MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) 2009 abridged results.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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7 Up Strike SettlementThe 90 workers at the 7 Up distribution center in the Detroit suburb of Redford ended their 22-day strike, with 66% of strikers voting to accept the negotiated contract. The strike had widespread community support in this union town, with many union members attending rallies and picket lines.The workers at 7 Up are represented by Teamsters Local 337. Their demands included Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday and an end to the two-tier wage structure established in 2005. Workers hired after 2005 earn approximately $4.00 less per hour. About 80% of workers hired after 2005 are Black, while 80% of workers hired before 2005 are white.Union negotiators agreed to address the two-tier wage structure through attrition. This means lower seniority workers can only upgrade to the higher pay scale to replace someone who quits, retires or dies. Teamsters bargainers failed to win the MLK holiday demand, agreeing that workers could take the federal holiday off as a paid personal day, instead of it becoming a contractual company holiday. The Teamsters negotiations with 7 Up is an example of the weakened position of labor in this country. It’s time for workers to demand their union leadership get tough and start fighting harder against capitalist corporations and their greed. (tinyurl.com/yh3lumb4)Steelworkers strike ATIThe 1,300 workers at Allegheny Technologies (ATI) haven’t had a raise in over six years. Represented by the United Steelworkers (USW), they went on strike at nine ATI facilities March 30. The union negotiators cite unfair labor practices along with the company’s abysmal compensation record.One worker who has been employed at ATI for 14 years describes working seven days a week for 18 months in order to keep the company afloat during the pandemic. The company has chipped away at health care benefits and wants the ability to change health care plans in the future without union input. The USW charges that ATI is holding pension benefits hostage, withholding them from workers impacted by plant shutdowns in Louisville, Ky., and Waterbury, Conn., until a contract settlement is reached.ATI President and CEO Robert Wetherbee’s message to shareholders boasts that ATI generated $490 million in profit in 2019, and “revenues under the GE contracts alone are expected to exceed 2.5 billion over the life of the agreements.” The USW message is: “Our picket lines are strong and well supported; our resolve for a fair and equitable contract continues and grows stronger every day.” Solidarity! (www.usw.org)Solidarity with a union brother: Labor supports Mumia’s releaseFor decades global and national unions have aligned with the movement to free the wrongfully convicted political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal.In 1995, Bay Area Typographical Union Local 21 (CWA) wrote to then-Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, that Mumia’s case was “a political frame-up.” That year, while Mumia was still on death row, he refused to schedule a 20/20 interview until the NABET-CWA broadcast engineers’ strike at ABC was settled. Now, Mumia, in poor health, is facing death by incarceration, and nothing but releasing him from prison is just and decent.Larry Goldbetter, president of the National Writers Union calls on members to support the campaign to free Mumia now. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), who shut down 30 ports in 1999 to show solidarity with Mumia, continue to work in the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.Most recently, the International Dockworkers Council, with 140,000 members, called on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to release Mumia for humanitarian reasons, but also reiterating their belief in his innocence. Finally, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), in a letter to Wolf, demanded Mumia be released, stating: “His only crime is exposing the racist, capitalist justice system in the U.S., which for decades defended and supported the Apartheid government . . .” (tinyurl.com/yve983r4)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Farmers and ranchers need quality connections to broadband internet, but those connections are hard to find in the countryside. To the delight of the American Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn, the Trump administration is working to improve broadband access in rural areas. Chinn met with President Trump recently and says the administration is working to make broadband more affordable, one of the biggest factors in rural America’s weak connection.“This administration has really brought light to one of the biggest challenges that we face in rural America today, and that is access to high-speed broadband that’s affordable. If it’s there, it’s out of reach for families to be able to afford it to bring it back home to that family farm.”Chinn says cellphone coverage, which requires broadband access, is lacking in rural parts of the nation.“Even having the access to a cellphone that works on every part of your farm is a challenge. So much information is out there for farmers today, manuals for equipment, repair parts, everything is out on the web. But, if you can’t access it to get that information, it makes your job that much harder.”She says the Trump administration is helping to connect rural Americans in her home state and across the nation.