Masimba Holdings Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Calling all food fanatics, the State Fair of Texas is here

first_imgFacebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Jamie Manning + posts Facebook The State Fair of Texas opens for the season Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Junior League of Fort Worth hosts annual holiday gift market Jamie Manning Humane Society of North Texas raises money in annual “Trick or Trot” ReddIt Jamie Manning Jamie Manning Previous articleTCU survives scare against SMU 56-37Next articleFrogs remain No. 3 in AP Poll, now tied with Ole Miss Jamie Manning RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jamie Manning Twitter Sundance Square’s Christmas tree lighting brings the spirit of giving printIt’s that time of year again for the State Fair of Texas. From Sept. 25 through Oct. 18, concessionaries are showcasing their new concocted foods and beverages, going beyond the standard corn dog.Since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has been known as one of the country’s top fairs for creative foods, according to the BigTex website.The Big Tex Choice Awards elects concessionary finalists for the fair’s top foods.Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly created by Christi Erpillo is this year’s winner for Best Tasting. This dessert features cinnamon-baked bread filled with carrot cake, cream cheese, graham crackers and nutmeg. After being fried, the rolls are drizzled with powdered sugar.“The carrot cake rolls are the best things I have eaten today,” fairgoer J.R. Douglas said. “I will definitely get them again next year.”Fernie’s is also the creator of the funnel cake dunkers, a skinnier version of the normal funnel cake. The dunkers make eating easier and come with a caramel macchiato sauce, according to Fernie’s co-owner, Johnna McKee.McKee said that Fernie’s was the first to bring funnel cakes to the State Fair in 1981.“People say it is a tradition to eat Fernie’s funnel cakes at the State Fair,” McKee said. “We started 48 years ago and love carrying on that tradition.”For more sweets, Stiffler Brothers is offering limited edition fried Oreo flavors, which include red velvet, cookie dough and cotton candy.“Inventing foods for the fair is a family activity,” Stiffler Brothers co-owner Tammy Stiffler said. “We all get together throughout the year and come up with ideas and experiment.”The family business also introduces S’more Beer, filled with a crème brulée beer, trimmed with graham cracker crumbs and topped off with a marshmallow.The Coco-Rita is another new drink. A topless fresh coconut filled with the customer’s choice of strawberry margarita or piña colada.If these foods weren’t enough, the State Fair now offers Thrifty Thursdays. This new program features food discounts on traditional and new fair food items.General admission for the fair is $18 and food and ride coupons are 50 cents each. For discounts, food locations and other information, visit Twitter ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis last_img read more

RWB opposes creation of information ministry

first_img Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB opposes creation of information ministry February 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out more An information ministry has been included in the proposed new government. Its creation, against the backdrop of an information war with Russia, has surprised journalists and media freedom organizations, which were not consulted.“Putting the government in charge of ‘information policy’ would be major retrograde step that would open the way to grave excesses,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“In a democratic society, the media should not be regulated by the government. The creation of an information ministry is the worst of all possible responses to the serious challenges that the government is facing.”Media independence and media freedom are the best weapons against propaganda. Enlisting journalists in a government-managed information war would just undermine the public’s confidence in the national media. Reporters Without Borders urges Ukraine’s parliamentarians to oppose this proposal. Reporters Without Borders firmly opposes the planned creation of a Ukrainian information ministry, announced today. Without civil society being consulted, parliament is expected to ratify its creation when it votes on the new government later today. Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Organisation Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Follow the news on Ukraine Newslast_img read more

