Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia Sugar Plc 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgZambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgFTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFTN Cocoa processors Plc was formerly registered as Fantastic Traders Nigeria Limited, a Limited Liability Company Which was incorporated in 1991. The company commenced cocoa processing business with third party arrangement (Toll Processing) with Stanmark cocoa processing company limited in 1995 for conversion of cocoa beans into cocoa butter and cocoa cake/powder. The company later extended its third party processing activities to Ile-Oluji, Cocoa Cooperative, Cocoa Akure and Cocoa products , Ede Osun State. Within a period of 13 years it had established strong relations with overseas cocoa product buyers all over the world. We went ahead to solidify our relationship with many local users such as Nestle Nigeria Plc and Promasidor Nigeria Limited; makers of Cowbell Milk and Cocoa products. FTN Cocoa Processing Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Consultancy’s Christmas training survey to benefit two charities

first_imgConsultancy’s Christmas training survey to benefit two charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gabrielle Gardner, STAR Consulting’s Managing Director, said: “Rather than waste money on corporate Christmas cards, we want to do something a bit more meaningful. Our annual Christmas survey is a great way of gauging the mood of the country’s training professionals while raising money for charity.” Howard Lake | 9 December 2004 | News learning solutions provider STAR Consulting has opted not to send corporate Christmas cards this year, but instead survey UK training managers and donate £1 to Cancer Research UK and Shelter for each completed questionnaire.The survey is carried out online and STAR Consulting has already sent out e-mails to selected training managers asking them to take part.The company conducted a similar charitable online questionnaire in 2003. Advertisementcenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Widow donates £50 million to charitable trust

first_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2007 | News Widow donates £50 million to charitable trust AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Margie Moffat, the widow of AT Mays travel agent founder Jim Moffat, has donated £50 million to the Moffat Charitable Trust set up after his death. The trust expects to make grants of £3 million a year to causes across Scotland.The first beneficiary will be the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland which will receive £1 million.Trust chairman Jamie Moffat explained that his mother wanted to develop the commitment to the community shown by her late husband’s by making a substantial donation so that she could see the benefits it achieved in her lifetime. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Mutual interests and solidarity: The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

