United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Pew study says local TV news viewing dropping fast

first_imgAs you might expect, TV news generally attracts mostly older audiences. More than half of the people surveyed who are 65 and older said they watch local, network and cable TV news. But drop below that age, even to the 50- to 64-year-old bracket and viewership drops way off.The study says only a fourth of college-educated Americans watch local TV news regularly compared with nearly half of Americans who have a high school level or less education. Women watch local news more than men, and non-whites told the Pew researchers they watch local TV news more than whites.These series of charts tell the story: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSLocal TV News Previous articleDemings slams offshore oil drilling expansion proposalNext articleHow valuable are you? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BY AL TOMPKINS Until now, local TV news viewership has been declining slowly.  But a new Pew research study shows that from 2016 to 2017, the decline picked up speed.Pew’s associate director of journalism research, Katerina Eva Matsa, reported:“Americans are relying less on television for their news. Just 50% of U.S. adults now get news regularly from television, down from 57% a year prior in early 2016. But that audience drain varies across the three television sectors: local, network and cable. Local TV has experienced the greatest decline but still garners the largest audience of the three, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.” Please enter your name here The study was conducted Aug. 8-21, 2017, and included 4,971 respondents. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, so the change in local news viewing habits is significantly higher than the margin of error.Matsa told Poynter, “One of the issues we have documented throughout our past three years of research is that younger people are turning less to local TV news. They turn to online. It has been gradual year to year.” But a one-year nine-point drop is a significant drop. Matsa says it will take more years of trend data to make sense of why viewers are moving away from TV news. But Matsa says this survey does track along with similar findings from Nielsen.Matsa added, “What we have seen is how the gap in online and TV news consumption is closing too.”She says television consumption is still leading online news consumption by about seven percent. The rise in the percent of people turning to online news is due to older Americans turning to online in increasing numbers. Pew’s study also showed a jump in the number of non-whites and less-educated news consumers getting more of their news from online news sources.The Pew study showed while all age-groups saw some drop in television news viewership in 2017, the biggest drops were in the 30- to 49-year-old audience. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. He has taught thousands of journalists, journalism students, and educators in newsrooms around the world.center_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

LVSTC latest European funding newsletter

first_img Howard Lake | 23 January 2002 | News The London Voluntary Sector Training Forum has published the latest (December) issue of its London Euroscene newsletter on its Web site.The London Voluntary Sector Training Forum has published the latest (December) issue of its London Euroscene newsletter on its Web site. The newsletter aims to keep the voluntary sector up-to-date on European funding and the relevant European, national and regional strategies and policies which underpin that funding.Visit LVSTC’s Euroscene. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.center_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis LVSTC latest European funding newsletterlast_img read more

Justice for Tamir Rice!

