Stanbic IBTC Bank ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wema Bank Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Wema Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CFI Holdings Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Britam Holdings Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Britam Holdings Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 3rd May 2021, is US$6.44M (KES689.93M). An average of US$536.36K (KES57.49M) per month.Britam Holdings Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Champions Cup Team Of The Tournament

first_img European Champions Cup final likened to Test match Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Champions Cup Team Of The TournamentThe 2018-19 Champions Cup tournament has been completed and Saracens emerged victorious thanks to a stunning victory over Leinster in the final hosted in Newcastle.Related: Saracens crowned European championsIt was a fantastic and hard-fought tournament so to celebrate this we have put together our ideal XV for the event.Champions Cup Team of the TournamentAs you would expect several Saracens and Leinster players have made it into out team of the tournament. But by no means is every position filled by a player from the English or Irish sides…1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)Mako’s consistently high level of scrummaging, carrying and work-rate gets him the nod in our XV. Special mentions should go to Cian Healy and Pierre Schoeman.2. Sean Cronin (Leinster)Jamie George was excellent throughout the tournament but Cronin is picked here thanks to his try tally, with his six touchdowns making him the joint top try-scorer alongside Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale.3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)On the face of it he didn’t appear as effective as last season but that just shows how high he has set the bar for himself. Unquestionably the top dog at tighthead, Furlong’s selection should surprise no one.Stat stuffer: Ryan’s work-rate always sees him at the top of leaderboards (Getty Images)4. James Ryan (Leinster)Leinster and Ireland have found an absolute gem in Ryan. He regularly tops statistics in tackles and carries, and the term workhorse only goes some way to describing how good this guy is.5. Tadhg Beirne (Munster)The sole representative from Munster in our XV, Beirne led the competition with 15 turnovers and consistently helped to alleviate pressure on their defence.6. Maro Itoje (Saracens)Solid in every position he has been required to play in, we selected Itoje in the back row because of the work of Beirne and Ryan. That isn’t to say he doesn’t warrant his selection, though, because the England man raised his game to help his side win the title.Tight Contest: Watson beat out several other flankers to make it into our team (Getty Images)7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) Collapse English side lift European Champions Cup trophy for… Watson was vital to Edinburgh’s Champions Cup success this year. His tireless work as a ball-carrier and in defence differentiated him from Francois Louw, Jackson Wray and Rynhardt Elstadt.8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens)Vunipola has proved himself to be the premier No 8 in the competition, especially during the knockout rounds. His powerful semi-final and final performances are of particular note. Saracens beat Leinster to be crowned European champions Saracens beat Leinster to be crowned European champions Lions 2021 Sam Warburton and Ronan O’Gara among favourites to assist Warren Gatlandcenter_img European Champions Cup final likened to Test match Saracens and Leinster players compare physicality in Newcastle… Once again he delivered in every single minute of Saracens successful campaign. He may not be in Eddie Jones’s thinking but he is undoubtedly one of the best full-backs in the world. He was named European Player of the Year to boot.What do you make of our selections? Is there any who you think is missing and should have made it in? Let us know via our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Who makes it into our Champions Cup team of the tournament? Take a look here Lions 2021 Sam Warburton and Ronan O’Gara among… 9. Antoine Dupont (Toulouse)It is shocking to think Dupont is only 22 years old but his meteoric rise has seen him become one of the most incisive scrum-halves in the world. He has also shown his ability in the No 10 jersey a couple of times during the tournament.10. Owen Farrell (Saracens)Finn Russell and Danny Cipriani were both good during the tournament but Farrell is the beating heart of an immensely successful Saracens side.Taking Flight: Liam Williams was imperious under the high ball (Getty Images)11. Liam Williams (Saracens)I cannot remember the last time the Welshman made a mistake on the wing or at full-back. He is brilliant in the air, always makes the correct decision and is more difficult to bring down than most expect. During the final his tackle and steal whilst Leinster were in the ascendency was a massive moment.12. Brad Barritt (Saracens)He may not be the most flamboyant back in the world but his leadership and physical play is always vital in giving Saracens key front-foot ball.13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster)Alex Lozowski was sublime in the final but we have gone for Ringrose here. Defensively he is arguably the best centre in the world and he offers key support in the back-line alongside Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw.Lighting Footwork: Kolbe was one of the most exciting players throughout the tournament (getty Images)14. Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse)His evasive footwork and elusive running lit up the tournament. Several of the tries Toulouse scored owe themselves to his play.15. Alex Goode (Saracens) Lions 2021 Sam Warburton and Ronan O’Gara among favourites to assist Warren Gatland Expandlast_img read more

