first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgA smile borne from a belief that, no matter the difficulties of merging three nations and without any World Series events to compete in, GB have all the tools needed to strike gold.“It’s quite nice that people don’t know a lot about us,” says the Englishman, the sharpest blade of all with 210 series tries in his locker.“From one to 12, or the one to 27 who are training, you can see there’s a lot of high quality in the squad.“And we’re training as hard as ever to catch up and get ourselves into a good place. You’re looking over to see what the guys from Scotland and Wales are squatting or lifting or how fast they’re running. You’re trying to compete with that. That’s good for the whole squad, it’s what you need to do to get to that gold medal standard.”Elusive: Dan Norton has bagged 210 series triesNorton is careful to add the “if selected” proviso when discussing rio, but his omission would cause a bigger rumble than the Brexit referendum result. Since bursting onto the scene with a winning try against New Zealand in the 2009 London Sevens final, he’s given every team the runaround, helped by standing-start sprint times (2.7secs for 20m) that put even Usain Bolt in the shade.Concerns about his defence have long since been assuaged, with his speed allowing him to close down people’s space with comforting consistency and his contact skills making giant strides under defence coach Tony Roques. When Simon Amor, with his England hat on, was resting players for the latter legs of the World Series, Norton was first to be wrapped in cotton wool.His old buddies from Spartans, the Gloucester club where the journey began, would be proud to see how far he has gone. Back in the mid-Nineties, Norton would relish the 20-minute Saturday cycle to the club, where his dad Aubrey, a welder, played on the wing for the thirds. Afterwards the jukebox would go on and there would be singing and dancing, fags smoked and beers drunk with your opposite man. “It had a nice amateur social feel to it. It feels like 50 years ago,” Norton reflects.Meet & greet: Team GB boasts the best of England, Wales and ScotlandWhen his dad, who still plays at 67, suggested he start playing instead of watching, young Dan was hesitant. “But I did and realised I was one of the faster guys.”Those legs carried him headily into England U20’s 2008 Grand Slam-winning squad, albeit as a fringe member. Noah Cato and Miles Benjamin were the favoured flyers and Norton, by then attached to Gloucester but on loan to Moseley, was to travel a different route. In the 2007 Middlesex Sevens, Newcastle’s Ollie Phillips ran over Norton for a try and turned round to say, “Little boy!”. But Norton’s mesmerising pace couldn’t be ignored and he soon joined Phillips in the England fold. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight A smile crosses Dan Norton’s face when you suggest that Team GB are a long shot for the Olympic sevens title. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. England briefly led the series in his debut season, a far cry from their recent eighth-place finish. In Las Vegas they failed to win a game, Norton calling it “the lowest point of my career”, but their campaign was always going to be compromised by the need to juggle resources ahead of a busy summer bedding in GB’s systems in four European tournaments.With seven full years of sevens behind him, compared to ten seconds of Premiership rugby (he chased a penalty), will Norton stay in his current code forever?“The main pull was to stay for the Olympics and to reassess once I’ve done that. People would say my skill-set complements sevens, making space and beating people, and I’m pretty terrible at 15s!“It’s a unique environment to be able to go round the world and be sat in New Zealand watching rugby on TV, seeing a Leicester driving lineout and driving rain and wingers getting no ball. That’s one of the main reasons I want to play sevens – to run around in nice places.”Free running: Norton’s style is better suited to sevens than the 15-a-side gameNow Rio joins his exotic list. The GB squad flew to Brazil on July 28, where they are staying in a holding camp. Stuart Pearce and Denise Lewis have spoken to the squad about what to expect and Norton can barely contain his excitement.“The main message was that however big you think this is, it’s even bigger than that. There will be 11,000 athletes, a community of athletes there for the same thing, an amazing once-in-a-lifetime thing.“It’s something you need to think about before you get there. You don’t want to spend the whole time being bright-eyed. Denise Lewis said in her first race she saw her idol next to her and it took her a few events to hit her stride. You must enjoy the amazing experience but remember why you’re there. You’re there to play rugby.”last_img read more

