Passive income ideas I’d use today in the new bull market

first_img 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. Passive income ideas I’d use today in the new bull market Even after the stock market rally in the new bull market, many FTSE 350 shares offer high dividend yields. As such, they could prove to be a sound means of generating a passive income compared to other assets such as bonds.Furthermore, buying defensive companies with robust business models could be a means of enhancing the stability of an income stream. Meanwhile, companies that don’t need to change their business models over the coming years could have greater scope to make rising shareholder payouts.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…As such, buying defensive stocks with stable business models could be a means of maximising income over the long run.Making a passive income from defensive sharesDefensive stocks haven’t been especially popular over recent months. Many investors have instead purchased companies with upbeat growth prospects to make a passive income, or to obtain capital appreciation.As such, the yields available from defensive shares could be relatively high at the present time. Sectors such as tobacco and utilities currently contain many stocks with above-average yields. These may be less susceptible to declines in a tough economic environment.In fact, defensive shares could prove to be a means of obtaining a resilient and growing income return. Their financial performance may be less impacted by what could prove to be an uncertain period for the broader economy. This could also lead to dividend growth. Especially since they may be able to raise prices and shareholder payouts in line with inflation.Buying stocks with stable business modelsThe pandemic could cause some companies to change their business models in response to evolving customer tastes. For example, they may need to shift resources online. Or they may cater to consumers  likely to work from home to an increasing extent in future.Such companies may be more likely to reinvest in their operations, rather than pay a rising dividend. As such, it may be prudent to seek a passive income from businesses less likely to need to change their operating structure over the next few years.Such companies may include consumer goods businesses with established brands, or financial services firms that are likely to maintain their current spread of operations.Although no business model is ever 100% stable and is always subject to change, companies that require modest reinvestment may be a more prudent opportunity to make a growing income return.Managing risks in an uncertain marketAs ever, making a passive income from shares is riskier than holding other assets such as cash and bonds. However, the high yields available in some sectors could make the potential rewards equally high.Though buying defensive stocks with stable business models doesn’t eliminate risk, it could produce a more robust income return. Certainly in what’s currently a tough operating environment for many FTSE 350 companies. 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House In Scottsdale / Allen + Philp Architects

first_img Photographs House In Scottsdale / Allen + Philp ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse In Scottsdale / Allen + Philp Architects CopyHouses•Scottsdale, United States United States ArchDaily House In Scottsdale / Allen + Philp Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132111/house-in-scottsdale-allen-philp-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  7450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Timmerman Photography+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132111/house-in-scottsdale-allen-philp-architects Clipboard 2008 Year:  Architects: Allen + Philp Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Timmerman PhotographyText description provided by the architects. A simple home of the desert, that respects the desert, enhances the site This house, consisting of two parts is gently perched side saddle to the mountain ridge, joining the main slope with a rocky knoll. The two pieces express their two primary uses; the living area a lantern-like pavilion set above the desert floor to minimize the intrusion into the natural desert; the private spaces, solid against the mountain slope sheltered from the desert sun and heat. Save this picture!© Timmerman PhotographyThis house is entered from below by ascending the (metaphorical) canyon stair represented by liquid cast bronze, the desert stone turned up into the surrounding and supporting walls, sky lit above, a glass drapery acting like the desert flora of the canyons. Perched on the knoll the pavilion has 360 degree views of the desert valley, the rocky knoll and the surrounding desert mountains. Living, Cooking and Eating are contained in this pavilion. All interior spaces expand to the outside with surrounding cantilevered terraces and a pool Save this picture!© Timmerman PhotographyBridging the house entry, set tight against the mountain slope the second volume contains rooms for sleeping and privacy. In contrast to the Living pavilion, this piece is more solid, more cave like. Constructed of desert stone turned up as walls, stucco colored to the desert floor and deeply sheltered glass to help embrace and connect to the desert mountain slope. Save this picture!© Timmerman PhotographyMaterials are kept simple and few: concrete, steel, high performance glass, stone with accents of stucco for color and material differentiation. Materials are always separated by reveals or they are treated as layers, overlapping each other, but not touching.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction / Miller Hull PartnershipArticlesPleasantville / MANIFESTOArticles Share Projects CopyAbout this officeAllen + Philp ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesScottsdaleHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 03, 2011Cite: “House In Scottsdale / Allen + Philp Architects” 03 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Britain a nation of charity shop lovers

