Pearson snaps up EDI in £113m deal to bolster its education unit

first_img Pearson snaps up EDI in £113m deal to bolster its education unit whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-TodayUndo Pearson has agreed a deal to buy Education Development International (EDI) for £113m to further boost its presence in the training and assessment market.The publisher, which owns the world’s largest education business and the Financial Times, said yesterday it had already received support for the deal from over 30 per cent of EDI’s shareholders, which includes the firm’s directors.The group believes the acquisition will further boost its strength in the education and testing business. EDI has a strong reputation for its use of IT to conduct learning programmes and deliver on-screen assessment.The 200p-a-share cash offer for each EDI share represents a premium of around 61 per cent to the closing price on 4 March, the last business day before the offer period. EDI provides more than 400 vocational qualifications in the UK, offering work-based training for employers and colleges. Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL Monday 7 March 2011 8:57 pm whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comlast_img read more

GB trio face new licence conditions following SR and AML failings

first_imgBGO permitted customers to gamble six-figure sums without taking action, despite the player in question hitting a number of triggers that should have prompted interventions.  In addition to its £748,000 payment, NetBet will pay £8,806 towards the Gambling Commission’s investigation costs.  The business was found to fail to conduct appropriate levels of enhanced due diligence on at-risk customers, and no checks in some cases. Source of funds documentation, meanwhile, was not always reviewed properly when received and requested. It was also found to have breached social responsibility code provision (SRCP) 3.4.1, for failing to have adequate processes for intervening with customers showing signs of problems. Its processes were not properly followed by staff, the regulator’s investigation revealed. This ultimately revealed that the licensee had failed to apply effective policies and procedures for customers displaying signs of problem gambling between 25 September 2018 and 23 March 2020, a breach of Social responsibility (SR) code provision 3.4.1(1). BGO, which cooperated fully with the investigation, has agreed to apply enhanced due diligence measures to its top 250 customers, comprising the top 125 by deposit, and the top 125 by losses. This will be conducted within three months, then repeated every 12 months thereafter.  A further breach of that code, this time for provision 5.1.6 (1), occurred as Winstar featured a number of game tiles with cartoon imagery. While this was largely removed in 2018, one tile still featured imagery that was considered to be of appeal to minors, something GAN put down to human error.  Email Address “Licensees must protect consumers from harm and treat them fairly,” Gambling Commission executive director Richard Watson said. “Our recent investigations uncovered a variety of consumer protection and anti-money laundering failings at each of these three operators and as a result we are using a range of enforcement tools against them.  Compliance The Commission took action following investigations into each business, with BGO also agreeing to pay £2m (€2.2m/$2.6m) towards the implementation of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. GAN, meanwhile, will make a £146,000 payment, and NetBet £748,000.  Finally, NetBet will pay £748,000 in lieu of a financial penalty after it was found to have breached licence condition 12.1.1 (3), related to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.  In each case, BGO has since taken action to address these failings. As a result it has made a series of changes, such as monitoring the log-in times for customers during assessments, and not factoring winnings into risk assessments.  It will also track the effectiveness of the responsible gambling checks carried out on its top 250 customers – again split by deposits and losses – also within three months, then every 12 months.  Turning to GAN, and its Winstar Casino brand, the Commission launched its regulatory review in January this year. This revealed that between August 2018 and September 2019, it failed to have adequate safeguards for money laundering and to protect the vulnerable. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Compliance Legal Regulation Responsible gambling It did not conduct an adequate risk assessment of potential money laundering risks, amounting to a breach of licence condition 12.1.1(1). This in turn led to breaches of conditions 12.1.1(2) and (3), as it failed to have appropriate AML safeguards in place, meaning it did not conduct reviews of these controls, a breach of 12.1.2.  GB trio face new licence conditions following SR and AML failings GAN also breached Social Responsibility code provision 3.2.11, by failing to prominently display age warnings on the Winstar site. By not having provisions in place to intervene in cases of customers that displayed signs of problem gambling, it also breached code provision 3.4.1(1). The findings of each review must be presented to BGO’s board, and any action points addressed, and made available to the Commission when required. In addition to its £2m payment in lieu of a financial penalty, the operator will cover the Commission’s investigation costs, totalling £31,023.87. 28th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison In addition to its £146,754 payment, comprising a £100,000 contribution to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, and a £46,754 divestment from customer accounts that was accrued as a result of its failings, that will go to the same body. GAN will also pay £6,000 towards the Commission’s investigations costs.  This AML training must be extended to all PML holders, senior management and key control staff, followed by annual refreshers. GAN has also agreed to continue to review the effectiveness of its AML and social responsibility policies, procedures and controls.  The lack of controls saw a customer have bank accounts in a different name accepted as source of funds proof, and insufficient further investigations into an individual who used cryptocurrency assets as evidence of funds.  Tags: GAN Gambling Commission BGO NetBet The investigation into BGO was launched in September last year, following a compliance assessment in September 2018, which saw the regulator identify failings in how the operator interacted with customers from a social responsibility and AML perspective.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The effectiveness of interactions will also be logged in customer profiles, and an affordability calculator has been created, allowing customers to assess the amount of disposable income they have available. NetBet will also place automatic limits on customers displaying early signs of problem gambling.  A trio of operators – BGO, GAN and NetBet – have had new conditions added to their licences by the British Gambling Commission, after the regulator identified failings in their social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) controls. This has seen GAN ordered to ensure all persons that hold the money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) or their deputy required to hold suitable qualifications, and a Personal Management Licence (PML). These individuals must also take annual refresher training in AML and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) training.  It also breached licence conditions 12.1.1(1), 12.1.1(2) and 12.1.1(3) by failing to conduct adequate source of funds tests and enhanced due diligence on customers that presented a greater risk of money laundering. In one case it failed to act when made aware a customer was depositing more than five times their annual salary.  Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We will continue to crack down on failing operators through our tough and proactive compliance and enforcement work.” last_img read more

Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) Q22019 Interim Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2019 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Top British stocks for May

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images We asked our freelance writers to share the top British stocks they’d buy this May. Here’s what they chose:Royston Wild: Angling Direct I’m expecting a sunny set of numbers when Angling Direct (LSE: ANG) releases its full-year financials on Tuesday, 11 May. I think the retailer’s share price — which is already up over 120% over the past year at the time of writing — could rise strongly again. 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…In its most recent update this penny stock said that it had retained “positive sales momentum,” and that revenues were tipped to have risen 27% in the 12 months to January 2021. Angling Direct has a history of lifting profits guidance in recent times thanks to strong progress on lifting margins and excellent sales via its online channel, too.Beware, though, that Angling Direct trades on an elevated forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 50 times. This leaves the UK share in danger of a sharp share price reversal if sales growth shows signs of moderation. Royston Wild does not own shares in Angling Direct. Rupert Hargreaves: IPIP (LSE: IPO) develops intellectual property-based businesses like Oxford Nanopore Technologies. IP owns 15% of this business valued at £340m. The ultimate sale price could be significantly lower or higher when it IPOs later in 2020.I think the best way to look at the business is to consider its book value growth as a measure of wealth creation. Book value has grown at a compound annual rate of 11.3% since 2015. As the company gears up for the Oxford float, I think its stock could be worth buying, although if the float flops, IP could be left nursing large losses.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in IP.Dan Peeke: DiageoWith the hospitality sector reopening, alcoholic drinks company Diageo (LSE:DGE) is my top stock for May.In short, after months without the pub, Brits are going to treat themselves. Diageo owns an incredible portfolio of premium brands – from Guinness to Tanqueray to Johnnie Walker – that are all going to be in high demand. Its share price had already risen by 10% in the first four publess months of 2021, so with sales increasing, its growth should be even more pronounced.Of course, there’s always the chance that reopening venues is a disaster that reignites the pandemic and sends Diageo’s sales back down… but I’m feeling confident at the moment.Dan Peeke owns shares in Diageo.Paul Summers: BurberryThe share price of luxury firm Burberry (LSE: BRBY) has recovered fairly well over the last year as normality has returned to its key Asian markets. Even so, it’s still 10% below the highs hit in early-2020 (at the time of writing). Back in March, the blue-chip company revealed that revenue and adjusted operating profit would now likely be “ahead of consensus expectations”. Should this be confirmed in May and accompanied by a positive outlook statement, I think there’s a good chance we will see this gap close. As the great unlock continues, I’m holding tight to my stock.Paul Summers owns shares in Burberry.Harshil Patel: Howden Joinery Howden Joinery (LSE:HWDN) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens. It has steadily grown its earnings over several years and could be well placed to benefit from a rise in homebuying.  Several schemes and incentives are supporting the UK residential property market. A new government-backed mortgage scheme will help home buyers with just a 5% deposit. Stamp duty incentives are also currently still in place. Overall, this quality consumer cyclical stock offers double-digit margins, earnings growth and return on capital. It’s also conservatively financed and trades at an undemanding valuation.  