E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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. Law firm donates unclaimed balances to four charities 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 September 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Specialist law firm Rollits has donated unclaimed client balances in its legacy bank account to four charities, including Charity Bank. It hopes this will inspire other legal firms to make similar donations.The company, which has offices in Leeds and York, contacted as many of its former clients as possible and returned any claimed funds. After that, with permission from the Solicitors Regulations Authority, it donated the remainder to its selected charities.Rollits managing partner, Richard Field, said: “Unclaimed balances are common in our profession and can accumulate over the years. We were pleased to clear the backlog of unclaimed funds in such a positive way and wanted to donate the funds to charities that were making a tangible impact.“Charity Bank‘s mission to transform saving into an ethical action that supports other charities and community organisations definitely met this criteria.”
Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News House Democrats Expresses Strong Opposition to House Nutrition Bill SHARE House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson expressed his strong opposition to H.R. 3102 on the House floor Thursday – calling the bill another example of the Republican Majority’s misplaced priorities. Peterson noted his nearly four years of work on the farm bill and his belief it would be possible to find middle ground and make reasonable, responsible reforms to nutrition programs. But according to Peterson – the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 isn’t reasonable or responsible. He said partisan amendments that led to the failure of the Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan farm bill are included in the bill. Peterson added there is no reason to pass the bill.He said the notion the House must pass this bill to go to farm bill conference is not true. For one – he said H.R. 2642 could be conferenced with the Senate’s farm bill. In addition – Peterson said H.R. 3102 wouldn’t go anywhere in the Senate or be signed by the President. All the bill would do – he said – is make it harder – if not impossible – to pass a new farm bill this Congress.The bill contains twice as much in cuts as the House Agriculture Committee originally sought for the program and it was devised by a task force led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) after an integrated farm bill failed on the House floor this summer. The House later passed a bill just dealing with the rest of the farm bill, including crop subsidies and crop insurance, before the August recess.Rural Republicans appeared torn on the new bill, which has 10 times the level of cuts to the food stamp program as the Senate-passed farm bill. The difference could make it impossible to complete a planned House-Senate farm bill conference.”You’re talking about $40 billion in cuts vs. $4 billion, which is a huge gap,” said Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.). “We need that farm bill and cannot do an extension of the Pelosi farm bill. If that happens we are really going to get screamed at the town halls.”Farm bill supporter Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) who is whipping the food stamp bill, predicted that it would pass and that some compromise with the Senate will be found “It will pass and we will get a farm bill,” he predicted.The measure gets its savings by preventing states from waiving work requirements for recipients.Source: NAFB News Service By Gary Truitt – Sep 19, 2013 House Democrats Expresses Strong Opposition to House Nutrition Bill Facebook Twitter Previous articleWRRDA Makes it Through One House CommitteeNext articleFarm Groups Call for Farm Bill Action With Passage of House Nutrition Bill Gary Truitt
News Mc Hugh tells Dail valuable metals can be harvested from the sea bed By News Highland – March 3, 2012 WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleShock as lamb is found hanging from a tree in LetterkennyNext articleCCC-NW says Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit plans remains on track News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A Donegal TD has suggested that the Irish economy could benefit greatly if we were to harvest copper and other metals from the sea off Ireland’s coast.Deputy Joe McHugh was speaking in the Dail during a debate on new legislation which will govern those who deal in scrap metal and cash for gold operations.But Deputy McHugh says this should not be limited to the land – he wants the Government to work with private investors and local companies in coastal areas, on salvaging valuable items and disused commodities from the seabed……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mchugh10.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Hermit crabs (Pagurus spp.) at their northernmost range: distribution, abundance and shell use in the European Arctic
Hermit crabs are important components of Arctic benthic systems, yet baseline data on their densities and distribution patterns in this rapidly changing region are still scarce. Here we compile results of numerous research expeditions to Svalbard, the Barents Sea and northern Norway that were carried out from 1979 to 2011 by the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences. The diversity of hermit crabs at the northern edge of their occurrence is very low; in Svalbard waters only one species (Pagurus pubescens) was detected. Another species (P. bernhardus), found in northern mainland Norway, north of the Arctic Circle, is likely to extend its distribution northward as the climate warms. Where the two species co-occur, competition between them probably accounts for the smaller sizes and poorer quality shells used by P. pubescens. The composition of the mollusc shells inhabited by these crabs differs between northern Norway and Svalbard, reflecting local mollusc species pools. Hermit crab densities were significantly higher than previously reported (max. mean 10 ind. m−2), suggesting their increasing level of dominance in benthic communities in the studied areas. The first to report the distribution of hermit crabs among habitats, this study showed that most individuals occurred at shallow depths (5–150 m), away from glacier termini and on hard bedrock rather than on soft substrata.
