Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd May 2021, is US$12.92K (KES1.4M). An average of US$1.08K (KES116.38K) per month.Limuru Tea PLC Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
CopyHouses•Peru 2013 Houses Peru photographs: Fernando BarranzuelaPhotographs: Fernando BarranzuelaDesign Team:Miguel Seminario, Yvonn JhongArchitects In Charge:Roberto Riofrío Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo GrañaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando BarranzuelaRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Divider – Partition Wall CELLONWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The house is located in northern Peru, near the equator, in the city of Piura. Intense heat is an important factor when designing for this area. This particular external characteristic impacts how the home’s inhabitants use conventional spaces.Save this picture!First Floor PlanWe observe that the terrace is the most important social environment so we made it the protagonist of the design by moving its location to the center of the house. The entrance of the house invites you right back outside by leading you to the terrace, and as an afterthought the garden and pool. You can find the more traditional living room and dining rooms on the flanks of the terrace, as if containing it.Save this picture!© Fernando BarranzuelaThe house juxtaposes the image of a massive volumetric block with interior spaces that are more open and luminous. Together, they create increased privacy, maintaining and maximizing intimacy for the family and their daily activities. This effect is best noticed when walking from the courtyard entrance into the vaulted ceiling entranceway.Save this picture!© Fernando BarranzuelaThe various materials used—from exposed brick to impacted cement and natural stone—marries rustic design with ‘strong’ volumetric figures and clean lines. These materials also serve to highlight the introverted personality of the design. Finally, we maximized airflow and ventilation into the various wings of the house and minimized direct.Project gallerySee allShow less”Casa Futebol” Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil’s StadiumsMiscModern Masters Of Materiality: An Interview With Australia’s Tonkin Zulaikha GreerArticles Share Year: Save this picture!© Fernando Barranzuela+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523287/house-lb-piura-riofrio-rodrigo-arquitectos Clipboard House LB Piura / Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos Architects: Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: House LB Piura / Riofrio+Rodrigo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse LB Piura / Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523287/house-lb-piura-riofrio-rodrigo-arquitectos Clipboard 2013 CopyAbout this officeRiofrio+Rodrigo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPeruPublished on July 10, 2014Cite: “House LB Piura / Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos” 10 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Receive email alerts RSF urges UK parliament to reject menacing “Snoopers’ Charter” News November 8, 2016 RSF urges Prince Charles to raise press freedom during Gulf states visit RSF_en United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression RSF condemns the UK’s seizure of Syrian journalist’s passport News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on United Kingdom News His Royal Highness the Prince of WalesClarence HouseLondonSW1A 1BA8 November 2016Sir,I am writing on behalf of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regarding your visit to Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. We have serious concerns about the press freedom situation in each of these three countries, and ask that you take the opportunity to raise these worrying issues during your visit.Of the three countries, Bahrain has the worst press freedom record, with a ranking of 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. The King of Bahrain, Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa, has been a ‘predator of press freedom’ since 1999, and was included again on RSF’s list of predators published to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November.At least 12 journalists and citizen journalists are currently jailed in Bahrain. Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains detained, facing up to 15 years’ imprisonment for comments he made on Twitter. Blogger Abduljalil al-Singace, jailed since 2010, is serving a life sentence for allegedly planning to topple the regime. Nazeeha Saeed, a correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France24, has been charged with unlawfully working for international media, and faces serious jail time if convicted.In Oman, security services have been systematically targeting journalists, human rights defenders, and online activists. Three Azamn newspaper journalists, Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Youssef Al-Haj, and Zaher Al-Abri, were sentenced to serious jail time in September by the first-instance court. They were conditionally released pending their appellate hearing, which is expected on 17 November. Two of the last vestiges of Omani independent media have recently closed: Azamn newspaper in August, followed by Al Balad newspaper at the end of October. Oman is currently ranked 125th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.In the UAE, many citizen journalists and activists