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Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Worried about climate change? I like focused ETFs for ethical FTSE 100 investing

first_img 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Investors share the common goal of maximising the level of return for a particular level of risk. Yet ethical concerns are also an increasingly important consideration for many British investors. You may have seen terms like ESG investing or socially responsible investing (SRI). Despite the use of different terminology, ethical investing overall involves choosing companies that align with shareholders’ ethical views or values.How strong are your beliefs?But there’s an overwhelming choice of stocks to invest in and one approach may not necessarily fit all. 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…More and more businesses and investors are becoming aware of the environmental and social impact of their choices in both their professional and personal lives, but shareholders may have different lines in the sand when it comes to ethical investing.For example, a group of investors may simply decide to avoid so-called sin stocks, that is, companies involved in areas like tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or firearms. Others may also decide to exclude businesses that are involved in controversial human rights issues, animal testing, nuclear energy development, or intensive farming. Corporations that damage the environment understandably make the news headlines on a regular basis.A person’s political leanings could also influence what is considered as a sin stock. And some investors may simply prefer companies with overall positive social behaviour rather than excluding stocks simply on the basis of certain products or practices.Measuring ESG investing criteriaAccording to academic literature, there are large differences in the definition of sin stocks or ethical investing. To ensure that a firm is socially responsible, it is important to express the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in measurable variables.However, as there is no single concept of sustainability, there is no commonly accepted single method of measuring it either. Either positive or negative screens can be used to assess shares from an ethical viewpoint. For example, launched in 2001, the FTSE4Good Index Series measures “the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices”. A wide range of indices can be found on the website of FTSE Russell.Also in the UK, Business in the Community (BITC) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have introduced guidelines to ensure consistency in the disclosure of environmental information. There are now different funds that aim to address a wide range of social convictions of individual investors. So having established that, let’s take a closer look.Investment choicesThe FTSE 100 index comprises diverse sectors, including consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, property, mining, telecom, and utilities, and not all companies in the index may feature high on the watchlists of investors who would like to pay attention to SRI.But ethically-oriented funds have become a welcome addition to the asset universe, providing many investors with an easy one-stop-shop for socially responsible investing alternatives. In addition to socially responsible criteria, these funds may have sectoral or geographic weightings. Therefore investors should study their marketing materials as well as fees carefully.In the UK, several examples would include the ASI UK Ethical Equity Fund, BlackRock BGF Nutrition Fund, and BMO Sustainable Opportunities Global Equity Fund. But we’re not finished yet. There’s also Impax Environmental Markets Trust and Liontrust Sustainable Future Global Growth Fund. 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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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Sunday, 19th January, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more

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Children’s Heart Surgery Fund Donates £250,000 to ‘The Big Move’

first_img Home Stretch for £1.72 million appeal to move vital ‘Home from Home’The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) has made a £250,000 donation to the project to move Eckersley House, The Sick Children’s Trust (SCT)‘Home from Home’ at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI). This significant and generous donation will fund the completion and interiors of the large communal lounge which form the heart of the New Eckersley House.Sharon Cheng Charity Director of the CHSF explains, “Every year 10,000 children pass through our paediatric heart unit at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and approximately 330 of these undergo open heart surgery. Over 40% will need long term care. Our patients are from all over Yorkshire, Humberside and the North Midlands, so parent accommodation is vital to cut down travelling time and enable families to be with their sick children as much as possible. We’re delighted to donate £250,000 to the appeal, because without Eckersley House, thousands of children will have to undergo treatment without having their parents nearby to offer the support and love they need.”The SCT is working to raise the final £500,000 in their £1.72 million pound campaign to move Eckersley House to its new site at the Leeds General Infirmary. This ensures that the very basic of all medicines has a chance to work; family love and support. For 16 years Eckersley House has supported the recovery of seriously ill children across Yorkshire by providing high quality accommodation and caring staff for families, just minutes away from the hospital wards.The family of little Toby Lancaster is just one of those likely to benefit from Eckersley House. Toby, aged three, has a serious heart defect. He has spent many weeks on the heart wards at the LGI, has already had two major operations and will have further surgery as he gets older.Toby, from Wakefield, was on hand to present the CHSF’s cheque to the SCT and his mum Joanne said: “When your child is fighting for his life you want to be there alongside him rather than travelling up and down the motorway. Having parent accommodation at the hospital means you can concentrate on your child without having to worry too much about taking care of yourself. It makes a very difficult situation a bit less stressful.”St James’s Hospital is moving its children’s wards to the LGI to create a paediatric Centre of Excellence. By May 2010 the majority of children’s wards will be moved to the new centre. This development means that Eckersley House will no longer be needed in its present location at St James’s Hospital, but will be in great demand at the LGI. The move of Eckersley House to the LGI will also mean more bedrooms – from 16 to 22 – to help more families in their time of need.“The paediatric cardiology services supported by the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund are already based at the LGI, but have limited access to parent accommodation and the new Eckersley House facility is badly needed,” explains Cheng.Jane McHale, House Manager at Eckersley House comments: “We often have waiting lists of families with very sick children desperate to find somewhere to stay. It’s a tremendous peace of mind to have somewhere comfortable and welcoming to stay when your child is seriously ill, and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund donation is another giant step towards the successful relocation of Eckersley House. This appeal means we can help more families in their time of need – and we’re delighted that we’ll now be able to help the families of children with heart problems.”The Sick Children’s Trust is hosting the Tower Power Challenge. 30 Storeys, 600 steps and one great cause. The Sick Children’s Trust (SCT) is organising a tower run up the tallest building in Yorkshire, Bridgewater Place in Leeds on the 22nd of May 2010. Lace up those sneakers and download that sponsorship form and sign up for the 2010 Tower Power Challenge. Be one of 300 hundred people running up 600 stairs in this adrenaline fuelled tower race. www.sickchildrenstrust.orgEndsFor more information: Please contact Sarah Wallace on 020 7791 2266 or email [email protected]________________________________________________________________________________________Notes to Editors:About The Sick Children’s TrustIf you would like to get involved in ‘The Big Move’ fundraising campaign – perhaps by making a donation or organising a fundraising event – or would like further information about the campaign please contact Vicki Smith, Regional Fundraiser, based at Eckersley to be the contact for the appeal now. Her number is 0752 5424406 or email is [email protected] Sick Children’s Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas. They believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child’s recovery.Today we have seven ‘Homes from Home’ at major hospitals around the country where families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need whilst their child is undergoing treatment – Eckersley House being one of them. There is a growing demand for our ‘Homes from Home’ as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. To date we have helped more than 30,000 families.About the Children’s Heart Surgery FundThe Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is a registered charity based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in the Leeds General Infirmary. This covers Yorkshire, Humberside and the North Midlands. The CHSF funds valuable equipment, resources and research for the treatment of children with heart defects and provides a happy and relaxed atmosphere within the hospital for both the children and their families. Our aim is to ensure that these children have the best possible change of survivalFor further information, please contact Sharon Cheng (Charity Director) on 07792 120898 or Jon Arnold (Trustee) on 07971 611 490. Our website address is www.chsf.org.uk Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s Heart Surgery Fund Donates £250,000 to ‘The Big Move’ 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. 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Ag Groups Fear USDA Lending Problems

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ag Groups Fear USDA Lending Problems SHARE Ag Groups Fear USDA Lending Problems Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 3, 2016 SHARE Previous articleSeedling Blight Hurting Young Indiana Soybean PlantsNext articleJune Weather Shaping Up Well for Crops Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Farm Service Agency loans or loan guarantees could be delayed this summer, as demand is draining available funds. That is bad news for farmers and ag lenders. Several agriculture groups sent letters to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees highlighting the rapidly increasing demand. The Farm Service Agency is expected to run out of funds for both direct and guaranteed loans later this month which could potentially delay up to $650 million dollars in loans for farmers. Farmers are increasingly turning to the FSA for loans, and ag lenders are looking to the agency for loan guarantees.An FSA spokesman told the media that applications for operating loans are up 23 percent this year. The spokesperson says there will also be a backlog and wait list for the same kinds of loans and loan guarantees during the FSA’s fiscal year 2017. Earlier this year, Indiana FSA Director Julia Wickard told Hoosier Ag Today her agency could be out of funds to make loans by mid-summer.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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The 2019 Housing Market

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Some of 2018’s housing market trends such as inventory shortage, rising interest rates, and home price appreciation are likely to continue into 2019 even as the economy continues to perform well. These and other insights into the future of the housing market were given during a webinar by Carrington Mortgage on Tuesday.Presented by Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington, the webinar touched upon the current macroeconomic trends before diving into the current housing market and its forecast for 2019.Speaking about the U.S. economy Sharga said that in 2018 the GDP had performed beyond expectations with the GDP numbers almost at 4 percent last quarter. This, according to Sharga, was a sign that the economy was being productive. Looking at 2019, he said that economists were predicting a more moderate pace of GDP next year. “Economists are predicting a mild recession in late 2019 with the GDP pace slowing further in 2020,” Sharga said.With unemployment remaining at a 49-year low, job creation has continued to grow well as the economy witnessed a return to well-paying jobs. Sharga also pointed to strong and steady wage growth—another sign of the economy moving in the right direction. While inflation remained relatively low, the rise in wages was likely to trigger a rise in inflation, even though it remained within the Fed’s estimated 2 percent range.Narrowing the focus to the housing market and some of the trends that impacted the market in 2018, Sharga said that extraordinarily low inventory remained a big problem through most of the year. While inventory levels did go up in certain areas in the latter part of the year, “they’re barely reaching four months supply,” said Sharga, referring to the housing supply needed to meet the growing demand of housing.Referring to the uneven distribution of supply in the market, Sharga said that while we’re seeing a supply glut at the higher end of the market, the middle-range of homes were witnessing an inventory shortage. “The low-end of the market has no inventory at all,” he said.Looking at the trends for 2019, Sharga said that while inventory would improve slightly it would still not meet demand. Home price appreciation, which has risen by 5.5 percent in the current year was likely to continue, but at a slower pace. Mortgage rates for 30-year loans which approached 5 percent in 2018, were likely to hit the 5 percent mark by mid-2019 and rise further to 5.25 percent by year-end.Even though they seemed high at present, Sharga pointed out that historically speaking, mortgage rates remained at the low end.Touching upon home sales, which have disappointed in 2018, Sharga projected sales to rise slightly in 2019, with existing home sales recording between 5.4 million to 5.5 million units and new home sales being pegged at approximately 650,000 units. Manufactured housing was also likely to fill some of the entry-level demand for homes.With delinquencies projected to reach record lows, there was no foreclosure crisis or a housing bubble on the horizon. “Wage growth and relatively low interest rates have offset price increases so far,” Sharga said. “Price correction is possible in some overheated markets and affordability is better than it looks at first glance, though it is weakening.”Click here to view the webinar. Delinquencies Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Interest rates Inventory loans mortgage 2018-12-11 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 11, 2018 3,637 Views Subscribe Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquencies Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Interest rates Inventory loans mortgage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The 2019 Housing Marketcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: The Far-Reaching Impact of Natural Disasters on Housing Next: G-Fees at the GSEs The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The 2019 Housing Market Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Enda Kenny can’t rule out European border between Derry/Tyrone and Donegal

first_img Twitter Enda Kenny can’t rule out European border between Derry/Tyrone and Donegal Previous articleCouncil to agree a united approach to Bonagee link roadNext articleInvestigation launched as much of the old Boys School in Moville is destroyed by fire News Highland Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The Taoiseach has said he doesn’t want to see a European border that runs from Dundalk to Derry.However speaking at a press conference in Berlin he said he can’t say whether there will be a border until after Britain lays out their exit plans.Following a meeting between Angela Merkel and Enda Kenny the German Chancellor said she couldn’t guarantee Ireland won’t be adversely affected by BREXIT.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the border issue is one of a number that need to be worked out:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/14kenny.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – July 12, 2016 last_img read more

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Cole joins staff at TRMC

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen When he followed in his father’s footsteps, Cole veered from the path of pediatrics.“I’m not the kind of person who wants to give pills and then wait to see what happens,” he said, with a smile. “I like to see immediate results. That’s why I chose surgery.”Cole refers to himself as a “do-er.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Cole joins staff at TRMC “The city leaders obviously want a quality product in its hospital and, when I saw that the mayor was on board, I knew that the city cares about what happens to the hospital. TRMC has a lot of potential.”Cole has an office with Dr. Reza Seirafi in the Doctor’s Center and has office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.His wife is a nurse and will soon join the TRMC staff. They are making their home on Murphree Street in Troy.“When we have time, we’d like to redo some things about the house,” Cole said. “But we have six children and four grandchildren and we like to spend time with them. When we’re not working, that’s where we’ll be if time permits.”The Coles are committed to their church and to the community and plan to be actively involved in both.He enjoys sports, especially football and bravely and openly admits to being an Ole Miss fan – even a season ticket holder.In fact, Cole was invited to “walk on” at Ole Miss after a rather impressive high school career.“I was a place kicker and played guard and linebacker,” he said. “I decided I was too small to play college ball and that was a good decision. If I’d walked on, I might never have become a general surgeon.”Cole said he is looking forward to a longtime commitment to TRMC.“Everything that I’ve heard about Dr. (John) Crosby is positive,” Cole said. “When I’m in surgery, I’ve been told that I do things a lot like him. That’s what I’d like to do and be.” Latest Stories Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Almost all surgeons are ‘go and do’ kind of people,” he said.Cole’s first interest was orthopedic surgery but, at the University of Virginia Medical School, he was drawn to general surgery.As a go-do kind of guy, Cole liked the hurry up lifestyle of the big city hospitals in Jackson, Miss.,. However, in recent years, his leanings were more toward smaller hospitals with family-style care. When his former “boss” at Jackson, Teresa Grimes, Troy Regional Medical Center’s CEO, offered him the opportunity to work one weekend a month at the TRMC emergency room, he quickly accepted.“I came in February and really liked TRMC,” he said. “So, when I had the opportunity to join the staff as a general surgeon, I again accepted. I liked the facility; the surgical coverage was good and I was most impressed by the city’s commitment to the hospital. Published 9:00 pm Friday, October 15, 2010 Dr. Craig Cole has joined the medical staff of Troy Regional Medical Center as its newest general surgeon.Cole comes to Troy from practices in Jackson and, previously, Jackson, Miss., which is his home.“My father was a pediatric allergist and I was interested in medicine but my undergraduate degree at Ole Miss was in engineering,” Cole said. You Might Like Balloon launch will carry sweet memories Jennifer Hill, her husband Jamie, and their children Jay, Cooper and Lucie Rose posed with baby Eli in this family… read more Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Police won’t face charges in Alton Sterling shooting case

first_imgABCNews.com(BATON ROUGE, La.) — The two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the controversial 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling won’t face charges in the case, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Tuesday.In the wake of the ruling, Sterling’s family urged peace and said the people of Baton Rouge should vote in November to make their voices heard.Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed on July 5, 2016, after being confronted by a pair of white police officers — Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II outside Baton Rouge’s Triple S Convenience Store.Some security cameras captured the incident, showing police shooting Sterling at close range, and shortly after news of his death spread, protests erupted around the country.The conclusions on Tuesday come after U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana Corey Amundson, last year expressed publicly that after an “exhaustive, almost year-long” federal investigation, they declined to pursue charges against either Salamoni or Lake II.It also follows a wrongful death lawsuit filed last June by lawyers for Sterling’s five children against both officers, the police department, its chief, and the city of Baton Rouge. The suit accuses the Baton Rouge Police Department of lax training and poor procedures as factors that caused Sterling to be shot and killed.The suit is still pending.According to the state of Louisiana, which said there wasn’t enough evidence to bring the case to a grand jury, Salamoni gave Sterling several verbal warnings and used non-lethal force before firing his firearm.Landry said that Salamoni believed Sterling was reaching for a gun in his pocket before attempting to use a taser on him, with no success. It was only after they tried nonlethal measures, Landry concludes, that the officers reverted to lethal force, drawing his weapon and firing three times, and then firing three more times; the last spray of bullets struck Sterling in the back.Landry said today that Sterling “clearly matched a description” placed provided by a 911 caller, which described a man selling compact discs in front of the food mart.Once confronted, the police officers determined that Sterling was in possession of a “firearm in his right front pocket” of a shirt he was wearing, Landry said.That weapon, Landry later said, was a “loaded .38 caliber firearm.”While the officers were initially able to move Sterling toward their police vehicle, Landry said Sterling “attempted to resist.”“That’s when Officer Salamoni draws his taser with ill effect,” he said. “Mr. Sterling falls to his knees but continues to be noncompliant.”Another attempt was made to verbally get Sterling to obey and submit to custody, but Landry said he flails and Lake II “tases him again for the second time.”Then, Landry said, Salamoni holsters his weapon and a struggle ensues where Salamoni tackles Sterling. While he manages to get control of Sterling’s right arm, his partner struggled to get control of Sterling’s left arm.“Both try to get control of Sterling’s hands while he continues to resist,” the prosecutor said.At that point, Landry said, Salamoni allegedly drew his weapon again and trained it on Sterling before warning him, “If you move, I swear to god.”The officers continue to struggle with Sterling and Landry said Salamoni is heard saying, “He’s going for a gun.”That is when the first volley of shots are fired, hitting Sterling in the chest.Sterling, Landry noted, rolled away and his hands were “concealed from both officers.”That is when Sterling, Landry said, tries to get up and Salamoni “fires three more times.”The state prosecutor said that during their 10-month investigation, including reinterviewing every eyewitness and “all the witnesses in the event,” the office concluded that Salamoni and Lake II “attempted to make a lawful arrest of Mr. Sterling” based on both probable cause and the fact that Sterling continued to resist the arrest.”Landry said the police officers “used verbal commands” and “several non-lethal techniques to gain control of Mr. Sterling” — who he said was “under the influence” of “various illegal drugs.”The fact that Sterling was impaired, Landry noted also “contributed to his noncompliance.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Casual staff rights

first_img Previous Article Next Article Casual staff are not entitled to a written statement of terms and conditionsof employment after a House of Lords ruling.In Carmichael v National Power, the Lords overturned a Court of Appealverdict that two guides recruited on a “casual, as-required” basiswere employed under a contract of employment. For more, see Employers Law, December 1999, p41.Consultancy dealExult, the HR outsourcing provider which recently signed a £370m deal withBP Amoco, has bought Gunn Partners (GPI), a provider of service centreconsulting services. GPI will become Exult’s consulting arm. It will deal withbenchmarking and the design, transition and transformation of HR processes.Analysis, p11Euro links demandDemand for senior executives with pan-European responsibilities is growingdramatically, a survey by HR consultancy William Mercer has found. More thanseven out of 10 firms said they intended hiring more “Euro-managers”in the next 18 months. Most have been recruited for sales and marketingpositions. Two in five respondents said HR managers would be recruited forpan-European roles.Union deals growThere were 75 union recognition agreements in the 10 months between Januaryand October 1999, TUC figures show. It is the highest number recorded for sucha period. Four in 10 unions said the impending union recognition law had beeninfluential in securing the deals. Half of the new agreements followed specificrecruitment campaigns by unions. The vast majority of new deals are forcollective bargaining, including pay and other terms and conditions. www.tuc.org.ukTrain on-the-jobEmployers are wasting their money on recruitment advertising and should fixtheir hiring problems by investing in on-the-job training, the London SkillsForecasting Unit has advised. More than one in five of London’s workforceswapped jobs last year and one in three vacancies in the capital are reportedas “hard-to-fill”, because the employer cannot find suitable skills.www.london-tec-council.comClarificationA box on employers’ duties to consult over redundancies on page eight of 14December issue of Personnel Today stated that the consultation period must be90 days. We would like to clarify that a period of 90 days is only required ifmore than 100 staff are affected. If the number affected is between 20 and 99the period of consultation is 30 days. No consultation is required for fewerthan 20 staff. Casual staff rightsOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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E-learning firm’s low staff loss is model to follow

first_img Previous Article Next Article E-learning firm’s low staff loss is model to followOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Effective staff development hashelped e-learning and management consultancy Academee achieve significantgrowth since it was established in 2000.Academee, which waslaunched with a staff of just 27, has already grown to employ more than 80people and it predicts its workforce will expand to least 170 by 2002.The company has beenchosen by the Learning and Skills Council as a “best practice”example of the value of progressive staff training.Acadamee’s HR managerBrenda McNamara, who is responsible for designing personal development plansfor all members of staff, believes training has played a vital role in thecompany’s expansion.McNamara said employeecoaching is vital in the e-learning sector. “HR and individual stafftraining is seen very much as the reason for the success of Academee,” shesaid. “We believeinvestment in the people who come to work for us is highly important if we areto continue to grow and keep the talent we need.”Continuoustraining and development is vitally important, especially in our industry. “Staff have tokeep on top of technological developments if the company is to stay ahead ofthe rest and if they are to stay loyal.”The company only lostthree members of staff in 2000. McNamara said, “Ibelieve this is down to our willingness to accommodate the wishes of those weemploy. They too have an interest in the continued growth of the company.”Academee CEO SimonHayward said, “We aim to give individuals the confidence and support theyneed to be innovative, different and daring.”www.academee.com Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more