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Kenya Commercial Bank ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d stop saving and start buying dividend stocks

first_imgWhy I’d stop saving and start buying dividend stocks Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 Everyone should have some money put aside for a rainy day. However, ultra-low interest rates mean it’s now harder than ever to build a large financial nest egg with savings accounts alone. That’s why it may be better to stop saving and start buying dividend stocks instead. Time to buy dividend stocks Since the beginning of the year, interest rates on savings accounts have plunged. The best easy access account on the market at the moment offers an interest rate of just 1.16%. 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…At this rate of return, it would take a staggering 62 years to double every £100 invested.As such, dividend stocks may be a better alternative. Even though many companies have cut their distributions to investors this year, many blue-chips still offer a dividend.Indeed, the FTSE 100’s average dividend yield still stands at over 4%. Dividend stocks are an excellent alternative to savings accounts because companies generally increase their payouts over time. This provides a level of inflation protection over the long run. For example, FTSE 100 dividend champion Hikma has increased its per share dividend by 100% over the past six years. This suggests that investors who bought the company’s shares in 2014 should be pocketing a yield of nearly 7% on their investment today.The stock has also provided investors with substantial capital gains over the same period, and profits have expanded. Cash savings accounts do not offer the same kind of growth potential. Over the past decade, the stock has returned more than 12.6% per annum. That’s nearly 10 times higher than the best cash savings account on the market today. Hikma is an excellent example of why high-quality dividend stocks may be the better option over cash savings accounts in the long run. There are a handful of other stocks in the FTSE 100 that offer the same qualities as Hikma. These companies all have strong balance sheets, better-than-average profit margins and competitive advantages. Cash is king While dividend stocks could help you build your financial nest egg and retire early, it’s still essential to have some cash reserves for emergencies.A useful guide is to keep around three months’ living expenses in cash at all times. This should be enough to cover any unforeseen shocks, such as loss of income. With this cash reserve in place, buying dividend stocks could help you boost your annual income. They may also help you generate a passive income, leaving more money for saving. This is another way buying dividend stocks could help you retire early. As such, now could be a great time to ditch cash savings accounts and start buying dividend stocks instead. These income plays could help improve your financial situation, and many offer higher levels of income than the top savings accounts on the market today. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleA lot to celebrateNext articleInventory plunge slows as median price continues rising and sales tip downward  Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:A true Apopka legend: Annie Belle Gilliam dies at 97Who are we?  We are a community that can disagree and still move mountains togetherThe South Apopka Adult Technical Center has a new nameFormer Blue Darter Martez Ivey named SEC Offensive Lineman of the WeekCity Center to break ground on Apopka hotel this monthlast_img read more

Yatsugatake Villa / MDS

first_img Area:  110 m² Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Japan 2012 Yatsugatake Villa / MDSSave this projectSaveYatsugatake Villa / MDS Houses ArchDaily Architects: MDS Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 29 Share Yatsugatake Villa / MDS Year:  Photographs photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoPhotographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Text description provided by the architects. The villa with a farm where the residents can grow their own vegetable is located at the foot of the mountain. The house invites the surrounding natural environment inside.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoAlthough a small island country, Japan is long in the north-south direction, and thus, has varying climate and culture. The beauty exists in each season in these different locales which has their own climates and cultures. Since the ancient times, the people in Japan has nurtured their aesthetic sense as they coexist with the nature. Mt. Yatsugatake is located in the middle of this archipelago. The middle part of the mountain’s side is known as one of Tokyo’s summer getaways. Lower down in elevation, vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers are grown. The site for this villa is located in the area in between these two where it is a little too hot, for Japanese standard, in summer and very cold in winter.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe client is an elderly couple who left the life in the city and moved to this land surrounded by beautiful mountains to spend their remaining lives farming. Located in the harsh environment, it was necessary for the house to provide an interior environment without relying on air conditioning for the residents to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. First of all, considering the cold period in winter, the building is arranged in fan-shape open toward the south, so that the amount of sun light entering the building is maximized, and the residents can enjoy the warmth of the sun at any time of the day. In summer, on the other hand, the extended, gate-shaped, roof and walls block the bright sun and shade the interior. The windows placed on the south and north invite the breeze to cool down inside.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThanks to the spatial arrangement of the plan, which was derived from the thermal environment of the house, the sceneries with varying depth extend beyond the openings connecting the rooms. The various spatial qualities and scenes unfold inside the house despite its simple plan.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Muko / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses•Hokuto, Japan CopyAbout this officeMDSOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHokutoHousesJapanPublished on March 29, 2013Cite: “Yatsugatake Villa / MDS” 29 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日本八岳山别墅 / MDS是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Unprofessional leadership erodes charity ambition

