Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Kakuzi Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgKakuzi Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Kakuzi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Bitcoin price. I think FTSE 250 stocks offer a safer strategy to make £1m

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EXCLUSIVE: first trailer for Lions RAW DVD

first_imgYou’ve seen them win, now see what they were like behind the scenes: Check out the exclusive first trailer for RAWRUGBY WORLD can exclusively reveal the first trailer for the 2013 British and Irish Lions’ fly on the wall documentary, RAW.Out on October 28, this no-holds-barred first-hand look at the victorious tourists training, interacting and ultimately winning is a must for any Lions fan. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS You can pre-order your copy here.If you like this, how about you buy the November edition of Rugby World where Matt Dawson talks us through dice, drinks and high jinks from Australia!last_img read more

Georgia activists ask for end to executions of intellectually disabled

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Death penalty opponents this week asked lawmakers to bring Georgia into line with all other states for how the state determines whether death row inmates are intellectually disabled.When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people with intellectual disabilities Georgia was first to establish new rules. But, Georgia is now the only state to require the beyond a reasonable doubt standard, meaning that there be no doubt that an inmate is intellectually disabled. Of the states still executing prisoners, 24 require a preponderance of evidence and four use the clear and convincing standard, both less stringent levels of proof.The Rev. Joseph Shippen of Christ Church, Macon, who is also a death row chaplain, represents Bishop Robert C. Wright at a press conference following meetings with legislators. Photo: Diocese of AtlantaThe Rev. Joseph Shippen of Christ Church, Macon, who represented Bishop Robert C. Wright at a press conference following the meetings with legislators, said that The Episcopal Church has since 1954 been on record opposing the death penalty.“We cannot stand by and support our State treating human beings, God’s beloved children, as disposable objects,” Shippen said. Of particular concern, he said, is the increasing pace of executions.“In 2015 alone, two men have already been executed, and as I speak Kelly Gissendaner is scheduled to be put to death on Feb. 25,” he said.Gissendaner, convicted in 1998 of having her boyfriend kill her husband, would be the first woman executed in Georgia since 1945 when Lena Baker was electrocuted for killing her employer. Baker received a full pardon in 2005, when the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles agreed with her family’s argument that Baker acted in self-defense and should have been charged with manslaughter.The first man put to death in 2015, Andrew Brannon, was a decorated Vietnam veteran who committed his crime as a result of his PTSD that he acquired in wartime, Shippen said. “What does it say about the way we treat veterans in our state when we execute those who struggle with the disabilities acquired as a result of heroic service on our behalf?”The second man put to death in Georgia this year, Warren Hill, had an IQ of 70. “He was clearly intellectually disabled, and that should have disqualified him from the death penalty,” Shippen said. “He was unable to prove his intellectual disability, though, because Georgia is alone in our country in requiring that a condemned person must prove his intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt, a standard that is almost impossible to meet.”Sara Totonchi, who heads the Southern Center for Human Rights, told an audience of about 30 gathered in the Capitol Rotunda,that despite the quickening pace of executions in Georgia there is reason for hope that the death penalty is nearing an end in the United States.“Twenty years ago, the notion that the United States might abandon capital punishment was inconceivable,” Totonchi said. “In the past 10 years, however, we have witnessed a seismic shift in the opposite direction” with six states abandoning executing prisoners in the past six year.She said that despite Georgia’s “thirst for vengeance and our politicians’ tough-on-crime mantras, the tide is turning here as well.” Last year, Totonchi said, there were 35 executions in just seven states, the fewest number is 20 years.Shippen and Totonchi were joined at the press conference by representatives of the anti-death penalty group Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty GFADP), the Georgia Council for Developmental Disabilities and longtime death penalty opponent Sen. Vincent Fort of Atlanta.GFADP Chair Kathryn Hamoudah said, “Georgia’s legal system is once more bringing shame and embarrassment to our state by failing to protect those who are most vulnerable.“We continue to set the bar for the most inhumane and unjust practices,” Hamoudah said. “Without intervention by the Georgia General Assembly, Georgia will undoubtedly continue to execute people with intellectual disabilities.”Currently, no bills have been filed addressing the level of proof for establishing intellectual disability for death row inmates.An article on the lobby day by death-penalty opponents appeared in the Feb. 11 issue of the Athens Banner-Herald— Don Plummer is communications coordinator for community and media relations for the Diocese of Atlanta. Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Georgia activists ask for end to executions of intellectually disabled Diocese of Atlanta joins other death-penalty opponents lobbying legislators Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Don PlummerPosted Feb 11, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Autoworkers coordinate worldwide

first_imgMay Day in Sao Paolo, Brazil.Autoworkers around the globe, who work for General Motors, Ford, Fiat/Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroën, coordinated efforts on May Day. Their demands listed in their leaflets were for “no plant closings or cutbacks in workers’ rights, reduction of working hours with no loss of pay and save our environment from the profit system.” ( in Latin America, Europe and the U.S. carried posters with those slogans in their cities’ May Day actions. Autoworkers in all these countries are fighting mass layoffs and/or demands for huge concessions. For instance, German workers at the GM Opel plant in Bochum, protesting GM’s plan to close their plant in 2014, rejected a concessionary contract that would only keep their plant open another two years. In Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazilian GM workers, fighting mass layoffs and a possible plant closing, are in negotiations to save their jobs. The photo is of Brazilian autoworkers in Sao Paolo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

WWP election campaign fights for socialism

first_imgLamont Lilly in Detroit. Monica Moorehead in Buffalo, N.Y. The revolutionary socialist election campaign of Workers World Party candidates Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president is wrapping up as the Nov. 8 election approaches. But their message and program of struggle, fightback and overturning the capitalist system to end racism, poverty and war will continue.From California to Baltimore, Detroit to Standing Rock, N.D., upstate New York to Nogales, Ariz., and many other locations, Moorehead and Lilly have talked the talk and walked the walk for revolutionary socialism as the only answer to the problems facing the world’s working class and oppressed peoples, and that it won’t be won at the ballot box.The following paragraphs describe just a few of the the candidates’ campaign stops.The Malcolm X Library in San Diego was the scene of some serious political discussion on Oct. 16 as local activists shared ideas for fighting racism, police terror and capitalism with Workers World Party national candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly. Chairing the roundtable discussion was Gloria Verdieu of the San Diego Committee Against Police Brutality.A wide range of community members was present, including a teacher, students and community activists, several local leaders of the San Diego Black Panther Party, the San Diego Black Lives Matter movement, Justice4SD33 and the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and a representative of the Native American Rights Network.The Black Panthers were original members celebrating their 50th anniversary. They announced they are back and will be patrolling the streets of San Diego, feeding the homeless and coming to the aid of other organizations.The discussion included an array of social justice topics, from racism and police terror to freeing Leonard Peltier and supporting the Standing Rock anti-pipeline struggle. Also discussed was the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the need to defend it.Participants concluded by talking about solutions to Trump’s bigotry, racism and misogyny — including his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ hate — and Clinton’s pro-imperialist war, anti-Black and anti-working-class record.Publicizing the meeting with leaflets and posters inviting those who are “sick of both parties of war, racism and capitalism,” Workers World Party in Buffalo, N.Y., presented the national campaign of Black revolutionary socialists Moorehead and Lilly on Oct. 25. Moorehead spoke to an audience that included people taking a new look at socialism. There was intense interest and many questions, especially when Moorehead spoke about the struggle that’s ahead after the elections are over. The meeting was the inaugural event at Buffalo WWP’s spacious new meeting hall.In Philadelphia, a lively discussion with WWP vice-presidential candidate Lamont Lilly took place on Oct. 25. Pam Africa of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke about the struggle for clean water, food and air within a capitalist society that uses mass incarceration, and Deandra Jefferson of the Philly REAL Justice Coalition spoke about class oppression in a racist society. Lilly’s talk featured a back-and-forth discussion with the diverse audience about the repression of Indigenous nations at Standing Rock and the equally repressive government repression of the Black communities from Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia and beyond. Workers World Party organizer Mike Wilson moderated the panel.In Baltimore on Oct. 26, Moorehead and Lilly, along with Sharon Black, a candidate for president of the Baltimore City Council, were featured at a People’s Power Assembly and Workers World Party political forum. Also present was Nnamdi Scott of the People’s Progress Party (Uhuru), who is running for City Council in the 7th District in West Baltimore, the heart of the uprising after the police murder of Freddie Gray. Black and Scott have worked closely together in opposition to Democratic Party candidates who put the corporations and banks ahead of the needs of working people.Chairing the meeting was Andre Powell, a write-in candidate for mayor and a longtime WWP activist and union official. Powell pointed out how difficult and challenging it is to get a third party on the ballot in this country.In addressing police repression and brutality, Scott told the audience that oppressed people can have their own community police force that is responsible and held accountable by the community. Brian Joyner spoke of the need to bring political awareness to youth and break the school-to-prison pipeline.Sharon Black stated: “We are successful not only because people felt that we had a right to be on the ballot, but they signed our petition because they agreed with our program! When we went door to door, the oppressed community was appreciative of the fact that we reached out to them, when the other establishment candidates did not even bother to show their faces, other than an occasional ‘vote for me’ sign. Win or lose, we have already won the fight by reaching out to the people!”Finally, Moorehead and Lilly took the floor. Moorehead began by discussing the election and why WWP is running candidates. “What is most important in this election is what happens after the election. We have a 10-point program and view our campaign as educational with a message addressed to the most oppressed sector of the working class. We are exposing capitalism, which puts profits before people, in order to build for a socialist revolution in the U.S. The struggle has no borders, and we will fight on a worldwide scale to bring about that goal.”Comrade Lilly talked about how the elections are rigged. “They are rigged for the capitalist ruling class! As Malcolm X said, ‘The Republicans stab you with a 12-inch knife, and the Democrats pull it out six inches.’”  Lilly also addressed the crisis in health care and the all-out war against Black and Brown youth. He noted that “the uprising in Charlotte, which is the Wall Street of the South, was a rebellion against capitalist property, where the protestors targeted Wells Fargo, the Bank of America, and Duke Energy and not Black businesses, but the capitalist establishment itself.” He pointed out that because of this, key organizers of the protests have been targeted by the police.When Lamont Lilly spoke in Detroit on Oct. 29 the meeting hall was packed, mostly with revolutionary young people. The program was dubbed a “conversation” with the socialist candidate. The conversation started with talks by chair Joe Mchahwar, Martha Grevatt, Randi Nord and Abayomi Azikiwe, all members of Workers World Party. Topics included the U.S. war on Syria and Iraq, international union solidarity, the WWP national conference on Nov. 11-13 and the role of a revolutionary party in fighting imperialism.Lilly brought it all together, discussing Standing Rock, which he visited in solidarity with the Indigenous struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline; the rebellion in Baltimore; the Black Lives Matter movement; fighting racism and national oppression; and how the system needs to be destroyed root and branch. Audience members participated throughout the program with more discussion following Lilly’s talk. Earlier in the day, the candidate participated in a two-hour call-in radio show popular in the Black community.Ellie Dorritie, Carl Lewis, Zola Rices Muhammad and Joe Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stratasys Introduces Enterprise-Class Multi-Material Polyjet 3D Printer for Engineering Prototypes