“President Trump has done a lot through grants through the USDA to help make this a reality for more families. And so, we were able to thank him for that. The FCC Reverse Connect America Fund Auction, Missouri was the winner of $254 million of that. And so, it’s going to connect 95,000 homes. For my home state of Missouri, 60 percent of rural Missourians don’t have access to high-speed internet.”Source: American Farm Bureau Federation Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 1, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Support for Trump Still Strong Despite Trade DifficultiesNext articleMcKinney Looking for Trade Possibilities in Southern Africa Hoosier Ag Today
News Organisation UkraineEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by parliament’s approval on 9 July of a law authorising the intelligence services to arrest journalists, raid their homes and practice body searches on them if they are suspected of wanting to reveal official secrets.The new law, which needs President Kuchma’s signature to take effect, would put journalists even more at the mercy of abuses of authority and would threaten the confidentiality of their sources, the organisation said.Calling the law an “abomination,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard accused parliament of violating the most elementary principles of press freedom by “choosing to give the intelligence services carte blanche to do as they will with journalists, especially those who report cases of corruption that could embarrass the authorities.”By failing to clearly define what constitutes an official secret, the law would serve as a “death sentence for investigative journalism,” Ménard said. Ukrainian journalists were already working under the threat of censorship and physical attack. “Now they will have no choice but to take refuge in self-censorship, for fear of being arrested, searched and interrogated,” he added.The organisation called on the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union to do everything possible to convince President Kuchma to stop the legislation taking effect. July 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay over passage of official secrets legislation Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine February 26, 2021 Find out more News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV September 7, 2020 Find out more
EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Ahmed Mahmoud Abdallah, editor of the news website Balady Net, was released from detention on 22 December by the state security agency, which had held him since he was arrested without explanation on 5 December. He is waiting for a date to be set for his trial.————————————————————————–07.12.2005 State security agents arrest website editor Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the detention of Ahmed Mahmoud Abdallah, the second website or blog editor to be arrested since late October, and called for his immediate release. A former editor of Al-Shaab, an opposition newspaper that was closed down, he was arrested on 5 December in Cairo by members of the Amn-El-Dawla state security agency. “Website journalists and bloggers should enjoy the same legal protection and respect as journalists working for traditional media,” the press freedom organisation said. “The decision to arrest a journalist or blogger is serious and should only be taken in the course of transparent judicial proceedings, which was not the case with the two arrests of website and blog editors of the past six weeks.”Abdallah, who is better known as Abu-Islam Ahmed Abdallah, edits the news website Balady Net. He has also written many books and is a member of the Union of Egyptian Journalists. He was arrested while at the Centre for Islamic Enlightenment, which he heads. Before going to his office, the state security agents searched his home, confiscating notes, books and computer disks. He is being held at the office of a prosecutor attached to the state security agency. His website has been shut down.According to Manal and Alaa, a website that won in a category sponsored by Reporters Without Borders in a recent blogs contest organised by the German public radio station Deutsche Welle, Abdallah was able to phone his son and told him that he had not been given any reason for his arrest and that no lawyer was present while he was questioned. The state security agents reportedly told him he would be held for about two weeks.Go to the website for Manal and Alaa’s account of the arrest.His son said Abdallah is suffering from high blood pressure as well as a foot injury. The Committee for Trade Union Freedom has provided him with a lawyer in the hope of speeding his release. His family has also called for his release in a letter to the state prosecutor.Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman, a young student and blogger who uses the pseudonym “Kareem Amer,” was arrested by the state security agency on 26 October for criticising the government and Islam. He was freed on 13 November. Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News website editor freed after being held for two weeks to go further January 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News News February 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News
