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Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Apopka gardeners can celebrate Plant of the Month: Lovegrass

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Focus on Gardening: Plant of the MonthFrom University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agriculture SciencesFor the green thumbs and garden-dreamers alike, every month we’ll highlight a UF / IFAS feature plant that deserves a spotlight in Florida-friendly gardening.Lovegrass Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCentral FloridafloridaFlorida-friendly GardenGardeningHusk TomatoesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agriculture ScienceLovegrassPlant of the MonthPlantsTomatillosUniversity of Florida Previous articleIn the midst of deep grief, a scholar writes how Hindu rituals taught her to let goNext articleOrange Co. Clerk’s Office hosts Domestic Violence workshop Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear center_img Please enter your name here Purple lovegrass has light purple inforescences, giving it a misty appearance.Photo: Lisa Sanderson, UF/IFASLovegrasses grow quickly and prefer hot and dry site conditions. They perform best in full sun, but both can tolerate partial shade as well. Plant lovegrass anytime during the growing season, watering regularly for a couple of weeks until the plant is well established.Both species tolerate a range of soil conditions but do best in sandy soils. Neither tolerates salt well but otherwise they are very hardy once established. Even in droughts lovegrass shouldn’t require any extra irrigation. Both grasses are good for erosion control, and can be planted on steep slopes and in other difficult areas in the landscape.As is true of most grasses, lovegrass is dormant in the winter. If you plan to divide a clump it is best to do so at this time. To prune, cut lovegrass back to a few inches above the ground. This is best done at the end of the dormant season, just before the first flush of growth. The clump will come back again in the spring, green and fresh.For questions about lovegrass and other native species, please contact us at your county Extension office.Apopka UF/ IFAS LocationUF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center2725 S. Binion Rd.Apopka, FL 32703Phone: (407)410-6961Email: [email protected]: Every Tuesday 1pm – 4pm, excluding holidaysOrange County UF / IFAS Extension Office6021 S Conway RdOrlando, FL 32812Phone: (407)254-9200Fax: (407)850-5125Email: [email protected]: Elliot’s lovegrass with its straw-colored inflorescences.Photo: Wendy Wilber, UF/IFASLovegrass is the common name for two species: Elliot’s lovegrass (Eragrostis elliottii) and purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis).Hundreds of members of Eragrostis are found worldwide; thirty species are established in Florida alone. The genus name these species share comes from two Greek roots: eros, meaning love, and agrostis, meaning grass. Nathaniel Wolf, the scientist who gave this genus its appealing name, published no explanation for his choice. We think it’s safe to assume, though, that he found them just as loveable as we do.In the Sunshine State, lovegrass grows wild in flatwoods, sandhills, and prairies. As native species these are excellent choices for a wildlife-friendly landscape. They need not be confined to wild spaces, however. Both species make excellent borders and accent plants and are very attractive in massed plantings.CharacteristicsPurple lovegrass and Elliot’s lovegrass grow in tufted clumps with stiff, arching leaves. Both species remain fairly small, reaching only 1-3 feet in height. In USDA Hardiness Zone 8A and further south they are perennials, coming back year after year.Flowers typically appear on lovegrass in the fall, between October and November. Purple lovegrass’ flowers are a distinctive purple, while Elliot’s lovegrass flowers are tan or gray cast. The delicate, wispy blooms catch the dew and resemble a tinted mist above the foliage, softening harsher landscape lines. Both species form inconspicuous fruits after flowering.Planting and Care Lovegrass used as an accent in container gardening You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Tesco raises £88,476 selling cartoon pin badges for RNID

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tesco raises £88,476 selling cartoon pin badges for RNID Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading Supermarket Tesco has donated £88,476 to RNID after selling pinbadges for the charity through 1,000 of its nationwide chain of stores.The badges, which featured the Looney Tunes cartoon characters of Sylvester, Tweety Pie, Wile E Coyote and Taz holding musical instruments, were sold during February and March 2004 for a suggested donation of £1. The badges were also used to raise awareness of RNID’s Don’t Lose the Music campaign as the backing cards included useful information outlining how to prevent damage to hearing caused by loud music. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 13 November 2004 | News The donation was handed over by staff from Tesco’s Crawley store because it individually raised the most money, £561. 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.last_img read more

