News / DSV eyes return to acquisition trail as profits rise and UTi fits in nicely

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 10/02/2017 Announcing that profits were up by more than 40% last year, DSV said today its integration with UTi was going well.The group’s results show 2016 gross profit up 41% year on year, at Dkr15.8bn ($2.26bn).However, it saw weaker-than-expected growth in Air & Sea and Road, according to analyst Jefferies.Operating profit for Air & Sea rose 11% to Dkr2.1bn, while Road grew 14% to Dkr1bn. Solutions, its warehousing arm, saw greater growth, albeit from a lower point, up 58% to Dkr384m. The company also reported that the UTi integration was on track while the IT migration was completed in Air & Sea.Jeffries said: “The Dkr1.5bn cost synergy target is confirmed, as well as the timing of the cost savings, with Dkr600m expected this year and Dkr400m next year.“Remaining restructuring costs of Dkr500m are expected to be taken this year. Beyond FY18E, DSV confirms it sees further opportunities to improve productivity.”It seems likely that DSV will be back on the acquisition trail following the integration of blue-chip specialist UTi.It noted in its full results: “For a number of years, the freight forwarding industry has been characterised by consolidation among the large players. Over the years, DSV has been one of the most active consolidators, with several large and small acquisitions.“We expect the trend to continue in the coming years and lead to further consolidation in the industry. We want to continue to take part in the consolidation of the industry if and when attractive and value-adding opportunities arise.“Growth through acquisitions is a fundamental element of our corporate strategy.”DSV saw 85% growth in air freight volumes and 53% growth in sea freight through the UTi acquisition, but the company noted: “We are unable to decisively conclude if Air & Sea has grown organically and gained market share in 2016.”Gross profit per teu/ tonne fell for both modes, down 6.8% in sea freight and 3% in air freight.Road freight volumes rose 5%, but gross profit was “negatively impacted by competitive pricing and change in business mix, with an increasing share of domestic distribution with lower average income per consignment”. One observer noted that DSV had tended to cut costs in road freight top boost profitability, rather than growing.DSV said it hoped to see better cross-selling between divisions this year, “especially after the merger with UTi where the new footprint in North America and South Africa provides a strong base for future growth”.CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen said: “While maintaining momentum in our integration efforts in 2016, we kept focus on running the business, leading to very satisfactory results in all divisions. We expect to complete the integration of UTi and continue to take market share in 2017, creating earnings growth of 21-29%.”The Loadstar will publish a full analysis of DSV’s financials next week.last_img read more

SmartBe Wealth enters ETF space

first_img Keywords ETFCompanies SmartBe Wealth Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Calgary-based wealth manager SmartBe Wealth Inc. has launched an ETF that tracks value, momentum and trends, the firm said in a release. This is the company’s first ETF, marking yet another entrant into the space.The SmartBe Global Value Momentum Trend Index ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the Alpha Architect Value Momentum Trend for Canada Index. It started trading Thursday on the Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. SmartBe is the first Alberta-based manufacturer to list on NEO. An inhospitable environment for bond ETFs While value focuses on companies with low prices relative to fundamentals, and momentum tracks strong past performance, trend-following is a risk-management strategy to invest in equities when the trend is positive and to move to lower-risk assets when the trend is negative, the firm said. It seeks to minimize large losses by avoiding down-trending equity markets.The ETF’s annual management fee is 0.86%.The Canadian ETF Association notes that in 2018, 120 ETFs were launched and eight new managers opened shop. As of Dec. 31, 2018, there were 33 ETF providers in Canada. BMO launches new U.S. ETF series ETF inflows hit $7 billion in May Related news IE Staff close up of male hands with newspaper, muffin and coffee cup on table dolgachov/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

JOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean

first_imgRelatedJOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean JOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean SportJanuary 18, 2009 RelatedJOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennel, is cautioning Jamaican athletes who might be contemplating the use of performance enhancers against this, as these substances are harmful to themselves as well as the legacy and national psyche of the country.Mr. Fennel made the statement during a panel discussion at the closing of the two-day 2009 Anti-Doping Symposium, hosted by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) on January 15, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.“It is important that all our sports people understand, not just athletes, that when they cheat they are putting at risk not just themselves…the impact is on the whole country and our sports. The heritage, reputation and image that we have built up over a long period of time with sweat, tears and a lot of hard work and sacrifices [can] be damaged and thrown away completely,” he emphasised.“Over the years we have had distinguished athletes mainly in track and field, but in other sports as well and these people have set a standard for performance on the international scene without any blemish whatsoever,” he continued, while asserting “that is what we have to protect as well as to protect the future of our athletes who are coming up and competing in a harsh world”.Mr. Fennel also bemoaned the fact that many of the country’s previous athletes were robbed of success because they were not competing on a level playing field.“Certainly a lot of our athletes who are now retired felt that they never had a ghost of a chance given the fact that others were allowed to do things and get away with it,” he remarked.Attendees of the symposium who included senior and junior athletes, coaches and administrative representatives from a wide cross-section of the sporting fraternity, took part in a number of workshops on issues related to the subject of doping in sports.center_img RelatedJOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean Advertisementslast_img read more

