National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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. Howard Lake | 7 August 2006 | News Jane Deitch, former Head of Casting at the BBC, joins Theatrecares this month as its first Administrator. Her responsibilities will include events and growing the annual Theatrecares Bucket Collections which raise £100,000 a year to support poor and marginalised people affected by HIV and AIDS.David Pendlebury, Chairman of Theatrecares, said: “Jane is highly experienced and knowledgeable and her background in the theatre and television will prove invaluable to the development of Theatrecares.“This is an opportunity for Theatrecares to reengage the theatre community and raise much needed funds to support people affected by HIV and AIDS in the UK and Africa.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Theatrecares appoints former BBC Head of Casting as first paid employee The appointment follows a period of rebranding for Theatrecares. Initially known as West End Cares, since 1990 over £2 million has been raised to support projects ranging from the Crusaid Hardship Fund in the UK to orphanages in South Africa. The new curtain motif and strap line ‘Putting HIV and AIDS centre stage’ embodies Theatrecares’ role in the HIV and AIDS sector as the theatre community’s response to HIV and AIDS in the UK and Africa. 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people
22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 August 2007 | News The donation will go towards the Royal Society endowment. Income earned from this gift will enable the Royal Society to broaden its policy portfolio on climate change, as part of Royal Society’s expansion to coincide with its 350th anniversary in 2010.The Kohn Foundation was established in 1991 by Dr Doctor Ralph Kohn FRS to provide financial support for scientific and medical research, education purposes, the arts, particularly music, and humanitarian aid. Trust grants £1 million to Royal Society The Kohn Foundation has pledged £1 million to fund climate change studies as part of a new Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.The pledge will enable the Royal Society to broaden its focus on climate change to include issues such as alternative fuels for transport, new technologies for mitigating climate change, adaptation to the impacts of climate change, as well as socio-economic issues arising from the effects of climate change. Ralph Kohn, founder of the Kohn Foundation said: “The deeply worrying problems which we face as a result of climate change require expert handling and who better than the Royal Society to take a leadership role to deal with the issues involved”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Previous articleEU Continues to Say No to Ag in Trade Talks With the USNext articlePerdue Says the Likelihood of New MFP Payments Slim Gary Truitt HAT Commentary: Farmers are Givers and not Takers Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary TruittThere is an old adage that goes, “a hungry man has one problem, and a well-fed man has many.” This is true in our American culture. Consumers walk into a grocery store and can choose from 50 different breakfast cereals, 30 different laundry detergents, and an entire row salty snacks. The produce department is filled with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, no matter what the season of the year. The milk and meat cases are always full. Yet most people do not understand how this food gets delivered to their store and what it takes to produce it. Thus, when there are headlines announcing billions of tax dollars going to farmers for disaster aid, crop insurance, or Market Facilitation Payments, they see agriculture as takers and not as givers.However, recent research from the USDA reveals a different story. According to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the average American spends 5% of their disposable income on food. Compare this to France where the average French person spends 13% of their disposable income on food. According to Perdue, when you multiply this by the population of the U.S., farmers give consumers $840 billion. These are dollars that, if it were not for our food and fiber production system, they would have to spend on food.Looking at it this way, the $40 billion spent on a wide variety of farm support programs looks like a pretty good deal. Yet that is not how it gets spun by the uninformed mainstream media or activist groups. The result is farmers are viewed as takers of handouts rather than the significant contributors they are.This is only one aspect of the contribution agriculture makes. There also are the economic activity generated on the local and state levels, and the exports that are one of the few areas in which the U.S. has a positive balance of trade. Let’s face it, however, most people outside of agriculture just don’t care.Perdue, speaking to over 4000 farmers at Commodity Classic last week in San Antonio, made an impassioned plea for farmers to start speaking up. In his well-cultivated, good ole boy Georgia accent, he challenged those in attendance to start talking about the many positive contributions farmers make every day. He indicated this would be a major talking point and focus of USDA in 2020.It has been a while since we have seen this kind of focus from the USDA — not since the days of John Block and Earl Butz. Yes, other Ag Secretaries have been advocates for agriculture, but not to this extent. However, Perdue pointed out, he is just one voice. While his megaphone is larger than most of us have, each of us still has an obligation to speak up and to paint a positive picture of our industry. Let’s face it, most of the messages people hear about agriculture are negative, not positive.While issues like GMOs and Antibiotics get a lot of attention, the root issue is food safety for most consumers. If they know their food is safe, how it is produced is not a top of mind issue compared to grocery store receipt. Food security and abundance are also not issues for most, though not all, consumers. People expect their food retailers to always have full shelves, except the night before a forecast winter storm. Telling consumers how all this is made possible by a profitable and free-market agriculture sector will help them understand that farmers are givers and not takers. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 1, 2020 Facebook Twitter Home Commentary HAT Commentary: Farmers are Givers and not Takers
