Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( 2000 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (  2000 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

France: George Ibrahim Abdallah must not die in prison!

first_imgGeorge Ibrahim AbdallahWorkers World received this petition from the Pole for the Rebirth of Communism in France (PRCF) calling for the release the longest held political prisoner in France, who is threatened with contracting COVID-19. For organizations wanting to sign the petition, click While the government has just released thousands of prisoners who have not completed their sentences because it fears an increase in prison mortality related to the virus, the Minister of Justice keeps under lock and key our comrade Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Lebanese communist activist and patriot, even though he is old, he is in his 36th year of detention, he completed his security sentence more than 15 years ago, and he has become the oldest political prisoner in France.All this because this government, which in times of crisis again speaks of “sovereignty,” is complying with the inhuman and vengeful pressures of the United States and Israeli governments which want to destroy Abdallah by the intermediary of a French prison and the virus.The signatories declare that if Abdallah became infected as a result of the inhumane and brutal human rights conditions in French prisons and dies in prison, all decent people should hold the current French authorities guilty of what would then have nothing in common with a “natural death.”IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR GEORGES IBRAHIM ABDALLAH!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Major plans for NCRd site

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsMajor plans for NCRd siteBy admin – February 12, 2009 641 Twitter Previous articleRoses, Roses all the way at C’troy Carlton HotelNext articlePort slammed for ignoring dockers’ monument admin Facebook Brooks seeks planning permission for former Bishop’s Palace landPLANS for a major development on the former Bishop’s Palace on the North Circular Road, have just been lodged with City Hall. Property developer, Aidan Brooks, has handed in an application for planning permission to construct a retirement village and nursing home complex on a site, formerly occupied by the Catholic and Protestant bishops of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The five-acre site, which is close to Mr Brooks’s residence, is regarded as one of the city’s most desirable residential locations.The developer has confirmed to near neighbour cllr Michael Hourigan, that once planning permission is received, construction work will commence.There is also confirmation from the city planner, Kieran Reeves, that phase one of the two-storey development, which will be adjacent to Ard Scoil Ris, will comprise of a 60-unit nursing home and 28 separate retirement units, with courtyards and amenities.The North Circular road has been the subject of much heated controversy in recent years with councillors exercising particular vigilance with regard to the appropriate nature of newly submitted planning applications, especially in relation to the conservation of the area’s prized mature trees and the impact of increased traffic on its narrow roads.Cllr Hourigan’s initial reaction to the proposed development is positive“I’ve been talking with Mr Brooks who officially hands in his planning application to City Hall on Thursday morning, and I’m happy ,that the development is a good one for the North Circular Road. Being a retirement complex, it will not generate heavy traffic, especially at the peak morning and evening times. Its residents will be just minutes’ walk from the city centre and be close to a church, the bus service, a shopping centre etc. Mr Brooks guarantees to safeguard the area’s trees and unique environment and is eager to meet with the residents and clarify issues for them,” he told the Limerick Post.He concluded: “I’m just one of the five elected representatives for the northside and there are three of us – Cllr Kathleen Leddin, Cllr John Ryan and myself living on the North Circular Road, but I feel this is a good and appropriate development – it is not high rise, it will not generate or impact negatively on the traffic here, and the developer is particularly sensitive to the local environment and its upkeep. Its also a good development for the entire northside of the city”center_img Advertisement Email Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Met Eireann issues wind warning for North West

first_img Met Eireann issues wind warning for North West Met Eireann has issued a wind warning for the North West today.The weather forecaster is predicting winds ranging from 50-to-70 kilometres per-hour across Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo – with gusts of up to 110 kilometres per-hour later tonight.The yellow alert, which came into effect at midnight, will remain in place until around 10pm.Meanwhile, motorists are being advised to drive with care this morning due to wet road conditions particularly around Co Donegal after a number of heavy hail showers. Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – January 8, 2015 Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSearch for missing Carrick father of two will resume this morningNext articleCllr Dessie Shiels claims Council €156,000 water meter survey spend was unopposed by county’s politicians News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

“Restore Convoy patient’s pain treatment” – Pringle

first_img WhatsApp TD Thomas Pringle says the recent case of a Donegal man who has been denied treatment in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has highlighted the complete failure of the government’s health policy.Last week Thomas Keaveney from Convoy, revealed on Highland Radio that his treatment for chronic pain will no longer be available to him at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.Mr Keaveney, who is a cancer survivor, has been told that his treatment was no longer available from St Vincent’s due to cutbacks which mean it could no longer treat patients from outside its catchment area.Deputy Pringle says the HSE must reverse the decision:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North “Restore Convoy patient’s pain treatment” – Pringle Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleLetterkenny can become a tourism hubNext articleCulbert defends FF record on support for rural Ireland News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook By News Highland – April 11, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

SC Allows Application To Implead States in PIL Seeking Protection Of Migrant Children’s Fundamental Rights In Wake Of Covid19

first_imgTop StoriesSC Allows Application To Implead States in PIL Seeking Protection Of Migrant Children’s Fundamental Rights In Wake Of Covid19 Srishti Ojha8 March 2021 5:16 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Monday allowed to implead the States in the PIL filed by Child Rights Trust seeking directions for protection of the fundamental rights of migrant children and children of migrant families in the wake of COVID-I9. An application to implead the States was moved by the petitioner trust.A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian issued…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?LoginSupreme Court has on Monday allowed to implead the States in the PIL filed by Child Rights Trust seeking directions for protection of the fundamental rights of migrant children and children of migrant families in the wake of COVID-I9. An application to implead the States was moved by the petitioner trust.A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian issued the direction while hearing the plea seeking enforcement of the fundamental rights of migrant children and children of migrant families. The plea brings to fore five areas of concern with regard to migrant children, i.e. hazardous living conditions, food security, health needs, education and protection.During the hearing the Court considered an application to implead all States in the matter filed by the petitioner.Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari appearing on behalf of the petitioner requested the Court to issue directions on at least prayers f, h and I, regarding giving data on out of school migrant children and a plan to provide their temporary education to get back when schools reopen. She stated that in many states the schools are reopening, and Schools from where the migrant children had dropped out are slowly reopening but the migrant children have totally gone into child labour.ASG Aishwarya Bhati appearing for the Union respondents, submitted that the petition has come up after notice, but only now the petitioners have filed an application to implead the States. She stated that the application may be allowed by the State as all these schemes, are centrally funded but are executed by the States.Senior Counsel Kothari then requested if somedirections be issued that at least the States and Union give some plan as to how they will get migrant children back into education who have lost out. Some directions may be issued in that regard. ASG Bhati submitted that an affidavit is prepared and will be filed and submitted in 2 weeks but the execution will have to be done later.The Court refused pass any directions today in terms as requested by the petitioner, and stated that the Court will take up the matter.Senior Counsel Kothari had sought directions in terms of the following three prayers from the Court today:• Directions to provide data on the out of school migrant children from all the States and to provide an action plan on providing a temporary education plan for migrant children and an action plan on how migrant children will be brought back to schools when schools start.• Directions to involve the VCPCsi Women and Child Protection Committees and Urban Child Protection in tandem with the school authorities and District Child Protection Units to prevent children entering the labour market (animal husbandry, agriculture)• Directions to submit an action plan on the prevention of child marriages during this periodThe present petition has been filed for enforcement of the fundamental rights of migrant children and children of migrant families, under Articles 14, 15, 21, 2lA, 39 and 47 of the constitution during the covid 19 pandemic. During the nationwide lockdown, the country witnessed a mass exodus of millions of migrants from cities and while there were several measures taken for the protection of migrant workers, the impact of all of this on the migrant children has not been addressed by the Respondent authorities.The plea has categorised Migrant children into three categories:• Children of migrant workers who are left behind in their villages• Children who are taken by the migrant families with them and • Migrant children who migrate for labour of their own.The plea has stated that all of these children have been the most vulnerable during this time and have been the worst affected. The Children of migrants and migrating children remain invisible and are denied access to healthcare and proper nutrition, access to education, and are living in makeshift, unfriendly, unhygienic and testing conditions.According to the petitioner, Migrant children affected due to Covid are still working in brick kilns, stone crusher units, construction sites, rice mills, plantations and other sectors where children as young as 5 years lend a hand to help their parents earn their daily sustenance.”The pandemic is having a discriminatory impact on migrant children and has aggravated their vulnerabilities. This petition brings to fore five areas of concem with regard to migrant children, i.e. hazardous living conditions, food security, health needs, education and protection. ” the plea readsThe plea has further stated that Migrant children have been deprived of access to food security which is a fundamental right under Article 2l and also a statutory right under the National Food security Act, especially because schools and anganwadis are closed and hence the mid-day meals provided in the schools are not available. Children from 0-6 months and from 6 months to 3 years have other food and nutritional security guarantees under the NFS Act which are not being complied with. Migrant children who are stranded or in relief camps and quarantine centers at source districts without food or shelter. Children of migrant workers who have been travelling with them, have died due to lack of food.In addition to food, according to the petitioners, the children of migrant workers are left in a particularly vulnerable position regarding health. There have been deaths of infants and children due to starvation, malnutritionand tiredness. During this time of a demand in the healthcare sector in the fight for COVID-l9, the regular health issues such as immunization, maternal healthcare, mental and physical heaith of children, immunization, health check-ups, primary health care and other medical services are suffering and are not being provided due to which migrant children are not getting their basic health care. Migrant children are the highest group of out of school children and during the pandemic when schools are shut, migrant children are facing higher risk of being forced into child labour, child marriages and’hazardous work or coming in conflict with the law. School shutdowns leave girls confined to their houses and increase the possibiliff of abuse and neglect and influences child marriages on a bigger scale than normal times. Durring the COVID-19 crisis the attention of frontline workers, the police and other functionaries shifted to extending humanitarian response to those affected and created a vacuum in monitoring mechanisms related to children.According to the petitioner, all of this amounts to a violation of the fundamental rights of migrant children under Articles 14, 15, 19,21,21A,39 and 47 of the Constitution and the Court should pass directions to protect the fundamental rights of migrant children and children of migrant families in the wake of COVID-I9.The present petition has been filed by Advocate Rukhsana ChoudharyNext Storylast_img read more

