Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgLinkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office

first_img “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeTadashi Suga Architects OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToyonakaJapanPublished on September 10, 2015Cite: “K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office” 09 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  315 m² Area:  315 m² Photographs Photographs:  Yoshiharu Matsumura Construction: ArchDaily K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office Projects Hirota Kensetsu co.ltd. Architects: Tadashi Suga Architects Office Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Tadashi Suga Architects OfficeArchitects In Charge:Tadashi Suga, Atsuo OkishioCity:ToyonakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The site is located in small top of the plateau on the suburbs. The client demande dan atelier, a workspace function separately from a residence department. He retired early and he wanted to fully spend the time for hobbies in his home.Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraWe placed the first floor in the road side of the site and then placed the second floor in the depths side. It is a courtyard-shaped plan. This form can get lighting effectively from the outside space into the building’s center and it was effective for the ventilation.Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraThe sense of oppression to those who pass in the building has been softened by a continuing wood wall of red Cedar along the road. An external sash and the louver in the exterior stairway also adopted a wooden sash and the uniformity of the facade. We had to secure the area of the play garden because we had assumed the plan of the courtyard type on a small site.Save this picture!First Floor PlanBecause an area was short only in a courtyard, we did piloti space and the roof of the one-storied house part with a garden and acted for the security of the amusement place of children. The piloti can make the playground of shade that defends kindergarteners from severe sunlight at the summer time. It is used as a place of the rest. In addition, it is possible to play even rainy day.Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraSave this picture!Detail Section 2Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraThe rooftop garden locates it to surround the courtyard. Openness is high because 2F passage is consecutive sash. An activity each other can be seen from both the first floor and the second floor passages. The garden adopted artificial turf to facilitate management.Children run around in the garden in length and breadth inexhaustibility barefoot.Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraBecause children who sometimes run in the rooftop garden can look from a road, the atmosphere of the garden reaches it outside. Because we had a plan around a courtyard, we thought it to want to do it for the plan that could go around the garden. There is not a dead end and the corridor spreading out forever is a way of the adventure for children and, as various discovery, a place of the encounters, the whole building hangs time in the active space and develops.Save this picture!© Yoshiharu MatsumuraProject gallerySee allShow lessBAUZIUM / Kim In-cheurl + ArchiumSelected ProjectsLecture: Sergei Tchoban: Drawing a Museum of Drawings at the Cornell UniversityEvent Share Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773306/ks-residence-tadashi-suga-architects-office Clipboard CopyHouses•Toyonaka, Japan Save this picture!© Yoshiharu Matsumura+ 31 Share K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects OfficeSave this projectSaveK’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773306/ks-residence-tadashi-suga-architects-office Clipboardlast_img read more

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RSF appalled by harassment of journalist Gao Yu’s family

first_img Asia – PacificChina WomenJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s raid on well-known journalist Gao Yu’s Beijing home by about 20 plainclothes policemen, who destroyed her garden and roughed up her son, Zhao Meng. RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Asia – PacificChina WomenJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisoned This latest example of the now frequent harassment of the families of journalists and bloggers critical of the Communist Party was carried out after the Beijing municipal authorities said that the garden, and the small wall built on the edge of the garden, were illegal.The 20 policemen, from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of City Administration and Law Enforcement, were dispatched to supervise the wall’s destruction and send an intimidatory message. During the operation, Gao Yu remained inside the house, accompanied by relatives, friends and fellow journalists.center_img News Follow the news on China March 31, 2016 – Updated on April 4, 2016 RSF appalled by harassment of journalist Gao Yu’s family June 2, 2021 Find out more News News “This act of aggression by the police, in plain clothes as usual, speaks volumes about the methods used by the Communist Party to intimidate Gao Yu, those close to her and Chinese civil society in general,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“We again call on the international community to adopt concrete measures against those who instigated this harassment, starting with police chief Li Runhua. And we urge all defenders of freedom of information to support Gao Yu by writing directly to the Beijing police.”RSF is providing the URL of the Beijing police web page where there is form for registering complaints about actions by the police:http://map.bjcg.gov.cn/bjcgmap/public/wsjb.aspHere is how to fill out the various asterisked fields in the form, in order:Subject of the reportDate of eventDistrict: select 朝阳区 clicking on the small “pin” icon and then on the map ( any location) and validate (left button)Description of eventNameGenderPhone (not mandatory)EmailIdentification code: copy the id code on the rightThen click on the button on the left.This intimidation of Gao Yu and her family comes amid a wave of harassment of the families of bloggers who have fled the country. In the past few days, the authorities arrested the relatives of Chang Ping, a journalist living in Germany, and the relatives of Wen Yunchao (also known as Bei Feng), a blogger and human rights defender now based in New York.Media freedom has declined sharply in the past year in China, which is ranked 176th out 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Music scholarship

