The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( Q32017 Presentation

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (  2017 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( 2019 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2019 presentation Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img

Tadvest Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgTadvest Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Tadvest Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tadvest Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tadvest Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileTadvest Limited is a private investment holding company that seeks to invest in attractive, high yielding cash generative assets such as companies both in the pre-Initial Public Offering stage and also the listed ones. The assets that the company is interested in mainly fall within the categories of industrials, consumer goods, commercial and residential property. Tadvest Limited is listed on both the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the Namibian Stock Exchange.last_img

Main St. Arts Festival provides something for everyone

first_imgKickball tournament raises money to kick out cancer ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Previous articleArtists relish opportunity at Main St.Next articleTwo TCU students arrested after fatal car crash Jake Foote RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Fit Worth Corporate Challenge encourages fitness in the community Jake Foote UIL recognizing cheerleading as a sport, adhering to stricter concussion guidelines Facebook Jake Foote Jake Foote Twitter Jake Foote Linkedin Linkedin Twitter GOP voters in Tarrant County set record for first-day voter turnout Facebook Jake Foote Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday printPeople sprawled up and down Main Street this weekend to enjoy the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival.For 30 years, the Main St. Arts Festival has provided the people of Fort Worth with an opportunity to experience a one-mile stretch of art, food and music.This year, the festival hosted 215 artists who specialized in a variety of different art forms, including sculpture, painting, photography, woodcarving, glasswork, jewelry, fiber and multimedia.All different types of artistic expression were on display, ranging from Rube Goldberg machines to comic book cover representations of famous American historical figures.Most of the art on display was for sale, and art collectors could take this opportunity to find new pieces to add to their collection or discover a new favorite artist.Music also played a large role in this year’s festival. Headliners such as Tito Puente, Jr. and Green River Ordinance performed in Sundance Square and provided patrons with ambient sound.Paired with the beautiful weather, the music created a relaxing scene where festival-goers could sit down, relax and enjoy the wide variety of food and drink options that the festival had to offer.Both were available to patrons through the purchase of festival coupons, which cost $1 each.Coupons could also be used to participate in different arts and crafts activities in Main Street Creates. Geared toward children, this area of the festival provided the opportunity for kids to have fun with balloon animals, sand art, face painting and a rock wall.Near Main Street Creates, street performers stole the show as hordes of people crowded around to watch “The Unicycle of Death” and other exciting performances.The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival has been “The Art and Soul of Texas” for the past 30 years, and this weekend, it gave the people of Fort Worth a chance to experience art and culture in a variety of ways.last_img read more

Karachi judge refuses to release two L’Express journalists on bail

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News PakistanAsia – Pacific A Karachi judge denied bail to French reporter Marc Epstein and photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau. They were taken handcuffed to Karachi prison. The authorities are still refusing to provide any information about Khawar Mehdi Rizvi. April 21, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) deplored today’s decision by a Karachi judge to deny bail to French journalists Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau who, after appearing before the judge, were taken handcuffed to Karachi prison to await trial on charges of visiting the western Quetta region without permission.The Pakistani authorities are also still refusing to provide any information about Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, the Pakistani journalist who was working for Epstein and Guilloteau as their fixer and interpreter. Rizvi has been held in an undisclosed location since 16 December.Reporters Without Borders said it regretted the fact that the Pakistani authorities were taking no account of the statements made by the two French journalists and their lawyer. Epstein and Guilloteau simply crossed the Quetta region in order to enter Afghanistan and report on the activities of Taliban groups there.”Everyone knows that armed groups opposed to the Kabul government are active on the other side of the frontier,” the organisation said in a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali. “We regret that the Islamabad government impose this kind of sanction on foreign journalists who are just doing their job of providing information on this issue,” the organisation added, calling for the release of all three journalists.Nafees Siddiqi, the lawyer acting for Epstein and Guilloteau, said he would appeal to the Sindh High Court on 22 December against Judge Nuzhat Ara Hakvi’s refusal to release them on bail. Epstein (picture), a reporter, and Guilloteau, a photographer, work for the French news weekly L’Express. As a result of crossing the Quetta region without special permission, they are accused of violating the Foreigners Act of 1946 and face up to three years in prison.Together with their fixer Rizvi, they were returning from the Kandahar region of southern Afghanistan where they had been preparing a report on Taliban activities. Epstein told the judge that Pakistan would not have appeared in their report for L’Express.Rizvi has been held since 16 December in an unknown location in Karachi by the Federal Intelligence Agency. Rizvi’s name is not mentioned in Epstein’s and Guilloteau’s First Information Report (FIR) although he was working for them. Rizvi’s brother said in a press release yesterday that he had been trying for five days to get information about him and he expressed concern and protest about his “disappearance.”The Pakistani authorities accuse Rizvi of helping the L’Express team prepare a false report designed to discredit Pakistan’s international image. The newspaper Jang reported yesterday that an employee of a Rawalpindi mosque had also been arrested for “complicity” with Rizvi. News RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan News December 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Karachi judge refuses to release two L’Express journalists on bail to go further Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

