Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK shares to buy

first_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” 3 UK shares to buycenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Looking at the latest economic data, I think the UK economy is set for a strong recovery this year. With that being the case, I’ve been searching for UK shares to buy, which may capitalise on this rebound. Here are three blue-chip companies I’d buy for my portfolio that I think could benefit or are already benefiting from surging demand. 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…UK shares to buyThe first company on my list is B&Q owner Kingfisher (LSE: KGF). All indicators point to the fact that the DIY and construction market across the UK is recording rapid growth.As one of the largest DIY retailers in the country, Kingfisher is and could continue to benefit from this trend. According to its first-quarter trading update, like-for-like sales in the three months to the end of April increased 22.5% compared to the same period in 2019. Based on this growth, the corporation now expects to report a pre-tax profit ahead of previous expectations for the year. That’s one of the key reasons the firm is on my list of UK shares to buy. Of course, the company isn’t guaranteed to hit this target. Another economic lockdown could upset forecasts, and rising costs could eat away at profit margins. This may cause management to revisit profit projections. Still, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today. Financial marketsAnother company that sits on my list of the best UK shares to buy is the London Stock Exchange (LSE: LSEG). It’s currently experiencing one of its most lucrative periods in recent history. In the first quarter of this year, LSEG saw its strongest IPO start to the year since 2007, with 20 floats raising £5.6bn. This could produce windfall profits for the exchange operator.As well as this boom, the firm may report higher revenues from increased trading volumes if the UK economy reports strong growth in the years ahead. Unfortunately, stock markets are incredibly cyclical. The current IPO boom may not last. And if economic growth slows, trading activity might fall. This would almost certainly impact the group’s top and bottom lines. Despite these risks, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today as a UK recovery play. Pent-up demand The final business on my list of UK shares to buy is the over-50s lifestyle company Saga (LSE: SAGA). While this enterprise came close to the edge last year, it’s taking on the reopening with a stronger balance sheet and re-focused business model. According to its latest trading update, demand for its cruises in the next few years is running ahead of expectations.Meanwhile, its financial services business provides a steady stream of profits to support the rest of the group.To develop the financial arm, the company recently appointed Steve Kingshott as Insurance CEO. He’s currently CEO of Tesco Underwriting and chief insurance officer at Tesco Bank.Key challenges the company faces are a lack of growth in its financial business and coronavirus restrictions, which could derail recovery plans at the cruise division. A further setback may also place pressure on the group’s balance sheet. Nevertheless, I’d buy the stock for my recovery portfolio today as I think it’s one of the best UK shares to buy for the reasons outlined.  Image source: Getty Images It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 19th June, 2021 | More on: KGF LSEG SAGA last_img read more

Mike Tindall – Gloucester and England

first_img England and Gloucester’s ‘Junkyard Dog’Rugby World caught up the ‘Junkyard dog’ when England came calling the second time around, to talk about his addiction to World of Warcraft, becoming a better golfer and being allergic to household chores. RUGBY WORLD: You must be pleased to be back in the senior England squad?MIKE TINDALL: Massively. I hadn’t given up and still had ambitions of playing for England. I knew it would be hard but as long as I was playing well for Gloucester I had a chance. I had a meeting with Johnno [Martin Johnson] to chat about it and I’m very pleased.RW: So, can England turn things around in the Six Nations?MT: That’s what we’ve got to get up for. We’ve got to make sure that we all know how we’re going to play, that we’re all singing off the same hymn sheet.RW: Will you get a chance to relax and enjoy yourselves too?MT: You’ve got to have a bit of fun – you play rugby because you enjoy it. You play better when you have fun. There’s that side of it, but you have the bloody-mindedness and ruthlessness you need on the international field, too.RW: Who are Gloucester’s jokers?MT: Andy Hazell and Iain Balshaw are the two best ones. Andy’s been injured, though, so he’s been concentrating on getting fit again. He’s the only one who’ll go to extra lengths to play pranks – it’s because he’s got no life outside rugby! – so we can sleep easy at the moment.RW: Can you remember any good practical jokes he’s played?MT: He phoned Olly Morgan pretending to be a reporter and got him to say that he thought he should be in the England team, that he was better than Balshaw etc, and then he put it