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ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
I’d spend £5k on these 2 cheap UK shares in my ISA for 2021! Royston Wild | Saturday, 12th December, 2020 | More on: STVG TRI Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2020 has been one of the most difficult for UK share investors in recent memory. The coronavirus outbreak, which caused the stock market crash of late February and early March and the subsequent collapse in the global economy, gave stock pickers enough to worry about this year.But tit-for-tat arguing over trade tariffs, ongoing Brexit-related chaos, and the added threat of political chaos in the US hasn’t done investor confidence a favour either.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…Share market performance in 2020 could have been a lot worse had it not been for the strong performance of small-cap stocks since the spring. The FTSE 100 is down 13% since trading began on 1 January. The FTSE AIM All-Share index, meanwhile, is up 12%, soaring after the initial stock market crash.Many professional investors reckon that small- and micro-cap stocks will continue outperforming larger UK shares as we move into 2021. So now could be a great time to buy as hopes of a strong rebound in the global economy grow.2 too-cheap-to-miss UK sharesHere are a couple of small-cap shares I’m thinking of buying today. Let me explain why I’d buy them for my Stocks and Shares ISA for 2021 and hold them for 10 years at least:#1: TrifastSmall-cap Trifast makes screws, bolts and fastenings for a huge number of applications. They can be found inside your washing machine, your laptop, your car, even your Covid-19 protective visor. This UK share’s broad exposure to a variety of cyclical sectors puts it in great shape to ride the economic recovery. And its massive geographic wingspan covering Europe, the US and Asia will let it ride the upturn to the maximum. Trifast is expected to return to earnings growth this fiscal year (to March 2021). And it trades on a low forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.8 for the rapidly-approaching new financial period. That’s supported by expectations of a 26% profits jump in 2021. And I’m excited by the company’s future profits opportunities as global car demand soars.#2: STV GroupBroadcaster STV Group is in great shape to ride any economic recovery in 2021. History shows us that spending by advertisers recovers very quickly when conditions improve. And this is why City analysts reckon annual profits at this UK share will zoom 20% higher in 2021. But this small-cap isn’t just a brilliant buy for the here and now. I’m also encouraged by the huge investment it’s making in digital and video on demand (VOD), steps that should deliver robust long-term profits growth. 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Los Angeles janitors rally on April 29, 2016.A majority of the five-member National Labor Relations Board are currently Trump appointees. With one seat vacant, they hold three seats, and that will jump to four when Trump replaces an outgoing board member. The president also appointed NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb.This year John Ring — who along with Marvin Kaplan, William Emmanuel and Robb had previously been attorneys in the field of “union avoidance” — was made chair of the NLRB.Since the last year’s appointments of Kaplan, Emmanuel and Robb, a number of NLRB rulings have made it harder to organize unions and harder for unions to represent members. The business mouthpiece Wall Street Journal ran a story last Jan. 31 headlined, “Trump’s Appointees Are Restoring Reason to the NLRB.” One example of this “reason” occurred when Emmanuel was caught in a conflict-of-interest scandal, having previously represented a company whose case was before the board.The board’s bias toward capital has been demonstrated repeatedly. Most recently on Oct. 26, General Counsel Robb imposed new limits on a union’s fundamental right to picket. This right has been constricted since passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947, which has been used repeatedly to disallow mass picketing that effectively deters scabbing.Robb’s latest order, targeting janitors picketing a building where they worked, further erodes this basic right. Robb ruled that they could not picket the building because it was not owned by the cleaning company they worked for.Robb’s interpretation of Taft-Hartley provisions prohibiting “secondary” actions — against employers who do not directly employ a group of workers — goes against NLRB rulings under earlier administrations that recognized “joint employment.” Robb overturned a decision of an NLRB administrative judge who had determined that Preferred Building Services, which contracted with the janitors’ direct employer, Ortiz Janitorial Services, was involved in supervising the workers and was thus considered a “joint employer.”Millions of workers in today’s economy, with its tangled web of supply chains, are now employed by third-party subcontractors, where the company that contracts with other businesses still has a say on terms of employment and sometimes even supervises the workers.Unions need the right to target a larger company that dictates terms to a smaller one.Last December, the board made the definition of joint employment