MCB Group Limited ( Q12010 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Access Bank Limited ( Q12018 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin! Here’s how I’d invest £20k in 2021 to achieve financial freedom

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 7th December, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. With the prices of gold and Bitcoin near their all-time highs, they’ve both been quite a story in investing circles during 2020. But what now? Is it too late to pile into these vehicles and invest £20k?Some would say it isn’t too late. There’s an argument out there that long-term investors should spread their investments between asset classes. But I’ve never really taken Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies seriously because of their lack of traditional fundamentals. And Warren Buffett put me off investing in gold with his negative comments over the years. Indeed, neither gold nor Bitcoin has the ability to build value for me in the way the businesses behind shares can.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why I’d invest £20k in sharesHowever, I’m prepared to keep an open mind and change my views. And maybe I should. One theory suggests the world’s currencies have been devaluing against gold because of all the money printing we’ve been seeing. Hence the rise in the price of gold this year. But I’ve heard an interesting case for Bitcoin recently that I’ve not heard before from billionaire hedge fund manager and investor Paul Tudor Jones.Jones reckons cryptocurrencies represent the future and at some point, we’ll be using them all over the world as money. But the interesting part of his theory is that Bitcoin could become a ‘precious’ crypto and behave a lot like gold does now. So, Bitcoin could become the standard that all other cryptocurrencies value themselves against.He thinks the theory makes sense because Bitcoin was the first crypto and it has a finite supply. And that reasoning makes him believe Bitcoin could go much higher in the coming years and decades even though the price seems to already be very high now (at least to me it does).Jones made me think about Bitcoin in a new light. But he hasn’t changed my strategy for investment and asset allocation. Indeed, the wealthiest general investor on the planet is Warren Buffett and he managed to make all his many billions without straying from stocks and businesses.Businesses are active entitiesAnd why would he? Every share is backed by a business. And the wonderful thing about businesses is they are active entities rather than passive ones as Bitcoin and gold are. In other words, businesses can expand their earnings, grow their assets and generate cash flows that can pay me a cash return in the form of shareholder dividends. Indeed, businesses are capable of growing the value of my investment, whereas Bitcoin and gold rely on speculation to move the price.So, I’d invest £20k in carefully selected shares and share-backed investments in 2021 to achieve financial freedom. Even if that £20k only compounds at the market annualised average return of around 7%, I’d have an investment pot worth around £300,000 after 40 years. But I’d aim to beat that figure by investing regularly on top of that initial £20k and by working hard researching investment opportunities to achieve a higher annualised return than 7%. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Forget gold and Bitcoin! 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ShingleBox Extension / Benjamin Hall Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: Benjamin Hall Design Area Area of this architecture project ShingleBox Extension / Benjamin Hall Design Design Team:Benjamin Hall DesignEngineering:Struktur StudioCity:PhoenixCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Winquist PhotographyRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestonePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackText description provided by the architects. Some solutions only get sweeter when you sprinkle in a few extra layers of difficulties into the mix. This Master Suite addition had the typical site challenges, zoning restrictions, and budgetary constraints that architects are all too familiar with, but what made this project uniquely differently was the client’s willingness to explore unconventional solutions.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyThe clients have a regimented health and fitness lifestyle. Outdoor workout sessions and proper eating and food preparation are parts of their home routine. What was missing was a place to escape to, a sort of Zen experience that could accommodate there morning and night wind down regimen.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographySave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Winquist PhotographyWhat better opportunity to provide such an experience through the extension of their home, via a master suite bedroom and bathroom addition? The simple linear extruded form splits the back yard into two sections: One a large outdoor gathering space to accommodate frequent clients social gatherings, and two a private/hidden garden tucked into the city required setback to the North.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyThe building itself acts as a shield from the south-facing desert sun. This thick-walled tough asphalt shingle exterior absorbs heat into the wall cavity and ventilates it at the roof ridge. On the north, the building provides mellow radiate warmth keeping the nonnative vegetation in the hidden garden comfortable during the cooler desert nights.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyMorning yoga sessions occur in the expansive bathroom. A floor to ceiling glass wall immerses oneself into the intimate bamboo garden. While at the night the bedroom glass slider rolls open, tucking the door into the framing providing the clients an unobstructed opportunity to sleep under the Arizona stars.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyUltimately the Shinglebox addition has converted what was a typical 1950’s Arizona house into a modern twenty-first-century hybrid home.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow less2020 Busan Architecture & Urban Photo CompetitionCall for SubmissionsCall for Submissions: Interiors of Isolation BookCall for Submissions Share Houses Save this picture!© Winquist Photography+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Photographs:  Winquist Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  760 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Builders: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Daltile, Ikea, Toto, Glass Doors, Malarkey Roofing Products, Robert McNeel & Associates 2018 “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors, Extension•Phoenix, United States ArchDaily ShingleBox Extension / Benjamin Hall DesignSave this projectSaveShingleBox Extension / Benjamin Hall Design Photographs Patry Build “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBenjamin Hall DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExtensionPhoenixOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on August 27, 2020Cite: “ShingleBox Extension / Benjamin Hall Design” 27 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

