Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Anatomy of Fear TAGSLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictPublic Natural Gas Week Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleElection Day 2018 only 29 days away: Let’s Talk about it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District As the community-owned public natural gas utility for Winter Garden, Apopka, and Clermont, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is celebrating Public Natural Gas Week from October 7th to the 13th. Every year, this nationwide event is dedicated to highlighting the benefits of natural gas and the value of having a public natural gas utility in your local community.Safe, reliable and cost-effective, natural gas boasts a multitude of benefits for businesses, homeowners and the environment. With the rise in demand for clean energy alternatives to electricity, consumers often hear about solar and wind power – but what about natural gas? As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas is environmentally friendly, only leaving behind small amounts of water vapor and inactive elements.Unlike electricity, natural gas customers enjoy the convenience of being able to tap into their energy supply whenever it’s needed – even when the power is out. Natural gas also puts more dollars back into the pockets of customers by doubling appliance efficiency and lowering energy bills. On a larger scale, since the District is locally controlled, those dollars also stay within the community, broadening the tax base, improving the local economy and increasing jobs.Like other public natural gas utilities, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is free from the pressure of stockholders. The District is governed by a local board of directors who know and live in the communities they serve. As a result, they are better able to determine how gas is provided to homes and businesses, and set competitive and fair rates, with only the interest of the customer in mind.Since 1959, the District has prided itself on providing customer service that is nothing short of extraordinary. And, because the District is a not-for-profit entity, it is free to keep its focus on “people,” rather than “profits.” Recognized as a three-time winner of the American Public Gas Association Silver SOAR Award for excellence in operations, the District’s unwavering commitment to its growing base of more than 22,000 customers is evident.As a good steward in the community, the District continues to participate in charitable causes in the communities it serves. Just this year, the District supported 28 worthy organizations and events, including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Cornerstone Hospice and the Pig on the Pond Community Festival.To celebrate Public Natural Gas Week, the District has invited all members of the community to stop by one of the District’s three locations from Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12, to enjoy refreshments and learn more about natural gas service and the benefits of natural gas appliances. District offices are located at 1320 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 38 N. Park Avenue, Apopka, and 676 W. Montrose Street, Clermont.To learn more, visit a Lake Apopka Natural Gas District office during Public Natural Gas Week, call the District’s marketing team at (407) 656-2734 ext. 307 or email [email protected] LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Comic Relief to earn income from bloggers’ stories 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. Comic Relief’s engagement this year with social networking and web 2.0 developments has paid off in a number of ways. For example, 100 British bloggers have contributed to a book “Shaggy Blog Stories: a collection of amusing tales from the UK blogosphere” which will raise funds for Comic Relief.According to Steve Bridger at nfp2.0, the book was put together in just seven days.Contributors include Richard Herring, Andrew Collins (BBC 6Music), Emma Kennedy, James Henry (Channel 4’s “Green Wing”), Abby Lee (Girl With A One-Track Mind), Catherine Sanderson (Petite Anglaise), Zoe McCarthy (My Boyfriend Is A Twat), novelist David Belbin, Anna Pickard (The Guardian), and “a diverse selection of some of the UK’s most talented bloggers”. Advertisement It can be purchased online, of course, from Lulu.com for £8.96. Just 40 hours after the book had been launched, 266 copies had been sold, raising £1,234.24 for Comic Relief, including Gift Aid.Shaggy Blog Stories: a collection of amusing tales from the UK blogosphere. Howard Lake | 21 March 2007 | News 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Credit: BechtelStephen D. Bechtel, Jr., senior director of Bechtel Group Inc. and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on March 15, 2021. He was 95 years old.First appointed to the Caltech Board of Trustees in 1967, Bechtel was elected a life member of the Caltech community in 1997 and held this position until his death. He was a chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and served as a consulting participant of the committee until his passing.“The Bechtel name resonates with all of us on the Caltech campus, adorning the Bechtel Residence and serving as a testament to the Bechtel family’s commitment to undergraduate life at the Institute,” says Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “Stephen Bechtel was a hands-on engineer and dedicated trustee who brought his many talents to bear on enhancing our intertwined mission of forefront research and education.”“Beyond his remarkable accomplishments as a business leader and philanthropist, Stephen was a lifelong friend of Caltech,” says David L. Lee (PhD ’74), chair of the Caltech Board of Trustees. “He was a champion for our students, enriching their experience at the Institute and preparing them for success in the future. He will be dearly missed.”Bechtel was born on May 10, 1925 in Oakland, California. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps before earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1948. That year, he joined Bechtel, a global engineering, construction, and project management company founded by his family in 1898 as a small Western railroad construction firm, and over its history was responsible for projects such as the Hoover Dam. He was the chief executive officer from 1960 until his retirement in 1990 and was chairman emeritus.Bechtel was also chairman emeritus and director of Fremont Group, LLC, a private investment company that specializes in direct investments, real estate, and publicly traded securities.He served on the boards of directors of several major corporations, including General Motors and IBM. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the President’s Committee on Urban Housing; by President Richard Nixon to the National Industrial Pollution Control Council, the National Commission on Productivity, the Labor Management Advisory Committee, and the National Commission for Industrial Peace; and by President Gerald Ford to the President’s Labor-Management Committee.In 1957, he founded the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which supports education and environment programs in California. He served as vice chairman of the California Council for Science and Technology Task Force in 2006, advising the governor of California on increasing California’s technical talent pool by improving K–12 science and mathematics education.Among his many honors, Bechtel received the National Medal of Technology in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990 and the French Legion of Honor in 1979. In 1975, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and he served as its first chairman from 1982 to 1986. In 1999, he was awarded the NAE Simon Ramo Founders Award.Bechtel was named a National Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, in 1990, and received the Honor Award of the National Building Museum in 1998. Among many other honors, he was the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers President’s Award (1985), the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies (2003), and the OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2000).In 2015, Bechtel was inducted into the U.S. News and World Report STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.He is survived by his wife, Betty Bechtel, five children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 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Previous: GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: Home Equity Among Retirees Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Banks Meet Community Needs Subscribe How Banks Meet Community Needs The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is headed for changes by The Treasury and will relook at reinvestments of banks towards supporting community needs through initiatives such as fair mortgage lending, affordable housing development, small business lending, and similar activities. In the light of these proposed changes to the CRA, the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) conducted a survey of California banks and CRC member organizations to understand the impact of the CRA and its role in building a community where banks meet community needs.“Our research shows that the CRA plays an important role in ensuring that banks meet community credit needs. Banks should do more to fulfill their responsibilities to the communities they operate in,” said Paulina Gonzalez, Executive Director of the CRC. “The Treasury Department should encourage banks to work more closely with community groups, for example, to require banks to develop written CRA plans that outline win-win reinvestment strategies.”The survey found that banks that responded to CRC had lent over $27 billion towards community development in 2016 and had over $31 billion in total CRA activity. However, when it came to meeting communities’ needs in California, banks with above $50 billion in deposits statewide lagged behind their smaller peers.CRC-negotiated agreements led to more reinvestment in communities, the survey indicated, with banks that signed such agreements reinvesting twice as much in communities as banks without such agreements.The survey also included responses from communities, non-profits and other groups serving those communities. This group of respondents said that they appreciated CRA’s role in its ability to direct resources towards their work and to dialogue with banks and regulators about how banks could best meet their community’s needs. In terms of where banks could improve their outreach, this group of respondents said that they would like to see banks better fulfill their responsibilities towards communities. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 28, 2018 1,673 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Banks Communities Community Reinvestment Act CRC HOUSING Mega Banks mortgage Mortgage Lending The Treasury Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Affordable Housing Banks Communities Community Reinvestment Act CRC HOUSING Mega Banks mortgage Mortgage Lending The Treasury 2018-03-28 Radhika Ojha About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
News UpdatesLok Sabha Clears Bill For RBI Supervision Of Cooperative Banks [Read Bill] Akshita Saxena16 Sep 2020 7:08 AMShare This – xThe Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, by voice vote. It was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with an aim to protect the interest of the depositors and regulate functioning of Cooperative Banks by bringing them under regulatory framework of Reserve Bank of India. It may be noted that since the Parliament was not in session…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, by voice vote. It was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with an aim to protect the interest of the depositors and regulate functioning of Cooperative Banks by bringing them under regulatory framework of Reserve Bank of India. It may be noted that since the Parliament was not in session in June, an ordinance to that effect was promulgated by the President on 26th of that month. The Bill seeks to replace the Ordinance and amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Parliamentary Debate The Bill was widely opposed by certain Members, who said that it is in an encroachment upon the State’s powers under the Constitution. Congress MP Manish Tewari highlighted that Cooperative Societies is a State subject under Entry 32 List 2 of Schedule VII of the Indian Constitution and the Bill was a shoddy attempt to manipulate Entry 45 of List 1 (Banking) of the Constitution. He also contended that the Banking Regulation Ordinance was unreasonable as there were no ‘circumstances’, as per mandate of Article 123 of the Constitution, that warranted ‘necessary action’. RSP MP NK Ramachandran also opposed intrusion into state powers and asked if the Government had consulted the State Governments before introducing the Bill. The Finance Minister defended the legislation by highlighting that it merely regulates ‘Banking Activities’ and does not apply to other cooperative societies. She also clarified that State consultation is mandatory only under Concurrent List and since the present legislation was introduced in exercise of powers under the Union List, consultation was not necessary. Further, as she stressed on its importance in the backdrop of the PMC Bank Crisis, some Members criticized the Government for its ‘step motherly treatment’ with that Bank, vis-à-vis the Yes Bank. They also criticized the Government