Harshil Patel does not own shares in Howden Joinery.Edward Sheldon: JD Sports FashionMy top stock for May is JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD).The reason I like JD is that, right now, many consumers are cashed up after months of lockdown. I think JD could benefit in the months ahead as the global economy reopens and consumers head out to spend their savings. JD could do particularly well in the US (where it now generates over a third of sales) due to the fact that many US citizens have received stimulus cheques.  JD can be a volatile stock at times, so it’s not going to be suitable for everyone. However, overall, I think the risk/reward proposition here is attractive.Edward Sheldon owns shares in JD Sports Fashion.Roland Head: ITVTelevision group ITV (LSE: ITV) had a difficult year in 2020. But the group is already reporting an improved outlook for 2021. I expect this recovery to continue.Although the company continues to face tough competition from big streaming services and the decline of broadcast television, I do not think that ITV’s share price reflects the potential value of its programme production business.Analysts’ forecasts suggest earnings will rise steadily over the next couple of years. With the stock trading on 11 times 2021 forecast earnings and offering a 4.4% dividend yield, I continue to view ITV as a buy.Roland Head owns shares in ITV.Nadia Yaqub: DiageoLockdown restrictions are easing and as people start to socialise they are likely to eat and drink out. I think Diageo (LSE: DGE) is well placed to capitalise on this. The beverage company has a diversified portfolio of over 200 brands including Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff.It derives a significant portion of its revenue from the emerging markets. Here, Diageo’s brands are seen as a symbol of status for the growing affluent class. I think this region has further growth potential. The shares also offer an attractive dividend yield of over 2%, which is covered by earnings.Nadia Yaqub does not own shares in Diageo.Kirsteen Mackay: Tate & Lyle FTSE 250 stock Tate & Lyle (LSE:TATE) is hoping to sell a controlling stake in its artificial sweeteners division to help streamline the company and futureproof its growth prospects. By retaining a minority stake it won’t entirely lose out if this arm continues to grow its profitability.This division could potentially sell for £1.2bn, according to the Telegraph. The proceeds would be used to help Tate & Lyle reduce its debt pile and turn its attention to becoming more competitive in its higher margin food and drinks division.I like the growth potential in this stock and its 3.6% dividend yield. Kirsteen owns shares in Tate & Lyle.Zaven Boyrazian: SagaSaga (LSE:SAGA) is a travel and insurance business. For years its share price has fallen due to mismanagement.But in 2020, Saga’s original owner, Sir Roger De Haan, made a sudden return. He injected £100m into the business, replaced the old management team and is now restructuring the entire company.Based on the most recent results, it looks like the new strategy is working. Advanced cruise bookings for 2021-2023 increased by 20% despite the disruptions from Covid-19. And the insurance division finally started growing again.There are plenty of risks and challenges ahead. But I believe Saga is capable of making a comeback over the long term. And so, I’m considering adding it to my portfolio while it’s still cheap.Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Saga.Christopher Ruane: C&C GroupC&C Group (LSE: CCR) is the drinks company that owns famous brands such as Magners and Tennent’s Lager. It has been hit hard by the pandemic.While supermarket sales have held up well, the pub business has suffered badly. C&C also owns a drinks wholesaler and part of a pub chain. While there is a risk patrons won’t frequent pubs as much as they did before the pandemic, the reopening of many pubs across the UK still bodes well for its prospects in my opinion.Christopher Ruane owns shares in C&C Group. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 1st May, 2021 | More on: ANG BRBY CCR DGE HWDN IPO ITV JD SAGA TATE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Top British stocks for May Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by The Motley Fool Stafflast_img read more

