Prudential lifts new business profits despite annuity slump

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first_img Financial Services Facebook Architects The Laois Hub Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Permanent TSBWhether you’re starting your first job or planning your retirement, we have a wide range of options for all of life’s stages. With a comprehensive branch network of 77 branches located throughout Ireland, our trained and professional staff are here to help.We now have have more ways to bank than ever before! Our extensive branch network is supported by our phone banking, mobile apps and internet banking. Our internet banking platform Open24 lets you manage your accounts with full transactional functionality and has been redesigned with you in mind to include new and updated features, such as: Bill payments; Direct debits; Standing orders; Future dated payments; Topping up your mobile; Downloading and/or signing up for eStatementsWebsite: www.permanenttsb.ieFacebook: Permanent TSBPhone:  057 862 03 77 (Portlaoise Branch)Address: 38-39 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co LaoisOpening Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday Taxpro LtdEstablished in Ireland in 2014 and registered as a tax agent with the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, we have broad experience in all aspects of finance, taxation and accounting. We work closely with all of our clients to offer the best and most specialised tax back service in the industry. Dealing with income tax and revenue can be very confusing and take up a lot of time, that is where we come in. We are professional, confidential and can assist you with simple or complicated tax matters. Let us help you get your money back from the revenue.Phone: 087 3933933Direct Number: 059 9145992Website: www.taxpro.ieFacebook: TaxPro If you would like your financial services business to feature in The LaoisHub, then email [email protected] or call 057 8670722 or 085 7180700. The LaoisHub is your one stop shop for all your local services. By Laois Hub – 19th February 2018 Twitter Twitter Pinterest The Laois Hub TAGSPermanent TSBTaxpro RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home The Laois Hub Financial Services The Laois Hub WhatsApp Coolrain Concrete The Laois Hub Previous articleGraphic DesignNext articleFinancial Advisors Laois Hubhttp://www.laoistoday.ieIf you would like your business to feature in The LaoisHub, then email [email protected] or call 057 8670722 or 085 7180700. The LaoisHub is your one stop shop for all your local services. Auctioneerslast_img read more

“I’m Hungry Too”…Pitiful North Korean Cattle

first_img News News “I’m Hungry Too”…Pitiful North Korean Cattle AvatarLee Sung Jin Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Lee Sung Jin – 2008.06.17 5:36pm SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest [imText1]Helong, China — North Korea’s food shortage situation continues. These days, the people are absorbed in planting rice and the cows working farms near Tuman River also appear to be struggling.South Korea is also troubled with a different kind of food issue, which is the ongoing candle light protest due to the U.S. beef import problem. In 2001, Kim Jong Il received 200,000 head of cattle free of charge from Germany and gave it as a gift to the Party and military leaders. Seeing this disturbance in the South over mad cow disease, who’s to say Kim Jong Il will start demanding beef rather than rice aid in the future? In North Korea, having cattle to toil on the farms is still a top priority. Therefore, cattle cannot be privately owned and are officially considered “property of the State.” There were many cases during the famine of the 1990s where people who had succumbed to hunger secretly caught and ate the cattle; these people were either sentenced to death or dragged off to reeducation camps. In the general population, there are those who say their life ambition is to eat beef to their hearts’ content and then die.While North Korean people are unfortunate, North Korean cattle are truly pitiful. They cannot freely eat fodder when mobilized to endure intense labor on the farm, and their rib cages are clearly visible beneath the skin in their emaciated state. [imText2][imText3][imText4] Facebook Twitter News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