remain jailed following the ‘UAE 94’ trial in 2013, during which a total of 94 defendants were sentenced on politically motivated charges of establishing an organisation that aimed to overthrow the government. Among them are bloggers Osama Najjar and Waleed Al-Shehhi. The UAE is ranked 119th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.We urge you to take the opportunity to raise these cases and the overall restrictive press freedom climates in these three countries at the highest possible level during your visit. Thank you for your attention to these serious concerns.Sincerely yours,Christophe DeloireSecretary GeneralReporters Without Borders (RSF) September 27, 2016 Find out more October 27, 2016 Find out more to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information News RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau September 27, 2016 Find out more
Journalists interviewed by Reporters Without Borders have confirmed that they have been under surveillance for several days by the national secret services (l’Agence nationale de renseignements, ANR), after producing a report for the BBC in which residents of N’Djamena expressed favour for the FUC rebels. Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reporters Without Borders has learned from the deputy prime minister of human rights, Abderamane Djasnabaille, that FM Liberté journalist and special envoy for the city of Mongo, Eliakim Vanambyl, for whom there was no news since 11 April 2006, has been found safe and sound. Arrested by a unit of United Front for Change (FUC) rebels when they entered the city, Vanambyl was found on 15 April at the home of the Guéra regional secretary general. The minister also explained that signals were crossed between the head of Liberté FM and the secretary general, before they could find a way to allow the journalist to return to N’Djamena in the coming days. December 1, 2020 Find out more However, Reporters Without Borders condemns the brutal treatment of BBC correspondent René Dillah Yombirim, severely beaten by soldiers before he was released several hours later. Public radio journalist and French service correspondent for the BBC, Yombirim was arrested by members of the presidential guard on 15 April at 9:15 a.m. (local time) on a street in N’Djamena, according to witnesses. to go further Reports Follow the news on Chad The precise details of this brief disappearance are not yet known. Interrogated by Reporters Without Borders in the course of recent days, several FUC commanders stationed in Mongo on 11 April made it known that they would not release any information about the journalist. They did assure RSF that a missing persons search had been launched. November 27, 2020 Find out more April 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 BBC correspondent beaten and questioned by soldiers; special envoy from Radio FM Liberté in Mongo found safe and sound News News Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information He was attacked by several soldiers who descended from an all-terrain pick-up truck while he was interviewing residents of Moursal neighbourhood, south of the capital, N’Djamena. He was given a beating and taken by force to an unknown destination before being released early in the afternoon. He suffered multiple bruises and four broken teeth. RSF_en Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica ChadAfrica News October 7, 2020 Find out more
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Help by sharing this information Events CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held its annual Press Freedom Awards in London for the first time ever on 8 November 2018.The three international awards for Courage, Impact, and Independence went to Swati Chaturvedi from India, Matthew Caruana Galizia from Malta, and Inday Espina-Varona from the Philippines.A special ‘L’esprit de RSF’ prize created for the UK media to mark London’s hosting of the prestigious Press Freedom Awards was awarded to The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr for her investigations into Brexit campaign funding. Every year I am astounded by the quality and passion of journalists around the world who put their safety at risk in pursuit of the truth, and it is an honour to be able to highlight the work of these courageous individuals.“ We hope that this recognition will offer them vital support and protection as they carry on their important work in the face of growing pressure against independent media in their home countries,” said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.“Two years after the opening of RSF’s UK bureau, we were delighted to be able to hold this globally important event here in London for the first time. London’s media and press freedom communities coming together to celebrate the work of these courageous individuals reinforces the fact that Britain cares deeply about these values, and shows the world’s press freedom predators that we will take a stand for our colleagues wherever they are at risk,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.Established in 1992, previous winners of RSF’s Press Freedom Awards include the renowned late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, courageous Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, and embattled Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet.This year’s awards were selected by a high-profile international jury, including notable figures such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and