Presco Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgPresco Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Presco Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc ( HY2020 Presentation

first_imgDangote Cement Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think these UK shares could deliver big gains in 2021

first_img Enter Your Email Address I think these UK shares could deliver big gains in 2021 In recent years, interest in UK shares has been very low. Due to Brexit uncertainty, big institutional investors have avoided the UK market and this has kept share prices depressed.But things appear to be changing. Now that Brexit’s done, money is flowing back into the UK stock market. This is illustrated by the fact that the FTSE 100, the UK’s main stock market index, rose more than 6% last week.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…Here, I’m going to highlight two UK shares I believe have the potential to deliver strong gains in 2021 as sentiment towards the UK market continues to improve. These two stocks have underperformed in recent years but now look to have their mojo back.UK shares: this stock has the potential to rise The first UK stock I’m bullish on is Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL). It operates the UK’s largest investment platform. I think it should benefit from an increased interest in investing and trading. It should also benefit from higher stock prices as a large chunk of its fees are generated from assets under management.Hargreaves Lansdown’s business held up really well last year. In October, for example, the company reported revenue growth of 12% for the three months ended 30 September. Meanwhile, a few months earlier, in its August full-year results, the group increased its dividend significantly and declared a special dividend. This robust performance hasn’t been reflected in the share price however. Currently, the stock is still well below where it was at the start of 2020.Hargreaves Lansdown isn’t the cheapest stock around. Currently, it sports a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 30. But I don’t see that valuation as a deal-breaker. This is a high-quality company with a lot of growth potential in 2021 and beyond. I’d snap up the stock today.Demand for this company’s offering is highOperating in a similar field is St. James’s Place (LSE: STJ). It’s the largest wealth management advice group in the UK. I expect this company, and its stock, to do well in 2021 for two reasons.Firstly, the financial environment is extremely complex today. This means demand for trusted financial advice is high. Secondly, like Hargreaves, it should benefit from higher UK and global share prices as it earns fees from assets under management.STJ’s most recent trading update, for the three months to the end of September, was very encouraging. Funds under management closed the period at a record £119bn, up 5% on the figure a year earlier. Meanwhile, year-to-date funds retention rate was a high 96.4%. This performance highlights the strength and resilience of the business.This stock has had a good run since March. The share price is back to where it was pre-Covid-19. I expect it to keep climbing in 2021 however. The forward-looking P/E ratio of 24, while not a bargain, isn’t overly excessive, in my opinion. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown and St. James’s Place. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: HL STJ 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Fort Worth, Quincy: Conciliation meeting outcome announced

first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (12) Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 March 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm God willing, this is the start of conservative bishops recognizing that they are part of the Church and not above it. March 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm Why is the file under seal? What was the amount of the costs that the Respondents will “help” defray? How much did TEC and its dioceses spend on this? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Zachary Brooks says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm Hear ye: Go forth and sin no more! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Mar 8, 2013 June 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm Zachary, The conservative bishops always wanted to be part of the church. They never thought they were above it. That sort of attitude belongs to TEC leaders whose actions make it clear that they think they are above it. Why else would this accord be entered into evidence in the Quincy trial if the result was supposed to be “confidential”? Simple- to pursue their litigation against other conservative bishops. At least we now know what TEC leaders truly think. See for another view on this “confidential” accord. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY March 11, 2013 at 9:34 am I oughtter add that the process for conciliation is in canon IV.16, not IV.10 as the article says. Though I could be reading one or the other wrong- I’ve read the canons but I can’t claim to be an expert. Rector Washington, DC June 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm Zachary, This was conciliation NOT an ecclesiastical trial. Carol McRee says: Comments are closed. Kimberly Clark says: Submit a Press Release Jennifer Edwards says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Zachary Brooks says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 9, 2013 at 4:08 am Go in Peace to love and serve the Lord. Love the lord your God with all your heart and soul and love your neighbor as you also love yourself. The fields are White unto harvest. I have prayed for the sins of the Episcopal Church around power and money daily since 1973. I am hopeful this will be the dawn of a new day. I liken the sexual sins of the catholic church to the Episcopal church regarding power and money. Growing up in the Episcopal Church, I saw first had the extent to which the beauty of the church family and it’s many assets, buildings, christian education and worship as well as the crimes of the power filled that were perpeprated agains the faithful. I feel so lucky that I had family, clergy and