Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) 2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Peace and love: Scotland’s players are clearly delighted after beating Argentina at Murrayfield Scotland turned in a scintillating five-try performance against the Pumas. With the All Blacks on their way, Rory Baldwin looks at what we learnt from last week. If the stick he offers is being dropped, the carrot is the chance to be in a winning team. It’s hard not to buy into it, but the real test of Cotter’s reign as coach may come next week against his homeland of New Zealand, and how the new-look Scotland copes with the near-inevitable reversal from victory to defeat. If Cotter coaxes an incredibly unlikely result out against the All Blacks, then he really will be the real deal.To read RW’s exclusive interview with a tough-talking Ross Ford, check out the December issue of Rugby World – in shops now! Visit po.st/RWSub for all the latest Rugby World subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition of the magazine at po.st/RWDig. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The 24-cap veteran Stuart Hogg is only 22 and even Richie Gray is only 25, so large parts of this team should be together in the dark blue for years to come. With Scotland having for so long stuck with the tried and tested when it was clearly not working, it is refreshing to find our coaches trusting in young talent and being rewarded.Fear is the keyWhen sometime captain Kelly Brown was dropped from the squad in favour of in-form London Irish openside Blair Cowan, it was a clear announcement from Cotter that the old guard were no longer safe in a listless Scotland side racking up caps without signs of progress.Cotter hasn’t completely left the previous generation behind, but those who remain, like Greig Laidlaw and Ross Ford, know there is a real danger of being dumped for a younger model. Ford’s continuing inability to hook aside, they both rewarded Cotter with their finest displays in Scotland shirts for years. Richie Gray stepped up to the mark too with a big game, and if Cotter wants to pick his first-choice captain Grant Gilchrist he should have a real fight on his hands from the Gray family.Brothers in arms: The Gray brothers put in a superb performance in the second row togetherCotter could be just what we needPrevious Scotland coaches have perhaps invited more focus on themselves than the players’ abilities. Cotter gives little away in the press conferences, making for less entertainment, but the players clearly respect the new man and his approach to building the team. That approach is grounded not around teaching the players how to play rugby, but enabling them to play a typical Scottish brand of rugby.It may fit under the umbrella of “organised chaos” but it is based around consistency at the set-piece, quick ball, offloading and occasional bouts of lunacy/genius that are the hallmark of the great Scottish teams we watched growing up. We don’t need a hard Kiwi edge, we need a hard Scottish edge. Vern’s done his homework. Confidence is everythingWhatever Vern Cotter has instilled in his team since the summer seems to be working. The players had been given license to try things; to play heads-up rugby. Although there was the odd silly moment, they are close enough as a group of players not to try anything too rash and let their team-mates down. The result: five tries that were (aside from Tommy Seymour’s interception) the product of rugby so simple, someone less jaded by false dawns might call it breathtaking.By playing efficiently, Scotland made remarkably few mistakes even in slippery conditions, in contrast to Argentina who took a step back from their first Rugby Championship win.Indiscipline still costs usThe downside this time was a reduced gloss on the scoreboard, which as punishments received by Scotland teams in the past was bearable. Nonetheless, a period of indiscipline in the second half saw Scotland play nearly the final quarter down to 14 men, as first Rob Harley then Jim Hamilton were sent to the bin by Wayne Barnes.A penalty try in the scrum and two further soft scores reduced the margin of victory to ten points, and if they’d kicked all the penalties they were offered, Argentina would have been much closer. From the form they displayed in the first half Scotland were well worth a 20-point victory, but similar lapses against New Zealand could result in more than just wounded pride.Boss Hogg: Stuart Hogg charges in to add to Scotland’s try tally at the weekendIf they’re ready, they’re readyThere was great composure shown by Scotland’s youngsters, several of whom have caps numbering in single figures. Finn Russell (now with three caps), Adam Ashe (two) Mark Bennett (one) and Jonny Gray (six) all had mature games, with Russell’s kicking from hand composed and Jonny Gray a constant presence in the loose and in defence.
More Cool Stuff Education Pasadena Unified’s Marshall Fundamental School Ranked as the Eighth Best High School in Los Angeles County Blair High School ranks 67th in Los Angeles Magazineâ€™s list of the countyâ€™s top 75 high schools Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 | 11:09 am Top of the 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. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Marshall Fundamental School in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has been recognized as the eighth best high school among both public and private high schools in Los Angeles County, according to rankings published by Los Angeles Magazine in their September issue. PUSDâ€™s Blair High School also made the list due to their status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, coming in at 67 of the 250+ LA County public and private schools considered for the rankings. Marshall was also the third highest ranked public school in the county and the top rated public high school in the San Gabriel Valley.â€œMarshall maintains a commitment to high standards and equity,â€ said Marshall Fundamental Principal Dr. Mark Anderson. â€œThe collaborative effort between students, parents, teachers, counselors, and staff has led to our success. Each member of the Marshall family believes in the school, works hard to educate students and feel it is the greatest place in the world to be.â€Los Angeles Magazine used the Challenge Index, which was developed by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews, to formulate their rankings. The Challenge Index took the total number of Advanced Placement (AP) and IB exams taken by students in 2013 and divided that number by the number of graduating seniors that year. Mathews points out in the magazine that the Challenge Index â€œrecognizes schools that try hardest to improve the critical thinking and writing skills needed to thrive in tough college courses and the job market.â€Citing the almost sevenfold increase of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests from 1998 to today and the teaching of the critical thinking skills in sixth grade that are needed to be successful on AP tests and ultimately in college, Los Angeles Magazine notes that Marshall has performed just as well as affluent private schools even though 70 percent of students are low-income. At Marshall, â€œstudents arenâ€™t chosen on the basis of STAR, PSAT or any other test scores but on their willingness to work hard,â€ wrote Mathews about Marshall Fundamental.â€œI am proud of both Marshall and Blair for being recognized as two of the top high schools in the county,â€ said PUSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald. â€œAs noted in the article, these two PUSD schools are near the top because they excel at preparing students to succeed and thrive in college and career.â€Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre families can choose to attend Marshall or Blair as part of the districtâ€™s open enrollment process. General open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will take place in January 2015.Marshall Fundamental High School, 990 North Allen Avenue Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit marshall.pasadenausd.org. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
NewsHigher rates of self-harm in LimerickBy John Keogh – October 22, 2015 673 LIMERICK city recorded one of the highest rates of self-harm in the country, according to a report from the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF).The rate of self-harm among males in Limerick was 87 per cent higher than the national average, while the female rate was 76 per cent higher. The national average of male self-harm is 185 per 100,000 population, while the average female rate is 216 per 100,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The NRSF report found that there was a 44 per cent increase in the rate of self-harm among boys aged ten to 14 and that areas associated with deprivation and disadvantage have higher rates of self-harm.Limerick city also had one of the highest rates of suicide in Ireland, according to provisional figures for 2013 and 2014. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Previous articleNew plan to bring 12,000 jobs to LimerickNext articleAlmost €600,000 in housing funds not spent by Limerick Council John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook TAGSlimerickNational Suicide Research Foundationself-harmsuicide Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Email WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