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland NewsMusic scholarshipBy John Keogh – June 12, 2013 851 Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day THE Music Generation Limerick City scheme is calling for applications for a scholarship to  provide funding for a three-year full-time PhD at Mary Immaculate College. The PhD scholar will study the implementation and delivery of the Music Generation Limerick City programme focusing on areas of social regeneration. The study aims to provide insights and understandings into music education in Limerick’s regeneration communities, addressing a knowledge gap into the role of music in such communities. Further information is available from the Mary Immaculate College Postgraduate Office; the closing date for applications is June 21. Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleAnti-austerityNext articleFunding secured for new school in Kilmallock John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Twitter Print Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Email TAGSMary Immaculate CollegeMusic GenerationMusic Limerick Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste last_img read more

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SIGN4L stellt auf der IDEX 2021 neue Funktionen für die elektronische Kampfführung vor

first_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img ABU DHABI, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 21, 2021– SIGN4L, ein dynamischer Anbieter von agilen und adaptiven Lösungen für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung (EloKa & EloAufKl), hat heute zwei hochmoderne Lösungen auf den Markt gebracht, die in den Einsätzen von morgen einen taktischen Vorteil bieten sollen. V-Protect, ein Störsystem für die Hochfrequenzkommunikation (HF), und NavControl-G, eine spezialisierte Drohnenabwehrfunktion, sind gut positioniert, um bei der Gestaltung günstiger Ergebnisse in einer zunehmend digitalisierten Verteidigungslandschaft eine entscheidende Rolle zu spielen. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005054/de/ SIGN4L launches VProtect an advanced high-power jammer system installed on a standard SUV (Photo: AETOSWire) Die Lösungen wurden im EDGE-Pavillon auf der laufenden internationalen Wirtschaftsmesse der Rüstungsindustrie (International Defence Exhibition and Conference, kurz IDEX 2021) vorgestellt, die bis zum 25. Februar im Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) stattfindet. V-Protect ist ein fortschrittliches, aktives und reaktives mobiles Hochleistungs-Störsendersystem, das dazu beitragen soll, gängige terrestrische HF-Signaltechnologien sowie tragbare Satcom-Geräte zu blockieren, die Funk-, Walkie-Talkie-, Mobilfunk- und WLAN-Frequenzen umfassen. Das benutzerfreundliche Modell mit Maßnahmen gegen unkonventionelle Spreng- und Brandvorrichtungen (USBV) und Drohnen kann in ein herkömmliches SUV eingebaut werden und bietet automatische Bedienbarkeit mit 16 Kanälen und hochemittierenden Leistungsverstärkern zur Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs und Bekämpfung verschiedener Bedrohungen im gesamten Frequenzbereich. NavControl-G ist eine hochentwickelte Sendeeinheit, die verhindern soll, dass unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge (UAV) in bestimmte Orte vordringen. Um einen sensiblen Bereich zu schützen, kann das System GPS-Signale emulieren und Positions- und Zeitungenauigkeiten erzeugen, wodurch die Kontrolle über nicht kooperierende unbemannte Fahrzeuge erlangt werden kann. In einem stoßfesten Behälter kann das System nahtlos in mehrere Konfigurationen integriert werden – entweder an festen Standorten oder bei Bedarf im Feld. Waleid Al Mesmari, Vorstand des Programmmanagements im Cluster für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bei EDGE, sagte dazu: „Elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bilden das Rückgrat moderner Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitssysteme. SIGN4L ist führend in bahnbrechenden Technologien, die unseren Kunden helfen, ihre Optionen in einer sich schnell verändernden Welt zu erweitern. Unsere neuesten Lösungen unterstützen unsere Kunden bei der Verwaltung ihrer komplexen Sicherheits- und Leistungsanforderungen und sind ein hervorragendes Beispiel für unsere agilen Angebote, die darauf ausgerichtet sind, dem Gegner die Sicht zu verschleiern, ihn zu neutralisieren und anzugreifen.“ SIGN4L bringt ein Startup-Ethos in die Entwicklung und Produktion modernster digitaler und HF-basierter Sicherheitsprodukte und -dienste mit offener Architektur für Regierungen und Unternehmen in der Region ein. Das Unternehmen hat einen strengen Zyklus aus Bedrohungsanalyse, Forschung und Entwicklung implementiert, um neu auftretende Risiken zu überwachen, zu analysieren und ihnen entgegenzuwirken. SIGN4L ist Teil des Clusters für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bei EDGE, einem fortschrittlichen Technologiekonzern, der zu den 25 führenden Militärausrüstern weltweit zählt. *Quelle: AETOSWire Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005054/de/ CONTACT: Thushara Mohanan [email protected] +971-555080413; +971-55-3584520 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NORTH AMERICA MIDDLE EAST NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SECURITY SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OTHER DEFENSE DEFENSE AUDIO/VIDEO MOBILE/WIRELESS HARDWARE SOURCE: EDGE Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/21/2021 06:08 PM/DISC: 02/21/2021 06:08 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005054/de Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Facebook SIGN4L stellt auf der IDEX 2021 neue Funktionen für die elektronische Kampfführung vorlast_img read more

