BOC Kenya Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Coffee With a Cop ends with prayers and support

first_img Anybody know anything about Thomas B. Hill III, running for Orange County Sheriff, as a write in candidate against Sheriff Jerry Demings and Spike Hopkins? Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Reply July 10, 2016 at 5:03 pm July 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm Please enter your comment! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3 COMMENTS TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCoffee With a Cop Previous articleJogging Strollers RecalledNext articleSinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coffee With a Cop is a national program that is designed to get law enforcement and the community in an informal environment to simply talk in a non-adversarial atmosphere. The program is only a few months old in Apopka, but today it took on new meaning – a chance for healing, prayer and support.A sniper in Dallas shot and killed five police officers and injured seven others Thursday night. The sniper’s motive was probably misguided retaliation to police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. There were several peaceful protests throughout the United States in response to those two events.The Dallas police officers were not involved in those shootings. In fact they were there to protect the 800 protesters. They interacted, took photos with them, and tweeted positive messages from Dallas Police Department twitter accounts. It was a brief moment of harmony.But then the shooter, armed with semi-automatic weapon and hidden in a garage began shooting at police officers.This comes on the heels of the June 12th Pulse shootings where 49 people were killed and 53 more injured right here in Orlando.The Dallas shooting was the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. The Pulse shooting was the worst mass shooting in United States history.The nation as a whole is embroiled in these events, but in Apopka it was a time to come together in prayer and support for the police officers, first responders, and victims of this violence.“We’ve had a rough week in the United States,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “Events in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and in Dallas have all reminded us how we need to come together. And that’s what Apopka does well. And if you look around you’ll see leaders from the Apopka community, members of the Apopka Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. We need to come together and support one another for those that go out and protect us every day. And we need to make the point that people from all backgrounds, all faiths, and all racial backgrounds are welcome and deserve a place in our society.”Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley praised the men and women in law enforcement, and drilled down to the issue at hand.“We are in challenging times and it would be easy for police officers to turn in their uniforms and quit, but regardless of the danger, they put their uniforms on and they serve and protect. Are there race issues in America? Absolutely there are. But what are the underlying causes of what’s going on in America? It’s our violence. And we need to get our young folks to communicate and not resort to violence.”APD Chaplain Kevin Goza prays with APD Chief Michael McKinley.Doug Bankson is an Apopka City Commissioner and also the Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach Center in Apopka. He called for unity and prayer in the face of evil.“It’s not that there’s not injustice. It’s not that we should turn a blind eye to injustice. But if we allow passion and emotion to arise, then we begin to tear each other apart. God hears and answers prayer and we need to come against the forces that would love to whisper in an ear that ‘you’ve been done wrong, and there’s the one that did it’. So let’s keep our heart, let’s keep our heads, and let’s come together as a city. Let’s pray for one another. We can have unity without compromising the things we might not agree on.”Kevin Goza is the Lead Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Apopka, and is also a chaplain for the Apopka Police Department. He ended the event with a prayer, and asked the community and the attending pastors to do the same.“As a local church pastor, it is an honor to be a chaplain for the Apopka Police Department,” he said.  “These things are happening far too frequently. We live in a broken world. We need to be vigilant. We need to be in prayer for these officers.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img Sue Grandy Reply Mama Mia Not aware of either Hill or Hopkins, just know that we have an idiot for a Mayor of the City of Apopka. Hope this helps… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I was inquiring only about the write-in candidate for Orange County Sheriff, Ms. Grandy, and I was not soliciting for personal opinions on Mayor Kilsheimer’s intelligence. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter July 9, 2016 at 10:09 pmlast_img read more

Reclaim Your Rest

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Florida Hospital – Apopka TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaSleep Apnea Previous articleApopka Encourages Non-Profits to Get Fire Safety InspectionsNext articleHow to Give Back this Summer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Are you tired even though you went to bed early? Do you snore? If so, you could have sleep apnea. More than 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition, and many more don’t know they have it.We’ll share how diabetes and stress are related to loss of sleep, and how you can cope.The Diabetes ConnectionUnfortunately, for people with type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea is common.Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body isn’t able to properly use insulin to metabolize glucose for energy production. Insulin’s primary role is to help remove glucose — or sugar — from your blood. Type 2 diabetes is the result of increasing insulin resistance, which allows sugar levels to increase, and can trigger other health problems.Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing and dangerous drops in oxygen during sleep, which can wreak havoc on managing diabetes. Insulin resistance and weight gain are a factor in both conditions, as we’ll explain.Stress and Insulin ResistanceWhile you can change some risk factors, there’s one many people aren’t even aware of: stress.Just like eating sweets and carbohydrates, constant stress can increase blood glucose levels. Stress hormones, such as epinephrine and cortisol, then kick in. Their natural function is to boost energy  when needed during a fight-or-flight response. If you’re in imminent danger, that’s good. But too much adrenaline — caused by unrelenting stress — can make fat cells resistant to insulin.How does this connect to sleep? Even though you’re not awake, sleep apnea is a form of physical stress. Untreated, it causes you to stop breathing, perhaps hundreds of times a night, sometimes for a minute or longer. This results in a lack of oxygen that takes a toll on your body.“Sleep apnea causes poor oxygenation and can lead to a buildup of carbon dioxide in the body,” says Damon Tanton, MD, an endocrinologist at Florida Hospital. “This additional stress leads to releasing stress hormones, and can lead to insulin resistance.”This resistance may progress to type 2 diabetes and other related health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.Treating sleep apnea can lead to better blood glucose control by reducing insulin resistance and improving alertness and motivation. “Correcting sleep apnea is an important step toward controlling type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Tanton.Sleep Loss, Weight GainA 2012 study in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that sporadic and irregular sleep may also cause a decreased metabolic rate (how fast your body burns calories while resting), which could contribute to weight gain and many long-term health problems, including diabetes.“Sleep apnea is most commonly a missed diagnosis, especially in patients struggling with weight issues. Signs can be as subtle as daytime fatigue and mild snoring despite getting eight hours of sleep at nighttime,” says Gitanjali Srivastava, MD,  internist and obesity medicine specialist at Florida Hospital.Treatment, Minus the Mask“Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment,” says Jeffrey Lehman, MD, an otolaryngologist at Florida Hospital. Using mild air pressure, CPAPs keep airways open. Yet some patients grow frustrated and stop using their CPAPs, causing the apnea to return. Now there’s an alternative.TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive technique, may be an option. Using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, areas of the throat that were once difficult to reach can now be accessed. TORS provides surgeons with enhanced agility, precision and a 3-D advanced imaging system. Because the procedure is performed through the mouth, there’s no visible scar, less blood loss and a faster recovery.“Now, we’re able to remove tissue that contributes to airway blockage with no external incisions, and patients go home the next day, sleeping healthfully,” says Dr. Lehman. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

NSPCC Full Stop raises £80m

first_img Howard Lake | 9 May 2001 | News The NSPCC’s major Full Stop campaign has raised £80m so far, according to the Duke of York. NSPCC Full Stop raises £80m  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Crush, the Caltech RoboSub, Places in International Competition

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Science and Technology Crush, the Caltech RoboSub, Places in International Competition By LORI DAJOSE Published on Friday, August 21, 2015 | 11:03 amcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Crush, the RoboSub. Credit: Caltech Robotics TeamThe Caltech Robotics Team—composed of 30 Caltech undergrads and recent alumni—placed fourth in the 18th Annual International RoboSub Competition, held July 20–26 in San Diego, California. The competition, hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation and cosponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, challenges teams of student engineers to perform realistic missions with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in an underwater environment. Thirty-seven teams from across the globe competed in this year’s event.The challenge was to build a robotic submarine that could autonomously navigate an obstacle course, completing tasks such as driving through a gate, bumping into colored buoys, shooting torpedoes through holes, and dropping markers into designated bins. The only human involvement during the competition was the initial placement of the vehicle into the water.The Caltech team was divided into three groups, responsible for the mechanical, electrical, and software systems of the robot, which they named Crush. A fourth group managed the team’s fund-raising and outreach efforts. The mechanical team, led by Edward Fouad, a senior in mechanical engineering, was responsible for building grippers, a propulsion system, and a pressure hull to house the robot’s electronics. The autonomous capabilities of the robot were programmed from scratch by the software team, led by Kushal Agarwal, a junior in computer science. The electrical team, led by Torkom Pailevanian, a senior in electrical engineering, designed an inertial measurement unit consisting of gyroscopes and accelerometers that allow the robot to orient itself in 3-D space.Started in 1998, the Annual RoboSub Competition is designed to introduce young students into high-tech STEM fields such as maritime robotics. This year’s team from Caltech was led by Justin Koch—who graduated in June with his BS in mechanical engineering—and advised by Joel Burdick, the Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering.“Last year, as a first-year team, we placed seventh overall and were awarded Best New Entry,” says Koch. “I’m definitely very excited with how we did as only a second-year team!”last_img read more

Post offices closure is attack on rural Ireland

first_imgSend Love to someone special with free An Post Postcards Previous articleLimerick designers, students and inventors invited to enter global competitionNext articleTeen charged over county Limerick burglary Staff Reporter BusinessLimerickNewsPost offices closure is attack on rural IrelandBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 2751 Email TV licence service THE planned closure of 18 post offices serving County Limerick has been called “another full frontal attack on rural Ireland”.Under a modernisation plan finalised by An Post in recent weeks, 18 post offices now face closure where communities are under 500 people.Members of the Irish Post Masters Union, who originally backed a modernisation plan, have now been balloted on the proposals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the final details of the plan have yet to be made public, Limerick TD Niall Collins told the Limerick Post that this another Government failure and intervention is needed immediately.“It is inconceivable to think that An Post would seek to close up to 18 Post offices across County Limerick and that our Government is standing idly by whilst this is being planned”.Part of the plan suggests that 95 per cent of the population will live with 15km of a Post Office.Launching sharp criticism, Deputy Collins added that “this is another full frontal attack on rural Ireland and our people in particular our elderly and most vulnerable who don’t live in large towns or cities.“Government needs to wake up to this reality now and stop this senseless move by An Post.”The Post Offices in Limerick listed for closure are; Anglesborough, Ardagh, Athea, Ballyagran, Ballyneety, Broadford, Crecora, Dromkeen, Feenagh, Kilbehenny, Kildimo, Knocklong, Lisnagry, Mungret, Old Pallas, Oola, Shanagolden and Templeglantine.As part of the €50m modernisation plan, An Post said that there would be no compulsory closures of but that there would be a voluntary scheme with financial incentives offered to retiring postmasters.See more Limerick news here The Athea Brothers who took on the world and won WhatsApp Facebook Printcenter_img An Post release St. Patrick’s Day stamp of Richard Harris Advertisement Athea to reap benefits from state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant Linkedin TAGSan postAnglesboroughArdaghAtheaBallyagranBallyneetyBroadfordCrecoraDromkeenFeenaghIrish Postmasters’ Union (IPU)KilbehennyKildimoKnocklonglimerickLisnagryMungretOld PallasOolaPost OfficeShanagoldenTempleglantine Twitter €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Man charged with soliciting 14-year-old girl on Instagram

first_img Twitter A 24-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly told a 14-year-old girl that he was 17, sent a photo of his genitals to her and offered her $100 to have sex with him. Shaun Russell Conley was charged with online solicitation of a minor (sexual conduct), a second-degree felony. The Odessa Police Department was told on Jan. 9 that a 14-year-old girl had contacted on or around Dec. 27 on Instagram by an unknown person, later identified as Conley, reporting he was 17 years old, an OPD probable cause affidavit detailed. Conley reportedly made small talk prior to requesting the 14-year-old meet him and engage in sex despite her age. Conley also offered to pay the girl $100 in exchange for sex and he suggested that she sneak out and meet him. Through Instagram, Conley also sent a picture of his genitals to a girl he knew was 14 years old, the affidavit detailed. Screen captured images of the conversation reportedly showed the screen name was later identified as Conley’s. A search warrant was sent to Instagram, which showed the account holder to be Conley. Conley was arrested and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center at 10:25 p.m. Friday, jail records show. He has one bond totaling $25,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday morning. By Odessa American – February 9, 2021 Man charged with soliciting 14-year-old girl on Instagram CrimeFelony ArrestsLocal News Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Pinterest Previous articleSorenstam to return to LPGA Tour for Gainbridge tournamentNext articleIndian Motorcycle Celebrates 100 Years of Chief With Completely Reimagined 2022 Indian Chief Lineup Odessa American Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Man in coma after sectarian attack is asked if he is “fit for work”

first_imgNews Man in coma after sectarian attack is asked if he is “fit for work” By News Highland – August 27, 2013 WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDoherty calls for introduction of school book rental schemeNext articleNW Shopfitting company claims up to 100 jobs could go if Tesco contracts are lost News Highland A 36 Derry man who has been in a coma for seven years following a sectarian attack has been asked by the Social Security Agency if he is fit for work.Paul McCauley was attacked by a gang at a barbecue on the Waterside in July 2006.He suffered severe brain injuries and is now in a permanent vegetative state.Paul McCauley’s father Jim told the BBC a 12-page document with 30 questions had been posted in December, wehich the family filled in. He said they tried to telephone the Social Security Agency, but didn’t get through to anyone.He says they were later sent a second form, and assumed it was an error.Mr McCauley says the entire family is “disgusted” at the insensitivity of the letter, which they received during Christmas week.They filled in the form, attaching reports from a neurosurgeon and a GP.He says the Social Security Agency should look at how they collect information, and show greater sensitivity should be shown for those involved in an industrial accident, a road accident, a sectarian or drunken attack.He says the family has suffered a lot of trauma, and incidents such as this really rub salt in the wounds. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Consultant paediatrician with lead for insulin pump approved for NW

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Consultant paediatrician with lead for insulin pump approved for NW Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – June 18, 2018 Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Previous articlePublic consultation begins regarding naming of new Melvin pitch, StrabaneNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 18th June News Highland Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 It’s been confirmed that a new Sligo Consultant Paediatrician post with a lead role for insulin pump service in the North West has been approved.However, Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle fears recruitment for the post will inevitably be met with delays.Calls had previously been made by the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland for a fully qualified consultant paediatric endocrinologist to be appointed for the North West.Paul Gillespie, PRO of Donegal Diabetes Branch of Diabetes Ireland says while it is to be welcomed that the post has been approved, there is still much work to be done for diabetes services in the region.He says, it’s time the Government stepped up to the mark and ensured services are in compliance with the rest of the country:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Virginia dentist gunned down outside his office, suspect at-large: Police

first_imgNewport News Police Department(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — A manhunt is underway in Virginia for a gunman who shot and killed a dentist outside his office.Newport News dentist William Trolenberg, 65, was found shot in a parking lot nearby his practice just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Newport News Police Department.His body was found just outside of his car, said police, and no motive has been released.Police are searching for the gunman and have released photos of a possible person of interest.Authorities are asking the public to help identify him.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img