Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

National Grid share price: Why I’d buy it for a passive income today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: NG FTSE 100 utility National Grid (LSE: NG) saw a 5.5% drop in share price in a day as July began. In itself, this didn’t ring too many alarm bells for me. But the NG share price has continued to fall. As I write, it has fallen 14% since then. It’s now close to levels last seen during the stock market crash in March. As someone who’s long liked utilities, the NG share price drop makes me wonder – should I buy the stock now?National Grid share price defies recessionAs a rule, utilities are a great buy in recessions. Their demand is likely to remain relatively stable, even as spending slows down in the economy. It’s no surprise then that the National Grid share price hasn’t seen the dramatic and sustained drops seen in other FTSE 100 stocks. The contrary, in fact. Since the time I last wrote about NG in early April, its share price has actually risen by 3.3%. And this is after the latest decline and at a time of economic 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…Encouraging resultsNational Grid’s latest results are also somewhat encouraging. Its underlying profits increased a bit, even though its statutory profit fell. The lockdown impact will be visible only next quarter onwards, however, since the latest numbers are for the full year ending 31 March. Still, NG sounds optimistic. It’s CEO, John Pettigrew, while commenting on the outlook said, “Looking ahead, whilst COVID 19 will impact our financial performance in FY21, we expect this to be largely recoverable over future years and therefore anticipate no material economic impact on the Group in the long term”. I believe “long-term” is the operative phrase here. In the short to medium term there’s no way of knowing what’s next for the economy. While the Covid-19 situation seems to be getting better, it’s not yet been completely overcome. We’ll begin to have a better handle on lockdown impact only in the next quarter. Investing in a defensive share for the long term sounds like a prudent measure to me now. National Grid’s optimism about the future gives me confidence. Dividend yield attractive at the current NG share priceNG’s an especially good investment for income investors. With a 5.6% dividend yield, it’s now among a handful of FTSE 100 stocks that continue to pay dividends. The NG share price at current levels is particularly attractive from this stand-point, since income is proportionately higher when the price is lower. It’s not like NG’s without risks, however. Last week, its share price suffered another blow as the regulator Ofgem proposed changes that would hurt its bottomline. This may turn out to be a long-drawn out discussion, however. In the meantime, NG’s operations will carry on as is. This in turn can keep its share price uncertain. But I reckon it will continue to pay dividends.The upshotFollowing from this, I think the National Grid share price is attractive at the moment for income investors. There are higher risks, but I think it’s still a buy. Growth investors, however, I think, can find better returns elsewhere. center_img Enter Your Email Address National Grid share price: Why I’d buy it for a passive income today 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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.last_img read more

AFP calls on fundraisers to volunteer for American Red Cross

first_img Howard Lake | 22 September 2005 | News In an unusual move, reflecting the scale of the hurricane Katrina disaster, the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the USA has encouraged its members to volunteer their fundraising services to the American Red Cross.The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) describes the American Red Cross’ reaction to hurricane Katrina as “the largest response to a natural disaster in Red Cross history.” It adds that “raising funds to support the relief effort is critically important.”In an email message to membes, the AFP points out that “Red Cross chapters across the country may need assistance with all aspects of fundraising: relationship management, solicitation, donations data entry, events management, to stewardship and recognition of donors and their gifts.” Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The membership body then suggests: “as a member of AFP, we encourage you to contact your local Red Cross chapter and volunteer your assistance as needed.”The AFP adds that it has already been in touch with the American Red Cross, with the result that it has “already alerted its network of over 850 chapters that AFP members may be contacting them to volunteer.”center_img AFP calls on fundraisers to volunteer for American Red Cross  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Volunteeringlast_img read more

