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PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgPG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfilePG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited manufactures and sells a range of products through three subsidiaries; PG Merchandising, Zimtile and PG Glass. Its merchandising division has expanded over the years to include timber boards, hardware, plumbing, and wood and glass value-added products. Zimtile is the leading manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles in Zimbabwe, aswell as pavers and bricks. PG Glass manufactures and markets glass installation solutions for residential and commercial building projects, and offers a repair, replacement and installation service to the automotive industry. PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Ltd. has an international footprint; exporting its products to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the DRC. Established in 1948 the company was recently acquired by a Mauritius-based company, Dewei Investments. PG Industries is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Champions Cup: Stade Francais backrow Jono Ross has Leicester in his sights

first_imgWhile they are struggling in the Top 14, reigning champs Stade Francais are hoping to upset the Welford Road faithful says Stade Francais No 8 Jono Ross TAGS: Leicester Tigers For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happier times: Stade Francais’ form has deserted them in the Top 14RW: Why have Stade Francais performed better in the Champions Cup this season?JR: Most of us hadn’t played in the competition so qualifying for the Champions Cup was a massive achievement for a lot of players. The guys have been very worked up for each match. I wouldn’t say we feel under less pressure than we do in the Top 14 but obviously relegation has been in the backs of our minds and maybe our confidence has been lower in the league.RW: How do you assess Leicester?JR: They’re an all-round quality side. They have a great set-piece with Dan Cole and Marcos Ayerza really good at scrum time, and their line-out functions well. They also have good ball players in the backline who can score good tries. One guy there [in the Leicester squad] is a good friend of mine, Mike Williams, and so I know it’s a tough place to be a part of it and that helps them a lot come game-time because they’re a tough side to play against.Platform: Dan Cole is one of the Leicester forwards Ross ratesRW: One of the tries of this season’s Champions Cup was scored by 20-year-old Stade flanker Sekou Macalou. How do you rate him?JR: He’s a massive talent, as he showed with that wonderful try against Munster. He’s still a bit raw and has a lot to learn…but he has all the attributes to be a world-class player and some of his scores in the gym are through the roof. But it’s now up to him to put his head down, work really hard and learn off some of the world-class loose forwards we have at Stade Francais, like Sergio Parisse, Antoine Burban and Willem Alberts.RW: Have you been picking the brains of Sergio and the other international players?JR:Yes. It’s been great to mix with all of these guys, share different views and ideas, and learn from each other. We have different strengths and weaknesses but by pooling our resources we can bring out the best in each other and that’s only going to be beneficial to the club.RW: Do you still dream of playing for the Springboks?JR: Like most boys growing up in South Africa I dreamt of playing for the Boks but when I came to France I left those dreams behind. Now I just try and perform every week for Stade and make the most of living in Paris.Familiar faces: Ross plays alongside Springbok backrow Willem AlbertsRW: For once Leicester Tigers have been overshadowed by the city’s football team. Do you know why?JR: Yes, I follow the Premier League. I’ve actually been to watch a few games, including Chelsea and Manchester United. It’s amazing what Leicester have done in the space of 12 months, from being threatened with relegation to where they are now. No one can really explain it but I think it’s always great in professional sport to see an underdog doing well. Thriving: Jono Ross has been a hit with the Stade Francais supporters From Blue Bull to Paris pink, South Africa loose forward Jono Ross recently signed a new deal with Stade Francais that will keep him at the club until 2020, having initially arrived in the French capital in 2014 as a medical joker for David Lyons. On the eve of their trip to Leicester to tackle the Tigers in the Champions Cup quarter-final clash, the 25-year-old Ross spoke to Rugby World about what’s gone wrong with the Top 14 champions this season and what hope they have of causing an upset at Welford Road. Rugby World: Was it an easy decision to extend your Stade Francais contract?Jono Ross: Yes. I’m really happy at the club. I’ve found a place where I can be myself and I think that in the last 18 months I’ve played the best rugby of my life.RW: Did any South Africans sides express an interest in bringing you home?JR: I didn’t have any offers from South Africa. I had some interest from clubs in the UK, and being English qualified I took that into consideration, but I’m really happy with the set-up at Stade Francais.RW: What’s your English connection?JR: My grandmother is English, but obviously at the moment England have a really good back-row and for me it would be difficult to go somewhere in the hope that maybe I would get a cap.Power-play: Jono Ross was a big ball-carrier for the BluesRW: Why have you played your best rugby since arriving in France?JR: When Gonzalo Quesada [Stade Francais director of rugby] contacted me I felt really wanted. He liked me as a player and gave me the freedom and confidence to play as I want to do. That’s been key for me, and it feels like I’ve found a rhythm and a home here in Paris.RW: How do you find the anonymity of Paris compared to Pretoria?JR: I left the Bulls in a difficult circumstances because I was under a lot of pressure and taking lot of flak during the time I was captain. Pretoria is small place, rugby mad, and to be honest coming to Paris has been a breath of fresh air. I can go out with my girlfriend to a coffee shop without being noticed, and there’s also the opportunities to go travelling within Europe. We love Paris, particularly at this time of year.RW: How do explain Stade Francais going from champions last season to relegation contenders this year?JR: The World Cup was difficult for the club. We won just one game in that period, which was a bang to our confidence, and we’ve struggled ever since. Then we lost more key players during the Six Nations. But they shouldn’t be used as excuses. At the end of the day the fault lies we us, the players, because we just haven’t been good enough.last_img read more

