Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ArchDaily Modular House DublDom / BIO-architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802358/modular-house-dubldom-bio-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, DUBLDOM, Ikea, Plaka, ThormaSave this picture!© Ivan OvchinnikovRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The house was designed and produced for a young family who went to live in the suburbs of Moscow on Pirogovo lake. A year before, in 2015, they asked us for a compact 40m2 DublDom house, and after a successful experience of its winter installation, the customers got ready for a bigger one for the whole family, children and staff. None of the standard models was suitable for the site, so we made an individual project on the basis of DublDom of second edition.Save this picture!© Max BadulinMost of the individual decisions are based on a simple technology and inexpensive materials, so we managed to follow one of the basic principles of our architectural bureau and DublDom company – quality of architecture at an affordable pricing.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe front facade with the maximum number of glazing was dictated by location of the house on the site. All the technical and utility rooms are located along the rear facade, and the children’s room, cabinet, main entrance and the living room with fireplace look at the site with a wonderful view on the water.Save this picture!© Ivan OvchinnikovThe house made with simple and affordable materials – metal profile, barn board and glass – it blends harmoniously with the natural environment.Save this picture!© Ivan OvchinnikovThe entire interior is made of solid pine, painted white. The end walls coloured dark visually increase the space. The interior design is completely made and implemented by the hostess Anastasia Sokolova.Save this picture!© Max BadulinAll modules were prefabricated at Dubldom factory in Kazan and arrived at the site together with the interior trim, hidden utilities, furniture and electrical equipment inside. Installation work took about 10 days with minimal disruption to the site and the environment.Save this picture!SectionProduct Description. The house is made by a modular technology «DublDom». All modules of the house were made on the «DublDom» factory in Kazan and traveled to the place of installation almost 1000km. All the trim, engineering and communications were made at the factory. On the site we just connect ready house to external engineering networks – water supply, septic tank and electricity. Frame made of pine and insulated by KNAUF insulation. Due to the modular technology, we turned out to make a house far from the city, in the shortest possible time, with high quality and low budget. The project used the most environmentally friendly materials. The emphasis on the facade is made on recycled barn board with steel and glass, which emphasizes the natural origin and delicate integration of the house into natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Ivan OvchinnikovProject gallerySee allShow lessKalasatama School and Day Care / JKMM ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAedas Unveils Project at Start of Historic Maritime Silk RoadUnbuilt Project Share Area: 185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802358/modular-house-dubldom-bio-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Russia Russia Projects Year: Houses 2016 CopyAbout this officeBIO-architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTerpigorievoRussiaPublished on February 19, 2017Cite: “Modular House DublDom / BIO-architects” 19 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
At hearing in Maryland on subminimum wage Feb. 10.Feb. 23 — Alaska became the third state to eliminate subminimum wage for disabled workers. The law in Alaska takes effect immediately.“Workers who experience disabilities are valued members of Alaska’s workforce,” Greg Cashen, acting commissioner of Labor and Workplace Development said. “They deserve minimum wage protection as much as any other Alaskan worker.” (alaska-native-news.com, Feb. 19)Paying subminimum wages to disabled workers has been standard practice in the United States since 1938. Although the Fair Labor Standards Act has been amended many times, its provision that allows employers to pay subminimum wages to people with disabilities, as well as to prisoners, immigrants and domestic workers, to name a few categories, has never been changed.Meantime, Goodwill Industries continues to profit from low-paid labor. Goodwill’s profits have funded CEO salaries totaling $30 million.The National Federation for the Blind and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network have long advocated changing the subminimum wage provision.