Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) Q32010 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Looking for ISA ideas? I like last week’s 4 most-bought FTSE 100 stocks

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. Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: BP The ISA deadline for this year is imminent. If you have left things to the last minute, don’t fret. Firstly, it is good that you are utilising your tax-free ISA allowance, as many miss out. If you are looking for ideas on where to invest for your Stocks and Shares ISA then below are some handy stocks that I like at the moment.The stocks mentioned below were the top four most-bought stocks according to a leading UK stockbroker, Hargreaves Lansdown. The data period was last week, and all FTSE 100 constituents were in the pot. Now, while an in-demand stock isn’t guaranteed to will rise in value, the list does highlight what most people are looking to buy at the moment.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…Lloyds Banking GroupPerpetually among the top traded firms in the index, it is no surprise Lloyds Banking Group takes the top spot. Given the share price slump over the past month, it appears that many investors are looking to buy in now at perceived cheap levels. Last week I wrote a piece on why I bought more shares too, which you can read here. Essentially, the bank has not reported any major issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic as of yet. Banking in general appears to be less impacted than other sectors, yet has sold off hard. This could therefore lead to a potential bounce back in coming months.BPOil giant BP is an interesting choice to see at number two in the table. The oil price has been exceptionally volatile, after losing over 60% in value in the first quarter this year. Price wars between Russia and Saudi Arabia have seen large scale disruption in the marketplace. With Brent crude oil trading around $33 a barrel, BP is going to feel the pinch in profit margins. The firm came out this week saying it expected an £800m hit on first-quarter earnings. It appears investors are buying for the long term here, but I would be more cautious.BarclaysAnother bank that makes it into the most bought shares is Barclays. In a similar vein to Lloyds, I do get and agree with why investors are buying up banking stocks. The sell-off has been hard on the banks, with many citing that the cuts in interest rates will impact profits. The rationale behind this is that the margin banks make between the rate it lends at versus the rate it pays on deposits has shrunk. However, I think this has been overplayed. A lot of divisions within the bank will be performing exceptionally well. Think of the lending, debt restructuring, and trading arms. For me, this outweighs the cut from interest rates.Royal Dutch ShellWhile I can’t read investors’ minds, I have a hunch the reason Royal Dutch Shell is being bought is due to the dividend. I wrote a piece recently talking about how dividends are being cut by some FTSE 100 firms. So for those looking for income via dividends, where is safe? Royal Dutch Shell is being spoken of as large enough to continue to pay out. The current dividend yield for the firm is 11.35%. If the dividend is maintained, this yield looks exceptionally attractive. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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.center_img Jonathan Smith owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Looking for ISA ideas? I like last week’s 4 most-bought FTSE 100 stockslast_img read more

Belanger ordained as Episcopal Church’s first French female priest

first_img February 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm Having known Fanny at St. John’s, I can say that the Communion is fortunate to have her. She will be a gift to any congregation. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Women’s Ministry Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Very Rev. Thomas C. Chesterman+ says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Denis Le Moullac says: Belanger ordained as Episcopal Church’s first French female priest Jean-Marc Robinet says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA February 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm Toutes mes félicitations pour cette bonne nouvelle, d’un autre français prêtre anglican à Londres depuis 18 ans. Que Dieu continue à bénir ce qu’il a commencé en vous. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm Félicitations, Fanny, je suis heureux d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Que Dieu vous bénisse dans votre ministère ! Et puisque vous exprimez le désir de revenir en France, pourquoi ne pas créer une mission francophone à Paris ? Cela fait 10 ans que je suis épiscopalien et je connais pas mal de gens qui seraient prêts à vous y aider, moi y compris ! Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Sandrine Sohet says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 People, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Press Release Service February 3, 2014 at 7:46 am Esta é uma notícia maravilhosa. Faz-me orgulhoso de ser um episcopal. February 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm Que Dieu soit avec vous dans votre nouveau ministère et où que vous soyez. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Nathaniel F. Queen, Jr. says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. John T. Farrell, Ph.D. says: February 5, 2014 at 10:23 am Tu as su partir, te remettre en question, pour imposer ton destin.Que ta route soit belle ! February 19, 2014 at 7:19 am C’est un don magnifique et l’aboutissement d’un long chemin. Merci à l’église épiscopalienne d’avoir su l’accueillir. C’est une promesse d’avenir pour notre petite communauté épiscopalienne en Europe. Florence Le Lann says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing 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 February 5, 2014 at 3:20 am Vous tracez un chemin qui conduit à la Joie, que Dieu bénisse ceux qui, avec vous, le suivront. 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Rev. John T. Farrell, Ph.D. says: February 3, 2014 at 7:52 am Well, I feel stupid. I meant to offer my congratulations to Madame Belanger in French, but I blurted it in Portuguese. I’ll try again: Ce sont d’excellentes nouvelles. Qui me rend fier d’être un épiscopalien. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Leo Lex says: Mary Jane Wyant says: Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe celebrates Holy Eucharist during the Feb. 1 ordination of the Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger (standing on Whalon’s right). Photo: Harvey Bale[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger loves to help people grow in their relationships with God. At the same time, she says, it is important not to be “trapped” in the church but to engage in mission and to reach out to people where they are. These are the principles that have guided Belanger’s spiritual journey, a path that led to her Feb. 1 ordination as the first French female priest in the Episcopal Church.“My ministry is not to bring religion to people, but to enable them to craft their own theology and spirituality by helping them know their tradition and engage with the Scriptures,” she told ENS in a recent interview. “Prayer is very important to me and I consider it the heart of the church.”Belanger, 38, was ordained by Bishop Pierre Whalon at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, where she moved with her husband, Xavier, in August 2011 to complete a Master of Divinity degree. She was ordained a deacon at VTS in March 2013.Whalon, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, described Belanger as a “candidate of extraordinary qualities [with a] very inviting, warm pastoral presence … She is a woman for all people.”Belanger was born in Grenoble, France, and raised Roman Catholic. She discovered the Anglican Church in her early 30s and began attending St. Marc’s Church, a member of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe. In 2011, she helped to launch an Anglican Eucharist for French speakers at St. Marc’s.Belanger has studied philosophy and theology, and “always had a great desire to become a priest,” she said. “I admired so much our parish priest when I was a child. I was devastated the day my father told me I could never become a priest because I was a girl. I felt it was so unfair – and there was nothing I could do about it. But many years later, God found another way … I discovered the Anglican Communion and soon made my home there. For the first time I could talk about my sense of a call without being dismissed.”The Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger with Bishop Pierre Whalon. Photo: Harvey BaleDuring the ordination sermon, Whalon said Belanger is “a woman of great gifts, among which is an ability to bring the Gospel to all kindsof people. You are a fisher of people too. But before anything else, you must always make sure you are following where Christ is leading. It is easy to get caught in the ministry trap, where the priesthood is a career, and your gifts are what you use to advance.”According to Whalon, Diocese in Europe Suffragan Bishop David Hamid felt that Belanger would be better suited to ordination in the Episcopal Church rather than in the Church of England. Belanger told ENS she had always felt drawn to the U.S.English congregations were established on the Continent before the Reformation, leading to the formation of the Diocese of Gibraltar in 1842 and the Diocese in Europe in 1980. Meanwhile, after the American Revolution, American Episcopalians began worshiping from time to time at the American Embassy in Paris. As American interests developed in the 19th century, Episcopalians in various cities started congregations. Today, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe serves a culturally diverse demographic of Christians in some 20 parishes and