National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Victor Toro at May Day rally, Union Square, NYC.WW photo: G. DunkelAt an April 30 immigration hearing in New York for Chilean activist Victor Toro, the U.S. government changed its stance and stopped trying to show that Toro was a “terrorist,” but at the same time refused to honor his appeal for political asylum.The hearing itself showed that Toro has strong support, as nearly 40 people came out to be with him and show their solidarity during the hearing.Toro, who has been living in the U.S. without documents since 1984, told Workers World at a May 1 demonstration the next day that it was surprising that “the U.S., after calling me a ‘terrorist’ for five years, dropped that completely. Now they say I could live anywhere within the United States. That is an 180-degree turn.”At the same time, Toro points out that the authorities “refuse to give me papers establishing a legal condition for me here. I rejected their proposal and there will be a further hearing on the question on Oct. 23.”Toro was a co-founder of Chile’s Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR), one of the parties that defended the government of Salvador Allende from the military coup of Sept. 11, 1973. He was arrested months after the coup and spent three years in prison, where he was also tortured.At the hearing in U.S. federal court this April 30, Toro wore a T-shirt with the face of Miguel Enríquez on it. Enríquez was secretary general of the MIR in the 1970s and was killed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s forces in September 1974. Many MIR leaders and activists were among the thousands murdered by the U.S.-backed Pinochet regime.The Pinochet regime finally released and deported Toro in 1977, when after temporary stays in Sweden, Switzerland and France, he wound up in Cuba. His spouse, whom he met in the concentration camp in Chile, was there with him. Toro said that she had been tortured even worse than he was by Pinochet’s police.Two years later, in order to more effectively carry out his political activity, he left Cuba for Mexico, Toro said at the hearing. Fearing that if he stayed in Mexico he would be hunted down by Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s secret police — part of the infamous Operation Condor — he entered the United States clandestinely in 1984.While the political situation has changed in Chile since the days when Pinochet was ruling the country, Toro points out that his is a special situation. He was declared “dead” in Chile, a device the government used to prevent people from returning. Being officially “dead” means he doesn’t have even the normal protections that citizens would have.He stayed with his spouse, Nieves Ayress, and their daughter for the following decades in the U.S., making their home in the Bronx, where they now have deep roots in the community. Both Toro and Ayress have been organizing for decades and head La Peña del Bronx, a multi-issue fightback organization. Ayress and their daughter, Rosa Victoria Toro, both have legal status in the U.S.In 2007, Toro was racially profiled while riding an Amtrak train in upstate New York. He was detained by Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and issued a “Notice of Intent To Deport” him. He has been fighting this order since it was issued. The next step in that battle will take place at the 26 Federal Plaza courthouse on Oct. 23. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The range of applicability of an improved quasilongitudinal approximation for whistler-mode waves in the equatorial magnetosphere (4 ≲ L ≲ 6.6) is specified based on the direct comparison between numerical solutions of the hot electromagnetic dispersion equation with the corresponding analytical quasilongitudinal solutions. It is pointed out that this approximation can be used at frequencies ω less than but not close to the electron gyrofrequencyΩ (ω ≲ 0.6 Ω)and wave normal angles θ less than but not close to the resonance cone angle θR. Atω = 0.8 Ωthe analytical results deviate considerably from numerical ones due to the strong damping of the waves, and so the quasilongitudinal solution becomes no longer valid.
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $106.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon will continue its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are critical to Aegis’ air and missile defense capabilities.The work will support DDG 116, the next planned ship of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers, as well as the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control System, both key elements of the Aegis system, have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis shipbuilding program.“Raytheon has partnered with the Navy for more than three decades on Aegis, and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the program,” said Denis Donohue, director of Above Water Sensors for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “As the world’s preeminent leader in naval radar technology, we are uniquely positioned to advance the legacy of Aegis and build upon its proven capabilities.”Raytheon’s Work on AegisRaytheon also provides performance-based logistics support, including spares and repairs, for Aegis weapons systems. In addition, the company manages system repairs in support of foreign military sales. The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently aboard the U.S. Navy’s fleet of cruisers and destroyers, as well as Japanese Kongo-class destroyers, Spanish F-100-class frigates, and South Korean KDX-111 King Sejong the Great-class destroyers. The AN/SPY-1 radar will also be deployed by the Royal Australian Navy’s future Air Warfare Destroyer. Raytheon Australia serves as the combat systems integrator for AWD.Work on this contract will be performed at Raytheon IDS’ Surveillance and Sensors Center, Sudbury, Mass.; Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.; and Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.Radar Expertise and HeritageRaytheon’s radar expertise spans the spectrum from UHF to X/Ku-band for both land-based and naval radar solutions. The company’s program management, manufacturing maturity and infrastructure, and technology expertise continue to evolve to support both legacy and next-generation radars, such as the U.S. Navy’s Dual Band Radar, Cobra Judy Replacement, and Air and Missile Defense Radar.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 18, 2012; Image: Raytheon USA: Raytheon Gets USD 106 Million for Aegis Radar Work View post tag: Aegis April 18, 2012 View post tag: Radar Work View post tag: Naval View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: USD 106 Million View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Gets USD 106 Million for Aegis Radar Work View post tag: gets Equipment & technology View post tag: usa Share this article
Today marks 18 years since the Berlin Wall fell, and the national debate — are things better for it? — rolls absurdly on. As reported by Welt, one in five Germans wants the wall back, surely a symptom of a disastrous case of ignorance plaguing the German youth. According to a study by the Freie Universität in Berlin, they think the wall was build by the Allies, the Stasi was just like any normal secret service, East Germany wasn’t a dictatorship and their most famous statesman was none other than Helmut Kohl, (West) German Chancellor from 1982 to 1998.But maybe the only good news coming out of the “Ostalgie” debate is that the quaint Trabant may be making a return. I’m not convinced by that report though — just look at this giveaway sentence, hidden right at the end: The company is looking for a producer to make a first run of 200 models.In the same way that Michael Knighton once looked for ?20m to buy Manchester United, I presume.For some British coverage, try Timothy Garton Ash’s take on the anniversary in yesterday’s Guardian.Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external sites
Cheerleading is the latest sport to enter the realms of Varsity fame, as the Oxford Sirens took on the Cambridge Cougars last weekend. They competed at the Future Cheer Saturday Night Fever competition in Loughborough where teams from nearly 60 universities participated.Sirens’ President Susan Hawkins commented, “Our routine went almost perfectly, all our stunts hit, and we were all really proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time – especially as almost every new member of the squad learns cheerleading from scratch in October.”As well as being judged in the general competition, a special ‘Varsity Trophy’ is to be awarded to either Oxford and Cambridge, who were judged alongside each other.Victoria Morrish, a member of the Sirens team at Varsity, explained the subsequent complications. She told Cherwell, “This year was the first year we’ve had the opportunity to cheer competitively against Cambridge’s squad, but unfortunately we’re in different divisions. The Cambridge Cougars compete in a level two division, while we compete in level three – the only difference in this is the difficulty of the stunts involved in the routines. Level three is one level ‘harder’ than level two, and unfortunately this has meant we cannot be judged directly against Cambridge.“However, the judges of Future Cheer (the organisers of the Loughborough competition on Sunday) have agreed to mark us against each other. It’s a shame we cannot compete in a head-to-head match against Cambridge but hopefully in future years this can be arranged at one of our home turfs.”Both the Oxbridge teams are still relatively young; the Sirens, who are Oxford’s self-proclaimed “Number 1 cheer team”, formed in 2004, whilst the Cougars were set up in 2007. The first ever Varsity match, in cricket, dates from 1827. Since then Varsity matches in more than 70 different events, including life-saving and mixed lacrosse, have been set up.
Both constituencies ranked in the top third ofconstituencies surveyed nationally in terms of support for the statement.Oxford East was ranked the 60th most supportive of the 632constituencies surveyed, while Oxford West and Abingdon ranked as the 208th. The data, published by the news website UnHerd inassociation with the polling company Focal Data, resulted from askingrespondents whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement “it isacceptable for adolescent children to make their own decisions about theirgender identity.” UnHerd and Focaldata utilised the technique MultilevelRegression with Post-Stratification (MRP) in order to collate their data. Usingan online panel provider, data was collected from 21,119 respondents betweenJanuary 15 and November 4. MRP does not produce separate individualconstituency polls, but looks for patterns across constituencies in order toproduce a result. Newly published polling data has indicated that Oxford citizens are divided over issues surrounding trans rights. The attitude in Oxford West and Abingdon was less supportive, the data showing that 11% strongly agreed with the statement, 28% mildly agreed, 19% mildly disagreed, 11% strongly disagreed, and 31% remained undecided. The publishing of this data comes after a slew of transphobic stickers were posted around Oxford city centre during Michaelmas, echoing similar campaigns around the world. The stickers included comments such as “Woman. Noun. Adult human female,” “women don’t have penises” and “auto-gynephilia.” In the Oxford East constituency, 12% of people stronglyagreed with the statement, 33% mildly agreed, 18% mildly disagreed, 9% stronglydisagreed, and 28% remained undecided. Home Office figures published in October showed an increasein hate crime during the 2018-19 year. The total of 2,333 transgender identityhate crimes represented an increase of 37% from 2017-18. Though a plurality expressed support for the statement inboth constituencies, a majority of respondents did not. Overall, only in sevenconstituencies across the United Kingdom (not including Northern Ireland), dida majority support the statement. The Oxford Student Union’s LGBTQ campaign declined tocomment for this story.
Biscuit company McVitie’s says it will be launching new-look fig rolls on the Irish market soon, after packaging has been changed following a recent court case (British Baker, 12 October, pg 12).Paul Parkins, United Biscuits’ director, Ireland, said it is currently amending the packaging of its fig rolls to “further distinguish” it from rival Jacob Fruitfield (Jacob’s) and will then continue with plans to launch them into the Irish market.McVitie’s was ordered to change packaging on its fig rolls in the case brought by Jacob’s over me-too packaging, leaving it with a stock of up to 60,000 fig rolls it could not sell in Ireland. More than 5,000 packets are being divided equally between Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin and Crosscare, a charity for under-privileged people.