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Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q32013 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2013 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New edition of Charities Aid Foundation’s Dimensions

first_img Howard Lake | 9 October 2002 | News New edition of Charities Aid Foundation’s Dimensions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The latest edition of “Dimensions”, an analysis of the UK’s top 500 fundraising charities, is available online for the first time.Published by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), the study covers the income and expenditure of the largest charities over the turn of the millennium. The results show impressive real-term increases in virtually all areas of charity income, creating a high baseline against which giving in the new century will be measured.The report presents encouraging news for fundraisers. Reversing the decline of the previous three years, total income for the top 500 charities had grown by 6.7% in real terms, standing at £5.6 billion in 2000. Voluntary income also rose by 7.1% to £3.1 billion, with increases in legacy income, gifts-in-kind, general donations and grants, raising it from 55% to 56.3% as a proportion of total income. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The largest UK charity in 2000 was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, which is now part of Cancer Research UK. It was followed by the National Trust and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The latter made a surprise leap up the rankings.The top five rankings are:Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now part of Cancer Research UK)(previous position 3)Voluntary income: £111,180,000 Total income: £135,638.000National Trust (previous position 2)Voluntary income: £106,258,000Total income: £192,210,000Royal Opera House (previous position 26)Voluntary income: £105,239,000Total income: £133,896,000Oxfam (previous position 1) Voluntary income: £101,127,000Total income: £158,294,000British Heart Foundation (previous position 6)Voluntary income: £88,769,000Total income: £100,735,000The majority of charities featured in “Dimensions” had grown dramatically compared to the previous year, with the number with a voluntary income above £10 million rising by 4%, while the amount with an income under £1 million fell by 1.6%.Once again, international causes remained the most popular field of charitable activity, followed in order by cancer, animals, children and the environment/heritage. There were also increases in voluntary income across the board, with AIDS charities the only area to show a decline in funding.Charitable expenditure rose, with the UK’s top 500 charities spending slightly more on their fundraising, although the proportion remained fairly constant at around 9% of total expenditure. The proportion spent on management and administration costs, however, actually fell slightly from 4.2% to 4.1%, while direct charitable expenditure rose by £606 million to £5.3 billion.Why was 2000 such a successful year for the top 500 charities? Director of Research at CAF, Cathy Pharoah, author of Dimensions, suggests that it is due “not only [to] the inevitable groundswell of sentiment, but [is also] undoubtedly… a result of some extremely successful fundraising.”She was optimistic about the future: “while the year 2000 is going to be a hard act for many charities to follow, such an upsurge in all sources of income clearly demonstrates that there is scope for continued growth in philanthropy”.You can download “Dimensions” online for £20. Details of how to subscribe are available on the site itself and from the CAF Research Department on 01732 520 125.last_img read more

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Independent reporter released after seven months in detention

first_img RSF_en April 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent reporter released after seven months in detention CubaAmericas Organisation May 6, 2020 Find out more News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Follow the news on Cuba News to go furthercenter_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 15, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, an independent reporter for the Hablemos Press information centre, after several weeks of mounting calls for his release from Cuban civil society and international organizations. On being freed, Martínez immediately went to Hablemos Press headquarters, where fellow independent journalists Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, Denis Noa Machines and Gerardo Younel Ávila Perdomo had begun a hunger strike the day before to press for his release.Another journalist, David Águila Montero, had joined the protest at Hablemos Press yesterday, while many journalists in the provinces – including Daniel Millet Jiménez, Fernando Vázquez Guerra and Misael Canet Velázquez in Camagüey, and David Águila Montero and Luis Manuel Fumero – followed suit.Martínez had himself staged three hunger strikes since his arrest on 16 September 2012. The first was from 10 November to 13 December. He began the second on 6 March and ended it on 29 March, after the authorities promised to free him. Still in detention 10 days later, he began the third one on 8 April, with his Hablemos Press colleagues immediately taking it up.Martínez was arrested for revealing the existence of dengue and cholera epidemics, which the government confirmed a few days later. He had been facing a possible three-year sentence on a charge of insulting the president although the charge was never officially confirmed and he was never tried.While his release is to be welcomed, it must not divert attention from the continuing harassment of independent journalists and bloggers, and the fate of other detainees such as Luis Antonio Torres, a reporter for the official daily Granma, held since May 2011, and the writer Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, author of a blog called “Los hijos que nadie quiso”, held since 28 February. CubaAmericas News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Donegal principal says increased class sizes will damage Ireland

