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Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Restaurant Group (LSE: RTN) has been billed as a turnaround stock for years. 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However, could it now be turning around?Fatigued brands Ultimately, consumers vote with their wallets, and one of the problems with this sector is that trends change and brands can go from hero to zero in just a few months. Frankie & Benny’s is an Italian-American themed restaurant chain that was rolled out nationwide, but has struggled in recent years. A stagnant menu offering, and extreme discounting led to the brand becoming tired. Chiquito is also looking weathered, another brand suffering from the discounting problems the plc itself has created.Extreme discountingMany businesses succumb to the short-term seduction of discounting — but this is problematic, because once fed, consumers crave more discounts. More discounts means more markdown expectation is created, and it becomes incredibly difficult to sell something at full price when consumers are used to money-off. Weaning customers off these discounts can prove tough and even fatal to some businesses. Chiquito experienced success with Taco Tuesday — a promotion whereby tacos are only £1. However, the company then decided to run the same promotion on Thursday! Why would anyone pay full price for tacos now when two days a week they can get more than 50% off the listed price?Signs of a turnaroundHowever, there are signs of a turnaround. Last year, the company bought Wagamama — a chain targeted at affluent consumers serving Asian food based on Japanese cuisine. No doubt shareholders were hoping that the company wouldn’t start discounting — and it hasn’t. Wagamama is growing and is outperforming the market as detailed by the CEO in the interim results. Restaurant Group has also delivered positive like-for-like growth. This is important, because the company’s operating cash inflow was teetering on becoming an outflow. In the interim results, operating cash flow more than doubled to £52.3m from £25.6m. The debt is a concern with pro-forma net debt at 2.3x EBITDA — however, the company should in theory be able to manage this now it is growing like-for-likes and increasing its cash flow.Money will need to be spent on refurbishing many units — and there is still a lot of work to be done, but I think this could be the beginning of a turnaround in The Restaurant Group’s fortunes. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Michael Taylor has no position Restaurant Group. 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. 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Independent Place / MW ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIndependent Place / MW Architects Area: 25 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architect In Charge:Matthew Wood, Stephanie ReidCity:Greater LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© French + TyeRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The client wanted a new extension which was of a similar size to the existing conservatory, but with a bit more climatic stability, a little less glare and more privacy whilst still retaining light and the relationship to their modest Dalston garden. The clients were keen to embrace a unique design solution.Save this picture!© French + TyeMW Architects, in close collaboration with Structure Mode, designed a lightweight roof comprised of a lattice of beams which curve in both directions, with a stressed plywood skin. The roof is supported along the rear edge and on six square steel columns.Save this picture!After IsometricThe design utilises the existing conservatory foundations and retains the floor slab including underfloor heating and tiles – a cost effective and practical strategy. Save this picture!© French + TyeTo control solar gain and glare, the roof peels upwards to take advantage of low winter sun and maximise the visual connection to the garden. The roof overhang shades the glazing from the high summer sun thereby creating an effectively insulated space with a tactile exciting roof.Save this picture!After 3D renderThe roof dips down along its western edge to respect the adjoining neighbours’ view by matching the eaves level of the old conservatory. A clerestory all round lifts the roof so it appears to float.Save this picture!© French + TyeA series of 3D models were developed using BIM, and then used to laser cut 1:10 scale models. The physical models and connections within were analysed and assembled to inform the design and construction process. The final model drawings were used as the full-size CNC template.Save this picture!© French + TyeCurved roof beams were cut from LVL timber panels and then bolted together on site. This careful material choice enabled the beams to be small enough to maintain head room, whilst each structural grid connection is self-reciprocating – the curving edges provide stability to the cantilevering eaves.Save this picture!© French + TyeThe result is a unique calm space. The roof is tactile and well within reach at its lowest points. It encourages visitors to touch it and look at it. The curve draws the eye outwards and upwards. It is an uplifting space that feels connected to the outside but isn’t overexposed as the previous fully glazed conservatory was. The light and temperature is now well regulated, making it a functional and enjoyable space to be in.Save this picture!© French + TyeProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectosSelected ProjectsCheese Dairy De Tijd, Westbeemster / Bastiaan Jongerius ArchitectenSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Metsa Woods, Alufold, WISA Independent Place / MW Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871382/independent-place-mwarchitects Clipboard Save this picture!