African Sun Limited HY2011 Presentation

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw)  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) HY2021 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2021 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2021 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Support for Walmart union organizing in Philadelphia

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteClose to 50 Food and Commercial Workers union members, Occupy Philly and other labor activists assembled at the front doors of Walmart, off Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia, on Oct. 10. They handed out fliers in support of “OUR Walmart,” the worker-led organization of the giant retailers’ “associates.” Most shoppers were enthusiastic in taking fliers, some saying it’s about time the workers there were unionized, with some even signing petitions.After leafleting for 45 minutes, a group of a dozen activists entered the store to give the manager a letter addressed to Walmart’s chairman of the Board of Directors, Rob Walton. Signed by some of the community activists who had been leafleting outside, the letter asked the most profitable chain store in the world to cease “trying to silence and intimidate those who speak out through unfair disciplinary actions, cutbacks in hours and even firings.” The manager took the letter, promising to give it to his superiors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dundon faces life after being charged with Geoghegan murder

first_imgJOHN Dundon, the convicted brother of fellow criminals Wayne and Ger Dundon, has been charged at a sitting of the Special Criminal Court with the murder of Shane Geoghegan.  The 30-year-old who was jailed for five and half years last April for threatening to kill April Collins was brought before the three-judge court on the direction of the DPP. Dundon, with an address at Hyde Road, was charged with the murder of the 27-year-old rugby star in 2008.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last February, 26-year-old Barry Doyle from Portland Row in Dublin was jailed for life for the murder of Shane Geoghegan after he confessed to the killing to gardai. His trial heard that the rugby ace was shot five times in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle in the early hours of November 9, 2008.In a case of mistaken identity, Barry Doyle gunned down the Garryowen rugby player outside his home after he left a friend’s house. Doyle, who had been waiting nearby, chased Geoghegan and shot him in the head as the rugby star pleaded for his life.The gunman had an intended target of John McNamara who lived four doors down from the victim.  Evidence from April Collins during the trial of Doyle and the Central Criminal Court stated that Doyle was under instruction from another man to carry out the shooting.  Chief Superintendent John Scanlan said after the trial of Barry Doyle that it was a “good result for the decent people of Limerick” but he also stressed that the investigation would be ongoing due to new matters coming to light in the trial.  During his appearance today, John Dundon made no reply to the charge only to confirm to the court that he was the accused.The State was directed by the DPP to charge Dundon at the Special Criminal Court as in her opinion, “the ordinary courts are inadequate to secure the effective administration of justice.Dundon, dressed in a T-shirt and jeans was remanded in custody to appear again on October 2 when he is to be presented with a book of evidence. Advertisement Print Facebook NewsLocal NewsDundon faces life after being charged with Geoghegan murderBy admin – August 21, 2012 1023 Twittercenter_img Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleLegal support to those who won’t pay household taxNext articleLimerick to Galway train not on right track adminlast_img read more

Warren Buffett Talks Wells Fargo

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Banking CEO Tim Sloan Warren Buffett Wells Fargo 2019-04-08 Seth Welborn Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Following Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan’s announcement of his retirement, Wells Fargo will be in need of a new CEO. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett stated that Wells Fargo should look outward in their search.“They just have to come from someplace (outside Wells) and they shouldn’t come from Wall Street. They probably shouldn’t come from JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs,” Buffett told the Financial Times.“There are plenty of good people to run it (from the Wall Street banks), but they are automatically going to draw the ire of a significant percentage of the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and that’s just not smart,” Buffett stated.Allen Parker, Wells Fargo’s General Counsel, will serve as interim CEO and President while the bank searches for a long-term replacement.“In my time as CEO, I have focused on leading a process to address past issues and to rebuild trust for the future,” Sloan said in a statement. “We have made progress in many areas and, while there remains more work to be done, I am confident in our leadership team and optimistic about the future of Wells Fargo.” He added that his resignation came in part because “our ability to successfully move Wells Fargo forward from here will benefit from a new CEO and fresh perspectives. For this reason, I have decided it is best for the Company that I step aside and devote my efforts to supporting an effective transition.”Sloan had recently appeared before Congress himself, addressing the House Financial Services Committee to discuss the bank’s progress in providing reparations related to past scandals and how the bank is working to improve its culture and better serve its customers.The hearing stemmed back to 2016, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Los Angeles City Attorney fined Wells Fargo Bank collective penalties of $185 million for opening millions of deposit and credit-card accounts in customers’ names without their consent or knowledge. The CFPB and OCC imposed the bank with civil money penalties and demanded restitution to harmed customers.In this month’s hearing, Sloan claimed the bank has worked toward a change in leadership, culture, and practices. He pointed out that Wells Fargo has created the required ethics training for all team members titled “Change for the Better.” He also added that he “cannot promise perfection” but suggested that the changes implemented will act as a deterrent to further issues. “We’ve made fundamental changes,” Sloan said. “I can give personal assurance the bank will comply with consent decrees.” Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Warren Buffett Talks Wells Fargo Tagged with: Banking CEO Tim Sloan Warren Buffett Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 8, 2019 1,342 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: How Costly Is the American Dream of Homeownership? Next: Walking the Tightrope of GSE Reform Warren Buffett Talks Wells Fargo in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Waffle House shooting hero raises almost $185K for victims

first_imgJason Davis/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — James Shaw Jr., the hero of the April 22 Waffle House shooting, has launched a campaign on a crowdfunding site to raise money for the victims of the deadly attack in a Nashville suburb.Shaw initially wanted to raised $15,000. By April 28 the site had collected over $183,000.“Please take the time to donate as all of the proceeds will be given to the families. Thank you again for your generosity and blessings!” according to a message from Shaw on the site, which ABC News has confirmed is authentic.The 29-year-old AT&T worker and father of a 4-year-old girl recounted to ABC News how he hid behind a door near the Waffle House’s bathroom as he eyed the alleged suspect, Travis Reinking, who was reloading his weapon.That’s when Shaw said he sprang into action.He wrested the shooter’s AR-15 rifle away from him, throwing it over a counter and forcing the man to flee.Authorities said Shaw’s bravery saved numerous lives, but he has refused to call himself a hero, saying only that he stood up to the gunman to save his own life.“I never thought I would be in a room with all the eyes on me but, you know, I am very grateful to be here,” a humble Shaw told the Tennessee State legislature during a ceremony honoring him. “All I can say is … this was a true test of a man. I do, once again, apologize to the people that lost loved ones, friends or family.”In addition to four counts of criminal homicide, Reinking was hit this week with four attempted murder charges and one count of unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony, according to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office.Reinking is on suicide watch at the maximum-security Metro Jail in Nashville, said Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Unison studies model of partnership success

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. A partnership between Liver-pool City Council and BT to provide the localauthority’s HR and other services is being considered as a solution to unionconcerns over private finance initiatives in the public sector. Services have shown significant improvements and absenteeism plummeted since1,200 council staff were seconded to the joint venture company Liverpool Directin April 2000. The joint initiative is being studied by Unison, which has just published areport highlighting its concerns about the use of the private sector to deliverpublic services. It fears this creates two-tier workforces without improvingservices. David McElhinney, chief executive of Liverpool Direct, believes one of themain benefits of the initiative, which also delivers payroll, revenue, benefitsand IT services, lies in its inbuilt safeguards for staff. Seconded employeesremain employed by the council and retain their final salary pension. Any Liverpool Direct employee can return to the council if they want andwill have their pay protected for two years regardless of their allocated role.”Staff feel they are working in a secure environment and there arebenefits in both motivation and loyalty,” said McElhinney. Service improvements include a reduction in absenteeism of 60 per centacross the council, the clearance of a 15-month backlog of revenue and benefitclaims and £1m in rent arrears recovered. The £300m, 10-year initiative has also enabled the council to benefit from acutting edge ICT infrastructure. Much of the progress stems from LiverpoolDirect’s 225-seat call centre, being expanded to 500 next year. Call centrestaff turnover is only 2 per cent, possibly due to high salaries of £19,000. Stephen Blakesley, Unison regional officer, said: “So far LiverpoolDirect is meeting its objectives and generally speaking, staff arecontent.” By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Unison studies model of partnership successOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Rethinking the psychological contract

first_imgRethinking the psychological contractOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Will the changes to pensions law put forward in the Government’s Green Paperhelp HR or hinder it? Compiled by Philip BoucherIan TownsendManager of Pension Services, Accenture HR ServicesMost of the thinking behind the Government’s Green Paper on pensions hasbeen influenced by groups with a vested interest. It does not fully address theindividual’s perspective at any point. For those in defined benefits plans, perhaps, this omission is not critical.But for people in defined contribution plans, where the responsibility forretirement planning and building a pension has been outsourced from theemployer to the employees, it is. Yet, most workers do not have the knowledgeto take on the responsibility, few wish to, and worse still, few realise theyhave to. Today, employees struggle with complexity thanks to words such as SERPS, S2Pand GMP, which seem to mean nothing more than gobbledegook. Few, if any,understand such jargon as ‘annuities and tax at marginal rates’, either. This lack of knowledge is coupled with a distrust of the pensions industryfollowing a few high-profile media scares. The result is that many workers havesimply adopted an ‘I can’t be bothered’ attitude, or at best, ‘I’ll worry abouta pension when I get older’. Our ideas – and probably those of other HR professionals too – in responseto the Green Paper, include using communication to educate as well as inform. This means doing things such as getting hold of the best web designers andspreading the message as far and wide as possible. The Government should legislate for everyone to join their employer’s planwhere available, but also allow an opt-out for any reason. There should also bean improvement in pension members’ positions on employer dishonesty orbankruptcy, and contracting-out should be abolished. And to simplify things as much as possible, the same tax relief should beoffered to all pension plan members at 33 per cent with a clear message of ‘£1for £2’. Additionally, more thought needs to be given to flexible retirement in theGreen Paper. A compulsory retirement age allows HR to plan their workforce,knowing with a large degree of certainty when people will eventually leave theorganisation. A flexible retirement age has many benefits for employers and forindividuals. But care will need to be taken in deciding when it is the righttime for employees to leave the organisation, in an effort to avoid tribunalcases, additional costs, and trauma for the companies and individualsconcerned. Paul KearnsHR consultantNo one in HR seems to be making a fuss about this – yet surelypensions were meant to be an integral part of a progressive, benefits packagethat was supposed to aid loyalty, commitment, motivation, retention?If we are dropping them without question, it is another nail inthe coffin of the middle-class career package. It calls into question the wholepurpose of pensions. And are any other benefits being offered to offset theirloss to new workers who will be disadvantaged in comparison to their longerserving colleagues?We must ask why some organisations were allowed pensionsholidays some years ago. If they had kept their contribution levels up, then wewouldn’t be facing this problem today.Sue BartlettPartner, Watson WyattSenior executives are likely to be subject to some form ofpension capping if the Green Paper is successful, although some variations maybe accommodated within an Unfunded Unapproved Retirement Benefit Scheme (UURBS)structure, if they remain available. This may lead to more transparent totalremuneration packages for senior staff, such as a pension benefit cost, or anallowance of x-per cent of salary.Execs will expect their pension promises to be met. Pre-1989joiners, who will get a smaller pension than expected, may need compensation.Those who have exceeded the lifetime limit might change jobs more often withoutany pension provision to retain them. Firms may lose the retention effect of pensions, and might needto create alternatives.Tim KeoghEuropean partner, Mercer HR ConsultingMarket forces have yet to encourage some companies to hold onto their older workers. However, the underlying demographic pressures areirresistible, and the situation will soon start to change.Phased retirement means more potential to persuade people whowould otherwise go to stay on part-time, or wind down gradually if their bestis behind them. Companies with money purchase pensions will be best placed torespond, due to greater flexibility.Transition to the new tax regime will be messier, especially atthe senior end. New non-pension lock-ins may need to be devised to prevent astampede for the door among those concerned about losing existing taxprivileges, or their right to leave the company once they turn 50.Ralph TribeVice-president HR, Getty ImagesI see no reason why people should be stopped from working at acertain age. But on the other hand, the pressure that flexibility can cause inorganisations with a high age profile is far more extreme.Mandatory retirement ages also helped to cushion the blow inindustries that have experienced big sweeping changes. The railways exercisedthe right to retire workers as a way of reducing the workforce with the minimumpossible pain. If you are not in a position to enforce that sort of thing, thewhole workforce takes a hit, with compulsory redundancy almost unavoidableamong the young. More thought must be given to the role retirement plays inthis area. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Controversy stikes Oxford local council elections

first_imgOxford’s local election campaigns have been struck by controversy as polling day nears, after Liberal Democrat campaigners have accused the Labour candidate for the University Parks division of “lies and slander” in negative campaigning about her Liberal Democrat opponent.The Labour candidate is Dr Emma Turnbull, with the Liberal Democrats represented by Lucinda Chamberlain, an Oxford student studying PPE at Brasenose.A leaflet distributed last week by the Labour campaign claimed that Chamberlain did not “[w]ork hard for Remain during the EU referendum.”Chamberlain, speaking to Cherwell, said this was a “blatant lie”, and an attempt to mislead voters. She maintains that she “gave 100% to Oxford students for Europe and… did everything in [her] power” for a Remain vote, including “being an incredibly dedicated phone bank manager”.The claims were also strongly rejected by Harry Samuels, who was co-Chair of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats during the EU referendum. Samuels told Cherwell: “It’s deeply disappointing that Labour have resorted to outright lies about a fantastic, hard-working, pro-EU candidate in this election. Lucinda worked extremely hard in our campaign to remain in the EU.”Samuels is also running to be a Liberal Democrat councillor in Cowley.Chamberlain’s campaign has since produced a video detailing her work during the referendum campaign, which included volunteering in call centres and canvassing on the streets of Oxford.Chamberlain has also received support from followers via [email protected]_Labour lied about @libdems Lucinda in #uniparks saying she didn’t campaign to remain. Here’s just a few photos of her working hard! pic.twitter.com/ETqIQ1KmX9— Andy McKay (@andygmckay) April 27, 2017Turnbull declined to comment on the allegations, and has thus far chosen not to apologise. A Labour Party spokesperson told Cherwell: “We are proud of our positive and progressive County Council campaign, which has prioritised increased investment in social care services and tackling Oxfordshire’s housing crisis.”The Electoral Commission’s outline of electoral offences says: “It is an illegal practice to make or publish a false statement of fact about the personal character or conduct of a candidate in order to affect the return of a candidate at an election.”last_img read more

