Cathy Baylor


first_imgCathy S. Baylor, 66 of Milan passed away Friday December 9, 2016 at West Chester UC Hospital in West Chester, Ohio.  Cathy was born Wednesday August 23, 1950 in Bartholomew County, Indiana the daughter of Earl and Betty (Joy) Brown.  She married Jack N. Baylor March 17, 1977 and he survives.  She had been a former employee of both Arvin and Cummins in Columbus.  She was a member of the East Columbus Christian Church.  She liked horseback riding, loved all animals, liked to sew and crochet and was an avid reader, and liked spending time with her family that she loved most of all.  Cathy had battled with kidney dialysis the last 10 years.Cathy is survived by husband, Jack, daughters Kimberly Mahoney (Allen Ford) of Clifford, Indiana and Jackie Baylor of Milan, brothers Darwin (Alice) Brown and Gary (Jean) Brown, grandchildren Kayla Schultz and Alexis Smith, great grandchildren Aaron and Allen Smith, sister and brothers in law, nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by son Christopher Bass, great grandson Landon Reynolds, and her parents.Funeral services will be at 10AM Wednesday December 14, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery at Milan.  Visitation will be Tuesday 5-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to either the Ripley County Humane Society or Milan Fire Dept.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with Cathy’s arrangements.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Lewandowski strikes season’s 44th goal


first_imgRobert Lewandowski’s remarkable goal-scoring exploits at Bayern Munich in 2019-20 have seen him record a new personal best, with a 44th goal of the season netted in a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen.The reigning German champions were back at their record-setting best on Saturday, having initially been given an early scare. Hansi Flick’s side fell behind inside nine minutes, but recovered quickly to once again assert their dominance over a domestic rival.Lewandowski once again got in on the act, as he has on a regular basis throughout the current campaign.In some ways it can be considered a surprise that it took 66 minutes for him to trouble the scorers.Once the target was found, though, the prolific Poland international was able to celebrate raising an individual bar that he has already set at a height that few can compete with.Lewandowski has reached the 40-goal mark in five successive seasons, with 235 efforts recorded in total for Bayern across just 279 appearances. He is once again up to 30 in the Bundesliga this term, which represents the third time he has hit that tally – and the first since 2016-17.Only the legendary Gerd Muller can claim to be able to better that return from Lewandowski, having breached the 30-goal mark on five occasions.It is, however, the fact that he now has 44 across all competitions that will be giving Lewandowski the greatest satisfaction, as he has risen above the haul he recorded in the aforementioned 2016-17 campaign.His talismanic efforts have also helped Bayern to re-write history once more.The free-scoring Bavarian giants have now plundered 90 goals across 30 games in 2019-20, with no Bundesliga side having ever been as destructive. Flick is the one giving Bayern the freedom to go out and express themselves in devastating fashion.He has also added an entry to the record books that a star-studded side have ripped up on a regular basis this season.Flick has spent 20 games at the Bayern helm, with a standing taken up back at the top of the Bundesliga table under his guidance.The vast majority of opponents have been blown away during his tenure, with a record number of goals scored during the early months of his Bundesliga reign.RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBayern MunichBundesligaRobert Lewandowskilast_img read more

‘Joelyn’ Joseph second at UCI World Masters Cycling Championship


first_imgTWO-TIME Olympian James ‘Joelyn’ Joseph, one of Guyana’s top cyclists from yesteryear, is still flying the Golden Arrowhead overseas, having copped a second- and a third-place finish at this year’s UCI World Masters Cycling Championship in Los Angeles, USA.Joseph, who hails from Linden and represented Guyana at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, competed with some of the world’s most outstanding cyclists, some of whom he would have been familiar with throughout his illustrious career on the saddle.Reports emanating from LA state that on Sunday, Joseph was second in the 20-lap scratch (bunch), in a race where the winner broke away and lapped the field.James, according to reports, rode a masterful race which saw him break away with twelve to go in pursuit of the eventual winner but did not connect with him.On Monday, Joseph, racing in the 500m time trials, clocked 36.088 secs which was good enough for the third spot on the podium, behind USA’s David Wilmott (35.915 secs) and winner, American Kurt Sato (34.936 secs).last_img read more

Implementation of new insurance laws has implications – GTM Chairman


first_imgThe GTM employees who were awarded for their outstanding contributions and achievements…as company records $1.93B profit in 2018The recent implementation of the Insurance Act 2016 is causing major setbacks for local insurance companies, according to the Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Life Insurance Company Limited (GTM).The Insurance Act of 2016 and its supporting Regulations of 2018 took effect mid-last year.At the company’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Chairman Ram L Singh spoke of the factors that have influenced the performance and operation of the company.“The myriad of new requirements have had and will continue to have significant and profound implications for your company financially and operationally well into the future,” he told stakeholders at the Georgetown Club.The Chairman pointed to Note No. 48 of the Insurance Act, which sets a limit on investments for statutory fund requirements. “Though the Insurance Act gives an implementation of five years from the date of the Act came into force, the implication for all companies carrying on long-term business in nonetheless far-reaching,” he noted.Singh explained that a key investment requirement for any insurance company, especially life insurance companies, was viable, secure long-term investments. GTM currently has substantial investments in shares of large entities such as Banks DIH Limited; Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL); Republic Bank Guyana Limited and Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).The Chairman noted that some of the equity in these companies was pledged towards the statutory funds.“The new regulations seek to limit the equity pledged to a paltry 20 per cent of the statutory fund. If your company is to comply, it will need to dispose of millions of shares in companies that are considered in the investment world as ‘blue chip’ or reliable high- quality investments. With the unavailability of alternative sources of viable secure long-term investments, liquidating these shares means your company would now have billions of dollars in deposits earning far lower rates of return,” he told shareholders.Singh went on to outline that beyond the issue of excess liquidity and unnecessary exposure to low-yielding returns, the sudden disposal of large amount of shares in a company would inevitably have negative repercussions for the company’s share price and value. Moreover, three or four insurance companies disposing of their shares in these large companies would, according to the Chairman, not only be devastating but catastrophic for those companies.In fact, he disclosed that the 24 per cent appreciation in value of GTM from $10.31 billion to $12.78 billion at the end of December 2018 was a direct result of increased share prices from these investments. This, he added, contributed to the company’s “favourable performance” as reflected in its accounts.Financial positionTurning his attention to the company’s financial position, Singh revealed that GTM’s total income for 2018 was pegged at $1.93 billion, which is $124 million more than the previous year. At the end of December 2018, the company’s asset base increased by $2.47 billion. This 23.97 per cent growth over 2017’s figure is as a result of the increase in value of non-current assets and improved share values of the local companies in which GTM invested.Further, the company’s insurance premiums written, unlike 2017, recorded a growth of $133.76 million or 7.74 per cent in 2018. After the payment of reinsurance, GTM’s net premium growth was $121.67 million over 2017.Meanwhile, of the company’s 1.86 billion insurance premiums written last year, Guyana continues to be the top contributor with $899 million or 48 per cent, followed by St Lucia with $589 million or 32 per cent and Grenada with $281 million or 15 per cent.According to the Chairman, GTM settled some $568 million in insurance claims during 2018 compared to $461 million paid out in 2017.“The increase is a direct result of claims association with routine health, car, surgeries and treatment of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, renal failure and heart-related illness. As opposed to being a cause for alarm at this stage, an increase in the use of health-care services is seen as the growing awareness of the importance of preventative health care which provides an opportunity to expand your company’s health insurance portfolio,” he told the shareholders.On the other hand, Singh explained that concerted efforts were made to aggressively manage expenditures and as such, a decline in management expenses was recorded. Notwithstanding this, however, he noted that the new Insurance Act and its attendant Regulations required the introduction of additional positions at senior levels.“Steep increases in insurance levies to fund operation of the insurance regulator’s office and charges that are not imposed by other regulators in other territories in which your company operates, run counter to the regulator’s call for cost efficiency. Nonetheless, the Board of Directors working in collaboration with management have taken steps to comply and have already established a fully functional Compliance Department and identified persons for the positions of Risk Officer and Client Ombudsman,” he added.As customary at its Annual General Meetings, GTM also recognised its staff for their contributions and achievements over the past year.GTM Chairman Ram L Singhlast_img read more

COLÁISTE AILIGH’S FIRST 5K THIS TUESDAY


first_imgTake your place on the starting line to mark the Coláiste Ailigh inaugural 5k on Tuesday April 1 at 7pm.Registration takes place from 5.30pm at the school sports hall.Adults €8, €5 students and €20 for a family of 4. COLÁISTE AILIGH’S FIRST 5K THIS TUESDAY was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kColaiste Ailighlast_img read more