Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2009 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) 2009 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head owns shares of Direct Line Insurance and Sirius Real Estate Ltd. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s hard to be confident about buying shares at the moment. But I think the stock market crash has created some great buying opportunities for savvy investors. Today I want to look at three FTSE 250 shares that look cheap to me at the moment.By buying these today and tucking them away in a Stocks and Shares ISA, you could enjoy big tax-free gains when the market recovers.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This FTSE 250 share is motoring onOne stock I’m keen on in the current climate is Direct Line Insurance Group (LSE: DLG). The group’s main product is motor insurance, but it also sells home and travel insurance.This business hasn’t been affected too badly by the coronavirus pandemic. Although management expect to pay out an extra £25m in travel claims as a result of the virus, motor insurance claims fell by 70% in April.Direct Line has cancelled its dividend to preserve cash. This has left the group with a strong balance sheet and provided funding for measures such as partial customer refunds and free breakdown recovery for NHS workers. The company has also kept all staff on full pay and guaranteed all jobs until the autumn.The Direct Line share price has fallen by more than 15% so far this year. In my view this FTSE 250 share now offers excellent value for long-term investors, trading on about 10x forecast earnings. When dividend payments restart, I’d expect a yield of about 6% from current levels.Bricks and mortarMost housebuilders are now restarting construction and some have reopened their sales offices. I’m not sure about the outlook for house prices, but I think FTSE 250 brickmaker Forterra (LSE: FORT) should be relatively safe.Forterra has a portfolio of popular brick and block brands, including London Brick (Fletton), Red Bank, Thermalite and FormPave. The firm enjoys a good share of the market for new-build homes and repair and maintenance work.Production of pre-formed concrete has continued throughout the lockdown and one brickmaking kiln was relit at the end of April. Further plants are expected to reopen in May.Although the outlook is unclear, Forterra went into the crisis with low levels of debt and good profitability — the company generated a return on capital employed of almost 25% in 2019. At around 200p, the shares are nearly back to their 2016 IPO level. I think this FTSE 250 share could perform well from here.Look abroad to diversifyOne stock I own that’s performing well right now is commercial property group Sirius Real Estate (LSE: SRE). This FTSE 250-listed firm owns office and industrial parks in Germany.Although some UK landlords are suffering badly in this crisis, Sirius’s property mix and German focus appear to be delivering better results.In an update last week, the company said that in April it collected 98.8% of normal rent and service charge payments. New lettings continued through March and April, and enquiries from prospective tenants are said to be at “normal levels”.Sirius shares are up by more than 50% from the 44p low seen in March. But the shares remain well below pre-crisis levels of around 90p and I think further gains are possible. The dividend has been maintained at normal levels and the shares currently yield around 4.9%. 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Call for musicians to donate their Live8 profits Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has called on all those musicians who will have boosted their sales by appearing at the Live8 concerts to donate those profits to charity. He has announced that he will be doing just that.Gilmour encouraged both artists and record companies to donate the additional income they will receive after appearing at the global events.Universal Music has already confirmed that it will give all profits from digital downloads of Sir Paul McCartney’s performance to the Band Aid Trust. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 July 2005 | News According to HMV many of the artists who performed at Live8 have seen huge increases in sales as a result. Sales of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd” has jumped by 1343%, The Who’s “Then and Now” by 863%, and Annie Lennox or rather the Eurythmics’ Greatest Hits by 500%.Amazon.co.uk confirms the impact of the event, reporting that sales of four Pink Floyd albums had increased by over 1000%. 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 Charity Commission will be hosting several sessions across the country over the coming months. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to complete the online form. 105 total views, 1 views today The Charity Commission has issued a call for people to help it test its digital services.According to the Charity Commission site, it is developing a number of digital services to make it easier for people to complete tasks online. As part of this development it is testing services with the charity sector, and will be using the feedback to help improve them. Charity Commission seeks help to test digital services AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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. Melanie May | 23 August 2017 | News Tagged with: Charity Commission Digital 106 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
