Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2016 presentation Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Tagged with: leadership Management South West New forum for charity and social enterprise leaders in Bristol and the South West Howard Lake | 17 June 2016 | News Perez added:“I’ve seen the success of ella forums with CEO’s in Bristol and the surrounding area and thought this is something we need to deliver locally to senior managers also.” Chief executives and senior managers at charities and social enterprise are to benefit from a new forum group in Bristol and the South West of England. The South West Development Director’s Forum, led by Nancy Chambers, is launching an ella forums group in Bristol in September 2016. The group, facilitated by Jenny Perez, a former charity CEO, will provide an opportunity for senior managers from charities and social enterprise to come together monthly, hear topical speakers, discuss common challenges and receive one to one coaching.Ella forumsElla forums was launched in London by Brian Chernett and Mike Burnage, who spent 18 years founding and developing the Academy for Chief Executives, which uses similar techniques to support corporate leaders. Both recognised the need for better support for third sector leaders. Ella is a social enterprise.Nancy Chambers of the South West Development Director’s Forum explained:“Our members in the South West told us that there was a lack of affordable, accessible, sector-specific leadership development and so we’ve tailor made a leadership development programme with ella-forums to address this need.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 179 total views, 1 views today 180 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 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.
to go further Help by sharing this information News Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a political activist and editor of the website www.susmayaq.biz, was released yesterday after being held for just two days. The 12-day prison sentence he had received on 14 January was quashed by a Baku appeal court. His colleagues say the government had him in its sights ever since he posted an article criticising its economic policies.———————————————15.01.07Website editor gets 12-day prison sentenceReporters Without Borders today condemned the 12-day prison sentence passed yesterday by a Baku court on Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, the editor of a news website that has been blocked by the authorities for the past several days for criticising the government’s economic policies.“The arrest of an online journalist, like the censoring of his website, are very bad omens,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hope the deterioration in online free expression in Azerbaijan is just temporary and that the authorities are not going to adopt a more repressive Internet development model.”About a dozen policemen arrested Hajiyev at his home on 13 January. His colleagues said his arrest was linked to an article on his website, www.susmayaq.biz, criticising increases in the price of energy and municipal services, which already led to the site being rendered inaccessible in Azerbaijan since 9 January.Hajiyev is well known for criticising the government in his articles. One of his friends, Ramin Hajily, a political activist and former president of the Dalga Youth Movement, announced his intention to create a committee for the defence of Hajiyev’s rights. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says January 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court frees website editor after two days Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Azerbaijan News News June 4, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp A SCAM artist has been calling to homes in county Limerick claiming to be from the local authority and demanding people pay over their household charge to him. A lady in her 80’s, from Pallaskenry, contacted the Limerick Post to enquire whether collecting the tax door-to-door is now policy. She said that a man called to her door last week claiming to be collecting the money and the late payment fee. “He had identification and everything. I didn’t’ let him in but I didn’t pay him either – I told him I was refusing to pay the charge,” the woman said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick County Council confirmed when contacted by the Limerick Post, that there is no member of staff or any agent being sent door-to-door to collect the charge.“We have no-one to to do that. If anyone asks for money for the charge on the doorstep, they do not represent Limerick County Council” .The council spokesperson said that under current circumstances, there is no plan to send staff door-to-door to collect the tax.The spokesperson was puzzled as to how the caller had identification but speculated that it is possible he had stolen ID which belonged to a legitimate council employee. NewsLocal NewsImpostor asking for household charge paymentsBy admin – April 25, 2012 592 Print Facebook Linkedin Twitter Email Advertisement Previous articleNews bitesNext articleCinema – Marvel at Avengers Assemble admin
