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first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 prospectus For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2011 prospectus Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


first_imgBank of America Charitable Foundation recognises London’s community stars Howard Lake | 14 December 2010 | News Tagged with: Awards corporate Funding 3. Student Leaders* Sami Ali, Drayton Manor High School* Rebecca Duncan, Newstead Wood School for Girls* Virdzhiniya Ivanova, New Vic Sixth Form College* Merlain Makiadi, Southfields Community College* Femi Situ-Amoo, Pimlico AcademyThese five secondary school students were recognised for their commitment to improving their local communities. The students will attend an eight-week summer internship with a local charitable organisation and a week-long Leadership Summit in Washington DC.4.Bank of America Merrill Lynch Volunteers* Carl Goodman, Commodities Finance, committed volunteer at Osmani Primary School in Whitechapel* Stephen Rae, Global Securities Solutions, committed volunteer and key partner of Futureversity’s ‘Job Ready’ programmeThese two company employees were recognised for their community service work to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “The army of volunteers who dedicate their time to putting something back into their communities are the unsung heroes of the capital. The NEI awards are a great way of championing their efforts. It’s fantastic to see that even in these difficult times, so many individuals and organisations are still committed to helping others, and I congratulate all of this year’s winners.”Application information for 2011The application period for the 2011 Student Leaders programme opened on 1 October 2010 and closes on 12 January 2011.For Neighbourhood Builders and Local Heroes, the application period runs from 1 January to 1 June 2011.www.bankofamerica.com/neighborhoodexcellence The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced the winners of its fourth annual Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Awards, at a ceremony held at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s City offices.The awards are given to two charitable organisations, five community leaders, five secondary school students and two Bank of America Merrill Lynch volunteers who are helping to improve their local communities. Since 2007, the company has donated over £1,725,000 in NEI awards to support the local London community.“Through our Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative, we are helping to generate meaningful and cumulative economic and social impact at the local level where it’s needed most,” said Jonathan Moulds, president, Europe at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.The winners of this year’s awards are:1. Neighbourhood BuildersChance UK, a charitable organisation that works with young children with behavioural problems, and London Youth Support Trust, a charitable organisation that supports young entrepreneurs as they develop their business and personal potential. Each charity receives £110,000 in unrestricted grant funding. In addition, the executive director and an emerging leader from each organisation participate in a strategic leadership development programme held in the U.S..2. Local Heroes* Keith Gray, vice-chair, Hammersmith & Fulham Disability Forum* Steve Hemblade, volunteer for Activenture* Dennis Rogers, founder of The Saturday Club* David Sawyer, volunteer for Roots & Shoots* Ashraf Uddin, volunteer for St John AmbulanceThese five community leaders have been recognised for contributing significantly to their neighbourhoods. Each individual receives £3,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  55 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.last_img read more


first_imgCommunity News State To Expand COVID Vaccines To Those With High-Risk Health Conditions, Aged 16-64, Starting March 15 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, February 12, 2021 | 3:12 pm Community News More Cool Stuff 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News In a move that will vastly expand the number of people eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, state health officials said Friday that as of March 15, shots can be administered to people 16 and older suffering from medical conditions or developmental disabilities making them susceptible to severe illness or death from the virus.The move comes amid continued shortages in vaccine supply, but follows mounting pressure to make the shots available to people most at risk of dying or falling seriously ill if they contract the virus.According to a bulletin sent to providers across the state, the California Department of Public Health advised that vaccinations can be made to people between ages 16 and 64 who suffer from:• cancer;• chronic kidney disease;• chronic pulmonary disease;• Down syndrome;• weakened immune system from solid organ transplant;• pregnancy;• sickle cell disease;• heart conditions;• severe obesity; and• Type 2 diabetes mellitus.Also becoming available for vaccines will be anyone 16 or over who suffers from a “developmental or other severe high-risk disability” that leaves the person susceptible to serious illness or death from COVID; if acquiring COVID will limit the person’s ability to receiving necessary ongoing care or services; or if the disability would hamper the person’s ability to be treated for COVID.The state already allows vaccinations for anyone aged 65 or over regardless of health condition. When the new eligibility takes effect March 15, the number of Californians overall who will be eligible to receive shots under existing guidelines will increase to as many as 19 million.To date, just over 5 million doses have been administered across California. The current vaccines require each person to receive two doses, spaced three to four weeks apart. 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Business News Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more


