Amlin says business is still mixed

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Tags: NULL whatsapp LLOYD’S insurance group Amlin said yesterday trading last quarter was mixed, as it posted a 39 per cent increase in premiums written in the year to date. The group wrote £1.92bn in the period, thanks to its acquisition of ACI and new business within its UK fleet motor and Bermuda arms. Amlin said catastrophe reinsurance premiums have suffered a drop, with massive claims linked to the Chilean and New Zealand earthquakes doing little to boost global prices. UK rates have increased 1.5 per cent in the year to date, though other sectors such as London marine have decreased. Returns on the firm’s £4.2bn investment efforts stood at 3.9 per cent, helping to offset downward pressure on premiums. The firm credited most of the gains to strength in the stock market, and said the feat was unlikely to continue long-term.“While we are trading in tougher market conditions, we remain on track to deliver a good current year return at this point in the insurance cycle,” said chief executive Charles Philipps. Read This NextRicky 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe 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 Amlin says business is still mixed center_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 15 November 2010 7:48 pmlast_img read more

Davos leaders fear surge in unemployed

first_img whatsapp Share Tuesday 25 January 2011 8:57 pm Davos leaders fear surge in unemployed by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity 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’DefinitionLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img GLOBAL unemployment will be at the top of the agenda at Davos this year, with one official of the World Economic Forum warning that the biggest danger for 2011 is the possibility of a “jobless recovery”.The warning comes as the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a UN body, announced yesterday that worldwide unemployment has stayed stubbornly high at 205m during 2010. The ILO also forecast that the number will fall by less than one per cent during 2011. The figure means that there are now 27.6m more people without jobs than in 2007 before the crisis hit.Delegates at Davos will discuss the threat of ongoing joblessness this morning at an event entitled: “The West isn’t working”, held by Manpower, an employment consultancy and main sponsor of the WEF.Jeffrey Joerres, chairman and chief executive of Manpower, will blame western educational systems for not being “aligned with the needs of the world of work”.“Industry and educational institutions must work together more constructively and governments need to target funding in the right areas,” he says. “Companies, governments and educators all have a responsibility to get this right.”World leaders are particularly nervous that stubborn unemployment could combine with skyrocketing commodity prices to create conditions ripe for widespread civil unrest. President Barack Obama has come under heavy fire ahead of his first State of the Union address for failing to boost job creation: US unemployment currently stands at 9.4 per cent.Europe is in even worse straits. And the economist Nouriel Roubini, who is due to speak at a CNBC breakfast in Davos this morning, has warned that the UK in particular has a “whiff of stagflation” about it, saying it is “already double dipping while inflation is rising.” Youth unemployment in the UK is already on a par with general unemployment in Spain, with both now at 20 per cent. KCS-content 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 ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Osborne puts the 50p top rate for high earners under review

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Osborne puts the 50p top rate for high earners under review Wednesday 23 March 2011 9:38 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL GEORGE Osborne yesterday confirmed that the 50p tax rate on high earners will stay in place for the time being, but reassured that it won’t exist for much longer.The chancellor said that he would consult HMRC to look at whether the high earner income tax was financially viable, or whether scrapping it would tempt more business to Britain.The 50 per cent tax rate for those earning over £150,000 has been in place since April 2010. “The 50p tax rate would do lasting damage to our economy if it were to become permanent. That is why I regard it as a temporary measure. Now wouldn’t be the right time to remove it, when we’re asking others on much lower incomes to make sacrifices. But it’s sensible to see how much revenue it actually raises,” said Osborne. More From Our Partners Share last_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2009 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2009 presentation Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgGreif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

DEC’s Liberia Crisis Appeal raises £500,000 on first night

first_img The Liberia Crisis Appeal, launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on 12 August, raised £500,000 in credit card donations from the public on its first night.The donations followed televised appeals by actor Ross Kemp. Twenty thousand calls were received with an average donation of £30. Almost £50,000 was raised via the DEC’s Web site on the first night.DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said: “The appeal has raised half a million overnight, which means that we are on target for our first one million.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 13 August 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC’s Liberia Crisis Appeal raises £500,000 on first night  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Chad’s president’s death upsets imperialists

first_imgIdriss Déby, president of Chad, died April 19 in the Tibesti mountains, weapons in hand, as Chad troops fought an armed convoy of his regime’s opponents from the Front for Change and Concord in Chad, which had entered the country from Libya.Déby’s loss was a major blow to French and U.S. imperialism, whose strategists regarded Chad — with Déby, its leader for three decades — as a “linchpin” in their efforts to control Western and Central Africa. Déby was a graduate of France’s military academy for officer training, as well as a pilot and a ranger.The late president’s son, Mahamat Idriss Déby, quickly set up a military council, dissolved the government and parliament and promised transparent, free and fair elections in 18 months.Testifying to the significance of Déby’s leadership, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke at his funeral: “Idriss, you were an exemplary leader and a courageous warrior, but you also knew the value of diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Before Macron spoke at the funeral, he met Mahamat Déby to express France’s support for his rule, which France hopes will preserve the “stability” of Chad. (Le Monde, April 23) U.S. policy in Africa U.S. imperialism carries out its military policy in Africa through AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command, which oversees 23 U.S. bases on the continent. AFRICOM recently changed its strategic orientation from the “degradation of VEOs (violent extremist organizations, which used to be called ‘terrorist’) to their containment.” The Inspector General — a subagency of the Department of Defense — issued the report on this change in early 2020. (voanews.com, Feb. 11, 2020)What this retreat from “degradation” to “containment” means is that organizations resisting U.S. and French imperialist penetration and control of Africa have grown so strong that U.S. strategists judge that the Pentagon is unable to destroy them outright. They aim instead to limit the impact of the resistance and prevent growth.One of AFRICOM’s bases is in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital. The major base for the French intervention forces in the Sahel — Operation Barkhane — is also there. The Sahel is a vast, arid area south of the Sahara Desert, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Sudan. It includes Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, as well as Chad and Mauritania.Chadian soldiers have been a significant part of the multinational forces containing Boko Haram forces in Nigeria and resisting Islamic groups in the triangle formed by Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. They are considered to be well trained, well equipped and well led. Instability in ChadWhile Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 185th out of 187 countries in the UN’s Human Development Index, it is a major producer of oil, pumping 130,000 barrels a day. This output puts it in the top ten African producers. Other than oil, it produces cotton, cattle, livestock and gum arabic. Yet, the level of hunger in Chad is one of the highest in the world. A quarter to a third of its people go to bed hungry every night, and stunting due to malnutrition is a major problem for its youth.Lake Chad, once the second largest freshwater lake in the world, has lost 90% of its area and volume over the last 45 years, due to global warming and development. It is still a major resource, and hundreds of thousands of refugees from the instability and chaos in the Sahel live in its basin.French and U.S. imperialism have spent billions of euros and dollars in order to maintain their military domination of Africa. China has instead emphasized investing in infrastructure — including education and public services — in return for being allowed access to Africa’s mineral riches. China’s policy aims to provide wheelbarrows, while the United States and France supply gun barrels. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Saudi blogger Raef Badawi given first 50 lashes

first_img Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa January 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Saudi blogger Raef Badawi given first 50 lashes June 8, 2021 Find out more Raef Badawi, a Saudi blogger who is serving a 10-year jail term, was flogged publicly in Jeddah today, receiving the first 50 lashes of a total of 1,000 to which he has also been sentenced. Reporters Without Borders condemns this shocking sentence and again calls on the authorities to overturn it at once. Help by sharing this information News April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News March 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News to go further Receive email alerts News “Despite our campaign and despite yesterday’s US State Department statement calling for the flogging to be stopped, Saudi Arabia has gone ahead with this appalling punishment,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said.“Raef Badawi’s only crime was to start a public debate on his blog about the way Saudi society is evolving, but he was given 50 lashes today before a crowd of spectators outside Jeddah’s Al-Jafali Mosque and, in all, he is to receive a total of 1,000 lashes in 20 weekly sessions.“Although the Saudi authorities have turned a deaf ear to repeated appeals from international human rights groups, Reporters Without Borders will continues its fight so that Badawi can be freed as soon as possible and be spared this inhuman retribution.”A source close to the case said that, while being driven in a police car to the mosque, Badawi thought about all those who have supported him and, while being flogged, pronounced the name of a supporter during each lash in order to give himself courage and strength. Organisation last_img read more

ISP introduces “graduated response” leading to disconnection for illegal downloaders

first_img IrelandEurope – Central Asia News IrelandEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Ireland Help by sharing this information to go further News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union December 2, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that Eircom, one of Ireland’s main Internet Service Providers, has become the first ISP in Europe to voluntarily introduce a “graduated response” procedure under which clients who download music illegally could end up losing their Internet connection.Announced on 24 May, the decision was motivated by business concerns and lacks any legal legitimacy. It is the result of an agreement between Eircom and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), which represents 55 music industry companies including Sony, Universal, EMI and Warner.“The current tendency is to put Internet Service Providers at the centre of efforts to combat illegal downloading,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is also the case with the ACTA, the proposed international treaty against counterfeiting that is currently being discussed. The disastrous effect of these initiatives is to turn the ISP into an Internet policeman.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is the ISP that, flouting the right of defence and presumption of innocence, arbitrarily decides to interrupt Internet access, which is a fundamental right. Eircom reluctantly agreed to this pilot project in order to avoid legal sanctions under a lawsuit brought by Irish copyright holders that accused it of failing to take any steps to combat illegal downloading. ”Employing a tracking method developed by DtecNet, the IRMA will identify the IP addresses of people who use Peer to Peer networks (P2P) to share copyrighted music online illegally. The information will then be passed to Eircom, which will then have to identify and contact them. Once identified, suspected illegal downloaders will be contacted twice by phone, mail or email. If there is evidence of further illegal downloading, they will be sent a letter. If they continue again, their Internet service will be suspended for a week. If they are caught a fourth time, their connection will be suspended for a year.The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, which protects online privacy, challenged this procedure before the Dublin high court, but the court ruled that tracking IP addresses was not a violation of the agreement between the ISP and its clients as IP addresses did not constitute personal data.Defending its decision, Eircom said it was “committed to helping customers understand the issues surrounding the illegal file sharing of copyrighted music.” But it could be commercial suicide for Eircom if other ISPs do not follow suit.Eircom’s main rival, UPC, had already taken the position that there was no legal basis for tracking IP addresses and suspending clients’ Internet access. On 23 May, a UPC spokesperson confirmed the company’s refusal to adopt similar measures. UPC is also being prosecuted by the IRMA and the case is due to be heard on 17 June.France’s HADOPI law also envisages a graduated response to illegal downloading but court approval must be obtained before an Internet connection is suspended (http://en.rsf.org/france-government-pushes-through-spruced-21-09-2009,34538.html).center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ISP introduces “graduated response” leading to disconnection for illegal downloaders Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Organisation RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Former Pasadena Police Officer to Lead Torrance Police Department

first_img 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Former Pasadena police Officer Jeremiah “Jay” Hart has been named the new Torrance police chief, Torrance City Manager Aram Chaparyan announced on Wednesday.Hart will assume his new duties on June 20, Chaparyan said.The current interim police chief, Jon Megeff, will continue to serve in that capacity until Hart is sworn in.Hart began his career as a patrol officer for Pasadena in 1998 when the department was led by then-Police Chief Bernard Melekian.In 2001, Hart was hired by the Torrance Police Department and served in various assignments including patrol officer, motor officer, recruitment training officer, and patrol field supervisor.In 2008, he was promoted to sergeant. While in that role, Hart served as the former chief’s adjutant/public information officer, and as a personnel sergeant, in addition to overseeing research and training.Hart has served as a Torrance police lieutenant since 2015.Hart was chosen out of 17 candidates, which included both internal and external applicants. As the 11th Torrance police chief, he will be responsible for leading the Police Department with a focus on community engagement, innovation, and developing the next generation of department managers, while staying at the forefront of law enforcement trends, Chaparyan said.His duties have included serving as watch commander, supervising the Traffic and Special Events Division, and managing the Communications/Information TechnologyDivision. In addition, his other assignments included acting as the unmanned aircraft systems commander and as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.“Jay’s experience, continued education, training and community involvement are reflective of his professional commitment to law enforcement and to the city of Torrance,” Chaparyan said.“He remains actively engaged in the law enforcement community and is focused on providing the highest standards and optimum public service. I am confident he will prove himself to be a great chief.” STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Former Pasadena Police Officer to Lead Torrance Police Department CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:21 pmcenter_img Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News 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, Pasadenalast_img read more