CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the second quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2016 presentation results for the second quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Scotland v New Zealand EMC Autumn TestVenue: MurrayfieldDate: Saturday 13 November Kick-off: 1715 GMTCoverage: BBC One Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland commentary available via BBC Sport websiteScotland head coach Andy Robinson has challenged his side to build on their four match unbeaten run and earn the respect of the world’s best side when they face New Zealand in the first EMC Autumn Test at Murrayfield on Saturday. Robinson has made five changes from the Scotland team that started their last international – the historic 13-9 series-clinching success against Argentina in Mar del Plata in June. Rory Lamont replaces the recently injured Simon Danielli on the wing, while the rejuvenated Mike Blair, Scotland’s most-capped scrum-half, will start instead of Rory Lawson and will captain his country for the 14th time. In the pack Euan Murray is preferred to Moray Low at tight-head while the Glasgow pair, Richie Gray, 21, and Richie Vernon, 23, will both make their first starts for Scotland in place of their team-mates, Alastair Kellock and Johnnie Beattie both of whom are recovering from injuries.Robinson said: “It is imperative that we front up from the first whistle against the All Blacks on Saturday and play the game at a tempo where we can unveil our skills and show our discipline, because the winning of this Test match is in our hands.“We have shown our appetite to drive forward our game and our aim is to improve on our best performances last season, which we know inspired the country.“As someone who loves his rugby it’s been a real thrill to watch many of New Zealand’s games this year and, for me, it’s important that this month the Scotland team earn the respect of the southern hemisphere by the qualities we bring to bear.”More than 51,500 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s Test and Robinson is keen to see more surge through the Murrayfield turnstiles as tickets remain on sale until Friday night.“The support we had during our Autumn Test against Australia last year was phenomenal – the crowd shared the players’ belief and conviction that day and roared us on and we have to do our bit to create that same fabulous atmosphere this weekend,” he said.Tickets can be bought in three ways: via the Scottish Rugby website (www.scottishrugby.org); via the 24 hour phone line 0844 335 3933; or in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Gate A, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh. Please note there are no ticket sales on match day. Website and phone line sales close at 12 midnight on Friday, while the Ticket Centre is open for personal purchasers from 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday this week. Tickets are priced at £20, £25 and £45 for adults and £10, £12.50 and £22.50 for under-18s.Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play New Zealand in the EMC Autumn Test on Saturday 13 November at Murrayfield (kick-off 5.15pm):15 Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais), 54 caps, 8 tries, 40 points14 Rory Lamont (Toulon) 23 caps, 6 tries, 30 points13 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 13 caps, 2 tries, 10 points12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps, 3 tries, 15 points11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 47 caps, 7 tries, 35 points10 Dan Parks (Cardiff Blues) 53 caps, 4 tries, 10 conversions, 33 penalties, 11 drop-goals, 172 points9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) CAPTAIN 64 caps, 5 tries, 25 points1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 47 caps2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 40 caps, 2 tries, 10 points3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints) 32 caps, 2 tries, 10 points4 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps5 Jim Hamilton (Gloucester) 29 caps, 1 try, 5 points6 Kelly Brown (Saracens) 37 caps, 3 tries, 15 points8 Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) 20 caps, 2 tries, 10 pointsSubstitutes16 Scott Lawson (Gloucester) 22 caps, 2 tries, 10 points17 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester) 18 caps18 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 64 caps, 2 tries, 10 points19 Ross Rennie (Edinburgh) 1 cap20 Ross Laidlaw (Edinburgh)21 Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped22 Nikki Walker (Ospreys) 15 caps, 4 tries, 20 pointsReferee: Dave Pearson (England). Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes and Robin Goodliffe (both England). TMO: Giulio de Santis (Italy). 21. Stephen Donald (20)22. Ma’a Nonu (54) All Blacks team named for Test against Scotland LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS McCaw and Muliaina to equal Fitzpatrick’s All Blacks Test record Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick has paid tribute to current All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina who will this weekend equal his All Blacks record of 92 Test caps.The pair were today named in the All Blacks team to play Scotland at Murrayfield this Saturday, with McCaw in his familiar number seven jersey and Muliaina at fullback.29-year-old McCaw and 30-year-old Muliaina first met on the rugby field when McCaw’s Otago Boys’ High School played Muliaina’s Southland Boys’ High School in 1997. They then played together in various New Zealand age-grade teams before embarking on their stellar All Blacks careers.McCaw made his All Blacks Test debut on 17 November 2001 against Ireland as a fresh-faced 20 year old and captained the All Blacks for the