Aiico Insurance Plc ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

PDF of October 15 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Viral capitalism: Racist, sexist bosses kill jobsAnswer to fascist threat? Working class struggle!ALSO:Indigenous Peoples’ Day;ICE targets VietLead activist;Book Review ‘Capitalism on a Ventilator’;Cops & white supremacists.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Racism & federal executions;Jalil Muntaqim home!Free Kao Saelee!Abolitionist 10 point program.WORLD:Indonesia; Greece.Editorial:The rich, richer — The sick? SickerDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reason to be satisfied by resumption of ceremonies but ‘COVID complacency’…

first_imgPrint Welcoming the resumption in a statement today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Bishop Leahy also asked the public to think of the people of India as COVID sweeps with devastating consequences through their nation and asked the public to engage in a “marathon of prayer” that COVID passes.Said Bishop Leahy:  “The resumption of public ceremonies in churches from May 10th onwards is deeply satisfying in so many ways. It’s just great to feel we can be gathered as one, albeit with number limited, seeing each other, listening together to God’s Word, expressing ourselves as a community and taking part in the Mass that contains the great gift of the Eucharist.“Not everyone will understand the significance of it, but many people of faith see this as very, very positive in terms of their spiritual health and personal wellbeing.”Bishop Leahy expressed confidence, thanks to track record of already having managed a reopening, that public celebrations will be appropriately and carefully handled but he said that we cannot at any stage drop our guard.  And he paid tribute to priests and parish volunteers for their work.“Of course, we’ve been here before. We know how resumption of public ceremonies works. We have experience and are confident that the good measures put in place last summer will continue again this time.“But confidence crumbles and is worthless under complacency so we must at no stage let up.  COVID complacency is the enemy and we must redouble our efforts, not least we have come so far already.“I am extremely grateful to all the priests and parish volunteers for their commitment to ensuring safety and good orderly arrangements for attendance at religious ceremonies. We all need to be careful because the virus is still with us.”Speaking on the COVID crisis in India, he said:  “In this United World Week, while we look forward in hope to the coming weeks and months as more and more people get vaccinated, we need to keep in mind the tragic developments in India that is seeing so many being struck by the pandemic and so many dying. Let’s try to do whatever we can to help.”Continuing, he said:  “I would also invite people to take part in a ‘marathon’ of prayer that Pope Francis has launched for the month of May, a month we traditionally associate with Mary and prayer of the Rosary.“The purpose of the marathon of prayer is to ask God for an end to the pandemic and that normal social and work activities can resume. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleNew online exhibition and digital archive to be launched to highlight Limerick’s role in the War of IndependenceNext articleFinalists of Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards Announced Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsReason to be satisfied by resumption of ceremonies but ‘COVID complacency’ the enemy – Bishop LeahyBy Meghann Scully – May 3, 2021 207 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Bishop Brendan Leahy “One of the main Marian shrines of the world will lead this prayer each day. The Knock shrine will take this lead on May 10th with a focus in its prayer for people with disabilities.“Many are generously doing virtual marathons for good causes these days. It would be great if many could join this spiritual marathon by committing themselves to saying all or some part of a Rosary each day.” he added. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy said that it is right to have a feeling of deep satisfaction over the resumption of public ceremonies but said that COVID complacency will be the enemy and we must not allow it to undo the good work. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

LGH manager admits second breast surgeon is not a realistic option

first_imgHomepage BannerNews LGH manager admits second breast surgeon is not a realistic option By News Highland – March 2, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital says he believes the agreement reached on Friday last regarding the way forward for breast cancer services is the right one.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Sean Murphy says the appointment of another General Surgeon at the hospital will allow services continue and provide Consultant Breast Surgeon Michael Sugrue with the support and back up that he needs.Mr Murphy says while he and Mr Sugrue both favoured the appointment of a second breast surgeon, it’s now clear this is not a realistic option……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePlanning permissions down in Donegal but house commencements are upNext articleFianna Fail’s Health Spokesperson to visit Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Advocates, Advocate Clerks Can Commute To Offices And Courts On Production Of ID Proof: State Tells Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesAdvocates, Advocate Clerks Can Commute To Offices And Courts On Production Of ID Proof: State Tells Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas5 May 2021 1:16 AMShare This – xThe State has assured the Kerala High Court that advocates and their clerks will be allowed to move to and from their offices, courts, another other legal fora amid restrictions imposed on movement in the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the State of Kerala.The Government’s submission came in response to Public Interest Litigation by a lawyer named Melwin Byju, through Advocate G Sreekumar (Chelur) who sought allowances on the movement of advocates amid the restrictions imposed in Kerala to curtail the spread of Covid-19.The Vacation Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath recorded the State’s submission and directed that the case be posted on Friday for further hearing.However, advocates would not be exempt from checking, but would be allowed movement upon production of identity documents and on disclosing where they were headed, the Senior Government Pleader submitted.Notably, another petition, moved yesterday by the All India Association of Jurists and a lawyer, through Advocates John Mani V, Sriram Parakkat, Jayant S, Jackson Johny, Sethulakshmi KK, Gayathri Menon, Xavier Thomas V T, MS Vishnu Shankar also urges for a designation of advocates as essential service workers.The plea averred that lawyers play a key role in the administration of justice and facilitate access to justice, which is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution.”The continuous functioning of the Judiciary cannot be put to rest and therefore, it has to function at all times with the participation of the advocates and hence by its very nature services rendered by Advocates, Advocates Clerks and their offices is an essential service as the same caters to the citizens fundamental right to access to justice through an Advocate enshrined under Article 14, 21 and 22(1) of the Constitution,” the petition stresses.Stating that their representations to the effect went unheeded, the plea takes issue with the fact that print and electronic media have been included within the category of essential service workers.”The Petitioners are also aggrieved by apparent arbitrary discrimination being done by the 1st and 2nd respondents (state) against the entire fraternity of legal profession by not including them in the category of essential service, whereas the respondents have included even print and electronic media in the category permitted to function during the Covid pandemic,” the petition stated.Byju’s petition is expected to be taken up next on Friday, May 7, 2021.Click here to download the orderTagsEssential Service Advocates Act 1963 Kerala High Court #Lockdown Lockdown restrictions Lockdown Measures Justice Kauser Edappagath Justice Devan Ramachandran Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking down the string of attacks on Jehovah’s Witness houses of worship

first_imganouchka/iStock(SEATTLE) — A string of attacks on houses of worship used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington state are under investigation.There have been four instances of arson and one shooting — spanning nine months and four locations — that investigators believe are connected to one another.“As these incidents were located in close proximity to each other, it is believed that they are related,” said Jason Chudy, the public information officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Seattle division.“ATF is working closely with multiple local law enforcement agencies in these ongoing investigations,” Chudy said.Chudy said that the investigation is ongoing and they are not publicly discussing “any suspects, if any, that we’ve identified.” March 19: Two arson attacksTwo different houses of worship, referred to as Kingdom Halls, were targeted on the same day.The two houses of worship, one in Tumwater, the other three miles away in Olympia, were set on fire.“Damage to both was minor, limited to the exterior structures,” Chudy said.Tumwater Fire Chief Scott LaVielle said that the Tumwater building sustained about $15,000 worth of damage, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.May 15: ShootingA little under two months later, another house of worship was attacked in the town of Yelm.In this case, a suspect or suspects fired 35 rifle rounds at the Kingdom Hall.Chudy said the shooting caused more than $10,000 in damage.July 3: ArsonThe fourth attack revisited one of the earlier targets, as the Kingdom Hall on Cain Road in the town of Olympia was lit on fire once again.This attack “completely destroyed” the building, Chudy said.On July 18, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza said that the four attacks up to this point are considered hate crimes, according to KOMO-TV.Dec. 7: ArsonAfter a five-month break, another attack was reported at the Kingdom Hall in the town of Lacey, closer to the first two targets. The building was “completely destroyed.”Snaza expressed frustration at the series of attacks.“Why is this specific religion being targeted? Why are these churches being targeted? What are they doing that is so wrong and oppressive?” Snaza said, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.“It makes you feel really ill about somebody who has some sort of animosity towards any religion, yet alone a Jehovah’s Witness of Kingdom Hall,” Snaza said, according to KOMO. “So how frustrating is it that people who find a solemn place of worship, and now it’s being destroyed?”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

In my world

first_imgI got a phone call this morning, congra-tulating me on being shortlisted for the Young Male of the Year at the Scottish Achievements Awards 2009 and asking me to prepare a speech, should I be the winner on Thursday, 25 June.I am, of course, very pleased, excited and honoured to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award and as I think about all the things I want to say in that speech and all the people I want to thank, one question constantly comes to mind: Why is it that I do what I do?I think many of us who run our own businesses sometimes ponder over the same thought and I suppose we don’t all share the same answers. Some do it for the buzz, some for the money, and some for the freedom. I share all of the above, but most importantly of all, I love doing what I’m doing and I will continue to do it at the pace I’m doing it, if not faster, until I stop enjoying what I’m doing. At that point it will be time to stop and move on.This brings me to the next question, which is the exit strategy. Do we all have one in place? Do we all know what route we will take when thinking of either retiring, moving on or simply selling our business? A recent survey in the Financial Times showed that the vast majority of entrepreneurs (74%) in the UK were risking long-term business success by not giving proper thought to their exit strategies.If we actually think about it, an entrepreneur’s first objective tends to be to create a business upon which to build value. We often only consider selling that business when first approached by a potential buyer. This can leave us unprepared and at a disadvantage. Having a clear exit strategy in place from the outset may sound counter-intuitive but is, in fact, essential.It is vital to plan for the future, growing the value and attractiveness of the business by implementing a clear development strategy from the beginning, including putting in place a strong management team to lead the business following the eventual departure of the entrepreneur.Unfortunately, many do not have such plans and processes in place and that lack of planning can result in difficulty agreeing a price, with owners reluctant to give potential investors access to vital financial information. This ultimately results in not achieving the best value for the business.My view is that we should all sit down and reflect on what we have done so far, what we’re currently doing, and where we want to be in five years. If this means not being in the same business, it’s vital to start thinking about a strategy.Here are two questions for you: what do you want to achieve or avoid? The answer you give to this question provides your objectives. How will you go about achieving your desired results? The answer to this question you can call strategy.last_img read more

Student sells artisan crafts

first_imgAfter spending time in Gao, Mali, graduate student Katie Conlon stayed in touch with a group of artisans and will sell their handmade goods at a fundraiser today from noon to 6 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library Main Hall. Conlon, a first year Master’s student in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, said she lived in Mali for more than two years and worked with artisans in the northern part of the country. “When I was in Peace Corps in Gao, Mali [from 2005 to 2007], my post was in Small Business Development and I worked with this group of artisans,” Conlon said. “I have been in contact with them ever since.”   The Sahara jewelry Conlon is selling, mostly metalwork and beadwork made by Tuareg and Songhai refugees, will benefit approximately 60 artisans and their families in Mali. Rebels took over Northern Mali in March 2012, and Islamic fundamentalist rebels conquered in April 2012, according to Conlon. More than 400,000 people in northern Mali became refugees, fleeing the repression by going south or into neighboring countries. “The town was taken over by extremists, buildings were destroyed, the market bombed, and economy has been put in ruin and people have been just barely surviving,” Conlon said. Conlon said the economic situation has been incredibly difficult as most infrastructure, including the markets, was destroyed in the fighting.   “This fundraiser is to help people rebuild and make a peaceful transition,” she said. “It is also a way of honoring the culture and traditions of the North.”   Conlon said she hopes people at the fundraiser will learn more about a part of the world they might be unfamiliar with and walk away with an interest in Mali’s culture. “Hopefully, … people will find a nice treasure to buy to support the people of Gao in their post-conflict reconstruction,” Conlon said. “Students who are also interested in peace studies and Peace Corps will find this helpful and informational.” Contact Charitha Isanaka at [email protected]last_img read more

Pots, plants, poison

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgia Work-of-art containers brimmingwith bright blooms can make youwish they flanked the entry to yourhome. And they could. On “Gardeningin Georgia” Aug. 30 and Sept. 1,learn from the designers at Georgia’sfamous Sea Island resort, The Cloister.“Gardening in Georgia” airs onGeorgia Public Broadcasting stationsacross Georgia each Thursday at 7p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and6:30 p.m.Large banana trees are attractivein a tropical sort of way, mostly fortheir broad leaves. But a whole newclass of bananas are grown for theirbeautiful flowers. Richard Wallacetakes show host Walter Reeves on a tour of bananasthat aren’t edible but definitely haveappeal.Elephant ears are big, green andgorgeous. But they’re also poisonousin some situations. Reeves shows how elephant eargrows. He distinguishes betweendasheen and elephant ear and showswhy an elephant ear’s sap can bedangerous.Slimy, hammerhead worms mightbe the ugliest creatures you’ll eversee on TV. They’re found underdamp rocks, where they prey onearthworms. Reeves explains whystomping them isn’t the way to controlthis odd planaria.“Gardening in Georgia” is coproducedby GPB and the UGA Collegeof Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. Each show is geared toGeorgia soils, climate and growingconditions.The 2007 season is made possiblethrough an underwriting gift fromMcCorkle Nurseries and supportfrom the Metro Atlanta Landscapeand Turf Association. For more on“Gardening in Georgia,” read more

Barre’s Northern Power Systems to receive $683,000 in recovery funds

first_imgUS Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Wednesday announced $683,388 in recovery funding for Barre, Vermont’s Northern Power Systems. Northern Power was one of just 28 wind energy projects nationwide to receive nearly $13.8 million in Department of Energy funding intended for research, testing and analysis. The federal investment was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.In announcing the funding, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu noted that wind power capacity in the U.S. increased by 8,558 megawatts in 2008. A nationwide investment of $16 billion in 2008 made the U.S. the fastest-growing wind power market in the world for the fourth consecutive year.Sen. Leahy said, This reflects the priorities for Vermont and the nation that we have pursued on the Appropriations Committee, and I m pleased to see another tangible result in this announcement about Vermont s Northern Power Systems project.  These projects will help to strengthen our economy while also growing green jobs and will take us farther in expanding our renewable energy deployment here at home.Sen. Sanders said, We must move, as aggressively as possible, to become energy independent, to address the crisis of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and, in the process, create millions of new jobs over a period of years in the clean-energy field. Federal investment in Vermont s green jobs sector is another welcome sign that Vermont can be a national leader in this area.Rep. Welch said, This federal investment in Vermont s economic recovery will enhance Northern Power s ability to compete in the rapidly growing clean energy economy. These funds will create good jobs in Vermont and further enhance the state s leadership in developing renewable energy resources.Source: Sanders’ office. WASHINGTON (Wednesday, July 15) —last_img read more