Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( HY2007 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (  2007 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

Co-op Christmas sandwiches raise £40,000 for young carers

first_imgSale of Christmas charity sandwiches by The Co-operative have raised £39,582 for YCNet, part of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers which offers online support for young carers. The donation from the retailer will go towards funding online support workers and managers for these young people.The sandwiches were available in three flavours: turkey, stuffing, bacon and cranberry; Wiltshire ham and braised red cabbage; and a Christmas dinner triple (prawn cocktail, turkey and stuffing, and cheddar cheese & chutney).Helen Shaw, Sandwich Buyer at The Co-operative, thanked the Co-op’s customers for helping to raise the money. adding: “This initiative is a great example of The Co-operative’s on-going commitment to young people.” Co-op Christmas sandwiches raise £40,000 for young carers 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. Tagged with: christmas Trading  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 February 2011 | Newslast_img read more

Police in N Ireland warn on street collections

first_img Tagged with: Law / policy Northern Ireland street collection Howard Lake | 10 July 2017 | News The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has issued warnings in relation to street charity collections.The PSNI say that through engagement with the public and a number of charitable bodies they have become aware of a lack of understanding or confusion around some of the regulations governing street and public place collections.  In particular they have highlighted issues in relation to roundabout/roadway collections and collecting money in buckets. Charities must apply to the PSNI for permission to undertake street collections.The PSNI report that there has been a significant increase in the number of charities that are collecting on main arterial routes and in particular at roundabouts. In some cases this has created difficulties for emergency services such as ambulance and Northern Ireland Fire Service responding to calls.Collectors are not permitted to collect at roundabouts, the police say.Related to roundabout and street collections is the use of buckets for collections which is forbidden under the rules.The regulations state: “Every collector or vendor shall carry and present to all contributors or purchasers for the reception of money contributions, a box or other receptacle numbered and securely closed and sealed in such a way as to prevent the same being opened or the money extracted without such seal being broken.”Street collections in Northern Ireland are governed by the Police, Factories etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and gives the PSNI the right to make and enforce regulations related to charity collections.PSNI say that failure to comply with the regulations will be taken into account on any applications for collections submitted by these organisations in the future.Guidance on street collections is provided by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  205 total views,  3 views today  206 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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. Advertisement Police in N Ireland warn on street collectionslast_img read more

Comic Relief invites expressions of interest for research opportunity

first_imgComic Relief invites expressions of interest for research opportunity Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Comic Relief is looking to commission research that explores future trends as well as influencers, innovators and observers of change that are, or could, accelerate the four social change issues it aims to tackle over the next 10 years.It is inviting expressions of interest with a deadline of midday on 23 July.The objective of this initial discovery piece of research is to build its understanding of what the future might look like and who is driving it forward in a positive way, to help it discover new ways of realising its vision of  ‘a just world free from poverty’.The next five years will see Comic Relief focus its assets to drive social change around the four social change issues of gender justice for women and girls, helping 0-5 year olds survive and thrive, finding safe homes for the vulnerable, and finding new approaches to improving mental health. Funding will be split 50:50 between the UK and internationally –where it will focus on selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.Comic Relief seeks to better understand a wider spectrum of “influencers” working in social change beyond the existing work it funds, and to reach and engage these different influencers to future-proof these four social change issues.The full research brief can be found via this link, or a PDF version can be emailed. Expressions of interest should be submitted to Catherine Fitzgerald [email protected] and Aisha Siddiq, [email protected], by midday on 23 July and there will be an opportunity to present and discuss approaches to this piece of work in the week commencing 30 July.  79 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Comic Relief research Melanie May | 12 July 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Ethanol, Farm Bill Front-and-Center for Corn Farmers

first_img SHARE Home Energy Ethanol, Farm Bill Front-and-Center for Corn Farmers By Andy Eubank – Mar 5, 2013 Previous articleAFBF Targets Tax ReformNext articleIndiana Begins Month Long Celebration of Agriculture Andy Eubank Ethanol, Farm Bill Front-and-Center for Corn Farmers Delegates to the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress policy meeting and corn growers elsewhere during the 2013 Commodity Classic last week talked up the importance of defending the Renewable Fuel Standard and getting a smart and strong five-year farm bill passed this year after  the numerous delays of 2012.At a time when corn yields are still rising strong, the importance of protecting a growing market like ethanol is paramount to corn farmers. Despite the drought last year, for example, more corn growers than ever before had yields of 300 or higher on the National Corn Yield Contest, demonstrating that all markets – livestock feed, exports, and others as well as ethanol – will be important to the organization.“The Renewable Fuel Standard is important because it provides a level of stability to the marketplace and ensure that there is a good supply of domestic, renewable biofuel available,” NCGA President Pam Johnson said. “It helps create jobs and save struggling rural communities.”Johnson also noted that corn growers believe it is time to make fundamental changes to long established farm programs, and growers support reforms that include programs that will provide assistance to growers only when it is most needed.“An effective, affordable federal crop insurance program remains our No. 1 farm policy priority,” Johnson said. “And we have long supported programs that complement growers’ crop insurance protection in those years where prices or yields are significantly reduced.  For growers, especially young farmers, managing the potential loss of revenue is critically important.”Source: NCGA Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Harvest Rock Church Files Court Brief on Eve of Hearing

