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The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2010 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2010 presentation Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Apopka Police Department needs your help

first_img From APD NewsOn December 3rd, at 5:15 am a male riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle on US 441 in front of the Walmart. After being struck by the first vehicle, two more vehicles ran over the male which resulted in one fatality. On the scene investigation shows after the male was struck by the second vehicle, which was traveling southbound on US 441 from Hiawassee Road, the vehicle continued southbound without stopping. The witness being sought was driving a 2013-2015 Honda Accord four-door, unknown color, which should have right front damage. The Apopka Police Department is seeking information from anyone in the area during the time of the crash. The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (www.apopkapolice.com), and then click on “Crimeline”.  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleBlue Darter football coach Rick Darlington leaving ApopkaNext articleCountering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

97% of websites fail accessibility minimums, says Nomensa

first_img Howard Lake | 22 December 2006 | News UK Web accessibility agency Nomensa reports that only 3% of websites it has tested in a global study for the United Nations reached minimum accessibility standards.The survey used both manual and automated testing methods to determine how leading websites measured up against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Nomensa looked at the leading website in five different sectors in 20 countries, including its Head of State and leading airline, bank, newspaper and retailer. The study involved 100 websitesThe three websites that did achieve the minimum standards were the German Chancellor’s website, the Spanish Government website, and the British Prime Minister’s website. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 97% of websites fail accessibility minimums, says Nomensacenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How did so many websites go wrong? Nomensa has listed the key shortfalls identified in the report: * 93% did not provide adequate text descriptions for graphical content, causing problems for visually impaired people; * 73% relied on JavaScript for important functionality, making it impossible for an estimated 10% of Internet users using the Internet to access key information; * 78% used foreground and background colour combinations with poor contrast, making it difficult for people with mild visual conditions, such as colour blindness, to read information; * 98% did not follow industry web standards for the programming code, providing poor foundations for web accessibility; * 97% used fixed units of measurement, preventing people from altering the size of text or comfortably resizing the page so that content can be easily scaled; * 89% failed to use the correct technique for conveying document structure through the use of headings, making page navigation awkward for many visually impaired people; * 87% caused pop-up windows to appear without warning the user, causing disorientation problems for people using screen magnification software.Ninety seven per cent of sites tested failed to meet Priority 1 level as detailed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This states: “A website content developer must satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it impossible to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint is a basic requirement for some groups to be able to use website documents.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

HMRC seeks feedback on Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

first_imgHMRC seeks feedback on Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Tagged with: Gift Aid HMRC Law / policy  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) last month began a consultation inviting comments on the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme. The scheme, announced in the 2011 Budget, will from 2013 enable qualifying charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to claim a top-up payment equivalent to Gift Aid on small cash donations.The consultation is open to all charities and CASCs that make claims under Gift Aid and receive small donations of cash, particularly smaller charities. HMRC also invites comments from these organisations’ agents, advisers, nominees and representative bodies.Responses to the consultation must be received by 25 May 2012.as part of the consultation process HMRC is holding a meeting on 27 April in London to let charities and CASC staff and representatives discuss issues or raise questions about the scheme with the HMRC Policy team.Details of the consultation and the consultation document (in PDF) are at:http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageLibrary_ConsultationDocuments&propertyType=document&columns=1&id=HMCE_PROD1_031993 Howard Lake | 25 April 2012 | 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.last_img read more

Soybean Market Explodes on USDA Report

first_img Soybean Market Explodes on USDA Report More on the report with F. C. Stone’s Arlan Suderman SHARE Home Market Soybean Market Explodes on USDA Report The USDA May crop report provided the much needed information to take the soybean market to a level not seen since November 2014.  November soybean futures closed at $10.67, a gain of over .51. In the report released on Tuesday, U.S. Soybean ending stocks for the 2016/17 crop year were reduced to 305 million bushels and 100 million below the average trade guess.  The “old crop” carryout was reduced to 400 million bushels down from 445, by raising exports by 35 million bushels and another 10 million bushels to crush.  “Again, the corn/soybean price ratio has grown to 2.75 and would encourage more bean acres down the road,” said Waterstreet Solutions in a post report analysis. “If the regional areas continue to experience delays of getting into the fields then the decision to possibly change some acres around becomes even easier.  The South American reduction in crop expectations also helped add to the rally as well today.  Brazilian soybean production was cut 1 mmt to 99 mmt, and Argentine soybean production was cut 2.5 mmts to 56.5 mmts and very close to most estimates.“ Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePoll Finds Overwhelming Support for Crop Insurance Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn finds a lot more demand according to the USDA May crop report with an increase by 525 million bushels overall.  300 million increase in Feed and residual usage, 50 million bushels in ethanol, and another increase of 175 million in export expectations.  “Looking at both sides of the coin, expecting a decline of corn acres because the current corn/soybean ratio is now at 2.75 and should put more pressure to raise a big overall yield.  Corn would still be at a cheap price should a summer issue show up, and much bigger rallies should be expected if a summer problem shows up,” said Waterstreet. “On the other side, should the USDA forecast come true the US would still have a carryout over 2.1 billion bushels.  In the end, the US will not be running out of corn anytime soon but the report did make things less comfortable in the carryout and weather scares or actual issues will bring a bigger premium than before.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 10, 2016 last_img read more

