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Lloyds of London profit halves as claims rise

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Lloyds of London profit halves as claims rise John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Sharecenter_img Tuesday 28 September 2010 2:54 am whatsapp The Lloyd’s of London insurance market said its profit for the first six months of 2010 more than halved, hit by higher catastrophe claims and weaker investment returns.Lloyd’s had a first half pretax profit of £628m, down from £1.32bn in the same period last year, it said on Tuesday.Lloyd’s, which traces its origins back 322 years to a London coffee house where wealthy merchants sold shipping insurance, said it had to absorb more claims in the first half of 2010 than in any other six month period as a result of a string of catastrophes including the Chilean earthquake.The market was also hit by 15 per cent drop in investment returns as it switched to less risky assets in the face of volatile financial markets. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lloyds Bank! I’d forget it and buy this strong stock to get rich

first_img Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 | More on: LLOY TET See all posts by Kevin Godbold I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Lloyds Bank! I’d forget it and buy this strong stock to get rich Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group and Treatt. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) must be fed up. Over the past few years, the stock has been a serial disappointer.Apart from a brief period of excitement in 2009 when the share shot up from its credit-crunch lows, it’s travelled essentially sideways. And now, at around 30p, Lloyds is back near where it was in those dark days following the financial crisis of the noughties.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Lloyds Bank has underperformedA long and sustainable recovery didn’t materialise. Instead, time after time, Lloyds has demonstrated its vulnerability to the cyclical winds that buffet the stock market and economies.And what now? As we face potentially the biggest economic slump in around 300 years, is it wise to place our faith and money in the shares of Lloyds? I wouldn’t. We’ve had ample experience of the stock’s tendency to underperform in relatively benign conditions. As things get more serious in the economy, I’d rather be elsewhere.Luckily there are many opportunities in the stock market. And resilient businesses back a lot of shares in a way that’s strikingly different from the anaemic operations behind Lloyds. One great example is Treatt (LSE: TET), which manufactures ingredients for the flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. Treatt plunged because of the coronavirus crisis. But a big difference between Lloyds and Treatt is the smaller company’s bounce-back over recent weeks. Indeed, with the share price close to 499p, it’s now just 8% lower than immediately before the crisis broke.Strength in the underlying businessAnd the reason for the strength in the share price is the resilience of the underlying business. In today’s half-year results report, the company said: “Covid-19 has had no adverse impact on trading performance to date.”Chief executive Daemmon Reeve explained some weakness in the citrus raw material markets affected the first-half figures, but H2 “is likely to witness an improvement in this category.”  But higher-margin tea, health & wellness and fruit & vegetable categories are driving growth.Today’s figures show revenue and profits down by single-digit percentages compared to the equivalent period the prior year. But the directors slapped just over 8% on the interim dividend, continuing a long record of dividend progress. This is a very different story from the dividend axing we’ve seen with many other companies during this crisis.Looking ahead, Reeve reckons it’s difficult to forecast the likely impact of the coronavirus on demand for the firm’s products. He concedes there may be a slowdown in some customers’ new product development activities in the short term.  But he’s “encouraged” by the level of the order book and the current demand for “beverage ingredients through to solutions for hand soaps and cleaning products.” The balance sheet looks robust, with a net cash position. And trading seems steady. Although the forward-looking earnings multiple runs just below a full-looking 25 for the current trading year, I reckon Treatt has earned its rating. And with the prospect of further gentle growth ahead, I’d much rather be holding the firm’s shares in my quest to get rich and retire early than I would those of Lloyds. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

NSPCC campaign offers build-you-own online badges

first_imgNSPCC campaign offers build-you-own online badges Howard Lake | 18 May 2007 | News The NSPCC’s Don’t Hide It campaign is making use of the popularity of online widgets and badges by encouraging supporters to design their own badge for the campaign and post it on the blog, or social networking site page.The site offers a range of backgrounds, colours, fonts, and animation effects, so buttons can be created in a couple of minutes or so.Badges can be emailed to friends and added to a gallery on the NSPCC site. All buttons by default include a link to the donthideit.com website. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img UK Fundraising tried out its artistic talents:Within the first three days of the campaign around 400 badges had been created.The site and campaign were relaunched to include this new Web 2.0 facility, following successful activity last year. This year’s online campaign will run for four weeks. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

