SBM Holdings Ltd ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ABC Banking Coporation Ltd ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgABC Banking Coporation Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ABC Banking Coporation Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Banking Coporation Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileABC Banking Corporation Limited is a financial institution that specialises in the provision of banking services for individuals as well as corporate institutions. The company’s offered services include, covers deposits, lending and cards, leasing as well as trade finance and treasury products, catering for both the local and international markets. ABC Banking Corporation Limited operates in three man pillars which are; domestic banking, international banking and treasury operations. ABC Banking Corporation Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The Mode share price is rising. Should I buy now?

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Mode Global. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address The Mode (LSE:MODE) share price has been quite volatile since its IPO a few months ago, reaching as high as 75p from its issue price of 50p. Today it’s closer to 56p but still moving in an upward direction.What does this business do? Can the Mode share price climb even higher over the long-term? And should I consider adding it to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.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…A new payments solutionMode is a fintech company. It has developed a new mobile payment app that enables users to instantly manage and accept payments while receiving small rewards for doing so. What’s more, these transactions don’t always have to be in traditional currencies. Cryptocurrency-based payments can also be completed in a similar fashion. While Covid-19 has been a devastating event for many individuals worldwide, Mode indirectly benefits from the changes in consumer habits. According to the Bank of England, the use of cash throughout 2020 plummeted to record low levels. This could be due to fears of the virus being easily transmitted via banknotes and coins, or just the convenience of non-cash payments. Card and other digital contactless payments have become exceptionally popular in the UK today.Needless to say, this creates quite a favourable environment for Mode as well as its share price. And as an investor who owns quite a few fintech stocks in my portfolio, this company does sound interesting.Risks to considerAs exciting as a new payments processing platform is, there are quite a few risks to consider. The primary one is that there are already multiple existing payment platforms available that work in a similar fashion to Mode’s. However, a key differentiator is its loyalty feature that will launch in Q2 2021, where users are rewarded with Bitcoin over time. Whether this will be sufficient to attract and retain new users has yet to be seen.What’s more, Mode appears to be exceptionally early in its business cycle. In the first six months of 2020, it generated a grand total of £29,000 in revenue. Hardly a groundbreaking figure. And due to expenses, the overall loss for the same period was £1.87m. Being unprofitable in the early days is not uncommon. But with limited cash on the balance sheet and some pretty hefty costs to cover, the firm will likely have to raise additional funding in the future, either through debt, share offers, or a mixture of both. Regardless, this will undoubtedly have an impact on the Mode share price.The Mode Share price: time to buy?Payment processors make money by charging small transaction fees. And so, by processing large payment volumes, these companies gain a consistent stream of cash flow. That’s why Mode sounds like an exciting business to me.However, its platform remains unproven in my eyes. While it’s good to see revenue begin to materialise, it’s nowhere near high enough to justify the £50m market capitalisation. Therefore, I won’t be adding Mode to my portfolio at its current share price. The Mode share price is rising. Should I buy now? 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: MODE Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! But I did find another small-cap that looks just as promising with a much lower level of risk… See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Fran Cotton

first_imgCotton captained England three times and even led them in the World Cup Sevens in 1973 – extraordinary for a prop.His playing career ended with a leg injury in 1981 and six years later he set up the Cotton Traders clothing company with team-mate Steve Smith. Brain and brawn combined to make Fran Cotton an all-time great. The son of a good rugby league player, young Fran took up union at grammar school, was capped by England while studying PE and maths at Loughborough University, and has become a successful businessman and rugby administrator later in life.His 6ft 2in frame helped him become an outstanding prop who could play on either side of the scrum. He had a hard edge, and after he punched his fellow Lion and tighthead rival Sandy Carmichael at public training on the 1974 tour to South Africa, he earned the Test spot and played a key role alongside Bobby Windsor and Ian McLaughlan for the unbeaten tourists.Windsor said: “Frannie was massive on that 1974 Lions tour, like a great English oak.”In fact, the man from Wigan never lost a match in South Africa, playing there with England in 1972 and returning with the Lions in 1980, when he headed home after four appearances due to a heart condition.Cotton’s versatility meant he played loosehead in England’s Grand Slam-winning team in 1980 and on the 1977 Lions tour to New Zealand, when he was part of a pack so dominant that the All Blacks resorted to three-man scrums in a bid to get the ball straight out. During that trip photographer Colin Elsey snapped the iconic ‘mud man’ picture of Cotton, his face caked in mud, his eyes gleaming through. Cotton was banned for a decade by the RFU for earning money from writing a book, but was welcomed back to union in time to become manager of the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. His success as a Lions player, his understanding of the Springbok mentality and his management expertise and attention to detail meant he played a key role as the Lions upset the odds and beat the Springboks. No doubt the South Africans respect Cotton, but they must also be sick of the sight of him!For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Major teams: Coventry, SaleCountry: England
Test span: 1971-81England caps: 31 (31 starts)Lions caps: 7Test points: 4 (1T)center_img TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