“The Fair Labor Standards Act fails to provide training or employment.” They quote data that shows that fewer than 5 percent of workers in sheltered workshops will transition to competitive integrated work. That means 95 percent of the people working in subminimum wage work will spend their entire working life in these facilities.New Hampshire was the first state to eliminate a subminimum wage. The bill was signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan in May 2015 and took 60 days to go into effect. Maryland was the second state to eliminate a subminimum wage. The law there will phase out subminimum wages, ending them totally by 2020.In 2014, President Barack Obama issued an executive order stating that federal workers had to be paid at least $10.15 an hour, including people with disabilities. The order did not, however, prohibit employers from paying workers with disabilities less than other workers, as long as it was at least $10.15 an hour.Workers World Party has consistently supported demands to eliminate subminimum wages.Kaessinger is a wheelchair user and disability rights activist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Manlio DinucciPublished in Il Manifesto March 30. Translation: John Catalinotto.Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-COVID lockdown: In fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the U.S. Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, tens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other transport have been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, cut down in size due to COVID, but amplifies it.Why is this “Europe Defender” coming, and all the way from the other side of the Atlantic? The 30 NATO Foreign Ministers (Luigi Di Maio for Italy), who physically gathered in Brussels March 23-24 explained: “With its aggressive behavior, Russia undermines and destabilizes its neighbors and tries to interfere in the Balkan region.” The ministers constructed a scenario using the technique of standing reality on its head: for example, by accusing Russia of trying to interfere in the Balkan region, where NATO “interfered” in 1999 by unleashing, with 1,100 aircraft, 23,000 bombs and missiles on Yugoslavia.Faced with the allies’ cry for help, the U.S. Army is coming to “defend Europe.” Defender-Europe 21, under the command of the U.S. Army Europe and Africa, is mobilizing 28,000 troops from the United States and 25 NATO allies and partners. In over 30 training areas in 12 countries, these troops will conduct operations including live fire and missile exercises. The U.S. Air Force and Navy will also participate.In March, the U.S. began to transfer thousands of soldiers and 1,200 armored vehicles and other heavy equipment from the United States to Europe. They are landing in 13 airports and four European seaports, including some in Italy. In April, over 1,000 heavy equipment pieces will be transferred from three pre-positioned U.S. Army depots in Italy (probably Camp Darby), Germany and the Netherlands — to various training areas in Europe; they will be transported by trucks, trains and ships.In May, four major exercises will take place in 12 countries including Italy. In one of the war games, more than 5,000 soldiers from 11 countries will spread across Europe for live fire exercises.‘Covid passport’While Italian and European citizens will still be prohibited from freely moving for “security” reasons, this prohibition does not apply to the thousands of soldiers who will move from one European country to another freely. They will have the “COVID passport,” provided not by the EU but by the U.S. Army, which guarantees that they are subjected to “strict COVID prevention and mitigation measures.”The United States is coming not only to “defend Europe.” The large exercise — explained the U.S. Army in Europe and Africa in its statement — “demonstrates our ability to serve as a strategic security partner in the western Balkans and the Black Sea regions while sustaining our abilities in northern Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Africa.” For this reason, Defender-Europe 21 “utilizes key ground and maritime routes bridging Europe, Asia and Africa.”The generous “Defender” does not forget Africa. In June, again within the framework of Defender-Europe 21, it will “defend” Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal with a vast military operation from North Africa to West Africa, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. It will be directed by the U.S. Army through the Southern Europe Task Force with its headquarters in Vicenza (North Italy).The official statement explains: “African Lion exercise is designed to counter malign activity in North Africa and Southern Europe and to defend the theater from adversary military aggression.” It does not specify who the “bad actors” are, but the reference to Russia and China is evident.The “Defender of Europe” is not simply passing through here. The U.S. Army V Corps participates in Defender-Europe 21. The V Corps, after being reactivated at Fort Knox, Ky., has established its advanced headquarters in Poznan (Poland), from where it will command operations along NATO’s Eastern flank. The new Security Forces assistance brigades — U.S. Army special units that train and lead NATO partner countries’ forces (such as Ukraine and Georgia) in military operations — participate in the exercise.Even if it is not known how much Defender-Europe 21 will cost, we citizens of the participating countries know we will pay the cost with our public money, while our resources to face the pandemic crisis are scarce. Italian military spending rose this year to the equivalent of $32.5 billion, that is, $89 million a day.However, Italy has the satisfaction of participating in Defender-Europe 21, not only with its own armed forces but as a host country. It will therefore have the honor of hosting the final exercise of the U.S. Command in June, with the participation of the U.S. Army V Corps from Fort Knox.