Deloitte sees revenues lift

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NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgNicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Euromillions! I think these FTSE 100 stocks are a better bet

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I must admit, the concept is brilliant and almost irresistible. By simply purchasing a single ticket for £2.50, you are in with a shot of winning an extremely large chunk of money.But this is not without faults. The chances of winning the jackpot are extremely slim, with the odds being one in 138,838,160. To put this remoteness into perspective, the BMJ puts the odds of being struck by lightning at one in 10,000,000.5G 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…With a Euromillions draw twice a week, spending £2.50 on each line can soon add up. If you purchase two lines for each draw, you would have spent £40 a month with almost no chance of a return.Instead, I would rather get rich by buying shares in quality UK companies.By investing through a Stocks and Shares ISA, you will not pay tax on any gains (rising share prices or dividends), up to an investment threshold currently set at £20,000 a year.By purchasing stocks, you have a shot of getting rich from dividend payments and growth in the value of the share price. If you use your dividend earnings to acquire more shares, you could potentially supercharge the size of your portfolio. This is known as compounding and over the long term, it is an incredibly powerful force.What do I look for when I am assessing shares?I want to find companies with a good management structure, a competitive advantage against its rivals, and a strong track record. Over time, I fancy the chances of these types of companies growing.I think I have found two businesses here that both tick all of the boxes.Reckitt BenckiserIn a bear market, I favour consumables companies with a strong portfolio of brands. I believe that low-cost quality branded items will always find a way into customers’ baskets.I feel this is the case with Reckitt Benckiser’s brands, which include Calgon, Durex, Nurofen, Dettol and Veet.The Reckitt Benckiser share price has taken a bit of a hammering over the past three years, dropping by 16%. Despite this, profit-before-tax has remained fairly constant and its revenues have actually grown. I feel that the market is currently undervaluing this one.Currently, its share price has a price-to-earnings ratio of 17 and a prospective dividend yield of 2.75%, meaning now could be a great buying opportunity.UnileverLike Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is another consumables company that has a strong portfolio, owning brands such as Dove, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite and Vaseline.I believe it is a quality company, and traditionally, Unilever’s share price has always reflected this. However, in this bear market, I am hopeful that now could present the ideal buying opportunity for value investors.In the past six months, the stock price has dropped by 14%. However, its price-to-earnings ratio, at 20, is still on the rich side.Now that Unilever has a prospective dividend yield of 3.25%, this could be an ideal share for investors looking for a second income stream.With the market appearing to be on a downward spiral, I will be waiting for Unilever’s stock price to drop more before buying! See all posts by T Sligo Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Forget Euromillions! I think these FTSE 100 stocks are a better bet 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. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. 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. T Sligo | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: ULVR last_img read more

The Rolls-Royce share price has plunged 62%! Would I buy this FTSE 100 share now?

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This time, it has earned the unfortunate distinction of being the fastest FTSE 100 faller today as I write. But a steep decline in the Rolls-Royce share price may be just the entry point for an investor keen on the stock. The big question looming in my mind is this – is it a good idea for a long-term investor to buy the stock?I’d wait for some time, is my short answer. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Rolls-Royce share price will fall furtherThere are three reasons for this. One, its recent fund-raise has implications for the share price. It just got a go-ahead for its rights issue from shareholders. While this has been in the works for the past month, the voting is completed only now. The rights issue will reduce the Rolls-Royce share price automatically, in any case. And the price has already fallen fast today. I want to see how this situation develops further before making a call on buying the stock. Rolls-Royce faces lockdown dragNext, there’s no end to the lockdowns in sight. And there’s no coronavirus vaccination in sight either. It’s reasonable to assume that civil aviation isn’t exactly coming back with a bang for the rest of 2020, unless we get a Christmas miracle. RR’s biggest business involves supplying to the sector. It follows that Rolls-Royce’s business will remain lacklustre for some time. This, in turn, will show up in its share price. Too much volatilityThe Rolls-Royce share price may show spurts of increase, like it has done in recent weeks. But instead of this going in RR’s favour, that only makes it more volatile. This is the third time I’m writing about the stock in the past four weeks. The impetus for it each time is a glaring change in share price, which I think interests you, the reader and investor. The upsideI see Rolls-Royce’s appeal. This is a great opportunity to buy a piece of one of the best known British brands, with a long legacy that represents quality. With patience and a really long time-frame, buying the RR stock right now might not be a bad idea. In fact it could turn out to be the best contrarian play in retrospect. I say this as someone who has invested in easyJet’s shares, knowing full well the risk that goes with that. If an investing portfolio is mostly majority defensive stocks, I think peppering it with cyclical plays, like RR, may just be the extra boost it requires over time. When the stock market is back and the economy booms, things could look very different. But I’d have to bide my time, and also be prepared for a total loss. So, anyone who prefers to play safe — I totally get it.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Champions Cup: Stars of Round One