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Calls for Tusla to have powers to close childcare facilities

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleFort George site must be maximised for benefit of region – SF DelegationNext articleDecline in Garda numbers blamed for fall in penalty points News Highland Pinterest Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter By News Highland – July 27, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for Tusla to have powers to close childcare facilities FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Fianna Fáil’s calling for Tusla to have powers to immediately close childcare facilities.It’s after the RTÉ Investigates documentary into Hyde and Seek’s creches in Dublin.Tusla says it needs more powers to protect children, and it will appear before the Oireachtas children’s committee next Wednesday.Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson for children, Anne Rabbitte, was among those who asked the Child and Family Agency to attend:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

PCHS mourns loss of beloved teacher

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits As the agriculture teacher, Roberson didn’t just teach students in the classroom. He taught them, and often their parents, in the red clay fields from one end of the county to the other.Bill Thompson said Roberson was a rather mature teacher when he had him for agriculture in the late 1930s.“But looking back on it, Mr. Roberson was only five years older than I was,” Thompson said. “He was as finer teacher as anyone could be and as finer man. I went to his 95th birthday celebration. I was 90 at the time. There was not as much age difference then as it was when he was the 22 year-old-teacher and I was the 17-year-old student.” Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Thompson and Robert Newman, both age 92, are the only students “of Mr. Roberson’s age” that are living today. However, any students who took agriculture from him, remember him as strict but fair.“For years at Pike County High School, ‘Mr. Roberson’ wielded the famous “Board of Education” to any student who dared to challenge the rules of the school,” said Frank Fryer.Bobby Bray also remembered the “board,” although neither he nor Fryer said they experienced it.“Mr. Roberson was a fine teacher. He was fair and we respected him,” Bray said. “He would give us a test and walk out of the room and not come back until we were finished. He could trust us because we had all kinds of respect for him.” PCHS mourns loss of beloved teacher You Might Like PCES teacher in ‘Sweet 16’ submitted photoMona Pop, teacher at PCES, was announced as one of the “Sweet 16” finalists for the 2015 Alabama Teacher… read more Bray said, when Roberson was assistant principal at PCHS, he once halted football practice when he thought the coach was “killing us all.”“Mr. Roberson taught us about farming and about carpentry and welding and about doing the right things,” Bray said.Johnny Wright knew Roberson as a student and than as a fellow teacher. He was principal of PCHS for five years before Roberson’s retirement.“What I can say about Kyle Roberson is that he was rock solid,” Wright said. “He was well respected by his students and in the community. He was good teacher and a noble and honorable man.”Fryer said Roberson was a close friend of both his dad and his mother.“I have know Kyle all my life,” Fryer said. “He was a solid, contributing citizen of Brundidge. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. He loved his church, Salem Baptist, and his family and community. He was a charter member of the Brundidge Lions Club and was a devoted member. He was a good friend to multiple generations in and around Brundidge.”Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said men like Kyle Roberson are the backbone of their communities.“Mr. Kyle served our kids and our community well,” Ramage said. “His impact will continue to be felt through those he influenced for nearly a century. He will be missed.” Sponsored Content Published 2:00 am Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Latest Stories Skip Roberson“Mr. Roberson” died Saturday at the young age of 97.Kyle Rober son taught agriculture at Pike County High School for more than four decades before his retirement in May 1980.For those 40-plus years, Roberson was a strong influence on the lives of young men who took agriculture at PCHS and on those in the far reaches of the Brundidge community. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more