FTSE 100: these were the worst 8 shares to buy in the market crash a year ago. Yikes!

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares One year ago, Boris Johnson ordered Britons to stay home and directed various businesses to close. This lockdown followed rapid increases in Covid-19 infections. One year on, the UK looks very different. Last year saw the worst fall in UK economic output in three centuries. Output collapsed by almost a tenth (9.9%) as lockdown restrictions hit spending and investment, while unemployment soared. But government support packages exceeding £350bn prevented total economic collapse. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 index suffered one of its steepest and fastest crashes ever.The FTSE 100 crashes and then bounces backOn 31 December 2019, the FTSE 100 ended the year at 7,587.1 points. However, as Covid-19 spread worldwide, the Footsie began to plummet. By ‘Meltdown Monday’ (23 March 2020), our main market index was in freefall. Exactly a year ago, it fell to a low of 4,922.8, before closing at 4,993.9. In less that three months, it lost over 2,600 points — more than a third (34.2%). Ouch!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…As I write, the FTSE 100 stands at 6,713 points, up almost 1,720 points since Meltdown Monday. In hindsight, Meltdown Monday was a ‘once in a decade’ opportunity to buy cheap shares. Because of admin delays, I couldn’t invest at the very bottom. Still, within days of this trough, my wife and I had moved 50% of our wealth from cash into US-dominated equities. Today, the US S&P 500 index is up more than three-quarters (76.1%) from its March 2020 low, generating bumper returns for our family portfolio.These five shares badly lagged the FootsieBut what about shares that didn’t do so well? Of the 101 FTSE 100 shares, 93 are up over one year. But eight stocks have lost value since Meltdown Monday. Some have lost very little overall, while others are down in double-digits. Here are all eight FTSE 100 losers since 23 March 2020:Severn Trent (Water utility) -0.3%Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets (Supermarket) -2.7%Unilever (Consumer goods) -2.8%National Grid (Electricity & gas utility) -3.5%Pennon Group (Water utility) -6%Rolls-Royce Holdings (Aero-engine maker) -9.3%GlaxoSmithKline (Pharmaceuticals) -10.1%HSBC Holdings (Bank) -15%I’d buy three losers todayLet’s start with the glaringly obvious. This list includes three utility stocks: Severn Trent, National Grid, and Pennon Group. These shares didn’t bounce back as hard as the wider market because they didn’t plunge so steeply beforehand. Utility stocks are supposed to be boring and less volatile, so I guess these three FTSE 100 shares performed much as expected.As for the five remaining losers, Unilever enjoyed a great sales boost last year, but its cheap shares are more than a sixth (17.3%) off their 2020 high. I’d happily buy them today for my income portfolio. Morrisons also thrived, but the extra costs of Covid-19 control crimped profits harder than expected. With air miles flown being decimated, Rolls-Royce had an annus horribilis. The engineer only survived by raising billions through bond and share sales. RR is definitely off my buy list for now.As for the final two losers, GSK is my biggest personal shareholding. Alas, its ranking at #100/101 in the FTSE 100 over the past year has cost my family a hefty sum. But I still see the GSK share price as too low, so I keep buying for the future. Likewise, I see global bank HSBC as likely to benefit from any vaccine-fuelled recovery in late 2021/22, so I’ve added it to my watchlist today. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 FTSE 100: these were the worst 8 shares to buy in the market crash a year ago. Yikes! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC Holdings, Morrisons, Pennon Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Young English adults still value church weddings, survey shows

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth & Young Adults Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Young English adults still value church weddings, survey shows Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm HMMMMM. A wedding is a 2-hour event after which everyone goes to another site for a celebration. The church is once again empty, with the wedding attendees unlike to return ever again, except maybe for another wedding.The question I have is what with and how do you evangelize amongst the secular English young? Does the church offer catechesis on the meaning of Christian marriage and sexual ethics? Anglican Communion, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] Research conducted for the Church of England suggests that almost three-quarters of unmarried adults younger than 35 still dream of getting married. The figure is taken from a survey conducted by 9Dot-Research for the Church of England’s Life Events team. It would appear to contradict statistics for the actual number of weddings, which show a continuing decline in both absolute numbers and in the rate: figures for opposite-sex marriage in 2015 show that there were 21.7 marriages per 1,000 unmarried men and 19.8 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women – the lowest rate on record.Read the entire article here. 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Gordon Fuglie says: Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Posted Apr 12, 2018 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Rector Collierville, TN 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 Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

Field House / Blank Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Glogow, Poland 2016 Year:  Lead Architect: ArchDaily Magda Cichoń Save this picture!© Piotr Krajewski+ 25 Share “COPY” Field House / Blank Architects Area:  175 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Blank Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871614/field-house-blank-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Piotr Krajewski Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871614/field-house-blank-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, DLH, Simpson Strong Tie City:GlogowCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the XIX century village that is built among two lines of roads crossing in the heart of the community. The crossing is accented by landmark church. The original backdated cottages are lined regularly among the roads and their brick façades with gable roof always facing the road.Save this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiThe village is surrounded by agricultural fields with big population of birds, deer and hares moving around freely. The site is a long strip of land at the end of one road. Further expansion of the village stops by the local graveyard sanitary zone. We have literally marked the edge of village.Save this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiThe location area we received for work has a long cultivated field from one side and 4 adjacent houses from another side; one of these houses is inhabited by the family of the Client’s son. With all above we have been moved by many reflections of life and time passing that area. The location inspired us. The change and the constant. The seasons of fields plowing, crop growing, harvesting vs the neighboring graveyard.Save this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiWe designed a house that captures the views in series of shapes to fit the windows view. The windows are lined up to give the house a view – through impression in two directions. This way the house is sitting light in the view from fields and the road. It opens with its kitchen – social dining space towards the relatives’ house and closes with private relax space, giving privacy to both families. Dining space has a large view to the field, where you can follow the seasons of the year. Kitchen work space sneakily peeks to the graveyard. The living room view is centered to a garden and the existing largest tree in the area. The master bedroom view goes into the deep garden, designed itself to give the best view.Save this picture!Plan DiagramSave this picture!PlanThe form follows the window views and the tradition of gable roof facing the road. House was built fully from timber structure with rheinzink scale tiling and Douglas fir facade cladding. The house is fully accessible for wheelchair – one floor, ramps at elevated entrance, wide passages, and accessible bathroom.Save this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Piotr KrajewskiThe building was shortlisted in the category of ” House – Completed Buildings “ at World Architecture Festival 2016. Project gallerySee allShow lessDraw Perfectly At Any Scale With This Augmented Reality AppArchitecture NewsKXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron’s Beijing ‘Bi…Architecture News Share Houses Field House / Blank ArchitectsSave this projectSaveField House / Blank Architects CopyAbout this officeBlank ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlogowPolandPublished on May 24, 2017Cite: “Field House / Blank Architects” 24 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Advertisement > Harnessing the power of Gift Aid

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barry Gower heads the GAIN service at H W Fisher & Company, telephone 020 7380 4939 e-mail [email protected] Tagged with: Finance 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. Advertisement > Harnessing the power of Gift Aid Howard Lake | 14 May 2003 | News This allowed declarations to be made not only in writing but electronically (via e-mail and the Internet). It also removed the requirements for a signature and even catered for declarations to be made orally, whether in person or remotely – by telephone or radio pledge, for example.As an added incentive, higher rate tax-payers are now able to claim income tax relief on the difference between the basic and higher rates of tax for the amount given. Originally, gifts had to be worth between £600 and £5 million to qualify. The upper limit was abolished in 1991, and the minimum limit was lowered to £250 in 1993.Although these changes improved matters, the results are still disappointing. Accurate figures are difficult to obtain, but it is estimated that Gift Aid recovery is currently no higher than 30 per cent and probably rather less. To put this in perspective, consider a charity with