Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgHotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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I was right about Cineworld shares in September. Here’s what I’m doing now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 | More on: BMY CINE Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing. 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. When I covered Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) in September, I said “I think there’s a good chance Cineworld’s share price will keep falling”. Less than two weeks later, the shares fell 30% when the company said it would close 663 cinemas in the UK and USA until film release schedules return to normal.Cineworld shares have now fallen by 40% since my September article. The cinema group’s shares are now hovering around 26p, valuing the stock at just £355m. That’s equivalent to a price/earnings ratio of two times 2019 earnings — so is this a recovery buying opportunity?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…Cineworld share price? I’d be carefulAs I’ve mentioned before, I think the cinema business will recover from coronavirus. In my view, the main risk facing Cineworld shares is that the group’s net debt of $8.2bn will become unmanageable.In its half-year results, the company said that although it has enough cash to operate for 12 months, management expects the group to breach the terms of its loans until at least the end of 2021.So far, the company’s lenders have agreed to waive these conditions. In theory, this gives Cineworld a chance to fully reopen and recover. In reality, I think it’s increasingly unlikely.What I think is much more likely is that when cinemas are eventually able to reopen, Cineworld will try to refinance its loans on more favourable terms than it could get today.One possible option is that the company will persuade lenders to accept new shares in place of some of the firm’s debt. If that happens, existing shareholders could see the value of their stock fall sharply through dilution.This possibility is enough to prevent me investing. Although Cineworld’s share price would look cheap in normal times, I think this low price is justified by the risk of further losses for shareholders.I’m going to stay away. But there’s another media industry stock I would like to buy.I reckon this wizard firm will beat CineworldCompanies that provide entertainment for people stuck at home have done well this year. Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY), which is best known as the publisher of Harry Potter, is no exception.Bloomsbury’s share price is up by 16% as I write, after the firm said that sales rose by 10% to £78.3m during the six months to 31 August. Underlying pre-tax profit for the period rose by a stunning 60% to £4m.What’s driven this growth? Unsurprisingly, we’ve all been buying more books to read at home. Bloomsbury says that sales of adult titles rose by 16%, with children’s titles up 18%. Revenue in the non-consumer part of the business was flat at £29.7m, but that doesn’t seem a bad performance to me in the circumstances.Of course, some of this good news is already reflected in Bloomsbury’s share price. The stock now trades on around 16 times 2021/22 forecast earnings. However, the company’s £176m valuation is supported by net cash of £44m, stable sales and decent profit margins.Cineworld can’t claim any of these attractions right now. That’s why I’d rather pay a full price for Bloomsbury shares than gamble on Cineworld shares. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I was right about Cineworld shares in September. Here’s what I’m doing now Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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’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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy FTSE 100 stocks before the next leg of the market rally

first_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple. 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. As the world’s greatest investor, US billionaire Warren Buffett is worth listening to at any time. But especially now, when many investors will be wondering whether this is a good time to buy FTSE 100 shares.The index has recovered pretty well since crashing below 5,000 in March. It’s climbed around 27% since then, with the latest leg-up due to coronavirus vaccine hopes. Anybody who listened to Warren Buffett during the March meltdown and piled into bargain FTSE 100 stocks will be feeling pleased with themselves today.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…Warren Buffett has always emphasised the benefits of taking advantage of stock market falls to pick up top companies at reduced prices. He believes you need to tune out the short-term noise, and look at the bigger picture.As he once said: “In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.”I’d buy like Warren Buffett todayThe same applies to the FTSE 100. There’s no question that stock markets will get through the pandemic, because that’s what they’ve always done. The recovery may be bumpy and take longer than you’d like, but share prices will climb over the longer run.Right now, shares are becalmed. That often happens after the kind of growth spurt we’ve seen since Pfizer‘s vaccine announcement on 9 November. So when will we see the next leg of the recovery? I’ve got no idea. Nor has Warren Buffett, who once said: “We’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good.”He would rather stick to things he can do well, such as unearthing bargain-priced companies with a bright future. That’s what I’d be doing right now.I’d buy top FTSE 100 stocks todayHistory shows that stock markets are volatile in the short term, but the long-term trajectory is upwards. I expect that pattern to repeat itself. I bet Warren Buffett does too. His strategy at times like these is simple. Buy great companies at reduced prices, then look to hold them for years and years. That way you get them at a cheap price, then reap the benefits as their earnings and dividends compound.I was surprised to discover recently that Warren Buffett holds 87% of his stocks in just three sectors: financials, consumer staples and information technology. He doesn’t run around snapping up a broad spread of stocks either. Incredibly, Apple accounts for nearly half of his financial vehicle Berkshire Hathaway‘s stock holdings.So don’t be afraid to go big if you spot a great opportunity. Warren Buffett doesn’t. Follow his advice and look for companies with loyal customers, sustainable revenues and a durable competitive advantage, or ‘moat’. If you can do that, you won’t go too far wrong buying stocks today. Just remember to hold them for the long term. Here’s a bright prospect Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: The Motley Fool 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! Harvey Jones | Friday, 27th November, 2020 The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy FTSE 100 stocks before the next leg of the market rally See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

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UK stock investing: 2 of the best cheap shares to buy for an ISA right now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I think UK vanadium-producing share Bushveld Minerals (LSE: BMN) is an attractive way to try and make money over the next decade. The global construction market is predicted to boom through to 2030. This bodes extremely well for Bushveld whose product is used to strengthen steel.Analysts at research house GCP Global reckon the global construction market will outpace broader GDP expansion through to the end of the decade. They think it will grow a shade under 4% a year through to 2030 and be worth a staggering $15.5trn by then.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…But the likelihood of soaring construction activity isn’t the only reason I believe this UK share is a compelling growth pick. Demand for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFBs) is soaring along with the use of renewable energy sources. These power storage units are critical to reduce the amount of electricity being dumped from wind and solar farms.Failure to stop the dumping of energy due to transmission constraints is an expensive business. According to Drax Electric Insights, curtailment from British wind farms doubled in 2020. And this cost a whopping quarter of a billion pounds, it said. No wonder demand for VRFBs is tipped by many to soar over the next decade.Powering up my Stocks and Shares ISADespite all this, it might not be all plain sailing for Bushveld Minerals in the years ahead. Oversupply in the vanadium market could deliver a hammerblow to what the UK mining share can get for its product. It might also face operational problems like rising labour costs and disappointing ore grades which are ever-present problems in its industry.Today, Bushveld Minerals trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9 times. This is just inside the widely-regarded bargain territory of 10 times or below. Its cheap valuation is why I’m seriously thinking of adding the company to my Stocks and Shares ISA.Another cheap UK share on my radarI’d happily stuff my ISA with games developer Sumo Group (LSE: SUMO) shares as well. This is because I think the video games industry will continue to grow and grow. Take the US market, for instance. The experts at Statista reckon gaming penetration in the States will rise almost 5% between 2019 and 2025, to 49.2%.City analysts also think earnings at Sumo Group will rocket 35% in 2021. This leaves the UK share trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 1.2. Sure, this doesn’t look like outstanding value on paper. But this still represents better value than other games developers such as Team17 and Frontier Developments currently offer. Remember though, City projections can miss their targets if business conditions change.One final thought. Software development is fraught with pitfalls, as CD Projekt’s recently-launched Cyberpunk 2077 title has shown. These can hit customer sales hard and can push near-term profits forecasts wildly off course. And, over the long term, it can cause serious damage to a developer’s reputation with other publishers and developers. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Friday, 19th February, 2021 | More on: BMN SUMO See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK stock investing: 2 of the best cheap shares to buy for an ISA right now 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Frontier Developments. 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.last_img read more

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Students volunteer at Goodwill for Harvey relief

