Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2013 Annual Report


first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bridging the summer learning gap: Travel and education


first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSEducationtravel Previous articleLocal politics should stay localNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint AugustineThe benefits of travel have been written about for centuries, connecting the experience with cultivating awareness and expanding perspectives. The story of travel connotes a journey of self-discovery. The introduction of every new culture is the beginning of a new mindset. For many, travel is at once a decentering and unifying experience. The encounter of something new leads to being fully present, evaluating preconceptions and rewiring beliefs. The effects of travel on adults are well documented. But how does travel affect children, who rely so much on stability and who, in many ways, already live in the moment, and experience the world with eyes wide open? Does the disruption of place hinder or complement a child’s intellectual development?It’s been eight years since the U.S. Department of Education took a closer look at the effects of travel on childhood education. In a 2009 study, which analyzed findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of the Kindergarten Class database, family life was assessed, as were summer activities and school experiences. The study collected data from 21,600 children from grades K-5; a subset of 5,047 parents were also asked about their family excursions during the summer. Study results showed improved standardized test scores in reading, math and general knowledge from the children who traveled during the summer with their families.The study findings are important because they provide an alternative to learning loss in kids during the long summer months away from school. Kids who don’t engage in activities during the summer are at risk of falling more than four months behind their peers. This statistic goes all the way up the ladder to college students. Today, many parents consider the arc of the travel experience – seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, attending concerts and visiting historic sites, monuments and art museums – as an opportunity to not only enhance the emotional depth and patience of their children but their academic outcomes as well. As a result, some parents are opting to “world school” their children during the summer, with noted benefits of bonding and spending quality time with family, building an interest and respect for other cultures, and making learning interesting and deeply engaging.Can we simply conclude that vacations make kids smarter? We reached out to travel expert Jim Menge for the answer. Menge has been to more than 100 countries and is a believer of the benefits of travel. Menge is also the President of Rovia, an industry-leading travel, and lifestyle service provider, headquartered in Plano, Texas. “Not necessarily,” Menge says. “But the immersive experience of travel and all the delight and disruption that go along with it can have a real effect on childhood learning. And when kids start early, they broaden their horizons, and develop a real appreciation for the world they live in.”If summer travel can have such a profound influence on the intellectual development of kids in grades K-5, what effect, if any, does it have on college students? In the year 2000, the University System of Georgia, comprising 35 institutions, conducted a 10-year study to see if study abroad contributed to the academic performance of college students. They found the experience not only resulted in improved academic performance, higher GPAs and graduation rates, but it benefited the performance of at-risk students as well.Clearly, travel and education can create powerful combinations. If you have children, consider taking a vacation over school breaks and during summer months. It will add to their development and character. And if you have kids in college, study abroad has become an even more compelling option. The shared experience of travel can bring families together, creating bonds and lifelong memories. It’s time to consider the data that promotes travel as the ticket to a world of increased engagement and enhanced academic performance. Bon, voyage! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders in Rome as Berlusconi gets closer to being declared a “Predator”


first_img Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union October 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders in Rome as Berlusconi gets closer to being declared a “Predator” RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive At a news conference today in Rome with Viva Zapatero director Sabina Guzzanti, Reporters Without Borders called on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to put a stop to his attacks and lawsuits against the press and voiced its support for the media the Italian leader has targeted.“Berlusconi is on the verge of being added to our list of Predators of Press Freedom,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “This would be a first for a European leader. We are also about to release the latest version of our press freedom index and Italy has every chance of being ranked last among the European Union member countries.”Berlusconi has been stepping up his harassment of the media and his attacks on press freedom in recent weeks. He has brought a 1-million-euro libel action against the newspaper La Repubblica because it has been pressing him for two months to respond to questions about his private life, in particular his relationships with a teenage girl and female escorts who say they have attended parties at his villas in Rome and Sardinia. At the same time, the daily L’Unità is being sued for 3 million euros over its coverage of alleged corruption in connection with receptions organised for the prime minister.Not content with trying to impose a positive and upbeat coverage of his activities on the state-owned media and the media owned by his Mediaset press empire, Berlusconi is now trying to dictate the coverage of the independent Italian media and international media. Lawsuits have been brought against the Spanish daily El País over photos of one of his parties and against the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur over a report headlined “Sex, power and lies” about the Russian mafia’s alleged infiltration into the leadership of the Italian government.Berlusconi is also considering suits against Rupert Murdoch’s English-language newspapers, which could add to the conflict of interests arising from the fact that he is Italy’s premier and a media magnate at the same time.“The European Union must clearly repudiate the abuses currently taking place in Italy and in other member countries,” Julliard said today. “We hope that the next EU summit on 29-30 October will be used to issue a reminder to everyone that Europe must be a space that is free of all press freedom violations.”At the initiative of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Niccolò Rinaldi, an Italian MEP affiliated to this group, the European Parliament has scheduled a debate about freedom of the press and information in Italy for its 7 October plenary session. The European Parliament’s leading political groups intend to use the debate to make it clear that the situation in Italy is of concern to the entire Union. It could result in a draft resolution that would be put to a vote at the plenary session in Strasbourg on 19-22 October.Julliard and the Italian section of Reporters Without Borders will attend a demonstration in defence of press freedom tomorrow in Rome. The press freedom organisation urges journalists and all citizens to come and express their support for media freedom and independence. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts (Picture Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images) ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Italy Leggere in Italiano : Italia – Basta Cosi’ : Silvio Berlusconi si avvicina alla lista dei predatori della libertà di stampa Organisation Related documents Basta_cosi_-2.pdfPDF – 194.56 KB ItalyEurope – Central Asia to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more News News News November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code