on a podcast so we could all have a good laugh at Olly.RW: There is a good mix of nationalities at the club. Any funny stories with the language barrier?MT: The French and Italian players always suddenly lose their ability to understand and speak English if they make a mistake in training. Superstitions, Future ambitions and not being able to live without a laptop…RW: What are your nicknames?MT: Junkyard Dog, because when I was at Bath I had long hair, which I didn’t often brush. I used to arrive at training looking dishevelled and one day Brian Smith, one of the coaches then, said I looked like a junkyard dog, and it’s stuck.RW: What is the funniest thing you have seen or heard on the pitch?MT: Playing for Bath against Leicester in my first season, Neil Back got sin-binned, and as he headed off I sent him on his way with a comment or two. Martin Johnson turned to me and said: “Oi, nobody, shut the hell up.”RW: What can’t you live without? See how Mike’s team, Gloucester, got on in the Crossbar Challenege… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Gloucester MT: My laptop. It keeps me sane when we go away. I play a game on it called World of Warcraft and a few lads here play it, too. It’s a platform game and ten million people play on-line. It’s very weird, like a separate world. My missus [Zara Phillips] says I’m addicted to it.RW: Who does the household chores?MT: Zara does the cooking, we have a cleaner, and I offer moral support.RW: Do you have any superstitions?MT: Leave the changing room last.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?MT: To be a single-figure handicap golfer.RW: What’s your favourite joke?MT: What do you call an igloo without a toilet? Ig.RW: Aside from a house/car, what is the priciest thing you have bought?MT: A hot tub, which I’ve replaced with a gazebo, both about the same price.RW: Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?MT: For good banter, Samuel L Jackson. For visual pleasure, Jennifer Aniston.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?MT: Invisibility.Check out his profile for EnglandChallenge Mike to a stare out…last_img read more

Trial of Ebola vaccine seen as promising

first_imgA recent trial of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus disease has taken place in the West African state of Guinea, where the latest and most lethal strain originated in late 2013.Tested on 7,500 people, the vaccine is designed to protect those exposed to the virus as well as others who come in contact with them.The trial study testing the effectiveness of the drug began on March 7 with the vaccination of Guinean officials. Other frontline personnel have been vaccinated since March 25, beginning with medical workers at the Donka hospital in Conakry, the capital.Preliminary findings from the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine study show that VSV-EBOV, developed by Merck, Sharp & Dohme, is effective against Ebola. This body of international researchers — the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, which conducted the experiment — advised that the trial should move forward. An article published by the British medical journal, The Lancet, says the trial suggested 100 percent effectiveness. (Aug. 3)Based upon that research report, the vaccine is safe and also provides the first evidence that unvaccinated people may be indirectly protected from Ebola when the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine is provided, using what is categorized as a ring vaccination strategy.Using the ring methodology, some of those participating in the study are vaccinated for protection soon after an EVD case is diagnosed. Later other participants are vaccinated after a 21-day period. This differs from utilizing a placebo in a randomized control group for comparison, as it guarantees that all contacts are given the vaccine within the course of the trial.In an article published by Science Daily, Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, co-director of the World Health Organization, was quoted as saying: “Before the trial started, in most clusters there had been a series of Ebola cases over the weeks prior to randomization. However, since the trial started, we have seen no new cases in vaccinated volunteers within 10 days of vaccination, regardless of whether vaccination was immediate or delayed.” (July 31)WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said of the trial results: “This is an extremely promising development. The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project. An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks.” (, July 31)In the same press release, Dr. Sakoba Keita, the Guinean national coordinator for the EVD response, said of the initial trial: “This is Guinea’s gift to West Africa and the world. The thousands of volunteers from Conakry and other areas of Lower Guinea, but also the many Guinean doctors, data managers and community mobilizers have contributed to finding a line of defense against a terrible disease.”Although the vaccine is said to have 100 percent effectiveness among those who took part in the trial, additional evidence is still needed to ensure its ability to shield large populations through what is known as “herd immunity.” As a result, the Guinean national regulatory authority and ethics review committee have given the go-ahead for additional research.EVD outbreak most lethal in historyThe latest strain of EVD, one of a number of viral hemorrhagic fevers, has proven by far the most lethal. The disease was first noticed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976.Subsequent epidemics have come and gone, sparking concern but not nearly as many deaths. Between 1976 and 2013, it was reported that less than 2,500 people had been infected. But since December 2013, there have been over 26,000 cases, resulting in more than 11,000 deaths.The countries most severely impacted in the West Africa region were Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea-Conakry. These states are facing formidable development challenges due to the legacy of colonialism and neocolonialism that have left them without the necessary health care, educational and social services infrastructures as well as trained medical personnel.Sierra Leone and Liberia underwent extended civil wars during the 1990s and early 2000s in which millions were displaced, among them health care professionals and educators. These countries are yet to recover from these tumultuous events.Guinea-Conakry, a former French colony, has been the scene of military coups, mutinies and civil unrest since 1984, after the death of its first president, Ahmed Sekou Toure.A limited number of cases also occurred in the West African states of Nigeria, Senegal and Mali but were rapidly contained.The outbreak reached its peak during mid-2014, prompting the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops to states already targeted through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).Hundreds of Cuban health care professionals volunteered for the relief efforts. They were recognized for their professional and selfless dedication to eliminating the disease.International cooperation in vaccine trialThe research design used in the trial was developed by a group of experts from Canada, France, Guinea, Norway, Switzerland, Britain, United States and the WHO. The group included Professor Donald A. Henderson of John Hopkins University, who led the WHO smallpox eradication effort using the ring vaccination approach.Although the initial trial provides promise for containing and eradicating EVD as a major threat to the most severely impacted states, long-term solutions to the crisis must address the need to train medical personnel, build hospitals and clinics as well as construct economies in West African countries that serve the interests of the majority of people.The Cuban medical personnel, who set high standards in the relief efforts, illustrate the ability of a socialist society to develop scientists, educators and health care workers who operate on a planned basis designed to address the needs of the people. Prioritizing education, research and health care prepares a population for natural and human-made disasters. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Too late to reform, time to disband Philly police

first_imgPhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Police Department, the fourth largest in the U.S., is one of the oldest municipal police agencies, founded in 1854. Its history has been marked by patterns of police brutality, intimidation, coercion and disregard for constitutional rights.Philadelphia protest, June 6.Recently, a statue of former Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo (1967-71), whose tenure is synonymous with racist police brutality, was finally removed. While welcomed, simply removing his statue changes nothing fundamental. It is only a first step.Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney had ordered the removal of the hated statue in the middle of the night on June 3, robbing activists, who for years had fought for its removal, the pleasure of taking it down themselves. Back in 2017, Philadelphia REAL Justice had launched a campaign called “Rizzo Down.”The removal came days after thousands of peaceful marchers filled the Benjamin Franklin Parkway protesting the police murder of George Floyd. They were violently attacked by local and state police using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. On June 10, it was reported that Kenney on May 31 had authorized the use of “less than lethal munitions” to respond to protests in the city.During major protests in Center City on May 30, the most serious weapon used by police against protesters had been tear gas and limited pepper spray.  Yet the following day, in predominantly Black neighborhoods, police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets extensively against protesters and residents.Multiple federal investigations: no fundamental changeThe Philadelphia Police Department has been the target of numerous investigations by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia investigated Rizzo as far back as 1977.A federal investigation conducted in the early 1980s resulted in the conviction of 31 Philadelphia police officers, including several involved in the arrest and conviction of Black journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is still behind bars. The most recent DOJ investigation in 2015 ended with pages of recommendations and the appointment of yet another commission to carry out recommended reforms.District Attorney Larry Krasner was elected as a reform candidate. In January 2018, shortly after taking office, he released a list of 29 cops whose names appeared on a “do not call” list for district attorneys to avoid calling as trial witnesses because their alleged misconduct made their testimony suspect.  