African Export Import Bank ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about African Export Import Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why Ireland have no reason to panic

first_img By Mark CoughlanIt’s been a World Cup countdown of mixed emotions for Ireland fans. While England headed for Denver, Wales travelled to Qatar and their beloved Poland, and the Scots headed to the sunny climes of the Pyrenees, Ireland opted to stay at home and get a visit from Usain Bolt, for some peculiar reason. They’re back-to-back Six Nations champions, though, so why the need to flee Ireland. And after all, Joe Schmidt, like every elite Boy Scout, is always prepared.Then came the warm-up games; an assured win over Wales, a patchy win over the Scots, then the morale-sapping defeats to Wales and England. On the Emerald Isle, that usually spells disaster – and after the debacle of 2007, and the quarter-final capitulation of 2011, you could forgive Ireland fans for getting that empty pit of the stomach feeling. But is all quite as it seems?Out of sorts: Ireland were uncharacteristically off the pace against England in most areasJoe Schmidt is a man with a plan – we all know that. The lack of accuracy in the Six Nations defeat to Wales irked him, so the gameplan against Wales and England in the last two warm-up games will have certainly improved his mood. The scoreline didn’t bear out, but Ireland meticulously stuck to the brief. In the Six Nations, Ireland had success against France and England by keeping a low error count, minimising offloads (two v France, five v England) and being neat and tidy at the set-piece (one failed lineout in each game). Contrast that with the Wales game back in March, where they lost four lineouts, and had to make 254 passes to try and breach the Wales line (compared to 116 v France and 156 v England), which naturally led to more errors. Zero clean breaks against France ended in victory, four clean breaks against Wales ended in defeat. Scratch the Scotland Six Nations game, but in recent times, Ireland don’t suit having to come out and play.In the warm-up games Ireland stuck to the successful part of that formula, and despite falling behind, they never chased the game. In Dublin and Twickenham, Ireland managed two and three offloads respectively, while the ball was kicked away once in every 11.5 touches. Territory and defence is the mantra here – let your opponent make mistakes. Defeat to England and Wales has Irish fans panicking – but the numbers tell us that things are still going almost exactly to plan for the men from the Emerald Isle Cutting down on penalty concessions, too, was a priority after conceding 14 against Wales, and only five were conceded against England. Ireland are knitting together the masterplan one step at a time. The defeat to Wales in the Six Nations has set a benchmark for Ireland to avoid repeating – somewhere, you can imagine Schmidt waiting in a dark room with a three-line whip for anyone who tries anything too risky, or too devil-may-care. It’s not the Schmidt-in-Ireland-colours way.Force the opposition: Ireland have used their kicking game to force mistakesGameplan aside, Ireland clearly have the personnel to navigate choppy waters this World Cup. Experience is key, so we’re constantly told, and this side arrive with the nous and guile to do damage. The squad picked boasts 1,068 caps between them. Only Australia, New Zealand and South Africa bring more (the Springboks have just named their most-capped Test team of all time for their opener, so that’s no surprise), it is still a formidable number. New Zealand’s World Cup squad four years ago brought 1,133 caps, South Africa in 2007 had 809.The final feather in Ireland’s emerald cap is the fact they’re playing World Cup-winning rugby, if the numbers are to be believed. Knockout rugby is rarely about try-fests, and Ireland are used to winning games despite being outscored by opponents. Consider the fact that only once in the professional era has a World Cup’s top try scorer come from the winning side (Bryan Habana in 2007), and Ireland’s lack of try machines suddenly seems less of a concern. In fact, take the group stages out of it (weaker opponents tend to skew results), and the eventual winners of the last four World Cups have been responsible for a total of 16 tries in their 12 knockout games (Australia scored four in 1999, England two in 2003, South Africa six in 2007 – including five against Fiji – and New Zealand four in 2011). That’s an average of 1.3 tries per knockout game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img In good spirits: The Ireland team on their way to Cardiff for the game against CanadaIreland won the Six Nations despite scoring just eight tries, and being outscored heavily by England (18) and Wales (13). The tournament’s top scorer was from another country. And Ireland’s try rate? 1.6. Okay, it doesn’t quite fit the World Cup winning formula just yet – but you can be sure that Schmidt will be working his socks off to make sure it does come kick off. With Canada, Romania and Italy all building up to a titanic showdown with France on 11 October, Ireland are not in bad shape. Just how much of their hand they’ve shown thus far will soon become apparent.To see all of Rugby World’s latest subscription deals click here Man with a plan: Joe Schmidt will have covered every eventualityIreland XV vs BarbariansIreland head coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan last_img read more

