Profits plunge as Santander confirms IPO

first_imgThursday 28 October 2010 9:17 pm KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushcenter_img SANTANDER Group shocked the City yesterday, warning that full-year profits would not meet its target due to Spanish regulatory changes.The warning came as the CEO of Santander UK, António Horta-Osório, confirmed that the UK business will go ahead with an IPO in 2011, probably in the first half of the year.The IPO is expected to sell a 20-25 per cent stake in the UK business that will be used to recoup some of Santander Group’s £4.5bn outlay to buy 318 Royal Bank of Scotland branches. The Eurozone’s largest bank is understood to have appointed Morgan Stanley as an adviser.However, it is not clear if a 25 per cent float would be sufficient to repay the full £4.5bn investment from Banco Santander. The group’s third-quarter results, announced yesterday, showed a sharp fall-off in profits, with quarterly pre-tax profits plunging to €2.5bn, 12 per cent down on last year. Year-to-date, earnings per share (EPS) have fallen 11.3 per cent to €0.70 per share. The UK business was not affected and posted a 20 per cent rise to pre-tax profit to £619m over the period.Santander UK, which includes subsidiaries Alliance & Leicester, Bradford & Bingley and Abbey National, is showing strong growth.The number of new accounts being opened in the UK is up 166 per cent on last year’s third quarter to 786,000 and small business lending increased 23 per cent.Santander blames the group-wide overall fall on changes brought in by the Bank of Spain, claiming that without the change, EPS would have declined only 4.5 per cent. The new rules require more funds to be set aside as loan loss provisions.But analysts were sceptical. Execution Noble’s Joseph Dickerson downgraded the stock, advising investors to sell: “You have rising costs, profit and loss going backwards and an ongoing deterioration in credit.”S&P Equity Research also downgraded the stock, from “strong buy” to “buy”, with analyst Marco Troiano saying: “Excluding the regulatory, results were still slightly weaker than we expected on revenues.” Profits plunge as Santander confirms IPO Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 UK dividend shares I’d buy today

first_img3 UK dividend shares I’d buy 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Investing for dividends has been challenging for UK investors this year. As a result of Covid-19, over 40 companies in the FTSE 100 index have either suspended or cancelled their dividends.However, there are still plenty of UK companies paying dividends to their investors. Here’s a look at three I like the look of right now.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…A UK dividend share with a 5% dividend yieldThe first I want to highlight is healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). It paid out total dividends of 80p per share to investors last year, which equates to a trailing yield of around 5% at the current share price.In its recent first-quarter results, Glaxo declared a first interim dividend for 2020 of 19p per share, in line with the dividend for the same period last year. And looking ahead, the company advised it currently intends to pay out 80p per share in dividends for 2020, assuming there’s no material change in the external environment or performance expectations. This suggests GSK will continue to be a cash cow for investors.As a specialist in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products, I think Glaxo looks well-positioned for growth in the current environment. With the stock trading on a P/E ratio less than 14 and sporting a yield of around 5%, I think it’s a good time to be buying.Powerful dividend growthSticking with the healthcare sector, I also like the look of Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) right now. It’s an under-the-radar FTSE 100 healthcare company that’s focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing branded and non-branded generic medicines.This UK dividend share doesn’t have the highest yield. Last year, the company paid out 44 cents per share which, at the current share price, equates to a trailing yield of about 1.6%. However, what stands out to me here is the growth rate of Hikma’s payout.Over the last five years, the dividend payout has doubled. You don’t see that kind of growth within the FTSE 100 index very often. Moreover, dividend coverage is very high. This suggests there could be plenty more growth to come.Hikma shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 17. I see that valuation as attractive. I think this stock has the potential to deliver both capital gains and dividends.21 consecutive dividend increasesFinally, I see a lot of appeal in alcoholic beverages champion Diageo (LSE: DGE) at the moment. It paid out 68.6p in dividends last year, which translates to a trailing yield of about 2.5% at the current share price.Diageo has a superb long-term dividend growth track record. Since the company paid its first dividend back in 1998, it’s notched up 21 consecutive annual increases. There aren’t many companies that can boast that kind of impressive track record.In the short term, Diageo’s earnings are likely to take a hit due to Covid-19. However, I think it’s unlikely that the FTSE 100 company will cut its dividend. I imagine the company will do everything in its power to maintain its enviable dividend track record. Diageo is currently trading nearly 25% below its 52-week high. It’s not often you see that kind of pullback with this FTSE 100 stock. I’d buy this UK dividend stock today while it’s out of favour. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon owns shares in GlaxoSmithKline and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 10th July, 2020 | More on: DGE GSK HIK 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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Connacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgOur friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free – perfect timing to watch the end of the Pro14 season – or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNConnacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from the UKConnacht v Glasgow, which kicks off today at 5.15pm, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Connacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Connacht v Glasgow (kick-off 5.15pm on eir Sport 1). If you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here. Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Connacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Connacht v Glasgow (kick-off 6.15pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Connacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Connacht v Glasgow from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 4.15am on Sky Sport NZ Select.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99).Sky Sport NZ offerWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Connacht v Glasgow live stream: How to watch from anywhereThis is a familiar pairing for the start of a Guinness Pro14 season, with Glasgow notching up their fourth round-one visit in five years to Ireland’s west coast. Around 200 spectators will be at The Sportsground today (kick-off 5.15pm) to see if the Scots can maintain their recent dominance in the fixture.Glasgow include 17 internationals in their match-day 23, including two front-rowers on the point of making their 50th club appearance: prop D’arcy Rae and hooker George Turner.Wing Robbie Nairn, who scored a brace when the teams last met, makes his first start since the opening match of last season, while prop Aki Seiuli returns to the match squad for the first time since February following a thumb injury. New signing Fotu Lokotui is set for his club debut as a replacement.Pulling power: Jack Carty and Tom Farrell training in Galway ahead of Connacht’s opening league match of the 2020-21 season (Inpho)Connacht haven’t won their first-round fixture since 2015, nor beaten a Scottish opponent since April 2017. They are determined to set off on the right foot, hooker David Heffernan saying: “We want to make the play-offs. In the history of this competition, teams who do that win 90% of their home games. So we know we need to make The Sportsground a fortress.”Jarrad Butler begins his third season as Connacht captain. The hosts field the back-line that put Ulster to the sword at Aviva Stadium after the resumption, with Ireland trio Kieran Marmion, Jack Carty and Bundee Aki comprising the 9-10-12 axis.The following week Connacht crashed 49-12 to Munster after having forwards Abraham Papali’i and Shane Delahunt sent off in the first half. The club has had a month or so to stew over that, but head coach Andy Friend says they have put it to bed.“The spirit and energy at training has been really positive all week and there’s always a sense of excitement when you start a new season,” he said. “If this squad can produce what I know they’re capable of, we have a great chance of picking up a win.”The teams didn’t meet last season, with a raft of fixtures cancelled because of Covid. So the last clash was in February 2019 when Glasgow won 43-17 at Scotstoun. George Horne scored the first of Glasgow’s tries that day after just 45 seconds. Watch highlights of the game here.Connacht: John Porch; Peter Sullivan, Tom Farrell, Bundee Aki, Alex Wootton; Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, Quinn Roux, Jarrad Butler (capt), Conor Oliver, Paul Boyle.Replacements: 16 Jonny Murphy, 17 Jordan Duggan, 18 Jack Aungier, 19 Niall Murray, 20 Seán Masterson, 21 Caolin Blade, 22 Conor Fitzgerald, 23 Sammy Arnold.Glasgow: Huw Jones; Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Stafford McDowall, Robbie Nairn; Adam Hastings, Ali Price; Oli Kebble, Fraser Brown (capt), D’arcy Rae, Rob Harley, Scott Cummings, Ryan Wilson, Chris Fusaro, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Richie Gray, 20 Fotu Lokotui, 21 George Horne, 22 Pete Horne, Ratu Tagive.Warrior: Oli Kebble carries during Glasgow’s last game, a 15-3 win against Edinburgh in August (Inpho)Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Connacht v Glasgow wherever you are…How to watch Connacht v Glasgow from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Connacht v Glasgow, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Pro14 live stream you would at home. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Connacht are traditionally slow starters but they hope to put that right in their 2020-21 Pro14 opener against Glasgow. Here’s what you need to know about today’s match Daly dose: Tom Daly is tackled during Connacht’s last Pro14 game with Glasgow 20 months ago (Inpho) last_img read more

