Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Texas Board of Ed rejects racist textbook

first_imgThree high school students who testified before Texas Board of Ed.Austin, Texas – After an outcry by community activists and academics, the Texas state Board of Education on Nov. 16 rejected by a 14-0 vote a textbook submitted for teaching Mexican-American history. The book characterizes Mexican-Americans as “lazy” and defines Chicanos as violent and Latinos as uneducated, arguing that nothing of importance ever came to the U.S. from south of the Texas border.“It’s a racist textbook,” said Tony Díaz, one of the educators who pressed the state board to create a new Mexican-American studies course in 2015. “I’m not sure what’s more insulting — the way they talk about Mexican-Americans, the history they omit or the way they talk about Chicanos.” Díaz began a campaign, called Librotraficante, to take banned textbooks into Arizona after the Tucson district there cancelled all Mexican-American history classes.The textbook voted down in Texas contains racist stereotypes and historical errors. It says Mexican laborers “were not reared to put in a full day’s work so vigorously” and that they had a culture of “mañana.”Days before the final vote was taken, people from around the state gathered in Austin and held a press conference to condemn the text. Politicians, university professors, high school students and activists, as well as one of the members of the board, spoke out against the textbook. A busload of students, educators and parents left Houston at dawn to arrive for the 9 a.m. hearing.Following the press conference, public comments were received by the board. More than 50 people had signed up to give their opinions, with only two supporting the textbook.The book, which contained racist caricatures and factual mistakes, was the only submission to the board’s 2015 request for a new Mexican-American Studies textbook. The board has now announced a second call for submissions.In Texas, over half the students in public elementary and high schools are Latinx, most of them Mexican-American. According to Jesús Medel, a professor of Mexican-American history at Houston Community College, “There is a long history of frustration among Mexican-American educators and activists who say our culture and history is often unrepresented or misrepresented in the public education system.”In a surprising twist during the open hearing, one of the board members, Thomas Ratliff, commented, “I’m not a scientist, but I know enough to know that communism does not cause natural disasters,” referring to a passage in the textbook that links the two.Many activists said they feared that, with the election of Donald Trump, the racism in this text would have prompted even more public displays of racist bullying and violence in schools. “We have the Republican president-elect talking about Mexicans being rapists, and now you have what some people may mistake as a legitimate textbook saying that Chicanos are violent. … It just seems like it’s open season on Latinos,” said one participant.After the final vote against the text, Díaz said, “Today is a very good day. We are very pleased with the results.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment More Cool Stuff 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News latest #1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 5:09 pm Community News Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below.The Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services during the holiday. For life-threatening emergencies, remember to always call 9-1-1. “If You See Something, Say Something” by calling the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 for non-emergencies.Pasadena residents and businesses with power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673 and for water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s regular Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the holiday, but customers can access their accounts and pay their bills online at www.PWPweb.com or by phone at (626) 744-4005. The City’s Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall will be closed.The City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 18. The Council’s regularly scheduled meetings for January include Jan. 11 and Jan. 25. The Pasadena Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311, www.cityofpasadena.net/CSC, will be closed Jan. 18 for the holiday but will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Jan. 18-23. The bulky item pickup program is on hiatus and will resume Monday, Feb. 1.On Monday, Jan. 18, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on their regular weekday schedules. All on-street parking meters will be free Jan. 18, and time limits will not be enforced. Parking meter enforcement will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19. City-owned parking lots and garages will be open Jan. 18, and regular parking rates will be enforced. Violations for red curb parking, overnight parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued both days.All Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, with regular schedules resuming Tuesday, Jan. 19.All community centers operated by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed. All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.The City wishes all residents a safe and enjoyable Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Big increase in patients waiting for hospital appointments

