first_img CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider whatsapp whatsapp AvivaThe insurer has hired Helen Hislop as chief financial officer and Patrick Dixneuf as chief operations officer for its European arm, with effect from 1 January. Both will be based in Paris, and will work under EMEA chief executive Andrea Moneta. Hislop replaces Tim Harris, who has moved to Aviva as deputy chief financial officer, and joins from General Electric’s global banking division. Dixneuf joins from Allianz, where he was head of group operations.MercerKim Honess has joined the consultancy’s health and benefits business as head of flexible benefits, and will be based in the firm’s London office. She has over 13 years of experience in employee benefits, most recently at Towers Watson where she worked as head of flexible benefits consultants. Before this, she held various roles at Gissings and Paymaster. Clifford ChanceThe magic circle law firm has elected Malcolm Sweeting as its next senior partner, to replace Stuart Popham when he stands down from the role in January. Sweeting has been a partner at the firm’s finance practice since 1990, and during his tenure has acted as leader of the London banking group and as a member of the partnership council. His notable transactions include De Beers’ $18.7bn privatisation, the financing of Sir Philip Green’s bid for Marks & Spencer and the recent $16bn refinancing of CEMEX’s debt. Berwin Leighton PaisnerThe law firm has appointed structured finance lawyer Lucy Oddy as a partner within its London team. Oddy joins from Clifford Chance, and has a broad range of experience with UK and pan-European structured finance deals including work with Lloyds, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. BLP has also recently hired Matthew Kellett as managing partner of the finance department. He has previously worked at Linklaters. Bircham Dyson Bell The law firm has hired Nick Holland as head of contentious trusts and estates. He joins next week from Solomon Harris, a Cayman Islands-based law firm, where he held a similar role. He is qualified to practice law in several jurisdictions including British Columbia, Ottowa, the Cayman Islands and England and Wales. Share Thursday 4 November 2010 10:13 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img Show Comments ▼ Monday 24 January 2011 9:02 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceItsTheVibeThe Cutest 1980’s Stars Are Now In Their 60s, This Is Them NowItsTheVibeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutPast FactoryThis 1960’s TV Quiz Is Stumping Everyone!Past FactoryGameday News40 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports HistoryGameday NewsDefinitionTop 25 Reality TV Shows That Are Completely FakeDefinition Share FINANCIAL TIMESFSA CHIEF SEEKS NEW SAFEGUARDSThe head of the Financial Services Authority has called for a “radical rethink” of consumer protection in the UK, including the possible imposition of fee caps and bans on some retail financial products. The regulator has historically adopted a “light touch” approach for the regulation of financial products, emphasising full disclosure, but the financial crisis and a series of mis-selling scandals have forced politicians and regulators to reconsider.DEFENCE FIRMS TARGET US SPENDINGA market facing severe cuts in government spending is not usually an attractive prospect for new entrants. But, over the past month, UK companies have been rushing to grab a slice of the US defence market despite news earlier this month that US defence spending will fall by $78bn (£49bn) over five years.BARCLAY BROTHERS TO BUY HOTELSSir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, owners of the Telegraph Media Group, are poised to take a controlling stake in three of London’s most prestigious hotels including Claridge’s. The publishing and property entrepreneurs are set to raise their stake in the parent company of Maybourne Hotel Group to 60 per cent with the acquisition of the interest of Derek Quinlan, the Irish property tycoon.WALL STREET’S BULLISH MOOD BACKWall Street continues to chug forward, dragging other markets with it, in spite of signs of a weakening risk rally evident in last week’s wobbly trading. The FTSE All-World index is up 0.6 per cent, and many commodities are again in demand, with tin hitting a record, as the dollar weakens. The S&P 500 in New York is up 0.6 per cent.THE TIMESBANKS TO CUT SWITCHING TIMESBanks are planning to offer to make it much easier for customers to switch accounts in an attempt to head off more draconian measures from the Government to boost competition. The big lenders are considering investing hundreds of millions of pounds each to bring in measures that would cut the time it takes customers to switch banks to between one and two weeks.ADVISER BACKS THE ASSAULT ON F&CThe activist shareholder fighting for boardroom control at F&C Asset Management has won influential external backing. Institutional Shareholder Services, previously RiskMetrics, urged F&C’s owners to vote for Ed Bramson as chairman at a special meeting next month. It has also supported the call by Sherborne, for a further change at the top.The Daily TelegraphOPEC TO BOOST OIL OUTPUTSaudi Arabia has promised that oil cartel OPEC would boost oil supplies to meet demand and maintain healthy spare capacity as rising prices continued to send alarm around the world. Ali al-Naimi, the kingdom’s oil and energy minister, quoted studies showing world oil demand would grow by 1.5m to 1.8m barrels of oil per day this year, or around 2pc. BG GROUP TO INVEST IN DEEPWATERBG Group is to invest $10bn (£6.26bn) in Brazil over the next decade as it seeks to accelerate the development of the country’s deepwater oil fields. The company is aiming for an output of 400,000 barrels of oil a day by 2020, which would make it Brazil’s second biggest oil producer after the state-run energy giant Petrobras. The plans were revealed by Nelson Silva, president of BG Brazil.THE WALL STREET JOURNALFRANCE PROPOSES WAYS TO UP YUANFrance said China’s yuan should be included in the International Monetary Fund’s basket of currencies that fund members use as a reserve asset, a proposal it says is aimed at edging the Chinese currency closer to its true market value. FACEBOOK ALTERS TOOL IN GERMANYFacebook Inc. ended a long running privacy dispute with German regulators by agreeing to change the way it handles the personal data of non-users of the social network via its “Friend Finder” feature.The compromise, which Facebook agreed to implement in Germany, resolves legal proceedings that data-protection officials in the German city-state of Hamburg launched against the social networking giant in July. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content What the other papers say this morning last_img read more

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first_imgTake a hikeCoincidentally, perhaps, at the same time that the Commission was in receipt of the advice on Football Index, McArthur was himself taking to the stage at a conference put together by the law firm CMS to issue a warning to the assembled industry executives, lawyers and consultants. Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Legal Licensing Regulation None of this is denying that responsible gambling isn’t an issue which needs to be addressed by the GB gambling regulator. But McArthur’s public health obsession made it look like this was all the Commission was concerned about. Those in the industry who believed problem gambling was “simply a fact of life and cannot be changed” needed to “find another job,” he portentously intoned from the stage But not anyone from the industry or, indeed, the author of the unsolicited report. The Commission protested last week that it had launched a formal review of Football Index last May and that at the time it saw no grounds for suspending the company’s licence. It said it “utilised expertise from across the Commission itself as well as that of a QC”. After lambasting the industry in recent years for what he clearly saw as its neglect in the realm of responsible gambling, it was a basic failure of regulatory oversight that appears to have done for his own tenure in the top job. Legal & compliance This warning consisted of a report into the firm which suggested it was effectively a pyramid selling scheme and that when user growth declined or stopped altogether – as it finally did earlier this year – then the company would quickly be in trouble. Regions: UK & Ireland Particularly when, according to a report in The Guardian, it was given warning by industry sources that Football Index was in trouble over a year before the liquidity issues that went on to engulf the company. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The collapse of the football stock market was the straw that broke the back of Neil McArthur’s controversial tenure as chief executive of the GB regulator and underlined his consistent failure to grasp the nuances of his job, writes Scott Longley. The collapse of Football Index does few any favours and the anti-gambling lobby were quick to use it as a stick to beat the Commission and DCMS. Of course there have been no links drawn on the Commission’s part between McArthur’s departure and Football Index entering administration, but the timing is certainly noteworthy. Well, one of those nuances was understanding how consumers can be harmed in ways other than as part of a concocted health crisis. And lo, what should come along soon enough after his comments? A crisis with a Gambling Commission-licensed firm where some informed leadership and a bit or proper regulatory oversight might have saved many consumers hundreds and perhaps thousands of pounds. Whether an ombudsman would have made any difference in the case of Football Index is moot. But what is certainly true is that McArthur’s obsession has done no one any favours: not the Football Index players, not the sector, not the minister in charge and not the Commission itself. The next chief executive at the Commission will certainly have a job on his hands, coming as it does while we are in the midst of two very important consultations – on affordability and, of course, the Gambling Act review. The task is to negotiate some very choppy waters. Waters that were in part stirred up by the words and deeds of their predecessor. 24th March 2021 | By contenteditor Normally when someone leaves a high-profile post there are the usual blandishments about wishing them well in their next endeavours. In this instance, though, the gambling industry might well find it convenient to be elsewhere when the best-of-luck card does the rounds.Scott Longley has been a journalist since the early 2000s, covering personal finance, sport and gambling. He has worked for a number of publications including Investment Week, Bloomberg Money, Football First., eGaming Review and Gambling Compliance. Scott now runs his own editorial consultancy, Clear Concise Media, and writes for a number of online and print titles. There is perhaps an irony to the departure of Neil McArthur from the post of chief executive at the Gambling Commission. But in this, for once, they are right to be angry. Sure, regulators can’t stop bad business plans from being hatched and even launched. It has arguably, also, counted towards the masking of problems elsewhere at the Birmingham-based body, not the least of which was a lack of communicativeness and a tardiness in responding to licensees and their representatives on licensing issues. There is a theory that the Football Index scandal makes a Gambling Ombudsman all but inevitable. Certainly, the Commission is now under even greater scrutiny from a government that will be unhappy with having a scandal dumped on its doorstep. Experts by experience – sorry, those with lived experience – are apparently only needed by McArthur’s Commission in the area of gambling harms; when it comes to other aspects of the sector, it appears to have preferred taking a more Govian stance. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter But in its oversight across the whole sector, the regulator should be able to spot when there are problems developing among any of its licensees. Tags: Gambling Commission Neil McArthur Football Index DCMS Commission chief takes the rap for Football Index failure To these eyes, and perhaps to those of the Culture department secretary of state Oliver Dowden, it very much looks like McArthur – encouraged no doubt by also-soon-to-depart chairman Bill Moyes – concentrated his focus on flawed notions of problem gambling as a public health menace to the exclusion of other equally important aspects of the job. As this column said at the time, if McArthur was struggling to understand the nuances of his job, then it was right to suggest that perhaps he was in the wrong job. Email Addresslast_img read more

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first_imgUnga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgDigicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDigiCut Production & Advertising Limited is a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom and is a full service advertising agency and public relations consultancy company. It was established and started operations in 2010 as part of the former Ghana Media Group until 1st October, 2014, when it stepped out re-strategized to take the ever-increasing advertising and PR needs of Groupe Nduom companies and its clients in Ghana. The company was subsequently re-registered as a public limited liability company after the decision of the Shareholder and Board of the Company to go public and raise funds for its operations on 19 December 2017.last_img read more

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first_img Wales put their Twickenham nightmare behind them at the Principality Stadium, running in nine tries to secure a record win and condemn Italy to the wooden spoon in this year’s Six Nations. There was no slow start this time as Wales attacked in waves from the off and led 27-0 at half-time. George North was deservedly Man of the Match, showing a real sharpness in his running game, but there were threats across the park for Wales. Italy scored two second-half ties, through Guglielmo Palazzani and Gonzalo Garcia, but by that point they were well on the road to a heavy defeat. Warren Gatland’s side were happy to take risks in this game – the question now is whether they will play the same, more open style in New Zealand in the summer.WHAT’S HOT…Sense of adventure – Wales were embarrassed for an hour at Twickenham last week and they clearly had a few points to prove. There was nothing conservative about Wales’ attack in this match, offloads flying from all directions (George North’s back-handed one for Jamie Roberts’s second-half try was a beauty) and the hosts even launching attacks from their own 22. One such move resulted in a well-worked first-half try for Jonathan Davies as Wales had spotted the space out wide while after the break George North scythed his way through Italy’s defence from his own half. Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams, Ross Moriarty (two) and Gareth Davies were the others who crossed the whitewash.Opening act: Rhys Webb crashes over to score Wales’ first try. Photo: Getty ImagesThere was far more freedom to their play as they looked to keep the ball in hand and spread it wide, rather than rely on their aerial kicking game to generate scoring opportunities. It wasn’t perfect – there were more than a few dropped passes and question marks of a forward pass in the build-up to Biggar’s try – but it was refreshing to see more ambition in their play. If they are to have any chance of winning a Test in New Zealand in June they need to show this sort of variety in their tactics rather than the continual use of multiple up-and-unders and hard runners.The crowd – This may have been a dead rubber in terms of the title, what with it being decided a week earlier by Scotland’s win over France, but the packed Millennium Stadium was a riot of colour. Alongside the large swathes of red were plenty of Italian fans, the ones in front of the press box with curly wigs emblazoned with the colours of the Italy flag particular favourites. They were all in fine voice and delivered a fantastic atmosphere to what had become more of a low-key occasion.Happy day: Jonathan Davies celebrates – as did the crowd throughout. Photo: Getty ImagesDavid Odiete – The full-back was the one shining light for Italy in Cardiff. He may be slight but he’s a dangerous runner, stood up well in defence and stepped in at scrum-half when Guglielmo Palazzani was sent to the sin-bin in the first half. He almost notched a length-of-the-field score, too, but despite touching down, play was brought back for a Wales penalty inside Italy’s 22.WHAT’S NOT…Italy – There was little expected of Italy before the tournament but the narrow defeat by France in round one raised a little hope. Their final two games of this Six Nations have extinguished all of those glimmers, though. Hammered by Ireland last week and Wales this, it looks like Italian rugby needs an overhaul – and fast. Jacques Brunel’s reign is now over and should, as expected, Conor O’Shea be named their new coach, he will under no illusions as to the task that lies ahead.Yes, Italy have been hampered by injuries in this tournament and there do have talented players; Gonzalo Garcia, Edoardo Gori and Michele Campagnaro have shown ambition in attack during the championship and, of course, there are the unwavering abilities of Sergio Parisse. But their discipline must improve and they still need to find a fly-half who can consistently deliver at Test level. There’s much work ahead for the Azzurri.Consolation try: Gonzalo Garcia touches down for Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesLack of a play-off – Following on from the Italy point, the Six Nations organisers must seriously consider opening up the championship to the likes of Georgia and Romania. This is not just simply being raised because Italy are propping up the table – similar questions have been raised when Scotland or Wales have been struggling in previous years. If rugby is truly committed to growing the sport, there has to be something for the lower-tier nations to aspire to.Straight promotion-relegation might be too big a step for now, but surely a play-off between the bottom-placed Six Nations team and the winners of the European Nations Cup (ENC) is a good option? Georgia beat Romania 38-9 today to claim Europe’s second-tier competition in front of a 50,000 crowd in Tbilisi. Add in their RWC 2015 performances and they could give Italy a run for their money. There are complications as the ENC competition runs over two years not one, but simply starting the process of opening up the tournament to other teams would be a step in the right direction.Leading figure: Do Sergio Parisse’s Italy deserve to keep their Six Nations place? Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS17 – The number of carries made by Jamie Roberts, nearly double Italy’s top carriers. Tommaso Allan and Oliviero Fabiani made nine each. High five: George North of Wales breaks to score his team’s fifth try. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 143 – The number of metres made by George North, the only player to make it to three figures.12 – The number of line breaks made by Wales compared to three by Italy. 25 – The number of offloads made by Wales compared to eight by Italy.Wales: L Williams; G North, J Davies, J Roberts, H Amos (G Anscombe 49); D Biggar (R Priestland 59), R Webb (G Davies 64); R Evans (G Jenkins 51), S Baldwin (K Owens 51), S Lee (A Jarvis 59), B Davies (J Ball 59), L Charteris, D Lydiate (capt), J Tipuric (R Moriarty 17), T Faletau.Tries: Webb, Biggar, J Davies, Roberts, North, Williams, Moriarty 2, G Davies. Cons: Biggar 5, Priestland 3. Pens: Biggar 2.Italy: D Odiete; L Sarto, A Pratichetti (K Haimona 36), G Garcia, M Bellini (L McLean 34); T Allan, G Palazzani (A Lucchese 65); A Lovotti (M Zanusso 65), D Giazzon (O Fabiani 47), M Castrogiovanni (D Chistolini 47), Q Geldenhuys, V Bernabo (J Sarto 47), F Minto (A Steyn 59), A Zanni, S Parisse (capt).Tries: Palazzani, Garcia. Cons: Haimona 2.Yellow card: Palazzani (19min)Referee: Romain Poite (France)Man of the Match: George North (Wales) Attendance: 74,000For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. A round-up of what’s hot and what’s not from Wales’ final Six Nations game of 2016 against Italy in Cardiff last_img read more

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first_imgMonday Dec 8, 2014 Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road Brad Thorn rolled back the years as he scored a try for Leicester Tigers in their 25-21 victory over defending European champions Toulon at Welford Road. The win keeps their qualification hopes alive and ends the French sides nine-match winning streak.Owen Williams kicked Leicester to victory as the only try of the game was scored by Thorn, still scoring tries at the now vintage age of 39-years-old. Williams picked up a personal points haul of 20, with his conversion and six penalties.Bryan Habana and Drew Mitchell both scored well taken tries for Toulon, but it was Williams’ Man of the Match performance with the boot that got the 2001 and 2002 champions the win.Leicester Tigers’ Richard Cockerill said that while winning at home is great, taking on the European champions in their own backyard in next weekend’s Round 4 clash will be a massive challenge.“It’s a great win. It is the best we have probably played for 18 months,” he said. “It will be twice as hard to go there and win next week. Toulon will be really cheesed off, and it really doesn’t get any more difficult than that.”Watch the rugby World Cup to see more of these stars in action next year.These highlights are in French but you can view short, English highlights on the official sitecredit: total rugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Facebookcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! University Hospital LimerickMORE than 400 incidents of abuse were recorded in hospitals operated by the University of Limerick Hospitals Group over the past two years.Responding to a  Freedom of Information request from the Limerick Post, the Hospitals Group confirmed that 352 of the incidents were recorded at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and almost half of them involved nursing staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A total of 427 incidents were recorded at  UHL, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Hospital during 2017 and 2018.212 of the incidents involved members of the nursing staff, who were by far the most affected group.Mary Fogarty of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said that as nurses make up the greater population of staff in hospitals, the fact that they were involved in the greater number of incidents was to be expected.“However, the figures are not helped by people under pressure and we have serious concern about how people are supported.“Nurses are often the first point of contact, the first person and last person you see in the hospital, and would take a lot of discontent. Some incidents would go reported and some not,” Ms Fogarty told the Limerick Post.Of the five hospitals in the group, UHL recorded the most incidents, with 352 being recorded in total, 61 of which occurred in the accident and emergency department, followed by 57 occurrences in ward 2C where ear, nose and throat patients are treated.The figures show a significant increase in incidents over the two-year period, with 191 recorded in 2017 and 236 in 2018.226 of the incidents were of a physical nature, which includes physical abuse, assault, and harassment.Responding to the figures, a UL Hospital Groups spokesperson said that they take all incidents of assault and aggression on any party very seriously.“The data supplied should be interpreted with caution if being presented outside of the wider context of any long term trends, national or international comparators and reporting mechanisms.“Nursing and midwifery are the largest group of healthcare workers at UL Hospitals Group and they operate on the front line, which would explain why the number of interactions good or bad is higher in this group.”“Training and supports are made available to all staff by UL Hospitals group, including how to manage challenging or aggressive behaviour in the workplace,” the statement concluded. Previous articleNugent calls out Fianna Fáil ‘doublespeak’ on scramblersNext articleLimerick has 98 children in emergency accommodation Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsHealthNurses top list of abuse targets at UL hospitalsBy Cian Reinhardt – January 24, 2019 1151 Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL TAGShealthINMOLimerick City and CountyNewsnursingUniversity Limerick Hospitals Group Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

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first_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb February 9, 2021 1,108 Views As a pandemic continues to prevent consumers from spending on vacations, entertainment, dining, and the like, more discretionary funds are going toward home improvements and the stock market. Members of The Conference Board — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights think tank — expound on this and more of their findings in the U.S. Consumer Dynamics Report: Q4 2020.The Q4 survey confirmed that, overall, “pandemic-related forces” (more time at home, reduced opportunities to spend, and enhanced fiscal support from the government) continue to shape consumer behavior in the United States.”The booms and busts of a few unlikely ‘meme stocks’ have grabbed recent headlines, but the rise of individual investors tells a broader story about spending habits during COVID-19,” said Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher at The Conference Board. “Trends like low interest rates and declining debt concerns — alongside below-normal spending on vacations and out-of-home entertainment due to pandemic restrictions —have left a portion of Americans with more disposable income and fewer ways to spend it.”While consumer spending shrank in almost every category of the survey during the fourth quarter of last year, the share of Americans spending discretionary money on stocks and home improvements rose.The authors say historic declines in the relative cost of housing have fueled a decline in spending on essentials.”In Q4 2020, the share of US consumers’ budget devoted to housing costs fell to 18%, a record low and down −3.5 percentage points compared to Q2 2020. Plummeting rental rates in city centers, rent abatements and cuts, temporary rent and mortgage non-payments, and historically low mortgage rates all drove this decline,” the study showed. “With these housing savings, total spending on essential goods and services (including food/beverage at home, routine transportation, education, and medical) fell −4.1 ppts in Q4 2020 compared to Q2. Consumers shifted their spending, in large part, to discretionary products (+3.8 percentage points).”Not surprisingly, most respondents named the economy (26%), health (18%), or job security (9%) as their top concern for the upcoming months. Of note, the researchers said, is that the focus of all three dropped in Q4 from Q3/Q2, the early months of the COVID-19 crisis. ‘Historic Declines’ in Housing Costs Steer Consumer Spending Home / Daily Dose / ‘Historic Declines’ in Housing Costs Steer Consumer Spending The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles Previous: Urban Exodus Isn’t a Nationwide Phenomenon Next: Declining Delinquency Rate Points to ‘Increasing Stabilization’ in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Consumer behavior Consumer Spending Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Consumer behavior Consumer Spending 2021-02-09 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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