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African Sun Limited 2016 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about African Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What do I contribute to my salvation?

first_img TAGSInspirationMike GillandThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleBeware of sisters bearing gifts of raisinsNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Photo by Fardeen Khan on Unsplash By Mike GillandPaul loved the Galatians – he personally spent a lot of time with them.  He had spoken into their lives, and into their church. They had received much from him – for God had granted Paul authority to envision the Galatians for their mission.  And without a doubt, as with all the churches and groups of people with which Paul worked, he held a deep fondness and appreciation for them, every time they crossed his mind.But there was a serious issue that had developed involving the Galatians – after he had left them, Paul’s authority had subsequently been questioned and potentially damaged.  The challenge to Paul’s apostolic authority came not from the Galatians themselves – but TO the Galatians, from a group who had infiltrated their ranks, a group identifies as the Judaizers.  This group’s message carried a different DNA than did the message of the Gospel that Paul had preached – which was the Gospel of Jesus.  If we use the analogy that Jesus commissioned us, and our luggage for the commission was THE GOSPEL of GRACE, then THEIR message (the message of the Judaizers) carried along “additional suitcases”.  Baggage that was IN ADDITION to the finished work of Jesus. Baggage that outlined what “I NEED TO DO”, what “I MUST CONTRIBUTE”…You see…the message of the Gospel – the message that Paul preached, and that which is contained throughout the New Testament – taught that believers are JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, and that it is BY FAITH ALONE.  Sola Fide.  You see if you think of it in mathematic terms…CHRIST + NOTHING = Justification.Paul was understandably fired up – because he knew that the moment anyone adds ANYTHING to that equation, the result is the muddying up of the water of the Gospel.That was the battleground of Paul, and later, Martin Luther, and all the Reformers.  And truth is, it is still our battleground today. Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format.  Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

UK Online but only for profit?

Visit UK Online to see how the government is encouraging the online development of the for-profit sector.  14 total views,  1 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 Researching massive growth in giving. UK Online but only for profit? Howard Lake | 26 February 2001 | News The government has taken out advertisements in today’s newspapers promoting its UK online for business initiative. UK Fundraising visited the site at, wondering if there was any content for the non-profit or charity sector. No, there wasn’t.The government has taken out advertisements in today’s newspapers promoting its UK online for business initiative. UK Fundraising visited the site at, wondering if there was any content for the non-profit or charity sector. No, there wasn’t.The site does feature a range of documents covering many different industrial sectors, such as steel, chemicals, aerospace, electronics manufacturing, bio-industry, music and farming. But don’t expect support at this stage for the voluntary sector. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Ippimail adds online shopping directory to boost income for charities

first_imgIppimail, the free email service, which donates 45% of profits to charity and a further 10% to the OpenSource community, has launched an online shopping directory to boost the income it can generate for charities.Over 400 shops are listed in the shopping directory, from Apple Computers to Woolworths. Ippimail say that each purchase made via the directory will raise money for its partner charities. Shoppers get to choose which charities they wish to support.As with other online shopping malls, “shopping via the ippimail directory costs exactly the same as if the user had gone directly to the store’s site”. The only difference is that charities benefit fromthe transaction. Purchases are made directly with the stores, not with ippimail itself. Advertisement 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. ‘Ippi’ incidentally means ‘a helping hand’ or ‘doing one’s bit’ in Japanese. Other features on the ippimail site include free e-mail, (webmail with forwarding plus anti-spam and -virus protection) blogs, websearch and newsfeeds. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 December 2006 | Newscenter_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Trading Ippimail adds online shopping directory to boost income for charitieslast_img read more