Course to give guidance on maximising income

first_img Howard Lake | 29 November 2005 | News Neil Irwin, Member Services Manager at NICVA, found the course extremely valuable and would highly recommend it to other fundraisers, managers, finance officers and treasurers.The next Full Cost Recovery training takes place on 26 January 2006 and is a good opportunity to gain practical ./guidance on costing the full cost of projects and activities – so organisations no longer short change themselves.Register by contacting Roisin Kelly on tel: 028 9087 7777, email: [email protected] course is subsidised by 75% making it great value and participants also receive a free copy of the software, valued at £30. 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. Course to give guidance on maximising income Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Using the latest Full Cost Recovery Model designed by ACEVO and New Philanthropy Capital, a ‘Full Cost Recovery’ course in planned for Belfast in January. The course is seen as a valuable tool for people within voluntary organisations who put together contracts and funding applications. The one day course delivered by Sayer Vincent Consultants and Auditors and facilitated by NICVA’s Management Development Programme uses the Full Cost Recovery toolkit – a resource pack and software to help realistically budget for organisational and project costs.Judith Miller, who delivers the course, has worked with the Association of Charitable Foundations, Victim Support, NCVO, Whizz Kids and Guidestar and has considerable experience of the voluntary and community sector. Advertisement  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Applications For Police Oversight Commission Available Tuesday

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Since Pasadena’s City Council began to focus on police oversight last summer, an officer-involved shooting left Pasadenan Anthony McClaine dead and reignited community calls for increased oversight of the Pasadena Police Dept. Photo by James Carbone of protestor signs at the scene of the shooting.Applications for the city’s Police Oversight Commission will be available Tuesday.The city still has not decided on the vetting process for members of the commission. The item is scheduled to come before the City Council on Jan. 25.The council unanimously approved the framework of the commission in October. The issue gained traction and urgency following the police-involved deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., and then the Aug. 15 shooting death of Anthony McClain by a Pasadena police officer.City Council members from each of the city’s seven districts will nominate a commissioner, and the mayor will nominate another.In addition, three at-large commissioners from “community-based” groups will be nominated. The council will have final approval on all the commissioners and an auditor.Nominees will need to be city residents, though not necessarily residents of the particular district of the nominating councilmember. Another goal is for at least 50 percent of the commission’s appointees to be women.In addition, practicing attorneys would not be able to serve if they or their firm or entity currently have pending criminal or civil cases involving Pasadena police officers.There has also been discussion about whether current or former police officers would be eligible to serve on the commission, and that’s a debate that will be revisited.Commissioners’ terms will be for three years and staggered. More Cool Stuff Community News Applications For Police Oversight Commission Available Tuesday STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 3:32 pm Subscribe Top of the News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentlast_img read more

Police issue warning to Donegal parents over teen drinking in Derry

first_img WhatsApp Donegal parents are being warned that they can expect a call from the Police to collect their children if they are found to be under the influence of alcohol in Derry this weekend.Sergeant Sam Young has stated that extra patrols will be in place this weekend to identify Donegal youth’s either drinking illegally or under the influence of alcohol in the city.It follows concerned raised by a local cllr that Donegal teens where travelling to Derry having told parents they where going to the cinema or bowling in Pennyburn but instead where drinking on the streets.And, speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, Sergeant young said where illegal drinking is detected on busses, they will be turned back to Donegal and the gardai informed. Police issue warning to Donegal parents over teen drinking in Derry Facebook Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – March 13, 2012 Google+ Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Previous articleMc Conalogue says many Donegal schools have been overlooked in government planNext articleMan dies in Dunlewey workplace accident News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Deal for GPs and Pharmacists to administer Covid vaccine given go-ahead

first_img Google+ Pinterest A deal to get GPs and pharmacists administering the COVID vaccine has been given the go-ahead by cabinet Ministers.From next month they will be able to give people the AstraZeneca vaccine which can be stored much more easily than the others available.The deal is worth around €91m and will see vaccinations done in GP surgeries, mass vaccination centres and other venues.Sinn Féin’s Health Spokesman David Cullinane says it’s an important step:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/cullinane3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 19, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAcenter_img Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Deal for GPs and Pharmacists to administer Covid vaccine given go-ahead WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleSergeant describes Covid impact among Gardai as ‘reaching pinch point’Next articleStatus yellow rainfall warning in place for Donegal News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Modelling the reorientation of sea-ice faults as the wind changes direction

first_imgA discrete-element model of sea ice is used to study how a 900 change in wind direction alters the pattern of faults generated through mechanical failure of the ice. The sea-ice domain is 400 km in size and consists of polygonal floes obtained through a Voronoi tessellation. Initially the floes are frozen together through viscous-elastic joints that can break under sufficient compressive, tensile and shear deformation. A constant wind-stress gradient is applied until the initially frozen ice pack is broken into roughly diamond-shaped aggregates, with crack angles determined by wing-crack formation. Then partial refreezing of the cracks delineating the aggregates is modelled through reduction of their length by a particular fraction, the ice pack deformation is neglected and the wind stress is rotated by 90 degrees. New cracks form, delineating aggregates with a different orientation. Our results show the new crack orientation depends on the refrozen fraction of the initial faults: as this fraction increases, the new cracks gradually rotate to the new wind direction, reaching 90 degrees for fully refrozen faults. Such reorientation is determined by a competition between new cracks forming at a preferential angle determined by the wing-crack theory and at old cracks oriented at a less favourable angle but having higher stresses due to shorter contacts across the joints.last_img read more

