Bank of Kigali(BK) ( HY2016 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2016 presentation 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


first_imgPalestine resists genocideNew York City: Al-Quds July 25 protest in solidarity with Palestine.WW photo: G. DunkelJuly 28 — The crimes are staggering, the destruction massive. Israel is creating a 3-kilometer strip of scorched earth around Gaza City that eats up about 44 percent of the Gaza Strip, already the most densely populated place on earth. (U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)After more than three weeks of ground attacks, Israel has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza using aerial bombardment, tank rounds and prohibited weapons. By United Nations estimates, 80 percent of the dead are civilians. UNICEF says 226 children have been killed and 1,516 injured.Whole neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble. Some 3,175 homes have been destroyed, along with five hospitals and six clinics. Sixty-four mosques and two churches were bombed. The al-Wafa Geriatric Hospital was completely leveled.Doctors charge that Israel may be using weapons such as white phosphorous, flechettes (small pointed metal darts in tank shells) and Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME). “The injuries we receive are unfamiliar to us,” said Muhammad Duaidar, a doctor in the intensive care unit at al-Aqsa hospital. “We have noticed bodies that look melted. We are calling for investigations into such injuries, which we have not [seen] in previous Israeli attacks.” (, July 28)Israeli tank rounds killed 16 Palestinians at a U.N. school in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun after hundreds of students sought shelter there. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said U.N. staff were among the casualties and that more than 100,000 Gazans have sought refuge in U.N. facilities.Israel denied responsibility for all these attacks, claiming Palestinians are firing on their own people or misfiring rockets.Determined to resistYet Israel’s brutal offensive has failed in its goal of destroying the collective will of the Palestinian people to resist.Gaza, a flat, sandy strip of land the size of Brooklyn or Detroit, is an open-air concentration camp. Israel deploys high-tech drones, overflights and tracking of every electronic message; it uses torture to extract information. Yet it hasn’t been able to stop the missiles smuggled into Gaza or the hidden tunnels. The ability of resistance forces to carry out ambushes and sabotage has been a blow to the Israeli military machine.Israel’s siege of Gaza has lasted for eight years. It has waged three wars there in the last five years. In this offensive, 52 Israeli soldiers have been killed so far by the resistance — three times the number in earlier attacks.Palestinians have carried out successful military operations inside Israel at least six times. U.S. and European airlines suspended their Israeli flights and landings for 24 hours in fear of Gaza’s missiles.The Israeli war on Gaza would be impossible without total U.S. support. This is as much a U.S. war as those against Iraq and Afghanistan. It is waged with U.S. equipment, dollars, and political and diplomatic support.Secretary of State John Kerry has been frantically racing through the region trying to shore up Israel’s position. He is not engaged in talking up a ceasefire out of concern for the Palestinian people.Hamas, the elected leadership of Gaza, is holding out in order to end Israel’s blockade. (See, “Hamas’ conditions for ceasefire.”) Their fight is for the very survival of Gaza.The population is united around a minimum goal: Israel must end its blockade of imports and exports. All armed groups in Gaza are cooperating. With so many armed fighters, the government could not survive without this unity.Israel agreed in 2012 to a ceasefire. It then violated every provision of the agreement, kept the strangling blockade in place and rearrested Palestinians it had released in a prisoner exchange.This July 27 it declared a ceasefire and then announced it would continue with “limited operations” to clear tunnels. On July 28, it struck Gaza’s major hospital, al-Shifa. That’s when it also bombed the Shati refugee camp and killed 10 people, including eight children playing on a swing set.Isolation in the face of outrageSearing images that can’t be kept out of the world media are stoking international outrage against Israel. U.S. imperialism is virtually alone in backing Tel Aviv.When the attack began, not only the U.S., but all the imperialist powers of Europe, plus the Gulf state monarchies and the Egyptian military dictatorship, supported it. But mass pressure from below has forced many states to recalibrate their public position.On July 23, 29 members of the U.N. Human Rights Council voted to launch an independent commission to investigate violations of human rights unleashed by Israel’s assault on Gaza. Only the U.S. voted no. Washington’s European allies abstained.The council condemned the “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms” arising from Israeli military operations since July 13 and called for an immediate ceasefire. It demanded that Israel immediately reopen the occupied Gaza Strip and called upon the international community to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance and services to the Palestinian people.Uprising in West BankAs the assault on Gaza intensified, tens of thousands marched in cities across the occupied West Bank on July 24 and 25, despite checkpoints, soldiers and settler/snipers gunning down demonstrators in Hebron. Nine Palestinians were killed near the West Bank cities of Nablus and Hebron. At the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli soldiers shot approximately 200 protesters. The wounded were rushed to Ramallah Hospital where two died.This uprising in the West Bank was the largest protest there since massive repression crushed the 2000-2005 Palestinian uprising, called the Second Intifada.Among Israelis, a small but outspoken opposition rejects racism and brutal repression. Some 130 young people face jail for signing statements and refusing to enlist in the military. Udi Segal, a 19 year old from Kibbutz Tuval, was jailed on July 28 after saying he refused to accept a life filled with violence, occupation, fear and hostility.Fifty former Israeli soldiers refuse to be part of the reserves and say they will support all those who resist being called up.A large “Stop the War” rally in Tel Aviv held on July 26 by Palestinian and Israeli members of Combatants for Peace was attacked by right-wing Israelis. Israeli vigilante groups are targeting Palestinians and Jewish leftists. But Jews Against Genocide went to the Israeli Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem to honor Palestinian children being systematically murdered.The war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Gaza today are the latest stage of an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Indigenous people of this land.Dire warningsOutrage is growing against U.S. imperialism for backing this criminal onslaught.Lebanese resistance leader Hassan Nasrallah declared at a massive rally in Beirut that Israel is on a path toward “suicide” in Gaza and praised the Palestinian resistance.A July 22 article by Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, was titled “Israel is being defeated in Gaza as it was in Lebanon.”Anti-Zionist Israeli Gilad Atzmon writes: “The IDF’s defeat in Gaza leaves the Jewish State with no hope. The moral is simple. If you insist on living on someone else’s land, military might is an essential ingredient to discourage the dispossessed from acting to reclaim their rights. The level of IDF casualties and the number of bodies of Israeli elite soldiers returning home in coffins send a clear message to both Israelis and Palestinians.” (, July 21)The rulers of Israel and the U.S. arrogantly assumed they had politically isolated Hamas through the coup in Egypt and war in Syria. Israel was determined to break the announced unity government of Hamas and Fatah and the armed opposition in Gaza.This heroic resistance will resonate globally. It will strengthen the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. It is urgent that everyone opposed to war and oppression stand up for Palestine NOW!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Confirms SDS, Showing up in Indiana Soybeans

