London boosts Winkworth

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National Investment Trust Ltd ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Social Housing in Aigues-Mortes / Thomas Landemaine Architectes

first_img Social Housing in Aigues-Mortes / Thomas Landemaine Architectes Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  MC LucatProject Lead:Grand Delta HabitatCity:Aigues-MortesCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MC LucatRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The project of collective housing in Aigues-Mortes has been developed within an exceptional site, living witness of the 70s. The building is located in a factory estate whose architecture is marked by a modern style. The plot occupies a key spot; the work has to manage the transition from a scale to another, between 3-storey housings and individual houses the latter being scattered at the rear of the plot, on the property line.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© MC LucatIn order to compose with existing pieces, the TLA team has chosen to integrate and reinterpret some of the on-site architectural elements to the building aesthetic. As a result, the treatment of edging strips has been carefully thought and comes marking the floors to give a local dimension to the project. Although it is integrated in its context, it was important to give it a punch image, an identity. Consequently, architects chose to use wooden materials to unify the project. First, this material covers well and second it creates small subspaces, more secret universes. Being like little huts, the loggias create intimate outdoor spaces where it is pleasant to live. The wood emphasizes a feeling of warmth and of interiority but mostly permits one to manage opacities and transparences, and acts as a filter. Thus, “looking without being seen” becomes possible!Save this picture!© MC LucatFinally, marking the corners appeared as a way to reinforce the project geometry and to delimit distinctly two entities. The upper part, with fifteen apartments in double exposure, is covered of wood and punctuated of small appropriable volumes. The composition is sitting on a mineral base. Here, the addition of gabion baskets comes to strengthen the dichotomy feeling between the two elements. On the ground floor two public spaces nestle: a tax center and a police station.Save this picture!© MC LucatSave this picture!DetailThe main difficulty on this project were to conciliate cost, comfort, aesthetic, social and environmental issues. But this skin has not yet said its last word! Then, it takes a functional role and becomes a sunscreen. Playing with rhythms and exposures, it protects and receives light! Faithful to itself, this skin shapes and modulates the façade.Save this picture!© MC LucatOriginally published on August 17, 2015. Project gallerySee allShow lessDique 2A Berria Housing Renovation / BeharkSelected ProjectsFoshan Meisha Bilingual School / AUBE CONCEPTIONSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Aigues-Mortes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Photographs CopyApartments, Social Housing•Aigues-Mortes, Francecenter_img Architects: Thomas Landemaine Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© MC Lucat+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Social Housing in Aigues-Mortes / Thomas Landemaine ArchitectesSave this projectSaveSocial Housing in Aigues-Mortes / Thomas Landemaine Architectes “COPY” France 2015 Projects CopyAbout this officeThomas Landemaine ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSocial HousingAigues-MortesIcebergFrancePublished on January 02, 2021Cite: “Social Housing in Aigues-Mortes / Thomas Landemaine Architectes” 01 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Neilsen on most hated online advertising techniques

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 December 2004 | News American non-profit technology expert Michael Gilbert saw the list and was reminded how non-profits often look to the business world for inspiration, reflecting a “sad (and inaccurate) elevation of businesses as the more sophisticated and professional sector.”Gilbert adds in his Nonprofit Online News for 23 December 2004: “I wish that fundraising professionals would stop looking for the immediate buck and pay more attention to things that don’t undermine trust, as many of these loathsome advertising techniques do. After all, trust is our sector’s most precious resource.”  20 total views,  1 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Neilsen on most hated online advertising techniques Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Usability expert Jakob Nielsen has revealed the 10 most hated online advertising techniques, based on research on how users perceive online advertising.As more charities test online advertising, whether banner ads, text ads in email newsletters, or microsite sponsorship, it is useful to be reminded of the types of adverts that really annoy Internet users. Jakob Nielsen has done just that in a recent Alertbox article.Not surprisingly, pop-ups, adverts without close buttons, adverts that trick you into clicking on them, and adverts that cover the part of the page you are trying to read all annoy users the most. Advertisementlast_img read more

Did Boeing’s choices kill 346 airline passengers?

