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Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

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Local newspaper editor gunned down, fourth journalist murdered this year

first_img June 12, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News ThailandAsia – Pacific October 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper editor gunned down, fourth journalist murdered this year Follow the news on Thailand News ThailandAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Wallop Bounsampop, the editor of Den Siam, a local newspaper in Chonburi province (to the south of Bangkok), on 5 October. The motive is not yet known but some of his articles on local politics had earned him enemies. He is the fourth journalist to be murdered in Thailand since the start of the year.“We are seeing an unprecedented wave of murders of journalists in Thailand and we call on the police and judicial authorities to give themselves the means to deal with it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If no real progress is made in solving these four cases, more journalists are likely to be killed at a time when Thailand is still embroiled in a political crisis.”Wallop, 52, was helping his wife in a restaurant in his village when two men on a motorcycle fired five shots at him, hitting him twice in the head and killing him instantly.Wallop’s murder could be linked to his articles on local politics, which had caused controversy. He was an active member of his district council and he had criticised some of his opponents in articles about the local elections due to take place next month.Somsak Phusrisak, the governor of the central province of Suphanburi, where Matichon correspondent Jaruek Rangcharoen was gunned down on 27 September, has meanwhile reported that the police are on the verge of arresting the leading suspect in that murder thanks to a facial composite drawn with the help of witnesses. Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Wallop Bounsampop, the editor of Den Siam, a local newspaper in Chonburi province (to the south of Bangkok), on 5 October. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information August 21, 2020 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarlast_img read more

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Four dead, dozens injured in New Mexico Greyhound bus crash

first_imgKRQE(THOREAU, N.M.) — Four people have been killed and others are seriously injured after a Greyhound bus crashed into a tractor trailer on a highway in New Mexico Thursday afternoon, police said.The number of dead is expected to rise, officials said.At least 42 people were transported to nearby hospitals, with another six being treated at the scene, authorities said. “There are multiple serious injuries and passengers transported. Officers and EMS are actively working and assessing the scene, New Mexico State Police said.More than 33 patients have been transported to local area hospitals with injuries, some are said to be in critical condition, officials said.The NTSB is launching a go-team to investigate the crash, the agency told ABC News.Christopher Jones said he got to the accident site just after the crash.“I saw the tractor trailer flipped upside down the driver of the tractor trailer was on the shoulder just sitting there. So I grabbed my medical kit and grabbed a bunch of my gloves and got out there and just started helping people and it was a pretty rough site,” Jones told ABC News.The driver of the tractor trailer told jones that his front tire popped off the vehicle, causing it to veer into oncoming traffic where it struck the bus.“I was talking to the driver of the tractor trailer and when I flagged what happened and talked to the driver, he said his front drive tire popped on him and so it took him into the medium onto oncoming traffic right into the Greyhound upon impact, which I’m not too sure of the details. But I am guessing it was a head on collision,” Jones said.Jones, who said he used to be a volunteer firefighter and EMT, described the scene as “one of the hardest” he’s ever had to see.There were 49 passengers aboard Greyhound bus #1333, according to a statement from Greyhound. The bus was headed from Albuquerque to Phoenix.“The total number of injuries has not been determined at this time. The cause of the incident has not yet been determined. We are fully cooperating with local authorities and will also complete an investigation of our own. Please contact the New Mexico State Police Department for any further details,” Greyhound said.This is a breaking story, please check back for updatesCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Personnel Today campaign wins prestigious prize

first_imgPersonnel Today campaign wins prestigious prizeOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Personnel Today scooped the Campaigner of the Year Award at a prestigiousmedia ceremony last week in London. The success of our Refugees in Employment campaign was recognised by acelebrated panel of judges at The Work Foundation Workworld Media Awards 2002. Despite stiff competition from Channel 4 News and the Daily Mail, which werealso short listed for the award, Personnel Today landed the prize. The judges said the campaign “displayed very clearly defined aims supportedby consistent and thorough analysis. An excellent and challenging magazinecampaign which was principled and committed to an end-result”. The Campaigner of the Year Award commends investigative, persuasive,sustained campaigns with measurable outcomes. The judges included Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, general secretary ofthe GMB union John Edmonds, deputy chair of the Competition Commission DeniseKingsmill, and CEO of The Work Foundation Will Hutton. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Taxonomic studies of Achnanthes(Bacillariophyta) in freshwater maritime antarctic lakes

first_imgEleven species of Achnanthes from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands are described including one new species. Benthic algal material from a range of shallow lakes of varying trophic status was examined by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Detail of morphology is provided with an overview of the taxonomic literature for each species. In all cases source descriptions are cited, and where possible holotype and lectotype material was examined. The variation between populations inhabiting different lakes is considered. An examination of the geographical distribution of Achnanthes in southern latitudes from the literature confirms numerous records of widespread occurrence in freshwater environments in sub-antarctic regions but not from higher latitudes.last_img read more