Representing the Presiding Bishop, Episcopalians advocate for the environment at…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 30, 2018 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal News Service] Wildfires. Hurricanes. Four straight record-setting years of increasing temperatures. Ocean acidification. Sea-level rise. Species loss. Drought. All are made worse by climate change, fueling humanitarian crises as people are forced to flee their homes because of natural disaster or changes in their environment.“Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities,” warns the 1,656-page National Climate Assessment released Nov. 23 by the Trump administration.On Sunday, Dec. 2, representatives from United Nations member states, including government, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, will meet in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP24, to hammer out a framework for implementing the Paris Agreement, which was reached in 2015 at the 21st conference.“Not only have all the nations of the world signed the Paris Agreement, I have seen the great religions of the world and the indigenous spiritual traditions also come together to seek the healing of the planet,” said California Bishop Marc Andrus in an email to Episcopal News Service.“During Lambeth 2008 I listened with astonishment as bishops from India, West Africa, Australia, the United States and Sudan talked for just short of two hours about the environmental degradation and climate change effects that were already plaguing the dioceses they served,” he said. “Only in the last 10 minutes of the two hours allotted for conversation on two of the major issues that have been facing our church for decades did this group of bishops turn their attention to the second issue, so consumed were they by the present danger of climate change.”Andrus will lead an eight-member delegation representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Dec. 2-14 conference in Poland. This is the fourth Episcopal delegation to attend the annual conference on climate change. The Episcopal Church began attending the conference in 2015 in France, where the Paris Agreement was reached.In Paris, the Episcopal delegation made a spiritual case for climate action. At that conference, member countries, including the United States, reached a landmark agreement to set voluntary goals aimed at keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, which scientists predicted would be necessary to prevent a spiraling catastrophe of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and related weather extremes.Greenpeace stages a protest outside the UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov. 18, 2016. Photo: ReutersIn Morocco in 2017, nations reaffirmed their commitment to cut carbon emissions. In Germany, in 2018, the process was thrown into doubt by President Donald Trump’s pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement.The United States is the world’s largest economy and its second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and make the planet warmer.It was in June 2017, as part of his “American First” strategy, that Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the international agreement, saying it undermines the economy and places the United States at a disadvantage.Since then, the We Are Still In movement has taken root, with more than 200 faith organizations signing on, including Episcopal churches.Still, the world is far from meeting the Paris Agreement’s target, which would require reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere to pre-industrial levels. In fact, emissions continue to rise.The conference in Poland is intended “to finalize the rulebook for how the Paris Agreement will work. … That’s important because if you don’t have rules, it falls apart at this level of bureaucracy,” said Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations.Scientists agree that climate change is a global threat. The World Meteorological Organization warns that, given current trends, warming could reach between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which informs U.N. policy, issued a similarly dire report.“I have quoted many times in the past decade something that was said by the former archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams: ‘It takes a global body to deal with global problems.’ An example of how this is true is the increasing crisis of environmental refugees,” Andrus said.“Have you wondered what was the engine that drove the closely watched caravan out of Central America? According to an Oct. 30, 2018, Guardian article, in addition to violence, organized crime and systematic corruption, ‘climate change in the region is exacerbating – and sometimes causing – a miasma of other problems, including crop failures and poverty.’ The caravan comes mainly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, it crosses Mexico and seeks asylum in the United States. … The struggle of the people in the caravan is transnational, and I would say cannot be ‘solved’ by any one country. We must work together for the good of all,” Andrus said.Environmental justice is one of the church’s three main priorities, along with racial reconciliation and evangelism. Over the years, General Convention has passed numerous resolutions on the issue, whether supporting federal climate action or pledging to mitigate the church’s own impact on the environment.The church’s 79th General Convention met in July in Austin, Texas, and passed 19 environmental resolutions, including support for a national carbon tax, carbon offsets for church-related travel, ocean health and Episcopalians’ continued participation in the Paris Agreement.In 2016, the Episcopal Church was granted U.N. observer status, which allows members of the delegation to brief U.N. representatives on the Episcopal Church’s General Convention climate resolutions and to attend meetings in the official zone.“The continuity fostered by our COP delegations’ attendance at the annual U.N. Climate Change Conferences has a multiplier effect for our broader Episcopal and Anglican influence at the United Nations,” said Main in a press release. “Our actions in Katowice will strengthen a broader base of U.N. ministry that includes eradicating poverty through the Sustainable Development Goals, supporting migrants and refugees, defending indigenous peoples, mainstreaming gender and protecting rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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Demings displays warmth and authenticity at Apopka Townhall

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Congressional District 10Val Demings Previous articleStrong voter turnout expected in ApopkaNext articleThuy Lowe Races to Succeed Congressman Daniel Webster Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Candidate Feature: Val Demings running for Florida Congressional District 10Florida Congressional District 10 candidate Val Demings visited Apopka last month at the VFW Community Center, and before a small but vocal crowd she conveyed her thoughts and ideas while listening to the community’s as well.“I’m a Democrat, but the agenda I move forward will be the people’s agenda,” she said. “And a community involves everyone.”Demings is running against Republican Thuy Lowe, but Lowe’s name never entered the discussion.“We are in a great position,” she said of the election. “But I’ll be fighting until the last vote is counted on November 8th.”Val DemingsAnd perhaps her victory in the Democratic Primary will prove to be the bigger challenge.Demings won a hard fought primary election against three other Democrats with 57% of the votes on August 30th. It was a comeback after a different result in the last election cycle for the seat.In 2012, Demings narrowly lost to Daniel Webster in District 10 despite outperforming an incumbent president. Webster edged her 51.7%-48.3%. In comparison Republican challenger Mitt Romney beat President Barack Obama 53.4%-46.6% on the top of the ticket in District 10.However in 2016, Demings will enjoy a different landscape.District 10 now covers much of west Orlando and west Orange County, including the suburbs of Windermere, Apopka, Winter Garden, Eatonville and Ocoee. It has transitioned through redistricting from a “leaning Republican” district to a “heavily Democrat” district. Democrats outnumber Republicans 45-27%.* * * * *It was billed as a “Lift every voice listening tour”, but it felt more like an incumbent stopping by her hometown to talk to a few friends. Demings facilitated discussions on issues almost as much as she answered questions from the audience. She was warm and authentic and seemed comfortable with the diverse crowd. Demings isn’t from Apopka, but she displayed a knowledge of the city. She called on Mayor Joe Kilsheimer to elaborate on a local school program.  She brought local pastors Hezekiah Bradford and Richard King into several discussions. She hugged Sister Ann Kendrick of the Hope Community Center when she entered the building and sat down in the front row. She interacted and joked with City Commissioner Billie Dean.And she took on issues that were specific to the local community. The very first question she fielded was about crime in South Apopka.“I knew this question would come up. I was thinking about South Apopka. And the question I ask you is how much do you love South Apopka? And the families? And the people who are there? Because every community regardless of ethnicity, gender, how much money they have in the bank, deserves to be loved. So are we serious about saving the children of South Apopka? Are we serious about providing after-school programs that will help them to develop into productive citizens? Or do we leave them to be raised by the street corners? Because the street corners will certainly do that. Many children before they can get to the bus stop will pass four or five drug dealers. And then we put them into the classroom and expect them to perform. We used to meet children where they were…in terms of their pace of learning… because the goal was to make sure everybody graduated. And everybody succeeded. If we know that 68% of the people in state prisons around the country did not graduate high school, could that be a clue? Could it be as simple as making sure every boy and girl graduates high school? * * * * *Her name was