Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

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Hurricanes vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 6

first_imgSunday Apr 1, 2012 Hurricanes vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 6 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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NSPCC more than doubles its Big Bike Ride target

first_img Howard Lake | 15 April 2008 | News The NSPCC has increased its fundraising target for its Big Bike Ride by two and a half times. Last year the event, in which mums on bikes and tots on trikes are encouraged raise funds for the charity, raised £190,000. This year’s target is £450,000.The increase is partly due to the addition of three big city bike rides in Newcastle (28 June), Sussex (20 July) and Cardiff (26 July).The Big Bike Ride’s main focus is the weekend of 27-29 June.The event is being supported by celebrities including England Rugby’s Matt Stevens, Gayle Porter and actress and singer, Michelle Gayle.www.bigbikeride.co.uk/break 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. NSPCC more than doubles its Big Bike Ride target  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Comic Relief shares its Gift Aid software with other charities for free

first_img  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 14 October 2013 | News Tagged with: Gift Aid Technology Comic Relief shares its Gift Aid software with other charities for free Comic Relief is making its Gift Aid software available to other charities for free on an open source basis to help the sector deal with the move to Charities Online, HMRC’s new system for claiming Gift Aid.Comic Relief’s Gift Aid Interface Link software (GAIL) is already accredited by HMRC. Charities can now integrate it with their existing Gift Aid system to help them meet the new requirements regarding Gift Aid. From 1 October this year, charities that process batches of more than 1,000 claims must submit Gift Aid repayment data through HMRC’s Charities Online systemComic Relief’s Business Director, Colin Simon, explained: “Comic Relief is a strong supporter of anything that makes claiming Gift Aid easier and more automated. Having developed this tool for our own use, and knowing it has the flexibility to work with other systems, we are pleased to share it with the wider sector.”The code and terms of use are available on Github. The Windows software can be used now, a little earlier than Comic Relief had originally expected. Most charities will require a technology expert to integrate it with their system.GAIL does not support the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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

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White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion

first_img Facebook Twitter White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion Facebook Twitter SHARE A media report says President Trump’s budget proposal contains $46.54 billion in cuts to government funding in the Ag sector, with those cuts spread out over ten years. The biggest proposed cut is $38 billion dollars from farm support programs. Those cuts include new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and a cap on potential commodity program payments. The president proposes a 36 percent cut in the federally subsidized crop insurance program. Crop insurance cuts would yield the largest savings, including $16.2 billion by limiting the government’s share of premiums. It would also save $11.9 billion by eliminating the harvest price option.The proposed budget cuts would eliminate the Rural Development Program, which provides zero-interest loans to rural utilities and support to rural businesses. It would also reduce government costs for federal inspectors at meat plants in two years by adding $600 million in user fees for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.As is the case with most White House budgets, the proposals will be modified or eliminated by Congress. Following the release of the Trump administration’s budget proposal, Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following joint statement: “We support the Trump administration’s goal of achieving three percent economic growth for our nation. USDA’s latest estimates find agriculture, food, and related industries contribute $992 billion to our economy. As we debate the budget and the next Farm Bill, we will fight to ensure farmers have a strong safety net so this key segment of our economy can weather current hard times and continue to provide all Americans with safe, affordable food. Also, as a part of Farm Bill discussions, we need to take a look at our nutrition assistance programs to ensure that they are helping the most vulnerable in our society.”Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – May 23, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion Previous articleAg Groups Respond to White House Budget CutsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 24, 2017 Hoosier Ag Today SHARElast_img read more

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Kurdish citizen journalist kidnapped and murdered in Syria

