Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) HY2012 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.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 results for the half year.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 Exchangelast_img read more

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Gando Teacher’s Housing / Kéré Architecture

first_imgArchitects: Kéré Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Gando Teacher’s Housing / Kéré Architecture CopyAbout this officeKéré ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBurkina FasoPublished on April 25, 2016Cite: “Gando Teacher’s Housing / Kéré Architecture ” 25 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Gando教师公寓/ Kéré建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Erik Jan OuwerkerkCLIENT:Schulbausteine fuer Gando / Gando Village CommunityCountry:Burkina FasoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erik-Jan OuwerkerkRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The teachers’ houses were designed to attract teachers out to the countryside, as well as to promote the use of earth as a sustainable and durable building material. The houses were realized as a series of adaptable modules, each of comparable size to the traditional round huts typically found in this region. Single modules can be combined in various ways into a larger composite whole. The simplicity of the design and minimal use of bought materials means that it can easily be adopted by the villagers. The six houses for teachers and their families are arranged in a wide arc to the south of the school complex. This curvilinear layout is not only beautiful but is also reminiscent of a traditional Burkinabé compound. The roofs are barrel vaults constructed from stabilized earth blocks. This construction method, previously unheard of in this region, makes use of local resources and is climatically efficient. To protect the building from rising damp, the 40cm thick adobe walls stand on a foundation of cast in-situ cement and granite stones. The villagers produced around 15,000 blocks, each 40x20x10cm, at a rate of between 600 and 1,000 a day.Save this picture!© Erik-Jan OuwerkerkA tie beam connecting the walls bears the roof load in each module. The roof is a layer of reinforced concrete poured in situ into a permanent shuttering of compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEBs). The roof heights alternate between 100cm and 150cm, therefore when they overlap a sickle-shaped opening is formed and serves as a means of ventilating the interior and providing daylight. Generous roof overhangs protect the walls from moisture. In traditional Burkinabé houses, a special type of thin loam rendering – mixed with vegetable juice and cow dung – is applied to the outer walls as a protective layer of about 3cm against weathering. Save this picture!PlanUnfortunately these components are of little use in the rainy season and attract termites which can eventually destroy the walls. In the teachers’ housing, the traditional organic components of the rendering were replaced with bitumen. The culmination of the building work is the tamping of the clay floor to create a smooth, homogeneous surface. The enthusiastic involvement of the people of Gando was the key to the success of this project. The villagers gained not only new skills but also a sense of responsibility, awareness and sensitivity to both the traditional and the innovative aspects of building.Save this picture!© Erik-Jan OuwerkerkProject gallerySee allShow lessInterview with Toshiko Mori: “Rather Than Working With Forms, We Work With Forces”InterviewsAfter Belonging Agency Announce Conference Speakers for the 2016 Oslo Architecture T…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Burkina FasoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  2004 ArchDaily CopyHousing•Burkina Faso Photographs Gando Teacher’s Housing / Kéré ArchitectureSave this projectSaveGando Teacher’s Housing / Kéré Architecture Area:  930 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk+ 7 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785956/gando-teachers-housing-kere-architecture Clipboard Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785956/gando-teachers-housing-kere-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Burkina Fasolast_img read more

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DMS offers free report on donor development programmes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2005 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statisticscenter_img The results, published in “On being a donor”, offer a guide to best practice and highlight areas for improvement.The publication is available at no charge from DMS.DMS previously carried out a study on welcome mailings and packs from charities, published as “Warm Welcomes”. DMS offers free report on donor development programmes Direct marketing and fundraising agency DMS has published a free report on the donor development programmes of over 60 major charities.The agency analysed over 300 donor mailings from the charities in terms of how it would feel as a supporter to receive them.The agency considered what charities ask donors to do, what options for support do they offer, how often do they contact donors, how do they create the ‘feel-good factor’, and how personal and relevant are the communications? Advertisementlast_img read more

