Maendeleo Bank Plc ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgMaendeleo Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Maendeleo Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Maendeleo Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Maendeleo Bank Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMaendeleo Bank Plc is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering banking products and services to micro entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises and corporate clients. It offers the full spectrum of financial solutions ranging from current, savings and time deposit accounts to micro, small and medium-sized loans. Maendeleo Bank also offers insurance solutions for business, domestic, motor, personal accident, group personal accident and all risks insurance; as well as foreign exchange products, investment services in government securities and mobile and internet banking. Maendeleo Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Role of youth highlighted at International Anglican Family Network consultation

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] A delegation of young adults from the Diocese of Lusaka helped a regional consultation on families under pressure to “revisit our thinking about the place of young people in our families, communities and churches.” Each of the 15 dioceses in the Church of the Province of Central Africa sent one male and one female participant to the six-day consultation, which was organized by the International Anglican Family Network. They were joined on one day by 26 young people from the Diocese of Lusaka, who challenged them to think about the tensions between “digitally native” young people and elderly BBCs – people “Born Before Computers.”Read the full article. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Role of youth highlighted at International Anglican Family Network consultation Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Washington, DC Youth & Young Adults Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Oct 19, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

House in Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F Arquitetos

first_imgCopyHouses•Santo Antônio do Pinhal, Brazil Projects House in Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F Arquitetos ArchDaily Save this picture!© Pedro Napolitano Prata+ 53 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: H+F Arquitetos Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Casa do Ferro Caçapava, Gilberto Lajes, Gruppo Telhas, Lajes e Blocos ModeloCollaborators:Luisa Fecchio, Natália Tanaka, Tammy Almeida, Ivan Mazel, Thiago Moretti, Carolina Millani, Thiago BenucciLandscape:Guilherme PetrellaStructure And Foundations:Sérgio José Brandão de Oliveira e Thiago Mazzutti GuerraProject Architects:Eduardo Ferroni, Pablo HereñúAssociate Architect:Anne DieterichCity:Santo Antônio do PinhalCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro Napolitano PrataText description provided by the architects. Located on the edge of a forest reserve in the south of the Sierra de Mantiqueira region, the house sits on the slope through three successive stages, focusing on different terrain situations.Save this picture!Plan – Living Room+ 53The distribution of the program emphasizes the contrast between two opposite situations: the room facing the landscape, on the upper level, and the rooms to the forest, at the intermediate level.Save this picture!© Pedro Napolitano PrataSave this picture!© Pedro Napolitano PrataThe interior folds through external terraces on the roofs of the lower levels, and advances over the terrain in areas earned from the slope in order to expand the “floor” of the living spaces.Save this picture!Cortesia de H+F Arquitetos+ 53The building was designed in two complementary stages: the first stage contains the arrimos, bearing walls and floors of the office (lower level) and rooms (intermediate level). To assemble the structure we used small profiles, supported by masonry walls.Save this picture!© Pedro Napolitano PrataSave this picture!© Pedro Napolitano PrataProject gallerySee allShow lessSou Fujimoto’s Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion WeekArchitecture News2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\ArchitectureEvent Share “COPY” Brazil “COPY” Photographs:  Pedro Napolitano Prata Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2011 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse in Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F Arquitetos Houses Photographs CopyAbout this officeH+F ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto Antônio do PinhalBrazilPublished on October 14, 2015Cite: “House in Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F Arquitetos” [Casa em Santo Antônio do Pinhal / H+F Arquitetos] 14 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore 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 streamlast_img read more

30 years of payroll giving marked at National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