Tesla workers protest inside Calif. plantAfter Tesla workers, who build zero-emission electric cars, rallied outside the Fremont, Calif., factory on Oct. 24 to protest recent firings, they marched into the plant to drive home their demand to rehire the workers. They accused Tesla bosses of targeting workers who had complained about working conditions. This action follows a National Labor Relations Board ruling that Tesla violated the workers’ rights by discouraging their efforts to unionize. Tesla must attend a hearing before an NLRB administrative law judge on Nov. 14 in Oakland. The complaint against Tesla was filed in August by the United Auto Workers.In the workers’ letter to Tesla management about the protest, they noted that while Tesla is important for “the regional economy” as an employer of thousands: “[W]e expect Tesla to be a responsible employer that leads with fair treatment of its workers. Among the fired workers are people who have raised their voices with concerns about health and safety risks, fair pay and the right to organize free from intimidation, and we are concerned that these workers may have been unjustly fired for doing so.” (Business Insider, Oct. 24)What’s exciting is that Tesla workers, who are on the leading edge of 21st-century auto making, were paying homage to UAW history by taking their demands into the plant. The 1936-37 sit-down strike in Flint, Mich. — which ended 80 years ago — helped establish the UAW. On with today’s struggle!Strike threat wins living wage for university workersDining hall workers at Northeastern University in Boston were set to strike Oct. 4. But only hours before, they ratified a five-year contract significantly raising members’ wages by $5.65 an hour. The workers were inspired by a 22-day strike at Harvard last fall, when UNITE HERE Local 26 dining hall workers fought hard for and won a contract guaranteeing a living annual wage of $35,000 for full-time workers. (See extensive coverage in WW.)In addition to increasing the number of full-time workers, the contract stipulates that the university will now cover 97 percent of health care insurance; provisions for immigrant workers were expanded and nondiscrimination language was strengthened, including gender identity and expression; and there are more sick days and new snow days. The workers will also be able to join Local 26’s pension plan to save for retirement. (Local26.org, Oct. 10)Friday the 13th union victoryfor LA gravediggersThe bosses at the Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuaries were acting like horror movie monsters, but that didn’t stop the gravediggers, who bury 7,000 people a year at Los Angeles’ largest cemetery. On Friday, Oct. 13, the National Labor Review Board certified election results and handed a victory to the mostly Latinx “internment specialists” under the wing of Service Employees Union Local 265.When the workers began organizing, management wielded standard tactics, along with some intimidating tricks. Anti-union consultants held meetings once and then twice a week leading up to the vote. They tried to scare younger workers with threats that promotions would be frozen if they voted union. Then they offered a treat by raising wages a month before the vote. After sending friendly letters to workers’ homes, they resorted to mind games. Attempting to instill fear, management hired subcontractors and forced the workers to train them. But the workers saw through the anti-union fog and trusted the union more than the vampire bosses. (LA Weekly, Oct. 14)Workers win union at NOLA’s largest hotelNew Orleans is a city powered by workers in the $7.4 billion tourism industry. Some 80,000 workers make that possible — running front desks, room service, concierges and casinos, and doing janitorial jobs. (New Orleans Advocate, Oct. 8) Workers at the city’s largest hotel, the Hilton Riverside, won a major victory when they joined UNITE HERE Local 2262 earlier this year. The national union represents 270,000 apparel, hotel, casino and restaurant workers in the U.S.Though Hilton workers, many of them women of color, can’t talk about contract terms still on the table, a mid-October rally, covered by Best of New Orleans, revealed some of the issues — from badly needed raises to consecutive days off. A major problem is that management often schedules workers for a late shift, followed the next day by an early one.Than Dao, a cocktail server at a Local 2262 casino, told BNO she had worked for 16 years at $5 to $6 an hour. She got a raise with Local 26 and thinks the casino respects workers now. Unions give workers a new set of power tools.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Thousands of migrant workers and their families from Honduras have marched through Guatemala into Mexico, a river of people flooding the roads. They are bound for what they hope could be a better life in the U.S.President Trump has threatened to call up the military and close the U.S. southern border against them. Closing a border is usually the last act a nation takes before declaring war.But the U.S. has already declared 21st century war on migrants. It began under the Obama administration and is now being implemented even more cruelly and outrageously under Trump. Has it really been forgotten that ALL the people in this country, other than the Indigenous peoples and the Africans dragged here in chains, are im/migrants or are descended from im/migrants?For over a century, U.S. capitalists have been waging brutal, devastating economic war on Honduras and other Central American countries in order to extract billions of dollars in profit from their land and their labor.The Honduran migrants are simply fleeing the blows of poverty, violence and death that U.S. aggression has dealt their country.Early in the 20th century, U.S. corporations like United Fruit grabbed thousands of acres of Indigenous lands in Central America and exploited the labor of Indigenous peoples. That economic occupation left a deadly legacy of poverty, illnesses from exposure to agricultural chemicals, tuberculosis, respiratory crises, infertility, cancer and death.When Honduran workers resisted, as 40,000 did in the General Strike of 1954, there was always the threat of U.S. intervention. That was during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The U.S. secretary of state was John Foster Dulles, whose law firm represented the United Fruit Co. His brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the CIA as well as a United Fruit board member.The current destabilization of Honduras came in 2009, again under the protection of the U.S. Manuel Zelaya, a relatively progressive president, introduced economic reforms that increased the minimum wage by 80 percent and decreased poverty by 10 percent. He was quickly deposed in a violent coup.Where did the coup come from? Honduran Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, who graduated from the notorious School of the Americas, the U.S. Army training program better known as the School of the Assassins.A horrific wave of assassinations and murders followed the 2009 coup. The U.S. corporate media refer to this as a period of “violence,” without explaining that the violence came from the reactionary government put in place by collaborators with U.S. imperialism.Many have heard of Berta Cáceres, the Indigenous Honduran environmental activist murdered there in March of 2016. But she is only one of literally thousands — including Indigenous activists, peasant leaders, trade unionists, journalists, environmentalists, judges, opposition political candidates, LGBTQ and women’s advocates, human rights activists and others — who have been killed by right-wing death squads for the sin of demanding basic human rights, like a living wage.U.S. officials — most significantly then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — were influential in guaranteeing power to the murderous junta and preventing Zelaya’s return to office, which was demanded by the Honduran people in massive nonviolent protests.Hondurans are continuing to fight for their country. In May 2017 over 2,000 campesinxs took over 10 farms belonging to the Tela Railroad Co., a subsidiary of the former United Fruit, now known as Chiquita Brands International.They are continuing to struggle as they march across borders, aiming for a U.S. that has taken so much from them. They are coming to demand a future they can survive in.It is our responsibility in the U.S. to fight our utmost to stop the deadly interventions carried out by the corporate establishment that runs this country and support the self-determination of Honduras — and all other countries. It is the right thing to do. But in addition the brutal impoverishment of workers in other countries eventually means lower real wages here, too.It is our responsibility to fight to open the southern border to the Honduran migrants.Imperialism respects no borders in its interventions all over the globe. Profits squeezed from workers and farmers around the world have fattened the billionaires here, who then try to pit us against other working people in other countries. We have a common enemy: U.S. imperialist exploiters.There must be no borders in the workers’ struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Reporters Without Borders condemns the illegal detention of two journalists and calls for their immediate release and the reopening of their newspaper, the Juba-based daily Destiny, which has been closed by the government. They are Ngor Aguot Garang, its editor, who was arrested on 2 November, and Dengdit Ayok, its deputy editor, who was arrested on 5 November.“These arrests highlight the difficulties of working as a journalist in South Sudan and the risks that media personnel run in this young country, in which no law protects them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to free Garang and Ayok without delay and to quickly pass laws that regulate the work of the media and protect journalists from arbitrary imprisonment of this kind.” The two journalists are reportedly being held in a prison near Jebel Marra. No formal charge has been brought against them. Under South Sudan’s laws, this makes their detention illegal.Garang, who is also a reporter for Sudan Tribune, was arrested one day after being summoned for questioning by the national security department in Juba on 1 November. As Destiny is the English-language version of Al-Misier, an Arabic-language also based in Juba, Al-Misier editor Atem Simon and chairman of the newspaper’s board, Dhieu Mathok, also responded to the summons.The summons was prompted by an article by Ayok in Destiny’s 26 October issue criticizing President Salva Kiir Mayardit, to which the information ministry had reacted by suspending the newspaper. The suspension has remained in place, although Destiny issued an apology. The ministry also suspended Ayok from working as a journalist.The incident has revived the debate about media freedom in South Sudan, Africa’s youngest country since obtaining its independence on 9 July. In an earlier incident, Mohammed Arkou of Sudan Radio Service was arrested on 11 May for taking photos without government permission, although he was not in a military area, and was held for three weeks.The South Sudan Media Development Association has expressed its concern about this latest case, while the Sudan Tribune has launched an online petition for Garang’s release. Reporters Without Borders urges you to sign it here.Photo : AFP / Peter Martell. RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on November 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Destiny journalists released after two weeks December 23, 2020 Find out more Ngor Aguot Garang, the editor of the Juba-based English-language daily Destiny, and Dengdit Ayok, one of his reporters, were released from Juba’s Jebel Marra prison on 18 November after being held for more than two weeks.They were arrested because of an article in the newspaper’s 26 October issue criticizing President Salva Kiir Mayardit. National security chief Akol Koor said the article was “illegal” and libellous, and violated the president’s privacy.Garang, who is also a reporter for the Sudan Tribune, said he was “beaten and tortured” in detention “by people who never identified themselves.” to go further Follow the news on South Sudan August 25, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News South SudanAfrica News Help by sharing this information ——————————- Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen 8.11.11 – Authorities urged to free two journalists and reopen their newspaper News Receive email alerts South SudanAfrica Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more