© French + Tye+ 37Curated by María Francisca González Share Year: “COPY” Architects: MW Architects Area Area of this architecture project E&C Building and Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871382/independent-place-mwarchitects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMW ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionGreater LondonUnited KingdomPublished on January 12, 2018Cite: “Independent Place / MW Architects” 12 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 26 October 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Independent ATM operator Bank Machine is inviting UK charities to apply to benefit from its cash machine donation system which is due to launch next year.Bank Machine, a division of Cardtronics Inc, operates over 3,500 cash machines. The donations option will go live during April 2012.Over 100 charities applied on the day that the initiative was announced. Applications must be made before the end of November 2011.Bank Machine’s Managing Director Ron Delnevo said: “We believe many millions of pounds can be raised for good causes and we want to give as many charities as possible the opportunity to apply to participate at Bank Machine ATMs. Bank Machine will select from those charities that apply directly to us.”He added: “Almost everyone in the UK uses ATMs, so what could be easier and more fulfilling than, when we are getting some cash out for ourselves, at the same time sending a donation to support charities which work with the most needy in our country and overseas?”Charities wishing to register an interest should contact [email protected] Charities invited to apply to cash machine donation scheme 20 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Grains Council Releases 2012-2013 Corn Harvest Quality Report Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 5, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Grains Council Releases 2012-2013 Corn Harvest Quality Report The U.S. Grain Council’s Corn Harvest Quality Report for 2012-2013 shows the overall quality of the 2012 U.S. corn crop is high. Despite the drought – this year’s crop showed a year-over-year improvement in average text weight, protein levels and lower moisture and BCFM than the 2011 crop. Samples of corn were gathered from 12 states that total 99-percent of U.S. corn exports. USGC Director of Global Strategies Erick Erickson says the data shows the average test weight for this year’s crop was 58.8-pounds per bushel and moisture was 15.3-percent. This is the second year for this report – and USGC producers it so global importers have access to reliable and comparable data each year. Erickson says the availability of accurate information is in the long-term best interest of U.S. farmers, exporters and international buyers – since the global market is increasingly competitive. To see the full report – go towww.grains.org.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleASA, Allied Farm Groups Meet with Hoyer to Press for Farm BillNext articleAlternating Weather Patterns Expected for Hoosier Winter Andy Eubank SHARE
Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas On November 24, two days before Thanksgiving, the city of Chicago released police dash cam footage showing 17 year-old African American Laquan McDonald being shot by white police officer Jason Van Dyke. The shooting took place on October 20, 2014 — the video wasn’t made public until 13 months later.A total of 15 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were made with regards to Laquan’s shooting. A FOIA request is the legal procedure by which the public can apply for information about government activities to be made public.In May 2015, freelance journalist Brandon Smith filed a FOIA request to have the video released. After his request was denied in August, he filed a lawsuit against the Chicago police department, which led a judge to order the release of the video on November 19.“(I) knew there was a video of the incident from other media reports but that it had not come out,” said Brandon to Reporters Without Borders. “We assumed everyone else was filing (FOIA) requests and being denied, which ended up being true.” Though Brandon’s request to release the video to the public was denied, he did learn that a total of 14 other FOIA requests had been filed with various agencies in Chicago. Every one of them was denied.According to Brandon, this is not a new phenomenon. “FOIA requests in Chicago in any case have long been either ignored or extended when they didn’t need to be or exemptions (were used) that are tenuous at best”, he said. “If no one knows what the problem is, you’re never going to solve it. They have effectively prevented people from knowing what the problem is.”Brandon Smith is still seeking more information in an attempt to find direct evidence of a cover-up. But his lawsuit has certainly helped draw national attention to a problem plaguing Chicago for far too long.“It is unacceptable that it took 13 months. The Freedom of Information Act essentially failed its purpose, and in the end a lawsuit was the only way to compel the city to release information that should have been made public from the beginning. Thanks to relentless efforts from the journalist community, the video was finally released and has helped start a trend towards change,” said Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications officer at RSF’s US office. “RSF will keep standing with the journalists who are working tirelessly to expose the truth.”Major falloutThe release of the video has caused major fallout for the city of Chicago. Police officer Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder the same day the video was released. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was asked to resign on December 1 and the public is calling for Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to step down. At the national level, the Department of Justice announced last week its plans to launch a federal civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.It is important to look at Chicago’s attempt to keep information about Laquan McDonald’s death from the public in the context of the recent arrests of journalists covering #blacklivesmatter protests. Brandon Smith told RSF “it seems like not all but many police think that just covering protests against them makes you dislike police. Certainly reporting on police brutality is seen as (being) against the police.”The arrests of journalists in Ferguson, in Baltimore, and most recently in Minneapolis-Saint Paul highlighted an alarming trend of curtailing freedom of the press in the United States. The events in Chicago are only the latest in this pattern. “The United States, the country of the First Amendment, cannot afford to keep journalists from reporting, and keep the public from information they have a right to know,” said Margaux Ewen.Since 2013, the U.S.’ ranking on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index has fallen by 14 points. It is now ranked 49 out of 180 countries. United StatesAmericas December 17, 2015 – Updated on June 8, 2016 Chicago: latest attempt to conceal information on police brutality in the US News RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News It took 13 months, 15 Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and a lawsuit for the city of Chicago to release the video of Laquan McDonald’s shooting by a police officer. This is only the latest example of a growing trend to restrict transparency and access to information concerning police brutality in the United States.
