RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2009 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 presentation results for the half year.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)  2009 presentation results for the half year.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

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Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDangote Flour Mills Plc mills wheat and produces wheat products in Nigeria which includes bread flour, confectionary flour, pasta semolina and bran (wheat offal). Pasta products made by the company are spaghetti and macaroni. Dangote Flour Mills is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited which is one of Nigeria’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates. The company’s flour mills are located in Apapa, Kano, Calabar and Ilorin with a total installed capacity of 5 000 metric tons per day. Subsidiaries include Dangote Pasta Limited, Dangote Noodles Limited and Dangote Agro Sacks Limited. Formerly known as Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc, the company was incorporated in 2006 following a strategic decision by Dangote Industries Limited to unbundle various operations. Dangote Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Registration opens for four Perfect Pitch events

first_imgRegistration for the next UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch events is now open. The one-day showcase and network events will cover Donor Retention and Management, Gift Aid (in association with HMRC), Funding/Grants, and IT.The events open for registration are:* Donor Retention and Management – 31 May 2006 at Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London* Gift Aid in association with HMRC – 29 Jun 2006* Funding/Grants – 03 Oct 2006* IT – 30 Nov 2006 Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 April 2006 | News There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required to gain entry.The events offer a one-day focus on particular key issues affecting fundraisers and charity and voluntary sector organisations. Delegates will get to hear up to 10 experts and service providers present.Our new registration form allows you to register for more than one event at a time. You will receive a separate email confirmation for each event that you register for.Register today for UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch. Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Technology  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Registration opens for four Perfect Pitch events 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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How to introduce your child to healthy eating

first_imgA NEW book, ‘What should I feed my baby?’, addresses a question that many ask and that is knowing what and how much to feed your baby and how essential that is for mums and dads everywhere to know. Pure Ebba, Iceland’s answer to Annabel Karmel, has written a vibrant and accessible ‘how to’ guide to provide all the necessary answers. Taking your baby home from hospital for the first time can be a daunting experience for many new parents. This vulnerable, small creature you wish with all your heart will grow to be healthy and strong is completely dependent on you for food.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘What Should I Feed My Baby?’ takes you as a parent from baby’s first taste of food at around four to six months old, to one year and beyond, showing you how to cook wholesome and nutritious food regardless of proficiency in the kitchen.Drawing on her own experience and passion for cooking pure and healthy food for her two children, Ebba includes a detailed guide of what organic and superfoods your baby can eat, and at what age. Included are simple healthy recipes the whole family can enjoy together, plus delicious recipes for special occasions, such as your baby’s first birthday!This easy-to-read-and-cook-with recipe book will guide you all the way from baby`s first taste of solid food, to the time when your baby has her own kids. A book to pass down the generations…ISBN: 978-1-908974-06-8 Paperback 192 pages €20 January 2013 Linkedin Previous articleCity sees rise in new buildsNext article16th annual New Zealand wine fair admin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter Email Print NewsHow to introduce your child to healthy eatingBy admin – February 5, 2013 651 last_img
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Attorney for Amber Guyger retained by officer who shot Jonathan Price