Woods Group announces acquisition of Valldata

first_img“The not-for-profit market has significantly changed over the past couple of years and this brings pressures to suppliers to adapt too. It became clear that to grow Valldata, further investment was required and joining forces with Woods Group presents a great opportunity for the company, the staff and the sector. It’s an extremely positive move for all parties involved. Rapidata remains on hand as a strategic partner and I look forward to continuing to work alongside Valldata and to building new relationships with the Woods Group team.”Main image: Detail from architecture plans for new Woods Group HQ  87 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Woods Group announces acquisition of Valldata Melanie May | 4 September 2017 | Newscenter_img Woods Consolidated, holding company of charity services provider Woods Group, has announced the acquisition of Valldata.The move brings together two of the sector’s biggest suppliers, who between them work with many of the Top 100 charities. The 100% acquisition is effective as of 31 August 2017 and sees Valldata acquired from the VRD Group, which bought out the company in May 2016.The companies are located nine miles from each other, and offer complementary services with Woods specialising in charity raffles, lotteries, print production and payment processing, and Valldata in fulfilment, payment processing and specialist response handling. According to the companies, the acquisition means they will be able to work with charities across a broader remit, providing logistical and efficiency benefits, and a greater agility to respond to the needs of the sector. The pooling of resources achieved through the acquisition will also mean a single investment focus on compliance, quality, and innovation, the companies say.Under the deal, Woods Group and Valldata will continue to operate as independent brands. A joint move to a new, purpose-built headquarters is planned for summer 2018; the two companies branding remains under review and it is yet to be decided whether a new brand will be created. Prior to the move to a new HQ, some partnership working across teams may be introduced.Ian Scarr, Managing Director of Woods Group is appointed the new CEO of Valldata with Scott Gray stepping down from the post, remaining CEO of the VRD Group and Rapidata Services. Valldata’s General Manager, Steve Casey, will continue to manage day to day service operations to ensure consistent quality and standards for clients, while working with the Woods Group management team to build on the combined future offering.Ian Scarr, MD of Woods GroupIan Scarr said:“We are thrilled to bring Valldata and its reputation for excellence into the Woods Group, reinforcing our commitment to the charity and not-for-profit sector through targeted investment. Together, we offer many years of experience and a team of over 175 talented and dedicated experts, the combination of which provides a sector-leading supplier that has a pedigree like no other for supporting charities in their vital work.”Scott Gray added: Advertisement  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Tagged with: Businesses Charity Suppliers corporate Financelast_img read more

New edition of Major Gift Fundraising from SPMfundessentials

first_img 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. Tagged with: fundraising books Major gift  244 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New edition of Major Gift Fundraising from SPMfundessentialscenter_img Howard Lake | 21 October 2020 | News Specialist fundraising publisher SPMfundessentials has published a new edition of its guide ‘Major Gift Fundraising’.The book, written by Peter Maple and James K Myers, guides the reader through the essential elements – and potential pitfalls – of soliciting large gifts for charitable causes. It is part of the Charity First Series of guides to various fundraising disciplines.The authors examine the skills and processes required to identify and ask major donors for a substantial gift. They cover ask individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies.The process usually takes time, of course. As they point out: “If you ask for money too soon you’ll get advice. If you ask for advice and listen to it and respond appropriately, in the fullness of time you’ll probably get money.”Topics covered include:Researching potential major donorsPracticalities of making the askGift acceptance policiesTax efficient givingLegaciesCross-border donorsTypes of grantmakerThe Code of Fundraising PracticePeter Maple is senior philanthropy academic fellow and researcher at St Mary’s and London South Bank Universities and was previously on the editorial board of the leading journal Voluntary Sector Review. James Myers founded the European Association for Philanthropy and Giving, a not-for-profit membership body that brings charities, legal advisers and financial intermediaries together for more effective and efficient philanthropy, and is now known as Philanthropy Impact. He is also a partner of Social Partnership Marketing LLP.C Tom Davis, Teaching Fellow, Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism at the University of Greenwich, described the title as “a very useful book for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of major gift fundraising in one sitting!”He added: “It is this constantly changing world that Major Gift Fundraising seeks to navigate, and it does so very well, by providing just enough to understand the dimensions of each topic, but not too much to throw out what is a good balanceof advice and information.”Major Gift Fundraising by Peter Maple and James K Myers is available in PDF for £8.50. Sample content can be downloaded for free.  243 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Optimism Improving, But NAFTA Concerns Remain

