ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest judicial proceedings against Ali Soumana, a newspaper journalist who is often critical of Niger’s government. He is currently facing up to five years in prison on a charge of publishing stolen documents. News November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation RSF_en The publisher of the weekly Le Courrier, Ali Soumana has been held for the past week for publishing the public prosecutor’s summing-up in a five-year-old legal dispute between Niger and a Lebanese company called Africard. He was originally charged with violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation but the charge was changed on 3 July, after he had spent four days in police custody and the police had carried out a search of his home. He is now in prison awaiting trial on a charge of obtaining a judicial document by fraudulent means, a crime punishable by up to five years in jail under article 194 of the Penal Code. Press law violation Niger’s 2010 press law prohibits jail sentences for press offences, which are punishable only by fines. Although Soumana acted as a journalist, the new charge allows the judicial authorities to circumvent the press law and prosecute him under the penal code, whose punishments are much more severe.RSF regards this as a blatant violation of the press law. By proceeding against Soumana in this way, the authorities are clearly trying to pressure him into revealing his sources, although article 16 of the 2010 press law guarantees the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. We call on Niger’s authorities to drop the charges against Le Courrier’s publisher and to stop persecuting journalists who are just doing their job, which is to report what is happening.Soumana is well known to RSF. He was previously prosecuted last year, when he was detained for ten days and was given a three-month suspended jail sentence on a charge of “divulging documents seized during a search” and trying to “discredit a judicial decision.” Niger is ranked 61st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, nine places lower than in 2016. Receive email alerts May 11, 2021 Find out more News Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Police patrols in the streets of Niamey, march 2016 © ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa NigerAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism July 6, 2017 Journalist imprisoned in violation of Niger’s press law Reports NigerAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Niger News Help by sharing this information July 16, 2020 Find out more
Share Save Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles May 8, 2018 2,862 Views Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Finding Opportunity for Diversity Within Mortgage and Housing Next: Foreclosure Assistance for Homeowners Struggling with Property Taxes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / More College Grads Moving Back Home Tagged with: Down Payments First-Time Homebuyers graduates Millennials The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Down Payments First-Time Homebuyers graduates Millennials 2018-05-08 Scott Morgan Recent college graduates are more frequently living at home in expensive cities—and cities those that have seen the biggest boom-bust cycles—according to a new report from Zillow. That means recent grads in Riverside, California; Miami; and New York are the most likely to be living with their parents after leaving school.According to Zillow, report, which examines U.S. Census data, more than half the recent grads in Riverside lived with their parents in 2016. Close to half in Miami and New York did too. Those numbers are strikingly different compared to 2005 when a quarter of Riverside’s recent grads lived with parents and less than a third of Miami’s did so.Overall, the percentage of 20-something college grads living back home in 2016 was 28 percent—which is 19 percent higher than in 2005. Over the same time period, young college graduates became less likely to live with a romantic partner, falling from 44 percent to 34 percent. In every large metro, a smaller share of college graduates in their twenties lives with a partner than did in 2005. Las Vegas had the biggest decline in the share of recent graduates living as a couple, falling from 47 percent to 29 percent. According to Zillow, the recent return to parents’ homes versus the exodus of young grads a decade earlier is linked closely to where the housing markets were at the time. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said that lending standards and an abundant supply of homes in the mid-2000s made it easier for recent grads to move out and form their own households instead of living with their parents.“Those market conditions have changed drastically over the past decade as we went through the housing bust,” Terrazas said. “Adding to that, as many millennials who recently graduated into the Great Recession can attest, underemployment or more precarious jobs make it much harder to save up enough to move out. When rents keep climbing and competition is fierce for the most affordable homes, living with mom and dad can be a good option to build up some savings.”Between 2005 and 2016, the share of recent college graduates living with parents increased from 13 percent to 39 percent in Las Vegas, which, Zillow reported, experienced one of the most dramatic boom-and-bust cycles among the nation’s largest markets. Near the end of 2004, the report states that homes were gaining nearly 50 percent in value each year. After the market collapsed, home values plunged by 62 percent, more than in any other major U.S. market. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. More College Grads Moving Back Home Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
Although the holiday season is nearly over, every year we get the same problems. “A member of my staff has announced her husband has booked a week’s holiday”, but they haven’t gone through the right channel and it isn’t convenient.1. If you have Company Rules on how to book a holiday and they bypass these, then it is a disciplinary situation.2. If you have told them they cannot have the holiday and their reply is “Well it’s booked so I’m taking it anyway”, you must immediately put the following in writing:”Further to your request for holiday, I am sorry, but I am unable to grant this due to staff shortages/illness/heavy workload etc.”Should you go ahead and take this holiday, it will result in disciplinary action. Any ’sickness’ reported at this time will be scrutinised very carefully and will also lead to disciplinary action should this be found to be a false claim.I expect you to attend your normal duties on ./at.am/pm.”Do not go through the disciplinary procedure if you haven’t issued this letter BEFORE they take unauthorised leave.Remember the stable door and all that!Gill
Health store chain Holland & Barrett has today opened the country’s first-ever free-from concept store under the brand Holland & Barrett More. The move confirms its aim to become the UK’s largest free-from retailer, as the store in Chester will sell the largest range of free-from food available in the UK. One thousand products are already available online and through the high street store and the list will grow to more than 3,000 by the end of the year. All the main free-from categories defined in allergen legislation will be covered, from gluten and dairy to nuts, egg and fish.The Chester store is the first of more than 50 stores planned over the next two years. All free-from products will be available for home delivery from the Holland & Barrett website, where goods can be searched by allergen as well as food category.Peter Aldis, chief executive of NBTY Europe, owner of Holland & Barrett, said: “The speed of growth of free-from has seen it transform from what was once regarded as a nutritional niche into a mainstream shopping option.”YouGov data on where people buy free-from products shows we already do well in this market, scoring significantly ahead of Boots and very close to Waitrose and Morrisons.”We already have more high street stores than many of the big supermarkets, and the 50 new concept stores we have planned for the next two years will help ensure we can deliver against our ambition to become the largest free-from retailer in the UK.”Free-from marketAccording to Mintel, the UK free-from category continues to show strong growth, with market values doubling from 2009 to reach £365m in 2014, and forecast to grow by a further 50% by 2019 (to £550m). One in 10 new food products launched in 2014 were gluten-free, nearly double the number of two years ago.Aldis added: “With our heritage and market positioning, this is a natural territory for Holland & Barrett to lead. We are seeing a significant change in consumer trends in this market alongside an explosion of new free-from products, with many of those on our shelves being produced by small British businesses.”A 2014 YouGov survey found that one in five people in the UK consider themselves to have a food allergy or intolerance, up 5% since a previous survey in 2011 and 15% of UK households are avoiding gluten and wheat.
Source: Bells of LazonbyBells of Lazonby is extending its We Love Cake range with two nostalgia-inspired bakes.The new additions, which are debuting in Morrisons, are Rip Roaring Raspberry Ripple Slices and Totally Toffee Sticky Toffee Slices. Both are gluten-, wheat, and milk-free and have an rsp of £1.80 per four-pack with an introductory price of £1.50.We Love Cake was launched in Australia in 2018 and was given a refresh in 2019 with lower-sugar recipes and a new look. The Cumbrian bakery said the brand achieved sales of $1.4M AUD over the last 52 weeks with Australian retailer Coles.Following its growth there, the family bakery is now moving its focus to UK multiples.“Nostalgia is one of this year’s biggest food trends across multiple markets. Interestingly, in the UK we see craving for these comforting flavours and products amplified by times of uncertainty,” said Josh Boydell-Smith, head of brand and marketing at We Love Cake.The hand-finished cakes come in multi-packs of four. Its slices are packaged in twin-packs to maintain freshness without losing its small batch quality, it added.“This winter our focus is on taking the joy and brand loyalty we have created in foodservice and applying it to major multiple retail with Morrisons. Totally Toffee and Rip-Roaring Raspberry tap into shoppers seeking hyper-indulgence and great taste in the gluten-free space.”The cakes are registered with Coeliac UK and are suitable for those with coeliac disease. They are made in its We Love Cake bakery in Lazonby on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria.
WNY News Now Stock Image.FREDONIA – A 19-year-old is accused of driving while intoxicated after Sheriff’s Deputies say he was observed traveling the wrong way in the roundabout at Route 60 and Route 20 in Fredonia this month.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says the young man was pulled over on Sunday, December 6 just after 1:30 a.m.Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested and charged him with DWI, DWI per se, and traveling in the wrong direction on a circular intersection.The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Fredonia Village Court to answer his charges at a later date. No one was injured or crashes were caused by the incident. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),In stories such as this, why are some names printed and others withheld? You identify this person as a 19 year old “man”. Why is his name not mentioned?
View Comments Clinton the Musical Wish you could have a permanent reminder of 1992, when scrunchies are in, mullets are out, Baywatch is a hit and Time Magazine’s Man of the Year is Bill Clinton? Well, now you can! Clinton the Musical will release a cast recording on Ghostlight Records later this year. Starring Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon, the production is playing at New World Stages.Clinton The Musical, which features a book by Michael and Paul Hodge and a score by Paul, explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe. Dan Knechtges directs.Additional cast members include Judy Gold, John Treacy Egan, Veronica J. Kuehn, Kevin Zak, Kara Guy, Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson and Gretchen Wylder. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Related Shows
By Dialogo May 31, 2012 A homemade submersible with the capacity to transport up to five tons of drugs was seized by the Colombian Navy near the port of Buenaventura (on the Pacific, in southwestern Colombia). The submersible, 7.5 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, is the first of its kind found in Colombia this year, but a total of 76 have been found since the first one was seized in 1993, the Navy specified. According to that institution, the submersible found near Buenaventura is an unmanned vessel that submerges in order to be towed by boats, making it difficult to detect while at sea. Near the location where the submersible was found, Navy units also found a go-fast boat with the capacity to transport up to ten tons of drugs. Drug traffickers use the Colombian Pacific coast especially for the manufacture of illegal vessels, due to its marshlands and areas with constant rain, low tides that enable the production and stockpiling of drugs, and high tides that facilitate the departure of the vessels. Of the total vessels seized from drug-trafficking organizations since 1993, 59 were found in the Pacific, two of which were classified as fully submersible, because they had the specifications to travel long distances underwater. The Colombian Navy indicated that in 2011, 33 percent of the 74 tons of cocaine seized were transported on speedboats, while 17 percent of the drugs were found on fully and partially submersible vessels. Very good work, I am pleased on the one hand by your work, but please be careful: people involved in those actions are dangerous. I am afraid, I am fearful about my family. They do the same here. I do not want bad things to happen, I wish you the best, as if you were my brothers and my children, or nephews or grandchildren, I ask God to protect you, because with you work you protect other people.