New Frontier Properties Limited ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The UK capital gains tax rate could rise! That’s why I’m investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Harvey Jones | Friday, 22nd January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address 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. This could be a thrilling holding for your ISA. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Investing money inside your tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA allowance has always been a wise move, but right now it is beginning to look urgent. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is working out how he can claw back his pandemic spending splurge, and hiking the UK’s capital gains tax rate appears to be high on the list.If he does increase the capital gains tax rate, anybody who is investing money in the stock market outside of a tax-free ISA or pension could face a hefty tax bill on their profits when they sell up. This will apply even if they are simply juggling their portfolio, selling one stock to buy another. The damage to your long-term returns could be immense. So what’s Sunak planning and how can you escape the fallout?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…Currently, higher or additional rate taxpayers pay 28% on gains when selling a second home or investment property, and 20% when selling a business, antiques, jewellery, or shares held outside of an ISA. This applies to individual stocks and collective vehicles such as investment funds, investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds. Basic rate taxpayers pay capital gains tax at lower rates of 18% and 10%, respectively.Beware the higher capital gains tax rateExpert suggest these rates could be brought into line with income tax, which would see higher-rate taxpayers charged 40% and additional rate taxpayers 45%, regardless of the asset class. If that happens, the capital gains tax rate they would pay when selling non-ISA shares would more than double from today’s 20%.Basic rate taxpayers would also pay double the amount, up from 10% to 20% in this scenario.In the current tax year, people can take £12,300 before they pay any capital gains free of tax. There is talk that it could be cut to just £5,000.We don’t know when Sunak will act. He has a budget on 3 March, but that may be too soon given current uncertainties. Whatever happens, stocks and shares investors should also take action. First, when investing new money in shares, most people should use their £20,000 tax-free ISA allowance.ISAs save tax and troubleSecond, they need to look at their existing holdings. Investors holding shares outside of an ISA can shift them over through a process known as Bed and ISA. Most investment platforms offer this. They allow you to sell your existing investments and use the proceeds to open or top up an ISA account. You can buy the same investments again, or choose other investments if you prefer.You may be liable to pay today’s capital gains tax rates on any gains you have made so far. However, you reduce the damage by using your annual CGT £12,300 threshold. Couples could double up on that.There is another disadvantage to holding shares outside an ISA, on top of paying income tax and capital gains tax. You have to calculate what you owe HM Revenue & Customs, and that is complicated. By contrast, you do not even have to mention ISA holdings on your tax return.It’s simpler and should save you money, too. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The UK capital gains tax rate could rise! That’s why I’m investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Church of England to close all church buildings to help…

first_img Health & Healthcare Featured Events Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME COVID-19, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Church of England] The archbishops and bishops of the Church of England have written collectively to clergy, through their dioceses, urging them now to close all church buildings – other than where they are needed to keep a foodbank running, but even then under strict limits.There will be no church weddings until further notice; funerals will not take place inside church buildings and the only baptisms will be emergency baptisms in a hospital or home.Read the full post here. Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC center_img Posted Mar 24, 2020 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Church of England, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects

first_imgMarmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMarmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects Projects ArchDaily “COPY” 2018 Area:  4300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Apartments•Cambridge, United Kingdom Architects: Mole Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  David Butlercenter_img Commissioner:K1 Cohousing with Cambridge City CouncilClient:TrivselhusStructural Engineer:Elliott WoodCivil Engineer:Elliott WoodLandscape Architect:Jamie BuchananK1 Cohousing Client Advisor:Instinctively GreenCity:CambridgeCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David ButlerRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectText description provided by the architects. Marmalade Lane, Cambridge’s first cohousing development, is now complete and welcoming K1 Cohousing members. This comes at a moment when custom-build and community-led housing are being recognized by the government as viable and attractive models for future housing. The development comprises 42 homes – a mix of two- to five-bedroom terraced houses and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Marmalade Lane’s shared spaces and communal facilities, designed to foster community spirit and sustainable living, are integral to the development.Save this picture!© David ButlerThese include extensive shared gardens as the focal space of the community, with areas for growing food, play, socializing and quiet contemplation, and a flexible ‘common house’ with a playroom, guest bedrooms, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, and a large hall and kitchen for shared meals and parties. A separate workshop and gym are located elsewhere on site. All residents have a stake in the common parts and contribute to the management of the community. Fulfilling the group’s aspiration for mixed, intergenerational living, the multi-national group includes families with young children, retired and young professional couples and single-person households of different ages.Save this picture!© David ButlerSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© David ButlerThe site, formerly known by its lot number of K1, was owned by Cambridge City Council, which agreed to work with K1 Cohousing to bring it forward for Cambridge’s first enabled cohousing scheme. An open developer competition was held to find an innovative developer to translate K1 Cohousing’s vision and brief into a deliverable scheme. TOWN and Trivselhus, with a design team led by Cambridge-based Mole Architects, were chosen in July 2015.Save this picture!© David ButlerSave this picture!House Floor PlansSave this picture!© David ButlerThe design created a scheme that knits into the wider neighborhood while meeting K1 Cohousing’s need for private and shared spaces. Homes are arranged in terraces which front existing streets and create a new one – Marmalade Lane – ensuring the development look outwards as well as in. The terraces enclose the large shared garden with an open aspect to the south to maximize sunlight. The Common House faces south onto the garden, acting as a gateway between public and cohousing realms and a focal ‘civic’ building for the K1 Cohousing community. The scheme includes communal waste stores and 146 cycle parking spaces, and car parking is kept to the periphery.Save this picture!© David ButlerAs a custom-built development, each household selected a ‘shell’ house or flat type which they then configured through the floor-by-floor selection of floorplans, kitchen and bathroom fittings, and one of four external brick specifications. Homes have been tailored to individual requirements without the risks or complexity of self-build while balancing personalization with the harmony of a visually cohesive architectural style.Save this picture!© David ButlerThe Common House is at the heart of the cohousing community. This cross-laminated timber structure includes a double-height hall overlooking the shared garden, and communal facilities and three guest bedrooms which can be booked by residents to avoid the wasted space of additional bedrooms in their homes. The Common House shares a lobby and lifts access with 10 dual- and triple-aspect two-bedroom apartments across three stories, each with a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden, and a triple-aspect one-bedroom affordable flat.Save this picture!© David ButlerProject gallerySee allShow lessA Video Interview with 3XN Founder on Sustainable Design PrinciplesArchitecture NewsFoster + Partners, Steven Spielberg, and Immersive Team Up for Universal SphereArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© David Butler+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share M&E Engineer: Coulson Building Group “COPY” Contractor: Houses Hoare Lea Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeMole ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsCambridgeEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on June 26, 2019Cite: “Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects” 26 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. 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RSPCA CEO’s commitment to tackling bullying & harassment welcomed by Unite

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 26 October 2018 | News Unite has welcomed a commitment by the RSPCA’s new Chief Executive Chris Sherwood to tackle the charity’s culture of bullying and harassment, which was revealed in a survey undertaken by the union.The confidential survey undertaken by Unite was responded to by 622 RSPCA staff. The survey found that almost one in three staff (29.3%) had experienced some degree of bullying in the previous 12 months. In total 37% of staff had witnessed someone being bullied in the past year.46% of respondents believed that bullying was a serious or very serious problem within the organisation. The most likely source of bullying was from senior managers (38%).In Third Sector magazine, Sherwood said there was no place for bullying of any nature within the RSPCA, and that the charity is committed to establishing a wellbeing action group, which will work with Unite to review all relevant policies and explore ways to ensure that people are able to raise concerns and access support. Despite the support for action from Sherwood, members say they do not feel that there has yet been any change in the culture since the survey results were published.Unite national officer for the charity and voluntary sector Siobhan Endean said: “Unite welcomes Chris Sherwood’s commitment to tackle the culture of bullying and harassment which is deeply ingrained in the RSPCA’s culture.“It is essential that the commitment to work with Unite to develop a long-term dignity at work strategy is fully undertaken to tackle the problems exposed by the workforce.“Unite’s reps at the RSPCA should be congratulated on their hard work at putting together the comprehensive survey, which is now acting as a catalyst to drive forward much needed organisational change.”  155 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 RSPCA CEO’s commitment to tackling bullying & harassment welcomed by Unite Tagged with: RSPCAlast_img read more

Puerto Rico Tribunal: Summary of indictment of the U.S.

