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first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Efforts by the Federal Reserve to prop up the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market do not appear to have worked as well as hoped, according to a new data analysis released by Bloomberg.As of Sept. 29, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. MBS index month-to-date excess return versus Treasuries came in at -0.18%, which Bloomberg identified as the worst September performance for MBS since the -0.20% recorded in September 2015. The average monthly excess return during September over the last decade was 0.09%.Furthermore, Bloomberg warned the benchmark was likely to record its worst performance for the first nine months of a year since 2015 with a loss of -0.56%.“Unlike that year—when the Fed wasn’t growing mortgages on its balance sheet—the current underperformance is taking place despite the central bank adding around $40 billion of MBS each month,” observed Christopher Maloney, a market strategist and former portfolio manager authored the Bloomberg coverage of the data analysis. “This highlights the headwinds facing the sector as elevated supply, fast prepayment speeds and the risk of forbearance have proved a potent mix.”Still, there is no reason to suspect the Federal Reserve will shift its course of action. Maloney noted the central bank is committed to keeping rates at historic lows and retaining its quantitative easing policy.“Whether that will be enough to overcome the headwinds and produce excess return for the sector as a whole remains to be seen,” he added. “Yet, if one is partial to the investing maxim ‘don’t fight the Fed,’ it’s notable that the Fannie Mae 30-year 2% and 2.5% coupons, which are the focus of the bank’s purchasing, sport positive year-to-date excess returns of 0.66% and 1.48%, respectively.”One factor that can create more angst in the MBS involves forbearance. The Bloomberg analysis highlighted that forbearance occurs more than twice in the Ginnie Mae portfolio than with conventional mortgages.“With 70% of those forbearance agreements ending during this month and next, buyouts, which act much like prepayments to mortgage investors, could be a near-term problem in the Ginnie space,” Maloney wrote. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 2, 2020 1,575 Views Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Subscribe MBS Performance at Five-Year Low Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / MBS Performance at Five-Year Low The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Industry Representatives Urge Congress to Pass COVID-19 Relief Next: Number of Active Forbearances Experiences a Spike Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-10-02 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest News Twitter Google+ Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook By News Highland – November 21, 2012 WhatsApp Northwest MEP votes for better ways to tackle cyber bullyingcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleSenator Brian Ó Domhnaill to be investigated by SIPO over expensesNext articleReserve Defence Force Units in Carndonagh and Milford to close News Highland Google+ Twitter MEPs in Strasbourg have called for better ways to tackle cyber bullying and other forms of online abuse of children.They voted yesterday in Strasbourg in favour of proposals to introduce measures to curb illegal and unsuitable content on the internet.They’re recommending that teachers and parents become more educated about how best to protect children from accessing harmful content online. And they want to make it easier for people to be able to report illegal or abusive online content.Northwest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher says we have become all to aware of the consequences of online bullying here….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cope1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more


first_img Larkin says now is the time for a concerted effort to tackle Donegal’s housing list Google+ By News Highland – August 15, 2013 The Chair of Donegal County Council’s Housing Committee says the council should be given scope by the government to acquire houses and address the large waiting list for housing in the county.Cllr Dessie Larkin was speaking after Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan announced a supplementary allocation for the council of just over 354,000 euro which will alow the council acquire three extra houses, at least one which will be for someone with special needs.Cllr Larkin says while any investment is to be welcomed, there is still a major housing problem in the county which isn’t receivng the same prominence it previously had……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/dessiHOUSING.mp3[/podcast] Twitter News WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMc Hugh meeting HSE today to discuss restoration of LGH servicesNext articleBuncrana councillor questions army response time to Tullyarvan Mill alert News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more


first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img By News Highland – November 19, 2012 WhatsApp Previous articleResidents in Derry City Council to be surveyed on their views for future of the cityNext articleBundoran RNLI warn of bogus collector dressed as Santa News Highland Google+ Letterkenny man recovering after being hit by train in Holland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Details have emerged of a lucky escape for a 40 year old Letterkenny man who is recovering in hospital after being hit by a train in the Netherlands.The accident happened almost a fortnight ago as Kevin Rooney was out jogging.The Donegal News reports that Mr Rooney, who works with the European Patents Office, was discharged from intensive care on Wednesday of last week, but is still in hospital recovering from internal injuries as well as a broken arm and leg.The 40 year old has lived in The Netherlands for 10 years.He had stopped at a barrier as a train passed, and then began running across, not realising that a second train was coming in the opposite direction. He was struck by the second train, and spent 24 hours on the critical list.He is now recovering in hospital, with family members planning to travel to The Hague to visit him next weekend. Pinterestlast_img read more


first_imgFebruary 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Tatum, Boston set for matchup against Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Boston Celtics (12-10, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (19-5, first in the Western Conference)Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 8 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum leads Boston into a matchup with Utah. He currently ranks ninth in the NBA scoring 27.0 points per game.The Jazz are 9-2 on their home court. Utah is the league leader with 38 defensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 9.9.The Celtics are 7-7 on the road. Boston ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 45.8 points per game in the paint led by Jaylen Brown averaging 11.2.The teams face off Tuesday for the first time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: Gobert is averaging 13.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for the Jazz. Joe Ingles is averaging 9.7 points and 5.9 assists over the last 10 games for Utah.Tatum leads the Celtics averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 27 points per game and shooting 41.9% from beyond the arc. Kemba Walker is averaging 3.2 assists and 13.4 points over the last 10 games for Boston.LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 9-1, averaging 118.7 points, 49.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points on 44.2% shooting.Celtics: 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 42.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points on 48.1% shooting.INJURIES: Jazz: Juwan Morgan: day to day (illness), Elijah Hughes: day to day (ankle), Mike Conley: day to day (hamstring).Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Marcus Smart: out (calf), Jaylen Brown: day to day (knee). Written bycenter_img Associated Presslast_img read more


first_imgAircraft from the US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing One (CVW) 1, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), contributed to Baltic Sea maneuvers as part of the annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018.CVW-1 operations over the Baltic involved overflight of Europe from the Adriatic Sea, and represented the first instance that US carrier aircraft have participated in the exercise, which began in 1972 and is now in its 46th year.On June 6, F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft and E/A-18 Growler electronic attack aircraft joined aircraft from Poland, Spain and US Air Forces Europe to demonstrate the ability to perform combined air operations while communicating and coordinating effectively.“The ability to operate in the Adriatic and support allies in the Baltic region demonstrates that we have the capabilities to match our resolve,” said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of Carrier Strike Group 8. “It is further proof of the flexibility and agility we bring to the fight, and reaffirms our commitment to regional security and cooperation to our partners and allies.”BALTOPS enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate international resolve to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region.This year’s exercise involves 43 maritime units, more than 60 aircraft, and approximately 5,000 military personnel, which includes a combined amphibious landing force.The 16 nations contributing forces are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The six nations contributing staff members are Canada, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Slovakia. Share this article View post tag: BALTOPS View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Harry S. Truman Photo: An Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during BALTOPS 2018. Photo: US Navylast_img read more


first_imgIT IS with an impeccable single tear that we announce the untimely death of the Celebrity Wedding, though it far outlived the marriages of most of its participants. Much in the same way that the epic was killed off by Paradise Lost, the Celebrity Wedding self-imploded after the recent well-publicised superlative and surely insurmountable example of all it stood for.Swathed in spangly pink taffeta, demurely showcasing the monumental chest that is as much a feat of modern engineering as the London eye, our modern-day fairytale princess Jordan walked up the fuchsia aisle to take as her husband, till tabloid gossip do part them, her equally unfeasibly orange Nineties Smash Hits popster beau. The couple beamed with happiness as they realised they would get to spend the rest of their lives with the reported £1 million from an exclusive photo deal with a certain reputed magazine, and that they could spend a honeymoon basking in the knowledge that they had probably outdone Posh and Becks.All the prerequisites of the Celebrity Wedding were there: grand and quasi-aristocratic setting (borrowing from its sister-phenomenon, the Royal Wedding), an unconventional twist on a traditional form of transport (not just a horse and carriage but an actual pumpkin) and a small child from the bride’s former relationship with a footballer (note: in the history of the Celebrity Wedding the footballer and pop-star are interchangeable in the roles of past-lover and husband-to-be). We have witnessed such scenes many a time, when taking up the centre pages of tabloids, but this one couldn’t be topped: the cake was bigger, the rings were shinier, the bridesmaids had representatives from more girl bands than ever before and the skirt was so monumental it had to be whipped off, Bucks Fizz-style, to reveal a skimpy mini so that the groom could dance with his bride to a version of a certain disney ballad the pair had recorded themselves the week before.Though this historical occasion exemplified the true ‘Girlhood dream’ aspect of the Celebrity Wedding, the matrimonial institution has adopted many and various forms in its lifetime; there was the Beach Wedding, the Secret Wedding and, of course, the Vegas Little White Chapel wedding (though an expert like Jordan may deem this a little passé). The Celebrity Wedding is at its biggest and best when, like Jordan and Peter, celebs marry within the trade. With this comes the potential for events boasting almost exclusively celebrity guest lists, be it the cast of Friends, elton John or just Gazza and Shane Richie. In keeping with its life, the funeral of the Celebrity Wedding promises far more sparkle, mystery and guests wearing sunglasses indoors than any of us mere mortals could ever wish for. We can’t substantiate anything because all juicy details have been promised away with large sums attached to them, but we believe mourners to include the accountants of at least two glossy magazines, several disgruntled pre-nup lawyers, and the runner up from x-Factor whose single is out on Monday.ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more


