First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited.last_img read more

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Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgLonghorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileLonghorn Publishers Plc publishes and sells educational and general books and distributes them through retail and ecommerce channels to customers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda. Formerly known as Longhorn Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Longhorn Publishers Limited in 2014. The company publishes reading material for all levels of education under five main brands; eLearning material, educational text books, fiction and nonfiction books and material for tertiary colleges and universities. Longhorn Publishers acquired the intellectual property of Sasa Sema Publications Limited and provides reference books, creative works, biographies and general knowledge books in either print or non-print (electronic) format. Longhorn Publishers is the only publisher with full approval by the Ministry of Education in Kenya and mandated to supply text books for 12 key subjects for secondary and primary schools. Longhorn eBooks store is a digital platform created by the publishing house and the largest eBook library in the Africa sub-region. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Longhorn Publishers Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgGetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about GetBucks Financial Services Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the GetBucks Financial Services Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$2.38K (ZWL200.87K). An average of US$199 (ZWL16.74K) per month.GetBucks Financial Services Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileGetBucks Zimbabwe provides unsecured loan products and educational loans to low income earners employed in the formal sector. Their product offering includes salary advances and term loans, aswell as an operation that accepts savings deposits. GetBucks Zimbabwe has a nationwide footprint with 14 branches in major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company is majority-owned (50.3%) by GetBucks Limited, a holding company domiciled in Mauritius and wholly-owned by MyBucks SA. The remaining shares are held by Brainworks Capital Management (Private) Limited, DBF Capital Partners Limited and local pension funds with a combined sharing holding of 10%. GetBucks Zimbabwe is registered and supervised by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe under its Microfinance Act. GetBucks Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This is what £10k invested in Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is worth after a year. Can it keep flying?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. What’s in a name? If you’re in the business of building brands, an awful lot. Sports retailer Sports Direct International’s name reflected a strong brand for its flagship chain, everybody knows its blue and red shop signs. They’re not classy, but they are clear.Spend, spend, spendEverybody knows director Mike Ashley too, perhaps the best-known FTSE 250 boss. His personal brand isn’t so strong, especially if you live in the Newcastle area. That didn’t worry investors while the Sports Direct share price was racing away, but it fell from grace as many questioned his strategy of mopping up distressed retailers, seemingly at random.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…His spending spree has included Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in the US, alongside UK purchases Evans Cycles, Sofa.com, Game Digital, fashion firm Jack Wills, and his best-known acquisition, House of Fraser, which completed in August 2018 at a cost of £90m.Ashley missed out on Debenhams and online retail and education group Findel (now known as Studio Retail), while other targets have included Patisserie Valerie, LK Bennett and Hamleys.Second thoughtsInvestors cannot quite decide whether he is the ‘saviour of the high street’ seizing a “generational opportunity”, as he has called it, or is deluded by dreams of omnipotence. While others flee the high street meltdown for online safe havens, Ashley has been heading into the conflagration.In this respect, he is following one part Warren Buffett’s famous mantra, by being “greedy while others are fearful”, but greed isn’t always good. Online shopping, squeezed wallets and an uncertain economy make this a brave call.Even Ashley has had second thoughts, admitting at one point that he regretted his purchase of House of Fraser, which was losing almost £3m a week.What’s in a name?Despite that, Ashley has doubled down on his acquisition, by relabelling Sports Direct as Frasers Group (LSE: FRAS), in a bid to shift his retail empire way upmarket. So is there substance behind it?Last year, analysts were sceptical, with 50% recommending investors sell, according to research from AJ Bell. Only Pearson and Marks & Spencer were more reviled. But while Pearson fell 5% and M&S 31%, they got it wrong with Frasers Group, as the share price soared a stonking 92.5% across 2019, turning a £10,000 investment into £19,250. Unsurprisingly, this has prompted many to take a second look.Posh boyIn a further shift upmarket, Frasers Group recently bought a 12.5% stake in the luxury British handbag maker Mulberry, as part of its “key strategic priority” to reposition the group towards “premium third-party brands”. Other Frasers Group brands include Donnay, Flannels, Karrimor, Kangol, Lillywhites, Lonsdale, Slazenger and a 26% stake in French Connection.With its recent Belgian tax issues apparently cleared up, the £2.4bn group’s outlook seems brighter. My worry is that Ashley is building his empire on unstable ground, as the high street remains under massive pressure and I cannot see where the recovery will come from. Going upmarket may help, but is it too little, too late?Don’t buy expecting a repeat of the recent share price surge, I’d rather watch and wait. Whatever happens next, it won’t be boring. Mike Ashley never is. “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 Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 | More on: FRAS center_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. This is what £10k invested in Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is worth after a year. Can it keep flying?last_img read more

