OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) manufactures and distributes quality aluminium hollow ware products in Ghana and for export to West Africa sub-regions. Well-known brands in the Pioneer Kitchenware range include Torch Standard, Torch Elegance and Torch Prestige. Formerly known as Pioneer Aluminium Factory Limited, PKL was incorporated in Ghana by its Swiss founder in 1959. The company name was changed to Pioneer Kitchenware Limited to highlight its focus on kitchenware. SAS Finance Group has more than 70% stake in aluminium kitchenware business. Pioneer Kitchenware Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc is a printing and manufacturing company in Nigeria involved in lithographic printing and manufacturing cartons, light packaging materials and labels. The company is produces nylon and poly wrappers using flexo printing. Studio Press Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Rommac Agencies Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Fiji bounce back from that Uruguay defeat with an impressive victory over Georgia in Osaka In the clear: Waisea Nayacalevu runs in the first try for Fiji (Getty Images) Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 2019 Rugby World Cup: Georgia 10-45 FijiHead-to-headPlayed – 4Georgia wins – 1Fiji wins – 3Did You Know?Merab Sharikadze became Georgia’s third captain at this World Cup following Jaba Bregvadze (v Uruguay) and Mikheil Nariashvili (v Wales). Georgia have never named more than two different captains at a previous World Cup.Semi Radradra became the first player at this World Cup to produce three try assists in a single match.In a nutshellThese two sides are known for having a contrast in styles – Fiji’s flair v Georgia’s grit, all-out attack v set-piece solidity. The two teams also had to deal with a contrast in weather at Osaka’s picturesque Hanazono Stadium, with rain and sunshine sporadically swapping positions in the sky throughout the 80 minutes.As it transpired, though, the Georgian scrum was not able to dominate in the manner it is renowned for. The work Fiji have been doing with Alan Muir over recent years paid dividends here as they not only got parity at the set-piece but were often on top, winning penalties against the head on a couple of occasions.Fiji ran in seven tries in all and could have had more but for some handling errors, making that Uruguay defeat even harder to comprehend, and showed Wales they will have to be on their mettle to contain the islanders next Wednesday.Georgia looked like they would take the lead after quarter of an hour when Soso Matiashvili lined up a penalty shot at goal. While Matthew Carley raised his flag, Jaco Peyper – the other assistant referee – did not, so Paul Williams went to the TMO to confirm it had missed the posts.Hard to stop: Levani Botia tests the Georgian defence (Getty Images)Instead the first points of the game went to Fiji, when Waisea Nayacaleveu scored a try midway through the half. It started with a grubber kick from Ben Volavola, which was picked up by Semi Radradra as Georgia wing Giorgi Kveseladze was caught worrying about the threat of the wing rather than diving on the ball. Radradra fed the ball to Nayacaleveu on the inside and the centre had a clear run-in. Volavola, the man who had started it all, added the conversion.Georgia did get on the board before half-time, Matiashvili slotting a penalty after a length-of-the-field attack. Yes, a length-of-the-field attack!Cheeky! A fan with the flags of both Georgia and Fiji painted on her face (Getty Images)There was a point when it appeared the two teams had swapped each other’s characteristics. Fiji won a scrum penalty and Georgia launched a break from their own 22, some sharp passes (followed by a few pick-and-goes) taking them up to the line and providing the penalty opportunity.There were a few eyebrows raised early in the second half when Fiji opted for a scrum from a penalty – but it paid off. With a solid platform they spread the ball wide, Kini Murimurivalu released Radradra with a lovely back-handed offload and he beat several players down the wing before once again providing the try assist with a six-metre, one-handed pass inside to Frank Lomani.Radradra made it a hat-trick of assists a few minutes later when Fiji launched a set play from a lineout. Peceli Yato delivered quick ball off the top for Lomani and the passes flowed between Botia, Volavola, Radradra and finally Josua Tuisova, who powered over. TAGS: FijiGeorgia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Georgia hit back quickly though. Kveseladze won the restart, Otari Giorgadze made ground and Mamuka Gorgodze drove over low following a series of surges by the forwards.Yet the strength of the Fijian back-line came to the fore again when the ball was spread wide from another scrum; Tuisova cut a line off his wing to return the favour and be the provider for Radradra to run in the bonus-point try from 40 metres. It then