Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

These 3 FTSE 100 stocks have crashed 15% or more! I’d buy them today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Melrose. 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” These 3 FTSE 100 stocks have crashed 15% or more! I’d buy them today 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investors have been dumping blue-chip stocks indiscriminately over the past two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak has spread around the world. Very few companies have escaped the market sell-off.This has thrown up some fantastic bargains for long-term investors, who’re willing to look past the market’s near-term uncertainty.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…With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 stocks that could be attractive investments at current levels.GlencoreShares in commodities trading giant Glencore (LSE: GLEN) have fallen around 20% since the beginning of February. The stock is off nearly 40% over the past 12 months.While there’s no doubt the virus outbreak will hit global economic growth, which will hurt demand for commodities, this slowdown is unlikely to unseat Glencore from its position as the world’s largest commodities trader.If anything, the slowdown could reinforce the group’s hold over the market. If smaller producers start to go out of business, Glencore can step in to fill the gap.Commodities trading is all about scale and diversification because profit margins tend to be quite thin. Only the biggest can survive over the long run in this market.As such, now could be a great time to buy this global champion at a discount valuation. It’s currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12 and supports a dividend yield of 7.2%.MelroseEngineering group Melrose (LSE: MRO) has also recently been sold off on virus concerns. The stock has slumped by more than 15% since mid-February.Once again, it’s highly likely the outbreak will hurt Melrose in the short term, but demand for the group’s aerospace and automotive experience should remain robust over the long run.Melrose is also growing its presence in the data centre market, a booming industry. Its Nortek Air Management business is a leading producer of technology that’s designed to reduce energy and water consumption in data centres.Management is currently planning the disposal of this division. A deal would unlock cash to reduce debt as well as funding an exceptional dividend to investors.After recent declines, investors can snap up a share in this engineering group that as a phenomenal track record of creating value for investors for just 14 times forward earnings. A dividend yield of 2.7% is also on offer.Smiths GroupSmiths Group (LSE: SMIN) is one of the world’s largest suppliers of medical and security equipment.This is yet another business that might see reduced demand in the short term, but has bright long-term prospects.The last time I covered the stock in December 2019, I concluded that Smiths’ collection of businesses makes it the perfect investment to buy and forget for the next 20 years.I continue to believe this is the case. The one thing that’s changed since my last article is the stock’s valuation. Today, it’s dealing at a P/E of 16.9, compared to 18 in December 2019.Analysts have also increased their growth forecasts for the business over the past few months. The City is now expecting earnings per share of 92.5p for 2020, up from 90p in December. This implies investors who buy the stock today will get a much better deal than they would have done just three months ago.On top of Smiths’ growth potential, there’s also a 3% dividend yield on offer. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 6th March, 2020 | More on: GLEN MRO SMIN 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Frank Jacobson says: Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith Dan Herron says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Knoxville, TN October 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm I am happy to see sons of Abraham come together. Yes, they do get! Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Featured Events thomas mauro says: 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 [Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington have worked together to serve the people in the sometimes violence-ridden city of Newark, New Jersey, for the last five years. Each says their relationship has helped them grow in faith. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm This is an inspiring story and one which desperately needs to be duplicated in every diocese of the Episcopal Church. I am hoping to have this kind of interfaith witness in the Diocese of the Rio Grande and have already begun entering into intimate religious dialogues and nurturing loving relationships. Thank you Bishop Mark and the Diocese of Newark. Bless you. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm Love God of your own and love each other irrespective of one’s faith on deity of one’s God/gods. All faiths including atheism teach love for humanity. If all faiths practice what they preach, there should not be any turmoil in the name of God/gods or no-god. God/gods of any religion are the supreme authority and God/gods do not need human hand to protect God/gods’ supremacy. Respecting individual human rights, all faith should have right to propagate their own believe as per their religious teaching. We are living in an imperfect world and dialogue is the way to know each other. It is appreciable taking this courageous step at a time when world is in turmoil because of misunderstanding among different faiths. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 1, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC October 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm Some people get it. some don’t. these GENTLEmen get it. Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bishop Michael Vono says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC P.J. Cabbiness says: Video This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA October 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm This kind of sustained dialogue among members of the Abrahamic faiths should be very precious to us. I can’t help believing that God, as great and wise as we all believe God to be, smiles on such attempts to advance understanding. 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Julian Malakar says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm Beware of the wolf in Sheep’s clothing. I understand the good intentions but we know what the road to hell is paved with. This is disheartening. Comments (6) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

