Bank of Kigali(BK) ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Green & White House / Studio VDGA

first_img Products translation missing: Green & White House / Studio VDGASave this projectSaveGreen & White House / Studio VDGASave this picture!© Hemant Patil+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeStudio VDGAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuneOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 13, 2021Cite: “Green & White House / Studio VDGA” 12 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 stream India Projects Manufacturers: Vibia, Erco, Grohe, Minotti, Saint-Gobain, Toto, FLOS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Deepak Guggari Lead Architect: Architects: Studio VDGA Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Pune, India “COPY” Products used in this ProjectLightsVibiaHanging Lamps – WireflowDesign Team:Deepak Guggari, Rashi Sanson, ShivamStructural Consultant:G.A.Bhilare ConsultantsLighting Designer:Vis A Vis India Pvt.Ltd.City:PuneCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hemant PatilText description provided by the architects. Situated in the plush and green neighborhood in Pune, green and White house, both figuratively and literally speaks of its context and setting. The house is spread on 4 levels, accommodating the elaborate user requirements, while not compromising on the architectural value. Lush green surroundings make for interesting vistas in the house. A pre-existing lift shaft was required to be retained and the design was worked out around it.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hemant PatilThe entry to the bungalow is through a series of wooden columns merged with the green fern wall. Long steps butted between the 30’ high white wall and the fern wall, bearing the shadows of the pergolas above, lead one to the ground level of the house. The entrance lobby if flanked by a double height minimal courtyard on one side and a view of the lawn on the other side. The entrance courtyard is kept basic with a green wall rising out of the shallow water body cast in white marble. A narrow beam of light filtering in through the cut-outs in the slab above, imparts an earthy feel.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilLawn overlooks the living and kitchen, with a semi-open dining framed with wooden pergolas spilling over in the garden area. Lawn is a green oasis with few existing trees and rich travertine clad walls. A rustic swimming pool, finished in natural stone, and dotted with the sculptural frangipani, complements the look.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilTerrace is an apt venue for small gatherings. Cast in situ benches with planters in the backdrop and an informal bar area with built-in storage unit and lose furniture makes up the terrace. Rough basalt flooring in different finishes further accentuates the theme. Evenings on the terrace are dimly lit with the lanterns and strategic lights adding up to the overall ambience.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilSave this picture!SectionWhite Italian Michael Angelo and Statuario form the basic floor palette while the compound walls and the staircase walls are clad with the very rustic travertine. Oak veneer, black metal, microconcrete and black basalt complement the minimalistic interior theme.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilProject gallerySee allShow lessMeson Pavilion / TJAD Original Design StudioSelected ProjectsPhil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact / Ennead Architects …Selected Projects Share Photographs:  Hemant Patil Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Green & White House / Studio VDGA ArchDaily 2019 Houses “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  15000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

