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Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgMutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileMutual Benefits Assurance Plc is a general and life insurance company in Nigeria providing services for underwriting and risk management as well as retail and microfinance banking. General insurance covers the protection of assets and indemnification of other parties; and Life insurance covers risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents. The company also offers property insurance, fire and special perils insurance, professional indemnity, liability/bond insurance, goods-in-transit insurance, personal insurance, keyman assurance and mortgage protection. Mutual Benefits Assurance has business interests in real estate development and management and operates a Microfinance Bank which provides retail and microfinance banking services at a community level. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Shoprite Holdings Plc ( HY2018 Presentation

first_imgShoprite Holdings Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Shoprite Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shoprite Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shoprite Holdings Plc (  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileShoprite Group of Companies is an investment holding company with an extensive international network of retail and wholesale food and non-food outlets. The holding company is based in South Africa (RSA) and operates through four segments: Supermarkets RSA, Supermarkets Non-RSA, Furniture and Other. The group has more than 2 600 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and on Indian Oceans islands. Shoprite Group of Companies expanded into Africa from 1995; the first supermarket that opened outside of South Africa was in Lusaka, Zambia. The subsidiary company in Zambia falls under Supermarkets Non-RSA, which incorporates established brands in its stable; Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Usave and Hungry Lion. The company strives to offer a one-stop shopping destination for consumers, with a comprehensive range of food, household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals, appliances, and hair and beauty products. Shoprite Group of Companies is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I&M Holdings Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgI&M Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limitedlast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Ref George Clancy gets smashed by Seilala Mapusua for wearing pink

first_imgFriday Jan 21, 2011 Friday Funnies – Ref George Clancy gets smashed by Seilala Mapusua for wearing pink As we’ve seen on more than one occasion, being a referee comes with a few occupational hazards. While they should be light on their feet, aware of their positioning and generally one step ahead, occasionally they get it wrong. Irish referee George Clancy [edit] got himself in a bad position when officiating last weekend’s Heineken Cup game between London Irish and Ospreys, resulting in a pretty solid tackle from Exiles center Seilala Mapusua. In fairness it looked as though Clancy got in the way because it was such a quick pickup off the base from Ospreys number eight Jonathan Thomas. If you watch carefully you’ll see how referee Clancy, wearing bright pink on the night, turned and basically ran head-on into the collision. To his credit, he bounced straight back up and showed little ill-effects from the knock that was actually one of the bigger hits we’ve seen ref’s take over the years. It’s only a short clip as there were no replays at the time, but it was requested and we figured some of you might find some mild amusement in it. Have a great weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Anti-pipeline occupiers shut down banks

first_imgScores of activists from 350Seattle shut down 13 Chase banks in Seattle on May 8 in alliance with Indigenous people. The action was a confrontation with JPMorgan Chase and other banks to stop their lending for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would extend from Alberta, Canada, into the U.S., carrying oil extracted from Canadian tar sands.Indigenous leaders have pointed out that tar sands oil uses three times more energy to extract than regular oil, thus being a cause for global warming. The 1,700-mile Keystone would run across the water-rich Oglala aquifer to southeast Nebraska.Demonstrators fanned out around noon to Chase banks across the city. At some banks, protesters did skits in the bank in hazmat suits. Other banks were occupied by singing Native drummers. Protesters, holding signs and banners, locked themselves down and made statements at other branches. They chanted, “No coal, no oil! We want our money back!” referring to the billions of dollars in bailout money the banks were given by the federal government during the last recession.Once the cops finally caught up with all of the actions, 26 people were arrested and jailed. The action received local, national and some international press coverage.More than 121 First Nations, along with other Indigenous organizations, have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion. It calls for the banks to divest from all companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Keystone XL (to be built by TransCanada) and the three other pipeline trunks fanning out from the tar sands.We live on a planet beset by droughts, forced migration, melting ice caps and rising seas. The Donald Trump administration’s recent decision to approve the Keystone XL has increased the crisis. It’s basically “game over for the climate,” according to NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director James Hansen, if the Keystone is built to haul the tar sands oil. (New York Times, May 9)Without the support of the big banks, oil companies couldn’t afford to build tar sands projects like Keystone. And Chase is connected to the oil industry as much as any of them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalists beaten and detained to prevent them covering protests