PERRYMAN: Eighth time’s the charm in NAFTA negotiations

first_img PERRYMAN: Eighth time’s the charm in NAFTA negotiations Facebook Twitter Facebook Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. So far, there have been seven rounds of negotiations among the United States, Mexico and Canada trying to agree on an update to NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), which was originally passed and signed into law in late 1993.Many things have changed since that time, most notably the emergence of the digital economy and all that it entails and the energy policies of the three nations, and there are good reasons to revisit the structure of the more-than-25-year-old agreement.Let’s hope the eighth round of NAFTA negotiations is the one where major breakthroughs occur, because the economic stakes are high. I have been active in this process for more than a quarter of a century, and there are few economic issues with more at stake for Texas.As I have noted before, basic economic trade theory, which is supported by centuries of observation and practice, posits that countries can improve their overall wellbeing through engaging in trade. The theory at its most simplistic assumes that there are two countries with varying skill sets and resources and two goods which are to be produced and consumed.While it can be feasible for a country to produce all that it needs of both goods on its own, it is likely that the other country can produce one of the goods more easily, cheaply and/or efficiently due to its specific skill and resource mixture. In fact, even if one country can produce both goods more efficiently than the other, there will be a difference in the degree of relative benefit, giving rise to a comparative advantage even for a country with no absolute advantage.Trade agreements can enhance prosperity by decreasing costs of importing and exporting and, thus, encouraging additional trade. For example, a number of studies have found that NAFTA has had a significant and positive impact on the economies of the countries involved. This result is consistent with expectations, as the widely varying characteristics of the three nations give rise to numerous opportunities to further optimize various comparative advantages in production and distribution.In 2016, U.S. merchandise exports totaled nearly $1.5 trillion in 2016, while imports were valued at over $2.2 trillion according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The primary destinations for U.S. exports are Canada and Mexico, followed by China, Japan and the United Kingdom. China is the primary origin for U.S. imports, followed by Mexico, Canada, Japan and Germany. China, Mexico and Canada combined account for 42.2 percent of exports and 47.4 percent of imports, making these nations by far the most important trading partners for the United States.While trade with Mexico and Canada comprises a significant portion of the merchandise exports from and imports into the United States, Mexico has an even larger dependence on the United States as a trading partner. According to the Secretaría de Economía in Mexico, Mexican exports totaled $373.9 billion and imports were $387.1 billion in 2016. Of that amount, 80.9 percent of Mexico’s exports go to the United States, while the remaining largest trading partners (Canada, China, Germany and Japan) have comparatively small totals. Similarly, 46.4 percent of Mexico’s imports originate in the United States, though China is another significant source for imports with 18.0 percent, followed by Japan, Germany and Korea. Around 11.0 percent of imports come from the European Union, with Germany being the largest single trading partner from that area with 3.6 percent of imports.We recently studied the trade relationships among United States and Mexico border states as part of a comprehensive study of the potential benefits of enhancing economic integration (more on that study and its results at a later date). Trade between the United States and Mexico has grown substantially during the past decades, more than doubling since 1999 and increasing by 15.7 percent since 2011, according to BEA data. Trade in goods and services between the United States and Mexico totaled $586.9 billion in 2016. The bulk of that amount was merchandise trade ($530.2 billion or 90.4 percent), while trade in services equaled $56.6 billion (9.6 percent).U.S. exports to Mexico were $261.9 billion in 2016 and were primarily capital goods (with the exception of automotive parts) and industrial supplies and materials. Imports from Mexico into the United States were valued at $325.0 billion in 2016; the largest categories were automotive vehicles, parts, engines and other capital goods.The border-region economy is large and growing. The 10 U.S. and Mexican states along the border generate trillions in economic activity each year. In fact, we estimated that annual business activity in the 10-state area includes nearly $9.1 trillion in expenditures, $4.4 trillion in gross product and $2.7 trillion in personal income. (Note that expenditures in this context measure the total volume of economic exchange that occurs in a given period, while gross product is parallel to the widely reported gross domestic product (value-added) series. Personal income is income which flows to individuals, and includes wages and salaries as well as rents, interest and other sources of income.)We also looked at the potential to increase trade among the states in the region. Our analysis indicates estimated total export potential from the 10-state area of nearly $2.3 trillion, while net import requirements for the region total more than $1.4 trillion. In other words, in spite of the deep ties (both social and economic) between the two nations and among the states, there is more than room for further interaction. To the extent that NAFTA’s new update can improve the integration of these economies, both nations will realize economic gains.The social and economic ties across the U.S.-Mexico border are strong, with large numbers of people and volumes of products crossing back and forth between the nations on a daily basis. The notable differences in costs and other characteristics between the two nations create a situation where international trade can flourish, with benefits for both countries. As we look ahead to NAFTA negotiation round eight, it is hoped that it will bring a deal that works for all of North America. There has been some progress in prior rounds, but maybe the eighth time will be the charm. By admin – April 1, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleBBB: How to choose the right summer camp for your childNext articleHART: It’s going to be a Stormy summer admin Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Spotify annonce l’ajout d’un nouveau membre au sein de son conseil d’administration

