Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgStanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) Q12011 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng)  2011 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Online tool to help VCSEs improve performance

 130 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Online tool to help VCSEs improve performance Melanie May | 26 January 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 The Cabinet Office, supported by the Big Lottery Fund is launching an online tool aimed at helping voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations improve their performance and sustainability.The VCSE Strength Checker http://vcsestrengthchecker.org.uk/ will be available for free use by organisations across the UK from 1st February. While it is predominately aimed at small to medium sized organisations, it can also be used by larger VSCEs, and has been developed from an earlier version used for the Local Sustainability Fund, and administered by The Big Lottery Fund.The tool will produce a personalised report highlighting an organisation’s key strengths, as well as areas to look at to help them become more effective. These will include sustainability, marketing, strategy and planning, track record, quality and impact.The tool will also signpost organisations to other sources of support and funding including social investment, and information generated through the report can also be used to help organisations in planning funding bids to trusts and foundations.Joe Ferns, Big Lottery Fund UK knowledge and portfolio director said:“The UK VCSE sector is already seeing the benefits of online capability support like diagnostic tools. This is a fast-evolving area and we will be listening to organisations so that we can learn what works for them, and what doesn’t. This means we, other funders and the sector as a whole can constantly adapt to meet the needs of organisations today and in the future.”Support has also been announced specifically for third sector organisations in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Chief Officers Third Sector (CO3) and Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) will work with 100 third sector organisations in Northern Ireland and Scotland on The Path to Impact project, which will use the online diagnostic Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) to help the groups better understand their strengths and areas for development.It will also support providers and funders in delivering more targeted support, and will provide a comparative dataset on the capacity of the NI and Scotland VCSE sectors for the first time.  131 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund online fundraising tools statutory 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. read more

JustGiving ends platform fees for UK charities

first_img 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 | 26 March 2019 | News Tagged with: Justgiving online fundraising sites JustGiving ends platform fees for UK charities JustGiving is removing platform fees from all fundraising campaigns and charitable donations in the UK from today (26 March).While JustGiving’s 5% platform fee for charities in the UK will no longer apply, donors will be able to make a voluntary contribution to support the platform’s operation instead, which JustGiving has said will enable it to invest in innovation.Payments processed through JustGiving will still be subject to standard card processing fees of 1.9% plus 20p.The announcement follows changes made in October 2018, which saw JustGiving remove platform fees for all crowdfunding, disasters and major incidents. These changes followed extensive consultation with JustGiving users and charities.Keith Williams, JustGiving’s General Manager and Head of UK, said:“Today, JustGiving is taking an exciting step into the future by removing our platform fee. This change means lower costs for charities, transparency and choice for their supporters, and a sustainable future for the UK’s biggest and best platform for giving.“We’re incredibly proud of JustGiving’s history and are inspired by the generosity of our users, who have raised £3.8billion for charities since we launched 19 years ago.“We believe that people who donate through JustGiving will be happy that more money will be going to their chosen charity, and by making a voluntary contribution to the UK’s most-trusted giving platform we can continue to help charities and individuals raise even more money for good causes. That’s why we’re putting more power in the hands of our donors.”In addition, following a consultation into its Gift Aid reclaim service in October last year, JustGiving is changing its terms of service to allow charities to opt out of the Gift Aid reclaim service if they wish to do so. The consultation process included charities, donors, political stakeholders and tax experts. Richard Bray, Finance Regulatory and Taxes Manager, at the Charity Tax Group, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis256  1,293 total views,  2 views today “JustGiving helps many charities, particularly smaller organisations, to focus their efforts on fundraising rather than on paperwork.“The Charity Tax Group has welcomed the way JustGiving has listened to charities during its consultation and supports JustGiving’s commitment to provide charities with choice and transparency which is demonstrated by them giving charities the chance to opt out of having Gift Aid claimed on their behalf.“The Charity Tax Group welcomes this contribution to the charity sector and looks forward to continuing to work with JustGiving to help future-proof Gift Aid as we move into an increasingly digital age.”  1,294 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis256last_img read more

