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Small firms see no effect from Merlin as banks sign up to new lending code

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Small firms see no effect from Merlin as banks sign up to new lending code whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Tuesday 5 April 2011 7:58 pm Share Show Comments ▼ THE UK’s major lenders have gone on the offensive to convince small businesses that they are freeing up credit, signing up to a new lending code and launching a website to help businesses access loans.But a survey of 500 small businesses released yesterday showed that 75 per cent of respondents have seen no change in banks’ attitude since the government rolled out Project Merlin, a deal between the banks and the treasury in which they promised to increase credit available for small firms by 15 per cent this year.Just over 40 per cent of those queried by Hotfrog, an international small business directory site, said they were most likely to use personal savings to expand their business.A new lending code and website launched by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and supported by Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC and RBS, promises to give small enterprises a chance to appeal if they believe their request for credit has been unfairly refused.The appeal will be judged by another individual at the bank who has not previously been involved in the case, with former CBI small business council chair Russel Griggs appointed to produce an annual report on the effectiveness of the new code. The BBA is now embarking upon a roadshow to promote the new website. last_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What are the best UK shares to buy in an ISA now?

first_img Peter Stephens | Saturday, 2nd January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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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. The best UK shares to buy in an ISA now are likely to be different, depending on an investor’s aims. For example, an investor seeking a passive income is likely to prefer dividend shares. Meanwhile, an investor with a long time horizon should prioritise capital growth over an income.However, there are likely to be common traits among the most attractive shares. For example, they may have low debt levels, a competitive advantage over peers and trade at a price that undervalues their long-term prospects.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…Over time, such companies could have a positive impact on an ISA’s performance. They could lead to increasing financial freedom for investors.Low debt levels among the best UK sharesThe best UK shares could be those companies with solid balance sheets. After all, the economy is currently experiencing an extremely challenging period. Risks such as coronavirus are likely to remain in play in the coming months, and could have a negative impact on economic growth.As such, companies such as Berkeley and Taylor Wimpey could be attractive purchases in an ISA. Both stocks have large amounts of cash on their balance sheet. This provides them with the financial strength to survive a period of potentially lower sales.Significant sums of cash may also enable them to prioritise long-term opportunities that are not available to rivals, owing to their focus on surviving the short term. This may lead to higher profitability for Berkeley and Taylor Wimpey, as well as increasing share prices.Competitive advantages compared to sector peersThe best UK shares for 2021 are also likely to have competitive advantages versus their peers. This may enable them to deliver higher levels of financial performance in the short run, since they may be less impacted by a weak operating outlook. They may also be in a stronger position to generate high returns in the long run, as they benefit from a likely global economic recovery.Therefore, stocks such as Reckitt Benckiser and Diageo could be attractive investments for ISA investors. They have strong brands across a wide range of market segments. They also have strategies that could maximise their returns through greater innovation and efficiency.Since the global economy is forecast to deliver an improving performance in 2021, buying globally-focused businesses may reduce risk and enhance returns.A long-term outlookOf course, even the best UK shares could experience a challenging period in 2021. Therefore, it’s crucial to take a long-term view of their prospects. Investors who are expecting similar returns in the short run to those experienced in the aftermath of the 2020 stock market crash may be disappointed. After all, major risks remain.However, on a long-term view, the stock market could experience further growth that catalyses ISA portfolios. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

