First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 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) 2019 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.
Bishops from New Zealand and Polynesia issue joint protest on West Papua abuses Posted Dec 17, 2018 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have expressed their “deep disappointment” at what they say is the continued suppression of the first people of West Papua. The political status of West Papua is disputed. The bishops issued a statement calling for the Indonesian authorities to “halt all state-sanctioned abuse and violation of human rights.” In their statement, they express their “deep disappointment” at the continued suppression of the first people of West Papua, and call on governments within their jurisdiction – New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga Samoa, American Samoa and the Cook Islands – to take a four-fold course of action.Read the entire article here. Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC
Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Harriet House / Bligh Graham ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHarriet House / Bligh Graham Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912257/harriet-house-bligh-graham-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, VELUX Commercial, Breezway, James Hardie, Laminex, Lysaght, Morso, Authentic Lighting, G James, HavitSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Conceptually this project both reconciles and celebrates the found condition of the cottage/site/street/suburb. Conceived of as ‘PetArchitecture’, it acts at multiple scales within the constraints of a minimal footprint and rear siting. At the scale of the suburb it speaks to the eclectic and fun nature of the ‘West End’ that the clients are ontologically living within – simultaneously quirky, humble, bold, green (and on the left side of the house!).Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe dialogue with the street is one of engagement not dominance – the life of the house is visible through large street facing windows. The towers open undercroft enables views past the shaded play space to the rear yard. At the scale of the house the tower piece contains multiple realms within the one form. At ground level a moody rich garden room opens up to a lushly planted rear yard. A distinct space that celebrates difference to the original cottage. At the main house level the tower shapes a high ceilinged living volume that interlocks with the cottage and has a dialogue with the its materiality – vj-lining to a datum then square set plasterboard to the vaulting walls and ceiling above. So within the singular form of the tower a vertical journey is created from shadow/minimal enclosure to light filled room and sky window.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSemantically the tower also talks of the ‘back-to-front’ planning with the ‘public’ internal and external rooms at the rear and the private bedroom spaces of the original cottage at the front. This also dovetails with the generous path to the double height garden court it frames, which in itself has a ‘public’ theatrical feel to it – a place for parties, weddings and fire circles – spilling to the street. Further the engagement with the street works supports the planned ability for the downstairs rooms to be partitioned off as a self-contained flat accessed from under the tower. In this scenario the undercroft becomes the flats external space. Multiple living spaces in urban form.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!South ElevationThe compact ‘Pet’ form also has the benefit of minimising new built fabric and maximising space for the garden setting. The strategy for the garden structures are to again achieve multiple outcomes through an economy of means. Privacy from the overlooking house behind, a place for gathering, a place for sitting, access to northern winter light, and the required overland flow path through the back yard.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe minimal new footprint also means reduced cost. The value for money that the additions and renovations achieved was significant. This was assisted by accepting that the majority of the built in under area was prosaic and simple yet hung of one special room. Additionally, changes to the existing main house level were kept to a minimum.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe pragmatics of sustainability are embedded within the diagram and fabric. North orientated living spaces / thin rooms with generous openings for excellent passive ventilation / appropriately shaded and protected openings/ shaded external spaces / space for productive garden and chickens / minimal and durable new built fabric.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessEsi Burger / Admun StudioSelected ProjectsCarraig Ridge Fireplace / Young ProjectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBligh Graham ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionBrisbaneAustraliaPublished on February 27, 2019Cite: “Harriet House / Bligh Graham Architects” 27 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Earlier this month, millions of Nepal’s workers poured into the streets as they conducted a nationwide general strike.A powerful earthquake struck the impoverished country of Nepal on April 25. The original quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, with strong aftershocks measuring up to 6.7 causing further damage and injuries.As of April 27, the death toll has passed 3,800. Thousands more are injured, with millions of people forced to live outside without shelter in freezing temperatures.The capital city of Katmandu, home to 1.2 million people, has been devastated. Tens of thousands are living on the streets. So far the government response has been weak: “It became clear that the Nepalese authorities were ill-equipped to rescue those trapped and would have trouble maintaining adequate supplies of water, electricity and food.” (New York Times, April 26)UNICEF officials announced that at least 940,000 Nepalese children in areas affected by the earthquake are “in urgent need of humanitarian attention.” (telegraph.co.uk, April 26)The U.S. has pledged