first_imgGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH) manufactures and distributes general-purpose and specialised reinforced conveyor beltings, and rubber and chemical products. Its product range includes rubber-covered belting, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belting, light-duty PVC belting, solid-woven belting, transmission belting and conveyor belt rubber skirting. Its two major customers are Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers. The company has two subsidiaries; Pigott Maskew and General Beltings. Pigott Maskew manufactures rubber products for mining, manufacturing and construction industries; with a product range covering large and small bore reinforced rubber hoses, rubber agricultural and construction rings, rubber sheeting, rubber gasket material, molded rubber products, rubber extrusions and rubberized charge car wheels. General Beltings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgPRO Rugby’s director of operations Steve Lewis reviews the inaugural season of America’s first professional league Read former England coach Stuart Lancaster talk about PRO Rugby chief executive Doug Schoninger in the September 2016 issue of Rugby World – on sale now.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. “Then there was Ohio winger Spike Davis. He had played sevens but this was the first time he had played 15s on a consistent basis and he went on to be the league’s highest try-scorer.”Such success will surely be welcomed by USA Rugby and new chief executive Dan Payne, who was among the 3,400 fans present in Obetz.“He was pleased with what he saw,” Lewis said of Payne, who has not only played for the Eagles but served on the coaching staff.“I’ve known him a long time, he knows most of the coaches and he’s a well-known guy in the American rugby community, so we are looking forward to nurturing that relationship.”But did the general standard of play impress as many of the players did?“We had some blowouts in the middle of the season but if you look at the last four or five weeks we had exciting and tight games.On a roll: Standards in the PRO Rugby league should improve each year. Photo: Getty Images“So from my perspective we got the parity part right, we also got excitement and all the data in terms of ball in play, clean ball from scrums etc looks pretty good too.”GROWING THE GAMEFor that, Lewis is grateful to the input of the coaches. “That has been an underappreciated part of the competition. This has not just been an opportunity for players but also coaches, referees, broadcasters, the whole rugby eco system.“Sean O’Leary and Paule Barford have done particularly well in Denver and Ohio respectively in establishing a culture which was a huge factor in their success.”There is little time to dwell on that success with planning already well underway for next year, with an expansion in the pipeline – most likely north of the border into Canada.Yet the East and North-East of the country remain the key battlegrounds with 40% of the country’s senior rugby players living around the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.Big business: There are large merchandising opportunities for PRO Rugby in the USA. Photo: Getty Images“We want to expand from a sponsorship and broadcast point of view but we do not want to dilute the quality,” said Lewis, aware of the limited home-grown talent pool available to the league.The season has taken its toll on Lewis but he is understandably proud of what the league has achieved.“There were a lot of naysayers at the beginning. This kind of project has been talked about many times before, people had said they were going to do this, do that – the difference is that we did it.“I took quite a lot of personal satisfaction from proving certain people wrong.“When it became clear early on that we were delivering then those voices went away, so I think those people have now accepted it is a job well done now.” By Graham Jenkins“It’s been a wild ride,” said Steve Lewis, PRO Rugby’s director of rugby operations, as he reflected on the battle for the United States’ first professional league title.Ohio Aviators claimed a 32-25 victory over Denver Stampede in the final dramatic act of the season – but it was not quite enough to deny their title rivals the glory, with Stampede claiming top spot in the final standings by a solitary point.It was a roller coaster of a contest, echoing the fledging league’s first frantic few months as teams, players and coaches fell into place. The venues proved troublesome but also provided one of the stars of the competition – ‘The Village of Obetz’ in Ohio – that played host to the de facto decider.“It really was a ’Field of Dreams’,” said Lewis in reference to the famous baseball movie of the same title and its ‘build it and they will come’ mantra.“It literally was just a grass field,” he added. “We had to put all the infrastructure in but fortunately the people of Obetz were extremely cooperative and very welcoming. They did a great job and took the game and the team to their hearts.”Lewis knows that the long-term success of the league – both on and off the field – rests largely on replicating that across the country.“We’re aware that our ability to attract non-rugby people will be the barometer of our success and the exciting thing is that in places like Obetz we started to reach out and attract people who were not rugby fans.”FAMILIAR FACESStampede were led to victory by former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg, who was one of group of high-profile players that also included the likes of ex-All Blacks Jamie Mackintosh and Mils Muliaina. They were recruited by the league to ensure both experience and exposure.Leading man: Pedrie Wannenburg was a key figure for eventual champions Denver Stampede. Photo: Getty Images“Wannenburg and Mackintosh, in particular, were real leaders in their respective teams,” said Lewis. “They all enjoyed being part of rugby history and pretty much all of them are interested in coming back.”And they may not be the only instantly recognisable names lining up next year with agents set to ensure Lewis enjoys little downtime in the off-season.