Why I think the BT share price is too cheap to miss

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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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Alan Oscroft | Monday, 31st August, 2020 | More on: BT-A Why I think the BT share price is too cheap to miss Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft 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. I’ve had mixed thoughts about BT (LSE: BT-A) over time. The company, in my view, spent years over-stretching itself, for example with spending on TV content. And it didn’t keep a close enough eye on the balance sheet. But I think current management has a better grip on what’s best for the long term. Yet the BT share price has crashed by 45% so far in 2020.We’re looking at P/E multiples of around five, which suggests big trouble. Now, I’m not saying there aren’t any problems at BT. But are they bad enough to warrant a valuation that’s so low you’d think investors are expecting it to go bust?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The company suspended its dividend, along with other FTSE 100 firms in the Covid-19 crisis. And that added to the BT share price woes. But I think it’s one of the best moves the board could have made. Why? Well, the pandemic lockdown is hurting businesses across the board. And cutting dividends is to preserve capital that could be needed for the fight back.Capital preservationBut BT has been in desperate need of capital preservation for years. No, decades. Before the dividend suspension, and even with the BT share price in freefall, BT was paying 15.4p per share. In 2019, with earnings dropping for several years in a row, that was covered 1.7 times by earnings. That might be fine for a cash-cow company, with no need for vast quantities of cash for technological development and expansion. And with no debt.And that’s the killer. BT’s old style of financially reckless management has resulted in a vast pile of debt. At the end of the first quarter, it had £18bn of net debt on its books. That’s approximately 2.5 times estimated annualised EBITDA, and I think it’s got to come down. BT, in my view, should maintain a dividend moratorium until that ratio is significantly lowered. I’d like to see it paid down as low as 1.5x, but at least below 2x. That might be optimistic, as most FTSE 100 boards put way too much priority on stuffing their shareholders’ pockets with short-term cash.BT share price too pessimisticAnyway, now I’ve given the company a drubbing, why do I see the BT share price as a buy? Well, BT’s problem is debt, but everyone already knows all about that. Yet I think investors have done what they typically do during a bear market. They’ve built the bad news into the BT share price and then added a whole load of extra pessimism for good measure. In short, I think BT shares are significantly undervalued, even considering the debt.BT is in an expanding market, especially with 5G technology really just in its infancy. I’ve said for years, ever since before the dotcom boom, that the internet is in its infancy, and I still think that way. The Covid-19 lockdown, with the growing-but-still-small move to online everything, has shown that we’ve really only advanced a little way into that infancy even todayThe firm now has a great opportunity to get it right. And I think the BT share price really is too cheap to miss.last_img read more

Lean To House / Warc Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Aaron Pocock+ 18 Share Photographs:  Aaron Pocock Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Australia Lean To House / Warc Studio Projects ArchDaily Lean To House / Warc StudioSave this projectSaveLean To House / Warc Studio 2016 CopyHouses, Renovation•Oakleigh, Australia CopyAbout this officeWarc StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOakleighAustraliaPublished on November 28, 2016Cite: “Lean To House / Warc Studio” 28 Nov 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?澳洲侧倾住宅/ Warc工作室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 streamcenter_img Architects: Warc Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800289/lean-to-house-warc-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Laminated Timber Supplies, Quantum Timber FinishesOther Participants:Structplan, Wilsmore Nelson McDermottArchitect In Charge:Andrew WilsonCity:OakleighCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron PocockRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. This project by Warc Studio architects is for low budget alterations and additions to a detached 1960’s house in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, Australia. The site has a gentle slope to the rear and an Eastern aspect. The project brief required the provision of new rear living spaces as well as some internal modifications & rectification work to the existing residence.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aaron PocockThe design program was driven by resource efficiency which was essential to delivering both economic and sustainable objectives. Save this picture!© Aaron PocockThe form of the additions draws reference from the seemingly ubiquitous lean-to mono pitch roof form structures prevalent at the rear of 1950 – 1960’s houses throughout the area. In this instance, two mono pitch roof forms with differing gradients were juxtaposed to form new living areas that span across the rear of the house and open to the garden. The resulting roof form provides a compact building envelope: the surface area of the additions are around 12% less than if a flat roof / flat ceiling solution had been employed with the same built volume. This in turn translates to increased efficiency of the thermal envelope and reduced capital material consumption. Passive solar radiation is managed by strategically placed openings as well as an automated operable roof window at the ceiling apex which enables any hot air to quickly dissipate. A structural system of laminated timber fins simultaneously provides structure, finished surface and sun shading to substantial glazing areas facing the garden as the sun transitions Northward. The laminated timber fins are constructed from arsenic free H3 treated laminated radiate pine – a highly sustainable resource sourced from plantations within 4 hours drive of the site. Other than staining, no additional lining, substrate or embellishment of the fins was required. Minimal steel was required. The roof was lined with white steel sheet lining that minimizes heat gain in summer.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockWithin the existing house, the congested planning was modified to create a defined central passage that services a series of refurbished spaces including a laundry, study, bath room and ensuite bath room. Spatial interconnectivity is facilitated through a plywood “chute” that connects and delineates the original house from the new additions as well as a sliding panel that connects the new living areas to the study.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockThe finished project successfully met tight budget restrictions while exceeding statutory sustainability requirements.Project gallerySee allShow lessBêka and Lemoine’s Documentary Film on BIG’s “8 House” To Be Screened Exclusively on…Architecture News12 Projects Recognized as 2016 NYC Public Design Commission Award WinnersArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800289/lean-to-house-warc-studio Clipboard Area:  182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Ai Tower / HW Studio