Organize for people’s power

first_imgLarry HalesWW photo: Larry HalesExcerpts from the Nov. 17 talk given by Larry Hales, WW contributing editor and People’s Power Assemblies Movement organizer, at the Workers World Party Nov. 17-18 conference in New York. As we talk about the perspective and the importance of People’s Power, we can go back to 2006 and the most recent and dynamic general strike this country has ever seen when immigrant workers went out unafraid and shut the entire country down.If you look at the response to the mass incarceration of people of color — particularly Black people who rose up because of the case of the Jena 6 in Louisiana and what happened when Trayvon Martin was shot down and the person who shot him was free to roam the streets for over 40 days — hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets. And it wasn’t just these particular cases. These cases were a catalyst of this mass explosion.Occupy Wall Street actually pointed a finger right into the ruling class of this country, threw off the shroud and said we will go where you don’t expect us to go and where you will feel the most uncomfortable. So they took the struggle right down to Wall Street.They pointed a finger at capitalism as the fundamental problem of global ­society.These events are a response to Western world imperialism at this stage of a very profound and intractable crisis of the capitalist system.How can we build on the Occupy Wall Street movement? How can we build on the siege of the Capitol in Wisconsin? How can we begin to embolden and push the working class forward facing the austerity measures that are known as the “fiscal cliff”?The program the ruling class is going to push on the working class is austerity. The corporate bosses want to ramp up austerity to the levels we are seeing in Europe right now. The U.S. is moving quickly to that level — and it is permanent.Wall Street got a blank check. The capitalist state went to them and said, “You just tell us how much you need. We’ll sign our name to it. You write in the amount.” And that is exactly what they did.We got more repression and oppression. We got cutbacks to all the vital social services we won through struggle. That is what we got and there is more coming down the pike.If you voted for Obama, that’s okay, especially if you are an oppressed person, with all the racism that was in the mainstream media calling him a welfare president.But once you pull that lever, the fundamental contradictions in society continue to exist. They don’t go away by pulling a lever. They go away by fighting in the streets and struggling.We must begin the struggle for people’s powerThe only way we are actually going to build equality in this society — the only way we are going to build a society based on solidarity instead of profit — is to begin the struggle for power. That is why we have been talking about People’s Power Assemblies.The U.S. imperialist ruling class wants to maintain the status quo — that is what the government is there for. The bosses will send their cops against strikes and people who mobilize in the streets to fight for their needs.We have to elect a new power. We have to show people and build confidence in their ability to fight. If you have a next-door neighbor who has been paying on a house for 30 or 40 years, and the sheriff shows up at their door saying the bank has foreclosed, the only way you can stop that from happening is to join with that neighbor of yours and you take over that home.If the city is closing a school because government officials say they no longer have the money to keep it open, then you join with the teachers, students and family members and say, “We will not let you close and foreclose on these children’s education.”If a victim of police brutality is ignored by the city council and no one in the so-called halls of justice is paying any attention to them, you erect the type of organization that is designed to and will help them raise struggle. That is what organizers have done in Baltimore.Over time this builds confidence in people, not just in the individual ability to struggle, but in their neighbors and in the organization itself.It is time for us to make it very clear that things are only going to get worse. And the only way we can stop things from getting worse — the only way we can win a society that we dream for, not only for ourselves, but for our children and our grandchildren and the children that we don’t know, not only here but around the world — is to overthrow this brutal system.We start organizing in the streets and we build that type of organization. As soon as we get to that point at our local level, at our street level, at the block level — we take it to the seat of power in this country; we take it to Washington, D.C. We erect the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King. We go there and we shut Washington, D.C., down and refuse to leave until our demands are met.All power to the people! 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Death threats against investigative TV reporter

