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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgCustodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The view from the 1 percent

first_img December 8, 2011 at 8:20 am A very interesting and timely article. I am not sure I could sign on to the idea that the problem lies only in the greedy people using the system and not in the system itself, though. I just heard Professor Kathryn Tanner of Yale speak (author of the book Economy of Grace.) She wants us to identify the tendencies in our economic systems that encourage and reward behaviors such as greed. Tanner finds several economic principles embedded in the Christian message, among them: non-competitive enjoyment/access/use. That would put Christians at odds with many economic systems. As I understand it, Tanner is trying to use the language of economics to interpret Christian theology in order to enable Christians to make the connection between the two. If we succeed in doing so, we then have a foundation and a vocabulary with which to critique all economic systems…which is what we should be doing, right? Rather than trying to relegate Christianity to backing one horse or another in the race? The Occupy movement has been doing a great job of pointing to the fact that all is not right. The Emperor has no clothes. Now would be the perfect opportunity for Christians to articulate our own economic viewpoint(s). Yes, we can resort to the tried and true “human greed as the source of all evil” argument, but I think we might actually have more to say than that about the systems which drive and reward that greedy tendency. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release The view from the 1 percent Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI December 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm …”GOP strategists have concluded that the way to defame Occupy Wall Street is to brand them as “anti-capitalist.” Any insight or criticism by Mr. Ehrich about the Democratic National Party, the Unions who are funding protesters, or well-funded other agendas that will gain by civil unrest? December 8, 2011 at 5:00 am Karl Marx has been ostracized for what Lenin, Mao, etc made him. We forget that he was also one of the most brilliant economist of all times. He contended that the only real enemy of Capitalism was Capitalism. Capitalism is built on a model of competition and free market……..but the ultimate goal of all Capitalist organizations is the elimination of competition and destruction of the free market. With the virtual elimination of the competition of socialism and communism along with the neutralizing of any checks and balances from government, we now see the sad truth of what Marx predicted, the destruction of Capitalism. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA December 8, 2011 at 1:09 am This is the Gilded Age all over again. Robber barons, manipulated economy, unimaginable excesses in the demonstration of wealth… the abuse of the small invester, the use of government to promote big business and control the working class, hopeless poverty… Every thing was wildly out of balance, but balance was coming. It took decades of constant social unrest, the rise of communism, the Great Depression… Doesn’t anyone read history anymore? Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Marylin Day says: Tom Downs says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Doug Desper says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL December 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm It’s not often that you see so much economic ignorance, so many leftist cliches gathered together in one place. Did you sleep through Econ 101, Tom? Did you never take it at all? The “1%” can “kill prosperity,” can they? Seems like a really stupid thing for any businessman to do, deliberately cutting the monetary ground out from under his own customers like that.“Squeezing labor costs?” Really? Try “trying to remain competitive when labor unions have jacked salaries and benefits up out of all proportion.”“Juicing stock prices at the expense of long-range thinking, thus discouraging innovation and capital investment?” Don’t know where you’re getting that fairy tale from. China didn’t invent the iPad.“They crippled regulators, thus undermining confidence and inviting corruption?” That’s your take. But the correct take is that “they” did away with useless governmental regulations that added unnecessary costs and did nothing whatsoever for public confidence.“How did these leaders make it out of business school, law school and glossy colleges without any understanding of the fundamentals?” These leaders understand the fundamentals quite well. It’s Episcopalians like Tom Ehrich who think in bumper stickers who haven’t got a clue. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Christopher Johnson says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 7, 2011 at 11:45 pm Thanks Tom, I am not sure why anyone would think the Episcopal Church is all out for $, but it’s the best at charity as far as I am concerned!The Diocese of Indianapolis has a wonderful Bishop that practices what she preaches. Joseph F Foster says: Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL December 8, 2011 at 4:20 am In response to Marylin Day’s uncertainty expressed above, I cannot speak for David Benedict but when the National Church and some dioceses care more about retaining church property than they do about Episcopalians who don’t either toe the liberal line or keep quiet, then I certainly understand why one might think the Church is out for money, property, and intimidation. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm This is the kind of speaking “Truth to Power” that we very much need to hear. Praise God for Tom’s discernment and courage to articulate this base issue in our society. Now we just need to find some way to do something about it before the ‘revolution’ starts. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Robert Ralston says: Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA December 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm Sounds much like the modern Episcopal Church, more concerned with wealth and possessions than the membership at large. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: Kep Short says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs David Benedict says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Dana Campbell says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Richard Van Orman says: Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis December 8, 2011 at 9:26 am Thank you, Mr. Ehrich. You are right on. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ David Saha says: Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Religion News Service] Now that the financial industry and major corporations have successfully lobbied Congress to make more people poor and to keep them that way, they are discovering the downside of unbridled greed: people are too broke to buy their products.Heavy discounts were necessary to stimulate sales on Black Friday — a stimulus that lost steam as the big shopping weekend proceeded. Now further discounts will be required. That bodes ill for retailers, as well as for their suppliers.It’s one thing to own Congress, but it’s something else when consumers refuse to buy. They’re staying home, maybe shopping online; they’re not investing, not saving, not selling their houses, not feeling confident about their own jobs.In a freer free-market economy, competitors would emerge to resolve these problems. But corporate giants do everything possible to stifle competition. Consider Verizon’s bid to buy $3.6 billion of unused wireless spectrum to prevent anyone else from having it.Thus we see the demise of modern capitalism, brought down not by socialists or fringe elements, but by the capitalists themselves.Their self-defeating behavior — like that of any addict — has led them into the delusional belief that they can have it all. They can kill prosperity, stifle competition, rig capital creation into an insider game, undermine countervailing forces — and yet somehow the great market will continue to shower wealth on them.The problem is, when the only ones who have money are the ultra-wealthy, those who actually make the economy work — small business, merchants, job-creating employers, innovators, government agencies — are starved. Despite the relentless right-wing drumbeat on tax policy and government spending, the villain in that starvation drama is the greedy 1 percent.GOP strategists have concluded that the way to defame Occupy Wall Street is to brand them as “anti-capitalist.” In fact, they’re mostly job seekers who would be thrilled to see our free-market economy succeed and put them to work. Their protest isn’t against capitalism; their protest is proof that capitalism isn’t working, a victim of delusions in high places.The problem, you see, isn’t the economic system as such. It’s the shortsighted, avaricious people who are running the system.It began years ago when they decided to pad profits by squeezing labor costs, thus shrinking the middle class. Then they padded their own salaries by juicing stock prices at the expense of long-range thinking, thus discouraging innovation and capital investment. Next they crippled regulators, thus undermining confidence and inviting corruption; and finally demanded tax laws that benefit only them, thus diverting spendable money into their bank accounts.What did they think would happen? If no one wins except a very few, the economy stalls. With all the incremental wealth in a few pockets, who is left to buy $200,000 houses or $20,000 Chevrolets or even $200 lawn mowers?How did these leaders make it out of business school, law school and glossy colleges without any understanding of the fundamentals? The system has to work for everyone, or it won’t work at all. The enemy of democracy is an entrenched elite, and the enemy of a free-market economy is greed.Where is God in this? Where God has always been: telling the rich to share, exposing delusions like bigger and better barns and Mammon-worship, standing with the poor and hungry, and demanding justice.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. Visit his website. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (12) Rector Knoxville, TN By Tom EhrichPosted Dec 7, 2011 Featured Events December 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm In 1982, I was at a business meeting in NYC near the Church Center. There were five of us in this working group, including a former assistant secretary of commerce under President Carter, former senior vice presidents of International Paper and GE, a well known speech writer and me. At the end of day, the topic of business schools came up regarding where to recommend to attend or from which to hire a new MBA. Two of the attendees immediately said “NONE!” The reason? They believed even then that the schools were producing morally incompetent bean counters whose only passion was the “bottom line” and who thought the only real goal was increasing profit by manipulating the production of short term profit, not goods and services. For thirty years, then, bean counters have successfully produced the money for themselves, the 1% of outrageously wealthy people. All moral capitalists cannot be surprised. Occupy Movement December 9, 2011 at 10:32 am This is an accurate assessment of the economic situation, I believe. Capitalism needs careful regulation in order to avoid destroying itself. This was recognized even in Old Testament times. Under Moses’ law, there were safeguards to prevent chronic poverty and a permanent underclass. The ban on usury and setting aside a portion of a farmers harvest for those who had experienced hard times are two examples. Indeed, there are provisions of Moses’ law that many christian people here today would oppose and disparagingly call “socialist” and “big government interference”. The purpose of The Law was to create a sustainable, godly society. I do not think rugged individualism was considered to be virtuous behavior. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

