The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) Q32015 Interim Report


first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) 2019 Annual Report


first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot


first_img LIDL Community Works has reopened for 2017 and is seeking community groups and projects across Northern Ireland to benefit from its funding.World champion boxer Carl Frampton helped launch this year’s LIDL Community Works, which has a total of £228,000 to invest, and is offering £6,000 in funding to local groups and large scale projects through each of its 38 stores across the Northern Ireland.It is asking customers across the province to nominate groups or projects in their local area that could benefit from its support by downloading a nomination form from the website or picking up a copy from their local Lidl Store. The deadline for applications is June 25th. Customers in each store across Northern Ireland will then have the opportunity to decide from a shortlist of three which local community group or project should receive a £4,000 investment with the two runners up each receiving £1,000.Since the initial launch of Lidl Community Works, Lidl has donated funding and given practical help to over 700 community groups and charities across the country, including Portrush RNLI, Mourne Mountain Rescue, Carrick Chargers Special Olympic Basketball Club and the Doghouse Sanctuary in Banbridge.Conor Boyle, regional director at Lidl Northern Ireland said:“We have received incredible support in Northern Ireland since we opened our first store and this is our way of giving back. It gives us great pleasure to re-launch Lidl Community Works as we have clearly seen how our communities have flourished with the support we have been able to offer in the last few years.”Image: World champion boxer Carl Frampton backs Lidl Community Works Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 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.  223 total views,  1 views today  224 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31center_img LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot Melanie May | 22 May 2017 | News Tagged with: Funding Northern Irelandlast_img read more

Colombian hunger strike comes to GM’s home


first_imgLeft, Jorge Parra of GM hunger strikers in Colombia with Martha Grevatt at Sept. 10 Detroit meeting.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweWorking at breakneck speed under antiquated conditions at the General Motors Commodores plant in Bogotá, Colombia, more than 200 workers have suffered debilitating injuries and illnesses. After being fired and left with no source of income, workers formed the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-workers of GM Colombia, known as Asotrecol.On Aug. 1, 2011, the Asotrecol workers set up an encampment outside the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá. They chose that location because the U.S. government still owns 26 percent of GM. They want recognition of their injuries as work-related, and they want reintegration into the workforce for those who are able to work and pensions for those unable to work as well as paid health care. A key demand is recognition of Asotrecol as their union.On Aug. 1 of this year, 13 injured workers began a hunger strike, sewing their lips shut. The strike was ended when GM corporate representatives agreed to travel to Colombia for mediation. The company, however, offered only a paltry compensation sum and refused to give workers their jobs back. “The insignificant funding they offered would have accomplished nothing but convert us into street food vendors,” Asotrecol stated.Workers have sewn their lips shut again. The union’s president, Jorge Parra, is conducting his hunger strike in Detroit, hoping to get a meeting with GM corporate representatives.This reporter, a 25-year Chrysler worker and United Auto Worker member, interviewed Parra on Sept. 7, near Detroit’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community center, called Affirmations. There, Parra had a warm exchange with LGBTQ activists, who are engaged in a rotating hunger strike to protest discrimination and bigotry in Michigan.Martha Grevatt: How big is the workforce at Colmotores?Jorge Parra: About 1,830 working two shifts.MG: What was its peak?JP: Three or four years ago there were 2,300 working three shifts.MG: Aside from about 200 who were injured and fired, how were the reductions accomplished?JP: The older workers are being fired. They make about 2 million pesos [$1,050] per month but newer workers make half that. For three years, they do not get a raise. Then it takes two years to reach top rate.MG: How many cars are produced each day and how much do they cost in Colombia?JP: One hundred and sixty per shift. The work process has one person doing what three or four workers in the U.S. would do. Cars cost from 18 million pesos to 45 million pesos [$10,000 to $24,000].MG: Where are things now with your struggle?JP: We hope with this trip to Detroit I’ll be able to talk directly with people in GM headquarters and try to find a solution that is just. My colleagues and their families are in a very desperate and critical situation. Three of them have lost their houses through mortgage foreclosure. One other is at risk of losing his home.It’s hard for our families and for our kids. Those of us who felt the helplessness decided to enter a hunger strike and sew our mouths shut. This was the only way we thought we would be able to resist the violations committed against us, with the little that we still have. GM practically gave us one choice — to die on a hunger strike or to die waiting for our indifferent governments to do something for us. It is unjust for the U.S. to demand human rights when it is financing human rights abuses by way of its ownership of GM.MG: How important is international solidarity?JP: The international support has been an enormous aid to us in making our struggle visible. GM is a multinational [corporation] and a large part of it belongs to the U.S. public. The support we have found in unions and organizations and from people has been invaluable. By making public statements and taking stances, they are increasing our profile. I’m proud to be able to be here in the U.S. I’m here because our situation has become so public. I’m glad I can count on this continued support, as we keep demanding justice and our rights.MG: Can you comment on the Free Trade Agreement?JP: It is unjust to us that the U.S. ratified the FTA with Colombia. There is a very difficult situation for unions and workers in Colombia. Colombia is not complying with the Labor Action Plan prerequisites of the FTA. When [President] Obama came to Cartagena and approved the FTA, it was like a slap in the face to me.MG: Is there anything else you would like to add?JP: We continue to ask for the enormous help of U.S. people and unions. We ask that they send letters and emails; that they engage in acts of protest and marches; and that they talk to their politicians, so that together we can demand that GM do the right thing and reach a prompt solution. We’re coming to the end of our rope in Colombia.We urgently need the collaboration of the people of the U.S. Our lives and our families depend on it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On the picket line


