Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgFincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFincorp Investment Limited operates solely as an investment company that is fully owned by the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The company offers services in funds management, property investment, and specialised services in mortgaging, property investment products and property development. Fincorp Investment Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tesco’s share price is down 15% this year. Is now the time to buy the stock?

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Address Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: TSCO Tesco’s share price is down 15% this year. Is now the time to buy the stock? Tesco (LSE: TSCO) shares have produced disappointing returns for investors in 2020. Year-to-date, Tesco’s share price has fallen around 15%. Is now a good time to buy its shares, given they’re well below their 52-week highs? Let’s take a look at the investment case.Tesco’s sales have surged Tesco’s latest trading statement, issued in late June, was definitely encouraging. For the 13-week period ending 30 May, total group sales were up 8% at constant rates, while sales in the UK and ROI were up 9.2%. Growth was most marked in the online channel, with sales leaping 48.5% for the quarter as a whole.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…This level of sales growth is certainly impressive. However, unfortunately, I don’t think it’s sustainable. You see, while the UK was on lockdown, Britons spent record amounts at supermarkets, stockpiling their cupboards, fridges, and freezers full of food and drink. However, now the lockdown is easing, supermarket spending is easing off.“Consumers are slowly resuming their pre-Covid routines and shopping habits,” said Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, earlier this week. “This meant year-on-year supermarket sales growth decelerated in the most recent four weeks,” he added.Lack of profit growth It’s also worth pointing out that, while Tesco’s sales rose significantly over the first quarter, so did its costs. Not only did Tesco face extra payroll costs (it recruited an extra 47,000 temporary employees to meet increased demand associated with Covid-19), but it also incurred extra costs in areas such as distribution and the provision of safety equipment for staff. The company said it expects incremental costs for the UK for the full year will be around £840m.The end result is that Tesco expects retail operating profit in the current year to be at a similar level to 2019/20 on a continuing operations basis (assuming a continued easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK). The lack of growth in operating profit is a little bit disappointing, in my view.Competition is highLooking beyond the recent news, one thing that still concerns me about Tesco shares is the level of competition within the UK supermarket industry. Not only does Tesco face a high level of competition from the larger players in the industry, such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and Asda, but it also faces competition from smaller players, such as Aldi, Lidl, and now Ocado.In my view, Tesco doesn’t have a strong competitive advantage anymore. As a result, it could continue to lose market share. This adds risk to the investment case.Is Tesco’s share price a bargain?Turning to the valuation, Tesco shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 15.6. That’s not overly expensive. However, I don’t think it’s a bargain either, given the lack of growth and risks associated with the high level of competition.So, are Tesco shares worth buying? Personally, I’d give them a miss. All things considered, I think there are better stocks to buy right now.last_img read more

Ressources pour l’après-Nice

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis À la suite de l’attentat de Nice, le 14 juillet 2016, Mgr. Pierre Whalon, évêque en charge des églises épiscopales en Europe, a réagi auprès du Réseau francophone de la Communion anglicane et proposé des ressources spirituelles pour prier et se ressourcer.Encore une fois, la France est attaquée. Pour ne pas céder à la peur que veulent nous instiller les terroristes, il nous faut du courage.Or, tout un chacun sait que le courage n’est pas l’absence de peur, mais la capacité d’agir en dépit de la peur. Comment le trouver ? Nous avons tous besoin de faire face à cet ennemi qui se veut nébuleux, de par son semblant de mystère caché, et cherche justement à nous neutraliser, nous figer dans notre terreur.C’est pourquoi ils s’appellent « terroristes », bien évidemment.Donc comprendre le mobile de ces attaques, c’est commencer à retrouver un peu de sang-froid. Mais il nous faut aussi des ressources spirituelles, car une simple interprétation ne suffit pas pour raffermir la colonne vertébrale. Car après avoir retrouvé l’esprit et le courage, il nous faudra agir.Alors, évêque que je suis, je vous propose une brève pause pour vous ressourcer. Quelques phrases tirées d’un psaume, et deux prières :L’Éternel est ma lumière et mon salut : De qui aurais-je crainte ?L’Éternel est le soutien de ma vie : De qui aurais-je peur ? Espère en l’Éternel ! Fortifie-toi et que ton cœur s’affermisse ! Espère en l’Éternel ! (Psaume 27.1,14)O Dieu, tu génère la paix car tu aimes la concorde : te connaître est vivre éternellement, et te servir la seule vraie liberté. Défend-nous, tes humbles serviteurs, dans tous les assauts de nos ennemis, qu’en nous confiant entièrement à ta protection, nous ne redoutions la force d’aucun adversaire, par la puissance de Jésus Christ. Amen. (Livre de prière commune, traduction libre)Par ta Croix, Seigneur Jésus, tu es devenu notre seule espérance véritable. Nous te demandons de donner repos à ceux qui sont décédés à Nice, et de guérir les blessés en bénissant ceux qui les soignent. Tu as réconforté Marthe et Marie ; console tous ceux qui pleurent leurs morts. Pour nous qui restons, donne un cœur vaillant pour les jours à venir. Fais que ta justice coule sur nous comme un courant d’eau, afin que nous ayons la paix. Exauce-nous, Seigneur, car dans ton amour tu es mort pour nous, et ressuscité d’entre les morts pour que nous partageons avec toi la vie éternelle. Amen.— Pierre Whalon est l’évêque chargé des Églises Épiscopales en Europe. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA de Pierre WhalonPosted Jul 15, 2016 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ressources pour l’après-Nice Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Nestlé offers £300,000 prize for development project

