Fidelity Bank Plc ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ICON Properties Plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgICON Properties Plc ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about ICON Properties Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ICON Properties Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ICON Properties Plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileICON was incorporated in Malawi on 4 June 2018 under the Companies Act 2013, with registration number TMRBS1010880 as a private company limited. ICON is a property investment company incorporated as part of a restructuring exercise by shareholders. ICON Properties Plc ( is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Casa Tumán / Studio Selva

first_imgSave this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 13 Share “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Chile Architects: Studio Selva Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa Tumán / Studio SelvaSave this projectSaveCasa Tumán / Studio Selva Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chile Casa Tumán / Studio Selva Area:  50 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio SelvaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on July 13, 2017Cite: “Casa Tumán / Studio Selva” 13 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Photographs:  Nico SaiehBuild And Design:Studio SelvaDesign:2014-2016Client:privateCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Casa Tumán is a private villa in the central coastal region of Chile, designed and built by Amsterdam-based office Studio Selva with mostly locally sourced materials.Save this picture!MaterialsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehThe villa is in fact a tailor-made surfer’s holiday home, with a layout and materialisation vaguely referring to chilean farmhouses. The small floorpan of 50 m2 has been laid out in six modules: four bedrooms, one bathroom and one kitchen module. Each bedroom has an independent access to a generous roofed terrace, conceived as a shared common space; as a living room with a magnificent view of the sea. The post-and-beam wooden construction with eucalyptus screens and straw bale infill walls and clay-plaster creates an excellent indoor climate in this humid region.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV and SDK Vastgoed Selected to Design Sustainable Housing Complex in EindhovenArchitecture NewsDavid Adjaye, Peter Murray and Alison Brooks Among Mayor of London’s New Team of “De…Architecture News Share ArchDaily 2016last_img read more

ICANN chooses Internet Society to run .org domain

first_img A non-profit organisation has appropriately enough been selected to manage the .org registry, the top level domain used by non-profit organisations.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has chosen the Internet Society (ISOC) to operate the .org registry. ISOC’s Public Interest Registry (PIR) – will succeed VeriSign Global Registry Services as the operator after 31 December 2002. ISOC was one of 11 applicants for the role. Advertisement 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. ICANN chooses Internet Society to run .org domain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 October 2002 | Newslast_img read more

Concern ‘grows’ money

first_img Tagged with: Digital Ireland  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern has developed a database-driven Flash application website where you can watch your support ‘grow’ with each donation. The site has been developed with online agency ICAN.Called The Giving Field, the site is a virtual reality field where you can choose a cyber seed, watch it being virtually planted and visit 24 hours a day to see how the field has been growing. Whenever a pledge is received, The Giving Field grows accordingly. Eventually the whole field will be full of sprouting plants, with every plant representing a pledge to Concern. Advertisement 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. Concern ‘grows’ money Howard Lake | 17 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Verizon strike solidarity: sea of red from Massachusetts to Virginia

first_imgAfter 10 months of trying to negotiate a contract with their anti-union bosses, 40,000 Verizon landline and FIOS workers in nine states and Washington, D.C., struck the company April 13. The two striking unions, the Communication Workers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, are up against an antagonistic, intransigent company demanding outrageous concessions. As CWA District 1, which includes New York, reports, “The company has not moved off of any of their retrogressive proposals.” However, the 30,000 CWA members and 10,000 IBEW members are showing no signs of backing down either. New York striker “Fitz,” a CWA Local 1101 shop steward, explained to WW, “We’re currently on strike because Verizon is trying to institute a system of breaking our union through different techniques. They want to be able to move us up to 200 miles away for a period of time. As a father and a husband, [that would mean] I can’t be there for my family, and it’s just wrong. Here in New York less than 40 percent of the city is wired up for FiOS [fiber optic system for high-speed internet]. There is enough work for us to do here in New York so that we can stay and do the job that Verizon promised to its customers. “Also they want to freeze our pensions at 30 years,” Fitz continued. This means that when workers who start working at age 21 reach 51, they won’t see any more pension increases no matter how many years they continue working.  Fitz added, “The company has pretty much waived its responsibilities for us. They’re also talking about moving our call centers from the United States to the Philippines. All of these things are detrimental to us. Last,  we’re trying to unionize Verizon wireless because their technicians make about half of what we make and they have no benefits. They have no job security, and we’re trying to help them bring their standard of living up as well.”Roanoke, Va.Another issue is cuts to health insurance for both active workers and retirees.On top of all the givebacks Verizon is demanding, strikers were further incensed when they learned about the new high-tech spying phone app the company created. It allows the company immediate access to photos and videos of strikers “engaged in misconduct” taken by strikebreaking managers and line-crossers. This is 21st century strikebreaking, serving the same capitalist agenda as the notorious Pinkerton goons of the last two centuries who were hired by bosses to break up work stoppages and other labor protests.Unions say: ‘We have their attention now!’New York strikers had a huge rally of 8,000 on April 18. Aerial photos show a unified sea of red, the color of CWA and IBEW strike T-shirts. Their picket lines are strong. The strikers won a huge victory when three major Manhattan hotels cancelled Verizon’s room rentals and threw out the strikebreakers who were staying in them — and agreed not to rent rooms to them again. This was due to quick action and picketing outside the hotels by CWA strikers and solidarity from the hotel workers’ union and Teamsters Local 814.  In all nine struck states — Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, — and Washington, D.C., there were rallies during the week beginning with April 18. There was a big rally in Wise, Va., where the population is 3,300.  Picket lines throughout Virginia remain solid. The “sea of red” is flowing up and down the East Coast..BostonIBEW Local 2222 held a mass rally at Copley Square in downtown Boston on Aptil 21. Speakers included the presidents of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Fire Fighters union and CWA. Verizon strikers blasted the company’s union busting. Steve Kirschbaum, vice president of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751, said the strikers’ “fightback spirit sets the gold standard for standing up to corporate greed as exemplified by Verizon, the worst of capitalist parasites.” He pointed out, “No union in 2016 can go it alone without the solidarity of the communities we serve as well as the entire working class.” Following the Boston rally, thousands of strikers and supporters marched to a nearby Verizon Wireless store on Boylston Street. Union members  occupied the street and tied up traffic in downtown Boston’s busiest shopping street for over an hour. IBEW’s successful show of strength of its troops was covered by all major Boston media. Local 2222 Business Agent Myles Calvey, who led the April 21 rally, plans to meet with African-American community leaders and speak on the community radio station TOUCH 106.1.  In its post-rally electronic newsletter, Local 2222 stated, “They did not think we had the courage to strike, but make no mistake, we have their attention now. We will not stop until we have the contract we deserve!” Johnnie Stevens and WW staff in Virginia and Boston contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) opens its first Asia bureau in Taipei

first_img June 29, 2020 Find out more News November 20, 2020 Find out more News May 18, 2020 Find out more News RSF is an international non-profit organization that holds a consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. More than 30 years after its creation, it is comprised of headquarters in Paris, 11 offices (Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Tunis, Vienna and Washington D.C.) and correspondents in 130 countries. The new bureau in Taipei will focus on the east Asian territories including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia.”The opening of an East Asia office corresponds to the ongoing international expansion of our association and aims to better address the new challenges of media freedoms in this increasingly influential region of the world, explains RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire. The choice of Taiwan was made not only with regards to its central geographic location and ease of operating logistics, but also considering its status of being the freest place in Asia in our annual Press Freedom Index ranking.”A strategic platform to defend freedom of informationAs a leading defender of the freedom of information, RSF alternates public interventions and effective behind the scenes action. The Taipei bureau will serve as a strategic platform for exercising influence and action on the multiple fronts in which RSF is engaged: advocacy on behalf of press rights; awareness building in support of specific campaigns, missions and actions; assistance, grants and legal aid to journalists; and capacity building for journalists and local partner organizations (e.g. education and training on cyber-security).RSF announces the appointment of Cedric Alviani to serve as the Taipei bureau Director, under the supervision of the Paris headquarters. Cedric Alviani is a French national and graduate from the CUEJ journalism school in Strasbourg. He has lived in Asia over the past 18 years, initially recruited to serve as an audio-visual specialist at the French Embassy in Thailand. In 2000, Cedric relocated to Taiwan to serve as Cooperation Officer for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005, Cedric founded the Taiwan European Film Festival (TEFF) and from 2010 to 2012, served as General Manager of the France Taiwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFT).“Cedric brings to the organization a diverse and well-rounded management skill set that will serve the organization in its Asian development ambitions,” says Ronny Rubin, responsible for RSF’s International Development, adding that “Cedric’s entrepreneurial skills, management experience and regional insights represent real assets to the organization.”RSF efforts in the region will be further boosted thanks to the deep and long-running support of Taiwan-based activist Wu’er Kaixi, a prominent advocate of human rights and defender of media freedoms, who will assist the Asia bureau in its international strategic development. The organization is grateful to him for all the ground work he has laid. Wu’er Kaixi, of Chinese origin, is also a member of the RSF Emeritus Board, along with other renowned figures such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Prize laureate in literature Wole Soyinka, current Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Michaelle Jean and prominent journalists, writers and freedom fighters such as Adam Michnik, Taslima Nasreen and Roberto Saviano. The press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French name Reporters sans frontières (RSF), is pleased to announce the opening of its first Asia bureau in Taipei. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage TaiwanAsia – Pacific Freedom of expression Organisation to go further News RSF_en April 6, 2017 – Updated on June 6, 2017 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) opens its first Asia bureau in Taipei Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Taiwan Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” TaiwanAsia – Pacific Freedom of expression last_img read more

