Gamma Civic Limited ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Four charities a year to receive free large-screen shopping mall advertising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Four charities a year to receive free large-screen shopping mall advertising He explained that ADtech’s dynamic and flexible signage “is essentially an electronic poster that delivers advertising on a large format digital screen within shopping malls.“The advertising potential is endless. For example, Oxfam has chosen to target Christmas shoppers during their slot. Users can display and instantly update product messages themselves from a host computer so each advert can be changed to a specific offer for that day only.”Chris Ashworth, marketing manager at Oxfam, said: “The fact that we can change our advert on a day-to-day basis if we required is excellent as few other mediums offer us this flexibility.” Tagged with: Individual givingcenter_img Howard Lake | 15 December 2006 | News Strathclyde-based media company ADtech.DSN is offering to donate free advertising space to one charity each quarter on large-format holographic screens within shopping malls. Oxfam will be the first charity to benefit from the free animated advertising.The company operates in 15 shopping malls throughout the UK, including Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh and London’s Trocadero.Managing Director, Craig Rossiter, said: “Each quarter we are going to approach a different charity to benefit from free advertising for a quarter of the year.” Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

Why Rizzo’s statue must come down

first_imgPhiladelphia, Aug. 21. Protesters demand statue of racist mayor and police commissioner be removed.On August 21, spurred by white supremacists’ call for an action to defend the statue of former Philadelphia police commissioner and mayor, Frank Rizzo, over 250 people converged on the statue, joining with the growing movement across the country to remove Confederate and other white supremacist statues.Philly for REAL Justice had organized a demonstration. Speakers from REAL Justice, Workers World Party and Philly Socialists, as well as Pam Africa of MOVE and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, exposed Rizzo’s role.Rizzo remains infamous for his record of dividing the working class with the poisons of racism and fascism. A precursor to Donald Trump’s authoritarian, male-chauvinist persona, Rizzo embodied white supremacist thuggery. Rizzo famously bragged in the 1960s of his growing police force of 9,000 cops as strong enough to “invade Cuba and win.”Like Trump, Rizzo ruled in a time of capitalist decay. In 1951, Philadelphia had over 2 million residents and over 355,000 manufacturing jobs. By 1990, Philadelphia had lost over 400,000 residents and had only 85,000 manufacturing jobs.Technology eliminated millions of jobs across the USA and more were exported by globalization. Being “tough on crime” became politically useful as way to deal with the economy’s unemployed victims, many of whom were Black. Rizzo, a Democrat, was the icon of that racist, anti-worker movement, whose goal was more exploitation of the working class, including mass incarceration of the Black community and more police oppression.Rizzo: Attack dog of capitalismOne of Rizzo’s most public roles as police commissioner (1968-1971) and mayor of Philadelphia (1972-1980) was to destroy progressive political movements. “Rizzo the Raider” led a violent crusade as police commissioner, becoming notable as a violent captain by crushing a November 1967 high school student protest.Some 3,500 students and allies had gathered at the School Board to demand a Black studies program in Philadelphia Public Schools. Rizzo unleashed the violent cops into the crowd, beating Black youth, school board officials and ministers.In 1966, Rizzo led raids on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, whom he claimed had “hoards of dynamite, guns and ammunition.” This proved to be false. In 1967, he would raid the offices and arrest leaders of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and later the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) based on false accusations of terrorism.Rizzo even said, “The Black Panthers should be strung up.” He attempted to annihilate the radical left, especially the Black Panthers. In 1970, Rizzo led a raid on multiple Panther offices just a week before the major Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention met. Rizzo’s cops carried out a full public strip search of Panther members, which would be published on the front page of the next day’s Philadelphia Daily News.Rizzo had a tumultuous relationship with bourgeois and alternative media. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a prominent journalist and now political prisoner, consistently criticized Rizzo’s racist policies on public radio and in the press. To counter Mumia, Rizzo developed a police file on Mumia — over 800 pages long — of information gathered via wiretaps and other counterintelligence practices.Police spying on government critics became even more common. Rizzo’s police created a list of 18,000 activists to keep intelligence on, most of whom were Black radicals like Mumia. This racist harassment and anti-Mumia sentiment would remain the cause of Mumia’s incarceration to this day.Rizzo’s war on MOVEOf course, one cannot mention Rizzo without mentioning his war against the Black Liberation organization MOVE. Rizzo brutalized MOVE, most notably in the 1978 showdown which raided the MOVE compound, leading to the arrest of the MOVE 9, who remain in prison to this day.Although not in office in 1985, Rizzo can still be seen as guilty of helping to create the conditions of the MOVE bombing in May of that year. Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the MOVE home, killing 11 members, including five children.Because bourgeois legality doesn’t consider racism a crime, Rizzo’s connection to corruption, not his racism, led to his downfall from the favor of the ruling class. Rizzo’s police were later found guilty of widespread extortion, racketeering, bribe-taking, illegal gambling and theft of over $400,000 worth of cocaine from drug sellers.How the movement grewFor over a year, activists in the organization Philly for REAL Justice have been organizing the #RizzoDown Campaign to remove Rizzo’s statue from Center City Philadelphia. This has been an active campaign of leafleting, petitioning, demonstrations and informational events to build awareness of Rizzo’s crimes.Following the confrontation in Charlottesville, read more

Call for release of journalist thrown into prison without a valid reason

first_img Help by sharing this information July 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of journalist thrown into prison without a valid reason Organisation Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV RSF_en UkraineEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Ukraine “We call for the immediate release of Volodymyr Lutiev. We are astonished at the zeal with which he was thrown in prison when his only crime was to have displeased a local public figure by writing critical articles,” said the press freedom organisation.”Volodymyr Lutiev is considered a local Don Quixote who is constantly battling against injustice,” said Lilia Budjurova, of the Association of Independent Journalists of Crimea. “I am outraged at this brutal and unwarranted arrest.”A deputy in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Mykola Kotliarevsky, lodged a complaint against the journalist in October 2002 for attempted murder. Lutiev, author of several critical articles on his controversial election, was arrested one month later. He has quickly released but was subjected to an order obliging him to seek permission before leaving the city.A few days before his arrest, he had informed the Sebastapol appeal court in writing of his plan to travel to Kiev to meet UN human rights commissioner Nina Karpachova. But it was this same court that ordered his arrest, accusing him of leaving town.”I don’t rule out the possibility that the appeal court judges were bribed by Kotliarevsky because this arrest is groundless in law. I very much wonder why the judges should have changed their opinion when they rejected a request from Kotliarevsky to arrest him on eight previous occasions,” Lutiev’s lawyer, Viktor Ovechkin told Reporters Without Borders. Reporters Without Borders has called on Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko to immediately release Volodymyr Lutiev, editor of the weekly Yevpatoriskaya Nedelia, who was arrested in Sebastopol on 30 June without being given any valid reason.Lutiev has begun a hunger strike in the Sebastapol prison in protest after his arrest was ordered by the appeal court. News News News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Receive email alerts News February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority UkraineEurope – Central Asia September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img

Man appears in court on Derry bomb charges

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Previous articleDissident protest cancelled in DerryNext articleEfforts continue to get Keith Prowse facility back into operation News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – August 13, 2010 Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published A man has appeared at Derry Magistrates Court today on charges connected to the car bomb left outside Strand Road policer station in Derry in the early hours of Tuesday August 3rd.42 year old Philip O’Donnell of Baldrick Crescent in Derry faced a total of 12 charges, including ausing an explosion, possession of explosives, hijacking and false imprisonment. He was also charged with being a member of dissident group Oglaigh na hEireann.Magistrate Barney Mc Elholm refused bail, and O’Donnell was remanded in custody to appear in court again on Thursday September the 2nd.Reporter Eamonn Mc Dermott was in court…….[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man appears in court on Derry bomb charges News Facebook Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img

Greyhounds dominate Brookes in local derby

first_imgDespite an impressive supporters contingent at Iffely Road, the Oxford Brookes rugby team was sent back up Headington Hill on Wednesday after failing to convert determination into points. A strengthened Greyhounds team that mixed newcomers with capped Blues was woken into action by the Brookes’ 15, just moments after kick-off when he converted a penalty to take Brookes into the lead. The response was not long in coming however, as Allfrey fed to Humphrey-Baker in midfield who made a trademark break, releasing Oxford’s full-back to score in the corner. Shortly after, a chip into the corner set Jonan Boto up to dive in a second try, which was also converted successfully. Having found some momentum, the Greyhounds employed the catch and drive tactic, which resulted in third try, grounded by fresher Chris Davies and duly converted.When Brookes finally reached Oxford’s twenty-two the scrum half initiated a comeback, scoring a try just before half-time, taking the score to 21-10.Returning to play, the pressure on the visitors was maintained after half-time, but a few careless handling errors prevented Oxford from scoring. An outside break leading to a try and conversion for Brookes’ speedy full-back brought the scoreline closer, but Oxford’s response was not slow in coming; Tomaszczvk burst through the defence to score under the posts. With the Headington crowd’s jeering creating a home atmosphere for the away team, Brookes’ had a few breaks in the latter part of the game, but the Iffley-based forwards remained dominant at both scrum and breakdown. The ‘hounds will need maximum composure if they are to improve on the final score of 34-17 at the away fixture later this term.last_img


first_imgJohnstone’s just desserts (Wishaw, Warwickshire) has created a range of festive cakes in the run-up to Christmas.New products include Caramel Shortbread, which uses edible decorations to display pictures of snowmen, as well as Luxury Cheesecake Mini Bites, Luxury Caramel and Chocolate Drizzled Flapjacks, Yoghurt Coated Flapjacks and Stem Ginger and Chocolate Tiffin.MD Lewis Johnstone, says: “Christmas is a time of indulgence. What better way to celebrate with family and friends than to share some of the sweeter things in life and spoil them with luxury cakes.”Johnstone’s Just Desserts recently announced a £2m investment for the development of new packaging, new products and new technology.last_img

Beanstalk Festival Announces Final Additions To 2017 Lineup

first_imgToday Colorado jam outfit Magic Beans announced the final lineup additions for the 2017 edition of their Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival. In addition to two sets from Portland quintet Fruition, Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry and his band The Funk Apostles will perform for the Rancho Del Rio crowd.As was previously announced, these acts will join the Beans, Moshi Fameus (featuring Aron Magner and Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits), Vulfpeck’s Theo Katzman, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven, Kitchen Dwellers, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies with Magner, Holly Bowling, and many more for what promises to be an incredible weekend of music. You can view the full lineup below:Tickets are available here. For more information about Beanstalk Music and Arts Festical 2017, visit the event website.last_img