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House of Lords Select Committee report calls for improvements to funding & regulation changes

first_img  112 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: #iofnc Charity Commission Funding governance NCVO regulation NCVO responseCommenting on the report, the NCVO said that it backed many of its own concerns, including allowing employees statutory time off to act as trustees.Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:‘We know the Charity Commission is under financial pressure, and that it is in charities’ interests to have a well-funded regulator. But the Lords have been unambiguous in saying that they do not think the Charity Commission have properly considered their plans to levy fees on charities. The Commission must now consider the questions of principle that the committee have raised before it launches into consultation on the detail of a charging scheme.”On the subject of trustees, Sir Etherington commented:“Putting trusteeship on a footing with other public duties by ensuring employers had to make allowances for trustees, as they would for school governors or magistrates, would raise its profile and help broaden the range of people able to contribute by volunteering as a trustee.”Association of Charitable Foundations’ responseCarol Mack, Chief Executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations, welcomed the “thorough investigation”. She said:“We are particularly pleased that the evidence given by ACF on the vital work of foundations, the importance of grant-funding and the desirability of supportive, enabling relations between charities, the government and the regulator have been so extensively acknowledged.“It is also important that the voice of funders themselves were heard. We urge government to consider fully the quoted evidence given by ACF members, as funders and social investors , on issues such as core funding, the pressure on services, the significance of small and medium sized charities and the role of foundations in building leadership.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has called for more funding, regulation changes, and stronger governance for charities in its report published today.The report, Stronger charities for a stronger society, recognises charities as “the eyes, ears and conscience of society” and voices grave concerns over the reduction in funding from the Treasury for the Commission and by proposals to charge charities an annual registration fee. Additionally, the report voices concerns that the anticipated loss of funding associated with leaving the EU will impact on smaller charities the most.To be sustainable in the future, the report argues that their contribution must be recognised by the Government, the regulator and by their beneficiaries. The Committee also argues that charities need more funding support to help them meet their core costs, and that grants must play a vital role.The importance of governance is highlighted in the report. The Committee supports updating the voluntary Governance Code and states in the report that charities must be certain that their governance is strong enough to enable them to face the future. It also recommends greater access to training opportunities amongst other practical measures to strengthen charity governance.In the report, the Committee also states its concerns that the Government has attempted to inhibit charities’ advocacy role and failed to consult the sector sufficiently on changes that could have a major impact on their activities. It calls on both the Government and the Charity Commission to engage more effectively with the charity sector in future and to ensure that regulations and guidance make clear that these are not intended to restrict charities’ vital campaigning and advocacy roles.More key findings:Both the Government and the Charity Commission should engage more effectively with the charity sector in future and ensure that regulations and guidance make clear that these are not intended to restrict charities’ campaigning and advocacy rolesThe report recommends that public bodies recognise the importance of charities enabling innovation and that commissioning arrangements should allow for this, such as through grants to test new ideas and by avoiding ‘overly-prescriptive’ contractual stipulations.The committee also backs extending the statutory duty for reasonable time off work that applies to magistrates and school governors to those who volunteer as charity trustees.Baroness Pitkeathley, Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, said:“Charities are the lifeblood of society. They play a fundamental role in our civil life and do so despite facing a multitude of challenges. Yet for them to continue to flourish, it is clear that they must be supported and promoted.“We found that charities lead the way with innovation, but that this is at risk of being stifled by the ‘contract culture’. And while advocacy is a sign of a healthy democracy, and is a central part of charities’ role, this role has been threatened by Government.“We hope that charities will be encouraged by this report; that the Government will respect their role; and that in addition it will value the connections charities have with all sections of society, and encourage the vital scrutiny they provide.” Advertisement Melanie May | 26 March 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. House of Lords Select Committee report calls for improvements to funding & regulation changes  111 total views,  3 views today “£200m loss” to charity sectorThe Independent features the Committee’s concerns about likely funding losses to the charity sector as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. It reports that “Brexit will deliver a £200m a year hit to charities unless the Government steps in to plug the gap, a parliamentary committee warns today.” Institute of Fundraising’s responseThe Institute of Fundraising has published its response to the report. It states:“There is a huge amount in this detailed report that we support and would like to see put into practice in the near future. In particular the opportunities presented from devolution processes and on improving grants and contracts are key points that should be progressed.“There is a big opportunity that has been largely overlooked in the report – the potential presented by more and better support to help smaller charities to fundraise. The link between the public and the causes they support goes to the heart of the charity sector. On average, For every £1 invested in fundraising, roughly £4 is received for good causes.  Much of the most innovative and cutting edge practice in the sector is led by charity fundraisers. And yet, some recent surveys show that fewer than one in four local charities and groups feel they have the skills needed to run a successful fundraising campaign.“So, in addition to the important measures in this report, we would like to see more from government, funding bodies and the charity sector itself to step up support for excellent fundraising to help smaller charities to flourish in the future.”last_img read more