missions throughout Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. Two other Anglican jurisdictions operate in Europe: the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain and the Lusitanian Church of Portugal.Belanger is currently serving as an intern at the Church of the Epiphany, in Washington D.C., where she works among the homeless, preaches, leads Bible studies, “yet most of the time, I just listen to people and try to be present,” she told ENS.Before that she served for 18 months as a seminarian at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, also in the district.Asked what has defined her journey, Belanger said “joy and wonder … I would never have thought I would find a church that really felt like home, would never have believed I would be heard about my sense of a call … I think I’ve learned God can do extraordinary things with ordinary people or at least to ordinary people like me. I’ve learned to trust, I’ve learned to believe God loves me and guides me.”Belanger said it fills her with pride and happiness to be the first French woman to become an Episcopal priest. While Belanger and her husband – VTS’s system and network administrator – plan to stay a little longer in the U.S., she understands that her ordained ministry will likely call her back home to France. In the meantime, she is hoping to find a new opportunity for ministry in the Washington D.C. metro area.“It took a lot of work, boldness and faith to get me here – and also a lot of love and support from my husband and friends along the way,” she said. “But at the same time, I feel sad. Sad there are so many ministers here in U.S. and so few in France. Sad Christians in my country can’t find a priest to baptize their children and bury their dead. In France, lay people have so much to do with so little time and sometimes not enough education.“I am sad such valuable people ‘cannot’ be ordained because the Roman Catholic Church won’t allow it,” she added. “I think people in U.S. don’t always realize the chance they have to have a real freedom to worship. Yet I am hopeful the Episcopal Church will be able to spread its mission in Europe.”Whalon acknowledged that in France, Belanger would likely face some challenges as a female priest serving in a predominantly secular society and where the main Christian denomination is Roman Catholic. But, Whalon added, she has a special gift and an “ability to speak to French people who have a hardened shell without battering it down.”Said Belanger: “We don’t need so many skills to become a priest, we need a heart. People out there are dying to be loved and to be understood.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bertrand Olivier says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing By Matthew DaviesPosted Feb 3, 2014 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm You have a beautiful outlook, and you will be a blessing wherever you serve! February 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm Que continuons chanter le chanson de Dieu en toutes les langues.Thomas C. 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KCN Office / Atelier Cosmas Gozali

first_img “COPY” KCN Office / Atelier Cosmas Gozali CopyAbout this officeAtelier Cosmas GozaliOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesInstitutional ArchitectureDjakartaIndonesiaPublished on December 24, 2010Cite: “KCN Office / Atelier Cosmas Gozali” 24 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98066/kcn-office-atelier-cosmas-gozali Clipboard Houses Architects: Atelier Cosmas Gozali Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98066/kcn-office-atelier-cosmas-gozali Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Fernando GomulyaText description provided by the architects. The special features of this building are its unusual shape and location. In order to present a corporate image for a shipping company, the architect explored and worked just as an artist would in creating a work of sculpture. The futuristic concept of the building, with its play of heaviness and lightness in the composition of the mass, gives the initial idea of a spaceship landing on the rocky surface of a planet. In the context of its environment, an extended stretch of rocky beach, the building aims to be a focal point or landmark for the area. The unique part of the building is the upper part, namely, the merging of the building’s facade with its roof. This irregular roof exemplifies the innovative thinking of the architect in the exploration of design, and the meticulous attention and careful consideration that went into the design. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe whole building looks like a great atoll amidst the breakwater rocks of the shore. The rooms inside the building too are designed such that their functions are aligned with the forms that have been established. The play of color in the interiors plays a role in bringing fresh nuances into the building. Calm, cool grays and whites are integrated with clean light greens and bright blues to make the rooms in the building feel more cheerful. The harmonious integration of the building’s exterior and interior is the result of thinking and solutions to produce an exploratory and innovative architectural work.Project gallerySee allShow lessLandscape Loop / JAJA ArchitectsArticlesVideo: Zamet Centre / 3LHDArticles Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2009 KCN Office / Atelier Cosmas GozaliSave this projectSaveKCN Office / Atelier Cosmas Gozali Year:  Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya+ 19 Share Indonesia CopyHouses•Djakarta, Indonesia Projectslast_img read more