first_imgBoeing Airlines, which has been raking in profits, is scrambling after having two crashes of its 737 Max 8 passenger jet, killing a total of 346 people in the last five months.  The  Indonesian Lion Air jet went down in the Java Sea Oct. 29, 2018, killing all 189 passengers. The Ethiopian Airlines crash at Addis Ababa on March 10 ended in the death of all 157 on board. Now Boeing is involved in a public relations fiasco. Why? To keep its monopoly position as a worldwide aircraft producer — a position backed up with orders for 4,783 of the 737 Max jets — Boeing made profit-driven decisions that undermined basic passenger safety. In January Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg announced the company made $10.5 billion in profit in 2018 and had a record $100 billion in sales.  Boeing also took over Brazilian plane maker Embraer in February. Boeing bought 80 percent of the commercial unit of Embraer for $5.6 billion — considered a conquest for U.S. imperialism.Muilenburg announced that the Renton, Wash., factory of 12,000 workers would raise production of 737 Max planes from the already breakneck speed of 52 a month to 57 a month.  But that doesn’t seem so likely anymore. Treacherous softwareBoeing had installed a new software system — Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System — in the 737 Max to avoid stalls shortly after takeoff. A stall can occur if the plane is rising too quickly at a steep angle. To counteract the jet’s powerful engines just after takeoff, MCAS forces the nose of the plane to dip. That can trigger a steep dive if the MCAS continues to force the nose down, as happened in the Lion Air crash.Investigators believe that faulty data from sensors on the Lion Air plane might have caused the system to fail. According to Aviation Week and the Daily Beast, the MCAS system operated without any input or knowledge from pilots. It wasn’t even in the pilots’ manuals. Intervention from pilots can keep the plane under control, but the pilot has to understand the MCAS system and how to counteract it in an emergency. Just after the Lion Air crash, which exposed the issue of MCAS, the Allied Pilots Association put out a statement: “This is the first description you, as 737 pilots have seen (of the MCAS system).  It is not in the AA737 Flight Manual Part 2, nor is there a description in the Boeing FCOM (Flight Crew Operations Manual). It will be there soon.” (Daily Beast, Nov. 13)It took until the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash to get 370 other 737 Max planes, which were still flying, grounded. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration resisted the rest of the world until it finally grounded the 737 Max on March 13. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max jet crash, which has not been fully investigated, appears to have experienced a similar scenario, based so far on flight data. Safety features ‘optional’As the pilots of the Ethiopian and Indonesian airlines struggled to get control of their doomed airplanes, they lacked two basic safety features from the MCAS system. That’s because Boeing had listed them as optional features requiring extra payment.  Regulators didn’t require them, so the two low-cost airlines didn’t order them. These two features are the angle of attack indicator and the disagree lite, both optional features said to be critical, but not installed without extra payment. Boeing makes from $800,000 to $2 million per plane on optional features in the 737 Max, which explains why management wanted these features to require extra payments. In another attempt to keep its costs down, Boeing pressured families of Lion Air’s deceased passengers into signing a form for compensation just after the crash. The families were herded into a conference room and handed a complex form which included a pledge not to sue Lion Air. They were told that by signing the form they would receive $91,600 in compensation.  While this sum was welcomed by some who lost breadwinners, it was the minimum allowed under Indonesian law.  The document included a huge list of contractors for Boeing, who the relatives could also not sue if they were going to collect the $91,600. This document is now said to be illegal. More than 20 relatives of those who died on the plane are suing Boeing in the U.S. for negligence.How did Boeing get away with such a blatantly unsafe feature as MCAS?  The government regulatory agency, the FAA, said Boeing could regulate itself. That’s even written into law.  The Organization Designation Authorization Program was established by the FAA in 2005. The ODAP allows aspects of the certification process to be performed by the plane makers.The FAA reauthorization bills of 2012 and 2018 supposedly make safety reviews quicker and less costly. According to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, however, this “left the fox guarding the hen house.” Patrick Shanahan, who had a long executive career at Boeing, is now Secretary of Defense. He is a warmonger who appears to be highly favored by the Trump administration. Talk about a cozy relationship. Boeing’s Political Action Committee kicked in $5.9 million to federal candidates in the 2018 election cycle. The company employed 98 lobbyists last year and spread money to 375 members of Congress.Some airlines are talking about cancelling their orders for Boeing Max planes. On March 25, China put in an order for 300 planes from Airbus, Boeing’s competitor, in a $35 billion deal. This is seen as a big move away from Boeing. Airlines are saying they’ll have huge losses as a result of grounding the Boeing Max.  Financial analysts predict it will be two-to-three months before the 737 Max will get back into service.  Boeing will have to find a fix for the plane, and air safely regulators from around the world will have to approve the fix. Despite all Boeing’s wealth and power and their appropriation of skilled mechanics and engineers’ labor, the company is having a breakdown in its safety record and how to address it.  It’s too much in a hurry in its mad quest for profits to satisfy its ruling-class investors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Moms 4 Housing brutally evicted, vow to return

