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Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$304.36K (GHS1.75M). An average of US$25.36K (GHS146.17K) per month.Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


5 UK shares I reckon could bounce from lockdown lifting

first_img 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. 5 UK shares I reckon could bounce from lockdown lifting Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now unveiled his step-by-step plan to end England’s lockdown restrictions. Some UK shares that were hit by the coronavirus pandemic have already started to rise. Here are five UK shares that I’d buy in my portfolio, as I think they could rise further from the lifting of lockdown restrictions.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…AirlinerseasyJet shares have been volatile throughout the pandemic but I reckon now could be a buying opportunity. The company has a strong brand and focuses on short-haul flights rather than long-haul journeys. I think many will want a quick getaway this summer and short haul flights will be in demand. Any negative news about the restrictions will impact the share price. For now, easyJet can weather the storm, but any delays in lifting lockdown could mean it may need further liquidity.IndustrialsI have written about Rolls-Royce shares a few times now. I reckon this UK share could benefit from the lockdown lifting.The company derives over 50% of its revenue from manufacturing and servicing engines for the airline industry. To me, it makes sense that as the airlines start to see an increase in travel demand, Rolls-Royce shares should increase too. Approximately 20% of Rolls-Royce’s revenue is derived from defence contracts with the UK and US governments. It has a strong order book and 2021 forecast sales are well covered. I like the revenue stability and visibility this division offers.If air travel doesn’t pick up as Rolls-Royce expects it will in the second half of 2021, the business and shares are likely to suffer. The company will likely have to raise further capital, which may not be viewed favourably by investors.RetailNext shares have weathered the coronavirus storm well. I think this is due to its online sales, which account for over 50% of earnings. But it still has a portfolio of retail stores that have been temporarily closed.I reckon the shares could rise further with the prospect of revenue generation from its stores. In my opinion, Next has a strong brand and offers consumers a diverse range of products.Any delays in lifting restrictions will mean Next’s stores will have to stay closed further. This means it will continue paying rent on closed shops, which aren’t generating any revenue. It may even have to delay paying down its debt.TravelTUI shares were one of the victims of the pandemic but I reckon now is a great buying opportunity. The company is in a good operational position to meet the pent-up travel demand. I like that TUI is a leading tourism group with a strong brand. The risks with TUI shares are its debt pile. If the lockdown restrictions persist, the company may require further financial support. I reckon this will place further emphasis on whether it can pay its debt down and impact the stock negatively.BeveragesI like Diageo for its diversified portfolio of beverage brands. I think it offers the company some permanence and durability.The pandemic has hit the business. But as pubs, bars and restaurants start to open up, consumers will be able to socialise and drink again. Diageo shares should rise on the back of this.The risks are that if restrictions persist then less people will be drinking beverages. This could impact Diageo’s revenue, profitability, and dividend prospects. Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more


Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every Tri-Nations match wherever you are

first_imgRugby Championship live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show the Tri-Nations. All matches will kick off at 7.45pm in Oz apart from Argentina v New Zealand on 14 November, which will get underway at 5.10pm.The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.If you don’t want a long-term contract, you can also stream games live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fast show: Two Australia v New Zealand fixtures kick off the Tri-Nations (Getty Images) Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandWith the Tri-Nations taking place in Australia, the tournament is morning viewing for viewers in the UK and Ireland – and Sky Sports will be showing all six matches.Pumas power: Argentina start their Tri-Nations campaign on 14 November (Getty Images)If you don’t have a Sky contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because a Now TV pass allows you to get instant access to 11 Sky Sports channels. It’s £9.99 for a Day Pass if you just want to watch one match or £33.99 for a month, which would allow you to watch more rugby from the southern hemisphere over the coming weeks.Get a Now TV PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when a Tri-Nations match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from EuropeCanal+ has the rights to show the Tri-Nations in France while Sky Italia airs matches in Italy and Switzerland, with kick-offs an hour later than in the UK. Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South AfricaThe Springboks may not be taking part in the Rugby Championship this year but if you want to watch the other southern hemisphere teams in action in the Tri-Nations, tune into SuperSport in South Africa, with most matches kicking off in late morning.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South AmericaIf you want to keep track of the Pumas and the Tri-Nations from Argentina or elsewhere in South America, ESPN has the rights.ESPN3 will also show Tri-Nations matches in the USA.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from AsiaIn Japan, J Sports have the rights to show Tri-Nations games while Rugby Pass will show matches in other parts of Asia.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you’re in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ will have live coverage of all this year’s Tri-Nations matches. New Zealand is two hours ahead of Australia so kick-offs will be later in the evening.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The tournament has a different look for 2020 but you won’t want to miss any of the action Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every Tri-Nations match wherever you areThe Rugby Championship returns this weekend, albeit in a different guise. The withdrawal of defending champions South Africa means that in 2020 it will be a Tri-Nations tournament featuring Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.The Tri-Nations will be played over six weekends from 31 October to 5 December, with the opening two rounds also part of the 2020 Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks.Then the Pumas play their first Test since last year’s World Cup, against the All Blacks on 14 November.2020 Tri-Nations Fixtures (UK & Ireland kick-off times)October 31: Australia v New Zealand (8.45am, ANZ Stadium, Sydney)November 7: Australia v New Zealand (8.45am, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)November 14: New Zealand v Argentina (6.10am, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)November 21: Argentina v Australia (8.45am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)November 28: Argentina v New Zealand (8.45am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)December 5: Australia v Argentina (8.45am, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)If you want to keep track of the southern hemisphere’s premiere international competition, here is how you can watch the matches wherever you are…How to watch the Rugby Championship when abroadIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Rugby Championship coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNlast_img read more