donations of £1million, and assume that it is recovering 25 per cent of Gift Aid. If this could be increased to 35 per cent (surely not an unrealistic target) the result would be an additional £28,000 per annum. But recoveries can go back to April 2000. The potential sum is therefore £84,000, all from a modest increase in Gift Aid efficiency. How can we help?One important reason for the poor results is that few charities have considered the implication of the simplified declarations. Accordingly, many continue to produce Gift Aid forms that are needlessly complex, and which undoubtedly act as a disincentive to donors.When we advise charities on these matters, our first step is always to ensure that their Gift Aid forms are correct and take full advantage of the relaxation of the rules. But the real opportunity lies in finding a means of encouraging donors, present and past, to make a declaration. This is at the heart of our Gift Aid service for charities, which we call GAIN (Gift Aid Income Now). GAIN consist of two related services: consultancy – which I will describe in a moment – and outsourcing. In essence, our outsourcing service means we effectively act as a charity’s Gift Aid recovery department. With the prior agreement of our clients, we contact donors to encourage them to make Gift Aid declarations and ensure that they are correctly and legally completed. We process all Gift Aid claims on a timely basis and submit them to the Inland Revenue, bearing in mind the need for regular cash flow and proper accounting. If our clients wish, we also provide a payment and banking service by liaising between the Inland Revenue and a charity’s own bank. Finally, we provide a full reporting service on the effectiveness of a charity’s Gift Aid recovery programme.Perhaps some charities may be attracted by this idea, but are concerned about costs. As we are entirely confident about our ability to recover worthwhile sums, we base our fees purely on a percentage of the additional revenue we generate. Should we be unsuccessful (very unlikely, I believe) there will be no fees at all.As well as outsourcing, I mentioned consultancy. Here, our services cover the following: A full assessment of a charity’s fundraising programme to determine the suitability for Gift Aid. A review of a charity’s activities to ensure cost effective use of Gift Aid. For example we will evaluate the idea cut off point below which collection of Gift Aid is not viable.A complete analysis of the data base to identify donations that could qualify for Gift Aid.A review of the Gift Aid declaration forms to ensure they comply with Inland Revenue requirements and are not unnecessarily complex.I began by saying that Gift Aid has the potential to transform charitable finance. It is a great shame, to put it mildly, that very few if any organisations are benefiting as they could. I have no doubt that GAIN can turn a potential into a reality. If readers of our newsletter would like to learn more, I hope they will contact me by telephone or e-mail.  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barry Gower of H W Fisher & Company explains how to transform charities’ finances with Gift Aid.When the Gift Aid scheme was introduced in 1990 it appeared to be one of the most important innovations in the history of the voluntary sector, with the potential to transform charities’ finances. Unfortunately, the results have been far less beneficial than many hoped. Why is that so and what can be done?Gift Aid allows basic-rate tax relief to be reclaimed on gifts of money to from individuals and close companies. A number of changes have been made since its introduction, the most significant in April 2000 following the Charities’ Tax Review (Finance Act 2000). This abolished the minimum threshold of donation of £250 and introduced a simplified Gift Aid Declaration. Advertisementlast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgFast food workers strike in IowaA few hours before the Jan. 28 Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, fast food workers walked off the job in the state’s first fast food workers’ strike. Several dozen workers and supporters blocked traffic and marched through the streets of Des Moines to demand a $15 minimum wage and a union.Childcare worker Alexis Wright joined the protest to show class solidarity. “I’ve lived in Iowa my whole life,” she said, “and in the past 10 years, our cost of living has gone up so much, but our wages haven’t gone up any.” Iowa’s minimum hourly wage, among the lowest in the country at the federal minimum of $7.25, leaves even full-time workers unable to afford child care. “Fight for $15” organizer Terrence Wise addressed the politicians: “If you’re not supporting $15 an hour and affordable child care, you won’t get our vote.” (thinkprogress.org, Jan. 28)Airport workers protest on MLK DayAirport workers, including baggage handlers and janitorial workers,  predominantly people of color, commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, with protests in at least 10 cities. They demanded $15 an hour, benefits and a union. Joined by the Service Employees union, workers blocked traffic in Washington, D.C., to call attention to widespread poverty wages in the industry — the