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Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Epilepsy Action relaunch in memoriam scheme

first_imgEpilepsy Action relaunch in memoriam scheme AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 May 2012 | News Tagged with: in memoriam Individual giving Epilepsy Action have relaunched their in memoriam fundraising programme, the Sunflower Tribute Funds scheme, using MuchLoved’s service.All existing tributes have already been moved over to the new platform and they are now listed in their bespoke remembrance garden. So far 67 tribute funds have been set up.Laura Bennett, Individual Giving and Membership Manager at Epilepsy Action, said: “We were looking for an established tribute fund website which could help us develop Epilepsy Action’s existing tribute funds and establish new funds. MuchLoved’s platform offered the functionality we required and a swift transfer process, enabling us to provide an almost seamless service to our supporters”.www.theremembrancegardens.org/Partners/Tributes/sunflowerfunds/ 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

The Great Big small Charity Car Draw lets small charities offer new car as raffle prize

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 22 June 2012 | News The FSI has launched The Great Big small Charity Car Draw to give small charities the chance to sell raffle tickets online and offline to their supporters to give them a chance of winning a brand new Kia Picanto.This is the fourth year of the draw and so far is has helped raise over £219,000 for 817 small charities. Last year the average raised by a charity was £423 but the highest was over £5,000.The idea is to enable lots of small charities together to offer an attractive prize of a new car, something each individual charity would never be able to secure as a raffle prize.This year’s Car Draw is supported by Kia Rotherham and GoCompare, and features a new website. To take part you have to sign up (at no charge) to become a member of the FSI Community.www.smallcharitycardraw.org  76 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Great Big small Charity Car Draw lets small charities offer new car as raffle prize Tagged with: Community fundraising Gaming Raffles 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

Two Kurdish journalists sentenced to death

first_img News Organisation Sign the petition for the release of the two journalists Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the death sentences imposed on two Iranian Kurdish journalists by a revolutionary tribunal in Marivan on 16 July. “We call on Iran to reverse this decision and to refrain from executing two men who did nothing but exercise their right to inform their fellow citizens,” the organisation says. RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists July 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Kurdish journalists sentenced to death February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alertscenter_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today on learning that journalists Adnan Hassanpour and Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar were sentenced to death by a revolutionary tribunal in Marivan, in Iran’s Kurdish northwestern region, on 16 July.“These death sentences are outrageous and shameful,” the press freedom organisation said. “They show how little Iran is bothered by international humanitarian law. They also show how determined it is to use every possible means to silence the most outspoken journalists and human rights activists.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We appeal to the international community to ask Iran to reverse this decision and to refrain from executing two men who did nothing but exercise their right to inform their fellow citizens. Iran is in the process of becoming one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists.”Hassanpour worked for the magazine Asou, which has been banned since August 2005 as a result of a decision by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. He wrote about the very sensitive Kurdish issue.At his trial, which was held behind closed doors, he was found guilty of “activities subverting national security” and “spying.” His interviews for foreign news media including Voice of America were cited by the prosecution. According to his family and one of his lawyers, Sirvan Hosmandi, he was transferred to Sanandaj prison on 18 July.The charges on which Botimar, a contributor to Asou and an active member of the environmental NGO Sabzchia, was sentenced to death were not immediately known.Three other Kurdish journalists are currently in prison in Iran. Ejlal Ghavani of Payam-e Mardom-e Kurdestan, a weekly that was suspended in 2004, was detained on 9 July of this year after being convicted by a court in Sanandaj of “inciting the population to revolt” and “activities against national security.”Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, Payam-e Mardom-e Kurdestan’s editor and the founder of a human rights organisation, was arrested on 1 July and transferred to Evin prison. He has not been officially charged.Kaveh Javanmard of the weekly Karfto is currently serving a two-year prison sentence. He was not allowed access to a lawyer during his trial, which took place behind closed doors.With a total of nine journalists currently detained, Iran continues to be the Middle East’s biggest prison for the press and one of the world’s ten most repressive countries as regards freedom of expression in the media. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s 34 worst “press freedom predators.” Since he became president in August 2005, the authorities have cracked down hard on journalists. The situation is especially fraught in the Kurdish northwest. March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gardaí seize car with no tax since 2016

