International Energy Insurance Company ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgInternational Energy Insurance Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about International Energy Insurance Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the International Energy Insurance Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: International Energy Insurance Company (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileInternational Energy Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products and services to the energy sector. The company covers oil and gas, engineering, motor vehicle, bond and finance guarantees, money risks, fire and allied perils, burglary and house breaking, personal accident, goods in transport and life insurance. International Energy Insurance Company Plc was established to focus entirely on the energy sector. The company’s security is backed by a consortium of local and foreign re-insurers coupled with its technical partners Marsh Limited and AON Corporation in London, United Kingdom. AON is currently rated the leading Global Reinsurance Brokers. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. International Energy Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zimre Holdings Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These 2 FTSE 100 shares have made investors rich in the market crash. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! These 2 FTSE 100 shares have made investors rich in the market crash. Here’s what I’d do now Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones | Monday, 31st August, 2020 | More on: OCDO SPX Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. 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. You could consider this instead. Not many FTSE 100 shares have bounced back stronger than before the market crash. The following two have done it, though. It’s an impressive feat, and suggests they are well placed to survive any further Covid-19 uncertainty.These two FTSE 100 shares could help protect your portfolio against a second lockdown this autumn, but there’s a problem. Both are pretty expensive.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…It helps to be market leader in a niche product, and Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LSE: SPX) specialises in steam. This can be used to heat or sterilise food production, oil refining, beer making, and drug manufacturing.Stock market crash survivorsThe Spirax-Sarco share price is one of the top performing FTSE 100 shares. It delivered a total return of 768% over 10 years to 31 December 1999, with dividends reinvested. The group was beaten only by equipment rental specialist Ashtead Group (a whopping 2,589%!!) and life-saving technology specialist Halma (932%), according to research from AJ Bell.Spirax-Sarco didn’t escape the March stock-market crash completely unscathed. It bounced back with tremendous speed, though, rising almost 25% over the last six months. Earlier this month, it reported an 8% drop in half-year operating profits to £119m, with revenue down 4% to £569.7m.As the economy struggles to escape the clutches of Covid-19, second-half growth will be lower. Management still lifted the interim dividend 5% to 33.5p. It has form on this front, having hiked its dividend, at an average rate of 7% a year, for the last decade.This FTSE 100 share is even more expensiveDon’t let that low 1.1% yield fool you. It looks small because the share price has risen so fast, up a thumping 230% over five years. The big problem that it is priced for growth, trading at 38 times earnings. Some may baulk at that price. If you do, put Spirax-Sarco on your watchlist and see what happens in the next crash.The Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO) share price leaves Spirax-Sarco standing. The FTSE 100 group’s share price is up an incredible 134% in six months, and 624% over five years. Although best known as a grocery delivery group, investors have been buying it as a global technology play. Ocado hopes to “change the way the world shops”, in its own words, by selling its Smart Platform to grocery retailers around the world. It also has a joint venture with M&S.Ocado benefited from rising demand during the lockdown but what really matters is whether it delivers on its promise to build worldwide sales. This FTSE 100 growth share has been losing money as it builds its business, but latest half-year losses narrowed from £147.4m in 2019 to £40.6m, as its online delivery technology generates new revenues in Paris and Toronto.Ocado is priced for growth and is expensive to buy today, trades at a dizzying high price/revenue ratio of 10.6 times, way more than most FTSE 100 shares. That means you are at risk if Ocado’s momentum fades. It’s too expensive for me, but I said that six months ago and look what its share price has done since. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Have £100 to invest each month? I’d buy UK shares in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. You do not need to have large sums of money available to capitalise on the long-term growth prospects of UK shares. In fact, investing £100 per week could lead to a surprisingly large nest egg that enables you to retire earlier than expected.Through investing money in a Stocks and Shares ISA after the recent stock market crash, you could capitalise on cheap stocks that may deliver market-beating returns in the coming years.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…The growth potential of UK sharesThe recent stock market crash may have caused some investors to view UK shares in a negative light. After all, the FTSE 100 is still down around 20% since the start of the year, while many of its members are trading at even bigger losses.However, the long-term growth potential of the stock market is relatively high. At a time when cash and bonds offer extremely disappointing returns and buy-to-let property is out of reach for many investors, building a diverse portfolio of stocks is likely to be a sound means of generating high returns. That’s especially the case for investors who do not have large sums of capital.For example, UK shares have generally offered high-single-digit annual returns over recent decades. Assuming such a rate of return on a £100 monthly investment over a 40-year working lifetime could lead to a portfolio valued at £350,000. From that, a 4% annual passive income would equate to around £14,000. That’s more than 50% higher than the State Pension, which could mean you enjoy greater financial freedom in older age.Investing money in British stocks todayInvesting money in UK shares is now easier than ever. Various share-dealing providers offer regular investing services so that you can buy £100 worth of stocks on a monthly basis at commission rates that are as low as £1.50 per trade.Of course, diversifying across a wide range of companies is imperative for all investors. For smaller investors who are starting out, tracker funds that mimic the performance of an index such as the FTSE 100 may be a sound move. They offer exposure to a wide range of businesses, which could reduce your overall risks. It may also mean that you enjoy greater returns over the coming years, as some sectors outperform others following the recent economic downturn.Buying UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA could be another worthwhile move. No tax is payable on amounts invested through an ISA. This could improve your long-term return prospects, while penalty-free withdrawals may mean that you enjoy greater flexibility when it comes to budgeting for retirement. As such, now could be the right time to start buying stocks in an ISA for the long term. It has the potential to improve your prospects of retiring early. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Have £100 to invest each month? I’d buy UK shares in an ISA to get rich and retire early Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Detalles importantes para la reunión TREC de toda la Iglesia…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Los siguientes son detalles importantes para la reunión del grupo de trabajo para re-imaginar toda la Iglesia Episcopal (TREC) el 2 de octubre.• La transmisión en vivo comienza a las 7:30 pm hora del Este (6:30 pm Centro / 5: 30 pm Montaña / 4: 30 pm hora del Pacífico / 3: 30 pm Alaska / 1: 30 pm Hawái). Se espera que sea de dos horas y media• La reunión se llevará a cabo en la Catedral Nacional de Washington• La visualización está disponible en las páginas web de:o La página web de la Catedral Nacional de Washington  está disponible aquio La página web de TREC está disponible aquío La página web  de la Iglesia Episcopal está disponible aquí • La transmisión en vivo será transmitida simultáneamente en español en esos sitios web.• La agenda de la reunión está disponible aquí • Las preguntas y comentarios de la transmisión en vivo serán recibidos por correo electrónico en [email protected] y Twitter en #reimaginetec• La inscripción está todavía abierta. TREC fomenta la asistencia de cada diócesis: un obispo, un diputado laico, un diputado clerical, y una persona menor de 35 años.• No hay que pagar para asistir en persona o para ver la transmisión en vivo. Sin embargo, se solicita el registro de la asistencia en persona; registrase aquí. La inscripción no es necesaria, pero se recomienda para ver la transmisión en vivo.Para más información, preguntas o comentarios, póngase en contacto con miembros de TREC en [email protected] 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Oct 1, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Detalles importantes para la reunión TREC de toda la Iglesia el 2 de octubre Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

French journalist facing prosecution after entering Fukushima exclusion zone

first_img Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia May 5, 2021 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific Organisation February 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist facing prosecution after entering Fukushima exclusion zone November 19, 2020 Find out more Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders urges the Japanese authorities to be lenient with French freelance journalist Guillaume Bression, who is facing prosecution following his arrest on 3 January within the 20-kilometre exclusion zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.“We understand the safety problems that could result from allowing people to move about freely in the exclusion zone but we think the current regulations are excessive in the way they restrict the fundamental right to inform and to have access to information – rights that must be respected for every journalist.“We are also concerned that the Japanese judicial authorities will make an example of Bression in an attempt to discourage all journalists, especially foreign journalists, from entering the exclusion zone (to which access is controlled) to do stories linked to the Fukushima disaster. Bression should be allowed to remain in Japan and keep working as freelancer.”Bression, who has been in Japan for more than a year, was arrested within the exclusion zone with another French photographer who has since returned to France. Bression had gone there to make a documentary for the French satellite TV news channel France 24, for which he works as stringer.Accused of forging a permit to enter the exclusion zone, Bression was interrogated for two days, on 4 and 5 January, and was subjected to a search two weeks later. At his trial, he is in theory facing a possible sentence of three months to five years in prison.Journalists trying to cover the aftermath of the March 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster have had to cope with various restrictions that the government began introducing within weeks of the tsunami. Several journalists have contravened the government regulations, especially those aimed at limiting their presence in the exclusion zone.Freelancers and journalists working for foreign media have complained of being barred from covering events. Official press conferences and visits to the exclusion zone are limited to the mainstream Japanese media.Lavish spending on media advertising by TEPCO, the company that built and operates the Fukushima nuclear plant, is being blamed for the media’s inadequate coverage of safety issues both before and since the accident.Japan is ranked 22nd out of 179 countries in the 2011-1212 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom News Follow the news on Japan Receive email alerts JapanAsia – Pacific News News News September 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick responds to refugee crisis

first_imgNewsLimerick responds to refugee crisisBy John Keogh – September 10, 2015 1005 WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSAylan KurdiCllr Cian PrendivillefeaturedHelp for HumansIreland Calais Refugee SolidaritylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick to CalaisNiall Collins TDWillie O’Dea TD Print Linkedincenter_img Previous articleRugby – Audio – Mike Sherry on his return to actionNext articleEditorial – Politicians put to shame John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick collection for convoy heading to refugee camp in Calais.Picture: Keith WisemanVolunteers at depot at the Cahill May Roberts building receiving donated goods.Picture: Keith WisemanTHE image of three year-old Aylan Kurdi lying lifeless on a Turkish beach has been a turning point in Europe’s refugee crisis and one that has spurred thousands of people into action. Kathy Masterson talks to Limerick locals and public representatives to get their views on the crisis, and to find out what they’re doing to help.On the convoy to Calais and beyondA GROUP of Limerick volunteers are busy this week in a depot behind the former Cahill May Roberts building sorting through donations from members of the public that will be sent to refugee camps in Calais, Hungary and Greece.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick to Calais, the local branch of the nationwide Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity group, will send a convoy full of donated essential supplies to  refugees in Calais on September 30, with further donations being shipped to Hungary and Greece.In Calais, the goods will be distributed through a local aid agency, L’auberge des Migrants.Donations bound for Hungary and Greece will be flown from Shannon Airport and will be distributed by other aid agencies overseas.The Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity organisation is also collecting donations online through GoFundMe.Calais coordinator Nadine Buttery says donations are flooding in.“It’s all systems go here at the moment. We’ve got about 25 people sorting through the items. We’ve got an amazing bunch of people volunteering here. We’ve had a huge amount of donations already; the response has been really good.“We’ve got our scouts checking that all the tents are in good working order, and we’ve got loads of really nice toiletries bags put together. We’re already sorting through the women’s and children’s clothes for Hungary, they will be flown out from Shannon. Nothing will go to waste.”Nadine added: “We’re also really looking for people to donate online through the GoFundMe site. That’s very important. That money is going to pay for donations to be shipped to Hungary and further afield, and it will go towards further operations and programmes to keep this whole thing going.”A second group based in Kerry, Help for Humans, which is collecting donations to take and distribute to refugees in Greece, has four collection points in Limerick city, and will be leaving in a convoy on September 30.The group is also collecting online donations through GoFundMe.Limerick coordinator Vivienne Nagle told the Limerick Post: “I saw the page on Facebook and saw that it was doing something to help the refugees and that they didn’t have anybody yet to collect donations in Limerick so I said I’d get involved.“We’re looking for warm clothes, blankets, anything to help people to survive the winter. At the moment people are sleeping on cardboard boxes and they don’t have anything.“We’re also looking for more people to get involved and for people to bring vans on the convoy, or to pick up donations from the collection points.”Costa Coffee branches on Cruises Street and in the Crescent Shopping Centre and Childers Road Retail Park, as well as Pizza Galaxy on Ellen Street, are all accepting donations for Help for Humans.Demonstration last weekend in solidarity with refugees  Most Limerick politicians fail to respondLAST week, the Limerick Post contacted all TDs in the Limerick City and County constituencies, the four Ireland South MEPs, and Limerick Senator James Heffernan, with a list of questions seeking their views on the refugee crisis.At the time of going to press, and at the deadline specified in our emails for responses, just two public representatives had replied – Limerick City Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea and his party colleague, Limerick County TD Niall Collins.A representative for Independent MEP Brian Crowley stated that he was currently undergoing medical treatment in hospital and was unable to respond. A representative for MEP Seán Kelly (FG) contacted the Limerick Post but had not supplied a response at the time of going to press.The Limerick Post received no reply from the remaining public representatives contacted.The questions and answers were as follows:What are your views on Ireland’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe so far? Do you think it’s adequate?Niall Collins – The Government has been extremely slow to respond to the crisis and even now has been very vague in its response.Willie O’Dea – The response to the refugee crisis by Ireland is not nearly adequate enough.Do you think Ireland should accept more refugees? If so, how many?NC – Yes. Fianna Fáil believes Ireland can and should do more to help refugees fleeing Syria in particular because of the nature of the conflict there. Fianna Fáil has not set a specific number because we believe the focus should be on what level of support can be provided. There will be particular medical, language and educational needs that will need to be met and we believe the government should be focusing on how best those services can be provided.WOD – Yes, I think a quota system should be established and we should take our quota.What actions, if any, do you think Europe as a whole needs to take to address the refugee crisis and its causes?NC – Fianna Fáil has been calling for a national forum on migration to be held here and we have also sought a specific EU Leader’s Summit on the refugee crisis. There is no strategic approach as the EU is forcing countries to act unilaterally and this is not in the best interests of the union as a whole.WOD – European countries need to create a quota system for accepting refugees.What are your views on Angela Merkel’s recent criticism of Ireland for its failure to participate in the quota scheme for housing refugees?NC – We believe Ireland can and should be doing more. It’s clear now that the Government will increase the number of people Ireland can take.The German Chancellor is entitled to her view. Clearly Germany is much better placed to provide more support than Ireland and this is to be commended. We believe there needs to be great urgency and greater co-operation at EU level in response to the humanitarian emergency.WOD – I think she is right as I believe we should be participating in any quota scheme established for housing refugees.Will you personally be taking any action to help address the crisis? If so, what?WOD – I have no direct power as I am not a member of the Government, however, I will be pressing the Government on the issue when the Dail resumes.Volunteers in Limerick sort donated clothes, shoes, bags, tents for refugees. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 Council to discuss how to assist refugeesLIMERICK’S Metropolitan councillors will discuss how they can help those caught up in the refugee crisis across Europe at their next meeting on September 21.Cllr Cian Prendiville says his party, the Anti Austerity Alliance, will be submitting a motion asking what the local authority can do to assist refugees.The City North councillor made the pledge following a demonstration attended by more than 100 people in Limerick city centre last Saturday to express solidarity with refugees fleeing war zones in the Middle East and North Africa.It also emerged that almost 200 people in Limerick have pledged to house refugees through an online campaign on at Saturday’s demonstration, Cllr Prendiville said: “So far this year over 2,500 people have died trying to get refuge in Europe in the Mediterranean alone. These tragic deaths are reminiscent of the thousands who died fleeing Ireland on the Famine Ships, and are a clarion call to all of us to step up the fight against Fortress Europe and its racist immigration policies.“The outpouring of solidarity, and sympathy from ordinary people in Ireland and across Europe stands in stark contrast to the crocodile tears of the political establishment. Over 11,500 beds have been pledged to house refugees by ordinary people in Ireland, while the government twiddles its thumbs.”According to Cllr Prendiville, the response to the weekend’s demonstration, and the number of beds pledged, shows that “ordinary people here stand in solidarity with those suffering in this humanitarian crisis. Hopefully Limerick councillors will reflect that solidarity.”He also slammed the government’s response to the refugee crisis so far, saying: “They don’t care about the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, the EU and USA’s imperialist policies that are destroying the Middle East or those who have had to flee their home country as a result.”Volunteers Pauline O’Connor, Meelick, Co. Clare and Ber Woods, St Joseph Street , Limerick to Calais. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 How You Can Help* The Limerick to Calais group, based at the old Cahill May Roberts building, is seeking donations of clothes, tents, toiletries and other essential items, as well as volunteers to help process the donations. Items can be deposited at the building from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Donations can also be delivered to the Willow Cafe in Pallaskenry or the Seven Sisters Pub in Kildimo. See*Donate to the Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity fund on* Help for Humans is a Kerry-based group collecting donations to distribute to refugees in Greece. All three Costa Coffee branches in Limerick are accepting donations, as is Pizza Galaxy on Ellen Street. See, also collecting online donations on*Pledge a bed to a refugee on*On September 30, a table quiz in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) will take place at Dolan’s Pub at 8pm* There are a number of other charities working with refugees across Europe, such as UNICEF, Concern, Save the Children, and MOAS that are urgently in need of donations.* Slings for Solidarity Ireland is collecting donations of baby slings and carriers to send to Greece. See www. Online donations for a similar organisation, Carriers for Kos, can be made on required* Trainers, hiking boots, wellies*Tents (4 person+), sleeping bags, blankets*Jackets, travelling bags, belts, hats and scarves, winter clothing*Socks, underwear, vests, thermals, mens’ tracksuits, trousers and jeans size 28-32*Soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, tissue, wet wipes, toothpaste*Plastic bags, pots, candles, tarpaulins, camping items such as wind up lights or radios,            collapsible water storage containers*Tools for fixing bikes, pumps, puncture repair kits.*Women’s and children’s clothing and shoes*Feminine hygiene products, nappies* Medical and first aid supplies (no prescription medications accepted), such as non-latex gloves, aspirin, sterile gauze pads, bandages, antiseptic wipe packets, compress dressings, oral thermometers. See Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity Facebook page for more.* Tinned food (Help for Humans donations only, not required by Limerick to Calais) Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Brexit deal may be unravelling – Harkin

first_img Google+ Previous articleBorder Communities Against Brexit “cautiously optimistic” about dealNext article34 people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Concerns are being expressed that the potential deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may be unravelling.News of the potential deal broke last evening, with cabinet metings on both sides of the Irish Sea. However, it’s being reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May is having a dificult time securing the support she needs to allow a special Brexit summit to take place this month.North West MEP Marian Harkin told Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show today that she is not optimistic……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 14, 2018 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Brexit deal may be unravelling – Harkin DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Meeting to discuss St Joseph’s cancelled because of minister’s ‘non engagement’

first_imgElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Meeting to discuss St Joseph’s cancelled because of minister’s ‘non engagement’ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 31, 2020 Google+ A public meeting which was to have taken place on Sunday afternoon to discuss the future of St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar has been cancelled, because of what the organisers have termed “non engagement from Minister Joe Mc Hugh”The Save Our St Joseph’s Hospital campaign says they had hoped Minister Mc Hugh would attend to clarify the position regarding the hospital’s future, and in particular, the scope of works announced by the HSE this month to bring the hospital up to HIQA standards.***********************Statement in full -St Joseph’s Community Hospital Action Group cancel meeting due to lack of engagement from Minister Mc Hugh- Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Not for the first time has Minister Mc Hugh Shunned this committee as he continues his game of ducking and diving on this critical issue for the people of the Finn Valley area- The Save Our St. Joseph’s Hospital Action Group Stranorlar have taken the decision to cancel their planned public meeting for next Sunday 2nd February , on the grounds of complete lack of engagement from Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s Office.Despite since numerous efforts since last Monday 23rd to get a reply from the Minister – an original invitation on 22nd January plus 4 reminders, over a week-long period we have received no reply of any nature from either him or any member of his staff despite the email of 23rd January that, “We will check the diary for the coming days and we will get back in touch with you again as soon as possible to let you know if Joe can attend this meeting on Sunday at 3pm.”