SWhouse_Office and house in Nha Trang / Chon.a

first_img SWhouse_Office and house in Nha Trang / Chon.a Photographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses SWhouse_Office and house in Nha Trang / Chon.aSave this projectSaveSWhouse_Office and house in Nha Trang / Chon.a Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Chon.a Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesSWhouse is the most apparent witness to our profession’s perspective_carries humans to the peace by traditional elements in the ambience of a building.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!Section 1-1A building used to live, and incorporate  to used like a office- a common form in urban of Viet Nam. We don’t talk about this location, the owner demand , character or concepts, materials or process, construction engineering… We just only want to talk about the feeling of peoples living, feeling a peace with the nature inside their soul and in this building.Save this picture!© Quang TranElements in  traditional architecture such as the light, trees, wind or water surface…especially is “mái hiên nhà”- a space between indoor and out door, a space connect between humans and nature. It is used interwoven in every space of the modern tube house. Along with the cut scene, devide dark and bright space according to the visual perception of each age .Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Second floor planThe proplem of microclimate in this house becomes simpler when humans and nature to harmonize and share together. People feel complete of sound, color, tactile, visual and sometimes even taste. The taste of peace in the heart of the urban.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!© Quang TranWith that spirits, we don’t deliberately to create a different elevation, we trying to blend in with the rhythm of the street by setback, elevations, forms, materials and trees in a contemporary context.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice for Stark Games / Studio11Selected ProjectsWhite Digger / Tomas Ghisellini ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Lumion, INAX, Toto, Acor Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 51Curated by María Francisca González Share 2017 CopyHouses, Offices Interiors, Interior Design•Nha Trang, Vietnam Year:  Lead Architects: Nguyen Cong Toan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChon.aOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignOffices InteriorsInterior DesignNha TrangVietnamPublished on November 02, 2018Cite: “SWhouse_Office and house in Nha Trang / Chon.a ” 02 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?管式住宅,实现商住并用 / Chon.a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