first_img ‘We’ve seen the high cost of poor governance in the commercial sector and the charity sector needs to take heed,’ says Eleanor Stringer, co-author of the report. ‘Charities are part and parcel of UK life and to allow haphazard governance is potentially very damaging, especially in these difficult times.’According to NPC, the role of a trustee is as central to a charity’s success as a director is to a business.The report notes that recruitment of new trustees is getting harder and nearly half of all UK charities have vacancies on their board. Added to this, very few charities undertake performance reviews. The report also critiques the lack of diversity, noting that nearly half of all trustees are aged over 60.‘Charities deserve the best people with the best skills,’ says report co-author Belinda Vernon. ‘If the government is serious about promoting volunteering it could consider giving employees time off to undertake voluntary tasks such as being a trustee,’ she added.NPC estimates there are around 820,000 trustees of registered charities in the UK, but spending on governance by charities themselves remains low. Last year almost half of all charity boards received no training.NPC is urging people to volunteer to sit on charity boards to encourage diversity of skills in the sector, that new trustees receive good inductions and for boards to be evaluated. – ENDS –For further information about NPC, its research reports and charity recommendations, or to arrange an interview please contact:Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)207 785 6317 M: 07932 688 431 or M: 0789 6150396Notes to Editors:1. In order to get an understanding of the situation on the ground, NPC consulted with around 50 people who have experience of being or working with trustees, including:• public bodies, such as the Charity Commission;• third sector umbrella bodies;• charity chief executives;• trustees of charities;• trusts and foundations; and• organisations (such as law firms) providing services to trustee boards.The research focused on trustees of operational voluntary sector charities, not on trusteesof grant-making charities, nor on school governors.2. Case Studies of good boardsCancer Research UK is the largest fundraising charity in UK, formed by the merger of the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 2002.To ensure a healthy turnover and a mix of experiences, trustees have a term limit of three years, with the expectation of a second three-year term and the possibility of a third. The chair is limited to two terms of three years. Each trustee is formally appraised once in each three-year term, which forms part of the process leading to the decision on whether the board will recommend to the members that a trustee should be reappointed.Trustees also have annual one-to-one meetings with the chief executive and with the chair. If a trustee attends fewer than two thirds of board and relevant committee meetings in a year, the individual will meet with the chair to discuss his or her attendance record and overall commitment.Email: [email protected] Cyrenians is a charity tackling homelessness in Scotland. It has grown significantly over the past ten years. The board recognised and planned for this growth, and realised it affected the trustees’ role. When the charity only had 12 staff, the board had to be quite involved with running the organisation, by supporting the staff and management. As the charity grew, the board needed to step back and be able to delegate more responsibility to staff, and begin to focus more on its governance role and the charity’s strategic direction. Working with the director, the chair encouraged the board to invest in the organisation’s infrastructure, building staff capability, and led the board in understanding its changing role. This improvement included the board reviewing its own performance.Email: [email protected] Tel: 0131 475 23543. Emilie Goodall, 27, is one of a new breed of young trustees. She is a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a child protection charity. Email: [email protected] New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is a consultancy and a charity think tank that enables donors and charities to do good, better. Set up seven years ago, NPC’s team of consultants and analysts have built a wealth of experience in analysing charities; understanding social issues; and providing expert advice to a variety of donors, their advisors and, more recently, charities. NPC’s approach has been adopted by countries in far afield as Brazil, Canada, Estonia and Israel. With partners, including the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany and the Hewlett Foundation in the USA, NPC is helping to build an infrastructure to enable donors and charities to make good decisions and create the greatest impact through their work.For further information Unprofessional leadership erodes charity ambition Tagged with: Management Research / statistics  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London, UK – Britain’s charities need to get serious about effective leadership according to a new report by London-based charity consultancy and think tank, New Philanthropy Capital.The UK’s charity sector consists of 170,000 charities and has an income of £33bn, managing assets of £86bn. It employs over 600,000 people meaning there are more charity workers than full-time teachers in England and Wales.The report, Board matters: a review of charity trusteeship in the UK, looks at governance in the voluntary sector and concludes that recruitment, training and evaluation of board members is frequently under-resourced and ill-managed. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden bicker as COVID rages on