first_imgStates’ minimum wage increases benefit millions of workersMillions of low-wage workers in the U.S. will see an hourly pay increase in 2015, based on rising minimum wages in 23 states and the District of Columbia. For instance, voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota passed increases by ballot initiative. Ten state legislatures, including Maryland, Michigan and Minnesota, voted for increases. Nine states, including Arizona, Colorado and New Jersey, raised them as part of scheduled cost-of-living increases. Washington state now has the highest minimum wage at $9.47 an hour, followed by Oregon at $9.25. Workers in Massachusetts got a bump from $8 to $9. A total of 29 states now have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25.Increases for approximately 60 percent of the country’s workforce are a hard won victory for millions of workers currently earning poverty wages. However, the increases in many states will initially provide only a few cents more per hour, with the majority of increases taking effect over coming months and years. Florida and Missouri only raised their minimums by 12 and 15 cents, respectively. Despite workers’ clarion calls for livable wages, especially the $15 an hour campaign, the Republican-controlled Congress will likely not heed their needs. (New York Times, Jan. 1)Cablevision CEO found guilty of gross labor violationsOn Dec. 5, a federal judge in New York found telecom provider Cablevision and its CEO, James Dolan, guilty of multiple labor law violations designed to prevent workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from forming a union. Included are 22 illegal firings, bargaining in bad faith, and spying on, intimidating and harassing workers engaged in union organizing with the Communications Workers. Dolan first launched his anti-union attack some three years ago when technicians in Brooklyn voted to join the CWA. Amid ongoing contract negotiations, the workers welcomed the guilty verdict as a positive development in their continuing efforts to secure fair and just wages and union representation. (TheCablevision99.org, Dec. 5)D.C. health care workers take wage thieves to courtAs many as 6,000 home health care workers in Washington, D.C., are seeking class action status in a lawsuit filed Dec. 11 against three of the city’s largest health care providers. The suit accuses Health Management Inc., Nursing Enterprises and Vizion One Inc. of widespread wage theft over three years. If successful, the lawsuit could award workers more than $150 million in damages and back pay. The 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced that additional lawsuits will be filed. “For years, the home care agencies flagrantly violated the District of Columbia’s basic wage and hour protections for workers,” said Greg McGillivary, a lawyer representing the workers. “These lawsuits will help the home care workers recover the money that is owed to them.” (dclabor.org, Dec. 12)Part-time faculty at private colleges have right to organizeA December ruling by the National Labor Relations Board ensures that part-time faculty at private colleges and universities across the country have the right to unionize. The ruling settled a dispute between contingent faculty and administrators at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., over whether those faculty are management and are therefore ineligible for union membership. According to the ruling, only faculty who have control over admission, academic programs, finances and personnel can be considered managerial. “This is a huge decision for higher ed, where 75 percent of us are now contingent faculty,” said PLU lecturer Jane Harty. “We don’t have any say in curriculum or any voice in faculty governance.” (New York Times, Dec. 22)AFT takes stand against Coca-ColaIn a laudable expression of international workers’ solidarity, the executive board of the American Federation of Teachers, representing 1.6 million workers, passed a resolution Oct. 15 banning the sale of Coca-Cola products at AFT facilities and events. The resolution cites Coke’s history of violence against union organizers in Colombia and Guatemala, its use of child labor on sugar plantations in El Salvador and the outsourcing of thousands of jobs at poverty wages. The resolution encourages AFT members to aid efforts banning Coke at their schools, hospitals and other workplaces. (KillerCoke.org, Nov. 16) Since the “Campaign to Stop Killer Coke” began in 2003, several dozen union locals and state and central labor councils have passed similar resolutions; AFT is the fifth international union to do so.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Iraqi reporter’s home searched after he exposes corruption


first_img Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Conflicts of interestCorruptionJudicial harassment to go further RSF_en “The judicial proceedings initiated against Hassan Sabah are intolerable and are clearly motivated by his investigative reporting,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “The 18-month-old complaint was manifestly a fanciful pretext for intimidating a journalist who has just exposed a corruption case.” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” July 25, 2019 Iraqi reporter’s home searched after he exposes corruption Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that a judge in Basra, in southern Iraq, ordered I News investigative reporter Hassan Sabah’s arrest this week on spurious grounds after he exposed a case of alleged corruption involving another Basra judge. Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News February 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Sabah added that, after several attempts, he had learned that the grounds used for the raid was the complaint that a state-owned airport taxi company had filed against him back in February 2018. When contacted by RSF, Sabah said he had barricaded access to his home to prevent it being ransacked during the coming days by militias linked to political parties. Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Sabah posted video footage of the police raid on Facebook and, in a separate post, explained that a judge ordered it after Sabah posted a report about the use of public funds to buy property for another Basra judge. News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Conflicts of interestCorruptionJudicial harassment Police swooped on Sabah’s home on the evening of 23 July with the aim of arresting him and taking him to a police station. After discovering that he was not there, they carried out a search of his home. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for more gardaí for Limerick


first_imgEmail Gardaí do not suspect foul play after woman’s body discovered in house Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfire Advertisement Facebook NewsCall for more gardaí for LimerickBy John Keogh – November 20, 2014 754 Funeral tribute for the Limerick Garda known as ‘Robocop’ WhatsApp Print TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCllr James CollinsCllr Joe LeddinCllr Kieran O’HanlonCllr Sean LynchCrimelimerickLimerick City and County Council center_img Previous articleSomething for the weekend – Sports TV ListingsNext articleHugh Tinney plays with Irish Chamber Orchestra John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin New Garda operation to ensure public compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK does not have adequate garda numbers to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour in certain areas of the city, according to members of Limerick City and County Council.Limerick City West councillor Joe Leddin told this month’s Metropolitan District meeting: “There are huge issues in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour in Weston. Only last week another house was burnt out. There are serious issues in terms of anti-social behaviour and intimidation going on in that community on a daily basis.”City East councillor Kieran O’Hanlon noted that “crime and vandalism is an issue still” and claimed that he recently spent ten minutes trying to call Henry Street garda station to report a stolen car.He added: “We don’t have a sufficient number of gardaí in Limerick to deal with the individuals who need to be dealt with”.His Fianna Fáil colleague and City West councillor James Collins said; “It’s not for politicians or officials to implement law and order” and suggested writing to the Minister for Justice appealing for additional gardaí to be deployed in Limerick.Fellow City West councillor Seán Lynch criticised Cllr Leddin for “knocking Weston” and said: “You have anti-social behaviour in any housing estate”.Cllr Leddin replied: “I never knocked any community. I’m dealing with the real issues on the ground – I suggest you take a walk around there.”In relation to abandoned or derelict houses, which are seen as magnets for anti-social behaviour, Cllr Leddin said: “There are a lot of houses boarded up and a lot of those are in private ownership. Literally nothing is being done about it. Unfortunately the people living beside them have to endure all these issues.“We can spend millions on Regeneration or the housing budget, yet you can have a number of houses privately owned where the owner lives in Honolulu and the house is boarded up. We need to engage with them.” Twitter Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Gardalast_img read more

Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach


first_img WhatsApp Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach Local NewsUS News Twitter Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Seminole names Poynor as next head coachNext articleProtests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Killybegs could get a boost from growth in wind and wave energy


first_img Google+ Killybegs could get a boost from growth in wind and wave energy Pinterest Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – October 22, 2011 Facebook Previous articleDerry man given four year sentence for aggravated burglary and arsonNext articleDonegal job creation being hindered by beaurocracy News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp The County Manager has been outling the potential of Killybegs as a service port for wind and wave energy.Seamus Neely was speaking at the Association of Irish Regions conference in the Marine Institute in Galway this week.It was told that ESB international intends to begin building the State’s first full-scale ocean energy project off the west coast early next year.Four sites off Mayo, Galway, and north Clare are under consideration for the project. Google+last_img read more

The discovery of a natural whale fall in the Antarctic deep sea


first_imgLarge cetacean carcasses at the deep-sea floor, known as ‘whale falls’, provide a resource for generalist-scavenging species, chemosynthetic fauna related to those from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, and remarkable bone-specialist species such as Osedax worms. Here we report the serendipitous discovery of a late-stage natural whale fall at a depth of 1444 m in the South Sandwich Arc. This discovery represents the first natural whale fall to be encountered in the Southern Ocean, where cetaceans are abundant. The skeleton was situated within a seafloor caldera, in close proximity (<250 m) to active hydrothermal vents. We used a DNA barcoding approach to identify the skeleton as that of an Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). The carcass was in an advanced state of decomposition, and its exposed bones were occupied by a diverse assemblage of fauna including nine undescribed species. These bone fauna included an undescribed species of Lepetodrilus limpet that was also present at the nearby hydrothermal vents, suggesting the use of whale-fall habitats as stepping stones between chemosynthetic ecosystems. Using Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) videography, we have quantified the composition and abundance of fauna on the whale bones, and tested a hypothesis that varying concentrations of lipids in the bones of whales may influence the microdistribution of sulfophilic whale-fall fauna. Our data supported the hypothesis that more lipid-rich bones support a greater abundance of sulfophilic bacterial mats, which are also correlated with the abundance of grazing limpets (Pyropelta sp.). The abundance of Osedax sp. on bones however, showed a negative correlation with the bacterial-mat percentage cover, and hence greatest abundance on bones predicted to have lowest lipid content.last_img read more