first_imgTexas RangersBy IVAN PEREIRA and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Jonathan Price on Saturday has retained the attorney who defended Dallas officer Amber Guyger against similar charges last year.Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas has retained attorney Robert Rogers as he faces murder charges for the Oct. 3 shooting of Price while responding to a domestic dispute call at a gas station convenience store.Rogers represented Guyger when she was convicted of murder after she accidentally entered the apartment of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, and fatally shot him when she mistook him for an intruder, on Sept. 6, 2018. Rogers argued that Guyger perceived Jean as a deadly threat and thus committed no crime.She was sentenced last October to 10 years in prison.In a statement, the attorney contended that Lucas, 22, opened fire at Price, who was unarmed, because he resisted arrest.“Mr. Price did not claim to be an uninvolved, innocent party,” Rogers said in the statement. “Officer Lucas told Mr. Price he was detained, and Mr. Price resisted. After Mr. Price refused repeated instructions and physically resisted, Officer Lucas deployed his taser and continued to give Mr. Price instructions. Mr. Price resisted the effects of the taser and attempted to take it away from Officer Lucas. Officer Lucas only discharged his weapon in accordance with Texas law when he was confronted with an aggressive assailant who was attempting to take his taser.”However according to a statement from the Texas Rangers, who are investigating the incident, Price, 31, “resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away” when Lucas deployed his Taser and then discharged his gun.“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable,” the statement said.Price’s family says Price, who is Black, was attempting to break up the domestic disturbance and didn’t threaten anyone.“He noticed a man assaulting a woman and he intervened,” civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said in a Facebook post. “When police arrived, I’m told, he raised his hands and attempted to explain what was going on. Police fired Tasers at him and when his body convulsed from the electrical current, they ‘perceived a threat’ and shot him to death.”Price worked as a Wolfe City employee and a physical trainer, according to his family.Lucas, who is white, was arrested Monday night and held on $1 million bond.“It’s just — this is just — I can’t wrap my brain around this,” Lucas’ stepfather told Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV. “He’s a good kid. He’s devastated. He’s devastated for everybody involved.”The Hunt County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday that the investigation into the incident is continuing.“Though an arrest has been made, our office has not received the case from the Texas Rangers as it remains an active and ongoing investigation,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “As is customary, this case will be filed with our office once the investigation is complete. Until then, the thorough work of the Texas Rangers and others will continue.”Price’s family told WFAA Tuesday that they hoped Lucas would face justice.“My son got life. I want him to get life [in prison],” Price’s mother, Marcella Louis, said of Lucas. “And think about it — he’s going to have time to think about it. My son is not.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ross scores 19 to carry Pepperdine past BYU 76-73

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Pepperdine narrowly beat BYU 76-73.Ross was 11 of 13 from the free-throw line, including two makes with 17 seconds left for a three-point lead.BYU was held scoreless in the final 50 seconds.Kessler Edwards had 18 points for Pepperdine. Jan Zidek added 13 points and Sedrick Altman had 11 points and nine rebounds.Spencer Johnson had 15 points for the Cougars, whose four-game win streak came to an end. Alex Barcello added 12 points and Caleb Lohner had 11 points. Associated Press January 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Ross scores 19 to carry Pepperdine past BYU 76-73 Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Colbey Ross/Pepperdine Waves/WCClast_img read more

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Number of managing agents to dramatically reduce over next decade

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Number of managing agents to dramatically reduce over next decade previous nextAssociations & BodiesNumber of managing agents to dramatically reduce over next decadeARMA says its research reveals an ageing industry and principals who often take no pay to keep their companies afloat.Nigel Lewis21st June 201901,146 Views Managing agents are to face a dramatic reduction in their ranks over the next ten years, it has been claimed by the sector’s largest membership organisation.The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) says that although the industry is dominated by hundreds of smaller companies managing between 500 and 2,000 residential properties, this is set to significantly reduce.ARMA claims that a large proportion of the 870 companies within the property management sector are run by ageing principals, many of whom do not pay themselves a salary to keep their operations profitable and who are likely therefore to eventually sell up in increasing numbers to larger, corporate competitors.“The fact that profitability is reliant on the owner effectively working for free, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that there will be a dramatic consolidation of the industry as owners sell up, retire or leave the sector,” says ARMA.OpportunityBut it also claims that the government’s proposed abolition or severe restriction of ground rents, and the more widespread introduction of freehold, present opportunities for managing agents.Also, ARMA claims that many block landlords will exit the sector when ground rents are reformed, leaving agents in a more prominent role, as will the increase in commonhold, a system that also relies heavily on agents.ARMA says 25,000 people are employed within the sector, which contributes half a trillion pounds to the UK economy via VAT payments, National Insurance and also staff and corporate tax contributions.It also says there are 1.7 million leasehold homes in the UK, 1.4 million of which are flats.ground rents Leasehold Reform ARMA Association of Residential Managing Agents June 21, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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IN CHINA, ‘SHARP EYES’ AND CICADAS