a christian community to support me as I worked through my own questions about courage, grace and integrity. As teen we refered to the U.S. Senate as the Episcopal church at work. In those days the majority of the Senate were episcopaians. I told my father and the Bishop things would change when I grew up concerning civil rights, caring for the poor and including a more motley crowd in our midst. Sadly, things have not changed much and in fact there seems to be more greed, power plays and misuse of money than I could have ever imagined. Imagine all 10,000 of us who left the leadership of the church in 2004 going through the same process your group is going through without the secrecy. Just imagine what God might have in mind. A world where peace love and Joy prevails? A world where there is compassion for the poor? A world where you do unto others as you would have them do unto you? As Aunt Jane once said when there was a big power play going on. “I am voting for all the people in Mount Holly Cemetary. I was here before you came and I will be here after you are long gone.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Carol McRee says: March 11, 2013 at 9:29 am The Canons of the Episcopal Church consider many parts of trials of conciliation to be privileged information. Canons dictate that proceedings of ecclesiastical trials go straight to the archives of the Episcopal Church, with no provision for release to the public. Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET March 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm Zachary –God help us if we ever have bishops who fail to speak their mind and instead just bend to the prevalent winds of opinion emanating from the loudest voices in the House of Bishops. What is chilling here is that these bishops rendered an opinion not in keeping with the progressive/revisionists’ somewhat loose reading of canons – and they were made to pay for it. I thought that revisionists in the Church were all about generosity, Indaba, open forums, diversity, and etc. Apparently only when nothing is at stake.center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm I live in the Diocese of Quincy and personally know one of the Complainants and can’t thank her enough for her courage in the face of great abuse coming from the Respondents . We’ve gone through hell because of the actions of those Bishops. We’ve lost our property and have clawed back tooth and nail to retain our identity as Episcopalians. This had nothing to do with “Bishops speaking their minds,” and everything to do with misogyny and bigotry. Edwin Williamson says: [Office of Public Affairs — Press Release] The outcome of a January conciliation meeting concerning complaints involving the Episcopal Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy has been announced, following the written agreement of all parties and acceptance by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.“As a result of the process of Conciliation under Canon IV.10 of The Episcopal Church, the…Complainants and Respondents agree to this Accord on terms which promote healing, repentance, forgiveness, restitution, justice, amendment of life and reconciliation,” begins the Accord, which was signed by all parties in March 2013.Even though there is agreement, the proceedings of the meeting, held according to Canon IV.10 on January 8 and 9 in Richmond, VA, as well as any documentation, presented remain confidential.The meeting concerned complaints from the Diocese of Quincy Standing Committee against Bishops Peter Beckwith (Springfield), Bruce MacPherson (Western Louisiana) and Edward Salmon (South Carolina), and from the Diocese of Fort Worth Standing Committee and an individual complainant against Bishops Maurice Benitez (Dallas), John Howe (Central Florida), Paul Lambert (Dallas), William Love (Albany), Daniel Martins (Springfield), Edward Salmon (South Carolina), and James Stanton (Dallas).John G. Douglass was Conciliator for the meeting.According to Canon IV.10, conciliation is not a trial but a form of mediation.Participants were one person from each of the Standing Committees of the Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy; the individual complainant; four representatives of the respondent bishops; three bishops appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; advisors to the complainants and respondents; and legal advisors.Appointed by the Presiding Bishop to represent the House of Bishops were Bishops Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real, Edward Little of Northern Indiana, and Michael Milliken of Western Kansas. (Canon IV.10.Sec 2).The AccordThis is the full text of the Accord.ACCORDAs a result of the process of Conciliation under Canon IV.10 of The Episcopal Church, the parties listed below as Complainants and Respondents agree to this Accord on terms which promote healing, repentance, forgiveness, restitution, justice, amendment of life and reconciliation, as provided below:1. This Accord arises from Conciliation of complaints which alleged that Respondents, purporting to act in their official capacities as bishops of The Episcopal Church, caused to be filed or endorsed for filing an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court (Case No. 11-0265) on April 23, 2012 or an affidavit with the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Adams County, Illinois (Case No. 09-MR-31) on October 6, 2011, in which they asserted opinions regarding the polity of the church adverse to the interests and legal positions of The Episcopal Church and the continuing Episcopal Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy, and in support of breakaway factions in that litigation involving disputes over property and funds of the Church, all outside of Respondents’ respective dioceses.2. The Intake Officer for the Church, by referring this matter to the Reference Panel, determined that the foregoing allegations, if true, would constitute one or more Offenses under Canon IV.3 or IV.4.  Respondents deny that their actions violate the Constitution or Canons of the Episcopal Church or their ordination vows.  