September 4

Wolseley plans Swiss tax move

first_img whatsapp Wolseley plans Swiss tax move Monday 27 September 2010 2:37 am Share whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Heating and plumbing company Wolseley said it was switching some of its tax obligations to Switzerland in a bid to slash its bill. Wolseley also reported revenues for the year to the end of July of £13.2bn, down from £14.4bn a year earlier.“Demand across our markets remains mixed and the economic outlook continues to be unclear,” said the group’s chief executive Ian Meakins.The group outlined a plan to change its corporate structure to create a new holding company which is UK-listed, incorporated in Jersey with its tax residence in Switzerland.Like for like revenue growth was four per cent in quarter four, according to the figures.Operating costs were reduced by £353m.Wolseley said is enjoyed strong cash generation from operating activities of £705m and said it intends to resume dividends at 2011 half-year results. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

August 24

GVC reshuffles senior management team

first_img Topics: Strategy Strategy Email Address GVC reshuffles senior management team GVC Holdings has announced a series of changes to its senior management team, with Tom Ritzema, Nick Batram and Paul Tymms all taking on new roles Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 21st January 2019 | By contenteditor GVC Holdings has announced a series of changes to its senior management team, with Tom Ritzema, Nick Batram and Paul Tymms all taking on new roles at the Ladbrokes operator. Ritzema, who has more than 18 years of experience in bookmaking and trading, moves into the position of group trading director. He replaces Jim Humberstone, who recently opted to leave GVC. Ritzema joined GVC, the parent company of Ladbrokes Coral Group, as head of trading in April 2013 upon its acquisition of Sportingbet. He went on to serve as Humberstone’s deputy and was most recently sports trading director. Batram becomes group director of corporate strategy and development, where, reporting directly to CEO Kenneth Alexander, he will focus on both M&A activity and the group’s broader strategic direction. Batram has served as director of investor relations and external communications at GVC since 2016, and boasts over 30 years of expertise working in City-related finance. Meanwhile, Tymms takes on Batram’s previous role, where he will report directly to Rob Wood, who is to become chief financial officer in March. Tymms has been with GVC since its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral, where he had been serving as director of investor relations. He held the same role at Coral prior to its merger with Ladbrokes in 2016. CEO Alexander said: “Nick and Paul are both highly talented and experienced professionals who will help to guide our strategic development as we move forwards. “In his role as Jim’s deputy, Tom has been integral to the success of the group’s trading operations, which has been a key driver of our performance.” Alexander also paid tribute to the outgoing Humberstone, who leaves GVC after a nine-year spell with the company. “I’d like to put on record my thanks to Jim who has been fundamental to our journey from a small AIM listed operator, to our position today, as the world’s largest online-led sports betting and gaming business,” Alexander said. Confirmation of the new appointments comes after GVC last week revealed that it outperformed expectations in 2018. Total online net gaming revenue for the year was up 19%, or 21% on a constant currency basis. The operator expects underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to come in between £750m (€849m/$964.5m) and £755m when it publishes its preliminary full-year results on March 5. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

July 12

Bank of Kigali(BK) ( 2013 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2013 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

June 16

Fame Academy bursary awards closing date extended to 16 May

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fame Academy bursary awards closing date extended to 16 May Money from the public’s telephone voting during the Fame Academy TV series has funded the Fame Academy Bursary, which give away educational bursaries and instrument and equipment awards.The 2005 Instrument and Equipment Awards, for applicants aged 11-15, are now open and the application form is online at the BBC’s website. The closing date for receiving applications has been extended to Monday16 May 2005.In the past two years, the Fame Academy Bursary has made over 300 instrument andequipment awards worth up to £1200 each for applicants aged 11-15. The awards have been used to buy instruments like guitars and saxophones and equipment like PA systems and home recording studios. Advertisement The Fame Academy Education Bursary funds students to the tune of £37,500 forthree years while they pursue careers in music. There were five winners in 2003.This scheme will run again in summer 2005. Howard Lake | 20 April 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

June 14

Growth Energy Thanks America’s Farmers on National Agriculture Day

first_img“American consumers pay less per capita than any other country for food. Our grocery stores are well stocked and American agriculture is the envy of the world. Agriculture creates economic security for our rural communities and has allowed hardworking Americans to secure a place in the middle class. As we celebrate National Ag Day, Americans nationwide should be proud to acknowledge the many contributions agriculture has made to society and the leading role farming communities will continue to play in our country’s economy.” Previous articleIndiana Crop Value Falls in 2014Next articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt Growth Energy Thanks America’s Farmers on National Agriculture Day Facebook Twitter In recognition of National Ag Day, a day to celebrate the abundance of food, feed and fuel that American farmers provide to the world, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement: “American farmers are to be admired. They are stewards of the land who ensure sustainability for future generations. They are innovative, dedicated and produce an abundance of food and fuel for our nation and the world. Efficient and hardworking, American farmers are the backbone of our nation. They help to bolster rural economies while growing our nation’s economy, providing economic security for all. It takes a lot to get food from the farm to the table and we all have America’s farmers and ranchers to thank for it. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 18, 2015 Home Energy Growth Energy Thanks America’s Farmers on National Agriculture Day “Additionally, American agriculture is at the forefront of biofuel development. Farmers are helping produce homegrown, sustainable biofuels that are reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, creating jobs that cannot be outsourced and improving our environment, all while providing consumers with a choice and savings at the pump.last_img read more

June 14

Indiana 4-H: Changing Lives and Communities

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter For the past 15 years, Hoosier Ag Today has sponsored a communications scholarship through the Indiana 4-H Foundation. This year’s recipient has an amazing story of how 4-H changed her life.Hannah Beck grew up as a city girl until her family moved to rural Bartholomew County where she got involved in 4-H and the local poultry club.“The people who lived in this house before us had chickens and they left them,” she said. “Not knowing what to do, we called 4-H. That got us involved in the poultry club. It trickled down to all of us and now we have all kinds of animals.”She added that the family has now purchased some farm ground and plans to start a dairy goat business.One of 9 children in her family, Beck found that 4-H gave her the confidence to become a totally different kind of person.“I got involved in the Speak Up club and learned to do public speaking.”She said at first she was terrified to talk but now loves to communicate.“I have been in a speech and debate club for 5 years and have won some awards.”She added that 4-H has changed the direction of her life.“It has changed my vocation. I want to become a nurse and never would have been able to do that without the confidence and experiences that 4-H gave me. The people in 4-H are amazing; they really care about you.”4-H has also given Beck the opportunity to become a resource in her community, participating in health and wellness education programs for both youth and adults. She hopes to begin her nursing training at Purdue or USI in 2021. She said getting this scholarship will make her future education possible.Hoosier Ag Today is a strong supporter of the Indiana 4-H program. “Many members of our staff are 4-H alumni or 4-H volunteers.  We have seen the impact this program has on the lives of young people and the communities they live in, “ said Gary Truitt, President of Hoosier Ag Today. Previous articleDeere Sales Down 9%, Net Income Down 15%Next articleMarket Provides Some Relief but Farmer Angst Continues on the HAT Monday Podcast Gary Truitt Indiana 4-H: Changing Lives and Communities SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 29, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana 4-H: Changing Lives and Communities Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

June 12

Controversial security law provisions ruled unconstitutional

first_img Organisation Reports Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes this week’s Kenyan high court decision declaring eight sections of the controversial Security Laws Amendment Act (SLAA) to be unconstitutional. Two of the sections contain provisions restricting free speech and media freedom.“We hail this Kenyan high court ruling, which is an encouraging signal for the rule of law and the protection of the Kenyan people’s fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “However, we still have reservations about some of the law’s other draconian provisions. The Kenyan people’s security should not be protected at the expense of civil rights.”As soon as the amendment was adopted and signed into law last December, an opposition coalition associated with the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights filed a petition before the high court challenging many of its provisions on the ground that they violate free speech, media freedom and other civil liberties.In its ruling, issued on 23 February, the court struck down Section 12 of the law for “violating the freedom of expression and the media guaranteed under Articles 33 and 34 of the Constitution.”This section penalized media coverage “likely to cause public alarm, incitement to violence, or disturb public peace” or that “undermines investigations or security operations by the National Police Service or the Kenya Defence Forces.” The maximum sentence for violators was three years in prison, a fine of 5 million shillings (55,000 dollars) or both.Section 48, imposing refugee quotas (and thereby threatening the status of refugee journalists in Kenya, above all those from Ethiopia and Somalia) was also struck down on the grounds that it violated the right of asylum enshrined in 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, to which Kenya is a party.The government has said that it intends to appeal against the high court ruling and that, pending the outcome of that appeal, all of the law’s disputed sections remain in effect.************************************************************************Reporters Without Borders is worried about a controversial security bill that President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law on 19 December.Its adoption ended a week of stormy debates overshadowed by an increase in terrorist attacks in Kenya by Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militia based in neighbouring Somalia. Some of the law’s provisions dangerously limit freedom of information and could have a grave impact on journalists’ ability to work in Kenya.“We condemn the draconian provisions in this law that are liable to result in drastic censorship of the Kenyan media, Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. It is vital that journalists should be able to work freely and that the Kenyan people have the right to complete news coverage.”The law says freedom of expression and freedom of the media “shall be limited (…) for the purposes of limiting the publication or distribution of material likely to cause public alarm, incitement to violence or disturb public peace.” It provides for heavy penalties for anyone disseminating “any information (…) relating to terrorism,” without qualifying this in any way. It says covering terrorism or publishing images of victims, “which are likely to cause fear and alarm”, without prior permission from the police is punishable by “a fine not exceeding five million shillings (55,600 dollars) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both.” The law also provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison for anyone convicted of encouraging or abetting terrorist acts in Kenya via social media. Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by the possibility that these provisions could be applied to journalists.This law continues the escalation in draconian media legislation that began in 2013, when laws were adopted creating a special government-appointed media court to rule on editorial content and, in certain circumstances, prevent journalists from working. The creation of this court took powers held until then by the Kenya Media Council, a journalists’ self-regulatory body.Ranked 90th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Kenya is nonetheless supposedly guaranteed freedom of the media, expression and information in a new constitution that was approved in a 2010 referendum. RSF_en KenyaAfrica News Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists KenyaAfrica center_img February 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Controversial security law provisions ruled unconstitutional The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 13, 2019 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News News Follow the news on Kenyalast_img read more

June 12

Palestinian journalists at the mercy of arbitrary Israeli justice

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more April 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalists at the mercy of arbitrary Israeli justice IsraelMiddle East – North Africa IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Israel RSF_en News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Related documents Palestinian journalists at the mercy of arbitrary Israeli justice – In ArabicPDF – 65.38 KB Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists to go further Organisation News News June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders deplores the verdict announced by Israeli military court sentencing the Palestinian journalist Suhaib Al-Assa to four months’ imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 shekels (about 600 euros).“We condemn the lack of transparency of Israeli justice which refuses to disclose the indictment and evidence in the case of Suhaib Al-Assa,” the press freedom organization said. “The right to a fair defence must be observed.”According to the Ma’an News Agency, Israeli troops raided the journalist’s home in the village of al-Ubeidiya, near Bethlehem, on 5 February and took him to Ashkelon prison. They seized his personal computer and cell phone. Al-Assa works for Radio Bethlehem 2000.Following Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April, Reporters Without Borders wishes to draw attention to the fate of Palestinian journalists who have been arrested and held in custody by the Israeli authorities. Disregarding the most basic rights, administrative detention – a legacy of the British mandate – is regularly used to detain Palestinian journalists arbitrarily. The measure, renewable every six months, allows the Israeli authorities to keep people in detention without charge.Some Palestinian activists and journalists have been in prison for severalyears without trial. More than 320 Palestinians, journalists among them, arecurrently held in administrative detention. Whenever media workers face trial,it is usually before a military court.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Israeli authorities to try Palestinian journalists before civilian courts, observing their right to a fair defence, and to release them unless there are valid grounds not to do so.Here is a non-exhaustive list of Palestinian journalists in detention: Walid Khaled, the editor of the Gaza-based newspaper Filisteen was arrested by Israeli troops in May last year near Salfit in the northwest of the West Bank. Currently held in administrative detention, he has been imprisoned previously and has a total of 16 years in Israeli jails. Raed Sharif, a journalist for a local radio station in Hebron in the south of the West Bank, was arrested last November. His trial has been continually postponed. He is held in Ofar Prison, Israel’s main detention facility. Nawaf Al-Amer, programme director for the satellite station Al-Quds, was arrested in June last year at his home southwest of Nablus, in the northern sector of the West Bank. His administrative detention was renewed in January this year. Amin Abd Al-Aziz Abu Warda, a reporter for the Palestinian News Network and the Emirati newspaper Al-Khaleej, was arrested last December in Nablus and placed in administrative detention.Amar Abd Al-Halim Abu Urfa, a reporter for Shehab News Agency was arrested in Hebron in August last year, since when he has been held in administrative detention. Hamza Slimane Barnat, a photographer, was sentenced last month to 18months’ imprisonment and fined 5,000 shekels (almost 1,000 euros) forhis work opposing Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank within theorganization Friends of Justice and Freedom. He previously served a nine-month prison sentence for his activism at the age of 17. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

June 4

Limerick TD wants absent parents to pay their share

first_img Previous articleProgress on Limerick hospital 96 bed extension planNext articlePlans to keep Shannon safe from Estuary floods Editor Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’DeaA NEW Bill that would require absent parents to contribute to their children’s upbringing, regardless of the type of social welfare payment the other parent is in receipt of, has been proposed by Limerick TD Willie O’Dea.Deputy O’Dea, who is Fianna Fáil spokesman on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, has published the amendment Bill to correct an anomaly that has been in existence since the Government changed the rules pertaining to maintenance responsibilities and the Lone Parent Family Allowance in 2012. Currently, a second parent only has to contribute as long at their partner is in receipt of Lone Parent’s allowance, which ends once a child is seven. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “My amendment would extend that to include many other welfare payments to ensure that the State does not lose out. I don’t understand the logic in allowing the Maintenance Recovery Division to operate until a child’s seventh birthday and to then stop because of a legislative anomaly,” he added. More political news here WhatsApp Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSabsent parentsanomalyEmployment Affairslimericklone parent family allowancemaintenance recovery divisionSocial ProtectionWillie O’Dea Print Advertisement NewsPoliticsLimerick TD wants absent parents to pay their shareBy Editor – December 31, 2017 1965 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

May 25

Search operation ends in Creggan

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Detectives were able to conduct a detailed forensic search and have seized a considerable amount of material for further examination. Twitter Homepage BannerNews District Commander Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones said: “The main priority for police is the safety of the local community however we strongly believe that sinister elements connected to violent dissident republicans manipulated local youths into attacking police and disrupting today’s search activity. It is also our understanding that they attempted to disrupt local services into the area but were unsuccessful despite some localised disorder.“The vast majority of the public welcome the action we are taking against those who are causing serious harm to the community and it is detestable that our young people are being used in this manner.“We are grateful for the support of our partners who continue to engage with young people we would once again ask that parents and guardians be mindful of where their children are and what they are doing.”   Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Search operation ends in Creggancenter_img WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – March 18, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article582 new Covid cases, 8 in DonegalNext articleIncreased Covid rates in three of Donegal’s seven LEAs News Highland A search operation in the Creggan area of Derry has ended this evening.The PSNI say detectives were able to conduct a detailed forensic search and have seized a considerable amount of material for further examination.********************PSNI Statement in full -A search operation in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry, conducted by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Terrorism Investigation Unit, with assistance from District Policing colleagues and Operational Support Department, has now concluded. Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more