Fracking Colorado, part 2: Impact on environment and people

first_imgFracking Colorado, part 1: Impact on environment and peopleTo a person growing up in the New York/New Jersey area, the dark smog that used to hang over the city was a fact of life. Before one sees any blue sky, there was always a blanket of smog created by chemical and organic compounds — byproducts of widespread industrial activityThose who are members of Native nations or people who grew up in Colorado are now appalled at how areas of beauty have been torn up and transformed into huge industrial sites — this in a mad rush to profit off the oil and gas “gold rush.” The extraction of coal oil and gas in Colorado has greatly increased levels of dangerous chemicals and ground-level ozone.  These are byproducts of the “rush.”This is especially dangerous to the elderly and to children, as it causes and intensifies respiratory illnesses. Even when the air looks relatively clear, gases like methane and benzene affect the health of Colorado residents.Nurse Suzanne Cabral was interviewed by the Colorado Independent, an online news source, about the health impact of fracking operations on people who live close to them. Custers of health problems occur at those sites. Those who live nearby had low birthweight infants and newborns with neural tube defects. They suffered nosebleeds, headaches and sleep disturbances. Cabral is now an advocate for the members of her Thornton community. (August 2016)Children living near well sites have an increased incidence of asthma from being exposed to benzene, a known carcinogen, emitted from the wells. Fracking wastewater is often placed in lined containment ponds or injected into wells up to 10,000 feet deep. This has polluted drinking water. It has also caused earthquakes.Farmers are concerned about potential harm to their animals, which are breathing these industrial gases and dust, drinking the water and eating the grass which is affected by the pollutants.Like thousands of old, abandoned 19th and 20th century mines, which are currently deteriorating, leaking and spewing massive toxins into our rivers and waterways, the costly cleanup is being paid for by this generation in the 21st century.The unknown miles of pipelines, leaking wells and crumbling well casings threaten Colorado water, air and land — with no oversight.  When energy company executives leave Colorado, their pockets are stuffed with money.  But future repair costs and unknown planetary damage will inevitably fall on Colorado workers and their families, as in the past. Corporations are rarely held financially responsible for the damage they do.Profits from these industries should be set aside to repair the damage done and to transition to safer, nontoxic ways to provide energy.Capitalism pits workers against the environmentIn the interest of making a lot of money with minimum investments, capitalists put workers in a bind. Workers are aware of the dangers of fracking to people, animals and the environment — yet they need  high-paying jobs.  Under capitalism, workers know they are disposable, so they fight to keep their jobs despite knowing their work harms them, their children and the planet.Abolishing fracking for oil and gas would have long-term health and planetary benefits. Workers who lose their dirty, dangerous jobs could be retrained in safer, cleaner energy employment.The myth was perpetuated that gas which burns cleaner releasing less carbon dioxide, methane and other pollutants than coal and oil, making it a “bridge fuel” until renewable, less polluting and cheaper options were available. This myth allowed energy companies to keep producing unlimited gas and oil from fossil fuels through fracking.However, over the last 20-plus years, scientists have observed extreme weather events and climate warming. Rigorous scientific climate studies completed in 1990 by world-recognized climate scientists through the United Nations left no doubt about global warming’s causes and effects. (Ross Gelbspan, “The Heat Is On”)Fracking releases methane, increases global warmingScientists now know that fracking for gas and oil releases large amounts of methane gas, which traps much more heat on our planet than carbon dioxide. That means the planet is warming much more rapidly and intensely because of methane. The heat is causing droughts that affect agriculture and kill crops, leading to hunger and forcing people to flee from drought-stricken or flooded areas. Recent satellite studies show that not only the atmosphere above the drilling sites has accumulated greater than expected amounts of methane — but this has occurred all over the planet.Some of this methane comes from the production process and the wells.  Some comes from higher temperatures in the Arctic, where melting ice is releasing methane trapped in the ice and permafrost there.Either way, the release of methane contributes to the earth’s warming.  As more ice melts, more methane is released. Rapid trapping of intense heat creates a vicious cycle. Melting ice is visible and the sea rise is measureable. But the gas is invisible, so it is easy for nonscientists to dismiss it. However, the studies are conclusive.Exxon Mobil commissioned a study in the 1980s which came to the same conclusions. However, oil companies hid the study’s results and falsely spread the idea that scientists were not in agreement or the conclusions were still debatable.Scientists have sounded the alarms on global warming. It is causing displacement and extinction of some animals. It is also increasing bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing life forms, which flourish in places where they have never existed before because the climate was much cooler.It is crucial to recognize and stop this industrial activity and burning of fossil fuels.  Continuing on this trajectory will keep warming the planet, which will cause not only extreme weather events — but starvation, drought and the development of new diseases or their eruption in locations where they have never before existed.Scientists do not know at what point global warming will have gone too far.  The clock cannot be turned back. But they do agree that the danger to the planet is of such urgency that today’s situation cannot be allowed to continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Shannon zombies in search of charity funds

