Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgVodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVodacom Tanzania Plc is a telecommunication company in Tanzania offering products and services ranging from voicemail, data and messaging to leased lines, PABX and international connectivity and remote satellite communication. Vodacom Tanzania also offers products and services for mobile banking, hosting, data storage, disaster recovery and security solutions. Vodacom Tanzania supports Vodacom M-Pesa, a financial app used to send money using a mobile phone; and Vodacom M-Pawa which allows customers to access savings and loan accounts. The company has active roaming agreements with global operators including T-Mobile USA Inc, Vodafone Limited (UK) and Vodafone Limited (India). Vodacom Tanzania Plc is a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Limited. Vodacom Tanzania Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What happened to the Trainline share price?

first_img 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. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Fortunately I’ve spotted another investment opportunity that looks far more promising. Here is: The Trainline (LSE:TRN) share price started 2021 relatively well. But after making a near-complete recovery from the disruptions of the pandemic, the stock fell off a cliff. Last Thursday morning, it dropped by more than 30%. As a result, over the previous 12 months, the Trainline share price is down by around 43%. What happened? And is this a buying opportunity? One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Trainline. 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 Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: TRN The collapse of the Trainline share price2020 was a challenging year for Trainline. With travel restrictions preventing people from moving around, this train ticket sales business struggled to generate an income. Looking at its latest results, between February 2020 and 2021, the firm only achieved £67m in sales. That’s about 75% less than a year before. But as the vaccine rollout progressed and travel restrictions eased, the money started flowing in again. And the Trainline share price began recovering.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…Last week, the UK government published the Williams-Shapps plan for rail report, which outlines the long-anticipated overhaul of the railway sector. Under this plan, a new state-owned railway body called Great British Railways will be formed. It will be in charge of developing and maintaining infrastructure, running the rail networks, and setting rail fares. So, why were Trainline investors spooked? Because in addition to these responsibilities, Great British Railways will also have its own online ticket-selling platform that directly competes with Trainline.Trainline has been a leader in online train ticket sales for decades. But even during that time, it struggled to turn a profit. And now that a government-backed enterprise is entering the arena, it could significantly impact its revenue stream. So, I’m not surprised to see the Trainline share price collapse on this announcement.Taking a step backWhile the appearance of a competing ticket sales platform undoubtedly poses a threat, there are some reasons to be optimistic. Firstly, the proposed alternative selling platform doesn’t actually exist yet. Building an integrated online rail ticketing system is not an easy achievement. And it will likely take several years to match the quality and popularity of Trainline’s own platform.The potential eventual loss of revenue from UK ticket sales is concerning. However, over the last few years, the proportion of international ticket sales has been growing at a considerable pace. In 2019 these represented 13% of the revenue stream versus 10% a year before. And in 2020, the proportion was closer to 30%, although it was an exceptional year.Is the sell-off a buying opportunity?Trainline’s management team has several options available regarding the impact of Great British Railways in the coming years. But at this stage, there are quite a lot of unknowns as to how much impact this new enterprise will actually have on Trainline’s bottom line. For now, I’ll be keeping this company on my watch list, even after its most recent decline.  Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. What happened to the Trainline share price? See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

The British Lions vs the Barbarians at Twickenham in 1977

first_imgFriday May 31, 2013 The British Lions vs the Barbarians at Twickenham in 1977 The British & Irish Lions 2013 tour starts this weekend with a historic match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. Today we look back to 1977 when the two famous sides met at Twickenham as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebration. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game, Lions centre Jamie Roberts was relishing the occasion.“It’s a massive exhibition match for the game of rugby. For probably the two most famous invitational teams in world rugby to come together and play each other is quite unique. It hasn’t happened many times in our history, and to have it in a setting such as Hong Kong is going to be amazing. For the rugby watching world, it’s such a huge event,” said Roberts.In 1977 the two sides came together following the Lions’ tour of New Zealand. The match was billed as a charity fund-raiser, and indeed over £100 000 was raised, but it was a serious contest.It was the Lions’ first official home match and just three weeks after their 26 match tour, so they were match fit, and at full strength. The Barbarians featured Welshmen JPR Williams, Gerald Davies and Gareth Edwards, as well as the French Grand Slam winning loose trio of Jean-Pierre Rives, Jean-Claude Skrela and Jean Pierre Bastiat.Lions XV:Andy Irvine, Peter Squires, Steve Fenwick, Ian McGeechan, Gareth Evans, Phil Bennett, Dougie Morgan, Fran Cotton, Peter Wheeler, Graham Price, Bill Beaumont, Gordon Brown, Derick Quinnell, Willie Duggan, Tony NearyBarbarians F.C:JPR Williams, Gerald Davies, Ray Gravell, Charles Kent, Dave McKay, David Richards, Gareth Edwards, Barry Nelmes, Duncan Madsen, Mike Knill, Bob Wilkinson, G.A.D Wheel, Jean-Pierre Rives, Jean-Claude Skrela, Jean Pierre BastiatIt was a fantastic game of rugby, with both sides having a full go and the Lions winning 23-14.Time: 5:25Credit: givesy123ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