Pittsburgh bishop postpones retirement and election of successor

first_img 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Elections, COVID-19, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest House of Bishops Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell[Diocese of Pittsburgh] The Rt. Rev. Dorsey W.M. McConnell, bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, told his diocese on April 16 that he is postponing his retirement and the election of his successor by five months due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.McConnell, who has served as bishop since 2012, had originally planned to hand over the diocese on April 24, 2021, to a successor elected in November 2020. That election is now scheduled for April 24, 2021, with McConnell retiring on Sept. 18, 2021.Bishop Jeffrey Lee of Chicago has also postponed his retirement due to the pandemic. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Posted Apr 16, 2020 Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Pittsburgh bishop postpones retirement and election of successor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Eventslast_img read more

An open letter to the City Council about the 2018-19 budget

first_img 4 COMMENTS September 16, 2018 at 12:50 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Can anyone share how many new firefighters are being added in this new budget? Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceAn open letter to: Mayor Bryan Nelson, City Commissioners Doug Bankson, Kyle Becker, Alice Nolan, and Alexander H. Smith, City Administrator Edward Bass, and Finance Director Jamie Roberson.Dear City Council, Mr. Bass, and Ms. Roberson,It’s been about a week since you voted unanimously to adopt a proposed millage rate and budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, and about a week away from your final hearing to make it official. I thought this middle ground between votes would be a good time to express my thoughts and concerns.First off, congratulations to you all. You came together with limited time and balanced a $114.5-million budget that had a lot of moving parts and prickly issues. That’s not an easy feat. Five of you are new to your roles (at least in Apopka), yet you worked well together and completed your mission on time and on balance.Those of you who ran for office in 2018 made budget management, fiscal responsibility, and increasing the reserves in the general fund your core issues. And this budget seems to reflect those ideals. You cut an estimated $5-6 million from original requests by department heads, which represents approximately 10% of what was in the first draft, and you approved only four out of 50 requests for new hires.By most measurements, this is as tight as you can take this budget without a loss of service. You even gave back a quarter-mill of revenue (an estimated $750,000) from an already-voted-on half-mill increase to keep Apopka’s tax rate the lowest in the area while still balancing the budget.But in doing so, I think you may have left some important areas unfunded or underfunded.At the July 5th budget meeting/workshop, Mayor Nelson made the proposal for a quarter-mill increase to the tax rate to balance the budget. Commissioner Becker not only agreed but made the proposal to make it a half-mill increase instead.“Because we can come back later and go down on the millage rate, we should do a half- mill,” Becker told the Council and audience in attendance. “The quarter-mill doesn’t even get us to a balance. If that’s the philosophy, this allows us the opportunity to potentially put economic development back into play, and we can start coming up with the sizzle-thing within our city outside of just great services. It also allows us the opportunity to start putting money back into the reserve balance which gets us back to a level playing field.”As it turns out, through an inter-local agreement to take over the territory of Orange County Fire Station 29, and budget creativity by Mr. Bass and Ms. Robison, Apopka was able to balance the budget with only a quarter-mill increase, but the spirit of Commissioner Becker’s premise still stands.In order to compete with local municipalities, Apopka needs an economic development department.Take a look at the websites of cities that border Apopka, and you will see at least the appearance of the sizzle that Commissioner Becker is describing. And most all of them have either an Economic Development Director, Manager, or Department, and some have budgeted between $360,000-$400,000 for the advancement of economic development in their municipality.Apopka may be the second largest city in Orange County, and the fastest growing, but most cities around it are also growing rapidly and competing for economic commerce – both