State media conflicts subside, but public opinion divisions deepen

first_img News News to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en February 14, 2020 Find out more Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay ParaguayAmericas News ParaguayAmericas Lugo’s removal has already caused a split in the media. “The main privately-owned media, and many of their journalists, have in general defended his impeachment, either openly or by playing it down and by not telling the whole story,” said an independent journalist based in Ciudad del Este.“But the community radio stations are taking a different line, they are condemning the “parliamentary coup’,” he added. “A lot of the information about the removal process is now coming out via the Internet and social networks.” There is a danger that online insults and abuse will exacerbate the polarization already under way. February 10, 2017 Find out more Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation Follow the news on Paraguay There seems to have been a let-up in the tension within the two state broadcasters – TV Pública and Radio Nacional – that was triggered by censorship attempts in the wake of President Fernando Lugo’s removal in a parliamentary coup on 22 June.Reporters Without Borders nonetheless continues to keep a close eye on the situation following Organization of American States secretary general José Miguel Insulza’s visit to Asunción on 2-3 July, which prompted a temporary truce in the public opinion debates about Lugo’s ouster.“We hope that fundamental freedoms, beginning with the freedom to report and receive news and information, will not be obstructed or undermined during the demonstrations called for tomorrow by both Lugo’s supporters and the supporters of the new government headed by Federico Franco,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Lugo’s supporters, who are often outside TV Pública, claim that their demonstrations are being infiltrated by armed men. Division and polarization are becoming entrenched. This could lead to attacks on journalists by demonstrators who identify them with the media they work for. Media executives and editors need to evaluate the problem.”As result of resistance by TV Pública’s employees, Carlos Filippi – the director general who had been hastily appointed by the new government – was forced to depart after five days. Since then, former Radio Nacional director-general Judith María Vera has been acting head of TV Pública.Our sources tell as that “Micrófono Abierto,” the programme that was censored on 22 June, has resumed broadcasting in its original form. Similarly, “Ape ha Pepe” (“Here and There” in Guaraní), the Radio Nacional programme that went off the air on 23 June, was broadcast as usual a week later.A state media source has nonetheless told us that he fears that parliament could impose budgetary cuts on TV Pública and Radio Nacional, which were launched during Lugo’s presidency.______________________________________26.06.2012 – Concern about public media after President Lugo’s controversial ouster Some are calling it a coup. President Fernando Lugo’s hasty impeachment and removal on 22 June is raising many concerns including concern about freedom of information. An organization like Reporters Without Borders that defends media freedom has every right to be alarmed, as the country’s democracy seems to have been shaken and undermined.An attempt to censor TV Pública immediately after the senate vote removing Lugo and the suspension of certain opinion programmes have reinforced our concern.“The Honduran precedent, which we have repeatedly condemned, justifies our vigilance although it was much more violent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “News coverage – and often its control – is crucial in a political crisis such as this. The new government cannot hope to restrict the public debate in order to conceal the justified criticism of Lugo’s ouster just nine months before the next presidential election, in which he did not intend to be a candidate. “Even the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has criticized the lack of fairness and transparency in Lugo’s removal. Such a debate should not be subject to any restriction, especially in the country’s leading media, which must act as vehicles of real pluralism. The Paraguayan public has a right to know the truth.”In Lugo’s impeachment by parliament, the sentence was decided in advance and was quickly executed, and there was little respect for the right of defence. There was no judicial investigation into the events cited as grounds for his impeachment – clashes on 15 June in the eastern district of Curuguaty (near the Brazilian border) in which 11 peasant farmers demanding land and six policemen were killed.Although legally possible under article 225 of the constitution, Lugo’s removal has all the ingredients for a major controversy.The controversy grew on the evening of 22 June, when the new government’s communications director, Cristián Vázquez, turned up at TV Pública. “He demanded outright that the station stop broadcasting its programmes,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Andrés Colman of the daily Última Hora, who heads the Paraguayan Journalists’ Forum (FOPEP).“He even said he came on behalf of the new president, Federico Franco, which alarmed us. It was clear that the new authorities were being panicked by TV Pública’s broadcasting of expressions of support for Fernando Lugo and by its ‘Micrófono Abierto’ (Open Microphone) programme, in which the public speaks on the air.”A debate on public television’s role took place within TV Pública 24 hours later. Launched in August 2011 under the Lugo presidency, TV Pública is the first public service television station of its kind in Paraguay and everyone we talked to acknowledged that it had developed an independent and pluralistic editorial line.“Its director, Marcelo Martinessi, who has just resigned because of the events, like other senior members of its staff, had managed to develop a neutral or sometimes critical approach towards the Lugo administration,” said Maria Clara Mernes of the Centre for Development Information and Resources, a civil society organization. She attributed Vazquez’s visit to “tactlessness at a time of turmoil and confusion” but Colman insisted that it was a censorship attempt. Subsequent events proved him right.“The new authorities saw the public’s reaction growing in strength,” Colman said. “During the debate in which I was participating on 23 June, the TV station’s employees began to occupy the premises. The event triggered protests. At the end of the day, the station’s signal was cut for 25 minutes. The National Electricity Administration (ANDE) later claimed that it was due to a mistake.”The day before, Radio Nacional’s weekly programme “Ápe ha pepe” (Here and there in Guaraní language) was also cut short. “We will see if it is back on the air next Saturday,” said a Paraguayan expatriate who often participates in the programme.Officially, Radio Nacional director Judith Maria Vera is still in her post and does not intend to change the station’s programming. In a public statement, she said she had received no orders to this effect. TV Pública, on other hand, no longer has anyone in command and the police tried to evacuate the building yesterday. July 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State media conflicts subside, but public opinion divisions deepen News Help by sharing this information October 20, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