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSDroughtRainfallSJRWMDSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka man, 4 others arrested in Seminole County burglary Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! From the St. John’s River Water Management District Communications OfficeSoggy lawns might make drought conditions from eight weeks ago feel like a distant memory, yet areas within the St. Johns River Water Management District are still recovering from the spring’s dry spell.“Recent wet weather has brought an end to the drought as well as preliminary indications of rebounding aquifer levels. However, aquifer replenishment takes time and more rainfall to reach normal levels, so the district remains in a Water Shortage Warning for now.” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We continue to monitor data and encourage all residents to incorporate water conservation activities into their daily lives.”A report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district’s August Governing Board meeting.In north Florida, Duval received 7.67 inches, which is 1.28 above average. Baker, Nassau and Putnam counties all received below-average rainfall for the month.Parts of central Florida received above-average rainfall for the month. Seminole had 9.6 inches, 2.40 inches above average. Orange County received 1.01 inches above average and Lake County received 1.59 inches above average.Brevard and Indian River counties were both above average, receiving 7.0 inches and 8.27 inches of rain, respectively.While July rainfall was slightly above average, due to prolonged rainfall deficits in the preceding months parts of the district are still below average for the past 12 months.As a result of the deficit, the district’s Water Shortage Warning Order remains in place. The order was issued in March 2017 due to below-average rainfall and encourages all water users to reduce their water use and voluntarily conserve water to the maximum extent possible, as well as adhere to year-round watering restrictions.More information about the district’s Water Shortage Warning can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com/facts.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img UK businesses are wasting £125m a year in marketing because they are using too much jargon. They are wasting even more in lost sales, according to Hoover’s Online Europe.UK businesses are wasting £125m a year in marketing because they are using too much jargon. They are wasting even more in lost sales, according to Hoover’s Online Europe.The research company has launched a jargon-busting campaign called Death By Jargon which urges professionals to communicate more effectively. Advertisement Gehan Talwatte, managing director of Hoover’s Online Europe, said: “Our Death By Jargon campaign is designed to entertain professionals, as well as to point out how ridiculous some of their jargon sounds. We’re delighted that the Plain English Campaign, and many well-known characters in the Internet business community, are supporting our efforts.”Find out more from Death By Jargon. Howard Lake | 29 May 2001 | News Online jargon wastes £125m in UK businesses’ marketing 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgRainbow Trust Children’s Charity is Kingston Smith’s first charity partner  83 total views,  3 views today Staff at Kingston Smith have voted for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as the company’s first charity partner.The partnership, which will run until December 2017, was announced at Kingston Smith’s annual Action Day, on which its workforce of over 500 partners and staff volunteer in the community.The firm invited applications for its inaugural charity partnership in August this year.The charity has won a package of support from the top 20 firm of chartered accountants which has a long track record of advising and supporting charities and social enterprises. This will include:staff volunteeringfundraising eventsdonationsaccess to staff skills and advicelogistical and practical supportThe firm aims to raise over £75,000 for the charity during the partnership.Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families that have a child with life threatening or terminal illness and who desperately need their help at home, in hospital and in the community.Emma Haines, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Director of Marketing and Fundraising said:“We are absolutely thrilled that Kingston Smith employees have chosen us as their first Charity Partner. The £75,000 that the firm is aiming to raise will have a huge impact for Rainbow Trust, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.” Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14center_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Kingston Smith Howard Lake | 13 October 2016 | News  84 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14last_img read more

first_img PakistanAsia – Pacific News US government officials have told the Wall Street Journal that the third-ranking leader of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, personally murdered its reporter Daniel Pearl in February 2002. The paper said on 21 October that new secret information showed that Mohammed, the supposed mastermind of the 11 September attacks captured in Pakistan in March this year, had slit Pearl’s throat with a knife.Many Pakistani newspapers carried the latest report but Pakistani officials said they could not confirm it. The court handling the appeal of four Islamists against their conviction for murdering Pearl cancelled its hearing on 21 October for the sixth time since last December because of the absence of defence lawyers.________________________________________________________________12.11.2002Agence France-Presse reports that Raja Qureshi, the prosecutor in the trial of Daniel Pearl’s accused killers, resigned on 9 November. His resignation could be linked to the many anonymous threats he has received since the start of the trial. Qureshi has reportedly said that he will give the authorities an explanation for his resignation shortly.________________________________________________________________18.09.2002One of the al-Qaeda activists arrested during the police raid in Karachi on 11 September is thought to have been involved in the assassination of Daniel Pearl, according to a statement made to the AP agency by a Pakistani official who wished to remain anonymous. The man, a Yemeni citizen, has apparently been indentified as one of Pearl’s killers by Fazal Karim, a Pakistani suspected of having taken part in the kidnapping of the journalist. If this accusation proves to be correct, it will be the first tangible proof of the involvement of al-Qaeda in the Pearl affair.