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Equity Bank Limited ( Q12010 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2010 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


£3k to invest? I’d follow the Warren Buffett way to get rich

first_img TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares) and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short December 2020 $210 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Tom Rodgers I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” £3k to invest? I’d follow the Warren Buffett way to get rich Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool Enter Your Email Address If investors have a few thousands pounds to invest, then following Warren Buffett’s methods could be the best way to use it. Warren Buffett has won hearts all across the globe as an accessible and sensible billionaire. He doesn’t splash his gargantuan wealth on private jets or Caribbean islands. Through Berkshire Hathaway he has given away more than $37bn to charity since 2006. It’s a noble cause which I’m sure most of us would love to emulate. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…And a brilliant fact I learned recently is that 99% of his £65bn net worth was amassed after the age of 50! That shows you the impressive power of compounding growth over many years. Warren Buffett 101In his early years Warren Buffett learned an important lesson under the tutelage of the great master Benjamin Graham. Don’t lose money. It would become his number one rule. The second rule, by the way? Never forget the first rule.But Berkshire Hathaway lost a record $50bn in the great stock market crash of March 2020. So how can he tell us not to lose money?What he’s really referring to here is the kind of outlook investors should have if they want to make money long-term. Don’t take big, stupid risks. Don’t gamble. Avoid complex financial instruments that are difficult to understand. Investors take on massive and totally unnecessary risk, for example, with leveraged products like contracts for difference (CFDs). Thankfully the UK’s market regulator, the FCA, has now banned the sale of some of the most aggressively marketed products promising quick riches, like cryptocurrency derivatives. Buy low, buy wellFor his part Warren Buffett concentrates on buying good companies at knock-down prices. He then sticks around for the long term and collects the dividends. It’s a strategy that’s been harder to pull off this year than ever before. UK dividend and income investors have had a rotten 2020. The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns saw 45% of the entire FTSE 100 index either stop or slash their payouts. But some green shoots of recovery are returning. Tesco, for example, recently increased its dividend by 20%. Compound wealth nowCompounding growth the Warren Buffett way is a lot easier with dividend-paying stocks, too. Let’s take £3,000 invested in a FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 stock paying 7% dividends. Investors won’t receive the same amount every year if they stay invested. Each year the payout actually grows larger! And each year the dividend grows in tandem too. Compound growth, see? Reinvesting dividends tax free in a Stocks and Shares ISA is an efficient way to do this long term.  But thinking long term doesn’t just extend to compounding wealth. It’s also a good general lesson to learn, in my book. If I’ve found an investment that’s given me great returns in the past, I tend to stick with it. Just like Warren Buffett.I know I’ve done the hard yards of research. I’ve looked at the profits. I’ve looked at the management team. I know the fundamentals. And I’ve bought in at an attractive valuation when the market has mispriced a stock for some reason or other. This happens far more often than even I believed when I started investing.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more


Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Have

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSBedsCanineCareDogsEssentialsFood BowlsGroomingHarnessesLeadsOptionsToys Previous articleHow to Treat Hair Loss from TrichotillomaniaNext articleClearing up Your Credit Card’s Bad Reputation: 5 Surprising Benefits of Your Bank Card Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Allen BrownSharing your life with a canine companion is a remarkable adventure. Dogs are great companions and provide enjoyment and warmth to a home. If you’re a new dog owner, you may be considering all the extra things you need to buy to ensure you care for your new friend properly. Here are some essential items that you’ll need to invest in: Leads and harnessesSelecting the correct gear for walk times is challenging with so many products on the market. Start by considering the size of your dog. If you have a small breed, something lightweight is the best option. Smaller dogs don’t tend to pull too much, and if they do, it’s easy to pull them back as they aren’t that strong, so a lead that fits around the neck is fine. If you’re getting a puppy, a harness is a safer option. For more muscular dogs with a tendency to pull, you will need a lead/harness that is durable and secure. Thick leather and a metal chain are perfect and will help you feel more in control; they’re easy and unlikely to break. It would also be wise to use a harness – dogs that pull can hurt their throat with a lead that gets too tight around the neck. If you’ve rescued a pooch, you may need to be a bit more cautious when out walking. Dogs from abusive backgrounds can often be unpredictable, so it’s wise to prepare by choosing a muzzle from a reputable company. You may be apprehensive about using a muzzle on your dog, but for their safety and others, it will give you peace of mind and help you to enjoy your excursions with your new friend. There are several available and some more comfortable than others, so do some research to find the best fit. Adding an identity tag to a lead or harness is crucial in case of emergency. Sometimes dogs escape or run off during walks. Placing a tag with your dog’s name, address details, and your phone number will enable anyone who finds your escapee to return him to you; this can be the difference between being reunited with your beloved pet or losing him forever.  Beds and food bowls Providing your new pet with a comfortable and warm place to sleep will aid the settling process. If you are getting a puppy, a sturdy, well-made bed will minimize the damage from chewing incidents. If you have a large dog that enjoys sleeping like a ninja, choose a bed that will allow him to stretch out comfortably. Choose materials that are washable in case of accidents. Alternatively, you might decide upon a plastic & stable bed and add blankets or pillows for comfort. Place the bed where you want your dog to sleep at night; this may be the kitchen or an area that is quiet and warm. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll allow your dog in the bedroom for mutual company. There are no hard and fast rules, whatever works for you. There are a variety of feeding bowls on the market. If you have a large dog, choose durable material, such as stainless steel. If your dog is food-driven and inhales his food in an excited frenzy, you may need a heavy ceramic bowl that will stay in place and prevent your dog from pushing it around the floor during meal times. There are also slow feeders available to help reduce digestive problems if you have a food-oriented canine. Grooming equipment and toys If you have a long-haired pooch, you must invest in some grooming tools to ensure that his coat stays smooth and tangle-free. It isn’t just for ascetic purposes that grooming is essential; it also helps your dog’s skin breathe and prevents dirt from causing skin irritation or infection. If you find it difficult grooming your pet, or he isn’t very cooperative then using a professional groomer might be the best option; they’re trained to deal with nervous doggies and have the latest equipment. Toys are as crucial for a dog’s development. In a world where many dogs are kept as pets and not getting stimulated out in the wild, we are responsible for keeping our dogs entertained; this helps keep their minds and bodies healthy and prevents them from getting bored. Ball games, puzzles, food-finding toys and, tug of war help dogs burn off energy and keep their minds active. Many dogs will favor a specific toy, so experiment with different ones to see what provides the most enjoyment. Dogs are part of the family. Caring for ‘man’s best friend’ is an honor that will provide mutual benefits for us and our dog. They are loyal and loving companions that will return our love and care for many years to come.  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud

first_imgClustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti SmudSave this projectSaveClustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Ana Smud+ 23 Share Year:  2012 Architects: Ana Smud, Estudio Rietti Smud & Asoc. Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Site Coordination:Ana Smud, Alberto Smud, Agustina Falcon, Carlos Brunstein, Ricardo Muller.Structures:Sebastian BerdichevskyProject Architect:Ana SmudTeam:Agustina Falcon, Daniel Zelcer, Matias Rebusone, Nicolas Fernandez Sanz.City:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Ana SmudRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsThe project is located in a residential passage in the Palermo neighborhood, in the City of Buenos Aires.From the profile established by the City for residential passages, we decided to set back the facade of the building from the 1st level, respecting the skyline configuration with metallic cladding that produces an intermediate space. This decision left the terraces of the apartments within, thereby creating various particularities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ana SmudIt is a building comprised of 7 functional units that takes advantage of the shallowness and narrowness of the lot, distributed in pairs per floor. Each one has its own expansion as a balcony-terrace, while on the top floor, expansions work as terraces across the entire width of the lot.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ana Smud The concept of the facade is based on vertical tubes with an irregular rhythm, we designed its general reading in a plastic manner, unified by a metallic mesh that refers to the industrial architecture of the beginnings of the neighborhood. The translucent facade makes the building transparent from a frontal perspective, while when passing by, the building is muted respecting the character of the passage.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessZero Energy House Lokeren / BLAF ArchitectenSelected ProjectsTurks Paint Public Walkways in ProtestArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Russel 5058, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeEstudio Rietti Smud & Asoc. ArquitectosOfficeFollowAna SmudOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on September 09, 2013Cite: “Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud” [Edificio de Viviendas Agrupadas / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud] 09 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Argentina “COPY”last_img read more


