Guinea Insurance Plc ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgGuinea Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Obama administration readies ‘trials for travel’ to Cuba

first_imgAmerican Airlines may include Santa Clara, Cuba, in its website’s list of Caribbean destinations, but the U.S. laws that punish U.S. residents traveling to Cuba are still in place. Compliance may be reduced to a web check box at this moment, but while the law is still on the books, it can be tightened again at any time.An emergency resolution submitted to the National Lawyers Guild 2016 #Law4thePeople Convention, held Aug. 3-7 in New York City, reports that the Obama administration’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls has appointed an administrative law judge to hear cases brought against travelers to Cuba.On July 26 — coincidentally, Cuba’s National Rebellion Day — “OFAC served a complaint instituting proceedings against Albert Fox, as President of the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Policy Foundation (the Respondent), seeking a penalty of $100,000 for participating in two short trips to Cuba in 2010 and 2011, and claiming that the Respondent improperly assisted other U.S. nationals on those two trips.” ( “has been recognized as a key contributor in building a significant body of opinion in Florida for normalizing relations with Cuba, and has also been a critic of continuing to fund the OFAC office in Miami.” For nearly three years opinion polls have reported Floridians support normalized U.S. relations with Cuba and at a rate higher than in the rest of the country. (See Feb. 11, 2014, Atlantic Council poll)Attorney Art Heitzer, chair of the NLG Cuba Committee, submitted the resolution, which warns, “This action threatens to establish a renewed precedent of intimidation against individuals and organizations which have broken from the hard line against Cuba in Florida and elsewhere.”Currently 52 of 100 senators support S.299, the Freedom to Travel Bill, and 131 Representatives have cosponsored H.R.664, its companion bill in the House of Representatives.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

House Drafts One Year Farm Bill Extension

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jul 27, 2012 House Drafts One Year Farm Bill Extension Home News Feed House Drafts One Year Farm Bill Extension Facebook Twitter Previous articleThat Great State Fair Food is Only a Week AwayNext articleRFA Backs Administration Position on RFS Gary Truitt Late Friday evening, the US House released language that would extend the Farm Bill for 1 year.  According to a document published on the House web site, the measure would, “Extend all titles and programs to the end of 2013, with the major change providing drought assistance to livestock and elimination of direct payments to cover the emergency assistance.” It is unclear if this is seeking an actual extension or providing a vehicle for a Senate-House Farm Bill conference. Meanwhile, farm groups continue to press for action on the Farm Bill. On Friday, the National Corn Growers Association released a statement calling on the House to take action, “America’s farmers need a new farm bill that will allow them the ability to make sound business decisions for the next five years.  An extension of current law fails to provide the needed level of certainty.  The National Corn Growers Association has strongly advocated programs, such as direct payments, be reformed into more efficient farm policy that will be responsive to taxpayers.”center_img SHARE Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow expressed that she was open to the House approach, if they intend to send a bill that will be used to negotiate the Farm Bill during August. But, she says a short-term extension is bad for farmers and the agricultural economy. If Congress kicks the can down the road with a short-term extension, Stabenow noted there will be no reform, direct payments will continue, we will lose the opportunity for major deficit reduction and deliver a real blow to the nation’s economic recovery. At the end of the day, she says it’s important to give farmers certainty with a full Farm Bill and keeping the ag economy growing. How the House will proceed with an extension remains unclear.  House leaders need to determine what kind of rule on amendments will govern debate. The Republican leadership in the House has generally pursued a policy of open rules — at least when talking about the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill. Ranking Member Collin Peterson said he was hopeful the Rules Committee would agree to a modified open rule, limiting the number of amendments. Another option is a closed rule which would not allow for amendments. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Farm Bill, The Movie

first_imgThen when the situation looks hopeless, word comes from behind nameless doors that a deal has been struck, a compromise reached. Conference committee members are told to rush back to Capitol Hill to see the 900 page bill that they have had little to do with drafting but must now approve. The final Farm Bill looks vaguely like its former self. The nutrition title has been surgically reattached, but with a few small pieces missing. The vastly different dairy programs in the House and Senate bills have been put into a mash-up that resembles combining Hank Williams and 50 Cent. There are also several new items that were not in either bill previously but, somehow, have been inserted. By Gary Truitt – Feb 16, 2014 Previous articleHoosier Ag Today Announces Major ExpansionNext articleMonsanto Bringing Plenty of Technology to the Farm Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The narrative begins innocently enough with a group of bipartisan lawmakers working to draft a bill that provides programs to help agriculture, rural America, the environment, and those who depend on food and nutrition assistance. Soon the specter of nameless political leadership began to take control of the process.  This first manifested itself in the Senate, where the Democratic majority slid the bill to final passage without amendments from the GOP minority, who had been procedurally tied up and tossed in the cloakroom. The movie’s leading lady, Debbie Stabenow, Chairperson of the Senate Ag Committee, then seductively chided her House counterparts, “See how easy it is, just pass our bill and it will all be over.”  The 2014 Farm Bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President has all the makings of a Hollywood epic movie. Three years in the making, it has all the elements of a blockbuster including drama, mystery, political intrigue, and a surprise ending. There are some outstanding performances from some of the principal players worth of an Emmy nomination, along with a strong cast of supporting character actors. And, like any big budget production, this one generated plenty of media hype.  While the reviews are still coming in, there is already speculation of whether there will be a sequel.  By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The conference committee was very large and very pubic, but this was a diversion. The real work was being done by a very small yet very powerful group of players, far from the public eye.  In a scenario worthy of a Sidney Sheldon or Dean Koontz novel, weeks go by with deals being made, deals being broken, lies being told, and compromises being made. The suspense builds as the future of American agriculture rests in the balance and no one really knows if in the end there will be a Farm Bill. It is at this point that the President and his minion Tom Vilsack, who have been watching from the sidelines, enter the scene with threats of a veto and righteous indignation over the demise of SNAP.  Fearing a farmer backlash, the House passes both a Farm Bill and a Nutrition Bill.  This is where the mystery and intrigue begin. A conference committee was appointed to craft a compromise that would pass Congress and be signed by the President. The compromise is met with howls of condemnation from all quarters; but, in a plot twist at the end, the measure passes Congress easily and is signed by the President in Debbie Stabenow’s home state with all Republicans boycotting the event.  The movie ends with a smiling Stabenow standing behind the President as he signs the bill into law, proclaiming, “This is not your father’s Farm Bill.” Pat Roberts, Chuck Grassley, Marlin Stutzman, and an embittered group of others, who were left out or cut out of the final deal, shuffle into the sunset vowing to fight another day. SHARE Farm Bill, The Movie But, will there be another day? While some confidently predict a sequel will be produced in 5 years, many close to the process quietly mutter this will be the last Farm Bill Congress will every produce.  Yet, eager for a good drama, Hollywood insiders say there are plans in the works for a movie on Immigration Reform. Working titles include “The Long Journey Home” or “Get Out and Don’t Come Back.” SHARE The House, as it turned out, was a house divided. The Republican majority was split into two warring factions: the members of the Agriculture committee who really wanted a Farm Bill passed, and those backed by the Tea Party who wanted to use the Farm Bill as a vehicle to make massive cuts in the bloated SNAP program.  House Speaker John Boehner was busy trying to corral his unruly flock when, out of the wings, came Indiana Freshman Congressman Marlin Stutzman, astride a white horse of fiscal reform who, with his lance, loped the nutrition title off the Farm Bill, leaving it quivering and barely alive on the House floor. Home Commentary Farm Bill, The Movielast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 5th

first_img Google+ Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – December 5, 2019 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 5th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebookcenter_img Previous articleVisiting restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleThe Score – 05/12/19 News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday December 5th Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more

Halliburton forms strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture to advance digital capabilities

first_imgThe partnership will enhance real-time platforms for expanded remote operations, improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence Halliburton partners with Microsoft and Accenture. (Credit: Pixabay/Markus Spiske) Halliburton, Microsoft and Accenture have announced they have entered into a five-year strategic agreement to advance Halliburton’s digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure.Under the agreement, Halliburton will complete its move to cloud-based digital platforms and strengthen its customer offerings by:Enhancing real-time platforms for expanded remote operations,Improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, andAccelerating the deployment of new technology and applications, including SOC2 compliance, for Halliburton’s overall system reliability and security.“The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president & CEO. “We are excited about the benefits our customers and employees will realize through this agreement, and the opportunity to further leverage our open architecture approach to software delivery.”“Moving to the cloud allows companies to create market-shaping customer offerings and drive tangible business outcomes,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business. “Through this alliance with Halliburton and Accenture, we will apply the power of the cloud to unlock digital capabilities that deliver benefits for Halliburton and its customers.”The agreement also enables the migration of all Halliburton physical data centers to Azure, which delivers enterprise-grade cloud services at global scale and offers sustainability benefits. Accenture will work closely with Microsoft, in conjunction with their Avanade joint venture, to help transition Halliburton’s digital capabilities and business-critical applications to Azure. Accenture will leverage its comprehensive cloud migration framework, which brings industrialized capabilities together with exclusive tools, methods, and automation to accelerate Halliburton’s data center migration and provide for additional transformation opportunities.“Building a digital core and scaling quickly across a business is only possible with a strong foundation in the cloud,” said Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, Accenture. “Halliburton recognizes that this essential foundation will provide the innovation, efficiency and talent advantages to do things differently and fast. We are proud to be part of this transformational change, which builds on our long history working with Halliburton and Microsoft.”The companies expect to complete the staged migration by 2022. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

NSC Midgett departs shipyard for Hawaii homeport

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Eighth US Coast Guard NSC departs shipyard for Hawaii homeport June 12, 2019, by View post tag: USCGC Midgett View post tag: NSC Authorities navaltodaycenter_img Share this article Eighth US Coast Guard NSC departs shipyard for Hawaii homeport View post tag: US Cost Guard Future USCGC Midgett, the US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter (NSC), got underway from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard after being delivered to the coast guard early May.The ship is headed for Honolulu, Hawaii, where it will be stationed along with the seventh NSC, Kimball, and fast response cutters (FRCs) Joseph Gerczak and Oliver Berry.FRC William Hart, scheduled for commissioning in late 2019, will also be stationed there.NSC 8 is named to honor the hundreds of members of the Midgett family who have served in the US Coast Guard and its predecessor services. At least 10 members of the Midgett family earned high honors from the US Coast Guard for their heroic lifesaving deeds. Seven Midgett family members were awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal, the US Coast Guard’s highest award for saving a life, and three were awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal.NSCs are 418 feet (127 m) long with a 54-foot beam and displace 4,500 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 120.last_img read more

Rombouts develops its coffee lines for cafés

first_imgRombouts Coffee’s Pure Origins coffee range is now available for coffee shops and cafés. The range, which was exclusively available to retail consumers through Selfridges stores, is available in two formats – ground coffee in black caddies for cafetières, and coffee pods for the Rombouts’ 1,2,3 Spresso system.Coffee varieties include Pur Colombie, Pur Kenya, La Grande Reserve, Moka D’Ethiopia and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. The 7g pods are individually vacuum-sealed and packed in cases of 6×12 or 16×12.The caddies are available in cases of 4x250g.Price: Pods – cases of 6×12 – £18.48 or 16×12 – £49.28[]last_img read more

News story: Government invests in Warrington congestion cutting scheme

first_img Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Thousands of new jobs and homes could be created in Warrington after the Transport Secretary approved £142.5 million for a new Western Link.The new road, which will connect the A56 at Chester Road with the A57 at Sankey Way, will create a new crossing point over the Mersey, cutting congestion and opening up land for development for up to 24,000 new homes and substantial employment opportunities.The scheme will also create job opportunities at the Port of Warrington, boosting the economy of the whole area.Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: Roads media enquiries The Western Link Road creates an additional key link between the north and south of Warrington, taking shipping traffic away from the town centre.It will also ease congestion close to Warrington Bank Quay station, improving journey times in and around the town, while an additional bridge will be built over the Manchester Shipping Canal.Construction on the new road could start as early as 2021.This is part of the government’s £13 billion investment in northern transport, which includes Highways England’s £1.5 billion to enhance motorways and major A roads in the north west as well as £1.57 billion from the growth deal for more than 60 transport schemes in the region until 2021.In addition, Warrington West Station, which received £4.23 million from the New Stations Fund, is due to be completed later this year. When complete, Northern Rail will provide two trains an hour. Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Investment in roads cuts travel time, increases productivity and helps create new job opportunities. The new Western Link Road will significantly benefit both road users and residents in Warrington, and is the latest instalment of the government’s record £13 billion investment in transport across the north of England.last_img read more