first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Why did Omega Diagnostics (ODX) share price surge last week? ODX Share price: more growth on the horizon?Omega Diagnostics is a small biotech firm. It primarily focuses on developing diagnostic products to detect food intolerances, allergies, and, more recently, viral infections like Covid-19. Its rapid progress in creating lateral flow antigen tests for the virus opened up several growth opportunities. In fact, this appears to be the primary driver behind the explosive ODX share price last year. But why is the stock price now surging again?Recently, the management team made a series of promising announcements. The first relates to its government manufacturing contract. As a reminder, this agreement is for the production of rapid Covid-19 tests within the UK. Omega says it’s standing by, ready to start manufacturing tests just as soon as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) gives the green light. Unfortunately, this process is taking longer than expected. However, it is worth noting that Omega Diagnostics has already received £2.5m (before VAT) in pre-production payments from the UK Government, and stands to benefit a great deal more once the ball gets rolling.Secondly, the company has begun pursuing a CE mark for its antigen tests to enable it to start selling in Europe. Omega has actually already received a CE mark for professional use. But it wants to expand this to home use as well. As it stands, the management team expects approval by the end of July.Combining these announcements, it seems that Omega Diagnostics is about to see a boom in both production and sales of its rapid Covid-19 tests. Needless to say, this offers some substantial growth for the business. And so, seeing the ODX share price take off is not that surprising to me.There remain several risksThe potential growth that lies ahead is substantial in my eyes. However, whether this can be sustained over the long term remains to be seen. As it stands, Omega expects to generate a significant portion of its near-term future revenue from the sale of its Covid-19 tests. But as the vaccine rollout continues to progress worldwide, the demand for these products will likely decline, as may the ODX share price.The company does have a diverse portfolio of alternative diagnostic products already on the market. But the income generated by these is not on the same scale as its most recent viral tests.But the surge in initial income from the government manufacturing contract has flooded the balance sheet with plenty of cash. And this provides the management team with a notable amount of liquidity to pursue the development of new products to replace the Covid-19 sales in the future. But until such products are announced, Omega Diagnostics remains on my watch list. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img There is another business I’m following that looks far more promising. Here is: Like many biotech companies that joined the fight against Covid-19 last year, the Omega Diagnostics (LSE:ODX) share price has seen some explosive growth. In 2020 alone, the stock surged more than 300%!But by comparison, its recent performance has been quite disappointing. Since around March this year, the ODX share price has been on a downward trajectory, falling from around 100p to nearly 60p. However, towards the end of last week, the stock suddenly exploded by over 20%, rising to around 73p today. As a result, the 12-month performance now sits at around a 25% return. But what caused this growth?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… Image: Dechra Pharmaceuticals 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Grab your free report – while it’s online.last_img read more

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Let’s raise the roof Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:03 pm Monday, May 19, 2014center_img Skip If ideas were gold, there would be more than enough money to restore the Rock Building to its original grandeur.All of the ideas tossed around at the grassroots meeting at the “Save the Rock” meeting at the Troy Recreation Center Monday night were good ones, said David Helms, who with his wife, Sherry, is spearheading the efforts to restore the historic Rock Building, which is the property of the Pike County Commission.Helms said the purpose of the meeting was to find a use for the Rock Building that would justify its restoration. Among the suggested uses were a farmers’ market, a multi-use facility, a performing arts theater, shops, artists’ studios and an outdoor performance venue.Funding for the restoration of the building was a topic of much discussion. An earmarked lodging tax that would assist the Pike County Commission’s efforts to restore and maintain the Rock Building was thought to be the most viable financial avenue.However, Homer Wright, Commission chairman, said the lodging tax would require a countywide referendum.“Even if we were successful in getting it through the Legislature and to the voters, it would be 2016 before we could get the lodging tax on a ballot,” he said. “A special election would be a quicker way to decide the issue but that would cost us $40,000 or $50,000. And, that’s money we don’t have.”Sherry Helms said that during the ongoing efforts to secure a lodging tax, which might or might not be successful, the existing and badly leaking roof would cave in.