end to “centralising government”, saying the man from Whitehallno longer knows best, but the woman from the WRVS does.Unsurprisingly, political commentators seized upon theapparent contradictions. Many were suspicious of government seeking morevolunteers – was this a cheapskate way of cutting services? Unison’s assistantgeneral secretary, Keith Sonnet said, “If this is intended to use unpaidvolunteers to do the work of paid public employees it is a daft idea. How arethe authorities going to deal with vast numbers of volunteers walking around hospitalsand going into schools?” With regard to the end of “centralising government” andempowerment in the field, Polly Toynbee pointed out in The Guardian that “underLabour every social programme comes with rigorous targets to be monitoredruthlessly”.So much for the sceptics. The facts are that voluntarygroups are struggling to find enough people to help out with existing tasks.With more women in the paid workforce the female army that voluntary groupsused to rely on for voluntary work has dwindled. The Financial Times says thereis a decline in the hours of voluntary work carried by men between 35-to-50,largely due to the pressure of their jobs. Gordon Brown believes that up to100,000 over-50s can be encouraged to supplement the work of nurses, teachersand the social services. As usual our political commentators have missed the bigpicture. This is a long-awaited move that on its own won’t solve the problem,but it is a great start. There isenormous need and enormous scope for effective actions. Already 170,000 peopledo voluntary work for the NHS and as chairman of an NHS Hospital Trust, I knowwhat an enormous contribution they make to the stretched full-time staff.For me this scheme is not embracing enough. It only looks atthose out of work who are volunteering to help public services. What aboutthose in work? Despite all talk of pressure of work, the evidence of businessbenefit from encouraging employees to contribute in the community isoverwhelming. Come on Chancellor, let’s encourage all sections of society tobuild our communities and benefit their businesses, whilst developingthemselves at the same time. By Professor Clive Morton, Chairman of Whitwell Learning,author and former vice-president of the CIPD Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Why was it so hard for this man to find work?

first_imgWhy was it so hard for this man to find work?On 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Dr Augustine Stevens is an example of why the Government needs to act tomake it easier for refugees to find employment in the UK. He is a former Minister of State for Education and Cultural Affairs forSierra Leone with more than 15 years of parliamentary experience. He was alsodeputy head of Sierra Leone’s Economic and Technical Cooperation Unit and is anexperienced lecturer who taught at the University of Illinois in the US for 10years. In 1997 he arrived in the UK and was given refugee status after he wasforced to flee his country because of the civil war. But despite his impressive CV it took him a year-and-a-half and more than 50job interviews to find employment. Dr Stevens was eventually offered a post by the Refugee Council, where he isteam leader for employment and support. “I came here in 1997 because of the continuing war in Sierra Leone.Because of my background I did not expect it too difficult to find employmenthere. “I pursued teaching positions but I could not secure any more than twohours a week. That was not enough to feed my family and keep me off thebenefits system I longed to leave,” he said. Dr Stevens, who has a doctorate in philosophy and political science,suffered 18 months of frustration as he attended interview after interview,being told he was either over qualified or did not have the necessary UKexperience. He said, “I think there were are some cultural difficulties. Forexample, in the US fundraising means selling cakes to raise small amounts ofmoney, whereas grant-raising is for large-scale projects. “While at the University of Illinois I helped raise $1m for theuniversity but I was not able to say that I had fundraising experience.” On another occasion Dr Stevens was asked whether he had mediation skills andso he outlined his role as a mediator during conflicts in his own country aswell as in Chad and Western Sahara, only to be told that this was not relevantbecause he did not have UK experience. “There are cultural differences that recruitment and personnel peopleshould be sensitive to when they are interviewing refugees,” he said. He applied for a huge variety of jobs including a position as a minicabdriver, which he could not take because he had no passport and consequentlycould not get a driving licence. Dr Stevens finally secured his job with the refugee council after workingfor another voluntary sector organisation and he now helps other refugees tryand overcome the obstacles he faced in his search for employment. He is convinced that there are many thousands of skilled refugees who couldmake a real difference to the skills shortages in the UK. “We haverefugees with experience in construction, medicine, health services, teaching,catering, the hospitality sector and tourism,” he explained. Dr Stevens believes that details of asylum-seekers’ occupations should beincluded in their application forms and the Government should invest in askills audit so there is a database available to employers revealing the rangeof skills in the refugee community. Another development that Dr Stevens would like to see is the creation of apermission-to-work document that includes details of refugees’ qualificationsand experience – one of the aims of Personnel Today’s Refugees in Employmentcampaign. “There needs to be something to give employers confidence to consideran individual fairly and remove the concerns that some employers have overhaving anything to do with refugees.” The Refugee Council plays a key role in helping refugees become moreemployable and offers training in business information, accounting, health andsocial care, IT and childminding as well as English language tuition. www.refugeecouncil.org.ukBy Ben Willmott Policy makers hear campaign aimsPersonnel Today took part in a high level policy-making forum on theeconomic and social implications of free movement of staff within the EuropeanUnion.The magazine’s Refugees in Employment campaign was highlighted at theInstitute for Public Policy Research’s influential seminar in London last week.Editor Noel O’Reilly and deputy editor Catriona Marchant outlined the aimsof the campaign and contributed to the policy debate.The forum was attended by academics, government policy makers in the HomeOffice and Foreign Office, the CBI, TUC and the Number Ten policy unit.Sandra Pratt, principal administrator for the immigration and asylum unit atthe European Commission presented a paper on common EU policy in this highly sensitivearea. www.ippr.org Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The Antarctic ozone hole during 2012

first_imgWe review the 2012 Antarctic ozone hole, making use of various meteorologicalreanalyses, remotely sensed ozone measurements and ground-based measurementsof ultra-violet radiation. Based on analysis of 33 years of satellite records,we find that the ozone hole of 2012 was one of the least severe since the late1980s in terms of maximum area, minimum ozone level and total ozone deficit.In particular, the estimated integrated ozone mass effectively depleted within theozone hole of 2012 was approximately 720 Mt, which is the 12th smallest deficiton record and 28 per cent of the peak deficit observed in 2006. The key factor inlimiting the extent of Antarctic ozone loss in 2012 was the relatively warm temperaturesthat occurred in the Antarctic stratosphere from early July. These warmtemperatures, which were driven by dynamical activity, limited the activation ofozone depletion chemistry within the polar vortex during the latter part of thepolar winter. Additionally, dynamical disturbances to the polar cap region duringspring were aided by the prevailing phase of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO)which was strongly negative (westward) and favouring the poleward propagationof heat flux anomalies; these disturbances resulted in the steady erosion of thevortex and caused it to breakdown relatively early compared to recent years. Themetrics for the Antarctic ozone hole of 2012 showed some similarity with thoseof 1988 and 2002 (which were years of anomalously small ozone holes) despite allthree years having distinctly different QBO indices indicating variant strengths ofthe polar vortex (and severity of ozone loss).last_img read more