Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.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 Exchange
I enjoy a contrarian buy and I believe Mitie (LSE:MTO) is just that right now. The UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company is a major player in the industry. It employs approximately 50,000 people who look after over 2.5m assets.Mitie is one of Britain’s largest government contractors. Its customer base also includes large, diverse blue-chip organisations, from banks and retailers to hospitals and schools.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 has Mitie’s share price dipped?In an ambitious move, Mitie bought out Interserve’s facilities management division for £271m. In conjunction with this move was a rights issue in which Mitie diluted its stock. Worth £201m, the 805m new shares will help in reducing debt levels at the group.When the market crashed, Mitie lost over 50% of its share price value. Rewind back to the beginning of the year and its per share price was close to 80p before plummeting close to 35p. The share price began to recover, reaching close to 50p before the rights issue was announced. Currently it stands at less than 40p, which I feel is a brilliant price for a company I see as having lots of value.Value to be hadMitie’s deal with Interserve opens up a new series of services. These include building maintenance, fire safety, waste management, cleaning, catering and security.Most importantly perhaps, Mitie’s footprint in the public sector will increase, which is a big step towards long-term success and growth, in my opinion. In addition to the increased exposure to the public sector, it will pick up many other private sector customers it once competed for against Interserve.FY19/20 results were released by Mitie at the end of June. Revenue rose by 4% and operating profit was up 8%. Another essential takeaway for me was that net debt had reduced by £75m. This shows me a business with a plan.The Covid-19 pandemic has opened up new opportunities for companies such as Mitie. There is an increased necessity for hygiene to be at the forefront of how people work. The majority of large companies will use the easiest solution, which is outsourcing to external companies. Typically in the past, larger-scale customers commit to multiple-year contracts, which in some cases can be worth millions of pounds.My verdictI have long considered Mitie to be a great company from an investment perspective. With the addition of Interserve, the sky could be the limit in respect of growth and long-term success. Revenue generated between the combined companies will exceed £3.5bn. With earnings per share close to 8p, this gives Mitie a price-to-earnings ratio of close to 5.I do not believe that the pandemic will leave Mitie completely unaffected. But what I would say is that as market conditions change along with the world around us, facilities management companies will be in demand. I think Mitie would be good for a long-term investor’s portfolio. The price is cheap as chips right now, and I am not worried by short-term volatility. In the long term, I wouldn’t be surprised if it climbed to a higher level once more. Mitie’s share price is less than 40p. Here’s why I would buy now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Jabran Khan | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: MTO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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It’s time to decide the latest recipient of our long-running award for grass-roots rugby. So if you have something to shout about, seize the moment by nominating your team LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand may have won the World Cup, and England the Six Nations trophy – but the really big one is still to come. Who will be crowned Rugby World Team of the Year 2015-16?We’re now inviting amateur or semi-pro clubs from anywhere in Europe to send in their nomination. Should you scoop the prize, eternal glory will be yours, along with a set of 23 Apatchy bootbags – click here to see some of their products.It goes without saying that we’re looking for success on the field, although that doesn’t have to mean an eight-year unbeaten run as achieved on English soil by our 2011 winners, Cobham U18, a team who incidentally contained current England flanker Jack Clifford and USA Sevens star Madison Hughes.We’re interested too in how a team responds to adversity, such as the way 2012 winners Old Bristolians used the tragic death of second-team captain Robbie Stuart as a catalyst for rapid growth and selfless charity work.Josh Beaumont was captain of our 2013 winners, Durham University, a side who relished the Mars bar ethic of play hard and work hard. Road to stardom: Grand Slam hero Jack Clifford was part of our 2011 winning side Cobham U18 (Getty)Beaumont, now an England squad member, recalls the day the students had to replicate a team shot for our club cover. “It was at exam time,” he says, “and we had to spray champagne everywhere and then go back into the library to do our last-minute swatting up!”Farnham, the club where Jonny Wilkinson first picked up a rugby ball, enjoyed success at both ends of the scale, with their burgeoning mini section – they took 300 youngsters to a beach rugby festival in Devon – evidence of their rounded approach.Their 2014 award was followed by current Team of the Year Battersea Ironsides, who were able to parade our trophy alongside three others in an historic treble-winning year. Now that’s just plain greedy!So teams of Europe, what have you got? Have you swept all opponents aside? Have you worked tirelessly to boost playing numbers, or even just survive? Have you a story to tell that could inspire others? If you think your side – whether men, women or youth – merits the Rugby World Team of the Year award, simply email [email protected] to explain why. Don’t delay, we’ll be selecting our new winner in the next few days.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. It could be you: Battersea Ironsides claimed the cup last year after an historic treble (Pic: Andrew Fosker) TAGS: Highlight