Oman Tourist Office announces support for wetland conservation

first_img Howard Lake | 10 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oman Tourist Office announces support for wetland conservation The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is delighted that the Oman Tourist Office UK & Ireland is showing support for its worldwide conservation work by becoming a corporate patron scheme member. This partnership re-establishes a link between Oman and WWT first established by Sir Peter Scott, WWT’s founder, with the Sultanate over 30 years ago.CEO Martin Spray said: “Since its launch at the beginning of this year, many organisations with a strong commitment to the environment are realising the benefit of being a patron of the WWT. By becoming a member, they are helping us with our vital work supporting some of the most important wetlands in the UK and around the world, as well as saving threatened species and inspiring millions of visitors. We welcome Oman’s vital contribution to this work”The patron scheme offers each supporter a bespoke relationship with WWT. The supporting organisation can thereby align itself with WWT’s mission and values in its own unique way, whilst providing an important source of funding for WWT’s leading work in education, research and the environment. In return, a tailored package of benefits are offered including a range of ways to reach WWT’s almost one million visitors a year.Alison Cryer, director of the Oman Tourist Office UK & Ireland, explains: “Oman is committed to preserving its environment and the wide range of species – including over 400 bird species – it supports. An association with WWT makes perfect sense and continues a relationship first established by Sir Peter Scott and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in the 1970s.”If you would like to discuss how WWT could work with your organisation contact John Creedon corporate relations manager on 01453 891 274 or [email protected] information about the Oman Tourist Office can be found at www.omantourism.gov.omEnds November 2008For more information contact Andy Parker on 01453 891144 or [email protected] to Editors:1. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. With over 60 years experience of wetland conservation, WWT is committed to the protection of wetlands and all that depend on them for survival.2. WWT’s Corporate Patrons Scheme provides a unique opportunity to develop a bespoke relationship where companies can align themselves closely with WWT’s mission and values whilst providing us with an important source of funding. By working together WWT can help companies deliver their business, community and environmental objectives.3. Patrons will contribute directly to:· our worldwide conservation action for wetland wildlife· carbon offsetting and climate change mitigation· supporting the management of around 2,000 hectares of wetland reserves for future generations to enjoy· the protection of some of the most important environmental sites in the UK· helping to save more than 20 threatened species· inspiring and educating millions of people to protect and value their environment4. A specifically tailored benefits package for each company can include:· The opportunity to share WWT’s profile with almost one million visitors every year· Acknowledgement of your company’s contribution on the WWT website, at all nine wetland centres and in WWT’s Annual Report· Options for tailored team building days, company outings, discounted or free entry tickets for staff.· A professional PR team to work with you to promote the joint relationship· Quarterly updates from different WWT specialists, providing insights into new, exciting or unusual aspects of the Trust and the wildlife it protects· Invitations to a range of networking events throughout the year, providing opportunities to go behind the scenes and meet key senior staff within the TrustAndy ParkerPR & Communications OfficerWildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)Slimbridge, Glos GL2 7BT, UKT 01453 891144F 01453 890827E [email protected] wwt.org.uk Tagged with: corporate  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Maestros de Detroit exigen y logran sueldo mientras luchaban

