National Bank of Kenya Limited ( 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BlueLife Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about BlueLife Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgStanlib Fahari I-REIT ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanlib Fahari I-REIT (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileStanlib Fahari I-REIT is Kenya’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) providing investors with a steady income stream and capital growth. The fund invests at least 75% of its Total Asset Value (TAV) in real estate in strategic locations in Kenya. A maximum of 25% of its TAV is invested in cash investments and cash-like instruments. The Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is closed-ended, and its units are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. I-REIT’s investment in the direct property allocation includes mixed-use developments, retail shopping centres, commercial offices, industrial warehouses and logistic operations, hospitality, residential, specialised buildings, schools, manufacturing facilities and hospitals. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is a subsidiary of STANLIB, a pan-African multi-specialist investment company with a presence in 10 African countries. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Ian Dowling forced to retire

first_imgIan Dowling tackled by Mark Cueto Following extensive medical consultation, Munster regretfully announce that Ian Dowling will retire from professional rugby, as a result of a hip injury sustained earlier in the season Dowling (28) suffered a hip injury in the game against Ospreys last September.In the course of a career that started in September 2005, the Kilkenny native won 97 competitive caps and played in both the 2006 and 2008 Heineken Cup finals and won a Magners League medal in 2009. He would have added greatly to that final total but for injury in 2007 and last season when he was stretchered off in the Heineken Cup quarter final game against Northampton at Thomond Park Stadium. It was a knee injury on that occasion that forced him to miss the rest of the season and he was only playing in his third competitive game that September day when he sustained the hip injury, four minutes into the game, that would ultimately end his career.The hugely popular member of the squad made his debut in the Magners League game against Lllanelli Scarlets in Musgrave Park and ended his first season with 15 caps and a Heineken Cup winners medal having played in the quarter, semi and final of that competition. A try scorer in the 2008 quarter final win over Gloucester at Kingsholm he won his second Heineken Cup medal lining out on the wing against Toulouse and a year later won the first of his two international caps against Canada on Ireland’s summer tour of North America. LIMERICK, IRELAND – JANUARY 21: Ian Dowling of Munster is tackled by Mark Cueto during the Heineken Cup match between Munster and Sale Sharks at Thommond Park on January 21, 2006 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images) Commenting Tony McGahan said, “To hear the news of Ian’s premature retirement is a blow to everyone at the club. Ian’s successful career was underpinned by consistency, hard work and honesty. These values are highly regarded by the Munster squad and the supporters. Ian’s name was one of the first put down on the team sheet because of the way he played to his potential every week. He allowed himself this standard of performance because of the way he approached every day demanding the best out of himself and his fellow players. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “He can be proud of his achievements for Munster and the integral role he played in the success of the teams he was involved in. As a teammate and friend there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do. He brought an attitude and application that was in the best traditions of Munster Rugby.”I and all in Munster Rugby wish him every success in the future.”last_img read more

Hunger striker demands truth about Ayotzinapa students

first_imgHouston activist Leobardo Santillan, aka El Tigre, went on a hunger strike, camping outside of Houston’s Mexican Consulate. His aim was to bring attention to the 43 disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala a year ago in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. The students disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014.Leobardo Santillan, right, with supporter Brother Vincent.Photo: Ernesto LeonWith supporters holding signs and banners, Santillan began his fast on Oct. 14 by announcing his plans to the media and the steady stream of people going in and out of the consulate. He condemned the government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and demanded that a true investigation of the students’ disappearance be conducted so that they can either be returned to their families or their whereabouts accounted for.Santillan stayed outside of the consulate for six days and nights, only drinking water. During the hunger strike, supporters came and went, many staying for a few hours, some for a whole day. Several spent the nights on the center median facing the consulate guarding Santillan as he slept. He has announced that there will be another hunger strike beginning on Nov. 21.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Policing the womb’ in Alabama

first_imgMarshae JonesThe intensified attack on women, the gender-oppressed and reproductive justice, denounced as “policing the womb” by reproductive rights advocate and activist Michelle Goodwin, has reached a new level of violence in Alabama.On July 3, Marshae Jones, a young pregnant African-American woman, was arrested after being indicted by an Alabama grand jury for manslaughter — because she miscarried her fetus after being shot in the stomach by an attacker. The shooter, another woman known to Jones, was not indicted and was set free.The indictment against Jones was based on the statement of the arresting Pleasant Grove, Ala., police, whose spokesperson said, “[T]he only true victim” was the fetus, dependent on its mother to keep it from any “harm.” (Washington Post, June 28)The law firm representing Jones filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but their argument was based on legal grounds related to manslaughter, not a challenge to the concept of personhood assigned to a fetus that the grand jury had used to indict.After an international and U.S. outcry, including a demonstration at the Bessemer Justice Center, as well as support from the Yellowhammer Fund, an Alabama abortion rights organization, the local district attorney announced on July 4 she had decided “not to prosecute” Jones.Criminalization of abortion/miscarriageThe original police statement reflects the anti-woman, anti-poor, racist wave of laws now defining and attacking people who are pregnant as mere vessels or carriers of a fetus. In Alabama hundreds have been prosecuted with a state “chemical endangerment of a child” statute for supposedly exposing their embryo or fetus to controlled substances.According to Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Alabama leads the U.S. in charging women for crimes related to pregnancy. She also noted women across the country have been prosecuted for manslaughter or murder for having an abortion or experiencing a miscarriage.On May 15, Alabama’s governor signed into law the most repressive anti-abortion law in recent U.S. history, which prohibited abortions in cases of rape or incest. Other states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio, have passed legislation nearly as punitive in efforts to criminalize and police reproductive rights.There has been a lot of focus on interpreting these reactionary laws as a right-wing attempt to get an argument before the Supreme Court that could enable the end of access to abortion in the U.S.In fact, these laws are only the latest initiative developed and deployed against reproductive rights won over the last 46 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.There have been an unrelentingly onslaught of “right-to-life” laws at the state level, based on religious and nonscientific beliefs. These disproportionately punish and attempt to control the autonomy of poor women of color.Those advocating the laws do not openly state or admit their prejudiced intent, instead camouflaging hateful racism under the pretext of defending the “right to life.”Aimed at poor women of colorThe hypocrisy of that position was unmasked, once again, through information explored at length in a July 3 Birmingham News column, “The Reckon”: Black mothers are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth and pregnancy than white mothers. This is the widest racial disparity in women’s health in the U.S.The reasons range from structural racism to individual prejudice, from refusal of states to expand Medicaid coverage for poor people, to such unprovable but real medical racism as that experienced by Myra Powell in Montgomery, Ala. Miscarrying twin fetuses at 26 weeks, drenched in blood and in pain, she was taken to the hospital by ambulance drivers who never turned on the emergency siren or lights, sat at every stop sign and red light and never exceeded the speed limits.She was accompanied by a paramedic who kept checking his phone during the excruciatingly slow trip and then refused to authorize her transfer to a hospital with a neonatal unit.  The state of Texas’ assessment of its maternal deaths showed the risk for Black mothers was high regardless of marital status, education level or access to private insurance. Financially well-off Black women die at higher rates than white women of their same class.Obviously, if proponents of the reactionary anti-abortion and anti-miscarriage laws currently being passed sincerely cared about mothers and children, they would be pressing above all for a more responsive, accessible and income-affordable maternal health care system. They would be facing and fighting the racism that causes disproportionate deaths in communities of color — from lack of health care to police brutality, to immigrant prison concentration camps.With careful examination, the indictment of Marshae Jones shows instead that the pushers of reactionary laws tied to reproduction are seeking the criminalization of poor women, women of color, sexually independent people. They are seeking to continue the dominance of white supremacy and capitalist patriarchy.Marshae Jones was freed only through local, national and international organizing. That is the response that will end the “policing of wombs” and assert reproductive justice instead.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Freshman all ‘grown up and making plays down the stretch’

first_imgLinkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TAGSplayer news Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt ReddIt TCU guard Desmond Bane drives to the hoop during a 94-92 win over Iowa on Sunday (Photo Courtesy of + posts Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Twitter Previous articleTCU hosts NIT Quarterfinal matchup against RichmondNext articleTrack and field produces 14 event wins at outdoor season opener Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Garrett Podell printTCU freshman guard Desmond Bane was relatively unknown entering his senior year of high school, but as his first year at TCU winds down, he’s now known for far more than having a last name of a Batman villain.A broken hand before his senior year kept him off many schools’ recruiting lists. Once he returned to full health, that changed almost immediately.“I still couldn’t get a Division I offer until the high school season started, and then they just started flooding in,” TCU guard Desmond Bane said.TCU head Coach Jamie Dixon has seen a lot of growth from the first-year wing as the season has progressed.“He’s the guy who had the open shot against West Virginia, doesn’t make and is crushed, then, a couple  games later, he’s on national tv winning the game against Kansas,” Dixon said. “He’s had a lifetime of experience in two weeks with the up’s and the downs, and he’s grown up after the Kansas game, making the three game-winning free throws.”Dixon knew Bane would play right away because of his offense, but his defense was going to dictate how much Bane would see the court.“I think right away once he got here, we had an understanding that he was going to play and that it would be based on his defense because he has a knack for scoring and is unique in that he can finish around the rim and he’s a shooter,” Dixon said. “You’ve seen that throughout the year finishing with either hand, he has some tools offensively, but defensively, we had some concerns because he played in the middle of a 2-3 zone in high school, and that doesn’t translate really well to guarding Kansas in the open court.”Dixon praised Bane’s defense in their 94-92 win against Iowa, specifically his defense against Peter Jok, the Hawkeye’s leading scorer.“He did a good job defensively against Iowa and we had him on [Peter] Jok when he wasn’t scoring,” Dixon said. “I thought he’s improved defensively.”A key in Bane moving forward from missing the game-winning shot against West Virginia  on Feb. 25 was advice from senior guard Brandon Parrish.“I remember after the West Virginia game he was in the locker room with his head down, and I remember that was a moment where I went up to him and told him to never put his head down even moments like that because he’s so talented and that he shouldn’t let that miss affect another game,” Parrish said. “The biggest thing I told him was that I believe in him, and sure enough, he’s come through and been phenomenal.”Bane credited that moment with Parrish with helping him move on with his season.“After the West Virginia game, I thought I let the team down, but the coaches, Brandon Parrish, and the other seniors have really had my back,” Bane said. “The opportunity has arisen these past few games with Kansas and Iowa, to make big free throws and plays down the stretch and keep my confidence.”With all that Parrish and other seniors have given him, Bane just wants to return the favor.“[On Tuesday],we just want to send them out the right way,” Bane said.TCU’s Tuesday NIT quarterfinal game against Richmond at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena is set to tip off at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Thugs kill Baloch journalist

first_img News August 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thugs kill Baloch journalist RSF_en News Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for a thorough investigation into the murder on 14 August of reporter Munir Ahmed Shakir, of the news agency Online, by thugs after he had covered a demonstration by Balochi nationalists in the Khuzdar district (southeast of Quetta) in the Pakistani province of Balochistan.The agency’s bureau chief in Quetta, Irshad Mastoi, said the killing was linked to his work and that he had checked that no personal or family feuds were involved. No group claimed responsibility, but the Baloch Armed Defence Army (BADA) has openly threatened journalists covering meetings and political activities of Balochi nationalists. Mastoi said journalism in Baluchistan was becoming “an endangered profession” since nationalists threatened reporters covering government activities and groups such as BADA threatened those reporting on the nationalists.Reporters Without Borders appealed for punishment of Shakir’s killers and those behind them so as to break the cycle of impunity crippling journalists in Balochistan which has led to self-censorship in the region (see interview with an anonymous Balochi journalist). Shakir, 43, was shot dead on his way home after covering anationalist demonstration to mark Pakistani’s independence day. The attackers fled and the journalist died soon after being taken to Khuzdar hospital. He had been a reporter for 10 years and is the seventh journalist killed in Balochistan, apparently because of his work, since the start of 2010.Others included Faiz Muhammad Sasoli (killed on 27 June 2010), Abdul Hameed Hayatan (18 November 2010) andMuhammad Khan Sasoli (14 December 2010).Investigations into these killings have produced no arrests or prosecutions.Reporters Without Borders also expressed concern today about the fate of journalist Rehmatullah Darpakhel, who was kidnapped on 11 August in North Waziristan. “The region is a stronghold of several armed groups and it is hard to know who is behind the kidnapping,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The central government must do all it can to find him as soon as possible. It is unacceptable that local journalists have to do the job of the police and investigate on their own using their contacts.” Darpakhel, 45, of the Urdu-language daily Ausaf and Aaj TV in Miranshah (Khuzdar district), was seized by armed men as he left the Miranshah Press Club and crossed the town market. A friend who was with him said they were attacked by men in two vehicles with dark-tinted windows who fired in the air to discourage any resistance.Syed Haleem, chairman of the Tribal Union of Journalists in North Waziristan, told Reporters Without Borders he was worried about Darpakhel and described what local journalists had done to find him.One journalist said the kidnapping was part of the threats to the media in the sensitive region of the country. “We already lost a colleague, Hayatullah Khan, who was kidnapped in similar circumstances in 2006,” he said. Pakistan is the world’s deadliest country for journalists so far this year, with eight murdered. April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Deal signed by Irish Government for A5

first_img Google+ Deal signed by Irish Government for A5 Facebook By admin – November 17, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A deal has been signed in regards to the A5.£50 million has been committed and now a further £25 million has been added to get the first part of the A5 from Derry to Strabane completed. This is equivalent to 110 million euro from the Irish Government to begin the first phase.Minister Joe McHugh says there still is a few issues to be ironed out yet but is hoping work will finally get underway soon:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleShay Given pays tribute to Ireland hero Jonathan WaltersNext articleAustralia to return to the Eurovision Song Contest admin Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more