“What we need first is a new roof to secure the building,” she said.Commissioner Charlie Harris agreed.“Then, let’s raise the roof,” he said. “I believe that the people of Pike County care enough about this building to support a fundraising effort to ‘raise the roof.’”Wright said a new roof would secure the building until a decision was made as to a purpose for the building.“While we are working toward ways to fund the restoration, the building would be protected,” he said.Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said that, after listening to the many and different connections of those in attendance to the Rock Building, she believes the efforts to restore the building will be successful.“I think the people of Pike County want to see this building preserved,” she said. “There’s just to much history there and too many family connections. I believe that we can ‘raise the roof.’”David Helms said the ideal situation for the restoration of the Rock Building would be for the City of Troy and Troy University to come on board with the Pike County Commission.“This could be a facility that would be available to the county, the city and the university,” he said. “We need to sit down and talk with the city and university to see if there is any interest in partnering with the county on this.”Helms is organizing committees to explore state and federal grant funding options for the project and to work with the Alabama Historical Commission to learn what must be done to preserve the architectural integrity of the building.“We need committees to look into every avenue for possible funding,” Helms said. “We also need volunteers who can write grants and research other avenues of funding, architects who will work with us on a design for the building and certainly those who will explore uses for the building that will be most beneficial to the people of Pike County.”Those who would like to join the grassroots efforts to restore the Rock Building are encouraged to contact Helms through the Pike County Chamber of Commerce at 334-566-2294. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Latest Stories You Might Like Special Olympians make the most of summer games For the eighth year in a row, Troy University held the state’s Special Olympics summer games. This year’s games included… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs improve to 4-0 on the season with a 42-21 road win against The Rushville Lions this past Friday Night.Batesville Football RecapThe Bulldogs travel to St. Leon to battle East Central on Homecoming this Football Friday Night.  Kickoff at Trojan Field will be at 7.WRBI’s coverage starts with our Countdown To Kickoff at 6.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img

first_imgYet even if Cameroon cannot beat Germany, Broos insists that the team has still come a long way in a short space of time. “A year ago we didn’t even have a team. Today you have a team that won the Africa Cup of Nations and that’s progress,” the Belgian coach said in the wake of the draw with Australia.“You should not think that winning the Africa Cup of Nations means that you can win the Confederations Cup and next year the World Cup. That’s not how it works. Let this team grow, let it get some experience and if tomorrow I can find someone who scores goals with his eyes closed, he’ll be in my team.”Cameroon have not beaten Germany in three previous meetings between the teams. Their most recent clash was a friendly in Monchengladbach in June 2014 which ended in a 2-2 draw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cameroon will target a win over Germany and a place in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup when the teams meet today evening in Sochi. The teams’ final Group B clash is set for the Fisht Olympic Stadium. The Indomitable Lions have had a tough time of things in Russia thus far, losing their opening match 0-2 to Chile before drawing 1-1 with Australia on Thursday evening.The West Africans had enough chances to bury the Socceroos, but Vincent Aboubakar was particularly guilty of spurning some wonderful opportunities. The results have left Hugo Broos’ team at the bottom of the pool with just one point, trailing co-leaders Germany and Chile by three points.Yet a two-goal victory over Germany would be enough to see Cameroon leapfrog the Europeans on goal difference and probably secure progression – assuming Australia don’t beat Chile in the other Group B match.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — For college seniors, now is the time to start seriously considering colleges of interest. One of the most daunting tasks associated with this process is figuring out how to pay for a future in higher education. Alpena High School is offering parents and student help in this area.An informational meeting will be held Tuesday evening for anyone interested in learning about ways to pay for college. Counselors will discuss things to look for when narrowing down schools and offsetting costs.Advise Michigan counselor, Khindra Clarke will also be available to offer career and technical training advice. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will last about an hour. Parents who can’t make it can call their child’s advisor, at (989)358–5200AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sanborn Elementary School hosts American heroes on Veterans DayNext Police offer tips to reduce winter accidents after seeing spike in crasheslast_img read more

