Redstar Express Plc ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgRedstar Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Redstar Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Redstar Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Redstar Express Plc (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRedstar Express Plc offers an air express service in Nigeria and provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services. Its services encompass international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and document management solutions, warehousing and e-commerce solutions. Domestic products include Red Star Express Domestic services for same day, priority and package collections. Domestic direct distribution streamlines the movement of shipments from the manufacturer to multiple end users; customer and address verifications services offer a streamlined express service for financial institutions and large corporations; bulk mail services are designed to move bulk items such as annual reports, share offer forms, share certificates, customer invoices and direct mail; special project services include product sampling, delivery and retrieval of promotional items. International products include a point-to-point delivery service, international inbound collections and direct distribution. Value added services include online tracking, signature proof of delivery, insurance, customs clearance, packaging and desktop software shipping solutions. Redstar Express Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Redstar Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.last_img read more

Blantyre Hotels Limited ( Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgBlantyre Hotels Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Blantyre Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blantyre Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blantyre Hotels Limited (  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileBlantyre Hotels Limited is a holding company operating in the hospitality and tourism sector in Malawi. The company owns and manages Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Its operations are managed by Protea Hotels of South Africa under a services contract. Ryalls Hotel is the most-technologically advanced hotel in Malawi, offering accommodation for businessman and holidaymakers. Situated in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi and only 15-mintues from Malawi’s international airport; the hotel offers travellers well-appointed accommodation in an upmarket location, full conference and banqueting facilities and a fitness centre. Blantyre Hotels Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

WWF secures corporate sponsor for its educational Web site

first_imgThe money provided by Toyota Prius will cover the costs of commissioning content for the specifically targeted areas of Activitiesand News service on the Web site. Pages that are maintained using this sponsorship money will bear the car’s name and links to the relevant Web site. WWF adds that it is also working with the car manufacturer in order to pursue thegreenest and most economically sound options for its particular fleet of vehicles. The Prius car uses advanced technology to combine a petrol engine with an electric motor to create “an environmentally conscious, fuel-efficient, hybrid engine.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. WWF has secured a new sponsorship deal from the Toyota Prius brand for its educational Web site, wwflearning, used by UK teachers and students as a resource centre for environmental topics.For £20,000 the Toyota Prius will sponsor selected pages and enable WWF to continue providing educators and learners with an innovative communications point for global news, opinion and curriculum projects. Ann Finlayson, Head of Education at WWF-UK, said: “WWF Education has a successful track record of working with partners from business to help both teachers and students explore some of the difficult decisions facing companies today as they engage withsustainability issues. The relationship with the Toyota Prius builds on this work, using the Internet as a tool for learning, exploration and engagement.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WWF secures corporate sponsor for its educational Web site Howard Lake | 15 June 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Fisk Brett releases new version of Progress database

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Robin Fisk, Managing Director of Fisk Brett, says: “Progress 4 is the culmination of a lot of research into the needs of UK charities. We’re very excited about Progress 4, and confident that charities will get even more out of Progress, backed as ever by our commitment to customer care.”Fisk Brett will be demonstrating Progress 4 at seminars in March, June, September and December this year. Fisk Brett releases new version of Progress database Charity software specialists Fisk Brett have announced the release of Progress 4, the latest version of their database for charities.Progress 4 comes with “a brand new look” and new features, such as “Information Views” that give a snapshot picture on key performance indicators, and an improvedquery tool that allows fast and dynamic analysis of the data held.Progress is used by over 140 UK charities and associations for fundraising, membership, and general management of supporters and other contacts. Organisations that have recently chosen Progress include Soil Association, The John Aspinall Foundation, Action for Blind People and the Leprosy Mission. Advertisement  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Obama in East Africa: U.S. imperialism sows turmoil throughout region

