Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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1 tech stock I’d buy and hold forever

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 1 tech stock I’d buy and hold forever According to Grand View Research, the video games industry is expected to grow by 8% over the next seven years, presenting an enormous opportunity for this tech stock.A hidden growth opportunity in the gaming sector?Keywords Studios (LSE:KWS) is a service provider for the video games industry. With multiple studios in its portfolio, the tech stock offers a wide range of services – including art & marketing, game development, audio, quality assurance, and localisation testing.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…Today it serves 23 of the top 25 game developers across 60 countries around the world. This includes World of Warcraft developer Activision Blizzard, and Halo creator Microsoft.Developing a video game today is an expensive process. If a project fails to meet expectations it can have serious financial consequences for studios. In order to minimise risk, most studios only retain a small team of permanent staff. The rest of the talent is provided by companies like Keywords Studios.Recently, Keywords made two announcements that have re-affirmed my belief that the firm is on the right path.This tech stock is beating expectationsThe first was a quick trading update. Full-year revenue is expected to be in line with company guidance at €367m – a 12.5% increase on last year. Furthermore, the adjusted pre-tax profit is coming in 12% higher than expected at €52m.Interestingly, the significant increase in pre-tax profit is primarily from improved operating margins as a result of a work-from-home policy. The reduced fixed costs may result in the policy remaining in place in some form even after the pandemic. If so, these margin improvements could remain as well.Both figures continue to show that despite the disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has continued to thrive. With the next generation of consoles already sold out, it’s clear that the popularity of gaming isn’t declining. This suggests there’s an ever-increasing capacity for growth.The studio is expanding!Speaking of growth, the tech stock continued to execute its acquisition-based growth strategy. Keywords just added g-Net Media, an American marketing service provider, to its portfolio for $32m.Founded in 2001, g-Net has been serving top entertainment companies – such as Netflix and Amazon Prime – as well as leading video game publishers. Both Activision Blizzard and Microsoft are among these, thus furthering the existing relationship these studios have with Keywords.But, it’s important to remember that acquisitions always carry risk. g-Net, while well known within the industry, is still relatively small, with revenues of $16.3m for 2019. It’s good to see management acknowledge this and included specific terms in the buyout agreement. So far, only $18m has been paid using cash and shares. The remaining $14m is dependent on the studio meeting performance milestones.The bottom line for this tech stockThe tech stock has yet to make any catastrophic errors in its acquisitions, and seeing performance-based terms in their buyout agreements lowers the risks involved. I believe this prudent approach to business, combined with the delivery of high-quality services, means Keywords Studios is on the path to exceptional growth for many years to come. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 | More on: KWS 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Keywords Studios. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Keywords Studios. 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

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Apopka Burglary Report

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 4 COMMENTS November 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleChristian Chamber announces December speakerNext articleHow turkey beat duck, goose and chicken as the official main course of Thanksgiving Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply The good news is the vehicle theft is zero! The horrible news is 17 home burglaries, OMG! All these extra police that have been hired, and this is what we have happening? This is not good. Sounds like neighborhood police patrols need beefed up more…..5 burglaries on that one block, and another one on the other block of the same street???? It turns out those numbers were incorrect. Check out the revised burglary report. Reply center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reggie Connell Well that is strange and weird! Guess I can revise my bragging on no vehicle thefts then, as now it lists 10 vehicle thefts, which aren’t very far from my house….NIMBY! November 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. November 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm I wish you a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Reggie. Thanks for the revised burglary report that has been corrected. Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 11/20/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 11/13/2017 – 11/20/2017 shows 17 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Four burglaries were reported at businesses located in the 4200 Block of Tigris Drive, the 2100 Block of White Dahlia Drive (two events), and the 4300 Block of Tigris Drive.Three burglaries were reported at residences located in the 1900 BLOCK of APOPKA BLVD,  the 2200 BLOCK of CERBERUS DR, and the 1700 BLOCK of CHATHAM CIR.10 vehicle burglaries were reported in the 100 BLOCK OF S CHRISTIANA AVE, the 1200 BLOCK of CLEVELAND AVE, the 1900 BLOCK of GRASMERE DR, the 500 BLOCK of CONURE ST, the 400 BLOCK of PARKSIDE POINTE BLVD, the 800 BLOCK of ASHWORTH OVERLOOK DR (three events), the 100 block of North Park Avenue, and the 900 BLOCK of ASHWORTH OVERLOOK DR.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:4 – Business3 – Residential10 – Vehicle Reply Mama Mia November 22, 2017 at 10:57 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mialast_img read more