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal principal says increased class sizes will damage Ireland WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Twitter Previous articleRaphoe priest says Donegal parishes face radical changes in the futureNext articleHighland News listeners react to the top stories of the day News Highland Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – August 4, 2011 A school principal and Donegal INTO committee member says any proposal to increase pupil teacher ratios will impact on the quality of education at primary school, and see Ireland’s OECD scores fall further.Liam Mc Gowan says this will cause further damage to Ireland’s international reputation at a time when education is more important than ever.Mr Mc Gowan, the principal of Glenswilly National School, says changes to the workload of teachers and the school cirriculum mean increasing class sizes is not sustainable…………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/liaminto1.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Back from the brink – Donegal County Councillors now given until January 13th to…

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCouncil could collapse as FF and SF promise to vote against BudgetNext articleLetterkenny IT President to chair national representative body News Highland WhatsApp Donegal County Councillors have been given until January 13th to agree a Budget – this after Councillors took part in a vote that they thought effectively dissolved the council.Despite three days and nights of deliberation, Councillors failed to reach an agreement on a Revenue budget for 2014.Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and Independent John Campbell voted against the draft Budget which pointed to the council being dissolved and a commissioner  being appointed by the Government to run the county’s affairs.In the vote, those opposed to the draft Budget came out 15 to 13 ahead.But in an unexpected move, after the vote was taken, the County Secretary indicated that there was provision within the Local Government Act to adjourn the meeting until January 13th.This came after a number of Councillors had already expressed their disappointment that the council had fallen. Sinn Fein had gone so far as to announce it had by way of a press release from its Headquarters.Earlier in the proceedings,  Independent Councillor Frank McBrearty said it was likely his last time in the chamber. The Sinn Fein Whip, Mick Quinn stated that if voting against budget means that he and his colleagues receive their P45 tonight then so be it.Independent Councillor John Campbell said ‘Budget will fall… I believe I’m acting in the best interests of Donegal. I can’t in good conscience pass a budget will not balance’ Fianna Fail’s Dessie Larkin said that voting against the budget is the hardest decision he has ever had to make.The main stumbling block in accepting the Budget for Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail was how the introduction of water charges was handled. The Council meets again on January 13th at 11am to see if a agreement can finally be reached.We will have full coverage of the meeting on our morning news updates and during the Shaun Doherty Show. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Back from the brink – Donegal County Councillors now given until January 13th to agree a Budget By News Highland – January 8, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

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Woman abandoned at birth discovers she has multiple siblings who were also deserted by mother