How I Raised a Million in a Month: Nonprofit Fund-Raising Ideas That Worked for Me and Can Work for You!

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How I Raised a Million in a Month: Nonprofit Fund-Raising Ideas That Worked for Me and Can Work for You! Howard Lake | 16 January 2009 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Do It Like Durham’: What it means

first_imgThere was an enthusiastic reception in New York City to the revolutionary spirit of struggle against white supremacy in Durham, N.C. Speakers LT Tran (back row) and Takiyah Thompson (front row, second from right) are wearing #DoItLikeDurham baseball caps.Below is a speech given by LT Tran to a New York public meeting titled “Do It Like Durham” held on Oct. 14. Tran is one of 15 people facing charges in the Aug. 14 toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C.We’re here this afternoon because exactly two months ago a Confederate statue came down in Durham, N.C. In the time since, we’ve seen statues come down, be defaced and challenged by people across the country. As 15 of us in Durham face exaggerated and heinous charges for the righteous takedown of a racist monument, we have returned to court several times — each time rooted in the power of the people and the knowledge that we have done nothing wrong, despite the Sheriff Department’s vigilant witch-hunt against organizers and activists in our community.The past two months have seen a tremendous showing of unity and solidarity across organizations, communities, affinity groups, political orientations and more in Durham. There are some key lessons that I believe are lessons not just for Durham, but for our whole movement, and especially lessons that reinforce some fundamental tenets of how we wage class struggle as Marxist-Leninists.‘Material conditions push us to fight’First, I’d like to say: The queers are all right. I’d like to just read an excerpt from the statement written by arrestees whose recent court date was on National Coming Out Day:“On this October 11th, National Coming Out Day, the queer arrestees are calling on LGBTQ people to come out of the closets and into the streets; and for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to take leadership from LGBTQ people of color and come out into the streets to defend your communities. We honor our LGBTQ ancestors of color, for whom being ‘out’ has always meant defending themselves and their queer communities from police and racist vigilantes. As we prepare to face charges on National Coming Out Day, we are coming out in the spirit of Lavender Menace: We’re here, we’re queer, and we will defend our communities by any means necessary.“We reject ‘good protester, bad protester’ and ‘criminals of conscience’ messaging. The ‘crimes’ of tearing down racist monuments and armed community self-defense are no more moral than the ‘crime’ of stealing baby formula, selling drugs to feed your family or turning to sex work to survive. We come out in celebration of the LGBTQ community’s sometimes ‘criminal’ commitment to self-defense — it took angry trans women, drag queens and kings, butch lesbians and femme gay men, taking the streets armed with bricks and broken beer bottles to fight for their lives against the police, to pave the way for our survival and resistance today. We are coming out as the angry children of those pissed-off queers, and we call on Sheriff Andrews to come out as well — as an enabler of white supremacy, a cruel jailer, a protecter of property over people, and an advocate for murderous policing.”I’ve been asked quite a bit in the past two months, by reporters and others who are not directly involved in the movement, why they see so many queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people put their bodies on the line. Several of the Durham arrestees are queer and/or trans people, particularly people of color.I’m not sure that I have the most scientific response to this, or if there is even any answer at all. What I know, as a queer and gender-nonconforming person of color, is that many of us fight because, materially, we have much to lose if we don’t fight — our safety, our jobs, our homes, our lives because of capitalist oppression. On the other hand, many of us fight because, materially, we don’t have much to lose  — our safety, our jobs, our homes, our lives are already in jeopardy or stolen from us because of capitalist exploitation.This is true not just for queer and trans people; it is true for all oppressed workers in our class whose material conditions push us to fight. Because while we may all be “maladjusted,” some of us are more deeply “maladjusted.” With no opportunity to play into the good side of the bosses, we serve no function other than to be disposable.It comes as no surprise that LGBTQ people are consistently on the front lines of struggles — from Black Lives Matter and the fight against white supremacy, police brutality and gentrification to labor, gender justice and the fight to defend undocumented people, Muslims and oppressed people against attacks. This is the legacy of queer and trans people in the U.S. and around the globe.We know that it takes much more than identity to shape how we struggle, and oftentimes it is not just our identities that push us to fight. But for oppressed people in particular, understanding our identity is an entry point to identifying our class oppression. We must continue to make space for this, especially with oppressed people in our class whose consciousness most easily begins with their own identities.‘Never underestimate the power of state repression’Another key lesson from Durham that I’ve been sitting with is that we must never underestimate the power of state repression. But the answer is not paranoia or fear; the answer is to get organized. During the first week following the statue toppling, as organizers were targeted, arrested, getting their homes raided —  not to mention being followed, doxed and threatened by white supremacists while the state turned its back on us — we had to make sure we were getting organized broader and deeper.One strong example of this was an action organized on Aug. 17 which called for anti-racist fighters in our city to show up at the jail to turn themselves in, to say: “If you target some of us for tearing down white supremacy, then arrest us, too!”Hundreds showed up for this action, with over 70 people turning themselves in. One after another, they were turned away by the sheriffs.It is crucial that we do not hide — not only because we have done nothing wrong, but primarily because we have a duty to show our class that it is able to organize to confront the state. And we must.We cannot think of state repression just in the sense of arrests and targeting, although these are primary tactics of the state to instill fear into the working class. We must also think of the ways state repression happens through the form of divide-and-conquer strategies that force us to break our solidarity and unity with each other.The state will pit organizations against each other, will pit oppressed communities against each other, will pit the anarchists against the communists, will pit the workers who have a little more against the workers who have a little less. Wherever there is an opportunity to sow division, the state will take it.Of course, this is not just the case for Durham. In this new period of both heightened resistance and encroaching fascistic crimes from the state, it is the case for all of us in the movement — and even those of us who are outside the movement but are no less susceptible to the divide-and-conquer tactics of the state.I recently learned of Jeremy Lin, a Chinese basketball player who appropriated locs [abbreviation for dreadlocks] and was called out by Kenyon Martin [former professional basketball player]. Lin’s response to Martin, a Black man, was that he had a tattoo of Chinese characters. There are obviously many layers here. First of all, Lin shouldn’t have had locs, and second of all, Martin’s tattoo of Chinese characters draws a false equivalency.But why does this matter for our movement? Well, it’s not about basketball. Here are two players, engaged in an industry where most basketball teams are Black and are owned by white men. Here are two players whose conversations and actions are under the microscope of corporate media, which is no doubt white supremacist and capitalist. We have to make sense of the nuances and contradictions of this situation in a way that is winning to our class. Not only must we affirm Martin’s right to be angered by Lin’s appropriation of Black hair, when Black people have had to face tremendous violence in order to wear locs. We also have to correct the Lins of the world who belong to an oppressed nationality — so that there is deeper understanding that the fight against racism is impossible if we disregard the Black liberation struggle, if we do not consider Black liberation to be a foundational component of how we will all get free.‘We have a duty to defend the right of self-determination for all oppressed people’But, most importantly, we have a duty to defend the right to self-determination for all oppressed people so that we can address internalized white supremacy and the harm it can do to each other without being exploited by the white-supremacist capitalist system into further division. As a vanguard party, we must also demonstrate that solidarity between Black and Brown people is not only possible, because of its historical presence, but also necessary, because of the decaying capitalist future we are facing.We must demonstrate that solidarity between Black and Brown people is necessary because we refuse to let Donald Trump pit the people of Puerto Rico against the people of New Orleans — by comparing Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Katrina — as if both disasters were not the result of imperialism, of the colonization of Puerto Rico and of the entrapment of oppressed Black people within the U.S. on land stolen from the Indigenous peoples.We must defend solidarity between Black and Brown people because the migrant justice movement is at a moment when history is repeating itself. With the recent removal of the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] program, thousands of undocumented Latinx teenagers are being forced to express allegiance to a country whose imperialism made their homelands unbearable to live in. This narrative totally erases the experiences of Black undocumented people and further suggests that crossing a border is a greater crime than developers stealing land or a cop shooting people in the streets with impunity.We must defend solidarity between Black and Brown people because when Durham arrestees enter court every month, we see the faces of our working-class sisters, brothers and kindred who are in the courtroom simply because they could not afford rent or could not renew their registration. We are not each other’s enemies. The prisons, the courts, the cops, the state — those are the enemies. We must fight together in order to remember and believe that.Solidarity and unity are ideas that we must fight for. And they are practices we must wholly commit to, even in the most dire circumstances. I know that this is how we have been able to defend ourselves and each other in Durham in the past two months. I know that this is how the revolutionary left has been able to defend itself for many centuries of socialist organizing and struggle — particularly in the past 100 years, which have been shaped and marked by significant socialist revolutions and countless liberation struggles in Africa, Asia and Latin America.The success that we’ve had in Durham to continue to build a fighting movement against white supremacy, repression and the capitalist state should not be and is not limited to Durham. It is the success of our broader movement; it is the success of the many struggles that have come before us. And it is important for me to say this, among some of the most humble communists I have the honor of knowing: It is the success of our party, which has never backed down, whose faith in the working class guides us, whose sharp understanding of the national question and special oppression allows us to connect with and fight with our class.Comrades and friends, I invite us all to take this win — not just the people’s removal of a racist statue in Durham, but the win that we are shaping by pushing our movement in a truly revolutionary direction.When we say “Do it like Durham” we mean also: Do it like the Boston bus drivers’ union; do it like the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly; do it like International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal; do it like Take ‘em Down NOLA; do it like Equality for Flatbush; do it like the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly; do it like the guerrilla fighters of the Philippines; do it like the DPRK; do it like Palestine; do it like the working-class activists of Ireland; do it like the National Liberation Front of Viet Nam; like South Africa, like the South West African People’s Organization; do it like the #j20 organizers and defendants; do it like the Black Panther Party; like the Brown Berets; like Yellow Peril; do it like Act-Up, like Stonewall.However you do it, do it like revolutionaries around the world who dare to struggle for national liberation and socialist revolution.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Could INFB Health Benefits Plan Bring Younger Generation Back to the…

