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The importance of office hygiene.

The importance of office hygiene.

Business, HEALTH
We all know the importance of keeping a clean home, but with even more traffic going in and out of our offices each day it is even more crucial to keep germs at bay to keep staff and visitors healthy. GCC Facilities Management, who offers commercial cleaning services are here to show you why office hygiene should be at the forefront of every business’s mind and how you can avoid the spread of nasty bugs and viruses within the workplace. Why is Office Hygiene Important? Studies have proven that a clean working environment can boost productivity, no one wants to work in an unsanitary environment. Looking after mental health is an element every employer should be looking after and this is a great place to start. By providing a pleasant workspace, employees will be happier...
UGANDA: Parliament Pension Fund reaches Shs257bn.

UGANDA: Parliament Pension Fund reaches Shs257bn.

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Parliament Pension Scheme has realised an assets growth of 25.7 per cent from shs204.55 billion in 2018 to Shs257.21 billion improving its financial and investment capacity. The Chief Operations Manager, Nightingale Mirembe said that this is attributed to an increase in member contributions, returns on investments in the equity market and the employment of a new risk management policy. Mirembe made this revelation at the Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Parliament Pension Scheme on 21 February 2020. “The use of a new risk management policy has helped us focus on investing in items that have less risk and greater return,” says Mirembe. She added that risk management is crucial since the core value of the scheme is in investing funds for value and mitigating ris...
BREAKING: Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies at 91.

BREAKING: Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies at 91.

AFRICA
Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday, never expected to be president. But when a very public assassination thrust the former bomber pilot into the job, he made it his mission never to give it up.His story became Egypt's story for the next 30 years until, finally, his people found they could write it themselves, in a 2011 Arab Spring revolution that consigned him to history. An unremarked vice president to Anwar Sadat, he was a stopgap in the anxious days of 1981 after Sadat was gunned down beside him at a military parade. Few thought he would last.Yet slowly, surviving attempts on his own life, he became "Pharaoh", presiding over decades of stagnation and oppression and offering his people a choice: Mubarak or mayhem.Many believed him, not just in Egypt. US administrations ...
WORLD: Bryant’s widow throws  helicopter company to Court over fatal crash.

WORLD: Bryant’s widow throws helicopter company to Court over fatal crash.

Sports, WORLD
The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on the same day that Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the other seven crash victims were memorialized in a public ceremony at the Staples Center. The lawsuit names Island Express Helicopters, Island Express Holding Corp and the estate of the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, who was among the victims. Gianna Bryant's basketball teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, Altobelli's parents John and Keri, Payton's mother Sarah and basketball coach Christina Mauser were also killed. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the exact cause of the crash, although preliminary findings showed no sign of mechanical failure. Monday's lawsuit faults the company for allowing the helicopter t...
KENYA: Judge detained over links to murder suspect.

KENYA: Judge detained over links to murder suspect.

AFRICA, KENYA
Justice Sankale ole Kantai, who was arrested on Friday for associating with murder suspect Sarah Wairimu, is set to be charged as the third person in the killing of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen, police sources told the Nation last evening. This is after detectives, who have been investigating his probable interference in the murder case facing Mr Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu found communication between the two that could be linked to the businessman’s killing months before the tycoon disappeared. POLICE BOND The judge was released Saturday on a police bond after spending Friday night at the Muthaiga Police Station. He will be presented in court on Tuesday morning, but the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has to approve the murder charges. The Director of...