National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) 2016 Annual Report

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first_imgNational Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. National Media Group Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 of the best UK shares I’d buy now for the new bull market

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy now for the new bull market “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I reckon the best UK shares today have proved the resilience of their underlying businesses in the coronavirus crisis. Indeed, some firms and sectors have been devastated by the pandemic while others have traded well through it. And those survivors could do well in the next bull market when it arrives.So, I’d be keen to buy the shares of strong businesses while their prices remain depressed. And I’m keen on two companies operating in the defensive drinks sector right now.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…Why I reckon these are some of the best UK sharesSoft drinks supplier AG Barr (LSE: BAG) saw its business affected by the lockdowns in the spring. But the interim results report released in September shows the firm coped well with the challenges caused by the crisis. Indeed, the company kept trading and worked hard to reduce its costs and conserve cash. The directors stopped all discretionary capital spending and halted shareholder dividends.Revenue and earnings slipped a bit in the six-month period to 25 July. But the company’s cash performance was robust. Net cash from operating activities rose by more than 100% year-on-year and net cash on the balance sheet shot up to more than £30m compared to just under £5m the prior year.Although sales via the hospitality sector declined, at-home channels did well in the period. And I reckon the firm’s brands such as IRN-BRU, Rubicon and Funkin have proved their resilience and will continue to serve this defensive business well. Meanwhile, with the share price near 472p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 20. And City analysts expect earnings to rebound by a high single-digit percentage in the trading year to January 2022.The stock is still around 20% below its pre-coronavirus level in February. But AG Barr is a coronavirus survivor, and as we enter the next bull market, I reckon the business and the shares will thrive.Trading ahead of expectationsBut AG Barr isn’t the only share I’d buy in the defensive soft drinks sector. I’d also be keen to own shares in Britvic (LSE: BVIC). The company has traded well through the crisis and updated the market on 20 October.Sales  through the peak summer period were “better than expected”. The directors explained in the update that trading benefited from the limited reopening of the UK hospitality sector since early July. There was also “strong” trading in the at-home channel across the company’s markets. Like AG Barr, Britvic performed well with cash. The directors expect the year-end adjusted net debt balance to be around £40m to £50m lower than last year. Looking ahead, the directors acknowledge the economic outlook for 2021 remains uncertain. However, the company is “confident” about its long-term prospects and plans to “rebuild” investment in 2021 to support growth. The directors reckon Britvic is “well-positioned” to recover, supported by its brands such as Drench, Robinsons and J2O. Meanwhile, with the share price near 799p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 15. And City analysts expect earnings to rebound by almost 30% during the current trading year to September 2021. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr and Britvic. 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. Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 25th October, 2020 | More on: BAG BVIC last_img read more

The Top 5 Intercepts of all time

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first_imgThursday Mar 14, 2013 The Top 5 Intercepts of all time In the last few weeks we’ve been treated to a few classic Top 5’s from the crew at Rugby HQ in Australia, and here’s another. This time it’s their choice of the best interceptions, all having taken place in the southern hemisphere.This category is wide open as there have been so many great, and memorable, intercepts in world rugby over the years, so it’s no doubt challenging to come up with just five.So what Sean Maloney and the guys have done is stick to the southern hemisphere, and gone with five of their favourites from the last fifteen years, all for different reasons.At the top we’ve got a shocker from All Black legend Mils Muliaina, as he gifted a try to Chiefs speedster Sosene Anesi in 2005. Then we’ve got flyer Lwazi Mvovo with his version of an intercept, before we go all the way back to 2001 and Joe Roff against the Lions.At number two it’s the legendary, and youthful looking Stirling Mortlock against the All Blacks in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, setting them up for that classic final against England.Number one goes to a very good sport who was good enough to have a chat about it, and will also be remembered for another classic moment that has been featured here before. Enjoy.Which other memorable or significant intercepts would you add to the list?Time: 3:04Credit: foxsportsauADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it , Top 5 compilations 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