Twitter Pinterest Laipac Technology bringt zusammen mit zwei Unternehmen aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten das weltweit erste KI-Antigen-Schnelltestsystem auf den Markt Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 WhatsApp ABU DHABI, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 20, 2021– Der preisgekrönte Marktführer in der Entwicklung des IoMT (Internet of Medical Things – Internet der medizinischen Dinge) Laipac Technology Inc. aus Ontario, Kanada, freut sich, seine Partnerschaft mit den VAE-Unternehmen YAS Pharmaceuticals LLC und Pure Health LLC bekanntzugeben. Gemeinsam wollen die Unternehmen das weltweit erste Covid-19-Antigen-Schnelltestsystem auf der Basis künstlicher Intelligenz auf den Markt bringen. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210220005013/de/ LooK SPOT App (Photo: AETOSWire) Bei der LooK SPOT-Lösung werden Technologien auf intelligente und innovative Weise eingesetzt, um die Gesundheit der Menschen in der Region besser zu schützen. Eine schnelle und genaue COVID-19-Diagnose kann die Übertragung unterbrechen, das klinische Management unterstützen und die richtige Zuweisung von Ressourcen für die Isolierung erleichtern. Das in Europa CE-IVD-zertifizierte LooK SPOT KI-COVID-19-Antigen-Schnelltestsystem ist ein Smartphone-basiertes Diagnosegerät mit Seitenstrom-Immunoassay für den qualitativen Nachweis des Nukleokapsidproteins von SARS-CoV-2 in Nasenabstrichen. Das LooK SPOT-Ökosystem auf der Basis künstlicher Intelligenz revolutioniert die medizinische Diagnostik. Es ermöglicht die frühzeitige Erkennung einer Erkrankung und liefert konsistente und genaue Ergebnisse. Für den LooK SPOT KI-COVID-19-Antigen-Schnelltest wird ein Abstrich aus dem Nasenloch in ca. 1 Zoll Tiefe entnommen. Mit der Technologie der künstlichen Intelligenz liefert der Test zum Nachweis des SARS-CoV-2-Virus innerhalb von 5 bis 8 Minuten Echtzeitergebnisse mit einer Sensitivität von 97,4 % und einer Spezifität von 98,3 %. Dieses Antigen-Testkit gehört zu den führenden Kits auf dem Markt. Der LooK SPOT COVID-19-Antigen-Schnelltest kann auch die neue Variante des SARS-CoV-2-Virus nachweisen, die erstmals in Großbritannien und Südafrika identifiziert wurde. „Der KI-Algorithmus von LooK SPOT weist eine hohe Genauigkeit auf und kann im Gegensatz zum menschlichen Auge das Farbsignal auf den Tests auch in schwach positiven Fällen erkennen. Dadurch werden menschliche Fehler und manuelle Prozesse, wie sie bei anderen auf dem Markt erhältlichen Antigentests auftreten, vermieden. Zudem reduziert LooK SPOT die kognitive Belastung des medizinischen Personals, indem es genaue Testergebnisse in einem leicht zu lesenden Format liefert. LooK SPOT wurde mit einem taktischen Vorteil für den Kampf gegen COVID-19 entwickelt“, sagte Diego Lai. Mitbegründer und CEO von Laipac. Um die LooK COVID-19-Antigenkassette vor dem Test zu scannen, kann die LooK PASS-App von den Apple- oder Google-Stores heruntergeladen werden. Die Testergebnisse erhält man innerhalb von 5 bis 8 Minuten auf dem Smartphone. Negative Testergebnisse generieren einen QR-Code auf der App, der als Passierschein zum Betreten einer Einrichtung, zum Besuch von Veranstaltungen, Versammlungen oder zur Nutzung öffentlicher Verkehrsmittel verwendet werden kann. Über Pure Health kann LooK SPOT eine vollständige API-Integration mit mehreren IT-Anwendungen und Reiseanwendungen für Echtzeit-Berichterstattung bereitstellen. Der Antigen-Schnelltest auf der Basis künstlicher Intelligenz wird auf der IDEX 2021 Abu Dhabi vom 21. bis 25. Februar am LooK SPOT Stand 03-C22 vorgestellt. *Quelle: AETOSWire Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210220005013/de/ CONTACT: Vernon Saldanha +971 52 288 0850 [email protected] KEYWORD: MIDDLE EAST UNITED ARAB EMIRATES INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES INFECTIOUS DISEASES TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: LooK SPOT Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/20/2021 11:30 PM/DISC: 02/20/2021 11:31 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210220005013/de Local NewsBusiness Pinterest TAGS Previous articleLaipac Technology Partners With Two UAE Companies to Launch World’s First AI Rapid Antigen Test SystemNext articleSuns hit team-record 24 3s, blow out short-handed Grizzlies Digital AIM Web Support
Top StoriesSupreme Court Agrees To Hear Plea To Stay Electoral Bonds On March 24 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 March 2021 10:57 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on March 24 an application seeking stay of the release of new set of electoral bonds, ahead of assembly polls in Kerala, West Bengal, Pudhucherry and Assam.Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Association for Democratic Reforms, mentioned the application before the Chief Justice of India today for urgent listing.”I wanted to mention Electoral…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on March 24 an application seeking stay of the release of new set of electoral bonds, ahead of assembly polls in Kerala, West Bengal, Pudhucherry and Assam.Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Association for Democratic Reforms, mentioned the application before the Chief Justice of India today for urgent listing.”I wanted to mention Electoral Bonds matter. which has been pending here since 2017. The last hearing took place two years ago. Whenever electoral bonds are released, we file application to stay. Now new set of bonds are to be released in April. We want the application to be heard very urgently. ECI, RBI have all stated that these bonds allow transfer of illicit black money from shell companies”, Bhushan told the CJI.The CJI asked if the plea for stay was refused earlier.Bhushan informed that in April 2019, the Supreme Court had sought for information from political parties regarding the donations received through electoral bonds in a sealed cover.”Stay was not rejected. The Court said it was not the stage to consider