Poll: Icelanders look set to reject Icesave repayment

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Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

House 77 / dIONISO LAB

first_img House 77 / dIONISO LAB Portugal Text description provided by the architects. Póvoa de Varzim is a city profoundly related to the sea and fishing. Its great cultural richness became an interesting stimulus to the project. In fact, the house was an opportunity to revitalize some of the city’s memories and to participate in the panoply of colours and materials that characterise the street.Save this picture!Courtesy of dIONISO LABThe house is simple… it is organized in a vertical and hierarchical way. The social areas are on the inferior floors and the private areas on the superior levels. To achieve great visual amplitudes and dynamic interconnections between spaces, the interior was structured in half floors. The width of the plot decided the stair. In fact, it became the heart of the house. A wall painted with Blue Klein emphasizes its importance and continuity through the spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of dIONISO LABThe west facade is covered by aluminum venetian blinds that not only defend the interior from the insulation but also open the house to a small garden. At east, the house gets its identity. The intimacy is guaranteed by stainless steel panels, perforated with the “siglas poveiras”. These symbols are a proto-writing system once used as a way of communication and to mark personal and fishing belongings. Also, they were hereditary and constituted an important family legacy that was transmitted by inheritance through generations, evolving with new combinations.Save this picture!Courtesy of dIONISO LABIn this way, the house, in the very centre of “Bairro Norte”, shares some of the city’s memories and references with the population and revitalizes a legacy that has been progressively forgotten and abandoned. Quietly, the house confesses its pride in the city… Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNowa Huta of the Future Proposal / Basic City A+UArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Ruta del PeregrinoArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272841/house-77-dioniso-lab Clipboard Area:  232 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272841/house-77-dioniso-lab Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Póvoa de Varzim, Portugalcenter_img “COPY” 2010 Houses Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of dIONISO LAB+ 18 Share Architects: dIONISO LAB Area Area of this architecture project House 77 / dIONISO LABSave this projectSaveHouse 77 / dIONISO LAB CopyAbout this officedIONISO LABOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPovoa de VarzimHousesPóvoa de VarzimPortugalPublished on September 18, 2012Cite: “House 77 / dIONISO LAB” 18 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Solidarity with frontline workers

first_imgWhen Philadelphia city officials banned all large parades due to COVID-19, AFL-CIO officials cancelled their annual Labor Day parade, opting for a virtual event and telling workers to “stay home and watch it on TV.” Rank-and-file workers, however, made other plans. As a result, Labor Day 2020 will go down as one of Philadelphia’s most politically significant and progressive celebrations of Labor Day in recent memory.Outside City Hall, the militant Solidarity Rally with Frontline Workers brought out nearly 200 workers from a broad range of public service jobs. Key demands included personal protective equipment (PPE) for all workers, hazard pay and no cuts or layoffs. Participants were urged to call Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials to lift up these workers’ demands and to sign their petition. (tinyurl.com/yy9t8nwa)One speaker from Teamsters Local 623, representing UPS workers, challenged the bosses’ use of the word “essential” to describe the jobs he and other workers do, day-in-and-day-out, facing the risk of COVID-19. “For seven months, we have been called ‘essential,’ but how can we feel essential when we don’t get PPE, we don’t get hazard pay and when the bosses threaten us with layoffs? We need to organize and take back our worth!”While there was no traditional blocks-long Labor Day march, the diversity and militancy of the speakers more than made up the difference. In addition to the traditional wearing of T-shirts identifying union affiliations, many wore Black Lives Matter shirts or face masks.Noticeably absent were the plethora of politicians who often use the Labor Day parades to promote their individual campaigns.Instead, most speakers were rank-and-file members of unions representing sanitation workers, firefighters, library workers, railroad workers, nurses, postal workers, public school teachers and university staff from Temple University and Community College of Philadelphia.One dominant theme was the importance of rank-and-file workers in pushing their unions to take a more active role in promoting workers’ demands. Three organized rank-and-file union caucuses present included WE (Working Educators of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers), RAFT (Rank-and-File Temple Caucus) and the newly formed group UNITY, a progressive caucus organized within AFSCME locals.Endorsers included AFSCME DC 33 Local 427 (Sanitation), AFSCME DC 33 Local 403 (Highways), AFSCME DC 33 Local 394 (Water), AFSCME DC 33 Local 1637 (911/Fire Operators & Philadelphia Parking Division), AFSCME DC 47, AFSCME Local 2187 (Library), BMWED-IBT Local 3012 (Railroad Workers), Teamsters Local 623 (UPS workers), AFT Local 2026 (CCP staff), TAUP (Temple Association of University Professionals), TAUP-RAFT (Temple University rank and file caucus) and AFSCME rank and file city workers.The rally ended with a moment of silence for all the essential workers who have lost lives to COVID-19, followed by a rousing promise that the struggle for the rights of frontline workers will continue. When we fight, we win!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

first_img Previous articlePhil Mickelson returns to seniors with appearance in ArizonaNext articleWoman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Local NewsStateUS News WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

