Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Anglican World magazine relaunches

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Br. James Teets BSG says: Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Comments (3) Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Fr. Phillip Ayers says: November 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm I welcome this good news that Anglican World will again come to inform us of the life and times throughout the worldwide Communion! It always was a most useful tool, and I for one have greatly missed it. I will subscribe immediately, and I send best wishes to its editors!(Br.) James Teets BSG, CanonDirector of Public RelationsThe Brotherhood of Saint Gregory November 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm Glad to see this periodical revived. I always enjoyed it in the old days. I’m going to subscribe and went to the website to do that; I only hope my American credit card went through!As disheartened as some of us are about the Communion, we’re still very much a part of it (as is ACNA, through their association with the Southern Cone?) and pray that “we all may be one.” It’s odd that we use that prayer when speaking about other faith communities, while in our own Anglican Communion we’re so very fractured. Help us, Good Lord! Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Events 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By ACNS staffPosted Nov 14, 2012 Katerina Whitley says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has spoken about the ‘state of the Communion’ in the official magazine of the Anglican Communion, relaunched at the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting in New Zealand.Writing in the first edition of Anglican World magazine, Williams said he “hopes and prays” the Communion will always be in the ‘state’ that he describes: one in which “the Church works to uncover the image of God in those around them.”Jan Butter, Anglican Communion director of communications, announces the relaunch of Anglican World at the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo/ACNSThe article, in the magazine’s Last Word section, is one of Archbishop Williams’ final messages in his role as spiritual head of the Communion. He steps down on December 31, 2012 to be succeeded as Archbishop of Canterbury by Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Justin Welby.Co-editor of the magazine and Director for Communications of the Anglican Communion Jan Butter said he was delighted the magazine was relaunched in time for Archbishop Williams’ to write a farewell to the Communion.“Anglican World has always been an important vehicle for the Anglican Communion to hear from its members,” he said. “So I was thrilled that Archbishop Williams could use the magazine to share a message with Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world.“As well as an overview of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in New Zealand, and other articles from around the Communion, the next edition will feature an article on the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; someone with rich experience of the Anglican Communion.”This redesigned, full colour magazine is the latest in a line of publications—stretching back to Pan Anglican magazine in the 1940s—designed to keep Anglicans around the world up to date with all the latest Communion news and information. It was put on hold in 2007 because of production costs.“We have held the cost of the magazine at 2007 prices,” said Mr Butter, “only £10 for a year’s subscription—four editions. We’re confident that sufficient Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world will subscribe, enabling us to break even. If we make a profit then we hope to produce Anglican World in French and Spanish too.”As well as Anglican Communion news plus articles on the Canterbury bishop’s course, Anglican youth in Brazil, and churches tackling gender-based violence, this first edition of Anglican World is also inviting members of the Anglican Communion to take part in a photography competition on the theme of The Spirit of the Anglican Communion.To see a preview of Anglican World magazine visit http://bit.ly/SLIs4P To subscribe magazine visit the online shop of the Anglican Communion Office at http://bit.ly/TIsB8g Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Archbishop of Canterbury Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing November 23, 2012 at 7:56 am How sad it has been to see so many good publications disappear from our communion that is reputed to have memberships with high levels of education. I am delighted to hear that Anglican World will be revived. Let us hope it begins a new trend of excellent Anglican/Episcopal magazines. I will subscribe. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican World magazine relaunches Issue bids farewell to one archbishop of Canterbury, welcomes the next Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Prop Kyle Sinckler scores Harlequins match winner from 45m out

first_imgThursday May 5, 2016 Prop Kyle Sinckler scores Harlequins match winner from 45m out Harlequins beat London Irish 32-25 in an entertaining match at the Madejski Stadium at the weekend, with prop Kyle Sinckler scoring a vital try with fifteen minutes to spare. The win for Quins meant that the Exiles would be relegated from the Premiership for the first time.Sinckler broke through one tackle then sprinted away to score with relative ease, looking every bit at home sprinting away from oppositio defenders. The dive to score was a fitting finishing touch.Teammate Tim Visser was also impressed.Sinckler’s effort was included in the Premiership’s batch of best tries for the week, featuring Ross Chisholm, Bryce Heem, Jeff Williams and the always brilliant, Telusa Veainu.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sevens from Heaven – The Fiji 7s Olympic Gold Story

first_imgWednesday Nov 30, 2016 Sevens from Heaven – The Fiji 7s Olympic Gold Story A fascinating new documentary telling the extraordinary story of the Fiji Sevens team has been released by HSBC, World Rugby Sevens title sponsor. The 17-minute feature documents Fiji’s journey to their first medal of any colour at the Olympics, as they won Gold in Rio. Despite a population of just 900,000, Fiji are the number one ranked 7s team in the world and this year followed through on that ranking as they blew away all before them in Rio with a sensational brand of 7s rugby, some might argue the likes of which has rarely been seen.‘Sevens from Heaven’ looks at how this humble nation conquered the rugby world to win the HSBC World Sevens Series for the third time, in May, and then go on to take Gold in the summer.The documentary provides previously unseen footage of the men’s and women’s teams, including the incredible training techniques that develop Fiji’s uniquely skilful style of play.From gruelling training on the island’s towering sand dunes to skills honed at a young age playing rugby with coconuts and bottles.Fiji coach Ben Ryan said of the documentary: “It’s a great and unique story, like fast bowlers from the West Indies or sprinters from Jamaica that go on to dominate the world.“These teams are continually achieving incredible results against teams that are more developed and have more support. This film seeks to tell that story and it is an honour to be part of bringing these incredible scenes to the world.“When we showed the first edit of the film to the team in our training camp in Chile before flying to Brazil, it brought genuine tears to their eyes and I’m certain helped to inspire their incredible performance in Rio.”The release of the film comes on the eve of the start of the new HSBC Wold Rugby Sevens Series, which kicks off in Dubai this Friday, 2nd December.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Action Planning announce sixth annual ‘Funding the Future’ conference

first_img  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Action Planning announce sixth annual ‘Funding the Future’ conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising consultancy Action Planning will run this year’s ‘Funding the Future’ conference on 5 December in London. The event will feature leading statutory, lottery and trust funders, together with six Government Ministers.The morning of the one-day event features 40 presentations in plenary session from statutory, lottery and trust funders, and then a choice of seven afternoon streams covering specialised fields of charitable work.‘Funding the Future’ is organised in association with acevo, Third Sector, UK Fundraising and CAF. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The morning plenary session includes presentations from Third Sector Minister, Phil Hope MP; Big Lottery Fund Policy Director, Gerald Oppenheim; Chair of the Charity Commission, Dame Suzi Leather; and Enterprise Director of acevo, Peter Kyle.The seven after streams are:* Health and Social Care with the Health Minister, Ivan Lewis MP, the Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders, grant-making trusts – plus DH briefing on hospice funding. * Community Regeneration and Social Change with Communities Minister, Baroness Andrews, the Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders and grant-making charitable trusts. * Children and Young People with DCSF lead Minister for the third sector, Kevin Brennan MP, BBC Children in Need Chief Executive, David Ramsden, Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders and grant-making trusts. * Arts and Heritage with the Culture Minister, the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, grant-making trusts, and ./guidance on raising funds from America* International Development with Shahid Malik MP, lead Minister for NGO funding in DFID, the Big Lottery Fund, grant-making charitable trusts and ./guidance on raising funds from America. * The Environment featuring the Big Lottery Fund and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, with which it is working to distribute funds, grant-making charitable trusts and ./guidance on raising funds from America.* Faith-based organistions with the Director of the Henry Smith Charity, Richard Hopgood, Futurebuilders and grant-making charitable trusts. The fee for the day is £145, including VAT, lunch, presentation materials and the networking reception.last_img read more

Free advertising still on offer

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There is still time for charities to avail of a free advertising campaign which is on offer from Ocean Advertising and JC Decaux in Ireland.The advertising firm and the outdoor site owner have teamed up to offer five charities a one-off ad made by Ocean, to be carried on a prominent JC Decaux poster site in Dublin for one month. The campaigns will begin in July and run through to October.So far, 50 charities have sent in submissions, and the creative team at Ocean have already been meeting some applicants to find out more about their needs and priorities. Applications are still welcome at www.ocean.ie/charity.Tim Hurles, Ocean’s creative director, said the idea came about when staff were discussing how to mark the agency’s fifth birthday.‘‘Obviously, we talked about parties and outdoor events and I’m sure we will do something, but it seemed a bit vacuous,” said Hurles.‘‘We wanted to do something to showcase our own creativity and, from there, we had the idea to offer this to a charity.”The value of the package is around €10,000 per ad, with the media exposure valued at €3,000 and account management and creative development valued at around €7,000 per ad.Hurles himself has worked for British charity Save the Children. ‘‘People talk about compassion fatigue, but I don’t think that’s a real issue,” he said.‘‘I do think there’s a need for charities to get their message across in a new way, and without being patronising to the people you are trying to help.”www.ocean.ie/charity. Howard Lake | 23 June 2008 | News Free advertising still on offer About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

UK Fundraising – curation training 20120312 300×250

first_imgUK Fundraising – curation training 20120312 300×250 Howard Lake | 31 January 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  7 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Former Cathaoirleach dies from Motor Neuron Disease

first_imgWhatsApp New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanDan Neville TDKieran O’Donnell TDLimerick City and County CouncilMary HartyMinister Michael NoonanMotor Neuron Facebook Linkedin O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Email Printcenter_img Advertisement Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick NewsFormer Cathaoirleach dies from Motor Neuron DiseaseBy John Keogh – August 28, 2014 909 Former Limerick Cathaoirleach Mary Harty, who died from Motor Neuron Disease this week. Picture: Brian Arthur/Press 22Former Limerick Cathaoirleach Mary Harty, who died from Motor Neuron Disease this week. Picture: Brian Arthur/Press 22THE former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Mary Harty, passed away on Wednesday, August 27 in her home surrounded by her family.Mary, from Nicker, Pallasgreen, was in her mid fifties and had been battling Motor Neuron Disease since 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Only last week, she took part in an ice bucket challenge along with some 60 other people in her home to raise awareness of the disease.Mary was diagnosed with MND in 2012 when she was still serving as Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council; she retired from the council earlier this year due to her condition, which had left her wheelchair-bound and unable to speak.The former Fine Gael councillor also taught at Nicker National School for more than 30 years and retired late last year.Mary was the third female Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council when she was elected in 2011; she was first elected to the council in 1999 and retained her seat until her retirement.Tributes have been pouring in from across the county.The current Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, described Mary as a warm person and a wonderful politician “who bore her illness with great bravery, calmness and dignity”.“Sadly, we lost Mary far too young. It is so poignant that she lost her battle against Motor Neuron Disease this week when there’s a huge campaign underway raise awareness of this terrible disease. Despite her illness, Mary still turned up to all council meetings right to the very end.”The Fianna Fáil councillor added: “I would like to offer my sincere sympathies to her family on behalf of myself and the elected members, management and staff of Limerick City and County Council.”A special meeting of the council will be held in the coming days to allow members to pay tribute to Mary.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan expressed his sympathies to Mary’s sisters Carmel and Siobhán and her brother Eamonn.He said: “Mary was a close personal friend.  She was a very warm, caring person and these attributes were the hallmark of her political career, her career as a teacher and her relationship with her family and friends.”Limerick TD Kieran O’Donnell said Mary was a very capable person, who “represented the interests of her people with great skill and dedication”.“She was a rock within her community and a source of great strength for all. The way that she faced her illness was inspiring to all of us who knew her. She was deeply respected by her colleagues in politics across Limerick and beyond. Her passing will be deeply felt by the wider Fine Gael family,” added Deputy O’Donnell.Fellow Limerick Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said Mary’s tenure as Cathaoirleach was described by colleagues and council officials as “distinguished”.He continued: “Mary worked tirelessly for her constituents and many of them who have contacted my constituency office have spoken of Mary’s ability always to have time to listen to people and take on board their needs and do whatever was in her power to assist them.”The late Mary Harty will be reposing at her home this Thursday August 28 from 4pm to 8pm; requiem mass will be held at Nicker Church this Friday August 29 at 11am. Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Previous article‘Great Streets’ scheme paints Limerick in a new lightNext articleMan further detained over €450,000 drugs find John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick city centre gets a deep cleanlast_img read more

Cratloe’s ancient oaks may flourish once more

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Junior Soccer action returns this weekendNext articleThe Window in Heaven’s Gable Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatcenter_img Email TAGSClareCratloe WoodsEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list NewsEnvironmentCratloe’s ancient oaks may flourish once moreBy Bernie English – January 7, 2020 659 Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Cllr Cathal Crowe at the Barrly-Thomous Bridge on the outskirts of Cratloe Woods.PLANS are afoot to restore the magnificent oak woods of Cratloe to their former glory.Local councillor Cathal Crowe, who is the current Mayor of Clare, has been having talks with senior officials of Coillte with the view to having the native species of Sessile Oak, replanted in large sections of the woods.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “For many decades, Coillte have operated a commercial forest, covering more than 700 hectares at Cratloe. The main crop planted there are fast-growing softwood conifers and in the last three years large quantities of these have been felled,” he said.“Coillte are currently working towards replanting the sections of the forest that have been felled and I have asked them to give serious consideration to reintroducing the native oak trees that once thrived in Cratloe.”The woods are historic in themselves as Cratloe oak beams were used in the construction of many landmark buildings including the Houses of Parliament in Westminister and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.It has also been said that the oak timbers were used to construct the hull of Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar. Closer to home, beams from Cratloe Woods were used in the construction of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick City.“In the case of the Houses of Parliament in London, it can be said that seismic moments in world history have unfolded beneath its ‘Cratloe’ roof. In the House of Commons chamber, two world wars have been declared and the partition of the Ireland was approved.“In the adjoining Westminster Hall deceased members of the royal family have lain in state and Scotland’s William Wallace was famously tried for treason, all beneath a roof constructed with Cratloe Oak,” Mayor Crowe said.“It’s an absolute shame that for centuries the beautiful oaks of Cratloe have been obliterated without any replanting whatsoever. Only a small copse of native trees now survive but within this copse could lie a very sustainable solution to rejuvenating oak trees in the wider area.“Coillte officials have intimated that acorns from this copse could be collected and brought to one of their seeding nurseries. Cultivated saplings from these acorns would contain the DNA of their ancient parent trees and as a result would have a resilience to various diseases that are common in trees.“This method of rejuvenation would also ensure that the new oaks in Cratloe would be very authentic progeny of their famous ancestors,”last_img read more

Husband of NYPD officer says he’s ‘lost’ after learning of alleged plot to kill him

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A New York man said he was shocked beyond measure when he discovered that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, allegedly hired a hit man to kill him.“I can’t believe it. I’m still in shock,” Isaiah Carvalho told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview airing Wednesday. “I’m still lost over this whole thing and I’m trying to process everything.”“We didn’t have like a heated custody battle. We were about to reach an agreement, so I don’t see why she would attempt to do this to me, or to my son for that matter,” he added.Carvalho, 32, said five months had passed since he filed for divorce from his wife, New York Police Department officer Valerie Cincinelli, but he never thought the relationship could get as bad as it did.Federal investigators said Cincinelli, a 12-year-veteran of the force, paid her boyfriend $7,000 to help her hire a hit man to kill Carvalho and the boyfriend’s teenage daughter. Instead, her boyfriend reported her to police and agreed to help them gather evidence against her, according to court records.Authorities broke the news to Carvalho last week, revealing that his wife had allegedly been plotting to kill him since February.“They told me, ‘We don’t know how to tell you this, but your wife put a hit out on you.’ And my first response was, ‘Where’s my son?’” Carvalho recalled. “They told me what they told me … and they’re like, ‘We need your help. We’re gonna need you to do something for us in order to further our investigation.’”“They ended up taking me to an undisclosed location and had me fake my death and took pictures of it,” he added.He said police took gruesome photos of him pretending to be dead — an act he says took an emotional toll on him.“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever had to experience,” he said. “They had me sit in my car. They put glass on the floor and all over me, and had me hunch over into the passenger seat.”Authorities used photos of the staged crime scene to convince 34-year-old Cincinelli that her plan had succeeded, court records show.A Suffolk County detective went to Cincinelli’s Long Island home at around 10 a.m. last Friday — as a part of an FBI ruse — to notify her about their investigation into her estranged husband’s death.An undercover FBI agent sent her a text message about an hour later, purportedly from the killer. It included a photo of the supposed murder scene and an instruction to send an additional $3,000 to kill the boyfriend’s daughter.She immediately began talking about an alibi with her boyfriend, who was cooperating with the FBI, and ordered him to delete their text conversations, according to the records.That’s when authorities moved in to arrest her. She was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and was being held without bail as of early Wednesday.Cincinelli’s family came to her defense earlier this week. Her father said he believes she’s being set up by the boyfriend, but he declined to disclose the man’s identity.“I don’t know what happened, but I do know my daughter and I knew this was not true when I first heard it,” Louis Cincinelli told ABC News. “She was going out with some wacko pathological liar who had her locked up once before, saying that she pulled a gun on him and threatened to kill him, but then he went to court and said in open court, he recanted it and said he had made it up. Now … she throws this bum out again and two weeks later this happens.”Cincinelli and Carvalho have active restraining orders out against each other — a matter he declined to discuss.Carvalho said he doesn’t “have anything to say about” about Cincinelli’s father’s accusations, but does have one question for his estranged wife: “Why?”“I didn’t want to believe it, but apparently it’s true,” Carvalho said. “I didn’t think she would be capable of it, but now I don’t put anything past her.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more