UCF Incubator quietly creating business and revenue in Apopka

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter S. Oliver…..I agree, I sure would love to have Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips once again in our area. I loved their fish and chips! I miss them so much. Reply Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Quick, what business is located at 325 South McGee Avenue?Drive west on SR436 up the hill where it merges with 441 and look to your right… in the blink of any eye, you pass it. Go east out of town past the Highland Manor and it’s an afterthought to your left. You may remember it better when it was Barnhills Restaurant, but for almost five years 325 South McGee Avenue has quietly become the hub of business in Apopka.Give up? It’s the home of the UCF Business Incubator – Apopka.The UCF Business Incubator – Apopka means businessBack in April of 2012, the Incubator opened its doors, and since then has nurtured new businesses that have generated revenues well into the millions.It originated as a partnership between the City of Apopka and the University of Central Florida (UCF) to assist in furthering Apopka’s economic development goals. The idea is to address local business development and entrepreneurship needs with the long-term goal of facilitating new jobs and economic development opportunities for Apopka. The primary objective of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka is to enable emerging businesses to accelerate their growth, and to create high impact jobs in the local community.   Companies in the Incubation Program also contribute to the local economy directly by purchasing products and services from local Apopka businesses and indirectly through local tax revenues.It’s a slow process that is hard to measure in a bottom line overview, however, in five years there are some impressive markers to take into account.According to its January/2017 bi-annual report, Incubator companies spent nearly $400,000 with local businesses in 2016. This is money that went directly into the Apopka economy. The Business Incubation Program uses a software product called IMPLAN to calculate the economic impact of the Incubation Program from a tax perspective.  The latest impact numbers are for 2014 and show the program returned $1.42 for every dollar invested. The IMPLAN report for 2015 is expected to show an even greater return based on the client companies job growth.2016 Economic ImpactAs of December 31, 2016, the Incubator has 11 onsite client companies in different stages of incubation. Incubator businesses have created over 100 jobs, and the total estimated revenue generated by the client companies in the last half of 2016 is $1.36 million.The full-service incubator offers professional office space for emerging businesses while providing them with entrepreneurial training and services, including business growth support, management assistance, mentoring and coaching, marketing, financial analysis and access to capital, educational programs, professional referral networks, and a supportive environment to network with other small businesses. These key services and office support infrastructure are included in the all-inclusive fee which incubator companies pay.And in Apopka, the Incubator has also become a place where the business community goes to meet.According to Office Manager Leanne Fleischer, the Incubator holds well over 100 meetings and events there every year for businesses and organizations like Sam’s Club, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s, Homeowner Associations, the City of Apopka, and CONA. There was even a candidate forum at the Incubator last year during the City Commission elections.“We let the community hold their meetings here for free,” said Fleischer. “We want this to be a resource for Apopka businesses.”center_img I’m excited to see the list of Apopka’ s business establishments expanding to meet the needs of our community. Keep the small town feel with some city additions. I would like to see some favorites as well as some speciality shops like: Whataburger, Olive Garden, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Shoney’s, Mediterranean food, Soul food, Pottery Making store, Jewelry store, Shoe Repair, Eyeglass store, Furniture store, Old Time Candy store, Bakery, Zoo, Museum, more community events, community flea market in one location and more wheelchair accessibility. March 25, 2017 at 11:13 am TAGSUCF Business Incubator Apopka Previous articleNetflix: What’s coming and going for April 2017Next articleApopka’s newest restaurant opens today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate March 26, 2017 at 10:53 am S. Oliver Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Big Rock House / FabrikG