stay. They said at they will ask parties to furnish the details to court in sealed cover. That was two years ago…after that two documents have emerged – one from the RBI, another from the ECI, both of which say these bonds are very detrimental to democracy”, Bhushan informed the bench.The CJI then said that the matter can be listed on next Friday, March 26. However, Bhushan sought for an earlier date, saying that the Centre will delay the matter by seeking time to reply. He pointed out that the new bonds are slated for release on April 1.At this juncture, CJI called Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, and told him about the mentioning being made.”Any request for time to reply is not delaying the matter”, the SG replied. The CJI suggested that the matter can be posted on next Wednesday.The SG indicated that the Attorney General of India might be appearing in the matter. BackgroundThe petitions were filed in 2017 challenging the provisions of Finance Act 2017 which paved the way for anonymous electoral bonds. The Finance Act 2017 introduced amendments in Reserve Bank of India Act, Companies Act, Income Tax Act, Representation of Peoples Act and Foreign Contributions Regulations Act to make way for electoral bonds.The petitions have been filed by political party Communist Party of India(Marxist), and NGOs Common Cause and Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR),which challenge the scheme as “an obscure funding system which is unchecked by any authority”. The petitioners voiced the apprehension that the amendments to Companies Act 2013 will lead to “private corporate interests taking precedence over the needs and rights of the people of the State in policy considerations”.However, the case became alive only by March 2019, by which time most of the electoral bonds have been purchased. On April 12, 2019, after several sessions of hearing held during the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a three judges bench of the SC comprising the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna had directed the political parties to submit the details of donations received to the ECI in sealed cover by May 30. The Election Commission of India has already filed a counter-affidavit in the case expressing its concerns about the anonymous nature of bonds. The ECI has described this a “retrograde step as far as transparency of donations is concerned” and called for its withdrawal.By virtue of the 2017 amendment made to Section 29C of the Representation of Peoples Act 1951(RPA), political parties need not report to ECI the donations received through electoral bonds. The ECI has described this a “retrograde step as far as transparency of donations is concerned” and called for withdrawal of the amendment.The ECI said that if contributions are not reported, it will not be possible to ascertain if political parties have taken donations from government companies and foreign sources, which is prohibited under Section 29B of RPA.The amendments made to Companies Act 2013 were also flagged by the ECI. The amendment to Section 182 of the Act took away the restriction that contribution can be made only to the extent of 7.5% of net average profit of three preceding financial years, enabling even newly incorporated companies to donate via electoral bonds. “This opens up the possibility of shell companies being set up for the sole purpose of making donations to political parties, with no other business consequence of having disbursable profits”, said the ECI. Also, the amendment to Section 182(3) abolished the provision that companies should declare their political contributions in their profit and loss accounts. Now, this requirement is diluted to only showing the total expenditure under the head. This would “compromise transparency” and could lead to the “increased use of black money for political funding through shell companies” expressed the ECI. ECI had urged the Ministry to ensure that only profitable companies with proven track record should be permitted to make political donations. The ECI had informed the Ministry that these amendments will have “serious repercussions/impact on the transparency aspect of political finance/funding of political parties”. It has also taken a stand against the amendment to Foreign Contributions Regulation Act with permitted acceptance of donations from foreign companies with retrospective effect. “This would allow unchecked foreign funding of political parties in India which could lead to Indian policies being influenced by foreign companies”, said the ECI. The ECI added that it had suggested amendments to RPA Act to make reporting compulsory even for cash donations less than the existing limit of Rs.20,000, if the total cash contributions exceeds 20 crores or 20 percentage of total contributions, whichever is lesser. It further suggested that reports of contributions of political parties should be uploaded in the website of ECI. It had also suggested that anonymous contributions above or equal to Rs.2000 should be prohibited, instead of the present limit of Rs.20,000. But the scheme was implemented without paying any heed to the concerns expressed by the poll body. The petitions also raise the contention that the scheme was made into effect through amendments made to RP Act, IT Act and RBI Act through a money bill – the Finance Act. This is alleged to be a colourable exercise of the money bill provision in order to circumvent scrutiny by the Rajya Sabha. The bonds can be bought for any value, in multiples of Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh or Rs 1 crore. The name of the donor will not be there in the bond. The bond will be valid for 15 days from the date of issue, within which it has to be encashed by the payee-political party. The face value of the bonds shall be counted as income by way of voluntary contributions received by an eligible political party, for the purpose of exemption from Income-tax under Section 13A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Centre claims that the schemes will bring in more transparency in political funding. The anonymity of the scheme was intended to protect the privacy of the donor, stated the centre.