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Kenya Airways Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. read more

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Ulster Bank calls for skills and opportunities applications

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 1 September 2016 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland Advertisement The Ulster Bank has opened the second round of its Skills & Opportunities Fund which supports skills development and self-help projects throughout the UK and Ireland.The total allocation for the Fund is £2.5 million in 2016, with approximately half this sum being allocated in this round.The Fund says its funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.Funding will be allocated on the basis of seven regions, each with its own decision making board and differing priorities recognising regional differences. Grants up to a maximum of £35,000 are available.However, the Fund states that while it will accept applications for varying sizes in Ireland it will particularly welcome applications for smaller grants ranging from £1000 upwards.Projects which do not get a grant can be helped in other ways, according to the Fund. This might include offering skills and expertise to help get projects off the ground.Applications for round 2 of the Skills & Opportunities Fund are open until midday on 9th September 2016.  31 total views,  1 views today Ulster Bank calls for skills and opportunities applications 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Santos awarded new acreage in Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore WA

first_img Image: Santos and BP will undertake exploration activities at the new permit offshore WA. Photo: courtesy of D Thory from Pixabay. Australian energy firm Santos, in a joint venture with British oil major BP, has been awarded new acreage which lies adjacent to its existing oil discovery, Dorado, offshore Northern Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia (WA).The 50:50 joint venture will undertake exploration activities at the new permit, WA-541-P, which lies to the west of the recent Dorado, Roc and Phoenix South hydrocarbon discoveries in the Bedout Sub-basin.WA-541-P permit covers 6,964km² areaThe southern portion of Santos-operated WA-541-P is adjacent to the Dorado structural-stratigraphic play trend. The permit covers 6,964km².Santos managing director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said: “Santos is pleased to have been awarded this acreage on-trend with the Dorado discovery, a now proven world-class, liquids-rich petroleum system with high-quality reservoirs.”“We are excited at the opportunity to increase our exposure to this highly prospective region, leveraging our offshore operating expertise and building on the success of our 2019 drilling campaign to pursue further growth through our activities in Western Australia.”“We are proud to be the biggest producer of domestic gas in Western Australia, powering the industries that power Australia.”Claimed to be the premier hydrocarbon basin of Australia, the Northern Carnarvon Basin covers about 500,000km² and lies mainly offshore, extending north from the Pilbara Craton to the continental–oceanic crust boundary.In July 2019, Santos secured approval for an environmental management plan (EMP) for the Tanumbirini 2H and Inacumba 1/1H wells in Exploration Permit 161 in the McArthur Basin.The drilling EMP approval, which was given by the Northern Territory (NT) Environment and Natural Resources Minister Eva Lawler, was the first one awarded for onshore shale gas exploration in the Northern Territory since the lifting of the moratorium in early 2018.Exploration Permit 161 is located approximately 350km south-east of Katherine in the McArthur Basin, east of Daly Waters. Santos is the operator of the permit with 75% interest. The permit WA-541-P lies to the west of the Dorado, Roc and Phoenix South hydrocarbon discoveries in the Bedout Sub-basinlast_img read more

News story: Call for evidence: Administrative Reviews

first_imgLaunching the ‘call for evidence’, David Bolt said: Administrative Reviews submission ICIBI 5th Floor Globe House 89 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1PN In my 2019-20 inspection plan, I signalled my intention to carry out a further inspection of the Home Office’s Administrative Review (AR) processes, following on from my initial inspection of ARs, published in 2016 and re-inspection in 2017. My intention is to look again at the areas specified in the 2014 Immigration Act, namely: As I did for the initial inspection, I also plan to look at: Please email the Chief Inspector at: [email protected] write to: whether ARs are being concluded within Home Office service standards the consistency of approach between the different AR functions whether AR outcomes are being used to improve initial decision making whether cost savings have been achieved. Please note that submissions may be cited in the final report. I am inviting bodies with relevant knowledge and expertise, including NGOs, academics, think tanks, faith groups and representative bodies, to write to me by 17 June 2019 with their supporting evidence or case studies they are able to share. I would also like to receive evidence from individuals, including those who have first-hand experience of the Administrative Review process. Please note that my remit does not extend to investigating or making decisions about individual cases. This remains a Home Office responsibility. Please note also that in providing information to us you are acknowledging that we will process your information in accordance with the terms of the GDPR. Your information will not be processed after publication of the inspection report unless you otherwise provide consent. the effectiveness of AR in identifying case working errors the effectiveness of AR in correcting case working errors the independence of persons conducting AR (in terms of their separation from the original decision-maker)last_img read more