Tributes have been paid to former Donegal County Councillor Denis McGonagle who died this morning.Today’s meeting of the council was adjourned for a time as a mark of respect to the former Fianna Fail representative for Inishowen.He was described as a gentleman and a true and loyal servant to the Fianna Fail party.Fianna Fail Cllr Martin McDermott has paid tribute to former Cllr Denis McGonagle:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MARTINMCDERMOTT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Former Fiann Fail Cllr Denis McGonagle passes away Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCant Pay Wont Pay Donegal claim Paul Murphy arrest outrageousNext article34-year-old man being questioned in relation to Killea and Newtown ram-raids News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – February 9, 2015 WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Sligo, Leitrim, and South Donegal TD has told the Dail that people should not be cajoled or coerced into accepting Covid 19 vaccines.Speaking on the work of the National Vaccination Taskforce, Deputy Marian Harkin repeated her call for a specific minister to be appointed to oversee the process. She said the rollout of the programme will be the most important task of the government’s term.Calling for transparency and regular updates, Ms Harkin said conspiracy theories grow and doubts flourish if there isn’t clear information available.She said some people will; have concerns, and that must be respected:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/harkinvaxWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – December 19, 2020 Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal TD says people shouldn’t be cajoled or coerced into accepting vaccine Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Previous articlePoints win for McGinty on pro debutNext articleNational Ambulance Service to provide help for NI colleagues this weekend News Highland Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
Within the Scotia Sea, the axis of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) is geographically confined, and sediments therefore contain a record of palaeo-flow speed uncomplicated by ACC axis migration. We outline Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) current-controlled sedimentation using data from 3.5-kHz profiles, cores and current meter moorings. Geophysical surveys show areas of erosion and deposition controlled by Neogene basement topography. Deposition occurs in mounded sediment drifts or flatter areas, where 500–1000 m of sediment overlies acoustic basement. 3.5-kHz profiles show parallel, continuous sub-bottom reflectors with highest sedimentation rates in the centre of the drifts, and reflectors converging towards marginal zones of non-deposition. Locally, on the flanks of continental blocks (e.g. South Georgia), downslope processes are dominant. The absence of mudwaves on the sediment drifts may result from the unsteadiness of ACC flow. A core transect from the ACC axis south to the boundary with the Weddell Gyre shows a southward decrease in biogenic content, controlled by the Polar Front and the spring sea-ice edge. Both these features lay farther north at LGM. The cores have been dated by relative abundance of the radiolarian Cycladophora davisiana, and by changes in the biogenic Ba content, a palaeoproductivity indicator. Sedimentation rates range from 3 to 17 cm/ka. The grain size of Holocene sediments shows a coarsening trend from south to north, consistent with strongest bottom-current flow near the ACC axis, though interpretation is complicated by the presence of biogenic grains. Year-long current meter records indicate mean speeds from 7 cm/s in the south to 12 cm/s in the north, with benthic storm frequency increasing northwards. LGM sediments are predominantly terrigenous and show a clearer northward-coarsening trend, with well-sorted silts in the northern Scotia Sea. Assuming a constant terrigenous source, this implies stronger ACC flow at the LGM, contrasting with weaker Weddell Gyre flow deduced from earlier work.
Surface crevasses covered by snow bridges can be mapped remotely on ice sheets and glaciers using active microwave synthetic aperture radar. They are highlighted against the surrounding snow due to increased scattering from the side-walls and base of snow bridges and usually appear as linear features. The contrast between crevasses and crevasse-free regions depends on the design of the sensor, the image acquisition parameters and the properties of the snow. Here we quantify how crevassed regions are represented at X-band for different polarizations, look directions and incidence angles, and discuss whether additional information about their physical properties can be gained from their radar signature. Snow bridge thicknesses and crevasse widths are measured on the ground in the McMurdo Shear Zone and Brunt Ice Shelf by ground-penetrating radar and excavation. TerraSAR-X is shown to reliably distinguish crevasse location, balancing penetration into the snow and horizontal resolution. We provide recommendations for radar imaging parameters that optimize the identification of individual crevasses and crevassed regions.