France come right in second half to win comfortably over USA

first_imgWednesday Oct 2, 2019 France come right in second half to win comfortably over USA France beat the USA 33-9 as Camille Lopez pulled the strings in a strong second-half performance. Scores were close at 12-9 but the French pack dominated in the final quarter, allowing France to score some nice tries and make it a comfortable win at full time.ADVERTISEMENTThe USA were in the game until the 66th minute as France made some bad errors, but experience proved the difference as France scored came right late in the game, getting the bonus-point win.France play Tonga next in Pool C, followed by a crucial clash against England that could determine their quarter final spot.💬 “They stuck in there and they gave us a big surprise”@francerugby ace Bernard Le Roux reflects on a challenging match against @USARugby in #RWCFukuoka #RWC2019 #FRAvUSA pic.twitter.com/nrjhHfz2yh— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 2, 2019″I’m incredibly proud of this group of players…”@USARugby head coach Gary Gold speaks positively about his sides performance against France at #RWC2019#FRAvUSA pic.twitter.com/1dKBVoFZJf— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 2, 2019 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Residence RR / monom

first_img 2017 Year:  “COPY” Projects Michal Bernart CopyHouses•Hradištko, Czech Republic Area:  474 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889352/residence-rr-monom Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officemonomOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHradištkoCzech RepublicPublished on March 28, 2018Cite: “Residence RR / monom” 28 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save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 Architects: monom Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Tuomas Harjumaaskola+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share Project Leaders:Jan Bradáč, Michal Bernart, Igor HobzaStatics:Petr Fajman, Jiří SurovecEngieer:Lucie StuchlíkováSupplier:Honka – Finny, KeybauTeam:Zuzana Macková, Jiří Ptáček, Juraj Biroš, Lena IlováCity:HradištkoCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsKersko. A well-known place, a “forest town” with a population of about 200, yet mysterious and ever-surprising. The plot is square, with sides of 100m. Two thirds of the original pine trees are still standing, and young oaks, birch trees and hornbeams have been added. A natural pond has become the focal point of the place and attracts forest creatures, both original and new. The house, a Finnish Honka log house, stands confidently but humbly amongst the trees by the water’s surface. It is hardly noticeable from the street. Its occupants imbibe the forest sounds and scents beneath the pine tree crowns.Save this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaSave this picture!Axonometric / SchemeSave this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaAim. We envisaged the idea of a house in the middle of woods, in the centre of a forest town. The project is about maintaining the stillness and quietness of the forest, and also providing a sense of privacy and security for the residents, while bringing light and air under the tree crowns.Save this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaConcept. The house is placed in the centre of the plot and it half-embraces the water, so this natural pond has become part of the house. The log house is T-shaped, with three wings of various functions and qualities. The main entrance is at the intersection of the three wings. The first wing consists of service spaces and rooms, garages and storage; the second wing consists of bedrooms, dressing rooms, a bathroom and a laundry room; and the third comprises the kitchen, dining room, living room and study.Save this picture!© Tuomas HarjumaaskolaOutside. The façade facing the street is 47 metres long and yet, due to its low height, horizontality and colour, it is very well concealed in the forest. By contrasting with the height of pines, it nicely blends into the woods and elegantly underlines the tall tree verticals. The perpendicular wing behind stretches deep into the centre of the site by the water, and is rather more dynamic. Its roof slope is steeper and its ridge is at a 45-degree angle with the walls, which gives the roof a unique shape. The house exterior is completed with planters and terraces, mostly located near the pond. There are also two big planters at the entrance of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of monomSave this picture!Sections A + BSave this picture!Courtesy of monomInside.  The interior is defined by the volumetric qualities of the house. The front long wing has a flat roof based on a simple rectangular layout, and as a result the interior space below is modest, rational and human scaled. In contrast, the main living area is located beneath a more dramatic, sloping roof, which results in a space with a greater clear height and with more light and air. There are generous sized windows in this part of the house, mostly facing the pond. The openings in the walls are positioned so that they frame the most picturesque views of the forest, such as the clearing around the water, a path towards a pavilion, or a quiet shadow at the foot of a tall pine.Save this picture!Courtesy of monomMaterials. The nature of a log house is timber. The walls, roof and terraces are made of wood, mostly Finnish pine. The floors are made of oak boards and stone tiles. All the doors are made of oak, the windows are wooden-aluminium, and the roof is made of titanzinc sheets.Project gallerySee allShow lessWKCDA Announces Winners of the Inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Co…Architecture NewsGrilstad Marina / Lund Hagem ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Honkarakenne, IVT Residence RR / monomSave this projectSaveResidence RR / monom Residence RR / monom Lead Architects: Czech Republic Photographs:  Tuomas Harjumaaskola Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889352/residence-rr-monom Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

