NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2019 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.
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Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Development programmes for business leaders can take up too much time andmoney. One solution is a day out with the DTI’s Best Practice exchange schemeInside UK Enterprise. We followed one such factory tour to measure its worthInside UK Enterprise (IUKE) run by the DTI aims to increase the productivityand profitability of companies by enabling businesses to learn best practicetechniques and methods from other exemplar organisations. The IUKE initiative offers a programme of one-day visits to companiescommitted to improving their performance through best practice.It recruits host companies with a record of excellence in a wide range ofbusiness areas – from customer satisfaction to manufacturing assembly and wastemanagement to strategy implementation. Many of these companies have received external accreditation and recognitionthrough various UK and European awards such as Investors in People, BestFactory and Service Excellence.All visits are unique and are geared to the strengths of the host companiesand the issues visiting companies wish to cover.Four Square, the drinks division of Mars Incorporated, had 14 visitors fromaround the country in September. The company is a market leader in integrateddrinks systems, set up in 1955 to provide refreshments in the workplace. Itoffers a full service – supply and maintenance of machines as well as deliveryof packaged drinks.Every member of staff is an associate of the company, which operates as asingle-status organisation. Staff benefit from a high degree of individualresponsibility, minimal bureaucracy, an informal working environment and, mostimportantly, an emphasis on team working.The visitTraining co-ordinator Dave Eddie organised the event for Four Square and haslong been enthusiastic about the concept. “I first heard of the IUKEprogramme through a past training manager here and have since been on sixvisits to various companies,” he says. “I got something new out of every visit – some great ideas from MatraBAe and a very impressive visit to Powergen, for example.”The day began at the Four Square factory in Basingstoke with all visitorseagerly sampling the company’s products. A diverse range of organisations wererepresented, including Oxfordshire Fire Service, Whitecroft Lighting,Wolstenholme Machine Knives, Bass Brewers, Heyco, Lynx Printing Technologiesand Ocular Science.AttentionVisitor numbers are limited to 15 maximum on any visit in the programme toensure plenty of attention from the hosts. In this case, four staff werededicated to the day with others providing further input on the shopfloor.Development manager Iain James opened proceedings with an introduction andcompany overview. This included the Mars operating style and five principles:quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom.The company motto, “Great people winning through inspiringproducts”, was introduced by the hosts, who went on to explain in detailthe methods used in staff development – training, the appraisal process andcross-functional moves, which allow associates to move into new areas withinthe company.Supplier development manager Steve Holt gave an comprehensive insight intohow Four Square has worked with and acted as consultants to suppliers to bringdown costs and lead-in times, while at the same time increasing flexibility,quality and productivity. The visitors were impressed by the development of a supplier action team setup to spread the word and reach core objectives. This, Holt explained, was aprocess to sustain a mutual, long-term relationship with their carefullyselected suppliers. He cited considerable success with continuous, year-on-yeargrowth. Lead times have been drastically reduced, Kanban supply methods havebeen implemented, supplier “pull” systems are in place and measuresand targets have been agreed with suppliers.Continuous improvement using the Kaizen method has been key to the successof Four Square. Development manager James detailed how the Lean Journey – fromresearch into the way companies such as Polaroid and Xerox put the methods intopractice, to the changes implemented and successes enjoyed by Four Square –reduced manufacturing costs, productivity improvements, reduced stock levelsand more flexibility in-plant.A tour of the machine plant and the drinks packaging lines was given byassociates directly involved in the process. Visitors followed the productionlines to see for themselves how the five principles they had heard aboutearlier were put into practice.After the tours and lunch, the host’s quality manager, Tim Henry detailedthe strict customer satisfaction procedures employed by Four Square, then thevisit ended with a question and answer session.Sharing experiencesThe hosts were open about the challenges they had faced and mistakes theyhad made along the way, but were proud of what they had achieved and wanted toshare their experiences with others.Eddie believes the hosts get just as much out of the IUKE programme as thevisitors. “As hosts, not only do we in turn pass on our knowledge, but wealso acquire best practice from discussions with our visitors. “I think there are lots of good ideas out there just waiting to betapped and this exchange programme enables us all to share this knowledge andexperience. We may think we know best, but we don’t always.”Other Four Square associates are booked on to further visits as part of thecompany’s continuous development programme.A recent survey identified that 80 per cent of visitors leave an IUKEone-day visit with an idea or insight they can apply to increase theperformance and profitability of their business. And on this occasion the general consensus was that the IUKE visit was ahuge success. No visitor left without having learned something from the hoststhat could be used in their own