first_imgNestlé say that their prize is different because it offers “a financial commitment that may continue for several years to ensure success”.You can apply or nominate another organisation or person.The closing date for applications is 31 October 2009 and the winner will be announced in early 2010.www.nestle.com/csv/csvatnestle/csvprize Nestlé offers £300,000 prize for development project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Funding  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 9 September 2009 | News Nutrition and health company Nestlé is offering to award up to 500,000 Swiss Frances (about £300,000) to support an innovative development project.The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is open to individuals, NGOs or businesses.The successful idea or project will improve water access and management, improve the lives of farmers and rural communities, and deliver high nutritional value to populations with nutritional deficits. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fossil fuel projects grow along Columbia River

first_imgThe Columbia River, stretching from Alberta, Canada, and serving as a large portion of the border between Oregon and Washington before emptying into the Pacific, forms a unique ecosystem that has been shared by Indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Called “Wimahl” by the Chinook people at the lower part of the river, “Nch’i-Wàna” by the Sahaptin-speaking people along the middle of the river, and “Swah’netk’qhu” by the Sinixt people in the river’s upper origins in present-day Canada, each name translates as “large river.” The river has served as a way of life and a natural treasure. Salmon and sturgeon inhabit the river, forming a central part of both the river’s ecosystem and the cultures of the peoples living along it.But for decades the river’s ecosystem has been under attack, from hydroelectric plants that obstruct migratory fish, to the Hanford nuclear site in Benton County, Wash., which was used to enrich plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons program. The fissile material used in the bomb dropped over Nagasaki, Japan, was produced there, and today Hanford is an environmental Superfund site that also stores spent nuclear fuel.Over the past several years, another threat to the river has emerged: increased fossil fuel infrastructure in the form of oil refining and storage facilities, freight trains carrying crude oil and petrochemicals, and pipelines. In 2008 the Oregon government invested $36 million in “green energy” by subsidizing the construction of a privately owned biofuel plant at the Port of Columbia County. But a year later the plant’s owner went bankrupt. In 2012 it was purchased by Global Partners, which announced it would instead be using the facility’s tanks for crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands mines.Originally approved to handle 50 million gallons of oil a year, the company quickly began shipping as much as 297 million gallons. In 2012 the state fined Global Partners $102,292 — a small sum considering the enormous profits made from illegally transporting an extra 250 million gallons in less than a year. In August of that year, the state reversed course, giving the company approval to handle 1.8 billion gallons of oil a year at the facility, despite having violated state regulations and paying a fine only months earlier. (streetroots.com, March 22)In 2014 Zenith Energy applied for building permits at its Portland facility to expand its oil train operations, increasing the number of trains in the state’s largest city.In 2016, unknown to the mayor of nearby Rainier, the Port of Columbia County facility began handling ethanol, a gasoline additive, transporting it on mile-long trains from the port through the surrounding towns and cities. (tdn.com, Sept. 3, 2016) On June 3, 2016, an oil train traveling in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier from the oil fields of North Dakota derailed and exploded. The city was evacuated as 42,000 gallons of oil were spilled, some ending up in the river. Trains started running again on that section of track while damaged cars, still containing oil, lay where they had derailed next to it. The National Transportation Safety Board declined to investigate the explosion due to the lack of fatalities. (opb.org, July 7, 2016) Today, fossil fuel infrastructure continues to ramp up. The city of Portland banned new fossil fuel infrastructure within its jurisdiction, but the regional trend seems to be heading in the opposite direction. A proposed plant in Kalama, Wash., may become the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol plant, becoming one of Washington state’s largest single sources of emissions. In December the Port of Columbia County hastily approved  handling of heavier crude oil, which could