Casa Ambar / Centerbrook Architects & Planners

first_img Photographs Casa Ambar / Centerbrook Architects & PlannersSave this projectSaveCasa Ambar / Centerbrook Architects & Planners Mexico Photographs:  Peter Aaron/OTTO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  7500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Cosentino, Neolith, NanaWall, Aquion Energy, Suniva Houses Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTORecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. This new house at the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, sits atop a rugged mountain that overlooks the city and the Pacific Ocean. Stepped to fit the sloping site, the house sets deep into the earth for natural cooling while providing 280 degrees of arresting views of ocean, town and desert.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOCars enter a court through tall gates on the top floor. An arched shade opposite the gates leads to open stairs that curve down a story to the main living spaces behind glass. The stairs end at an outdoor ‘vestibule’ and grotto with surprising views across the great room to a continuous wall of folding glass and a full width shaded terrace. This main space, with kitchen, dining, and lounge, arcs to follow the wide view. The terrace is split with more outdoor stairs, these leading to the lower, bedroom terrace and infinity pool. Thus the center of the house cascades through all three stories.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOWith continuous doors open, the great room and terrace become one indoor/outdoor space with panoramic views to the east, south, and west. The floating canopy above the terrace uses traditional woven bamboo ‘latilla’ for dappled shading as it appears to wave in the steady trade winds. It is supported by steel pipes at changing angles embedded in the house structure. The terrace is wide, with glass rails, to frame a view of nothing but ocean, without a hint of the community downhill.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOThe bottom stairs split the lowest floor into a master bedroom suite on the west side and the guest bedrooms and service rooms to the east. The upper terrace overhangs to provide shade while the long narrow infinity pool arcs across the edge of the lower terrace, again blocking views of all but the Pacific Ocean and its spouting whales.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOThe house is sustainable with indigenous masonry construction of concrete and block, all covered in white stucco. This reflects the intense heat on the outside while maintaining cooler temperatures within through the thermal storage of the heavy mass and earth behind. The white walls inside also reflect daylight to minimize powered illumination. The roof sports enough solar collectors (laid flat in this southern climate) to support almost all its electric needs. Plumbing fixtures treat water as a precious commodity.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOProject gallerySee allShow less325 Westlake / Graham Baba ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMcDonald’s Global HQ / Gensler + IA Interior Architects and O+A StudioSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Cabo San Lucas, Mexico CopyAbout this officeCenterbrook Architects & PlannersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCabo San LucasMexicoPublished on September 09, 2018Cite: “Casa Ambar / Centerbrook Architects & Planners” 09 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Casa Amber,俯瞰海景的阶梯住宅 / Centerbrook Architects & Planners是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Mark Simon, FAIA; Todd Andrews, AIA; Justin Hedde, AIA 2017 Architects: Centerbrook Architects & Planners Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTO+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Casa Ambar / Centerbrook Architects & Plannerslast_img read more


