SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2018 prospectus Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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But it’s important to recognise that a 50% loss requires a 100% gain in order to break even. Since Carnival lost approximately 80% of its value, its share price will have to gain by around 500% to reach pre-crash levels.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…At face value, would-be investors may be concerned they missed the boat when it comes to buying Carnival shares. Nevertheless, these numbers demonstrate how far the share price still has to go, if it is to recover its pre-crash heights. With that in mind, could this be an opportunity for investors to realise some serious long-term gains by investing in the cruise ship operator today? Business woesThe outbreak of the coronavirus has had a huge impact on travel and tourism. This explains why the Carnival share price plummeted to such an extent. Holidays have been put on hold and until recently it was relatively uncertain as to when they would return.The cruise company, which operates the P&O and Cunard lines, hasn’t seen any of its ships sail since March. Inevitably, this has had a massive impact on the business, causing the company to announce staff layoffs, salary reductions, and a suspension of its dividend.With cruises not scheduled to go ahead until at least August, Carnival’s future is uncertain in the eyes of many. After all, no business can survive bleeding cash forever.Looking aheadHowever, it’s by no means a picture of complete doom and gloom for the company. Encouraging news came recently when the group announced that the majority of guests affected by schedule changes still want to sail in the future, with “fewer than 38% requesting refunds to date”.What’s more, the world’s largest cruise operator has been taking every step to preserve and raise extra cash. Halting operations, suspending dividends, and furloughing staff has served to strengthen the group’s liquidity position. Carnival said that “These moves will contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in cash conservation on an annualised basis”.Final verdictShares in the company currently trade at a price-to-earnings ratio of around 3.2. This reinforces the idea that at today’s price, there could be value to be had. 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June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further November 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese blog shut down just days after being nominated for free expression contest News News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the censorship of pro-democracy writer Wang Yi’s blog (http://zhivago.tianyablog.com), which was closed down just days after it was nominated for the “freedom of expression” category in a blog contest (www.thebobs.de) being organised by the German radio station Deutsche Welle.“We call for the immediate reopening of this blog and we point out that the Chinese constitution is supposed to guarantee free expression,” the press freedom organisation said. “In a country where self-censorship reigns, we should salute the courage of the few bloggers like Wang who dare to publicly protest against government bans.”The company that hosts the Tianya website closed the blog down on the orders of the Internet surveillance bureau in Hai Nan province (southwest of Guangzhou). When Internet users now try to access the blog, they see an error message saying it is “no longer accessible.”A teacher at Chengdu university in the southwestern province of Sichuan and member of the international writers’ association PEN, Wang initially created the site to make all his writings available in one place. He gradually turned it into a blog dealing with sensitive subjects. One of his last articles was about a campaign by peasants in Guangdong province to remove a village chief accused of corruption.The authorities had been trying for six months to block access to the blog. “As soon as I find a way to get round their filtering system, the local police use a new technique to censor my blog,” Wang said. He added that he was “very annoyed” with the Tianya company and the Hai Nan authorities for getting his blog shut down. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the censorship of pro-democracy writer Wang Yi’s blog (http://zhivago.tianyablog.com), which was closed down just days after it was nominated for the “freedom of expression” category in a blog contest (www.thebobs.de) being organised by the German radio station Deutsche Welle. March 12, 2021 Find out more
DHS/OIG(EL PASO, TX) — In a report out Friday, the Homeland Security inspector general has found “dangerous overcrowding” and unsanitary conditions at a Customs and Border Protection facility in El Paso, Texas, where hundreds more migrants were being housed than the center was designed to hold. “Border Patrol agents told us some of the detainees had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks,” the office of inspector general wrote.The El Paso Del Norte Processing center housed as many as 900 migrant detainees earlier this month and, the report also found, the facility only has the capacity for 125. CNN first broke the news.The findings come as border patrol continues to grapple with record levels of migrant families crossing the southern border with hundreds crossing between ports of entry each day. Agents on Thursday apprehended a group of more than 1,000 migrants who crossed illegally in El Paso.While Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for handling long-term detainees, Border Patrol officials interviewed by the inspector general said their requests for detention space get denied in some cases. There are 80,000 people in immigration custody, according to acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan.The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Democrat Bennie Thompson, responded to the report saying ICE struggles with capacity issues because they detain too many non-criminals and said authorities should have been prepared.“U.S. Customs and Border Protection management has known for months to expect a higher-than-usual number of migrant families coming to our border to seek asylum – yet has done nothing to prioritize adequate, safe, and humane temporary holding facilities for those migrants, Thompson said in a statement.“CBP was struggling to maintain hygienic conditions in the holding cells. With limited access to showers and clean clothing, detainees were wearing soiled clothing for days or weeks,” the report said.The inspector general recommended CBP take “immediate steps” in response to the findings.The agency detailed actions it plans to take to mitigate overcrowding, including releasing family units with orders to appear to complete the immigration process.CBP plans to open another temporary holding facility in the El Paso area later this summer. A higher capacity central processing center is scheduled to be open in the next 18 months, according to CBP.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A -190-nT negative bay in the geomagnetic X component measured at Macquarie Island (-65degreesA) showed that an ionospheric substorm occurred during 09:58 to 11:10 UT on 27 February 2000. Signatures of an auroral westward flow channel (AWFC) were observed nearly simultaneously in the backscatter power, LOS Doppler velocity, and Doppler spectral width measured using the Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (TIGER), a Southern Hemisphere HF SuperDARN radar. Many of the characteristics of the AWFC were similar to those occurring during a polarisation jet (PJ), or subauroral ion drift (SAID) event, and suggest that it may have been a precursor to a fully developed, intense westward flow channel satisfying all of the criteria defining a PJ/SAID. A beam-swinging analysis showed that the westward drifts (poleward electric field) associated with the flow channel were very structured in time and space, but the smoothed velocities grew to similar to800ms(-1) (47 mVm(-1)) during the 22-min substorm onset interval 09:56 to 10: 18 UT Maximum westward drifts of > 1.3 km s(-1) (> 77 mV m(-1)) occurred during a similar to5-min velocity spike, peaking at 10:40 UT during the expansion phase. The drifts decayed rapidly to similar to300ms(-1) (18 mV m(-1)) during the 6-min recovery phase interval, 11:04 to 11: 10 UT. Overall, the AWFC had a lifetime of 74 min, and was located near -65degreesLambda in the evening sector west of the Harang discontinuity. The large westward drifts were confined to a geographic zonal channel of longitudinal extent > 20degrees (> 1.3 h magnetic local time), and latitudinal width similar to2degreesA. Using a half-width of similar to100km in latitude, the peak electric potential was > 7.7 kV. However, a transient velocity of > 3.1 km s(-1) with potential > 18.4 kV was observed further poleward at the end of the recovery phase. Auroral oval boundaries determined using DMSP measurements suggest the main flow channel overlapped the equatorward boundary of the diffuse auroral oval. During the similar to2-h interval following the flow channel, an similar to3degreesLambda wide band of scatter was observed drifting slowly toward the west, with speeds gradually decaying to similar to50 ms(-1) (3 mV m(-1)). The scatter was observed extending past the Harang discontinuity, and had Doppler signatures characteristic of the main ionospheric trough, implicating the flow channel in the further depletion of F-region plasma. The character of this scatter was in contrast with the character of the scatter drifting toward the east at higher latitude.
Colin Blakemore has withdrawn his threat to resign from the Medical Research Council over his exclusion from the New Year Honours list. Papers leaked to The Sunday Times revealed that he had been passed over for recognition because of his vocal support for animal testing.The Magdalen College professor told the BBC that he felt the omission sent out “a terrible message” in implying that animal testing was wrong and that scientists conducting such experiments could “damage their reputation in the eyes of the government.”Blakemore’s absence from the Honours list pleased animal activists, who for many years have campaigned against his work. “We are delighted if Colin Blakemore being denied this honour is the start of the government listening to public views,” the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection said.Archive: oth week HT 2004
Starbucks UK has teamed up with discounts website LivingSocial for a new promotional offer.It comes as rival coffee shop chain Costa Coffee announced last week it would be running a one-day ‘buy one get one free’ offer – the company’s second promotional deal it has provided to UK customers.Starbucks’ offer, which ran between 29 and 30 November, enabled customers to claim a £10 Starbucks Card eGift for £5, which must be redeemed within a three-month period and used in UK stores until 31 May 2013.The company said it would be offering 100,000 vouchers in total to UK customers during the two-day period.Ian Cranna, vice-president of marketing and category at Starbucks UK, said: “At Starbucks we are always looking for fresh and relevant ways to give our customers value at a time when they need and want it. We wanted to create a unique offer for our customers in the lead-up to Christmas as a big ‘thank you’ and we’re really pleased to have found a partner in Living Social to help us do this.”He added that Starbucks’ US arm partnered with LivingSocial earlier this year, offering a similar deal selling a record 1.5 million vouchers.