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National Insurance Corporation Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgNational Insurance Corporation Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Insurance Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Insurance Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Insurance Corporation Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Insurance Corporation Limited (now NIC Holdings Limited) is a leading insurance company in Uganda. It was established in 1964 as a wholly-owned government parastatal; and privatised in 2005 with Industrial and General Insurance Plc (IGI) purchasing a 60% stake in the insurance business through its special purpose vehicle, Corporate Holdings Limited. IGI is the largest private sector insurer and fastest growing insurance company in Nigeria, with operations in Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Europe and America. The company established two wholly-owned subsidiaries; NIC General Insurance Company Limited (NIC General) which took over the general insurance business; and NIC Life Assurance Company Limited (NIC Assurance) which took over individual and group life assurance. National Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Chalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka

first_imgPhotographs:  Melissa Kelsey Architects: Jo Nagasaka, Schemata Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Chalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo NagasakaSave this projectSaveChalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeSchemata ArchitectsOfficeFollowJo NagasakaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUtahSchemata ArchitectsJo Nagasaka Schemata ArchitectsOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on April 29, 2021Cite: “Chalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka” 29 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Melissa Kelsey+ 19Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year: center_img 2020 Lloyd Architects “COPY” Architect of Record: Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project Team:Matthieu Darcourt , Ou UenoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Melissa KelseyRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This chalet is located just slightly north of the top of a gentle slope that stretches fromnorth to south in the natural park in Powder Mountain, Utah, USA. It sits at the northernend of a cluster of chalets spread out to the south, and one can enjoy theview to thesouth from the second floor. It is a great place to access both the town and the ski resort,and enjoy the magnificent view to the north.Save this picture!© Melissa KelseySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Melissa KelseyAfter skiing, they would step off the ski slope and approach the chalet from the southside of the site to take a break. They would go into themud room, take off ski clothesand skis, hang them there to dry, take a shower on the same floor, change inon ofthebedrooms, and go upstairs. The upper floor where one can enjoy the magnificent viewon the north side has a spacious balcony resulted from the setback regulation, kitchen,dining room, and living room where they would enjoy the view, delicious food anddrinks,light the fireand have a good time together after a long day of skiing.Save this picture!© Melissa KelseySince thebuilding islocated inanatural park, it is subject to very strict building regulations and thebuildable area is small. This extremely compact building is designed to take up themaximum allowable volume. The compact size is perfect for experiencing the grandeurofnature, giving you a sense of being nestled in it.Save this picture!© Melissa KelseySave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Melissa KelseyStructurally, the lower floor is constructed with steel frames to maintain an appropriatedistance between the slope and the building, and a highly insulated wooden structure isplaced on top of the steel frames to protect the indoor environment. The expression ofthe wooden materials harmonizes and integrates with the surrounding land and stonesin summer, and evokes the warmth of home against the white snow in winter.Save this picture!© Melissa KelseyProject gallerySee allShow lessParis XII Apartments / MARS ArchitectesSelected ProjectsJinan Changzhuang Church / Archipoetry StudioSelected Projects Share Chalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•United Stateslast_img read more

Journalist’s effigy burned publicly during carnival

first_img CroatiaEurope – Central Asia News The effigy was set on fire towards the end of a carnival in the small southern town of Proložac, after a speech in which Tomic, who is from Proložac, was declared responsible for all of Croatian society’s evils.“Is it possible in a European Union country in 2015 to symbolically burn a journalist before a crowd without being called to account in court?” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon asked. “This unacceptable act of aggression must be investigated for what is – a death threat.”This is not the first case of its kind in Croatia. An effigy of Vinko Vukovic, another Slobodna Dalmacija journalist, was burned in the main square of the village of Omis a year ago.Tomic was previously the victim of an attack on 23 February 2014, while on the terrace of a café in Split. A man threw a bucket of excrement in his face and shouted: “Now you can write about me.”Tomic reported the attack to the police, who said they could identify the attacker from surveillance camera footage. However, the police never arrested or even questioned anyone.Croatia is ranked 58th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News News Follow the news on Croatia Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more Appalled to learn that an effigy of Croatian journalist Ante Tomic, a reporter for the newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija, was publicly burned on 17 February, Reporters Without Borders condemns this act of symbolic violence and calls on the authorities to react. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more News to go further February 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s effigy burned publicly during carnivallast_img read more

Homebuilder confidence picks up after 2 months of decline

first_imgThe NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Index reading increased in February, driven by expectations that homebuyer traffic was picking up. (iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Homebuilder sentiment is once again trending upward thanks, in part, to a bump in traffic from prospective homebuyers.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index increased to 84, seasonally adjusted, compared to January’s reading of 83. The slight increase comes after two month-over-month declines for the index.The NAHB index tracks homebuilder confidence in current and future single-family home sales and traffic of potential homebuyers on a monthly basis.Of the index’s three components, homebuilder sentiment toward current single-family home sales remained unchanged compared to January with a reading of 90. Expectations of single-family home sales six months from now dropped to 80, from 83 in January.But the traffic from potential homebuyers jumped to a reading of 72, up from 68 last month.Read moreVicious cycle creates “huge supply crunch,” pushing home prices upHomebuilder sentiment falls for second month in a rowSpending on home construction jumps 21% in December Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* CoronavirusHousing MarketResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name* All components were up year-over-year.Regional sentiment largely followed the national index. The northeastern region saw a significant increase in sentiment with its reading surging to 89, from 68 in January. But the western region’s reading dropped slightly to 91 from 92 last month, while the southern region was flat.Existing home prices in the northeast saw the biggest gains according to a fourth quarter report by the National Association of Realtors. That said, all 180 metro areas NAR tracked for the report posted significant year-over-year growth for the second consecutive quarter.Though some economists worry that rising prices will affect affordability and limit the number of potential buyers, there have yet to be any sustained signs of waning demand — thanks, in part, to the historically low number of homes available for purchase.Contact Erin Hudsonlast_img read more


first_imgPaul LewisThe Sheldonian Theatre13 OctoberPaul Lewis has won much praise from critics for his CDs of the sonatas of Schubert, and rose to prominence as a performer at this year’s Last Night of the Proms. He now turns his attention to Beethoven’s thirty two piano sonatas, which he is recording for Harmonia Mundi and performing in their entirety in London, Edinburgh and Oxford. He inaugurated the Oxford cycle at the Sheldonian Theatre, and this will be followed by a further seven concerts in the next two years.He chose to begin with the three sonatas from Op.31, and the sonata Op.78. The Op.31 sonatas were designed as a contrasting set: the comedic G major and graceful E flat major sonatas surround the dark D minor sonata, sometimes called The Tempest, after Beethoven told his secretary, asking about the meaning of the work, to “just read Shakespeare’s The Tempest”. These were coupled with the Op.78 sonata, sometimes referred to as À Thérèse, a pupil of Beethoven’s, who could possibly have been his Immortal Beloved.From the outset of the G major sonata, Lewis’ style of Beethoven playing was made apparent. His range of dynamic contrast is extreme, fitting the sometimes exaggerated gestures of these works, and he emphasises the humour of Beethoven’s work with absolute clarity of fingerwork and phrasing. I have never heard a pianist highlight the ‘false ending’ of the first movement of this sonata with such wit, causing chuckles of amusement in the audience. The following Adagio grazioso in which a simple melody becomes progressively more over-ornamented was nonchalantly delivered despite the score’s ever-increasing demands. The rondo was given a charming finish, as the ending cadences, which become successively less confident, drew further laughter from listeners.The Tempest sonata then demonstrated the ‘minor-key’ side of Beethoven’s music. Lewis underlined the contrast between the two first movement themes, with the Adagio sections drawn out to near-stasis, sustained through skilful pedalling, while the frenetic Allegro was intensely driven. Following the balm of the slow movement, the final Allegretto, a sinister moto perpetuo, led ominously towards the depths of the keyboard for the inconclusive closing bars. After the interval, the brief Op.78 sonata was elegantly delivered, particularly the second movement, where the rapid passages of alternating notes between the hands were cleanly executed throughout. This sonata served as a prelude to the final sonata from Op.31. The fortissimo outbursts of the energetic Scherzo caused several people to be visibly jolted in their seats, perhaps as was Beethoven’s intention. The gentle Menuetto led into the last movement,a boisterous tarantella which built up to its close with an inexorable accumulation of momentum, ending the concert in grand style. Taking the peformance as a whole, Paul Lewis’ performance gave the impression of impulsiveness under great control, and a feeling of freshnessthat many performances of these sonatas lack. His next concert will be on the Friday 9 December, and it is something to look forward to with the utmost anticipation.ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

Oxford research group to develop universal flu vaccine

first_imgAn Oxford spinout company has received significant funding to develop a universal flu vaccine. The company, Vaccitech, was given more than £10 million in funding to develop the vaccine.As it stands, no single vaccine can protect against every form of the flu with each season’s vaccine relying on complicated forecasting techniques to predict which strain will spread at that time. The savings in human life alone could prove worth it. Seasonal outbreaks kill as many as half-a-million people worldwide each year.Early versions of the vaccine have been successful at the clinical stage. “Clinical trials of the universal vaccine here in Oxford have shown great promise,” said Professor Sarah Gilbert, who helps lead the effort. “The vaccine has proved safe and shown good clinical responses, including enhanced protection against flu detectable in older adults even one year after vaccination. It has performed well when given with the standard flu vaccine.”Vaccitech has also begun developing a therapeutic cancer vaccine which will initially target prostate cancer.last_img read more

Dean’s sees profits regain momentum

first_imgFollowing a drop in pre-tax earnings for 2005/06, shortbread manufacturer Dean’s of Huntly has regained its profit momentum and has improved sales by close to 10% in 2006/07, MD Bill Dean told British Baker.For the financial year ending June 30, profits were likely to be “on a par” with the 2004/05 level of £443,657, while turnover was on course to top £6 million, he said. These figures compare to, respectively, £161,677 and £5.6m for 2005/06. Last year’s reduced profits were due to higher costs of ingredients, packaging, labour and distribution, as well as to the costs of financing a £1m-plus investment in the company’s headquarters, spent on upping the production area at Huntly from 40,000 to 60,000sq ft in a project completed last summer, he said.The company was now building a café, visitor centre and development kitchen – due for completion in August – and was planning to add new office and staff facilities in 2008, he added. Dean said the company was targeting sales of £7m for both 2007/08 and 2008/09, rising to £10m by 2012.Supermarket, independent and own-label sales now make up around three-quarters of the company’s turnover; the gift and foodservice sectors account for, respectively, 15% and 3-4% while exports add a further 5%.Recently, Dean’s has been developing a “Shortbread Biscuit Collection”, aimed at the gift and export markets. Scheduled for launch in New York in early July, the range of “home-style” biscuits will appear in “a new packaging concept”, Dean revealed.last_img read more

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett of South Bend to U.S. Supreme Court

first_imgJustice Barrett understands our values of faith, family, community and respect for the law and will be a strong advocate for religious liberty, which is one of the pillars of our great country. Google+ By Darrin Wright – October 26, 2020 0 877 Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett of South Bend to U.S. Supreme Court Throughout her nearly one hundred written opinions on the appellate court, I can promise you that Justice Barrett has proven that she is a strong Constitutionalist who will not cut the American people out of their own government by treating the Supreme Court as a third policymaking chamber of Congress.”U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski released the following statement: “I want to congratulate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the newest member of our nation’s highest court. Justice Barrett is a woman of strong faith, a dedicated mother of seven, an exceptional jurist, and a fellow Hoosier. I have no doubt she will faithfully uphold the rule of law, defend the Constitution, and protect the life and liberty of every American.”Governor Eric Holcomb offered the following statement: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is another in a long line of Hoosiers prepared to make our state proud at the federal level. I’m confident her experience and intellect will continue to guide her as she welcomes this new, awesome responsibility. I wish her all the best as she serves our nation on the Supreme Court of the United States.”Monday’s vote marked the end of a confirmation process that lasted less than 40 days from when late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to when her successor, Barrett, was confirmed. During that time Democrats objected loudly to the speed and timing of the confirmation just before an election. Meanwhile, Republicans have touted Barrett’s record as an academic and a judge as impeccable — and her “Well Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association (ABA) whose representatives relayed descriptions of her as “brilliant” and an “intellectual giant.”Read more at Fox Previous articleDowagiac man sentenced after repeated incidents of domestic violenceNext article6 p.m poll closing time on Election Day stands in Indiana Darrin Wright Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Rachel Malehorn / CC BY ( (Fox News): The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a move that makes the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor the third appointment to the high court by President Trump, solidifying his administration’s legacy even further just a week before Election Day as he seeks a second term.The last president to nominate three new justices to the Supreme Court was Ronald Reagan.U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Indiana stated in an op-ed published on “While Justice Barrett will be a positive role model to young girls across the country, she is also the only sitting justice who did not receive her law degree from Harvard or Yale and a motivational figure for everyone in middle America.   IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Watch SIMO’s Powerfully Bluesy Video For ‘Two Timing Woman’ [Premiere]

first_imgNashville guitarist JD Simo has been making waves with his group SIMO, bringing a powerful edge to the blues-rock genre. The group’s recent release Let Love Show The Way found them recording at the Big House in Macon, GA, home of the Allman Brothers Band during the 60s and 70s. With Simo even playing Duane Allman’s gold-top Les Paul on the album, there’s an undeniable magic that stems from SIMO’s new release.Simo has been playing guitar for his whole life, learning at the ripe young age of 5 and never looking back. Backed by his longtime drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro, SIMO is a cohesive unit, bringing out tight-knit music that is guaranteed to stir your soul. Their organic vibe on Let Love Show The Way pours through on every track, and we’re proud to premiere some content from the newest release.Thanks to the band, you can watch the new video for “Two Timing Woman” from the Let Love Show The Way album, exclusively on L4LM:When asked about the song, Simo said, “‘Two Timing Woman’ was the last song we wrote before we left to record in Macon at The Big House. Elad [Shapiro, bassist] had most of it together the day before we left and we quickly finished it in a matter of 15 minutes or so. It has quickly become a staple of the live shows and a fan favorite from the new record. It was obvious early on that it’d be well suited to have fun with it and shoot a video that shares the sentiment of the song in a playful way but still captures the lyrical content. Thanks to everyone for requesting it at shows! Hope you enjoy the video!”We certainly enjoy the video, that’s for sure. If you want more information about the band, including tour dates and more, head here. You can also head here to purchase your copy of Let Love Show The Way.last_img read more

Watch Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, Robert Walter, & Andy Hess Destroy Brooklyn Comes Alive [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive was a dreamy success, bringing together dozens of musicians to play in once-in-a-lifetime rotations. Taking over three venues in the heart of Williamsburg, the day-long event will surely go down in the books as one of the more unique of its kind. Of the many highlights was this super group that had only played together once before as the Brooklyn Bowl All-Stars.Returning to their familiar stage was Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, Robert Walter, and Andy Hess for a fantastic set of NY-bred jams. The band performed some awesome covers–“Yeah, You’re Right” by The Meters, “The Ironic Twist” by Jimmie Vaughn, and “Funky Mule” by Ike Turner–while also including a few Metzger-led WOLF! songs and some Robert Walter original compositions. The two biggest highlights, however, came in the form of The Beatles‘ “Day Tripper” and The Band‘s “Ophelia”, which both drew huge reactions from the excited audience. Russo and Metzger are no strangers to the Bowl, and they know just how to harness the energy in that room, putting on an energetic performance that delivered the goods.Earlier today, the festival shared nearly 30 minutes of music from the venerable quartet. Sandwiching The Beatles classic “Day Tripper” are Metzger’s WOLF! original “Pork ‘N Slaw” and Robert Walter’s 20th Congress‘ “Don’t Chin The Dog.” Building in the classic covers with some original disposition fulfilled the festival’s craving of rock and roll to the fullest extent. Enjoy:Setlist: Yeah, You’re Right (The Meters), Aquafresh (Robert Walter), Pork n Slaw (WOLF!), Day Tripper (The Beatles), Don’t Chin The Dog (Robert Walter), The Ironic Twist (Jimmie Vaughn), Funky Mule (Ike Turner), Sock Full of Quarters (WOLF!), Corey’s Snail and Slug Death (Robert Walter), Ophelia (The Band)If you haven’t already, check out Jason Hann’s Rhythmatronix featuring Raul Pineda, Oteil Burbridge, Fareed Haque, Todd Stoops, Kofi Burbridge, and Elise Testone. Also recently released is the Natalie Cressman & Friends full set, featuring Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora Pinderhughs, Danny Sadownick, Louis Cato, and Elise Testone. We’ll be releasing more audio and video from Brooklyn Comes Alive over the coming months. Stay tuned!The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more