The Reference Panel referred this matter for Conciliation.3. Respondents  commend the Episcopalians in the Dioceses of Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Quincy and San Joaquin – lay and clergy –  for their unflagging efforts to continue to witness God’s mission as The Episcopal Church during recent difficult times as they reorganize their continuing dioceses in that same spirit; and that the leadership in each of those four continuing dioceses be commended for their similar efforts, including in particular the Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Ft. Worth, and his successor, the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr.; the Rt Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop Diocesan and successor to the Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Quincy; and the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of  San Joaquin, and especially the strong lay leadership of each diocese.4. Respondents express regret for any harm to the Bishops, clergy and laity of the Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy resulting from Respondents’ acts.5. Respondents agree not to file or endorse any further amicus brief or affidavit in litigation outside of their respective dioceses and against the legal position of The Episcopal Church until the General Convention formally addresses this conduct, either by amendment to the Constitution and/or canons or by formal resolution and to act in accordance with the action of the General Convention.6. Respondents acknowledge that the 2009 Bishops’ Statement on the Polity of the Episcopal Church is likely a minority opinion.7. Respondents affirm that the authority of a diocesan Bishop is limited by the Dennis canon (Canon I.7.4).8. In the spirit of reconciliation, Respondents undertake to help defray the costs of the Conciliation process.  Complainants except the Rt. Rev. Maurice M. Benitez from any obligation under this paragraph.9. This Accord provides full and final resolution of all offenses arising from the alleged acts set forth in paragraph 1 above including but not limited to alleged violations of:a. Canon IV.3.1(a)[Constitution Art. II.3; Canon III.13; Fort Worth Diocesan Constitution art. 14; Fort Worth Diocesan Canon 17];b. Canon IV.4.1(e)[Canons I.7.4, II.6; Fort Worth Diocesan Canon 30];c. Canon IV.4.1(g);d. Canon IV.4.1(h)(6);e. Canon IV.4.1(h)(8) [Canon I.17.8]; andf. IV.16(A),provides complete protection to Respondents against any and all future charges arising from those acts and bars any future proceedings against Respondents arising from those acts as provided by Canon IV.19.13 of The Episcopal Church.10. The Parties and their agents reaffirm, attach and incorporate herein by reference  the Agreement to Mediate executed on or about January 8, 2013, and specifically reaffirm that the provisions regarding the confidentiality of  the Conciliation process as described therein remain in effect hereafter, except for the publication of this Accord as required by Canon IV.14.12(b).11.  This Accord takes effect only upon signature by all parties listed below and signature by the Conciliator, and upon written acceptance of the terms of this Accord by the Presiding Bishop as provided in Canon IV.14.Respondents:The Rt. Rev.  John W. Howe (resigned, Diocese of Central Florida)The Rt. Rev. Paul E. Lambert (suffragan, Diocese of Dallas)The Rt. Rev. William H. Love (diocesan, Diocese of Albany)The Rt. Rev. D. Bruce MacPherson (resigned, Diocese of W. Louisiana)The Rt. Rev. Daniel H. Martins (diocesan, Diocese of Springfield)The Rt. Rev. James M. Stanton (diocesan, Diocese of Dallas)The Rt. Rev. Maurice M. Benitez (resigned, Diocese of Texas)The Rt. Rev. Peter Beckwith (resigned, Diocese of Springfield)The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon (resigned, Diocese of South Carolina)Complainants:Paul Ambos (Member, Christ Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey)Diocese of QuincyThe Rev. Canon James ClementThe Very Rev. Robert DedmonTobyn LeighThe Rev. Canon John BlossomChristine BarrowJanna HaworthDiocese of Fort WorthThe Rt. Rev. C. Wallis OhlMartha A. FagleyElinor NormandThe Rev. Susan SlaughterThe Rev. William StanfordThe Rev. David A. MadisonMargaret D. MieuliConciliator:John G. Douglass AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Doug Desper says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Zachary Brooks says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Fort Worth, Quincy: Conciliation meeting outcome announced Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm Bishop Benitez is from Texas not Dallas Zachary Brooks says: March 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm The bishops aided a schism of the Church, and they admitted as much. “Speaking their minds” had nothing to do with it, and hopefully they really realize it. Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Owanah Anderson says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: last_img read more

Targeting the Powerful: International Prospect Research

first_imgTargeting the Powerful: International Prospect Research 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

New CEOs for Changing Faces & Trust for London, & more mover news

first_imgLondon Youth Rowing (LYR) has announced that Andrew Triggs Hodge OBE is joining the charity as Director of Corporate Engagement. In his new role, Triggs Hodge will focus on significant expansion of London Youth Rowing’s reach into new areas and networks to support the charity. The Olympic champion has won three rowing gold medals for Team GB across the 2008, 2012 and 2016 editions of the Games, and has been involved with LYR for over five years. Most recently, Triggs Hodge has been volunteering with LYR since November, running LYR’s Race The Thames fundraising event, held virtually this year, raising over £120,000 for 40 different charities, including LYR. UK chartered accountancy firm HW Fisher has bolstered its specialist Not for Profit team with the appointment of Carol Rudge as Head of Not for Profit. HW Fisher has been working in the NFP sector since 1933, assisting organisations of all sizes. Using her experience in the sector combined with her leadership skills, Rudge’s role will be to build on these strong foundations growing the firm into a leader in the sector working with charities, schools, universities, membership bodies, trade unions and other NFP organisations. As part of her new role, Rudge will also be joining the management team at HW Fisher as an equity partner to contribute to, and drive, the firm’s strategy and growth. She is a member of the Charity Commission’s SORP committee and has also been a member of an audit committee of a large international charity. Andrew Triggs Hodge joins London Youth Rowing as Director of Corporate Engagement Manny Hothi has been appointed the next Chief Executive Officer of the Trust for London. Hothi, the current Director of Policy at the Trust for London, will take over as Chief Executive in July 2021. Bharat Mehta, the current CEO of the Trust for London, will step down at the end of October 2021 after 23 years, and will remain as an Advisor to the Trust until October 2021. The SOFII Foundation has announced the appointment of five new trustees to its board. The appointments will help the charity expand its reach and support more fundraisers around the world. The new trustees will take up their posts from April 2021, joining SOFII’s existing board members Meredith Niles, Craig Linton, Richard Turner and Ken Burnett. They are Charmaine Shah, Global individual giving and child sponsorship advisor, ActionAid International, Angélique Masse Nguyen, Head of fundraising and communications, Saigon Children’s Charity CIO, Heather Little, Senior development manager, Monash University, Rachael Moore, Public fundraising manager, PDSA, and Andrew Watt, Senior principal, Accordant and director, Third Sector Strategy. UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Laura Cameron Long as Revitalising Trusts Manager; she joins UKCF permanently after working in funding and fundraising for over 15 years. Cameron Long’s role will see her help inactive trusts donate their funds to UKCF, their local community foundation or charities in need. Prior to joining UKCF, she worked across various fundraising strands including community fundraising, individual giving, trusts and foundations as well as working with high-net worth individuals and in the corporate sector. Previously employed as Fundraising and Development Manager for Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue, her career in fundraising has seen her help to raise funds for a variety of sectors including the arts, international medical development, and a local hospice. The Film and TV Charity appoints Louise Benson as Director of Development Laura Cameron Long joins UK Community Foundations Changing Faces has appointed Heather Blake as its new Chief Executive. Blake is currently the Director of Support and Influencing at Prostate Cancer UK, and has also previously held senior operational and strategic management roles in the NHS, including responsibility for community health services in Lambeth and Southwark as part of Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a Trustee and Chair of the Patient Services Committee at Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham. Blake will join Changing Faces on 17 May at the start of the charity’s annual week of celebration – Face Equality Week. HW Fisher hires Carol Rudge as Head of Not for Profit Tagged with: Recruitment / people Advertisement Scottish Huntington’s Association appoints new Chief Executive Officer Melanie May | 14 April 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SOFII Foundation appoints 5 new trustees SOFII Foundation has appointed five trustees, while Changing Faces and Trust for London have both announced new CEOs – and other charity mover news. Haw, who has been with the charity for five years in the role of National Care Framework Lead, has been at the forefront of moves to improve the lives of families impacted by Huntington’s Disease, including leading the development of the world’s first National Care Framework for Huntington’s Disease. Backed by the Scottish Government, this has been implemented by NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships throughout the country. Prior to joining the charity, Haw worked as a political and media advisor at both the UK and Scottish parliaments and as Account Director and Devolved Nations Lead at PR agency Kindred. He was also Campaigns and Media Manager, then Head of Media and PR, at Prostate Cancer UK, and is Company Captain and Trustee of Glasgow 278 (Netherlee) Boys’ Brigade, and on the Executive of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland. New CEOs for Changing Faces & Trust for London, & more mover news The Film and TV Charity has announced that Louise Benson is joining the organisation as Director of Development. Benson will oversee the Fundraising and Marketing and Communications teams as the charity enters an exciting new phase in its near hundred-year history. The charity is currently developing an approach that will marry its existing support services with a renewed and holistic approach to improving the mental wellbeing of the industry, in line with the Whole Picture Programme, developed in response to the results of the charity’s 2019 Looking Glass survey. Benson was most recently Director & VP of Events at Cannes Lions, where she championed equality-focused talent schemes as well as a range of sustainability initiatives. She was previously Director of Edinburgh International Television Festival. Manny Hothi joins Trust for London as CEO Scottish Huntington’s Association has appointed Alistair Haw (centre) as its Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of John Eden who has left the organisation after serving 11 years in the post. Changing Faces appoints Heather Blake as CEO  1,473 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Oakland, Calif., conference backs U.S. political prisoners

first_imgFormer political prisoners Richard Brown and Bo Brown speak at the final No More Locked Doors Conference plenary.WW photo: Judy GreenspanOakland, Calif. — “I am here today to ask people to support our political prisoners. If we all get together, I am sure we can bring them home,” said Richard Brown, a former Black Panther Party member and himself a former political prisoner from San Francisco. Brown spoke on a panel of formerly incarcerated political prisoners that was the final session of the one-day, “No More Locked Doors Conference on Political Prisoners,” held May 16 at the Qilombo Collective in Oakland.According to conference organizers, “No More Locked Doors” was organized to commemorate the 30th anniversary of “the horrific bombing of the MOVE Organization by the Philadelphia police,” and to build awareness of U.S. political prisoners. On May 13, “Let the Fires Burn,” a documentary about the May 13, 1985, bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, was shown at the Omni Commons in Oakland as part of this effort for political prisoner support.Throughout the day, workshops were held to educate community activists about the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Óscar López Rivera, the MOVE 9, Herman Bell, Jalil Muntaqim and other political prisoners currently serving long sentences in U.S. state and federal prisons. Several workshops focused on Mumia’s medical condition and activist efforts to get him released from jail. A video excerpt from the People’s Video Network of a recent New York City press conference to protest the medical neglect suffered by Mumia was played throughout the day.The case of Óscar López Rivera, a leader of the Puerto Rican independence movement, was also highlighted at the conference. Supporters invited everyone to participate in May 29-30 national days of protest to free Rivera.The conference ended with a panel of formerly incarcerated political prisoners. All of the speakers talked about the need to build a movement to free all political prisoners. “The power of the people really makes a difference. That’s why I am here on the streets today,” said Sundiata Tate, a formerly incarcerated political prisoner and comrade of George Jackson, a revolutionary prisoner who was assassinated by San Quentin guards in 1971. Tate, who faced serious felony charges as a member of the San Quentin 6, was later acquitted of all charges. For more information check out thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

China celebrates Revolution’s 70 years

first_imgParades, fireworks, history and patriotismPatriotism has a repugnant feel in the center of U.S. imperialism. It is coated in layers of chauvinism, jingoism and racism. It is embraced by right-wing and white supremacist forces and dragged out with fervor as part of war mobilizations. But patriotism has an entirely different dimension in an oppressed country where a people’s movement has struggled to break free and resist domination. The 70th anniversary celebration on Oct. 1 was clearly intended to send a strong political message to the people of China and to the imperialist forces demanding that China change course.The celebration opened with a short talk by President Xi Jinping, who encouraged the Chinese people to stay true to the “original mission” of the party and continue the revolutionary struggle. Xi made a political point to visit Chairman Mao Zedong’s tomb the day before the celebration. Xi has increasingly invoked Mao and the spirit of the Long March and the revolutionary victory of 1949.Xi did not specifically mention any country by name, but he defiantly declared: “There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation. … No force can stop the Chinese people and the Chinese nation forging ahead.” He emphasized that China would continue to pursue peaceful development.The purpose of the military parade that followed was clearly to send a message of determined and well-prepared defense. Chinese media said the review showcased 160 aircraft and 580 pieces of new military technology, including drones and missiles. Some 40 percent of the armaments were displayed in public for the first time.On display were units with ground-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, long-range and short-range missiles on trucks, sea-to-air missiles and tactical nuclear missiles. There were tanks and helicopter units, radar, info warfare and telecommunications divisions, a unit with mini-submarines and a unit with drones of every size. After logistics units and medical support units, finally came soldiers marching in military units; 15,000 military personnel participated.The civilian part of the parade was far larger and longer, although it received no attention in Western media. It had 18 different contingents with themes, each with over 1,000 people, highlighting an event of the last 70 years. The civilian section opened with thousands, dressed in red, carrying a giant picture of Mao and enormous signs: “Firmly support Mao ideology.” The next units were listed as “People, rise up and become masters of the land” and “Praise to the youth, liberate choice and love.” This was followed by a smaller contingent in yellow (not red) with a big picture of Deng Xiaoping, the 1979 reforms and the opening to Western investment, followed by a unit in praise of reforms. This placement seemed intended to give a harmonious sweep to tumultuous historical eras. That sequence ended with thematic groups, such as One Country, Two Systems, with people from Hong Kong and Macau, and one on President Xi and his theme of Rejuvenation by strengthening socialist planning. Next was a section titled Forward Thinking, with separate contingents emphasizing innovation, scientific progress, development of rural areas, lifting rural areas from poverty, unifying ethnic minorities and Chinese cultural pride. The unit titled “A beautiful life” included people with disabilities and buses of seniors. Then came giant floats from many cities and regions. At the very end was a contingent of the future — 5,000 Communist Young Pioneers. ‘Me and My Country’As the parade finished at noon, we were fortunate to get tickets to a new patriotic movie made for the 70th anniversary and playing in theaters across China, “Me and My Country.” This moving film consisted of six personal vignettes of ordinary individuals and their participation in key accomplishments since the 1949 Revolution.We watched the movie at a packed film center in a huge five-level megamall in downtown Beijing. Every global brand name in cosmetics, clothing, shoes and fast foods seemed to have a shop there. Contradictions again!We rushed from the movie with huge crowds all trying to get close enough to the evening program in Tian’anmen