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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Buy-to-let returns are plunging. Here’s where I’d invest my money instead

first_imgBuy-to-let returns are plunging. Here’s where I’d invest my money instead 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Investing in buy-to-let property used to be a sure-fire way to generate a passive income stream.However, over the past few years, it has become harder and harder to make money from rental property.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…Several factors have contributed to this outcome.Falling returnsA decade ago, many regions in the UK offered double-digit buy-to-let yields. Today there’s only one region in the country where it’s still possible to get this return, according to Simply Business.As well as falling rental yields, landlords have also had to get to grips with a tidal wave of new regulation aimed at the sector. The number of new laws affecting landlords has soared 32% since 2010. That means there are now 156 pieces of legislation landlords have to comply with.These developments mean that landlords do not only have to deal with lower returns, but the chances of being fined or prosecuted have also increased.Therefore, buy-to-let is not the golden goose that it once was. As a result, it might be better for investors to seek higher returns elsewhere.The stock market could be an excellent alternative.Long-term profitsWhile it is difficult to tell which course the market will take in the short term, there’s plenty of data showing that over the long run, patient investors are well rewarded.Indeed, since 1900, UK equities have produced an annual real (after inflation) return of around 5.5%. The size of this dataset makes it extremely reliable. There are few assets that have been able to achieve a similar performance.Over the past 35 years, the FTSE 250 has produced an average annualised return of around 12%. That’s enough to turn an investment of £10,000 at inception to £653,000 today.And unlike buy-to-let, replicating this performance doesn’t require a tremendous amount of time and effort or a substantial initial investment.To match the market’s performance, all investors need to do is buy a low-cost tracker fund. The fund managers then take care of dealing with regulation and buying and selling investments. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and watch your money grow.As such, an investment in the stock market could prove to be a better investment than buy-to-let.Greater choiceInvestors also have more choice when it comes to picking stock market investments.The FTSE 250 is a great way to get exposure to the UK economy, and so is the FTSE All-Share Index. Both of these indexes are quite easy to track.If you are looking for a more international portfolio, the FTSE 100 could be a great alternative. More than 70% of the index’s profits come from overseas, and it currently supports a dividend yield of 4.6%.Investors seeking even greater diversification can buy international stocks. A handful of investment managers offer exposure to global indices like the S&P 500 with pound hedging. So, there’s no need to worry about foreign exchange movements.All in all, not only is it easier to invest in stocks than it is buy-to-let property, but they could generate better returns over the long run as well. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

BBC You and Yours discusses giving and fundraising

first_imgBBC You and Yours discusses giving and fundraising 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. BBC Radio 4’s consumer programme featured a discussion on philanthropy and will return to the subject later this week.You and Yours today featured a discussion on giving and fundraising. Studio guests were Anne Karpf, writer and sociologist, Marie Staunton, chief Executive of Plan UK, and Peter Gilheany, of The Giving Campaign. Advertisement  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Issues raised included the disappearance of selfless giving amid the rise of charity affinity programmes, the involvement of celebrities with charities, and the need for transparency and trust in charities.The presenter said that the programme would return to the issue again this week.The You and Yours Web site features links to the speakers’ organisations Web sites, plus that of the Institute of Fundraising. Unfortunately it quoted the old Web address at www.icfm.org.uk.The programme is transmitted from 12.04 to 13.00 on weekdays. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2002 | Newslast_img read more

The Skiff: Sept. 10, 2020

first_img Previous article2020 NFL Season Preview – Part 1Next articleYMCA to host virtual learning sites in Tarrant County Alexandra Lang Linkedin Twitter Linkedin The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Sept. 10, 2020By Alexandra Lang – September 10, 2020 798 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter ReddIt printVolume 119, Issue 4: Enrollment 2% below budget projectionsAlso: TCU postpones football game against SMU, Title IX complaints get new officeLoading… Facebook A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes center_img The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Facebook The Skiff: April 8, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ + posts ReddIt The Skiff: April 1, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Life in Fort Worth Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders representatives arrested in Greece, then freed on bail pending trial for “insult”

first_img News “This is an absurd and senseless charge. By making that gesture, we were in no way attacking the Olympic spirit, or Greece. We were simply protesting against the policy being carried out in China during this period of intensifying repression.” Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Three Reporters Without Borders representatives, arrested yesterday for unfurling a banner showing the Olympic rings transformed into handcuffs at the official Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in Olympia, Greece, have been freed on bail pending trial on 29 May in Pyrgos (80 km from Olympia).They are charged with “insulting national symbols” under article 361 of the Greek criminal code, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison or a fine.“This is an absurd and senseless charge,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By making this gesture, we were in no way attacking the Olympic spirit or Greece. We were simply protesting against the policy being carried out in China during this period of heightened repression. We also wanted to brandish the threat of a boycott of the Olympic Games opening ceremony, an initiative we support, and to encourage the International Olympic Committee to urge the Chinese government to respect human rights as called for under the Olympic Charter.”The three Reporters Without Borders three representatives will hold a news conference today at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on their arrival on Olympic Airlines flight OA201 from Athens, which is scheduled to land at 12:05 pm. March 12, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more March 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders representatives arrested in Greece, then freed on bail pending trial for “insult” June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Centre Opposes Plea For Life Ban On MPs/MLAs On Conviction In Criminal Cases, At Par With Public Servants

first_imgTop StoriesCentre Opposes Plea For Life Ban On MPs/MLAs On Conviction In Criminal Cases, At Par With Public Servants Mehal Jain3 Dec 2020 4:14 AMShare This – xIn its affidavit before the Supreme Court, the Centre has opposed the plea to debar the persons convicted in criminal cases, whether people’s representatives, public servants or members of judiciary, uniformly from the legislature, the executive and the judiciary for life.The affidavit was filed in response to a 2017 application by Supreme Court advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn its affidavit before the Supreme Court, the Centre has opposed the plea to debar the persons convicted in criminal cases, whether people’s representatives, public servants or members of judiciary, uniformly from the legislature, the executive and the judiciary for life.The affidavit was filed in response to a 2017 application by Supreme Court advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking amendment of his prayers in an earlier writ petition.Opposing the plea for life ban, the affidavit submits that the premise underlying the prayer appears to be the discrimination claimed to be existing between the public servants who are debarred from the services for life time if convicted of offences punishable under various provisions of various laws such as the IPC, PMLA, Protection of Civil Rights Act, UAPA, FERA, NDPS etc and the legislator who is disqualified for the stated offences only for a period specified in the are RPA.The affidavit urges that the petitioner is now seeking to declare the vires of section 8(1)(ii), 8(2) and 8(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act (on the period of disqualification on conviction for certain offences) and sever the same from section 9(1) of the said Act (providing Disqualification for dismissal for corruption or disloyalty for 5 years from the date of dismissal). The petitioner has also sought to add further prayers, directing the respondents to take appropriate steps to debar the person convicted for the offences specified in section 8(1), 8(2), 8(3) and 9(1) of the RPA from contesting the MLA or MP elections, forming a political party or becoming office bearer of a political party.It is stated that the application is devoid of any merits and does not justify the challenge to the vires of the statutory provisions under the RPA- “The amendment application does not indicate existence of any conclusive and factual material to substantiate the contention that the said provisions under challenge are unconstitutional and ultra wires”.At the outset, it is submitted that the prayer in the original writ petition has already sought uniform action against convicted persons from the legislature, executive and judiciary in the form of debarring them from their respective fields for life. Hence, the amendment as sought in the present application is not at all required and no purpose will be served by enlarging the scope and ambit of the present proceedings to the extent of entertaining a challenge to the vires of the impugned provisions of the RPA.It is stated that there are no specific ‘service conditions’ laid down in respect of elected representatives albeit, the fact that the people’s representatives are public servants. “The elected representatives are ordinarily bound by the oath that they have taken to serve the citizens of their constituency in particular and in the country in general. Their conduct is bound by propriety, good conscience and they are expected to generally work in the interest of the nation. They are bound by the disqualifications in terms of the RPA as well as in the various directions and precedents as laid down by the Supreme Court from time to time”, it is argued.It is submitted that the elected representatives are not above the law and equally bound by the provisions of various statutes in force. The offences, as defined in the IPC or in any other laws for the time being in force, are applicable to elected representatives also. It is submitted that there is no apparent discrimination between public servants and elected representatives in so far as any offences committed by either are concerned.”In so far as the conditions of service of public servants, not being elected representatives, is concerned, the same is regulated by the respective service laws, including recruitment rules etc. Thus, there is no justification for the challenge to the vires of the said provisions of the RP Act, as made out in the amendment application”, it is averred.The Centre advanced that in any case, the five judge bench of the Supreme Court in the landmark judgement in Public Interest Foundation v. Union of India has held that the prescription as regards provisions for disqualification is complete in view of the language employed in section 7(b) and section 8 and 10A (Disqualification for failure to lodge account of election expenses) of the RPA.”The Supreme Court has further held that the legislature has very clearly enumerated the grounds for disqualification in the Act and the language of the said provision gives no room for any new ground to be added or introduced. The issue that is sought to be raised by the petitioner in the present matter by way of an amendment application has already been addressed to some extent by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has not remained oblivious to the issue of criminalisation of politics and has proceeded to issue certain directions to spend in the democratic set up. It will not be out of place to mention that the present petitioner was also one of the petitioners in the said matter”,it is suggested.Next Storylast_img read more

MY STRUGGLE, GOD’S GLORY: Deal collects stories of hope through trials

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Email the author You Might Like Burning Bush Cowboy Church hosts Chuck Wagon Cook-off Saturday Wrangler B.B. Palmer doesn’t have a chuck wagon but he has cowboy boots and that’s enough to qualify him to… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration As God’s plan was revealed to Deal, he began to better understand that plan for him.“This book was not going to be my story. It was going to be much bigger than that,” he said.Deal began to offer those at his place of work, ALFA, at his church , Ariton Baptist Church and to family and friends the opportunity to tell the stories of the worst days of their lives. He also reached out through social media.“I didn’t know how many people would respond,” he said. “It could be more stories than I could handle or fewer than I needed. But 40 people agreed to tell the stories of the worst days of their lives.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen MY STRUGGLE, GOD’S GLORY: Deal collects stories of hope through trials Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Deal realized that his struggles and his overcoming of them could be encouragement and, perhaps, inspiration to others. He considered writing a book and sharing the stories of his worst days and of finding hope and peace in God.But God had other plans for Boyd Deal.“Instead of writing a book about my personal struggles, God lead me to share the struggles of others and tell their stories of how God brought them through the worst times of their lives,” Deal said. Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2019 Forty Days. Biblical?“Perhaps,” Deal said with a smile. “God’s hand was in this in every way.”And, that was evident in the stories that were shared so openly, so honestly and with such conviction.“Forty stories, 15 different testimonies,” Deal said. “There are stories about death and destruction, about divorce and depression. About addictions and financial despair, about suicide and child abuse, about illnesses and personal loss.”In explaining to one lady that he was interested in people sharing their stories of the worst days in their lives, she responded with “Worst days? What about the worst season of your life?”“I realized that many of us don’t just have worst days, we have worst seasons,” he said. “But God will be with us through our worst days and worst seasons. Through it all.”The stories shared with Deal were told though the written word. Telling the stories orally would have been limiting.“Writing their words down on paper helped contributors do better at tell their stories,” he said. “Putting the words on paper and seeing them allowed the writers to make changes, to clarify things or say things in a different way. But most importantly, putting their stories down on paper was therapeutic.”Deal said it is often hard for some people to imagine what it feels like to be hopeless, alone and desperate. His hope is that, through the words of the writers, their feelings will be conveyed and even understood.Deal titled his book, “My Struggles, His Glory: Personal Stories of Finding Hope & Peace in God.”The stories told are about the struggles the writers have endured but, more importantly, the stories are about overcoming those struggles.“The book is about hope and praise,” Deal said. “My desire is for readers to feel the pain and suffering the writers have endured. But, even more importantly, I hope the readers can see the way God redeemed the writers from the worst times in their lives.”Deal said his goal in writing “My Struggle, His Glory” is to allow Christians to use their personal struggles to be messengers of hope, encouragement and faith for those going through difficult times.“I want people to know God is with them even when they may not feel His presence,” he said. “I know that from personal experience as do the 40 people who graciously volunteered to share their stories of overcoming their struggles in ‘My Struggle, His Glory.’”Deal said a person’s greatest accomplishment in life may not be what he or she does.“Their greatest accomplish may be what God does through someone else because of them,” he said. “My hope is that these 40 stories so openly and honestly shared will make a difference in the lives of others.” By Jaine Treadwell Boyd Deal’s life has not been without its worst moments.And, those moments have not been few.Deal has been through the storms. He has found himself in the valleys of life. But he has also found that, through God, the painful events in his life have made him a better person. And, that through it all, there is a mountain top. Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. 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Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday at Pioneer Museum

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host Pioneer Days on Friday and Saturday and those days are traditionally fun and educational for the entire family.Barbara Tatom, museum director, said so it will be again this year.“Pioneer Days will feature old-time demonstrations, storytelling for the kids and the young at heart,” she said. “We will have the dulcimer players on the grounds and a circuit riding preacher in the Log Church and, of course, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama will be open with thousands of artifacts for viewing.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 8:52 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dilmore is one of the most accomplished chuck wagon cooks on the circuit. He has won many awards for his chuck wagon cooking, including Reserve Grand Champion honors at the Arkansas State Championship and the Texas State Fair. He is the reserve grand champion of the Vidalia Onion Festival Chuck Wagon Cook-off. He has won awards for his biscuits, beans and meat and is a three-time winner for his scalloped potatoes.Dilmore of Cottondale, Florida, cooks as a hobby. His first “hobby” was barbecue and then Dutch oven cooking. But he got burned out on that, so to speak.“I needed a new challenge and that’s when I got into chuck wagon cooking,” he said. “It’s like Dutch oven cooking but it’s different. Dutch oven cooking is mainly a main dish and dessert.  Chuck wagon cooking is a meat, bread, potatoes, beans and dessert.”At Pioneer Days, Dilmore will not cook a full meal, rather a sampling of a dessert on Friday and of his scalloped potatoes on Saturday. “Everything on his wagon is authentic and will be of interest,” Tatom said. “We are looking forward to having Forrest Dilmore at Pioneer Days and to learning more about the history of the chuck wagons and chuck wagon cooking and the role they played in settling the Old West.”Pioneer Days makes it possible to step back in time, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and enjoy the simpler way of life on an Alabama fall day. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday at Pioneer Museumcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article And, this year, Pioneer Days also will feature Forrest Dilmore and his chuck wagon.“Chuck wagons were the first food trucks,” Tatom said. “Chuck wagons brought good cooking to workers on the move. We usually associate chuck wagons with cowboys and the Old West.”And that will be the flavor that Dilmore and his chuck wagon bring to Pioneer Days. You Might Like Pike County United Appeal opens Halloween photo costume contest The Pike County United Appeal is inviting all Pike Countians to participate in a fun Halloween Photo Contest that is… read morelast_img read more

Virginia faces first time March Madness finalist Texas Tech

first_imgApril 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Virginia faces first time March Madness finalist Texas Tech Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTuelekZa/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The stage is set for Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship.The final will feature an unexpected matchup between No. 1 seed Virginia and No. 3 seed Texas Tech.The game will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis beginning at 9:20 p.m. ET.For more on both teams’ road to the final, watch the video below:Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Kukui to face license review

first_imgAsked about problems with queuing outside the club, she blamed council policy that refused the club permission to allow smokers to use the club’s terrace.She said, “due to the council not allowing us to use our terrace for smoking we are forced to put smokers at the front of the venue which is always going to have an effect on queuing options.”She claimed that Oxford police had voiced support for Kukui’s opposition to the council ban and had agreed that allowing smoking on the terrace “would alleviate any possible issues with regards to queuing”.Many students have expressed similar concerns to those voiced by the authoritties.One second-year student spoke of the violence that had taken place within the club, as well as the issues of long queues and overcrowding, but added that closing the club was an unnecessary step. The student said,“there are a lot of fights and stuff at Kukui, and the queues are always huge. I don’t think they need to close it down though.”Kukui is the third Oxford club to have faced a licensing hearing recently.Last April, Imperial was forced to close for six weeks and fire its premises supervisor, after a licensing review was called by police and health and safety officials.Among the issues raised were an incident of mass brawling, dangerous electrical wiring and the fact that traces of cocaine had been found in the toilets.Bridge was also reviewed last year after police complained about “the number of crime and disorder incidents at the premises”, and was forced to exchange glasses for plastic cups.The official licensing review of the club is to be conducted in Oxford Town Hall, on February 26th. Kukui nightclub is facing a licence review following complaints that the club is failing to address crime and disorder taking place on the premises and is neglecting public safety issues.Police have expressed concerns that Kukui is neglecting these important matters and have therefore forced Kukui to face a compulsory review of its licence. The review could result in the club having to close.Last term saw two serious glassing incidents at the pacific island themed club on Park End Street. Both incidents resulted in hospital treatment for those involved.Since Kukui’s opening in August, police have been called out 22 times.Police licensing officer Tony Cope told the Oxford Mail “Thames Valley Police has had meetings with the management on several occasions to express concerns”, and that the local force felt that “due to the seriousness, rather than the number of incidents, a review of the licence is the only option left to address these issues.”A spokeswoman for Kukui said that the two glassing incidents had “been handled in the perfect manner”, and added that the club had now gone seven weeks without a violent incident.She denied that the club was in danger of being closed down, stating that, “the licensing officer has told us that we are not even on the radar as a problem club”.She said of the license review that “revocation” was extremely unlike, saying “the licensing authority has confirmed to us that revocation is not their intention, as have the council”.The press office for Oxford City Council said that problems surrounding capacity had been another issue involved in the decision to call a licensing hearing.However, Kukui’s spokesperson denied that the club was frequently overcrowded, commenting that “we do not run Kukui at capacity because it affects the level of service that we try to achieve.”last_img read more