Payroll giving donations up by 22% in last tax year

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. Payroll giving donations up by 22% in last tax year Tagged with: legacies Research / statistics Howard Lake | 7 October 2008 | News Donations received through Payroll Giving schemes increased by 22.5% in the last tax year, totalling a £109 million, according to the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations.The number of employees participating in Payroll Giving schemes also increased by 11.5% to over 700,000. Many employers also chose to match their employees’ contributions last year which amounted to an additional £13 million for charities.Currently 13,000 charities in the UK benefit from Payroll Giving.Jane Banks, Payroll Giving Manager at the British Heart Foundation, said: “this gem of fundraising is proving to be a real diamond in an economic downturn. The British Heart Foundation is enjoying a continued steady incremental growth in Payroll Giving, allowing us to continue our pioneering heart research and patient care.”Sophie Pritchard, chair of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations, said: “the unique benefits of Payroll Giving have not yet been fully realised with the scheme currently accountable for just 1% of all charitable donations. However, these new figures show just what a strong and reliable fundraising tool Payroll Giving is and we hope this will prompt more employers, employees and charities to get involved”.Currently 44% of employees work for organisations with a Payroll Giving scheme and around 6% of these employees participate through this mechanism.The Institute of Fundraising conducted a review of Payroll Giving which was published in June 2008. The report revealed that there are approximately 24 million employees paid through PAYE in the UK. Of these, 10.5 million (44%) are employed by organisations with Payroll Giving schemes in place. In 2006/07, of these 10.5 million employees about 6% gave through Payroll  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Eyewitness Moscow: Communist youth lead the way on May Day

first_imgMoscow — With enthusiasm, colorful displays of red pride, and slogans against capitalist oligarchy and the rising fascist threat in Ukraine, communist youth and workers took to the streets of Moscow to mark International Workers’ Day on May 1.This year, May Day coincided with the celebration of Orthodox Easter Sunday. Many upper- and middle-class Muscovites had already left the city on holiday, and the streets were unusually quiet. But that didn’t stop working-class people who uphold the socialist traditions of the first workers’ state, and those struggling for a new socialist transformation in Russia, from coming out in force.The day began with the traditional mass march organized by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) and its allied organizations. Thousands of people, from youths to senior veterans of the Red Army, gathered at October Square in central Moscow near a massive monument to Russian revolutionary leader V.I. Lenin. They marched out in columns waving red flags and banners.Some revolutionary left organizations also formed contingents, such as Anti-Imperialist Action, which carried the flags of Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, the green flag of assassinated Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, and other countries struggling against U.S. imperialism. Groups of communists from abroad living in Russia, including supporters of the former socialist state of South Yemen, also marched with their flags.This big march also witnessed the public debut of the New Communist Movement, made up of dedicated activists hailing from Russia and several other former Soviet republics. With their striking flag of a hammer and sickle emblazoned on the sun, and a militant May Day statement printed on bright red paper, organizers told Workers World that their goal was to reach out to young communists and other workers who they believe are dissatisfied with the frequently reformist and nonstruggle politics of the national KPRF leadership.Meanwhile, other organizations held their own marches and rallies to emphasize their revolutionary positions.In another part of the city, the Left March assembled, organized by the United Communist Party (OKP) and its allies in a coalition to support anti-fascists in Ukraine and the Donbass republics. This demonstration had a more militant tone. Hundreds of youth, workers and veterans gathered near the famed Moscow Zoo under the bright red banners of the OKP and the Union of Communist Youth (CKM), as well as the Independent Union of Transportation Workers, the banned Ukrainian Marxist organization Borotba and others. Activists marched through a historic Moscow district that had been at the heart of the 1905 revolution of poor and working people against the Russian czar. Led by Moscow OKP organizer Denis Somer and members of the CKM, they chanted militant slogans against capitalism and oligarchy, in defense of the historic gains of socialism in the USSR and against the fascist danger in Ukraine. They also chanted “One solution! Revolution!” in English.As OKP international secretary Darya Mitina waved a large Soviet flag at the front, the energetic action drew attention from passersby. Many took flyers and some joined the march.Marchers entered the plaza of the Metro station named for the 1905 revolution, where a dramatic monument immortalizes the sacrifices of that historic struggle. The area was festooned with flags of all the republics of the Soviet Union while revolutionary songs played.A rally featured speakers from the OKP, CKM, the organization of Moscow women workers, the Independent Union of Transportation Workers and the Other Russia movement. This writer spoke on behalf of Workers World Party from the U.S. and brought greetings from the New York May Day March for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights.The rally closed with a performance by revolutionary musician Dmitry Cherny. OKP leader V. Lakeev awarded membership cards to new party members.Another march and rally, sponsored by the Red Front and the Russian Communist Workers’ Party (RKRP), was also held that day.Afterwards, communist youth from several organizations, including some who had attended different marches, ate together and celebrated the internationalist traditions of the working class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Military abuses against media continue

