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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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NYC airport workers demand living wage

first_imgLocal 32BJ of the Service Employees union organized a protest on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, to demand the day as a paid holiday for airport contract workers. Hundreds of workers marched across the LaGuardia Airport access bridge in Queens, N.Y., after the airlines and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey repeatedly refused to make MLK Day a paid holiday. These workers also want 32BJ recognized as their union.These contract workers at the three Port Authority airports — LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark — receive minimum wages, no sick days, insufficient medical care and hard working conditions.There was broad community support for the protest. About 30 people, including 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa, Rep. Charles Rangel and some members of New York’s City Council and State Assembly, sat down on the bridge in a preplanned civil disobedience and were arrested.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Volleyball starts slow, loses to Iowa State 0-3

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texascenter_img Twitter printThe Frogs (16-7, 6-5 Big 12 Conference) started off Saturday’s match down 0-4 in the first set and never caught up with the Cyclones (15-7, 8-3), who led wire-to-wire in an error-plagued match for TCU at home in Fort Worth.The Frogs lost in three sets, finishing 25-19, 25-21 and 25-17.TCU was out-blocked 4.5-6.o and was out-killed 35-47.Outside hitter Ashleigh Martin led the Frogs in kills with eight, but two Cyclones, Morgan Kuhrt and Samara West, totaled twelve kills each to lead the match.Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer was not pleased with the team’s execution.“I thought we came in with a solid game plan to attack them up the center of the court, but when you have service errors, those lead to blocking errors, which lead to errors in the passing game,” Kramer said.“Those errors start a vicious cycle, and I will make sure we come out ready to play in our next two road matches,” she said.TCU will take on the Baylor Bears in Waco on Wednesday at 7 p.m in their next match. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt + posts Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleDisruptive behavior at bus loadings causes increase in alcohol violationsNext articleFrogs in dire straits against Oklahoma State Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Two Caltech Professors Named Simons Investigators

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Caltech professors Alexei Kitaev (left) and Christopher Umans (right). Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech and the EAS Communications Office/CaltechCaltech professors Alexei Kitaev and Christopher Umans have been named Simons Investigators. These appointments are given annually to “support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions.” Investigators receive $100,000 annually for five years.Alexei Kitaev, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, studies quantum computation and related areas of theoretical physics. He was recognized for helping to found the field of topological quantum computing, which involves theoretical computing devices that use a type of elementary particle called an anyon to do computations.“The central idea is to protect quantum information from errors by encoding it in a collective state of many electrons called a ‘topological quantum phase,’” Kitaev says. “I proposed a scheme whereby a piece of quantum information is stored in a pair of particles called Majorana modes at the ends of a microscopic wire. This idea has been elaborated by other physicists and is now being tested experimentally.”In 2012, Kitaev received the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize for his work developing algorithms and theories to enable quantum computing. A member of Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008.Chris Umans, a professor of computer science, studies complexity theory, a field that aims to determine rigorously the possibilities and limitations of computation. “Computational complexity attempts to answer the question: ‘What is computationally feasible given limited computational resources?’” he says.Umans was noted by the Simons Foundation for his work on matrix multiplication, a prominent problem that involves the devising of optimal algorithms for multiplying two n-by-n matrices. The citation also noted his development of a “novel algorithm for polynomial factorization.”“The Simons award was a complete surprise! I am honored to be recognized in this way and grateful to the Simons Foundation for their support,” he says. “Long-term support like this allows researchers to really focus on difficult, long-term problems, and this is incredibly valuable, especially in these fields that are filled with deep, foundational open questions.”Umans also received an NSF CAREER award in 2004 and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2005.The Simons Foundation was founded in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons to advance research in mathematics and the basic sciences. In 2012, the Simons Foundation awarded fellowships to Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and Director of Caltech’s Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, and former professor of astrophysics Christopher Hirata (BS ’01), now a professor of physics at Ohio State University. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week People Two Caltech Professors Named Simons Investigators By LORI DAJOSE Published on Friday, August 7, 2015 | 11:11 am Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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BREAKING : Justice BR Gavai Recuses From Hearing Param Bir Singh’s Plea Against Maharashtra Govt Inquiries

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : Justice BR Gavai Recuses From Hearing Param Bir Singh’s Plea Against Maharashtra Govt Inquiries LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 May 2021 12:56 AMShare This – xSupreme Court judge Justice BR Gavai recused from hearing a writ petition filed by expelled Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh challenging the departmental inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra Government.The petition was listed today before a vacation bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai. When the matter was taken, Justice Saran told Senior Advocate Puneet Bali, who was representing Param Bir, that “his brother has difficulty in hearing the matter”.Senior Advocate Bali had by then started his submissions by saying that a “witch-hunt” was going on against Param Bir Singh in violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and bombay High Court”I cannot hear the matter”, Justice Gavai, whose parent High Court is Bombay High Court, told the lawyer.The bench directed the listing of the matter before a bench in which Justice Gavai is not a member.In his petition, Singh alleges that the inquiry officer of the state government is threatening him with false cases unless the complaint made by him against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh – which is being investigated by the CBI as per orders of the Bombay High Court- is withdrawn. The former Mumbai top cop says that he has submitted before the CBI the transcripts showing alleged phone call conversations from the inquiry officer threatening him.In the writ petition filed before the Supreme Court, Singh has prayed for a direction to the CBI to act on his representation made against the alleged threats made by the Maharashtra Government’s inquiry officer.Expressing no-confidence with the probe under the Maharashtra Government, Singh has sought for transfer of all departmental enquiries already initiated to another state.Further, he seeks transfer of inquiries already initiated or contemplated for any punitive prosecution to an independent agency like the CBI.Singh, who was shifted from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner to the Home Guards department on March 17 this year, had written a letter to the government alleging corruption and misuse of official position by Deshmukh.The letter from March 20 alleged that Deshmukh met with subordinate police officers, including suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze, in February and asked for collection of Rs 100 crore per month. After hearing a clutch of PILs, including one by Singh, the Bombay High Court had, on April 5 issued directions for the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegations levelled by in Singh’s letter. Deshmukh resigned as State’s Home Minister pursuant to these directions.On April1, the Maharashtra government directed DGP Sanjay Pandey to initiate preliminary inquiry against Singh for alleged violation of All India Service(Conduct) Rules. The Maharashtra police has also registered an FIR against him alleging corruption.Singh has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the FIR and the departmental inquiry. Before the High Court, the Maharashtra Police gave an undertaking not to arrest him till May 20.Tags#Param Bir Singh Anik Deshmukh Next Storylast_img read more

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Three missing girls found in car with fugitive, police say

first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Three girls reported missing in Washington state have been found in Oregon with a California fugitive, who is now facing human trafficking charges, police said.Police officers made the discovery early Thursday morning while observing a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity of the Roseburg Regional Airport in Oregon’s Douglas County. The officers stopped the vehicle, which was a rental car, and made contact with a man and three girls inside, according to a press release from the Roseburg Police Department.The officers soon discovered that the man, identified as 41-year-old Maurice Pierre Hurth of Suisun City, Calif., had multiple warrants out for his arrest in the Golden State. The fugitive was arrested on those warrants after a “brief resistance,” police said.After further investigation, police learned that the three girls were recently reported missing from a youth group home in the Seattle area.The trio, who are all under 18, were taken into protective custody and transferred to the Douglas County Juvenile Shelter in Roseburg, Ore.Police said that evidence gathered from the probe led to Hurth being charged with three counts each of trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution and first-degree custodial interference, as well as one count of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree.Hurth is being held at the Douglas County Correction Center in Roseburg, Oregon, as the investigation continues, police said. It’s unclear whether he has obtained an attorney.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Heat expected to spread north as severe storms with tornado threats expected in Midwest

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — More record heat will continue in the South and some of that heat will begin to spread north and east into the Midwest and the Northeast by the end of the week.Some temperature records from Tuesday include San Antonio, Texas, which reached a high of 105, Midland, Texas, with 111, Borger, Texas ended up hitting 112, and even in very humid Miami it peaked at 97 degress.The 97 degree temperature in Miami was the fifth time Miami reached that temperature this year which has never happened in a single year before. The previous record was a total of four days of 97 degree weather or more.Wednesday morning, seven states are under Heat Advisory from New Mexico to Tennessee and the combination of high temps and high humidity will make it feel like its 105 to 115 in some areas.The big story is that some of this heat will move into the Midwest and the Northeast by the end of the week and into the weekend.With temperatures in the 90s and rising humidity, it will feel like its near 100 degrees in Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C. Even New York City will feel like it’s in the mid 90s by Saturday.A cold front is expected to move through the Midwest bringing a threat for tornadoes and damaging winds for major cities like St. Louis.In the West, more than 50 wildfires burning from California to Nebraska.The Mineral Fire in Fresno County, California, has now burned 7,900 acres and is near 0% contained.The Elephant Butte Fire in Colorado is now more than 1,000 acres and is 25% contained with evacuations lifted.The Veyo West Fire is up to 1,100 acres and is 0% contained.Gusty afternoon thunderstorms in the West will bring erratic winds to the area but, at the moment, all Red Flag Warnings have been lifted.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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…in brief

first_img…in briefOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefBe a book reviewer Personnel Today is on the look out for readers who will write book reviews.The reviews will be 300 words long and run in a regular section of themagazine. In return readers will see their name in print and be able to keepthe book reviewed. If you wish to be considered, e-mail [email protected]  with your name and address and other contactdetails and include a brief CV. Hello, hello, hello Scotland Yard is launching an investigation into police officers whomoonlight as actors in TV programmes such as the Bill. Police officers are allowed to have outside business interests includingacting as extras, as long as they seek permission and register theiractivities. www.met.police.ukJournals or family Media companies are failing to invest in child care and support for theirfemale staff, according to a survey by Women in Journalism. Its survey of 200women journalists found that more than 60 per cent felt employers could do morefor working mothers. It also reveals that more than 74 per cent of women wouldbe strongly influenced in job choice by the availability of family-friendlypolicies.  www.womeninjournalism.co.ukOutput figures lower UK manufacturing output fell by 0.9 per cent in April, according to theOffice for National Statistics. The figure represents the largest monthly fallsince August 1997. The ONS says a major contributor to the headline figures was3.7 per cent fall in output from the electrical, optical equipment and mobilephone sectors. www.statistics.gov.ukAcademic shortfall Decreasing numbers of medical academics are threatening the quality ofmedical teaching and casting doubt on whether the planned expansion of doctornumbers can be achieved. Clinical academics used to form 11 per cent of the NHS consultant workforce,delegates were told at a BMA conference. This has fallen to eight per cent withfewer than 1,000 clinical academic doctors working in the health service.  www.bma.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Local County Chamber Of Commerce Holding Special Meeting For Businesses

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is holding a special meeting Monday afternoon to help local businesses learn more about resources available to them during the novel Coronavirus outbreak.  The meeting will take place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. via LogMeIn’s GoToMeeting platform. Local businesses can also dial into the meeting by calling 1 (408) 650-3123 using the access code 410-709-597.Last week, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated that all non-essential businesses decrease their internal workforce by 100% in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus.Since then, the state has called on local businesses to help aid the virus fight in any way they can. Cuomo called on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine, and PPE product providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state’s response.A statewide disaster declaration has been approved which allows eligible small businesses to apply for Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses can get free assistance to prepare EIDL applications online.The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency has also established an Emergency Working Capital Loan Program.There are also a variety of resources emerging that could be useful to local business’s employees. Various questions have been posed regarding how to help employees apply for unemployment insurance as well as questions regarding shared work. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has setup a special webpage to answer those questions.last_img read more

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Questions raised about funding the Web portal

first_imgPlans for a Florida Bar Web portal, including free legal research, for Bar members is still a priority, but may take a little longer to set up, according to the Bar’s Technology Task Force.Task Force chair and Board of Governors member David Welch told the board last month the group has finished the basic work on the portal and selected a company to provide the legal research service. The proposal has gone to the Budget Committee, which has raised some questions on funding.While free legal research is the centerpiece of the portal, Welch said, it will also have several other services, including e-mail, document storage, a calendar function, the ability to interface with Palm Pilots, compatibility with the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program, links to news and information sources, and the ability to customize services and information sources to fit a user’s practice area and interests.For the legal research module, Welch said the task force solicited bids from several companies and got back two responses. One was for $450,000 for two years and the other $150,000. Neither, he said, matched the $80,000 cost from National Law Library made in its original proposal.“It was the unanimous vote of the task force that we select the National Law Library to be the vendor, primarily because of its very low costs,” Welch reported. “The portal vendor [FindLaw] will actually run all the programs on its server and do all the programming. They will spend $100,000, but because they want to be the development company with the Bar, they will contribute $80,000 of that.”The task force also approved all other vendors necessary to provide other parts of the portal, he said, and the group estimated the cost for the first year will be $150,000. That includes expenses for the legal research and consulting fees for Texas attorney Craig Ball, who is providing consulting services for the Bar based on his experiences developing a similar service for the State Bar of Texas.That figure, Welch said, does not cover indirect costs for staff time.“The budget committee is concerned about that internal cost,” Welch said, adding that Ball felt those additional costs would be minimal. “We will do everything that is necessary to get the facts and figures to the Budget Committee and get this project funded.”The task force had hoped to begin testing the portal in December and have a final version ready for general release to the membership in February, but that will be somewhat delayed. The group is, however, committed to beginning the service during the current budget year.“We are in the ongoing due diligence period,” Aronovitz said. “I have specifically asked staff to find more information about the Texas experience, how it has matured, and their indirect costs. Chair [Jerald] Beer and his Budget Committee have asked the same kind of questions.“This is potentially a tremendous member benefit, but we want to cross our T’s and dot our I’s.” Questions raised about funding the Web portal September 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Questions raised about funding the Web portallast_img read more

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