became very ugly for Georgia as Fiji ran in another three tries in the last 20 minutes. First Semi Kunatani went over from close range after a Botia pass, then Api Ratuniyarawa was the beneficiary of a Lomani break to run in under the posts and Radradra then showed his athleticism by finishing another try in the corner.When Fiji turn on the style like this, it makes you wonder what might have been had things played out differently at RWC 2019. Regardless, they will test Wales in Oita next week.Star manThis is a one-horse race. Three assists, two tries, numerous other involvements… Semi Radradra runs away with the Man of the Match award, just as he ran away from Georgian defenders so often on the pitch. He seems to find space where there is none and get his hands free to offload when he has no right to. A huge talent and a joy to watch – the 20,000-plus crowd here certainly relished seeing him with ball in hand.Double time: Semi Radradra shows his athleticism to score his second (Getty Images)Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe reactionFiji coach John McKee: “The scrum doesn’t just happen in a week or a month. We’ve been working on it for a long time. That work has gone in over four or five years and it has got us to where we are today, where our scrum can match anyone in the world. That’s a real credit to the players for the work they’re doing and our scrum coach Alan Muir.“The Uruguay defeat hurt us. Today they just wanted to express themselves as rugby players and it’s really pleasing that we managed to do that.”Georgia coach Milton Haig: “The first half was pretty close, but once you let Fiji get behind you and put a couple of passes together it’s very difficult to defend. As soon as they make a line break, they get very excited about support play and having someone there and it’s a little like sevens. Once they get behind and get their tails up, they’re the best in the world at throwing the ball around and scoring tries.“We defended well and scrambled well in the first half, but our energy and execution wasn’t there in the last 30 minutes.”The TeamsGeorgia: Soso Matiashvili; Giorgi Kveseladze, David Kacharava, Merab Sharikadze (captain, Lasha Malaguradze 43-55), Alexander Todua (Miriani Modebadze 72); Lasha Khmaladze, Vasil Lobzhanidze (Gela Aprasidze 65); Mikheil Nariashvili (Guram Gogichashvili 58), Shalva Mamukashvili (Jaba Bregvadze 58), Beka Gigashvili (Levan Chilachava 65-78), Giorgi Nemsadze, Konstantine Mikautadze (Beka Saginadze 53), Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Otari Giorgadze 53), Mamuka Gorgodze, Beka Gorgadze.Try: Gorgodze 53. Con: Matiashvili. Pen: Matiashvili.Fiji: Kini Murimurivalu (Josh Matavesi 72); Josua Tuisova, Waisea Nayacalevu (Jale Vatubua 70), Lepani Botia, Semi Radradra; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani (Nikola Matawalu 75); Campese Ma’afu (Peni Ravai 55), Samuel Matavesi, Manasa Saulo (Lee Roy Atalifo 75), Tevita Cavubati (Api Ratuniyarawa 66), Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu (captain), Semi Kunatani, Peceli Yato (Viliame Mata 66).Tries: Nayacalevu 20, Lomani 45, Tuisova 50, Radradra 61, 76, Kunatani 68, Ratuniyarawa 70. Cons: Volavola 5.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.
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Main image: drone in use by Caister lifeboat (still from Direct Line video) Direct Line donates Fleetlight drone technology to Caister Lifeboat Service 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 343 total views, 1 views today 344 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 2 October 2017 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Technology Direct Line has donated its Fleetlight drone technology to Caister Lifeboat Service, to help its search and rescue missions.Direct Line launched Fleetlights last year to help make people safer in darkly-lit areas through drones that light the way on the path ahead, working with Saatchi & Saatchi London. The technology enables a network of drones equipped with high-powered lights and HD cameras to perform semi-autonomous flights. Now Caister Lifeboat Service in Norfolk is using the drones to help spot people at sea following conversations between Direct Line and HM Coastguard, where it was decided that Caister would be the preferred location for the first roll-out of the Fleetlights, as the nearest helicopter is an hour away and very expensive to use.In daylight, the drones provide an eye in the sky, providing an invaluable tool for spotting casualties that can be easily missed in the vast ocean. On reaching the search area, two drones are launched, one drone on each side of the boat, and using the open source tech, travel alongside the boat performing a zig zag search pattern within a pre-determined search area while crew members monitor the screens. At night, when rescuers are limited by how far they can see, the Fleetlights drones are fitted with powerful lights that act like floodlights in the middle of the ocean while feeding back essential visuals to the lifeboat team.