first time against Wales on the 2004 end of year tour, aged just 23. He is already the most capped All Blacks Test captain in history and will extend that record when he leads the side for the 55th time this weekend.Muliaina joined the national squad in 2003 making his Test debut as a 22 year old against England in Wellington on 14 June and has also captained the side in three Tests. He has scored 145 points in Tests and, remarkably, will play his first Test against Scotland this weekend.Sean Fitzpatrick, who played for the All Blacks from 1986 to 1997, said it was a remarkable achievement for McCaw and Muliaina to join him as the most capped All Blacks, with both players also set to extend the record.All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named their team for the Test against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday 13 November, the third Test in the All Blacks Telecom BackingBlack Tour.The match will see a significant milestone for two All Blacks – captain Richie McCaw and fullback Mils Muliaina will equal former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick’s record of 92 Test caps. (See separate media release).The team to play Scotland is as follows:Starting XV: 1. Tony Woodcock (71)2. Keven Mealamu (82) / Hikawera Elliot (uncapped)3. Owen Franks (19)4. Brad Thorn (48)5. Samuel Whitelock (10)6. Liam Messam (5)7. Richie McCaw – captain (91)8. Kieran Read (27)9. Jimmy Cowan (42)10. Daniel Carter (76)11. Hosea Gear (3)12. Sonny Bill Williams (1)13. Conrad Smith (42)14. Isaia Toeava (28)15. Mils Muliaina (91)Reserves: 16. Andrew Hore (47)17. John Afoa (27)18. Anthony Boric (17)19. Daniel Braid (4)20. Andy Ellis (15)
Tagged with: environment telethon Denmark has raised around £2.6m to plant almost 1 million trees in a telethon.Described as the world’s first climate telethon, Denmark plants trees was a collaboration between public TV channel TV 2 and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation. It took place on 14 September on TV 2, with the aim of raising enough funds to plant a million trees, through the creation of a number of new public forests in all TV 2 regions. In addition, 20% of the funds will go towards the conservation of endangered forest both in Denmark and abroad.The event raised enough to plant 914,233 trees, with one tree planted for every DKK 20 donated. This equates to 46 new forests in Denmark, along with the preservation of existing forests in Denmark and in Uganda threatened by deforestation.Now, together with the organisation Growing Trees Network Foundation, the Danish Nature Conservation Association will look at how the money should be distributed to new forests.TV 2’s channel manager Lotte Lindegaard said:“I think it is amazing to see how throughout Denmark we have created a focus on climate and the importance of trees for our globe. Of course, this is not done with tree planting alone, we must also work to preserve the existing forest, but this is literally a shovel in the right direction.” 473 total views, 2 views today Advertisement Denmark climate telethon raises enough to plant almost 1m trees Melanie May | 30 September 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 474 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Youth in Buffalo, N.Y., support Black Lives Matter and blast violence against trans people.June is the month we mark our calendars to honor and celebrate the fightback courage and resistance of the LGBTQ community. Pride Month originated in rebellions by LGBTQ people in 1966 at Compton’s Cafeteria in Los Angeles and in 1969 at The Stonewall Inn in New York, sparking the modern gay liberation movement in the U.S.What we should mark in our hearts to remember every day of the year is that those rising up in righteous anger were mostly trans people of color, gay youth hustling to survive on the streets, draft-resisting crossdressers, gender nonconforming lesbians, drag queens and kings — a complex spectrum of people of transmasculine and transfeminine identities and expressions.Those rising up were, in fact, the very kinds of people targeted this year by the “bathroom bully” legislation against trans people in North Carolina, which also eliminated protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and for workers. Other states are making their own anti-trans laws, including Michigan with two hateful bills. The people rising up on those hot summer nights in the 60s were resisting the state. They were resisting the police. They rose up because their small gathering places got raided by the same cops who routinely brutalized them for being queer people, poor people, people of color on the streets and in the bars. Compton’s and Stonewall were rebellions by these LGBTQ people against state-sanctioned racist police repression. So this Pride month let us honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, genderqueer and non-binary people who have led and are leading resistance to racism and poverty, to state legislative violence, to police brutality.We honor Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, Latina and African-American trans heroes of the Stonewall Rebellion. We honor CeCe McDonald, African-American trans woman who fought back against white supremacy and was sent to prison for it — and we honor our comrade Leslie Feinberg and the people worldwide who defended CeCe.We honor the queer and gender-nonconforming founders and leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement, including Jasmine Abdullah Richards, targeted by the Pasadena police and recently convicted of a trumped-up felony charge for going to the aid of someone harassed by the cops.We honor the queer and trans people of color leading the effort to overturn the bigoted HB2 legislation in North Carolina — those who are marching, sitting in, disrupting and creating a new future, those who are leading an LGBTQ rebellion that chants along with Assata Shakur, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News October 2, 2020 Find out more SingaporeAsia – Pacific RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to lift ban on film about journalist imprisoned for 17 years News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Singapore Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Singaporean government to reverse its decision to ban director Martyn See’s documentary “Zahari’s 17 years,” about former journalist and dissident Said Zahari’s 17 years in detention for defending press freedom in Singapore.“Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s government has used an archaic film law to impose another authoritarian measure violating press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ban on See’s film must be lifted. This act of censorship is all the more inappropriate and ridiculous as his films are available on websites such as YouTube and GoogleVideo. We call for the liberalisation of the censorship and internal security laws that deprive Singaporeans of an environment favourable to free speech.”Since 12 April, anyone suspected of possessing or disseminating a copy of “Zahari’s 17 years” can be sentenced to two yeas in prison and a heavy fine. See was forced to surrender all of his own copies of the documentary to the ministry of information, communication and arts on 11 April.The film consists of a 49-minute interview with Said, the former editor of the newspaper Utusan Melayu, about the reasons he and several colleagues were arrested under a draconian internal security law in 1963, when the government was headed by the current prime minister’s father. Two years before his arrest, Said led a strike by the staff of Utusan Melayu in protest against the government’s takeover of the newspaper.In a letter sent to See’s home on 10 April, the information ministry notified him that the documentary was being banned under article 35 (1) of the Film Act because the authorities would “not allow people who had posed a security threat to the country in the past to exploit the use of films to purvey a false and distorted portrayal of their past actions and detention by the government.” The documentary could “undermine public confidence in the government,” the letter added.The documentary can be viewed athttp://singabloodypore.rsfblog.org/archive/2007/04/12/singapore-zahari-s… SingaporeAsia – Pacific October 15, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources April 10, 2020 Find out more
Benefits A Homerun Event for Hathaway-Sycamores at Dodger Stadium STAFF REPORTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH BERSON Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 12:31 pm Make a comment Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Community News Storied Dodger Stadium was the site for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Servicesâ€™ 2013 Celebrating Children Awards Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Some 400 people attended the annual event, which raised over $150,000 for the more than 9,000 children and families served each year by Hathaway-Sycamores, one of Los Angeles Countyâ€™s largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies.Those attending this special event not only had the entire stadium to themselves, as the Boys in Blue beat the Giants in San Francisco, but they also were treated to private tours of the stadium, and a meet-and-greet photo/autograph session with Dodger great Maury Wills, and Delano Robinson, Jackie Robinsonâ€™s sister-in-law. A standout MLB shortstop, Wills is best remembered for his years with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959 â€“ 1966, and 1969 â€“ 1972), and was an essential component of the Dodgersâ€™ championship teams is the mid-1960s. Roger Owens aka â€œThe Peanut Man,â€ who is famous for pitching peanuts in Dodger Stadium, was also in attendance entertaining guests with his throwing prowess!Guests of the 2013 Celebrating Children event, which was emceed and chaired by Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ Board Member Ken Goldstein, also enjoyed a Stadium Club cocktail party replete with a Southern BBQ spread, and dodger dogs, followed by a live auction. The centerpiece of the Celebrating Children event, however, was the presentation of the Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ Celebrating Children Award, which honors an individual or family that exemplifies the values of integrity, leadership and commitment to the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. This yearâ€™s award recipients were philanthropists and longtime Pasadena residents John and Linda Seiter.The Seiters also have been longtime supporters of Hathaway-Sycamores. For her part, Linda Seiter served on Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ Board of Directors from 1996 through 2005. She also has been actively involved in the agencyâ€™s annual â€œShot-At-A-Millionâ€ golf fundraiser, not only as a player, but also as the host of several post-event parties.Additionally, for more than a decade, the couple has sponsored an annual holiday dinner for the youth in residential treatment at Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ El Nido campus in Altadena. Currently, the Seiters are directing their support toward Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ Transitional Independent Living Program, an innovative initiative designed to assist youth emancipating from the foster-care system by providing housing and helping them to master the skills needed to live independently.The Seiters are dedicated philanthropists. â€œWe really believe strongly in giving back and supporting the community,â€ said John Seiter, who, prior to retirement, spent the majority of his career with The Capital Group, where he served as a member of its Board of Directors, and as executive vice president of a subsidiary business, Capital Guard Trust Company. In addition to their generous support of Hathaway-Sycamores, the Seiters also donate to other worthwhile organizations through the Seiter Family Foundation. Their Foundationâ€™s overarching focus is on the greater Pasadena area and the San Gabriel Valley, with a particular emphasis on education, children, and medicine.â€Commenting on the Celebrating Children Award recipients, Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ President and CEO William Martone said, â€œJohn and Linda Seiter have bettered the lives of so many people, particularly children, and Hathaway-Sycamores is extremely appreciative of their longstanding support. The Seiters, including their daughters, have always looked beyond themselves and instead focused on how they can help others. They truly are an inspirational family.â€Major individual and corporate sponsors for the 2013 Celebrating Children Awards Reception included: Linda and John Seiter; Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Energy; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Wells Fargo; Paulette and Henry Matson; Pelican Hill Resort; Llumina Press; Meadowood Napa Valley; and Target. 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Top Stories[Breaking] Complainant In Sexual Abuse Case Against Former Union Minister Chinmayanand Turns Hostile, Says She Never Accused Him Press Trust of India13 Oct 2020 9:30 PMShare This – xShahjahanpur law student turns hostile, says never accused Chinmayanand of sexual abuseIn a courtroom twist Tuesday to the high-profile case, a law student who had accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexually exploiting her disowned her statements to police and now faces a perjury charge.Appearing before an MP-MLA court in Lucknow, the LLM student categorically denied that she had levelled any allegation against the former Union minister as the prosecution had…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a courtroom twist Tuesday to the high-profile case, a law student who had accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexually exploiting her disowned her statements to police and now faces a perjury charge.Appearing before an MP-MLA court in Lucknow, the LLM student categorically denied that she had levelled any allegation against the former Union minister as the prosecution had charged.At this, the prosecution immediately moved an application under Section 340 of the CrPC, seeking action against her for perjury.Judge P K Rai directed his office to register the application and asked the prosecution to furnish a copy of the application to the victim and the accused.The court fixed October 15 for hearing on the application.The Allahabad High Court in February this year granted bail to Chinmayanand, whose trust runs the Shahjahanpur law college where the woman studied. He was arrested in September last year.The case was registered under Section 376-C of the IPC, an offence pertaining to the abuse of one’s position by a person in authority to “induce or seduce” a woman under his charge to have “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape”.Chinmayanand (72) also faced charges under Sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354-D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.According to government lawyer Abhay Tripathi, the victim had lodged an FIR in this regard with the Lodhi Colony police station of New Delhi on September 5, 2019.Her father lodged another complaint in Shahjahanpur and both FIRs were merged.An SIT had recorded her statement. Later, her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC was recorded in Shahjahanpur.In both statements, she had supported the FIR version but now during the trial, she changed her statement and denied the facts mentioned in the complaint.Since she has turned hostile, I have moved an application under Section 340 of the CrPC, Tripathi said.Earlier, the investigation officer had cited 33 witnesses and 29 documentary evidence in the 13-page charge sheet.The Allahabad high court had on February 3, 2020 transferred the trial from Shahjahanpur to the Lucknow’s MP-MLA court.The case first came to light after the woman went missing on August 24, a day after she posted a video on social media alleging that a “senior leader of the sant community” was harassing and threatening to kill her.Her father filed a complaint with police, accusing Chinmayanand of sexually harassing her, a charge refuted by the former Union minister’s lawyer who claimed it was a “conspiracy” to blackmail him.An SIT was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government on the orders of the Supreme Court in September to investigate the charges levelled by the woman.The law student was also later charged with trying to extort money from Chinmayanand. The 23-year-old woman and her three friends were booked on Chinmayanand’s complaint that they had demanded Rs 5 crore from him.The former Union minister alleged that they had threatened to make public video clips that showed him getting massages from the student. She was, however, granted bail in December. The Supreme Court had last week set aside an Allahabad High Court order allowing Chinmayanand to get a copy of statement of the woman recorded before a magistrate in connection with the case against him, saying “utmost confidentiality is required to be maintained” in sexual exploitation cases.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story