Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc is a leading non-aligned Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria focused on providing well-structured mortgage options as well as financial banking and advisory services. The company is the largest and most profitable Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria and one of seven licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The company’s housing and mortgage products are available to residents of Nigeria. Its full suite of banking products and services is geared towards retail banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, lending and mortgages and electronic banking. Formerly known as Abbey Building Society Plc, the company changed its name to Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc in 2014. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Are YOU Brexit ready? A dividend stock I’d buy for my ISA and hold for retirement

first_img Royston Wild 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 | More on: BA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Gold’s recent charge to record highs suggests that this remains the ultimate safe-haven asset. An argument can be made that buying bullion-producing stocks is a great play on this theme too. I myself have tipped some big-dividend-paying mining plays as top buys in the current climate.That said, don’t underestimate the defence sector’s popularity for flight-to-safety investors in troubled times. Take BAE Systems (LSE: BA) for instance. This firm’s share price has risen 25% over the past year and just hit 18-month peaks above 645p.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…Brexit uncertainty has played a large part in driving investor interest in this time, and with tough trade talks about to begin between London and Brussels after January 31, the worries that drove safe-haven flows into the FTSE 100 firm in 2019 could continue to power it through 2020 (and beyond).Contract builderBut BAE Systems isn’t just a solid lifeboat in tough geopolitical and macroeconomic times like these. Its role as a major supplier to the US and UK militaries gives it the sort of long-term earnings visibility that allows it to keep growing dividends each and every year too. And fresh news on the contract front has again highlighted the indispensable nature of its products to Western armed forces.BAE Systems may be best known for its ships, planes and submarines, but the pace at which its Electronic Systems division is winning business is grabbing the headlines right now. It has just sealed a $450m contract with the US Department of Defense to provide digital upgrades to warning receivers on the F-15 plane platform, for instance. Indeed, its order backlog here is so robust that new facilities in the States have had to be built.M&A mammothAnd what’s more, recent mammoth acquisition activity has boosted the unit’s profits opportunities, and particularly so across the Pond. The planned merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation means that the opportunity to buy Collins Aerospace’s Military global positioning system (GPS) business has arisen, one for which BAE Systems has forked out a cool $1.93bn.It has also paid a not-inconsiderable $275m  to snap up Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business, it said. According to BAE Systems, the acquisitions will be “highly complementary to our US-based Electronic Systems business” as well as “immediately earnings and cash accretive.”A top buyIts record of impressive long-term earnings growth has been built in large part upon such solid acquisitions, which have made it the market leader in a number of key areas. So news of this gigantic acquisition gives its shareholders plenty to celebrate.In the more immediate future, City analysts expect a steady earnings rise in 2020. A 4% annual increase is currently tipped. And this leads to predictions of another hike in the yearly dividend and thus a chunky 3.7% yield.BAE Systems trades on a forward P/E ratio of 13.5 times. This is far too cheap, in my opinion, given its exceptional earnings outlook. I believe this is one Footsie favourite investors should consider snapping up today. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Are YOU Brexit ready? A dividend stock I’d buy for my ISA and hold for retirement 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. 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This FTSE 100 share has dived 27% in three months. What would I do with it?

first_img At Wednesday’s market close, the FTSE 100 closed largely unchanged at around 5,946 points. Thus, in the three months since 7 July, the Footsie has fallen modestly, losing around 210 points (3.4%).The dogs of the FTSE 100 since the summerAlthough the FTSE 100 is down since early July, 55 of the shares in the index have actually risen over the past three months. Gains for these shares range from a tiny 0.2% rise to an impressive 38% leap for the top performer.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…At the other end of the scale, shares in 45 FTSE 100 members have crashed spectacularly over the past three months. Falls for these stocks range from a 0.5% blip all the way down to a 47.9% crash.The #1 dog of the FTSE 100 since the summer is troubled aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce. Dog #2 is International Consolidated Airlines Group, whose shares have plunged 30.3% in three months. With airline miles flown down by roughly four-fifths from their peak, both Rolls and IAG are fighting for survival.BP is the #3 dog of the FTSE 100Propping up third place in the list of FTSE 100 dogs is oil & gas super-major BP (LSE: BP.). Our once-mighty national energy champion, formerly British Petroleum, has been knocked off its feet in 2020. But is it on its knees and about to hit the canvas, or will it rise again to fight another day?On Wednesday, BP’s share price closed at 215.85p, down 4.5p (2%) on the day. This is a mere 2.4% above the FTSE 100 firm’s 52-week low of 210.8p, set on 2 October.BP’s two biggest problems are self-explanatory. A 10% drop in global oil demand due to Covid-19, plus an almost-30% plunge in the price of oil in 2020 have destroyed its profitability. As a result, this FTSE 100 giant’s shares – which closed at 521.5p on 2 October 2019 – have crashed a whopping 57% in 12 months.I believe BP means ‘bargain price’Today, with its share price having more than halved, BP’s market value has declined to £45bn. Just over two years ago, on 28 September 2018, it was worth close to £120bn. In other words, shareholders in this FTSE 100 fallen angel have lost perhaps £75bn in less than 25 months. Wow.For sure, BP’s share price is in the gutter and, in fact, has collapsed to 25-year lows. But this is history and only a problem for existing shareholders. Right now, I believe that this FTSE 100 firm is far from dead and buried.In order to cut its costs to fund the transition towards low-carbon energy production, BP has taken an axe to its expenses. Earlier this year, it halved its regular dividend and committed to lop $3bn from capital spending. The index heavyweight has also announced up to 10,000 job cuts and issued new debt to bolster its balance sheet. All of these actions will make BP a stronger business in future, I feel.To sum up, it’s been a gruesome 2020 for existing BP shareholders. But, rather than sell up, I’d be a buyer of this particular share at today’s price. Indeed, I’d buy big and hold BP shares for the long term, so as to bank hefty cash dividends and capital gains over the coming decades! 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. Cliffdarcy 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 8th October, 2020 | More on: BP 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares This FTSE 100 share has dived 27% in three months. What would I do with it?center_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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Don’t ‘save’ for retirement! Here’s how I’m hoping to double my State Pension

