Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Andy Ross Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Hospitality has been one of the hardest hit sectors as a result of covid-19. This is why Intercontinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG) shares have slumped. The shares are down 20% so far this year.Intercontinental Hotels shares already recoveringThe group has today revealed results for the first half. In the six months, Intercontinental saw RevPAR slumping 52% to $488m. The UK was particularly hard hit as hotels were closed. The fact net debt fell 12% in these circumstances I think shows the quality of the group. 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…On the back of these results, at the time of writing, Intercontinental Hotels shares are up nearly 7%.But it was expectedAt the end of June the company had updated that most hotels were back open. Only 10% of hotels were still closed back then. The best result was in Greater China where only 1% were closed. The group has 5,900 hotels with 883,000 rooms globally.The hotelier at the end of June was indicating it expected to announce a comparable RevPAR decline of 75% for Q2, resulting in a fall of 52% for H1. So the results today are in line with these forecasts. Investors may be happy there were no further downgrades or nasty surprises.The group has been helping its franchisees get through the crisis. This has hit it financially in the short term but should help it recover once the worst of the crisis is over.The group has been cutting costs and has around $2bn of liquidity. It has also been making use of government schemes to support its business. And it has cut the dividend to save money and keep its balance sheet strength.What could the future hold?A further fear investors may have post-crisis is whether more business will be done online rather than face to face at conferences for example. If so, this would have an impact on hotels. However, I expect a lot of business will continue to be done face to face once the immediate concerns fade away.Already occupancy is picking up at InterContinental’s hotels. Occupancy has been rising in recent weeks back up to 45% which, while still low, is a dramatic improvement in a short period of time. If this trend can continue, Intercontinental could make a quicker recovery than many expect.I think business and leisure travel will eventually pick up again and therefore Intercontinental doesn’t, in my opinion, face a structural challenge. As a group that’s primarily a franchisor, it’s an asset-light business model that should be able to produce profits and cash for investors in more normal conditions. It has been able to in the past and I’m not sure the long-term future looks any less bright.This is why, despite today’s results, I may be tempted to buy Intercontinental Hotels shares ahead of a future recovery. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: IHG “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 29 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/244101/house-like-village-marc-koehler-architects Clipboard Photographs: Marcel van der Burg Loft conversión “House like village” is located in an old harbour cantina at the KNSM-island in Amsterdam, which was transformed into a residential building some years ago. Located on Levantplein square, and with totally glazed facades on both sides of the loft, it has great views over the water.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLonghiLamp – AkilelePorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonHouse like village The way in which the (vast) space is divided, has the characteristics of a settlement; ‘a group of small houses inside the house’. Small streets emerge as multifunctional living spaces for the more spontaneous, footloose activities of playing, partying, washing and working. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgIn contrast the house-like volumes contain less mobile activities such as the bedrooms and bathroom and storage. by compressing certain spaces (like bedroom) open spaces expand. The streets also carry daylight right into the heart of the house and provide great views outwards. The open space can be ‘colonized’ in the future, constructing extra volumes, when the family expands. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgDomestic rituals The clients, a young couple awaiting the birth of their first child, were exceptionally closely involved in the design process. Because of the chemistry between the clients and us, we were allowed to research and discuss the ways the clients lived in great depth. To fully comprehend the clients behaviour and use of their livings pace they were each to describe a perfect day in their ideal house. Then we mapped their personal belongings and domestic rituals. This resulted in a spatial frame of ‘thick walls’ that double–functions as storage space and load bearing structure. The daily rituals of things like dressing up or ironing cloths are supported by closets and cupboards hidden in the walls. The open spaces (streets) temporary are occupied with these activities. Save this picture!Plan 01Double use of space The upper level adds another layer of activities to the program. Here activities like dining, cooking and office work are located on ‘roof terraces’. They are more intimate and private compared to the large open living room. The rooftops maximize the functionality of the space, without comprising the sense of open space.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessYellow River Art Centre / WaaArticlesSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 / Photos by Danica O. KusArticles Share CopyAbout this officeMarc Koehler ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAmsterdamHousing3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on June 15, 2012Cite: “House Like Village / Marc Koehler Architects” 15 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Howard Lake | 23 July 2018 | News Tagged with: Funding People’s Postcode Lottery small charities 267 total views, 1 views today Local charities and community groups will shortly be able to apply for grants from a £3 million fund raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.Eligible organisations will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 to support projects which will help people in the area and their communities.The funding is available through three trusts which focus on different themes:People’s Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combatting povertyPostcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through the delivery of grass-roots health and wellbeing programmesPostcode Local Trust looks for applications that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “I’m very excited to see the applications come in this year from across Great Britain. Across the three trusts, a huge variety of projects can benefit and I’d urge groups to take a look at the websites, see where their project fits and get applying!”In the last funding round over 350 projects were awarded with grants. Projects funded included those run by sports clubs, mental health groups, and wildlife conservation charities.Applications are open from 1 August until the 15 August 2018. Details of the funding and how to apply are available from the respective trusts’ websites:• People’s Postcode Trust• Postcode Local Trust• Postcode Community TrustA minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly to good causes. To date players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £320 million for more than 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.SEE ALSO: People’s Postcode Lottery is part of world’s largest private charity donor in 2016 Advertisement 268 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Local charities offered £3m in funding by People’s Postcode Lottery WATCH: People’s Postcode Lottery – how it works? 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.
