NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Giving Campaign launches training events

first_imgGiving Campaign launches training events  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 January 2002 | News 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.center_img The Giving Campaign has announced a nationwide series of training events on tax-effective giving.The Giving Campaign has announced a nationwide series of training events on tax-effective giving. The events will take place during February, March and April in Exeter, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Belfast, Llandudno, Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Southampton, Aberdeen, and Inverness.Find out more from the Giving Campaign or find the events listed on UK Fundraising’s events directory. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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DEC receives £300,000 in online donations in less than one day

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis By 19.36 this evening £300,000 had been donated online in under 12 hours to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.These and other donations were made even before the television and radio appeals had been broadcast.Within the first 24 hours of the appeal over £5 million has been donated. By this evening the DEC had received 138,000 phone calls. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 December 2004 | News DEC receives £300,000 in online donations in less than one day  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Brendan Gormley, DEC Chief Executive said: “This is a phenomenal response rate. The plight of the tsunami victims has clearly touched the hearts of the British public. Once the telephone and radio broadcasts are shown, we are hoping that this already amazing figure will double overnight.”Given the online donations were made before the TV and radio appeals, so were presumably based on public response solely to news reports, it is interesting to ponder how much more could have been raised online if the online donation facility had been launched at the same time as the telephone hotline. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

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International comparisons report published by CAF

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF has published a new survey that highlights some fundamental differences in the way countries approach giving to charity.International Comparisons of Charitable Giving looks at individual philanthropy in 12 countries including the UK, US, France and Germany, where comparable data was available. It reveals that where tax and social insurance contributions are high, giving is a relatively lower prportion of GDP, for example in France, Turkey and the Netherlands. In the UK and Republic of Ireland, however, where personal taxation is lower, levels of giving are higher. Advertisement 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. International comparisons report published by CAF Howard Lake | 1 December 2006 | Newscenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics However, because a nation is wealthy, it will not necessarily produce high national giving. The Netherlands and France, which have high average incomes show giving as a percentage of GDP as among the lowest of the countries surveyed. The opposite is true in South African and Australia.The report is available to download free of charge.last_img read more

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Marcelo Iniarra opens agency office in London

first_imgMarceloIniarra.com’s clients include Amnesty International, Greenpeace International, UNHCR, UNICEF, ActionAid, and SOS Kinderdorf. Howard Lake | 10 June 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Marcelo Iniarra Iraegui has opened a London office for his eponoymous digital innovation agency for the not-for-profit sector. MarcelloIniarra.com’s London representative is his long-time colleague Ashley Baldwin. She will cover both the UK and Europe.Iniarra told UK Fundraising: “We will be focusing our work on innovation strategy and training, as well as new product development for local offices”.Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Iniarra has over 20 years experience working in the charity sector. He worked as Fundraising & Campaign Innovation Manager for Greenpeace International, and was one of the earlier pioneers of digital fundraising and campaigning. He has worked with charity clients around the world, and is a frequent speaker on charity and digital events, including at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland. Advertisement Marcelo Iniarra opens agency office in London  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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The working class needs a compass to fight imperialism

