Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) Q12018 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Zealand youth to challenge archbishop of Canterbury

first_imgNew Zealand youth to challenge archbishop of Canterbury By Julanne Clarke-MorrisPosted Oct 26, 2012 Press Release Service Tags Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Consultative Council, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth & Young Adults Submit a Job Listing Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The first thing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will face at the Anglican Consultative Council’s (ACC) opening ceremony Oct. 27 will be a guttural challenge from the young people of New Zealand.On entering the Telstra Events Centre in Manukau, Williams and ACC members will be greeted with a wero (challenge) from a young Maori Anglican brandishing a taiaha (spear).But the youth challenge won’t be just ceremonial. The opening event includes an unscripted conversation between young Anglicans and Williams on any topic they think the church should care about.Given that the kapa haka groups and choirs alone make up more than 800 Maori, Pakeha and Polynesian Anglican students, there’s potential for a few curly questions.Archbishop David Moxon, senior bishop of the New Zealand dioceses, is pleased for the youth have first say. “It’s fitting that students, some of the youngest voices in our church, show a flavor of our mission in the Pacific, in what is a key moment for the church now and for the future.”Those students have bussed into Auckland from Waikato and Tai Rawhiti. Diocesan and independent Anglican schools will be represented, along with Te Aute and Hukarere colleges.Right now they’re hiding out at an undisclosed Anglican school campus, putting the final touches on their welcoming acts.Anglicans from around Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia will support the bishops and people of Tai Tokerau and Auckland in offering hospitality to the ACC. The city of Auckland has stepped up, too, with a civic welcome.Williams flew into Auckland on Oct. 25 to a warm but low-key welcome from Bishop Kitohi Pikaahu (Tai Tokerau) and Bishop Ross Bay (Auckland) plus a team of Tikanga Maori clergy and lay people.In the care of Bishop Kito, the archbishop and his wife, Jane Williams, made a low-key entrance to the conference venue where he was met by Anglican Communion Office staff.Williams’ first public engagement was to lead the unveiling service for Sir Paul Reeves’ headstone at St. John’s College on Oct. 26.This 15th session of the Anglican Consultative Council is the largest and most representative Anglican gathering ever held in New Zealand. Youth stewards spent the morning of Oct. 26 registering ACC members from all corners of the Anglican Communion.Moxon said: “It’s an honor for us as a church to host this gathering and it is also significant as it is the last international engagement for the archbishop of Canterbury. As we welcome the delegates we will also be strengthening our own ties to them from this part of the world, bonding in our diversity and our common commitment to the kingdom of God.”The ACC is an advisory and policy-making body that draws together more than 80 lay and ordained delegates from 38 provinces across more than 165 countries.They are meeting in Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral from Oct. 27 to Nov. 7 to discuss the now and next of the Anglican Communion.Topics include the threat of environmental change and the elimination of domestic and gender-based violence around the globe, as well as issues of ecumenism, mission and theology. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Pattaya Orphanage Trust sets up Young Fundraisers club

first_imgPattaya Orphanage Trust sets up Young Fundraisers club  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Pattaya Orphanage Trust has launched a Young Fundraisers Club for classes, clubs and societies who want to become more involved in supporting the charity’s work with children in Thailand. One of the aims of the Club is to provide school-age children with an introduction to the work of a charity.The Young Fundraisers Club was launched alongside the Thaitucker Trial, an onlinegame that encourages pupils to put themselves in the shoes of disadvantaged schoolchildren in Thailand and become interested in sustainable development issues.Membership of the Young Fundraisers Club is free and open to all. The charity says that “it complies strictly with data protection regulations”. To qualify, children must play the Thaitucker Trial, introduce a friend and become involved in a fundraising event organised through their class, club or society. Advertisement In return members receive a welcome pack with tips and templates to help them promote their own events, three newsletters a year as well as special Thaitucker Trial badges, and certificates to be awarded by the teacher or organiser.Andrew Scadding, Chief Executive of the Pattaya Orphanage Trust, said: “Thaitucker Trial introduces today’s major development issues to UK schoolchildren in a way that really brings them to life.“The tsunami has left long-term problems that are far from over. Many children are deprived of education because of the lack of something as simple as a school lunch.”“The game and the Young Fundraisers Club show that there are solutions to these problems and that there are lots of things young people can do to help.” Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropycenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 24 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

A Practical Guide to Fundraising and Public Relations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Practical Guide to Fundraising and Public Relations Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Final Resolution of Foundation of Senegal Left Forces

first_imgSenegalese left forces establish united group.Photo: Senegal Left GroupThis is the final resolution of the meeting that brought together various left forces in Senegal, a country of 14 million people in West Africa that won its independence from France in 1960. The resolution was sent to Workers World for distribution by Fallou Gueye, a member of the Assembly of African Workers, one of the initiating parties. Gueye writes: “Meeting in a National Conference on Feb. 21-22, 2015, the Senegalese left forces have decided to create a Confederation of Left Forces referred to as the Confederation for Democracy and Socialism. There was a strong mobilization in response to the invitation of the initiating parties: The Democratic League (LD), the Party of Independence and Labour (PIT), the Assembly of African Workers, Senegal/Penco Reew (RTA/S), the Union for Democracy and Federalism (UDF/Mbooli mi}, National Democratic Rally (RND), Wi Yoonu Askan (YAW). A left party from nearby Guinea — the Democratic Party of Guinea (Conakry) — and the Sankarist Party of Burkina Faso, also took part in the founding meeting of the Confederation, which places a strong emphasis on the Pan-Africanist orientation of the newly created organization.” FINAL RESOLUTIONThe participants in the Foundation of Left Forces held on 21 and 22 February 2015 in Dakar,Recalling the process that led to the Foundation of the Left Forces;Analyzing the contextNoted internationally by:– The actions of imperialism and its neoliberal and capitalist system;– The struggle of peoples for national and social liberation in Latin America and Europe;– The rise of obscurantist forces in parts of the world.Characterized at the African level by:– The proliferation of armed conflicts and civil wars that tend to divide the continent (South Sudan, northern Mali and Central Africa);– The development of terrorism in Africa with Boko Haram in Nigeria.The emergence of the new political regimes arising from the peoples’ struggles (Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau).Noted at the national level by:– The ushering in of the second alternate government, which despite some efforts in the fight against corruption and in tracking down stolen assets, along with some measures taken in the social domain and some expected reforms, still delays in putting into effect the broken promises with regard to changing the system;– Desperate attempts by the opposition to destabilize the country;– And by the question of peace and security in Casamance.Recalling the various experiences of unification of the left forces in Senegal:– Determined to fight against the fragmentation of left forces;– Strengthened by the united will to move forward, by consolidating the pluralist dynamic that was built on convergences meant to be consolidated;– Taking full account of the responsibility of the left in the current situation and the future of Senegal and the entire African continent;DecideTo create a confederation of left forces called the “Confederation for Democracy and Socialism,” which will be open, cleaned of sectarianism and dogmatism, and based on respect for the diversity of its component parts.1. Regarding the Guidelines of the ConfederationThe participants:– Adopt the theses set out in the guidance document defining the identity of the Senegalese Left as historically constituted, in its plurality, around the struggle for the completion of Independence with the goal of achieving national sovereignty in all areas (political, military, economic, financial, cultural, etc.);– Believe that the social base of the Left Forces is still the working class and the peasantry, the laborers in the informal sector and all sectors dominated and exploited our society, whose legitimate struggles the left must support;– Believe that the Confederation is open to all the forces that agree with the policies, programmatic platform and statutes validated by the Foundation congress;– Affirm, in this vein, the Confederation’s choice for the democratic conquest of power in order to achieve a program of social transformation in the exclusive service of the people.2. Regarding how to put into effect the national Foundation conference’s conclusions, the participants:– Adopt the program based on the conclusions of the National Foundation Conference that define the strategic policy recommendations for the re-founding of the republic;– Agree on the need for adoption by referendum of the draft Constitution proposed by the NCRI to ensure the strengthening of the democratic, secular, social, united and decentralized rule of law, operating on the basis of a separation and balance of powers;– Consider that economic patriotism should be the basis for all strategic orientations in economic governance, with the aim of gaining our food, economic and monetary sovereignty as part of a peoples’ ECOWAS;– Affirm that the values of ethics, fairness and transparency should be applied to the management of public funds and the national heritage;– Believe that regarding social governance, the Confederation shall promote:* The emergence of a Senegalese citizen fully assuming his or her cultural heritage, open to Africa and the rest of the world and cultivating the virtues of patriotism, honesty, tolerance, discipline and work ethic;* An active and conscious Senegalese citizenship with the exercise of its rights, but also duties and responsibilities, for influencing the structural reforms needed in all sectors (education, health, culture, sport, social dialogue and social protection);– Recommend the deepening and developing of the issues insufficiently addressed by the National Conference, such as the security issue.3. As regards the structure and functioning of the ConfederationThe participants adopted the statutes and the following organizational structure:– A national confederal conference shall meet every six months.– A National Leaders Conference, which meets once a month in ordinary session and whenever necessary in extraordinary session.– A regional conference every six months, a departmental conference every three months, a monthly communal conference.– National and sector-wide trade-union Conferences.– Conferences for youths, cadres, women and elders.– The national and local conferences of elected representatives.– A conference of the Diaspora.Participants recommend that the conference leaders develop internal rules and a code of conduct for the confederation.4. Concerning the strategy for mobilization and popular intervention, participants– Have highlighted the fact that the democratic way of access to power for which the Confederation opted requires extensive work to bring the program before the masses, particularly targeting workers in cities and the countryside and the dominated and exploited layers of society;– Request, to this end, that all the structures of the confederation reflect on the specific communication strategies for the organization and mobilization of different targets (youths, women);– Emphasize the need to have the appropriate means to achieve the objectives of the Confederation.In conclusion, the participants call upon:– The components and members of the confederation to cultivate within themselves a tolerance and mutual respect among peers, so as to give shape to their desire to build an open and modern Confederation, surpassing qualitatively the existing unity of action in place until now;– All progressive and democratic forces who signed onto the National Conference conclusions to join the confederation;– The African people and organizations to work towards the construction of economic integration and political unity, which is an indispensable basis for development of the continent.Finally, the participants express their solidarity with the peoples in struggle in the world.Written in Dakar, SenegalOn Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015Translation: WW managing editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Michelle Perera is Pasadena’s New Library Department Director

