Air Mauritius Ltd ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgAir Mauritius Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tony Hanks leaves Wasps

first_imgHIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Wasps forwards get ready to scrum during the AVIVA Premiership match between London Wasps v Gloucester Rugby at Adams Park on February 13, 2011 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Getty Images for QBE) Changing of the guard: Shaun Edwards is taking over from Tony Hanks this weekendTONY HANKS is stepping down as London Wasps director of rugby with immediate effect.Head coach Shaun Edwards will take charge of the squad for Saturday’s game against Leicester and Wasps are starting to recruit for a replacement to fill the director of rugby position immediately.The decision has been made by mutual consent and Wasps chief executive Chris Thomas said: “Results have not gone as we would have liked this season and we have been disappointed with recent performances.“Tony has been equally disappointed with how things are going on the pitch as he has always been wholeheartedly committed to the club with a strong desire to see it succeed. Both parties believe that the time is right for change to give the squad a fresh start and the club is now looking forward.” TAGS: Wasps LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Wasps lost 10-9 to Gloucester at the weekendNew Zealander Hanks, who took charge of Wasps at the start of the 2009-10 season, added: “I’m naturally disappointed to be leaving the club, and this has been a really tough decision to come to.“In my time here over many years I have developed a very strong bond with the players and staff and I want to thank them for their hard work and commitment. I have huge respect for London Wasps and I wish everyone the best. I am confident there is a special group of players coming through and that the club will be successful in the future.” As for the future, Thomas said: “Our focus now is on recruiting someone who can take the club forward and put us in the best position to challenge for honours. Tony’s successor will inherit an ambitious squad that we will strengthen in the coming months and with eight more Premiership games to go, our aim as a minimum is to secure our place in next year’s Heineken Cup and continue to fight for a place in the playoffs. This club has a proud history of success and our ambition is as strong as ever.“On behalf of London Wasps I have thanked Tony for his work and dedication and I wish him the very best in the future.”last_img read more

Charity marketing agency gets make-over

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Ireland Howard Lake | 3 April 2006 | News  45 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity marketing agency gets make-over AMA Charity Services, the Northern Ireland based direct marketing agency, has revealed a new image and updated website. AMA Charity Services deliver professional fundraising solutions through a range of integrated services to some of the biggest charities in the UK and Ireland.Established in 1996 as a division of Anderson Manning Associates, AMA has become one of the leading full service direct marketing agencies dedicated to the not-for-profit sector, specialising in outsourced process management across multi-site contact centres and fulfilment houses.Stephen Rooney, Marketing Manager said: “As a supplier, it’s important that our clients, both existing and potential, can draw upon a great bank of experience and knowledge, and also that it is available in tailored packages, all under one roof. The rebrand and updated website will clearly demonstrate this as the information will become more at their fingertips, and more accessible than ever.”last_img read more

Nisa raises record amount for charity

first_imgNisa raises record amount for charity About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: corporate fundraising Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity donated its biggest ever amount to charity last quarter.Between January and April there were a total of 363 donations made through the charity to 298 causes, totalling just under £300,000.The charity raises funds in Nisa member stores through the sale of items from Nisa’s own-label Heritage range and a selection of branded products, which carry charitable donations from the suppliers. Money raised goes into a virtual fund for the store to donate to a local charity or good cause within a 10-mile radius. There are currently more than 2,300 retailers participating in the scheme.(L-R): Kate Carroll, MADL charity manager and Kirsty Walker, MADL donations assistant.Since May 2008, it has donated over £5 million in total. Last year saw it donate just under £1 million, and make its largest single donation to date: £100,000 to When You Wish Upon a Star, which grants the wishes of children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.Kate Carroll, charity manager for Making a Difference Locally said:“MADL offers a real opportunity for our members to build strong, positive relationships with their local communities and it is encouraging to see that so many of our retailers are utilising the charity to truly make a difference to these communities.”  167 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 21 April 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Farm Bill May Face Uphill Battle in House

first_img The road to farm bill passage in the Senate was surprisingly relatively smooth. The path in the House will likely prove a bit more challenging. House Republicans are complaining the Senate bill favors Midwestern crops. Southern lawmakers say the bill’s crop insurance and risk management programs aren’t as helpful to rice and peanut growers. They are also asking for deeper cuts to the food stamp and crop insurance programs. House Ag Chair Frank Lucas has promised the House version of the farm bill will cut at least 33-billion dollars from the federal deficit – which is 10-billion more than the Senate-passed measure. He says those cuts will come equally from food stamps and commodity programs. On the other side of the aisle – The Washington Times reports Democrats don’t want safety net programs cut in the face of unemployment.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Farm Bill May Face Uphill Battle in House By Andy Eubank – Jun 27, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill May Face Uphill Battle in House Previous articleMarket Wrap Up 6/27/2012 with Gary WilhelmiNext articleHouse Committee to Finish Work on EPA/Interior Bill Thursday Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Kroger warns customers of potential data breach