more restrictive. As the WSJ article gleefully points out, this could allow McDonald’s to refuse to bargain with workers directly employed by a franchisee.Now, with the latest ruling against picketing, could workers trying to unionize a particular franchise or group of franchises be prohibited from picketing McDonald’s headquarters or a meeting of McDonald’s stockholders?A broad assault on workers in motionIn the actual case of the California janitors, as well as the hypothetical case of McDonald’s cited by the WSJ, the NLRB is deliberately acting to weaken the powerful movement of low-wage workers, who are overwhelmingly people of color, immigrants, women and youth.The NLRB also attacked retail workers in 2017 when it denied the right of salespeople in Macy’s fragrance and cosmetics department to organize as a “micro-unit.” Now, a union would have to organize all the store’s employees who are involved in similar work.This decision could impact the drive to organize Volkswagen in Tennessee, where the company is refusing to honor an earlier NLRB decision that skilled maintenance workers who voted for union representation are a bona fide micro-unit and are entitled to bargain with VW.In September, the board amended the standard under which a member can charge their union with violating the Duty of Fair Representation. Up until now a union member could file charges if a grievance handler failed to make “a good faith effort” on their behalf. Now a union can be held liable for “mere negligence” or “weak representation.”On the surface this might not seem like an anti-union ruling: What’s wrong with compelling union representatives to do their job? But this ruling forces local unions to devote additional resources to tracking every grievance at every step and to keeping up with communications with every single member who has a grievance. Of course, every effort should be made to achieve this standard when resources permit. But a smaller local union that can’t afford full-time staff or representatives could find itself underwater trying to stay on top of every dispute with management.A “weak representation” charge could also be leveled when a grievance handler, who makes a good faith effort on behalf of a member, nevertheless loses a grievance due to management intransigence or arbitrator bias. A charge could even be filed by a member disciplined for just cause — such as documented racist or sexual harassment — if their representative cannot get the discipline or discharge reversed.Considering the general orientation of the NLRB, it can be concluded that this ruling is intended to hurt unions rather than help members.The NLRB has never been a consistently reliable friend of unions. Its original purpose was to maintain class peace, not to make it easier for unions to engage in class struggle. Now, in the generalized anti-labor climate epitomized by the 2018 Supreme Court Janus decision, the board is openly functioning as a union-busting agency.Unions were born in class struggle. Now it should be crystal clear that class struggle is the way forward. Teacher strikes, Fight for $15 and the mass worldwide walkout at Google are examples to follow.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp TAGS Facebook Facebook Twitter Local NewsUS News Pinterest Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time, new research suggests. How long immunity lasts from natural infection is one of the big questions in the pandemic. Scientists still think reinfections are fairly rare and usually less serious than initial ones, but recent developments around the world have raised concerns. In South Africa, a vaccine study found new infections with a variant in 2% of people who previously had an earlier version of the virus. In Brazil, several similar cases were documented with a new variant there. Researchers are exploring whether reinfections help explain a recent surge in the city of Manaus, where three-fourths of residents were thought to have been previously infected. In the United States, a study found that 10% of Marine recruits who had evidence of prior infection and repeatedly tested negative before starting basic training were later infected again. That work was done before the new variants began to spread, said one study leader, Dr. Stuart Sealfon of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. “Previous infection does not give you a free pass,” he said. “A substantial risk of reinfection remains.” Reinfections pose a public health concern, not just a personal one. Even in cases where reinfection causes no symptoms or just mild ones, people might still spread the virus. That’s why health officials are urging vaccination as a longer-term solution and encouraging people to wear masks, keep physical distance and wash their hands frequently. “It’s an incentive to do what we have been saying all along: to vaccinate as many people as we can and to do so as quickly as we can,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert. “My looking at the data suggests … and I want to underline suggests … the protection induced by a vaccine may even be a little better” than natural infection, Fauci said. Doctors in South Africa began to worry when they saw a surge of cases late last year in areas where blood tests suggested many people had already had the virus. Until recently, all indications were “that previous infection confers protection for at least nine months,” so a second wave should have been “relatively subdued,” said Dr. Shabir Madhi of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Scientists discovered a new version of the virus that’s more contagious and less susceptible to certain treatments. It now causes more than 90% of new cases in South Africa and has spread to 40 countries including the United States. Madhi led a study testing Novavax’s vaccine and found it less effective against the new variant. The study also revealed that infections with the new variant were just as common among people who had COVID-19 as those who had not. “What this basically tells us, unfortunately, is that past infection with early variants of the virus in South Africa does not protect” against the new one, he said. In Brazil, a spike in hospitalizations in Manaus in January caused similar worry and revealed a new variant that’s also more contagious and less vulnerable to some treatments. “Reinfection could be one of the drivers of these cases,” said Dr. Ester Sabino of the University of Sao Paulo. She wrote an article in the journal Lancet on possible explanations. “We have not yet been able to define how frequently this is happening,” she said. California scientists also are investigating whether a recently identified variant may be causing reinfections or a surge of cases there. “We’re looking at that now,” seeking blood samples from past cases, said Jasmine Plummer, a researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, said it soon would report on what he called “the Los Angeles variant.” New variants were not responsible for the reinfections seen in the study of Marines — it was done before the mutated viruses emerged, said Sealfon, who led that work with the Naval Medical Research Center. Other findings from the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine; the new ones on reinfection are posted on a research website. The study involved several thousand Marine recruits who tested negative for the virus three times during a two-week supervised military quarantine before starting basic training. Among the 189 whose blood tests indicated they had been infected in the past, 19 tested positive again during the six weeks of training. That’s far less than those without previous infection — “almost half of them became infected at the basic training site,” Sealfon said. The amount and quality of antibodies that previously infected Marines had upon arrival was tied to their risk of getting the virus again. No reinfections caused serious illness, but that does not mean the recruits were not at risk of spreading infection to others, Sealfon said. “It does look like reinfection is possible. I don’t think we fully understand why that is and why immunity has not developed” in those cases, said an immunology expert with no role in the study, E. John Wherry of the University of Pennsylvania. “Natural infections can leave you with a range of immunity” while vaccines consistently induce high levels of antibodies, Wherry said. “I am optimistic that our vaccines are doing a little bit better.” ——— The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleIowa governor auctioned off access for pork barons’ charityNext articleECISD to discuss Ector College Prep Digital AIM Web Support
Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer shot and wounded during the raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment has filed a counterclaim against Kenneth Walker following Walker’s lawsuit against the city of Louisville, numerous Louisville Metro Police Department officers, and city and state officials.In the filing, Mattingly’s attorneys claim that he is entitled to compensatory and punitive damages for battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. They claim that Mattingly nearly died and needed five hours of surgery for his injury.Mattingly is requesting a trial by jury and all legal costs to be paid by Walker.“Walker did intentionally shoot Mattingly or acted recklessly in firing his pistol in the direction of the Police Officers who were serving a search warrant,” the filing reads. “Walker’s conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality.”“Walker’s conduct has caused Defendant Mattingly severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress,” the filing states.On March 13, at Taylor’s home, Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove and former police officer Brett Hankison executed what was initially supposed to be a “no-knock” search warrant. In a briefing shortly before the raid, police officers were instructed to knock and announce at Taylor’s home, several officers told the public integrity unit in their interview. The plainclothes officers were investigating a suspected drug operation allegedly linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.Mattingly said Taylor’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Kenneth Walker, shot him in the leg when police entered the apartment, and Walker opened fire. The police fired 32 shots, eight striking and killing Taylor.Officials determined Mattingly was shot by Walker, according to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. While a Kentucky State Police ballistics report could not determine whether the bullet that hit Mattingly came from Walker’s gun, they determined it was his because no one else was carrying that caliber weapon. ABC News has not seen the FBI’s report.Walker and his attorneys dispute Cameron’s claim.Walker, a licensed gun owner, told investigators that he and Taylor asked who was at the door several times but heard no answer. Walker said he only fired a warning shot when the door broke open, because he didn’t know who entered the residence. Walker initially was charged with attempted murder of a police officer following the incident, but those charges have since been dropped without prejudice.Kenneth Walker’s attorneys Steve Romines and Frederick Moore III, issued a statement about Mattingly’s lawsuit on Thursday.