first_imgCopyApartments, Residential•Morelia, Mexico Projects Apartments Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Porcelanosa Grupo, Interceramic, Krion porcelanosa, URREA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952052/ai-tower-hw-studio Clipboard “COPY” Mexico Photographs Design Team:Roger Bores, Oscar Didier Asencio, Ander Sánchez, Jesús López, Paula MacouzetCity:MoreliaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Torre Ai is in a very interesting neighborhood in Morelia named Chapultepec. The first few cases of modern architecture in the city were found there.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoIn the 1960’s the upper-class people settled in this neighborhood and began to adopt new ideas coming from Mexico City. There was an enormous pleasure and euphoria for the kind of architecture that Luis Barragan, Mario Pani and Juan O’Gorman, among others were developing.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorWalking around Chapultepec, one can feel and notice the modernist vein of the neighborhood. Although it is already declining due to the enormous rate of crime and violence, some cases of housing still preserving the modern architectural principles stand out.It became clear to us that the small tower had to uphold some of those modern architectural principles that make this neighborhood so special.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe program is organized as follows: the first story works as an underground parking lot; the second story is the owner’s classic car garage; starting from the third story, the program is divided in two sections: a warehouse standing at the back of the property and one and two-bedroom apartments at the front.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoAs the space for housing was limited, we placed all the horizontal and vertical circulations and services on the right, thus freeing up the center of the floor and making the most of the available space. The public areas are kept completely open, while the private ones are easily separated by a wall.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe orientation of the facade towards the east generated sunshine issues in the morning. For that reason, and because of the lack of nice views towards the street, we proposed an aluminum shutter that allowed a dimmed light through in the morning and diffused the views from the inside to the outside and back.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoI must confess that I also fancied the idea of seeing silhouettes from the outside as if performing in a play.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe building’s largest and most outspoken windows face south. The purpose, besides having a convenient orientation, is to be able to see the long mountain of Santa Maria running from east to west, which is an important focal point in the city.These windows open completely to allow the fresh air coming down from that very mountain, connecting the user to it in many different ways.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe height of the adjoining wall is high enough to hide the roofs from the neighbors but low enough for the mountain to lay on.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoAI tower, white and modern in nature, aims to be a space that evokes silence, a pause among the noisy and sometimes violent symphony of forms within any city.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoProject gallerySee allShow lessRenovation of Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Villa into a Hotel / Kamiya ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Ladera / Estudio Juan Domingo SantosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gral. Manuel de La Pena y Pena Pte, 510, Chapultepec Sur, 58260 Morelia, Mich., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Dane Alonso+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  10763 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 ArchDaily Lead Architects: Photographs:  Dane Alonso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: HW Studio Area Area of this architecture project Ai Tower / HW Studio Oscar Didier Asencio Castro, Sergio Antonio García Padilla Ai Tower / HW StudioSave this projectSaveAi Tower / HW Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952052/ai-tower-hw-studio Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHW StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialMoreliaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on November 26, 2020Cite: “Ai Tower / HW Studio” [Torre Ai / HW Studio] 26 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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NCVO surveys charity sector

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO surveys charity sector The National Council for Voluntary Organisation has reported that last year UK charities raised £14.2 billion. Total contribution to GDP by the sector is estimated to be £12.8bn, which is less surprising given that one in 50 employed people works for a charity. The sector is a bigger employer than agriculture, the clothing industry or even the City of London. Howard Lake | 18 April 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Banned biweekly’s reporter gets to choose between a year in prison or heavy fine