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By mcsquishee [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Customers who shop at Kroger may be victims of a data breach.The grocery store chain released the following statement on its website:Kroger has confirmed that it was impacted by the data security incident affecting Accellion, Inc. Accellion’s services were used by Kroger, as well as many other companies, for third-party secure file transfers. Accellion notified Kroger that an unauthorized person gained access to certain Kroger files by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion’s file transfer service.Here are the facts as we understand them: The incident was isolated to Accellion’s services and did not affect Kroger’s IT systems or any grocery store systems or data. No credit or debit card (including digital wallet) information or customer account passwords were affected by this incident. After being informed of the incident’s effect on January 23, 2021, Kroger discontinued the use of Accellion’s services, reported the incident to federal law enforcement, and initiated its own forensic investigation to review the potential scope and impact of the incident.Kroger has no indication of fraud or misuse of personal information as a result of this incident. However, Kroger is directly notifying potentially impacted customers and associates through mail notices and offering free comprehensive credit monitoring to those individuals out of an abundance of caution.We have included below additional information about Accellion’s incident and the impact on Kroger customers and associates, as well as the steps we are taking to assist potentially impacted individuals. If you have additional questions about the incident, we encourage you to call our dedicated call center at 1 (855) 558-2999 between 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM PT (Monday through Friday) and 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT (Saturday and Sunday). Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Kroger warns customers of potential data breach By 95.3 MNC – February 22, 2021 0 199 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLawmakers pushing to have Indiana middle schoolers take civics courseNext articleCountry music star Morgan Wallen concert at LaPorte County Fair canceled 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Gartner Recognizes EMC as a Leader in the 2016 Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant

first_imgThe north star of our innovation continues to be “Data Protection Everywhere.” We pride ourselves on providing customers with best-of-breed data protection solutions where they need it and how they want it. Customers are utilizing a wide variety of consumption models, from on-premise traditional infrastructures to virtualized environments, including hybrid and public clouds. Protection and availability of this data is dictated by the required service levels for recoverability. EMC proudly covers all consumption models and protects data across the continuum of availability requirements with a portfolio of offerings that is both broad and deep. We credit our long-standing success to the belief that one size does not fit all in terms of data protection solutions.At EMC we are constantly innovating to stay ahead of the continuous shifts in data protection challenges faced by our customers. The fact is that most of our customers are currently living in two worlds—the first being traditional IT centric, and the second with their eye on a more modern approach. With that, their mindset and needs are evolving. We address the need for protection for the modern data center by continuing to deliver new ways to reduce cost and complexity enabling organizations to accelerate their IT transformation.With established data protection solutions such as the EMC Data Protection Suite Family, we ensure our customers meet their current business needs to protect their data, while also taking advantage of new approaches with technologies required to transform for the future. EMC bridges the gap between the two worlds with offerings such as ProtectPoint, as well as the recently announced Enterprise Copy Data Management and VCE Data Protection Appliance. These solutions were created to meet the evolving needs of our customers in today’s world, enabling greater levels of agility, management, and simplicity.Gartner’s continued positioning of EMC as a leader in this category we believe validates that we are consistent in continuing to provide our customers with innovative data protection solutions built for the modern data center. Learn more about EMC’s Data Protection portfolio by visiting out the full report here. EMC has maintained its leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software for the 17th consecutive year– a triumph no other vendor in the IT industry has achieved. We believe, with this recognition, EMC’s consistent commitment to enabling customers with industry-leading data protection offerings they can trust rings loud and clear. With products like the Data Protection Suite and ProtectPoint, EMC continues to lead customers through their data protection transformation.last_img read more

Graduating seniors look to explore call to religious vocations

first_imgAfter a long discernment process, several graduating seniors will explore the call to religious vocations after their time at Notre Dame.  Fr. Jim Gallagher, director of the Office of Vocations, said some students will enter the Congregation of Holy Cross, while others will join diocesan seminaries in their hometowns or different religious communities.  “The call isn’t ever going to be a solid sense of ‘Yes, this what I’m going to do for the rest of my life,’” Gallagher said. “It’s more a sense of, ‘I think there’s something there, and I want to go and give at least a year or so to figuring it out.’” Senior Chris Brennan said he has been discerning whether God is calling him to the priesthood since high school, prompting him to join Old College his freshman year.  Brennan said his time in Old College cemented his desire to become a Holy Cross priest. “It’s the community, the community support and the familial bonds that you make,” he said. “My best friends are in Holy Cross, and we’re as close as brothers.” Living in Old College while still being a normal Notre Dame student helped in the discernment process, Brennan said. “Being able to have the structured prayer life in college while still taking classes with other students was a great balance,” he said.   Brennan, who lived in Moreau Seminary his senior year, said he will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for his novitiate year in the fall. “I’m looking forward to growing in my spiritual life but also growing in self-knowledge and humility,” he said. “To have that time to be on a mountain and hike and be in the beauty of nature is a very unique opportunity. It’s a gift.” Although Brennan said he is excited to pursue religious life, he is nervous about being asked to give spiritual advice. “It’s scary … [to face] your own unworthiness,” he said. “You’re going to be telling people to do something that you yourself struggle with, and constantly being aware of your own sinfulness while still having to try to help others through that, even though you may know that they’re holier and better people than you are yourself.” Despite his anxieties, Brennan said he is confident in pursuing a religious vocation. “I look forward to being happy, being hopefully a joyful priest that inspires other people to love Christ,” he said.  Senior Laura Thelen said she is returning to her hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., to enter a semi-cloistered Dominican convent. As a biochemistry major, Thelen said she wrestled with the decision to go to medical school or become a nun. “I did the whole MCAT thing and almost applied to medical school,” Thelen said. “I decided I just didn’t feel confident enough about that … Deep inside, I don’t know how to explain it, but I really feel like God wanted me to explore [religious life]. Not that I think I’ll be there forever, but that this is where I think He wants me to be for next year.” Thelen said the Dominican community she is joining is young and active, and most of the nuns teach high school. “My community is really young and really fun and really crazy,” she said. “They play sports all the time … and they were on ‘Oprah.’”  Joining the convent will be a formative experience, Thelen said. “I’m really excited to get deeper into prayer,” she said. “I really want to do what I feel called to. … There’s something that keeps pulling my heart onward.” Thelen said she is most nervous to be separated from her family and friends. “It’s scary to lose family and friends. I’ll still see them, of course, but a lot less,” she said. “It’s scary being separated from the real world.” Gallagher said he advises those seniors entering religious life not to expect to discern their calling quickly. “My advice is not to get too wrapped up in figuring out too quickly if this is what they’re supposed to be doing,” Gallagher said, “Enter into the year and let the rhythm of religious life help them develop their sense of self, their relationship with the Lord, and through that they’ll gain a better sense of whether this is something that they’re called to do.”last_img read more

Tailgating food rules

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaFootball season means tailgate party time. But poor food safety can leave fans sick in the stands regardless of who wins the game. “Grocery stores and restaurants are now making it easy to tailgate with a variety of foods that make your menu planning a breeze,” said Elizabeth Andress, a food safety specialist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. But even if someone else prepares the food, she said, plan a good defense and follow a few rules to keep it safe. “If eating hot take-out food, either eat it within two hours of purchase or keep it hot, above 140 degrees Fahrenheit,” Andress said. “Otherwise, plan ahead and use your home refrigerator to chill it down, and then keep it in a cooler below 40 F.”Always keep cold foods like potato salad, coleslaw, bean salads, pasta salads, cheese spreads and chip dips refrigerated. “Keep them refrigerated or in an iced cooler,” Andress said, “as soon as they’re purchased.”Serve them sitting in ice in a large dish or pan and keep them covered as much as possible. If you can’t do that, put them back in the cooler within two hours. “Perishable cooked food such as luncheon meat must be kept cold, too,” she said.When the weather turns colder, you may want foods like soup, chili and hot stew. Look for containers that can keep hot foods hot for many hours.”Fill the container with boiling water, let it stand for a few minutes, empty it and then put in piping-hot food,” Andress said. “Keep the insulated container closed to keep the food hot (140 F or above) for several hours.”Unless you know the food was kept clean and cold during the game, don’t eat it. You could get sidelined with foodborne illness after the game.If you plan to keep food for after the game or to take home, you might need an extra cooler filled with fresh ice for leftovers. Look for coolers that can keep ice for days, even in hot weather.”Remember, you don’t know the history of how your take-out food was prepared or held until you picked it up,” Andress said. “Be extra careful with the food safety rules once it’s in your care.”Bacteria multiply fast between 40 F and 140 F, or what is called the “danger zone,” she said.”Never leave food in the danger zone more than two hours,” she said, “or one hour when the outside temperature is above 90 F.”Year-round food safety tips: * Keep it clean. Only use clean serving plates and utensils. If you plan to party after the game, too, bring enough plates and utensils to use new ones. * Find out if there is a source of drinking water at the site. If not, bring water for cleaning. Pack clean, wet, disposable cloths or towelettes and paper towels for cleaning hands and surfaces.* Separate. Keep foods well packaged to avoid cross-contamination. If you take ready-to-eat salads or vegetables from the store, keep them separate from any raw meat or poultry you plan to cook at the tailgate.* Eat well-cooked meats, and keep hot foods hot. Chicken pieces or wings, barbecue or hamburgers need to be cooked thoroughly, or don’t eat them. Don’t eat pink meat and poultry that looks undercooked, even if you’ve paid money for it.(April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Cup Plant

