Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial conglomerate offering banking products and solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in Uganda through its subsidiary company, Equity Bank Uganda Ltd (EBUL). Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts and fixed deposit accounts to social institutional accounts, credit products, treasury, trade finance and bank guarantee services. EBUL offers solutions for Internet banking, money transfers, merchant acquiring, point of sale and mobile banking services. Equity Bank Uganda Limited was formerly known as Uganda Microfinance Limited and changed its name to Equity Bank Uganda Ltd in 2008 when the microfinance institution was purchased by Equity Bank Limited. The financial conglomerate operates in six countries in the African Great Lakes Region, including subsidiary banks in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK small-cap stocks I’d buy today for the long term

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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 UK small-cap stocks I’d buy today for the long term See all posts by G A Chester The market crash has given investors an opportunity to pick up some high-quality UK small-cap stocks at discount prices. Three such stocks I’d buy today for the long term are main-market-listed constituents of the FTSE SmallCap index. Their shares are trading between 11% and 38% below their levels at the start of the year.They’re a diverse bunch, being an agriculture and engineering group, a media firm, and a pubs and hotels company. But I see all three as high-calibre enterprises, currently offering great value for long-term investors.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…A resilient small-cap stockDown 11% year-to-date, Carr’s Group (LSE: CARR) shares haven’t been as badly hit as many small-cap stocks. This is no surprise after a trading update last month. It said: “The group continues to trade through the Covid-19 pandemic with no material financial impact seen to date.”Its agriculture division is performing ahead of expectations. Its engineering division has seen some temporary interruption to nuclear and defence projects, as well as an indirect impact from the weak oil price. Nevertheless, “overall trading remains in-line.”In other good news, it said: “Cash levels [are] ahead of the board’s expectations.” Furthermore, it announced it will be paying its first interim dividend (deferred earlier this year) and a second interim payout.At a share price of 137p, the running yield is 3.5%. The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for its current financial year is 12, falling to 10.8 next year. This is cheap for a resilient small-cap stock, in my opinion.Good value for long-term growth and incomePublisher Bloomsbury (LSE: BMY), whose shares are down 29% year-to-date, issued a trading update last month. For the four months to 30 June, it said it had “experienced strong trading … with year-on-year sales growth of 18% during a period of unprecedented disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”At the height of lockdown, the company did an equity fundraising. It also decided to pay its final dividend as a bonus share issue. This will dilute earnings per share.On the other hand, Bloomsbury has substantial cash. It has a successful track record of acquisitions and is considering opportunities. I reckon it could pick up good assets at cheap prices in the current environment.At a share price of 207p, its forward P/E is 18.2 and its prospective dividend yield is 3.8%. I think we’re looking at a good-value stock for long-term growth and income.Small-cap stock on the rocksShares of pubs and hotels group Fuller, Smith & Turner (LSE: FSTA) have been hardest hit of the three companies. They’re down 38% year-to-date. Of course, this has been one of the industries most severely impacted by Covid-19.In its annual results last month, the company said it wouldn’t pay a final dividend. It’s a measure of the severity of the impact of the pandemic – but also the quality of Fuller’s underlying business – that this is the first time it has reduced its annual dividend in over 70 years.More than 75% of its managed pubs and hotels, and almost all its tenanted inns, have now reopened. Nevertheless, we can write off the current year.Looking ahead to next year, though, I reckon the shares are cheap at 600p. The P/E is 14.2 and the prospective dividend yield is 2.8%. This is another quality business to buy for the long term, in my book. 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. G A Chester | Monday, 17th August, 2020 | More on: BMY CARR FSTA center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing and Fuller Smith & Turner. 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. 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Episcopal clergy show support for protesters, denounce federal crackdown in…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Faith & Politics, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal clergy show support for protesters, denounce federal crackdown in Portland Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Egan MillardPosted Jul 30, 2020 center_img Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Protesters gather at the Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2020. Photo: Arwen Myers[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Sara Fischer heads downtown in Portland, Oregon, to show solidarity with the protesters there – which she has been doing most nights since July 17 – she sees two very different worlds: a world of violence and a world of love.She has seen people selflessly taking care of each other, and she has seen escalating confrontations between law enforcement officers and people demonstrating against systemic racism and police brutality. Protests have taken place in Portland for 62 days straight since the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In early July, the protests began focusing on the federal courthouse in downtown Portland and the Trump administration sent more than 100 federal agents there, saying they needed to protect the building from the vandalism that was occurring. State and local officials were not aware of the move until unidentified agents were filmed grabbing protesters off the streets and throwing them into unmarked vans.Protesters in downtown Portland. Photo: Sara FischerOn July 29, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that she had reached an agreement with the federal government for a “phased withdrawal” of agents from the courthouse, which would then be protected by the Oregon State Police, starting July 30. However, that same day, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said federal agents “will remain in Portland until we are assured the courthouse and other federal facilities will no longer be attacked.”Faith leaders like Oregon Bishop Michael Hanley have stated their support for nonviolent protesters and their opposition to the deployment of federal agents to Portland.“These forces are, by most accounts, not helpful and it is my belief that they should leave. I support our mayor and others who are calling for their removal,” Hanley wrote to his diocese on July 26.And during their virtual meeting on July 29, the House of Bishops approved a pastoral letter expressing concern over the federal agents’ actions.“If there is one event during the time we met which encapsulated all the anxieties and aspirations of U.S. bishops in the House, it is the situation in Portland, Oregon, and other cities,” the bishops wrote. “We certainly share and understand the concern for protection of life and property. What troubles us is the unprecedented nature of the federal response to a largely peaceful protest. … We commit ourselves both to advocate for continued nonviolence on the part of the protesters across the United States and for a return of policing authority to local agencies who are known by and accountable to the people’s elected representatives.”Fischer, the 60-year-old rector of Saints Peter & Paul / Santos Pedro y Pablo Episcopal Church in Portland, had been attending earlier protests in other parts of the city and first went to the courthouse protests on July 17 to hear Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty speak. Hardesty had asked faith leaders to show up, so Fischer spent a “lovely summer evening” there but didn’t stay long.The Rev. Sara Fischer attends a protest in downtown Portland. Photo: Maria McDowellThe next night, wearing her clerical collar, she went back “to see what it’s like late.”“I just couldn’t tear myself away,” she told Episcopal News Service. “That was the first night that the ‘Wall of Moms’ was there … but there were only about 40 of them.“I just was sort of swept up in the chanting and the sense of huge numbers of people coming together because they all cared about the same thing, which is Black Lives Matter and protesting the presence of federal troops. … There’s people playing music, there’s people giving away a lot of free food, there’s water everywhere, there’s just a sense of focused protest that felt really powerful to me.”Fischer saw a man wearing a purple vest that said “Clergy Witness” on the back. Intrigued, she “made a beeline for him” and asked him about it. He was a member of the Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, whose members attend the protests to document what happens and protect vulnerable people.“I felt like there was a real space for clergy with witness,” Fischer said, and she connected with the group online. They have a spreadsheet with sign-up slots, so about three or four of them are at the courthouse on any given night, she said. One night she went “not as a priest but as a mom,” joining the Wall of Moms in their distinctive yellow T-shirts.The evenings typically follow the same order of events, as if on a schedule, she said. Protesters gather at the perimeter fence that has been erected around the federal courthouse, inside which federal agents are stationed.“There’s a distinct pattern every night, which is that there’s speakers that usually go until about nine. There’s a lot of chanting. Sometimes there’s a march,” Fischer told ENS. “But usually around 10:30, 11, a very small handful of protesters – very small – start engaging in provocative behavior. And usually around 11, 11:30, the federal troops come out of the courthouse and start throwing or shooting pepper bombs and canisters of tear gas.”One night, Fischer was teargassed “pretty badly.”“My eyes were very watery, my nose was running, everything was kind of burning,” she said.Fischer said the tear gas is usually preceded by “provocative behavior” – people throwing things or trying to cut through the fence with bolt cutters, for example – but believes the agents’ response is an ominous statement on “the value of property versus humans.”“There’s a really important distinction between violence and vandalism,” she said. “Violence is against humans and vandalism is against property, and if you equate the two, you’re devaluing humans.”Fischer hasn’t witnessed any of the widely reported incidents of protesters being taken away by unidentified officers, but the whole scene is a “really awful situation,” she said.For her, being a clergy witness means watching out for illegal behavior by law enforcement agents, but also “standing with people and being calm and providing comfort.” She has been especially inspired by those who are there to provide relief in the form of food, water and medical care.“Whenever I’m there, in the course of an evening, a dozen people thank me for being there. And I have a lot of really great conversations with people. And sometimes I’m just asking them about their experience, and sometimes I’m talking about how the mutual aid, which I see on the ground night after night, reminds me of beloved community.”People from very different faith backgrounds – from the ex-Christian who showed her the Christian tattoos she kept covered up to the young Catholic couple who had driven there from Kansas City to join the protests – have engaged with her and thanked her. She also uses her presence to try and keep the protesters safe, though that has had a limited effect, she said.“I’m there out of compassion and concern for all the protesters. And I think the first time I went down there I thought, well, nobody’s going to throw tear gas at a silver-haired white lady in a collar. And it turns out that there’s so many people there, the feds don’t really discriminate.”Fischer doesn’t know what to expect next, but she sees it as part of her duty as a priest to protect those who are in danger and support their message, regardless of the ways in which they protest. As much as she would prefer to see completely nonviolent protests, she understands why that’s not the case.“I think that the church’s role is to protect and defend protesters, to be present, to show up,” she said. “The last two Sundays, we’ve had these two sorting parables [as Gospel readings]. Two weeks ago, we had the wheat and the weeds, and last Sunday one of the parables was the net that gets sorted at the end of the age. And what both of those parables say to me is, it’s not up to me to say that there are good protesters and bad protesters.”The Gospel reading for July 26 also included the parable of the mustard seed, which she compared to the yellow-clad Wall of Moms in her sermon.“The kingdom of heaven is like a tiny mustard seed, and the kingdom of heaven is like one mom who invited her friends and then there’s, you know, 2,000 of them,” she said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

