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Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgGreystone Partners (GREY.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greystone Partners (GREY.sz)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileGreystone Partners Greystone Partners is an investment holding company with interests in private equity investments with a portfolio mostly made up of privately-owned businesses operating in different market sectors. Greystone Partners raised E85 million through various local pension funds and institutions with a mandate to invest in mostly privately-held companies in the Common Monetary Area. It appointed African Alliance Swaziland Limited, a subsidiary of the African Alliance Group of Companies, to manage its investment portfolio. The latter has extensive experience in fund raising, structuring, executing and managing private equity transactions. Greystone Partners is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Hotshot: Cardiff Blues full-back Rhun Williams

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rhun on the run: Williams attacking for Cardiff Blues. (Photo: Huw Evans Images) How did you get started in rugby? My two older brothers were starting at Caernarfon rugby club and I thought I would give it a go. I was about six at the time. I stayed with Caernarfon until youth rugby and then joined RGC U16.Which positions do you play?Wing or full-back. I prefer full-back.Did you play other sports?I was playing football as well but at 15 I decided to go with my rugby career. I like the physicality of the game and running with the ball.Have you played for Wales age groups?I played for Wales U18 and was with the U20s last season for the Grand Slam and the World Championship in Manchester.When did you join Cardiff Blues?They scouted me when I was with Wales U18 and I signed for them then but stayed with RGC for last season until they got promotion to the Principality Premiership. RGC really developed my game and gave me my first taste of senior rugby.Are you enjoying it at the Blues?I moved down last summer and I’m loving it. I stayed with my uncle for five weeks and now live with some Blues Academy players. Training with international players means I learn every day. I scored a try on my debut and we won, so I was happy! TAGS: Cardiff Blues First published in the January 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine. You trained with Wales during the November Tests…When the squad was announced they said four U20s from last year would train with them and I was one of them. My family were very proud. It was like going to school for the first day but I’ve got loads of experience out of it.What are your aims now?I hope to get selected for Wales U20 again, and get as much game time with the Blues as I can and help them to get a top-four place in the league.RW Verdict: A product of the North Wales clubs system, Williams has played nine times for Wales U20 and scored for the Blues on his Guinness Pro12 debut against Treviso. Wales clearly rate him highly. Date of birth 5 June, 1997. Country Waleslast_img read more

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US journalist on Cairo Times expelled from country

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further News February 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US journalist on Cairo Times expelled from country News US journalist Charles Levinson, who was working for the weekly Cairo Times, was expelled from Egypt when he returned from vacation in the United States. Reporters Without Borders called on the Egyptian authorities to reverse the decision and allow the journalist to return to Cairo where he had worked for more than a year. Levinson was given no explanation for his 29 January expulsion but the newspaper’s publisher, Hicham Kassem said he was told by the head of the state intelligence services that Levinson was considered to pose a threat to state security.”His explanation about the expulsion of Charles Levinson is unacceptable,” he told the international press freedom organisation. February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information RSF_en EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Find out more Levinson had been held for four hours by security forces at Cairo airport in December 2003 when he returned from Istanbul after covering the bombing of the British Consulate and the British HSBC Bank for the San Francisco Chronicle. While in Turkey he wrote two articles for US dailies based on an Amnesty International report that exposed the use of torture in Egyptian prisons and reported on the deaths in custody of militants of the Muslim Brotherhood. These articles appear to have been behind the security forces’ hostility towards him that led to his expulsion.The Cairo Times is an English-language Egyptian newspaper, that was founded in 1997 and is published under a foreign permit, since a national permit would be virtually impossible to obtain. January 22, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Newslast_img read more

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Rajasthan High Court Issues Notice On Plea Seeking 50 Lakh Ex-Gratia For Private Doctors Who Succumb To Covid-19

