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first_img John Dunne Thursday 9 December 2010 2:52 am Share Standard Chartered that it expects to post record income and profit for this year, helped by falling loan impairments and growth in consumer banking.Income in the second half of 2010 was expected to clock in at levels similar to the first six months, the bank said in an update posted on the Hong Kong stock exchange website, before its regular year-end briefing later in the day.“The group has continued to perform well, consistent with our expectations and guidance,” the bank said in the statement. “Both businesses have performed well, with client income growth in wholesale banking very good and income in consumer banking showing good levels of growth.”The bank’s Hong Kong-listed shares were up 3.8 per cent before it gave the update, but eased slightly after the midday trading break.Standard Chartered reported a first-half profit of $3.12bn (£1.97bn) as bad debts more than halved and its key Asian markets performed better than those in the West.The fall in loan impairments was likely to have extended into the second half of this year, the bank said in a statement, and it expected bad loans to be significantly lower in 2010 compared with the previous year.StanChart has been expanding aggressively in the wholesale and consumer banking areas, snagging several high-profile deals including as lead underwriter for McDonald’s Corp’s landmark 200 million yuan bond in Hong Kong earlier this year.Cost growth would exceed income growth in the full year as a result of these new businesses, the bank said, adding that it also saw margin pressure from increased compliance costs and higher staff expenses.Net interest margins were set to fall from 2009 due to pressure on asset margins across a number of different countries, it added.Standard Chartered raised $5.3bn from a rights issue in October, which it said would bolster its finances ahead of new capital rules and provide firepower to take advantage of new opportunities. StanChart to hit record profit as bad loans fall center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


first_img Twenty million pounds of National Lottery money will be transferred from the New Opportunities Fund to the Millennium Commission.Twenty million pounds of National Lottery money will be transferred from the New Opportunities Fund to the Millennium Commission in order to tackle the social exclusion and deprivation faced by black communities.Read PM sanctions lottery boost for minorities by David Hencke at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More lottery funds for ethnic minority projectscenter_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2001 | Newslast_img read more


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visitors to the online bookshop simply have to quote the school’s ID number and the company keeps track of purchases generated by each school. At the end of each term it sends schools a cheque.The 8% commission applies to all purchases over £5, but the company does say that it is hoping to increase this to 10%.Such online affiliate programmes from booksellers are quite common. Amazon.com led the way in 1996, and Amazon.co.uk offers commission rates of 5-15%, depending on whether you list a book title or simply add a book search facility on your charity’s site.Nevertheless MeritMarks does offer free publicity material appropriate for the schools/PTA market to help participating organisations generate potential purchasers. For example, it offers a pre-prepared newsletter on its School Login page, which automatically contains a school’s ID Number. This can be photocopied, or its content included in schools’ own newsletters to parents. Amazon has for six years been helping charities and other groups raise funds online by paying them commission for any book sales they can generate for the online bookseller. MeritMarks is another online bookseller offering a similar programme for schools and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs).MeritMarks will pay 8% on sales of books via its Web site that have been generated by schools and PTAs. The London-based company asks schools and PTAs to register online and then to promote their service to parents by newsletter, word of mouth, or their Web site. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 19 January 2003 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Another online bookseller offers affiliate programme for schools/PTAslast_img read more


first_img Howard Lake | 10 December 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Crisis secures Millennium Dome for homeless people at Christmas Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img This Christmas, London’s Millennium Dome will for the first time be turned into a hostel for homeless people to be run by national homelessness charity Crisis.Crisis have found an excellent use for the Millennium Dome in Greenwich: it will be the main venue for this year’s Crisis Open Christmas and serve as temporary home to some of London’s homeless people.One of London’s most expensive buildings will therefore be used to house some of its most disadvantaged people. Advertisement 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. Crisis will be launching its ‘Be Inspired’ careers and training fair at the Dome. Homeless people will be able to take part in workshops from plumbing to IT and art to basic numeracy. The charity is even referring to the service as its ‘Be Inspired zone’, a reference to the zones that made up the Millennium exhibition that the Dome was originally created for.Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Crisis said: “The Dome was designed to be a building that inspired people. This Christmas it will inspire homeless people to rebuild their lives.”Crisis will also operate five other venues around London from 23 to 30 December.last_img read more


first_imgTwitter Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history WATCH: Democratic candidate for state senate talks gun control, immigration + posts Linkedin Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TAGSreality tvsurvivor Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/center_img Previous articleWomen’s basketball falls against No. 23 Oklahoma State in regular season finaleNext articleTCU Food Recovery Network works to minimize campus waste Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Elizabeth Campbell Twitter printTCU alumna Libby Vincek said she joined the cast of “Survivor” with two goals in mind: prove that she was more than just a southern belle with a pretty face and win a million dollars.While her success at winning the money won’t be revealed until the end of the show’s season, Vincek said that she believes she was successful in proving her own strength to herself. Part of this success can be attributed to Vincek’s strategy going into the game and how she said she prepared.“Physically I was able to prepare myself by trying not to eat as much and physically just getting stronger throughout this because you never know what the challenges are going to be,” Vincek said.In the past, challenges on the show have often included various obstacle courses with balance beams, knots and puzzles at various stages. Vincek said she made sure to work on her balance and untying knots – even volunteering to untie people’s shoes if they ever got a knot in them. She also said that she talked with social workers, read books like David and Goliath, and watched YouTube videos about how Navy Seals prepare for missions.While she felt physically prepared for the game, she said her mindset for going to the island wasn’t as easy to prepare for.“Mentally you almost can’t,” Vincek said. “You have to know that you’re going into something blindfolded.”Despite the uncertainty, Vincek said she kept up her plan of using people’s first opinions of her to her advantage.“I definitely kept the mindset of ‘okay I don’t want to know it all because people might assume that I don’t know this’ so I’ll like play along with them and then maybe surprise them,” Vincek said.While Vincek said she prepared by watching old seasons of Survivor, this year the show is introducing a whole new concept: Ghost Island. The new twist on the game involves castaways being sent away to Ghost Island where they can interact with mementos and misplayed advantages from previous seasons of theshow.39 days, 20 castaways, 1 day until the premiere of Survivor: Ghost Island Here’s a sneak peek of tomorrow’s episode with a look into the graveyard of bad #Survivor decisions. pic.twitter.com/vMqkVKDFTY— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) February 27, 2018Survivor host Jeff Probst took to Twitter to express his optimism about the new season.“I really think you are going to enjoy Ghost Island,” Probst wrote. “A fun new twist with a truly great group of players!” ReddIt Vincek said she’ll be hosting a watch party with her family and close friends for the first episode and is excited to start being able to share the show with everyone. She’ll also be talking with her fellow castaways who she said she’s been in contact with since filming for the show ended through group texts and Snapchat.“It was a very dysfunctional but functional family,” Vincek said. “We are getting through this entire process together and without their support, I could not go through this and get used to the culture again.”Vincek’s season of “Survivor” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. CST with a special two-hour episode. WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts educationlast_img read more


first_img For the first time in many years, Bonham Middle School has a Communities in Schools representative on campus to help ensure students are passing their courses, have the proper attire to wear and even enough food to eat.Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin Inc. helps students stay in school and make the right choices by connecting schools with needed community resources. Mike Alva, Bonham’s Communities in Schools campus coordinator, started at the campus in October.The CIS Permian Basin website said the agency serves Crockett, Ector, Wilson and Young Medal of Honor, Bowie and Bonham middle schools, and Odessa and Permian high schools and the Alternative Education Center. Alva said plans are to include Nimitz Middle School, as well.Along with dropout prevention, in cooperation with the West Texas Food Bank Alva has started a food pantry for students and their families. He said those who use it don’t have to be in Communities in Schools; it’s for the whole campus.Ector Middle School also has a food pantry.Principal James Ramage said Bonham has 954 students and about half of those are economically disadvantaged.Alva said he can take a maximum number of 95 students. He currently has 63 in CIS. Some of the families are considered homeless under federal law, meaning they are living in their cars, in motels or doubling up.“I have about seven kids that come after school, so far, to pick up full boxes. Then I have parents who come up here and pick up boxes. Then I have some kids who come in for snacks and to eat,” Alva said.The food boxes include snacks, such as cookies, oatmeal, pancake mix, canned food, rice — “anything they might need for two or three or four meals over the weekend.”Alva said he tries to make sure the boxes are as condensed as possible to make sure he doesn’t overload people and he can transport it to their homes, if needed. He’d like to obtain some backpacks to put the items in.