Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

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Charity shop sales show year-on-year growth for Q4 2019

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  713 total views,  2 views today Charity shop sales grew by +3.2% year-on-year during the three months ending 31 December 2019, according to the Charity Retail Association’s quarterly market analysis report.In comparison, commercial retail continued its decline, at a rate of around –1% in the same period.The report revealed that the average weekly turnover per charity shop rose above £2,500, which is the highest figure on record since 2014. The Charity Retail Association says this could indicate consumers’ attitudes and behaviours are changing and becoming more environmentally conscious, leading them to switch to a more sustainable means of shopping.The Charity Retail Association is calling on the Government to support this trend through the Environment Bill, which is currently being considered by Parliament.Robin Osterley, its Chief Executive, commented:“It is encouraging that charity shop sales are continuing to grow strongly despite the situation in the wider high street. More and more consumers are choosing to buy second hand goods as a means of reducing their impact on the planet which is one factor supporting the continued growth of charity retail. As Parliament considers the new Environment Bill, we are calling on the Government to get behind this change in consumer behaviour by having a relentless focus on increasing rates of reuse.”“In the run up to Christmas, awareness of the impact of consumerism on the environment grew, with shoppers choosing charity shops to buy their ‘Secret Santa’ and Christmas gifts. We hope that the public will continue discovering pre-loved treasures in charity shops.”“We hear more and more stories of people who are simply giving up buying new clothes and are instead focusing on the variety, quality and difference provided by shopping in an environment where profits are put into something good. These switches are reflected in the encouraging data and statistics in our latest report.”The report is available to Association members here. Advertisement Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association Melanie May | 5 March 2020 | Newscenter_img 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.  714 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Charity shop sales show year-on-year growth for Q4 2019last_img read more

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RSF Report: Western Sahara, A News Blackhole

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists June 11, 2019 – Updated on August 12, 2019 RSF Report: Western Sahara, A News Blackhole June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionImpunityJudicial harassment In its report on press freedoms in Western Sahara, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) sheds light on a territory cut off from the rest of the world, a veritable news black hole that has become a no-go zone for journalists. center_img April 15, 2021 Find out more Related documents rapport_sahara_-_final_pdf2.pdfPDF – 1.44 MB News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionImpunityJudicial harassment News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance READ THE REPORTHERE“Western Sahara, a desert for journalists,” is the first-ever work of research into press freedoms in this non-autonomous territory, which RSF’s Spanish section is unveiling in Madrid on 11 June.  A forgotten storyThe silence enveloping the area stems principally from the constant persecution and repression of Sahrawi journalists who endeavor to practice their profession outside official Moroccan channels, but also from the fact that it is impossible for foreign journalists to work there. Morocco applies a quasi-systematic policy of turning back the foreign press trying to enter Western Sahara and of harshly punishing the local citizen-journalists who strive to give a version of the news differing from the official line, through social networks. Over the years, these two sorts of blockade have imposed a virtual news black-out on Western Sahara. “Nobody talks about Western Sahara anymore”, said Alfonso Armada, president of RSF-Spain. “The territory, being neither at war nor at peace, is nowadays covered by foreign media only from the humanitarian angle, but the conflict has been dragging on inconclusively for four decades.” TestimoniesThe report examines the experiences of Sahrawi journalists, who are jailed and often sentenced to lengthy prison terms, but who have an essential role to play in peace in the region, and it allows their voices to be heard for the first time, along with those of experts on the conflict.Moreover, in addressing the collective oblivion surrounding the Western Sahara issue, the report analyzes the essential role that is played not only by international media, especially Spanish and French media, but also by the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi people’s UN-recognized representative, whose communications sometimes amount to just repetitive propaganda, which young Sahrawi journalists are beginning to question.Finally, the report introduces a new generation of Sahrawi journalists who, one way or another, manage to overcome all obstacles and who have become a valued source of information for the foreign press and international organizations. Morocco is ranked 135thout of 180 countries in the RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