Square to see the fireworks. All around us people were using phones to watch the elaborate celebration at the square. This program involved tens of thousands of people in a choreographed extravaganza with sparkling flash cards, a huge orchestra and firework displays between sets. The theme was “New sky, new land, new era!” A favorite old song, with the same name as the film we saw, “Me and My Country,” was the background music. The day’s program ended with “Praise for the People!” written in fireworks of Chinese characters. The next day, Oct. 2, Tian’anmen Square was opened to the general public. Though the parade was finished, the celebration continued. It was a holiday, and we walked to the square with hundreds of thousands of people, many dressed in red, waving flags. Thousands of young people had their faces painted or stickered with PRC red flags. People were cheering and waving and had children on their shoulders and in strollers. Of course, everyone was taking pictures and watching videos of the previous day.We have so much to process and think about since our return. The U.S. attacks on China are not likely to recede. China is determined to reinforce its core values and its revolutionary gains.We all need to learn much more. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The writers, who traveled in three major cities in China — Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing  — from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 on a personal trip, sent this informal travel log to Workers World newspaper.October 1, 2019, was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. We were interested in visiting China during a time when there was a huge national celebration of what we consider an unprecedented accomplishment in human history: China has met the basic material needs of its 1.4 billion population. The lives and expectations of the average person have been transformed. This revolutionary accomplishment deserves to be applauded.The 100 prior years of colonial-style looting, unequal treaties and military occupation — a national humiliation — had reduced China to a country of staggering poverty, famines, social chaos, enforced underdevelopment and constant wars.The first thing we took note of was that countless signs, parade themes, TV programs and most of the messaging for the anniversary reminded people that it was the firm leadership of the Chinese Communist Party that made the transformation into a united, well-organized and modern but still developing society possible. That was the core message.Another message was of China’s 5,000-year history. For millennia it was one of the most advanced societies in culture, art and technology. This was continually raised to promote self-reliance and build modern socialism with Chinese characteristics.We experienced two weeks of tremendous national pride. There was a great deal of discussion, everywhere that we could see, of what needed to be strengthened, what were the challenges and how to cope with still uneven development.Siu Hin Lee, a Chinese activist who has taken several solidarity delegations to China, was tireless in personally explaining and translating so much of this experience. Lee is national coordinator of the Action LA/National Immigrant Solidarity Network and the China-US Solidarity Network.Communicating in ChinaInformation technology has transformed China even faster than our internet links in the West. The great majority of people seem to always have their phones in hand.In China everyone uses the app WeChat for texting, calls, photos, videos, calling cabs, grocery shopping, metro fares and schedules, movie listings, exchanging contact information and discussion groups. Literally every social and financial transaction needs only a phone tap. Huawei centers look much like Apple centers in the U.S. Large display tables of telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics, including the newest smartphones, are surrounded by hundreds of young shoppers comparing equipment.Since China’s hosting of the 2008 Olympic Games, street signs, subway maps and numerous restaurant menus are also in English. More than 300 million people have studied and are English-language learners. English classes are now mandatory for all Chinese K-12 students.By comparison, there are only 200,000 K-12 students learning Mandarin in the U.S., less than 0.4 percent. Only 20 percent of U.S. students study any world language. (U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 16, 2016)We found lots of discussion groups and genuine interest in talking with U.S. leftists, especially now as U.S. corporate and political hostility increases everyday.It was not difficult to meet with people who have studied and traveled in the U.S. and have some grasp of its technological development, but have also seen first hand the inequality and racism.More than 4.5 million Chinese students have studied in Western universities. Currently there are 360,000 Chinese students studying in the U.S., although China graduates more students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from their own universities than the rest of the world combined. This sharp rise in educational standards and expertise in a country where the overwhelming majority of the population was formerly illiterate is another source of national pride.We met with a group of left cyberactivists who are interested in more left-generated material from the U.S. and want to share some of their journals and views. It is not easy to figure out good translations that go both ways, but there is interest in making that happen. A lot is going on in environmental arenas. We talked with the editor of a green living journal and with a turbine mechanic who works at a wind farm. Some of the most interesting environmental efforts are happening in newly designed second-tier cities, not only in the older megacities of Beijing and  Shanghai. We met with the Beijing City Friendship Association that has worked for decades to build friendly relations and exchanges. We had an evening discussion with a group of youth involved in the finance field, educated in the U.S. and working for big investment firms because they are expert math and software techies. But they are