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Forget the BP dividend cut! Why I think these top FTSE 100 companies still offer amazing yields

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget the BP dividend cut! Why I think these top FTSE 100 companies still offer amazing yields See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Dividend-hungry investors who are in despair after today’s BP dividend cut should take heart because plenty of FTSE 100 companies still offer fantastic yields. You can get income of up to 11% without taking unnecessary risks with your money.The news will come as a huge relief after energy giant BP became the latest UK blue chip to take an axe to its shareholder payouts. Plenty of top FTSE 100 companies are standing by their dividends, even as BP cuts.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…There is no question that UK dividends are now thinner on the ground, thanks to the Covid-19-related downturn. An incredible 176 UK companies have cancelled dividends and another 30 reduced theirs in the three months to 30 June, according to the latest Dividend Monitor from Link Group. FTSE income squeezeHeadline dividends could halve this year, in the group’s worst-case scenario, costing investors an incredible £53.8bn. Companies have been forced into taking drastic action, to protect their balance sheets during the sharpest recession in history.All of the big banks have been forced to drop their dividends. That means Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC Holdings, NatWest Group, and Standard Chartered pay no dividends at all right now. Royal Dutch Shell has axed its prized payout for the first time since the war, while insurer Aviva, broadcaster ITV, Costa Coffee owner Whitbread and telecoms provider BT Group have scrapped theirs.Link’s research shows that 60 UK companies did increase their payouts in the second quarter. That is pretty impressive, given the economic challenges that lie ahead. There are still plenty of income opportunities out there, despite the BP dividend cut.Right now, Standard Life Aberdeen and Legal & General Group both yield more than 8% a year. Phoenix Group Holdings yields 6.96% and Vodafone Group gives you 6.68%.Big tobacco is also a great source of dividends, with British American Tobacco yielding 8% and Imperial Brands Group an incredible 11%. Healthcare companies GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca have been two great stocks to hold during the global pandemic, and currently yield 5.09% and 2.55% respectively.Look beyond the BP dividend cutExperienced investors will know the value of holding defensive utility stocks at times like these. National Grid, a sector favourite of mine, yields 5.31%. United Utilities Group is close behind, yielding 4.68%. SSE yields a whopping 6.09%.There are plenty more top dividend payers there. They include mining giant Rio Tinto, which yields 6.33%, Tesco‘s 4.14%, and Diageo‘s 2.51%.Despite the BP dividend cut, it remains a top income stock. Even now you will get a very welcome 5.4% a year. No wonder its share price actually jumped on the news.The bulk of the FTSE 100 dividend cuts should be over for now. Companies that are standing by their dividend can probably afford to do so. In today’s troubled market, it pays to choose your income stocks carefully, rather than buying the whole index.As you can see, the BP dividend cut is not the end of the world. The income is still out there.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC Holdings, Imperial Brands, ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered, and Tesco. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Can Lloyds, HSBC, and Barclays shares ever recover?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images 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. Can Lloyds, HSBC, and Barclays shares ever recover? Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 5th October, 2020 | More on: BARC HSBA LLOY center_img UK bank stocks have taken a beating this year. Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) shares, for example, have fallen below 30p, after starting 2020 above 60p. Similarly, HSBC (LSE: HSBA) shares have fallen to near 300p, after starting the year around 600p. Meanwhile, Barclays (LSE: BARC) shares are currently under 100p, after starting 2020 near 185p.Can these UK banks stocks recover? I think it’s certainly possible. After all, banks stocks have crashed before and rebounded. That said, a recovery is likely to take time. And there are a few things that need to happen.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…Why have Lloyds, HSBC, and Barclays shares crashed?The main reason bank shares have crashed this year is that economic conditions are woeful. As a result of Covid-19, businesses are struggling and this is resulting in an increase in loan defaults. This is bad news for the banks. Their profitability is taking a hit.HSBC, for example, recently advised that it has seen a “material increase” in expected credit losses and other credit impairment charges (ECL). Lloyds, meanwhile, registered £3.8bn in impairment charges in the first half of the year.If economic conditions begin to recover, banks will benefit. Subsequently, their share prices could rise.Another key reason bank shares have crashed this year is that interest rates have plummeted. Low interest rates are not good for banks. This is because they earn a lot of their income from the spread between the interest rates they charge to lend money and the interest rates they offer to borrow money. The lower interest rates are, the less opportunity there is for banks to profit.I expect that we will be stuck with low interest rates for a while. However, eventually, rates may begin to rise. This could push bank stocks higher.Can UK bank shares recover? Looking beyond these issues, there are a few other things that need to happen for UK bank stocks to fully recover.Firstly, the banks need to stay out of trouble. Recently, HSBC has been in the news in relation to money laundering allegations. Leaked documents showed that the bank had moved vast sums of money around the world for criminals. This hit the share price. Meanwhile, Lloyds was plagued by PPI charges for years. Banks need to clean up their act and avoid being fined by the regulators.Secondly, we need to see dividends reintroduced. Earlier this year, the Bank of England banned UK banks from paying dividends due to Covid-19. The reintroduction of dividends could see interest in bank shares increase, pushing their share prices up.Finally, banks need to ensure that they innovate. Right now, the financial services industry is evolving at a rapid rate. Digital banks such as Monzo, Revolut and Starling, and FinTechs such as PayPal, TransferWise, and Monese are changing the game for consumers. Lloyds, HSBC, and Barclays need to join in to protect their market share.UK bank stocks: slow recoveryIn summary, a recovery for UK bank stocks is possible. However, a recovery is not going to happen overnight.As such, if you’re looking for investment opportunities right now, you may be better off ignoring Lloyds, HSBC, and Barclays and focusing your attention on businesses with stronger growth prospects. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Lloyds Bank and PayPal. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended PayPal Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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I’ll never make a million from cash. But £500 a month in UK shares might just do it

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. You could start with this opportunity. Harvey Jones | Monday, 18th January, 2021 Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Enter Your Email Address If you want to make a million from cash these days, you need a truly massive sum to start off with. Say £950,000. If you put that amount in a typical savings account paying 0.25%, you’d get there in around 22 years. The problem is that the value of your money will have fallen in real terms, eroded by inflation.That’s why I’m banking on UK shares to make me a million for retirement, as history shows they should deliver a far higher return over the longer run. That means I can start with a much smaller sum than £950,000. In fact, I reckon it’s possible to get there with just £500 a month.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…UK shares may be volatile, but that’s the price you pay for their superior growth prospects. You can play safe with cash, but with the big banks paying just 0.01% on easy access, that’s false security. At that rate of growth it would take 525 years to turn £950,000 into £1m.Make a million from UK sharesMy calculations suggest that somebody who invested £500 a month in UK shares from age 25, and made an average total return of 6.5% a year after charges and dividends reinvested, would have £1.2m by age 66. Sadly, not many 25-year-olds have that kind of money at their disposal, or that level of foresight. However, the longer you wait to get going, the more you’ll have to save later.Investing £500 from 35 would give you £594,201 by age 66, assuming the same growth rates. That’s well short of £1m, but it’s not too shabby either. If you have a workplace pension too, and receive the odd windfall, such as inheritance, you could still make a million.Otherwise you could increase your £500 payment by 5% a year, and then you would have £1.07m by age 66. Some may be wary of investing during these uncertain times, yet history shows this is often the best time to invest. The FTSE 100 has partially recovered from last year’s traumatic crash, but still trades 12% below its level this time last year.Start early and stick with itVaccine success has boosted investor sentiment, and the UK looks to have stolen a march on other western countries. Many Britons are rightly sceptical of how the UK government has responded to the crisis, but our vaccine success is attracting attention overseas. With Brexit mostly settled, many foreign investors are now sizing up UK shares.I’m looking to buy a spread of FTSE 100 dividend stocks today, in my bid to make a million for my retirement. Despite last year’s dividend cuts, there are still plenty of top stocks out there. I’m looking beyond today’s short-term uncertainty to the long-term. I’ll be measuring my success in decades, rather than years.I could never make a million from cash. UK shares are giving me a fighting chance. Although it’ll take a working lifetime to do it. See all posts by Harvey Jones Image source: Getty Images 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. I’ll never make a million from cash. But £500 a month in UK shares might just do itlast_img read more

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Analysis: Health care system in Florida among nation’s worst