first_imgABC News(COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho) — One early morning in 1987, staff at a local hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, noticed an odd sight: a pregnant woman in labor had checked herself in alone, without any luggage or personal items.She signed in with the name Amy Dee Beach, claiming she was single and unemployed. She said she was from California and had been visiting friends in Idaho.At 6:30 a.m., she gave birth to a healthy, full-term baby girl.But after a short time with her new baby, the mom did something inexplicable.“She disappeared 12 hours later. She just left the hospital gown on the bed and that was it,” genetic genealogist CeCe Moore told ABC News’ “20/20.”Mystified, the nurses gave the abandoned baby girl a nickname: “Baby Girl Beach.”Baby Girl Beach was later adopted by the Klugs, a couple from Idaho, who was unable to have children.The family named her Andrea. She grew up enjoying playing the piano, swimming and gymnastics.“This was, you know, such a dream that we had had for so long. When they brought her out, here came this beautiful, beautiful little girl,” Beverly Klug, Andrea’s adoptive mother, told “20/20.”Today, Baby Girl Beach is now Andrea Klug-Napier, a 31-year-old medical office manager living in Colorado.Klug-Napier knew she was adopted from an early age. But she had no idea of the strange circumstances around her birth until age 16, when her adoptive parents finally told her.“They told me I was abandoned at the hospital, and I could not believe it,” Klug-Napier told “20/20.” “This story is crazy.”Klug-Napier, who has a tattoo with the words “Baby Girl Beach,” says the mystery of her birth was one she felt compelled to solve.“There’s always going to be a void that you don’t know about. I just have always wanted to meet whoever she was,” Klug-Napier said. “I just wanted to look like somebody. I just thought that I would never really know.”Klug-Napier then embarked on a quest to find her birth mother and turned to social media for help. She posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding a sign outlining her story. The post went viral.Klug-Napier connected with genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, who aided her in her search, and the two started with the hospital she was abandoned at.Kim Beckman, a nurse at the hospital who cared for Klug-Napier, remembered trying to fill the void left by the baby’s vanished mom.“I remember holding you a lot — I worked evenings — and rocking you and wanting you to feel loved,” Beckman told Klug-Napier.One clue was an admission form left at the hospital by Klug-Napier’s mother, and on it, next to Andrea’s baby footprints was her mother’s fingerprint.The two enlisted the help of the Post Falls Police Department to search their database for the fingerprint; however, they didn’t find anything in the system associated with the fingerprint.By using a sample of Klug-Napier’s DNA, Moore was able to find a startling match with someone in a DNA database. Moore learned that Klug-Napier had multiple siblings and that they all shared the same mother and father.“I thought, ‘Wow, this actually worked. I found something. I just couldn’t even get on a plane fast enough to go meet her,” Klug-Napier said.ABC NewsKlug-Napier wasted no time and headed from Colorado to Wisconsin to meet her newly-found biological sister Heather.“I was so nervous for her to open the door. I just didn’t know what to expect,” Klug-Napier said. “She opened the door, and there was Heather.”At first, the meeting between Klug-Napier and her sister Heather was awkward.“I just knew immediately that we were both really shy and kind of awkward, and she just immediately told me that she had a bunch of information about our biological family,” Klug-Napier said.Heather was adopted in Oregon, a state which allows sealed records to be opened. She told Klug-Napier she knew the names of their birth mother and father.“Our birth mom’s name is Deirdre. She went by Cindy,” Heather told Klug-Napier. “Our dad’s name is Dwight.”Heather also revealed that their mother had a baby boy two years after Klug-Napier was born and that she and the baby both died.“When I heard that news, I just … I just came to a stop,” Klug-Napier said. “I will never be able to meet her.”She continued, “All this time I thought maybe somebody was thinking about me and where I was, but she hadn’t. It feels like I just lost somebody and that I didn’t even know.”And while Klug-Napier and Heather were deserted, their mother and father raised two sons.The sisters next made a trip to meet their two brothers and their 64-year-old biological father Dwight in Spokane, Washington.“I can’t even describe the feeling. It was crazy,” Andrea said. “Dwight immediately started talking to us and telling us everything that he knew about our mother.”Cindy was only 16 years old when she married Dwight, then 17. She later worked as a computer programmer. Dwight told them about the day she died.“It was 20 below here. Weather was bad. The city was shut down, and she told me she had the flu,” Dwight said.Dwight said he left for work and when he returned home, his wife was unconscious. They took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.“The doctor said was that she was really torn up inside. It wasn’t ‘til I went home and it was a couple days later, I went to the bedroom. Doors were locked. You know, I went in there, and there was a baby on the bed,” Dwight said. “Full-term baby.”Dwight lost both his wife and son at the same time and didn’t even know he had fathered the baby boy.“I thought I knew her, I thought everything was great,” Dwight said.He said he also had no idea that his wife had given birth to Klug-Napier or to Heather.“I thought at first I’m for sure going to see something in Dwight, that maybe he did know and he’s hiding it from us,” Klug-Napier said. “But immediately when we sat down he started talking. I knew that there was absolutely no way that he knew about us.”Dwight said his wife had hidden the pregnancies from him and when she was pregnant with their sons Aaron and Dennis, she barely showed.“Her stomach wasn’t big at all. It was, just seemed like she gained a little weight around the face,” he said. “I still question it myself today, wondering how did I miss it.”On Cindy’s death certificate is a strange saying: “Unattended birth associated with psychotic denial.”“Denial of pregnancy is a recognized psychiatric or psychological condition,” psychiatrist Susan Hatters-Friedman told “20/20.”Hatters-Friedman has studied the disorder and says it’s surprisingly common: 1 in 400 women may suffer from some form.“The woman may have some idea that she’s pregnant intellectually, but she pushes it from her mind until she can no longer do so because she’s suddenly giving birth,” Hatters-Friedman said. “She may not have such significant weight gain that others notice, or she may have already been heavy. And others aren’t noticing the change.”“A young woman’s own experiences of abandonment could contribute to denial of pregnancy,” she added.Behind Cindy’s odd behavior is a painful backstory, according to Heather. As a small child, Cindy and her sister were both given up for adoption. They were on a bus together but at the last minute their brother pulled Cindy’s sister off and left Cindy on the bus alone.“We only can speculate what story of emotional damage that may have done to Cindy very early on in her life,” said Moore.In the journey to finding her biological family, Klug-Napier met a fourth sibling, her 32-year-old sister Marysia. She traveled to Washington to meet her.Like Klug-Napier, Cindy arrived at a hospital in Spokane, Washington, gave birth and disappeared hours later, leaving newborn Marysia behind. Cindy used the alias “Sandy Davis.”Upon meeting, the two sisters marveled at their similar stories.ABC News“Looking at her was so surreal, to see these features that I see in myself every day,” Marysia told “20/20.” “I think Andrea and I did have a connection when we first saw each other. We’re both hesitant and a little bit shy, and I think that actually, you know, helps us kind of understand each other a little bit more.”And in another stunning find, Klug-Napier learned she had a fifth sibling, a 35-year-old brother that Cindy gave birth to and abandoned at a hospital and another child that Dwight never knew he fathered.“I just couldn’t — didn’t know she was pregnant. Couldn’t tell,” Dwight said.Dwight said he sees all of them as his children.“It was kind of a happy feeling because a part of Cindy was coming back,” he said.Watch the full story on ABC News’ “20/20” this FRIDAY at 10 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Population dynamics of Magellania fragilis, a brachiopod dominating a mixed-bottom macrobenthic assemblage on the Antarctic shelf

