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Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) 2019 abridged results.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
“Hendre has been chased and courted by several Premiership clubs but we are very pleased he has chosen Sale Sharks. We would like to thank Leeds Carnegie for their help in the transfer of Hendre. He is a great addition to our squad, a player whose work ethic is second to none. Hendre is a tough individual and will fit perfectly into our plans and what we are trying to achieve at the Sharks.”Hendre Fourie Age 31Height 1.83m (6ft)Weight 108kg (17st)Caps 6 FourieSale Sharks today announced the signing of England International Hendre Fourie from Leeds Carnegie on a two year deal. He will join for an undisclosed fee from Sale to Leeds.Fourie’s rise in the English game has been remarkable in that he arrived in the country in 2005 as a part time National League player and within five years he was an England International.Hendre played rugby in his native South Africa for Shimlas, Maties, University of Free State and The Vodacom Cheetahs before joining Rotherham Titans. He impressed in games against Leeds and signed for the Headingley based club in 2007. Since then he established himself as a top class player and also caught the attention of the England selectors who gave him a Saxons debut against Italy. He toured with England to Australia last summer and made his England debut last November against New Zealand as a replacement for Lewis Moody. He has so far gained six caps. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sharks Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said: BATH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Leeds player Hendre Fourie looks on during the AVIVA Premiership match between Bath and Leeds Carnegie at Recreation Ground on January 8, 2011 in Bath, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Bustling Burford: Rachael Burford enjoys being in the heart of the action, directing play LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The walkway that meanders around Twickenham Stadium is lined with a series of plaques. Carrying a name underneath a single red rose, they commemorate figures that have left their mark on English rugby.Outside the towering North Stand lies one such tile remembering Mick Burford, who represented Medway before spending over a decade as the Kent club’s treasurer and secretary. He may have died in January 2007 following a heart attack, but the former prop would be bursting with unbridled pride today.Selected in England Women’s 26-player squad for next month’s tournament in France, his daughter Rachael Burford is standing on the eve of her third World Cup. An unfussy inside centre, she oozes composure in both attack and defence. But while a calm, clinical edge sets her apart on the field, Burford has not forgotten the fundamental lessons ingrained by her father.“Dad was my rock,” she explains. “Whenever I played he’d be there, encouraging and making sure I enjoyed myself above anything. That’s what has kept me in the sport from the age of six.“I remember when I was 13 I got invited to an England training session all the way up at Leamington RFC. The whole way there I thought it was a joke that I’d been invited. He just gently convinced me otherwise.“We’re a close family and when he passed away it was a huge loss for all of us, but I knew he wouldn’t have wanted me to mope around. When I was hurting and missing him dearly, rugby kept me going because that was what I shared with him.”A teenage Burford made an England debut at the 2006 World Cup in Canada. Mick and mum Renata huddled in front of a grainy internet feed to watch her two games. Though Rachael never got to play an international with her father on the sidelines, progress has continued apace.Exactly 50 further appearances over the ensuing seven years mean Burford is one of 13 half-centurions in head coach Gary Street’s England party – one that has prepared for this coming mission over an unprecedented, exacting 11-week camp in Guildford.Sevens star: Burford in action against Australia on the sevens world seriesStuart Lancaster has addressed the group on the subject of team culture. Strength and conditioning coach Stuart Pickering is guiding a punishing schedule too. On the day I speak to Burford, she is two training sessions down with “rugby under fatigue” to go later – essentially a test of basic skills under a tsunami of lactic acid.Having lost the last three finals to New Zealand, most recently a soul-shattering 13-10 reverse in 2010, the group is united and driven by the pain of disappointment. Crucially though, they refused to be defined by it.Katherine Grainger, who racked up three consecutive Olympic silvers before rowing to glorious, cathartic gold at London 2012, has been another visitor to Surrey Sports Park. Burford wasn’t alone in feeling inspired, reinforcing Street’s assertion that “no team will want the World Cup more”.“Katherine’s story is so similar to ours,” she says. “It would have been easy for her to think ‘I know how this goes, I get silver again.’