first_imgAbayomi AzikiweThis slightly edited paper by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, was prepared for and presented in part at a panel during the Left Forum during the weekend of June 2-4 at John Jay College of the City University of New York. The session, sponsored by Workers World newspaper, included presentations by Taryn Fivek, of the International Action Center; Andrew Mayton, of the Baltimore Antifascist Community Defense; and John Steffin, of the New York Branch of Workers World Party.A series of conferences involving African Union member-states and the People’s Republic of China has highlighted the dynamic, evolving political and economic character of relations between the two geopolitical regions.Known as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the organization was formed in 2000 in Beijing. Over the last 17 years the volume of trade and investment taking place has accelerated.Both the PRC and AU member-states have forged stronger links since the beginning of the 21st century due to the needs of both areas. China requires energy resources, agricultural commodities and outlets for its products.The African continent must find states and other entities to provide investments for infrastructural, technological, scientific, health care, educational and services development.Today China is the second-largest economy in the world. Since the revolution of 1949, the country has been transformed from a semi-colonial, underdeveloped state to a power to be reckoned with by the imperialist powers of the United States, European Union and Japan.Africa has far more land mass than China and fewer people. Nonetheless, the continent is rich in mineral and natural resources, which, if properly harnessed and utilized for development purposes, could place AU member-states as a leading force in economic growth and consequently world politics.The recently constructed AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was built by Chinese architects and workers. This is a state-of-the-art facility that positions Africa for achieving unprecedented heights in the present period.Chinese government investment and assistance to AU member-states is based upon respect and refrains from interference in the internal affairs of all governments. This represents a sharp departure from the legacy of Western domination through the periods of the Atlantic Slave Trade to colonialism and neocolonialism.Struggle against slavery and colonialismSlavery and colonialism sought to divide African people for the sole purpose of exploitation and national oppression. The false notions of benevolent intent aimed at bringing Christianity, European values and trade have long been debunked as a result of the research of progressive African historians and social scientists.At the beginning of the contact between Western Europe and Africa in the 15th century, there was no significant gap in development. In fact, prior to the 15th century, the center of the world economic system was not in Europe. The key areas of trade and nation building were located in the Indian Ocean basin, extending west and north in Africa, and across the areas now considered the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific regions.China was also subjected to attempts at colonial domination and enslavement. Both Britain and Japan sought to utilize China for their own benefit. Characteristic of imperialism, wars of conquest were waged against China in the 19th and 20th centuries.China and Africa fought national liberation struggles against imperialism. Beginning in the years after the conclusion of World War II, the potential for socialist transformation through national liberation movements emerged. These phenomena were manifested in Vietnam after the August Revolution of 1945 led by Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party. In Korea, the Communist Party led by Kim Il Sung spearheaded tremendous victories in the anti-Japanese liberation war, in alliance with the Communist Party of China headed by Mao Tse-tung as well as the Soviet Union under Joseph V. Stalin.The historic development of slavery and colonialism in Africa had balkanized the continent. Although China, Korea and Vietnam were divided, the emergence of strong communist-led movements was essential in fostering their social trajectories. African liberation movements in some areas of the continent also produced socialist-oriented independence fronts and states. However, the magnitude of the African land mass divided by imperialism posed monumental challenges in constructing socialism. Consequently, AU member-states can learn from the history of China over the last century.FOCAC meeting in South Africa in 2015A second full summit of FOCAC was held in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, on Dec. 8-9, 2015. At this important gathering, commitments were made to initiate joint projects in 10 sectors of economic activity. PRC President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion (U.S.) in financial projects on the African continent.The disbursements of these funds include $5 billion of direct, interest-free loans. Another $35 billion is allocated for what are described as preferential loans and export credit on favorable terms. An additional $5 billion in capital is slated to replenish the China-Africa development fund. Some $5 billion more in initial capital will go for special loans to a number of small and medium-sized enterprises each. Finally, $10 billion was allocated to enhance the China-Africa production capacity cooperation fund. (AU.int, Aug. 2, 2016)To ensure the implementation of these projects, a coordinators’ meeting was held July 28-29, 2016, in Beijing. The meeting was co-chaired by South Africa and the PRC.The AU Commission was represented by H.E. Fatima Haram Acyl, who is the commissioner of Trade and Industry. Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat represented the AU, since the Central African state was the chair of the regional body at the time. Over 300 ministerial and senior-level officials participated in the deliberations in Beijing.South African Minister of International Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashabane stated: “In a matter of months since the summit in Johannesburg we are busy with implementation, unlike past partnerships whose implementation would take a long time. By 2018 we shall have completed the first phase of action and ordinary Africans will be feeling the difference made by the partnerships.”Minister Mahamat drew the link from FOCAC’s Johannesburg summit, the coordinators’ meeting and the ambitious Africa 2063 plan adopted at the Jubilee gathering of the AU in 2013. This event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU. Although the events of May 24-25, 1963, constituted a compromise in the political context of  postcolonial interstate African relations, the OAU at least provided a rudimentary framework for enhanced cooperation.The establishment of the OAU Liberation Committee provided a mechanism for channeling aid from African states and other collegial governments into national liberation movement organizations for the procurement of political training and the establishment of armed revolutionary structures, which effectively fought the existing colonial and settler-colonial regimes.Historical background and future prospectsIn the 1960s, China under Chairman Mao and Premier Chou En-lai expressed maximum solidarity with the African Revolution. A 1963 gathering of African freedom movement representatives in China served as the backdrop for issuing the PRC’s first comprehensive declarations of support for the African-American struggle against racism, national oppression and repression.Mao’s statement, which was published in the Peking Review on Aug. 12, 1963, read in part: “The speedy development of the struggle of American Negroes [African Americans] is a manifestation of sharpening class struggle and sharpening national struggle within the United States; it has been causing increasing anxiety among U.S. ruling circles. The Kennedy administration is using dual tactics. On the one hand, it continues to connive and take part in discrimination against Negroes and their persecution and even send troops to suppress them.“On the other hand, in the attempt to numb the fighting will of the Negro people and deceive the masses of the country, the Kennedy administration is parading as an advocate of ‘the defense of human rights’ and ‘the protection of the civil rights of Negroes,’ calling upon the Negro people to exercise ‘restraint’ and proposing the civil rights legislation to Congress. The fascist atrocities of the U.S. imperialists against the Negro people have exposed the true nature of so-called American democracy and freedom and revealed the inner link between the reactionary policies pursued by the U.S. government at home and its policies of aggression abroad.”Mao then makes a significant appeal to the international community, writing, “I call on the workers, peasants, revolutionary intellectuals, enlightened persons of all colors in the world, whether white, black, yellow, or brown, to unite to oppose the racial discrimination practiced by U.S. imperialism and support the American Negroes in their struggle. In the final analysis, national struggle is a matter of class struggle.”No such statement was ever made by imperialism, both inside and outside the U.S. Therefore, the Chinese Revolution has made a profound contribution to the quest for liberation and social justice for the African people on a global scale.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SimScale Launches Industrial Simulation Workshop Series

first_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleYokogawa et ICQ Consultants signent un accord de partenariat concernant des activités biopharmaceutiquesNext articleYokogawa und ICQ Consultants vereinbaren Kooperation für biopharmazeutisches Geschäft Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  SimScale Launches Industrial Simulation Workshop Series Engineering simulation is used to predict the impact of climate on buildings and cities. SimScale’s software accessed via a web browser can model entire cities and perform engineering and environmental analysis using the power of the cloud.last_img read more

T’burg clinic coming Thursday, pop-ups can now be requested

first_img Tagged: Coronavirus, COVID-19, requests, shops at ithaca mall, trumansburg, vaccine Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: All New York State residents aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. TCHD continues to urge everyone who is eligible to sign up for the Tompkins County COVID-19 Vaccine Registry. The registry has been translated into Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, Karen, and Burmese, with additional languages to be added. Translated registry pages are available from the main registry page. All New York State residents must continue to bring proof of identity to vaccine appointments. For minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required to identify the minor. If you are not a New York resident, you must bring proof that you work or study in New York State. Individuals ages 16-18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine, as that vaccine has been authorized as safe and effective for this population, whereas other vaccines are in trials for people aged 18 and below. TCHD will communicate directly with 16-18 year old individuals on the vaccine registry when Pfizer vaccine is available through local clinics.  For three weeks after receiving the J&J vaccine, you should monitor yourself for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms: Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision Shortness of breath Chest pain Leg swelling Persistent abdominal pain Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site Caregivers, family members, or friends can complete this registry on behalf of someone who does not have access to the Internet. Individuals without computer and/or internet access may also call 2-1-1 (877-211-8667) during regular business hours 8:30am-5:00pm and someone can register them over the phone. If indicated in the registry, individuals who do not have computer access will be called by a staff member from 2-1-1 or the County’s Office for the Aging to register for an appointment. This registry does not guarantee a vaccine appointment. Tompkins County will continue to use the registry to communicate directly with eligible individuals when appointments are available at clinics run in partnership with Cayuga Health System. Any New York resident 16 years and older can get vaccinated at State-run sites and can find available appointments via the “Am I Eligible” tool on the State website. Some local pharmacies and doctor’s offices are also offering vaccine appointments to members of the public, though other eligibility restrictions may apply. The Tompkins County Health Department is encouraging 100% of people over 16 years old to get vaccinated when they are able.  TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Trumansburg Elementary School will be the site of the latest pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, as the school’s cafeteria will host a walk-in welcome clinic on May 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.On the same day, there will be another walk-in welcome COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at the Shops at Ithaca Mall mass vaccination site, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both clinics will be using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, meaning that anyone over 18 is eligible to receive the shot at those times. Appointment links have been distributed to people on the Tompkins County COVID-19 vaccine registry and are posted on the health department website. More info on the two scheduled clinics:Cayuga Health Shops at Ithaca Mall Vaccination Clinic (40 Catherwood Dr.) Thursday, May 13, 4:00PM – 8:00PM J&J Vaccine – 18 years and older Sign up for the Mall Clinic here: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup#mall-may13  Walk-in’s welcome Call 211 (1-877-211-8667) during business hours, 8:30AM-5:00PM for assistance registering and for transportation options. Trumansburg Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 13, 5:30PM – 8:30PM Trumansburg Elementary School Cafeteria, 100 Whig St., Trumansburg J&J Vaccine – 18 years and older Sign up for the Trumansburg Clinic here: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup#tburg-may13  Walk-in’s welcome  Call 211 (1-877-211-8667) during business hours, 8:30AM-5:00PM for assistance registering and for transportation options. Additionally, the health department has now published a form that can be used to request a small clinic for individual businesses, organizations or community groups as long as they have 10 or more people who want to receive the vaccine. Filling out the form does not guarantee a clinic. “Now that we’ve surpassed 71 percent of those 18+ with at least their first dose, we’re working to expand our efforts to hold smaller clinics for people seeking a more convenient vaccine dose or who may not be able to make it to the mall. If a clinic becomes available near you, we encourage you to get your vaccine there, or encourage anyone in need of vaccine to do so,” said Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “We have seen really low case numbers over the past month, this trend can be attributed in large part due to the number of people who are vaccinated – this vaccine is both safe to take and can prevent the negative impacts of COVID-19.”Further background info from the health department: Matt Butler Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butlerlast_img read more