first_img Gonzalo Elizarraras Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 Big Rock House / FabrikG Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Calidra, Fierro y Lamina, SAYER, Trimble Navigation Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Paola Lopez Gonzalez+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share Big Rock House / FabrikGSave this projectSaveBig Rock House / FabrikG Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily Architects: fabriKG Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Gonzalo Elizarraras, Marco Antonio Rico, Eduardo Manriquez, Arturo Ojeda, Luis Parra, Carlos Espino, Daniel Moyano, Rodrigo Ramos, Gina MendozaClients:Kathy ChristophersonFurniture Design:Juan Diego Perez / BC Design StudioInteriors:Julieta Talamante / Villa ValentinaSolar Design:Erwin Lapschies/EcoSmartLandscaping:fabriKGConsults:EarthdwellConstruction:Vimar ContactorsCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Located at 800m above sea level, Big Rock is developed on the slopes of Laguna Hills facing the Sea of Cortez, in Baja California Sur Peninsula, Mexico. The access is via a dirt road that runs along the east coast of Los Cabos, 20 minutes (9km) from the nearest infrastructure network.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezThe privileged situation of the project gives life to the architecture, which is born in and adapts to the place, making the large granite stones and natural elements the main theme of the project, as they define the limits of the intervention.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezSave this picture!Ground FloorSolar movements define the location of the program and the scale of each volume. This passive solar design fosters a comfortable environment all year round. The house is generated based on three volumes that in turn create a central distribution courtyard. Brick lattices allow visual permeability towards the surrounding nature while delimiting the private area. The main volume is to the south, housing the common areas and a terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez, to the west, a lower terrace with a view of the mountain, and to the east, the largest rock defines the location of the main room, away from the common areas.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezThe walls of compacted earth are camouflaged with the colours of the desert and, with their thermal mass, decrease the sudden variations in temperature between day-night, summer-winter, generating a constant interior environment of 23º to 26º C. The courtyards are surrounded by natural elements, earth walls and lattices, creating a pleasant microclimate that allows the flow of the sea breeze.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezThe architecture of Big Rock is timeless and contemporary. Based on the typical design used in desert areas, it focuses on maintaining a low environmental impact and at the same time remaining sensitive to the local culture, climate and landscape. Traditional materials such as earth, sand, stone, brick and wood join the possibilities of other industrial materials, such as cement and steel, creating an environment that is more adapted to contemporary and local characteristics. Thus, the construction technique of compacted earth is modernized, stabilized and reinforced with 10% cement and steel rods since it is located in an area of high seismic risk. On the other hand, the introduction of these materials allows an improvement in durability and a decrease in maintenance given the exposure of the walls to the elements.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezSave this picture!East ElevationSave this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezDue to its remote location, the house is electrically self-sufficient, with solar panels that capture and store energy in batteries, providing electricity and hot water.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezAll native botanical species were respected and used as a design theme to define the boundaries of the construction. Some plants were relocated as if no work had been done in its 10-month duration.Save this picture!© Paola Lopez GonzalezProject gallerySee allShow lessCore Bank Corporate Headquarters / Alley Poyner Macchietto ArchitectureSelected ProjectsThe Refuge in the Countryside / Bruno Zaitter arquitetoSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” Area:  103 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mexico “COPY” Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeFabrikGOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityOn FacebookMexicoPublished on March 20, 2020Cite: “Big Rock House / FabrikG” [Casa Big Rock / FabrikG] 20 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Add giving and volunteering to ‘Happiness Index’, urges CAF

first_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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Add giving and volunteering to ‘Happiness Index’, urges CAF Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is urging the government to include levels of charitable giving and volunteering within its proposed ‘Happiness Index’, announced today.According to The Guardian, ( Happiness index to gauge Britain’s national mood), “the Office of National Statistics will shortly be asked to produce measures to implement David Cameron’s long-stated ambition of gauging “general wellbeing”.”Hannah Terrey, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Charities Aid Foundation said: “We’re calling on the Government and the Office of National Statistics to measure charitable giving as one of the indicators for wellbeing in their planned index…“Previous research, including our ‘World Giving Index’, has shown that there is a clear link between giving time and money to charity and levels of wellbeing. Further promoting individual giving would benefit not only charities but donors and society as a whole.”www.cafonline.orgPhoto: dotbenjamin on  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Individual giving Law / policy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 25 November 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Primero de Mayo: esperanza, resistencia, solidaridad