“Actually, it was all about the gold. She didn’t let go of her dream and dealt with her demons. The messages she gave us hit home – one step at a time, focus on the processes rather than the outcome. TAGS: Highlight England Women have never been better equipped to conquer the world. Burford possesses precisely the right kind of personality to set standards and ensure their lofty goal is met.Read our extensive Women’s World Cup preview in the August edition of Rugby World – out now! You can find out where to buy your copy here. Download the digital edition here. “It’s easy to get caught up in our rivalry with New Zealand, but we are only concentrating on Samoa in the first pool game.”England face Spain and Canada in Marcoussis after their opener against the Pacific Islanders on August 1. With Ireland and hosts France looking strong, the competition is far from a two-horse race. Not that Burford needs reminding.“It’s a case of staying in the moment, taking it all in,” adds the 27 year-old. “We’re only there for 17 days and a maximum of five games. Then it’s all over. We want to bring the World Cup home – that’s our goal.”For such a pivotal member of the England set-up, voted RPA Player of the Year for 2013 by her peers, Burford is fairly understated.There is a tenacious streak, of course – she spends spare time at Medway CrossFit and has battled back from knee cartilage damage sustained on sevens duty just this April. However, her game is characterised by accurate execution.Take England’s 35-3 win over Wales in March. Emily Scarratt bagged a brace of tries on the way to a 17-point performance that wowed the Twickenham Stoop. Burford was the real star, though. Without her decision-making and distribution amid some heavy midfield traffic, the scoreline would have been far tighter.The best sides often include one centre who shuns the limelight to knuckle down on the nuts and bolts of what makes their backline tick – hitting an unselfish running-line to straighten up an attack, nailing their two-on-ones, organising a defensive drift. Burford’s self-effacing opinion on her role in Street’s team sends her straight into that mould.“You can’t be predictable, but a big part of my game is doing the basics as best as I can. Sometimes it doesn’t need much to put people into space.“I’m not a line-breaker that can run 70 metres and score a try. Our back three and the likes of Emily Scarratt can do that. It’s about finding out what you can do to help the team and understanding each other.“We’re getting that right and that’s what will help us out in France.”
Education workers from across Florida gather at governor’s mansion in Tallahassee on Aug. 8, demanding online education for the duration of the pandemic.The main demand for the entire week was that schools return to virtual-only instruction for the duration of the pandemic. c.On Monday, Aug. 3, protests were held in solidarity with the National Day of Resistance (#demandsafeschools) called by the National Education Association and Democratic Socialists of America. On Aug. 4, there was a phone, email and Twitter zap to demand Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran remove their mandate that all students return to brick-and-mortar buildings five days a week for this school year.On Wednesday, Aug. 5, teachers and school staff wrote and shared their obituaries as a display of how the state government will harm education workers.School staff was encouraged to agitate their local county officials on Aug. 6. In Escambia County, where WWP-Central Gulf Coast and PSL-Central Gulf Coast are located, comrades spoke at the county commissioners meeting. Along with members of Escambia County Area Transportation Union, they demanded a countywide mask order for safety during the pandemic.On Friday, Aug. 7, school education workers took part in a social media blast to encourage everyone statewide to attend a protest to be held at the Florida governor’s mansion the following day.The Aug. 8 afternoon protest was the culmination of the six days of action, with about 60 people attending and with speakers from WWP, PSL, Democrat Socialists of America, Tallahassee Action Committee, Escambia County Teachers Union, Escambia County Education Support Union and Duval County Teachers Union.Grave stones were placed in front of the mansion to represent the students and teachers that Gov. DeSantis will kill with his bigoted ignorance. The rally ended with militant chants.Right-wing government attacks on schoolsSchool sessions can be conducted completely online, but the Florida state government is forcing schools to reopen face-to-face this fall. The only thing those in state power care about is the capitalist economy. To keep business running, they want to continue the illusion that “everything will be okay” and the virus will go away on its own.Meanwhile, workers are being pitted against each other and individuals are being blamed for the resurgence in COVID-19 cases. In reality, there should never have been any reopening of businesses and now certainly not a reopening of schools.Gov. DeSantis and Commission Corcoran’s mandate to force brick-and-mortar schools to open or lose funding is just one more item on a long list of attacks on public education that have hurt the state’s people, and especially oppressed people.There have been both federal and state education funding cuts over the past several decades. School funding based on income tax of neighborhoods around schools has