first_img Facebook Twitter INFB-Health-Insurance-Plan-Could-Bring-Younger-Generation-Back-to-the-FarmFor the first time in a long time, the top priority of Indiana Farm Bureau has changed. According to Kendell Culp, vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau, access to affordable healthcare has replaced property taxes as their primary focus.“We’re finding out we have many members that are coming forward and say, ‘I can’t afford it at any level,’” said Culp. “They’re going without healthcare for them, their spouse, and sometimes even their family. These are our Farm Bureau members that are active, full-time farmers that are saying they can’t afford health care because of the cost because of deductibles.”Culp said it’s time to have another option for some of their members to have something affordable and accessible.Right now, there is a roadblock with some of the wording in state statue that doesn’t allow INFB to market some of the health benefit plans to their members. S.B. 184 has been introduced and sponsored by Sen. Ed Charbonneau of Valparaiso to amend the Indiana Code for insurance to help INFB’s efforts.“If everybody gets allowed in like the national health carriers, then we can’t save any money on premiums,” he said. “There will be some underwriting guidelines that have to be met. If you can beet those guidelines, then you will be allowed. This is not a group policy—these are sole-proprietor, individual plans.”Culp mentioned that other states that are doing this type of individual plan have an 80 percent acceptance rate. If this goes through and works for Indiana, as long as you remain an INFB member and pay your yearly premium, you are guaranteed to not be canceled. He envisions this as a way to draw younger family members back to the farm.“If we can get the younger generation to where they’re covered under health insurance, it gives them another reason to come back to the farm to be engaged in their family farm or the agricultural industry, and we think that’s positive,” said Culp.Because it’s a specific need that INFB members have been requesting for years, Culp thinks this member benefit health plan would be one of the most popular plan they’ve ever added.“We’ve just now been able to come up with this and provide this, and as long as the General Assembly concurs and will allow that through state statute, we think by the end of the year we can start issuing policies,” said Culp.As of now, Culp said there right now this is an individual state benefit package, and nothing is available on the national level. By Ashley Davenport – Jan 23, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Could INFB Health Benefits Plan Bring Younger Generation Back to the Farm? Home Indiana Agriculture News Could INFB Health Benefits Plan Bring Younger Generation Back to the Farm? Previous articleThe Rule has Been DitchedNext articleSheep Checkoff to Hold 2nd Annual Shearing School at Purdue Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Reality Bites Local Students