[Photos] North Korean military officials encourage soldiers to steal

first_img News [Photos] North Korean military officials encourage soldiers to steal Facebook Twitter A cornfield in North Hamgyong Province featuring guard posts (inside the yellow line). Image: Daily NK US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again As the corn harvest season approaches, low-ranking soldiers in North Korea are reportedly being encouraged by their superiors to steal food. Although the North Korean authorities have been emphasizing a “combat readiness” posture for “total war” with the US, the military instead appears far more focused on the acquisition of food.“Young soldiers tired of relentless hunger are frequently deserting the army to steal food. Even military officers are encouraging the practice,” a source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on August 23. “The military officers are instructing their soldiers, exhausted after training, to eat corn in the fields because war is imminent. They are even threatening their soldiers, saying, ‘If you become malnourished despite permission to eat the corn, you will face difficulties.’”In the northern regions of North Korea, the corn harvest generally begins in early September. Residents have started guarding their farms and small agricultural holdings day and night. However, the young, stout and well-armed soldiers are still able to steal despite these measures.“A soldier who fails to acquire enough food during the autumn harvest is deemed a fool. The soldiers are stealing food using any method they can think off. In addition, as the military officers turn a blind eye toward these activities due to the lack of food within the army, even the collective farmlands and private fields are becoming the targets of food raids,” the source said.“Soldiers carrying big sacks of unripened corn can be frequently seen at the markets. They sell the corn at cheap prices to merchants who have made deals in advance,” a source in Ryanggang Province noted.It has become a widespread practice for North Korean soldiers to steal food from residents, as the state supply of food has not functioned properly since the period of mass starvation (referred to as the Arduous March in North Korea) in the mid and late 1990s.The situation remains even during periods of high intensity training arising from heightened levels of political tension. The meager army rations remain the same despite the intensified training, and the hungry soldiers are driven to steal food from local residents.“Because of this, many residents are criticizing the army, saying, ‘How will you fight a war with these thieves?’ Some are arguing that the military should first create an environment in which the soldiers do not have to steal in the first place,” the Ryanggang-based source noted. News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE NewsEconomy By Daily NK – 2017.08.29 5:06pm Residents of a village near Sinuiju City in North Pyongan Province guard corn planted near the house. Image: Daily NKlast_img read more

William Hague joins ICE board

first_img William Hague, former U.K. secretary of state and one-time head of the U.K. Conservative Party, has joined the board of the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), the Atlanta-based exchange announced on Thursday. Hague has joined the boards of both the Intercontinental Exchange and ICE Futures Europe, and he will become chairman of ICE Futures Europe in January 2016 when the current chairman, Sir Bob Reid, retires, ICE said in statement. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies IntercontinentalExchange CETFA elects new board leader PenderFund names new SVP for investments James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Related news Hague was a U.K. member of Parliament from 1989 to 2015, and led the Conservatives from 1997 to 2001. From 2010 to 2014 he was first secretary of state and foreign secretary, and between 2014 and 2015 he was the first secretary of state and leader of the House of Commons. Commenting on the appointment, Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman and CEO of ICE, said, “[Hague] brings a unique combination of governmental experience and a deep understanding of business. Our markets will benefit from Mr. Hague’s private and public sector expertise as we seek to continue to grow by serving our customers in new ways.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planninglast_img read more

More positive ABS data confirms our economic recovery

first_imgMore positive ABS data confirms our economic recovery Peter Gutwein,PremierTasmania’s economy continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, according to positive ABS economy-wide data released today.The figures show State Final Demand grew 3.3 per cent in the December quarter in real seasonally adjusted terms – the second strongest growth of any state.Growth was underpinned by state-leading private investment growth of 8.4 per cent in the quarter, which reflects strong investment into construction equipment and more houses, supported by our Construction Blitz and HomeBuilder Programs. Government investment also grew at the second highest rate in Australia at 5.7 per cent in the quarter, because at the height of the pandemic last year, we knew it was the Government’s role to step in to support our economy and drive our rebuild, which is exactly what we did.Household consumption also grew 2.4 per cent in the quarter reflecting confidence returning as more Tasmanians return to work and our economic recovery gathers pace, and in further ABS Payroll Jobs data released today, jobs grew a further 2.7 per cent in the month to mid-February.Pleasingly, with employment back to pre-pandemic levels, and with the lowest unemployment rate of the states, State Final Demand is now 1.5 per cent higher than the December 2019 quarter, before the pandemic took hold.These positive economic results are because we took strong action at the height of the pandemic to help businesses and workers, and with our landmark $5 billion infrastructure investment program to support 25,000 jobs over the next four years, we have a clear plan to help businesses recover and grow.But we know there is more to do, and we will continue doing all we can to support businesses, grow our economy, and create more jobs as we rebuild a stronger Tasmania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ABS, abs data, AusPol, Australia, covid-19, Economy, employment, Government, HomeBuilder, infrastructure, Investment, jobs, pandemic, Premier, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, unemploymentlast_img read more