30 years ago: U.S. imperialism provoked war with Iraq

first_imgPublished Jan. 15 in Il Manifesto. Translation: John Catalinotto.                                       At 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1991 (Gulf time), U.S. helicopters penetrated Iraqi territory, destroying two radar stations with Hellfire missiles. Immediately afterwards, Tomahawk cruise missiles and F-117A stealth fighters struck other nerve centers, blinding the air defenses of the capital. CNN broadcasted to the whole world the images of the Baghdad sky illuminated by antiaircraft tracers firing blindly, a “spectacle” that the reporter compared to the festive fireworks of the 4th of July.Thus began what the Pentagon described as the most destructive military action ever carried out in such a short time with nonnuclear weapons, a model for future wars.Highway of Death. U.S. bombs retreating Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, 1991.Paradoxically, war broke out at the moment when “peace broke out” (according to the slogan of the time). After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union itself were about to dissolve. “The Cold War is over, we have entered a new era that offers great hope,” President George H.W. Bush announced, but “the Gulf crisis reminds us that there are still autonomous sources of turbulence in the world.”In fact, the “turbulence” was triggered by Washington to take full advantage of the fact that, with the breakup of the Soviet bloc, the United States, as it officially declares, remained “the only state with truly global strength, reach and influence in every dimension — political, economic and military: There is no substitute for  [U.S.] American leadership.”After having supported Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the 1980s in the war against Khomeini’s Iran, the U.S. pushes Kuwait, which has helped Iraq to fight Iran, to demand from Baghdad the immediate repayment of a loan of tens of billions of dollars and to exploit beyond measure, damaging Iraq, the oil field that extends under both national territories.U.S. springs trap on IraqWhile the tension between Kuwait and Iraq grows, on July 25, 1990, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, April Glaspie, assures Saddam Hussein that she has direct instructions from President Bush to “seek better relations with Iraq” and that “we have no opinion about your border dispute with Kuwait.”A week later, in a colossal error of political calculation, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Later, Iraq proposed its withdrawal in exchange for certain concessions, including access to the Gulf [which was] denied to it when Britain had redrawn the map of the Middle East in the 1920s.The trap was sprung. The United States — which had been preparing the war for some time, observing with military satellites the deployment of Iraqi forces and identifying the targets to be hit — formed an international coalition that sent a large army of 750,000 troops to the Gulf under the command of the U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf.In November 1990, the Security Council of the U.N. approved — with 12 votes in favor (including the USSR), 2 against (Cuba and Yemen) and the abstention of China — Resolution 678, which authorized the use of “all necessary means” against Iraq.The Gulf War was the first war in which the Italian Republic participated under U.S. command, violating Article 11 of the Constitution. NATO, although not participating officially as such, provided its forces and bases.Immediately after the war, NATO launched, along the lines of the new U.S. strategy, the “new strategic concept of the Alliance,” which Italy copies with the “new model of defense.” It went from war to war, presenting them as “humanitarian operations for the export of democracy” — Yugoslavia 1999, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2011 and others.This was the war that President Bush declared in 1991 would open “a better future — a new world community united by the growing consensus that force cannot be used,” and that for this reason “the Gulf crisis will go down in history as the crucible of the new world order.”Witness the millions of dead, disabled, orphans and refugees caused by the Gulf War, plus the 1.5 million deaths, including half a million children, caused by the subsequent 12-year embargo on Iraq and the long-term effects of depleted uranium shells, plus the many more caused by the new war in 2003. The trail of death that began 30 years ago in the first post-Cold War war continues to spread.War by the numbersIn the war called “Desert Storm,” the U.S. and allied aviation carried out in 43 days, with 2,800 aircraft, over 110,000 sorties, dropping 250,000 bombs, including cluster bombs that released over 10 million submunitions.Some 700-to-800 tons of depleted uranium shells were used by air and ground forces, including 1 million 30mm shells, fired from aircraft and helicopters, and 14,000 120mm shells, fired from tanks. Thousands of depleted-uranium warheads were also used, with which cruise missiles and rockets are equipped.British (36,000 troops) and French (15,600) forces flank the U.S. forces. Saudi Arabia deployed 67,500 personnel; Egypt 35,600; Syria 20,800; the Emirates 14,000; Pakistan 10,000 (plus 2,000 Afghan mujahideen); Canada 2,200; Bangladesh 2,000; Italy 1,300; Morocco 1,200; Australia 600; Spain 500; Holland and Belgium 400 each; Greece 200. And Turkey, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Argentina, Honduras, Senegal and Niger also participated with military forces.It was an unprecedented deployment, from the Second World War onwards, composed of forces from all continents.Italy participated in the war with 12 Tornado fighter-bombers which carried out 226 sorties, dropping 566 bombs in missions decided and coordinated by the U.S. command. The U.S. base of Camp Darby supplies air and ground forces in the Gulf from Italy.The Pentagon, which supplied 70% of the 750 thousand men of the coalition, deployed to the war 75% of its tactical aircraft (1,950 out of 2,600); 42% of its most modern tanks (2,500 out of 6,000); 46% of its aircraft carriers (6 out of 13); 37% of its ground forces (280,000 out of 761,000); 46% percent of its marines (90,000 out of 195,300).The cost of the Gulf War in terms of military spending, destruction and economic losses amounted to trillions of dollars. The U.S. military expenditure alone for the second war on Iraq is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office as about 2 trillion dollars.* Dinucci contributes regularly to the Italian daily web newspaper, Il Manifesto, writing often on military matters. Workers World met him for the first time at the Iraq War Crimes Tribunal held in New York City in February 1992, presided over by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Dinucci represented the antiwar movement in Italy that participated in the condemnation of the crimes led by U.S. imperialism and its allies and client states, taking advantage of the collapse of the USSR. WWP members played key roles in the tribunal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ethanol Industry Looks to Farm Bill Conference Committee