for “going after” agriculturalists whereas it let debtors like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, scot free. YSRCP MP Lavu Devarayalu supported the Bill but suggested that the Government should come up with pre-emptive reforms, and not wait for things to go wrong (like the PMC Bank Scam). BSP MP Sangeeta Azad also endorsed the Bill but expressed apprehensions that absolute RBI control may leave room for abuse of power by the Central Govt. Salient Features As per the statement and objects annexed to the Bill, “certain amendments were necessary in the parent Act to provide for better management and proper regulation of co-operative banks and to ensure that the affairs of the co-operative banks are conducted in a manner that protects the interests of the depositors, by increasing professionalism, enabling access to capital, improving governance and ensuring sound banking through the Reserve Bank of India.” Exclusions The Bill does not apply to: primary agricultural credit societiesco-operative societies whose principal business is long term financing for agricultural development. It stipulates that such societies must refrain from using the words ‘bank’, ‘banker’ or ‘banking’ in their names. Power to make a scheme for reconstruction/amalgamation without imposing moratorium The Bill amends Section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, to enable the RBI to make a scheme to protect the interests of the public, the banking system, depositors or to secure the banking company’s proper management, without first making an order of moratorium. This is to avoid disruptions in the financial system as the Banks placed under moratorium cannot make any payment or discharge any liabilities. Issuance of shares and securities by co-operative banks The Bill Further lays out that a co-operative bank may, with the prior approval of RBI, issue and regulate paid-up share capital and securities to any member of such co-operative bank or any other person residing within its area of operation. It further elucidates that no person will be entitled to demand payment towards surrender of shares issued to him by a co-operative bank. Further a co-operative bank cannot withdraw or reduce its share capital, except as specified by the RBI. Supersession of Board of Directors The Bill states that RBI may supersede the Board of Directors of a multi-state co-operative bank for up to five years: in public interestto protect depositors It adds that in case a co-operative bank is registered with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies of a state, then RBI may supersede its Board of Directors “after consultation” with the concerned state government. Power to exempt cooperative banks RBI reserves the power to exempt certain cooperative banks or a class of such banks from certain provisions of the Act. These provisions relate to restrictions of certain types of employment, qualifications of the Board of Directors and, appointment of a chairman. The time period and conditions for the exemption will be specified by RBI. The Bill will now be tabled before the Upper House. 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In August–September 1987 a group of geophysicists, led by M. Ander of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and M. Zumberge of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, performed a geophysical experiment to determine the value of the gravitational constant, G. Using the DYE-3 borehole on the Greenland ice cap, the experiment was intended to provide evidence concerning possible scale variations in G, and thus for non-Newtonian gravity. This report describes the background to the experiment and the radio echo-sounding survey carried out to provide terrain corrections for the gravity model. The experiment showed values of G differing from laboratory determinations by margins which considerably exceed experimental error.
A zooplankton net sampling survey was conducted in the southwest Atlantic between 34* and 55* S during austral spring 1990. The survey grid covered shelf, slope and oceanic regions and contained 44 stations spaced at 100/200 km intervals. Sampling was carried out with an RMT8 net which was deployed obliquely from the surface to either 200 m over shelf regions or 300 m off-shelf. A total of 155 species were identified from 9 taxonomic groups including euphausiids, hyperiid amphipods, chaetognaths, salps, siphonophores and nektonic/planktonic fish. Log-transformed relative numerical abundances for each species were used in hierarchical classification to elucidate macroscale patterns of distribution. Factor analysis was also used on the most abundant and widely distributed species to reveal mesoscale patterns. Classification analysis produced 4 station groups which showed distinct geographic integrity and strong relationships to the positions of water masses. Group 1 was related to the Falkland shelf, Group 2, the Polar Frontal Zone (PFZ), Group 3, the Sub-Antarctic water mass (SAZ) and Group 4, the Sub-Tropical water mass (STZ). The dissimilarity matrix showed that the STZ group was very distant from the other 3 station groups, suggesting that its fauna is distinctly different to that found throughout the rest of the survey grid. By far the highest number of species showed strongest fidelity to the STZ group with 5 out of the 8 species clusters associated to that station group. Factor analysis gave further resolution to the station group patterns. The distribution of Factor 1 suggested that the warm Falkland Current return carried sub-tropical species into the SAZ. Factors 2 and 3 showed that there were at least 2 distinct faunal zones within the PFZ and Factor 4 highlighted the potential influence of the Falkland Current on the distribution of the shelf community. Overall it was evident that there was a strong correspondence between the distribution of faunal groups and water masses. However, the differences between SAZ, PFZ and Falkland shelf groups were mostly characterised by differences in abundance, whereas the STZ/SAZ boundary was marked by distinct differences in species composition.
Back to overview,Home naval-today INS Satpura arrives in Singapore INS Satpura arrives in Singapore August 31, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Indian Navy In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Satpura arrived in Singapore on August 31st,2016.The ship will stay in singapore for 4 days as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific. The ship is en route to India after participating in Exercise Malabar 16 and Exercise RIMPAC-16. During the visit, the ship will have professional interaction with the Republic of Singapore Navy. INS Satpura is going to conduct exercises at sea with the Republic of Singapore Navy. Training & Education View post tag: INS Satpura