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x7MLZrIfHw[/youtube]Direct Line has donated the technology to the Caister team ahead of a meeting with HM Coastguard and the Department for Transport where a full national rollout will be discussed.Paul Garrod, Caister Lifeboats Chairman said:“In the past, there have been instances where we have been unsuccessful when searching for someone in need of help. Perhaps if we had been equipped with the drone technology, these searches would have had a positive outcome. Improving visibility above and around boats, especially at night, will help us to locate those in danger much faster, meaning more lives could be saved.”Mark Evans at Direct Line added: Advertisement “Fleetlights has been really exciting for Direct Line; symbolic of our intent to develop high performance solutions to everyday challenges. It is incredibly exciting that Caister will now be utilising this ground-breaking drone hardware and software.“Only a year ago, we predicted we might be using the Fleetlights technology in real-life situations by around 2021. We deliberately created the Fleetlights code on an open-source basis in the hope that this would help us to accelerate. Now that we are using the technology to develop the drones for sea rescue it has happened much faster than anticipated. It’s our hope that Caister can lead by example to inspire other sea rescue teams to adopt it across the country and improve the safety of British waters.”
Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old African-American woman, has been imprisoned since the age of 16 for first-degree murder in Nashville, Tenn. She was tried as an adult and convicted in 2004 for killing a 43-year-old man who attempted to rape her at his home. She killed him with his own gun.Brown was sentenced to life in prison despite her plea of self-defense and even though she was a juvenile at the time of her trial. She won’t be eligible for parole until the age of 69! In response to the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that juveniles being given mandatory life sentences is unconstitutional, the Tennessee Supreme Court stated in reference to Brown, “Under state law, a life sentence is a determinate sentence of 60 years. However, the sixty-year sentence can be reduced by up to 15 percent, or 9 years, by earning various sentence credits.” (thehill.com, Dec. 7) The five justices on this court went on to say that anyone convicted of first-degree murder after July 1, 1995, must serve at least 50 years of their sentence before parole is considered. The immensely popular singer, Rihanna, has focused global attention on Cyntoia Brown’s case on social media. She shared the following post on Instagram: “Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named ‘cut-throat.’ After days of being repeatedly drugged and raped by different men, you were purchased by a 43-year-old child predator who took you to his home to use you for sex. You end up finding enough courage to fight back and shoot and kill him.”Rihanna added, “Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists, and the victim is thrown away for life.”Free Cyntoia Brown!The case of Cyntoia Brown continues to gain tremendous attention on social media, including a mushrooming campaign demanding her release. Moveon.org reported that at least 500,000 people have signed its petition supporting this campaign, and the number continues to grow. (For more information, go to “Free Cyntoia Brown” on Facebook and #FreeCyntoiaBrown on Twitter.) Brown’s case is the norm, not the exception. As long as U.S. capitalism has existed throughout its various stages of development, so has its byproducts — racism and sexual violence and their intersection. An untold number of Black women have had to bear the brunt of rape and sexual assaults, beginning under the lash of horrific slavery up until the present day. There was the case of Lena Baker, a daughter of Black sharecroppers and a domestic worker, who was the first woman executed in Georgia by electrocution in 1945 at age 45. Her “crime”? Killing her white boss who imprisoned her in his house while he repeatedly sexually assaulted her. The state of Georgia pardoned her in 2005. There was the case of Joann Little, a Black woman who killed her jailer with an icepick as he attempted to rape her in a Beaufort County jail in Washington, N.C., in 1974. Activists from all over the country rallied together in a grassroots campaign around her right to self-defense against her attacker. She eventually won her freedom in 1979. Marissa Alexander was freed after five years of detention for “standing her ground” when she dared to defend herself from an abusive spouse in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2012, just days after giving birth to her third child. While her spouse was unharmed when Alexander shot bullets into the ceiling to stop his ongoing domestic abuse, she was the one put on trial and sentenced to 20 years. Her prosecutor was the same attorney who defended George Zimmerman, the wannabe cop who murdered the unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin. Alexander was eventually released in 2017 as a result of a mass campaign supporting her. Cyntoia Brown is one of countless victims forced into the global sex trade market as children and adults. Her outrageously inhumane sentence and imprisonment is a blatant warning on the part of the repressive state — that is, the police, the courts, the prisons — to every woman and gender-oppressed person that you could suffer the same fate as Cyntoia Brown if you dare try to defend yourself against your abuser. This is the same racist, male-biased state that merely gave a slap on the wrist to a sexual predator like Brock Allen Turner, a white Stanford University swimmer, who was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and only spent three months in jail. Because Brown dared to say no to her assault, building a campaign to demand her freedom will bring us a step closer to getting rid of this racist, misogynist, homophobic, exploitative system that has destroyed so many lives and threatens many more. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the“What Road To Socialism?” webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16.Arielle Robinson speaking during What Road to Socialism Webinar, May 16.I was introduced to Workers World Party when I first moved to Atlanta from Derry, N.H., after high school. I was born and raised in New Hampshire, and being a Black woman growing up in a predominately white area, it was inevitable that I would be exposed to the deeply racist society that is this country.Racism radicalized me, and since leaving New Hampshire, I was looking for an organization that would more adequately address the issue of race. I was introduced by a Black comrade to Workers World, and upon joining I found that I was able to put radical language to not just my own experiences, but the experiences of Black people in the U.S. and around the globe.I learned about the national question, and through the party I was able to expand my visions and opinions about liberation. Through attending my first party conference last year, I learned further about the struggles that transgender folks, disabled people, sex workers and many more of the working and oppressed classes face, and I learned that I don’t struggle alone.I joined the party because it taught me to put away individualism and realize that all our struggles are interconnected. We need one another to survive. I learned of revolutionary optimism through the party and learned of and met the countless freedom fighters inside the party and out who inspire me and others when times look bleak.The party has taught me that socialist revolution is possible and that people can work together for the common good because humanity is not inherently selfish. The party has taught me that as Marxists it is important to read and study to be able to make revolution possible.I enjoy looking through demonstration photos from the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and more, and seeing that party signs are there. I think it shows the party’s commitment to show support for the oppressed, and I’m glad to be alive today with some of those people from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.I joined the party because I believe that we can make those party slogans possible. That’s why I joined Workers World.Robinson (she/her) is a candidate in Atlanta, soon to become a full member of Workers World Party. She is a university student and frequently writes for Workers World newspaper as well as other local publications.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Gary Truitt – Dec 6, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News COOL Retaliation To Be Announced Facebook Twitter The World Trade Organization will announce retaliation levels Monday over the mandatory country-of-origin labeling by the United States. Meanwhile, five Senate Democrats are urging for a resolution on COOL, according to the Hagstrom Report. Senate Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana all wrote congressional leaders that they fear exports from their states will be targeted.The House has passed a repeal of the COOL program for beef and pork, but the Senate does not have the votes for either a repeal bill favored by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, or a bill sponsored by Senator John Hoeven and Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, which would repeal COOL for beef and pork, but establish a voluntary labeling program for beef that would be overseen by the Agriculture Department. COOL Retaliation To Be Announced SHARE Previous articleChina Top Customer for U.S. Ethanol Exports in OctoberNext articleSoy Farmers Will Benefit from Panama Canal Expansion Gary Truitt