first_img Previous articleCorn Congress Stands Up in Support of RFSNext articleTariffs Less About China; More About NAFTA, Canada Hoosier Ag Today The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, reached its second-highest level in more than two years of data collection. Sentiment is also higher for the second-consecutive month, providing a strong 14-point boost to the index compared to December 2017.While the Ag Economy Barometer reached a survey high of more than 150 points back in January 2017, it’s worth noting the difference between the January 2017 peak in sentiment and the February 2018 reading (Figure 2). In early 2017, favorable sentiment regarding the agricultural economy was most heavily influenced by a strong uptick in in the forward-looking measure of producer sentiment, the Index of Future Expectations, along with a more modest improvement in current conditions (Figure 2). More recently, however, the barometer has been strongly supported by a long-term improvement in producer sentiment regarding current conditions on their farms, along with an uptick in expectations for the future. So, a year ago the primary driver behind the barometer’s rise was better expectations for the future, whereas this year the primary driver appears to be an ongoing improvement in current conditions.Producers Optimistic about Trade; but Uncertain about NAFTA’s FutureOn the February survey, producers were asked about their future expectations for U.S. agricultural exports. Agricultural producers remain optimistic that U.S. ag exports will remain strong over the next five years with 87 percent of respondents expecting exports to either remain about the same or increase. Just 13 percent of farmers in the survey expressed concern that U.S. ag exports will decline over the next five years, which was virtually unchanged from a year ago when the same question was posed to producers. The upshot is U.S. agricultural producers’ long-run expectations regarding agricultural exports have not changed over the course of the last year.A new survey question regarding the likelihood of the U.S. withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement was posed on the February 2018 survey. Producers were asked to rank, on a scale from 1 to 9, the likelihood of a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA (Figure 3). A large portion of respondents, 39 percent, provided a neutral rating of 5, while 34 percent indicated they thought withdrawal was more likely (a rating of 6 or higher) and 29 percent thought a withdrawal unlikely (a rating of 4 or lower). Responses suggest there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty among producers regarding the future of NAFTA. Despite that uncertainty, and notwithstanding the importance of U.S. ag exports to both Mexico and Canada, producers remain relatively optimistic about long-run prospects for U.S. ag exports.Producers Expect Soybeans to be More Profitable than Corn in 2018Many corn and soybean producers were in the midst of finalizing 2018 cropping plans when the February survey was conducted. With that thought in mind, producers were asked about their expectations for corn and soybean production in 2018. When asked which crop they thought would be more profitable in 2018 – corn or soybeans – a majority (71 percent) reported soybeans (Figure 4). This is a modest shift from the February 2017 survey when 67 percent of respondents expected soybeans to be more profitable than corn.To learn more about producers 2018 cropping plans, producers were asked if they will plant more, fewer, or about the same number of soybeans acres in 2018 compared to 2017. The vast majority of respondents (81 percent) expect their 2018 soybean acreage to be unchanged from 2017, with nearly equal shares of producers expecting to plant more soybeans (10 percent) as those planning on planting fewer (9 percent) soybean acres. This was a shift from responses received when this question was posed on the February 2017 survey. A year ago, looking ahead to the 2017 planting season, 18 percent of producers reported they planned to increase soybean acreage, whereas 8 percent of respondents planned to reduce their soybean acreage. In other words, compared to last year’s survey responses, a slightly larger share of producers expect soybeans to be more profitable than corn, but fewer producers report plans to increase their soybean acres. Interestingly, at the Ag Outlook Forum held in February, USDA projected that U.S. farmers will plant 90 million acres of soybeans, virtually unchanged from 2017. USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides a survey-based estimate of farmers’ 2018 planting intentions, will be released on March 29, 2018.ConclusionsAgricultural producer sentiment increased again during February to the second-highest level since data collection began in October 2015. Both the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations rose during February compared to a month earlier, but the long-term improvement in the Index of Current Conditions dating back summer 2016 is providing strong underlying support to the overall measure of producer sentiment, the Ag Economy Barometer. Despite expressing uncertainty regarding the future of NAFTA, U.S. producers remain optimistic that U.S. agricultural exports will either hold steady or increase over the next five years. Finally, over two-thirds of producers responding to the February survey expect soybeans to be more profitable in 2018 than corn. Despite that, only 10 percent of producers said they plan to increase their soybean acreage compared to last year.Source: Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Optimism Improving, But NAFTA Concerns Remain By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Optimism Improving, But NAFTA Concerns Remainlast_img read more