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center Square The Commonwealth Fund’s annual Scorecard on State Health System Performance ranked Florida 41st overall in grading health care in 50 states and the District of Columbia.The analysis measured 49 data indicators in five categories: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and costs, healthy lives, and income disparity and racial disparity.The top-scoring states were Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Iowa and Connecticut. The bottom five were Mississippi, Oklahoma, Nevada, Missouri and West Virginia.Florida ranked 48th for access and affordability, 47th for avoidable use and cost, 41st for income disparity, 41st for per capita public health spending ($19 a person, 51 of percent the national median) and last in the percentage of children without a medical home, meaning without a personal doctor or nurse or “a usual source for sick and well care.”The annual scorecard is based on 2018 data, which means issues identified in the analysis by the New York-based health care advocacy nonprofit likely have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Commonwealth Fund President Dr. David Blumenthal said last week when introducing the report.“There’s no doubt the pandemic has exacerbated these weaknesses in our health care system,” he said.The analysis’ Florida breakdown showed the state improved in 2018 from previous rankings in 17 indicators – most notably in prevention and treatment indicators, where Florida climbed from 44th to 33rd – dropped in 12 and had no change in 14.More than 35 million people in the U.S. as of this month are estimated to be uninsured by The Commonwealth Fund.About 19 percent – or about 2.5 million of Florida’s 13 million adults between the ages of 19-64 – were uninsured in 2018, when Florida had the nation’s 48th-highest percentage of uninsured adults.Among reasons cited in Florida’s 48th ranking for access and affordability is a 2019 U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC) report that found 8.3 percent of respondents in Florida skipped needed medical care at least once in the previous 12 months because of cost, up from 4.8 percent in 2018.The CDC survey also found 9.7 percent of Florida respondents did not take medications as prescribed because of cost.Accessibility to health care is limited by accelerating costs and privately insured individuals essentially are paying the brunt of the bill nationwide and, particularly, in Florida, The Commonwealth Foundation reported.“Prices paid by commercial insurers are higher than Medicare rates for similar services,” the analysis stated, placing Florida 41st in the nation in comparing prices paid by commercial employer-sponsored plans for inpatient hospital services to Medicare payment rates for similar services.Commercial insurers paid between 140 percent of Medicare prices in Hawaii, for instance, and 274 percent in Oregon – the nation’s highest rate. Private insurers generally paid about 240 percent the Medicaid rate for similar services in Florida, accord to the study.“High prices have consequences,” The Commonwealth Fund stated. “When health providers charge private insurers higher prices, insurers pass along those higher costs to employers by increasing premiums. Ultimately, employees bear the burden through higher premium contributions, deductibles, out-of-pocket medical costs and reduced wages. States where providers charge the highest prices also tended to have the highest average premium costs in terms of both employer and employee contributions.” Florida’s health care system is among the nation’s worst in access, affordability, avoidable use, consistent pediatric care and overall costs, especially for the privately insured, according to a recently published analysis by The Commonwealth Fund. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSAnnual ScorecardFlorida’s Health Care SystemThe Center SquareThe Commonwealth Fund Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka Youth Council now accepting applications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Photo by Berrmix Studio on Unsplashlast_img read more

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Khaled Ya’qoub Oweis’ accreditation withdrawn

first_img The government withdrew the accreditation of the Reuters correspondent in Damascus, Khaled Ya’qoub Oweis, accusing him of filing “unprofessional and false” reports about recent events in Syria. A Jordanian national, Oweis had been based in Damascus since February 2006 and was Reuters’ first accredited correspondent in Syria. News Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Khaled Ya’qoub Oweis’ accreditation withdrawncenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 14 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community Newscenter_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week:Three-year-old Stella (A484326) can’t wait to find her person and bond with them for life! She may not be that dog who’s chatting up strangers at a party, but she’d love movie night at home with her one and only. Getting invited into Stella’s inner circle is an honor, and once you’re there, she’ll shower you with affection. Oh, and she’s also quite the bed hog, so hopefully you don’t mind sharing! When she gives you that sweet Stella look, you’ll be willing to sleep on the couch for her (don’t worry though, she’ll leave you a sliver of space on the bed for cuddling).The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.Yoyo (A407838) is a handsome black-and-white tuxedo cat, itching to meet his new best friend! At first glance, Yoyo appears to be a little shy, but it only takes a few treats and chin rubs to get him to open up. He would do great with a companion who would make him feel loved and protected. Three-year-old Yoyo would thrive in a home where he has space to hide and explore (after all, what cat doesn’t love a good game of hide-and-seek?). This adorable guy would make a great friend, and as a bonus, he’s already dressed in his formal wear!The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 11:35 amlast_img read more

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