Further restrictions on Lough Mourne supply

first_img By News Highland – December 17, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ The following is a statement received this evening from Donegal County Council – Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Lough Mourne Water Supply Update – 17th December 2010. Water supplies throughout the Lough Mourne network are under severe strain due to the current weather conditions and Donegal County Council wish to inform the public that the following reservoirs in the Stranorlar Electoral Area will be turned off on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of December from 7.30pm until 8.00am each night to allow these reservoirs build up. This practice will ensure that the majority of consumers will have a water supply for a period during the day.Convoy CastlefinRaphoeLiffordBallinacorTievebrackGleneelySupply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each night. High areas throughout the network will possibly experience poor pressure and flow over the weekend. Donegal County Council wish to appeal to the public to help us to eliminate wastage by checking vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged, checking all field connections, turning off leaking drinking troughs and avoid leaving taps running.  Continued vigilence is necessary as the severe weather is forecast to continue. Donegal County  Water Services staff remain actively engaged in efforts to maintain and restore water supplies to consumers.Once again the co-operation of everyone is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies . Facebook Twitter News Pinterest Further restrictions on Lough Mourne supply Facebook Google+ Previous article“NRA a disaster” says Mc Ginley as council refuses to play blame gameNext articleRoads treacherous across Donegal News Highland Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

British Telecom

first_img Previous Article Next Article Shortlisted team for the easycando Award for e-learning: Personnel Today Awards 2000After the declaration in July 1999 by British Telecom chief executive Sir Peter Bonfield that the firm must become an e-business, the human resources function was one of the first to act. The result was a collaboration with Andersen Consulting to produce an Internet College and in January 2000 – six months after Bonfield’s declaration of strategic intent – the first BT staff were beginning a module in the virtual learning zone, part of an Internet-awareness course.Such is the magnitude of the Internet that what appears to be a “one-size-fits-all” approach to staff training is justifiable. Although the level of the basic Internet Awareness course is too basic for many, the purpose was to ensure that all 130,000 employees were thoroughly familiar with the Internet, a medium in which the company has invested heavily.A survey in August 1999 had revealed that just over half BT’s staff were uncomfortable with the medium.Although much of the information was familiar to employees, many of them found it useful to have the information laid out in a systematic, accessible format. Users also found value in being able to pitch in at a level suitable for themselves, and not always start at the beginning.Some of those grateful for a stronger awareness include senior executives. Frank Douglas, project manager of the Internet College, quips that this is “their last chance to ask stupid questions”.The course is made up of six modules and two further elements – Orientation and Foundation – are due for rolling out next month. The advanced modules – Functional, Expert and Strategic – will follow.BT has increased the number of staff with access to the Internet from 70,000 in summer 1999 to 100,000, and aims to ensure that all 130,000 have access by the end of 2000.BT and Andersen put considerable effort into making the course lively, with interactive features such as quizzes. It also awards a certificate for those completing a module, something highly valued by employees. Despite being voluntary, around 40,000 have completed the Awareness module.Following the establishment of e-Peopleserve by BT and Andersen, an outsource provider of HR services, the modules will be available to staff of other employers. Company fact fileTeam BT HR teamTeam Leader Alan Davis, HR director, BT RetailNumber in HR team FourNumber of employees responsible for 130,000Main achievements With 40,000 having completed the awareness course and positive feedback from users, BT can be more confident that its workforce is more ready for e-business. There is no quantifiable impact on the bottom line as yetJudge’s Comment “There is evidence of top-level commitment and of a thoroughly well researched programme which has been professionally implemented and communicated. Set against the history of technology-based training, when so many excellent programmes were produced and never integrated, this is aimed at the heart of the business and is a topic that is fundamental to the organisation’s survival. That is the way to make e-learning happen. There are arguments for and against making e-learning voluntary. In this case, sufficiently strong motivation is obviously present because 40,000 have already done the programme. People are proud to achieve the certificate” British TelecomOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Blended learning makes mark