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Court quashes defamation conviction on appeal, spares journalist jail time

first_img PeruAmericas Receive email alerts News to go further News “I have the feeling that justice has finally been done after the offensive launched against me,” provincial TV journalist Teobaldo Meléndez Fachín told Reporters Without Borders yesterday, referring to an appeal court ruling 10 days ago overturning his November conviction on a charge of “aggravated defamation.”The producer of the programme “Ribereña Noticias” for northeastern regional radio and TV station La Ribereña, Meléndez was given a three-year suspended prison sentence on 7 November with the proviso that he would have to serve the sentence if he failed to pay the 30,000 soles (11,000 dollars) in damages demanded by the plaintiff.The lawsuit was brought by Alto Amazonas province mayor Juan Daniel Mesía Camus over reports raising questions about contracts he had awarded to companies that financed his election campaign.“This is unquestionably a victory for freedom of information and we hail Meléndez’s tenacity in the face of all the pressure put on him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Will the hoped-for decriminalization of media offences finally be realized in the wake of this favourable ruling? We urge President Ollanta Humala to lose no more time in promulgating the criminal code amendment abolishing jail sentences for defamation, which congress passed in July 2011.”Another provincial TV and radio journalist, Paul Garay Ramírez, spent six months in prison in 2011 on a defamation charge.The favourable decision in the Meléndez case was issued on 19 March by a criminal high court in San Martín province, which overturned his conviction on the grounds that it found no “aggravating” circumstances and that insufficient evidence was produced to demonstrate the defamatory nature of Meléndez’s claims.Although relieved, Meléndez realizes that another criminal defamation action could be brought against him at any time. He said corruption is still widespread and it explains why politicians are so ready to sue journalists. It would also explain why the decriminalization of media offences is taking so long.Photo: La República PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court quashes defamation conviction on appeal, spares journalist jail time RSF_en Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elitescenter_img December 4, 2019 Find out more Organisation News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable April 1, 2020 Find out more China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Follow the news on Peru News February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Exec on Mortgage Servicing’s Digital Future

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae Exec on Mortgage Servicing’s Digital Future in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Legacy Technology 2019-12-13 Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Technology moves fast, and the servicing industry still has some catching up to do. Varma Penmatsa, VP-Digital Products, Fannie Mae, spoke with DS News about how innovation in the digital space is impacting mortgage servicing, as well as the challenges in implementing new technologies alongside legacy systems.”There is still a dependence on legacy frameworks,” Penmatsa said. “The way we solve that challenge is really cultural. How are we influencing the culture of the company and their associates to be able to have innovative mindsets?” December 13, 2019 2,164 Views Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Exec on Mortgage Servicing’s Digital Future  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Legacy Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Wells Fargo Names New COO Next: Is the Net-worth Sweep at the GSEs Constitutional? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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Taoiseach will go to White House on St Patrick’s Day if he’s invited

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter By News Highland – February 11, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img The Taoiseach says he will go to the White House on St Patrick’s Day if he’s invited.It’s unclear if Micheál Martin will get an invitation to meet the US President on the 17th of March, due to Covid 19.Bu he says he will go if asked:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/martinUS3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Taoiseach will go to White House on St Patrick’s Day if he’s invited Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleCovid-19: 9 further deaths, 253 new cases in NorthNext article‘More needs to be done’ to protect Entertainment industry News Highland last_img read more