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Demings voting for criminal justice reform and Alzheimer’s bill

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseCriminal Justice ReformFocus on CongressRep. Val Demings Previous articleTis the Season: AAA & Budweiser encourage holiday travelers to avoid impaired drivingNext articleLong shot from Pine Hills becomes golf’s long drive champion Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Focus on CongressCongresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) will today vote for the FIRST STEP Act—a criminal justice reform bill which will make our justice system fairer and more effective.Said Rep. Demings, “Anyone who breaks the law should be held accountable for their actions, but we must also prepare these Americans to re-enter society and not offend again. The FIRST STEP Act prioritizes dignity, respect, equality, and evidence-based strategies which will reduce the rate at which criminals re-offend. This bill will help individuals to serve their sentences while giving them the relationships and tools necessary to leave their punishment behind bars and return to their lives without returning to crime.“It is said that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,’ and I strongly believe that this will be the first step towards a more equitable and effective justice system.”Rep. Val DemingsThe FIRST STEP Act will retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which fixed the sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine, long known to have a racially-biased effect. It will also ease mandatory minimum sentences and expand the “safety valve” which gives judges more latitude and eliminate the stacking of gun and drug charges by prosecutors seeking longer sentences. The act will also assist inmates in their return to society by expanding “good time credits” which apply to well-behaved prisoners. Additionally, the bill will ban certain practices, including the shackling of pregnant women, and will put greater emphasis on de-escalation techniques and medical treatment of drug addicts. These reforms would apply to prisoners in federal prison.Rep. Demings previously served as a 27-year law enforcement officer and Orlando’s first female Chief of Police.Alzheimer’s Bill to Become Law Demings will also cast her vote for The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, which she co-sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives, and which will become law with President Trump’s signature.Said Rep. Demings, “My family, like so many others, has been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s afflicts millions of Americans and is a leading cause of death. Even worse, it is a profoundly cruel disease which begins to rob us of our loved ones even before they pass. It has been deeply important to me that our government, with all our resources, do more to fund the search for a cure to Alzheimer’s, and I am gladdened that bipartisan Members of Congress have joined together to say that an end to Alzheimer’s is a national goal.“I am deeply grateful to the incredible advocates and activists whose tireless work helped to make this win happen. We will continue to fight for additional research and resources until we finally reach an end to Alzheimer’s.”According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and cases increased by 123% from 2000 to 2015. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Early and accurate diagnosis could save up to $7.9 trillion in medical and care costs, and effective treatment would save and extend millions of lives.The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act is landmark legislation that will create a national public health infrastructure to promote early detection, increase intervention to reduce risks, and prevent avoidable hospitalizations for Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. As researchers gain a greater understanding of the disease and work towards a way to prevent, cure, or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, the federal government must work with state, local, and tribal health authorities to increase the quality of life for those living with the disease and support caregivers. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Grantwriting Beyond The Basics Book 1: Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work (Beyond the Basics)

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Grantwriting Beyond The Basics Book 1: Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work (Beyond the Basics) 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.last_img read more

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Sexual equality is in our genes

first_imgMarxist thinkers from Frederick Engels to Dorothy Ballan have long maintained that, for most of human existence, the social structure was based on mother-right, or matriarchy, in which a fundamental equality existed between women and men.Today this period of human social development is often called the primary commune. Some Indigenous communities still live in this social structure.A recent paper written by nine anthropologists at University College London and published in the May 15 issue of Science magazine not only confirms this idea but adds a strong genetic component to it. Entitled “Sex Equality Can Explain the Unique Social Structure of Hunter-Gatherer Bands,” the study asserts that “within-camp relatedness is reduced if men and women have equal influence in selecting camp members.” The lead author of the study, Mark Dyble, says: “It gives you a far more expansive social network with a wider choice of mates, so inbreeding would be less of an issue.”Ballan’s pamphlet, titled “Feminism and Marxism,” was published in 1971 on the cusp of the Women’s Liberation movement that was sweeping the U.S. and the rest of the world at that time. Her pamphlet critiqued the bourgeois view that there was an “eternal” conflict between the sexes and that men had always dominated women in society.No, no, wrote Ballan: “To survive and develop in the struggle against nature with little or no tools, men and women lived and worked cooperatively, equally and communally, with a division of labor that came naturally.”Ballan noted: “The period of time that began with the transformation from animal to human, and known as the period of mother-right, or matriarchy, was a very long and complex period. If we were to reduce the many hundreds of thousands of years of human development to the scale of one year, the equivalent scale would leave only a few days of historical time to the patriarchy; over 360 days would belong to the matriarchy.”Ballan cited the work “The Family, Private Property and the State” by Frederick Engels, Karl Marx’s closest collaborator. Engels, in turn, had studied the writings of Lewis Henry Morgan, an American scholar and anthropologist who had lived among the Iroquois and studied their social organization.“At the dawn of humanity,” wrote Ballan, “group marriage prevailed. Paternity was not even understood, let alone determined. It required no complex scientific reasoning to determine who the mothers were. Therefore children always remained with the mother. As the gens, a unit of blood relative descended through the mother, developed and separated into different units, the men would leave their gens to join the gens of the women, and descent continued through the mothers.”Eventually, Ballan explained, the circle of marriage evolved from large groups to its last unit, the “human pairing.” “Although this sounds like the modern family unit, we must remember not to look at primitive society through property-tinted glasses. This pairing existed within the gen, which meant that the woman was not materially dependent in any way on the man. The gen was responsible for the material subsistence of all its members, and also mother-right still prevailed.”It is clear now that gay, lesbian and transgender relationships also coexisted right along with these pairings.Sexual equality, a ‘human norm’The article in Science magazine mirrors these findings: “[I]n contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal influence on where their group lives and who they live with. The findings challenge the idea that sexual equality is a recent invention, suggesting that it has been the norm for humans for most of our evolutionary history.”Dyble told the Guardian newspaper, “Sexual equality is one of an important suite of changes to social organization, including things like pair-bonding, our big, social brains, and language, that distinguishes humans. It’s an important one that hasn’t really been highlighted before.” (May 14)Just as Morgan came to his conclusions by studying the Native people living here, particularly the Iroquois nation, so the authors of this current article based their finding on studying the Mbendjele BaYaka people in the Congo and the Agta people in the Philippines. They arrived at astonishingly similar conclusions.In each of these cultures, human pairings are the norm, but there is no domination by the men over the women. The researchers even measured the food calories that each sex acquired for the community and found the amounts to be equal. Men are also active in childcare.The Science article continues: “Our results suggest that pair-bonding and increased sex egalitarianism in human evolutionary history may have had a transformative effect on human social organization. Many unique human traits such as high cognition, cumulative culture and hyper-cooperation have evolved due to the social organization patterns unique to humans.”The authors also found that, by preventing the narrowing of the families into male-dominated units and by widening the community base, the genetic component of the human species is widened as well. Dangerous inbreeding is avoided, and favorable genetic traits can be more easily integrated into the community.Private property & oppression of womenThere is no recognition of Marxist studies, or even that of the capitalist Morgan, in the Science article. It suggests that an “imbalance” occurred simply with the dawn of agriculture and food surpluses. “Men can start to have several wives and they can have more children than women,” said Dyble. “It pays more for men to start accumulating resources and becomes favorable to form alliances with male kin.”But Ballan pointed out: “When social production becomes transformed into private production, the nature of the family changed from a socially cooperative foundation as it existed under the matriarchy to the private foundations of the patriarchy.”Engels put it this way: “The overthrow of the mother-right was the world historic defeat of the female sex. The man seized the reins in the house also: the woman was degraded, enthralled, the slave of the man’s lust, a mere instrument for breeding children. This lowered position of women … has become gradually embellished and … clothed in milder forms, but by no means abolished.”Thus it was the rise of the first class society — ancient slavery — that destroyed the egalitarian matriarchy. Slavery gave way to feudalism and then capitalism, which sustains gender inequality to the present day, along with every other form of oppression.Not satisfied with just academic research on this, Marxists view the legacy of egalitarian matriarchy, of the primary commune, to be a springboard into the present-day struggle against this outmoded, racist, sexist, anti-gay, oppressive class society.Because of the early level of the productive forces, humans in the original communes faced a tough, uphill struggle against the forces of nature. Yet they provided evidence that we humans can build a powerful social model in which to survive and grow, based on equality and filling the needs of the whole community.Today, we humans have developed vast powers of production that could be used to satisfy our needs. Instead, in most countries, economic life is chained to the profit motive. To reach the next step on the ladder of social development — the construction of a society that meets the needs of all people on a much higher level — this rotting capitalist system has to be overthrown.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Local Congressman on CNN State of the Union Discussing Iran, North Korea, the Terrorism Threat and Amazon Drones

