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Emerald Isle to keep 12.5pc rate for corporate tax

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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc 2016 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Bata Shoe Company plc. manufactures and markets a wide range of smart and casual footwear and other leather and plastic products for the fashion sector in Zambia. Products in its accessories range include handbags and belts. The footwear company operates in three markets: retail, wholesale and export. The company has a national footprint with 50 modern stores located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. In addition to its own Bata brand, the company is an agent for popular shoe brands such as Marie Claire, Makuba, Toughies, Power, Tommy Takkies, North Star and Bubble Gummers. Zambia Bata Shoe Company was established in 1937 and is a subsidiary of Bafin (Nederland) BV. Zambia Bata Shoe Company is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Super Rugby Highlights feed – Round 15

first_imgFriday Jul 1, 2016 Super Rugby Highlights feed – Round 15 Super Rugby is back after a break for Test rugby, and round 15 kicked off with two enjoyable games, as the Chiefs took on the Crusaders in a historic match in Fiji, while the Brumbies hosted the Reds in Canberra. Below we’ve got highlights and will add more throughout the weekend.*All highlights now updatedChiefs vs Crusaders – Suva, Fiji Brumbies vs Reds, CanberraSunwolves vs Waratahs Hurricanes vs Blues Rebels vs Stormers Cheetahs vs Force Lions vs Sharks Southern Kings vs Highlanders Jaguares vs BullsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New and improved Super Rugby format explained ahead of opening weekend

first_imgThursday Feb 15, 2018 New and improved Super Rugby format explained ahead of opening weekend The much anticipated new look Super Rugby season kicks off in Cape Town on Saturday, as 2018 sees a reduction in the tournament from 18 teams back down to 15. In round one, the Stormers host the Jaguares and the Lions host the Sharks. The new format of the tournament is likely to cause some confusion, so the video below explains exactly how the competition is laid out, giving fans a better understanding of what to expect.While the tournament features the best domestic teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Japan, matches will be hosted in seven different countries this year, and 19 different cities.Suva in Fiji will host a New Zealand derby match when the Highlanders play the Chiefs in June, while in Asia the Sunwolves will play matches at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo plus the Singapore National Stadium.“It is great to actually kick-off and have Super Rugby action back on the rugby field following the re-structure of the tournament last year,” said SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos.“The focus is very much on South Africa this weekend with two matches in the South African Conference. Then in week two of Super Rugby we will see some further great action with two New Zealand derbies and an Australian derby as the Australian and New Zealand Conferences begin their campaigns.”At the completion of the 120-match regular season eight teams will qualify for the finals series and will be given a seeding of 1 to 8 for the quarter-finals. The three conference winners will be seeded 1 to 3 based on final tournament points and will host quarter-finals.Seeds 4 to 8 will be the five non-Conference winning teams with the next best number of Super Rugby competition points regardless of Conference. Seed 4 will host the remaining quarter-final.WEEK 1Sat 17 February: Stormers v Jaguares – DHL Newlands, Cape Town (15:05 local)Sat 17 February: Lions v Sharks – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg (17:15 local)The New Zealand and Australian Conferences start their campaigns in Week 2.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Education double major program gains popularity

first_imgprintClick the image above to go to the story. Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Facebook Twitter Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Twitter Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking + posts Facebook Previous articleArrieta hurls second career no-hitterNext articleKickball tournament raises money to kick out cancer Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkins Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. ReddIt Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Basketball blows halftime lead to top-ranked Kansas

first_imgReddIt Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Twitter Facebook Linkedin Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU ReddIt Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffith Facebook + posts Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines printTCU’s Desmond Bane crosses up Kansas guard Devon Dotson with his signature move. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.comAfter a big victory last Saturday over No. 2 Baylor, TCU men’s basketball was not able to get it done on the road in a 75-66 loss to the No. 1 Jayhawks. This was the first time in TCU basketball history that the Frogs have played the top two teams in the AP poll in the same season. The Frogs hung in the contest far longer than expected and were even clinging to a two-point lead at halftime. “I thought we executed especially well in the first half,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We did what we wanted to do offensively.”TCU held this lead through the first six minutes of the second half. Kansas would then take over, though, and lead for the rest of the game. Bane pulls up to shoot a three-pointer. He had six made three-pointers on the night. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.comGuard Desmond Bane did what the star player has made a habit of doing lately: scoring points and making plays. The senior had 24 points on the night, with six 3-pointers made and four assists.The guard from Richmond, Indiana, now has 1,744 career points, ranking third on TCU’s all-time list. Bane is one of three Power 5 players averaging at least 16 points, six rebounds and three assists per game. He was named co-Big 12 Player of the Week last week after his performance caught national attention. Guard Edric Dennis also put up quality numbers for the Frogs. He had 18 points, all of which were made off of 3-point shots. He scored 15 of his 18 in the first half. TCU leads the Big 12 in 3-point shooting, averaging 8.4 made per game.First-year guard PJ Fuller, coming off of an impressive performance against Baylor and being named Big 12 Newcomer of the week, finished with just two points. Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike proved too much for the Frogs once again. He scored 31 points and only missed one attempted field goal on his senior night.A win for Kansas meant that they clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title. “It feels good,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “It is a goal every year to try to win the league, and this guarantees a share of it.”This was Self’s 500th win at Kansas. “It is hard to come in here [Allen Fieldhouse] and win,” Dixon said.The Frogs are now 1-9 on the road and 16-14 overall. “We are getting ready for Oklahoma, competing for a seed and a spot,” Dixon said. “If we beat them, we are ahead of them; if they beat us, they are ahead of us. It’s pretty simple.” TCU heads back to Schollmaier Arena to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. Saturday. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Linkedin Twitter Previous articleNews Now 3/4/2020Next articleWomen’s basketball wins final home game of the season over OU Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Detained photographer freed but still in need of support