first_img RSF_en February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish citizen journalist kidnapped and murdered in Syria Citizens and activists have taken over the baton from professional journalists unable to enter Syria or who are prevented from carrying out their work. They are playing an essential role in gathering and distributing information. Reporters Without Borders has previously reported the arrest of many of them. The lawyer and blogger Rudy Othman was among the new detainees. He was arrested on Hamra Street in Damascus on 15 March for the third time since the start of the protests. The blogger and activist Jamal Al-Omas was arrested at the Lebanese border the same day as he returned from Beirut. The blogger Mohamed Abu Hajar was arrested in the Mediterranean-coast city of Tartus on 14 March because of what he has been writing in his blog “Mazaj.”Ahmed Salal, a journalist who was arrested on 12 February, was meanwhile released yesterday.As already reported, the 12 young people who were arrested on the evening of 7 March in the restaurant Niniar, in the Damascus neighbourhood of Bab Sharqi, included Yara Michael Shamas, 20, an information technology specialist who is the daughter of Michael Shamas, a human rights lawyer active on Facebook, Jehad Jamal, a blogger known by the name of ‘Milan’, who had been released on 29 December after two and a half months in detention, and Etab Labbad, a 20-year-old journalism student who has worked with various newspapers and websites such as Kassioun and Baladna.The authorities are still holding eight of the 16 people who were arrested during a 16 February raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression. They are Mazen Darwish (the head of the centre), Hussein Gharir, Hani Zitani, Joan Fersso, Bassam Al-Ahmed, Mansour Al-Omari, Abdel Rahman Hamada and Ayham Ghazzoul. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for their release. The latest member of the original 16 to be freed was Shady Yazbek, on 12 March.There is still no news of two Turkish journalists – Adem Özköse, a reporter for the magazine Gerçek Hayat and the daily Milat, and cameraman Hamit Coşkun – who were abducted by Shabiha militiamen near the northwestern city of Idlib on 10 March and then handed over to members of the Syrian intelligence services. Related documents Kurdish citizen journalist kidnapped and murdered in Syria – Arabic VersionPDF – 55.29 KB SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News to go further Help by sharing this information Qatna, an amateur photographer, was abducted by four hooded men from his home in the town of Derbassiyeh, north of the eastern city of Al-Hassakeh, at 8 pm two days ago. His body, which showed signs of torture, was found three hours later in a nearby village. The brutality of his treatment can be seen in a video posted on YouTube. Uncertainty surrounds the identities of his killers. Some sources blame the pro-Assad Shabiha militia while others are still unsure. Whoever plotted and carried out his murder, the press freedom organization condemns this killing and hopes investigators will find the perpetrators who will then be tried and punished. Qatna, 22, was active in the Kurdish youth movement and acted as a photographer for the Free Derbassiyeh Coordination Committee. He regularly covered demonstrations in the mainly Kurdish region and supplied photographs to various media organizations. Reporters Without Borders expresses its sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was buried yesterday in his birthplace of Tel Kadish near Derbassiyeh. Several citizen journalists and four professional journalists have been killed since the start of the year, including two Frenchmen, reporter Gilles Jacquier and photographer Rémi Ochlik, as well as American war correspondent Marie Colvin and Syrian journalist Shoukri Ahmed Ratib Abu Bourghoul. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Receive email alerts News News Follow the news on Syria News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Reporters Without Borders has learned with dismay of the murder two days ago of the citizen journalist Jawan Mohamed Qatna.“The organization strongly condemns this murder. Activists and journalists who strive to keep the international community informed about the demonstrations across the country and the abuses by the authorities are the main victims of the violence of the past year,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Kidnapping, torture and murder have become everyday practices, particularly by forces linked to the government. The UN special representative for Syria, Kofi Annan, must acknowledge these abuses in his plan to end the violence and conduct an investigation as soon as he is able.” Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Café Cupcake nominated for national award

first_imgTwitter RAI seeks out Limerick’s best eateries ahead of Irish #FoodOscars BusinessNewsCafé Cupcake nominated for national awardBy Liam Togher – June 13, 2013 1003 Limerick’s best advance to national RAI finals Facebook TAGSCafe CupcakeIrish Restaurant AwardsTim Clements Previous articleGame over, Ball burst – Is there anything like it?Next articleTogher Talk – Declan Considine Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Irish Restaurant Awards nominations for 2020 are open Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Print A CAFÉ on Henry Street has been nominated for a national award by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.Café Cupcake, which opened as recently as August 2012, was shortlisted among just eight nominees across Ireland for Best Café in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2013.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Proprietor Tim Clements was overjoyed with the nomination, explaining that such a status does not come easily.He said: “The achievement is really quite high as it’s between everybody within the Restaurants Association of Ireland. You have to be nominated by somebody first and after that it is a mystery shopper.“Somebody comes out and they eat, drink and take in the atmosphere. It’s great to be voted into the top eight of the country. It means a lot.”Café Cupcake produces almost all of its food in-house, a quality that, according to Tim, makes it such a popular place to eat.He added that this dedication to self-production has struck a chord with the public, with a loyal customer base now dining regularly at the Henry Street venue.“We’re very much about cooking everything here, there is so little bought-in product. Everything is home made, from the cupcakes to the chicken dishes. We cook our own chicken for the sandwiches.“There’s no processed food and it shows with our price structure as well that people are deciding to come away from groups and are supporting local, small, independent businesses.“We have a good, loyal base of customers and people are starting to come back more and more now. They’re walking down from the other end of town to come here for afternoon tea.”Café Cupcake is the only Limerick-based enterprise shortlisted for the Best Café award and Tim is confident that the prestige garnered by the nomination will be reflected in increased business.“I certainly hope [it will generate more business]. It would be great if that’s what it would generate, so that other people will come in and experience what somebody must have experienced in the first place to have got through to the point where we are.” Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Seven Limerick establishments compete for national awardslast_img read more