first_imgInternationalism is a weapon because it builds unity and class consciousness. The working class today is more international in its composition and in communication than at any time in history and more open to understanding the need for solidarity. Millions of workers feel the struggle in their countries of origin and come with rich experiences of class struggle. U.S. imperialism is in a desperate situation because none of their wars have succeeded. They have overturned governments and left smoking ruin for the populations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya but have not succeeded in stabilizing U.S. domination.Let’s be determined to focus our party and the whole movement on opposing at every step U.S. imperialism: the enemy of all humanity. That is our compass.We need the same absolute determination here in the class struggle that the Palestinian struggle conveys when they say and the whole world now responds: “Palestine will win!” The same confidence that the Cuban people exude when they declare: “¡Venceremos! The workers united will never be defeated!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Excerpts from a speech by Sara Flounders at the 2015 Workers World Party national conference; Flounders is a WWP Secretariat member and co-director of the International Action Center.  Sara FloundersThe world situation appears very dangerous this week. There are two crises barreling at us from two different directions.One crisis is military brinkmanship. The Pentagon is rushing F-16C Dogfighter jets to Syria. Why is that a big deal? There are already a lot of aircraft bombing Syria.There were 13 countries bombing Syria before Russia came into the war, not just U.S. bombers. You have Saudi Arabia, France, Belgium, Canada, Jordan and Turkey, among others — none were invited by Syria. The U.S. military is coordinating the whole operation.  All these countries claim to be hitting ISIS but not having any impact except that they are totally destroying Syria; half the population is displaced.But the F-16C Dogfighter jets that the U.S. Air Force just sent to Syria are armed with air-to-air missiles. They are capable only of fighting other aircraft. ISIS does not have an air force.  Russia does. This is a dangerous escalation.At the same time, President Obama made the first public announcement of ground troops, Special Ops forces, to Syria, along with a big reinforcement of U.S. “advisors” to Iraq. A very dangerous provocation is looming. We need be prepared for it. We don’t know what incident might touch off a far wider war. Will it be a plane crash in the Sinai Desert? Or a Russian jet shot down in Syria?  Or a NATO missile in Ukraine? Or a ship in the South Pacific, where the U.S. is in almost a standoff with China? Or U.S. nuclear “war games” off the coast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?To understand what is going on behind all these crises, we need to view them as one world war on many fronts.Capitalist glutWhat is driving these nonstop crises?Capitalism is facing a giant glut. The world commodity markets are crashing. Machine parts, heavy equipment, tubing and pipes, along with oil, gas, steel, coal, copper, zinc, corn, soy and wheat are all valued at less than half of the price of just one year ago.There are increasing predictions in the business media of a new, disastrous capitalist crash. They can feel the ground shaking. A new earthquake is rumbling. Yet the workers have not been rehired from the 2007-08 capitalist crash. We face today a larger gap between rich and poor than at any previous time in human history. There are 80 multibillionaires worth more than the combined assets of one-half the population of the world. This is how extreme and distorted the whole capitalist system is. It has superproductive capacity, far beyond what it can ever hope to sell at a profit. Capitalism has an unsolvable problem.  How can this brutal global empire hold this bloated, decaying system all together? It is increasingly difficult. It needs endless war. It needs racism. It needs division. It needs repression.Great, unanticipated crises have been the undoing of many a movement and many political parties.  But with crisis also comes opportunities to intervene. Are we ready for the great crises that the capitalist system unleashes on the working class? No, we are not. That is my honest appraisal. But even a handful of communists — if they have revolutionary determination and are not knocked over or caught off guard — have the ability to give leadership in times of crisis. This is something that Workers World Party has been able to do again and again in past crises. Give leadership, far beyond our size, because we aren’t bowled over. We face a crisis a minute. There are two to three racist police murders every day, each more outrageous than the last; tens of thousands of police attacks and the largest prison population in the world; U.S. war crimes around the world in ever greater numbers, every day and every hour. How to orient the Party and a movement fighting for change?  This is where [Vladimir] Lenin is still our anchor.This period of crisis needs a revolutionary socialist movement where every cadre’s instincts and reflexes are to stand against racism, stand with the oppressed and always oppose its own ruling class — that is Leninism.Capitalism is not working. There is growing interest today in socialism.We have to contend with political leaders who claim to be socialists or democratic socialists and yet support U.S. wars.Bernie Sanders promises a political revolution and a living wage, racial justice, a humane immigration policy ending income inequality. But Sanders also promises that he will defend “America’s vital interests. Force must always be an option.” Sanders has voted funds for every U.S. war. He supports free trade and Israel’s “right to defend itself.” In essence, he stands for defending the whole rotten racist system.There are also lots of campus socialists who say no against U.S. wars, but always explain why you should hate whomever the U.S. government is targeting in Syria, Ukraine, Libya, China, Venezuela or Cuba.A compass for the movementWe need to look at every issue in the same way that a compass always points north.A compass does not point all over the dial. It is the same with us.  Our compass points toward opposing U.S. imperialism, always focusing on imperialism’s crimes. If we keep our focus, we won’t get diverted or confused.A compass is not a crystal ball. But it is a very useful tool. It has been used for hundreds of years. It is most useful in a storm, in new terrain or in charting a new path.We need to constantly point the movement back towards opposing U.S. imperialism. Acting as a compass for the working-class movement in the U.S. will build socialist unity.In every crisis the media are full of “blame Russia,” “blame China” and denounce them as imperialists; or the message is “blame Syria,” “blame Iran” and demonize them as monsters. This churns up so much blame that U.S. imperialism is let off the hook.This is A-B-C. The class struggle is one war and we take sides. Workers World Party is a combat organization.The basis of Leninism is to recognize the responsibility of workers’ movements in imperialist countries to always oppose their own ruling class. Otherwise, we will be lost. We will drown in media hype, in the layers of propaganda, chauvinism and racism that saturate the air we breathe. This poison can seep into the party itself and immobilize us. It is more difficult in the center of imperialism to maintain this revolutionary edge.Facing a refugee and migrant crisisTens of millions of migrants are fleeing economic disaster in home countries created by free trade zones and globalized capitalism.  There are millions of war refugees of U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. U.S. wars have totally destabilized Africa and West Asia.Every war has a precursor of a big media blitz of desperate people or weapons that supposedly put the world at risk and a call that “We must do something.”We need to be on guard that the huge publicity and media focus on the flow of refugees desperate to reach Europe is being orchestrated to break down the resistance in Europe to NATO strikes to set up no-fly zones in Syria.Declaring a no-fly zone is the pretext the U.S. used in Libya, in a seven- month bombing campaign that left an entire country in smoking ruin and a population destitute.Build international solidarityThe one weapon the working class has is international solidarity. This means always standing with the oppressed, especially when they are under attack. It means never accepting any excuse for a U.S. war. Any war where U.S. imperialism succeeds, the workers here and around the globe suffer a huge setback.last_img read more