first_img Social networks and TV signals down after close of polls in Malawi Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story News News In blow to impunity, panel says investigation into blogger’s death should resume MalawiAfrica Reporters Without Borders condemns police violence against at least seven journalists covering protests that took place in several cities during the past two days. Some of the journalists were briefly detained. The government expressly banned radio stations from covering the demonstrations.“We are very disturbed by the particularly brutal reaction of the authorities to demonstrators and to the journalists who went to cover their protests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to allow journalists and media to do their job of reporting the news.”Rebecca Chinjeka of Joy Radio, Amos Gumulira and Kondwani Munthali of Nation Publications, Leonard Sharra and Jacob Nankhonya of Blantyre Newspapers, and Isaac Kambwiri of Capital Radio were beaten by police during the demonstrations on 20 July. Chinjeka was admitted to a hospital in Lilongwe for treatment to the serious injuries she received.Kingsley Jassi of Blantyre Newspapers was beaten and detained yesterday for taking photos of policemen assaulting a demonstrator. He was released one hour later. Collins Mtika, a reporter for the website was arrested yesterday in the northern city of Mzuzu and has still not been released.The two days of protests were organized by civil society groups to protest against fuel shortages, price hikes and a general decline in the economy, and to demand more democracy. The authorities dispersed the protests in a particularly brutal manner, with an initial toll of 18 dead and dozens of wounded.Copyright : AFP/AMOS GUMULIRA to go further News October 10, 2012 Find out more May 24, 2019 Find out morecenter_img MalawiAfrica RSF_en February 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malawi News Organisation July 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists beaten and detained to prevent them covering protests Receive email alertslast_img read more

In mid-coronavirus crisis, Myanmar blocks 221 sites for “fake news”

first_img Without any public announcement, the transport and communications ministry issued orders to Myanmar’s four mobile phone operators in the last two weeks of March to block access to a total of 221 sites on the grounds that they were spreading “fake news,” to use the ministry’s term. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Myanmar’s authorities to immediately restore mobile phone access to the 221 news websites they have arbitrarily blocked on the pretext of combatting disinformation during the Covid-19 crisis, in what is a disturbingly authoritarian move. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar RSF_en Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more “The censorship that the authorities are in practice applying to many news websites is going to deny sectors of the Myanmar population of reliable information that is absolutely crucial to combatting the pandemic. This decision recalls the worst times of the military dictatorship and sets Myanmar’s democracy back ten years.” According to a statement issued by one of the operators, Telenor Myanmar, whose headquarters is in Norway, the legal basis given by the government was article 77 of the telecommunications law, which allows sites to be blocked in an “emergency situation.” The ministry’s concern was “fake news” about Covid-19, an official later claimed. Telenor Myanmar eventually complied with the order fully after initially resisting. The other three mobile operators, which are either state or army offshoots, all appear to have complied immediately. Accused of terrorism At the same time, ten police officers raided the home of Hline Thit Zin Wai, the editor of Khit Thit News, a news agency based in the southern city of Yangon. April 3, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 In mid-coronavirus crisis, Myanmar blocks 221 sites for “fake news” A volunteer sprays disinfectant in Shwedagon Pagoda compound as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Yangon on March 31, 2020. The transport and communications ministry issued orders to Myanmar’s four mobile phone operators in the last two weeks of March to block access to a total of 221 sites on the grounds that they were spreading “fake news,” to use the ministry’s term (photo: Ye Aung Thu / AFP). The blocking of these websites has coincided with other disturbing press freedom violations. On 31 March the police raided the headquarters of the Narinjara news agency in Sittwe, the capital of the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, questioning three of its journalists, Thein Zaw, Aung Lin Htun and Htun Khaing, for six  hours and seizing their laptops. News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsCovid19Judicial harassment “While it is legitimate to combat all disinformation during a crisis such as the one caused by the coronavirus, the method used by Myanmar’s government is utterly inappropriate and is even proving to be dangerous,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of the RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.center_img May 31, 2021 Find out more The government has not provided a list of the censored sites, but several leading media outlets are now blocked, as are a number of news sites aimed above all at Myanmar’s ethnic minorities. Myanmar is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling seven places in the previous two years. News The day before that, on 30 March, Voice of Myanmar website editor Nay Myo Lin was arrested in the central city Mandalay. Help by sharing this information US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture According to the information obtained by RSF, several other journalists have gone into hiding because they fear imminent arrest for having referred to the AA in their recent reporting. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsCovid19Judicial harassment Thirst for news All five journalists are facing charges of “terrorism” for interviewing or quoting the Arakan Army (AA), a rebel group seeking autonomy for Rakhine. A bugbear of Myanmar’s military, the AA was officially declared to be a terrorist organization on 23 March. News After years of censorship, Myanmar’s population is now turning en masse to the mobile Internet to get their news. According to a survey published on 1 April, mobile Internet use increased by 25% in March, in a sign of the thirst for information among Myanmar’s 64 million mobile subscribers during the pandemic. to go further News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Archer Center fellows learn about government inner workings