Sanders’ campaign raises questions about socialism

first_imgThe large rallies and recent gains in the polls following the debate for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed “socialist,” have many workers wondering what “socialism” is. Many more are confused because his ideas do not seem fundamentally different from those of others in the Democratic Party. Sanders added to the confusion during the debate on Oct. 13, 2015, when questioned about socialism. Instead of clearly defining the term, he attacked wealth inequality as “immoral and wrong,” a view even some capitalists espouse, and promised universal health care and paid family leave, benefits that are available in many countries with capitalist economic systems. He did not distinguish socialism as an entirely different structure for society.Whatever Sanders means by “socialism,” one thing is clear from his popularity, workers in the U.S. are open to discussing the idea and want to know more about what it means. A lexicographer associated with the Merriam Webster dictionary tweeted about searches for the definition of socialism after the debate: “’Socialism’ spiking off the charts.”Confusion about socialism stems not only from the decades of anti-socialist propaganda by the capitalist media, but also from the fluidity of its definition. Like any concept, the idea of socialism is not fixed or static; people use the word to mean many very different things. Even the co-author of the “Communist Manifesto,” Friedrich Engels, had to carefully distinguish the version of socialism he and Karl Marx described from earlier, “utopian” socialist experiments. One reason why people with such varied and conflicting ideas all use the same word to describe their politics is that most of these ideas, parties and organizations had historic roots in the same socialist or social democratic parties of the 19th century, parties which were based on the ideas of Marx and Engels. (Workers World, April 26, 2012, tinyurl.com/pffhae9)V.I. Lenin, the leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution, was a member of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. Over the last 150 years, disagreements over two main ideas led to the big differences between groups claiming the term socialist. Those main points of contention are over the issue of ownership of the means of production and the idea of revolution. Ownership of the means of productionThe “means of production” is a term used by Marx to mean all the infrastructure of modern society that produces and transports goods and services. It includes factories, trains, stores, farms and warehouses. In a capitalist society these are all owned by a relatively small number of people, even though millions of people worked to build them and work to make them useful. Even when workers own shares of stock directly or through their pensions, the control of these industries remains in the hands of the ruling class. The owners take huge profits while people who work there their whole lives barely survive. Engels wrote in his book, “Socialism, Utopian and Scientific,” that prior socialist experiments failed because they were not based upon an understanding of the progression of society and its productive forces. The scientific socialism that Marx and Engels described would be based upon workers seizing the “socialized means of production,” from the capitalist class that currently owns them, the “1%,” (really one-tenth of one percent) and converting them into socialized production, based upon a planned economy, with the output of production put to the use of all of society rather than simply to produce profit for the few.Sanders does not advocate taking the ownership of factories and corporations away from billionaires, ending the profit system that exploits workers, or creating a system where decisions about how and what to produce are made based upon human need rather than private profit. He describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” and seeks to keep the capitalist system in place, only expanding the social safety net, providing universal health insurance, lowering barriers to education and increasing taxes on corporations. Several European capitalist countries provide more benefits for workers, better health care, more vacation time and higher wages, similar to what Sanders proposes. Those countries are often labeled “socialist” or “social democracies,” even though they still have predominantly capitalist systems, where corporations generate massive profits by exploiting workers. Some ruling-class political scientists have said that Sanders is really more of a “social democrat” than a “democratic socialist,” terms that only further confuse many workers. (Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2015, tinyurl.com/o9vh2z4) What they mean is that a social democrat would, like Sanders, keep the capitalist system in place but seek to reform it. On the other hand, as the Washington Post goes on to say, “Democratic Socialists in the United States want a system where workers or the government own factories and other means of production.”In the April 26, 2012, editorial referred to earlier, WW wrote, “When Workers World describes someone or some party as socialist without quotes, this means they are for taking the means of production — including land — out of the hands of the capitalist ruling class and having it owned publicly.” Some who describe themselves as democratic socialists also demand public ownership of the means of production, but what they usually mean is nationalized property, industries owned by a capitalist government, or worker-owned collectives within a capitalist society, not the planned, socialized production described by Engels, where everything is held collectively for the benefit of all. This brings us squarely to the second key question that separates socialists like Workers World Party from democratic socialists or social democrats, an understanding of the state and the necessity for revolution.RevolutionWhen Bernie Sanders talks about a “political revolution,” he makes clear that he is not talking about the kind of revolution made by Lenin and the Bolsheviks in 1917. Lenin thought it necessary to smash the capitalist state because the state itself is a tool of the capitalist class used for oppression and exploitation. Sanders rhetorically calls for a “political revolution,” asking for people to vote for him and others who promise various reforms to the capitalist system, but he opposes fundamental changes to the government. He praises “American [U.S.] democracy” even though it is founded on the genocide of Native Americans and slavery and continues to deny even basic democratic rights to women, people of color and immigrants. Social democrats and democratic socialists, even those who advocate some form of collective ownership of the means of production, believe that sufficient changes to society can be made by working within the existing “democratic” process, that is, within what Marxists call bourgeois or capitalist democracy. History has proven this is false. Where socialist candidates have been elected who seek to make revolutionary change, world imperialism has used violent methods to overthrow them, such as with Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, or with the imperialist coup in 2002 against Hugo Chávez, when he was subsequently defended by a mass uprising. The tiny ruling class refuses to give up capitalism — and the huge profits it makes for the capitalists — without a violent response.Even the modest promises of Bernie Sanders, as attractive as they are to workers, clash with the current corporate drive to increase profits while constantly decreasing the number of workers employed. Corporations worldwide are demanding “austerity” from the workers, which means expropriating even more of what workers produce. Any concessions to workers can only be won through struggle.In its statement, “What is WWP,” the party writes, “Workers World Party is a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party dedicated to organizing and fighting for a socialist revolution in the United States and around the world.” (tinyurl.com/q3exuww)  That means that WWP recognizes that only through revolutionary struggle can the racist exploitation of the capitalist system be overthrown. Capitalism won’t allow systemic change to be simply voted into policy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Video: Non-Judgement Day