first_imgLa esperanza y la resistencia se levantan en el Día Internacional de las/os Trabajadores de 2018 cuando oleadas de huelguistas se extienden por EUA y Puerto Rico. Miles de maestras/os, conductores de autobuses, trabajadoras/es de cafetería, consejeras/os escolares, conserjes, asistentes de aula y otras/os marchan desafiantemente.Están saliendo de sus escuelas a las calles, a los pasillos del gobierno estatal, para enfrentar los ataques de multimillonarios de derechas que tienen la intención de destruir la educación pública y atacar el bien público. Están marchando de West Virginia a Kentucky, de Oklahoma a Arizona, de Wisconsin a Georgia y más allá.¿Esta oleada de acción continuará y se extenderá a otras/os trabajadores en otros empleos y lugares? La respuesta está en nuestras acciones colectivas.En primer lugar, podemos y debemos construir una fuerza inquebrantable en las luchas de las/os trabajadores forjando solidaridad con otras/os trabajadores. Debemos estar al lado de las/os demás en las luchas contra: la supremacía blanca, agresiones a refugiadas/os y migrantes, ataques a mujeres, islamofobia y anti LGBTQ, falta de respeto y barreras para las personas con discapacidades.Debemos comprometernos unas/os a otras/os: “Lucharé por usted como si su lucha fuera la mía”. ¡Porque lo es!Eso significa proporcionar solidaridad material y real a las/os refugiados y trabajadores inmigrantes que son secuestrados y encarcelados todos los días por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas desde California, hasta el norte de Nueva York. Eso significa unirse a Las Vidas Negras Importan para exigir justicia para las víctimas del terror policial; defender a las/os trabajadores negros, que son blanco de los supremacistas blancos, y son arrestados ya estén sentados en un Starbucks en Filadelfia, o abatidos mientras trabajan en Waffle House en Nashville, Tenn., o  en estén en la misma iglesia de la luchadora por la libertad Denmark Vesey en Charleston, Carolina del Sur.Debemos defender a las mujeres que les imponen la opción inhumana de violación y abuso sexual, o sus trabajos, desde trabajadoras agrícolas hasta actrices. Debemos luchar para garantizar la protección en el lugar de trabajo a lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans y homosexuales y para revertir las viles leyes anti LGBTQ.Mientras el gobierno y el ejército EUA continúan empujando la intolerancia anti-musulmana  para aumentar los ataques contra las personas en EUA y también para lanzar una guerra contra Siria e Irán, debemos exponer cómo el presupuesto de guerra desangra la vida de todas/os los trabajadores, drenando dinero para la atención de la salud, la educación y las esperanzas de jubilación.Debemos exponer a todas/os, que las/os trabajadores con discapacidades están en peligro hasta el punto de perder sus vidas por las medidas de austeridad tales como exigir que las personas trabajen para obtener Medicaid, recortar los presupuestos escolares para que haya menos ayudantes de educación especial o recortar el acceso al transporte público.En un nivel práctico, esta solidaridad del Primero de Mayo puede llevarse a cabo en acciones cotidianas, con apoyo a los derechos de las/os trabajadores en los piquetes, donde sea que estemos, a marchar y reunirse semanalmente en solidaridad con las luchas locales. Podemos hacer visible que “estoy luchando por su lucha como si fuera la mía”.La esperanza ya es visible en la forma en que se están estableciendo las conexiones entre los movimientos de lucha en cada corriente de liberación. En el movimiento Las Vidas Negras Importan, la violencia entrelazada que enfrentan las mujeres de color ha sido puesta en primer plano por las acciones de #SayHerName. Muchas de las trabajadoras de educación en huelga en West Virginia y Oklahoma han citado las marchas de mujeres de 2016 como inspiración. En las recientes manifestaciones provocadas por la masacre en una escuela secundaria de Florida, las/os jóvenes han planteado militantemente el problema de prisión en vez de escuela, la policía racista, la violencia estatal y la guerra imperialista de EUA como inextricablemente ligadas a la “violencia armada”.Lecciones indelebles de resistencia provienen de pueblos originarios que todavía luchan por la Tierra, y se oponen a las tuberías explotadoras y contaminantes de petroleras en Standing Rock y en otros lugares. Quinientos años después de la incautación y colonización de las tierras indígenas, financiadas por capitalistas europeos de esa época, los pueblos indígenas siguen luchando.Podemos estudiar y aprender de los cientos de años de resistencia en las rebeliones de personas esclavizadas africanas en EUA: en Carolina del Sur, 1739; Nueva York, 1741; la costa alemana en Louisiana, 1811; Nat Turner en Virginia, 1831; y un sinnúmero de otras no registradas. Podemos aprender de la resistencia de Haití en 1804, cuando las personas esclavizadas ganaron su libertad librando su propia guerra de liberación.Podemos animarnos con la resistencia del Movimiento de Million Worker March el Primero de Mayo de 2005. Iniciado por sindicalistas negros con conciencia de clase en la costa oeste, la costa este y el sur de EUA y respaldado por el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero. Esta acción tuvo como objetivo el 1 de mayo afirmar que las/os trabajadores deben luchar independientemente en su propio nombre, liberadas/os de los partidos demócrata y republicano.Podemos energizarnos con el renacimiento histórico del Primero de Mayo 2006 con las huelgas lideradas principalmente por trabajadoras/es de bajos salarios y las/os inmigrantes en todo EUA, enardecidos por el reaccionario proyecto de ley Sensenbrenner. El estado de California esencialmente se cerró con una huelga general ese Primero de Mayo, mientras millones marcharon a nivel nacional. Esta acción masiva fue organizada por trabajadoras/es del Caribe, México y América Central, quienes traían la experiencia de la lucha contra la devastación en sus países de origen por el imperialismo económico y militar de EUA por dos siglos de bloqueos, monopolio de “libre comercio”, invasión y ocupación.Ahora todas/os los trabajadores en EUA están tratando de sobrevivir a la ruina de la misma economía de austeridad. Los esquemas de privatización de los grandes bancos y las finanzas se roban lo que el pueblo se ha ganado para su bien común. La explotación capitalista está destruyendo los sistemas de agua, de transporte, los sistemas educativos desde Detroit y Flint, Michigan, hasta Puerto Rico.Mientras tanto, la supremacía blanca está siendo brutalmente movilizada por las fuerzas antiobreras del capitalismo en un último intento por evitar la lucha unitaria. ¡Tenemos que derrocar la supremacía blanca como las/os luchadores por la libertad de Durham, Carolina del Norte, derrocaron un monumento racista!El Primero de Mayo es un llamado internacional para abolir el capitalismo y reemplazarlo por un sistema socialista que otorgue poder a todas/os los trabajadores sin importar nacionalidad, género o identidad, orientación sexual, habilidades, edad, empleado o desempleado, en sindicato o no, o trabajando en la economía familiar.Mientras más de nuestra clase, la clase trabajadora multinacional y multigeneracional desarrolle un odio más profundo al capitalismo y una mayor apertura a la construcción de una sociedad socialista que priorice las necesidades humanas, la solidaridad es nuestra mejor herramienta y nuestra mejor arma.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mosh For Paws Benefit Show

first_imgLocal News Mosh For Paws Benefit Show WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Cactus House logo Cactus House, 114 E. 29th St., has scheduled the Mosh For Paws Benefit Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event features Bad Boyfriends, Mon$ter Hou$e, The Blockh3ads and Piss Poor. Admission is $10.center_img TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Previous articleLandgraf urges Congress for Medicaid block grantNext article4 Ways to Focus on Self-Care Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Trade Unionist Illegally Quarantined? Bombay HC Directs State & BMC To File A Reply [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesTrade Unionist Illegally Quarantined? Bombay HC Directs State & BMC To File A Reply [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap30 April 2020 10:53 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government and the BMC to submit their reply to a habeas corpus petition filed by a member of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) alleging that a fellow member had been “illegally quarantined” by the authorities. Justice CV Bhadang heard the habeas corpus petition filed by one Mahendra Singh seeking release of a fellow member of…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 Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government and the BMC to submit their reply to a habeas corpus petition filed by a member of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) alleging that a fellow member had been “illegally quarantined” by the authorities. Justice CV Bhadang heard the habeas corpus petition filed by one Mahendra Singh seeking release of a fellow member of CITU, K Narayanan who had been sent to BMC’s quarantine facility in Andheri and his phone had been confiscated by the police. Petition contends that Narayanan was providing food and essential supplies to the migrant workers and the poor. Meanwhile, on April 21, CITU had called for a nation wide protest march regarding measures to practice social distancing. Consequently, Naryanan along with two others was carrying placards to be given to participant members in the protest and the police approached him. Senior police officials then sent him to Jogeshwari for STPCR test and later packed him off to BMC’s quarantine facility in Andheri. Senior Counsel Gayatri Singh appeared on behalf of the petitioner and submitted that he has been quarantined in breach of the revised guidelines for Covid-19 testing, and in any event, there is no need to quarantine him in an institution as the guidelines envisage that the person can be home quarantined, Singh said. Furthermore, the petitioner’s STPCR has been negative and he is otherwise asymptomatic. However, results of the test conducted on April 21 were released the next day but it was not revealed to the petitioner until April 29, Singh told the Court. Upon taking instructions from the client, Gayatri Singh informed the bench that the petitioner has been provided with the clothes and the mobile handset has been returned by the police. On the other hand, PP Deepak Thakre submitted that Narayanan has been quarantined in accordance with the guidelines. Also, Thakre informed the bench that Narayanan was quarantined for a period of 14 days, which is going to expire on 3rd or 4th May, 2020. Justice Bhadang observed- “It appears that there are two contrary versions as to the circumstances, in which the Petitioner is being quarantined in an institution.” Thus, the next date of hearing is May 5.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Record high: Over 100 Covid patients being treated at LUH