first_imgBuncrana Roads Policing Unit, assisted by the RSA and Customs have issued a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice to a driver on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road.The Ford Galaxy vehicle was found to have not been taxed since December of 2016.The vehicle was detained and also found to have incorrect fuel in its tank. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleWarnings issued of higher risk of burglaries over ChristmasNext articleInishowen League Results 09/12/18 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardaí seize car with no tax since 2016 Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 9, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Full-depth englacial vertical ice-sheet velocities measured using phase-sensitive radar

first_imgWe describe a geophysical technique to measure englacial vertical velocities through to the beds of ice sheets without the need for borehole drilling. Using a ground-based phase-sensitive radio-echo sounder (pRES) during seven Antarctic field seasons, we measure the temporal changes in the position of englacial reflectors within ice divides up to 900 m thick on Berkner Island, Roosevelt Island, Fletcher Promontory and Adelaide Island. Recorded changes in reflector positions yield ‘full-depth’ profiles of vertical ice velocity that we use to examine spatial variations in ice flow near the divides. We interpret these variations by comparing them to the results of a full-Stokes simulation of ice-divide flow, qualitatively validating the model and demonstrating that we are directly detecting an ice-dynamical phenomenon called the Raymond Effect. Using pRES, englacial vertical ice velocities can be measured in higher spatial resolution than is possible using instruments installed within the ice. We discuss how these measurements could be used with inverse methods to measure ice rheology, and to improve ice-core dating by incorporating pRES-measured vertical velocities into age modelling.last_img read more

VIDEO: IAI to Showcase Unmanned Combat Maritime Vessel in USA

first_img View post tag: IAI VIDEO: IAI to Showcase Unmanned Combat Maritime Vessel in USA View post tag: News by topic View post tag: vessel Equipment & technology Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: IAI to Showcase Unmanned Combat Maritime Vessel in USA View post tag: Combat The Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) will showcase a dual-mode, manned/unmanned combat maritime vessel KATANA next week at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition in Florida, USA, according to the United Press International (UPI). View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Unmanned View post tag: Navy View post tag: Showcase View post tag: usa Operation of the KATANA can be remotely controlled by using an advanced command and control system as well as via a manned combat operating mode.The vessel is capable of conducting a wide range of missions. It can be used to protect maritime borders and offshore gas rigs and pipelines, exclusive economic zones, followed by providing port security, electronic warfare, and shallow waters patrolling, as explained by IAI.She is equipped with various payloads (including electro-optical), communication systems, radio (Line of Site, LOS, or NLOS), radar and weapon systems.The KATANA was developed by IAI’s Malam factory and unveiled on February 4th, 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 9, 2014; Image: IAI May 9, 2014last_img read more

