Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc formerly (Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited) (Kenya Power or KPLC) is an electricity company in Kenya with interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Formerly known as East Africa Power & Lighting Limited, the company changed its name to The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited in 1983. The company transmits, distributes and retails electricity to customers throughout Kenya and is a national electric utility company; managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity services and customer relations. KPLC also offers optic fiber connectivity to telecommunication companies through an optical fiber cable network which runs along high voltage power lines across the country and feeds into the national power grid throughout Kenya. Kenya Power’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

NI charity commission begins public benefit consultation

first_imgNI charity commission begins public benefit consultation Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Northern Ireland  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 September 2009 | Newscenter_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The new Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has produced a summary guide to help people who are new to charities or charity law in Northern Ireland to understand the main issues in its draft ./guidance on the public benefit test.The Commission has also set up an initial website which provides detail on the consultation in relation to the public benefit test and other information about the Commission.The timetable on the website indicates that the first charity registrations will commence in April 2010, with the first financial returns and reports required for April 2011. Advertisement While the Commission has appointed a board it does not yet have a staff and is using the services of the Department of Social Development for the consultation.The Commission previously stated that its members would operate on a voluntary basis but each commissioner is now paid £2000 annually, with the deputy chair and chair receiving £3000 and £5000 respectively.The Commission has also advertised for a commissioner with legal read more

Community Benefit Society launches to encourage people to invest in their local area

first_img A Community Benefit Society that aims to encourage people across Scotland to reinvest in their communities has launched.Scottish Communities Finance Ltd’s aim is to help Scotland’s place-based communities and thematic communities to become more viable and vibrant, including through supporting local job creation, regeneration and improved local services. It is looking for communities interested in establishing Community Loan Funds, and will work with these community partners to issue Community Bonds that can be purchased by individuals and organisations. The money raised will be used to establish individual Community Loan Funds, tailored to suit the needs of any particular community.With its first Community Partner – Scotland’s Social Enterprise Networks – SCF is issuing a Community Bond Prospectus to establish a bespoke Social Enterprise Community Loan Fund.According to Scottish Communities Finance, the new loan fund will make micro, unsecured and affordable finance available to social enterprises that provide goods and services to communities, often in situations of market failure, where the private sector doesn’t exist.Pauline Hinchion, Secretary of SCF, said:“We believe that encouraging ordinary people to reinvest back into their communities – by pooling their financial resources in a community loan fund and lending this out to community businesses and social enterprises – can help make communities more sustainable. Purchasing Community Bonds is about making an investment in your local community. Becoming a Community Investor shows your support for your community and encourages regeneration, local job creation, vibrant local facilities and a diverse economy,” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 8 December 2017 | News Tagged with: Finance Scotland Advertisement  115 total views,  1 views today  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Community Benefit Society launches to encourage people to invest in their local arealast_img read more

NFU Concerned by Omission of RFS from President’s Plan to Cut…

first_img“America’s family farmers and ranchers are already feeling the impact of increased weather volatility, resulting in fewer workable field days, increased potential for soil erosion, and increased crop insurance claims,” said Johnson. “The RFS provides these farmers and ranchers with a tool to help the country cut GHG emissions and mitigate the climate change that directly impacts their livelihoods.” NFU Concerned by Omission of RFS from President’s Plan to Cut GHG Emissions By Gary Truitt – Mar 31, 2015 Facebook Twitter Home Energy NFU Concerned by Omission of RFS from President’s Plan to Cut GHG… Johnson also noted that the president’s plan, in addition to excluding the RFS, did not include any other ways agriculture or rural communities can be involved in reducing GHG emissions. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today expressed concern over the exclusion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in President Obama’s formal submission of a plan to the United Nations to cut United States greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. “The RFS offers America a cleaner, more environmentally friendly fuel sector with its support for biofuels,” said Johnson. “The president is ignoring agriculture’s great potential to help the country cut GHG emissions and mitigate climate change by excluding the RFS from his plan.” “While GHG emissions from agriculture can not be regulated, voluntary conservation and production practices can cut GHG emissions and sequester carbon in working soils,” noted Johnson. “The president missed an important opportunity to provide for systems that reward farmers for mitigating the great threats posed by climate change.” SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleUS Sorghum Acreage Continues to IncreaseNext articleMarketing Options Change After USDA report Gary Truitt Johnson noted that climate change poses a great risk to agriculture. Family farmers and ranchers are willing and able to help build climate resiliency.last_img read more