first_img The winners of the 2017 National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards were announced yesterday at Clothworkers Hall in London.The Entertainer took top prize for Best Overall Campaign and The Royal Mail singled out for special recognition with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The latter was appropriate given that 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the government scheme that enables employees to give regularly and tax-effectively from their payroll.SEE ALSO: Royal Mail marks 30 years of payroll giving with special postmarkThe awards were presented by Peter Lewis, CEO, Institute of Fundraising and Panikos Efthimiou, Chair of The Association of Payroll Giving Organisations and Mervi Slade, Chair of Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Entertainer wins at the Payroll Giving Awards 2017Diamond Payroll Giving Quality MarkThe 30th anniversary of payroll giving in the UK was further marked by the introduction of the Diamond Payroll Giving Quality Mark. This recognises the growing number of organisations which are committed to continuing to achieve 30% uptake of Payroll Giving amongst all employees.Peter Lewis said: “Over the last 30 years Payroll Giving has been a hugely important way for people to support causes they care about. We’ve seen committed employers, passionate fundraisers and supportive partners across the sector create innovative and exciting campaigns that have raised millions and millions of pounds for charities in the most tax effective way.“Over the next few years we know that Payroll Giving can grow and grow – we want to see more companies and employers start Payroll Giving schemes, or re-energise existing schemes, which will inspire people to give their long-term support.”Delighted to report that RBS has just been announced winners of the Most Successful Sustained Scheme at the National Payroll Giving Awards! Since payroll giving launched 30 years ago our scheme has generated over £100 million for charities.— Michael Duncan (@MichaelD2902) November 22, 2017  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: Awards payroll giving tax-effective giving Huge congratulations to Royal Mail Group who win Lifetime AchievementAward ??? @RoyalMail— Payroll Giving (@PayrollGiving) November 22, 2017 Howard Lake | 23 November 2017 | News Mervi Slade, who headed the judging panel said: “This year’s entries were heartening as they showed a real mix of case studies. It was good to see new blood coming up with creative ways to launch a Payroll Giving scheme as well as organisations which had already had considerable success continuing to drive uptake and achieve record breaking results. “It was also refreshing to see some businesses recognise the fact that their scheme had not been performing well and take action to transform employee engagement and donor levels.” CAF payroll giving scheme exceeds £1 billion in 30 years (3 April 2017)Givey study reveals barriers to payroll giving but employees still keen to donate (8 December 2016) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 30 years of payroll giving marked at National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards  159 total views,  1 views today 2017 winnersBest Overall Campaign: The EntertainerLifetime Achievement Award: The Royal MailBest Fundraiser: Mark Slade from The Payroll Giving TeamBest Corporate Champion: Debbie Bullock of AvivaBest Government and Public Sector Employer: CIPPMost Innovative Scheme:   Large – Arriva, Medium – Valero, Small – Arag Plc.Best Promotional Partnership: Mega – Sainsbury’s, Large – Costco, Medium – Experian, Small – Chesterton’s Global Ltd.Most Successful Sustained Scheme: Mega: RBS; Large- Arriva; Medium-The Entertainer; Small – BalcasCool to see employers who are new to Payroll Giving picking up awards @ARAG_UK outstanding employees?— Payroll Giving (@PayrollGiving) November 22, 2017last_img read more

ECRW candidate forum set for Wednesday

first_imgLocal NewsGovernment Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By admin – February 16, 2018 Facebook ECRW candidate forum set for Wednesday Twitter Ector County Republican Women logo The Ector County Republican Women are hosting a candidate forum during their regular meeting Wednesday featuring both local and state candidates.Candidates will be available for a meet and greet at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the forum will begin at noon Wednesday at the Odessa Country Club, a news release said. Lunch is $15 per person. Local candidates participating in the forum will include:>> County Judge candidates Debi Hays and Chris Fostel.>> County Commissioner Pct. 2 candidates Greg Simmons and Brandon Tate.>> County Commissioner Pct. 4 candidates Arlo Chavira and Russell Wright.The state candidates will include Stefano D’Stefano and Bruce Jacobson Jr., who are running against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and Judge Michelle Slaughter, incumbent candidate for Court of Appeals Place 8.“ECRW meetings are open to interested Republicans men, women and students,” the release said. Previous articleWoman charged with assaulting girlfriendNext articleOPD searching for auto burglary suspects adminlast_img read more