The Russian parliament (the Duma) passed on a third reading on 13 November an amendment to the anti-terrorist law sharply curbing press freedom by banning the media from putting out news that “hindered an anti-terrorist operation” or was “opposition propaganda against an operation or an attempt to justify such opposition.” Its vague terms gave the government power to prosecute any journalist or media outlet reporting on terrorism or the war in Chechnya. November 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Putin demands revision of anti-terrorist law June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF_en News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News ______22.11.2002 – Foreign media under censorship pressure for Chechnya reportingReporters Without Borders protested strongly today at two attempts by the Russian authorities to censor foreign media covering the fighting in Chechnya and Russian “anti-terrorist operations.””In the space of just a few weeks, Russia has sunk into straight censorship,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to President Vladimir Putin. “Parliament adopted an anti-terrorist law allowing prosecution of any journalist who reports on the Chechnya situation, several media have been penalised for their coverage of the recent Moscow theatre hostage-taking, and now the authorities are criticising and censoring the foreign media for reporting on Chechnya.””We ask you to veto the amendments to the anti-terrorist law and put an end to the pressure being exerted on the Russian and foreign media for their Chechnya coverage,” he said.At an airport in Ingushetia on 20 November, Russian security agents seized four cassettes of footage about Chechen refugees from Hans-Wilhelm Steinfeld, Moscow correspondent for the Norwegian public TV station NRK. The film was later returned to him, but two of the cassettes had been partly erased.The Russian embassy in Germany wrote on 13 November to Fritz Pleitgen, head of the German public TV station ARD, complaining about German media coverage of the Moscow hostage-taking, especially by ARD, whose reporting he called “shocking, totally unacceptable and disgraceful for a public institution.””The biased editing” and “choice of disgusting words” in the reports raised doubts about Moscow’s determination to reach a political solution to the conflict, the letter said, suggesting that the Russian authorities might not cooperate with ARD. to go further News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Belarus President Vladimir Putin vetoed an amendment on 25 November to theanti-terrorist law severely restricting press freedom. He asked the twohouses of parliament to set up a joint committee to revise the amendment,which would ban the media from putting out news that “hindered ananti-terrorist operation” or was “opposition propaganda against anoperation or an attempt to justify such opposition.” RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 28, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out more
Community News Subscribe Business News Gatherings A Hole-in-One for Animals From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:37 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment The 18th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off on Monday, April 10, at the historic Annandale Golf Club for the first time. More than $180,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS) programs and services, exceeding the $150,000 goal set by event organizers. Proceeds from the tournament will help provide nourishing food, safe shelter and veterinary care to the approximately 12,000 animals PHS cares for every year.More than 112 golfers participated in the annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. The day began with a putting contest, a full 18-hole round of golf and an exciting opportunity drawing. A cocktail reception, silent and live auction and awards dinner concluded the event. The surprise guest of the evening was Maggie, a 6-month-old beagle puppy rescued by the Pasadena Humane Society after surviving a hit-and-run car accident and adopted by a member of the Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles committee.“Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who chipped in to help the animals,” says PHS President/CEO Julie Bank. “The tournament was a great success and we are happy to have found a new home at Annandale Golf Club.”The event was sponsored by Unified Grocers, Albertson’s Vons Foundation, Community Bank, Trader Joe’s, Santa Anita Park, Merrill Lynch, Nestle USA, Advantage Ford Lincoln, Gamble Jones Investment Council, The Hat, Beverly C. Marksbury, Nancy and Al Plamann, Julie and Vaughn Starnes, Marilyn and Gene Buchanan, Mary Ann and Bob Fidler, Gillan Abercrombie Frame, Carol Ann Kirby, and Weta and Allen Mathies.The shelter’s next signature event the 19th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for Sunday, September 24, at Brookside Park in Pasadena. Fetch more information at pasadenahumane.org.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in its care come from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles area and beyond. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keep pets in homes. To learn more, visit pasadenahumane.org. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
News Updates[Babri Demolition Case] “I am Innocent, Implicated In The Case Due To Political Influence and Ideological Inclination” LK Advani Tells Spl. Court Press Trust of India24 July 2020 10:27 PMShare This – xVeteran BJP leader L K Advani on Friday recorded his statement before a special CBI court in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case and denied any involvement in the conspiracy to pull down the disputed structure. The statement of the 92-year-old former deputy prime minster was recorded through video conferencing in the court of special Judge S K Yadav with his counsels Vimal Kumar Srivastava,…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?LoginVeteran BJP leader L K Advani on Friday recorded his statement before a special CBI court in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case and denied any involvement in the conspiracy to pull down the disputed structure. The statement of the 92-year-old former deputy prime minster was recorded through video conferencing in the court of special Judge S K Yadav with his counsels Vimal Kumar Srivastava, KK Mishra and Abhishek Ranjan present in the court. CBI lawyers Lalit Singh, P Chakravarti and RK Yadav were also present. Advani denied his involvement in the alleged conspiracy along with ‘Kar sevaks’ to demolish the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. He pleaded he was completely innocent and was unnecessarily dragged in the case owing to political reasons. He said he would furnish his defense at an appropriate stage of the proceedings. Advani told the special CBI judge that the investigation was conducted under political pressure and the charge sheet was forwarded on the basis of fabricated evidence. The special judge put forth 1,050 questions to