Charities target funeral directors with in memoriam giving initiative

first_imgCharities target funeral directors with in memoriam giving initiative Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Giving/Philanthropy  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 12 June 2003 | News A group of charities, including RNIB, Age Concern, and the British Lung Foundation, are working together for the first time to promote In Memoriam giving directly to funeral directors through a special campaign this month.All of the charities involved are members of the Our Lasting Tribute„¢ initiative, launched in February 2003 by charity-specialist direct marketing agency Whitewater to promote a radical new approach to In Memoriam fundraising known as ‘Tribute Funds’.Since the launch, 19 charities have joined Our Lasting Tribute„¢, and this campaign marks the first stage of an ongoing programme of marketing to Funeral Directors on their behalf.Following advertisements in The Funeral Director Monthly, a mailing is being sent to funeral directors across the country, under the Our Lasting Tribute„¢ brand. The pack contains copies of a brochure, endorsed by Cruse Bereavement Care and by the National Association of Funeral Directors, promoting the opportunity to give an In Memoriam gift to a range of Our Lasting Tribute members, and a branded dispenser.Alan Slater, Chief Executive of the National Association of Funeral Directors, has given support to the campaign. “It can be difficult to remain neutral when approached by many different charities wishing to display literature in funeral homes, or even to simply give them all display space”, he explains. “The provision of a single quality brochure produced on behalf of the wide range of charities involved in Our Lasting Tribute is an ideal solution that will be of benefit not only to the charities but also to our members and to the families they serve.”Whitewater set up Our Lasting Tribute„¢ to focus on one of the most poorly developed areas of fundraising in the UK, that of donations made In Memoriam. Operating as a membership programme open to all registered charities, it offers its members a new strategic approach to acquire high value donors through the establishment of personalised Tribute Funds, supported by both offline and online communications. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  57 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more


Four Burundian journalists arrested while covering rebel incursion

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of four Burundian journalists and their driver while they were covering clashes between rebels and government forces in northwestern Burundi on 22 October, and calls for their immediate release. After clashing with the government forces, the rebel group reportedly entered the Kibira rainforest, which is one Burundi’s biggest nature reserves and is known to shelter Burundian rebel groups. It is extremely hard for Burundian journalists to cover such subjects because the Nkurunziza regime suppresses information that could threaten its interests. News October 24, 2019 Four Burundian journalists arrested while covering rebel incursion Organisation News The website of Iwacu, which was recently accused of “bias and defamation” by the National Communication Council (CNC), is often blocked by the authorities, prompting RSF to intercede. The authorities have never shed light on the disappearance of an Iwacu journalist, Jean Bigirirmana, more than three years ago, after he was abducted by the intelligence services. RSF continues to demand DNA analyses of two bodies that were found a few weeks after he disappeared. Follow the news on Burundi BurundiAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Crédit : Iwacu “These journalists were just doing their job by going to verify reports of armed clashes,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “By arresting the journalists in an attempt to suppress coverage of an embarrassing development, the Burundian authorities are just drawing attention to their arbitrary detention and the events they went to cover. We urge the authorities to free the journalists without delay, to return their equipment and to not associate those making the news with those who just cover it.” The four reporters, Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi and Egide Harerimana, who work for Iwacu, one of the few independent media outlets still operating in Burundi, and their driver, Adolphe Masabarakiza, were arrested in Musigati, a town in the northwestern province of Bubanza near the edge of the Kibira rainforest. They went there to cover a surprise incursion by around 100 Burundian rebels based in the east of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo who are opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime in Burundi. In clashes between the rebels and government forces that began on the morning of 22 October, at least 14 rebels were killed, Burundian officials said, while the rebels claim to have killed around 10 members of the security forces. RSF_en The BBC closed its bureau in the capital, Bujumbura, in July after failing to get the Burundian authorities to lift the order suspending its activities that was issued after it broadcast a TV documentary accusing the Burundian security services of operating secret torture and detention sites with the aim of silencing dissent. An order suspending Voice of America for six months in 2018 was meanwhile extended indefinitely in March. Help by sharing this information BurundiAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img In 2015, Nkurunziza’s announcement that he was running for a third term and his subsequent reelection plunged Burundi into one of the worst crises in its history. According to the International Criminal Court, at least 1,200 people were killed in the space of a few weeks in protests about the electoral process. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts The clampdown on Burundi’s media is such that RSF recently said it feared for the survival of any remnant of independent journalism in the run-up to next May’s presidential election. The crisis has taken a massive toll on Burundi’s media. Radio stations were burned down, dozens of journalists fled into exile and the media outlets that still try to keep independent reporting alive are constantly harassed or are banned outright. RSF has learned from several sources that the journalists were arrested at around noon on 22 October while interviewing residents fleeing the fighting. After being taken to police headquarters in the city of Bubanza, the provincial capital, they were interrogated by the judicial police and then the regional intelligence chief, and two mobile phones were taken from them. They have not been formally charged. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention October 21, 2020 Find out more News Burundi is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