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Free food pantry

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 Twitter West Texas Food Bank logo 2015 A free food pantry has been scheduled for anyone needing food assistance starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Odessa Bible Church, 3901 Penbrook St. Participants may be asked to show an ID when you are checked in. Visit https://wtxfoodbank.org/how-to-get-help/ or tinyurl.com/y7d4z7rc.center_img Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest Free food pantry WhatsApp Previous articleDrive-thru paradeNext articleDedication to God Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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KUWJ Moves Supreme Court For Interim Bail For Siddique Kappan Citing Critical Health Condition Of His 90-Yrs Old Mother

first_imgTop StoriesKUWJ Moves Supreme Court For Interim Bail For Siddique Kappan Citing Critical Health Condition Of His 90-Yrs Old Mother Akshita Saxena30 Jan 2021 12:52 AMShare This – xThe Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking interim bail for journalist Siddique Kappan, citing critical health condition of Kappan’s 90 years old bed-ridden mother and her last wish to see her son. The affidavit states that in in view of her existing medical condition, Kappan’s mother has not been informed about her son’s…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking interim bail for journalist Siddique Kappan, citing critical health condition of Kappan’s 90 years old bed-ridden mother and her last wish to see her son. The affidavit states that in in view of her existing medical condition, Kappan’s mother has not been informed about her son’s arrest and detention so far. Further, it is stated that her health has deteriorated severely and whenever she gains consciousness, she demands to meet her son. Kappan, a freelance journalist, was arrested by the UP police on October 5 for alleged criminal conspiracy to create societal unrest in the wake of Hathras incident. He has since been lodged at a jail in Mathura. The KUWJ thereafter filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court challenging Kappan’s arrest and custody as illegal and unconstitutional. Recently, the Supreme Court allowed KUWJ’s request for video conferencing between Kappan and his ailing mother who is in Kerala. “We Will Allow”: CJI Bobde On Siddique Kappan’s Mother’s Plea To Meet Him Via Video Conferencing;”I will Take Care”, Says SG In the present bail application, the Petitioner claimed that the Mathura Jail officials arranged a video call of only 10 Minutes on January 28 and Kappan’s Mother could not respond or even look at the mobile screen as she is presently very critical and in Hospital. “At the time of arguments on 22.01.2021 , the counsel for the petitioner had informed this Honble Court about the 90 year old Mother of the detenue Mrs.Kadija Kutty , who was bed ridden and extremely unwell , repeatedly demanding to talk with the detenue. It is submitted that theMrs Kadya Kuttys health has further deteriorated .Whenever she gains consciousness, she is demanding to meet her son, and requesting everyone that its the last wish of a Mother to see her son,” the plea further states. The Petitioner has thus urged the Court to grant interim bail to enable the detenue to meet his mother. Other developments in the case Last week, the Supreme Court adjourned Kappan’s habeas corpus petition for six weeks based on UP Government’s request. The CJI-led bench has on many posting dates expressed disinclination to entertain the petition, asking the petitioner to approach the High Court. “We are trying to discourage Article 32 petitions”, CJI said on one posting date. The UP Govt has filed a counter-affidavit saying that Kappan had links with banned organizations and was attempting to create social unrest in the wake of Hathras Case. The FIR against him has provisions under the UAPA. Subsequently, the KUWJ filed an additional rejoinder denying Kappan’s connections with Popular Front of India (PFI). The KUWJ stated that Kappan, as a journalist, has strong roots in society, and may have come in contact with people from all walks of life, including the PFI, and that does not mean that he is a criminal. In any case, PFI is not a banned organization, the rejoinder stated.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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COVID- When Citizens Are Pushed To Precipice, Unexpendable Role Of State To Control Profiteering By Anyone, Even Pvt Hospitals: Kerala HC

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID- When Citizens Are Pushed To Precipice, Unexpendable Role Of State To Control Profiteering By Anyone, Even Pvt Hospitals: Kerala HC Lydia Suzanne Thomas30 April 2021 7:30 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Friday declared that the State has an unexpendable role in controlling and containing attempts to profiteer off of the situation prevailing in the state. A Division Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and MR Anitha took up a petition seeking uniform COVID-19 treatment tariffs across private hospitals, labs, and diagnostic centers in the state. Voicing its concern at the petitioner’s submissions, the Court stated that the state’s roles in regulating costs would be fraught with legal and procedural difficulties. However, the Court continued, when citizens were being pushed to the precipice, “the State has an unexpendable role to control and contain profiteering and the chase of lucre by any stakeholder – including private hospitals” The Bench added that the regulation became all the more crucial since citizens had no reference point as to what defined a fair price. “Nor is it possible for him to secure access of a price range, based on scientific and acceptable methodology”, the Court additionally pointed out. Ultimately, the Court expressed that the fixing of a price “can certainly be done only by the State.” Averring that private medical centers and testing centers in Kerala are charging high prices for diagnostic tests and treatment of Covid-19, the petition filed by one Advocate Sabu Thomas through Advocates CN Sreekumar, Manju Paul and Sureshkumar C contends that prices charged “exploit the pandemic situation and fear of people in the society.” The petition asserted that the state government is bound to take appropriate action or remedial measures to control regularize the high charges imposed by Private Hospital for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The plea termed the effective denial of access to Covid facilities as a failure by the government to assure to citizens the right to good health under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, and said, “”The State Government should assure that the every citizen should be provided with facility to get adequate treatment through Government Health Services or else assure the treatment through other private facilities in the present rapid spread of Covid-19 and unavailability of beds, ICU’s and Oxygen supported beds etc. in the Government Hospitals.” When the plea was taken up today, State Attorney K.V. Sohan submitted in Court that the State Government had also issued an order last year dated July 6, 2020, regulating the 3 costs of treatment in private hospitals. These stipulations apply in full force even as on date, he asserted. Any downward revision would certainly be considered after consulting the necessary stakeholders including managements of private hospitals, the State Attorney assured the Court. In this respect, he prayed that the matter be called again on May 4. Upon this request, the Court said, “We, therefore adjourn this matter to be called on 04.05.2021, for the State to respond with their suggestions in this matter, adverting to the specific contention of the petitioner that the situation today is in fact far more graver than in July, 2020, when the above mentioned Government Order had been issued.” This is no deja vu – what we are witnessing today is explained by the experts to be the ‘second wave’ of the COVID19 pandemic”The new wave inexorably brings with it memories of the experience of the first one, last year”, the Court commented, taking the opportunity of reflecting on the surge in cases. The Bench also drew parallels with the situation last year where similar prayers for a relaxation in treatment costs were made.Remarking that the Covid-19 situation was far graver this year than it was the last time around, the Court noted, “When we confront the new wave of the pandemic, the impact is as grave, if not more. We read a remark of a hapless patient somewhere that ‘it is easier to survive the shock of the disease than what is inflicted by the hospital bills'”, the Court observes in its order. The Court also said , “When the pandemic first hit us, a sense of anamorphic confusion and brooding uncertainty befell us. Ordinary and hard working citizens were torn between the social and emotional fallout of distancing protocols and lock downs, on one hand and by the excruciating load of medical treatment costs on the other; which spurred several States to bring out notifications/orders capping and regulating such, last year.” Directing that the matter be called on May 4, the matter was adjourned. CASE: Adv Sabu Thomas v. State of Kerala Click here to download the orderTagsCOVID -19 Covid Care Justice MR Anitha Justice Devan Ramachandran #Kerala High Court Kerala High Court Next Storylast_img read more

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584 new Covid cases, 26 in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 584 new Covid cases, 26 in Donegal By News Highland – March 26, 2021 Facebook Sligo<5279.352 Twitter Kildare4435227505 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme CountyToday's cases (to midnight 25Mar2021)5 day moving average (to midnight 25Mar2021)14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (12Mar2021 to 25Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days (12Mar2021 to 25Mar2021) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ireland584552158.17530 Kilkenny5446.446 Longford74185.976 Clare5458.169 Roscommon105154.9100 Louth1919152.1196 Waterford138137.7160 WhatsApp Westmeath2914174.6155 Donegal2637262.6418 Mayo10758.276 Monaghan<5139.124 Facebook Galway2420130.6337 Laois1511129.9110 Google+ Offaly3330451.5352center_img Twitter Wicklow<5780114 Meath3131217.4424 7-day incidence 855-day moving average 552 Limerick231486.7169 Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Dublin222234236.93192 Cork161642.2229 584 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 20 additional Covid related deaths reported.There were 26 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 262.6 cases per 100,000 people, substantially higher than the national figure of 158.1. The Donegal figure is 31 down on yesterday, but the county still has the second highest incidence rate in the country behind Offaly.For the third day in a row, no new Covid related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, with 181 new cases confirmed this afternoon.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 20 additional deaths related to COVID-19.Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March, 3 in February and 6 in January.The median ages of those who died was 73 years respectively. The age range was 57-91 years.There has been a total of 4,651 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Thursday 25th March, the HPSC has been notified of 584 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 233,327 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.*Of the cases notified today:297 are men / 286 are women72% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 34 years old222 in Dublin, 44 in Kildare, 33 in Offaly, 31 in Meath, 29 in Westmeath and the remaining 225 cases are spread across 19 other counties**.As of 8am today, 317 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 23rd 2021, 709,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:515,800 people have received their first dose193,548 people have received their second doseThe COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 233,327 confirmed cases reflects this.**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 25 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Kerry0239.959 Wexford2114146.3219 Tipperary1520173276 Carlow<5312370 ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Pinterest Leitrim0249.916 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Cavan107112.986 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article4% of all Covid-19 fines were issued in DonegalNext articleSuper Harps win at Dundalk News Highland last_img read more

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Florida sees 2 consecutive days of 2,000-plus new COVID-19 cases as more beaches reopen

first_imgiStockBy: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(MIAMI) — Florida reported record levels of new COVID-19 cases this weekend as more beaches reopened in the Sunshine State.On Sunday, the Florida Department of Health reported its second consecutive day of more than 2,000 new daily cases, with 2,016. On Saturday, it reported a daily record of 2,581.The records come as the state continued its phased reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the state is now in Phase 2 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan, which allowed bars, movie theaters and tattoo parlors to reopen on June 5 with restrictions.Counties have been reopening beaches since mid-April, with high-profile South Florida sands closed by state order slower to reopen. On Wednesday, beaches in Miami-Dade County were allowed to reopen after closing in mid-March.Health protocols include groups no larger than 10, facial coverings ready to use at all times and no group activities, like volleyball or frisbee. Ambassadors are stationed at county beaches to remind visitors of the rules, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV. Beachgoers who violate the rules can be required to leave, the county said.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who notably has personally recovered from COVID-19, told Good Morning America he was concerned about the recent numbers.“We continue to see data that’s indicating that cases are going up,” he said on Saturday. “That still doesn’t incorporate Memorial Day weekend, and that still doesn’t incorporate the protests, which we know have congregated thousands of people in our city, many of which are not wearing masks.”Suarez said he wouldn’t discount pausing the city’s reopening based on the data.“We have been data-driven from the first day, and we’re going to continue to be data-driven,” he said. “The data is concerning. And we may have to make some decisions after this weekend as the data comes in.”DeSantis told WPLG-TV on Friday that he attributed the state’s rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.In August, the state plans to host the Republican National Convention. The GOP gathering was moved to Jacksonville after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper could not guarantee coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time for a full-scale convention in Charlotte.As of Sunday, the Florida health department has reported 75,568 cases of COVID-19 and 2,931 deaths.On Thursday, a former Florida Department of Health data scientist launched a rival COVID-19 dashboard, which shows a higher number of total cases and deaths in the state and breaks reopening criteria down by county. Creator Rebekah Jones told the Washington Post she wanted to “build an application that delivered data and helped people get tested and helped them get resources that they need from their community.”ABC News’ Scott Withers contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Fine structure of a terrestrial cyanobacterial mat from Antarctica

first_imgThe fine structure of a cyanobacterial mat collected from the fellfield ecosystems of Signy Island, Antarctica, was examined using some novel light and scanning electron microscope techniques. The mat was up to 5 mm thick and was distinctly layered. The surface of the mat consisted of nonliving material above a zone of Phormidium autumnale (Ag.) Gom. filaments. We suggest that the surface layer protects the cyanobacterium from the effects of desiccation or high irradiance. Lower layers were less structured than the upper layer and included other taxa of cynobacteria and eukaryotic algae, although still dominated by Phormidium. The lowest layers consisted of dead organic material. The mat bound large amounts of inorganic material within and between the subsurface layers.last_img

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NCAA delays date for NBA draft entrants to return to school

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is pushing back its deadline for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school.But it will wait to determine a new date. The deadline was originally June 3. That would’ve come 10 days after the completion of the NBA scouting combine. But the NBA announced earlier this month that it was postponing the draft lottery and combine scheduled for Chicago this month.NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said in a statement that the NCAA won’t set a new date until the NBA has determined its timeline for the predraft process. Associated Press May 14, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local NCAA delays date for NBA draft entrants to return to school Written by Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/NBA/NBA Draft/NCAAlast_img read more

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