Advani and he answered them very cautiously, denying every allegation of conspiracy and arguing there was no occasion to make him stand on trial. As the judge narrated to him the contents of some video clippings, newspaper reports and other evidences relating to the incident in 1992, Advani shrugged them off, saying they were totally false and produced in the court due to political influence and ideological inclination. When the judge referred to evidences regarding his alleged provocative speeches to Kar sevaks, the BJP veteran told him that the evidence was false and the investigators included the video cassettes and newspapers for political malice and under political influence. The judge also referred to a piece of evidence furnished by the CBI witness on the basis of an English newspaper published on October 24, 1990, about his arrest with the headline ‘Advani arrested in Samastipur’. The edition carried news relating to call for Bharat Bandh by the leaders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other organisations in protest against his arrest. The edition also carried Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray’s statement that ‘Bandh will be peaceful’. Even then, some Kar sevaks succeeded in climbing on the disputed structure and damaged it. Some Kar sevaks lost their lives in police firing on October 10, 1990, during ‘Kar seva’. On completion of this description, the judge asked Advani as to what he had to say about this. Except the fact of the arrest, other deposition is false and the same had been included in the investigation due to political malice and ideological differences giving the facts a colour, Advani replied. His deposition began at around 11 a.m. as he appeared in the court online from Delhi along with his lawyer Mahipal Ahluwalia. After the recording of his statement was completed, the judge asked his office to send a copy of it to CBI’s Delhi office which would get Advani’s signature on it and send it back to the court. The CBI had earlier issued charge sheet to Advani along with others in the case. But the Allahabad High Court had discharged him from the case holding him innocent. But on a CBI petition, the Supreme Court in 2017 directed him to face trial on the charges of conspiracy. On Thursday, the special court had recorded the statement of BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi in the case. Dubbing prosecution witnesses in the Babri mosque demolition case as “liars”, 86-year-old Joshi had asserted that he was innocent and implicated in the case by the then Congress government at the Centre. The Babri mosque demolition trial is presently at the stage of recording of statements of 32 accused in the case under Section 313 of CrPC during which they get an opportunity to refute the prosecution evidence against them. The special court has been recording the statement of accused persons since July 4 under these provisions. The mosque in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992, by ‘kar sevaks’ who claimed that an ancient Ram temple stood at the same site. Advani and Joshi were among those leading the Ram temple movement at that time. The court is conducting day-to-day hearing in the case to complete its trial by August 31 as directed by the Supreme Court and has already recorded statements of BJP stalwarts like Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti. Advani’s statement was recorded barely days before a grand groundbreaking event planned on August 5 for a Ram temple at Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a galaxy of political leaders, including Advani, have been invited to attend the event. Last year, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court had ruled that the 2.77 acre land claimed by both Hindus and Muslims would be handed over to a government-run trust for the building of a temple. The court had also announced a five-acre plot at another site in Ayodhya for Muslims. Meanwhile, the Allahabad High Court dismissed a plea for stopping the August 5 “Bhoomi Pujan” ceremony for laying down the foundation stone for building the temple. An official spokesperson said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will go to Ayodhya on Saturday. He, however, did not elaborate. Next Story
Sharon Gieselmann, PhD, associate professor and department chair of the School of Education, received the University of Evansville’s Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s winter commencement exercise on Thursday, December 12, 2019.The Exemplary Teacher Award is given by the University to an exceptional member of the faculty in acknowledgment of his or her teaching excellence.Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, Gieselmann served as an elementary school principal, elementary school teacher, and staff developer. She also provided professional development to schools in the south and midwest as a literacy coach and area manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Her research interests include social justice issues in public schools. Her work has been shared at conferences in Moscow, Russia, Paris, France; and Brighton, United Kingdom. Dr. Gieselmann’s most recent work is included in two books for aspiring administrators in university preparation programs, Quandaries of the Small-District Superintendency and Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century; Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community.She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Southern Indiana, a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Dr. Gieselmann also has a teaching endorsement in gifted education and school administrative credentials from Western Kentucky University.Dr. Gieselmann was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Convenience food group Uniq is back in the black after increased food-to-go sales helped steer the business back to positive sales growth. In its fourth quarter trading update the firm announced that food-to-go sales were up 11.5% for the 13 weeks to 26 December. “Consumers responded well to the swift changes in our product range to deliver better value and innovation in key categories,” according to the company statement.Its Northampton business benefited from “new sandwich volume” with Marks and Spencer, worth £15m per annum, however this was partly offset by the loss of a “significant proportion” of its airline business, when British Airways announced its decision to reduce food services on short haul flights.Its desserts arm saw sales rise 0.4%, and it achieved a good Christmas performance, reversing the negative growth reported in the previous two quarters.The food group made the decision to dispose of its French, German, Polish and Netherlands business units earlier in 2009, to become focused solely on the UK convenience market.