first_imgA linearized perturbation about a two-dimensional Vialov-Nye icesheet profile is used to investigate the sensitivity of the divide position at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, to small changes in the accumulation pattern and in the elevation of its lateral boundaries at the margins of Ice Streams C and D. Relaxation time-scales for the icesheetsurface and divide position are derived from the perturbation theory. For Siple Dome, these time-scales are short: 450-800 years for surface adjustment, and 200-350years for divide position adjustment. These short time-scales indicate that Siple Dome responds quickly to forcing at its boundaries. Therefore, the recent migration of the Siple Dome divide (determined from previous work) is probably a response to an ongoing, sustained forcing rather than a response to a long-past climate event such as the transition from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene. Based on our analysis, the inferred rate of migration of the Siple Dome divide could be attained be/’:last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time points list.The Los Angeles Lakers forward tied Jordan’s 32,292 career points with a fadeaway in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. James later broke Jordan’s record in the same quarter with a layup.He ended the game with 31 points, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Nuggets, who beat the Lakers 115-99.After the game, James told reporters that passing Jordan in career points “ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship.”“It’s just, I mean, for a kid from Akron, Ohio that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me,” James, 34, said. “I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneaks like MJ, wanted kids to look up to me some day like MJ. It’s crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.”After passing Jordan, James is now in fourth place on the NBA’s all-time points list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928 points) and Kobe Bryant (33,643 points).Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img March 7, 2019 /Sports News – National LeBron James passes Michael Jordan in career pointslast_img read more


first_img Commercial production at the Semakovskoye field is slated to start in 2022. (Credit: Pixabay/Terry McGraw) Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reached a final investment decision on the project for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.The field, which is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsula, is classified as large: its recoverable gas reserves exceed 320 billion cubic meters.During the preparatory stage, the project operator – RusGazAlyans (established on a parity basis by the Gazprom Group and RusGazDobycha) – carried out a set of design and survey works, drew up the design documentation, and obtained permits from governmental authorities to start construction and installation operations as part of the first stage of field pre-development (land). The configuration of the development project is fully defined, including the priorities for the construction and commissioning of production and transmission facilities, the procedure for recording and purchasing extracted gas, and the ongoing efforts for attracting project financing from Russian credit organizations.As part of the first stage of pre-development, RusGazAlyans commenced development drilling. Construction is underway for the first horizontal development well with a vertical deviation of more than 2,000 meters. The well is designed to have a measured depth of about 2,700 meters, with a vertical depth of 830 meters. Its construction, which includes geological studies, is expected to be finished by the end of this June. It is planned to complete the construction of the first six development wells by no later than the first quarter of 2021.In addition, motorways and sites for production facilities are being built at the field, and logistical resources are being brought to the area.According to the project schedule, the active phase of construction and installation is going to begin in the second half of 2020.Commercial production at the Semakovskoye field is slated to start in 2022. By that time, 19 wells will be built there. The extracted gas will be fed into Gazprom’s gas transmission system. Source: Company Press Release The field is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsulalast_img read more


first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » London house prices to fall after a hard Brexit, says Reuters poll previous nextHousing MarketLondon house prices to fall after a hard Brexit, says Reuters poll30 experts across the UK have predicted problems ahead for the capital if a negotiated exit cannot be achieved.Nigel Lewis30th August 201803,388 Views Leave voters around the UK will be amused to hear that London’s property market is facing further problems over the next two years if the UK leaves via a hard Brexit, a poll of 30 analysts and experts by Reuters last week has revealed.The irony of the poll – given that London voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU vote in June 2016 – won’t be lost on the capital’s estate agents.Reuters says the experts predict that on average prices will drop by 1.6% next year and by 0.1 a year after, although not as much as in 2016 when prices reduced by up to 15% in some areas.“In the short term the additional uncertainty will disproportionately affect London, causing the value of some properties, particularly high value properties, to fall further,” said Ray Boulger (left) at mortgage broker John Charcol.Tony Williams at property consultancy Building Value, believes London’s property market is ‘tanking’ because the traditional international buyers are staying away and the overall required number of purchases needed to keep the market afloat is not being maintained. “A disorderly Brexit will exacerbate this trend,” he says.Other analysts polled by Reuters described a hard Brexit as both ‘damaging’ and ‘a disaster’ while one expert said a significant correction in London had a 75% likelihood.“We see little upward or downward pressure on house prices at current near-zero interest rates. However, risks lie substantially to the downside,” said Andrew Brigden (right) at Fathom Consulting.“Were interest rates to return to pre-crisis levels or higher, which may prove necessary if there were a sharp fall in sterling after a General Election, for example, then house prices could fall by around 40 percent.”ray boulger Reuters london property maket John Charcol Andrew Brigden Brexit Fathom Consulting August 30, 2018Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


first_imgRating: 3/5 If you don’t think that death, fisting, gang necrophilia rape (which is difficult with a dead body) and your mother’s magic box are all hilarious, then you are a complete prude and won’t like Dead Mother Cabaret. I laughed until my spleen ruptured. The play is a fantastic concept and the writing and production team should be extremely proud of themselves. The script is snappy and gloriously directionless.Dead Mother Cabaret is, however, comparable to the USSR: a great idea which had a few problems when it burst forth from Lenin’s magic box. (I’ll stop stealing that metaphor now). The genius of the concept is somewhat let down in the realisation. The acting isn’t bad by any means, but it’s not as good as the play deserved.Some notable individuals really stand out. Chris Tudor, as Guy Johnson, comes close to the verbosity that this play really needed, and he’s helped along by the fantastic script. Dead Mother Cabaret is at its funniest in these moments, when a member of the cast manages to really go over the top. Tom Corcoran as the Narrator-Son puts on a perfect smoky American film noir hero style voice, though some shameless line forgetting without an attempt at picking up the pieces made me wonder for a moment whether I was back in primary school (you shouldn’t have a prompt, you just shouldn’t!). Real credit goes to Niall Gildea for his hilarious presentation of a Freudian-minded, Derrida driven writer, and Nishani Nijjar is strong in this scene as well. By far the best thing on stage was Philip Aspin as the grotesque Father, who surpassed even Chris Tudor in the bombastic presentation of his character. Aside from these flourishes, the acting tends to be rather plain. It’s not bad, but Cabaret demands over-the-top performance, which not all the cast was able to deliver.Complaining about a whole cast in a student production is a little over-critical, I’ll admit. The play has some fantastic touches. The guest stand-up comedian (on the Tuesday night James Laurence, who was wicked awesome with cream on top) is a brilliant innovation. Musically, Dead Mother Cabaret delivers as well. A live Jazz band is nigh on impossible to assemble in Oxford theatre, unless it’s playing at Satan’s Christmas party. Praise goes to the band, which perform astoundingly. The Oxford Belles are another great addition. However, they seem to have difficulty coping with accompaniment and could do with being louder. They sing beautifully, but that’s what you’d expect. Furthermore, they’re hampered by the same lack of over-enthusiasm as a large proportion of the cast. However, the play really does deserve credit for having the sheer audacity to try to do a musical in the all too frequently mute world of Oxford theatre.I’ve criticised some elements of Dead Mother Cabaret quite heavily, but I would honestly recommend it as one of the best things on this week. As a project, the play is audacious and is definitely what the Oxford stage needs. I’m tired of going to the theatre only to find I could have visited the Tate Modern (for free) to get a similar experience. Well done for putting fun back on the stage in a corset and suspender belt!by Dan Rawnsleylast_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was held May 5 at St. Nicholas Church, Jersey City, for Albina Scibetta, 90, of Jersey City. She passed away April 21. Albina was a long time resident of Beach Street, Jersey City. She worked at Pace Envelope Co. in Jersey City before her retirement. Albina was predeceased by her husband Paul N. Scibetta in 1995. She is survived by her daughter Rose Margagliotta; her son Frank Scibetta; her grandchildren Paul and Philip Scibetta, Mark Margagliotta and Nicole Margagliotta Dobbs, as well as six great grandchildren.Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Jersey City.last_img


first_imgTucked away in a quiet residential street, just off Mile End Road in Whitechapel, London, is wholesale bakery Rinkoffs. Established by Russian-born master baker Hyman Rinkoff in 1911, the bakery is now run by the third and fourth generation of the family. Although the business, which employs around 35 staff, is now predominantly a wholesale operation, with around 5% of its business from its shop attached to the production bakery in Jubilee Street, and a café on Vallance Road, that wasn’t always the case.Director of bakery production Ray Rinkoff explains that when the business was founded by his grandfather Hyman, who emigrated to England in 1905, it was essentially just a corner shop. The original outlet was situated on Old Montague Street, with Hyman, his wife and seven children living above the bakery and shop.Ray joined the business as a baker when he was 15 years old. At that time, the business was mainly a retail outfit, with only a 5% wholesale operation, supplying products such as crusty rolls and fairy cakes to local cafés. Move forwards another 10 years and Ray’s oldest brother Derek, director of finances, joined the business. “We decided we were going to go either one way or the other retail or wholesale,” says Ray. “We saw the supermarkets really starting to take off, so we decided to move more into the wholesale side.”That proved to be a pivotal decision, as Derek freely admits that the business would not have survived on the high street just selling white bread and rolls. Its ’Chola’ bread a type of challah is currently supplied to the food halls of Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis among other smaller chains, and it also supplies several City corporations, including: Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Google.”Being a Jewish bakery, Sunday used to be our busiest day,” says Ray. “It was very much a family business; my mum and dad were also working here, and we needed extra people to help make orders up as the wholesale business started to grow, so Lloyd (Derek’s son) started to come in.” Ray taught him how to bake and, when he could drive, he would come to the bakery at 4am until around 7.30am, and then go to school, he says. Lloyd officially joined the business when he was 18 years old, and is now director of bakery operations and transport.”Harvey [Derek and Ray’s brother] also came into the business about 10 years after Derek to work as director of sales, and he pushed the bakery’s sales up considerably,” says Ray. At that point, the business was trying to get in with the likes of Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Harvey simply phoned round and asked to speak to the buyers; he had a lucky break with the buyer at Harrods, who was keen on the sound of its continental breads, and asked Rinkoffs to bring some in. This deal then carried a lot of weight when it came to approaching other high-end retailers and set the course for the business’ future, adds Harvey.Rinkoffs then began to supply coffee shops and, for five years, it used to make around 40,000 muffins a week for Caffè Nero. “But this had to come to an end when Nero got to 200-plus stores, as our products were handmade and we couldn’t feasibly make enough,” explains Ray. The firm also gained contracts in the catering and hospitality sector, which now makes up a big part of its sales.Despite not having to battle with the supermarkets for survival on the high street, it has not all been easy. Commodity price rises have hit the business hard and it has been forced to streamline its operations and make cutbacks where it can. Derek says it is not willing to compromise and buy cheaper ingredients, because its products are supplied to high-end establishments. It likes to buy English ingredients where it can, to cut down on food miles for example sourcing its flour from Shipton Mill in the Cotswolds. “We like to buy from a small mill because we like to support those kinds of businesses, and they look after us well,” says Derek. And as the products are handmade from scratch you can only cut staffing to a certain level, as “we need their hands”. This just leaves the difficult option of trying to pass the cost increases on down the line something the bakery is hesitant to do, as Derek says there is always going to be someone else who will offer to do it for less. But he admits they will have to put up their prices at some point, to stay in business.Ray says Jennifer, the newest family member to join, around four years ago, has helped to bring the business into the 21st century, as head of customer relations and marketing. She has set up a Facebook fan page for the bakery, and has a presence on Twitter. She also gets involved in the bakery on the NPD side and was the family member behind its move into cupcakes, which it now sells a great deal of, even supplying Google. Jennifer also came up with the idea of having a comments book in the Vallance Road shop, which opened in 1976. This was the first all-night bagel shop, says Ray, and was revamped around six years ago, staying true to its original aesthetics and ambience. Despite the fact the shop is now more of a café/coffee shop, one recent comment in the book was from a man who said he went in for a bagel, and came out with a wife. In fact, says Ray, there have been three marriages from that shop.The unit, which sells its range of breads including its famous Chola bread, Danishes and cheesecake features memorabilia on the walls and a mural of Hyman Rinkoff painted on the outside of the building. The café is also located on the street where the Kray twins used to live and, when they were in jail, one of their friends used to come in every Friday to pick up six smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels to take to the prison for them.Derek says the location of the business has been one of the key factors in its success. “We’re five minutes from The City and five minutes from Canary Wharf, which allows us to give a really good service, and is what we’ve built our name on. For example, a guy from Barclays rang up and had forgotten four loaves speciality breads but we had them at the bakery, so I could just run them up there.”Continental focusAlthough it has moved away from just being a Jewish bakery, now offering items such as sourdough breads and cupcakes, the bakery still offers a very continental range of products. As well as its range of Jewish Chola breads, it makes products such as a black rye bread, which is very popular, says Derek. Snack-packs of its products, which it started producing six months ago, are its most recent innovation.As part of its centenary promotions, the bakery changed the labelling on its products to include the strapline: ’100 years of family baking’.Rinkoffs certainly appears to have successfully combined its Jewish heritage with Whitechapel’s multicultural consumer demographic and, as Derek says, it is looking forward to the next 100 years. Vital Statistics Business name: Rinkoffs BakeryLocation: Whitechapel, LondonWhen was it set up: 1911Type of business: Wholesale and retail 95%/5% splitFamous for: Danish pastries, Chola bread, bagels and cheesecakelast_img read more