ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) 2016 Annual Report


first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why did the Indivior share price crash 40% on Friday?


first_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Why did the Indivior share price crash 40% on Friday? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Drug manufacturer Indivior (LSE: INDV) had been soaring in 2020. In fact, as of market close Thursday, the Indivior share price had more than trebled so far this year. But that came to a crunching halt Friday with a whopping 40% crash. Indivior is still ahead more than 100% year-to-date, but what’s happened?Indivior was spun out of Reckitt Benckiser in 2014. And news emerged Friday that its parent has filed a $1bn lawsuit against it. The claim was, apparently, filed on 13 November. It involves an indemnity agreement between the two companies, signed at the time of their parting.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…In its announcement, Indivior said: “The claim has not been served on the company and the company does not have any further details at this time. The company will assess with its advisors the background and merits to the case and will provide an update in due course.“More legal pressure for IndiviorSo we don’t have the details yet. But it’s telling that Indivior has been facing lawsuits related to its opioid dependency treatment Suboxone. The opioid dependency scandal is huge in the US. But it had seemed the matter was resolved after a previous US court case.On 13 November, Indivior told us that “a United States federal court in the Western District of Virginia has approved the agreement between the group and the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies that was announced on July 24. The court has also dismissed all charges that were returned by a grand jury in April 2019.”The company added that it “is pleased to put this matter behind it and move forward in a manner that provides certainty to its business.” That certainty has now been shattered.Thought it was all over?As part of the earlier agreement, Indivior had to pay $600m. Prior to that, in October, former CEO Shaun Thaxter had received a six-month jail sentence on charges relating to misrepresentation of the safety of Suboxone. Reckitt Benckiser had had to stump up $1,4bn to try to put it all behind it. And if that wasn’t enough, Indivior has been trying to fight off generic competitors who claim its patent has expired.That’s quite a story for a FTSE 250 company that, by Friday afternoon at least, has still seen its share price double in 2020. But what now?A tense waitWell, we’ll clearly need to wait and find out the details of the Reckitt Benckiser lawsuit. And how nice of Indivior to release the news on a Friday, to give investors time to stew over the weekend with no real hope of further information.Perhaps obviously, I wouldn’t buy now. But I generally wouldn’t invest in a company that’s been facing big legal problems anyway. And definitely not one connected with the US opioid dependency drama. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 27th November, 2020 | More on: INDV last_img read more

Warning over fake Facebook accounts


first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By ACNS staffPosted Aug 1, 2014 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Warning over fake Facebook accounts Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Social Media Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Two primates of the Anglican Communion have warned unsuspecting followers to be wary of fake Facebook profiles.The warnings come amid concern that fraudsters are targeting Anglicans by creating false social media profiles and then using them to build up a following before asking for financial assistance or support.Last month, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, reported that “several fraudulent Facebook accounts bearing the name and picture of [Primate] Paul Kwong who claimed to the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island” had been created.The church said that its archbishop, the Most Rev. Paul Kwong, “has no connection with the fraudulent website” and that members of the public should “be alert to internet scams and not to provide any personal information or conduct any financial transactions through the website concerned;” and it urged anybody who had given any personal information or conducted any financial transactions through the fake profiles to report it to the Police.A similar warning has been issued by the Church of Nigeria. The Rev. Canon Ifeanyi Akunna, secretary to the primate, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, said that “it has come to our knowledge that some unscrupulous persons have faked the identity of the primate and created imposter Facebook accounts bearing his picture and his name.“These same people also use these scam Facebook accounts to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by raising money under a pretext to support some charity causes.”He adds: “Please do not subscribe to any of these imposter Facebook accounts. They are a scam. Beware. Do not fall victim”.The Anglican Church of Hong Kong and the Church of Nigeria have both said that their primates do not have a Facebook profile.The Church of Nigeria said that Okoh “does not have any Facebook account and has never been on any Facebook page, including a fan page, or on any social media network.”The Anglican Church of Hong Kong said that its archbishop “had never set up any Facebook account and had never expressed his views at the Facebook or over the internet.” The church reported the fraudulent accounts to the Facebook on July 7; but one was still operational yesterday.Facebook did not respond to inquiries from the Anglican Communion News Service. Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, last_img read more