Groupe de travail «relations» de l’archevêque de Canterbury plans Saison…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Des plans provisoires pour une saison du repentir et de la prière dans l’ensemble de la Communion anglicane l’année prochaine ont été proposés par le Groupe de travail qui a été créé après le Rassemblement des Primats en 2016. Ce temps de repentir et de prière commencerait par la publication d’une prière spécifique et s’étendrait de la Pentecôte à la fin de 2019.Le Groupe, qui s’est réuni à Londres cette semaine, a annoncé que la saison se concentrera chaque semaine sur une province particulière. Les ressources d’accompagnement seront rassemblées et distribuées par le bureau de la Communion anglicane.Monseigneur Ian Ernest, Évêque de l’Océan indien, qui a présidé la réunion de cette semaine, a expliqué que la saison serait le don de la Communion à un monde en souffrance.« Nous sommes conscients des difficultés et des souffrances. Le monde connaît la déchirure. La Communion anglicane a également eu ses difficultés et ses déchirures. »« Alors, notre réponse, c’est notre croyance que la prière nous aidera à grandir et à aimer malgré les différences. Notre croyance, c’est que nos différences ne mènent pas nécessairement à la haine, mais que la prière peut nous amener à la guérison là où les relations se sont détériorées. »« Nous savons que nous sommes tous appelés à être des instruments d’amour et de pardon, de droiture et de vérité. »Établi en 2016 par l’Archevêque de Cantorbéry à la demande des Primats, le Groupe de travail a pour mission de restaurer les relations, de renforcer la confiance et la responsabilité mutuelles, de guérir les conséquences de la souffrance, et d’explorer des relations plus approfondies. Il a présenté un rapport provisoire sur son travail lors du Rassemblement des Primats qui s’est tenu à Cantorbéry en octobre dernier.Mgr Ian a indiqué que le groupe travaillait maintenant sur des actions concrètes qui reflétaient son mandat d’aider la Communion à « cheminer ensemble » malgré les différences. Il a exprimé son espoir que le temps de prière aiderait également à créer une dynamique en vue de la Conférence de Lambeth de 2020.Le groupe a dit que sa prière pour la Communion avait été un écho de la prière du Christ qu’« ils soient tous un… pour que le monde croie », et qu’elle continuerait de l’être… et que l’unité du groupe, sa vie et son témoignage « s’appliqueraient sans cesse à demeurer dans la volonté du Christ. » Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Mar 27, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Groupe de travail «relations» de l’archevêque de Canterbury plans Saison de la repentance et de la prière Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more


Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election

first_img Follow the news on Uganda Receive email alerts UgandaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionViolence March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Ugandan media regulator’s ultimatum to journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the blocking of social media platforms and messaging apps in Uganda since yesterday, two days before the presidential election. It constitutes a serious obstacle to the freedom to inform and caps the intense crackdown on media and journalists that has marked the entire electoral process, RSF says. News News Posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who is running for his 6th presidential term are seen on a wall in Kampala, Uganda, on January 4, 2021. SUMY SADURNI / AFP Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News RSF_en Uganda’s Internet service providers were ordered to block access to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Signal and Viber. The directive was issued by the communications regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission, in a letter seen by several news agencies.The campaign for this election – in which pop singer Bobi Wine has emerged as the leading threat to a sixth term for Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president since 1986 – has seen a fierce crackdown on dissent that has not spared journalists.The order to block social media came one day after Facebook said it was closing a dozen accounts held by government officials and supporters, including the president’s press spokesman, because they were being used for fraudulent activity designed to manipulate the public debate.“Whether a deliberate act of censorship or a puerile reprisal, this decision is going to further worsen conditions for an open, pluralist and transparent public debate that is essential to the election’s credibility,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Disconnecting social media is also going to contribute to the election’s isolation and constitutes another stage in the crackdown on the freedom to inform that has been carried out in recent weeks.”Several incidents marked the final months of 2020. A shot fired by a policeman at very close range hit the journalist Moses Bwayo in the face as he was filming Bobi Wine supporters on 5 November. Two days before that, Paddy Ankunda, a military intelligence officer, referred to foreign journalists as CIA agents in tweets that were later deleted. Three Canadian journalists with CBC News who had come to cover the campaign were deported on 29 November.In all, RSF has logged some 40 press freedom violations in Uganda since the start of November, including eight arbitrary arrests of journalists and 21 acts of aggression against them.Uganda has fallen 23 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since the last presidential election in 2016 and is now ranked 125th out of 180 countries. News Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges January 13, 2021 Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election UgandaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionViolence December 17, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Average price of agricultural land in Donegal falls by 18%

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleTory community reiterate they will be rejecting Queen of Aran ferryNext articleTeenager charged with murder of Karol Kelly in Derry News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – March 8, 2018 Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Average price of agricultural land in Donegal falls by 18% The average price of agricultural land in Donegal has fallen by 18% despite national prices being at a 3 year high.The average price of agricultural land was €6328 an acre last year, down from the 2016 figure of €7724.The biggest sale recorded last year in Ireland was in Donegal with the sale of An Grianan Estate, Burt for €17.4 million in July.The latest report has also revealed that Donegal was one of four border counties where supply fell last year,Anthony Jordon, Property Correspondent with Irish Farmers Journal and editor of the report says there is a clear decline in UK buyers since the Brexit vote:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more


Full steam ahead for P&O demerger plan

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Full steam ahead for P&O demerger planOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today This week’s stock market reviewPeninsular & Orient (P&O), the British maritime group has announcedproposals to de-merge its cruises business and create a separate group toenable it to concentrate on its logistics activities. The company plans to listthe new group in both the UK and the US stock markets. The news went down well with the City and the company’s stock priceaccordingly steamed upward. Many commentators have long regarded P&O asundervalued at about £6bn gross market capitalisation and the proposedseparation of its cruises division is seen by many as the most logical way toimprove the market value of the company. Already, analysts have already put avalue of between £5bn and £7bn on the company’s cruises business. On that basis, the market expects the combined share price to cruise toabout £14 soon. P&O chairman Lord Sterling has said he thinks things shouldbe plain sailing from now on.Feds shut off BP Amoco’s pipelined acquisitionBP Amoco’s ambition to acquire US oil company Arco has been dealt a severeblow with the news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US will seekto block the takeover transaction through the courts. The latest development promptly sent the share price of both companiestumbling. BP Amoco, the second largest stock in the UK by marketcapitalisation, fell sharply but City analysts expect both stocks to recoverquickly from last week’s setback. The companies also said in a joint statement that they are prepared to go tocourt to fight to rescue the $27bn merger being derailed by the FTC. Theprospect of litigation means BP Amoco can expect to foot legal bills in excessof $100m but the company says it is prepared to mount a vigorous defenceagainst the FTC’s proposed action.Telecoms sector braced for flurry of takeoversShares in the telecoms sector rocketed last week, hard on the heels of acrash in the stock price of BT’s stock price. It’s good to talk but last weekit must have been painful for BT to think about what hit its share price. letalone to talk about it. Speculation is rife about big takeovers and mergers engulfing the sectorsoon. Companies in the frame are City of London Telecommunications, Energis andTelewest. All three stocks have surged in value. Potential raiders include Deutsche Telekom of Germany and Level 3Communications of the US. Although many bargain-hunters have been piling intoBT, some have fled and gone to the smaller players in the sector inanticipation of bigger gains should the companies be taken over.VodafoneAirtouch and Mannesmann have at last buried the hatchet and agreed tomerge. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Utah NCAA Volleyball Roundup: 8/24

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNAMPA, Idaho-Sierra Bauder netted a team-best 18 kills and 20.5 points as well as a .519 hitting percentage as the Biola Eagles outlasted Dixie State 3-2 at the Northwest Nazarene Tourney in NCAA women’s volleyball action. Hannah Doonan had 16 points to lead the Trailblazers, while Megan Treanor had a team-best 16 kills for Dixie State and Jordyn Nelson’s 31 assists also led the Trailblazers in the loss.LAS VEGAS-Swedish national Filippa Hansson posted nine kills and 11 points and the Long Island-Brooklyn Blackbirds swept Southern Utah 3-0 Friday at the UNLV Invitational in NCAA women’s volleyball action. Natalia Rivera of Cayey, Puerto Rico added 17 digs for the Blackbirds while Austrian national Kora Schaberl had a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage for Long Island in the sweep. Janet Kalaniuvalu had a team-best 13 kills to pace the Thunderbirds in defeat.DAVIS, Calif.-Kristen Allred amassed 10 kills on a .391 hitting percentage and the Utah Valley Wolverines stymied Holy Cross 3-0 at the UC Davis Aggie Invitational in NCAA women’s volleyball action Friday. The Wolverines were excellent in hitting ratio, outhitting the Crusaders .264-.120. Seren Merrill was also solid for Utah Valley, posting a team-high 12 digs and a service ace for the Wolverines.SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Mikaela Nocetti amassed 20 kills, 18 digs and 20 overall points as the Sacramento State Hornets blitzed Utah State 3-1 Friday in NCAA women’s volleyball action at Colberg Court. Bailey Downing’s 10 kills led the Aggies in the loss. August 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah NCAA Volleyball Roundup: 8/24 Tags: Bailey Downing/Filippa Hansson/Hannah Doonan/Janet Kalaniuvalu/Jordyn Nelson/Kora Schaberl/Kristen Allred/Megan Treanor/Mikaela Nocetti/Natalia Rivera/Seren Merril/Sierra Bauder Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more


Industry faces too much regulation, claims leading regional agent

first_imgHome » News » Industry faces too much regulation, claims leading regional agent previous nextRegulation & LawIndustry faces too much regulation, claims leading regional agentSue, who with her partner John runs one of Belvoir’s most successful offices with 13 staff, slams the problems red tape causes for agents.Nigel Lewis5th November 20200899 Views Award-winning Belvoir agent Sue Warburton is one of the company’s most successful operators but like many agents, despite the current boom raging within the housing market, she is worried that red tape is starting to become a significant burden for many businesses.“The continued increase in legislation is something we all understand is needed to improve standards.“But it has downsides too – colleagues become more fearful of the consequences of getting things wrong.“This has been particularly the case when dealing with student tenancies, an area of our business which has grown over the last 18 months.“We see the guidance that student housing advisors produce, and it’s not helpful.“Belvoir Leamington Spa won The Negotiator Awards for Best Letting Agent in 2018 and 2019, but despite this, students and their families can still see us as one of ‘the bad guys’.”Have landlords been exiting the rental market in your patch?“We’ve been fortunate and it hasn’t affected us too badly, but we’ve seen a number of landlords wanting to sell up.”How do you attract new landlords?“We make great use of social media and digital marketing so we feel we are well placed in this respect.”How do you find about changes in the law?“As a Belvoir franchisee, we get support and updates from Belvoir.  We also use Propertymark.  Even with this level of support behind us, we find there is still a gap.“We need access to a helpline that gives us practical advice from people with practical letting agent experience – and more than a quick response by telephone, and that includes from HF Assist.”Read more about franchising.Sue and John Warburton HF assist Leamington Spa Belvoir November 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more


Top 10 Wins For The American People With The Financial CHOICE Act

first_imgThe Financial CHOICE Act will replace the failed Dodd-Frank Act with reforms that will deliver:MORE ACCOUNTABILITYProtecting consumers and growing our economy requires accountability from both Washington and Wall Street. That’s why accountability is at the heart of the Financial CHOICE Act. It imposes the toughest penalties in history for financial fraud, it puts Washington’s financial regulators on budget, and requires rules to pass a cost-benefit test and holds them accountable to Congress for major regulations.NO MORE BAILOUTSDodd-Frank did not end “too big to fail.” Hardworking taxpayers still remain on the hook for Wall Street risk-taking thanks to Dodd-Frank’s bailout fund.The Financial CHOICE Act ends bank bailouts and “too big to fail” once and for all. There will be bankruptcy — not taxpayer-funded bailouts — for financial firms that fail. A “no more bailouts” policy also lays the foundation for a more resilient, stable financial system that creates economic opportunity for all Americans.MORE ECONOMIC GROWTH, MORE JOBS AND A MORE RELIABLE FINANCIAL SYSTEMDodd-Frank’s excessive regulatory complexity has produced a less resilient financial system and stifled economic growth.By reducing obstacles to credit and capital, the Financial CHOICE Act strengthens our financial system and promotes a dynamic economy with more jobs, higher wages and faster growth. These reforms “will allow the private sector to fuel economic growth in our 21st century economy,” the Small Business Investor Alliance said.MORE CHOICES FOR CONSUMERSThe “regulatory taxes” imposed by Dodd-Frank are passed on to consumers in the form of increased fees, fewer products and services, and more limited credit options. For example, since Dodd-Frank became law, the share of banks offering free checking accounts has fallen by almost half.The Financial CHOICE Act gives consumers more choices and options when it comes to credit, providing access to products and services they want and need.  Consumers must be vigorously protected not only from fraud and deception, but also from the loss of economic opportunity and freedom.HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESS, AMERICA’S JOB CREATING ENGINEEven President Obama’s Small Business Administration director admitted Dodd-Frank’s regulations hurt small business lending. “Small banks have been laden with excessive costs and confusion from overlapping regulations, which are getting in the way of their ability to make small business loans,” she said.The Financial CHOICE Act includes numerous provisions — many of them strongly bipartisan — to eliminate unnecessary regulations in order to provide small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs greater freedom to innovate, grow their businesses, and create jobs in our communities.MORE CERTAINTY SO WORKING AMERICANS CAN PLAN THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURESThe best way for the Federal Reserve to help the economy is by adopting a transparent, strategy-based policy strategy that will provide more predictability for the American people. But currently, the Fed’s so-called “forward guidance” is vague and leaves hardworking taxpayers uncertain as they attempt to plan their financial futures.By promoting a more predictable and transparent rules-based monetary policy, the Financial CHOICE Act provides a stronger foundation for economic growth than the Fed’s improvisational approach of recent years.A MORE LEVEL PLAYING FIELDDodd-Frank didn’t end “too big to fail,” but it did create “too small to succeed.” Unlike big banks, community banks can’t afford the armies of lawyers and compliance officers it takes to sort through Dodd-Frank’s red tape. This creates an uneven playing field. Since Dodd-Frank became law the big banks are bigger and the small banks are fewer. The Financial CHOICE Act provides desperately needed regulatory relief for Main Street banks and credit unions. This will help level the playing field and allow community financial institutions to devote more time and resources to meeting customer needs and free up resources for lending.MORE SAVINGS FOR WORKING AMERICANSThe Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule will cost working Americans billions of dollars in lost retirement savings. The Financial CHOICE Act repeals this misguided, unnecessary, and excessively complex regulation that makes it harder for working Americans to save and invest for retirement, college, and their future.MORE FINANCIAL OPTIONSThere are numerous provisions in Dodd-Frank touted as “investor protections” that actually increase costs, including rules that force companies to waste money on burdensome requirements rather than using that money to grow, thrive and create jobs.The Financial CHOICE Act will amend and eliminate provisions that restrict financial opportunity and investment options for hardworking Americans and make it harder for businesses to create good-paying jobs.A MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT FEDDespite its failures during the run-up to the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve gained extraordinary new powers thanks to Dodd-Frank but no corresponding increase in its transparency or accountability to the American people.The Financial CHOICE Act protects the Fed’s independence when it comes to the conduct of monetary policy, but demands greater oversight, accountability and transparency at the nation’s central bank. For example, the Financial CHOICE Act requires an audit of all aspects of Federal Reserve operations — not just those that the Fed wants us to see. This is a necessary antidote to the secrecy and lack of transparency that have characterized the Fed for far too long.This information was compiled by the House Financial Services Committee and can be access on the committee’s website here: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more