People planning to see Pope could face walk and huge wait

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp People planning to see the Pope in the Phoenix Park could face a 2 kilometre walk in and a five hour wait afterwards.According to the Irish Independent, a traffic exclusion zone will be in place at the venue, with only specially designated vehicles allowed access.The park will be restricted to visitors for several days before hand, while strict security vetting will also be in place on the day.The papal visit on August 25th and 26th will be one of the biggest security operations undertaken in Dublin in the past 30 years. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebookcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 22, 2018 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleHarte and McCarron to return for Tyrone in crucial All-Ireland QualifierNext articleAn Grianan to feature in Irish Open coverage but no tour guides on site News Highland Pinterest People planning to see Pope could face walk and huge wait DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestlast_img read more

Closed pubs urgently call for publication of 20th July guidelines

first_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – July 10, 2020 Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Closed pubs urgently call for publication of 20th July guidelinescenter_img Pinterest 3,438 pubs have yet to open across the country, according to the Vintners Federation of Ireland, 180 of them in Donegal.They are expected to open in 10 days time, but say they haven’t yet received guidelines on what they have to do before that.Monday week next, July 20th has been flagged as the day when pubs can reopen, but publicans in rural areas are concerned.The VFI says they still don’t know how they will need to adapt their businesses to ensure they comply with the public health requirements.The federation says the delay is causing anxiety in some rural communities, with many of these unopened pubs serving as the only gathering locations or hospitality venues in their area.Most of the unopened pubs are in rural areas. Donegal is the county with the sixth highest number of premises yet to open with 180. The others are Cork, Galway, Tipperary, Kerry, and Mayo.One publican said for most rural pubs, the bar counter is where all the action is, but they don’t even know if bar stools will be allowed. If they’re not, the impact on small pubs could be massive. Previous articleTwo casualties recovering following rescue at Malin HeadNext articleFunding in place for Magee Medical School to move to next stage News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