ensured poor, predominantly Black neighborhood schools get the least amount of funding. More police in school and increased racist suspensions guarantee that more Black students are funneled into the school-to-prison pipeline or drop out of school entirely.Meanwhile, Florida government leaders have long been attacking public education in favor of for-profit education since public education doesn’t make money.Fight for safety guidelines to extend week of actionSchool teachers, staff and parents in Florida are demanding that no one return to school campuses until there are 14 days with no new COVID-19 cases in the state; that all students receive free food service, universal access to the internet and a computer for every student; that police on campus be defunded and that money be used for more counselors, nurses and adequate funding for all schools.The Florida left-coalition effort has also put forth other demands in support of the state’s education workers, students, parents and communities. These include strict social distancing laws everywhere; free health care for those who have COVID-19; cancelation and forgiveness of rents and mortgages; free food and cleaning supplies to households in need; hazard pay for essential workers; and free, widespread and quick testing.These supports are not in place because capitalist government is there to keep the for-profit economy going, not to keep people alive. Now people are going to be homeless when their rent is due and they can’t pay it. People are having to choose between their health and their jobs. The lives of student and school workers are at risk — for the sake of the capitalist economy.Students should not have to die for the economy. School workers should not have to die for the economy. School should be a place where you can hang out with your friends, share notes, supplies and ideas; laugh, hug and work together. School should be a safe place for all. That is not what will be happening.School reopening in Florida will be risking the health and safety of all people in the state.Paige is a Representative in the Educational Support Personnel Union in Florida. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Tallahassee, Fla.To protect school staff, bus drivers, students and parents during the COVID-19 crisis, Workers World Party-Central Gulf Coast and the Party for Socialism and Liberation-Central Gulf Coast teamed up to call “Six Days of Actions: Florida Fights Back!” across the state on Aug. 3-8.
India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media January 9, 2019 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Call for independent probe into tribal reporter’s murder in Jharkhand “He didn’t report any threat to us,” Video Volunteers founder Jessica Mayberry told RSF. “His reports were often on controversial topics, with apparently lots of visibility in the Hindi media.” Topno was a feisty reporter who was always ready to denounce abuses affecting his community, including illegal mining, trafficking in human beings, alcohol smuggling and ethnic discrimination. News When his body was found in the Ranchi neighbourhood of Doranda on 9 December, it bore two bullet wounds, one in the head and one in a shoulder, but no signs of a prior struggle, not even a scratch, and Topno’s money was even found on the body. In recent months, he had been covering the “Pathalgadi” movement, in which Adivasi have been erecting large stone slabs at the entrance to their villages inscribed with the articles of the Indian constitution that accord special privileges to the “Scheduled Tribes.” These articles are routinely violated and, in Topno’s district, Khunti, the violations increased after gold was discovered there, fuelling local authority interest, Bara told RSF. News RSF issued an “incident report” in July about the threats to India’s position in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, in which it is currently ranked 138th out of 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Indian authorities to set up an independent enquiry into the murder of Amit Topno, a tribal community reporter in the eastern state Jharkhand, because the local police investigation has stalled. Topno’s body was found at the side of a road in Ranchi, the state’s capital, exactly one month ago today. Help by sharing this information “Either the police are not competent enough or they don’t want to say,” said Deepak Bara, the coordinator of the Video Volunteers participative website in Jharkhand, with which Topno had collaborated for a long time, as well as being the Khunti correspondent for NewsCode and OK Times. “Amit Topno’s reporting clearly annoyed certain people and, in the absence of any other motive, it is time that investigators focused on the hypothesis that his murder was linked to his work as a journalist,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more “In view of the lack of action by the local police, we call on the Indian authorities to immediately appoint a special team to carry out an independent investigation and identify those responsible for this despicable crime as soon as possible.” Sensitive subjects RSF_en IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Dangerous truth? Follow the news on India Just six weeks before Topno’s murder, Chandan Tiwari, a journalist