npstockphoto/iStockBy MINA KAJI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Even with the uptick in travelers over the holidays, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed Monday that it screened 500 million fewer passengers in 2020 compared to last year — a 60% drop.“Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, the agency screened a total of approximately 324 million passengers throughout its airport security checkpoints,” TSA said in a news release. “That figure represents just 39 percent of the approximately 824 million total passengers screened in 2019.”Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising people not to travel, TSA screened almost 18 million of those people over the holiday travel period. The last day of the travel period, Jan. 3, marked the highest checkpoint volume since the pandemic hit, with TSA screening 1,327,289 people.The total number of holiday fliers was still down around 40% compared to last year, but it greatly exceeded predictions. AAA had forecasted only 2.94 million would travel by air between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3.Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci was worried that Christmas could be worse than Thanksgiving in terms of potential COVID-19 spread because Christmas is a longer holiday. After each summer holiday, the U.S. reported a significant rise in infections across the country, and experts say Thanksgiving has played a major role in the country’s largest viral surge to date.On ABC’s This Week, Fauci said cold weather forcing people indoors paired with “the traveling associated with the holiday season is all of the ingredients that unfortunately make for a situation that is really terrible.”“To have 300,000 cases in a given day and between 2,000 and 3,000 deaths per day is just terrible,” he said Sunday. “It’s something that we absolutely have got to grasp and get our arms around and turn that — turn that inflection down by very intensive adherence to the public health measures uniformly throughout the country with no exceptions.”Although the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that air travel won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, the record-breaking development of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has given some airline executives hope that demand will return sooner.On Friday, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told employees in an internal memo that Delta expects to achieve positive cash flow by the spring.“The second phase will begin only when we reach a turning point with widely available vaccinations that spur a significant return to travel,” Bastian wrote, “particularly business travel.”TSA said on Monday it “anticipates daily travel volumes will continue to rise steadily and follow seasonal patterns” but it “expects volume will remain well below pre-pandemic levels through most of 2021.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Summer profiles of sea-water temperature, salinity and flow were obtained on George VI Ice Shelf near its northern ice front. At each depth, temperature salinity and density show little variation between sites. Their respective variation to 250 m depth confirms a linear temperature-salinity dependence. This is the first place in the world where observations confirm precisely the form of the T-S diagram predicted for fresh ice melting in sea-water. Both tidal and residual flow are small, except at the western margin of the ice front, where a strong outflow is concentrated immediately beneath the ice shelf. The observations lead to a simple circulation model for the ice-shelf regime. Warm Deep Water flows southwards into George VI Sound, replacing the colder water that spreads northwards in the surface outflow. Thermohaline exchanges beneath the ice shelf determine the salinity profile, which itself provides evidence of upwelling. Estimates can be made of the basal melt rate of the ice shelf. The rates vary from around 10 m a−1 at the ice front to an average value for the ice shelf of order 1 m a−1. The average value is consistent with earlier estimates from surveys of ice-shelf strain.
Australia: Collins Class Submarine’s First Time in Hobart for Five Years Hobart welcomed the first Collins Class submarine visit to the region for five years, with the arrival of HMAS Farncomb into port late last week.Commanding Officer, Commander Byron Williamson said the routine port visit allowed the submarine to be resupplied and provided some rest and recreation to the crew.“We’ve had a busy couple of months, taking part in the International Fleet Review and exercise Triton Centenary. We’ve also conducted a variety of other events since departing Fleet Base West so a chance to spend some time alongside the beautiful city of Hobart was most welcome,” said Commander Williamson.This was not the first time Commander Williamson had sailed up the River Derwent and into Hobart Port.“It’s always a pleasure to visit Hobart. One of my most memorable visits was sailing up the Derwent as a competitor in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Navigating a submarine into port is a little different, but no less memorable, with locals providing a warm and friendly welcome,” said Commander Williamson.During the visit, Australian Naval Cadets from TS Derwent, potential recruits and media were given a tour of the submarine and heard first hand accounts of life as a submariner.Farncomb’s five-day visit concluded with 30 of the ship’s company participating in the Remembrance Day service at Hobart’s Cenotaph on the Queen’s Domain. At the service Commander Williamson and Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter laid wreaths.Commander Williamson said it was a moving service.“Remembrance Day is a symbolic day to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered in all our nation’s wars and warlike conflicts. My ship’s company were proud to represent the Royal Australian Navy and the submarine force at the Hobart service on this important day,” said Commander Williamson.[mappress]Press Release, November 12, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Collins Class Submarine’s First Time in Hobart for Five Years November 12, 2013 Training & Education