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident pardoned and freed on eve of president’s visit to United States VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release of cyber-dissident Nguyen Vu Binh on 9 June under a presidential amnesty as a “great relief” but said it should not be forgotten that he spent nearly five years in prison solely for what he posted online. April 27, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison 18.01.07 – President urged to include ailing cyber-dissident in Lunar New Year amnesty RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has written to Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet asking him to include cyber-dissident Nguyen Vu Binh in the list of prisoners who will be amnestied on the Lunar New Year on 17 February. The organisation draws the president’s attention to the fact that Binh’s health has deteriorated rapidly in recent months.Letter signed by Robert Ménard, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders :”Reporters Without Borders, a press freedom organisation, would like to ask you to include cyber-dissident Nguyen Vu Binh in the list of prisoners who will be amnestied on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. We believe it is time to show clemency towards this man, who has already spent more than four years in prison just for expressing his views freely online.We would also like to draw your attention to Binh’s poor state of health. Held in a small cell in Nam Ha camp with ordinary prisoners, he has had very high blood pressure and digestive problems since November and his condition is getting worse by the day. Despite repeated requests by his wife, he has never been examined by a doctor and has not received any appropriate medical treatment. We now fear for his life. His case is very similar to those of Le Chi Quang and Pham Hong Son, whom you agreed to pardon for health reasons.We think it is appropriate to point out that Vietnam published a white paper on human rights in 2005 in which it undertook to respect freedom of expression and promote unrestricted use of the Internet. By releasing Binh, who has been held for the past four years because of a few articles he posted online, you would show that these words have been followed up by actions.”Binh used to be a journalist with Tap Chi Cong San (The Communist Magazines), an official publication of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He was arrested on 25 September 2002 and was sentenced on 31 December 2003 to seven years in prison and three years of house arrest. He was accused of links with “subversive dissidents” such as Le Chi Quang and Pham Hong Son and of receiving 4.5 million dongs (230 euros) “from a reactionary organisation based abroad.” The authorities also objected to his participation in an anti-corruption group and his request in 2000 for permission to create a liberal democratic party. He was also accused of posting articles of a “reactionary nature” on the Internet, including an essay entitled “Reflection on the Sino-Vietnamese border accords” in which he criticised a treaty signed by China and Vietnam in 1999.In prison, Binh has always refused to write a “self-criticism,” that is to say, a document in which he would recognise his guilt and renew his allegiance to the Communist Party of Vietnam. RSF_en Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam ———————————– News Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release of cyber-dissident Nguyen Vu Binh on 9 June under a presidential amnesty as a “great relief” but said it should not be forgotten that he spent nearly five years in prison solely for what he posted online.”This news should not divert attention from the ongoing crackdown on Vietnamese dissidents, either,” the press freedom organisation said. “Binh’s release on the eve of a visit by President Nguyen Minh Triet was prompted more by a desire to create a good impression on the international community than any real intention to improve the human rights situation in Vietnam.”Arrested on 25 September 2002, Binh was sentenced on 31 December 2003 to seven years in prison and three years of house arrest for posting “reactionary” articles on the Internet and for keeping in touch with “subversive dissidents.”President Triet will begin his visit to the United States on 22 June. US President George W. Bush has voiced “deep concern” about the recent increase in arrests of pro-democracy activists in Vietnam and said such actions would inevitably limit the growth of bilateral relations.Eight cyber-dissidents are still being held in Vietnam because of articles they posted on the Internet. News