first_img News News January 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information October 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Military abuses against media continue Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the Egyptian army’s use of violence against news media and journalists during a demonstration by Coptic Christians on 9 October, in which a total of 24 people were killed.A journalist was one of those killed during the army’s exceptionally violent attack on the demonstrators but it has not yet been established whether he was there as a participant or to cover the demonstration. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on the circumstances of his death.The headquarters of Al-Hurra and Channel January 25, two TV stations located in Cairo’s Maspero neighbourhood, were stormed by soldiers during the night as they were broadcasting reports on the violent clashes between Copt demonstrators and soldiers that were taking place in Maspero.The soldiers suspended their broadcasts until 1 a.m. and threatened journalists at gunpoint. The incident was followed live by thousands of viewers.Soldiers also cut the power supply, phone lines and Internet connection to the offices of the newspaper Al-Shorooq, disrupting the production of its print version and blocking access to its website, which was posting reports on the clashes, for about 20 minutes.Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns Christian Dogma TV cameraman Wael Mikhail’s death during the night of 9 October. Christian Dogma TV said he was killed while covering the violence and was definitely not one of the demonstrators. The press freedom organization offers its condolences to his family while urging the authorities to establish how he died.Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad still held Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders also deplores the fact that, while continuing to advocate a democratic transition, the Egyptian authorities continue to try civilians by court martial and to perpetuate the Mubarak regime’s methods.The organization calls for the immediate release of the blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad following yesterday’s decision by a military appeal court, after many previous hearings, to quash his 10 April conviction by a court martial, which sentenced him to three years in prison, and to order a retrial.Sanad, who has been held since 28 March and has been on hunger strike for more than 50 days despite serious health problems, is to be tried again before a new jury tomorrow.center_img February 1, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Judicial harassment of Asmaa MahfouzReporters Without Borders condemns the hounding of Asmaa Mahfouz, a woman blogger and activist who has been nominated for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which is awarded by the European Parliament.Several army officers filed a complaint against her before a military court on 8 October accusing her and fellow activist Nour Ayman Nour of insulting the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces during demonstrations in support of Sanad on 3 and 4 October.Mahfouz was already threatened with a trial by court martial on the same charge in August until a decision was taken to drop the case. Reporters Without Borders urges the Supreme Council to again abandon its plans to prosecute Mahfouz.Sahar Maher, who was arrested during a demonstration in support of Sanad yesterday, has been released. She had been accused of illegal assembly and taking photos in a military area without permission. Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further News RSF_en EgyptMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Reuters photographer injured in Ramallah shooting

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Reporters Without Borders protested today about the injuring of Reuters photographer Ammar Awad in shooting by Israeli soldiers in Ramallah yesterday during a clash with Palestinian youths.”We ask the military authorities to investigate this incident,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, “and we urge Israeli soldiers to take greater care, especially when journalists are clearly identifiable as such, as in this case.” Ménard noted that since the beginning of the second Intifada in the Palestinian occupied territories, 46 journalists had been hit by gunfire. After on-the-spot enquiries, the organisation has found most of the shooting to be Israeli.Several journalists, mostly Palestinians, were seriously wounded in these incidents despite the fact that some were clearly identified as journalists and were standing aside from clashes when they were hit. With very few exceptions, no serious Israeli investigations into these shootings have been made and very few of those responsible punished.Awad was hit by a rubber bullet fired by an Israeli soldier while he and other journalists were covering the clash about 10 minutes after the start of the curfew on 26 August. He was slightly injured on the shoulder, part of his body not protected by his bulletproof jacket marked “Press,” and was taken to hospital first in Ramallah and then in Jerusalem. Awad has been working for Reuters for the past 18 months.Ahmed Bahaddou, a Belgian cameraman for Reuters, was turned back to Jordan on 15 August, a day after being refused entry into Israel. Reuters sound man Yusri el-Jamal, a Palestinian, who was arrested in Hebron on 30 April, is still being held by the Israeli authorities. On 18 June, an Israeli military court rejected his application for immediate release and on 11 July his imprisonment was extended by three months. to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Israel News Newscenter_img RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists August 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reuters photographer injured in Ramallah shootinglast_img read more