business. The visit contained a good mix of theoryand practice and, most importantly, allowed everyone to see the obstacles andchallenges to be met in any major change to operating methods and how toovercome them.Valuable visitsAll the visitors said this was a valuable programme because it uses exemplarcompanies to pass on their experiences. Everyone felt it was unbelievable valuefor money – where else could you get almost one-to-one mentoring for £95 forthe day?Visitors’ comments”It gave me a real insight into how a progressive company runs itsbusiness. I can draw comparisons on what they do and translate them to ourgroup. I will particularly take with me the way people are left to get on withthings without interference, the individual ownership of tasks and the waynoticeboards are used to such good effect. I will be putting the customersatisfaction surveys into practice as soon as I get back.” Malcolm Ryman, manufacturing director, Linx Printing Technologies, Huntingdon”I’ve been on other best practice courses, but this format is muchbetter – more shopfloor-based. You can actually see what’s going on.”Bass Brewers (Alton) general manager Gordon Stirton”It’s been excellent, very professional, and shows all levels of thecompany right down to the shop floor.”Whitecroft Lighting (Manchester) cell manager Mark WallOn test – Inside UK Enterprise Best Practice Programme. Designed anddelivered by: The DTI and run on its behalf by Status Meetings, Festival Hall,Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JW. Tel: 01730 235015 E-mail: [email protected] site: www.iuke.co.uk Spirit of enterpriseOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ How much are you paying for cable? If you are like the rest of the country it may be more than all your other utilities combined.Research from decisiondata.org found that the average American is now spending around $217 a month for their cable package. That generally contains some combination of TV, internet, and phone service. That number was higher than the national average of all utilities combined, which was about $205.The website does offer advice for consumers looking for relief. They suggest you contact your provider and see what specials they may be offering, purchase your own equipment to avoid rental fees, or simply shop around for better deals.They say costs are likely to continue to rise annually for the foreseeable future. You can read the full report here. Twitter By Carl Stutsman – March 11, 2020 0 257 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Facebook Report: Cable bills now higher than all utilities, combined Previous article2 coronavirus infections reported in Michigan, governor saysNext articleGoshen Mayor preparing for coronavirus Carl Stutsman
Moreau Art Galleries is featuring Saint Mary’s alum Kristin Stransky alongside Marilyn Minter, an artist recently featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Though the two exhibits, which opened Friday, Aug. 30 are wildly different in medium, their themes overlap. Tiffany Bidler, assistant professor of art and director of the galleries, said her aim is to provide students with professional and educational pieces that are challenging and innovative in both content and media. “My first consideration is whether or not I feel the work will inspire students,” Bidler said. Secondly, she seeks works that engage the various missions of the college. “We educate women at Saint Mary’s College and so I try to bring in the work of women artists whose work touches on issues of gender,” she said. The Galleries’ director believes the Stransky and Minter’s exhibits, located in the Sister Rosaire and the Hammes Gallery, respectively accomplish that mission. “The Marilyn Minter exhibition that I curated considers makeup’s materiality and its role in gendered performances that elicit desire and construct femininity,” Bidler said. “My favorite work by Stransky is “Landing Strip.” It’s a brilliant piece about sexuality and boundaries.” Technology plays an integral role in both the conception and process of Stransky’s pieces, Stransky said. “Ultimately, I saw art as a vehicle to explore both ideas and creation, both intellectual and hands on,” she said. The Little Theater and Sister Rosaire galleries also previously featured Kristen Stransky’s pieces. The Saint Mary’s alumna is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver. “Coding and other technical formats often require adherence to strict processes and syntax to create a working unit, and I like to think that I bend those rules through meaning and the application of technology to craft and sculptural mediums,” Stransky said. Bidler, an art historian, said she likes to spend time comparing works of art, especially in her classes. “Marilyn Minter is an internationally renowned contemporary artist. I first saw Green, Pink, Caviar while it was on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The video is very sensuous, colorful, and hypnotic – it draws you in,” Bidler said of Minter’s piece. Bidler said she loves the hypnotic quality of the Minter video, which sucks the viewer into a world of color and pleasure. “I love that the context Minter provides about the photograph of her mother is at odds with some of the assumptions we might make about her mother based on a cursory glance at the photograph. I enjoy having my assumptions challenged by other artists,” she said. Bidler said the exhibition is a comparison of early work by Marilyn Minter and a late work by Marilyn Minter, at a basic level. “It seeks to draw out themes that persist over time in her work,” she said. As for the connection between Stransky and Minter, Bidler encourages students to make their own conclusions. “I have some ideas about the thematic ties between the Kristin Stransky and Marilyn Minter exhibitions, but I’d love for viewers to come in and make these connections for themselves,” Bidler said. Moreau Center for the Arts will feature the free exhibits until Sept. 20.