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Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday

first_imgOctober 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team, the Runnin’ Utes, will participate in Pac-12 media day at the Pac-12 conference/Pac-12 Networks studios in San Francisco.Representatives for the team at these proceedings include head coach Larry Krystkowiak, senior guard Sedrick Barefield and junior forward Jayce Johnson.This will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network as well as various digital platforms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.Krystkowiak, Barefield and Johnson will appear together at 12:50 pm MDT and Krystkowiak will appear on-air in the Pac-12 Networks studios at 3:05 pm MDT.Krytskowiak enters his eighth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Utes, sporting a record of 138-97 (.587) and is 180-117 (.606) as a collegiate head coach, having gone 42-20 at Montana from 2004-2006.Barefield, a native of Corona, Calif., returns for his fourth season as Utah’s leading scorer from last season, having netted 12 points a game. He is a reliable free throw shooter, having shot 84.7 percent at the stripe last season, the second-best clip on the team.Johnson, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., is in his third season on the squad, having averaged 4.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for his career for the Runnin’ Utes.Johnson, who is 7-feet tall, also brings another dimension to the game. He averaged a team-best 0.93 blocks per game last season. Brad James Tags: Jayce Johnson/Larry Krystkowiak/Montana/Pac-12 Media Day/Runnin’ Utes/Sedrick Barefield/Utah Men’s Basketball Written bylast_img read more

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Anger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employee

first_imgEstate agents in Bromley, Kent say they are growing increasingly annoyed and angry that an employee of a Countrywide competitor, who they says worked through the lockdown despite being furloughed, has yet to be investigated.This case first surfaced two weeks ago, and at the time Countrywide said in a statement that it would take “whatever action necessary” following the allegations. But so far, nothing has happened.The Countrywide staff member involved has subsequently threatened an agent in the area if they continue to press on with their criticisms.The agency which made the initial complaints says it’s baffling that Countrywide hasn’t been in touch with him to discuss the problem, despite the fact that Claire Raines, its Head of Employee Relations, has been sent documentation to back up its claims.The Negotiator has been shown photographs dated 30th April of the male employee leading two clients to a property viewing in the area without any PPE equipment, or protective measures in place.Comments on social media have identified the Countrywide brand involved as a multi-branch agency in and around Bromley in Kent.Other agents have told The Negotiator that he ‘blatantly’ broke the furlough rules and for example used his mobile number on messages for clients to contact him through, clearly proving that he was working. as well as being seen on viewings.The rules state that an employee who is furloughed may take paid work with other companies, with their employer’s agreement, but that overall the scheme is “to provide employers with an option to keep employees on the payroll without them working” and avoid redundancies.Countrywide has been approached for comment but has so far not responded.Bromley Kent Countrywide June 29, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Anger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employee previous nextRegulation & LawAnger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employeeNew photographic evidence handed to The Negotiator shows the employee working during the lockdown, despite being furloughed, it is claimed.Nigel Lewis29th June 202005,850 Viewslast_img read more

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COA: Police Search Did Not Violate State Constitution

first_imgCOA: Police Search Did Not Violate State ConstitutionOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comIndiana police did not violate the state constitution when they searched a woman’s car without a warrant after discovering that the car matched the description from an earlier drug-related tip and police dogs alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.Gail Whitenack searched her stepdaughter Richelle Whitenack’s vehicle and found items that suggested she was using drugs, so the stepmother called the police and told them what she had found. The police subsequently issued a tip to its deputies that included a description of Richelle Whitenack’s vehicle and the drug-related items.Later the same day, a deputy pulled Richelle Whitenack over for speeding and crossing the center line twice and realized that the vehicle he had pulled over matched the description of the vehicle from Gail Whitenack’s drug tip. When a K-9 officer arrived on the scene, a police dog indicated the presence of drugs, and a further search revealed a split-box of syringes, wrapping from a coffee package and a spoon with burnt residue later identified as heroin.The younger Whitenack was found guilty of unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, driving left of the center lane and exceeding the posted speed limit. She was sentenced to an aggregate of one year executed with one year suspended and six months on probation and a $20 fine.On appeal in Richelle Marie Whitenack v. State of Indiana, 35A04-1608-CR-1811, Whitenack argued that the search of her vehicle was unlawful under Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution because the state had received a report of the description, location and contents of her vehicle more than eight hours before the actual search. Further, she argued that the deputies should have obtained a search warrant after her stepmother called in the tip earlier in the day.But Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Cale Bradford wrote Friday that the deputies had “ample probable cause to support their actions” because Whitenack’s vehicle was pulled over for legitimate traffic violations and K-9 officers alerted to the presence of drugs.“The fact that there may or may not have been enough information to obtain a search warrant to search that same vehicle earlier that day has not impact on the legality of the subsequent search and seizure; officers do not have to obtain a warrant at the first practicable moment,” Bradford said.Further, Bradford wrote that the appellate court has previously held that there is “nothing unreasonable in permitting an officer, who may have knowledge or suspicion of unrelated criminal activity by the motorist, to nevertheless respond to an observed traffic violation.” Thus, the evidence was admissible and Whitenack’s convictions were affirmed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Dave McMurray, Cover Beatles, Tom Petty, & More In Detroit [Video]