________________________________________________________________11.09.2002A fundamentalist suspect in Pearl’s murder was killed in Karachi on 11 September during a police operation. The man was reportedly a Yemeni sought by police in connection with the murder, a Pakistani intelligence services official said.________________________________________________________________23.08.2002The Pakistani Interior Minister, Moinuddin Haider, told Agence France-Presse that police were investigating the possibility that Al Qaeda was involved in the murder of Daniel Pearl. Investigators are following this new lead after suspects told of the involvement of a man of Arab origin. “He give money to Daniel Pearl’s killers and to his kidnappers. He was behind it,” said the Minister.______________________________________________________________19.08.2002According to an Associated Press dispatch of 18 August, three Pakistani militants who led police to Daniel Pearl’s body have reportedly revealed new details about his murder. Quoting two unidentified Pakistani police officers, the AP said these new suspects have admitted to having played a role in the kidnapping. They also reportedly said that Pearl was killed by an Arab, probably an associate of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre, two days after Pearl had tried to escape.The Pakistani authorities have not yet charged the three new suspects, indeed, they have not even officially recognized that the three are being held. However, their allegations contradict some of the evidence presented in the trial of Sheikh Omar and the three others convicted with him, and itcould influence the outcome of their appeals.______________________________________________________________13.08.2002On 13 August, the Karachi high court agreed to hear an appeal by the defence against a Hyderabad court’s conviction of four men for the murder of DanielPearl. The court also agreed to hear a prosecution appeal for the sentence of life imprisonment given to three of the four to be changed to a deathsentence. No date has yet been set for these appeal hearings.______________________________________________________________12.08.2002The body of Daniel Pearl was buried in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on 11 August. The coffin containing his remains had arrived from Karachi on 8August. “Danny will continue to inspire his family and the millions of friends and strangers who were touched by his life and death,” the journalist’s family said in a statement.______________________________________________________________5.08.2002According to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, the authorities are holding back the information that they have arrested four new suspects believed to be theactual killers of US journalist Daniel Pearl and that Sheikh Omar and his three accomplices, already convicted in this killing, were only involved inkidnapping Pearl. Unidentified security officials reportedly told the newspaper’s reporter, Anwar Iqbal, that the four new detainees are members of the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi sectarian organization. “We know that they killed Pearl but we do not want to say so yet,” the sources reportedly said. “The trial was already a nightmare. Throughout the trial the suspects kept onthreatening our officers. We do not want to go through this again.”______________________________________________________________20.07.2002A US official told the Associated Press that DNA tests carried out on the decapitated body found in Karachi on 17 May confirm that it is indeed the body of Daniel Pearl. The results of these tests have been sent to the Pakistani police.______________________________________________________________19.07.2002Sheikh Omar filed an appeal with the High Court in Sind on 19 July against his conviction and sentence to death by hanging. His lawyer asked for the sentence to be quashed, describing it as “totally against the law and the facts”. He asked for his client to be released, adding, “I am 100 per cent sure that I will be successful.”______________________________________________________________17.07.2002The three men convicted of the Murder of Daniel Pearl filed an appeal with the High Court of Sind province, asking to be acquitted for lack of evidence. Sheikh Omar’s lawyer will probably file an appeal, on his client’s death sentence, on 14 July. He already said that if the DNA tests made on Daniel Pearl’s body were conclusive, he would ask for a new trial. He said that many questions were unresolved, such as whether the three men who led the police to the body were involved in the murder.______________________________________________________________16.07.2002Sheikh Omar has threatened the Pakistani authorities with reprisals. “We shall see who dies first, me or the authorities who have arranged the death sentence for me,” he declared in a message read out by his lawyer. The latter also announced that his client would appeal against the sentence – a process which could take anything from five to twelve months. The Bush administration welcomed Sheikh Omar’s conviction, which it viewed as a further example of “Pakistan showing leadership in the war against terror”. The US State Department said that since Sheikh Omar had been sentenced to death there was no reason for him to be extradited to the United States. The State Department does, however, retain the right to follow through on extradition if Sheikh Omar’s appeal is successful. ______________________________________________________________15.07.2002As the trial of the suspected murderers of the American journalist Daniel Pearl has ended, Reporters Without Borders is happy to see that impunity is not the rule in cases of such barbarism. RSF calls on the Pakistani authorities to continue their efforts in this investigation, since several suspects are still at large. Reporters Without Borders will support all initiatives by Daniel Pearl’s family an attempting to obtain extradition to the United States for the murderers, especially Sheikh Omar. RSF is sorry that journalists were not able to attend the hearings, and regrets that there remain several unresolved issues concerning the circumstances of Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder.______________________________________________________________15.07.2002Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, was sentenced to death on 15 July by the Hyderabad anti-terrorist court. His three accomplices, Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem and Sheikh Adil, were given life imprisonment. The defence said it would appeal against what it called the “unjust” decisions.One defence lawyer, Rai Bashir, said the verdict had been ordered by the Pakistani government to appease the United States and that “President Musharraf had already announced he wanted the death penalty for Omar.” Saieed Sheikh said after being sentenced that his trial was “a waste of time” in the “decisive war between Islam and infidels.” Steven Goldstein, vice-president of The Wall Street Journal, said the paper “continues to hope that everyone responsible for the kidnapping and murder will be brought to justice” and said the trial in Hyderabad was “one step in that direction.” The media was not allowed to attend the trial or hear the verdict being read.______________________________________________________________11.07.2002The trial of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil ended on 10 July. Lawyers for the defence called for the four suspects to be acquitted on the grounds of lack of evidence. The chief prosecutor called for the death penalty. The judge, Syed Ali Ashraf Shah, will announce his verdict on 15 July.______________________________________________________________05.07.2002The lawyer for the main defendant began his closing on Thursday, 4 July. Abdul Waheed Katpat pointed out that the witnesses’ accounts identifying his client were unreliable, especially because of the time – three weeks – that separated them from the events. Daniel Pearl’s taxi driver told the police he had seen Pearl meeting someone after dropping him off, though he had previously told his wife, Marianne Pearl, that he did not know if anyone was waiting for him. This suggests that his previous statements to police were biased. The lawyer also pointed out that, according to the magistrate who attended the questioning of Fahad Naseem and Salman Saqib, their confessions were obtained under duress.______________________________________________________________03.07.2002The father of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the main suspect, told the court on 29 June 2002 that his son had been arrested on 5 February, and not on the 13th as the police claim. This supports the theory suggested by the defence attorneys, that the four suspects were held in secret for one week before their arrest was officially announced, and that, during this time, the police were able to fabricate evidence of their guilt. The court however refused the defence request to call back to the stand Hamee dullah Memon, the officer who handled the arrest, and managers of the public television station PTV, which broadcast a story about Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh that claimed he was arrested before 13 February. The defence attorneys have decided to appeal this decision, and the trial has been suspended until 4 July while the appeal procedure is prepared.____________________________________________________________29.06.2002Lawyers for the four suspects asked to see documents proving that police had secretly held their clients before being arresting them. Defense attorney Rai Bashir mentioned the existence of a police memo concerning the detention of one of the suspects, Sheikh Muhammad Adeel, dated 5 February, one week before the official announcement of their arrest. According to the suspects, this additional time allowed the police to fabricate proof of their guilt. This accusation is all the more embarrassing because the circumstances under which they were arrested have still not been made clear.In addition, Pakistani police claim to have a new suspect, Asif Ramzi, a member of a banned Sunni group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. They are offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.