CFI Holdings Limited 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

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Royal Bank of Canada’s first London ‘Trade for the Kids’ day raises £450k

first_imgRBC supports youth causesRBC’s charitable activities focuses on supporting youth-related causes around the world and in the local communities in which it operates.Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe said: “It is wonderful to be able to bring RBC Trade for the Kids to the UK this year, and for our clients and employees to understand more about the vital work these charities do.” Advertisement  209 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 The bank employs approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients in 38 countries. RBC has a long history in Europe and has operated in the region since 1910 to serve corporate, institutional and high-net worth clients.Other trading daysMany companies run trading days on which they donate some or all of their profits or income to charities.ICAP’s global charity day to raise millions of pounds from donated trading commissions (December 2015)Deborah Meaden’s day of trading raises funds for Lendwithcare (January 2014)BGC trading day raises $12m for charity (September 2012) Howard Lake | 10 February 2017 | Newscenter_img Royal Bank of Canada’s inaugural ‘RBC Trade for the Kids Day’ in London has raised £450,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Teenage Cancer Trust. Each charity received £150,000.A portion of the day’s trading revenues from a selection of RBC’s European Global Markets and Treasury & Markets Services businesses was donated to charity. The London event builds on the success of a similar event in New York first held in 2015.Throughout the day, the bank’s City trading floor hosted former patients, families and employees from the charity partners who interacted with clients and engaged with RBC employees to explain how the charities help patients and families like them.  Royal Bank of Canada’s first London ‘Trade for the Kids’ day raises £450k  210 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 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

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Almost 1 in 5 larger charities cutting fundraising jobs due to Covid