first_imgCake and dessert supplier Elisabeth the Chef has added a number of new cartoon character licences to its portfolio. Batman – in a new bright cartoon format – joins the line-up in a bid to capitalise on a new light-hearted animated series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which hits TV screens at the end of March.The company has produced a 7” Genoese sponge cake coated with sugar paste and filled with buttercream and strawberry jam.Stephanie Fournat, licence product manager for Elisabeth the Chef, said: “We are planning to reflect the feel of the new animated series and target our product at a much younger audience by producing a cake in brighter colours, and making the packaging much more fun for kids by providing a game on the back of the pack and logo stickers on the cake band.”Meanwhile, the company has developed a range of products carrying children’s character Noddy, in time for his 60th anniversary. A new TV series launches towards the end of April and the character has been signed in a deal spanning all Elisabeth the Chef products, including celebration cakes, desserts and chilled bakery goods.last_img read more


first_imgHobbs House Bakery has been declared Baker of the Year in the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.The business’ Tetbury store collected the award in a ceremony at the Farm Shop & Deli Show in Birmingham’s NEC yesterday. The store also took the South West regional award.Awards judges praised the store for its importance to the local community, good staff retention and development, and strong charity work.They added: “We love the idea of courses and giving out recipes and teaching people how to make things.”Hobbs House was one of the 13 category winners and nine regional winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017.The other bakery award finalists were Bondgate Bakery, Otley; Hambleton Bakery, Rutland; and The Hungry Guest, Petworth.Now in their fourth year, the Farm Shop & Deli Awards recognise the best specialist independent retailers in the UK and celebrate high levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.The North East region dominated this year’s awards with five winners from across the 13 categories, and three of the nine regional winners, including the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year Keelham Farm Shop.The awards were judged by a panel of experts from the world of speciality retail, fine food and food media, including Arthur Howell, fourth-generation butcher and 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Awards Retailer of the Year; Jon May, managing director of Fabulous Food & Drink; Nigel Nugent, head of product development for Iceland Foods; and Vince Bamford, editor of British Baker.“It’s a real privilege to acknowledge food and drink retailers of this quality,” said chairman of judges Nigel Barden. “These are passionate, enterprising, knowledgeable and diligent people.”A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf, produced by Seasons Bakery, was named Britain’s Best Loaf 2017 at the Farm Shop & Deli Show yesterday.The full list of winners comprises:Baker of the YearWinner: Hobbs House Bakery (Tetbury), also South West regional winner              Commended: Bondgate Bakery (Otley) / Hambleton Bakery (Rutland) / The Hungry Guest (Petworth)Butcher of the YearWinner: Cunningham Butchery and Food Hall (Kilkeel), also Northern Ireland regional winnerCommended: Brace of Butchers (Dorchester) / Meat NW5 (London) / The Pink Pig Farm (Scunthorpe) / Walter Rose & Son (Devizes)Cheesemonger of the YearWinner: Paxton & Whitfield (London), also South East regional winner      Commended: Cheese Please (Lewes) / Cheeses of Muswell Hill (London) / The Courtyard Dairy (Settle)Delicatessen of the YearWinner: Delilah Fine Foods (Leicester) Commended: Arch House Deli (Clifton) / Billington’s of Lenzie (Glasgow) / Papadeli (Bristol) / The Gourmet Pig (Fishguard) / The Norfolk Deli (Hunstanton)Farm Shop Large Retailer of the YearWinner: Keelham Farm Shop (Skipton), also North East regional winner and Retailer of the YearCommended: Bodnant Welsh Food Centre (Tal y Cafn, Conwy) / Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop (Bakewell) / Drewton’s Farm Shop (South Cave)Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year Winner: The Gog Farm Shop (Cambridge), also East Anglia regional winnerCommended: Cross Lanes Organic Farm (Barnard Castle) / Dahlia’s Farm Shop (Blackpool) / Foxholes Farm Shop (Hertford) / Roots Farm Shop (Northallerton) / Uncle Henry’s (Grayingham) / Welbeck Farm Shop (Worksop)Fishmonger of the YearWinner: Ramus Seafood Emporium (Harrogate)Commended: Latimers (Whitburn) / The Fresh Fish Shop (Haywards Heath)Food Hall of the Year Winner: Delifonseca Dockside (Liverpool), also North West regional winnerCommended: Bakers & Larners of Holt (Norfolk) / Cranstons /Brampton Food Hall (Brampton) / Ludlow Food Centre (Shropshire)Greengrocer of the YearWinner: Rafters of Driffield (Driffield)Commended: Andreas of Chelsea (London) / K D Davis & Sons (Rotherham)Local Shop of the YearWinner: Siop Pwllglas (Ruthin), also Wales regional winnerCommended: FINK (Boroughbridge) / Shropshire’s Own (Shrewsbury) / StockGhyll Fine Food (Ambleside) Market of the YearWinner: Horsforth Farmers’ Market (West Yorks)Commended: West Malling Farmers’ Market (Kent)Newcomer of the YearWinner: Brace of Butchers (Dorchester)Commended: Court Farm Shop (Cheltenham) / Donaghy & Sanderson (Pitlochry) / Love Cheese (York) / The Lambing Shed Farm Shop (Knutsford)Online Business of the YearWinner: Farmison & Co (Ripon) Commended: Dukeshill Ham Co (Telford) / Parsnips and Pears (Colston Bassett) / The Cornish Fishmonger (Saint Columb).last_img read more