United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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Canon Hilda Kabia (center) with Msalato staff and facultyPhoto: Msalato Theological College[Anglican Communion News Service] In a historical day for the Anglican Church of Tanzania, the Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia was installed as the first female principal of a theological college in the country.The new principal of Msalato Theological College of St. John’s University of Tanzania is a familiar face at the college, having taught there for the past nine years and in the mid-1990s, and having served as Dean of Students.“While I was aware of the historical significance of Canon Kabia’s appointment, she was selected because of her qualifications and long experience in working at educational institutions in our diocese,” said Bishop of Central Tanganyika Dickson Chilongani.Kabia said her vision for Msalato Theological College is to “form pastors and lay leaders, both men and women, for a holistic ministry relevant to their context.”Lack of financial resources will be a primary challenge, she added, noting that the need constantly to seek financial aid for student fees and faculty salaries detracts from the administration’s ability to focus on delivering a quality education to future servants of the church.In addition to finding funding, Kabia plans to give attention to student outreach ministries, finding long-term tutorial support, securing new teaching aids and office equipment, and making structural improvements including green energy and water sources.“All of these things can be accomplished if the staff works together as a team and if we listen to God to be sure that these are also His priorities,” she declared.The next in a line of ‘firsts’This is not the first “first” for Kabia as a woman in ministry in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. She is the first female chairperson for the House of Clergy and the first female general secretary to the synod. And at her ordination in 2003, she was one of only eight ordained Anglican women in Tanzania.The Diocese of Central Tanganyika under the late Bishop Mdimi Mhogolo was the first in Tanzania to ordain women, beginning in 2001. There are now more than 40 female priests in the diocese.This year, a third of the incoming Diploma in Ministry students at Msalato are women, according to Kabia. “Although challenges remain in a traditionally patriarchal society, the diocese is already experiencing the positive effect that these [ordained] women have made [as] role models,” she said.Kabia has a Diploma in Ministry from St. Philip’s Theological College in Kongwa, a B.A. in Theology from the University of Gloucestershire, U.K., and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya.She has served as secretary of the Mothers’ Union in Tanzania and as a theology tutor at Bishop Madinda Christian Formation Training Centre.This report is based on a contribution from the Rev. Sandra McCann, communications director of Msalato Theological College. 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Home Indiana Agriculture News Workshop to Focus on Seed Treatment Options SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis 1/26/21-Arlan Suderman, StoneXNext article‘Goddess of Grain’ Shares Tips on Marketing in a Bull Market Purdue University News Service By Purdue University News Service – Jan 26, 2021 SHARE Workshop to Focus on Seed Treatment Options Purdue Extension will hold a virtual workshop designed to provide agribusiness professionals with the latest knowledge on seed treatment technologies, regulations and environmental impacts.The free workshop, held via videoconference from 9-11 a.m. EST on Feb. 25, is geared toward seed treatment applicators and crop advisors.Speakers and topics will include:– Darcy Telenko, Purdue plant pathologist, will speak about wet soils and their impact on seed fungicide treatments.– Christian Krupke, Purdue entomologist, will focus on seed treatment use and potential impacts on bees.– Don Robison, Office of the Indiana State Chemist seed administrator, will update participants on Indiana seed treatment regulations.– Norm Wagoner, KALO manager, will explore customized seed treatment technologies and industry trends.Advance registration is required here.The workshop qualifies as continuing credit hours for category 4 commercial seed treatment applicators and continuing education units for certified crop advisors.For more information, contact Kenneth Eck, Purdue Extension – Dubois County, at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