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Spring Head Academy to Hold Project-based Learning Workshops

first_imgEducation Spring Head Academy to Hold Project-based Learning Workshops From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 12:29 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Business News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Spring Ahead Academy, an entrepreneurship training school based in Pasadena, is offering three more learning events this month to upgrade skills in sales, professional networking and social media.With these events, the Academy launches a new project-based curriculum designed “to bridge the gap between knowledge and action,” according to Jennifer Hanson, Spring Ahead Academy Founder and CEO.“The college system expects that students can figure out how to apply academic concepts to the real world without any help. Research has shown that project-based learning successfully delivers against the gap, but we take it one step further and have entrepreneurs build their own businesses in the classroom,” Hanson said.The school said their classes are in a more “user-friendly” format, affordable and deliver topics for an entrepreneur at any stage of design or development.Spring Ahead Academy’s classes cover a wide range of topics from marketing, operations, finance, social media, international business, sales, website development and change management. Each course is delivered by college professors who are industry experts and have a wealth of experience in the academe.The formats range from 4-week classes held twice a week for two hours per session to one-day seminars positioned as thought starters for future students.This Thursday, July 9th, Rob Edenzon, CEO of Sales Clinic, leads a roundtable discussion on the key indicators to watch out for and the questions to ask to avoid situations that lead to both short and long term sales nightmares. The roundtable is part of a regular HNTGSIB (that’s How Not To Get Screwed in Business) meetup that Spring Ahead has been hosting for some time.The free meetup starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cross Campus Pasadena, at 85 N Raymond Avenue.On Monday, July 13th, entrepreneurs can learn more about using social media as a marketing arm as a four-week Social Media Training Course starts, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flintridge Center, 236 W Mountain Street. Spring Ahead says this is a hands-on course where participants are expected to be able to create an optimized social media plan to drive awareness and expand their customer base.The July 30th event is a Kickstarter Seminar for new entrepreneurs, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Cross Campus Pasadena.Spring Ahead Academy also works with local non-profits to help them build project-based learning curriculums for their own community of learners.“The education system is broken for entrepreneurs. We are helping to fix it and build a stronger economy driven by small businesses,” said Jennifer Hanson, “and we’ve already seen our students succeed.”To find out more, visit Spring Ahead Academy at www.spring-ahead.com or call (626) 657-8515. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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O’Domhnaill concerned at use of registration fees

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has called on the heads of Irish Universities and third level colleges to come before the Oireachtas Education Committee to explain reported discrepancies in the useof the student registration fee by colleges.Senator O’Domhnaill, the Government Spokesperson for Life Long Learning in the Seanad, says it’s emerged that colleges are spending less than 50 per cent of the student registration fee on student services, and that’s unacceptable. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – December 5, 2009 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal O’Domhnaill concerned at use of registration feescenter_img Previous articleAttempt being made to set new tree planting recordNext article2,500 Apprentice Boys marching in Derry News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ News Google+ Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Death toll climbs to 8 in devastating New Mexico bus crash

first_imgKRQE(THOREAU, N.M.) — The death toll has climbed to eight after a Greyhound bus and tractor trailer collided in a devastating crash in New Mexico, hospital officials said Friday.On Thursday, the tractor trailer veered into oncoming traffic when one of its tires blew, hitting the bus head-on, according to New Mexico State Police.Forty-nine passengers were on board the bus and most were taken to local hospitals with injuries.One person died after arriving at a hospital, bringing the death toll to eight.7 dead, dozens injured in New Mexico bus crashOfficials have not released the identities of any victims.Dr. Kurt Nolte, New Mexico’s chief medical investigator, would not say if any of those killed were children.Two babies were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of New Mexico Hospital, officials said Friday.At least three other hospitals also accepted patients.NJ school bus collision leaves 2 dead, some critically hurtChristopher Jones told ABC News he got to the accident site on Interstate 40 just after the crash.“There was multiple fatalities that I could see,” Jones said, adding that he was “just trying to help other people that were critical and help them calm down.”Jones, who said he used to be a volunteer firefighter and EMT, described the scene as “one of the hardest” he’s ever experienced: “It was a pretty rough site.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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