The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc formerly (Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited) (Kenya Power or KPLC) is an electricity company in Kenya with interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Formerly known as East Africa Power & Lighting Limited, the company changed its name to The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited in 1983. The company transmits, distributes and retails electricity to customers throughout Kenya and is a national electric utility company; managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity services and customer relations. KPLC also offers optic fiber connectivity to telecommunication companies through an optical fiber cable network which runs along high voltage power lines across the country and feeds into the national power grid throughout Kenya. Kenya Power’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
“It was decided on medical advice that the quarter-final could not go ahead safely in the circumstances and as a consequence, Castres have to forfeit the match and Leicester will qualify for the Challenge Cup semi-finals.”Leicester have struggled for form since rugby’s restart but did achieve a confidence-boosting win over Midlands rivals Northampton in their last fixture.There is an extra carrot for the Tigers in the Challenge Cup this year as the winners will qualify for next season’s Champions Cup if they haven’t finished in the top eight of their league.With Leicester currently 11th in the Gallagher Premiership and only able to climb to ninth with two matches remaining, winning the Challenge Cup is their only route into Europe’s elite event in 2020-21.Related: New European Champions Cup format for 2020-21Their semi-final will take place next Saturday, 26 September (kick-off 8pm UK & Ireland time). If Toulon beat Scarlets in their quarter-final on Saturday night, the French club will host the semi-final. If Scarlets win, the semi-final will be played at Welford Road. This Challenge Cup quarter-final will not go ahead due to positive tests amongst Castres squad An EPCR statement said: “The decision followed a meeting of a Medical Committee comprising medical leads from the unions, league bodies and both clubs, and subsequent independent medical advice. Leicester v Castres cancelled due to Covid-19 casesThe European Challenge Cup quarter-final due to take place between Leicester Tigers and Castres at Welford Road on Sunday 20 September has been cancelled.Competition organisers EPCR took the decision after French club Castres confirmed that three players and one staff member had tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their planned departure to England.As the match cannot go ahead, Leicester will move through to the semi-finals next weekend, where they will meet the winners of the Toulon v Scarlets quarter-final. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Brought down: Leicester’s Tom Youngs is tackled during the 2017 encounter with Castres (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Curacaví, Chile “COPY” 2011 Photographs WA House / MAPASave this projectSaveWA House / MAPA WA House / MAPA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/206333/wa-house-mapa Clipboard Photographs: Cristobal PalmaText description provided by the architects. This architectural work is located on the outskirts of Santiago in the Valley of Curacaví characteristic within the country for its great wines. The site chosen for the house corresponds to the southern slope of the valley and is oriented toward the northwest in the direction of the distant views framed by the hills and vineyards.Save this picture!section 01The commission was made by a single man who seeks both the solitude and friends company. As a starting point he brought in the image of a Chilean colonial-style house as a reference for his future home. Both conditions give way to solve the central problems in the project, which added to the site conditions guided the following decisions: Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaSecond, take two primary elements of the Chilean colonial architecture such as the courtyard and the exterior corridor to generate distances and circulations between the three areas mentioned above. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaThird, align the views in east-west direction towards the longitudinal valley on one side reaching the containment of the hills and on the other hand the escape of the remoteness of the vineyards. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaFourth, within the game of the rectangular plan the ridge is modified as the midpoint and is situated on a diagonal to the central axis of the house. This operation directly affects the spatial organization of the house setting uniquely each area with an irregular relationship between skyes and floors, which is emphasized by the application of the wood sheathing on both surfaces. Save this picture!floor planThe common use sector which contains living, dining and kitchen increases the maximum height emphasizing the relationship with patios and views, avoiding the strong presence of western light by placing the eaves that shape the main corridor, which also constitutes the terraces of the house. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaThe doors were built on site and in the case of gateways that receive morning sun we added a wicket that acts as a safety enclosure window. All the house has wood floors has been treated naturally in all venues except the living room and hallways, which applies a dark finish. The siding was made in blood red metal, a color widely used in Chilean colonial style houses. You can check the complete photo set of this house in Cristobal Palma’s website and follow Cristobal on twitter @CPalmaPhoto.Project gallerySee allShow less’BOXES: Intersection, Intimacy and Spectacle’ Installation / MESSArticlesSVA MFA Design Criticism Spring 2012 Lecture SeriesArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/206333/wa-house-mapa Clipboard Chile ArchDaily Houses Year: Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: MAPA Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMAPAOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuracavíHousesChilePublished on February 08, 2012Cite: “WA House / MAPA” 08 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 3 July 2014 | News Advertisement Edge Fund, the new funder which supports grassroots groups aiming at radical social change, has raised its first £250,000.Set up in December 2012, its motto is ‘radical funding for radical change’, and it aims to support groups that are considered ‘too radical’ by most other funders. So far it has made grants of £120,000 to groups such as Disabled People Against Cuts, Million Women Rise, Tottenham Rights, Lesbian Immigration Support Group, Coal Action Network, Europe Roma Network and Residents Action on Fylde Fracking.Even its grantmaking decision process is different to that of many traditional funders. Funding decisions are put in the hands of “those most affected by inequality and oppression”. It has just one part-time staff member, with the 125 Edge members running the organisation, deciding on strategy and choosing which applications to receive funding.Stephen Pittam, former trust secretary of Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and current trustee of Global Greengrants Fund said:“Edge Fund is a breath of fresh air in the philanthropy sector. Engaging funders and activists together in deciding how to allocate funds offers a new and radical approach. It shows a way for how philanthropy can move beyond paternalism and doing good to become a real force for social change.”Next funding round is openEdge Fund‘s fourth funding round has now opened for applications. It is offering grants of up to £5,000 available to support work run by – and for – communities most affected by discrimination, inequality and injustice, and work that aims to create systemic change.The application is straightforward, consisting of five questions, which can be answered over the phone or by email.The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 8 September 2014.The Fund is also seeking donations to make a fifth funding round possible. Radical funder Edge Fund raises £250k Tagged with: Funding
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Pizza Express raises £500,000 for Macmillan in one year The partnership launch itself included an art installation made entirely out of pizza ingredients to signify the support that Macmillan provides people living with cancer. Most recently, PizzaExpress held a ‘Pizza Party’ for Macmillan runners ahead of the Virgin Money London Marathon at its London Wall restaurant.Richard Hodgson, CEO at PizzaExpress said:“We are thrilled to have raised more than £500,000 in just one year for such a fantastic cause, through the unparalleled enthusiasm of our customers and team members. From here, I would like to see the partnership go from strength to strength, and for us to reach and even surpass our £2million target in three years’ time.” 209 total views, 1 views today 210 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Pizza Express has raised more than £500,000 for its charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support in one year through a range od fundraising activities and the donations of a discretionary 25p from every Padana pizza sold.The partnership with Macmillan started last March, with a £2million target. Staff members and customers from the chain’s 470 restaurants have also fundraised by taking part in events including trekking Hadrian’s Wall, running the Virgin London Marathon and crossing Costa Rica on foot. Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas Melanie May | 22 May 2017 | News 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.
Mumia Abu-JamalOn July 4, the apparatus of state power, like it does every year, arrogantly lauded itself for its alleged mandate to occupy the “lighthouse of democracy” around the world. Drunk on the brew of grand larceny, they will never voluntarily imbibe the sobering elixir of Frederick Douglass’ unforgettable Fourth of July speech in 1853 in which he soundly revokes U.S. claims to such authority.Douglass’ “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” speech could have been minted today, at a time when U.S. imperialism’s wars pockmark the entire planet. When over 2.4 million prisoners, including about a million African Americans, languish and toil in slave-like conditions in U.S. prisons and jails.Just look at the obscene cat-and-mouse game — a war by all levels of the state of Pennsylvania — to torment political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and induce his demise, this time through outright medical abuse and neglect.The assault on Abu-Jamal’s health has been going on for well over six months. The alleged recovery prescription is Swiss-cheesed with gaping holes, contradictions and medical inaction.On June 29, Suzanne Ross, of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) and International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Mumia’s brother, Keith Cook, visited the ailing Mumia. Their observations can be found at [email protected] line: Abu-Jamal’s health is not good. His skin condition offers great discomfort that hardly reflects healing.We must pull out the stops again to protect Mumia’s health and ultimately bring him home! Heat up the grapevine. Call friends, family, activists, influential people and organizations, etc. The time to act is surely now!Call the following numbers and demand that Mumia Abu-Jamal be granted treatment by specialists of his choosing who are outside the Department of Corrections; an appropriate diet; and daily visits by family, friends and attorneys: John Wetzel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections: 717-728-4109; and Thomas Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania: 717-787-2500.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Lengthy periods of wet soil conditions favor the development of seedling blight diseases in young corn seedlings, especially those caused by Pythium fungi (Sweets, 2014).Fungicidal seed treatments effectively protect the seed and seedling for only about 3 weeks after planting. After that, especially if seedling development has been delayed by cold or excessive soil moisture, the risk of infection increases quickly. Fields that looked acceptable one week can be devastated by seedling blight by the next week if conditions are favorable for the disease and seedling development has not yet reached about V3 to V4.Poorly drained areas of fields are most at risk for the development of these diseases and so will also be risky for potential replant operations. Previous articleDry Down Conditions Not Coming Any Time Soon and a Southwest IN Crop Update on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleHow Does Flooding Affect Soybean Germination? Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Corn younger than about V6 (six fully exposed leaf collars) is more susceptible to ponding damage than is corn older than V6. The longer an area remains ponded, the higher the risk of plant death.Soil oxygen is depleted within about 48 hours of soil saturation. Without oxygen, the plants cannot perform critical life sustaining functions; e.g. nutrient and water uptake is impaired and root growth is inhibited (Wiebold, 2013).Many agronomists will tell you that young corn can survive up to about 4 days of outright ponding if temperatures are relatively cool (mid-70’s F or cooler); fewer days if temperatures are warm (mid-70’s F or warmer). Home News Feed Effects Of Flooding Or Ponding On Corn Prior To Tasseling Plants that are completely submerged are at higher risk than those that are partially submerged. Wind damage to corn during severe storms results in either stalk breakage (aka “green snap”) or root lodging (plants uprooted and laying nearly flat to the ground). The risk of permanent damage is greater during late vegetative development and less with younger plants.The yield effect of “green snap” damage depends on the percentage of field affected and whether the stalk breakage occurs above or below the ear, but is usually serious regardless. Obviously, stalk breakage below the ear results in zero yield for that plant. Stalk breakage above the ear results in significant yield loss due to the loss of upper canopy photosynthesis capacity for that plant.Root lodged corn will recover or straighten up to varying degrees depending on the growth stage of the crop. Generally, younger corn has a greater ability to straighten up with minimal “goose-necking” than older corn. Yield effects of root lodging depend on whether soil moisture remains adequate for root regeneration, the severity of root damage due to the uprooting nature of root lodging, and the degree of “goose-necking” that develops and its effect on the harvestability of the crop. By Bob NielsenPurdue UniversityThe consequences of flooding, ponding, and saturated soils on young corn depend heavily on the duration of the stress and temperatures.Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” or “goose drownders”) flood low-lying corn fields and create ponding (standing water) in poorly drained areas (depressions, compacted soil) within other fields. Other areas within fields, while technically not flooded or ponded, often remain saturated for lengthy periods of time. Recurrent heavy rainfall events simply “add insult to injury” by re-wetting, re-ponding, and re-flooding the same areas of the fields. Concomitant (I found a new word in the dictionary!) with the direct stress of saturated soils on a corn crop, flooding and ponding can cause significant losses of soil nitrogen (N) from either denitrification of nitrate-N in heavier soils or leaching of nitrate-N in coarser soils.Significant loss of soil N will cause nitrogen deficiencies and possible additional yield loss.On the other hand, if the corn dies in the ponded areas it probably does not matter how much nitrogen you’ve lost. Plant death by submersion. Plants that are only partially submerged may continue to photosynthesize, albeit at limited rates. High water sign.What are the prospects for recently submerged corn fields or plants simply enduring days and days of saturated soils? The flippant answer is that suffering crops will survive until they die.What I really mean is that no one can tell you with certainty the day after the storm whether a ponded area of a corn field will survive or whether there will be long-term yield consequences until enough time has gone by such that you can assess the actual recovery of the damaged plants. We can, however, talk about the factors that increase or decrease the risks of severe damage or death to flooded soils. Facebook Twitter Even when surface water subsides quickly, the likelihood of dense surface crusts that form as the soil dries increases the risk of emergence failure for recently planted crops.Be prepared with a rotary hoe to break up the crust and aid emergence. For those “youngsters” among you who do not know how to use a rotary hoe, see Hanna et al. (2001). The risk of diseases like common smut and crazy top also increases when soils are saturated or plants are submerged and temperatures are cool (Pataky and Snetselaar, 