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin THE LATEST figures for the number of people waiting for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) for more than a year show that there has been a 2,000 increase in the last 12 months.Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has described the increase as “scandalous”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “To have 31,834 people on the waiting list and 10,763 waiting over a year for an outpatient consultation for University Hospital Limerick is just scandalous.“This is an increase of over 2,000 year-on-year and an increase of more than 5,000 in the past two years. The number of people waiting over a year at UHL has gone from 8,697 in January 2018 to 10,783 in January 2019,” said Deputy O’Dea.42,273 are waiting for an outpatient appointment in the University of Limerick Hospital group which includes St Johns and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.“Despite pledges in 2018, Minister Harris never published an outpatient action plan. As the number of people waiting over 18 months in Mid-West hospitals is now over 9000, it is even more urgent that he do so now.“We can’t continue with waiting times like these in Limerick or anywhere else in this country”, concluded Deputy O’Dea.Responding to the Limerick Deputy’s criticisms, a spokesman for the UHL hospital group said the figures are as expected.“They reflect national policy where a focus would initially be placed on those waiting longest for inpatient and day case procedures.“At UHL, there was an overall decrease in patients waiting of approximately 14 per cent year-on-year as of the end of January 2019 and of those waiting longer than 12 months for an inpatient/day case procedure, the decrease was approximately 56 per cent.“In relation to outpatients, there was an overall increase of 6 per cent (from 30,125 to 31,834) in persons waiting for an appointment over the 12-month period. Those waiting longer than 12 months rose by 24 per cent over the same period, from 8,697 to 10,763.“These numbers should be seen in the context of almost 150,000 outpatient attendances in UHL and almost 217,000 attendances across the Group in 2018.“UL Hospitals Group notes the increased allocation to the National Treatment Purchase Fund in 2019 and looks forward to the announcement of the Outpatient Action Plan which is being finalised by the HSE, the NTPF and the Department of Health.“The above is not to minimise in any way the anxiety experienced by patients waiting for appointments. All patients who are waiting for appointments are prioritised according to clinical need with urgent cases being the highest priority.“Among the reasons for the overall increase for the group is the significant growth in demand and a shortage of consultants”. Facebook NewsHealthBig increase in patients waiting for hospital appointmentsBy Bernie English – February 23, 2019 978 Previous articleBus Éireann warned of serious accident risk on Fr Russell RoadNext articleTorched by Arms and the Man Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.center_img Twitter Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Senior adult fellowship

first_imgHome Local News Senior adult fellowship Bethany Christian ChurchFrisky Folks, a senior adult fellowship group of Bethany Christian Church, has scheduled a pizza fellowship open to all senior adults at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave.Bring your own pizza for food and fellowship, and listen to a presentation on senior adult health issues.Call 366-5971, email [email protected] Twitter OC employee of the year always learning By admin – May 16, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local News Senior adult fellowship Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeTexas Fried ChickenVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleTop 10 students revealed, test results presentedNext articleJP race heats up on social media admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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At least 20 people arrested in connection to drug-dealing bikers: State police

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A suburban New York firefighter and a retired police officer are among dozens of people arrested on Tuesday as part of a state police investigation of drug-dealing bikers, two sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News.At least 20 people were taken into custody Tuesday morning after investigators searched 15 locations. There are several more individuals being sought, the sources said.The six-month investigation centered on several motorcycle organizations that distributed cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana and steroids.The drugs came from various sources and the bikers sold them throughout Orange and Rockland Counties, just north of New York City, the sources said.Most of raided locations were in Orange County. It’s believed the bikers acquired the drugs from a location in Nyack, New York, the sources said.State police were expected to give more details about the case during an afternoon news conference.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Solar UV-B radiation inhibits the growth of Antarctic terrestrial fungi

