Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) Conversion Offer Announcement to Debenture Holders

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 circular results for the first quarter.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2018 circular results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

Charity challenges ban on political advertising in court

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 20 July 2006 | News The court will consider evidence from Amnesty and the RSPCA about their experiences of the ban and from academic experts about the impact of television and radio advertising.Tamsin Allen of Bindman & Partners said: “The European Convention on Human Rights guarantees the right to freedom of expression. The current ban on political advertising means that even campaigning organisations with no connection to any political party may not use broadcast media to raise money or to campaign on issues. “This leads to unfairness – BP are permitted to advertise their green credentials on TV but environmental organisations are not permitted to criticise the oil industry for its role in climate change in the same media. We are hopeful that the challenge will succeed and open the way for thousands of organisations to advertise on TV and radio and to benefit from the new developments in interactive TV.”The case will be heard in Court 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice Before Lord Justice Auld and Mr Justice Ouseley on Monday morning. On Monday 24 July Animal Defenders International will present its challenge to the ban on political advertising in the broadcast media at the Royal Courts of Justice.Represented by Bindman & Partners, Animal Defenders International will challenge the Government’s ban that prevents thousands of campaigning organisations such as Amnesty and the Make Poverty History coalition from advertising on radio and television.Such organisations can advertise freely in most other European and Commonwealth countries. Advertisementcenter_img  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity challenges ban on political advertising in court 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.last_img read more

Wes Moore redefines ‘higher education’ for TCU students

first_imgTwitter Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ ReddIt Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation Emily Laff Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week printAs a student at Johns Hopkins University, author Wes Moore said he was bombarded with questions about his major.“I started thinking it was the most important question I would ever be asked – until I realized it wasn’t,” said Moore, who spoke Wednesday to a standing room only audience in the ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union.Moore wrote “The Other Wes Moore,” this year’s common reading book for incoming first-year students. He told students and faculty there is a far more important question to be answered.“The most important question you’re going to be asked is ‘who will you fight for?’” Moore said. “Higher education has nothing to do with the degrees on your wall… higher education is about identifying and finding that way, that reason, that person, who is benefited from you sitting here.”Moore’s challenge to students to rethink their idea of “higher education” was met with a standing ovation.Moore’s book was “an instant favorite among faculty and staff,” said Laura Shaw, operations coordinator of student development services.“He’s a very engaging and powerful speaker — almost motivational,” she said.“The Other Wes Moore” was meant to bring first-year students together through a shared experience.“I loved the book, especially the differences between the two Wes Moore’s,” said Elise Schraer, first-year pre-business major. “I wanted to hear what he had to say first-hand.”John Figg, a first-year Chancellor’s Scholar studying biochemistry, said he came to hear words of wisdom from Moore.“The story fascinated me and inspired me and I wanted to hear him speak,” Figg said. “I’m just hoping for some life lessons and mantras to live by.”Moore began his address by telling the audience he hoped they had come to understand the stories embedded in “The Other Wes Moore.”