Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Are your children in the “summer zone”?

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBoys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleCrash on Rock Springs Road ends in fatality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11   There are several scholarship opportunities available for your child to attend the program, please inquire. The program is open to current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders as well as incoming 6th graders for the 2017 – 18 school year. Additionally, the program includes free breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day.  There are a variety of activities offered at the Summer Zone including interactive educational clubs, enrichment field trips, Flag Football & Basketball leagues, performing arts opportunity and much more  To register, please pick up a registration form for any current members, or a registration and application form for all new members in the main office. If you need additional information, please email Marcus or Chandrieka Palmer at [email protected]   Summer is quickly approaching! Do you have plans for your children?  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is offering a Summer Zone Program at Wolf Lake that runs Monday–Thursday from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM starting Monday, June 5th and ending Thursday, July 13th. For the entire month of April, you can register your child at the Early Bird Rate of $110 for ALL five Weeks! Starting May 1st, the price increases to $135 for the entire summer.last_img read more

DeSantis sworn-in as Governor of Florida

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSFocus on TallahasseeGovernor Ron DeSantis Previous articleThe most popular baby names of 2018Next articleBehind inauguration backdrop, Amendment 4 quietly takes effect in Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Focus on TallahasseeFormer Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has been sworn in as Florida’s new governor.DeSantis took his oath Tuesday in front of the state’s historical Old Capitol. He then began a speech promising to build on the economic foundation Republican Gov. Rick Scott laid over the previous eight years.DeSantis said Florida needs to remain a low-tax state and reduce regulations on businesses.He also said the environment and education will be a priority as he begins his term.Scott was in attendance at the ceremony and was sworn in as a U.S. senator later Tuesday.In his speech, DeSantis gave God credit for ending slavery, helping the civil rights movement and winning the Cold War against communism. He also said during a prayer breakfast Tuesday hours before his inauguration that faith will help mend political division.“The United States never would have been able to eradicate slavery without God.”DeSantis also lamented about the nastiness of politics and said the more people look to God, “the easier it will be for us to solve problems.”DeSantis said he decided not to have a traditional inaugural parade for two reasons: He feels uncomfortable with the attention, and he wants to use the time so he and his wife can baptize their 9-month-old son.Former Orange County Commissioner Rod Love attended the inauguration and looked forward to DeSantis’ plan for Florida.“I welcome the leadership of Governor DeSantis, I  especially welcome his vision of less government,  more empowering of the people and our faith and belief to raise our families and grow our businesses with limited government intrusion,” Love said. “I remain very optimistic about Florida’s future.”Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson was also in attendance and was pleased that DeSantis is taking care of some long overdue Florida business his first week in office.“It was great to hear that Governor DeSantis, as one of his first initiatives, is to review the case to pardon the Groveland Four,” Nelson said. “I look forward to his leadership.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 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 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Pf28 Need Title G Research and Practice, Volume II (Issue 27-New D Irections for Philanthropic Fundraising-Pf): 2 (J-B Pf

first_img Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 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.  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pf28 Need Title G Research and Practice, Volume II (Issue 27-New D Irections for Philanthropic Fundraising-Pf): 2 (J-B Pf AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Spanish photographer missing in dangerous northeastern department

first_img ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities, and in particular the GAULA elite units that combat abduction and extortion, to deploy whatever resources are needed to locate Borja Lázaro, a Spanish freelance photographer who disappeared in northeastern Colombia, near the Venezuelan border, three weeks ago.Lázaro, 34, who is from Vitoria in Spain’s Basque country, was doing a series of photo-reportages on indigenous cultures. He went missing in Cabo de la Vela, a fishing village in the department of La Guajira, on 8 January. He last communicated with his family eight days before that.“Without taking a position on the theories offered by Colombian and Spanish investigators, we think the possibility of abduction should be taken very seriously,” Reporters Without Borders said.“La Guajira is a drug trafficking hub dominated by the feared ‘Bacrim,’ criminal gangs that had their origins in the paramilitary movement. These gangs operate with the support or complicity of certain local officials. La Guajira’s now jailed former governor Juan Francisco ‘Kiko’ Gómez was known for having close links with the Bacrim and for using them against troublesome journalists.“A campaign in support of Lázaro is needed even if the circumstances of his disappearance have yet to be established. A Spanish couple were kidnapped by Bacrim in the same region in 2013 and were held for a month before being released. Whatever the circumstances, we hope Lázaro will soon reappear safe and sound.”Lázaro’s disappearance was reported to the Colombian and Spanish authorities on 23 January. According to witnesses, he spent the evening of 7 January with a group of people and returned to his hotel at around 1 a.m. on 8 January. He was no longer in his room at 5 a.m. on 8 January.A close relation of the photographer told Reporters Without Borders: “One of the theories is that he drowned in the sea after getting up early but I think it is unlikely. His mobile phone, backpack and flashlight were all missing. None of these items was found on the beach and it is hard to see how he could have left without them. Another theory is that he got lost in La Guajira’s nearby desert.”A journalistic source told Reporters Without Borders she thought Lázaro was being held by a La Guajira-based Bacrim. April 27, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en News Help by sharing this information center_img News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Colombia News Organisation January 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spanish photographer missing in dangerous northeastern departmentlast_img read more

