Tags: NULL Rising export markets give morale boost Show Comments ▼ BRITISH exports rose by 4.1 per cent (£0.9bn) in November, official data showed yesterday, as a separate survey revealed buoyant confidence among exporting companies.Overall the UK’s trade deficit edged upwards to £4.1bn, but only because of rocketing oil prices and erratic items, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.Excluding these elements, exports rose by 3.4 per cent on the previous month, while imports increased just 0.3 per cent.Exports beyond the EU were slightly down in the three months to November compared to the three previous months, but still up on the same time in 2009.“Exporters must reinforce their efforts to move into fast-growing emerging economies such as India and China,” said David Kern of the British Chambers of Commerce, commenting on the figures.Goods and services exported to Germany increased by 10 per cent over the same period, according to Goodwin, as the German economy continues to thrive.“The growth in export volumes was broadly based,” said Simon Hayes of Barclays Capital. “Buoyant export growth was reported for basic materials and both finished manufactured and semi-manufactured goods,” he added. The consistently high level of imports could also be interpreted as a sign of domestic demand holding strong, some analysts said.And confidence among exporters for this year’s prospects remains extremely high, according to a survey conducted by Travelex.Well over half – 65 per cent – of respondents expected their export activity to increase in 2011, the survey said.And 59 per cent expressed confidence in current economic conditions, while three quarters “clearly rejected” any chance of a double dip recession.However, importers are concerned about the impact of this month’s VAT hike, said David Sear of Travelex.One respondent to the survey commented: “Tax hikes suppress business motivation, because the more money you make, the more tax you pay.” Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Wednesday 12 January 2011 7:43 pm KCS-content
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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2000 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 112 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 18 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Tagged with: Celebrity Fundraising ideas Peter Andre busks for Shelter Peter Andre raised £260 for Shelter by busking in just 15 minutes, in an experiment organised by Nationwide Building Society to raise awareness of using mobile and contactless payment methods for donating.The building society helped passersby and spectators donate via mobile and contactless cards during the event for Shelter. According to research by Nationwide Building Society, people in the UK give an average of £2.34 a time to buskers or charity collectors.The research found men to more charitable than women, giving higher on average (£2.69 vs £2.02), while people aged 18-24 give more than double the amount than those aged 55+. Regionally, people from Glasgow were found to be the most charitable to buskers and charity collectors, giving an average of £3.97 each time.More than two fifths of people say they would give more to streets artists and homeless people if they didn’t have to rely on cash.Paul Horlock from Nationwide Building Society said:“Just two years ago, contactless payments accounted for one in 20 Nationwide card payments, now it’s one in three. This demonstrates a sharp rise in consumers wanting to ‘tap and pay’ with their mobile or card rather than having to carry cash. With this reduction in the use of cash it is important that we encourage charities to utilise modern methods of collecting donations so they can continue to capitalise on the generous nature of the British people, even when they aren’t carrying cash day to day.” 111 total views, 3 views today Advertisement
Fastac EC insecticide is an excellent tank-mix partner for BASF disease control and Plant Health innovations, including Priaxor™ fungicide for soybeans. The combination of Fastac EC insecticide and a BASF fungicide can add consistency to a grower’s yield potential. Previous articleDairy Industry Turbulence could Settle in 2013Next articleJapan Opens Beef Market to Older US Cattle Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Fastac™ EC Insecticide from BASF Registered for Use Facebook Twitter Fastac™ EC Insecticide from BASF Registered for Use The active ingredient in Fastac EC insecticide, alpha-cypermethrin, targets the nerve impulses of insects, which leads to effective control. Fastac EC insecticide controls a broad-spectrum of piercing-sucking and chewing pests, including aphids, beetles and stink bugs. By Gary Truitt – Jan 28, 2013 SHARE Combined with its low-dose rate and broad-crop label, which includes soybeans and cotton, Fastac EC insecticide is a welcome addition to the growing portfolio of crop protection products from BASF. Recent research from BASF demonstrates the benefits of a comprehensive pest, disease and weed control program. In field trials from 2011 and 2012, soybean fields treated with Fastac EC insecticide, Priaxor fungicide and a BASF residual weed control program averaged an additional 6.0 bu/A yield increase when compared to a two-pass non-residual glyphosate-based program. “BASF is committed to providing growers with safe and effective products to help increase yield potential and promote Plant Health,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “BASF is dedicated to innovation, research and development, and the introduction of FastacEC insecticide is another step BASF is taking to help growers get the most out of every acre.” SHARE Facebook Twitter – Growers looking for an effective pyrethroid now have a new option with Fastac™EC insecticide from BASF Crop Protection. The new insecticide, which recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration, will be available for use for the 2013 season. Fastac EC insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide. “FastacEC insecticide is an effective new tool for growers looking to proactively manage a broad spectrum of insect pests,” said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market Manager, BASF. “Additionally, as a pyrethroid, Fastac EC insecticide provides residual control to manage key pests in many crops.”