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 5, 2013 Purdue Confirms SDS, Showing up in Indiana Soybeans Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Confirms SDS, Showing up in Indiana Soybeans SHARE Facebook Twitter Soybean producers should look for sudden death syndrome, or SDS, and brown stem rot when scouting fields over the next few weeks in order to identify the fungal diseases and prevent future yield loss due to disease. Soybean fields across Indiana have started to show symptoms of SDS, and brown stem rot is another disease sometimes confused with SDS. Yield loss from the diseases can be minor or major, depending on how widespread they become – which is why identification is key. “There is no in-season management for these diseases, but it’s important to identify fields that have the diseases to prevent yield loss in future years,” said Kiersten Wise, Purdue Extension plant pathologist. “It can help to know which fields have the diseases so producers can select disease-resistant varieties for the next time the fields are planted to soybean.”Symptoms of SDS, caused by the fungus Fusarium virguliforme, aren’t typically noticed until August, even though the fungus infects plants early in the growing season during wet, cool weather. Many soybeans emerged from wet soils this spring, so Wise cautioned producers to look for SDS and brown stem rot.The diseases have similar foliar symptoms, which include yellowing or browning between the leaf veins.”You can tell the difference between SDS and brown stem rot by examining the internal tissue in the lower stem of the plant,” Wise said. “The first step is to pull up the plant and split the lower stem. With SDS you’ll see discoloration in the cortex of the stem and root. Whereas with brown stem rot you’ll see a discoloration in the pith.”The pith of plants affected by SDS will remain white. In some instances, both diseases might be present in a plant, which can make diagnosis difficult.Identifying the diseases can help producers make good management decisions the next time a particular field goes into soybeans.”For instance, if you know a field has the disease, you can select a variety for next year that will be less susceptible to either disease,” Wise said. “It is important to be sure if you have SDS or brown stem rot since varieties that have resistance to brown stem rot might not necessarily be resistant to SDS, and vice versa.”Each seed company has varieties rated for SDS and brown stem rot resistance, so producers should contact their local seed dealers when selecting resistant varieties. SHARE Previous articleDrought Returns to a Slice of Northwest IndianaNext articleThe Sky is Falling, Yet Again Gary Truittlast_img read more

