Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2012 presentation Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSunbird Tourism Limited is the largest hospitality chain in Malawi with seven hotels and resorts located in premier destinations, providing upmarket accommodation for business and leisure travellers. Sunbird Hotels also have meeting and conference facilities, catering for corporate and private functions. Sunbird Tourism Limited has four city hotels in three regions in Malawi, two lakeside resorts on Lake Malawi and a safari resort which is home to the Big 5. Hotels and resorts in its portfolio include Sunbird Capital Hotel, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Sunbird Mzuzu, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Sunbird Ku Chawe on the Zomba Plateau, Sunbird Lilongwe and Sunbird Thawale in the Majete Game Reserve. Restaurants and bars managed by Sunbird Tourism Limited include Vincent’s Restaurant and Bar, Picasso’s Brasserie and Grill and Pablo’s Lounge Bar. Sunbird Tourism Limited also operates a catering service division operating in three segments: airline, institutional and event catering. Sunbird Tourism Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
March 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm Doug Bankson TAGSCity Commission Seat #3Pastor Doug Bankson Previous articleNancy Reagan Dies at Age 94Next articleCar Fire at Apopka Walgreens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tenita Reid March 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Amen. Mr. Bankson, your wife is so dedicated to you, she has been out in the hot sun, and campaigning for you so hard. I have seen you riding around town in a nice shiny Cadillac, while she is out there working so diligently. Your very sweet pretty wife deserves a nice dinner date out on the town! That was you in the Cadillac, right? Question for you: If you are elected, do you want me to address you as Pastor Bankson, or Commissioner Bankson??? I want to get it right. I forgot to mention, I believe we can have all these things and more, I just don’t want to run up the community credit card to do so. I believe there are some sensible ways to partner together to accomplish these things. Reply March 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm March 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm March 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm Thanks for asking Carol. There are three levels of responsibility for the city, safety, infrastructure, and investment. The statement, “that which benefits all equally” includes parks and beautification which are necessary for attracting business and promoting our own. I like to say there are two ditches on each side of the road. I discussed this more at length in the interview but they can’t put everything in. We don’t want to be the person who spends into deep debt, but neither do we want to be the person who does impoverished Ina mattress of money. The balance is set by the people of Apopka. We should be proactive in that which causes the city to be positioned for prosperity and leadership. Balance is the key. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Doug BanksonCandidate Feature – Doug Bankson (Challenger for Seat #3)Doug Bankson is a busy man. He is the Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach; he is a Board Member for The Apopka Chamber of Commerce and The John Land Trust. He is a member of The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, The Apopka Ministerial Alliance, and a Chaplain for The Apopka Police Department.Oh, and he’s running for Seat #3 of the City Commission against incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth and challenger Alice Nolan.This may seem like an overwhelming amount of responsibility, but for Bankson it’s answering the call of his community.“I feel the challenge to reach out in a new way in our community and serve in a new capacity,” he said. “I love our city and want to preserve its grace while encouraging its growth. Having lead our church from a handful to hundreds, and establishing a ministry that employs over 35 employees while balancing a budget and sustaining growth, I believe I am qualified to be an advocate for Apopka. I know why I’m in it and I think the time is right.”Bankson brings a combination of skills to his campaign and potentially to the City Commission. He is plain spoken, but able to talk at length on topics. He is polished, but authentic. He is on-message and disciplined, but warm. He is conservative in his approach to politics, and guided by the Constitution in his approach to government, even as it applies to Apopka.“Government has a very specific and defined role,” he said. “Safety, infrastructure, and what benefits everyone equally. Beyond that it gets to quality of life. For that we have to go to our boss and ask do you want us to spend money on that?”And in Bankson’s opinion, the people of Apopka are the boss.Bankson uses the Visioning Apopka meeting as an example of what the government should and should not do.“There are a lot of things being talked about in the visioning process, and that’s absolutely necessary. We have to have a clear vision. And getting that vision from the people. That’s a good process. They’re our employer. My only concern in the visioning process is that it’s creating in people’s minds an expectation we’re going to have this and we’re going to have that and my question is ‘how are we going to pay for it?’ Not that we shouldn’t have all of those things. But to me government has a very specific and defined role – safety, infrastructure, and what benefits everyone equally.”His position on the City Center is one of pragmatic patience, despite the pressure the City Council might feel.“We can’t go back in history and un-buy the property. And sadly it was bought at the height of the market. Now the market is what it is. So we are where we are. However I am concerned we might rush into a deal that may create other problems. There’s a certain pressure on the City Council – particularly on the mayor. He ran on bringing these things here. And he is working hard to make this happen. So there is a pressure on him.”Bankson has maintained he wants to run a positive campaign, free of personal attacks. He wants to “run in his own lane” as he calls it. He sees himself as part of the solution to the division taking shape in Apopka over the last two years.“People have their dukes up. And I mean all throughout a range of society whether it’s the moral issues or the fiscal issues. We need to approach it in the right manner. The right tone. I’m concerned right now for Apopka. We’re going through a transition, and we’ll get through it, but there’s a lot of nastiness. There’s distrust. I see what’s going on right now and I think I can be a part of the solution. You have to give people the room to vent a little bit. But we need to do it in a proper decorum on the City level.”Even when describing one of his opponents, Commissioner Sam Ruth, he looks for common ground rather than contrast.“We both come from a similar philosophy in certain things. We’re not extremely different in philosophical ways. So at that point it’s the experience I bring to the table. I’m a unifying factor. We’re all on the same team going out for the same position. And the people are the coach making that decision. All three of us are on the same team. And I genuinely like both of them, but I think I have something to bring to the table that will serve the city well.”And while Bankson draws similarities with Ruth, he has concerns with the language coming out of the City Council in regards to taxes, spending and reserves.“I think the goal is to keep taxes relatively low, but I think our reserves, our assets and our low tax rate are being looked at in a way to get a lot of things that they want. But for me I would have to know the people are telling me ‘yes raise my taxes because I want these things’ before I did that. Secondly let’s work with the private sector to get these things.”His opinion on hiring an economic development director are also at odds with the current administration. He prefers to draw from local resources and private business.“I would’ve put the brakes on it a little bit. I think we’re missing an opportunity to work with the Chamber of Commerce. I’ve seen the Chamber move forward and endeavor to lead in the economic development of Apopka. Let’s work within the community and not put on another salary if we don’t have to.” Reply March 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 If the role of government is so limited the according to his view we won’t be getting any of the amenities that people I have heard from are wanting. No skate park or splash pad and I assume would extend to any events the city has brought to the amphitheater. Also, to reject the notion of an economic development ditrector at the city and to look to the chamber is preposterous. We need a consistent voice from the city that is able to work directly with the city staff and the people. We have been waiting for the chamber to step up for years and it hasn’t happened. Those involved at the chamber like it their way and most of them do not even reside in the City limits of Apopka. Wake up folks, this is not the person for the job! Doug Bankson Doug Bankson Please enter your comment! Thanks Dex. It’s unfortunate that all of our conversation couldn’t be reported because I think it would have alleviated some of your fears. I’m not against any necessary position including EDC, I’m simply suggesting that we utilize all our strengths and then what we can’t do we look outside of the box. I do believe it’s time to move past some old dynamics and personal issues, and I believe the desire to do so is there when it comes to EDC and the chamber. It’s time to get past old lines of division and work together for the common good. I believe I can help bring that to pass and will endeavor to do so. Reply Dexter Chase Carol You are so right and we are looking forward to a few days away. You’ve probably seen my stop by to check on her and then most of my time has been going door to door to meet with the people. We are a team, and I owe her my undying love and gratitude.As far as titles, nothing is required. If I’m honored to serve I remain a citizen as well. Please enter your name here Reply March 8, 2016 at 7:19 am Doug Bankson 7 COMMENTS I would like to know if this means no beautification of city areas, closing down parks, stopping athletic events as these are non-infrastructure or public safety functions. And what about the development staff who insures adherence to a comprehensive, outdated as it may be, would they be let go?