Public Interest Litigation Is Not A Pill Or Panacea For All Wrongs And Can’t Be Used For Suspicious Products Of Mischief: HP HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPublic Interest Litigation Is Not A Pill Or Panacea For All Wrongs And Can’t Be Used For Suspicious Products Of Mischief: HP HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay11 Aug 2020 10:16 PMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday (05th August) took up a plea seeking the postponement of the ‘HP Subordinate Allied Services (Main) Examination-2019’ to any subsequent dates, post normalization of COVID-19 crisis.[Note: The said examination was conducted on 6th (Thursday) and 7th (Friday) August at various examination centres established in Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala.]A…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday (05th August) took up a plea seeking the postponement of the ‘HP Subordinate Allied Services (Main) Examination-2019’ to any subsequent dates, post normalization of COVID-19 crisis.[Note: The said examination was conducted on 6th (Thursday) and 7th (Friday) August at various examination centres established in Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala.]A bench comprising Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan & Jyotsna Rewal Dua made strong observations against the plea filed by the petitioner (named Himanshu) who claimed to have filed the petition as Pro Bono Publico.While noting that the pleas raised were absolutely fallacious, the bench remarked,”…the attractive brand name of public interest litigation cannot be used for suspicious products of mischief. It has to be aimed at redressal of genuine public wrong or public injury and not publicity-oriented or founded on personal vendetta or private motive. The process of the Court cannot be abused for oblique considerations by masked phantoms who monitor at times from behind.”In the present case, the court while examining the credentials of the petitioner noted that the petitioner was neither a candidate nor had any concern with the examination in question.The court observed that “even as per the averments made in the petition, there are as many as 2331 candidates who would be taking the examination in question and none of such candidates, who are otherwise well educated and qualified, had approached the Court for postponing the examination in question.” (emphasis supplied)Further, it was also made clear by the court that the mere fact that the petitioner claims himself to be the resident of the State of Himachal Pradesh will also not furnish him a cause of action for grant of the reliefs as sought for in the said petition for the simple reason that the petitioner himself claims to have filed this petition on behalf of those candidates, who were to take the examination. The order stated,”The common rule of locus-standi in such cases is relaxed so as to enable the Court to look into the grievances complained of on behalf of the poor, deprive, deprivation, illiterate and the disabled and who cannot vindicate the legal wrong or legal injury caused to them for any violation of any constitutional or legal right. But, then while protecting the rights of the people from being violated in any manner, utmost care has to be taken that the Court does not transgress its jurisdiction nor does it entertain petitions which are motivated.In the present case, as a last ditch effort, the learned Counsel for the petitioner also submitted before the bench that the petition had been filed on behalf of the candidates but their names have intentionally not been disclosed or else the respondent No. 1 (Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission) would be vindictive towards such candidates. However, the court dismissed this argument as well.The Court reiterated the fact that the candidates are well educated and qualified and if aggrieved, they would have themselves approached the court directly and would not have set up the petitioner as their stooge.Further, highlighting the purpose of a PIL, the court remarked”Public interest litigation is not a pill or panacea for all wrongs. It is essentially meant to protect the basic human rights of the weak and disadvantaged. Public interest litigation is a weapon which has to be used with great care and circumspection and the Judiciary has to be extremely careful to see that behind the beautiful veil of public interest, ugly private malice, vested interest and/or public interest seeking is not lurking.” The court also clarified that Public Interest Litigation has to be used as an effective weapon in the armoury of law for delivering justice to the citizens. The courts must do justice by the promotion of good faith and prevent the law from crafty invasions. The bench reminded itself that the court must maintain social balance by interfering for the sake of justice and refuse to entertain where it is against the social justice and the public good. Lastly, the bench noted that the petition is nothing but a publicity oriented petition and not a Public Interest Litigation and the same was accordingly dismissed with costs of Rs.10,000/- to be paid to the ‘H.P. High Court Advocates’ Welfare Association’.Case Details: Case Title: Himanshu v. Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission & Ors.Case No.: CWPIL NO. 6 of 2020Quorum: Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan & Justice Jyotsna Rewal DuaAppearance: Advocate Akshay Agarwal & Advocate Tejasvi Verma (for the Petitioner); Advocate Vikrant Thakur (for the respondent No. 1); Advocate General Ashok Sharma (for respondent No. 2); Deputy Advocate General Seema Sharma (for respondent No. 3).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Folkmoot on tap Friday

