12 Jul

Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

12 Jul

Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUnga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

16 Jun

Finders Keepers: Lessons I’ve Learned About Dynamic Fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News Finders Keepers: Lessons I’ve Learned About Dynamic Fundraising 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

12 Jun

2016 Round-Up: 74 journalists killed worldwide

first_img Help by sharing this information December 16, 2016 – Updated on December 19, 2016 2016 Round-Up: 74 journalists killed worldwide Related documents rsf_2016-part_2-en.pdfPDF – 779.92 KB Condemning abuses WomenArmed conflictsPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists Organisation Condemning abuses WomenArmed conflictsPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists Newscenter_img *Figure for the period 1 January to 10 December 2016 RSF_en This is fewer than in 2015, when 101 journalists were killed. But the fall is not encouraging because it is due largely to the fact many journalists have fled countries that became too dangerous, especially Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan and Burundi. These exoduses have created news and information black holes where impunity reigns.The fall is also the result of the terror imposed by press freedom predators who close media outlets arbitrarily and gag journalists. Regardless of their courage, journalists in countries such as Mexico censor themselves in an attempt to avoid being murdered. Of countries not at war, Mexico was the deadliest for journalists in 2016, with a total of nine killed*.Worldwide, nearly three quarters of the journalists killed in 2016 were deliberately murdered. In Afghanistan, all of the ten journalists who were killed this year were deliberately targeted because of their profession. Seven of them died in a suicide attack in January on a minibus used by privately-owned Tolo TV, an attack claimed by the Taliban. Journalists were also hunted down and slain in Yemen.RSF condemns the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists and the complicit lack of action by many governments that are often only too ready themselves to trample on media freedom.“The violence against journalists is more and more deliberate,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They are clearly being targeted and murdered because they are journalists. This alarming situation reflects the glaring failure of the international initiatives aimed at protecting them, and is a death warrant for independent reporting in those areas where all possible means are used to impose censorship and propaganda, especially by fundamentalist groups in the Middle East. So that international law can be enforced, the UN must establish a concrete mechanism for implementing resolutions. With the arrival of a new UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, a special representative for the protection of journalists must be appointed as a matter of urgency.”Syria continues to be the world’s deadliest place for journalists, followed by Afghanistan. Worldwide, two thirds of the journalists killed this year were in war zones. Almost all of them were local journalists, now that news organizations are increasingly reluctant to send their reporters to dangerous hotspots abroad.Read the round-up Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today releasing its annual worldwide round-up on journalists who have been killed in the past year. RSF is saddened to report that at least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in connection with their work in 2016. Some were killed while out reporting. Most were clearly the deliberately targeted victims of deadly violence.last_img read more

31 May

These States are Bucking Mortgage Delinquency Trends

first_img Delinquency Foreclosure mortgage 2019-09-19 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Delinquency Foreclosure mortgage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / These States are Bucking Mortgage Delinquency Trends These States are Bucking Mortgage Delinquency Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago As of June 2019, the 30 days or more delinquency rate was 4%, a 0.3% year-over-year decline from June 2018’s rate of 4.3% according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic. Overall delinquency rates are near the lowest level since at least 1999.”A strong economy and eight-plus years of home price growth have made mortgage foreclosure an infrequent event,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “This backdrop will help the mortgage market limit delinquencies in most of the country whenever a downturn should start.”Despite the record low delinquency rates, several states and metropolitan areas posted small annual increases in June. The highest gains were in Vermont (+0.7%), New Hampshire (+0.3%), Nebraska (+0.2%) and Minnesota (0.2%), while the other four states, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Connecticut, experienced a nominal gain of just 0.1%.”While the nation continues to post near-record-low mortgage delinquency rates, we are seeing signs of emerging stress in some states,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “We saw rates jump in states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Nebraska and Minnesota that weren’t tied to a natural disaster.”Additionally, the foreclosure inventory rate was 0.4% in June 2019, down 0.1% from June 2018, while serious delinquency rates declined in every state except Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Virginia, which stayed the same.By CBSA, there were 20 metropolitan areas where the serious delinquency rate increased, and 48 metropolitan areas where the serious delinquency rate remained the same. All the remaining metropolitan areas saw the serious delinquency rate decrease.The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due was 1.1% in June 2019, up from 0.9% in June 2018. By comparison, in January 2007, just before the start of the financial crisis, the current-to-30-day transition rate was 1.2% and peaked in November 2008 at 2%. About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago September 19, 2019 2,096 Views center_img Previous: Knox Capital Invests in a360inc Next: How Interest Rates are Impacting Housing  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

