Sterling Bank Plc ( Q32018 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (  2018 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Tongan Thor charge ignites match with HUGE bump in opening minute

first_imgMonday Aug 29, 2016 Tongan Thor charge ignites match with HUGE bump in opening minute Taniela Tupou first came to prominence as a schoolboy in 2014 when a video of him went viral, and the nickname ‘Tongan Thor’ was coined. Since then he has gone on to put in some solid performances, resulting in a Super Rugby debut with the Reds.Now playing in Australia’s National Rugby Championship, he wasted no time in letting his presence be felt in this past weekend’s match for Queensland Country against UC Vikings, as he made this almighty charge, sending hooker Robbie Abel flying.It’s just another short example of the kind of power the young man has, making him one of the most exciting front row propects in rugby for quite some time.Country went on to lose the match 58-20, but there were some great tries scored. You can catch up on those highlights on page two.You can also view this awesome video of him in action for Brothers not too long Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Japan Shifts Policy to Allow Use of U.S. Ethanol

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Japan Shifts Policy to Allow Use of U.S. Ethanol Home Energy Japan Shifts Policy to Allow Use of U.S. Ethanol The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news Tuesday that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol.“The U.S. Grains Council is pleased by this decision and that Japan recognizes these improved benefits of U.S. product. We continue to work around the world, sharing the benefits of U.S. ethanol with other countries that are serious about reducing their GHG emissions,” said Tom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council, which has an office in Japan working closely with the Japanese government and industry. “From this decision, it is unequivocal that continued improvements in carbon intensity reductions are critical to gain and maintain market access for U.S. ethanol.”The change comes as part of the county’s update of its existing sustainability policy, approved in 2010, in which only sugarcane-based ethanol was eligible for import and which only allowed sugarcane-based ethanol for the production of ETBE, an oxygenate. The new policy calls for an increase in the carbon intensity reduction requirements of ethanol used as a feedstock to make ETBE to meet a 55 percent reduction, up from 50 percent, and recognizes corn-based, U.S.-produced ethanol’s ability to meet that goal, even with the higher greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction standard.Japan will now allow U.S. ethanol to meet up to 44 percent of a total estimated demand of 217 million gallons of ethanol used to make ETBE, or potentially 95.5 million gallons of U.S.-produced ethanol annually. Japan imports nearly all of the ETBE from ethanol that it uses.This decision by the Japanese government is based on its evaluation and life cycle assessment update of U.S. corn-based ethanol. The U.S. industry’s efforts to maximize production efficiency through technological innovations that lead to higher GHG emission reductions for corn-based ethanol and the emergence of co-products like distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have supported this new access to the Japanese market while positively contributing to the feed and energy value chains.“For the first time, the U.S. ethanol industry will have the opportunity to compete for a portion of Japan’s fuel blending market,” said Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Emily Skor. “This new policy represents a new trade opportunity for the U.S. to continue to work with Japan to demonstrate the economic value, sustainability, and environmental advantages of utilizing our product in their consumer market for motor fuels.”U.S. organizations promoting the global use of ethanol will continue to work closely with the Japanese government as it implements its new policy and provide updated technical information about GHG reductions and other benefits of corn-based ethanol.Since 2014, the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government have partnered to develop a robust ethanol market development program that demonstrates the environmental, health and economic benefits of ethanol use and why strong ethanol policies include a role for trade.“We are pleased Japan now allows ETBE imports from U.S. corn-based ethanol, as this opens an important and growing market for American farmers. ETBE is an ethanol-based oxygenate frequently used in overseas markets. Japanese consumers will now have access to cleaner, cheaper, American high-octane fuels. We look forward to beginning a dialogue on how Japan’s new policy could be improved, such as moving towards direct blending rather than having to convert our ethanol into an ether like ETBE. But we certainly welcome Japan’s first step toward the use of U.S. ethanol,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. Previous articleMobile App for Cover Crop Field GuideNext articleNo Relief from Tariff Retaliation in Farm Bill Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Montreal court hears lawsuit against Iranian government by son of photographer who was beaten to death