first_imgSections 293, 294 and 295 criminalize publishing private information, recording conversations or taking pictures without permission. Under article 306.2, showing “disrespect” towards someone either directly or through satire is also punishable by up to three years in prison. Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story August 17, 2018 To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Nepalese authorities to amend several articles in the country’s new criminal code, which took effect today, because they limit the freedom to provide news and information in the public interest. News June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill “We call on the Nepalese authorities to immediately rewrite these provisions because, in their current form, they would seem to constitute an unacceptable censorship tool,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. May 29, 2019 Find out more The preamble of Nepal’s 2015 constitution proclaims full freedom of the press, while article 19 prohibits censorship. Journalists are nonetheless often subjected to pressure from various authorities, as when the head of the supreme court tried to prevent the publication of any reports criticizing him. He was later removed. Nepal is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. “They must take account of the need to be able to gather news and information in the public interest. By leaving too much to the judge’s discretion, these articles could be used to criminalize all investigative journalism and criticism of public figures. If they are not amended quickly, Nepal is liable to fall sharply in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.” Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Help by sharing this information Nepal’s media industry has boomed since the monarchy’s overthrow a decade ago after a brutal civil war, spawning dozens of newspapers and TV news channels that have played a key role in the transition towards democracy (photo: Prakash Mathema / AFP). to go further Nepalese journalists could face up to three years in prison if they publish information that is deemed to be “confidential” under the new criminal code. Several of its articles relating to the protection of privacy pose a serious threat to journalistic practices. RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal News News News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Thugs threaten to kill journalist, what are authorities doing?