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Roland Head | Sunday, 8th November, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Don’t ‘save’ for retirement! Here’s how I’m hoping to double my State Pension It may seem sensible to save some extra cash to boost your State Pension. But with the best cash savings rates topping out at about 1% these days, I think that saving in cash will make it difficult to build the kind of wealth that’s needed to double the income from the State Pension.In this piece I’ll explain how I’d aim to double the State Pension using a simple stock market strategy.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…Why double the state pension?At the time of writing, the full State Pension is £175.20 per week, or £9,110.40 per year. That might not be enough to support a comfortable lifestyle in retirement.My aim for retirement is to try and generate a matching income from investments. That would mean my total income would be double the State Pension.How much would I need to save?Financial advisors often use an approach known as the 4% rule to estimate how much someone will need to fund their retirement.This rule says that you should be able to withdraw 4% of your investment fund each year for 30 years, adjusting for inflation, without running out of cash. This isn’t guaranteed. But with the dividend yield on the FTSE 100 sitting close to 4% today, the idea of withdrawing 4% each year seems safe enough to me.Based on this approach, my sums show that if I retired today, I’d need investments worth £227,760 to generate an income of £9,110.40 per year — the State Pension amount.What about inflation?Sadly, I’m not retiring today. Let’s assume I can retire in 20 years. For my sums to work reliably over such a long period, I need to consider inflation.The Bank of England’s target rate of inflation is 2%. Based on this assumption, I calculate that in 20 years I’ll need investments worth £338,439 to generate an income that’s equal to the State Pension.Cash savings: this is going to be difficultSaving up £338,439 in cash isn’t going to be easy when interest rates are so low.My calculations show that based on an interest rate of 1%, I’d need to save £1,274 per month for 20 years to hit my target.Stock market: let’s speed things upOver the last 100 years or so, the average return from the UK stock market has been around 8% per year.Using this rate of return in my calculations suggests that I could hit the £338,439 target in 20 years by saving £575 per month. That’s less than half the monthly payment required under my cash savings model.How would I invest to double the State Pension?There are lots of options. But in this case, I’d probably go for the simplest choice. I’d open a Stocks and Shares ISA and pay into a low-cost FTSE 100 index fund each month.My experience suggests that index fund investing is likely to be the simplest and most reliable way to generate an income that will double the State Pension.Of course, investors who buy individual stocks can outperform the wider market. But making a success of this approach requires a fair amount of time spent on research and investment education. This is a more difficult and riskier approach, in my view. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head 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.center_img 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

City Council approves final development plan for Self Help Credit Union

first_img The Apopka City Council approved the final development plan for the Self Help Credit Union 5-0 at its Wednesday meeting, which greenlights them to construct a 2,320 square feet bank on the corner of US-441 and Cabell Lane in Apopka. On March 22nd, Self-Help broke ground on its new branch at 667 West Orange Blossom Trail. The new branch’s improved size and visibility (compared to the current location at 825 South Park Ave.) will help the credit union to more fully serve its members. “Breaking ground on this new branch is an important step in Self-Help’s work to build on Community Trust’s legacy with farmworkers and others in Apopka,” said Lugo. “Sister Ann and her sister’s work in helping provide financial services to those in need is truly inspirational and Self-Help is honored to help further that mission.” The groundbreaking marks a new chapter in transformative community work for Self-Help in Apopka and extends the Community Trust legacy of helping working families gain access to mainstream financial services. The full-service branch will ensure members use of state of the art banking technology, equipment, and convenient access. Community Trust merged with Self-Help in 2016, in order to extend additional products and services to Community Trust members, such as mortgages and online and mobile banking. It was formed in 1982 to serve Florida’s farmworker community by a coalition of local organizations and activists, including the Apopka nuns (members of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur), the West Orange Farmworker Health Association (Community Health Centers), Homes in Partnership, the Farmworker Ministry, the Justice and Peace Office, and the Farmworker Association of Florida. “Self-Help is an ideal merger partner for Community Trust,” said Kendrick. “They are strong and successful with a host of financial services for all people, with special care for people of color and working families. As part of Self-Help, we can not only provide good financial services but be part of a movement to protect vulnerable people from predatory lending and build economic power in low-income communities.”   Apopka is Self-Help’s first physical presence in Florida. Jax Metro Credit Union, founded in 1935 to serve utility and port workers of the City of Jacksonville, merged with Self-Help on June 1, 2017. Between the two mergers, Self-Help’s credit unions now serve over 6,000 members in Florida. Self-Help also has helped originate over $300 million in loans to Floridians, partnering with Florida banks to finance over 2,900 home loans and providing financing to high-performing public schools in Miami and Gainesville educating nearly 20,000 low-income children.The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, serving 64,000 members with branches in North Carolina and Florida; Self-Help Federal Credit Union, serving over 70,000 members with branches in California, Chicago, Florida, and Milwaukee; Self-Help Ventures Fund, a national non-profit loan fund; and the Center for Responsible Lending, a policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Since its 1980 founding, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. About Self-Help Self-Help is a community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. Self-Help’s two credit unions serve over 130,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and Wisconsin and offer a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org and www.self-helpfcu.org. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSSelf-Help Federal Credit Union Previous articleVote now in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 RunoffNext articleAffordable housing summit scheduled for next week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Former Junior Springbok prop joins Edinburgh, says it’s a ‘dream come true’

first_imgTuesday Feb 9, 2021 Former Junior Springbok prop joins Edinburgh, says it’s a ‘dream come true’ New Edinburgh signing Boan Venter has described the move to Scotland as “like a dream come true”. The 23-year-old arrived in the capital last Friday and will isolate with his family for 10 days.ADVERTISEMENTThe loosehead prop from South Africa’s Northern Cape was named in the Junior Springboks training squad in 2017 ahead of the World Rugby Under-20s Championship in Georgia and featured for the Toyota Free State XV in the 2018 SuperSport Rugby Challenge.A year later he made his breakthrough in the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season, featuring in all 13 matches of the South African side’s Covid-curtailed campaign.Venter told Edinburgh’s official website: “I’m really excited. This is like a dream come true to move to a club like Edinburgh.“I feel this is a great opportunity to express my God given talents and to play for a club I have long admired. I know that Edinburgh has a really professional set-up as well as great coaching, a great brand of rugby and has some really proud and passionate supporters. It always seemed like there was a great vibe there.“From a front-row perspective, it makes me really excited knowing I’m joining a dominant scrummaging pack. It’s an aspect of the game I love, and feel is one of my strengths.“I’m really looking forward to learning, growing and contributing to the best of my ability and will strive to offer the club dominance and stability in set-piece and some excitement with ball in hand and on defence.”ADVERTISEMENTEdinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill said:“We’re delighted to add Boan to a strong stable of props at the club, creating real depth in an important area of the squad. Our scrum has developed into a real weapon for us and we’re keen to continue its improvement.“In the past few of seasons we’ve seen our leading looseheads, Rory [Sutherland] and Pierre [Schoeman], attract widespread – and justified – praise.“In the case of Rory – and potentially Pierre in time – that has also meant international selection for Scotland. It’s therefore important to bring in someone who’ll provide season-long competition and availability for us, while also maintaining a testing environment for good young props like Dan Gamble and Sam Grahamslaw to come up against and develop alongside.ADVERTISEMENT“Boan is a great fit for our group and we’re looking forward to getting him started once he’s satisfied all the necessary travel and isolation requirements.”He will join the rugby programme and meet the squad once his Covid-19 requirements are complete. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 18 WEEKS AGO Scotland create history with first Twickenham… 18 WEEKS AGO Joint statement stresses commitment to new… 18 WEEKS AGO England ready for ‘fearless’ Russell while… 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: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

New foundation to support social enterprises in NE England

first_img“I am delighted to be working alongside Northstar Ventures to get the Foundation actively involved with social investment in the North East. This is a really exciting project, and it reinforces Northstar Ventures’ commitment to help our community even further.”No unsolicited applicationsA statement by the Foundation reveals that it has already identified a number of charitable activities to focus on “so we are not generally in a position to respond to unsolicited requests for grants or donations”.  93 total views,  1 views today Venture capital company Northstar Ventures has established a registered charity, The Northstar Foundation, which will support the development of entrepreneurship and social enterprises that benefit excluded and deprived communities in the North East of England.Alasdair Greig, Director of Newcastle-based Northstar Ventures, said:“As part of our commitment to supporting our community and the recent expansion of our fund management expertise into social investment, The Northstar Foundation has been set up to provide additional support for social investment in the North East. This follows our appointment as managers of the North East Social Investment Fund.”Alasdair Greig, CEO, Northstar VenturesTony Henfrey, who is both Chairman of Northstar Ventures and Chair of the Trustees of The Northstar Foundation, added: Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 April 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New foundation to support social enterprises in NE Englandcenter_img Tagged with: corporate Funding North East social enterprise  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Five county schools could lose teachers

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLocal NewsFive county schools could lose teachersBy Bernie English – February 6, 2014 805 TAGSeducationfeaturedfull-image Advertisement Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Previous articleThe spirit of the cityNext articleClub Corner 8/2/14 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Email Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook RURAL Limerick schools could lose up to five teachers this September under new regulations on the pupil-teacher ratio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Based on current numbers, national schools in Knockadea, Ballagh, Cloverhill, Fedamore and Scoil Sn Ciarain, Cillfiobhrai, could lose a teacher if the new regulations are introduced for next September.Joe Lyons, Regional spokesperson for INTO, the primary teachers union, says his organisation has warned this will make a tough job even harder for small schools.“Rural schools are already under pressure. Because of the numbers, teachers may have to teach different grades, add to that there may be special needs children in the class. And rural schools also have children from families who are new to Ireland and they may not have a lot of English.“These small schools do a great job but they are being discriminated against in this pupil teacher ratio,” Mr Lyons told the Limerick Post.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD  Niall Collins said: “Minister Quinn is placing the burden of cuts on small rural schools, minority faith schools and Gaeltacht schools. The Minister’s sweeping attack on smaller schools shows complete ignorance of the day to day running of these schools and their importance to the community. He has made no consideration of geography, a school’s position in the community or its ethos.“There is no doubt in my mind that this is all part of an agenda to force the amalgamation of smaller schools across the country. I believe that if the Government had its way, some communities in this region will lose their local school entirely.“The Minister said that the fear of losing teaching posts is causing great distress in communities. If the new regulations are implemented, a total of 124 small schools across the country will lose a teacher next academic year”, the Fianna Fáil TD concluded. Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApplast_img read more

Chevron donates $150K to Permian Basin Area Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund

first_img Previous articleCVS Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccinesNext articleHigher education board awards $18.1 million in reskilling grants Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Chevron donates $150K to Permian Basin Area Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 Twitter MIDLAND Chevron announced on Monday a $150,000 donation to the Permian Basin Area Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, which assists nonprofits in 23 counties across West Texas that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. West Texas has experienced a year of challenges, with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting market downturn hitting the region hard. Numerous nonprofits have been impacted by cancellation of in-person events and a greater demand for services. Chevron’s donation is not only a response to challenging times, but also a reflection of its commitment to Permian communities, a news release said. Molly Laegeler, general manager of asset development for the Chevron Mid-Continent Business Unit, expressed sincere appreciation for the local nonprofits. “We want to thank all nonprofit organizations and individuals for the love and dedication they have poured into our communities throughout this challenging year,” Laegeler said. “Now, more than ever, a strong and collaborative philanthropic community supports and benefits us all.” The virtue of the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund, established in 2001, is to provide a vehicle through which donors may contribute financial assets for making grants to organizations that serve communities for disaster relief or emergency hardships. Since March 2020, donations to this Fund have been used to quickly deploy grants to nonprofit organizations addressing immediate needs of the COVID-19 crisis, the release said. “We have so many nonprofits who are providing many more services during this crisis than ever anticipated. Along with that, numerous annual fundraising events have been cancelled. Replenishing these organizations’ budgets and supplies is a top priority as a community foundation,” Jennifer Steadman, donor and community relations administrator, said in the release. Organizations that are in need of funding or support may email [email protected]center_img Local News Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Councillors set for pay rise

first_img By News Highland – May 18, 2021 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleMan arrested after reported discharge of firearm in RaphoeNext articleTrial begins today of woman accused of murdering her three children News Highland Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR City and county councillors are in line for a 47% pay rise in six weeks’ time.They’re set to be paid €25,000 a year from the 1st of July – compared to €17,000 at the moment.Cabinet ministers are expected to approve of the increase when they meet this morning.Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says councillors deserve the pay rise:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fitzmaurice.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Councillors set for pay riselast_img read more