Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgOld Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw)  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileOld Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets segments in 17 countries. Old Mutual’s primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and it has niche businesses in Latin America and Asia. With over 170 years of heritage across sub Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent. Old Mutual Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img United Kingdom Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH Architects: MCGONIGLEMCGRATH Year Completion year of this architecture project Healthcare “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505513/home-for-home-rvh-mcgoniglemcgrath Clipboard 2013 McAvoy Construction “COPY” Main Contractor: Year:  ArchDaily 2013 Design ID Save this picture!© Aidan McGrath+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505513/home-for-home-rvh-mcgoniglemcgrath Clipboard CopyHealthcare, Apartments•Belfast, United Kingdom Qs / Cdm Coordinator:Faithful+GouldCity:BelfastCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aidan McGrathRecommended ProductsBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosqueSide tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6230BoardsEGGEREurodekor PlusText description provided by the architects. This project is one of 2 proposed Homes from Home for Clic Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. Homes from Home offer families free self-catering accommodation close to the main Regional Cancer Centres. If they are well enough, the child or young person can stay there too. The atmosphere is relaxed and non-clinical, friendly and welcoming.Save this picture!Combined Elevations and SectionThe site is on Belfast’s Falls Road, located directly opposite the Children’s Cancer Centre, and comprises 2 pre-existing Victorian adjoining dwellings in a terrace. In the 100 years or more since it was built, the block has suffered considerable degradation, being subjected to that kind of alteration and adaptation common with many housing terraces in Belfast.Save this picture!© Aidan McGrathThe design aspiration was to create a calm and peaceful domestic environment removed from both the harsh reality of the hospital and the liveliness of the busy street. We also sought to stitch a contemporary building into the existing fabric of an historic but degraded terrace. The proposal is for a contemporary building, essentially domestic in function and character, and which does not seek to mimic the existing houses in terms of architectural devices but which rather seeks to build a harmonious relationship with the pre-existing by rigorous respect for its core architecture character.Save this picture!© Aidan McGrathTo the front, the design reflects the adjoining building and roof lines and the scale and rhythm of bays, windows and dormers evident in the terrace.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo the rear, exploiting the inconsistent existing returns and extensions of adjacent buildings, we have disregarded precedent: opening windows wider and taller than at the front to address the open, almost rural views and to enjoy the setting sun. Here also, the plan is deeply recessed to one side to create a small landscaped courtyard to the rear, providing a quiet place for reflection, an outdoor children’s play area and eliminating a risk of overlooking from the building to its adjoining neighbours. A recessed balcony offers relief in the architectural expression, and outdoor space for users.Save this picture!© Aidan McGrathWindows in the masonry skin are deeply recessed to the front elevation offering protection from the busy street, and flush with the robust brick facades to the rear in response to the surprise of the open views of the hills. The evening sun falling on the bedrooms and living room is filtered through the leafy branches of a screen of trees.Save this picture!© Aidan McGrathThe construction employs a timber frame. The new brick is of a hue and texture which resonates with the original ‘Belfast brick’. Dark slate and zinc roofs complete the palette.Save this picture!Elevation 3Project gallerySee allShow lessVIDEO: Inside A Data Center, The Architecture Of The CloudVideosRenovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsami…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:151 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AF, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share M&E Consultant: Year:  Delap & Waller Structural Engineer: Projects photographs:  Aidan McGrathPhotographs:  Aidan McGrath Photographs Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATHSave this projectSaveHome for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH CopyAbout this officeMCGONIGLEMCGRATHOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcareResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBelfastHousingHealthcare ArchitectureResidentialUnited KingdomPublished on May 15, 2014Cite: “Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH” 15 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Most video meetings start at lunch-time, & other insights

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics video 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. Most video meetings start at lunch-time, & other insights Melanie May | 22 April 2021 | News Before the pandemic, some 46% of calls made from the UK were to people in other countries. After 15 March, that figure dropped to 15.3% as more people turned to video calls to keep in touch with all their contacts. Advertisement Data released by video meetings company Whereby has shone some light on video meeting behaviour across the globe. The busiest time of all last year however on Whereby.com was at the end of April. Video meetings increased by 57% compared to the daily average on 24, 28 and 30 April– with 28 April the busiest day of all. Whereby’s analysis of how people used its platform shows that most meetings start between 12 and 1pm, with the Philippines hosting the most international meetings, followed by Taiwan, Canada, the US, and Australia.  1,147 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main image: Jagrit Parajuli from Pixabay  At the other end of the spectrum, the quietest day for video meetings over the last year was New Year’s Day, which saw a 99% decrease compared to the daily average 34% of one-on-one meetings are scheduled spontaneously, and 66% of individuals surveyed said they multitasked on calls with 68% of these people checking emails during video meetings, and a quarter 25% texting.last_img read more

