Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

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Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Threat to DRC journalists who cover measures to combat Ebola

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence to go further News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Health workers carry out the body of a patient with unconfirmed Ebola virus on August 22, 2018 in Mangina, near Beni, in the North Kivu. John WESSELS / AFP News More than 2,000 people have been killed by the Ebola virus in the northeast of the DRC but they are not its only victims. Coverage of the measures being taken to combat the epidemic is also taking its toll on the media.Following Papy Mahamba Mumbere’s murder in Mambasa, in the northeastern province of Ituri, on 2 November, just hours after hosting a programme about anti-Ebola measures, his radio station, Radio Communautaire de Lwemba, suspended broadcasting and its six other journalists fled to avoid the same fate.One of the journalists reported in a statement that the station’s manager had narrowly avoided two abduction attempts and that his home had been set on fire.In recent months, RSF has registered more than a dozen cases of intimidation, including messages, anonymous phone calls and leaflets, targeting journalists and media that either broadcast messages about combatting Ebola or covered the anti-Ebola campaign.When a Cameroonian doctor with the World Health Organization was murdered in April at a hospital in Butembo, in the northeastern province of Nord-Kivu, leaflets distributed in the town promised the “extermination” of all medical personnel combatting the epidemic and the radio stations that broadcast their messages. Kalebu Segwane, a journalist with Radio Évangélique de Butembo who received one of the leaflets, told RSF that he has changed his place of residence several times because of death threats from members of his community or from armed militias hostile to the measures taken to combat the epidemic.“We live in fear,” the manager of a community radio station in Ituri told RSF, reporting that the presenter of his station’s programme about Ebola had just received texts from a militia chief. “I don’t know if he will have the courage to present his programme this evening.”“The murder of a journalist, the first in the DRC since 2016, must serve as a lesson,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “In view of the scale of the threats against Congolese journalists and media covering Ebola, the authorities must take whatever security measures are necessary to prevent another tragedy and must conduct an investigation to identify those responsible for the murder and the threats. We also call for the creation of a national mechanism for the protection and safety of journalists.”At a meeting with Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi in Paris on 12 November, RSF and its Congolese partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED), urged him to lose no time in creating a network of focal points in government agencies and ministries concerned with press freedom, as a first step in establishing a mechanism designed to ensure monitoring at the highest level and a rapid response to violations, in order to reinforce protection for journalists and to combat impunity.During this meeting, President Tshisekedi expressed a readiness to establish a moratorium on preventive detention of journalists under the 1996 press law pending its revision. During a visit to Kinshasa from 14 to 18 October, RSF joined JED in calling on the authorities to prioritize revision of this obsolete and oppressive law, which protects those who bring lawsuits and exposes to journalists to draconian sanctions. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Since a radio presenter’s murder two weeks ago in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, people are readier to talk and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has documented a dozen cases of attacks and threats against journalists and media in connection with the Ebola epidemic. The authorities must do what is necessary to protect them, RSF said. News The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Receive email alerts February 18, 2021 Find out more November 15, 2019 Threat to DRC journalists who cover measures to combat Ebola News February 24, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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A new sensation at Dochas Limerick

first_imgFacebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cian Meaney playing in the new sensory room at Dochas Limerick. Picture: Cian ReinhardtA NEW centre for children with autism and their families was officially opened amid great celebration this week by Dochas Limerick.Cian Meaney playing in the new sensory room at Dochas Limerick. Picture: Cian ReinhardtDóchas officially opened their building at 14 Parnell Street Limerick and renamed it the John Ryan Resource Centre for Autism in honour of a past member who had worked tirelessly for the group over the years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They also unveiled their new sensory room for children and young adults with Autism. The room was funded by the generosity of members, and various groups who fundraise on their behalf.Sensory ‘breaks’ are hugely beneficial for people with autism, helping them to deal calmly when their environment impinges to the point of overload.Said Pamela Downes from Dochas Limerick, “the room is a fantastic resource. It’s such a calm place for children and their parents and for young adults who can go in there alone as well”.The sensory room features tiny houses filled with textures and textiles, an infinity tunnel, a projection screen for films and fish swimming calmly.Dochas Limerick currently caters for more than 40 families affected by autism and the organisation has ambitious plans, now that it has moved to a new and more suitable premises.“We’re working on having a gaming room, a dedicated cinema and chill room and a music therapy room, all down the line,” said Pamela.Dochas’ role is to ensure that the best and most appropriate support, practical help and knowledge is made available to families of all people with Autism. The organisation is responsible for Red Hill School in Patrickswell being set up, and various respites.Autism is a life-long condition that inhibits social skills and affects the ability to communicate. It is known as a developmental disorder, i.e. it’s not usually obvious at birth but emerges as a child grows and develops. Print NewsA new sensation at Dochas LimerickBy Bernie English – June 23, 2017 2647 WhatsApp Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Twitter Previous articleSoldier dies at Limerick barracksNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Limerick Post Show | Dóchas – Mid West Autism Support Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Linkedin Survey says suicidal are being failed Email Call for marathon runners to support GROW TAGSdochasDóchas Centresensory roomsupport Help our little hero plealast_img read more

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Recruitee og Sympa slår seg sammen for å forme fremtidens HR-teknologi

first_img Previous articleRecruitee and Sympa Join Forces to Shape the Future of HR TechnologyNext articleGilbert J. Carrara Joins Boyden as a Managing Partner in the United States Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Recruitee og Sympa slår seg sammen for å forme fremtidens HR-teknologi Facebook Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

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Pension schemes at a glance

first_imgWith changes in retirement ages and retaining older staff firmly on theagenda, pension benefits must be handled carefully. Peter Dickinson highlightsthe key issues for the successful management of occupational pension schemesWhile pension legislation has always been highly complex, managing a pensionfund is increasingly onerous. Recent developments in IT coupled with a growinginterest by pension scheme members – and their lawyers – means 100 per centaccuracy is demanded at all times. The pressures on HR managers and trusteescan be further intensified if the firm’s management controls are inadequate orthe employer is not interested in staff pension management. The catalysts for change Internet/intranet technology Communication through this medium, stimulatedby stakeholder pensions, is becoming widespread. For example, members can nowaccess their personal accounts for transaction purposes or to find out aboutbenefits. The Turnbull Report Published September 1999, it was aimed initiallyat quoted companies, but has implications for occupational pensions schemes. Itemphasises: – The value of a risk-based approach to create and review internal controlsystems – Financial controls alone are insufficient – The need to set business targets to be achieved within specified timeframes – Identification of associated risks – Risk management techniques to be improved The Myners Report Published March 2001, it singles out the followingpoints: – Perceived lack of investment awareness by trustees generally – Need for effective decision-making structures within pension schemes – Effective division of time by trustees between their variousresponsibilities – Trustees having the “right mix of skills and experiencecollectively” – Whether the scheme’s control environment is “fit for its intendedpurpose” (echoing Turnbull) Myners also highlights the need for trustee training and recommends thatsponsoring companies ensure trustees have sufficient “in-house”support staff. FRS 17 This financial reporting standard essentially requirescompanies that sponsor defined benefit (final salary) schemes to include ascheme’s actuarial surplus or deficit in their audited financial statements.The surplus (or deficit) has to be updated annually on a market value basis.The standard started being phased in over two years in June 2001 and will meancorporate managers putting pressure on trustees to minimise any negative impacton the company’s financial results. Against the above developments, HR managers and trustees should focus on: – Developing a coherent management structure – Creation of a good governance culture (regarding regulatory compliance) – Provision of clear objectives – Investment portfolio structure, management and custody – Administration controls and performance measures – Communication between employer, trustees and third parties – Financial controls – Identification and assessment of management risks associated with the setobjectives and adaptation of management structures to control risks Trustees’ key duties Despite pressures arising from economic developments, trustees’ generalduties remain constant. They must therefore act: – In accordance with the trust deed, rules of the scheme and statutoryrequirements – Prudently, honestly and with the utmost good faith – In the interests of members as a whole, taking a fair balance betweenparties They must also: – Take advice on technical matters – Invest funds in accordance with status objectives With today’s emphasis on “real-time” accuracy, penalties forerrors can be severe. Training for trustees and staff is vital. Penalties and pitfalls Even if trustees are very careful, they can be in breach of any one of thehundreds of statutory regulations. This situation is not helped by the factthat actuaries, auditors and certain other advisers can “whistleblow”to the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (Opra), with or withouttrustees’ knowledge. Breaking the rules can incur statutory penalties, ranging from fines fortrustees and employers, to disqualification and even imprisonment. Of moreconcern is Opra’s recently stated policy of publicly naming and shamingtrustees and employers whom it has penalised for infringements. HR departments must also be aware of the need to constantly update the adminrecords and the growing impact of case law. Against this background, trustees should undertake a “regulatorycompliance” audit, concentrating on: – Calculation and timing of contribution payments by the employer – Timely investment of contributions – Application of performance standards for completion of benefitcalculations and payments – Completion of annual audited accounts – Appointment and subsequent supervision of statutory advisers – Custody, security and management of investments – Dispute resolution procedures Outsourcing administration Smaller pension schemes frequently outsource all their activities, whereasthe medium/large schemes usually outsource on a specific basis. For any scheme, it is critical that the employer’s management controlsystems deliver accurate data to tight timescales. In particular, trusteesshould ensure that: – Services provided by the employer and associated timescales are defined(even if at “no cost” to the scheme) – Employer systems are secure and that “ownership” of membershipand financial records is clearly defined – Disaster recovery and contingency plans operated by the scheme’smembership and financial records – They have recourse against the employer for actions taken by staff whichmay be detrimental to the scheme eg fraud, negligence – They have access to employer’s internal control reports covering payroll,personnel and cash management In respect of relationships with independent third parties, trustees shouldensure: – A management agreement exists – Clear objectives and operating performance standards are agreed – A stable and documented control environment exists (ie operating manuals) – The third party is technically competent and can provide both detailed andstrategic advice if required – The third party’s software systems are “industry compatible” External consultants Getting the best from an external consultant relies on communication andteamwork, involving a three-way relationship between trustees, employer’smanagement and the consultant. Too often trustees delegate, then relax, creating a vacuum in which nothingdevelops. This can be avoided by having: – A clear management structure and defined roles for individuals – Trustees with specific responsibility for day-to-day liaison/progresschasing – Structured trustee meetings with a pre-set annual timetable – An educational programme allowing trustees to gain necessary understandingof strategic and practical issues Conclusion Teamwork is the key to successful pension scheme management. A balancedtrustee board should include responsible members with specific experience in: – Internal controls, risk management and general co-ordination – Investment structures, management and administration – Human resources management – Financial reporting Peter Dickinson is a partner specialising in pensions administration atSmith & Williamson Tel: 01483 407100 e-mail: [email protected] Pension schemes at a glanceOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. 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People

