Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) 2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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That English structure also includes a maximum of 30 full games for players, yet the majority view of those surveyed is that 21-25 is the optimum number.Former Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton, who retired this year because he felt his body could no longer deliver the high standards he strived for, agrees on that point.“The game is okay, it’s the amount of games that is the issue,” he told The Ruck podcast. “Rugby is never going to be safe – people might not want to hear that but you can’t get 30 big blokes running around a field and make it safe. You can’t make a ruck perfectly safe or a tackle perfectly safe. But what you can change is the workload on players.“It’s more the volume that players are playing. On the Lions tour in 2017, some of the English guys were approaching 40 games – you can’t do that. I think 25 starts a season is ample.”Another common talking point in recent years has been the amount of contact training undertaken by teams. With the increase in physicality, more strain is put on players in games and training. It was a common theme in survey responses.“Uncontrolled contact in sessions is problematic,” said one player. Another said: “Contact at training, whether in a club or international set-up, needs to be limited by time. There is enough contact week to week in games, so I don’t see why there is any in training.” A third player added: “Training is sometimes like match intensity.”Interestingly, the NFL have established rules around training that limits the number of full-contact practice sessions in the regular season to 14, with 11 in the first 11 weeks, so a maximum of one a week. Team training is attended by independent observers to ensure these regulations are not breached.So should rugby introduce something similar? Adam Beard, who has worked in rugby as a strength and conditioning specialist for Wales and the Lions and is now director of high performance at Cleveland Browns in the NFL, believes that cutting contact training back too much could actually mean that players’ bodies aren’t prepared for matches.“It’s like UFC or boxing: you need contact, you need to prepare for contact,” says Beard. “These games are contact-orientated. We used to have a really big run-in for contact preparation for Wales. You would have a progression all the way through to bone-on-bone and some weeks we’d pull back, but we’d build it all the way through and guys’ bodies would be ready for that. It’s important for timing but also body conditioning. It’s a big thing, getting the body prepared.”International Rugby Players are working with World Rugby to assess training load and whether players would benefit from restrictions.It’s worth highlighting mental pressures as well as physical ones. Looking at the England structure from 2019-20 and those aforementioned breaks, Warburton insists it will still be hard to totally switch off in the middle of an intense season.“There might be breaks but it’s a long time mentally,” he said. “Even if you’re physically helping a player, you’re not helping a player emotionally and mentally. It’s a long time in competition.”The survey threw up similar concerns. One player said: “The season is too long mentally and physically.” Another said: “When you are on the fringe of your international side, doing the mental prep and playing limited minutes, then having to play in your break, it puts massive strains on relationships at home.”Change: Quins prop Joe Marler has retired from international rugby (Getty Images)You couldn’t describe Marler as a fringe international – he played 59 times for England between 2012 and 2018 – but the effect playing for his country had on his family life saw him call time on his Test career in September. How did that manifest itself?“I’d be at home in a pretty dark place, not talking, not interacting with the kids or the wife,” says the 28-year-old. “My wife would say, ‘Any danger of you being here with us?’“I’d be thinking about going away (with England) and having to leave Daisy and the kids. I’ve used the word anxiety because that’s how it felt. There’s a lot of pressure in any England environment and top-level elite rugby.”He admits that when England opened their autumn campaign against South Africa, he woke up wishing he was playing at Twickenham. “But I quickly realised I didn’t miss it enough to do everything in order to get to game day – the three weeks beforehand, the time away from home. I make sacrifices for my club, for the team, but I also get to come home each night.” Find out what Test stars think about workload, concussion, money, agents and international rugby What the players think about rugby’s biggest issuesPlayer welfare: two words that are now heard in rugby conversations almost as regularly as ‘try’ or ‘scrum’. Yet the people uttering the words are often in suits rather than kit, when surely it’s the opinions of the players themselves that are most important.That’s why Rugby World magazine teamed up with International Rugby Players, the global body that represents the game’s professionals, to find out what their members think about the sport’s biggest issues. We’ve previously reported on the men’s sevens survey and women’s survey; now it’s time for the verdict of the men’s 15-a-side players.More than 350 Test players from the 20 teams that will be involved at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, plus the other three nations involved in the repêchage and Romania, completed an anonymous survey on topics including workload, concussion, international rugby, agents and money.Here are their views, as published in Rugby World’s January 2019 edition…What the players think about rugby’s biggest issues: WORKLOAD“Is what we’re doing to our bodies sustainable?” That is just one of the comments from those surveyed regarding the physical and mental load placed on players in the modern game.It echoes the sentiments of Jonny May in the December issue of Rugby World, the Leicester and England wing saying: “I suspect that professional careers will grow shorter as players place increased loads on their bodies. The athletes will continue to get better, more powerful and more highly-tuned, but it will come at the price of not being able to do it for as long.”People talk about how professional players are so much fitter and faster, bigger and stronger than the amateur era but, as May says, at what cost?With improved physical specimens playing more high-intensity matches, players’ bodies are sure to feel the effects, whether in the long or short term. A third of the players surveyed by International Rugby Players missed six or more matches last season due to injury.Even more shocking is that 45% of players – that’s basically one out of every two – admit to being pressured by coaches to play or train when not fully fit. Players often talk of carrying niggles throughout a season and with so much riding on matches it’s easy to understand why coaches want their star performers on the pitch, but players’ health should always be the top priority.Clubs and governing bodies continually say player welfare is of the greatest importance, yet these results would suggest otherwise. Players should not have to train or play under duress, when doing so could cause more long-term damage. As one player surveyed said: “Players need to be protected from under-pressure coaching staff.”International Rugby Players chief executive Omar Hassanein says: “Despite the constant reminder that player welfare is the game’s number one priority, it’s hugely worrying that a large amount of players have felt pressured to play when not fully fit. This leads to a spike in injury rates and we know from the survey that the biggest mental pressure comes from being injured.”While 33% of players feel matches played is what has the most impact on physical workload in a season, it’s interesting that 30% cited the lack of recovery time, with this particularly high among Tier Two players.People often praise the Irish system, where players are centrally contracted and rested at points in the season. The new season structure in England from 2019-20 will introduce in-season breaks for players, too, in an attempt to address the issue, but that plan still includes only two weeks of complete rest in the off-season.Harlequins prop Joe Marler raised concerns about the new structure when it was first announced, but having spoken to his clubmate and RPA chairman Mark Lambert, he has revised his opinions – at least on some points.“I think it’s good generally but there’s still work to do for England players,” he says. “The league is asking them to be available for more high-intensity Premiership games, to go toe-to-toe in full-on games as well as all the England games. So that needs to be looked at.” Conversations around mental health are a lot more prevalent these days, not only in rugby but the world as a whole, with the sport’s player associations providing support programmes in this area. 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Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) Comments are closed. Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal Diocese of New York] The Committee to Elect a Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York announces the opening of the time period to propose candidates for consideration to the office of bishop suffragan. The profile describing the diocese and suffragan position, as well as forms to propose a candidate and the candidate application package, may be found here. Candidates may submit their own names, or they may be proposed by others, beginning May 6.The period for proposing names of candidates ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 3. Candidates may submit their application packages at any time; the final deadline for packages is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14.The Special Convention to Elect a Bishop will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Other details surrounding the timeline for the process may be found on the website.According to a diocesan press release: “The Diocese of New York is diverse in geography, culture, and demographics. It is composed of some 66,000 members, 72 deacons and 600 priests. It stretches from Staten Island to Sullivan County and from Wall Street to the Catskills. The diocese encompasses 10 counties that include some of the most densely populated urban landscape in the country and some of the least populated; some of the wealthiest parishes in the Episcopal Church, as well as parishes in the poorest communities. Most importantly, it is inhabited by children of God who are seeking a faithful pastor to join the people and clergy of the diocese and our diocesan bishop in the work that God has given us to do.”“We bid your prayers both for the diocese and for those who will be in discernment to determine if this is the vocation to which God has called them.”Members of the Committee to Elect a Bishop are: Susan Heath, the Rev. Martha Overall, Tina Pinckney, David Shover, the Rev. Nora Smith, the Rev. Buddy Stallings, George Wade (diocesan chancellor), and Co-Chairs the Rev. Loyda Morales and the Rv. Wm. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York May 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm Much more than a “faithful pastor” is required for the office of bishop today. The Episcopal Church is in steep decline. Parishes are closing, church staffs are being reduced, the average age of clergy and the pews is increasing. Instead of waiting for clergy to send in “application packages,” the Diocese of New York could be searching throughout the Church for someone who can help congregations find their way back to strength and health. Often overlooked in the search process is this cardinal fact: demonstrated results are the only reliable guide to claims made by or about a particular applicant. 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CopyHouses•Girardot, Colombia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788489/nilo-houses-alberto-burckhard-plus-carolina-echeverri Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788489/nilo-houses-alberto-burckhard-plus-carolina-echeverri Clipboard Architects: Alberto Burckhard + Carolina Echeverri Photographs ArchDaily Photographs: Juan Antonio Monsalve Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAlberto Burckhard + Carolina EcheverriOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGirardotIcebergColombiaPublished on August 28, 2019Cite: “Nilo Houses / Alberto Burckhard + Carolina Echeverri” [Casas Nilo / Alberto Burckhard + Carolina Echeverri] 27 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily 2020 Save this picture!© Balázs Danyi+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Balázs Szelecsényi, Noémi Varga Architect In Charge:Áron VeresArchitectural Engineering:Csaba Tibor CsajbókClient:SA43 Ingatlanfejlesztő Zrt.Structural Engineering:Zoltán LászlóMechanical Engineering:Attila DeákLandscape Architecture:Krisztina Megyesi, Krisztina MüllerFire Safety Engineer:Péter BotTraffic Engineer:Ittzés Miklós; Nagy OszvaldBuilder:Bálint Ágnes és Társa Kft.City:BudapestCountry:HungaryMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Balázs DanyiRecommended ProductsPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. SA43 Apartments Project represents how to create unity on a plot of land in Budapest with vastly diverse features, with a complex client demand by the hand of young architects, on the superficial and sales-based Hungarian market of contemporary condominiums. SA43 Apartments Project aimed to bring a higher architectural quality to the medium-sized housing market in Hungary. This could be achieved with the close and continuous collaboration between the design team, builder and client started early on the conceptual phase. Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Balázs DanyiSA43 was shaped by the definite development program and the characteristic features of the site. The triangle-shaped site is located in between two main roads of the 12th district of Budapest. Its north corner faces towards the busy junction, on the east and west side of the plot tall protected greeneries give some cover from the traffic, however, towards the sunny south side, there are calm gardens and pleasant city view in focus with the Buda Castle.Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiProtection from the noise, focus on the view, and the triangle shape of the site formed the massing of SA43 to an amorphous pentagon layout, which narrows to the north and broadens up towards the south. The functions and facade also follow this shaping. The main living areas with huge openings were placed on the sunny south side, mostly bedrooms with medium size windows towards east and west, and service areas with the main entrance on the north.Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiThe building mass was pushed up to the north corner as much as possible, so to create a huge intimate garden facing the main living areas. To leave a minimum ‘scar’ on the green surface the garage entrance was positioned as close to the road as possible. The compact mass also helps to place more of the program area on the penthouse level, as it was a strong client requirement.Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiSave this picture!© Balázs DanyiBecause of the diversity of shape and huge randomized openings on the facade the building was made of in-situ reinforced concrete structure, behaving as a solid concrete ‘box’. The staircase block was placed in the center of the building where daylight is limited and can only be transported through the skylight. This central arrangement gives the optimal entry points for all the flats, where the public and private functions can be reached separately. The apartments were designed to have the possibility to be joined with the neighbour, turning the 5 flats into 3 condos.Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiSave this picture!© Balázs DanyiThe fine-grained, light-reflecting ceramic cladding, together with the façade elements of the same color, gently encircles the solid building mass. The homogeneous façade and the robust geometry blends together with the vegetation of the garden, thus continuing the inseparable tradition of Buda architecture – the common role of nature with architecture.Save this picture!© Balázs DanyiProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse and the River / After PartySelected ProjectsEditionX Store / StudioACSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Budapest, Stromfeld Aurél út 43, 1124 HungaryLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share SA43 Apartments / Numbernow studio + Balázs SzelecsényiSave this projectSaveSA43 Apartments / Numbernow studio + Balázs Szelecsényi Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953860/sa43-apartments-numbernow-studio-plus-balazs-szelecsenyi Clipboard CopyApartments•Budapest, Hungary Year: “COPY” Architects: Balázs Szelecsényi, Numbernow studio Area Area of this architecture project Architectural design: Photographs Manufacturers: Ströher, Aluframe, Gil, Schlotterer, Trimble Hungary Area: 992 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Balázs Danyi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeNumbernow studioOfficeFollowBalázs SzelecsényiOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBudapestOn FacebookHungaryPublished on December 29, 2020Cite: “SA43 Apartments / Numbernow studio + Balázs Szelecsényi” 29 Dec 2020. 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18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Disability Rights Commission starts investigating Web site accessibility Howard Lake | 13 April 2003 | News The first formal investigation into the accessibility of popular Web sites gets underway today.One thousand Web sites will be investigated for their ability to be accessed by the 8.5 million disabled people in the UK in the first Formal Investigation of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).A key aim of the investigation will be to identify recurrent barriers to Web access and to help site owners and developers recognise and avoid them. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital The first sites selected will cover the public and private sectors, but no mention was made of voluntary sector sites. The sites will be tested for basic compliance with recognised industry accessibility standards. In addition, 50 disabled people will be involved in in-depth testing of a representative sample of these sites for practical usability. The research supporting this Formal Investigation will be conducted in collaboration with a team from the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design at City University London, led by Professor Helen Petrie.Speaking today on the announcement of the Formal Investigation Bert Massie, Chairman of the DRC, said:“Organisations which offer goods and services on the Web already have a legal duty to make their sites accessible. The DRC is committed to enforcing these obligations but it is also determined to help site owners and developers tackle the barriers to inclusive web design.”The findings of the investigation are expected by the end of 2003. 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.
News PolandEurope – Central Asia Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release today of Andrzej Marek, the editor of the regional weekly Wiesci Polickie. The constitutional court finally decided to suspend implementation of his prison sentence for libel and set him free. Reporters Without Borders hails this decision by the authorities and hopes Poland will henceforth behave in a way more conducive to free expression. Reporters Without Borders condemned as “shameful” the imprisonment on 16 January of Andrzej Marek, editor of the regional weekly Wiesci Polickie in Szczecin in the north-west.The Polish journalist published an article in February 2001 headlined “Promotion of scheming” in which he exposed a corrupt official in the city of Police. Marek was sentenced in November 2002 then, on appeal, in November 2003, to a three-month prison sentence for defamation, suspended on condition he apologised to the official who had laid the complaint against him.The journalist refused to apologise and his sentence was suspended after a plea was entered for a presidential pardon in September 2004. This did not succeed and the journalist has now been ordered to serve his time, nearly five years after the event.“This imprisonment is shameful for a country like Poland, which has just joined the European Union and which is the sole member state to impose prison sentences on journalists for offences of opinion,” said Reporters Without Borders.“Andrzej Marek should be immediately released. We once again call on President Lech Kaczynski to pardon this journalist who has only done his duty in informing the public,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The organisation made a previous request to the new Polish head of state on 29 December 2005 to grant Marek the pardon he should have had under the previous presidency of Aleksander Kwasniewski. May 10, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Poland January 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor Andrzej Marek freed on order of the constitutional court Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release today of Andrzej Marek, the editor of the regional weekly Wiesci Polickie. The constitutional court finally decided to suspend implementation of his prison sentence for libel and set him free. Reporters Without Borders hails this decision by the authorities and hopes Poland will henceforth behave in a way more conducive to free expression. News June 2, 2021 Find out more —————-16 January 2006A journalist imprisoned for a press offence in first such case within European Union Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland PolandEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more