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L’Oreal shares fall after sales disappoint

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam whatsapp L’Oreal shares fall after sales disappoint L’Oreal shares fell back, returning some of their recent gains, after the world’s biggest cosmetics group posted fourth-quarter sales and margins that were below expectations.The French maker of Yves Saint Laurent lipstick and Garnier shampoo said it expected to beat global cosmetics market growth seen at 3-4 per cent for 2011.“We expect to outperform the market again this year,” chief executive Jean-Paul Agon said at a results presentation.However, analysts were disappointed after the group reported on Thursday after the market closed that like-for-like sales rose 4.1 per cent in the three months to end-December, below a forecast for 5.3 per cent in a Reuters poll.“In 2011 and beyond we are not convinced that L’Oreal can return to former glories, and still consider the stock to be expensive,” said Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Andrew Wood.Deutsche Bank analysts said an improvement in second-half profit margins was also below their expectations, leading them to trim their earnings per share forecasts for 2011-13 by one per cent and lower their investment rating to “hold” from “buy”.L’Oreal shares were down 4.8 per cent at €85.21 (£72.36), the second-biggest decline by a European blue-chip company.The stock had risen around a quarter in value since May and has outperformed European health and personal care stocks by eight per cent this year, according to UBS analysts, who also cut their rating on the stock to “neutral” from “buy.”L’Oreal’s results came after US rivals Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden raised full-year forecasts and topped profit expectations for the year just passed, helped by overseas business, particularly in China and Russia.Agon, who is stepping up to executive chairman following the resignation of Lindsay Owen-Jones, said L’Oreal had made no decision on a share buyback and wanted to preserve cash for potential acquisitions.“Our priority remains acquisitions, regarding our use of cash. No decision has been taken yet regarding share buybacks,” he said.Agon also said the group did not need acquisitions to speed up growth in emerging markets. “To go fast in these new markets, we do not need a new brand, a local brand. If we consider an acquisition it would be for a specific purpose,” he said.Asked about whether the group planned to get into direct sales, Agon said: “It is not on the agenda but nothing is taboo”. Friday 11 February 2011 6:38 am alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rolls-Royce shares: 5 things I’d consider before buying in 2021

first_img 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. Rolls-Royce shares: 5 things I’d consider before buying in 2021 Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares got a lot of attention in 2020. In fact, the stock appeared consistently within the top 20 most purchased and sold shares on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform last year. It seems many investors were uncertain over the company’s prospects.Here are five things I think investors like me should know before buying Rolls-Royce shares in 2021.5G 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…#1 – Coronavirus victimRolls-Royce has clearly been a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm’s Civil Aerospace business, which accounted for over 50% of 2019 revenues, was hit badly.This division is responsible for the manufacturing and servicing of engines for the airline industry. Due to the coronavirus lockdowns, there was a lack of travel and hence the airlines halted flights. This in turn reduced the need for Rolls-Royce’s services.#2 – The bounce-backSince the pandemic started in March 2020, much has changed. We now have several vaccines that have been approved by UK regulators. I now believe, like many others, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.Despite the rollout of vaccines, things will take time to return to normal. But I believe that once the UK has successfully vaccinated most of its vulnerable people, stocks such as Rolls-Royce shares will see a bounce-back.A successful vaccination process will ultimately mean fewer hospitalisations and deaths and the reduction of measures such as social distancing. This means that air travel will start to climb back towards pre-crisis levels, improving the prospects for Rolls-Royce shares.#3 – Quick actionDuring the pandemic, Rolls-Royce’s management team responded quickly. It implemented measures so that the company could weather the coronavirus storm.In such times, a company needs access to liquidity. This is exactly what Rolls-Royce got. It raised money from a rights issue, secured additional loans and drew upon its existing cash reserves. For me, the fact that Rolls-Royce successfully raised capital from the rights issue highlights that investors believe the company can get through this tough period.Rolls-Royce took further measures by implementing cost-cutting measures and disposing of certain assets. These steps have not only made the firm leaner, but have also strengthened the balance sheet.While Rolls-Royce may need further capital in the future, I’m comforted by the fact that it’s unlikely to go bankrupt in the short term.#4 – Defence contractsIt’s not all about the Civil Aerospace division. Rolls-Royce generates 20% of its earnings from defence contracts with the UK and US governments.The defence business has remained resilient during the pandemic. It has a strong order book and 2021 forecast sales are well covered. For now, I’m happy with the stable revenue visibility from this division.#5 – Looking forwardI believe the fundamental drivers behind long-term global commercial air travel remain intact, which in turn is good for Rolls-Royce shares. The company is on target with its plans to battle the coronavirus slowdown. Rolls-Royce expects an improvement in travel conditions in the second half of 2021 as the vaccination programmes support the economic recovery.The shares have recovered somewhat but are nowhere near pre-pandemic levels. The company has a strong brand and has taken the right steps to weather the crisis. I think now could be the time to be adding the stock to my diversified portfolio.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub 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. Nadia Yaqub | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: RR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador

first_img Latin America, April 19, 2016 at 7:29 am I hope the Presiding Bishop’s Fund For World Relief will take a proactive role immediately! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Province IX Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By ENS staff Posted Apr 18, 2016 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador Widespread needs still being assessed 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cynthia Wilder says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Press Release Service Red Cross members, military and police officers work at a collapsed area in the Tarqui neighborhood of Manta on April 17, 2016, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Reuters/Guillermo Granja[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians from across the church called for prayer and solidarity with the Episcopal dioceses of Ecuador Litoral and Ecuador Central and the people of Ecuador who still are trying to assess the loss and damages caused by a devastating earthquake that struck the South American nation Saturday, April 16.“Please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the Episcopal Church are praying for you. We will be with you during this time and in the days ahead. You are not alone. May the love of God embrace and strengthen you,” said Curry in an April 18 call to prayer for Ecuador.By the early morning hours Sunday, April 17, calls for prayer and photographs of the damage began popping up on Episcopalians’ Facebook and other social media platforms in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed 350 people and injured more than 2,000.The Rev. Edgar Giraldo, a priest in the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral, posted a call for prayer and wrote on his Facebook page April 17 that many church buildings and parishioners’ homes had suffered structural damage, but that no fatalities or injuries had been reported.The earthquake hit hardest Ecuador’s central coast, but its strength could be felt in the capital, Quito, and into neighboring countries Colombia and Peru, according to news reports. Earlier on Saturday a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, also causing at least 40 deaths, considerable damage and a tsunami watch.The Episcopal Church has two dioceses in Ecuador: Ecuador Litoral, which is based in the southern coastal city of Guayaquil and is led by Bishop Alfredo Morante, and Ecuador Central, led by Bishop Victor Scantlebury from Quito. The earthquake affected primarily the coast region covered by Ecuador Litoral.“It is horrible … as if we were in a war zone … the destruction, the people missing, the wounded, the increasing number of deaths that are reported,” said Morante, adding, however, that in the midst disaster there is tremendous solidarity between churches, non-profit organizations, government agencies, as well as an outpouring of international support. “We are all one. We are united by prayer, asking for peace in these difficult times when nature has attacked. As we prepare to provide the help that is needed we ask for your prayers and your support.”The Diocese of Ecuador Litoral has 13 clergy and approximately 29 congregations. It covers five provinces along the Pacific coast: Guayas, Manavi, Los Rios, Santa Elena and Galapagos. Morante, who spoke by telephone to the Rev. Glenda McQueen, the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for Latin American and the Caribbean, asked that support for Ecuador be coordinated through his office and the New York-based Episcopal Church Center.In the Diocese of Central Ecuador, mostly Quito, Cuenca and the highlands, people were very scared by the intensity of the earthquake and took to the streets for safety, but eventually returned to their homes, said Scantlebury in an email message to McQueen. He added, however, that he’s is awaiting information from the Province of Esmeralda where the diocese has a small congregation on the Pacific coast.For the most part, the severity of the damage is in the coastal region covered by the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral. “I have spoken with Bishop Morante and offered our prayers and support. This is a very difficult time for all the people of Ecuador,” he said.In Ambato, a town in central Ecuador, the Rev. Santiago Cordova, a deacon in serving the Diocese of Ecuador Central, opened his parish Mision El Salvador as a collection site, accepting donated water, clothing and other items for eventual delivery to the people in the most affected areas.On April 18, Cordova and others met with local government officials on coordinating a response.“In reality, the needs are very big,” he said via a Facebook voice message, adding that the death toll and the number of people missing continues to rise.Also on April 18, New Jersey Bishop William H. Stokes said his diocese was working through its companion diocese committee and Episcopal Relief & Development to coordinate a response.“We will work closely with Bishop Alfredo Morante and the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral, who will assess the needs and help us know how we can be of the most assistance and support,” he said.The Episcopal Church in Connecticut, which has partnerships in Ecuador, also has reached out to partners in Ecuador to determine its response.Donors can direct support Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster fund. Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Anglican bishops to meet in small groups online in preparation…

first_img Lambeth Conference 2022 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Lambeth Conference, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Jun 7, 2021 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] Bishop from across the Anglican Communion, including from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, are preparing to participate in a series of online conversations with each other in preparation for gathering in 2022 for the Lambeth Conference.The conversations, in groups of 20, will be held on Zoom for all active bishops in the Anglican Communion’s 41 provinces. They will be held each month from July to December and will focus on the theme “God’s Church for God’s World.”As a preview of the conversations, the Anglican Communion has released a series of videos about what the bishops hope to accomplish, both online this year and in person next year.“Nothing will replace eyeball-to-eyeball meeting,” South Africa Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says in one of the videos. “In spite of all of our many challenges and differences, here is an opportunity to walk together under the guidance of scripture. … I encourage you to really take an opportunity of these walks of witness and these conversations as we share each other’s burdens and as we learn from one another.”The Lambeth Conference is a gathering of all Anglican bishops that is called by the archbishop of Canterbury about every 10 years. It had been scheduled for 2020 but was delayed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been rescheduled for July 27-Aug. 8, 2022, in Canterbury, England.A set of films about the process is here. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican bishops to meet in small groups online in preparation for Lambeth Conference Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Blue Cross’ Tap Dogs to offer contactless giving across the UK

first_imgBlue Cross’ Tap Dogs to offer contactless giving across the UK Howard Lake | 10 March 2017 | News Tagged with: animals contactless PayPal  436 total views,  1 views today 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. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”7″ sortorder=”26,27,28,29,25″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”200″ thumbnail_height=”150″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”0″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Advertisementcenter_img  437 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59 Animal charity Blue Cross will be extending its team of ‘Tap Dogs’ to fundraise across the UK, thanks to support from PayPal.The charity first used dogs wearing dog coats with contactless payment devices fitted in a pocket in May 2016. Anyone wishing to donate can simply ‘pat and tap’ the dog to make a £2 donation using their contactless payment card or smart device (smartphone or watch) – or speak to its Blue Cross volunteer if they’d like to give a different amount.This year the new team of Tap Dogs will start appearing at events from 10 March, when Gracie the Italian spinone will reveal the new dog coats at Crufts 2017.Contactless givingThe charity became one of the first to combine beneficiaries with contactless giving. Other charities using contactless giving have used it in shop windows (Cancer Research UK), on cardboard cut-outs of comedians (Comic Relief), on public benches (Cancer Research UK), and on collecting tins (Royal British Legion).Support from PayPalPayPal offered its support for the scheme and funded a range of new contactless dog coats and donated PayPal Here card readers for each of the coats.Julia McKechnie-Burke, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Blue Cross said: “Tap Dogs were created to raise awareness of our work helping thousands of pets every year. We were limited in the capacity of Tap Dogs as a fundraising tool with our prototype coats but now, thanks to PayPal, we are able to expand the scheme and have Tap Dogs at even more events.“We are in an increasingly cashless society and need to be versatile in the ways people can donate to us. We love that dogs are able to directly help us raise funds as pets are at the heart of everything we do. We are grateful for PayPal’s support and look forward to exploring further expansion of this scheme and other initiatives.”Blue Cross has presented dogs at events before, to raise awareness of different aspects of pet welfare. All dogs involved in such activities are assessed for behaviour, and are usually owned by dedicated volunteers.Bas Gevaert, Director of PayPal Here in the UK said: “PayPal is proud to support this new initiative which allows people to easily donate to Blue Cross using contactless cards. It goes without saying that fewer people carry cash on them now, so this new way to make donations with a card or smart phone really highlights how forward thinking Blue Cross are as a charity.“It’s such a fun and innovative way, not only for people to donate to a charity but actually get to engage with what the charity does as well. It’s nice to think that rescue dogs are helping to raise money for other rescue animals.” Here comes the Tap Dog science bitThe Tap Dog technology consists of PayPal’s contactless card reader sitting in a pocket of the Tap Dog’s coat linked to the PayPal Here smartphone app via Bluetooth. The card reader accepts contactless payments by card or smart device phone or watch.The app is operated by a Blue Cross volunteer via a smartphone. It is set up to take a £2 donation. Donations for other amounts can be adjusted by the volunteer using the app and receipts can be issued by email or a text message if required.You can follow Tap Dogs on social media via the hashtag #patntap. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59last_img read more

Government considers deadline to get off the dole

first_imgNewsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleJury sent home for night in Donegal rape trialNext articleLYIT could form part of Ireland’s largest higher education institution News Highland Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – January 24, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp It’s reported the Government is considering introducing a new time limit for when social welfare recipients are expected to get off the dole.According to reports in the Irish Daily Mail, those on social welfare will have their payments cut  if they don’t meet the deadline.The report says that every unemployed person in the country will be given what is termed a “prediction of exit” date – under the plan to be unveiled next week.It’s understood  if they fail to make progress by this date they will be called to an interview to explain why and could have their benefits cut if they fail to cooperate. Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Government considers deadline to get off the dolelast_img read more

Derry fleadh shaping up to be a major success after thousands attend opening ceremony

first_img Previous articleLocal man hailed a hero as two men are rescued from Lough FoyleNext articleDerry businessman to face trial on CS gas cannister charges News Highland Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Derry fleadh shaping up to be a major success after thousands attend opening ceremony The Director-General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann says there is a very unique spirit in Derry this week following the opening of the 2013 Fleadh Cheoil yesterday.Thuosands thronged Guildhall Square for the opening performed by President Michael D. Higgins and Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness.Labhras O’Murchu says scarcely has the opening of the event attracted as much interest as this one did.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, he also said the Derry event is taking on a distinct cross community character which is very welcome…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/labhrasfleadh.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img By News Highland – August 12, 2013 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Career focus: East Anglia

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Career focus: East AngliaOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A region by region look at working in HR in the UK.  This month we investigate East Anglia.  Edited by Ross Wigham, e-mail: [email protected] outpost is UK’s most dynamic IT hubThe most easterly part of England has often been seen as a leafy touristoutpost, famous for its inland waterways and historical sites. However, itsstable local economy coupled with its proximity to London and the South East ismaking East Anglia a popular choice for modern jobseekers. The latest labour force survey figures from the Office for NationalStatistics indicate that both employment and unemployment in the region arestable. Figures released in February show that employment has grown by 1.2 per centto 2.73m in the last three months. The seasonally adjusted unemployment ratewas 3.5 per cent (98,000), down by 0.5 per cent on the same period a year ago.And the average claimant count was unchanged at 2.1 per cent with the highestfigure in Great Yarmouth (5.4 per cent) and the lowest in South Cambridgeshireand Uttlesford (0.8 per cent). Neil Barlow, chair of the Mid and North Anglia branch of the CharteredInstitute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has been based in the region for20 years. He says the economy and jobs scene in the region has now reached a pivotalpoint. “It’s at a peculiar stage at present because the recruitment freezeseems to be over but there aren’t massive staff shortages. The building andproperty sector is very healthy and so is local government and retail,” headds. According to Barlow, the market is predominantly made up of small tomedium-sized firms rather than huge corporate employers. Based near Cambridge, Barlow says the IT sector is the most dynamic and healthyin the area. There are around 3,000 members in his CIPD branch with recruitment andretention issues currently at the top of the agenda. Salaries and benefits are crucial to HR professionals in the area because ofthe rising house prices and the lure of higher pay in London and the SouthEast. “It’s a great place to work and we have few of the problems that Londonoften experiences, such as traffic and overcrowding. It’s a good mix becausethere are cathedral cities and plenty of countryside. The quality of life isvery high. “In general, it’s fairly easy for employers to recruit staff althoughthere are some shortages around particular specialisms.” The regional branch has a full programme of events scheduled for the rest ofthe year including seminars on employment law, managing diversity, mentalhealth at work and coaching and mentoring. The area is also home to many employees who commute into London, rather thanliving in the capital itself. Cambridge is of course famous for it’s prestigious university, but the areais also home to the popular choiceof radical thinkers, the University of EastAnglia. Living in the regionEducation:Statistics in the Region in Figures report from the Office forNational Statistics show that pupil/teacher ratios in the East of England areslightly higher than the national average. However, the average class size isbelow the national average at 26.1 for both primary and secondary schools. Some50.1 of males and 60.8 per cent of females get five or more GCSEs – above thenational average. Transport:Public transport, although adequate, is not as extensive asother parts of the UK. Anglia Railways currently provides the train servicesacross Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich. It also connects the area to Londonalthough the franchise is due to change hands. Norwich International Airport offers a selection of flights toEuropean destinations. National Express and First buses cover a range of routesacross the region. The port of nearby Harwich has regular ferries cruising to TheNetherlands, Denmark and Germany.Culture/lifestyle:The area is home to many nature reserves, country parks,commons and picnic areas as well as a range of exciting waterways. Cathedralcities and ancient history combine across the region to make it one of the mostpleasant places to live. The larger conurbations include Norwich, Ipswich,Great Yarmouth and Cambridge.Housing:According to official Land Registry figures, the average priceof a property in the region is £155,364. At the top end of the market anaverage detached house will cost around £211,518 while at the opposite end ofthe scale a flat/maisonette will sell for £100,630. The average price of asemi-detached home is significantly cheaper than London or the South East at £134,984.Company profileAnglian Home ImprovementsStaff: 4,400Based: NorwichThe company, which manufactures and fits home improvementproducts, was formed in Norfolk in 1966 and now operates nationwide. The headoffice is based in Norwich and employs around 2,800 staff.Retail division HR manager Kristina Clarke has worked in thearea since January, after relocating from Peterborough.She moved to the region for family reasons and says the movehas been fulfilling in both personal and professional terms.”I moved to Norfolk about a year ago and the area itselfis a great place to work. I’m really enjoying it and there’s plenty offacilities. It also has a really good mix of town and county,” she says.”We recruit all types of staff as we have factories aswell as offices. It depends on the role, but on the whole it’s very comfortablein terms of recruitment.”According to Clarke, the lack of major motorways can be adownside but getting around and commuting to work are rarely problematic.”We’re based on the outskirts of Norwich, but traffic isusually fine.”It’s a great place to work with a really enjoyableenvironment.”Move here for…Great surroundingsFabulous coastline, hiking and rambling and 200 miles of inland waterways.Culinary delightsTV favourite Delia Smith and turkey baron Bernard Matthews are two localcelebritiesUniversityCambridge is world renowned as a centre of learningBut beware of…TransportThe area can be a little isolatedAlan PartridgeThe brainchild of comedian Steve Coogan – so expect to be the butt of jokes ifyou choose NorwichThat Sinking feeling…Scientists predict that parts of the region could disappear into the sea. Manyparts are disappearing before your very eyes – Happisburgh, for instance.HR contacts and local informationhttp://branchwebs.cipd.co.uk/anglia/www.norfolkbroads.comwww.personneltoday.comwww.hrdirectorsclub.comlast_img read more