DA Vance subpoenas NYC tax agency in Trump Org criminal probe

first_imgDonald Trump, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and Trump Tower in New York (Photos via Getty, Wikipedia Commons)Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s investigation into the Trump Organization may be ramping up.Vance’s office subpoenaed the New York City Tax Commission, which reviews property tax assessments, as part of its criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s company, Reuters reported.The subpoena would likely force the agency to provide Vance’s office with documents the Trump Organization filed with the agency in an effort to lower tax assessments for its portfolio, including Trump Tower and Trump Plaza.Read moreNY’s top prosecutors ramp up investigations into Trump’s businessTrump lawyers, resisting subpoena, demand more details of Manhattan DA inquiryDeutsche Bank probed in Manhattan DA’s Trump Org investigation Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateDonald TrumpReal Estate Lawsuits Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* The action suggests that Vance may be looking at the values assigned to the company’s commercial properties and whether there were any instances of fraud or falsification of records.Vance, who declined to comment on the subpoena, hasn’t disclosed the focus of the investigation.Daniel J. Horwitz, a white-collar defense lawyer, told Reuters that if Trump claimed a substantially lower value for a property in its tax filings than it did in documents it submitted to creditors, the discrepancy could help back up a fraud charge.Vance subpoenaed at least two creditors — Deutsche Ban and Ladder Capital — that helped finance Trump’s real estate holdings.The Manhattan DA scored another win against the former president today: The Supreme Court rejected Trump’s efforts to shield his tax returns from Vance, effectively ending the legal battle over his financial records. Vance responded to the news with three words, according to the Washington Post: “The work continues.”New York State Attorney General Letitia James is leading a separate civil probe into whether Trump’s company falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits. [Reuters] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Tagslast_img read more

Holly’s House Hires Christine Beyer as Service Coordinator.

first_imgHolly’s House, a local child and adult victim advocacy center, has hired Christine Beyer as their new service coordinator. Before coming to Holly’s House, Beyer was employed by the Indiana Department of Child Services as a Family Case Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude designee, from the University of Southern Indiana.Holly’s House Executive Director, Sidney Hardgrave, said, “Christine has quickly assimilated into her position with grace and compassion. She is very thorough when coordinating resources for our clients, ensuring they receive compassionate and high quality services as they heal both physically and emotionally.” Those resources may include supportive counseling, referrals to other community services, and guidance related to criminal court proceedings.Holly’s House is a non-residential child and adult advocacy center providing services for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in Southwest Indiana. The mission of the organization is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence. For more information, please visit www.hollyshouse.org.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more