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SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgC & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ten things you didn’t know about Andries Pretorius

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED 9. He enjoys taking trips around Wales when he gets the chance and has been to Snowdonia and North Wales, although he is braver than many tourists. “If I’m driving along and see a lake, I jump in.”10. While he’s keen to jump into lakes, he’s not so keen to give surfing a go in the northern hemisphere. He’d get on his board a lot in Durban, but the water’s too cold for him here! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Forward momentum: Andries Pretorius, who qualifies to play for Wales in June, pictured on the charge for the BluesCARDIFF BLUES’ South Africa-born back-rower Andries Pretorius qualifies for Wales on residency this summer, but here are a few facts about him you probably don’t know…1. He’s currently reading Jonny Wilkinson’s autobiography and says: “It sounds like he’s got a little bit of OCD.” He’s also a big fan of Bear Grylls’s “phenomenal book” Mud, Sweat and Tears.2. He can play at blindside or No 8, but says: “I prefer eight because of the freedom it gives you. I like the responsibility that comes from playing eight and the opportunity to hang back and pick lines better.”Good mate: Wales captain Sam Warburton with the Triple Crown3. He’s good friends with Wales captain Sam Warburton and the pair’s work ethic is very similar. “I set really high standards for myself and even when it’s raining and miserable I want to do extras after training. I also like to watch games and see what other teams are doing well. Sam’s like that too; we’re constantly trying to improve and that’s why we get on.”4. Born in Nelspruit, South Africa, Pretorius spent a lot of his youth in the local mountains camping and fishing with friends – and had some interesting adventures. They once came across a mountain lion and he says: “That was a tricky situation but I think it was more scared of us than we were of it.” The group also found a human jaw bone once and had to take the police to it.5. His most embarrassing moment came when he left his MacBook outside for four days when he went on his stag do to Edinburgh only to come home and find that it had rained while he’d been away so the laptop was broken. “The boys thought that was funny,” he says.center_img 6. His toughest opponent to date has been Harlequins openside flanker Maurie Fa’asavalu, who is “such a good ball-carrier and works really hard”, but next season he thinks he’ll have trouble with a more familiar face as Casey Laulala is leaving the Blues for Munster.Surfing: A warm-weather hobby!7. Pretorius is a qualified electrician in South Africa but can’t yet work in that field in the UK. He needs learn the different protocols in Britain and gain some work experience, which is something he’s looking into doing with the Welsh Rugby Players’ Association.8. When asked about the funniest thing he’s every heard on the pitch, he recalls a story told to him by Allan Lewis, his coach at Hartpury College. “A ref once said to a prop, ‘You’re boring in at the scrum’ and the prop looked at him and said, ‘You’re not that entertaining yourself’! TAGS: Cardiff Blues last_img read more

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Paul-Gordon Chandler elected 10th bishop of Wyoming

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, bishop-elect of Wyoming. Photo courtesy Diocese of Wyoming[Diocese of Wyoming] The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler was elected on Sept. 19 to be the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming. Chandler succeeds the Rt. Rev. John S. Smylie upon his retirement in 2021.Chandler is the rector of the Anglican Church in Qatar (The Church of the Epiphany & The Anglican Center) in the Persian Gulf, a church that hosts 85 other church congregations of varying sizes, in addition to its own. Serving as an appointed mission partner with The Episcopal Church, he is an Episcopal priest, author, peace builder and art curator. He grew up in Senegal, West Africa, and has lived and worked around the world in leadership roles with The Episcopal Church, faith-based publishing, the arts and Christian relief and development agencies. He is also the founding president of Caravan, an international peace building nonprofit closely associated with The Episcopal Church that uses the arts to build sustainable peace around the world and which has held several strategic interreligious art exhibitions throughout Wyoming.Chandler was elected on the second ballot out of a field of three nominees. He received 52 votes of 89 cast in the lay order and 53 of 70 cast in the clergy order. The electing convention was held at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming.The bishop-elect addressed the convention attendees via Zoom from Qatar, where he is in a brief quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns because of his recent visit to the United States.“I’ve never had a day like this,” he said. “I am profoundly humbled and look forward to serving with all of you.”Chandler thanked “everyone who had prayed during the election process.” And he emphasized, “I will appreciate the privilege of working alongside you.”The Electing Convention had many changes due to COVID-19. Only designated voters were allowed to attend. The convention was livestreamed through Facebook, and voting was done by electronic means.The election requires consent from the majority of diocesan bishops and standing committees. Assuming that consent is received, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is scheduled to ordain Chandler as the 10th bishop of Wyoming on Feb. 13, 2021, in Casper, Wyoming.The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming is made up of 46 churches with approximately 6,500 members throughout the state of Wyoming.The other nominees were the Rev. David Duprey, an active-duty Navy chaplain, and the Rev. Mary Erickson, associate priest at St. John’s Church in Jackson, Wyoming.More information can be found at diowy.org. Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Elections, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska People Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Paul-Gordon Chandler elected 10th bishop of Wyoming Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Sep 21, 2020 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

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Christians have an alternative to Obamacare: Medi-Share

first_img Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 26, 2017 at 10:18 am Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Trump administration’s first effort to reform, repeal or replace Obamacare failed on Friday. President Trump apparently intends to try again, but no one knows when or if the next effort will succeed.This is bad news for Americans who are facing increasing premiums and super-high deductibles. This deadly combination is making Affordable Care Act insurance nearly unaffordable.But an alternative with lower premiums and lower deductibles is available to those who qualify.  It is called Medi-Share.Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing ministry designed for Christians who agree on a specific set of biblical values and lifestyles. Medi-Share has more than 280,000 members. Members are exempt from penalties and taxes associated with health care reform laws. And members pay less for their healthcare.Since 1993, members have shared more than $1.1 billion in medical expenses. And members have saved an additional $587 million in medical costs by using Medi-Share’s network of healthcare providers.And members now have access to MDLive, a FREE 24-hour telehealth service providing virtual care anytime, anywhere.How does it work?First, Medi-Share is not insurance so they do not use insurance terms.  Instead of monthly “premiums” each member contributes a pre-determined “Monthly Share.”  The amount of the Monthly Share is based upon the age of the oldest person in the family, the number of family members, and the “Annual Household Portion” selected by the member.The average monthly share cost is about $350 a month for a family.  Members can chose Annual Household Portions of $1,250, $2,500, $3,750, $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000.Compare those to the annual deductibles offered by Obamacare plans.Members have flexibility in choosing doctors. Members have access to a large network of more than half a million medical providers.Members show their membership card each time they visit the doctor. Medical providers send the bills to Medi-Share who determines which bills are eligible for sharing according to member-approved guidelines.Use this link to learn more about Medi-Share.Medi-Share, a program of Christian Care Ministry, is a member-based, healthcare-sharing program in which Christians voluntarily and directly share financial resources to pay one another’s medical expenses. Medi-Share is not health insurance; since its inception in 1993, members have faithfully shared their resources to pay all eligible medical expenses. Please enter your name here March 26, 2017 at 11:32 am TAGSMedi-Share Previous article3 Homemade Pizza Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 30 MinutesNext articleWhen Success Becomes a Catastrophe Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Please enter your comment!center_img Well, I just had the best laugh! I watched Judge Jeanine Pirro’s video on Fox and her ranting and raving on and on and on about her calling for Paul Ryan’s resignation and her blaming Ryan for the failed Trumpcare! Now she doesn’t put any blame on Trump at all, and she defends him BIG TIME! She blasts Paul Ryan and wants him to resign! This is so entertaining to me! Yes, Ms. Pirro, you go girl, time for Paul Ryan to resign, I actually agree with you on this one! Hahahahahaha!!!!! I got so sick of watching Ryan sitting there behind Trump laughing, smirking, and grinning like a chessie cat when talking about erasing the healthcare of the American people. Boy, his smirk got wiped right off his silly face! Now he is the whipping boy! Resign Paul Ryan! How can a man with such big beautiful blue eyes have such a cruel heart????? Time to go! As well as I remember, he didn’t want the job anyway, but was talked into it. Also Tillerson said he didn’t want the job he’s got either. LOL!!! Falling like flies………. 3 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 26, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply Mama Mia Yes, Rex Tillerson said he did not want the job (Secretary of State) and that he did not seek the job! He said he planned on retiring and going to the ranch, and be with his grandkids, but his wife said,” that you are supposed to do it! ” He said she pointed her finger in his face (LOL) and told him that God was not through with him yet! OMG, this is too funny! I guess she must be a feminist! LOL!!!! I guess it is true, the hand the rocks the cradle rules the world………LOL Wow, they are actually basing health care on religion……??? So if a person is of another religion they don’t qualify for Medi- Share? Sounds rather discriminatory to me…….also who ensures that the ministry is not “cooking the books” and that all who need payment for their medical needs get it??? Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki

first_img G.DeSIGN, Takeyuki Gaino 2013 “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNobuo ArakiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on January 14, 2014Cite: “House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki” 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save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 stream House in Daizawa / Nobuo ArakiSave this projectSaveHouse in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki Save this picture!© Shimizu Ken+ 11 Share Lighting: Architects: Nobuo Araki Area Area of this architecture project Japan CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466440/house-in-daizawa-nobuo-araki Clipboard Year:  Photographscenter_img Facility:SH, Koji Nagai, Shu NagasawaGeneral Constructor:Watanabetomi CorporationSite Area:165.37 m2Total Floor Area:111.15 m2Country:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shimizu Ken – A House with Self-Standing Wall -Save this picture!© Shimizu KenSituated in a calm residential area of Setagaya, Tokyo, the rectangular house faces southward, with a garden at the rear. Several meters in front of the house, a concrete wall has been constructed to provide sufficient privacy to the glass-façade house, while retaining a sense of openness.Save this picture!Concept SectionThe wall functions in three different ways. First and foremost, it impedes the line of sight from the street. Secondly, it acts as a gate to the residential area. The gate, a human scale opening in the wall, is reminiscent of the entrance to a traditional Japanese tearoom. And thirdly, the space between the wall and the house creates an open porch which can be used in private.Save this picture!© Shimizu KenThe area in front of the wall is paved with concrete for use as a parking space. Several slabs protrude at different heights to create barriers, whilst a separate section offers weather protection for bicycles.  Save this picture!© Shimizu KenFrom inside the house, the residents can enjoy the views of both the porch to the south, and the garden to the north. With no partition on the first floor, there is a constant feeling of openness. The house receives natural light from various sources throughout the day: direct sun light from the south; gentle, diffused light from the north; and light entering through a square opening in the ceiling. The nature of the three types of light that enter the space is changing constantly throughout the day.Project gallerySee allShow lessAJ’s Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay GapArchitecture NewsCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSelected Projects Share photographs:  Shimizu KenPhotographs:  Shimizu Ken Area:  66 m² Area:  66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki On&Off, Shinji Yamaguchi Structure: Year:  Houses 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466440/house-in-daizawa-nobuo-araki Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

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Revolut sees 59% spike in charity donations during lockdown

first_img Advertisement Revolut sees 59% spike in charity donations during lockdown Tagged with: COVID-19 Finance Individual giving Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Data from digital banking alternative Revolut has revealed a spike in charitable donations across all age groups, regional areas, and different causes since lockdown began in March.The data has been gathered from 3 million UK Revolut customers, comparing stats from January and February 2020 to data since Covid-19 began to impact UK consumers from 1 March 2020.The average amount given through Revolut Donations increased across all age groups, by an average of 59%. Those in older age brackets gave significantly more than they did prior to lockdown, with the biggest rise seen in those aged 50+, where donation amounts rose by 147%. Those aged 41-45 increased their average donation amount by 91% and those between 46-50 by 75%.Younger donors also increased their giving. Gen Z gave an average of 13% more per donation, while those aged 26-30 increased their average donation amount by 8% and those aged 31-35 by 23%.Lockdown has seen a number of new charity partners added to Revolut Donations, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Trussell Trust. Donations to these two charities have reached over £660,000 across Europe, and £125,000 in the UK in a matter of weeks, it says.Of the longstanding charities listed on Revolut Donations, support for Save the Children (22%), IGLA Europe (15%) and Movember (2%) also rose during the time period.The data also showed strong regional variations in donation amount rises across UK cities with Edinburgh residents increasing average donation amounts by 313%. This was followed by Sheffield (177%), Belfast (168%) and Cambridge (159%).Outside of the Revolut Donations feature, spending analysis on Revolut cards shows the average transaction volume for Change.org rose by 355%, driven by consumer support of families and individuals struck by the virus, while Virgin Money Giving saw an average transaction increase of 112% – largely down to the #5for5 and #runforheroes campaigns. JustGiving transaction values grew by 93%, with many looking to support veteran hero Captain Tom Moore.Revolut’s data also shows that reaching out to loved ones through online services also increased with purchases at online flower delivery services Bloom&Wild (127%), Serenata Flowers (108%) and Freddie’s Flowers (95%) all rising. Card and gift services Funky Pigeon (60%) and Thortful (19%) also saw a rise since the beginning of March.  819 total views,  2 views today  820 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 23 April 2020 | Newslast_img read more

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McGuire cherishes opportunity to make difference in his hometown

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Armic Systems owner Ryan McGuire has been named one of the recipients of Odessa Under 40. The Odessa Under 40 event has been scheduled for June 29 at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome. After he graduated from Odessa High School in 2010, Ryan McGuire was ready to experience life away from his hometown. McGuire and his girlfriend at the time, Paige, who is now his wife, moved to Lubbock after he accepted a job at Bank of America with intentions of enrolling at Texas Tech in the future. About a year after working at the Bank of America in Lubbock, McGuire received an opportunity at the bank’s branch in Odessa. “When we were growing up, especially high school age, a lot of people were satisfied with where they were raised,” McGuire said. “They don’t see any of the beauty and all they can think is ‘I can’t wait to get the heck out of here.’ My wife and I had a little bit of that kind of attitude back in the day.” McGuire and his wife returned to their hometown with the mindset of improving life for their family and the rest of the community. In early 2017, McGuire finalized paperwork to start Armic Systems, which focuses on digital marketing. He also serves as the chairman for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and he’s on the board for the Odessa Arts. “Whenever we decided to move back to Odessa, it was such a serious conversation,” McGuire said. “We thought if we are going to do this. We aren’t playing around. We are getting involved and we are really going to make the most of this.” As a 26-year-old, McGuire will be one of 20 recipients to be honored during the third annual Odessa Under 40 Awards Gala at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. McGuire found out about three months ago that he had been nominated to receive an Odessa Under 40 award. He discovered about six weeks ago that he would be one of the 20 honorees. “I felt incredibly blessed that a friend that nominated me would have done so in the first place and then even more so that I was going to be recognized in this way,” McGuire said. “This is really something special. The work that you do isn’t all for recognition, but when it does happen, the majority of us feel appreciated.” McGuire and wife got married in 2015. He said the stakes to ensure the quality of life for his family increased after the birth of their daughter. Ryan and Paige McGuire have a year-and-a-half-old daughter named Emma. Until their daughter is old enough to attend school, McGuire said his wife is a stay-at-home mother. He said after that Paige McGuire will re-enter the workforce. “(Me and my wife) really try to stay in the moment and think about the future,” McGuire said. “We both think about what kind of impact can we have on the community and what can we do to make this the place where our daughter will be proud to call home.” By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Local News Pinterest McGuire cherishes opportunity to make difference in his hometown Facebook Facebook Previous articleAgriculture committee discusses future goals (copy)Next articleDeception Road Takes Viewers On A Thrill of A Ride Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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What are the HR secrets of a successful dotcom?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. What are the HR secrets of a successful dotcom?On 4 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today The dotcom companies that have survived and gone on to thrive are thosewhich have put in place formal HR practices and strategies, according to thefindings of new research by the Involvement and Participation Association andEquity Incentives. But while the research shows evidence of widespread use of high commitmentmanagement practices, it also shows that the implementation of bundled HRprocedures tends to be ad hoc and unstructured, especially in a company’s earlyyears. “An HR strategy is rarely a concern when a dotcom business is launchedand is only likely to become worthy of attention some 18 months to two yearsinto its life,” says Graham Dietz of the IPA and one of the authors of thereport. “CEOs often express regret at this oversight. Each of our casestudy firms [featured in the report] has slowly formalised its employment involvementinitiatives, coming to resemble more ordered, traditional firms.” The findings were reported on at an event introduced by the DTI’s Ministerof State for Employment Relations, Alan Johnson, who stated that it is possibleto have proper HR structures in place and maintain the freedom “whichallows creativity and innovation to flourish”. “An HR structure does not have to mean autocratic practices,” heexplains. “Implementation of modern management practices can help createthe right work environment that will secure the future of the business andensure success is lasting and enduring.” Such random adoption of practices and strategies was also borne out byresponses in the field of employee consultation. Although 70 per cent of respondentsreported using informal employee consultation “as and when required”,it proved impossible to assess the quality of this or how effective it was atmaking staff feel involved in their work. “There are what we call black holes of indefinable, unclassifiable,informal employee consultation going on at dotcoms that, it seems, cannot becaptured by conventional industrial relations research designs,” saysDietz. The trigger for the research was a discussion between the IPA and EquityIncentives – the latter interested in the extent of financial participationsuch as share options and profit-sharing schemes. It shows that dotcoms are farmore adventurous in their use of financial schemes than the national average,and are often three times more likely to run them in the first place. Seventy-four per cent of the dotcom respondents run schemes for managers and63 per cent for non-management employees. However, when asked why they operatesuch schemes, all gave the response, “because everyone else does”. Other findings showed that 70 per cent are working more than 40 hours aweek, with the mean at 51 hours. A third of respondents reported working over60 hours a week, with two clocking up 80 plus hours. Trade unions have yet topenetrate the dotcom sector with no respondent companies recognising a union. A total of 225 UK-owned and UK-based e-businesses were randomly chosen andcontacted for the research by the IPA. However, only 37 of the 225 companiessubmitted usable responses, giving an overall rate of 17 per cent. Twenty-fivecompanies declined the invitation to participate and, indicative of the dotcomcrash of the last 12 months, 10 companies had ceased trading when the IPAcontacted them one month later. “Dotcoms must realise that people management is critical for businesssuccess, and hence bring in HR expertise to manage change and implementstrategy. Interestingly, investors seem to want to impose order and structureon firms in or around the 18-month to two-year stage,” says Dietz. The report costs £10 and can be purchased from the IPA by calling 020-73548040. To read a case study from the report see Staying Alive in the DotcomBubble at www.personneltoday.com/features.The DTI has a link to the research on its e-business support website at www.beyondbricks.comPopular practices– Informal solicitation of staff feedback on decisions– Relatively inclusive decision-making procedures andopportunities for staff input, notably team briefings and even formal jointconsultative committees– Staff training– Employee share ownershipLess common practices– Formal performance appraisals– Profit-related pay– Policies guaranteeing employment security Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Angio/Interventional Radiologist

first_imgThe Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at theUniversity of Maryland is recruiting an additional attendingphysician at an Assistant / Associate Professor level, appointed bythe University of Maryland School of Medicine. Applicants shouldhave a strong record of academic excellence with an interestteaching and in clinical research. The ideal candidate should beseveral years out of fellowship. The Division will include six fulltime attending physicians, four ACGME approved fellows withapproved transition to both the Integrated Interventional RadiologyResidency and the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency,residents, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants. Thefaculty staffs three hospitals including the University of MarylandMedical Center, and a freestanding outpatient clinic. The range ofprocedures offered is broad, including but not limited to venousand arterial interventions, all manner of oncologic, hepatobiliary,urologic, mesenteric, pediatric and trauma interventions, dialysiscare as well as venous and enteric access. The Division hasundergone a complete replacement of all interventional imagingequipment. The three dedicated body interventional rooms at theUniversity are two Siemens Zeego units, and a Toshiba HybridAngio/CT room, two additional Bi-plane Siemens suites are shared.The Division maintains a research coordinator and currently leadsor participates in numerous externally sponsored research trials aswell as defining internally funded projects. The educationalprogram includes dedicated teaching of residents and fellowsthrough case-based and didactic and hands-on means, as well asjournal clubs. Interested parties should forward their curriculumvitae to Dr. Stephen Lowe at [email protected] or fax to 410-328-3168.All applicants must be ABR certified and fellowship trained.The University of Maryland Baltimore is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protectedveterans are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :All applicants must be ABR certified and fellowship trained.last_img read more

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