Destruction in the Union at presidential handover

first_imgHe confirmed that ‘the individual then proceeded to set alight this particular book, before it was then extinguished by the Ex-President Hertford College [Laura Winwood].‘The person who removed the book was an ordinary member and not part of any Union Committee. We are now looking into beginning a disciplinary process against this member in response to these actions, in accordance with the process outlined for such offences in the Rules’.Under Rule 71 of the Oxford Union Society, misconduct can amount to an ‘action liable or calculated to bring the Society into disrepute’. A disciplinary committee could fine, suspend, or expel the member.The book in question may have belonged to a collection of publications containing the life works of L Ron Hubbard, bequeathed to the Union by the late David Gaiman, publicity director for L Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology. The boxed collection was reported to have been disturbed during the night.The Senior Treasurer of the Oxford Union said in a meeting of the Standing Committee on Monday 14th March that he was ‘horrified that somebody gives the Union a lot of stuff, and that some of it is burned. It was just terrible.‘You may not agree with these books, but this doesn’t mean that you should burn them.’Whilst this suggests that the book was part of the L Ron Hubbard collection, there is still no official evidence to confirm the speculation. However, Sangha stressed, ‘the Union is taking the matter very seriously and will follow due process in all instances’.The President also added, in response to claims that framed photographs of previous committees had been damaged on the same evening, ‘as far as I am aware any broken glass was caused through accidental damage and not through malicious activity.’He emphasised that the only reported instance of any equipment broken on the night was a chair that had lost a wheel, and ‘since been repaired’.Previously it was unclear whether any books had in fact been burnt, though the rumours made national news on 14th March, when journalist Tim Walker published an article on the Daily Telegraph website entitled ‘Betty Blue Eyes Star Leaves Photographers Feeling Blue’.The article observed, ‘Gaiman’s dying wish that [the donation of these collected works to the Union] would lead to a spate of conversions amid the dreaming spires now looks deluded.’ She told Cherwell, ‘Early in the evening, myself, along with an Ex-Librarian, who has now left Oxford, jokingly burnt a print-out page of the Union rules. That was all – it was a joke and nothing else and no Scientology books were burnt!‘With regards to whether anyone actually burnt any Scientology books, I can’t really say for sure. I got quite tipsy quite early on and didn’t really see or do anything exciting or noticeable from about midnight onwards… However I do think, that if there were books burnt, it’s pretty bad behaviour and especially if they had been donated to the Union.’Westbury’s Facebook status the following morning read, ‘what on earth happened last night????’A scanner in the general office is also reported to have been broken during the night\’s celebrations. One attendee of the party described how the police came to the Union at 11pm because people were setting off fireworks.A source told Cherwell, ‘Pictures of old committee have been smashed and taken down.’One student speculated that the reason for the party getting out of hand was that ‘lots of people came back – old Union officers and friends of Langman’s. They didn’t feel the sense of responsibility’.Union Officers have expressed concerns that reports of potential Scientology book burnings in the press could deter celebrity followers of the cult-religion from speaking at the Union.Ashvir Sangha, President of the Oxford Union, has admitted to Cherwell that at least one book was burnt at last week’s presidential handover dinner.Other senior members of the Union have expressed their dismay that guests set light to ‘stuff’ that had been donated to the society.In a statement issued to Cherwell, Sangha described the events that unfolded at the presidential handover.Sangha wrote, ‘The Union is currently looking into the events that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 13th March. It appears that a book was removed from the President’s Office, where it had been secured pending review by the Library, and taken to the gardens’. The presidential handover dinner on Saturday night at the Oxford Union saw the destruction of Union property as guests allegedly smashed glass, danced on tables and burnt books.The dinner marked the end of James Langman’s tenure as Union president, and the inauguration of Ashvir Sangha.A pile of ash leftover from the night’s celebrations remained by the wooden benches outside the Union building on Monday morning. Three sources confirmed that a Union rulebook was burnt.Speculations have also been made that some of the books burnt on the night included Scientology books donated to the Oxford Union by the late David Gaiman, publicity Director for L. Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology.President-elect Izzy Westbury said that ‘she can’t really say for sure’ whether any Scientology books were burnt.However, a number of boxes were found opened with the contents distributed around the Union.A source reported finding a book about Dianetics, a system believed by Scientologists to relieve psychosomatic disorders by cleansing the mind of harmful mental images, in the General Office.One unnamed guest commented, ‘Yeah, there were people burning books. I heard people saying they were Union rules.’A different attendee of the party, who also wished to remain anonymous, described how guests got ‘very drunk’, though there were only ‘one or two people involved’ in burning books. They added, ‘We didn’t know what books they were, but they were definitely burning pages of them.’Some guests also reported hearing hymns sung in Latin as the books were burnt.Anthony Boutall, ex fire safety officer of the Union, commented, ‘I just went out for a cigarette. Whilst there was revelry all around me, I didn’t investigate any of it.’Some members, including president-elect Izzy Westbury, said that they were just burning printed pages. Westbury said, “I definitely did not burn any books.’last_img read more