minimum hourly wage is $6.75. David Tucker, who, after 54 years working as a skycap at Reagan National Airport, only makes $3.77 an hour, explained, “All my children are grown, so it’s not like I need a whole, whole lot of money, but $15 an hour is not a whole, whole lot of money.” (wusa.com, Jan. 18)D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton joined the action and stated: “Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers who faced inhumane conditions at work and poverty wages. I want to carry on the King legacy by standing with airport workers … whose jobs have been contracted out to companies paying shamefully low wages.” (dclabor.org, Jan. 18) Statistics show that the average hourly wage declined 45 percent after the airlines, which 10 years ago employed these workers, outsourced jobs to contract companies.Bill to protect dairy workers in Wash. stateWashington state dairy workers, supported by the United Farm Workers and state labor and faith groups, held a vigil on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the state Capitol in Olympia to announce the introduction of House Bill 2484. The landmark dairy safety bill is needed to end deaths and rising injury rates at Washington dairies.During a hearing on the bill, Alberto Garcia, who worked in the dairy industry for 20 years, described being trampled by a bull for 30 minutes with no one around to help him. He ended up in a coma in a Seattle hospital with severe internal injuries and barely survived. Since then, he has suffered physically and psychologically, and his family has suffered financially. “I don’t want that to happen to other families because there is no safety and training for the workers,” Garcia told the House committee. (The Stand, Jan. 19)Fight for Nabisco jobs in ChicagoIn July 2015, Nabisco, a subsidiary of global snacking powerhouse Mondelēz International, announced it would invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing in its historic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery, unless the workers came up with $46 million in annual savings in perpetuity. To do that, the workers, members of the Bakery union (BCTGM), would have to take wage and benefit cuts of $22 to $29 an hour every year. If the company, which raked in more than $30 billion in 2014, moved Oreo and eight other product lines to Salinas, Chicago would lose 600 good-paying jobs.Join the fight to keep Nabisco jobs in Chicago by signing the BCTGM petition at tinyurl.com/hnbnvln. The petition is addressed to Mondelēz CEO Irene Rosenfeld, who banked $21 million in 2014, for a total of $170 million over the past eight years. Equal pay for all women workersBecause the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed on Jan. 29, 2009, that date is commemorated by women’s, union and legal groups to mark the continuing struggle for equal pay for women workers. Ledbetter successfully sued Goodyear Tire for discrimination, but the Supreme Court overturned the ruling in 2007. The fight for equal pay persists. Today women make only 79 cents for every dollar a white man makes, with women of color making much less. The struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment continues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Steve to steer his family through another nightmare

first_imgNathan KilleenWhen the trial date was set for the Dundon and Killeen Murder trial at the Special Criminal Court, the two accused men were returned to custody.However Nathan Killeen was brought back to the courtroom for Detective Christine Bergin to charge him with the murder of James Cronin on a date unknown between April 5 and 7, 2008 at an unknown place within the state.20 year-old Cronin was found in a shallow grave in Caledonian Park with a single gunshot wound to the head.Killeen said “its a stitch up.” Previous articleMan killed after he fell from moving car in county LimerickNext articleThe murder that moved a city Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Andrew Carey | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up EVIL entered the lives of the Collins family on April 9, 2009 when 34 year-old Roy Collins was murdered in broad daylight outside his Limerick amusement arcade at the Roxboro shopping centre.On May 5, 2010, James Dillon, a 24-year-old man of no fixed abode, admitted firing the shot that killed Roy Collins a year earlier. Gardaí found him hiding under a bed in Ballinacurra and, after 26 interviews and a visit from his grandfather, Dillion pleaded guilty on the day his trial was due to begin at the Central Criminal Court.He was jailed for life.This Tuesday, Roy Collins’ father Steve will have to steer his family through another court ordeal when two men go on trial for his son’s murder.Wayne Dundon (35) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect – whose sister is married to Wayne Dundon’s brother John – are both charged with murdering Roy Collins.Gardai have linked the murder to an incident in 2004 when Annabel Dundon, then 14 and a member of the McCarthy Dundon family, was refused entry to Brannigans pub, which was owned by Steve Collins.Prosecutors had previously told the Central Criminal Court that Ryan Lee, a first cousin of Roy Collins, refused the girl entry. Wayne Dundon called to the pub and threatened to kill Lee by cocking his finger and saying “F*** you, you’re dead”.He was later convicted of threatening to kill Ryan Lee and served five years of a seven year sentence and Gardaí claim that Roy Collins’ murder is linked to members of his family giving evidence against Dundon.After the murder Steve Collins was placed under Garda protection but he’s also had to live with the belief that Dillion was just the hired gun that carried out a “cowardly and unforgiveable act”.In March 2012, the burden finally became too much for the Collins family and, on what was described as a “sad day for Limerick, they left the city to set up a new life under the witness protection scheme.“It is too much. Everywhere we go, the guards have to go with us. It is not a normal life,” Mr Collins said before he boarded an Aer Lingus flight with his wife Carmel, their adult son Steve Jnr and daughter Leeann.The State bought the family pub in Roxboro with the proceeds helping the family set up abroad. The Limerick Local Authorities made plans to put the property to good use in Roy’s memory and set up a Regeneration Office there.Steve and Carmel Collins return regularly to visit their son’s grave.It’s as far as their links to Limerick go and many locals feel that the city still owes them a debt for “speaking out”, as Independent city councillor John Gilligan puts it.Last month Carmel Collins organised anniversary Masses, remembrance notices and visited the cemetery with extended family.Since their arrest and remand in custody, lawyers for Dundon and Killeen have sought to delay their trial coming before the three judge non-jury court. Even the recent Garda phone recording revelations played a role in the process.But the trial remains listed for this Tuesday as Limerick awaits the verdict of The People of Ireland versus Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen. Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsCrime & CourtSteve to steer his family through another nightmareBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2014 1140 Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp Email Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSmurderMusic Limerickroy collinssteve collins Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 8th October

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By admin – October 8, 2015 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Pinterest Facebook A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community in association with the Farming Independent.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FarmingOct8th2015.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 8th Octobercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleAll Ireland Gaeltacht Finals rescheduled for 24th OctoberNext articleBruce Forsyth told to rest for a week after falling at home admin Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ NewsPlayback Twitterlast_img read more

Inter-County travel could push Covid cases up – ISAG

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – May 14, 2021 Google+ A UCD Associate Professor says virus case numbers are at a ‘knife edge’.Professor Julien Mercille says ther situation could go either way after 456 new cases of covid 19 were confirmed, with no new deaths. 49 of the new cases were in Donegal.The number of people in hospital with the virus dropped to 99 last night for the first time since September. Two of those were in Letterkenny University Hospital, neither of them in ICU.Professor Mercille, a member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group says the resumption of inter-county travel last Monday poses a risk to counties with the lowest cases………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mercile7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Inter-County travel could push Covid cases up – ISAG AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleMna Tí urged to unite to demand better compensation packageNext article€140,000 for Heritage Projects in Donegal News Highland Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Valuable items stolen in Letterkenny car theft

first_img Previous articleFunding for new Cleary Centre build included in HSE Capital budgetNext articleHorgan to meet again with Finn Harps board later this week News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ An investigation is continuing following the theft of a rucksack from a car in Letterkenny.The incident happened yesterday afternoon near the bus station in the town.It’s understood that the rucksack belonged to a young woman who was about to embark on a trip to Canada.The woman and her family went to a nearby restaurant before her bus was scheduled to arrive.Upon return to their car they discovered that the rucksack had been stolen.A passport and a purse containing cash, bank cards, and driving licence was in the rucksack.After searching for some time, the rucksack was later discovered along with the passport but the rest of the items had been taken.Gardai are reviewing CCTV in the area and are urging anyone who may have witnessed anybody acting suspiciously to contact them at Letterkenny Garda Station. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – November 12, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Valuable items stolen in Letterkenny car theft Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Firms caught in web of net abuse at work