2006; Jackson-Ziems, 2014).The fungus that causes crazy top depends on saturated soil conditions to infect corn seedlings.The common smut fungal organism is ubiquitous in soils and can infect young corn plants through tissue damaged by floodwaters. There is limited hybrid resistance to either of these two diseases and predicting damage is difficult until later in the growing season. Leaf rolling and wilting above ground in response to roots dying below ground from excessive soil moisture. Effects Of Flooding Or Ponding On Corn Prior To Tasseling SHARE Mud and crud that cakes the leaves and stalks encourage subsequent development of fungal and bacterial diseases in damaged plant tissue. In particular, bacterial ear rot can develop when flood waters rise up to or above the developing ears of corn plants (Nielsen, 2003). The greater the deposition of mud or old crop residues on plants as the water subsides, the greater the stress on the plants due to reduced photosynthesis.Ironically, such situations would benefit from another rainfall event to wash the mud deposits from the leaves. Extended periods of saturated soils AFTER the surface water subsides will take their toll on the overall vigor of the crop.Some root death will occur and new root growth will be stunted until the soil dries to acceptable moisture contents. As a result, plants may be subject to greater injury during a subsequently dry summer due to their restricted root systems.Nutrients like nitrogen are rapidly remobilized from lower leaves to upper, newer leaves; resulting in a rapid development of orange or yellow lower leaves.Because root function in saturated soils deteriorates, less photosynthate is utilized by the root system and more accumulates in the upper plant parts. The higher concentration of photosynthate in the stems and leaves often results in dramatic purpling of those above-ground plant parts (Nielsen, 2017).As more of the root system dies, the ability of the affected plants to take up water decreases and, ironically, the plants begin to show signs of drought stress (leaf rolling, plant wilting, leaf death).Damage to the root system today will predispose the crop to the development of root and stalk rots later by virtue of the photosynthetic stress imposed by the limited root system during the important grain filling period following pollination. Monitor affected fields later in August and early September for the possible development of stalk rots and modify harvest-timing strategies accordingly. This is partly because young plants are more easily submerged than older taller plants and partly because the corn plant’s growing point remains below ground until about V6. The health of the growing point can be assessed initially by splitting stalks and visually examining the lower portion of the stem (Nielsen, 2019a). Within 3 to 5 days after water drains from the ponded area, look for the appearance of fresh leaves from the whorls of the plants. By Hoosier Ag Today – May 22, 2020 Orange lower leaves due to rapid remobilization of mobile nutrients to upper canopy.
News UpdatesPeon Served For 20 Yrs On Temporary Basis Despite Clear Vacancy- “It Amounts To Employee’s Exploitation”: Orissa High Court Sparsh Upadhyay4 April 2021 8:41 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court last week expressed its displeasure with the state government for employing a person (as a Night Watcher-cum-Peon) on a temporary basis for 20 years despite there being a clear vacancy against the post. Hearing the plea of one Jambeswar Sahoo who worked for 20 years-long as an ad hoc employee, the Bench of Justice Biswanath Rath observed, “The matter…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 Orissa High Court last week expressed its displeasure with the state government for employing a person (as a Night Watcher-cum-Peon) on a temporary basis for 20 years despite there being a clear vacancy against the post. Hearing the plea of one Jambeswar Sahoo who worked for 20 years-long as an ad hoc employee, the Bench of Justice Biswanath Rath observed, “The matter of taking out service from the petitioner for long 20 years on a temporary basis in the presence of a clear vacancy in the post of Peon amounts to exploitation of employee.” Facts in brief The Petitioner was engaged on 10th September 2001, as a Night Watcher-cum-Peon, however, he worked in the office of the child development project officer (CDPO), as a peon since 1990. Thereafter, he moved High Court seeking direction for regularisation of his service. His lawyer submitted that he had been in service for more than 30 years on a temporary basis. Pursuant to this, the Court noted that he had been working as a night watchman-cum-peon on a temporary basis since 2001, while a regular post of peon had remained vacant. Court’s directions Taking into account Apex Court’s rulings in the cases of Secretary State of Karnataka and Others Vrs. Umadevi and Others (2006) 4 SCC 1 and State of Karnataka & others Vrs. M.L. Kesari & others, involving SLP(C) No.15774 of 2006, the Court observed that taking his services for 20 years amounts to exploitation. Further, taking into consideration that there was one vacant post in the position of Peon in the particular establishment, the Court directed the Child Development Project Officer, Kakatpur, “To take a decision to regularize the petitioner in the vacant post of Peon by completing the entire exercise within a period of six weeks from the date of communication of the order.” The Court further directed that the petitioner, who had already completed more than 20 years long as an ad hoc employee, be considered for grant of appropriate pension. With the above observation and direction, the writ petition stood disposed of. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story