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Blendedlearning is making its presence felt as a training tool, with more than half ofreaders using it and more than a quarter planning to do so.Thisis the finding of a major survey into the method, conducted by TrainingMagazine and provider Balance Learning in our June edition.BlendedLearning : The Here and Now provides an insight into the use of blendedlearning and its impact on the UK training industry. More than 170questionnaires were completed by Training Magazine readers, representingorganisations with 1.95 million employees between them.Morethan half the respondents (55 per cent) are currently using blended learningwithin their organisations and more than a quarter, while not currently usingit, have plans to do so.Themain driver for the growth of blended learning, defined by respondents as acombination of complementary learning content, is the recognition of differentlearning styles and to meet individuals’ needs through a combination ofresources.Keyskills will have to be developed further to keep up, the survey forecasts, mosttypically the need to understand the learning styles of the target audience aswell as how different components can be blended for maximum effect.Apotential barrier to the growth of blended learning could come from anidentified shortfall in evaluation. Although 95 per cent of organisationsevaluate their blended learning, the survey showed that only 34 per cent checkif business objectives have been met through learning and just 27 per cent lookfor a return on investment. This is despite respondents admitting that theyneed to continually win support from within their organisations. Programmequality is currently used to evaluate blended learning by 73 per cent oforganisations.“Analysingcourse quality and other soft measures is certainly easier than analysing‘hard’ criteria such as business performance,” said managing director ofBalance Learning Chris Horseman, “however HR and training specialists mustdevelop more incisive ways of demonstrating blended learning’s effectiveness tothe business.”ChrisHorseman and Stephanie Sparrow will be presenting the survey findings at thisyear’s WOLCE show from from 1.30-2.00pm in the seminar presentation theatre atBirmingham’s NEC.ByStephanie Sparrow Blended learning makes markOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Simon execs celebrate pandemic’s end by ending pay cuts

first_imgShare via Shortlink Simon Property Group CEO David SimonThe first Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the United States, and Simon Property Group is celebrating by reinstating its executives’ pay.At the start of the pandemic in March, executives for the country’s largest mall operator took major pay cuts, reducing their salaries between 25 and 100 percent. CEO David Simon reduced his base pay to zero.But those cuts were only temporary: On Dec. 9, the compensation committee of the company unanimously approved reinstating the annual base salaries of the executive officers, according to SEC filings.Read morePandemic pay cuts: Analysis shows real estate CEOs aren’t giving up muchThese real estate companies got fat PPP loansSimon Property Group’s earnings plummet below last quarter Full Name* Email Address* TagsProptechSanta Monicacenter_img What’s more, the executives will receive the difference between what should have been paid pre-cut and what was paid throughout the year, meaning that no compensation will be lost as a result of the pandemic — which is actually accelerating across much of the country, even as the first vaccine shots are administered.That means Simon will go back to his salary of $1,250,000. Other affected by the reinstatement include General Counsel and Secretary Steven Fivel, whose salary is $650,000; Chief Administrative Officer John Rulli, who makes $650,000; Executive Vice President Brian McDade, who makes $500,000; and Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary Alexander Snyder, whose salary is $445,000.A representative for Simon Property Group did not respond prior to publication. The reinstatements will take place Dec. 19.Simon wasn’t the only company whose executives took pay cuts because of the pandemic: At Vornado Realty Trust, chairman Steve Roth halved his salary, while Bob Sulentic at CBRE also gave up his pay entirely. But base pay often represents a small chunk of an executive’s total compensation. Simon’s 100 percent salary cut is about 12 percent of the $10.4 million he earned in 2019, for example.Simon has had a rough few quarters as foot traffic in malls took a big hit because of the pandemic. The company’s net income fell to $254.2 million during the second quarter from $495.3 million over the same period in 2019. In the third quarter, it once again plummeted to just $145.9 million.Contact Sasha Jones Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dies At 53

first_imgTragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has passed away at the age of 53. The band confirmed the news in an online statement from The Downie Family, explaining that after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, a terminal form of brain cancer, in 2015, he died “with his beloved children and family close by” on Tuesday night. According to the statement, “Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.”“Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived ‘the life’ for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one,” the family writes in the statement.Known for his original voice and lyrics, the Canadian musician formed the band with his mates in 1984 in Kingston, Ontario. Since starting the band in high school, the alternative rock band have released 14 studio albums, two live albums, one EP, and 54 singles. Their most recent album, Man Machine Poem, was written and recorded after Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2016. The band toured in support of the album, but never declared it to be their last out of respect to Downie’s health. The Man Machine Poem Tour’s final concert was held on August 20, 2016 at Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston and was broadcasted globally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation across television, radio, and internet streaming services. Watch the full concert from just a week before in Toronto below:Rest In Peace, Gord Downie!last_img read more

