Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.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 Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 FTSE 100 stocks yielding 6.7% and 7.8% I’d buy in an ISA today

first_img When share prices fall, dividend yields rise. It’s good news for buyers, because it means you’re getting more income-bang for your buck. And for investors buying in a Stocks & Shares ISA, it also means more income protected from tax.Advertising giant WPP (LSE: WPP), which announced its annual results this morning, is one company sporting a significantly higher yield than in the recent past. Fellow FTSE 100 media firm ITV (LSE: ITV) is another.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I believe the market’s presenting investors with two good opportunities here to buy high passive income flows, as well as long-term capital growth.Big fallerOn another day when markets have slumped, WPP’s the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. It’s currently trading at around 770p, down 15% on the day. I’ll come to the meat of its results shortly, but for starters, let’s chew on the dividend.In line with City analysts’ expectations, the board maintained the payout at 60p. As recently as December, WPP’s shares were making a 52-week high of 1,077p, which gave a yield of 5.6%. With the share price now some 29% lower, buyers today are picking up a yield of 7.8%.Substantial progressChief executive Mark Read, who’s been in the job less than 18 months, reminded us that 2019 was “the foundational year for the new WPP strategy.” The nub of it is to create a simpler structure with fewer, stronger agency brands. In the process, it aims to reduce debt by asset disposals.Read said the company had made substantial progress during the year, and achieved its restructuring targets. He also reported year-end net debt down to £1.5bn, from £4.3bn at the start of the year.Looking ahead, he expects to see a similar top-line and operating profit margin in 2020, before a return to growth in 2021. However, we should note the 2020 guidance is prior to any impact from the coronavirus outbreak, it being “too early to predict the full potential impact.” We’ll get an update in the Q1 results (late March/early April).Of course, dividends are never guaranteed. However, City analysts currently expect WPP’s 60p payout to be maintained in 2020 and 2021, with a potential return to growth thereafter.Similar propositionOver at ITV, we’re looking at a similar proposition. The company’s expected to maintain its 8p dividend when it announces its results a week today. An 8p payout is also expected for 2020, before a return to growth in 2021.Like WPP, ITV’s shares were making a 52-week high as recently as December. At 156p, they offered a yield of 5.1%. Today, with the share price some 23% lower at around 120p, buyers can bag a yield of 6.7%.Executing its strategyITV isn’t undergoing WPP’s extent of change. Two years on from her appointment as chief executive, Carolyn McCall told us in a Q3 update that the company’s making good progress in executing its strategy of “building a digitally led media and entertainment company to create a stronger, more diversified and structurally sound business.”I think the immediate high income makes ITV and WPP particularly attractive stocks to buy today. But I also believe both companies are following appropriate strategies, and have prospects of delivering medium-to-long-term capital growth for investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. G A Chester | Thursday, 27th February, 2020 | More on: ITV WPP 2 FTSE 100 stocks yielding 6.7% and 7.8% I’d buy in an ISA today I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Hymns of colored light

first_imgHymns of colored light Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] Some years ago, a priest in our church made a passing comment that has stuck with me ever since. Looking up at the stained glass window behind our altar depicting Jesus as the Good Shepherd, he said, “That sheep Jesus is holding sure looks more like a cocker spaniel.”This is the sort of comment that once heard, you never forget. Many Sundays I’ve sat in church contemplating the image of Jesus tenderly cradling that little lap dog. While dogs need divine protection as much as sheep, the window shows that the interpretation of art is indeed in the eye of the beholder.I thought of our Good Shepherd window a few weeks ago when I visited St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Dubuque, Iowa. St. Luke’s is well-known for its splendid Tiffany stained glass windows. I’d never had the chance to study Tiffany windows in detail before, and their color, delicacy and vibrancy amazed me. I was particularly struck by the faces portrayed in them. Even on a day with little sunshine, they shone with a remarkable luminosity and beauty.Historians tell us that stained glass windows evolved as a way to tell Biblical stories during a time when many of the people who sat in the pews were illiterate. While the windows were a teaching tool, their colored light was also a visible sign that the sanctuary was sacred space. Stained glass artistry reached its height in Europe’s Gothic cathedrals, as anyone who has seen the windows in Chartres Cathedral or Notre Dame in Paris can attest. But here in the U.S. we’ve had our own master craftsmen, most importantly Louis Comfort Tiffany, whose work adorns many Episcopal churches.One could argue that spending money on such accoutrements takes funds away from more important church missions. This utilitarian argument can be used against all forms of religious art, of course. I’ve heard people criticize the treasures held by the Vatican, for example, and yet if it weren’t for its commissioning and safeguarding of those works, we wouldn’t have Michelangelo’s Pieta, Raphael’s frescoes, or Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. Religious art, when done well, opens our hearts to the power of the spirit in a way few other things can do.I also appreciate my visceral response when I enter a richly appointed worship space, especially one with beautiful stained glass windows. The light from the windows provides a glimpse of the heavenly light of creation, transforming ordinary sunshine into something magical and mysterious.The Good Samaritan window in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Dubuque, Iowa, was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Photo/Lori EricksonIn my own church, I think part of what makes stained glass windows appealing is the fact that they are the same from week to week. In a culture in which digital images rush by us at ever-faster speeds, these hymns formed of colored light remain the same. Sitting in church, we have the time to contemplate them week after week, year after year, so that their layers of meanings have the chance to sink into our souls.In our church, there’s one angel in particular of whom I’ve become very fond. She (or perhaps “he,” as gender is hard to determine in angels) looks down on me each week as I sit in my usual spot in the sanctuary. On sunny days when the angle of the sun is just right, she glows with an almost otherworldly light, reminding me that the job of angels is to serve as intermediaries between the divine and human realms.I must admit that I’ve even grown fond of our Good Shepherd window, the one with the cocker spaniel. A few years ago when our church was renovated, there was talk of moving it to a smaller chapel. I was part of the group that spoke against the move. I feel like I know that little dog, and I know the Master who shelters him protectively in his arms. We’ve spent many Sundays together, and I would miss them if they weren’t there.— Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at Spiritual Travels. She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Comments (3) Leigh Carter says: Press Release Service Linda Beckman says: Rector Albany, NY Anne Warrington Wilson says: July 30, 2012 at 11:40 am Love this reflection on stained glass windows. The first church I served had a large Nativity window over the Altar that had been restored after a fire shortly before I came. The lamb in front of the manger looked (probably still does) much more like a miniature poodle. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am I enjoyed your article. You might like to know that Bovard Studio in Fairfield, Iowa did the restoration of all of Saint Luke’s Tiffany windows over the years.They give studio tours. Give Ron Bovard a call if you would like that.800-452-7796 X-101 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm Your article made me smile, both outside and inside. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Lori EricksonPosted Jul 25, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

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Tim Hunter to become UNICEF’s International Fundraising Director

first_img Howard Lake | 17 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Charity Commission Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tim Hunter, NSPCC deputy director of fundraising, has been appointed as International Fundraising Director for UNICEF.He will leave the NSPCC in January 2009 after seven years as deputy director of fundraising.Giles Pegram, NSPCC director of fundraising, said: “During Tim’s many years with us he has been integral to major developments in our fundraising – including his involvement in the successful FULL STOP Appeal, integrating ChildLine’s fundraising into the NSPCC and most recently the launch of our Child’s Voice Appeal.“The huge energy, focus and commitment Tim has brought to the NSPCC’s fundraising will be greatly missed, but we are excited for him at this tremendous opportunity to make a mark on the world stage.”Tim Hunter has operational responsibility for all areas of the NSPCC’s fundraising, which raised £147 million in the financial year 2007-8.Hunter was previously responsible for the Society’s direct marketing, which has developed a database of over a million active supporters. Before joining the NSPCC in 1998, Tim was Head of Marketing at Shelter and an Account Director at telemarketing agency, Pell & Bales.Hunter will be replaced on an interim basis pending permanent arrangements.www.nspcc.org.uk  77 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tim Hunter to become UNICEF’s International Fundraising Director 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.last_img read more

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Wyevale Garden Centres raises £750,000 for Marie Curie

first_img Melanie May | 21 June 2016 | News Advertisement  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Wyevale Garden Centres raises £750,000 for Marie Curie About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Wyevale Garden Centres has raised £750,000 for its charity partner Marie Curie more than 12 months ahead of schedule.The partnership launched in 2014 and is part of the Wyevale Garden Centres Gardens for Good community initiative, which supports causes where gardens or gardening aim to benefit people. It had originally aimed to raise £750,000 by July 2017.The money has been raised in a variety of ways including £274,000 raised through a 25p donation from entrance fees to children’s play areas in the garden centres, £90,000 from donating 10 per cent from certain products, as well as through participating in Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal, which this year raised £70,000.This month, Wyevale Garden Centres is taking part in Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party between 20th-29th June. All centres with a restaurant or café will also be donating 20p from every hot drink sold over the weekend of 25th/26th June as part of the event with the aim of raising £10,000.Stephen Murphy, chair of Wyevale Garden Centres, said:“It is a fantastic achievement by our colleagues and customers. The money can help fund over 37,500 hours of Marie Curie Nurses who support people with a terminal illness and their families. We have set ourselves a new aim of reaching £1 million for the charity and I know that we can count on everyone at Wyevale Garden Centres to step up to the challenge and do everything possible to support this amazing cause.” Tagged with: corporate Marie Curie  153 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

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USC Pacific Asia Museum to Collect Drive-Thru Donations

first_img Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Drive-Thru Donation Center – USC PAM Parking Lot, 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA (Enter on Los Robles, Exit Union Avenue)The USC Pacific Asia Museum (PAM) in Pasadena, whose doors were closed to the public since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be holding a no-contact drive-thru donation center event on Saturday, April 4, to help medical professionals on the front lines.Anyone wishing to donate medical-grade face masks, sanitizers, gloves, scrubs, face shields and even ventilators can just drive up into USC PAM’s parking lot on the Los Robles Ave. entrance, roll down your window and drop your donations into the marked bins for the appropriate item.Later in the day, staff will load your donations into USC trucks and deliver them directly to its affiliate partners at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and USC’s Keck Medical Center in Los Angeles.The drive-thru donation center will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USC PAM’s parking, located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena.Other donations that will be accepted include cleaning supplies, gowns, shoe covers, goggles, nasal testing swabs, viral testing kits, powered air-purifying respirators and respirator hoods.Last Monday, USC PAM said they were preparing stocks of medical gloves and protective foot coverings used by the museum’s collection specialists so they could be donated to USC hospital health workers.“We want to help. And we know you probably want to help too,” said a post on USC PAM’s Facebook page inviting people to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).For more information, call (626) 449-2742 or visit www.pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu or www.facebook.com/PacificAsiaMuseum. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img More Cool Stuff Non-Profits News USC Pacific Asia Museum to Collect Drive-Thru Donations STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 | 12:55 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 73 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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Ho, Ho! Shoppers row in behind the city

first_imgPrint NewsLocal NewsHo, Ho! Shoppers row in behind the cityBy admin – December 22, 2011 688 LIMERICK shoppers have turned out in force to support their city this festive season, with traders reporting business as “very good”. Mags Bartley of the Texas Steakout, in O’Connell Street, said there are “definitely more feet on the street. “We feel they have made a conscious decision to come out and support the city and that is the feedback we’re getting.“There’s a wide spectrum of people coming in as well.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I think the free parking has made a big difference and the signs as you come into the city make it look much more like the real place it is”.Mags is hoping that the trend will continue into the new year.“We want people to go home saying that they enjoyed their experience and that they will be back. They are coming from as far away as Cork and KIlkenny, which is certainly a good sign”.John Hannon of Perla Cassa on the Ennis Road, says that business in renovations, re-tiling and plumbing bathrooms is better than last year.“It’s definitely up and people are certainly spending a bit,” he told the Limerick Post.Mike O’Connell of O’Connel’s Menswear in Catherine Street, is “very happy” with the trade this year.“We’re seeing a lot of new people coming into the city. The feedback we get is that they are supporting Limerick. One woman said today that she loves to support the city,” he told the Limerick Post.Mike agrees that the free parking initiative is a good one, but would like to see it extended to encourage people to come in on Saturday.“People come in for the market – that’s huge for Limerick. They will filter down town if they have the parking, even two hours of free parking would be fantastic”. Facebook Email Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleAppeal for information on 2008 murderNext articleCaherdavin cinemas open in March adminlast_img read more

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On-line childcare scheme grows after pilot success

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. An Internet childcare service is to be rolled out nationwide after a localservice in Cambridgeshire proved successful.Opportunity Links puts working parents in touch with a childminder, andoffers advice on childcare and maternity benefits.The voluntary organisation is now arranging 19 pilot schemes with localcouncils in other regions to expand its service, which includes advice on jobs,training and relocation. Only childminders vetted by the local authority areincluded on the list.Jon Sparkes, HR director of Cambridge-based technology firm ScientificGenerics, offers the service as an employee benefit. He said it helps torecruit hard-to-find people with high-tech skills who have children. “It will provide us with information on childcare provision within anhour of calling,” he said. “For a business like ours, where staff mayhave to jump on a plane to see a client in Sweden, it is invaluable. It is farmore flexible than having a crêche.”Companies are only able to use the service if they can demonstrate they arecommitted to family-friendly policies. Opportunity Links is also helping set up the national information serviceChildcareLink, on behalf of the Department of Education and Employment. This isin place in Scotland and about three-quarters complete in England and Wales.Internet childcare as a staff benefit is the latest HR services to goon-line, following the appearance of psychometric testing and job applicationson the Net.www.childcarelink.gov.ukwww.opportunity-links.co.uk On-line childcare scheme grows after pilot successOn 4 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Metabolic constraints on burst-swimming in the Antarctic teleost Notothenia neglecta

first_imgImmediate-energy-supply pathways were analysed during burst-swimming in white muscle of the Antarctic fish Notothenia neglecta, (collected during Austral summer 1984 near Signy Island, South Orkneys). Selected enzyme activities were determined, and tissue metabolites were measured, before and after 3 min of burst-work. The activity of glycolytic enzymes is very low compared to that in other fish, while the activities of creatine phosphokinase, adenylate kinase and AMPdeaminase are relatively high. Concentrations of metabolites associated with cellular energy status declined with exercise. At the same time, there was no change in the concentrations of most of the glycolytic metabolites measured (including glycogen, glucose and lactate), while [creatine phosphate] declined and [inosine monophosphate] increased. These observations were used to propose that the potential for ATP generation via creatine-phosphate hydrolysis is enhanced in N. neglecta, while glycolytic capacity is relatively reduced. This is an unusual pattern of ATP production and places severe constraints upon the behavior of the fish. While the capacity for very short-term, high-power-output swimming is increased, the capacity for medium-duration swimming is reduced. Ecological repercussions are discussed.last_img read more

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