first_img Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Fayson steps up to lead CHHS When Lise Fayson was named interim principal of Charles Henderson High School on Aug. 5, she had less than a… read more Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Michael Reno Harrell is not going to let a good time pass him by.The nationally acclaimed storyteller will take a slight detour on his way to a concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to traverse the red clay roads of Pike County to participate in Folkmoot 200 at Lake Simmie Friday night.A Folkmoot is a gathering and what better time for a gathering of those who have been a part of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime, than during Alabama Bicentennial year, the year the state is celebrating it stories. And, who better to take center stage at Folkmoot 200 than a man who sings about, plays about and tells about those good ol’ days.Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, producer of “Come Home” said Michael Reno Harrell is a popular performer at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and is “one of us.” Folkmoot on tap Friday Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Print Article “It will be good to get together and share memories, look at photographs, sing and maybe even dance,” he said. “We’ll be well entertained by Michael Reno Harrell and celebrate just being together.“We understand there are a lot of conflicts on Friday night so we invite everyone to come and stay or come and go, either way we hope to see a lot of familiar faces at Lake Simmie Friday night.”Lake Simmie is located three miles south of Brundidge. Turn on County Road 4423 at the red roof barn. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip “We have shared experiences and Michael even talks like us,” Bowden said. “We are looking forward to his music and his stories as a part of Folkmoot 200. It will be an informal gathering of those who have been a part of our folklife play for 17 years.Bowden said the play opened in 2002 with few expectations.“We never thought that we would be still going in Alabama’s Bicentennial year,” he said. “The success of ‘Come Home’ has been its simplicity. It’s homefolks telling stories that have endured with time. We don’t have any actors in our folklife play, only storytellers. And, it’s real. The old people are old people. There’s no baby powder in our hair and the kids are kids or they were.”Bowden said Folkmoot 200 will recognize and honor those who started the play in the fall of 2002 and those who have kept it going and are keeping it going. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Latest Storieslast_img read more

Boston Properties gives dim outlook on co-working

first_imgFull Name* Email Address* The real estate investment trust took the $38 million write-off on rent income from its co-working tenants, company executives said.It also switched its accounting method from recognizing future rent payments under the accrual basis to only recording current rents on the cash accounting basis.Boston Properties executives said nearly all their flexible-space tenants have sought some kind of rent relief, and the company has concluded that their difficulty paying rent will continue.It’s a sharp turnaround for the REIT, which had been one of the more vocal supporters of co-working during the industry’s rapid expansion. WeWork, for instance, leases about 220,000 square feet at Dock 72, the 675,000-square-foot office building in Brooklyn that Boston Properties is co-developing with Rudin Management.Linde said the company will be more hesitant to do leases with co-working firms in the future, though will look to do flexible space itself.“This makes it clear we don’t have a lot of appetite for doing these leases with other people on a going-forward basis,” he said.Boston Properties also took a $60 million write-off on Dock 72, citing an extension of the timeline to fully lease up the project.Contact Rich Bockmann Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*center_img Share via Shortlink TagsBoston Properties Boston Properties president Doug Linde with Dock 72. (Beth Israel Lahey, Dock 72) Boston Properties just made one of the most damning statements a major landlord has given on the co-working industry: It took a big write-off in recognition that flex tenants will struggle to pay rents.“This industry is just simply facing revenue challenges,” Boston Properties president Doug Linde said on the company’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday. “We just looked at the world and said, These guys are going to have a really rough time.”The company posted net income for the fourth quarter of $24.9 million, down 86 percent from $176 million during the same period last year.Read moreBoston Properties’ Q3 income drops 17%What, We worry? Execs express confidence in Dock 72 projectRudin: No regrets on WeWork betslast_img read more

Planning ahead

first_imgNational Cupcake Week13-19 month sees the second National Cupcake Week, organised by BB in partnership with Food Network UK and sponsored by Chevler and Renshaw.The Week will provide bakers with an unrivalled opportunity to generate extra sales. In preparation, British Baker launched its UK-wide search for the country’s Best Cupcake and received a fantastic response, with over 60 entries. Judging took place on 3 August, when the top seven winners one for each day of the week were selected, and the Overall Champion was chosen (pages 14-17).Attract new customers and reward your loyal clientele with some special cupcakes. Decorate your windows with a colourful cupcake display and do everything in your power to bag those extra sales.last_img read more

Tom Conti on Losing His Tony & Starring in London’s Twelve Angry Men

first_img Which, presumably, you did? Yes, our producer Bill Kenwright said I should go and see the play—I got a real rush out of it and thought it would be very good fun to be in. As I was coming out of the door of the theater, the phone rang and it was Bill saying, “Well?”, and I said, “Let’s have a go”—and opened three weeks later [laughs]. Despite achieving renown in the U.S., you’ve kept London as home. There were two points in my life where I did consider uprooting the family to the States—the first was around the time of the play in New York, but I didn’t know America well enough and I was concerned about my daughter, Nina, who was five at the time and so at the point of starting serious school. It’s Tony Award season at the moment on Broadway. Do you recall much of your own Tony experience? I remember it very well; it was a hugely exciting night! The curious thing was that until I got to New York, I had never heard of the Tonys and then someone said, “You’ve been nominated for a Tony,” and I said, “That’s very nice, what is it?” and I was told and realized that this was really something—and didn’t expect for a moment to win. It’s been 35 years since Tom Conti won a Tony Award for his career-defining performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway?, followed five years later by his Oscar-nominated star turn in Reuben, Reuben. Since then, the 72-year-old actor has romanced Pauline Collins on screen in Shirley Valentine and done time in Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises, in addition to returning regularly to the London stage. This season, he can be found succeeding Martin Shaw as Juror No. 8 in the extended run of Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre, alongside Jeff Fahey and Robert Vaughn. caught up with the ever-charming Scotsman to talk takeovers, Tonys, and sustaining a career. What’s interesting about your role as a bed-ridden quadriplegic in Whose Life Is It Anyway? is that the part went on to be played by women—Mary Tyler Moore and later, Kim Cattrall. That idea came from a conversation [London co-star] Jane Asher and I had had in London where she said, “Why don’t we swap sometimes and I can go in the bed and you can be the doctor?” And I thought, “That’s a truly wonderful idea!” Our director gave us that look of “How bloody stupid can actors be!?” What appeals to you about Reginald Rose’s writing? To me, what’s strange and wonderful about this is that it’s actually a feel-good play: it’s a play about heroism, in a way, and one man’s dogged resistance to apathy and hatred. Audiences always respond to the notion of one guy against the world: That’s the stuff of classic drama. Do you keep the trophy on display? Funny you should mention that. My housekeeper likes to move things around, so I’m not sure what ledge it’s on at the moment; I must check. Welcome back to the West End! You’re replacing Martin Shaw in the leading role—has it been a steep learning curve? It has been, and I’m not sure I would do it again, though I took over once before [from the late Peter O’Toole in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell] so I know how these things work. The only reason to do it is if you really want to. You could still do it in a few years. We’ll see, though as I get older, I do think L.A. would be a nice place to be. I’ve always liked working in America. There always seem to be all sorts of possibilities there, especially now that your country produces some really stunningly good TV. But the gender change happened nonetheless. It did because they couldn’t get anyone to take over from me and then the idea of [the role] being a woman re-emerged. Mary [Tyler Moore] came to see it and immediately said yes she’d like to do it. She was wonderful in the part and tremendously courageous. It was terribly exciting for me to see her do it because I’d been in love with Mary Tyler Moore for years—as we all were. You got a real taste of the movie blockbuster world with The Dark Knight Rises. That felt ginormous, no doubt about it. One doesn’t often work on movies of that size. I remember going to work in the morning thinking that this must have been what it was like in the old days of Hollywood where you had to go to an ocean to have an ocean. So much now happens via CGI, but Chris [Nolan, director] prefers to work on a huge scale that really is quite astounding. And the other? 10 years ago, my wife and I had pretty well decided to buy a house in L.A. and get green cards and just when all that was happening, suddenly my daughter was married and pregnant, so everything just stopped. We thought, we can’t go away and leave her with a new baby coming. So in both cases, my daughter was the determining factor! That’s unusual—any idea why that might be? It’s partly because the British do so much capital-A acting when they take on Shakespeare. It’s such a relief when you see people like Kevin Kline or Meryl Streep doing Shakespeare. They’re sensational because they can just talk whereas the British too often act Shakespeare, and I run screaming from the exit. Amid so varied a career, you haven’t done that much of the bread-and-butter of many a British actor’s life: Shakespeare. That’s true. I was in Julie Taymor’s film of The Tempest but the truth is that every time I think I would like to do a Shakespeare, I realize that for myself I get far more pleasure from reading Shakespeare than from watching it. View Commentslast_img read more