Primrose targets celebrations in third book

first_imgMartha Swift and Lisa Thomas of Primrose Bakery are writing a third book based on catering for a variety of occasions.The co-owners of the bakery in London’s Primrose Hill will base the book around a series of celebratory events, such as teenage birthdays, baby showers and cocktail parties, with a number of sweet and savoury recipes dedicated to each occasion.Swift told British Baker: “The book caters for the whole set-up of an event, and offers something a bit more than your traditional bakery book. We already have two books that are very comprehensive in what we do as a brand and business, so the third book will widen out the offering.”The book will be published by Square Peg, part of The Random House Group, in March 2013. Primrose Bakery has published two books, including a self-titled recipe book last September and Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery back in 2009.last_img read more

‘Why do they hate us?’

first_imgThe Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks created a sense of vulnerability in the United States that still persists, that transformed the nation’s Muslim community from unseen to a suspected enemy within, and that prompted actions that one expert predicted will be viewed by history as moral failures.That was the sense of a panel discussion on Thursday in Harvard’s Boylston Hall. Duncan Kennedy, the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School and a member of the panel, said the attacks were not just devastating because of the horrific loss of life, but also because of the difficulty Americans had in understanding them. That was captured, he said, in the question commonly repeated after the attacks: “Why do they hate us?”The attacks were viewed as a threat to the nation even though its existence was never truly threatened. Despite the horrific death toll, the number of those killed on 9/11 is dwarfed annually by those who die in auto accidents and murders, Kennedy noted.But the attacks illustrated in shocking fashion that not everyone holds the overview of America commonly held at home: that of early colonies heroically throwing off European oppression. Instead, he said, the attackers saw the United States as a global power practicing its own colonialism and oppression around the world. The attacks’ impact came from both the loss of life and the targeting of symbols of American power. The World Trade Center represented economic might; the Pentagon, military strength; and the Capitol building or White House — the presumed target of the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania —global political reach.The attacks’ impact was magnified by the fact that the two Trade Center towers were not only damaged, but collapsed, something even the terrorists couldn’t have foreseen, Kennedy said.As the nation turns inward and remembers the victims of the attacks this week, Kennedy said, it is important that Americans do not again lose sight of their impact on the broader world and perpetuate the “naive ignorance” that once left many asking, “Why do they hate us?”Kennedy was joined on the panel by Jocelyne Cesari, director of the Islam in the West Program and Islamopedia, and Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The event, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ Outreach Center, the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, was introduced by CMES Outreach Program Director Paul Beran.The 9/11 attacks deeply affected America’s Muslims, Cesari said. In an instant, they went from being an unseen, virtually ignored group to being under a harsh spotlight. They skipped right from unseen to “the enemy,” without ever entering the status of “the other,” Cesari said.The new status of Muslims was crystallized by the debate over a proposed New York City mosque near the Ground Zero site of the Trade Center towers, Cesari said. Though Muslims had been victims of discrimination in Europe for decades and had encountered some resistance there to the construction of mosques in the 1980s and ’90s, there had never been that resistance in America. That’s because the United States doesn’t have a deep history of being divided by religion, she said. Now, the visible symbols of Islam have become unwelcome, and the mere presence of a mosque in a neighborhood makes some residents feel unsafe.Race traditionally has been such a hot topic in America that critics could not openly attack Barack Obama for being black. It was all right, however, for some to attack him as being “the other” by associating him with Islam, Cesari said.Muslims, meanwhile, are working to overcome such ill will and to “re-Americanize,” Cesari said, re-integrating into the nation’s mainstream.That mainstream may come to view the nation’s actions since 9/11 with a more jaundiced eye as time passes, according to Clements. Clements traced how the nation’s understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis has changed after that 10th anniversary. People now know that the world was even closer to nuclear war than was suspected then, Clements said.Clements said the 9/11 attacks led the United States to suspend its better judgment and commit several moral lapses whose repercussions will continue to be felt.After the attacks, there was a massive global outpouring of sympathy and good will toward the United States — including from the Muslim world — that Clements said was squandered in the subsequent military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.Congress passed the Patriot Act without lawmakers even reading what they were voting for, and other nations followed suit. Since then, Clements said, that has resulted in 120,000 people being arrested, 36,000 convicted, and an erosion of civil liberties, violations of human rights, and the legitimization of some forms of torture.“There was a moment that the world was with us, and we squandered it,” Clements said.last_img read more

Denee Benton Will Join Groban for Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre…

first_img Josh Groban Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Related Shows Denée Benton Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812center_img View Comments Josh Groban has found his Natasha! Denée Benton will make her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, reprising her performance from the American Repertory Theater’s 2015 production. As previously announced, the Main Stem bow is set for September at a theater to be announced and will also mark the Broadway debut for Groban, who takes on the role of Pierre.Benton’s additional stage credits include The Book of Mormon in the West End and on tour, as well as regional productions of Annie, Sunset Boulevard and Fiddler on the Roof.Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 features a book and electropop score by Dave Malloy; this will mark his Broadway debut as well. Drawing inspiration from a 70-page portion of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, it follows Natasha, a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole while her betrothed Andrey is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms.Rachel Chavkin, who helmed the show off-Broadway and in Massachusetts, will return to direct. Additional casting will be announced later. Star Fileslast_img read more

University of California system completes fossil fuel divestment effort

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Los Angeles Times:The University of California announced Tuesday that it has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation’s largest educational institution to do so as campaigns to fight climate change through investment strategies proliferate at campuses across the country.The UC milestone capped a five-year effort to move the public research university system’s $126-billion portfolio into more environmentally sustainable investments, such as wind and solar energy. UC officials say their strategy is grounded in concerns about the planet’s future and in what makes financial sense.“As long-term investors, we believe the university and its stakeholders are much better served by investing in promising opportunities in the alternative energy field rather than gambling on oil and gas,” Richard Sherman, chair of the UC Board of Regents’ investments committee, said in a statement.The UC action is groundbreaking, environmentalists said, because of the size of its investment portfolio and its massive teaching and research enterprise, which educates 285,000 students.Sherman and Jagdeep Singh Bachher, UC’s chief investment officer, announced the university’s intention to go fossil free in an L.A. Times op-ed article last September. “Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we’re betting we can do that without fossil fuels investment,” they wrote.Bachher announced Tuesday that UC has sold more than $1 billion in fossil fuel assets from its pension, endowment and working capital pools and surpassed its five-year goal of investing $1 billion in clean energy projects. He said his team is convinced that investments in fossil fuels pose an “unacceptable financial risk,” particularly with “geopolitical tensions and likely, a bumpy and slow global financial recovery in a post-pandemic world.”[Teresa Watanabe]More: UC becomes nation’s largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels University of California system completes fossil fuel divestment effortlast_img read more