Number of people giving at lowest level for 10 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 677 total views, 2 views today Melanie May | 19 June 2020 | News Statistics released by nfpSynergy this week showed that the number of people giving recently dropped to its lowest level in 10 years.The figures from nfpSynergy show that in late May, 60% of the public said they had donated to charity in the last three months, down from 69% in January this year. 60% is the lowest overall level since it started asking this question in 2011.Unsurprisingly, charity shops and on-street collections have posted the biggest drops in giving.38% of the public also say they plan to cut back on their charitable spending in the next 12 months.However:Giving on a charity website and via text message are at their highest levels since nfpSynergy started tracking this questionThe public say they are almost twice as likely to cut back on eating out than donating to charityOver 65s are the least likely to say they will cut back on their charitable spending at 22%The average amount given over the last 3 months has risen from £50 in January to £67.70 in MaynfpSynergy’s recent Covid-19 polling has also shown that the public are very receptive to the idea of giving to charity at this time. 60% of the public said they would be willing to support a charity responding to coronavirus and 68% said they think charities should continue to fundraise during the pandemic.The much lower proportion of the public who say they are donating reflects the role of asking in encouraging people to give, says nfpSynergy’s Tim Harrison Byrne in his blog announcing the findings. He said:“If less people are being asked fewer opportunities the public has to give; charity shops aren’t open, fundraising events have been cancelled and street fundraising has stopped.” Advertisement 678 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Monte Carlo, the data reliability company, announced $25 million in new funding to spearhead the emerging Data Observability category and help organizations achieve more reliable data. This brings the company’s total funding to more than $40 million and the announcement comes shortly after their Series A financing, led by Accel. Redpoint Ventures, backers of Snowflake and Looker, and GGV Capital, investors of HashiCorp and Slack, co-led this round with participation from Accel. Monte Carlo is also backed by DJ Patil, the former Chief Data Scientist for the U.S., as well as top executives from Cloudera, eBay, Google and VMWare. Today, the average company spends upwards of $15 million annually tackling Data Downtime, in other words, periods of time where data is missing, broken, or otherwise inaccurate, and 1 in 5 companies have lost a customer due to incomplete or erroneous data. While the industry is bullish on big data (think: Snowflake’s landmark IPO, Google’s acquisition of Looker, and Salesforce’s purchase of Tableau), there isn’t a comprehensive solution to ensure that your data is accurate and reliable at every stage of the data life cycle. By applying the same principles of application observability to data, Monte Carlo’s Data Observability Platform fills this void as the first end-to-end solution that allows data engineers and analysts to seamlessly monitor the health and dependencies of their data assets across the entire data stack, from ingestion to analytics – all in one collaborative interface. Simultaneously, Monte Carlo provides CDOs and other data stakeholders with a holistic view of their company’s data health and reliability across critical business use cases. “In 2021, data is a company’s most critical asset. As data pipelines become increasingly complex and companies ingest more and more data, often from third-party sources, it’s paramount that this data is reliable,” said Barr Moses, CEO and co-founder of Monte Carlo. “After talking to hundreds of data teams over the past few years, I was struck by the fact that organizations were investing millions of dollars and strategic energy in data, but decision makers and others on the frontlines couldn’t use it or didn’t trust it. Monte Carlo solves this problem by helping data teams unlock the potential of their data and finally trust it to deliver value for their companies.” Category Creation, Customer Traction, and Company Growth The enthusiasm around Monte Carlo and the emerging category of Data Observability is reflected by the short timeframe between the company’s Series A and Series B rounds. Monte Carlo doubled its revenue every quarter of 2020 and manages the reliability of over 20 petabytes of data for their customers. Monte Carlo is also the only SOC-2 certified Data Observability solution on the market today. The company currently works with several Fortune 500 companies and is the leading Data Observability partner for the FinTech, e-commerce, media, B2B software, and retail industries, counting data teams at Compass, Eventbrite, Mindbody, and Hippo Insurance among their customers. This Series B will allow Monte Carlo to continue to pioneer and lead the new Data Observability category, foster their fast growing community of users, and help organizations accelerate the adoption of data and analytics. “With nearly every company relying on data to power decision making and fuel their competitive advantage, the market opportunity for Data Observability is enormous and Monte Carlo is the pioneer of this new category,” said Tomasz Tunguz, general partner at Redpoint Ventures. “Their growing roster of customers is validation of their vision for the future of data engineering and we’re excited to partner as they chart a new path for the modern data stack.” “Monte Carlo is the first company to apply the tried and true software engineering principles of observability and reliability to data as a standalone layer on top of your existing data stack. I can’t imagine a data-driven company not using Monte Carlo to ensure trust in their data and the reliability of their entire data ecosystem,” said Oren Yunger, investor with GGV Capital. “While some companies attack various elements of the problem of bad data, Monte Carlo is the only solution that gives data quality the diligence it deserves. With their industry-defining technology, impressive list of customers, and world class team, Monte Carlo is not just the unequivocal market leader, but one of most important companies in