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Zambia Sugar Plc HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgZambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

South Africa’s ‘unstoppable maul’ awaits Wales in crunch semi final

first_imgWednesday Oct 23, 2019 South Africa’s ‘unstoppable maul’ awaits Wales in crunch semi final South Africa’s second-half display against Japan on Sunday in Tokyo would have put Wales on alert ahead of their semi-final clash this weekend. ADVERTISEMENTDespite only leading 5-3 at half time, Rassie Erasmus’ side went up another gear in the second 40 to win the game 26-3. The forwards upped their physicality and Japan struggled to keep up, and it turned out to be a comfortable win for the Springboks.Nothing embodied the second half performance more than the 50m driving maul that led to Faf de Klerk’s try, which ultimately put the game out of reach. Having started the maul in their own half, South Africa were well inside the 22 when Malcolm Marx broke off and popped the ball to his scrumhalf to run in for the try.It is one thing knowing what the Springboks are going to do, and it is another thing trying to stop them from doing it, and that is the problem that Wales face this Sunday in Yokohama.Warren Gatland and his coaching team know that their side will face an onslaught up front, built upon a strong set-piece. Forwards coach Robin McBryde will face a tough few days figuring out how to prevent what at times seemed like an insatiable maul against Japan, aided by the fact that the bench had six forwards to come on.Of course, the side Wales are much more physical than Japan and they faced their own battle up front against the French, and by and large were able to repel a number of attacks from the Les Bleus up front.ADVERTISEMENTSebastien Vahaamahina’s obscene elbow in a maul may have actually been the result of frustration that the Welsh were able to withhold them. Indeed, in the Rugby World Cup warm-up against England in Cardiff, Wales were also able to resist maul after maul from England, which was testament to McBryde’s coaching.However, the Springboks perhaps pose the sternest test of the three, and should Wales manage to do what Japan could not, it could go a long way to booking a place in the final. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Consumers Insulted by #Ethanol Poll

first_imgHome Energy Consumers Insulted by #Ethanol Poll By Gary Truitt – Apr 3, 2016 Previous articleElanco Animal Health Announces U.S. Approval of Imrestor™Next articleSo, What the Heck are We Going to do With All This Corn? Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen reacted today to a poll released by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) saying consumer awareness and knowledge of how to use higher ethanol blends remains relatively unchanged. The poll also found that consumers do not pay attention to the fuels they use. Dinneen pointed out that there has never been even one case of misfueling or engine damage since E15 was introduced into the marketplace. He also noted that E15 is sold at less than 2 percent of gas stations nationwide and the majority of people polled live nowhere near a station that sells E15. Dinneen added that education will come with more widespread use of higher ethanol blends including E15.“By law, all gasoline station pumps must post clearly labeled signs indicating what fuel is being dispensed and what vehicles can operate on those fuels,” explained Dinneen. “For higher ethanol blends above 10 percent, only flexible fuel vehicles and 2001 and later model year vehicles are approved — not small engines, lawnmowers or any other off-road vehicle. This has been the case since EPA gave final approval to E15 in 2012, four years ago.”Dinneen continued, “OPEI’s poll is insulting to consumers. OPEI seems to think the average consumer is stupid enough to purposely ignore a very clear label and knowingly violate the law to save a few cents per gallon on a typically low-volume fill up for small engines.“E10 is sold at nearly every single gasoline station in the U.S. and has been used in small engines for decades. All major small engine manufacturers approve and warranty the use of E10 in their equipment.“Ethanol blends are typically the lowest-cost fuel option at retail gasoline stations and E15 has generally been even cheaper than E10. That is good news for consumers. However, consumers are still smart enough to know they should use only approved fuels for their equipment.“If going purely by cost, 85 octane is the cheapest fuel in many states today, and is far more readily available than E15. However, 85 octane is a non-approved fuel and not covered by any warranty. If OPEI really cares about consumers, where is their information campaign on that?“In 2013, OPEI launched a national ethanol education and consumer protection campaign called ‘Look Before You Pump,’ warning consumers not to fill up their small engine products on ethanol blends above 10 percent. This national poll indicates OPEI’s own effort is failing and simply proves that it is an anti-ethanol campaign designed to scare consumers. E10 is safe for all vehicles and ethanol blends above 10 percent aren’t. It’s as simple as that. Despite OPEI’s latest poll, consumers know that too.”Posted by Joanna Schroeder Consumers Insulted by #Ethanol Poll SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Court freezes newspaper’s accounts in connection with libel action

