AIA reveals bonus pay for Tucker

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content MARK Tucker, the former chief executive of Prudential, has been awarded a performance-related bonus package worth £7.7m over the next two years in his new role as chief executive of Asian insurance business AIA. Tucker is entitled to a bonus package worth $6.1m (£3.9m) per year for the next two years on top of his $900,000 annual salary.A total of 13 per cent of the award for the first year will be paid in cash in March 2011, and again six months later with the remaining 74 per cent to be paid in shares. However the award will be pro-rated to reflect the fact that Tucker has only been chief executive of AIA since July. The following year will see the award paid in a similar fashion. He will also receive a number of restricted AIA shares which can be awarded at the company’s discretion. The details of Tucker’s remuneration package are buried in an appendix at the back of AIA’s float prospectus. The Asian unit of US insurance giant AIG floated on the Hong Kong stock market on Friday with a valuation of $30.5bn.AIA was forced to reconsider a flotation after a failed attempt to buy the insurer led by Prudential’s new chief executive Tidjane Thiam for $35.5bn earlier this year. Tucker, who was replaced by Thiam at Prudential, had led an even earlier attempt to buy AIA before being joining the company. The listing of AIA raised more than $20bn for the US Treasury, which still owns a majority stake in AIG. One of the principal reasons behind the listing has been AIG’s desire to repay US taxpayers who bailed it out during the global financial crisis in 2008. whatsapp Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp 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 PastThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsForbes14 Richest Black Billionaires RankedForbesTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Sunday 24 October 2010 11:15 pm AIA reveals bonus pay for Tucker last_img read more

Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Buying FTSE 100 shares with this 8% yield is ‘practically stealing’ and I’m in

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buying FTSE 100 shares with this 8% yield is ‘practically stealing’ and I’m in Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Tom Rodgers I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 23rd March, 2020 | More on: BATS Tom Rodgers owns no share mentioned. 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It has three major things going for it: strong fundamentals, an extremely attractive valuation, and the cash flow to support its huge dividend payment.Analysts at investment house Jefferies wrote in a 21 March report that “indiscriminate selling” has made some high-quality shares unfeasibly cheap. Their best-buy list includes shares that are “practically stealing” at current prices.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…They include Amazon — whose stock will rise as fewer people go out to shop — US biotech giant Gilead Sciences, and the largest defensive play in America, McDonalds.These are “high quality names that investors would want to own across a [down] cycle,” the report said.Best buy FTSE 100 sharesOf the handful of FTSE 100 shares to make the list is one that is now trading at a cheap price-to-earnings ratio of 7 times earnings. It has an 8.6% yield at last count. I’m talking about British American Tobacco (LSE:BATS). Investors should avoid its biggest rival Imperial Tobacco, in my opinion, because BATS has the more attractive long-term outlook.CEO Jack Bowles said in full-year results released on 27 February that “strong operational performance” was the reason why his firm had managed to deleverage its balance sheet. I’m certain that debt-heavy companies will fail in this unprecedented market crash.At a time when high-yield FTSE 100 giants like Royal Dutch Shell are slashing billions from their budgets and others suspend or slash their dividend payouts, BATS has increased its own offering by 3.6% to 210p per share. This comes with a 1.5 times dividend cover, too.Revenue was up also 5.7% in 2019. Looking ahead, Bowles said that even with the market disruption he was confident of a 9% earnings growth increase in 2020.Income coming inIncome investors are having a torrid time right now. Monday, 23 March, saw more popular FTSE 100 companies suspend or review their dividends. They include broadcaster ITV, bus operator Stagecoach, and the Screwfix and B&Q owner Kingfisher.I don’t have to tell you that a near-30% discount in the British American Tobacco share price compared to two months ago seems like a big opportunity. That 8%+ yield will compound nicely as share prices recover.As I wrote a few weeks back, the best time to buy FTSE 100 shares to make you money in the long term is at the point of maximum pessimism. I don’t think we’re quite there yet. So I’m waiting for markets to stabilise before putting money down. Central banks are throwing the kitchen sink at the coronavirus-hit economy right now. The US Federal Reserve has just committed to unlimited bond-buying to shore up shaky markets.But when we start to see the green shoots of recovery, this 8%+ yield UK dividend share is right at the top of my list. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Residence 1065 / Charged Voids