first_imgTamir RiceDec. 8 — With the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, Cleveland has become, like Ferguson and Staten Island, a particular place associated with a widespread systemic problem. The news of young Rice’s murder came out near the time of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson.In Cleveland, mass anger at the police erupted with the Ferguson announcement, with 500 mostly young protesters blocking traffic on Public Square and then on the interstate highway. For two weeks in a row Monday night marches on City Hall have been followed by demonstrations inside City Council chambers.Rice was killed in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon, in a park across from the city’s Cudell Recreation Center. The Cleveland Division of Police had received a call that a male was brandishing a gun in the park. The caller stated, in information reportedly not relayed to the officers called to the scene, that the gun might be fake and the individual was likely a juvenile.Police tried to suppress the surveillance camera footage “out of respect for the family,” but Rice’s parents wanted it seen. Now the facts are widely known. Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback drove up to Rice and before Garmback even stopped the car, Loehmann exited the vehicle and immediately fired two shots into the youth. The “gun” — a toy replica that shoots plastic pellets — was in the holster; Rice posed no threat to anyone. But once again, the CDP’s “pattern or practice” of excessive brutality sent a sixth-grader to an early grave.It has since come to public light that Loehmann, a CDP rookie, had been forced to resign while working in the suburb of Independence, Ohio, because of his use of deadly force.Report: Excessive brutality in ClevelandPolice and elected officials are feeling the heat, not only over Rice’s murder but also that of Tanisha Anderson earlier in November. Her family called 911 three times for medical assistance related to Tanisha’s mental health, asking for an ambulance. Instead, police came and implemented a “takedown” maneuver, forcing Tanisha to the ground. She stopped breathing and was left outside in the cold until the ambulance arrived, at which point she was pronounced dead.Rice’s killing was one week shy of the second anniversary of the killing of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. Over 100 police chased the two from the west side of Cleveland to the east side suburb of East Cleveland — outside their jurisdiction — while firing at the vehicle Russell was driving. Once they had the car stopped and surrounded, the cops fired 137 shots into the car, killing the unarmed pair. Police claimed they heard gunfire from the vehicle, but in fact the noise was the engine backfiring.This double murder prompted the federal Department of Justice to conduct a 21-month investigation of the CDP. While Rice’s parents were burying their son, the DOJ released its scathing report, which has been widely reported. A key shortfall of the report is that it makes no mention of the racist nature of these and other killings of African-American residents. What is crystal clear, however, is that this is not a case of a few bad apples on the force.The investigation uncovered a pattern of “unnecessary and excessive use of deadly force, including shootings and head strikes with impact weapons; the unnecessary, excessive, or retaliatory use of less lethal force, including tasers, chemical spray and fists; excessive force against persons who are mentally ill or in crisis, including cases where the officers were called exclusively for a welfare check; and the employment of poor and dangerous tactics that place officers in situations where avoidable force becomes inevitable and places officers and civilians at unnecessary risks.” The numerous cases of excessive force were deemed “in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution” which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure.The few cases cited in the report are presented as typical rather than exceptional.  They include firing shots at fleeing suspects in moving vehicles and shooting at a crime victim fleeing a house where he had been held, as well as several cases where suspects were punched, tasered and pepper-sprayed even after being handcuffed. The report revealed culpability throughout the CDP; the pattern went all the way up the food chain, from officers to supervisors to the various investigatory bodies. The mayor-appointed civilian review board was deemed ineffective and even complicit.Organizers demand accountabilityThe organizers of the recent protests are demanding that the CDP’s Internal Affairs Department and all of its bogus investigatory bodies, along with the current civilian review board, be disbanded. They want a new, elected review board. They want Loehmann and Garmback fired along with Safety Director Mike McGrath. They want the killers of Tamir and Tanisha indicted. They want what the DOJ found systematically lacking: accountability.Young activists have organized themselves as the New Abolitionist Association. They are working in coalition with Peace in the Hood, Black on Black Crime Inc., Imperial Women, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Workers World Party, the International Socialist Organization, the Guide to Kulchur Bookstore and others.The new movement in Cleveland is “mostly young people, college age,” Donnie Pastard, a longtime Cleveland activist and member of the Carl Stokes Brigade, told Workers World. Her group is named for the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. “There is a new spirit of protest,” said Pastard.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Transition to distance learning poses challenges to nursing program

