Equity Assurance Ltd., New MD/CEO, N’KattaEquity Assurance Limited, one of the leading insurance companies operating in the country, has appointed a new managing director (MD) or chief executive officer (CEO), to steer the affairs of the company into a more brighter and vibrant future.The new CEO is Mathieu N’Katta, an Ivorian with many years of experience in the insurance industry across the African continent.Mr. N’Katta, whose appointment was announced over the weekend at the peak of his career, worked as regional expert insurance risk manager, African Subsidiaries in 11 countries as head of the management control and financial management division at Equity Assurance subsidiaries in West Africa.He later worked at the Millennium Assurances Internationals IARD (SUNU Group-Non-Life Insurance Company, Abidjan) as Chief of Underwriting Department.The appointment of Mr. N’Katta, according to Equity Assurance Ltd Board Chairman, Steve Kolubah, is part of the ongoing rebranding exercises of the entity.“This appointment brings to an end the tenure of the entity’s interim leadership,” Mr. Kolubah said at a recent press conference. He expressed gratitude because the appointment of Mr. N’Katta has brought an end to the transition period.“I want to let you know that we are not only strong as a company, I am also happy to announce to you that Equity Assurance has a new MD,” Kolubah said.He said that by July, and with the approval from the Central Bank of Liberia, going through the necessary documentation and paper’s filing, the company will be known as SUNU Assurances Liberia Limited.N’Katta holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Managerial Business Administration Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource from the Society for Creative Innovations, USA.He also has a Master Degree in Actuarial Science and Risk Management from the INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE FELIX HOUPHOUET BOIGNY in Abidjan. He also served as an underwriter at the Nouvelle d’Assurances Côte d’Ivoire in its technical and commercial department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz The Warm Up – Sunday, September 7
Listen to the best bits of today’s show as Max and Barry look ahead to the international action and have a chat with for Chelsea and Leeds defender Michael Duberry, and musician Example.
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Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Man with 110 previous convictions jailed again for petrol station drive-off
A man with 110 previous convictions has been jailed for three months after driving off from a petrol station without paying for €82 of fuel.Gardai spotted Thomas McDonagh after he spun the wheels of his red Hyundai Tucson and he left the Applegreen Filling Station and drove across four lanes of roadway in Letterkenny on May 4th, 2018. McDonagh’s solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client was a 39-year-old father of three who had battled drug and drink addictions for many years.The court also heard that McDonagh, with an address at Castlerea Prison, had pleaded guilty to public order charges at Letterkenny University Hospital and at Lower Main street in Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly imposed fines totalling €300 and also jailed McDonagh for three months on the theft charge.Another charge against McDonagh was put back until June 17th to allow the Director of Public Prosecutions to review the charge.Man with 110 previous convictions jailed again for petrol station drive-off was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drive-offjailedpetrol stationThomas McDonagh
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY SAYS GOODBYE TO FINBARR GLACKIN
Glenswilly GAA notesGlenswilly lays Finbarr to restThe huge attendance at the funeral of club stalwart Finbarr Glackin on Sunday last spoke volumes of the highest regard in which he was held by club and the community.A founding member and the club president, Finbarr epitomised all that is good about the GAA and the local community.From the first green shoots of Glenswilly GAA Club, Finbarr had been one of the club’s making driving force and held numerous positions throughout his life.The club, from juvenile members, up to the senior team and club executive, formed a guard of honour as his remains were brought for funeral mass.GAA club representatives from across Donegal including the Donegal County Executive turned up to pay their last respects to Finbarr.The huge numbers at his wake at his home in Barack was also testament to the high regard in which he was held by neighbours and friends.Club chairman Peter McConnell expressed his sympathy on behalf of the club to Finbarr’s wife and eight sons and extended family circle.Just hours after his funeral mass, the senior team put in a convincing display to reach the quarter finals of the senior club championship.No doubt Finbarr was looking down on a rain-soaked Foxhall with a proud smile.May he rest in peace. U13s enjoy great friendlyThe Under 13s had a great first outing of the season when they traveled the short distance to take on Letterkenny Gaels. It was the first game of the season for both tams and a great warm-up game for the season ahead was enjoyed by both sides. Thanks to Gaels manager James Freyne for hosting the game and the best of luck to the Gaels for their season ahead. Training of the U13 boys continues on Friday nights and txts will go out to players abut times, etc.Under 10s trip to MalinThe Under 10s took two teams to Malin Town on Saturday last for a terrific underage blitz involving several clubs. Both teams, under coaches Gerard McGrenra, Paddy McAteer, Lee Gildea and Labhaoise Maguire, turned in some super displays of football. The club would like to thank the Malin club for their terrific organisation and hospitality on the day. Many parents also traveled the long distance to support the young players and this was very much appreciated by the club. SeniorsDespite the atrocious conditions, the seniors enjoyed a solid championship win over Malin on Sunday evening last. A great team display by the lads saw them through to the quarter final of the competition. Keep it up lads.Executive meetingThe monthly meeting of the club executive will take place on Monday evening next at 9pm. All are encouraged to attend to discuss a number of issues.Bingo The bingo continues to b a solid source of revenue for the club and continues each Wednesday night in the club. Anybody who can give a hand on the night is asked to contact Paul Lapsley.NotesIf anybody has anything for the club notes, can they please forward them to email@example.com before Monday night.