TSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2008 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.
Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 10: Ireland player Ronan O’ Gara looks on dejectedly during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Man in the moment: Ronan O’Gara in 2009, celebrating the drop goal that won the Triple Crown against WalesBy Alan DymockTHE FIRST, fast, now ethos of modern media means that you are furnished with soundbites and breaking news at breakneck speed. However, aside from endless repetition and retweets, we are all at risk of forgetting anything more than a month back because we are always straining our eyes to look ahead.Kicking on: Lansdowne Road in 2000So when Ronan O’Gara was left out of this weeks Ireland RBS 6 Nations squad everyone lurched forward, rather than looking back or stopping to let him have his say, or even considering that he could play for Ireland in the coming weeks due to injuries. With Jonathan Sexton injured and Paddy Jackson struggling, O’Gara could still be an Irish AN O’Ther.When he was first dropped, though, everyone immediately assumed that he would retire. Not that he could still feasibly wear green again. The jig would be up. So long, and thanks for all the kicks. Quick. Who’s next?Deference will undoubtedly be paid when everything settles down, but up to this point it has been speculation founded on international careers gone by. Players play; get dropped; bow out. That’s the perceived natural order of things, or so we’re told, and it would be awfully convenient for everyone if it would remain thus for the foreseeable future, thanks very much.Yet Ronan O’Gara, despite appearing for most of his career to have a default setting whereby he could line up a touch finder or slide-rule a penalty kick with no fuss at all, has rarely had a predictable life in rugby.His is a career in which the fat lady has not yet sung, despite the chatter. He is still revered in Munster, having famously booted them beyond Biarritz in the 2006 Heineken Cup final, and he did so again in 2008, this time against Toulouse. If he never pulls on a green jersey again, he can still prowl around Thomond Park for the good of his province. The risk at times like this is to assume he will limp off the scene, so everyone must eulogise, you know, ‘balance be damned, we’re toasting a great’. However, it is fairer, and indeed more respectful, to look at the blemishes as well as the achievements.For Ireland, O’Gara has been as near to constant as a professional in a contact sport can get. He is 36 this week, but has amassed a whopping 128 caps. In the Six Nations he has appeared more than anyone else, 61 times, and has scored more points than anyone else, chalking up 551 points. He has been on tour with the Lions to Australia in 2001, New Zealand in 2005 and South Africa in 2009.Disappointing cameo: Loss to England, Aviva Stadium, 2013There have been lows, of course. Despite the Grand Slam winning kicks of 2009 or the record breaking appearances in World Cups, there have always been questions about O’Gara’s temperament or his dedication to the tackle. He was charged down by prop Gethin Jenkins during the 2005 decider with Wales and he was unceremoniously sat down by Rodrigo Roncero in 2008, something that has happened intermittently throughout his time on the turf. His rush of blood, kick and mid-air hit against the Springboks in ’09 was another lowlight. There have been criticisms that he sat too deep, threw too many risky passes, never made breaks.For all of this, though there are highlights. His try against France in the Croke corner in 2007. His performances in wins against Australia, 2002, South Africa and Argentina, 2004, and the 2009 Triple Crown. It is also pertinent to forget the stories about him being too keen on a punt and the hideous assault from Duncan McRae in 2001. O’Gara is an interesting and complex guy, but this is a rugby issue and everything must be looked at with that overused word, balance.Allow him the chance to talk about his career when he’s ready, without foisting retirement on him. He could be recalled, he could be cast out, he could quit. Let’s pass around the soundbites when we know. After that we can try to figure out why he intrigued and divided us so much. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Victim Support to launch nationwide charity shop chain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Victim Support’s Head of Fundraising, Ken Madine, said: “Charity retail is doing well at the moment and we think Horsham is an ideal place to start our project.” The Victim Support shops will be established in clusters of seven, staffed by two managers and a team of around 30 volunteers. Victim Support, the charity which helps people affected by crime, will this week open the first in a nationwide chain of charity shops.Victim Support’s first charity shop will open in Horsham in West Sussex on 4 March 2005, the first in a 20-strong network planned for the next five years. Shop manager, Karen Buckland-Bailey said: “Horsham is just the start of something much bigger. In the future, a chain of Victim Support shops will make a very significant contribution to funding our services. And a bonus is that a high street presence will remind people that we’re here in their town and ready to help them recover from their experiences of crime.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 March 2005 | News 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.