first_imgCity Manager Steve Mermell announced Friday he has appointed Michelle Perera as the new Director of the Pasadena Public Library and Information Services Department.Perera comes to Pasadena from the City of Rancho Cucamonga where she has been the city’s Library Director for the past two years. Perera assumes her new duties in Pasadena effective December 19, 2016.Perera will oversee a department of 108 full-time employees and an annual budget of about $14 million. The department, www.cityofpasadena.net/Library, currently includes the Central Library and nine branches, collectively serving about 1.2 million people per year and about 500,000 online customers. With more than 2,300 on-site programs, free WiFi services and an extensive collection of printed books, periodicals, media and cloud-based eBooks, the Pasadena Public Library serves as a life-long learning center and cultural beacon for the greater Pasadena community.Perera brings more than 20 years of professional public library system experience to the position. She has held numerous positions within the Rancho Cucamonga Library Department since 1997 and, prior, worked for the public libraries for the cities of San Marino and Glendora. She has a master’s degree in library science from California State University, San Jose; a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, and, in 2001, she completed the Institute for 21st Century Librarianship training at Stanford University.In 2008, the California Library Association (CLA) gave her its “Award of Excellence” as a public librarian and she served on CLA’s Board from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, she was named a “Mover & Shaker” by the national Library Journal, http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/people/movers-shakers-2013/michelle-perera-movers-shakers-2013-change-agents/. Also in 2013, while serving as Rancho Cucamonga’s Assistant Library Director, the library won a National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that was presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.“I am honored to have been selected by the City Manager to lead Pasadena’s Public Library at a time of great opportunity and change for how library resources, programs and services are used every day and how they meet the demands in the digital era,” Perera said. “I look forward to serving as a member of the City’s executive team and continuing the finest traditions of outstanding community service provided by the library and its staff.”Perera said she is particularly interested in participating in Pasadena’s 15th annual “One City, One Story” community reading program organized by the Library Department. This year’s selection is The Sympathizer by author Viet Thanh Nguyen. More information about the program is online at http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/onecityonestory.City Manager Mermell said Perera “has the right combination of public library expertise, leadership and community values making her the right fit at the right time for our valued public library.”The maximum salary for the position as posted on the City’s website is $15,000 per month. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Business News Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Michelle Perera is Pasadena’s New Library Department Director Published on Friday, November 4, 2016 | 11:44 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Cross country garda chase in south Limerick

first_imgSOUTH Limerick area witnessed a huge garda operation-which included a garda helicopter and sniffer dogs-after a number of men were spotted acting suspiciously in the Kilmallock district, on this Tuesday evening.  According to gardai, the four occupants in the car were suspected of being involved in a break-in at a house in the Martinstown area. Gardai gave chase to the car in the direction of O’Rourke’s Cross, close to Bruree, and where a check-point had been set up.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Later, the car was found abandoned between Ashford and Broadford.  A 23-year-old man was arrested and questioned by gardai.  Gardai in Newcastle West are investigating and can be contacted a 069-20650 Previous articleNon Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR)Next articleThree Operation Freewheel cases adjourned admin WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsCross country garda chase in south LimerickBy admin – May 2, 2012 539 Email Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Seniors Alert Scheme to be extended in Donegal