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY SAYS GOODBYE TO FINBARR GLACKIN was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA notes
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Arsenal and Man City linked with Real Betis star who scored against Barcelona
no dice 1 shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED huge blow tense whoops Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester City are among the clubs taking a closer look at Real Betis starlet Junior Firpo.The exciting left-back has caught the eye regularly so far this season, not least during the club’s 4-3 win over Barcelona at the weekend, during which he scored. Latest Premier League Stories Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Betis managed to tie Firpo down to a new long-term deal in the summer and, crucially, those terms included a minimum fee release clause set £43.5million, according to AS.But that high figure has not put off either City or Arsenal, who are both said to be keeping close tabs on the defender’s progress in Spain.Torino are also interested in landing Firpo but it appears as though they are behind the two English clubs in the race to land him. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL Real Betis starlet Junior Firpo celebrates scoring against Barcelona. And, should it come down to a battle between Arsenal and City, the Premier League champions might just have the advantage given the player’s agent is Pep Guardiola’s brother, Pere.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz THE TINNEYS CARRY HOME THE SUPER MOON – PICTURE SPECTACULAR!
Daragh’s amazing pictureA super moon deserves a super picture.And we doubt if you’ll find many better than Daragh McDonough’s wonderful offering.Daragh took the picture at the Dry Arch Roundabout outside Letterkenny on Sunday evening last. We’re not sure how long he waited to capture the image or if he done his homework on the moon’s position beforehand.But it’s a wonderful image which doesn’t come along too often – perhaps just once in a super moon!Many thanks for sharing it with us Daragh.THE TINNEYS CARRY HOME THE SUPER MOON – PICTURE SPECTACULAR! was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Daragh McDonoughdonegalDry Arch RoundaboutletterkennypictureSuper moon
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz LOCALS TO MEET WITH GARDAI OVER FEARS OF CONFLICT WITH IRISH WATER
Representatives of the Buncrana Against Water Charges group are seeking a meeting with Gardai amidst fears of a conflict between locals and Irish water workers.Irish Water contractors at another Donegal housing estate.The group have already approached local Gardai to set up a meeting as soon as possible.It follows speculation group that Irish Water meter installers will be coming to the area in the next fortnight. Spokesman for BAWC, James Quigley, said the forced installation of these meters and the resident’s oppostion to them has the potential to create a major conflict.“Residents in the town will be incensed by the installation of these devices against their wishes and imposition of what we see as another unjust charge for what is an essential for life.“The Buncrana Against Water Charges representatives will meet the Garda Superintendent to discuss ways for diffusing the situation . We will ask him to facilitate a compromise.“We will propose that we will not stop the installation of meters in properties whose owners want them. “However, the company must respect the wishes of owners who do not want a meter. We would rather negotiate rather than go down the confrontational route just like the precedent set by the Moneymore residents in Drogheda on 26th Jan last.”LOCALS TO MEET WITH GARDAI OVER FEARS OF CONFLICT WITH IRISH WATER was last modified: February 8th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranadonegalGardaiIrish Waterwater meters
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Croc Teeth Bite Fatal Wound into Dino Phylogeny
This line sounds serious: “We have pretty much erased the record of Triassic ornithischian dinosaurs from North America, Europe and worldwide, except for South America.” This is what William Parker said about his find of a complete Revueltosaurus fossil in Arizona that upsets the leading story of the rise of the ornithischian dinosaurs (one of two major dinosaur groups). The fossil, earlier known only from teeth, was presumed to be a dinosaur, but now has been found to be mostly crocodilian. What damage this does to assumptions about dinosaur evolution is explained by EurekAlert and LiveScience.com.It is wondrous how Darwinians get their ability to build epic tales, animated features and all, on such flimsy data as a few teeth. If they can’t even get the class of an animal right from the teeth, how can they tell us all about the age, and which ancestor begat which? When the wrong story was assumed, for so long, and passed the peer review of children’s picture books, how much confidence does this give a reasonable observer that other figments of the story have validity? Dinosaur evolution theories will survive this catastrophic impact, as Darwinian tales always do; in fact, the vacancy left behind may open up more niches for rapid diversification of new plot lines. This is known as adaptive radiation. Any Darwinian with this positive spin rolling around in his head has evolutionary theory in a nut shell. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz South Africa scores at 2010 SEED Awards
4 January 2010 The device is made from plastic, is fully portable and doesn’t require any running water or electricity to work. Harrison says that the product can make a major difference to the lives of women who have large families and spend many hours washing clothes by hand. The SEED Initiative, a UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) project, has rewarded six South African businesses and development projects, that have proved they’re paying more than just lip service to sustainable development and social and economic upliftment, in its 2010 awards programme. The fertiliser soaks up the water and forms a gel, ensuring that the seeds remain moist and germination is more successful, while the paper casing prevents birds from eating the seeds out of the soil. Six South African entrepreneurs and development organisations have received international recognition for their contribution to building a viable green economy. This focus was part of a larger project connected to UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative and was funded mainly by the European Union. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in a statement that the winners “exemplify the strong spirit of entrepreneurship in the developing world and its significance in creating a green economy”. Ashley Westaway, a BRC fieldworker, says that when the idea for the project first came about, recreational fishing and tourism were identified as two sectors with potential in the area. “The Northern Keiskammahoek area, where the project is located, has a good river and dam network,” Westaway says. The strips carry all the instructions to grow vegetables successfully – the correct depth at which the seeds should be planted is indicated with a coloured line and the seeds are even placed at the correct distance apart from one another inside the strips. She hopes that the product will encourage more South Africans, including schools, clinics, community centres, churches and rural communities, to cultivate their own food gardens. In doing this, everyone will have a constant source of nutritious vegetables. The South African winners were selected from a large variety of entrants, but what they all have in common are business models that prioritise improved livelihoods, address poverty and marginalisation, and focus on sustainable natural resources management. The 2010 Seed Awards received applications from about 60 countries, and overall, there were 30 global winners. Co-founder Eddie Griffiths says the surrounding communities have rallied to support the project. Farmers in the area, who in the past always buried their waste products, now support the project by delivering their waste for recycling to the landfill site where the project is based. It didn’t take long for Amatola to get noticed. Members of the Cata Village, the Border Rural Committee (BRC) and experts from the Rhodes University Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) started working on the project only about a year ago. Onsite accommodation chalets are also available and have been operational since 2008. As more people visit the area, marginalised communities in the Keiskammahoek area can benefit from much-needed skills training and job creation. “We hope that the market will respond, as there are many perceptions out there about safety in former homeland areas,” he says. The majority of entries were in the agriculture and rural development sector. However, there was a strong focus on projects dealing with climate change and energy, the conservation of biodiversity, and waste management. A panel of independent international experts selected the winners. The Mooi River Waste Reclaiming project in the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal provides an opportunity for previously unemployed people to work as waste pickers and earn an income from recycling waste. The IziWasha hand-held clothes washing device was developed by a South African engineer for people who live in low-income communities and are unable to afford automatic washing machines. The manufacturing hub for the seed strips is based in Illovo in Johannesburg and Reid works with 12 previously unemployed moms, who hand package each seed strip. At the moment 10 vegetables are packaged, but in the future she wants to expand the product line to include flowers and herbs. Each strip is also colour coded for easy identification of vegetables: for example, tomato is red and beetroot is purple. The paper strip is 3.5cm wide and is purchased in metre lengths. FTFA has also developed South Africa’s first carbon calculator. The organisation hopes that this tool will help individuals and companies calculate their carbon footprint, and be more aware of their impact on the environment. Highlighting African innovation The IziWasha is also good for the environment, as a user will no longer have to wash their clothes in rivers. This will reduce water pollution and increase river water quality. The appliance comes with easy to understand operating instructions and guidelines to safely dispose of washing water. “It is physically demanding and time consuming to hand wash clothes. Women also often complain of backache,” she says. He says the fishery project has also invested in human capacity building and training. The fishery has created many jobs for people in the community to clear invasive alien vegetation on the banks of the Mnyameni Dam and Cata River. Reel Gardening It was founded in 2002 by UNEP, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to realise the objectives of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals. She developed pre-fertilised seed strips that contain seeds and all the other ingredients needed to plant vegetables. Besides watering, minimal input is needed. The South African winners are: the IziWasha hand-held laundry device; the Zondi BuyBack Initiative; Amatola Wild Trout Fishery; Food & Trees for Africa; Claire Reid Reel Gardening; and Mooi River Waste Reclaiming. Claire Reid, the brain behind Reel Gardening, never thought that a school science project would turn into a viable business concept: “I realised that cultivating a vegetable garden is time consuming, and it is expensive to buy fertiliser and seed – just to find that the seeds don’t germinate,” Reid says. The Resentse Sinqobile Trust, trading as the Zondi BuyBack Initiative, established a successful buyback centre, which recycles and repurposes household waste such as cans and plastic into products that can be sold. This initiative has helped to reduce litter, provide more employment opportunities and run an educational program. Amatola Wild Trout Fishery “We’ve done some market research in communities and the response to the product has been very positive. People see a lot of value in it,” says Harrison. The SEED Initiative is a global network that identifies projects and businesses that have innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to sustainable development. “You also don’t need large areas of land – if you live in the city, a small patio garden or balcony is all you need,” she says. Other local winners Reid went on to win this prize, and also scooped the Woman of the Year Award in the Water for Scientific Research “below the age of 35” category. She was nominated for the Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year in Science and Technology, where she came in the top three. IziWasha is planning to launch the product to the general market in the second quarter of 2011. “The IziWasha is filling a need that has been ignored and many companies have not seen this as a priority market,” says Rebecca Harrison, CEO of IziWasha Ltd. FTFA has, with the support of funders and the endorsement of the government, established many thriving projects such as skills training in natural resource management and the development of organic permaculture gardens for impoverished communities. Winners also receive business support, based on the specific needs of each project. This includes access to technical expertise and knowledge, finding new sources of finance and the development of business plans. The seed strips come with instructions in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana and isiXhosa. Visual instructions are also printed. The instructions are easy to understand and the product is suitable for any age, from young children to the elderly. “Children love it because the strips are so colourful,” she says. Once the biodegradable paper capsule has served its purpose, it will decompose and become compost for the soil. The SEED Initiative will host an awards ceremony for all the winners, in their home countries. The programme does not offer a money prize, but gives each winner access to business services as well as the opportunity to network and build relationships with new partners. The international exposure and publicity is priceless. He anticipates that the fishery will become a well-known tourism destination for recreational fly-fisherman. “The trout we have here is wild and for fisherman, this is very attractive as it gives them more credit in fishing circles,” he says. The area is home to both brown and rainbow trout, which is also a drawcard for fisherman. The project will run a strict “catch-and-release” system, instead of restocking fish from time to time. Although trout in this area have well-established breeding populations, this policy will help protect indigenous fish species such as the endangered border barb. “The area has so much to offer and the terrain is absolutely magnificent with indigenous forests and a variety of bird life,” Westaway says. The Rhodes University DIFS conducted feasibility studies and the findings were positive. Westaway says that the project’s sustainable model for eco-friendly community upliftment put it in the running for a SEED award. “It strikes a good balance between the environment, social and economic elements. The project is strong in all the components that the judges were looking for.” Even before the SEED award, her invention attracted much attention. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry nominated the reel gardening product for the South African Junior Water Prize as it reduces water wastage by 80%. The Amatola Wild Trout Fishery is South Africa’s first recreational fly fishery owned, managed and operated by a local community. It is also the only business in the Eastern Cape to receive a 2010 SEED Award. IziWasha Visit the SEED website for a full list of the 2010 winners. Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is making a positive difference by placing issues such as climate change, greening of urban areas, sustainable resource management and food security under the spotlight. Qurban Rouhani, DIFS programme manager, says rainbow and brown trout were not indigenous to South Africa, but both species were successfully introduced to the Cata area in the early 1900s. The area has major fishing potential, but it was never developed after the area was expropriated for inclusion in the former Ciskei homeland. This year, the organisation’s awards programme emphasised initiatives from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal, as well as Sri Lanka, Colombia and China. The entries ranged from combined efforts of non-governmental organisations, women’s and youth groups, to labour organisations, public authorities, international agencies and academia. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.