first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

first_imgUnity Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Unity Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 7 January 2007 | News Two new benefits for Royal Mail business customers from April AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Royal Mail will introduce two new products for business customers and large volume mailers on 2 April 2007. Automated Standard Tariff Large Letter and Cleanmail Advance are part of the changes to postage prices that will come into effect this year.The Automated Standard Tariff Large Letter will offer business customers sending a minimum of 250 large letter-sized items that can be machine-sorted discounts of between six and nine per cent.Cleanmail Advance will offer easier access to discounts for customers sending more than 1,000 items with correct and machine readable addresses. Advertisementcenter_img Lorna Clarkson, Royal Mail’s Director of Commercial Policy and Pricing, said: “We have developed these new products to appeal to government, financial services, and medium sized business customers to make communication with their customers easier, flexible and competitively priced.“… We are committed to offering discounts to customers who give us mail that can be sorted by our machines, rather than by hand. These items cost us less to handle so it’s right that we reflect this in the prices we charge those customers.” Royal Mail is also introducing enhanced volume-related discounts for some of its Mailsort business mail services. These include more volume-related thresholds that attract a discount, and a lowering of the minimum threshold, to enable a larger number of smaller mailers to qualify for a discount. Tagged with: Individual giving  20 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

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis has started publishing The Trust List, a subscription service for prospect researchers and fundraisers searching for new grant making trusts in England and Wales.Published monthly in PDF, The Trust List typically lists between 60 and 120 trusts, depending on the number registering with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. All trusts included in the list state that they provide grants to other organisations. Around a quarter to a third state that they have general charitable purposes.The publication includes an index of all the new charities and a keyword associated with the specific focus of the trust, according to their stated was set up in the summer of 2011 by Stuart Sherriff who has over 10 years experience in trust fundraising and who served as the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Trust & Statutory Special Interest Group for the last three years; and governance specialist Chai Patel who has worked as a project manager for the past seven years with not-for-profit and statutory organisations.Sherriff says: “Over 5,000 charities register with the Charity Commission each year; around 1 in 6 of those are specifically set up to provide grants to other organisations.” He adds: “We provide the only full list of all newly listed grant making bodies in England and Wales.”The Trust List is available at an introductory price of £240 + VAT until December  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. announces The Trust List of new charities Howard Lake | 16 September 2011 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Fundinglast_img read more

