Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Samuel Rodman elected bishop of Diocese of North Carolina, succeeding…

first_img March 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm I am thrilled for the Diocese of North Carolina! Congratulations, Sam. For several years, Sam and I were in a small clergy colleague group in Massachusetts. I always respected Sam’s judgement when we discussed parish challenges and was inspired by Sam’s faith. Posted Mar 6, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Diocese of Washington, DC says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL March 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm Four excellent candidates yielded an excellent election. God is good. Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Bishops, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (3) 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Kevin Miller says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Diocese of North Carolina] The Rev. Samuel Rodman was elected XII bishop diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina on March 4.He was elected on the third ballot by the delegates gathered for a Special Electing Convention in Phillips Chapel at Canterbury School in Greensboro, North Carolina.Samuel Rodman is scheduled to be ordained and consecrated as the bishop diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina on July 15. Photo: Diocese of North Carolina“I am deeply honored and grateful and, with God’s help, I accept this call to be your next bishop diocesan,” Rodman said. “The prospect of following and building upon the leadership and legacy of Bishop Michael Curry is both humbling and inspiring. I trust that the Holy Spirit, moving through the Diocese of North Carolina, will continue to light the way and guide our path together.”Rodman currently serves as the special projects officer for the Diocese of Massachusetts, a role he took on after spending five years as the diocesan project manager for campaign initiatives, where he engaged congregations, clergy and laity, in collaborative local and global mission through the Together Now campaign, helping to raise $20 million to fund these initiatives. Prior to that, Rodman spent 16 years as the rector of St. Michael’s in Milton, Massachusetts, during which the parish established a seven-year plan that included a capital campaign for a major renovation of the church building.The election is the culmination of a process that began when the Diocese of North Carolina’s former bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, was elected presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 2015. Since his installation in November 2015, the diocese has been led by the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple; elected bishop suffragan in the Diocese of North Carolina in 2013, she has served as bishop diocesan pro tempore during the extensive search.Four nominees were a part of the search process. In addition to Rodman, the other three candidates were:The Rev. George Adamik – St. Paul’s, Cary, North CarolinaThe Rev. Charles T. Dupree – Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, IndianaThe Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn – The Episcopal Church, New York, New YorkFollowing the announcement of the final slate, Rodman and his fellow candidates spent a great deal of time sharing information with the people of North Carolina, including personal statements, biographies, theological reflections and a Q&A. The candidates each created an introductory video to share, and then took part in a series of virtual town halls, whereby each candidate was live online for an hour, answering questions submitted by people from around the diocese. The finale came when the candidates arrived in North Carolina to do a 12-stop tour around the state, taking part in panel discussions or town halls at each one.Ordained in 1988, Rodman is a graduate of Bates College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to Deborah Rodman, and they are the parents of two adult daughters. In his free time, Rodman enjoys basketball, golf, kayaking, walking his dog, crosswords and creative writing.The Diocese of North Carolina is comprised of 48,000 people gathered into 112 congregations and nine campus ministries throughout 38 counties in the central part of North Carolina. The diocesan vision is to be a community of disciples committed to following Jesus Christ into the dream of God.Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Rodman will be ordained and consecrated as the XII Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina on July 15 at the Duke University Chapel in Durham, North Carolina. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Samuel Rodman elected bishop of Diocese of North Carolina, succeeding Michael Curry This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing 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 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA The Rev. Donald Lowery says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 7, 2017 at 10:54 am Sam is a wonderful priest and a even more wonderful person! Massachusetts will miss him, but we are excited for North Carolina to be getting such a devoted follower of Christ. Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Elections, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Music practice app makes donation to charity for every bug found

first_img  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Howard Lake | 22 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 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. A start-up app created to help young violinists with their practice is combining improving its app with raising money for an international music charity. nSpireMe was founded by conductor and music entrepreneur Stuart Barr to help children unleash their musicality. Their ethos is that “every child possesses extraordinary powers of creativity, and it’s our job to develop technology that enables them to unleash it”.It is collecting feedback during its first version trial by inviting users to let them know about any bugs they might uncover in the software. In return, it will donate £1 to Music as Therapy International for every bug or glitch reported. This can range from a crotchet rest being slightly out of place to display issues on smaller screen devices.In addition to this bug bounty scheme, nSpireMe will also donate £1 for every shared post on either Facebook or LinkedIn.Free access to the app is being offered to teachers, parents and students for an initial trial period. Connecting teacher, student and parentThe nSpireMe app gives children actionable feedback on their pitching and rhythm, with their music displayed alongside practice notes from their teacher. It is a three-way platform that connects teacher, student and parent. It is designed to fill the void between lessons and during holidays, enabling students to accelerate their progress, and stay engaged.Founder Stuart Barr was conductor to the veteran artiste Dame Shirley Bassey for six years, conducting her around the world from the Oscars, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert to her farewell album at Abbey Road. He taught at the Royal Academy of Music for a decade, recently took his MBA in the Creative Industries at the University of Cambridge, and is Chairman of the London Youth Choir.Music as Therapy InternationalMusic as Therapy International is a UK-registered charity founded on the belief in the power of music “to make the most of people’s potential, overcoming obstacles such as disability, trauma and mental illness”.Alexia Quin, founder and director of the music charity thanked nSpire Me for its pledge of support, describing it as “innovative and generous”.center_img Tagged with: app Music practice app makes donation to charity for every bug found Advertisement  163 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Spanish journalist refused visa