first_img– Advertisement -Games one and two will be played in Grande Prairie on Saturday, August 23 at 12:00 and 4:00 (Alberta time). The Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox will begin their best of fivechampionship series against Grande Prairie this coming weekend. Games three and four will be played in Fort St. John on Sunday, August 24 at 11:00 and 3:00.Game 5 site & time to be determined later.last_img

first_imgNot widely shared in Apollo news is that the astronauts wanted to take a Bible to the moon – and succeeded.In addition to the leading lights of God-fearing scientists mentioned in yesterday’s post, there have unquestionably been many, many others who worked quietly and productively in their contributions to science and engineering that culminated in Apollo. To those could be added others who, while perhaps not overtly Christians or creationists, recognized the value of the Bible. These include the Apollo 8 crew members who read from Genesis from lunar orbit on December 24, 1968 (see 10 December 2018).Apollo 8 astronauts “Homeword Bound” by artist Alan Bean, moonwalker on Apollo 12.The Apollo Prayer LeagueLive Science wrote last year about a microfilm Bible that was up for auction last year. There was an “Apollo Prayer League” (APL) that had plans to take these to the moon:Along with the microform King James Bible, which is mounted and framed in a gold-and-enamel setting, the auction lot includes two certificates of authenticity. One document was signed by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, verifying that the Bible made a lunar landing; the other was signed by the Rev. John M. Stout, a NASA information scientist and the director of the Apollo Prayer League (APL), which organized the moon visits of this and other lunar Bibles.Sample microfilm Bible taken by Apollo astronauts to the moon. This one auctioned for over $56,000 in 2012, Live Science says.According to the Apollo Prayer League website, some 40,000 NASA employees became involved in the project to take Bibles to the moon and preserve those that remained. “Founded in 1968 by NASA Scientist and Chaplain Rev. John Stout, an ordained Presbyterian Pastor, at the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center,” their “overreaching mission was to pray for the safety of the astronauts and the skill of NASA employees who built the rockets they would fly” and “most importantly—to land a Bible on the moon.” Rev. Stout (see his photo at was known as a chaplain to the Apollo astronauts, but NASA wanted to keep his Christian ministry activity, including the Lunar Bible project, below the radar. Consequently, few have heard about this amazing story.Ed White, to whom Rev. Stout had ministered, desired to take a Bible to the moon, but he died in the Apollo 1 fire. Stout resolved to get a Bible to the moon in Ed White’s name. He founded the Apollo Prayer League in 1968 after Apollo 7. Three hundred of these small microfilm Bibles were carried on Apollo 14 after failed efforts to take them on Apollo 12 and 13, the article says. A hundred were carried to the surface on the Lunar Module; the others were kept in the Command Module in orbit. Of the hundred that reached the moon aboard Apollo 14, only a few that remain intact have a certificate of authenticity and serial number; those are rare and valuable. One is housed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.Apollo 14 astronaut Ed White tries to navigate back to base by following his boot prints. Art by Alan Bean, “Galactic Navigator.”Irwin’s partner Dave Scott left one on the dashboard of the Lunar Rover during Apollo 15, so we know that the moon has at least one copy of the entire Bible on its surface today. Within it are the shepherd boy David’s memorable words—”When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:3-4).Fifty years after Apollo 11, it’s time to make this story more widely known. The Apollo astronauts and many on the ground support teams wanted to get the Bible to the moon. What does that signify? God’s Word, the foundation of western civilization, mattered to many people in the space program!One caution: the website, while it contains valuable historical information about the project, endorses the unbiblical cult of Freemasonry, to which Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell belonged. Other than that, the site appears careful to clear up misconceptions and document the story of what happened to get the Bible to the moon. The APL website appears doctrinally sound.“the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained… what is man?” Artwork of James Irwin on Apollo 15 by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut. Used by permission.(Visited 515 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img14 October 2005South African mining giants Anglo American and Kumba Resources have announced a major black economic empowerment (BEE) deal establishing the country’s largest wholly black owned, controlled and managed company, valued at some R16-billion.The transaction, announced on Thursday, will see the partial separation of Kumba’s iron ore assets from its non-iron assets into Kumba Iron Ore, a new company, and Newco, the reconstituted Kumba Resources in terms of the transaction.The deal will establish Newco as South Africa’s flagship empowerment mining company with an enterprise value of R16-billion. Newco will be controlled by broad-based BEE groups via BEE Holdco, a black-controlled company holding 55% of Newco.The South African Women in Mining Association will have a 17.8% effective and fully funded interest in BEE Holdco.Newco will be a diversified mining company well positioned strategically and financially to take advantage of growth opportunities in the mining sector in SA, Africa and globally, the companies said.Anglo American will retain a residual stake in Newco as a demonstration of its long-term commitment to the company. Newco will also acquire the entire issued share capital of Eyesizwe Coal from Eyesizwe Mining and the other shareholders. The shareholders will use most of the cash received to subscribe for shares in BEE Holdco.Kumba Iron Ore will be listed on the JSE with an enterprise value of some R14-billion which, through unbundling iron ore assets to all existing Kumba Resources shareholders, will hold the majority of Kumba Resources’ South African iron ore assets through Sishen Iron Ore Company, with Newco retaining a 20% stake in Sishen.“This transformational transaction, daring in its boldness and scale, creates two separate, sizeable and sustainable listed empowered companies,” said Lazarus Zim, CEO of Anglo American South Africa. “These new entities will be value accretive, breaking new ground in transformation and meeting the needs of stakeholders at every level.”Con Fauconnier, CEO of Kumba Resources, said the deal had been planned for some time.“Ever since Kumba Resources came into existence, Kumba has been exploring ways of creating a sustainable empowerment transaction reflective of South Africa’s demographics,” he said. “Today, Kumba has come of age,and through our symbiotic relationship with Eyesizwe we have created South Africa’s flagship empowerment company.”The transaction was hailed by Sipho Nkosi, chief executive of Eyesizwe Mining.“It is creating winners at every level – from the country that hosts the resources to the people that extract them to the communities that benefit,” Nkosi said.“The joining of Kumba and Eyesizwe represents a new force in South African mining: a R16-billion company with an exceptionally broad base of empowerment shareholders and the ideal vehicle to accelerate sectoral growth and development in South Africa.”Pinkie Ncetezo, chairperson of Basadi Ba Kopane, welcomed the significant element of participation by women’s groups in the transaction.“True transformation and broad-based empowerment addresses gender issues and community participation and we are confident that as partners going forward these two vital attributes will be achieved,” Ncetezo said. “We have the right calibre of women’s groupings in this transaction to hold the torch for other women to follow.”The deals are subject to the completion of satisfactory due diligence reviews, the requisite legal and funding agreements, regulatory and shareholder reporterlast_img read more

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Balfour, Mpumalanga province: Grain silos. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Modimolle, Limpopo province: Streets recently renamed after the late African National Congress stalwart Joe Slovo, and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Drive is the main street through the town of Modimolle. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Modimolle, Limpopo province: Streets recently renamed after the late African National Congress stalwart Joe Slovo, and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Drive is the main street through the town of Modimolle. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Polokwane, Limpopo province: A cellphone advertisement on a busy road. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Limpopo province: A line of trucks head south down the N1 Highway, just outside Polokwane. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Blyde River Dam wall. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Power lines and substation. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Solar panels. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Blyde River Dam wall. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 20: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: Arrogant to claim I’ll succeed Klopp at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed claims he is guaranteed to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.The former Reds captain has been able to revive Rangers in his first season in charge.And he says: “It’s not because you’ve been a brilliant player that you have a divine right to become the next coach. It is not because you are popular with fans that you are the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he leaves. “It’s really presumptuous. I cannot wait to succeed with the Rangers. I understood the importance of the club and the expectations of its supporters, who want success. I committed myself to it. “I give everything and focus on my work, which focuses all my attention.” last_img read more