first_imgby Michael Shannon FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Recently, business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately described China as a “techno-authoritarian” state. Where the Nazis used inaccurate Phrenology and calipers to identify enemies of the state, China uses the latest in technology to constantly identify, monitor, exhort and if need be, round up recalcitrant citizens.The government’s reach is so pervasive that the fleeting appearance of a Taiwan flag emoji is enough to crash an iPhone the first time it appears. (The second time a functionary of state security will crash the phone with a hammer.)China’s “Sharp Eyes” program will install a nationwide surveillance camera network extending from public spaces to inside businesses and even private homes. The goal is for everyone to be on TV by 2020.The accelerated development of facial recognition software makes the program feasible. The program’s rollout doesn’t leave much time for worries about early software bugs connected with real-time surveillance of 1.4 billion people. Chinese state security is so efficient that even if the wrong man is identified, they’ll make sure he’s guilty of something.The data produced by “Sharp Eyes” will be used to build an individual “social credit” score for every Chinese citizen. In the U.S., a low credit score might prevent you from buying a car. In China, a low social credit score will keep you from buying a train ticket.According to Breitbart, by using surveillance cameras, informers and state security the government “closely monitors the behavior of all individuals… People considered loyal, law-abiding members of the Communist Party are assigned high social credit scores, while those who violate the law… are assigned lower scores.”By May of this year, 11 million Chinese with low social credit scores had been prevented from boarding airplanes, and another four million couldn’t get on a train. No reports as yet of low scorers being forbidden to buy shoes.The social credit system originally documented Internet activity – where Chinese went on the web, what they posted and even what they bought. Now the system has grown to encompass a wide range of transgressions including “jaywalking, returning library books late [or] possessing frowned-upon religious or political materials, or [exhibiting] insufficient patriotism.”Regardless of how much this system would improve the quality of life in San Francisco and the NFL, it still sounds ominous to me. And now that China has announced a cicada infestation, the other shoe has dropped.For those of you who don’t keep current on bugs, cicadas are noisy critters who are chained to a calendar cycle, much like comets and women. Only the insect’s cycle is once every 17 years. Cicadas make their way out of the ground in multitudes, produce an incredible amount of noise and then molt out of their current body into a completely new version, something like aging trophy wives.My local Washington Post is so obsessed with these bugs that it almost has a cicada beat. As the time for Peak Cicada approaches one finds the paper filled with headlines like:Are Cicada Infestations Harsher and More Frequent Due to Global Warming?Insect Activist Is the First to Take a Selfie With a CicadaTrump and Cicadas: Is There a Russian Connection?Even the Style and Food sections join in the excitement: ‘Expert Suggestions for Removing Cicadas from Your Shoes’; and ‘Cicada Crunch: A Protein-Packed, Summer Casserole With No Trans-fat’.Some claim cicadas even taste like shrimp which, if true, will come in handy, because that’s what the Chinese government wants citizens to do. The South China Morning Post reports the city of Hangzhou, located in eastern China, is under attack by cicadas and a city official is urging residents to save the trees by eating a bug.“Sun Xiaoping, the official in charge of green spaces… [said] the best way to deal with the problem was for the local community to turn the tables on the creepy-crawlies and do some eating of their own.”Cicadas travel in swarms that can approach one million bugs per acre. That’s enough insects to feed an extended Chinese family of 48 for almost a year or a North Korean family for a decade.There’s been no talk of consumption quota, but it’s still early in the infestation. How cicada crunching will affect one’s social credit score is unknown, too. Will eating just one be enough to preserve your social credit score or will you get bonus points for sharing recipes?Vegans may also face a Hobson’s Choice between obeying their dietary neuroses or maintaining a mass-transit level social credit score.The fact cicadas as a whole are able to defeat predators by swarming in such large numbers may offer hope for fastidious Chinese. The trick is to enter a swarm, eat nothing, but emerge smacking their lips. Just don’t forget to face a camera.last_img read more

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Chris Robinson Says The ‘Dysfunctional’ Black Crowes Will Never Play Together Again

first_imgIn a new interview with Rolling Stone, Chris Robinson all but sealed the fate of the Black Crowes, saying “No, never” when asked if the band would ever play together again. The interview primarily focuses on Robinson’s love of psychedelic music, as he’ll be DJing a new program called Chris Robinson’s Gurus Galore on SiriusXM Jam ON radio starting this Monday, April 4th.After some questions exploring Robinson’s psychedelic and musical tastes, the conversation turned to the musical project that propelled Robinson into the spotlight. When asked about the band’s current state of affairs, Robinson spoke at length:“It’s just gross now. I think everyone’s laid down their cards. It’s easy to sit back and say, “Oh, well, that guy said that he wanted all my money!” It’s not true! That’s not how it works and I’ve said it before. I don’t think people should discuss their business. But then again, if you’re a child and you’ve been hurt and someone took your toy, you have a temper tantrum, you know? Like I said, man, you’re allowed to just want the money. You’re allowed to just want to be in that kind of band where you go out and play your hits and you don’t have anything else to say or offer anyone. In the same way I’m allowed to not want to be a part of that!It doesn’t take away from what we did. It just means that I’m not going to spend my life around people who don’t like each other or are all there for the same reason. The reason any of this is interesting at all is because we all jumped into the river, the music. That music starts with us as human beings in our earliest, ancient past, and it will take us to our distant future. That will not change. That’s where we are.”He also discussed the band’s 2013 tour.“For me it was great. I was happy. I got to sing those songs one last time to the people who gave me so much. I would be writing these songs and doing all this on any level, whether it was in my garage to friends or whatever. So for the opportunity to be a part of people’s lives and those shows to be important, that never goes without my respect. So that was special. And I’ve wanted to go, you know what I mean? So I wanted that to be the emphasis. And also I think that summer, touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band was probably the best touring experience. Great friendships were forged on that.It also opened my eyes to kind of how dysfunctional — and I don’t really want to get into it — how dysfunctional and how disappointed I was with where the Black Crowes ended up. Which hurt. It hurts a person like me who’s very altruistic, in those terms. But you know what? No matter all the ugly shit that people try to say about me … it doesn’t matter. I’m getting to do exactly what I want to do. It makes me happy.We don’t sit around and have some douchebag pull up in his Porsche and come to the studio and start telling us that the bass isn’t loud enough or that he doesn’t like the lyrics or that he doesn’t like the edit. The same people that basically killed the music business are the same people who are still trying to control it. We’ve just removed ourselves from that and we’re completely happy to be independent of it.”You can read the full interview here, which talks about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album and so much more.last_img read more

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Target breach did not decrease debit card usage

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Thoughts on the Good News and Bad News for Credit UnionsWhen a debit card number is counterfeited, like what happens in a breach of data from a merchant, any counterfeit card number usage results in withdrawals directly from the cardholder’s bank account. Even though the cardholder’s liability for fraudulent transaction is limited – under the FCBA, liability for unauthorized use of the card tops out at $50 and many issuers have a $0 liability for fraud – there also can be additional costs and fees as a result. Checks that bounce result in NSF charges or scheduled bill pays that fail and incur late fees are just some of the aggravations that debit cardholders whose cards were caught in one of the many highly publicized data breaches had to deal with.The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston was conducting its Survey of Consumer Payment Choice at the same time the Target breach was announced in 2013. Some respondents had answered before the breach was made known to the public, and some respondents were not surveyed until after the breach was made public. Even after accounting for the differences in demographics between early respondents and later respondents, there was a statistically significant difference in the perception of security of debit cards. 37% of pre-breach respondents said that using their debit card was “secure” or “very secure”, but that number dropped significantly, down to 23% for post-breach respondents. continue reading »last_img read more

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