first_img Make a comment 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. Yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, spoke with host Candy Crowley and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on CNN’s State of the Union to discuss the latest in national security, including Iran, North Korea, the continuing threat of terrorism, and Amazon using drones. With the House considering a bill to add new sanctions to Iran before any final agreement is reached, Schiff pushed the Congress not to pass new sanctions that could scuttle the deal.Schiff said: “It’s one thing to say that Iran can have a peaceful nuclear energy program. You can have a peaceful nuclear energy program with no enrichment. The uranium can be provided for that. It could be taken back. They don’t need the centrifuges. They certainly don’t need fast speed centrifuges. They certainly don’t need thousands of centrifuges. The only reason why you want to have the kind of capability Iran is developing is if you want a fast breakout capability. So, what I think the administration needs to push for in this negotiation is a peaceful program without enrichment – and I wouldn’t begin the process by conceding anything on enrichment.“I do part company with the idea that we should pass another sanctions bill, and I know there are many pushing that right now. We don’t want to be perceived by our partners as the ones that are throttling this agreement before it has a chance to live. And if we do, then I think the coalition that has supported these sanctions which includes many reluctant partners like China and Russia starts to unravel. It will be one thing if the Iranians renege if they cheat, then deals off. We not only resume the freeze, we add sanctions. But I don’t think we should take steps that aren’t necessary right now. The Iranians know, and if they don’t know, they’re stupid, and they’re not stupid, that the minute they renege, sanctions are coming flying out of the Congress.”You can watch the full segment below:Why the North Koreans hold Merrill Newman: “It may be as a North Koreans have said that, you know, part of a personal pique they found out about his war record and they pulled him off the plane. It may have something to do with Iran with the fact that North Korea is the not the focus of attention right now. They often will grab people to gain attention to get a world leader come and rescue them from North Korea. It may have something to do with the internal fight going on, the purge of Mr. Jang, the uncle of Kim Jong-Un. So, it may be purely internal North Korean politics. It may be a shout to the rest of the world that we want you to pay attention to us again and our nuclear program or it may be simply confined to something Mr. Newman said that caused him to be taken off the plane.”Are we safer today: “I think we are. And I was surprised when I have to say by the reaction we got from both our chairs last week. I think vis-à-vis the kind of attack we had on 9/11, we are much safer than we were. We have seriously degraded the core of al Qaeda, their ability to organize that kind of a massive attack. It’s true there’s a proliferation of the spinoffs of these low level attacks, plans of these lone wolves like we saw in Boston. They’re still very threatening. But I think we are safer from the big attacks. We do see, you know, continued risk of these smaller attacks. And we see increased instability and Syria right now is ground zero. I think we are better at it now than we have ever been. But we’re never going to be 100 percent safe. And the kind of magnet that Syria has become with people flocking to Syria to join the jihad and who may come back is going to be a problem we’re going to deal with the next decade.”On Amazon drones: “It’s feasible. I don’t think that’s the primary threat we need to be concerned about. You know, I was watching those drones stories and it kind of struck me as like the Jetsons come to life. It may be nice to get your books from a drone. The thing is that that drone is going to need cameras on it to guide it. And I think people are going to have real privacy problems, even if it’s delivering something you want, that it is scanning all of our neighborhoods as they’ll be very little privacy left with that kind of a situation. I do have a grave concern that as drone technology proliferates, many other countries are going to will start employing it and employing it with lethal capabilities. And that’s a big problem. It’s something that we need to think about in terms of our own drone program and the precedent we’re setting and what that will mean for China and Russia and others.” 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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School teacher denies indecently assaulting children in Limerick

