Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBlue Financial Services Limited is a South African-based micro-finance institution which provides loans and financial services to low-income and financially underserved customers in Africa. The company has an international footprint; operating 220 branches across Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria and CMA. Blue Financial Services (Botswana) Limited provides solutions for personal loans, consolidated loans, short-term loans, education loans, home loans backed by a pension and provident fund, loans for home improvement, debt consolidation and handset finance. The company also offers insurance solutions, including corporate life, personal life, corporate short-term and personal short-term insurance. Blue Financial Services Limited was founded in 2001 and its head office is based in Pretoria, South Africa.
Tagged with: Digital Everyclick.com is a new UK search engine launching later this month which will donate 50% of its gross revenue to charity.Everyclick.com will enable web users to raise funds for their selected charity at no cost to themselves or the charity, simply by searching online and clicking on one of the results.Its founders hope to pass on to charity some of the £3.9 billion of global web search revenues that are predicted to be generated this year. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 June 2005 | News New search engine to donate 50% to charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Everyclick.com says that charities including Save the Children, HOPE HIV, and The Meningitis Trust together with local primary schools will benefit.A charity must be listed before it can benefit. The more a charity’s supporters use the site to search, the greater the proportion of the 50% donation to charity that the charity will earn. Users who do not select a specific charity will benefit all listed charities on a pro rata basis.The site is already live and can be previewed. It will be launched officially on 16 June 2005.Like other search engines, it offers web search results, images, news feeds and special features such as Amazon product listings.UK Fundraising searched everyclick.com for “fundraising” and found that the fundraising.co.uk site comes third and fourth in the results, a decent enough showing. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Blog shows continued hostility to chuggers 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis As the Irish legislature debates measures to tighten up the regulation of chuggers in the new charity bill, a blog in the Irish Times illustrates their unpopularity with the public.‘SoundingOff’ in the Times shows that some people are very hostile to the presence of street collectors in the major cities of Ireland. One blogger says he boycotts charities that employ them, accusing them of using ‘bully tactics.’Another blogger considered that they were too well paid while another offered suggestions on how to use avoidance tactics such as pretending to be on the mobile phone.During the debate on the new charity legislation last week some members of the Irish Dail voiced strong opinions on street collectors and called for more regulation of their activities.www.ireland.com Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 29 January 2008 | News
In the former Soviet Union, Cosmonautics Day on April 12 celebrates the anniversary of the first space flight by a human, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, on April 12, 1961, and the great advances in space exploration opened up by socialist construction in the USSR.Communists in the city of Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic, held a festival for children in honor of Cosmonautics Day, with chalk drawing, music and renovation of the playground at the local planetarium. Photo: Communist Union of DonbassThe centerpiece was the refurbishing and stenciling of rocket-themed playground equipment with images of Gagarin and other symbols of the Soviet space program.This year, the Communist Union of Donbass and the Workers’ Party of Donbass put out a call to “celebrate Cosmonautics Day under the red flag!” These recently founded, activism-oriented groups unite veteran organizers with youth, and local communists with political exiles from Ukraine, where the far-right government backed by Washington has banned communist organizations and unleashed neo-Nazi groups against opponents.Svetlana Licht told Workers World: “We gave the kids crayons and paper for airplanes. They all scrambled immediately to draw rockets, Gagarin and, more often than not, our planet. They told us all they knew about the Soviet space program, Gagarin, and Belka and Strelka [the first dogs in space].“I told the children that Gagarin and [spacecraft designer Sergei] Korolev dreamed of arranging a flight to the moon. The kids apparently decided that the moon was not enough for the Soviet space program, so they drew Gagarin on Pluto.” Residents are working hard to rebuild from two years of war unleashed by the Ukrainian regime against Donetsk and its sister independent republic, Lugansk. And they are persevering, despite continued Ukrainian shelling of the capital and other towns and villages.Members of the Communist Union and the Workers’ Party have been active in the reconstruction efforts, including spring subbotniks (days of volunteer labor) on weekends. They promised to return to the planetarium later in April to make further renovations and improvements to the playground.