Syrian army prepares to retake Idlib province

first_imgDamascus — Thousands of soldiers, elite units, heavy military equipment — the Syrian army is present in the south and west of Idlib province. The scenario is similar to what preceded the liberation of East Aleppo, the eastern suburbs of Ghuta, and the southwestern provinces of Dera’a and Quneitra.Helicopters circle the province and drop leaflets calling on the combatants to surrender: “The war is about to end” and “Time to stop the bloodshed.” The people of Idlib should agree to reconciliation “as our people have done in other parts of Syria.”Idlib has become a kind of “dumping ground” for all those armed combat groups who oppose a ceasefire and agreements with the government, and who want to capture Damascus and turn Syria into a religious state. Their motto is “God can defeat them.” They are close to al-Qaida or the “Islamic State” (IS) and are considered “terrorist groups.” In the framework of the “fight against terrorism,” Syria and its allies can continue to fight them despite agreements on ceasefires or “deescalation areas.”The other category of fighting groups in Idlib is described and supported by the Western NATO countries, Turkey and the Gulf states as “moderate rebels.” This spectrum includes various militias and remnants of the “Free Syrian Army.” The motto of their struggle is “Stop tyranny.” As regards content and in their behavior, they hardly differ from the first category of [“terrorist”] fighters.In May 2018, in order to better control them and separate them from the extremist combat units, Turkey urged the “moderate rebels” to form a “National Liberation Front.” So far, however, Ankara has not succeeded in gaining real control over that front. A few days ago, its leadership called for an ongoing war against Damascus and wants to defend the province of Idlib in any case.The “terrorist” combat groups are dominated by the successor organization to the Nusra Front, which is now called Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, Alliance for the Conquest of the Levant). According to its own statements, the HTS has 37,800 fighters and controls Idlib. In a bloody power struggle with former allies, the organization prevailed in 2017. New reactionary groups had emerged at that time (Jaiah Al-Badia with 2,800 fighters and Al-Malahim with about 1,700 fighters). Remaining IS units are located in the southeastern border area between the provinces of Idlib and Hama. Their number is unclear. They are rejected by the other militias.Whether “terrorist” or “moderate” — there is pronounced competition between all groups. Bloody power struggles among them have caused more victims in their own ranks since 2017 than in struggles with the Syrian army. Ammunition and food warehouses, bases, headquarters and convoys go up in flames. Two hundred and twenty leaders of various groups have been specifically murdered or died in shootings since the end of April.Each combat group has imposed new “administrative structures” on its sphere of influence. Schools, courts, public institutions — if available — follow the Sharia, sometimes in a more, sometimes in a less, dogmatic interpretation. Professional qualifications are usually lacking, but corruption is flourishing. This has been reinforced by international aid deliveries distributed by private but state-funded aid organizations.The U.S. organization USAID has now stopped financing three projects worth tens of millions of dollars in Idlib. It turned out that the names of HTS fighters were smuggled onto the lists of civilians [designated for aid]. Great Britain has announced that it will stop financing the “Free Syrian Police,” in which Germany also participated, and the “Local Councils.”Leukefeld has been covering events in Syria for at least the past decade for the German daily newspaper Junge Welt, which published this article on Aug. 30. This excerpt is translated by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mid West records biggest Live Register drop in the country

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Live Register in the Mid-West Region recorded the biggest annual percentage drop in the country last month.According to Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell, the news comes against the backdrop of a national live register level of ten per cent — the lowest level since 2009.“The Mid-West saw a bigger annual percentage drop in the live register last month than any other region in the country. While we have a long way to go, this is good news because it shows we are on the right track to reduce unemployment here,” said Deputy O’Donnell.“In human terms, there were 746 fewer people on the live register in this region in March than in February. We are leading the way in an overall annual national reduction in the live register,” he added.The Limerick TD pointed out that there are 4,294 fewer people on the Live Register in the Mid-West than was the case 12 months ago. He believes we are seeing the benefit of accelerating job creation in these figures.“In recent weeks alone, jobs announcements have been made in Limerick by ICON, Viagogo, Northern Trust and UHL.“At its peak in 2010, there were almost 41,847 people on the live register in the Mid-West. Since then, the figures have actually dropped by 13,264 to a current level of 28,583 people. This is a drop of over 30 per cent since the crisis,” the Limerick TD claimed.However, Deputy O’Donnell said there are still far too many families who have not felt the benefit of the recovery.“It is vital to continue taking steps and making decisions that will generate jobs and get us to a point of sustainable full employment.” NewsLocal NewsMid West records biggest Live Register drop in the countryBy Alan Jacques – April 16, 2015 704 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Print Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleDigital jobs on the way for LimerickNext articleRugby – Playoff places secured in #UBL Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSFine GaelKieran O’Donnell TDlimerickLive Register Twitterlast_img read more

Sleiman & Wildlight Announce Plans for Publix Anchored Shopping Center

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Sleiman & Wildlight Announce Plans for Publix Anchored Shopping Center Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePitt point guard Xavier Johnson enters transfer portalNext articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Day’ game Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  center_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness This is an overview of the property, Crossings at Wildlight. WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Donegal man charged in connection to Strokestown incident

first_imgHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal man charged in connection to Strokestown incident WhatsApp Previous article3-1 friendly win for Derry City over Cockhill CelticNext articleAnger after children’s playpark destroyed in Eglinton News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter A Donegal man has appeared in court in Co. Roscommon charged with violent disorder at a house near Strokestown before Christmas.54 year old PJ Sweeney, whose address is given as High Cairn, Ramelton, was charged in connection to an attack which occurred in the wake of an eviction served by order of the High Court on a house in Falsk, near Strokestown in Co. Roscommon.Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given at a special sitting of Roscommon District Court, to which the accused made no response.Mr Sweeney was refused bail and was remanded in custody, to appear at Harristown District Court in Castlerea, on Friday. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – January 13, 2019 Google+ Google+last_img read more

YESTERYEAR: Peerless Laundry by Pat Sides

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Peerless Laundry by Pat SidesThe photograph was taken shortly after Peerless Laundry’s expanding business relocated from Main Street to a new facility at Eighth and Oak streets in 1914. The tedious chore of cleaning in washtubs at home was giving way to the modern, large-scale technology provided by such professional laundries as Peerless. In 1919, a newspaper reported that more than a hundred “girls” were employed at the laundry; some of them are pictured here on the second floor, which contained the drying, ironing, and finishing rooms. The building, later occupied by the Swanson-Nunn Electric Company, was recently razed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Wholesale view

first_imgIf you’re not a coffee shop food eater, then you could be one of only 4% of the UK population who never buy food in coffee shops (source: Allegra Strategies). Coffee shops are big business, with a UK market value of £5bn so you should be pretty keen to get in on the action. But this market is dominated by big players, with branded chains growing by 12.9% in 2010. This poses a problem for the independent coffee/sandwich shop, as the big boys are pretty professional.If you want success, you need to be able to compete on quality as well as price. If you’ve been to a coffee shop recently, you’ll know that they are not that cheap, but if you want to command top prices, then you need to merchandise and this seems to be where most smaller businesses fall down.I’ve eaten some great food in some lovely little coffee shops, but the displays often leave a lot to be desired. If your display looks like a school summer fête, then expect to only be able to charge fête prices!Our recently launched pre-packed thaw-and-serve cookies, slices and muffins have been developed specifically to help customers achieve a great visual appearance and have the quality to back it up. We often use picnic hampers as a great way of displaying the products to give a premium feel, while retaining a bit of quirkiness.If you’re using traybakes or baking from scratch, glass cloches or clear kilner jars will help to create an upmarket feel, so you can command higher prices and healthier margins.Remember that there are two markets you need to hit in coffee shops: the eat-in trade and the take-out trade. Make sure you either offer the same product for both markets and provide take-away bags or have a freshly baked offer for eat-in and a fully baked pre-packed offer for take-out.Coffee shops remain a growing market, so know your market, pick your products carefully and present them in the best possible light.last_img read more

Store closures and jobs axed at Solihull bakery chain

first_imgA West Midlands-based high street bakery chain has gone into administration, with eight outlets closed and 42 jobs made redundant.Cooks the Bakery, which sells freshly made sandwiches, baguettes and rolls across the Midlands and south of England, has shut down bakeries in Birmingham, Worcester and Coventry. It has kept a further eight stores open until the business can find a suitable buyer, with the assistance of administrators from ReSolve Partners.Simon Harris, one of ReSolve’s partners, said: “It’s too early to say at the moment as to who has been interested in the potential buyout of the business. But as soon as we were appointed on 16 November, we decided to close the business’ loss-making stores and maximise those making a profit.”Despite the company taking over more than 120 leasehold stores around five years ago after negotiating a deal with rival firm Three Cooks, the business has failed to keep many of these outlets open as the number fell to 80 in 2008. Employee figures in 2006 were around 900, in comparison to a mere 62 now hired by the company.The bakery chain made a loss of nearly £594,000 in the year to 27 March 2010, after a small profit in 2009, according to the latest accounts filed at Companies House.Revenue from outlets in Northfield, West Heath, Bromsgrove, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster and Redditch, fell from £13.7m to £10.7m across the period.last_img read more