Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is a reinsurance company underwriting various classes of reinsurance for companies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company covers reinsurance for the short-term and long-term business sectors. Its short-term business division offers motor, marine, aviation, fire and accident reinsurance products. Its long-term business division offers individual and group life reinsurance products. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited also has interests in property acquisition and management; including office buildings for rent and the development of office properties and housing projects. The company was founded in 1970 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nestle Nigeria Plc ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Bitcoin price breaks $10,000! I’d invest in this FTSE 100 growth stock instead

first_img Last week, we saw the Bitcoin price rise above $10,000. This marks a remarkable turnaround from the sell-off we saw in March. The price dipped below $5,000 as part of a global asset sell-off due to fears around the coronavirus. During the same period, we’ve also seen the FTSE 100 bounce back, with some exciting growth stocks outperforming the index. So which looks the more attractive to invest in now?Don’t be fooled by the Bitcoin priceAs quickly as the Bitcoin price can rally, it can also fall. This was highlighted last Tuesday when the price dropped around 6% in a few minutes. There seems to be no fundamental reason for this drop, other than being attributed to a bulk sale of coins. If the fall had coincided with comments from a government or central bank, or as a reaction to an economic data release, then I’d understand. Broadly, we can attribute some of the 100% returns since March to positive risk sentiment. But the rest leaves me scratching my head.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…From that point of view, I don’t like to invest in something that I can’t attribute moves to, so I will be staying away from Bitcoin despite the price rally. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to make double or triple digit returns though. Growth stocks within the FTSE 100 still offer great opportunities for investors to make high profits. As publicly listed companies, you can really get a feel for the inner workings of a company. This allows you to get a feel for share price moves a lot more.Profits available from growth stocksA good example of a growth stock is Halma (LSE: HLMA). The FTSE 100 firm manufactures life-saving products ranging from smoke alarms to key safety systems. It already has a worldwide presence via acquisitions that allow the firm to benefit from a diversified revenue stream. The share price is actually up this year, despite the overall FTSE 100 index being down. It’s up around 8%, despite seeing a 25% tumble in the March sell-off. In a recent trading update, profit for the year that ended in March was said to be on plan (around £265m).In my opinion, the firm will continue to perform strongly for the current financial year for two reasons. First, safety products are a need, not a want, for clients of Halma. Regulations mean that demand should remain resilient for the firm, despite the downtrend in economic activity globally.Second, Halma owns businesses that operate in the medical sector. One example is Cardios, which makes blood pressure monitors. Without trying to take advantage of the terrible pandemic we’re seeing, it’s logical to assume that Halma will see continuing demand as health spending remains a priority globally.Halma is just one example of a growth stock that I think could register double-digit share price returns this year. It should do this in a much more predictable and steady way than Bitcoin, which is why I’ll be sticking to stocks. The Bitcoin price breaks $10,000! I’d invest in this FTSE 100 growth stock instead Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith does not own shares in any firm mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. 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. 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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. 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 8th June, 2020 | More on: HLMA last_img read more

Purdue Weed Science Field Days Starting Friday to Feature Research Sites

first_img Purdue Extension will host weed science field days at three Indiana locations beginning Friday (June 27) for farmers and others who apply herbicides.The field days, held by Purdue’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, will provide participants with tours of two Palmer amaranth weed research sites and one waterhemp weed research site. The tours will showcase the latest research on how to control the weeds in corn and soybeans and will include presentations by weed researchers.For the June 27 and July 1 field days, participants can receive continuing education units for certified crop advisers and/or continuing certification credits for Indiana commercial pesticide applicators.Dates and locations:* Friday (June 27), 9 a.m. to noon EDT: Purdue Palmer amaranth research site at the intersection of 900 E. and 800 N., Twelve Mile. Registration can be found at  The fee is $25, and attendance is limited to 100 people.* July 1, 9 a.m. to noon EDT: Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8348 U.S. 231, south of Lafayette. Registration can be found at* July 29, 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CDT:  Purdue Palmer amaranth research site, 15627 Old Henderson Road, Evansville. This event will be held in conjunction with Bayer Cropscience’s Respect the Rotation program.For more information, contact Lisa Gross at 765-494-9871.Along with Purdue’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and several herbicide and adjuvant manufacturers are sponsoring these educational programs. Source: Purdue Ag Communications Purdue Weed Science Field Days Starting Friday to Feature Research Sites By Andy Eubank – Jun 24, 2014 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Weed Science Field Days Starting Friday to Feature Research Sites SHARE Previous articleState Fair Accepting Donations for Celebration of ChampionsNext articleIndiana Cattleman Attends Elite Beef Industry Conference Andy Eubank SHARElast_img read more

NCGA Analysis: $89 Per Acre Loss for 2020 Corn due to…

first_img SHARE NCGA Analysis: $89 Per Acre Loss for 2020 Corn due to COVID-19 By NAFB News Service – Jun 14, 2020 Previous articleUK Wants a Quick Deal with the USNext article$89 Per Acre Loss for 2020 Corn due to COVID-19 on the HAT Monday Podcast NAFB News Service A new analysis from the National Corn Growers Association projects a drastic drop in 2020 revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest analysis projects a $59 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop and an $89 per acre average revenue decline for 2020, compared to pre-COVID-19 projections.NCGA First Vice President John Linder, a farmer from Ohio, says that would place 2020 crop year corn revenue at its lowest level since 2006.“The impact of COVID-19 on corn markets has been pretty stressful to corn farmers. It obviously begins with the marketing of the remaining stored 2019 corn crop which declined tremendously in value. And, that impact was an average of $59 an acre and I’m sure for some in certain regions, that could be closer to $100 an acre loss on the 2019 stored crop.”The analysis was conducted by Dr. Gary Schnitkey of the University of Illinois using projections for 2019, 2020, and 2021 for pre-COVID and post-COVID scenarios. It follows a previous analysis built on market numbers to date, along with estimates of state-level impacts.Linder says the results show residual impacts from COVID-19 on corn prices are likely to persist into 2021 and possibly beyond.“This is going to have a long tail. It doesn’t curve off in 2020, the losses get greater and 2021 doesn’t show a lot of promise without a lot of recovery. So, we need to be very engaged with Congress. What risk management NCGA has worked on for so many years to keep farmers in a good place has not been able to keep pace with the loss that COVID-19 has brought on to us.”NCGA shared the results with lawmakers this week. Linder says congress needs to take additional steps to help farmers further mitigate the impact of the pandemic.“It’s an awareness letter at this point to begin a conversation on the potential for future relief. The COVID-19 payments that they have given out, and the availability for agriculture to participate in that, it’s not a revenue that makes anybody whole. And, farmers are still having pain from 2019. What’s happened so far hasn’t been really enough to make the impact to make balance sheets very pretty going forward.”Linder, who serves on NCGA’s COVID-19 Task Force, says work by NCGA and others will continue to help lead agriculture through the pandemic.“As I think about going forward, boy, it’s not going to be easy, but we’ve been here in the past. Farmers are traditionally optimistic, and we appreciate their engagement with us. We’d love to hear from our membership, as well as, we’re representing 300,000 corn farmers in the United States. We are very deeply engaged in the conversations that need to be had. Certainly, welcome them to reach out to us and share their story so we can share it as we go forward on their behalf.”Learn more and find the analysis online at Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Analysis: $89 Per Acre Loss for 2020 Corn due to COVID-19 SHARElast_img read more

Pasadena Chamber Invites You to Travel in Style

first_imgCover Story Pasadena Chamber Invites You to Travel in Style From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 12, 2015 | 5:40 pm Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday It’s never too early to plan your travel destinations for next year and cross out more lines on those bucket lists. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is already offering 3 exciting travel packages for Pasadenas this 2015, with great discounts if you are to book as early as now.If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like under the Tuscan sun, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce offers a 10-day trip to Europe, featuring visits to Rome, Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis, Montecatini Terme, Siena, San Gimignano, and Florence.The regular double rate is $3,399, but if you book now, you get $250 off, and can grab a deal for $3,149 per person, which already includes round trip airfare from Los Angeles, bus travel between destinations and to and from attractions, English-speaking guides, admission to venues and activities, 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners.The trip departs from Los Angeles on March 12 and will return on the 21st. Travelers will be checked into Crowne Plaza at St. Peters Rome, Hotel Ercolini and Savi in Montecatini, and Cardinal Hotel St. Peter, in Rome.For those who want to explore Europe by water, you can also avail of the Blue Danube Adventure on October 20 to 28, featuring 9 days of breathtaking sights, sounds, and food.For $3,669 per person, you can avail of airfare from L.A., transfers to your 5-star luxury cruiser, meals, drinks, and more.Travelers can revel in the sights of Budapest, Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city known as the home to severan UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, which is the second oldest railway in the world. You’ll also get to experience Bratislava, Austria’s vibrant ‘City of Music’, Vienna, the vibrant hillsides of Dürnstein, and drift down the Danube River to Linz, Regensburg, and Nuremberg.For those who plan to travel later in the year, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce also offers a 13-day excursion to Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Hartley’s Crocodile Farm, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Cruise, and Fiji.The $4,349 fee includes round trip airfare from L.A., hotels, tour and destination fees, meals. Guests will be accommodated at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in Cairns, Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour in Sydney, and Westin Denerau Island Resort and Spa in Nadi, Fiji.You can also get a $400 discount per person if you book now.For more information on these amazing travel deals and to view the full brochure and details of every trip, visit or contact Leanne Waggoner at (626) 795-3355 or email [email protected] First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Anganwadi Workers Don’t Hold A Civil Post; CAT Wouldn’t Have The Jurisdiction To Entertain Their Petition: J&K HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAnganwadi Workers Don’t Hold A Civil Post; CAT Wouldn’t Have The Jurisdiction To Entertain Their Petition: J&K HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay18 Sep 2020 6:29 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (17th September) ruled that since Anganwadi workers do not hold a civil post, they do not come within the purview of Section 14 of the CAT Act, and that the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain their petition.The Single Bench of Ali Mohammad Magrey was hearing a plea seeking direction to the respondents to issue the engagement…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?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (17th September) ruled that since Anganwadi workers do not hold a civil post, they do not come within the purview of Section 14 of the CAT Act, and that the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain their petition.The Single Bench of Ali Mohammad Magrey was hearing a plea seeking direction to the respondents to issue the engagement order for the post of Aganwadi Worker in ward 13 with further direction for quashing of engagement order No. 1 of 2017 dated 20.06.2017. The petition, in short, was related to recruitment as Anganwadi worker.When this petition was taken up by the High Court, the Court was considering whether it needed to be transferred to the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu (the Tribunal).The Counsel for the Petitioner submitted that Anganwadi helpers neither constitute a service, nor do they hold civil posts.Therefore, the Counsel argued that recruitment thereto or any matter in relation to recruitment thereto or even any service matter concerning thereto would not fall within the purview of the provisions contained under Chapters III and V of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (the CAT Act), especially Sections 14, 15, 28 and 29 thereof, and, consequently, the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain this petition.Court’s ObservationWhile relying on the Judgment of the Apex Court in the case of State of Assam v. Kanak Chandra Dutta AIR 1967 SC 884, the High Court observed that it is settled that appointments made under a scheme which is not of a permanent nature, and appointees, although might have continued for a long time, do not hold a civil post.Resultantly, the Court ruled,”It is held that this Court would have the jurisdiction to entertain a petition, including this petition, as a Court of the first instance in relation to recruitment and matters concerning recruitment to the position of Aganwadi worker(s) and this petition would not need to be transferred to the Tribunal.”While parting with the matter, the Court specifically observed,”It may be observed that this Court is pained to notice that this petition seeking a mandamus upon the respondents to issue the engagement order for the post of Aganwadi worker in ward-13 has remained pending for about three years now. The petitioner’s counsel has also been sloppy, inasmuch as he has not taken any steps to get it listed for hearing and disposal.” (emphasis supplied)The Court listed this petition on 04.11.2020 for final hearing.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Pike County art teacher honored

first_img Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County art teacher honored Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip She has always been drawn to creative endeavors.“I’ve always enjoy creative writing and art,” she said. “But, I wasn’t sure that it was what I should do with my life. I took a year off from college to decide what should do. I realized that I have real passion for art and that I should share that passion. I found myself thinking so hard about my future that I was thinking out loud.”What Ridgon “heard,” was that the way to share her passion for art was in the field of education.At Troy University, Larry Percy became Rigdon’s mentor. He inspired her and motivated her. He gave her the confidence that she needed to move ahead with her plans. 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 “I decided that, if he believed in me, I should believe in myself,” Rigdon said.Rigdon’s interest in art is primarily clay, painting and drawing. She has a clay piece that is in a juried exhibition.“I do love clay,” she said. “I love to form pieces and to see how they are almost transformed when they are glazed. It’s amazing.“It’s important for an artist to develop their own style. I think I have found my style with clay. I’m still developing my own style in painting and drawing. “Rigdon considers herself a realist.“I love detail,” she said. “My work is so detailed that I almost mimic a photograph. That will probably be ‘my’ style when it is fully developed.”Rigdon said that, while art is her passion, teaching is her calling.However, she accepts the fact that art is not always the class of choice for some students.“Sometimes, students take art because they think it will be an easy credit,” she said. “Some students take art because it’s all they could get at that block of time. Then, there are those who take art because they have a love for it. But, no matter why a student takes my class, it’s up to me to make sure that they get something from the class.”Ridgon said that encouragement makes all the difference.“Students will say, ‘I can’t do it. I can’t draw.’ And my greatest reward as a teacher is when on of those students comes back and says, ‘Thank you for teaching me to draw.’”Rigdon said that not all students will become professional or teaching artists, but they can all develop an appreciation for art.“My goal with all of my students is for them to develop a positive attitude toward art and an appreciation for it,” she said. “I want to give my students every possible opportunity to express themselves through art and to understand and appreciate all forms of art.“That’s my job and that’s my passion.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:20 pm Thursday, November 28, 2013 Book Nook to reopen Email the author “I love art. I love teaching and I love it here,” Rigdon said. “I could not have asked for a better school for my first teaching experience than Pike County High School. I couldn’t be happier.”Rigdon is in her second year at PCHS and said that she has really begun to settle in and PCHS feels like home.Rigdon is originally from Florala. She is a graduate of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida and Troy University. Carrie Rigdon, art teacher at Pike County High School, is the recipient of the Alabama Art Education Association’s New Professor of Art Education Award for 2013.Rigdon, who started her teaching career at PCHS as a substitute art teacher, said that she is honored to receive the award and greatly appreciates the recognition.The award is confirmation that she doing what she is supposed to be doing and she is where she is supposed to be. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Angels wanted: Salvation Army program underway About 150 angels are on the Salvation Army’s Christmas tree and about half of those have been adopted. 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New Orleans city government hit with cyberattack

first_imgCity of New Orleans(NEW ORLEANS) — The computer network that handles governmental operations for the city of New Orleans was shut down Friday by a cyberattack, city officials say.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed a declaration of emergency for the city after a ransomware attack was detected by staffers at city hall Friday morning.The perpetrators of the attack, who had not been identified, made no demands in conjunction with the attack, Cantrell said at a Friday afternoon press conference.Among those services taken offline was the city’s website at 911 service and computer-aided dispatch have not been affected by the attack, said New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.“The only difference between now and what we were doing yesterday is that we’re now documenting our reports manually,” he said. “Other than that, services remain the same, response times remain the same.”Officials were working with cybersecurity experts from the Louisiana State Police, FBI, Louisiana National Guard, and United States Secret Service to perform a forensic and technical cyber-investigation into the attack, the mayor said.Cantrell said that, to her knowledge, no city information was compromised in the incident. The attack was similar to a recent cyberattack that occurred on the state level, she said.Suspicious activity in the form of phishing emails and other malware was initially detected at around 5 a.m. Friday, with increased activity detected at around 8 a.m., officials said. Officials determined between 11-11:30 a.m. that the attack had compromised the network, at which point city hall employees were instructed over the building’s public address system to shut down and unplug their computers.No city employee had reported clicking on malware to precipitate the attack, officials said, although authorities were still investigating how the attack occurred.Collin Arnold, the city’s director of homeland security, said that the city was well-prepared for this kind of incident, as a result of recent hurricane disasters.“We can operate without internet, without the city network,” he said. “It makes it obviously more difficult, but from a public safety standpoint … we’ve trained to do that, because of hurricane season.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more