. It is nothing short of disgusting the way he has treated us as a Committee since February 2016, bearing in mind our committee is made up of voluntary people from all areas of life and several communities, from Glenfin, the Twin, Towns, Finn Valley, Killygordon, Crossroads, Castlefinn, Finn Valley and beyond, from different shades of political opinion and even those who have no political allegiance of any nature –  he has treated us with utter and complete contempt.All other candidates and public representatives have already accepted their invitations and did so in a prompt and  with the courtesies you would extend to a community group wishing to improve the services of their area on this occasion and on the occasions of so many other meetings including 3 previous Public meetings which Minister Mc Hugh failed to attend.We have members who despite past let downs, false dawns, and fake announcements were prepared to give the benefit of the doubt in this instance but their remaining belief in Minister Mc Hugh to deal with this issue in a fair and transparent manner is now shattered. We wish to acknowledge all the public representatives and/or candidates – who committed to attend our meeting and who engaged with us. We respect their honesty and support of our Action Group and campaign. We publicly Thank you sincerely for that support.These candidates deserve recognition and respect for the manner in which they have worked with us and engaged with us – they have treated us with respect and have helped us in every way possible. Previously they also would have attended other meetings which we held including three public meetings.But, unfortunately the same cannot be said of Minister Mc Hugh, he has let us down so many times and has failed to attend our public meetings, this is another example of how he works with communities such as ours and a final demonstration of why we have lost confidence in him.We were not prepared to allow this to continue until Sunday, and it would be unfair to continue with the meeting knowing as we do, that we have the 100% support of all the other candidates but the individual who has since 2016 sent out mixed messages , announcing fake grants and referring to plans that never were – how can we further allow this pretense to continue. Previous articleAndrew McGinley in eulogy says family will be ‘forever heartbroken’Next articleExclusive: Details of Mica scheme formally published News Highland WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows To continue with a meeting where the Government Representative has failed to communicate/engage with us or give any indication to attend would be taking people out of their homes in large numbers to be left with the situation that they could not get answers from the Person who has the answers. The answers to why there has been so many fake grants, false announcements, promises of meetings and documents that never transpired and imaginary plans that disappeared as fast as the imaginary ink dried on them.  As a famous British Politician once said, ‘Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is.’ We need the Truth and the will from Government to deliver for our elderly and most vulnerable people.We the Action Group thank all the people for their continued support for the Community Nursing Unit and their support of the campaign to continue care in Stranorlar and the wider Finn Valley and surrounding parishes for years to come. We also thank those in the Media for their coverage and local businesses/organisations who have shown great support. Save Our St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group is in this until we succeed and we will continue the campaign to save the services, save the beds and restore St Joseph’s Community Hospital with the full complement of staff,  long stay, short stay and Dementia beds and our Community Nursing and Residential care units. We will work with those who are genuinely supportive of us and our campaign – as opposed to those who are using us for their own political self-preservation and failing miserably in their role and duty of representing the decent and good people who built our communities and our country. A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation. ~James Freeman Clarke, US theologian and author.  Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Calls for huge tree planting initiative to be rolled out in Donegal

first_img Google+ Twitter There are calls for a massive tree planting initiative to be rolled out across Donegal.The project is part of a national Green Party initiative which would help tackle biodiversity loss and carbon dioxide emissions in encouraging 120,000 farmers across the country to plant one hectare of woodland each.Michael White, Chair of the Donegal Green Party and General Election candidate says while reducing CO2 emissions the planting of the trees would also mitigate against the loss of wildlife:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Calls for huge tree planting initiative to be rolled out in Donegal By News Highland – January 27, 2020 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleCouncil to write to incoming Government for review of electoral registration systemNext articleMan arrested as part of cross border Paramilitary Style Attacks investigation News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more