€50,000 VAT bill on fundraisers’ efforts criticised

first_img Howard Lake | 8 February 2008 | News €50,000 VAT bill on fundraisers’ efforts criticised Small pennies and ‘widows might’ was the biggest contributory factor in wiping out a €360,000 debt for new stained glass windows installed at St. John’s Church in Waterford. The additional cost of paying a €50,000 VAT bill, however, has been strongly criticised by local fundraisers.As the final installment of €71,874 was handed over following the Vigil Mass in the Parnell Street Church the elderly parishioners were lauded for their generosity while the government was attacked for giving with one hand and taking with another.In addition to the hefty bill which fell largely on the elderly parishioners they had to come up with over €50,000 in VAT which went straight into the coffers of central Government. That money corresponded almost to the last cent to the amount that the fundraising committee received by way of financial support from Waterford City Council.“In effect between local and national Government we ended up getting nothing because we had to pay VAT at the rate of 21%”, said Kathleen O’Hagan, chairperson of the fundraising committee.Calling on the Government to eliminate VAT on restoration and conservation work carried out on heritage sites and listed buildings she said that we should be following the lead of British prime Minister Gordon Brown. As Chancellor of the Exchequer he eliminated VAT on work carried out on heritage buildings.“How can our old houses, churches and castles survive,” when the government has to get its share of what is spent on them?” asked Kathleen O’Hagan.Without the generosity of the people of St. John’s parish and well wishers around the city and county it would not have been possible to wipe out the debt in just two-and-a-half years,” she added.Ms O’Hagan went on to say that a deliberate decision was taken not to include any ‘black-tie’ events in the fundraising campaign. They also deliberately kept away from events costing €50 or more simply because the parishioners could not afford them.“In everything that we ran we took into account what the parishioners could afford. They committed €2 a month for two-and-a-half years and the window boxes which were mainly filled with cents helped to raise thousands,” said Kathleen.“In a way it brought us back to a time when the smallest amount of money was valuable and in our case cents turned into thousands of Euro.” Tagged with: Finance Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Still no space for press freedom five years after Andijan massacre

first_img Help by sharing this information News RSF_en More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News News Follow the news on Uzbekistan Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term May 11, 2021 Find out more to go further May 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Still no space for press freedom five years after Andijan massacrecenter_img Organisation UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Five years ago tomorrow, on 13 May 2005, the Uzbek authorities fired on a crowd in Andijan, in the eastern Ferghana Valley and expelled journalists from the city to prevent them covering the atrocities taking place there. It will always be a black day in the history of human rights violations in Uzbekistan.Uzbek President Islam Karimov rightly continues to appear in the updated list of “Predators of Press Freedom” which Reporters Without Borders released 10 days ago, on 3 May, to mark World Press Freedom Day.Although Uzbekistan is again regarded as just one more partner by many European bodies, there has been no evolution in the appalling situation of rights and freedoms in this central Asian dictatorship. Although far from ideal, the situation got much worse after May 2005 and never really recovered. Not only is the foreign media not tolerated, but local journalists are being subjected to more and more harassment. At least 11 journalists are currently held in Uzbekistan’s prisons, in which, according to many reports, torture is virtually systematic. This unfortunate record would appear to establish Uzbekistan as Europe’s biggest prison for the media.Journalists can be branded as the country’s “enemies” just for covering a political, economic or social issue such as poverty, public health or the situation of women. When this happens, they may find the most absurd accusations being brought against them such as insulting the Uzbek people or religious extremism, the charge on which the popular radio host Khayrullo Khamidov is currently being tried. Or they may find themselves confined against their will to a psychiatric hospital like Jamshid Karimov, although he is the president’s nephew.Reporters Without Borders takes the opportunity offered by this anniversary to reiterate its appeal to the Uzbek authorities to embark on a sincere policy designed to liberate the activities of the country’s media.In particular, the press freedom organisation calls for the release of Khayrullo Khamidov (Nawruz), Sayid Dilmurod (Ezgulik), Bakhrom Ibragimov (Irmok), Davron Kabilov (Irmok), Ravshanbek Vafoyev (Irmok), Abdulaziz Dadakhonov (Irmok), Botyrbek Eshkuziyev (Irmok), Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov (freelance journalist), Jamshid Karimov (freelance journalist), Jusuf Ruzimuradov (Erk) and Mohammed Bekjanov (Erk). Reporters Without Borders also reiterates its incomprehension and disappointment at the European Union’s policy of dialogue, which has produced no improvement in the press freedom situation and solely benefits President Karimov and his government. October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Concern over police harassment of Tamil journalists