Journalist Wu Shishen to be freed next July

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Wu Shishen to be freed next July ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the Chinese justice ministry’s decision to commute the life sentence imposed on journalist Wu Shishen in 1993 at former President Jiang Zemin’s behest for “illegally divulging state secrets” abroad. According to the Chinese political prisoners defence group Dui Hua, he is to be freed on 10 July 2005.”This is excellent news,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to justice minister Zhang Fusen. “We hope your government will grant clemency to the dozens of other journalists and cyber-dissents who are serving heavy sentences for no good reason.”The press freedom organisation also thanked international news media which had adopted Wu as part of the sponsorship of imprisoned journalists.A journalist with the official news agency Xinhua, Wu was arrested on 26 October 1992 along with his wife, fellow journalist Ma Tao, who spent six years in detention.He was detained for giving Leug Wai-man, a journalist with the Hong Kong Express, the text of a speech President Jiang Zemin delivered a few days later to the 14th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. The speech was broadcast a week later on television. Nonetheless, Wu was sentenced on 6 November 1992 to 10 years in prison.On Jiang’s direct orders, an appeal court on 30 August 1993 increased his sentence to life imprisonment with permanent forfeiture of political rights. Aged 43, Wu is now held in Beijing’s No. 2 prison along with some 2,000 other detainees.The reduction of his sentence comes a month after Zhao Yan, a Chinese researcher for The New York Times, was formally arrested on 20 October on a charge of divulging state secrets, for which the maximum penalty is death. Despite the New York Time’s denials, he is accused of revealing to the newspaper that former President Jiang was resigning as head of the central military commission before it was officially announced. RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Newscenter_img News to go further Help by sharing this information News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Legal harassment and harsh verdicts for media and information providers

