October 28, 2021

Insurer Hardy rebuffs offer from Beazley

first_img Lloyd’s of London insurer Beazley yesterday said it still hoped to clinch a takeover of Hardy Underwriting after its smaller peer rejected an initial 300p per share approach this month.Dublin-based Beazley said its proposed cash offer on 6 October valued Hardy at about £155m. The approach, which represented a 36 per cent premium to Hardy’s closing share price on 5 October, was rejected by the Bermuda-based insurer in a letter dated 8 October.Hardy said the offer substantially undervalued the company and its board had rejected it unanimously as an opportunistic attempt to buy the group. Hardy’ s shares rose 17 per cent to 285p in early trading, before closing at 290p. Shares in Beazley rose 4.7 per cent to 119.9p making the company the second-biggest riser in the FTSE 250 share index. They closed at 118p.Analysts said the rise reflected prospects that Beazley would earn a positive return on its cash reserves – generating almost no returns now because of low interest rates – if the deal goes ahead.Consolidation among Lloyd’s insurers, which offer cover against large-scale risks such as natural disasters, has long been mooted as cyclically low insurance prices weigh on their shares, although deals can be difficult to secure. Brit Insurance agreed to a £850m offer from buyout firm Cinven Capital Partners and Apollo Management last month.Beazley, which in July said its first-half profit nearly quadrupled, said on Monday it would continue talks with Hardy’s board and shareholders with the aim of agreeing a recommended deal. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com Tags: NULL whatsapp Insurer Hardy rebuffs offer from Beazley Monday 18 October 2010 8:25 pm Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

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Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Variations on Elgar notes

first_img The £20 notes with Sir Edward Elgar on the reverse are being phased out, and from 30 June will no longer be legal tender. There will however be a grace period during which any still in charities’ or anyone’s possession may be exchanged at the full value.Introduced in 1999, the design began to be phased out by the Bank of England three years ago when it introduced a new design featuring Scottish economist Adam Smith on the reverse.The Bank of England explained that, after 30 June, “most banks, building societies and Post Offices will accept the Elgar £20 notes for deposit to customer accounts and for other customer transactions”. Failing that, the Bank of England will always exchange its old notes, years into the future.The Bank of England offers a “Know Your Banknotes” leaflet in PDF, which provides a guide to the key recognition and security features on banknotes. Variations on Elgar notes Tagged with: Bank of England Finance Individual giving Law / policy Money 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.  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 March 2010 | News  73 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

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Congressmen Defend Ethanol

first_imgHome Energy Congressmen Defend Ethanol Members of Congress are exchanging dueling fact sheets about corn ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent an email last month to members of the House Commerce, and Agriculture and Energy Committees calling the RFS “a de facto mandate for corn ethanol” and urging members of the House Commerce, and Agriculture and Energy Committees to provide relief from alleged “unintended consequences” of the RFS. The email included a “fact sheet” blaming the RFS and corn ethanol for “wasting taxpayer money and harming consumers,” “driving more people into hunger and poverty domestically and abroad” and failing to make any progress toward energy independence for the nation.In response, Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) sent out their own email and their own fact sheet citing the successes of the RFS and disputing claims in the Goodlatte letter. Noting that the intent of the RFS is to “enhance energy security, reduce consumer fuel prices by diversifying our energy portfolio, create jobs and stimulate economic activity, and improve the environment” the congressmen said that “by any measure, the RFS is achieving these goals and providing tangible benefits to the American public.”The Shimkus-Peterson fact sheet takes on each claim in the Goodlatte letter, referring to them as “abusrd” and “false and misleading” and “red herrings.” In particular, they dispute the notion that the RFS has done nothing to increase energy independence. “In 2011, ethanol displaced the need for an amount of gasoline refined from 477 million barrels of crude oil—that’s more oil than the U.S. imported from Saudi Arabia,” they wrote. “Indeed, as a result of the RFS and increased ethanol use, U.S. oil import dependence has fallen below 50% for the first time since 1997. In 2005, the year the first RFS was passed by Congress, U.S. oil import dependence peaked at 60.3%. Subsequently, as ethanol production has ramped up, oil import dependence has fallen steadily and hit 45% in 2011, the lowest since 1994.9 Oil imports from the Persian Gulf have dropped by some 300 million barrels since 2001, while ethanol production has grown by 300 million barrels during that same period.” By Gary Truitt – May 11, 2012 National Corn Growers Association president Garry Niemeyer thanked Representatives Shimkus and Peterson for working to disseminate factual, accurate information about corn ethanol. “These distinguished Representatives demonstrated that they understand what corn growers have long known; corn ethanol provides important benefits to our economy, our energy security and to our environment,” he said. Previous articleIndiana Pork Partners With Squealers Award Winning BarbecueNext articleConsumers Have Questions — But Who Has Answers Gary Truitt SHARE Congressmen Defend Ethanol Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Source; Domestic Fuel.com  Cindy Zimmerman –last_img read more