first_imgFacebook Facebook Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Shannon Murphy is a journalism and political science double major from San Jose, California. Outside the classroom she enjoys traveling, drinking coffee, and reading about politics or history. TCU faculty talk about managing a hybrid classroom Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Frog Camp provides familiar experience for first-year students TCU employee dies of complications related to COVID-19 Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/center_img Shannon Murphy Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printA major component of the nursing program at TCU lies in the hands-on experience students gain through working in area hospitals and simulation labs on campus.The switch to distance learning has temporarily taken these experiences away and is forcing the program to come up with innovative solutions in its absence. TCU’s Associate Dean for Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia, Dr. Suzy Lockwood, said that she is confident in the online resources that TCU has been able to access and further develop. “Students are completing on-folding case studies, virtual case studies and scenarios in addition to meeting synchrony with their clinical faculty to explore clinical scenarios and events,” she said. Lockwood said the programs were acquired without any additional cost for the students.Nikki Zavesky, a junior nursing student, dislikes the transition to distance learning because it’s given her less real-world experience. “I feel like I will be less prepared overall for my upcoming semesters now that I have missed so many hours in the hospital and interacting with real patients,” she said. The department has incorporated online instructional aids for health assessment training that they did not employ before the switch to distance learning. Jillian Zane, another nursing student, said that this new clinical format allows them to analyze a new patient scenario every week and exposes them to a variety of situations that they might encounter during real rotations. Jillian Zane, on the right, at TCU’s White Coat Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Jillian Zane. Lockwood said that the nursing program is continuing to brainstorm and plan to ensure that nursing students feel well-prepared to safely engage in hands-on patient care when they are able to return to campus.“Nothing can fully replace those ‘real-life’ experiences, but I am very excited about the innovation and creativity our faculty/staff have engaged in, given our strong commitment to student success in clinical and ultimately as a professional registered nurse,” Lockwood said. Zane believes that TCU’s nursing program has done an excellent job teaching the assessments and procedures so far. “It is up to us as students to not let our skills get away from us,” she said. “It might take a little bit of adjusting and reviewing for returning students to get back into ‘clinical mode,’ but we are eager and will be ready when it is time to return.” Other students talked about their worries about the lack of hands-on experience they are gaining during distance learning. During on-campus learning, a simulation lab in the Annie Richardson Bass Building is equipped to look like a hospital room. Students can perform physical assessments, give safety checks and administer medications on manikin patients.TCU’s simulation lab in the Annie Richardson Bass Building. Photo by TCU360.“The manikin would talk back to us and at times throw something out of the ordinary at us, so we had to always think on our feet,” said Isabell Collins, senior nursing student. “Now that everything’s online we still study the three case studies, but only discuss the one that we are assigned in our Zoom meetings.” Isabel Collins, on the right, at TCU’s White Coat Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Isabel Collins.Nursing students are also assigned to follow and observe nurses at area hospitals as part of their clinical training.“We follow the nurses around and practice giving medications, perform different skills on their patients and do assessments and documentation,” said Zavesky. “We usually do this for 6-7 hours and then meet back up with our professor and classmates to talk about what we did for that day.” The nursing program has been ranked No. 1 out of 22 colleges in the state for the last two years, according to College Factual. There are over 2,000 undergraduates enrolled in TCU’s Harris College of Nursing and Health Science as of the Fall 2019 and 700 students in the nursing program, according to TCU’s Fact Book. Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ Twitter Students concerned about mask compliance inside TCU’s library + posts Previous articleHoroscope: April 6, 2020Next articleHoroscope: April 7, 2020 Shannon Murphy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Online smear campaign against Samia Al-Aghbari,Bushra al-Maqtari and Tawakkol Karman

first_imgNews April 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online smear campaign against Samia Al-Aghbari,Bushra al-Maqtari and Tawakkol Karman The journalists and activists Samia Al-Aghbari, Bushra al-Maqtari and Tawakkol Karman were the targets of an online smear campaign. RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Supreme court blocks bid by Tamil Nadu state government to jail journalists

first_img News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Receive email alerts Organisation RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court’s suspension of orders by the Tamil Nadu state assembly to arrest the publisher, two senior editors and two journalists of the national daily paper The Hindu to serve 15 days in prison for “breach of privilege” after the paper criticised the arrest of a government opponent and harassment of independent media.”The court’s decision on 10 November strikes down a serious threat to press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By attacking The Hindu, the state authorities are trying to take revenge on a paper that refuses to stay silent about the deterioration of civil liberties in the southeast Indian state. Once again, the state government’s actions towards the media are in blatant violation of the Indian national constitution which protects freedom of expression.”Publisher S. Rangarajan, executive editor Malini Parthasarathy, editor N. Ravi, Madras bureau chief V. Jayanth and correspondent Radha Venkatesan, were convicted by the state assembly on 7 November of “breach of privilege” for articles that called the policies of chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram repressive. S. Selvam, editor of the Tamil-language Murasoli, which is close to the separatist Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, was given the same sentence for printing a translation of the articles. The same day, about 20 police searched The Hindu’s offices in the Tamil Nadu capital, Madras and journalists fled to escape arrest. The next day, the car of editor-in-chief N. Ram was searched by a group of unidentified men in Bangalore, in neighbouring Karnataka state.Journalists staged a demonstration in Madras on 9 November and several hundred went on hunger-strike in solidarity as the journalists’ appeal was heard by the supreme court. IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News February 23, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific center_img Follow the news on India India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media November 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court blocks bid by Tamil Nadu state government to jail journalists News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 3, 2021 Find out more News to go furtherlast_img read more

HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 29, 2021 855 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily When President Joe Biden took office 100 or so days ago he was met with enthusiasm by many major trade associations serving the mortgage, housing, and financial services industries as he laid out some major relevant promises and proposals.To lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Biden tapped former Ohio Representative Marcia L. Fudge, who vowed to empower America’s most vulnerable citizens when it comes to homeownership, homelessness, and affordable housing.HUD on Thursday published a status report on its first 100 days under the Biden-Kamala Harris administration, during which it says the administration, Secretary Fudge, and HUD “have delivered on urgent housing needs and laid the foundations to tackle longer-term housing challenges.”Here, a few highlights:Related to COVID-19, HUD extended forbearance and foreclosure and eviction moratoria. As we reported, the action received mixed reactions. The department also issued guidance to HUD recipients on how HUD funding can be used to support vaccination efforts, HUD reports.HUD announced a $450 million investment to provide American Rescue Plan funding to Native American communities across the nation. HUD awarded $5 million in ARP funding to address the housing needs of low-income Native Hawaiian families. HUD is assisting the Treasury Department with the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Here, we reported on what the American Rescue Plan might mean for housing.HUD allocated $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to increase affordable housing to address homelessness. Additionally, HUD awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation.Fudge held a conference call last week to discuss those allocations with local leaders.HUD also took steps to allocate $5 billion—roughly 70,000 vouchers—to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. HUD reaffirmed its policy that ensures equal access to homeless services for LGBTQ+ people (more on that, here).To increase affordable housing, HUD allocated $700 million through the Housing Trust Fund to help states produce more affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households.To advance fair housing, one of Secretary Fudge’s primary areas of focus, based on her public talks, HUD announced that it will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD began examining its “disparate impact” and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rules. HUD took steps to implement the President’s executive order on equity.In these actions, leaders acknowledged “the federal government’s legacy of housing discrimination and securing equal access to housing opportunity for all.”When it comes to disaster relief, as we recently reported, HUD just unlocked $14 billion dollars of the more than $20 billion in federal disaster recovery and resilience funding for Puerto Rico. This includes the removal of “onerous restrictions” unique to Puerto Rico. “These actions are the latest in an ongoing whole-of-government approach to support the island’s recovery and renewal,” HUD reported. The department also implemented federal disaster assistance for Texas, in areas affected by the severe winter storm.HUD awarded some $742 million for affordable housing activities in Tribal communities. Additionally, HUD awarded more than $36 million to support public housing and Native American residents in achieving economic and housing stability. HUD says it also has held multiple Tribal consultations to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship.That’s not all, according to HUD’s fact sheet. Read the entire list at HUD.gov. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’ About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’ Previous: Navy Federal, Black Knight Expand Partnership Next: Idaho City Tops List of Emerging Housing Markets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-04-29 Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Man due in court after Garda car rammed in south Donegal

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Man due in court after Garda car rammed in south Donegal Previous articleLetterkenny retains ‘clean’ status in latest IBAL surveyNext article102 Covid-19 patients being treated at LUH News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Homepage BannerNews A man is due in court this morning after a weekend incident in which a Garda car was rammed. The incident happened near Donegal Town yesterday afternoon.Gardaí signalled for a jeep, that appeared to be driving in a dangerous manner, to pull over just after 1.30pm.The vehicle failed to stop and proceeded to drive away from Gardaí.A managed containment pursuit was carried out and during this, one Garda vehicle was struck.The pursuit concluded near the Tullyearl Roundabout when the jeep went off the road.The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 30s, fled from Gardaí when it had come to a stop. The four passengers who had been in the jeep remained at the side of the road.The driver was located in a nearby field a short time later.One Garda was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment of injuries following this incident. These injuries are non-life threatening. The driver of the jeep, and four passengers were uninjured.The four passengers, two women and two men, were arrested at the location and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station. They have all since been released.The driver of the jeep has been charged and will now appear before Donegal Town District Court tomorrow morning, Monday, 25th January 2021.A shot was discharged from a Garda firearm during this incident and as a result, GSOC have been notified of the incident.Investigations ongoing. By News Highland – January 25, 2021 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

A general method for the linear stability analysis of stratified shear flows

first_imgA general method for testing the stability of a stratified, parallel shear flow is presented. The technique allows the routine determination of unstable modes from any high resolution radiosonde data and is a development of the procedure described by Lalas and Einaudi. Stability analyses of several idealized velocity profiles have been performed in order to validate the method. A particularly important feature is the ability to predict marginally unstable modes with more than one critical level; several examples are presented. An example using real radiosonde data is given.last_img read more