first_img February 4, 2021 Find out more March 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Legal harassment and harsh verdicts for media and information providers Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car News November 11, 2020 Find out more News to go further RSF_en Organisation LebanonMiddle East – North Africa center_img Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders expresses concern over recent verdicts against journalists and media organizations by the country’s publications court. The court was established to settle disputes over defamation and libel cases.The press freedom organization calls for comprehensive reform of all laws concerning the practice of journalism in Lebanon. Currently, the press law (adopted in 1962, amended in 1977, 1994 and 1999), covers print media only. Journalists working for broadcast and digital media are covered by criminal law. In addition, a judge has recourse to other laws that can be applied to journalists. Criminal law aside, these include the national defence law. All of these laws include provisions that authorize restrictions on journalists’ work, a Lebanese NGO representative told Reporters Without Borders last year.But no law guarantees freedom of access to information. Also lacking: a law ensuring that reporters’ can protect a source’s identity.To be sure, only one journalist has been sentenced to prison in recent years – Rami Aysha, who was charged in military court. Otherwise, judges have levied fines. However, the press law does authorize prison terms for journalists.On 26 February, Journalist Mohamed Nazzal was fined 12 million Lebanese pounds (5,800 euros). Al-Akhbar, the newspaper for which he works, was fined the same amount. In addition, damages and interest of 15 million Lebanese pounds (7,200 euros) were levied against each.Nazzal had published on an article on judicial corruption last May. The report centred on the freeing of a drug trafficker whose father is a well-known businessman. The magistrate in the case sued for defamation. She also claimed that the article contained falsehoods. Subsequently, then-Justice Minister Chakib Kortbawi, opened judicial misconduct proceedings against the magistrate, leading to his demotion.Even so, the journalist and newspaper were both found guilty of defamation on 14 February.Meanwhile, journalist Rasha Abou Zaki, a former contributor to the economics section of Al-Akhbar, was sentenced on 26 February to a fine of 4 million Lebanese pounds (1,900 euros) on a conviction for slander. She had published an article on 27 January concerning corruption and embezzlement in the Finance Ministry. She had also questioned why some elected officials were opposing any investigation of the ministry’s accounts.Fouad Siniora, former finance minister in 1992-1998 and 2002-2004, sued Abu Zaki, alleging insult and contempt.At trial, the judge praised the journalist’s objectivity, citing the article’s balanced tone. Nonetheless, she was sentenced on 26 February to a fine of 4 million Lebanese pounds (1,900 euros) on a finding that she had treated Siniora with contempt amount to slander. “Slander, seen as an attack on dignity and honor, is grounds” for conviction,” the verdict added. Abou Zaki, who had presented more than 100 documents in her defense, refused to pay the fine. Ibrahim Al-Amin, the newspaper’s editor in chief, was also sentenced to a fine of 4 million Lebanese pounds.Following these defamation verdicts, the management of Al-Akhbar has announced that it will not appear in the press court as long as Rokez Razk sits as presiding judge. He is the judge who entered guilty verdicts against Nazzal, Abou Zaki and other journalists for defamation or falsehood.Mohammed Zbeeb, another reporter for Al-Akhbar, was sued for slander by Michael Wright and the Spinneys firm. The charge was prompted by an article published in January of last year. Zbeeb, in refusing on 26 February to appear in the press court, said that journalists were facing a campaign of vengeance. Razk was violating the constitutional separation of powers, Zbeeb added. His trial date was continued to 21 May.The day after an openly anti-Hezbollah televised speech by the country’s president on 2 March, Al-Amin, the Al-Akhbar editor, published an article entitled, “Lebanon Without a President”. The article denounced alleged corruption by the president and the justice minister. One day later, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi issued a press release announcing that he was suing the journalist. The minister said the article was filled with insults, accusations of treason, and contemptuous language directed at President Michel Suleiman. The article, Rifi charged, also incited civil resistance and attacks against security and military institutions. “These attacks on the dignity and office of the president of the republic have nothing to do with freedom of the press, which is guaranteed by the constitution and law,” Rifi said. “They amount to an attack on State institutions and open the door to criminal attacks on officials.”.Prompted by these lawsuits and convictions, journalists and activists have launched a support campaign – “Not a criminal” – to draw attention to the legal perils facing information providers.In addition, blogger and activist Imad Bazzi was interrogated for three hours on 13 March by the Cyber Crime Bureau as the result of a complaint filed by a former minister. The complaint was prompted by an article of 11 December of last year on Bazi’s blog, which cited an abuse of power by the public figure. According to Al-Akhbar, the case has been referred for prosecution.The LBC News network has devised an original way of denouncing the flurry of lawsuits and convictions of journalists. On 14 March, when Bazzi had been invited to appear on the “Nharkom Saeed” (Have a Good Day) political program, the broadcast was cut off eight minutes after it began. The host then told the blogger that he would not be allowed to express his views on the President of the Republic, on judicial authorities, religion, the and the new government. Otherwise the network, and Bazzi himself, could face prosecution. The bottom line: the blogger and the host blacked out the program themselves because there was no political topic on which they could speak freely. 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Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD rallies behind ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ committee

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – August 12, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest The Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District, Councillor John Sheamais O’Fearraigh, has rallied behind the ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ committee.A public meeting was held in Falcarragh last night in opposition to applications for Oyster Farming licences on Ballyness Bay in Cloughaneely.Councillor O’Fearraigh is calling on Minister Michael Creed to intervene before the plans go any further:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleMajority on waiting lists do not need to see consultant – O’RourkeNext articleThe McHugh View – The unstoppable Dubs News Highland Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD rallies behind ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ committee Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitterlast_img read more