first_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Education Reality Bites Local Students By EDDIE RIVERA, Weekendr Editor Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3:22 pmcenter_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff “When you go home today, I want all you to thank your parents,” Daniel Herrera told a classroom full of students at John Muir High School.Herrera, a certified financial counselor for Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union (PFSCU), worked with two classes at Muir this week, with PFSCU’s “Bite of Reality ”experience.Herrera, who led the PFSCU team presentation, said, “We loved it. It’s so great to educate and prepare them for what life will throw at them.”Students in the academy, led by teacher Louis Bond, receive a curriculum that includes business management, finance, accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship, designed to strengthen their leadership, problem-solving, organization, and management skills.Nearly 75 students, spread across two class sessions, were given several budget scenarios to plan their daily living. As they moved throughout the room, they were asked at various booths to account for a wide range of costs, including housing, transportation, clothing, food, daycare, and other necessities.“We had a lot of kids paying more for their cars than their monthly mortgage payment,” said Herrera. And it got worse.“One student bought a Lamborghini while his ‘wife’ had a bus pass!,” he laughed. Another student had to return his Hawaiian vacation to the travel company.You get the idea.Throw in the cost of children, and the students truly had their minds blown, thus prompting his “Thank your parents” remark.Herrera also noted that many of the students don’t have any type of savings account for money they might be making now. He explained to them it’s “never too early” to begin saving. He also reminded them that PFSCU has a program for students under the age of 24, and unlike a bank, charges significantly lower fees for checking or savings accounts.“It’s important to develop good financial habits, and a savings account, no matter how small,” he added.John Muir High School Early College Magnet, 1905 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5600 or visit www.pusd.us/Page/57.You can visit Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union headquarters at 670 North Rosemead Boulevard, in Pasadena, or call (877) 297-4707 or visit their website https://www.mypsfcu.org. Focusing in the greater San Gabriel Valley with 4 branches in Covina, Vernon, Pasadena, and John Muir High School Early College Magnet; they’re your community partner. You can also stay in touch with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mypsfcu Twitter: @PasadenaServFCU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mypsfcu/ 38 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Former Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann Erdman Seeks Help After Battling COVID and Other Health Issues

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 65 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Former Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann ErdmanFormer Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann Erdman has started a gofundme page as she continues to recover from several health issues, including a bout with COVID-19.According to her gofundme page, Erdman will be discharged on March 25 from Royal Oaks Skilled Nursing in Bradbury and return to her home in Pasadena.Erdman has been at Royal Oaks since Dec. 31 after suffering serious injuries from a fall at home that required her to learn how to walk again.While at Royal Oaks, her physical therapy was set back considerably because she suffered from COVID-19 for weeks; and she recently experienced a new, debilitating issue when her left knee buckled and her leg collapsed from under her, so she could not bear weight on it to stand during physical therapy sessions.“When she goes home, Ann will need caregivers 24/7 for a few weeks and possibly longer. She will continue physical therapy at home three times a week, which will be covered by insurance,” the page reads. “But the cost of caregivers is all out-of-pocket, and Ann’s pockets are empty due to paying for previous caregivers plus other related expenses that maxed out her credit cards and depleted her bank accounts.“We estimate that her 24/7 in-home care, daily living expenses and paying down her credit cards will easily top $6,000 per month,” the page states.Erdman served as the city’s PIO from 1991 and announced her retirement in 2011. By then she had been deemed the “Minister of Truthiness,” by Joe Piasecki at the Pasadena Weekly for her honesty and transparency when dealing with reporters.She also served as a moderator on “Citybeat,” a local public access TV show that featured members of the local media discussing issues of the day with Pasadena elected officials.In 2012, she made local history when she became the first person to ride in both the Rose Parade as well as its doppelganger, the Doo Dah Parade.She continues to work with nonprofit organizations to help them with their public relations needs.Erdman’s campaign had raised nearly $8,000 by Thursday afternoon.To donate, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ann-erdman-get-back-on-her-feet?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer People Former Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann Erdman Seeks Help After Battling COVID and Other Health Issues Former city PIO starts gofundme page to get back on her feet By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 2:32 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Police given extra time to question man over suspicious death in Derry

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleCovid-19 incidence rate below national average in most areas of DonegalNext articleBritish government accused of having ‘lack of respect’ for the EU News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Police have been given an extra 24 hours to question a man over the suspicious death of a 21 year-old woman at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry.The woman died at the hospital on the 9th of August last year, after an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows in Derry on the 3rd of August.Detectives from the Major Investigation Team continue to question the 33 year-old man. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Police given extra time to question man over suspicious death in Derry Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Staff may have an answer when job losses seem the only option

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Consultation with employees on redundancies can bring some workablesolutions, says Philip WhiteleyAmid the furore of BMW’s deal to sell Rover, it would be easy to assumeemployers have minimal duty to inform staff of closures and redundancies.But while the initial announcement can sometimes be made prior toconsultation, there is continuing legal ambiguity. And there are strict ruleson talks that must be held on the details.Last month a tribunal ruled that Middlesbrough Council was in the wrongafter it issued redundancy notices to 345 employees the day after councillorsapproved the redundancy plan. It came shortly after Personnel Today revealedhow the retail giant Sainsbury’s is facing dozens of claims for unfairdismissal over allegedly illegal setting of criteria while making 100 managersredundant.The law appears to be clear. There must be consultation over redundancies.Where more than 20 staff are affected it must be on a collective basis.Criteria must be fair, and the grounds for job cuts must be genuine financialpressures.Moreover the law was toughened last autumn. All employees in the relevantbusiness unit must be consulted – not just those about to be made redundant.The union must be the consulting partner where it is recognised.Where the grey area occurs is in the stage at which consultation shouldbegin. Middlesbrough Council argued that as long as consultation had begun asdismissal notices are issued this is sufficient. It is to appeal against therecent ruling. Unions argue part of the trouble stems from a misunderstanding of stockmarket rules, which appears to be filtering through to private companies andthe public sector.The MSF is fighting to overturn in the European Court a tribunal ruling itlost last year against United Assurance. The company was formed by UnitedFriendly and Refuge Assurance and said there would be 1,700 redundancies as itannounced the merger.The tribunal agreed there has to be a specific proposal for redundanciesbefore consultation begins. But MSF said that the European CollectiveRedundancies Directive refers instead to consultation where an employer is”contemplating” mass redundancies. Last month it lodged a formalcomplaint with the European Commission.Middlesbrough Council made a similar defence to United Assurance’s, arguingthat it is acceptable to begin consultation once formal notices are issued.Unlike United Assurance, however, Middlesbrough lost, indicating thattribunals view things differently where the stock market is involved. Rationale”The whole rationale behind having some sort of legislation forinformation and consultation was to provide ways and means of avoidingredundancies and numbers affected,” said Harriet Eisner, internationalofficer at the MSF union, which was not involved in the Middlesbrough case.”We are saying that all we want is the chance to negotiate in order tomitigate redundancies,” Eisner added.Talk like this can receive a dismissive response from employers.Consultation can slow things down, they argue, and make matters worse; themarket situation can deteriorate during the delay and more cost-cutting neededas a result.WisdomBut this supposes that managers have a monopoly on wisdom. Last yearRolls-Royce & Bentley needed savings, but through its partnership with theunions came up with new banked hours arrangement. The agreement prevented 400lay-offs and meant the company held on to scarce skills. “Five years ago we would have dealt with this throughredundancies,” change management director Paul Victor told the Anumanconference earlier this year. “We looked at possible solutions and came upwith 17, the most significant of which developed into the time bankingagreement.”The utility Centrica has avoided industrial action and maximised options forredeployment by keeping lines of communication open.The cases raise the point, do employers protest too much? Research byWarwick University indicated that consultation can substantially alter theterms on which people are laid off, in some cases to the mutual benefit ofemployees and the company.”The previous government’s ‘minimalist’ approach, intended to bebusiness-friendly, may have proved counter-productive,” researchers MarkHall and Paul Edwards wrote in the Industrial Law Journal.Yvonne Bennion, policy specialist at the Industrial Society, said employersshould focus more on best practice than on the law. “If an organisationthinks that all it has to do is observe minimum compliance with the law then itis not going to manage its relationships with its employees effectively,”she said.”Whenever redundancies occur, the whole basis of trust in anorganisation is called into question. Sometimes organisations think that theydo not have time to consult, but involving employees early on can sort out a lotof the problems. Lack of consultation will hinder the progress that theorganisation is trying to make.”Employee representatives can offer solutions, as in the Rolls-Royce &Bentley case. Individual performanceBennion said, “I was in a situation where I had to make some peopleredundant, and on the face of it looked as though there was a very strong casefor making a certain individual redundant. But when we went through all thecriteria we discovered very important aspects on individual’s performance whichhad not really been known before.”Trust on the part of employees can take years to rebuild, and isincreasingly recognised as key to competitive advantage. Employers need to takenote before they swing the axe.www.dti.gov.uk/emar Staff may have an answer when job losses seem the only optionOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more