Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.
Great British Tech Appeal opens to businesses 606 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 605 total views, 2 views today The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s in May, is now looking for businesses to donate unwanted smartphones and tablets to those in need.From today (30 June), any business can donate five or more unwanted smartphones and tablets for redistribution to disadvantaged children, families and the charity workers who support them. As announced in May when the appeal launched, Vodafone will cover the cost of collections, repackaging and redistribution and will provide six months free connectivity for every device. In addition to providing devices to Barnardo’s, the Appeal is also supporting the British Red Cross and domestic abuse charity SafeLives. The Great British Tech Appeal is open for donations until the end of July 2020. Businesses are asked to email [email protected] with a contact name, collection address and date, phone number and number, size and weight of the boxes to collect. A courier will then get in touch and arrange collection.Huawei and the Post Office have already joined in, with Huawei donating 1,000 Y6 smartphones and the Post Office 75 tablets.Every device received via The Great British Tech Appeal will be data wiped, re-boxed with a cable and charger and redistributed. Recipients of a device will receive unlimited connectivity for six months, after which they can choose to stay with Vodafone as a customer or join another network.Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said: “The Coronavirus crisis has left many children across the UK living in ‘digital poverty’ without access to online education or the chance to speak to a support worker. The Great British Tech Appeal will make a huge difference to families who don’t have smartphones at home. I would urge companies as well as individuals to donate any devices they no longer need to help Barnardo’s get technology and connectivity into the hands of the vulnerable children and families who need it most.” Tagged with: Donated goods Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Advertisement 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 30 June 2020 | News
Help by sharing this information PHOTO: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes On April 19th, three defenders of press freedom, 27-year-old Cai Wei, 30-year-old Tang, and 27-year-old Chen Mei, were arrested for reposting on the open-source platform GitHub news articles and interviews, including some related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trio were involved in Terminus2049, a crowd-source online project started in 2018, which aims at overcoming the regime’s censorship by preserving censored news content.Cai Wei and Tang, graduates of Tsinghua and Beijing Universities respectively, and Chen Mei, who obtained a degree from South China Agricultural University, are being kept under “residential surveillance in a designated location (RSDL)”, a term that refers to China’s “black prisons”, under the vague accusation of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. “Helping the public access censored information that could be potentially life-saving is not a crime,” said Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia bureau head, who urged the Chinese regime to “immediately set them free.”Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Chinese authorities have been doing everything they can to impose their narrative on the coronavirus, including blocking the circulation of information in China, denigrating foreign media outlets that criticize Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and spreading false information.China, 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, is the world’s worst jailer of journalists with at least 112 of them behind bars. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Beijing to free three defenders of press freedom who have been detained in Chinese black prisons since April 19 for reposting censored news articles on an open-source website. News News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts May 11, 2020 China: detained for fighting censorship China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned to go further News RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information September 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against journalists during protest against strike by Morales opponents Receive email alerts News RSF_en BoliviaAmericas News News February 1, 2018 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Follow the news on Bolivia Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about physical attacks on journalists with the El Mundo regional daily and the Red Uno TV station on 28 August in the eastern city of Santa Cruz during a demonstration by market traders protesting against a general strike by regional opponents of President Evo Morales’ central government.Journalists from the Spanish news agency EFE and Canal 7 TVB television were also threatened during the protest. “Press freedom is increasingly at risk from Bolivia’s political unrest, especially in the pro-autonomy department of Santa Cruz, where petrol bombs were thrown at a public TV station last year,” the organisation said. “Neither public nor privately-owned media should be a target of demonstrations. We urge central and regional governments to guarantee the basic constitutional right to report the news by reining in their supporters.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This situation is all the more regrettable as Bolivia has until now had been one of the better countries in Latin American as regards respect for press freedom.”When a reporter and photographer from El Mundo arrived at the scene of the protest, stones were thrown at their car by demonstrators and traders, although they identified themselves as journalists. Sticks were also used to smash the windows of the car, injuring the driver. Photographer Hilario Muñoz was beaten about the head and face when he tried to calm the traders down. Six policemen who were at the scene were unable to protect him from his assailants.The traders were reportedly seeking revenge for the damage done to their market stands the day before by members of the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista, an anti-Morales movement that backed the strike. The attack on the El Mundo car was apparently triggered by the fact that it was displaying the flag of Santa Cruz department, which is ruled by Morales opponents. The 24-hour strike was held in six of Bolivia’s nine departments.Canal 7 TVB and Red Uno TV crews were also the target of threats and stone-throwing by the demonstrators, while strike supporters punctured the tires of an EFE photographer’s motor-cycle. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom November 18, 2016 Find out more News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment BoliviaAmericas Organisation to go further
