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Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lamphere gives his firsthand account of Puerto Rico

first_img Please enter your name here Those photos look horrible. I am sure the people of the island don’t know what to do first, to try to get things back to normal. Will President Trump take up former president, Jimmy Carter, on his offer to go visit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to try to defuse the potential of a nuclear world war that is possibly escalating??? The man is trying, at least, and that is extremely brave of him, to offer to leave the comfort of his own home, and venture to sit down in talks, with someone like Kim Jong Un….I wouldn’t be that brave, at all! Will Trump call Carter’s offer, “a waste of his time?” TAGSHurricane MariaPastor Todd LampherePuerto Rico Previous articleRaise the Roof coming in NovemberNext articleLongest running member to speak at milestone lunch Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom October 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm October 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The VOICE of CompassionOpinionFrom Pastor Todd LamphereI am rarely at a loss for words, but describing what I saw in Puerto Rico leaves me speechless. You hear a lot about how San Juan is beginning to get back on its feet. It’s true. There are not the 11 hour long lines waiting to get gas. It is true that most are still without power, but generators running businesses light up the night. Restaurants are open. Nightlife to a large degree is on the move. Then you travel to the center of the island…and you encounter a TOTALLY different world. You discover a scene that you won’t find on the news. You will find a world cut off, for all practical purposes, from aid and society. You will find a world with roads that BARELY have one lane open. You will see pics of us standing on dirt that is actually a road buried in mud.  Then you travel to the center of the island…and you encounter a TOTALLY different world. You discover a scene that you won’t find on the news. You will find a world cut off, for all practical purposes, from aid and society. You will find a world with roads that BARELY have one lane open. You will see pics of us standing on dirt that is actually a road buried in mud.  You discover a scene that you won’t find on the news. You will find a world cut off, for all practical purposes, from aid and society. You will find a world with roads that BARELY have one lane open. You will see pictures of us standing on dirt that is actually a road buried in mud. The Chinese have a saying that disasters never come alone and that is true of Puerto Rico. Mudslides are a daily occurrence and you will see in the pictures their devastating effect. Let me take you away from the generator run lights of the city into a world that doesn’t light up after dark. Let me show you in picture and video the towns of Jayuya, Ajuntas, Utuado.Yesterday I went on a search and rescue mission with John Campoli and his band of brothers called the Pirates. These are a group of local guys in their 30’s who wake up everyday looking for and helping the forgotten. In everyplace we went we were the FIRST to come to them with aid…26 days AFTER the hurricane. They can go to FEMA and fill out some forms to get assistance, IF they can even get out, but aid isn’t coming to them. And that is what this group is doing. This is the group of salty guys doing more Jesus ministry than most Jesus people are doing. They remembered the forgotten. They are finding the lost.It is humbling to hold in your arms a crying mom whose house is under 5 feet of mud and trees. To see her gratitude for rice, beans and water is inspiring. To be able to pray with and give hope to the hurting is so needed in these mountain towns.One family of three lost their house completely and have been living in a detached 5×8 room for 26 days!!!Enough said for now. Look at the pictures for yourself. You decide if this would be acceptable service and aid to those of us living in the United States. You come to your own conclusion if these AMERICANS are getting the appropriate help they need. Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Todd Lamphere is a Staff Pastor at The New Destiny Christian Centerlast_img read more

ACTAF renamed

ACTAF renamed AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 April 2000 | News  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Association of Community Trusts and Foundations will be renamed the Community Foundation Network. They also have a new e-mail address. read more

GoodLot launches new online camel racing game for charity

first_imgGoodLot launches new online camel racing game for charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GoodLot is operated by Novamedia, a European charity lottery and gaming operator. In the past ten years Novamedia’s charitable lotteries have raised 3 billion Euros for charity.center_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Gaming GoodLot, the combined fundraising gaming and betting Web site, has launched a new camel racing game called, rather cheekily, ‘Camel Lot’.Players can stake as little as 10p and win up to 100 times their stake in the animated Flash game. Five camels with names such as Nasty Nancy, Sandstorm and Couscous then race across the desert to the finish line.GoodLot raises money for seven major humanitarian and environmental organisations including Amnesty International, UNICEF and Greenpeace. In addition, a proportion of funds is also given to the GoodFund, a non-profit foundation which directs donations to a range of charities including those endorsed by GoodLot’s Ambassadors Nelson Mandela, Anita Roddick, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nafis Sadik, Ruud Gullit and Anna Roosevelt. Advertisementlast_img read more

Foresters offers grants for members’ volunteer activities

first_img Howard Lake | 9 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding Volunteering Foresters offers grants for members’ volunteer activities International financial services organisation Foresters is offering members a grant of £2,500 to enable them to organise and lead a volunteer activity that benefits their community.Foresters Community Grants can be applied for any type of volunteer activity that “supports well-being in the family and the community”.  They are expected to be short, mostly one-day activities. Recent examples include preparing baby packs and organising gifts for the Cash For Kids appeal, cleaning up play parks, fundraising events, and supporting local food banks.Steve Dilworth, Managing Director, Member Network UK at Foresters, said:“This exciting new programme means our members can request grants for projects that are particularly close to their hearts. We hope this will engage more of our members in the Foresters purpose which is to enhance the well-being of families and communities.”The grants programme was created in response to requests from Foresters members who wanted to make a personal impact on their community.In 2013, Foresters granted more than £1.8 million for volunteer and fun family activities in the UK, Canada and the US. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation reopens for funding

first_imgLloyds Bank Foundation reopens for funding Melanie May | 7 January 2016 | News  49 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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 www.thepurplepim.com. The Lloyds Bank Foundation, which recently moved from a rolling funding programme to grant rounds, has reopened for funding.The Foundation now operates three grant rounds a year, Round One for 2016 has closed for applications, with decisions to be made in the week commencing 21st March, and applicants notified in the week commencing 4th April.Round Two is now open, with a deadline of 4th  March for initial applications. Charities will be notified as to whether they have been successful in progressing to full application by 15th April, and assessment contact with charities will take place between 25th April and 27th May.The Round Two deadline for full applications is 6th June, with decisions made in the week commencing 25th July, and applicants notified in the week commencing 8th August.Round Three will open to initial applications on 25th April, with a deadline of 5pm on 8th June, and decisions made during the week commencing 28th November.The grants are open to charities with an income in their last set of published accounts that is greater than £25,000 and less than £1million, and who also meet the Foundation’s eligibility criteria. Grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period, up to six years in total.More information on the grants available, eligibility criteria and how to apply is available on the Foundation site.  48 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Funding Advertisementlast_img read more

Protests hit Northeastern contract with ICE

first_imgProtesters block Boylston Street near Northeastern President Aoun’s house, July 31.Boston — As night fell on July 31, protesters from Movimiento Cosecha, who had gathered outside the house of Northeastern University’s president, announced that they would be occupying the area until Northeastern canceled its $2.7 million contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Protestors blocked Boylston Street, singing and telling stories until 1 a.m., when cops moved in and arrested 11 occupiers.One week earlier, Cosecha and supporters had gathered in a park near the Northeastern University campus. They marched with signs decrying Northeastern’s connection to ICE through the Ruggles T subway station and into a student orientation taking place.Once there, they held a speakout explaining the university’s contract with ICE to the new students and dropped a banner reading, “Northeastern, we won’t be complicit” from a walkway between buildings. They called on the students to aid in telling the university to shut down its contract and informed them that this was just the first of Cosecha’s actions.Cosecha rallied supporters at the Ruggles T station again on July 31 and led them on another march, going through downtown Boston during rush hour and ending outside university President Joseph E. Aoun’s home.They proceeded to hold a speakout, demanding that Aoun cancel the contract. Speakers included undocumented organizers from Cosecha, a representative from FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), and the fiance of a man who was taken by ICE just days before their wedding.Cosecha organizers then revealed that they intended to continue this protest as an occupation and that they would be camping outside Aoun’s house until their demands were met. As the occupiers prepared for the night and the following morning, the cops moved in and arrested them all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Still Not Sure if Xi, Trump Will Meet at G20 Summit

first_img There still aren’t any formalized plans for U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet at the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan. Politico says that’s the latest update from chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Trump has said there is no deadline for imposing even more tariffs on Chinese imports. However, he’s also threatened to make a move if Xi refuses to meet in Japan. So far, the president has imposed a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods, which caused China to set up retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, especially agriculture products like soybeans and pork. Trump is taking action to potentially impose the same tariff on almost all remaining Chinese imports, worth about $300 billion.Some of those import targets include things like cell phones, clothing, footwear, televisions, and other electronics. Politico says Kudlow emphasized that the administration is still looking at strong-arming China. Kudlow recently took part in an on-stage discussion with Fred Bergsten, president emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He said there’s only one way to get to an agreement with China. “You kick some butt, in my best economic analytical quantitative regression analysis,” Kudlow says. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jun 16, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Still Not Sure if Xi, Trump Will Meet at G20 Summit Previous articleEuropean Union Will Import More U.S. BeefNext articleStabenow Says This Dairy Program is a ‘Much Better Program’ NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Still Not Sure if Xi, Trump Will Meet at G20 Summitlast_img read more

Magistrate recommends dropping federal criminal charges in 2018 Missouri duck boat accident that killed 17

first_imgiStock/MotortionBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A federal magistrate judge has recommended that criminal charges be dismissed in a 2018 duck boat sinking during a storm on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people, including nine from the same family.U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush made the recommendation on Friday, writing that a 47-count indictment against the duck boat’s captain, operations supervisor and on-duty manager should be dropped because the tragedy occurred on a lake that is not considered a “navigable waterway” under federal admiralty law governing waterways and highways customarily used for commerce.After hearing arguments from both sides of the case, Rush concluded that the federal court has no jurisdiction over the case and that it should be handled in state court.A final decision on the case has not been made and a hearing on Rush’s recommendation has yet to be scheduled.The maritime calamity, one of the worst in American history, happened on July 19, 2018, on Table Rock Lake near Branson when the Ride the Ducks amphibious vessel owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment sank during a ferocious storm. Among those killed were nine members of the Coleman family of Indianapolis, including four children, the youngest a 1-year-old girl.Other victims were from Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas.A total of 29 passengers and two crew members were on board the Stretch Duck 7 when it experienced turbulent waters during a thunderstorm that swept into the area, officials said. In what was scheduled to be a 70-minute tour of Table Rock Lake, the duck boat was buffeted by gusts of up to 73 miles per hour and capsized by waves that crested at 6 feet, officials said.While the pilot of the boat, Bob Williams, 73, were among those who died, the captain, Kenneth Scott McKee, survived.McKee was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2018. A superseding indictment unsealed in June 2019 also charged Curtis Lanham, the general manager of the boat’s operator, Ride the Ducks Branson, and Charles Baltzell, the manager on duty the day of the deadly trip.All three men were indicted on numerous charges of neglect under the seaman’s manslaughter statute. Each pleaded not guilty to the charges.The earlier indictment against McKee, who had been a duck boat captain for 18 years, alleged that he failed to properly assess incoming weather before launching the boat and did not order passengers to put on life vests as the weather conditions worsened.The National Transportation Safety Board released the findings of its investigation on April 28, 2020, concluding the vessel sank when it was flooded through an air intake hatch on the bow that was not weather tight.The NTSB investigation also found that the tragedy could have been avoided had the U.S. Coast Guard followed recommendations to improve the safety of such tourist attractions that were made following a similar duck boat sinking in Arkansas in 1999 that killed 13 people. The Coast Guard’s failure to require sufficient buoyancy in amphibious vehicles and its failure to address emergency exits on such vehicles with fixed canopies contributed to the sinking and loss of life, according to the NTSB report.In an emotional press conference just days after the deadly voyage, Tia Coleman, who survived the sinking but lost her husband and three children in the tragic lake excursion, said when she and her family boarded the boat, the captain pointed out life jackets but said they wouldn’t be needed.“The captain did say something about life jackets,” Coleman recalled. “He said, ‘Above you are your life jackets. There are three sizes. He said, ‘I’m gonna show you where they are, but you won’t need them. So, no need to worry.’ So we didn’t grab them.”Ripley Entertainment has settled numerous lawsuits stemming from the tragedy, including a $100 million federal lawsuit filed in Kansas City, Missouri, by lawyers representing the Coleman family.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Guru

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruPortillo checks out working at AsdaGuru was interested to hear that former Conservative leadership candidateand MP for Kensington and Chelsea Michael Portillo has swapped his Westminsteroffice for a supermarket checkout. He is serving customers, tidying up and putting security tags on clothing aspart of a BBC documentary in which the MP takes on the life of a single workingparent for a week. He has swapped his multi-million pound home and moved into a small terracedhouse in the working class suburb of Seacombe, Merseyside. Portillo was said to be “revelling” in his new role behind theclothes counter at Asda. However, Guru suspects that the right-wing MP haslittle commitment to his new job and is more likely to be grooming hisman-of-the-people image before making a fresh leadership challenge. Burning issue of sick excuses Guru has been impressed with the quality of workplace excuses he has beensent, following his article on the New York city trader caught insider dealingwho claimed he was a time traveller from 200 years in the future. HR manager Jane Boyd phoned her boss to say: “Hi Linda, sorry thecareer development report isn’t on your desk today as promised, but I gavebirth yesterday so I didn’t get time to do it.” Senior HR officer Richard reminded his boss that he had been following hisspecific instructions after being ‘roasted’ for ‘failings’ on a project.”So it is the old adage of doing as I’m told,” he said. Tony Day was on the receiving end of a particularly painful-sounding excuse.He was in charge of a smelting furnace in Zambia as an undergraduate, when hereceived a letter from one of the furnace operatives stating that he couldn’tcome to work because: “My testicles have been paining me and I cannotstand on them.” Guru’s favourite was from HR adviser Maria, who received a self-certificatewhich gave the reason for absence as “I got stuck in a sunbed”.According to Maria, the lady in question claimed to have fallen asleep on asunbed and became so dehydrated that, on awakening, she was unable to move,leading to severe sunstroke. Friend of the stars thrills with frills In last week’s issue, Guru thrilled his disciples with an account of hismeeting with England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson’s charismaticright-hand man Tord Grip. This week, Guru can’t resist boasting again about his new-found life sharingthe celebrity spotlight. His most recent ‘celebrity’ friend is none other thanpop diva Ms Dynamite. OK, maybe friend might be over-egging the pudding, but they did both attendthe Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Awards where PersonnelToday won the specialist magazine award for its Refugees in Employment Campaign(see page 3). Guru is sure that Ms Dynamite kept staring at him during the posh do at theSavoy, although that could have been because of his frilly cerise dress shirtthat always draws admiring glances. Boss takes all on a summer holiday This week, the TUC complained that the UK is the only country in the EUwhere employers can include bank holidays as part of the statutory minimum fourweeks holiday. However, furniture company Durham Pine has gone to the opposite extreme.Owner John Marshall, is so grateful to his staff for helping the company post a£2m profit, that he is paying a reported £200,000 to take at least 119 staff –as well as their partners, children and friends – on a week-long holiday toMajorca this summer. Staff will be on full pay during the holiday and the break won’t be deductedfrom their annual holiday entitlement. Guru pointed out the obvious benefits ofsuch a holiday scheme to his MD in terms of morale, commitment andteam-building – but he wasn’t buying. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. GuruOn 22 Apr 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more