UPDATE: Open Forum offers students chance to meet provost candidates

first_img + posts Previous articleHispanic voters credit O’Rourke for their participationNext articleStudents address diversity and inclusion in ‘Dear TCU’ campaign Oscar Hernandez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DEI proposal prompts civil discourse The Faculty Senate meets once a month to discuss faculty related issues. Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ print10/9: TCU has scheduled three community forums for the three candidates for provost.This will be an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to ask questions of and give feedback on the candidates.Each will also be asked: Given the current landscape in Higher Education, what are the key challenges and opportunities at TCU? As Provost, how would you help TCU navigate them?The first forum is 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15 in the Brown-Lupton University Union (BLUU) Auditorium.The second forum is 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 in the BLUU Auditorium.The third forum is 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, December 3 in the BLUU Auditorium.10/7: Although names haven’t been released yet, TCU’s search for a new provost is down to three candidates. The provost, who reports directly to the chancellor, is the university’s chief academic officer. Current Provost Nowell Donovan announced in last spring that he would retire at the end of the 2019 spring semester. “Each of the three finalists will have opportunities for campus visits,” said Faculty Senate Chair Ted Legatski. During their time, they will meet with Student Government Association officers, Faculty Senate officers and Staff Assembly officers.Ted Legatski, Faculty Senate chair. Photo via the TCU Neeley School of Business.Legatski said an open forum will be announced sometime this week to introduce the candidates and allow each semi-finalist to present and discuss their stance on select topics. The rest of the allotted time will be open for questions and answers. Chancellor Victor Boschini said he expects to select the new provost in December. The selection is projected to start sometime in the spring.Martha Potvin, president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers, provided her insight on what the search committee should look for in a strong candidate.Martha Potvin, board member of the Assoc. of Chief Academic Officers. Photo via Springfield College.“TCU is looking for a provost who can provide a clear example through his or her role and be adept at improving the quality, diversity, and success of faculty and faculty work,” Potvin said.She noted a strong candidate must also display the skills to help students be successful.Provost Donovan’s successor will focus on helping students graduate and find careers. Their overarching goal will be making the current institution a better place while they are here, Potvin said.In addition, shared governance plays a large role in decision-making in the provost’s position. This includes having respect for, and following procedures in the faculty handbook, Potvin said. The candidate must also display strong leadership skills throughout every department on campus and any issues they have.Potvin said the qualities of a strong candidate should indicate a broad view of the different types of disciplines covered at the institution. They must understand the work of faculty and the challenges faced by students during their time at the institution.Previous experience and a commitment to diversity in prior roles are necessary qualifications that are looked for in a strong candidate. Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ ReddIt Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ Twitter TCU Faculty Assembly may be one step closer to DEI vote Oscar Hernandez TCU Faculty voting on secret DEI ballot Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ ReddIt Facebook Twitter Oscar Hernandez was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He is a third-year journalism major with a minor in Spanish. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history #JoltTheVote: A new group encourages political engagement World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Two attacks against radio stations on the Island of Mindanao

first_img June 1, 2021 Find out more Reporters sans frontières expressed its serious concern following a series of attacks against two radio stations in the south of the Philippines. The organisation for the defence of press freedom asked, in a letter sent to the Philippine Minister of the Interior, Mr José Lina, that the investigations launched by the local police should help identify the authors of these two attacks and also their motivations. ‘Our concern is more than justified: since January 2000 at least six radio stations have been the target of attacks in the Philippines’, declared Robert Ménard, RSF General Secretary. According to the information obtained by Reporters sans frontières, a bomb exploded in the night of 22 May 2002 in front of the headquarters of Radyo Bombo (which broadcasts in AM and FM under the names DXIF and DXEQ) in Cagayan de Oro (Island of Mindanao, southern Philippines). According to Michael Bustamante, assistant manager of the radio station, a neighbour said he saw four men near the premises just before the explosion caused by a home-made bomb which left a crater in the road and destroyed the radio station’s street-front signs. Smoke prevented the guard from identifying the authors. Nobody was injured. According to the station manager, Albino Quinlog, this attack could be linked to several reports broadcast by the station. Radyo Bombo is known for its critical stands towards corrupt politicians and the attitude of the armed forces and the police. The radio premises underwent M16 Armalite fire in 2001.Also, the premises of the radio station Radyo Natin were destroyed by fire, in the night of 22 May 2002, in Baganga (Island of Mindanao, Davao Oriental province, southern Philippines). According to Davao Oriental police director, Superintendent Catalino Cuy, individuals threw a Molotov cocktail into the radio station’s premises. Once the damage has been assessed, equipment losses could amount to nearly one million Philippine pesos (i.e. twenty-two thousand euros) Still according to Mr Cuy, Communist rebels could be involved in the attack, which a spokesman of the station denied saying that the members of the guerrilla were ‘friends’. Other sources, for their part, emphasise that town councillors might well be the orchestrators of this attack. The radio station has indeed always been highly critical of the Mayor of Baganga, Jerry Morales, who had ordered the shutdown of the station for six months in 2001. May 3, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News News Follow the news on Philippines News February 16, 2021 Find out morecenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Help by sharing this information to go further News May 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two attacks against radio stations on the Island of Mindanaolast_img read more

Golf Classic to benefit Shannon senior citizens

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGolf Classic to benefit Shannon senior citizensBy admin – April 20, 2012 659 Email Advertisement Previous articleSenator to address women in businessNext articleGarda involved in tragic road accident had no licence admin WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter THIS May, funds raised from the Tomas MacCormaic Annual Club Golf Classic will assist the Shannon senior citizens club in extending their premises. The golf tournament was renamed to commemorate Tomas MacCormaic, Shannon’s first town clerk, who passed away last year. The current senior citizens club in Shannon was established more than 30 years ago with the purchase of a house in Purcell Park, where the group regularly meet.From this clubhouse, meals on wheels are prepared and delivered to members who are infirmed and confined to their homes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Lunches are also provided at the clubhouse on certain week days for those who are mobile but unable to cook for themselves.The club also arranges bingo sessions, card games, scrabble and other games for their members.The number of senior citizens looking for the clubs services has greatly increased and the current premises can no longer cater for demand.To solve the problem the club has purchased the house next door and they require significant fundraising to support this.The senior citizens are hoping that a company, group or individual will cover or contribute to the cost of running the golf classic and teams of four are also being sought to take part in the event.Tee times can be reserved by contacting the Shannon Golf Pro-Shop. Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Kerala High Court Refuses To Temporarily Lift Ban On Plastic In & Around Sabarimala

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Refuses To Temporarily Lift Ban On Plastic In & Around Sabarimala Sparsh Upadhyay29 Nov 2020 1:55 AMShare This – x The Kerala High Court on Wednesday (25th November) refused to temporarily lift the ban imposed on plastic in & around Sabarimala by two orders of the Court in the year 2015 and 2018. The Bench of Justice K. Vinod Chandran & Justice T. R. Ravi in its order remarked “The Government and the Board were well aware of the pandemic situation, when a decision was taken…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Kerala High Court on Wednesday (25th November) refused to temporarily lift the ban imposed on plastic in & around Sabarimala by two orders of the Court in the year 2015 and 2018. The Bench of Justice K. Vinod Chandran & Justice T. R. Ravi in its order remarked “The Government and the Board were well aware of the pandemic situation, when a decision was taken to permit congregation in a religious place; especially at Sabarimala where there is an arduous trek to reach the sanctum sanctorum.” Further the court said, “We would think and hope that necessary precautions are in place, without need to resort to measures which would lead to lasting environmental degradation; as in the case of the reintroduction of plastics.” The matter before the Court On Sabarimala Special Commissioner’s report regarding the necessity of relaxation to certain essential plastic items to protect against COVID-19 pandemic from the complete ban of plastic in and around Sabarimala, the Kerala High Court initiated Suo Moto proceeding. The prayer of the Sabarimala Special Commissioner was to temporarily lift the ban on plastic imposed in and around Sabarimala by two orders of the Court in the year 2015 and 2018. The ban on plastic was introduced in the year 2015 and reiterated in the year 2018 by this Court. The Special Commissioner in the instant report sought for re-introducing this environmental scourge into Sabarimala; temporarily, in the times of the pandemic. It was requested that face-shields masks, gloves and hand sanitizers in plastic bottles be permitted for the current Mandala Makaravilakku Season commencing on 15.11.2020, on a review of the earlier orders. It was also prayed that the Devaswom Board and the Sabarimala Sanitization Society be directed to collect, segregate and dispose of the plastic items in a scientific manner. Court’s Observations While taking into account various news reports, the Court noted that there is large scale pollution even in remote Mount Everest and that tiny pollutant are found at heights of 8,440 metres above sea level with higher concentrations at the base camp. In this context, the Court said, “Only less than thousand scale Mount Everest every year that too for a short period, which itself has created the scourge referred to earlier. Sabarimala in comparison to Mount Everest, is much smaller in area, but with far more footfalls throughout the year than Mount Everest.” The Court observed that the pandemic situation has shaken the entire world upsetting the social norms passed down over centuries and had for a time brought human activity across the planet to a standstill. “Though the Governments have lifted the lock-downs imposed; unprecedented in the history of mankind, the virus has not left us in peace”, said the Court. Regarding the Commissioner’s report, the Court said, “We perfectly understand the anguish of the Special Commissioner in having sought for review of the earlier orders in the context of the spread of the pandemic. However, the virus has been generally understood to be not here to stay and preventive measures are vigorously pursued with the hope of a vaccine being developed immediately. Plastic, being not biodegradable, on the other hand, due to its use and abuse by mankind, is here to stay.” When the Standing Counsel for the Devaswom Board specifically sought for such permission, at least for the staff and employees posted at Sabarimala with strict monitoring of the disposal, the Court said “Monitoring and disposal, of the masks, gloves face shields and plastic bottles used even by the employees, are downright impossible; especially given the predilection of humankind to use the whole of the earth; except their homes as a dumping ground” Lastly, the Court also said, “It is to be remembered that we, who now inhabit this planet, hold nature and its bounties in trust for the generations to come. We find it impossible to review the orders passed and respectfully re-affirm the same.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more