first_imgPeopleOn 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Being pigeonholed is not something that The Transformation Partnership’s newdirector Lynda Hatcher really has to worry about. The many facets of her personal life make sure that she simply can’t bestereotyped, as she explains: “I’m the mother of twins, enjoy swimmingregularly and I’m also a Radio 4 fanatic. I still enjoy nightclubbing and Iguess that makes me pretty hard to pigeonhole.” The new HRconsultancy works to improve people processes to ensureorganisational transformation is effective and will draw on Hatcher’s HRexperience from several companies including WHSmith Group, L’Oréal and theBritish Medical Association. Hatcher, who is an MCIPD with a degree in Economics, believes that the roleof HR is shifting and she enjoys the strategic aspect of the profession. “HR gives you the opportunity to see across the business in a way thatfew other careers can offer.I like being in a function which is probably on thecusp of transforming itself,” she says. In her new role, she will be responsible for organisational change and thegeneral HR strategy alignment. “I hope to be successful in businessdevelopment and in ensuring the people aspects of change are taken fully onboard. I also hope to see more HR functions moving from being transactional,into driving business change,” she says. She joins from Britannic Assurance where she worked on a major change anddownsizing programme and helped devise HR strategy and policy. CV2001 HR director, The Transformation Partnership1998 HR and change manager, Britannic Assurance1997 Principal consultant, KPMG1994 Head of HR, British Gas Energy CentresOn the moveJames Reed has joined TaylorWoodrow’s construction business as HR director. Reed was previously HR managerwith the BOC Group where he was responsible for the provision of acomprehensive HR service across the distribution services division. He has over16 years’ HR experience in various sectors and in his new role will be a keymember of the management team. His brief is to improve internal customerservice by modernising the HR service. There will be an immediate focus onresource and succession planning as well as change management practices.Automotive firm North Eastern Tyreand Exhausts has appointed Michelle Bellerby as its new HR manager. Bellerbyhas a degree in HR from Teesside University and a GNVQ in Business and Finance.She is also CIPD qualified. She will have responsibility for training, internalassessments and staff inductions. She will also deal with employment law issues.The General Dental Council hasrecruited Paul Coleman as a personnel manager. Coleman, who is CIPD qualified,joins the organisation from Thurrock Council, Essex. In his previous job, heprovided a range of HR services to schools and departments of the educationauthority. His new role will include responsibility for the operational HRfunction as well as training and development. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/14/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Angels at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m., postponedAMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 5 NY Yankees 2Boston 4 Baltimore 0Tampa Bay 8 Toronto 4Minnesota 6 Detroit 4Kansas City 9 Cleveland 8Texas 8 Oakland 7Houston 3 Seattle 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 3 Miami 1, 14 InningsPittsburgh 4 Washington 3Colorado 4 San Francisco 0LA Dodgers 7 Milwaukee 1Arizona 8 San Diego 4St. Louis 9 Cincinnati 5Atlanta 7 NY Mets 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston 84 Indiana 74Portland 104 Oklahoma City 99Milwaukee 121 Detroit 86Houston 122 Utah 90NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSNY Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 1Columbus 3 Tampa Bay 1Winnipeg 6 St. Louis 3Vegas 6 San Jose 3MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York 2 Kansas City 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/14/19center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Trading Standards backs TPO stance on portal juggling

