Livestock Feeds Plc ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc ( Q42016 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (  2016 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

Linkage Assurance Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgLinkage Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Charity Awards 2004 open for nominations

first_imgThe Charity Awards 2004, which celebrate the best in charity management, are now open for nominations.Organised by Charity Finance magazine, the Charity Awards 2004 recognise and celebrate excellence in charity management.The closing date for nominations is 19 March 2004, and winners will be honoured at a gala dinner at the Hotel Inter-Continental on London’s Park Lane on June 17 2004. Advertisement Charity Awards 2004 open for nominations Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Management Nomination packs can be downloaded from the Awards’ Web site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 17 February 2004 | News  26 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.last_img read more

Erdogan regime opened door for massacre in Ankara

first_imgOct. 12 — No matter who set off the bombs in Ankara on Oct. 10, the Turkish regime led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is responsible for the explosions that killed more than 128 peace demonstrators and wounded hundreds more in the country’s capital. That is the view of leaders of the leftist People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and other observers.The two explosions, apparently set off by suicide bombers, went off as tens of thousands of people had gathered for a march, called by the HDP, youth groups and unions. The marchers were demanding that the Erdogan regime conclude a cease-fire and make peace with the guerrilla forces from the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK). The PKK itself had just declared it would honor a cease-fire if the regime also refrained from attacks.Unions in Diyarbakir, Turkey, hold general strike and march one day after Oct. 11 massacre.Demonstrations and marches mourning the dead and vowing to continue the fight have already taken place across Turkey and in many European cities, especially where there are Kurdish immigrants. The DISK and KESK labor union coalitions called for a general strike on Oct. 12 and 13. The target is the regime. The first reaction of the Turkish police reinforced the argument that the regime was responsible. Just after the explosions, police launched an attack with water cannon, tear gas and clubs on demonstrators who were trying to aid those wounded by the bombs. HDP and other left spokespeople also accuse the Turkish political police — who are ubiquitous and claim to know every detail of political events inside Turkey — of knowing about this planned bombing and allowing it to happen.Erdogan’s Justice Party (AKP) government has conducted a long-range strategy with the goal — shared with and encouraged by U.S. imperialism — of overthrowing the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria and establishing a Turkish client state there. To do this, the AKP regime has worked closely, if quietly, with anti-Assad groups similar to al-Qaida and those now known as the Islamic State group. Besides the Syrian army and Hezbollah from Lebanon, the most effective anti-Islamic State fighters in Syria have been from the PKK and the PKK’s sister organization in the Kurdish regions of north and northeast Syria. Ankara regime aided Islamic State groupSince the AKP and the Turkish military consider the Kurds to be the biggest threat to Turkish nationalism, they have sided with the Islamic State group against the Kurdish fighters. The Islamic State group and others have been able to move in and out of Turkey, resupplying and resting their fighters. As some HDP spokespeople have said, this strategy has led to “bringing the Syrian war inside Turkey.” (Democracy Now!, Oct. 12)Following the bombing, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu from the AKP made a 20-minute talk accusing the PKK and revolutionary Turkish groups essentially of bombing themselves; he mentioned the Islamic State group for only a minute.Recent electoral struggles have also made the Erdogan regime focus its attacks on the HDP as well as on the PKK and Kurds in general. Erdogan had schemed before last June’s national election for his ruling Justice Party to increase its majority to 60 percent of the seats in Parliament. This would allow him to change the Turkish Constitution and consolidate his rule by strongly increasing presidential powers.Instead, the AKP lost 71 seats, winning only a minority — 258 — of the 550 seats. The new leftist/Kurdish coalition party, the HDP, won a surprising 79 seats. By sowing turmoil, the AKP, still the biggest party in parliament, hopes to disrupt the HDP campaign and intimidate the women, workers and youth who voted for HDP.From its overall strategy against Syria and its narrower focus on the November elections, the AKP as well as the Turkish state — military and army — can logically be held responsible for the massacre of the demonstrators. This is true even if Islamic State suicide bombers carried it out.U.S. imperialism also shares responsibility because of its decades-long strategy in the West Asian region of sowing religious and civil war in order to weaken any sovereign states. Washington has done this even though it resulted in creating and strengthening the Islamic State group and related forces that are incompatible with establishing a stable puppet regime. While this strategy has brought no clear victory for imperialism, it has created havoc and misery for the people there.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.S. out of Syria!