Chinese activist Wu’er Kaixi – both RSF emeritus board members – as well as RSF President Pierre Haski. RSF’s UK advisory board – including Fleet Street legend Eve Pollard, former Director of BBC News James Harding, Channel 4 News Anchor Jon Snow, and media commentator Roy Greenslade – selected the winner of the special ‘L’esprit de RSF’ prize.RSF 2018 PRESS FREEDOM AWARD WINNERSThe Prize for Courage: Swati Chaturvedi, IndiaThe Prize for Courage is awarded to journalists, media or NGOs who demonstrate courage in the practice, defence or promotion of journalism in a hostile environment and despite threats to their freedom or safety.A freelance reporter for print and broadcast media, Swati Chaturvedi has been the target of vicious online harassment campaigns, like many other outspoken journalists in India. She responded by using journalistic weapons, investigating the “IT cell” within the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Hindu nationalist party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is notorious for keeping an army of angry trolls. The result was a book entitled I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army. In retaliation for her reporting, Swati Chaturvedi is now even more exposed to calls for revenge by social media trolls.The Prize for Impact: Matthew Caruana Galizia, MaltaThe Prize for Impact is awarded to journalists, media or NGOs whose work has led to concrete improvement in journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism, or to an increase in awareness of these matters.A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and software engineer, Matthew Caruana Galizia worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for five years, where he co-founded its Data and Research Unit. He left the ICIJ in 2018 to focus on the case of his mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia, herself an investigative journalist who was assassinated by a car bomb near her home in Malta in October 2017. He has worked tirelessly to obtain justice for his mother’s murder and for the crimes she exposed, to galvanise the international community, and to hold the Maltese authorities to account.The Prize for Independence: Inday Espina-Varona, Philippines The Prize for Independence is awarded to journalists, media or NGOs for resisting pressure (including financial, political, economic or religious pressure) or because of the values and rules that enable them to resist.A veteran journalist who is very active on social networks, Inday Espina-Varona is now a contributing editor at the Philippine broadcast network ABS-CBN, where she formerly ran its citizen journalism website Bayan Mo i-Patrol Mo (BMPM). Over the years, she has reported extensively on issues that are sensitive in the Philippines, such as child prostitution, violence against women, LGBT issues and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on the island of Mindanao. In June 2018, Espina-Varona took over as the head of #BabaeAko (“Me, a woman” in Tagalog), a social media campaign that informs and mobilises the public on women’s rights issues in response to Duterte’s many misogynistic comments and attacks on women.L’Esprit de RSF: Carole Cadwalladr’L’esprit de RSF’ is a special prize created this year to honour a UK journalist, media organisation, or NGO, that has demonstrated exceptional courage, achieved tremendous impact, or shown independence in the face of significant pressure. The nominees have met the criteria for one of the other awards categories (‘Courage’, ‘Impact’, or ‘Independence’), embodying the spirit of RSF in their work in the UK or on behalf of a UK media organisation or NGO abroad.An award-winning reporter for The Guardian and The Observer, Carole Cadwalladr’s reporting on the manipulation and subversion of democratic processes in the US and UK resulted in the exposure of the role of Cambridge Analytica and its satellite AggregateIQ in the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Cadwalladr’s investigation found that the data analytics firm that worked with Trump’s election team in the US and the Leave campaign in the UK harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest-ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software programme to predict and influence choice at the ballot box. She continues to face pressure and harassment in backlash for her reporting. The Prize for Impact was awarded to Matthew Caruana Galizia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maltese journalist and activist whose mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assassinated in 2017 following her investigations into corruption. November 7, 2018 – Updated on November 8, 2018 Journalists from Malta, India, the Philippines and the UK honoured at Reporters Without Borders’ 2018 Press Freedom Awards London 08.11.18. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) honoured journalists from India, Malta, the Philippines, and the UK at its 2018 Press Freedom Awards this evening.The prestigious annual awards ceremony, held in London for the first time ever this year, was presented by Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News’ Chief International Correspondent, and biographer of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria in 2012.Other noteworthy participants who spoke at the awards included BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, former RSF award winners Can Dundar and Zaina Erhaim, Chinese dissident activist Wu’er Kaixi, Fleet Street legend Eve Pollard, and media commentator Roy Greenslade. The ceremony highlighted the importance of press freedom and safety of journalists, especially in the wake of the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Prize for Courage was awarded to Swati Chaturvedi, the Indian journalist and author of the book “I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army.” NDTV columnist Chaturvedi has been the target of vicious online harassment campaigns, like many other outspoken journalists in India. News The Prize for Independence went to veteran journalist Inday Espina-Varona from the Philippines, for her extensive reporting on sensitive issues and her marshaling of the #BabaeAko campaign, the Filipino equivalent of #MeToo that is fighting back against the misogyny of the Duterte regime. Events CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression A special ‘L’Esprit de RSF’ Prize was also created for the UK media, to mark London’s first-ever hosting of the awards. This went to The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr for her investigations into the subversion of democratic processes in the US and UK, which exposed the role of Cambridge Analytica in the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Organisation
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosures manhattan New York property shark Queens Staten Island The Bronx Foreclosures manhattan New York property shark Queens Staten Island The Bronx 2019-01-07 Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosures in the Big Apple Subscribe Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha First-time foreclosure cases decreased quarter-over-quarter across New York in 2018, according to Property Shark’s Q42018 report on foreclosures in the Big Apple. The report indicated that across all New York boroughs 720 homes “hit the auction block for the first time.” This is a 14 percent year-over-year decrease, with lis pendens cases also declining by 16 percent during this period.The only exception was Queens, which saw an 8 percent year-over-year increase in foreclosures during the quarter. The borough saw 252 first-time foreclosure cases during the quarter. However, on a quarter-over-quarter basis, Queens saw a 17 percent drop compared to Q32018.On a quarter-over-quarter basis, first-time cases in Staten Island increased by 269 percent, the report said, “due to the very limited number of foreclosures that occurred in Q32018.””In Q3, there were only 48 cases registered, while in Q4 177 residential properties were auctioned off” in Staten Island, the report indicated. Year-over-year, the borough saw a decrease of 4 percent in foreclosures.Lis pendens or pre-foreclosure cases are also declining across the city. The report found that such cases had contracted 16 percent year-over-year with 2,113 lis pendens notices registered in the last quarter of 2018. Each borough saw decreases between 7 percent and 29 percent. The only exception, in this case, was Manhattan where pre-foreclosures saw an uptick of 2 percent during the quarter. The largest drop in these cases occurred in the Bronx, declining 29 percent, while most cases were registered in Queens.Despite an uptick in pre-foreclosures, Manhattan saw only 23 homes heading for the auction block in Q42018, compared with the same period last year, when 28 homes were in foreclosure in this area. The borough, according to the report, continues to remain stable in terms of foreclosures with “first-time cases constantly hovering around 20 and 30 over the last couple of quarters.”The Bronx saw the steepest drop in residential foreclosures with the number of cases dropping to more than half in Q42018, compared with the same period last year. The borough also registered the steepest quarter-over-quarter decrease in foreclosures among all five areas with the decline pegged at 36 percent by Property Shark.Click here to read the full report. Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Homeowners Feel the Shutdown’s Impact Next: Examining Home Pricing & Market Trends Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles January 7, 2019 1,948 Views Foreclosures in the Big Apple Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Update – Police release man arrested during investigation into dissident activity By News Highland – October 14, 2013 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleFoyle Ferry owner says he wants the service to return, but there are no guaranteesNext articleKieran McLaughlins family appeal to him to hand himself in News Highland Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating dissident republican activity have unconditionally released a 44 year old man.The man was arrested yesterday (Mon) morning in the Derry area and was been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.Meanwhile, the cross-border search for a man wanted in connection with the murder of Barry Mc Crory continues on both sides of the border.The PSNI have warned anyone who sees 58 year old Kieran McLaughlin not to approach him, but to contact police immediately.The PSNI believe he crossed the border into Donegal, and over the weekend, gardai surrounded a house in the Burnfoot area on suspicion that Mr Mc Laughlin might have been inside.That operation ended with nothing found, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.35 year old Barry McCrory was shot dead at a flat in Derry’s Shipquay Street on Thursday.