New charities sign up to Wedding List Giving

first_img Howard Lake | 4 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy New charities sign up to Wedding List Giving 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.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wedding List Giving promotes and administers a scheme for couples who choose to have a charitable wedding guest instead of or alongside their traditional gift list. By the time that they get married, many people have already acquired personal possessions needed such as washing machines, dinner sets and toasters. This scheme enables couples to ask their guests to donate to their favourite charity instead of buying them a present that they don’t really need.Last year Wedding List Giving helped 13 UK charities raise more than £25,000 from just 37 weddings. Already this year over 60 couples have registered with the scheme and an additional 27 charities have just been added to the site.Charities who wish to register for the service can register online at: www.weddinglistgiving.com Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Impact of social media on fundraising for Haiti

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 July 2012 | News 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. Tagged with: Digital Impact of social media on fundraising for Haiti AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A joint presentation between the British Red Cross and Merlin about the impact of social media on fundraising during the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Presented at a #nfptweetup by @swebby and @roxymartinique.last_img read more

Salt Lake City protesters say, ‘Stop killing Black people!’

first_imgSalt Lake City, March 3 — Hundreds of people flooded downtown Salt Lake City on the evening of Feb. 29 for an emergency rally to demand justice for Abdullahi Omar Mohamed, who now lies in critical condition at a local hospital after having been shot in the chest and stomach by Salt Lake City police on Feb. 27. Mohamed, 17 years old, who lives with his girlfriend and their son, fled Somalia before moving to the U.S. from Kenya 10 years ago.The rally stopped traffic as it flowed into an impromptu march along a central thoroughfare with chants of “Whose streets? Our streets!” “Black lives matter!” and “No justice? No peace! No killer police!”The area of the city where the cop shot Mohamed is adjacent the city’s largest homeless shelter, right across the street from a shopping and condominium district whose construction gentrified the neighborhood. Also close by are large entertainment venues, from which crowds were leaving around the time the shooting took place. The area was heavily populated at the time.Witnesses say Mohamed was involved in an argument while holding a broomstick. According to Selam Mohammad, 19, who witnessed the scene, the police “told him to put it down, once, and then started shooting him as soon as he turned around. They fired four times and he was hit in the chest and stomach.” (Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 27)Another witness who spoke at the Feb. 29 rally behind an illustrated picture of Mohamed was recorded on a video posted on Facebook by Susan Hunt, mother of a victim of a police killing, Darrien Hunt. This witness said Mohamed was already on the ground after the first shot when shots continued to be fired at his body.Police made no effort to de-escalate the confrontation or subdue Mohamed without shooting.The police then began harassing homeless people by throwing and kicking their belongings and using abusive language to tell them to leave the area, which is the only place they have to sleep. A vital 20 minutes passed while Mohamed received no medical attention before an ambulance arrived.Bystanders were so outraged at the shooting that they began yelling and throwing bottles and rocks at the police. Others in the area were drawn to the scene and joined in. The immediate effect of the shooting was to intensify an already simmering tension into an eruption.The police sent scores of squad cars, and reinforcements appeared with riot shields and assault rifles. Four people were arrested on charges related to civil disorder. The police involved in the shooting were wearing body cameras, but the footage is not being released while the case is under investigation (SL Tribune, Feb. 29). There are rumors that cell phone footage may exist, but none has yet been made public.The rally on Feb. 29 was the largest in Salt Lake City in some time. The hundreds in attendance represented a broad cross section of the city’s working class, including oppressed communities. The gathering listened as family members gave eyewitness accounts of the shooting.Other families who had also experienced the loss of a loved one to a killing by police shared their painful stories. They recalled the names of other victims of police brutality in Utah, such as Darrien Hunt and Corey Kanosh.Hunt was killed in Saratoga Springs, Utah when he appeared wearing a comic-book costume that including a toy gun in September 2014. Kanosh, a member of The Kanosh Band of Paiutes, was an unarmed passenger of a DUI suspect. When Kanosh fled, cops pursued him across a field and shot him down. Left unattended for a half hour, he died of his wounds. (Indian Country Today, Jan. 13, 2015)One of the rally’s organizers, Gregory Lucero, a member of Utah Against Police Brutality, spoke, noting that the community had already been organizing around the demand for an independent democratically elected police review board to replace the failed mayor’s appointed civilian review board.Lucero said Mohamed’s shooting bore out the people’s feeling that the police can no longer be left to investigate each other and that the community must have authority over the police. He marked the day as a time to consider more deeply the long history of the police as upholding and carrying out systems of oppression when he told the crowd, “The police began as those who were sent out to capture fugitive slaves,” and observed that they continue to fulfill a similar role today.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