NI Launches 10-Year Strategy and Goals for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Sustainability

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness NI Launches 10-Year Strategy and Goals for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Sustainability By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleRinchem Company Selects Omnitracs to Ensure Safety and ComplianceNext articleNordson Corporation Announces Earnings Release and Webcast for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Pinterest AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– NI (NASDAQ: NATI) today released Engineering Hope, its 2030 Corporate Impact Strategy, outlining the company’s vision and aspirational goals for making a measurable, positive impact on society and the environment by 2030. The long-term plan to advance diversity, equity and sustainability furthers NI’s promise to Engineer Ambitiously™, connecting people, ideas and technology to take on the world’s greatest challenges. “The world is facing pressing challenges, from climate change to inequality. Engineering will play a pivotal role in confronting these issues, which is why we must collectively lead the change we hope to see in society,” said NI President and CEO Eric Starkloff. “We are focusing our efforts in areas like sustainability, diversity and equity – areas in which we can drive important, meaningful impact at NI, in the engineering field and in society at large.” Over the next decade, NI is dedicated to creating impact in three areas by working toward a set of 15 goals and commitments, including two “moonshot” diversity goals. The strategy reflects a yearlong process to assess NI’s environmental impact and the priorities of employees, customers and other stakeholders. See the full strategy and goal list at the faces of engineering: NI is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion across its workforce and management teams and throughout the engineering industry. NI’s “moonshot” goals are based on the aspiration for its workforce to mirror society overall. With that in mind, NI has set specific 2030 goals to increase the representation of women and people of color in its workforce and in management roles, based on global and U.S. demographics. Achieving this goal, particularly in technical fields, will require focus not just within NI, but also on educational opportunities for underserved communities. NI will continue supporting the future generation of engineers by giving to and volunteering with STEM education initiatives. NI will invest $3.4 million globally over the next four years in STEM education initiatives that serve underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students. Its first grantees, Code2College and Project Lead The Way, will each receive $100,000 per year for the next four years to expand their hands-on learning programs.Building a thriving and equitable society: By 2030, NI’s goal is for 16% of its suppliers to be small or diverse businesses. This is part of NI’s commitment to increasing equity and well-being among its employees and in the communities where they live and work. The company will also work toward achieving pay equity, advancing comprehensive well-being programs and supporting economic opportunity initiatives through giving and volunteering. Engineering a healthy planet: By 2030, NI’s goal is to achieve Zero Waste at NI-owned buildings and reduce waste at leased facilities worldwide. The company will also work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve resources and design all new buildings to LEED and WELL standards. NI will also pursue circular design improvements to its products and packaging and donate or discount NI products to organizations developing green technologies. To further progress toward these goals, NI has issued a 2+1 Giving Pledge: By 2030, the company will increase giving from 1% to 2% of annual, pre-tax profits in the form of monetary and product donations. And NI employees will have the opportunity to spend 1% of their work hours volunteering in their communities. “This strategy builds upon NI’s culture of caring and long legacy of corporate citizenship,” said NI Head of Corporate Impact Tabitha Upshaw. “At the same time, it goes beyond philanthropy to integrate corporate impact into most every aspect of our business, especially the way we empower our customers, educators and innovators to use NI products for good.” The strategy is also designed to be iterative, and NI may scale its commitments and goals as its programs evolve and mature. NI will publish an annual corporate impact report that measures against its 2019 baseline data. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains certain forward-looking statements of NI, including statements about our strategy; what our goals are, how we plan to attain them, and our efforts to attain them; and our commitments. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties related to our ability to attain or make significant progress toward attaining our goals; the COVID-19 virus and further economic and market disruptions resulting from COVID-19; further adverse changes or fluctuations in the global economy; further adverse fluctuations in our industry; changes in the current regulatory environment; our budgets; our ability to effectively manage our operating expenses; expense overruns; the availability of materials and resources; our ability to attract and retain employees; our employee restructuring plans; manufacturing inefficiencies and the level of capacity utilization; the impact of any recent or future acquisitions or divestitures by NI (including the ability to retain and integrate the acquired company’s employees into NI); and adverse effects of tax treatment and effective tax rates. Actual results may differ materially from the expected results. NI directs readers to its Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020 and the other documents it files with the SEC for other risks associated with the company’s future performance. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements. All information in this release is as of the date above. NI undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in NI’s expectations. About NI At NI, we bring together the people, ideas and technology so forward thinkers and creative problem solvers can take on humanity’s biggest challenges. From data and automation to research and validation, we provide the tailored, software-connected systems engineers and enterprises need to Engineer Ambitiously™ every day. National Instruments, NI, and Engineer Ambitiously are trademarks of National Instruments Corporation. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.   View source version on CONTACT: NI Corporate Media Relations Amy Grabein [email protected] [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PRIMARY/SECONDARY TRAINING EDUCATION OTHER CONSUMER WOMEN PHILANTHROPY ENVIRONMENT MEN SOFTWARE OTHER PHILANTHROPY CONSUMER ENGINEERING SOURCE: NI Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM Twitterlast_img read more


