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Daily Nation : February 6th 2014
32 | International News SLOW | So far just two small shipments have left port Syria misses deadline on chemical weapons Country’s entire chemical arsenal is to be eliminated by end of June THE HAGUE, Wednesday when it failed by Wednesday to have “less dangerous” chemicals removed from its soil under an internationallybrokered agreement. Asked whether the Feb- S ruary 5 deadline to have so-called “category two” chemicals removed had been met, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) spokesman Michael Luhan told AFP: “There is no reason to comment. The situation is evident.” In addition to 700 tonnes of the most lethal chemicals — that should have left the war-wracked country on December 31 — an additional 500 tonnes of “category two” chemicals was sup- yria missed yet another key deadline in destroying its chemical stockpile Tonnes: Syria has declared around 700 tonnes of most-dangerous chemicals, 500 tonnes of less-dangerous precursor chemicals. Lengthy: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) has been battling rebels for nearly three years, following his government’s brutal crackdown on a prodemocracy uprising that began in March 2011. posed to have been shipped out by Wednesday. Sources involved in the process last month already indicated that the second deadline would not UPRISING War started years ago be met, putting disarmament weeks behind schedule. So far just two small ship- ments of chemicals have so far left the Syrian port of Latakia, accounting for less than four percent of the country’s declared arsenal of most dangerous chemicals, the United States said last month. Last week the world’s chemical watchdog also called on Damascus to “pick up the pace”, echoing similar sentiments by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Syria has told the OPCW that it is “making intensive efforts to prepare for, and accelerate, the transportation of chemicals, and that it is currently working on a tentative schedule for completing the transportation of chemicals”. The UN Security Council last year backed a US-Russian deal to destroy Syria’s vast chemical arsenal as a way to avert US strikes threatened after chemical attacks near Damascus that Washington blamed on the regime. Under the agreement, Syr- ia’s entire chemical arsenal is to be eliminated by June 30. (AFP) TRAGEDY| Ship crash DAILY NATION Thursday February 6, 2014 2013 sixth hottest year, UN reports GENEVA, Wednesday Last year tied for the sixth hottest on record, confirming that Earth’s climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN’s weather agency said today. “The global temperature for the year 2013 is consistent with the long-term warming trend,” World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 19611990 average, the WMO said. Temperatures in both years were also 0.03 C (0.05 F) above the average from 2001-2010, which in turn was an extremely hot decade, with 2005 and 2010 topping the warming charts. Those two years saw temperatures about 0.55 C (1 F) above the long term average. Thirteen of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century, said the agency. Jarraud acknowledged that “the PHOTO | AFP Rescuers and officials walk next to a Spanish cargo ship which slammed into a dyke and split in two, injuring at least one sailor and raising concerns of a fuel leak, in Anglet, near the French port of Bayonne, yesterday. rate of warming is not uniform” in every country. Last year, for instance, was the hottest year on record in Australia, while the United States measured record highs in 2012. (AFP) SASINI LIMITED Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-second (62nd) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the members will be held at Kamundu Estate, Kiambu, on Friday 28th February 2014, at 11.30 a.m, for the following purposes: 1. To confirm the minutes of the Sixty first (61st) Annual General Meeting held on 22nd February 2013. 2. To receive, consider and if deemed fit, adopt the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30th September 2013 together with the reports thereon of the Directors and of the Auditors. 3. To confirm the interim dividend of 25% paid on 26th July 2013. 4. To elect the following Directors: I. Mr. M.J. Ernest, a Director retiring by rotation, who being eligible, offers himself for re-election. II. Mr. S. N. Merali, a Director retiring by rotation, who being eligible, offers himself for re-election. 5. To confirm the Directors’ emoluments. 6. To appoint KPMG Kenya as auditors for the ensuing year and authorize Directors to fix their remuneration. 7. Special Business To consider and if thought fit, pass the following resolution, as Special Resolution. Resolution That the Articles of Association of the Company be amended by the insertion of the following Article in order to comply with the requirements of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act: 124 (a) The Company shall, as required by the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act, deliver or pay to the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority any unclaimed assets including but not limited to shares and dividends in the Company presumed to be abandoned or unclaimed in law and any dividend remaining unclaimed beyond prescribed statutory periods and the Board may perform such acts as may be necessary to effect such delivery or payment. Upon such delivery or payment, the unclaimed assets shall cease to remain owing by the Company and the Company shall no longer be responsible to the Member or his or her estate, for the relevant unclaimed assets. 8. To transact any other business which may be transacted at an Annual General Meeting. By Order of the Board Mrs. Mary Rebecca Ekaya Company Secretary Nairobi 10th December 2013 Note. A member entitled to attend and vote at this meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote on his/her behalf, and such a proxy need not be a member of the Company.
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