Undefeated Union boys go to state as top seed

first_imgFinal weekend of bi-district and district play is capped by the release of state brackets The state regional brackets are out, and three games featuring Clark County teams will be played right here in Clark County.The Union boys will play a seeding game for the Tacoma Dome at 2 p.m. Saturday to begin a tripleheader at Battle Ground High School. The Skyview boys will play an elimination game at 4 p.m. and the La Center boys will play an elimination game at 6 p.m.  The Union Titans are 24-0 heading into the state tournament. Photo by Mike SchultzThe Union Titans are 24-0 heading into the state tournament. Photo by Mike SchultzIn all, 13 boys and girls basketball teams from the county have made it to their state tournaments.The RPIs were locked for every team after this past Saturday’s games, and the brackets were determined Sunday by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.Let’s break down a wild weekend of basketball, setting us up for state regionals, and then the dome.And to take a look at all the brackets, go to the WIAA’s Tournament Central page here: http://wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=1145Class 4A boys:The best thing I saw this weekend: Union and Battle Ground playing for a 4A bi-district championship. Remember, including play-in games, this is a 19-team tournament, and only three come from the 4A Greater St. Helens League. It is believed this was the first time two teams from the GSHL made it to the finals. Union’s Josh Reznick skies high on his way to a dunk during the Titans’ win over Battle Ground on Saturday. Photo by Mike SchultzUnion’s Josh Reznick skies high on his way to a dunk during the Titans’ win over Battle Ground on Saturday. Photo by Mike SchultzSo tournament directors wisely chose to move the finals to Clark County. And it was a packed house at Prairie High School, a great atmosphere.Tanner Toolson scored 32 points as Union improved to 24-0 and maintained its top seed going into the state tournament.Union’s Tanner Toolson scored 32 points in Saturday’s bi-district championship victory. Photo by Mike SchultzUnion’s Tanner Toolson scored 32 points in Saturday’s bi-district championship victory. Photo by Mike SchultzThese two teams played down to the final horn in their second matchup in the regular season. This one was all Union after the first quarter.The second-best thing I saw this weekend: Union senior guard Brad Lackey, who blew out a knee late in the regular season and will not be back this season, was given the honor to conclude the net-cutting ceremony. After every player and coach got up on the ladder, it was Lackey who was able to cut down the final piece of the bi-district net.Brad Lackey, who is out for the season with a knee injury, was given the honor to cut down the final piece of the net after Union’s bi-district title Saturday at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike SchultzBrad Lackey, who is out for the season with a knee injury, was given the honor to cut down the final piece of the net after Union’s bi-district title Saturday at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike SchultzNext: The Union Titans, No. 1 in RPI, will play in a state regional seeding game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Battle Ground High School against No. 8 Gonzaga Prep. The winner will advance to the state quarterfinals in the Tacoma Dome on Thursday, March 5. The loser will fall into the round of 12 and will play an elimination game, also at the Tacoma Dome, on Wednesday, March 4.The Battle Ground Tigers are No. 12 in RPI among the remaining teams. They get to host an elimination game in their district but are not allowed to play a true home game. So Battle Ground will face Inglemoor at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mark Morris High School in Longview. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 in the Tacoma Dome.The power of Kaden Perry has helped Battle Ground make it to the state tournament, too. Photo by Mike SchultzThe power of Kaden Perry has helped Battle Ground make it to the state tournament, too. Photo by Mike SchultzThe Skyview Storm, meanwhile, lost this weekend to finish eighth in the bi-district tournament. Still, they had already qualified for state. Skyview, No. 11 in RPI, will play No. 14 Jackson at 4 p.m .Saturday at Battle Ground in an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 in the Tacoma Dome.Class 4A girls:Todd Beamer 45, Union 38: The Titans missed out on a bi-district championship, losing to Todd Beamer in the title game Saturday. No worries for the Titans. They’re going to state, and they get a second chance against Todd Beamer.Next: After all the numbers were crunched, Union came in at No. 7 in RPI and will travel to take on the No. 2 team in a seeding game at state regional. The No. 2 team? Oh, that would be Todd Beamer, the team the Titans just played on Saturday. The state regional game will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Auburn Mountainview High School. The winner will advance to the state quarterfinals in the Tacoma Dome on Thursday, March 5. The loser will fall into the round of 12 and will play an elimination game, also at the Tacoma Dome, on Wednesday, March 4.Camas lost Saturday to finish eighth place in the bi-district but had already clinched a berth to state. The Papermakers, No. 14 in RPI, will face No. 11 Lake Stevens at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jackson High School. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Tacoma Dome. Class 3A boys: Wilson 81, Evergreen 66: The amazing bi-district run is over, but the season is certainly not over for Evergreen. The Plainsmen are going to the Tacoma Dome. Evergreen lost in the bi-district championship game on Saturday but had already clinched a trip to state, and the RPI means the Plainsmen can make plans for the dome.Next: Evergreen will play Garfield at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sammamish High School. Evergreen is No. 5 and Garfield is No. 4. The winner will advance to the state quarterfinals in the Tacoma Dome on Thursday, March 5. The loser will fall into the round of 12 and will play an elimination game, also at the Tacoma Dome, on Wednesday, March 4.Class 3A girls:Lincoln 51, Hudson’s Bay 46: It was a loss in the championship game of the bi-district for the Eagles, but they had already won big time. Remember, they had clinched a trip to state two games prior, and in the semifinals, the Eagles beat defending state champion Prairie. The third best thing I noticed all weekend: The 4A and 3A GSHL had representatives in all four bi-district championship games, boys and girls. That is believed to be a first for Southwest Washington. Next:Hudson’s Bay, No. 14 in RPI, will travel to take on No. 11 Meadowdale at 6 p.m. Saturday at Issaquah High School. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Tacoma Dome. Prairie, meanwhile, lost the bi-district third-place game 51-50 to Bethel on Saturday. The Falcons are still going to the state tournament for the 23rd consecutive season.Allow me to repeat that: The Falcons are going to the state tournament for the 23rd consecutive season.Wow.Anyway, Prairie is the 16-seed and will take on No. 9 Garfield at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sammamish High School. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Tacoma Dome. Class 2A boys:Tumwater 63, Woodland 28: It is rare to see a running clock in a championship game, but that’s what happened. Simply put, Tumwater was on fire and Woodland had run out of steam after an incredible, improbable run to the district championship game. Woodland finished second in this tourney and qualified for state. Not bad for a team with a losing record before the postseason started.Trey Hanson and the Woodland Beavers had a tough task Friday in the district championship game, falling to Tuwmater. But the Beavers are going to state, and that is a story in itself. Photo by Mike SchultzTrey Hanson and the Woodland Beavers had a tough task Friday in the district championship game, falling to Tuwmater. But the Beavers are going to state, and that is a story in itself. Photo by Mike SchultzNext: Not surprisingly, Woodland is the No. 16 seed. The Beavers don’t care. They’re still playing. Woodland will take on Black Hills at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tumwater High School. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Class 2A girls: Tumwater 69, Washougal 37: The defending state champions missed out going back to state after falling in the consolation finals of the district tournament. Both teams were ranked in the top five but had been upset earlier and had to play each other in this elimination game. No teams from the 2A GSHL made it to state this year. Class 1A boys:La Center 91, Seton Catholic 85: It was an all-Trico final for the district championship, and then these two programs put on an incredible show, with La Center prevailing in overtime. It was such a good game, no one would have minded seeing these two teams play again. In fact, the numbers played out that they would. However …Next:La Center finished as No. 10 in the RPI and Seton Catholic finished at No. 15. That’s a collision course, right? Well, not exactly. The WIAA’s guidelines say that if two teams from the same league play in state regional elimination games, well, the WIAA has the authority to make a change. That’s what happened here. Seton Catholic was moved to the No. 16 spot. (By the way, Battle Ground and Union did play in state regionals last year, but if you recall, that was not an elimination game. Just seeding.)With that said, La Center will take on Bear Creek at 6 p.m. Saturday at Battle Ground High School. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Seton Catholic, at 16, will travel to face No. 9 La Salle at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eisenhower. This is an elimination game. Winner goes to the round of 12 at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Oh, and here is proof that the regular season does matter.King’s Way Christian, the Trico League champion that had beat La Center and Seton Catholic twice each during the regular season but lost in the district tournament, ended up beating Forks on Saturday for the third and final berth to state.The Knights are still ranked higher than La Center and Seton Catholic, and they are assured of going to Yakima.King’s Way Christian, No. 7 in RPI, will play No. 2 Cashmere at 4 p.m. Saturday in Wenatchee. The winner will advance to the state quarterfinals in the SunDome on Thursday, March 5. The loser will fall into the round of 12 and will play an elimination game, also at the SunDome, on Wednesday, March 4.1A girls:Montesano 52, La Center 35: In a tough-way-to-end-a-season story, La Center had to play a team it had already beat earlier in the district tournament. This time, Montesano bounced back for the victory in an elimination game. 1B girls:Columbia Adventist of Battle Ground went 2-1 in its district tournament and beat Mary Knight 62-15 on Saturday to earn the final berth to state. Columbia Adventist, No. 14 in RPI, will face Lummi Nation at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : State sports: Camas wins third straight gymnastics championship Next : Wrestling’s winning weekend: Four state champions share how they celebratedAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Undefeated Union boys go to state as top seedPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Monday, February 24, 2020in: Sportsshare 0 last_img read more

A partnership made in fuel cell heaven

first_imgFirst Drive: 2019 Hyundai NexoHowever, hydrogen-powered vehicles also have their issues.First, the dire lack of fuelling stations. While a handful of other fuelling stations are said to be coming online soon to the Lower Mainland, a lack of fuelling infrastructure is a big problem hurting FCEV growth.Second, unlike electricity with its established cross-country grid, hydrogen gas needs to be transported by truck and stored at stations, creating a carbon footprint. Likewise, the North American production of hydrogen gas — using electricity in a process called electrolysis — is typically powered by fossil fuels, specifically natural gas and coal.FCEVs are also expensive. The Nexo sells for $72,000, so the idea of sharing the vehicle among many people makes a lot of sense.Modo started in 1997 as the first and only car-share co-operative in B.C., and today has more than 22,000 members across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Squamish.And while the two Nexos represent a very small percentage of the 700 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans in the Modo fleet, they’ll give Modo members a chance to experience what it’s like to drive a hydrogen-powered vehicle. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” But with no public hydrogen fuelling stations, the concept was a non-starter. That changed when last year Shell, working with the B.C. government, opened one of Canada’s first public fuelling stations in Vancouver’s Marpole community.Modo then began discussions with Hyundai Canada about providing fuel-cell vehicles to its fleet, and the all-new Nexo proved the perfect fit. One will be located near the Shell station in Marpole and one downtown.Hyundai Canada sees the partnership as not just a marketing tool, but also as a way of educating the public about hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are essentially electric vehicles that instead of plugging in to recharge, you fill with hydrogen gas.“Our initial idea was to do some kind of car-sharing, and we knew Vancouver would be the market we wanted to do it in,” noted Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “But it had to be the right kind of company, and we found the entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well in (Modo).“Our goal was to get as many people educated (about fuel-cell vehicles) as possible.”Romano said his company hopes to pursue other such partnerships with other car-sharing companies in other Canadian cities, citing Montreal as the next logical one after Vancouver.The Nexo crossover, with a range of 570 kilometres, made its Canadian debut in Vancouver last summer, underscoring the West Coast city’s importance to automakers that are beginning to bring FCEVs to market. Hyundai is the only automotive manufacturer in Canada to offer a second-generation fuel cell vehicle — the first being the Tucson Fuel Cell, which launched in 2015.Proponents of FCEVs cite the quick refuelling time compared with the charging time of an electric vehicle — the former five minutes, the latter a minimum of 40 minutes with current technology — and the superior range conservation in cold climates compared with other battery-electric powertrains.RELATED Even if you’re not a Modo member, you can drive a Nexo at the public EV test-drive event at the auto show through Sunday. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada British Columbia’s original car-sharing co-operative has teamed with a Korean automaker to offer hydrogen-powered vehicles to its membership.On Monday night, on the eve of the 99th Vancouver International Auto Show, Modo and Hyundai Canada announced a partnership that will see two 2019 Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) enter the car-sharing company’s fleet in the coming weeks.“We’ve thought for some time that Modo would be a great platform to get people to experience fuel-cell vehicles,” said Modo CEO Patrick Nangle. 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Revolt Wine Co Officially Launch Wine Label in San Diego, CA…

first_imgPinterest Facebook TAGSConsumerRevolt Wine Co Twitter ReddIt Previous articleNominations Open for 4th Annual WINnovation AwardsNext articleFall 2016 Schedule Announced for Graduate Program Information Sessions Press Release Email Share AdvertisementSan Diego, CA | September 12, 2016 – After years of study in the wine industry, entrepreneur and current San Diego resident, Heather Hudson has launched a new wine label entitled, REVOLT WINE CO, consisting of three distinct wines including: CA Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Moscato. REVOLT WINE CO is more than a wine label, it is a brand that details the unique connections and culture that drinking wine with others creates. Hudson elaborates, “I suddenly realized it’s not just about what’s in the bottle, it’s about the people you share it with and the memories you create.” Taking it one more step further, Hudson connects her wine label with music to add to that special experience. Having worked with musicians such as Atlas Genius, Pepper, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, Cartel, and The Spill Canvas on a previous label (WTF-Wine That’s Fun), Hudson is thrilled to explore the connection of wine and music even more in the coming months. Hudson continues, “The way that people are entranced by music, the way it captures a whole group, the fact that one band of people have the power to share their gift and create something so moving and inspiring is incredible to me.” With a slew of events and partnerships in the works, REVOLT WINE CO plans to make its wine the preferred drink choice for musicians and the music industry.As young entrepreneurs with tenacious attitudes, Hudson and her husband are setting out to shake up the wine industry. They source their juice from suppliers all across CA and have built an incredible team in Napa to help bottle and produce their wines. Hudson continues,“When working with our team to create our wines, I wanted to be sure that these wines are very drinkable and defy tradition. You don’t need to save our wines for 3 years until they’re ready to drink, you don’t need a big meal to pair them with and you don’t need to wait until 5pm to start drinking! We’ve made all of our wines so they really fit with every occasion. You can have a glass while you’re getting ready to go out, a glass with dinner and a glass as you rock out to your favorite band at a concert.” Chardonnay, Cabernet, Moscato Wine Descriptions:Unlike most CA Chardonnays, which are buttery and oaky, their Chardonnay is very light and crisp because it is aged in stainless steel barrels so it stays nice, light and refreshing with crisp flavors of green apple and lemon. The Cabernet is true to the profile of a CA Cab and has big flavors of cherry, oak and vanilla with a nice smooth finish. It is not an over the top, bold cabernet that you need to lay down for a few years until it’s ready to drink, but rather just the right blend that one could crack it open and enjoy right away. The Moscato is a sweeter wine with a nice light flavor of peach and pear, but not too sweet with a nice and light flavor with a little sparkle. The little effervescence helps clean the palate and makes you want another sip.More Information about REVOLT WINE CO: The name REVOLT WINE CO couldn’t be more fitting for where Hudson is today and the journey she and her husband have made. They are founded on the idea of REVOLTING against anything holding you back. Expressing yourself. Seizing the moment. Living on the edge. Having no regrets. Taking time to enjoy the music. Moving forward in the direction of your dreams. And living the life you’ve always imaged. REVOLT WINE CO. brings those connections through drinking wine and listening to your favorite artist, bringing consumers back to the nostalgic moments a song can bring, and the feeling of togetherness. It’s that exact feeling and message that REVOLT WINE CO is trying to share. She elaborates, “Music has the ability to make you feel and forget all at the same time.  And it’s the very same thing with wine!  So it seemed like a natural fit to combine my two passions into one.  Wine and music have the same ability to take you back to a moment and reflect on how you felt and who you were with. They have the power to inspire and give hope. It’s that exact feeling and message that I’m trying to bottle and share with the world.” Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Revolt Wine Co Officially Launch Wine Label in San Diego, CA with…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRevolt Wine Co Officially Launch Wine Label in San Diego, CA with Unique Music Industry PartnershipBy Press Release – September 12, 2016 46 0 Linkedinlast_img read more