News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad November 27, 2020 Find out more In a letter to Emmanuel Touade, president of the High Council of Communications (Haut conseil de la communication – HCC), Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) protested the decision to bar private, community and associative radio stations from programming “political debates” or “programmes of a political nature” during the entire legislative election campaign. The election is scheduled for 21 April 2002. RSF asked the HCC president to reconsider his decision and allow all of the country’s media outlets to cover the election freely. “The authorities are trying to prevent private radio stations from participating in the country’s political debate during the electoral campaign,” said RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “It is unacceptable that only public audiovisual media are allowed to report on the elections. Everything leads us to believe that the authorities are hiding behind technical arguments in order to deprive citizens of information pluralism,” added Ménard.According to information gathered by RSF, on 30 March, the HCC announced its decision to ban the recording, programming or broadcasting of “all political programmes (and debates) or ones of a political nature . on the airwaves of private, associative or community radio stations”. Furthermore, the HCC decided that programmes broadcasting the official campaign could be suspended “if the content is insulting or provocative, or contrary to provisions of the law and regulations in force”. According to a source close to the HCC, this decision was made due to the regulating authority’s technical inability to control each political party’s airtime on private radio stations and thus avoid any “imbalance.”RSF recalled that, on 17 April 2001, the HCC had adopted decision no. 002/HCC/P/SG/2001 “regulating the media campaign for the 2001 presidential election”. Article 23 of the text stipulated that “during the entire 2001 presidential election campaign period, any political debate or debate of a political nature is banned on the airwaves of private, associative or community radio stations”. The next article stipulated that information bulletins “must not be backed up by commentary”. Finally, Article 35 indicated that radio stations “that do not conform to the present decision will be suspended during the entire electoral campaign period”. Organisation ChadAfrica Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chad RSF_en Receive email alerts December 1, 2020 Find out more to go further News News April 2, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities ban political programmes on private radio stations ahead of legislative election ChadAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports October 7, 2020 Find out more
Previous: ValuAmerica Expands Footprint With California Acquisition of ValuEscrow Next: Estimated $17 Billion April Credit Gain Only $8.2 Billion Bob Dougherty California Journal Movers & Shakers 2017-06-12 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CalyxSoftware, a leading provider of comprehensive mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers, wholesale and correspondent lenders and brokers, announced that registration is now open for CalyxVision 18, the company’s second national user conference. The event will be held from February 11 to 14, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.“The event is designed to help our customers take their businesses to the next level,” Bob Dougherty, VP of Business Development at CalyxSoftware said. “In an ever-changing regulatory and technology environment, it’s important for every mortgage industry stakeholder to connect with regulators, partners, thought leaders, and peers to gain the knowledge needed to prepare for the changes ahead and achieve more success.”CalyxVision offers the unique opportunity for lenders and brokers to receive more than 16 hours of in-person, hands-on Calyx software training. Attendees will learn practices from Calyx software experts to help increase their company’s productivity and maximize profitability. In addition to training, CalyxVision attendees will enjoy a comprehensive educational experience with more than 20 hours of sessions covering industry hot topics. Speakers and panelists, as well as the complete agenda, will be announced at a later date.CalyxVision is best suited for mortgage industry professionals from all business types and roles, and attendance will help lenders and brokers gain valuable insights into the latest regulatory updates and changes from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.“We’re proud to provide our users with another high-quality, engaging educational and motivational national user conference,” Dougherty said. June 12, 2017 1,309 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CalyxSoftware to Host Second National User Conference Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Staff Writer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Bob Dougherty California Journal Movers & Shakers The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News CalyxSoftware to Host Second National User Conference Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago