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CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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iRaiser sees €14m donated in 48 hours for Notre Dame through official sites

first_imgiRaiser sees €14m donated in 48 hours for Notre Dame through official sites  264 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 18 April 2019 | News Tagged with: disaster online fundraising sites Donations to three of the four non-profits involved in the restoration of Notre Dame have reached over €14 million in little over 48 hours with €20 million raised in total so far from more than 150,000 individuals worldwide, according to figures from iRaiser.iRaiser, which was founded in France, created the emergency fundraising pages for Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Fondation du Patrimoine and Fondation De France in one hour following news of the fire.Through these pages, it has seen peaks of 15,000 simultaneous donations, with an average donation of €100 and contributions coming from across Europe, the US and beyond. Major individual donations have also been recorded including one for €50,000 from an individual in the US.One hundred percent of donations made to these organisations through these sites created by iRaiser will go directly to the restoration. iRaiser is urging people to donate only through official sites to ensure funds get to the Notre Dame.Antoine Martel, CEO of iRaiser Group, said:“We were all deeply shocked by the fire but have been heartened by how people have come together and made very generous donations to help restore Notre-Dame.“Donations have been flooding in across Europe, but we’re aware that there are a lot of well-meaning people setting up their own fundraising pages. I would urge people where possible to focus on the four organisations linked directly to Notre-Dame to ensure that all their money goes directly to the restoration.”  263 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Two journalists arrested in the past week

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal November 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists arrested in the past week Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent SudanAfrica Photo : copyright RNW April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information News News April 10, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa to go further News Follow the news on Sudan Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns yesterday’s arbitrary arrest of journalist Gafar Alsabki Ibrahim during a raid by intelligence officials on the independent newspaper Alsahafa. They took him away to an unknown location after making him surrender his mobile phone and preventing him from alerting his family. No reason was given for his arrest.The press freedom organization urges the authorities to publicly explain why they carried out the raid and why they arrested Ibrahim, and to do so without delay.Is Ibrahim, who is from Darfur, the victim of a major drive to censor the media? His sudden arrest is not isolated. The Sudanese government has been controlling media coverage of the political and humanitarian crisis in Darfur for years and seems determined to suppress all information on the subject.Three days before Ibrahim’s arrest, on 30 October, a special security forces unit raided the Khartoum office of Radio Dabanga (a station registered in the Netherlands), seizing equipment, closing it, and arresting several people who had come to attend a training session. The station’s office is in a building that houses several human rights organizations, some of whose members were also arrested.Radio Dabanga director Hildebrand Bijleveld said Abdelrahman Adam, a journalist who works for the station, was one of the 13 people arrested.“These arrests are obviously designed to intimidate and silence journalists,” Bijleveld said. “Radio Dabanga is the only station to talk about the ‘Darfur final conclusion’ operation and about the region in general. As the referendum on South Sudan’s independence approaches, the authorities want to silence media outlets that question the official line. The authorities cite ‘national security’ as the grounds for the arrests and confiscation of material. They say they have the right to arrest these people because the station does not have a license.” The only media outlet specifically covering Darfur, Radio Dabanga has long been a source of irritation to the authorities in Khartoum, who have refused to give it a local licence and have urged the Dutch authorities to close it down. The station continues to broadcast.The French government issued a strong condemnation of the arrests, calling on the Sudanese authorities to release the detainees and allow independent news media to operate freely. Sudanese journalist Faisal Elbagir, coordinator of the local NGO Journalists for Human Rights, said the arrests were “a clear sign that the Sudanese authorities are launching a new campaign against free expression and media freedom.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the fact that journalists in Sudan are constantly under surveillance and exposed to the possibility of arrest. The level of censorship being imposed on the media in the run-up to the 9 January referendum on South Sudan’s independence is very disturbing.Sudan was ranked 172nd out of 178 countries in the 2010 press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders released on 20 October. This was a fall of 24 places from its ranking in last year’s index.Reporters Without Borders supports the press release issued by the Darfur Emergency Collective calling for the release of human rights activists and journalists detained in Sudan. Read its release (in French) . News Organisation March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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DS5: ‘Leveraging Technology’ in the Housing Industry

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In this week’s episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, the show is joined by Richard Ferguson, President of CBC Mortgage Company. Ferguson, who runs the company’s Chenoa Fund, discussed how his company is “leveraging technology,” especially during these quickly changing times. Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Forbearance Activity Tracker Shows Uptick Next: Fannie Mae: Property Preservation Strategies Amid COVID-19 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post 2020-10-30 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago DS5: ‘Leveraging Technology’ in the Housing Industry October 30, 2020 1,771 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS5: ‘Leveraging Technology’ in the Housing Industry in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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Kansas zoo monkey dies after being attacked while protecting its baby during a break-in

first_imgfilo/iStock(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A Capuchin monkey at a Kansas zoo has died after it was attacked while protecting its offspring from someone who broke into the facility.The staff at Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City first learned of what happened on Sept. 2 when a monkey named Pickett was found and captured outside the facility and somewhere in the city. When employees went to check the enclosure, they discovered a second monkey, named Vern, injured inside, the zoo said in a statement.Vern, who is an older Tufted Capuchin monkey, was found to have extensive injuries that required surgery.Officers investigated and suspected that someone gained access to the enclosure and injured Vern as it tried to protect Pickett from being taken, officials said.“Based on DCPD’s investigation … we do not believe the little monkey, Pickett, found his way outside the enclosure on his own,” said Dodge City Police Chief Drew Francis. “Nor do we believe he traveled to where he was found on his own. His father’s injury appears to be from blunt force trauma in excess of what would occur from a fall.”Hanna Schroeder, who is the head zookeeper at Wright Park, said Vern suffered a broken knee cap as a result of the incident.“Vern is very protective of the younger monkey and would not have let him go without a fight,” Schroeder said.Vern required a cast on his leg and isolation from the other monkeys, but could not recover from the injuries and was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive by staff on Tuesday, officials said.A necropsy will be performed to determine the official cause of the death.Francis asked for the public’s help in finding out who is responsible.“Though I doubt the culprit has the decency to come forward,” Francis said, “I also suspect someone may know who committed this act or have an idea who would do this. If that’s you, we would greatly appreciate talking with you.”Vern was a year old when it arrived at the Wright Park Zoo in 1988 with a female named Charro, according to the zoo. Capuchin monkeys, from South America, are declining in population as they face threats that include capture for the pet trade and deforestation.Additional security measures were installed at the enclosure to protect the animals, the zoo said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_img “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.last_img

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How do cephalopods become available to seabirds: can fish gut contents from tuna fishing vessels be a major food source of deep-dwelling cephalopods?

first_imgCephalopods are important prey for numerous seabird species. However, the physical mechanisms by which cephalopods (particularly species considered as deep-dwelling) become available to seabirds are poorly understood, and it has recently been suggested that the discarded stomachs of gutted fish captured by tuna longliners can be a major source of deep-dwelling species. Here, we identify some deep-dwelling cephalopods that appear in the diet of seabirds, review the current knowledge of their vertical distribution, and compare the stomach contents of commercially captured tuna with those of seabirds foraging in the same area. The limited available information leads us to conclude that tuna longliners are unlikely to be a major source of deep-dwelling cephalopods for seabirds. However, much more information is required on the ecology of seabird prey, particularly commercially unexploited cephalopod species, which may be obtained from scientific cruises devoted to cephalopod biological research. In addition multispecies/foodweb modelling studies may be required to explore potential interactions between seabirds, their predators and prey, and commercial fishing operations.last_img read more

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On the Road With the Beat Generation

