NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgNBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about NBS Bank Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the NBS Bank Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$9.79M (MWK7.33B). An average of US$815.44K (MWK611.18M) per month.NBS Bank Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileNBS Bank Limited is a leading commercial bank in Malawi; providing corporate and retail banking solutions, and treasury managements products and services. The company was established in 1964 when Central Africa Building Society, Commonwealth Century Building Society and First Permanent Building Society merged to form New Building Society (NBS). The financial institution became a commercial bank in 2004 after it was issued a banking license by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. NBS Bank is a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited. In addition to general banking products and services for the corporate and private sector, NBS Bank provides solutions for international trade, SME loans, asset finance and mortgage loans and short- and long-term insurance products. NBS has a national network of 37 service centres, with its head office based in Blantyre, Malawi. NBS Bank is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pocket 6.3% from this FTSE 100 stock

first_img When I sat down to write this article, the best easy access Cash ISA rate I could find was just 1.31%. This means that if you had savings of £20,000 in your Cash ISA, you’d get just £262 per year in interest.I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem very attractive to me.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…That’s why I prefer to put most of my spare cash into the stock market, where much higher returns are possible. The company I want to discuss today currently offers a dividend yield of 6.3%.If you invested your £20k lump sum in this stock and accepted that the value of your shares might rise or fall, then you could potentially receive an income of £1,260 each year.Remember – although you can’t hold shares in a Cash ISA, you can still keep stock market investments tax-free by using a Stocks and Shares ISA.I think it’s the right time to buyThe company I want to talk about today is BP (LSE: BP). The BP share price has fallen over the last year, but I believe this oil and gas giant has reached a turning point. A series of acquisitions and disposals has been completed and the group is now better positioned for the next stage of its evolution.Financially, we should now see an improvement in cash generation and a reduction in debt levels. In time, I expect this to support a return to dividend growth.The other big part of the story will be how BP adapts to the need for a greener future. So far, my feeling is that the group’s actions in this area have lagged those of Royal Dutch Shell. But I think we will soon start to see a faster pace of change.BP has recently appointed a new chief executive, Bernard Looney, who will take charge of the group in February. Looney is 15 years younger than outgoing boss Bob Dudley and has made it clear that his top focus will be to help the company to “meet society’s demand for cleaner, better energy”.A cynic might say that there’s not much an oil and gas company can do to reduce pollution. But BP has huge scale and resources. I think we’ll be surprised over the coming decade at how this business is able to adapt and evolve.A top income buyFor patient investors who want a reliable income, I think BP is a good choice. Analysts expect the group’s underlying earnings to rise by 13% in 2020, increasing the level of cover for the dividend.Although the starting yield of 6.3% is already very attractive, I’m fairly sure that we’ll see a return to dividend growth over the next few years.Although some commentators have flagged up the risk that oil and gas producers such as BP might be forced to cut back production to meet new environmental standards, I think that’s unlikely for the foreseeable future.I believe that global demand for transport fuels and gas will remain higher for longer than many people expect. Gas will remain a particularly important fuel, in my view.If you’re looking for a buy-and-forget income stock, I believe that BP is worth considering. The 6.3% dividend yield looks very safe to me, and I believe this payout has the potential to grow over time. Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 | More on: BP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pocket 6.3% from this FTSE 100 stock Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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Loft FOR / adn Architectures

first_imgCopyAbout this officeadn ArchitecturesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftBrusselsHousingResidentialBelgiumPublished on December 12, 2013Cite: “Loft FOR / adn Architectures” 12 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 Photographs Belgium 2013 photographs:  Filip DujardinPhotographs:  Filip Dujardin Save this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore Save this picture!Box Construction IsometricLet’s get straight to the point: an imposed decorum, four walls and a few windows, functional needs to sleep, eat read and wash. Two internal bodies that embrace the envelope without touching it, opaque, translucent, airy, abstract. A place : Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAn unfinished surface of 96 square meters: walls made of terracotta blocks, raw concrete ceiling, windows on two of the four walls and two technical ducts. A program : Save this picture!© Filip DujardinDesign it for a couple who want a loft conversion type of interior design with efficient use of space. An answer : Save this picture!© Filip DujardinSeek purity of form and functional simplicity. Means : Save this picture!PlansCreation of a minimum of two new volumes and use of a very limited set of materials. Organisation : Two volumes are built and three pieces of furniture are installed to structure the volume. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe two metallic volumes on the ground floor welcome the two functions that require doors that close: the bathroom and the laundry room. The top floors of the volumes conceal a bedroom and an office. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe position of these volumes alongside technical ducts determines different volumes with different qualities. The three pieces of furniture then structure and give function to the remaining space : a long kitchen cabinet in a narrow space between the entrance and the laundry room, a wall of storage near the entrance and a library in the more intimate space that leads to the balcony. The materials are polyurethane screed for the floor; solid or perforated metal for the structuring elements, stratified MDF for the furniture, with a paint finish to exacerbate the texture of the various materials.  The ceiling is kept as is to remind of the pre-existing unified volume.Project gallerySee allShow lessCompetition Entry: Ruch Chorzów Football Stadium / Andrea Maffei ArchitectsAwarded CompetitionCampus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brussels, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyLoft•Brussels, Belgium Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456914/loft-for-adn-architectures Clipboard “COPY” Architects: adn Architectures Area Area of this architecture project Area:  96 m² Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Loft FOR / adn ArchitecturesSave this projectSaveLoft FOR / adn Architectures Loft FOR / adn Architectures Year:  Year:  2013 Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456914/loft-for-adn-architectures Clipboard “COPY” Loftlast_img read more

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Novel fundraising idea raises £25,000

Tagged with: auction Celebrity Events Novel fundraising idea raises £25,000  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2000 | News In October UK Fundraising reported on the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture’s novel fundraising idea, the Immortality Auction. Anyone could bid to have their name used in the next novel by authors such as Kathy Lette, Nick Hornby and Louis de Bernieres.The auction was held yesterday evening and raised a total of £25,000, including a £10,000 donation from author Ruth Rendell despite the fact that she disapproved of the fundraising idea. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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€57 million flood relief fund for Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Print TAGScastleconnellCFRAMCorballyflood reliefKevin “Boxer” MoranKieran O’DonnellKing’s IslandlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilOPWSean Canny Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article378 Limerick calls to homeless advocacy serviceNext articleGarda child protection unit handled 600 cases Editor NewsEnvironment€57 million flood relief fund for LimerickBy Editor – December 26, 2017 3873 Linkedin Saint Marys Park is totally under water after the River Shannon burst its banks in Limerick City in another wave of storms to hit the city. Pic Sean Curtin.A €57 million funding package approved as part of the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) programme will be of significant benefit to Limerick City and County.Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell said that the €57 million will finance flood defence projects in Limerick City and County and includes a specific allocation of €720,000 for Castlconnell Village.“The work in Limerick City will include strengthening flood defences in Kings Island, Corbally and and is very welcome news for the communities that were so badly affected by flooding in recent years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The specific funding for Castleconnell is part of the largest flood risk management programme ever undertaken by the State. Flood Relief and OPW Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran has confirmed to me that €720,000 will be made available to protect homes and businesses in Castleconnell.Castleconnell will benefit from a specific flood relief fund.“The village had been subjected to severe flooding in 2009 and again in early 2016. At the initial public consultation in September 2016 we were all shocked to find that no Flood Relief Plans were provided in respect of the local catchment area.“Last March, I arranged a public consultation for Castleconnell with the OPW. Thereafter, I continued to made relentless representations to the OPW, Minister Sean Canny, and his successor Minister “Boxer” Moran.Minister Moran has also told to me that the OPW will be assigning an official to assist Limerick City and County Council in advancing the flood defence projects. I will be ensuring that they get underway as quickly as possible.Senator Kieran O’Donnell with Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran during a recent visit to Castleconnell.More environment news herecenter_img Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty Limerick Senator welcomes €116,725 boost for new Castleconnell Community Centre Two Limerick primary schools reach final of Our World Irish Aid Awards Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Twitter Email Castleconnell – There’s no messing about on the river Castleconnell – At the centre of a broad community last_img read more

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Bivins to inspire at ‘Each on reach one’ Saturday

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Email the author Special music for the event will be by The Joiner Family. Other activities will include a bake contest, free haircuts for boys and giveaways including backpacks, school supplies, socks and shoes.Each One Reach One will be held on the grounds of Brundidge City Hall. Dr. Michael Bivins will come home to Brundidge Saturday as a featured motivational speaker at the “2019  Each One Reach One Celebration.”The celebration will get underway with a Main Street parade at 10 a.m. Immediately following the parade, Bivins will join motivational speakers, Shakira Gray and Lydia Mardenborough, on stage for a time of inspiration, encouragement and a call to community by each one reaching one, said Karen Rouse, committee and publicity chair.“Dr. Bivins has been with the Urology Centers of Alabama since 2002,” Rouse said. “His particular clinical interest is Robotics. He performs robotic prostatectomy and other procedures related to his specialty.” Bivins is a graduate of Pike County High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Alabama. He completed his medical education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, his internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center and his residency in urology at the University of Oklahoma. He completed a clinical fellowship in urology oncology at the University of Washington.Bivins received his board certification from the American Board of Urology in 2004. He was elected to the 2008 Class of Leadership Birmingham. He has authored several papers and been involved in multiple clinical trials.Bivins is active in the community and resides on the boards of the Jefferson County American Cancer Society and the YMCA. He is also a retired member of the United States Air Force Reserve. Troy University, AISA partner in online dual enrollment program Troy University and the Alabama Independent School Association formalized an agreement Tuesday that will provide “ACCELERATE,” the University’s online learning… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Bivins to inspire at ‘Each on reach one’ Saturday Skip Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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COVID live updates: US reports over 152,000 new cases

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 100.7 million people worldwide and killed over 2.1 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Jan 28, 6:32 amUK prime minister hints that England’s lockdown won’t end before March 8British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has indicated that England’s lockdown restrictions will remain in place until at least early March.In a statement to lawmakers at the U.K. House of Commons on Wednesday, Johnson said officials “do not yet have enough data to know exactly how soon it will be safe to reopen our society and economy.” But he expressed hope that schools could reopen from March 8, so long as his government meets its target of vaccinating everyone in the top four priority groups by mid-February.The prime minister also announced new restrictions for travelers arriving in England from countries deemed to be high-risk. He said the United Kingdom remains in a “perilous situation” with more than 37,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 — almost double the amount during the previous peak in April.During a press conference later Wednesday, Johnson told reporters that March 8 was the “earliest” date by which the government could “responsibly” allow schoolchildren to return to classrooms.The comments come after the U.K. became the fifth country in the world to record more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19.England entered its third national lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic on Jan. 5.Although Johnson is the prime minister of the U.K., his administration is only responsible for COVID-19 restrictions in England because public health legislation is devolved to national governments within the U.K., meaning that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for their own coronavirus-related policies.Jan 28, 6:06 amAlabama detects first cases of UK variantA new, more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom has been detected in Alabama for the first time.The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that two cases of the variant were confirmed in Montgomery County residents and a third in a Jefferson County resident. Two of the patients are children under the age of 19.“These are the first reported cases in Alabama of the variant which was first detected in the United Kingdom in late 2020,” the department said in a statement. “This variant is associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. ADPH is closely monitoring the emergence of this variant which has been detected in at least 24 other states.”The so-called B117 variant, which is believed to have emerged in England in September, has been detected in more than two dozen U.S. states.Jan 28, 5:29 amCDC projects up to 514K virus deaths in US by Feb. 20The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects that the country will have recorded up to 514,000 COVID-19 deaths by Feb. 20.The CDC on Wednesday published its latest national ensemble forecast, which predicts that the country’s COVID-19 death rate will likely decrease over the next four weeks and that 13,500 to 25,000 new fatalities from the disease will likely be reported in the week ending Feb. 20. A total of 479,000 to 514,000 COVID-19 deaths are projected to be reported nationwide by this date.Last week’s national ensemble forecast predicted there would be a total of 465,000 to 508,000 COVID-19 deaths reported nationwide by Feb. 13.Jan 28, 5:18 amUS has detected 315 cases of UK variant so far, CDC data showsThe United States has detected at least 315 confirmed cases of the highly contagious variant of the novel coronavirus that first emerged in the United Kingdom, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.California and Florida are tied at 92 cases each for the U.S. state with the most confirmed cases of the so-called B117 variant, according to CDC data.The variant was first identified in England in September and has since spread to dozens of other countries around the world.Jan 28, 4:06 amWHO team completes quarantine for pandemic probe in Wuhan, ChinaA World Health Organization team emerged from their 14-day quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to begin field work in their investigation of the origins of the virus that cause the COVID-19 pandemic.China’s COVID-19 regulations required all members of the team to complete 14 days of quarantine upon their arrival. They have been taking part in virtual meetings during the quarantine period.The researchers were seen leaving their hotel and boarding a bus on Thursday afternoon.Jan 28, 3:49 amUS reports over 152,000 new casesThere were 152,478 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Wednesday’s case count is far less than the country’s all-time high of 300,282 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,943 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Wednesday, down from a peak of 4,466 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.A total of 25,598,062 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 429,195 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use — one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another developed by American biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Akselos and Shell sign three-year Agreement