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HR must lead way in rebuilding trust

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR must lead way in rebuilding trustOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today HR must help rebuild the psychological contract, which has been shattered byscandals such as Enron and WorldCom, the rising tide of pension fund disastersand the issue of ‘fat cat’ pay. Professor Richard Scase, speaking at Personnel Today’s HR Directors Club,said that HR must plays its part in re-establishing the trust which employeeshave lost in business. He told the audience of high-ranking HR professionals aboard HMS Belfastthat they must take the lead if their organisations are to compete in a changingworld. Scase told delegates they must work to become more strategic if they are tolead change. “At the moment HR is still seen as a support function. HR directorsmust be seen as essential to the decision-making process,” he said. HR must start thinking strategically by planning ahead about how to operatein the future business environment and about future employee profiles, said theUniversity of Kent management theorist. The HR Directors Club is supported by six sponsors offering services to theHR profession: Arinso, DDI, DBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PeopleSoft andXchanging. last_img read more

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Sweet Jesus: Nick Candy asks $241M for London penthouse

first_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Nick Candy and One Hyde Park (Getty, Wikimedia/Rob Deutscher/Flickr)London housing prices are expected to steadily rise in the coming years after having fallen during the pandemic. But developer Nick Candy isn’t waiting around to sell his massive penthouse at a sky-high price.Candy is asking 175 million pounds — or roughly $241 million — for his 18,000-square-foot unit in London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park complex in Knightsbridge, according to Bloomberg. Candy confirmed he was hunting for a buyer, citing a “huge surge” in demand for high-end properties in the British capital.The unit spans two floors with five bedrooms and a list of amenities that include a spa room, home theater, a champagne room, and a wine room with space for 750 bottles. The main suite’s bathroom is almost the size of a typical flat. It’s for sale with or without the furnishings.If sold near asking, the penthouse would be among the priciest residential deals ever in the U.K. Demand has been down somewhat in recent years for ultra-expensive real estate there because of rising taxes, but buyers with enough dough for nine-figure deals are still cutting them.Candy’s asking price seems astronomical, but he may be taking a cue from a future neighbor. Last month, hedge fund billionaire Suneil Setiya was said to be in talks to pay around $153 million for a 14,000-square-foot penthouse in the same building.Last year, Hong Kong-based billionaire Cheung Chung-Kiu paid around $262 million for a massive home in Knightsbridge. A penthouse at 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair sold for $185.5 million in the fall. And don’t forget Ken Griffin’s record-setting $238 million penthouse purchase at Vornado Realty Trust’s 220 Central Park South in Manhattan in 2019.[Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch LondonLuxury Real Estatelast_img read more

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Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma

first_img View post tag: Duma View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense Training & Education Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma Russian Government introduced a draft law “On State Defense Order” into the State Duma (lower chamber of Russian parliament), reports the government’s press service.“Deputy chairman of Military Industrial Committee at Russian Government Yury Borisov is appointed official governmental agent during consideration of the draft federal law by chambers of the Federal Assembly”, says the resolution endorsed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, reports Interfax.On Feb 22, presidium of the Russian Government adopted draft laws on the state defense order and defense industry development program, said Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin.“Today we approved the bill on defense order, and it will be introduced into parliamentary chambers. The second long-awaited and important document is draft law on defense industry development program”, Rogozin said at the briefing after the government’s session.According to him, the federal program deals with “considerable sums, up to 3 trillions rubles for modernization of machinery equipment and new technologies including the dual-use technology”. “This program is called to support those companies executing defense order till 2020, and in fact, to create new economy and new industrialization”, Rogozin added.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 09, 2012; Image: mil View post tag: draft View post tag: State View post tag: government View post tag: Introducescenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Order View post tag: Navy View post tag: law Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma View post tag: Russian March 9, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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