also socially aware. In order to better understand China’s revolutionary history we visited the site of the 1921 founding convention of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai; the Yuhua Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery and Museum at Nanjing that highlighted the thousands of youth, aged 15 to 26, who died in the liberation struggle; and the Military and Revolution Museum in Beijing. All these sites were packed with large, excited delegations of the Communist Youth League. These were not stuffy or ignored museums.Fundamental shift in U.S./China relationsThere have been countless exchanges with China for the last four decades, with U.S. corporate investors, government agencies, scientific researchers and think-tank academics. China wants to continue these exchanges. But powerful forces in the U.S., both Republicans and Democrats, are determined to exert heavy political, military and economic pressures on China to undermine state planning and state-owned industries. However, U.S. hostility appears to most sharply undercut Chinese capitalists, who have benefited disproportionately from the past four decades of opening to Western investment. This is the one grouping who, in their own self-interest, might have been most willing to concede to U.S. trade demands.Many people we met in China raised the significance of meeting us now. The new U.S. sanctions on the state-owned Chinese freight fleet Cosco — the largest in the world with more than 1,000 cargo ships and 100 super tankers — hit just after we arrived. These far-reaching sanctions, along with the escalating military threats going back to Obama’s military Asia Pivot, and now Trump’s trade war, confirm that U.S.-China relations are fundamentally shifting. The increasingly violent U.S.-backed Hong Kong protests confirm this. The arrests of Chinese executives, and the purging of Chinese cancer researchers and other scientists working in U.S. universities, have sent out shock waves. The FBI “visits” to many Chinese students in the U.S. are dampening interest in studying here.China’s 21st-century ShanghaiShanghai — three times the size of New York City — is almost surreal and unbelievably modern on a grand scale. There is spectacular architecture. But what was most impressive was to be in such a dense city and see no litter or graffiti. We did see miles of new high-rise housing in every direction, always surrounded by parks. Sixteen new subway lines, with hundreds of connecting stations, have been built in the last 20 years. The stations are beautifully designed, with escalators and elevators, clear signage, well-marked and clean connecting lines, staffed bathrooms in every station. In fact there were clean public bathrooms everywhere, usually within close walking distance, in the three cities we visited.There were lots of funny videos on the metro trains, reinforcing passenger etiquette and safe conduct. We traveled mainly on the metro and quiet, smooth electric buses. Being accustomed to seeing homeless and desperate people on almost every block in U.S. cities, this was not our experience in the streets, subways, plazas or many neighborhoods in China. We did find a huge variety of food shops, fruit stands, snack bars and coffee shops.Unfortunately, there seem to be almost as many Starbucks here as in New York City. There are a total of 4,000 Starbucks in China and lots of other U.S. fast food chains.Contradictions abound! Every corporate brand of clothes, shoes and designer items in the world seems to have flagship stores in big shopping malls and big ads in Shanghai and Beijing streets. Probably most of these goods are made in Chinese factories.Consumerism on a grand scale is actually part of the national plan to raise the standard of living and consumption. Electric bikes are available everywhere with the tap of a phone. The stores, kiosks, markets, bakeries, cafes, local artisans, music venues and hangout places for youth are all socially encouraged and seem to have increased faster than subway lines. But red flags and the red signs of the Revolution’s 70th anniversary were also everywhere. In this new period, the strong focus is on totally ending poverty and providing a “moderately prosperous society for all.” At this stage of development this does not mean equality. There are extremely wealthy multimillionaires in China. They are protected, even though they are monitored, along with a sustained policy of encouraging as much Western investment as possible. Yet Maoism is still a strong undercurrent of political life here. People often express a healthy suspicion about the current level of privilege.China’s leaders are very careful to continually say this is not yet socialism, but they are building toward socialism and still face very uneven development. The focus is on improving interconnected and harmonious national planning.On our way to Beijing for the Revolution’s anniversaryOn Sept. 28, we took a high-speed train from Shanghai to Nanjing and a Sept. 29 overnight to Beijing. Nothing in our U.S. experience had prepared us for these enormous modern stations or trains. U.S. transportation seems a century behind.From the windows, we saw many construction projects. In every town we zipped past there was older two, three, even five-story housing as well as tall modern apartment blocks, almost all with balconies and big windows. A forest of construction cranes showed that far more buildings are still under construction. Tree planting is happening on a vast scale, both in cities and in open spaces between cities and towns. Judging from the size of the trees, much has taken place in the past two to four years. These plantings will be green forests in a few more years.When we arrived in Beijing, we could see that China’s capital had been transformed by preparations for the Revolution’s anniversary. The city was awash in red flags that adorn every building. With most stores closing for the national holiday, people are rushing to do last-minute shopping as we walk around for a last-minute personal look. Red slogans were all over billboards and subways: “Listen to the Party, win every fight! Keep good moral character! Serve the People, train hard, keep a positive manner” were just a few. The