first_imgWe tested the effects of solar radiation, and UV-B in particular, on the growth of Antarctic terrestrial fungi. The growth responses to solar radiation of five fungi, Geomyces pannorum, Phoma herbarum, Pythium sp., Verticillium sp., and Mortierella parvispora, each isolated from Antarctic terrestrial habitats, were examined on an agar medium in the natural Antarctic environment. A 3-h exposure to solar radiation of >287 nm reduced the hyphal extension rates of all species relative to controls kept in the dark. Pythium sp. cultures exposed to solar radiation for 1.5 h on five consecutive days were most sensitive to radiation of >287 nm, but radiation of >313 nm also inhibited growth to a lesser extent. Radiation of >400 nm had no effect on hyphal growth relative to controls kept in the dark. Short-wave solar UV-B radiation of between 287 and 305 nm inhibited the growth of Pythium sp. hyphae on and below the surface of the agar medium after 24 h, but radiation of >=345 nm only reduced the growth of surface hyphae. Similar detrimental effects of UV-B on surface and, to a lesser extent, submerged hyphae of all five fungi were shown in the laboratory by using artificial UV-B from fluorescent lamps. A comparison of growth responses to solar radiation and temperature showed that the species that were most resistant to UV radiation grew fastest at higher temperatures. These data suggest that solar UV-B reduces the growth of fungi on the soil surface in the Antarctic terrestrial environment.last_img read more

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HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Navy View post tag: Melbourne As HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER members of ships company made their last mainland calls to family and friends, others ordered flowers or completed cards or letters to make the last postal service in Australia prior to their departure for the Middle East.While HMAS Melbourne is equipped with an internet café and wireless access for its crew, ‘snail’ mail will be take a few weeks to catch up with the crew as they conduct their transit so they took the opportunity to send mail home.PO Mezz Slavik conducted a different form of “Last Post” ceremony alongside Fremantle harbour just prior to HMAS Melbourne departing as she completed a post card for her daughter.PO Slavik said “I always send family some snail mail from wherever I am as its still good to put up on the fridge.”HMAS Melbourne recently departed from its home port Sydney on 25 August for HMAS Stirling in Western Australia where it was to conduct its final preparations prior to leaving the Australian mainland.The ship completed its final Force Protection assessment and deperming moved to Fremantle prior to the departure on Sunday. It will be some months before she returns to Australia after she relives HMASNewcastle who has almost completed her deployment on operations.HMAS Melbourne is the 56th rotation of an Australian Vessel since the first Gulf War in 1990.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013; Image: Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fremantle View post tag: Departs September 24, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense Share this articlelast_img read more

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Ocean City Gives its Boat Ramp a Makeover

