Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Why I think smart investors are buying these cheap FTSE 100 shares now

first_imgWhy I think smart investors are buying these cheap FTSE 100 shares now Royston Wild | Sunday, 10th May, 2020 | More on: POLY SMDS 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. Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 has continued marching back towards the 6,000-point marker in recent sessions. Investor confidence remains fragile as coronavirus infections keep rising and disastrous economic data frays the nerves. But there are simply too many great bargains to keep savvy share-pickers away.More turbulence on global stock markets could be just around the corner. However, it’s worth remembering that volatility is nothing new. And the numbers are there to show that long-term equity investors, even accounting for huge swings like those of recent months, usually make big profits over a long time horizon. Total returns tend to sit between 8% and 10% for these individuals, studies show.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 FTSE 100 stealMarket appetite for DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) hasn’t exactly ripped higher of late. But the boxbuilder’s low valuations have encouraged dip buying from opportunistic investors. At current prices, it still sports a low forward P/E ratio around 10 times despite renewed buying interest.Trading has remained robust at this FTSE 100 firm as grocery sales have gone through the roof. There’s plenty of reason to expect demand for DS Smith’s product to remain robust too. Firstly, the company has decided to sharpen its focus on e-commerce in recent years. It’s a decision that will set it up nicely for the inevitable boost to online food sales long after the pandemic has passed.And secondly, DS Smith stands to gain from ongoing competitiveness in the supermarket space, and a desire to separate cash-strapped shoppers from their money. It puts a greater emphasis on retailers’ (and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) producers’) ability to create bold and attractive displays at the point of sale. And DS Smith is an expert in creating innovative displays to get goods of all types flying off the shelves and into shoppers’ baskets.Data shows that around three-quarters of purchase decisions are made in store, underlining how critical these particular tools are in shifting volumes. Their importance will only grow in an increasingly-cutthroat marketplace and an environment of reduced shopper confidence.Go for goldUnlike DS Smith, Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is a Footsie share which has actually gained in value following the Covid-19 outbreak. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand why. Gold is one of the safest bets in town during times of huge social, macroeconomic and political uncertainty like these. It’s why metal prices hit new seven-year peaks last month.Investors are betting that bullion values will keep rising as the aftermath of the pandemic becomes apparent. New record highs above $2,000 per ounce are being tipped in the months ahead, reflecting expectations of a painful and prolonged world recession and sustained rate-cutting by central banks.Despite these gains, though, many gold diggers remain attractive from a value perspective. At current prices Polymetal for one changes hands on a forward P/E ratio of 12 times. And this leaves plenty of scope for more share price gains, in my opinion. Throw in a chubby 4.7% dividend yield for 2020 too, and I reckon this is a brilliant blue-chip to load up on today. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Futura Medical share price: a penny stock rising fast right now

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Futura Medical share price: a penny stock rising fast right now See all posts by Jabran Khan Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Jabran Khan 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. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Penny stocks often experience a sharp rise. This is what has happened to Futura Medical (LSE:FUM) in the past week. In the past seven days, the Futura Medical share price has risen close to 200%. As a result, I wonder if Futura Medical is a penny stock worth considering for my portfolio. Is the share price going to continue to rise?Penny stocks often overlookedI believe penny stocks are often overlooked as risky investments. After all, they are priced low for a reason. However, I believe some penny stocks could lead to some excellent returns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Futura Medical share price has risen sharply in the last week. Futura is a pharmaceutical research and development firm with a focus on topical formulations and transdermal delivery. In simpler terms, it is medication that is used by applying it to the skin. To date, its largest achievement is its proprietary DermaSys transdermal technology. As with many smaller firms, it relies on commercial partnerships.Futura Medical share priceThe past seven days have been a whirlwind for Futura. The reason behind it’s share price rise is been a breakthrough in an agreement between itself and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A clinical study into Futura’s erectile dysfunction treatment (known as MED3000) will now be conducted. This is a step closer to the treatment receiving regulatory approval in the US, which could be fruitful.The Futura Medical share price has also benefited from an approval by an EU body last week too. This could see MED3000 sold over the counter in the region. The good news linked to the EU approval is that fast-track reviews could occur in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.As I write this, shares in Futura are trading for over 50p per share. Last week, it was trading for just 18p per share. A year ago today, it was trading for less than 10p per share. I believe this goes to show how big this latest breakthrough is for Futura.Is Futura worth the risk?Futura has other products and technology too, which could boost future performance and share price. It is working on its own anti-inflammatory gel labelled TPR100, which is awaiting regulatory authorisation in the UK. It has also joined the cannabis-based medicines race that has recently attracted a lot of headlines and interest.Despite the recent breakthrough and optimism there are very real risks involved with Futura as a penny stock. The past two years have seen very little revenue reported. It is currently also loss-making, which is expected for smaller pharma firms at this stage in their journey. Although expected, I am not buoyed by this.I am not willing to risk my hard-earned cash on the Futura Medical share price just now. I will keep a keen eye on developments, however. Regulatory approvals and distribution could change things. There are plenty of penny stocks that are established and profit making which I much prefer. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Jabran Khan | Thursday, 25th March, 2021 | More on: FUM 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Wealthy owners like Jacky Lorenzetti and their late forays into the transfer market

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hungry eyes: Wealthy and ambitious owners Mourad Boudjellal, Toulon, and Jacky Lorenzetti, Racing MetroBy Alan DymockQUEUEING EARLY at rugby’s buffet does not appear to be a requirement for the millionaire owners of some teams, with the wealthy able to place late orders for personnel they want.Sure, snapping up Dan Lydiate, Jamie Roberts, Soane Tonga’uiha and Brian Mujati was part of a nice, early spree from Racing Metro owner Jacky Lorenzetti, while Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal was tapping up Bryan Habana for some time. However, these men know there is not the need to do all their business early on.Bound for a buy-out?: Unstoppable fullback, Leigh HalfpennyIndeed, every professional club knows that there is plenty of time left to do their transfer business. With Super Rugby still to conclude, the Rugby Championship approaching and freak injuries lurking seedily behind unforeseen corners, there is always time to plot a take away.This was evidenced recently by the news that Glasgow Warriors had signed versatile Puma back Gabriel Ascarate, just after it became public that South-African centre Robert Ebersohn of the Cheetahs is soon to be off to Montpellier to join Rene Ranger. Ebersohn’s move comes once the Currie Cup is over.With it also announced that Munster will snap up Western Province and Stormers winger Gerhard Van Den Heever once his Currie Cup is over it becomes clear that missing pre-season or even the start of the season is no hindrance. Of course, that is with players. As more rumours waft across from South Africa that Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons is still a favourite for the vacant Edinburgh Rugby post it appears that more than a pint of the black stuff comes to those who wait.With this as background, then, the insatiable, shark-like owners in France must be watched. Deals are still there to be brokered and the richer, hungrier parties tend to get first pick. With whispers around transfers, they tend to be pushed away with the back of the hand; the tendrils of smoke curling around our wafting palms without any fire beneath them. Unless Lorenzetti is involved.Not rulling out a move to French rugby: NRL’s Benji MarshallThere may not be any substance to the story about a hefty buy-out of Leigh Halfpenny’s contract, but the fact such a story exists and Lorenzetti is pushed to comment without a massive knock-back coming from Cardiff Blues first means that there could be discussions had, if there have not been already. There are other millionaires out there…While this is going on, of course, representatives of Benji Marshall hang the rugby league master under everyone’s noses, hoping to get a bite. The Auckland Blues are still favourite to land the Kiwi, but the potential convert’s management have very publicly declared that he would not be fussed about a big money move to Japan or even France.There is that buffet, though. Agents chirp and chatter while teams ceaselessly look for deals, even if it is for that extra spot where a utility player is needed, with the prospect of very little first team rugby. It is in such a marketplace where the likes of Worcester Warriors and London Wasps may want to find replacements for second-rows Craig Gillies and Marco Wentzel, the latter having reversed the trend by leaving Europe to head for South African rugby. They will have to look hard and remain patient.Even approaching the late stages, such teams may have to wait for the fatter cats to have their fill first. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 19: Benji Marshall of the Tigers warms up prior to the round 19 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval on July 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) last_img read more