first_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the civil lawsuit that Stephan Hachemi has brought against the Iranian government before the Quebec high court claiming damages for the arrest, detention, torture and death of his mother, Zahra Kazemi, a photographer with dual Iranian and Canadian citizenship, in Tehran in 2003. A preliminary three-day hearing was due to begin in Montreal tomorrow, but it has been postponed to May.“Iran has displayed a clear desire to ensure that those responsible for Kazemi’s murder remain unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities of Canada and the European Union should actively support the legitimate requests made by the Kazemi family’s lawyers and show no leniency towards Iran in this appalling affair.”A Canadian resident, 54-year-old Kazemi was arrested on 23 June 2003 as she was photographing the relatives of detainees outside Evin prison in north Tehran. She was beaten while in custody and died of her injuries on 10 July 2003. The Iranian authorities issued a report 10 days later recognising her death was the result of a blow but failing to explain how it was inflicted. Under duress, Kazemi’s mother, an Iranian resident, agreed to a hasty burial on 22 July 2003. Ever since then, Kazemi’s son, who lives in Canada, has been asking for the body to be exhumed and repatriated to Canada.The Kazemi family’s lawyers have repeatedly condemned all the judicial proceedings in Iran as a sham. Their requests for senior judicial officials to appear in court have never been satisfied, depriving them of key witnesses. Above all, Tehran chief prosecutor Said Mortazavi, who ordered Kazemi’s arrest and was present when she was interrogated in Evin prison, has never been questioned in court. IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News February 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Montreal court hears lawsuit against Iranian government by son of photographer who was beaten to death News February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the civil lawsuit that Stephan Hachemi has brought against the Iranian government before the Quebec high court claiming damages for the arrest, detention, torture and death of his mother, Zahra Kazemi, a photographer with dual Iranian and Canadian citizenship, in Tehran in 2003. A preliminary three-day hearing was due to begin in Montreal tomorrow, but it has been postponed to May. Organisation Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Union activists prepare for protest

first_imgWhatsApp LIMERICK trade union members from both the public and private sectors are preparing for the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s for ‘Day of Action against Austerity and Debt’ taking place this Saturday, February 9 at 1.30pm. Unions including SIPTU, CWU, MANDATE, IMPACT, ASTI, UNITE and BATU are supporting the march which is being coordinated locally by the Limerick Council of Trade Unions. People from Clare, Limerick and Tipperary are expected to assemble at the Mechanics Institute on Hartstonge Street in Limerick City for what is expected to be one of the biggest protests seen in the Mid West in recent years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Frank McDonnell, President of SIPTU’s Limerick District Council, called on SIPTU members throughout the county to support the protest: “Working people have taken enough; we can’t take any more. The recent budget has cost working families around €2,000 a year in additional taxes and cuts. This is all because we have been saddled with a €64 billion bank debt that does not belong to us. We need jobs not cuts.”“The debt burden affects all of us. That’s why we are calling on everyone who cares about the future for this country and their children to join us next Saturday to send a clear message to the EU, the government and our Minister of Finance that this debt burden must be lifted while those who can afford to pay must be made to pay their fair share.”The march is one of six taking place throughout the state on the same day and time with the others planned for Galway, Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Sligo.SIPTU Organiser Paul Gavan confirmed that the protest is open to all groups and individuals who “support the ICTU call for a deal on debt, a jobs stimulus programme, and increased taxation for the wealthy rather than more cuts for working families”. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUnion activists prepare for protestBy admin – February 4, 2013 734 Previous articleProbation missed through fear of further assaultNext articleLate nights and down-tuned grooves on new Rest album admin Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter Print Emaillast_img read more