first_imgOakland, Calif.In the early hours of Tuesday, Jan. 14, heavily armed Alameda County sheriffs carrying AK-47 rifles battered down the door of what had once been a vacant house. Inside were a small group of mothers with small children who had been “repossessing” — living in — the building since mid-November.After first sending in a “robot,” the sheriffs arrested Misty Cross and Tolani, two of the mothers, plus two of their supporters. All were taken to Santa Rita Jail.This eviction followed a local judge’s ruling against the claim of possession by the Moms, who are part of a group called Moms 4 Housing.Since the brutal eviction, the Oakland activist community has been seething with disbelief and anger. “What is this police force? What is this military force for?” asked Carroll Fife, director of ACCE Action (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment).ACCE is one of the local organizations that have been actively supporting the Moms’ struggle for housing. Fife noted that the crowd, both the night before and on Tuesday morning, had been calm and disciplined.A banner still hanging from the now boarded-up home states that there are four vacant homes for every unhoused person in Oakland. Homelessness has increased by over 47 percent in the last 2 years. Nearly 80 percent of all unhoused people are Black, despite the fact that the Black population has shrunk to 24 percent.Shortly after the eviction, TurHa Ak, a leader of Community Ready Corps (CRC), which had been providing security for the Moms and demonstrators, addressed the crowd. “They took out our mothers and babies with battering rams. They have no humanity,” he said. Then Ak led the crowd of over 200 people with the chant, “Shame, shame.”The sheriffs responded to his outspokenness by donning riot gear and pulling out their batons.The night before, several hundred demonstrators had gone to the house to show support for the Moms and to stop the eviction. Nothing happened that night. Dominique Walker, one of the founders of the Moms group, was not at the house when the eviction happened. She was in the middle of an interview with “Democracy Now!” when she found out about it.She raced back to the house while the Moms were being arrested. “If you are not angry, you should get angry. Our tax dollars went to this extreme force to evict mothers and children at 5 o’clock in the morning. We are saying no, we are standing with Misty and Tolani,” Walker said.The Moms were released on bail shortly after being arrested. They are facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing the eviction. The Moms and their supporters have vowed to continue their campaign to house all the unsheltered, unhoused people in Oakland.In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News the day of the arrests, Misty Cross stated unequivocally: “This is only a piece of it. We’re going to be out in a minute. We’ll be back. We’ll be right back.”Fife of ACCE Action summed up the situation succinctly:  “We know that the paramilitary police forces are not to protect the people; they are to protect property. The people need to continue to rise up because we are going to break the back of capitalism,” she stated. “We will not be scared; we will continue to support the Moms.”For more information and to support the group, check out their website at read more

Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower in December

first_img Facebook Twitter Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower in December Expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries won’t cut output at their meeting later this week kept pressure on oil futures Monday, extending the November rout to around 10%.January West Texas Intermediate crude fell 6 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $41.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after Friday’s 3.1% drop. January Brent crude  on London’s ICE Futures exchange shed 25 cents, or 0.6%, to $44.61 a barrel. In November, prices for WTI lost about 10.6%, while Brent gave up roughly 10%.Oil prices have been sliding for over a year since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries opted to keep production high to protect market share and bump out rivals in the U.S. and those outside the cartel. OPEC is set to hold its next meeting on Friday. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 30, 2015 Home Energy Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower in December SHARE Previous articleChinese Drone Maker Introduces Crop SprayerNext articleDow Sells Treflan Chemistry Gary Truittlast_img read more