21 Apr

Merit seen in despatch

first_imgMerit Technology has launched new software, which it hopes will transform the despatch-packing process for bakeries.The SOM Despatch-Packing Module is designed to eliminate human error in warehouses, by tracking every item loaded on to vans and cross-checking them against the orders that need to be filled.The system can display either a customer’s order, or an individual van’s load. It also features a “traffic light notification system”, which tells a packer exactly what still needs to be packed.”The packing process has always been plagued by human error, which over a period of time can cost companies a fortune this system essentially eradicates those mistakes,” said a spokesperson for Merit.last_img read more

20 Apr

Health leaders and hospitals in Marshall County fearing the worst

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ By Network Indiana – November 21, 2020 0 303 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Health leaders and hospitals in Marshall County fearing the worst Pinterest (Photo supplied/St. Joseph Health System) Health experts and hospitals in Marshall County are fearing the worst as we get closer to Thanksgiving.With the coronavirus pandemic resurging big time throughout the state of Indiana and the rest of the United States, many hospitals are trying to prepare the best they can for a new surge in hospital patients that have contracted COVID-19.“We will have a crushing wave of hospital patients coming next week,” said Chad Towner, the CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Marshall County.He said they are dealing with a plethora of issues because of the this new surge in cases. Towner said they are having staffing issues, which many other hospitals in Indiana are seeing, and that the “well is dry” in terms of finding more people to make sure they are covered.Towner said they see about 1,000 COVID cases a day throughout the entire St. Joseph Health System, which covers several counties in northern Indiana, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Illinois, and Michigan.“The beds that we have created for our COVID unit, we have had to take away from our non-COVID beds,” he added. “This limits a hospitals ability to care for heart attacks, strokes, and other medical conditions that require hospitalization.”Towner, along with the Marshall County Health Department, is echoing the requests from state health experts that you not travel this year for Thanksgiving. Towner believes if many Hoosiers do travel for Thanksgiving, we will see another spike in COVID cases and deaths hit by January. Google+ Previous articleEducation task force wants civics lessons to take bigger priority in schoolsNext articleSilver Alert for 12-year-old Elkhart girl has been cancelled Network Indiana WhatsApplast_img read more

20 Apr

Press release: Court winds-up asset investment company

first_img Twitter Asset Backed Management traded in wilful breach of FCA regulations that exist to protect investors. Many members of the public have been impacted by their actions. All public enquiries concerning the affairs of the company should be made to: The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 4 Abbey Orchard Street, London, SW1P 2HT. Telephone: 0207 637 1110 Email: [email protected] to editorsAsset Backed Management Limited, company registration number 10586993, was incorporated on 27 January 2017. The company’s registered office is at 32 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AY, the address of an office services provider.The petition was presented under s124A of the Insolvency Act 1986 on 29 March 2019, at which time the Official Receiver was appointed as provisional liquidator by Judge Barber. The winding up hearing will take place in the High Court on 7 May 2019.Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service, uses powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Further information about live company investigations is available here.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available here.Contact Press Office This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Asset Backed Management Limited was wound up on 7 May 2019 by Judge Barton at the High Court in London following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. The Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator.The court heard that Asset Backed Management, incorporated in January 2017, sold asset investment opportunities to members of the public, including corporate bonds and alternative bonds.The company would contact prospective customers by cold-calling them, as well as promoting its business through the website www.assetbackedmanagement.com.Asset Backed Management was paid commission by the issuers of the bonds, ranging between 27.5% and 40%, deducted from the customers’ investments.Following complaints, however, the Insolvency Service conducted a confidential investigation into the company’s activities.Investigators were able to establish that Asset Backed Management is not, and has never been, regulated by the FCA. Additionally, it hasn’t employed an FCA-authorised person or had its marketing materials approved by an FCA-authorised person.Additionally, the FCA carried out a regulatory enquiry into the company and it was agreed with Asset Backed Management and its director, Amir Damoussi, that they would not promote or invite investments in bonds or other controlled investments without approval of an FCA-authorised person.The company’s methods of attracting new customers, which included cold calling and targeting people who were not sophisticated investors, in some cases even vulnerable individuals, were in breach of financial regulations.Although the company failed to provide its books and records, investigators examined Asset Backed Management’s bank statements and revealed that income via commission received on the bonds amounted to £260,000. As a result, investigators have suggested that the company introduced unregulated investments to people in the region of £650,000 to £940,000.Asset Backed Management failed to file any accounts, and had failed to preserve, maintain and/or deliver up any accounting records. The company also suddenly left its registered office on Threadneedle Street in November 2018 without informing its landlord, despite continuing to market itself as based there.Helen Cosgrove, Chief Investigator at the Insolvency Service, said: Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. This behaviour will not be tolerated. The Insolvency Service will investigate any reports of such conduct and petition the court to wind-up companies found to be trading to the detriment of the public interest. Press Office Email [email protected] Media Manager 0303 003 1743 You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: LinkedIn YouTubelast_img read more

