BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2019 interim results for the half year.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

WATCH: Was This The Moment That Assured Wales’ Victory Over Wallabies?

first_img Michael Cheika: “I don’t know the rules anymore” 2019 Rugby World Cup: Australia 25-29 Wales WATCH: Was This The Moment That Assured Wales’ Victory Over Wallabies?In every single close contest at the Rugby World Cup, there are special moments that have a huge say on the outcome of the match. A knock-on here, a crucial turnover there and the result can switch like the flip of a coin.The Group D contest between Wales and Australia was just like that throughout, as each side looked to build on momentum and get the crucial four points. Wales got out of the starting blocks quickly as they surged into a 10-0 lead.Adam Ashley Cooper dotted down for the Wallabies before Gareth Davies intercepted to score and give the Welsh a 23-8 half-time lead.After the break the Australians came roaring back as Dane Haylett-Petty and Michael Hooper scored tries and a Matt Toomua penalty put the score at 26-25. Rhys Patchell pinned the Australians back with a penalty of his own but in the 76th minute the Australia earned a penalty in their own half. The Samu Kerevi-Rhys Patchell incident is the latest… Tomos Williams pulled off an incredible piece of skill which stopped Australian momentum. Collapse Incredible Skill: Tomos Williams keeps the ball in play to stop Australian momentum (Credit: ITV) Five of the Best Wales v Australia Matches Five of the Best Wales v Australia Matches With the clock dwindling, the Wallabies had all the momentum and Toomua looked to have performed a huge kick into Welsh territory. Tomos Williams had other ideas though as he acrobatically, and perhaps unbelievably, managed to keep the ball in play so the Welsh could clear their lines.It was a moment that arrested the Australians somewhat as they could not believe it and it arguably assured the Welsh victory in a match that cannot be understated in its importance. Wales went to top of the group as a result and their their character was severely tested.center_img Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Wales hold on for a narrow victory against… Michael Cheika: “I don’t know the rules anymore” Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup: Australia 25-29 Wales Expand Jacob Whitehead has looked through the history books… Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Cancer Research appoints Celerity to develop data integrity programme

first_img Data management specialist Celerity has been appointed by Cancer Research UK to develop a bespoke data integrity solution for its supporter database to help the charity keep its supporter data in optimum condition.Celerity’s work aims to increase campaign response rates whilst reducing campaign spend. Its data hygiene project with Cancer Research UK will include cleaning and verifying existing data incorporating suppression file analysis.Andrew Lynn, Database Administration Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “Our aim is to increase our focus on the quality of the donor information we hold, utilising strategic analysis to enable us to communicate more effectively with our valued supporters. Celerity has presented us with a solution that enables us to maximise the value of our data quickly and efficiently.” Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Cancer Research appoints Celerity to develop data integrity programme AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 June 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Historic agreement in Colombia: ‘Let this be the last day of the war’

first_imgPeople celebrate the agreement between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and Colombia’s government, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 23, 2016.After nearly four years of talks, on Thursday, June 23, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government signed an agreement in Havana regarding the details of a Definitive and Bilateral Cessation of Hostilities, Laying Down of Weapons and Guarantees of Security. It is expected that, in a few months, the final agreement on the six basis points discussed at the conversation table will be consolidated and signed by both parties. Following is the FARC statement on the progress made.Thursday’s ceremony gave much hope to masses of people who, since the 1940s, have lived through abject violence produced by a state policy aimed to repress the excluded masses’ desire for freedom and justice. This bleeding Colombia is now entering a very complex stage, where popular forces, revolutionaries, paramilitaries and rightist forces coexist, along with the Colombian state and the representatives of transnational interests with their military capabilities, particularly the U.S. (which has seven military bases in that country), the European Union and Israel.The international importance of this agreement was reflected in the participation of heads of government of nearly a dozen countries, including President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and Raul Castro of Cuba (host of the negotiations) and representatives of the United Nations, the European Union and the Latin American regional organizations CELAC [Community of Latin American and Caribbean States] and CEPAL [United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean].Below are excerpts from the statement of the Secretariat of the FARC-EP on the agreement:‘Let this be the last day of the war’In 1964, in the midst of the heat of an unequal armed struggle, the assembly of the guerrillas of Marquetalia produced its agrarian program, in whose introduction is the following statement to which we refer today: We are revolutionaries who fight for a change of the regime. But we wanted and fought for this change using the least painful way for our people: the peaceful and mass democratic struggle. That road was violently closed to us with the official fascist pretext that they were combating so-called Independent Republics, and since we are revolutionaries who one way or another will play our historical role, we had to find another way: the path of armed revolution to struggle for state power.Today, 52 years later, the members of the FARC-EP are concluding with the government of Juan Manuel Santos a bilateral and definitive agreement for a ceasefire and an end to hostilities, an accord with security guarantees and to combat paramilitary forces, and another on the laying down of weapons that leave us at the threshold of concretizing the Final Agreement in a relatively short time; this will allow us to finally return to legal political participation using peaceful and democratic means. …The 48 peasants from Marquetalia over decades grew to be thousands of women and men in arms who put the Colombian state in serious trouble, but who simultaneously never stopped talking about a peace agreement reached through civilized conversations. Several attempts to reach this agreement were painfully frustrated. But they continued trying again and again, and today we see the fruits of their persistence.Because if something is attested to by the presidents of the accompanying and guarantor countries present here today, along with all the high-level international individuals immersed in the peace process underway and who accompany us here, what is about to be sealed is not a capitulation of the insurgency, as some obtuse elements wished, but the product of a serious dialogue between two forces that clashed for over half a century, in which neither could defeat the other. …We are very close to signing the Final Agreement that will end the conflict and begin building a stable and lasting peace. From the beginning we argued that the signing of this agreement is the best chance our country will have to build the road toward social justice and progress, on the basis that the gates of true democracy will be opened, so that opposition social and political movements can enjoy full guarantees. …There are agreements reached on this matter, and some remaining questions are close to being defined. And also concerning Comprehensive Rural Reform and crops used for illicit purposes. …It will not be all rosy, and certainly there will have to be struggle so that what is signed is complied with. …The Final Agreement will be the key to turn the lock, but it will require constant organization and mobilization of the people to guarantee compliance. …The agreement on security guarantees and to combat paramilitarism must be a reality in deeds; otherwise it runs the risk of turning the final result of the process into a historical failure. It is very painful and cannot be tolerated any longer that at this point such elements continue murdering with full freedom. …There has also been an agreement reached regarding Laying Down Arms. … Of course, we in the FARC will be politically active, that is our reason for existing, but using legal and peaceful means, with the same rights and guarantees of the other parties.The Colombian government will have to enforce the agreement that no Colombian will be prosecuted because of their ideas or political practices. That the perverse practice of including in the order of battle of the armed forces the names of the leaders of social movements and of the political opposition will have to permanently disappear from the homeland. That once the final agreement is signed, the military war apparatus and its antiquated security doctrine will disappear. …We need that an effective and definite reconciliation materializes in our country. No more violence and the craving for violence. This requires a patient and intense effort of outreach, education and awareness of what was agreed on in Havana, so that the people of Colombia are clear about its valuable and positive content. And so they know what they can and should claim from the state. So that they unite and organize to achieve it. Only in that way we will build a New Colombia. …We know that nothing will be achieved easily or quickly. We understand that the main beneficiaries of our efforts will be future generations. Therefore we extend our hand to the youth. They are the ones to build the new country and therefore the ones called upon to defend peace and reconciliation, to promote a new type of political activity, for the consolidation of civility and a wider democracy.The FARC have always been optimists. Even in the most difficult moments we always believed that peace was possible. … We hope to conclude within a reasonable period another ceremony, the signing of the Final Agreement. Let this be the last day of the war.The full text in Spanish can be read in pazfarc-ep.org. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ETA suspended from list of press freedom predators

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more May 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ETA suspended from list of press freedom predators News June 2, 2021 Find out more SpainEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso SpainEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders has withdrawn the Basque separatist group ETA from the list of press freedom predators it issued on 3 May.This decision in no way means we are turning the page on ETA’s many acts of violence against journalists and news media. Its use of murders, threats and blackmail has unquestionably made it an enemy of the press. By dropping ETA from the list, we are simply taking note of the respite of the past few months and the unprecedented undertakings it has given to renounce all violence. And we wanted to encourage these expressions of goodwill.We may have acted too quickly and imprudently, especially if one accepts the views of many of our colleagues in the Spanish media. Therefore, although this list is anyway meant to be constantly modified and updated, we have resolved to look at this question again in the coming days. We hope the future will prove the pessimists are wrong.Fernando Castillo, President of Reporters Without Borders InternationalRobert Ménard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders Follow the news on Spainlast_img read more

St. Patty’s Fest to take place in Seminole

first_img Twitter Local NewsEntertainment Facebook Seminole St Patricks FestSeminole St. Patrick’s Fest has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Seminole City Park in Seminole.Activities include live entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, buck and barrel rides, train rides, game booths, a bull riding contest, a softball tournament, craft vendors, food vendors and more. St. Patty’s Fest to take place in Seminole Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleCHAREN: Undrained swamp by the Trump crewNext articleFive things you need to know today, March 8 admin By admin – March 8, 2018 Facebook Twitter Shamrock.jpg Pinterestlast_img read more

€9 million of rates owed to council in 2010 still not paid

first_img Twitter €9 million of rates owed to council in 2010 still not paid 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Previous articleStudent’s drink “spiked with Ketamine”Next articleLetterkenny woman loses claim against dating agency News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – March 29, 2011 Twitter Google+ Figures released from Donegal County Council show that of the total amount of commercial rates due to the council last year, almost a third went unpaid.Just over 16 million euro was collected by the council in 2010, however arrears carried forward to this year total close on 9 million euro.The figures show that 6 million euro in arrears was carried over from 2009, rate demands issued for last year total just over 22 million euro.Of the total, 2.5 million euro has been written off as unrecoverable, in most cases this was because properties, all though obliged to be charges rates, were either vacant or unoccupied.8.9 million euro in commercial rates due in 2010 were carried over to this year.Head of Finance with the council, Garry Martin said that the council understand the financial constraints on business and the impact that has on their ability to pay in a timely fashion.He says the council is working proactively and positively with businesses stating many customers have entered in to payment plans in order to manage their liabilities over an extended period. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Vizag Gas Leak: AP HC Permits South Korean Employees Of LG Polymers’ Parent Company To Leave India

first_imgNews UpdatesVizag Gas Leak: AP HC Permits South Korean Employees Of LG Polymers’ Parent Company To Leave India LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jun 2020 4:06 AMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday permitted seven South Korean employees of LG Chem Ltd., parent company of LG Polymers India Ltd – which was the source of leak of styrene gas near Vishakhapatnam – to leave India. The permission was granted by the same bench which is hearing the suo moto case registered against LG Polymers, while stating that the South Korean employees do not…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 Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday permitted seven South Korean employees of LG Chem Ltd., parent company of LG Polymers India Ltd – which was the source of leak of styrene gas near Vishakhapatnam – to leave India. The permission was granted by the same bench which is hearing the suo moto case registered against LG Polymers, while stating that the South Korean employees do not have any liability vis-à-vis the untoward incident. A bench comprising Chief Justice JK Maheshwari and Justice Lalitha Kanneganti said, “Petitioners came to India as a part of the Expert Team being employees of the parent company, primarily they may not have any liability of the incident, more so, when they are not the employees of the LGPI and are the employees of the parent Company — LGC and came to India from South Korea to assist or to find out the cause for the incident. In such a situation, we deem it appropriate to direct the authorities to permit the petitioners to travel from India to South Korea.” As stated above, the Petitioners were employees of LG Chem Ltd. They claimed that they had nothing to do with the affairs of LGPI, Visakhapatnam and they had visited India as a part of the “Expert Panel” to supplement and assist the efforts being undertaken by LGPI in assessing the situation and extending care for those affected by the incident of Styrene gas leakage. “The petitioners are employees of LGC and they are neither employees nor Directors of LGPI. Moreover, they are not involved in the day-to-day operations of LGPI’s plant at Visakhapatnam,” Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi submitted on their behalf. They had approached the High Court against an order passed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, restraining them from leaving the country, for the purposes of investigation. The authorities had contended that the Petitioners were experts and were equipped with reasons for the leakage, and as such were required for investigation. The court however observed that the Petitioners did not appear to have any liability of the incident, more so when they are not the employees of the LGPI but of the parent Company, LGC. In view thereof the court permitted them to travel to their native country subject to furnishing of an affidavit, undertaking to furnish all relevant information as and when required from them, and to appear before the court, if called upon. The bench directed: “The petitioners shall file individual affidavits indicating their permanent residential address and of the Company along with their e-mail address, telephone number and mobile number, before the Registrar (Judicial) within three days from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.In the said affidavit, it be specified that as and when any response is sought for during investigation/enquiry by the authorities, the same will be furnished within two weeks from the date of receipt of such requisition, along with all relevant details as they possess.In the affidavit, the petitioners shall also specify that if their presence is required by the Court, they shall remain present as and when directed. But, for the purpose of investigation/enquiry, if the presence of the petitioners is felt essential by the authorities, they are at liberty to apply to the Court and in compliance to the directions of the Court, the petitioners shall tender their presence in the investigation/enquiry.” The seven Petitioners, who have been granted relief by way of two separate orders include Expert Advisor (Judicial Affairs); Professional (Judicial Affairs); Vice President (Public Relation); Professional (Human Resources & Employee Relations); Professional (Planning Administration); Professional (Production Technology); and Expert Advisor (Safety & Environment). On a related note, the High Court had, vide order dated May 22, ordered the State Government to seize the company premises of the LG Polymers chemical plant. The court had also restrained the Directors of the Company from leaving the country without the leave of the court. Also Read: [Vizag Gas Leak] SC Asks Andhra Pradesh HC To Expedite Pleas By LG For Access To Plant, Restrains Disbursal Of 50 Crore Deposit For 10 Days The Petitioners were represented by Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi with Advocate D. Narendar Naik and the Respondents by ASG N Harinath. Click Here To Download Order Click Here To Download Order Next Storylast_img read more

New system for fining speeding motorists presented to Cabinet today

first_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ New system for fining speeding motorists presented to Cabinet today WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A new system for fining motorists caught speeding will be presented to Cabinet today.It would see people charged a higher amount the more they’re over the limit.So someone caught 10 kilometres an hour over will get 2 penalty points and an 80 euro fine.But a driver 30 kilometres over would get 6 points on their licence and a 200 euro fine.According to the Irish Times, Transport Minister Shane Ross will also propose an 80 euro fine and automatic penalty points for any driver who doesn’t have their licence to hand if they’re pulled over by Gardai. Previous articleMLA hits out at major cake bill by civil servantsNext articleTwo men arrested following Newtowncunningham break in News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 11, 2018 last_img read more

Texas man killed in mountain lion attack, authorities say

first_imgEvgeny555/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 28-year-old Texas man has died after he was attacked by a mountain lion, according to authorities.Deputies from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office began searching for Lipan resident Christopher Allen Whiteley on Thursday after he was last seen the day before in the early morning hours, authorities said.The investigators found Whiteley in a wooded area nearby and found Whiteley’s dead body, according to the sheriff’s office.The preliminary results from an autopsy on Whiteley’s body determined that he died from a wild animal attack, by possibly a mountain lion.The sheriff’s office has enlisted the help of a trapper from the U.S. Department of Agriculture who specializes in tracking and removing mountain lions to assist in the search for the animal.Residents are urged to be mindful of their surroundings and to keep young children and animals inside at night.Hood County Sheriff Roger Deed advised residents to not interfere with the process of locating the animal.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more