City’s Portion Of ‘Grab N’ Go’ Meal Program Ends This Weekend

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News City’s Portion Of ‘Grab N’ Go’ Meal Program Ends This Weekend STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 1:50 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News After being extended three times over the summer, the city’s Grab N’ Go meal distribution program is coming to an end on Sunday, officials said.The city’s effort supplemented the school district’s program and allowed kids to pick up breakfasts and lunches seven days a week from school campuses and other community sites.The school district provided meals five days a week and the city covered the weekend portion of the program.Prepackaged meals will be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, Field Elementary, John Muir Early College Magnet High School, McKinley K-8 School, Norma Coombs Elementary, and Wilson Middle School, according to Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.The Grab N’ Go program began in March, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to help ensure students had enough to eat. It was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and PUSD’s Food and Nutrition Services Department. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Rail and traffic disruption threatens tourism

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsRail and traffic disruption threatens tourismBy admin – June 15, 2012 547 center_img Facebook THE closure of a ‘small bridge of immense importance’ so that repair work can be carried out, will result in the cessation of rail services through Limerick Junction in July and N24 diversions in August. And county councillors believe that the timing of the project will affect the influx of summer tourists to the region. Irish Rail have come under fire as they were initially due to repair Oola Bridge and Brooks Bridge in Pallasgreen in October of last year, with a single lane traffic system in place at Oola since March 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company recently revealed that they would carry out the realignment work in Oola this August, but there are no resources available for the Brooks Bridge repairs.At a presentation to members of the Castleconnell area committee, Gary Keegan, Community Liaison Officer at CIE, said the stretch of road on the N24 will be closed from midnight on August 19 to midnight the following Sunday to facilitate the work.“Seemingly people thought nothing was happening but we have been working since February testing the ground and tendering contracts for piling works”.An open information night on the project will be held in Ballykisteen Hotel on July 24 from 5pm to 8pm.Rail travellers will also be affected by the work as trains services will not be running for three days of each week in July.Cllr Harty said it was “desperately disappointing” that the Brooks Bridge repairs would not be carried out.“The NRA even granted money for the realignment of the road and that allocation will be lost now.“People have been very worried and businesses have suffered a lack of earnings as motorists won’t stop twice in one place”.She added that HGV’s continue to use the N24 which will lead to back-ups and delays when the diversion is put in place to accommodate the work.Mr Keegan explained that Irish Rail will lay on bus transfers and advance train departure times to compensate for longer journeys by road.Following the completion of work in August the single lane system at Oola will remain in place until September 17. Email Previous articleClare wanted it moreNext articleBig effort would bring big result with China adminlast_img read more

Gun background checks double in Colorado amid coronavirus crisis, officials say

first_imgsomboon kaeoboonsong/iStock(DENVER) — The number of firearms background checks in Colorado has doubled compared with the same time last year, perhaps a sign of the unease Americans feel amid the coronavirus crisis.More than 14,000 background checks for firearms transfers have been received in the last week, compared to about 7,000 checks conducted in the same timeframe last year, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said in a statement on Tuesday.The current queue for background checks is at about 5,000, with a wait time of about two days, according to the release. Prior to the surge, the wait time for firearms background checks for Federal Firearms Licensees and their customers ranged between five and eight minutes.The CBI is expanding operations to meet the demand.While CBI officials would not speculate as to the reason for the spike in requests, Colorado gun dealers who spoke to ABC News confirmed the bureau’s statistics and said the reason was clear: coronavirus.Christopher, the manager of a Colorado Springs gun shop who asked that his last name not be used, said the surge is due to “mass hysteria over guarding toilet paper,” adding that it’s not just gun enthusiasts stocking up on firearms but also “preppers, housewives and ranchers.”“They’re worried about home invasions because they’re afraid people will steal their supplies,” he said.The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado gun rights organization, posted a photo in jest of the panic buying of toilet paper occurring all over the globe.However, gun control advocates warned against letting alarm and anxiety override the need for safety.Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, told ABC News that gun groups and stores use fear to drive up sales.“We’ve seen that time and again after natural disasters,” Watts said.Sandy Phillips, the founder of Survivors Empowered whose daughter, Jessi Ghawi, died in the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012, told ABC News that “buying more guns is a reckless response to the virus.”“You can’t shoot a virus, so what are you going to do, shoot your fellow citizens because they have toilet paper when you don’t?” Phillips said.Phillips also hypothesized that there may be an increase in suicides, domestic violence shootings and accidental shootings “because children are home from school and they always know where the guns are kept.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Why some police officers stood with protesters outraged over George Floyd’s death