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first_img WhatsApp United States Wound Care Management Market Growth Trends and Forecasts to 2025, Featuring Key Players 3M Company, Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc., Coloplast A/S, Johnson and Johnson and More – Facebook Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “United States Wound Care Management Market – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering. The United States Wound Care Management Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.87% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market in the United States are due to the presence of established healthcare infrastructure, rapid technological advancements, rising ageing population and increasing incidences of chronic wounds, ulcers and diabetic ulcers. Diabetes, obesity, and late effects of radiation therapy are some of the other factors contributing to the rising incidence of chronic wounds. A study conducted by the Wound Healing Society (WHS), United States, revealed that approximately 8.2 million people had wounds with or without infection during 2018 in the United States and the total cost of Medicare for acute and chronic wounds was around USD 21.1 – 96.8 billion. Furthermore, companies, such as Cardinal Health, Coloplast A/S, Integra Lifesciences, etc. have a large portfolio of wound care management and these companies hold a healthy share in the United States. Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the market studied is expected to be dominated by the United States. Key Market Trends Sutures Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share in the United States Wound Care Management Market According to the World Ageing 2019 report, estimated that in 2019 there were about 53.340 million (16.2%) population aged 65 years or over in the United States. This number is projected to reach 70.842 million (20.3%) in 2030. As the number of the elderly population is expected to increase in the near future and this population are more prone to chronic conditions such as diabetes which increases diabetic foot ulcers cases and increases the use of wound care products which will show a positive impact on the market. Major players have adopted strategies, such as innovation, collaboration, etc. to gain a competitive advantage in the market. For example, in January 2018, Teleflex Incorporated launched a new suture technology called Force Fiber Fusion. This suture is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is strong, durable, and lubricious. Thus, with the advancement in technology and increasing number of surgeries, the market is expected to increase at a significant rate in the forecast period. Competitive Landscape The United States Wound Management Market is competitive and consists of several major players. The companies are also showing continuous growth and are developing new and differentiated products and services, which address the evolving healthcare needs among patients, providers, and consumers. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are 3M Company, Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc., Coloplast A/S, Johnson and Johnson, ConvaTec Group PLC, Integra Lifesciences, Medtronic PLC, and Smith & Nephew. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Market Drivers 4.2.1 Increasing Incidences of Chronic Wounds, Ulcers and Diabetic Ulcers 4.2.2 Increase in the Number of Surgical Procedures 4.2.3 Rising Aging Population 4.3 Market Restraints 4.3.1 Concerns with Stringent Regulations and Reimbursement Policies 4.3.2 High Treatment Costs 4.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 By Product 5.1.1 Wound Care 5.1.2 Wound Closure 5.2 By Wound Type 5.2.1 Chronic Wound 5.2.2 Acute Wound 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 6.1.1 Medtronic PLC 6.1.2 3M Company 6.1.3 Smith & Nephew 6.1.4 Johnson and Johnson 6.1.5 ConvaTec Group PLC 6.1.6 B. Braun Melsungen AG 6.1.7 Cardinal Health, Inc. 6.1.8 Teleflex Incorporated 6.1.9 Integra Lifesciences 7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit About is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANAGED CARE HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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