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Public art piece vandalised on Barnesmore Gap

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter By News Highland – December 1, 2010 Public art piece vandalised on Barnesmore Gap 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Previous articleGaa – Murphy Named Donegal CaptainNext articleJCB sought after serious damage to Lackagh Bridge News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook One of Donegal’s most recently installed pieces of public art has been vandalised. The Map Wall at Barnesmore Gap has been defaced with republican slogans. One side of the walls contains reproductions of 19th century letters about Donegal placenames, the other, a relief map of the county.Terre Duffy is Public Arts Manager in the county. She says the wall was moved to Barnesmore Gap so that it would be seen by the maximum number of local people and visitors.For this to happen, she says, is outrageous……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/terre530.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Bar Council Of Delhi Urges Delhi CJ To Constitute More Benches And Allot More Judicial Officers To Hear Urgent Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesBar Council Of Delhi Urges Delhi CJ To Constitute More Benches And Allot More Judicial Officers To Hear Urgent Cases Akshita Saxena7 April 2020 7:07 AMShare This – xBCD Chairman also urged the CJ to hold some benches in the High court premises and permit entry to the concerned advocate on record.The Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, KC Mittal has written to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, urging him to hold some benches in the High court premises and permit entry to the concerned advocate on record. Mittal points out that though restricting court work to “extremely urgent matters” is essential to hold out the pandemic, such unprecedented circumstances have…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 Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, KC Mittal has written to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, urging him to hold some benches in the High court premises and permit entry to the concerned advocate on record. Mittal points out that though restricting court work to “extremely urgent matters” is essential to hold out the pandemic, such unprecedented circumstances have adversely affected certain class of persons, particularly under trials and other needy citizens whose cases, despite urgency, could not be taken up. Notably, the Supreme Court on Monday issued a slew of directions to streamline the functioning of courts via video conferencing and in effect relaxed the present protocol of extremely urgent hearing and accommodated other categories of urgent hearings. The Supreme Court had also asked the courts to reduce the need for the physical presence of all stakeholders within court premises and directed that court will have the power to restrict entry into courtroom to maintain distancing. In this backdrop, Mittal has urged that some benches may be held in the High court, restricting entry by permitting only the advocate on record. The letter states, “Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 06.04.2020.has passed certain directions to conduct hearings through videoconferencing, which pave way for relaxing the present protocol of extremely urgent hearing and accommodating other categories of urgent hearings and also consider to introduce a mechanism so that some matters of great importance and causing great prejudice to people can be taken up by strictly observing the preventive measures. If possible some benches can be held in the High court, restricting entry by permitting only the advocate on record.” Inter alia, he has appealed to the Chief Justice DN Patel to allocate more judicial officers in the District Courts also so as to facilitate hearing of other categories of urgent matters, under the protocol set out by the Supreme Court. “This will subserve the wider interest of all stakeholders of the justice delivery system in general and also provide succour to the lawyers and litigants in particular,” Mittal urged. Next Storylast_img read more

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A new method for the determination of primary and secondary terrestrial and marine biomarkers in ice cores using liquid chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry

first_imgThe majority of atmospheric compounds measured in ice cores are inorganic, while analysis of their organic counterparts is a less well developed field. In recent years, understanding of formation, transport pathways and preservation of these compounds in ice and snow has improved, showing great potential for their use as biomarkers in ice cores. This study presents an optimised analytical technique for quantification of terrestrial and marine biosphere emissions of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) components and fatty acids in ice using HPLC-MS analysis. Concentrations of organic compounds in snow and ice are extremely low (typically ppb or ppt levels) and thus pre-concentration is required prior to analysis. Stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) showed potential for fatty acid compounds, but failed to recover SOA compounds. Solid phase extraction (SPE) recovered compounds across both organic groups but methods improving some recoveries came at the expense of others, and background contamination of fatty acids was high. Rotary evaporation was by far the best performing method across both SOA and fatty acid compounds, with average recoveries of 80%. The optimised preconcentration – HPLC-MS method achieved repeatability of 9% averaged for all compounds. In environmental samples, both concentrations and seasonal trends were observed to be reproducible when analysed in two different laboratories using the same method.last_img read more

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