12 Jul

First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited.last_img read more

15 Jun

Solidarity in the drivers’ seat

first_imgSteve Gillis, third from left, Feb. 7.WW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferSan Francisco — Steven Gillis, the fired vice president of United Steelworkers Local 8751 (Boston School Bus Drivers Union), spoke Feb. 7 to a packed hall of San Francisco school bus drivers, members of United Transportation Union Local 1741. The event was a powerful show of solidarity.Gillis and the San Francisco bus drivers received each other warmly. UTU members presented Gillis with donations to assist in the fightback against corporate giant Veolia, which locked out the school bus drivers and fired four members of the elected union leadership last fall. Discussions centered around the current struggle in Boston to reinstate the four fired drivers, including Gillis, and how to build more solidarity between transportation workers and all other workers internationally.Gillis traveled to the Bay Area Feb. 6-10 as part of the international fightback campaign against Veolia. He was a featured speaker at the Join the Fight Against Veolia: Stop Privatization, Defend Labor, Human Rights & the Environment conference held Feb. 8 in San Francisco. (See “Workers, activists fighting Veolia hold international conference” at workers.org.)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

13 Jun

High-powered offense carries TCU past LSU 9-6

first_imgBranson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin + posts Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelson Facebook Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 19 – YouTube TV, Oscars Aftermath and more)Next articleSpring football has officially arrived in the Fort Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ TAGSgame wonTCU in title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter Baker and Skoug celebrate Baker’s second inning homerun. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com)center_img Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Linkedin Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter printThe No. 1 Horned Frogs scored six early runs en route to a 9-6 victory over No. 3 LSU on Friday in TCU’s opener at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.In the first of three games against ranked SEC opponents this weekend, the Frogs (8-1) hit two early home runs to erase a three-run deficit and take a commanding lead over the Tigers (8-2).Down 4-1 in the top of the second, eight and nine-hole hitters Ryan Merrill and Connor Wanhanen walked with one out ahead of a three-run bomb to right field by leadoff hitter Austen Wade. Wade’s home run was his third of the season, and it gave him nine RBI’s through nine games.Later in the inning, Evan Skoug recorded his second hit of the night, setting up Luken Baker to hit a high fly ball that sailed into the seats in left field, giving the Frogs a 6-4 lead. Baker’s long-shot gave him the team lead with four on the season, also making him the first Frog to 10 runs batted in.Preseason All-American junior RHP Alex Lange (2-1) got the start for LSU, coming into the game with a 0.82 ERA in 11 innings over two starts. When Baker homered giving the Frogs the lead, Lange was pulled from the game, recording just five outs and giving up six runs on five hits and three walks.“The scouting report is well known, you have to lay off his breaking ball because he throws it more out of the zone than he does in the zone,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “We laid off enough, and then the more you see a pitcher, the more comfortable you’re going to be facing them.”Lange threw 65 pitches, only 36 of which were strikes, a stat that can be attributed to the mature approach the Horned Frogs had at the plate throughout the whole game. Seven of the 13 batters that Lange faced worked three-ball counts. By game’s end, that number reached 15.“I was really proud of our guys’ at-bats, obviously against Lange, but even throughout the game,” Schlossnagle said. “We had good, deep-count at-bats.”TCU’s senior RHP Brian Howard (2-1) seemed to be having an outing similar to Lange after giving up four first-inning runs, but the veteran settled in and got through five solid innings, surrendering just the four runs while striking out six.Howard’s first inning was not as bad as it seemed though, as LSU was the beneficiary of a several softly-struck singles.Trailing 1-0 after an RBI double by Josh Watson in the top of the first, LSU lead-off hitter Cole Freeman hit an infield single to shortstop. Howard retired the next batter before the Tigers dumped two nearly identical singles over the head of second baseman Cam Warner into no-man’s-land, tying the game at one.Five-hole hitter Josh Smith chopped a ground ball to right field scoring two, before freshman Jake Slaughter hit a run-scoring double off the wall in left field, giving the Tigers the 4-1 lead.Returning to the mound just an inning later with a 6-4 lead, Howard ran off four shutout innings before being taken out in favor of freshman RHP Charles King with one runner on base and no outs in the sixth.“Howard just came out and attacked with early strikes,” said catcher Evan Skoug. “In the later innings he did a really good job of limiting that pitch count, and just making them get themselves out.”King inherited an 8-4 lead after TCU added two-out insurance runs in both the fifth and the sixth innings. Warner drove in the run in the fifth with a single to left field, tying Baker for the team lead in RBIs at 10. Skoug drove in his seventh run of 2017 on his fourth single of the night in the sixth.Skoug doubled his season-long hit total with a 4-5 night. He entered the game hitting just .138 (4-29), a number that now sits at .235.King tossed three consecutive shutout innings to begin his outing, effectively sealing the Tigers’ fate. In his first three innings of work, King allowed only two runners to reach base, stranding them both and striking out two.TCU added a run in the ninth giving King a 9-4 lead with three outs to go. The defense got sloppy in the bottom of the inning, as Merrill and King both made poor throws on potential double-play balls. LSU pulled within three runs on two unearned runs, but King was able to retire the final two batters he faced, closing out the 9-6 win.King recorded his first career save, now the third different TCU pitcher to get a save this season. Through four relief appearances, King has a 2.31 ERA over 11.2 innings with 12 strikeouts.“He changes the pace of the game,” Schlossnagle said. “He’s got to develop a better breaking ball, but his fastball has so much life.”The Horned Frogs will play No. 15  Texas A&M (9-1) in game two at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. The Aggies are coming off a 9-0 win against No. 10 Texas Tech on Friday.“We always love playing against SEC teams,” Skoug said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, we love playing A&M. It’s a big in-state rival, and we always bring our “A” game because we know they are bringing theirs.”Freshman LHP Nick Lodolo (2-0, 2.70 ERA) will battle sophomore right-hander Stephen Kolek (1-0, 1.64 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

4 Jun

Doyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew Carey at the Criminal Courts of Justice, [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Shane Geoghegan is to remain in prison to serve his life sentence after the three Judge Court of Appeal ruled this week that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick has failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal.Shane Geoghegan, the innocent Limerick rugby player who had been out watching a friendly international match earlier that evening, was returning home when a gunman approached and shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.Following a retrial, a jury at the Central Criminal Court found Doyle guilty of the charge and he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the Court of Appeal, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC, said that the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him after being told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that Doyle was told that he could “do something about that”.During the 15th such interview while in garda custody, Doyle admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsDoyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder By Staff Reporter – June 8, 2015 794 Email Facebook Print WhatsApp In their ruling, the three judge court of appeal said that all of the appeal “submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Concluding the five minute hearing, Mr Justice Sean Ryan said that the “court is satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal can succeed. The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe.” Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articlePICTURES – Allianz East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol hurling leagueNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Weekend GAA results Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSBarry DoylefeaturedShane Geoghegan Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedinlast_img read more

31 May

National Community Stabilization Trust Welcomes New President

first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Foreclosure, News Robert GrossingerWashington, D.C.-based non-profit National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced in a press release that Robert Grossinger will be the new president of the organization, effective immediately.Grossinger will succeed Craig Nickerson, who joined NCST at its founding at amidst the 2008 housing crisis and served 45 years in the housing and community development arena, the company says. Grossinger’s priority in his new position will be to continue to move the organization’s established market-relevant housing strategies forward, while increasing its focus on markets that are still struggling to see a housing and economic recovery.”It’s truly been an honor to lead a dedicated team of professionals at NCST,” Nickerson said. “I could not be more pleased with the Board’s selection of Rob. In my opinion, there’s no better person to lead this organization forward.”Prior to accepting his new role at NCST, Grossinger was VP at Enterprise Community Partners, where he provided leadership and partnership responses to the foreclosure crisis as well as the health and housing area. Prior to his role at Enterprise, Grossinger served as SVP in the corporate social responsibility group at Bank of America, LaSalle Bank, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Grossinger has also served as an active member of the NCST Steering Committee since 2010.”Rob’s depth of experience in the community development and financial industries will serve NCST well at this pivotal time,” said Ed Jacob, NCST board chair and past executive director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. “The work of NCST is not done; too many boarded up homes remain in our communities and Rob has the tenacity and vision to continue our path forward.”Grossinger will continue to work with industry partner such as, federal government policy makers, local community leaders, and high profile financial institutions that are dedicated to stabilize struggling markets.”I am thrilled to join the NCST team,” Grossinger said. “The foreclosure crisis may be winding down, but distressed real estate and lack of capital still hinder recovery in many markets. The NCST team, working closely with other national nonprofit organizations, must focus in these markets. We must offer even more holistic solutions, such as the purchase of non-performing mortgage notes, expanding the use of faster REO property solutions, and increasing access to development financing.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels Next: Potestivo & Associates Adds Two Associate Attorneys Subscribe Community Stabilization National Community Stabilization Trust Non-Profits 2015-06-09 Brian Honea Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Tagged with: Community Stabilization National Community Stabilization Trust Non-Profits Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Xhevrije Westcenter_img June 9, 2015 889 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / National Community Stabilization Trust Welcomes New President The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago National Community Stabilization Trust Welcomes New President Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

27 May

Donegal County Council accused of using cheap labour to replace staff

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Donegal County Council is being accused of using cheap labour to replace staff.Sinn Fein Cllr Mick Quinn was speaking after it emerged that a number of people taken on under the Gateway scheme have been involved in road works in the Stranorlar area.Deputy Thomas Pringle said yesterday that the work would have been usually done by people who had previously lost their jobs and is contrary to the rules of the scheme.Cllr Quinn, who has opposed Gateway in the chamber from day one says people are being forced onto this scheme…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mquintue.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – January 27, 2015 Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleMajor investment to be carried out on Letterkenny water infrastructureNext articleSecond endangered turtle washed up on Co Donegal coastlline News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Donegal County Council accused of using cheap labour to replace staff NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

27 May

Update – Strabane councillors tell Roads Service that works will close businesses

first_img WhatsApp Update – Strabane councillors tell Roads Service that works will close businesses Members of Strabane District Council met this afternoon with representitives of the DOE Roads Service at Bridge Street this afternoon to discuss the roadworks whichc they claim have the potential to cripple local businesses.There has been severe traffic disruption in the town this week because of the roadworks, whihhave seen the outbound lane on Bridge Street closed to allow for public realm works to take place.However, the one way system has caused huge tailbacks, and the roadworks are scheduled to last 12 weeks.Today, councillors told Roads Service engineers and senior reps from the contractors involved that the situation must be resolved.Cllr Patsy Kelly says they were left in no doubt about the gravity of the situation, arguing that businesses will close if something isn’t done……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bridgestreetupdate.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterestcenter_img News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – April 10, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSeamus Daly charged with involvement in the Omagh bombingNext articleHarps look to bounce back against Wexford News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

25 May

No serious injuries in N15 two vehicle crash

first_img Facebook No serious injuries in N15 two vehicle crash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDerry murder victim named as 52 year old Edward MeenanNext articleDarren Cole leaves Derry City News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardaí in Ballybofey are investigating a collision between a car and a van which occurred on the N15 at Carricknamanna on Monday evening.The crash, involving a car and a van, blocked the Ballybofey to Killygordan road for a time but it has since reopened.The are no reports of an serious injuries and enquiries are ongoing. Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – November 26, 2018 last_img read more

25 May

Donegal man charged in Australia after Sydney Airport arrest

first_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – July 31, 2019 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal man charged in Australia after Sydney Airport arrest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A Donegal man has been charged in Australia with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after two men were seriously injured in a weekend crash.22-year-old Terence Wilkinson from Dunfanaghy, appeared in court after being arrested while on board a plane at Sydney Airport back to Dublin on Monday.A second man is still being sought.Sarah Navin is a reporter with Prime 7 in Sydney, earlier this morning, she spoke to Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ozjourno.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article27 people awaiting in-patient beds ay LUHNext articleCentral Bank says ‘No-Deal’ Brexit could impact on food availability News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+last_img read more

18 May

Cable man allegedly stabs 83-year-old woman to death in her own home

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(IRVING, Texas) — An 83-year-old woman has allegedly been stabbed to death in her home by a man working for her cable television provider. The Irving Police Department initially responded to a report of an unconscious person in the University Hills neighborhood in Irving, Texas, at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 12. When authorities arrived at the home they discovered the body of 83-year-old Betty Thomas deceased from multiple stab wounds. “Investigators have been working tirelessly … to piece together what had occurred. We do know that the suspect worked for a utilities service provider and that is how he knew Ms. Thomas,” said Media Relations Officer Robert Reeves in a statement posted to social media.Police arrested the suspect, 43-year-old Roy James Holden Jr., in connection with the murder the day after her body was found. “The suspect was arrested in Mesquite, Texas, and has been transported to the Irving Police Department where he is currently being held,” said Reeves. Spectrum, the company where Holden had been working, released a statement that was obtained by ABC News’ Dallas affiliate WFAA-TV.“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the victim and her family and friends. We are actively working with Irving police as they conduct their investigation,” the statement read.The motive and the circumstances surrounding the murder are currently unclear and the investigation remains ongoing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more