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SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.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 abridged results.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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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” A version of this article originally appeared on Fool.com.au, written by Ryan NewmanOne of the burning questions that is no doubt being asked by virologists, epidemiologists, medical professionals and politicians alike, is why Italy has been hit particularly hard by the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.5G 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…A quick disclosure: I am none of the above, nor do I claim to be any sort of expert. But I do have some thoughts to share.It Could Have Been Anyone…Until 15 February, approximately 99% of all reported coronavirus cases were limited to China. And within China, the vast majority of those cases were restricted to Wuhan in the Hebei province.There was also a large outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, located off the coast of Japan, with a breakout within that country as well. Singapore and South Korea also appeared set for a large growth in coronavirus case numbers as well.One thing to note is that all of these countries are located in Asia. Yet all of them have largely managed to get the situation under some sort of control.The first chart below shows the reported coronavirus case numbers for each of those countries, while the second chart shows the active coronavirus cases (that is, reported coronavirus cases minus fatalities and recoveries). Median Age (years old)31.347453838 As it stands, China now has 1.45% of the world’s active coronavirus cases (down from 99%, as mentioned earlier), South Korea has 1.79%, Singapore has 0.14%, and Japan has just 0.29% of active coronavirus cases (0.33% if we include the Diamond Princess cruise ship cases as well). In fact, as of 25th March Asia had just 12.7% of the world’s active coronavirus cases, compared to 64.2% in Europe and 19.6% in North America.One big reason why Asia appears to have handled the situation better than other continents thus far is that that continent has experience dealing with similar outbreaks. SARS in 2003, for instance, forced those countries to learn from their experiences and understand how to get the situation under control. While countries like Italy and the UKwere lucky to not have to endure the extremes of the SARS outbreak, we also didn’t gain those valuable lessons.As for why Italy has become the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, I believe it could have been any other country just as easily. Many countries were slow to close their borders, including to passengers from affected cruise ships, and to understand the extreme implications they were facing.Perhaps the openness of the Eurozone also contributed to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.Why Is Italy’s Fatality Rate So High?Again, this is a question that many professions are desperately seeking an answer to. Based on the reported coronavirus cases, Italy’s fatality rate is tragically 10.7%. By comparison, outside of Italy the fatality rate is sitting at around 3.4%.It does not appear that Italy has a more severe strain of the coronavirus. According to The Washington Post, the coronavirus pathogen is considered to be fairly stable, meaning that it does not appear to have mutated significantly.In fact, famed epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who spoke to Wired, said “there’s nothing in the virology that makes me frightened that we won’t get a vaccine in 12 to 18 months.”It’s also not due to a poor healthcare system — Lombardy (the worst affected region) has one of the best healthcare systems in the world (much better than the country’s south).Hence, it appears that there are other reasons why Italy has been struck so much worse than other locations around the world.There are a few reasons I can think of why Italy’s fatality rate might be so much higher.First is Italy’s median age. Here’s some data I pulled from Worldometers: The Motley Fool Staff | Friday, 27th March, 2020 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. Data Source: Worldometers What This Means For The UKUnfortunately, there have been reports of a number of Italian citizens breaching lockdown laws. In fact, there was even reported to have been a graduation party being illegally held in that country.One thing to note is that the UK moved on these restrictions sooner than Italy did, which is a positive, although we are still growing at a far more significant rate. Hence why the restrictions being set by the federal and state governments are so important, and why it is so important that individuals adhere to them.And again, although the UK has a younger population than that of Italy, this does not mean that an Italy-like situation is not possible, nor does it mean young people won’t experience severe cases.Although I do not enjoy writing about things such as this, I find that it is necessary to get as much information out there about coronavirus as possible, and hope that this information will help in your understanding of what is happening, and why it is happening.What’s Happening On The Share Market?The FTSE 100 Index finished in the black for the third consecutive day yesterday. Although it is impossible to know whether the market will continue to rebound, or if it has further to fall, these types of downturns do represent good opportunities for investors with a long-term focus to start nibbling at companies they like.Ideally, given the uncertainty of the current crisis, these businesses should have strong balance sheets to weather the storm. They should be nimble enough to continue operating in this environment (for example, while some companies will be forced to cease operations altogether, others can continue with remote operations or work-from-home policies).Foolish Bottom LineAt this time, it’s hard to know how to think or feel. Many individuals find themselves out of jobs, the share market has taken a battering, while we all find ourselves restricted from activities we have, for all our lives, taken for granted.Remember though, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful, and that this, too, shall pass. Stay safe, Fools! See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Data Source: Worldometers 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’ Shares Data Source: Worldometers Global (Weighted)ItalySpainChinaAustralia Current Fatality Rate4.5%(3.4% excl. Italy)10.7%8.5%4%0.4% Enter Your Email Address The median age represents the age at which half of all people are younger than that age, and half of all people are above that age. Hence, 50% of Italy’s population is older than 47 (compared to 50% being older than 38 in Australia). Meanwhile, Wired reports that 23% of Italy’s population is over the age of 65.In other words, Italy has quite an old population. As the data shows, older individuals, and those who are immunocompromised, are typically the most vulnerable to severe cases of Covid-19 (although that is by no means to suggest that younger individuals are not at risk).It should also be noted that, although the UK’s fatality rate remains comparatively low, it will likely rise towards the global average, over time. Hence, individuals should not read this as a suggestion that the severity of the disease is not as bad in Britain as overseas.The second reason relates to how overwhelmed Italy’s hospitals have become. Without getting into detail, there are a number of horror stories relating to the choices doctors and nurses are having to make in Italy regarding which patient should be given priority treatment.According to the CIA, Italy has 3.4 beds per 1,000 people (data as of 2012). This compares favourably to the United States with 2.9 beds per 1,000 people (as of 2013).In a perfect world, every infected person would be given access to the necessary resources to give them a good chance at survival. But that is simply not possible when there is a severe shortage of ICU beds and hospital staff.This highlights the importance of social distancing and flattening the curve — by flattening the curve, we can ease the burden on the health system and give more patients priority care.And third, it may have something to do with Italy’s culture. In a nation where young people mingle more with their grandparents, it’s entirely possible that that has contributed to the rapid spread, and the higher load of severe coronavirus cases. This is why young people in the UK are being told to avoid seeing grandparents for the foreseeable future.An Improvement…Italy is the country with the second-most coronavirus cases in the world. It has 74,386 reported coronavirus cases, 7,503 fatalities and 9,362 recoveries. Meanwhile, 3,489 individuals are considered to be in a serious or critical condition.The spread has at very least slowed in recent days. In the past six days, the number of cases has grown 81.3%, compared to 93.7% in the six days to 25 March, and 102.9% in the six days to 24 March, as can be seen in the chart below. Hence, it does appear that Italy’s lockdown laws are having a positive effect, although it still has a very long way to go.
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Postman of the Year award for fundraising success AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Paul Evans from Llanybydder, near Lampeter, has won the fundraising award in this year’s First Class Awards by the Royal Mail.He received the award for raising £60,000 to to convert an empty primary school into a youth club, gym and community centre. He first began seeking support for the project eight years ago.Evans received £1,000 and was given another £1,000 for the renovation project. Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 April 2007 | News 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. 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 31 August 2012 | News 45 total views, 2 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 Cumbria flood appeal fund set up The Cumbria Community Foundation has announced the creation of an appeal fund for those affected by the floods and storms which took place earlier this week.The Copeland Flood Recovery Fund 2012 has been established with a donation of £50,000 from the Copeland Community Fund. Its primary purpose is to help individuals and families suffering financial hardship as a result of the floods, and its secondary purpose is to fund community relief and ‘rebuilding’ projects.Organisers have set an appeal target of £100,000.The maximum grant available is expected to be in the region of £1,000.The Cumbria Community Foundation was established in 1999. It makes grants to voluntary and community groups throughout the county. It currently distributes more than £1 million a year.It already has experience of running disaster appeals, having run them in 2001, 2005 and 2009. The 2009 Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund, launched to assist the people and communities affected by the flooding of November 2009, raised over £3 million.Photo: sandbags in a flood – by ChiccoDodiFC on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: disaster Individual giving North West 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.
Premier Inn hits £7.5m fundraising target for GOSH a year early AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 248 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Melanie May | 5 January 2017 | News 247 total views, 1 views today Premier Inn has announced that it has now raised £7.5m for Great Ormond Street Hospital, a year ahead of schedule.Premier Inn pledged in 2012 to raise the sum to fund a medical wing. The Premier Inn Clinical Wing will open in Autumn 2017 as part of the hospital’s Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, and will house a surgery centre and inpatient wards for children with infectious diseases, skin conditions and heart disorders, as well as those who have problems with their breathing, mobility or nervous system.Every bedroom will have an en-suite bathroom and room for a parent to stay, while the wards will also have room for the children to play, and for parents to take a break. GOSH is expecting to treat up to 20% more children once the facility opens.Premier Inn celebrated the achievement late last year when its top 25 fundraisers were invited to meet patients from the hospital along with Dame Barbara Windsor (pictured) on a specially designed float that then took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show.Premier Inn and Restaurant’s Simon Ewins said:“We are delighted to have raised £7.5million for GOSH and I would like to say huge congratulations to all our team members who have made this happen through personal challenges and team activities over the last few years. Our focus now is continuing our fundraising efforts and hopefully unveiling some more exciting plans for the partnership next year.”Premier Inn will continue to raise funds for GOSH, through sales of Bernard Bear, which is available in its hotels for £10 with all profits donated to the charity.Image: Dame Barbara Windsor at the annual Lord Mayor’s Show with GOSH patients Becky Parkin, 12, and Harvey Spanner 10. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity corporate 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.
Reporters Without Borders hails a March 14 ruling by a federal district court judge in San Francisco that it is unconstitutional for the FBI to use national security grounds to request information about subscribers from phone companies and Internet Service Providers in a completely secret manner and without a court warrant.Sent in the form of so-called “national security letters” under the Patriot Act, these requests have prohibited the companies that receive them from revealing their existence without permission.This important ruling was issued in response to a case brought on behalf of an unnamed telecommunications company by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends online freedoms.Citing the importance of the constitutional and security issues at stake, Judge Susan Illston ruled that her decision would not take effect for 90 days in order to give the government the opportunity to appeal.Judge Illston ruled that use of the national security letters and their gag rule violated the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of expression. The fact that 97 per cent of the letters imposed non-disclosure requirements showed that they were being abused, she said.Other existing and proposed US laws also use national security grounds to threaten civil liberties and freedom of information. They include a new version of the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which was unveiled in January and could come before Congress next month.The 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISAA), which was extended last December until 2017, gives the US government extraordinary surveillance powers that include accessing the data of non-US citizens who use cloud computing services offered by US companies.The US authorities can, for example, use the law to obtain a secret warrant from a special court to force Google to provide access to all the data – emails, files, contacts and calendar – of any client who is not a US citizen.Deep concern about the extent of these new surveillance powers has been voiced in a report entitled Fighting Cyber Crime and Protecting Privacy in the Cloud that was produced for the European Parliament and released at the end of 2012.Reporters Without Borders hopes that last week’s court ruling will encourage more challenges to laws that restrict online freedom of information and expression on the spurious grounds of defending national security and combatting terrorism. March 20, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Federal court rules “national security letters” unconstitutional News Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information