first_imgJuly 27 — President Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya and Ethiopia highlighted Washington’s imperialist intervention in Africa. U.S. policy is aimed at pulling the two countries into a U.S.-led military alliance and increasing U.S.-based firms’ exploitation of Africa’s mineral resources.Obama’s trip followed a visit to Washington by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who held high-level meetings with Obama and officials from the State Department and Pentagon.U.S. intervention during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations has decreased stability in the region and increased dependence on the Pentagon. On July 26, the same day that Obama arrived in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a car bomb exploded outside the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 13 people, at least one of whom was a Chinese national.The president attended a business development conference in Kenya. He emphasized during his trip the much-touted, phenomenal economic growth on the continent.Kenya is a capitalist country that is heavily dependent upon the marketing of agricultural products, clothing and tourism to the U.S. and West Europe. The East African state has been a longtime U.S. ally since the early days of independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta, its first president.Increased exploitation of natural gas and other strategic resources in East Africa failed to relieve economic problems. Unemployment and poverty continue to trap millions, while economic relations with the imperialist states offer no significant prospects for the absorption of large segments of the population into the urbanized labor market. Most people still work in the agricultural sectors of the economy in the production of tea, coffee, sisal and other products.During the 1990s, Kenya was unable to pay back its high-priced loans to the international financial institutions, which forced it to institute “reforms” that made the country more lucrative for investment from transnational corporations and banks. Following the passage by Congress of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act under the Clinton administration, Kenyan workers began to produce clothing for export to the U.S. and Europe.Mineral exploitation in Kenya is limited at present. Offshore, there has been exploration for oil resources near the border between Kenya and Somalia. These new areas of potential investment by transnational petroleum firms may be clearly related to the Kenya Defense Forces’ (KDF) intervention in Somalia, which was carried out in late 2011 at the aegis of Washington through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).While in Kenya, Obama opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi and pledged over $1 billion in investments from the U.S. government, along with U.S.-based banks, foundations and donors. Some 50 percent of the investments will go to women and young people, who face obstacles when trying to start businesses, says Obama. They will have to satisfy the demands of the investors.U.S. intervention increases, instability growsWhile Obama spoke of human and especially women’s rights, the major thrust of U.S. policy in Kenya, Somalia and other East African states has been to increase U.S. military intervention and the extraction of minerals, while exploiting labor and importing commodities from these countries.An article in the Sept. 23, 2014, Somalia Current explained that “Kenya recently awarded six oil and gas blocks to the international oil companies, within Somali offshore territory approximately 120,000 km2 [46,300 square miles]. Italy, Norway, the USA and France are tended to be exploiting the trans-boundary area. It was apparent that those greedy alliances’ aim is to plunder Somalia’s offshore hydrocarbon resources and this has become more obvious since Kenya started invading southern Somalia in October 2011 while its allies such as France, Italy and Norway kept quiet about the invasion.”In December 2006, under the administration of President George W. Bush, the U.S. encouraged the Ethiopian government to invade Somalia in order to overturn the growing influence of the Islamic Courts Union. After a two-and-a-half-year occupation, the Al-Shabaab guerrilla movement emerged from the ICU and has continued a war of insurgency against the U.S. and European Union-supported regime in Mogadishu.At present some 22,000 troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are still occupying the Horn of Africa state. The CIA and the Pentagon regularly conduct drone strikes in Somalia, where they have bases of operation.Ethiopia, South SudanThe 1974 Ethiopian Revolution and its socialist orientation were overthrown in 1991, just months prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Under the Mikhail Gorbachev government, Soviet support for national liberation movements and national democratic revolutionary governments in Africa had decreased, creating a crisis throughout the international community.The post-1991 counterrevolutionary government in Addis Ababa has been closely aligned with the U.S. and other Western states. Although temporarily withdrawn from Somalia after defeats in early 2009, Ethiopian troops have re-entered the country.The presence of both the KDF and Ethiopian troops are a cause for concern even within the Somalia Federal Government, which is recognized by Washington and Wall Street.Obama also addressed the security and political crisis in the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. This state is the result of a Western-supported secessionist movement that split up the Republic of Sudan, based in Khartoum, which was previously the largest geographic nation-state in Africa.South Sudan leaders have themselves been split over the future course of the country since December 2013. President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Reik Machar have led separate warring factions in the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army. This has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and the deaths of several thousand in a civil war in the continent’s, and the world’s, most recent state recognized by the United Nations and the African Union.A joint statement by Obama and Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn praised AMISOM and the others fighting in Somalia against al-Shabaab and announced an agreement for “intelli­gence cooperation,” ostensibly against “terror­ism.” (White House press release, July 27)Obama was scheduled to address the AU Commission based in Addis Ababa on July 28, but has no plans to meet with President Robert Mugabe of the Republic of Zimbabwe, who is the sitting chair of the continental body. This reflects U.S. imperialism’s hostility to Zimbabwe, particularly since its land reform program of 2000 redistributed white-owned farmland to Africans who had been expropriated during the colonial wars of the late 19th century.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police terror, sexual violence against Black women

