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International Energy Insurance Company (INTENE.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgInternational Energy Insurance Company (INTENE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about International Energy Insurance Company (INTENE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the International Energy Insurance Company (INTENE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: International Energy Insurance Company (INTENE.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileInternational Energy Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products and services to the energy sector. The company covers oil and gas, engineering, motor vehicle, bond and finance guarantees, money risks, fire and allied perils, burglary and house breaking, personal accident, goods in transport and life insurance. International Energy Insurance Company Plc was established to focus entirely on the energy sector. The company’s security is backed by a consortium of local and foreign re-insurers coupled with its technical partners Marsh Limited and AON Corporation in London, United Kingdom. AON is currently rated the leading Global Reinsurance Brokers. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. International Energy Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgDaar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Communications sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileDaar Communications Plc is a broadcasting company in Nigeria that develops, produces and markets television and radio entertainment and news programmes for markets in Africa and the United Kingdom. Television news and entertainment networks in its company portfolio include AIT Television, AIT International and AIT Sport as well as DAARSAT, a Pay-TV service on a digital streaming platform. The company’s radio station is Raypower 100.5Fm which promotes socio-political, economic and cultural issues. Daar Communications Plc has its own television production operation in Nigeria. The company was established in 1988 and is a subsidiary of DAAR Investment Limited. Its company head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Daar Communications Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Down 17% in a month, should you load up with BT for that 7% dividend yield?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 27th January, 2020 | More on: BT-A 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. Over the past month, the BT (LSE: BT.A) share price has dropped by around 17%. At 171p, it’s getting close to revisiting the low of 158p it set last August.Nobody can tell what will happen next with the telecoms stock. But one possibility is that the downtrend established since the end of 2015 may continue – watch out for new lows in the price for confirmation of that scenario playing out.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…Trends tend to continueOver the years, studies have revealed that shares are more likely to continue a trend than they are to handbrake-turn and reverse direction. And that applies whether the trend is down or up.To me, that’s a valuable insight if we are engaged in a contrarian investment strategy. Going against the herd and investing in stocks that are down on their luck can be fraught with difficulty.I reckon it’s common for contrarian-minded investors to enter a trade based on their own analysis of a company’s fundamentals only to see their investment plunge as the downtrend in the share price continues.However, there’s not much danger of me attempting to buy shares in BT today based on my own analysis because I can’t see any catalyst on the horizon that could change the outlook. More astute investors than me may have some insight that leads them into the stock, but for me, the evidence must be face-slappingly obvious.For example, I would want to see early signs of improving trading and finances or a company news announcement that changes the game in some way. And there’s no sign of that with BT, to my eyes. Indeed, the company has a ton of debt, Capex has been rising, and City analysts following the firm expect revenue earnings and cash flow to stagnate further and remain broadly flat.Dividend set to dropHowever, one thing that looks likely to move is the shareholder dividend, and not in a good way if you hold the stock. On the share research website I looked at, the forecast for the trading year to March 2021 shows the dividend down about 21%. If that happens, the forward-looking dividend yield is running near 7%.But is it worth picking up some of the shares to harvest the dividend income, perhaps while waiting for a turnaround in the business and the share price? Not to me. My basic test for a decent dividend-led investment is that there’s a record of annual rises in the dividend supported by generally rising cash flow, earnings and revenue. BT fails that test.On top of that, though, I’d wait for ‘confirmation’ from the share price before taking a contrarian position in any share. In other words, some evidence that the downtrend might be over. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Down 17% in a month, should you load up with BT for that 7% dividend yield? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

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Here’s why I’ve been buying the FTSE 100 this week

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Here’s why I’ve been buying the FTSE 100 this weekcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. The FTSE 100 has been on a wild ride in 2020. The index started the year trading at 7,600. It then rallied to nearly 7,700 before beginning its descent.In just a few days at the end of February, the UK’s leading blue-chip stock index lost around 1,000 points.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 FTSE 100 joined other indexes around the world as they sold off on concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The good news for investors is that, since the beginning of March, it seems as if markets around the world have stabilised.That being said, there’s no telling if volatility will return. We just don’t know how severe the COVID-19 outbreak will ultimately become. And that’s the big question.Still, if you’re saving for retirement, or have a long-term investment outlook, trying to predict what’s in store for the stock market over the next 12 to 24 months is a waste of time.Many happy returnsWe know that over the past 120 years, the UK stock market has produced an average annual return of 5.5%, after inflation. This period includes two major world wars and multiple economic recessions and depressions. It also covers the Spanish flu pandemic, which killed 50m people worldwide after WWI.As noted above, we don’t know what impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on the global economy and healthcare system. But, history gives us some guide as to the type of returns investors can expect if they invest with a long-term perspective.That’s why buying the FTSE 100 at current levels could be a good investment. There’s no telling which direction the index will take in the short term, but over the long run, historical returns suggest the index can produce an annual return of 5.5%, or more.Compound interestAt this rate of return, an investment of £100 a month for 30 years would grow to be worth £92k. That’s assuming the money is left alone, and the power of compound interest is left to work its magic.What’s more, multiple studies have shown that trying to time the market is a waste of time. As it’s impossible to tell what’s in store for the market in the near term, it’s just as impossible to pick the bottom.That means no matter how much time and effort you spend trying to predict what the future holds for the market, the forecasts are almost sure to be incorrect.In other words, there is never a right time to buy stocks. You should just invest whenever you can. Over the long term, it won’t matter whether you bought the index at 6,500 or 6,400. What matters is time in the market.A scratch on the recordThat’s why it could make sense to buy the FTSE 100 right now. As long as the global economy continues to expand over the longer term, the index should produce positive returns.From a long-term perspective, the current volatility is nothing more than a scratch on the index’s performance record. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Are these 2 of the best cheap FTSE 100 shares to buy before the ISA deadline?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images 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! 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. With the deadline approaching for this year’s ISA allowance, I’m on the hunt for the best UK shares to buy. Should I add the following FTSE 100 stocks to my shares portfolio today?Left on the shelfThe behaviour of the Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price during the past month has been startling. It plummeted after the retailer decided to pay an eye-popping special dividend to its shareholders, pulling value out of the company. Plenty of UK share investors have been happy to stick around though, partly as they think Tesco’s brilliant online proposition should deliver big profits in an increasingly digital marketplace.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…I have to say that I’m not so sure. Established operators like Tesco face an increasingly competitive landscape, both in the physical and online realms, which threatens to keep eroding their customer bases and thin margins. Last week, Amazon opened up a new front in the battle by launching the country’s first till-free supermarket in London.It’s true that, on paper, Tesco offers plenty of value for money. It trades on an ultra-low forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 0.2. Its corresponding dividend yield of 4.5% beats the broader prospective average for UK shares by a full percentage point, too. Still, as a long-term investor, I’m looking past these attractive figures and thinking about the company’s murky outlook further down the line. I’ll be happy to leave this supermarket on the shelf right now.A better UK share to buy?I think Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is a much more attractive share to buy following recent price weakness. This UK gold mining share fell to its cheapest since June because of the falling metal price. Bullion values have also slipped to their lowest for nine months below $1,700 per share as optimism over the economic recovery has boosted demand for riskier assets. Rising US Treasury yields haven’t helped demand for the yellow metal either. World Gold Council data shows holdings in global gold-backed ETFs fell 2% month-on-month in February.Gold prices could remain on the back foot, too, if positive news over the economic rebound lessens demand for safe-haven commodities. This would damage profits at Polymetal and pull the share price lower too. But there are reasons why precious metals prices could spike again as well. The total number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is rising, casting a cloud over the economic recovery. There are also increasing concerns about booming inflation as central banks keep rates low and continue with quantitative easing.As for Polymetal itself, the Russian mining giant has a collection of top-quality assets from which it plans to steadily raise production over the next few years. Though the threat of rising labour and materials costs could hamper profits growth, I think the picture is bright. At today’s prices the company trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of nine times and carries a big 7.9% dividend yield. I think it’s one of the most attractive cheap income shares to buy on the FTSE 100 right now. 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.center_img Royston Wild | Sunday, 7th March, 2021 | More on: POLY TSCO Are these 2 of the best cheap FTSE 100 shares to buy before the ISA deadline? See all posts by Royston Wild John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

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Blitzboks keen to inspire nation like Nelson Mandela, says Cecil Afrika

first_imgSouth Africa will sport Madiba-inspired shirts at Cape Town sevens, writes Oliver Pickup Earlier in the week, the 16 captains of the countries competing in the Cape Town Sevens visited Robben Island, where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars, before the fall of apartheid.Cecil Afrika, the country’s all-time point-scorer – having amassed 1,430 hitherto, he has the fifth most in history – believes wearing the Madiba shirt will boost the home side’s chances of victory this weekend.The 30-year old, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury, but is on track to return to action early in the New Year, told Rugby World: “It is very, very special. I can’t really put it into words. It shows the legacy (Mandela) he has left in our country. Hopefully the boys can go out on the Cape Town Stadium pitch and inspire people, and give them hope.” Related: Tokyo Olympics sevens scheduleAfrika, named sevens player of the year in 2011, is committed to helping grow the game, and on Wednesday attended a HSBC-Tag Rugby camp in Cape Town where “over 200” youngsters enjoyed an introductory session. “It’s a phenomenal way to teach the guys about rugby,” he said. “It’s about identifying space, creating space, and it is a great initiative to allow the kids to enjoy themselves while understanding rugby’s bigger picture.”He states that the success of national team – overall winners of the last two HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – will encourage more South African youngsters to pick up a ball and try out the sport.Victory this weekend, at a sold-out Cape Town Stadium, which holds 55,000 people, will certainly help capture youngsters imaginations. However, somewhat surprisingly, it’s now been three years since Neil Powell’s team triumphed on home soil, in the inaugural event. New Zealand were crowned champions last time, as the Blitzboks claimed the plate, and in 2016 Powell’s side were edged out 19-17 by England in the final.Tagged: Cecil Afrika at a tag rugby event (HSBC)Following an under-par, sixth-placed finish in Dubai last weekend, the South Africans will have to improve considerably if they are to make it third time lucky in Cape Town, especially with Pool A also containing All Blacks Sevens, Samoa and Zimbabwe. Afrika urged the crowd to play their part and roar on the hosts.Related: Sevens survey raises concerns over welfare“As a South African sevens player, you only get one opportunity a year to play in front of your home crowd, your family, friends, and loved ones,” he said. “You just want to go out there and make them proud. It’s an unbelievable atmosphere when you play in front of your home crowd, with people screaming your name, making noise.”He added: “It just gives you that extra motivation to get up off the ground, track someone, make a tackle, and keep on playing. Ultimately without their support none of us would have been where we are today.” If, come Sunday evening, the South Africans, wearing their Madiba shirts, manage to finish on top, it will trigger an almighty celebration in Cape Town – and, given the circumstances, who would bet against Powell’s side?Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Blitzboks keen to inspire nation like Nelson Mandela, says Cecil AfrikaThe late, great Nelson Mandela will be front of mind at Cape Town Stadium this weekend, where the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series takes place – not least because the host country’s players will be wearing special-edition shirts inspired by the former South African president.The unique green-and-gold jerseys, designed as part of the Mandela 100 initiative to mark what would have been his 100th year, have a striking pattern that includes the protea flower (the symbol of sport in South Africa) and jumping springboks, influenced by the bright and colourful ‘Madiba’ shirts he wore.The outside of the collar shows the Nelson Mandela 100 logo, while the inside features the quote “sport has the power to change the world” – a famous quote by Mandela from 1995, after the Boks World Cup win. Only 527 of the Madiba shirts have been made, and the first 27 have been handed to members of the Blitzboks squad. Blitzboks hero: Cecil Afrika running in a try during last season last_img read more

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Churches mobilized as Sri Lanka floods death toll passes 200

first_imgChurches mobilized as Sri Lanka floods death toll passes 200 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding in the country’s Southern and Sabaragamuwa regions. On May 31, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center said that 202 people had died as a result of the devastating floods and landslides caused by severe rains that have hit the country since May 26, when Cyclone Mora hit the island.Full article. Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted May 31, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Asia Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing 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 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

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1 in 5 UK adults have volunteered during lockdown

first_img  768 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 4 June 2020 | News 10 million UK adults have volunteered during the Covid-19 crisis, with more than three-quarters (78%) saying they plan to continue their volunteering efforts after the lockdown.Legal & General’s Isolation Economy study, conducted by Cebr, found that one in every five UK adults (19%) has volunteered their time for community-level activities or organisations since the start of the lockdown on 23 March. This includes nearly a quarter (23%) of furloughed workers, and represents the equivalent economic value of £357 million a week according to the report.67% of volunteers are helping with grocery shopping for others and a quarter (26%) have collected and delivered medicines or prescriptions. 16% of those donating their time have volunteered to make calls to people to help combat loneliness. According to the study, all of this activity is separate to the actions of those people serving in the formal NHS volunteer programme.Age-wise, more than a fifth (22%) of those aged between 35 and 54 have been volunteering, along with 18% of over-55s. Millennials, while the least likely to volunteer (17%), gave up the most time – an average of 3.5 hours a week on grocery shopping and 4.4 hours if volunteering in other ways.Nigel Wilson, CEO at Legal & General said:“Being more isolated has made us also more inclusive. Britain’s community spirit has doubled down in lockdown, forging an informal army of volunteers who are now a key part of our national infrastructure in the crisis. Individuals and families have come together and created new ties across communities, cutting across age, income and circumstances.“We have become a nation of volunteers during the Covid crisis. And – judging by the millions who plan to continue after the lockdown – it is a change that is here to stay.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 1 in 5 UK adults have volunteered during lockdown Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19 research Volunteering 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 www.thepurplepim.com.  769 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisementlast_img read more

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International Students Perspectives on 2016 Presidental Election

first_imgNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Twitter Facebook Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleFort Worth earns 100 for LGBTQ inclusivenessNext articleTCU VGP (Ep. 09 – Halloween, Kingdom Hearts Collection and more) Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGStext only International Students Discussion Panel (Photo courtesy – Sam Bruton) Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Brandon Kitchin Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/center_img Linkedin Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin + posts Twitter printThey came from different countries, but all agreed the ramifications of the November election will extend beyond the United States.“Whoever wins needs to have an understanding of why immigration occurs,” said Aranxta Soto, a Venezuelan student studying at TCU. She was part of a panel of international students discussing the presidential election and issues like immigration.About 60 people attended the discussion, which was sponsored by International Student Services and the Department of Journalism. In addition to Sota, the panel included: Yannick Tona of Rwanda; Ohimai Ojeikere of Nigeria; Clemence Paiement of Haiti and Canada; Phat Do of Vietnam; Samira Jubis of El Salvador; and Wilson Silva of Brazil.The students discussed issues raised by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well how their countries view the election. Dr. Kristie Bunton, dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, moderated the discussion.Jubis said the election, to her, is not about gender but about the weighty responsibilities of the office. If Clinton wins “her task would be to work with Congress,” which is fractured, she said. “We don’t only have two main parties, but there’s also segregation within the parties.”Paiement, speaking for her native Haiti and Canada, said Haitians have a bad history with the Clintons, but for Canada electing a woman is considered a big deal.Nigerians want the next president to combat terrorism, said Ojeikere. He also said the president should be willing to help Nigeria grow its fledgling democracy.Commenting on media coverage, Tona said the news media had lost its place as a check and balance.Soto criticized the media for focusing on how the candidates attack each other instead of policies issues. Soto said he believes the focus is on the attacks because they generate ratings.Do questioned claims of election fraud, which the Trump campaign has used as a talking point for weeks.“The election is not rigged,” said Do. “If it was rigged, there’s no reason why the Obamas would try so hard to campaign. They look seriously scared” of a Trump presidency.Silva said both Brazil and the U.S. have significant income inequality. He said political divisions in Brazil caused people to make rash decisions about who they supported. He worried Americans could be doing the same.All the panelists urged voters to cast their ballots.“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Ojeikere. “America is still a beacon of light to everyone.”Paiement dismissed the notion that the U.S. is lacking.“Your country is great, ” Pavement said, “so don’t let no one tell you to “Make America Great Again”.” ReddIt Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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‘The Bottom Line’ coming up

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest West Texas AGD Board MembersThe West Texas Academy of General Dentistry will present “The Bottom Line” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, 800 W. Fourth St.Dr. Gordon Christensen will present the course. It gives summaries that help attendees interpret the ongoing advancements in the field. WhatsApp Local News west texas academy of general dentistry logo By admin – April 20, 2018 center_img Facebook ‘The Bottom Line’ coming up Pinterest Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes ready to show more in playoffsNext articleGUEST VIEW: Latest seed merger is a blow to family farmers and ranchers admin Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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