Frogs begin the season 3-0 for third straight season Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: August 28, 2017Next articleLate goal gives Frogs 2-1 win over Northern Colorado Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter What to watch during quarantine ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printTCU volleyball defeated the Rice Owls in straight sets Sunday, 26-24, 25-19, 25-22, extending their current winning streak to three games, earning a sweep in all three games.The Owls were a tough test for the Horned Frogs, each set was very competitive and proved to be a challenge.“Rice has a lot of very skilled volleyball players,” head coach Jill Kramer said. “They do a great job recruiting, and bring in a lot of good players. They have high IQs.”The Frogs found themselves in some very similar situations to Saturday’s match early in the first set, but the squad didn’t back down and accepted the challenge.“The one thing that we did often throughout the weekend was working through issues and making adjustments,” Kramer said.Sunday’s challenge was much different than Coastal Carolina’s. Kramer cited Coastal’s high athleticism and excellent coaching as the reason for the competitiveness of Saturday’s match, while Rice’s experience was what kept the game interesting.“They have kids that have played the game for a very long time, and they’re bound to make stuff happen,” Kramer said.Kramer praised her team, especially the freshmen, following a very strong weekend for the team.“This team is very comfortable in situations where they’re down,” Kramer said. “They have a lot of fight in them, and they stuck together regardless of what was happening on the court.”Several first-year students saw a large amount of playing time over the weekend. Outside hitter Abigail Buckingham, libero Dani Dennison, outside hitter Allye Beth Deaton, defensive specialist Berklie Baker and middle blocker Sarah Swanson all made a big impact on the match results.“It was hard to tell they’re freshmen,” Kramer said. “They have a lot of confidence in their abilities and their teammates have a lot of confidence in them. Everybody is helping everybody out, and the freshmen girls are getting a lot of good feedback. They have a lot of support from their teammates, and they’re working hard everyday. It’s easy to be comfortable on the court knowing everybody has your back.”The freshmen came up big at the end of each set. As a team, TCU put down 48 kills, served three aces, scoring 59 digs, and six team blocks. Abigail Buckingham led the team with 15 kills, a .303 hitting chip, and also recorded two blocks. Deaton and Swanson scored eight kills and Dennison recorded her first career 20-dig match.It wasn’t only the freshmen that made big plays for the team. Junior outside hitter Lexi MacLean picked up eight kills and 14 digs, senior setter Lamprini Konstantinidou led the team with 23 assists for the first time in her career, and junior middle blocker Anna Walsh recorded three blocks on the day.“Different people stepped up throughout the weekend,” Kramer said. “There were some consistencies, but we had everybody step up at some point. That gives our setters confidence, and some of the best blocking moves from our hitters were late in sets. That’s when you want people to be their best.”On a weekend marked with tragedy for much of southern Texas, the entire TCU Volleyball community sent their condolences to the city of Houston and Rice University at today’s match. The match began with a moment of silence for the trauma in Houston, and Kramer applauded the effort the Owls exerted on the court during a very hard time for their community.“Rice came in and played hard,” Kramer said. “They have a lot going on at home and are dealing with a lot of things right now. They played great volleyball and did a really good job of putting everything in the back of their mind.”Following Saturday’s match, Kramer hinted at a possible lunch for all TCU students to show her praise for all of their support over the weekend. Students can expect the first lunch to be held before the team’s next home match against Duke.“I did tell the students that I want to get together before every home match so we can all get on the same page,” Kramer said. “I think it’s worth our time and energy when people do want to come.”If the first lunch does well, Coach Kramer would love to make it a TCU Volleyball tradition.The next match for the Frogs will be next Friday against the Colorado State Rams in the Florida State Invitational, a weekend long tournament held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.The match against the Rams will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday. The Frogs will finish the weekend against UNC Asheville Saturday at 12:00 p.m., and against Florida State at 12:00 p.m. Sunday.