first_img RSF_en November 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thugs threaten to kill journalist, what are authorities doing? “Unpatriotic Citizens, Read this Tobaski warning. It is left to you to make a choice. You choose to live or die. You must take one. I know that you know what my name Mofala means in your own language Mandinka. You are stubborn fucking guys who want to destroy the image of the APRC Government and our affectionate President Yahya Jammeh. You think that you can apply for permit to bring the Tnisian,Egypt, Algeria,Seria and Libya situation here. I will come with my team of patriotic killers who kill for the love of our country and our president. The police are not the best guys to deal with you. I have stepped in voluntarily to kill all of you and if you deny this just ignore my warning. I know that you are dealing with Gambian dissidents abroad, but you will not survive it at all. For the fact that your stupid colleagues who called themselves Journalists give me your email addresses shows that you are easy to finish. (…) We will get all of you and slaughter you like Tobaski Rams. We will come for you without any further information. We will fuck you to death soon. None of you will escape. From Mofala Jato and his team of patriotic killers.”See below a screenshot of the threatening message. News July 23, 2019 Find out more Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom GambiaAfrica News January 27, 2020 Find out more —–26.10.2012 – Two journalists threatened with death in hostile e-mailsReporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by death threats received in e-mails yesterday by the journalists Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan, against whom charges of conspiracy and inciting violence were dropped earlier this week.“The conditions that journalists face in Gambia have deteriorated to alarming extent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Since August this year, Yahya Jammeh, a predator of freedom of information, has been increasing judicial and administrative pressure on journalists working for independent news organizations”.“Encouraged by these methods, the Gambian president’s supporters are prepared to resort to murder when journalists dare to criticize the government. We urge the authorities to call a halt to their campaign to undermine the credibility of the media and to guarantee journalists the safety they deserve, starting immediately by opening a proper investigation into the threats received by Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan”. Organisation GambiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Follow the news on Gambia News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by an increase in threats and intimidation attempts against freelance journalist Abubacarr Saidykhan, who – along with Daily News reporter Baboucarr Ceesay, the Gambian Press Union’s vice-president – already received death threats by email in October.After talking to Saidykhan, Reporters Without Borders is amazed that the presence of police who are supposed to protect him has had no deterrent effect on those responsible for the threats, and calls on the authorities to accept that they have a duty to take effective action.Saidykhan has been under close watch for weeks by unidentified men often stationed outside his home. Two days ago, a car pulled up next to Saidykhan as he was standing at this gate, and one of the four men inside addressed him as follows:“We told you that we would come for you without any further warning. We have learned that you are a very stubborn journalist. The next time we meet you, your head will be hammered by one of our patriotic killers. Just continue to ignore our warnings.”“The increase in the threats received by Saidykhan is symptomatic of the decline in the situation of the media in Gambia since August,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The boldness of these ‘patriotic killers’ – supporters of President Yahya Jammeh bent on using death threats to terrorize journalists – is indicative of the impunity and protection they enjoy.”Deloire added: “We call on the authorities, who have been given a description of the vehicle and its licence plate number, to take all necessary stops to identify the passengers. A failure to react would show that these thugs were sent by the government and that Saidykhan is on his own and has no effective protection.”Shortly before he was shot dead in December 2004, Deyda Hydara, the editor of The Point and correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Reporters Without Borders, received similar threats to the ones that Saidykhan has been getting. Photo : Baboucarr Ceesay et Abubaccar Saidykhan Related documents Death threats PDFPDF – 693.1 KB to go further The two journalists were arrested and charged in early September after calling for a peaceful demonstration against a wave of executions of prisoners ordered by Jammeh in August. Each received the following e-mail yesterday: August 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

More than 130,000 customers without power as major storm hits East Coast


first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 130,000 customers are without power Monday evening along the East Coast after a major storm hit the region.New York has more than 23,000 customers without power, Massachusetts, 47,000, Rhode Island, 32,000 and Connecticut has more than 28,000 without power.The storm also produced a tornado Monday, 14 miles west of Dover, Delaware, according to the National Weather Service.At 3:20 p.m. ET, a tornado-producing storm was located near Goldsboro, Delaware, moving northeast at 40 mph, the NWS said.A tornado watch has been issued for the Mid-Atlantic through 7 p.m. Monday, with the threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes for Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.Heavy rain and gusty winds will be spreading across the Northeast through the rest of the day. Some flooding is possible and wind gusts could reach 50-60 mph, especially along the coast.By Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, the rain will be completely cleared out along the East Coast with some leftover snow showers for parts of the eastern Great Lakes, from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Buffalo, New York.Earlier, the storm system moved through the South over the weekend and into the early Monday morning hours and produced a possible tornado near Tallahassee, Florida, with reports of some damage.More than a half a foot of rain fell in eastern Texas, producing flash flooding in the Houston metro area.The center of the storm system moved through the southern Appalachian Mountains Monday morning, spreading heavy rain into the Mid-Atlantic with thunderstorms, damaging winds and even a tornado threat for the Southeast.On the back side of this large storm system, it is turning much colder with snow and the heaviest snow will be from Ohio into western Pennsylvania and New York, where locally a foot of snow is possible.Some of the snow will work its way down to the mountains of North Carolina, where more than a half a foot of snow is possible and a Winter Storm Warning has been issued from western New York to North Carolina.last_img read more