“But it’s also available to them throughout the week. I’ve had two students that come almost on an every other day basis. As long as they’re a student here on campus, I can cater to them and their family,” Alva said.He said he’s not sure yet how the food pantry will work during breaks and over the summer. Alva said he has talked to Ramage about moving to a portable building which would make food available Saturday, Sunday or over a break.He noted that quite a few parents have gone through some rough times and didn’t know what else to do. The first 37 kids he had in the CIS program were considered homeless under federal law.Alva also offers small hygiene backpacks for boys and girls donated by the Salvation Army.He added that students selected for Communities in Schools may be having academic, attendance or behavior issues, or they may have economic issues or uniform needs.Eighth-graders Giovanni Nunez and Ian Garza are in the Communities in Schools program and have found it helpful.“It’s a really fun program,” Nunez said. “It’s a really good stress reliever. If you’re really having a hard time at home, you can come here and he’ll talk with you. It’s really relieving sometimes to know that someone’s been in something like your situation and he can connect with you and stuff.”Garza said he met some “pretty cool people” through the program that he didn’t know before.“I built that connection with him. I can go to them for the problems I have and they’ll help me throughout the whole thing. They just make me feel like I’m home,” Garza said.He added that he thinks the program could be “really great for kids that don’t have food at home,” or clothes.Garza said everyone has been through a day in their life when they didn’t have anything to eat at home.“It’s really like relieving that I know that if I’m ever having a really hard time at home with food, I can just come here and he’ll give me a box and it will really help me out at home,” Garza said.Communities in Schools, said Garza, also put him on the right track academically. He said he was making trouble for no reason and failing on purpose.With Alva’s help, Garza said he’s starting to pass again and staying out of trouble.Nunez said he was always one of the students at the top of the class.“And then sometimes stuff impacts you at home and it’s hard to focus in school and you’re struggling. One day I was having really trouble and then my grades starting dropping and stuff. I talked with Mr. Alva. It helped me out. I got a lot of stuff off my chest and it helped me pick up what I dropped,” Nunez said.Alva, who went to Bonham, said he can connect with the students because he has experienced a lot of what they have gone through.“My mom was a single mom. We’ve been homeless before. We’ve lived in a park. We’ve struggled. I’ve watched her try to raise four kids … when my dad left. It created a world of struggle,” Alva said.He went to what used to be the Career Center and is now George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, studied business administration and leadership at Odessa College and graduated from the fire academy there.For six years, he was a car mechanic. He heard about the Communities in Schools job from a friend.“That’s what I want to do is give back and I want to show these kids that I was able to do so much positive with my life and I’m able to give back so quickly. I want them to understand that all they need is a hard surface underneath them to run with and they can stay on the ground,” Alva said.Students now stop by his room during passing periods just to tell him about their day. The women in the front office of Bonham have helped him settle in and the teachers are like family.“They’ve opened their arms to CIS,” Alva said.Ramage said he’s pleased to have Alva on campus.“We’re real excited that we got a Communities in Schools representative. Bonham had not had one in many years, so it’s something that’s very much needed to help with services for our kids, especially for our kids who don’t have much. Mr. Alva came in and immediately started working with the kids. He’s very positive, very energetic. Whether they need food, clothes, uniforms resources for classes he helps with all those, plus he helps them get organized at school,” Ramage said. 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first_imgTop StoriesPrivate Doctors Need Not Await Govt Approval For COVID-19 Tests On Categories Of Patients Mentioned In ICMR Guidelines : Gujarat HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 May 2020 3:49 AMShare This – xThe Court noted that requirement of govt approval was creating delays.The Gujarat High Court on Friday held that private doctors and hospitals need not wait for approval from the government authorities for carrying out COVID-19 tests on those categories of patients mentioned in the testing guidelines laid down by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J B Pardiwala noted that the requirement of…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday held that private doctors and hospitals need not wait for approval from the government authorities for carrying out COVID-19 tests on those categories of patients mentioned in the testing guidelines laid down by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J B Pardiwala noted that the requirement of prior approval for COVID-19 testing by private doctors and hospitals was delaying the process.In such cases, the treating doctors only need to send an intimation regarding the test to the concerned authorities. The Court has not interfered with the requirement of government approval for private hospitals to do COVID-19 tests on patients not falling within the categories mentioned in ICMR. However, the Court ordered that such approval should be communicated at the earliest, in any case, within 24 hours.As stated by the Court in paragraph 36 of the order :”we have examined the guidelines of the ICMR regarding testing as also the report of the three members committee of the State Government which we have reproduced above in para ­ 25. According to the said report, certain categories of patients are enumerated where testing should be done. Those categories of patients, as referred to above, in our opinion, and for the reasons recorded above, would not be insisted for an approval from the