“The amount of daily interest from agents of players and coaches has been significant. These guys are thinking both import and export. They are hoping to discover the next diamond in the rough, the next Samu Manoa-type of player.“But they are also looking at where they can place their players because there is this belief that our schedule works well for South Africa, New Zealand and Japan, although not so much Europe.”NEW NAMESHowever, the big names did not take all the headlines.“This year we also unearthed some good players that no one was aware of and they were certainly not on (USA head coach) John Mitchell’s radar.“For example, in Sacramento there was Langilangi Haupeakui, who came out of nowhere. We picked him up after the start of the season from a local club and put him in a professional environment for the first time. He was then drafted into the USA squad and earned his first cap against Russia – all this within a couple of months.Star name: PRO Rugby hope to unearth gems like Samu Manoa for the USA team. Photo: Getty Images“In San Diego, there was Cecil Garber. No one knew who he was and he ended up with the highest tackle count in the league. Breaking new ground: Denver and Ohio play in the first season of PRO Rugby. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: USA LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgThe following slightly edited commentary was written by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and is posted on Prison Radio.Jan. 24 — Now the U.S. President (Donald Trump) has decided that he will determine who is, and who isn’t, the legitimate leader of a foreign country. He has said that Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was illegitimate, and he supported Maduro’s opponent for national leadership of the country. What if Maduro declared that Trump, who received some 3 million less votes than his opponent, Hillary Clinton, was illegitimate? Who would listen? For, in truth, Trump sits in the White House only because of the slavery-era artifact known as the Electoral College — an institution designed to deny democracy to millions of Africans, and to assure Southern hegemony. Isn’t the so-called Electoral College fundamentally illegitimate? The Electoral College should be immediately abolished! In a Sept. 9, 2018, edition of the New York Times, Trump officials touched base with Venezuelan military officials to support a coup against President Maduro. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, the U.S. decided who should rule in Latin America, based upon such nonsense as the Monroe Doctrine, a pretext for U.S. imperialism. Lest we miss the play, Monroe is back. What a shame! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img January 28, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shooting of leading journalist linked to coverage of security agencies PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the shooting attack on leading journalist Hamid Mir, the host of Geo TV’s political talk show “Capital Talk,” as he was driving to his office shortly after landing at Karachi airport on 19 April.The local police said four individuals on motorcycles opened fire on Mir’s car hitting him in the stomach and legs. He was rushed to a local hospital for an emergency operation and his life is reportedly no longer in danger. His assailants have not been arrested.Mir had told Reporters Without Borders on 7 April that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s leading intelligence agency, was “conspiring (…) to cause me harm.” After the shooting, his brother, Amir Mir, told Geo News: “Mir had previously told us that if he is attacked, the ISI, and its chief, Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, will be responsible.” “Although shocking, this attack unfortunately comes as no surprise,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Hamid Mir has been the constant target of press freedom’s enemies, starting with the Taliban and the intelligence agencies.“We take note of the prime minister’s decision to create a special commission of enquiry, but we point out that this is not an end in itself. The government must be ready to take concrete action on the basis of the commission of enquiry’s findings.”Mir has been the target of various threats for the past two years. His investigative reporting on the intelligence agencies has been extremely sensitive. A court in Quetta, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, issued a warrant for his arrest on 7 April following an article about enforced disappearances blamed on the ISI.The case may have been the reason for attacks on Mir, who said he knew that someone could target him. There are parallels with Mir’s appearance for a hearing in Quetta in September 2012, when he was the target of an attack and was saved by a police officer who was murdered shortly thereafter. According to Mir, a judge who refused to issue a warrant for his arrest was also murdered.A bomb was found under his car (and defused before it could explode) in November 2012, shortly after he expressed strong criticism of the Taliban shooting attack on schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai.Pakistan is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. With seven journalists murdered in 2013, it is also one of the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel. News Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_img Twitter Global DC-DC Converter Market Leader EGTRONICS Wins the Korean SME Technology Innovation Award Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Twitter Pinterest SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– EGTRONICS Co., Ltd. has recently been awarded with the “2020 Korean Small and Medium Venture Business Awards” in the technology innovation category by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005644/en/ EGTRONICS Dongtan R&D Center (Photo: Business Wire) Established in 2008, EGTRONICS is a Korean manufacturer of electric vehicle parts and communication power supplies and is a key partner of major