first_imgFour Tamil journalists based in the northern cities of Mannar and Vavuniya were summoned for questioning by the police in Colombo yesterday, just days after another journalist received a similar summons that resulted in his being charged with publishing false information. April 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern over police harassment of Tamil journalists Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) are concerned that the Sri Lankan authorities are resuming practices designed to intimidate Tamil journalists.No reason was given for the summonses that the Colombo Crime Division issued yesterday to Anthony Thevarajan Mark of the Rupavahini Corporation, Jude Pelistis of ITN, freelancer Lambert Rosairo and Ponnaia Manikkavasagam, who works for the BBC and the Tamil daily Veerakesari.But harassment of the Tamil media has been growing in recent days. Journalist James Joseph Fernando was summoned by the police on 26 April and questioned about articles published in 2009 in Veerakesari that criticized actions carried out by the government as part of its policy of resettling the north.The then resettlement minister is the current government’s trade and industry minister.Police in the northern city of Jaffna arrested N. Logathayalan, a freelance journalist working for the newspaper Uthayan, on 8 April because of an article implicating Jaffna-based officers in a case of police violence. He is to appear before a judge on 29 May. Two other journalists have reported being the victims of police aggression.“This increase in acts of intimidation against Tamil journalists is disturbing,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “President Maithiripala Sirisena’s first 100 days in office have just ended without any attempt to keep promises to improve respect for media freedom. We urge this government not to repeat the authoritarian errors of the previous government led by the Rajapaksa family, and to refrain from harassing independent news media and Tamil journalists in particular.”Sri Lanka is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.After the 8 January election, RSF and JDS asked the newly-elected President Sirisena to end the policy of violence against journalists that had been pursued by his predecessor, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and to combat impunity for this kind violence. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial News Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go further January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka News News July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism chargelast_img read more

Publisher of L’Hirondelle imprisoned for six months

first_img CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says News Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR News Help by sharing this information Publisher of the daily L’Hirondelle Jude Zossé, has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined 200,000 FCFA (305 euros) for “insulting the head of state”.Reporters Without Borders urged the courts to lift the sentence imposed on 12 March and reminded the Central African Republic authorities of their commitments to press freedom.”We had appealed to the prosecutor in Bangui, Firmin Feindiro, not to pass a jail sentence on Zossé. It appears that our appeal was in vain, despite the fact that the journalist was not even the author of the article, which he simply reprinted it from an opposition website,” the international press freedom organisation said. “His sentences is excessive and constitutes a serious attack on press freedom,” the organisation added.”The authorities are playing a double game in this case. On one hand they said they want to work to promote press freedom while on the other hand they lie, as did Feindiro and put journalists in jail. “This is no longer acceptable and we call on President Bozizé to do everything possible to see that journalists can work normally and freely.”The journalist was accused in connection with an article carried in the 23 February edition of the newspaper headlined “General Bozizé, Big State cashier and tax collector”, taken from the website of a bi-weekly opposition newspaper, Centrafrique-Presse. The offending article accused the president of embezzling a large sum from state funds for his personal use, provoking the resignation of several officials at the finance ministry.Following Zossé’s arrest on 23 February 2004, the Bangui prosecutor assured Reporters Without Borders that he would be granted bail before the verdict on 12 March. This was then refused.In 2003, the government contacted Reporters Without Borders to discuss its intention to no longer penalise press offences. Since then, despite reminders from the organisation, the discussion has never been resumed. Follow the news on Central African Republic Central African RepublicAfrica March 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Publisher of L’Hirondelle imprisoned for six months Publisher of the daily L’Hirondelle Jude Zossé, has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined 200,000 FCFA for “insulting the head of state”. Reporters Without Borders urged the courts to lift the sentence and reminded the Central African Republic authorities of their commitments to press freedom Central African RepublicAfrica to go further May 13, 2020 Find out more December 13, 2019 Find out more News RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites News April 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cllr O’Donnell calls for rates reduction for some rural businesses

