Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales Six Nations squad announced

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 29: Blues forward Josh Navidi looks on during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Cardiff Blues and Ospreys at Cardiff City Stadium on January 29, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Navidi The rest of the squad reads as if a team is already picked, with Boyonne’s Mike Phillips unlikely to be ousted by Tavis Knoyle or Lloyd Williams.Fly half Dan Biggar, unburdened now he is sure Rhys Patchell will not be trying to wrestle the jersey from his back, will start and James Hook will be his versatile deputy.Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies will bring the bash and crash in the centres, with Scott Williams covering and new boy Walker and recovering returnee Lee Byrne will likely have to make do with watching a talented trio of Alex Cuthbert, George North and Leigh Halfpenny galloping at the Irish.The squad: Forwards: Scott Andrews (Blues), Craig Mitchell (Exeter Chiefs), Adam Jones (Ospreys) Paul James (Bath), Gethin Jenkins (Toulon), Ryan Bevington (Ospreys), Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Matthew Rees (Scarlets), Ryan Jones (Ospreys) Lou Reed (Blues), Ian Evans (Ospreys), James King (Ospreys), Andrew Coombs (Dragons), Josh Turnbull (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Blues), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Blues), Toby Faletau (Dragons), Andries Pretorius (Blues)Backs: Tavis Knoyle (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Lloyd Williams (Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), James Hook (Perpignan), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Scott Williams (Scarlets) Alex Cuthbert (Blues), George North (Scarlets), Eli Walker (Ospreys), Leigh Halfpenny (Blues), Liam Williams (Scarlets), Lee Byrne (Clermont). Pushing forward: Ospreys winger Eli Walker has been rewarded for his good form with a call-up to the Wales squadBy Alan DymockTHE MOMENT has come. They may have had a horrible autumn and they may have an injury list heavier than a Scott Quinnell sandwich, but Rob Howley and his wounded Wales have now named their Six Nations squad. More than avenging defeats and lost pride, the task facing Wales is much bigger as they embark upon a campaign to back up last season’s championship triumph.Grafter: Andrew Coombs earns a spotThe headline comes as five uncapped players come in almost exclusively to cover the holes. Need has forced the selectors’ hands.Fizzing winger Eli Walker is rewarded for his good form and wins some time training in the intense environment of an international camp, and he may line up for a first cap against the likes of Italy, and perhaps even Scotland. However, it is in a threadbare pack that wholesale change has been required.Talented young lock James King of Ospreys is recognised for his recent good form and Andrew Coombs, a solid grafter from the Newport Gwent Dragons are pulled in as second rows, hoping to fill spots vacated by Luke Charteris, Bradley Davies and Alun Wyn Jones. Alongside Lou Reed and Ian Evans there is not so much a formidable test second row as one hoping to convey as much.Ryan Jones is dealing with a dislocated thumb, twisted during the rip-roaring draw between Ospreys and Leicester Tigers, but he may have to take a turn in the boiler house at some point during the competition and the other specialist back rowers could be pushed to it should the ‘crisis’ intensify. Not that Aaron Shingler would thrive should he be asked to step in. The blindside is a serious contender to start against Ireland on the second of February while the wonderfully gifted Justin Tipuric is also putting serious pressure on captain Sam Warburton.Lee Byrne is back in the squadUncapped Cardiff Blues pair Josh Navidi and South Africa-born Andries Pretorius also offer Howley and his coaching team of Shaun Edwards, Robin McBryde, Neil Jenkins and Mark Jones something to think about. However, they are likely to be cover for this tournament, at least.last_img read more

Hotshots: Edinburgh No 8 Magnus Bradbury

first_imgWhen did you first play representative rugby?I played for Scotland U17 a year early, then U18s and this is my second year with Scotland U20. Going to the U20 World Championship in New Zealand was the best experience of my life.What are your aims now? Your first club was Oban?Yes. My younger brother Fergus (now at Glasgow Warriors) and I went along when I was seven. Mum got involved too and played for their women’s team.Have you played lots of different positions?In U15s and U16s I was a centre, then I moved to the second row and then No 8, where I’ve stayed.When did you join Edinburgh?Straight from school at the start of last season. I play for Boroughmuir, too, and it’s fantastic there. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the run: Bradbury charges at some Kiwis during JWC At the beginning of this season I had my eye on a start for Edinburgh, which I got against Leinster. Now I want to be involved as much as I can.RW verdict: An Elite Development Player at Edinburgh, this 19-year-old has a bright future in the back row.last_img read more

Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson

first_img Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/369874/housing-units-in-nantes-winning-proposal-hamonic-masson Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/369874/housing-units-in-nantes-winning-proposal-hamonic-masson Clipboard Projects France Save this picture!Courtesy of Hamonic + MassonWritten by Alison Furuto Share Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + MassonSave this projectSaveHousing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson ArchDaily CopyDesigned by Hamonic + Masson, their winning proposal for the housing units in Nantes opens a dialogues with the surrounding space by introducing a new way of living together, mainly based on the generosity of the exterior private and community spaces. The architecture of the building and public spaces will be composed of a play in the accumulation and stacking of floors. The ensemble of curves highlights the building’s radiance and dialogue with the near and far environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hamonic + MassonRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornHeight in contemporary architecture is often a byword these days for modernity and aesthetics. It has to be addressed as a planning tool; it can create density in certain areas to keep open space in others. We are proposing a project that is clearly part of a forward-­‐looking approach to urban housing, i.e. a high-­‐rise building will make it possible to engage in a new housing relationship with the outside world. Save this picture!plans 01High-­‐rise buildings make it possible for their inhabitants to be out of the way while still living in the city, to see space. Living there is like travelling. The benefits of living high up in a tower block are having an uninterrupted view without the need of curtains on the windows. A panoramic view lets people see the horizon, the moving sun and the changing seasons. Living in the air gives a sense of privilege. But to achieve that, buildings have to be user-friendly, enjoy reliable lives and be perfectly integrated into their surroundings. Save this picture!plans 02One luxury in a city is having one’s own outside space as symbolized by a house, grounded on terra firma. We have introduced scaling in the way of living in the air with the lower floors defining the various outside spaces and the inclusion of a planted tray as part of the balustrade enabling a different appropriation of the terraces. The higher up you go, above any obstructed views, the more the terraces become big, panoramic screens with winter gardens protected from the wind and weather. Save this picture!plan and facade detailsThe businesses and offices located on the entire ground floor work in partnership with the “pedestrian volume”. A place that is transparent and deep with rich and varied perspectives, this “pedestrian volume” enhances the town by offering a dynamic and lively character to the entire project area. Lot C1, a genuine “urban signal”, stands on a strategic location. The building’s volumes accompany the varying scales with a play of sensual curves. The inclusion of its intermediary platforms makes it possible to sequence the volumes. Save this picture!sectionAs a forward-­‐looking project, what we are proposing is a simple, chiseled script that will wed a contemporary register.Our building reflects a highly sober image by its character and “clothing”. Encased in a subtle mantle of light-­‐tinted metallic cladding, its surfaces draw the light. Due to the building’s vestment, surfaces dialogue with the surrounding buildings through a constant play of reflection, luminosity and tones. Save this picture!section detailWe are proposing a “landscape” building with an inhabited “biotope”. By working on the skyline we can introduce variations in the building’s outline as it stands out against the sky and appropriate various and different types of roofing. Neighboring inhabitants are thus given a scaled variety of views and the building’s users a variety of spaces. So the project plays on the idea of movement, backgrounds and multiplicity. The building shines night and day, giving the city a new place and a new dynamic benchmark. Architects: Hamonic + MassonLocation: Nantes, FranceClient: Kaufman&BroadProgram: 135 Housing unitsSite Area: 11,000 sqm SDP (housing, retail, offices)Status: Competition winnerYear: 2013Project gallerySee allShow lessLibeskind Selected to Design Ohio Statehouse Holocaust MemorialArticlesA Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 1)Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHamonic + Masson & AssociésOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingNantesHousingResidentialFrancePublished on May 08, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson” 08 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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European Union, United Kingdom Trade Deal Becomes Official