first_imgTwitter Shannon Zombies looking forward to the Halloween Zombie charity walk in aid of Pieta HouseSHANNON town is facing its very own Zombie Apocalypse this Halloween when weird creatures will crawl and walk in search of blood and human flesh – all in a good cause.Pieta House, the support service for people who are suicidal, will be the beneficiaries of the weird and wacky walk being organised by local events company, HT Promotions, the Shannon Musical Society, Wolfe Tones na Síonna and St Sennans rugby club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Scheduled for the scariest night of the year, this Friday October 31, anyone can join the fun.“We’re looking for people to join the walk as Zombies – we will be doing scary make-up beforehand but they have to be up for a bit of fun and stay in character and sort of lurch and drag themselves along,” said Eileen McKee, of HT Promotions.“But if being a Zombie is not something people feel like doing, then we’ll need them to shake buckets and of course, we want everyone to come out and see the fun”.Children are welcome to join Shannon’s first Zombie walk, which will start at the grounds of the GAA club and finish in the town square.“They don’t have to be dressed as Zombies – children can wear whatever fancy dress they like,” said Eileen.“We’re having baloon bending and face painting at the GAA club beforehand and children and Zombies can have their faces painted from around 6.30pm.“There’s usually a town bonfire on Halloween night, so we inviting people after that to come back to the GAA grounds where there will entertainment for the children. At 9.30 there will be a disco for the adults.Zombies and rattling volunteers can just turn up on the night, and there are more details on the Facebook page of HT Promotions. TAGScharityEileen McKeefull-imageHalloweenHT PromotionsPieta HouseShannonZombie walk Facebook Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsShannon zombies in search of charity fundsBy Editor – October 29, 2014 609 Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers center_img Previous articleExcitement building for new schoolNext articleRail line closed following discovery of body Editor Advertisement Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts soar

first_img Pinterest By admin – January 12, 2018 Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts soar Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 12Next articleMan charged in connection with Albertsons robbery admin Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by three in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 403 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count increased by 15 to a total of 939 rigs. A year ago, 659 rigs were active. The count shows that 752 rigs sought oil, an increase of 10 from the previous week, and 187 explored for natural gas, an increase of five from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $60.75 per barrel, up $2.75 from last week. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $64.30 per barrel, up $2.86 from last week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Landgraf-sponsored Second Amendment bill awaits signature

first_img Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, that will protect the Second Amendment and property rights of property owners was passed by the Texas Legislature with resounding support on Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott for final approval. Senate Bill 741, authored by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and sponsored by Landgraf, prohibits a homeowners or property owners association from disallowing the already lawful possession, transportation, or storage of firearms in homes in the neighborhood, a news release said. “This bill seeks to simultaneously protect property rights and our Second Amendment rights,” Landgraf said. “I was proud to sponsor it in the Texas House and thank Sen. Hughes for his leadership.” When a person buys a home in a new neighborhood, that purchase often comes with a set of deed restrictions for the neighborhood. These restrictions customarily require you to mow your lawn, not have an RV in your yard, and any number of other provisions designed to promote and protect the character of the neighborhood. SB 741 is necessary to prevent firearms-related restrictions from being included in those restrictions, the release said. “I’m thankful to a constituent from Ector County for presenting the idea for this bill four years ago after an abusive POA infringed on his family’s rights,” Landgraf added in the release. Unless vetoed by the governor, SB 741 would take effect September 1, 2019.center_img Landgraf-sponsored Second Amendment bill awaits signature Facebook Pinterest Twitter Local News Previous articleOAT051019 Pop 2kNext articleStamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for Saturday Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Pro rodeo begins Friday with celebrity bull-riding

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Pro rodeo begins Friday with celebrity bull-riding Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 18, 2018 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skipcenter_img Latest Stories You Might Like 911, EMA planning merger Pike County 911 and the Pike County EMA may soon merge to share costs. Chris Dozier, 911 director, and Herbert… read more The Pike County Cattlemen’s 26th annual NCPRA is coming to town Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. But the main events will kickoff with a promotional event at 11 a.m. Friday at Santa Fe Cattle Company.B.B. Palmer, publicity chair for the Cattlemen, said local celebrities will strap on the chaps and straddle the mechanical bull in hopes of winning the title of Pike County Champion Mechanical Bull Rider.“The rodeo announcer will be there and we’ll have a couple of rodeo judges to determine the winner if its close,” Palmer said. “The mechanical bull ride is free and the Cattlemen encourage everybody to come out and cheer on their favorite rider. It will be a lot of fun and a great way to kick off rodeo weekend in Pike County. “In the arena, we’ll have the calf scramble and mutton bustin’s for the kids. So the rodeo will be a great night for family fun.Saturday’s rodeo will feature the “Western Festival” for kids. The gates will open at 4 p.m. and the festival will get underway at 5 p.m. The Western Festival is a rodeo for kids. Book Nook to reopen Print Article The Pike County Cattlemen’s 26th annual rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights will feature all of the major rodeo events, bareback bronc, saddle bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing and everybody’s favorite, bull riding.The rodeo will get off to a great start on Friday night with a full slate of events. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo will start at 7:30 p.m.Vendors will be on the grounds with lot of fun things for kids including pony rides and the mechanical bull for the older folks, Palmer said. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Phones around the country will buzz with the first national emergency alert test Wednesday