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News UpdatesDelhi HC Gives Relief To Ad-Hoc Assistant Professor Whose Services Were Terminated For Taking A Maternity Break [Read Order] Karan Tripathi7 May 2020 8:20 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has quashed the termination letter of an ad-hoc Professor whose contract was not renewed by the College as she had taken a maternity leave, which was not approved by the said College. While directing the College to reinstate the Appellant Professor within one week, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Asha Menon imposed a cost of ₹50,000 on…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?LoginDelhi High Court has quashed the termination letter of an ad-hoc Professor whose contract was not renewed by the College as she had taken a maternity leave, which was not approved by the said College. While directing the College to reinstate the Appellant Professor within one week, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Asha Menon imposed a cost of ₹50,000 on the Respondents for giving arbitrary and unmerited reasons for not renewing the term of the Appellant. Facts The Appellant was a contractual Assistant Professor at the Respondent College, and her term was coming to an end on 18/03/19. It has been a practice to renew the term of contractual teachers for 120 days after giving them a nominal break of one day between the two terms. On 22.02.2019, she had requested the Respondent College for grant of maternity leave alongwith all other eligible benefits under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and had specifically sought leave from 14.01.2019 till 24.05.2019, particularly, in view of the complications of pregnancy. However, she received no reply from the Respondent College despite making multiple representations. After reiterating he request for maternity leave, she received a communication from the Respondent College on 27/03/19, stating that the college had not “forced” her to join duty and that she should also inform the college of the date when she “intended” to join, thus, indicating that she was still on their rolls. However, later she received a communication from the College stating that the Delhi University doesn’t extend maternity benefits to contractual teachers, thus, rejecting her request for maternity leave. On 24/05/19 she reported to College to continue with her duties. However, five days later it was informed to her that her tenure had ended on 18.03.2019, she was no longer on the rolls of the college and therefore, there was no question of her joining back on duty or being assigned any work. Arguments Advanced by Appellant Senior Advocate Darpan Wadhwa, who appeared for the Appellant, submitted that the Appellant was the seniormost ad-hoc Assistant Professor working in the English Department of the Respondent College and that after her service was terminated illegally and unlawfully, those who were junior to her, were given extensions throughout the same academic year, right from May, 2019 till date. He further submitted that if there was a need for fewer ad-hoc teachers, then the last come had to go first and not the seniormost teacher particularly when she had disclosed her availability. It was also argued by Mr Wadhwa that it was only because the Appellant had insisted on maternity benefits that, out of sheer vengeance, her ad-hoc appointment was not extended and therefore, the termination letter was liable to be quashed. Arguments Advanced by the Respondents Appearing for the Delhi University, Mr Mohinder JS Rupal submitted that submitted that no ad-hoc teacher was entitled to maternity leave as the Rules did not provide for the same and the Appellant could not seek any such benefit or claim extension of her tenure on the plea that when her tenure had ended on 18.03.2019. He also submitted that there is no vested right in ad-hoc teachers to claim extension of tenure. Senior Advocate Sudhir Nandrajog, who appeared for the Respondent College, argued that the Appellant had not disclosed that she was ever willing or readily available for teaching in the following semesters and therefore, it cannot be stated that the Respondents had violated any law while appointing other teachers on an ad-hoc basis who were available to attend to the semester classes, even if they were junior to the Appellant. Mr Nandrajog further submitted that it was well within the Respondent’s right to terminate the appointment of the Appellant as her appointment letter itself contained such a clause. Court’s Observations While calling the arguments advanced by the Respondents as ‘unmerited’, the court observed that when the Appellant had expressed her availability for engagement on 24.05.2019 and when on the following day, the others were actually appointed as ad-hoc employees, there was no good reason for the Respondent College to have refused to engage her either on 26.05.2019 alongwith the others, or at the very least from 20.07.2019, when the others were reappointed. While highlighting that the validity of a termination order is subject to judicial review, the court noted that the Appellant had a right to be considered and could not be subjected to the whimsical and arbitrary decisions of the respondents when fundamentally, there was a need for the appointment of ad-hoc Assistant Professors and her performance has remained blemishless throughout. In light of these observations, the court quashed the termination letter dated 29/05/19 and directed the Respondent College to send the appointment letter to the Appellant within one week. The court has also imposed a fineClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
