Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
I think the key to being a successful investor is a willingness to adapt and change your mind.It’s no secret that I have always struggled to get on board with Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). In the past, the bank suffered from a few misfortunes, and its stock price was rocked by Brexit worries.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now things have settled a bit, I thought it would be a good time to re-evaluate the share.The pastLast year, the Lloyds share price suffered heavily due to complaints regarding the alleged misselling of PPI. 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Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Sep 3, 2015 Rector Tampa, FL [Lambeth Palace press release] In a statement on the ongoing migrant crisis facing Europe and the Middle East, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said today:“This is a hugely complex and wicked crisis that underlines our human frailty and the fragility of our political systems. My heart is broken by the images and stories of men, women and children who have risked their lives to escape conflict, violence and persecution.“There are no easy answers and my prayers are with those who find themselves fleeing persecution, as well as those who are struggling under immense pressure to develop an effective and equitable response. Now, perhaps more than ever in post-war Europe, we need to commit to joint action across Europe, acknowledging our common responsibility and our common humanity.“As Christians we believe we are called to break down barriers, to welcome the stranger and love them as ourselves (Leviticus 19:34), and to seek the peace and justice of our God, in our world, today.“With winter fast approaching and with the tragic civil war in Syria spiralling further out of control, we must all be aware that the situation could yet worsen significantly. I am encouraged by the positive role that churches, charities and international agencies are already playing, across Europe and in Syria and the surrounding areas, to meet basic humanitarian needs. These efforts may feel trivial in the face of the challenge, but if we all play our part this is a crisis that we can resolve.“We need a holistic response to this crisis that meets immediate humanitarian need while tackling its underlying drivers. I commend the UK Government for its strong commitment to the world’s poorest people through the delivery of the aid budget. It has shown global leadership by providing £900 million since 2012 to the crisis in Syria. It has also shown moral leadership in using Royal Navy ships to save the lives of hundreds who have tried to make the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean.“I hold in my heart particularly those who are most vulnerable in conflict, and those who we have a special duty to protect. The Government has rightly sought to provide sanctuary to unaccompanied children, women and those who have been victims of, or are at risk of, sexual violence. I welcome this, while urging a renewed commitment to taking in the most vulnerable.“The Church has always been a place of sanctuary for those in need, and Churches in the UK and across Europe have been meeting the need they are presented with. I reaffirm our commitment to the principle of sanctuary for those who require our help and love. The people of these islands have a long and wonderful history of offering shelter and refuge, going back centuries – whether it be Huguenot Christians, Jewish refugees, Ugandan Asians, Vietnamese boat people or many, many more.“It has always been controversial at the time it happened, always been seen as too difficult. Yet each time we have risen to the challenge and our country has been blessed by the result.“We cannot turn our backs on this crisis. We must respond with compassion. But we must also not be naïve in claiming to have the answers to end it. It requires a pan-European response – which means a commitment to serious-minded diplomatic and political debate, but not at the expense of practical action that meets the immediate needs of those most in need of our help.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments (2) September 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm Your Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury,It is time for you to become more vocal regarding the plight of refugees. In the newspapers, on television, etc, etc. We welcomed your support of the homeless at St.Paul’s Cathedral but in this situation, the public have heard nothing from you. The Country desparately needs your guidance.I am not a Christian in the conventional sense, but understand that Christ said “Am I my Brother’s keeper?” I would say that the answer is a resounding YES!Yours in hope,Carol Henrys Rector Pittsburgh, PA Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET September 5, 2015 at 10:17 am Remember the Bible says – Be kind to the stranger within your gates – for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Archbishop of Canterbury statement on the migrant crisis Carol Henrys says: Refugees Migration & Resettlement Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop of Canterbury, Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered2018 Back to School Fair: New year, new backpack, new partnershipWhy toxic algae blooms like Florida’s are so dangerous to people and wildlifeApopka firefighters battle commercial blaze, heat wave on 13th StreetIn her own words: An intern’s summer experiences at Apopka City Hall You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleBack to school safety tips from the Apopka Police DepartmentNext articleApopka residents: Keep Calm and stop at red lights Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Flavia Menezes Save this picture!