first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan High Court Issues Notice On Plea Seeking 50 Lakh Ex-Gratia For Private Doctors Who Succumb To Covid-19 Akshita Saxena18 May 2021 10:50 PMShare This – xRajasthan High Court Jaipur BenchThe Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has issued notice on a petition seeking ex-gratia payment of Rs. 50 Lacs to the families/ dependents of private doctors who succumb to Covid-19 infection. A Single Bench of Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma has fixed the case for hearing on July 7.The petition has been filed by the wife of a practicing Homeopathic doctor who succumbed to Covid-19 infection last year. She has stated that her husband was constrained to keep his Clinic functional throughout the lockdown in view of guidelines issued by the Centre as well as Rajasthan Government.Advertisement It is stated that he served his patients during the pandemic and while doing so, contracted the infection and consequently succumbed to it in August 2020. “After demise of her husband, petitioner and her only son is facing deeply penurious situation, which cannot be expressed in words. She is entitled to be compensated by the Government of Rajasthan by making her ex-gratia payment,” the plea states.Advertisement It refers to an Order dated April 11, 2020 issued by the State Government declaring ex-gratia compensation for the families of contractual employees (sanitation workers, health workers), Home Guards, Asha workers, Anaganvadi workers, etc., who die succumb to Covid-19 while discharging their duties to prevent corona infection. The Petitioner seeks inclusion of all private doctors, whether Allopathic or Homeopathic or Ayurvedic under the said scheme, more so, when the same has been extended to ration dealers and accredit journalists vide order dated March 25, 2021.Advertisement Advertisement “Doctors, irrespective of the fact whether they work in public sector or private sector or they run private clinics or dispensaries are prone to infections, therefore their families are required to be protected… They cannot be left high and dry in the hours of crises on the premise that they are not employed with the Government,” the petition avers. It is stated that exclusion of private doctors and their families from the aforesaid benefits is absolutely unreasonable, grossly irrational and per se discriminatory making it violative of Article 14 and Article 21 of the Constitution of India.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “That, health care facilities imparted by the state, though huge, is unable to cater each and every citizen, which is palpable from burgeoning fatalities due to Covid-19. In such circumstances, private medical practitioners are accessible to citizens, which makes former vulnerable to infection. In such circumstances, families of private doctors cannot be denuded of the benefit of ex-gratia payment or compensation in event of death of private practitioner due to Covid-19 more so when even ‘ration dealers’ and ‘accredited journalists,’ who have no nexus with the treatment of patients, have been brought in purview of order dated 11.4.2020,” the petition states.Petitioner was represented by Advocate Sunil Samdaria.In related news, the Bombay High Court recently held that private practitioners who opened up their clinics during the pandemic from the fear of FIRs being registered against them for disobeying the civic chief’s directions would not be eligible for the Rs. 50 lakh compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) if they succumbed to the virus unless they were specifically assigned to treat Covid-19 patients. Click Here To Download Petition Click Here To Download OrderTagsRajasthan High Court Private Doctors COVID-19 Rs. 50 Lakh Compensation Doctor Dies Of Covid-19 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Two people fall 34 feet to the ground after roller coaster derails

first_imgDaytona Beach Fire Department(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Chaos erupted at a Florida boardwalk Thursday night when a roller coaster derailed, causing two riders to fall about 34 feet to the ground, officials said.When rescue crews arrived at Daytona Beach’s boardwalk, they found the front car of the sandblaster roller coaster “completely off the track and dangling front end towards the ground,” the Daytona Beach Fire Department said.“A roller coaster completely broke off — we need an ambulance, please,” one 911 caller said.“There’s a couple people on the ground and the girl’s hanging right now — she says she can’t breathe and they can’t get her out,” another caller said.The two riders who fell to the ground “were determined to be Trauma Alerts” and were taken to the hospital, the department said.Two riders had remained in the front derailed car, officials said. The middle car, which contained four more riders, was partially derailed, too, according to the fire department.The back car — which held two other riders — remained on the track, the fire department added. The riders were kept in place by seat belts, officials added.Crews extricated the eight riders still on the coaster, officials said.Nine victims were taken to a local hospital after the incident, a Halifax Health Medical Center spokesperson said Friday. The spokesperson did not disclose any of their conditions.Fire officials also said they didn’t know what caused the ride to malfunction and derail. Jennifer Meale of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the roller coaster was checked out on the day of the crash.“Department inspectors conducted a thorough inspection of the ride, and it was found in compliance with state law,” she said in a statement Friday.“We have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident, and anyone who should be held accountable will be held accountable,” Meale said.The well-being and recovery of those injured “is of the utmost importance,” she added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Icy roads and treacherous morning commute for Midwest

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Six states Wednesday morning are under a Winter Weather Advisory for slick roads due to snow and freezing temperatures. We are watching a cold front move across the Eastern U.S. bringing a threat for flooding to the southern states and snow to the north.Flood Watches have been issued for Oklahoma and Arkansas for Wednesday and some areas could see 2 to 4 inches of rain. By Thursday morning, the cold front will stretch from Texas all the way into Pennsylvania with heavy rain from Arkansas to the Ohio Valley and snow to the north from St. Louis to western New York state. By Thursday late afternoon, this cold front will move into the Northeast changing rain to snow for central Pennsylvania, upstate New York and into New England. Some areas in western New York and New England could see 3 to 6 inches of snow, and locally higher amounts are possible in the White and Green Mountains in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.At this point it looks like major cities along I-95 will only see rain. There might be a short period of a quick burst of snow from New York City to Boston on Thursday night but no accumulation is expected in these major cities. Behind this cold front, it is expected to be bitter cold on Thursday morning for the Upper Midwest with single digits and teens for wind chills. By Friday morning and especially Saturday morning, the coldest air will move east and, from Georgia to Maine, wind chills will be in the teens and 20s.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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George Floyd case: Four police officers indicted on federal civil rights charge