“These stories are not just about these two kids, it’s not about one name…these stories are about all of us,” Moore said. “These stories are about the decisions we make in our lives, and how each and every one of our actions has consequences and implications not just for us, they have consequences and implications for all of us. ”Students and faculty filled the Brown-University Union Ballroom to hear Wes Moore speak.Kathy Cavins-Tull , vice chancellor for student affairs, said Moore’s speech was more than just words of wisdom.“I feel like it’s a call to action from him that our education and our opportunities here have to be greater than for us, it has to contribute to our community,” Cavins-Tull said. “This is the time for us to learn to change the world, you have to do something with that and make it a better place – I thought his speech was great.”Senior religion major Mitchell Simmons, who is from Baltimore, where the book is based, said Moore’s words left him with a strong desire to make an impact.“Everything I’m doing now is not just for nothing, it’s for a purpose and that purpose is to help someone else and fight for someone else who is not like me and doesn’t have this opportunity,” Simmons said.Simmons said his way of fighting for others the way Moore discussed would be through working as a pastor.“That’s the one place where I can have influence in so many areas, through ministry.” Simmons said.TCU’s Student Government Association declared Oct. 28 Wes Moore Day at TCU.“We thought it would be a good way to show appreciation for him,”  said Julia Zellers, a sophomore political science and economics double major.  Zellers presented Moore with a framed copy of the resolution.Following Moore’s speech a select group, some of whom were Chancellor’s Scholars and common reading facilitators, joined Moore for a dinner reception in The Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center.Students and faculty had dinner with Wes Moore in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center.“It was just an opportunity to have students here engage more in the conversation and have the opportunity to ask questions, for many students it will give them a more vested experience in today,” said Kay Higgins, associate dean of student development services.“It was more superlative than wonderful, where do you go from there?” Higgins said. “I think it could be left as a challenge for everyone in the room to benefit the rest of the world.”Moore also addressed his hometown of Baltimore in the midst of the upcoming trial of the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.“People ask what’s going to happen to Baltimore, but actually my greater fear is what happens in Baltimore if the only thing we are doing is standing around and waiting for a conviction,” Moore said.Moore said instead of placing the responsibility and blame on others, it is our responsibility as citizens in society to recognize injustice and do something about it.“When people say people are products of their environments, it’s often because we decide we are going to wash our hands of responsibility” Moore said.In his conclusion, Moore shared with the students and faculty a story about Col. Murphy, whom he had met and admired during his time at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.“When it’s time for you to leave here, when it’s time for you to leave this school, or when it’s time for you to leave this planet, make sure it mattered that you were ever even here because none of us are promised anything,” Murphy, who had cancer, said in his farewell address.“For the time that we are here,” Moore said. “Let’s do something with it, for the time we have here, lets fight for all those others in all of our lives, how will your higher education matter to them?”Moore listened to every student and staff member that stood in line to speak with him. He also stayed to sign books and take pictures.Wes Moore spoke with LaDonna Thompkins, one of many that waited in line to meet him. He stayed to sign books, take photographs and speak with every student and staff member who waited. Wes Moore, the author of TCU’s latest common reading, spoke to a packed audience in the BLUU Ballroom Wednesday, Oct. 28. (Photo by Emily Laff.) Linkedin Facebook TCU parking: No room on the asphalt TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing + posts Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Twitter Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNew registrar looks to improve technology and keep a personal touchNext articleTCU Purple Haze is gearing up for basketball season Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/last_img read more

