Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Donate your tax rebate online, says US group

first_img Howard Lake | 18 June 2001 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Donate Tax Rebate, Group Urges, by By Albert B. Crenshaw at the Washington Post. Donate your tax rebate online, says US group US think-tank Third Millennium is urging US tax-payers who are about to get their annual tax rebate to donate it to charity.US think-tank Third Millennium is urging US tax-payers who are about to get their annual tax rebate to donate it to charity. They have set up a Web site to promote the campaign. This links through to Helping.org which will process credit card donations online for US non-profits.Rebates are typically worth up to $300 for individuals and $600 for couples. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Judge orders journalist to surrender notes to Cheney’s former chief of staff

first_img News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas May 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge orders journalist to surrender notes to Cheney’s former chief of staff to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release yesterday of Judith Miller (photo), who spent 12 weeks in prison for refusing to reveal a source. Today, after being released by her source from her promise of confidentiality, she will have to name the source and betray the principle of confidentiality in exchange for her freedom. Reporters Without Borders regrets that a key principle of journalism is thus being flouted. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders today deplored a judge’s decision that Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper’s notes of his conversations with Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, should be handed over to the lawyers defending Libby on charges of perjury and obstructing justice.Federal judge Reggie B. Walton’s 26 May ruling “failed to respect the independence of the press,” the press freedom organisation said.Libby is suspected of telling Cooper and other journalists that Valerie Plame, the wife of a foreign service officer who criticised the Iraq invasion decision, was a CIA agent. He is currently accused of perjury and obstructing justice for allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about the source of the Plame leak. The case is expected to come to trial next January.Libby and his lawyers are meanwhile on the counter-attack, trying to cast doubt on the good faith of the journalists he supposedly took into his confidence. As well as Cooper, he has also asked Judith Miller of the New York Times and Andrea Mitchell of NBC News to surrender notes, files and e-mails that could help his defence.After examining the files, Judge Walton said he found a few differences between Cooper’s notes of his conversations with Libby and the written account he submitted to a preliminary hearing before a grand jury, and that he was therefore ordering Cooper to hand them over to Libby’s lawyers. “For the time being,” his decision did not concern Miller or Mitchell, he said. Walton said journalists did not have First Amendment protection in a criminal case.Cooper and Miller were found guilty of contempt of court twice for refusing to reveal their sources. After the supreme court refused to rule on their case on 27 June 2005, Cooper avoided going to prison by naming Libby as his source. Miller was imprisoned from 6 July to 29 September when she, too, finally gave in. She has since left the New York Times.__________________________________________________________________________30.09.05 – Judith Miller is freed, but at the expense of the confidentiality of sources Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release yesterday of New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who had been in prison since 6 July for refusing to reveal a source, but the organisation regretted that, in order to obtain her freedom, she has been forced to violate the principle that journalists’ sources are confidential.“Miller’s release is obviously good news in itself, but she recovered her freedom in exchange for naming her source, albeit with the source’s agreement, which means that the principle of the confidentiality of sources, one of the pillars of journalism, has been flouted,” the press freedom organisation said.“The fight must go on for recognition of this principle by the US federal justice system,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that congress, where two bills on this question have been presented, will tackle this quickly.”Miller emerged yesterday afternoon from Alexandria federal prison in the eastern state of Virginia where she had spent nearly 12 weeks. She was released under an agreement with federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who held her in contempt of court for refusing to name her source in the case of Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent whose name was leaked to the press in 2003.Miller’s refusal led to her being sentenced twice by a federal appeal court, as was Matthew Cooper of Time. After the supreme court on 27 June refused to take up their case, Cooper avoided going to prison by finally agreeing to name his source but Miller continued to refuse. The New York Times has reported that her source was Lewis Libby, a close aide of Vice-President Dick Cheney. Miller is expected to confirm this today to the grand jury of the federal appeal court that previously sent her to jail.It is now up to legislators to settle the debate about the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Two bills on the subject were presented to congress in February but have yet to be debated. Their passage would put an end to a legal void under which this principle is not recognised at the federal level but is, in theory, in 31 states that have so-called shield laws. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Seamus Daly charged with involvement in the Omagh bombing

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook The high-profile republican Seamus Daly has been charged with murder over the Omagh bombing.The blast – on August 15th 1998 – killed 29 people – including a woman pregnant with twins.Sky’s David Blevins says it’s the second time Daly’s been charged over the bombing……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/blevnomagh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Investment Group announces increased profit and revenue in 2013Next articleUpdate – Strabane councillors tell Roads Service that works will close businesses News Highland Google+ By News Highland – April 10, 2014 Google+center_img News WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Seamus Daly charged with involvement in the Omagh bombing Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterestlast_img read more

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Lights, camera, interaction

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Scott Beagrie tunes into technology revolutionising the corporate trainingroomEvery so often a development or technology comes along, capable ofrevolutionising the market. In the corporate training sector interactivity hasthis potential. There is no shortage of new and highly innovative products making theirinteractive presence felt; from clever cordless mice, tablet PCs, Bluetoothdevices (which can hook up and interact with other devices via a short-rangewireless technology) through to interactive whiteboards that allow the tutor toannotate a screen as they guide learners through the subject. The latter are tipped to be one of the fastest-shifting trainingtechnologies. According to audio-visual analysts Decision Tree Consulting,sales grew by more approximately 150 per cent from 11,099 units sold in 2001 to27,359 last year. And the forecast for units sold by the end of 2003 ispredicted to be more than 45,000. Until recently, the main application has been in educational markets,accounting for 95 per cent of all sales. But with an interactive generation ofstudents already swarming into the corporate world, this kind of technologywill have to become the norm. Interactive It is easy to see why interactive whiteboards have taken off – theyeffectively, bring together the trainer’s favourite tools of traditional flipchart/dry wiper board and projector and screen. But it is also because studieshave proven that interactivity has a positive effect on learning. “Research has found board interactivity results in people learning theapplication and synthesis of concepts much faster and more effectively thanthrough a laptop/projector model,” says Kevin Martin of Saville AudioVisual, which distributes interactive whiteboards including Smart Technologies’Smart board. But this is just one of a host of technological advancements. Here is ourguide to interactive products to watch. Throughlines (Static & Motion) What is it? A video platform using a combination of audience responsetechnology and DVD playback to enable course delegates to interact with whatthey are viewing and determine the direction of the presentation. It works with groups of between 20 and 2,000 people who, using individualwireless keypads, can determine the consequences of hypothetical situationsduring the video presentation. Their responses are then computed automaticallyand the DVD playback continues with the story line which received the majorityvote. What does it offer the learner? It transforms learners from passivereceptors to participants who can influence the programme’s direction. NewYork-based developer Static & Motion is promoting the technology as atailored training tool – particularly for subjects that require high levels ofinteraction such as developing coaching skills, promoting diversity, or dealingwith sexual harassment. Tried and tested? Users include CMP Media and Citigroup Cost: Systems are bespoke configurations so price varies widely More info: www.static-motion.comwww.throughlines.comOptionpower (Option Technologies Interactive) What is it? A software add-on that converts PowerPoint to a fullyinteractive presentation tool for trainers and presenters. Trainers can receiveimmediate feedback from their class using wireless handheld keypads. Theanswers can be deployed via drop-down menus and tools, and new slides generatedin seconds based on their responses. A group of learners in a new producttraining session, for instance, could be polled on what they think are itsunique selling points. Responses can be tabulated and turned into a slidewithin seconds. What does it do for the learner? Ends ‘death by PowerPoint’ syndromeby encouraging participation. Interactive group response systems such asOptionPower make delegates feel they have a stake in the outcome. Tried and tested? Debuted at February’s Training 2003 conference inAtlanta. Expect appearances at UK trade shows later this year. Cost: OptionPower starter system with 10-keypad (£1,350) More info: www.optiontechnologies.comACTIVboard (TDS) What is it? An interactive whiteboard that allows the trainer toannotate over text, animation, movies and audio. At its simplest, it can beused as a projection screen but married with a PC, LCD projector and theproprietary ACTIVpen, it becomes a powerful and interactive medium for thetrainer. ACTIVpen is a cordless pen which controls the BOARDmate2 software thatruns on ACTIVboard. Software’s features include an electronic flipchart, which can be sharedacross videoconferencing sessions, and a virtual floating toolbar with a rangeof desktop annotation tools such as highlighter pens. It can also run MicrosoftWindows applications. What does it offer the learner? It allows the trainer to create dynamic content and instantly react toresponses from the group, heightening their involvement. Its interactivity canalso help convey complex theories that prove difficult to get across when usingother methods. Using ACTIV-board’s videoconferencing capability, learners canalso hook up with other learners across the globe to share ideas, notes anddiagrams, and even edit documents in real time. Tried and tested? Kent Police for training purposes in its newcommunication facility Cost: starts from around £1,300 More info: www.tdshouse.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Lights, camera, interactionOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Ocean City Tabernacle Opens for 136th Summer on Sunday

first_imgNews release from the Ocean City Tabernacle:The Ocean City Tabernacle, a tradition since 1879, will kick off its 136th summer in Ocean City on Sunday (May 24, 2015).This year the Tabernacle will unveil a new organizational look and continue its focus on serving as a trusted resource center for the community.“Dating back to Ocean City’s earliest beginnings, the Ocean City Tabernacle has served as a gathering place for members of the community,” interim President and CEO Paula Bender said.  “For decades, residents would turn to the Tabernacle to find help with life’s everyday challenges. As the needs of Ocean City have grown, the Tabernacle has grown right along with them.”Today’s Ocean City Tabernacle offers dozens of programs and events designed to support, strengthen and inspire those who visit Ocean City and call it home. All programs are nondenominational and open to all.Services include: rental facilities for youth weekend retreats; pre-school and nursery programs; the Son Club after-school program; family-friendly entertainment at the Moorlyn Family Theater; summer programs for kids of all ages and Sunday worship services with live music and inspirational speakers.These programs are evidence of the new top-to-bottom focus on making the Tabernacle and its services more accessible to families, individuals, visitors and residents. Leaders say they will even be launching an all-new user friendly website within the next few weeks.“We are chock full of programs and resources that cross the generations,” Bender said. “We can’t wait to open the doors to our membership and we are encouraging folks who have never been here to stop in and see what the Tabernacle is all about.”Jonathan EvansThe public is invited to the Tabernacle’s grand opening festivities on Sunday, which include old-fashioned hymn sings followed by Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.The featured speaker is Jonathan Evans, a former NFL fullback and current chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys, who seeks to impact audiences through faith. Evans is the co-author of “Get in the Game,” a practical guidebook filled with sports analogies and spiritual truths aimed at encouraging readers to live victoriously.last_img read more

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Bizerba kit is a cut above

first_imgA new precision bread-cutting machine from Bizerba cuts hygienically without the need for oil, helping to prevent mould build-up and the spread of germs.The BS 38 cuts any type of bread with a diameter of up to 30cm, in half, quarter or into individual slices, at up to 100 slices per minute. It processes both warm and soft bread, as well as particularly hard and chunky coarse rye bread and wholemeal bread. Three save buttons enable rapid change-over between the standard cutting thicknesses.Its circular blade has an easy-to-clean protective hood.last_img

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23-month-old child dead after apparent drowning in Elkhart

first_imgIndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – July 25, 2020 0 515 Twitter 23-month-old child dead after apparent drowning in Elkhart Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A 23-month-old child died in an apparent drowning.Elkhart County Sheriff’s Deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, to the 25000 block of Snyder Street where they found the toddler.The child was transported to Elkhart General Hospital and later pronounced dead, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.The Elkhart County Homicide Unit is investigating.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Google+ Previous articleCass County woman, 79, killed after being struck by golf cartNext articleMishawaka Police investigating shooting on Lincoln Way East Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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Phil Lesh Plays ‘Light’ Themed Set With Neal Casal, Jackie Greene & More [Full Audio]

first_imgGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh recently brought a unique concept to Terrapin Crossroads. Dubbed “From Darkness To Light,” the first night of the run featured songs that referenced “darkness,” including some “moon” themed tunes like “Mountains Of The Moon” and “Bad Moon Rising.”Night two saw Lesh return with a similar lineup for the “light” performance, which opened up with The Beatles’ fan-favorite, “Here Comes The Sun.” The full band included Neal Casal and Jackie Greene on guitars, Lesh on bass, Adam MacDougall on keys, Mark Levy on drums, and Nicki Bluhm on vocals. Together the band worked through a number of Grateful Dead originals and classic covers, including segues like “Dreams” into “Eyes Of The World” into “Within You Without You.”The show also featured an acoustic backyard encore, where the band treated fans to a handful of selections like “Ripple” and the finale, “Not Fade Away.” Love is real, not fade away.Listen to the full show streaming below, as well as the full light-themed setlist.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 7/6/16Jam > Here Comes the Sun nc, Mr. Tambourine Man jgr, Down to the River to Pray nb, Dreams jgr nb > Jam (w/Mountain Jam riffs) > Eyes of the World pl > Within You Without You nc > Scarlet Begonias jgr nb > Beautiful Day jgr, Somebody to Love nb, Broken Arrow pl, Both Sides Now nb >  Franklin’s Tower jgr nb nc pl (Scarlet coda ending), Comes a Time nc > Dark Star v2 jgr nc nb > The Wheel pl jgr nb nc Encore: You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away pl jgr nc nb, Angel Band jgr pl nb, Down to the River to Pray nb, Ripple pl jgr nb, Not Fade Away pl jgr nb Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione via Philzone.As an added bonus, you can watch the full video for the “darkness” 7/5/16 show below.last_img read more

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Dead & Company Debuts “High Time” In Celebratory Seasonal Show At Hollywood Bowl [Videos]

first_imgIt’s that time of year again: the Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals, and Dead & Company is performing at the Hollywood Bowl.It’s a fitting overlap given the Grateful Dead’s deep connections to basketball in the band’s native Bay Area and beyond. The Dead first formed in 1965, the same year the Warriors drafted the legendary Rick Barry. The Marin, California outfit came back from a nearly year-long hiatus in 1975, mere months after Barry led the Warriors to their first championship in Golden State.Over the years, the Dead’s hooks to hoops have been more than incidental. The band sponsored the Lithuanian men’s national basketball team, tie-dye shirts and all, during its run to the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Nowadays, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart can often be seen at NBA playoff games—this year, in Portland and Oakland—sitting with Bill Walton, an avowed Deadhead since the Basketball Hall of Famer was a high school hoops star in San Diego.Related: Bob Weir, Jackie Greene Sing National Anthem Ahead Of Golden State Warriors NBA Playoff Game [Watch]Dead & Company bears its own parallels to the basketball world. This Dead iteration, featuring John Mayer on guitar and vocals and Oteil Burbridge (formerly of the Allman Brothers Band) on bass first formed in 2015, after the Dead played their “Fare Thee Well” shows with Phil Lesh, Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Bruce Hornsby in Santa Clara and Chicago—after the Warriors’ recent run of five straight Finals appearances first began. In 2017, Dead & Company played its first shows at the Hollywood Bowl, while Kevin Durant was en route to Finals MVP honors at the start of Golden State’s current push for a three-peat.Dead & Company know a thing or two about adding all-time talent like KD to their team. While Bobby, Mickey and Bill Kreutzmann will always be the OGs—the Dead’s equivalent of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green—there’s no denying how gifted and fitting an addition John Mayer has been to this lineup.The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (and youngest Dead man, by far, at 41) continued to invigorate the 54-year-old band with his soothing vocals and wailing guitar throughout a winding three-plus hour stroll down Shakedown Street in front of a packed house of 17,500. His axe work and his voice were particularly poignant during a stirring rendition of “Sugaree”, featuring a guitar solo that had the audience howling into the smoggy Los Angeles night.But John, of course, isn’t the only addition to the Dead who shined. Oteil Burbridge was once again brilliant on the bass, and showed off his smooth voice while singing the Dead & Company debut of “High Time”. Jeff Chimenti is far from a newcomer; he’s been playing with Bobby since RatDog in 1997 and has manned the keyboard with several other iterations of the Dead—including the Other Ones, Phil Leah and Friends and Furthur, and Fare Thee Well—over his two-plus decades in the GD universe. Still, he played with a quiet fire on the keys all across the setlist, with some standout ivory tickling on “Iko Iko” and “Not Fade Away”.All the while, the Dead’s OGs were every bit as reliable (if not spectacular in their own right) as their Golden State counterparts have been in these playoffs.Bobby sounded just as rejuvenated at the Bowl as he did during his last appearance in Southern California when he led the Wolf Bros in a headlining set at the inaugural BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach. Mickey and Bill did their part to keep the beat and splash around during “Drums” and “Space” in the second set.Through it all, Bill Walton stood tall in the pit, and got supersized on the screens during “Franklin’s Tower” and an encore of “Terrapin Station”. Odds are, he will be back at the Bowl on Tuesday, as any dedicated Deadhead would be.Nor would it be all that surprising to see “Big Red” with the Dead on Wednesday, though it won’t be at a show that day. Instead, keep an eye out for Bobby, Mickey, and Walton at Game 3 of the 2019 Finals in Oakland before the band plays on through a three-night stint at the Gorge in Washington starting Thursday.Check out a few videos from the show below:Dead & Company – “Cold Rain and Snow” [Pro-Shot][Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company – “High Time”[Video: Still Dead]Dead & Company – “Iko Iko” [Pro-Shot][Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company – “Sugaree”[Video: Still Dead]Dead & Company – “Stella Blue”[Video: Still Dead]Dead & Company – “Lady With A Fan”/”Terrapin Station”[Video: Still Dead]For a full list of Dead & Company’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Setlist: Dead & Company | Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA | 6/3/19Set One: Cold Rain And Snow, Hell In A Bucket, Easy Wind, Mississippi Half-Step, High Time, Jack Straw, Bird Song, Don’t Ease Me InSet Two: Iko Iko, New Speedway Boogie, Sugaree, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Drums/Space > Stella Blue, Not Fade AwayEncore: Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Stationlast_img read more

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