News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Organisation Follow the news on Thailand to go further ThailandAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific RSF_en Photo : nationmultimedia.com Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News May 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Projectiles hurled at Bangkok daily after cartoonist’s controversial post May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders deplores an attack by four men who threw various projectiles at the security box outside the Bangkok headquarters of the Thai Rath daily newspaper on 11 May, causing minor damage and slightly injuring two security guards.The attack came a few days after one of the newspaper’s cartoonists, Somchai Katanyutanan, who uses the pen name of Chai Ratchawat, posted a controversial comment on his Facebook page about Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister.“We firmly condemn this attack on Thai Rath’s headquarters and we call on the police to quickly identify those responsible in order to establish their motives and bring them to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said.The police said four men on two motorcycles threw the projectiles at the security box at around 3:20 a.m., while the security cameras were undergoing maintenance. One of the box’s windows was shattered. The security guards immediately called the police, who tried to take fingerprints from some of the projectiles.The attack came amid a dispute between Somchai and Prime Minister Yingluck’s supporters about the caption of the photo of Yingluck that he posted on 30 April, the day after she addressed a democracy forum in Ulan Bator. The caption said: “Prostitutes are not evil. They just sell their bodies. But an evil woman sells the nation.” The prime minister has filed a defamation suit over the caption.Metropolitan police chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said Thai Rath’s assailants may have carried out the attack at the height of the current controversy so that suspicion would fall on the government’s supporters. The prime minister’s party, Pheu Thai, blamed the attack on the “Red Shirt” supporters of Thaksin, who was ousted as prime minister in 2006. Several days before the attack, Red Shirts demonstrated outside the newspaper to demand that the cartoonist be punished. Pheu Thai has condemned the attack and has promised a thorough police investigation.On 5 May, information technology and communications minister Anudith Nakornthap threatened websites publishing critical comments about the prime minister with closure and with prosecutions that could result in sentences of up to seven years in prison for those responsible.But he backed down two days later, on 7 May, saying that only a criminal court could decide to close a website and that using the Internet to express an opinion could not be prohibited. News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom June 12, 2020 Find out more
More Cool Stuff 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Photo Credit: Kathy MeagherPhoto Credit: Kathy MeagherPasadena, Altadena and the San Marino Rotary Clubs will meet at the PUSD yard at 740 W. Woodbury Saturday morning for the the second annual “Bikes for Christmas” event to assemble 200 bicycles that will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to underprivileged children this holiday season.“It’s exciting to know that we are helping to bring joy this season to so many young kids by having a hand in giving them brand new bikes,” said Pasadena Rotary Club Co-Chair Kathy Meagher.The collaborative effort between the three local Rotary Clubs were able to purchase 200 bran new, unassembled bicycles at cost value from the Huffy manufacturer. The bikes range in sizes from 12 inches to 20 inches to accommodate children as small as toddlers up to age ten.“Every kid wants to wake up on Christmas morning and see presents under the tree, but unfortunately this reality is not true for many of our families who are struggling to make ends meet. The Salvation Army is happy to step in, with the help of the Rotary Club, to provide toys and bikes for these deserving families in our community,” said Pasadena Salvation Army Captain Terry Masango.Each bike is registered with the Pasadena Police Department and is outfitted with a helmet and bike lock donated by the Huntington Memorial Hospital. Helmets were bought at cost by local shop Around the Cycle.“Our mission is to give back and this is another testament to that,” said San Marino Rotary Club President Gilda Moshir whose club donated $500 towards purchasing 16 new bikes.Approximately 60 rotary volunteers are expected to assemble the bikes, including five San Marino High School students that are a part of the campus Rotary Club known as “Interact” members.PUSD provided a storage facility for the 200 boxed bikes awaiting Saturday’s assembly.