first_imgHome » News » Trading Standards backs TPO stance on portal juggling previous nextRegulation & LawTrading Standards backs TPO stance on portal jugglingAgents caught re-lising properties to make them appear new are likey to face censure and enforcement actionNigel Lewis29th September 20160776 Views The National Trading Standards Agency Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has waded into the issue of portal juggling with a resounding thumbs up for The Property Ombudsman’s imminent changes to its guidance.James Munro, who leads the NTSEAT, today said that he welcomed the TPO’s new guidance, which will be published on Saturday. It is likely to prevent TPO member agents from misleading consumers by removing and re-listing homes on property portals, enabling them to hide price cuts and make properties appear new to the market when they are not.Munro said he believes many agents do this to “manipulate sales figures” and that the new TPO guidelines could, he says, “lead to a ruling by the Ombudsman and also referral to enforcement agencies such as NTSEAT and local trading standards authorities”.“Such referrals could lead to prohibition orders or prosecution,” he added, and that “we will continue to work closely with industries bodies to stop this unfair practice, which misleads prospective homebuyers and harms honest estate agents who conduct their business in a fair and professional way.”One agent The Negotiator spoke to, who wished to remain anonymous, pointed out that although “unscrupulous”, it was a practice created in part by the property portals. The practice of revealing previous price reductions, pioneered by Zoopla and subsequently taken up by Rightmove (but eschewed by OnTheMarket) have, they said, “unwittingly helped created a problem that did not exist before the portals started doing this”.NTSEAT ‘portal juggling’ The Property Ombudsman TPO Trading Standards September 29, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Online agent YOPA investigated again by advertising watchdog

first_imgOnline agent YOPA has been investigated by the advertising watchdog just two weeks after being reported for potentially misleading claims on its website.Yopa’s foundersThis time the London-based sales and lettings agency was reported by a member of the public for a mailshot sent to them that advertised its sales service but, they claimed, wasn’t clearly marked as marketing material.After being approached by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), YOPA has now promised not to repeat the mailshot and that future advertising of this kind would be clearly marked as such in future.YOPA has been reported five times since it started two years ago including three times this year and once in 2016 and 2015 all of which have been informally resolved, although this hasn’t deterred investors – both Savills and LSL have put substantial amounts of money into the firm.Online agentsAmong the online agents, Emoov leads the pack for complaints to the ASA with ten referred to the watchdog so far including two serious complaints, one of which was upheld and another upheld in part, and eight informally resolved cases.Not far behind it is Purplebricks, which has had been referred to the ASA nine times including five serious complaints upheld against it, and four informally resolved.HouseSimple and Hatched have each been reported seven times. HouseSimple has so far attracted four serious complaints all of which were upheld or upheld in part, and three informally resolved cases.Hatched has been reported five times for serious breaches, four of which were upheld, and two informally resolved cases. EasyProperty, which has been relatively light on the marketing and advertising front, has only been reported once, as has Sarah Beeny’s Tepilo, while EweMove so far has a clean sheet.Hatched HouseSimple Purplebricks advertising standards authority ASA easyProperty.com YOPA December 6, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Online agent YOPA investigated again by advertising watchdog previous nextRegulation & LawOnline agent YOPA investigated again by advertising watchdogIt’s the fifth time the agency has been reported to the ASA, but it’s not got the worst record, research by The Negotiator reveals.Nigel Lewis6th December 201702,097 Viewslast_img read more

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