BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 6th February, 2021 | More on: BOY SPT WEIR Investors looking for shares to buy today face a range of options. Indeed, there are 250 different companies in the FTSE 250 alone, and that’s less than 10% of the total number of businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange. Of course, buying stocks and shares may not be for everyone. Investors should only invest what they can afford to lose. Returns are never guaranteed. However, I’m comfortable with the level of risk investing involves. As such, I’m always looking for opportunities.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…And with that in mind, here are my top three shares to buy today. FTSE 250 stocks Spirent Communications (LSE: SPT) provides engineering services for the information technology sector. The company has recently been rolling out infrastructure to help with the 5G data revolution. Demand for its services is currently running high. City analysts forecast earnings growth of 10% for the business in 2020. As the world becomes more and more reliant of technology, I think the business will see a prolonged period of growth. That’s why I believe this is one of the best shares to buy today and would add it to my portfolio.While the company does face risks, such as increased competition and rising costs, it has managed these challenges well in the past, although that doesn’t guarantee future performance. What’s more, if the corporation makes a grave mistake, which ends up causing a client to lose data, it could suffer severe reputational damage, so that’s something I’m going to watch out for. Shares to buy todayThermal processing is a niche technical industry. However, it’s one Bodycote (LSE: BOY) specialises in, providing heat treatment services for clients worldwide. Bodycote is one of the largest players in this sector globally, giving it a competitive advantage. It can offer customers lower prices due to economies of scale. Moreover, customers can trust the business to produce a quality product. These qualities have helped the FTSE 250 business go from strength to strength over the past few years.However, the company is exposed to similar risks as Spirent. It may have a good reputation, but that means the pressure is on to maintain quality. Customers could leave the business if it decides to cut corners to improve profit margins. An economic downturn may also lead to reduced demand. Despite these risks, I think this is one of the best shares to buy today, based on its competitive advantages. FTSE 250 engineering group Weir (LSE: WEIR) has similar qualities to the two companies outlined above. It produces critical components for the resource industry, such as pipes and valves. These aren’t the sort of products customers want to go wrong, as the costs of a broken pipe can be high. That’s Weir’s advantage. It’s a trusted provider that has been engineering products for clients for decades.Unfortunately, this industry is highly cyclical. The company’s earnings can and do gyrate significantly based on economic cycles. Therefore, a prolonged economic downturn may cause significant pain at the group. This suggests the business may not be suitable for all investors. Nevertheless, companies with competitive advantages like Weir are few and far between. That’s why I’d buy this engineer despite its exposure to the highly cyclical resource industry. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bodycote and Weir. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Shares to buy today: 3 FTSE 250 stocks I’d add to my portfolio Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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” 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves
Enter Your Email Address christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Trading shares frequently can be exhausting. Plus it can eat into returns due to commission. A lot of wise investors buy into great companies then tuck the shares away for decades. Here are four UK shares I’d buy now.Long-term dividend payersDiageo is well-known for its drinks such as Smirnoff and Guinness. Something equally tasty to me is its dividend history. The company has raised dividends annually for over three decades. It currently yields 2%, which isn’t massive but would be welcome income nonetheless. With its long history of dividend raises, I would hope that the dividend will continue to grow in coming years.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…I expect its portfolio to continue growing for decades. The company has been acquisitive, picking up new brands such as Aviation Gin to stay current as drinking trends change. One concern I do have about the company is whether a shift towards healthier lifestyles could damage demand for alcohol. For a company as exposed to alcohol as Diageo, that could be a significant dent to the business model.Tobacco giant British American Tobacco has also increased payouts each year for several decades. Indeed, it announced today that it would raise the full-year dividend again by 2.5%.Like Diageo, it has a global portfolio of well-known brands, like Rothmans. Its latest dividend rise was supported by a double-digit rise in operating profit, which I find impressive. However, demand is expected to fall long term. Revenue slipped in the past year, albeit only by 0.4%. More revenues falls in future could damage profits too. The company has some pricing power and is extending into cigarette alternatives, but it’s not clear yet if they will ever be as profitable.After the shares pulled back following the results, the company now yields 8%. It’s one of my UK shares to buy for dividends and I am considering expanding my position.A serial dividend raiserLess-well-known but also attractive to me is conglomerate DCC. This is another serial dividend grower, which has raised its dividend steeply for many years. The most recent increase was smaller than the years before, but still came in at an attractive 5%.DCC yields over 2%. Its management is top notch, with a long focus on shareholder returns. So while a 2% yield isn’t that big, I’m hopeful the company will keep raising the payout regularly.But I’m aware that the company is exposed to markets like domestic gas, where future demand is uncertain. It also trades in a number of markets, so profits can be affected by swings in exchange rates.A well-known insurer among my UK shares to buyFinally, insurer Legal & General is a household name. That brand recognition helps its business, I feel. But the shares continue to offer value in my view, paying a dividend yield over 6%. I’d pick them now as UK shares to buy. I see the insurance market as fairly stable, so unless there are unexpected events I expect the dividend to keep rising in years to come. So far, Legal & General hasn’t followed rival Aviva in reducing its dividend but if profits fall in future, it could do.For me right now, it’s among a basket of UK shares to buy and hold for dividends. Image source: Getty Images Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 4 UK shares I’d pick to buy and hold for dividends 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Christopher Ruane