Safer Territory: New Legislation to Strengthen Bail Laws

first_imgSafer Territory: New Legislation to Strengthen Bail Laws NT GovernmentThe Territory Labor government is focussed on keeping Territorians safe and holding repeat offenders to greater account with the introduction of the Youth Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 – which will strengthen bail laws in the Northern Territory.This new Bill will include stronger bail laws, an expansion of prescribed offences and more powers given to Police to tackle youth crime through electric monitoring.One feature of the legislation brought into Parliament today are the new Family Responsibility Agreements, which will be court ordered, and will make sure families are accountable and provide a home environment that does not contribute to youth offending.The suite of legislative and non-legislative measures to reduce youth crime through targeting repeat offenders in the Northern Territory include:1) Family Responsibility Agreements:The new Family Responsibility Agreements will be court ordered.Judges will be able to make agreements to order families of troubled youths to participate in family group conferencing and counselling, education or training, housing management and financial counselling or on-country programs.These agreements will need to be adhered to as they are court ordered.2) Automatic revocation of bail:If a young person commits a serious breach of bail – their bail will be revoked and they will be taken into remand. A serious breach of bail will include re-offending while on bail, breaching certain electronic monitoring conditions and curfew, failure to attend court, and failing to complete youth diversion.3) Expanding the list of prescribed offences when on bail:The Bail Act will be amended to expand the list of ‘prescribed offences’. This means there is NO presumption of bail given to offences such as unlawful entry, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, assault of a worker, assault of police and other serious offences.4) Expansion of Electronic Monitoring (EM) by police:Police will have the ability to place an electronic monitoring device to a youth as an interim measure as they’re being assessed for an Electronic Monitoring Device as a condition of court bail.5) Ability to Record Breach of Bail Antecedents:Judges will have information on breaches of bail to make the best sentencing decisions.6) Review of the Traffic Act 1987 to hold young people accountable:This will enable young people behind the wheel of a car to be breath tested the same as adults when driving. Amendments will be made to the Youth Justice Agreement to remove the requirement of a responsible adult being present for a breath-test to occur.7) Amend Section 64 of the Youth Justice Act:Section 64 of the Youth Justice Act will mean a youth must face consequence – if a young offender fails to complete their diversion, they will have to go back before the courts and have their case reconsidered. The amendment will also remove the issue of having courts referring young people back to Police for consideration for diversion. It will mean courts can only refer youth under this section where the youth have not previously been considered for diversion.The Territory Labor Government is also investing in services to help stop crime before it starts – including youth programs, family programs, better schools, better health care and better housing.All these measures help tackle the underlying causes of crime that ripple through generations. These results don’t happen overnight, but sustaining and growing this work is vital.To view the new proposed legislation visit https://legislation.nt.gov.au/en/LegislationPortal/Bills/~/link.aspx?_id=3431B4DCD4CF4FBBA2FB96B533A056CF&_z=zQuotes from the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Nicole Manison“The introduction of the Youth Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 means more common sense consequences for repeat offenders and more visibility of youth on bail. It will make the work of police easier and keep the Territory safer.“The bill will build on other Territory Government initiatives we have introduced to tackle crime and keep our communities safe.“These amendments are the direct result of feedback from frontline Police and relevant organisations, agencies and groups. They will complement the suite of work we have done to break the cycle of generational offending.“The CLP delivered us nothing but a royal commission, an underfunded and under-resourced police force, and stripped funding to youth diversion programs and services.”Quotes from the Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing, Kate Worden:“Over the past four years the Territory Government has worked to ensure that the Territory’s youth justice system is reformed.“The changes we’re introducing will build on this Government’s vision of a youth justice systems that contributes to community safety and reduces reoffending by young people.“Our investment in community youth justice programs has meant that hundreds more young people have active case management and receive interventions that change their behaviour.“We have established a Bail Support System that did not exist before, and we have also established a Youth Outreach System that did not exist before. We have made significant changes – it has been modernised and improved from the broken and failing system we inherited.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, amendment, AusPol, Australia, Commission, education, Emergency, Emergency Services, environment, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, housing, Investment, legislation, Northern Territory, parliament, royal commission, Youthlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Career Services Holds Minority Career Conference

first_imgThe Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its Annual Statewide Minority Career conference titled “Diversity In The Work Force” on Nov. 12. The conference will be held in the University Memorial Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide an opportunity for African American, Asian American and Hispanic-Latino college and high school students from throughout Colorado to gain valuable information on various career options. The conference also will focus on connecting qualified minority alumni with representatives from industry and public agencies for possible part-time, full-time or permanent employment. “Students can benefit because it can help them make contact with the companies they may be interested in working for or finding an internship with,” said Derrick Watson of Career Services. “It will give them exposure to different types of organizations.” More than 50 corporations and governmental agencies will be attending, including the City and County of Denver, Enterprise Rental Car, Pepsi and State Farm Insurance. The companies typically are looking for students with a liberal arts degree. Booths will be set up to provide literature, to drop off resumes, to set up interviewing schedules and to answer questions. Four hundred to five hundred students are expected to attend. Published: Oct. 29, 1997 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Improved Dealcoholization Technology Preserves Beverage Quality and Meets New Consumer Demands

first_imgTwitter Pinterest Previous articleParis Valley Road Estate Winery Opens to Remarkable AcclaimNext articleYamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Launch Holiday Fundraising Initiative Supporting Local Children and Families Editor ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Email AdvertisementBy Paul VignaConeTech, a 2020 WINnovation Award winner“Low and no” are shorthand for one of the beverage industry’s most pronounced trends, a worldwide shift toward low- and nonalcoholic wine and beer.Pushed by everything from health trends and medical findings to generational changes, alcohol consumption internationally dropped 1.6% in 2018, according to the International Wine and Spirits Record (IWSR), and shows no sign of slowing. That will continue to impact sales, with a Global Market Insights report predicting that the market for non-alcoholic beer and wine in North America will grow from about $20 million in 2018 to an estimated $80 million by 2025 and global sales to reach over $34 billion.Meeting this demand from producers for high-quality nonalcoholic beverage has been ConeTech, a member of the Advanced Beverage Technologies family of companies. Its GoLo technology – a marriage of ConeTech’s proficiency in low temperature distillation (VLTD) and the engineering and distillation expertise of Logichem in South Africa – enables the dealcoholization of beverages to 0.05% abv and allows in a single pass the recovery and retention of 100% of the product’s original aromas and flavor compounds. While raising the bar in terms of offering beverage producers affordable, energy-efficient adaptive technology, it has earned a 2020 WINnovation Award, which ConeTech CEO Jerome Nathan says recognizes his team’s “continued focus on innovation and premium quality flavor and alcohol management process and programs,” while helping to spread the word to winemakers and brewers about what this technology can achieve.“Our excitement is also due in part to the timing of this recognition, which not only coincides with ABT’s recent rollout of GoLo in North America but also with the rapidly growing trend of products whose quality will be enhanced by this new technology,” Nathan says, “including low alcohol / low-calorie lifestyle wines and beers and no-alcohol wines and beers.”GoLo is not the first to feature a way to capture the aroma’s and compounds, says Jessica Smith, an enologist and director of operations for ConeTech. But what it does do is offer this ability with greater efficiency by eliminating multiple moving parts, giving a higher rate of recovery for wines and making the machine more cost-effective. While the first GoLo was commercialized in South Africa in 2015, this current model was released four years later. Among its selling points, it offers:A single pass process to remove essence, dealcoholize and rectify the alcohol. Improved analytics of the finished dealcoholized wine, reducing finishing work necessary to produce quality low- and no-alcohol beverages. Improved utility utilization, no waste stream, small footprint, and a low capital cost. Jessica SmithThe single pass is a distinct improvement over the two passes used by the Spinning Cone Column (SCC), a technology ConeTech employed for nearly 30 years, Nathan says. The benefits of a single pass include lower temperatures and lower residence time and improved yield thanks to the rectification of the alcohol. All of these benefits lead to a higher quality de-alcoholized product. Chris Anderson, of Palm Desert, California, is an award-winning brewer who has worked in the craft beer industry for 25 years in addition to running Anderson Brewing Consultation. His relationship with ConeTech began around three years ago.“What they do is pretty incredible,” he says of GoLo, “the main piece being that they can actually build back a constituent of the beer and the essence stream … it’s pretty amazing in what it actually retains. A lot of times with some of the other approaches, it just isn’t beer. Any arrested fermented beer or wine just tastes to me like an abomination, something altogether different. The beers tend to be worty and the wine tends to taste like juice, whereas products developed using GoLo technology still show the fermented character that people are used to.“As the wellness piece grows, I think the bar is going to be set much, much higher in terms of what the consumer wants, so there’s a huge opportunity there, for sure.”Anderson says from his perspective the demand for this kind of service was “on fire” at the beginning of the year. COVID’s impact put a dent on that for a while, but “probably in the last month or two it all kind of came back full-circle again.” Nathan says what they have seen from the numbers is a “declining interest in alcohol by key demographics,” leading producers to look for a way to meet that need. “Whether it be Dry January, Sober October or simply those interested in the Sober Curious movement, there is a new consumer, which leads to new opportunities.” Nathan notes that for both of these new and growing categories, the IWSR has identified taste as the number one driver of purchases and repeat purchases.“It is because of the growth of these new trends,” he says, “that an innovative, efficient, cost-effective technology is needed more today than ever before and why Advanced Beverage Technologies is excited to offer GoLo technology to the wine, beer and spirits industries across North America, Europe and other countries around the world.”Advertisement TAGSConeTechJerome NathanPaul VignaWINnovation Awards Share Home Video Improved Dealcoholization Technology Preserves Beverage Quality and Meets New Consumer DemandsVideoWine Business EditorialImproved Dealcoholization Technology Preserves Beverage Quality and Meets New Consumer DemandsBy Editor – November 19, 2020 1380 1 last_img read more

Philips and Elekta deepen strategic partnership in precise and individualised oncology care

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Cancer Care News Radiology The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Share Philips and Elekta deepen strategic partnership in precise and individualised oncology care Read Article Elektamagnetic resonancePhilipsprecision oncologyradiation therapy WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The two have partnered to streamline the path from cancer diagnosis to survivorship for better outcomesPhilips and Elekta today signed agreements to deepen their existing strategic partnership to advance comprehensive and personalised cancer care through precision oncology solutions.The extended collaboration builds on the two companies’ successful cooperation in the fast-emerging field of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided adaptive radiation therapy. Through deeper cross-portfolio collaboration, Philips and Elekta will utilise their complementary capabilities to further improve patient care.Oncology care is transforming, driven by an increasingly precise diagnosis of each tumor, and a continuously expanding range of therapy options. To fully capitalise on these opportunities, healthcare providers require integrated solutions throughout the entire cancer care pathway, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.The partnership intends to further deliver a superior experience in diagnosis, and adaptive and personalised treatments for clinicians, shorter treatment times and more precise therapy for patients and lowered costs of care for healthcare providers.“To capitalise on the opportunities presented by increasingly precise diagnosis and the fast-expanding range of therapies available for cancer patients, it’s essential to provide integrated systems and solutions that provide the right insights at the right time throughout each patient’s care journey,” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader – Precision Diagnosis, Philips.Adding to it, Gustaf Salford, Elekta’s President and CEO, said, “I expect this partnership to unlock opportunities that will provide better outcomes for people with cancer. Together, we’ll combine advanced informatics and image-guided radiation therapy solutions to deliver greater precision in oncology. This means easier selection by clinicians of the optimal treatment strategy and more efficient and effective therapy delivery.”In this partnership, Elekta and Philips will leverage their capabilities to pursue integrated vendor-agnostic solutions, enhancing interoperability between the two parties’ systems and software in order to drive precision in oncology. By EH News Bureau on June 7, 2021 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Add Commentlast_img read more