Bursts of thought

first_imgPromised “a little taste” of each of Harvard’s 12 graduate and professional Schools, the audience at the “Harvard Lectures That Last” event on April 9 at the Memorial Church instead received an intellectual banquet.Attendees heard about solar energy and cell research, and about the charisma America brings to the world stage. They heard calls for a “moral choreography” in the study and teaching of business ethics, and for countering a “digital pandemic” of online misinformation against water fluoridation and vaccinations.This was the third year the Harvard Graduate Student Government staged the TED-style talks in which professors from across the Schools deliver 10-minute sketches of their research or teaching.The student-picked lineup: Michael Aziz, a professor of materials and energy technologies; Noah Feldman, a professor of international law; Roy Gordon, a professor of chemistry; Tina Grotzer, an associate professor of education; Miguel Hernan, a professor of epidemiology; Sergio Imparato, a visiting research fellow in government at Harvard Extension School; Sanford Kwinter, professor of architectural theory and criticism; Joshua Margolis, a professor of business administration; Timothy Patrick McCarthy, a lecturer on history and literature; Bjorn Olsen, a professor of cell biology; Stephanie Paulsell, a professor of the practice of ministry studies; and Brittany Seymour, an instructor in global and community health.Each speaker offered a window onto his or her work, and the inspiration behind it.Paulsell told the story of Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at a Georgia elementary school who talked a gunman into putting down his weapon by telling him she loved him. Tuff described afterward how she had been “praying on the inside” as she persuaded the man to surrender peacefully, said Paulsell. This “anchoring of oneself in God” is the sort of phenomenon she seeks to learn from and teach, she said, recalling St. Gregory’s description of the care of souls as “the art of arts.”Margolis suggested an innovation in thinking about business ethics, a shift from “explaining to equipping,” with the aim of better preparing students for real-world challenges.“Can we bridge how people actually act in the face of ethical challenges with how people ought ideally to act?”He talked about “flipping the classroom”: asking at the outset the questions he is asked every day by his M.B.A. students. “What do they need to know, and know how to do, given the challenges and opportunities they are going to face in the world?” Then, he said, “we go out in the world and do real research so we can come back and, from an informed perspective, truly equip them with the knowledge and know-how they need to navigate the world.”Olsen offered an observation from 17th-century physician William Harvey: “When you want to learn something fundamental about biology, you have to study the rare cases.” From there, he described a recent paper connecting a mutation in a cell receptor called TEM8 with a rare genetic disorder called GAPO syndrome, marked by stunted growth, early hair loss, and a failure of teeth to erupt from the jaws.Olsen said he and his lab colleagues were particularly excited by the discovery because, in the course of their research on a different disorder, they already had developed a mouse lacking this very receptor. Without knowing it, they had created a “GAPO mouse” that hopefully will help shed light on the syndrome.“By studying many rare disorders, new insights emerge, especially where fields intersect,” he said. “If that is the only message you remember from this talk, then you’ve got it.”last_img

Chemical flavorings found in e-cigarettes linked to respiratory disease

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. “Since most of the health concerns about e-cigarettes have focused on nicotine, there is still much we do not know about e-cigarettes. In addition to containing varying levels of the addictive substance nicotine, they also contain other cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, and as our study shows, flavoring chemicals that can cause lung damage,” said study co-author David Christiani, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics.Other Harvard Chan School authors included Skye Flanigan, Mallory LeBlanc, Jose Vallarino, Piers MacNaughton, and James Stewart.This study was supported by an NIH/NIEHS Center grant.Photo courtesy of Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75 percent of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Two other related, potentially harmful compounds were also found in many of the tested flavors, which included varieties with potential appeal to young people such as cotton candy, “Fruit Squirts,” and cupcake.The study was published online today in Environmental Health Perspectives.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the flavoring industry have warned workers about diacetyl because of the association between inhaling the chemical and the debilitating respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans, colloquially known as “popcorn lung” because it first appeared in workers who inhaled artificial butter flavor in microwave popcorn processing facilities.“Recognition of the hazards associated with inhaling flavoring chemicals started with ‘popcorn lung’ over a decade ago. However, diacetyl and other related flavoring chemicals are used in many other flavors beyond butter-flavored popcorn, including fruit flavors, alcohol flavors, and, we learned in our study, candy-flavored e-cigarettes,” said lead author Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment sciences.There are currently more than 7,000 varieties of flavored e-cigarettes and e-juice (nicotine-containing liquid that is used in refillable devices) on the market. Although the popularity and use of e-cigarettes continues to increase, there is a lack of data on their potential health effects. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated, although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to include e-cigarettes under its authority to regulate certain tobacco and nicotine-containing products.Allen and colleagues tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and liquids sold by leading brands for the presence of diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-pentanedione, two related flavoring compounds that the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association lists as “high priority,” i.e., they may pose a respiratory hazard in the workplace. Each e-cigarette was inserted into a sealed chamber attached to a lab-built device that drew air through the e-cigarette for eight seconds at a time with a resting period of 15 or 30 second between each draw. The air stream was then analyzed.At least one of the three chemicals was detected in 47 of the 51 flavors tested. Diacetyl was detected above the laboratory limit of detection in 39 of the flavors tested. Acetoin and 2,3-pentanedione were detected in 46 and 23 and of the flavors, respectively.last_img