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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Churches damaged by New Zealand earthquake

first_img Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] Two people have been killed and many more injured following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the New Zealand town of Kaikoura this week. Almost 2,000 after-shocks have been felt since the main quake, which struck at two minutes past midnight on Nov. 14 NZDT. Several church buildings have been affected. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 landslides since Monday is combining with heavy rain to worsen the effects of the initial quake.The Anglican Taonga website reports that the church bell tower at Waiau, in the Diocese of Christchurch, has sheared off from the body of the church. And in Wellington, St. Paul’s Cathedral was evacuated over fears that a nearby building may collapse. The cathedral itself survived intact; but its pipe organ has been severely damaged with pipework thrown over the choir area.Full article. Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Churches damaged by New Zealand earthquake Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 17, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Housing Project Los Mangos / Grupo Culata Jovái

first_img Paraguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914650/housing-project-los-mangos-grupo-culata-jovai Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914650/housing-project-los-mangos-grupo-culata-jovai Clipboard Houses Housing Project Los Mangos / Grupo Culata Jovái Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Grupo Culata Jovái Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lambaré, Paraguaycenter_img “COPY” 2015 Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Construction:OBRA SURStructural Calculation:Ing. Genaro FernándezProject Architects:Sebastián Blanco, Jessica Goldenberg, Miky González Merlo, Emmerick Braun, Sergei JermolieffCity:LambaréCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the outskirts of Asunción, in a closed neighbourhood within a Country Club in the City of Lambaré. At the time of the assignment, the office had a lot of constructive experience in renovating old buildings with a significant degree of deterioration (rehabilitation and recycling), so the professional challenge of this project was: “To design a house from SCRATCH on an empty lot of 16×50 meters, in an ideal context, safe, with a good orientation, with abundant vegetation and plenty of shade”.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Ground FloorThe owner requested an individual house, which would stand out among the majestic neighbouring houses, not because of the number of square meters, nor for its flamboyance, but because of its design, without incurring exaggerated work expenses. The logic of the design was: designing an element that is positioned as a single object in the landscape, maintaining justifiable and functional measures, as opposed to some of the oversized houses of the area.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliBased on the orientation and appropriating the almost archetypal typology of the Jovái Culata (typology of traditional rural housing throughout the littoral region) two closed blocks are facing the intimate areas and service areas, “separated/joined” by a central block, which is a junction space where the social areas are located. Above the central junction space, the roof slab is elevated with 40 cm as a way to capture indirect overhead light from the sides. A large terrace at the height of the treetops covers the entire roof. Shadows are projected on all sides of the house (reinforced concrete pergolas).Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!© Federico CairoliAs our office wasn’t in charge of the execution of the work, the construction and the representation of the project were thought of as “a trial of doubts and errors”, with traditional technology, materials and simple construction techniques that the local workforce masters: Pillars, beams and slabs of exposed reinforced concrete, ceramic bricks (with one face in sight and one face concealed where the installations are embedded in the walls). Always trying to avoid unnecessary actions, where each process is a finished process in itself. Building what is essentially necessary.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIt should be noted that by following the project very precisely, and with the support of the work of our office, the construction company achieved an impeccable result in a context in which the architect’s work is generally not highly valued and a “don’t think, don’t ask” mentality disregards everything that goes beyond the ordinary. The terminations of windows, floors, coatings of bathrooms and kitchens were selected with the owner, and it was here that we allowed ourselves the luxury of “spending”.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessThree Architecture Firms Explore the Benefits of BIM in “By Design: The Next Frontier”ArticlesInfographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows FunctionArticles Share Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeGrupo Culata JováiOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLambaréParaguayPublished on April 11, 2019Cite: “Housing Project Los Mangos / Grupo Culata Jovái” [Vivienda Los Mangos / Grupo Culata Jovái] 11 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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! 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5 Beams House / Gubbins-Polidura