© João Paulo Oliveira+ 36Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bretton Revestimentos, Claudete Guitar – Ceramica de Atelie e Arte, GM dos Santos, LP Brasil, Marianne Ramos Paisagismo, Omnitrade Brasil, Rewood, Trimble Navigation, reka iluminacao Brazil Area: 2551 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957144/porta-amarela-house-flavia-menezes-arquitetura-e-interiores Clipboard Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Brazil Photographs 2020 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957144/porta-amarela-house-flavia-menezes-arquitetura-e-interiores Clipboard Photographs: João Paulo Oliveira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Porta Amarela House / Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e InterioresSave this projectSavePorta Amarela House / Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores “COPY” Porta Amarela House / Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores “COPY” Project Team:Flavia MenezesClients:Flávia e Teo RondonCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraText description provided by the architects. The Casa da Porta Amarela is a single-family home designed for a couple, their future children and entertaining friends and family. The young residents, who always connected with nature, acquired the regular land of 531 square meters and longed for a modern, cozy home that could be built quickly and still be environmentally sustainable. Thus came the concept of the house, in which the spaces are blended with each other and always connected.Save this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraThe idea of the house was to be an “L” design, facing the front of the land, optimizing the entrance of light by facing north, where it could be fully opened, integrating the garden and swimming pool to the living, TV room and gourmet kitchen. The sleeping area was divided into 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the upper floor, all with their own en-suites and of similar dimensions. The residents excluded the need for a master suite, thus having all the bedrooms and bathrooms the same measurements and finishes.Save this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraWith three levels of roof with only 2% slope, a double height ceiling with the staircase connected to a walkway for access to the upper bedrooms and through it you can contemplate a beautiful view of the mountain.Save this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraSave this picture!Section A and BSave this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraThe house was built with concrete foundation and slab, ground floor walls with ceramic blocks and the upper floor with wood, cement board and drywall. The roof structure was built with pre fabriacatied glue laminated timber beams covered with PVC corrugated roofing and insulated with Rockboard® insulation.Save this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraAmidst the vegetation of native trees, the project from Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores embraces the surroundings. With an open concept, its composition brings nature into the house, eliminates the boundaries between interior and exterior, colors, materials, textures and transparencies enable the total communication of the house bringing the pleasant feeling of warmth and coziness.Save this picture!© João Paulo OliveiraProject gallerySee allShow lessDragomir Winery Estate / Todor Obreshkov + ZOOM studioSelected ProjectsBrick All Over House / WORK SPACE Architekten + Pf architektenSelected Projects Share Year: CopyAbout this officeFlávia Menezes Arquitetura e InterioresOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on April 01, 2021Cite: “Porta Amarela House / Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores” [Casa Da Porta Amarela / Flávia Menezes Arquitetura e Interiores] 01 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Oscar López RiveraAfter 36 years in U.S. federal prisons for his role in the Puerto Rican independence struggle, hero Oscar López Rivera was welcomed by his enthusiastic and loving supporters in the California Bay Area on May 31. He spoke first to an informal reception and then to a packed house of about 500 people at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.López Rivera denounced the Board of Fiscal Control, imposed by the U.S. Congress, and the privatization measures it seeks to apply in Puerto Rico to pay off the island’s illegitimate debt of more than $70 billion. He told supporters that he plans to concentrate on building a foundation whose purpose is to achieve unity — the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertad.The exciting event was sponsored by the National Human Rights Network, the National Lawyers Guild and the Welcome Oscar to the Bay Area Committee. It was endorsed by about 50 organizations, including the Anti Police-Terror Project and Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission told Internet Service Providers on 5 June to restore access to Facebook following the social-networking website’s agreement to withdraw cartoons of Mohammed as well as cartoons of certain Bangladeshi politicians that were considered offensive. Facebook had been blocked since 29 May, one day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, Dhaka, to demand that the site be banned because of a Mohammed cartoon competition (http://en.rsf.org/bangladesh-facebook-access-restored-in-31-05-2010,37627.html).When announcing that Facebook was being blocked, the authorities had stressed that it was just a temporary measure.——————————————————————————–Facebook access restored in Pakistan, but now blocked in Bangladesh31/05/2010A Lahore high court judge today ordered the lifting of the blocking of Facebook that has been in place in Pakistan since 19 May because of a “Draw Mohammed Day” competition urging people to submit cartoons of the Prophet. Reporters Without Borders is able to confim Facebook is accessible again. The judge nonetheless asked the government to establish a system that would enable more selective blocking of access to websites or pages deemed to be blasphemous.