Kidnapped teen made a run for freedom

first_imgEmail Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HAVING been told they faced being killed if a €500,000 ransom was not paid, the son of a Limerick postmistress has told a court of how he made a bolt from his captors through fields and over ditches in his bare socks.Stephen Cusack and his friend Niall Reddan both told a jury in the trial of Zachary Coughlan Ryan that they were abducted from a house in Castletroy at gunpoint where the sole objective of the kidnap gang was to get money.The 19-year-old told a trial at Limerick Circuit Court that he picked out a man in an identity parade at Henry Street garda station as being one of the three men who abducted him.Zachary Coughlan Ryan, 34, of Brennan’s Row, Catherine Place, Limerick has pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning Mr Cusack and Niall Reddan at a house in Caisleann na hAbhainn estate, Castletroy on the night of April 19,2012 and in to the early hours of the following day.In his evidence, Mr Reddan said that he was taken, gagged and put in a pickup truck with his friend. When transferred to the cab area just before his release, Mr Reddan was told he would be killed if he looked at the faces of kidnappers.When he was released near a field and County Limerick, Mr Reddan was given the instruction to tell the parents of his friend to get €500,000 or he would be killed.During the sixth day of the trial, Mr Cusack recalled how he was gagged, punched and tied up and also bundled into the pickup.When the truck pulled into a passageway, Mr Cusack said he “got a fair look” at one his abductors who had pulled the cover off his face. This happened he said, because the reverse lights illuminated the area and he could see what was happening.Mr Cusack said: “I got a fair good look at him, straight in the eye.”.During the ordeal, told the jury that one of the men claimed they were from the Continuity IRA and another of the three said: “Will we knee cap them.”.After releasing Niall Reddan, the gang brought Stephen Cusack towards Donoughmore. and held him in a field for some time during the night. Stephen Cusack said it was the youngest of the three, armed with two knives, that stayed and held him captive while the other two left in the truck.However, Stephen Cusack made a run for it through two fields, a hedge, an electric fence, before getting over a wall, while his captor was out of view.He could see Donoughmore church and knew where he was. He went to a house, and told a person what happened, but was told go away.The alert was raised after the residents at a second house rang the gardai.Judge Carroll Moran heard details of phone traffic on one of Mr Cusack’s phones after the incident and on another phone number in the following days.He said that after being asked to view an identity parade, Stephen Cusack said he picked out one of his abductors from the line up.The trial continues. NewsBreaking newsKidnapped teen made a run for freedomBy admin – October 14, 2013 918 Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleCharity Race Day at Limerick RacecourseNext articleCity car arson attacks under investigation adminlast_img read more

ECISD police pepper spray group of students in Bowie cafeteria

first_imgLocal NewsEducation Twitter Pinterest Pinterest ECISD police pepper spray group of students in Bowie cafeteria By admin – February 23, 2018 Facebook Timeless musician, Tony Bennet, is on tour and scheduled to be at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Monday. An Ector County Independent School District police officer tried to break up a fight at the cafeteria at Bowie Middle School during sixth-grade lunch and wound up pepper spraying the crowd around the fighters to break it up.Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said the fight occurred about noon Friday. There were four boys fighting and a large crowd around them. When the campus officer moved in to break it up, the students would not let him through.Adkins said the officer told the students several times that they needed to get out of the way and let him through, but they still would not, so he pepper sprayed over the top and the group dispersed.Adkins said the students who were fighting will face disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.There are about 400 sixth-graders at Bowie and about 1,230 students attend the campus, Adkins said. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 23Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 23 admin WhatsApplast_img read more

What’s safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don’t shed masks yet

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Twitter TAGS  FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask to help prevent against the spread of the coronavirus as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. What’s safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don’t shed masks yet Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleThe Latest: Shiffrin says winning 4 medals is ‘incredible’Next articleUNLV looks to extend streak vs San Jose St. Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Farmers to meet in Glenties tonight over proposed cuts to CAP payments

first_img By News Highland – November 23, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Farmers to meet in Glenties tonight over proposed cuts to CAP payments 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCyber-bullying conference to be held in Dublin todayNext articleStrabane Courthouse to remain opened after threatened closure News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ A meeting will be held in Donegal tonight in protest at the possibility that EU leaders impose cuts on CAP payments.The Common Agricultural Policy budget is just one of the items up for discussion later, when EU leaders meet for an EU Summit in Brussels.It’s proposed that CAP payments could be cut by as much as 200 million euro next year – a move which the farmers say will have a detrimental impact on the agricultural industry in Ireland.Tonights meeting in the Glenties Hotel at 830pm is being organised by the National Farm Family and CAP Review Group.The National Chairman of the Group, Donny Shine, says if CAP payments are cut, then many farmers will go bust….[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Newslast_img read more