Singapore Area: 1140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901199/dalvey-road-house-guz-architects Clipboard Projects 2012 Dalvey Road House / Guz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDalvey Road House / Guz Architects Dalvey Road House / Guz Architects ArchDaily Photographs CopyHousing•Singapore Guz Wilkinson & Chayanit Boonma Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MassaudStructural Consultant:MSE ConsultantsM&E Consultant:Herizal Fitri ConsultantsLandscape Consultant:Watermount Gardens Pte LtdCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallText description provided by the architects. The owners approached us to design a courtyard home to house their multi-generational family. They would like a house that allowed water and greenery to flow through the house, reminding them of their Peranakan roots. They also asked that the house seeks inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which they visited once and it left a strong impression on them for its engagement with nature. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallThe site is challenging with its triangular shape, sloping terrain and narrow entrance. To create a feeling of openness, instead of having one large box, the massing of the house was pulled apart by intersecting courtyards, gardens and terraces to allow breezes to flow, as well as provide all the rooms with views and access to gardens. The two main wings of the house are connected by lightweight hanging bridges and cantilevered staircase which together allow open, unrestricted circulation on all floor levels. Save this picture!Section AA’Save this picture!Section BB’The design is very much in keeping with the spirit of Wright’s Fallingwater, whose design seamlessly integrates nature into the home. As Fallingwater emphasizes horizontality through its floating planes, the Water Lily House lays different levels over the sloppy site to stratify the different generations of the family around a central courtyard. Courtyard and roof gardens helps to break down the overall mass of the house as well as inviting greenery into all the rooms. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallFor a family that consists of grandparent and three adult children with their respective families, the house has been cautiously split up in various levels and wings to give flexibility for each generation to have privacy yet come together for the more social functions such as dining and entertaining. The grandparents have their own sanctuary on the ground floor; their living room extends out to a courtyard with a pond on one side, and a garden on the other. Retractable glass doors allow the living room to be fully opened up and become a pavilion in a garden. The first storey houses the family’s living and dining areas, as well as an elevated garden above the grandparents living area. These spaces are organized around the central courtyard that features a water garden. The bedrooms make up the second storey which houses the owners’ adult children and their respective families. The bedrooms are designed to maximize views of the surrounding landscape. Ascending to the attic level there is a secluded apartment which opens onto the landscaped roof terrace overlooking the surrounding greenery and completes a rooftop experience that escapes the hustle and bustle of city life.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallAs a tropical home, passive environmental principles are used extensively to provide passive cooling and minimize usage of air-conditioning. Large roof overhangs are introduced to shade the bedroom windows from the tropical sun. Roof gardens are effective in helping to cool the building as well help retaining water at time of heavy rain. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallProject gallerySee allShow lessTianhe Youth Commune / O-office ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Mita / Horibe AssociatesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeGuz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSingaporePublished on September 06, 2018Cite: “Dalvey Road House / Guz Architects” 05 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation Reporters Without Borders has criticised the Tunisian authorities for expelling French journalist Léa Labaye, of the satirical website Bakchich.info, who was sent back to Paris immediately after arrival in Tunisia on 16 September 2006, without any official explanation.“This expulsion demonstrates once again that journalists who criticise President Ben Ali are not welcome in the country,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It recalls the banning of our secretary general from attending the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia in November 2005.”Bakchich.info, an “irreverent” website about Africa, the Maghreb, the Middle East and France, was launched by a group of French journalists in May 2006. It is filtered in Tunisia and can only be accessed through proxy servers (for proxy servers, see).After Labaye landed in Tunis on an afternoon flight from Paris, airport officials prevented her from leaving her seat and sent her back to France in the same plane. The young journalist had written a by-lined article about Tunisia in Bakchich.info on 23 August in which she attacked the latest book by Antoine Sfeir, editor of Cahiers de l’Orient, as a “work of propaganda” in favour of the Tunisian government. She was also in phone contact with several political dissidents living in the country.”In Tunisia, online journalists who cause annoyance are sent back at