Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Farmyard / Hilberink Bosch Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHILBERINKBOSCH ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on March 20, 2012Cite: “Farmyard / Hilberink Bosch Architects” 20 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Projects “COPY” CopyHouses• ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch Architects+ 21 Share Farmyard / Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFarmyard / Hilberink Bosch Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217982/farmyard-hilberink-bosch-architects Clipboard Farmyard / Hilberink Bosch Architects Architects: HILBERINKBOSCH ArchitectenText description provided by the architects. Due to the demolition of several old sheds a unique plot became vacant in Oud-Empel. Oud-Empel is a small village situated along side embankment of the river Maas. The dike divides the village in two parts: the unsafe waterfront where the smaller labourers cottages are situated and a protected side with the large farms and small factories and where the notables lived. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsWith respect to this historical setting four new volumes are scattered loosely on the protected location. The volumes make a characteristic historical composition of a farmyard with a large brick house with barns. But instead a agricultural function this barnyard has a residential function. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsLike in other local farmyards the brick main house is directly related to the street, marking the entrance of the village. The floor plan of this house is based on a classical dwelling, consisting of a centralised entrance, a great hall and majestic stairs. Two large chimneys affirm the image of a grand house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsA yard is placed aside the house and gives access to the barn volumes, forms a intermediate between the village and the barn houses. One barn is facing the street while the other is parallel to the street and slightly sunken into the slope of the dike. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsThe fourth volume is located at the foot of dike, invisible from the main road. This house exists of two smaller volumes: a more closed volume which houses the private functions such as sleeping and bathing and one extrovert glass volume which contains the living area and the kitchen. Whereas the brick main house is more exuberant considering its materials, the barns are sober in terms of aesthetics and have a subtle modern use and detailing of historical materials. Save this picture!drawings house 01The volumes are characterized by large roof surfaces, low gutters and moderate heights. Traditional wooden trusses provide large open spaces in the interior and at the same time show a modern interpretation of a historical building. This contemporary farmyard forms a new but recognizable archetype, linking the 21st century to this historical village.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hilberink Bosch ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow less”American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” ExhibitionArticlesMuseum Nasional Indonesia / AbodayArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217982/farmyard-hilberink-bosch-architects Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

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Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser

first_imgFacebook Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Previous articleStudents get first-hand look at improving relations between Cuba, U.S.Next articleSouth Main Street to undergo $8.6 million transformation Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Shelby Whitson Linkedin Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ printResidents can channel their inner Gatsby for the 23rd annual Party in Fort Worth benefitting the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.Sundance Square is hosting the event at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 13. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 3.“We want people to have a lot of fun so they bid on the auction items and share their treasure with us,” said fund manager Linda Fulmer.The annual party is the sole source of funding for the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fulmer said.The money goes toward events that help increase Fort Worth’s exposure to the world. Fulmer said in the past this has included sending the symphony orchestra to play the Carnegie Hall Tour, funding booths for trade shows and supporting the Fort Worth Zoo.“The goal is to enhance [Fort Worth’s] reputation on a national and international level so people want to bring businesses here,” Fulmer said.According to the Party in Fort Worth website, this year’s event expects 1,000 guests. Guests are encouraged to follow the “1920’s swanky fabulous” dress code.Professor D will provide the musical entertainment, Reata and Schakolad Chocolate Factory will provide food and event sponsors will provide items for live and silent auctions, according to the website.Those who wish to attend can purchase a table, ranging in price from $3,500 to $25,000.According to a City of Fort Worth press release, Ed Bass and Johnny Campbell are event chairs for the event. Fulmer added that they provide support to make the party possible.“We want to make Fort Worth look good to people around the world who may not know about Fort Worth,” said Fulmer.Tickets can be purchased online until Feb. 3. Linkedin + posts Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/last_img read more

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HR loses direction on its way up

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. HR loses direction on its way upOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Personnel’s bid for business power is faltering. Until the profession addresses skills shortages among its membership, it will have no claim to seats on the board. Helen Rowe reportsPeople policies might – in theory – be seen as crucial to commercial success. But 50 per cent of HR directors still have to achieve board level representation.Worse, the customary alibi that “a place on the board does not matter as long as we demonstrate value” has also taken a knock. The Cranfield Cranet Survey, from which the finding emerged, also showed that 50 per cent of HR directors are not even consulted about strategy.The state of the profession’s influence looks positively anaemic, especially given the ground it could reasonably have hoped to gain in recent years. Talk business So what can be done? The message from HR professionals who have made it to the top is clear: learn the business.Privately, some leading HR directors who have found their way to the directors’ board are scathing about the calibre of personnel professionals whose knowledge of marketing, finance and new technology is limited.For without some expertise in these areas, how can the modern HR manager begin to equip businesses with teams that give competitive edge? And in the public sector, how is it possible to retain and motivate key staff?There is no doubt that in this age of fluid employment patterns, recruitment and retention rely on a close understanding of business structures and job content. Upgrade skills Lynda Gratton of the London Business School argues that HR professionals need to improve their skills. The failure to do so, she has claimed, is leaving HR staff having to implement policy devised elsewhere.Some companies may be putting their people policies at the heart of their strategy, but they are enlisting consultancies like McKinsey as project partners and leaving the HR department out in the cold, said Gratton.A growth in the use of interim managers for fixed periods, either specialising in or including HR, also suggests that the personnel department is increasingly being sidelined.The IPD is more upbeat, however, pointing to the Government’s Workplace Employment Relations Survey last year, which gave a more encouraging picture (see box). The institute is engaged in research which assistant director general Ward Griffiths said will show that more HR professionals are involved as business partners in organisations and are engaged in broad, strategic activities, not just as technical specialists. And many professionals are shaping up. The cause of learning the business is close to the heart of Jane Stables, personnel director of United News and Media. The key to recognition within organisations is the ability to present a good business case, she believes. No longer is it good enough to present people policies as welfare issues. A direct link with increased productivity must be made.To do this, she said, HR professionals must have a good grasp of their organisation’s business needs.“Not enough people in HR understand business as a whole. It is about making connections and understanding other colleagues’ ambitions in what they are trying to achieve and trying to help them in that.”Practice powerIt is also vital to demonstrate that wider range of skills, Stables added.“Traditionally HR people were a certain type – good at dealing with people in terms of communication but not necessarily good at business. That has changed.”Now it must be demonstrated that concrete commercial benefits will flow from practices. A benefit to staff welfare on its own is not enough.Family-friendly policies are one means by which Stables has attracted scarce talent at a moderate salary.“One example was a lawyer we headhunted from a big City law firm. Clearly she would not make the money with us that she would in private practice but she said the flexible working tipped the balance in favour of us.“We have two or three others who are excellent at their job. Having them work this way is not a disadvantage to the organisation and yet having them work for us has meant demonstrable benefits for us.”Making a business case has enabled the HR department to introduce a comprehensive approach to flexible working in all its forms – from job shares to flexible hours and homeworking, where it is possible.Be heardThe need for personnel professionals to develop a strong voice is paramount. And they must set the agenda by spelling out the link between people policies and commercial advantage. If they do not, the rise of interim managers and consultancies make it inevitable that someone else will.As Cranfield’s senior research fellow Christine Communal commented, “One cannot imagine a company saying ‘sound financial management is our most important objective’, while at the same time having no director of finance on the board.”last_img read more

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EAT: The White Hart

first_imgThe White Hart Wytham (01865) 244372 The White Hart is set in Wytham, (a treesy hamlet just past Godstow), and has recently been converted into a gastro pub. The refurbishment has removed some of its old world charm, and compared with the cosy, smoky ambience you would expect of a country pub, it is slightly sterile and soulless. But in the evening its stone walls are beautifully lit and candles and simple décor allow it to maintain a rustic feel. To start we had the beef Carpaccio with truffle oil, parmesan, balsamic vinegar and rocket. The beef was incredibly tender and the combination of flavours worked well. Although not usually a fan of fish, the smoked haddock risotto was unbelievable, and the tomato soup was surprisingly good. The mains were equally impressive. The rump steak was succulent and was served with creamy mash, although the overcooked ratatouille let the dish down. The fillet steak, however, was beautifully presented and combined an unusual and delicious array of flavours. Although pasta can sometimes disappoint, the mushroom tortellini with truffle oil and rocket was delicious and easily competed with the high standard of the fish and meat. The puddings were more mixed. Both the crème brulee and the vanilla ice cream were average, but the chocolate fondant was obscenely good. In general, the menu provided a good variety (despite an alarming obsession with rocket and balsamic vinegar). The portions were generous and the standard consistently high. There was a good choice of affordable red and white wine and the service was excellent. Although on the pricey side for a pub and even for a restaurant, the price was only indicative of its quality. Not only is it the best pub food I have ever tasted, but the best meal I have had in Oxford. On a free evening I strongly recommend it; it is worth the taxi ride ten times over.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

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OUSU votes to cancel “inadequate” Safety Bus service

first_imgOUSU Council voted to cancel the Safety Bus on Wednesday night. The motion, supported by OUSU Council stated that it believed the current Safety Bus service was inadequate and failing Oxford University students.The Safety Bus service is run in partnership with the Oxford Brookes University Students’ Union, and costs OUSU £12,000 per year to run. The service provides a safe means of transport for students late at night.However, no information is available about the number of Oxford University students that use the bus, despite OUSU repeatedly asking Brookes Union to collect the information.A survey conducted two years ago, by the then OUSU Vice-President for Charities and Community, found that 70% of respondents had never used the bus during their time at Oxford University, while 20% had used it once and 10% had used it more than once. The average waiting time for the bus was found to be 16 minutes, with 17% of users having to wait more than 20 minutes for the service. A small number of users who had used the service found the volunteers “confrontational”.The Safety Bus is run with the help of student volunteers from Oxford Brookes who are given training by Brookes Union. However, one of the key concerns raised was that volunteers are not asked to sign any form of contract or agreement regarding their expected conduct.Another concern with the service is that it does not run for 25% of the full Oxford University term. In Trinity term of 2012, OUSU Council mandated the Vice-President for Charities and Community to ensure that the Safety Bus runs the duration of the Oxford University term.The Current OUSU VP for Charities and Community, Daniel Tomlinson, told Cherwell, “Recently, I have been in discussions with Brookes about the Safety Bus and it became clear that they were not able to require the volunteers on the bus to sign codes of conduct for their behaviour, about which we have had concerns. They also won’t look into or keep a record of the number of University of Oxford students that use the bus.“OUSU now has £12,000 to spend on an improved safety scheme, or other things that students think are important. I’ve been mandated to report back to students before the end of term on progress of finding an alternative, and I’ve already started speaking with local taxi companies and Common Room Presidents about potential alternative schemes.”In the debate on the motion, concerns were raised that bus and taxi companies might be reluctant to transport students who were seriously drunk. However, a lack of willingness to reform the current service led to the Council voting to cancel the bus.A first year historian said, “Without the safety bus, I don’t know how I could’ve got a member of my college home one night. They were helpful, and knew what they were doing.”last_img read more

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Packaging watch

first_imgA small bakery in Winscombe, North Somerset, has refused to join in a ’green’ scheme to ban plastic bags in the village, arguing the proposed replacement reusable bags are too expensive.The new scheme has been introduced by environmental group Winscombe Zero Waste. The new bags, introduced two weeks ago, are made from natural fibre jute. They are on sale in two butcher’s shops, a hardware store, a shoe shop and a carpet shop in the village.”We are expected to charge our customers £2.50 for a reusable “environmental” shopping bag, which comes from India,” Caroline Hawkins, joint owner of Birds Bakery, told British Baker. “What a contradiction. Workers are paid a small amount to make the bags and then they’re shipped half way across the world.”Bakery owner Hawkins said that Birds had recently put up its prices because of raw material costs. “So there’s no way I’m charging customers £2.50 for a bag on top of this. I think that consumers should have the choice. If they want to buy a reusable one then fine, but I’m not going to refuse to hand out our paper and plastic bags.”Elsewhere, the town of Modbury in Devon became the first in the UK to introduce a voluntary ban on plastic bags in May. All 43 traders agreed to stop stocking them. In August, the village of Llandysilio, Pembrokeshire, also introduced a scheme with reusable canvas alternatives.The Liberal Democrats called for the introduction of a plastic bag tax at its party conference. They said companies should be fined if they failed to meet new legal targets for reducing packaging sent to landfill.last_img read more

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FSA consults on sat fats

first_imgBakery products are at the forefront of the new Food Standards Agency (FSA) consultation on voluntary targets for reductions in saturated fat and added sugar.The consultation will focus on biscuits, cakes, pastries and buns, and will also look at portion size reductions. “We want to make it easier for people to choose foods with reduced saturated fat and sugar or smaller portion sizes,” said an FSA spokeswoman.Food and Drink Federation communications director Julian Hunt said: “We are disappointed the FSA appears committed to arbitrary targets for specific nut-rients in certain foods, rather than focusing on the need to achieve a balanced diet and lifestyle.”last_img read more

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Press release: PM meeting with Chancellor Kurz: 22 November 2018

first_img The Prime Minister welcomed Chancellor Kurz of Austria to Downing Street today. She emphasised the long-standing relationship between the UK and Austria, and shared priorities like security and illegal migration, which have been a key focus throughout the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor welcomed the agreement on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the text on the political declaration on the future relationship. They agreed that delivering a good deal was in everyone’s interest and looked forward to the Special Council on Sunday, at which leaders of the EU27 will consider the text. A Downing Street spokesperson said:last_img read more

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New springboard for tech leadership

first_imgHarvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have announced a new joint master’s degree program. The two-year, full-time program, which will confer both a master of science in engineering sciences and a master of business administration, begins in August 2018.Designed to train future leaders of technology ventures, the program will provide a strong foundation in general management, build design skills, and extend students’ understanding of engineering. Prospective students must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or a related technical field and at least two years of full-time work experience. The program will leverage existing HBS and SEAS curricula, as well as several new courses designed and taught jointly by faculty from both Schools.“Finding effective solutions to the most daunting challenges calls for thinking across the boundaries of disciplines,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria, the George F. Baker Professor of Administration. “The faculty who created this program designed it specifically to bridge the divide between engineering and business for aspiring leaders in the tech sector who want to drive and manage innovation throughout their organizations.”“This is a truly collaborative endeavor between HBS and SEAS,” said Frank Doyle, dean of SEAS and the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “The expansion of SEAS to a state-of-the-art science and engineering complex across the street from HBS presents a compelling opportunity to leverage the resources of our Schools. This collaborative program will meet the needs of an increasingly technology-driven world, in which breakthrough solutions to societal problems require deep knowledge of both engineering and business.”The program spans four semesters, augmented by additional summer and January term coursework. In the first year of the program, students will take a system engineering course that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing complex systems, as well as the HBS MBA required curriculum, which conveys concepts and builds skills across disciplines relevant to general management, including marketing, organizational behavior, and finance.In the second year, students will take electives at each School. The program also features three new design courses that emphasize learning-by-doing and build students’ skills with human-centered design and lean experimentation methods. As graduate students at SEAS, students will be formally enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.To gain admission to the MS/MBA program, students must:Hold an engineering, computer science, or related undergraduate degree, with a record of outstanding academic achievement;Have at least two years of full-time work experience, ideally in designing and/or developing technology-intensive products;Meet the criteria for admission to both the HBS MBA program and the SEAS MS program.“We are looking for individuals who want to balance their passion for engineering and innovation with a deep understanding of management and leadership,” said Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid at HBS. “The students we are seeking have already distinguished themselves technically; this program will help propel them into leadership roles.”Details about the application process can be found here. Interested students can receive updates on the program by indicating their interest in the MS/MBA here.last_img read more

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