“The assembly process really brings the community together,” said Meagher.In addition to joining the assembly team, Altadena Rotarians will provide what has become known as their famous pancake breakfast to the assemblers, according to a press release.“The Rotary Club has been very generous that they have collected funds and purchased bikes. It’s quite the spectacle to see the community is coming together,” said Masango.“Bikes for Christmas” kicks off Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the PUSD yard at 740 W. Woodbury. Tricycle and small-size bicycle assembly will start at 7:30 am and continue until approximately 11:30 am.For more information visit sanmarinorotary.org. Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Giving Back Local Rotary Clubs Will Assemble 200 New Bicycles Saturday to Donate to Needy Children This Holiday Season From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 7:04 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week
TAGSEDfeaturedlimerickUniversity Hospital Email Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” by Bernie English [email protected] SERIOUSLY ill woman was covered with a sheet stained with another patient’s blood before being left in a line of trolleys so close to each other that it was impossible to use a bedpan in privacy or get out to go to the toilet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up That’s the shocking view of conditions at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) experienced by a Limerick Post reader who accompanied his disabled wife to the hospital’s emergency department last week after she suffered a suspected stroke.The man said he was “appalled” when his wife was attended to by medical staff who repeatedly failed to observe basic hygiene measures.“If conditions in the emergency department were found in an abattoir, it would be closed”, he added.The county Limerick man’s ordeal began when he found his wife unable to speak and having lost the use of her hand. He called an ambulance and she was brought to the busy emergency department at the hospital in Dooradoyle.“When I arrived, I was shocked to see that she had been covered with a sheet which had spatters of another patient’s blood on it. Everything went downhill from there in the hygiene department.“An unidentified man came into the cubicle where she was being treated and read my wife’s documents. He didn’t identify himself. He was dressed in jeans and a lumberjack shirt and while he was there, he scratched his head and his crotch before leaving.“A medical assistant with a cold used the palm of her hand to wipe the drip from her nose not once but three times. Then she used the computer without washing her hands, Medical staff who came in after her used the same computer before attending to patients.“A used bedpan was placed on a fold-out table on my wife’s trolley while they were moving her from one bay to another area. When they did move her, there was less than six inches between the trolleys – there were six trolleys. There were no curtains for patients who needed to use bedpans and for those who could get out of bed to go to the bathroom, it was impossible unless they climbed over the patient beside them”.The man said he was “stunned” by the lack of attention to important detail.“Every member of staff seemed to think their mouth was a suitable place to hold a pen and in the first four hours we were there, only two members of staff used hand sanitisers”.In another incident observed by the Limerick Post reader, a nurse dropped a phone and equipment in a sanitised package on the floor.“She picked both up and then picked out a kit to be used for a chest drain without washing her hands”.There were also problems with getting essential equipment because of demarcation.“A woman wearing a badge which said she was a medical assistant told a nurse that she hadn’t ordered oxygen for a patient because there was no porter available to go and get it. Eventually a member of the clerical staff dragged an oxygen cylinder into the department”.Although the initial medical assessment of his wife was “speedy and thorough , he said It was the subsequent lack of simple hygiene measures that was frightening.“How staff cope in these battlefield conditions is amazing. Morale is certainly affected and staff from the highest to the lowest grades seemed to be just going through the motions,” he said. Print Previous articleFamilies will lose out in welfare switchNext articleFour Limerick players make Ireland U/18 schools rugby panel Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement NewsBreaking newsHospital is like an abattoirBy Bernie English – March 19, 2015 776 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook