Can you double your money with BT shares?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head | Saturday, 9th May, 2020 | More on: BT-A 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. Ever since the Tell Sid privatisations of the 1980s, private investors have been buying BT Group (LSE: BT-A) shares for their dividends.Unfortunately, last week saw BT announce plans to suspend its dividend for 18 months. The payout will then be cut by 50% to 7.7p from 2021–22.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As an income investor and a BT shareholder, I need to decide what to do. Is this a buying opportunity, or do I need to accept that I’ve made a mistake and sell up?BT dividends: promise vs. realityMobile and broadband services are nearly as important as electricity and gas these days. So you might think that BT shares would be a reliable source of income, paying out regular dividends from predictable cash flows.Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way. BT’s dividend first reached 15p in 2000–01, during the tech boom. When the market crashed, BT cancelled its payout for a year and then restarted payouts at a much lower level.By 2008, payments had climbed back to 15p. But once again, the market crashed. BT slashed its payout to just 6.5p in 2009.History now seems to be repeating itself. BT’s dividend has remained stubbornly at 15.4p since 2017. I thought a cut was likely and even welcomed the idea. But I didn’t expect the company to cancel the dividend for 18 months and then cut it by 50% to 7.7p per share.Why do BT shares keep crashing?BT does have reliable revenue and decent profit margins. The firm’s accounts for the year to 31 March showed pre-tax profits of £2.4bn on revenue of £22.9bn. That gives us a pre-tax profit margin of 10%, which isn’t bad for a FTSE 100 firm.Cash flow is quite strong, too. Normalised free cash flow for last year was £2bn, giving the stock an impressive free cash flow yield of 20%.The problem is that this cash is all eaten up by the group’s spending commitments.As the owner of mobile network EE, BT is spending heavily on upgrading to 5G. At the same time, the company is expanding its fibre broadband network.Despite all of this spending, BT isn’t growing. The group’s revenue has fallen for three consecutive years. Last week’s results show that the rates being paid by most customers fell last year. If a business isn’t generating sales growth, it’s hard to generate profit growth except by cutting costs.The situation is made worse by BT’s other liabilities. Net debt hit £18bn last year and the group also has a sizeable pension deficit.BT shares could still be cheapAll the problems I’ve mentioned are well known and understood by the market. And to be fair, I think turnaround boss Philip Jansen has made the right decision by cutting the dividend.If Jansen’s plans are successful, BT should become a more efficient and profitable business. The future dividend should be safer.The stock’s trailing price-to-earnings ratio of five certainly leaves plenty of room for BT shares to rise. The dividend might also be worth waiting for. The planned 2021–22 payout of 7.7p per share would give a yield of about 7% at current levels.I think BT shares are probably cheap. But I think there are probably better buying opportunities elsewhere at the moment. I’m not sure if I want to keep waiting for BT. 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. Can you double your money with BT shares? Roland Head owns shares of BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Roland Head “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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How to watch Six Nations rugby in the USA

first_imgWhile matches kick off in the afternoon in Europe, the time difference means they will begin in the morning in the USA, with Eastern Time five hours behind GMT and the West Coast eight hours behind until the clocks change in mid-March.Looking at this year’s Six Nations fixtures, a 2.15pm kick-off will be 9.15am ET, a 4.45pm kick-off is 11.45am and 3pm is 10am.Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform, Apple devices, Google devices, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro as well as VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. How to watch Six Nations rugby in the USAThe 2021 Six Nations Championship is televised all over the world, so rugby fans across the globe can tune in to watch the best countries in Europe play each other in the historic tournament.If you are in the USA and want to watch the world’s oldest rugby championship, NBC is the official broadcaster and is streaming all Six Nations matches live on Peacock Premium.How to watch the Six Nations in AmericaNBC traditionally showed its rugby content – it also has the rights to cover the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions Cup in America – via its Gold Pass service, but it has now moved everything to Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99 a month and also features coverage of Premier League football.Get Peacock PremiumMatches will also be shown on a delay on NBCSN later in the day if you’d rather watch that way than stream the action. For example, on the opening Saturday, England v Scotland was shown on NBCSN at 11pm.Former England and Lions prop Alex Corbisiero is part of NBC’s rugby ‘team’, as is former USA captain Dan Lyle. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. All the championship matches are available to live stream in the States Action from the opening game of the Six Nations between Italy and France (LightRocket/Getty Images) last_img read more

Hit and run driver in South Apopka remains at large

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Officers from the Apopka Police Department responded to a hit-and-run incident last night that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.According to the APD release, at approximately 8 pm on Wednesday night, a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of 328 W. Main Street resulting in a fatality. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene. The vehicle being sought by the APD is a silver or gray sedan with front driver side damage and missing the driver side mirror. The Apopka Police Department is seeking information from anyone in the area during the time of the crash.  This is an ongoing criminal investigation and the Apopka Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the APD at 407-703-1757 or  [email protected] Individuals with information can also call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. The APD did not release the name of the victim.This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details are known. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your 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. TAGSApopka Police DepartmentHit and run Previous articleNelson confirms he will run for re-election in 2022Next articleLooking Back On Life-Changing Moments Helping You To Move Forward With Your Life Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Junction Shadow House / POST Architecture

first_imgCopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Projects ArchDaily Photographs Armenta Levy Interiors Inc. CopyAbout this officePOST ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on December 27, 2016Cite: “Junction Shadow House / POST Architecture” 27 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: POST Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Canada “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Revelateur studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Junction Shadow House / POST ArchitectureSave this projectSaveJunction Shadow House / POST Architecture Area:  2600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Ikea, James Hardie, Marvin, OlympiaTile+Stone, Robern, E-Stairs Contractor: Junction Shadow House / POST Architecture 2015 “COPY” Millworker:John Ozimec, Laneway MillworkStairs:Custom Stair and GuardArchitect In Charge:Gloria ApostolouCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Revelateur studioRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The Junction Shadow House is a semi-detached residential dwelling that began as a mirror-image of its attached neighbour. Early in the design process, it became evident that the previous additions (front room over the porch, rear Mud Room) were structurally compromised and threatening to destabilize the original masonry structure. As a result, they were demolished, leaving the shell of the original house to work with, in the shadow of its longer neighbour. Natural light was not available from all sides, so the design focused on maximizing the light penetrating from the south, as well as moving it through the house as much as possible. The interiors are a bright white colour and the spaces are visually interconnected on all levels through a feature staircase, creating views and plays with shadows on all levels.Save this picture!© Revelateur studioSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Revelateur studioThe front of the house was re-designed to include a large window, linking exterior and interior life. Similarly, a new rear Mudroom addition at the ground floor allows for easy access to and from the rear yard, and more importantly, access to the dog washing station in the basement. A third floor addition was built to create an open relaxing area for the homeowners, as the while maximizing the use of floor area and animating them with plays on light and dark. The finishes further reflect the idea of shade, with a palette of whites, blacks and greys…and occasionally a pop of colour. Save this picture!© Revelateur studioProject gallerySee allShow lessHow the White, Stepped Roofs of Bermuda Allowed Residents to Live Without Fresh Wate…MiscHow Ole Scheeren’s MahaNakhon Skyscraper Transforms Bangkok’s Rising SkylineVideos Share Save this picture!© Revelateur studio+ 21 Sharelast_img read more

Himchori Residence / River & Rain

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationLumion3D Rendering Software for ArchitectsDesign Team:Abdul Awyal, Abid KhanClients:Arshad Jamal Dipu, Shahria SharminEngineering:Shah AlamLandscape:Kazi Fida Islam, Shahria SharminStructural Consultant:Ruhul AlamCity:Cox’s BazarCountry:BangladeshMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandro di Carlo DarsaText description provided by the architects. The natural configuration of adjacent Hills and a merely further vivid Sea, with their opulent strength and beauty was sole inspiration to conceptualize the project. In attaining an infinite view from hill to sea, the villa is portrayed more as a frame to capture the view rather to be an obstruction. Desired spaces and their formal expression are flourished in accordance to celebrate the harmonious horizontality and elegant verticality of two environmental stimuli. While doing so, a dominant issue was to lessen site damages as well as maximize the retention of existing natural ecosystem of the environment. The residence is sited overlooking the sea with a perfect back drop of magnanimous green hills. The off centric entrance to the residence led the viewer to glance at the project with an inviting portico floating atop of a shallow water body. The inner awe of the villa thus remains as a little surprise.Save this picture!© Sandro di Carlo DarsaWhile entering the residence, views are instantly swiped to the luminous greenery and hill of the back yards. The living area is a double height space that enhances the feeling of openness which contributes to the indoor – outdoor relation. The airy staircase acts as the central spine of this residence that tie-up multiple levels and taking the stairways from entry level to the roof top is a ride of exploring the enigma of spaces. Composite structure was adopted to transform the concept at its best formal expression.  The central part is of steel structure amidst the RCC construction. Concrete floors of this residence are of flat-plate structure where floor finishes has a variation of marble, wood and tile. Black polished marble is used inside the ground floor to create the reflection of surrounding trees while antique-polished marbles are placed outside to make the floor non-slippery. Central deck floor is of wood and steel whereas all bed rooms and service blocks have the tiled floor finish. The string rail of steel cables is featured in wood and steel stair case along with balcony and terraces.Save this picture!© Sandro di Carlo DarsaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Maruf RaihanThe private zone of bed rooms are hived within the RCC structure in both ends having two of them located in split level and two of them on standard floor level. But each of four bed room, unlike other space of the house is a delightful setup to have the explicit views of the nature. While the sunken gourmet kitchen and its adjacent dining is a hub for cozy food-fun festivity, the roof level bar room with stretched terrace is perfect for soiree. Muted embellishment of fair-face concrete adorned exterior has enabled the single glazing surfaces amplify the vivid display of adjacent trees, changing images of sky and sea with their color, light and shadow, even some times mirror the further sea as a translucent imagery overlay of these mighty forces. The front of the villa has a minutely assembled landscape of a lawn. Age old recycled ship planks and concrete slabs; laid and soaked up with grass and earth has formed a subtle entrance path to the house. The natural spirit transmitted into the house creates a sense of constant connectedness with the user. This harmonized relation with the surroundings has made the villa appear as an emerged one rather than an imposed statement.Save this picture!© Sandro di Carlo DarsaProject gallerySee allShow lessRMJM Creates a 180 Meters Tower for the Xiangjiang Gate in Hunan, ChinaArchitecture NewsHacker Designs Largest Mass Timber Office in United StatesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Cox’s Bazar Marine Dr, Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2017 Apartments CopyApartments•Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRiver & RainOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookCox’s BazarBangladeshPublished on December 30, 2019Cite: “Himchori Residence / River & Rain” 30 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Kazi Fida Islam “COPY” Architects: River & Rain Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Sandro di Carlo Darsa, Maruf Raihan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: Bangladesh Area:  840 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Lead Architects: Himchori Residence / River & Rain Photographs Save this picture!© Sandro di Carlo Darsa+ 42Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, General, Kohler, Porcelanosa Grupo, Siemens, Adobe, Bravat, Trimble Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Himchori Residence / River & RainSave this projectSaveHimchori Residence / River & Rainlast_img read more

Lord’s and Lady Taverners Christmas lunches raise £125,000

first_imgLord’s and Lady Taverners Christmas lunches raise £125,000 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment gathered in London on the 4th of December for The Lord’s and The Lady Taverners Christmas lunches.The events, at the Hilton on Park Lane and the Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel, were followed with an auction of lots which included, amongst others, a box at the Spice Girls concert for the UK leg of their World Tour at the O2, while the use of a private apartment overlooking the start/finish line of the Monaco Grand Prix, raised £32,000. Howard Lake | 6 December 2007 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Celebrity christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Blackbaud Europe survey finds 22% of donors increased giving this year

first_imgResearch by Blackbaud Europe reveals that 22.4% of donors surveyed said that they had increased their charitable giving in the past year, with 60% donating the same amount as they had last year.The research, published in the report Donor Perspectives: An investigation into what drives your donors to give, features data from 1,436 UK respondents, contacted during August 2012 and asked about their giving in the 12 months before then. Blackbaud conducted the research to get a better sense of donors’ attitudes to not-for-profit organisations and donating to them.The average amount donated to charity over the past year by the respondents was £251.38. This average total donation per person had risen compared to the previous year, as had the number of regular donations make. Advertisement an improvement in personal financial situation Howard Lake | 23 November 2012 | News Blackbaud Europe survey finds 22% of donors increased giving this year having passion about an organisation’s mission having access to information that proved the impact of their contributions.Martin Campbell, Blackbaud Europe’s Director of Strategy and Innovation, said that the survey showed that people were still finding the money for causes they cared about. However, charities could do more to increase giving, he argued.”One-off donations are an important source of income for charities but more needs to be done to turn these occasional contributors into people with an ongoing relationship with a charity,” he said. “By tracking the impact of contributions and communicating that impact back to donors, charities can increase the number of regular donors and help retain existing regular donors more effectively.”Making it easier for supporters to learn about an organisation, answering their questions and providing clear vehicles for contributions are the three essentials for charities to take from the research.” Charities lag behind donors in mobileBoth the SONI report and Donor Perspectives survey suggest that donors have embraced mobile technologies faster than charities.According to SONI results, approximately 30% of not-for-profits have enabled their website for mobile browsing while already nearly half of UK donors said they used their mobile phones to view websites. Also, only 20% of UK not-for-profits have optimised their email communications for mobile viewing, yet around half of donors reported viewing emails on their mobile device.The survey report can be downloaded from: 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Blackbaud Individual giving Research / statistics Methods of givingCash remained the most popular method of giving, with 40% of responders choosing that as they favourite. For those aged over 55, the preferred method was direct debit. That is the most popular method amongs charities too, with 47% of UK charities preferring regular gifts, according to last month’s Blackbaud 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry (SONI) report.A quarter of respondents had given to charity via SMS, although the method was the favourite of only 1.5%. Donor motivationsThe most common reason (16.2%) given by donors for increasing donations was “a desire to be more charitable”, followed by “wanting to support a specific cause or mission” (13.4%). More opportunities to increase givingAlthough nine in ten people had made a one-off donation to a charity, four in ten respondents did not make a regular donation to any charity.Respondents donated more when they made regular donations to one or more organisations than those who made one-off donations. Donors who made ongoing contributions to at least one organisation in the past 12 months, donated on average one-third more than those who made one-off donations.When respondents were asked what would motivate them to become regular donors to an organisation to which they currently made one-off donations, the top three responses were:  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Girls Athlete of the Week: Clarissa Yang of La Salle High School

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty top box 9 Girls Athlete of the Week: Clarissa Yang of La Salle High School Published on Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 6:51 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name: Clarissa YangSchool: La Salle High SchoolGrade: SeniorSport: SoccerPosition: ForwardAccomplishments: Yang headed into Thursday’s Del Rey League game at Bishop Montgomery in Torrance knowing La Salle needed a win to stay in the hunt for a league title behind Bishop Amat. The senior forward took it upon herself to make sure the job got done, scoring two first-half goals and another late in the second half for a ‘ hat trick.’ The Lancers defeated Bishop Montgomery, 3-1, and are just one-game back of Bishop Amat. La Salle is now 12-4-2 overall and 2-1 in league. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff 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 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint YESTERDAY (13th) as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 1.1kg of herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport. Previous article“Overwhelmed” staff at most COVID-hit hospital appeal for help as they battle surge in virus and patients on trolleysNext articleWitness Appeal – Discharge of a Firearm in Co. Clare Staff Reporter Advertisement LimerickNewsRevenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon AirportBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2021 155 Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The smuggled drugs, with an estimated value of €22,000, were discovered concealed in large packets of sharing crisps that were contained in a parcel that had originated in Spain and was destined for an address in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investigations are ongoing.This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.last_img read more

Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament

first_img View post tag: Disaster View post tag: hosts National emergency managers and disaster response organization representatives from the Republic of Kiribati joined Pacific Partnership personnel for a disaster response workshop at the Kiribati Parliament, July 25.More than 20 participants attended the day-long event consisting of presentations and panel discussions from nine experts representing the nations of Australia, Canada, Kiribati, New Zealand and the U.S.The goal of the workshop was to discuss disaster response roles and increase collaboration between countries and organizations that would possibly respond in the event of a disaster affecting the nation of 32 low-lying atolls in the Pacific Ocean.Although no major disasters have happened in Kiribati in recent years, Akoia Kietau, a Kiribati representative from UNICEF, said she considers the workshop important and worthwhile.“We haven’t come across any big emergencies or disasters, but it’s better to be trained just in case,” said Kietau. “The presentations this morning on preparedness were very helpful to me.”Presenters covered topics such as civilian response stakeholder roles and responsibilities, the UN cluster approach to disaster response, the Kiribati Red Cross disaster plan overview, World Health Organization roles and responsibilities, the Kiribati national response plan and post disaster infrastructure assessment.Educating the leadership in Kiribati about the availability of international coordination for disaster response is important to do face-to-face, said Canadian Forces Army Capt. Jean-Martin Brault.“It’s important to build ties,” said Brault. “Eventually if we meet again things are easier because we already know each other.”A panel of representatives from civilian and military entities in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. described their respective capabilities in responding to a disaster in Kiribati and then answered questions from the group.Several questions surrounded shortage of rainfall and thus shortage of drinking water, the seemingly most relevant possible disaster for the approximately 100,000 residents of Kiribati.Panelists said the goal should always be to take preventive measures before a problem, like a shortage of drinking water, is elevated to the level of a disaster.Throughout the 11 days Pacific Partnership members worked in Tarawa, several water catchment systems were assessed and 30 biosand filters were donated to schools, clinics and community centers to provide healthy drinking water for more than 11,000 people.The majority of the workshop focused on collaborating and organizing efforts between nations who each bring unique skill sets needed in a disaster such as transportation, communication, logistics, healthcare, food, drinking water and shelter.“In the modern world when smaller nations face major disasters, many nations want to help, but that help needs to be coordinated,” said Australian Army Capt. Kendall Crocker, a civil affairs officer familiar with small island nations in the Pacific Ocean. “We need to have these cooperative exercises so that we better understand what each of us brings to the table.”Pacific Partnership 2013 is a collaborative effort of military members and civilians from 10 partner nations including Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and the United States that improves maritime security through disaster preparedness.[mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: Pacific PartnershipPacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament View post tag: Defence View post tag: parliament View post tag: workshop July 29, 2013 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Pacific View post tag: partnership View post tag: Kiribati View post tag: response Training & Educationlast_img read more