Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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He’s experienced three World Cups already but the try-hungry Canadian is back for more in Japan Rewind four years and who can forget that thrilling try by Canada against Italy at Elland Road? Not DTH van der Merwe, that’s for sure, who rates it as his favourite Rugby World Cup moment.Canada had spoken in the week about the narrowness of Italy’s defence and, 14 minutes in, van der Merwe called it: Tyler Ardron caught a restart in his 22, fed his wing on the left flank, and van der Merwe went on a searing run to the distant try-line, exchanging passes with Ciaran Hearn along the way.Van der Merwe scored in every pool game that year, four of the 37 tries in 56 Tests that bear testimony to his greatness in Canucks red. Canada’s record try-scorer, he’s set to break the country’s RWC appearance record in Japan, overtaking the mark of 14 held by Jamie Cudmore and Rod Snow (he will match this record against New Zealand).Gruff Rees, the Canada backs coach on secondment from Cardiff Blues, has got to appreciate the player’s attributes from close up over the past year.“I’d always admired DTH as a player, coached against him many times and saw how he could influence games with his physical ability and game understanding,” he says. “But having worked with him he’s even better than I’d thought. Which is a big statement.Evasive: Against Hong Kong during World Cup qualifying (Getty Images)“He knows where and how to impact a game, and he’s a real student of it as well; he asks good questions, challenges in the right way, and understands the back-line principles we work to. He’s a guiding light in terms of where and why we do things.”Van der Merwe was 21 when he made his RWC debut, against Wales in Nantes, and recalls acting as a speed bump for Lote Tuqiri in that same 2007 event. He played full-back that day in Bordeaux, at centre throughout RWC 2011, and should be in his usual No 11 shirt when he steps out for a fourth World Cup in September.I catch him one Sunday ahead of the Pacific Nations Cup. How does the 2007 you compare to the 33-year-old of today?“I’ve definitely evolved. I’ve gained 15 kilos!” he says. “In my first World Cup I was a naïve firecracker and experienced guys like Morgan Williams and Mike James kept a cap on it. Celebrating in style: Scoring against Italy in 2015 (Getty images) “I was always confident about running the ball and didn’t really think about my kicking game; now, I can switch to a territory game and maybe more ball play.“In 2007 I was stuck on the wing quite a bit trying to make my tackles and catch the ball if it came my way. I’m more of a leader now and have more input in the daily grind of training and going into matches. But I’m still just a guy who enjoys his rugby.”Fiery rivalry: After scoring against the USA (Getty Images)He’s not one to toe the line if he sees injustice. In 2015 Canada led Romania 15-0 but tired against their fresher opponents and lost. Van der Merwe complained about the scheduling then and he’s complaining now as Canada prepare to face Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Namibia in quick succession.“We’ve got four games in 17 days, the second-worst schedule in the whole World Cup. It’s unfair. Tier Two nations should get a better schedule than Tier One. There’s a massive difference in player depth and I hope one day the World Cup will take that into account.”The flip side is Major League Rugby, now providing a precious pro platform in North America. “There’s a change showing in our rugby. With Toronto Arrows, we’ve got 30 or 35 players with Canadian badges on playing at a higher level; the Seawolves have about eight players, we’ve guys at NOLA Gold. We’ve guys all over the MLR, it’s huge for us.”Having reached Japan via the back door of the repêchage, are Canada heading for a fall? “No, the feeling in the squad is really positive. We’ve got a lot of youngsters who bring that bit of edge and confidence, but also older guys with World Cup experience who calm those nerves down when it comes to game time. We’re in a good place.”This first appeared in the October 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Remember to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Loughborough Lightning only started playing six years ago but is already part of the England set-up All systems go: Amelia Harper during England training (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I started on the wing, then centre, so I’ve worked my way in. I’m now in the back row and think it’s the best position – you’re a forward but you don’t have to put your head in tight places!I want to keep improving – my work over the ball, my rucking, my jackling.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? My parents. I wouldn’t have been able to do half the stuff I’ve done without them. They drove me everywhere and have helped me financially. They’re really supportive and encourage me. I want to give back to them as much as possible.Who were your childhood heroes? My first one was Jessica Ennis – I remember watching her at the Olympics.Maggie Alphonsi was my second one. I watched the 2014 World Cup and she was a cool player.RW VERDICT: A regular off the England bench in the Six Nations, this teen has been described by Simon Middleton as “fast across the ground and fearless in contact. She’s an out-and-out seven”. Expect to see her get a start later this year. Red Roses flanker Amelia Harper Date of birth 17 July 2000 Born Pembury, Kent Position Flanker Club Loughborough Country EnglandWhen did you first get involved in rugby? I was 14 – it was quite late. My friend played for the girls’ side at Edenbridge and said, “You should come along. I think you’ll like it.” I liked it straightaway – running around with my friends and being allowed to be aggressive.Talk through your progress… I played there for a while but then we didn’t have enough numbers, so I moved to Aylesford and played there. I did county U18s and made the decision at 16 to go to college in Loughborough to join the AASE programme. I was interested in sport and I just wanted to improve.Lightning was just across the road so I joined them at 17 and I’m now at uni there doing sports science.How hard was it to move away from home at 16? It was a challenge at times but very rewarding. I like a challenge. It was the opportunity to get physically and mentally better with training. I missed home and was far away from my parents, but it made me a better person.What positions have you played? This article originally appeared in the May 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Please enter your name here Walking can improve your balance, lift your mood and prevent serious illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure. But as you grow older, you can form bad walking habits such as slouching, dragging your feet and twisting your body, all of which can lead to back pain, discomfort and injury.They say habits are hard to break, but fixing your walking technique can be a breeze with a few easy steps.Here are three ways you can improve your walking technique:1. Remember “heel to toe”It may seem simple, but a majority of people forget to practice this proper stepping method. Step onto your heel, roll onto the ball of your foot and lift your heel off the ground with your big toe. This will prevent injury to your foot and ankle, and help you keep your balance and stability.2. Be aware of your postureMake sure your head is up and looking forwardKeep your back straight by slightly tightening your stomach musclesYour neck, shoulders and back should be relaxedSwing your arms naturally with a slight bendYour hips should shift slightly when you walk, but never fully rotate to the side3. Find your personal strideEvery person has their own unique stride. You can strain your muscles if you attempt a longer or shorter stride than natural. If you’re looking to increase your speed, try taking more steps per minute to prevent injury.Your spine is affected by everything you do, even walking! After some practice, these adjustments will become a natural habit. It’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your spine so it can support you for years to come. So keep your head up, your back straight and march “heel to toe” forward on your journey to a healthy lifestyle!If your back pain makes walking difficult even with these adjustments, contact the Spine Health Institute at (866) 986-7497. Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSThe VOICE of Health Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articlePickup of Apopka storm debris delayed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital ApopkaPicture this: you’re walking around your neighborhood on a beautiful Saturday morning. You smell the air, look at the scenery and wave to people on your street. But how is your walking posture? Are you slouching and dangling your arms by your side? Are you lifting your feet? If you’re like most people, the way you walk doesn’t even pop into your mind – but it should. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/75493/housing-for-musicians-24h-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. For the Co-housing project that was developed by WIMBY (welcome in my backyard) as part of the International Building Exhibition Hoogvliet, a new urban concept was developed. The concept gives not only expression to the thought that a musician is an individual with a communal passion, but also expresses a form for new collective space within the contemporary city. Save this picture!Courtesy of 24h architectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEspecially for musicians, 38 houses were recently completed that all have their own music room. Most of the music rooms are placed in a collective mountain. The individual music rooms all have their own light pyramid that protrudes through the grass mountain. The houses are arranged in various ‘stamps’ which are repeated multiple times. On the edge of the ‘stamps’, individual zinc covered music rooms are added like parasites to a tree. These parasites accentuate the main urban routes through the site. Save this picture!Courtesy of 24h architectureThis project is build with an extreme low energy consumption avarage (EPC 0,46), do to the urban heating system that reclycles energy from the nayboring Rotterdam harbour. The wood facades are made of hydro thermal treated wood from local earupean forests.Project gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Daeyang Gallery and House / Steven Holl ArchitectsArticlesRaskorjaka / Vladimir ZotovArticles Share CopyMusic Venue, Houses•Hoogvliet Rotterdam, The Netherlands Housing for Musicians / 24H > architectureSave this projectSaveHousing for Musicians / 24H > architecture Save this picture!Courtesy of 24h architecture+ 32 Share Music Venue Area: 4000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing for Musicians / 24H > architecture Architects: 24H > architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this office24H > architectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureTheaters & PerformanceMusic VenueResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousingHoogvliet RotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on September 03, 2010Cite: “Housing for Musicians / 24H > architecture” 03 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
NewsBreaking newsCommunityLocal NewsNo plans for Limerick council staff to be trained in self-defenceBy Staff Reporter – September 11, 2013 734 Linkedin TAGSCorkcouncilMusic Limerickself defence RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous article‘Big Bang’ Casey set for October boutNext articleAllen chooses to leave Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK city council has no plans to train its staff in self-defence because they have not been subjected to threats or intimidation from the public.Council spokesman John Brosnan confirmed with the Limerick Post that the measures taken by Cork City Council to have their frontline staff trained to deal with aggressive situations would not be replicated in Limerick.“We have no plans to train staff in self-defence as the need has not arisen. However we are always adapting to the training needs that the council requires.”The move in Cork, the first by an Irish local authority, came after a spate of staff complaints about threats and intimidation.The majority of these threats were encountered by workers dealing directly with the public in areas such as traffic management, sanitation and street cleaning, as well as park supervision.“Staffing needs may change, and we are here to train in line with those changes, but as of yet we have not had a request for any training of this type.”However, city manager Kieran Lehane said that security measures are in place for “lone council staff working away from City Hall and we are always conscious as to the health and safety of our staff”.Both Mr Lehane and Mr Brosnan said they were unaware of need for self-defence training as any incidents of threats or intimidation similar to those experienced by Cork City Council staff had not been recorded in Limerick.“Thankfully and as far as I am aware, we haven’t experienced any of that to date”, added Mr Lehane WhatsApp New Music: 40Hurtz Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Advertisement
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