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesBy ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As images of police officers in riot gear clashing with protesters in response to the death of George Floyd proliferated from across the country, a very different theme emerged from several cities.Instead of lining up in opposition to the protesters, some police officers joined them.“I never thought of anything else, to be honest,” Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki told ABC News.For Camden, New Jersey, a city that had long been known for high crime rates, the police demonstrating alongside protesters in an ultimately peaceful event was not just a one-day phenomenon, but the continuation of years of efforts to bridge ties with residents since 2013, when the county police department took over public safety from the city’s police agency.“We were basically able to start a new beginning,” Dan Keashen, communications director for Camden County, told ABC News. That new beginning included an emphasis on everyday community policing.“It’s a community, and we’re part of the community. It’s not us policing the city; it’s us, together,” Wysocki said.When officials in Camden learned plans for a demonstration were coming together, the police were able to get involved and join in because of the community ties they had made.“I know that all cops aren’t bad, so once I heard that they wanted to get involved, I was like, ‘Sure, let’s go for it, we can stand in solidarity,’” Yolanda Deaver, a local hair salon owner who organized the demonstration, told ABC News, adding that it was “really moving” to have officers as well as lawmakers standing behind her with shared beliefs about injustice.“If you haven’t been out in the community, if you haven’t been working alongside residents and civic stakeholders, you’re not going to have that credibility,” Keashen said. “People know who the chief is; the chief has been in their church, the chief has been in their community center.”“They were like, ‘This is your march, we’re marching behind you, you lead the way,’ and that’s what we did,” said Deaver, who added she’s thinking of holding another demonstration given the success of this one.Following the protests on Saturday, images of Wysocki walking with demonstrators, holding a banner reading, “standing in solidarity,” spread across social media.So, too, did images of police officers in Santa Cruz, California, Norfolk, Virginia, and other cities.“SCPD is fully supportive of peaceful protests @CityofSantaCruz and we always keep them safe,” the Santa Cruz Police Department tweeted. Police there were seen taking a knee alongside protesters in solidarity against the killings of unarmed black people.Police Chief Andy Mills and Santa Cruz Mayor Justin Cummings were at that protest, which stayed peaceful, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.“Our cops are smarter, more aware of personal bias, and are more willing to police justly than my generation,” Mills wrote in an op-ed published Sunday. “Our new generation of Santa Cruz cops are more enlightened about race, and this will help to improve how we police.”In Norfolk, Police Chief Larry Boone joined the protesters, carrying a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter,” according to ABC affiliate WVEC.In Flint, Michigan, protesters marched to the Flint Township Police Department, where they were met by cops in riot gear, according to MLive. But after conversations between protesters and police, the demonstrations remained peaceful.“We want to be with y’all, for real,” Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said to cheers from demonstrators, with video from Mid-Michigan Now showing the sheriff taking off his helmet and laying it on the ground along with his baton. “So I took my helmet off, they laid their batons down. I want to make this a parade, not a protest.”“I knew that the benefit far outweighs the risk,” Swanson told “Good Morning America” of the decision to take off the gear. “And when you show action of, ‘Listen, I’m going to make myself vulnerable in order to come into your circle and show you that I want to be that solution,’ that was the change maker right there.”He continued, “The community puts a lot of trust and faith in us, and we can’t sit there and hold back — we need to make sure we do what we need to do to hear the community and to respond.”Across the river from Camden in Philadelphia, protests turned violent, with over 100 arrests by the end of Saturday night. But in Camden, the situation remained calm.“Me marching with the protesters is a form of de-escalation, it’s a partnership with the community,” Wysocki said. “They have to see that I stand with them, and I do.”“Once the police officers said they feel the same way and they’re walking with us, that’s what made, I think, the crowd and everyone else feel comfortable,” Deaver, the organizer, said. “The police that were there, they weren’t standoffish. They weren’t holding their batons, they didn’t have their hands on their holster or their guns. They were standing down. They weren’t agitating the crowd or anything; they let people speak, there was no pushing, no shoving or anything.”The protests, which were sparked after the death of Floyd, a black man who was pinned down by a white officer in Minneapolis on Monday, called for the end of police brutality against black people.In Camden, part of the police’s “new beginning” also included developing “a very progressive use-of-force policy” along with NYU School of Law’s Policing Project, Wysocki said: “It mandates the sanctity of life. Force is a last resort. De-escalation is mandated.”“It’s not just a policy,” Wysocki said. “We train with it every day. It’s constant reinforcement. You can have a perfect policy, but if you don’t constantly train, it’s forgotten.”Excessive force complaints in Camden have seen a 95% drop since 2014, with just three complaints each in 2018 and 2019. Meanwhile, violent crime rates, too, have come down in the city.At the conclusion of Saturday’s demonstration, police held what they call a pop-up barbecue for residents, including hot dogs, hamburgers and a Mister Softee ice cream truck. Officers are doing more barbecues on Sunday, Wysocki said.“There’s no alternative. We can’t impose our will on a community. It’s the community and the police together, and that’s what we’re doing in Camden,” Wysocki said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

On the move

first_imgOn the moveOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Jo Gibson has been appointed director of HR at the London Marriott WestIndia Quay Hotel and Executive Apartments. In her new role, she will be incharge of recruitment, training and development for the entire team of around220 staff. The Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced three appointments to theCommission for Racial Equality (CRE). Mohammed Aziz, Julia Chain and DigbyJones have all been appointed part-time commissioners as part of the CRE’smodernisation programme. Mills Group, the convenience store operator, has created a new HR departmentas part of the company’s growth plans. Following the acquisition of 27 storesat the end of last year, Mills Group now employs more than 1,200 people.Heading up the new department will be Dawn Norton.The HR team at international law firm DLA has been strengthened by thearrival of senior associate Adam Hartley, who joins the Leeds office. Its HRteam currently boasts three partners and eight solicitors and is one of thebusiest in the region, advising private and public sector employers on allaspects of employment and HR issues. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more