domestic and overseas eco-friendly vehicle manufacturers and 5G mobile communication companies. It has been widely recognized for its competitiveness in the industry by developing high-efficiency, low-noise circuit technology for converter and inverter products, which are key parts of electric vehicles. The company was able to achieve an electrical energy conversion efficiency of 97% compared to the competitors’ efficiency rating of 80 to 90%. Company Technology Use Cases EGTRONICS supplied key components of hydrogen electric buses that operated during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. The company has been a supplier to Hyundai Motors since 2009 and became the sole supplier for fuel-cell electric trucks of Hyundai Motors. Notable Products: DC-DC Converter and MCU The company’s flagship product is the DC-DC converter which optimizes the battery capacity through its special algorithm. It is a core product for the eco-friendly vehicle and can be applicable from passenger use to commercial use such as buses and trucks. EGTRONICS is a global leader in DC-DC converter manufacturing as it is the only company in the world to produce converters that are specialized for 10kW capacity batteries. Through over two years of research, EGTRONICS had succeeded in developing the Motor Control Unit (MCU) which integrates power inverter and battery charger in a modular form. The MCU offers various benefits such as reducing the volume and weight of the parts as well as increasing the fuel efficiency of an EV. It also minimizes the electrical noise of the components which improves the stability of the system. Investments and Expansion The investors expect the company will be playing a big role in the growing EV market due to its technology and potential. EGTRONICS has already received investments of USD 7 million from major venture capital companies such as KB Investment, BNK Ventures, and Intervalue Partners. The investors’ confidence in the company comes from the fact that it is the world’s first company to commercialize both the converters and the inverters. The company exports its commercial vehicle parts to Europe and North America while supplying parts for small vehicles such as motorcycles to India. Turkey’s Bozankaya and Poland’s WB Group are some of the main partners. To accommodate the increase in demand, a new production facility will be in operation in 2021, which will double its production capacity to 300,000 units per year. In addition, its R&D center has recently completed the construction. “The 10 years of R&D of our company will give EGTRONICS the edge to compete with any company in the world,” said Chan-Ho Kang, the CEO. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005644/en/ CONTACT: Charles Chung / America Branch President [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA SOUTH KOREA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY UTILITIES OTHER TECHNOLOGY AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANUFACTURING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOFTWARE ENERGY SOURCE: EGTRONICS Co., Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 07:00 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 07:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005644/encenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSoftball: OC vs Ranger CollegeNext articleBrady out to join Robertson, Robinson in exclusive club Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleRecord Breaking Apartment Sale in Turlock by The Mogharebi GroupNext articleUTPB Japanese American Internment Camp Exhibit Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Universal Electronics Inc. Introduces UEI Virtual Agent for Entertainment and Smart Home Devicescenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp UEI Virtual Agent is designed to address common challenges around onboarding, feature discovery and troubleshooting for entertainment and smart home devices. In addition to resolving user issues related to connected devices, UEI Virtual Agent helps reduce the cost of managing and supporting an installed base of connected devices for manufacturers and service providers, and can be easily integrated into the connected device itself, as well as into support websites and mobile apps, offering help where and when needed.last_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DURYEA, Pa.) — In an emotional video, a 10-year-old girl is making a public plea asking people to stop bullying one another.On April 4, Jenn Slater of Duryea, Pennsylvania, shared the video of her daughter, Cassidy, on her Facebook page. The fourth-grader appears in the selfie video holding signs up describing how she’s been bullied since first grade.“One day during recess, a group of kids grabbed my purse off a teacher, and spit on it and me,” one sign read. Cassidy goes on to say that kids won’t sit with her at lunch, she feels alone and has no one.After Slater shared the video on Facebook it received over 160,000 likes and thousands of shares.Actor Hugh Jackman also shared Cassidy’s video via ABC News’ Facebook onto his own, verified Facebook account.“Hi Cassidy …. I’m Hugh,” Jackman wrote. “I want you to know you’re loved, special & smart. You’re strong, funny & beautiful both inside and out. BULLYING IS NOT OK. Please never stop asking for help. You will find it from people and places you never thought possible. I’m your friend.”Cassidy’s father, James Warner told ABC News that he first saw the video after his daughter posted the original footage on her own Facebook page.“It just devastated me,” said Warner, of Scranton, Pennsylvania. “I don’t know how to explain how it made me feel…even talking about it I get choked up.”As written on the cue cards in the video, Warner said that Cassidy has been bullied since first grade.The father of four said it started out as “kids being kids” with name-calling and “got worse” over the years. Warner said that he and Cassidy’s mother have remained in close communication with the principal of her school and have previously discussed changing her lunch time, recess time and her classroom — something she did not want to do.