first_imgEn la tarde de hoy 3 de mayo, se anunció por los medios de comunicación que las/os maestros de Detroit se anotaron una victoria en respuesta a sus dos días de paro cuando el administrador de emergencias de las Escuelas Públicas de Detroit, Stephen Rodas, cedió y aceptó pagar los salarios que se les debía a las/os maestros durante los meses de verano. La batalla continúa para conseguir los fondos adecuados para una educación de calidad para las/os jóvenes de Detroit; para detener que los fondos públicos sean desviados a pagar los servicios de la deuda; y para restaurar el control local de las escuelas públicas de Detroit a esta ciudad de mayoría afroamericana.Al igual que ayer, miles de miembros de la Federación de Maestros de Detroit llamaron hoy diciendo que estaban enfermas/os, cerrando así el sistema escolar. El paro fue en respuesta a un anuncio hecho por el administrador de emergencias de las Escuelas Públicas de Detroit, Stephen Rhodes, diciendo que no habían fondos para el EPD después del mes de junio de este año. Rhodes es un juez federal ahora retirado, que presidió el proceso de bancarrota de la ciudad de Detroit en el 2014. Esto significa que muchas/os de los maestros mal pagados y sobrecargados de trabajo de Detroit – quienes estiran sus salarios durante todo el año escolar a pesar de no trabajar durante los meses de verano – están trabajando ahora por nada.Miles de maestras/os y otras/os trabajadores de la educación rodearon la sede del EPD en el área del Nuevo Centro a partir de las 10 de la mañana en los dos días. Gritaban consignas como ¿”Qué pasó con el dinero”? y ¡”Si no pagan, cerrarlo”!Estas acciones representan una continuación de protestas anteriores donde las/os maestros llamaron la atención sobre las condiciones deplorables dentro del distrito escolar. El sistema de educación pública de Detroit ha estado bajo alguna forma de control estatal directo o indirecto desde 1999. El distrito ha perdido 150.000 estudiantes desde entonces.La crisis educacional impuesta por las corporaciones se refleja en la falta de útiles escolares y el deterioro de los edificios con techos con goteras, moho, hongos y otras condiciones inseguras. Muchas escuelas carecen de una ventilación adecuada, y la temperatura en los edificios está o muy caliente o muy fría. La crisis también se refleja en la apertura de decenas de escuelas charter en Detroit, privando al sistema escolar de los fondos que desesperadamente se necesitan.Por otra parte, la disminución de la matrícula del EPD, en parte como resultado de la epidemia de desahucios y ejecuciones hipotecarias de la última década que forzó la salida de más de 200.000 personas de la ciudad, se ha traducido en el cierre de más de 200 edificios escolares. Muchas de estas escuelas abandonadas han sido objeto de vandalismo y despojadas de cobre, hierro, ladrillo, aparatos eléctricos y otros materiales, convirtiéndose en manchas en los barrios, facilitando aún más el subdesarrollo y el deterioro de comunidades de Detroit.Los servicios de la deuda tienenprioridad sobre la educaciónCuando el estado de Michigan tomó el control del EPD en 1999, el distrito tenía un superávit de $93 millones, con al menos otros $1,5 mil millones en fondos de bonos aprobados por las/os votantes para mejorar los edificios escolares y otras obras de infraestructura. En la actualidad, los informes indican que el EPD tiene una deuda de $3,5 mil millones, con porciones sustanciales debidas a los bancos y tenedores de bonos.Las protestas llegan cuando el gobierno estatal en Lansing está debatiendo proyectos de ley para dar “fondos” a las escuelas públicas de Detroit. El proyecto de ley aprobado por el Senado del Estado establecería dos distritos, uno con $515 millones en fondos para ser utilizados sólo para pagar los servicios de la deuda y un segundo con $200 millones para financiar las operaciones. El proyecto de ley eliminaría la actual Junta Escolar elegida de Detroit y la sustituiría por una junta esencialmente impotente, cuyos funcionarios y superintendentes serían nombrados por una comisión designada por el reaccionario gobernador y envenenador de aguas de Flint, Rick Snyder, así como el alcalde de Detroit Duggan.Sin embargo, la reaccionaria Cámara del Estado ha rechazado este proyecto de ley, debatiendo en vez uno que limitaría la financiación escolar a $500 millones – ¡Solo los servicios de la deuda serían pagados! – y con provisiones que contienen ataques punitivos contra los derechos de las/os maestros de Detroit. El proyecto de la Cámara elimina cualquier supervisión de las escuelas charter, las cuales han proliferado en Detroit a pesar de su fracaso en la educación de las/os estudiantes de Detroit.En los últimos dos días se ha revelado que la deuda real para las Escuelas Públicas de Detroit – deuda acumulada bajo la dirección de varios gestores de emergencias designados por el Estado – es mucho mayor de lo anunciado previamente, lo que requiere al menos $800 millones para cumplir con las demandas inmediatas de los acreedores. Además, un informe salió a la luz indicando que los gestores de emergencias utilizaron ilegalmente aproximadamente $40 millones para gastos