first_img 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 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This sermon was delivered by Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., Rector of All Saints Church Pasadena on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Ed Bacon has been the rector of All Saints Church since 1995. During his tenure All Saints has continued its reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.Under Ed’s leadership All Saints has created New Vision Partners, a non-profit resource center to create innovative, collaborative partnerships for 21st century social action and urban ministry with interfaith colleagues, and Transformational Journeys, physical journeys of faith which transform participants through challenging encounters with other local and global communities.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. Community News Sermons and Lessons Video: Non-Judgement Day Delivered by REV. J. EDWIN BACON, JR. ALL SAINTS CHURCH Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 12:13 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Subscribecenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Business News Top of the News last_img read more

Two injured in Odessa motorcycle crash

first_imgHome Local News Two injured in Odessa motorcycle crash Previous articleCity considers $3.3M building repairsNext articleStop that summer slide admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Local News Two injured in Odessa motorcycle crash Pinterest Twitter By admin – June 21, 2018 WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Two people are in Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries following a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in north Odessa.Odessa police and Odessa Fire Rescue were called about the crash at about 11:33 p.m. Wednesday at 31st Street and Andrews Highway.An Odessa Police Department news release stated a black 2016 Harley Davidson, being driven by 46-year-old Martin Samson, was traveling north in the 3100 block of Andrews Highway with passenger Dena Hagerty, 49.At the same time, the release detailed, a black 2015 Dodge Journey, being driven by 24-year-old Leah Edwards, was traveling south in the same block with passengers Richard Amparan, 28, and Christopher Simmons, 25.Edwards reportedly struck the motorcycle while trying to turn left into a private drive, the release stated. Both Samson and Hagerty were taken to MCH with life-threatening injuries and are in critical condition. Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Creamy Fruit SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Woman charged with stealing medical prescriptions, pillows