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A Pasadena church that continues to meet indoors despite state orders barring indoor church services filed a brief in federal district court today in its efforts to obtain a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom.The brief filed by attorneys for Harvest Rock Church claims Newsom’s continued defense of his coronavirus health order is frivolous.“The Governor absurdly contends that the Supreme Court’s decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo has no bearing on the instant matter and does not mandate strict scrutiny here, claiming Plaintiffs do not even begin to show that Roman Catholic Diocese made such a sweeping change in the law.”In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court enjoined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from limiting the number of people that can attend religious services.However, the order by Newsom allows outdoor religious services and does not limit how many people can attend those services.Lawyers for the church requested an injunction in early December after the High Court vacated a lower court ruling in favor of Newsom.However, a district court judge refused to hear that request during a 10-minute hearing and granted the state a delay. The next hearing is scheduled for Friday.In September, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the content of the speech at the church was not an issue. The issue was with speech taking place indoors before large groups.In the 2-1 decision denying the church’s request, the appellate court judges wrote that “In order to demonstrate that an injunction pending appeal is warranted, Harvest Rock must show that it is likely to succeed on the merits, that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, that the balance of equities tips in its favor, and that an injunction is in the public interest.”On Dec. 3, the Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s orders involving the emergency petition of the churches and directed the district court to reconsider the ruling in light of the High Court’s decision in granting an injunction for churches and synagogues in New York.Lawyers had requested an injunction for a Dec. 6 church service, but that was not granted and the church met illegally indoors, something it had been doing well before city officials issued a cease and desist order.The coronavirus has surged to dire levels, expending Southern California’s ICU capacity as of Thursday afternoon. The surge led Newsom to enact a new order which once again forces non-essential businesses to close their doors and prohibits large gatherings. The order makes an exception for outdoor religious gatherings and protests.Pasadena officials have sent the church a cease and desist letter.The city prosecutor’s office and the city code enforcement division have threatened the church with criminal charges, fines, and closure for being open for worship against the governor’s orders and local health orders. The letters threaten up to one year in prison, daily criminal charges, and $1,000 fines against the pastors, staff, and parishioners. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Faith Harvest Rock Church Files Court Brief on Eve of Hearing Church continues to meet indoors despite state orders By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:27 pm Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 101 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

The Latest: UK urges Sec Council to push for pause in wars

first_img Twitter The Latest: UK urges Sec Council to push for pause in wars By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS News WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  Previous articleOilers beat Flames 2-1 to open home-and-home seriesNext articleRaptors score last 11 to defeat Timberwolves 86-81 Digital AIM Web Support FILE – In this March 3, 2020 file photo, Argentina’s Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia confirms the country’s first case of the coronavirus, during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Alberto Fernandez has Gonzalez García for his resignation on Friday, Jan. 19, 2021, who is alleged to be involved in a scandal over discretionary handling of COVID-19 vaccines. Pinterestlast_img read more

Value of Donegal property market down in the first six months of 2013

first_imgNews WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Twitter Previous articleMc Conalogue concerned at possible dilution of government broadband commitmentsNext articleInvestigation into Derry ladder death News Highland By News Highland – July 18, 2013 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img Value of Donegal property market down in the first six months of 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week There has been a small drop in the number of houses sold in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2012.However, new figures show a 20% fall in the value of the properties sold.The latest figures from the Property Register Show that in the first 6 months of 2013, 275 houses were sold in Donegal – 4% down of the 2012 figure of 287.The average price of a house sold in Donegal from January to June was 80 thousand euro – thats 17,000 euro less than the same period of 2012 representing a fall of 18%.The combined value of the property sold was just over 25 million euro down 20% on the first 6 months of 2012.This is in contrast to the national picture, the combined value of all property sales so far this year increased by 9% to €1.96bn.The figures seem to back up claims of a two tier property market with prices static or falling in rural areas while increase in most urban areas. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegallast_img read more