______________________________________________________________21.06.2002Appearing before the court in Hyderabad, Islamic militant Sheikh Omar denied all charges brought against him. In his statement he said he had been unlawfully detained for a week before his arrest was announced on 12 February 2002. This, he said, allowed investigators time to manufacture evidence against him. The statement he made on 14 February 2002 concerning the death of journalist Daniel Pearl had not been made under oath and for this reason the Islamic militant considers that it should not be taken into account. Fahad Naseem and Salman Saquib, his two co-defendants, are said to have confessed to Sheikh Omar’s guilt under torture._____________________________________________________________06.06.2002Mariane Pearl will not, in the end, give evidence at the trial of the four Islamic militants accused of murdering her husband. Chief Prosecutor Raja Qureshi gave up the attempt to get her to appear before the Court after her lawyer produced a medical certificate attesting that she was unable to travel to Pakistan. The prosecution had already abandoned the idea of calling the thirteen witnesses and suspects involved in the discovery of a body in Karachi. The DNA tests that should confirm that this is in fact Daniel Pearl’s body are still being carried out. The hearing closes on 6 June, when the court will hear the statement of the last witness, police officer Hamid Ullah Memon. ____________________________________________________________30.05.2002The court announced on 28 May a 72-hour adjournment of the trial. This decision follows on from a motion of the public prosecutor, who asked for authorisation to go and record the testimony of Mariane Pearl, prevented from going to Hyderabad on account of poor health. The hearings should resume on 1 June with the statements of the last witnesses, two Pakistani investigators. Also, the defence, which had obtained from the court the right to view the recording of the journalist’s murder, protested on 29 May against the postponed handing over of the video owing to the trial adjournment. According to the defence counsel, Rai Basheer Ahmed, the court was in no way empowered, in criminal proceedings such as these, to suspend the trial on its own initiative. ________________________________________________________21.05.2002Citing US State Department sources, the American broadcasting channel CNN announced that initial forensic tests confirm the body found in the outskirts of Karachi on 17 May is indeed that of Daniel Pearl. An official statement will be made only once the results of DNA tests carried out in Lahore are known; these are expected this week. The body was found as a result of the questioning by Pakistani intelligence services of two members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an outlawed militant Sunni group.As Mohsin Imam, one of Sheikh Omar’s lawyers, said, “the trial could take a new direction if the police and prosecution come up with new evidence, (…) or if the body that has been found turns out to be that of Daniel Pearl”. He added however that lawyers for the defence would not be asking for an adjournment. Following the discovery of the American journalist’s body, Sheikh Omar continues to plead not guilty and denies having been in contact with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. ______________________________________________________________17.05.2002A dismembered body, which could be that of Daniel Pearl, has been found by investigators in the southern outskirts of Karachi, says chief investigator Mansour Mughal. This information has been confirmed by government spokesman General Rachid Qureshi, who said that the police were “quite sure” that the remains were those of the American journalist. Investigators received a tip-off about the hide-out, where Daniel Pearl was probably held, from three men who are now being questioned in connection with the affair. In the hut they found a car seat and buttons from the journalist’s shirt, which can be seen on the photographs the kidnappers sent to the press agencies. The body, which has been dismembered, was buried in the garden and covered by the jacket Daniel Pearl is shown wearing in the same photographs. It is hoped that medical tests will determine whether the remains are in fact those of Daniel Pearl.At the close of the latest proceedings in the trial of the suspects the Chief Prosector asked for a recording of the testimony of Daniel Pearl’s wife. The police have also admitted that the man who led them to the journalist’s body may be one of the seven suspects still being sought in connection with the kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal correspondent. _____________________________________________________13.05.2002The trial resumed on 13 May in Hyderabad with the hearing of a graphology expert, Ghulam Akbar Jaffery. The latter is said to have supplied elements testifying to similarities in turns of phrase employed in the e-mails sent by the kidnappers and in documents written by Sheikh Omar. One of the defence counsels, Rai Bashir, however denied to the press that the expert had established such a link. The public prosecutor, Raja Qureshi, also announced that the court should decide on 14 May on the possible broadcasting of the video of the journalist’s murder. On 11 May, an FBI agent, Ronald Joseph, had produced before the court a fifty-or-so page report on the e-mails sent by the kidnappers of Daniel Pearl. Another witness, Aamir Raza Qureshi, had, as far as he is concerned, declared to the court that Daniel Pearl had met Sheikh Omar at the hotel Akbar in Rawalpindi a few days before his abduction. Lastly, judge Irum Jehangir had reported how Sheikh Omar had confessed on 14 February to be the mastermind of the abduction and had affirmed that, to his knowledge, the journalist had already been assassinated.___________________________________________________________06.05.2002The trial of the four men accused of murdering Daniel Pearl has again beenadjourned, to 8 May, after a short sitting, because one of the defencelawyers, Rai Bashir, was still absent. Judge Ali Ashraf Shah appointed twoother lawyers to replace him.