Zellwood Pastor accidentally shoots his wife

first_img TAGSDarrell ReidOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeZellwood Pastor Previous article441/429 Construction Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm ColinNext articleGeneration Deaf: Millenials and Earbud-Induced Hearing Loss Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR June 8, 2016 at 10:01 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Close family “friend.” I’d hate to be your enemy! Or is this one of those “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” friendships? Be careful of stones that you throw. Karma is real. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm bill Reply Reply Karen Ingramm Bill please contact detectives with any informatio. You have regarding their relationship. Reply Reply Please enter your comment! I’m a close Family member,I just want to advise the police to continue to investigate.There is a lot behind this story. June 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mikecenter_img Jo Reply We are fully cooperating with the detectives. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply bill Last night at approximately 8:00 PM, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm call at Winifred Road in Zellwood.Darrell and Katie ReidDr. Darrell Reid, 63 of Zellwood, called 911 and reported that he accidentally shot his wife Katie Reid, 62 of Zellwood, while cleaning his firearm. Orange County Fire/Rescue units were first on the scene and treated Mrs. Reid for an apparent gunshot wound to the head.Mrs. Reid was transported to Florida Hospital-Apopka with life threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.Dr. Reid is the Lead Pastor and founder of Happy Hill Ministries in Zellwood. He retired from the US Army with a rank of Master Sergeant. Mrs. Reid was also a Pastor at Happy Hill Ministries.According to a spokesperson for The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, this is an active and open investigation being conducted by Homicide detectives. No arrests have been made. No other details are known at this time.The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known. June 9, 2016 at 11:31 pm 7 COMMENTS Very true, he’s owned guns for over 30 years. And no neighbor heard shots… Please enter your name here Anybody responsible enough to own a gun should know you do not clean a loaded gun it was something wrong with the story June 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm Absolutely everything in social media is a scam! can’t say more. Reply Lee June 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here June 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm Billlast_img read more

House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

first_imgphotographs:  Tomas GhiselliniPhotographs:  Tomas Ghisellini+ 18 Share 2012 Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project House G / Tomas Ghisellini ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse G / Tomas Ghisellini ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tomas GhiselliniHouses•Ferrara, Italy House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects CopyAbout this officeTomas Ghisellini ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFerraraHousesItalyPublished on July 10, 2013Cite: “House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects” 10 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?G住宅/ Tomas Ghisellini Architects建筑事务所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 stream ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/397795/house-g-tomas-ghisellini-architects Clipboard Year:  Italycenter_img Copy Photographs 2012 “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Tomas GhiselliniText description provided by the architects. Just a few meters from one of the mostbeautiful straights of the Renaissancedefensive walls complex, within the compact urban structure of the historic center of Ferrara, an existing building from the early fifties reaches a bold new facethrough a surgery intervention of recovery and expansion.Save this picture!© Tomas GhiselliniRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealClay Wall Brick in Louise Michel SchoolBricksNelissenFacing Brick – PastelBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – Waterstruck VascuThe consolidated architectural body,growing in height in search of aspectacular view of the horizon and leavingthe traditional brick cladding, changes its skin, resulting in a material standing presence, simple and rigorous, with carved openings that meet the original layout geometry. Fields of color and tone variations, demarcated by three-dimensional carvings in the wall surfaces,stir the ingredients of the commonlanguage of urban housing, and give the elevations a taste of contemporary, while retaining the building, protected by the laws of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage Office, an elegantand austere character.Save this picture!© Tomas GhiselliniA large covered balcony at the top floor, defined by atransparent wall of glass, frames the view of the walls. From the inside, rooms and spaces seem like floatingamong the trees.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture NewsRoyal Adelaide Hospital Open Ideas CompetitionEvent Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/397795/house-g-tomas-ghisellini-architects Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

CAF’s redesigned corporate website goes live

first_imgCAF’s redesigned corporate website goes live Howard Lake | 3 July 2006 | News The site has been redesigned by web design agency Reading Room, which has worked with CAF for some years on web projects. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Digital 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. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)’s newly consolidated corporate website is now live, bringing together services and content from what were previously several different websites.The website, which will officially launch over the next few weeks, brings together all of CAF’s services in addition to an enhanced charity search, the facility to open a CAF Charity and Company Account online, and online registration for its efundraising services.The site offers a choice of navigation options, including the original corporate site’s emphasis on its three core audiences of charities, individual donors and corporate donors. Advertisementlast_img read more

Solicitation statements ‘confusing’ says Pacey

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The ./guidance on the new solicitation statement for fundraisers required under the new Charities Act is “very good but legally very complicated”, Institute of Fundraising’s director of policy Megan Pacey said.Speaking at a seminar held by Bates Wells & Braithwaite into the new fundraising statements, Pacey said that the ./guidance was ‘confusing’. Changes from 1 April also mean that it is not just professional fundraisers and commercial participators who have to be aware of the new statements, but also employees and trustees who are acting as collectors. “They are now required to make a statement saying they are a paid member of staff,” said Pacey. “This is not something the sector has grasped.”She also pointed out that under the new legislation it would be the employee who is liable if the statement is not made, and not the organisation, although the Institute believes it should be the organisation which is liable.The legislation now insists on fundraisers stating how they are paid and how much for that particular appeal.Christine Rigby and Rosamund McCarthy of Bates Wells & Braithwaite pointed out potential problems in the new ./guidance in estimating amounts for particular appeals and putting the statement into context. They are also hoping that further examples will be used in the final ./guidance to make it less confusing for fundraisers and easier for them to see how they should be using the new statements.The consultation on the new ./guidance is open until 31 May and the Office of the Third Sector is hoping to have the final ./guidance out by the summer.Any comments or suggestions on the ./guidance should be sent to Mubin Jaigirdar, Third Sector Support Team, Office of the Third Sector, Cabinet Office, 35 Great Smith St,London SW1P 3BQ, or email [email protected] Tagged with: Law / policy  91 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Solicitation statements ‘confusing’ says Pacey Howard Lake | 4 April 2008 | News 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

Rep. Chu Urges Support for Transparency, Opportunity for All, and Diversity in the Higher Education Admissions Process