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Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide.Over 55 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 11.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 247,220 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Nov 17, 10:37 amNebraska hospital ‘bursting at the seams’ with COVID-19 patientsDr. Brian Boer, a critical care doctor working in the COVID-19 wing of Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, said his “nightmare scenario” is one in which non-coronavirus patients have to be turned away because the hospital is “bursting at the seams with so much COVID.”“If you ask some of my colleagues and partners, like, we’re there,” Boer told “Start Here,” ABC News’ daily news podcast.“You know, in terms of the trajectory we’re on, if it continues like this unabated, like, we’re going to end up in the scenario where we’re going to have to make really difficult decisions and tell people we can’t offer them the things we normally would have,” he added. “We’re knocking on that door right now.”The number of people being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Nebraska each day has quadrupled over the past month, which Boer said is reflective of what he’s seeing in his hospital, where almost half of all intensive care patients are battling the disease.The issue isn’t the lack of ICU beds or ventilators, he said, but rather the lack of adequate staffing.“We’ll create beds or we have ventilators and the space or the equipment — we don’t have the bodies,” Boer said. “We don’t have the nurses, the respiratory therapist, the residents and advanced practice providers and physicians to care for that person.”Boer said he isn’t seeing a lot of spread among health care providers, thanks to personal protective equipment.“We’re more worried about getting sick in the community than we are getting sick at work — and that’s a fact,” he said.Nov 17, 9:21 amOver 300 attended wedding leading to outbreak in Washington state, officials sayHealth authorities are urging attendees of a large wedding held in Washington state to quarantine through Saturday and get tested for COVID-19 after several guests have tested positive.At least 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington’s Grant County have been linked to the wedding near Ritzville on Nov. 7, which was attended by more than 300 people from various communities. The Grant County Health District said more cases tied to the event are “being added daily” and that attendees diagnosed with COVID-19 have also been linked to two subsequent outbreaks.Wedding ceremonies at the time were limited to a total of no more than 30 people and, starting Monday, indoor receptions or similar gatherings are banned, according to the Grant County Health District.Nov 17, 8:34 amFederal vaccine expert turned whistleblower says ‘lives are at stake’ if Trump doesn’t coordinate with BidenDr. Rick Bright, the federal vaccine expert who blew the whistle on a politicized coronavirus response, said that “lives are at stake” if the outgoing Trump administration does not coordinate with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team over vaccine distribution.“Lives are at stake here,” Bright, an immunologist who was recently named a member of Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on Good Morning America.“If we miss this opportunity to coordinate now, we could experience hiccups or delays that really we don’t need to see,” he added. “Americans deserve a smooth transition so we can make sure to save their lives from this pandemic.”The Biden transition team planned to meet with vaccine manufacturers this week, and Bright, whose life’s work has been developing vaccines, said he hoped they would provide more detailed data from their trials.“We really do need to see the data, the full data set,” he said. “That data set needs to be made available to the FDA and to other scientists. President-elect Biden has said all along he’s going to let science lead the way, and so it’s critical that we are able to see that in a transparent way and the best recommendations from those scientists are made for the FDA, and then that information is carried forward to the American public.”Bright said it’s important to see if the full data set shows the vaccine to be safe and effective in people of all populations, because the early, interim data could just prove efficacy for a certain population.When asked whether the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine production program should get any credit for the speed with which vaccines have been developed, Bright instead credited investments in vaccine technology made under the Obama administration.Bright is the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the federal agency charged with overseeing the rapid production of a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus. He filed a whistleblower complaint in May, alleging he was ousted because he resisted pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug that President Donald Trump was touting as treatment for COVID-19.Nov 17, 7:35 amSouth Australia quarantines 4,000 people amid growing cluster linked to medi-hotelAround 4,000 people in South Australia have been ordered to quarantine as the Australian state grapples with a fresh COVID-19 outbreak.South Australia authorities announced five new locally-transmitted cases on Tuesday, at least four of which were officially linked to a medi-hotel in the Parafield suburb of Adelaide, where travelers arriving from abroad are required to quarantine for 14 days. Authorities said the fifth case is expected to be connected to the Parafield cluster soon, which would bring the total number to 21.