first_imgDeyda Hydara, Agence France-Presse and Reporters Without Borders correspondent and co-editor of The Point, an independent triweekly, was murdered on 16 December 2004, a day after parliament adopted two laws which he had criticised for curbing press freedom. It was these laws that were used to convict Fatty today. Until now, the Gambian authorities have never made any serious attempt to identify Hydara’s killers. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia RSF_en Organisation July 23, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia News Help by sharing this information News January 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders energetically condemns the sentence of a year in prison or “optional” fine of 1,850 dollars (1,375 euros) which a magistrate’s court in the town of Kanifing today imposed on reporter Lamin Fatty for getting facts wrong in a story for the now banned, privately-owned biweekly The Independent.“Fatty was already held illegally for two months in this case,” the press freedom organisation said. “His publisher and his editor were also held for several weeks in a completely illegal fashion. Pay up or be imprisoned, this is the threat that President Yahya Jammeh now wants to hold over his country’s press.”A court headed by judge Buba Jawo convicted Fatty over a 24 March 2006 report in The Independent headlined “23 ‘coup plotters’ arrested.” It listed the names of 23 well-known figures who had supposedly been arrested in connection with an abortive coup attempt three days earlier. One of the persons named was Samba Bah, a former interior minister and former head of the National Intelligence Agency.An enraged Bah immediately informed the newspaper he had not been arrested and his denial was published on 27 March 2006 under the headline “I have not been arrested” together with the apologies of the newspaper’s management.Despite the prominent retraction and apology, publisher Madi Ceesay (who is also president of the Gambia Press Union, the country’s biggest journalists’ union) and editor Musa Saidykhan were arrested the next day after criminal investigation police raided the offices of the newspaper and the placed a seal over the entrance. Ceesay and Saidykhan were released on 20 April 2006, four days after the arrest of Fatty, who was held until 12 June 2006. Despite the absence of any judicial order, The Independent continues to be closed and has not brought out a single issue for the past 14 months. News to go further GambiaAfrica June 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Banned biweekly’s reporter gets to choose between a year in prison or heavy fine August 6, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Health Officials Report Two More COVID-19 Deaths, Publish Interactive Tracking Dashboard

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Health Officials Report Two More COVID-19 Deaths, Publish Interactive Tracking Dashboard Local case count approaching 400 By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 3:59 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena According to statistics released on Monday, the Pasadena Health Department has confirmed 383 local cases of the Coronavirus. Meanwhile 36 people have died from complications caused by infections.The numbers come on a grim day that saw the death toll in LA County reach 1,000 fatalities and the number of cases in the country cross 1 million.In Pasadena, all but two of the cases have come from inside health care facilities. According to published reports, one local resident Nicholas Jackson became infected while on a ski trip and later died.According to city spokesperson Lisa Derderian, although there have been no cases community transmission, at least one of the fatalities not connected with a long-term health care facility was affiliated with another positive case.In Southern California, the fatalities continue to come largely from long term health care facilities.“While managers and staff at all our skilled nursing facilities are doing their very best under difficult circumstances to care for their residents, we are still seeing many cases and deaths among residents and staff in these facilities,” said County Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “We need to accelerate our ability to quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic, as well as symptomatic, residents and staff, and quarantine those who are close contacts. We are grateful for the partnership with the Department of Health Services and the assistance from the Governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to expeditiously offer testing and strengthen infection control practices at all our nursing homes. ”In the county, investigations have occurred at 333 institutional settings with at least one confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19. These include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, shelters, treatment centers, supportive living, and correctional facilities.The total confirmed cases in institutional settings is 4,488, including 2,656 residents and 1,832 staff.At last Friday’s press briefing, due to an error in data reporting, incorrect numbers were reported for total cases and cases among residents.Public Health has confirmed 462 residents in institutional settings have died from COVID-19, representing 46 percent of all deaths. The majority of these people resided in skilled nursing facilities.Public Health is working closely with the Department of Health Services and the State to increase capacity to offer appropriate testing at those sites that have COVID 19 cases and Medical Officers from the State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are assisting in our response to outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities to ensure the safety of all residents and employees. Business News Subscribe 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Festival and gala concert

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By admin – February 24, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Local News Facebook Twitter Sul Ross logo color ALPINE The third annual Big Bend Brass Bash Festival and Gala Concert for high school, college and community brass players and teachers has been scheduled Sunday at Sul Ross State University, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine.9 a.m.: Warm-up session, masterclass and large brass ensemble rehearsals in the Francois Fine Arts Building. All sessions are free and open to intermediate-level through professional-level brass players. Bring your instruments.4 p.m.: Gala concert in Marshall Auditorium. Admission is free.Call Jeffrey Meyer at 432-837-8018. Festival and gala concert Previous articleOdessa College wins Leah Meyer Austin AwardNext articleGUEST VIEW: President’s budget eliminates rural programs admin Twitterlast_img read more

