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July 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

June 23, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Munster Player of the Season Keith EarlsFollowing the news that Keith Earls has been voted Munster’s Player of the Year, we felt it was fitting to share this Rugby World magazine ‘Club Hero’ article from earlier in the year that pays tribute to the Ireland wing…It’s ten years since Doug Howlett arrived at Munster and was given a heads-up about a new team-mate. “My New Zealand colleagues, Rua Tipoki and Lifeimi Mafi, were here at the time and told me, ‘Look out for this kid, Keith Earls. He’s got it.’ It didn’t take long to see that this guy was a talented individual.”As New Zealand’s record try-scorer and not long out of a 62-cap Test career, Howlett made an ideal mentor to his fellow winger, who was then 20 and a few months away from making his Ireland debut.“Earlsy was a fast learner, that was what first attracted me to him,” adds Howlett, who now manages Munster’s commercial arm. “He was like a sponge and took everything on. You can pass on knowledge but when people take it, digest it and make it their own, that’s a skill. And he has that.”Early days: Keith Earls during Munster’s 2008 Heineken Cup campaign (Getty Images)Things happened fast for Earls. He was on the bench when Munster won the 2008 Heineken Cup and scored with his first touch in Test rugby, against Canada that November. That match was played at Thomond Park, a fitting stage for a player whose surname was already revered in Limerick because of his father.Ger Earls was a carpet-layer and tough-as-nails openside who scored the winning try on Young Munster’s greatest day – their 1993 All-Ireland League triumph. Paul O’Connell overlapped with Ger at Young Munster and he admits in his book that it took a long time to get used to the fact he was in the same team as one of his heroes.Fifteen years after playing alongside Ger, O’Connell suffered an injury that ended his World Cup (and ultimately his career) and he found a certain solace in the fact that the roomie looking after him in camp – helping him to dress, fetching his food – was Keith.So the baton keeps passing on. From his first days at Thomond RFC’s U8s, Earls has now scored more World Cup tries (eight) than any other Irishman, the fourth most for his country (26) and the most for Ireland in a season (nine, in 2016-17).Pure delight: Keith Earls celebrates Ireland’s Grand Slam this year (Getty Images)If he richly deserves his reputation as a game-turner, he has also incurred more than his share of injuries, hence why a century of caps remains some way off for the now 30-year-old. At 85.91kg (Munster’s website is remarkably precise), Earls is a relative lightweight and arguably more vulnerable to the rigours of the pro game. Howlett, though, wouldn’t have it any other way.“What I love about Keith is that in a modern-day game of giants, where it’s all about size and how much you can lift, he makes a place for players of speed, skill, guile, and with a game sense.“He can sniff out opportunities at any instant. This guy is as powerful as anybody but he’s proved that you don’t have to be a giant to play our game.”“What I love about Keith is that in a modern-day game of giants, he makes a place for players of speed, skill and guile” Doug HowlettThe All Black recalls having to be on his guard in training. “He could make people look silly at the drop of a hat: in terms of beating you, sidestepping you, making you fall over trying to tackle him.“And I always remember a lovely touch at Independent Park. The ball was on the ground and he flicked it up in full flight, GAA style, and it popped into his hands and he scored. What a touch. He does that in training all the time; it’s great to see a guy play with that confidence.”Such belief instils confidence in others, helping the team to be more than the sum of its parts. And at the root of it all is a desire to perform for his province. Keith Earls has been named Munster Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season – we hail a decade of delicious trickery by the Ireland wing Red alert: Keith Earls on the attack for Munster against Racing 92 (Getty Images) “There’s meaning when Keith takes the field, a deep-rooted understanding of why he’s playing, what his history is, who he’s playing for. That makes him give 100% every time he takes the pitch. That’s what you get from him.”This article originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Munster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Melanie May | 4 April 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 £1million available for education & learning projects through Edge Grant Fund Tagged with: Funding higher education The Edge Foundation has launched the latest funding round of its £1million Edge Grant Fund.Awards of up to £100,000 are available through the Edge Foundation’s fund for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning. Projects must also support Edge’s plan for education and focus on technical and professional learning and skills shortages in the UK.They must also address in detail at least one of the funding themes:Improve the design and delivery of engaging and relevant Careers Education, Information, Advice and GuidanceSupport the development of Project Based Learning (PBL) and associated profound employer engagementSupport the development of a 14-19 curriculum which integrates both academic and technical/professional subjectsSupport the development of innovative approaches to higher education at levels 4, 5, and 6Ways to measure the performance of technical education.The Edge Foundation awarded 12 grants in 2017, to projects ranging from £100,000 to The Studio Liverpool for its Digital Entrepreneurship Network, to £80,000 to the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education to develop its Business Ambassadors Programme addressing the skills gap in construction in Lincolnshire.Jane Samuels, Edge’s Head of Projects and Partnerships, said:‘This is an opportunity for FE colleges and other educational and not-for-profit institutions to secure significant funding towards projects and initiatives which can deliver real impact in their area, equipping young people with skills for 21st century jobs and boosting local economies.’ Advertisementcenter_img The closing date for applications is midday on 3 May 2018.  107 total views,  3 views today  108 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