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Five main British Antarctic Survey stations were occupied throughout the year. These were Faraday and Halley (the two geophysical observatories), Signy (the main biological station), Grytviken (a multi-disciplinary sub-Antarctic station and centre for the Offshore Biological Programme) and Rothera (the centre for earth sciences programmes). During the 1978 winter, routine programmes were maintained by 69 men who also made preparations for the forthcoming summer season. The two BAS ships, RRS John Biscoe and RRS Bransfield, with assistance from two Twin Otter aircraft relieved the stations, as usual, and assisted summer field workers. With the early recall of John Biscoe to undergo a major refit, invaluable support was also given by HMS Endurance, especially in the Trinity Peninsula area. Apart from Rothera, relief was completed by the end of January 1979 and, in marked contrast to some years, Halley was reached without difficulty. Persistent sea ice late into the season in the southern part of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula meant that Rothera could not be reached by Bransfield until mid-February. However, the season saw the completion of the new Rothera station, some major rebuilding at Faraday (originally constructed in 1954) and the installation of a new ionospherics laboratory at Halley. As with the design of the 1973 Halley station, the Rothera complex has aroused considerable international interest.
The marine copepod, Calanus finmarchicus, is a crucial component of the pelagic food web in the North Atlantic and peripheral seas where it is a major player in biogeochemical cycles and the productivity of commercially important fisheries. A key stage in its life cycle is the emergence of the pre-adult, copepodite developmental stage five (CV) from a period of overwintering dormancy, known as diapause. As is the case in many insect species, diapause is also likely to be under endocrine control in C. finmarchicus. To investigate the hormonal regulation of diapause behaviour of stage CV C. finmarchicus, the expression of three key genes: ecdysone receptor (EcR), retinoid X receptor (RXR) and an A-type allatostatin (A-type AST), were measured in specimens collected at monthly intervals from Loch Etive, a ca. 150 m deep sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, between June 2006 and May 2007. The full length RXR gene was cloned and sequenced from C. finmarchicus, and was found to share 49–53% total identity with equivalent genes encoding proteins from other crustaceans, and >80% identity in the DNA binding domain with other crustaceans, insects and vertebrates. EcR expression was least in December when the animals are expected to be in diapause, but began to increase in January, when the animals were terminating diapause. Concomittant with the rise in EcR in January was low expression of A-type AST and high expression of RXR.
A.P. Møller Foundation backs the new zero-carbon fuel research centre. (Credit: A.P. Moller – Maersk) A.P. Møller – Mærsk, an integrated container logistics company, has teamed up with industry partners to launch Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a research and development institute to promote decarbonisation in the shipping industry.The team includes American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy.Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the centre will focus on developing new fuel types and technologies, and help in achieving the shipping industry’s target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2050.The centre, which will be operated as a nonprofit organization (NPO) funded by the A.P. Møller Foundation, will collaborate with global partners to undertake development of carbon-neutral fuels and new propulsion technologies.Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen said: “The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire eco-system to join forces, demonstrate new solutions and identify the next steps to make it happen. I’m excited to let the work begin, expanding the collaboration with a broad variety of contributors.”The centre to hire around 100 employees during the first three yearsDuring the first two to three years, the centre will hire around 100 employees, including subject matter experts in energy, fuels and ship technology as well as regulatory affairs, finance and the global energy transition.In a press statement, MHI said: “Through initiatives such as participation in The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, MHI Group will strengthen its efforts to further reduce greenhouse gases on global scale.”Recently, UK-based firm Drax has partnered with MHI, for a new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project.The new BECCS pilot project is aimed at testing MHI’s carbon capture technology, and is planned to be conducted at Drax Power Station. The team includes ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy