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Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here comes the rain: Expert tips for wet weather driving

first_img TAGSRainy Weather DrivingTire Rack Previous articleOrange County Animal Services Receives Outstanding Agency AwardNext articleThe history of April Fool’s Day (or is it fake history?) Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The prediction of rainy weather coming to Apopka this weekend has cancelled one event, and moved another indoors. With that in mind, here are a few tips on driving in inclement weather.Drive safe Apopka.When it comes to driving in the rain, windshield wipers, headlights and brakes will only get you so far. More than 1 million car crashes occur each year as a result of weather conditions, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Most of them have to do with wet roadways, and many of them could likely be prevented by the right set of tires.As El Nino looms in the West, and the inevitable April showers approach elsewhere, drivers across the United States should turn their attention to the rubber that meets the proverbial – and also very literal – wet road.Nearly a quarter of all car crashes are caused by weather, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Of those, nearly three quarters can be attributed to wet pavement. When roadways are slick, dangers such as skidding and hydroplaning quickly become concerns. Tires can be the best defense against such hazards, as a healthy, reliable set of tires will give your vehicle the traction it needs to safely stop and corner on slick roadways. Before the tires can do their job, drivers will need to take a few steps of their own.Before you hit the road, know what to look for on your tires.Tire tread helps to channel rainwater safely between your tires and the road – but only if there’s enough tread available to do so. When new, tire tread runs 9/32 of an inch deep. Tires are legally worn out with just 2/32 of an inch of tread remaining, but this doesn’t leave enough depth in wet conditions.Tire Rack, America’s largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, makes an even safer recommendation. “When rain is a concern, as it will be for much of the U.S. throughout the spring, drivers should replace their tires when they reach 4/32 of an inch of remaining tread depth,” says Woody Rogers, product information specialist at Tire Rack. “By the time you reach 2/32 of an inch, your tires won’t have enough tread to avoid hydroplaning.” To make sure that your tread is deep enough to keep your tires firmly rooted on the surface of the road, Tire Rack recommends a simple quarter test. Place a quarter upside down into the grooves on your tires. If some part of George Washington’s head is covered by tread, then you have at least 4/32 of an inch left. “The difference between 2/32 of an inch and 4/32 is admittedly very small,” Rogers says, “but the impact on safety is quite large.”If hydroplaning occurs, coast carefully.Hydroplaning happens when water on a roadway and vehicle speed combine to cause one or more of your tires to lift from the surface of the road. When this happens, the vehicle’s steering wheel will likely jerk, and the vehicle could pull abruptly toward the puddle.“Slowing down in rainy conditions is always a good idea, but it may not be enough for the surprise waiting up ahead. Having the appropriate tread depth is a must for preventing hydroplaning,” Rogers says. “If you do hydroplane, grasp the steering wheel firmly and avoid slamming on the brakes. Braking could end up worsening the skid, causing you to lose even more control of the vehicle.”Driving in the rain is never fun, but with the right tires, it can at least be safer. When the rubber meets the road, make sure it’s up for the job. Tire Rack offers more expert tips and finds the right tires for your vehicle at www.tirerack.com. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