first_imgHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Government Rep. Chu Urges Support for Transparency, Opportunity for All, and Diversity in the Higher Education Admissions Process Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 1:49 pmcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and other members of CAPAC sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) outlining their support for transparency, opportunity for all, and diversity in the higher education admissions process as the DOJ reviews a recent complaint of alleged discrimination against Asian Americans in the Harvard University admissions process.The text of the letter is below. The full text of the letter can be found online here.——-August 4, 2015Ms. Vanita GuptaPrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney GeneralCivil Rights DivisionU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001Dear Assistant Attorney General Gupta:On behalf of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I am writing to you regarding a complaint jointly filed on May 15, 2015 by various Asian American associations with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights concerning the alleged discrimination against Asian Americans in Harvard University’s admissions process.As you review the complaint, I urge you to consider the attached position statement outlining our support for transparency, opportunity for all, and diversity in the higher education admissions process.Sincerely,JUDY CHUMember of CongressCAPAC Chaircc: Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of EducationPosition Paper on Asian American and Pacific Islander University AdmissionsWe, the undersigned Members of Congress, believe in higher education as key to the American Dream. Higher education has played a pivotal role in building a strong middle class and has been the foundation of hope for millions of young people in this country.We support the following three principles:1. Transparency. We strongly believe that there should be transparency in the admissions process at elite universities and every university. We oppose upper-limit quotas for any racial or ethnic group, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Upper-limit quotas are not only unacceptable, they are unlawful under established legal precedent. There must be greater transparency in every university’s admissions process, especially as to whether there are upper-limit quotas for any racial or ethnic group, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We also believe that the public will benefit from more information regarding the distinction between upper-limit quotas, which are unconstitutional, and race sensitive holistic admissions policies, which are constitutional. While we adamantly oppose upper-limit quotas, we also believe there should be greater transparency in the application of holistic admissions policies, which allow a college to factor in a wide variety of criteria such as a student’s background, challenges overcome, and extracurricular involvement.2. Opportunity for All. We believe that there should be an expansion of opportunities for higher education for every American in this country. Yet, it is now becoming more difficult for Americans to attain higher education than ever before. It appears that more applicants are fighting for fewer university slots and, that is, for a smaller piece of the pie. There must be an examination of whether slots are diminishing for young people of color in our universities, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and how increased investment and expansion in higher education can help all Americans realize the dream of a college degree.3. Diversity. We support state and federal laws that promote diversity in our universities. These laws encourage our universities to look at a variety of criteria for admissions to take into account the various barriers that student applicants have overcome, and to ensure that our universities are more reflective of what America looks like. But we want to know the criteria for diversity that are being utilized by Harvard and other universities. Do these universities use criteria such as geographic diversity or whether an applicant has endured poverty, overcome racial adversity and discrimination, or is the first in her family to attend college? Do university admissions measure the future potential of student applicants who may not have performed as well academically due to the discriminatory opportunities a child may have experienced in his or her elementary and secondary education? Do universities primarily focus on those applicants with “tags,” that is, high priority applicants who are recruited athletes, children of alumni, those well-connected to VIPs and those whose parents could be donors? How does the use of “tags” in the admissions process impact diversity?An example of the need for transparency pertains to Harvard University’s “Legacy Admissions,” that is, the admissions of children of Harvard University alumni. There have been reports that the acceptance rate for legacy students at Harvard University is allegedly 30%, which is over five times the overall acceptance rate.[1] In addition, a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by a former university admissions officer said that Asian American students are rarely the children of alumni, nor “are they typically earmarked as actual or potential donors. They simply don’t have long-standing connections to these institutions.”[2]A truly transparent process would address the influence of “tags” in the admissions process, including providing information on the race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds of applicants who benefit from such “tags” and would make public the demographics of applicants and percentages admitted.It is our goal to ensure that every American who works hard is able to achieve the American Dream through enrollment at a university or college of their choice. The key to this is transparency and the commitment to expanded higher education access, opportunity, and success for all.Sincerely,Judy Chu, Member of Congress, CAPAC ChairRobert C. “Bobby” Scott, Member of Congress, Ranking Member of the House Education and the Workforce CommitteeMichael Honda, Member of Congress, CAPAC Chair EmeritusMark Takano, Member of Congress, CAPAC Education Task Force ChairGrace Meng, Member of CongressTed Lieu, Member of CongressMark Takai, Member of Congress Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

€40 million need to upgrade community hospitals in Donegal – HSE

first_img The HSE says upgrading Donegal’s community hospitals to comply with legal provisions on residential care will require significant capital investment.The estimated cost of upgrading the HSE’s Community Hospitals in Donegal to full compliance is in excess of €40 million, and national discussions are ongoing to consider how this issue should be addressed.The HSE was responding to questions from Highland Radio News on the future of Lifford Hospital and the Shiel and Rock Hospitals in Ballyshannon.Decisions on their future were expected last year after fears that they were about to close. However, no decisions have yet been made. Twitter By News Highland – October 6, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal €40 million need to upgrade community hospitals in Donegal – HSE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleToilet facilities to be provided in BurtonportNext articleFine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell believes he will have strong support in Donegal News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more