A rare good news story about UK Plc

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Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Slide / Komada Architects’ Office

first_img Slide / Komada Architects’ Office Projects ArchDaily “COPY” 2009 Area:  748 m² Area:  748 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335983/slide-komada-architects-office Clipboard Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335983/slide-komada-architects-office Clipboardcenter_img Architects: Komada Architects’ Office Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  via Komada Architects’ Office+ 20 Share Slide / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this projectSaveSlide / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this picture!Courtesy of Komada Architects’ OfficeHouses•Suginami, Japan Japan Year:  CopySave this picture!Courtesy of Komada Architects’ OfficeRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The housing cooperative is in a quiet residential area. Slab surfaces spiral around a long,narrow courtyard like a slide. 4 of 9 units open to the courtyard and 5 units have a private roof balcony. Save this picture!Courtesy of Komada Architects’ OfficeIts angles create a fun living space. The cluster of rooftops blends in well surrounding buildings but from afar resembles a hill in the suburbs. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNordic Wood Festival of Wooden ArchitectureEventSeaside Resort Development Competition Entry / John Thompson & Partners + Alan Dunlo…Unbuilt Project Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKomada Architects’ OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuginamiHousingJapanPublished on March 10, 2013Cite: “Slide / Komada Architects’ Office” 10 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?滑梯住宅 / Komada建筑事务所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

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Recovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspots

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRecovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspotsBy Alan Jacques – June 24, 2017 1216 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Email LATEST unemployment figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that the economic recovery has bypassed many Limerick communities with the city and county topping the list of unemployment blackspots in Ireland.79 blackspots were identified by the CSO, with Limerick accounting for 18 of them, including Ballynanty, Kileely, Prospect, Galvone, Rathbane, Singland, Shannon Banks and Rathkeale.And, according to local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, the latest figures highlight just how out of touch Fine Gael is with what is going on outside of Dublin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There were 79 unemployment blackspots where more than 27 per cent of the workforce were out of a job last April. 18 of them were in Limerick and eight of the ten worst blackspots were in Limerick City,” he explained.“These figures are stark, and haven’t moved down in years. This is more than Dublin, Cork and Galway cities combined which is truly shocking. This paints a grim picture of the unemployment problem in many parts of Limerick, which is not being reflected by government statistics.”He said that while jobs were being created, it was clear that some areas were benefitting while others continued to suffer from a lack of jobs and opportunities.“The average unemployment rate in these areas of Limerick stood at 35.7 per cent, miles away from the national average of 12.9 per cent.“Last year Fine Gael’s campaign slogan was ‘Keep the Recovery Going’. These statistics show that no recovery has arrived in certain parts of the country. Many of those still unemployed are former construction workers, and this section of the workforce needs particular focus.”He claimed that apprenticeship scheme are limited and expansion is needed to allow workers to up-skill.“Clearly government intervention is needed, and the two newly appointed Ministers with responsibility for employment, need to get a grip on this and ensure the next set of figures show a marked improvement.”Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that the Government needs to redouble their efforts in Limerick’s Regeneration areas to create more social programmes and get people back to work.“The Government will have to reexamine the regeneration programme and put more focus into the social aspect of the areas affected such as providing employment programmes to get people back to work. Increased housing and improvements in the physical infrastructure of Regeneration areas are very welcome, but there has to be a focus on providing people with employment and the Government need to redouble their efforts in this regard,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.“With eight of the ten worst unemployment black spots in the country, we cannot ignore this problem and it should serve as a wake-up call for the government.“An inter-agency jobs task force should be established to work with Regeneration in Limerick to create jobs and provide education and training opportunities for people in these areas,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Print TAGSFianna FáilKeep The Recovery GoinglimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn FeinunemploymentWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Previous article#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough GurNext articleUL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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David Sparks indicted on murder charge in death of Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock

first_imgiStock(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — A suspect in the disappearance of a Kentucky mom has been indicted with her murder.David Sparks was indicted on a murder charge Wednesday in the death of Savannah Spurlock, whose body was discovered on his family’s property months after she disappeared.Spurlock, a 23-year-old mom of four, went missing on Jan. 4 after leaving a bar in Lexington with three men, including Sparks, according to authorities.The men took her to a home in rural Garrard County, which was considered “her last known whereabouts,” authorities said in February.All three men were interviewed, but not charged at the time.In January, Spurlock’s mother, Ellen Spurlock, told ABC News her daughter’s disappearance was her “worst nightmare.”Savannah Spurlock’s remains were found in July in Garrard County on property owned by Sparks’ family, according to the Kentucky State Police.Savannah Spurlock’s remains were found underground, “concealed in an unnatural position,” according to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s uniform citation for Sparks’ arrest.Her feet were bound with tape and her body was wrapped in plastic trash bags and buried in a 19-inch deep grave, a Kentucky State Police detective testified in July, ABC Lexington affiliate WTVQ-DT reported at the time.The property where the young mom was found had been searched several months prior, but no body was found then, according to state police.In July Sparks was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, authorities said. A not guilty plea was entered on Sparks’ behalf.But Sparks was not indicted for murder until Wednesday.The grand jury report lists the charges against Sparks as murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.Sparks is set to be arraigned on Sept. 6 on the new indictment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Authorities put brakes on Turl St Dash

first_imgStudents were also reported to have urinated on the walls of their rivals’ college and a small group of Jesus students attempted to break into Exeter.But rivalry between the two colleges dates back centuries. It is believed that in the 1960s, Exeter students fed a flock of pigeons laxatives before letting them loose in Jesus’ Dining Hall. The Jesus retaliation to this incident reportedly involved varnishing Exeter toilet seats.Jesus College’s Alternative Perspective notes that “The Jesus/Exeter feud has been going strong for several hundred years after the initial street battles and shows no signs of abating.”The Dash itself is not associated with violence. The nature of the Dash is one secretively protected by Jesus College members.“The ban would have been re-imposed regardless”One Jesus undergraduate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that, “only a few are privy to the whole story behind the Dash and I’m not going to share it!”He also noted that the Dash is usually banned by college officials every year.He said, “The ban would have been re-imposed regardless of whether or not there had been a fight.”He also said that, “The punishments received as a direct consequence of the fighting were entirely proportionate.”Second year Exeter lawyer, Alice Loughney summed up popular student opinion at both colleges. She commented that the so-called enmity is “definitely not taken seriously, it’s more of a harmless friendly rivalry.”The future of the Turl Street Dash remains uncertain. The annual Turl Street Dash has been banned by both Jesus and Exeter College authorities, following violence last year’s event and national media attention.The Dash is a long-standing tradition involving Jesus students participating in a bicycle ride around Oxford finishing on Turl Street, usually preceded by heavy drinking.But students at both colleges were warned that any attempt to participate in a Dash this year would result in heavy punishment. This follows the events of last Hilary term, when the Dash escalated into a drunken brawl between students at Exeter and Jesus.In response to the fight and the press coverage it received, Exeter’s Junior Dean and Jesus’ Dean outlined their intention to punish those responsible and ensurethat the incident would not be repeated.Last week, Exeter students were informed by e-mail that the “Turl Street Dash is banned” and that any students found participating would be “heavily disciplined.”Jesus JCR President received an email to similar effect. In the e-mail, the Dean of Jesus College warned that, “After the fracas and adverse national publicity of the event last year you should know that I promulgated a ban on the event.”The e-mail also cautioned that anyone found organising or participating in the Dash would “incur my severe displeasure.”In February of last year, Cherwell reported on the events of the Dash which ended in violence between the colleges. The Sun ran the story under the headline ‘Uni-Cycle Riot’. Jesus students were reported to have come out onto Turl Street to cheer on competitors in the bicycle race. Chanting and swearing degenerated into fighting between some Exeter and Jesus students. The subsequent fight allegedly left students injured and bicycles damaged after they were thrown around in the street.last_img read more

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LUPTON, MARY (nee MONAGHAN), – aged 69

first_imgLUPTON, MARY (nee MONAGHAN), – aged 69 years passed away Friday at her home. Her given name was Mary, but she was lovingly called Coryn. On October 29, 2016 her gentle spirit was finally set free from earthly bounds to rise and join with her beloved daughter Joelle, her sister Peggy and the angels she loved so much. Coryn was an avid reader, an unpublished writer, an artist, a cook, and a dreamer. She looked at the world with a poet’s eyes and she enjoyed laughter. She deeply loved her family, both in sunshine and storms, and to the moon and back, especially her children and the compass in her life, Joe. She last worked at the family owned business, Foundations and Structures in Tuckahoe, NJ. She was predeceased by her daughters, Ann M. Beach, Mary T. Beach and Joelle Lupton, her sister, Peggy Essl and her father William Monaghan, Sr. She is survived by her husband Joseph Lupton, her mother, Coryn Monaghan, her children, Brian Beach, James Beach (Sherri), Ronald Hurless, Jr., Robert Hurless, and Michael Lupton (Fiance Angel Severino), Theresa Brumble, Joseph W. Lupton, Jr. Edward, Lupton (Jennifer), her brothers William Monaghan, Jr. (Terri) Michael Monaghan, a sister Patricia Kammer (Skip), her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. Coryn’s funeral service will be Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, morning eleven o’clock at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until time of service. Interment will be private at the family’s convenience. Those who desire may send memorial contributions to the American Lung Association in NJ, PO Box 10188, 37214, Newark, NJ 07101. Email condolences may be made at www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Historic Life Saving Station to Open for First Night

first_imgAdmission buttons are on sale forOcean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration First Night attendees will get the first opportunity to visit the newly restored U.S. Life Saving Station 30 at the intersection of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The station operated in Ocean City from 1885 to 1915 as part of the U.S. Life Saving Service, a precursor to the modern Coast Guard. A years-long effort to acquire and restore the historic building is nearly complete, and anybody with a First Night admission button will be invited to stop by and tour the station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. Life saving stations up and down the U.S. coast were positioned not only to rescue ships and sailors in distress but to serve as places of shelter and medical clinics on shorelines that were often sparsely inhabited and remote. They were staffed with men whose motto was, “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” The Ocean City station will become a living history museum that will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like there in 1905. For First Night on Sunday, Dec. 31, guides will be on hand to answer questions about the station, and artifacts will show how it operated. The station will be decorated with a traditional Christmas tree. The new attraction is just part of the popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration that features more than 75 entertainment programs at 19 different locations in Ocean City. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. A complete schedule of events is available at firstnightocnj.com. Admission buttons ($20) are good for all events. They are available online at firstnightocnj.com, by phone at 1-800-BEACH-NJ, or in person at the Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily), at Stainton’s Square (810 Asbury Avenue) and at City Hall (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily).last_img read more

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Whitbread chairman to step down

first_imgWhitbread plc, owner of Costa Coffee, has announced that Anthony Habgood will step down as chairman later this year.The process to find his successor will be led by Sir Ian Cheshire, senior independent director, and a further announcement will be made in due course. In November last year, British Baker reported that Whitbread was believed to be searching for a replacement for Habgood. See the original story here.Habgood, who has held the position at Whitbread since mid-2005, said: “It has been a pleasure to be chairman over a period of rapid growth as we have transformed Whitbread into a focused company and developed two market-leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. “With the company having a strong board and a clear strategy for growth, I believe this year is an appropriate time to hand over to a successor.”In addition, the company has outlined growth milestones for 2016 and 2018, revealing plans to double the size of its Costa Coffee franchise with global system sales of £2bn over the next four years.last_img read more

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Galactic Plots Summer Tour With Run Of Shows In Northeast

first_imgJust a couple days after impressing NYC fans with a throwdown at Terminal 5, New Orleans funkers extraordinaire Galactic have announced their return to the Big Apple. The band has revealed four dates from what is sure to be a big summer tour, including two nights in Brooklyn, NY and two nights in Nantucket, MA.The run features four shows in six nights, as Galactic will hold it down at the Brooklyn Bowl from July 22-23, and the Chicken Box from July 26-27. Expect some incredible funk music from the band that always does it right in New Orleans.For more on the band’s funky set with Soulive supporting and vocal work from Cyril Neville and Erica Falls, be sure to check out our in-depth review and gallery. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern. Show details can be seen below:last_img read more

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