first_img SHARE Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following statement after the House passed their version of the Farm Bill Thursday. “Now that the U.S. House has adopted its version of the Farm Bill, ACE will be working to encourage the House-Senate conference committee to finalize legislation that mirrors the Senate Bill.  The Senate version contains support for important Energy Title initiatives, particularly mandatory funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). These REAP funds provide vital cost-share assistance to help petroleum marketers make upgrades or install new equipment at retail stations, ensuring consumers have access to renewable and affordable fuels such as ethanol.  We are hopeful Congress enacts a multi-year, comprehensive farm bill that resembles the Senate legislation before the September 30th  deadline,” said Jennings. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Ethanol Industry Looks to Farm Bill Conference Committee Previous articleHouse Farm Bill Reaction, DividedNext articleSeed Consultants 7/12/2013 Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Home Energy Ethanol Industry Looks to Farm Bill Conference Committee By Gary Truitt – Jul 11, 2013 last_img read more

Frogs defeat DBU 9-3, push win streak to 13 games

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Branson Nelson Branson Nelson Twitter TAGSgame wonHF in title Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelson Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament + posts Branson Nelson Branson Nelson Linkedin Previous articleNISA invites Water Protectors to discuss DAPLNext articleTCU Beach Volleyball jumps to No. 13 after impressive weekend in Tallahassee Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Facebook Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Photo by Michael Clements ReddIt A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge printA 9-3 win on Tuesday night at Dallas Baptist, backed by a homer from sophomore Luken Baker and a solid start from senior Mitchell Traver, extended the Horned Frogs’ winning streak to 13 games.The win streak matches the school’s longest under head coach Jim Schlossnagle. The other one spanned from April 15 – May 9, 2014.After a three-game series sweep of Murray State that saw the Frogs score 37 runs, the TCU (27-5, 8-1) offense continued to roll with nine runs and six walks en route to a six-run win.The scoring got started for TCU in the top of the second inning, as Baker hit his team-leading seventh home run, putting the Frogs ahead for good. Baker’s homer moved his hitting streak to 13 games.Traver got the Tuesday night start for the second straight week after missing an extended period of time due to injury. Last week against UT-Arlington, Traver went two shutout innings to pick up his first win of 2017 and struck out four of the nine batters he faced.Traver moved to 2-0 with four scoreless innings against DBU. He recorded five strikeouts and gave up just one hit.The Frogs extended their slim one-run lead in the top of the fifth. Senior Nolan Brown led off the inning with his first of two doubles in the game. He then stole third and scored on a groundball by senior Elliott Barzilli. Senior Ryan Merrill singled on the next pitch and advanced on three wild pitches to plate TCU’s third run of the night.Freshman Trey Morris entered the game for the Frogs in the bottom of the fifth and preserved the 3-0 lead.Singles by senior Cam Warner and junior Evan Skoug helped TCU push across another run in the sixth, as a throwing error allowed Warner to score from second on a fielder’s choice.Morris came back out for the sixth in a four-run game, but surrendered two runs. A single, double, ground out and error on Merrill allowed DBU to cut the lead in half. Sophomore Sean Wymer came in to get the final out of the sixth, getting a strikeout with two runners in scoring position.TCU answered with two runs of its own in the top of the seventh behind three walks, an RBI ground out for Warner and a sacrifice fly by Skoug. Warner’s RBI extended his team-high number to 34, four better than Skoug’s 30.After DBU scratched a run across in the bottom of the seventh off of Wymer to make the score 6-3, TCU added three in the eighth to pull away from the Patriots. The Frogs picked up a run on a Barzilli single and two on a two-out, bases-loaded hit by junior Austen Wade.Sophomore Dalton Brown pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, and sophomore Durbin Feltman struck out two in a scoreless ninth.The Horned Frogs will now head to Morgantown, West Virginia to square off with the West Virginia Mountaineers (19-12, 6-3) in a three-game Big 12 Conference series. First pitch for game one is set for Friday at 5:30 CST. Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracketlast_img read more