first_img US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000 Local NewsUS News Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleProfessor combines creativity, instructionNext articleRussia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined. “It’s nothing like we have ever been through in the last 102 years, since the 1918 influenza pandemic,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The U.S. virus death toll reached 400,000 on Jan. 19 in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis was judged by public health experts to be a singular failure. The nation could pass this next grim milestone on Monday. President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor the dead, the White House said. He’s expected to be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. The first known deaths from the virus in the U.S. happened in early February 2020, both of them in Santa Clara County, California. It took four months to reach the first 100,000 dead. The toll hit 200,000 deaths in September and 300,000 in December. Then it took just over a month to go from 300,000 to 400,000 and about two months to climb from 400,000 to the brink of 500,000. Joyce Willis of Las Vegas is among the countless Americans who lost family members during the pandemic. Her husband, Anthony Willis, died Dec. 28, followed by her mother-in-law in early January. There were anxious calls from the ICU when her husband was hospitalized. She was unable to see him before he died because she, too, had the virus and could not visit. “They are gone. Your loved one is gone, but you are still alive,” Willis said. “It’s like you still have to get up every morning. You have to take care of your kids and make a living. There is no way around it. You just have to move on.” Then came a nightmare scenario of caring for her father-in-law while dealing with grief, arranging funerals, paying bills, helping her children navigate online school and figuring out how to go back to work as an occupational therapist. Her father-in-law, a Vietnam vet, also contracted the virus. He also suffered from respiratory issues and died on Feb. 8. The family isn’t sure if COVID-19 contributed to his death. “Some days I feel OK and other days I feel like I’m strong and I can do this,” she said. “And then other days it just hits me. My whole world is turned upside-down.” The global death toll was approaching 2.5 million, according to Johns Hopkins. While the count is based on figures supplied by government agencies around the world, the real death toll is believed to be significantly higher, in part because of inadequate testing and cases inaccurately attributed to other causes early on. Despite efforts to administer coronavirus vaccines, a widely cited model by the University of Washington projects the U.S. death toll will surpass 589,000 by June 1. “People will be talking about this decades and decades and decades from now,” Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” ——— Associated Press Writer Heather Hollingsworth in Kansas City, Missouri, contributed to this report. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

GARDA ROADS WARNING FRIDAY -Council says ice came earlier than expected

first_imgNewsx Adverts GARDA ROADS WARNING FRIDAY -Council says ice came earlier than expected WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 9, 2011 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Warning for Friday Night / Saturday morningGardai are advising motorists to exercise extreme caution on Donegal roads.There are numerous reports of black ice right across the the county, most notably in the Inishowen area.Gardai are impressing on drivers the need to slow down and to treat all roads as if they have black ice on them.James Boyle of the council’s road service has echoed that message – he says the council is out gritting the roads but the black ice came earlier than was forecast:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/jim7pmice.mp3[/podcast] Audio relevent until 9pm Friday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJury finds two Donegal women died of carbon monoxide poisiningNext articleUpdated: Man killed in crash on Moville to Redcastle road News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Mark Durkan says NW Gateway initiative has failed

first_img Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – November 20, 2009 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Mark Durkan says NW Gateway initiative has failed WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleFormer Orangeman to be latest Sinn Fein MLANext articleMcBrearty calls on government to reduce rates admin center_img Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApp News The SDLP leader and Foyle MLA Mark Durkan has claimed that North-South co-operation was ‘staying low and going slow.’He was in Dublin today to address the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.Mr Durkan gave the example of the North West Gateway Initiative claiming that it had delivered little to this region. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with violent convictions

first_img Written by Tags: Andrea Williams/AP/Big Sky Conference/Serious Misconduct Rule FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.League Commissioner Andrea Williams says the Serious Misconduct Rule sets the expectations the conference has for its institutions and their campus culture. It goes into effect for the 2019-20 school year and will apply to athletes signing letters of intent beginning in December 2018.The rule would ban athletic participation for current or prospective student-athletes who have been convicted of, or have pleaded guilty or “no contest” to violations including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation or any assault with a deadly weapon or that causes injury.The rule was developed over the past year with input from the league and campus officials and student-athletes.The Big Sky is an NCAA Division I conference with teams in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. June 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Conference bans athletes with violent convictions Associated Presslast_img read more

Badgers Blast Bears For Homecoming

first_img Mike Traina Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Ephraim, Utah – September 29, 2018) The 8th ranked Snow College football team electrified the homecoming crowd with a 62-6 thrashing of the Phoenix Bears, Saturday night.  Sophomore running back Jaylen Warren rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, while former Manti High standout Derek Wright caught 4 passes for 104 yards and two scores in the blow-out victory.Badger quarterback Braxton Kerr completed 14 of 25 passes for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns in Snow’s first league win.  Defensively, Isaac Fotu finished with 4 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a sack, while Parker Workman recorded 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 tackles for a loss.With the victory, Snow improved their record to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Western States Football League play.  Snow will host the Mesa Thunderbirds this Saturday at 7pm at Robert Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium in Ephraim.  The game can be heard live on KMTI AM 650 & 95.1 FM beginning at 6:30 pm with the pregame show.center_img October 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Badgers Blast Bears For Homecominglast_img read more

North Sea transition deal ‘critical’ to sector’s coronavirus recovery, says OGUK

first_img Norway’s new carbon plan will affect oil and gas producers (Credit: Geograph.org.uk/Simon Johnston) A North Sea transition deal is “critical” to the sector’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.That is according to a report by trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the pandemic and commodity price downturn.OGUK’s Autumn Snapshot found that low sentiment in the outlook of companies continues into 2021, reflecting high levels of uncertainty in the market and reinforcing challenges brought on by Covid-19 are “likely to persist”.Its analysis reinforces that a North Sea transition deal for this sector is “essential” in meeting the need for secure, affordable energy to be produced with fewer emissions and to position the UK as a “leader in developing low-carbon solutions”. Trade body Oil and Gas UK warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the pandemic and commodity price downturn North Sea transition deal critical to help “build back better”OGUK’s market intelligence manager Ross Dornan said that new projects and investments are “crucial” to providing secure energy, sustaining supply chain capabilities, and ensuring the UK is viewed as a “good place for these companies to anchor their resources”.“As our Autumn Snapshot shows, it is estimated that companies could continue to take a conservative approach in 2021, reflecting the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the wider economic downturn,” he added.“Securing a North Sea transition deal for this changing industry is critical in ensuring the sector can use its essential skills to help build back better, providing many of the net-zero carbon emissions solutions required for the future.“At the same time, OGUK’s Recovery Group continues to help shape the sector’s recovery as it takes steps to support the energy transition.“The current fragile position of many areas of the supply chain means that this future contribution cannot be taken for granted. Industry needs this support now if it is going to be able to deliver later.”center_img Production levels have remained “relatively strong” throughout 2020Despite the operational difficulties currently being faced, OGUK’s report said the industry is continuing to safely deliver secure and affordable energy, with production levels having remained “relatively strong” throughout the year.But it added there has been a “slight reduction” of 2.5% so far this year, which is about 3% down on the 2019 full year daily average. This could be expected to recover in Q4 to be closer in line with 2019 levels.Other indicators show UK gas demand fell by 16% in Q2 of this year compared with the same period in 2019, and drilling activity levels are on their way to becoming the lowest since the early 1970s after 54 wells were spudded this year.But only six exploration wells have been spudded so far in 2020 and it is possible that there will be no further exploration drilling this year, according to OGUK.The average day ahead UK National Balancing Point (NBP) gas prices in the first 10 months of 2020 was 21.61 pence per therm (ppth), 38% lower than the average for the same period in 2019.OGUK’s report notes that brent crude averaged just under $41 per barrel of oil (bbl) across the first 10 months of this year, which is $23 per bbl less than the 2019 average and prices at the end of October were at a four-month low of $37 per bbl, with market expectations anticipating the price will “take time to recover”.It estimates that investors could continue to take a “conservative approach” in 2021, reflecting the ongoing challenges.OGUK claims that increasing activity, investment levels, and progress made by the trade body’s recovery group will be “vital in providing new opportunities for the supply chain” as the industry navigates the transition to a low-carbon future.last_img read more