New Straits Times editor in chief fired as a result of Saudi pressure

first_img Follow the news on Malaysia RSF_en Organisation News November 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Straits Times editor in chief fired as a result of Saudi pressure to go further New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Help by sharing this information News News February 22, 2021 Find out morecenter_img MalaysiaAsia – Pacific March 17, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today condemned the dismissal of New Straits Times editor in chief Abdullah Ahmad on 21 November as a result of the direct intervention of Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who has recognised that this was due to a report about the policies of Saudi Arabia.”This case illustrates Saudi Arabia’s inability to tolerate international press criticism and the submissiveness of the Malaysian newspapers towards the government of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,” the organisation said.Saudi Arabia often applies pressure to protect its international image and Reporters Without Borders has registered many Saudi attempts to get governments or news media to apply censorship or self-censorship.The Saudis this year put pressure on Lebanon to block the broadcast of a report on Saudi Arabia by the television network NTV. The news media and authorities in Yemen often receive threats after the publication of reports criticising Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi government has for years been calling for a boycott of the Qatar-based Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera.The editor in chief of the New Straits Times was fired without warning by the daily’s management at the request of the ruling UMNO party following a complaint by the Saudi ambassador in Malaysia.The newspaper carried an article on 12 November that criticised the reduction in the Mecca pilgrimage quotas assigned to Malaysia’s Muslim community. “I am not surprised… in Malaysian politics, anything can happen,” editor in chief Abdullah told Agence France-Presse. Known by the nom de plume DKL, Abdullah said some of the prime minister’s associates had been trying to oust him for the past year. He had a contract until October 2004.On 22 November, Prime Minister Abdullah publicly defended the editor’s dismissal but said the reasons were neither political nor personal. It was thought that the New Straits Times article could cause problems for Malaysia’s relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, he said. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The heat index accounts for moisture in the air

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The heat index is a calculated temperature value of how hot it really feels when the amount of moisture in the air is factored in with the actual air temperature outside.This value is calculated by taking the relative humidity or dewpoint value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading.The heat index was created to help better convey the dangers of excessive heat on the human body and relay how hot the current weather conditions are really making it feel to the average person.The heat index takes into account the not only the science of meteorology, but biology as well.To help regulate its internal temperature, the human body will sweat and rely on the evaporation of that sweat to help cool down.However, when there is a lot of moisture in the air — “it’s very humid outside” — the evaporation process is not as effective and the body cannot cool down as efficiently.Depending on how humid it is, the difference between the actual air temperature and the heat index can be rather significant.Below are the forecasted actual air temperatures for Saturday, June 30th across the eastern US. Much of the region will be in the 90s.However, when the amount of moisture in the air is factor, it feels much hotter than that to the human body. In many cases 5 to 10 degrees warmer and sometimes more than 15 even 20 degrees warmer if it is very humid.You can see in this example that the difference is much greater in the central US rather than for cities in the Northeast. This is because the humid air is focused in the center of the country.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by Glen

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by GlenShared from missc on 23 Apr 2016 in Personnel Today In one sense, yes. They do largely eliminate the sales-side of agency recruitment, and clients self-serve from the platform. I believe they claim they will be profitable this year, although I am not sure where their significant costs are outside of the platform they’ve developed. They have very low human capital overhead relative to their volume of hires, and of course there are no commissions to pay out. Read full article Comments are closed.last_img read more