2 Mar

Zack de la Rocha Confirms That A New Solo Album Is Coming Soon

first_imgand yes this is new material made this year and yes there is more where that came from.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016 been keeping my mouth shut about my work w/ zack since jan when we did it. it hurt. now i’ll commence keeping my mouth shut about the rest.— el-p (@therealelp) September 9, 2016You can listen to the new single, right here. Fans have been hearing about a Zack de la Rocha solo album since 2000, when the Rage Against The Machine singer started working on a new project. Though collaborations with Trent Reznor, Questlove and more were ultimately dropped, the only album to feature de la Rocha extensively in the past 15 years is the One Day as a Lion project that debuted in 2008.Last week, de la Rocha surprised fans with a brand new single titled “digging for windows.” While fans were ecstatic to hear the new music, the unexpected release begged the question, “is this a one off release or the first track of a new album?”Fortunately, it was Consequence of Sound who confirmed the latter scenario, as it seems “digging for windows” is the first track of many to come. The new album will apparently feature all new music recorded within the past year, as de la Rocha seems to be eyeing a major comeback. Run The Jewels’ El-P, who produced the new single, also confirmed these reports in a series of Twitter posts.the ZDR the album is happening. 2017.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016last_img read more

20 Dec

Brazil: Rio police find drug gang ‘clinics’

first_imgBy Dialogo July 28, 2009 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 7/23/2009 — Rio drug traffickers are operating makeshift medical clinics in the slums they control so wounded gang members don’t have to risk arrest by seeking treatment at hospitals, police said Thursday. “It’s the first time we’ve found clinics like this,” a civil police spokesman said Thursday. “We can’t say how long they’ve been used — we assume for some time.” He spoke on condition of anonymity, per department rules. Officers discovered the first clinic Wednesday in the Manguinhos slum in northern Rio. Inside a two-room shack, police found surgical scissors stained with blood; morphine, anesthesia, antibiotics and other medicines; medical equipment such as IVs and X-rays. Police found bandages with fresh blood on them and surmised that a gunman wounded in a shootout with officers sought treatment at the clinic just minutes before it was discovered. Police then went looking for other rudimentary facilities — and quickly located one in the nearby Jacarezinho slum, stocked with similar medical supplies. Police chief Allan Turnowski said an unspecified number of doctors and nurses who worked in the clinics have since been arrested. “They were making a lot of money” by treating drug gang members, Turnowski said. Rio’s sprawling slums are the site of frequent, bloody shootouts between police and the gangs that dominate the neighborhoods — with innocents often caught in the crossfire. A United Nations report last year found that police kill an average of three people a day in the city. Police killed one suspect during Thursday’s operations in Jacarezinho and another suspect in Manguinhos. Wounded drug traffickers know that if they seek treatment in a regular hospital, they risk being handed over to authorities, Turnowski added. “So they’ve made the investment of setting up these facilities where they can get proper treatment inside of their slum and avoid arrest.” Police have previously arrested doctors who traveled into the slums to treat drug gang leaders, the spokesman said.last_img read more