operacionales de los fondos federales destinados a necesidades especiales de las pensiones de maestras/os.Una de las demandas de las/os maestros en huelga es una auditoría de los fondos escolares para dar cuenta de cómo se produjo la enorme deuda bajo la gestión de emergencias. Es absolutamente criminal que en una ciudad donde las escuelas se caen a pedazos y las necesidades para una educación de calidad de las/os niños de Detroit son tan grandes, que más fondos escolares puedan ser utilizados para pagar el servicio de la deuda a los bancos e instituciones financieras que educar a las/os estudiantes.Más ataques a DetroitLos fondos federales de vivienda, supuestamente destinadas a mantener la estabilidad en los barrios ayudando a las/os residentes con el pago de las hipotecas, los sobre-evaluados impuestos a la propiedad y las infladas facturas de agua, en cambio se están utilizando para derribar casas y negocios vacantes. El gobierno federal está investigando irregularidades en los gastos para la demolición coordinados por la Autoridad de Banco de Tierras de Detroit.El Grupo de Trabajo de Remoción de Deterioro de Detroit, que identifica viviendas y otras estructuras para la incautación y demolición, está presidido por el multimillonario Dan Gilbert, jefe de Quicken Loans. El papel de Gilbert representa un claro conflicto de intereses. Gilbert actualmente está siendo demandado por el Departamento de Justicia por el mal uso de cientos de millones de dólares en fondos de la Administración Federal de Vivienda a través de sus operaciones de financiación de bienes raíces.Mientras tanto, Gilbert anunció el 27 de abril que él y otros inversores capitalistas han creado un plan para construir un estadio de fútbol en el centro de Detroit. Gilbert, que es dueño de Rock Ventures LLC, del equipo profesional de baloncesto Cleveland Cavaliers y de otras empresas, es un elemento importante en la reestructuración de la ciudad de Detroit dirigida por el sector bancario. Él y el ejecutivo Arn Tellem, de los Detroit Pistons declararon sus planes para el proyecto de mil millones de dólares en el sitio de la fallida cárcel del Condado de Wayne. Los informes noticieros desde 2014, cuando se paralizó la construcción, decían que se perdieron $150 millones en el proyecto de la cárcel nueva debido a excesivos costos y a la corrupción.Durante 2015, Gilbert hizo conocer claramente su oposición a la construcción de la cárcel en el centro de la ciudad. En cambio, el banquero y arriesgado empresario imaginaba un estadio para ligas mayores de fútbol con 25.000 asientos y otros negocios, incluyendo restaurantes, hoteles y una torre de oficinas comerciales.Un artículo publicado el 27 de abril en el Detroit Free Press declaró: “El plan de estadio de fútbol pide la reubicación de la actual cárcel del condado de Wayne, el edificio de Justicia Frank Murphy y las facilidades de Detención Juvenil del condado de Wayne a Mound Road (lejos del centro). Gilbert ha estado tratando de comprar al Condado, el sitio sin terminar de la cárcel; recientemente ha ofrecido $50 millones. El Condado, que ya ha gastado $150 millones de dólares en el detenido proyecto no aceptó la oferta”.Gilbert y sus cohortes capitalistas no quieren que la cárcel esté en el centro de la ciudad, ya que interfiere con su visión de la ciudad, que está siendo diseñada como un parque de recreación para habitantes de suburbios y turistas, mientras que los barrios son destruidos por los mismos bancos y otras fuerzas capitalistas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ag Secretary Shares Vision in Farm Country

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 7, 2017 Ag Secretary Shares Vision in Farm Country SHARE Perdue in IowaThe new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made a trip to farm country late last week, traveling to Nevada, Iowa and a tour of Couser Cattle Company. In remarks following the tour he acknowledged Iowa supporters of the Trump campaign, including its Republican legislators. He also touted America’s farmers and what they do.“I’m proud to be called an agriculturalist,” he said. “Think about the nobility of what you do worldwide, whether it’s pork, whether it’s soybeans, whether it’s corn or ethanol, growing energy independence for the United States. Think about that, the nobility of what we’re called to do is a pretty awesome thing. That makes me sleep good at night, thinking about what we contribute worldwide. Our new motto in USDA is Do Right and Feed Everyone. We got a hungry world out there and we’ve got to be more innovative and more creative going forward than even in the past.”Meeting briefly with reporters afterwards, Perdue summed up his lofty goal for USDA.“To be facts based, data driven, customer focused with ethics and transparency and integrity, to be the best managed, the most effective, the best value for the American taxpayer in all the United States government.”To achieve all of that there needs to be a full leadership staff in place, something Perdue said will happen only with great care.