first_imgThe Sept. 30 presidential debate featured two white men throwing mud at each other in performances a fifth-grade debate team would have found embarrassing.This debate will be remembered for its continuous, cable-news-style bickering and interrupting, which prevented either candidate, and in particular Biden, from expressing themselves at length. It is an open question whether either would have been capable of doing so, had they been given the opportunity.Neither candidate put forward any proposals to address the multitude of crises facing working and oppressed people in the U.S. – from COVID-19, unemployment, housing and healthcare to racism, police brutality, migrant deportations, environmental catastrophe and imperialist war.The debate, if one can even call it that, began with an argument over Trump’s right to nominate a judge to the Supreme Court before the election. Little of substance was said, and as expected there was no mention of the Supreme Court as an anti-democratic institution through which the death of a single judge can throw the hard-fought democratic rights of millions into question.Trump accused Biden and the Democratic Party of wanting “socialist medicine and socialist healthcare.” Biden emphatically rejected this – he had previously made clear he does not support Medicare for All – and proudly stated he had beaten Bernie Sanders. By saying “I am the Democratic Party,” Biden was actually messaging that the Democratic Party will never be a vehicle for progressive change outside of ruling class control.Both candidates claimed they would provide better healthcare at lower prices, but neither put forward Medicare for All as an obvious solution when the pandemic leaves millions of unemployed workers without employer-based health insurance.On the pandemic, Biden attacked Trump for allowing more than 200,000 people in the U.S. to die with no end in sight. He pointed out, correctly, that Trump has no plan for the pandemic. But Biden never described his own plan. Incapable of defending his complete failure to address the pandemic, Trump bizarrely claimed it would have been even worse – 2 million dead – if Biden were president.Both candidates competed to appear the most aggressive towards China, while painting the other as too accommodating. Both argued their opponent was in Russia’s pocket. Trump used racist, anti-China language to refer to the COVID-19 pandemic. All their approach serves to do is build anti-China and anti-Russia sentiment in preparation for new U.S. imperialist wars.Both fail to condemn white supremacyNeither candidate expressed support for the Black Lives Matter uprising in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd. Both rejected defunding the police, while accusing their opponent of supporting it. When asked about community control of the police, neither candidate even dared a response. Biden acknowledged the issue of police brutality, but his solution was more funding for the police. Biden reduced unending police murders to the action of “some bad apples.” Trump demanded more “law and order,” a classic dog whistle call for racist state oppression. Needless to say, the role of the police as the descendants of slave catchers and enforcers of ruling class power over working and oppressed people was never mentioned.Tellingly, neither Biden nor Trump could stomach saying “police brutality” or “Black Lives Matter” a single time during the debate. The ruling class fears even naming its crimes.Moderator Chris Wallace challenged Trump to condemn white supremacist violence. Trump unsurprisingly refused, instead issuing the equivalent of a presidential order for white supremacists to “stand back and stand by.”Trump’s calls for fascists to “stand by,” that “somebody’s got to do something about Antifa” and “urging my supporters to go in to the polls and watch very carefully” are laying the groundwork for right wingers to intimidate voters, delegitimize the election if the result is not in Trump’s favor, and carry out racist and anti-Left attacks. His comment was actually acknowledged gleefully by the neo-fascist Proud Boys with the social media tweet: “Standing down and standing ready, sir!”Trump condemned the Left as responsible for people being killed in anti-racist protests. In fact, a recent study showed that since 1994, anti-fascist forces in the U.S. have not killed a single person, while right-wing attacks have killed 329. This figure does not include the thousands killed yearly by racist police. ( also condemned the rebellions of the spring and summer, saying, “Violence in response is never appropriate. Peaceful protest is, violence is never appropriate.” This offensive liberal nonsense condemns as “violent” those who resist by any means necessary the greatest source of violence in the world today – U.S. imperialism. But of course the ruling class will never praise working and oppressed people for how they resist and overthrow their oppressors.On the environment, Trump hemmed and hawed about acknowledging human-created climate change, and spouted confused nonsense about fire management in California. He attacked Biden for supporting the Green New Deal. As with healthcare, Biden emphatically rejected a progressive position, putting forward his own far smaller plan. While the Green New Deal can and should be criticized from the Left as an attempt by a section of the ruling class to cash in on “Green” energy technologies, both candidates placed themselves far to the right of that.The need for people’s self-defense Perhaps the most ominous part of the debate was the final section on the question of election fraud. Trump continued to lay the groundwork for disputing the validity of the election, while Biden’s response was simply telling people to “show up and vote.”Predictably, there was no call for mass action or demonstrations in defense of the right to vote, or to smash openly white supremacist forces Trump is gathering in his defense. Biden is aware that any such movement would condemn him also for his decades of service to U.S. imperialism, his support for the mass incarceration of Black people, dismantling of welfare and scores of other reactionary policies he has helped implement.The debate was also notable for what was not mentioned. The 90-minute event did not include a single reference to the migrant crisis, housing, LGBTQ2S+ oppression or U.S. imperialist wars.The debate makes it more clear than ever that working and oppressed people cannot rely on either of the ruling class parties. They simply have no answers for us.Only the organization and struggle of working and oppressed people can defend and expand democratic rights, defeat the move towards fascism, smash racism and lead the way to a revolutionary socialist future, with a society organized to meet the needs of all, instead of the profits of a few.The inability of either ruling class party to put forward a presidential candidate who meets even a minimal standard of competence is an expression of the intensifying crisis facing U.S. imperialism. The system is increasingly unable to function.In such times the status quo cannot continue, and a drastic move either further to the Right – or to the Left towards revolutionary socialism – is inevitable.Given that choice, the need for the working class to intervene independently of the two ruling class parties and move toward the Left is greater than ever.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Burma’s courts must not help military to persecute journalists

first_imgNews May 31, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Kyaw Min Swe, the editor of The Voice Daily, who is being held under Burma’s 2013 Telecommunications Law as a result of a complaint by the military about a satirical article, and again urges the authorities to amend the law without delay. May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Kyaw Min Swe (C) at Bahan township court for the third trial in Yangon on June 16, 2017. Photo: Thura / Mizzima A court ruled on 16 June that Kyaw Min Swe should remain in detention pending trial on 23 June, but ordered the release of Kyaw Zwa Naing, The Voice Daily journalist who wrote the article, because it was Kyaw Min Swe who posted the offending article online.Kyaw Min Swe and Kyaw Zwa Naing, who is better known by the pen name of British Ko Ko Maung, were arrested on 2 June under article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law for allegedly defaming the armed forces in an article mocking a military propaganda film.The Voice Daily is one of Burma’s leading newspapers but the scope of article 66(d) is limited to content posted online.RSF urges Burma’s justice system to dismiss the military complaint and to release Kyaw Min Swe at once. RSF also condemns the frequent abusive recourse to article 66(d) to censor those who dare to criticize the authorities.This article, which penalizes “extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening to any person by using any telecommunications network”, is too often used as the grounds for unfounded prosecutions.Eleven Media’s CEO and editor were arrested under article 66(d) in November 2016 over a story about alleged regional government corruption. Researcher Myo Yan Naung Thein was given a six-month jail sentence under article 66(d) on 7 April 2017 for criticizing the head of the armed forces on Facebook. He was released five days later.Burma is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. June 21, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Burma’s courts must not help military to persecute journalists MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarlast_img read more