first_img Photographs Residence 1065 / Charged Voids Architects: Charged Voids Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard India 2019 “COPY” Residence 1065 / Charged VoidsSave this projectSaveResidence 1065 / Charged Voids ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Houses Year:  CopyHouses•Chandigarh, India Projects Photographs:  Javier CallejasArchitect In Charge:Aman AggarwalDesign Team:Rahul Vig, Akshat Batra3d Visualizer:Haneet KhannaStructure Consultant:Pankaj ChopraCity:ChandigarhCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier CallejasRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The project is located in Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a city designed by le Corbusier located 250km North of Delhi. The city was the first major master planning endeavor in independent India and is a symbol of modernism for the country. The site is located in sector 27, which is a part of the first phase of the city. This part of the city often referred to as Corbusian Chandigarh embodies the principles of CIAM of living, working, care of body & spirit and circulation. The site is a corner plot located on the internal sector road (V4 & V5). The site had zoning regulations with a setback on all 4 sides.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasSave this picture!Section 3Save this picture!© Javier CallejasTo design a house for a multi generation family of 6 members. The family comprised of a couple in their late forties, their parents well into the seventies and 2 children in their teens. Also, an area for domestic help was required. The concept of the project is an attempt to metamorphose eastern spatial planning & western aesthetics. The overall concept was devised as a free plan with overlapping spaces & inter-connecting volumes. These interconnected volumes allow for a complete interaction between the two levels, a conclusion drawn from a close analysis of the family setups of multi-generational Indian families.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe planning utilizes the concept of a cross axes, a vertical axis through the plan which is the central circulation & a horizontal axis through the landscape courtyards creating a vision across the width of the plot. However, the movement is choreographed so as to unfold the layers as one moves through the vertical axis, thus the sequential progression from public to private spaces. The multiple courtyards & terrace garden allow for penetration of fragments of nature into the interior spaces bringing its occupants in close contact to it. This is also an attempt to reinterpret the transcendent spaces like courtyards & verandas into in modern urban context.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe differential in the interaction of the public & private spaces to the exterior is an important aspect of the design. The public spaces with large glazing open directly in the exterior but the private spaces open into the courtyard & deep verandas with sun breakers on the outside. The corbusian philosophies are not only interpreted in the planning but the architecture expression was very clearly attempted. The project was the first project of the practice in the first phase of the city & the degrading urban expression (in form of houses that try to like everything from Spanish villas to ultra-modern deconstructivist architecture) for this symbol of modernism is one of the prime concerns of the practice.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasSave this picture!Side ElevationSave this picture!© Javier CallejasThe dwelling unit houses a total of 5 bedrooms. The ground floor houses the public spaces like the formal living & dining, the lounge a small office & puja as well as the parent’s master bedroom. The kitchen is almost in the center with a collapsible partition to open into the central space. A separate spice kitchen has also been provided to suit the Indian cooking. The first floor houses the other three bedrooms, two for the children & one guest room. The project was designed keeping in mind the prevalent construction practices and locally available materials. Cast in situ R.C.C and brick construction has been used.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa de las Estrellas Waldorf School / Salagnac ArquitectosSelected ProjectsXiXian New Area Chongwen Jing River Eco-Restaurant and Hotel / Plasma Studio + PMASelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Javier Callejas+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeCharged VoidsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChandigarhOn FacebookIndiaPublished on June 15, 2020Cite: “Residence 1065 / Charged Voids” 15 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Halloween sees global fundraising dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. On 27 October thousands of people in many cities around the world will join in ‘Thrill the World’, an annual fundraising event to perform the dance moves to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at the same time.Now in its seventh year, Thrill the World! has so far raised over $250,000 for over 500 humanitarian causes. It is led by a global team of volunteers. Howard Lake | 17 October 2012 | News  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  111 total views,  1 views today Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Halloween sees global fundraising dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Events featuring ‘Funky Zombies’ doing the dance will be taking place in Osaka, Los Angeles, Melbourne, London, Manila, Salvador, Istanbul, Berlin, DC, Bogota, Dublin, Paris, Toronto and other cities. They will all perform ‘Thriller’ at exactly the same time: 7pm GMT/UTC.The event is an attempt at achieving a world record. The highest number of people to participate in the event is 22,596, the current world record.To take part, people are invited to learn the dance using online tutorial videos, audio, and dance script, and then sign up to their local city “Thrill” Tagged with: Celebrity Events Halloweenlast_img read more

Natasha Kaplinsky becomes Barnardo’s President, & other celebrity news

first_imgNatasha Kaplinsky becomes Barnardo’s President, & other celebrity news 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 Tagged with: Celebrity Melanie May | 2 August 2019 | News Natasha Kaplinsky OBE is Barnardo’s new President | UK Fundraising— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) July 12, 2019 Natasha Kaplinsky, Sir Chris Bonington, and Jill Halfpenny are among the celebrities recently announced as lending their support to charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Celtic & Hearts FC captains & Edinburgh Children’s Hospital CharityCeltic and Hearts FC captains Scott Brown and Christophe Berra are two of a number of sports stars who have helped an Edinburgh children’s charity raise £112,000. The past and present sporting legends, including Gavin Hastings, John Souttar and Paul Cain, took part in Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s (ECHC) annual Sports Quiz. Now in its eighth year, this is the first time the money raised at the quiz has broken the £100k barrier. All money raised from the Sports Quiz will go to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, which supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC).  408 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Natasha Kaplinsky & Barnardo’sBarnardo’s has announced Natasha Kaplinsky OBE as its new President. The newsreader, presenter and journalist gave her first speech as President at the charity’s Annual Parliamentary Reception in July, at the House of Commons. She will help the charity to raise awareness of issues affecting vulnerable children, young people and their families, including mental health and wellbeing, child sexual exploitation and children who are leaving care. Kaplinsky will also be championing the work Barnardo’s does via its 1000+ services across the UK. Sir Chris Bonington & YHASir Chris Bonington CBE is leading an appeal to help save a Welsh youth hostel. The future of YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant in Snowdonia National Park is at risk unless a total of £2 million can be raised. It is owned and operated by YHA (England & Wales), which is appealing to the public to help it raise at least £500,000 to enable it to get work started and save this youth hostel for future generations. YHA has committed to find the balance from its own resources. The incredible @halfpennyjill, Celebrity Ambassador to @RainbowTrustCC is here to tell you how our partnership for #CarFest2019 will help the charity support another 100 families! #RainbowTrust #CarFestCountdown Advertisement Alesha Dixon, Wunmi Mosaku & ActionAid UKAlesha Dixon & Wunmi Mosaku have taken on Ambassador roles for ActionAid UK.  Britain’s Got Talent star Alesha Dixon and Luther’s Wunmi Mosaku will work with the organisation to help tackle violence against women and girls around the world. A long-term ActionAid UK supporter, Alesha travelled to Ghana with the charity in July 2017. BAFTA award-winning actor Wunmi Mosaku, best known for her roles as DS Catherine Halliday in BBC One’s Luther and Gloria Taylor in TV film Damilola, Our Loved Boy, also visited Ghana with ActionAid UK in March 2019.  407 total views,  2 views today I’m ready to perform at the first ever @SofarLondon x @SigniaWealth gig tonight in aid of @HelpMusiciansUK. If you haven’t got a ticket, you can still support this amazing cause by texting MUSICIAN to 70331 to donate £3— Emeli Sande (@emelisande) June 17, 2019Emeli Sandé & Help Musicians UKEmeli Sandé headlined a charity gig in aid of Help Musicians UK in June. The intimate show to an audience of just 100 took place at a secret location and launched the ‘Sofar x Signia in aid of Help Musicians’ series, that will continue throughout the year, taking place in landmark venues with household names and emerging artists. Joining Emeli on the bill was Help Musicians supported artist Love Ssega. — CarFest (@Carfestevent) July 20, 2019Jill Halfpenny & Rainbow Trust Children’s CharityJill Halfpenny has been announced as Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity’s Ambassador. Halfpenny, who has just appeared in the new four-part drama series Dark Money on BBC One, has been a regular on TV since 1989 when she starred in Byker Grove.last_img read more

Girlguiding & BBC Children in Need partner to celebrate Pudsey’s 40th year

first_img Tagged with: BBC Children in Need fundraising events Girlguiding & BBC Children in Need partner to celebrate Pudsey’s 40th year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 20 October 2020 | News Girlguiding and BBC Children in Need have partnered to create a new badge and fundraising challenge to mark Pudsey’s 40th year.The challenge, Act Your Age, will see Girlguiding encourage its nearly half a million members to take their age and do something good with it to raise funds, such as a six-year-old Rainbow climbing the equivalent number of steps up to Big Ben in six hours, an eight-year-old Brownie undertaking eight minutes of sponsored keepy-uppies, or a 13-year-old unit collectively taking on a virtual half marathon. To support the campaign, Girlguiding has launched a special Pudsey badge. This has been designed to represent both charities and their mission and commitment to supporting children and young people in the UK, and can also be bought by anyone wanting to add their support.The money raised through the partnership between BBC Children in Need and Girlguiding will be split equally between the two organisations.For Girlguiding, it will support the charity to continue working alongside its volunteers to support girls’ and young women’s wellbeing, build their resilience and offer fun, entertaining activities during the pandemic.  Advertisementcenter_img Funds raised could contribute towards giving girls a platform to speak out on the issues important to them, train Peer Educators to talk about important topics like body confidence and mental wellbeing, support the opening of new Girlguiding units or support girls to experience their first overnight camp.For BBC Children in Need funds raised will help to support local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.Emma Guthrie, Girlguiding’s Assistant Chief Guide commented:“We are incredibly excited and proud to be partnering with BBC Children in Need in its milestone 40th year. This year has been challenging for everyone, especially our children and young people and it’s imperative now, more than ever that we do everything we can to ensure that they are not forgotten and have access to the support they need to thrive.”Commenting on the partnership, BBC Children in Need’s Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus said:“We are delighted to have partnered with Girlguiding and encourage all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Girlguiding’s volunteers to Act Your Age, and get fundraising. Whilst these are very uncertain times, we know that through the kindness and generosity of our supporters like Girlguiding, we can collectively help children and young people overcome challenges they might be facing and reach their full potential.”The ‘Act Your Age’ challenge fundraising ideas, support, and donation information is available on the Girlguiding website. The Pudsey Badge is also available to purchase from Girlguiding’s website or through local Girlguiding units and will cost £1.50 with profits to be split between BBC Children in Need and Girlguiding.  587 total views,  2 views today 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  588 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Senate Finance Includes Ag Tax Extensions

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Senate Finance Includes Ag Tax Extensions SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Senate Finance Includes Ag Tax Extensions Tax extendersLast week brought good news for renewing tax breaks that are significant for agriculture. The Senate Finance Committee has now included those in a package of tax extenders. Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden agreed to revive several key ag-related tax breaks that expired last year, and American Farm Bureau Tax Adviser Pat Wolff says one of those is big for agriculture.“The big news for farmers and ranchers is that section 179 small business extending is continued for two years at the level it was last year, which is $500,000 maximum deduction.”Small business expensing allows tax write-offs in the same year as purchases. The 500,000-dollar deduction fell to 25,000 at the end of last year, much less than a single piece of farm equipment. Another big break was for biofuels.“And this means it would be continued for two years or all the biodiesel and cellulosic biodiesel tax credits.”The dollar per gallon biodiesel credit expired at the end of 2012. Wyden also agreed after some committee jostling to add back to his proposal the wind electricity tax credit. Both were important to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley.“Due to both economic and security reasons I am pleased that the chairman included the biodiesel credit in his original mark and has accepted my amendment to extend the wind production tax credit to a modified mark.”The bill also renews a deduction for donating conservation easements. Chairman Wyden included non-binding sense of the committee language that this would be the last tax extender bill before comprehensive reform, an apparent olive branch to retiring House Tax Chair Dave Camp, and a nod to Wyden’s predecessor Max Baucus. Both pushed hard for sweeping tax reform and Camp has now opened the door to permanently extending some tax breaks. Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 6, 2014 Previous articleOil-Induced Rail Chaos Driving Up Gas PricesNext articleThe Challenges Facing Liberian Agriculture Andy Eubanklast_img read more

€1M in cash seized in Limerick Garda operation

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement NewsBreaking news€1M in cash seized in Limerick Garda operationBy admin – December 15, 2013 770 Facebook Email Printcenter_img Twitter Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] in excess of €1m has been seized by Gardai in County Limerick this Saturday following a five month operation targeting organised crime in the area.The operation, which is part of an ongoing investigation into organised criminal activity in the Limerick area, was carried out yesterday afternoon.Gardai attached to the Divisional Drugs and Crime Units searched a property at Portcrusha near Castleconnell and discovered the haul of cash.During the operation, which saw over two dozen Gardai involved, two males aged in their 50s and 40s were arrested in connection with the find.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the seizure was “significant” and part of a “larger operation targeting illegal activity. We believe this money to be the proceeds of crime and therefore treating the operation as a major disruption to organised crime”.The two men are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Henry St. Garda Station.They men can be held for up to seven days before charge or release.Enquiries are ongoing as are further investigations. Linkedin Previous articleNoonan plays down Health overspend as six year economic plan devised for Troika departureNext articleAn Taoiseach says we are moving in the right direction adminlast_img read more

Foreclosure Lows Are the Needed Boost to Housing Stocks

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Lows Are the Needed Boost to Housing Stocks Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.  Print This Post About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: CoreLogic Foreclosure Report Delinquency Rates CoreLogic Foreclosure Report Delinquency Rates 2016-10-11 Scott Morgan Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: ClosingCorp Names New CEO Next: Are Inner City Housing Markets Getting a Bad Rap? Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 11, 2016 2,113 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Foreclosure Lows Are the Needed Boost to Housing Stocks Foreclosures and foreclosure inventory are definitively down. Compared to a year earlier, the foreclosure inventory nationally in August was 30 percent lower, while the actual number of completed foreclosures was down by more than 42 percent, according to CoreLogic’s August 2016 National Foreclosure Report.In raw numbers, there were 37,000 completed foreclosures in August. A year ago, there were 64,000. The national foreclosure inventory included approximately 351,000 homes with a mortgage (about 1 percent) compared with 499,000 homes last year. The numbers made August’s foreclosure inventory rate the lowest it’s been since July 2007.CoreLogic also reported that the number of mortgages in serious delinquency (90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure or REO) declined by 20.6 percent from last August. The decline was geographically broad with decreases in serious delinquency in 48 states and the District of Columbia.Over the year, Florida had twice the number of completed foreclosures (55,000) than its nearest second, Texas (27,000). Ohio, California, and Georgia also all had more than 20,000 foreclosures, and these five states made up about a third of all national foreclosures.On the other side of the coin, the District of Columbia had the lowest number of completed foreclosures since last year, with 212. Conversely, D.C. also had the highest foreclosure inventory rate in August, almost 2 percent. Over the year, New Jersey’s 3.2 percent inventory rate led the way, followed closely by New York, with a 3 percent rate.“Foreclosure inventory fell by 30 percent from the previous year, the largest year-over-year decline since January 2015,” said Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. “The large decline in the distressed inventory has been one of the drivers of steady home price growth which helps Americans increase their home equity to support increased spending or cushion future economic risk.”Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said that the downward trend in foreclosure and serious delinquency exhibit strong demand growth and rising prices.””With the foreclosure inventory now under 1 percent nationally,” he said, “the need to boost single-family housing stocks through new construction will become more acute in the coming months and years.” Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

New guidelines aim to put health and safety on management agenda

first_imgNew guidelines aim to put health and safety on management agendaOn 24 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Employers Organisation for Local Government (EO) has launched newguidelines to encourage local authorities to incorporate health and safetyissues into day-to-day management and decision-making processes. Advice on health and safety has been included in the national handbook ofcurrent agreements for Local Government Services – known as the Green Book –for the first time. The handbook covers the pay and conditions for 1.3 million local authorityworkers and will now place emphasis on emerging issues such as changemanagement, diversity in service delivery and the role of occupational healthprofessionals. The new guidance will also help authorities to fall into line with theGovernment’s health and safety agenda, which includes making public sector organisations‘exemplars of health and safety management practice’. EO research shows that ill health absence costs local authoritiessignificantly more than accidents. Mary Maguire from general union Unison, which has long campaigned for morehealth and safety awareness, said: “There is still a lot to be done whenit comes to health and safety.”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lecturer – Philosophy – (ADJ000109)

first_imgThe Department of Philosophy at the University of Houston invitesapplications for part-time lecturer positions. L ecturerappointments are non-tenure-track positions and are made on asemester to semester basis. Preferred candidates will have a PhD inPhilosophy, however candidates with a MA in Philosophy may also beconsidered. Applications should include the following: evidence ofeffective teaching, cover letter, CV, and unofficialtranscripts.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Preferred candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy, howevercandidates with a MA in Philosophy may also be considered.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidates. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Open Rank – Postdoctoral Associate or Research Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionSeeking a postdoctoral associate or research associate position(depending on experience) in High Energy Theoretical Physics andString Theory in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech. Thefocus of the position is on string theory, including stringcompactifications, sigma models, F-theory, effective theories andstring geometry and phenomenology.This position is available starting from August 2021 and isrenewable for up to two years (i.e. three years duration in total),depending on performance.Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,publication list, and a brief research statement. In addition, theyshould request that three letters of reference be submitted ontheir behalf by email to [email protected] .Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020; however, theposition will remain open until filled.Required QualificationsA strong background in string theory with a history ofpeer-reviewed publications is necessary.To be considered for the research associate position, a master’sdegree in a relevant field and prior research experience isrequired.To be considered for the postdoctoral associate position, adoctorate degree in a relevant field is required.Good collaborative skills.Preferred QualificationsProgramming experience.Ability to work under limited supervision.For research associate position, some experience mentoring juniorresearchers.Appointment TypeRestrictedReview Date12/1/2020Additional InformationApplication materials should include a 1) publication list and 2)research statement.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Jackie Woodyard at [email protected] during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 1, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“I absolutely eat what I cook. You have to remember that when I was modelling, the girls Christy [Turlington], Naomi [Campbell], Cindy [Crawford] were all a size 10. We weren’t the size girls are now; we were slim, not skinny”Supermodel-turned-baker Lorraine Pascale, who is soon to open a second branch of Ella’s Bakehouse and is currently fronting Baking Made Easy on BBC2, on how you can have your cake, eat it and not have to stick your fingers down your throat”It’s really a diet that brings food back on to the plate that people thought they were not allowed to eat. It acts like a fibre in the body and does not get absorbed in the small intestine. It also triggers fat-burning enzymes and helps you to feel fuller”At last! With all the gluten- and wheat-dodging going on, Ellen Kunes launches The CarbLovers Diet, which lauds resistant starches, as found in the likes of rye and grainy bread”It was a weird thing to happen, I just felt a wee pop in my groin. Right away, I thought, ’Oh no, I might miss the Celtic game.’ I was really gutted at that moment”Mark Peat, captain of minnows Berwick Rangers and a Greggs worker, nearly misses the chance of a lifetime to topple Celtic in the Scottish Cup after picking up an injury loading the van. It made no difference he was passed fit and they lost 2-0last_img read more

Cakewatch update

first_imgThis is the woman police are searching for in connection with the nation’s first recorded case of cupcake rage. The customer in question allegedly went berserk in Cardiff cupcakery Sugarswirlz when it ran out of her favourite ’Sweet Tooth Fairy’ cupcakes, smashing up the shop and assaulting staff. The net is closing.Cupcakers, don’t have nightmares, do sleep well.last_img

moe. Delivers Emotionally-Charged Huckleberry Jam Set [Audio/Video]

first_imgmoe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]last_img read more