UPDATED: Estate agents to hear at 2pm if PM’s vague comments about ‘return to work’ apply to them

first_imgBoris Johnson’s announcement last night dashed industry hopes that the property sector could partially emerge from the lockdown, but more details of the PM’s announcement are due to be published at 2pm.Although some workers will be allowed to return to work if they are NOT able to do their jobs at home, at the moment this does not specifically include estate agents as current government guidance stands.Leading figures in the industry have told The Negotiator that, although there may be some scope for viewings of new build and probate properties to be allowed before June 1st given the Prime Minister’s comments tonight, the restrictions remain in place for the meantime.“We said that you should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must,” Johnson said.“We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.”Legal challengeBut overnight Johnson’s vague statements on ‘returning to work’ have been questioned by a leading lawyer.  “Many workers, presumably on furlough if they haven’t been able to work for the last couple of months, will still be concerned about the health risks of attending at work without there being very clear provisions in terms of what protective measures are being taken in the workplace,” says Rustom Tata, Chairman and Partner at city law firm DMH Stallard.“For others, the journey to and from work will present a logistical challenge. And that’s before the health risks of travelling on public transport.“What if the employee fails to attend? In most cases, if the employee doesn’t attend work, the employer could notionally seek to dismiss the employee.  However, in practice that is unlikely to happen.”Some agents were hoping that instead of last night’s announcement, Johnson would relax lockdown restrictions on specific business sectors including property sales and lettings.Discussions with industry leaders and housing minister Chris Pincher late last week revealed that the government has decided to include the property sector with retail which means, as Johnson said tonight, a likely restart date of 1st June, at the earliest. This was also predicted last week by NAEA Property Chief Executive Mark Hayward.“This is not the green light everyone was hoping for”, says Keller Williams market centre co-owner Russell Quirk. “It’s more like an amber light signalling things may change soon but not now – I’m afraid agents are going to have to be patient.“I think Boris has had a change of heart on several fronts, including allowing the property sector to open before other high street businesses.”Paul Offley (left), Head of Compliance at The Guild of Property Professionals, says agents need more clarity from the government before anything can deviate from the current lockdown rules, and that the Prime Minister’s promise to answer questions next week in parliament should provide some answers.“Unless we have a clear code given to us then agents will just go off and interpret more general rules in different ways and that wouldn’t be ideal,” says industry consultant Andrew Stanton.A poll by PR firm Properganda among over 600 estate agents late last week showed that two thirds would prefer that the lockdown continues until June, rather than risk lives. lockdown coronavirus Paul Offley Andrew Stanton Guild of Property Professionals Boris Johnson Russell Quirk May 10, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 10th May 2020 at 10:03 pmI think there will be more clarity in the real estate sector by the end of next week, but the worst situation would be a bun fight, and a mixed response to how to go about a new Covid-19 protocol in the industry.The other factor is of course the general public – which way will they go – and of course the Bank of England talking about the worst recession for three-centuries is not too helpful. Commerce is built on confidence and certainty and often sentiment, as ever it will be a case of cautiously moving forward.After 35-years in the industry we have never been at these crossroads before, war, recession, inflation, deflation, yes – but a global pandemic with no cure – well that is new territory, one silver lining some of the companies in certain proptech verticals are doing business at an exponential rate, so maybe this can help agents go about business safely.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » COVID-19 news » UPDATED: Estate agents to hear at 2pm if PM’s vague comments about ‘return to work’ apply to them previous nextCOVID-19 newsUPDATED: Estate agents to hear at 2pm if PM’s vague comments about ‘return to work’ apply to themVague nature of PM’s statement last night is questioned by legal expert while commentators wonder how agents can travel to work on public transport.Nigel Lewis10th May 20201 Comment41,596 Viewslast_img read more