BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Statistics: How fair is the 2015 Rugby World Cup Schedule?

first_imgFighting the same battle: Are teams from outside the traditional tier one looked after? In 2013 World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper declared that the 2015 tournament would have “the most balanced and equitable match schedule in the history of the Rugby World Cup”.Then director of Rugby World Cup Limited, John O’Neill also stated: “The message is that 2011 was the last time we could tolerate tier two nations having to face an unfair schedule.”Looking at the 2011 pool stage fixtures below, it can be seen why change was required.Scotland were the only tier one nation that had to manage a three day gap between matches while the nine other breaks of that length were given to the tier two sides. New Zealand, France, England, Argentina, Ireland, Australia, Wales and Fiji all avoided three and four day turnarounds completely while at the other end of the scale – USA, Russia, Samoa and Namibia had to play their four matches in 17 day windows.Facing Wales and South Africa with less time to prepare that their opponents clearly put Samoa at a huge disadvantage and the issue of fixture disparity received media attention after a series of tweets on the subject from Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu.The calls for a level playing field and to shake up the traditional format are understandable.  Looking back through the relevant rugby statistics, the most (or perhaps only) balanced and equitable match schedule in World Cup history actually occurred back in 1995, when 14 of the 16 teams each played their three pool matches in a nine day window.  South Africa and Australia had ten days, but that was due to contesting the opening match.The Six Nations and Rugby Championship teams have played 132 World Cup pool matches against tier two opposition, winning 123 of them by an average score of 48-13. Looking at the 56 previous quarter-finalists from 1987-2011, 51 of them were tier one teams. The exceptions were Fiji in 1987 and 2007, Samoa in 1991 and 1995 and Canada in 1991. The tier two teams go into a World Cup already hindered by a difference in resources, availability of players and not having regular matches against the ‘big’ teams in the preceding four years. There doesn’t need to be a further handicap imposed of a tougher set of fixtures.So how equitable is the 2015 schedule? TAGS: Highlight After successfully preventing Wales from facing Australia in Cardiff during the pool stage, former chief exec of the Australian Rugby Union John O’Neill said: “the only team with home-ground advantage is the hosts. After that, every other team has to be on a level playing field in terms of facilities, training and rest etc.” Why then have Fiji and Uruguay ended up with pool matches against Wales at the Millennium Stadium?It might be an improvement on 2011, but there is still work to be done before the World Rugby view that the tier two teams won’t “won’t have that excuse this time” of an unfair schedule is true.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Namibia haven’t been done any favours again, but there are now five tier two teams with a pool stage window of 21 days or more compared to two in each of the previous three tournaments.The total number of days doesn’t give the whole picture though. In 2003 Uruguay had a 23 day fixture range but that was a split of three, four and 12 days between games. In 2007, USA’s total of 23 was broken down to three, three and 13 days between matches.There is a fairer division of the three day breaks this time, with five going to the tier one teams and five to those in tier two. That hardship has been mitigated for the tier one teams though, as New Zealand face Namibia afterwards, Australia meet Uruguay, South Africa play USA etc. In contrast, Namibia have a game against Argentina, Romania meet Ireland.It can also be seen below that Canada, Tonga, Namibia, Romania and Fiji all have to cope with two breaks of three or four days.  Of the 11 sides that have the benefit of at least two longer rest periods of six or more days, seven of them are tier one nations.Tonga will have a nine day gap after playing Georgia in their opening match this year but then face Namibia, Argentina and New Zealand in 11 days.  Romania may have decent preparation for their game against Canada but that is negated by the turnaround before their Ireland and Italy matches. Both those teams would stand a better chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals if they had favourable breaks between every round like England, Ireland or Italy.last_img read more