first_img Mona Sutphen Local NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Spotify annonce l’ajout d’un nouveau membre au sein de son conseil d’administration Pinterest Facebook Facebookcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleOAT022021 Steven Wright.jpgNext articleSpotify annuncia l’aggiunta di un nuovo membro in seno al proprio Consiglio di amministrazione Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img

Donegal gardai will focus on seat belt compliance over May holiday weekend

first_img Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDonegal beaches pass EPA inspections, but some e-coli found in RathmullanNext articleGum Litter Taskforce to be launched in Letterkenny News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardaí in Donegal are calling on motorists to drive safely over the Bank Holiday weekend.So far two people have been killed on Donegal roads so far this year, that’s a 50% increase on the same period last year.Nationally, 13 more people lost their lives on Irish roads in the first four months of 2013.Head of the Garda Traffic Corps, Inspector, Michael Harrsion says there’s a particular focus this weekend on the wearing of seatbelts….[podcast][/podcast] News Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ Donegal gardai will focus on seat belt compliance over May holiday weekend RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest By News Highland – May 3, 2013 last_img read more

TMP Worldwide Award for innovation in recruitment and retention

first_imgThis award recognises effective approaches to selection, recruitment andretention of employees. The judge has looked for successful approaches todeveloping and motivating staff and for innovative ways of  attracting the right applicants to theorganisation. New methods of recruitment, measuring and assessing capabilityand performance, career management, succession planning and competency testinghave all been relevant to this category. The judge has also looked for evidenceof competitive advantage gained.Category JudgePeter Reilly is an associate director of the Institute of EmploymentStudies, responsible for HR research and consultancy. He leads the Institute’sreward and performance management work programme, and is a major contributor toits HR planning and resourcing work. Prior to joining IES, Reilly had a 16-yearcareer with Shell Oil, where he held various HR posts in the UK and abroad GAPRecruitment and training teamAbout the company Gap Inc is an international retailer offering clothing, accessories andpersonal care products for men, women, children and babies. It has 165,000staff working in 4,200 stores in the UK, US, Canada, France, Japan and Germany The challenge To develop and execute a recruitment tool that reflects the Gap brand andstore requirements, and links the customer brand to the employee brand What the company did – Replaced competency-based interviews with shop-floor assessments – Introduced awareness exercises to test candidates’ appreciation of theretail environment – Self-motivation exercise to assess personal drive and passion for retail – Communication test to find the best role for the staff member – Tests to find natural ability and passion for selling Benefits and achievements – Retention increased from 32 per cent to 80 per cent – Productivity increased to between 25 and 180 per cent above the storeaverage – 60 per cent of managers recruited from sales associates in 2001 Peter Reilly says: “The company has developed an innovative approach tosales associate recruitment. It is striking in the way that it uses its ownexperienced sales associates to assess candidates’ aptitude for retail work andsuitability for the GAP environment. It has led to better retention andproductivity among the recruiters and the recruited.” The teamNo. in team 23 in HR team, 6 in recruitment and training teamStaff responsible for 5,600 Steve Finlan Vice-president HR EuropeVanessa Evans Recruitment and training managerSarah Larner Recruitment officerYvette Winteringham Recruitment officerTina Earnshaw Training