Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales: Five things we learned in April

first_imgHe has an intriguing skill set. His ability to force defenders to set their feet and then step around or through the back of the tackle means that he regularly makes ten yard gains – and his desire to look for simple offloads is laudable. His emergence as a genuine ball-carrying No 8 is great news for the Ospreys who will soon need to find a replacement for Ryan Jones. Baker’s legitimate rise is also very good news for Wales, who will need two quality No 8s for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The Great Duane: Springboks powerhouse Duane Vermeulen carries for the StormersOpenside issues for WalesWales have been very lucky during the past two seasons. Whereas many of the home unions are desperately scraping around to find a genuine test quality No 7, Wales have two. Both Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric are legitimate opensides and their value to the Welsh squad has been enormous. However, April saw the possibility that Justin Tipuric may also miss Wales’ tour to South Africa along with Sam Warburton.It is a big issue for Warren Gatland. Wales’ ball carrying is very direct and is becoming easy to read. Gatland relies on a ‘fetcher’ to make sure that easily read running lines don’t lead to even easier turnovers. However the injury situation may not be quite as gloomy as it first appears. Strangely, the Bok’s may be the easiest of the ‘Top three’ to face without a fetcher. Facing the mobile McCaw, Cane, Hooper or Gill would be a far more daunting task than the monstrous but less mobile, Vermeulen, Louw and Alberts. Getting to the ball first in South Africa may not be the biggest problem. Having the strength and size to remain ‘parked’ over the ball with 58st of Bok back row ‘clearing out’ may be a more pressing concern.Swansea RFC. Relegated. The issues that affect Welsh rugby aren’t merely affecting those at the top table. Welsh rugby is currently an ‘omni-mess‘– affecting all levels. None more so than the Welsh Premiership, where April saw Swansea RFC relegated. Founded in 1873, Swansea could now find themselves in the third tier of Welsh rugby. Of course this isn’t an issue that just affects Swansea RFC. Neath, Bridgend and Aberavon were all involved in the relegation battle and have equally rich histories.The relegation of any of the aforementioned clubs would have been sad. Regardless of who was relegated the role of the Welsh Premiership needs to be redefined. Is it purely to feed players into the regions or to be a competitive league where the needs of the club takes precedence over the region above? Currently the role of the Welsh premiership is blurred. One thing that is clear though. Unless there is a significant U-turn from the WRU, Swansea RFC are going down. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Breaking through: Dan Baker makes a burst for the Ospreys against Leinster Cardiff Blues turn a cornerApril was a successful month for Cardiff Blues. Arguably their most successful period of the season. Admittedly the wins against Toulon and Ulster were highlights in their own right, but those victories were one-offs. April saw Cardiff Blues stitch together their first three game winning streak of the season. It may seem like an insignificant achievement, but it is gargantuan when viewed alongside the pre-Christmas performances. The three game winning-streak has validated the Blues’ decision to change their head coach and to appoint Dale McIntosh and Paul John, but the winning streak isn’t the only positive at Cardiff Arms Park. The return of Cory Allen has made an enormous difference in midfield. Allen’s triple-threat skill set of carrying, passing and kicking has brought a variation to the Blues backline that has thus far been missing.Making a difference: Dale McIntoshAdd to this the signing of Jared Hoeata and the reported hunt for Gareth Anscombe and Mark Hammett and the Cardiff Blues are moving in the right direction. Silence between the WRU and the regionsApril has seen very little movement between the WRU and the regions. In fact, the Eurasian tectonic plate has probably moved further during the last four weeks than negotiations between the WRU and Regional Rugby Wales. The silence is worrying. It’s like watching a failing marriage. We’ve witnessed the shouting stage, been through the screaming stage.Now we’re in the bit where both sides have become so unhappy and devoid of care that the talking and even the plate throwing has stopped. The silence is aiding David Moffett’s campaign, whose constant presence on social media, and at his recent debate in Cardiff, is feeding people’s desire for solutions while they are seemingly unforthcoming from other bodies. Wales’ participation agreement ends in a matter of weeks and without it Welsh rugby will struggle to function. Unless the relevant bodies begin talking again, this divorce could get messy.Dan Baker has arrivedDan Baker has been threatening to genuinely break into Welsh rugby for the last 12 months. His performances for Wales’ U20s combined with a place on the senior tour to Japan looked set to propel Baker’s career earlier than it has. Injury put pay to that. But with those injuries behind him and a ‘highlight reel’ performance in April, Baker is finally fulfilling his potential.last_img read more