The Apopka Police Department Needs Your Help

first_img Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here May 11, 2016 at 2:47 pmcenter_img From The Apopka Police Department:APD Sketch of the suspect.On May 3, 2016 at 4:55 p.m., the Apopka Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Woodside Ridge Drive in reference to a home invasion robbery (Wekiva Run). Two unknown males entered a residence brandishing firearms and obtained a large amount of property.The first suspect was a dark skin black male, 15-17 years old, wearing an orange shirt with black pants, a black mask and gloves.The second suspect was a light skin black male, 15-17 years old, wearing a white hoodie with black pants.The victims did not suffer any injuries in this incident. One of the victims was able to assist with providing details for a composite sketch which is attached.The Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying this suspect. Anyone with information can contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. Could one of the two be the same one involved in robbing the lady at Chandler Estate at gunpoint? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentHome Invasion BurglaryWekiva Run Previous articleWine Wednesday: The Many Shades of Rosé WineNext articleSummer Food Program Coming to Bridges Center Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Rebranded Future Fundraising describes itself as “the regular giving agency”

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies face-to-face regular giving Howard Lake | 1 July 2011 | News  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Rebranded Future Fundraising describes itself as “the regular giving agency” Fundraising agency Future Fundraising is being rebranded to promote its wider regular giving services to charities, no matter how the donors were recruited. Its promotional material will now describe itself as “the regular giving agency”. The rebranding will be launched at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention on 4 July.The agency intends to move away from being known primarily for its services in recruiting regular donors by face-to-face fundraising to its role in supporting the donor journey, whether that be through telephone, consultancy or support.Future Fundraising’s Managing Director Rupert Tappin is the co-author of the charity-wide PFRA DARS (Donor Acquisition and Retention Survey), and retention is one of the key platforms of the company’s services. For example, it monitors and analyses campaigns to spot “missing” donors, telephones and reactivates lapsed donors, and calls donors to encourage them to increase their donation. Advertisementcenter_img Tappin explained the reason for the rebrand. “We have spent the past seven years”, he said, “building an understanding of how regular giving donors recruited by face-to-face fundraising across 100 campaigns, perform in the short, medium, and long-term.“There have been many surprises along the way, but as a sector we are better able to predict the performance of our campaigns as measured on banked charitable income, which is a world away from where we were when F2F first started 12 years ago.”He added: “The new branding builds on our vision to maximise charitable income, in that our partnership with charities goes much further by focussing on every step of the regular giving process; during pre-recruitment, throughout the campaign & continuing into donor stewardship. We are now able to apply our knowledge of what affects retention of donors across any regular giving campaign, irrespective of the channel through which they were recruited.”Photo: Future Fundraising team – (l-r) Alex Grindly, Rob McCabe, Rupert Tappin and Amy OberholzerFuture Fundraising chose agency beautiful world to deliver the rebranding based on their experience with the third sector and of fundraising, brand and online.Tappin remains optimistic about individual giving. “With almost every other form of fundraising being squeezed, there is huge potential for a step-change in individual giving during the next decade,” he said.He added that Future Fundraising were currently “trialling exciting developments” such as when is the best time to reactivate or upgrade a donor using their in-house call centre, based on their payment history and an analysis of their subsequent retention behaviour.www.futurefundraising.co.uk 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Cyber-dissident’s wife calls for release on medical grounds

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts News The wives of two prominent Chinese dissidents have issued appeals on behalf of their ill or missing husbands.Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), who is married to cyber-dissident Hu Jia (胡佳), detained since December 2007 and suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, has appealed for his release on medical grounds. It is the seventh time she has asked for him to be freed. Geng He, the wife of netizen and lawyer Gao Zhisheng, yesterday turned to the United States as President Hu Jiantao begins a visit there asking for light to be shed on the disappearance of her husband in April 2010 (read the article).Reporters Without Borders repeats its call for an explanation of the disappearance of Gao Zhisheng and urges the Chinese authorities to free Hu Jia, if they do not want to held responsible for dramatic events similar to those surrounding the netizen Zhang Jianhong.Shortly after being freed on medical grounds, as he had requested on several occasions, Zhang Jianhong, better known under the name Li Hong, died on 31 December last year in hospital from the effects of an illness that was never treated during his three years in prison (read the article).A senior US official said President Barack Obama had raised in a private meeting the case of Liu Xiaobo, his successor as Nobel peace prize winner, who is in jail in China.President Obama is said to have called for him to be released. He also reminded his Chinese counterpart that certain values such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly were universal and transcend cultures. In a break with his usual habit Hu Jintao agreed during the visit to answer questions at a news conference. He initially deliberately dodged a question on human rights before answering, in reply to a second question, that China was always committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and that the country has “made enormous progress”, even if a lot still needed to be done.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Chinese leader to take steps to improve the human rights situation, by starting with the release of the 107 journalists and bloggers currently behind bars. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further News January 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident’s wife calls for release on medical grounds China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


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KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of La Tierra Reserve, a New-home Community in…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of La Tierra Reserve, a new enclave of affordably priced ranch-style homes in Southwest Tucson. The community is situated on West Valencia Road just off Interstate 19, providing easy access to downtown Tucson and the area’s major employment centers as well as Tucson International Airport. The new community is also minutes away from popular shopping, dining and entertainment at both Tucson Spectrum and The Landings. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005074/en/ KB Home announces the grand opening of La Tierra reserve, a new-home community in Southwest Tucson. (Photo: Business Wire) The one-story homes showcase desirable design characteristics like ample storage space, large kitchens overlooking expansive great rooms, and beautiful master suites with walk-in closets. The community’s floor plans feature up to four bedrooms and two baths, and range in size from approximately 1,000 to 1,700 square feet. “La Tierra Reserve is a new community of our popular ranch-style homes located southwest of downtown Tucson and close to the area’s major employers,” said Amy McReynolds, President of KB Home’s Tucson division. “The community offers access to a variety of popular shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is only a short drive to Tucson International Airport. As with other KB Home communities, La Tierra Reserve provides home shoppers the opportunity to purchase a personalized, new KB home at a price that fits their budget.” KB Home stands out from other homebuilders as the company gives homebuyers exceptional choice and control. KB Home starts by offering a wide variety of homes at an affordable price. From there, the builder gives buyers the ability to personalize their homes from floor plans to exterior elevations, from design options to where they live in the community. The KB Home team works hand in hand with homeowners every step of the way so they have a real partner in the process. Every KB home is designed to be ENERGY STAR ® certified thanks to the quality construction techniques and materials utilized that ultimately deliver significant savings on utility bills compared to used homes. Additionally, all new KB homes are designed to deliver an enhanced indoor environment and include high performance ventilation systems, low- or zero-VOC products and other features guided by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor airPLUS standards. The La Tierra Reserve sales office and model home are open for private in-person tours by appointment, and walk-in visits are welcome. Homebuyers also have the flexibility to arrange a live video tour with a sales counselor. Pricing begins from the low $200,000s. For more information on KB Home, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit kbhome.com. About KB Home KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is how we give our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their budget. We are the first builder to make every home we build ENERGY STAR ® certified. In fact, we go beyond the EPA requirements by ensuring every ENERGY STAR certified KB home has been tested and verified by a third-party inspector to meet the EPA’s strict certification standards, which help to lower the cost of ownership and to make our new homes healthier and more comfortable than new ones without certification. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process, and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005074/en/ CONTACT: Craig LeMessurier, KB Home 925-580-1583 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ARIZONA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY LANDSCAPE WOMEN PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS ARCHITECTURE COMMUNICATIONS MEN FAMILY CONSUMER SOURCE: KB Home Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005074/en WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of La Tierra Reserve, a New-home Community in Southwest Tucson Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Hogan says government will not be held to ransom by drink firms