characters for the 24 core Chinese socialist values were repeated on thousands of street flags.Along with police, there were 78,000 proud young volunteers organized by the Communist Youth League wearing red armbands. They helped direct metro crowds and were vigilant at public buildings. There were lots of senior volunteers, also with red armbands, comfortably seated in chairs in front of buildings.News coverage of Hong Kong protesters setting fires at metro station entrances and platforms heightened transportation precautions. Security was a high priority. Bag checks and scans, like at airports, were at every metro entrance. But the checks go seamlessly fast. There was a collective determination not to let this celebration be disrupted. The zone for the parade and the evening’s spectacle was cordoned off for blocks, as equipment and units moved into place in Tian’anmen Square.Later we and over a billion people watched the military and civilian parades and the evening celebration on TV. Access and participation in the actual parade was of course limited and a highly sought honor. But even on TV, on millions of handheld devices and on big screens, as people watched in big crowds, it was a long day of incredible pageantry and patriotism. Our guide Siu Hin Lee translated and explained what we were viewing. There was lots of commentary on WeChat discussion groups of the meaning and significance of different parade contingents.last_img read more

Facing the Future of Housing

first_imgSubscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago New homes are getting bigger, more expensive, more energy efficient, and more high-tech. That’s the consensus of Porch, a home improvement network that connects homeowners with professionals. Porch researched housing construction trends to determine the most common features of homes built in 2016 and the most common likely features of homes that will be built over the following two decades. Not only did Porch observe trends in physical home features, but the company also looked into home financing trends. “When it comes to purchasing new homes, conventional loans may start to give way to other forms of financing,” Porch reported. “More than 3 in 4 new builds in 1999 were purchased using conventional home loans, but those numbers may continue to shrink into the future.” Porch also anticipated a small increase in cash purchases alongside a notable purchase in FHA purchases. Conventional financing accounted for 68 percent of new home purchases in 2016. That share is expected to fall to 63 percent in 2026 and to about 58 percent by 2036. FHA financing accounted for 12 percent of newly constructed home purchases in 2016 and will rise to 14 percent in 2026 and almost 17 percent by 2036, according to Porch’s estimate. Cash purchases made up almost 11 percent of new home purchases in 2016 and will rise steadily to 12 percent by 2036, according to Porch. The average size of new homes will rise over the next two decades, starting at 2,559 square feet in 2016 before rising to 2,772 square feet in 2026 and then 2,985 square feet in 2036. As homes grow in size, they will also feature extra bedrooms. As of 2016, 44 percent of new homes have three bedrooms. By 2036, that number will drop to 34 percent. Meanwhile, the share of new homes that have four bedrooms will rise from 34 percent in 2016 to 39.5 percent in 2036. A little more than half of newly constructed homes today are two-story homes, and this trend will grow slightly over the next two decades. As of 2016, almost 55 percent of new homes were two-story. By 2036, 56 percent will be two-story. While forced air furnaces were the most common type of heating used in new construction a few years ago, this method is falling out of favor, while heat pumps are growing in popularity. Heat pumps are present in about 40 percent of new homes today and will be used in more than 60 percent of new construction by 2036. Fireplaces and basements are also falling out of favor, according to Porch. List prices for newly constructed single-family homes are expected to rise from an average of a little under $100,000 in 2016 to $259,000 in 2036, Porch estimated. At the same time, Porch anticipated more connectivity in newly constructed homes of the future, noting that, “Lennar, the largest builder of homes in America, recently became the first company to prewire its new constructions for Wi-Fi compatibility. And in May 2018, they also took smart tech to the next level by announcing Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, would be built into every new home moving forward.” Share Save Facing the Future of Housing Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: NY Housing Market Hitting High Notes Next: Preparing for Natural Disasters: An Industry Perspective  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2018-07-25 Krista Franks Brock Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Facing the Future of Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 25, 2018 1,456 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News, Technology About Author: Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

Mayor may call special meeting to discuss council disruption

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook By News Highland – March 7, 2011 center_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The Mayor of Donegal says that conducting meetings is becoming more and more difficult because of interruptions, particularly by Cllr Frank Mc Brearty.In a lengthy interview on today’s Shaun Doherty, Cllr Cora Harvey said that if a majority of councillors ask her to step down, she will do so, but as of now, most members have expressed confidence in how she is handling meetings, privately at least.Speaking afterwards to Highland Radio News, she said a special meeting may be necessary to address the problems, which she says are largely down to a refusal to follow the agenda and observe standing orders……….[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Mayor may call special meeting to discuss council disruption Previous articleMc Hugh says incoming minister must examine plight of sub contractorsNext articleGlenties windfarm application withdrawn News Highland last_img read more