VillAnn / Wingardh

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8941/villann-wingardh Clipboard Projects “COPY” VillAnn / Wingardh VillAnn / WingardhSave this projectSaveVillAnn / Wingardh CopyHouses•Särö, Sweden Sweden Photographs:  James SilvermanConstruction:Paul PalmqvistLandscape:NOD, Natur Orienterad DesignInterior Wood:Tranekaer-Teknik, DenmarkClient:PrivateArchitects:Wingårdh ArkitektkontorArchitects In Charge:Gert Wingårdh, Joakim Lyth, Danuta Nielsen, Karin WingårdhPhotographs:James SilvermanCity:SäröCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. I’ve been wanting to design this house for a long time. The obvious design, with a series of rooms arranged along a line. My client wanted to be sure that it was possible to construct a good house on the site before he went ahead and bought it. This meant that time was critical one autumn day in 2003. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewThe first design is very close to the real thing. The house’s bulk extends over the whole of the permitted building width and has been placed as far back on the site as possible. A long, narrow pool has been built at the end of the site closest to the sea. The house thrusts into the slope in sections, while the pool is lifted and framed by two concrete walls. Villa Ann has an extremely simple plan. It has three rooms and a kitchen. These consist of a living room on the ground floor and two separate bedrooms upstairs. All generously proportioned. Save this picture!© James SilvermanVillAnn is extremely oriented towards the sea in the west. All that separates the outside from the inside is a whole, thin glass membrane. (Well, comparatively thin – it consists of a 10 mm outer tempered glass pane that didn’t even shake when hurricane Gudrun struck.) The house is made of concrete that has been cast on site. Thick sections made it possible to vibrate the concrete between the reinforcement bars to the smooth form plywood. The contrast is maximal – thick and thin, closed and open, man-made and natural. Save this picture!© James SilvermanBrushed and lightly white-glazed Douglas fir dominates the floors, joinery and tables inside the house. The floor boards are 30 centimetres wide and as much as 14 metres long. The pool has been cast in black concrete and the water runs over the edge on the western side. A steel frame with a fabric covering stands above a long, concrete table on the greying wooden decking, providing welcome shade. Save this picture!© James SilvermanThe grounds in front of the house facing the sea have been designed by NOD. Zig-zagging steel girders define the outline of the parterre, which is suggestive of exaggerated waves of sand. There are different biotopes on each side. The parterre screens the inside of the house from the public road, which, via an easement, rather unfortunately separates the house from the sea.Project gallerySee allShow lessRio de Janeiro Residence / TAMABISelected ProjectsGardiner Museum Renewal / KPMB ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!© James Silverman+ 8 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8941/villann-wingardh Clipboard Architects: Wingardh Area Area of this architecture project Area:  346 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Houses 2005 “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeWingardhOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSäröSwedenPublished on December 13, 2008Cite: “VillAnn / Wingardh” 13 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?VillAnn / Wingardh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 streamlast_img read more

L’Arche’s founder wins £1.1m Templeton Prize

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Funding 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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis L’Arche’s founder wins £1.1m Templeton Prize Howard Lake | 12 March 2015 | News French Canadian Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize.Valued at £1.1 million, the Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual and honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.The Prize will be awarded on 18th May at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.last_img read more