Opposition Leader Suggests Partnership to Fight Crime

first_imgRelatedOpposition Leader Suggests Partnership to Fight Crime Opposition Leader Suggests Partnership to Fight Crime National SecurityApril 17, 2010 RelatedOpposition Leader Suggests Partnership to Fight Crime Advertisementscenter_img RelatedOpposition Leader Suggests Partnership to Fight Crime FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has noted that Jamaicans need to work together to find new approaches to fight the social issue of crime that is affecting the country.Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was speaking in the 2010/11 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives Thursday (April 15), assured the Government of the Opposition’s cooperation in dealing with the issue.“You can depend on our word. We will not make crime a political football. Our word is our bond. We commit to an open and objective partnership with the Government so that, collectively and on the people’s behalf, we can finally forge an alliance of all law-abiding citizens and entities to restore safety and security across all the communities,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.She observed that that crime “robs” the country of seven per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).“Crime increases the number of trauma cases in our hospitals, it reduces the productivity of businesses and it affects the ability of our children to learn. We are therefore recommending that we take time to discuss, in Parliament, the levels of crime in the country and the actions that as a people, we must take,” she said.She said that Parliamentarians should send a strong signal to the country that they are united on the critical issue, and that this should be done, in addition to the pending debates on the Crime Bills.“This must not just be a one-time affair, but a permanent agenda item of the parliamentary calendar. We must receive quarterly reports on the progress and agree to the adjustments and the resources required to solving the problem of crime,” she added.Mrs. Simpson Miller said that in addition to human resource development, the application of technology and new techniques in crime fighting was the way to go. She added that included in any community-based strategy to solve crime, should be a ‘rescue mission programme’ to target at-risk youth.She said that there was a need to rescue youth who are prime candidates for recruitment by criminals, as well as those who are already in the clutches of criminals.“We must rescue them from the fringes of society, and facilitate suitable alternatives that will see them reintegrated into the formal society. We must bring them into a productive life. We must show them that there is another way, a better way,”Mrs. Simpson Miller said.last_img read more

Hundreds turn out for Summer Solstice at An Grianan Fort

first_imgNews By News Highland – June 21, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase WhatsApp Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hundreds turned out at An Grianan Fort this morning for the summer solstice.The event in Burt has attracted hundreds of locals and tourists to the area over the last number of years.Our reporter Barry Whyte was there this morning….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/soltice.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal International Rally Day One WrapNext article23 year-old injured in March crash loses his fight for life News Highland Google+ Hundreds turn out for Summer Solstice at An Grianan Fort Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

22 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Google+ 22 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest There were 22 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital this morning according to the INMO.9 people were waiting on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 13 were waiting wards.Cork University Hospital was the most overcrowded in the country with 41 people waiting there.Nationally, there were 437 people waiting at hospitals across the country. Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Google+center_img Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder By News Highland – December 4, 2017 Previous articleWarning over impact of 5% business rates increase in DonegalNext articleMeeting about senior alert scheme in Donegal taking place this week News Highland WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn last_img read more

International Youth Networking Academy

first_imgInternational Youth Networking Academy +1 Tweet Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Grants for Reporting on Climate Change → Reddit Share 0 May 6, 2016 Published by sabina Similar Stories Deadline: 10 May 2016Open to: proactive, talented, and ambitious young people between of 15 – 20 years oldVenue: 13 – 18 of June, Hotel Molika, MacedoniaDescriptionInspired by the idea of joining together future young leaders, as well as motivated by last year’s tremendous success of more than 150 applications from over 40 countries, and final 45 participants, most of which ended up going to top universities, this year, Networking 101 – International Youth Networking Academy.The goal of the project is to unite youth from around the world through knowledge and engagement to initiate change, locally and globally. Additionally, the project offers a plethora of opportunities for the participants to gain new skills, advance their leadership potential, work in a team, as well as learn practical and detailed elements within the seminars listed below. Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to meet very many experts and esteemed guest speakers.EligibilityProactive, talented, and ambitious young people at the age of 15-20 years;Due to this, proficient knowledge of English is essential for participation.ScholarshipAdmitted applicants will have the chance to apply for a scholarship;These scholarships will be awarded with the intent to reach out to potential young leaders for whom attending the Academy might be a financial burden.CostsThe participation fee for International Students is 150 euros / students from Macedonia is 4500 denars;The participation fee covers: tuition fees, accommodation, and food for the 8 days. How to apply?You can find the application for this year’s academy HERE. In case of further questions contact [email protected] More information or visit the Facebook page or the official website. ← Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography LinkedIn 0last_img read more