Valdez Venita Butler. She was the youngest of seven children born to a poor family in Jacksonville. Her mother Elouise was a maid, her father James, a janitor. She attended segregated schools in the ’60s, graduated from Wolfson High School in Jacksonville the 70’s, and became the first in her family to earn a college degree from Florida State University. But that was not her last accomplishment.After graduating from college, Demings worked as a social worker in Jacksonville for 18 months. In 1983, she applied for a job with the Orlando Police Department, and during her 27-year career she served in virtually every department before being appointed as Chief of OPD in 2007,  the first woman to lead the department. As Chief, she was credited with reducing violent crime in Orlando by 40%. She retired from the position in 2011.* * * * *Demings was also asked about national issues… among them the Affordable Care Act.“17-million people who did not have health care coverage are now covered,” she said “It’s not perfect, but it really boils down to this: If you don’t believe that every family living in the greatest nation in the world deserves access to quality health care, I want to hear from you which families should not be covered. Remember it was created to regulate the insurance companies so that quality health insurance would be affordable for everyone. No monster or boogey man created it for bad reasons. It was created so Americans could have access to quality health care. So I will vote to not repeal it, but help to improve it.”Immigration is also a national issue, but with a large Hispanic population in Apopka, it is also a local topic. Demings praised the compassion of the United States in her response.“We are not just the greatest nation, we are a compassionate one too. It’s impossible to deport 12-million people, but it’s also not compassionate or humane. We need to create a system so that people who are here undocumented can attain citizenship.”Demings has not decided on which congressional committees she will join, how long she will stay in congress, or what her congressional journey might have in store for her, but she is certain of the reasons she is running for the District 10 seat.“When one in four children go to bed hungry in the United States, I know I want to be a part of solving that. I want to be a part of significant legislation. I take public service serious.  I am on a mission in this congressional race to make sure that everybody… every family that is willing to work hard and play by the rules has an opportunity to succeed. Because that’s the opportunity I had. This is a calling for me.”last_img read more

Sainsbury’s competition offers three London Marathon places

first_imgTo enter call 0906 2703101. Calls cost 25p per minute and “last no longer than two minutes.” Lines close at midnight on 29 February 2004, and thereafter winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received.Instead of calling a premium rate number on your charity’s phone, why not mention this opportunity to your supporters and encourage them to enter?View the list of winners up to and including 2003 at the BBC. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 January 2004 | News Tagged with: Events Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Sainsbury’s magazine is offering three official London Marathon places in a telephone competition.If you haven’t managed to secure places in the London Flora Marathon you have now got another chance. Sainsbury’s magazine has got three places for the race on 18 April 2004, all on offer in a telephone competition.You simply have to answer the question “How many times has Paula Radcliffe won the woman’s London Marathon?” We reckon it is twice, having checked the list of winners at the BBC. Advertisement Sainsbury’s competition offers three London Marathon places 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.last_img read more

From tree planting to Christmas present donations: corporate partnership round up

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Perkbox & BeamPerkbox, the employee experience platform, has partnered with Beam, the crowdfunding network for homeless people, to make it its first charity on the Perkbox platform and inspire employees to engage in giving. Employees signed up to Perkbox will now be able to use their credit earned in their ‘wallet’ from PerksGO transactions at local merchants partnered with Perkbox, to support homeless people. Equally, they will be able to use their ‘rewards’ given by managers via the Recognition feature, for their outstanding behaviour, to donate to Beam.  Beam was added to the platform as a request from multiple Perkbox employees internally and users of the Perkbox platform, who wanted to be able to donate their Perkbox credit to a good cause. PopSockets & CentrepointPopSockets, maker of expandable phone grips has expanded its philanthropy programme Poptivism into the UK. With every purchase of a Poptivism grip, PopSockets donates 50% of the sale price to its specified charity, and each month the brand will raise awareness and funds for a new charity partner tackling an issue of importance for customers and employees. November saw two new Poptivism PopGrip designs available to help lift lives out of poverty. In the UK, donations supported Centrepoint. To date, the Poptivism programme has donated more than USD $650,000 to 250 charitable organisations around the world. Charities are chosen internally within the business as input is given from staff around their offices globally. They all put forward charities that are closest to them. then each month choose a cause such as mental health and internally vote on a charity relating to this. Tunnocks & Maggies LanarkshireMaggie’s Lanarkshire is currently running the Caramel Wafer Matched Giving Challenge, which sees Tunnocks match all new donations to the cancer care centre, over the three months from 1 October, up to the value of £50,000. Novatech & Friends Fighting CancerUK Technology provider Novatech has recently won the “Outstanding Contribution Award” from local charity Friends Fighting Cancer. Portsmouth technology firm Novatech has been working closely with FFC over the last year and will continue supporting the charity into 2020 by sponsoring some of its upcoming sporting events. Throughout 2019 Novatech has supported the charity as official sponsorship partner for a number of its events, including being the headline sponsor of its Charity Boxing event Fighting for Cancer back in October. In the upcoming weeks, Novatech will be donating a number of their new Reign Gaming PCs to the Children’s ward at QA Hospital in Cosham in collaboration with Friends Fighting Cancer. CoinCorner, Isle of Man Woodland Trust & Eden Reforestation ProjectsCoinCorner, the Bitcoin exchange in the UK, has launched a new ecological initiative, Plant It Forward, to plant trees on a local and global scale. Plant It Forward has been introduced by the company as a way to contribute and support the environment. It runs alongside the company’s existing recycling efforts via a local scheme to recycle product waste such as milk cartons, paper and plastics. Founded in 2014, CoinCorner is based in the Isle of Man. Plant It Forward aligns with the Isle of Man Government’s five-year strategy to address environmental concerns, including planting 85,000 trees (matching the Island’s population) to offset carbon emissions. CoinCorner has partnered with two non-profit organisations for the initiative, the Isle of Man Woodland Trust and Eden Reforestation Projects. Melanie May | 20 December 2019 | News Principality Building Society, Teenage Cancer Trust & Alzheimer’s Society CymruPrincipality Building Society has donated over 400 Christmas presents to its charity partners Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru. The presents will be delivered to the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit at the University Hospital of Wales and support groups at Alzheimer’s Society’s centre in Cardiff. Ran as part of the Society’s holiday gift appeal, the gifts donated include pampering sets, crosswords, confectionary items and books. The Society’s three year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru started in January 2019. Since then, Principality has fundraised over £140,000 for its charity partners.Image: HUW JOHN, Cardiff 16/12/2019 Principality Building Society with Christmas Gifts — Cisco UK & Ireland (@CiscoUKI) December 3, 2019 From tree planting to events sponsorship and donations of Christmas presents: businesses are supporting charities and good causes across the UK in a variety of ways.? @Cisco technology? Our people giving time…are two of the ways we’re supporting @TrussellTrust in their fight to end hunger in the [email protected] explains how, this #GivingTuesday ? #WeAreCisco Advertisement  405 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Cisco & Trussell TrustCisco has partnered with the Trussell Trust with the partnership focusing on the areas of technical guidance, data, and volunteering. This includes Cisco helping the charity better understand and utilise its data by identifying and building key areas where it would have the most valuable impact in the fight against hunger and poverty; from having a clearer understanding of stock levels, to connecting food banks to each other and to food retailers, and understanding who visits a food bank and the ways in which they can be supported. From tree planting to Christmas present donations: corporate partnership round up British Airways & British Red CrossBritish Airways has announced a partnership with the British Red Cross to support communities in crisis. British Airways will be supporting emergency response work across the UK. Donations from British Airways will help ensure the British Red Cross can continue to recruit, train and support its staff and volunteers to offer its vital day-to-day emergency services in communities across the UK. As part of the new partnership, British Airways will encourage its employees to undertake their own acts of kindness, including signing up to become a British Red Cross volunteer, supporting the charity to provide practical help to their local communities when emergency strikes. Tagged with: corporate fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility  404 total views,  2 views today 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

Farmland Value’s Declining on Lower Farm Income

