Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

5 FTSE 100 stocks I think have become unmissable buys

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. FTSE 100 stocks have been on the rack for three weeks now. It’s been painful to watch. However, there’s a silver lining. This stock market crash provides a rare opportunity for long-term investors to buy into high-quality companies at prices that were unthinkable just a few weeks ago.Over the past year or so, I’ve looked at plenty of blue-chip businesses I felt had become too expensive. This is always likely to happen after a long bull-run, if you’re using disciplined fundamental valuation in your investing. However, with discounts of up to 36%, here are five high-quality FTSE 100 stocks I think have now become unmissable buys.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…Wise moveI last wrote about accounting software giant Sage (LSE: SGE) after its annual results in November. The scale of the business is attractive. I also believe it’s maintaining a competitive advantage, albeit at the cost of somewhat lower revenue growth and margins than it was targeting a few years ago.Back in November, the shares were trading at 707p, with the P/E around 25. I wrote: “I believe the valuation is too high for the level of growth and margins it’s likely to offer going forward in an increasingly competitive market. At a sub-20 earnings multiple I might be interested, but at around 25 I’ll continue to avoid it.”Sage’s share price ended Thursday at 560p. This is 21% below the price in November, and 29% down from the immediate pre-crash price on 21 February. It’s now trading at 19.7 times trailing earnings, and at a forward 12-month P/E of 18.2. With a prospective 3.2% dividend yield just for good measure, I’m happy to rate Sage a ‘buy’ today.FTSE 100 stocks Rightmove, Hargreaves Lansdown, Experian and Compass are the other four quality blue-chip businesses I believe have become very buyable. Like Sage, they all have pre-eminent positions in their markets.UK leadersRightmove has established itself as the place to go for anyone wanting to sell or let a UK property and, likewise, anyone wanting to buy or rent. Its shares having dropped 25% to 516p in this market crash. I think a forward P/E of 23.5 and modest dividend yield of 1.5% are great value for such a dominant business in its sector.Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number one ‘investment supermarket’ for private investors. After falling 29% to 1,211p, I see this as another high-quality FTSE 100 stock that’s become very attractively priced. The forward P/E is 20, and the prospective dividend yield is a tasty 4%.World leadersExperian, the world’s leading credit reference agency, and Compass, the world’s largest contract caterer, were trading at P/Es of near 30 and 25 respectively, when I wrote about them last summer. I felt both stocks were too richly valued to buy at that time.Experian’s shares have fallen 27% in this stock market crash. They now trade at a forward P/E of 23.5, with a prospective 2% dividend yield. That’s highly attractive, in my book.Compass’s shares have seen the biggest fall among these five high-quality FTSE 100 stocks. They’re down 36% at 1,241p. This global caterer has exposure to airports and schools, and thus to the impact of Covid-19. However, I think this is more than offset by a forward P/E of 13.6 and a 3.6% dividend yield. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. 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.center_img G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Compass Group, Experian, Hargreaves Lansdown, Rightmove, and Sage Group. 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. 5 FTSE 100 stocks I think have become unmissable buys G A Chester | Friday, 13th March, 2020 | More on: SGE Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

The FTSE 100 index: the best shares to buy now

first_img There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Image source: Getty Images 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 100 index is made up of the UK’s top blue-chip companies. I think some of the best shares to buy now can also be found in this flagship market. With that in mind, here are a section of FTSE 100 stocks that I would buy for my portfolio right now. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Best shares to buy nowWhenever I look for possible investments, I like to consider their past performance and future potential. While past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential, I think looking at a company’s past performance can tell us something about its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. One FTSE 100 index company that has an outstanding growth record is Admiral. One of the country’s largest car insurers, this business has been relentlessly focused on customer service since its founding. I think this has helped the organisation capture a significant share of the UK car insurance market. And as long as this focus on customer service continues, I reckon the business will continue to attract customers. Unfortunately, that won’t guarantee success. Insurance can be an unpredictable business. A large storm or pandemic can and has uprooted the financial plans of many insurance companies. Admiral will always face these threats. Nevertheless, I’m comfortable with the risk of investing here. That’s why I would buy the stock for my portfolio today. FTSE 100 index income I would also buy M&G. This wealth management group has struggled to attract investor attention over the past year. I think that could be an opportunity. The company’s brand is recognised the world over, which is a strong competitive advantage. It has also shown a willingness to return large amounts of cash to investors when times are good.Analysts believe the group could return as much as 17.4p per share in dividends this year. That suggests a dividend yield of nearly 9% on the current share price. This distribution is far from guaranteed, however, as it is only a prediction. The company faces plenty of risks to its growth as well. Challenges such as increasing costs and regulatory demands may hurt profit. That would limit M&G’s ability to meet these dividend targets. Defence contractorBAE Systems is another corporation in the FTSE 100 index I’d add to my portfolio today. I think this defence contractor offers certainty in uncertain times. The company signs multi-year defence contracts with countries around the world. These contracts guarantee a revenue stream for years and, as they are backed by countries, it’s unlikely the buyer will become bankrupt.That said, this business isn’t without its risk. Some investors may not want to be part of the defence industry. BAE is also at risk from potential lawsuits because it operates in quite a legally sensitive sector. There are also limits on who it can and can’t sell products to, which could hit growth in the long term. The company has managed to navigate these challenges in the past, but that does not mean that it will continue to do so as we advance.  Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Admiral Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 28th February, 2021 | More on: ADM BA MNG The FTSE 100 index: the best shares to buy now Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Ten cool things from the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens

first_img#TheyAreUs pic.twitter.com/qW25TiUvY8— All Blacks Sevens (@AllBlacks7s) April 5, 2019Fiji also made a presentation to the New Zealand side. It was, as you can imagine, the most wonderful carnage at the sevens Chabal’s singing goes down a stormYou may have read our story yesterday about Sebastien Chabal singing to the South Stand. But even if you had, it’s worth checking out this video that was played on the big screens all weekend. A special @ULdialogue Mark of Excellence Award is awarded here in Hong Kong, after a number of teams showed solidarity for New Zealand and the recent events that affected the country #EmpoweringTrust UL pic.twitter.com/a2hQAz2Pce— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) April 7, 2019The posts lit up!How about a bit of innovation? Check out the below. Very Cool. Innovative stuff from one of my best school mates @MikeyPress and his ‘Goal Light Tech’ business. Showcasing for the first time @OfficialHK7s this weekend. Posts light up green if successful / red if not. What you guys think? pic.twitter.com/dwfYZglA3A— Jamie Roberts (@Jamiehuwroberts) April 5, 2019Okay, the principle itself may not be super-futuristic, but sometimes the best ideas are simple. How do you quickly show fans on the other side of the stadium that a hard-to-track conversion or penalty has been successful? Light up the posts!Ireland and Brazil become core sidesFirst Brazil women won their qualifier final to become a core team on the Sevens World Series next season. Then Ireland men won their final to ensure their place on next season’s elite circuit.Proud: Ireland men won the qualifier final (Getty Images)Brazil women – who last played as a core team in the 2016-17 season – defeated Scotland in their final. Ireland men had to silence the home crowd as they bested Hong Kong in their finalAnd how about this for an aside – Irish try-scorer Greg O’Shea has some Hong Kong heritage, as his grandfather emigrated to Limerick from Hong Kong in the Fifties. We all know about the fancy dress and the power of the South Stand. We all know the event is a magnet for star names from rugby’s past and present. We all know that this is the jewel in the sevens crown. But the tournament itself always throws up some cracking stories.So with the 2019 instalment of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in the books, here are ten cool things from the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens (and yes, it would have been better had we cut this to seven cool things, but there was just so much going on!)Fiji win fifth Hong Kong title in a rowFiji and the Hong Kong Sevens go together like beer and burgers. The Fiji fans always go down a treat in Hong Kong and the players always bring their A-game. To win this famous tournament five years running is simply incredible.Related: Second tier Sevens World Series in the pipelineThe Islanders defeated France in the final showdown, eventually taking the tie 21-7. Aminiasi Tuimaba was named player of the final. It is their third series win in this vital season – the top four sides automatically qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Rivals show support for NZThe reasons for it are harrowing, but the ways rivals rallied to pay respects to New Zealand were cool.The New Zealand sevens team were the first sports side from New Zealand to play a competitive game since the atrocities in Christchurch in March that left 50 dead and 50 injured.To mark this, they wore white jerseys with black armbands.Touching display: New Zealand wore white with black armbands in honour of victims (Getty Images)After their opener, Australia marked the occasion by  forming a huddle with the Kiwi team.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Accommodation and meals are all provided by the organizers. @Beast_TM donated boots to the team already. I applaud the team for fundraising and thank all those who donated. I think @zimsevens is the best looking team because of it! https://t.co/ODZYCjfFg3— Kirsty Coventry (@KirstyCoventry) April 6, 2019Fair play to the big man.Tongans sing for Hong Kong native set for heart surgeryJonathan Mo, 23, had hopes of enjoying a career in rugby, but now faces life-threatening heart surgery. When the Tongan team heard this tale, they invited Mo to training – where they huddled round him, sang for him and then took a collective knee prayed for him.Not only that. They reserved a sevens ticket for Mo, where he joined the team on their bus to the stadium. Mo then spent the whole day with the Tongans, even walking with them during the traditional team parade.Packed out: The famous South Stand on Saturday (Getty Images)The South Stand went bonkers for QueenFiji got to hear a Queen tribute band play We Are the Champions after the final. But all weekend the South Stand were Freddie Mercury-bonkers. On Saturday, with the party in full swing, there was a truly intense rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, with the entire stand joining in and several beer cups being launched into the air.There were also a fair few Mercury costumes, with a pocket of the crowd wearing white vests that some estimate was numbering in the forties.USA maintain lead of men’s seriesThe Eagles men still sit atop the World Series after their third-place finish in Hong Kong. They are seven points ahead of Fiji in the rankings with three legs left to play. Dans 5 min #france7 donc on fait péter le clip de l’hymne porte bonheur #HKSevens pic.twitter.com/qFyuo7iwSi— Sébastien Chabal (@sebchabal) April 7, 2019Go on – sing along with Seabass!You can use less plasticThis year the Hong Kong Rugby Union introduced their Green Sevens initiative, with punters encouraged to use less plastic and grab one of the reusable pint cups on offer throughout the stadium. The scheme was heralded as a big success. It comes hot o0n the heels of other initiatives to reduce waste and make the sevens more sustainable.Related: Watch this mini documentary about Fiji’s fans in Hong KongThe Beast helped out Zimbabwe sevens Much has been made about the struggles of Zimbabwean rugby, and there were stories of crowd-funding efforts to help the African team raise money for logistics, food and, it turns out, footwear.According to the country’s Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry, Springboks icon Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira helped out with the cause. The men’s series now moves on to Singapore.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news.last_img read more