TCU students speak out on civil rights issues

first_imgTCU implements new writing contest ReddIt Linkedin Adam Kelley Nine TCU students tackled some major civil rights issues on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Max Krochmal) printNine TCU students gave oral history presentations Wednesday night to prompt discussion about modern civil rights issues in Fort Worth.Topics included labor unions, mass incarceration and LGBT rights.“This project really showed me the value of oral history,” said Adam Powell, a senior history major. “Interviewing people and getting an individual’s words is a way of gravitating away from what I like to call ‘dead white man’s history.’”The discussion about the benefits, economically and socially, of Fort Worth’s labor unions was led by Andrew Pennison, a senior anthropology major, Danny Nikolai, a first-year mechanical engineering major, and Bart Thomas, a senior anthropology major.They examined the relationship between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 776 (IAM 776) and the Lockheed Martin Plant in White Settlement, Texas.“The relationship between the union and the company produces great results for both the workers and the community that just the company alone would not [produce],” Pennison said.Powell, along with modern dance major Kate Moore and first-year psychology major Melanie Webb, tackled the issue of mass incarceration.“Mass incarceration is not just some issue,” Powell said. “It is the issue.”The group revealed the large increase in the prison population from around 200,000 in 1960 to just less than 2 million in 2013. They also mentioned the disproportionately high percentage of minorities among that population.“Someone of darker skin is much more likely to get arrested, convicted or given a longer sentence than someone with lighter skin, which is a very big problem,” Moore said.The last presentation on the LGBT community in Fort Worth was given by Lauren Conte, a first-year biochemistry major, Cooper Robinson, a senior geography major, and Dakota Willis, a first-year nursing major.The group discussed the history of LGBT discrimination in the United States and listed out support resources for those struggling with the coming out process.“Some of the questions that go through your mind when you’re going through the coming out process are: Will I be discriminated, will my parents love me, will I still be loved?” Robinson said.Each of the three groups created websites compiling all of their research findings and interview clips. Links to the sites are listed below. Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. + posts Facebook Facebook Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam Adam Kelley Linkedin Adam Kelley ReddIt Adam Kelley Adam Kelley Previous articleHomeowners upset with students parking in neighborhoodNext articleHonors College searching for a new dean Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dee J. Kelly Center offers alternative study space for students Twitter Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU students react to an increase in drug violations TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Submit Details Of FIR Against Police Officers Of All Ranks; Explain Rationale Of Their Continuance In Service: Punjab & Haryana High Court To Govt. [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSubmit Details Of FIR Against Police Officers Of All Ranks; Explain Rationale Of Their Continuance In Service: Punjab & Haryana High Court To Govt. [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay29 Oct 2020 6:51 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday (28th October) asked for details of the FIRs registered against the serving police officers of all ranks in the State of Punjab including their nature.The Single Bench of Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal also asked the State, through its home secretary, to specify the current posting of such officers.Matter before the CourtNotably the bench…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday (28th October) asked for details of the FIRs registered against the serving police officers of all ranks in the State of Punjab including their nature.The Single Bench of Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal also asked the State, through its home secretary, to specify the current posting of such officers.Matter before the CourtNotably the bench was hearing the plea of a petitioner who contended that the order dismissing him from the service was passed by Senior Superintendent of Police, Moga (respondent No.4) “without taking into consideration the order passed by the Inspector General of Police, Ferozepur Range, Ferozepur on 23.11.2018 whereby the petitioner had been reinstated in service after registration of FIR against him.”He contended before the Court that although the petitioner has been dismissed from service upon registration of FIR against him, but there are a large number of police officers in the State of Punjab who are continuing in service despite registration of criminal cases against them.Court’s order on 03rd September 2020The High Court by order dated 03.09.2020 had directed respondent No.1 to file an affidavit setting out the details of the FIRs registered against the serving police officers including their nature and status. The current posting of these officers was also required to be mentioned in the affidavit.Thereafter, an affidavit dated 08.10.2020 of Deputy Secretary, Department of Home Affairs and Justice, Punjab was filed wherein details of 1326 police officers/officials have been set out who are facing criminal cases.Court’s Order on 28th OctoberThe counsel for the petitioner filed replication to the aforesaid affidavit stating that entire information as sought by this Court by order dated 03.09.2020, had not been forth coming as there are several other police officers, who are facing criminal cases and some of them are continuing in service even after their conviction.In this context, the Court ordered,”The Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Home Affairs and Justice, Punjab, is directed to file an affidavit setting out the details of the FIRs registered against the serving police officers of all ranks in the State of Punjab including their nature and status along with the current posting of the officers. It shall also set out as to how many officers who have been convicted by a Court of law are continuing in service.”The Court further directed that affidavit shall also state as to what is the rationale in re-instating/allowing the continuance of police officers, who are facing criminal cases and those who have been convicted.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 16.11.2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