Strong people skills help Microsoft keep star staff

first_img Previous Article Next Article Strong people skills help Microsoft keep star staffOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Steve Harvey’s determination to retain Microsoft’s talent is helping thecompany avoid the recessionary pressures that are crippling many of itscompetitors. When Harvey joined in 1990, his friends questioned why he was joining such asmall company. More than a decade on, Harvey, Microsoft UK’s director of people, profit andloyalty, looks after a workforce of 1,200 staff and is part of an organisationwhich employs 49,000 people worldwide. Against the odds, Microsoft plans to recruit an additional 400 people in theUK by the end of the financial year. Microsoft works hard to look after its star performers. Harvey said,”We look after our future executive team and future board members so theyfeel loved and wanted and we meet their development needs. “We also look after our top 10 to 15 per cent performers. They are theones that, no matter what happens, we don’t want to lose and we will fight tothe end to hold on to. It is important to make sure they get the rightdevelopment and that the best people get the best jobs.” He believes a key to retention is the company’s Strength Finder scheme,which it is running in conjunction with Gallup, which identifies employees’ topfive strengths and then tries to move them into jobs where their abilities canbe best used. He said, “Throughout the organisation, we are trying to let peopleunderstand what they are really good at and then find them a job that allowsthem to do what they do best.” This approach will be used to get the best out of the group of 25 graduaterecruits Microsoft UK has employed for the first time. Harvey said the company took the decision to recruit graduates to help itdevelop the next generation of top performers. “The company is starting to get older – although the average age isstill only about 34 – and it’s time we started to grow our own,” Harveysaid. He believes it is vital to engage the company’s workforce with the aims ofthe business, and one of the ways it does this is through Microsoft’s employeeshare purchase plan. “Probably where our business model has been unique in the past 15 years– although I know a lot of companies have tried to mirror it now – is gettingour employees to take ownership in what the company is doing.” Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer also provide staffwith regular bulletins on direction and strategy. This has been helped byimproved internal communications over the past year, including web-basedbulletins, e-mail updates and a bimonthly magazine. Microsoft’s philosophy of helping staff reach their full potential alsoextends to how it manages flexible working and the work-life balance of itsemployees. “We hire talented and driven people and we leave it up to them todecide their work-life balance and what hours they need to do. “As long as I deliver what I need to deliver, no one cares how long I’min the office,” Harvey said. He said creating a good working environment is an essential part of helpingpeople deliver results and Microsoft’s Reading headquarters includes on-sitebanking, an employment assistance programme and a wellbeing centre. By Ben Willmott Lifestyle scheme keeps right balanceMicrosoft UK has introduced a lifestyle management programme to help itssenior managers balance their work and home lives.The service, which is initially on offer to the UK executive team and othertop managers, can be used to organise anything from holidays to shopping.Harvey hopes the service will ease managers’ workloads by freeing up timethey would normally spend on personal tasks. He said, “At Microsoft, westrive to continuously introduce benefits to promote employees’ financial,physical and emotional wellbeing. By using this service, we offer employees anopportunity to delegate personal tasks during busy times, which can be of bothpractical and emotional benefit.The lifestyle management service is being provided by Ten UK.”This service can be valuable to employees if it relieves some of theirpressures, thereby enabling them to remain focused at work, and if it ultimatelyimproves their work-life balance,” said Harvey. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Newsies Tour Features New Number from Alan Menken & Jack Feldman

first_img In addition to Sayle, the current cast of the tour features Dan DeLuca as Jack Kelly, Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Stephanie Styles as Katherine, Angela Grovey as Medda Larkin and Jacob Kemp as Davey. The number is performed by Crutchie (played on tour by Zachary Sayle) and is set in the second act as he writes a letter to Jack Kelly after being sent away to a detention center. It was written as part of an episode of the American Theater Wing series Working in the Theater titled “The Anatomy of a Song.” Though Feldman and Menken initially wrote it simply as an example for the program, they and Disney Theatrical president Thomas Schumacher later determined that the song had a place in the show. The boys of Newsies are now on the road, carrying the banner from city-to-city in the Disney tuner’s first national tour. And thanks to composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, one newsie in particular is lucking out with a brand new number for the show. A representative from Disney has confirmed that “Letter from the Refuge,” which did not appear in the film or Broadway run, has been added to the song list. Newsies follows Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band newsies who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. The musical opened on Broadway in March of 2012 at the Nederlander Theatre, where it played its final performance earlier this year on August 24. The national tour kicked off on October 11 in Schenectady, New York. View Commentslast_img read more