China’s Elevated Transit BusAny meaningful efforts to limit carbon dioxide emissions, the main cause of global warming, must deal with the issue of public transportation. According to a recent study by Environmental Defense, U.S. automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally. Yet little is being done in this country to upgrade, or even maintain, the mass transit systems that people need if they are to cut back on using cars.Where is the great spirit of innovation and commitment to overhaul the infrastructure that is so needed to deal with the monumental problem of global warming? It is certainly not in the U.S., where politicians beholden to the ruling class commit trillions of the public’s money to the empire’s far-flung military and repressive police — and peanuts to mass transit.But take a look at the other side of the globe and there is hope. In China, a country just a few generations ago mired in poverty, the government has committed vast sums to the development of a modern, energy-efficient infrastructure.Here is just one small example of what China is doing to improve transportation and combat global warming.The Transit Elevated BusSome six years ago the concept of the Transit Elevated Bus was first made public. This Aug. 2, a prototype of the TEB was tested in the city of Qinhuangdao in northern China. It will take another year of tweaking before the buses will be introduced in other cities, but already the TEB is considered a success.The Transit Elevated Bus is an entirely new concept. It not only moves many more people than traditional buses, but it can relieve congestion in other ways, too. The bus actually straddles two lanes of traffic, so cars can flow under it as the bus stops for passengers. It is very large: 72 feet long and 26 feet wide, and the mid-portion sits 16 feet above the roadway. Each bus can hold 1,200 people — 40 times the capacity of older buses. The bus stops are elevated and the bus runs on a track. It is powered by municipal electricity and solar power, thus adding much less CO2 to the atmosphere than other forms of transportation.Basically, this bus does what subways and elevated trains do — relieves surface congestion — but at a much lower cost. Especially when a city already exists, it is enormously difficult and expensive to dig out the miles of underground passages needed for a subway. Installing the additional infrastructure for the TEB — tracks along the side of the road and raised bus stops — is a much simpler job. The company building the TEB says that while the average cost of subway construction is $100 million per kilometer, the TEB will cost one-fifth that.Imperialist arrogance and racismThe capitalist rulers of Europe and the U.S. have prided themselves on their countries’ scientific-technological development and innovation. Even more than that, they have promoted a racist, classist view of the rest of the world to justify their predatory and violent chase after raw materials and cheap labor. The Chinese people have not forgotten the days when, in the Western-controlled areas of their port cities, signs went up reading “No dogs and Chinese allowed.”Imperialist, capitalist arrogance still exists, but a century of anti-colonial and pro-socialist uprisings and revolutions has exploded the myth of Western superiority.When a country like China can raise 800 million people out of poverty in one generation and at the same time develop a cutting-edge scientific-technological infrastructure, it’s time to give credit where credit is due — to China’s great revolution, led by communists, that liberated the world’s most populous country from imperialist domination and created a state capable of organizing the country’s resources to take on the greatest challenges of the modern era.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 The Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) hosted the 3rd Annual Speech Scholarship Contest, Co-Founded by Donald P. Schweitzer, current PBA president, and Steven Yee, 2011 PBA president on May 9, 2013 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.The contest invited high school students throughout Los Angeles County to participate for a chance to win the $5,000 scholarship for the first-place winner.The event co-founders, Donald P. Schweitzer and Steven Yee, designed the event by embodying the PBAâ€™s mission of professional development and improvement, and paired it with the goal of inspiring the communityâ€™s youth who have a passion for speech and debate. The tournament provides students with an opportunity to perform under the review of the communityâ€™s top lawyers, judges, leaders and dignitaries.“Iâ€™ve always had a passion for public speaking, speech and debate, so when Steven Yee and I were challenged a few years ago to come up with an exciting theme for the annual PBA Law Day, we thought well why not involve the youth, make it competitive and fun, and give them an opportunity to shine in front of some of Pasadenaâ€™s dignitaries,â€ said Donald P. Schweitzer, PBA president and founder & partner of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer.The final round, in which two high school students: Jessica Demasi and Abel DeCastro competed head-to-head in front of more than 150 of the areas top lawyers, leaders, and dignitaries, including Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey took place in the PBA’s Annual Law Day Luncheon at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.Jessica Demasi (17), a second time competitor in the PBA Speech Scholarship contest and a senior at Maranatha High school, took 1st place and a $5,000 scholarship! Abel DeCastro (16), a junior at Arcadia High School, took the 2nd place prize of a $2,000 scholarship.For more information about the Pasadena Bar Association, visitÂ www.pasadenabar.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Subscribe Business News center column 2 Pasadena Bar Association Hosts 3rd Annual Speech Scholarship Contest Jessica Demasi (17), a second time competitor in the PBA Speech Scholarship contest and a senior at Maranatha High school, took 1st place and a $5,000 scholarship! Abel DeCastro (16), a junior at Arcadia High School, took the 2nd place prize of a $2,000 scholarship. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 13, 2013 | 1:20 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Top Stories’Really Moved’ : SC Says After Sr Adv Ranjit Kumar Refuses To Accept Rs 50 Lakhs For Service As Amicus [Read Order] Nilashish Chaudhary25 Aug 2020 7:30 AMShare This – xHaving considered former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar’s services as Amicus Curiae for over two decades in the MC Mehta case, the Supreme Court today directed the Delhi Government to pay him Rs 50 lakh.The Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra recorded its appreciation for the work done by not only by Kumar, but also for Mr. ADN Rao, Ms. Aparajita Singh and Ms. Anitha Shenoy. The Court ordered…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHaving considered former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar’s services as Amicus Curiae for over two decades in the MC Mehta case, the Supreme Court today directed the Delhi Government to pay him Rs 50 lakh.The Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra recorded its appreciation for the work done by not only by Kumar, but also for Mr. ADN Rao, Ms. Aparajita Singh and Ms. Anitha Shenoy. The Court ordered the Government of NCT of Delhi to pay each of them a sum of Rs. 25 lakhs each for diligently assisting the Bench in the case that has taken up a multiplicity of environment related issues over the years.Though the payment is to be adjusted against municipal corporations, the Court asked the Government of NCT of Delhi to make such payment due to the financial constraints being faced by the Corporation.”We deem it fit to direct the payment of Rs. 50 Lakhs to Sh. Ranjit Kumar and Rs. 25 Lakhs each to Sh. A.D.N. Rao, Smt. Aparajita Singh and Smt Anita Shenoy, learned Amicus Curiae. It will be without prejudice to their further adjusting this amount by way of raising the claim, as ordered by this Court, with the concerned Municipal Corporations. Let the Govt. of NCT of Delhi make the payment as the financial constraint is being faced by the Municipal Corporations” -Ordered the Bench.However, senior advocate Ranjit Kumar refused to accept the payment.In light of this gesture, the Court recorded its appreciation and went on to direct that the payment need not be made to Kumar.Moved by Ranjit Kumar’s efforts as an Amicus, and his graciousness in not accepting payment, the Apex Court expressed its appreciation in the Order as follows-“We feel that Sh. Ranjit Kumar, learned Amicus Curiae, has rendered selfless services with total devotion to the public cause, he should be adequately honoured at least, so we appreciate the humane services and valuable guidance given by Sh. Ranjit Kumar to the Court by way of his thorough preparation in the matter and he is a valuable asset to this case. He has contributed to the betterment of the environment and other aspects to the best of his ability and capacity. Though we have ordered the payment of Rs. 50 Lakhs to Sh. Ranjit Kumar, but he has declined to receive any payment. Hence, the amount not to be paid. We appreciate his gesture which has really moved us.”The Court, in its Order has further directed the Delhi government to make the requisite payments within 2 months.Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Story
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(iStock)After hitting all-time lows in the middle of 2020, broker confidence is rebounding, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s latest quarterly survey of industry professionals.Overall, REBNY’s broker confidence index was at 4.35 out of 10 in the fourth quarter of 2020, a 41 percent increase from the low point of 3.08 in the previous quarter. While that’s a notable improvement, it’s still a sharp decrease from the same period in 2019, when the index was at 6.87.“Broker confidence rebounding at the end of 2020 illustrates that the industry has an increasingly positive view that we can overcome the immediate challenges we face, including vaccinating all New Yorkers, getting New Yorkers back to work and boosting our economy,” REBNY president James Whelan said in a statement. He cited the need for more rapid testing and a speedier vaccination roll-out as crucial to getting the market back to normal.ADVERTISEMENTWhile brokers are generally feeling more optimistic, there are differences in the commercial and residential sectors. Overall commercial broker confidence remains quite low, at 2.89 out of 10, a 60 percent drop from the same time last year.And while brokers’ confidence in the market six months from now has improved slightly — the index is at 3.68, compared to 2.72 in the previous quarter — there are still issues that keep them from feeling too optimistic.Read moreBroker confidence hits all-time low: REBNY“A garbage year”: The state of Manhattan’s luxury resi market in 2020Booster shot: NYC real estate sees salvation in vaccine Email Address* Full Name* “There are too many moving variables at the moment — Covid, economic recovery, stimulus, NYC elections — to have any confidence in the market performance,” one commercial broker told REBNY. The slow vaccine rollout in New York, eviction moratoriums and the sluggish retail market were problems cited by other brokers.Residential brokers, in comparison, are feeling better about the state of the sector. The confidence index for residential agents is at 5.81, which is only a 20 percent decline from the same period in 2019. And residential brokers are feeling more confident about the market six months from now; that index is at 6.45, a 50 percent jump from the previous quarter.“There has been a spike in activity over the past few weeks, where the reasonably well-priced properties that have been sitting are now seeing significant activity and even getting multiple offers,” one residential broker told REBNY. “There seems to be a sense that the worst is over, and that things will begin to improve in the market over the coming months.”Contact Amy Plitt TagsCommercial Real EstateREBNYResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
Fossil wood has been used extensively as a paleocurrent indicator, and published evidence suggests that it may be aligned either parallel or perpendicular to a unidirectional current. Flume experiments on deposition of waterlogged wood show that most fragments are aligned parallel to the current. For fragments with a high degree of symmetry, however, a perpendicular orientation is possible. The dominant factors in controlling the orientation of wood fragments appear to be current velocity, fragment shape and fragment size.