first_img to go further June 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against investigative TV reporter Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina RSF_en KosovoEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts August 18, 2017 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the aggressive campaign that several news media have been waging in the past few days against “Life in Kosovo,” an investigative programme broadcast by public TV service RTK, and the programme’s presenter, Jeta Xharra, who has received death threats.The campaign started after a Life in Kosovo report about alleged atrocities by the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) during the 1998-99 Kosovo War. A Life in Kosovo crew was also expelled from the municipality of Skenderaj (in the central Drenica region) while preparing a report there.The smear campaign intensified after a programme about press freedom in Kosovo on 28 May that described how the government used its advertising to influence the media. Xharra also referred to recent dismissals of journalists regarded as critical of the authorities.The campaign is being led by the tabloid newspaper Infopress, which accuses Life in Kosovo of denigrating Drenica, claims that Xharra is a Serbian spy and is demanding the programme’s withdrawal. The newspaper has also repeatedly published threatening letters from readers, thereby endorsing their content. “Jeta is exposing herself to the possibility of a short life,” an Infopress journalist wrote on 4 June.“This behaviour by Infopress is appalling and dangerous,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The death threats being expressed in the newspaper are endangering the lives of this programme’s journalists. Infopress has strayed far beyond the boundaries of news and information. It is guilty of unacceptable editorial practices.“We appeal to the journalist community in Kosovo to find a solution to this crisis and thereby demonstrate that it can regulate itself and avoid regrettable excesses. We also urge the authorities to carry out an investigation to identify those who made death threats against the Life in Kosovo staff.“Finally, we call on the European institutions present in Kosovo to pursue their efforts to guarantee a positive environment for Kosovar journalists.” June 29, 2020 Find out more KosovoEurope – Central Asia center_img News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Follow the news on Kosovo Help by sharing this information June 14, 2018 Find out more Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia Organisation News Newslast_img read more

One dead, five others shot at graduation party in Philadelphia

first_imgTheaDesign/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — One person is dead and five others were shot at a graduation party Sunday night in Philadelphia.The victims include three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, a 16-year-old girl and two men, ages 21 and 24. Earlier, police reported eight total people had been shot, not six. The teens all were shot in their legs and last listed in stable condition, while the 21-year-old was shot in his arm and also listed as stable, police said.The 24-year-old man was shot in his back and pronounced dead at the hospital. He has not been identified.Several unrelated shootings happened around the same time, police said, and other gunshot victims at the hospital had been linked to this shooting.Authorities are investigating further and are still in search of a suspect. No motive has been determined. No arrests have been made. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Michigan judge sides with governor in lawsuit over coronavirus shelter-in-place order

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(DETROIT) — A Michigan judge sided with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday in a lawsuit filed against her shelter-in-place order and denied the plaintiffs an injunction.Court of Claims Judge Christopher M. Murray ruled said Steve Martinko and other plaintiffs’ claims that the order infringed on their constitutional rights were not strong due to the severity of the pandemic. A preliminary injunction of the governor’s order, which has been in effect since March 24, “would not serve the public interest, despite the temporary harm to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.”“Although the Court is painfully aware of the difficulties of living under the restrictions of these executive orders, those difficulties are temporary, while to those who contract the virus and cannot recover (and to their family members and friends), it is all too permanent,” he wrote in the court order.As of Thursday, Michigan has 40,399 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,670 related deaths, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.In recent weeks, Whitmer has been the target of rallies who have held protests outside the state capitol demanding that she lift the order and reopen the economy. Whitmer has repeatedly said she is following the guidance of her health officials and will push for social distancing until the pandemic is over.The plaintiffs claimed that the Emergency Management Act, which extends Whitmer’s powers during a state of emergency, is “an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power,” however, the judge ruled that the act has clear distinct rules and procedures for declining a state of emergency.Representatives for the plaintiffs could not be reached for immediate comment. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said she was pleased with the decision.“This pandemic has already taken more than 3,600 lives in Michigan and many more around the world,” she said in a statement. “The primary goal of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order has always been to protect human life.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR manager in sex bias tribunal

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR manager in sex bias tribunalOn 21 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today A pregnant HR manager was forced out of her £50,000-a-year job after beingtold she would not be able to juggle a career with two children, it was allegedat a tribunal last week.Jacqueline Blanchfield, 34, who worked for American fund management companyWestern Asset Global Management for 10 years, headed its British HR operation.The company is contesting her claim for constructive dismissal and sexualdiscrimination.Blanchfield told the tribunal she was alarmed by the reaction of managerGavin James when she announced she was pregnant. She said, “Gavin made acomment to the effect that I would not be able to perform my job with twochildren.”She said James later suggested the firm might pay a settlement if sheresigned, and she was offered £10,000 with the possibility of negotiating afurther £3,000.David Griffiths-Jones, for the company, said, “It is not sexdiscrimination to state a woman will find it difficult to balance a family anda career – it shows insight.”He said Blanchfield only lodged her claim because she was insulted by the£13,000 settlement.Judgement was reserved.last_img read more

Graduates favour financial services

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Graduates favour financial servicesOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Auditors, consultants and other financial service companies have dominated apoll of the 200 most attractive graduate employers. Ernst & Young topped the list, with 24 per cent of graduates surveyedidentifying the company as the most attractive place to work, with IBM and itsconsulting arm coming a close second with 23 per cent. The survey, conducted by student organisation AIESEC and Topcareers, invited16,000 students from 40 major UK universities to rate employers. Banking andfinancial services took places in the top 25. The BBC was the most popular media company in 12th position with 17 percent, followed by Channel 4 with 14 per cent, and Sky TV with 10 per cent. The highest rated government department was the Foreign and CommonwealthOffice in 32nd place with 11 per cent, followed by the Civil Service FastStream in 63rd place, with 7 per cent. However, the majority of those surveyed studied finance (28 per cent),engineering (16 per cent), and physical sciences (10 per cent). Ben Sowter, president of AIESEC, said the survey illustrated a developingrange of student career aspirations. “This research demonstrates thediversity of interests among today’s graduates,” he said. www.topcareers.netGraduates’ Top 10 employers1.         Ernst& Young2.         IBM/IBMConsulting3.         Morgan Stanley4.         Goldman Sachs5.         Deutsche Bank6.         PriceWaterhouseCoopers7.         Accenture8.         Andersen9.         Deloitte10.       Investec Bank Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Government joins Amicus in fight against bullying in workplace

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Government joins Amicus in fight against bullying in workplaceOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Government has linked up with trade union Amicus to launch what has beenbilled as the world’s largest project to stamp out bullying and discriminationin the workplace. Amicus, with the backing of the Department of Trade and Industry, will workwith employers to develop practical guidance on tackling bullying. The £1.8m project will help train employees as counsellors and bullyinginvestigators, devise and promote a voluntary charter on ‘dignity at work’,produce a benchmarking tool and publish a ‘ban bullying’ pack. last_img

Court Denies Motions Attacking Jury Verdict For Worker In Wage Suit

first_imgCourt Denies Motions Attacking Jury Verdict For Worker In Wage SuitOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA divided Indiana Supreme Court has denied transfer to a Clark County custody case, though two justices suggested transfer was warranted because the Indiana Court of Appeals improperly reweighed evidence to reach its September decision.While the majority voted to deny transfer to Carl Wayne Montgomery v. Patricia Ann Montgomery, 10A01-1511-DR-1910, in a dissenting opinion handed down in a Thursday order, Justice Steve David, joined by Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is not permissible at the appellate level.“It is not enough that the evidence might have supported a different conclusion; to reverse the trial court, the evidence must lead to but one conclusion,” David wrote.In its September decision, the Court of Appeals reversed a Clark Circuit Court decision to modify a custody order placing A.M. in the primary physical custody of her mother, Patricia Montgomery. A.M. had previously been in the custody of her father, Carl Montgomery, who accused his ex-wife’s boyfriend of repeatedly abusing A.M.In its reversal, the appellate court wrote that although there was evidence that Carl Montgomery had attempted to interfere with Patricia Montgomery’s parenting time, such interference did not warrant the revocation of the father’s primary physical custody of A.M. But in the dissent, David wrote that the Clark Circuit Court’s finding that Carl Montgomery was attempting to interfere with his ex-wife’s parenting time was supported by the facts presented to the trial court, thus warranting the modification of the custody agreement in Patricia Montgomery’s favor.Specifically, David wrote that Carl Montgomery’s allegations about abuse at the hands of Patricia Montgomery’s new boyfriend were fabrications that he repeated three times during court proceedings and that as a result of those allegations, A.M. missed at least five weeks of parenting time with her mother in 2013.Further, because it is in a child’s best interest to have significant time with both of their parents and because one parent’s continual interference with the other’s parenting time can establish a substantial change in the parties’ interrelationship, a modification of the custody order to award Patricia Montgomery primary physical custody of her daughter was warranted, David wrote.“The evidence here supports a finding that Father deliberately tried to interfere with Mother’s parenting time and successfully frustrated her attempts to exercise parenting time with A.M., thus a substantial change occurred,” the justice said.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more