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Beach volleyball suffers ninth consecutive loss

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts TCU vs Tulane beach volleyball at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on March 03, 2018. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Jonathan Abraham Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Facebook Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Twitter Previous articleCold shooting dooms Horned Frogs in first NCAA appearance since 1998 against SyracuseNext articleBeach volleyball extends losing streak to eleven Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printTCU beach volleyball dropped a 3-2 decision against No. 16 Loyola Marymount, and a 4-1 loss to No. 8 Long Beach State Thursday in Long Beach, California.The Horned Frogs, who currently sit at 3-10 in the 2018 season, were tied with the Lions at 2-2 heading into the final matchup between TCU’s Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff and LMU’s Bozena Culo and Emma Doud. Sassin and Westendorff won the first set 21-11 but lost the match after falling in the next two sets 21-15, 15-11.The two victories for TCU came from Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene, who defeated Savannah Slattery and McKayla Ferris 21-18, 21-12 and Jensyn Bledsoe and Molly Scheel who defeated LMU’s Veronica Nederend and Maddie Leiphardt 22-24, 21-14, 15-13.In the matchup against the host 49ers, the combo of Cassie House and Haven Hill picked up the only win for TCU in the matchup with a 22-20, 21-16 decision over Sasha Karelov and Anete Brinke.The Horned Frogs will end their four-match road trip Saturday when they battle against No. 6 Cal Poly for the second time this season at 11 a.m, and No. 10 Arizona at 1 p.m. at Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo, California. Linkedinlast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on New Hires and Partnerships

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on New Hires and Partnerships Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on New Hires and Partnerships LERETA, LLC, a provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers nationwide, has tapped Michael Whiting as SVP of tax operations in its Dallas office. Whiting is responsible for continuing to enhance the technical innovation and client engagement of LERETA’s tax, oil and gas and trust business.“Michael has the industry experience and leadership background that will help this line of business and the company as a whole,” said Jim Micali, COO. “We are happy to have him join us and look forward to his contribution.”“I am honored to join a company that is proven to be an industry disrupter regarding its exceptional level of service and use of technology,” Whiting said. “This prestigious team of professionals has set the bar high, and I am excited to share my knowledge to further bolster LERETA’s name and reputation in the industry as a top service provider.”_____ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Residential Mortgages Get Special Treatment With Bankruptcy Provisions Next: Mortgage Industry Groups Provide Feedback on Universal Mortgage-Backed Security January 22, 2020 1,011 Views Pulse 2020-01-22 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Effective January 1 the LOGS Network affiliated law firms of Shapiro, Van Ess & Sherman (Arizona); Shapiro, Van Ess, Sherman & Marth (California); and Shapiro & Sutherland (Oregon and Washington) merged and became part of an expanded Janeway Law Firm footprint.The Janeway-LOGS partnership now consists of Janeway Law Firm, P.C., a certified woman-owned law firm serving Colorado since 2004 and affiliated with the LOGS Network since 2013; and Janeway Law Firm, LLC, serving Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.“As a woman-owned law firm, we are excited about this expansion and our growing opportunity to serve our clients across multiple states,” said Lynn Janeway, Esq., Managing Shareholder of Janeway Law Firm, P.C. (Colorado) and Managing Member of Janeway Law Firm, LLC (Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington).“With this merger, Lynn’s firm becomes one of the largest woman-owned law firms in the industry and her long career, both as an attorney and businesswoman, is a key differentiator of LOGS’ western states strategy,” said LOGS founder Gerald M. Shapiro, Esq. Shapiro continued, “We are grateful for the foundation of our legacy firms in these states, and LOGS is especially excited about the opportunity to expand the footprint of a woman-owned firm in the region under Lynn’s leadership.”_____Rentec Direct has partnered with The Closing Docs, an automated income verification company, to expedite and enhance the tenant screening process for landlords and property managers. By incorporating this solution from The Closing Docs, Rentec Direct users can now easily order automated income verification reports during the tenant screening process.“As a landlord myself, I understand the importance of carefully screening tenants and using a variety of information to make an informed decision,” said Nathan Miller, President of Rentec Direct. “Traditional methods of verifying income can be slow, error-prone, and cost you a lot of time. With automated income verification, landlords can quickly generate an easy-to-read report to help streamline the tenant screening process.”“Instead of asking property managers to interpret disparate data or chase down applicants for info, a couple clicks in the Rentec Direct workflow provide instant access to better information,” said Mark Fiebig, Founder of The Closing Docs. “We’re thrilled to support the best in the business. Together, we’re shortening marketing time and reducing risk.“center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Pulse Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Urban – rural divide in TDs’ abortion views

first_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Urban – rural divide in TDs’ abortion views Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Previous article36 people awaiting admission at LUHNext articleShane Blaney’s move from Harps to Doncaster confirmed News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter A new survey shows there’s an urban-rural divide when it comes to TDs’ views on abortion.The Irish Independent says the number of Deputies opposed to unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks, is four times greater in rural Ireland than in Dublin.Two of Donegal’s five TDs did not divulge their intentions – Fine Gael Deputy Joe Hugh, the government Chief Whip, was undeclared, saying he would allow more discussion at party level before commenting.Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue did not respond, while his party colleague Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher said he does not support repeal of the Eighth Amendment, and neither does he support unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks. He said he favours the status quo.Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty stated his party position that they support repeal of the Eighth Amendment, but do not support unrestricted abortion at this time.Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle said he supports both repeal and the 12 week option. Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Staff appraisals need to improve, say HR managers

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Staff appraisals need to improve, say HR managersOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Nearly half of HR managers believe that annual appraisals are badlyconducted, according to research published yesterday in IRS Employment Review. The survey also shows two out of three say their own organisation’sappraisal process only works “quite well”, with one in 10 admittingit does not work very well at all. Seventy per cent of the UK’s largest employers appraise staff once a year,although many appraise new staff, or those who underperform, more frequently. There is a significant difference between the private and public sectors,however. While many companies link appraisal outcomes to decisions about payand bonuses, public sector bodies rarely do so, preferring to see the appraisalas a forum for identifying good performance. More than nine in 10 appraisals involve only the immediate manager orsupervisor and the employee – in sharp contrast with job interviews whereemployers, conscious of potential accusations of bias or impropriety, have atleast two or three managers present. Despite misgivings about the appraisal process, all those surveyed agreedthat appraisals are “an essential management tool”. www.irsemploymentreview.com Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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The spatial structure of the 128 ka Antarctic sea ice minimum

first_imgWe compare multi-ice core data with δ18O model output for the early last interglacial Antarctic sea ice minimum. The spatial pattern of δ18O across Antarctica is sensitive to the spatial pattern of sea ice retreat. Local sea ice retreat increases the proportion of winter precipitation, depleting δ18O at ice core sites. However, retreat also enriches δ18O because of the reduced source-to-site distance for atmospheric vapor. The joint overall effect is for δ18O to increase as sea ice is reduced. Our data-model comparison indicates a winter sea ice retreat of 67, 59, and 43% relative to preindustrial in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean. A compilation of Southern Ocean sea ice proxy data provides weak support for this reconstruction. However, most published marine core sites are located too far north of the 128,000 years B.P. sea ice edge, preventing independent corroboration for this sea ice reconstruction. Plain Language Summary The Antarctic isotope and temperature maximum, which occurred approximately 128,000 years before present (B.P.) during the warmer than present last interglacial period, is associated with a major retreat of Antarctic sea ice. Understanding the details of this major sea ice retreat is crucial in order to understand the sensitivity of the Southern Hemisphere sea ice system and to evaluate the performance of climate model simulations in response to future warming. This work uses a multi-ice and ocean core data-model evaluation to assess the magnitude and spatial pattern of this sea ice retreat. Our results suggest that sea ice retreat was greatest in the Atlantic and Indian sectors of the Southern Ocean and less in the Pacific sector. These results may have had serious implications for the stability of marine terminating glaciers around the Antarctic Ice Sheet and their contribution to the last interglacial sea level rise. These results also support a hypothesized slowdown in northward ocean heat transport during the early last interglacial.last_img read more

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Former M&P CEO Peter Rollings joins US recruitment firm as advisor

first_imgPeter Rollings, the former Managing Director of Foxtons and CEO of Marsh & Parsons, has joined a recruitment firm as an advisor.Inventure Recruitment LLP has offices in New York and Chicago in the US and a recently-opened London office whose staff includes Peter’s son Charles Rollings.The company specialises in several industries including property, which it claims to offer clients a “comprehensive search practice from leadership and executive positions, all the way down to junior level hires”.Since exiting Marsh & Parsons in June 2016 Peter has been working as a brand ambassador for the estate agency, a role which ended last month.He has also been looking for non-exec roles and businesses to invest in with the nearly £6 million cash pile he left M&P with.He is also a non-exec at Irish firm Sherry FitzGerald, the agency that helped him buy and then expand Marsh & Parsons during the noughties.“I still get bored incredibly quickly and still have a huge amount of energy,” he told The Negotiator just after leaving M&P. “The thought of getting fat and playing golf just freaks me out.”ViewberRollings has invested some of his cash in Viewber, the outsourced property viewings company set up by friend and former rival Ed Mead.“I’m excited about the scope and reach of Viewber,” says Peter.“It offers plenty to the property industry – viewings, inspections, auction open houses, property checks to name but a few. However, I believe it has creative and game changing uses in a variety of industries and expect it to grow extremely quickly.”Marsh & Parsons Peter Rollings Inventure Recruitement LLP August 17, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Former M&P CEO Peter Rollings joins US recruitment firm as advisor previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer M&P CEO Peter Rollings joins US recruitment firm as advisorNew York firm with London office is looking to expand into the UK estate agency sector and has signed up one of its high profile players.Nigel Lewis17th August 201802,199 Viewslast_img read more

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