First Mutual Holdings Limited 2005 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Mauro Bergamasco on the cusp of equalling RWC record

first_img Mauro Bergamasco could be the second player in history to appear at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments. Here he is in action against Portugal at the 2007 tournament Italy go in search of their first victory of the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they take on Canada at Elland Road, Leeds, on Saturday.They still remain without inspirational captain Sergio Parisse through injury, and fan favourite Martin Castrogiovanni has been dropped to the substitutes bench. Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments set by Samoan Brian Lima Although he was not selected for Italy’s opening defeat against France, Bergamasco has however been named on the replacements bench for tomorrow’s encounter with Canada.Should Bergamasco cross the whitewash and make an appearance for Italy tomorrow, he will equal the record set by Brian Lima when he appeared at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italian veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments tomorrow if he comes off the bench against Canada.Since making his international debut in 1998 at the age of 17, Bergamasco has won 104 international caps for Italy and has gone on to become a regular for the Azzurri and is one of the most recognisable faces in Italian rugby along with his younger brother, Mirco.The 36-year-old made his first Rugby World Cup appearance against England at Twickenham in a 67-7 loss in 1999.In August, Jaques Brunel named Bergamasco in his 31 man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, giving him the chance to appear at his fifth separate tournament.last_img read more

Cats Protection tests direct mail to online approach

first_imgA Vismail (video by email) teaser will also be emailed to Cats Protection’s email subscribers to raise awareness of the high number of kittens coming to the charity as well as testing any uplift in response.The Kitten Aid website has been set up specifically for this appeal and includes a selection of stories about kittens that have come to the charity, downloadable wallpapers, information on the costs of caring for kittens and a donation page. “Cats Protection is inundated with kittens over the summer,” said Janet Wickens, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Cats Protection. “As they cannot be re-homed until they are eight to ten weeks old, it puts real pressure on our resources. Kittens are cute but they are also high maintenance – for example, if they are orphaned they need to be fed by our staff every two to three hours.”“The kitten fundraising drive plays an important role in Cats Protection’s calendar,” said Sarah Don-Bramah, Account Director at TDA. “Testing different approaches – whether it’s hard versus soft case studies or directing people online – ensures that we continue to deliver better insights on the charity’s supporters.”The first wave of direct mail activity goes out in the middle of July, with follow up packs for people who have not responded mailing three weeks later. Donations can be made by post or online.  21 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Cats Protection tests direct mail to online approach AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 28 July 2007 | News Feline welfare charity Cats Protection is using its annual kitten-focused fundraising drive to test the use of direct mail that signposts supporters to a bespoke website where they can find further information and make a donation.Working with direct marketing agency TDA, the charity has developed the campaign which will involve comparing the results of two case study-based direct mail packs. The first takes a soft approach to the issues surrounding the charity’s influx of kittens during the summer and the second is more hard hitting, featuring a flea-ridden, emaciated kitten that could have died without Cats Protection’s help. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Individual givinglast_img read more

National Lottery Community Fund gives £64m to over 2,250 projects in one quarter

first_img The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £65 million of funding to more than 2,250 community groups across England this quarter, it has announced.In the first quarterly funding announcement since revealing its new name in January, The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund) has revealed that is funding a wide variety of activity across the country, from projects that aim to get more women and girls involved in skateboarding to storytelling groups for those with learning difficulties and social clubs to tackle feelings of isolation.Projects include The Golf Trust, in Hertsmere, which has received £10,000 to deliver a project working with care homes and a sheltered housing accommodation to deliver adapted golf sessions for the residents, and Future Roots Ltd in Dorset, which has received £70,000 for The Countrymen’s Club project, which offers outdoor activities for isolated, based in Derby, has also been awarded £10,000 to purchase a beach hut in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire for recovering soldiers and their families to spend time together. Each year, the charity provides 100 families across Derbyshire and the UK with a break where they can spend quality time together in a safe and relaxed space.Maria Hanson MBE, Founder and CEO of me&dee, said:“This National Lottery funding is fantastic news and has helped us to buy a beach hut at the end of Queens Park Promenade in a beautiful and secluded spot. This is a perfect location, as many recovering soldiers find it really difficult to sit in the open on a busy beach, but they can feel safe inside the beach hut and still see the sea and enjoy spending time with their family.“We’ve heard from recovering soldiers and their partners and families that these breaks have strengthened their relationships, giving them the time and space to recover from what can be traumatic experiences. This beach hut will help them to make new memories and provide a positive outlook on the future.”James Harcourt, England Grant-Making Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: Advertisement  244 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: Funding National Lottery “National Lottery money continues to change the lives of thousands of people across the UK. From community-led projects that reduce loneliness and isolation to those looking at ways of tackling bullying and violence amongst young people, this quarter’s funding has one thing in common – it’s all been awarded to groups with the ideas, knowledge and passion to make the changes they want to see in their local area. Thanks to National Lottery players, people all over the country are able to take action what matters most to them and their community.” National Lottery Community Fund gives £64m to over 2,250 projects in one quarter About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 12 March 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  243 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

New Study: Two Pasadena School Locations Among State’s Most Dangerous Elementary School Zones

first_imgEducation New Study: Two Pasadena School Locations Among State’s Most Dangerous Elementary School Zones Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 6:26 am 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Two Pasadena elementary schools have been identified by a new private study as being located in “dangerous elementary school zones” that experience disproportionately high numbers of traffic collisions involving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.San Diego based data visualization firm data firm 1Point21 Interactive released the study which names Pasadena’s own Madison Elementary and McKinley School as located in school zones that experienced frequent collisions within a half mile radius in 2015. The hefty project compiled over 400,000 collision records and compared California’s 6,000 plus elementary school locations in an effort to identify potentially dangerous routes for commuters.Although the private study is not associated with the the City of Pasadena’s public safety efforts, the Department of Transportation says the findings are consistent with City data.“Raising awareness is the number one goal because there is just no way the average parent would be able to do this on their own,” said 1Point21 Interactive Project Lead Brian Beltz about the study. “We want to make sure that parents of the kids at these schools are aware of the high volume of collisions around their school and can then hopefully make informed decisions about different and better ways to get to there.”Last year the firm was commissioned by Los Angeles based personal injury firm Panish Shea & Boyle LLP to conduct the study in hopes of inspiring parents to take extra precautions when deciding how their kids will get to and from school.The team queried and collected all 2015 collision records from the California Highway Patrol’s The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) database that holds more than 435,000 individual records.“We took every single collision record from 2015 in California and cross referenced it with the location of every elementary school to find which accidents were within a half mile of a school and then identify the most dangerous school zones for kids to get to school,” explained Beltz.The team then created a school zone’s risk score by giving a motor vehicle accident a 1 rating, pedestrian accidents a 3 and bicycle accidents a 2.Madison Elementary and McKinley School’s final risk score was 29.60 and 28.20 respectively — nearly three times above the average school’s score of 8.69.City officials had previously been aware of the high number of traffic incidents near Madison Elementary School.“We already knew,” said Dept. of Transportation Traffic Engineering Manager Norman Baculinao.Baculinao did not know that Madison Elementary is listed as being in a “dangerous school zone” as described and labeled by the new private 1point21Interactive study.In 2010 and 2011, the City of Pasadena was ranked the highest and the 2nd highest for number of total annual fatal and injury crashes, respectively, among 53 cities with similar populations (i.e., within population group B of 100,001 – 250,000 people) in the State of California. The ranking was performed by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The City ranked within the top four during the same two years with respect to bicyclist and pedestrian injury crashes, according to a Pasadena Safer Streets Report.To increase the effectiveness of enforcement, education, and engineering treatments aimed at reducing crashes, the City used the Safer Streets Pasadena project to enhance their existing Crossroads Traffic Collision Software by incorporating network screening performance measures from AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual (HSM).The HSM network screening performance measures help identify locations with the greatest potential for crash reduction.“Our consultant developed a screening method to identify that top 5 locations that would require additional attention for potential safety improvements. The findings on the website seem to be consistent with our findings as the top three locations we identified on this project are located within a half-mile from these two elementary schools,” said Baculinao.The City flagged the Madison Elementary School zone area on Los Robles between Orange Grove and Mountain for potential improvement in 2015, according to the Pasadena Safer Streets Report.“We have implemented one of the elements already,” said Baculinao about the City’s recent installment of a new electronic speed sign on southbound Los Robles.The Pasadena Unified School District was not aware of the 1point21Interactive study.“Keeping students safe as they travel to and from school and while they’re on campus is a first priority for the Pasadena Unified School District. We take a comprehensive approach to traffic safety that includes assessments, training, community engagement and partnerships with local police, fire and the Department of Transportation officials,” said Pasadena Unified spokesperson Hilda Ramirez.“The district conducts annual site assessments that include traffic, pedestrian and school safety,” Ramirez added. “If an issue or concern is raised by the principal or local community, we engage the Department of Transportation and they proceed with a traffic study that can result in placement of a crossing guard at a school.”The City of Pasadena’s Safer Streets Pasadena – School Area Safety Program is part of Pasadena’s focus on pedestrian safety and includes classroom outreach to local third grade students, according to Ramirez.The City received a $145,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in August for use in its proposed Safer Streets – Pasadena School Area Safety Program for 2017 through 2017.The program supports the city’s General Plan guiding principle that Pasadena will be a city where people can circulate without cars.“PUSD’s safety team interacts regularly with the Pasadena Police Department and City traffic safety officials to create safer drop off and pickup zones around schools. To minimize risks to children during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, PUSD schools stagger start times,” said Ramirez.According to a program description, Safer Streets will combine education and outreach objectives, using a classroom-level pedestrian outreach campaign to third grade students while also addressing parents and motorists who drive through school zones in the Pasadena area.As part of the program, the city will also update suggested routes to school maps for each of the 18 elementary and middle schools in Pasadena and survey students to determine what routes they take to school and what factors contribute to their decision whether or not to walk to school.“Schools communicate with parents, faculty, staff and students in the beginning of the school year about current traffic patterns and traffic concerns and deliver updates throughout the year. Parents are reminded to give themselves plenty of time to get children to school safely and to observe traffic safety laws around schools. At regular school assemblies, students are reminded about pedestrian and traffic safety,” explained Ramirez.Activities within the program also include the expansion of the “We Make Time” pedestrian safety campaign developed by the city in 2014.The ‘Dangerous School Zone’ study is a clear indicator that the efforts of Pasadena already being implemented to create a safer city are on the right track, a city official said.“It’s good confirmation about what we did last year,” said Baculinao about the Pasadena Safer Streets Project improvements on Los Robles. 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City of Culture regret Ryan’s resignation

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 issued a statement in the wake of the resignation of CEO Patricia Ryan this Sunday. Regretting her departure, the board thanked Ms Ryan for her contribution as it accepted her resignation. Amid calls for her resignation at a heated public meeting last Friday, Ms Ryan resigned from her €120,000 18 month contract following an embattled six weeks after it emerged the job which she was appointed to was not advertised. The board’s statement read;“It was with regret that we were notified by Patricia Ryan of her intention to resign from the post of CEO of Limerick National City of Culture 2014. “We wish to thank Patricia Ryan for her contribution to the Limerick City of Culture project. “During her tenure as CEO, she has worked tirelessly, with great diligence, professionalism and dedication in extremely challenging circumstances. “We wish Patricia every success in the future and look forward to her continued support for the project.“We are putting in place arrangements to ensure the continued implementation of the extremely exciting Limerick National City of Culture programme and to that end we will announce a range of measures in the coming days. “We are grateful that, at our request, Patricia has agreed to work with the board to ensure a smooth transition and continuity,” it concluded. Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp NewsCity of Culture regret Ryan’s resignationBy Staff Reporter – January 5, 2014 450 TAGSfeatured Previous articleLimerick City of Culture CEO resignsNext articleMinister Deenihan to meet Limerick city of Culture Board and ensure local involvement Staff Reporter Facebooklast_img read more

One injured in three-vehicle crash

first_img DPS Trooper Ben Rodarte looks over a Dodge Journey involved in an accident in the east bound lanes of I-20 west of Odessa, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) WhatsApp Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook By admin – May 31, 2018 WhatsApp Local News One injured in three-vehicle crash 1 of 3 File image of OPD police vehicle. Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 31Next articlePet Spa Day event admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest A Honda Element sits on the side of the road that was involved in an accident in the east bound lanes of I-20 west of Odessa, Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Twitter Home Local News One injured in three-vehicle crash OC employee of the year always learning Twitter A Honda Element sits on the side of the road that was involved in an accident in the east bound lanes of I-20 west of Odessa, Thursday, May 31, 2018.  ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterestlast_img read more

Donegal residents twice as likely to be hospitalised because of road crashes

first_img Donegal residents twice as likely to be hospitalised because of road crashes Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – May 24, 2011 Twitter Pinterest News WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th People from Donegal are twice as likely to be hospitalised following a car crash as people from anywhere else in Ireland. The data is included in a report published by the HSE in Dublin North East, which found that the number of non-fatal injuries sustained in crashed is underestimated in official figures.Public Health Consultant Dr Declan Bedford was one of those who carried out the research.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, he said he wasn’t surprised by the findings………..[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Previous articleShots fired at car and van in Dungiven attacksNext articleFamily of 22-year-old critical of lack of support they are receiving from PSNI News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Investment must be development plan’s main priority – Manager

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 17, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Facebook Previous articleRape trial continues at Central Criminal CourtNext articleReilly is offering nothing but cuts – Mc Conalogue News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Investment must be development plan’s main priority – Manager Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter The Donegal County Council Manager is encouraging members of the public to engage with the County Development Plan once it goes to consultation.After councillors made a number of amendments to the draft plan, the document  will now go to public consultation within the next three weeks.The public consultation phase itself will last four weeks, giving the public almost a month to make submissions and observations.County Manager Seamus Neely, said that it’s important that nothing is included in the plan that limits investment into the county………….[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Biological modification of haematite in Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities

first_imgDetailed FT-Raman spectra of Antarctic cryptoendolithic colonies in Beacon sandstone have revealed some novel information about the biogeological modification process involving iron(III) mobilization by the organism. The previously unreported but characteristic orange-yellow surface colour of endolithic rock specimens is attributed to the presence of goethite, alpha-FeOOH, iron(III) oxide hydroxide, which has been converted from haematite, alpha-Fe2O3, by cyanobacterial modification. Although goethite is also identified in the biological layers, haematite is found unchanged elsewhere in the specimens. No spectroscopic evidence is found for iron(III) complexes of metabolic byproducts such as oxalate or pyruvate. The results are of relevance to remote spectroscopic sensing experiments for Martian planetary surface exploration, where the presence of iron(III) oxide is evident, below which it seems likely that a significant quantity of hydroxyl groups in the form of water could exist.last_img read more