City Council extinguishes marijuana law

first_img Anyway I don’t think anyone can buy the lake unless they owned all the way around it, and still I don’t think it could be sold. Dumbest thought ever! Please enter your comment! Adopts moratorium until after Election Day voteThe Apopka medical marijuana ordinance just burned out, but it could be fired-up again next summer.The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 Wednesday to enact a moratorium on dispensing medical marijuana, which would last through May 31st of 2017 and will allow them to respond if Florida voters approve a referendum to expand the use of medical marijuana on Election Day November 8th. If it passes, it would require the state Department of Health to adopt new medical-marijuana cultivation and distribution rules within six months. The moratorium gives the Council the option to review updated health regulations and alter city laws, if it becomes necessary.The final vote on the proposed moratorium is November 16th.According to the City Agenda, on May 6th, 2015 the City Council adopted the ordinance that established regulations for the cultivation of cannabis and the processing, and dispensing of medical marijuana within the City of Apopka through adoption of the current medical marijuana ordinance occurred in reaction to Florida government enacting the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which became effective on January 1st, 2015.But on November 8th, Florida voters will decide whether medical marijuana laws and administrative rules should be changed to expand applications for medical use of marijuana. The proposed 2016 constitutional amendment addresses three components: (1) Physician certification, (2) Patient and caregiver identification cards, and (3) Medical Marijuana Treatment Center registration and regulation.As the new DOH rules may not be known until as late as June 2017, City Staff had concerns about how the new regulations may regulate the dispensing of medical marijuana within the community. These regulations could allow dispensing at locations that could place potential detrimental impacts on nearby residential neighborhoods, schools, religious facilities, and the community in general based on observations from practices within other states.Also, the new rules for dispensing may affect the ability of Apopka law enforcement to adequately respond to any associated problems generated from medical businesses dispensing medical cannabis. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia November 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm November 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm November 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm Mama Mia Next they will want to hunt the gators out there just like at Lake Griffin, Lake George, and Lake Jessup. All because someone spotted a whole bunch of them hanging out around the pump house. Reply Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply Mama Mia You know what I think??? I think someone must already be inhaling weed……I read today’s Apopka Chief about where the COA is planning on spending $ 47.05 million on a recreation center on Lake Apopka, and here is the best part……a quote from Lake Co. Commissioner, Leslie Campione, ” I think it is fabulous, as we, on the Lake Co. side, have a vested interest in all of this coming together,” she said, “I always felt that the only way the lake would be cleaned up is if the City of Apopka owned it and took full ownership in making this a reality.” The stupidest idea to date……what do they want to do…..buy the lake????? Sock endless money into something that will never, ever be safe, as those pesticides are there forever in our lifetime, and don’t break down!!!!!!! Let her buy the lake and pay to clean it up!!!! Plus all of the lawsuits from people who have health problems from the lake and surrounding farmlands, that will be filed. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 forbidden flower 6 COMMENTS Mama Mia If I am not mistaken when this was first brought up at the city council, it was my understanding that the nurseries where they grow it, would also process it, and it would be sold right there on site at the nurseries, with the nurseries being the dispensary also. The state has played around so much with this. Either do it or not. Enough already. I could live without it, but as I have said before, if it helps someone with pain or suffering, then why deny anyone something that could give them medical relief. It doesn’t matter if there is a moratorium or not in Apopka, because if someone wants it, needs it, and they are allowed to get it, they will find another city in Florida to get it at. They showed a lady on tv that has another product that is natural, a tree, and she has been in business since 1980, and she grows these trees called neem, and it has all kinds of medical uses to help people. The leaves look very much like the leaves of a chinaberry tree. She boxes the leaves up in boxes and ships them right from her tree farm. The neem tree has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, and even has a naturally occurring bug repellent within the plant and it was NOT genetically modified that way, it is naturally occurring. It is a well known plant in India. She sells online, and there is also an oil available made from the compressed leaves. The bark is sold also to chew on. Mama Mia I have been reading more on the tree neem and I must inform pregnant women to definitely NOT USE NEEM WHILE YOU ARE PREGNANT, as it can cause miscarriages! That is scary stuff, so I thought I would let you know! You can read all about it’s other wonderful properties as a natural medicine, but not if you are pregnant!! Don’t even consider it if you are pregnant! November 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka City CouncilElection DayMedical Marijuana Previous articleFormer Blue Darter wins awardNext articleChicago Cubs Win the World Series Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Reply November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm Just wait until the first pythons are discovered out there! Apopka Glades you bet! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Charity bond raises £27m for housing development

