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Chile quake claims wreck Lloyd’s profit

first_img Chile quake claims wreck Lloyd’s profit Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 28 September 2010 10:47 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp INSURANCE market Lloyd’s of London blamed its 52 per cent drop in profit yesterday on a spate of disasters including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Chilean earthquake. Lloyd’s posted a pre-tax profit of £628m for the first half of 2010, down from £1.32bn a year earlier. Lloyd’s insurers including Catlin, Amlin and Hiscox absorbed claims in excess of £100m each for the disasters, which added 17 per cent to the group’s accident ratio and meant the group paid out more than it earned in premiums. The group’s total claims ratio stood at 98.7 per cent of premiums for the period, up from 91.6 per cent a year ago. Lloyd’s finance director Luke Savage said insurance prices looked set to keep falling, and most of the syndicates operating in the market would probably respond by writing less business next year.“In an environment of slowly declining rates, people are going to be slowly reining in the amount of premium they write,” he said. Lloyd’s generated much of its profit instead from investments, though it reported a 15 per cent drop in returns for the six months to the end of June. Savage said the group was re-examining its investment strategy in the wake of the drop in performance. “We are not bullish on the UK. We are considering moving into emerging markets, as we are still nervous that there will be a double dip recession – the US recovery is still very fragile and it’s the same here,” he told City A.M. Central assets at the group, which act as a form of capital buffer for member insurers, rose to a record £2.23bn in June, up from £2bn a year earlier.Savage said preparations for the new Solvency II insurance capital rules are progressing as planned, and that the group is on course to spend between £200m and £250m on altering its structure before the regime comes into effect in 2013. Sharelast_img read more

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Carphone sees earnings at top end of forecasts

first_imgTuesday 18 January 2011 3:10 am Tags: NULL John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s biggest mobile phone retailer, expects full-year earnings at the top end of forecasts, driven by a strong performance at its US joint venture, it said.The group, which owns 50 percent of a venture with US electricals retailer Best Buy as well as a 47.5 per cent stake in Virgin Mobile France, said earnings would be at the top end of a range of 13.5 to 14.0 pence a share.Revenues at European stores open at least a year rose 0.7 per cent in the 13 weeks to 1 January, the third quarter of its financial year, just below analysts’ average forecast of a 1 percent rise, according to a company poll.However, connections at Best Buy Mobile U.S. were up 33.6 per cent, above the forecast increase of 25 per cent, and Carphone said its share of full-year profit from the venture would be £90-£100m, compared with its previous estimate of £85-£95m. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Carphone sees earnings at top end of forecasts More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Sharelast_img read more

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Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Concern Worldwide (UK) error results in donors being charged 100 times what they pledged

first_imghttps://twitter.com/ConcernUK/status/726328266458562561  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  151 total views,  1 views today 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. As of midday, however, there was no mention of the issue or apology on the charity’s Facebook page or Instagram account.While some donors were irritated others have expressed their continued support: refund the full amount, by Friday 6 May if possiblerefund any charges supporters might have incurred as a direct result of the overchargeThe statement added:“The correct value will now be collected on week commencing 16 May and any future Direct Debits will be collected on the first day of the month as previously advised.”To avoid the chance of scammers taking advantage of this, the statement also advised supporters that the charity “will not be asking for any bank details”.The Guardian’s report refers to nearly 25,000 direct debit transactions being affected.The charity’s chief executive Rose Caldwell invited donors with any questions or problems to contact her directly via telephone or email. The error affected some donors in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.Concern Worldwide has processed regular direct debit gifts for over 10 yearsFull responsibilityIn a FAQ section added this morning to the statement, the charity explains:“It was an administrative error. It is not an error made by the bank. We take full responsibility for the mistake.   We cannot apologise enough to those who are affected.”It goes on to answer a dozen or specific questions affected donors might have. For example, it confirms that in more than 10 years of operating direct debit monthly giving it has not made this mistake before.Responding to donorsThe charity has also this morning been apologising and responding to individual donors on Twitter. Howard Lake | 30 April 2016 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 A direct debit processing error by Concern Worldwide in the UK has resulted in some donors being charged 100 times the amount that they had pledged this month, according to The Guardian.In a statement of apology published on its website the charity explained that as a result of the error:“we have requested a larger amount than their normal monthly donation. On discovering this error we did our absolute utmost to stop the payments but unfortunately this was not possible”.It “deeply regretted” the mistake and said that it would be contacting all the donors affected. It will also be investigating how this happened to ensure it does not happen again.It has already published a prominent message of “reassurance to our supporters” on its website’s front page.The charity has undertaken to: Advertisement Similar error by Greenpeace UKAn error with the same result was committed by Greenpeace UK just before Christmas 2006. It affected about 10,000 supporters in the UK who gave by direct debit, each of whom found that 100 times their normal monthly gift had been debited.Greenpeace similarly refunded all donors affected. Tagged with: direct debit Finance Individual giving Northern Ireland Concern Worldwide (UK) error results in donors being charged 100 times what they pledgedlast_img read more

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A Delaware prisoner’s plea for PPE

first_imgThis letter is from a prisoner at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in New Castle County, Delaware. Two prisoners have died from COVID-19 in the Vaughn facility, and a combined 30 more have tested positive for the virus there and at a neighboring Sussex Community Corrections Center. On April 25, the administration finally announced that they would distribute masks to the 2,100 people housed at both facilities — nearly a full month since the first confirmed cases. (tinyurl.com/ybba9h8r) In 2017, prisoners led an uprising at Vaughn. According to Isaiah McCoy, a former inmate there, the prisoners had exhausted all nonviolent means to protest the “inhumane” conditions at the facility. (tinyurl.com/ycuh46cc) Building C, Vaughan Correctional Center.Photo: Sarah Mueller/Delaware Public MediaTo: D.O.C. Warden and Commissioner et al.:Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus, I am requesting facial masks and sanitizers be distributed out to the prisoner population. So we can minimize and/or prevent the spread of the virus.Here in [redacted] building [minimum security] where I am housed, no masks exist, no hand sanitizers, other than our own soap which is not antibacterial. A small amount of bleach is given to the tier workers to wipe the doorknobs off, but that’s it. Not enough to clean the walls, the floor, or the bathrooms.This is a serious matter and needs to be addressed now before it gets out of control. Otherwise the quarantine area will overflow with countless patients or victims of the deadly virus.This is a serious medical issue and social distancing in a prison setting is difficult to maintain, particularly for those in dormitories and double cells. So for others to get sick is inevitable. It’s important for you to issue a call for masks, sanitizing material, etc., for all buildings![name hidden]April 11, 2020James T. Vaughn Correctional CenterFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Jalil Muntaqim scheduled for release — Free them all!

first_imgThe New York State Parole Board has finally ordered the release of Jalil Muntaqim, aka Anthony Bottom, a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, since he was 19, Muntaqim is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world.Jalil MuntaqimAt the end of April, the New York State Supreme Court ordered Muntaqim released because both his age and serious medical conditions, including heart disease and chronic respiratory conditions, made him vulnerable to the coronavirus. Before he could be freed, however, Muntaqim contracted COVID-19, became very ill and was hospitalized.Fortunately, he recovered and survived, no thanks to the murderous and unforgiving prison system.Muntaqim was born and raised in Oakland, Calif. He was arrested with Albert “Nuh” Washington after a shoot-out with San Francisco police in 1971, shortly after George Jackson was assassinated at San Quentin prison. Muntaqim was later charged with the shooting of two police officers in Harlem. He was prosecuted with Washington and Herman Bell, both former Black Panther Party members.Washington died in prison in 2000 and Bell was released on parole in 2018.There is still a group of political activists and revolutionaries like Muntaqim who have been held hostage for decades in U.S. prisons for their radical and revolutionary activities against racism, police terror, occupation and U.S. military interventions.Leonard Peltier, Edward Poindexter, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, and David Gilbert are only a few. For more information about U.S. political prisoners, check out freedomarchives.org and thejerichomovement.com.The Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party welcomes the announcement of the release of Jalil Muntaqim. It is long overdue and every additional day that he spends in prison is a threat to his life.The PSC demands the immediate release of all political prisoners and the abolition of this entire prison system, which only serves to oppress the working class, especially Black and Brown poor people of color.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Limerick inter-faith celebration attracts mass gathering

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick inter-faith celebration attracts mass gatheringBy Liam Togher – August 7, 2014 848 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Photo courtesy of Montassar TliliA UNIQUE inter-religious celebration took place at Doras Luimní last week to mark the end of the Islam fasting month of Ramadan, with almost 50 people of varied faiths – including Jewish and Muslim – congregating for the occasion.The Eid al-Fitr celebration began on Wednesday July 30 with a prayer service and, later that evening, people from a multitude of religious backgrounds, many of whom learned of the event through the Midwest Interfaith Network, came together to learn of the importance of the holiday to believers of Islam.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Najwan El-Magboul, a Muslim lady who has lived in Limerick since 2003, outlined the significance of Eid al-Fitr, saying: “It involves going to the mosque in the morning and praying.“Before prayers there is a wash where we cleanse ourselves in a certain way to prepare for the prayers. This is a big wash; you wash yourself from head to toe and then do the wado, which is done at every prayer ceremony. You always dress nicely and children are dressed up beautifully.“Back home you have friends and neighbours of family, but here we live in different areas. Going to the mosque is important so that we all know each other.”The evening gathering had not originally been intended for the offices of Doras Luimní, but the organisation stepped in at the 11th hour due to the unexpectedly high attendance.Najwan’s friend Etan Blass, a Jewish resident of Henry Street, had planned to host the celebration, but it became evident that his apartment would not take the crowd.He explained: “We had an event in my apartment in June when there was a Jewish holiday. Najwan and her friend had me over for dinner during Ramadan, even though Najwan was fasting, and I was curious as to when was the next big Muslim holiday because maybe we could do something for it like we did for the Jewish holiday.“They mentioned Eid al-Fitr and I said let’s do it. That’s how it came about and it grew to the point where it was too big for my apartment. Najwan had a relationship with Doras Luimni and they came through. They were amazing.” Twittercenter_img Previous articleSchool kitted out for Jerseys of Champions fundraiserNext articleGiant opportunity for Limerick business Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp TAGSDoras LuimníEid al-FitrEtan Blassfeaturedfull-imageIslamNajwan El-MagboulprayerRamadanreligion No vaccines in Limerick yet Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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Today in History

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsUS News WhatsApp Pinterest Today in History Twitter Previous articleChiefs’ Reid: ‘My heart bleeds’ for those in son’s car crashNext articleBackstrom, who won 6 Stanley Cups with Montreal, dies at 83 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

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Dr. A R Lakshmanan, Former Supreme Court Judge, Passes Away

first_imgTop StoriesDr. A R Lakshmanan, Former Supreme Court Judge, Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Aug 2020 8:18 PMShare This – x Dr Justice AR Lakshmanan(78) , former judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Law Commission of India passed away today morning .Cremation will take place at his native place Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) today at 11.30 AM.He studied law in Chennai. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served as a judge on the Madras High Court and Kerala High Court. He was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login Dr Justice AR Lakshmanan(78) , former judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Law Commission of India passed away today morning .Cremation will take place at his native place Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) today at 11.30 AM.He studied law in Chennai. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served as a judge on the Madras High Court and Kerala High Court. He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court in 2000 and Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2001. He retired in 2007.Next Storylast_img read more

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Granting of planning applications differ across Donegal

first_img Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp There were 1672 planning applications received in Donegal in the first ten months of the year, with 708 of them decided within two months.Of the five Municipal Districts, 405 were received in Inishowen, 393 in Letterkenny, 367 in Glenties, 309 in Donegal and 199 in Stranorlar.Of the 1673 planning applications received in Donegal up to the end of October, 1009 were granted, 268 were deemed invalid, 152 were refused, and 523 were deferred.The largest number of applications, 405, was received in Inishowen. However, the Letterkenny Municipal District had slightly more applications granted at 230, against 218 in Inishowen.The highest number of refusals, 39, was in the Glenties Municipal District, with 39 rejections, compared to 34 in Inishowen and 33 in Letterkenny.Meanwhile, councillors in Inishowen have been told that there are 213 outstanding enforcement cases on record in the district. October saw 4 new cases received and 14 cases closed.Members were told the reason for the high number of outstanding cases was that enforcement staff had been re-assigned to rural regeneration. Previous articleCrucial pipe replacement works to start in Finn Valley next monthNext articleRestoring Carndonagh footbridge & riverwalk could be a step closer News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Granting of planning applications differ across Donegal DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – December 19, 2018 last_img read more

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