Trump’s historic 2nd trial opens with jarring video of siege

first_img Previous articleZimmerman Law Offices PC Announce the Filing of a New Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers of Baby Food Containing Toxic Heavy MetalsNext articleLe groupe international de premier plan Röchling, basé dans la région DACH, opte pour la plateforme SaaS de gestion des événements critiques (CEM) d’Everbridge pour assurer la sécurité de ses travailleurs et la résilience… Digital AIM Web Support Trump’s historic 2nd trial opens with jarring video of siege Pinterest Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, follows Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, as they arrive for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Local NewsUS News TAGS  last_img read more

Dinny McGingey TD confirmed as Junior Minister

first_imgNews Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 10, 2011 center_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleBuncrana Town Council to elect new MayorNext articleCuts to Ministers pay doesn’t go far enough – Deputy Doherty News Highland Google+ Twitter Pinterest Dinny McGingey TD confirmed as Junior Minister Donegal South West Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley has been formally named a Junior Minister today with specific responsibility for the Gaeltacht..Earlier the Arts, heritage and Gaeltacht Minister Jimmy Deenihan let slip that Deputy Mc Ginley would be appointed to his department.Minister Deenihan – who’s not a fluent Irish speaker, said that Deputy McGinley will be handling local issues in the Gaeltacht: Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Man charged with robbing Tompkins Trust Company

first_img Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor UPDATE (9 a.m. Feb 21) — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has said Marshall is now charged with third-degree robbery, rather than second-degree robbery.  LANSING, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man Wednesday who reportedly robbed the Tompkins Trust Company branch on Triphammer Road on Wednesday morning. Tagged: lansing, tompkins trust company According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Maurice Marshall, 48, entered Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in Lansing. The sheriff’s office said Marshall did not display a weapon, but slipped a note to a teller and reportedly stole an “undisclosed amount of cash.”Sheriff Derek Osborne said Marshall was apprehended in less than an hour, “thanks to the prompt and coordinated response of our deputies and law enforcement partners.”New York State Police and Cayuga Heights Police assisted with the investigation.Marshall, whose address is listed as 2303 N. Triphammer Rd. in Lansing, was charged with second-degree robbery, a felony, and is currently in the custody of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office awaiting arraignment.The Tompkins Trust Company robbery was unrelated to the Tops gas station robbery over the weekend, the sheriff’s office said. Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 20th

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Previous articlePolice in Strabane concerned for missing teenagerNext articleMcKenna Cup: Derry 0-11 Tyrone 0-20 News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 20th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 20th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 20, 2018 last_img read more

Fatback lures McBride-Smith back to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:02 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Auto shop burglarized three times in six months; suspect sought Video surveillance captured a man walking through McGhee’s Automotive on U.S. Highway 29 South early Monday morning. The man can… read more Fatback lures McBride-Smith back to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival “The audiences at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival are the best and so is Southern cooking,” McBride-Smith said. “Coming to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival feels like a homecoming celebration with friends and kinfolks gathered ’round for a feast of stories.”And what a feast of stories she serves up.Barbara McBride-Smith is the female’s answer to Donald Davis,” said Cathie Steed, a member of the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival storytelling committee. “When she steps to the microphone, she takes off and never slows down. She has been compared to a fire and brimstone preacher and even a fire and brimstone preacher would have to take a backseat to her ‘sermon.’”Audiences that have heard McBride-Smith’s “preaching” want to hear it again. Nationally acclaimed storyteller Barbara McBride – Smith will arrive for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival today. That’s a day early for the weekend storytelling event.Barbara McBride-Smith is coming early for one — no four, reasons – fatback, biscuits, tomato gravy and greens!The Texas-born storyteller’s first scheduled appearance at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival was canceled due to an ice storm in Oklahoma. But, that was before she feasted on fatback, biscuits and tomato gravy and greens at Sisters. Skip Latest Storiescenter_img Since then, not even an ice storm could ground her from supper at Sisters.Barbara McBride-Smith grew up in Texas, was educated in Massachusetts, discovered the ways of the world on the Jersey shore, settled for a long time in Oklahoma and is now are resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, the home of the National Storytelling Festival.But she’s just as ‘at home’ crowded around a table with fatback as the main dish. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “You can’t catch it all because you are laughing so hard,” Steed said. “It’s like that with so many of her stories. Then, she can turn right around and tell a story that touches your heart. I love the story about her mother’s button box. It brings back memories for me. To me, a great story is one that the audience can relate to and Barbara McBride-Smith is a master at that.” Joining McBride-Smith at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, are nationally acclaimed storytellers, Donald Davis, Josh Goforth and Bil Lepp.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will be Saturday, January 25 at Troy University’s Trojan Center Theater. Storytelling concerts will be at 10 a.m. ($10), 2 p.m. ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). For tickets, call, 334-685-5524. Tickets are available at The Messenger.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is paid for in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