Only 9% of fundraisers are BAME, IoF report shows

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first_img Nine percent of fundraisers are BAME while just 3% have a disability, according to a new report released today from the Institute of Fundraising.“Who’s Not in the Room” reports on the data of almost 7,000 fundraisers, and aims to give a snapshot of diversity across the fundraising profession.The IoF‘s research, based on survey data provided by over 400 fundraising charities of different sizes, explores the make-up of fundraising teams, and the organisational practices that might be holding fundraisers back or succeeding in reducing the barriers.It shows that 9% of fundraisers belong to a Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) group and 91% are white: a figure that is lower than the government estimate that 13% of the UK population are BAME. This varies depending on locality: for charities based in London, 11% of their fundraisers were from an ethnic minority background, although this compares to a 40.2% total BAME population in London. The West Midlands and the North West have the highest proportions of BAME fundraisers, at 13% and 12% respectively. The South West and Scotland scored just 2%. The survey also found that just 3% of the fundraisers questioned had told their organisations that they had a disability. The report compares this figure of 3% with the 2012 UK Civil Society Almanac, which found that 18% of the charity sector workforce had a disability, compared to 14% in the private sector, suggesting, it says, that people who consider themselves to have a disability may be significantly under-represented within the fundraising profession compared to the wider charity sector and UK workforce.In addition: 4% of fundraisers identify as LBGT+76% of fundraisers are femaleHowever, on average in total men earn 10.8% more than womenThe majority of fundraisers are aged 25-39 (57%) while 24% are 40-54, and just 9% are 55-69Looking at organisational practices, the survey found that: 60% of charities have EDI as a stated value, priority or strategic objective 70% have an EDI policy in place 35% require staff to do EDI training39% have someone responsible for EDI 13% of charities had targets in placeThe survey also found that 21% of charities included socio-economic background in EDI, while 97% offer part-time or flexible working.However, almost a fifth (19%) of the charities that responded to the survey had none of these policies in place, and no single charity did them all.  The survey also looks at how charities recruit their fundraising teams, and whether those with EDI policies take more positive action.As one of the early commitments in the IoF’s Manifesto for Change, the findings will underpin its long-term EDI strategy by establishing a baseline against which it can track progress, better understand the barriers that exist in the profession, and work out what the IoF, and its members, can do to work towards a more equal, inclusive and diverse fundraising community.Sufina Ahmed, Chair of the IoF’s Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 5 June 2019 | News Tagged with: diversity Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21  483 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21center_img “To have in one place equality, diversity and inclusion data on 6,912 fundraisers from across the UK is an incredible achievement. It gives us much needed clarity on the make-up of the fundraising profession, which will help us better target the work of the Change Collective – our movement to ensure the fundraising profession is more equal, diverse and inclusive and a profession where everyone is the right fit.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the IoF added:“The report shines a strong light on the current under-representation of BAME and disabled fundraisers in the profession, as well as on the fact that although women comprise over 75% of the fundraising workforce, this is not reflected proportionately at the most senior levels. “It also shows that although many charities are beginning to address equality, diversity and inclusion as an issue, many are still unable to report accurately on the make-up of their teams, over 30% do not have an EDI policy in place at all and 21% still have unpaid interns. “The report also gives us as the Institute, and the fundraising community more widely, a clear view of the opportunity to bring a much wider diversity of talent into the profession, to help us inspire even more supporters to give to causes they care about.”  482 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. 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Pasadena Police Take Part in Statewide ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

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first_imgPublic Safety Pasadena Police Take Part in Statewide ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 2:48 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe “Click It or Ticket” logo from CHPPasadena police officers will be scouring the streets for seat belt and child safety seat violations this month as their department joins in the statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign, officials said.The extra enforcement period in Pasadena will begin Monday and continue through Nov. 29, Pasadena police said in a written statement.“While the seat belt use rate in California was 96 percent last year, there has been a noted drop in seat belt use by back seat passengers,” according to the statement. A recent report found only 76 percent of rear passengers buckle up.“Wearing a seat belt is your best defense on the road,” Cmdr. Mark Goodman said. “It only takes a few seconds and helps keep you and your family safe.”Federal statistics show seat belts helped save nearly 15,000 lives in 2017, police added.Funding for the campaign is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

OCC Recaps Proposals for Regulatory Relief

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first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Depository Institutions EGRPRA Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Regulatory Relief The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 8, 2016 1,524 Views OCC Recaps Proposals for Regulatory Relief Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Primary Residential Mortgage Expands Footprint in Utah Next: Court Finds in Favor of MERS The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) advanced three legislative proposals in 2015 in order to provide regulatory relief for insured depository institutions, according to the OCC’s 2015 Annual Report titled “Safe, Sound, Fair” released on Monday.The OCC and several other government agencies reviewed their regulations in 2015 as required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Act (EGRPRA) of 1996 in order to identify outdated or burdensome regulations for depository institutions.“If it is clear that a regulation is unduly burdensome, and if we have the authority to make changes to eliminate that burden,” Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said. “We will act.” Curry promised to “work with Congress to remove unnecessary burdens” when such changes require legislative action.The first legislative proposal would modify a law that would give federal savings associations authority to diversify their portfolios without changing their charters or supervisors, which is a modification of a law that requires savings associations to devote a fixed portion of their balance sheets to certain types of assets.The second legislative proposal extends the examination cycle for community banks. Currently, banks with more than $500 million in total assets must be examined at least once every 12 months. For banks with fewer assets, institutions designated as “well capitalized, and institutions with high supervisory ratings, the period is once every 18 months. The OCC proposed that Congress raise the asset threshold from $500 million to $750 million for the extended exam cycle in order to qualify more well-managed banks for the extended exam cycle.For the third legislative proposal, the OCC recommended that Congress exempt community banks from the Volcker rule, which is the provision of the Dodd-Frank act that prohibits banks from engaging in speculative investments for their own benefit. The OCC proposed that banks with less than $10 billion in assets (and typically do not engage in the complex trading covered by the Volcker rule) should be exempted from the Volcker rule, provided that the institution is not controlled by an institution with more than $10 billion in assets.The OCC “does not believe [community banks] should have to commit resources to determine if any compliance obligations under the rule would apply,” given “the nominal risk that [community] institutions could pose to the financial system,” according to Toney Bland, Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision.The OCC, the Fed, the FDIC, and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council are required to review regulations every 10 years under the EGRPRA in order to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements for depository institutions. The agencies divided the regulations into 12 categories and published four groups of three in the Federal Register asking for comment, then held six EGRPRA outreach meetings in Los Angeles, Boston, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago, and Arlington, Virginia, in a one-year period from December 2014 to December 2015.Click here to view the OCC’s complete 2015 Annual Report. Home / Daily Dose / OCC Recaps Proposals for Regulatory Relief The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Depository Institutions EGRPRA Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Regulatory Relief 2016-02-08 Brian Honea  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