first_imgOn Dec. 11, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, was convicted of 18 counts of rape and other charges associated with attacks against 13 Black women.Danielle BoachieThis conviction stands as a rare legal victory for Black rape victims as well as victims of police violence. Many rapes are never reported, and the few that are seldom result in convictions. Cops who terrorize Black people — harassing, raping, torturing or murdering at will — are even more rarely convicted.While appalling, these low rates of conviction should come as no surprise to anyone with an understanding of the repressive role the capitalist state — the police, courts and prisons — plays in society. Instead, this case is symbolic of the worst aspects of the sexist “rape culture” of the United States — the system of culture, custom and law that promotes and normalizes rape and violence against women.As the trial continued and more women testified, a harrowing picture of the officer’s predatory exploitation of authority, power and privilege emerged. Holtzclaw methodically targeted the most vulnerable — poor women, including sex workers with “criminal” or drug addiction histories who he assumed would be unlikely to be believed if they brought forth accusations against him. Using the threat of violence or arrest, Holtzclaw coerced the women into sex acts with him. One woman reported being forced to perform oral sex on the officer while he made his firearm visible on his belt. Another victim, a 17-year-old girl, testified that he threatened her with an outstanding warrant before raping her on her mother’s front porch. “What am I going to do?” she asked. “Call the cops? He was a cop.” (The Guardian, Nov. 27)Much of the mainstream media coverage of the case applauds the verdict as an example of justice served against a single “dirty cop.” Holtzclaw’s crimes, however, must be considered in the broader context of the generalized police war on Black people and all people of color. The sheer number of Black men lynched by police can, at times, lead to the invisibility of the tremendous crimes perpetrated by the state against Black and Brown women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer community. (Trans* is used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female or masculine/feminine.) Normative discussions of power are constructed to embody cisgender (not transgender) masculinity, leaving the contextualization of the violence inflicted on Black women’s bodies a peripheral concern. Certainly, this tendency erases the fact that Black women are the fastest-growing incarcerated demographic in the United States. While the conviction of this cop should be applauded, the state cannot be relied upon to bring justice for Black women or any oppressed peoples. Far more often, the state is the perpetrator of violence, as in the case of Wanda Jean Allen, a Black woman executed by the state of Oklahoma in 2001. The state apparatus is complicit with racist, historical repression that criminalizes and dehumanizes Black women.Because of rape culture, gender-specific violence and anti-Black misogyny, police brutality against Black women is often synonymous with sexual assault or harassment. Yet, in order to dismantle systemic and racialized state violence and in order to achieve the liberation of all Black people, it is essential to not only include, but prioritize, the voices and lives of Black women. Holtzclaw’s conviction, though a symbolic victory, is not enough to end institutionalized racist violence against women of color. The struggle must continue until #BlackWomensLivesMatter. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fidel: ‘I shall be a Marxist-Leninist to the end of my life’

first_imgWith the death of one of the greatest revolutionaries of modern times, many recollections will be penned: of the incredible revolutionary deeds he carried out with his comrades; stories illuminating his personality; political recollections, etc.Collectively these will all add up to a rich picture of an indomitable revolutionary. It is also helpful to bring out the role of revolutionary theory in Fidel’s historic achievements.In a lengthy speech carried on television and radio throughout Cuba on Dec. 2, 1961, the fifth anniversary of the landing of the Granma, Fidel gave a background to the development of the Cuban Revolution. The transcript of the speech was published by Fair Play for Cuba in February 1962 and republished by Walter Lippmann in Cuba News in 2007. As part of this background, Fidel told the Cuban people the following:“What is the socialism we have to apply here? Utopian socialism?“We simply have to apply scientific socialism. That is why I began by saying with complete frankness that we believe in Marxism, that we believe it is the most correct, the most scientific theory, the only truly revolutionary theory. I say that here with complete satisfaction (applause) and with complete confidence: I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I shall be a Marxist-Leninist to the end of my life (prolonged applause).”Fidel had already declared for the socialist revolution the day before the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961, but Dec. 2 was his first public, personal declaration for Marxism-Leninism.Fidel’s declaration of his adherence to Marxism-Leninism is not in isolation. In the broadcast, Fidel revealed his thorough familiarity with revolutionary and social history. He cites Karl Marx and his collaborator, Frederick Engels. He cites V.I. Lenin as the theorist who adapted Marx to the 20th century; he discusses primary communism, slavery, the rise of the bourgeoisie and the rise of the proletariat; the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution and many other aspects of history that show his theoretical mastery of Marxism-Leninism.He urges leaders to study theory and to be able to apply it. He summed up his appreciation of Marx: “What is the historical merit of Marx? Marx writes something, a correct interpretation of what was going to happen, not simply because people wanted it, but because the very laws of historical evolution predetermined it. This is the great merit of Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, which gives the working class a theory.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Aventine Re-Opens Ethanol Plant Using Sugar