National Ladies Homestead Gathering set meeting

first_img Twitter National Ladies Homestead Gathering set meeting Facebook The National Ladies Homestead Gathering has scheduled a meeting for Ector County from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave., Odessa. The National LHG provides a welcoming environment, where women can share knowledge, celebrate victories and address challenges while cultivating community with like-minded women. Join the group as they explore the exciting possibility of bringing a LHG Chapter to Ector County. All women are welcome who have a dream or desire to be more self-reliant. Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articleSoccer: OHS vs Lubbock CoronadoNext articleTips to Throw the Best Parties this Awards Season Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Plea In Delhi HC Seeks Immediate Repatriation of 56 Pregnant Nurses Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi HC Seeks Immediate Repatriation of 56 Pregnant Nurses Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Mehal Jain17 May 2020 4:37 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has been moved in a petition for the repatriation of 56 pregnant healthcare workers who are stranded outside the country with highest priority “as all of them are in serious distress and need immediate medical and socio-psycho support”. The Petitioner United Nurses Association (UNA) is one of the largest nurses associations with 3.8 lakhs Nurses as its members,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has been moved in a petition for the repatriation of 56 pregnant healthcare workers who are stranded outside the country with highest priority “as all of them are in serious distress and need immediate medical and socio-psycho support”. The Petitioner United Nurses Association (UNA) is one of the largest nurses associations with 3.8 lakhs Nurses as its members, operating as a trade union, representing the interest of the registered nurses through its constituents and its organisational affiliates. It is pointed out that on May 7, 2020 India started Vande Bharat Mission, believed to be the biggest repatriation mission in the country’s history, to bring home citizens stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. As per the announcements of the Ministries of Home Affairs, of External Affairs and Civil Aviation, the phased repatriation mission from May 7 to 13, has 64 flights bringing back approximately 14,800 citizens from 12 countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Philippines, Singapore, UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, USA and Oman etc. The MHA vide Order dated 05.05.2020 declared the standard operating procedure (SOP) for all stranded Indian citizens returning home with following priority: – Compelling cases in distress, – Migrant workers and labourers who have been laid off, – Short-term visa holders faced with the expiry of visas, – Persons with medical emergencies including pregnant women and elderly persons.  Students and those who have suffered a death in their family. It is submitted that even after the first phase of Vande Bharat Mission, a large number of persons with medical emergencies including pregnant women are still stranded in foreign lands. “It is pertinent to mention that the Respondents announced second phase of Vande Bharat Mission where there is a plan to operate 149 repatriation flights to 31 countries between May 16 and May 22 to bring home citizens stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic”, reads the petition through Advocate Subhash Chandran K. R. It is advanced that the Petitioner organisation is compelled to file this Writ Petition as its 55 members who are pregnant and stranded in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 1 member from Kuwait needs immediate medical and psycho-socio support as all of them are health care workers and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection. Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence etc. The plea avers that all of these 56 pregnant nurses are having serious medical issues as most of them are in the 3rd trimester of their pregnancy and all of them are staying alone in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia did not provide family status to the staff nurses. It is submitted that most of them are duly registered in the Indian Embassy at Saudi Arabia for prioritised repatriation in the first phase of Vande Bharat Mission but not considered by the Respondents. Besides, on May 12, the Embassy of India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia announced second phase of Vande Bharat Mission whereby six flights will be operating in between May 19 and May 23. Therefore, the Petitioner is praying for the strict implementation of the aforesaid Standard Operating Protocol for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country.Next Storylast_img read more

Respond confirm keys have been handed over following delays

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articlePower outages affecting parts of DonegalNext articleSubstantial amount of drugs seized in Letterkenny News Highland Respond confirm keys have been handed over following delays Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ By News Highland – December 4, 2020 center_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Social Housing Agency, Respond has confirmed that all keys have been handed over for 40 houses in the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny.It was claimed earlier that a number of people had been put up in local hotels due to a delay in the handing over of the keys.Respond has confirmed that the issue has now been resolved. WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Night school was a waste of time