first_imgBelarusian Association of Journalists vice-president Andrew Bastunets told Reporters Without Borders that Surapin is accused of helping foreigners to cross the border illegally – a charge that carries a sentence of three to five years in prison. Help by sharing this information Although Studio Total has posted videos online proving that it did what it claims, the Belarusian defence ministry has denied that any aircraft entered Belarusian airspace illegally on 4 July. The ministry claims that the videos were clearly doctored or subjected to some other form of manipulation of “a clearly provocative nature.” President Lukashenko has been cracking down harder on dissent in recent months as Belarus – which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” – sinks further into political isolation and economic stagnation. In particular, the regime has lashed out at those who try to use the Internet to circulate information, wage campaigns or carry out a “revolution via the social media.” A decision on his detention was to have been issued yesterday but he has still not been released. Under Belarusian law, suspects can be held for up to 10 days in police custody without being formally charged. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Real estate agent Sergei Basharimov, who is being prosecuted for letting an apartment to one of the Studio Total team, was released on the same day as the photographer. Three days earlier, representatives of the agency announced they rejected a request to travel to Belarus for questioning. —–09.08.2012 – Two women journalists arrested for showing support for detained colleaguePhotographer Yuliya Darashkevich of the online newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarussii and colleague Iryna Kozlik, were arrested yesterday in Minsk while demonstrating their support for Anton Surapin, the journalist who has been held for nearly a month in connection with the teddy bear airdrop (see below).Detained while being photographed holding a teddy bear with a political slogan,they were taken to a police station and placed in custody on a charge of organizing an unauthorized demonstration.They were then taken to a Minsk district court where Judge Dzmitry Pawlyuchenka fined both of them 290 euros after they pleaded not guilty.Their arrests came just days after Swedish ambassador Stefan Eriksson’s expulsion in apparent connection with the teddy bear airdrop, a pro-democracy stunt organized by a Swedish public relations firm. Eriksson had been in the post for four years.————————————————————-08.08.2012 – Photographer charged with complicity in airdrop of teddy bearsThe Committee for State Security (KGB) confirmed yesterday that 20-year-old photographer Anton Surapin has been charged with criminal complicity in the 4 July airdrop of teddy bears with pro-democracy messages over Belarusian territory (see below). The first person to post photos of the stunt online, Surapin has also been charged with helping the two pilots of the light aircraft that dropped the teddy bears to enter Belarusian airspace illegally.”We urge the KGB to release Surapin without delay,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Caught hopping in another embarrassing matter, the authorities are again making scapegoats out of people who were not involved. The other parties to this matter and the European Union must intercede on behalf of this journalist at once.”The same charges have also been brought against Syarhey Basharymau, the person who allegedly provided accommodation in Minsk to members of the Swedish public relations firm that organized the stunt.Surapin and Basharymau are facing a possible sentence of three to seven years in prison under article 371-3 of the criminal code. They have been held illegally for nearly a month in preventive detention although the authorities have no real evidence to support the charges.The KGB said it would issue its final conclusions on the case after questioning representatives of the public relations agency.—–18.07.2012 – News website editor arrested for being first to post photos of free speech stuntReporters Without Borders demands the immediate release of Anton Surapin, the head of a news website who was arrested during a raid on his home on 13 July by members of the State Security Committee (KGB) investigating his role in a publicity stunt by a Swedish advertising agency designed to promote free expression. August 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained photographer freed but still in need of support Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF_en In a show of solidarity with free speech defenders in Belarus, two Studio Total members flew a light aircraft into Belarusian airspace on 4 July and dropped hundreds of teddy-bears, each bearing a miniature placard with the message: “We support the Belarusian struggle for free speech.” Surapin, a Journalism Institute student and editor of the bnp.by news website, was the first to post photos of the stunt online. He said he received the photos in a 5 July email from an unidentified person who wrote: “At 8 a.m. I went outside and saw the plane flying. He was flying very low, and I even saw the person flying it. I waved to him, and he threw me three bears with flags on parachutes!” Organisation Studio Total member Tomas Mazetti, one of the plane’s two pilots, told the Swedish English-language newspaper The Local he was worried by Surapin’s arrest. Reached by Reporters Without Borders, Mazetti said: “We don’t know Anton Surapin. We have no connection with him whatsoever. We had no contact at all in Belarus to help us organize this. We didn’t need to.” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of the photographer Anton Surapin, detained illegally for more than a month by the Committee for State Security (KGB) in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. However, the press freedom organization calls for the immediate lifting of all restrictions and the withdrawal of all charges against him. Surapin was released on 17 August and taken to his home in the town of Slutsk south of Minsk by KGB agents. He is now banned from leaving the town and must remain at the disposal of the KGB, which is continuing its inquiries. Editor of the bnp.by and a student at the Minsk journalism faculty, he is being prosecuted for criminal complicity for uploading photographs of the 4 July airdrop of teddy bears with pro-democracy messages over Belarusian territory. The stunt was organized by the Swedish advertising agency Studio Total to promote freedom of expression. Surapin has also been charged under the criminal code with helping the two pilots of the light aircraft that dropped the teddy bears to enter Belarusian air space illegally.The Belarusian Association of Journalists, a partner organization of Reporters Without Borders, is still collecting signatures for a petition calling for the prosecution to be dropped. Surapin was the first person to upload photos of the stunt, to which the KGB alleges he is linked. He was arrested on 13 July. Meanwhile, the defence ministry has denied that any aircraft entered Belarusian airspace illegally on 4 July. News May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Belarus The stunt by the Swedish advertising agency Studio Total must not be used by the Belarusian authorities as a pretext for arresting journalists, bloggers or members of the public who simply relayed information about it, Reporters Without Borders said. May 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Newslast_img read more