June 13, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgJack Wallace Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedin TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods + posts 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East TAGSball don’t lieblanketblanketcoveragecoverageexitexit interviewsNFL 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Previous articleNursing project aims to get people outsideNext articleBasketball player finds second family at TCU Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt printJack and Noah take a dive into these NFL teams’ 2019/20 regular seasons, postseasons, draft previews, and much more in the 2019/20 NFL Exit Interview series, continuing with the next two teams on the slate: the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons.last_img read more

May 31, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: New Studies Reaffirm Dramatic Increases in Home Values Next: Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans Up 1.7 Million in 2020 Confirmation hearings for incoming Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen began this past week. What might the new appointee mean for mortgage rates, which are now at an all-time low? Next Advisor, in partnership with Time.com, consulted with several economists in an attempt to answer that question.Next Advisor’s Jason Stauffer concluded that Yellen’s policies will probably boost the economy and push inflation upward, but he says none of the experts he spoke with are expecting major rises in mortgage rates in 2021.“Even if we see some inflation as we get out of the pandemic, as people start to spend more money, I think the Federal Reserve is going to be hesitant to raise interest rates,” Redfin’s Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather told Stauffer.The Next Advisor article points to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 million stimulus plan, which Yellen supported.“Without further action, we risk a longer, more painful recession now and longer-term scarring of the economy later,” Yellen said in a video statement related to Biden’s stimulus proposal.”The government spending, coupled with the high likelihood of more to come, should give a boost to the sagging economy, and could increase inflationary pressures,” Stauffer noted. “Bond market investors responded to the expectation of increased government spending, which is part of the reason Treasury yields recently jumped to 1% for the first time since March last year.Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist with the National Association of Realtors told Next Advisor that “Janet Yellen has always been more focused on trying to reduce unemployment, even if it means slightly higher inflation.”Factors that affect the 10-year Treasury bond yields are the same that impact 30-year mortgage rates. The two have historically moved “in tandem,” according to the piece.  However, the spread between the Treasury yields and mortgage rates was higher than usual throughout most of the pandemic.Still, according to Zillow’s Matthew Speakman, if bond yields increase, mortgage rates would also increase. “A spike is not inevitable,” he added. ”There’s still a lot of uncertainty in the economy regarding the factors that impact rates.”Fairweather adds that it is easy — when forecasting the trajectory of mortgage rates — to forget about the human element.“Expectations about rates matter,” she tells Stauffer. “If investors believe that rates will stay low, that can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Over the last 20 years, rates have been falling and it seems like not just in the U.S., but globally, we’re in a low-rate environment.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2021-01-22 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Janet Yellen’s Economic Policy May Impact the Industry The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb How Janet Yellen’s Economic Policy May Impact the Industry Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 22, 2021 956 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMarianVejcik/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(BOSTON) — Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to protest a new flu vaccine mandate for Massachusetts students, enacted as school districts prepare to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.At the demonstration in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, protesters — some of them children — held signs that read “Unavoidably unsafe,” “My child, my choice,” “Parents call the shots” and “I am not a threat.” “No forced shots” was written in chalk in front of the statehouse. Many demonstrators were not wearing masks or social distancing, according to photos and videos taken of the event.The protest follows an Aug. 19 announcement from state officials that influenza immunization will be required for all children ages 6 months or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, and K-12. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students under 30 and all full and part-time health science students attending school in the state must also get the vaccine.Several protesters said that the flu shot should be a choice — an argument frequently used against mask mandates, including in schools — due to the pandemic.“The flu vaccine should not be a mandate. It should be a choice,” Jessica Marchant told ABC Boston affiliate WCVB.Other protesters told the station they believe state officials are “taking advantage” of the fear caused by the virus.“I think parents are vulnerable right now. They need their kids to go to school and they backed us into a corner,” Taryn Proulx told WCVB-TV. “We feel like we have to just comply or rearrange our whole lives and homeschool our children.”The mandate comes as experts are bracing for what some have called a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and the flu. Children are more vulnerable to the seasonal flu than COVID-19, medical experts told ABC News. Those under 5 years old are at the highest risk of developing serious flu-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“It is more important now than ever to get a flu vaccine because flu symptoms are very similar to those of COVID-19 and preventing the flu will save lives and preserve health care resources,” Dr. Larry Madoff, medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, said in a statement announcing the flu requirement.Under the mandate, students must now receive the vaccine annually by Dec. 31. Medical or religious exemptions are allowed. Home-schooled or off-campus college students are also exempt. Elementary and secondary students who are remote are not exempt.A majority of school districts in the state, including Boston, plan to reopen in the coming weeks with hybrid learning, according to an analysis by WCVB.Massachusetts has some of the highest vaccination rates in the country. During the 2018-2019 flu season, 81% of children ages 6 months to 17 years and 53.5% of adults got the vaccine, according to the CDC.Massachusetts is the first state to mandate the flu vaccine for all children and joins a handful of states that already require it for child care and/or preschool enrollees, according to research by the Immunization Action Coalition.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEmployersare under pressure to introduce age discrimination policies in advance oflegislation to be introduced in 2006.Thewarning came at two separate events last week. Equal opportunities minister MargaretHodge told a CIPD meeting in London that companies must take the lead in thefight against age discrimination in the workplace.Meanwhileat the Eversheds Employers’ Convention in Brighton lawyer Martin Hopkinsstressed it was important for employers not to wait until the new law wasintroduced but to act immediately.Hesaid, “Age diversity is a critical issue and one which employers must act onnow. The population shift means that, by 2016, the largest segment of employeeswill be 45-64. We are advising employers not to wait until the introduction oflegislation in 2006 but to put in place appropriate working procedures andestablish best practice now.” Asurvey of 150 top HR professionals at the conference revealed that 11 per centconsidered their workforce as truly diverse but more than 90 per centidentified skills shortages as a problem for their business.Hopkinshighlighted Peugeot, Continental Tyres, Volvo Penta, Zanussi, B&Q andNationwide as employers which already had excellent policies to promote agediversity.Hodgewarned that new laws, which will accompany a European directive banning ageismat work, will be ineffective unless they are supported by business.Theminister blamed companies such as Ford, which favours voluntary early retirementas a way to downsize, for the lack of older people in the workforce.Shesaid, “Ford is one of the worst examples – when it says it hopes to lose 3,500people at its Dagenham plant, mainly through voluntary redundancy that isaccepted by society as being a legitimate way of reducing your workforce.” Feedbackfrom the professionPersonnelToday asked HR professionals at Eversheds’ Employers’ Convention whether theyalready had age diversity policies in place.LisaConnellen Employee relations adviser, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young– “As employers we have to take an active stance on this issue. We arecurrently looking at our recruitment, selection and training procedures. Olderpeople can work from home which matches our working patterns.”LibbyMinnihan HR Officer, Walker Food Snacks– “Is there an obligation for employers to introduce age diversitypolicies? No. Employers will do what they want. There is a recognition amongemployers that there is a shortage of skills and that if you want the businessto attract and retain that skill level you need to look at the widest poolpossible.” JohnDavidPersonnel director, Companies House– “There are enormous business benefits to employing older workers becauseof their experience, the complexity and change of pace of technology today –there is nothing to replace experience and experience balanced with theenthusiasm of younger workers is very beneficial to the workplace. We don’tspecifically recruit older workers.”CarolLowerHuman resources officer, Waveney District Council– “We take seriously the voluntary code of practice [on age] and itsmessage is cascaded throughout the organisation. We have an annual monitoringexercise of our workforce which looks at trends and issues and hopefully ourpolicies will have an effect by the time the legislation comes in.” DavidTugwellCompensation and Benefits Officer, British Alcan Rolled Products–  “Age diversity has beenhighlighted in our company as part of our flexible working practices. They haveacknowledged that the workforce is ageing and that they can’t get young peopleon board because they prefer working in the service industries. The company isleft with a fairly old workforce so they are concentrating on retaining thepeople that they’ve got by training them up and team working.”MarkFraserHR manager, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young– “We are not looking at our workforce from an age point of view. We wantpolicies in place which encourage experienced workers to stay with us. We havejust introduced a system which removes the date of birth from application formsto ensure that recruitment is free of age bias.” TinaCullHead of HR at drugs, alcohol and mental health charity Turning Point– “We would benefit from employing older workers as they are moreexperienced. We don’t have age diversity policies but we have equality policieswhich mean that we don’t discriminate on the basis of age. We do have a maximumretirement age which is something that we are looking at scrapping or extending.”ByRichard Staines Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Firms told to act now on age biasOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

May 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers have been forced to pay out nearly £5m in salary arrears to staffwho have received less than the National Minimum Wage since its introduction inApril 1999. New figures released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that theGovernment is improving its monitoring role, with more than £3m being recoveredby compliance officers in the year from April 2000 to April 2001 – an increaseof £1.8m on the previous year. The compliance teams completed more than 7,000 investigations as a result ofcomplaints made to a DTI helpline, compared to 6,000 the previous year. While the average arrears that employers fail to pay has in-creased by over£200 to £418 in 2000/01, the number of complaints against organisations fell. John Philpott, the CIPD’s chief economist, said, “The rise in salaryarrears reflects the fact that full employment has gone up, meaning moremarginal workers are drawn into the labour market, who may be working foremployers who deliberately under-pay them.” He believes that the decrease in complaints against employers suggests thatworkers on the fringe of the labour market are less aware of their rights andless likely to complain to the DTI. The CBI has called for tougher enforcement of the minimum wage, as it isgood for business. John Cridland, CBI deputy director-general, said, “Cowboy employers whodon’t pay the minimum wage are not doing anyone any favours. They undercut thevast majority of companies which are, of course, obeying the law.” Employment relations minister Alan Johnson said, “I’m delighted thatthe overall number of complaints is falling, but the Government will not reston its laurels. We are determined to root out bad bosses and eradicate pocketsof poverty pay.” www.dti.gov.ukBy Karen Higginbottom Employers forced to pay as wage monitoring improvesOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

May 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR professionals face difficulties in recruitmentOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Three-quarters of HR professionals are experiencing recruitment difficultiesdespite the economic downturn, according to a CIPD report. Recruitment and Retention 2002, launched today at the CIPD’s annualrecruitment conference, shows the two biggest reasons for the recruitmentproblems are a lack of experience and skills among candidates, both cited bymore than half of the 750 HR professionals polled. The findings mirror an IRS poll, published in Personnel Today last week,where three-quarters of the 300 HR professionals questioned said recruitment istheir main priority. To beat the problem, employers are looking to improve staff remunerationpackages, with six out of 10 increasing pay and benefits. Respondents saidimproving the company image and brand was also important, as is making jobs andworking conditions more attractive. Half of those surveyed said they also had retention problems. To combat retention problems, HR professionals had focused on increasingquality training and development, and 42 per cent offered more flexibleworking. Traditional recruitment methods are still heavily used by employers, with 87per cent using local newspapers. Duncan Brown, assistant director of CIPD said: “I was surprised at theextent of the problem. We know certain areas were bad but did not think it wasthis widespread.” www.cipd.co.uklast_img read more

May 9, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBryum argenteum, B. pseudotriquetrum and Ceratodon purpureus are the predominant mosses in Victoria Land, continental Antarctica. All have cosmopolitan distributions and are widespread throughout Antarctica with wide ecological amplitudes resulting in considerable morphological variation. They are well adapted to tolerate the physiological stresses imposed by the severe environment. This study investigates aspects of their growth, physiology and survival in response to habitat constraints, especially hydrology. Their distribution is controlled almost exclusively by moisture availability. Each species tends to predominate in a specific zone along hydrological gradients, with B. pseudotriquetrum on moist soil, C. purpureus on drier soil, and B. argenteum on unstable stream margins, fluvial deposits and the marginal capillary zone. Where conditions are optimal, each species can form a turf 6–10 cm thick. Nutrient status of the soil does not appear to be an important determinant in the distribution pattern within communities. The thermal regime of the moss turf varies according to its moisture content; for a period of ca. six weeks during the summer, with the frequent long spells of 24-h sunshine, temperatures remain above 0 °C for much of the time even though air temperatures are frequently below the freezing point. This allows growth and metabolic activity to proceed continuously at a relatively rapid rate for quite long periods. Annual shoot incremental growth can exceed 3.5 mm in each species. Growth of B. argenteum may be inhibited by UV- B radiation. The optimal temperature for photosynthesis in each species is around 15 °C, but significant carbon fixation occurs at 5 °C. Photosynthetic rates at 5, 10 and 20 °C were B. argenteum > B. pseudotriquetrum > C. purpureus.last_img read more