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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Tullow Oil share price too cheap to ignore?

first_img 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. Early in the pandemic shutdown, Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW) looked like it was on the verge of going bust again. Between the beginning of 2020 and the middle of March, the Tullow Oil share price plunged by a massive 88%.If ever I saw a share that was priced to go bust, that was it. Even the company itself questioned its survival prospects. While reporting a $1.7bn pre-tax loss, Tullow spoke of a “perfect storm” of low oil prices and high debt and told us it was cutting a third of its workforce. This was on 12 March, and the Tullow Oil share price touched rock bottom barely a week later.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…But since then, we’ve seen a remarkable recovery. If you managed to buy at the bottom, you’ll now be sitting on a five-bagger. We don’t see short-term profits like that very often, and Tullow Oil is perhaps the one I’d have least expected it from.The share price is more closely tied to the oil price than most. At Tullow’s lowest in March, oil was fetching around $25 per barrel. Perhaps surprisingly, as the oil price kept on falling and dipped below $20 in April, Tullow shares started to pick up again. It seems reports of the death of Tullow Oil were greatly exaggerated.Have the Tullow bulls got it right?I’ve kept well away from heavily indebted oil companies myself, after a fortunate escape with Premier Oil. But I think the bulls just might have called this one right.The crash in oil demand at the start of the Covid-19 crisis could have turned out much worse. But so far, it looks to have been relatively short-lived, and the early supply glut is easing. It’s possible we might see a second downturn, but the further we get, the less likely I think that is.I do think the Tullow Oil share price will still closely track the oil price for the rest of the year. And while that’s happening, the firm has but one goal — to avoid going under. To do that, it reckons it can operate at break-even with oil prices at around $35 or above. Right now, we’re looking at $40 a barrel. On the face of it, that’s enough to keep Tullow going, but there really isn’t much safety margin there.Still tempted by the Tullow Oil share price?The world is in dire current economic turmoil. but can still support an oil price of $40. That convinces me that, once we get out of the far side of the current crisis, sustainable oil prices will be higher than that. I’ve long thought that a long-term price of $60-$70 per barrel is likely, and I still do.Tullow does have another escape route should oil dip again in the short term — selling assets. This is very much not the time to get best prices for offloading hydrocarbon developments, but there’s a lifeline there.There’s still plenty of risk associated with the company, and it’s risk that I’m not willing to take these days. But a younger me looking for capital growth might well be jumping at the Tullow Oil share price today. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: TLW See all posts by Alan Oscroftcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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Mayor of Windermere to speak about Cuba at NORWF

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gary Bruhn, Mayor of Windermere, to speak about Cuba at NORWF November meeting.“People are boarding cruise ships and booking flights to visit Cuba and see its sights and what they want you to see,” says Gary Bruhn. “Two years ago I had the opportunity to see the way a Cuban lives. Life in Cuba is not like anything you may imagine.”Gary Bruhn, Mayor of the Town of WindermereGary Bruhn is the Mayor of the Town of Windermere and is serving his seventh term.Bruhn will speak about the authoritarian regime that effects Cuba. During his 2014 exploration into Cuba he learned of the mass devastation the Cubans deal with every day. From little to no pay, high taxes, and very poor infrastructure. Bruhn will display detailed pictures from his travels.Mayor Bruhn also serves as the Chairman of the Orange County Council of Mayors comprised of every Orange County Mayor. He is a member of the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and U.S. Army Community Advisory Board. He is a member of and the past Chairperson of the Florida League of Cities Urban Administration Legislative Committee.He is the Past Chairman of the How Shall We Grow Congress of Regional Leaders who work to create a 50 year vision of future growth comprised of seven counties and representing 3.5 million people of Central Florida. He is the Past President of the Tri-County League of Cities as well as a past member of their Board of Directors and the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors.In 2014 Bruhn received the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Sam Hovsepian Award recognizing him for his contributions, service and leadership to the community.He is retired from Lockheed Martin where he worked for almost three decades as an Information Technology Manager coordinating application maintenance and development across many program areas including missiles, space, aeronautics and homeland security. He has been married for 34 years, has lived in Windermere for 28 years and has one son.The NORWF Lunch Meeting is November 17, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, 1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712. Cost is $20.00 (includes lunch) with reservation and $25.00 without a reservation. Everyone is invited to attend. There is limited seating so please make your reservation now. Deadline is November 14.For more information and reservations, please contact Joyce Hayward at 407-463-7266 or email [email protected] Reservations can also be made on NORWF’s website at www.norwf.org. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia TAGSCubaNORWF Previous articleRun with a CopNext articleNew Tijuana Flats welcomes first customers Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img Reply Well at least some of the Cubans have some well made cars that aren’t overloaded with electrical garbage to go on the blink, and costs a fortune to repair. Good ole’ muscle cars. Looks like a 56 Chevy in the middle, maybe a 55 Chevy, not sure. My cousin had a 57 Chevy so I am certain it is not a 57, it had more of a wing design in the back on the sides. October 31, 2016 at 3:53 pm Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322295/tree-trunk-garden-house-piet-hein-eek Clipboard Projects ArchDaily 2010 Architects: Piet Hein Eek Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 21 Share Year: center_img Photographs:  Thomas MayerSave this picture!PlanRecommended ProductsWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsWoodEGGERCladding Panels in Expo Milano German PavilionSofasAndreu WorldCouvé – SofaText description provided by the architects. It sometimes happens that you are asked to produce something you have actually wanted to do for some time. A customer called and asked if we could build a log shack in his field, one that would be large enough to sit and write inside. I loved the idea from the start. Oddly enough, we’ve recently received quite a few questions about the log shack we produced years ago. Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThat shack has been added to the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. And now we’ve constructed one as a stack of logs standing in a pasture at the edge of the woods. Save this picture!© Thomas MayerNot long after that, we sold a version of the shack I had wanted to design for quite a while, this time in a different size and made of birch. As the shack began to take shape, so did the enthusiasm of all those involved in its construction or who saw it. The windows and shutters are what really make the difference. The sliding windows are fitted into specially designed frames, although “specially designed” is somewhat of an exaggeration for the simple plastic and steel profiles. Save this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessGlass Farm / MVRDVSelected ProjectsmodeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing WebinarArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322295/tree-trunk-garden-house-piet-hein-eek Clipboard The Netherlands Houses Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein EekSave this projectSaveTree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek CopyHouses•Hilversum, The Netherlands Photographs CopyAbout this officePiet Hein EekOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHilversumWoodHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on January 22, 2013Cite: “Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek” 22 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Low Budget House / Le Atelier

first_img Photographs Year:  Russia ArchDaily Save this picture!© Lucia Tolstova+ 54 Share Projects Low Budget House / Le Atelier “COPY” Houses Architects: Le Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Lucia TolstovaArchitect In Charge:Sergey Kolchin, Anastasia Kolchina, Alexander KryloffDesign Team:Sergey Kolchin, Anastasia Kolchina, Andrey AdamovichCity:MoscowCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lucia TolstovaRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Moscow neighborhood in a residential community with very high land value so we had only 45m2 site plot which was fenced by fences of neighbors. Old wooden house built in 30s located on the plot belongs to customer’s parents also the plot contains several old lime trees. Save this picture!© Lucia TolstovaThe construction budget was small (we had only 65000 euro to build the house, make finishing and buy furniture), so we were forced to find the cheapest and easy to construct solutions. The rectangular volume with a sloped from the side of existing house roof we lagged with deal boards and painted white. Save this picture!© Lucia TolstovaAlso we accented the main entrance by painting it yellow to harmonize the house with the old house. Thus this house stands out from all others houses nearby because it has clean shape and simplicity. Having said that, it should be mentioned that, despite the distinction of the house, it naturally compliments the environment. Save this picture!© Lucia TolstovaWe oriented the windows so as to show best views. Also it was important for us to place windows on both ends of each significant direction of the movement of the people in the house to illuminate them by natural light. The customer’s family consists of 5 people: 2 adults and 3 preschool age kids. The biggest part of the house space is a double height children’s room at the second floor with a space for games at the first level, a place for homework execution at the second level and small bedrooms for kids with plurality of storage places for toys and clothing. Save this picture!SectionThe master bedroom has 5 meters of ceiling height and quite spacious cloakroom for such a small house. The wall which separates kitchen from family room is covered by ornament which been drawn by kids by hand. We’ve designed this ornament especially for this house. The ornament has a feature that it can be drawn by hand and mistakes and disproportions which occur during drawing process improve graphics of an ornament. In order to be sure about ergonomics and safety of the staircase we built the staircase prototype in 1:1 scale. Save this picture!© Lucia TolstovaThe original staircase was built only after kids told us that the staircase prototype is suitable for them. To make the staircase secure we eliminated all sharp angles of it and painted all cutouts yellow. Almost all furniture in the house is built-in or custom made – this allowed to reduce the cost and use the space at a maximum efficiency.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDetails Emerge on Johnston Marklee’s Design for the Menil Drawing InstituteArchitecture NewsKengo Kuma Presents Shortlisted Design for ArtA “Civic Center” in ArnhemUnbuilt Project Share Area:  99 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/478461/low-budget-house-le-atelier Clipboard CopyHouses•Moscow, Russia 2013 Low Budget House / Le AtelierSave this projectSaveLow Budget House / Le Atelier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/478461/low-budget-house-le-atelier Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLe AtelierOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowRussiaPublished on February 20, 2014Cite: “Low Budget House / Le Atelier” 20 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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‘You can’t call yourself anti-racist if you’re not anti-imperialist’

first_imgThe following slightly edited remarks against the fascist coup in Bolivia were made by Makasi Motema on behalf of Workers World Party at a Nov. 16 protest held at Columbus Circle in New York City.  Along with WWP, the protest was sponsored by Answer, International Action Center, December 12th Movement, Party for Socialism and Liberation and La Lucha.  Makasi Motema speaks at Nov. 16 rally. Solidarity is about consistency.Solidarity is about making sure the politics you hold inside of your home match the politics you hold outside of your home.It’s about making sure the politics you hold in your community match the ones you hold outside your community.You can’t say you practice solidarity if you have one kind of politics inside your country and a different kind of politics outside your country.You can’t be an anti-racist in the U.S. unless you are an anti-imperialist overseas.That’s not consistent. That’s not what solidarity looks like.Because if you’re anti-racist, you know that the U.S. police attack, murder and lie about Black and Brown people in our streets.And if you’re anti-imperialist, you know that the U.S. military attacks, murders and lies about Black and Brown people all over the world.There is no difference.So it’s time for us on the left to get our politics right.It’s time for us on the left to get consistent.It’s time for us on the left to show solidarity.Because you can’t call yourself anti-racist if you’re not anti-imperialist.You can’t call yourself an ally of Black and Brown lives over here if you condone the overthrow of Black and Brown governments over there.You can’t speak about justice and then repeat the lies of the U.S. State Department.In order to truly understand solidarity, you must understand that when you see the words, written by the New York Times, saying, “This was not a coup;” you should also remember the words of the New York Post, saying, “He [referring to a turnstile jumper in NYC arrested by police] was reaching toward his waistband.”The people of Bolivia understand solidarity.They understand that the capitalist class will stop at nothing to steal the resources of Black, Brown and Indigenous people who dare to struggle together.They understand that white-supremacist violence does not respect borders.They understand that their fight is our fight and that our fight is their fight.That’s why, as we speak, the people of Bolivia are organizing and mobilizing.They are rallying to fight back.They are willing to do whatever they need to do to toss out the coup plotters and their imperialist masters.So what do we need to do?We here, in the imperial core, have a tremendous responsibility.We too must organize.  We too must unify our communities and our class.We too must struggle.  And we too must win.Because, and this is no exaggeration, the entire world is depending on us.The entire world hopes and prays that people of conscience within the U.S. will one day bring this great, lumbering machine of imperialism and exploitation to a grinding halt.That one day, the people of the world will have the freedom of self-determination without the threat of exploitation.But that one day will only come when we show TRUE solidarity and commit ourselves to unite, to organize, to struggle with every muscle fiber in our bodies.The choice and the responsibility are yours.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man shot in Derry

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – April 16, 2021 Twitter Previous articleCouncil to assess Rathullan’s suitability for use as deep water portNext articleVaccinated people will be allowed skip hotel quarantine News Highland Pinterest Facebook A man has been shot in Derry. The incident happened at a house in the Whitethorn Drive area of the city.Police say that shortly before 11pm, it was reported that two men forced their way inside a house and shot a male occupant a number of times in his legs.The man is currently receiving medical treatment for his wounds.An investigation is underway and anyone with any information which could assist with police enquiries is asked to contact officers at Strand Road on 101. Man shot in Derry Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Doherty back as SF Finance Spokesperson, MacLochlainn is whip

first_imgBoth Sinn Fein TDs in Donegal will sit on the party’s front bench in the current Dail period.As expected, Deputy Pearse Doherty retains his position as Finance Spokesperson, while Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has been appointed the party’s Dail whip.Deputy Mac Lochlainn will represent the party at procedural meetings in Leinster House, and will also be responsible for ensuring members adhere to the party line.He says the appointment is an honour he’s happy to accept………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pod15pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – July 2, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSerious divergences in Brexit talks – EUNext articleBallybofey operations not affected by Tyrone plans – Mulrines News Highland Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Doherty back as SF Finance Spokesperson, MacLochlainn is whiplast_img read more

All-female team of skydivers jumps to celebrate 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

first_imgHighlight Pro Skydiving TeamBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A team of all-female elite skydivers is taking to the skies to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.The 11 members of the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team will jump from the skies Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, which was the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920.“It was a moment in history that we wanted to highlight,” Melanie Curtis, co-captain of the Highlight team, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “We’re using skydiving to capture attention and then bringing that attention to social justice initiatives, to women’s rights, to gender equality, to equality at large.”Curtis and her 10 teammates will be making their fifth jump together on Tuesday in Nashville. They descend from the sky at each jump carrying flags with messages like “votes for women,” “shall not be denied” and “equality can’t wait.”Their last jump took place in July in Seneca Falls, New York, the home of the first women’s rights convention.“It was so phenomenal just to be in the presence of the place of history, where the birthplace was, and to see and be a part of this history,” said Melissa Nelson Lowe, a Highlight team member. “And it’s so exciting to be able to do something so valuable in this sport that I love and carry a message that’s so important.”The Highlight jumps, which will also take place this year in New York City and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, were supposed to be big, live events that drew hundreds or thousands of people, including young girls who could look up to the women in the sky.When the coronavirus pandemic happened, the team decided to continue to jump but to livestream their jumps so that people around the world could watch at home.“I just think about being a young girl myself and being inspired by athletes on TV and watching the Olympics,” said Nelson Lowe. “Even though we can’t have live events, I still feel that we can influence women and girls on what we’re doing and showcasing our sport.”“The suffragists also faced a global pandemic when, in 1918, they faced the Spanish Flu,” added Curtis. “The irony of us facing that now is not lost on us.”Curtis said she hopes that as people watch the Highlight team — whose uniforms are purple, white and gold, the colors of the women’s suffrage movement — they find inspiration and the courage to be “bold” and “brave,” like the leaders of the suffrage movement were a century ago.“To really get what it took to secure the right to vote for women in the U.S., it was 72 years,” she said. “It takes so long to change hearts and minds and so it takes bold, brave moves and that’s the core mission of the team, to inspire women and girls to live a bold, brave life of their own design.”“Women are underrepresented in skydiving and women are underrepresented in media and government, on boards of businesses,” Curtis added. “We see that under-representation everywhere so it’s not just skydiving for us, it’s more about those core values of what it looks like to be bold and brave and to use your voice and, right now, use your vote.”The Highlight team’s women’s rights jumps can be viewed live on the team’s Facebook page.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR must help sharpen up UK business image

first_img Previous Article Next Article Business has an appalling reputation with the British public and HRdirectors can play a major role in changing perceptions and enthusing theworkforce on wealth creation. This was the combined message from Michael Portillo MP and Digby Jones,director general of the CBI, who shared a platform as speakers at the firstPersonnel Today HR Directors Club breakfast briefing last week. Held at The Crypt, St Paul’s Cathedral, the event was supported by 75 HRdirectors from the country’s largest employer organisations who had cometogether for business inspiration and networking. Michael Portillo said there was not enough idealism in business, with fewpeople seeing the creation of wealth as a noble task. “The efficiency ofour enterprise will be hampered if we don’t have respect for theproletariat.” Digby Jones agreed employers must take the lead in improving the image ofbusiness. He also warned that in addition to public concerns about fat cat payand corporate governance, there could also be future problems with the economyover public spending and over-regulation. The Personnel Today HR Directors Club is organised specifically for seniorHR executives in organisations with 1,000-plus employees. It includes breakfastbrief-ings with guest speakers and a website – HRdirectorsclub.com – wheremembers can communicate with each other and keep up-to-date with Clubactivities. The Club is supported by six sponsors offering services to the HRprofession: Arinso, DDI, DBM, PWC, PeopleSoft and Xchanging. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. HR must help sharpen up UK business imageOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more