South Africa’s MTN eyes acquisitions abroad – report

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 MAY 2014 Ken Wieland Previous ArticleApple in talks over $3.2B Beats Electronics acquisition — reportNext ArticleiZettle raises €40M for possible launch in more countries Home South Africa’s MTN eyes acquisitions abroad – report Tags MTN expects fintech spin-off within a year Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more MTN eyes $6B valuation for money unit MTN, which has operations in 21 countries across the Middle East and Africa – and is the second-biggest mobile operator in South Africa, its home market – is reportedly on the prowl for acquisitions to deepen its international presence.According to Bloomberg sources, Millicom International Cellular – which has operations throughout Africa – is one potential target.But striking deals further afield, in Asia, could also be on the cards. India’s Reliance Communications and Malaysia’s Maxis are on MTN’s radar, too, according to “people familiar with the situation”.They also say that Phuthuma Nhleko (pictured), MTN’s chairman, is leading the push for “transformational deals”.The report highlights that MTN’s ambitions for international expansion could be thwarted by South Africa’s government if any takeover deal diluted local stakes or stock-market listings shifted abroad.MTN’s attempted merger with India’s Bharti Airtel failed five years ago amid government opposition. Author MTN committed to Syria exit Related FinancialMTNPeopleRegulatorylast_img read more

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

first_imgQualifications: The position requires a bachelors degree from an accreditedinstitution in an appropriate area of specialization and three tofive years of financial aid and customer service experience. Highereducation experience preferred.Prior management experience is preferred.Preferred systems: PowerFAIDS, PowerCampus and Jenzabar.Knowledge of financial aid management systems and/or studentinformation systems.Ability to work under pressure and in fast pacedenvironments.Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environmentis extremely important as well as dependability.Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge andunderstanding of the organizational structure, workflow, andoperating procedures.Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background checkand drug testing. Assist with the overall supervision of the office staff. Assumeresponsibility for management of the office in the absence of theDirector.Using PowerFAIDS and other software programs to review,evaluate, verify and award financial aid to eligibleapplicants.Review, correct and request files for review which require“professional judgment” evaluation.Counsel and inform students and parents of financial aidprograms and guidelines.Assist with the verification of student class attendance priorto crediting and disbursement of aid, including review ofdownloaded student document and processes state and federal StudentAid Report (SAR) corrections toward awarding.Assist with the process of identifying and calculating federalReturn of Title IV and state funds and post-withdrawal on thoseaffected.Assist with the annual calculation of continuing students’satisfactory academic progress (SAP), including the review andresponse of student SAP appeal for aid reinstatement.Query reports for analysis, reconciliation and awarding throughPowerFAIDS and Jenzabar. Include assisting with the extraction ofstatistical data for planning and reporting. Conduct internal auditof awarding processes and practices.Assist with PowerFAIDS System annual setup.Assist with developing and updating Office of Financial Aidpolicies and procedures.Represent the Financial Aid Office at college events such asfinancial aid conferences, student orientation, county collegesector meetings, on-campus committees and workgroups. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The omission of specific duties does not preclude thesupervisor from assigning duties that logically relates to theposition. Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidentialnature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high levelof professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personalaccountability.Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellentcommunication (oral and written), organizational, and timemanagement skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability towork with diverse constituents.Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environmentis extremely important as well as dependability.Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects ofaverage-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walkingfor more than four (4) hours per day.Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),those functions of the job which are identified essential arerequired to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions willbe given careful consideration. Complete other tasks as may be assigned. A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU’s existingacademic success. R esponsible for improving student financialservices and responsiveness by creating a flexible,information-abundant, compliant, customer service environment thataddresses the needs of students, parents and the University.Ensures regulatory compliance for all activities relating toStudent Financial Services for the University.Essential Functions:Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the AssistantDirector, assists in overseeing the day to day operations of theFinancial Aid Office, ensures quality customer service as well asthe efficient administration and delivery of financial aidprograms. The Assistant Director oversees one or more sections ofthe department; participates in the development and implementationof policies and procedures in compliance with federal Title IV andstate financial aid regulations and university policies.Additional duties and responsibilities include: Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter ofinterest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, ifapplicable.Supplemental InformationIn addition to the completed application, candidates must submit alist of three professional references (at least one from a previousemployer) that includes names and contact information. Review ofapplication materials will begin ASAP and will continue until theposition is filled. No phone calls please.Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment OpportunityEmployer.last_img read more

NAHBS 2012 – Cinelli Prototype Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike, Updated XCR Stainless Steel Road

first_imgCinelli’s gorgeous XCR Stainless road bike gets a few updates. Cable stops move from the downtube to the headtube, and the headtube gets reinforcements at top and bottom. Seatstays mount higher on the seat tube to give it wetter clamping force on the post. Still working on colors, but this black colorway will be a 2013 option. Hopefully they’ll still offer it in a full chromed out version, too. Cinelli’s steel prototype disc brake bike was there mainly to gauge interest…it’s not quite clear if this particular iteration is a cyclocross bike or road bike, but given the name “Souper Corsa”, it’s leaning toward ‘cross according to their U.S. rep Ben Coffey.Internal brake rear brake routing above and below keep it “souper” clean.Trick seatpost clamp bolt, no?It’s based loosely on the Super Corsa road frame, but there’s additional internal cable routing and other changes to accommodate the discs. Retail is likely going to be $3,300 for the frameset with full custom sizing and geometry. Because of this, you really could get it as either a road or cyclocross bike. Presumably you could get it with standard dropouts, too.There are a couple of new colors available in their drop bar plugs, too.last_img read more

Actor & Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco Added to Producing Team for Children of a Lesser God

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 27, 2018 Nyle DiMarco(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images) Children of a Lesser God Related Showscenter_img Producer Hal Luftig has announced that model, actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco has joined the producing team of the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God. The new production of Mark Medoff’s 1980 play is set to begin performances on March 22 at Studio 54 with an opening scheduled for April 11. Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the mounting that will star the previously announced Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff. “We are so grateful to have Nyle as a producer on this play,” said Luftig. “He will have an integral role in the creative process working with Kenny Leon, and the overall production of Children of a Lesser God, offering a fresh perspective in the room and valuable input in the execution.”Children of a Lesser God will mark DiMarco’s first Broadway credit. He earned acclaim as the first deaf winner of the TV competition program America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22. The next year, DiMarco won season 22 of ABC’s dance competition show Dancing with the Stars, alongside dance partner Peta Murgatroyd. As an actor, DiMarco’s credits include Difficult People, Beyond Inclusion and Switched at Birth. DiMarco’s activism work includes serving as spokesperson for LEAD-K (Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids).Set at a school for the deaf, Children of a Lesser God centers on the connection between a teacher named James Leeds (Jackson) and Sarah Norman (Ridloff), a young woman he meets there. The revival will also star the previously announced Anthony Edwards as Mr. Franklin, Kecia Lewis as Mrs. Norman, Julee Cerda as Edna Klein, Treshelle Edmond as Lydia and John McGinty as Orin Dennis. View Commentslast_img read more

Argonaut Weekly Report: April 29, 2014

first_imgArgonaut Weekly Report: April 29, 2014 Share Make sure to check GoArgos.com each week to get a video recap of Argonaut athletics. center_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – Catch up on week that was with the Argonaut Weekly Report. A video recap, interviews and highlights will be available every Tuesday on GoArgos.com.This week’s report highlights baseball and softball.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#      Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

BCB’s day of decision; crucial vote for president on at NA Town Hall

first_img… GCB prepared to work with whoever is at the helm – BacchusIT’S a day of decision for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB). The election to decide who will lead the affairs of the BCB for the one-year term according to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, will be held today during the staging of new elections at the New Amsterdam Town Hall from 11:00hrs.Former president Dhierandranauth SomwaruFormer president Dhierandranauth Somwaru and Director of Regional Health Services in Region Six, Jevaughn Stephens, are down to square off for the post of president, which is creating widespread interest in the cricketing fraternity.Dubbed the most critical elections in the history of the board, today’s electoral process has been scheduled following a ruling delivered by Justice Navindra Singh on December 18 last, where he mandated new elections.Justice Singh’s ruling came after the result of the October 8, 2017 elections was annulled by the Court.However, the Court Order issued by Justice Singh indicated that an Agent of the Court will convene today’s meeting for the purpose of elections being held.The Order further stated that the Agent shall verify the presence of the delegates/representatives of the various clubs and associations from the lists approved by the court.Such verified delegates/representatives shall then vote for a Returning Officer from among all the persons present in the room.According to the Order, the Returning Officer shall then conduct the elections for the office-bearers of the Berbice Cricket Board.Meanwhile, both candidates have expressed confidence ahead of today’s poll.Somwaru, the former umpire, who was elected to office at the last troublesome elections, where he served for less than three months, has been campaigning on several issues that he believes he has delivered during his short tenure.These include the successful roll-out of Under-13, Under-15-17 and U-19 cricket tournaments, the packed first division season and the resuscitation of cricket in the Upper Corentyne area.Stephens, meanwhile, believes his plans to move forward are superior to those of Somwaru.Stephens, being in an administrative position, has shown that he has the capacity to lead and believes that at this point in time he is the more suitable candidate to lead Berbice cricket.According to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, three sub-associations, along with 11 first division clubs have voting rights during the elections .The sub-associations are: West Berbice, Berbice River and Upper Corentyne, while the first division clubs are Blairmont, Police, Mt Sinai, Fort Canje, Guymine, Rose Hall Estate, Chesney, Albion, Port Mourant, Whim and Kildonan.Each sub-association is entitled to four voting delegates while the clubs have two voting delegates each. From all indications a 22-12 voting result is anticipated.Meanwhile, acting president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Fizul Bacchus says the local governing body for the sport is prepared to work with whoever is elected at the helm of Berbice cricket.Bacchus made the announcement yesterday, adding that the GCB has always lent its support to the development of the game in the Ancient County.“The GCB is prepared to work with whoever is elected at the helm of Berbice’s cricket. The GCB’s support has been there over the years and it will continue, so whoever is elected on Sunday, we at the GCB will give that individual and his administration our fullest support,” the GCB boss pointed out.Bacchus added, “The Court had ordered the elections … the Judge issued a Court Order, so I hope that what is stipulated in that Order (Court) must be carried out. I just hope that the process is free and fair, and whoever is elected, the results will be accepted.”last_img read more

Officer stabbed at Flint airport ‘never stopped fighting’ until suspect was in handcuffs

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) — The airport police officer who was stabbed in the neck at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday morning, was able to stop the assault within a minute and “never stopped fighting” until the attacker was in handcuffs, officials said.The suspect, Amor Ftouhi of Canada, is in custody and the police officer, Lt. Jeff Neville, was listed in stable condition Wednesday and is expected to fully recover.Officials said Ftouhi was outside the TSA screening area at the time of the attack.Ftouhi allegedly went into a public restroom, dropped his bags and “came out, pulled out a knife, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and stabbed Lt. Neville in the neck,” David Gelios of the FBI said. Gelios said the attacker, armed with a roughly 12-inch knife that had an 8-inch serrated blade, “continued to exclaim ‘Allah’ and he made a statement to the effect of ‘you killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan’ and ‘We’re all going to die.’” Neville stopped the attack and Ftouhi was taken into custody and interviewed by authorities.Officials said it appears the suspect “has a hatred for the United States and a variety of other things that motivated him to coming to the airport today to conduct this act of violence.” No one else appears to have been involved and there is no information to suggest a wider plot, officials said. After the incident, a complaint was filed against the suspect for “violence at an international airport,” but officials noted that there could be more charges in the future. The ongoing investigation is part of a joint operation with Canada, officials said. Ftouhi legally entered the U.S. in Lake Champlain, New York, on June 16, and later traveled to Flint, Gelios said.The airport, which was evacuated and shut down, later reopened. All passengers were safe, officials said.An airport official said Wednesday afternoon that Neville is “doing fine” and “resting comfortably” at a hospital.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more