“Overall from a deputy, from an undersecretary standpoint, the goal of a good leader is to get diversity across there. Geographical diversity is important. Industry wide is important. You can’t have all corn growers or soybeans growers, nor cattle or pork or beef,” he explained. “So, we want to get diversity there. Not only that, there’s gender diversity and racial diversity. I want the USDA to look like America.”He said it will take the best people to make USDA the best government agency, so they will take their time to find the cream of the crop.Perdue indicated his first trade mission destination hasn’t yet been determined. He said the initial priority is to visit farmers and hear what’s important directly from them. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Secretary Shares Vision in Farm Country Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 8, 2017Next articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Homeowner Perceptions in Sync with Appraisers

first_imgSubscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Appraisal bill banfield Home Values HOUSING mortgage Quicken Loans 2017-12-12 Nicole Casperson Homeowner Perceptions in Sync with Appraisers December 12, 2017 1,381 Views About Author: Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Tagged with: Appraisal bill banfield Home Values HOUSING mortgage Quicken Loanscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Homeowners and appraisers perspectives of home values are almost in sync, according to Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) released Tuesday. However homeowners, on average, have a higher opinion of their home values than appraisers do.Although the HPPI reports the average appraised values are merely 0.67 percent lower than the average owners’ estimates in November—this represents the narrowest gap in 2017. In addition, November is also the 6th consecutive month the margin between the two values has narrowed.According to Bill Banfield, Quicken Loans EVP of Capital Markets, it’s encouraging to see the opinions from homeowners and appraisers more aligned on a national level.”Appraisals are one of the most important data points when applying for a mortgage,” Banfield said. “If an appraisal is lower than expected when refinancing, the homeowner will need to bring more funds to closing, or might even need the mortgage to be restructured. The more homeowners and appraisers agree, the smoother the process is.”However, the report notes that the findings are diverse across the nation. For example, homeowners in Dallas are actually undervaluing their homes’ worth. According to the data, the average appraisal value in Dallas is 3.25 percent higher than what the homeowner predicted. Meanwhile, Cleveland, Ohio is on the lower end—as the average appraised value is 2.35 percent lower than anticipated by a homeowner.Nationally, Quicken Loans’ Home Value Index showed a slight decrease in appraisal values in November—with a 0.09 percent decrease month-over-month. However, a year-over-year increase of 4.24 percent has helped the positive slope in the annual measure.“As we move into the holiday season, Americans are focusing less on finding their dream home and more on finding the perfect gifts to give to their loved ones,” said Banfield. “As housing demand temporarily cools this time of year, we also see a dip in home values. However, it’s a promising sign to see values continue rising annually.”To view the full report, click here.  Print This Post Previous: Mortgage Delinquency Hits Lowest Rate in a Decade Next: California Wildfires: Housing Damages Top $5 Billion Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Homeowner Perceptions in Sync with Appraiserslast_img read more

Mc Conalogue slams Failte Ireland over delay in funding for Malin Head facilities

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Mc Conalogue slams Failte Ireland over delay in funding for Malin Head facilities WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook By admin – September 25, 2015 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleFour arrests in Derry in connection with dissident republican activityNext articleSweeping changes in Ireland team to face Romania admin Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has criticised the delay by Failte Ireland to provide funding to Donegal County Council for facilities in Malin Head.Deputy McConalogue raised the issue in the Dail today with Tourism Minister, Pascal Donohoe.He claims that Failte Ireland has brought Donegal County Council down a pathway by getting planning permission with the promise of a grant for the work.Tourism Minister Pascal Donohoe responded that it is a sensitive issue and should be carefully planned.However Deputy McConalogue says it’s been three years since funding was promised and is calling for that funding to be delivered as soon as possible:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/charraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more