the border, local cyber-dissidents are imprisoned and independent websites are filtered: this pay confirms every day that it fully deserves its place on our list of the “15 Enemies of the Internet”, the organisation said.Let us not forget that it would be impossible to maintain a website like Bakchich.info from inside Tunisia. Mohammed Abbu, who has been in jail since March 2005 for using a website to criticise the president found that out the hard way”.Abbu, a lawyer and human rights activist, was arrested overnight on 1st March 2005 after posting an article online comparing the politics of President Ben Ali with those of then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He was sentenced on 29 April to three years and six months in prison in a travesty of a trial. The authorities have also been harassing his family. His wife, Samia, has been subjected to lengthy questioning very time she visits the prison in which her husband is being held.Dissident judge Mokhtar Yahyawi has also continued to suffer harassment. His blog was hacked into at the beginning of August and is now closed. He was invited to the EU headquarters in Brussels to talk about the political situation in Tunisia on 28 September but the authorities have banned him from leaving the country Yahyawi strongly condemned Labaye’s expulsion, adding that in Tunisia, “We badly need the humour and independence of a site like Bakchich.info”.On 17 November 2005, Tunisian police in plain clothes physically prevented Robert Ménard from leaving the plane on which he had just arrived at Tunis airport to attend the WSIS conference.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News September 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist from irreverent website bakchich.info expelled Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tunisia News November 11, 2020 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders has criticised the Tunisian authorities for expelling French journalist Léa Labaye, of the satirical website Bakchich.info, who was sent back to Paris immediately after arrival in Tunisia on 16 September 2006, without any official explanation. Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out more
to go further TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia News News News RSF_en September 8, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Held incommunicado in western Turkmenistan for past two months Help by sharing this information Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Follow the news on Turkmenistan March 13, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Where exactly is Nepeskuliev now? Has he or has he not been sentenced to three years in jail? Has he had a lawyer? All of these questions remain unanswered.A resident of Balkanabat, a town 150 km southeast of the western city of Turkmenbashi, Nepeskuliev was last seen by his family on 7 July. They tracked him down to a prison near Turkmenbashi three weeks later but they still have not been allowed to see him.His mother told the Netherlands-based news website Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN) that she had learned on 4 September that he was sentenced to three years in prison on 31 August. But it has not yet been possible to officially confirm this.The family plans to go to Turkmenbashi (to which they think he was transferred at the end of August) in order to request a copy of the verdict at the courthouse and then file an appeal. But this may prove difficult.ATN editor Ruslan Myatiev told Reporters Without Borders: “The entire region is closed because of the Elders’ Council that will be held on 10 September in Avaza (a resort town on the outskirts of Turkmenbashi). For President Berdymuhamedov’s safety, no unauthorized people will be allowed to travel to Turkmenbashi for any reason.”Myatiev added that he thought the timing of Nepeskuliev’s trial and the belated notification of the verdict to the family was designed to prevent the family from filing an appeal within the 10-day deadline.Nepeskuliev freelances for ATN and the Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), mainly covering social and infrastructural issues in and around Turkmenbashi and Balkanabat and often drawing attention to local government incompetence and abuses.The government media have been waging a smear campaign against him, giving credence to the drug possession charges apparently brought against him. At the same time, the authorities are said to be putting a lot of pressure on his relatives.“The continuing silence from the authorities about Saparmamed Nepeskuliev’s fate is completely illegal,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The silence is a nightmare for his family and increases our concern about his safety. We yet again call on the authorities, as a matter of urgency, to provide full details about his current status and his possible conviction, and to free him without delay.”Media freedom is non-existent in Turkmenistan, which is ranked 178th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, above only North Korea and Eritrea.The only independent media are based abroad, and reporting for them from inside the country is very risky. When journalists are arrested, they are usually tortured and the authorities usually fail to confirm their arrest.Read the previous Reporters Without Borders press release about Saparmamed Nepeskuliev (30.07.2015)(Photo: ATN) News March 31, 2020 Find out more TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia December 18, 2020 Find out more Organisation Freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev has been held incommunicado for the past two months and has been denied all contact with his family. Even his possible three-year jail sentence cannot be confirmed. How can a government make a journalist disappear like that? Receive email alerts