first_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954483/5-beams-house-polidura-arquitectos Clipboard Landscape Architecture Chile 5 Beams House / Gubbins-Polidura Project Team:Esteban Estay, Hernan FourniesEngineering:Daniel Stagno Landscape:Cristobal Elgueta Lightning Design:Rafael RiveraCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. We had been developing many houses in sloped sites and the main issue in all of them was the connection with the land. That was what this client asked us to continue and emphasize for his project. They wanted a house connected with the ground and with the context but saving privacy, obviously privileging the sea views, but also the landscape of the hills behind. The challenge of the site was to work with the slope (20% average). Besides the connection with the ground, that is an architectonic issue, we must be able to solve technical problems such as the management of rain waters or the contention of the ground by proposing creative architectural solutions.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe proposal consists in creating a big public area, mixing constructed and natural (patios), interior, exterior, and intermediate spaces. All under a discontinuous cover shaped by these five concrete beams. The beams are supported by two walls of 40 and 25 meters long, one on each side of the site, creating an east-west, sea-hill oriented space that is visually denied to the neighbours.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe beans are the skeleton, always present.  From above, they appear as a facade. From below at the main space, weather if there is covered or not, and because of its thickness, each space carácter making the interior and exterior category more ambiguous. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe program of the house is the contraposition between this public area, solved as one continue surface connecting the hill and sea and a more introverted base or plinth over which the public surface is placed. The more private rooms are located on the plinth (master bedroom, bedrooms 2 and 3, 2 bathrooms, and a little common area). All of them with the sea façade totally glazed. Up in the public area there is a dinning-living room, bathroom, and a kitchen. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe west terrace is 27 meters long and 7 meters wide. Totally exposed, with 180  views, windy and less protected, completely artificial, conceived as a free plan flying over the sea. It allows the other side, the east terrace, totally protected, more introverted, 100% natural, conceived as a continuity of the hill, to connect with the sea.Save this picture!© Sergio PirronePrivate areas are a plinth with clear boundaries between interior and exterior and between artificial and natural. This area is interior and artificial. The public area has no clear boundaries. The 2 lateral walls are buried on the hill supporting the 5 beams that configures an ambiguous great space where the nature is overlapped with the architecture. Though we had a very compact and orthogonal volume, we worked with the idea of overlapping nature and architecture. This by creating diffuse boundaries and including nature in between. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Kitchenless Home: Co-Living and New InteriorsArticlesPAU’s Vishaan Chakrabarti on Creating an Architecture of Belonging in Design and the…Architecture News Share Projects Year:  Antonio Polidura, Marco Polidura ArchDaily Manufacturers: Kohler, Bercia, Cemento Melón, Dialum, Ventanas PVC Area:  260 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954483/5-beams-house-polidura-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Zapallar, Chile 5 Beams House / Gubbins-PoliduraSave this projectSave5 Beams House / Gubbins-Polidura “COPY” Lead Architects: Architects: Gubbins-Polidura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGubbins-PoliduraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarOn InstagramOn FacebookChilePublished on January 07, 2021Cite: “5 Beams House / Gubbins-Polidura” [Casa 5 Vigas / Gubbins-Polidura] 07 Jan 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2018 Save this picture!© Sergio Pirrone+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Sharelast_img read more

Give As You Live highlights fundraising potential of Christmas shopping online

first_imgGive As You Live highlights fundraising potential of Christmas shopping online  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 September 2011 | News Give As You Live enables people to shop online at nearly 1,500 retailers and generate a small commission on each purchase for a charity of their choice. According to the YouGov figures, 59% of people will spend the same or more on Christmas presents this year compared to last. Give As You Live estimate that, even if online giving stays static from last year’s festive period, online Christmas shopping could generate up to £170 million, if all UK online shoppers utilised it.To encourage them to do so, Give As You Live will launch its Christmas campaign in November, providing promotional tools to charities to help them encourage their supporters to shop and raise funds for them.Polly Gowers, CEO of Everyclick, which has developed Give As You Live, said: “In the face of funding cuts and a lull in donations, charities need all the support they can get. There are now 100 days until Christmas and charity supporters can provide a simple solution to the funding problem through their online Christmas shopping.”To demonstrate the potential income for the sector, Everyclick have published an infographic: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. www.giveasyoulive.com Tagged with: christmas Everyclick Trading With 100 days to go until Christmas, online fundraising service Give As You Live is urging charities to earn income from their supporters’ online Christmas shopping.The company points out that, according to IMRG in January this year, in December 2010 £6.8 billion was spent shopping online. This year, according to YouGov figures in August 2011, an estimated 25% of people in the UK will do the majority of their shopping online.Although Christmas is often a period for increased giving, with a fifth of Britons giving more at this time compared to the rest of the year, the YouGov figures report that just 5% say they will be giving more to charity this Christmas. Advertisementlast_img read more

Boschini questions English-only alert system

first_imgTAGSalert systemAndrian AndrewsChancellor Victor BoschiniDepartment of Public Safetylanguage barrierTCU Alert ReddIt Facebook Boschini pushes to change alert system company Linkedin print Linkedin Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium + posts Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Twitter Chancellor Boschini speaks at his annual town hall in March 2013. Photo by TCU 360. New policy enforced for animals on campus Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Student expected to launch sports betting app Previous articleHoroscope: November 13, 2019Next articleBob Schieffer talks impeachment as public hearings begin on Capitol Hill Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Chancellor Victor Boschini has asked his staff to review why TCU’s alert system continues to be in English only. Concerns about the system’s verbal warnings and text messages were first raised following a campus lockdown in 2017 when Spanish-speaking staff said they were unsure of what was happening. TCU alert text message sent to a student’s phone.A monolingual alert system has put some staff members in danger during emergencies because they have trouble translating it into their native language.“I didn’t know this,” Boschini said after Friday’s meeting with the board of trustees. “This is the first I’ve heard of this. I thought we did that already because everything in print we put in Spanish and English.” Some TCU Facility Services employees were reprimanded this past summer by their supervisor for not taking the proper safety procedure during a tornado drill. When the tornado alert sounded, cleaning staff members were inside of Moudy North. Many rushed outside, unsure of what to do, said Angelica Acosta, a TCU facility services supervisor in Moudy North.She said they thought the problem was coming from inside the building. Afterward, she said another supervisor complained about the response.“He put them all along this wall and gave them a scolding,” Acosta said. Acosta, who is from Durango, Mexico, has been working at TCU for more than 20 years. In those two decades, she’s been told multiple times that because she moved to America she needs to learn to speak English.Language barriers Adrian Andrews, the vice chancellor of public safety, said the TCU Department of Public Safety has received complaints from staff about their inability to understand the alert system, but a Spanish version wasn’t added because it’s one of 20 to 30 languages spoken at TCU.“Do we exclude the Nigerians? Do we exclude the Italians or the French? No,” Andrews said.But Acosta noted that Spanish is the predominant foreign language on campus.“Spanish-speaking Latinos make up 80% of the staff, the only people that I know of that have made complaints,” she said. Andrews said every building on campus has emergency coordinators who are trained by the Department of Public Safety to take care of their building when there’s a situation.“They will always have a person who is an English speaker that can translate that message for them,” Andrews said.Acosta said she doesn’t think this method is the answer because there have still been problems translating. She said there’s a supervisor who comes in once a month to give them training. Although they’re receiving constant training, she said this supervisor only speaks English.“In a moment of crisis he’s not going to be here or calling us every time,” Acosta said. “And even if he were to, he would be talking to us in English because he doesn’t speak Spanish.”Andrews believes that the less one has to process during an emergency, the better. Acosta disagrees. “In a moment of crisis, the fewer things you have to process the better you’re going to respond,” Andrews said in response to the L.E.S.S. is More program the department has used to train staff. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebooklast_img read more