first_img  537 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 28 September 2020 | News “While some parts of the economy are on the up after a tough first half of the year, charities have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The updated jobs support package set out by the Chancellor will likely provide some relief for the sector, but against a backdrop of an economic recession, and the looming tightening of lockdown, for many organisations it will do little to square the circle of rising demand for help and shrinking capacity – with very serious consequences for all of us.”Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Charity Finance Group, said:“The findings of our latest survey are not surprising but are deeply troubling. Social change organisations play an enormous role in our communities, providing crucial services to millions of people every day, nationwide. A significant number now face an increasingly uncertain future. Our capacity to deliver for both the short and long term is shrinking fast at a time it is never more needed.“We are calling on government to take action now to address the fragility of the organisations working at the heart of our communities; working on the frontline, helping to mitigate the worst effects of the Covid-19 crisis. We must ensure that charities and social enterprise are supported to meet the public need and sustain healthy communities.”The September 2020 PBE Covid Charity Tracker was conducted in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group between 15 and 20 September. 224 charities responded to the survey.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, commented:“This research further confirms the significant scaling back of charitable services and activities just when people across the UK need them most. Fundraised income continues to be hit despite the valiant efforts of our members and the fundraising community around the UK, and tragically many fundraisers are facing redundancy as their organisations are forced to make incredibly difficult decisions. Politicians and policy makers need to act now to safeguard vital charity-delivered services and activities around the UK.” Almost half (47%) of UK charities are expecting a difficult winter with increased demand for their services. However, the same proportion have had to reduce activity, with 1 in 4 so far also cutting jobs as a result of Covid-19, according to a survey.The latest Covid Charity Tracker by Pro Bono Economics shows that service delivery and fundraising are the areas seeing the most job cuts. Overall, 32% have either made or are making job cuts to their service delivery functions, and 15% to fundraising – rising to around 1 in 5 medium-large charities.Covid challengeOverall, 94% say that Covid-19 has posed a financial challenge, with drops in earned income, public donations, and money associated with fundraising activity like lotteries and auctions especially problematic. More than half of the survey respondents say public donations have fallen, with one-in-five reporting a drop in such income of more than 25%. Funding from public sector contracts, trusts and foundations however has broadly held up to date.Charity responseIn response to the financial challenges faced, 48% say they have significantly reduced activity, with the majority seeking additional support. 68% said they had applied for financial help from government (including furloughing staff) with 72% seeking other additional sources of funding.The survey, conducted ahead of the government’s announcement on a new wage subsidy scheme, found that more than one-in-four charities (29%) had already made redundancies, with one-in-five expecting to make cuts once the government’s Job Retention Scheme is withdrawn at the end of October. This was more common among larger charities at a quarter of medium-large charities compared to just 6% of small charities.Just over a quarter (27%) have also renegotiated rent, sold property or reduced office space.Overall, almost half (47%) of UK charities have also revised down their financial forecasts over the last two months in anticipation of a tough winter ahead. Among small charities, this rises to 58%, and sits at 42% for medium and large organisations.Only 8% of small charities and 5% of medium-large charities said they had not faced any financial challenges as a result of Covid-19.Matt Whittaker, CEO of Pro Bono Economics, said: Advertisement  536 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: COVID-19 Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Almost 1 in 5 larger charities cutting fundraising jobs due to Covidlast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgMcDonald’s workers win settlementIn Los Angeles, between April and August 2020, workers at a McDonald’s complained about inadequate protection from COVID, including lack of social distancing and forcible exposure to customers who refused to wear masks. Following strikes to protest these unsafe working conditions, McDonald’s management retaliated by firing several workers. On the fired workers’ behalf, Service Employees Union Local 721 filed a letter  with the California Labor Commissioner’s Retaliation Complaint Investigation Unit. The Labor Commission’s judgment requires McDonald’s to pay more than $125,900 in lost wages and retaliation penalties and orders that management offer the workers their jobs back.Maine hospital union bustingThe MaineHealth health care corporation has come under attack by the governor of the state and the Maine State Nurses Association — for providing COVID vaccine to out–of–state members of the Reliant Labor Consultants firm, hired to bust a union organizing drive by nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland. This is a direct violation of the state policy on vaccine distribution. It demonstrates the callousness of corporate health care. Hiring union–busting firms is an attempt to  deny nurses the right to organize and to have a voice in their working conditions and the delivery of patient care. Additionally, MaineHealth administered the COVID vaccine to these individuals, when so many elderly and immunocompromised state residents are on waiting lists, caught in the nightmare of the COVID vaccine rollout. Janel Crowley, an RN in the neonatal intensive care unit at Maine Medical Center says nurses are “working to form a union to give them more of a say in the high-level decisions affecting them and their patients. This is pretty much all patient-driven. We saw gaps in the care that our patients were able to receive because of policies. That’s why we’re trying to get this seat at the table, to really deal with the people who make the decisions that have no real direct line to the bedside.” (tinyurl.com/gxgt7y9k)Black women workers lead strike, ‘mean business’The Atlanta Washerwomen Strike, that erupted less than twenty-five years after the 13th amendment’s ratification, is a fine historic example of the unity and strength of Black women workers.By 1881, the promise of Reconstruction for the Black population of the southern U.S. had been replaced by the racist, violent legal system: the Black Codes. Despite this oppressive environment, 20 Black laundresses in Atlanta formed a trade union called The Washing Society. Most households during this time hired out the backbreaking task of laundering and ironing their clothes. Black women were 98% of those workers. The job required making soap and starch, hauling water, and standing hours at laundry tubs scrubbing clothes or using hot irons to press out wrinkles. The Washing Society demanded higher wages and autonomy over their working conditions. They began a door-to-door campaign and held rallies to recruit more laundresses. Their membership eventually grew to 3,000.  In July of 1881, the city laundresses went on strike, causing havoc in Atlanta households. The local businesses, politicians and press came down hard on Society members. Several were arrested for disorderly conduct. But the Society’s letter to Atlanta mayor Jim English demonstrated their fearless determination. That August, the Society won all their demands and opened the door for wage increases for Atlanta maids, cooks, hotel workers and nurses.The letter reads in part: “The members of our society are determined to stand to our pledge and make extra charges for washing, and we have agreed and are willing to pay $25 or $50 for licenses as a protection, so we can control the washing for the city. We can afford to pay these licenses and will do it before we will be defeated, and then we will have full control of the city’s washing at our own prices, as the city has control of our husbands’ work at their prices. Don’t forget this. We mean business this week or no washing.” (tinyurl.com/1al5px7r)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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US – #WeeklyAddress: February 12 – 18: Press Secretary tells reporters they “put national security at risk”