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Slice Launches Automated Claims Settlement Twitter TAGS Local NewsBusiness Previous articleJazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney HoustonNext articleTrüNorth Global™ Appoints Brian Doege to Vice President of Sales Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Slice Labs Inc. (Slice), a technology startup with the first on-demand insurance platform, has launched an automated claims settlement feature providing an end-to-end digitization of the customer claims journey. The digital claims journey provides an improved experience for customers and greater efficiencies for insurers by reducing the volume of manual claims handling and associated costs, increasing consistency and improving accuracy. Customers experience a digital first notice of loss (FNOL) journey that includes automated loss evaluation and settlement offer along with immediate digital payment all within one session. All is made possible by leveraging technologies in natural language processing (NLP), document and receipt scanning, multilingual audio and video transcription and machine learning models for loss classification and depreciation. Furthermore, throughout the entire development of this feature, the team used an ethics-first approach to ensure that potential bias would be mitigated. The Slice Mind team of data scientists and developers worked in partnership with Duuo, a digital insurance distributor created by The Co-operators, on this cutting-edge technology. Plans for deployment include making this feature initially available in Duuo’s Rent-My-Stuff Insurance product, followed by their remaining on-demand insurance products. Duuo’s claims team played a critical role in the development of this feature and the training of the algorithms used within the ML models. Luc Lamadeleine, Director of Claims at Duuo, said, “We are extremely pleased to be launching this new feature, which we believe is the first completely touchless claims process in Canadian P&C insurance. This new feature was carefully built by applying both sound and effective claims practices, as well as the latest digital tools and technology. We are confident that this innovative claims process will enable us to respond even more quickly to our clients in their time of need.” “This feature is a game-changer in insurance claims for customers and carriers. Customers are faced with a complex, cumbersome, and often very time-consuming claim process. Insurers deal with costly claims management. Automating the claims process through settlement provides a customer-centric experience in a digital age, and drastically reduces claims management costs for insurers,” said Tim Attia, CEO of Slice Labs. The automated claims settlement feature is available to any Slice partner. To learn more, visit www.slice.is. About Slice Labs: Slice Labs Inc. is the insurance engine behind tomorrow’s cloud-based, on-demand digital services ecosystems for the new economy. Through the Slice Labs Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) platform, Slice Labs is enabling insurers, technology companies, and other service providers to build truly intelligent and intuitive, usage based digital insurance products protecting the insured anytime and anywhere. To learn more, visit https://www.slice.is. Follow Slice on Twitter and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005069/en/ CONTACT: Slice Labs Contact: Emily Mertz VP, Marketing [email protected] 212-380-1849 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Slice Labs Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:10 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:11 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005069/en Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook
PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleDonegal well represented in IMRO music awards shortlistNext articleDeputy McConalogue says government is misleading on school posts News Highland Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has promised to look at how the Telecommunications Regulator Comreg assesses mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas.Speaking in the Dail last evening, Deputy Joe Mc Hugh says at present, performance and coverage is based solely on population considerations, and that’s putting some rural communities at a disadvantage, particularly in counties such as Donegal:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jomch830mobile.mp3[/podcast]Responding Minister Pat Rabbitte agreed that the issue needs to be examined.Promising to look at the situation, Minister Rabbitte said a major problem is that while there is intense competition in urban areas, that’s not the case in more rural areas:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/prabb830mobile.mp3[/podcast] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Commincation Minister promises to look at Doneagl’s poor mobile coverage Facebook Facebook Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter By News Highland – January 26, 2012 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Gardai in Letterkenny are urging motorists to slow down and drive with care after two vehicles were caught speeding on the outskirts of the town this morning. The Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped the two vehicles in the Dromore area travelling at 134km/h in a 100km/h zone.Gardai say that the second car was tailgating the first.Fixed charge notices are to be issued for speeding & driving without due care and attention.Gardai shared the update on their Twitter page this morning: Previous articleTánaiste says Brexit talks must deliver no hard border guaranteeNext articleCreed must immediately convene Beef Forum – McConalogue News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – September 15, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Two motorists clocked speeding on outskirts of Letterkenny Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Pinterest
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man who purported to offer spiritual healing out of his home in the Bronx is now facing multiple charges of sexual abuse and abortion.The abortion charge stems from the allegation that he walked on the stomach and back of a woman who was six months pregnant, resulting in her miscarriage, according to police sources.Christian Robles, 32, is now facing charges of performing sexual actions on at least five people, both male and female, ranging in age from 20 to 39 years old.Robles would make his victims drink “oils” and then take advantage of them, New York Police Department sources told ABC News.Robles faces two counts of criminal sex acts, one count of sex abuse, one count of abortion and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.He has three children under the age of 10 years old, who are now in the custody of children’s services, police sources said.Robles is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
×”Pandemic Portrait, Jersey-City-After-Della-Francesca” by Lisa Ficarelli Halpern Art House Productions (Meredith Burns, Executive Director) has announced a hybrid of visual and performing arts programming through February 2021. The mini-season includes in-person gallery shows, online artist talks, a radio play, Virtual Drag Queen Bingo, and virtual editions of Jersey City’s favorite festivals, including Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival and JC Fridays.The season includes both free and ticketed events. All ticket information can be found at www.arthouseproductions.org. The season kicked off with the return of Virtual Drag Bingo, a weekly bingo game hosted by Jersey City Drag Queen Vanity Ray. Every Friday night at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST, Vanity Ray will host 4 virtual rounds of online bingo using Zoom. Each round’s winner gets a prize. Prizes include gift certificates to Jersey Social and the West Side Partnership, bingo boards, and cash for the final round! Bingo boards cost $12 each. To register online, please visit: https://bit.ly/3aOpkSK.Upcoming game themes include:November 13 at 8:00pm EST – The Cat’s Meow – MEOW! Show that you are the king or queen of the jungle by dressing as your favorite animal for Bingo this week! (furry friends are invited too)November 20 at 8:00pm EST – Diva’s Week – Donna or Diana? Madonna or Gaga? Get camera ready and dress like your favorite diva for Bingo this week.In November, the Art House Gallery will present: “Attachment”, a solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings and installations by Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern from November 7 – 29, 2020. The in-person artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th from 2pm to 4pm at the Art House Gallery in the Cast Iron Lofts, 262 17th Street, Jersey City.Eight guests at a time and masks required; contact information will be collected forcontract tracing. Additional gallery hours are November 22 & November 29 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Private appointments are also available; please email Andrea McKenna at [email protected] to schedule.A free, virtual artist talk hosted by Andrea McKenna taking place on Zoom will be announced at a later date.Also in November, Art House will produce a radio play of Martin Casella’s “Black Tom Island.” Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack.Funded in part through the Hudson County Historical Partnership Grant, the original project was imagined to include in-person readings on location in Jersey City, however, to adapt the project to the current safety guidelines, Casella’s play will be adapted as a radio play and distributed as a podcast directed by Alan Muraoka.Additionally, a free virtual panel discussion about the historical event featuring local historians and the play’s creative team will take place on Zoom following the release of the podcast. The radio play will be distributed and the virtual panel discussion will take place in January 2021.In December, Art House will present Virtual JC Fridays on December 4 at 7 pm on Zoom. Now in its third iteration, Virtual JC Fridays is an online version of JC Fridays, a free, quarterly arts festival spotlighting performing and visual arts in Jersey City. Presentations include studio visits, art tutorials, music performances, and more.This event will feature ASL interpreters and closed captions. Admission is free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, please visit www.jcfridays.com.Also in December, the Art House Gallery will present “The Very Affordable Art Show,” curated by Andrea McKenna. For the past three years, the Art House Gallery has hosted the “The Affordable Art Show” with works $500 and under. This year, understanding the financial strain the pandemic has had on so many individuals and families, all works will be priced at $250 and under, hence “The Very Affordable Art Show!”The group exhibit will feature local artists from Jersey City and Hudson County. A free, virtual tour of the exhibit will be part of Virtual JC Fridays on Friday, December 4 at 7 pm on Zoom. The in-person artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th from 12pm to 5pm, and Sunday December 6th from 12pm to 5pm at the Art House Gallery in the Cast Iron Lofts, 262 17th Street, Jersey City.Eight guests at a time and masks required; contact information will be collected for contract tracing. Private appointments are also available; please email Andrea McKenna at [email protected] to schedule.In early 2021, Art House will produce the 11th Annual Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival, the award-winning festival designed to support inventive choreographers from New Jersey and beyond. For the first time in the festival’s history, the events will be presented virtually.This program is supported by a Masterwork Arts Community Grant. The festival will include online dance performances and artist talks. The festival will take place in January or February 2021.In October, Art House also welcomed six playwrights as the 2020-2021 INKubator Cohort. INKubator is a year-long generative process for a select group of six