HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Fidel Castro dies at 90

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cuban dictator ruled for 47 yearsFrom USA TodayFidel Castro, the Cuban dictator who helped bring the world to the brink of nuclear war, tormented 10 American presidents and exerted almost total control over the last remaining communist government in the Western Hemisphere, died. He was 90.His death was reported by the Associated Press, citing state media in Cuba.For 47 years, Castro maintained his grip over the island nation by forging close bonds with the Soviet Union, Venezuela and China, inspiring a wave of anti-American leaders throughout Latin America along the way.His undoing began with surgery in 2006 that forced him to cede power to his brother, Raul Castro, and forever changed the image of the man. Gone was the romantic vision of the bearded, cigar-smoking guerilla leading his group of rebels through the mountains of Cuba, replaced by occasional pictures and videos of a frail, old man recovering in bath robes and track suits.The prolonged physical collapse gave hope to Washington and to more than a million Cuban-Americans who have fled his regime over the decades that a political change would soon follow. But his illness proved to be a blessing to those closest to him, easing the transition to a new leader and ensuring that they remained in power.And true to his character, it did little to change his view of his own place in history.“His personality was such that he always saw himself as the man on the horse, the only guy who could possibly do what he has done,” said Dennis Hays, a former chief Cuba analyst at the State Department.“In his mind, he was the only one who could hold back the tides of time and human nature as he has.”Castro’s rise to international prominence was a meteoric one. In the span of seven years, he went from solitary confinement in a Cuban prison to dictator of a country that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.Once the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba’s status as a security threat to the United States diminished greatly and Castro was left to hold together a system no longer benefiting from Soviet aid.While universal health care and education remained the pillars of his revolution, crumbling infrastructure, a stagnant economy and widespread poverty became prevalent in Cuba, forcing the country to rely on outside help — including the United States — to simply feed its people.Yet his influence on America continued, as waves of Cubans took to the seas in makeshift boats and rafts to flee his grip, a flight that continues today. That group — concentrated mostly in South Florida — has steered U.S. policy toward Cuba and helped preserve the now 48-year-oldDOB:2-7-1962 economic embargo on the island, and has become a deciding factor in local, state and national politics.His influence over his own country is visible everywhere, from the billboards bearing his image to the crumbling buildings to the pre-embargo American-made cars that are still chugging along.Ever since Castro officially stepped down on Feb. 19, 2008, and his brother was named president, he watched as Raul Castro made several changes to Cuba, lifting prohibitions set in place by his brother, releasing dozens of political prisoners and taking small steps toward a more capitalist economy. While U.S. officials have dismissed the changes as cosmetic, Phil Peters of the Lexington Institute said Raul Castro’s rush to implement them speaks volumes about the Cuba that Fidel Castro left behind. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear November 26, 2016 at 6:44 am Please enter your name here Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Mama Mia 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCubaFidel Castro Previous articleTips for finding unique health and wellness giftsNext articleOn this day: Thanksgiving date resolved Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Cuba’s dictator dies off…..our dictator prepares to start to work……. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Australia too good for England at Twickenham

first_imgSunday Nov 8, 2009 Australia too good for England at Twickenham Australia overcame their first hurdle in an attempt to emulate the class of 84 as they beat England 18-9 at Twickenham on Saturday. The Wallabies put their poor Tri Nations season behind them as they came back from being 9-5 down at half time with a far better second half showing, with young scrumhalf Will Genia putting in a man of the match performance. It was an England side buoyed by the return of Jonny Wilkinson, but the Aussies absorbed the pressure then gradually took control of the match. Coach Robbie Deans was impressed with the patience shown by his side. I was happy with the way we kept out composure and wore them down,” he said. “The guys didn’t become frantic after the missed opportunities and that trust and patience paid off and that’s a habit we want to keep.” England have an unprecedented amount of injuries at the moment, with only four of Martin Johnsons team having taken to the field in the corresponding fixture last year. The form of returning world cup winners Lewis Moody, Steve Thompson, and flyhalf Wilkinson was a positive for the England coach. “It’s great to have them back,” said Johnson. “People have asked me all week what Jonny brings to the game and I’d say ‘just watch the game’ – he’s a world class player,” he said. Wilkinson landed a drop goal after three minutes as he signalled his return to the international game in style. He tackled as hard as ever, and at one stage it looked as though he was going to lift the England side to victory. Australia, with injury concerns of their own, had many opportunities and only needed to capitalise on two of them. Eight points from Matt Giteau and the first half try to Genia, along with a great second half try to Adam Ashley-Cooper, sealed the win.  Time: 08:38 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? 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Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242952/maison-e3-natalie-dionne Clipboard Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242952/maison-e3-natalie-dionne Clipboard Canada Maison E3 / Natalie DionneSave this projectSaveMaison E3 / Natalie Dionne CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada Save this picture!© Marc Cramer+ 31 Share Architects: Natalie Dionne Photographs Projects Photographs:  Marc CramerText description provided by the architects. The E3 House offers an interior environment that is almost monastic in its uncluttered serenity. The delineation of the volume through the multi-level concept accentuates the luxuriousness of light and space. This urban house is at once a living, creative, and gathering place designed for an inspiring family. Save this picture!© Marc CramerRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe E3 House is located in a bustling neighbourhood near the very popular Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. It was designed for a family with a deep attachment to the neighbourhood; the parents work in theatre, film, and television, and the children are young adults.Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe exterior geometry of the residence is a simple parallelepiped defined by two largely fenestrated walls on the east and west sides and party walls to the north and south. The orientation of the lot inspired the design of a multi-level house that enables natural light to penetrate. The floors are staggered on either side of the 12-metre-high central atrium that divides the house into two volumes, front and back; a staircase, topped with a skylight, links the different levels. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe large windows situated at both ends of the house and the central skylight allow the sun to reach deep into the interior to create ever-changing plays of natural light and shadow. Thus, the interior environment modulates according to the time of day and the season. Large wooden shutters slide in front of the windows in each room to filter the light at dawn and sunset. To ensure natural ventilation, the windows are facing each other and they all open, as do those in the skylight. The shutters also protect the house from summer heat. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe house is called E3 because it is organized around the cross section of the building. The cross-sectional drawing resembles a capital E linked to a backward E by the intersecting staircase. Each living space and room is on a separate level. The staircase links the six rooms in the house, leading ultimately to a mezzanine studio and a terrace with a view of iconic Mount Royal. On the other side, the skylight looks out on a green roof system, where a small field of lavender will be planted. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe bedrooms open onto the central space through wide pivoting or sliding doors, which expand the space, allow light to enter, and create a depth of perspectives. When the doors are closed, the space is withdrawn, allowing for isolation, privacy, and contemplation. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe volume is structured by integrated architectural elements and finishes that contribute a graphical and sculptural quality to the space. The central staircase, light and airy, and the impressive kitchen island both feature steel and walnut. Cabinets, wardrobes and storage spaces, made with maple-veneer plywood, are vertically arranged to create multi- functional, multi- level monoliths. Outside, marine-grade plywood stained to a dark espresso colour lines the walls and ceilings of large alcoves to mark both front and back entrances. The project’s program includes a code of materials with simple, repetitive colours: polished concrete, natural steel, wood and blue tiles. The interplay of these materials creates stunning graphical compositions that resemble abstract paintings.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Creators Project: Mass Studies VisitArticlesAD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part IXArticles Share Houses CopyAbout this officeNatalie DionneOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealHousesCanadaPublished on June 13, 2012Cite: “Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne” 13 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Tanzania: RSF decries law that will kill off Tanzania’s blogosphere

first_img TanzaniaAfrica Online freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest blow to free speech in Tanzania, a new law regulating online content under which bloggers now have to pay an exorbitant fee to register with the authorities. TanzaniaAfrica Online freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet Reports News to go further News April 12, 2018 Tanzania: RSF decries law that will kill off Tanzania’s blogosphere Help by sharing this information Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation center_img Approved by the national assembly seven months ago and signed into law by the Information minister on 13 March, the “Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2018” gives the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) control over all online content. Social media, online radio and TV stations, digital platforms and bloggers are all now required to register with the TCRA and buy a licence that must be renewed every three years. What with an annual tax and other expenses, it will now cost a blogger an average of 900 US dollars a year to keep a blog. “Where are bloggers and online platforms going to get the money to pay such high charges?” said Neville Meena of the Tanzania Editors Forum, who regards the law as a government attempt to “restrict access to information in Tanzania.”“Content that leads to public disorder” and “content that may threaten national security” are punishable under the new law by at least 12 months in prison and a fine of 2,300 US dollars. And online platforms are required to bar anyone from posting anonymously or without being registered. “This is going to kill bloggers in Tanzania,” said Mike Mushi, one of the cofounders of the Jamii Forums news platform. “Most will lose advertisers since they are not legally registered,” he told RSF.“If the authorities had wanted to destroy Tanzania’s blogosphere, they couldn’t have found a better way to do it,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Just creating an online platform now represents several months’ salary for a blogger. The government must amend this law, which will otherwise mean the end of online information.”Last month, three Tanzanian human rights NGOs filed a complaint with the East Africa Court of Justice about Tanzania’s 2016 Media Services Act on the grounds that it violates international conventions with free speech provisions ratified by the East African Community. Jamii Forums, East Africa’s leading website for anonymous citizen journalists and whistleblowers, has been subjected to intense judicial harassment in recent months and one of its co-founders, Maxence Melo, was arrested under Tanzania’s Cybercrimes Act in December.Tanzania is ranked 83rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic February 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Tanzania News Jamii Forums is East Africa’s leading website for anonymous citizen journalists and whistleblowers Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more November 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Disciple Fast Track’

first_img Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook ‘Disciple Fast Track’ By admin – February 17, 2018 Twitter First United Methodist ChurchFirst United Methodist Church Odessa, 415 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled “Disciple Fast Track,” a 24-week Genesis through Revelation whole Bible study, on Wednesdays through May 2.Morning sessions will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Parks Methodist Village Club House, 111 Parks Village Drive.Evening sessions will take place at 6:15 p.m. at the FUMC main building, room B-5.The cost is $12 for the book.To register or for information, call 432-337-1527. Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Illegal gambling far from a victimless crimeNext articleChildren’s ministry fundraiser admin Pinterest Pinterest Local Newslast_img read more

Funerals of road crash victims take place today

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The funerals of four men who died in a tragic crash in West Donegal on Sunday will take place today.John Harley from Falcarragh and Mícheál Roarty from Gaoth Dobhair, both aged 24, lost their lives along with, Sean Harkin from Falcarragh who was 22 and Daniel Scott from Gort an Choirce who was also in his 20s.They died after their car left the road in a single vehicle collision at Meenaclady near Magheroarty shortly before 9pm on Sunday night. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleRoad users urged to take extra care after overnight icy conditionsNext articlePotential disruption to services at LUH this morning News Highland Google+ Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 31, 2019 center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Funerals of road crash victims take place today Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Heavy rains throughout Midwest, Tropical Storm Karen develops in Atlantic

first_imgIStock/Noppharat05081977(FARGO, N.D.) — Over 9 inches of rain has hit parts of the Northeastern Plains as a cold front sweeps across the Central states. Storms will push east today and could possibly impact the Northeast by Monday evening.This frontal system was responsible for at least 9.5 inches of rain in northern Minnesota and 8.73 inches of rain in eastern North Dakota on Saturday.As a result of the intense heavy rain, flash flooding was reported in both the Fargo and Grand Forks areas.The system also brought 2 reported tornadoes to eastern Kansas on Saturday night as well as a 75 mph wind gust in Russell, KS.This morning there have already been reports of rainfall totals approaching 4″ in parts of Southern Nebraska due to heavy rain.A long line of storms is visible on the radar stretching from the Mexican border to parts of the Upper Midwest.A cold front is tapping into moisture from a rapidly weakening Tropical Storm Elena along with tropical moisture from the Gulf.Flash flood Watches are in effect for parts of the region from southwest Texas to Wisconsin including Kansas City and Chicago.As the cold front moves east today it will likely fire up some strong storms and heavy rain through parts of Midwest from Missouri to Michigan, including around St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis.Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour could cause flash flooding in spots throughout the day. Later this evening and into early Monday storms will slide over into the Ohio Valley and the interior northeast but will likely lose some moisture and coverage with the loss of daytime heating.Then on Monday night into early Tuesday, it appears the cold front will tap into just enough heat and moisture to bring a round of storms to the northeast U.S.While the chances of severe thunderstorms remains isolated, gusty winds and locally heavy downpours appear likely in the major metro areas Monday night and early Tuesday.Locally over 4 inches of rain will fall in parts of the Midwest through today from this system, especially in areas of Illinois and Indiana.Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Atlantic and could impact Puerto Rico on Tuesday as new Tropical Strom Warnings have been issued in the Caribbean.A new tropical Storm warning has been issued for portions of the Windward Islands, including Trindiad and Tobago. Karen currently has winds of 40 mph and is moving West Northwest at 9MPH.Karen is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, over the next few days.Although some overnight models are beginning to indicate that this tropical wave could become a system worth monitoring later this week, it remains too early to determine how this system will evolve in the long term.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow

first_imgSouth_agency/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin recorded more coronavirus infections, logging 1,865 COVID-19 cases Sunday on the heels of a five-day streak in which the state reported more than 2,000 cases each day, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.In addition to rising case counts, the state’s seven-day average for positive COVID-19 tests was above 9% on Friday, nearly double the rate that health experts recommend.A high positivity rate can be a sign that a state is only testing its sickest patients and failing to cast a net wide enough to accurately capture community transmission, according to Johns Hopkins University.The World Health Organization recommends that governments get their positivity testing threshold below 5%.Following the spike in cases, Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, issued an emergency order and declared a public health emergency in the state on Sept. 22, including a statewide mask mandate. Republican members of Congress have since filed a lawsuit attempting to block Evers’ statewide mask mandate.“Wisconsin is in the midst of a pandemic that is growing at a near-exponential rate,” according to the governor’s office.The governor also pointed the finger at college students who have returned to campus in person this fall.“College and university students are driving the increase in cases, with the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in 18- to 24-year-olds,” according to the governor’s office.“I am concerned about the alarming trends of COVID-19 we’re seeing across our state,” Evers said at a press conference last week. “The longer it takes for everyone to take COVID-19 seriously, the longer this virus will linger.”Experts consider deaths from COVID-19 to be a lagging indictor of the outbreak’s severity, meaning that since deaths trail rising infections, positivity rates and hospitalizations, deaths typically reflect long-term trends, not in-the-moment severity.As of Sunday, 1,377 people in Wisconsin had died of the virus, according to the health department.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah State Assistant Equipment Manager Steve ‘Night Runner’ Wiley Dies At 67

first_img Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State assistant equipment manager and longtime supporter of Aggie athletics Steve Wiley has died. He was 67.“The Utah State Athletics Family is shocked and saddened at the passing of Steve Wiley,” said USU Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell. “He has been a positive fixture of Aggie Football & Aggie Athletics for many years. Steve’s legacy and influence will forever be etched in Aggie Athletics. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”Wiley drove Utah State’s football equipment all across the country for nearly 20 years, beginning with a trip to New Mexico State on Oct. 21, 1995. His last road trip driving the equipment was in 2013. Volunteering his own time and personal vehicles, Wiley drove approximately 150,000 miles on more than 100 road trips.Just last week, Wiley’s story was shared nation-wide by ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura:http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25529990/utah-state-night-runner-steve-wiley-made-last-rideAfter retiring as a machinist, Wiley spent the last six-plus years as Utah State Athletics’ assistant equipment manager.Born on Dec. 22, 1950, the Vietnam vet – he was a helicopter crew chief – was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for valor. For the past three seasons, Utah State’s football team has taken the field prior to every game with both a Utah and American flag. It was Wiley’s job to hand the American flag to the player that had the honor of carrying it for that game.Another game-day ritual Wiley enjoyed was handing the players and other staff members their post-game meal. Tags: Night Runner/Steve Wiley/Utah State Aggies Football December 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Assistant Equipment Manager Steve ‘Night Runner’ Wiley Dies At 67last_img read more