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ASA Opposes Additional Cuts to Crop InsuranceAccording to a Government Accountability Office report requested by Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn – the federal government could potentially save one-billion dollars a year by capping crop insurance subsidies at 40-thousand dollars per farmer per year. American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman opposes the potential cuts. He says it doesn’t make sense to make changes to a program that has been successful and critical to farming operations. Wellman says farmers are willing to do their fair share to help reduce spending – and are doing that in other areas – like eliminating direct payments. Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow also disagrees with proposals to change crop insurance.Source: NAFB News Service House Ag Chair Echoes Farmer Sentiments on Crop Insurance House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas is rejecting the premise of a recent Government Accountability Office report that suggests crop insurance program supports should be limited for farmers. Lucas says farmers continue to express the importance of crop insurance because it forms the backbone of the safety net. He says he does not support the repeated attacks on an actuarial sound risk management program that serves as a good example of a public-private partnership where producers pay for coverage. Lucas says limiting program supports would discourage participation in the crop insurance program and endanger its integrity as a result.A release from the House Agriculture Committee Thursday highlighted excerpts of farmer testimony on the importance of the crop insurance program in field hearings started by the committee last month. One Minnesota corn and soybean producer told committee members that Federal Crop Insurance should be preserved, protected and strengthened. A corn, soybean, wheat, hay and beef producer from Ohio expressed that crop insurance in its current form is the most effective answer to short crop years. Yet another producer said effective risk management has never been more important because of today’s environment of volatile prices and high input costs. The Alabama cotton, corn, peanut, soybean, grain sorghum and cow calf producer strongly urged that crop insurance not be weakened during this farm bill. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 12, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News House Ag Chair Echoes Farmer Sentiments on Crop Insurance Facebook Twitter Previous articleInfographic Illustrates How RFS is WorkingNext articleRetail Food Prices Increase in First Quarter of Year Gary Truitt
SHARE Previous articleDuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol PlantNext articleWater Extremes Dictated 2015 Crops Gary Truitt Students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and Utah have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team:• Taylor McNeel of Arkansas, an agricultural business major at Southern Arkansas University, was elected president.• Nick Baker of Tennessee, an agricultural communications major at the University of Tennessee, will serve as secretary.• Sydney Snider of Ohio, an agricultural communications major at The Ohio State University, was elected eastern region vice president.• Abrah Meyer of Iowa, an agricultural business major at Iowa State University, will serve as central region vice president.• Abbey Gretsch of Georgia, an agricultural communications major at the University of Georgia, was elected southern region vice president.• Sarah Draper of Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, will serve as western region vice president.The new team was elected Saturday, Oct. 31, at Freedom Hall during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as National FFA officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern and western regions of the country.National officers commit to a year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more.The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. National FFA Officer Team Elected By Gary Truitt – Nov 2, 2015 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News National FFA Officer Team Elected SHARE
Follow the news on Iran News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned to go further When arrested on 9 March, Shahidi told her mother she planned to go on hunger strike in protest against her detention and the pressure put on her to make her confess. She also wanted to denounce the fact that she had been denied her rights and refused access to her lawyer.She is currently being kept in solitary confinement in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison and, according to her family, her situation is now critical.RSF points out that subjecting journalists, citizen journalists and other prisoners of conscience to inhuman and degrading treatment constitutes a flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is party.RSF calls for Shahidi’s immediate and unconditional release.Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists and citizen journalists, with a total of 28 currently detained. It is also one of the world’s biggest prisons for women journalists.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned June 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Help by sharing this information May 11, 2017 Hengameh Shahidi, detained woman journalist, has stopped eating, could die June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the irresponsibility of the Iranian authorities in refusing to free Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian journalist who, according to her family, began a hunger strike two months ago and has not been taking any form of food since yesterday. Organisation Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media