first_img Previous articleIreland set to receive over €1bn for Brexit falloutNext articleCatholic Church must issue ‘abject apology’ to survivors, says Bishop News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Record high: Over 100 Covid patients being treated at LUH Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – January 13, 2021 Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The number of patients at Letterkenny University hospital with Covid-19 has hit another record high, with 103 people with the virus being treated on site at the hospital.It comes as healthcare workers, who are deemed close contacts of someone with Covid 19, are being asked to return to work if they have no symptoms.1,750 patients are being treated in hospital with Covid 19 and 158 are in ICU.The head of the HSE says this is a level beyond comprehension but Paul Reid says healthcare teams are taking emergency actions to sustain this within a level of control.It’s now emerged healthcare workers who are deemed close contacts of someone with Covid 19 are being asked to return to work if they have no symptoms.7,000 are currently unavailable as they have covid or are deemed close contacts which is putting a huge strain on the health system.The HSE says these returning workers will be closely monitored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder “We attempted to place the students in the jobs in which that had the greatest interest,” Kilpatrick. “But for different reasons some of the students were not able to get their first job choice. But, each job placement was a learning experience.”To learn more about their careers of interest, Kilpatrick said the students inquired about the requirements for the job, the salary scale and duties required. They were able to job shadow and see, first hand, what a day in the workplace was actually like.“Ten of the students chose to job shadow teachers at Pike County High School,” Kilpatrick said. “We also had students who job shadowed at a grocery store, restaurant, bank, hardware, drug store, health care center and the City of Brundidge.”Kilpatrick said some of the students found that they are well suited for their job of choice and others decided maybe that was not the career for them. Email the author Deja Fisher is one of the students who is now considering a different career choice.“I had wanted to job shadow at a medical clinic but that didn’t work out,” Fisher said. “So, I job shadowed at First National Bank and I’ve learned a lot. I learned about accounts, loans and about the technology of banking. It was all very interesting and I might consider careers in banking and in the medical field.”Kilpatrick said from the eighth grade to graduation, and even into college, the students will probably consider many different career opportunities. The Gear Up program is designed to help them make the best career choice based on their interests and abilities. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Print Article GEARING UP Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The main goal of Gear Up is to have more eighth-grade students going on to post-secondary education and to provide opportunities for them to discover different career options,” Kilpatrick said.“Each month, we have a different event or program that is designed to meet the goals of the grant. The month of January offered job shadowing opportunities for the students.”Kilpatrick said the students chose a business or career opportunity of interest to them and arrangements were made for them to job shadow in that particular area of interest. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Although rain clouds prevented shadows from falling on Pike County Wednesday, 30 eighth-grade students at Pike County High School saw foreshadowing of their futures.The students participated in the job-shadowing event through the “Gear Up” program, which is funded by a federal grant awarded to Pike County High School.JoAnna Kilpatrick, an administrator of the grant, said the grant is designed to prepare students for college or careers. Sponsored Content You Might Like Taste of Missions Messenger photos/meredith gramleyThe First Baptist Church in Troy hosted a Taste of Missions dinner last week as part of the… read more Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 28, 2016 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Tenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendment

first_imgThe tenant fees bill has passed its second reading in the House of Lords without amendment and is now only a few months away from becoming law.During a short one-hour debate several changes were tabled by both Liberal Democrat and Labour peers including campaigner Baroness Grender, all of which were rejected by Lord Bourne, the government’s representative on housing in the Lords.These included amendments to limit the costs of replacing tenants in a shared house to £50, rather than the £250 that both incoming and outgoing tenants are often asked to pay.Another amendment sought to prevent landlords and agents from ‘double charging’ tenants who ask to quit a tenancy before the minimum period has finished.This would have required agents and landlords to only charge tenants for the lost rent up to the point a new tenant moved in, whereas now landlords will only be required to pass a ‘reasonableness’ test.Tenant fees billOther amendments attempted to force agents and landlords to find the best utility rates for tenants whose rent includes gas and electricity bills – a loophole that several lords said could be exploited by agents after the ban.Baroness Gardner also tabled an amend to prevent landlords charging tenants for a Right to Rent test, which she claimed was another potential loophole.One issue that Lord Bourne agreed to look at and include in the bill’s report stage due on 5th December is to require landlords and agents to tell tenants  why they have withheld a holding deposit – the so called ‘transparency’ clause.After its Report stage the bill will receive its third and final reading. Any further amendments will then be considered before it receives royal assent early next year. Lord Bourne House of Lords Baroness Grender Tenant Fees Bill November 21, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Tenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendment previous nextRegulation & LawTenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendmentAttempts by Labour and the Liberal Democrats to tighten up both holding deposits and how much tenants are charged for leaving a tenancy early were defeated.Nigel Lewis21st November 201805,046 Viewslast_img read more

Program Coordinator, Student Support Services

first_imgClass DescriptionThe purpose of this class is to provide professional level supportto operation of the assigned program. This is a grant fundedposition.Compensation within the posted range is determined by acandidate’s education level and/or years of experience in thefield. Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of thescaleMinimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree and four years of experience in Counseling,Psychology, Student Personnel Administration or related field ofrelated work experience, preferably with students fromdisadvantaged backgrounds. Master’s degree preferred. In the eventremote working is required, access to internet and a computer witha webcam and microphone is required. Must have a valid driver’slicense in good standing with violation points less than five(5).For best consideration please apply by January 31,2021.Class Specific Essential Duties1. Advise students about academic requirements for graduation andtransfer and assist with the selection of courses.2. Oversee the collection of quantitative and qualitativeeducational data related to program goals and objectives.3. Coordinate tutoring program.4. Maintain a caseload of program participants.5. Monitor academic and educational progress of programparticipants.6. Monitor financial literacy training.7. Maintain student records and files.8. Conduct workshops and orientation sessions, as required.Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.Position Specific Essential Duties1. Provide direct services related to preparing participants forgraduation, transfer, and successful completion of four-yearbaccalaureate programs.2. Provide counseling services to individuals and/or groups toenhance the likelihood of achieving success and transferring to afour-year institution.3. Assess tutoring needs of students; hire tutors; and coordinatethe tutoring component of the program.4. Develop and present academic success seminars.5. Recruit students for the program through classroom visits,attendance at student involvement fairs and collegetechnology.6. Remain knowledgeable about the College, its structure, culture,policies, and practices.7. Coordinate student activities programming for programparticipants.Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses.last_img read more