Britvic & PepsiCo drinks brands to raise funds for different outdoor spaces

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic and PepsiCo UK have launched ‘Transform Your Patch’, a multi-million pound campaign which will involve all their drinks brands generating funds for a range of projects by environmental regeneration charity Groundwork UK.The nine-month campaign runs form February to October 2012, and is designed to help transform outdoor spaces nationwide, “giving communities more access to outdoor sports, activities and fun”.The cross-brand, cross-channel campaign will bring together their portfolio of soft drinks brands for the first time. These are Robinsons, Pepsi, Tango, 7UP, Fruit Shoot, J2O, Drench, Lipton Ice Tea, Mountain Dew, R Whites and Britvic. Every purchase of one of these drinks will generate a donation equal to the cost of transforming 1cm² of land.Some of the drinks packs will feature an actual 1cm² patch to represent the 1cm² of land that will be transformed, alongside the ‘Transform Your Patch’ logo.Each brand has been carefully matched to four different types of transformation project, designed to appeal to the interests of the different brand’s core consumers:· 5-a-side football pitches (Pepsi)· Playgrounds (Robinsons and Fruit Shoot)· Communal parks and picnic areas (J2O, 7Up, Lipton, R Whites and Juicy Drench)· Skateparks (Mountain Dew and Tango)Britvic and Groundwork UK have identified around 165 projects of various sizes to be transformed. These will be “distributed evenly across the 11 regions of Great Britain” to ensure as many people and parts of the country benefit.Simon Litherland, GB Managing Director of Britvic Soft Drinks commented: “‘Transform Your Patch’ can be truly transformational for Britvic this year. From skateparks to picnic areas, not only will it help transform the visibility and credibility of our brands in a highly competitive market, but more importantly ‘Transform Your Patch’ will bring people together, fuelling social change and helping local communities create a lasting legacy they own. This is what makes this a truly inspiring programme that we feel proud to be part of.”Consumers will also have an opportunity to vote for a particular project to receive additional funding.www.groundwork.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 22 January 2012 | 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. Britvic & PepsiCo drinks brands to raise funds for different outdoor spaceslast_img read more

Charities need to think more like digital start-up companies

first_img Howard Lake | 18 July 2014 | 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. Charities need to think more like digital start-up companies Tagged with: corporate Management National Fundraising Convention  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Charities are going to need to think more like start-up companies – coming up with lots of ideas to test – if they are to keep up with the speed of advances in digital technology.Presenting a session on digital fundraising at the Institute of Fundraising national convention last week, Dan Martin, from digital agency WPN Chameleon, said charities did not have the resources to be on every digital platform.“There is absolutely tonnes of stuff out there – so many platforms from social media to smart TVs – that we can’t catch up because it is going to fast and we should not even try – it is a losing battle,” he said. “More important is to deliver a great experience by sticking to the established platforms.”Charities ought to match their digital media to their strengths in providing content – for example, if a charity has a lot of images, then Pinterest is a platform it should consider.[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]’We can’t catch up because it is going to fast and we should not even try'[/quote]The key to keeping up with advances in digital technology was to think more like a start-up company, which develops and brings to market a lot of new ideas knowing that only a few will succeed. Martin said that charities were currently “generally less sophisticated” than early adopters, such as retailers, of new digital ideas.“So thinking like an organisation such as Google in the future will be important for digital fundraisers. That means generating and taking to market ideas that are not yet perfect – sticking stuff out there to see if gets the take up.“You’ll need to plan to fail with some of these, but as Mark Zuckerberg [founder of Facebook] said, it’s better to be done than perfect.” Photo: start button by Naypong on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

Record Yields Will Reduce Farm Income

first_imgBob NeilsenExtension agronomist Dr. Bob Nielsen says it is likely that corn yields will increase over the next few weeks, “It is a good-looking crop – good potential – but it needs to finish strong to realize that potential.” He added, if the weather does not produce any extreme stresses on the crop, yields will increase between now and harvest.  Despite the cool weather, the crop is about on track for a normal harvest beginning in mid-September. Home Indiana Agriculture News Record Yields Will Reduce Farm Income SHARE Dr. Chris HurtWhile yields are good, the lower prices that will result will mean financial stress for most farming operations. At the annual crop report analysis program at the State Fair, Purdue Ag Economist Chris Hurt says profit margins will be squeezed this year, “The revenues will be down sharply this year; crop farmers’ incomes could fall 25-30 percent.”  Hurt predicts that corn and soybean prices will continue to move lower as we approach harvest, “This report will not give us new lows; but, if the September and October reports show an increase in corn yields, we could see new low prices.”  Hurt said if the National average yield tops 170 bpa, corn prices could dip as low as $3.20 a bushel. Indiana is forecast to set a new record high corn yield at 179 bpa with an estimated state production of 1.05 billion bushels, the second year in a row the Hoosier state has produced over a billion bushels of corn.  Hoosier soybean yields are forecast to equal last year’s level at 51 bpa which will equal 279 million bushels of production. Winter wheat yield is estimated at 73 bushels per acre, even with last year’s record high. Winter wheat production is forecast at 26.3 million bushels. Facebook Twitter Purdue Crop Report ProgramIn Tuesday’s USDA report, corn production is forecast at 14.0 billion bushels. Yields are expected to average 167.4 bushels per acre, up 8.6 bushels from 2013. Soybean production is forecast at a record 3.82 billion bushels, up 16 percent from last year with yields expected to average a record high 45.4 bushels per acre. Indiana corn yields are forecast to be above the national average. Record Yields Will Reduce Farm Incomecenter_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 12, 2014 Record Yields Will Reduce Farm Income SHARE Previous articleUSDA Says Corn Production Up 1%, Soybeans Up 16% from 2013Next articleCrop Report Should End Food VS. Fuel Debate Gary Truitt Shaun CasteelPurdue soybean specialist Shaun Casteel said soybeans had a “rough start” with problems involving stand establishment and herbicide injury and cool weather that delayed its development. But he noted that the crop progressed to the point where it, too, is now ahead of the five-year average in development. “As we look to finish this crop, August and September makes the difference,” he said. “There are lots of opportunities in the next 30 – 45 days to finish off this crop.”last_img read more

Counselling service “bursting at the seams”

first_imgEmail Print Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest STUDENT counselling services in Limerick colleges are “bursting at the seams” according to the head of counselling at the University of Limerick.In line with a national increase in students seeking counselling, the number of UL students attending the service rose from 500 in 2006 to 830 in the 2012-2013 academic year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Declan Aherne told Limerick Post: “We have seen a steady increase in the last five years, which is exactly the same as what’s happening all over the country. The demand for mental health services in general is growing.“Our services are bursting at the seams with waiting lists of up to three weeks or more. About eight to ten weeks into the term you’ll have a two to three-week waiting list and then you have to prioritise. At-risk cases will be seen immediately but others will be put on the waiting list. We have come up with some creative ways of dealing with that such as self-help techniques, online resources or group sessions.”Dr Aherne said that the increase could be attributed to the changing profile of university students, and the growing pressure on already stretched mental health services.“The university now has a far more complex profile of students. Whereas before it was mainly kids coming straight from school, now we’ve got access students and mature students and international students,” he explained.“The main thing that students come to see us about is low mood – feeling down in the dumps. A lot of people think that most of the problems are due to college but that’s really only a minor issue. A lot of students are coming from very difficult backgrounds where they might have experienced trauma and that’s the main issue.”The majority of students did not cite financial pressures as their main worry.However, Dr Aherne believes that the current economic climate is in part indirectly responsible for the increase as “there is less in the resource tank now to support the more vulnerable people”.Alongside Dr Aherne, the UL student counselling service is manned by the equivalent of two full-time staff.They are also assisted by a number of interns and trainee and assistant psychologists who are supervised by qualified staff and attend to low-risk students.A recent report from the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors (IAUCC) recently revealed that the number of students seeking help is up 33 per cent nationally, while staffing levels in college counselling services have fallen by over 25 per cent. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleProfile – actor Liam O’BrienNext articleUL medical school shortlisted for Stirling Prize John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsCounselling service “bursting at the seams”By John Keogh – July 25, 2013 1174 TAGSCounselllingMental HealthMusic LimerickUL Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health WhatsApplast_img read more

Movement Of Lawyers, Their Staff During Lockdown- “They May Apply For Passes Through Bar Associations”: State Tells MP High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMovement Of Lawyers, Their Staff During Lockdown- “They May Apply For Passes Through Bar Associations”: State Tells MP High Court Sparsh Upadhyay3 May 2021 11:52 PMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday (May 3) disposed of a plea seeking permission regarding the movement of the junior/associate advocates and regularly employed clerks with the advocate’s offices during COVID-19 Lockdown.The Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan ordered so noting the Government’s submission that concerned advocates, their associate advocates, and clerks may apply either online or offline, for necessary passes on the specified routes for visiting their office, through the Bar AssociationThe plea before the CourtPetitioner on Sunil Gupta, an elected member of the State Bar Council, Madhya Pradesh filed a writ petition praying for a direction to the respondents-authorities for modifying the orders issued under Section 144 of the Cr.P.C. for exempting and permitting the mobility and movement of the junior/associate advocates and regularly employed clerks with the advocate’s offices without any obstructions within the district limits of at least three districts of the State of Madhya Pradesh viz. Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior.The counsel for the petitioner submitted that the members of the Bar especially at Bhopal and Benches at Jabalpur, Indore, and Gwalior were facing difficulty because the State Government had imposed lockdown/Corona curfew in the State till May 17.It was argued that even if the Courts are functioning by virtual mode, the advocates have to attend their office and their juniors and clerks have also to come to assist them. Further, it was stated that since the restriction had been placed on the movement of citizens everywhere, the Government authorities may be required to issue necessary passes for the advocates, their colleagues/juniors, and advocate clerks to attend their office.State Government’s submissionsThe Government Advocate appearing for the State submitted that the concerned advocates, their associate advocates, and clerks may apply either online or offline, for necessary passes, through their Bar Associations, and thereafter, the concerned District Magistrate shall look into their grievances and do the needful.Court’s orderHaving regard to the statement made by Government Advocate, the Court disposed of the plea with liberty to the advocate(s) concerned to apply to the District Magistrates of Jabalpur, Indore, and Gwalior, through the respective Bar Associations, for passes of the advocates, their juniors and advocate’s clerks to enable them to attend their offices during the ongoing lockdown/Corona curfew, for the specified routes, from their residence to office and vice versa, who shall do the needful in that regard as warranted in law. The writ petition was disposed of accordingly.Case title – Sunil Gupta vs. State of M.P. & others [W.P. No. 9185/2021]Click here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsMovement of Lawyers #Lockdown MP High Court Madhya Pradesh High Court Pass for advocates Next Storylast_img read more