first_imgThe following is a brief summary of the indictment prepared by chief prosecutor Augusto Zamora for the International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico on Oct. 27 in New York City. For full indictment, see Puerto Rico, a supposed “Free Associated State” under the constitution of 1952, continues to be a colony of the United States. The U.S. maintains Puerto Rico under colonial domain, with the subterfuge of “Free Associated State,” an entity of colonialist origin, with which the U.S. flagrantly violates the world legal order, which constitutes a crime against Puerto Rico.2. The “constitution” of Puerto Rico, proposed in 1952 and approved by the U.S. Congress in 1953, predates by eight years the decolonization process promoted by the United Nations. In 1952, Puerto Rico was occupied by U.S. military forces, and thus its people’s choices regarding the referendum were not free. In addition, the constitution of a sovereign nation (according to the U.N.) should never be subject to the approval and scrutiny of the colonial power, as it was here.3. By submitting the case of Puerto Rico to the General Assembly of the United Nations, the United States was accepting, on the one hand, that Puerto Rico was a colonial nation and that the United Nations had jurisdiction over Puerto Rico because it was the country subjected to colonial rule.4. The deprivation of that inalienable right to a lawful and reliable exercise (of self-determination) under the supervision of the United Nations bears full witness that the regime in Puerto Rico is a blatantly colonial regime, and the U.S. uses this regime to keep Puerto Rico under U.S. colonial domination. Maintaining Puerto Rico as a colony is a violation of the world legal order, and it constitutes a crime against the people of Puerto Rico; as such it should be denounced.5. By approving and enforcing the so-called PROMESA law, the United States has acted as a colonial power over the territory of Puerto Rico, violating even the null-and-void process of 1952. With that law, the U.S. has returned Puerto Rico to the situation it had in 1898, violating the substantive rights of the Puerto Rican people, such as their right to freedom, self-determination and the right to their natural wealth and resources. The U.S. commits a crime against the people of Puerto Rico by usurping their freedom, denying their self-determination and violating the sacred right of the Puerto Rican people to their natural wealth and resources.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Huntington Hospital Could Begin Performing Elective Surgeries Again Soon

first_img Top of the News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena has begun preparing to resume some elective surgeries and other procedures, according to Huntington Hospital President and CEO Lori J. Morgan.In a message posted on the hospital’s website, Morgan said staff are “carefully and thoughtfully following guidelines from the American College of Surgeons” to be able to resume elective surgeries that can no longer be delayed, including heart and cancer-related surgeries.The hospital has also expanded its Coronavirus testing capabilities including in-house and outsource lab testing, even with testing supplies still limited, Dr. Morgan said.“We are now providing antibody testing for those who think or know they had COVID-19 and are completely recovered,” she said, advising those who wish to be tested to wait at least 10 days after being symptom-free to test for antibodies.Between March 6 and May 10, the hospital has tested a total of 2,295 patients, with 362 of them testing positive for the coronavirus. Sixty-two COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized at Huntington, according to the hospital’s COVID-19 webpage.The message was published to share what the hospital and its staff have been doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to highlight some of the hospital’s plans even as the pandemic continues to impact the hospital.“I want to assure everyone that Huntington Hospital is well prepared to serve all of you safely through these challenging times,” Morgan wrote.At the start of the outbreak, Huntington Hospital began a campaign to encourage members of the hospital community to help “flatten the curve” by staying home, social distancing and maintaining hygienic practices. The hospital also started donating face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), setting aside critical funding for the purchase of these items that caregivers need to be able to treat patients safely.Morgan also said while the challenge of the pandemic is far from over, the hospital is prepared for a potential surge in the number of COVID-19 patients – with their doctors ready to respond when called upon for additional support, and with adequate supplies of PPE ensured through donations from the community.She also gave credit to their partnership with the City of Pasadena that ensures they are able to respond quickly.“As our world is still learning about immunity, re-infection, and other aspects of the virus, we continue to take steps to preserve PPE and other critical resources,” Morgan said. “The hospital and our caregivers remain vigilant. We continue to maintain the highest standards of infection prevention protocols, including screening everyone before entering the hospital and continuing to limit visitors with very few exceptions.”Morgan also called on the hospital community to not delay any emergency in the midst of the pandemic. The hospital’s Emergency Department remains open and ready to serve anyone experiencing health emergencies, she said.As an integral part of ongoing treatment efforts, Huntington Hospital offers telehealth options with Exer Urgent Care and primary care through Hunting Hospital Physicians (HHP). More information about these services can be found on Huntington Hospitals COVID-19 webpage, hospital is celebrating Nurses and Hospital Week during the first two weeks of May, and has been receiving an outpouring of notes, comments, photos and videos honoring caregivers. Anyone wishing to send messages for the hospital’s doctors, nurses and support staff can visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Make a comment Business News 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Huntington Hospital Could Begin Performing Elective Surgeries Again Soon By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 | 1:45 pmlast_img read more

Those travelling to green list countries won’t lose social welfare payments

first_img By News Highland – July 29, 2020 Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleNo new Coronavirus deaths recorded in North for 16th dayNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday July 29th News Highland Those travelling to green list countries won’t lose social welfare payments AudioHomepage BannerNews The government has done a u-turn on the decision to pause the social welfare payments of people who travel abroad.People now won’t have their pandemic payment or job seekers stopped if they travel to a country on the greenlist.They also won’t lose money if they travel to a country not on the greenlist for essential reasons like a bereavement.The government was criticised by Sinn Féin for targeting people who were the worst off with the move.That’s something Taoiseach Micheál Martin strongly rejected in the Dáil:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Safety concerns raised after wind turbine struck by lightning in Inishowen

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDonegal v Armagh: Pitch Inspections on Wednesday MorningNext articleWeather – Roads Update News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Safety concerns raised after wind turbine struck by lightning in Inishowen By News Highland – January 16, 2018 center_img Pinterest Safety concerns have been raised after a wind turbine in Inishowen was struck by lightning yesterday evening.At around 6 o’clock, one of the wind turbines on Crockbrack Hill, Meanletterbale, was struck, causing damage to one of the 94 metre long turbine blades with dents and scorch marks also visible on the nacelle of the turbine.This is the second incident of its kind, raising concerns over the safety of the turbines developed in such close proximity to homes.Paula Byrne PRO with Wind Aware Ireland says the current guidelines in place is an indictment to successive Governments:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Mark Riddell, the 36-year-old who allegedly took exams for ‘cheating’ students apologizes

first_imgMemedozaslan/iStock(BOSTON) — The man accused of taking college entrance exams for high school students as part of a cheating ring has issued an apology, but hopes that his non-criminal work will help show “the person I truly am.”Mark Riddell released a statement through his attorneys on Wednesday, the day after it was announced that he is facing two criminal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, honest services mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection to his alleged involvement in the scheme.“I want to communicate to everyone that I am profoundly sorry for the damage I have done and grief I have caused those as a result of my needless actions. I understand how my actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admissions process,” he said in the statement released by Stechschulte Nell, Attorneys at Law.“I assume full responsibility for what I have done. I do, however, want to clarify an assertion that has arisen in the media coverage. I absolutely, unequivocally never bribed anyone, nor has the Information filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged me with any form of bribery,” the statement reads.The 36-year-old is expected to face a judge in Massachusetts on April 12.“I will always regret the choices I made, but I also believe that the more than one thousand students I legitimately counseled, inspired, and helped reach their goals in my career will paint a more complete picture of the person I truly am,” the statement concluded.U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling detailed the process of the alleged scheme at a news conference Tuesday morning and described Riddell as “just a really smart guy.”“He didn’t have inside information about the answers, he was just smart enough to get a near perfect score on demand or to calibrate the score,” the leading federal prosecutor said of Riddell.Instead, William “Rick” Singer — who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges for orchestrating the cheating ring — would arrange for Riddell to get a copy of the test from a bribed test administrator and then take it on behalf of the student.“Singer would discuss with their clients what kind of score they were looking for. If your daughter took the S.A.T. on her own the first time and got a particular score, retaking the exam, if her score goes up too much, that would invite scrutiny. So Singer would discuss with parents what kind of score was impressive, but not too impressive, and then would instruct Riddell to attempt to get that score. And he was just good enough to do it,” Lelling said.The multi-paged criminal complaint reads that Riddell conspired with Singer from 2011 to 2019.Although the court documents do not state the amount of times that Riddell was involved in either completing or correcting individuals’ tests, it detailed a June 2018 incident, where the original plan was to have Riddell “secretly correct” one student’s answers, after the student took the test himself.In a turn of events, the complaint read, the teenager was sick when it came time to travel to the Houston test site so Riddell took the test for him.However, in at least this one instances when Riddell took the exam in place of high school students, the criminal complaint charges that he did not sit for the exam with other high schoolers — which may have sparked suspicions because based on his college graduation year, he is likely in his mid to late thirties.To fulfill the plan, according to the criminal complaint, the parent “provided Singer with an exemplar of Parent 1’s son’s handwriting so that Riddell could imitate it when taking the exam in his place.”Riddell — who is based in Palmetto, Florida, which is south of Tampa — would receive a copy of the ACT from a bribed test administrator and take the exam in his hotel room after flying to one of the two alleged test centers involved in the scandal.The criminal complaint further charges that Riddell reported back to Singer that he “predicted that he would score a 35 out of 36 on the ACT exam.”Riddell was paid $10,000 for his part in that scheme and, he was right: he got a 35 on the exam.The Miami Herald reports that Riddell was the director of college entrance exam preparation at IMG Academy, a Florida-based facility that states it is focused on improving students’ academic and athletic performance. IMG Academy did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment, and Tuesday evening they put out a statement on Twitter announcing that Riddell was suspended indefinitely.“Today we were made aware of the charges against Mark Riddell. Riddell has been suspended indefinitely as we investigate this matter,” IMG Academy posted in a tweet.A biography of Riddell was removed from IMG Academy’s website, but a cached version of the site viewed Tuesday afternoon showed that he had worked at the academy since 2006. The cached site read that he is an alumni of Harvard University and “assists thousands of students in gaining admission to top American universities such as Stanford, Duke, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, and many other notable institutions.”He is also listed a ranked professional tennis player and an alum of IMG Academy himself.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more