Not one has been dismissed from the PPD.In 2019, the Plain View Project outed more than 330 Philadelphia police for racist, homophobic and violent Facebook posts. The police commissioner at the time, Richard Ross, was due to dismiss several of these officers. Instead, it was Ross who was suddenly forced to resign under allegations of sexual misconduct. All police cited by the Plain View Project’s investigation remain on the force. Philadelphia officials then dismissed many of the allegations.While the victims of police brutality in Philadelphia are too numerous to count, the number of police who were convicted as a result — and served any jail time — can be counted on the fingers of one hand.In 1985, Philadelphia police, with the backing of then Mayor Wilson Goode,  dropped a bomb on the MOVE family house in West Philadelphia, murdering 11 men, women and children.  To date, not one of these cops or city officials have been held accountable for this racist crime — despite the fact that there is no statute of limitations on murder.Philadelphia Police Department beyond redemptionFourteen City Council members sent Mayor Kenney a list of police “reform” demands on June 9.  They address long-standing problems, including disproportionate funding for police at the expense of vital community services and ending stop-and-frisk.  While proposing fully funded independent police oversight, they stopped short of calling for such a body to have the right to subpoena, fire or charge police.Under community pressure, the city appears to be backing down on plans to build a $22 million police station in an historically Black neighborhood in North Philly. Yet despite the good intentions of some progressive council members, their reforms are just another attempt to save a police department that is beyond redemption.The oppressed communities have moved on.Twelve Black organizations and individuals released a platform of 13 demands on June 5 under the banner: We Want Freedom — End the War Against Black Philadelphians NOW!The preface reads: “During this time of rebellion against police terrorism and state violence, we, the radical Black organizing community in Philadelphia, make the following immediately actionable demands upon the City of Philadelphia to abolish — by which we mean to permanently and holistically eliminate — the structures of policing and related state violence endangering our communities. Until our demands are met, we will be in the streets demanding justice for the Black community.”Their demands include: no Police Department budget increase; no criminalization of Black resistance; immediate and permanent remove of all symbols of state violence; end military occupations of the Black community; end all carceral systems; immediate release of Mumia Abu-Jamal and all Black political prisoners; abolish the Fraternal Order of Police; disband all private police departments; and economic justice now.The full list of demands and signers is available on Facebook at We Want Freedom for Black Philly.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Boxing club gives new meaning to “tough love”

first_imgRiley Knight ReddIt Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle Riley Knight Riley Knight Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook + posts printBoxing club gives new meaning to “tough love” from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Title Boxing Club members in the middle of a boxing round.Dozens of people came out Tuesday night for a unique type of boxing class at Title Boxing Club downtown.Boxers brought pictures of their exes and instructors pinned the photos onto the punching bags. Dubbed “punch your ex,” this different take on Valentine’s Day allowed boxers to punch out some stress on the paper version of their ex-significant others.Title Boxing Manager Barry Foval said the annual tradition started a few years ago when he and his fellow instructors decided to try it out on a whim. Since then, he said it’s taken off.“I’ve seen some crazy things,” said Foval. “One lady went nuts on her bag with a picture of her ex-husband right after they divorced.”Foval said though some people really embrace the idea, the purpose behind the plan was to create an amusing incentive for people to come to class.However, not all boxers had ex-partners they felt deserving of the punching bag. Instead, some took the class as an excuse to use a picture of their instructor, Foval, as a target.“I put Barry up, because sometimes he can be really mean to me in class,” said boxer Dyallen Efendi. “I would definitely punch Barry.”Boxer Dyallen Efendi with her instructor, Barry Foval.“It didn’t surprise because sometimes during class they slip when they hit the bag and accidentally hit me,” said Foval. “They say it’s an accident, but I don’t think it’s an accident.”Whether taken seriously or used as motivation to work out, Foval said that in the end, the Valentine’s Day special is meant to be fun. Twitter The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Title Boxing Club members in the middle of a boxing round. ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Previous articleShooter arrested near Montgomery Plaza, one person injuredNext article“John Wick: Chapter 2” fights fire with fun Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook A guide to designing your graduation cap World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Riley Knight Riley Knight last_img read more

Hard to win with five guys: men’s basketball gets zero points from bench in 81-66 loss to No. 11 Texas Tech

first_imgColin Post Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 6Next articleEnd of an era: Senior Night for Robinson and Miller marks the completion of TCU basketball’s foundation Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech ReddIt Linkedin + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Facebookcenter_img First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post Colin Post Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. printGuard Alex Robinson scored 17 points and dished out six assists, but the Horned Frogs suffered their fifth loss in six games. Photo by Cristian ArquetaSoto.In desperate need of a win to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament, TCU men’s basketball shot just 39 percent as a team and got zero points from their bench, falling 81-66 to No. 11 Texas Tech.“We’re obviously not happy with how we played,” headcoach Jamie Dixon said.  “We have to finda way to get better.”With just a seven-man rotation, TCU was forced to play each member of their starting five at least 34 minutes, while their bench went 0-4 from the floor.On the other hand, Texas Tech shot 57 percent in thegame as a team and had five players in double figures.TCU came out of the gate swinging, forcing a steal onTexas Tech’s first possession and taking an early 4-3 lead.  The offensive dominance of the Red Raiderswould soon come into effect though, as they went on a 25-7 run to go up 28-11midway through the first half.“They’re just a really good team that came out, and they were real physical with us,” guard Alex Robinson said.  “We just dug ourselves too big of a hole.”The Horned Frogs were getting good looks but finding it hard to convert them into points, shooting just 3-13 from the field.  Meanwhile, the Red Raiders were shooting an outstanding 65 percent as a team, scoring at will.“They’re much more physical than we are,” Dixon said.With 5:14 left in the first half, a tip-in by forward JD Miller ended an 8:23 stretch for TCU without a made basket.  This drought had put TCU down 33-11 before Miller’s score.JD Miller scored a game-high 18 points for TCU. Photo by Cristian ArquetaSoto.The Horned Frogs trailed 43-25 at the halftime break, their largest halftime deficit of the season.  TCU had a lot of work to do, as they were just 8-28 from the floor and 3-10 from beyond the arc.The Red Raiders had dominated the Horned Frogs in the paintto that point, scoring 22 of their first half points down low.Unfazed by their deficit, TCU forced three early turnovers and went on a 10-0 run to start the second half. Forward Kouat Noi and Robinson each scored five points during the run.“I was happy how we came out in the second half,”Dixon said. Robinson would finish with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half alone. The senior from Fort Worth also added six assists. This momentum was short-lived though, as the Big 12’s best three-point shooting team started to expose TCU, one of the Big 12’s worst teams in terms of three-point defense. The Red Raiders exploded on an 11-4 run behind three made from behind-the-arc to push their lead back to 15.“Really, it’s our defense that just continues to putus in a hole,” Dixon said. The game was back-and-forth from there, with TCU drawing as close as 12 at times but as far as 20 at others. With the Horned Frogs unable to go on any substantial runs, a dunk that shook the entire arena by Red Raiders’ guard Jarrett Culver put Texas Tech up 17 with 4:36 left to play and all but put the nails in the coffin for TCU.A projected top-ten pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Culver had been all over the court for the Red Raiders. The sophomore who leads Texas Tech in points, rebounds and assists per game poured in 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and five steals. Miller caught fire for TCU in the closing minutes, going 3-3 from deep in the last 2:14 seconds to finish with a game-high 18 points.While TCU leads the Big 12 in assists per game, it wasTexas Tech who shared the ball well in the contest, totaling 22 assists.Noi added 15 points and four steals for the Horned Frogs in the loss. With three made three-pointers, the sophomore has now sunk one from deep in 26-straight games.Forward Kouat Noi made a three-pointer for the 26th-straight game against the Red Raiders. Photo by Cristian ArquetaSoto.It doesn’t get any easier for TCU in their next action, as they face No. 16 Kansas State, tied with Texas Tech for first in the Big 12, in their final home game of the season. Tip-off at Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m.“We know this game probably means more than any of the other Monday games that we’ve played,” Robinson said. “We are all gonna mentally prepare ourselves for Monday.” TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Limerick infant taken from mother who was drunk outside chipper

first_imgThe incident happened at 1pm on Sunday WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Facebook Print Linkedin A ONE-year-old infant has been placed in emergency foster care after he was found in a buggy, partly dressed, outside a Limerick city takeaway with his heavily intoxicated mother.Details of the incident which unfolded at around 2am in the early hours of last Monday. were heard at a special sitting of Limerick Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí said they arrived at the Chicken Hut on O’Connell Street, where the mother was found with her young baby in a buggy.Dressed in just a vest, the little boy was trying to get out of the buggy and had a little blanket at his side.The child’s mother was heavily intoxicated and distressed as she claimed she had been assaulted while drinking at a friend’s apartment.With raised fears over the child’s safety, Gardai enacted section 12 of the Child care Act and took the little boy in to custody. They brought the child directly to University Hospital Limerick where he was put into the care of medical staff.Subsequently, an application under the Child Care Act was made at Limerick Court by Muiris Gavin solicitor acting for Tusla, the Child and Family Welfare Agency, to have the little boy placed in emergency foster care for 28 days.Objecting to the application, defence counsel for the young mother, Erin O’Hagan BL, said she denied she was heavily intoxicated and that she had four bottles of Budweiser before an incident occurred at the apartment.Ms O’Hagan said that something happened to the company she was with and they just turned on her. She said there was an assault and she fled the apartment. The child had been dressed in warmer baby grows but they were taken off as the apartment was warm.She told Judge Mary Larkin that “the child presented very well and was meeting all his milestones at every appointment and when unannounced visits were made to the home, he always presented well and no alcohol was ever found in the apartment.”However, Mr Gavin said that the drinking habits of the mother had been of concern to Tusla and that she needed to address these before the matter could be resolved.Judge Larkin granted the 28-day emergency foster care order and adjourned the case until January 18. WhatsApp NewsLimerick infant taken from mother who was drunk outside chipperBy Staff Reporter – December 30, 2016 993 Previous articleTwo-tier recovery still being felt outside Dublin regionNext articleLimerick burglars deny stealing €62000 worth of property Staff Reporter Twitter TAGSemergency foster carefeaturedinfantlimerick Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Dublin airport’s monopoly now damaging regional development

first_imgProf. Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick / Speaker; Dr. Catriona Cahill – Limerick Chamber Economist/ Speaker; Mr. Carl R. Tannenbaum – Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, Northern Trust / Speaker. Images by Morning Star PhotographyDUBLIN Airport’s monopoly should be tackled in the best interest of Shannon, the wider region it serves and other regions outside the Dublin economic corridor.That was the considered view of two leading economists at Limerick Chamber’s first ‘Economic Outlook’ event of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chamber economist Dr. Catriona Cahill and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick Stephen Kinsella entered the debate on Dublin Airport’s unhealthy dominance of the aviation market by stating there are now clear grounds for specific supports for Shannon Airport.Addressing almost 200 business people at the breakfast briefing sponsored by the Limerick Post, Dr. Cahill said that while there has been considerable growth achieved in the Mid West region over recent years, connectivity is one of the key areas of concern.She said that Shannon is under pressure on two fronts – principally from Dublin Airport as it mops up 96 per cent of all new passengers coming into Ireland, but also from ‘regional’ airports such as Knock and Kerry which can avail of grants that Shannon can’t because of its status as a ‘state airport’.“Air access is critical for economic growth and airports play a pivotal role in attracting foreign direct investment. The importance of airports is recognised in Project Ireland 2040 but despite this, there is a very worrying trend of Dublin’s increasing dominance.Shannon last year achieved 1.86 million passengers but has the capacity to serve many more and act as a counterbalance to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) monolith.“Under EU legislation any airport with passenger numbers of under three million can qualify for state funding. Shannon airport meets this requirement yet the State has elected not to support Shannon in this manner due to its status as a state-owned airport.“This gives other privately-owned regional airports an unfair advantage. For example, European legislation recently came into effect requiring security upgrades that came in at a cost of €10 milion at Shannon whereas these upgrades at Knock and Kerry airports are in the main being funded by the Department of Transport.“Also, Tourism Ireland has a budget of €45million this year to market Ireland. The promotion of air access is an important aspect of this outlay. Despite its dominance, airlines seeking to develop routes from Dublin airport can avail of funding. There is no transparency with regards to the distribution of these funds. This needs to change and priority must be given to the promotion of air access outside of the capital.She said that the region also has a second key transport asset in Shannon Foynes Port Company and it, too, needs support for its Limerick Docklands Framework Strategy for maximising commercial productivity there as well as capitalising on non-core assets.“There is also the need to expedite the new road to Foynes, which is a port of national and EU significance because of its deep water, while there is also a need to advance the rehabilitation of the Limerick to Foynes rail link” Dr Cahill stated. UL economist Dr. Stephen Kinsella said that Shannon has a special case for funding supports due to the impact of Brexit.“Brexit, in addition to being an existential threat to the Mid-west in agri-food production and obviously manufacturing, is also a big threat to our regional airport, Shannon, because it has its major hub into Heathrow.“This might be to our disadvantage. In that case we’ll need to see a package of supports for Shannon and that package of support will have to be comprehensive.”Professor Kinsella said that the current spread of passenger growth into Ireland, with Dublin Airport grabbing 96 per cent, is not sustainable.“We should not accept that.  It doesn’t need to be the case that 96 per cent of all increase in traffic goes to Dublin (airport) and the other 4 per cent is split between the regional airports.“We don’t need to accept that at all. A policy of proper balanced regional development means not everything goes in one place. The government’s adopted and preferred strategy is balanced growth and balanced regional development,” he said. 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Scaring Up Home Values

first_img Home Prices Home Values Homebuyers Homeowners Homes HOUSING Trulia Zillow 2018-10-30 Radhika Ojha Scaring Up Home Values Previous: Don’t Worry About Cash-out Refis Just Yet Next: Ten Years of Transformation Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily For those brave souls who are only scared of the process of buying and the high home prices, a recent report by Trulia looked at home values in neighborhoods near cemeteries, funeral homes, and mortuaries, revealing that these areas sometimes had some great deals on homes.In fact, the report said that in some East Coast markets such as Philadelphia, Allentown, and Pittsburgh many homes could be found in neighborhoods with these establishments. “In and around Philadelphia, more than half of all homes are within a half-mile of a cemetery, funeral home, or mortuary; roughly one-in-five are within a quarter mile,” Trulia said.In historic cities such as New Orleans, Richmond, Charleston, Silver Springs, and Philadelphia, the report said, houses within a quarter mile of undertaking establishments were found to have higher home values than those further away even after controlling for home attributes likes the number of bedrooms and square footage.However, in markets like Allentown, homes within a quarter-mile of cemeteries or mortuaries were worth 13.6 percent less than homes farther away, the biggest discount among all metros analyzed.If these values weren’t scary enough, a report by Zillow, which analyzed the value of homes on streets named Elm Street found that the city with the priciest Elm Street homes was Southampton, New York where home values overall were among the highest in the country. A median home on this street in Southampton was valued at $2.2 million compared to a median price of $1.5 million in any other part of the city, Zillow said.”Elm Streets riddle the United States. Some are picturesque treelined streets carrying big price tags. Others house the salt of the earth, affordable places for new families,” said Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research and Outreach at Zillow.Another city, where homes on Elm Street were pricier than anywhere else was Wellesley, Massachusetts where a median home on the street costs around $1.6 million compared to $1.2 million priced median homes elsewhere in the city. However, the Elm Street in San Carlos, California had homes priced 20.7 percent lower than the median home price for that city which was $1.9 million. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Scaring Up Home Values The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. October 30, 2018 1,254 Views  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Home Prices Home Values Homebuyers Homeowners Homes HOUSING Trulia Zillow Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more