officerKaren Moseley Training officerMerseyside Fire ServiceHR departmentAbout the company Merseyside Fire Service has 26 fire stations in a geographical area thatstretches from the boundaries of Cheshire to Southport and St Helens. More than1.4 million people live within this area The challenge To meet Home Office targets for the recruitment of ethnic minority andfemale firefighters into the UK Fire Service What the company did – Analysed other recruitment campaigns to devise appropriate strategy – Appointed community firefighters to build contacts in local ethniccommunities – Created a working party of firefighters, ethnic minorities and femaleemployees – Held awareness days to give people an idea of the entry standards required– Advertised through agency who specialise in attracting women and ethnicminorities Benefits and achievements – A course of 20 new trainees started in April 2002, of which there werethree females and six from minority groups. This represents a 100 per centincrease in workforce representation of both groups – Four further females and one ethnic minority male were due to take theirplace on the second trainee course in August Peter Reilly says: “This is an imaginative attempt to improve thediversity of the Fire Service’s workforce. Especially noteworthy, has been thelinks it has made with the community and the pre-recruitment training programmeoffered to academically disadvantaged groups. Its targeted advertising broughtin a sub-stantial number of applicants and led to their best ever recruitmentoutcomes.” The teamNo. in team 39 in HR team, 7 in recruitment teamStaff responsible for 1,700Paul Gallagher Head of People ServicesNick Mernock Personnel managerColin Murphy Recruit course managerKaren Holmes Clerical officerTony Williams Equal opportunities officerRichard Farrall Personnel officerCarl Jones ClerkVenturaHR recruitmentAbout the company Ventura provides outsourced customer contact centre solutions for firms likeO2, Woolwich Building Society, Amerada, Kingfisher Group, Northern Rock andFreeserve. It has more than 30 years’ experience and is based in Leeds andRotherham The challenge To raise awareness of Ventura and create a positive image of the contactcentre industry in the region, and widen the catchment area. Also, to breakdown the transport barrier to recruitment and improve staff retention What the company did – Formed cross-functional team with PR, operations, marketing and the printand fulfilment team – Established links with local community action group and employmentservices – Direct mail campaign to 60,000 households – Sponsored local transport initiatives – Introduced transport service for staff, mirroring key shift patterns Benefits and achievements – 464 employees recruited within two months – Average recruitment costs of £178 per head – 40 per cent increase in replies from people covered by the transport initiative– Filled 3,500 jobs regionally Peter Reilly says: “Recruitment and retention is always difficult inthe contact centre business. Ventura approached its problems in a very focusedway. Through community links, direct mailing and a promotional video, thecompany accessed a wide population in a successful recruitment campaign.Addressing transport problems has helped both recruitment and retention.” The teamNo. in team 42 in HR team, 3 in recruitment and training teamStaff responsible for 3,510 Jo Sweeting Recruitment managerYvonne Murphy Recruitment team leaderEmma Audsley Recruitment administratorBob Johnson Recruitment administratorAnne Logden Recruitment administratorClaire Medlam Recruitment administratorThe sponsorsWithoffices in 25 countries, TMP Worldwide recruits a very wide range of people andhas an in-depth understanding of global companies. With more than 7,000employees, TMP Worldwide understands local markets. The organisation offers acomprehensive package of services and products for the HR professional. Allunder one roof.  Learn more at Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. 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St Anne’s Ball cancelled