Police search Galveston-Houston archdiocese offices in connection with church sex abuse case

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Police searched the offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Wednesday in connection to a child sex abuse investigation — the latest installment in a widening scandal that has shaken the Catholic Church.The warrant was connected to an investigation into Rev. Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, who is charged with four felony counts of indecency with a child, the Montgomery County District Attorney J. Tyler Dunman said.At least four people have accused La Rosa-Lopez of sexually abusing children while he worked at a Catholic school in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to ABC station KTRK, which cited advocacy groups. Charges were filed in two cases, KTRK said.The victims — one male and one female, both of whom were underage at the time of their respective alleged assaults — said they reported the abuse at the time but it was not reported to police by church leaders, KTRK reported.The archdiocese released a statement following Wednesday’s activity saying that it “continues to cooperate, as we have since the outset, with this process.” At a news conference following the search, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said the church “has cooperated to a degree.”“We have spoken to Cardinal DiNardo,” Ligon said. “He has been cooperative and I take him at his word that he is trying to be transparent. And obviously he did not know the search warrant was going to be here today and I’m sure this took a lot of people off guard but that’s part of the intent of a search warrant.“I’m not here to gain the cooperation of the Catholic Church. We’re here to gain records for a successful investigation and prosecution of a criminal defendant in Montgomery County.”La Rosa-Lopez was charged in September and was released on bond. It was not clear if he entered a plea, but he has been removed from ministry.According to Dunman, there were three earlier search warrants executed — one at a church, one at a school, and one at an addiction treatment center — in connection to this case.There are now at least 16 jurisdictions across the country that have launched investigations into clerical sex abuse following the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing the alleged cover-up of decades of abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests.Investigations have already been launched by officials in Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia — as well as the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska — with officials in several other states telling ABC News their offices were reviewing their options and considering taking similar action.A spokesperson for for the Texas attorney general’s office responded to a request for comment by pointing to an earlier statement.“My office is committed to doing what it can to address these serious issues,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement released in mid-November. “No young person should ever have to fear any type of abuse, but especially abuse from the clergy or any other religious leaders. We stand ready to assist local law enforcement and any district attorney’s office that asks for our help in rooting out this form of evil from any church or other religious institution.”The crisis has shaken the church’s global hierarchy and prompted calls from some critics for the resignation of Pope Francis, but the Vatican appears to have remained skeptical of outside scrutiny.Church leaders gathered at the General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops earlier this month to contemplate their response to the widening scandal, described by one observer as “The Catholic Church’s biggest crisis since the Reformation.”But the event, which was expected to culminate in steps toward increased transparency and accountability, took a sudden turn when DiNardo, who also serves as the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced in his opening remarks that a pair of votes on proposed policy changes to address the abuse crisis would be delayed “at the insistence” of the Vatican. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Firms of all sizes can be an employer of choice

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Firms of all sizes can be an employer of choiceOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today The mission to become an employer of choice should not be the preoccupationonly of large global businesses, according to Eversheds employment lawyer LizFallon.She urged all HR managers to strive towards it and highlighted the successof four very different organisations – JCB, Ernst & Young, Addenbrookes NHSTrust and US finance firm Charles Schwab – as proof that employers of allshapes and sizes can make it work for them. Charles Schwab is listed as number eight in Fortune magazine’s Top 100 BestCompanies to Work For. It has achieved widespread share ownership amongemployees and its claim to fame is that it has more than 1,000 dollarmillionaires among its US staff.Fallon claimed Schwab has become an impressive employer of choice. Iteducates employees in how they can benefit from the success of the financialservices firm. In-house training, stock purchase assistance and access toindependent pensions advisers are part of the Schwab package. Addenbrookes NHS Trust in Cambridge adopted far reaching family-friendlypolicies in order to recruit and retain the best.Eversheds’ Owen Warnock said there was an unequivocal business case forAddenbrookes to be more flexible because it faced a fiercely competitive labourmarket with zero unemployment in the area.Its policies had to reflect the needs of the available workforce which wasmainly women requiring part-time contracts. “Such flexibility broadens the pool of candidates, attractshigh-calibre applicants, responds to the needs of a 24-hour society and ensuresthe employer is fulfilling a moral responsibility” he said.Eversheds senior partner Viv Du Feu pointed to construction equipmentmanufacturer JCB as an employer that has got to grips with knowledge as the newcurrency in recruitment and retention.JCB saw continual personal development as key to the job security of itsstaff because it improves their portability. Du Feu urged HR managers to moveaway from measuring what staff learn from this development to askingthemselves: what change has the business achieved? Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more