first_imgThe global agreement will support Shell’s international teams with the design, operation and life extension of assets across oil and gas and wind portfolios Akselos and Shell sign three-year Agreement(Credit: Akselos SA.) Akselos SA (Akselos) is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Shell for the use of its structural digital twin technology.The EFA will see Akselos become one of the global energy company’s verified suppliers for structural integrity assessments, forming part of Shell’s newly formed Digital Twin Platform that plans to integrate a number of digital twin solutions for various purposes.The global agreement will support Shell’s international teams with the design, operation and life extension of assets across oil and gas and wind portfolios.Yuri Sebregts, Chief Technology Officer Shell said: “Shell’s technology organization has been working closely with Akselos since 2015. I’m very pleased to see our joint efforts result in the deployment of Akselos’ structural digital twin on multiple of Shell’s assets, including the Bonga FPSO in Nigeria. This newly-signed agreement is a testament of the strength of our partnership.”A structural digital twin is a physics-based model of an asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy. The model is updated with loading conditions and inspection data on a regular basis, providing the ability to carry out structural assessments based on the near real-time condition, from anywhere and at any time.Thomas Leurent, Akselos CEO said: “We are very pleased to have reached this important milestone with one of our most valued partners. We have deployed our structural digital twins on both a fixed and floating asset in Shell’s portfolio with excellent results, and this agreement will allow us to support other parts of the business celebrate the same success. Shell’s vision and commitment to innovation has always impressed us and we look forward to working with the team and other partners to fully digitize their operations.”Earlier this year Akselos, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, announced the deployment of a structural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main FPSO, located 120km Southwest of the Niger Delta. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Minister meets key industry players to discuss discriminatory ‘No DSS’ lettings adverts