first_imgSt. Annes ‘Carnival’ themed ball, set to take place this February, has been postponed due to ticket sale problems.After a week of impassioned debate about the ball’s viability, St. Anne’s JCR Committee and Ball Committee released a joint statement that the ball would be postponed for a year. St. Anne’s ball is triennial, so finalists were particularly dismayed to hear that they would miss out on having a ball in college.On Saturday of 5th Week, the 10th November, the JCR Committee decided by 12 votes to 3 to withdraw financial support for the ball. The JCR committee had voted the day before, but repeated the meeting due to a lack of Ball Committee representation and the absence of minutes for the first meeting. The announcement of the decision at a JCR meeting resulted in a call for a referendum to be held on Thursday of 6th week, calling for the JCR to again underwrite the ball. The referendum was withdrawn on Tuesday.Concerns about the financial viability of the ball first arose in 3rd week of Michaelmas. A statement from the JCR Committee listed reasons for the decision including, “Tickets had not been put on sale, increasing the risk of having to underwrite the ball … A number of missed opportunities to combine active marketing with ticket sales … A lack of significant contact with St. Anne’s MCR.” The statement draws attention to the fact that tickets could not be sold at Freshers’ Fair or the ball launch, explaining, “This was due to the fact that an entertainment license for both guests and music was received only last Wednesday.”The financial risk of underselling was highlighted by the statement, “Underselling by 100 tickets would require the JCR to underwrite £8,500 in payments; equivalent to its budget for this year.” The cost of postponing the ball was predicted to be £700.Helen Robb, a finalist at St. Anne’s, said, “Our JCR budget is notoriously tight, and if there was a potential cost to the JCR which could have damaged budgets for welfare, charities, events, or any of the other JCR provisions, then it’s right that the ball was postponed. I think there was a divide over whether or not the JCR should have backed the ball, with some third year finalists annoyed not to be having a college ball during their time here.” Though there was noticeably more outcry amongst finalists, there were mixed opinions within year groups as well. Cai Wilshaw observed that “Our JCR meeting last Sunday descended into essentially what was a shouting match between the 2nd and 3rd years. Most freshers at the meeting had no opinion either for or against the ball being deferred. I had a few heated discussions with others in my year about the issue, and there were quite a few outspoken first years who wanted the ball to remain this year. However, in general I felt there was a prevailing desire for sensible discussion on the issue and on the ball’s viability this year.”JCR Secretary Xin Fan announced on Tuesday that the referendum on financially supporting the ball had been withdrawn. “As well as the proposer’s retraction, it is recognised that without the full support of the Ball Committee, the ball would be unable to proceed should the referendum pass. As voting for the referendum would be on faith that it could proceed, all parties considered it unwise to present the JCR with an undeliverable option.”Ball President Libby Derbyshire also issued a statement. “We are disappointed to have to cancel the ball, but given the damage of the last week’s events, vital elements are under threat and we believe it is no longer the event it once was. At this stage we are in agreement with the JCR Committee and wholly support the 2014 ball.”The decision to withdraw the referendum left some students feeling that the wider JCR had not been consulted on the issue. The motion for the referendum received 46 votes in favour and 15 votes against. Helen Robb said, “I think a lot of people were angry because they felt side-lined, and they probably would have agreed with the argument put forward by the JCR if they were given the opportunity to vote; but I think it could have descended into a lot of anger and crowded out some of the reasoning. Either way, by the point that a referendum was called it was too late to return to plans of a 2013 ball.” Ball President Libby Derbyshire agreed that the referendum had potential to be, “more divisive than decisive.”One 2nd year who attended the meeting said, “With everything in place and some amazing entertainment, food and drink lined up, all the Ball needed was the JCR’s seal of approval and their commitment to financially underwriting it. The decision to postpone the ball is very conservative, especially considering the majority of those present at the meeting were strongly in favour of a ball this year.”Another 2nd year added, “The ball arrangements sounded amazing, I think the JCR Committee were just too scared to back it.”last_img read more