Asian man stabbed in back in Chinatown, suspect charged with attempted murder as a hate crime


first_imgBen185/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 23-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man in the back in New York City’s Chinatown, police sources said.Salman Muflihi, of Brooklyn, allegedly pulled an 8-inch knife on the victim at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, according to police sources.The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, sources said.After the attack Muflihi ran to a security guard outside the nearby Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, allegedly telling the guard, “I just stabbed someone. Where are the police at?” sources said.Muflih allegedly told detectives that he “didn’t like the way” the victim “looked at him,”Muflihi was also charged with assault, forgery and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police sources.Violence against Asians has been growing since the pandemic.Between March and December last year, the organization Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate recorded nearly 3,000 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents nationwide.The New York City Police Department reported a 1,900% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes last year.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BYU and San Diego State announce two-game series


first_img Written by May 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU and San Diego State announce two-game series Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU and San Diego State today announced the schools have agreed to a home-and-home men’s basketball series for 2018 and 2019.The first meeting of the series will be at San Diego State in Viejas Arena on Dec. 22, 2018, with the second game being played in the Marriott Center on Nov. 9, 2019.Former league foes in the Western Athletic Conference and the Mountain West, the Cougars and Aztecs have met 72 times with BYU holding a 48-24 advantage in the all-time series.BYU finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 24-11 and 11-7 in the West Coast Conference. The Cougars reached the title game of the WCC Championships and received an at-large bid to the NIT. BYU is No. 12 all-time in NCAA history in total victories and has 29 NCAA tournament appearances, 29 regular season conference titles and two national players of the year.Current head coach Dave Rose is first in school history and seventh among active head coaches in career winning percentage. He has led the Cougars to four conference titles, 13-straight 20-win seasons and 13-straight postseason appearances (eight NCAA, five NIT).San Diego State, coached by Brian Dutcher, was 22-11 overall and 11-7 in the Mountain West in 2017-18. The Aztecs won the Mountain West Championships to claim an automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.Tipoff times and broadcast plans will be determined at a later date. Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/San Diego State Aztecslast_img read more

Unprecedented security planned for Super Bowl LIII


first_imgJanuary 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Unprecedented security planned for Super Bowl LIII Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMarilyn Nieves/iStock(ATLANTA) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots held their first practices in Atlanta Wednesday ahead of Super Bowl LIII this weekend. But they’re not the only ones working on game plans. Off the field, law enforcement from multiple agencies are gearing up for an unprecedented level of security at the big game.While authorities tell ABC News there are no specific threats to the Super Bowl, federal, state and local agencies are on high alert, using dogs, drones and over 10,000 cameras to secure the game. The Department of Homeland Security alone is contributing 600 officers.ABC got an inside look at the security being prepared for Super Bowl LIII, which will take place this Sunday at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium:Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Physician-Chief, Division of Cardiology -133


first_imgThe WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and Service Lineprovides care across a wide geographic area. The HVI has a clinicalpresence in WV, PA, OH, MD, and VA, with its flagship located in anew 10-story, $300 million dollar tower in Morgantown, WV. This isthe academic home to WVU’s efforts in leading cardiovascularquality and research, clinical education, outreach and statewideprogram development. The WVU HVI Division of Cardiology provides afull spectrum of quaternary services from advanced heart failureand EP services to transcatheter LAA occlusion, TAVR and TMVR, withparticipation in several clinical trials, including earlyfeasibility investigation. Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To apply, please submit your CV directly to KelliPiccirillo, Physician Recruiter, [email protected] and visit http://wvumedicine.org/heart/for more information. Cardiology Division Chief at the WVU Heart & VascularInstituteThe West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI)are seeking national applicants for the position of Chief, Divisionof Cardiology, Department of Medicine, WVU Heart and VascularInstitute, West Virginia University. This leader will join therapidly expanding HVI and help guide a progressive and robustDivision of imagers, interventionalists, electrophysiologists andclinicians on a state-wide mission of innovation to elevate accessof cardiovascular services to all citizens of West Virginia andsurrounding regions. We seek applicants who hold an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (foreigneducational equivalent accepted) with board certification orequivalent in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, orelectrophysiology. Candidates should be at an Associate Professorrank or higher and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted WestVirginia medical license at the time of employment.  At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, you’ll join a renownedteam of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, medical andinterventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists,cardiovascular anesthesiologists, researchers and others making anextraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally,but across our entire state and beyond. Ours is a collaborativeatmosphere that allows you to practice advanced medicine in ahighly satisfying academic environment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of fourteen member hospitals, others under managementagreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby MemorialHospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center thatoffers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who servehundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state ofWest Virginia and the nation. center_img Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour southof Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. andBaltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the bestsmall metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle andbusiness climate. The area offers the cultural diversity andamenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.There is also an excellent school system and an abundance ofbeautiful homes and recreational activities. WVU is an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – andis the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more