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ASO Savings and Loans Plc ( HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgASO Savings and Loans Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about ASO Savings and Loans Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ASO Savings and Loans Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ASO Savings and Loans Plc (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileASO Savings and Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing mortgage banking products and services. The company also offers a range of transactional accounts, fixed deposits and financial loans as well as e-banking solutions such as mobile and desktop banking. Real estate investment banking products and services offered by ASO Savings and Loans includes residential and commercial real estate finance, loan syndication and structuring, financial advisory and integrated financing. The company offers services related to deal underwriting, lease documents analysis and business plan modeling. ASO Savings and Loans has delivered social mortgages to beneficiaries under the National Housing Fund Scheme and directly developed five housing estates around Abuja. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. ASO Savings and Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Proplastics Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgProplastics Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Proplastics Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Proplastics Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Proplastics Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileProplastics Limited manufactures and markets plastic pipes and fittings, specialising in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) pipes and related fittings. The pipes and fittings are manufactured for various applications in irrigation, water and sewer reticulation, mining, telecommunications and building construction. Proflo is responsible for the supply of PVC pressure pipes and fittings, and polyethylene pipes and fittings, which includes injection molded fittings, fabricated fittings and ball valves. Prodrain supplies sewer pipes and fittings, soil vent and waste pipes and fittings, borehole casings, electrical conducts and cable ducting and gutter systems for rain water. Proplastics Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why Exeter Chiefs are crucial to England’s future

first_imgExeter Chiefs have continually impressed in the top flight, so will England make the most of their talented players and coaches? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS While Leicester’s win in football’s Premier League has dominated the news agenda, there has been something going on in Devon for years now, which will serve the England rugby team well for ages. Or at least it should do.If you are not already a fully paid-up member of the Chiefs Tribe then it is a shade of odds-on that your second favourite team in the Aviva Premiership hails from Exeter. Like Leicester City, who have just battered down the barricades of football’s elite and become the second result everyone looks for, Exeter have smashed the established order. We don’t know if Claudio Ranieri’s men are here to stay but the Chiefs certainly are.Ranieri will never get the England job but if Rob Baxter, who has performed miracles at Exeter, does not get a crack at it one day there is something seriously wrong.When they first arrived in the upper echelon of English rugby in 2010, Exeter were expected to go straight back down with a patronising wave from the big boys after they had been well and truly put in their place. But, six years later, they are still about and you will never get 5,000-1 on them winning the Premiership. You can’t even get 5-1 on them winning this time around.Smooth operator: Rob Baxter has guided Exeter’s rise superbly. Photo: Getty ImagesIn between times they’ve got better every year. They got into Europe’s top competition in 2012, won an LV= Cup in 2014, made the knockout stages of the Champions Cup this year and are now in the Premiership play-offs for the first time. Tony Rowe, the Exeter chairman, thinks his side will win the title sooner or later. It may not be this year but it is not a million years away.Off the field they are turning a profit, staged World Cup matches at Sandy Park and have one of the slickest, and most open, media operations going where almost nothing seems to be too much trouble. They turn up on time for press sessions. It will never catch on.And they like a beer at the right time, too, which in this sanitised age is no bad thing. In fact, Baxter has been known to take his squad away to places like Benidorm to blow the froth off a couple as he reckons that is one of the best ways to get new recruits introduced to the rest of the group. And you wouldn’t mind a seat on the team bus on the way home after a decent away win or even a defeat.Baxter says: “We are a bit beyond the lads getting on the smash every Saturday, but we know when to enjoy ourselves and that’s really important.”Try machine: Thomas Waldrom tops the charts with 13 league tries so far this season. Photo: Getty ImagesThat is all very nice, and one up for the old school, but none of this really helps you play rugby though, and Exeter can really play rugby. Wasps have been on the up-and-up this season and knocked the Chiefs out of the Champions Cup in the game of the tournament so far at the quarter-final stage. Wasps won that heart-stopper 25-24 thanks to Jimmy Gopperth’s late conversion and you would have given them more than half a chance in the recent sold-out Premiership game in Devon.But Exeter routed them 24-3 at a ground where they have only been beaten once since January 2015, and that was by Saracens. Wasps hardly got a sniff all day as the Chiefs put them through the mincer – and they will be doing it to other teams for a long time to come.From Rowe downwards through Baxter and his assistant coaches to the support staff and the people who work in the club office, Exeter are ten out of ten material – they have just won the A League as well. No wonder players want to join them.Thomas Waldrom has been rejuvenated since his move from Leicester – he admitted Baxter buying him a chocolate muffin in a motorway service station when they were discussing his shift to the West Country tempted him. Geoff Parling and Julian Salvi have both been around the block and saw something they liked down Sandy Park way. And now the rest of the rugby world like what they see.Country’s call: Henry Slade in action at RWC 2015 – will we see Exeter coaches donning the rose too? Photo: Getty ImagesBut Exeter are not just a bunch of old lags. Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all come through the system and been capped by England, and it would not be a shock if Dave Ewers got the nod from Eddie Jones to tour Australia in the summer too.It is just a shame that Baxter will not be down there as well in some capacity. He was a roaring success when he did a shift as forwards coach on England’s tour to Argentina in 2013 but he has also decided the Saxons gig in South Africa this summer is not for him. Leap of faith: Jack Nowell celebrates his try in Exeter’s 24-3 win over Wasps. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Exeter Chiefs Jones says it is part of his remit to leave the England job in the hands of English coaches when he passes over the reins in 2019. He’s got a few into the system but Baxter would be this reporter’s pick to head up the whole thing when the Australian finally fulfils his promise to head off to Barbados and watch cricket. And you won’t get 5,000-1 on that.Read an exclusive interview with Exeter lock Geoff Parling in the current issue of Rugby World ­and for the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Federal court wants to violate “basic right” of journalists to protect their sources