“This is the latest in a cycle of police aggression, deflection of responsibility, and obstruction of the facts. The counterclaim just brings it full circle. If Kenny can be sued for defending himself, make no mistake, all lawful gun owners’ rights are at risk. And that should scare everyone. We intend to defend Kenny — once again — from baseless charges intended to harm, intimidate, and cover up the events of March 13, 2020,” the statement readIn an exclusive interview with ABC News and Louisville’s Courier Journal, Mattingly, a 20-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department, said one of the biggest things he would have done differently was to storm Taylor’s residence without giving her time to answer what he claims were multiple knocks on her door accompanied by repeated announcements of “Police, search warrant!”Several neighbors dispute Mattingly’s account and claim they never heard police announce themselves.Mattingly also told ABC News he was a victim as well. “My family has been a victim in this. They have to go in hiding. They have had death threats,” he said.ABC News’ Christina Carrega, Bill Hutchinson, Samara Lynn, Sabina Ghebremedhin and Emily Shapiro contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Kathleen Wentz (right with daughter Erika,) an Ocean City resident, is not a fan of Patriots QB Tom Brady. By Tim KellyIt might still be a full week until Super Bowl LII, but to talk to people around Ocean City and Somers Point yesterday, the fans are more than ready.The first person we encountered at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue was Kathleen Wentz and her daughter Erika.That’s right, Wentz!“I tell everybody he’s my cousin,” said Kathleen, of Eagles injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz.“I was thinking about going to the will call window during the playoffs and trying to get in that way,” she said with a laugh.And as much as Kathleen loves the Eagles, that’s how much she dislikes the opponent, the New England Patriots.“I can’t stand Tom Brady,” she said, “and I think the Eagles are going to do it this time.”Gary Logan of Egg Harbor Township and son Brett were already fired up for the game. Brett, who was wearing a Wentz jersey, is a big fan of the Eagles defense.Gary (right) and son Brett Logan, both see an Eagles win next Sunday.“I’m all about Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox,” Brett said of the Eagles star defensive linemen. “It was great seeing them deny Minnesota any more points, he said of the Eagles 38-7 win in the NFC Championship game.“I like their chances against New England,” Gary said. “I think they match up well. I think our offense will have a chance to do some things against The Patriots’ defense. That’s where the Eagles might have an advantage.”Mike Lenhardt of Ocean City, a General Supervisor for the city, is one of the lucky fans who is actually going to the game. He said he would be flying out of Philadelphia Friday afternoon. Seeing his beloved Birds in the Super Bowl is a dream come true for Lenhardt, who saw his first game when Roman Gabriel was the Eagles quarterback in the early days of Veterans’ Stadium.Mike Lenhardt of Ocean City is one of the lucky area fans making the trek to Minnesota for the game next Sunday.Mike was at Olympia Sports in Somers Point to pick up some Eagles gear including a camouflage pattern shirt.Mike said he is going to the game courtesy of a friend who lives in Florida. His seat is 21 rows off the field, on the Patriots’ side of the stadium. That shouldn’t matter, he said, because he expects the Patriots’ fans to be outnumbered by Eagles partisans by a wide margin.“This has been such a magical run,” he said of the Birds’ unlikely journey to the game’s ultimate stage. “What a fitting ending if they could cap it off with a victory.”Michael Keenan (left) and Max Goldstein were busy selling Eagles gear at Olympia Sports.Inside Olympia Sports, employees Michael Keenan and Maz Goldstein said the Eagles gear has been flying off the shelves.“It’s been crazy,” Keenan said. “There were people waiting outside when we opened this morning.The storefront window at Olympia Sports even had some advice for coach Doug Pederson (Run the ball!).Goldstein said the store just got a supply of rubber dog masks ($34.99) in stock on Saturday, the exact same kind as worn and made famous by Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson, to make fun of the Eagles underdog status throughout the playoffs. “We’ve already sold seven of them,” he said.Lisa Harvey (right) and saughter Sarah of Linwood shop for Eagles championship gear Saturday at Olympia Sports in Somers Point.