Jesus v. Hertford

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Bod-leans closer to target for new library

first_imgA $3 million donation made to the Bodleian Libraries by Charles and George David was announced at the Bodleian Founders Lunch on Saturday.The donation was made in memory of the David brothers’ late father, Charles Wendell David, a Rhodes scholar at Hertford College from 1908 to 1911.The contribution brought the fund for the reconstruction of the New Bodleian closer to its £78 million target.The New Bodleian is anticipated to reopen in 2015 as the Weston Library.Architect Giles Gilbert Robertson’s plans to build the Weston Library are estimated to take 4-5 years. Construction will begin in August pending the University’s approval.The Upper Floor ‘penthouse’ reading room will be named after Charles Wendell David to commemorate the donation.The David brothers commented, “The Charles Wendell David Reading Room celebrates a life of scholarship, marked by our father having benefited from and provided opportunities to others.“The lesson is the enduring and great power of education and the obligation on each of us – whether families, individuals, institutions or communities – to provide this freely and generously.”David held the positions of Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Secretary of the Association of Research Libraries. His sons observed, “Access to books became his passion“In his own words, “Bringing minds and books together” was a matter of faith”.Bodley’s librarian, Dr Sarah Thomas commented: “I am profoundly moved by the tribute of George and Charles David to their father and the benefits to scholars this reading room will bring.”The donation brings the Weston Library Appeal Fund to £67 million.The Garfield Weston Foundation and Oxford University Press have each contributed £25 million to the project. Julian Blackwell, President of Blackwell’s bookshop, has donated £6 million.The long-awaited renovation and restoration project aims to create high quality storage for the Library’s valuable Special Collections, to develop the Library’s faculties for the support of advanced research and to expand public access to its treasures through new exhibition galleries and other faculties.The New Bodleian Library closed its doors to readers in September last year, after nearly 70 years of service.The new library will be accessible from entrances on Broad Street and Parks Road.last_img read more

Anthony Romano is the leader Hoboken needs

first_imgDear Editor: The horrific terror attack that took place on Halloween in New York City taking the lives of so many innocent people, reminded me of last time terror was brought to our community. Back during Sept. 11 2001, terrorist cowards brought down the World Trade Center Towers. Many Hoboken residents on that day, gathered along the banks of the Hudson river and watched that terrible event transpire right in front of our eyes. Life as we knew it would change forever.Our community was directly impacted. We knew people who were in those buildings or we knew people who lost someone close. The smell from ground zero lingered in our streets. The consequences from that attack was apparent all over town. I felt helpless that day. I wanted to do something but I didn’t know what to do.Anthony Romano took the initiative days after that attack. He commissioned a boat to take him, some brave Hoboken Police Officers and some civilians over to ground zero and assist the other responders in any way they could.I was one of the civilians who was on the boat that day. As we approached ground zero, you felt the tension grow. The smell coming from ground zero was more pronounced as we got closer the shores. The smoke thicker. We heard the stories prior to our arrival about the devastation, but the reality of it was overwhelming. Two of the tallest buildings in the world were reduced to two piles of rubble. We were all humbled.But on that day, I witnessed Anthony Romano be a leader. I watched him coordinate efforts to assist all the first responders that were there. He led the brave Hoboken Police officers and civilians to the site where the World Trade Center once stood. He led us up onto those piles of rubble. We all participated in the bucket-brigade, moving buckets full of debris. Anthony wasn’t afraid. He didn’t run from that horrific event. He helped when people didn’t. He made a conscious effort to do something, while people did nothing. He and all the other brave men and women who volunteered put their lives at risk to help. That unselfish act shows the character of a person.In this time of uncertainty in which we live, I feel Hoboken needs a mayor who is a proven leader. We need a person who cares more about the community then political agendas. Anthony has been a leader on the Hoboken Police Force for over 25 years, a leader in our county, and a leader for our schools.In a time when most people just talk, he takes action. He listens to the people of our community. He has made a difference. He proved to me he can lead and that’s why I feel Anthony Romano would be a great mayor. He cares enough to go the extra mile.I felt a positive message about a man who shows courage, leadership and compassion was a story worth telling. John Francolast_img read more