City Council Approves Emergency Care Set-Up at Convention Center for Possible COVID Surge

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The City Council on Monday afternoon unanimously approved establishing an emergency alternate-care facility at the Pasadena Convention Center to treat COVID-19 patients, in the event that the spread of the coronavirus overwhelms the existing number of beds available at Huntington Hospital.While those additional beds are not needed yet, the makeshift care facility would add 250 beds initially and as many as 400, should the need grow as a result of a COVID-19 surge in Pasadena and surrounding communities served by Huntington.The emergency set-up would come from a contract allocating up to $700,000 that the council approved with Redrock Entertainment Services, a firm that sets ups concerts, festivals and other events, and that and could act swiftly to get the emergency facility set up, according to City Manager Steve Mermell.According to Acting Fire Chief Bryan Frieders, the temporary facility could be fully set up as early as next Wednesday – though, at the moment, it would not be needed, with Huntington’s main facility still able to handle the existing number of patients being treated for COVID-19.Mermell said the city believes it would be able to get reimbursed from FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services for at least some of the $700,000 outlay — though that is not yet a certainty.The council – meeting remotely in deference to coronavirus stay-at-home orders — simultaneously approved a zero-dollar services agreement with Huntington to provide medical care at the emergency facility.According to a city staff report, projections provided by Huntington indicate that, at its peak, currently estimated for mid-May, “there could be as many as 1,300 persons requiring hospitalization at its facility for treatment of COVID-19. And while the hospital has been working to increase patient capacity within its facility, such a peak would exceed that capacity by approximately 400 beds.’’Mermell said that city planning staff and officials from Huntington Hospital looked at “a variety of facilities in the city” before determining that the convention center would provide the best location for the temporary care facility.“The owners of (the abandoned) St Luke’s hospital were good enough to let us in to look around (but) that facility is in very poor shape, so it’s not a viable option,’’ Mermell said. “Also, our partners at the school district allowed us to look at a couple of different school sites (but) they’re a little too small.“And so the Pasadena Convention Center really is a great location,’’ Mermell added. “It has 97,000 square feet of flexible space, large exhibit halls, restrooms, a loading dock – it’s really everything you would want in a remote facility.’’Redrock, the entertainment company, “has a lot of experience setting up festivals and large concerts and other venues, so they know how to do this logistically,’’ Mermell said.Redrock was selected after consultation with various city agencies, including the Fire Department. Frieders told the council that he had been in touch with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the corps setting up such a facility in Pasadena, but that there were concerns the federal agency could get the job done quickly enough, with a possible COVID surge on the horizon.Under the city’s emergency declaration, the Redrock contract was awarded without competitive bidding, to expedite the process, Mermell said.According to the city staff report, city officials “made contact with several vendors capable of outfitting the center to serve as a temporary medical facility. Multiple proposals were obtained, and Redrock Entertainment Services was determined to be the most cost-effective. Redrock Entertainment has extensive experience staging thousands of concerts, festivals and large-scale events.’’Mermell also said the $700,000 budget outlay would fund the emergency facility for up to three months.“Under this arrangement the city would pay Redrock for its services, not to exceed $250,000 for set up and first month and $180,000 for each month thereafter, and then seek reimbursement from FEMA,’’ the staff report said.“We hope that, if needed at all, it would be less than that (three months),’’ Mermell said. “But we wanted to make sure that we had some latitude.’’Said Council Member Margaret McAustin: “This is something we absolutely have to do, and let’s hope we don’t need all these beds.’’Council Member John J. Kennedy, meanwhile, lauded city staff, “To be prepared for what seemingly is not slowing down right now” – a reference to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.Dr. Lori Morgan, president of Huntington Hospital, said that while the hospital is hoping not to need the spillover facility at the convention center, “This is a better plan than (treating patients) on the floor in our cafeteria.”According to Mayor Terry Tornek, while there is no guarantee the city will be reimbursed for the emergency facility, “We know it’s eligible (under FEMA guidelines).’’But, Tornek said, “We must take the provision and make sure we won’t run out of beds.’’Said Mermell: “One way to look at this is, an insurance policy that hopefully doesn’t need to be exercised.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week TOP STORY City Council Approves Emergency Care Set-Up at Convention Center for Possible COVID Surge Facility could be set up as early as next Wednesday By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 | 4:01 pm Business News Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Strabane to be included in derry bid for 2017 Fleadh

first_imgThere has been a broad welcome to the news that Strabane is to be included in the bid for Fleadh Cheoil na h’Eireann to return to the north west in 2017.The Fleadh in Derry in 2013 was deemed a huge success with 430 thousand visitors converging on Derry over the course of the festival.Now with the establishment of the Derry and Strabane super council, the decision has been made to include Strabane in the 2017 bid.Organiser Gearoid Oh’Eara describes what’s next:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/fleadh10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDublin unchanged for Donegal & Mayo make five changes for Tyrone visitNext articleListen back to the latest Weekend Edition – live music from ‘Little Hours’ News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Strabane to be included in derry bid for 2017 Fleadh By News Highland – February 7, 2015 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebooklast_img read more

‘Disgruntled’ Air Force vet sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, authorities said

first_imgABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — Atlanta’s Capital Square became a crime scene Tuesday when a man described by authorities as a “disgruntled” Air Force veteran stormed from his parked car strapped with incendiary devices and set himself on fire, authorities said.The unidentified man, 58, was transported to Grady Hospital and managed to tell first responders that he wanted to kill himself out of anger with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry told reporters.“He did indicate he is disgruntled with the V.A. system and he was seeking attention for that,” Perry said.The man pulled up to the fortified area at around 10:45 a.m. and walked across the street “strapped with some homemade incendiary devices and firecrackers,” Perry said.The man, who served in the Air Force, then “doused himself with some kind of flammable liquid and attempted to set himself on fire,” Perry added.Almost immediately, Perry noted, a Georgia State Patrol trooper “saw what was happening” and ran over with an extinguisher to smother the flames.The man’s car remained parked and “out of an abundance of caution” the Capital and Judiciary buildings were evacuated so the bomb squad can search for “any other explosive devices.”This is a develpping news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 7/29/19

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESan Diego 8, Baltimore 1AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 7, Kansas City 3Detroit 7, L-A Angels 2NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 6, Atlanta 3Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 6Miami 11, Arizona 6Colorado 9, L-A Dodgers 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img July 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/29/19last_img

Annual property price growth set to hit 10%

first_imgWith demand from buyers continuing to heavily outweigh the supply of homes coming on to the market, residential property prices in Britain’s 20 biggest cities is expected to be increasing by 10 per cent by the end of this year, according to a new report.The latest research by property analysts Hometrack revealed that annual home price inflation is currently running at 8.4 per cent but it estimates that this rate of growth will rise in the coming months, fuelled by high demand and low supply, as well as a strengthening domestic economy, which is fuelling optimism in the market.The report also found that the average price of a residential property rose by 4.3 per cent in the last quarter to reach £226,200, with quarter-on-quarter gains led by Oxford, up 8 per cent, followed by London (6.6 per cent) and Glasgow (6.4 per cent).In contrast, Aberdeen was found to be the weakest performer with no real movement in home prices during the first half of 2015.“Rising demand for property against a backdrop of low supply continues push city level house prices higher,” said Richard Donnell, Director of Research at Hometrack (left). “It looks increasingly likely that city level house price growth will return to double digits by the year end.”But Donnell also said that there was a risk that demand for housing may cool, in turn slowing house price growth, if the Bank of England opts to increase interest rates.“The greatest risk facing the housing market is an upward movement in interest rates,” he added.Hometrack’s claim that optimism in the housing market is improving is supported by the latest Knight Frank / Markit’s latest House Price Sentiment Index for July, which revealed that household in all UK regions perceived that property prices rose this month, with expectations for future house price rises accelerated to a nine-month high in the South East.Some 21.4 per cent of the 1,500 households surveyed across the UK said that the value of their home had risen over the last month, while only 4.1 per cent reported a fall giving the HPSI a reading of 58.6 – the 28th consecutive month that the reading has been above 50.Grainne Gilmore (right), Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank, said: “Overall expectations for future house price growth remain firm, underpinned by a strengthening labour market, improving economy and ultra-low mortgage rates. There is now more discussion about possible interest rate rises, but this, as well as the property tax announcements in the Summer Budget, has had little impact on average expectations for the direction of travel for house prices.”Separate data released by Zoopla also shows that home prices are increasing, with the average value a property rising by almost nearly £7,000 typically during the first half of 2015.Across the country, the average home added £6,974 onto its value between January and the start of July, according to the website, meaning that a typical property is now worth £270,674.Scotland witnessed the highest rate of price growth at a regional level, with home prices there rising by 11,382 or 6.6 per cent over the first half of the year, owed in part to a post-referendum bounce.Across Britain generally, property values are estimated by Zoopla to have risen by 2.7 per cent over the last six months.Wales was named as the worst-performing region for property price increases over the first half of 2015, with a rise of just 1 per cent, or £1,584.Zoopla’s Lawrence Hall (left) said: “The strong regional figures across the board indicate an economy which is returning to health, with a series of Government incentives designed to encourage home-buying helping to boost demand for property in all parts of Britain.”housing market knight frank Hometrack property price growth property prices rising property prices Zoopla August 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Annual property price growth set to hit 10% previous nextHousing MarketAnnual property price growth set to hit 10%The supply-demand imbalance is continuing to drive up property prices, new figures show.PROPERTYdrum10th August 20150687 Viewslast_img read more

Infertile academic seeks Oxbridge donor

first_imgAn infertile Oxford graduate has placed adverts at Oxford and Cambridge, asking for an egg donor.Sally Adams has placed adverts in the Oxford Mail and its Cambridge counterpart, asking only for donors who are university graduates and under 32.Adams, who studied zoology at Oxford, said she hoped to find a donor who is “educated, intellectual and possibly with connections with the colleges”.She has been criticised by some for attempting to create a ‘designer baby.’ Experts have pointed out that intellect is only partly based on genetics and that using an egg from Oxbridge would not guarantee an intelligent child.A second year Oxford student said, “I think it’s bit pathetic really. If she’s that desperate for a child surely she should be delighted to accept a donor regardless of their intellect. Andbesides, there’s no guarantee a clever mother means a clever child”.Adams has already found an appropriate source of sperm.last_img read more