The Economist magazine banned because of a dossier on China

first_img Receive email alerts June 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Economist magazine banned because of a dossier on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China News News March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) has denounced the ban on the distribution of the penultimate issue of the British magazine The Economist by the Beijing authorities. The organisation for the defence of press freedom asked in a letter the minister for foreign affairs, Tang Jiaxuan, on a visit to Paris, to personally ensure that that issue of The Economist be available at newsstands. ‘While you are in France to promote Shanghai’s candidature to organise the universal exhibition of 2010, your government is once again depriving certain Chinese people of the right to inform themselves freely of the situation in the country. These acts of censorship seriously compromise the improvement of China’s image abroad’, declared Robert Ménard, General Secretary of the organisation.According to information obtained by the organisation, the Chinese authorities banned on 20 June the distribution of the 15 June issue of The Economist.   That issue, featuring an editorial entitled ‘Set China’s politics free’ included a special dossier on the country signed by the magazine’s correspondent in Beijing, James Miles. This investigative journalism, which insisted on the need for political reforms to achieve the country’s growth objectives, made reference to sensitive topics such as the spiritual movement Falungong, the pro-democratic movements of 1989 or the new Chinese financial markets. According to James Miles, quoted by the daily South China Morning Post, while articles on China are frequently removed from copies of The Economist before they appear at newsstands, it is ‘the first time an entire edition’ has been banned from distribution. Pete Bakker, manager of the magazine distribution department for the Asia-Pacific zone, declared that the magazine had anticipated this ban by checking with the national distribution company that the issue really would be distributed. This company told them five days later that the issue would not be ‘legal’. The thousand copies reserved for international hotels were not delivered, but subscribers nevertheless received the issue. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

first_img Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Photo courtesy JPL/NASAAs it soared past Saturn’s large moon Titan recently, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.In the past, Cassini had captured, separately, views of the polar seas and the sun glinting off them, but this is the first time both have been seen together in the same view.The image can also viewed at: in the image:— An arrow-shaped complex of bright methane clouds hovers near Titan’s north pole. The clouds could be actively refilling the lakes with rainfall.— A “bathtub ring,” or bright margin, around Kraken Mare — the sea containing the reflected sunglint — indicates that the sea was larger at some point, but evaporation has decreased its size.Titan’s seas are mostly liquid methane and ethane. Before Cassini’s arrival at Saturn, scientists suspected that Titan might have bodies of open liquid on its surface. Cassini found only great fields of sand dunes near the equator and lower latitudes, but located lakes and seas near the poles, particularly in the north.The new view shows Titan in infrared light. It was obtained by Cassini’s Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) on Aug. 21.The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The VIMS team is based at the University of Arizona in Tucson.More information about Cassini is available at the following sites: Community News Science and Technology Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 11:36 am Business News Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Georgia man dead after Reeves County rollover

first_img Facebook Previous articleESTRICH: Who is kidding whom?Next articlePermian band, orchestra spend night in Abilene airport after weather diversion admin Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp View of an evidence vault in the Ector County Courthouse jail that was used for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The jail and offices took up approximately 45,000 square feet. A Georgia man is dead after single-vehicle vehicle rollover Saturday in Reeves County about 16 miles west of Toyah.David Garner, 37, of Powder Springs, Ga., was pronounced dead at Reeves County Hospital after the 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, then overcorrected and rolled around 8:15 a.m. on I-20 near mile marker 206, a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety stated.Passenger Brandon Landry, 31, of Newbury Park, Calif., was taken to Medical Center Hospital with incapacitating injuries, the release stated.No other injuries were reported. Facebook Georgia man dead after Reeves County rollover Twitter By admin – June 4, 2018 Local Newslast_img read more