Kerala Government Moves Supreme Court Seeking Change Of Trial Judge In Actor Sexual Assault Case

first_imgTop StoriesKerala Government Moves Supreme Court Seeking Change Of Trial Judge In Actor Sexual Assault Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Dec 2020 8:58 AMShare This – xThe Kerala Government has filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Kerala High Court order dismissing the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking to change the judge holding trial in the sensational actor sexual assault case of 2017.Prominent Malayalam Actor Dileep is the eighth accused in this case. Earlier both the state and the victim…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala Government has filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Kerala High Court order dismissing the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking to change the judge holding trial in the sensational actor sexual assault case of 2017.Prominent Malayalam Actor Dileep is the eighth accused in this case. Earlier both the state and the victim of the crime had filed applications in the High Court of Kerala seeking to transfer the case from the present court stating that she was aggrieved by the “biased and hostile” attitude of the presiding judge. It was alleged that judge sat like a “mute spectator” when she was harassed by the lawyer of the actor Dileep, who is the alleged mastermind behind the crime. She further alleged that the trial judge refused to record certain portions of her testimony without any justification, despite repeated requests made by the Prosecutor.”When the question is one of transfer of a criminal case on the ground of judicial bias, mere allegation of apprehension of bias is not enough, the court has to see whether such apprehension is reasonable or not”, Justice VG Arun had observed while dismissing the petitions.  The court had also observed that the prayer for transfer on the ground of harassment of witness during cross examination cannot be entertained at this stage since the prosecution failed to initiate appropriate and timely action to redress the grievances.Following the dismissal, Special Prosecutor A. Sureshan returned his brief.This is the second time, a matter related to the 2017 actor sexual assault is reaching the Top Court. In November 2019, while rejecting Dileep’s plea for a copy of the memory card allegedly containing the visuals of the sexual crime, the Supreme Court had ordered that the trial in the case should be completed expeditiously, “preferably within six months”. Next Storylast_img read more

Hard border following ‘No Deal’ Brexit not ruled out by May

first_img By News Highland – September 30, 2018 Hard border following ‘No Deal’ Brexit not ruled out by May Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Theresa May isn’t ruling out a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.The British Prime Minister was speaking to the BBC ahead of the Conservative Party Conference which get’s underway today.She said her Chequers plan is the only realistic option on the table and it’s now up to the EU to bring forward proposals of their own in order to negotiate an agreement.In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, WTO rules would apply – a move which would likely see a hard border introduced.Theresa May however says her government are working to ensure that doesn’t happen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/maybrexit.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Previous articleGlenfin Ladies to contest Ulster Semi-Final after win over LurganNext articleReaction to Glenfin Ladies progressing to Ulster Semi-Final News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

One third of exceptional SNA applications denied – Doherty

first_img Pinterest One third of exceptional SNA applications denied – Doherty Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic It’s emerged that 12 of 35 Exceptional Review Applications submitted by Donegal schools for Special Needs Assistance for the upcoming school year have been unsuccessful.Figures supplied to Donegal TD Pearse Doherty also show a further seven applications require a school visit, which may not occur until later in September or October.Deputy Doherty says this means some children are returning to school without the much-needed support of an Special Needs Assistant, and this is causing stress for parents, principals and teachers………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/pearsnas.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.***************************Statement in full -Donegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has criticised figures he received from the National Council for Special Education which show that 12 of the 35 Exceptional Review Applications submitted by Donegal schools for Special Needs Assistance for the upcoming school year have been unsuccessful.Furthermore, figures released show that a further 7 Exceptional Review Applications submitted by Donegal schools have been deemed to require a school visit, which may not occur until later in September or October.Teachta Doherty said that this has led to a situation whereby children will now be returning to school without the much-needed support of an Special Needs Assistant (SNA).Speaking today, Teachta Doherty said:“I raised these questions with the Minister a number of weeks ago and I have now received these disappointing figures in response. The figures reflect exactly what I have been hearing from schools across Donegal.”This is happening year on year where children are returning to school and are being left without the SNA support that they desperately need.“This is causing untold stress for parents, principals and teachers.“The system isn’t working. Why must children wait up to two months after the school year has started to get assessed? Surely there is a better, more efficient way to assess children so that the first few months in school are as comfortable as they can be?“During the election Sinn Féin committed to providing funding for the recruitment of 500 additional SNAs and 450 additional resource teachers over and above those required to meet demographic pressures.“In addition to this, Sinn Féin further committed to providing the NCSE with greater powers to ensure that sufficient school places and classes are provided, and the needs of children are met alongside robust appeals mechanisms.“We also need to reduce waiting times for assessments and resourcing support for students with special educational needs, including proper access to therapies.“Without changes such as these, children who need additional support in the classrooms will continue to be left behind and that is not acceptable.” Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Previous articleConcerns of Brownknowe residents ‘not being heard’Next articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Monday August 31st News Highland Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 31, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more