New arbitrary sentence for Facebook user who escaped death penalty

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Soheil Arabi, a Facebook user whose death sentence was quashed by the supreme court, has been given a new sentence of seven and a half years in prison starting with two years under observation, during which he must prove he has repented to avoid reimposition of the death sentence. News Detained since December 2013, Soheil Arabi received the new sentence on 6 September when he was retried by a Tehran assizes court.During the next two years, Arabi is required to seek answers to his religious doubts by reading 13 books on theology and Islam, writing summaries of them and writing an essay on theology and religion. He must conduct regular written correspondence with the Imam Khomeini Centre for Religious Research, copies of which will be submitted to the court. He must also write quarterly reports to the court with the aim of proving his repentance and renewed faith. If he fails, the death sentence could be reimposed.“Soheil Arabi has been spared immediate execution but this new sentence is medieval,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran/Afghanistan desk. “A defendant who repeatedly said he did not want to offend religion is being subjected to a form of arbitrary torture because the Ali Khamenei-controlled judicial system wants to scare Internet users. This sentence is tantamount to forced labour, which is banned by international and Iranian law. We call on the UN special rapporteurs to intercede to get it quashed.”A photographer and father who was 31 when arrested by Revolutionary Guards on 27 December 2013, he was incarcerated in Security Section 2a of Tehran’s Evin prison, where he was subjected to solitary confinement for two months and was mistreated with the aim of getting him to confess to his role in creating a Facebook network that blasphemed Islam and criticized the government. Prosecutors then used this confession against him.At the end of an unfair trial in March 2014, a Tehran revolutionary court sentenced him to three years in prison, a fine of 500,000 tomans and 30 lashes on charges of anti-government propaganda, “insulting what is sacred” and insulting government officials and the Supreme Leader. A Tehran appeal court confirmed the sentence.However, as a result of Revolutionary Guard pressure, Arabi was brought before an assizes court on 19 August 2014 on new charges of “insulting the Prophet of Islam, the Shiite Holy Imams and the Koran,” and the court sentenced him to death under article 262 of Iran’s Islamic penal code. The court ignored his lawyer’s claims that his offences were not deliberate and that he was not the only person posting on these Facebook pages. In fact, although Arabi supervised several Facebook pages, most of the posts were made by other Facebook users or administrators.His lawyer also tried unsuccessfully to draw the court’s attention to article 263, which says: “when the accused (…) confesses that his insulting statement was made under coercion or by mistake or in a state of drunkenness or anger or in a slip of the tongue or without paying attention to the meaning of the words or quoting someone else, then he shall not be considered as having insulted the Prophet.”The supreme court upheld Arabi’s death sentence on 23 November 2014.Reporters Without Borders wrote to David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, on 2 December 2014 voicing alarm about Arabi’s fate and urging him to “intercede as quickly as possible with the Iranian authorities in order to prevent his execution and to request the overturning of his conviction and his release.”As a result of the efforts of his family and lawyers, and intercession by UN rapporteurs on 27 June, the case was referred back to the supreme court, which finally quashed Arabi’s death sentence.Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News IranMiddle East – North Africa October 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New arbitrary sentence for Facebook user who escaped death penalty Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more