€24 million cash injection hasn’t cured University hospital Limerick ills

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Picture: Alan PlaceThe emergency department at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) had the highest number of people waiting on trolleys for a bed in the country last month, despite the opening of a new €24 million unit six weeks ago.There were 640 patients waiting for a bed in the hospital last month, having been admitted through the emergency department, figures produced by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) showed this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hospital management are blaming a spike in numbers attending the emergency department as part of the cause.The hospital also had the highest figures nationally for the first six months of this year, with 4,120 people waiting on trolleys for admission between January and the end of June, an increase from 3,746 on the same six months last year and up from 3,633 the year before that.“The figures are stark, four thousand one hundred and twenty. This is a four-fold increase on the figures from 2006,” said Limerick Sinn Féin Deputy, Maurice Quinlivan.Picture: Alan Place“The number represents the highest ever recorded since the INMO started collating such figures. The trolley watch numbers for the month itself are also a complete disgrace with 640 patients on trolleys, representing a significant increase.”Meanwhile, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that in excess of 47 per cent of ambulances dropping patients off at the University Hospital Limerick emergency department were kept waiting for up to an hour just to hand them over.Records for the period January to June 2016 show that almost half of all ambulances bringing patients to the emergency department were kept there for between 30 and 60 minutes.In each month, ambulances and their crew spent around 800 hours of ‘downtime’ waiting outside the emergency department, putting them out of circulation for other calls.In response to a query from the Limerick Post, a hospital spokeswoman said that in the University Hospital Limerick emergency department ”May and June saw a significant increase with both months up by around six per cent compared to 2016.The facility was the busiest in the country with almost 65,000 attendances in 2016 which represented a 4.6 per cent increase. In the first six months of 2017, 32,983 patients presented which was a 2.5 per cent increase on 2016.“Of the number of patients presenting, the proportion requiring admission, including many frail and elderly patients, has also increased. In some weeks during May and June, the number of patients aged over 75 years increased by up to ten per cent.“UL Hospitals Group regrets that any patient has to face long waits in our emergency department during busy periods and a number of measures are taken to relieve pressure on the unit, in line with our escalation plan.The measures include transferring patients to other hospitals and to community care, where appropriate, the spokeswoman said.“As a last resort, extra beds are put on wards,” she added.Elective surgeries and admissions are reviewed “on a case by case basis” and postponed if necessary.“A major Patient Flow Project is also underway which is identifying ways to improve processes and systems in the emergency department.“A Discharge Suite is in operation at University Hospital Limerick for patients being transferred or discharged and conditions for patients waiting in the emergency department for admission have vastly improved, with single rooms or designated treatment bays.“UL Hospitals plans to open an interim short stay unit for admitted patients in the paediatric area/clinical decision unit of the old emergency department. This will have capacity for 17 patients and should be open in the coming weeks following a deep clean, minor works and staff recruitment.”The spokeswoman added that 20 beds remain closed in St John’s hospital to allow for refurbishment over the summer months and these will be opened as soon as possible.“University Hospital Limerick has 400 inpatient beds which are recognised as not being sufficient for the needs of the MidWest Region. A bid to build an additional 96 bed block on the UHL site has been submitted to the Department of Health and approval has been granted for funding of the design stage of the build.“In the long-term, these additional beds are required to address the deficit in acute bed capacity in the region,” she explained.By Bernie English & Paul [email protected] Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSemergency departmenthealthcarehospitallimerickUHL Advertisement Email Previous articleNew Zealand International Henry Cameron will line out for the BluesNext articleAlleged gang leader to be sentenced at Special Criminal Court Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal News€24 million cash injection hasn’t cured University hospital Limerick illsBy Staff Reporter – July 7, 2017 1608 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

What a $15k Tax Credit Could Mean for Homeownership

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Still, a tax credit wouldn’t fix all the obstacles that prevent homeownership—the study also revealed that those who already face such hardships—especially Black and Latinx potential homeowners, would benefit less than their White counterparts.”Even though a tax credit for first-time homebuyers would likely stimulate minority homeownership, it could still disproportionately benefit white and Asian Americans who are better positioned to buy because of better access to credit and higher incomes,” Zillow’s researchers noted. “Also, recipients could only benefit from the credit if enough homes at affordable price tiers are available on the market. Competition for homes remains fierce with homes selling at a historically fast pace. This strong demand, coupled with tight inventory, is contributing to rapidly rising prices, which could also inadvertently affect the utility of the tax credit for those who need it the most.” After the Great Recession in 2008 sent the housing industry into a tailspin, the Obama administration launched a tax credit for first-time homebuyers.The plan was to motivate consumers to buy their first home by offering them a tax credit of $7,500 in 2008 and $8,000 in 2009 and 2010 via the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA).The credit expired a decade ago due to the terms of the legislation, but, now, President Joe Biden has floated a similar proposal, and researchers are examining what a refundable, advanceable tax credit of up to $15,000 for first-time homebuyers might mean to the market.A Zillow study suggests the tax credit, on top of the American Rescue Plan, which has already been signed into law, “could catapult millions of renter households into first-time homeownership.”The research, available in full on Zillow.com, showed that a $15,000 tax credit could cover the entire down payment for homes in 40 of the 50 largest U.S. metros.”Legislation that reduces barriers to homeownership could allow millions of renter households to finally enjoy the stability and wealth-building owning a home can provide,” Zillow Economic Analyst Alexandra Lee said.Considering the relatively low level at which renters are able to save, that $15,000 could push them as much as 14 years ahead toward home buying; it conceivably could cover the entire down payment.”In 2020, a 3.5% down payment on a typical home sold was less than $15,000 in 40 out of the largest 50 U.S. metros.  In 30 out of the largest 50 metros, even a 5% down payment on the typical U.S. home would be completely covered by a $15,000 tax credit,” Zillow reported. Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Artificial Intelligence: The ‘Crystal Ball for Servicers’ Next: Home Renovations Rise in Wake of the New Norm Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What a $15k Tax Credit Could Mean for Homeownership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 16, 2021 9,714 Views 2021-03-16 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share 1Save What a $15k Tax Credit Could Mean for Homeownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more