SC Dismisses Challenge Against Karnataka Govt Decision To Hold Class X Exams From June 25

first_imgTop StoriesSC Dismisses Challenge Against Karnataka Govt Decision To Hold Class X Exams From June 25 Nilashish Chaudhary17 Jun 2020 2:17 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for Class 10 SSLC Board examinations to be conducted in Karnataka as scheduled, from June 25 to July 4.A Bench comprising of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat dismissed a plea challenging a Karnataka High Court Order, which had refused to intervene in the State Government’s decision.Appearing for the petitioner,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for Class 10 SSLC Board examinations to be conducted in Karnataka as scheduled, from June 25 to July 4.A Bench comprising of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat dismissed a plea challenging a Karnataka High Court Order, which had refused to intervene in the State Government’s decision.Appearing for the petitioner, Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari apprised the Court that around 8.48 lakh students would be taking the exam. The High Court, it was submitted, had failed to appreciate the high risk and impact to the health and lives of minor students, by allowing the same to be conducted.Though the government had come up with guidelines and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the petitioner argued that in light of COVID-19 pandemic, the decision is in violation of minors’ right to life. Elaborating on their concerns, it was pointed out that there would be around 25-30 lakh people on the streets, including students, parents/guardians, staff etc., while making it to over 3000 examination centres across the State. Thus, the petitioner urged for the examination to be cancelled and advocated for results to be declared on the basis of internal assessment.On May 27 the Karnataka High Court had given a go ahead to the decision of the State to conduct examinations from June 25, and opined that adequate measures must be in place to ensure the safety of students appearing for the same. It was satisfied with the government notified guidelines and SOP to that effect.Challenging this, the petitioner claimed that the “Court on the one hand held that it is the duty of the Respondents to ensure that the children who are going to appear for the Class 10 SSLC Board examination are not exposed to any danger, it failed to appreciate that by allowing the examinations to go on and asking children to appear for the exams, it would amount to directly exposing them to danger and risk to their health and lives and would amount to a violation of Article 21 which guarantees the right to life and health.”The High Court had reasoned that there ought to be minimum interference of Courts in academic issues while declining to entertain the plea. Challenging this ground for rejection, the petitioner argued that the matter was one of violation of fundamental rights of minors, whose lives are being risked through the decision. This, it was urged, warranted the Court’s intervention.”High Court erred in reaching a conclusion that a writ court should be slow to interfere in academic matters, and failing to consider that the Respondent State government had taken the decision to hold the Class 10 board exams which would pose the biggest risk to the lives and health of more than 8.48 lakhs children due to the high risk of COVID-19 infections. The interference of constitutional courts in academic matters is warranted in the face of a violation of the constitutional rights of minor students who would be made to travel in impossible conditions, and participate in the Board exams with hundreds of people at a single centre and no facilities of testing for COVID-19. Even when students show symptoms of the illness, they would be made to write the exams in a separate room, and such guidelines would be a clear violation of the right to life and health of students which would warrant interference in academic matters.”However the Apex Court upheld the Karnataka High Court’s stand of being slow in interfering with academic matters. While dismissing the plea, it was observed that a constitutional court must try not to interfere in academic matters.The other contention brought forth by the petitioner was regarding the Government’s decision to grant migrant children and those living in containment zones the option of appearing for Board examinations after a period of two months. This, it was argued, would render the examinations from June 25 as infructuous. The High Court, added the petitioner, had failed to consider that others would also not be mentally prepared to take these examinations.”The Court failed to appreciate that the action of the Respondent State Government to give the option of doing the Board exams after two months to migrant children who cannot return to Karnataka for the exams and to children in containment zones, makes the entire process of conducting the Board exams on June 25th infructuous and redundant as it would lead to a majority of students who may not be migrant or not living in containment zones to also take that option, as they may not be mentally prepared to give the exams due to the lockdown and health pandemic”, it was submitted.The Court noted that there is the option of appearing on a later date. This, the Top Court was of the view, would allow examinations to be conducted after two months, if it was not possible for students to appear from June 25, on account of the petitioner’s concerns.Next Storylast_img read more