first_img More than eight out of ten people in the UK have bought something from a charity shop (86%), according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s Charity Street II report.The report shows that charity shopping is more popular among those living in the UK’s most affluent areas, where 90% reported having ever bought an item compared to 82% of people living in the most deprived area.Older people, women and people living in more affluent areas are the most likely to have bought something from a charity shop. People living in rural areas are also more likely to have bought something from a charity shop (91%) than their urban counterparts (84%).More key findings:More than seven in ten people (71%) aged 65 or over bought something from a charity shop last year. This compares to 53% of 18-24 year olds, with people becoming more likely to buy from charity shops as they get older93% of people living in East England have bought something from a charity shop compared to 80% of LondonersWomen buy things from charity shops more than men, with seven out of ten (70%) having bought an item in the past year, compared with just 54% of menThe other most common ways people have used charity services are visiting a charity run gallery museum, garden or stately home (69%); visiting a church or religious institution run by a charity (46%) getting advice or information from a charity website (45%) and attending a university (44%)Susan Pinkney, head of research at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“Gone are the days when there was a stigma attached to charity shopping with our figures showing that people in more affluent areas are on average more likely to be charity shoppers. But crucially, charity shops do not just rely on the shoppers. Their success is built on many different acts of altruism, from those who donate goods to the tens of thousands of volunteers who help to work to run them.” Advertisement Britain a nation of charity shop lovers Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Melanie May | 1 September 2016 | Newscenter_img The report also showed however that while people have used an average of six charitable services in the past year, there is a lack of awareness of which services are provided by charities. Around a quarter (23%) of the population are unaware that the charity services that they or someone in their household used were run by charities. Given a list of 16 services provided by charities, less than one in ten people were aware they were all provided by the voluntary sector.  223 total views,  1 views today  224 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 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.last_img read more

Health care workers resist bigots and bosses

first_imgAntiscientific and right-wing attacks have intensified against efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. — with the U.S. president recklessly recommending bogus “treatments” and fascists protesting social distancing.During an April 23 press conference, President Trump actually suggested treating COVID-19 by injecting people with household disinfectants or giving them internally in some way. Such a “cure” would very likely be lethal.In the 18 hours after Trump’s remark, calls to New York City Poison Control seeking help for exposure to such chemicals — like bleach and Lysol — had almost tripled compared to a year ago. (nbcnewyork.com, April 25)The same week as these killer remarks, protesters across the country — some waving Confederate and Nazi flags — denounced measures to control the spread of the virus recommended by health experts. Organizing and funding for the protests came from white supremacist, neofascist and armed militia groups like the Proud Boys, religious fundamentalists and right-wing, billionaire-funded groups such as the Koch and Coors Foundations. On April 17, Trump encouraged the right-wing protests in an inflammatory series of tweets. (tinyurl.com/yc8pzym7)In response, health care workers are fighting back — for themselves as workers and for people in their care. Throughout March and April, there have been many militant health care worker protests throughout the U.S. for protective gear and safer working conditions.Frontline health workers confront the bigotsIn multiple states within the last week, nurses and other health care workers have physically confronted antiscience right-wingers in the streets.Denver, April 19. [Credit: Alyson McClaran]At the Denver, Colo., Capitol building on April 19, health care workers from local hospitals, wearing green scrubs and protective masks, stood in the streets to block a car and truck caravan of reactionary protesters. The right wingers — in town to denounce the state’s “stay at home” order — screamed antiworker and anticommunist epithets, with one car aggressively bumping against a health care worker.Harrisburg, Penn., April 20In Harrisburg, Penn., half a dozen medical workers from across the state came to the Capitol building on April 20 armed with science and signs. They were there to oppose “ReOpen PA” protesters, most of whom were not wearing protective masks. Some were armed with guns. Katrina Rectenwald, a registered nurse from a Pittsburgh hospital, said people were not understanding the risk: “People come into our hospitals and we can’t even do CPR because we don’t have appropriate PPE [personal protective equipment]. People are dying because we don’t have the correct equipment.” (tinyurl.com/ycq4qyrt)Phoenix, Ariz., April 24.In Phoenix a group of nurses and physician assistants stood in front of the Capitol building on April 24 to oppose a “Patriots’ Day Rally” claiming, among other things, that the virus