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articleBloody Sunday families welcome removal of General Jackson from Derry installationNext articleULA TD claims country pimped out like prostitutes for Obamas News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Google+center_img The Environment Minister says the government will not be threatened by drinks companies into dropping plans for a ban on their sponsorship of sporting events.Phil Hogan says the government will continue to discuss all points of view on alcohol sponsorship and that the proposals will be brought to the Cabinet table in the coming weeks.It comes after spokespeople for Diageo said attracting investment to Ireland would be ‘difficult’ in a ‘very anti-alcohol’ environment and that Guinness and Baileys did not have to be made here.But Environment Minister Phil Hogan says the government will not be held to ransom.”I don’t think the government will be threatened by any individual company – but obviously the issues that they have raised and the government’s concern about some of those sponsorships at sporting events are being discussed by Minister Alex White, who’ll be bringing proposals to government in the next few weeks” he said. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News By News Highland – June 19, 2013 Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook Hogan says government will not be held to ransom by drink firmslast_img read more

COVID Affected Dead Bodies’ Mishandling: “Duty Of The State Is To Protect Rights Of The Deceased”: NHRC To Centre, State Govts

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID Affected Dead Bodies’ Mishandling: “Duty Of The State Is To Protect Rights Of The Deceased”: NHRC To Centre, State Govts Sparsh Upadhyay14 May 2021 9:28 AMShare This – xImage Courtesy: The WireKeeping in view a large number of deaths and reports in the media about the mismanagement/mishandling of Covid-19 affected dead bodies, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India today issued an Advisory to the Centre and States for protecting the dignity and the rights of the dead. This Advisory also gathers significance in the context of the NHRC notices issued to the Centre, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh governments yesterday on a complaint about floating dead bodies in the Ganga River.Advertisement NHRC (@India_NHRC) issues an Advisory to the Centre and States to ensure dignity and the rights of the dead.Advisory also gathers significance in the context of the NHRC notices issued to the Centre, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh governments about floating dead bodies in Ganga River. pic.twitter.com/T9CMWbMmll— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 14, 2021The Commission has said: “It is a well-accepted legal position that the right to life, fair treatment and dignity, derived from the Article 21 of the Constitution of India, extends not only to the living persons but also to their dead bodies. It has noted that despite High Court and the Supreme Court judgements, international covenants, guidelines by WHO, NDMA, Govt. Of India regarding the maintenance of Covid protocol upholding the dignity of the dead, reports are coming in the media about lowering the dignity of the dead during Covid-19 pandemic.”Advertisement The Commission, in a letter through its Secretary-General, Mr. Bimbadhar Pradhan to the Union Home Secretary, Union Health & Family Welfare Secretary and the Chief Secretaries/ Administrators of States and Union Territories, has asked for the implementation of its recommendations in the Advisory and the action taken report within four weeks.The Commission has also observed:-“Though there is no law to protect the rights of the dead in the country, however, drawing references from the interpretation of the Constitutional mechanism, various Court Judgements, international Covenants and Govt. Guidelines, it has said that it is the duty of the State to protect the rights of the deceased and crime over the dead body and prepare a SOP in consultation with all stakeholders so that the dignity of the dead is maintained.”Advertisement Advertisement Importantly, the Commission has given wide-ranging recommendations for different stakeholders in the society including, among others, governments, police, administration, local bodies, hospitals, medical practitioners, prison administrations, civil society, media and families for extending dignity to the dead.Some of the important recommendations, among others, are:Enact specific legislation to protect the rights of the dead; it should be the duty of every citizen to inform, after noticing any incident of death, immediately to the nearest police station and/or to emergency ambulance services or the administrative/ legal authorities, whichever feasible;Each State must maintain a district-wise digital dataset of death cases;Death of a person must be simultaneously updated in all documents such as Bank Account, Aadhar Card, Insurance etc.,The Police administration should ensure that there is no undue delay in post mortem;The Hospital administration should be explicitly prohibited from deliberately retaining any dead body on the count of pending bill payment; the unclaimed bodies must be stored under safe conditions;The local authorities should ensure that the transportation facilities are available to transport the body of the deceased at the request of family members and the arbitrary hike of ambulance charges is curbed;The CSOs/NGOs should come forward to take up the responsibility of performing last rites of the unclaimed and unattended bodies in a dignified manner;Set-up temporary crematoriums; religious rituals that do not require touching of the dead body may be allowed such as reading from religious scripts, sprinkling holy water etc.;In cases where the repatriation of the body to the family may not be possible, the State/ Local Administration may perform the last rites of the body, taking into account the religious/ cultural factors;Piling up of dead bodies during transportation or at any other place must not be allowed to happen. Encourage use of electric crematoriums; Mass burial/ cremation should not be allowed to take place as it is in violation of the right to dignity of the dead;Staff handling dead bodies including those at crematoriums/ burial grounds should be provided protective gear along with the vaccination on priority and they should be fairly paid.TagsNHRC National Human Rights Commission Dead Body Management Handling of Dead Body Covid Affected Dead Bodies Dead Bodies Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more