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Cllr O’Donnell calls for rates reduction for some rural businesses Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal There are calls on the council to reduce rates for businesses that don’t avail of council services such as sewers, paths and streetlights.Councillor John O’Donnell says it is unfair that businesses in rural areas that don’t access council services should have to pay rates the same as those in bigger towns that do.The Councillor says some businesses are even considering moving to Northern Ireland to avail of cheaper rates:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/johno8am1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleNew strategy aimed at supporting older people being launched in DonegalNext articleHighland’s LIVE Club Tour starts Sunday 31st May admin Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Twittercenter_img Pinterest Pinterest By admin – May 22, 2015 Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebooklast_img read more

“Gear Up Alabama” program at Banks School

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Email the author Skipcenter_img Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article And added bonus for the parents of students who complete the Gear Up program is that they, too, may attend a two-year college or trade school at no cost.“This is an added incentive for students to stay in school and an opportunity for their parents to further their education,” Gay said. “Gear Up Alabama” program at Banks School Jamie Scarbrough, Pike County circuit clerk, was the guest speaker at the Gear Up Alabama program at Banks School Thursday.Members of the Pike County workforce are often invited to speak at the monthly Gear Up programs.Pike County Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarbrough was the featured speaker for the “Gear Up Alabama” program at Banks School Thursday. The Gear Up program is a discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.Scarbrough drew on her life experiences to impress upon the Banks seventh- and eighth-grade students the importance of staying in school and then continuing their education in order to give them best opportunities for success in the workplace. College is always an option for a successful career but not everyone is going to college, Scarbrough told the students.“Trade schools and technical schools are options for those who are interested in those related fields,” she said. “And, some student graduate high school and go right into the workforce. No matter what career path you choose, you can be successful if you have a good work ethic and a good attitude. If you are willing to work hard, you will be successful.” LaToya Gay, the Gear Up coordinator, for Banks School, said the Gear Up program is designed to motivate students to be successful.“The students are inspired by the personal stories that our guest speakers share,” Gay said. “The students were very impressed by Mrs. Scarbrough because she shared with them the obstacles that she has overcome to get where she is today. Although she does not have a college degree, she was elected Pike County’s circuit clerk because she has a strong work ethic and is motivated to do the best job she can every day.” Gay said when students heard that it is possible to be elected to public offices on the merit of one’s work ethic and past performance, they are encouraged.“The students who complete all fours years of the Gear Up program will be able to attend any two-year college or trade school in Alabama at no cost,” she said. “That is a tremendous cost savings to their parents and, for some students, that makes it possible to go to college when they would not have been able to go otherwise.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like A Civil War Christmas Revisted at Pike County Civil War Forum The Pike County Civil War Forum was treated to the trappings of a Confederate Christmas Monday night at historic Beulah… read morelast_img read more

Defending the right to question IIP success

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The latest survey on the lack of impact of IIP status provides more support to our original research back in 2006 which reached the same conclusion. Though there are no doubt some benefits to certain organisations going through the IIP process, we questioned the premise that IIP trumpets regarding improving business performance and highlighted that badging had become the de facto driver of involvement – not the original intent. We also highlighted issues regarding the integrity of the standard itself and the overuse of random anecdotal information in its marketing literature. We were subjected to some vitriol at the time for questioning the standard, but now feel somewhat vindicated with this latest evidence. Nicholas Higgins Chief executive, Valuentis   Defending the right to question IIP successOn 13 Jun 2008 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more