concerned Superintendent of the GMERS, Ahmedabad or the DHO for other districts, but the COVID­19 testing should be done forthwith without any delay and only intimation of such patients may be forwarded to the concerned authorities by the treating consultants. For rest of the patients (not covered by the above specified categories), we direct that the COVID testing by the treating Physician or Surgeon would require an approval to be obtained, but, at the same time, we direct and make it very clear that such approval should be granted at the earliest and in any case, within 24 hours. This time line to be strictly adhered to”. The Court passed the direction considering a petition filed by Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) and Dr. Malay Devendra Patel who challenged a Gujarat government order prohibiting private doctors and hospitals from conducting COVID-19 tests without getting approval from designated health officials.  It was argued that if any patient is to be treated for any other disease or ailment or take a case where any surgery is to be performed, the Doctor would advise to get the COVID­19 test report. It is necessary because the treating doctor needs to be aware of all the conditions, infection which the patient may be suffering. The doctor would not like to take any chance before he performs the surgery.They submitted that certain categories of patients requiring urgent surgeries undergoing critical treatment relating to Hemodialysis, other emergency surgeries including delivery of pregnant women which cannot await the approval of the Superintendent of the GMERS, Ahmedabad or the DHO as it takes two to four days. If the approval is awaited and only then, testing is conducted, it could result into disastrous situation for the patients as also the consulting doctor and paramedical staff, submitted the doctors.Agreeing with the concerns expressed by the Association, the Court observed :”We fail to understand that in the circumstances highlighted above, why the concerned doctor has to seek the permission of the DHO or CDHO. Once the doctor prescribes the COVID­19 test for the purpose of taking due care before the surgery is performed or before any particular treatment commences, then why permission is to be obtained from the DHO CDHO. In this regard, we seriously called upon the learned Advocate General to explain us the rationale behind such a policy. The disturbing feature of this policy is that the DHO or the CDHO hardly finds time to grant the necessary permission. It takes two to four days before the permission is accorded and the test is performed. In a given case, this delay may prove to be fatal. In a given case, if such delay proves to be fatal, then who would be responsible”.The Court also referred to the recent judgment of the Telangana High Court which quashed the Government Order restricting citizens from getting COVID-19 tests from private laboratories, even if they have requisite approval.Last week, the Court had stressed the need for increasing COVID-19 tests, discarding the submission of the Advocate General that more tests would mean at least 70% of the population testing positive, leading to fear psychosis.Click here to download OrderNext Storylast_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article Originally joining the company as a secretary, she has since found her way into an influential HR role. Gray has previously worked in recruitment and in the HR department for the group treasury.What is the biggest challenge in your job?I think it is ensuring we have the right strategies in place to keep ahead of legislation, delivering best practice, meeting customer needs and keeping everybody aware of the disability discrimination processes.What are the biggest challenges facing HR people in banking?Developing a change culture, so that people grow and change with the business.What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?To treat people as individuals, no matter what the situation.What is the strangest situation you have had to deal with at work?As part of my personal training I had to head a team which demolished a building and then set up a business in its place. I was turning up there after work to hammer in nails – it took about five months to complete.Imagine being stranded on a desert island with enough food for only two people. Who would you choose as your companion?Tom CruiseYou have stumbled upon a time machine hidden in the vaults of your company building. What time period would you visit?I would not go to the future because I wouldn’t want to know what it is. I think I would go back to the 1960s, because I was too young to appreciate all the fun.What would your dream job be?I would have to say the one I am doing now because I am challenging current practices.Which is your favourite cheese?Brie with crackers.What would you do if you had more spare time?Observing my surroundings instead of taking them for granted.What would you rescue if your house was on fire?My lipstick.What is your greatest strength?I think it is my personality – I have quite a positive view on life.What is your least appealing characteristic?I would make my legs longer as I am only 5ft 3.Who is your favourite author?Harper Lee Personal profileOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah football center Zach Larsen was named as a 2018 Walter Camp FCS All-American for his heroics during the Thunderbirds’ 2018 season.This is Larsen’s second postseason honor as he was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team offense in November.Larsen will enter his senior campaign in 2019 and will be looked to for leadership by head coach Demario Warren. December 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Football’s Zach Larsen Named As Walter Camp All-American Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/SUU Football/Walter Camp FCS All-American/Zach Larsen Brad Jameslast_img

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