Raleigh Police Department (RALEIGH, N.C.) — Police in North Carolina are still searching for the bodies of two men they believe were killed by two suspects who have been charged with their deaths.James Daishawn Robinson, 21, and Ryan Craig Veach, 19, were charged on Saturday with two counts of murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Brendan Hurley and 21-year-old Anthony McCall, according to the Raleigh Police Department.A third person, an unidentified juvenile, was charged with accessory after the fact to the murder, according to police.Police have not said how the men were killed or commented on any possible motive. As of Tuesday morning, the bodies of Hurley and McCall had still not been found.Hurley and McCall were last seen on July 16 and were reported missing the following day.An unidentified man who called police said that Hurley went over to a friend’s house the night before but hadn’t been seen since, according to a recording of the call.“He was supposed to pick me up at 9 p.m. He has not. He’s gone and he didn’t show up for work,” the caller said.He called Hurley a “very responsible young man.”“I need to make a report that he’s missing and something is wrong,” he added.Hurley left behind a 2-year-old daughter.“It’s so sad too because she’s not going to see her dad by a choice that wasn’t given to her,” Laura Hurley, the victim’s mom, told Raleigh ABC affiliate WTVD-TV Monday. “She’s two and now it’s going to be up to us to make sure that she knows who he was and how much he loved her. And it’s so unfair. It’s so unfair what everybody is feeling, friends, families.”McCall’s father, Mark, told the station that Hurley picked up his son around 6:30 p.m. on July 16 to head to McCall’s mother’s house to let her dogs out.It was the last time the two men were seen.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
MattGush/iStock(HATTIESBURG, Miss.) — Four people are dead after a small plane crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, late Tuesday night, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department.The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. when emergency personnel responded to a report of a downed aircraft on Annie Christie Drive, which emergency crews then confirmed shortly after they arrived onto the scene of the accident.The Hattiesburg Police Department said that the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to handle the investigation and that they have closed off the surrounding roads to traffic while the investigation is being conducted into what happened.“If you find any debris or wreckage in your yard or property that you believe is connected to the crash, do not touch or remove it, and please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department,” HPD said in a statement posted on social media.Hattiesburg Police PIO Ryan Moore confirmed live on the air with ABC’s Hattiesburg affiliate station WDAM-TV that four people died in the incident.The investigation is ongoing and no additional details are available at this time.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Shift workers face risk of accidentsOn 1 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Shift workers are more vulnerable to accidents, sleep-related car crashesand other mishaps because they work such long and inconsistent hours, a studyby insurer Zurich has suggested. One in seven of the more than 800 public sector employees polled admittedthey had nearly fallen asleep at the wheel, and 15 per cent said they had hadto pull over from driving because of fatigue. Nearly one in five (19 per cent) suffered from insomnia, 13 per centreported feeling depressed, and a fifth claimed they were more forgetful. Nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of those polled reported to have carried outshifts lasting between 16-18 hours, and a further one in 10 had worked shiftsthat were between 19 and 24 hours long. A quarter of nurses said the pressure of working irregular hours was theworst part of their job, along with 16 per cent of the police and 9 per cent offirefighters. Vanessa Brindley, Zurich marketing manager, said workers should look atmeasures to help tackle the problem, such as finding an alternative to drivingif they’re exhausted, and writing a checklist list or adopting a routine tohelp them remember to secure their home. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Mating between relatives often results in negative fitness consequences or inbreeding depression. However, the expression of inbreeding in populations of wild cooperative mammals and the effects of environmental, maternal and social factors on inbreeding depression in these systems are currently not well understood. This study uses pedigree-based inbreeding coefficients from a long-term study of meerkats (Suricata suricatta) in South Africa to reveal that 44% of the population have detectably non-zero (F > 0) inbreeding coefficients. 15% of these inbred individuals were the result of moderate inbreeding (F = 0.125), although such inbreeding events almost solely occurred when mating individuals had no prior experience of each other. Inbreeding depression was evident for a range of traits: pup mass at emergence from the natal burrow, hind-foot length, growth until independence and juvenile survival. However, we found no evidence of significant inbreeding depression for skull and forearm length or for pup survival. This research provides a rare investigation into inbreeding in a cooperative mammal, revealing high levels of inbreeding, considerable negative consequences and complex interactions with the social environment.