County Derry PSNI investigating Coleraine attack

first_img Facebook County Derry PSNI investigating Coleraine attack Facebook Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in County Derry are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Coleraine last night.Two men forced their way into a property in Mossvale Park shortly after 11pm and threatened two women inside – one was struck with a hammer.The men then smashed windows and three phones before fleeing.One was seen wearing a navy Adidas hoody, and detectives are looking for help in finding them. WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleFAI approve reform but Barrett warns worries are far from overNext articleGardai investigating quad crash in Falcarragh News Highland Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 1, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Minnesota’s repeal of marital rape exemptions highlights existing legal loopholes

first_imgiStock/Veronaa(MINNEAPOLIS) —  The governor of Minnesota closed a legal loophole this week in the state’s marital rape law — just one of what advocates describe as scores of legal loopholes still permeating state criminal justice laws from coast to coast.Marital rape laws have been in place in all 50 states for more than a quarter century, but a number of those states — like Minnesota — have had exemptions in place which specified certain circumstances in which what would typically be considered rape if it happened between strangers, is not considered a crime between a married or existing couple.The change in Minnesota law was spearheaded by Jenny Teeson, who discovered video that showed that her now-ex-husband drugged and sexually assaulted her while they were married. During the case against her husband, she learned that Minnesota’s marital rape law has an exemption that applied in their case.The Minnesota penal code previously contained a statute that allowed people who were accused of sexual assault to justify the act if they had an existing relationship with the victim. That was used in Teeson’s ex-husband’s case, but will no longer be available to offenders in Minnesota.“This exception should never have been part of our criminal statutes,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said after signing the bill repealing the pre-existing relationship defense on Thursday.“It is reprehensible. And because of Jenny and other survivors, it is now repealed,” Walz said, according to a statement from his office.Aequitas, a national non-profit that focuses on achieving justice in cases of violence against women, accumulated data before the Minnesota law change that indicates there are exemptions in 41 of the 57 jurisdictions that they examined, which includes all 50 states, American territories, and the military.Aequitas’s data reports that a number of states have multiple forms of exemptions, but they describe the exemptions as generally falling into one of three categories. The first – and most common, occurring in 41 jurisdictions – is based on the age of the victim and the offender. The specific exceptions vary by state but tend to relate to the victim being under a certain age or the perpetrator being a certain number of years older than the victim.Because of this exemption, actions that would generally be considered statutory rape if it occurred between strangers, may not deemed a crime if the individuals are married or have a pre-existing relationship.The second type of exemption relates to the capacity of the victim to consent, either due to their mental impairment, physical or cognitive disabilities, or intoxication. In the context of this exemption, a sexual assault that may normally be criminalized as rape because the victim could not consent due to intoxication, for example, may not be considered a crime in states like Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut or Idaho, which are four of the 20 jurisdictions that have that exemption, according to Aequitas.The third exemption relates to whether one spouse has legal authority over another, including instances in which one spouse is granted custodial or guardianship power over the other.“The exemptions themselves are very complicated,” Fuhrman noted to ABC News.Beyond the legal loopholes, Fuhrman said that a number of other aspects of the relationship between the couple could prevent the victim from seeking legal justice.She said that marital rape “often happens in the context of a broader domestic violence relationship where there are dynamics of power and control at play.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bear dies after attacking hunter in North Carolina woods, wildlife officials say