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News European Union, United Kingdom Trade Deal Becomes Official European Union, United Kingdom Trade Deal Becomes Official By NAFB News Service – Dec 31, 2020 Facebook Twitter Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday. Reuters says he added his signature to that of European Union leaders after the document was flown from Brussels to London.The trade deal was first announced on December 24, and it sets out the terms of Britain’s new relationship with the EU following its exit from the bloc earlier this year. The new deal will officially take effect on January 1, replacing a transitional arrangement in which EU trade rules applied to Britain.Johnson’s signature came hours after British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the legislation implementing the deal. Lawmakers voted 521 to 73 to progress the bill to its final stages.The accord preserves Britain’s zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the European Union’s 450 million consumers, preventing a more chaotic split that had been feared by British businesses. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleFood Prices Rise During COVID-19Next articleFarm Bureau Prioritizes Trade, Farm Bill in 117th Congress NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Perfect Corp. lance un service d’essai virtuel de lunettes 3D en réalité augmentée rapide…

first_img Facebook Previous articleEuropean Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts on SES’s Prime TV NeighbourhoodsNext articleAkdeniz Chemson hat ein neues Zinkborat-Unternehmen in Betrieb genommen Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 22, 2021– Perfect Corp., le fournisseur leader de beauty tech derrière l’appli mobile primée YouCam Makeup, a annoncé une nouvelle addition à sa collection de services d’essais virtuels en réalité augmentée: les lunettes 3D en RA. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005222/fr/ Perfect Corp. lance un service d’essai virtuel de lunettes 3D en réalité augmentée rapide et simple à mettre en place. (Photo: Business Wire) Le nouveau service est très simple à installer et permet au consommateur d’essayer virtuellement des lunettes 3D en RA d’une manière aussi réelle que possible, transformant les catalogues produits en ligne en de véritables salons d’essayage de lunettes. Contrairement à la méthode traditionnelle qui implique un scan 3D qui prend du temps et des étapes de modelage, le nouveau service en RA de Perfect Corp. crée automatiquement des lunettes virtuelles en 3D grâce à trois images du produit qui fournissent un aperçu en live. Ainsi, la procédure de création d’une collection entière de lunettes 3D d’une marque se fait de manière bien plus rapide. Que ce soit pour des lunettes de vue ou des lunettes de soleil de designer, le service de lunettes 3D en RA permet de visualiser facilement et avec précision la gamme entière d’une marque. La technologie permet aussi aux marques d’ajouter des reflets différents aux verres pour améliorer l’esthétisme visuel. Alice Chang, fondatrice et CEO de Perfect Corp. explique : “Nous sommes ravis d’étendre nos services de technologie beauté en IA et RA à l’industrie de la lunette. Cette nouvelle solution innovante offrira aux marques un outil de création de lunettes simple mais performant, et bien sûr il donne la possibilité d’une expérience d’essai virtuel en 3D réaliste et sophistiquée pour tous les acheteurs de lunettes. ” Ce nouveau procédé fournit des modèles de lunettes précis et détaillés en 3D, permettant aux marques d’intégrer de manière efficace l’expérience d’essai virtuel en temps réel sur tous les supports digitaux. Utilisable sur ordinateur ou sur mobile, ce nouveau service aidera les marques de lunettes à toucher davantage de clients. Faites l’expérience de la lunette 3D en RA, et demandez-nous une démo pour plus de détails sur ce nouveau service. À propos de Perfect Corp. Avec plus de 900 millions de téléchargements au total, Perfect Corp. s’évertue à transformer la manière dont les consommateurs, les créateurs de contenus et les marques interagissent ensemble grâce à l’utilisation de technologies poussées d’IA et de RA. Notre équipe d’ingénieurs expérimentés et de beauty lovers repoussent les limites de la technologie afin de créer la plateforme beauté du futur : un environnement fluide où chacun peut s’exprimer librement, découvrir les dernières tendances mode et beauté et bénéficier d’un accès instantané à ses produits de beauté préférés. Pour en savoir plus sur la Beauty Tech et pour découvrir des méthodes permettant d’améliorer son retour sur investissement, lisez notre Guide Complet de la Beauty Tech. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005222/fr/ CONTACT: Contacts presse Site internet officiel de Perfect Corp. : https://www.perfectcorp.com Perfect Corp. sur LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perfect-corp/ Siège:Tony Tsai [email protected] par téléphone au : +886-2-8667-1265, ext. 2167 USA:Lindsay London viacontact—[email protected] par téléphone au : +1 (212) 929-7979 Japon:Ryusho Hosaka viacontact—pr—[email protected] par téléphone au : +81-3-5875-6651 Chine:Celine Lo viaceline—[email protected] par téléphone au : + 86 1582 112 8182 Europe:Jessica Thiant viacontact—pr—[email protected] KEYWORD: FRANCE EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LUXURY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT STORES SUPERMARKET SPECIALTY MOBILE/WIRELESS FASHION COSMETICS RETAIL PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS MARKETING ADVERTISING COMMUNICATIONS CONVENIENCE STORE AUDIO/VIDEO CATALOG SOCIAL MEDIA BRIDAL SOFTWARE ONLINE RETAIL SOURCE: Perfect Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 03:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 03:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005222/fr Perfect Corp. lance un service d’essai virtuel de lunettes 3D en réalité augmentée rapide et simple à mettre en place. TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Surface-ocean CO2 variability and vulnerability

first_imgImproved sampling technologies, international observing networks, and data synthesis efforts are providing an unprecedented view of the global patterns and decadal variability of surface-ocean partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO(2)) and air-sea CO2 flux. A new observational synthesis for surface-ocean pCO(2) leads to a global ocean net CO2 sink of -1.8 Pg C yr(-1) (+/-0.7); continental margins and estuaries together act as a small net source (similar to 0.15 Pg C yr(-1)). New results on decadal trends indicate recent decreases in efficiency of the ocean to absorb CO2 in the Southern Ocean, North Atlantic, and Equatorial Pacific. Although we do not yet have an estimate of the trend in the global oceanic sink Of CO2, the existing observations may help explain temporal variations in the fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions that remain in the atmosphere (airborne fraction). Major vulnerabilities in the future behavior of the ocean-carbon-climate system include the effects of ocean warming, enhanced vertical stratification, strengthening and poleward contraction of westerly winds in the Southern Ocean, and shifts in the biological pump and ecosystem functioning. To address issues of both ocean-carbon variability and vulnerability, a sustained surface-ocean-carbon-observing system needs to be established with improved global spatial coverage and internationally coordinated data synthesis activities. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Move over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a difference

first_imgThere is an argument that the UK has too many property programmes, if the daytime TV schedules are anything go by.But Channel 4, which arguably invented the genre with Location, Location, Location and Property Ladder, disagrees.It has launched The Great House Giveaway, to be presented by Simon O’Brien, perhaps best known during the 1980s as a Brookside actor but now a stalwart of shows like Flog It. He is also a property developer in his own right.The show will offer a few lucky couples the opportunity to buy a property at auction using real loans provided by specialist finance firm Together, which is offering a facility of up to £3.25 million for the show competitors and will be a sponsor of the series.“As one of the leading players in auction finance, and our long-standing record in supporting the market, it was the obvious fit for our brand,” says its MD Chris Baguley (left).During each episode teams of two people who have never met and not owned properties before will be set a budget and given six months to turn their projects, keeping any money they make during the process.“The Great House Giveaway will be the only national TV property format in which you don’t have to own a house or have the money to buy a house in order to get on the programme. It’s a chance to get on the housing ladder,” says Sioned Wyn of production company Chwarel.“Renovation is not for the faint hearted. And doing it with a complete stranger makes it even harder.”The Great House Giveaway will begin on Channel 4 Daytime later this year.Read more about the property industry on TV.Together money Simon O’Brien Sioned Wyn Chris Baguley property developer Channel 4 tv show September 24, 2020Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Move over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a difference previous nextMove over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a differenceFormer Brookside actor Simon O’Brien is to present the programme, which lends money to wannabe first time house developers.Nigel Lewis24th September 202003,143 Viewslast_img read more

USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony

first_img View post tag: Naval USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony Training & Education View post tag: Ceremony Share this article View post tag: 50th View post tag: hosts View post tag: Group Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony Naval Special Warfare Group Two hosted a 50th anniversary ceremony Jan. 27, at the Navy SEAL Heritage Center aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, to honor and celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Navy SEAL community.The ceremony commemorated 50 years of service by generations of SEALs, since President John F. Kennedy established the program Jan. 1, 1962. Special warfare personnel, past and present, support technicians and distinguished guests gathered to listen to a host of speakers discuss the various phases of development in Naval Special Warfare.Rudy Boesch, a guest speaker and retired master chief Navy SEAL with 44 years of service, spoke about the establishment of the SEAL program in 1962.“I was an Underwater Demolition Team member operating off the coast of Casa Blanca when I got orders to report to SEAL TEAM 2 in December 1961; and it was 50 years ago today that we held our first team muster,” said Boesch.Although Navy SEALs trace their roots back to 1962, the Naval Special Warfare community’s origins date back to 1942, with the establishment of Navy Scouts and Raiders, and later with the onset of the UDT frogmen.“We can trace our roots from Vietnam to Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and some other places unknown to the rest of the world. However, we can go back even further to the Scouts and Raiders of WWII,” said Captain Tim Szymanski, commander, Naval Special Warfare Group 2. “These frogmen established the foundation of our success as SEALs.”During the ceremony, five active duty Navy SEALs recited the SEAL Creed, and plank owners from SEAL Team 2 were recognized. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence to honor the fallen SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft crewmen, and Naval Special Warfare support Sailors who were killed in action and training during the past 50 years.In his closing remarks, Szymanski referred to a SEAL painting that hangs prominently over the SEAL Heritage Center atrium.“Look at the images of those SEALs and the gear they are wearing,” he said. “Strip down the gear, take away the capabilities, and you are left with the original frog man, which is the essence of our success, the essence of our evolution, the essence of our future relevancy and it’s the essence of you. This is a celebration for the entire Naval Special Warfare community, past and present, and here’s to 50 more years.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 30, 2012; Image: navycenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Warfare View post tag: special January 30, 2012 View post tag: two View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Anniversarylast_img read more

French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue

first_img View post tag: German Back to overview,Home naval-today French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue October 9, 2015 The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7.The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three rubber boats in distress while the French frigate FS COURBET carried out the rescue in support of another dinghy.As a final result 372 migrants went onboard the Holstein (243 rescued directly and 129 transferred from ITS AVIERE) and 80 onboard the FS COURBET. The migrants were then transferred to the port of Taranto as requested by the Italian Authorities.The EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean called EUNAVFOR MED/Operation Sophia, was launched on the 22 of June, 2015, with the main focus on contributing to disrupt the business model of the smugglers and therefore prevent more loss of lives. The mission has just entered its second phase.Image: EEAS French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue Authorities View post tag: Frigates View post tag: Operation Sophia View post tag: Migrants View post tag: French Share this articlelast_img read more