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories by Charlie Mullowney Local items and stories relating to 1916 are being sourced for a new exhibition and publication focusing on Limerick’s role in the Easter Rising and life in Limerick 100 years ago.Limerick Museum & Archives is holding a Roadshow in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, on November 19th at which members of the public are being invited to bring any photographs, letters, items of clothing or family stories from 100 years ago. All items presented will be scanned, photographed and catalogued on the day and returned to their owner.“While 1916 is mostly associated with war and rebellion, Limerick Museum & Archives are looking to capture the essence of what it was like to be living, working and socializing in Limerick a century ago. We also are keen to speak to people from the county, which became very involved in the War of Independence,” explained Limerick Archivist Jacqui Hayes.“Items presented at the Roadshow do not have to be linked with the rebellion, the Volunteers or anything militaristic. They could be wedding photographs, letters, diaries, items of clothing, books, school objects, posters, cinema tickets, pamphlets or newspapers. It is hoped that they will help paint a picture of Limerick in 1916 as a backdrop to the 1916 Rising and the events that followed leading up to the singing of the Treaty in 1921,” added Ms. Hayes.The new publication and exhibition being prepared by Limerick Museum & Archives form part of the Limerick Plan for the 2016 Commemorations.Other planned events and initiatives taking place in Limerick include a re-enactment of the Easter Sunday 1916 march by 300 Volunteers to Glenquin Castle, a series of public lectures on 1916 in the new Local Studies Department at the Granary and a special concert at the University of Limerick in May 2016. Iarnród Eireann also will be unveiling a panel at Colbert Station in 2016 with a specially commissioned portrait of Con Colbert.Limerick has many important links with the 1916 Rising, Two of the sixteen leaders executed after the Rising were Limerick men, namely Con Colbert and Edward Daly. Eamon De Valera, raised in Bruree, Co. Limerick, also played a significant role and was a leader in ‘Bolands Mill’. Kathleen Clarke (nee Daly) was a founding member of Cumann na mBan and she set up the Prisoners’ Dependants Fund immediately after the Rising. Meanwhile, Dr. Richard Hayes fought in the Rising, seeing action with Thomas Ashe at Ashbourne, Co. Meath. He was arrested and imprisoned in England. Twitter NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAdare to host 1916 RoadshowBy Bernie English – November 2, 2015 693 Linkedin Print WhatsApp Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGAA – Audio & Pics from Newcastlewest’s loss to Clonmel CommericalsNext articleRevamped Limerick mortuary provides dignity Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGS1916Adarelimerick Advertisement
Tagged with: Disaster hurricanes Investing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 24, 2019 1,741 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Share 1Save Damage to residential and commercial real estate caused by natural disasters exceeded $300 million in 2017, and in response, many real estate investors are making the switch to “sustainable and resilient design and construction.” In a post on Forbes, Daniel Neiditch, President of River 2 River Realty discussed what investors and builders are doing to protect their assets from natural disasters, such as hurricanes.According to Neiditch, many investors are incorporating climate-mitigation strategies into their properties, including seawalls, increasing elevation and adding supplementary cooling systems into their existing properties, “reducing the risk of loss and major business interruptions.”Neiditch notes that the physical building adaptations to mitigate climate risk are numerous, and “hardening” assets is key to protect against damage from natural disasters.“Doing so reduces this risk, improving asset efficiency and the tenant’s comfort by creating energy efficient options and other mitigation measures,” he says.“Investments in climate change reduction are becoming more commonplace, but often need to have additional purposes to justify the expense — like reduced operational costs or improved tenant experience — for insurers to cover damages,” Neidtech adds.Increased hurricane activity is expected throughout the rest of 2019, according to Colorado State University’s hurricane forecast. The forecast pegs the probability of at least one major hurricane to make landfall along the continental U.S. coastline at 54%, slightly higher than the historical average of 52%.According to the report, six of the 14 named storms were likely to be hurricanes with two major systems that would carry winds of 11 miles per hour.Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricanes can cause much damage to life and property. In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma together caused damage worth $265 billion according to data from the National Hurricane Center cited by Bloomberg, making it the costliest hurricane season in recent times.The Five Star Institute will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners. The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on the response, reaction, and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Quicken Loans Mortgage Services Appoints New EVP Next: Bifurcated Appraisals: Insights Into an Evolving Industry Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago How Investors Are Preparing for Natural Disasters Home / Daily Dose / How Investors Are Preparing for Natural Disasters Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Disaster hurricanes Investing 2019-06-24 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Loss Mitigation, News