first_img Blanca Zavala A 50-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after she reportedly posed as a healthcare employee to steal medication prescriptions and took pillows from a senior living center.Blanca Isella Zavala was charged with 10 counts of a burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony.Nine of 10 burglary charges happened Nov. 13, 2017, at Manor Crest Apartments, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Zavala reportedly identified herself as a StarCare employee that checked on 75-year-old Juanita Baldree’s medications. The manager of the apartment complex identified Zavala from video surveillance by her license plate.Zavala isn’t a healthcare worker and entered and obtained Baldree’s information under false pretense as she represented herself as a StarCare employee, the affidavit stated.Zavala reportedly wrote down the medication prescriptions of Baldree. Each prescription has Baldree’s date of birth, name and RX numbers. Zavala also reportedly stole a bottle of Tramadol with Baldree’s identifying information.The final burglary charge happened 11:29 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Courtyard Assisted Living and Memory Care, an OPD affidavit stated.Zavala was seen on surveillance video entering a room which belonged to AC Norrell and was seen stealing two pillows. Zavala was reportedly seen on video exiting Norrell’s room with the pillows in her hands.Zavala was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has 10 bonds totaling $455,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday morning, jail records show. Facebook Woman charged with stealing medical prescriptions, pillows Previous articleUniversal BuildingNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High sticks with winning formula Odessa American TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Local Newslast_img read more

Minister says specualtion of Donegal Hospice closure ‘without foundation’

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[Breaking] 11 Students Move SC Seeking Postponement Of NEET, JEE Exams

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] 11 Students Move SC Seeking Postponement Of NEET, JEE Exams LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Aug 2020 6:11 AMShare This – xCiting the risk of COVID-19 pandemic, a writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September 2020.The petition filed by eleven students from eleven States contends that the decision to hold JEE(Main) through online mode from September 1 to 6 and…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?LoginCiting the risk of COVID-19 pandemic, a writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September 2020.The petition filed by eleven students from eleven States contends that the decision to hold JEE(Main) through online mode from September 1 to 6 and NEET UG-2020 through offline mode on September 13 at 161 centres across India are “utterly arbitrary, whimsical and violative of the fundamental right to life of lakhs of affected students”.”It is further respectfully submitted that due to their unwell health conditions or due to strong possibility of getting affected by COVID-19, many students may be deprived from appearing in their aforesaid JEE (Main) April-2020 and NEET UG-2020 Exams, which will be in flagrant violation of their fundamental right to equality, as enshrined within Article 14 of Constitution of India”, states the plea filed through Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava.The petition points out that the Institution of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has cancelled the CA exams citing COVID-19 risk. The remaining exams of CBSE/ICSE/ISC have also been cancelled. The Common Law Admission Entrance Test (CLAT) and the National Institute of Open School exams have also been postponed.Therefore, the petitioners seek parity with the said examinations.”Lakhs of young students are likely to appear in the aforesaid JEE (Main) April-2020 and NEET UG-2020 Exams in the months of September, 2020. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are increasing in India at an alarming rate. The deadly pandemic COVID-19 has already affected about 20 Lakh people in India and situation is worsening by every passing day. Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time, is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including Petitioners herein) at utmost risk and danger of disease and death”, the plea reads.It is further argued that the authorities have arbitrarily overlooked that most of the parents of the affected students are facing utmost financial distress due to reduced financial opportunities amid COVID-19 crisis. “In such a situation, further burdening them with the cost of Transportation, Accommodation and Medical Treatment of their wards, for appearing in the captioned examination, is utterly unjust, unfair and unwarranted”, the plea states.The petitioners also argue that there will be discrimination between students who have access to technology and the internet and those who lack such access.”It is respectfully submitted that the students who are well equipped with computer and strong internet connection will give online exams while in other hand the students who are unable to give and arrange online exams, will have to come to exam centres by risking their lives. This is a discrimination between students which must be avoided”.”The Respondents have ignored the plight of lakhs of students belonging to Bihar, Assam and North Eastern States, which are presently witnessing incessant flood and thus conducting online or offline examinations in such places, is not possible. The Rail/ Bus and/or other Public Transport are still operating in a restricted manner, as of now. There is no free movement of Railways and only a selected number of Trains are operating.Those students who are not living in the close proximity of the Examination Centres, will face a lot of difficulties in getting rented/ PG accommodations across India, as Landlords are unwilling to give such accommodation nowadays, due to COVID-19 outbreak. Furthermore, those students who are living in Hostels, will have to share rooms, washrooms and mess with other students, which will enhance their chances of COVID-19 infection”, the plea adds.The petitioners therefore seek to direct the authorities to conduct NEET and JEE “only after normalcy in restored in our country, post COVID-19 crisis”.The petitioners also urge the Court to increase the number of NEET and JEE examination centres across the country and provide at least one centre in one district of each state.Next Storylast_img read more