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article I am about to complete my BA in business management which included a unit onemployment law. Prior to this I completed my HND in business and personnel.After four years of night school, I have discovered that the CIPD onlyrecognises post-graduate qualifications for accreditation towards its standard.Have I wasted four years, or do you think this study would be enough to pass anassessment test, which I understand is an option? As my age is already againstme, I don’t want to spend another three years studying. Suzanne Taylor, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes Your HND in business and personnel will indeed give you eligibility forexemption to both ‘managing activities’ and ‘managing people’ units of theCIPD. However, it is only eligibility – it is down to individual universitiesas to whether or not they give you the exemption, so it is worth shoppingaround between universities. Of course, this also means that you must beprepared to study for the remaining electives to complete the qualification. Interms of the assessment route, this does need post-graduate level qualificationsto progress towards CIPD membership, so further study will be a necessity. You can be reassured that your four years of study have not been a waste oftime, but equally, it is not the end of the road. Hang on in there,qualification will be worth the effort. For further information regardingexemptions and courses, it is worth you contacting the CIPD directly. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS consultancy What you have achieved to date should not be considered a waste of time. Youhave shown commitment by attending night school and now have a degree inbusiness management. It is essential for HR professionals to have anunderstanding of business. The issue for you now is the CIPD qualification. As you rightly state, theCIPD will only accredit post-graduate qualifications as the new CIPD standardsare deemed to be at Masters level. Therefore, it will be necessary to reviewyour options. How important is it for you to gain the CIPD qualification? You have been misinformed about an assessment test, as there is no suchthing. I am afraid your options are limited to undertaking the CIPDqualification at college, or looking at the work-based professional assessmentroute, which gives you CIPD Graduate Membership and can be completed in a year. Night school was a waste of timeOn 28 May 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Double delight as online delivers for Debenhams

first_imgDouble delight as online delivers for DebenhamsOn 6 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The introduction of a recruitment portal by Debenhams has helped thedepartment store increase its volume of applications by 50 per cent. Those who don’t register the importance of this couldn’t possibly have beenaround at the tail-end of the 1990s, when internet recruitment generated moreadministrative problems than it solved for HR. Just publishing an e-mailaddress on a job ad was enough to invite a tidal wave of untargeted andunmanageable applications. Debenhams’ increase, however, is a 50 per cent rise in the right kind ofcandidates, largely because of improvements in recruitment software, as well asthe ‘human’ screening process behind the site. A freelance panel of ex-HRpersonnel assess the candidates using a unique scoring and assessment criteria.The other big difference with internet recruitment this time around is howcompanies are approaching the implementation of digital processes in general.No longer are new technologies merely bolted on to existing models. Nowadays,new processes are built around them, they are embedded into the company cultureand, crucially, have to be justified on a business level. “We’ve reduced time to hire by 10 per cent already, and know that wecan do better than that,” says Michelle Newman, Debenhams’ recruitmentadviser, retail and campaigns, who explains that developing an online strategywas also important to the organisation’s brand. “The marketplace wastelling us that we needed to go online and yes, we wanted to step up therecruitment process, but we also wanted to be at the forefront of things. Wewanted something to mark us out as the best, and make us a point ofdifference.” Debenhams employs 23,500 people, 64 per cent of them part-time. It operatesin 12 countries at 115 locations, and deals with more than 13 million customerseach year. Prior to online recruitment, it received a high number ofspeculative paper applications, plus 2,000 graduate applications each year. Rather than set up a separate website, Debenhams built the recruitmentportal into its corporate site and opted for Resourcing Software’s Web-cruit, ajob-posting and tracking system that allowed it to incorporate its screeningcriteria as part of the application form. It was also imperative that the system interfaced to the retailer’s PSEnterprise (PSe) HR management system (HRMS) from Northgate InformationSolutions (formerly Rebus), since part of its sell to the board was that theinvestment would build on results already achieved through this. As soon as acandidate inputs information into the portal, it can be downloaded to the HRMSsystem, and then put through the various stages. “This has saved us a huge amount of administration,” says Newman.”It’s given us an ease of accessibility when it comes to information, andmade applying for jobs much easier. Eighty per cent of our applications for themanagement training programme now come online.” This figure is ahead of target and above the same time last year for theprogramme. Around 1,600 online applications were received for the Bullringstore in Birmingham – the highest number of applications ever received for anew Debenhams store. Not only does the portal provide the retailer with another channel throughwhich to develop its recruitment and marketing campaigns, but because it isintegrated into the corporate site, candidates can also find out everythingthey need to know about working for Debenhams. Other useful features includethe facility to fill out an application in stages. Debenhams’ plans include moving to self-service HR, but at the moment, itwants to ensure the recruitment process is as slick as it can be. Its measured approach is more typical of the way large organisations are nowapproaching e-HR, says Steve Foster, manager at the business consultancy groupat Northgate. “Everyone has to define their own starting point when it comes to e-HR,and then put it in the context of a bigger plan or roadmap. It could berecruitment, but equally it could be flexible benefits,” he says. “Weall want the killer application that will get self-service out there.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more