KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2011 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
The Women’s Rugby World Cup will not be up for grabs until 2022 (Getty Images) Rugby World Cup 2021 postponed until 2022This year’s Rugby World Cup is set to be postponed due to Covid-19.World Rugby has made the recommendation to delay the tournament until 2022 and it will be considered by the RWC Board and World Rugby Executive Committee next week (8-9 March).The world’s best women’s players were due to converge on New Zealand in September and October, but the tournament is now expected to be put back until 2022.While this is a recommendation at present, it is highly likely that the RWC Board and World Rugby ExCo will ratify it next week, so we will have to wait until next year to see the best women’s teams in action at the tournament. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS World Rugby recommend that the tournament should be delayed due to Covid-19 England are one of the favourites to lift the World Cup and the RFU’s head of women’s performance Nicky Ponsford said: “We are naturally disappointed but understanding of the decision.“Player welfare has to be prioritised and ensuring teams both qualify on the pitch and can perform to their best at the tournament is also vitally important for the game.” “World Rugby can assure teams, New Zealanders and the global rugby family that the recommendation to postpone the tournament will help to ensure that Rugby World Cup 2021 will be all it can be next year for players, fans and the rugby family – one of the great Rugby World Cups.”It is still to be confirmed but it is likely that the tournament will now be played at the same time – September and October – in 2022.Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup – they are due to play in a European qualifying tournament with Italy, Scotland and Spain – but they are backing the decision.Anthony Eddy, IRFU director of women’s rugby, said: “We’re obviously disappointed. We want to play rugby. The Rugby World Cup deserves every opportunity to showcase the best that our sport has to offer and that’s not possible in the Covid-19 environment.“We have always put player welfare at the heart of everything we do and that’s never been as important as it has over the past 12 months.“We were preparing really well and that will stand to us. We’ll maintain that focus into the 2021 Women’s Six Nations.” 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. There have been ongoing delays to RWC 2021 qualifiers due to the pandemic, with ten teams still competing for the three remaining places and no dates yet for when those fixtures will take place. This week’s lockdown in Auckland also illustrates how quickly things can change at present.Plus, concerns have rightly been raised about how well prepared teams will be for the World Cup given that so few women’s Test matches have been played in the past 12 months and the ongoing disruption to the international calendar ahead of the tournament. The hosts and defending champions New Zealand, for example, haven’t played a Test since 2019.Global travel restrictions and the quarantine requirements for people arriving in New Zealand added further complications. With so many amateur players involved, an additional two weeks’ leave from work can create problems. Plus, there are the costs involved in that many people – players, coaches, medics, tournament staff etc – having to quarantine and who would foot that bill.A World Rugby statement said: “While appreciating the recommendation is extremely disappointing for teams and fans, it has their interests at heart, and gives the tournament the best opportunity to be all it can be for them, all New Zealanders and the global rugby family.“The recommendation is based on the evolution of the uncertain and challenging global Covid-19 landscape. It has become clear in recent discussions with key partners including New Zealand Rugby, the New Zealand Government and participating unions, that, given the scale of the event and the Covid-19 related uncertainties, it is just not possible to deliver the environment for all teams to be the best that they can be on the sport’s greatest stage.“The challenges include uncertainty and the ability for teams to prepare adequately for a Rugby World Cup tournament both before and on arrival in New Zealand, and challenging global travel restrictions.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka City Hall Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGScity council meetingCoronavirusMayor Bryan Nelson Previous articleKey takeaways: Orange County Government’s news conference on 3/26/20Next articleCOVID-19: Go to hospital or recover at home? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From Mayor Bryan Nelson, City of ApopkaDear City Resident,As we continue to monitor the current situation, we wanted to keep you informed about measures we are taking here at City Hall to address the virus while still providing essential services. Specifically, we wanted to address the matter of Council meetings:We are limiting staff attendance to only those presenting an item on the agenda.Any applicant with an item on the agenda, we are asking them to limit their attendance to just one or two people.Anyone from the public wanting to participate in the Public Comment portion or speak on a matter requiring a Public Hearing on the agenda, we are asking them to submit comments in advance of the meeting rather than attend in person if possible. The City Clerk will read the comments into the record. To access the form, please visit: http://www.apopka.net/citycouncilformAnyone from the public wanting to observe the meeting, we ask that you watch the meeting on YouTube rather than attend in person if possible. To watch the meeting, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJKvoQzZuYfgsqrtkpjYLCwAnyone that does attend the Council meeting, we ask that you limit your presence in the chamber to your issue and then leave once your item has been addressed.Every staffer, Council member, and member of the public will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the Chamber.– Mayor Nelson LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSBusinessFloodFlood InsurancefloridaIncreasePremiumsPropertyRatesThe Center Square Previous articleVietnam vets ask Legislature to approve state site for Vietnam POW-MIA memorialNext articleFlorida gas prices surge due to arctic blast in Texas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Up to one million Florida properties could see rates skyrocket in 2021By John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida’s businesses and 6.2 million homeowners are seeing – or will see – double-digit rate increases as high as 45 percent in property insurance premiums as insurers cite ballooning reinsurance costs, “loss creep” from 2017-18 hurricanes, and coastal flooding among factors driving costs.Now comes news that for many Florida property owners, their days of paying federally-subsidized bargain-basement rates for flood insurance may be soon over.According to a 121-page analysis released Monday by First Street Foundation, a Brooklyn-based research nonprofit that assesses climate impacts on property values, more than 1 million of 1.7 million Florida properties covered under National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies are significantly underpriced and could see rates triple beginning under a new system that goes into effect Oct. 1.Flood damage is not covered under standard home insurance policies. The NFIP was created a half-century ago to offer federally subsidized policies to landowners in flood-prone areas with rates set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).FEMA in April will release new NFIP guidelines and risk calculations under its Risk Rating 2.0 initiative that go into effect on Oct. 1.According to First Street Foundation’s analysis, flood insurance rates across vast swaths of Florida don’t reflect actual flood risk, but will under NFIP’s new rating system.First Street’s rate projections span more than 30 years. FEMA caps NFIP rate hikes at 18 percent for most homeowners, but the analysis suggests many Florida homeowners will face years of consecutive increases to bring them “in line with projected risk.”FEMA, however, maintains First Street’s projections are “premature.”“Any entity claiming they can provide insight or comparison to the Risk Rating 2.0 initiative, including premium amounts, is misinformed and setting public expectations not based in fact,” NFIB Executive Director David Maurstad said Monday. “While entities are free to suggest or estimate their opinion of what flood insurance premiums should be, they are offering exactly that — an opinion.”First Street Foundation’s analysis, nevertheless, echoes findings from years of studies that indicate NFIP undercharges for flood insurance. Proponents – and critics – say the subsidy makes it “adversely affordable” for people to insure homes in flood-prone areas.More than one-third of 5 million NFIB policies nationwide cover Florida properties. According to a 2019 report by the Insurance Information Institute (III), 1,728 million Florida policies, including 118,000 for businesses, insured nearly $500 million in property liability.Flood insurance is only mandatory in certain areas for mortgaged property. Although Floridians hold more than a third of NFIP policies, only about 65 percent of Florida homeowners required to buy flood insurance have such policies, according to a recent review of federally-backed mortgages.According to First Street, more than 1 million Florida properties are among the 4.2 million “major flood risk” properties nationwide that would pay 4 1/2-times current NFIB rates to be “properly” insured.First Street’s analysis found more than 400,000 Florida properties in designated flood zones should be paying as much as 380 percent more in premiums to cover actual risk and that as many as 400,000 other Florida homeowners should be included in flood zones.About 20 percent of Florida NFIB policies are in Miami-Dade County where the average annual NFIP premium in the city of Miami is $1,069. Using First Street’s flood factor tool, the “proper” price is about $1,500.At First Street’s projections, today’s $1,500 flood insurance policy will be $10,000 “in today’s dollars” in 30 years will have a dramatic impact on property values.“When you have dramatic increases like that you have a drop in value because the cost of ownership goes up,” First Street Founder/ Executive Director Matthew Eby said. “Flood risk brings with it real and potentially devastating financial impacts that aren’t being priced into the market.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Chris Stokes washes mud off his hands in the flooded parking lot of his father’s convenience store as he cleans up the damage from Hurricane Irma in Everglades City, Fla. Coverage for hurricanes, essentially, insurance for losses from wind and rain, can be difficult to get and/or expensive if a business is located in a coastal area where storms are common. In Florida, for example, some insurers won’t sell policies. And flooding that frequently accompanies a hurricane is not included in a standard business policy. AP Photo/David Goldman, File Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
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Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information Organisation “There is an urgent need not only to recognise the refugee status of journalists in your country seeking asylum but also to facilitate procedures for protected entry and emergency resettlement” Reporters Without Borders said. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News The European governments cannot claim to be building a “Europe of asylum” as long as people seeking protection are denied access to European territory, Reporters Without Borders said. How can they defend the fact that, despite tangible evidence of threats and dangers, some journalists spend years living in refugee camps or hiding in cities where their safety is not guaranteed? The two-day ministerial conference is due to begin in Paris on 8 September. The negotiations on asylum police are supposed to conclude in October when the European Council is to adopt a European Pact on Immigration and Asylum. Reporters Without Borders has helped more than 160 refugee journalists since the start of 2007 and estimates that around 100 journalists are currently waiting to be given protection. Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News September 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU asylum ministers asked to do more for refugee journalists News June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders has written to the 27 European Union ministers responsible for asylum policy ahead of this week’s “Building a Europe of Asylum” ministerial conference in Paris, asking them to do more to protect the dozens of journalists and free speech activists who are forced into exile each year to escape reprisals by governments or non-state groups.“The current situation is dramatic and most journalists seeking asylum – who mainly come from Eritrea, Iran, Iraq or Sri Lanka – have difficulty finding refuge,” the letter says. “The long waits in the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the almost systematic refusal of western embassies to grant them visas force the great majority to risk their lives by resorting to illegal immigration methods.“For this reason, there is an urgent need not only to recognise the refugee status of journalists in your country seeking asylum but also to facilitate procedures for protected entry and emergency resettlement.” Receive email alerts