16 new Covid cases confirmed in Donegal, 394 nationally

first_img Google+ 16 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this evening. The county’s incidence rate currently stands at 160.2.In total, 394 new cases have been announced by the Department of Health while no additional deaths have been reported.175 in Dublin, 34 in Kildare, 21 in Galway, 21 in Mayo, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 123 cases are spread across 18 other counties. WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – April 12, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleDonegal & Tyrone Ladies get two home gamesNext articleGovernment urged to push for withdrawal of EU proposal on peat soils News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest 16 new Covid cases confirmed in Donegal, 394 nationally Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

New 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Southern California

first_imgMario Tama/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A new powerful earthquake shook Southern California late Friday, one day after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the region on the Fourth of July.A preliminary 7.1 magnitude quake struck Searles Valley Friday at about 8:19 p.m. local time along the same fault line as the July Fourth quake, authorities said. Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, from CalTech, called the quake on Thursday a foreshock, ahead of Friday night’s even bigger quake.Ridgecrest, California, fire officials were responding to multiple fires and gas leaks. Mayor Peggy Breeden told ABC News the city was dealing with some injuries.The Los Angeles Fire Department went into earthquake mode, standard procedure to get trucks out of buildings and begin searching for damage, but later said they had completed their survey and found no issues.A small number of power outages in Los Angeles were reported.Two 5.5 aftershocks hit the same region in the hours after the 7.1 quake.The quake shook Dodger Stadium in the middle of Friday’s baseball game. The NBA’s Summer League, playing more than 230 miles away in Las Vegas, felt the shaking and called off games for the rest of the night.The was no ground stop issued and no reported delays at Los Angeles International Airport.Earlier Friday, ABC News correspondent Eva Pilgrim was filming when a 5.4 magnitude foreshock hit — at the time believing it was an aftershock of the 6.4 quake.Kern County saw more than 100 aftershocks to the 6.4 quake on Thursday, county fire officials said, and experts warned the threat is not over.“There is about a 1 in 20 chance that this location will be having an even bigger earthquake within the next few days,” Jones said earlier Friday.Friday’s quake was the strongest in Southern California since one of 7.1 magnitude hit Hector Mines in 1999, officials said.Like the 7.1 quake, the earthquake on Thursday was centered in a remote area near Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles.Yari Mower was watching three of her children performing in a Independence Day play when the quake hit.There were 65 children ages 5 through 12 on stage — and Mower said “chaos” broke out.“I have three kids on the stage. I have my husband, my two other kids in the audience … I’m just trying to figure out, like, ‘How am I gonna get to my kids? I have some here, I have some there,’” Mower told ABC News.“People were telling me to get out, I just had to find them,” she said. “I felt like I was really far away from them. … It was scary.”California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved an emergency proclamation for Kern County, which encompasses Ridgecrest, a city that experienced the brunt of the damage.No deaths or major injuries were reported, said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the state’s office of emergency services. But Kern County fire chief David Witt said there were minor to moderate injuries and damage in Ridgecrest.Sara Beren told ABC News she had just gotten to her Ridgecrest home and was putting away groceries when she started to feel the tremor.“We’re used to tremors,” she said, but this time, “it didn’t stop.”“It felt really long. It felt like two of them back to back,” she said. “There were explosions, it sounded like.”“Our kitchen is completely, completely destroyed,” Beren said. “Everything fell of the walls, out of the cabinets. It was a real struggle to get out of the house because of how bad it was shaking.”Once Beren got out of the house, she said she saw a brick wall crumble across the street and a trailer fall over.“You just panic at that point,” she said.Beren said she ran over to the trailer, and, “We pulled the owner out and her, I believe it was her granddaughter, out of the trailer, and they were visibly shaken.”“I’ll never forget this. It’s emotional. It’s scary,” she said. “You always know it’s coming… you just are never prepared for when it actually happens.”Charlotte Sturgeon says she was out of the house when the quake shook her Ridgecrest home — and she returned to find major damage.The foundation “is completely off and it’s leaning. And in the front room all there is is glass,” she told ABC News. Sturgeon said a cabinet fell with a lot of precious items from her grandmother.Of her home of nearly 20 years, she said, “This can’t be saved, I’m pretty sure.”But she’s grateful she’s safe.“It could’ve been worse,” Sturgeon said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more