Call for investigative journalist’s immediate release

first_img Reporters Without Borders condemns investigative journalist Liu Wei’s detention for the past 11 days on a charge of “illegally obtaining state secrets” in connection with his coverage of a high-profile corruption case. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China News October 19, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for investigative journalist’s immediate release Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more The deputy editor of Southern Metropolis News (南方都市报), a newspaper based in Guangdong, the 37-year-old Liu Wei (刘伟) was arrested in Chengdu on 8 October while on his way to Beijing to attend a seminar, and taken to Jiangxi province, where he is still being held in Pingxiang.The corruption case involves a controversial master of qigong (a traditional system of exercise and meditation), Communist Party officials, businessmen and celebrities. The charge brought against Liu under article 282 of the 1997 penal codes carries a possible seven-year jail sentence.“We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Liu Wei because, like Gao Yu, he is guilty of nothing more than doing his job in a professional manner and with a sense of duty,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“President Xi Jinping’s government proclaimed combatting corruption to be one of its priorities but yet again it has shown its authoritarian nature. By using a ‘state secrets’ charge to gag the source of information of public interest, Xi’s party has betrayed its real goal, which is to protect its members and prevent a new blow to its legitimacy.”Ever since the controversial qigong master Wang Lin was arrested in a murder investigation in June, Liu had been published a devastating series of documents provided by Wang’s former wife and a police officer. According to the South China Morning Post, these two sources have been held on the same charge as Liu since September.The official media have said nothing about Liu’s detention and the Communist Party is censoring social networks. But Southern Metropolis News, for which Liu has worked since 2009, issued a statement supporting him on 16 October.The requests for Liu’s release on bail that his wife and lawyer submitted on 10 and 13 October were rejected.Gao Yu, a well-known journalist who was awarded UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano prize in 1997, was sentenced to seven years in prison on 17 April on the same charge of disclosing state secrets. Article 282’s vague wording allows the authorities to define any information as a state secret, even after the event.China is ranked 176th out of 180 counties in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Help by sharing this information News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Appeal court suspends prison sentences for two journalists sued by Gaddafi

first_img News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Follow the news on Algeria Receive email alerts April 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court suspends prison sentences for two journalists sued by Gaddaficenter_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at an Algiers appeal court’s decision today to give two journalists suspended sentences of six months in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars (50 euros) instead of the 12-month jail terms and fine of 500,000 dinars requested by the prosecutor. The appeal court also rejected the prosecutor’s request for the newspaper to be suspended for a year.The ruling effectively concludes the libel suit brought last October against Ali Fodil, the editor of the Arabic-language daily Ech-Chourouk, and Naïla Berrahal, one of his journalists, by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi over reports published two months earlier which, it was alleged, “attacked his person, the Libyan state and the security of the Algerian and Libyan states.”“The sentences requested by the prosecutor were out of all proportion and unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nonetheless, even a suspended prison sentence is a serious press freedom violation. The sentences will always weigh on the two journalists and restrict their freedom of expression. We take this opportunity to call for the decriminalization of press offences.”The two journalists had referred the case to an appeal court after a lower court sentenced them to six months in prison. The prosecutor reacted by requesting even heavier sentences, prompting Reporters Without Borders to issue a release voicing outrage. to go further April 29, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out more News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Camp That’s Poles Apart

first_img More Cool Stuff 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes center column 5 A Camp That’s Poles Apart Steve and Kate’s Camp is unlike any other with its self-directed learning and flexible timetable By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 11:52 am Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Summer camps thrive in following a strict schedule and system. If not, the sheer number of kids and the organization of activities would overwhelm the camp.Steve & Kate’s Camp is diametrically opposite, and therein lies its unique and genius setup.“There’re two things that have really distinguished us from the rest since the start of the camp in 1980. One is the educational philosophy of [the] camp where the kids choose their own activities; and one where the activities are set up to promote self-directed learning,” says Mike Saperstein, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Steve & Kate’s Camp.What this means is that kids are not pressured to do activities they are not interested in, nor are they forced to work with a time limit.“The kids work at their own pace and develop skills at their own pace which is much more comfortable to them. The counselors who are in the studios, instead of leading a class with a particular agenda, they’re working with the kids individually at their respective paces,” says Saperstein.The counselors find out what the kids need and give them the resources they need. Whether the kid needs basic help or a long mentorship, the counselors do what it takes to help the kids complete their projects.“The counselors interact with the kids differently according to their ability and different levels,” adds Saperstein.Another unique system that the camp employs is more for the parents’ benefit.“We have this unique model where parents can buy any number of days, and attend any time they’d like during the summer. They’re guaranteed space at camp and if they don’t use all of their day passes during the summer, they get a full automatic refund for any unused days,” Saperstein explains.Families with plans to go on summer vacation will find this very useful, where they don’t have to plan summer outings around the summer camp’s schedule, but rather schedule the summer camp around the family’s timetable.Typical days at the summer camp are “really defined by each child individually. So no two days will look exactly the same since the kids chose for themselves” says Saperstein.Aside from the activities, the camp also has Show Specials every once in awhile to provide entertaining distractions for the kids.“It can range from something like a stage combat workshop to an educational show on reptiles,” Saperstein says, “it can also be pure entertainment like concerts at camp and people who do magic shows.”Parents who worry about their kids’ nutrition will be glad to know that lunch and snacks are included with the fee, and the lunch program itself is “designed by our in-house chef who used to be the executive chef at Google [and] we’re offering a whole range of really great diverse lunches,” says Saperstein.Steve & Kate’s Camp have 34 locations all across Northern and Southern California, Washington State and Illinois. To find the location nearest to you, visit or you can email at [email protected]center_img Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more