first_imgShane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Twitter Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt + posts Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebookcenter_img Facebook Previous articleQB Kenny Hill looks to ‘change the narrative’ entering his final seasonNext articleKoehler Center finds new home in campus store Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printHurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation after tearing through South Texas and forcing thousands of residents to flee their home as flood waters rose. TCU’s campus is 261 miles from Houston, but that hasn’t stopped students from helping their neighbors recover from the catastrophe.Groups of students recruited by Student Development Services have volunteered at Goodwill Industries’ Fort Worth headquarters to expedite the process of relaying donations from donors to nearby shelters.Two teams spent hours sifting through boxes of donated supplies like socks, underwear, toiletry items, feminine hygiene products, diapers and toys. Their mission was to sort the new items from used ones and wrap them into larger packages. These packages were then loaded into trucks and delivered to the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, which has been operating as an evacuee shelter under the Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management.Shay Johnson, vice president of community engagement for Goodwill, said the volunteers have been a useful addition to the Harvey relief efforts by organizing the donations, so shelter staffs can get the donations to the right people quickly.“TCU’s been great, along with a lot of other volunteers, taking the burden off of the shelters having to do that work,” Johnson said.The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that at least 37,000 people have taken refuge throughout Texas’ 270 shelters after floodwaters swept through 43 counties.Hundreds of people, according to Johnson, have been bused to the Wilkerson Greines shelter from South Texas and many of them are relying on donated personal items.“People are coming in with a couple of bags and maybe a suitcase,” she said. “Others are coming in with the clothes on their back.”Evacuating a home isn’t easy and Brandon Victorian, a senior electrical engineering major, knows this all too well.His family had to flee their New Orleans home when Hurricane Katrina swept through his neighborhood in 2005. Victorian said they were gone for months before returning to a mostly flooded home and had to relocate to Monroe, Louisiana afterwards.“I’ve seen it before and I know the devastation that it has,” Victorian said. “So seeing it [and] me being there, I get it and that’s definitely why I’m here right now – to give back to that.”He also said what evacuated people need now more than anything is community. Being surrounded by compassion, he said, can make a big difference for people whose lives have been shaken by the hurricane.Lauren Sibille, a sophomore speech pathology major, stressed the importance of sending aid.“They’re coming here with nothing and have to start over and get new clothes and have to eat and have to get their toiletries and just every single thing we use in our day they don’t have,” she said.In addition to volunteering, Sibille is also raising funds in her residence hall for people affected by Harvey. She said Milton Daniel Hall has already raised several hundred dollars.“I’m glad TCU’s doing something about this,” she said. “It’s really cool that we can give back to and help Houston while we’re away.”Students can still contribute to the Harvey relief efforts by checking TCU’s Hurricane Harvey relief website, emailing [email protected] for suggestions on how to help or sending donations through several local organizations.Below is a directory highlighting a few organizations in Fort Worth working on Harvey relief. Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandion Victorian was one of several volunteers who helped sort and pack donations for South Texas evacuees. (Photo by Shane Battis.) Linkedin Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Downey trial to get underway in January

first_imgNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – September 6, 2013 Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal January 14th next has been fixed as the date for the trial of Donegal man John Downey, who is charged in connection with the 1982 Hyde Park bombing in London.The 61 year old of Ards, Creeslough appeared at the Old Bailey today, where administrative details in the case were dealt with.Mr Downey, who was arrested in May at Gatwick Airport, is charged with causing the deaths of 4 members of the Household Cavalry in an explosion on South Carraige Drive in Hyde Park. Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleUpgrade for Derry to Coleraine railway line delayed until 2016Next articleFresh inquest for Derry woman shot by British Army in 1971 News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Downey trial to get underway in January 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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NHS cash recovery plan will leave employers with extra liability cost

first_imgNHS cash recovery plan will leave employers with extra liability costOn 6 May 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Plans to allow the NHS to recover the costs of workplace accidents couldleave employers with a £150m bill, the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF)has warned. The union is urging ministers to remove the proposal from the Health andSocial Care Bill because of the cost it would add to employers’ liabilityinsurance. Martin Temple, director general at the EEF, confirmed he had written tohealth secretary Alan Milburn urging him to drop the proposals from the Bill. “The issues around the UK’s compensation system are profound and mayrequire a very different approach or combination of approaches to find along-term solution,” said Temple. “This proposal is premature and likely to be misdirected when taken inthe context of future decisions on compensation for workplace accidents.” The Department of Health hopes the changes will ensure employers that areliable for accidents cover the related NHS costs. But the EEF claims that any costs would be footed by employers through theemployers’ liability insurance system, spreading the burden across allemployers, regardless of safety records and policies. “The measure will not achieve its goals and will simply add furtherpressure to a system already showing incredible strain. Employers who takepositive action to improve the health and safety of employers will besubsidising those who are negligent,” said Temple. The EEF is campaigning for a review of the entire workplace insurancesystem. By Ross Wighamwww.eef.org.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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US Navy helps Iranian mariners in Persian Gulf

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy helps Iranian mariners in Persian Gulf View post tag: USS Nitze View post tag: Persian Gulf US Navy helps Iranian mariners in Persian Gulf Authorities View post tag: Irancenter_img November 22, 2016 View post tag: US Navy The U.S. Navy has shared a report of its guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) helping three Iranian mariners in distress in the Persian Gulf on November 18.According to the U.S. Navy, Nitze received notification from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) of a small fishing vessel in distress.Once Nitze’s crew identified the distressed vessel, the ship took action to render assistance.After confirming the distressed vessel’s mariners were safe, they discovered the vessel had a dead battery. Nitze provided the Iranian crew with a new battery and a case of water, the U.S. Navy said.“Our sailors are trained to respond quickly to those in distress at sea,” said Cmdr. Paul Kaylor, commanding officer of Nitze. “We are proud to have assisted in this situation.”While not related it is interesting to note that ten U.S. Navy sailors were detained at gunpoint by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in late January this year. U.S. sailors strayed into Iranian territorial waters after experiencing problems with both the communication equipment and mechanical issues with the boats they were using. Share this articlelast_img read more