Former Millard High Star Excelling For Dixie State at WNMU Golf Invitational

first_imgOctober 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Millard High Star Excelling For Dixie State at WNMU Golf Invitational Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Monday, former Millard High star golfer Nicklaus Britt paced Dixie State University’s men’s golf team as they competed at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate Invitational.Britt shot a +4 during the first day of competition and is tied for ninth overall individually with Nathan McCann of Colorado State-Pueblo and Andrew Spear of St. Edward’s as well as Tyler Zhang of Regis.The final round of competition will occur Tuesday. Tags: Andrew Spear/Dixie State Men’s Golf/Nathan McCann/Nicklaus Britt/Tyler Zhang Brad Jameslast_img read more

SiriusXM’s Jam On To Rebroadcast Butch Trucks’ Final Appearance On The Station This Weekend

first_imgWith the sad news of Allman Brothers Band founding drummer Butch Trucks‘ unfortunate passing, SiriusXM’s Jam On has announced that it will replay Trucks’ final appearance on the station, in which he took listeners track by track through the ABB’s archival release Live At A&R Studios this past March.Butch Trucks, Founding Member of the Allman Brothers, Has Passed AwayThe man they called “Freight Train,” helped start the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, an incredible 48 years ago, alongside Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, and his double-drumming partner Jaimoe. The news of his passing came as a shock to the music world, with bands all all over paying tribute to the icon, and many other musicians penning touching words about how much Trucks meant to them and their careers.The station will rebroadcast the program several times over the next few days, and you can see the schedule below.Broadcast Schedule· Friday 1/27 @ 12pm EDT· Saturday 1/28 @ 2pm EDT· Sunday 1/29 @ 11am EDT· Monday 1/30 @ 3pm EDTlast_img read more

Get To Know Strange Machines’ Eclectic Sound With A Stream Of Their New Album

first_imgBoston-born, New England-based Strange Machines just released their first full-length studio album Voice of Color, and it’s an absolute must-listen for music fans. While Strange Machines’ previous album Turn The Tide leaned more toward the reggae-centric, the group’s latest studio effort takes listeners far deeper into the reaches of progressive experimental rock and funk, offering a diversity of sounds and styles, all of which are delicately woven together. In the time since Turn The Tide, the band has evolved into an entirely different animal, but has managed to do so without neglecting their musical roots. It’s this subtle yet profound expansion in sound that makes Strange Machines’ future so exciting to anticipate.Strange Machines’ latest album, Voice of Color, envelopes you from start to finish and spits you out the other end. The band uses different effects to add texture to Voice of Color, making for a robust and cohesive sound. Though this can be said for many albums, it’s only when a collection of musicians’ individual contributions ring out as a single entity that music becomes enrapturing, and the new album succeeds on this front.Strange Machines is known for powerful, high-energy live performances that explore the depths of their music and cater to a breadth of listeners. None of the band’s beloved characteristics are lost on the album—rather, Voice of Color offers precisely executed arrangements of Strange Machines originals while still embodying the looseness and exploration you’d find at a live performance.One standout song on this new release is “Golden Rule,” as the track beautifully encapsulates the band’s versatility. “Golden Rule” starts out with an eerie trip-hop vibe that’s accented by chucking rhythm guitar and looming synth lines ahead of the song’s catchy theme riff which serves as the song’s intro. The track boasts perhaps some of the strongest vocal work on the album as well, and that paired with the songs thought-provoking lyrics make it a truly compelling piece of music. Around the midway point, bassist Craig Holland creeps in with a descending bass line, while guitarist Mike MacDonald and keyboardist Christian Perron tickle over top of the track in playful unison. This section eventually dissolves, leaving that bassline alone to bring the tone of the song downward, building and releasing the tension before Mike MacDonald brings it home with a blistering guitar solo.“Golden Rule” is undoubtedly a marquis track off the album, but the rest of Voice of Color delivers with just as much authority. Title track “Voice Of Color” is dominated by Christian Perron’s funky keyboard groove, while “The In-Between” boasts a fun call-and-response instrumental section that will get the even the most rigid listener in the groove. For a taste of something heavier, check out “Enter The Interceptor”, which features synth-centric power-riffs.You can check out Strange Machines’ new album, Voice of Color below. Happy listening to all you folks at home, and as always; stay strange. For more information on the band, you can check out their website here.last_img read more