Commentary: Governing From Behind

first_imgCommentary: Governing From BehindApril 4, 2019  By Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS— Last July, Gov. Eric Holcomb was shocked by the vandalism to a Carmel synagogue. He spoke with a forcefulness, unusual for him, about addressing the underlying cause: Hate.“No law can stop evil, but we should be clear that our state stands with the victims and their voices ill not be silenced.”He vowed to enact a hate crimes law that would get Indiana off the list of only five states with no such law on the books. I wrote then that for the first time, he seemed comfortable leading the charge, rather than trying to build consensus behind the scenes.“I am ready to use the time between now and leading up to the session to help this across the line,” Holcomb told me then.This week, he signed into law a bill that the Anti-Defamation League says is inadequate to get Indiana off what Holcomb head-shakingly calls “the naughty list.” And there is scant evidence that Holcomb did much to get the bill he wanted, at least publicly.Yes, he called for a hate crimes law in his January State of the State speech. And when asked by reporters about the issue, he always affirmed his support. But mostly he followed, not led, the legislature. He didn’t testify in the only hearing they had. He didn’t go to the behind-closed-doors Republican caucuses to fight for the language he wanted — the same inclusive language he has in administrative policy that specifically lists the traits that are too often targets of hate, including gender identity.And when the House avoided all public input by shoving its version of the hate crimes bill — the version now in law that avoids all mention of gender identity, gender and age — into a drug sentencing bill, Holcomb applauded it.Holcomb had a huge opportunity to define himself as the kind of bold leader that the man he once worked for, Mitch Daniels, was as governor.He whiffed.Holcomb signed the bill quietly, with no media, no public celebration. That spoke volumes. He, as well as Indiana businesses and universities, wanted a fully inclusive hate crimes law in order to shed this state’s image that Hoosier Hospitality isn’t for everybody. So why wouldn’t he take a victory lap if this bill accomplishes that?Holcomb isn’t the only elected official to flub this leadership test. Where in the world was Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett? Seems like between filling potholes he had time to come to the Statehouse and make the case for an inclusive hate crimes bill. His Republican opponent in this year’s mayoral election, Sen. Jim Merritt, went on Twitter to criticize Hogsett for his silence, a rebuke Hogsett deserved. But Merritt wasn’t exactly a hero on this either. He sat mute in the Senate as they concurred on the House version, and voted for it.And House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, let that chamber cut the public out of the process entirely.Sen. Jean Breaux, an Indianapolis Democrat, nailed it in her impassioned floor speech Tuesday as the Senate prepared to concur with the House version and send it to Holcomb.When the process of passing this bill first began, she said, she was “so proud and excited” to support Holcomb and Sen. Ron Alting, the Lafayette Republican who never gave up his fight for an inclusive bill.“But then the governor abandoned his commitment and instead supported this empty hollow bill that came out of the House that pretends to be a hate crime bill, but you can’t have a true hate crimes bill if you don’t include everyone,” Breaux said. “I wondered what could make the governor flip-flop. One day he is in support of a list, the next day he’s not.”“Shame on you, Gov. Holcomb,” she said.Holcomb and other Republicans insist the new law does include everyone, though gender, gender identity and age are not included. A letter from former Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. — who, like Hogsett, once worked for Democrat Gov. Evan Bayh — says judges will interpret it as all-inclusive.Maybe. But combating hate crimes shouldn’t depend on what a judge may do. Sometimes a state needs to spell out what a judge must do.Holcomb apparently still believes that some things must be spelled out. He’s not changing his own administrative policy that prohibits discrimination by specific classes in favor of adopting the language in the law he deemed good enough for the rest of us. And yes, that policy includes gender identity.FOOTNOTE: Mary Beth Schneider is an editor at TheStatehouseFile.com, a news site powered by Franklin College student journalists.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more