Scientists aim to be the first to reach the Earth’s mantle

first_imgThe Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) plans to drill down through the Earth’s crust and reach the mantle, the second of four layers which make up the Earth. While researchers have been attempting this elusive feat since the 1960s, if JAMSTEC and its partners succeed they will be the first to ever to do so.The project will begin with a preliminary expedition undertaken by seafloor survey vessel Kairei, which, equipped with submarine vehicles and dredges, will use sonar to test the structure from the seafloor to a dozen kilometres underground. These tests will take place in September this year in waters northeast of Hawaii, with the coasts of Mexico and Costa Rica also to be considered for drilling.Once a drill site has been chosen, the project will be handed over to JAMSTEC’s flagship vessel, Chikyu, equipped with drilling technology normally seen only on commercial oil drilling platforms. Chikyu will have to lower its drill through 4 kilometres of ocean before attempting to reach through the 6 kilometres of rock which make up the crust, the outermost layer of the earth. This may seem a long distance, but it is relatively thin—if the team were attempting the same feat on land, they would have to drill through dozens of kilometres of rock to reach their goal.JAMSTEC hope to begin excavating as soon as the early 2020s, but there are financial concerns. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Platform (IODP) made plans to use Chikyu for a mantle expedition back in 2013, but the project was hit by severe budget troubles, and this new project has an estimated cost of ¥60 billion (roughly equivalent to £400 million).The researchers hope that by sampling the mantle and the crust-mantle divide, it will be possible to better determine how the crust initially formed, giving us insights into the geological history of our planet.Speaking to CNN, some of the JAMSTEC team expressed excitement about the prospect of finding microbial life deep under the Earth’s surface. In 2006, a group of Princeton-led researchers working in a South African mine some 2.8 kilometres below the surface discovered bacteria alive and well leading scientists to ask just how deep into the crust organisms can survive. The study of organisms who live in seemingly inhospitable conditions, so-called ‘extremophiles’, is exciting to many scientists as they give an insight to the adaptations developed in extreme conditions, possibly hinting at the characteristics of life on other planets.The Japanese government also support the project with a more practical reason in mind: by developing better drill technology, drilling further than ever before, and discovering more about the mantle, many advancements can be made in predicting earthquakes—a major and common problem in Japan due to its location on the edge of the Eurasian continental plate. This will also help deal with devastating tsunamis and tidal waves which are often caused by undersea earthquakes.The research vessel Chikyu has a history of earthquake prediction. It has been used in the past to investigate the join between the Philippine and Eurasian tectonic plates, which cause many of Japan’s earthquakes as they slowly scrape past each other. It may now be possible that the same vessel, drilling in pursuit of a geological holy grail that has been sought for over 50 years, can uncover crucial information about the first two layers of the Earth, with consequences not only for Japan, but across the world.last_img read more

OCBP Takes Third in County Lifeguard Races

first_imgBy Lesley GrahamThe Ocean City Beach Patrol opened the 2019 summer racing season with a solid third place finish at the Cape May County Lifeguard Races held in Wildwood Crest on Monday evening. Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol hosted the event and would come out on top of the team competition, taking home the trophy. Patrols from Cape May County – Ocean City in the north through Cape May Point in the south – made up the 10 towns represented at the races. Competition consisted of seven events: doubles row, singles row, men’s and women’s paddleboard, men’s and women’s box swim, and a co-ed surf dash relay. Ocean City scored top three in four of the seven events, taking second place in the doubles row (Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman), and third place finishes in open paddleboard (Bryan Theiss), singles row (Shannin Theiss) and the surf dash relay (Richie Richman, Kat Soanes, Andrew Duff, Andrew Carney and Ryan Mccrossan).Paul Boardman (stern) and Matt Garbutt (bow) row to a second place finish in the doubles race for Ocean City.Also for Ocean City, Brian Mcgroarty placed fourth in the open swim, while Samantha Brady and Erin Murphy placed sixth in the women’s swim and box paddle, respectively. The ocean was rough, with strong seas and current pulling towards the south and with wind off the ocean. It led to some less than desirable conditions for racing. Paul Boardman, a senior guard on the Ocean City Beach Patrol, as well as one of the members of the two man doubles crew, stressed that point. “(Matt) Garbutt and I have only been rowing together for two months and this was our first out-of-town race together. But there’s a huge difference between rowing and racing, and tonight we came here to race,” Boardman said as he celebrated their second place finish. Ryan Mccrossan of Ocean City races through the surf during the surf dash relay.Bryan Theiss competed in his fourth Cape May County Races. A 17-year veteran of the OCBP and holding the title of training officer, Theiss has put a lot of time and effort into his training regime to compete with the best. “I take training seriously and I take competing seriously,” he said. “I just don’t come out here to exist. I come out here to win.” Theiss finished third in the box paddleboard, being outrun on the beach by Wildwood Crest and Stone Harbor lifeguards. Shannin Theiss of Ocean City rides a wave in at the finish of the singles rowing race.Ocean City Capt. Brian Booth was proud of the team’s performance.“It was a good first race. We are still learning and it’s early in racing season. We still have some big in-town races to determine who will compete for us this summer out of town, but our future is looking bright,” Booth said. The Ocean City Beach Patrol will be back in action this Wednesday as the women compete at the Longport Women’s Invitational.Ocean City’s Bryan Theiss paddles into shore during the box race, which runs on the beach for the finish. Ocean City’s Kat Soanes battles through the waves on her leg of the surf dash race in a race this month.last_img read more