first_imgCharity bond raises £27m for housing development Tagged with: Finance social finance Photo: Green Monopoly houses by Sai Yeung Chan on Shutterstock.com A retail charity bond offer has closed after hitting its target of £27 million earlier than expected. The funds will be used by Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association for its housing development programme, providing affordable homes across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.The charitable association, which manages over 4,400 homes, as well as providing housing and support to vulnerable people,  expected the bond offer to run from 31 March to 27 April. Instead they were able to close it on 17 April.Half of bond investors are individualsThe bonds pay a fixed rate of interest of 4.4% a year and are expected to mature in 2025.Eight institutional investors provided around £13.5 million, with the other half coming from individual retail investors.Retail Charity BondsThis is the second bond to be issued through the Retail Charity Bonds platform created by Allia, the charity that specialises in developing social investment opportunities, in association with global investment bank Canaccord Genuity.Tim Jones, Chief Executive of Allia, said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 April 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “Once again we are pleased to see such a strong interest from investors in this opportunity to invest for financial return and a positive social impact. This bond means that Hightown will be able to build much-needed housing and provide even more support in its local community.”  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily

first_img UgandaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information News Speaking on International Women’s Day (8 March), the country’s president for the past 34 years said he was bringing a legal action against the Daily Monitor for reporting that the Wall Street Journal had said his “inner circle” was given Chinese-made vaccines against Covid-19 ahead of other people in Uganda.“Monitor, I’m going to make you bankrupt,” Museveni said, adding that he would go ahead with the threatened lawsuit unless the newspaper’s journalists “apologise and lie down and say sorry, sorry.”When reached by RSF, one the Daily Monitor’s editors confirmed that the president’s lawyers have written to the newspaper to notify it of their client’s intention to bring a legal action against the paper.“The threats against this newspaper are dangerous and unworthy of a head of state,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “These comments are all the more worrying for being made in a very agitated post-election context in which media and journalists have not been spared.”Museveni was reelected for a sixth term in January after an election campaign marked by many cases of violence and intense harassment of the media. RSF has registered nearly 40 attacks against journalists since last November, including 21 physical attacks and eight arrests.The president often lambasts and threatens independent media and his favourite targets include the Daily Monitor, which he frequently calls an enemy of the state. In 2018, he described the newspaper as “evil” and threatened to “do something about it” if its journalists kept criticising Uganda’s growing debt.RSF has learned that the Daily Monitor’s leading shareholder has also been harassed and threatened, and has been told that some of his other business interests could be in danger if the newspaper’s editorial line does not change.Uganda has fallen 28 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2015 and is now ranked 125th out of 180 countries. News News Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Sumy SADRUNI / AFP UgandaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Follow the news on Uganda Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading dailycenter_img June 4, 2021 Find out more Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s threat to bankrupt his country’s leading daily newspaper by means of a lawsuit is unworthy of a head of state, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says, calling on him to respect press freedom in Uganda. Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges to go further News Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Ugandan media regulator’s ultimatum to journalists December 17, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Face Covering Mandates Set for L.A. County Businesses Wednesday

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Beginning Wednesday, Los Angeles County businesses that are permitted to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic will be required to provide employees with cloth face coverings, and customers who patronize the businesses must also wear them.Under the guidelines that were announced Friday, “essential” businesses must also publicly post a “social distancing protocol” explaining how the business is assuring that social distancing requirements are being met, regular cleaning is being done and sanitizing equipment is being made available.The order from the county health officer requires businesses to provide “cloth face coverings to employees and contracted workers whose duties require close contact — within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more — with other employees and/or the public.”Businesses must also require “that members of the public who enter the facility wear a face covering during their time in the facility.”The city of Los Angeles and some other municipalities had previously issued orders requiring customers and employees of grocery stores and take-out restaurants to wear face coverings.The social-distancing requirements of the updated county order requires that — as part of “social distancing” — residents wear “a cloth face covering while out in public when in contact with others, not including members of a single household or living unit.”The Department of Public Health’s guidance on face coverings asks that people wear a covering over their nose and mouth “when you must be in public for essential activities, such as shopping at the grocery store.” It also sates, “Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces.”Health officials noted that wearing a face covering does not eliminated the need to maintain a six-foot buffer from others.center_img More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Face Covering Mandates Set for L.A. County Businesses Wednesday CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 4:38 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News last_img read more

Tears for Chloe Kinsella

first_imgEmail Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Facebook By KATHRYN HAYESTHERE were tearful scenes as hundreds of mourners, mostly teenage girls gathered in Limerick last Sunday night for the removal of tragic Chloe Kinsella, whose body was recovered from the river Shannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Most of those crowded outside Crosses funeral home on Lower Gerald Griffin Street had taken part in the six day search for the popular 15- year-old who went missing from her home over a week ago.Divers from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue recovered Chloe’s body from the river just a short distance from her home in Kenyon Avenue, Kileely last Friday.Gardai are not treating her death as suspicious.Scores of teenage girls mostly wearing pink walked the sorrowful journey, behind the funeral cortege to St Munchin’s Church in Thomondgate led by Chloe’s heartbroken parents Shirley and Kevin.“The girls all decided to wear pink for Chloe,” said one mourner.The 15-year-old’s love of fashion and make up was incapsulated in many of the floral tributes adorning her large white casket.Personal tributes including a make up kit, a floral wreath incorporating a smartphone, and a life sized poster of the boy band One Direction were also in the cortege.Among the largest floral tributes resting against the casket was a collage of photographs of Chloe and her friends with a message ‘Best Friends Forever’.The youngest daughter in a family of nine children this is not the first time that tragedy has visited the Kinsella family.In 2004 Chloe’s younger sister Sophie died from a heart illness aged just four.Shortly after Chloe’s body was found her Uncle Matthew Franklin issued a heartfelt plea to all young people to respect life and seek help if they need it.Mr Franklin is due to speak on behalf of the Kinsella’s family at today’s funeral mass at St Munchin’s Church.The chief celebrant Reverend Pat Seaver is also expected to direct his sermon towards young mourners in particular Chloe’s class mates from fifth year in St Nessan’s School and her many friends from the locality.Meanwhile, Limerick TD Willie O’Dea who was also among the mourners has called on the government to “focus on suicide…as a matter of urgency”.Deputy O’Dea also criticised his own party on its record on mental health.“I tell you the last government should equally be criticised with the present government. Both governments spent money on mental health, but I think they spent it in the wrong way. They spent it with the wrong focus.”“It’s an absolute disgrace, that we are spending so much money and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse.”He added: “Too many young families have been bereaved (by suicide). I’ve attended too may funerals like this. I’ve sympathised with too many families, like the unfortunate family inside there (funeral home) with their fifteen-year old daughter in there in a coffin. I’m not sure that money is being spent the best way possible.”Deputy O’Dea called for a more direct way of getting funding to groups helping vulnerable people without the money being “swallowed up in administration”. Twitter TAGSchloe KinsellafeaturedMusic Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleKiller and rapist jailed for laneway robberyNext articleLimerick County Hurling Final Action admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityLocal NewsTears for Chloe KinsellaBy admin – October 7, 2013 777 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Printlast_img read more

Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by…

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Gardaí discovered a gun during a search of the man’s city-centre apartment, after they received intelligence that buildings had been damaged by gunfire three weeks ago.A licensed rifle was seized during the search, and the firearm is being forensically examined by Garda ballistics officers at Garda Headquarters, in Dublin.Gardaí were alerted after a refrigeration unit, located on the roof of a building, which is used to cool food produce in a city-centre store was allegedly damaged by gunfire.Acting on information gardai obtained a search warrant and searched an apartment in the city, arrested a male occupant, and recovered the licensed gun.One strong line of enquiry being examined is that the man was firing out of his apartment window at birds.Gardaí do not suspect properties in the area were specifically targeted.Using a cherry picker, Gardaí examined the facades and rooftops of a number of properties in the Cecil Street, Catherine Street, and Roche’s Street areas, last Wednesday, May 6, as part of the ongoing investigation.A source at a commercial premises, which is based at one of the buildings believed to have been damaged, said they were aware of a Garda investigation into reports of shots being fired in the area.Gardaí have carried out painstaking forensic work on the case and are hopeful of bringing charges, said a reliable Garda source: “There is a lot of ballistics work involved and this will play a big part in the investigation.”When contacted about the matter, a garda spokesman confirmed that “Gardaí carried out a search at an apartment in Limerick City on the 14th April 2020 where they seized a licensed firearm”.The spokesman said, “Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his late 30s, in connection with the discharge of a firearm in Limerick City which caused damage to property”.“He was detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.” TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeLimerick City Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLISTEN: Aherne Reflects on Great Time with Aisling AnnacottyNext articleRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland call for pub outdoor areas to become non-smoking zones David Raleigh Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers center_img Print Facebook The arrested man was released without charge pending the preparation of a Garda file to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfireBy David Raleigh – May 11, 2020 1172 A man was arrested and questioned by Gardaí after a number of buildings in Limerick city centre were allegedly damaged by gunfire. Emaillast_img read more