2007 has already seen the release of albums by the two front-figures of Animal Collective. Panda Bear’s acclaimed Person Pitch sounds like an acid-tripping Brian Wilson singing the Lion King soundtrack from the bottom of a well. Meanwhile, Avey Tare’s collaboration with his Icelandic wife Kría Brekkan, Pullhair Rubeye, made for rather more difficult listening: the pair recorded the album and then decided it sounded better running backwards, so released it in reverse.Strawberry Jam, Animal Collective’s eighth album proper, has elements of both these offerings. ‘Chores’, with its looped Beach Boys melody, could have been pulled straight off Panda’s solo effort, while various electronic glitches in ‘#1’ and ‘Cuckoo Cuckoo’ recall the unsettling pulses of the Pullhair experience. Overall, though, Strawberry Jam is dominated by Tare’s distinctive vocals and upbeat if often disconcerting melodies. At times it is almost poppy – album opener and highlight, the brilliant ‘Peacebone’, is punctuated by a catchy refrain and a cheery beat – but this masks occasionally disturbing lyrics. “And an obsession with the past is like a kid flying/…when we did believe in magic and we didn’t die”, Tare yelps, “it was the mountains that made the kids scream”.This is perhaps Animal Collective’s finest album: it finds them at their most expansive and accommodating, and is certainly more accessible then its predecessor Feels. It is hard to see how the band could possibly still be lumped in with the ‘psych-folk’ scene. Pigeonholing the band as such is to do them a disservice. This album makes for a luscious and exciting musical experience, bubbling and buoyant. The contribution of the whole ‘collective’ is always evident, be it the creative guitar-work, the electronic bleeps and scratches or the rainforest percussion. All in all, this Strawberry Jam is a decidedly tasty treat.
By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Soon enough, we’ll know how it ends.One of the curious things about the unfolding story involving the likely impeachment of President Donald Trump is just how many people on both sides know, know, know with absolute certainty how it will unfold.Trump’s diehard Republican defenders say there’s nothing there, that the impeachment proceedings are nothing more than presidential persecution. Many ardent Trump haters in the Democratic Party say this president has been dirty from day one and he’s about to get what he deserves.Well, soon enough, we’ll know.Part of the confusion stems from a lack of understanding about the impeachment process. In the first place, it is a political process, not a criminal trial.That makes the arguments advanced by the president and his devotees that his “due process” rights have been violated nonsense. If absent extraordinary circumstances, a president easily could face criminal charges, Donald Trump likely would have been indicted for obstruction of justice because of the way he conducted himself during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.But the fact that impeachment is not a criminal trial means the elected officials working through the process don’t have several centuries of precedent to guide them.In the two other times in American history, presidents have been impeached in the House of Representatives and tried in the Senate, members of Congress and the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court have asked the same questions.What are we supposed to do?What are the rules?The Constitution is vague regarding those questions. Our founding document establishes with clarity that the House – and the House alone – has the authority to determine whether and how the impeachment process should proceed. It also makes clear that should the House pass by majority vote articles of impeachment, a trial in the Senate must follow and that two-thirds of the Senate must approve those articles before a president can be removed.But the Constitution is nowhere near as clear – beyond the reference to “high crimes and misdemeanors” – about what constitutes grounds for impeachment, much less removal from office.That vagueness probably was deliberate.The drafters of the Constitution were trying to walk a line.They didn’t want to make impeachment too easy or too convenient. They didn’t want presidents thrown out of the office and the results of national elections disregarded on a whim.But they also did not want presidents to think they were kings. They didn’t want America’s chief executives to think they could operate without restraint, that there was no way to curtail rampant abuses of power.In some ways, Donald Trump is the perfect test for the impeachment process.He may be the only person left in America who thinks the phone call in which Trump tried to pressure Ukraine’s president into digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden’s family was “perfect” and did not cross a line or violate a law.But the sheer shabbiness of the shakedown attempt creates its own line of defense.It’s a viable defense that, for all the wrong reasons and over the president’s objections, Republicans have landed upon and begun to advance.It goes like this: Yes, what the president did was wrong and even may have broken the law, but is it big enough to merit doing something that we Americans never before have done in our history – removing a president from office?That’s a momentous question.Either way, we go, a dangerous precedent will be set.If the president is removed, then we can expect impeachment to become a regular part of our lives. One look at the U.S. Senate, where the “nuclear” option now has become the normal one regarding Supreme Court nominations and the rules are rewritten on a regular basis, shows how quickly institutional safeguards can be eroded and then erased.But if Donald Trump isn’t held accountable in some fashion, he and all future presidents will know they can flout the law with impunity so long as their party controls at least a third of the Senate.Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.That’s where this story ends.How we get there is the question.Soon enough, we’ll know.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is the director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer has posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
What’s a Stuffer?It’s the Vemag’s positive displace-ment double-screw pump, which provides high levels of portioning accuracy. The double-screw transports product extremely gently and without crushing or smearing, says Reiser. The Vemag is available in various models and hopper capacities to meet most production requirements. Sounds good. Where do I get one?BVT is represented in the UK by Sollich and will also be exhibiting at Europain in Paris from 6-10 March.www.sollich.co.ukI make brownies by hand but want to automateTry the Vemag single-lane sheeting system from Reiser. It combines a Vemag Stuffer with a Rotary Sheeter Attachment, which can be used to extrude all types of portioned doughs, fats, toppings and batter for panning applications. It can also extrude continuous sheets of product. What’s the latest?The D’Artagnan from DrieM is brand spanking new. It’s a dough sheeting line for industrial bread products, such as baguettes (both rolled and cut types), ciabatta, square seeded rolls and pizza crusts. Three orders have already been placed, with the first line starting production of ciabatta and rolls in Germany in May. Owned by Kaak, DrieM is represented in the UK by Benier. What can you make with it?Ciabatta, bread rolls, baguettes, pizzas, flat breads, croissants, puff pastry, and Danish pastry. The modular nature of its design means that the Menes can also grow in line with your business.www.europeanprocessplant.co.uk How does it work?The dough isn’t rolled down, as in traditional systems, but pressed to size by a high-speed, gentle tamping movement. By eliminating different speeds in the dough layers, this ensures the dough is not stressed. The planet-rollers are driven independently to avoid the dough slipping, ensuring the lowest possible stress to the dough while its thickness is being reduced.Within the sheeting system the dough is eased forward over the whole section, so that any displacement of the structures in the dough is kept to a minimum. Ciabatta from a sheeter. How is that possible?The dough is rolled through three progressively tighter sets of rollers to produce the initial undamaged dough sheet. After this, the dough set is further rolled in length and width to produce the final dough sheet, which can be cut, rounded and moulded into different breads, or used to make pizza crusts. Is it easy to operate?The changeover tools for the guillotine are removable and there is a trolley for flour dispensers and other tools, user-friendly PLC screens and non-fraying belting.www.driem.nlI handle large batches of dough. What do you have for me?Dutch company BVT has recently developed a new dough feeder for a sheeting line or laminator.The company says that if you want to handle large batches of dough, you usually have to deliver it in smaller pieces to the pre-sheeter of the sheeting or laminating line, but with this new type of dough feeder this isn’t necessary. What about hygiene?The machine is easily cleaned, with roller gaps that can be automatically opened and removable flour duster hoppers. Tell me more about the sheeter attachmentIt extrudes smooth, uniform sheets of fats or dough with consistent thickness and width. For panning applications, the attachment can be equipped with a rotary cut-off device to ensure clean, even edges with no mess. The Rotary Sheeter produces portions of exact weight and size and deposits into pans corner-to-corner. It can also be used for margarine sheeting, extruding consistent sheets of margarine or other shortening on to moving lines.www.reiser.comWhat’s got EPP all excited?The Epsom-based company says its König’s Menes sheeting and laminating technology is setting new standards because of its TwinSat system a multi-roller satellite head, which cuts shear stress on dough. Interesting. So how does it work?The complete batch of a mixing bowl for example from a mixing carousel can be delivered to the dough feeder at once. This means you can process it in one go.The dough is cut in smaller pieces and is transported to a pre-sheeter. This pre-sheeter makes a sheet of dough, which will be cut and equally divided over different extruders. In this way, a continuous process is created, with a minimal number of operators.