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Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Breweries Limited produces, distributes and sells malt beer in Tanzania, as well as non-alcoholic malt beverages and alcoholic fruit beverages. The company markets its own products under the following liquor brands; Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi. Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold under license from SABMiller International BV. It also distributes international wines and spirits under license from Distell (Pty) Limited of South Africa. It is the largest and oldest brewing company in Tanzania, with breweries in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. Tanzania Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of SABMiller Africa BV. Tanzania Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange
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Five tweets about fundraising history Howard Lake | 13 March 2019 | News 5. Know what happenedIf you’re still unconvinced about the value (and enjoyment) of looking backwards to look forwards, here’s Lisa Sargent’s advice:#fundraisers, what’s gone before. It matters. ? https://t.co/lmh6xKuOPJ— Lisa Sargent (@lisasargent2) March 12, 2019 As a historian and a fundraiser, it’s only right that we add a bonus tweet.6. Donor plaqueHow many donors are mentioned on blue plaques? Or how many blue plaques refer to the named individual’s philanthropy?Here’s one that does. And note Mark Phillips’ comment underneath it, estimating the current value of such a donation:That would be like a gift of £217,000 today. pic.twitter.com/KufLTkQQKn— Mark Phillips (@Markyphillips) March 13, 2019 2. Really old school fundraisingMark Phillips blogs about how fundraising was taught in one school in 1350:Back in 1350 there was a school that taught fundraising. Take a look at why they thought people gave, how they constructed an appeal and a sample letter. #notmuchhaschanged. https://t.co/ZnwSTOavKI pic.twitter.com/j0uEczm6fo— Mark Phillips (@Markyphillips) February 27, 2019 Tagged with: animals fundraising history Humour Major gift Twitter — gethyn williams (@gethynwilliams) March 6, 2019 242 total views, 1 views today Nice description of the early @wwf_uk fundraising strategy, as told in a biography of one of its founders, the amazing naturalist Peter (son of Captain) Scott. Plus ça change eh @Rhodri_H_Davies? pic.twitter.com/sqtVXLj9ih Advertisement Fundraising has a long history. Channels might have changed, understanding of what motivates giving might have grown, but we can still learn from past examples. And Twitter is full of these lessons and examples from the past.Here are five tweets about fundraising in the past.1. WWF’s early fundraising ideasA biography of naturalist Peter Scott includes some fascinating background to the fundraising tactics used in the early days of the WWF. 4. Victorian collecting dogsYears ahead of the contactless giving dogs of Blue Cross, here are the collecting dogs of Victorian times. 3. Right royal fundraisingThe fundraising school resulted in David Burgess sharing details how emergency appeals were launched in the 1600s. He highlighted an example of a ‘brief’, a document of 1666 from the Essex Record Office’s archive which was a fundraising appeal on behalf of the citizens of Weymouth in Dorset who had suffered a major fire.These briefs were copies of royal letters patent, which called for the gathering of contributions from ‘all well-disposed persons’. These would then employ collectors to travel around the country seeking donations. Thanks Mark – really enjoyed this. With your interest in historical fundraising you might find this of interest from @essexarchive – https://t.co/IwHOOnQ0v6— David Burgess (@davidburgessfr) February 27, 2019 Thanks to @abiedoubleyou for sending me down a (bicycleless) rabbit hole about late Victorian “collecting dogs”. Scroll down to halfway in this blog post. Every sentence a gem: https://t.co/zGEtYmBmQd pic.twitter.com/SYY3MrKDqH— James Alexander Fraser (@fuyerescaper) February 8, 2019It’s worth reading the whole thread, but here’s the final instalment:Ok, I’ll stop, but, guys…”Chelmsford Brenda” pic.twitter.com/bXZ4Fmy90V— James Alexander Fraser (@fuyerescaper) February 8, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 243 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 1, 2012 Previous articleWorking To Stop The DriftNext articleLikely a Long Way Yet for New Farm Bill Gary Truitt SHARE Source: NAFB News service Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard were blamed for refinery closures in the Northeast at a recent hearing of the Joint Economic Committee. Now Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen is trying to set the record straight with a letter written to Committee Chairman Bob Casey – a Pennsylvania Senator – and Vice Chairman Kevin Brady – Texas Representative. According to Dinneen – any reasonable and honest analysis of the situation reveals a host