How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers? Related Articles What did American consumers learn about credit and finances following the housing-market collapse and ensuing economic crisis, and have lessons from the late aughts carried over to today’s pandemic and post-pandemic environment?Researchers at WalletHub wondered, “How much have we learned from past mistakes, and what are we doing to help future generations avoid repeating them?”Then they analyzed financial-education programs and consumer habits—combined with the results of their proprietary WalletLiteracy Survey—in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to find the answer.The unsettling conclusion: “Not enough.””We ended 2020 with close to $1 trillion in total credit-card debt, even after record-breaking paydowns due to the COVID-19 stimulus,” WalletHub Managing Editor John S Kiernan said. “Our mountain of debt is unsurprising, considering that less than half of adults actually have a budget. It’s clear that better financial education is necessary to try to turn this trend around. The problems aren’t as pronounced in every state, though; some are more responsible than others.”Here’s how each state fared (hover over the state to see its rank):Source: WalletHubVirginia, Utah, Colorado, New Hampshire, and New Jersey topped the list of most financially literate states in the country.The researchers went on to break down the rankings while taking into consideration factors including gender, race, income, marital status, education level, and age. All of those scores are viewable at WalletHub.com/edu.The study also showed how financial literacy correlates with credit scores, also by state. Share Save Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Optimism Fuels Housing Market Sentiment Next: Some Things Are Better in Bulk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Source: WalletHubThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) last year published a report on financial literacy and homeownership, which showed that financial literacy is an important determinant of homeownership because it affects savings behavior.”If parents do not teach the right values and skills, we can see some of the reasons why it is difficult for adult children to make strides in making sound financial decisions, including purchasing a home,” noted Research Data Specialist Michael Hyman.That research, available at NAR.realtor/blogs, examines financial literacy indicators and how a low level of financial literacy could contribute to the wealth gap, the variation in homeownership among ethnic groups, and the importance of financial literacy in addressing these issues.Experts weighing in on WalletHub’s study discussed, among other things, the correct balance between expecting consumers to educate themselves versus regulating financial service providers.Business professor John Colletti said that while “self-empowerment gained from one’s financial understandings is invaluable,” regulation is necessary “due to unscrupulous business practices” and to assist those “lacking solid financial knowledge.”Jennifer Bethel and Robin Kahn, faculty members and facilitators of a financial literacy project at Babson College, point out that the consumer finance landscape is far more complicated today than it was even 30 years ago.”Regulating financial service providers to fully and fairly disclose information about financial products is an essential first step, but it does not address the broader education issue,” wrote Bethel and Kahn in a co-response to the study’s findings. “Consumers, each of whom is making critical financial decisions, have different needs concerning education and the need for protection. A concerted education campaign is an important second step.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-04-07 Christina Hughes Babb April 7, 2021 6,650 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Carers’ Week survey shows there are nearly 7,500 carers in Donegal

first_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Twitter Carers’ Week survey shows there are nearly 7,500 carers in Donegal Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The majority of carers in this country say other family members are their most important source of help.Recent Central Statistics Office figures show that there are currently 7, 433 Carers working in Donegal, a full 4% of the county’s population.Of those, 28% are providing unpaid care for 43 or more hours per week.Care Alliance Ireland which provides support for family carers is hoping that Carers’ Week, which begins today, will reiterate the importance of providing adequate back-up at a time when the 19 per cent cut to the respite care grant looms.Care Alliance Spokesperson Liam O Sullivan says it’s an important week………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/carer830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Newscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – June 10, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleUpdate – St Eunan’s College principal says department is committed to extensionNext articlePossible human remains found on Magheragallon beach News Highland Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more