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros kept their 2019 winter tour rolling on Tuesday with a performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI. Following a Monday show in Cleveland which featured a mix of tunes from Weir’s RatDog songbook, Bobby and the Wolf Bros treated fans in Detroit to live renditions of Beatles and Tom Petty fan favorites in addition to bringing out a special guest in saxophonist Dave McMurray.The show started with “Jack Straw”, a staple from the Grateful Dead live arsenal, followed by “Josephine”, an old original from Weir’s days with Bobby and the Midnites. The first set continued with performances of “El Paso”, “Bombs Away”, and “Peggy-O” before the trio treated the crowd to a cover of “Maddie’s Farm” by Bob Dylan. The first half of the show came to a close with “Passenger”, followed by a set-closing cover of Jerry Garcia‘s enchanting ballad, “Bird Song”, which featured McMurray’s first appearance of the night. Fans can watch the video below to hear a portion of the band’s performance of “Peggy-O” from the opening set.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Peggy-O” The band’s ongoing winter tour will continue with a performance at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday night. Fans can click here for ticket info and a list of upcoming dates.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore | Detroit, MI | 3/5/2019Set One: Jack Straw, Josephine, El Paso (Marty Robbins cover), Bombs Away, Petty-O (traditional cover), Maddie’s Farm (Bob Dylan cover), Passenger, Bird Song* (Jerry Garcia song)Set Two: Only a River, Tennessee Jed, Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow*, Eyes of the World*, Dear Prudence (Beatles cover), Standing on Shaky Ground* (The Temptations cover) > Turn On Your Love Light* (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)Encore: Breakdown (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)* w/ Dave McMurray The second half of the show started with “Only a River” from Weir’s 2016 Blue Mountain LP, followed by a pair of Dead staples in “Tennessee Jed” and “Weather Report Suite”. Next, the band welcomed McMurray back to the stage to play on “Let It Grow” and “Eyes of the World”. The lineup returned to a trio for a mesmerizing cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” followed by a rendition of “Standing on Shaky Ground” by The Temptations. The second half covers continued as they closed their set with Bobby “Blue Bland‘s “Turn On Your Love Light”, only to return for the encore to deliver a performance of “Breakdown” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.Check out the fan-shot videos from Wednesday night’s show below to see/hear the band perform “Dear Prudence” and “Breakdown”.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dear Prudence” [The Beatles cover][Video: HDLt00b]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Breakdown” [Tom Petty cover]last_img read more

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Two professors win Wolf Prize

first_imgTwo Harvard professors have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award. The Wolf Prize is presented annually by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and Cuba’s former ambassador to Israel.C. Ronald Kahn, chief academic officer and senior investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will share the 2016 Wolf Prize in Medicine with Professor Lewis Cantley of Weill Cornell Medical College. Kahn was honored for his “pioneering studies defining insulin signaling and its alterations in disease. This work has been essential to understanding the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.” Kahn also recently was honored with the Harold Hamm International Prize.“My mentors and colleagues have provided guidance throughout my career to help me navigate life as a scientist,” sais Schreiber. Courtesy of the Broad Institute“I am both delighted and surprised to receive the Wolf Prize,” said Kahn. “I am incredibly grateful for all of the support I have had throughout my career, both from the people in my lab and the many wonderful people with whom I have worked both within and outside of Joslin. While this is an international award and I have had some great fellows and colleagues from all over the world, a number of them have been from Israel, so winning the prestigious award in Israel is especially meaningful.”Stuart L. Schreiber, the Morris Loeb Professor in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will share the 2016 Wolf Prize in Chemistry with Professor Kyriacos C. Nicolaou of Rice University in Houston. They will split the $100,000 award. Schreiber is a founding core member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and is now director of the institute’s Center for the Science of Therapeutics. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.Schreiber was recognized for “pioneering chemical insights into the logic of signal transduction and gene regulation that led to important, new therapeutics, and for advancing chemical biology and medicine through the discovery of small-molecule probes.”“My mentors and colleagues have provided guidance throughout my career to help me navigate life as a scientist,” said Schreiber. “And the trainees who joined my lab have been fearless, dedicated, and determined to make a difference. They make it a joy to come to lab every day. I am extremely grateful for this group, and deeply honored to share this recognition with my friend K.C. Nicolaou.”Read more on Kahn’s work here; and Schreiber’s research here.last_img read more