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ By News Highland – October 21, 2017 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Seniors Alert Scheme to be extended in Donegal WhatsApp €2.3 million has been allocated by the Department of Rural and Community Development for the renewed Seniors Alert Scheme, coming into effect from November 1st.Since 2015, 490 senior citizens in Donegal have received a personal alarm with more to qualify this year.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the news, he says he is; “delighted to announce that this scheme will be extended to even more people locally thanks to a new range of measures.”From this year, you no longer have to be living alone in order to qualify for the scheme.Minister McHugh says; “This measure exists with the support of local voluntary groups and if users feel in danger or require immediate assistance they can activate the device which will alert designated members of their community who can then assist them.”New elements of the scheme include free monitoring of the alarm service for the first year, after which the person pays a small fee and a boost to administrative payments to community groups involved in rolling out the scheme.All users have a base unit installed in their home which is connected to a national Seniors Alert Scheme helpline using landline or mobile telecommunications and when the personalised alarm is activated, a call is transferred to the national call centre which is open 24/7.The operator will speak with the person and will decide whether to alert a local volunteer responder or, in potentially serious circumstances, the emergency services.The alarm can be worn as a pendant or like a watch.Another technological development was launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week to help make rural Ireland a safer, more connected place.Advanced Mobile Location (AML) works by automatically finding a phone’s GPS co-ordinates when a 112 or 999 number is dialled.The co-ordinates are immediately passed to the emergency services in responding and dispatching emergency personnel to callers in need across Ireland.Minister Ring said: “This new technology will have a major impact on people’s lives, particularly in rural areas.“It will help if someone crashes or witnesses a crash on a remote rural road but does not know their location; or if someone gets lost or hurt while out walking or hiking. It will lead to quicker response times and potentially save lives.“My Department is working to connect communities and this technology is creating a more connected and safer Ireland.” Previous articleAppeal after woman is assaulted by a number of malesNext articleSearches continuing of River Foyle for missing Mark Gallagher News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Christ Church says it’s fees-able

first_imgChrist Church JCR held an Emergency General Meeting last Sunday and passed a motion mandating its officers to support the Government’s proposals to raise tuition fees.The finalised motion, proposed by Christ Church OUSU representative Sébastien Fivaz, expressed the JCR’s belief that except for the “extensive cuts”, the Government’s proposals provide a “sustainable future” for higher education.Second year student Adrian Hogan said the Emergency Meeting took place because “our OUSU rep thought that it was important for our JCR to have a position.”Fivaz, who is running for NUS delegate in this year’s OUSU elections, proposed that the Christ Church JCR defined its position “because OUSU assume ours currently.”He continued, “Our views are slightly more nuanced than OUSU’s. We need to take a stance.”Passed by 21 votes to 14, the motion followed a debate, where some students argued that the JCR should not take a position on such a contentious issue.One student, James Ingoldby said, “The JCR should not play the role of government.”It has also been suggested that a JCR position voted on by less than 10 per cent of undergraduates at Christ Church is inconclusive.Stuart Cullen, former Union President, felt that “the JCR is very divided on the matter.”He said, “Surely it is unfair to give the JCR representative a mandate to take a specific position on [tuition fees] when this does not reflect the JCR’s views.”However JCR President Mike Barrett argued that “just because we cannot get a unanimous decision does not mean that this motion should be rejected…these are the processes in place to make the students’ voices heard.”The motion’s suggestion to support an increase in tuition fees was met with opposition from many of those present.One student, Thomas Peter Hire, argued that higher fees would mean that “Oxford and Cambridge will charge more than elsewhere, which will surely impact on who applies there. “If universities can charge such high figures then students from poorer backgrounds would be discouraged from coming to Oxbridge. “Oxbridge would become more of a ghetto for people with money than it already is.”The JCR’s decision also risks putting Christ Church at odds with OUSU, who have expressed their opposition to the Browne Review. OUSU have labelled the Browne Review a “blueprint for elitism” and President David Barclay called the decision to raise fees “a slap in the face to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.”However OUSU has not commented on the Government’s proposals to raise fees as distinct from those outlined in the Browne Review, leading a Christ Church JCR committee member to point out that “the two policies are entirely reconcilable.”Fivaz agreed, “The government have come to a good compromise [on fees] with soft and hard caps of £6000 and £9000.”The final motion stated that the JCR believes “that a sustainable future for higher education funding is provided for by the proposals made by Her Majesty’s Government except the extensive cuts to higher education teaching proposed in the Spending Review 2010.”last_img read more