Thank you Second Ward Councilman Salvatore Gullace

first_imgTo the Editor:I am writing this letter on behalf of all the residents of Meadow Street in the Second Ward. We would like to give out a very big thank you to our council member, namely Salvatore Gullace.When he is called about anything in the Second Ward that requires his attention, he is like Johnnie on the spot, right there to see how he can help to correct the problem at hand.The residents on Meadow Street have an overgrown tree problem and a very dark street issue here, and it is not safe to walk the block after dark. One call, and Mr. Gullace was here, contacting other departments about the problem at hand.Then after that Sal was contacted once more about a very large water condition in one of the houses on the block. Again he was here on the job and took control of what our needs were going to be until the water problem was corrected the next day.The City of Bayonne can be proud that it has such a concerned person such as Sal on its city council. JOHN N. PUGH, SR.last_img read more

ADM reduces trans fats with non-hydrogenated alternatives

first_imgADM Speciality Oils & Fats (Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands) has extended its range of low trans fat products to provide a healthier variation to traditional fats in bakery, confectionery and frying applications.Pura low trans fat shortening consists of unhydrogenated vegetable oils and can be used in cakes, crèmes and short pastry. The company says the brand offers good mouthfeel and flavour release, while ensuring a shelf-life of six months. It also has a smooth texture and lower oxidation levels, says ADM. Pura low trans fat margarine for puff pastry features reduced salt levels and no hydrogenated fat. The product contains vegetable oils that are refined, de-odorised and then emulsified with an aqueous phase containing salt. It is then processed to give a firm, smooth texture, making it suitable for hot and cold applications.For the confectionery sector, ADM has developed Chocovit Plus low trans fat cocoa butter equivalents and cocoa butter improvers. These offer alternatives to highly saturated lauric cocoa butter substitutes and high trans fat cocoa butter replacers. Certain qualities of the brand are compatible with cocoa butter, so the two can be blended.last_img read more