first_img Help by sharing this information News May 6, 2011 Find out more Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis RSF_en July 23, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts MoldovaEurope – Central Asia Transnistrian journalist gets presidential pardon in return for televised confession MoldovaEurope – Central Asia center_img Reporters Without Borders deplores a Chisinau court’s decision to freeze the bank accounts of the Jurnal de Chisinau newspaper in connection with a former prosecutor’s libel suit over two reports five years ago that the police were investigating him on suspicion of rape.Many Moldovan NGOs issued a joint appeal for guarantees for freedom of expression on 23 April, the day after the weekly learned of the ruling.“The court’s decision to freeze the Jurnal de Chisinau’s accounts is disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A libel suit should not jeopardize a newspaper’s ability to keep operating. The reaction of civil society in challenging the authorities on this matter is nonetheless very encouraging for the defence of press freedom in Moldova.”Jurnal de Chisinau managing editor Val Butnaru said the court’s decision was a politically-motivated attempt to paralyse his newspaper’s activities. Moldovan reporters harassed by Russian soldiers on border with Transnistria Organisation Follow the news on Moldova June 14, 2019 Find out more News News May 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court freezes newspaper’s accounts in connection with libel action to go furtherlast_img read more

Jeffrey Epstein’s death ruled suicide by hanging, medical examiner says

first_imgMivPiv/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s medical examiner has ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell suicide by hanging.The disgraced financier, who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, was found unresponsive in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan on the morning of Aug. 10. Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of girls in New York and Florida.In a statement released Friday, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said her conclusion was based on a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”Epstein hanged himself with a bedsheet in his cell, and a city official with knowledge of the autopsy told ABC News that Epstein sustained a broken hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple.Experts say the injury can be associated with suicide or strangulation.The autopsy was completed on Sunday.Epstein’s death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the same Manhattan facility with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted, sources told ABC News.He was placed on suicide watch following the July 23 incident but then removed on July 29 after jail officials determined he was no longer a threat to himself, sources said.He was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, and staff at the jail failed to follow protocol that requires welfare checks every 30 minutes, sources told ABC News.In the wake of Epstein’s death, staff members at the MCC jail are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they made the proper checks on Epstein and other inmates in the Special Housing Unit at the federal lockup in Manhattan, but those log entries have been contradicted by surveillance footage, the sources said. The staff members have been placed on temporary leave.Epstein was arrested in July on charges of sex trafficking girls at his Upper East Side mansion and his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Some of the charges date back to the early 2000s.Epstein pleaded not guilty to the charges. He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US DOE authorises non-FTA exports from four LNG export projects in Texas

first_img Four LNG export projects in Texas get DOE nod for their non-FTA exports. (Credit: US Department of Energy/Wikipedia.org) The US Department of Energy (DOE) has authorised four proposed LNG export projects in Texas for exporting domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries.The LNG projects, which have been issued long-term orders in this regard by the regulator, are Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG, and Corpus Christi LNG’s Stage III.Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, the holding company of the Annova LNG project on the Port of Brownsville, has been authorised by the DOE to export up to 0.99 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of LNG to any non-FTA country. The consent is for LNG exports made through ocean-going vessels to non-FTA countries on which there are no trade sanctions by the US.Likewise, the other three LNG export projects have been given similar authorisations by the DOE.The Rio Grande LNG project and the Texas LNG Brownsville, both located on the Port of Brownsville, have been authorised to export up to 3.61Bcf/d and 0.56Bcf/d volumes of LNG, respectively to non-FTA countries. The Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III project in Corpus Christi has been authorised to export up to 1.59Bcf/d of LNG to such countries.US Secretary of Energy’s comments on the orders issued to the LNG export projects in TexasUS Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said: “The Trump Administration recognizes the importance and increasing role U.S. natural gas has in the global energy landscape.“The export capacity of these four projects alone is enough LNG to supply over half of Europe’s LNG import demand. With today’s authorizations, we are paving the way for more U.S. natural gas exports to bring energy security and prosperity to our allies around the world.”Last November, all the four LNG export projects in Texas were granted authorisation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for their siting, construction, and operation.Under the FERC approval, the Annova LNG Brownsville Project will export up to six million metric tons per year of LNG, while the Texas LNG Brownsville Project will export nearly four million metric tons per year of LNG.The Rio Grande LNG Terminal and the associated Rio Bravo Pipeline Project will export 27 million metric tons per year, while the Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility, through its stage III project, has been approved by the FERC to export an additional 11.45 million metric tons per year of LNG.All the four midstream projects, including the Rio Bravo Pipeline Project, are expected to generate more than 5,000 jobs during peak construction, while representing a combined infrastructure investment of over $15bn, said the DOE. The LNG export projects in Texas approved for non-FTA exports are Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG, and Corpus Christi LNG’s Stage III last_img read more

Ozzy Osbourne Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates Following Serious Injury

first_imgOzzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates due to complications from a fall he suffered in February that required surgery. He was also recently hospitalized due to complications from the flu. He will remain under doctor’s care in Los Angeles as he recovers.As Ozzy notes in the postponement announcement, “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”The Prince of Darkness’ shows will be rescheduled beginning in February 2020 and concert-goers are being asked to hold onto their original tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Because some of the 2019 dates were festival appearances, not all will be rescheduled. The Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl show will be rescheduled in July 2020, exact date TBA. The 2020 UK and European dates will be announced in the coming weeks.You can view a list of Ozzy Osbourne’s new North American dates below. For more information, head to Ozzy’s website.Ozzy Osbourne 2020 Tour Dates (Rescheduled From 2019)Wed 5/27 Atlanta, GA State Farm ArenaFri 5/29 Sunrise, FL BB&T CenterSun 5/31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit UnionTue 6/2 Charlotte, NC PNC PavilionThu 6/4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend AmphitheaterSat 6/6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park StadiumThu 6/11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank PavilionSat 6/13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront PavilionTue 6/16 Montreal, QC Bell CentreThu 6/18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario CentreSat 6/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun ArenaMon 6/22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ArenaWed 6/24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino AmphitheaterFri 6/26 Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterSun 6/28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo ArenaWed 7/1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–SummerfestFri 7/3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterTue 7/7 Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceThu 7/9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers ArenaSat 7/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma DomeWed 7/15 Portland, OR Moda CenterFri 7/17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterThu 7/23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin PavilionSat 7/25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreWed 7/29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union AmphitheatreFri 7/31 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden ArenaTBA July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlView Rescheduled Tour Dateslast_img read more

40% prevention rate for colorectal cancers

first_imgAccording to a large, long-term study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 40 percent of all colorectal cancers might be prevented if people underwent regular colonoscopy screening. The new research also supports existing guidelines that recommend that people with an average risk of colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years.The new study helps address previous uncertainty about the effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality — particularly among people with cancer that originates in the proximal, or upper, part of the colon.
The study will appear in the Sept. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the nation.“Colonoscopy is the most commonly used screening test in the U.S., but there was insufficient evidence on how much it reduces the risk of proximal colon cancer and how often people should undergo the procedure,” said Shuji Ogino, co-senior author and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH. “Our study provides strong evidence that colonoscopy is an effective technique for preventing cancers of both distal and proximal regions of the colorectum, while sigmoidoscopy alone is insufficient for preventing proximal cancer.”According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 137,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2009, and nearly 52,000 died that year from the disease. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the nation. The researchers analyzed data from 88,902 participants in two long-term studies: the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Based on data from questionnaires that participants filled out every two years between 1988 and 2008, the researchers obtained information on colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy procedures. They documented 1,815 cases of colorectal cancer and 474 deaths from the disease.They found that both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, which screens for tumors in the distal, or lower, part of the colorectum, were associated with decreased risk of either getting colorectal cancer or dying from it. Only colonoscopy decreased the risk for cancers originating in the proximal colon, but not to the degree of its protective effect against distal colorectal cancers. The researchers suggested that colonoscopy’s smaller effect in reducing risk for tumors in the proximal colon might be due in part to molecular or biological differences in those cancers.Other findings include:• The researchers estimated that if all participants in the study had undergone colonoscopies, 40 percent of colorectal cancers — including 61 percent of distal cancers and 22 percent of proximal cancers — would have been prevented.• Sigmoidoscopy alone is likely insufficient for reducing the incidence or death risk of colorectal cancer that originates in the upper colon.• People who get a clean bill of health after a colonoscopy have a significantly reduced risk of colorectal cancer for up to 15 years after the procedure, although the data support repeat screening at shorter intervals among individuals with a personal history of adenoma — a benign tumor of glandular origin that can become malignant over time — or a family history of colorectal cancer.• Colorectal cancers diagnosed within five years of a colonoscopy had different molecular characteristics compared with cancers diagnosed more than five years after a colonoscopy, and they may be difficult to detect or completely remove.“Each year, more than 1.2 million people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer worldwide. Our findings could help improve and strengthen the current guidelines for colorectal cancer screening,” said Reiko Nishihara, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.Support for the study came from the National Institutes of Health, the Bennett Family Foundation, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation through the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.last_img read more

17-Year-Old Noah Altshuler Will Pen Tom Sawyer Stage Adaptation

first_img The play will primarily lift elements from the popular 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but it will also draw inspiration from Twain’s other works about the beloved southern boy along the Mississippi, including Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective. Altshuler’s work primarily focuses on gender roles in adolescence. In 2014, he was the youngest playwright featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his play Making the Move. His upcoming sequel to the piece, Last Call for Providence, will premiere there later this year. View Commentscenter_img Tom Sawyer could be heading to Broadway, but not in a Big River revival. Noah Altshuler, a 17-year-old high school senior from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been tapped to pen a stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The work will be commissioned by Hartford, Connecticut’s Mark Twain House & Museum, where Altshuler serves as Playwright-in-Residence. Though the new play reportedly has its eyes set on the Great White Way, no official plans for a Broadway bow have been announced.last_img read more

Spain’s Iberdrola moving forward with hybrid 320MW solar, wind project in South Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A 320MW hybrid wind and solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia will begin construction in June after its new owner, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, gave final approval for what will be its first investment in Australia.The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Hub has been developed by DP Energy, and has taken various forms over the last couple of years. The first stage, now comprising 210MW of wind capacity and 110MW of solar capacity, has been sold to Iberdrola, while DP Energy retains ownership of a proposed second stage featuring more solar PV and a big battery.Iberdrola has taken the decision to fund the $500 million balance sheet from its own resources, and there is no bank finance involved at this stage. Nor is there an off-take agreement. Iberdrola is big enough to take on the merchant risk itself, but discussions are likely to be held with various off-takers.The project adds to the slew of new developments in Port Augusta, once home to the state’s two highly polluting coal power stations. The 212MW Lincoln Gap wind farm is already operating, and nearly complete, and will feature a 10MW/10MWh big battery, and the Bungala solar farm is also operating, although Enel Green Power’s Bungala’s second stage has hit technical hurdles that have limited its output.The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Hub will result in a significant increase in the share of wind and solar in the state’s grid, and has been welcomed by the Liberal state government, which aims to reach “net 100 per cent renewables” by around 2030, and will likely do so well before then.Iberdrola’s Country Manager Fernando Santamaria said securing the company’s first project in Australia was an important milestone. “A 320MW hybrid wind and solar project is of great significance to our team and we look forward to working with local communities in South Australia throughout the lifetime of the project,” Santamaria said in a statement.[Giles Parkinson]More: South Australia’s biggest wind solar hybrid project gets financial green light Spain’s Iberdrola moving forward with hybrid 320MW solar, wind project in South Australialast_img read more