today’s data landscape.” Supporting Quotes Companies Pioneering the Data Observability Category with Monte Carlo Snowflake “Snowflake is committed to helping companies unlock the true value of their data and analytics through the Data Cloud. As companies leverage more and more data sources and cloud data ecosystems scale to meet the demands of the enterprise, it’s important that data is reliable and accurate at all times. We’re excited to partner with Monte Carlo on their innovative vision for end-to-end data observability, giving teams the ability to trust their data across the entire data engineering life cycle and be supercharged by Snowflake,” said Benoit Dageville, Snowflake Co-founder and President of Products. New Relic “New Relic is committed to helping engineers create more perfect software and derive better insights through full-stack observability,” said Guy Fighel, GM AIOps & GVP of Product Engineering, New Relic. “In the same way, Monte Carlo’s approach to end-to-end data observability makes it easier for data teams to monitor and alert for abnormalities in their data pipelines so that they can unlock the true potential of data-driven decision making.” Hippo Insurance “Hippo is revolutionizing the modern home insurance industry, an effort that is only possible if the data we use to build our products and fuel our operations is reliable. Monte Carlo ensures data reliability through their robust data observability engine, giving us visibility into core pillars of data health. With Monte Carlo, I know that my data pipelines are in working order and my executives and partners can trust our analytics. Data downtime is a thing of the past,” said Neta Krakover, R&D Manager, Hippo About Monte Carlo As businesses increasingly rely on data to drive better decision making, it’s mission-critical that this data is accurate and reliable. Billed by Forbes as the New Relic for data teams and backed by Accel and GGV, Monte Carlo solves the costly problem of broken data through their fully automated, SOC-2 certified data observability platform. 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News UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Food and Relocation For Labourers Stranded In Azadpur Mandi [Read Order] Karan Tripathi2 Jun 2020 4:35 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking adequate protection for labourers who have been stranded in the Azadpur Mandi of Delhi due to the lockdown imposed on light of the COVID19 pandemic. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has issued notice to the Delhi Government and have asked it to file a detailed reply before the next date…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking adequate protection for labourers who have been stranded in the Azadpur Mandi of Delhi due to the lockdown imposed on light of the COVID19 pandemic. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has issued notice to the Delhi Government and have asked it to file a detailed reply before the next date of hearing. The order has come in a PIL filed by The Potato and Union Masakhour Merchant Association, seeking a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to ensure that about 1000 labourers stranded at Azadpur Mani, Delhi, during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period, are provided two square meals in a day, till normalcy is restored in the Mandi. Further, the Petitioner has asked for directing the Respondents to relocate the stranded workers to a Makeshift Shelter Home within or around Azadpur Mandi. Mr Anuj Aggarwal, who appeared for the Delhi Government, informed the court today that as per information received from Sub Divisional Magistrate, there are 34 Relief Centres in the Model Town Sub-Division and two Hunger Relief Centres are situated within the Azadpur Mandi. However, Mr Agarwal also informed the court that the Delhi Government will be filing a detailed reply on both the aspects raised in the petition. Therefore, Delhi Government is directed to file a detailed affidavit with all the relevant data on or before 6th June, 2020. Rejoinder thereto, if any, may be filed within two days thereafter. As an interim measure, the court has asked the Delhi Government to ensure that the two Hunger Relief Centres set up in Azadpur Mandi are provided enough cooked food so that the labourers stranded there can be provided packed lunch and dinner on a daily basis. The court will next take up the matter on June 09. The Petitioner in the present case was represented by Mr Sumit Rana.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Fears over crime surge in Newtownstewart Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 There are growing fears among locals in Newtownstewart that the town is being preyed upon by a criminal element.Concerns have been voiced following a break-in at Hempton’s Bar on the Main Street in the early hours of yesterday morning.The incident saw the premises ransacked and a substantial amount of money, cigarettes and alcohol stolen.Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran McGuire says that suspicions have been raised as this incident follows a number of similar cases in the area in recent weeks, and has called upon “all relevant statutory agencies to prioritise putting an end to the activities of those involved.” Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleBrian McGeehin on Ulster Minor lossNext articleSanta making his way to the Northwest – children advised to get to bed early News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 24, 2017 Twitter
Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook The Aontu leader is paying tribute to the former MLA Francie Brolly who’s died suddenly.He was one of the founding members of the party after he left Sinn Fein in 2018.Peadar Toibin says he had tremendous political insight and he stood up for his principles.Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein vice-president, Michelle O’Neill, said Mr Brolly was a “significant figure” in the political life of east Derry for many years and would be missed by many. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 6, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleHighland Radio tops latest Ipsos/MRBI pollNext articleJoyce makes two changes for Donegal game News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Tributes paid to former MLA Francie Brolly WhatsApp