Wild Atlantic Way holds key to Shannon and region’s future

first_imgKing John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games New Shannon Group property shortlisted in major national awards to select the Building of the Year 2021 Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp NewsWild Atlantic Way holds key to Shannon and region’s futureBy Staff Reporter – September 16, 2016 724 Twitter One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport center_img Previous article#video Windings – ‘You’re Dead’Next articleLimerick road users urged to support European Project Edward Staff Reporter Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Email The Wild Atlantic Way will be key to the growth of Shannon AirportMATTHEW Thomas, the newly installed chief executive of the Shannon Group says while there is no magic wand to increase tourist numbers, the Wild Atlantic Way could be the key to unlocking the next phase of growth at the Mid West airport.And he is also determined to bring an element of creativity to Shannon’s future development by providing a positive environment for the main stakeholders and State agencies to work together for the long-term benefit of the airport and the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 43-year-old Mancunian, who was chief commercial officer of Vantage, the Canadian airport operations group, said that developing and “galvanising the tourism industry along the Wild Atlantic Way” would be a key strategy for the group in the coming years.Growth is a challenge but seeing Shannon as the “natural gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way” needs to be enhanced to deliver that “authentic Irish feel and promote attractions while inspiring tourists where to go”.With 20 years airport experience, the new airport boss brings a wealth of aviation and commercial experience to his new role but knows that the uniqueness of Shannon and the region is a key asset that needs to be capitalised upon.Having lived and worked in New York for a number of years, Mr Thomas says that “there is enormous goodwill in the US and Shannon needs to “protect and showcase Ireland’s rich history to that audience”.He acknowledged that the Shannon Group, who has one of the biggest property portfolios in the country, needs to look at the land banks outside of the airport perimeter with a view to better developing them.Taking the Shannon Free Zone to the next phase of redevelopment will see 200,000sq/ft of office space realised in 2017 and help further attract Foreign Direct Investment, he said.An incubator space for startup companies will also make it more attractive for aviation industry participants to the see the region as part of their business strategy.During his first public address to a Shannon Chamber function in Dromoland Castle, Mr Thomas said that he believes further promotion of the Shannon Group heritage industry is also key to unlocking the Group’s full potential and building on its two million passenger base. Print Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” TAGSMatthew ThomasShannon airportShannon GroupWild Atlantic Way Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins last_img read more

Recognitions, budget update on ECISD agenda

first_img Twitter Recognitions, budget update on ECISD agenda Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Local News ECISD logo wide Recognitions, a budget and financial update and graduation plans and announcements are on the agenda for the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Recognition of Student Spaceflight Experiments Program mission patch designs, the announcement of Student Crime Stoppers State Awards, recognition of University Interscholastic League state qualifiers and recognition of the Celebrating Champions of Education Committee are scheduled. Last year, patches created by ECISD students traveled to the international space station with an experiment devised by Falcon Early College High School students. The March 26 event was aimed at anyone associated with education in the Permian Basin from parents and teachers to principals, administrators, cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers. The idea was for the region to show its appreciation for all they do for students. Graduations for the district’s five high schools — Odessa, Permian, George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, OCTECHS and Falcon Early College High School — are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The budget report will cover items such as budget expenditure assumptions, projected appraisal values and fund balances, among other things. At a Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Council meeting last week, Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Howard said appraisal values for ECISD are expected to increase. However, the district won’t get certified values until July. Howard said increased values are positive for the district. TAGS  Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: May 13, 2019Next articleSierra Services Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more