first_imgA dense assemblage of the brachiopod Magellania fragilis was sampled by trawl and underwater photography during the expedition ANT IX/3 (1991) of RV ‘Polarstern’ on the shelf of the Lazarev Sea, Antarctica. Mean abundance and biomass estimates for M. fragilis were 26.15 individuals m2 and 1.13 g AFDM m2, respectively. Growth bands visible on the shell were interpreted as annual growth marks caused by the strong seasonality of food input to the benthos and were treated as size-at-age data. The von Bertalanffy growth function Lt (mm) = 51.67 (1 – e0020 (t +1.326))3.828 described these data best. The annual somatic P/B ratio was very low, 0.046 y1, and annual production amounted to 0.052 g AFDM m2 y1 at this particular site. These results indicate that M. fragilis is a comparatively slow-growing species with very low annual productivity.last_img read more

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US Navy awards Kratos LRIP contract for BQM-177A targets

first_img View post tag: BQM-177A The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems a $24.3 contract modification for the low rate initial production of the subsonic aerial target BQM-177A and technical data.Kratos is to deliver a total of 30 BQM-177A targets, 30 radar altimeters, technical manuals, training material/equipment, and contractor logistics support services under the latest modification.Work will be performed in Sacramento, California, and is expected to be completed March 2020.The SSAT (subsonic aerial target) program is designed to meet the US Navy’s requirements for a new high fidelity target to replicate subsonic anti-ship cruise missile threats in direct support of fleet training and weapon system testing and evaluation. The BQM-177A will initially augment, and eventually replace, the existing BQM-74E Chukar targets and will deliver longer range, lower cruise altitudes and greater maneuverability.The BQM-177A is based on Kratos’ BQM-167X Aircraft, a derivative of the BQM-167A Skeeter Target currently being supplied to the US Air Force.According to Kratos, the BQM-177A can support various mission requirements by carrying a variety of internal and wing tip mounted payloads, including electronic counter measures, active and passive radar augmentation, infrared, identification friend or foe, internal chaff and flare dispensing, threat emitter simulators, smoke and scoring. View post tag: Kratos February 28, 2018 US Navy contracts Kratos for delivery of 30 BQM-177A subsonic aerial target drones View post tag: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy contracts Kratos for delivery of 30 BQM-177A subsonic aerial target drones View post tag: SSAT Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more

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Mosque is voted down

first_imgBAYONNE – The Bayonne Zoning Board held its final meeting and public hearing on Monday, March 6, at which it rejected an application for bulk by Bayonne Muslims, a local religious organization. Four commissioners voted in favor, while three voted against, but the ordinance required five votes in favor to pass.The group was hoping to convert a warehouse at 109 East 24th Street into a Muslim Community Center, a plan opposed by some residents of the East Side neighborhood. Amid heated debate on both sides of the issue, Zoning Board Chairman Mark Urban, after a five-hour hearing, joined three other commissioners to vote against the variance. Read the full story in the Bayonne Community News on Wednesday, March 8. ×last_img read more

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