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Champions Cup rugby was back with a bang this past weekend and though it was tinged with huge sorrow at the tragic loss of a person so dear to the rugby community, it delivered a fitting farewell to Anthony Foley, a who gave so much of himself to the European competition.There were tries galore in the Champions Cup, moments of great skill throughout and a fair number of dramatic finishes, as the competition came alive to fill northern hemisphere fans with optimism ahead of the arrival of the southern hemisphere sides next month.We take a look at some of the most impressive performers from the opening round of the tournament.Jonny Gray, Glasgow WarriorsThe 22-year-old lock was at the heart and centre of Glasgow’s remarkable 42-13 victory over Leicester Tigers at Scotstoun on Friday night. The Warriors dominated Leicester physically from start to finish, breaking the gain-line at will, proving a wall of steel in defence and showing brutal efficiency at the breakdown, with Gray pivotal in particular to those last two areas.Wise beyond his year: Jonny Gray put in another talismanic performance against Leicester TigersTaking charge of all forward-related matters with the referee, Gray looked every inch a future captain of Scotland in a composed and domineering outing. If he wasn’t already on Warren Gatland’s mind – he probably was – then he certainly is now and the Kiwi’s selection dilemmas at lock continue to intensify.Louis Picamoles, Northampton SaintsA lot gets made of the lack of French players at Montpellier and Louis Picamoles gave Jake White a memorable reminder as to what French players can bring to the mix. The No 8 was the perfect combination of physical grit, relentless determination and Gallic flair, as he rampaged through the Montpellier defence on more than one occasion.Powering on: Louis PIcamoles has been a big hit at Franklin’s GardensHis tackle-breaking and offloads, not to mention his 102 metres with ball in hand, led Saints to a priceless win at Franklin’s Gardens and it was a showing made all the more special for the Frenchman by the fact it was against his first professional club.Joey Carbery, LeinsterThe New Zealand-born fly-half looked at home at the highest level of European rugby, as he shone in his Champions Cup debut against Castres. The former Ireland U20 player showed no signs of nervousness as he guided Leinster to a comfortable 33-15 victory at RDS.Too hot to handle: Joey Carbery is emerging as an exciting talent at LeinsterHis effectiveness at attacking the gain-line as a carrier brought plenty of success and allowed Leinster to hurt the retreating Castres defence. Probably the biggest compliment you can pay Carbery is that Leinster didn’t miss Jonathan Sexton at all on Saturday. The first round of the Champions Cup brought showcased talent from all over Europe. Here are seven players who caught the eye There were plenty of candidates from Clermont’s impressive back line but the sheer work rate of Bardy was exceptional on Sunday afternoon and played just as pivotal a role in his side’s victory over Exeter Chiefs as any of the more eye-catching attacking players did.Showing his class: Julian Bardy had a classy game against Exeter ChiefsBardy led the game with 25 tackles and his eight carries were more than any Clermont forward not named Fritz Lee, whilst his desire to get from breakdown to breakdown was tiring just to watch. The Portuguese flanker is one of the globally unsung heroes of the Auvergne but if they have their intentions set on lifting the Champions Cup this season, Bardy will be instrumental in that goal. Owen Farrell, SaracensAnother fly-half who excelled, Owen Farrell was imperious in his first game back from injury, directing Saracens to a very impressive 31-23 victory over Toulon at Stade Mayol, a stadium which has been an impregnable European fortress for the French side in recent years.Passing time: Owen Farrell looks to set off the Sarries backlineFarrell lasted the full 80 minutes, consistently put runners through holes in the Toulon defence, kicked 16 points and compacted the width of Toulon’s attack with his blitz pressure on opposite number, François Trinh-Duc. The fly-half showed no signs of rust after his extended, injury-enforced offseason and his performance will have delighted Eddie Jones, even if the Australian is reluctant to give out too much public praise.James Davies, ScarletsThe Olympic silver medallist was a destructive breakdown force against Sale Sharks on Saturday night and did as much as he could to warrant consideration from Rob Howley for Wales’ squad for the November internationals.Cut above: James Davies played superbly against SaleWhether he was pilfering Sale’s ball, securing quick Scarlets ball for his brother and Scott Williams to work with or acting as a link man in the loose, Davies was on top form at Parc Y Scarlets. The Welsh region have a mountain to climb with Saracens and Toulon in their pool, but performances like this from Davies give them a puncher’s chance, at the least.Bundee Aki, ConnachtNot only was Aki the standout man in Galway on Saturday, he was one of the top two or three performers across the entire competition in the opening round. He was the archetypal dual-threat centre, keeping the Toulouse defence on their toes with his running and his distribution.Touchdown: Bundee Aki put in another strong performance against Toulouse for ConnachtThe Toulouse defenders struggled to keep Aki wrapped up and his offloads helped spark the Connacht attack and allowed the province to record a memorable comeback after a significant first half deficit. He wrought havoc for his province on the weekend and they will need him to maintain that form if they are to have a shot at the quarter-finals.Julien Bardy, Clermont Auvergnelast_img read more


first_img 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. Tagged with: Awards Individual giving  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 October 2008 | News  35 total views,  1 views today NSPCC DRTV advert Advertisement A £2 a month regular giving appeal. This is one of five videos shortlisted in the The Gold Star for Excellence in Fundraising DRTV Awards 2008, hosted by the International Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Protests fight Michigan prison conditions

first_imgPrisoners at the Marquette Branch Prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula held a mass boycott of the facility’s cafeteria on May 24. More than 700 of the 1,100 low-security inmates united in this action to protest the awful food provided by Trinity Corporation. Immediately following this nonviolent action, prison officials locked down the entire facility for 24 hours.Similar actions against bad food had occurred the previous months at the Kinross, Chippewa and Cotton Correctional facilities, all located in Michigan.The Michigan Department of Corrections cancelled its contract with Aramark Foods last fall, replacing it with Trinity because of numerous concerns. Prior to December 2013, prison food services were provided by state workers. Trinity’s performance, as shown by the numerous protests, may even be worse.Political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney was able to call his supporters after the lockdown ended on May 25. He told them that there are “maggots and rat feces in the food. It’s disgusting food and the quantities are inadequate. We believe that the Department of Corrections is getting kickbacks from Trinity.” ­( Pinkney has vowed not to eat prison food while at the prison. He says he will subsist on quarterly packages of food from a vendor supplying prisoners and paid for by his spouse.Since the May 11 appeal on his 2014 conviction has been “held in abeyance” until the Michigan Supreme Court rules on a different case, Pinkney faces a likely minimum of one more year before being eligible for parole. The Michigan Court of Appeals denied him bail again in late May.On June 8, Marquette-area ABC TV10 News broadcast a story about the May 24 food protest. Rev. Pinkney was able to call in to the station for a short powerful interview. ( Prison officials retaliated by barring Rev. Pinkney from contact with the media.A protest supporting LGBTQ prisoners was held outside MDOC headquarters in Lansing on May 26.In other prison news, supporters of gay and trans prisoners at the Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson have been directing protests to MDOC Director Heidi Washington for mistreatment of LGBTQ prisoners. Seven prisoners filed grievances under the federal Prisoner Rape Elimination Act, citing years of harassment by guards and administration inaction. Retaliation against these prisoners soon followed, including three transfers and disciplinary action.Letters and calls to Director Washington continue as word of the mistreatment spreads. (517-241-7238; Heidi Washington, Director MDOC, 206 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing MI 28909)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Resistance in Lima’s popular district: Peru after President Vizcarra’s dismissal

first_imgLima, PeruThe economic crisis is hitting Peru hard, especially in Lima’s working class sectors called “settlements” where there are hundreds of people’s “ollas,” or food kitchens. People are also organizing to deal with the pandemic, and to face a political crisis that exploded on Nov. 9. It is a process of resistance often invisible to the big media.People’s kitchens feed the hungryThe ollas have multiplied in Lima during the months of the pandemic. It is estimated that there are more than 800 in the city, principally in the poorest areas. They were created to confront the hunger resulting from the economic recession, the collapse of the informal economy and the lack of a sufficient government response to the crisis.In the district of Independencia, in the northern part of Lima, there are 60 ollas. One of them is in the Ermitaño area on the top of the hill, where the city spreads out before our eyes and we see the splendor of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Zoraida Vargas Manya is standing in front of the food kitchen with about 40 people, mostly women. “We started up because of everything we are going through.  We began to meet with all the mothers looking at the need that exists here in our village,” said Vargas Manya, as the neighbors hauled 50-kilo sacks of rice for the next day’s meals.Vargas Manya explained: “The government had said that we should not leave the house. So many people lost their jobs, and many were living from hand to mouth because they could not go outside anymore, including elders and mothers who had gone out to do their everyday work, carrying their children on their backs. “Then came the hunger, and then the olla,” she continued. “They went everywhere asking for food: the Mayor’s Office, the Ministry of Social Inclusion and social organizations. The response has been insufficient,” says Vargas Manya. In front of the olla that feeds 150 people every day from Monday to Friday, she said, “We are all in the same situation, we are suffering for what we don’t have.”Vargas Manya and the residents of her neighborhood joined the protests when Congress ousted President Martin Vizcarra on Nov. 9. “We didn’t agree with the removal of President Vizcarra. How can one corrupt politician depose another?” she asked, referring to the fact that more than half of the current Congress members are charged with corruption.In Ermitaño, they banged pots. They went out to the streets in the center of Lima. “We think that the politicians are only out for their own interests.  That is what they defend. They are not thinking about us, about the people. That’s what I believe,” says Vargas Manya. She expresses a feeling that seems to be widespread among a majority of the population.Mass organizing against COVID-19The organizing in the Independence district was done not only to combat hunger,  but it also created community anti-COVID committees. “We are neighbors who have organized ourselves to coordinate with doctors in the health centers,” says Zulay Reinaga, an organizer of one of the eight committees in the district.The committees were originally proposed by the Ministry of Health, but, in reality, there was none of the necessary follow through. “The Ministry proposed them, but the communities created them,” says Rafael Almonte, a Peruvian physician who received his degree in Venezuela.  He provided the training in the committees to fight against COVID-19. In the committees, health promoters are trained in the neighborhoods to work at the primary care level and learn how to prevent the disease.  Then they explain to the community about the pandemic, how to detect symptoms and how to deal with cases working together with health centers.The presence of the committees has been necessary, said Reinaga, particularly because of the situation in the health centers. “When we have been carrying out the campaigns, we have seen the deficiencies of the Ministry of Health and the municipality,” he said. “We have seen the limitations they have put on the health centers, which lack medicines and equipment that the personnel need to use.The Peruvian health care system’s shortcomings are a major reason for the overwhelming number of cases, with more than 35,000 deaths, and the [second] highest pandemic mortality rate in the world. Victoria Yépez Placencia, head of the district anti-COVID committee, called Túpac Amaru, explains: “We have developed a system to help the population because the health care system is broken.  From the beginning, no primary care was given.  There were many deaths because the state did not have the necessary measures ready,” Medical care for all!Placencia says one of their priorities was to go “to the high areas, which lack access to networks, to the Internet.”  There, they gave “talks in the same settlements with the mothers.  We have encountered the economic problems apart from the COVID problems; 70 percent of Peruvians are informal workers.  With everything shut down, they had nothing to eat, so they had an urgent need to create communal ollas.” [Informal workers are precariously self-employed and/or work day to day, week to week without any legal protections or benefits.]The committees were able to carry out projects of organization and prevention, something Dr. Almonte says is strategic: “People are empowered and they want to know all about health, and health belongs to all citizens.” Coupled with that, an immediate material victory was achieved: “With social pressure we have been able to create a people’s pharmacy next to the town hall with access to cheap products.”Youth take the leadErick Macías, known as Celta, is part of the Plasma Collective. He says, “We do community work in the neighborhoods, in the settlements, in the peripheral areas where many times neither the municipality nor anyone else goes.  We recover the public spaces in those neighborhoods and we activate them with art and culture.”  Celta took part in protest demonstrations after Congress dismissed Vizcarra and appointed as president Manuel Merino, who was forced to resign after five days of massive social pressure. Celta says: “I was there because, more than anything else, it should be our duty for each and every one of us to go and complain about things that we see as unjust.  What we saw in the protests was the police mistreatment of the people who were protesting. They fired weapons. People were injured, even murdered.”After the protests, the collective decided to paint two murals in their area, Tahuantinsuyo, which is part of the Independencia district.  One mural reads “New Constitution!” and the other one reads “You messed with the wrong generation!” The second mural is a tribute to Inti Sotelo and Jack Bryan Pintado, two young people killed on Nov. 14, when police attacked the demonstration.There are several youth collectives in the district: cultural, artistic and feminist. There are some links between them, although Celta says it is necessary to go further, particularly at a time when the role of youth — called the “failed generation” or the “generation of the bicentennial” —  has proven itself to be decisive in national politics.Many believe that this new generation has a major role to play. Yolinda Quiquia Saez is in the same people’s food kitchen where Vargas Manya participates: “The majority of the population may not have good knowledge, but our young people are more attentive to the realities that are happening in our nation with the Congress and with so much corruption. We must give them the opportunity.” Popular resistance is keyThe people’s resistance, the social organizing, has been key in confronting the overlapping crises of health, hunger and the political instability. Those who lead it have often been made invisible by the big media.  They are women and young people from the humble neighborhoods constructed on the hills by those who come from rural areas in search of work, like Quiquia Saez .In the settlements, people despise the politicians, who campaign in the neighborhoods as candidates for office and then disappear once they are elected. For this reason, and mainly out of necessity, the people decided to organize themselves and to make demands on the state while building their responses [to the crises] independent of any institutional framework. It was the last straw when Congress impeached Vizcarra and they took over the streets and banged their pots in frustration.The needs are great, particularly in the most neglected sectors. The ollas are overflowing with people who need food.  And there is the threat of a probable second wave of the pandemic. In this context, the new government of Fernando Sagasti — the “emergency government,” as he calls it — must succeed in providing concrete solutions. He must give political signals that show that not all political representatives, as people in that neighborhood believe, turn their backs on the people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A caravan of demonstrators on motorcycles ride after interim President Manuel Merino resigned his post, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Merino announced his resignation following massive protests, unleashed when lawmakers ousted President Martin Vizcarra. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)Published Nov. 23 in Sputnik. Translation by Michael Otto.Introduction by Hildegardo Córdova-Aguilar: Peru has a population of  32 million people. Lima’s expanding urban population is approaching 11 million. Millions of workers live in places known as “asentamientos humanos” (human settlements) on the periphery of the historic city center. The settlements grew up on the sides of the surrounding hills during the massive migration and informal urbanization that began in the 1950s. Up to one-third of Lima’s population lives in precarious housing on unstable slopes vulnerable to landslides in the event of the heavy rains that will be inevitable with climate change. In the 1940s, the city’s spread began to encompass the hacienda workers who lived on the edge of the city. Then immigrants from rural parts of the country began to occupy the marginal desert terrain. The city passed legislation in 1960 to legalize the shanty towns. However, later housing developments were not protected by law or provided with infrastructure. The people were left to their own devices. In this context, the neighborhoods were identified as groups of houses occupied by populations lacking water, drainage, electricity, sidewalks, vehicular transit routes, etc.  ( read more

World Vision Ireland Extends Essay Deadline for Children at Home During…

first_imgChildren across the country are encouraged to put pen to paper and write an essay on the theme of ‘How We Can Save Our Planet’ in 800 words or less and send it, with the €2 per entry (per child) fee to: Essay Competition, World Vision Ireland, Rathmines, Dublin 6, by the deadline of the 30th April.Further information on the competition can be found on Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19essayessay writingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRyan turbidyworld vision Previous articleAround The Town: Fergal Nash will give everyone a liftNext articleLimerick band Protobaby bring ‘Hope’ Meghann Scully Advertisement The entries will be narrowed down to the final 10, and celebrity judge Ryan Tubridy will choose the winning essay.“We decided to extend the deadline for this competition to accommodate parents who have little ones at home during the COVID-19 shutdown.” Fiona O’Malley, Director of Communications at World Vision Ireland, said.“Climate change is a great topic to explore with children while they’re spending time at home. We don’t want to cause anxiety, but rather set a positive example of what daily steps we can take to live more sustainably.“Our children will face the impacts of climate change more than any previous generation. Today’s children are tomorrow’s business leaders, decision makers and politicians.“They will be the ones shaping the future of the country, our economy, and our transport systems; so, it’s important that they are equipped with the knowledge of the impact of global warming, and how to tackle it.“We believe this essay competition is a great way to start the climate change conversations in homes across the country, in a positive and creative way.” she explained. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook smartWorld Vision Ireland has extended the deadline for their Climate Change Essay Competition so that children can write essays in their homes, while schools are closed during the COVID-19 shutdown.The charity is calling on children across the country to put pen to paper and enter their Climate Change Essay Competition, which will be judged by Ryan Tubridy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winner will get the chance to meet Ryan Tubridy in the RTE studios (when schools and businesses reopen) and will also win a €500 Smyths voucher.World Vision Ireland’s Climate Change essay competition 2020 is opened until the 30th April for children between the ages of 8 and 18. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsWorld Vision Ireland Extends Essay Deadline for Children at Home During COVID-19 shutdownBy Meghann Scully – March 20, 2020 190 Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more