first_imgBen Mahala, of Pennsville, Salem County, pulls his 17-foot boat out of the water after a day of clamming on the bay. By Donald WittkowskiOne of Ben Mahala’s friends told him about a spot that he insisted was the best place in Ocean City to catch clams.So, Mahala, a commercial clammer who lives in Pennsville, Salem County, hitched his 17-foot flat bottom boat to his Dodge pickup truck on Saturday morning and made the 90-minute drive to Ocean City to check it out for himself.After spending about five hours out on the water, he returned to shore with a haul of about 235 big clams.“The clams here are outstanding,” he said, holding a few in his hands as proof. “They are plentiful.”Mahala used Ocean City’s boat ramp at the bay end of Tennessee Avenue for access to the water. As the only public boat ramp in the city, it is a haven for boaters, kayakers, paddleboarders and Wave Runner and Jet Ski riders.Capitalizing on the boat ramp’s location near some of the prettiest lagoons and channels in the back bays, the city has improved the facility this summer to make it more convenient and attractive to the public.“Without this place, I wouldn’t know where to put my boat in the water,” Mahala said. “I guess I would have to look at a map. This is great. It’s a nice facility. It is easy getting my boat in and out.”The boat ramp’s parking lot is newly repaved as part of a $1.2 million road project.One major improvement this year is the boat ramp’s newly paved parking lot, which has been designed to protect against flooding.“The whole grade of the parking lot is on an angle, so if there is a flood it drains right into the bay,” explained Clark Hindelang, a boat ramp worker.The repaved parking lot was part of a $1.2 million road project that included improvements to Tennessee Avenue and other surrounding streets, city spokesman Doug Bergen said.Although not nearly as noticeable as the repaved parking lot, the boat ramp also includes a new floating dock that creates more room for kayakers, paddleboarders and WaveRunner and Jet Ski riders, Hindelang said.Another improvement is new padding on the pilings for the floating docks to protect boats from damage.A new floating dock, far left, creates more space for kayaks, paddleboards, WaveRunners and Jet Skis.Hindelang noted that the city has made access to the docks safer for pedestrians by replacing steps with gently sloped areas that eliminate any tripping hazard.Finally, the city is planning to add 10 tons of new sand this coming week to cover a badly eroded area at the water’s edge. Currently, there are exposed rocks and pieces of cement in the same area, Hindelang said.Vanja Sikirica, a kayaker who took his children out for a ride on the bay Saturday, gingerly walked over the eroded area while in bare feet. Sikirica was careful not to cut himself on the exposed rocks and some shells and was just as cautious with his daughters Sofia, 9, and Mila, 6, and son Sava, 2.“I think they could make it a little nicer,” Sikirica said of the boat ramp.Sikirica, who lives in King of Prussia, Pa., and has a summer home in Ocean City, wants to see the facility transformed into something as attractive as Stone Harbor’s boat ramp.“Something like that would be great here,” he said.Vanja Sikirica, of King of Prussia, Pa., spends some family time kayaking with his daughters, Mila, 6, and Sofia, 9.On a busy weekend day during the summer, about 30 to 45 boats use the facility, Hindelang said.It costs only $12 per day to launch a boat, WaveRunner or Jet Ski. Kayaks and paddleboards are free.Seasonal passes cost $120, although they are $90 if purchased before May 1. There is also a seasonal pass for commercial boat operators that costs $350.“The $12, it’s great,” said WaveRunner rider John Schivito, calling the price a bargain.Schivito, who took his watercraft out on the bay Saturday, lives on Caroline Lane, within walking distance of the boat ramp.“It’s very convenient for me,” he said.The next closest public boat ramps, which are outside of Ocean City, are a few miles away in Corson’s Inlet and Somers Point, according to Hindelang.Ocean City’s boat ramp is open seven days a week during the summer. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Clark Hindelang, a boat ramp worker, says the facility handles about 30 to 45 boats during busy summer weekend days.last_img read more

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Starbucks profits improve as it eyes a rebrand

first_imgStarbucks Corporation has announced strong third-quarter results for the period ended 28 June, 2009, and has exceeded its cost-saving target for the period.Despite a fall in net revenue from $2.6bn in Q3 of 2008 to $2.4bn in 2009, the firm said the success of its consumer-facing initiatives and changes to its cost structure have resulted in improvement in comparable store sales – 2009 has seen a sales decline of 5% in Q3 compared to 8% in Q2.Third-quarter operating profit stood at $204m, compared to an operating loss of $21.6m in Q3 2008.The coffee chain achieved cost savings of around $175m, exceeding its Q3 target of $150m, which amounts to approximately $370m in cost savings for the year-to-date.Troy Alstead, executive vice-president and chief financial officer, said its store partners had “embraced the cost disciplines and efficiency initiatives”. The chain has also been trying to boost sales by experimenting with an unbranded outlet. One former Starbucks branded outlet in Seattle has been rebranded and will open as 15th Ave. Coffee and Tea on Friday 24 July.“This coffeehouse is a Starbucks, albeit a different one than our customers are accustomed to,” explained a spokesperson for the firm. It will serve Starbucks coffee and share the same missions and values as Starbucks, but delivered in a totally different way, she added. The new outlet will also serve beer and wine, and there are plans to open a further two outlets of this type.The spokesperson added that the trial is “very specific to Seattle” and there are currently no plans to roll it out in the UK.last_img read more

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