first_imgIn 1964, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters arrived in New York City. Travelling with them was Neal Cassady, Denver-born street kid, petty criminal and Jack Kerouac’s chief muse, immortalised as Dean Moriarty in On the Road. Cassady was desperate for Kesey to meet Kerouac, to show Jack how he was still living the Beatnik life, still on the quest of an inverse version of the American Dream. Cassady persuaded him to come to the apartment where the Merry Pranksters were based. In Kerouac’s honour, they had spread an American flag across the sofa. Kerouac took one look at it, alcohol-sapped eyes narrowing, forehead furrowing, carefully picked it up and lectured the group on how to correctly fold it, before placing it to one side and sitting down. The others carried on with consuming their pot and acid, while Kerouac was content with gulping from his own bottle. No doubt Neal Cassady was amazed by his friend’s behaviour. The wild Jack of the fifties had given way to the cantankerous, hectoring old drunk. Jack had grown up.On the Road, first published in 1957, is often cited as the foremost text of the Beat Generation, the literary father of the sixties counterculture, the work that opened up new channels of experience to youth everywhere, chronicling the exploits of Sal and Dean in their road trips across America. Its exploration of living free, of removing the individual from the so-called conformity of the bourgeois constriction, inspired musicians such as Bob Dylan and John Lennon, and is held up as a work that pours scorn on the strait-laced world of fifties America.Now, the release of the original manuscript on the fiftieth anniversary of On the Road’s publication allows many of the characters’ real names and some of the previously censored passages to be reinstated, in an effort to produce the work that Kerouac originally envisioned: the perfect expression of his later-developed theory of ‘spontaneous bop prosody’. The result is a text infused with even more of the wild, acclamatory language that gives the original such a breathless, headily tangential quality.Jack Kerouac began work on the version most recognisable as the final On the Road in April 1951, working almost non-stop, fuelled by Benzedrine, sweating through his T-shirts until his room was filled with old ones drying. By 27th April, the first draft was finished. This manuscript was then retyped, reformatted and rejected by publishers until finally on 11th January 1957 it was accepted by Viking Press.The novel catapulted Kerouac to fame. Everyone clamoured to review both the book and the man. Gilbert Millstein of the New York Times called the novel ‘the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as ‘beat’’.Kerouac couldn’t cope. Everyone assumed he was Dean, the wild leader of the escapades across America recounted in the novel. He was, in fact, Sal, the observer and follower. He followed Christopher Isherwood’s maxim from Goodbye to Berlin: ‘I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording.’The crux of the journalistic inquest was the Beat Generation. Commentators wanted to know what the Beats’ stance was on everything from organised religion to juvenile delinquency. Kerouac styled himself ‘a crazy solitary Catholic mystic’ and later insisted that ‘beat’ was far removed from its original vernacular use to describe a ‘state of exalted exhaustion’, but instead should be spelt ‘béat’, reminiscent of the Catholic state of being beatified. Beat was not simply a cosy name for vagrancy, but became a term of religious significance.Kerouac had originally envisioned On the Road as a quest novel, in the vein of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Its praise of the car is linked to the concept of the open road, and Kerouac, by birth a French-Canadian Catholic, was possessed with a sense of the mystical aspects of Catholicism, and claimed that his ‘kind of monastic life’ at home with his mother was both his route to the heavens, and the context behind his writing skills.Being in a state of On the Road is to be on a never-ending quest for something not defined, but suggested by belief. Writing itself for Kerouac was a way of recapturing actual fact and event, but the exercise was also a methodology of making sense of a world in which spirituality was becoming increasingly marginalised in society by the progression of rationalist thinking. Kerouac’s philosophy was that society corrupts the true heroes and terms them undesirable, when in fact they are ‘beat’, but in an irreversibly positive way. Like Jesus walking amongst the lepers and those society wishes to hide, Sal and Dean see beauty in poverty. And for Kerouac, who knew his Keats, beauty is Truth, and Catholic Truth in the actual world can only be God revealed.The Jack who grew up was misrepresented by his followers. Those who disparaged America and religion and looked to him for leadership missed the point. Kerouac was a lot more concerned with praising America than is readily apparent. His portrayal of poor American communities as the ideal is linked with his quest for God, and like Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress the journey is both a physical and sacred quest. On the Road is a spiritual allegory, undeniably simplistic in according worth to members of society who are, after all, car thieves and burglars, but in using such individuals, Kerouac reminds us that the spiritual unknown, whilst not necessarily the Christian God of organised religion, is found everywhere, even in places we least expect it.The new, uncensored version of On the Road was published by Penguin on the 6th September.last_img read more

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Car crashes into shop in Cowley

first_imgCowley Road was cordoned off by emergency services after an out of control car crashed through the side of a shop just after 7am last Sunday. The vehicle, reportedly a silver Peugeot 207, first knocked over a lamp post in front of Tesco, and then drove into The Furniture Shop at the intersection of Cowley, Bullingdon Road, and Chapel Street.“Thames Valley Police was called at 7.19am on April 17,” Lucy Billen of the Thames Valley Police media team told Cherwell.Eyewitnesses told the police that they had seen two people, a man and a woman, get out of the vehicle after it crashed, and leave by foot. No injuries were reported, though there is still no word on the whereabouts or condition of the car’s two occupants. The police have kept searching for them and are concerned they may have been hurt, judging from the state in which the car was found. “The investigation continues,” Lucy Billen added.The family-run shop however was seriously damaged in the crash, and the owners said it would have to be closed for at least a month as the owners repair and rebuild their business. As well as the shop window which was entirely destroyed in the accident, a brick pillar supporting the building was damaged.Because this affected the structure of the shop, works started straight after the car was towed away by a team of around 20 firefighters. The family running The Furniture Shop have said the total insurance cost of the reparations could be up to “tens of thousands of pounds” and described the damage as “surreal” according to Oxford Mail.“This is a big shock for us all and we are now counting the cost,” Omar Nawaz told an Oxford Mail journalist. The 35 year-old and his brother Kasim Nawaz help their parents run the shop which has been owned by the family for 30 years. “It’s the East Oxford spirit – you just get on with it,” Omar Nawaz said. “We have been here for a long long time, we don’t intend on going anywhere. It is all a bit surreal but you can’t hang around and not get on with things or you would be in the same position.”Juliette Perry, a Somerville first year who will be living in Cowley next year, told Cherwell she saw the neighbourhood as a “friendly, relatively quiet” area. “Just like any city it has the odd incident but nothing too unusual. It seems very irresponsible and a real shame that people haven’t taken responsibility.“However I wouldn’t be worried about cycling to and from Cowley next year when I’m living there – accidents do happen, does it put me off – no, it’s no more or less safe than cycling anywhere else in the city. I just think it was lucky that no one was hurt.”last_img read more

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Puratos adds natural vanilla to Belcolade

first_imgBelcolade, the real Belgian chocolate supplied by Puratos, now includes natural vanilla in all of its recipes. Comprising over 200 different compounds, natural vanilla delivers a sweet, fresh flavour that carries to the finished product,” says Matt Crumpton, marketing director of Puratos UK. “Being natural it offers a premium image that’s in step with consumer demand and also permits cleaner label declarations.”last_img