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News story: Winfrith land transfer secures £1.7 million savings

first_img As part of its decommissioning mission, the NDA is committed to disposing of its assets and freeing up its land for alternative uses, wherever appropriate. I am delighted that we have signed this agreement with Tradebe Inutec, which reduces our liabilities while supporting the supply chain and the local economy. Tradebe Inutec, an existing tenant, has operated a facility at the Dorset site for more than 30 years and now has greater flexibility to expand or diversify its operations on land adjacent to the former civil nuclear research site – which is now being decommissioned by Magnox Ltd. The agreement will safeguard up to 70 skilled jobs.Before the sale can be finalised, the controls covering the nuclear facility need to be lifted through approval by the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The deal is expected to conclude next year and will mean that the NDA’s mission will be completed for this part of the site. Work under way at the facilityThe Tradebe Inutec site occupies almost 3 hectares, around the same size as 4 football pitches.The transfer aligns to the NDA’s strategy for surplus assets. To date this has raised more than £500 million for the UK taxpayer, including the sale of non-operational land at Wylfa, Oldbury, Hinkley and Bradwell.NDA Chief Financial Officer David Batters said:center_img Tradebe Inutec provides a wide range of radioactive waste management services to UK and overseas markets, including recycling and thermal treatment. Its Winfrith site processes low-level wastes (LLW) and borderline Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).last_img read more

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Ahead of her time

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Read our full Commencement coverage.Saheela Ibraheem was accepted to Harvard College at age 15, and arrived at 16. She took ultra-tough Math 55. She was a teaching fellow for Harvard’s largest class, CS50. She introduced President Barack Obama at a reception in March. Now, she is graduating at just 20.So she’s planning a well-earned rest.Ibraheem is a Quincy House neurobiology concentrator with a computer science secondary and an aim for a career in academia. That means graduate school is in her future. But first she’s taking a gap year and, for once, has no specific plans for it yet.Ibraheem, who grew up in Piscataway, N.J., has long been in the spotlight for her academic achievements. At 16, she was named to a list of “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers,” which got the attention of the White House. She was invited to Washington, D.C., in early March, where she introduced the president and first lady at a reception to kick off Black History Month.“She’s like the State Department and the National Institutes of Health all rolled into one,” Obama said during a short speech. “Young people like this inspire our future.”Ibraheem became interested in neurobiology in high school — which she entered after skipping sixth and ninth grades — when she picked up a copy of “Gray’s Anatomy” at the school library. She fed that interest at Harvard not just in class, but also in the laboratory of Emery Brown, who investigates the neurobiology of anesthesia and holds appointments at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.Ibraheem’s parents are both numerically inclined. Her father is a quantitative analyst for a New York bank, and her mother is an accountant. She has three younger brothers, two of whom are in their first years at Yale University and Dartmouth College. Lest her academic accolades give her a big head, one brother reminds her occasionally that he got into Yale, and she didn’t.Being younger than her Harvard classmates didn’t prove too difficult, Ibraheem said, though she recalled that one first meeting with a classmate devolved into an argument about how old she really was. Other than that, she said that being too young to buy some cold medicines or to see R-rated movies were the most significant obstacles.At Harvard, Ibraheem has been a member of the Harvard Islamic Society, and worked with two other student groups: the Science Club for Girls, which provides after-school mentoring at the Amigos School in Cambridge, and, Dreamporte, which uses 3-D technology to teach geography and world culture to foster children.When asked what advice she had for incoming students, Ibraheem said that they shouldn’t shy away from challenging classes, but that they also shouldn’t sacrifice sleep and free time just to study endlessly.“There are so many new people. Meet as many as you can. Maybe try out extracurriculars you didn’t [try] before,” Ibraheem said.Ibraheem said her Harvard experience transformed her from a shy person to someone comfortable meeting people, talking with them, and listening to them.“[It was] definitely enlightening, transformative, unique,” she said.last_img read more

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