The Merchant Princes: Family, Fortune and Philanthropy – Cadbury, Sainsbury and John Lewis

first_imgThe Merchant Princes: Family, Fortune and Philanthropy – Cadbury, Sainsbury and John Lewis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 read more

Leftist party gains in Turkey elections

first_imgThe June 7 national parliamentary elections in Turkey resulted in both a leap forward for a coalition of leftist and pro-Kurdish forces, called the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), and a setback for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is a shift leftward that also destabilizes the Turkish government, sharpening the class and national conflicts.Turkey’s 83 million people live in a territory slightly larger than Texas that reaches from the tip of the Balkans in Europe into West Asia. Despite its membership in NATO and its large land army, Turkey has not yet been welcomed into the European Union.Kurds make up at least 18 percent of the total population, concentrated in the southeast but spread throughout Turkey. Facing national oppression, Kurds have been waging an armed struggle for self-determination since 1984, led by the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). In 2013, the Erdogan government opened negotiations with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned head of the PKK, but no permanent agreement has yet been reached.Under Öcalan’s direction, the PKK has dropped its demand for an independent Kurdistan and has reached out to other communities inside Turkish territory.Voting shiftIn the election, the AKP dropped nine points from its 2011 results to 41 percent of the vote, losing 71 seats. It now has 258, or fewer than half the members of the 550- member Parliament. The AKP was the first Islamic-based party to rule over Turkey since the secular revolution of the 1920s.Some voters turned against Erdogan because of his brutal repression of environmental demonstrations in 2013. Some said they wanted to stop him from increasing his nearly dictatorial power. Probably the biggest issue was his active intervention to overthrow the Syrian government, which has created a disastrous situation for refugees on Turkey’s border with Syria.The relatively new pro-Kurdish-rights HDP raised its vote from 9.8 percent in the 2014 presidential election to 13 percent. This means the HDP surpassed the high 10-percent minimum needed to win seats in Parliament, becoming the fourth-largest bloc with 79 seats.The HDP is a coalition of leftist parties and organization. Its core consists of forces that have campaigned for Kurdish rights, but the coalition also includes different groupings from the left within both the Turkish and Kurdish populations. The coalition has backing from pro-feminist groups and from all the national minorities.Of its 79 members in Parliament, 31 are women, at least one is openly gay, and many are from leftist parties. They represent all minority religions and national minorities on Turkish territory. One such woman is Dilek Öcalan, niece of Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed founder of the PKK. The HDP won seats away from the AKP not only in the Kurdish regions; it also won 11 seats in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul.The HDP campaign included demands to raise the minimum wage, improve access to university education and achieve gender equality. It promised to create a ministry of women and make International Women’s Day a national holiday. The HDP has a man and woman, respectively, as co-chairs: Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yukseldag.In a statement following the election, Demirtas said: “This vote means a victory for all oppressed, ethnically identified and religious communities like Alewites, Sunnis, Christians and Jews in Turkey. This victory belongs to the workers, the unemployed, the village residents, farmers and all whose labor power is exploited.” (Junge Welt, June 9)The AKP had run the government since 2001. President Erdogan, who was prime minister from 2001 until the December 2014 presidential election, had planned to push a change to the constitution to give more power to the presidency. He needed to control two-thirds of Parliament to do that. Instead, the AKP even failed to hold its majority.The other two parties in Parliament are the Republican People’s Party (CHP), with 25 percent of the vote and 132 seats, and the ultra-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), with 16 percent and 80 seats. The MHP is also known as the Grey Wolves, and has carried out fascist-type attacks on leftists.It is not clear what sort of coalition can be formed from these electoral forces, with an AKP-CHP “grand coalition” being the most probable. Failure to form a coalition in 90 days will lead to a new election.Beyond the electionOn June 5, just days before the election, a bomb went off in the middle of a mass HDP rally in the mostly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the southeast. Two people were killed and many more injured. Nevertheless, the HDP won 80 percent of the vote in Diyarbakir on June 7.What boosted the mood among Kurds and left forces in Turkey was the recent military victory by armed, mostly Kurdish elements in the town of Kobane in the Kurdish region of northern Syria. These forces, including the PKK fighters, defeated an assault by the reactionary Islamic State, also known as ISIS.Both the military victory and the bomb in Diyarbakir point out that while elections reflect the sentiment of the masses, they do not in themselves resolve the question of power. In 1980, after a decade of fighting between fascist and revolutionary groups, a military coup seized power in Turkey.The Turkish police, intelligence services and the massive armed forces, with nearly 700,000 personnel and with close ties to both the U.S. and German armed forces, are still the power behind the electoral façade.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Radio station manager still in prison after one month as government gets tough with media

first_img RSF_en January 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the continuing detention of Mam Sonando, the manager of radio Sombok Khmum (Beehive FM 105), who is still being held in Prey Sar prison, near Phnom Penh, one month after his arrest. A court has refused to free him on bail and the government is about to bring an additional charge against him of broadcasting false information.“By arresting Mam Sonando, the Cambodian government is trying to discourage journalists from covering the sensitive issue of territorial concessions to Vietnam,” the press freedom organisation said. “Prime Minister Hun Sen has no right to invoke national security in order to imprison journalists and NGO activists and it is increasingly clear that the authorities are ready to sacrifice press freedom in order to hold on to power and avoid all criticism.”Reporters Without Borders has analysed the 39-minute programme on the border issue which Mam Sonando broadcast on 20 September and it is very clear that he was just doing his job as a journalist when he interviewed Sean Pengse, the head of the Paris-based Cambodia Borders Committee, which opposes ceding the islands of Phu Quoc and Krachakses to Vietnam.In the interview, Mam Sonando asked Sean Pengse to explain the border treaties between Cambodia and Vietnam. He did at one point say he agreed with his interviewee, but that was in reference to international indifference on the issue.At no point did Mam Sonando directly attack Prime Minister Hun Sen. On the contrary, he defended him twice. He said for example: “I think you are putting all the responsibility for the problem on Hun Sen. But he is in the executive and the national assembly comes first.”Reporters Without Borders intends to raise the issue of his arrest and the current threats against Cambodian journalists with the International Organisation of Francophone Nations (OIF). The UN special representative for Cambodia already requested his release on 20 October.Judge Saly Theara refused to release Mam Sonando on bail on 3 November 2005. At the same time, the prime minister’s lawyer announced that a charge of disseminating false information would be added to the charges of defamation and inciting crime. Mam Sonando faces a year in prison.Cambodian Teachers Association president Rong Chhun faces the same sentences after being arrested for signing a press release on the border issue.Reporters Without Borders is also very worried about the threat of arrest hanging over Voice of America senior stringer Sok Pov Khemara and Ath Bunny, also known as Phan Sophat, a correspondent for Radio Free Asia. They preferred to flee to Thailand at the end of October even though the authorities told them there was no plan to detain them.Man Sonando was arrested at his home on 11 October, 20 days after broadcasting the interview with Sean Pengse. The prime minister threatened to prosecute all those “who dare to say I cut off territory to give to someone else.” Sombok Khmum is one of the few privately-owned radio stations to carry independent news. It also retransmits Radio Free Asia and Voice of America programming. Help by sharing this information News Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Mam Sonando, the manager of the independent radio station Sombok Khmum, has been in prison since 11 October and faces a one-year sentence for interviewing a critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Two international radio correspondents have also fled the country for fear of being arrested. This harassment of the press is unacceptable, Reporters Without Borders says. to go further News November 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station manager still in prison after one month as government gets tough with media Receive email alerts News Organisation CambodiaAsia – Pacific Google experiments drop Australian media from search results CambodiaAsia – Pacific December 28, 2020 Find out more News RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cambodialast_img read more

EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems

first_img Google+ EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems WhatsApp The European Parliament is recommending a ban on all fishing activities in areas with vulnerable marine ecosystems identified by the European Commission.Yesterday the European Parliament voted on a draft EU regulation on fishing deep-sea stocks in the north-east Atlantic.A small majority of MEPS voted against a ban on bottom trawling. However the MEPs introduced a review clause requiring the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the special fishing gear used for deep-sea fishing after four years.The draft regulation will now go to the EU Council of Ministers for approval.Fianna Fáil MEP – Pat the Cope Gallagher – who is on the Fisheries Committee – explains what will happen if fragile marine ecosystems are identified.”They have to be reported, they cannot fish within five nautical miles of that area – and also the member states are obliged to inform the European Commission of any of these areas and they will be prohibited from fishing there in the future” he added. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCase against Dutch supertrawler adjourned until MarchNext articleWelfare payments make up 50 percent of household income, says ESRI News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 11, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Beef, agriculture subject of rotary program

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Skip “We live in a rather rural area so we know something about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives,” Whatley said. “But Most of the people in New York City and Chicago — people in all the urban areas — know little about the role agriculture plays in their lives and don’t appreciate what it takes to put food on the table. We probably are going to have to go hungry for them to know.”Whatley praised the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association for the role it plays in putting the highest quality beef on America’s table and for its contributions to the Pike County community.“Cattleman Park is a facility that is second to none,” he said. “The indoor facility seats nearly 1,100 and the covered arena seats 3,000. The facility is available to the community for a variety of events and at a very reasonable rate.”Whatley expressed appreciation to the Cattlemen for the rodeo events that their association brings to the county. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Ed Whatley, a retired promoter with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, was the guest speaker at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday. His is pictured with program host, Johnny Garrett, right.Ed Whatley wears a black cowboy hat and has the swagger of “the Man in Black.”He plays a mean guitar and sings country music but, all of that aside, beef is his main thing.Whatley brought his “Eat more beef” philosophy to the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday and the Rotarians “bit’ into it. Whatley is a 40-year veteran of the beef and cattle industry. He has experience in the retail meat business, restaurant management and most recently as a field man and public relations specialist for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.After his retirement in 2010, Whatley focused his efforts on the promotion of his all-natural meat and vegetable seasoning, “Cattlemen’s Steak Shake,” which is also the spice for a tasty dip mix.Whatley could have talked to the Rotarians about his music, his adventures and experiences as a beef promoter or a dozen other interests but he chose instead to talk about agriculture and the role in plays in the lives of all Americans. Latest Stories You Might Like ‘Empty Bowls Luncheon’ Friday at Bush Memorial Community members, students and local celebrities crafted bowls for this year’s luncheon. The soup’s on and the bowls are ready… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content “The Pike County Cattlemen are a very active and involved group and their focus is the youth of Pike County,” he said. “Their organization is dedicated to growth – to moving to the next level — and to making dollars to educate the youth and the general public about beef and agriculture.” Beef, agriculture subject of rotary programlast_img read more