Tin House / sauermartinsSave this projectSaveTin House / sauermartins Tin House / sauermartins Brazil CopyHouses•Canela, Brazil Photographs Architects: sauermartins Area Area of this architecture project Houses Collaborators:Lucas schneider zimmer, ignacio de la vega, eliza hauschild, paula motta, javier guardiola, carolina mottin, mariana fagián, barbara perin remussi, luísa cassol pasqualotto, júlia scopel fragaStructure:Filipa abreuConsultant:José luiz canalParticipations:Mostra Y.A.L.A. YOUNG ARCHITECTS IN LATIN AMERICA 16. mostra internazionale di architettura LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA . 2018 / Selecionada entre os 20 projetos que representam o Brasil no panorama de obras da bienal iberoamericana de arquitectura y urbanismo . 2019City:CanelaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. At this site, the landscape transforms ranging from the contrast between the blue sky and the green vegetation and the grey days with cold, foggy weather, typical of one of the most rigorous winters in Brazil. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe monolithic piece is permeated by a garden that connects the building to its surrounding natural landscape. Through its courtyard scheme, the house gains an inner garden that frames the view of the neighboring preserved trees and, at the same time, provides privacy to the internal spaces. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Federico CairoliThe program follows the owners’ requirement for a single-storey urban house with a large garage to accommodate their simple antique car collection. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliResulting in a single-floor volume, the square floor plan is divided into three sectors. The two opposing sectors are equal in size and accommodate the garage on one side and the house on the other. These spaces are articulated by a service area and a barbecue space, connected to an external deck and to the garden. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliFrom the outside, the house presents itself as a closed and austere block, whereas, from the inner courtyard, it transforms into transparent, revealing facades with wide windows that integrate house and garden. The internal patio becomes an introspective, contemplative space that acts as a connection between the different sectors of the program. The lineal opening of the garage facade provides a partial view of the parked cars, integrating them to the residential area. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe programmatic organization of the house pursues, at the same time, the fluidity of the domestic areas and the quality of the internal spaces, especially in terms of abundant natural light and visual connection to the exterior. Each space establishes a unique relationship with the other rooms as well as with the surrounding views. A series of sliding doors organizes and delimits the social and private areas, conforming a large intimate space for the couple’s daily life. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe restricted budget influenced the selection of materials and technologies employed in the construction. The focus was the viability of the project as well as a reduced maintenance cost. The design combines a concrete structure for the base [foundation, slabs and fixed furniture] and a metallic structure for the columns and beams. The exterior walls and the roof are cladded with the same metal roofing panels, which, along with the wooden cladding in the main facade, compose a monolithic volume. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe exterior and interior surfaces combine wood, glass and metal as a reflection of both industrial and artisanal aspects of the nature of the construction process.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe dark aesthetic of the exterior materials alludes to the local technique traditionally employed in the treatment of wooden houses, resulting in a simple architecture, fully capable of integrating itself to the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessPink Seesaws Installed along US-Mexico BorderArchitecture NewsMonograph Compiles Data-Driven Starchitect RankingArchitecture News Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921972/lata-house-sauemartins Clipboard “COPY” Area: 3552 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921972/lata-house-sauemartins Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily Lead Architects: Cássio Sauer, Elisa Martins Photographs: Federico Cairoli, Cássio Sauer Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officesauermartinsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCanelaBrazilPublished on July 31, 2019Cite: “Tin House / sauermartins” [Casa de Lata / sauermartins] 31 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” 2019 Houses New Zealand CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealand Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933258/8m-house-architects-creative Clipboard Architects: Architects’ Creative Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitects’ CreativeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchOn FacebookNew ZealandPublished on February 06, 2020Cite: “8M House / Architects’ Creative” 05 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Fundraising technology company Give as you Live is now partnering with over 2,000 retailers that will donate a proportion of the value of sales generated to participating charities.The latest retailers include Air France, Budget Rent-a-Car, FitFlop and Woodhouse. They join leading retailers such as Tesco, John Lewis and Play.com.Give as you Live enables charities to earn income from their supporters’ online shopping activities, at no additional cost to the supporter.The company says that of the £50 billion currently spent online each year, £1.25 billion is potentially available for charities across the UK, provided they can persuade their supporters to adopt tools like Give As You Live.So far Give as you Live’s technology, which began with the Everyclick search engine, has raised over £2.4 million for causes across the UK.www.giveasyoulive.com Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Trading Give As You Live expands to 2,000 retailer partners Howard Lake | 26 April 2012 | News 42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Ingus Kruklitis/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — For the first time in its over 160-year history, New York City’s famous Central Park will have a statue commemorating real-life women.A statue featuring women’s rights pioneers Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, all New Yorkers, will be unveiled on Aug. 26 in the same month that the United States celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.“The honor of being able to do this is profound,” said Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument sculptor Meredith Bregmann, who was picked for the project from a pool of nearly 100 entries. “It astonishes me and it fills me with pride.”Bregmann, who lived most of her life in New York City and now lives in Connecticut, was commissioned for the project by Monumental Women, an all-volunteer nonprofit made up of women’s rights advocates, historians and community leaders.The organization began its fight to “crack the bronze ceiling” in Central Park nearly seven years ago when leaders decided to change the fact that women were only represented through statues of fictional female characters like Alice in Wonderland, while real-life men are immortalized in nearly two dozen statues in the park.“The sad thing is that so many people for so many years never even noticed that real women were missing in Central Park, and what does that say about the invisibility of women and the lack of recognition that women face in this country and this world for the hard work that they have done and will always do,” said Pam Elam, president of Monumental Women. “We said, ‘If the city is not going to do what it should in terms of representing all of the people in its public spaces, then our small, all-volunteer, nonprofit group will step up and do that.”Monumental Women had to fight through paperwork, layers of bureaucracy and doubts that a statue representing real women was needed in the park, including comments like, “Are you sure you want a statue? How about a nice garden?,” according to Elam.The group also had to raise more than $1 million in private funding to make the statue a reality.They were helped in the effort by Girl Scout troops that donated more than $10,000 in cookie sales, and by New York Life, which donated a $500,000 challenge grant because of its connection to Susan B. Anthony. The women’s rights advocate used the cash value of her New York Life insurance policy in 1900 to guarantee admission for the first female students into the University of Rochester, according to New York Life.Anthony, Truth and Stanton were chosen for the statue because they were “All women who dedicated their lives to fighting for equality and justice and they often shared the same stages and attended the same meetings, so it’s only fair that they share the same pedestal,” according to Elam.Bergmann said she hopes the statue of the three women in conversation, which will sit in the Mall in Central Park, inspires people who see it to “lead larger and more valuable lives.”“Although there are three figures, they’re not just in place, they’re interacting very closely,” she said. “They’re kind of caught in motion, in conversation, in debate, and it’s up to you to decide what they’re saying, what they just said, what they’re going to see.”When the statue is unveiled on Aug. 26, Monumental Women plans to also unveil a challenge to cities and towns across the country to “reimagine their public spaces” and include tributes to women and people of color, according to Elam.She hopes the work Monumental Women did to add a statue in Central Park can be a blueprint for groups in other cities and that the statue itself “energizes” people to “move history forward.”“We want people to look at this beautiful work of art and feel both inspired and energized to carry on the fight of those women, the fight of all the women who came before us and achieve full equality for women in our lifetimes,” said Elam. “We want people to go away with a sense of urgency that we must have a responsibility to move history forward.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Devonyu/iStockBy OLIVIA EUBANKS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the Black Lives Matter movement has picked up momentum around the nation in recent months, companies like Dictionary.com are paying more attention to language use and redefining words that reflect culture, identity and race.“The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. It’s an ongoing effort to ensure that how we define words reflects changes in language — and life,” said John Kelly, senior editor at Dictionary.com.As a mark of respect and recognition, Dictionary.com announced in a press release Tuesday that it has updated its language to include capitalizing the word “Black.” The word also is now a separate entry, as it refers to a person, breaking with dictionary conventions to group together words that share the same origin.“We broke that rule because it has real world consequences,” Kelly told ABC News. “These have real effects on people’s social identities, these meanings are personal.”Other major organizations have recently had similar thinking.Over the summer, The Associated Press and The New York Times each announced their style changes to capitalize the word Black when referring to race or culture. Meanwhile, Black media outlets such as Essence and Ebony have been leading the way on this change for years.Kelly explained that the word “Black” does not just refer to the color of one’s skin but also African ancestry, noting that “it is important to not lump the term into one category.”Other words added to Dictionary.com regarding race and ethnicity include Afro-Latina, Afro-Latino, Afro-Latinx, Filipina, Filipinx, Pinay, Pinoy and Pinxy. The racially offensive terms “brownface” and “whitesplain” were also added.“As our understanding of race continues to evolve, ‘brownface’ warranted an entry that was distinct from blackface,” Kelly told ABC News.Along the identity lines, LGBTQIA language was revised to better reflect the complexity and richness of the experiences of those identities and help eliminate heterosexual bias as the unmarked, default experience, according to the press release. Related terms with revised or new definitions also include bisexual, pansexual and Pride, which is now a separate entry and capitalized in relevant references.Overall, Dictionary.com updated more than 15,000 entries across its website in the company’s largest new words release to date, including 650 new entries as well as thousands of new and revised definitions, etymologies and pronunciations. The company said the changes reflect its “point of view that language entries have consequences and go beyond being simply an academic exercise.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.