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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) Q12020 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2020 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group 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 Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Summer Gasoline Prices: Steady

first_imgHome Energy Summer Gasoline Prices: Steady SHARE SHARE Summer Gasoline Prices: Steady Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 19, 2014 Wally TynerDeclining demand for gasoline coupled with increased oil refining capacity in the U.S. should help to keep the price of gas this summer below $4 per gallon in the Midwest barring any disruption of supply, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says. Tyner expects pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon, except in the Chicago area, where gas prices are higher because of clean-air rules.But he cautions: “As you might expect, it depends. There are no certainties.”Prices could go higher over short periods if supplies are disrupted anywhere in the system, said Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. Tyner noted that prices of gasoline that motorists pay at the pump primarily are determined by crude oil prices, which have been running about $4 per barrel higher than a year ago. That normally means higher gasoline prices.Crude oil prices are determined by global supply-and-demand forces, but their price and availability also can be influenced by events such as the political instability that has gripped Ukraine. While U.S crude oil production has increased significantly, crude oil imports still account for 40 percent of the nation’s supply, Tyner said. Domestic gasoline consumption, however, has been declining, from 141 billion gallons in 2007 to 133 billion last year.”Part of the decline is due to the recession, but a big part also is due to increasing fuel economy in our cars,” Tyner said. “Even though we are driving about the same number of miles, it takes less gas to go that distance.”With decreased consumption of gasoline and more refining capacity, the U.S. is now exporting both gasoline and diesel, Tyner said. “So today, the price of gasoline in foreign markets also influences what our price will be at the pump here,” he said.Even though there is more refining capacity in the U.S., there are fewer inventories of gasoline, diesel and propane than in the past, Tyner said. All of those fuels are below their historic normal levels partly because companies are keeping lower stocks. “That means any supply disruption such as a refinery outage or pipeline problem can send prices shooting up,” he said. “And when this happens, it is common for the prices to come down slower than they went up.”Gasoline prices also vary by region of the country. Prices last week, for example, ranged from $3.44 per gallon on the Gulf Coast to $4.02 on the West Coast. They were $3.60 in the Midwest.            Previous articleIndiana Corn Planted up 11 Percent Despite Limited Field TimeNext articleRain and Cool Temperatures Try Producers Patience Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Journalists caught up in violence of mining dispute and political protests

first_img to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more BoliviaAmericas News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment News RSF_en News Two local radio stations in the mining town of Colquiri were attacked with explosives on the night of 14 June and forced to suspend broadcasts, although fortunately no one was injured. The whole of the mining region has been shaken by serious violence and 23 people were injured, three seriously, in clashes on the same night as the attacks on Radio Vanguardia and Radio Cumbre. “Talks on the mining dispute resumed on 18 June under the aegis of the government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This should serve as a reminder that freedom of information belongs to all those involved in the dispute (wage-earning workers and micro-entrepreneurs known as ‘cooperativistas’) for whom the radio stations can provide a useful forum for dialogue. “This backs up recent moves by both the government and parliament to improve the safety of journalists,” added the press freedom organization, which also requested the prompt identification of those responsible for the attacks on the Colquiri radio stations. Radio Vanguardia, owned by the workers at the Empresa Minera Colquiri, was the target of three explosions on the night of 14 June. One of its journalists, Rubén Quispe, told Reporters Without Borders: “We were in the studio when a stick of dynamite with a lit fuse was thrown on to the roof and the rear walls of the building.“I and my colleagues Shirley Ramos, Silvano Cartagena and Sonia Bautista decided to stop work temporarily. The explosions could have killed us.”Similarly at Radio Cumbre, journalists Marcelina Flores and Karen Nicolas among others decided to stop broadcasting because of safety fears. The editorial staffs at both stations are awaiting the outcome of the discussions before they resume broadcasting Radio Cumbre is owned by cooperativistas, who claim the rights to zinc deposits currently exploited by the company Sinchy Wayra, an affiliate of the Swiss group Glencore. Clashes broke out in Colquiri when local mine workers were angered when these two parties to the conflict signed an initial agreement on the future of the mine. The protests were not the first to expose journalists to danger in recent times. On 16 May in La Paz, some media workers were assaulted while they were covering a demonstration by medical students and doctors in protest against a decree extending their working hours.Carolina Ulloa, a journalist with the TV station Unitel, fainted from the effects of tear gas. Cameraman Cristian Rosendi of CNN Bolivia was injured in the face and Gastón Brito, a photographer with the agency Noticias Fides ANF, suffered a leg wound, both from missiles thrown by demonstrators.Protective movesAgainst this background, Reporters Without Borders welcomes the efforts at the highest level to improve the safety of journalists. Since 24 May, parliament has been discussing draft legislation to this effect submitted by the communications ministry and originally proposed by the La Paz Journalists’ Association.Its intention is to create an insurance scheme for journalists required to cover conflicts and social unrest, or high-risk events more generally. They would also be compensated in the case of accident or assault, in particular at night outside of working hours. It is proposed that the scheme would be financed by a 1% levy on the revenues of media companies, but this is still under discussion. This measure is a follow-up to a government decree that requires news organizations to ensure staff are provided with night-time transport. The decree was enacted after the double murder of brother and sister Verónica and Víctor Hugo Peñasco in El Alto on 25 February. Police made several arrests in the case and a 10th suspect has now been detained.A third journalist, Eugenio Aduviri of the newspaper La Razón was found dead on 12 May, believed to have been killed by one of the gangs known as “cogoteros” who strangle their victims, in the same outlying suburb of the capital. Four people were arrested in that investigation. Organisation June 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists caught up in violence of mining dispute and political protests center_img Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom November 18, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bolivia February 1, 2018 Find out more News Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile BoliviaAmericas last_img read more

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Decision not to sell off harvesting rights welcome – Senator Harte

first_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte says the decision not to sell off the harvesting rights on state owned forests shows the public interest has been put first.Last evening, the government confirmed it will not proceed with the sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights, and will instead look towards reforming the forestry board, possibly by merging it with Bord na Mona.Senator Harte says this is the right decision, and people can know that public access to forests is secured for generations to come…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/jimham.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – June 20, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Decision not to sell off harvesting rights welcome – Senator Harte Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDeputy McHugh calls for review of last year’s decision to means test Farm AssistNext article3 people arrested following high speed cross border chase News Highland News WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Teenager to appear at Derry Court following robbery and burglary

first_img By News Highland – February 18, 2019 Teenager to appear at Derry Court following robbery and burglary Twitter Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ Twitter A 15 year old male has been charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and burglary.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow. As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.The first two charges relate to a robbery at a business premises in the Blucher Road area of the city yesterday morning.Meanwhile the teenager faces a charge of burglary in connection with the burglary of residential premises in the Bond’s Hill area of Derry yesterday.center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday February 18thNext articleJobs created by Local Enterprise Office Donegal up 19% News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Local Leaving Cert students ‘frightened and lonely’

first_img WhatsApp Local Leaving Cert students ‘frightened and lonely’ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 19, 2021 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleGovernment accused of doing ‘bare minimum’ on Brexit fishing issueNext articleDigger set alight in Gweedore News Highland Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Leaving Cert student says pupils feel frightened and lonely over the uncertainty surrounding the exams. The Government has said it’s their intention for the exams to go ahead.Schools are due to reopen in less than two weeks’ time with some claiming February 1st as the big decider date on if the traditional Leaving Cert can proceed.Students have been calling for clarity on whether they can expect to sit exams or be given a predicted grade.One of them is Local student Lucas who spoke on today’s Nine Till Noon Show:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/lucas10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

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Brush fire ignites in Griffith Park behind Los Angeles Zoo

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — A small brush fire broke out Friday morning in Griffith Park behind the Los Angeles Zoo, prompting staff to prepare for the evacuation of some animals.The fire burned about 30 acres of an area with “steep and very difficult terrain to navigate,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. Dozens of firefighters were sent to snuff out the flames, which were 15 percent contained as of 11:15 a.m. local time.No evacuation orders have been put in place since the blaze is currently not threatening any structures. One firefighter who was injured at the scene was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover, according to the fire department.The Los Angeles Zoo is currently closed and no animal evacuations are underway yet, the fire department said.The zoo said its staff is “preparing some animals for evacuation and hosing down the most vulnerable hillside areas.”Smoke billowing from the flames in Griffith Park, located in the heart of Los Angeles, could be seen from The Walt Disney Company headquarters in Burbank.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

first_imgEDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY? We hope that todays “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we as responsible citizens of this community need to address in a rational and responsible way?Here’s what on our mind today.  we are highly disappointed in the way that an appointed member of the Board of Zoning Appeal members treated a supporter of the Maiden Brew Pub during yesterdays parking variance hearing?  …if our memories serves us right when the owner of K C Timeout Bar went before this same board for a parking variance approval on West Franklin Street he was also treated in a similar manner?  …there is no reason why any member of a public board should be allowed to insult or talk down to citizens that come before them for an approval of a request?  We hope the Mayor will ask for this board member resignation! Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that the Mayor made a wise investment when spent $18 million dollars on the North Main street project?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]last_img read more

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Locals Push Back Against Red Rocks’ Controversial Safety Renovation Plan

first_imgColorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre has been under fire for its recently announced pilot plans to renovate certain aspects of the outdoor music venue. Specifically, the planter boxes lining the steps within the venue may be paved over with these new plans, causing the two rows of 75-year-old juniper trees to be moved or relocated.Red Rocks Makes Moves Against Scalpers, Implements New Ticket SystemCity Of Denver’s StanceThe City of Denver cites that the venue has been violating safety railing codes for years now and renovating the planting boxers would allow for these safety upgrades to be made. City code states that “Guards shall be located along open-sided walking surfaces, including mezzanines, equipment platforms, aisles, stairs, ramps and landings that are located more than 30 inches measured vertically to the floor or grade below at any point within 36 inches horizontally to the edge of the open side.”As Brian Kitts, marketing director for the City of Denver Arts and Venues told 303 Magazine, “Bottom line is, we’re not up to code. . . . Right now, the planter boxes are used by patrons for seating/standing during shows. That’s where the violation is.”Kitts also notes that because people sit, stand, and (during the day) exercise in the planter boxes, they are not being used in the way they were designed. Due to beer and other pollutants being spilled in the soil of the boxes, some of the trees in the planters are dying. He continues,  “It’s not just about safety, it’s about aesthetics.”Red Rocks Is Hosting Its First-Ever New Year’s Eve Celebration This YearFriends Of Red Rocks’ StanceHowever, Friends of Red Rocks, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and ensuring the dignity of Red Rocks, disagrees with the changes. Since Friends of Red Rocks’ inception in 1999, the organization has successfully protested a number of proposals to renovate Red Rocks that involved removing trees out from the interior of the venue; because Red Rocks is owned by the city of Denver, all construction to the venue must be approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC), requiring that all proposed changes be opened up to a public forum.Friends of Red Rocks is aware of the city’s need to follow building codes. However, they disagree that the safety violations are legitimate in their own right, with Steve Good, a founding member of FoRR, telling 303 Magazine, “[The City of Denver is] claiming that’s a safety concern, and we don’t really buy that, because for 75 years we haven’t had any known accidents of people falling out of the planter boxes, and our view is that by putting up railings you’re increasing distance between body to ground when people will inevitably climb up on those railings.” He continued, “We think that it’s actually increasing hazard to put those railings up.”Ultimately though, FoRR seems most concerned about the juniper trees within the venue, arguing that these original trees should be retained. While the City has said that many of the trees’ health is in decline, the organization brought in an arborist to assess their condition—while none of the trees ranked “excellent”, two were dead, and 11 were in “poor” condition, the arborist noted that some of them could live for another century, with eight junipers in “good” condition and 35 in “fair condition.”Dark Star Orchestra To Debut At Red Rocks With Keller Williams, Honor GD Red Rocks Show 40 Years LaterWhat’s Happening Now?A large public backlash against the planned renovations to Red Rocks has been ongoing, with many speaking out about the removal of juniper trees in the venue. The City of Denver is currently working on a different proposal following the outspoken disapproval by Friends of Red Rocks—Kitts has explained that the new plan will only remove unhealthy trees and replace them with other foliage, while healthy junipers will remain untouched. If the city’s plans are approved, they’ll begin testing railings around the planter boxes by next year.As for Friends of Red Rocks, they are watching these planned proposals carefully. They’re also in the process of creating, as told by Good, preservation guidelines so that when the LPD reviews things, it has a document to go off of.[H/T 303 Magazine; Photo: Andrew Rios]last_img read more

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Gift to Belfer Center to launch Cyber Security Project

first_imgHarvard University announced today that Robert and Renée Belfer, along with their son Laurence, are investing an additional $15 million to advance the work of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School in addressing the world’s most critical security issues.Reflecting their philanthropic mission to build a more secure, peaceful world, the Belfer family’s gift puts the Belfer Center on the front lines of what CIA Director John Brennan calls the greatest threat to U.S. national security in the decade ahead: cyber threats. In particular, it launches a major new Cyber Security Project, which seeks to help create the conceptual arsenal for strategists to confront this growing challenge.“The Belfer family’s remarkable generosity ensures that the resources of the entire University can be brought to bear on this vital threat to global security,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust.The Kennedy School’s new dean, Douglas Elmendorf, said the gift will empower students for decades to come. “This is a pivotal period in the School’s history,” Elmendorf remarked. “As we set concrete foundations for the transformation of our physical campus today, we pay tribute to visionaries like Bob who enable us to continue to produce ideas that will help to make the world safer and more prosperous in the years ahead.”last_img read more