first_img ChileAmericas News to go further Help by sharing this information ChileAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more March 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spanish journalist refused visa News July 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News In a letter to Interior Minister José Miguel Insulza, RSF protested the Interior Ministry’s decision not to renew the visa of Spanish journalist Marc Serra i Torrent, and his arrest on two occasions. “This decision is strictly aimed at punishing the journalist for reporting on demonstrations by indigenous communities protesting the construction of a hydroelectric power-station,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. Ménard recalled that three other media professionals were detained in 1999 under similar circumstances. RSF asked the interior minister to renew Serra i Torrent’s visa and to cease identifying journalists as aboriginal rights activists.According to information collected by RSF, Spanish journalist Serra i Torrent, correspondent for the magazine “Resumen Latinoamericano” and the Catalan newspaper “Illacrua”, was briefly detained on two occasions. The incident occurred on 1 March 2002, while he was covering demonstrations by indigenous communities protesting the construction of a hydroelectric power-station by the Ralco dam, in the Bio Bio region (approximately 450 kilometres south of Santiago). A number of individuals were injured as a result of clashes between the authorities and the demonstrators and various other people were detained. On both occasions, the police took the journalist to the nearby city of Los Angeles. He was released after several hours without being charged. One week later, Serra i Torrent asked for his visa to be renewed, but his request was denied. He was told that he would have to leave Chile by 13 March at the latest. The journalist has a letter from “Resumen Latinoamericano”, verifying that he works for the publication. He had a tourist visa, valid for three months, which can theoretically be renewed in the country.RSF recalls that on 14 March 1999, freelance photographer Sergio Bravo, Miguel Tapia of Radio Canelo and Elías Paiñán of Radio Yungay were arrested near the city of Cañete (500 kilometres south of Santiago), while they were covering clashes between the police and Mapuche indigenous people. The three journalists were released the next day, but they had to appear in court several times in the weeks following their arrest. Organisation Follow the news on Chile News November 26, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Woman journalist critically injured in shooting attack in northeast

first_imgNews IndiaAsia – Pacific Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Receive email alerts RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img March 3, 2021 Find out more News July 16, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist critically injured in shooting attack in northeast RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Reporters Without Borders condemns a shooting attack yesterday in which Tongam Rina, associate editor of the Arunachal Times newspaper in Itanagar, capital of the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, was seriously injured.“We urge the authorities to do everything in their power to shed light on this murder attempt, and not to rule out the possibility of a link to the victim’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The sensitive stories Rina has covered could have been the motive. The police should take them into account. They should also take a close look at the companies and government institutions that appeared in her stories.”As Rina arrived at the Arunachal Times offices at around 6:15 p.m., unidentified gunmen opened fire on her before fleeing the crime scene. She was rushed to the Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, where she remains in intensive care. The Times of India quoted hospital sources as saying she sustained serious injuries to the spinal cord and intestines.The motive of the attack is still unknown but the national and local media have suggested possibilities. The Seven Sisters Post said it may have been linked to her coverage of alleged corruption in the distribution of food and kerosene to the poor in Arunachal Pradesh state. Rina is also vice-president of the Siang People’s Forum, one of several civil society groups participating in a campaign against the construction of dams on the Siang River. Her newspaper, the Arunachal Times, has covered the campaign extensively and opposes the dams.According to the US journalist Jason Overdorf, there were unsuccessful attempts to intimidate and bribe Rina last year to end her opposition to the dams. The newspaper Northeast Today said that she recently received threats and that around 10 unidentified individuals ransacked the Arunachal Times offices on the night of 15 April – an attack that was not claimed by any organization.India is ranked 131st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Follow the news on India to go furtherlast_img read more