————————————————————03.05.2002The trial of Sheikh Omar and three of his accomplices has again been postponed, this time to 6 May. Prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that this decision was made “by mutual agreement”, since three of the defense attorneys did not show up for the hearing. According to the Associated Press, the defense filed a motion with the Pakistani Supreme Court asking that the case be transferred to the Karachi Prison, where the trial initially opened. ______________________________________________________________30 April 2002Prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that the trial of the suspects in the murder of Daniel Pearl would resume on 3 May in Hyderabab Central Prison (north-east of Karachi), and that the judge would be Ali Shraf Shah, the third to be named since this trial began. The High Court of Sindh handed down this decision on 29 April, after prosecutors filed a motion to change judges. The prosecutor had stated that members of his team had received serious telephone threats, and that plans had been made to attack the Karachi prison. A defence attorney, Abdul Waheed Katpar, considers that this is just another attempt to delay the trial. ____________________________________________________________26.04.2002Prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that the trial had been adjourned awaiting a decision by the High Court of Sindh on whether a new judge would be named. The court is to rule on 1 May, since defense attorneys asked for enough time to examine the prosecutor’s request.______________________________________________________________25.04.2002On 25 April, judge Abdul Ghafoor Memon ordered a one-day recess in the trial because of the absence of defense attorneys, who were expressing solidarity with striking members of the Pakistani bar. Prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that he had filed a motion with the High Court of Sindh province asking that judge Memon be replace to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News January 28, 2021 Find out more October 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Qaeda number three killed reporter Daniel Pearl, says US RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Newslast_img read more

first_img Organisation RSF_en News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her to go further KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia August 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting concern about Kazakhstan’s use of cyber-censorship Kazakhstan, which likes to portray itself as a regional model after holding the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency in 2010, seems to be forgetting all of its fine promises in order to embark with evident determination on the road of cyber-censorship. A score of websites were blocked on 20 August on the orders of a court in the capital Astana, which said they were helping to promote “terrorism and religious extremism” and contained “calls to acts of terrorism and the manufacture of explosive devices.”The blocked sites include the Russian-language blog platforms LiveJournal and LiveInternet, which are very popular in all the former Soviet republics.“We call for the withdrawal of the court’s order, which is using the pretext of defending internal security to completely block major blog platforms, thereby censoring a great deal of content that has nothing to do with what the order is supposed to be targeting. It is legitimate to combat terrorism, but this should not result in the closure of independent news websites.“Kazakhstan has long been regarded as a regional ‘pioneer’ in sophisticated control of the Internet but until now the control had been relatively limited. The blocking of LiveJournal and Google’s pull-out a few months ago represent a turning point. Is Kazakhstan beginning to slide down the same slippery slope taken by its neighbours, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, classified as Enemies of the Internet?”Weakened by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s poor health and a muted succession struggle within the security services, the government is currently confronting the most sustained wave of protests in the country’s history. As a result, censorship has been on the increase in recent months. This has included a news blackout on the aftermath of two “terrorist” explosions in Astana and the western city of Aktobe in May, and curbs on coverage of the current strikes.On 19 August, the authorities began a series of inspections of the premises of the Almaty-based independent news website Stan TV, of which the sole purpose was clearly harassment. The site produces reports that are often broadcast by the independent satellite TV station K+, which specializes in covering Central Asia and is very critical of the Kazakh government.There have been visits by tax inspectors, fire inspectors checking compliance with fire prevention regulations, architects and even health department inspectors. Curiously, they were all particularly interested in the satellite dishes on the roof and all the other devices used to transmit reports abroad.Stan TV has been one of the best sources of information about a three-month old dispute between the government and striking employees at Karajanbasmunay and Uzenmunaygaz, two companies in the western province of Mangystau. After many arrests of protesters, the violence increased with trade unionist Jasylyk Turbaev’s murder on 2 August and the murder of Jansaul Karabalaeva, a union leader’s daughter, on 24 August.Google announced the closure of the Kazakh version of its search engine, Google.kz, on 8 June because the government insisted in May that it should use only servers located inside the country (which would make it easier for the authorities to monitor searches). The demand was part of a government policy of centralizing all news sources and forcing sites with .kz domain names to channel all their traffic through local servers.