is a hoax. Intensive care unit nurse Lauren Leander, who has volunteered to work full-time with virus patients, said: “Our main message was that we wanted healthcare workers’ voices to be heard louder than misinformation and fear.” (cnn.com, April 24)Union organizing confronts the crisisThe coronavirus is infecting medical workers at a much higher rate than is being publicly revealed, as an April 17 article in the Los Angeles Times emphasized. Steve Trossman, public affairs director of Service Employees-United Healthcare Workers West, commented: “Because hospitals are not being forthcoming with information on their employees, I am sure there are clusters that nobody even knows about.” SEIU-UHW represents nearly 100,000 health care workers. (tinyurl.com/ybmsbcct)National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the U.S., protested April 21 with a contingent of nurses gathered outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines, they read aloud the names of 50 health care workers dead from COVID-19. One nurse said: “We are here because our colleagues are dying. I think that right now people think of us as heroes, but we’re feeling like martyrs. We’re feeling like we’re being left on the battlefield with nothing.” (tinyurl.com/ybgto6bs)The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has so far refused the NNU appeal to enact an emergency temporary standard to ensure that all health care workers have the PPE needed to do essential jobs safely.In Philadelphia, nearly 130 workers at St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare voted on April 24 to authorize a strike for May 4. The unionized workers, represented by District1199C, were acting in response to management’s total failure to address health and safety concerns of staff and patients.Union vice president Elyse Ford reported that a 27-year veteran nurse has been hospitalized with the virus and is in intensive care. Fifteen percent of staff have tested positive or are awaiting results. (Inquirer.com, April 24)Residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus are not being separated from patients who have not. Sixteen residents have died of COVID-19 at the 180-bed nursing home. Eight more patients have been hospitalized.Union leader Ford stressed: “It’s not that we want to strike, but at some point the employer has to realize that he has to be fair to our members.”The nursing staff is especially concerned that proper PPE is not available for all facility workers. Nurses have N95 masks, but dietary, laundry and environmental service workers do not. Nurses reported that management told them they would have to start wearing trash bags as PPE.Staffing ratios are also a concern. There should be two nurses and at least five assistants for 60 residents, but with many staffers out sick it is now common to have only two nursing assistants. While the union was able to win hazard pay for nurses, management has not extended that benefit to lower-paid service workers.Technically the strike is in response to management’s failure to bargain. After three bargaining sessions in March, owner Charles-Edouard Gros stopped responding. Workers have been without a contract since April 1.Gros is the CEO of the New York-based Center Management Group. After buying the facility and three other nursing homes from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2014, Gros cut staffing and took on sicker patients.These measures made St. Monica one of the most profitable nursing homes in the region. In 2018, federal regulators cited Gros’ four facilities 14 times for harming patients.Betsey Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Farm Management Tour Dates Announced for Wabash and Huntington Counties

first_img Purdue Farm Management Tour Dates Announced for Wabash and Huntington Counties SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 28, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Farm Management Tour Dates Announced for Wabash and Huntington Counties Farm-Management-Tour-19-PreviewThis June’s Purdue Farm Management Tour marks the 87th annual date for the event, and again this year the tour in Huntington and Wabash counties will offer something that most producers can use in some form in their own operation. The tour is presented by the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, and Jim Mintert with the Center says a very interesting farm, Bowman Farms, will start the second day.“They’ve been farming in Wabash County for five generations dating back to the 1800’s,” he said. “They have a commercial grain elevator which they launched back in about 1980, and that’s really created some opportunities for them in terms of expanding their storage and their marketing opportunities, but in addition to that, one of the things that they concluded very early on was to really improve the productivity and the profitability of the land they farmed, they needed to focus their attention on drainage. Drainage was a limiting factor in terms of yield and profitability in their part of the state.”The Bowman’s determined investing in state-of-the-art drainage equipment to install their own drainage tile would be a smart move and they are also implementing precision ag technology to install the tile. That will be part of the tour on June 28th.The Farm Management Tour runs two days, June 27 and 28, and Mintert says it offers lots on the management side of farming, lots on the new technology side, and plenty of ideas for those who attend.“The objective is, when people finish up the tour and may be heading home, think about the things they’ve seen and heard at that farm tour and think about one or two things that they might be able to implement on their farming operation to make them more productive and more profitable,” he told HAT. “In some cases it might be something they might be able to apply very straightforwardly to their farming operation, simply an idea in action that they hadn’t seen before. In some cases it might be ok, we can take that idea and modify it a little bit to fit our situation.”There are also opportunities to learn how other farmers are managing personnel and a growing operation. Each tour includes an interview session where farm operators provide an overview of the farm, followed by three mini-tour sessions focusing on specific aspects of the farm’s operation. During the mini-sessions, host farmers share successful farm management tips and explain how the management of their operations is changing in response to the agricultural economy and evolving family circumstances. They also share reasons behind recent innovations in production practices and adoption of new technology.The Tour is free but you need to pre-register for the Friday free lunch count. Also Thursday night the Master Farmer Banquet will be held at Huntington University.Tour schedule12:30 p.m., June 27 – Huntington County: Anson Farms near Andrews was started by John Anson’s grandfather Mark, who was named an Indiana Master Farmer in 1968. John and his wife Jodi now operate the farm, having completed a management transition from John’s father, Aaron. In addition to raising commercial corn and soybeans and selling corn and soybean seed, the Ansons have a boar stud operation they operate under contract and have also begun marketing corn directly to a local dairy farm.3 p.m., June 27 — Dennis Grain and Farms: Located in northeast Huntington county, the farm grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and double-crop sunflowers. Dennis Grain & Farms is a family operation with brothers Mark, Jack and Bob Dennis, along with their son’s and several employees. In addition to their crop farming operation, the Dennis family also operates a commercial grain elevator. Dennis Farms relies on grain marketing and agronomic consultants to help them effectively manage their growing operation, which in 2019 is transitioning from 30-inch to 20-inch row corn production.8 a.m., June 28 – Wabash County: Bowman Agri Corp. and Bowman Farms includes a corn-soybean farming operation and a commercial grain elevator operated by brothers Dan and Kevin Bowman along with Kevin’s two sons, Kyle and Evan. The Bowmans explain that one of the keys to success on their soil types was to focus on improving drainage, leading them to invest in state-of-the-art drainage equipment to install their own drainage tile. The farm also relies on various precision ag technologies to improve their farm’s productivity and profitability.11:30 a.m., June 28 — McKillip Farms near Wabash: The tour will start with lunch, followed by McKillips farm family interview and mini-tours. Todd and Troy McKillips are the fourth generation of the McKillips family to farm near Wabash and have recently completed a transition of the business from the third generation to ensure the business’ ongoing success. Their grandfather was an early adopter of hybrid corn and entered the hybrid seed corn business with a 3-acre plot in 1935. Although focused on corn and soybean seed production and marketing, the McKillips believe in diversification and recently entered tomato production.Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer BanquetThe Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Banquet will be held June 27 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the Farm Management Tour. The banquet will be at Huntington University, Habecker Dining Commons, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, Indiana. The cost to attend the banquet is $25 per person for adults, $10 per person for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 and younger. Participants must register separately for the Master Farmer Banquet by filling out the form at https://purdue.ag/masterfarmer or calling 765-494-4191 by June 13.Source: Purdue News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: Morbus Agricola, A Rural EpidemicNext articleHemp Bill Clears Indiana General Assembly Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Limerick college volunteers will fan Flame of Hope in India

first_imgHidden heroes of World War 1 Previous articleLimerick publisher to represent Ireland in ChinaNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Nine members of the Mary Immaculate College (MIC) community will travel to India in the new year to volunteer at the Flame of Hope Home and School for children with special intellectual and physical needs.According to event organiser Professor Eamonn Conway, the participation of additional MIC staff will allow them provide a quality in-service programme to the school staff at Flame of Hope while the MIC students will have daily placements in the school and also work with the children in the home.“We also intend to contribute further to the work in the leprosy village where whole families live not only with chronic illness but also crucifying poverty.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are also plans to build two small cottages for disabled people who live near the school in conjunction with Dan McSharry, who has his own construction company in Australia, and his father who will travel over from Cavan.Last year, four MIC students travelled to India to volunteer. (Further information about that trip can be accessed here http://maryitriptoindia.blogspot.ie).In addition to working in the school, they also provided and installed an outdoor playground suitable for children additional physical needs. They helped provide food parcels to a nearby village of people suffering from leprosy as well as providing the first smart board for use in the school. They also arranged training for the teachers and had a retreat for staff and young people at Flame of Hope.According to Professor Conway, the project was well supported.“We were overwhelmed by the support we received within and outside the College, both in terms of people wishing the project well and also for the financial support. In all, we were able to donate €10,000 to the work of the school and home.”While acknowledging the many demands being placed on everyone this time of year, Prof. Conway outlined how even the smallest donation has the power to make such a difference to those in need. €50 will enable a child from a nearby village to travel to the school; €75 will pay a teacher’s salary for one week and €300 will pay a salary for one month.“Any amount donated will help with the monthly food bill in the home as well as food parcels for the leprosy village,” he explained.For the building project, people can donate specific amounts. For example, €10 will buy 100 bricks, €90 will buy a window etc.Taking part in the project are students: Kate Cooke, Jack Phelan, Patricia Condon, Cian O’Brien and William Stone as well as Dr Emer Ring, Sheila O’Callaghan  Dr Brendan O’Keeffe and Prof. Éamonn Conway.For further information on how to donate contact [email protected] will also be a fundraising pub quiz in Mungret GAA Hall on December 28.See more educational news here Email Linkedin Limerick Post Show | i.NY launch in King Johns Castle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A spoonful of multiculture helps the medicine go down at University Hospital Limerick Listen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner NewsEducationLimerick college volunteers will fan Flame of Hope in IndiaBy Staff Reporter – December 13, 2017 3379 center_img Print WhatsApp Limerick Show celebrating 90 years this year Twitter TAGSAustraliacavanCollegecultureDan McSharryEamonn ConwayFlame of HopeIndiaMary Immaculate CollegeMICreligionSchool for children with special intellectual and physical needsTechnologyValuesvolunteer The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

Limerick charity launches national ‘Emergency Card Scheme’

first_imgThe Emergency Card Scheme has been funded by Irish Life and with the support of Dormant Account fund administered by Pobal.  A social story (accessible storyboard) to explain the scheme has also been developed with the support of Sensory Space. For more information on the scheme please visit Family Carer’s newly launched website: www.familycarers.ie   NO REPRO FEE 31/8/2020 Family Carers Ireland (FCI) has developed a new Emergency Card Scheme for family carers. The Emergency Card Scheme is intended to give peace of mind to family carers that their loved-one will be provided for should the family carer have an unplanned hospital admission or accident. Funded by Irish Life, the Emergency Card Scheme is developed in partnership with An Garda Siochana, the National Ambulance Service Community First Responder Schemes, The Irish Red Cross, Sensory Space and The Order of Malta with the support of the Dormant Account fund administered by Pobal. Pictured with Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD at Government Buildings to launch the intiative is Moira Skelly (centre front left), a family carer who will be the first to sign up to the new scheme, with Catherine Cox, Head of Communications and Carer Engagement with Family Carers Ireland, Dr. Kathy McLoughlin, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Family Carers Ireland, Gavin Hennessy, Group Diversity and Inclusion Manage, Irish Life, Inspector Jim Clavin, An Garda Siochana, Mark Callanan, Community Engagement Officer, National Ambulance Service Community, Comdr Brian Power, The Order of Malta, Pauline McDermott, The Irish Red CrossAgnes Guste and Jurgita Pakste, Sensory Space. For more information visit: www.familycarers.ie PHOTO: Mark Stedman When a family carer has an unplanned hospital admission there is a risk that the person who needs their care and support could be left at home alone and uncared for. The Emergency Card Schemeis intended to give peace of mind to family carers as well as ensuring that the person they care for remains safe in such emergencies.The new scheme can be broken down into 4 simple steps: Step 1. Family carer completes FCI Emergency Care Plan with or for their loved one outlining their care needs, likes, dislikes, medication requirements etcStep 2. The Family Carer nominates two people who will step into their caring role in the event of an emergency and provide FCI with these details as part of their Emergency Care PlanStep 3. Completed Emergency Care Plan is sent to FCI and family carer receives their Emergency Card which they carry at all times.  The card includes a Freephone emergency helpline numberStep 4. In the event of an emergency, and where a person’s named emergency contacts are unavailable, Family Carers Ireland will determine the person’s needs and either mobilise:A red response (for a person who needs a high level of support), where a member of An Garda Siochana will visit the person and decide if the person requires transportation to the emergency department as a place of safety; or A green response which will include contacting a pair of volunteers from either the National Ambulance Service Community First Responder Schemes, The Irish Red Cross or The Order of Malta to sit with, and to support the person until a home care package can be organised.  During this emergency period FCI may also provide up to 72 hours of in-home emergency support where appropriate.In a 2019 survey* 74 per cent of family carers feared for their loved-one’s future and in particular worried about who will provide care for their loved one should they, the family carer, become ill or have an accident.  FCI’s ‘Caring Through Covid’ survey ** also revealed that 84 per cent of family carers surveyed worry about getting the coronavirus and not being able to look after the person(s) they care for.Speaking about the initiative Jean Ryan, FCI Centre Manager for Limerick said: “The pandemic has really highlighted the need for this scheme. Family carers often worry about what will happen to the person they care for, in the event that they, the family carer, are involved in an accident or emergency. This has never been more important than in our current times. We are extremely grateful to Irish Life and Dormant Accounts for funding this new initiative and offering this reassurance to Ireland’s family carers.” There are over 355,000 family carers in Ireland. Family carers make extraordinary sacrifices and work extremely hard, sometimes 24 hours a day, to provide care for children and adults with intellectual or physical disability, frail older people, people with palliative care needs or those living with mental health, chronic illness or addiction issues. Their unpaid work saves the State a staggering €10bn each year.  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Print WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post THE Taoiseach formally launched Family Carers Ireland’s Emergency Card Scheme at Government Buildings. Family Carers Ireland (FCI), has developed a new Emergency Card Scheme which is available to Limerick’s 15531 family carers. The scheme is in partnership with An Garda Siochana, the National Ambulance Service Community First Responder Schemes, The Irish Red Cross and The Order of Malta. LimerickNewsLimerick charity launches national ‘Emergency Card Scheme’By Staff Reporter – September 4, 2020 271 Email Previous article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photosNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 25 | Statues Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Delhi Court Allows Umar Khalid’s Plea For Soft Copy Of Chargesheet In Riots Conspiracy Case

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Allows Umar Khalid’s Plea For Soft Copy Of Chargesheet In Riots Conspiracy Case Sparsh Upadhyay28 Nov 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court on Saturday (28th November) allowed Umar Khalid’s application filed on an urgent basis wherein he prayed that the copy of the charge-sheet (FIR No. 59/2020) may be supplied to him today itself.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat directed the Ahlmad/court staff to hand over the soft copy of the charge-sheet in the form of Pendrive to the Ld. Counsel for the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court on Saturday (28th November) allowed Umar Khalid’s application filed on an urgent basis wherein he prayed that the copy of the charge-sheet (FIR No. 59/2020) may be supplied to him today itself.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat directed the Ahlmad/court staff to hand over the soft copy of the charge-sheet in the form of Pendrive to the Ld. Counsel for the accused Umar Khalid, who was asked to appear in the court today itself at 5.30 pm.Umar Khalid’s Prayer before the CourtIt was submitted by the Counsel appearing on behalf of Umar Khalid that there has been “vicious media campaign against him in various newspapers and Media channels “which are reporting various things about him quoting from the charge-sheet and he does not have the copy of the charge-sheet to either defend himself in the media trial or understand the narrative being built.”Khalid’s Counsel ran certain clips of the reporting of the Media Channel and filed some articles/reports of newspaper.In this backdrop, it was prayed that though the case is fixed for 02.12.2020 for providing the soft copy of the charge-sheet (FIR No. 59/2020), as requested, the copy of the charge-sheet be supplied to him today itself.On the other hand, the Special Public Prosecutor did not accept any of the allegations made by the Counsel for the accused-Umar Khalid but he states that had no objection if the copy of the charge-sheet is supplied and court may pass an appropriate order.Court’s OrderIt may be noted that the case was lastly fixed on 24.11.2020 and thereafter it was posted for 22.12.2020.The said order dated 24.11.2020 stated that”let copies of the charge-sheet in compliance of Section 207 Cr.P.C through Pendrive/soft copies be done on 02.12.2020 and counsel for the accused persons may visit the court between 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm for collecting the said copies. IO shall also be present at the said time.”[NOTE: On 24th November itself, the Court took cognisance of the supplementary charge sheet filed against former JNU student Umar Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case of the northeast Delhi riots.While the court decided to proceed against them for the offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, it did not take cognisance of the offences of sedition, criminal conspiracy and some other charges of the Indian Penal Code as the required sanctions were awaited.]Without going into the allegations/counter-allegations, the Court, after hearing the arguments, noted that “it would be in the fitness of things to allow the present application in so far as the prayer of providing the soft copy of the charge-sheet in the form of Pendrive is concerned.”Accordingly, the application was allowed.It may be noted that in October, the Court had directed the Jail Superintendent to ensure that JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested on the intervening night of 13/14 September in connection with alleged conspiracy pertaining to Delhi Riots, was allowed to move out of his cell and treated like other prisoners.Khalid’s request seeking books and warm clothes in wake of the impending winter season was also allowed by the Court.Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

Decoding College: Schools rise to fill in gaps for first-generation students

first_img “I remember wishing I had someone to ask which classes were best for me to take, how to adjust to life in college, and how to balance schoolwork, social life and sleep,” Soto said.  Soto is one of the roughly 1.5 million first-generation students out of 7.3 million undergraduates attending four-year public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. “First-generation” students are defined by the U.S. Department of Education as students whose primary parent or parents didn’t complete a four-year degree. Definitions vary across institutions, though. Some definitions consider students with a sibling who has graduated to be first-generation, while others only count students who are the first in their immediate family. Some definitions count students attending any higher education institution, while others limit “first-generation” to students attending four-year colleges.  These programs can also provide extra support for completing one’s education, which is crucial given that first-generation students are more likely than their peers to enter college with characteristics that are associated with dropping out. Within 8 years of college enrollment, about 20% of first-generation students completed their bachelor’s degree, compared to 42% of their continuing-generation counterparts, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education. Of those who dropped out, 54% of first-generation students cited financial barriers, compared to 45% of their peers.  At Tompkins Cortland Community College, 33% of students self-identified as first-generation during the 2018-2019 academic year. To assist these students, TC3 created the Vector Network, a peer mentor program not only geared towards first-generation students but also students with socioeconomic disadvantages and students from historically underrepresented groups.  First-generation specific programming at colleges seeks to combat the gaps in knowledge by allowing for an entry point and providing milestones of success for students to celebrate throughout their education, according to Stafford.  Rae Harris is an intern at the Ithaca Voice and a staff writer for Buzzsaw Magazine. She will be graduating from Ithaca College with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in sociology in May 2019. Contact her… More by Rae Harris Norman emphasized that colleges must define who the students they are trying to reach on campus are, explaining that schools cannot help a group without first identifying them.  Without the benefit of their parents’ college experiences, first-generation students may have trouble unpacking college’s “hidden curriculum” — understanding the significance of the syllabus, how to cite sources, what “office hours” means and more. This gap in knowledge means even the academic lingo can be an obstacle, explains Deana Waintraub Stafford, assistant director at the Center of First-Generation Student Success, a national organization driving innovation and advocacy for first-generation students.  “My goal in terms of programming and providing support for the first-generation students is professional development,” Munoz said. “How do we make sure that students persist and feel confident in their abilities, and also feel confident that IC is here to consistently support them? Whether that is bringing campus partners to help share information, or it’s having conversations around mental health and general wellbeing, I think that that really reflects the holistic development of students, period.” By the schools’ own counts, over 3,000 first-generation students attended Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College during the 2018-2019 academic year. Rae Harris “Since then (freshman year), I seek help from professors and mentors who have gone through the same process as I am going through,” Soto said. Despite the barriers, Norman said she sees many positive aspects of being a first-generation student.  The benefits of first-generation programs can also extend into the overall campus environment, creating a deeper connection to campus life and allowing for an increased sense of belonging— be it within student affairs, residential life or campus employment.  First-generation programming isn’t one-size-fits-all. Stafford said she has seen many successful approaches, including first-year experience programs, living-learning opportunities and on-campus employment.  At Cornell University, between 11% and 14% of each class during the 2018-2019 academic year self-identified as first-generation. The university’s programming for first-generation students includes the First-in-Class (FIC) program, a student support initiative where members are able to share goals, learn about resources, network and more. The Cornell First Generation Student Union, run by and for students, also supports and celebrates first-generation students through events, support groups and professional and social development. For Golden, her first-generation status was one aspect that helped to motivate her throughout her education.  During their first few weeks on campus, college freshmen sort out communal living, lecture halls, project deadlines, sports teams and making new friends. While this time is an opportunity for growth and change, the beginning of college can also be lonely and confusing. Getting started without family who have shared a similar experience is challenging, and it’s the reason Yolanda Norman, who went on to earn a doctorate after being the first in her family to graduate from college, established FirstGen College Consulting to help students get a solid footing. IC’s measures to assist first-generation students have already garnered praise from the Center of First-Generation Student Success. IC was given the designation of a “First Forward” institution by demonstrating a commitment to first-generation students.  “It was a rough start and I often wanted to quit because I didn’t feel like I belonged and felt guilty for going to college while my family still struggled back home,” Norman said. “However, as time passed, I found my stride.” “If my brother hadn’t gone to school, my parents wouldn’t have known how to help me decode college as much as they did. They knew more because they’d gone through it once already with him,” Golden said.  “We are navigators, entrepreneurs and pioneers. We bring with us the cultural capital of our family life and the linguistic capital to tell stories through our past experiences. We teach campuses that by helping the most vulnerable student, you have a chance to touch the entire student body,” Norman said. “Personally, being a first-generation college graduate (four times over) is an amazing accomplishment for me and it took me a while to see the value in my own experience.” First-generation tend to be older, are more likely to support dependents, and are more likely to work full time while attending school compared to their continuing-generation counterparts⁠, according to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute. They often face barriers as they pursue their education, including financial challenges, lack of college readiness, difficulty with college adjustment, lack of family support, and for black and Latinx students — who are over-represented among first-generation students — racial discrimination.  Fallon Golden, an Ithaca College graduate, is a first-generation student but benefited by following in her brother’s path.  As his journey at Ithaca College went on, Soto found solace in on-campus organizations such as PONDER, a Latinx club where all of the executive board members were first-generation college students, and the First Generation Organization. Outside of first-generation programs, he became involved with other on-campus extracurriculars, including the club golf, volleyball and soccer teams.  “One of the things that my parents didn’t know a lot about was how stressful your first semester of school can be, and it would’ve been nice to have a pre-orientation program, with other people who didn’t know what to expect, to explain the social adjustments of college,” Golden said.  While Golden wasn’t a member of any first-generation organizations, she said she thinks FIRST Look would’ve been helpful when she was getting ready for college.  “There’s a huge barrier in the jargon that is used across institutions of higher-ed, specifically speaking to ‘office hours’, ‘syllabus’ and ‘add-drop form’ — these terms that have a larger meaning when said in the classroom,” Stafford said. “Then there’s an assumption that all present understand what that means or what the necessary steps to follow are. It becomes a huge barrier.” “The biggest thing is these voices are here. They’re present. They’re part of the fabric of our community,” Munoz said. “These programs are just meant to highlight their success and feel heard and appreciated because they’re giving so much to the campus community, and I believe that it’s our job to really highlight that and celebrate them through their milestones while they’re here.” “Once you define them, share that definition and engage the students so they feel confident in recognizing the value they bring to campus, as well as how to tackle the possible challenges they may face,” she said.  With about 15% of each incoming class identifying as first-generation, Ithaca College is stepping up with new initiatives to further assist and support their students. The new programs include FIRST Look, a pre-orientation program; FIRST Place, a residential learning and living community; and the creation of The First Generation Center, which will offer programming, lectures and leadership development opportunities throughout the academic year, according to a news release from Ithaca College. Lia Munoz, assistant director of New Student and Transition Programs at Ithaca College, will be running The First Generation Center.  Additionally, instead of simply focusing on a “program,” Norman suggests campuses should examine holistically how the values, mission and overall support system of the campus can improve and include the needs of first-generation students, as well as educating staff, faculty and administrators on the intersectionality of this student group.  ITHACA, N.Y. — Nestor Canenguez Soto has always loved two things: sports and taking care of people. When it came time for him to choose a college, Ithaca College’s six-year physical therapy program seemed like a natural fit. Still, as a first-generation college student, he found it challenging to navigate the program without being able to ask for advice from family members.  The proportion of first-year college students who are first-generation has declined slightly over the past two decades, as a higher proportion of kids are now raised in households with a college-educated parent. Still, nearly one in five freshmen enters school without the benefit of a parent’s prior college experience. Featured image: Cornell 2019 Commencement (Photo courtesy of Cornell University Facebook page.) Tagged: cornell university, first-generation students, ithaca college, Tompkins Cortland Community College The Cornell First Generation Student Union 2019 graduation ceremony. (Courtesy of FGSU Facebook page.) “My parents’ sacrificed a lot for me to go to school, so of course I wanted to make them proud,” Golden said. “But I didn’t feel any extra stress because of it — just a little more drive.”last_img read more

Body found during searches for missing Donegal woman

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Body found during searches for missing Donegal woman Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – May 19, 2020 Gardai have confirmed that a body has been found during searches for a missing West Donegal woman.43 year old Colleen Magnar had been missing from the Derrybeg area since Sunday.Searches have now been stood down. Pinterest Previous articleInishowen sees ‘big increase’ in joyridingNext articleMI cancel National Rally and Forestry Championships News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitterlast_img read more