first_img Previous articleWhat Skills Will the Next Generation of Famers Need?Next articleTop Farmer Conference helps Farmers Improve Operations Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 1, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Energy Aventine Re-Opens Ethanol Plant Using Sugar A Nebraska ethanol plant is back up and running after being idled for two years. But the Lincoln Journal Star says the biggest surprise is the fact that Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. in Aurora is making the green fuel from sugar, not the usual corn feedstock.The company is using sugar because it can. It’s even simpler to make ethanol from sugar than it is from corn, but it’s only temporary, according to Aventine. The federal government makes surplus sugar available to ethanol producers to use as feedstock.Aventine’s operations at the Aurora West plant have been complicated and delayed by the company’s legal disputes with the Aurora Cooperative over their land deal, rail access and other agreements. The ethanol producer, based in Pekin, Ill., filed for bankruptcy five years ago, and that delayed the plant’s construction, causing conflict with the co-op.The co-op also had an agreement to supply the plant with feedstock. Both sides contend the other breached that agreement. The plant has a capacity to produce 113 million gallons per year.Nebraska Ethanol Board officials believe this might be one of the first times something other than corn has been used to make ethanol in the state. The re-opening also brings consistent production back to this Aventine plant, and it opens the door to another nearby, smaller Aventine ethanol plant to re-opening after being idled for the past two years.Source: Facebook Twitter Aventine Re-Opens Ethanol Plant Using Sugarlast_img read more

Smoke-Free Fort Worth celebrates official campaign launch

first_imgTwitter Elizabeth Hinz Study ranks TCU third for liquor-law violations per 10,000 students Facebook printSupporters of Smoke-Free Fort Worth hung out and listened to live music while they waited for the event’s speakers at Billy Bob’s Texas.A group of Fort Worth residents gathered at Billy Bob’s Texas to support the launch of Smoke-Free Fort Worth, a campaign that aims to end smoking in public places.Fort Worth still allows smoking in bars and bingo parlors. It is the only city of the five largest in Texas to do so.  The event featured three speakers who talked about why they support a smoke-free environment.“I hope that people think about the actual cost to other peoples’ lives with secondhand smoke,” said Steve Steward, Boiled Owl Tavern bartender.  Pepper Pierson and Victor Garcia ran the check-in table for the event at Billy Bob’s Texas where about 150 people checked in for the evening.Laws prohibiting smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars have been passed in 25 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Secondhand smoke has more than 7,000 chemicals that can be inhaled, according to the National Cancer Institute.  It estimates that at least 250 of these chemicals are damaging and about 69 can cause cancer.As a result of exposure to secondhand smoke, 3,000 adult nonsmokers die from lung cancer each year.“Secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer. Making all workplaces smoke-free can improve public health for everyone who lives, works and plays in Fort Worth,” according to Smoke-Free Fort Worth’s website.A poll of Fort Worth residents done by Baselice and Associates, found that 91 percent agree everyone has the right to breathe smoke-free air in public places and at work.“It’s very important to me that they [Fort Worth residents] have workplace safety, especially when it comes to the smoking bans in Fort Worth,” said Fort Worth resident Alyssa Petty. “I want to help educate other people about the harmful effects of tobacco, so it just made sense for me to come out and support.”Many local businesses and companies are responding to citizens’ disapproval of smoking in public places. “Fort Worth has some laws on the books that say you can’t smoke in certain areas and then some companies and some businesses like Billy Bob’s have gone smoke-free because they realize the health effects,” said Allen Henderson, provost and senior vice president at Texas Wesleyan University.Steve Steward, one of the event’s speakers and Boiled Owl Tavern bartender, spoke about why he supports smoke-free bars.Any level of exposure to secondhand smoke can be dangerous, according to the American Lung Association.“Secondhand smoke we know can have a powerful effect,” Henderson said. “If you live in a home or if you were in a dorm room with somebody who smoked all the time, it might have as much a negative effect on you as it does them.”Despite the risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, TCU allows smoking outdoors at least 20 feet away from the entrance or exit to a university building.In 2014, TCU’s Student Government Association proposed a resolution calling for a ban all smoking on campus. The resolution failed to pass and was never implemented.TCU sophomore Megan Schultz said she does not think smoking should be allowed on campus.“It [smoking] isn’t just a health hazard for the individual, but secondhand smoke is also a serious issue,” said Schultz.To find out more about Smoke-Free Fort Worth visit its page on Facebook or website at Linkedin + posts Linkedin Recruitment brings college dance opportunities to Arlington Heights High School Elizabeth Hinz Elizabeth Hinz Supreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to stand World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTheEnd continues to bring students onto campus for eventsNext articleNew sorority recruits first pledge class Elizabeth Hinz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cost of textbooks on the rise Twitter Elizabeth Hinz is a sophomore journalism major from Sugar Land, Texas. ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Hinz TAGSphotos Elizabeth Hinz Facebook ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more