sink to the bottom of the river in the event of a spill. (streetroots.com, Dec. 21)In southern Oregon and along the coast, a proposed pipeline and liquid natural gas terminal to transport fracked gas would require dredging 6 million cubic yards from the Coos Bay estuary. It is predicted to become one of the state’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, reversing the limited progress Oregon has made to reduce emissions and protect the environment. (columbiariverkeeper.com, June 12)Left to its own devices, capitalism will continue to expand oil infrastructure. It will continue to damage ecosystems and aggravate climate change, with no shift in direction that isn’t dictated by the profit motive. From a scientific perspective, it is clear that the fossil fuel industry must end, due to its contribution to climate change. If carbon emissions aren’t rapidly brought down, the planet faces dire consequences. Yet those who control and profit from the oil industry would rather chase short-term, temporary profits at the expense of the planet’s survival.Transitioning away from fossil fuels and toward renewable, carbon-free sources of energy, including safer, next-generation nuclear power, is not something that can be left to the free market. Capitalism doesn’t invest in things that necessarily benefit the majority. Owners of industry invest in what is profitable in the short-term. Meeting people’s needs — or even the very survival of our species — is secondary to the profit motive, at best mere afterthoughts to the process of capital accumulation.What is needed isn’t always what is profitable. A massive, transformational reorganization of both the energy sector and social relations is needed to tackle climate change and transition from fossil fuels. This isn’t something that capitalist states can achieve. Only a state built around the needs of the working-class majority can effectively plan and coordinate societywide transformations that benefit everyone, not just a few profit-seekers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ingush journalist gets three years on trumped-up drug charge

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Credit : oc-media.org Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the three-year prison sentence that Rashid Maysigov, a former reporter for the Ingush news website Fortanga, received on 16 September  on a trumped-up drug possession charge, and calls on the Russian justice system to recognize his innocence by quashing his conviction.In a case dating back more than a year, a court in Magas, the capital of the southwestern republic of Ingushetia, convicted Maysigov under article 228 of the Russian penal code on evidence regarded by his defence as completely fabricated. His lawyer announced his intention to appeal or even take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.Rashid Maysigov was charged after a search of his home in July 2019 in which a packet containing white powder was “discovered” in a pocket of his trousers. After he spent nearly four months in preventive detention, during which he said he was tortured, a court ordered him transferred to house arrest.He was arrested immediately after this Wednesday’s sentencing and – after deduction of the time already spent in detention and house arrest – is scheduled to serve two years and three months in prison.“There are absolutely no grounds for convicting Rashid Maysigov,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This entirely fabricated case speaks to a desire to suppress criticism in the North Caucasus. The heroin was found ‘by chance’ in a pair of trousers he had been ordered to put on. The authorities in charge of the investigation were unable to prove that it belonged to him because tests on his hair showed no trace of the drug. We regard this as a Golunov-style fabrication and call for a review of the case.”Maysigov stopped working for Fortanga in June 2019, after receiving anonymous threats in connection with his journalism. The website, which had extensively covered the widespread protests in Ingushetia in the autumn of 2018 and spring of 2019, was blocked by Roskomnadzor, the federal agency for the surveillance of communications and mass media, the day after Maysigov’s arrest.Maysigov is facing a second trial on a charge of publicly calling for the violation of Russia’s territorial integrity. The charge is based on leaflets supporting Ingush separatism found in his home, of which he denies being the owner. The next hearing is scheduled for 30 September.Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Organisation RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img Follow the news on Russia News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 96.64 KB September 18, 2020 Ingush journalist gets three years on trumped-up drug charge Newslast_img read more

Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County…

first_imgAdvertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print WhatsApp Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook NewsHealthLimerickJoint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda SíochánaBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2021 123 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleRevenue seize 72,000 cigarettes following vehicle searchNext articleLimerick priests ordered to pay legal costs of woman who sued after drain installed in husband’s grave Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSHSEKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Mid-West Major Emergency Management GroupUL Hospital Group Cllr Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE people of Limerick and the entire Mid-West region are being urged to hold firm and to use the Easter break as an opportunity to further stamp out Covid-19 in our communities, so we can reduce the chance of outbreaks in healthcare settings, workplaces, our homes, and schools.The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick and the Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council have joined with their partners on the Mid-West Major Emergency Management Group in appealing for those across the region to continue to follow the health guidelines and current restrictions as efforts are ongoing to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Mid-West Major Emergency Management Group is a strategic interagency group comprising the local authorities of Limerick City and County, Clare and Tipperary and the HSE, UL Hospitals Group and An Garda Síochána and meets regularly to discuss operations in the region since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.While infection levels are significantly lower than they were in January, progress in suppressing the virus has stagnated.Latest HSE figures show there’s been a total of 206 new cases of the disease reported in the city and county over the past fortnight, while the 14-day incidence rate is edging upwards.Health experts say there is no single cause for the current levels of infection. Some areas of concern include lax behaviours in offices, such as lack of mask-wearing and poor social distancing; indoor social gatherings among young people, such as birthday parties; lack of social distancing and mask-wearing on public transport; family gatherings; and household visits. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “The people of Limerick and the wider region must be commended for the part they have played in helping to stop the spread of the virus. The restrictions are very hard for some and are definitely draining for all but we must hold firm and have one final push to suppress the virus.”“It’s not been easy for many but we are beginning to turn the corner in the fight against the virus. I’m urging everyone to please remain home and stay within your 5k limit this Easter, so that we may enjoy brighter times ahead with our loved ones perhaps as early as this summer.” Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said: “Firstly I’d like to wish the people of Limerick a very Happy Easter. The Easter break is a time of year where people tend to socialise more, but with our current levels of infection, this means that we must continue to following the health guidelines and remain socially distanced and within our 5km limit, so that we continue to protect families and our most vulnerable.”“I understand the fatigue felt by everyone at this stage, but we must remember that our efforts have helped prevent additional illness and death and that we need to make this extra effort to ensure we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”Since the start of March, there have only been five days where there have been fewer than 10 new cases in Limerick. Additionally, Limerick’s 14-day incidence rate saw a slight increase from 95.4 per 100,000 population to 105.7 in the past week. Dr Mai Mannix, Director of Public Health Mid-West said: “Non-compliance with Public Health guidelines in workplaces, and small to large social gatherings and household visits continue to keep our infection rates at a stubbornly high level.”“The B117 variant has resulted in the rapid spread of Covid-19, but largely in settings where people are not wearing masks, socially distancing, or spending too long together. This Easter, remember the simplest of measures to protect yourself from this virus could prevent a local business from temporarily closing and help avoid a serious outbreak in your household and community.”A large Garda operation plan is planned for the weekend. Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche of the Limerick Garda Division explained: “Figures for Covid-19 are higher than was expected, there is a fear that these numbers will rise over the Easter break. Yes, there will be extra checkpoints and Garda patrols of our amenities and beauty spots here in Limerick, yes Gardaí have issued a large number of fines on the spot but that should not be the reason you stay within your 5km.”“Gardaí are appealing to people to adhere to the restrictions because it’s the safest action to take, it will keep the number of infections down and it could save lives The vaccines are here, there is light at the end of the tunnel so this Easter and every day for another short period of time please protect yourself and others by staying within your 5km.”Meanwhile, UL Hospitals Group is currently embarking on the return of non-Covid patient services that had been stood down or curtailed across its sites in response to the early 2021 surge in infection.As the vaccination programme rolls out, everyone must continue to practise distancing and the other simple public health measures that remain our main defence against a fourth wave, and illnesses, hospitalisations and deaths on the scale experienced by our community in January and February. Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group said: “Easter is traditionally a time of renewal and hope, and we do look forward to the ongoing reintroduction of our hospital services, not only in service to but also in solidarity with, the people of the Mid-West, who have done so much to hold back the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the past two months and throughout this pandemic.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program

first_imgLocal NewsUS NewsWorld News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Pinterest Twitter UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program Facebook Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, speaks to the media after returning from Iran at the Vienna International Airport, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Previous articleShockers solidifying shaky spot in NCAA Tournament fieldNext articleLeicester strengthens top-4 spot in EPL with 2-1 win v Villa Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Local artist receives state arts council fellowship grant

first_imgLatest Stories 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 You Might Like Power pros share tips to saving money this summer Written by Trent Thompkins, intern with The Messenger It’s been a scorcher already this summer with temperatures rising into the… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I look forward to incorporating steel, wood and other fabrications into my ceramic pieces.”Black is the exhibitions coordinator at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.Morgan Drinkard, Center executive director, said all of those associated with the art center are excited about the grant award.“Even though it’s a personal award and has no connection to the Johnson Center, it reaffirms that we have an incredible artist on staff,” Drinkard said. “We think Walter is an outstanding artist. The community thinks he is an outstanding artist. The State Arts Council has affirmed his talents. Walter is very deserving of this fellowship and we are proud for him.” Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “I know there were many worthy applicants, and it is humbling to think the council felt confident enough in my work to award me the fellowship,” Black said. “I was surprised to receive the call from Elliot Knight from the Alabama State Arts Council about the award.”Black will use the grant funds to further his artistic career.“I plan to expand my studio capabilities to work with new mediums,” he said. “This, in turn, will allow me to be more innovative with materials in my pieces of artwork. Walter Black, a Troy-based professional ceramist, has received a Craft Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA). The visual arts grant is in the amount of $5,000.Black said that he is honored by the fellowship award. At its June meeting in Montgomery, the ASCA awarded 15 fellowship grants which are based on merit of work, career achievement, career potential and service to the state.Jim Harrison III, chairman of the council, said funds were very limited for FY 2014 projects and the competition for grants funds was challenging.“Fellowships are the most prestigious grants awarded to individuals by ASCA,” Harrison said. “These awards recognize artistic excellence as well as professional commitment and maturity.”Recipients may use the funds to set aside time to create art, improve their skills or to do what is most advantageous to enhance their artistic careers.“I was extremely proud of Walter because I am in the middle of my second fellowship, and for Walter to get his first this early in his career is really exceptional,” said Larry Percy, one of Black’s art instructors at Troy University. “These are highly sought after awards. I told him that is the greatest complement a student can give to a teacher: to excel to the greatest heights and surpass them in creating their own artistic identity. That is what made our back to back artist fellowship awards so special.” Local artist receives state arts council fellowship grant Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Thursday, July 4, 2013 Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

DTI urges leading firms to take positive action

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has written to 500 of the UK’stop companies to urge them to benchmark staff diversity. She called on them to join Race for Opportunity, which offers specialistsupport and advice to UK businesses, and rates how ethnic minorities aretreated as employees and as customers. Speaking at the Race For Opportunity annual dinner last week, Hewittencouraged leading employers to adopt the benchmarking process to make surethey make the most of their workforce and appeal to the widest potentialcustomer base. “We’re determined to create a Britain where everyone can reach theirfull potential; where racism is unacceptable and is counteracted; and whereracial diversity is celebrated,” she said. “I want to make it clear that diversity is crucial – for our economy andour society – and that embracing it can bring real improvements in corporatereputation, employee morale and the bottom line.” “Only 18 FTSE 100 companies went for benchmarking this year. Next year,I want to see this double, or more,” she added. Royal Mail chairman Allan Leighton, who is also chair of Race forOpportunity, told the audience that businesses with a diverse workforce thatreflect the diversity of the community they serve, will reap the benefits. “Quite simply, communities equal customers,” he said. “It isclear in today’s environment that relying on the traditional perceptions of whoyour community or customer is will not always provide the solution totomorrow’s challenges, or enhance your ability to compete today or in the future.”By Michael Millarwww.bitc.org.uk DTI urges leading firms to take positive actionOn 14 Oct 2003 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Positive action, Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more