first_imgDemonstration in Damscus, Syria, opposing U.S. aggression.No matter who drops the bombs, no matter who fires the shots, guilt for the civilians killed in and around Aleppo, Syria, lies with the U.S., other NATO imperialist governments and their allied regional powers in West Asia. These allies include Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies, which armed and funded the anti-Syrian forces. The U.S. is at the head of the gang.It is important to make this point clear if we are to counter the fraudulent arguments pushed by the U.S. government and the corporate media.These arguments also blame the Syrian government forces and their Russian allies for any civilians killed in the Aleppo fighting.It is especially important to counter the media arguments because they aim to justify an increase in U.S. military presence in Syria. Their implication is that having U.S. forces “on the ground” as well as bombing from the air will make things safer for Syrian civilians.How hypocritical can they get — making such a preposterous claim right after the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, in which it took only minutes for the U.S. Army Air Force to obliterate two civilian cities in Japan.Certainly the Pentagon knows the consequences of its air assaults, given its massacre of civilians in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya and now in Syria itself.U.S. imperialism bears the guilt for tens of millions of civilians killed and maimed, and tens of millions more made refugees since 1945. In addition, the U.S.-NATO wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have exacerbated the tragic migrant crisis caused by the imperialist economic domination of Africa and West Asia and have driven whole families to leave their homes not knowing if they will even survive the journey to safety and a new life.The Pentagon’s warplanes, rockets and drones continue to kill civilians from Pakistan to Somalia. Recent U.S. attacks just killed civilians in Sirte, Libya, and Manjib, Syria, and Saudi Arabia just killed 19 civilians, mostly children, in a town in Yemen using U.S.-supplied bombs. Washington’s policies and its warplanes don’t liberate — they kill.It is the responsibility of the anti-war movement here in the United States to reject the imperialist argument for a “humanitarian war.” Whoever is in the White House, the Pentagon is incapable of carrying out a war in defense of humanity or of human rights. The Pentagon is a weapon to enforce the demands of the 0.01% of humanity who own and control the vast majority of the wealth of the world.We say — and we expect all honest anti-imperialists to say — “U.S. and NATO military, get out and stay out of Syria!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On opening day of NFL season, solidarity acts for Colin Kaepernick

first_imgLos Angeles Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Super Bowl star Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed as of Sept. 10 at the official start of the National Football League’s 2017 season. Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end and Super Bowl star Michael Bennett was attacked by Las Vegas cops on Aug. 27. These facts continue to spark protests around the country, on and off the field.Both Kaepernick and Bennett, who are African American, have been protesting racist police brutality.While Bennett sat during the playing of the national anthem in Green Bay, Wisc., white teammate Justin Britt put a hand on his shoulder in solidarity. On the same day, Bennett’s brother, Martellus, who plays for the Green Bay Packers, as well as Philadelphia Eagles’ safety Malcolm Jenkins, raised their fists in protest.Cornerback Marcus Peters on the Kansas City football team refused to stand during the national anthem at a nationally televised game with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Sept. 7. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem before playing the Tennessee Titans.Kaepernick expressed his appreciation to Stephen Curry, star guard with the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors, who posted #freekap on his Twitter feed while attending the opening game for his favorite NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers’ quarterback and 2015 most valuable player, Cam Newton, questioned at a recent press conference why Kaepernick is not playing for an NFL team.A Los Angeles rally in solidarity with Kaepernick for social justice and against police murders was held outside the LA Coliseum on opening day for the home team Rams. A coalition of religious and community leaders, led by the National Action Network, blocked a driveway into the stadium.  Organizer Najee Ali was arrested and released. Many of the passersby showed appreciation for the rally for Kaepernick. Inside the LA stadium, Robert Quinn from the Rams raised his fist during the national anthem.About 100 people marched outside Chicago‘s Soldier Field and held a “Standing 4 Kaepernick” rally as the Bears played their opening game. Some sports bar owners in Chicago are boycotting the NFL in solidarity with Kaepernick by refusing to show any games.A number of civil rights groups and other activist groups associated with Black Lives Matter have called for a boycott of the NFL season.Contributors to this story include Jeff Sorel, Maggie Vascassenno and mYia X.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Chicagolast_img read more