Supersized South

first_imgNine of the top 10 most obese states in the country sit below the Mason-Dixon Line, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mississippi currently stands atop the list of heavyweight states with 32 percent of adults categorized as obese. Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina also made the top 10, while Georgia and North Carolina were in the top 20. Reasons cited for the South’s place at the head of the obesity table include diets high in fatty, fried foods and people living in rural, often impoverished isolation, which promotes less physical activity.Last fall Huntington, W.Va., was given the dubious distinction of being the fattest city in America with the CDC reporting that nearly half of the metro area residents are obese—far more than any other city in the nation. One-third of Huntington’s 50,000-person population doesn’t exercise and one-fifth has heart disease.“In West Virginia we have problems from economic and geographic standpoints,” says Dr. Tom Dannals, a family physician in Huntington. “We don’t have big businesses providing gyms or financial incentives to join health clubs. We also don’t have shoulders, let alone bike lanes, on our windy roads.”Of course, America’s well-publicized weight problem is not limited to the South. Almost 60 million people or one-fifth of Americans are overweight and 40 million are classified as obese. One-quarter of the country lives a lifestyle that is completely sedentary, and one-third of children are now overweight or obese. Such a widespread problem certainly extends beyond infrastructure and economic woes.“There are problems everywhere,” says Dannals. “It sounds odd, but it’s almost become normal in society to be overweight. People have become complacent with their luxuries. They have their abundant food and their computers and they’re not out there running.”It’s no secret that winning the battle of the bulge generally requires two main commitments: proper diet and exercise. To reduce the risk of chronic disease the CDC recommends at least 30 minutes of a moderate physical activity every day. To take it a step further and manage body weight, people should get approximately 60 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week while not exceeding individual calorie needs. Losing weight will also require reducing calories. If you want to drop up to two pounds a week, cut back between 500-1,000 calories per day.But when individual willpower seems to be failing, is it time for intervention? Action is starting to be taken at the local, state, and national levels to change the South’s less than slim image. Last November, every state from the South sent representatives to a Southern Obesity Summit that took place in Birmingham, Ala., to plan a network strategy to promote healthier living.Dannals started a program called Healthy Huntington to help his community get active. The initiative has included helping build a downtown trail along the Ohio River, which flows through Huntington, and starting a series of races, which includes the St. Mary’s Medical Center Tri-State Triathlon, the Children’s Tri-State Triathlon, the Marshall University Marathon and Half-Marathon, and a five-mile walk. Dannals intentionally makes the races affordable community events without the usual competitive intimidating atmosphere.“I want to emphasize in these events that exercise is fun,” he says. “My goal is to change things. I want people to have good experiences and want to do these races again.”As childhood obesity continues to be a national concern, kids are also being targeted in efforts to get people active. Dannals was given a grant by the state of West Virginia to host a youth triathlon camp every year, which has become a popular sell-out event in Huntington. In North Carolina, where nearly 20 percent of children between the ages 10-17 are overweight, the Wellspring Adventure Camp was one of the first organizations to offer a mountain sports program intended to help kids lose weight. In the mountains about an hour west of Asheville, Wellspring incorporates a scientifically based weight loss program that cuts calories and fat grams with pound-shedding adventure activities like rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater rafting.In addition to changing diet patterns and attempting to instill active lifestyles through fun adventure sports, Wellspring also follows up with campers throughout the year after their session to provide assistance with weight monitoring. Parents are also held accountable with a two-day workshop that helps provide the right support for kids.“The idea is that we’re creating something sustainable,” says Jessie Dean, the program director at Wellspring. “Making it fun is a huge part of it. The outdoors is an amazing outlet for kids to gain self-confidence and overcome obstacles. It’s not just coming to a diet camp for a short-term fix. We’re looking to provide education so campers can return home and continue to lose weight or maintain their weight loss and live a healthier lifestyle.” WEIGHT LOSS GETAWAYIn addition to weight loss camps and clubs for kids, Wellspring ( also offers adventure retreats for adults geared to produce rapid weight loss. The activity-intensive programs include eight hours of biking, hiking, sea kayaking, and yoga each day, along with proper nutritional instruction. Retreats will be offered this year on March 2-10 and April 11-19 on the South Carolina Coast near Charleston and from June 11-19 at the Lands Creek Lodge in Western North Carolina. Options are also available for retreats in Texas and California.The Canada-based Mountain Trek ( also offers FitPath Boot Camp weight loss vacations that are based around high-intensity hiking, as well as strength training and core fitness. In addition to a program based out of the Bent Creek Bed and Breakfast near Asheville, N.C., there are also programs in Costa Rica and British Columbia. Outdoor Programs Fight the Battle of the BulgeMaybe it was the invention of country-fried steak. Or possibly it’s because there’s a Cracker Barrel every third interstate exit. Whatever the reason, the South is tipping the scales more than any other region in the United States.center_img last_img read more