Rockhouse / Sandrin Leung Design Build

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93348/rockhouse-sandrin-leung-design-build Clipboard Year:  Houses Photographs:  Ana Cristina SandrinText description provided by the architects. The Rockhouse is organized around a central courtyard space, which mediates between the public and the private domains of the house. This organization emerges primarily from the influences of the site, in the gesture of embracing the incredible rock bluff at the rear of the property. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagChoosing Exterior Perforated Panel MaterialsWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGERDoor Size LaminatesThe site is an infill lot in the downtown area of Sechelt, and was considered undesirable because of the challenge that the rock bluff represented. In 1,200 sf (111.5 sqm), this single-storey 3-bedroom / 2-bathroom house maximizes layout efficiency without sacrificing spaciousness. The omnipresent connection to the outdoors gives the house a feeling of unity and a feeling of seclusion at the same time.Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinThe presence of wood in the courtyard, as cedar siding and as cedar deck, surrounds the space with warmth, as if one were being held in the privacy of a womb. The courtyard is a space of private contemplation. The outside world is filtered through the glazed entry breezeway, and the focus is directed upwards towards the sky and at the majestic rock bluff, which completes the enclosure of the space. A hammock is strung across, inviting one to immerse in the privacy of this womb, while the surrounding vastness invites one to dream. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinWhile the warming presence of the wood in the courtyard gives the exterior space a feeling of being a secluded interior space, the opposite happens in the living room. Here the beauty of the outdoors is invited in by exposing a portion of the massive rock bluff as the back wall. The warmth and delicacy of the bamboo floors and the pine ceiling intersect the rough and quiet surface of the exposed rock. The ability to reach out and touch the natural beauty of the surroundings from one’s own living room brings a sense of grounding and wonderment to everyday living. The small captured portion of this massive rock formation provides an intimate glimpse into the vastness of nature beyond. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinInnovative building envelope details ensure that this human intervention works positively with the natural environment, without interfering with the natural drainage patterns of the rock formation. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinOn the bedroom wing, the rock is again invited into the private space of the house, but this time through a strategic slot window that reveals an intimate sample of the quiet rock surface. While lying in bed, the window provides dreamers a full view up the incredible bluff. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinFrom the street, the blank cedar siding walls with clerestory windows provide privacy to the interior. But at the glazed entry breezeway, the curiosity of the passerby is instigated by partially revealing the serenity of the interior space. The beauty of the massive rock bluff at the rear of the courtyard draws the viewer in. The exterior of the house protects the privacy of its inhabitants while at the same time welcoming a glimpse into private life. The façade of the house provides a spark of curiosity, rather than full exposure of its interior. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinThe house construction makes use of standard wood building techniques arranged in unexpected ways to create an element of surprise. The volumetric and uplifting vaulted ceilings throughout the house are created from standard hip and valley roof combinations in order to allow light in from the South clerestory windows, provide a friendly human-scaled elevation at the front of the house on the East, and rise up as if to meet the rock bluff to the West. The house’s siting and orientation takes advantage of passive solar strategies for creating sustainable living. The South facing clerestories in both wings of the house shelter the summer sun while inviting the winter sun in. Save this picture!© Ana Cristina SandrinHigh levels of natural lighting throughout the house largely reduce energy consumption during the day. The warmth of the winter sun reduces the heating load. Natural cross ventilation draws the air from the outside and out to the courtyard, providing easy cooling in the summer. The house uses all natural building materials wherever possible, including light wood frame construction, SFI certified knotty cedar siding and deck, knotty pine ceilings and soffit, bamboo flooring and millwork, natural stone in bathroom floors, pine cabinets, and fir entry doors. Save this picture!PlanFrom the courtyard, there is still one thing left to do – to climb the rock bluff all the way to the top. There another geographic wonder is revealed. From that point one perceives that the house is nestled between two bodies of water, the Inlet to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the South, with a distance of less than ½ mile between the two. Without this narrow piece of land the area to the North would have been an island. The Rockhouse site is also a geographic link, or as the Coast Salish once described – Sechelt – “the land between two waters.”Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVertical Safari / Influx_StudioArticlesStraw Bale Eco Center / Students of Ball State University Department of ArchitectureArticles Share CopyHouses•Sechelt, Canada Rockhouse / Sandrin Leung Design BuildSave this projectSaveRockhouse / Sandrin Leung Design Build Projects 2010 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93348/rockhouse-sandrin-leung-design-build Clipboard Architects: Sandrin Leung Design Build Area Area of this architecture project Canada “COPY” Save this picture!© Ana Cristina Sandrin+ 12 Share ArchDaily Rockhouse / Sandrin Leung Design Build Photographs Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSandrin Leung Design BuildOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSecheltCanadaPublished on December 04, 2010Cite: “Rockhouse / Sandrin Leung Design Build” 04 Dec 2010. 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Irish charities launch TV legacy campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 July 2008 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Forty charities and non-profit organisations under the umbrella of Legacy Promotion Ireland (LPI)are launching a national TV advertising campaign. The aim of this campaign – Be the change you want to see in the world – is to encourage more people to consider leaving a donation in their will.Irish charities involved in the campaign include the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Amnesty International, Barnardos, Concern, Focus Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Cancer Society, the ISPCA and Unicef amongst others.A review of the national and international research on charitable and legacy giving in Ireland conducted for LPI shows 89% of the Irish population do contribute to charity at some point in their lives while international research on charitable and legacy giving shows that 60% of people who support charities are happy to consider leaving a gift in their Will.Speaking at the launch of the TV campaign, Nichola Mullen, Chair of Legacy Promotion Ireland and Corporate Development Manager, Arthritis Ireland said, “Ireland is experiencing what is commonly referred to as a greying population, a direct result of an increasing elderly population and in increasing life-expectancy. These older members of our population are ‘liquid poor’ but ‘cash rich’ and therefore legacy giving is a perfect method of giving for older people.”The TV campaign will run on RTE1, RTE2, TV3 and SKY NEWS from Monday 7th July to Sunday July 27th.www.mylegacy.ie Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland legacies  31 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish charities launch TV legacy campaignlast_img read more

DEC launches coronavirus appeal to help those in world’s most fragile states

first_img The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched a coronavirus appeal to raise funds to help those vulnerable communities both fleeing from conflict and instability and facing Covid-19.The DEC appeal aims to protect people from the virus in the world’s most fragile states: Yemen and Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Afghanistan, plus the world’s largest refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.It is the first time that the DEC has launched an appeal for a disaster that has simultaneously affected both the UK and internationally. Millions of lives are at stake as Covid-19 hits refugee camps and war-torn countries. Help families who have already lost so much face a deadly new threat. Please donate to @decappeal now: https://t.co/lNZ1zOHpKL pic.twitter.com/bttfP8qdPb— Annie Lennox (@AnnieLennox) July 14, 2020 Melanie May | 15 July 2020 | News 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. DEC launches coronavirus appeal to help those in world’s most fragile states The 14 DEC member charities are already present and working in refugee and displacement camps, but need more funds to scale up their operations.The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky are broadcasting appeals in support of DEC’s fundraising, and every pound donated by the UK public will be matched by the UK government through its Aid Match scheme up to the value of £5 million. Tagged with: COVID-19 DEC Image credit: Rohingya refugee camp. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Fabeha Monir/Oxfam The UK-wide appeal is being driven by the urgent humanitarian need but also by “good sense”, said Alexander Matheou, British Red Cross  Executive Director of International at the launch:“We’re not safe until we’re all safe. The world is interconnected. We need to help each other in this time of need.” Advertisement  934 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  933 total views,  5 views today He also spoke of how a triple “hit” was creating the biggest humanitarian crises in the world today: pre-existing vulnerability exacerbated by the pandemic; the health impact of the virus itself; and new crises being caused by the secondary economic and social impact of the pandemic.“People who were already food insecure now face a major hunger crisis. People who were already poor have lost the little income they had. People who were dependent on aid are no longer getting that aid. People who were already at risk of domestic violence are now locked down with the people who threatened them.”The launch was attended by panellists from some of the DEC’s 14 member charities, including Action Against Hunger, ActionAid and Oxfam.last_img read more

Lagos-based radio station allowed to reopen but subjected to further pressure

first_img News NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the pressure that has been put on privately-owned radio Link FM since the State Security Service (SSS) removed the seals on its entrance and allowed it to resume operating on 25 April. The SSS warned the station’s management that it would be closed again if it sent any journalists to cover the current elections or if it broadcast any criticism of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Lagos-based station was raided and closed down on 11 April.—————————12.04.07 Security forces close radio station and TV station three days before state electionsReporters Without Borders today called on the federal authorities to permit the reopening of two new, Lagos-based broadcast media, Link FM and GTV, which were abruptly closed by the security forces yesterday, three days before elections for state governors and state parliaments.“Elections should be a time when the government takes more care than ever to respect the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said. “Instead, the security forces are sent without a warrant to shut down media that could be a nuisance during the polling. There is no justification for the enforced closure of Link FM and GTV, so the measure should be lifted and their personnel should be allowed to return to work.”Eight members of the security forces burst into the Link FM and GTV studios in the Lagos district of Ketu at about 6 p.m. yesterday, ordering all the employees to leave and placing seals over the entrances. They said they were acting on “an order from above.” The studios were still closed this morning and staff were not allowed to enter.The two stations began broadcasting just a few weeks ago and their director, Stanley Okoye, said he did not know why they had suddenly been closed. But a Lagos-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders that the federal government wanted to prevent the opposition from using the media to immediately broadcast the results provided by the observers it is deploying to polling stations throughout the country in attempt to prevent the ruling party from rigging the 14 April elections. June 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation NigeriaAfrica to go furthercenter_img May 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lagos-based radio station allowed to reopen but subjected to further pressure RSF_en Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms February 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Kioxia y Western Digital anunciaron la sexta generación de memoria flash 3D

first_img WhatsApp Kioxia y Western Digital anunciaron la sexta generación de memoria flash 3D Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Facebook Twittercenter_img TOKIO y SAN JOSE, California–(BUSINESS WIRE)–feb. 19, 2021– Kioxia Corporation y Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), anunciaron hoy que las empresas han desarrollado su tecnología de memoria flash 3D de sexta generación y 162 capas. Se trata de la tecnología de memoria flash 3D de mayor densidad y más avanzada de las empresas hasta la fecha, que utiliza una amplia gama de innovaciones tecnológicas y de fabricación. Esto marca el siguiente hito en la asociación desde hace 20 años de las empresas. Este comunicado de prensa trata sobre multimedia. Ver la noticia completa aquí: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005444/es/ “Gracias a nuestra sólida asociación, que ha durado dos décadas, Kioxia y Western Digital han creado con éxito capacidades inigualables en fabricación e Investigación y Desarrollo”, afirmó Masaki Momodomi, director de tecnología de Kioxia. “Juntos, producimos más del 30 % 1 de los bits de memoria flash del mundo y nos mantenemos fieles a nuestra misión de ofrecer una capacidad, un rendimiento y una fiabilidad excepcionales a un costo convincente. Cada uno de nosotros ofrece esta propuesta de valor en una variedad de aplicaciones centradas en los datos, desde dispositivos electrónicos personales hasta centros de datos, así como en las aplicaciones emergentes habilitadas por las redes 5G, la inteligencia artificial y los sistemas autónomos”. Más allá del escalado vertical: la nueva arquitectura aprovecha las nuevas innovaciones “A medida que la Ley de Moore alcanza sus límites físicos en la industria de los semiconductores, hay un lugar en el que sigue siendo relevante: el flash”, dijo el Dr. Siva Sivaram, presidente de Tecnología y Estrategia de Western Digital. “Para continuar con estos avances y satisfacer la creciente demanda de datos del mundo, es fundamental contar con un nuevo enfoque de escalado de la memoria flash 3D. Con esta nueva generación, Kioxia y Western Digital introducen innovaciones en el escalado vertical y lateral para lograr una mayor capacidad en una matriz más pequeña con menos capas. En definitiva, esta innovación ofrece el rendimiento, la fiabilidad y el costo que los clientes necesitan”. Esta memoria flash 3D de sexta generación cuenta con una arquitectura avanzada que va más allá de la matriz de agujeros de ocho escalones de la memoria convencional y logra una densidad de matriz de celdas laterales hasta un 10 % mayor en comparación con la tecnología de quinta generación. Este avance en el escalado lateral, en combinación con las 162 capas de memoria vertical apilada, permite reducir el tamaño de la matriz en un 40 % en comparación con la tecnología de apilamiento de 112 capas, lo que optimiza el costo. Los equipos de Kioxia y Western Digital también aplicaron la colocación de semiconductores complementarios de óxido metálico (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor, CMOS) con circuitos debajo de la matriz (Circuit Under Array, CUA) y el funcionamiento en cuatro planos. Juntos ofrecen una mejora de casi 2,4 veces en el rendimiento de los programas y una mejora del 10 % en la latencia de lectura en comparación con la generación anterior. El rendimiento de E/S también mejora en un 66 %, lo que permite que la interfaz de la nueva generación sea compatible con la creciente necesidad de velocidades de transferencia más rápidas. En general, la nueva tecnología de memoria flash 3D reduce el costo por bit y aumenta los bits fabricados por oblea en un 70 %, en comparación con la generación anterior. Kioxia y Western Digital siguen impulsando la innovación para garantizar un escalamiento continuo, con el fin de satisfacer las necesidades de los clientes y sus diversas aplicaciones. Las empresas detallaron las innovaciones relacionadas en una presentación conjunta en el evento ISSCC 2021 celebrado hoy. Acerca de Kioxia Kioxia es un líder mundial en soluciones de memoria que se dedica al desarrollo, la producción y la venta de memorias flash y de unidades de estado sólido (Solid State Drives, SSD). En abril de 2017, su predecesora, Toshiba Memory, se escindió de Toshiba Corporation, la empresa que inventó la memoria flash NAND en 1987. Kioxia está comprometida con mejorar el mundo con memoria ofreciendo productos, servicios y sistemas que crean opciones para los clientes y un valor basado en la memoria para la sociedad. La innovadora tecnología de memoria flash 3D de Kioxia, BiCS FLASH™, está dando forma al futuro del almacenamiento en aplicaciones de alta densidad, incluidos los teléfonos inteligentes, computadoras personales y unidades SSD de avanzada, la industria automotriz y los centros de datos. Acerca de Western Digital Western Digital crea entornos para que los datos prosperen. Como líder en infraestructura de los datos, la compañía impulsa la innovación necesaria para ayudar a los clientes a capturar, preservar, acceder y transformar una diversidad de datos cada vez mayor. En todos los lugares donde se almacenan datos, desde centros de datos avanzados hasta sensores móviles y dispositivos personales, nuestras soluciones líderes en la industria ofrecen las posibilidades de los datos. Nuestras soluciones centradas en los datos incluyen las marcas Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® y WD®. © 2021 Kioxia Corporation o sus afiliadas. Todos los derechos reservados. © 2021 Western Digital Corporation o sus afiliadas. Todos los derechos reservados. Western Digital y el logotipo de Western Digital son marcas comerciales registradas o marcas comerciales de Western Digital Corporation o sus filiales en los EE. UU. y en otros países. Todos los demás nombres de las compañías, nombres de productos y servicios mencionados pueden ser marcas comerciales registradas de sus respectivas compañías. 1 Fuente: Al 18 de febrero de 2021. Encuesta de Kioxia. Declaraciones a futuro Este comunicado de prensa contiene declaraciones a futuro, como la disponibilidad, los beneficios y el rendimiento previstos de la tecnología de memoria flash 3D de sexta generación. Existen una serie de riesgos e incertidumbres que pueden hacer que estas declaraciones a futuro sean inexactas, incluidas, entre otras: respuestas futuras a la pandemia de la COVID-19 y sus efectos; la volatilidad en las condiciones económicas mundiales; el impacto de las condiciones comerciales y del mercado; el impacto de productos y precios competitivos; el desarrollo y la introducción de productos basados en nuevas tecnologías y la expansión a nuevos mercados de almacenamiento de datos; los riesgos asociados a las iniciativas de ahorro de costos, las reestructuraciones, las adquisiciones, las desinversiones, las fusiones, las empresas conjuntas y las relaciones estratégicas; las dificultades o los retrasos en la fabricación u otras interrupciones de la cadena de suministro; la contratación y la retención de empleados clave; el alto nivel de endeudamiento y otras obligaciones financieras; los cambios en las relaciones con clientes clave; las interrupciones en las operaciones debidas a ataques cibernético u otros riesgos de seguridad del sistema; las acciones de los competidores; los riesgos relacionados con el cumplimiento de los cambiantes requisitos legales y reglamentarios y el resultado de los procedimientos judiciales; y otros riesgos e incertidumbres enumerados en las presentaciones de Western Digital ante la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores (Securities and Exchange Commission, “SEC”), incluido el Formulario 10-K de Western Digital presentado ante la SEC el 28 de agosto de 2020, a los que se dirige su atención. No debe depositar una confianza indebida en estas declaraciones a futuro, que se refieren únicamente a la fecha de este documento, y ni Western Digital ni Kioxia asumen ninguna obligación de actualizar estas declaraciones a futuro para reflejar eventos o circunstancias posteriores. El texto original en el idioma fuente de este comunicado es la versión oficial autorizada. Las traducciones solo se suministran como adaptación y deben cotejarse con el texto en el idioma fuente, que es la única versión del texto que tendrá un efecto legal. Vea la versión original en businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005444/es/ CONTACT: Contactos de Kioxia: Kota Yamaji Relaciones públicas de Kioxia 81-3-6478-2319 [email protected] de Western Digital: Erin Hartin Relaciones públicas de Western Digital 1-303-601-8035 [email protected] Peter Andrew Relaciones con los inversores de Western Digital 1-800-695-6399 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC CALIFORNIA DELAWARE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING HARDWARE SOURCE: Kioxia Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 12:54 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 12:54 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005444/es Facebook Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApplast_img read more

Capital Gazette shooting marks deadliest day for news industry in US since 9/11

first_imgAlex Wroblewski/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Thursday’s shooting inside the office of a local newspaper was the deadliest day for the media industry in the United States since the 9/11 terror attacks.Five people were killed when a gunman opened fire on employees inside the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. The victims have been identified as Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen and John McNamara, who were staff writers and editors, and Rebecca Smith, who was an ad sales assistant for the paper.Authorities have described the shooting as a “targeted attack,” saying the gunman “looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level” of the office building where the newsroom is located. The alleged shooter, Jarrod Ramos, has been arrested and charged with five counts of first-degree murder.President Donald Trump called the attack a “horrific” and “horrible” event and pledged to “reduce violent crime” in the country.“This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job,” Trump said at a press conference Friday. “My government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life.”The last time multiple members of the media were killed in the United States was in August 2015 when Alison Parker, a reporter at CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, and Adam Ward, a photojournalist for the station, were shot dead by a former co-worker during a live report.Journalists covering stories abroad are often faced with dangers, especially when reporting on the front lines of conflict zones. But it’s relatively rare for their news-industry peers working in the United States to be targeted.The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based independent nonprofit, has been tracking threats to journalists around the globe since 1992. According to the group’s database, 10 journalists and media workers have been killed in the United States between 1992 and 2018, seven of whom were slain because of their work.Thursday’s death toll of five raises the overall count to 15. It’s the deadliest day for the industry since the terror attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.The Committee to Protect Journalists’ database includes one journalist — a freelance news photographer — who was killed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Six broadcast engineers affiliated with television stations also perished.“We are appalled by the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Newspapers like the Gazette do vital work, and our thoughts are with them amid this unconscionable tragedy,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a statement Friday. “Violence against journalists is unacceptable, and we welcome the thorough investigation into the motivations behind the shooting.”Jarrod Ramos, a 38-year-old resident of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested as the suspect in the shooting and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond in Anne Arundel County.Authorities are still investigating a motive for Thursday’s deadly attack, but the suspect appears to have had a longstanding grudge against the newspaper. In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the news organization and two staffers after the newspaper published a story about a harassment case in which he was the defendant.“No responsible person, based on what is known today, would link the killings at the Gazette to the polarizing rhetoric that has become a feature of American political life. But this tragedy should be a reminder to our leaders and everyone else that we must all come together to defend the basic values of tolerance at the heart of the First Amendment, the right to express our views and to speak the truth without having to fear for our lives,” Simon wrote in an op-ed Friday for CNN.The United States is now among the top five deadliest countries for journalists and media workers in 2018, according to data collected by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Afghanistan is no. 1.“While the U.S. likes to think it is largely immune to the cycle of violent reprisal that characterizes the work of the media in so many parts of the world,” Simon wrote, “the murders at the Capital Gazette serve as a terrible reminder that the right to free expression is both precious and vulnerable, even in this country.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aussie cities offer easier way of life for expatriates

first_imgAussie cities offer easier way of life for expatriatesOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Melbourne, Vancouver and Vienna are the easiest cities in the world forexpatriates to live in, according to the latest hardship survey by theEconomist Intelligence Unit. Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, has again been branded the worstplace to live. The biggest climber in the chart was Hong Kong, rising 11 places in theranking, thanks to a 2 per cent rise in living standards. The war in Iraq saw neighbouring Kuwait fall furthest in the rankings – down10 places – although Harare suffered the greatest actual drop in livingstandards as a result of ongoing political unrest. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Hardship Rating, which is part of theWorldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses conditions for expatriates in 130cities around the world by looking at 12 factors grouped into three categories:health and safety; culture and environment; and infrastructure. Australian and Canadian cities feature prominently at the top of therankings, with five of the Australian cities surveyed appearing in the top 10. http://wcol.eiu.com Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more