first_imgDon White/iStock(MOUNT STERLING, N.C.) — A black bear died after attacking a hunter whose companion had shot it in the North Carolina woods.A group of at least three men were hunting near Mount Sterling in Haywood County on Saturday morning when their dogs noticed a bear that was up in the tree, Capt. Andrew Helton, law enforcement officer for the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, told ABC News.After one of the hunters gathered the dogs up, another one shot the bear, striking it three or four times, Helton said.The bear then came down the tree and attacked the hunter holding the dogs. The encounter only stopped after the pair rolled down an embankment, and “the bear continued on it’s own path,” Helton said.Because the group was in such a remote area, it took several hours for the injured hunter’s companions to find their way out of the woods and then direct paramedics to his location, Helton said. The injured hunter was bitten in his stomach and had bite and claw marks to his leg. He also had a fractured pelvic bone and a back injury but was treated and later released from the hospital.The bear, a male weighing about 375 pounds, was later found dead near a creek about 100 yards from where the injured hunter was located, Helton said. It died from the gunshot wounds.The bear’s remains have been sent to a lab to be tested for rabies and other diseases.The commission is conducting an investigation on the attack, Helton said.It is currently bear hunting season in the mountains of North Carolina, according to the commission. The season runs until Nov. 23 and then picks back up again between Dec. 16 and Jan. 1. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Los Angeles County elementary schools can reopen as COVID-19 cases drop

first_imgHalfpoint/iStockBY: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County elementary schools will be allowed to reopen for in-person learning after hitting an expected COVID-19 milestone Tuesday.“The state permits elementary schools to reopen as soon as we reach an adjusted case rate of 25 per 100,000,” the LA County Department of Public Health said in a statement Monday. “We are informing Los Angeles County schools tonight via an emailed letter that we expect to announce we have reached this threshold effective Tuesday, February 16.”All schools that want to reopen must submit plans to the county and state health departments showing that they’ve put sufficient safety measures in place before they’ll be permitted to resume in-person classes.“Thank you to everyone who has worn your masks and kept your distance,” Janice Hahn, Los Angeles County supervisor, wrote on Twitter on Monday. “Case rates in LA County are dropping. Now we can continue the work getting our kids and teachers safely back in classrooms where they belong,” she added.“This is what we have been working towards,” Hahn wrote.On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines on schools reopening that said with proper mitigation measures, schools should be able to safely do at least some in-person learning.LA’s teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, pushed back on the CDC’s recommendation on the grounds that the guidelines don’t do enough to address challenges in large urban districts like Los Angeles. “Most troubling is that it does not require vaccinations for school staff, six-foot distancing in all schools, nor improved ventilation as a key mitigation measure,” UTLA said in a statement.Vaccinating teachers before schools reopen has been a sticking point for union members. “Embedded in our bargaining framework are the components of a safe return,” Cecile Myart-Cruz, UTLA’s president, told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC-TV.One of those key components is “vaccines for all educators and school staff,” Myart-Cruz added.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more