“At that point Cass was feeling like, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong. Why am I the one who has to change everything?’”Warner said he was unaware of how bad the bullying became this year until seeing Cassidy’s video online, which was later taken down after it was anonymously reported by a Facebook user, Warner added.Warner said that on April 2, he met with the principal of Cassidy’s school and the superintendent of the Scranton School District to discuss options to make her feel more comfortable at school as well as the buzz that surrounded the online video that she posted about her bullying experience.“I never once tried to put the blame on the school,” Warner said. “The whole purpose was to let everybody see that these kids are not supposed to be feeling like this.”The superintendent’s office of the Scranton School District did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.After Cassidy’s video was taken down, her mother reposted it onto Facebook.“I will be my daughters voice I will share her story and I hope others will share too [sic],” Slater wrote.As for the attention Cassidy’s video has sparked, Warner descirbed it as “overwhelming.”“Never in a million years did I think it would have this many shares and comments,” he added. “Cass has been getting comments from all over the world and it’s so much positive stuff. Words cant explain how grateful I am for it.”Warner hopes Cassidy’s video helps spark the conversation of bullying in households.“I hope parensts will just sit down with their kids and talk to them,” Warner said. “I didn’t know it was that bad and that Cassidy was feeling how she was. Make sure [your children] they’re not being bullied or not bullying someone else.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgAn industrial tribunal has ruled that a mother forced to work long hours wasnot the victim of sex discrimination.Aisling Sykes earned a six-figure salary as vice-president of City firm JPMorgan but was made redundant while pregnant in 1998.The tribunal ruled that she was so highly paid, the company could expect to”make certain demands in respect of hours and place or work”.Although the tribunal found Sykes, 39, had not suffered sex discrimination,it said she had been unfairly dismissed because of inadequate consultation.A settlement has yet to be reached.Sykes, who has four children, claimed her 14-hour days amounted to sexdiscrimination.She had asked her office hours to be from 9am to 5pm and to continue work athome in the evenings so she could see her children. But the company wanted herto work from 9am to 6.15pm.The ruling follows a five-day hearing in London last year. Previous Article Next Article Female City flier loses sex-bias claimOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgThe waters around South Georgia are among the most productive in the Southern Ocean, with zooplankton populations close to the island, in particular Antarctic krill, supporting vast colonies of higher predators. However, our understanding of the processes governing variability in the supply of these food resources is limited by the poor spatial and temporal resolution of available data. Here, we use a numerical modeling approach to examine the underlying physical processes driving the recruitment and retention of zooplankton to the South Georgia shelf. Variability in the magnitude and spatial distribution of recruitment was dominated by the proximity and orientation of the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front to the shelf edge. Shelf retention was highest for source sites on the southwest shelf, with the main transport routes off the shelf to the north and northwest. Retention was lowest in the austral summer and winter; in summer increased glacial melt drives stronger off-shelf near-surface currents, while in winter, stronger winds lead to an increase in off-shelf transport. Of particular note was the prediction of a significant increase in retention for particles released throughout the shelf in April and July 2000. This period coincided with the development of pronounced anticlockwise shelf flows, associated with horizontal density gradients due to reduced wind mixing of shelf waters, and differences between shelf and oceanic waters, which significantly reduced off-shelf transport rates. Such findings are crucial for understanding the influence of variability in physical processes on the ecosystem at South Georgia.last_img read more

first_imgExplanations of the glacial–interglacial variations in atmospheric pCO2 invoke a significant role for the deep ocean in the storage of CO2. Deep-ocean density stratification has been proposed as a mechanism to promote the storage of CO2 in the deep ocean during glacial times. A wealth of proxy data supports the presence of a “chemical divide” between intermediate and deep water in the glacial Atlantic Ocean, which indirectly points to an increase in deep-ocean density stratification. However, direct observational evidence of changes in the primary controls of ocean density stratification, i.e., temperature and salinity, remain scarce. Here, we use Mg/Ca-derived seawater temperature and salinity estimates determined from temperature-corrected δ18O measurements on the benthic foraminifer Uvigerina spp. from deep and intermediate water-depth marine sediment cores to reconstruct the changes in density of sub-Antarctic South Atlantic water masses over the last deglaciation (i.e., 22–2 ka before present). We find that a major breakdown in the physical density stratification significantly lags the breakdown of the deep-intermediate chemical divide, as indicated by the chemical tracers of benthic foraminifer δ13C and foraminifer/coral 14C. Our results indicate that chemical destratification likely resulted in the first rise in atmospheric pCO2, whereas the density destratification of the deep South Atlantic lags the second rise in atmospheric pCO2 during the late deglacial period. Our findings emphasize that the physical and chemical destratification of the ocean are not as tightly coupled as generally assumed.last_img read more