Derry police appeal after car kills dog

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are appealing for information following an incident beside the schoolin Moss Park on Tuesday last, in which a car hit a dog and failed to stop.At around 7.30pm, a green car, partial registration LUI hit the black labrador dog, which later died. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Derry police appeal after car kills dog Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – February 8, 2013 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleHighland Birthday BashNext articleEU budget ‘good for the northwest’ News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp News WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+last_img read more

Long hours force workers to seek web-life balance

first_imgLong hours force workers to seek web-life balanceOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Long working hours and short lunch breaks are forcing staff to run theirpersonal lives from the office, a new study shows. Eighty-seven per cent of employees with web access use it for personalreasons – with sorting out private lives by checking bank details and findingservices such as hairdressers or plumbers the most popular use. However, employers can rest easy – 76 per cent of those accessing the webfrom their desks ensure that it does not affect their work time, by doing soout of normal office hours. The study by online classified directory service shows that theaverage lunch break is now just 35 minutes, while 7 per cent of employeessurveyed are too busy to take a break at all. Aaron Ross, chairman of the Work-Life Balance Trust, said: “In thepast, UK employees have come under fire for taking advantage of the internetfor personal use while they’re in the office. But this research illustratesjust how hard they are working to balance their personal and professionallives. “The findings highlight the need for compromise in the workplace, toensure that employers’ demands for productivity are not met at the cost ofworkers’ all-important personal lives.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Ocean City Student Named New Jersey’s Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer in 2017 Prudential…

first_imgKierstyn “Kiki” Kuehnle, a seventh-grade student at Ocean City Intermediate School. Kierstyn “Kiki” Kuehnle, a seventh-grade student at Ocean City Intermediate School, has been recognized as the state’s Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Cited as a role model for her peers and community members, Kuehnle will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip for national recognition events in Washington, D.C., May 6-9, 2017.Born deaf in her left ear and experiencing loss in her right, Kuehnle has worked to make a difference in the hearing impaired and deaf community, forming a walking team for the annual “Walk4Hearing” event in its Philadelphia location for the past two years.In October 2016, “Team Kiki” raised more than $20,000, with 60% of the proceeds earmarked for the Hearing Loss Association of America and 40% going to assist her school in supplying the technology needed to help students with hearing loss. The previous year, “Team Kiki” raised more than $18,500, with 60% of the proceeds going toward the Hearing Loss Association of America and 40% to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.“Kierstyn Kuehnle has dedicated many hours of hard work by rallying the community together to raise money and promote public awareness for the hearing impaired and deaf community,” said Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines. “Kierstyn is an example of the enormous difference one student can make to her school and community in achieving and surpassing her goals. The staff and students are proud of Kierstyn and the values she holds, and we are honored that she was selected for the award.”Kuehnle is also one of 102 individuals being considered for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award, which is presented to Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and country. On behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the Prudential Spirit of Community honorees who have met the requirements will be eligible. During the Washington, D.C. events, 10 national awards—five for high school and five for middle-level students—will receive additional $5,000 awards, gold medallions and crystal trophies for their nominating schools or organizations, as well as $5,000 to the charities of their choice.Kuehnle learned about the “Walk4Hearing” from her audiologist and participated because many people who have hearing loss do not like to talk about their problems.  As a spokesperson for a media kickoff in Philadelphia for the “Walk4Hearing,” she has been on the radio, and she uses social media as a way for her peers to join in her efforts.  She spoke to her seventh grade class about her platform numerous times during lunch and holds bake sales to raise money for the cause.A resident of Ocean City for the past few years, Kuehnle is a member of the Ocean City Intermediate School’s Theater Club.To participate in the 2017 “Walk4Hearing” in Philadelphia, visit walk4hearing.orglast_img read more