A man’s estate could not convince an appellate panel that a psychiatric center where he was staying was liable for his death based on the theory of premises liability.Roy Martinez was a former patient at Metcalf House, a voluntary group home operated by Oaklawn Psychiatric Center that offered supervised living for patients who don’t require inpatient services.While staying at the home, Martinez was involved in a fight with Metcalf resident assistant Kennedy Kafatia after Martinez refused to go to bed. In the midst of their scuffle after both reaching for a lamp, Martinez suffered a leg injury when Kafatia kicked him in the shin. Kafatia called 911 but stayed away from Martinez while waiting for police to arrive, which was consistent with Oaklawn’s protocol for handling altercations with the psychiatric patients of Metcalf House.The large laceration on his leg ultimately killed Martinez, and his estate sued Oaklawn, alleging liability for Martinez’s injuries and resulting death under the Wrongful Death Act in Linda Martinez, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Roy Martinez v. Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, 18A-CT-2883.Oaklawn filed a motion to dismiss, asserting that because it was a qualified health care provider under Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act, the estate was required to file its claim with a medical review panel. A trial court granted the motion, finding that Kafatia’s alleged conduct was “not ‘unrelated to the promotion of a patient’s health or the provider’s exercise of professional expertise, skill, or judgment.’”In its affirmation of the dismissal, the Indiana Court of Appeals found Kafatia’s attempts to enforce Martinez’s curfew by telling him to go to bed, attempting to turn off the light and ultimately kicking him was a part of Oaklawn’s provision of healthcare to Martinez. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Katie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.com The appellate court cited Cox v. Evansville Police Department, et al., 107 N.E.3d 453 (Ind. 2018), noting that the current test under Trial Rule 12(B)(1) regarding whether the MMA applies to specific misconduct is to determine “whether that misconduct arises naturally or predictably from the relationship between the health care provider and patient or from an opportunity provided by that relationship.”“When the altercation occurred that injured Martinez, Kafatia was naturally responding to Martinez’s physically aggressive behavior by defending himself. Kafatia thereafter followed Oaklawn’s protocol by removing himself from Martinez’s immediate physical presence and waiting for law enforcement to assist with Martinez,” Judge Paul Mathias wrote for the panel.“These facts and circumstances, together with the broadened scope of employment set forth in Cox, place the incident and injuries squarely within the scope of the Medical Malpractice Act,” the panel concluded.An attorney for Martinez’s estate argued before the panel last month that Kafatia’s actions that led to Martinez’s death should take him outside the scope of protections under the Medical Malpractice Act, despite being an employee of a healthcare facility.Separately, Kafatia was charged criminally with neglect of a dependent causing death in Martinez’s case, but a St. Joseph County jury found him not guilty in April, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Another Award Given for Finding Aleah BeckerleCathy Murray, the woman who discovered the body of Aleah Beckerle, receives another financial award this week. United Fidelity Bank and the Bring Aleah Home Fund gave Murray $2,000. Spokesperson for the Beckerle family, Laura Jackson, says…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Left to right: Kenneth Sedberry, President 2015 Ocean City Board of REALTORS, Jeung Leon -Nurse Manager Shore Medical Center, Ken Cooper- Monihan Realty, Maria Marinelli- Long & Foster Realty & Chair of Bubble Mania Committee, Gloria Votta- RE/Max at The Shore Realty, Karen Sharkey- Admin. Director Nursing, Shore Medical Center, Nicholas Marotta- Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, Lynda Greaves-Grace Realty, Jane Snyder- Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, Chelsea Connor- Goldcoast Sotheby’s Intl. , Anne Gallagher – Grace Realty.The Ocean City Board of Realtors Bubble Mania Committee presented a check of $2,255 to the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center earlier this week.Bubble Mania was a day of family activities during the Ocean City Airport Festival on Sept. 13. The event included fun bubble activities for kids of all ages. T-shirts, food, candy and beverages were available for sale to raise funds.Shore’s Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was designed to ensure children receive the best care possible in a setting specially designed for kids. It offers a dedicated and separate Pediatric Quick Care area, Board certified emergency department physicians, highly skilled, specially trained pediatric emergency nurses and onsite neonatologists, who are at Shore 24/7/365 for pediatric consultations. For more information please visit: www.shoremedicalcenter.org.— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtors
It was a deft explanation that, to many observers, gave credence to the nickname “Slick Willie.” President Bill Clinton, facing increasing questions about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, appeared on PBS’s “NewsHour” with host Jim Lehrer on Jan. 21, 1998, to deny allegations of an affair with “that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”Lehrer: ‘No improper relationship’: Define what you mean by that.Clinton: Well, I think you know what it means. It means that there is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship, or any other kind of improper relationship.Lehrer: You had no sexual relationship with this young woman?Clinton: There is not a sexual relationship. That is accurate.Of course, there indeed had been a sexual relationship, but at the time of this exchange, Clinton and Lewinsky were no longer involved, making Clinton’s declaration that there “is not” a relationship technically true — but also misleading to anyone not attuned to the president’s lawyerly linguistic parsing.Clinton’s statement — not quite a lie and not quite truthful — is a memorable example of a surprisingly common, deceptive practice called paltering, according to a recent working paper from faculty at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Wharton School. The team studied the risks and rewards of selectively disclosing factual but incomplete pieces of information during business negotiations.“Paltering is when a communicator says truthful things and in the process knowingly leads the listener to a false conclusion. It has the same effect as lying, but it allows the communicator to say truthful things and, some of our studies suggest, feel like they’re not being as deceptive as liars,” said Todd Rogers, a behavioral scientist at HKS who co-authored the paper with Richard Zeckhauser, the Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at HKS, along with negotiation scholars Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton from HBS, and Wharton Professor Maurice Schweitzer.Paltering will sound familiar to anyone who’s had a job interview or gone on a blind date, and may appear benign or even admirable, like the hallmark of a shrewd negotiator or a polished self-marketer. But, Rogers says, unlike a lie of omission, paltering is a deliberate tactic designed to distort another’s view of a situation, not a simple failure to volunteer relevant information. At its core, paltering is about manipulation to gain the upper hand.“Yes, it is self-presentation, it is trying to put your best foot forward and trying to present yourself as the best version of you, but in the process, knowingly misleading the other person,” he said.Paltering is an area that hasn’t been well-studied. Rogers was inspired to dig into it while working on a paper with HBS’ Norton about how politicians dodge questions during debates and about whether the public notices or punishes them for not answering properly (it doesn’t). “They often actually say things that have the feel of answering it, but lead people to a strategically guided conclusion that may not be true — that’s what sort of prompted this broader project,” he said.Building on prior negotiation findings of behavioral scientists such as HBS’s Gino and Max Bazerman, the working-paper team ran several studies to assess the attitudes, benefits, and risks of artful paltering. In one study of 65 mid- to senior-level managers enrolled in an executive-education course at HBS, 66 percent reported paltering in most (22 percent) or some (45 percent) of their deal-making. Ninety-two percent of the managers said they palter in order to get a better deal, while 80 percent reported that when they palter, they think of it as honest.The paper finds that not only does paltering lead to heightened negotiating impasses because critical information is left out, thus hampering decision-making, but if those key details are discovered the palterer’s reputation may be damaged, leading to the loss of future deal-making opportunities.Paltering is effective and offers some benefits, but it’s not entirely without risk, the paper concludes. Palterers often get away with their deceptions because it’s hard for a counterpart to ferret out enough missing, relevant facts to detect that they’ve been fooled. And because palterers are rarely confronted with accusations of lying, they are typically emboldened to try it again because their conscience is clear. Even if caught, they’re often judged by outside observers less harshly than if they had lied outright.“It’s a deception that leads the deceiver not to feel as bad about themselves” because it’s not viewed as negatively as lying, thus a person’s “self-image and self-concept is not as violated by paltering,” said Rogers.