first_img to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News June 3, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of February 12-18: Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say February 20, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress: February 12 – 18: Press Secretary tells reporters they “put national security at risk” Organisation White House Press Secretary says reporters “put national security at risk” During a White House press briefing on February 12, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blamed reporters for publishing classified information that “put[s] national security at risk”. The press briefing, which originally focused on President Trump’s infrastructure plan, led to questions over the recent accusations against former White House aide Rob Porter, who reportedly physically abused his ex-wives. Reporters attempted to question the White House about keeping Porter on as staff, despite reports that he never received full security clearance, and that chief of staff John F. Kelly knew about the reported abuse as early as fall of last year. Sanders lashed out against the media: “If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information and put national security at risk that doesn’t come from this White House.” Sanders is known to get into quarrels with reporters during press briefings, accusing the press of intentionally “misleading the American people.” Washington Post reports it’s been more than 363 days since the president held a press conference The Washington Post reported on February 13 that President Trump has held only three press conferences since he won the Republican nomination in July 2016, and more than 360 days had elapsed since his last conference. One took place in July 2016 when Trump was a general-election candidate, another took place in January 2017 when Trump was president-elect, and the latest one was held in February 2017 just after Trump took office. However, Politico’s Jason Schwartz reported in October 2017 that President Trump is more media-accessible than former president Barack Obama; “Trump shun[s] the traditional, formal press conference normally associated with the presidency in favor of more freewheeling, impromptu exchanges.” Trump’s hostile attitude towards the press could account for his unwillingness to hold more regular news conferences. He has repeatedly criticized news outlets and individual journalists on Twitter, and even put out “fake news” awards at the beginning of last month. After new indictments were issued in relation to the Russia investigation, Trump goes on anti-media twitter tirade On February 17, President Trump went on a Twitter rampage against the media and how networks have been covering the recent Russia collusion updates. Trump was referring to the charges spelled out in a 37-page indictment issued on Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three businesses as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation.Trump’s tweets targeted the “Fake News Media”. He also retweeted another anti-CNN cartoon that shows an elderly CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer continuing to report on the Russian collusion in 2038, without having proven anything to that effect. The Twitter account from which this cartoon originated was suspended, yet Trump’s retweet still remains on his feed.The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Consider The State Government’s Request For Oxygen: Kerala High Court To Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesConsider The State Government’s Request For Oxygen: Kerala High Court To Centre Lydia Suzanne Thomas10 May 2021 8:39 PMShare This – xCounsel Apprise Kerala High Court Of Shortage Of ICU Beds, Oxygen In KeralaDuring a special sitting convened to deliberate on Covid-19 tariffs charged by private hospitals, a Division Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath was informed by counsel that Kerala was running out of oxygen and ICU Beds.OxygenState Attorney KV Sohan prayed for the Court’s indulgence in directing the Centre to consider the State Government’s request for oxygen.State Attorney Sohan apprised the Court that the Kerala government’s oxygen supplies were running short following the Central Government’s direction to lend to other states. He stated that Kerala had requested 400 metric tonnes of Oxygen as buffer, and pointed out that the Centre was giving 1200 metric tonnes to Karnataka.”That (distribution to Karnataka) was approved by the Honble Supreme Court”, Justice Ramachandran said.”We have an active case(load) of 4.25 lakhs” State Attorney KV Sohan placed before the Court.”4 point -?”, Justice Ramachandran asked”4.25 lakhs”, the State Attorney responded.”Oh my …” (Justice Devan Ramachandran’s voice trails).Advocate K Rajkumar for the Assistant Solicitor General told the Court that the demand for oxygen was actively being monitored by an expert body. Justice Ramachandran “Correct, but please consider the government’s request and availability”Affirming this, Advocate K Rajkumar for the Assistant Solicitor General’s office assured the Court that the Centre would consider the State Government’s request.”We’ll take care of that, Mr Sohan”, the Court in turn reassured the State Attorney.”We are running out of ICU beds”Just prior to the discussion on Oxygen, Advocate Ajith Joy sought a clarification on the modus operandi if the state ran out of ICU Beds. He pointed out that currently 2,528 ICU Beds in the state were occupied, out of a total capacity of 2,857 ICU beds in the state. He stated that there were only 300 ICU beds remaining.Reading to a Patient Care Order issued by the Kerala Government on May 9, Advocate Joy drew attention to a clause that read – “Motivate and exhort Private Hospitals to increase Covid, Oxygen and ICU beds to minimum 50%”. He sought a clarification as to whether this directive was mandatory.”Obviously because they require money…can only persuade them, ’empathetic persuasion’ as we mentioned in another order”, Justice Ramachandran replied.In its judgment, the Court exhorted private hospitals to increase COVID, ICU and Oxygen beds, noting progress already made in this respect.Additionally, the Court urged the State Government to take over auditoriums, halls, hostels, unused hospitals and such other suitable areas so that the burden of citizens to go before private hospitals stood attenuated.Click here to download the judgmentTagsJustice Dr Kauser Edappagath #Justice Devan Ramachandran Justice Devan Ramachandran Kerala High Court News Covid Treatment And Tests ICU beds Oxygen Shortage Next Storylast_img read more