Scottish retailer introduces healthier Scotch pie

first_imgScotmid Co-operative has launched a low-fat Scotch pie across its stores.Produced by McGhee’s Bakery of Glasgow, its fat content is 40% lower than a normal Scotch pie, and its salt levels are now within the government’s healthy eating guidelines.Ross Hamilton, sales manager at McGhee’s Bakery, said: “We wanted to create a Scotch pie that was healthier, without compromising on the taste. We trialled the low-fat pie and we were astounded at how well it was received.”The pie has earned the approval of Scottish Slimmers, whose members taste-tested it during development.Jennifer Colson, company director of Scottish Slimmers, said: “Scottish Slimmers’ members are always interested in eating healthier versions of their favourite foods and the McGhee’s reduced-fat Scotch pies proved an instant hit with those who tested them.”Stephen Brown, local sourcing and bakery manager for the Scotmid Co-operative, added: “McGhee’s reduced-fat Scotch pie is a great new product and we are delighted to be launching it in our stores across Scotland. We’ve all been quite surprised at how delicious the pie is and we’re looking forward to finding out what our customers think of it too.”Each Scotch pie contains 2.3g of saturated fat, 1.2g of salt and has 314 calories. A pack of two pies has a RRP of £1.35.last_img read more

Georgia Tobacco Pressed for Packaging Alternative

first_imgThere had to be a better way for farmers to package tobacco.”A nationwide tobacco advisory committee told growers and warehousemen they needto find a better marketing package,” said J. Michael Moore, a tobacco agronomist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service.Moore and others figure the answer is a hydraulic baler that squeezes cured tobaccoleaves into 800- to 900-pound bales about 44 inches square.Since the 1960s tobacco has been sold in 250-pound, burlap-bound packages calledsheets. But the sheets are hard to move around. The burlap tears easily during moving andallows leaves to fall out.With the baler, though, “we’ve been able to put about four sheets’ worth oftobacco into one bale,” Moore said.That compression is helpful, since warehouse space isn’t what it used to be.”These bales could allow warehousemen to keep three to four times more tobacco in thesame amount of floor space while keeping leaf quality high,” Moore said.The real benefit, though, could be lower labor costs. Bales require less labor thansheets to pack and move around.Moore said Georgia-grown tobacco has more sugar and is exposed to higher humidity thanthat grown in the Carolinas and Virginia. Although the high sugar content appeals tobuyers, it also makes the tobacco absorb moisture faster.For that reason, many people felt Georgia-grown tobacco wouldn’t stay at top quality inbales. But studies this year show it can.”If the tobacco is properly cured and goes into the bale at less than 16 percentmoisture,” Moore said, “the quality stays high.”Tobacco in bales isn’t as easy to inspect as in sheets, though. Graders and buyers caneasily look through loosely-packed sheets to see the leaves. They look for leaf color,size, texture and stalk position to tell the leaf grade and offer a price.But the bales have five sides they can see. And during tests this summer, Moore said,they could see enough of each bale to decide on an appropriate grade for the tobacco.Growers will have to stake their reputation on each bale’s consistency. “They’llhave to be able to say the bale is the same on the inside as it is on the outside,”Moore said. “And the buyers will have to trust them.”Moore expects studies to continue for two to three more years. Then the industry willdecide if baling is a good option for tobacco.”All indications we’re getting point to baling as an acceptable packaging approach,”Moore said.”The whole idea of this study is to make sure Georgia growers aren’t left behind,” hesaid. “They will have seen the technology in operation, hopefully on their own farm.And when the time comes, they can decide for themselves whether it’s right for theindustry.”last_img read more

Midwestern Company Plans Underground Wind-Power Transmission Corridor to Eastern U.S.

first_imgMidwestern Company Plans Underground Wind-Power Transmission Corridor to Eastern U.S. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Mix:A company in the Midwestern United States is planning a new underground transmission line along existing railroad tracks to carry wind-generated electricity from Iowa, the Dakotas, and Minnesota to a transfer point to Chicago, then eastward to regions with high electricity demand.“We will pull some of the cheapest, most robust wind from the upper Midwest and bring it to the East Coast,” said Trey Ward, CEO of Direct Connect Development Company.“Because the line with a capacity of 2,100 megawatts (MW) would be mostly invisible, it might elude some of the problems that have dogged transmission lines that would tower overhead while crossing Midwestern farm fields,” Midwest Energy News reports. Ward said the Canadian Pacific Railway covers about 85% of the 349-mile (562-kilometre) route, and the CPR has agreed to allow buried cable beneath its right of way.“We have the land,” Ward said. “That’s the most significant issue for new transmission lines. Having the land in hand is very important.” And running the project underground “limits the impact to the environment, streamlines the permitting process, and limits impacts to neighbours.”He said the plan builds on the experience of the U.S. fiber optic network, which also relies on railway rights of way.Direct Connect hopes to start construction on its line by 2020, and begin carrying electricity in 2024. Ward said he’s spoken with utility regulators in Iowa and Illinois, and “we got a very warm reception. They like to see a project like this on a brownfield site. They also like to see it in the ground.”“Compared to five years ago, we can transmit much more power at a much lower price.”More: Underground Line Could Carry Midwestern U.S. Wind Power, Avoid Local Oppositionlast_img read more