first_imgWhen it comes to backyard wildlife, the cup plant does it all. To me, it is like the flag-bearing perennial for bees, butterflies and birds. It is a stalwart and is native in 34 states, from Louisiana, north to Canada and sweeping across all states east.Its size makes it seem like it is the composite, or aster, that ate New York. It is big, bold and wonderful, and this is the time of the year it shines the most.If you are interested in the cup plant but unfamiliar with the flower, it is known botanically as “Silphium perfoliatum” and, as I alluded above, is cold hardy from zones 3 through 9. It can grow tall — 4 to 10 feet — and colonize, so it is a plant for the back of the border. Here at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, ours are around 7 feet.Although it may be hard to imagine that they can dwarf a brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba or Brazilan sage (Salvia guaranitica) are both considered large plants and terrific partners for the cup plant. Within close proximity, the pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum), Java glory bower (Clerodendrum speciosissimum) and baby lace (Hydrangea paniculata) all do their part to bring in hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.Why is this called the “cup plant”? As the plant grows, it develops large, square stems that give the impression that they are piercing the center of the large leaves. There are actually two leaves without petioles that are attached to the stem, forming a perfect cup with which to collect rainwater. Small birds, like finches, take advantage of this natural reservoir of water. These same birds also feed on the seeds as they mature and disperse.The blooms will eventually be covered in what may best be described as a “pollinating frenzy.” Every kind of bee, including honeybees by the hundreds, bumblebees and more, like wasps, are there doing their thing. On a recent morning visit to the Coastal Botanical Garden, I saw eastern tiger swallowtails, long-tailed skippers, fiery skippers and yellow sulphur butterflies. It was like a park for pollinators. Though I didn’t see any, everyone reports hummingbirds on the plants as well.The nature lover will find the cup plant to be one of the most thrilling plants to incorporate into the landscape. Get a chair, a pair of binoculars and a camera, and you will be ready for a day of journaling.Gardeners may need to adjust before planting. First, they must be ready to incorporate such a tall aster family member into the back of the border. Then, they must accept a colonizing racehorse of a plant, so to speak. Not only will gardeners have rhizomes spreading, but they will have reseeding. In other words, there will be some maintenance required to confine the plant to the space allotted.Native plant nurseries sell the plants, and if we can buy them, so can you. They are also easy to start from seeds. Sow unstratified seeds in the fall or stratified seeds in the spring. If using stratification, give seeds a three-month cold, moist treatment in the refrigerator. Putting moist, coarse sand and seeds in a plastic bag is a good method. Then, choose a sunny location with good soil moisture.Since this plant will be the backbone of your wildlife habitat or pollinator garden, choose companions that are not only beautiful but will incorporate the cup plants. I mentioned salvias and brown-eyed Susans, but Joe-Pye weeds, milkweeds and ironweeds native to your region would partner with cup plants well. Other favorites could be anise hyssops like ‘Blue Fortune,’ ‘Blue Boa’ and ‘Black Adder.’ They would give that complementary sizzle of opposite colors. Lastly, use the cup plant to create mystery in the garden by blocking a view and forming an area of transition.The cup plant does it all for wildlife and pollinators, all the while showing dazzling 3.5-inch yellow blossoms. You have to agree that it is pretty doggone special.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at read more