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Investigation launched into theft of sheep near Mount Errigal

first_img Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Investigation launched into theft of sheep near Mount Errigal Pinterest Milford Gardaí are investigating the theft of 40 sheep from an area close to Errigal Mountain.The sheep were put out at the end of December 2020 and when the owner went to the area on March 15th, hediscovered that 40 of the sheep were missing.The sheep are marked with distinctive purple paint.Gardai are appealing to anybody who can assist in any way with the investigation to come forward.They are also advising farmers and mart operators to be alert and to contact Gardai should they come across the sheep. Previous articleOyster trestles damaged at Clar Shore, RecastleNext articleChange in people’s attitude needed towards Covid in Donegal – Dr Breslin News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – March 30, 2021 last_img read more

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Massachusetts governor activates up to 1,000 National Guard members

first_imgOleksii Liskonih/iStockBy KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC NewsMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order on Friday obtained by ABC News, activating up to 1,000 National Guard members in the state.The Republican governor did not cite a specific reason for signing the order.The activation began on Friday and will continue until “further order” of the state’s senior National Guard officer, according to the statement.The deployment is to “provide necessary assistance to State and local civilian authorities and/or special duty and emergency assistance for the preservation of life and property, preservation of order, and to afford protection to persons,” the order says.The Guard members are being deployed “in the event that municipal leaders require their assistance,” according to a statement released by an unnamed spokesperson for the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and is “only at the request of, and in coordination with, the communities seeking support.”The order comes amid protests in Wisconsin sparked by civil unrest over police brutality. Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night.Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday he authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement there after three people were shot and two killed in Kenosha overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.There were, however, no known major protests planned in Massachusetts this weekend.ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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ATAT 1.1, the Automated Timing Accordance Tool for comparing ice-sheet model output with geochronological data

first_imgEarth’s extant ice sheets are of great societal importance given their ongoing and potential future contributions to sea-level rise. Numerical models of ice sheets are designed to simulate ice-sheet behaviour in response to climate changes but to be improved require validation against observations. The direct observational record of extant ice sheets is limited to a few recent decades, but there is a large and growing body of geochronological evidence spanning millennia constraining the behaviour of palaeo-ice sheets. Hindcasts can be used to improve model formulations and study interactions between ice sheets, the climate system and landscape. However, ice-sheet modelling results have inherent quantitative errors stemming from parameter uncertainty and their internal dynamics, leading many modellers to perform ensemble simulations, while uncertainty in geochronological evidence necessitates expert interpretation. Quantitative tools are essential to examine which members of an ice-sheet model ensemble best fit the constraints provided by geochronological data. We present the Automated Timing Accordance Tool (ATAT version 1.1) used to quantify differences between model results and geochronological data on the timing of ice-sheet advance and/or retreat. To demonstrate its utility, we perform three simplified ice-sheet modelling experiments of the former British–Irish ice sheet. These illustrate how ATAT can be used to quantify model performance, either by using the discrete locations where the data originated together with dating constraints or by comparing model outputs with empirically derived reconstructions that have used these data along with wider expert knowledge. The ATAT code is made available and can be used by ice-sheet modellers to quantify the goodness of fit of hindcasts. ATAT may also be useful for highlighting data inconsistent with glaciological principles or reconstructions that cannot be replicated by an ice-sheet model.last_img read more

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