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On Wednesday at 2:18 p.m. EST almost all the cell phones in the country will go off in the first nationwide test of a wireless emergency alert system.FEMA officials say they expect the alert to reach 75 percent of wireless-enabled devices, including cell phones and smartwatches. The alert will not interrupt a phone call or an active data session, though FEMA and the FTC are working to make sure the information reaches more people.And even if cell phone users have opted out of other emergency alerts for imminent weather threats or AMBER alerts they should still receive the national-level alert, which is meant to be used in the case of national threats like a nuclear attack or terrorist attacks in multiple cities.Despite being called a “Presidential Level Alert” emergency messages sent through the system won’t be written by Donald Trump or any other president. Emergency messages are pre-written and approved by various government agencies in advance of any test or emergency.The message Wednesday will read “Presidential Alert: This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”About two minutes after the wireless emergency alert, the broadcast system will send a similar message through radio and television stations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Five Utah State Gymnasts Earn Scholastic All-American Awards

first_imgAugust 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Five Utah State Gymnasts Earn Scholastic All-American Awards Tags: 3.5 GPA/Emily Briones/Kiera Miller/Leighton Varnadore/Maddie McIntyre/Taylor Dittmar/USU Gymnastics/WCGA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, five Utah State gymnasts from last season were honored as scholastic All-America winners from the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association.Those honored by the WCGA were junior Emily Briones of San Antonio, Texas, freshman Maddie McIntyre of Las Flores, Calif., sophomore Kiera Miller of Oshkosh, Wis., freshman Taylor Dittmar of Lebanon, Ill. and freshman Leighton Varnadore of Aiken, S.C.They all carried a 3.5 GPA or better. Written by Brad Jameslast_img

Airbnb management apologises for ‘misguided tone’ of Tube ads

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Airbnb management apologises for ‘misguided tone’ of Tube ads previous nextAgencies & PeopleAirbnb management apologises for ‘misguided tone’ of Tube adsHostmaker CEO Nakul Sharma says controversial ads have been taken down over the weekend and future advertising creative is being reviewed.Nigel Lewis3rd June 201901,693 Views Short-let management agency Hostmaker has told The Negotiator that the company wants to apologise for the furore stirred up by its most recent poster ad campaign, which urged landlords to ditch long-term lets and embrace Airbnb.The company specialises in helping landlords manage short-term Airbnb lettings and has been running a set of aggressively-toned advertising posters.“We are sorry for the concern caused by our recent ad campaign and we acknowledge the tone was misguided,” says Nakul Sharma, CEO of Hostmaker.Sharma (left) also says that the adverts were taken down over the weekend and that he will be “reviewing all future creatives with our partners”.As we reported last week, its adverts have run headlines such as ‘My long-term let is ticking along…terribly” and ‘You deserve more…30% more”.  These led to a campaign to ban the ads on the London Underground by housing activists.“In a cosmopolitan city like London, there is a need for a range of housing and rental solutions to meet the needs of the wide variety of residents and visitors in our capital city,” says Sharma.“Whilst it’s critical that there is plenty of affordable housing stock available, our portfolio is made up of premium homes in zone 1&2 postcodes and does not take affordable housing stock away from the market.“We are here to meet the needs of Londoners and visitors to the capital who would prefer to stay in a high quality, furnished and managed home service.“We provide a flexible lettings model to homeowners of these type of properties; blending long-term, mid-term and short-term rentals to suit market demands and help homeowners weather the current slump in rent prices and property sales, ensuring they aren’t left with gaps in the year when their property is standing empty.” Hostmaker nakul sharma airbnb June 3, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more