first_imgKuzma/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death were indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges.The indictment alleges Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane deprived Floyd’s rights when they saw him lying on the ground “in clear need” of medical care, but “willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm.”Chauvin was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law for his direct role in 46-year-old Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death.“Chauvin held his left knee across George Floyd’s neck, and his right knee on Floyd’s back and arm, as George Floyd lay on the ground, handcuffed and unresisting, and kept his knees on Floyd’s neck and body even after Floyd became unresponsive,” the indictment said. “This offense resulted in bodily injury to, and the death of George Floyd.”In addition to allegedly violating Floyd’s rights, Chauvin is named in a second, separate indictment filed on Thursday for deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old in 2017. The indictment said “Chauvin, without legal justification, held” the teen “by the throat and struck Juvenile 1 multiple times in the head with a flashlight.” Chauvin is also accused of holding “his knee on the neck and the upper back of Juvenile 1 even after Juvenile 1 was lying prone, handcuffed, and unresisting.”Thao and Kueng are separately charged in count two of the indictment for depriving Floyd’s rights, with the grand jury accusing them of being “aware that [Chauvin] was holding his knee across George Floyd’s neck as Floyd lay handcuffed and unresisting, and that Defendant Chauvin continued to hold Floyd to the ground even after Floyd became unresponsive, and the defendants willfully failed to intervene to stop Defendant Chauvin’s use of unreasonable force.”Chauvin was convicted last month on all charges against him: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s death are awaiting trial. After appearing in court Friday morning over the new federal charges against them, all three were released on $25,000 bond.The Justice Department in a statement Friday noted the charges were separate from its recently announced and still ongoing civil “pattern or practice” investigation looking into the policing practices of the entire Minneapolis Police Department.“The charges announced today are criminal, while the pattern or practice investigation is a civil investigation that will be conducted separately and independently from the criminal case, and will be handled by a different team of career staff from the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” the department said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lichen photobiont diversity and selectivity at the southern limit of the maritime Antarctic region (Coal Nunatak, Alexander Island)

first_imgAntarctic ice-free inland sites provide a unique perspective on the strategies coevolving organisms have developed for survival at the limits of life. Here, we provide the first combined description of the ecological and genetic diversity of lichen photobionts colonising an isolated Antarctic inland site, Coal Nunatak, on south-east Alexander Island (Antarctic Peninsula). Photobionts of 14 lichen species (42 samples), all belonging to the group of coccal green algae, representing the entire lichen community of Coal Nunatak were investigated using the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) of the nuclear ribosomal DNA. The study attempted to address the hypothesis that mycobiont selectivity for the photobiont partner is lower in more extreme environments. This hypothesis did not appear to hold true for the entire lichen community except one species. Another aspect focuses on the relevance of the reproduction modus concerning the distribution of photobiont haplotypes in the lichen community.last_img read more

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BYU; Utah, Commence Fall Camps Wednesday

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-As BYU football commenced fall practice Wednesday, head coach Kalani Sitake said there were some “really good things” citing the players’ enthusiasm and work ethic during the off-season and confirming such things were apparent.Sitake said the emphasis for rising-star sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson is “getting his legs back.”Sitake confirmed the Cougars went indoors because it started to rain outside and that he hopes the rain assists with combating the fires nearby (the Alaska fire near Springville).Wilson confirmed his shoulder is “solid” after he was cleared to practice following an injury.Wilson lauded the offensive line, tailbacks and receivers for all “buying in” during the off-season.He also said it was “huge for me and huge for the line and huge for the entire team” that he has had extra time in offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes’ system.SALT LAKE CITY-The Utah Utes began their fall practices Wednesday amid intermittently rainy skies. It was confirmed that sophomore defensive back Bronson Boyd will now wear #8, sophomore running back Devin Brumfield will wear #6 and junior defensive back Nygel King will wear #16.Freshman quarterback Jayden Clemons will switch to defensive back and freshman defensive lineman Falcon Kaumatule will switch to the offensive line.Head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has made a few tweaks to the Utes’ playbook since his first stint with the program (2005-2008).Whittingham is also pleased with the Utes’ depth at tailback, where Utah is deeper than they have been in years.He lauded the efforts of freshman backs Micah Bernard and Jordan Wilmore, while junior back Devonta’e Henry-Cole and Brumfield are also in the mix.Senior tailback Zack Moss said the Utes still view themselves as underdogs concerning the hype the program is receiving at this stage from the media.Senior quarterback Tyler Huntley said he feels that he fits “pretty well” into Ludwig’s system and that the offense is still progressing at this stage.Utah State commences fall practice Thursday, Weber State on Friday and Southern Utah University on Saturday. August 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU; Utah, Commence Fall Camps Wednesday Tags: football fall camplast_img read more