George Washington BridgeThe sordid workings of bourgeois politics have been in the spotlight in the New York-New Jersey area for several months.In early January, the story came out that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey had made a whole lot of commuters furious because his deputy chief of staff, working in cahoots with two Christie appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, had arranged last September for the closing of two of the three entry lanes onto the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. The bridge is the main artery connecting New Jersey to New York.For four days there was one hell of a traffic jam. Tens of thousands of workers couldn’t get to their jobs. Ambulances and other emergency vehicles got stuck and couldn’t respond to calls. Traffic backed up so far into Fort Lee that some kids couldn’t even get to school.Why would Christie want to do such a thing? Because Fort Lee Mayor Mark J. Sokolich had refused to endorse Christie’s campaign for re-election — or so the story went.Adding more spice to the tale was speculation over how this might damage or even torpedo Christie’s chance to get the Republican nomination and run for president in 2016. Christie himself, naturally, has denied any knowledge of what was going on. His underlings have either been fired or resigned, like the deputy whose email gloated over the planned closing: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”More than meets the eyePerhaps one of the reasons this story received national attention was that it seemed to be a most risky and disproportionate retaliation — making Christie and his appointees look stupid as well as venal. Some media called the traffic tie-up a “crackpot scheme.”But information has started to come out that puts “Bridgegate” in a new light.What had been represented as the spiteful act of a peeved politician may have had a much weightier motivation: It appears that some of Christie’s corporate pals wanted him to lean heavily on Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich because they needed the mayor’s okay on a development scheme worth at least a billion dollars.Asking what could have motivated this enormous and planned traffic jam, Patrick McGeehan wrote in the Jan. 17 New York Times: “Just a block from the three lanes that usually funnel traffic from Fort Lee onto the bridge lie 16 acres of prime land that form the centerpiece of the borough’s grand redevelopment plan. Two neighboring projects there promise to spend about $1 billion to create a complex of luxury apartments, stores, offices and entertainment facilities.”Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, a leader of one of the state committees looking into Bridgegate, told McGeehan: “A real estate development of this size involves a lot of money. … The actions taken and the response that it generated are so disproportionate to the failure to get an endorsement from the mayor of Fort Lee that it raises my suspicion that this was done for some other reason.”McGeehan says Wisniewski told him that the real estate developments were not a focus of the committee’s investigation. “But, as a real estate lawyer himself, he said he knew that the large sums of money involved in building often fueled corruption among elected and appointed officials. …“That it could be the key to understanding why two executives at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — Bill Baroni and David Wildstein — would have schemed to disrupt traffic around the bridge for four days last fall ‘is as plausible a theory as any,’ he [Wisniewski] said.“The only direct reference to the [real estate] developments in the documents gathered in the investigations so far,” adds McGeehan, “came in a desperate plea Mayor Sokolich sent to Mr. Baroni, who was the deputy executive director of the Port Authority, on Sept. 12, the fourth straight day that traffic was snarled in his borough.“Near the end of the two-page letter, Mr. Sokolich asked, ‘What do I do when our billion-dollar redevelopment is put online at the end of the next year?’” (New York Times, Jan. 17)Port Authority: playground for the banksThe Port Authority has always been a playground for New York’s wealthiest banks and real estate interests. Was the mayor, at his wit’s end over this manufactured traffic disaster, trying to placate the powers-that-be by asking them what he had to do to make this and future attacks go away?The banks and corporations right now are sitting on trillions of dollars. They are desperate to invest this money where they are guaranteed a big return. A modern high-rise complex just two blocks from the GWB has their salivary glands working overtime.Another New Jersey scandal fits the same pattern. Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken, N.J., another small city directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has told federal investigators that Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Christie appointee, threatened her with cutting funds provided by the federal government, but managed by the state, to rebuild after widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy — unless Zimmer approved a “redevelopment” project in Hoboken favored by the governor.And who is behind this Hoboken “redevelopment”? The Rockefeller Group, which built Rockefeller Center. It is represented by the law firm Wolff & Samson, whose head, David Samson, was appointed chair of the Port Authority by Christie.Bribers and bribeesWhile a few reporters for the capitalist media, like McGeehan, are digging around for more information about the role of Big Money in all this, most are content with seeing some political hacks’ heads roll.Will the cutthroat billionaires of the Rockefeller Group be penalized for any of this? Never. This system is designed to send poor people to prison for 15 years for such “crimes” as selling a little marijuana. But the money men who, for example, get their underlings to bribe inspectors to keep unsafe mines and factories open, rarely get even a slap on the wrist.Those receiving bribes, if they are small enough to actually need the money, might do a little time if they’re caught. But the millions of dollars that corporate donors shower on their chosen candidates at election time are perfectly legal. In effect, this money is bribery in advance for the anti-worker, anti-poor legislation the public servants of big business are committed to.On the other hand, elected officials, especially those representing oppressed, working-class communities, are disproportionately the focus of racist “sting” operations and found guilty of allegedly taking bribes.But when are the bribers ever punished?Take a bribe and you might go to jail. Give a bribe and you might become governor or head of the Port Authority. It’s the capitalist way.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter ‘Let’s be real’: TCU talks diversity Linkedin JMBLYA breaks record at Dallas festival Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ Kylie Walker ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts printA student living on TCU’s campus has been diagnosed with mumps, according to a university official.Jane Torgerson, director of TCU Health Services, notified students of the confirmed case Thursday afternoon.Mumps is a highly contagious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. While most people get vaccinated for it, “a small percentage of vaccinated individuals may still become infected,” Torgerson writes.According to the statement, no other student has been diagnosed with mumps at this time. And TCU is working with Tarrant County Public Health to “identify and contact other students who may have been exposed.”According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mumps symptoms include: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. Students who have questions or believe they are affected should contact the TCU Health Center at 817-257-7940.Check out the full statement here: Mumps Letter by Kylie Alexandra on Scribd First-year student remembered for her humor University alerts students of campus mumps outbreak. (Source: TCU) Facebook Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ TCU Alert sounds after 4 a.m.; students not pleased Facebook Kylie Walker is a junior Journalism major from Dallas, Texas. She is the SGA/Greek line editor and Public Safety reporter. Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ Linkedin Previous articleTCU VGP (Ep. 16 – Nintendo Online, Battlefront 2 and more)Next articleHorned Frogs sign 21 players, get back to Gary Patterson football Kylie Walker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution
STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Government Pasadena Assemblymember’s Upward Mobility Act Advances to State Senate STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 4:20 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe The Upward Mobility Act of 2021, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, recently passed the Assembly floor.The legislation, Assembly Bill 105, addresses barriers to upward mobility and inclusion for people of color working in California’s civil services system. The bill will next be heard by the Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement“Upward mobility is integral to achieving racial justice, and we should be setting the example,” Holden, a former Pasadena City Councilmember, said in a prepared statement. “The existing systems in place at our own state agencies fail to create inclusive workplace environments, and hinder qualified individuals to move on up within their department simply based on the color of their skin.”Data from the California Department of Human Resources shows that the majority of non-White civil service personnel are paid a salary in the “$40,000 and below” range, but when the salary range increases, the percentage of non-White civil servants moving into management positions decreased. The exact opposite takes place for White civil servants.The Sacramento Bee has published a series of letters written on behalf of Black employees working at state agencies such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with detailed accounts of how Black employees are passed up for promotions over White employees. The problem, however, is not limited to upward mobility. In early November, three Black employees at the California Office of Publishing found racial slurs written on cards at their desk.“We already mandated the private sector to do their part. It’s high time for the state to step up and do theirs,” said Holden.AB 105 requires diversity on all state boards and commissions that have volunteers. The bill would also reform processes that hinder upward mobility for people of color in the civil service system, giving attention to compliance, the appeals process, and annual parity goals for upward mobility.In September 2020, California took steps toward addressing racial inequity in the private sector when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 979 (also authored by Holden) that requires diversity on boards of corporations based in California – a policy that will help drive upward mobility for people of color.Specifically AB 105 would:• Require the California State Personnel Board (SPB) to establish a process that includes diversity and best practices in each aspect of the design, announcement, and administration of examinations for the establishment of employment lists.• The bill provides that the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) may develop model upward mobility goals to include race, gender, and LGBTQ as factors to the extent permissible under state and federal equal protection laws.• Require that CalHR submit within its annual workforce analysis and census report all of the adverse actions taken by departments against employees. It calls for the report to include the type of adverse action, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, if available. The goal is to see if there are patterns of discrimination in the departments. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
TAGSbeauticianscovid19hair salonsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin LimerickNewsSocial Democrats Councillor Elisa O’Donovan Calls for Greater Support for Beauty and Hair SalonsBy Meghann Scully – May 12, 2020 254 Cllr Elisa O’Donovan, Social Democrats. Photo: Cian ReinhardtSOCIAL Democrats Councillor Elisa O’Donovan is calling on the people of Limerick to support their hairdressers and beauticians by not putting pressure on them to break the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.“I’ve had a huge number of calls from hairdressers in the last number of days who are coming under huge pressure to do hair from their homes,” the Limerick City West councillor said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There isn’t a person in Limerick who isn’t dreaming about getting their hair done at the moment, myself included, but health and safety needs to be our primary concern, and asking a hairdresser to go to someone’s home to do their hair puts them, and their families, at risk,” O’Donovan added.“The hairdressers and beauticians I’ve spoken to are desperately worried about how their businesses will survive after the lockdown,“So, when someone contacts them to ask them to do their hair or nails from home, they find it extremely difficult and upsetting to say no.” she explained.Hairdressers are due to re-open on July 20 as part of Phase 4 of the Government’s road mapCllr O’Donovan is asking the people of Limerick to show their solidarity and support by not putting pressure on hairdressers to provide services until it is deemed safe to do so.“We should see our ‘Covid hair’ as a badge of solidarity with everyone who is impacted at this incredibly difficult time,” Cllr. O’Donovan said. Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleFuneral tribute for the Limerick Garda known as ‘Robocop’Next articleDonkey born during lockdown at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland has been named ‘Lockie’ Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — The mother of a four-year-old Houston girl who has been missing for two weeks says she hopes her child is still alive, even as suspicion mounts that her ex-fiance might have had a role in the girl’s murder.“As a mother, I want to hope that she is (still alive),” Brittany Autumn Bowens, 26, told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston. Her daughter, Maleah Davis, has been missing since May 3. “I’m devastated. This is my daughter, that I carried.”Last Saturday, Texas prosecutors charged Derion Vence, 26, Bowens’ former fiance who was living with the family when Maleah disappeared, with tampering with evidence. In setting bail at $1 million, the Texas judge noted that Davis had recently suffered a brain injury and undergone surgery while in Vence and Bowens’ care.Surveillance footage shows Maleah and Vence walking into the family’s apartment on April 30 — the same day that Bowens left town for her father’s funeral — and after that, Maleah was not seen again, according to KTRK-TV. Additional surveillance footage from a neighbor shows Vence leaving the couple’s apartment on May 3 with his son and a laundry basket.Later, police found a laundry basket in Bowens’ car and cadaver-sniffing dogs detected the scent of human remains in the car.Prosecutors also said that police found blood in the apartment that matched Davis’s DNA.During Vence’s court appearance, prosecutors detailed what Vence had told police about the little girl’s disappearance.Vence said that he left the apartment on May 3 with Maleah and his son in Bowens’ Nissan Altima.When he stopped to check the car’s tires, Vence told police, he was carjacked, assaulted and kidnapped by a group of people he described as Hispanic men. Vence said that when he regained consciousness, his son was with him but Bowens’ daughter was not. He said a good Samaritan then drove him to the hospital, according to prosecutors.Bowen told KTRK that she had been away from home to bury her deceased father, and had returned to find out that her daughter had disappeared.“How did I get to this place?” Bowens said through sobs.When asked why she had left Davis with Vence, she said, “Because I trusted him.”“I am a good mother. I’m hurting just like everybody else and I want answers too,” Bowens said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.