first_img The Farm Credit Administration says farmland prices continue to soften across the country, particularly in the Midwest. At a monthly meeting last week, the Farm Credit Administration Board heard a report on farmland values across the nation. The report says a third consecutive year of declining crop prices and reduced farm income is causing cropland values to soften. The decrease follows five years of double-digit price increases since 2009 for most Midwest states, with cropland values reaching record levels in 2014. The Federal Reserve Banks’ quarterly surveys of agricultural bankers found that for the fourth quarter of 2015, cropland values declined between two percent and six percent on average over the past year in the Midwest as well as in some Mountain states.Depending on land quality and region of the state, some cropland is down as much as 10 percent over the past year.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmland Value’s Declining on Lower Farm Income Previous articleOne Thing Consumers Get RightNext articleLong Planting Windows Lacking 2nd Half of May Hoosier Ag Today Farmland Value’s Declining on Lower Farm Income By Hoosier Ag Today – May 15, 2016 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Quality, Reliability and Cost Rank High in Assessment of Sup-Suppliers by…

first_imgPrint Facebook For the second year in a row, Shannon Chamber has collaborated with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Clare to give smaller, indigenous companies an insight into what they should focus on if they wish to be considered as a supplier to a larger company, indigenous or multinational.Hosting a seminar entitled ‘The SME & Multinational Company Procurement Process: A Guide for Prospective Suppliers’ during Enterprise Week 2020, which took place from the 2nd – 6th March, Shannon Chamber enlisted the help of three member companies, Reagecon Diagnostics, Atlantic Aviation Group and Microchip Technology Ireland to outline their specific procurement requirements.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With a supplier spend of approximately €13millon every year, €7m of which is in the local economy, Reagecon’s outsourcing requirements include raw material chemicals, packaging and labels, consumables, IT services, freight, facilities, consultancy and training and development.Outlining what the company seeks in a supplier, Reagecon’s commercial director Michelle Hynes said: “We assess potential suppliers on the quality of their product, the accreditation and certification they have attained, their quality management systems, cost in terms of value for money and, price security.“We also look at their compliance, safety and delivery track records. Risk in terms of business continuity planning and flexibility are also key considerations.” she said.With 1,300 approved vendors on its data base, aircraft maintenance, technical services and training company Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) sources a high percentage of  its aircraft spares and parts mainly from the US, the UK and central Europe, but procurement opportunities do exist in three distinct areas: aircraft-related, commercial and capex procurement.Similar to Reagecon Diagnostics, AAG looks for quality, professionalism, competence, reliability and a good communication flow with all of its suppliers, stated the company’s presenters at the seminar: Trevor Sweeney, CFO; Joe Fitzgerald, materials team leader and Stephen Dowling, facilities project manager.Ennis-based Microchip Technology  Ireland, part of total systems solutions provider Microchip Inc., which expends over €2m on commodities in Ireland and worldwide, classifies its vendors into categories based on their level of criticality to the business and uses management tools and techniques to further assess if a vendor can meet the expectations and requirements of the company.Purchasing and supply chain specialist with the company Eugene Hannan listed on-time delivery, continuity of supply, quality, responsiveness, flexibility,  as the critical requirements of companies seeking to do business with the company whilst bonus points are allocated to companies that initiate continuous improvement initiatives in the area of strategic cost management, supply chain support and technology improvements. He also suggested that smaller companies could consider supplying to the larger organisation by linking up with vendor management companies.Thanking Shannon Chamber for organising a very informative and important event, LEO Clare’s head of enterprise Padraic McElwee added: “Events of this nature are hugely valuable as the small supplier needs to understand the requirements of larger companies and what elements in their supply chain can be provided locally.“They need to do their homework before approaching any company and, knowing the facts, make a compelling argument as to why they should be considered as a potential vendor.“Collaboration between large and small companies makes an important contribution to the local economy and an event of this nature could be the catalyst for opening up doors,” he added.Asking attendees if they required introductions to the presenters, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downs drew a resounding full show of hands and commented: “Every new business deal starts with an initial introduction. Shannon Chambers is delighted to be the conduit to such introductions and to play its part in securing business for members companies of all sizes.”The SME & Multinational Company Procurement Process: A Guide for Prospective Suppliers seminar was one of seven events organised by LEO Clare during Local Enterprise Week. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon Chamber Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsQuality, Reliability and Cost Rank High in Assessment of Sup-Suppliers by Multinational and Larger Indigenous CompaniesBy Meghann Scully – March 7, 2020 111 WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleBeing Lost in YonkersNext articleShannon Group raise €100k for charities Meghann Scully Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Delhi High Court Hammers Delhi Govt For Inaccurate Information On 250-Bed Covid Facility

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Hammers Delhi Govt For Inaccurate Information On 250-Bed Covid Facility Shreya Agarwal11 May 2021 9:14 PMShare This – xA division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, that has been dealing with issues of Covid-19 management in the capital today pulled up the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government for providing inaccurate information on the readiness of a 250-bed Covid-19 facility in one Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka, New Delhi. Inter alia the court also looked into issues dealing with children orphaned due to Covid-19 and their care, and of tankers caught up in the state of Rajasthan.The Delhi government had in a hearing on the matter on Saturday informed the Delhi High Court that a 250-bed Covid facility was prepared by it in Dwarka in the Indira Gandhi hospital and was ready for use. However, it was raised by Adv YP Singh today that not a single admission had taken place in this facility till date.Upon verification by the court it was found out that the facility was not yet operational due to some glitches upon which the court rained down on the government for supplying it with inaccurate information on the position of an issue.The court pulled up the Aam Aadmi Party led-government and asked why it had told the court on Saturday that the facility is functional when infact even after 72 hours on Tuesday it is not functional.The bench was informed that at the last minute it had come to their notice that PESO certification was necessary for the use of oxygen cylinders, and hence the facility could not be made operational.Coming down heavily on the government the court directed the government to ensure that its officers do not make inaccurate statements, as serious inconvenience could be caused to people from them at a time like this.Orphaned ChildrenOn the issue of children orphaned due to Covid-19, Adv. Prabhsahay Kaur pointed out that while the Child Welfare Committee is already working on the issue online, children on ground or whose parents are in the hospital, as well as those on streets are suffering as no testing or other facility are available to them. The Delhi government submitted that advertisements have been made in English regarding help for children and the helpline 1098 is also functional.The Court directed Adv. Kaur to help come up with a draft advertisement and to share the same with the court as well. The drafts are to be made in both English and Hindi for Delhi, atleast, as per Court.Tankers held up in RajasthanThe issue of tankers meant for Delhi, stuck in Rajasthan was also brought up on which Sr. Adv. Rahul Mehra for Delhi informed the Court, “For now it may be left, because the Central Government is now taking care of everything – the tankers, containers, etc. We are better placed than before.”Amicus Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao explained that the tankers were not simply stuck but being used by Rajasthan, to which the Court directed that either way an official statement had to be filed to this effect by the Centre.Adv. Nidhi Mohan Parashar for the Centre said, “The last update from our end is we had written to Rajasthan to return but they had refused.”The court directed them to take precipitative action in that case but said that the issue had to be closed one way or the other.TagsDelhi High Court Covid-19 Facility Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai issue further warning over scam targeting businesses

first_img Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By admin – November 12, 2019 Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Gardaí have issued a further warning to business owners to be aware of a new scam doing the rounds.These scams, called invoice or CEO scams, target businesses by asking them to change their payment details to a service provider via emails that are designed to look like they come from a legitimate source.On today’s Nine til Noon Show Community Garda Slot, Garda Grainne Doherty says these scams are having a huge impact on businesses that fall victim to them:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Gardai issue further warning over scam targeting businessescenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMoney and TV stolen from apartment in LetterkennyNext articleCentral Bank to contact consumers on dual pricing experiences admin Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more