first_img Comments are closed. Firms caught in web of net abuse at workOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Asurvey by Personnel Today and KLegal reveals that misuse of the internet is thenumber one disciplinary problem facing firms today and employers are strugglingto enforce responsible use of the web at work. Quentin Reade reportsEmployers need to do more to tackle misuse of the internet after researchreveals that it causes more disciplinary problems than dishonesty, violence andhealth and safety breaches combined. A survey of 212 organisations by Personnel Today and KLegal finds employersreceived 358 disciplinary cases for internet and e-mail abuse last yearcompared to 326 cases for all the other three categories. The study shows most employers are aware of the problem. More than 90 percent of UK organisations have guidelines in place on use of the internet and 93per cent of these claim to communicate this policy to all staff. The study also shows that a fifth of firms now monitor employee use of theinternet on a daily basis and more than 90 per cent of these, comply with theData Protection Act by informing staff that their internet usage is underscrutiny. Stephen Levinson, a partner at KLegal said the research reveals employersare increasingly aware of the problem but still need to do more to avoid thecosts associated with disciplinary hearings and recruiting to fill positions ofsacked staff. He also believes employers need to improve the way they communicate theire-mail and internet use policies. Levinson added: “In addition, businesses would be well advised to givegreater prominence than they do at present to the sanctions employees may facefor e-mail and internet abuse.” He advised companies to explore the possibility of investing in improvedfirewalls and software to limit e-mail use and prevent staff from accessingcertain internet sites. Just over half of respondents have software in place preventing access toinappropriate websites and 71 per cent have firewalls to block inappropriatee-mails. One in 10 employers have a total ban on personal use of e-mail and 13 percent on personal use of the internet. Almost 30 per cent of employers do not allow employees to use e-mail forpersonal use during contracted working hours and 35 per cent ban employees fromusing the internet at work. Bill Dykes, HR director at Select Appointments, said his company has triedto strike a balance between trusting staff to use the internet responsibly andhaving checks in place to clamp down on individuals who abuse its usagepolicies. “Everybody (at Select) has a PC and is encouraged to use the internet.It’s a part of their job and an important business tool. We would strugglewithout it. But it’s important that everybody understands what they can andcan’t do,” he said. The survey finds that the most commonly disciplined cyber crimes areexcessive use of the internet followed by sending pornographic e-mails andaccessing pornographic websites. Nearly two thirds of internet-related dismissals (38 out of 61) and half ofthe disciplinary cases (169 out of 358) were for accessing or distributingpornographic and sexual material. Paul Pagliari, HR director at Scottish Water, urged companies to useinnovative methods to communicate their internet policies to staff on a dailybasis to prevent these sorts of issues becoming a problem. Scottish Water spells out its policies as a screensaver on all staffcomputers. “We monitor for overuse, abuse, or people looking at inappropriatesites. We get problems from time to time, but because we are clear and specificabout what is acceptable or not, we haven’t had any significant problems,”he said. Internet misuse survey: a media hitPersonnel Today and KLegal’s research into internet misuse at work grabbedthe headlines last week.Channel 4 news ran a feature on the survey, which shows thatinternet misuse is the number one disciplinary problem. Noel O’Reilly, editorof Personnel Today,told viewers that employees need to help staff to draw adistinction between acceptable behaviour at home and work.Many national newspapers, such as The Times and DailyTelegraph, radiostations and websites also covered the research.Monitoring: the survey’s findings– 20 per cent of employers monitor on a daily basis. More than 90 per centcomply with the Data Protection Act– 10 per cent monitor weekly– More than 10 per cent monitor monthly– About 12 per cent don’t monitor at all– More than 90 per cent of UKorganisations have guidelines onthe use of the internet at work 93 per cent of these claim to communicatethis policy to staff– There were 358 disciplinary cases of internet and e-mail abuse  reported by the 212 organisations surveyed– 53 per cent of respondents have software preventing access toinappropriate websites– 71 per cent have firewalls to block inappropriate e-mails– 60 per cent of internet dismissals and half of disciplinarycases involved distribution of porn or sexual materialSource: Personnel Today/KLegal Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more