Fungicides Helpful When Diseases Are Present

first_imgMany foliar diseases struggle to develop in hot, dry weather, so this year’s excessive heat and drought have kept most at bay in fields that aren’t irrigated and haven’t had much rainfall. In addition to the lack of profitability, Wise said applying unnecessary fungicides also could lead to fungicide-resistant diseases. One example is frogeye leaf spot, a major disease of soybeans that already has resistant populations in five Midwestern and Southern states. “One of the big drawbacks to using fungicides for these plant-health benefits is that when we use the same mode of action over and over again, we select for fungicide-resistant strains of the fungus,” Wise said. “Our standard recommendation is that fungicides should be applied only when foliar disease pressure is potentially yield-limiting.” SHARE More information and research results are available via Purdue Extension’s Aug. 3 Pest and Crop Newsletter in Wise’s article “Fungicide Applications in Soybean – Risk vs. Reward” at Home News Feed Fungicides Helpful When Diseases Are Present Applying fungicides to soybeans free of foliar disease problems isn’t likely to help alleviate drought stress and could contribute to fungicide-resistant diseases, says a Purdue Extension plant pathologist. Soybean growers probably are feeling pressure to apply fungicides as the crop enters the R3 growth stage, regardless of disease presence, based on claims that the products can reduce drought stress, increase photosynthesis and, ultimately, increase yields. But a series of Purdue University research trials has been unable to confirm those claims. “We’ve done research on fungicides in the absence of disease for several years now at Purdue. What we’ve found is that when we don’t have disease pressure there – foliar diseases such as frogeye leaf spot or Cercospora leaf blight – we don’t often see an economic benefit from a fungicide application,” Kiersten Wise said.  “We know that with soybean prices what they are, that benefit would be something to really capitalize on this year. But we just don’t see a consistent response, so it makes it very hard to recommend those fungicides in the absence of disease.” Fungicides Helpful When Diseases Are Present SHARE Previous articleCattle Industry Hurting in DroughtNext articlePence Campaign Rolls Out Ag Platform Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 7, 2012 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Reporter freed after 10 months in prison, 140 days on hungers strike

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa June 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter freed after 10 months in prison, 140 days on hungers strike RSF_en Receive email alerts Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egypt News News News February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Abdullah Al-Shami, an Al-Jazeera correspondent held without formal charge since August 2013, was freed today. He had been on hunger strike for the past 140 days. News Prosecutor-general Hisham Baraket approved the release of Abdullah Al-Shami and 12 other detainees on health grounds.Shami was arrested while covering a demonstration in Cairo’s Rabiaa Al-Adawiya Square on 14 August 2013 by supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Moslem Brotherhood president deposed on 3 July. According to Human Rights Watch, 377 people were killed when the security forces used force to disperse the protest.Shami lost 40 kg in weight and suffered a significant decline in health as a result of the hunger strike he began on 21 January in protest against his arbitrary detention. On 13 May, RWB voiced deep concern about his condition and called for his immediate and unconditional release so that he could receive appropriate treatment.“We are very relieved by Shami’s release after 10 months in detention,” said Virginie Dangles, deputy head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders. “Many journalists are still detained in Egypt including three Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December. We reiterate our call to the Egyptian government to end the travesty of justice surrounding their trial.”The three other detained Al-Jazeera journalists – Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy, who has Egyptian and Canadian dual nationality, reporter Peter Greste, an Australian who used to work for the BBC, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian employee ­– have been held since 29 December.Their trial began in February. In all, 20 journalists are being tried jointly. They consist of 16 Egyptians, who are accused of belonging to a “terrorist organization” (the Moslem Brotherhood), and four foreigners – two Britons, an Australian and a Dutchman – who are accused of “supplying money, equipment and information” in order to “spread false reports and create the illusion of a civil war in Egypt”.Eight of them are in detention while the other 12 are being tried in absentia. On 16 June, the judge announced that a verdict would be issued on 23 June. The prosecutor-general has requested long jail terms, ranging from 15 to 20 years.In a recent open letter, Reporters Without Borders urged President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to act as a guarantor of freedom of the media and information and to release all detained journalists. January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more