to bring new business to its community and to keep the existing businesses it has.Economic development directors have a strategic focus. They are pro-active. They study market trends and apply their expert judgment to opportunities and threats facing the local economy. And while the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and the UCF Apopka Business Incubator are key components to economic development in Apopka, someone who is specifically given the job to analyze and respond to the economic well-being of the community can work with them, and specifically harness the potential of every component in Apopka’s arsenal to keep pace with the tremendous growth it is experiencing. As Commissioner Becker said, ‘it puts Apopka on a level playing field to compete for the types of businesses that residents have long asked for in its community.’And speaking of growth…Among the requested personnel not on this budget are four additional officers for the Apopka Police Department. And considering four current officers transferred to the state-mandated School Resource Officer program, the APD is essentially losing four officers that were patrolling the streets of Apopka.The APD is currently below the state average of 2.5 officers per 1,000 of the city’s population. They are also near the bottom of officers per square mile of comparable cities on the I-4 corridor. The APD is at 3.1-3.2 officers per square mile, while in comparison Orlando is at 6.5.With the hiring of four additional officers, the APD would have maintained its level per 1,000 (from 2.17 to 2.16). Without the addition, it drops to 2.09.It’s great that you funded those four SRO officers from this budget, but in doing so you did not replace the vacancy that has essentially occurred by moving them to their new roles at the schools. And while Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley assured the City Council that the APD can maintain the public safety level it had previously, it’s still a troubling trajectory to put them on given the population growth in Apopka.It seems likely that if asked, the will of the people would have been to keep the extra quarter-mill increase (which would amount to less than $100 per year for most Apopka residents), and fund those extra four police officers in order to keep up with the population growth and to limit the stress of losing those four officers moving from patrol to the SRO program. After all, it had already been voted on, reported on, debated on social media, and accepted by the community before it was cut.It was clear from the elections that Apopka put a premium on budget management, general fund reserves, and removing the red light camera program. You were able to deliver on those promises. It also appears that you heard the concerns of the Apopka employees and restored merit pay-based raises back to its previous levels, which I’m sure was no easy task without the extra quarter-mill increase.And in all fairness, you told the Apopka community that spending in FY2018-19 would be bare-bones, but that it would pave the way for less austere budgets in the future. But you also made priorities of community safety and economic development at the conclusion of your letter to the citizens of Apopka which is at the front of the budget.There is indeed a time to save money, cut expenses and tighten a community’s belt, but at a time of unbridled growth in so many areas of Apopka, perhaps investing in economic development, and keeping the police department up to the growth pace of its community might be worth that quarter-mill increase. Please keep these factors in mind for the upcoming vote, and/or during the 2019-20 budget cycle.Again, thank you for your efforts and accomplishments on the FY2018-19 budget. You deserve a round of applause from the Apopka community.Sincerely,Reggie Connell Mama Mia TAGSApopka City Administrator Edward BassApopka City CouncilApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonFinance Director Jamie Roberson Previous articleHow meteorologists predict the next big hurricaneNext articleMustangs remain atop AP poll; Blue Darters fall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Mama Mia Mama Mia The property tax increase lovers are at it once again! They laid back, and laid low for awhile, but THEY’RE BACK! They are being more civil in their talk, not near as militant before the council, and in their encouragements, but THEY’RE BACK…. watch out City of Apopka residents! They will be back again next year too! What they really want is for the City of Apopka property taxes to be the highest millage rates around! Time to tell ’em to back off! The one thing Apopka needs to work on is to get their set millage rates stable, like a flat line on a heart monitor, like Orange County. None of this up and down, and shove it all around, millage rates! Keep it even and steady. The council can do it, as they are doing a great job, so far, to date! Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img September 16, 2018 at 1:06 am Really Reggie? Plugging for another property tax increase for the City of Apopka residents, here in your article, even though you have admitted in your other articles, that you don’t live, or vote in this town…..Ugh, also to the suggestion that the COA needs an economic developer/economic development department too, just another overly expensive six figure salary to pay out for sitting back in an air condition office, drinking coffee and eating donuts, plus all the boring do- nothing talk, that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in the end for Apopka, just talk, to try to impress the suit and tie yuppies who wanna be the next looming Amazon-like founder. What do you want Apopka to be like, Winter Park, maybe? Where that city is in the news for “running people off” for hanging around the downtown area too long, and enjoying themselves, because of their parking nightmares, they are issuing fines for shopping Winter Park? Who needs that? I again state that Apopka does not have to compete with other cities! It is not necessary, growth is inevitable, too much growth, I might add. The Anatomy of Fear September 20, 2018 at 11:57 pm Patti Lopuszanski Please enter your comment! September 16, 2018 at 1:20 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects

first_imgArchDaily New Zealand Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects Area:  277 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Tim Dorrington Architects Area Area of this architecture project Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects CopyHouses•Tauranga, New Zealand Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Emma-Jane HetheringtonText description provided by the architects. The brief was to create a modern holiday house suitable for the hot summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu. Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Panels – öko skin stripesFormally the house consists of 4 main elements; (1) a concrete base, which at some points is folded up to contain interior spaces, (2 and 3) two black cedar-clad bedroom blocks, and (4) an open-plan white structured ‘veranda’. Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonThe concrete base provides the required floor level rise, creating intermediate zones between inside and outside. Raised decks from both the living room and snug articulate elevated, and in the case of the front deck, covered outdoor spaces. The living space arrangement suits the extreme climates of the location, activities and varying degrees of privacy. Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonThe large open-plan ‘veranda’ space comprises kitchen, lounge and dining. A snug, a step lower with an open fireplace, can on colder days be closed off from the main space. The top-floor sitting room affords a private sanctuary for the owners when entertaining family and friends. Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonThe internal environment is managed with thermal mass floor and walls and passive ventilation to most building faces. Additional heating inside and out is provided with open fires.Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Look for the Winter GardenArticlesIJhal Competition Winner / Wiel Arets ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!© Emma-Jane Hetherington+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Projects 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTim Dorrington ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesTauranga3D ModelingNew ZealandPublished on October 20, 2010Cite: “Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects” 20 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?路瑟福德宅邸 / Tim Dorrington Architects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 “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea

first_img EritreaAfrica February 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more Watch a presentation video about Radio Erena, an independent Eritrean radio station based in Paris.Read Les Erythréens (The Eritreans), a French-language book by writer and journalist Léonard Vincent that was published last month by the Paris-based publishing house Rivages. RSF_en Photo : Me Prisca Orsonneau. EritreaAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts October 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Eritreacenter_img News Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Related documents Pleading of Me Prisca OrsonneauPDF – 67.72 KB January 13, 2021 Find out more Just two weeks from now, 22 February, is the third anniversary of a raid on Radio Bana in central Asmara in which about 50 journalists were arrested. Most were released but at least 11 are still held and are in solitary confinement. Reporters Without Borders continues to campaign for them and other journalists who are imprisoned in Eritrea, some since September 2001.Prisca Orsonneau, a Paris bar member and coordinator of the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee, participated in the final of the Caen International Human Rights Advocacy Competition on 29 January. Her speech, entitled “Beautiful Asmara, denied its Jasmine Revolution,” was a plea on behalf of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac and other journalists who, like him, have been held for more than ten years in Eritrea without being brought to trial.See the video of her plea here (in French).Read the text of her plea in English: The plea was latest initiative that the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee has taken in coordination with the Reporters Without Borders section in Stockholm and two Swedish lawyers, Jesus Alcala and Percy Bratt. In July 2011, a Habeas Corpus petition was sent to the supreme court in Asmara requesting Dawit’s immediate appearance in court under Eritrea’s constitutional and criminal code provisions and international obligations. The court has so far refused to acknowledge receipt of the petition. As no Eritrean lawyer dares to raise the matter with the court it is hard to know whether the petition will succeed and will eventually shed light on the situation of the detainees.Naizghi Kiflu, an adviser to President Issaias Afeworki and information minister at the time of the September 2001 crackdown, died in London on 6 February. Together with the London-based human rights NGO Redress and the Eritrean exile activist Elsa Chyrum, Reporters Without Borders had called in vain for Naizghi to be tried in Britain for the acts of torture for which he was responsible in Eritrea.The disastrous situation in Eritrea continues to be overlooked for the most part by the international community. Eritrea was nonetheless ranked last for the fifth year running in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index that was released on 25 January. With at least 34 journalists detained, Eritrea is the world’s third biggest prison for media workers, after China and Iran.More information on media freedom in Eritrea: Read the Reporters Without Borders Eritrea country file.Read the latest press releases on Eritrea.See the latest Reporters Without Borders campaign ads on Eritrea in English and French. Organisation RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak caselast_img read more

Plea Filed In Delhi High Court Seeking Directions For Dignified Cremation/ Burial Of Covid-19 Victims

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Filed In Delhi High Court Seeking Directions For Dignified Cremation/ Burial Of Covid-19 Victims Akshita Saxena1 May 2021 6:53 AMShare This – x”The entire city has turned into a graveyard and the people of Delhi are not even getting to perform the last rites and rituals with dignity of their loved ones,” says a plea filed before the Delhi High Court. The petition has been filed by Advocate Pratyush Prasanna against the State of NCT of Delhi, Union of India, National Disaster Management Authority and others seeking right to die with dignity for Covid casualties. It alleges that the massive increase in number of Covid-19 cases and consequent rise in number of deaths has led to “backlog of dead bodies” and even the largest crematoriums in the city are either turning away bodies or are charging higher amounts for cremation. It is also alleged that the cremation ground for pets are now being used to cremate victims of the deadly virus. “Due to the backlogs, the bodies are even asked to be kept in AC room for a night as there are no space in the hospital mortuary for the same to be kept or for that matter any other mortuary in the state. This is the kind of trauma a person is going through who has lost a loved one, untimely to a pandemic,” the plea further states. The Petitioner has therefore sought an urgent increase in the number of mortuaries, and also the number of crematoriums across Delhi, making alternative arrangements by converting parks, fields, stadiums etc as cremation site. It is also urged that proper supply of wood and other necessary materials be ensured for carrying out last rites of the dead and other reliefs. Inter alia, the petition seeks a direction to the Respondent authorities to ensure that there is no jurisdictional issue in cremation and no waiting time for the people who have arrived at the cremation site with the dead body. Towards this end, it is urged that helpline numbers, mobile applications and dedicated portals be created wherein all the information regarding cremation sites, burial sites etc. and all other necessary information can be collected. The matter is likely to come up for hearing on May 4. The PIL is filed through Advocate Snigdha Singh. In related news, the Telangana High Court recently took exception to the mess that the families of victims of Covid-19 are being made to undergo for cremation of their loved ones. “Even in death, human bodies are not being treated with the dignity they deserve” observed a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy on being informed that it has become “virtually impossible” to find transport to ferry the dead bodies from hospitals/ homes to the cremation grounds/burial grounds. Inter alia, the Court was also informed that due to increase in mortality rate, dead bodies are piling up waiting to be cremated due to paucity of space and non-availability of adequate facilities and man power. Also Read: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund Tags#Delhi High Court PIL Right To Die With Dignity Proper Disposal of bodies of Covid19 Victims Cremation Ground Dignity of dead Next Storylast_img read more