Fort Worth, TCU say goodbye to Jim Wright

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Linkedin printHundreds of mourners, from Texas and Washington, D.C., alike, came together Monday to remember Jim Wright, the former House Speaker and influential Fort Worth congressmen.Wright, who died last week at 92, was honored in a service at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth Monday afternoon.Tim Bruster, the senior pastor for the church, said although it was a solemn occasion, it was a time to celebrate the good works Wright accomplished in life.“We also come together in gratitude for his life and his legacy,” Bruster said.Wright represented what is now Texas’ 12th Congressional District, which includes Fort Worth and TCU, for 34 years and had a brief stint as House Speaker beginning in 1987.After he resigned the speakership in 1989 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation, he taught political science at TCU for nearly two decades.Several faculty, staff and alumni attended the service to remember Wright’s impact on TCU and the Fort Worth community.“To him, public service was the highest calling a man could have,” said Jim Riddlesperger, a TCU political science professor. “That’s Jim Wright.”Riddlesperger called Wright a “spell-binding speaker” who had an incredible capacity to remember peoples’ names and things about their lives.Joshua Simpson and Pearce Edwards are both TCU alumni who took Wright’s last political science course in 2010. They both said it was a rewarding experience.“He took an academic eye to his time in Congress,” said Edwards, who graduated in 2013 and now works in Dallas.Simpson, a former student body president at TCU, said his former professor was “very balanced” on controversial subjects.“[Wright] would appreciate differing opinions,” said Simpson, who also graduated in 2013 and now works in Austin. “He never spoke badly of someone in Congress.”Bill Alexander, a former Democratic representative from Arkansas, said Wright continued his dedication to public service after his resignation from Congress.“He lectured at Texas Christian University with an eagerness to inspire our nation’s youth,” Alexander said.Martin Frost, a former Democratic congressman, said Wright’s dedication to public service had an effect on his colleagues on the Hill.“We were better public servants because of Jim Wright,” said Frost, who also represented a district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “He always remembered the people who sent him to Washington.”Frost said he last saw Wright in spring 2014 at his office on TCU’s campus. He said the former Speaker’s wit and intellect were alive and well in his final years.“His body was frail, but his mind was sharper than ever,” Frost remembered.Frost said Wright’s legacy will be hard to match.“Fort Worth is a great city today because of Jim Wright,” Frost said. “We will never see his like again.”As a representative and later as House Speaker, Wright directed millions in federal dollars to North Texas. He worked to bring major defense contracts to the area and also shepherded substantial infrastructure projects including flood control and the development of water reservoirs.His name remained in the headlines last fall with the expiration of a series of flight restrictions on Dallas Love Field known as the Wright Amendment.First United Methodist Church’s Bruster said Wright was a peacemaker in all aspects of his life. He recalled a time when Wright forced his bickering daughters to write essays about how much they loved one another.“And he thought the Sandinistas and Contras were tough,” joked Bruster, referring to Wright’s role in peace talks involving the Central American nation of Nicaragua in the 1980s.Wright’s great grandchildren led a benediction toward the end of the service.The funeral procession departed the church shortly after 4:00 P.M.TCU Police Officer George Steen said the Wright family wanted a TCU Police vehicle represented as part of the procession.The procession left the church for the casket’s internment at City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, the town where Wright was elected mayor more than six decades ago. Previous articleFort Worth ISD takes a look at STAAR testingNext articleConstruction on Clearfork development underway Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Joey McReynolds Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Twitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter + posts ReddItlast_img read more

Horned Frogs win first Big 12 game of season

first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt printTCU Women’s Basketball won its first Big 12 conference game of the season, defeating Texas Tech 93-72. The Horned Frogs switched up their starting lineup after losing three consecutive Big 12 games, with freshman Lauren Heard and senior Sydney Coleman each making their first career starts in the victory. Coleman and Heard combined for 20 points, including 13 of the teams 27 first quarter points. The team never trailed after forcing 10 turnovers and outscoring the Red Raiders 27-16 in the first quarter. They shot a season-high 60.3 percent from the field, also a program record in Big 12 play. Their 93 points and 27 assists were also program records during conference play. Six Horned Frogs scored in double figures with Jordan Moore’s 18 points leading the way. Junior Amy Okonkwo continued her offensive hot streak with 17 points, her eighth straight game scoring above 15 points. On the defensive side, the team had 12 steals and 22 forced turnovers, scoring 23 points off of those turnovers.“We had a real strong focus on our defense;” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “We didn’t even talk about our offense in the last two days.” The team returns to the court on Wednesday, Jan. 10th against the eighth-ranked Texas Longhorns at Schollmaier Arena. Tip off is at 8 p.m. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Courtesy: GoFrogs.com ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Benton McDonald Twitter Linkedin Previous articleBlacklock earns All-American accoladesNext articleDelta Tau Delta suspends charter of TCU’s chapter Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more