based in Chatra, a district in the north of Jharkhand state, was beaten to death after covering a local case of corruption. The sensitive stories covered by Topno included the growing conflicts with the local authorities resulting from emancipation movements within the Adivasi minority and their attempts to assert their special rights under their “Scheduled Tribes” status, which is supposed to help them combat discrimination. “The police told the victims not to talk to NGOs and journalists,” Bara said. “Amit thought this gang-rape incident was a conspiracy by the local government to crackdown on the Pathalgadi movement.” Did Topno get too close to a dangerous truth? Only a fully independent investigation could resolve the suspicions surrounding this case. News Screenshot of a report by Amit Topno (photo: Video Volunteers – RSF). News Topno and Bara had covered an alleged gang-rape in Khunti in June 2018, for which the police immediately arrested several Pathalgadi movement leaders although there was no evidence against them. June 10, 2021 Find out more A Doranda police station representative said at the time it looked like a “premeditated murder.” When contacted a month later by RSF, the Ranchi police superintendent had nothing to add. “We don’t have any leads on the case,” he said. “His phone, his car and his ID are still missing.” A member of India’s Adivasi (indigenous peoples), Amit Topno was from Khunti, a district 40 km south of Ranchi, where he covered his Adivasi community’s resistance against abuses and exploitation by the local authorities and businessmen. Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Receive email alerts March 3, 2021 Find out more
Home » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Former big agency MD reveals why he’s embraced hubs previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Former big agency MD reveals why he’s embraced hubsChris Nathan tells The Negotiator why he quit as MD of Cubitt & West and is now setting up his own agency.Nigel Lewis22nd October 201901,199 Views Chris Nathan, the former managing director of 14-branch South of England estate agency Cubitt & West, has taken the plunge and started up his own business in the commuter town of Reigate.That’s not unusual – dozens of independents start up across the UK every year – but Hound & Porter is unique in the area because Nathan has embraced a hybrid model and eschewed a high street branch for a hub.In an exclusive interview, Nathan has told The Negotiator why he left Cubitt & West and why he thinks the high street has a limited future for estate agents.“I loved my time at Cubitt & West but during the final three years the vision of estate agency was different in my head to everybody else’s within the Arun Group,” he says.“The culture had become more corporate and all the brand colour schemes were brought into line rather than being different for the five brands within its portfolio, but it stripped the identity out of the business I was running.“I had told them several years ago that estate agency was changing and that it was all about online presence and tech, but they weren’t listening.“I decided to go it alone and launched Hound & Porter two weeks ago – I’m 52 but still feel 22 so retiring wasn’t on the cards. I enjoy the work of estate agency and missed working on the coal face.”Nathan says research he did while working at 14-branch Cubitt & West revealed that 91% of its sales leads came through the internet or via telephone, so chose to adopt a hybrid model for his new business.“I’m offering all the services of a traditional agency such as accompanied viewings but no shop front,” he says.“Instead I’ve got an office right in the centre of Reigate town centre where customers can visit us; and we also operate business hours that are useful to our customers not us, so we do valuations on Sundays, for example.“I have a three-and-a-half year plan for Hound & Porter to grow the business in Reigate and then franchise it.“I’ve seen what some estate agents get up to so the business is built on honesty, integrity and transparency. It’s going well and we’ve got our first instructions, but we’ve got a long way to go yet.”Read more about hubs. October 22, 2019Nigel 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
View post tag: officials Share this article March 3, 2015 View post tag: Malaysian Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Feb. 27.Participants were given the opportunity to embark Bonhomme Richard via an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, tour the spaces and view the ship’s capabilities, observe a UH-1Y Huey Venom helicopter live-fire demonstration and a Marine raid force demonstration.This visit marks the first port visit of a big deck amphibious ship to Malaysia in two years. The visit’s purpose is meant to develop relations between the United States and Malaysian governments by both countries conducting military training together.[mappress mapid=”15276″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: board View post tag: asia Back to overview,Home naval-today Malaysian Officials Board USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Navy Malaysian Officials Board USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard
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