first_imgHome Local News Education Archer Center fellows learn about government inner workings Pinterest OCA top 2 were ESL students Facebook Noel earns award WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleUnited Way of Odessa sets annual meetingNext articlePetition drive proceeds after threat admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Archer Center. U.S. Department of Education.Innocents at Risk.Congressman Andy Biggs.UTPB. Local NewsEducation Archer Center fellows learn about government inner workings Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Virgin Coco MojitoHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Obie Bafour, left; and Crystal Guevara Two University of Texas of the Permian Basin students got a chance to be part of the Archer Center Fellowship Program this fall in Washington, D.C.Obie Bafour and Crystal Guevara were among 48 fellows from UT schools throughout Texas spending the fall semester in the nation’s capital. Participants are juniors and seniors.The fellowship includes internships in some of the highest offices in the country and classes in things like the history of Washington, D.C., advocacy and public policy.Bafour said he would graduate in the fall and Guevara will walk the stage in May. Bafour is working toward concurrent degrees in business marketing and political science and Guevara expects to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science.Born in Ghana in West Africa, Bafour lived in Canada for 15 years before attending UTPB. For the fellowship, he interned for Innocents at Risk, an organization that tries to raise awareness of human trafficking, and U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona.Guevara was stationed at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Communications and Outreach.Bafour said having two internships was “very hectic.”“But I was determined. I really wanted the best of both worlds,” he said.Bafour added that he went to Innocents at Risk in Georgetown three times a week that took about an hour each way to get to. Thursday and Friday, he walked to Biggs’ office which took about 30 minutes each way.Despite the extra effort, Bafour said the experience was phenomenal. He expressed thanks to the Archer Center, UTPB and JBS Public Leadership Institute for the opportunity.As a foreign student, Bafour said he didn’t know how the American political system worked, but the internships shed some light. He said was also responsible for constituent tours for Biggs’ office and learned how bills make their way through Congress and how committees work.Innocents at Risk Founder Deborah Sigmund would talk to different members of Congress to raise awareness.“Most of the work that we did there was putting together fundraisers and I learned the intricacies of that business. It gave me a perspective on how to advocate for a cause, so I really enjoyed that internship for that purpose. Both internships were great and I think it’s great for students that they can get a hands-on experience, rather than just reading about it,” Bafour said.Bafour said he has always been interested in government and has been involved in the Student Senate at UTPB. This experience has sparked more interest.He added that if people contact their representatives, they do respond. Bafour said staff takes notes on what people call about and he actually witnessed Biggs talking to a constituent on the phone.He was also interested in charities for good causes. Growing up in Africa, he heard stories of Ghanaians going to work in Dubai and other places. Bafour said he was also intrigued by the level of human trafficking in the United States.“I want to stay here,” he said. “I think that UTPB, as a school, as an institution has helped me realize this dream of graduating. …”A native Midlander, Guevara grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock-Cooper High School.Before taking on the Archer Fellowship, Guevara studied abroad in Italy. When she returned, she applied for the fellowship.Press releases or anything to do with constituents went through the office Guevara worked in. She added that she dealt with educators from all over the country.“My supervisor was the teacher liaison, so if any teachers had any problems they would contact her. She would tell them and talk to them and advise them. There were student liaisons, parent liaisons, minority liaisons. What I did was talk to stakeholders and just bring everyone together from the federal government to the local level to teachers in the classrooms,” Guevara said.Prospective Archer fellows have to file five to 10 internship applications. Guevara said she wanted to focus on the Latino community or education.“It was amazing. I went into the department thinking that they are going to be these stuck-up people with black suits (who) just didn’t smile, but it was actually a very relaxing environment. Everyone was very caring. The people that I worked with actually really did care about educators and education policy to make it better for the students, the parents, for teachers, for everyone,” she said.The building Guevara worked in housed about 4,000 people and that was one of five buildings for education in Washington. Guevara said she did meet Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about five times.“I thought the federal government would just tell state and local governments how to run their schools. However, I learned that in this current administration schools are given more control on how to run their schools, so it gave me a pretty great background on how education policy affects every level of government and every student, every teacher, every counselor and every principal,” Guevara said.Ultimately, Guevara wants to attend law school and focus on immigration, but the internship got her thinking about using her skills in education.“… I initially knew that education was very important, however, in a lot of articles that I read it stated that if the kids have a role model to look up to that looks like them, then there’s a greater chance they’ll graduate high school and go to college. So I thought maybe could be a teacher for a year. If not that, I could be a lawyer for education policy,” Guevara said.University of Texas of the Permian Basin student Crystal Guevara, talks about her experience as an Archer Fellow after spending the past semester in Washington, D.C.BY MARK [email protected]@oaoa.comArcher fellow Obie Bafour talks about his experience in Washington, D.C., this fall.Ruth Campbell/Odessa AmericanBio Box By admin – January 6, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