Mortgage Production Contributes to BOA’s Strong Q3 Earnings

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bank of America managed to escape the fate that befell JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, PNC, and Wells Fargo in Q3.Whereas those four banks all experienced a year-over-year decline in net income for the third quarter, Bank of America’s profit jumped by 7 percent in Q3 up to $5 billion and earnings per share climbed by 8 percent up to $0.41, compared with $4.6 billion and $0.38, respectively, last year in Q3, according to Bank of America’s third quarter earnings report released on Monday.A substantial increase in mortgage production was a large driver of the earnings growth for Bank of America in Q3. Total mortgage production, which includes first mortgage and home equity originations in consumer banking and GWIM (global wealth and investment management), spiked by 21 percent in the third quarter up to $20.4 billion. That amount represents UPB of home equity originations or principal amount of the total line of credit.“Strong client activity and good expense discipline combined to drive positive operating leverage as we continue to optimize and strengthen our balance sheet,” said Paul M. Donofrio, Chief Financial Officer for Bank of America. “With near-record levels of capital and liquidity, as well as robust underwriting standards, Bank of America is stronger, safer and better prepared to deliver for customers and clients than probably at any time in our history. We remain focused on delivering long-term value to shareholders. This quarter, we increased tangible book value per share by 11 percent while returning nearly $2.2 billion in capital to common shareholders.”The bank’s FICC (fixed income instruments, currencies, and commodities) rose by 39 percent in Q3 due to stronger performance globally across credit products, led by mortgages.“We delivered strong results this quarter by staying true to our strategy of responsible growth and focusing on the quality of the relationships with our customers and clients,” said Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. “We grew revenue, reduced expenses and continued to manage risk, resulting in a 17 percent increase in pretax earnings.”Click here to view Bank of America’s full Q3 earnings report. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Subscribe Previous: The Week Ahead: Bank of America Reports Earnings Next: HUD’s Outlays Come in Lower Than Estimated Tagged with: Bank of America Q3 Earnings Report Bank of America Q3 Earnings Report 2016-10-17 Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Production Contributes to BOA’s Strong Q3 Earnings The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 17, 2016 1,509 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage Production Contributes to BOA’s Strong Q3 Earnings The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

“Every High Courts Have The Power To Strike Down Central Acts”: Supreme Court Asks Petitioner Challenging Epidemic Act To Move HC

first_imgTop Stories”Every High Courts Have The Power To Strike Down Central Acts”: Supreme Court Asks Petitioner Challenging Epidemic Act To Move HC Mehal Jain16 Nov 2020 11:09 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday required the withdrawal of a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Epidemics Act, suggesting that the concerned High Court be approached.”What kind of a writ petition have you filed? Don’t you have something called the High Court of Judicature of Bombay?’, asked Justice D. Y. Chandrachud at the outset from petitioner-in-person Harshal…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday required the withdrawal of a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Epidemics Act, suggesting that the concerned High Court be approached.”What kind of a writ petition have you filed? Don’t you have something called the High Court of Judicature of Bombay?’, asked Justice D. Y. Chandrachud at the outset from petitioner-in-person Harshal Mirashi.”I am challenging the Epidemics Act and a circular dated March 15…it is a central Act”, replied the counsel.”So High Courts have jurisdiction in respect of central Acts. You don’t have to come to the Supreme Court. You are anyway on the issue of quarantine in Maharashtra”, noted Justice Chandrachud.When the petitioner sought a direction in that behalf for approaching the High Court, the judge said, “Why should we direct? You should approach the appropriate authority as per law. That would mean the Supreme Court felt there is something in the petition. But your contention regarding it being a central Act is misconceived. Every High Court in the country has the power to strike down a law for being in the teeth of Article 245, 246 or Part III of the Constitution””We have the power, but the High Courts also do have the power to consider the validity of any law or to strike it down. Since the High Courts also have the power, it is desirable to go to the High Court!”, added the judge.”Based on my limited understanding and the research I did, I inferred that central laws are struck down by the Supreme Court…”, pressed the counsel.”If you go to the library on the second floor or the one on the ground floor of the Delhi High Court, and peruse a book called D. D. Basu’s Shorter Constitution, you will find that the High Courts have the power”, remarked the judge.”Sitting in the High Court, I have struck down laws”, added Justice Indira Banerjee.”So have I”, commented Justice Chandrachud.Noting that an “efficacious and alternative remedy exists before the High Court under A. 226”, the bench granted the petitioner liberty to withdrawn the plea.Next Storylast_img read more