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the end of Facebook’s blocking in Pakistan but is concerned about the continuation of lawsuits against the social-networking site and the possible creation of an Internet filtering system that could undermine free expression in the name of combating blasphemy. Lahore high court judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry ruled that the authorities could restore access to Facebook after senior government officials gave assurances that that the blasphemy issue had been taken up with the website’s management and US government officials.BBC reporter Ibadul Haq told Reporters Without Borders: “Deputy attorney-general Naveed Inayat Malik and Mudassir Hussain, the head of wireless telecommunication at the ministry of information technology, told the court that officials had taken up the blasphemy issue with Facebook’s management and Richard Holbrooke (the US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan).”The officials explained to the court that Facebook’s management had been told that the website should respect the court orders as blasphemous content was a “crime” in Pakistan. The cartoon competition has meanwhile disappeared from Facebook, apparently on the initiative of the person who posted it.Representatives of the Islamic Lawyers Movement had been pressing for a permanent ban on Facebook in Pakistan. The judge ruled that this was not necessary but told them that if blasphemous content continued to appear on Facebook, they could file a contempt of court case against the authorities. A lawyer, Azhar Siddiq, filed an application asking the court to direct the police to investigate Facebook for violating article 295-c of the blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty. The judge said he would hear the application on 15 June. Siddiq told the court that the Pakistan government should also refer the blasphemy case against Facebook to the International Court of Justice and the United Nations.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the spread of this kind of censorship to nearby countries. “After Pakistan, it is now Bangladesh’s turn to make Facebook inaccessible, for religious and political reasons” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Bangladeshi authorities to reverse this decision and to unblock access to Facebook without delay.”Access to Facebook has been blocked in Bangladesh since 29 May, reportedly as a result of both the posting of Mohammed cartoons and “shocking” satirical images of prominent politicians, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the opposition leader and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president. Officials said the blocking was just a temporary measure, until Internet Service Providers had managed to render the “offensive” content inaccessible. to go further Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention February 22, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to Facebook restored in Bangladesh BangladeshAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News News May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en News Follow the news on Bangladesh The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said Facebook had offended the religious feelings of the population’s Muslim majority. Mahbub Alam Rodin, a young man who had allegedly posted the satirical images, was arrested for insulting the country’s leaders.According to Bangladesh Association of Internet Service Providers, around one million people in Bangladesh use Facebook. Receive email alerts
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Previous articleLimerick people put best foot forward for GOALNext articleMusic Review of the Year: The Class of 2014 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Print NewsCrime & CourtAdvice for guarding against business fraud this ChristmasBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2014 666 Email An Garda Síochána are warning members of the public and businesses to be vigilant due to reports from a number of banking customers who have fallen prey to frauds that involve various forms of information extraction from a person.The advice comes as two main forms of fraud have come to light while many embark upon the festive season.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 1. Phone Fraud Scam• The fraudster uses an invented scenario to engage a targeted victim in a manner that increases the chance the victim will divulge information or perform actions that would be unlikely in ordinary circumstances.• During the course of a phone call or series of calls, the perpetrators obtain enough information to take control of the victim’s bank account including full details of the online banking passwords following which fraudulent high value payments are made.2. Hacked Email Accounts• Personal email accounts of some customers (particularly company directors and individuals of high net worth) are being compromised, in many cases as a result of the individual responding to a Phishing e-mail.• Having gained unlawful access to the company director’s e-mail account, the hacker will familiarise themselves with the email correspondence therein.• The hacker will then issue e-mails from this account, posing as the company director, providing an excuse as to why all contact with him must be by email (“I’m boarding a plane and will be out of reach”)• The hacker may then either:(A) Contact the bank purporting to be the company director, and instruct that a payment be made to a fraudulent beneficiary account, or(B) Contact a colleague in the company’s finance department (e.g. financial controller, or some such person) instructing the issuance of a high value payment to a fraudulent beneficiary. In this latter situation, the bank will have been given a legitimate payment instruction by the finance department.AdviceThe Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation in conjunction with the Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland, offers the following advice to prevent these types of crimes.• Always ensure your Anti-virus software is up to date and capable of scanning for malware, and all known virsuses, trojan horses etc.• All inbound calls/e-mails that seek any kind of sensitive information or make payment instructions should be treated as potentially suspect.• Where a staff member receives payment instructions via e-mail, then enhanced checking procedures should be implemented at all time• Ensure that all calls/e-mails from strangers (who are seeking potentially sensitive information, of any kind) are handled with appropriate cautionIf you feel you have been the victim of fraud, it should, in the first instance, be reported to your local Garda station.