O’Neill and Mc Brearty should leave parties in light of Sligo u-turn – Pringle

first_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ O’Neill and Mc Brearty should leave parties in light of Sligo u-turn – Pringle A Donegal SW Deputy is called on Councillors Barry O’Neill and Frank McBrearty to resign from their respective parties in light of confirmation that cancer services will not be returned to Sligo General.Health Minister Dr James Reilly last night confirmed services would not be returned but did say the issues was under review.Prior to the last general election Fine Gael Councillor Barry O’Neill and Labour Councillor Frank Mc Brearty said they would resign if cancer services were not returned to Sligo.Since then Councillor O’Neil has changed the time frame to the term of this government while Councillor McBrearty said his pledge applied only if he was elected to the Dail.However, Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle says that’s not a valid distinction………[podcast][/podcast] Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – June 24, 2011 center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Previous articleHarte urges HSE to ensure LGH junior doctor crisis is addressedNext articleHSE criticised for plan to charge for disabled transport News Highland Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Deputy Pringle unsure Government will devise a replacement for mobility allowance grant

first_img WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSecurity seminar to be held in Letterkenny this evening in wake of spate of break-insNext articleUpdate: State begins presenting its argument to Supreme Court on right-to-die appeal News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A Donegal South West Deputy has said that we shouldn’t take it at face value that the Government will devise a replacement to the mobility allowance grant.The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that it was axing the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant with immediate effect.But the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said work is underway to devise a replacement to the scheme.But Deputy Thomas Pringle said he’s wary of anything this Government says……[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Deputy Pringle unsure Government will devise a replacement for mobility allowance grant 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Google+ By News Highland – February 28, 2013 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more