first_imgKey representatives of the property industry have attended a round table meeting with Housing minister Heather Wheeler to discuss how to implement a ban on landlords and letting agents preventing tenants on benefits from renting private homes via ‘No DSS’ ads.Those at the meeting included Rightmove, Zoopla, Gumtree, SpareRoom, OpenRent, Shelter, the RLA, NLA, SafeAgent, ARLA Propertymark and RICS.Held at Downing Street, the meeting ended with a commitment from buy-to-let lender Metro Bank to remove clauses from its mortgage terms and conditions that – until now – have prevented landlords renting out their properties to tenants in receipt of benefits.“Over recent months we have been working closely with a number of industry stakeholders including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, housing charity Shelter and our clients to better understand the challenges facing landlords and their tenants,” says Andy Piggott, director of lending products at Metro Bank (left).“Following an extensive review, we can confirm that we will be changing our buy-to-let lending policy to enable landlords with buy-to-let mortgages to let to people claiming benefits.”No DSSMetro Bank follows other leading buy-to-let mortgage providers including NatWest, Nationwide, Birmingham Midshires and the Co-Op, all of which have recently altered their T&Cs to end their restrictions on renting to ‘DSS’ tenants.“Regardless of financial circumstances, everyone should have the same opportunity when looking for a home and I have been determined to end the discrimination those on benefits face,” says Wheeler (pictured, top).“Today’s meeting was yet another step forward; marking an important shift in making the private rented sector fairer for all – and I am thrilled that Metro Bank have decided to join us in ending the stigma surrounding tenants on housing benefit.”Read more about the DSS advert ban. andy piggott metro bank heather wheeler Rightmove Housing Minister Zoopla June 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Minister meets key industry players to discuss discriminatory ‘No DSS’ lettings adverts previous nextRegulation & LawMinister meets key industry players to discuss discriminatory ‘No DSS’ lettings advertsDowning Street round-table concludes with promise by lender Metro Bank to stop preventing landlords from renting out properties to those on benefits.Nigel Lewis13th June 20190957 Viewslast_img read more

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Controversial ‘joke’ in The Newt

first_imgIt has been reported that the editor of The Newt was told by the Dean to exercise more caution when selecting stand-alone comments, however New College are yet to reply to a request for comment. The editor of The Newt also declined to comment. He explained that he thought that the ‘joke’ had made it to national print because on opening the newspaper, “what leaps out is casual violence against women,” which was caused by “a misjudgement of tone”. Mannion believed the quotation was “throw away dark humour”, and had been taken from a casual conversation someone overheard regarding S&M. He added, “However, as a stand-alone quote it appears to negate that, and that is why I think it was an inappropriate choice of quote, because it fails to provide enough of a background to maintain the inherent harmlessness of the statement. I see why people have been offended; but I also think it has been blown out of proportion by a misinterpretation of the tone of the comment.” Chris Green, Director of anti-violence against women charity, the White Ribbon Campaign, told the Mirror, “The inappropriate page header of the ‘news’ paper which is delivered to every pigeonhole in New College reinforces sexist and controlling disrespectful attitudes which stu- dents are already excessively exposed to. Only a foolhardy publisher would put such an offensive quote into a newspaper.” LAST WEEK NEW COLLEGE’S satirical student newspaper published the comment, “No I’ve never punched a woman during sex. But never say never,”. National tabloids Daily Mail and The Mirror have called the comments “offensive” and “outrageous”. The college newspaper, The Newt, often quotes students’ comments that have been overheard throughout the week in the top margin of the page. It was here that the ‘joke’ was published. Other sections of the newspaper include a social media page, satirical cartoons and ‘dispatches’ from people spending a year abroad. The newspaper has existed in its current format since 2008. Katy Sheridan, Welfare Representative for New College JCR, hoped that the comments would not affect people’s perceptions of “the strongly supportive community” of New College. She commented, “At New College, we have a very active and appropriately trained welfare team who take extremely seriously the importance of supporting survivors of sexual violence. The welfare team have undertaken first responder and peer support training.” She made the College’s condemnation of sexual violence clear, telling Cherwell, “New College JCR in no way endorses the trivialisation of sexual violence; such an attitude grossly misrepresents the strongly sup- portive community we have at New College.” Last year, students were given the choice to opt-out of having their comments published in The Newt and the newspaper is obligated to ask the people who it intends to quote if they are happy to be featured. The person who made the ‘joke’ was given this choice. Former Newt editor James Mannion com- mented, “I think the tone [of the newspaper] can vary but only from being satire-centred to being a more gossip-orientated, humorous college newsletter. The tone has to be on the side of people involved.”last_img read more

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