a paltry $1 million in assistance to a country of 30 million people.Outside of the capital, particularly near the epicenter of the quake west of the capital, communities have been cut off from communication by landslides. Their fate remains largely unknown. One village of 3,000 people in the Gorkha district managed to report that every house was destroyed.Helicopter rescue operations have begun, but they are devoted to removing the foreign tourists from Mount Everest, where they had gathered for the mountain climbing season. The villages in the countryside, where most of Nepal’s people live, have so far been left on their own.Nepal is one of the poorest countries on the planet. The literacy rate is around 72 percent for men and only 45 percent for women. Health care falls far short of the people’s needs. Sixty percent of births are unattended by any medical professionals, causing many maternal and infant deaths as well as other severe complications. Close to 30 percent of Nepal’s children less than five years old are malnourished.One-third of Nepal’s children under the age of 14, some 2 million, are forced into child labor. In the extremely exploitative brick manufacturing industry, for example, some 28,000 children work at the kilns, half under the age of 14. (theguardian.com, Feb. 12)This catastrophe will only worsen the desperate plight of Nepal’s people.It took a decades-long struggle led by Maoist Communist parties to finally force the removal of the U.S.- and British-backed absolute monarchy in 2008 and establish parliamentary rule. Some 17,000 people lost their lives in these struggles. But despite the strong organization of these parties in Nepal, the country itself remains bitterly divided and still under the grip of multinational corporations.Earlier this month, millions of Nepal’s workers poured into the streets, many waving flags with hammers and sickles, as they conducted a nationwide general strike. They had called this strike to promote constitutional changes that would give more rights to ethnic minorities living in the various regions of the country.This terrible crisis in Nepal calls for solidarity from workers’ organizations all over the world. U.S. and Western imperialism, which have long profited from the superexploitation of that country, have the responsibility of immediately providing all necessary emergency assistance to Nepal’s people with no strings attached.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter As a general rule, I am not a big believer in conspiracy theories; but I may be changing my mind when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Environmental activists have long had a strong arm and a bias against agriculture even before the agency was established. Just think back to Rachel Carson and what she did to the chemical industry with her unscientific claims about DDT that have since been proven wrong. But this regulatory agency, which has been given free reign by the Obama White House, has declared war on more than just American farmers.The latest salvo from the EPA aimed at farmers came this past week when it released its latest evaluation of atrazine. Not surprisingly EPA said atrazine is dangerous and, ignoring some of its own research, is marching toward a ban on one of the most popular and cost effective weed control technologies used by farmers today. Besides being unscientific, the move toward banning atrazine will lead to farmers having to use more chemicals to control weeds, many of which have more environmental impact than atrazine. The EPA also continues to drag its feet on the approval of dicamba products, which farmers really need now to control the spread of resistant weeds.While the fight over atrazine is not new and will likely end up in court with farm organizations suing the EPA just like they have done over WOTUS and RFS, we should not feel alone. Agriculture is just one of dozens of U.S. industries that are under attack by the EPA. The coal, electric, air conditioning, and auto industries are just a few of the sectors the agency is attempting to change in significant ways.The agency has proposed (and been supported by the President) a plan that would cripple the production of electricity from coal. Power companies would have to either greatly increase the cost of electric power or shut down coal-fired plants. Yet, at the same time, nuclear power plants are also being shut down because of government regulations and the lack of a coherent energy policy. So, I guess you had better start stocking up on candles.Late last year, EPA chief Gina McCartney declared that she would be the vanguard in the global fight against the menace of global artificial cooling systems, vowing to put an end to hydro-fluorocarbon-emitting air conditioners here and abroad as part of President Obama’s expansive plan to combat man-made “climate change.” If you have had to replace your AC lately, as I did this past week, you will have noticed that the cost of a new system has jumped dramatically because of the new regulations and newly mandated refrigerant standards being imposed. So you may want to dig out those old fans — oh wait, you need electric power to run a fan. I guess we had all better just get ready to sweat.So, is all this part of giant conspiracy to turn the US into a third world nation? I am not ready to bite on that one just yet. But, unless something is done to bring the EPA under control, our food, energy, water, land, and air will be taken away from us; and we may be living in conditions that resemble some third world nations.By Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 5, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Commentary Has the EPA Declared War on America? Has the EPA Declared War on America? SHARE Previous articleU.S. Net Ethanol Exports Hit 52-Month HighNext articleBayer Secured Funding for Monsanto Bid Gary Truitt
Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Public Safety Wild Scene on the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway as Officers Chase, Wrestle Suspected Carjacker in Lanes Foot pursuit also leads to motorcycle collision STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 25, 2020 | 4:46 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 32 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe A failed carjacking in South Pasadena about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon led to a chaotic scene on the northbound SR-110 Arroyo Seco Parkway as police chased the suspect in traffic lanes and a motorcyclist crashed into a car which had stopped to avoid them.South Pasadena Police Sgt. Matt Ronnie said shortly before the freeway foot pursuit the suspect had demanded a motorist hand over his car keys during an encounter in the 1800 block of State Street.When the motorist refused the suspect allegedly attempted to choke the victim, before fleeing, jumping a chain-link fence, and running down onto the freeway.Ronnie said the suspect tried to flag down cars in an apparent effort to carjack them.“We showed up and found him in the northbound lanes of the 110 freeway talking to some motorist,” Ronnie said.South Pasadena officers chased and grappled with the suspect, eventually taking him into custody.Pasadena police officers were called to the scene and assisted.Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said “at the same time officers were wrestling with [the suspect] on the freeway, a motorcycle came up and hit another car and went flying.”Ronnie said the collision “resulted from the fact that we were out in the middle of the freeway lanes trying to keep from getting hit and a motorcyclist wasn’t paying attention and rear-ended a car that came to a stop.”Hettema said the motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury. The injured motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital for treatment.The suspect may have been under the influence of drugs, according to a witness account.Ronnie said the suspect is 32-year-old Los Angeles resident Gary Lawmixon. He was booked on attempted robbery, Ronnie said.No police officers were injured during the incident.The motorcyclist’s condition is not known. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff
Pinterest Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: Gardening is good for your healthNext articleWILLIAMS: Dangers of Government Control admin BUILDING PERMITS: Dec. 25, 2017 – Dec. 29, 2017 By admin – January 7, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook New City of Odessa logo Dec. 25, 2017 – Dec. 29, 2017NEW RESIDENTIAL• Permian Homes Inc., 2025 Boise Drive, $232,000; Betenbough Homes, 702 E. 94th St., $153,950; Betenbough Homes, 700 E. 94th St., $206,450; Permian Homes Inc., 1604 Boise Drove, $216,000; Betenbough Homes, 708 E. 94th St., $152,000; Permian Homes Inc., 48 Berkshire Circle, $2,324,000; Betenbough, 618 E. 94th St., $200,950; Betenbough Homes, 621 E. 94th St., $144,950; Betenbough Homes, 616 E. 94th St., $173,950; Betenbough Homes, 614 E. 94th St., $152,450.Total: 10 permits, $3,956,700RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONS• Phoenix Old & New Construction/Adriana Fierros, 408 Lindy Ave. permit reissued/renewed, $8,000; Michael Stubbs, 317 McKinney “B” Ave., $28,000; Manuel Samaniego, 1402 E. 35th St., $3,000; Jesus Dominguez, 2214 E. 14th St., $4,500; Alex Acosta/Romeo Trevino, 1532 Tangelwood Lane, $50,000; Fairy Tiller, 1202 N. Lincoln Ave., $2,000; Lauren Balderas, 1403 N. Washington Ave., $2,000.Total: 7 permits, $97,500COMMERCIAL ADDITION, ALTERATION & CONVERSION• Belfor Property Restoration/Mark Rangel, 2478 E. 11th St., $100,000.Total: 1 permit, $100,000CHANGE OF USE• Rally Flores/Clover House Inc., 3603 Andrews Highway.Total: 1 permit.Total permits: 19Total value: $4,154,200Total permits (2017 year to date): 1,759Total value (2017 year to date): $ 311,109,404.04Total permits (2016): 1,750Total value (2016): $238,667,657.53 WhatsApp
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Image: The Luzon LNG project is a proposed floating LNG import terminal in the Bay of Batangas. Photo: courtesy of Carlo San/Freeimages.com. Excelerate Energy has been given a notice from The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) to move ahead with the Luzon LNG project, a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the Bay of Batangas.The Luzon LNG project will supply natural gas, sourced from LNG, to existing and new gas-fired power plants serving the Luzon island, which includes the area of Metro Manila.Luzon LNG project to augment existing gas production from Malampaya fieldsAccording to Excelerate, the rich and secure source of gas supply will augment the current gas production from the domestic Malampaya fields as reserves from the fields are starting to deplete.Excelerate chief commercial officer Daniel Bustos said: “We are pleased to have received this significant approval from the Government of the Philippines in supporting the country’s long-term energy objectives – this is an important milestone to move the project forward.“We look forward to working with the government and private sector for the successful completion of the project that will enable Excelerate to invest in critical infrastructure allowing the country to continue on its current path of tremendous economic growth.”The Luzon LNG project will be constructed offshore Batangas to minimise the impact to the existing shipping traffic in the region and coastline. The proposed LNG import terminal will use Excelerate’s offshore technology, which is said to be designed specifically to operate in extreme weather conditions, like those of the Philippines.Excelerate said that the Luzon LNG project will combine all the necessary elements to address the region’s natural gas requirements. Included in these are a fully-integrated turnkey floating LNG terminal, arrangement of the necessary supply of LNG, and distribution of natural gas to end-users in the Luzon region.The US-based floating LNG regasification solutions provider will develop, design, permit, construct, finance, and also operate the Luzon LNG terminal.With the NTP in place, Excelerate plans to pursue the required permits and also the financing needed for the floating LNG project in the Philippines.Last year, Excelerate commissioned the Moheshkhali Floating LNG terminal – Bangladesh’s first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal. The Luzon LNG project is a proposed floating LNG import terminal, which will provide natural gas to gas-fired power plants serving the Luzon island