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Foyle MLA thinks pharmaceutical company had no plans to bring jobs to Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th An SDLP MLA has said he questions if a pharmaceutical company ever had any intention of investing in Derry.Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence (GPCE) had been in talks to bring 300 jobs but has now opted for a site in Tralee, County Kerry instead.The company’s chief executive said lower corporation tax in the Republic had been a factor in the decision.Mark H Durkan has said he fears Derry was used as a bargaining tool to get a better deal in the Irish Republic…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/hdur1pm.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Foyle MLA thinks pharmaceutical company had no plans to bring jobs to Derry Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleStrabane assault could have resulted in a fatalityNext articleKirchhoff celebrates 30 years of manufacturing in Letterkenny News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – August 30, 2011 WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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Bodycam footage shows officer instructing man to break into ex-girlfriend’s home

first_imgRochester Police Department(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Police bodycam footage from upstate New York appears to show an officer instructing a man to break into his ex-girlfriend’s home, according to the woman’s lawyer.On Nov. 13, the man had requested assistance from the Rochester Police Department to aid in retrieving some of his belongings from the home of his ex-girlfriend, Catherine Bonner, her attorney, David Pilato, told ABC News. The man had told authorities that he lived at the home, which Bonner shares with her mother, Pilato said.The day before, an incident occurred between the former couple that caused Bonner to accidentally break her foot, and she feared for her safety, Pilato said.In the footage, which Pilato provided to ABC Rochester affiliate WHAM-TV, an officer instructs the man to “just go into the house” as he stands outside the front door.The man then tells the officer that his former girlfriend has a gun. After the officer asks him if his ex is in the house, he says, “You have the right to kick the door in, if you want, to gain access,” the video shows.“You will not be held responsible, criminally, but … you may have to pay the damage to break the door,” the officer says.The officer then tells the man that he has a “right to be here,” suggests that the man break a pane of glass and stick his hand through to “unlock the door.”The man then shouts into the front door, “If you don’t open the door, they gave me permission to break it.”Another officer off camera then says, “Ma’am, can you just open up the door, please?”“You gotta open the door,” the man says to his ex. “The cops are telling you to open the door.”The man then goes to a side window and breaks the pane of glass using his fist, and uses his shoe to clear out the rest of the glass. As he does this, the barrel of a gun becomes visible through the window’s blinds.All three men then scatter from the immediate vicinity of the window, and the man tells her, “Now, you’re in trouble.”“I’m protecting my home,” the woman is heard saying.The officers then approach the window with their weapons drawn, instructing the woman to show them her hands, and the video then shows an officer kicking in the door to gain entry to the home.Bonner was then arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer and a misdemeanor count of menacing her boyfriend, according to an indictment filed in Monroe County on Dec. 1.The man had told the officer that he lived at the home for five months — the amount of time they’d been dating — and that Bonner had changed the locks, Pilato said. Had the officers checked the man’s driver’s license, they would have seen that his address was outside of the county, Pilato said. The two had a “typical” relationship, in which the man would stay at the home often, Pilato said.Pilato said the man initially didn’t want to break into the home but eventually gave in to the officer’s instructions.“For 12 minutes, they tell him over and over, ‘You have a right to do this,’” Pilato said.At one point, the man asked the officers to put together a report so he could just go to small claims court, Pilato said. A neighbor who confirmed to police on video that the man had lived at the home for more than 10 days later told the officers that she was concerned for Bonner’s safety due to the incident that occurred the day before, Pilato said.Bonner’s ex-boyfriend, whom Pilato declined to identify, was not charged in the incident on Nov. 13 or the incident the day before in which Bonner broke her foot, the attorney said.A spokeswoman for the Rochester Police Department declined to comment on the pending litigation, emphasizing that the police department did not release the bodycam video and pointing ABC News to a training bulletin that was posted by the department on March 8.The bulletin states that “employees shall not use the powers of their office to render assistance in the pursuit of matters which are strictly private or civil in nature except in those matters where they are required by law to exercise their powers or where a breach of the peace has occurred or is imminent.”The training bulletin was posted after the department became aware of the incident, WHAM-TV reported.Bonner appeared in court Tuesday, where a judge granted a motion to suppress the gun as evidence due to the unlawful search and involuntary search of Bonner’s home, Pilato said. This eliminated the charge for criminal possession of a weapon and could also potentially eliminate the menacing charges because the gun is an element of those charges, Pilato said.Bonner has maintained her innocence since the incident occurred and plans to plead not guilty when her trial begins in June. She contends that the gun was never pointed at the police officer, Pilato said.It is unclear whether the Rochester police officer whom Bonner accused of menacing was disciplined for the incident, or whether he is still on the job, WHAM reported.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Marchers Rally Against Gun Violence

first_imgMarty Torpey, of Cape May, and her husband, Mike, lost their teenage son, John, to gun violence in 1992. By Maddy VitaleWearing orange and carrying posters that read “We Can End Gun Violence” and “Every Town For Gun Safety,” about 150 people marched across the Ninth Street Bridge Saturday, from Somers Point to Ocean City, to take a stand against gun violence in America.The event was hosted by the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Janet Yunghans, one of the organizers of the rally, said she joined the organization after the Parkland shootings Feb. 14, 2018.Going online to voice her sadness and anger over mass shootings was not enough, she told the crowd prior to the walk.“I had to get involved,” she said.Yunghans, Northfield City Councilwoman Susan Korngut, and two victim survivors spoke. Marty Torpey, of Cape May, told the group how she lost her son, John, and Khadija Wright, spoke about losing her brother, Lorin.The crowd listens to the speakers.Yunghans, a retired school librarian from Upper Township, explained that in her school district at Hess School in Mays Landing, there were “Code White” drills. Teachers and students learned what to do if there was a potential shooter. It is a drill, she said, that is in every school.It can be so real. Someone, she recalled, would even go around and rattle the doorknobs to make it seem like there was an intruder.It is something, Yunghans said, children should never have to learn about but have to in today’s society.Gun violence is real, and it is everywhere, including in the schools, she emphasized.“I think we live in a wonderful country and so many freedoms and one of the freedoms should be freedom from fear,” she said.In addition to the walk across the Ninth Street Bridge, would be an orange hue across the bridge in the evening, as part of the orange symbol of the anti-gun violence rally throughout the weekend. Orange is a color that is supposed to signify recovery, Yunghans explained.She thanked Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian for allowing the bridge to be lit in orange.Janet Yunghans, of Upper Township, talks about the need to end gun violence. Standing next to her is Christine Piper, also of Moms Demand Action.When the victim survivors spoke, the crowd was very attentive.Torpey and her husband, Mike, adopted their son, John, in 1975 from Vietnam. He was raised with their two daughters. In 1991 he was accepted into college.The following year, he was murdered in a robbery attempt, Marty Torpey said.“He had a smile that lit up a room. He had friends, liked to bike ride, play baseball and taunt his two sisters,” Marty told the audience.What killed their son was a combination of things, Marty told the marchers. “Greed. Hate. Pain. Poverty and a gun,” she said.Some marchers display strong messages.For Wright, whose brother, Lorin was killed in 1987, she continues to grieve.“We must educate ourselves. We must stop the circle of violence,” she said.Christine Piper, the head of Moms Demand Action, said although the group is relatively small, with about 20 volunteers who attend the meetings, there are more than 100 on the email list.She hopes events such as this one will widen their membership to continue their important anti-violence message.Emily Benson, 18, (foreground) and her sister, Carly, 23, both of Upper Township, say they came to the rally because gun violence is real.Emily Benson, 18, and her older sister, Carly, 23, both of Upper Township, are Ocean City High School graduates.Emily is a second semester college student. Carly just got hired as a teacher in Cape May County. The two have different perspectives. But they both believe young people should not have to live in fear.“Walking through the campus you think about school shootings. It always puts me on guard,” Emily said. “In college, it isn’t like in high school. You are by yourself more on campus.”Her older sister agreed. But she also said as a teacher you get a totally different view of the situation.“You start thinking about how it will impact the children. We have lockdown drills. I think how I would protect the kids,” Carly said. “Sometimes I think it is scarier for older people because kids are naïve.”For Julia Hankerson, of Woodbine, who was one of the first participants to walk onto the footpath of the bridge and wave a sign to beeping motorists, joining the walk against gun violence was something she needed to do.“I think it is really something so positive,” Hankerson said. “I don’t understand why people don’t register guns the same way they register cars. It is that simple.”Julia Hankerson, of Woodine, and Carol Roe, of Marmora, hold up signs to beeping motorists.Khadija Wright displays a sign with her brother Lorin’s story.The rally participants make their way into Ocean City.last_img read more

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D Gibbon invests £100k in new machiney

first_imgSouth Wales bakery D Gibbon and Sons has invested £100k in new machinery for its factory in order to cope with increased business.The manufacturer and wholesale bakery, based in Newport, supplies its own breads, rolls, cakes and confectionery, including its Gibbons Family Bakers brand, as well as national brands such as Hovis, across South Wales and areas of the UK. The money has been spent on two single-rack ovens, which were installed last week, as well as a flow wrapper and an additional van for its fleet. “The new ovens are less labour-intensive, but we will need to take on more staff because production has gone up,” said bakery manager Julian Owen. “We will probably need around four to six people at first, but hopefully it’ll be double figures over the next 12-18 months.”“One of our major customers is Aldi and, in time, we’re looking to set up separate distribution in Swindon (Gloucestershire). At the moment, we supply around 25 stores local to Newport, but we’re hoping to expand on that.” The bakery currently employs around 60 staff, 25-30 of which are in the bakery, and makes around 1,000 deliveries a day.last_img read more

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Dead & Company Debut Dylan Cover In Rockin’ Michigan Performance [Full Audio/Review]

first_imgLast night, Dead & Company rocked Clarkston, MI for another night along their summer tour. In a similar vein as how “Deer Creek,” is more affectionately known, Pine Knob (also known as DTE Energy Music Theatre) was a great venue to see Dead & Company. Nestled amongst many trees and a couple of manmade creeks and mini-waterfalls, Bob, Billy, Mickey, John, Oteil, and Jeff all brought the best for a very special Thursday night.The first set brought the band’s standard excellence with some great moments. The show began with some jamming that eventually led into the opening notes of “Jack Straw.” Always a great opener, this version was unique in that it had an uncharacteristic reggae jam before the final chorus. And after this mellow rhythm, the rocking “Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down!” sounded even more powerful than usual. It was a great way to start the show. Other stellar moments of the first set included a nice “Friend of the Devil” and a “Sugaree” that made for a great sing-a-long, as well as the band’s debut cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” By the time “Sugaree” was played, most fans had finally overcome the massively long lines to enter and were in the venue, filling the lawn and leaving no blade of grass untrodden. Thus, the sing-a-long was fun. “Don’t Ease Me In” closed out the set, and the set itself wasn’t too unfamiliar of a first set the Grateful Dead could have played twenty-five years ago at this same venue.Where the first set was fun and could have been termed pedestrian, the second set took the music to another level. Opening with “Playin’ in the Band,” it didn’t take long for Bob Weir to give the nod to the rest of the musicians signaling improvisation to follow. The jamming was dark before going into “Estimated Prophet.” It was a great rendition, and although it appeared Bobby’s head was about to fall off his shoulders the way he was shaking his head during the tune, all the musical glory goes to John Mayer. Mayer did a great job of hitting some powerful chords at the beginning of the song to denote its beginning. As the song progressed and all the lyrics faded, it was Mayer who was leading the foray into improvisational space, only to be cut short by Weir.It sounded like they would play “Eyes of the World,” but instead a fun “Cumberland Blues” followed. It was during the short jam that I first noticed how salient bassist Oteil Burbridge was by adding some very dark bass lines to the song. It was cool. The next song was “Truckin’,” and the band played a great version of the national treasure of the United States Congress followed. A brief return to “Playin’ in the Band” then led to “Drums” which was very short but interesting because Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on the various percussion instruments. It was certainly a fun moment.“Space” had some cool reverb effects from Mayer, who was sitting in front of his amplifier making some crazy sounds and noises with his guitar. From “Space” they went into “The Wheel.” A fun version that had some reggae influences at the end (in the way that Weir has done before with Ratdog), they went into a choice cover with The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The set culminated with a rocking “Casey Jones.” Finally, the band played a quick “Johnny B. Goode,” and with no encore, that was the end of the night.All things considered, the show was fantastic. The venue was beautiful, the Deadheads were congenial, and most importantly the music was Dead. The band will hit up Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Fenway Park in Boston before heading out West. Be sure to catch Dead and Company if they come around your area. Or better yet, road trip to somewhere they are playing!Check out full audio recording of the performance, courtesy of taper Jeff Frank.Check out the full setlist below, as well as video highlights and a gallery from Ojeda Photography.Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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