e-vangelist: HR should make sure intranets work for you

first_img Despite its worldwide tag, many of the Web’s greatest benefits can be harnessed from within an organisation through an intranet, and it is HR leaders who are best placed to implement one and maximise its benefits. Companies can easily and cost-effectively place their intranets at the heart of their company, its activities and its people. It can be used to reflect an awareness of information, culture and openness.Open access to informationMost information in a company is neither sensitive nor confidential. And everyone in a company should know how to obtain any piece of information – and this can be requested on-line. Clearly, if the answer is company-sensitive or confidential, it will not be available, but most information should be available to all. A truly open company can provide such access via the intranet.Why stop at advertising jobs?Many intranets are used for advertising jobs within a company, but how many are being used to record people’s skills – updated by employees themselves? A company I visited recently is about to take it one stage further – it is encouraging everyone to keep their CVs on-line. Access will be restricted, but when applying for a position in the company, the CV would be automatically available to HR.Answers to most common questionsHR departments receive many repeated enquiries, so it would make sense for anyone in the company to be able to find answers via the intranet. This would free up the HR manager to focus on more proactive areas of leadership and motivation.Beyond the manualI would encourage everyone to go beyond the health and safety/human resources manual on-line and encourage access to additional information. This could include how to train in first aid or answer tough interview questions.All HR leaders talk about business alignment, and intranets deliver in spades. Work with your business and IT peers, ask everyone in the workforce what would add value to their lives. The Internet started off with information, then moved to communication. Combine these two and add some of the ideas your people have, and you will move to the third and fourth wave and to a truly connected company.By David Taylor, president of the association of IT directors, Certus. [email protected] Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. e-vangelist: HR should make sure intranets work for youOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Case round-up

first_imgCase round-upOn 18 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Case round-up by Eversheds 020 7919 4500Long service pays Cadman v Health & Safety Executive, EAT, 22 October 2003 Cadman, a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspector, was paid less thanfour male colleagues and brought an equal pay claim. The HSE defended the claimon the grounds that the men had longer service. It accepted that its pay schemewas indirectly discriminatory against its female employees; they generally hadless service and were more likely to take career breaks. A defence available to the HSE, however, was that paying staff in this waywas objectively justifiable. Relying on the decision in a European case (the Danfoss case) the HSE arguedthat such justification had already been established. The tribunal disagreed.It ruled that the Danfoss decision had been watered down by later cases andthat employers must, in every case, demonstrate specific justification for apay differential. Here, the HSE had failed to do so. The HSE appealed. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) overruled the tribunal, dismissingCadman’s claim. It confirmed that the principles set out in the Danfoss casewere sound. There was no requirement for the HSE to produce specificjustification for using length of service as a factor in its pay scheme. Whatthe tribunal needed to do in such a case was to balance the discriminatoryeffect of using length of service as a criterion in determining pay, againstthe reasonable needs of the employer. Here it had not done so. Having a choice Dehaney v Brent Mind and Another, CA, 27 October 2003 Following the rejection of her tribunal claims Dehaney appealed to the EAT.She was asked if she would agree to her case being heard by a reduced panel ofone member, as opposed to two – something to which she verbally consented. After the proceedings had commenced, however, Dehaney discovered that thesingle appointed member of the panel was an employer’s representative, ratherthan an employee’s representative. She therefore objected, but the EAT refusedto discharge itself since the hearing had started. Dehaney appealed this refusal. In giving verbal consent to a reduced panel,she had not given her informed consent. She claimed that she should have beentold in advance that the single appointed member was an employer’srepresentative, a claim with which the Court of Appeal agreed. The Employment Tribunals Act 1996 dictates that the EAT panel should consistof equal numbers of lay members with experience of employers’ interests andthose representing the interests of employees. Deviation from this requiresexpress consent of the parties. Dehaney had not, in fact, given informedconsent, therefore the legislative requirements had not been met. The Court ofAppeal commented that it would be better practice for written consent to beobtained before the hearing commenced. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more