Celebrations of Tonga’s first bishop symbolize ‘a bird that has…

first_imgCelebrations of Tonga’s first bishop symbolize ‘a bird that has begun to fly’ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] The Pacific island nation of Tonga has its first official bishop. But ‘Afa Vaka, who was consecrated and installed on Sept. 17, is actually the third bishop to serve the 169 islands – or the 36 inhabited islands – that make up Tonga. The first Anglican missionary to Tonga was Bishop Alfred Willis, who arrived in 1902.  And in the mid-1960s, Bishop Fine Halapua, the father of Archbishop Winston Halapua, lived in Tonga as he served as a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Polynesia. But now, after a gap of 50 years, Tonga has its third bishop – this time the first bishop of the newly constituted episcopal unit of Tonga.Full article. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Sep 25, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Task Force on Violence releases its Final Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Orange County Commissioner Rod Love Identifies challenges and long term solutionsEarlier this year violence erupted in South Apopka with three shooting deaths of residents in the span of eight days. In response to that, a group of concerned citizens formed the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence. Typically a task force is the creation of an elected official or a governing body, but this was a grass roots effort that took shape in an almost organic nature.The Task Force met several times with the community, looking for the roots of the problem and trying to devise solutions.In its summary, the Task Force outlines the issues it sees as having the biggest impact, and while diversity is often a community’s strength, it can also be a challenge.The Task Force writes:“A community often consists of people of different ethnicity, race, religion, caste, gender, health, wealth, and sexual orientation. Although communities may differ depending on the influence of culture and modernization, there are similarities in the challenges they encounter.Apopka is no different, the community focus groups coordinated by the task force identified problems and potential solutions relative to these challenges. The problems identified include mistrust between law enforcement and the community as well as a lack of jobs, education, self-identity, moral grounding, and spirituality.However, in addressing these challenges, it is important to examine and recognize long-term solutions. Therefore, this report seeks to provide specific recommendations related to education, crime, employment, moral grounding, and self-identity. As a result of several community focus groups which included community residents, victims of crime, business owners, law enforcement, faith and community leaders. The community focus groups were facilitated by Bethune-Cookman University faculty and students.As a result of the input gathered from the community focus groups a five Artery High-Risk community biopsy was conducted and the following prescriptive recommendations were offered.”The Task Force has released its Final Report today, and recommends five Initiatives:EducationGovernment Resources AccountabilityCrime/Youth PreventionJobsCommunity/Law Enforcement Relationship CultivationUse this link to read the Task Force’s Final Report.The Task Force will be discussing the report today at 3:30 PM at the John Bridges Center (445 West 13th Street, Apopka, FL 32703). Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Community Task Force on violenceJohn Bridges Community Center Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Apopka High School gains national recognitionNext articleChief McKinley to Apopka: “Thank You” Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Private browsing: What it does – and doesn’t do – to…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The major browsers have privacy modes, but don’t confuse privacy for anonymity. Oleg Mishutin/iStock via Getty Images The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Lorrie Cranor, Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University and Hana Habib, Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon UniversityMany people look for more privacy when they browse the web by using their browsers in privacy-protecting modes, called “Private Browsing” in Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Apple Safari; “Incognito” in Google Chrome; and “InPrivate” in Microsoft Edge.These private browsing tools sound reassuring, and they’re popular. According to a 2017 survey, nearly half of American internet users have tried a private browsing mode, and most who have tried it use it regularly.However, our research has found that many people who use private browsing have misconceptions about what protection they’re gaining. A common misconception is that these browser modes allow you to browse the web anonymously, surfing the web without websites identifying you and without your internet service provider or your employer knowing what websites you visit. The tools actually provide much more limited protections.Other studies conducted by the Pew Research Center and the privacy-protective search engine company DuckDuckGo have similar findings. In fact, a recent lawsuit against Google alleges that internet users are not getting the privacy protection they expect when using Chrome’s Incognito mode.How it worksWhile the exact implementation varies from browser to browser, what private browsing modes have in common is that once you close your private browsing window, your browser no longer stores the websites you visited, cookies, user names, passwords and information from forms you filled out during that private browsing session.Essentially, each time you open a new private browsing window you are given a “clean slate” in the form of a brand new browser window that has not stored any browsing history or cookies. When you close your private browsing window, the slate is wiped clean again and the browsing history and cookies from that private browsing session are deleted. However, if you bookmark a site or download a file while using private browsing mode, the bookmarks and file will remain on your system.Although some browsers, including Safari and Firefox, offer some additional protection against web trackers, private browsing mode does not guarantee that your web activities cannot be linked back to you or your device. Notably, private browsing mode does not prevent websites from learning your internet address, and it does not prevent your employer, school or internet service provider from seeing your web activities by tracking your IP address.Reasons to use itWe conducted a research study in which we identified reasons people use private browsing mode. Most study participants wanted to protect their browsing activities or personal data from other users of their devices. Private browsing is actually pretty effective for this purpose.We found that people often used private browsing to visit websites or conduct searches that they did not want other users of their device to see, such as those that might be embarrassing or related to a surprise gift. In addition, private browsing is an easy way to log out of websites when borrowing someone else’s device – so long as you remember to close the window when you are done.Private browsing can help cover your internet tracks by automatically deleting your browsing history and cookies when you close the browser.Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesPrivate browsing provides some protection against cookie-based tracking. Since cookies from your private browsing session are not stored after you close your private browsing window, it’s less likely that you will see online advertising in the future related to the websites you visit while using private browsing.Additionally, as long as you have not logged into your Google account, any searches you make will not appear in your Google account history and will not affect future Google search results. Similarly, if you watch a video on YouTube or other service in private browsing, as long as you are not logged into that service, your activity does not affect the recommendations you get in normal browsing mode.What it doesn’t doPrivate browsing does not make you anonymous online. Anyone who can see your internet traffic – your school or employer, your internet service provider, government agencies, people snooping on your public wireless connection – can see your browsing activity. Shielding that activity requires more sophisticated tools that use encryption, like virtual private networks.Private browsing also offers few security protections. In particular, it does not prevent you from downloading a virus or malware to your device. Additionally, private browsing does not offer any additional protection for the transmission of your credit card or other personal information to a website when you fill out an online form.It is also important to note that the longer you leave your private browsing window open, the more browsing data and cookies it accumulates, reducing your privacy protection. Therefore, you should get in the habit of closing your private browsing window frequently to wipe your slate clean.What’s in a nameIt is not all that surprising that people have misconceptions about how private browsing mode works; the word “private” suggests a lot more protection than these modes actually provide.Furthermore, a 2018 research study found that the disclosures shown on the landing pages of private browsing windows do little to dispel misconceptions that people have about these modes. Chrome provides more information about what is and is not protected than most of the other browsers, and Mozilla now links to an informational page on the common myths related to private browsing.However, it may be difficult to dispel all of these myths without changing the name of the browsing mode and making it clear that private browsing stops your browser from keeping a record of your browsing activity, but it isn’t a comprehensive privacy shield.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Ulster Garden Villages appoints new director

first_imgUlster Garden Villages appoints new director  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 9 October 2009 | News Tagged with: Ireland Management Recruitment / people 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Mrs Martie Boyd MBE has stepped down as executive director of Northern Ireland’s largest independent charitable trust, Ulster Garden Villages (UGV).The new executive director is Mrs Valerie Ingram who joins UGV from Young Enterprise Northern Ireland. Martie Boyd will remain with UGV as a trustee.In the past, UGV has provided grants for Northern Ireland causes ranging from several thousand pounds up to £1 million. Advertisement UGV’s areas of giving are health, disadvantaged sections of society, young people, culture and heritage and read more

Bloom Where Planted Hosts ‘Magical Music and Champagne Evening’

first_imgGatherings Bloom Where Planted Hosts ‘Magical Music and Champagne Evening’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 11:55 am Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS When Edmund and Mary Fry went on a safari in Kenya in 2003, they happened to visit a small edifice in the middle of a rural area with no windows, no doors, a dirt floor and 300 children who called the place their school.“We could not believe it was a school for the local children,” Edmund Fry recounted. “We decided then to dedicate ourselves to rebuilding the school.”Today as the result of the Pasadena couple’s fund-raising efforts, Longonot Primary School not only has doors, windows and cement floors, but also blackboards, desks, books, school supplies, a good group of teachers and a dedicated headmistress serving 700 children. With the help of donations, the school also does its best to feed students healthy food and provide them with clean water, clothes, shoes and other essentials.The Frys’ work continues as they recently held the first in a series of fund-raising salon events at Pasadena’s Rose Tree Cottage, which they own and operate. The couple has established a non-profit foundation called Bloom Where Planted that raises donations for the primary school and seeks sponsorships for those students who qualify to continue on to secondary school, now numbering over 100 children who would not have been able to attend high school.Mary Fry, left, president of Bloom Where Planted, and Nora Avery Ottaviano, treasurer of Bloom Where Planted, thank guests during the non-profit foundation’s recent fund-raiser for Longonot Primary School in Kenya.On Saturday, Sept. 20 a group of more than 40 supporters gathered at the Rose Tree Cottage for champagne, fish and chips prepared by ‘Chef’ Tom Mannion of Caltech and a musical performance by Dr. Adam Kendall on violin and piano. The special event launched the foundation’s efforts to add a fine arts and trade center for the children of Longonot Primary School that will encompass instruction in music, art, computers, domestic science and a library. Saturday’s event raised more than $5,000 toward that goal. “There are very few employment opportunities for young people in Kenya, so we decided that in addition to an education, we also want to teach our students job skills that they can use,” Edmund Fry said.For more information on the Rose Tree Cottage, Bloom Where Planted, Longonot Primary School and its students, visit: and Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Business News Make a commentlast_img read more