“All of these people have either no symptoms or they are very mildly symptomatic, and they have been picked up early in the course of the disease,” South Australia’s chief health officer, Prof. Nicola Spurrier, said at a press conference Tuesday.Those who have been advised to isolate are all close contacts of the cluster from the quarantine hotel and are being contacted daily by health authorities to check for symptoms. Meanwhile, at least five schools have been closed as contact tracers work to contain the outbreak, according to Spurrier.“We’ve decided to take a very, very cautious approach,” she told reporters, later adding that “this is a very, very worrying situation.”Thousands of people have been tested for COVID-19 in South Australia in recent days. Spurrier urged people to only get tested if they are symptomatic or if they have recently visited the areas of concern.“We do need to prioritize our testing across South Australia,” she said.There are currently 34 active infections in the state, including imported cases. The latest cluster is the first instance of community transmission in South Australia since April.“I need to reiterate to the people of South Australia that we are not out of the woods yet,” the state’s premier, Steven Marshall, said at Tuesday’s press conference. “We are just at the beginning stages of dealing with this particular very nasty cluster in Parafield. We are going to get through this. But we’re going to get through it with the cooperation of every single South Australian citizen.”Nov 17, 6:37 amAustria begins stricter lockdown amid rising casesAustrians awoke Tuesday morning with a new tough lockdown meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.Under the stricter measures, which will remain in place through Dec. 6, people in Austria are only allowed to leave their homes to buy groceries, to go to work if their jobs are deemed essential, to exercise outside, to go to the doctor or to help people who need assistance.Schools across the Alpine nation have shuttered, as teaching will be done remotely during lockdown. Banks, basic food stores and pharmacies remain open but bars, hair salons, restaurants and other non-essential shops and services have been ordered closed.“All of social and public life will be brought down to a minimum,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday, ahead of the new restrictions.It’s the second time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that Austria has imposed a nationwide lockdown, amid rising infections across Europe. The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection has confirmed more than 208,000 cases of COVID-19 so far, including at least 1,741 deaths. Nearly 50,000 of those cases were reported in the past week alone.Nov 17, 5:09 amRussia registers 442 new deaths in all-time highRussia registered 442 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the country’s highest single-day death toll from the disease since the pandemic began.An additional 22,410 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,971,013 cases with 33,931 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than a quarter of the newly confirmed cases — 5,882 — and nearly 17% of the new deaths — 74 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 17, 4:17 amUS reports over 166K new casesThere were 166,045 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the fourth day in a row that the country has reported over 150,000 newly diagnosed infections. Monday’s count is slightly less than the all-time high of 177,224 on Nov. 13.An additional 995 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.A total of 11,205,486 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 247,220 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Law enforcement continues to investigate a case that has remained unsolved for a decade.Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of John Weisbecker from his home in the 200 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City.Weisbecker was last seen around 10:30 a.m. by a local postal worker. The investigation indicates that he disappeared shortly before noon.Evidence at the scene shows signs of a struggle and that Weisbecker did not leave of his own free will, police said.Weisbecker, who was described as a 6-feet 2-inches tall white male with blue eyes, had brown hair at the time of his disappearance, a brown mustache, and numerous tattoos on his torso and arms.The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, FBI, Ocean City police and the New Jersey State Police.The public is encouraged to submit any information they feel may be important to this case. Information that once may have seemed insignificant could prove to be the missing element in solving this open case.Investigators are hoping that someone might remember a story or two that could help connect the dots, police said.The information may be submitted anonymously if desired. A reward of $50,000 has been offered to anyone providing information as to Weisbecker’s whereabouts.Anyone with information is asked to call one of the following numbers:Cape May County Major Crimes Unit (609) 465-1135Ocean City Police Department (609) 399-9111Crime Stoppers Cape May County (609) 465-2800FBI Newark Division (973)792-3000 www.fbi.gov Missing persons poster for John Weisbecker of Ocean City from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.