“This desire to carve the Internet up into national sections is intolerable and incompatible with the Internet’s very nature,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome the response from Google, which refused to bow to the government’s pressure and even forced it to backtrack.”Central Asia’s most prosperous country and a “managed democracy,” Kazakhstan is ranked 162nd out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Newscenter_img Follow the news on Kazakhstan Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections January 15, 2021 Find out more News News October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) today announced that CardHub’s 2014 Prepaid Cards Report named the Green Dot Everyday Prepaid Card the best card for the Alternative Checking Account category. The Green Dot Everyday Prepaid Card has been the recipient of the “Best Card” recognition in this category in every CardHub Prepaid Card Report since 2011. The Walmart MoneyCard program, managed by Green Dot Corporation and issued by Green Dot Bank, was also named “Best Card” in three award categories, including Alternative Checking Account, Alternative Check Cashing Tool and Access to Electronic Transactions.“Green Dot is committed to providing our customers with innovative products that help them manage their finances conveniently and securely, so we are delighted to have received this recognition,” said Steve Streit, Chairman and CEO, Green Dot Corporation.The Green Dot Everyday Prepaid Card and Walmart MoneyCard both offer many features with fewer fees, enabling customers to shop online, check their balance from their mobile phone, pay bills and make everyday purchases without requiring a credit check or minimum balance. Green Dot’s customers are never charged overdraft or penalty fees and have access to more than 22,000 surcharge-free MoneyPass ATMs.CardHub’s report measured the total cost and eligibility of 26 prepaid cards, based on their features and fees. The cards were evaluated using four scenarios that represented the primary usage patterns of prepaid cards: 1) An alternative to a checking account; 2) A tool to give your child their allowance; 3) An alternative check cashing tool and 4) To provide access to electronic transactions.The full 2014 CardHub Prepaid Card Report can be accessed here.About Green DotGreen Dot Corporation is a technology-centric, pro-consumer Bank Holding Company with a mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. The company is the largest provider of prepaid debit card products and prepaid card reloading services in the United States, as well as a leader in mobile banking with its GoBank mobile bank account offering. Green Dot Corporation products are available to consumers at more than 90,000 retailers nationwide, online and via the leading app stores. The company is headquartered in Pasadena, California with its bank subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, located in Provo, Utah. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Top of the News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Community News Business: Retail News Green Dot and Walmart MoneyCard Named Best Prepaid Cards for Alternative Checking Account by CardHub Green Dot has Received “Best Card” Recognition for Four Consecutive Years CardHub’s 2014 Prepaid Card Report Evaluated the Monthly Cost for 26 Popular Prepaid Card Programs Based on Fees and Features From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 | 12:34 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgEmail Facebook Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDenied bail due to nature of the chargesBy admin – May 24, 2011 637 Gardai giving evidence in court said that they were taking the threats seriously and objected to bail when his solicitor, Sarah Ryan made an application to the court. Evidence was given by the accused as he sought bail in the matter but Judge Timothy Lucy denied O’Neill bail and he was remanded in custody due to the serious nature of the charges. Thomas O’Neill is to appear again before the court later this week. Twitter THOMAS O’Neill, a 24-year-old former boyfriend of April Collins, the ex girlfriend of Ger Dundon, has been charged and remanded in custody after threatening to kill a father and son on May 4 last at their Hyde Road home. O’Neill, with an address at The Meadows, Murroe was arrested on Wednesday May 18 last at 8am at the house in Murroe, after gardai were informed through sworn statements of the alleged threats which occurred while O’Neill was a passenger in a car that approached the alleged victims outside their home.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Print Previous article‘I will lead campaign against water charges’ – LongNext articleThree to face trial over drugs haul adminlast_img read more

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County will honor veterans Monday, Nov. 11 with the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Organized by the Tompkins County Veterans Day Committee, the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Dewitt Park in Ithaca. For more information, visit the Tompkins County Veterans Committee Facebook page. • Related: 50 photos from the 100th annual Tompkins Veterans Parade Kelsey O’Connor Tompkins County held its 100th Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 3 along Cayuga and State streets. Tagged: events, ithaca, Veterans Day, veterans day ceremony Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more