Australia must amend security bill to protect journalists and sources

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Australian government to remove secrecy and espionage provisions from a proposed national security law that could result in journalists being sent to prison just for doing their job. Several provisions in the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government plans to submit soon to the federal parliament have raised fears about their impact on media freedom in Australia because they are poorly conceived and drafted.One of its biggest flaws is its expanded definition of espionage, which would consist not only of communicating classified information but also receiving and possessing it. RSF supports the warning about the bill that 15 Australian media outlets sent this week to the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security.“We fully support our Australian media colleagues in their damning condemnation of this ill-conceived and oppressive bill, which is supposedly intended to combat espionage but which, in practice, criminalizes all stages of journalistic work,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“If this bill were passed, journalists receiving sensitive information they had not sought would automatically be in violation of the law. If this law had existed in the United States in 1974, the Watergate scandal would never have come to light. The government must quickly rethink its espionage provisions before presenting this bill to parliament.”If the bill were passed in its present form, journalists could face up to five years for being in possession of sensitive documents in the public interest and up to 15 years for communicating them.Catch-all phrasesAnother major problem is the bill’s definition of “classified information” as information that could “cause harm to Australia’s interests” – a catch-all phrase that could prevent any investigative reporting on national security issues unless approved by the government.Finally, a provision prohibits journalists from providing any “support or resources” to a foreign intelligence agency. Here again, appallingly vague wording could result in a reporter being jailed simply for presenting a foreign entity in light that was deemed to be positive. In their submission to parliament, the Australian media outlets draw a parallel between the bill and the situation in Turkey, where a Wall Street Journal reporter was sentenced to two years in prison on a terrorist propaganda charge for interviewing members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) while covering the conflict in Kurdistan.RSF urges Australia’s parliamentarians to take great care when debating this bill and to ensure that its espionage provisions are completely overhauled in order to guarantee press freedom and the provision of information in the public interest.Australia is ranked 19th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Related documents The joint statement that 15 Australian media outlets sent to the parliamentary committee on securityPDF – 797.96 KB The proposed national security law is to be submitted to the Australian parliament soon (photo: Torsten Blackwood / AFP). RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers November 19, 2020 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News January 25, 2018 Australia must amend security bill to protect journalists and sources AustraliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers to go further RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News January 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Australialast_img read more

What Wells Fargo’s New CEO Means for the Industry

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What Wells Fargo’s New CEO Means for the Industry Related Articles September 30, 2019 3,657 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Banking Business Wells Fargo The Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company recently announced that it has named Charles W. Scharf as the company’s CEO and President, and a member of the Board of Directors, as of October 21. Scharf was chairman and CEO of Bank of New York Mellon.“I am delighted to welcome Charlie as our new CEO. Charlie is a proven leader and an experienced CEO who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution and is well-positioned to lead Wells Fargo’s continued transformation,” said Wells Fargo Board Chair Betsy Duke. “With more than 24 years in leadership roles in the banking and payments industries, including as CEO of Visa Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon, Charlie has demonstrated a strong track record in initiating and leading change, driving results, strengthening operational risk and compliance, and innovating amid a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Charlie’s financial and business acumen, integrity, passion for diversity and inclusion, and commitment to strong talent management are important qualities considered by our board’s search committee.”In March, the board appointed C. Allen Parker interim CEO and President and a member of the board. Parker will continue to serve in these roles until Scharf joins the company.Scharf said, “I am honored and energized by the opportunity to assume leadership of this great institution, which is important to our financial system and in the midst of fundamental change. I have deep respect for all the work that has taken place to transform Wells Fargo, and I look forward to working closely with the board, members of the management team, and team members. I am committed to fully engaging with all of our stakeholders including regulators, customers, elected officials, investors, and communities.“I also want to note the wonderful job Allen has done as general counsel and interim CEO in providing strong leadership. Given his experiences and accomplishments, I know we will work closely together as we move forward,” added Scharf.Parker said, “Over the last six months, I have gained an even greater understanding as to what an extraordinary company Wells Fargo is. I have been incredibly impressed by our team members and their commitment to serve our customers, move the company forward, and build an even stronger foundation for the future. I am proud of the progress we have made together, and I look forward to working with Charlie to ensure a seamless transition and continuation of our progress.”Prior to his role at BNY Mellon, Charlie was CEO of Visa, Inc. Before joining Visa, Scharf was managing director of One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JP Morgan Chase & Co. He also served as CEO of Retail Financial Services at JP Morgan Chase and Chief Executive Officer of the retail division of Bank One Corp. Scharf has been CFO of Bank One Corp., CFO of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup, and CFO of Salomon Smith Barney.Scharfy is an outside hire, and earlier this year, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett stated that Wells Fargo should look outward in their search. Wells Fargo made a point“They just have to come from someplace (outside Wells) and they shouldn’t come from Wall Street. They probably shouldn’t come from JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs,” Buffett told the Financial Times.In a hearing earlier this year, former CEO Tim Sloan stated that the bank has worked toward a change in leadership, culture, and practices. 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