Crowdsourcing old journals

first_imgFrom the time he was 10 a century and a half ago, William Brewster searched the woods and fields of New England for birds, eventually becoming a noted ornithologist and spending half his life curating the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology’s bird collection.In addition to his passion for fieldwork, Brewster was a diligent note-taker. When he died in 1919, he left behind a collection of 40,000 birds, nests, and eggs, but also thousands of pages of diaries and journals that provide valuable insights on both the birdlife of his era and, through his writing on other subjects, the times themselves.At least, they would if people could read them.“In order to look at them, you actually have to come here,” said Constance Rinaldo, a librarian at the Museum of Comparative Zoology’s Ernst Mayr Library, where Brewster’s writings are held. “That makes them, for many people, inaccessible.”That’s where the video games come in.The library has embarked on an 18-month collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Cornell University, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library on a project to use crowdsourcing to transcribe Brewster’s journals into a searchable digital format, and to create video games for the more-exacting task of checking those transcriptions for accuracy.The pilot project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, aims to help museums and libraries digitize collections of printed materials. Handwritten journals like those kept by Brewster, whose cursive is difficult for optical character-recognition software to translate, is one example; another involves historical documents in hard-to-recognize formats, such as the seed catalogs held by the Missouri Botanical Garden, rich with images, tables, and text in multiple sizes.The key goal in the initiative is to make a digital copy that is both searchable and accurate, according to Patrick Randall, who is working on the project for the Ernst Mayr Library.A searchable digital copy can be created by crowdsourcing the transcription to a small army of volunteers, a strategy already employed by several institutions. For this project, Brewster’s journals are being transcribed at two sites, DigiVol and FromThePage. As a step in quality control, each site is creating a copy that can be checked against the other.The second part, ensuring accuracy, has the potential to be a bit trickier, Randall said. Since poring over a document for errors isn’t everyone’s idea of exciting work, it typically doesn’t attract volunteers; instead, the institute must painstakingly go over the pages.“The quality control is always the big issue, because ultimately a museum still has to have the final say about what gets the go-ahead, what goes online,” Randall said.That verification process is critical, Rinaldo said, because not every volunteer is familiar with the subject matter. A lack of familiarity combined with hard-to-read handwriting can lead to errors, such as species names being misspelled, which could cause a search engine to miss entries as researchers gather data.It may not be critical “if you miss a ‘than’ or an ‘a,’ but if you’re looking for patterns in bird lists and you spell the scientific name wrong, it might not get picked up,” Rinaldo said. “This is primary research. The point is to get primary research out there so people can incorporate it into what they’re doing.”But what if checking for errors could be made interesting enough for volunteers to do it? Or, better yet, to draw even more volunteers to the task?Enter TiltFactor, a gaming-focused design studio and research lab led by Dartmouth College Professor of the Digital Humanities Mary Flanagan. The company, which develops games that address educational and societal challenges, has been brought on to develop two video games that will engage volunteers in checking transcribed documents for errors.“The gaming piece would allow us to ensure the transcripts are close to 100 percent correct,” Rinaldo said.Flanagan said that although games haven’t been developed for this specific purpose before, the approach itself isn’t unusual, since some kinds of games have been used for social and educational purposes for millennia, a practice she tracked back to the first Olympic Games’ promotion of health and fitness.First versions of the video games should be ready by early next year, Flanagan said. One is aimed at the more altruistic volunteer, who will want a minimum of gameplay features. The second will have more of those features, such as the ability to track progress, gain points for correct transcriptions, and lose them for incorrect ones.The challenge, according to Flanagan and TiltFactor game designer Max Seidman, is to create gameplay that is interesting enough to stand by itself and even attract players who might not be interested in natural history, birds, or the broader societal benefit of their high scores.Video games “are not the first thing you think about when you think of biodiversity heritage,” Flanagan said. “I think this may just be the beginning of ways we use participatory systems in other areas.”last_img read more