Jobless total falls below 11 per cent in France

first_img• Unemployment has dipped once more in France, and is now just below 11 percent of the working population, latest official figures show. In November thenumber of unemployed fell by 44,400. Over the year the figure fell by more than300,000. US politicians push for minimum wage increase• Efforts to raise the US minimum wage will surface in Congress early in theyear. Republican Rick Lazio has tabled a proposal for an increase from $5.15per hour to $6.15 over three years. Democrats, including President Clinton,want to see the $1 increase over two years.www.shrm.orgFebruary date set for French 35-hour week law• The Senate in France has formally approved the second law governing the35-hour week. This sets the date of 1 February for implementing the 35-hourweekly maximum for employers with more than 20 staff. Smaller companies haveuntil 2002 to comply.ECJ ruling cuts foreign employee red tape• The European Court of Justice has ruled that an EU company operating in aforeign member state may not be forced to make additional social payments orundertake extra paperwork on behalf of staff beyond those required in theirhome country – unless this entitles them to extra benefits. The ruling is basedon a case involving French construction companies Arblade and Leloup, which hadrefused orders from the Belgian government that they provide health documentsabout their employees. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Jobless total falls below 11 per cent in FranceOn 11 Jan 2000 in France, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

The limnology and biology of the Dufek Massif, Transantarctic Mountains 82° South

first_imgVery little is known about the higher latitude inland biology of continental Antarctica. In this paper we describe the limnology and biology of the Dufek Massif, using a range of observational, microscopic and molecular methods. Here two dry valleys are home to some of the southernmost biota on Earth. Cyanobacteria were the dominant life forms, being found in lakes and ponds, in hypersaline brines, summer melt water, relict pond beds and in exposed terrestrial habitats. Their species diversity was the lowest yet observed in Antarctic lakes. Green algae, cercozoa and bacteria were present, but diatoms were absent except for a single valve; likely windblown. Mosses were absent and only one lichen specimen was found. The Metazoa included three microbivorous tardigrades (Acutuncus antarcticus, Diphascon sanae and Echiniscus (cf) pseudowendti) and bdelloid rotifer species, but no arthropods or nematodes. These simple faunal and floral communities are missing most of the elements normally present at lower latitudes in the Antarctic which is probably a result of the very harsh environmental conditions in the area.last_img read more

Energean takes FID on $235m NEA/NI subsea tieback project in Egypt

first_imgInitially, the Yazzi and Python gas fields will be developed under the project with a tieback to the Abu Qir infrastructure Energean sanctions the NEA/NI gas project in Egyptian waters. (Credit: pierreguycote from Pixabay) Energean has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the North El Amriya and North Idku subsea tieback project (NEA/NI project) in Egyptian waters, with an estimated capital expenditure of around $235m.The North El Amriya concession has two discovered and appraised gas fields that include Yazzi and Python. On the other hand, the North Idku concession has four discovered gas fields, of which, one of them is being prepared for development.Initially, Energean plans to develop the Yazzi and Python gas fields, with the first gas expected to be produced in the second half of 2022.The fields will be developed by the UK-based firm as satellite fields to the offshore and onshore infrastructure of the Abu Qir gas-condensate concession.The development concept includes drilling of three subsea wells in water depths in the range of 30-85m, which will be tied back to the North Abu Qir III platform.Energean will drill a fourth well to develop the NI-1 discovery in the North Idku concession.The company plans to install the infrastructure alongside the North El Amriya development to enable the NI-1 well to be hooked up either parallelly with it or afterwards.Energean expects to integrate the drilling campaign for the NEA/NI project with a larger drilling campaign at the Abu Qir concession to gain synergies on capital expenditure.TechnipFMC engaged as EPCI contractorAccording to the company, the NEA/NI project has 2P reserves of 49 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which 87% is gas. The company expects peak production from the offshore project to be nearly 90mmscf/d of gas and 1kbopd of condensates.Energean stated: “The NEA/NI project is a key one for the Egyptian portfolio which will provide substantial benefits to the long-term production profile in the country, whilst bringing additional cost efficiencies and strategic benefits.“When Brent prices are above $40/bbl, gas will be sold at $4.6/mmBTU, which is the highest achieved to date for shallow water gas production, offshore Egypt.”Energean has engaged TechnipFMC for providing engineering, procurement, installation and construction services for the NEA/NI project.Recently, the company reached an FID on the Karish North gas field, offshore Israel, which will be developed with an initial investment of nearly $150m.last_img read more