first_imgNews SomaliaAfrica News (photo slideshow: Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, president of the Federal Republic of Somalia) SomaliaAfrica RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists President François HollandePalais de l’Elysée55 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré75008 Paris As President François Hollande prepares to meet his Somali counterpart, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Reporters Without Borders wishes to draw the attention of the French leader to the state of freedom of information in Somalia, where journalists are frequently targeted by armed militias such as al-Shabab and are also subjected to arbitrary arrest by the authorities. Somali journalists continue to pay the price of the absence of the rule of law in Somalia, and are about to face even more curbs on freedom of the press in the near future. Dear Mr. President,As you prepare for your talk with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that campaigns for freedom of information, wishes to draw your attention to the dangers posed to journalists by the actions of the Somali government. We are well aware of the security challenges Somalia faces, but curbing the media and imprisoning journalists will not help restore the rule of law in the country, which remains one of the most dangerous in the world for journalists. A few months ago the journalist Yusuf Keynan was killed by a bomb placed in his car. In 2013, no less than seven journalists were murdered and the previous year, 18 were killed. Paris,14 October 2014 RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia Receive email alerts October 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF writes a letter to François Hollande on freedom of the press in Somalia to go further Help by sharing this information Journalists are regularly exposed to violence by armed groups such as the al-Shabab militia, but they are also the targets of repressive measures by the government against freedom of information. Reporters Without Borders is particularly preoccupied by a new media law, which will shortly be submitted to the president for signature. Far from protecting freedom of the press, the bill contains disproportionate penalties and poorly defined offences, further muzzling the news media that are nevertheless essential for the development of a stable and durable democracy. If the president signs it into law, he will be signing the death warrant of independent journalism in Somalia. At the same time, four well-known journalists are in prison without trial in Mogadishu. Abdiimalik Yusuf, the head of Shabelle Media Network, Ahmed Abdi Hassan, the editor of Radio Shabelle, and Mohamud Mohamed Dahir, the director of Sky FM, were arrested during a violent raid by security forces on their offices on 19 August. They are accused of high treason and inciting revolt. A few weeks later, another Radio Shabelle journalist, Mohamed Bashir Hashi, was arbitrarily arrested without any official reason. They could face the death penalty for carrying out their work as journalists and reporting what is happening in their country. Whatever light have been said on the stations’ airwaves, the imprisonment and charges against these journalists are totally disproportionate. It is essential that they be given a fair trial.France is committed to ensuring that crimes against journalists do not go unpunished. We ask you, Mr. President, to ensure this issue is on the agenda of your talks with President Mohamud.I thank you for your attention in this matter. Please accept my sincere regards.Christophe DeloireSecretary General, Reporters Without Borders News RSF_en News Organisation March 2, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMcAreavey accused claims he was on phone around time of her deathNext articleUlster Bank customers in Donegal tell Highland Radio News of their frustration News Highland Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – July 4, 2012 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Fein says the Troika has told them that the government hasscope to increase income tax on high earners rather than cuttingsocial welfare in the budget.A delegation from Sinn Fein met representatives from the EU, theIMF and the European Central Bank in Dublin this morning.The party says the troika has shown a lack of concern for theweakness in the domestic economy.Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesman Pearse Doherty says the Troika toldthem that the government has the scope to avoid cutting socialwelfare in the budget…[podcast][/podcast] 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today SF says Troika has told them there’s scope for tax increase for high earnerscenter_img News WhatsApp Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Female directors are in the minorityOn 2 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Less than 6 per cent of directors in UK companies are female, despite womennow making up almost half the workforce. A study of 568 UK companies on the FTSE All-Share index by the EthicalInvestment Research Service (EIRIS) shows just 5.3 per cent of directors arewomen. Publishing group Pearson is the only company in the FTSE 100 to have afemale chief executive, Dame Marjorie Scardino. Duncan Brown, assistant director-general of the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development, said one reason for women’s under-representation atsenior level is that good people management practices are often not applied tothe boardroom. “Recruitment processes have been lacking. Potential people indisadvantaged groups, such as women, are not being picked early anddeveloped,” he said. “Excluding 50 per cent of the pool is a damningindictment of how boardrooms are run.” However, Ruth Lea, head of the policy unit at the Institute of Directors,said headhunters were “looking desperately” for female directors, butthat the pool of available talent was quite small. “It’s not as if women with appropriate qualifications are not beingused,” she said. “We have an increasingly large proportion of womenon boards, but on average, women aren’t as interested. I don’t think we’ll see50 per cent of women making up boards; many prefer to have a family. It isself-selection, not discrimination.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Fitness is linked with productivityOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Fit and healthy workers are as much as 20 per cent more productive thantheir ill or unhealthy colleagues, a new study claims. The first UK-based investigation of workers’ health and their performanceseems to confirm fears that ill health and productivity are linked. The research shows the productivity gap between ‘poor’ and ‘good’ health isaround seven hours, which is equivalent to losing a full working day everyweek. The findings concur with previous studies in the US suggesting that healthand well-being have a major impact on workers’ productivity output. The survey, by consultancy Vielife and the Institute for Health andProductivity, found the gap is most marked between the top and bottom quartilesof the 2,000-strong sample. Clive Pinder, who analysed the research at Vielife, said: “The linkbetween health and productivity is something employers have believed intuitivelyfor some time. Poor health increases absence in the short-term and thesubstantial costs of ill-health in the long-term.” last_img read more