FEATURED: I&M Bank unveils new package to boost SMEs | The New Times

I &M bank Rwanda on Wednesday introduced Ganza na I&M SME banking project to elevate the market of microbusinesses, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The project launches as a countrywide campaign after a preliminary rollout in early January 2020.  Through specific products ranging from working capital, asset financing to account transactions, the bank has revolutionized its offering policy to bolster both startups and established businesses. “The objective is to transform the bank’s overall products in total and reshape our entire MSME business for the future,” Robin Bairstow, CEO of I&M Bank Rwanda said. “It will improve our SME banking offerings within this market by ensuring increased partnerships and tailor-made products that suit the segment specifically.” Ganza project comprises four major modules: customer value proposition, products, business models and sales strategies as well as credit risk management. In this phase, it is targeting tourism and hospitality sectors such as tour companies, restaurants, hotels and their suppliers among others. Further undertakings fall on the non-financial front including advisory services, capacity bui...

Personalised numberplates are very divisive things, prompting either admiration at the name or message on the

Personalised numberplates are very divisive things, prompting either admiration at the name or message on the plate, or derided for being a vanity item and dismissed as a waste of money.  Whatever you think of them, boggle at the top ten most expensive numberplates ever sold in the UK below. For reference, we’ve even calculated what else you could buy with the money, in car terms.  The registration plate 25 O relates to the most expensive car ever sold at auction: the Ferrari 250 GTO. The plate’s £518,480 price tag may be dwarfed by the car’s £30,750,300 final bid, but it’s the most expensive plate sold in the UK yet.  According to reports on the sale of the plate, it currently resides on, fittingly, a 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB (pictured), belonging to classic car dealer John Collins. The price of the plate could get you ten Audi TT RSs, but personalised plate vendor Regtransfers reckons it’s now increased in value, to £750,000 (fifteen TT RSs).  New-shape baby Peugeot fares well with improved rear end and small engines. Can it threaten the class leaders? Taking a close second place is the registration plate X 1. Little is known about the owner of the plate or what car it’s on,...

Brickhouse Frozen Products featured in state newsletter

The most recent Meat Messenger newsletter, which is written by the North Dakota State Meat and Inspection Program and published through the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, notes that Brickhouse Frozen Products LLC recently became the fourth selected establishment to participate in the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) Program. The Brickhouse Frozen Products facility in Jamestown produces nine varieties of Jonny B’s Frozen Pizzas. The handmade restaurant-style pizzas are sold at grocery stores, bars, gas stations and hotels locally and throughout the eastern half of North Dakota, according to Becky Schultz, secretary-treasurer, Brickhouse Frozen Products LLC. The approval for the CIS Program means Brickhouse Frozen Products may produce high-quality meat products under the overview of the North Dakota inspection program and ship the products across state lines, the newsletter said. Brickhouse Frozen Products produces almost 4,000 pizzas per week at the frozen manufacturing facility. “We are a Pride of Dakota member and are very excited on being able to expand our territory as many folks have inquired on receiving our product,” Schultz said. “Se...

Anderson: Hunting and fishing TV shows are still changing

Beginning in 1965 and continuing through 1986, “The American Sportsman” was broadcast on ABC, hosted by Curt Gowdy. Gowdy was an outdoorsman and broadcast journalist who stumbled across the show’s concept when ABC sent him to Argentina to fish with world famous angler Joe Brooks. The segment was slotted in an episode of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” “The public reaction was so strong a new series was born,” Gowdy, who died in 2006 at the age of 86, later recalled. At its core, “The American Sportsman” was a call to adventure that reflected and validated the interests of its viewers, while also transporting them, vicariously, to places they might never visit. In those respects, the show was a film version of American outdoor storytelling that began around campfires in the 1700s. So much has happened in the centuries since, particularly in the past 50 years, that Gowdy might not recognize the outdoors broadcasting “industry.” Now, as many Minnesotans settle in for a long winter of more “watching” than “doing,” they’ll see changes among hunting and fishing shows. Some hosts are handing their “star” duties to sons or daughters. And more outdoors viewing options than ever are availab...

36 Genius Things That Make Your Shoes & Clothing More Comfortable (That You Can Get On Amazon)

For the last few years, the fashion world has been enamored with comfortable, casual clothing, with trends like athleisure, normcore, and hygge-chic taking center stage. And while it’s certainly not time to retire your comfort-forward staples just yet, there are still moments where you might find yourself in an outfit (or shoes) that could use a bit of adjusting to feel their very best. Luckily, the tricks to making anything feel more comfortable are easier than you’d think: you just need to arm yourself with the right tools. So stock up on a few of these genius things that make your shoes and clothing more comfortable and you’ll never have to deal with a last-minute fashion emergency ever again. Even if you’re not planning to retire your athleisure collection anytime soon (who could blame you?), there are still plenty of smart products on this list that you’re sure to appreciate. This edit is packed with items that’ll not only make your clothes and shoes more comfortable, but will also save you time, prolong the life of your favorite pieces, and generally make the getting ready (and going out) process a lot less fussy. Some of the products are new-and-improved versions of...

The Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers Who Have Mastered Their In-Flight Makeup Routine

Every traveler has their go-to beauty essentials to make sure they look their best on the go. If you’re looking for beauty gifts that will make their life—and skincare routine—easier while traveling, look no further. These are our favorite products to give (and to keep) this holiday season, from travel vanity cases and makeup to tools that will keep skin glowing through any long-haul flight. The best part? Most of these beauty gifts will fit into any dopp kit. All products featured in this story are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This Chanel palette is a one-stop product for achieving a great holiday look on the go. It covers the face, eyes, and lips in a versatile range of shades. The compact includes a mirror, four deluxe brushes and a travel mascara for easy application. With so many shimmering and matte colors to choose from, you can create endless day- and night-time looks. Plus, the small size of the compact makes it  easy to travel with—it fits into almost any handbag. ‘Tis the season for sparkles, and who wouldn’t want to have glow-y, sparkly skin during the winte...

Black Friday 2019: Mechanical Keyboard Gift List [Updated]

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. When they start singing about favorite things, I always want to add “mechanical keyboards” somewhere in there. The tactile feel of the keys, the efficient clickity-clack, and the brilliant LED backlighting all combine to create devices that I’m thrilled to use, day-in, day-out.  But figuring out what to gift can be intimidating for someone who doesn’t know their purple optical switch from their Cherry MX. So here are some quick and easy choices that are sure to keep you happy this season.  The Das Keyboard 5Q is one of the best mechanical keyboards I’ve ever had the pleasure to review. The Gamma Zulu switches are a dream to type with and are rated as one of the longest-lasting of any switch on the market today. They’re clicky without being obnoxious. The LED backlighting is fully customizable and is consistently brilliant, even during the day and ...

Superdrug Black Friday offers include half price Harry Potter and Disney-themed advent calendars

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. HARRY Potter and Disney fans can enjoy a countdown filled with festive gifts inspired by their favourite characters this Christmas. And even better for those watching the galleons, you can get more than 50 per cent off on the magical products at Superdrug as part of the retailer’s Black Friday deals. There are 24 drawers for you to open, and the products include pencils, a wand pen, notepads, playing cards and sticky notes among other things. The Disney-themed calendar is filled with 12 beauty gifts including a vanilla lip balm, a coconut hand cream and bath salts. Other highlights in the offer include a Lynx countdown calendar available for £10 down from £25 for the male beauty buffs in your life. IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal. PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you shou...

Business ‘hatched’ at BGSU will be featured on ‘Today’

Business ‘hatched’ at BGSU will be featured on ‘Today’ By BGSU Marketing & Communications Sentinel-Tribune The phone rings. Pieces of Me Founder Elsa Vos hits the green accept button on her iPhone and learns that her business she started as a senior in college at Bowling Green State University is going to be featured on one of America’s most watched morning talk shows. Pieces of Me is set to be featured on “The Today Show” Thursday during the “Hoda and Jenna Show.” Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Please click the button below to manage your account. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Please click the button below to manage your account. Posted in News, Local News on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:48 pm. | Tags: Elsa Vos, Bowling Green State University, College Of Business, America, The Today Show, Grand Rapids, Major, United States, Netherlands, Hoda Show, Jenna Show, Michigan, Iphone Sentinel-TribunePhone number: 419-352-4611E-mail: kconcannon@aimmediamidwest.comAddress: 1616 E Wooster #15 Bowling Green, OH 43402 688zz © Copyright 2019, Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green, OH. Powered by BLOX Conten...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. It’s official—school is back in session. And if your house is anything like mine, the first question you’ll hear on that first day (other than “Do I really have to go back?”) is “When can I get a phone?” The decision whether or not to trust your child with a phone is a complicated one that’s full of hard-to-answer questions. Will they lose it? Is it durable enough to withstand being mishandled? Can you see or control what they’re doing on it?  If you’re looking for an iPhone, you might be tempted to go with a iPhone 7 or even an iPhone 6 if you can find one. I’d recommend against both. With the iPhone 11 just around the corner, both devices are on their way out. In fact, the iPhone 6 won’t even be supported by iOS 13. Better to go with a device that’s been around long enough that it no longer commands a price pr...

Here’s what Trader Joe’s new YouTube channel is all about

Fans of Trader Joe’s can see how some products are made, get recipes and more on the grocery chain’s new YouTube channel. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. The newly launched YouTube channel offers customers videos about recipes, featured products and how some of those products are made, such as its mini ice cream cones. On YouTube, it shows the channel started on April 23. As of today, Trader Joe’s has more than 6,500 subscribers to the channel. The video playlist has several categories including “How it’s Made,” “Recipes,” “Products,” and “Who We Are.” So far, there are 17 videos in all in addition to several Podcasts. The recipes videos are based on using, of course, Trader Joe’s products. Several are made in conjunction with Bon Appetit magazine staffers along with Trader Joe’s puppet mascot called the Fearless Flyer — the same name as grocery chain’s newsletter. The videos are fun, peppy and quirky. Some are animated or illustrated or have a voice over. One current video is touting how much they love celery, calling Trader Joe’s “your celery headquarter...