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first_img(Image courtesy National Weather Service) The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 8:23 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters project a level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Predicted heavy rain could increase the effects of flooding, particularly if it coincides with high tide in the morning. Strong southeast winds could gust as high as 35 mph.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img read more

Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting Ireland

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first_img UK-issued Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) UK driving licence UK biometric residence permit Northern Ireland voter’s card or medical card 2 documents showing your UK address (for example bank statement or utility bill) issued within 3 months Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel adviceSee the latest health advice for UK travellers following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).Sign up for Ireland travel advice email alerts. This information is about visiting Ireland. There’s different guidance for healthcare if you’re going to live, study or work in Ireland. If you’re ordinarily resident in the UK, you can get ‘necessary healthcare’ from state healthcare services in Ireland during your visit.‘Necessary healthcare’ means healthcare which becomes medically necessary during your stay, and you cannot reasonably wait until you’re back in the UK to get it.This includes medically necessary treatment for a pre-existing or chronic condition. Some treatments will need to be pre-arranged with the relevant healthcare provider in Ireland, for example kidney dialysis or chemotherapy.It does not include treatment that you travel to Ireland specifically to receive.This is not a replacement for travel insurance. Take out travel insurance before your trip.Not all state healthcare is free in Ireland and you may have to pay for services that you’d get for free on the NHS.How to get healthcare in IrelandWhen you use a health service, show one of the following alongside photo ID: If you do not have valid documentationIf you need treatment and you do not have valid documentation, you can apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC). This proves you’re entitled to healthcare in Ireland.Call the Overseas Healthcare Services to apply for a PRC. This is part of the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA). NHS Overseas Healthcare Services Telephone +44 (0)191 218 1999Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm If you are unable to get a PRC, for example because you’re accessing healthcare outside of business hours, you’ll need to pay in full for treatment. You can then apply to the NHS Business Services Authority for reimbursement if your treatment meets the criteria for ‘necessary healthcare’.What you’re entitled toIf you’re ordinarily resident in the UK, you can access medically necessary state health services on the same basis as an Irish resident. You may still need to pay a fee for some services, just like an Irish resident.You will not have to pay for hospital care including A&E or inpatient treatment.You’ll need to pay in full for private healthcare.Travelling with a health conditionBuy travel insurance with healthcare cover for your condition.Read the Money and Pensions Advice Service guidance for buying travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.If your condition means that you’ll need treatment while you’re in Ireland, you may need to pre-arrange it. For example, if you need dialysis or oxygen treatment. Speak to your doctor in the UK for advice before you travel.Getting prescriptionsYou can use a UK prescription to get medicines from pharmacies in Ireland.You will have to pay in full for any prescription medicine.Bringing medicine with youYou need a letter to prove your medicine is prescribed to you if it contains a ‘controlled drug’. You may need to show this at the border when you’re entering or leaving the UK.You may also need a licence for controlled drugs if: your trip is longer than 3 months you’re travelling with more than 3 months’ supply Read more about travelling with controlled medicines.Travelling to have planned treatmentIf you want to have planned treatment in Ireland, you can apply for NHS funding. For example, if you’re going abroad to give birth.Read the NHS guide to seeking medical treatment abroad for more information on planned treatment.last_img read more