Montana congregation bridges two denominations, shares a chapel


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (3) Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Montana congregation bridges two denominations, shares a chapel Called to Common Mission: 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran partnership Worship at All Saints in Big Sky, Montana.Editor’s Note: On Jan. 6, 2001, after 30 years of dialogue, the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, while maintaining their autonomy, agreed to come together to work for joint mission in the world and to allow clergy to move freely between the two churches. This week, ENS is running a “Called to Common Mission” series celebrating 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran full communion.[Episcopal News Service] Children know the phrase: “The church is not the steeple; the church is not the building. The church is the people.”For the congregation of All Saints in Big Sky, Montana, the saying is literally true. A shared ministry of the Episcopal and Lutheran churches, the congregation rents space for worship and meetings and has no building of its own.Without the cost of maintaining a building, the congregation devotes its resources for programming and staff. They hired their first full-time pastor/priest in January 2016. Not having a building also eased some of the potential difficulties of uniting two congregations, said the Rev. Miriam Schmidt, the Lutheran pastor/priest of All Saints.When the congregations began talking about a union congregation in 2005, they didn’t have to figure out whose building to sell and whose to keep—or how to make old space feel inviting to a new group. Instead, the congregation meets at Big Sky Chapel, an ecumenical space built by the community in the late 1990s. In addition to All Saints, two other congregations also worship in the space: Roman Catholics and a nondenominational Christian fellowship.Adding this other layer of ecumenical cooperation means some headaches: putting new hymnals in the pews after each service, coordinating meetings and special services. But it is home for the people of All Saints and seen as a resource and gift to the broader community.“It’s this place that people think is beautiful, and they love it,” said Schmidt. “They want to figure out how to share it.”Collaboration and compromise have been hallmarks of All Saints from its beginning.Youth and leaders at the congregation’s day camp this summer.Episcopalians and Lutherans from Big Sky worked together to develop a proposal for a union congregation. Both bishops reviewed and approved it, and in 2008, the congregation called its first pastor/priest. Because they were the first union congregation of its kind in Montana, All Saints charted new territory. Accounting was an area of challenge, said Laura T. Sacchi, one of the team members who worked to develop the union congregation. The Episcopal diocese charged an assessment of 19 percent; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s synod asked for a freewill offering. The congregation decided to give 19 percent to both denominations.The situation became more complicated because assessments are often determined by membership, attendance and budget. How would All Saints determine which people were Episcopalian, which were Lutheran, and which were from other denominations? And which denomination would get a portion of the money given by Baptists and Methodists and others attending All Saints?“We decided to simplify our accounting,” said Sacchi. Now, they split the budget in half and send the same percentage to each denominational center.The Rev. Miriam Schmidt, pastor/priest of All Saints in Big Sky, administers Holy Communion.Jeanne and Patrick Miller agree that developing a common structure was one of the biggest challenges to forming a union congregation. In fact, said Patrick Miller, he still has an unfinished draft of a constitution and bylaws on his desk. After several go-rounds in trying to craft language that would fulfill both Lutheran and Episcopal requirements, the congregation ended up developing “joint policies and procedures.” The leadership plans to review and hopefully resolve the issues in 2017.For worship, the people of All Saints rotate between Episcopal and Lutheran services.Early on, sometimes people would only attend their denomination’s service and not go to the opposite one, said Jeanne Miller. Or they would lament the absence of their favorite service or prayer, something they knew by heart or remembered fondly from childhood.Today, that’s not an issue, she said. “We’re not hearing that anymore. People are starting to relax and really enjoy how we’re doing worship together.”The process of becoming one congregation has made it a healthier one, Sacchi said. Because parishioners had to learn how to compromise and sacrifice from the beginning, they already have the tools to navigate disagreements.Sacchi also believes that being a union congregation is driving growth, with 90 or so attending on in-season Sundays.“The word has gotten out that we’re this joint ministry and that we welcome people of all denominations,” she said. “Then it snowballs. The more of us who are here, the more people hear about us.”– Richelle Thompson is deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement. Canon K. F. King says: Called to Common Mission 15th Anniversary, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Comments are closed.center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm The Church of the Good Shepherd, Galax, Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, began as a very small congregation in Galax, using a remodeled house. With the new relationship with the Lutherans, a retired Lutheran pastor from nearby Mount Airy NC responsible for church-building for the Lutherans, was convinced to merge his efforts with the Episcopalians. Alternating the Eucharistic rites between the two denominations and agreeing to alternate parish clergy from the two denominations, the parish has built a new church building on the outskirts of Galax and the parish thrives. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA By Richelle ThompsonPosted Dec 16, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Susan Chin says: Rector Albany, NY December 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm Wow! Christians celebrating our commonality, freed of our buildings to move with Jesus…perhaps out onto the streets and, yes, countryside where God’s people are in need. That’s something we do in San Francisco’s Tenderloin with our Open Cathedral – a shared congregation of Lutherans, UCC, Episcopalians, and passersby that comes together every Sunday under a sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy sky to be fed physically and spiritually.I’m reminded, too, of my first Episcopal congregation, St. Augustine’s in Southwest Washington, D.C. We worshipped in a modern space we shared with Temple Micah, a cross and ark for the Torah behind the altar. And together we served our community and marched against a war I had just returned from.Truth be told, however, I was initially drawn into this story by the picture of the clear glass window and God’s creation outside. I was reminded of a dream in which I found myself lost in a darkened cathedral. Making my way into a side chapel, I threw open a window and in joy beheld the beauty outside – the meadows, trees, birds, and deer under a bright blue sky. Months later, on a tour to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier, we stopped at a log-hewn Presbyterian chapel. It meant little to my bus mates who had to drag me from the place. For there behind the altar was a huge clear glass window that opened to the glacier and, in the foreground, meadows, trees, a deer, and a soaring eagle. Seventeen years later, as I grow alarmed at how we’re destroying the creation we’ve been charged with preserving and passing on, I wonder if that glacier’s still in view No one has to convince me that God speaks to us in dreams and urges us to dream. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing December 17, 2016 at 9:27 am I have a practical suggestion: bookshelves! The hymnals for each group could be stored on bookshelves outside the worship space, so worshippers could grab the appropriate one along with their bulletin for the day, then return it on the way out. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Vicki Gray says: Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Free event listings offered on Findarace.com until end of year