first_imgA FORMER school teacher has denied 78 counts of indecently assaulting 13 children at a primary school in the Limerick area over a three year period during the late 70s and early 80s.Following a number of days of legal argument, a jury has been sworn in for the trial of the man which is expected to last four weeks at Limerick Circuit Court. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The accused, who can not be named for legal reasons but who has an address in Dublin, was arraigned on all 78 charges and pleaded not guilty during a process that took the court registrar almost half an hour to read. According to the State, the incidents include allegations of forcible kissing, touching of the boys genitals and buttocks both inside and outside their trousers during class. It is also alleged that the incidents are said to have occurred in cloakrooms during a physical eduction class and also in a boiler-room at the school.  The allegations relate to a period at the Limerick school between September 1, 1978 and June 30, 1981.In one of the incidents read out before the court, a pupil was made to stand in a cardboard box in the middle of a hall while he was indecently assaulted.A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn for the trial at Limerick Circuit Court before Judge John Hannon.In his opening address at the trial, prosecution counsel for the State John O’Sullivan said that the accused man is charged with a number of charges but that this does not ease the burden of proof on the prosecution.“These events are alleged to have occurred in the late 70s and early 80s but despite their historic nature the law permits that charges can be brought when there has been such a passage of time.“However, there will be evidence from the alleged injured parties, all 13 of them, and it is the prosecution case that this will be proven beyond reasonable doubt.Mr O’Sullivan said the charges before the court are of indecent assault, “namely the unlawful touching of boys that was indecent in the eyes of the community”.“At the times pertinent, it is the State’s case that the accused was a teacher in the school and that he indecently assaulted some of the children in his charge and in the nature described.Mr O’Sullivan said that case will follow time-spans which equate to the educational school year.“They were subjected to certain acts during the school year. The teacher touched them indecently as he was in a dominant position. He preyed upon the boys in the classes for his own sexual gratification and they submitted to what was going on.The jury was told that the case was not about generalities, but the specifics of the evidence.“Credibility is going to be at the heart of this case”, Mr O’Sullivan added as he asked to jury to consider that the passage of time does not dilute the credibility of the witnesses. The trial before Judge John Hannon will begin to hear evidence next Tuesday morning. Facebook Advertisement Email NewsBreaking newsSchool teacher denies indecently assaulting children in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 6, 2015 722 WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Print Previous articleRugby – World Cup stars return for Munster clash in EdinburghNext articleSoccer – “We have belief in ourselves” – LFC’s Martin Russell Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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RDS Has Just Completed a Seed Funding Round of 3 Million Euros for the…

first_img Facebook RDS Has Just Completed a Seed Funding Round of 3 Million Euros for the First Clinical Trials of The MultiSense® Connected Sensor Patch Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twitter STRASBOURG, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– With over 60 million surgeries carried out under anesthesia in Europe and the United States each year, RDS has developed a connected strip that facilitates the monitoring of patients at risk of post-surgical complications. MultiSense® is a connected strip developed by RDS in Strasbourg, France. This strip is equipped with five sensors (respiration, skin temperature, electrocardiogram, photoplethysmography, and accelerometer) which provide real-time medical-grade readings for a dozen cardio-respiratory vital signs. When this device becomes commercially available, it will facilitate safer monitoring of patients at risk of post-operational complications. This will accelerate the return of patients to their homes while benefitting from hospital-grade monitoring. The strip is attached to the torso of the patient, who is also given a smartphone connected to the device via Bluetooth. This allows doctors and nurses to constantly view the patient’s vital signs through a dedicated web app. The medical team can then monitor any change in the measured parameters in real time, 24 hours a day. The strip is light, flexible and comfortable, water-resistant (if not completely immersed), and has a battery life of five days or more thanks to a small integrated battery that can be replaced if needed. In partnership with IHU Strasbourg, RDS received permission from ANSM (a French national agency responsible for assessing the health risks of medical products and devices) to carry out the first clinical trials before marketing the device. RDS has just completed a seed funding round totaling three million euros, involving private and institutional investors from Europe, the USA, and Asia. Almost one million euros in non-dilutive public funding was also secured with the support of Bpifrance and Région Grand Est, accelerated by the selection of RDS in July 2020 as a winner of the prestigious national i-Lab competition. RDS also benefits from the support from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, through the Defense Innovation Agency, as part of the call for tenders launched in March 2020 for innovative solutions to combat COVID-19. The MultiSense® strip is a promising tool for monitoring patients at risk of respiratory distress. This marks the conclusion of this first strategic cycle, with the transfer of this project, initially begun in Palo Alto (USA), to France along with the collaboration of the IHU Strasbourg and IRCAD. RDS is one of the Territoires de Santé de Demain (TSD) projects in the Eurometropole of Strasbourg, the purpose of which is to support the development of innovative preventive, community health, and treatment solutions for the most at-risk patients. About RDS RDS was founded in February 2020 to develop connected and predictive next-generation ambulatory medical devices to facilitate the safe monitoring of at-risk patients. These solutions are the fruit of years of research by Dr. Sam Eletr, who is behind numerous entrepreneurial successes in the life sciences field in both the United States and Europe. RDS is supported by a multidisciplinary team based in Strasbourg (France) and Palo Alto (California, USA), and is headed by Elie Lobel, former chief executive of Orange Healthcare. The company is incubated at SEMIA (a Région Grand Est incubator of excellence), is a member of the BioValley France health competitiveness cluster, and benefits from the support of Région Grand Est, Strasbourg Eurometropole, IHU Strasbourg, IRCAD, the French Ministry of Research, the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, and Bpifrance. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005515/en/ CONTACT: PRESS CONTACT: Adelise Foucault:[email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FRANCE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SCIENCE CARDIOLOGY SOFTWARE RESEARCH HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES INFECTIOUS DISEASES TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: RDS Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:41 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:41 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005515/en TAGS  Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Previous articleHome Automation System Markets: Lighting Control, Security & Access Control, HVAC Control, Entertainment – Global Forecast to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Market Report 2020: Market to Reach $30.1 Billion by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $6.8 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 3.6% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Police in Derry say device ‘could have killed’

first_img Google+ By News Highland – October 14, 2014 Pinterest Previous articleTwo 19-year-olds charged over Derry knife shop raidNext articleO’Rourke to stay with Monaghan for another three seasons News Highland Twitter Police in Derry say device ‘could have killed’ Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Police in Derry have said that a device found during a security alert in the city was ‘capable of killing.’Up to 30 homes were evacuated in Ballyarnett last night but residents have now been allowed to return while a police investigation continues.Police have thanked the residents of Ballyarnett village for their “understanding and patience”.Local Cllr Brian Tierney, who was in the area last night, says the alert caused considerable distress:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/tier.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

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