of economic factors completely unrelated to the RFS led to the shuttering of the refineries. He goes on to say that a fair examination of the factors affecting gas prices in the Northeast would have shown that ethanol and the RFS have nothing to do with the recent refinery closures and that ethanol is actually helping to reduce prices at the pump.Dinneen outlines two factors that have led to the closure of East Coast refineries. First – he says oil acquisition costs for East Coast refineries are substantially higher than for refineries in other regions because they cannot process the lower-cost types of crude oil that are increasing in supply in North America. Second – Dinneen notes that demand for gasoline and other finished refinery products has fallen due to record high crude oil prices. Dinneen also points out in the letter that the owners of the shuttered refineries didn’t mention ethanol or the RFS as precipitating causes of their economic difficulties when announcing the closures.Ethanol – Dinneen says – is actually the best tool available today for exerting downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices. He says the facts refute the testimony given before the committee against ethanol and it should be disregarded. Home Energy RFA Responds to Anti-Ethanol Testimony Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter RFA Responds to Anti-Ethanol Testimony
Reports RSF_en Organisation News October 13, 2017 Licences rescinded in new threat to media freedom in Burundi Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News Announcing the decision on 28 September, CNC vice-president and spokesperson Aimée-Divine Niyokwizigirwa said Radio Publique Africaine, Radio Bonesha, Radio Renaissance and Télévision Renaissance were having their licences rescinded for spending more than three months without broadcasting and for “failing to sort out their judicial status in time.” The withdrawal of the licences of four broadcast media outlets that were no longer broadcasting is more than an administrative formality because their journalists were continuing to cover the news in Burundi on the websites and YouTube TV channels that these outlets are now running. Niyokwizigirwa told RSF that that the licence revocation applied to all aspects of the activities of these media outlets, meaning that their websites are also now banned. This could have grave consequences for their reporters in Burundi, both for their safety and their ability to keep working. They were already constantly harassed by the authorities, who accused them of working for illegal media. Now the authorities have grounds for claiming that they are illegal. “By rescinding the licences of these media, the CNC is excluding any possibility of their resuming broadcasting in the future, although they have for years acted as the voice of all those who could not obtain any answers to their problems from the authorities,” said RSF’s Africa desk. “The CNC is helping the government to pursue its planned suppression of media pluralism in Burundi. Even if they deny it, the Burundian authorities do not tolerate any comments on the country’s security situation.” The regime’s hostility towards these four media outlets no longer needs to be demonstrated. The grounds given for withdrawing their licences do not lack irony given that all four were the victims of arson or heavy-weapon attacks that forced them to stop broadcasting during the failed military coup against President Nkurunziza in May 2015. Thereafter, they remained closed on the orders of the authorities, on the official grounds that the attacks against them were the subject of a judicial investigation, although its findings were never released. The CNC’s vice-president was also unable to provide any information about the state of the investigation. International warrants were subsequently issued for the directors of these media outlets because they were accused of abetting the coup attempt by broadcasting information about it while it was under way. No criticism tolerated As well as completely neutralizing media outlets that have traditionally been independent, the CNC is also now cracking down on the least sign of criticism from media that have usually been more docile. The CNC announced that it was suspending the radio station of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burundi, CCIB FM+, for three months for violating “professional ethics and the media law” in a 18 September editorial. The editorial criticized the lack of any government reaction to the massacre of 36 Burundian refugees in Kamanyola, in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, on 15 September. It also mentioned the lack of adequate investigations into the bodies that regularly appear on the streets of Bujumbura and other parts of the country. The CNC said the editorial also violated the terms of CCIB FM+’s licence, under which it is supposed to “focus above all on covering and promoting the private sector.” This was also the grounds