first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Free event listings offered on Findarace.com until end of year  393 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 22 July 2020 | News Tagged with: Events fundraising events “We’re delighted to be working with RaceNation to help Race Organisers find new participants without any additional marketing cost. Free use of findarace.com for RaceNation clients will lower event costs, increase exposure and lead to more participants – real tangible benefits to help them bounce back from COVID-19.”Along with this announcement, RaceNation is also working on multiple campaignsto support the rebuild of the event sector, and recently announced a partnershipwith The National Running Show to host the first ever Event Village for its 27,000visitors to sign up to any race in the country under one roof. RaceNation and finderace.com have partnered to offer event organisers free listings on Findarace.com until the end of the year.The collaboration is the first time the two brands have come together to increase event organisers’ exposure and help them reduce the costs of hosting events.By listing their events on findarace.com, an online event listing and registration website for mass participation events, organisers have the opportunity to increase their publicity and entries by selling tickets to a new audience, with no fees or commission charged on sales until 2021. In turn, charities will be able to increase fundraising opportunities though RaceNation’s integrated SportsGiving platform.Will Golder, Director of RaceNation said:“RaceNation is committed to doing everything we can to rebuild the industry following the devastating impacts of Covid-19 on so many events across the UK. By combining our fully integrated online entry and fundraising platform with the online presence and reach of findarace.com, we are able to offer the industry a lifeline in generating ticket sales ready for the return of mass participation events without organisers losing valuable revenue. We’re encouraging any UK event of any size that would like to take advantage of this offer to get in touch.”Rob Farrow of findarace.com added: Advertisement  392 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Class of 2017 alumnus Kenneth Ankoma-Sey


first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleHorned Frogs prepare to start season against Jackson StateNext articleTCU Senior Patrick Boland Caleb Jakana RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin A guide to on campus fun Caleb Jakana is a senior news and media studies major and criminology minor from Flower Mound, Texas. When he is not reporting, he is either playing basketball, watching a sporting event or just eating food. Twitter + posts Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ ReddIt Kenny Hill disappoints in 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Facebook Dashiki shows African culture on TCU’s campus Linkedin ReddIt Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ print“It’s been quite terrifying seeing cars float around and hearing so many helicopters over head.”Ankoma-Sey and his family’s house is high enough above sea level that it did not flood, but they cannot leave their home because the water level in the neighborhood reaches stop-sign level. TCU revamps Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium Digital Warfare: Russia’s Attacks on Democracy Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Caleb Jakana Settling in U.S. Refugees in America Kenneth outside his house as he listens to some music Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Former Horned Frog Reid Ryan: Houston Astros inspire recovering citylast_img read more

Alexander Lukashenko


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New Creative Venue Offers Fun Ways to Get in Touch with Your Inner Artist


first_imgProfessional mixed media artist Lisa Agaran has launched a new creative venue called True Creativity Within, which offers non-traditional classes to explore one’s artistic side.In a city full of traditional art classes such as oil painting, drawing or watercolor, Lisa has developed classes where the primary technique is utilizing Mixed Media, requiring little to no prior art experience.Mixed Media Art combines different mediums such as collage, acrylic paint, pencil, stamping, encaustic wax, stitching and found objects into the artwork. With Mixed Media, basically anything can be incorporated into creating art.With the growing popularity of Mixed Media Art, more individuals are exploring this form of creating. It is the ideal medium to free up one’s creativity without any expectations.Lisa believes, if provided a fun class, in a supportive environment, without the pressure of having to know how to draw or paint, students are more likely to tap into their True Creativity. In her workshops, Lisa encourages students to get messy and to welcome mistakes or accidents to occur.“I believe when we surrender to our intuition, create spontaneously, without an inclination of what it’s supposed to look like, then magic happens. Everyone is creative. They just need a safe place and permission to be creative without judgment or preconceived ideas.” This organic process invites the student to discover his or her own creative voice and style.Lisa not only teaches fun and easy to learn techniques, she also coaches workshop attendees through the creative process so they don’t feel intimidated. Workshops are designed for beginner to intermediate adults and are held at different locations throughout the San Gabriel Valley. True Creativity Within offers a variety of Mixed Media Art workshops such as:• Mixed Media Basics• Visual Art Journaling• Spontaneous Creating• Cool Textures with Special Effects• Mixed Media Mandala• Working with Found Objects…And moreLisa Agaran founder and lead instructor of True Creativity Within is a professional Mixed Media artist and has done group and solo shows through Los Angeles and New Mexico. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has a background in graphic design and psychology. Prior to her career as a professional artist she worked as therapist and creativity coach. For more information and to view full listing of ongoing workshops, visit TrueCreativityWithin.com Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Visual Arts New Creative Venue Offers Fun Ways to Get in Touch with Your Inner Artist Professional Artist Uses Mixed Media to Teach Adults How to Uncover their True Creativity From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 | 11:20 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Cannabis Testing Market by Products & Software, Services and End-user – Global Forecast to…


first_img TAGS  Cannabis Testing Market by Products & Software, Services and End-user – Global Forecast to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Twitter Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Cannabis Testing Market by Products & Software’s (Instruments, Consumables, LIMS), Services (Heavy Metal Testing, Microbial Analysis, Potency, Residual Screening), End-User (Cultivators, Laboratories, Research Institutes) -Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global cannabis testing market is expected to reach USD 1,806 million by 2025 from USD 962 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 13.4% during the forecast period. The growth in this market is mainly driven by factors such as the legalization of medical cannabis and the growing number of cannabis testing laboratories (specifically in the US), the growing adoption of LIMS in cannabis testing laboratories, and increasing awareness. A lack of uniformity in rules and regulations, high costs, and inadequate personnel are major factors expected to hamper the market growth. Potency testing services is likely to dominate the services segment during the forecast period.’ The cannabis testing services market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period. The high growth of this market is owing to the growing legalization of medical marijuana (especially in the US). In addition, funding initiatives for cannabis testing laboratories and the growing number of cannabis testing laboratories are contributing to the growth of the cannabis testing services market. However, variations in cannabis testing methods and the lack of testing regulations are likely to limit the growth of the market to a certain extent. By product & software, the product segment accounted for the largest share of the cannabis testing market The cannabis testing market is segmented into products and software. The product segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 13.4% during the forecast period. The high growth of this segment can be attributed to the growing requirements for potency labeling and pesticide screening, which drive the demand for analytical instruments, introduce technologically advanced products, and increase the recurring demand for consumables. North America: The fastest-growing region in the cannabis testing market. North America is expected to command the largest market share of 71.2% in 2020. This market is also projected to register the highest CAGR of 13.8% during the forecast period. Factors such as the legalization of cannabis (especially in the US) and the growing availability of products, software, and services for the cannabis testing industry are driving the growth of the North American cannabis testing market. Market Dynamics DriversLegalization of Medical Cannabis Coupled with the Growing Number of Cannabis Testing LaboratoriesGrowing Adoption of Lims in Cannabis Testing LaboratoriesIncreasing Awareness RestraintsLack of Uniform Rules and Regulations OpportunitiesEmerging Markets in Latam and the MeaMergers & Acquisitions ChallengesDearth of Trained Laboratory ProfessionalsHigh Startup Costs for Cannabis Testing Laboratories Companies MentionedAccelerated Technology LaboratoriesAgilent TechnologiesAgricor LaboratoriesAutoscribe InformaticsCalifornia Cannabis Testing LabsCanmedlabsCloudlimsDanaher CorporationDigipathGreen Leaf LabHamilton CompanyKaycha Holdings LLC D/B/A Kaycha LabsLablynx LimsLabwareMerck KgaaPerkinelmerPharmlabs LLCProverde LaboratoriesRestek CorporationSC (Science of Cannabis) LaboratoriesSGS SaShimadzu CorporationSteep HillThermo Fisher ScientificWaters Corporation For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/d4izpd View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005559/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:39 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:38 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005559/en Local NewsBusinesscenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleNew England Baptist Radiology, PC Contracts with Healthcare Administrative Partners for Comprehensive Revenue Cycle ServicesNext articleModerna Announces Amendment to Supply Agreement with Switzerland for an Additional 6 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Government Files Opposition to Bank of America’s Appeal of ‘Hustle’ Case Verdict


first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Upwardly Revises Economic Growth Estimate for Q2 Next: HUD Puts $39 Million Toward Fighting Discrimination in Housing About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Bank of America Countrywide Lawsuits Mortgage-Backed Securities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Government Files Opposition to Bank of America’s Appeal of ‘Hustle’ Case Verdict Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 23, 2015 1,434 Views The U.S. government has filed an opposition to Bank of America’s appeal to dismiss a $1.27 billion penalty in a mortgage fraud case, according to media reports.Bank of America was ordered to pay a $1.27 billion civil penalty by Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York in July 2014 as a result of the bank’s alleged role in selling toxic mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the crisis. The U.S. Department of Justice sued Bank of America in August 2013, accusing the bank’s Countrywide division of misrepresenting the mortgage-backed securities it sold to the GSEs through a program known as the High Speed Swim Lane (HSSL, commonly known as “Hustle”).The government said the Hustle program emphasized speed over quality of the loans sold, and staff members were rewarded according to sales volume. In October 2013, a jury found Countrywide liable for selling toxic MBS to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the Hustle program. Bank of America has fought to have the verdict and the penalty dismissed, claiming not only that the Hustle program ended prior the bank’s 2008 acquisition of Countrywide, but that the government’s accusations in the case amount only to breach of contract and not fraud.In February, Rakoff denied the bank’s request to overturn the verdict and the request for a new trial. In April, Bank of America asked court to either reverse the judgment in the Hustle case or vacate the judgment and remand the case. If it is remanded, the bank asked Rakoff be removed from the case based on alleged partial public statements he made while the case was pending. When filing the appeal in April, Bank of America claimed that “the trial itself was riddled with errors at both the liability and penalty phases.” The bank also claims the federal law under which the government made the claim comes with a penalty of no more than $1.1 million.In Wednesday’s filing, the government reaffirmed its assertion that Countrywide committed fraud by knowingly selling poor-quality mortgage backed securities to the GSEs and misrepresenting the quality of those securities sold.Also charged in the case was former Countywide executive Rebecca Mairone, who was accused by the government of pushing the Hustle program against evidence that the loans being made were low-quality. Mairone was found liable by the jury and ordered to pay $1 million. She is appealing the decision; her attorneys contend that there was “insufficient evidence” for the jury to conclude that she knew about the low quality of the loans.The government’s lawsuit against Bank of America was a whistleblower suit originated from former Countrywide executive Edward O’Donnell, who is collecting $57 million for filing the whistleblower suit.In a separate case, Bank of America agreed to a record $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice in August 2014 over the packaging and selling of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities before the crisis. Bank of America Countrywide Lawsuits Mortgage-Backed Securities 2015-07-23 Brian Honea  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Government Files Opposition to Bank of America’s Appeal of ‘Hustle’ Case Verdict The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more