64 patients waiting for beds in UHL University Hospital LimerickTROLLEY figures for people who had been admitted to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) but had no in-hospital beds soared to an all-time high this week with an official figure of 81 people on trolleys on Wednesday and 72 on Monday.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan commented that the Monday figure was more than nine Dublin hospitals combine.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of the Wednesday numbers, he said, “81 people on trolleys were recorded at the INMO count at 8am this morning, but this had already climbed to 92 people before midday.“This is absolutely appalling. This is the highest ever recorded at UHL. It is a shocking indictment of this government’s health policy.“Patients and their families are being packed into this hospital like sardines, and nurses and doctors are being forced to treat sick patients on corridors and work in a dangerously overcrowded environment.“No patient should have to be treated on a hospital trolley when they are at their sickest, let alone 92 people already today. I have been informed that patients are waiting days to get a hospital bed.“Last Friday, Ward 1A at UHL was closed to facilitate building works at the fracture unit. This ward has 17 inpatient beds. We simply cannot afford any closure of beds at UHL. We need substantially more beds to be opened immediately.The INMO’s Industrial Relations Officer in Limerick, Mary Fogarty, who is attending meetings at UHL today said:“Staff and patients are under intolerable pressure in Limerick today. This is the worst-ever figure we’ve recorded in an Irish hospital.“This comes less than a week after a 17-bed ward in UHL was shut. The beds that have been closed in UHL need to be reopened immediately.“We are calling on the Minister to intervene and deal with the chronic overcrowding in the hospital as an urgent matter of patient and staff safety.”The INMO has launched a petition, calling for the closed ward to be reopened and for bed capacity and staffing to be increased: https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/reopen-the-closed-beds-in-university-hospital-limerickIn a statement, the UL Hospitals Group said it “sincerely regrets that any patient has to face long waits in our Emergency Department (ED) during busy periods and any distress or inconvenience this causes to patients and their loved ones.“The ED at UHL is one of the busiest in the country and the numbers presenting continue to increase year on year. Attendances to the end of December 2018 were 71,824 representing an increase of over 6 per cent on 2017.“The Emergency Department has been exceptionally busy in recent days with high numbers of patients presenting, including many frail elderly patients with complex medical conditions. In the 24 hours up to midnight on Monday, there were a total of 239 attendances in the ED.“At 8am on Tuesday, April 2nd, there were in excess of 100 patients in the ED, including 39 admitted patients waiting for a bed. In addition, there were a further 13 patients appropriately isolated in single rooms within the ED. A shortage of appropriate isolation facilities elsewhere in the hospital makes this the best solution for proper infection prevention and control and in the interests of all patients. Patients requiring isolation facilities will also be transferred to a ward as soon as an appropriate room is available.“While patients still face delays in the new ED, it provides for a much improved patient experience compared to the old department and has resulted in improved patient outcomes; allowing for earlier diagnostics and treatment of the sickest patients, better isolation facilities, improved pathways for major trauma/critical care and quicker door-to-needle times for stroke patients.“UL Hospitals Group notes the commentary in recent days in respect of the closure of the 17-bedded Medical Short Stay Ward 1A and again points out that 22 beds have opened elsewhere in the hospital in recent weeks. The space occupied by 1A is being converted into a new acute fracture unit.“This is in accordance with the overall plan to redesignate the space occupied by the old Emergency Department at UHL. This will have a significant benefit for patients attending our busy fracture clinic in terms of reduced wait times and improved patient experience. After the old ED was vacated, the Medical Short Stay Unit opened on a temporary basis and this will shortly be converted to a fracture unit in accordance with the plan. The Group is looking forward to improving the experience of orthopaedic patients as well as increasing overall bed capacity.“UHL has just over 450 inpatient beds; this is recognised as not being sufficient for the needs of the Mid West Region. The Group welcomes the commitment to increasing bed capacity at UHL and in particular the €2million recently allocated for the enabling work for the 60-bed inpatient block at UHL. Work on this first phase of the 60-bed block has commenced in recent days and delivery of this project will begin to help us address our capacity issues in the MidWest.“Measures being taken to relieve pressure on the ED and as part of our escalation policy includes the transfer of suitable patients to other hospitals within our group; the transfer of appropriate patients to community care settings and maximising access to Homecare packages and Transition care; working closely with Community Intervention Teams to provide antibiotics and other appropriate care in a patient’s home or care facility and communication with GPs to ensure patients are referred to ED only where appropriate. Advertisement NewsHealthUniversity Hospital Limerick trolley-waiting figures reach all-time highBy Bernie English – April 3, 2019 969 Twitter Print Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShealthNewsuniversity hospital limerick Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL WhatsApp Previous articleRetaining Engineering Talent in ThomondNext articleFilm review – ‘Us’ “this skilfully crafted rollercoaster ride leaves you breathless” 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. Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Linkedin Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed