Enlabs names Jelena Nisa as new finance chief

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Enlabs now owns 95.8% of Global and will bring in arbitrator Anders Norman in an attempt to acquire the remaining 4.2% of shares. “The new appointment is a logical continuation of Jelena’s professional career; she brings high financial competence, strong analytical and organisational skills and exceptional attention to detail,” Enlabs’ chief executive George Ustinov said. 8th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Prior to joining Enlabs, Nisa was chief financial officer of textiles business MDT-tex.com from May 2011 to August 2014, while she also spent six years with accountancy and advisory business Leinonen Group. Baltic-facing operator Enlabs has appointed Jelena Nisa as its new chief financial officer. Nisa has been with Enlabs since 2016, serving as group head of accounting and overseeing the operator’s accounting and reporting functions. Enlabs names Jelena Nisa as new finance chief People moves Enlabs initially acquired a majority stake in Global in August, after becoming its largest shareholder in June. This triggered a requirement for Enlabs to make a bid for the remainder of Global Gaming. The new appointment comes after Enlabs last week completed its acquisition of Global Gaming, with the latter to delist its shares from the Nasdaq First North Growth Market as a result Topics: Finance People Strategy People moves Management “I welcome Jelena to the senior management team and look forward to achieving new heights.” Tags: Enlabs Jelena Nisa Regions: Baltics Email Addresslast_img read more

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgBotswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.last_img read more

Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

This bargain FTSE stock is up nearly 50% today! Would Warren Buffett buy it?

first_img Image source: The Motley Fool “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 | More on: CCL CINE Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival. 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. This bargain FTSE stock is up nearly 50% today! Would Warren Buffett buy it? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The stock market crash has thrown up some incredible buying opportunities. You can find a bargain FTSE stock almost everywhere you look. The world’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett, built his wealth by taking advantage of buying opportunities like this one, but he doesn’t buy stuff just because it looks cheap.Today, the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price is up an incredible 46%, as investor sentiment surges on signs the European outbreak may be slowing, encouraging people to take a punt on riskier stocks. The Cineworld share price isn’t the only dramatic climber, FTSE 100-listed cruise operator Carnival (LSE: CCL) is up 26%.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…As the stock market crash turns into a potential recovery, would Warren Buffett open his wallet for these two?Cineworld share price is so cheapIt’s been a good week for the FTSE 100, which has risen sharply for two consecutive days to over 5,700 at time of writing, up 15% since dipping below 5,000 on 23 March.In the short run, the index could go anywhere from here. It could fall 1,000 points, or rise 1,000 points, nobody knows. I don’t, you don’t, and neither does Warren Buffett, who believes timing the market is both futile and dangerous. “I never have an opinion about the market because it wouldn’t be any good and it might interfere with the opinions we have that are good,” the Sage of Omaha has said.Bargain FTSE stock fails the Warren Buffett testInvestors seem to be rushing to get a piece of the Cineworld share price and Carnival share price today because they think Covid-19 is on the run, and shares hit hardest in the stock market crash are likely to rebound fastest.FTSE 250-listed Cineworld has crashed as social distancing regulations killed off the cinema visit. It is trading 86% lower than this time last year, with a crazy low valuation of just 1.78 times earnings. That’s a bargain FTSE stock by conventional metrics, but a different matter in today’s unprecedented situation.Cineworld’s problems pre-date the crisis, as it is loaded with $4bn of net debt, following last year’s highly leveraged acquisition of Regal Entertainment, and faces stiff competition from streaming services such as an Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and next up, Disney. Warren Buffett likes a company with a competitive moat, but Cineworld has serious challengers.Carnival share price scares meCarnival also worries me, because frankly who would want to book a cruise right now? I don’t even want to go to the supermarket. Especially since further coronavirus outbreaks are likely. Carnival stock stock is down 81% measured over a year, and trades at just 2.02 times earnings.The group has raised nearly $6bn in net debt to see it through the stock market crash. But we don’t know how long the current troubles will last. Warren Buffett loves it when a “great company gets into temporary trouble”, but Cineworld’s and Carnival’s troubles seem far from temporary to me. 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. 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.last_img read more

Alex Goode – Saracens and England Saxons

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Goode’s sights are set on a World Cup place and he hopes some assured performances in the Heineken Cup will stand him in good stead. “It’s the superior competition in Europe and a chance to really put yourself out there. These are the big games the selectors really look at and you need to put down a marker. I know I can play well in big pressure matches, because the Premiership final and the Churchill Cup final were two of my best performances last year.“If you play well against Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be involved in the England set-up. If I’m not involved in the autumn Internationals I just need to make sure I’m showing consistency as a No 10. I think that’s what the England management want to see from a young guy like me.” Saracens met French opposition in last season’s Amlin Challenge Cup and spent their pre-season tour in Biarritz, so Goode is certain they can cope with their two French adversaries. “I watched Clermont against Racing on ESPN and they’re very powerful teams, but we’re not a bad team either!” he says. “The French sides haven’t adapted much to the new interpretations of the laws and there is still a lot of kicking. They’re not playing at the quicker tempo we have seen in the Premiership.”Goode has excelled for England Saxons but hasn’t made the step up to the Elite Player Squad yet and, with the World Cup less than a year away, time is running short. Added to which, Saracens coach Brendan Venter has promised Goode at least a dozen starts in the No 10 shirt this season, so the 22-year-old is adapting to a new role after playing most of his professional rugby at full-back, while trying to impress Martin Johnson. But Goode is not only a talented player, he’s also confident, intelligent, level-headed and ready for the challenge.“There’s quite a lot of pressure on me, so people keep telling me! I know it’s going to be a tough transition (to fly-half). It’s not a position you can just step into. You have to worry about the whole team and getting the best out of everyone going forward. You need to have a thicker skin playing there. You’re going to make mistakes because you can’t possibly make 100% correct decisions in any game. But I’m putting a lot of time into my game and the key for me is to listen to the people I trust, whether I’m playing well or badly.” TAGS: Saracens Alex Goode at SaracensALEX GOODE admits he didn’t have much luck in the casinos when he holidayed in Las Vegas this year, but Saracens’ gamble of taking club rugby to Wembley Stadium for the first time last season paid off as they managed to win all four matches in front of crowds of 40,000-plus. Saracens will make what they hope is a happy return to Wembley on 16 October, when they entertain Leinster in the Heineken Cup, and Goode can’t wait. “Playing at Wembley for a young English kid is a dream come true,” says the England Saxons star. “Twickenham is my number one but Wembley comes close. It’s wonderful. They left no stone unturned when they built it – it’s a highly professional set-up. It’s a very special place and in the first 20 minutes the opposition chuck the kitchen sink at you because they’re so motivated too. But we’ve won there four times so it’s somewhere we like to play!”Saracens beat Northampton, Worcester and Harlequins there, but the match which Goode says “will stick with me for the rest of my life” was their 24-23 defeat of South Africa in November. Not only was it an historic win, but Saracens fan Stuart Tinner wrote his own headlines when he won £250,000 during half-time by successfully hitting the crossbar with a punt kick. Goode laughs: “I hadn’t played the first half so I was more relaxed than a lot of the players and I was aware of what had happened and had a joke about it.“It was quite a fairytale because we were losing at half-time and then the crowd went up a notch after the guy won the money. We started the second half well, scored and scored again and went on to win. A lot of people were won over to us after that.”Before the Leinster clash, Saracens have to cross the Channel to meet French champions Clermont Auvergne on 9 October. It will be Sarries’ first Heineken Cup match since the 2007-08 season and as Goode didn’t make his first-team debut until May 2008 it’s set to be his first taste of the competition. With Parisians Racing Métro in their pool too, Saracens are up against it, but Goode isn’t fazed.“The initial reaction to the draw was, ‘Brilliant, we’ve got a group of death here’. But the old cliché is right – to be the best you have to beat the best. Leinster have set a precedent in the last few years with how good they’ve been and Clermont are an extremely talented side. But why not play the best and enjoy it? I’ve never been in awe of any player I’ve played against but I’ve massive respect for Brian O’Driscoll and if I can stand toe to toe with him and not look out of place I’ll be delighted.”last_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleKilsheimer speaks out on new business ventureNext articleOrange County Clerk makes it easier to get a passport Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 APD Arrest Report ~ April 11 – April 17The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending April 17th:Calls For Service           1234Traffic Citations                53Crash Reports                    22The Apopka Police Department reported 19 arrests for the week ending April 17th.  1 juvenile was arrested.Arrested and charged were  12 adults from Apopka, 1 adult from Winter Garden, 1 adult from Longwood, 3 adults from Orlando, 1 adult from Ocoee, and 1 juvenile from Apopka.All of the arrests are listed here:FOURNIER, JAMES (32) of ORLANDO – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionLYON, ANDREW MICHAEL (23) of WINTER GARDEN – Carrying concealed weapon unlicencedWILLIAMS, MICHAEL J (45) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Weapon OffenseVEGA, VINCENT PAUL (54) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including DUINEWSOME, SHAWN EARL (40) of ORLANDO – Out of County WarrantBARNES, CANDACE MARIE (30) of LONGWOOD – BatteryWRIGHT, EDDIE LEE (66) of APOPKA DUIMATHEWS, ALPHONSA RANDOLPH (50) of ORLANDO – Multiple charges including Vehicle Theft & BurglaryGOMEZ, CIERRA D (18) of APOPKA – Burglary with Assault or BatteryJUSINO, JUSTIN KYLE (21) of APOPKA – Burglary with Assault or BatteryCANCELO, JEREMY LORENZO (29) of APOPKA – BatteryWORKMAN, GEORGE BENJAMIN (41) of APOPKA – Mutliple charges including Criminal MischiefVAZQUEZ, JEAN PIERRE (20) of APOPKA – Marijuana PossessionTURNER, DEBERAH LYNN (67) of APOPKA – Aggravated BatteryVEGA, DAVIN (50) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Criminal MischiefVELASQUEZPEREZ, EDILSON ABIMAEL (28) of Ocoee – Multiple charges including DUI and Hit and RunVAZQUEZ, DIANE (36) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Burglary with Assault or BatteryBELLEVUE, MICHEL DOMINIQUE (44) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Aggravated BatteryJUVENILE (17) of APOPKA – Marijuana PossessionArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Graham brings passionate authenticity to her run for governor

first_img TAGSArbor BendGwen GrahamHabitat for HumanityJuniper Bendsouth apopka Previous article$20,000 available to teachers looking for innovative ways to educate studentsNext article5 ways to celebrate National EMS Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceGwen Graham sits awkwardly on the cement floor of an unfinished house in South Apopka. Habitat for Humanity has a custom that volunteers sign some part of the house they work on, and Graham wants to nail it, so instead of just signing her name, she writes a message. Despite running out of ink with two sharpies, she finishes the job with a contractor’s pencil. “May your new home bring you much joy and peace and good health and happiness.”–GwenNever mind that there were reporters and cameras present to watch Graham struggle with the pens or the optics of sitting on a bare living room slab or even that carpet will eventually cover her well-crafted words. This was about message and substance over visuals and perception.“May your new home bring you much joy and peace and good health and happiness.”–GwenA creed the Graham campaign seems to live by.In a word, Graham is real. That may seem like a strange way to begin a feature on a candidate running for the Governor of Florida, but it describes her well. And in a time in politics when candidates take polls to decide which color tie to wear, real is unusual.Real is unreal.Graham spent the day in South Apopka Friday volunteering at the Arbor Bend housing development, which is a 34-home community built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando. It is combined with Juniper Bend, a 24-home community across the street from Arbor to bring affordable housing to South Apopka, which is critical to this struggling neighborhood. Throughout Florida, affordable housing is a concern, and it is the primary reason Graham chose the Habitat project.“If more of the politicians in Tallahassee spent a day working to construct affordable housing, they’d see just how much more we could accomplish working together on progressive solutions to help Florida families,” Graham said in a news release after the event. “They’d quit stealing from the trust fund and invest in Florida. The affordable housing trust funds belong to the people of Florida who fund it with their tax dollars. As governor, I will respect every dollar the state spends and use them to support families, not special interests. I will veto any raids of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund and work with the legislature to invest in affordable housing for Florida families.”Graham, despite running in a heated contest for the Democratic Party’s Gubernatorial nomination against three other opponents, takes time away from a traditional campaign schedule to work or volunteer at ordinary jobs for businesses or non-profits in Florida. She calls them “workdays”. This was her 56th since serving a two-year term in Congress which ended in 2016. “You learn so much on these workdays,” Graham said. “But when I made the decision to run for office, I was advised not to do them because they were so closely associated with my father.”Her father is former Florida Governor and US Senator Bob Graham, an iconic figure in Florida and perhaps the most successful and popular politician in the state’s history. Graham totaled 408 workdays during his campaigns and time in office, and never lost an election. “I watched my father and I recognize through his public service and his doing workdays not only about the specific job… like caulking skills, installing hurricane protectors strips, those kinds of things, I’ve gotten really good with the nail gun… that you gain an even better understanding of how to work together to make the decisions that are positive for people’s lives.” *****Although it’s not her house and I’m a reporter, Graham treats me like a guest in her home upon my arrival. Despite my protests as an ethical and objective journalist, she gives me a hug and invites me inside.“I’m a hugger,” she said assumptively.“So tell me about yourself,” Graham said to begin the conversation… once again breaking the norms of an interview, but after settling into a more traditional reporter-candidate relationship, I found Graham to be plain spoken, but substantive. Laid back, but thorough. Warm, but focused on the issues. Passionate, but pragmatic about solutions.“As governor, you’re in a position to make decisions that are going to be positive in people’s lives, and that’s why I’m running,” she said. “As governor I can be working every day, waking up and figuring out how we solve the issue of affordable housing… how do we make sure we’re supporting our schools? How do we make sure we’re protecting our environment? How do we get the infrastructure support and resources to improve it across the state of Florida? How do we have an economy where you can work one job and have enough income to not have to get a second job? I’m running because we’ve got to get our state government back focused not on the special interests, but on the people of Florida.”On Graham’s campaign website, she lists economy, education, environment, and healthcare as her priorities. But in this interview, education was a recurring theme throughout Graham’s responses, and her focus is on Florida’s teachers and students. “Public education is a passion of mine,” she said. “I was honored to be able to work in our public schools for many many years. I understand how hard our teachers are working, and they’re doing it because they love our kids and want to make a positive difference in their lives. But they’re being asked to do so much more, and under so much more pressure and with so few resources. We’ve got to end this teaching to the test culture that’s taken over our schools where teachers who just want to teach are being forced to teach to these tests that are not providing them with the information that they need to have for their kid’s education. Our education system has become an industry in Tallahassee where people are making money for the testing cultures and the for-profit charter schools. When I’m governor, I’m going to get the focus back on how to make a positive difference in people’s lives and education is number one.According to a study published in USA Today on May 16th that compares the education budgets of all 50 states, Florida is 42nd in teacher salaries ($48,134), 40th in per pupil expenditures ($9,737 per student), and 42nd in graduation rates (77.9%). Graham has vowed to change those numbers, but where will she find the money to accomplish this? “Remember the promise of lottery dollars? That lottery dollars were going to be added to education? I call it the lottery shell game. We are going to start doing what the people of Florida want us to do, as in fully funding education, adding money to our public education system through the lottery dollars.”***** Despite her casual approach, Graham is a competitor. In 2014, during what could be described as a wave election for Republicans, and in a section of Florida that can also be described as a reliably Republican region, Graham was one of only two Democrats in the nation to defeat a Republican incumbent. Graham defeated self-proclaimed Tea Party candidate Steve Southerland with 51% of the vote in the Florida 2nd District that Southerland won in 2012 with 53% of the vote.How did she do it? Graham says it was people skills, interpersonal relationships, and honesty. “I’m a people person. You’ve probably determined that already. This is how I am. This is who and what I am. I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. I’m passionate about building those connections and those friendships and relationships, and people know that. I am a person of my word, and I’m a person that does what I say I’m going to do.”There is no candidate in history that does not include honesty, and ‘doing what they say they are going to do’ as part of their core beliefs. But with Graham, there is an authenticity to those words that makes her believable.“One of the disappointments I face, even though it makes me feel good, but it’s a disappointment that you have people say, ‘you know you actually do what you say you’re going to do.’ People are surprised by that because they have candidates who run for office and they say all these things and then they don’t actually do what they say when they get to the office. You’re never going to get that with me. My word is what I’m committed to doing for the people of Florida and so when I campaigned in 2014 in a very conservative North Florida Republican congressional seat, people knew that about me. They could sense that. They could feel that and when I served in Congress I did what I said I was going to do. So that has been a wonderful opportunity for people to have trust again and people running for office to have the ability to rebuild what I think has been lost. There’s a lot of cynicism for our public officials today and I am disappointed in that because when you’re running for office and serving in office you’re there to serve the people that gave you the right to be there. You’re working hard every day for their benefit.”While in Congress, Graham was ranked as the ninth most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress (and the second most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida) in the Bipartisan Index created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy.She was seen as a consensus-building, bi-partisan, moderate, which is a valuable reputation to have if you are negotiating policy, pursuing practical legislation, or governing. But in the political climate of 2018, coming off the heels of one of the most contentious election cycles in American history, is consensus-building, bi-partisan moderation going to be a winner on the campaign trail?It is Graham’s contention that voters have had enough of negative, combative, and insulting political campaigns. “Our politics have become too divisive,” she said. “Far too negative. Far too ideologically driven and that’s hurting the people of Florida. It’s hurting the state in general.Graham relishes the thought of working with a range of opinions to forward ideas and is in strong support of a tactic whose time seems to have come and gone – compromise. “One of the things I love doing is working with people who disagree with me. Because one of the things you have to do in order to get policies implemented and not just fighting about it is to get as much buy-in as possible. Get people around the table who come with many points of view and figure out how to walk out of that room with the best solution. Compromise is a good word. It’s something that we need to bring back and fight for finding those solutions that through compromise are going to help the people of Florida.”*****Midway through the discussion, Catherine Steck McManus, the president, and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando walks into the house. Graham seeks her out and hugs her. “This is the other great part of the workdays,” Graham says. Meeting peopled like Catherine. She and I have been talking some about not only the challenges of affordable housing but so much that’s going on that’s making life challenging for the people of Florida. She’s someone that I’ll go back to when I’m governor to have a better understanding of affordable housing.”McManus was also pleased to see Graham and surprised at the time commitment she took at the Habitat project.“It’s not every day that you have a candidate for governor ask to help on a construction project,” McManus said in a statement after the event. “We’re not just building houses — we’re building homes. A Florida family who may be living in substandard housing today will soon call this community home. The stability they’ll receive from a new home will help them gain greater work opportunities, help their children in school, and help their entire family succeed. Gwen is seeing those benefits firsthand today — and we hope she’ll use the lessons learned with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to help families across our state.”Graham seems to be implementing those lessons even while still on the site. “Who can live on $8.25 an hour? Graham asks rhetorically. “We need to raise the minimum wage so people can actually make a paycheck that allows them to make ends meet. Almost 50% of working Floridians are one paycheck away from financial distress. We should all want someone to be able to get the healthcare they need, pay their bills, not to worry ‘should I pay my rent or pay for my food?’ I was talking to Catherine earlier. She works with people who are applying to get into these homes and she said that some of them can’t pay the combined costs of utility bills, food, and rent… so they’re making choices, and having to figure out which to pay. Think of the stress in your life if you have to determine how, with this paycheck, you are going to keep the lights on, feed your kids, and pay for your medicine? We can do better. We have to do better for people.”*****Near the conclusion of our discussion, I told Graham I only had a couple more questions, and then she could get back to her nail gun.“You can ask me as many questions as you like, I’m just going to drink a little water,” she said, picking up a bottle from the floor. “I’m not sure if this is mine, but it’s good.”Graham’s Press Secretary Bettina Weiss asked if she wanted her to get a new bottle for Graham.“No, this is good. I don’t care.”Even with a bottle of water, it’s substance over optics. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Charity gets help online from darkest Peru

Paddington Bear has just launched his marmalade-covered Web site.Paddington Bear has just launched his marmalade-covered Web site. In the process he is helping medical research charity Action Research raise funds. Read UK Fundraising’s report.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 January 1999 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity gets help online from darkest Peru 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. read more

“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider…

first_imgLimerickNews“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider launch date of CervicalCheck TribunalBy David Raleigh – October 22, 2020 214 Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Posting a series of messages on Twitter, Ms Phelan said she was “very angry” at how the proposed tribunal of inquiry was being handled before it had even started.Yesterday Minister Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet proposing to open the tribunal next Tuesday, which is to investigate negligence in the State’s cancer screening programme.However, Ms Phelan, a member of the 221plus campaign group, which formed following the cancer smear test scandal, claimed the women affected by the scandal and their families “who this Tribunal is aimed at, were not afforded an opportunity to respond to the Minister’s decision to formally establish the Tribunal BEFORE it was announced”.“As we have become used to, those most affected are often the last to know,” Ms Phelan tweeted.“We met the Minister and officials from (Department of Health) on a Zoom meeting just 6 weeks ago. We set out several aspects of the proposed Tribunal that were causing us, and our members, serious concern, the Minister’s response yesterday is a flat rejection of ALL of our concerns,” she said.“We asked for a non-adversarial route to be found for the Tribunal, one NOT obliging women to fight the labs given recent rulings. The (High Court) in the (Patricia) Carrick case reaffirmed the view taken by the (Supreme Court) in (Ruth) Morrissey, that it was NOT necessary for women to sue the labs…”“Women could instead rely on the non-delegable duty owed to them by the HSE, who were found primarily responsible for the cervical screening programme in the Morrissey case. The HSE could then rely on their contractual and legal indemnities against the lab.”“BUT The Minister rejected these arguments and set out in his letter how the laboratories MUST be involved in proceedings if taken before the Tribunal. This will NOT be acceptable to many of our members,” Ms Phelan said.The Limerick mother who was given a terminal diagnosis after she was given a false negative smear test result, added: “We asked that applicants to the Tribunal who receive an award be allowed to return to the Tribunal should they suffer a recurrence of their cancer, in the same way that the State allowed applicants before the Hep-C Tribunal to return where their health deteriorates.”“Such a right to return to the Tribunal would be an advantage over the High Court procedures where, of course, no such right exists. The Minister’s letter did not even address this hugely important issue,” she said.“Another issue that the Minister did not address is that of the Statute of Limitations. We explained to the Minister that some of our members have received legal advice that they may now be statute-barred because they relied on the Government’s promise of a ‘non-adversarial’ Tribunal and did not issue (High Court) proceedings.““These members may now, through no fault of their own, be statute-barred because of delays by Government of more than two years in establishing this Tribunal. The Minister did not address this issue,” she added.“We had been given to believe that it was the needs of the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck debacle and NOT those of the @HSELive and the labs that were to come first in the Government’s response to the terrible wrongs visited upon our members.”Ms Phelan further argued that “on the basis of all of the above, we would ask the Minister to reconsider any move to launch the CervicalCheck Tribunal next week”.“Instead, we would plead with him to redouble efforts to sit down again with members of the @221plus, to identify an alternative solution of redress which is what our members have asked for, and what they deserve.” Facebook Previous articleShop LOCAL | Shop LIMERICKNext articleWhat Do Level 5 Restrictions Mean For Football? David Raleigh Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LIMERICK CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has accused the Minister for Health of ignoring her and her fellow cancer campaigners concerns over the proposed CervicalCheck Tribunal, which is due to start October 27th. “Otherwise, we will be recommending that @221plus members NOT participate in this Tribunal should it go ahead in its current format next week.“ Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Vicky PhelanPhoto: Oisin McHugh True Media Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Derry PSNI seek taxi driver who picked up missing person

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police in Derry searching for a missing man are keen to speak to a taxi driver who was flagged down by the man outside Altnagelvin Hospital this afternoon at around 2pm.Its believed the man was wearing dark bottoms, a blue top with light blue on the shoulders, white stripes on the sleeve and bearing Sion Mills Cricket Club logo and he also had a cut on his lip.Police say they are keen to locate him.Anyone with any information is asked to contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – August 21, 2019 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleUK Prime Minister must engage realistically with EU – Mc EnteeNext articleDonegal ISPCA seeking owners of rescued rabbits News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Derry PSNI seek taxi driver who picked up missing person Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more