playwrights in residence at Art House Productions. This year’s playwrights are Andrea Coleman, Izzi D’Esposito, Madeline Dennis-Yates, Nathaniel Foster, Aja Nisenson, and SMJ.Playwrights will meet on a monthly basis alongside program director Alex Tobey to share new work, receive feedback, and develop a first draft of a new play. Meetings will begin virtually, but are expected to transition to in-person when it’s safe to do so.In the spring, each writer will team up with a director and actors to present a public reading in May as a part of the annual INKubator New Play Festival. A few of the selected playwrights will incorporate virtual options for audiences, expanding the program for the first time to support new, traditional, and hybrid forms of theater simultaneously.Art House Productions also provides private bingo parties for corporate events and personal celebrations. Previous parties have been held for company happy hours, college student groups and birthday parties.“My friends surprised me with [Virtual Drag Bingo] and the moment I joined the zoom call, I knew it was going to be amazing. The music was spot on to my taste, the jokes had me dying of laughter and the little roasts were hilarious. Everyone who joined the call had a great time. I truly enjoyed Drag Bingo and recommend it to anyone celebrating a birthday, bachelorette/bachelor party or need a way to stay connected with friends,” says Samantha of Los Angeles, California. To book a private party, please visit: https://www.arthouseproductions.org/pages/onlineeventrentalsZoom is an online video conferencing software that allows you to virtually interact when in-person meetings and events aren’t possible. Participants must have wifi, download the application on a computer or smartphone, and sign up for a free Zoom account to participate. Make sure you’ve updated to the most recent version, 5.3.1. (You can check your version by following these steps.)The Art House staff are available to help troubleshoot registration and download; please email [email protected] for assistance.Art House Productions is supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, MACK-CALI Realty, SILVERMAN, Manhattan Building Company, CoolVines, Masterwork Arts, and Genova Burns.Art House Productions is committed to accessibility and inclusivity in all the public programming presented by our organization at our newly constructed performance venue.Art House Productions produces work with a shrewd sense of social responsibility and challenges the idea of “universal” mind and “universal” body in each artistic endeavor.Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.arthouseproductions.org. Follow us on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods. To sign up for Art House’s mailing list, please click here: http://eepurl.com/hd1FCj. “Pandemic Portrait, Jersey-City-After-Della-Francesca” by Lisa Ficarelli Halpern
Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, continues her series of outdoor art installations in Jersey City. Her latest project will be produced in conjunction with Welcome Home, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, employment and material support for refugees and asylees.The photo exhibit will showcase original work by members of the organization’s Photography Club taught by Jenny Brover. The show will be unveiled on Wednesday, December 9th at 4PM at The Five Corners branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library as part of its celebration of Human Rights Day. This marks the third installment of Aranguren’s vision to create an opportunity for Jersey City residents to display and view local artwork in a safe manner during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Past exhibits included outdoor shows in June and October of this year held in various Jersey City parks. For this exhibit, Aranguren was inspired by the December commemorations of Human Rights Day (December 10) and International Human Solidarity Day (December 20) as well as Welcome Home’s work in Jersey City.“Welcome Home was the natural choice as a partner in this endeavor,” said Aranguren. “They have been a staple in Jersey City for the past four years, promoting the idea that communities should embrace and support its newest residents such as the teens in Photography Club. Thanks to the partnership with Alain Mentha and Jenny Brover of Welcome Home, we were able to create an outlet specifically for its members to share their artistic expressions with their new neighbors and friends.”“We were thrilled when Catalina approached us with this idea,” said Alain Mentha, executive director of Welcome Home. “Her commitment to bolstering our community through her art aligns perfectly with Photography Club’s purpose of engaging its teen members and giving them a forum to express themselves in their new home.”“The local public library is one of the few institutions where everyone in a community can access education, entertainment and career resources,” said Jeffrey Trzeciak, director of Jersey City Free Public Library. “Covid restrictions have kept us from gathering in the usual ways, so we were pleased to find a way to partner with a community effort such as Catalina’s latest outdoor Walk Bye installation.”For more information on the exhibit and artists, please follow @Walk_Bye on Instagram.About Walk-ByeWALK-BYE, founded in 2020 by Catalina Aranguren, is a collective outdoor art exhibition of original work, visible to the public from a distance. The installation strives to bring artists and community members together to create a sense of connectivity during the current pandemic.About Welcome HomeWelcome Home is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, employment and material support for people who came to this country as refugees and asylees, and who are living in the Jersey City area. Welcome Home operates from the philosophy that all people deserve the dignity of a decent home, and the resources they need to make a better life for themselves with the support of the community as they adjust to their new environment. The organization’s mission is to facilitate its clients’ successful integration into the community by augmenting and extending services provided by resettlement agencies. Welcome Home helps clients secure housing and furnishings, employment, and food. It also provides regular English language instruction, homework help and cultural grounding. ×