China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison The Chinese authorities confirmed today that the 20,000 foreign journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have unrestricted access to the Internet during their stay. Kevin Gosper, the head of the IOC’s press commission, admitted today: “I also now understand that some IOC officials negotiated with the Chinese that some sensitive sites would be blocked on the basis they were not considered games related.” Yesterday Gosper said the IOC’s key concern was to “ensure that the media are able to report on the games as they did in previous games.”Reporters Without Borders condemns the International Olympic Committee’s acceptance of the fact the Chinese authorities are blocking access to certain websites at the Olympic Games media centre in Beijing. More than 20,000 foreign journalists are affected.The organization also condemns the cynicism of the Chinese authorities, who have yet again lied, and the IOC’s inability to prevent this situation because of its refusal to speak out for several years.“Yet another broken promise!” the press freedom organisation said. “Coming just nine days before the opening ceremony, this is yet another provocation by the Chinese authorities. This situation increases our concern that there will be many cases of censorship during the games. We condemn the IOC’s failure to do anything about this, and we are more than sceptical about its ability to ‘ensure’ that the media are able to report freely.”Sun Weide, the chief spokesman for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG), today said the authorities would only guarantee “sufficient” Internet access for accredited media.The Internet that foreign journalists in China can access is only relatively free. Yesterday, they were unable to access a new Amnesty International report entitled “The Olympic countdown – broken promises” or the websites for many foreign media, such as the BBC’s Chinese-language service, the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the Hong Kong-based Apple Daily and the Taiwan-based Liberty Time. The Reporters Without Borders and Falungong spiritual movement websites were also inaccessible.Last February, the IOC announced that athletes would be allowed to keep blogs during the games as they were “a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism” but it said the blogs would have to free of political content. News ChinaAsia – Pacific July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 IOC accepts organized online censorship / 奥委会祝贺中国在言论自由方面的进步 Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more Here is Reporters Without Borders’ advice to foreign journalists facing Internet censorship——————-奥委会祝贺中国在言论自由方面的进步奥委会主席Jacques Rogge在2008年7月16日宣布对中国政府有关言论自由的保证表示“满意”。Jacques Rogge称，“尽管中国最近通过的有关媒体的法律并非尽善尽美，但是，对中国来说，这却是令人瞩目的进步。外国媒体第一次可以在中国自由报道、播放节目。网络监察将不复存在，可以在天安门自由采访，当然，有些方面仍有待进一步完善，可是我们要客观地说，这的确是一大进步。” Jacques Rogge还强调了中国政府在童工、私有财产国有化的补偿金、环境保护方面取得的“进步”。几天前，Jacques Rogge对法国总统萨科奇出席奥运会开幕式深感喜悦：“我替法国队高兴，因为本国元首出席奥运会对代表队实在是鼓舞士气的好事。” 无国界记者对上述发言深表忧虑。在过去的半年中，中国的高压措施增强：自2008年1月起，24名记者被逮捕或判刑。2008年7月18日，异见者黄琦以 “非法持有国家机密罪”被捕，至今已经被关押了三十七天，而警方却仍在寻找证实该罪行的证据。 April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemns the International Olympic Committee’s acceptance of the fact the Chinese authorities are blocking access to certain websites at the Olympic Games media centre in Beijing. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more
February 13, 2020 1,931 Views Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s selection for the Federal Reserve Board, was questioned by Republican lawmakers during her nomination hearing Thursday, according to reports by Bloomberg. Bloomberg reports that Senators Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), Patrick Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), and John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) said following the Senate Banking Committee hearing that they had not yet decided if they would vote for her confirmation. Just one Republican “no” vote could block Shelton’s nomination, assuming all Democrats vote against her. “I think the Fed should be independent and we should have mainstream people on there,” Shelby said following the hearing. “I don’t think she’s a mainstream economist. She’s different. Another voice.”Shelton is the former economic adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, and Bloomberg called her a “controversial” pick because of her past comments on the gold standard, the dollar, and whether the Fed’s congressional mandate to pursue maximum employment and stable prices is meaningful. Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, said Shelton most recently served as the Executive Director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She was confirmed by voice vote in the Senate in 2018. “Shelton’s experience working for nonprofits and academic institutions forged her deep knowledge of democracy, economic theory, and monetary policy that will broaden and diversify the Fed’s perspective,” Crapo said. CNBC reported last year following her nomination that her “unorthodox monetary beliefs” could draw questions from lawmakers. In a post published by the libertarian think tank Cato Institute in 2018, Shelton drew a comparison between cryptocurrencies and gold.“If the appeal of cryptocurrencies is their capacity to provide a common currency, and to maintain a uniform value for every issued unit, we need only consult historical experience to ascertain that these same qualities were achieved through the classical international gold standard,” she wrote.She added: “In proposing a new international monetary system linked in some way to gold, America has an opportunity to secure continued prominence in global monetary affairs.” Home / Daily Dose / Trump’s Pick for Federal Reserve Board Questioned During Hearing Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Trump’s Pick for Federal Reserve Board Questioned During Hearing Tagged with: Donald Trump Federal Reserve Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The ‘Conundrum’ Surrounding the GSEs Next: AMDC Highlights Program Spotlighting Diversity Donald Trump Federal Reserve 2020-02-13 Mike Albanese Subscribe