first_img Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information CanadaAmericas January 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Federal court wants to violate “basic right” of journalists to protect their sources to go further Receive email alerts News CanadaAmericas November 19, 2020 Find out more News “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” News Reporters Without Borders voices its support for Joël-Denis Bellavance and Gilles Toupin, two journalists employed by the Montreal-based La Presse daily who were ordered by a federal court on 18 January to name the source of a leak at the request of a terrorism suspect. The confidentiality of journalists’ sources has already been dealt setbacks in Canada and this ruling could have major additional impact. January 15, 2021 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Follow the news on Canada Reporters Without Borders condemns a Montreal federal court ruling on 18 January ordering two journalists employed by the French-language daily La Presse, Joël-Denis Bellavance and Gilles Toupin, to identify the source of a leak at the request of Ardil Charkaoui, a terrorism suspect who was the subject of the leak. The newspaper is planning to appeal.“It is quite surprising that the ‘basic rights’ of a person suspected of terrorism are being used as grounds to violate the basic right of journalists to protect their sources,” the press freedom organisation said. “While agreeing to Charkaoui’s request, the court cannot easily deny that it also wants to know the name of the journalists’ source. The judicial system has only itself to blame if it did not comply with a legal requirement to notify Charkaoui of the information concerning him.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The press cannot be held responsible for an error of judicial procedure. This is not the first time that the confidentiality of journalists’ sources has been threatened in Canada. This federal court decision could have a lasting impact on the future of press freedom.”The Montreal court ordered Bellavance and Toupin to reveal the source of a classified document from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) accusing Charkaoui, a 34-year-old Moroccan, of being an “Al-Qaeda sleeper agent” who received military and theological training in Afghanistan in 1998 and discussed hijacking a plane in Montreal with two other people in June 2000. The two journalists reported the content of the leaked document in the Montreal-based La Presse on 22 June 2007 and the report was picked by Le Droit, a French-language daily based in Ottawa.Arrested in May 2003, Charkaoui was held under a “security certificate” under which anyone suspected of jeopardising Canada’s security can be held for an extended period or deported. A court ordered his conditional release in 2005 subject to his wearing an electronic bracelet. His lawyers say he was never notified of the classified information that justified his security certificate, as the law requires. It was on these grounds that his lawyers asked federal judge Simon Noël to obtain the journalists’ source.Bellavance and Toupin said they spoke to Charkaoui by telephone before writing their story but denied telling him that a retired CSIS official leaked the document to them. According to Canadian press reports, the confidential CSIS document was addressed to several federal ministries and to foreign intelligence agencies.Photo : Joël-Denis Bellavance Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sen. Anthony Portantino Introduces Bill to Start the School Day Later

first_imgEducation Sen. Anthony Portantino Introduces Bill to Start the School Day Later New Start Time Embraces Overwhelming Research for Student Success and Well-Being Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 2:37 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Business News Today, Senator Anthony Portantino introduced SB 328 which will require California school districts to start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 am.Every year we discuss as parents, educators, and legislators, best practices and interests of the children and education? Well data is clear; starting the school day later improves the quality of education, health and welfare of our children. So let’s do it” said Sen. Portantino.”In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) issued a policy statement advising school districts to change the school day start time to no earlier than 8:30 am, specifically for middle schools and high schools. Studies have confirmed that insufficient sleep in teenage adolescents poses a public health risk and has an adverse effect on academic success.According to the APA, reports on school districts who have adopted this policy have found increased attendance rates, grade point averages, state assessment scores, college admission test scores, student attention, and student and family interaction. Additionally, studies also found decreases in student involved car accidents, disciplinary actions, and decrease in student sleeping during lectures.Currently, California has over 3 million public middle and high school students. The average school day start time for these students is 8:07 am according to the Center for Disease and Control. California school districts would benefit with later school day start times as funding is tied to attendance. The Los Angeles Unified School District estimated by improving the current attendance rate by just 1%, the district would gain an additional $40 million per year which could be re-invested in California student’s educational growth. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cloudreach Launches DevOps as a Service to Provide Flexible Support for Organizations Driving IT…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 WhatsApp NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Cloudreach, the leading independent multi-cloud services company, today announced the launch of Cloudreach DevOps as a Service. This new offering combines Cloudreach development and operations, making them available ‘as a Service’ via a simple and flexible subscription model. DevOps as a Service is the first of its kind in the market, and fundamentally changes how cloud IT services are consumed to make it easy for enterprises to adopt cloud native technologies and practices. Dave Chapman, Head of Strategy and Professional Services at Cloudreach, said: “Cloudreach DevOps as a Service brings a DevOps and cloud engineering skill set to any enterprise, whether they are new to the cloud or far along their modernization journey. Companies that undergo cloud transformation are better able to adapt to disruption, explore and innovate faster. This service helps technology leaders get the right skills in place, at the right time, and scale up and down to suit their changing requirements.” Cloud acceleration DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations, removing the barriers between these traditionally siloed teams. Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams work together across the entire software application life cycle, from development and test through deployment to operations. More than a decade after the introduction of cloud computing, many enterprises still find themselves suffering from the symptoms of legacy IT and legacy partners. Cloudreach DevOps as a Service makes cloud outsourcing easy by providing flexible engineering squads as a monthly subscription service. The new offering is designed to help technology leaders accelerate their cloud initiatives, embrace true DevOps within their teams, and help their organizations become more cloud native. Cloudreach DevOps as a Service provides a core DevOps team that can be augmented to perform architecture, platform development, data engineering, application UX and product management roles, all as a unified service. As business priorities or backlogs change, the flexible nature of the service means customers can swap out squad members and scale the team up and down as needed, within a single statement of work. The minimum squad size includes two resources and 80 hours per month, with a minimum contract commitment of three months. Cloudreach squads have a radical focus on trend improvement and platform evolution. They can help launch new products, accelerate and scale business initiatives, facilitate stronger collaboration with digital teams, or support key applications and infrastructure. James Dunn, Head of Cloud Platform Development at Cloudreach, said: “Over its 10-year history, Cloudreach has delivered some of the largest and most successful cloud engineering projects in the world. Now we are bringing Cloudreach’s cloud native expertise to market in a flexible subscription model.” – ENDS – About Cloudreach Cloudreach is a leading independent cloud services company. Our mission is to deliver the promise of cloud and drive extraordinary value for our customers. Cloudreach helps enterprises win competitive advantage through successful cloud transformation. With more than 10 years of cloud native experience, we’ve built an unmatched depth and breadth of expertise in cloud technologies and their application to business. For more information about our services, visit View source version on CONTACT: Rahim Hakimi Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: Cloudreach Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 09:02 AM Pinterest Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Previous articleURBAN-X Accelerator by MINI Unveils Ninth Startup Cohort Tackling Climate Change, Connectivity, Mobility, and City LivingNext articleCiti Hires Black-Owned Firms Exclusively to Distribute $2.5 Billion Bond Issuance in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Cloudreach Launches DevOps as a Service to Provide Flexible Support for Organizations Driving IT Transformation Twitterlast_img read more

More details on cigarettes seizure

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter More details on cigarettes seizure Previous articleRoads passable despite snowfallNext articleSoccer – Harps v Athlone Off News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – March 12, 2011 News A number of people in Donegal have been questioned in relations to the seizure of millions of cigerattes.The seizure was made by custom’s official in a surveillance operation code named Operation Marble.More details have emerged of the seizure by the Revenue’s Customs Service of seven million contraband cigarettes.The Cigaretted have an estimated retail value of €3m and potential loss to the exchequer of €2.5m.The cigarettes, which are believed to be counterfeit, were concealed in a 40 foot container which arrived at Dublin Port from China via Rotterdam.The contents of the container were described as “Ceramic Tiles”.The operation, which spanned over several days, resulted in the seizure of “Benson & Hedges” cigarettes and an articulated truck in Co. Louth.Follow-up searches under warrant were carried out on two private premises in  Donegal yesterday.Several individuals in both Co. Donegal and Co. Louth have been interviewed.Custom’s say Investigations are ongoing both nationally and internationally. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report last_img read more

Brundidge celebrates Alabama history, music, cracklin’ bread

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Brundidge celebrates Alabama history, music, cracklin’ bread Published 10:42 pm Friday, February 22, 2019 Email the author Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthGet 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 Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip The Alabama Bicentennial event will open with a musical program by Lenny Trawick and Amanda Trawick. The father/daughter duo will share Alabama’s rich musical history in the oral tradition and perform some of the state’s most memorable songs.Lenny Trawick, musician and singer, is the 2017 Wiregrass Blues Fest Living Honoree and recipient of the Troy Arts Council’s 2016 Professional Music Award. His talent is matched with that of his daughter’s singing.Theresa Trawick said the program will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m.The Alabama Bicentennial historical and musical program will be interesting, informative and entertaining, Trawick said.center_img “Dr. Flynt has written 13 books that focus largely on the historical, economic and social fabric of Alabama,” Trawick said. “Dr. Flynt wrote ‘Poor But Proud: Alabama’s Poor Whites’ and co-wrote ‘Alabama: A History of a Deep South State.’ Both were nominated for Pulitzer Prizes.”Flynt’s book, “Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee,” was published in 2017.Trawick said “Pulitzers and Politics: The Legacies of Harper Lee and George Wallace” will be the topic of Flynt’s Alabama Bicentennial presentation.” ROAD WORK: Construction begins on Park Street paths Construction has begun on multi-use sidewalks along Park Street from Madison Street to Elm Street. Melissa Sanders, planning and zoning… read more The City of Brundidge will celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with a presentation of “Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread” on Saturday, March 16 at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are on sale at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library on South Main Street or by calling 334-735-2145.Theresa Trawick, library director, said the Alabama Bicentennial program will be presented by Dr. Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Although the pot will need no sweetening, homemade cracklin’ bread, cathead biscuits and ham and sweet tea will be served.The Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread event has been officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.“Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread” is sponsored by the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library and the City of Brundidge with support from the Brundidge Historical Society.last_img read more

Protests rock Sacramento for second day after fatal police shooting of unarmed black man

first_imgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Hundreds of demonstrators calling for justice in the fatal shooting last weekend of 22-year-old Stephon Clark marched for hours and blocked traffic near the California state capitol building on Friday afternoon, according to ABC station KGO-TV.Protesters at one point came face to face with officers clad in riot gear and began chanting “Stephon Clark.”“It is indoctrinated into their bloodstream to fear us,” said Rev. Brian Levingston, who was among the unofficial organizers of the protest. “But today we stand right now to tell you we are human beings and the United States of America — this is our country.”Demonstrations continued across downtown Sacramento throughout the afternoon and into the night, eventually ending around 9 p.m.Friday’s protests followed demonstrations on Thursday, when hundreds of people gathered outside a sports arena where the NBA team, the Sacramento Kings, were set to play against the Atlanta Hawks, causing a lengthy delay to the start of a scheduled game.The demonstrations were ignited by the Sacramento Police Department’s release of body-camera and helicopter infrared footage of Clark’s killing in his grandmother’s backyard.The officers were responding to reports of a black male breaking into a car and hiding in a backyard when they encountered Clark last Sunday night. Police said Clark advanced toward the responding officers while holding an object in his hand. Initially, police reported that Clark was armed with a gun, then with a “toolbar,” but all that was found on him was a cellphone.The footage shows Clark running from a neighbor’s yard and onto his grandmother’s property. Police are seen running down a driveway after Clark and taking cover at the edge of a building. The officers yell several times for Clark to stop and show them his hands before firing a barrage of gunshots.Police fired 20 bullets at Clark, killing him.He was a father of a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, according to his brother, Stevante Clark.Both officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.The fatal shooting came less than two years after the killing of Joseph Mann, another unarmed black man who was shot by Sacramento police in July 2016.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New microsatellite markers in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) derived from an enriched genomic library and sequence databases

first_imgScophthalmus maximus is an important commercially aquaculture fish species. We tackle the search for new microsatellites using two different approaches: an enriched partial genomic library and a screening of all turbot DNA sequences deposited in GenBank. Out of 15 genomic library derived loci, five gave working primer pairs, with expected heterozygosities (HE) ranging from 0.13 to 0.91. Out of seven loci derived from database sequences, two amplified successfully with an HE ranging from 0.56 to 0.63. The average allele number of these microsatellites was 5.7 per locus with a range between two and 15.last_img