given by the radio station when it announced that it was firing its manager, Eddy-Claude Nininahazwe, in an attempt to ingratiate itself with the CNC, although he had in fact resigned the day before he was fired. Nininahazwe said he stood by what he said in the editorial, citing the station’s right to editorial independence. He also pointed out that the widespread violence was contributing to an unfavourable business climate. He is not the only person to criticize the violence against civilians. A report issued by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi on 4 September urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into what it called a “general or systematic attack against the civilian population.” Government spokesman Willy Nyamitwe described the report as part of a western plot to destabilize Burundi, where UN experts have not been welcome since October 2016. Burundi is ranked 160th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 15 places in the past two years. BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists October 21, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Follow the news on Burundi La vice-présiente du CNC Aimée-Divine-Niyokwizigirwa-credit Iwacu.jpg The decision by Burundi’s National Council for Communication (CNC) to strip four broadcast media outlets of their licences and to suspend a radio station for three months will have disastrous consequences for the country’s already fragile media pluralism and for the safety of its journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. June 5, 2020 Find out more
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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News center column 4 Beverly White to Emcee Women of the World Awards From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 1, 2013 | 7:59 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News Beverly White50/50 Leadership and UNA-USA Pasadena, 5th annual Women of the World Awards — Beverly White, veteran reporter for KNBCâ€™s Channel 4 News, will be the distinguished emcee for the fifth annual Women of the World Luncheon, Sunday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. at the La CaÃ±ada Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La CaÃ±ada. 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amphotora/iStock(CHICAGO) — Two men have been arrested for the murder of Chicago police officer John Rivera, who was ambushed and gunned down hours after finishing his shift this weekend, authorities said Monday.Rivera, 23, was targeted because he was Hispanic, according to police.The killing unfolded early Saturday morning after two of the three offenders were in a fight on a party bus, said police.Accused shooter 24-year-old Menelik Jackson and another suspect — whom police are still seeking — “were involved in a dispute with a group of Hispanic men,” Eddie Johnson, the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, said at a news conference Monday.“In an act of cowardice, Mr. Jackson went to get a gun to settle this petty dispute, which resulted in him murdering the first Hispanic man that he came in contact with,” Johnson said.At that time, Rivera was leaving a club with another off-duty officer and several friends, police said. As Rivera and his friends got into their car, three suspects approached their car and one suspect fired multiple rounds into the car, police said.“When shots were fired, Rivera leaned over and shielded his girlfriend with his body from the gunfire,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.Rivera was shot and killed. One of Rivera’s friends was also shot and wounded, police said. It appears he will survive, Johnson said Monday.Hate crime charges are possible, Johnson said.The suspected gunman, Jackson, had once applied to be Chicago Police officer, but during the application process, he was arrested during a polygraph test for a background check for committing an armed home invasion, according to police. A judge put Jackson on probation, said Guglielmi.Jackson “once thought he had what it took to wear a Chicago police star,” Johnson said.But instead he allegedly committed the “ultimate disgrace” in “an act of cowardice,” said Johnson.Jackson and his accused co-conspirator, Jovan Battle, 32, each face one felony count of first-degree murder and three felony counts of attempted murder, Guglielmi said on Twitter. Jackson also faces charges of resisting police, he said.Guglielmi tweeted, “Cooperating witnesses, 18th District’s strategic decision support center, cameras and license plate reader technology which allowed us to enter the plate of the gettaway car into a database, led police to the shooters car on south side and ultimately, his apartment.”“It’s just a shame, this kid, 23 years old, had his whole life and career ahead of him, and he gets gunned down senselessly,” Johnson, the superintendent, said at a press conference Saturday. “Right now, I’m disgusted.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.