Woman journalist freed after being held for three months

first_img Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko and urges the authorities to free freelance photographer Shadreck Manyere, who is still being held.“Mukoko was unjustly held for three months in very disturbing conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are extremely relieved to know that she is free at last, but her ordeal will not be fully over until the authorities drop the charges against her. Her release, just a few weeks after the formation of a national unity government with the opposition, will hopefully be the starting point of a new government attitude of respect for free expression.”Mukoko was freed on payment of 600 US dollars (476 euros) in bail and her passport was returned to her. “It is good to be free but being detained was an ordeal and I must look after my health,” she said, adding that she would talk to the media later. Her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said: “It is good she has been released, but she is still restricted. She has to report to the police and the charges against her are still in place although she knows she did nothing.”A former presenter for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and then the privately-owned Voice of The People, Mukoko now heads the Zimbabwe Peace Project, a human rights organisation. She was kidnapped from her home in Norton (40 km west of Harare) on 3 December by some 15 men in plain clothes. Initially held incommunicado, she was brought before a judge for the first time on 24 December.Placed in solitary confinement in Chikurubi high-security prison, Mukoko was mistreated and tortured and denied the medicine she takes. Security agents allegedly punched her and hit her repeatedly with sharp instruments, including on the soles of her feet, and made her kneel naked on gravel.Charged with hatching a “terrorist plot” against President Robert Mugabe, Mukoko was alleged to have recruited volunteers to receive military training in Botswana with a view to overthrowing the government.Kidnapped by government agents on 13 December, Manyere was brought before a Harare court on 7 January on charges of banditry, sabotage and terrorism, for which he faces a prison sentence ranging from 20 years to life. The authorities accuse him of involvement in the bombings of the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Harare and Manyame bridge in Norton on 17 November and the bombing of Harare central police station on 20 November. News March 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist freed after being held for three months Follow the news on Zimbabwe The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 12, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko. “Her release will hopefully be the starting point of a new government attitude of respect for free expression,” the press freedom organisation said, urging the authorities to free Shadreck Manyere, a freelance photographer who was also arrested in December. Help by sharing this information Reports News to go further Receive email alerts News RSF_en Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied baillast_img read more

Black Fungus Disease : Steps Necessary To Reduce Prices Of Drugs, Increase Production, Says Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesBlack Fungus Disease : Steps Necessary To Reduce Prices Of Drugs, Increase Production, Says Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 May 2021 12:42 AMShare This – xTaking note of the alarming rise in the cases of ‘Black Fungus’ disease(Mucormycosis), the Bombay High Court(Nagpur Bench) has highlighted the need to reduce the prices of the drugs used for its treatment, and to regulate their production and distribution.A division bench comprising Justices Sunil B Shukre and Avinash G Gharote was told about the high cost of the drugs for ‘Black Fungus’. The bench was also informed that the quantity and dosage of the drugs are high.”In such a situation, it is necessary that some steps are taken by the Government for bringing down the prices of these drugs to affordable level”, the bench observed.The bench requested the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to look into this aspect and issue directives,if possible, for reducing the prices of these drugs to affordable level.Further, the bench took note of the issue of short supply of these drugs. “It is reported that there are about 26 companies located at different places in India which are involved in manufacturing of the drugs used for treatment of Mucormycosis. It would be appropriate if the Central Government regulates the production and distribution of these drugs across India so that there may not be shortage of these drugs in future”, the bench observed.”We, therefore, request National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority and Central Drug Controller to issue necessary directions as regards regulation of production of the drugs, increase of production capacity and distribution of these drugs to different States of India, which would, of course be in relation to the number of caseload of each of the States”, the Court noted in the order.The Court also observed that it was necessary for the State to issue a detailed Standard Operating Procedure for prescription and use of these drugs, considering the fact that many experts have talked about the high toxicities of some of such drugs.”We accordingly, direct the State Government to consider issuance of a detailed and more specific SOP, if possible, preferably giving the contraindications”, it said.The order was passed in the suo moto case taken by the Court to deal with COVID-19 related issues.Start awareness campaignThe Court expressed the view that the Division Commissioner,Nagpur and the Divisional Commissioner Amravati,can immediately start awareness campaign to acquaint members of public with the cause, effect and preventive measures to be taken to tackle Mucormycosis or black fungus disease. It noted that the IMA has already placed on record guidelines to be followed t osafeguard patients from post Covid-19 black fungus disease. “These guidelines, we direct, be given wide publicity in at least three languages Marathi, Hindi and English. This shall be done by the Divisional Commissioner Nagpur and the Divisional Commissioner, Amravati through Public Information Officer. The Commissioners of Municipal Corporations in Vidarbha Region shall also ensuret hat these guidelines are given wide publicity in Marathi, Hindi and English languages. The Posters of these guidelines be also prepared and be pasted at different places. These guidelines can be circulated on social media, which should also be done”, the Court ordered.Click here to read/download the orderTagsBombay High Court Nagpur Bench Black Fungus Justice Sunil Shukre Justice Avinash Gharote COVID 19 Next Storylast_img read more