Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kutwa Tuesday: Sam’s Kids

They may be called Barack, Michelle, Obama, or other creative names, but many of these new kids born and given fabulous American
baby Obama names were conceived as a result of Uncle Sam’s bungled election debacle in December 2007.


Airbus University Challenge: the Airbus
Fly Your Ideas challenge is open to university students around the world with ideas on the future of aviation and improving its environmental position. Prizes are €30,000 and deadline is 1st December 2008

Georgetown Fellowships Apply for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Global Health Law Fellowship Program. D/L is February 16 2009

Kenya Content Conference Tandaa 08 a local content conference sponsored by the Kenya ICT Board takes place on November 14 2008.

Kenya’s Top Women The Business Daily invites you to nominate Kenya’s Top 40 women under 40. send their names, contracts and reasons why they are worthy (in less than 500 words) to by 30th November

Government of Kenya jobs:
- Judiciary 25 resident magistrates. D/L 21/11
- Electoral commission of Kenya – 39 district election coordinators

Biz brief’s

Co-Op IPO: is 1/3 of the way to target with just 3 days to go optimistic about the Co-Op IPO. transaction advisers have now released cash flow and share price projections that should have been in the Co-Op Prospectus. what happens if they fall short – will D&B pay C-op for the shortfall? Is there a last minute investor who will get preferential terms to bridge the gap? The prospectus states that in the event that this minimum amount is not attained, approval may be sought from the Authority to proceed with the listing of the existing shares and any Offer Shares that are subscribed under the Offer.

I got an SMS (as did other Co-op customers) inviting me to take part, but the application desks/tents still look rather forlorn

Equity - HF: November 4 was not just Obama day, but also the date when the Housing Finance and Equity Bank deals should have been completed

Foreign Investors Tough times for the former Rift Valley Railways and Tiomin who continue to flounder: Tiomin’s latest statement notes. …. the Government of Kenya has not completed the remaining bureaucratic steps required for the transaction to close…..Tiomin's management shares our investors' extreme frustration at this unreasonable delay….. Tiomin has acted in good faith and we are very disappointed….. If the closing continues to be delayed, we will consider terminating the MOU on the grounds of unreasonable delay….. Tiomin will issue another press release when further material information is available. Pity they have no local defenders

Geothermal prospects : two companies are scoping in Eburu (gilgil) and Menengai for geothermal energy

Brew turf Coca Cola launch minute maid juices in Kenya (what happens to 5 alive) as EABL launch Alvaro in Uganda

Sat-TV: DSTV will launch pre-paid scratch cards, following in the footsteps of rival GTV who are reaping from the ongoing English premier league

Insurance by M-Pesa: Madison Insurance now accepting insurance installment payments by M-Pesa following Old Mutual, which enabled investment, plan payments

Radio Standard Group prematurely possible radio investment worth Kshs 250 million as KISS FM parent Radio Africa rolls out their 4th radio station – XFM (rock music)


coldtusker said...

Which HF & Equity deal

Shiko-Msa said...

Oh that math. the kids - hadn't thought of it. guys were unable to return to towns to work so they stayed home. aha.

A scratch card for DSTV is long overdue.

Rafiki said...

Banks: such a shame to have a picture of the beautiful Obama family and the ugly Kivuitu in the same paragraph! The contrast is just too much! Otherwise, excellent post, as always, so I don't like your idea of spending less time on blogging and more on traveling. Although you could be blogging on your travels, which is easier than traveling on your blogs.

coldtusker said...

What HF & EB deal?

HATUA said...

Great post as usual....
on opportunities... CMA is in effective in almost all areas i.e its recent university challenge was not promoted enough, most student missed the opportunity to participate...cant compare it with the smart youth challenge.

bankelele said...

coldtusker: let me check that again

Shiko-Msa: yes, can't argue with the maths. DSTV losing out on the small bar front to G

Rafiki: Sad but true. If I travel I blog more

tumwijuke said...

I like that 40-under-40 idea. Off to steal it.

Neither GTV or DSTV do it for me. Arab Satt oyee!


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