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Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget buy-to-let. Here’s a UK property investment I’d buy in 2020 instead

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget buy-to-let. Here’s a UK property investment I’d buy in 2020 instead The outlook for buy-to-let property looks quite precarious at present, in my view. Not only has UK house price growth (a key driver of buy-to-let returns) stalled due to economic uncertainty associated with Brexit, but the government has recently introduced a number of measures that have made the asset class far less attractive as a long-term investment.That said, there are certain areas of the UK property market that do look attractive right now, to my mind. For example, the market for large, strategically-located warehouses is booming at the moment due to the growth of online shopping – for every extra £1bn in online spending, an additional 1.125m square feet of warehouse space is required. And I’ll point out that it’s possible to invest in this niche area of the real estate market, tax-free, through an ISA account. Here’s a look at how I’d invest.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…Online shopping playOne of the best ways to get exposure to this exciting area of the real estate market is an investment in FTSE 250-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Tritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX).It owns a £4bn portfolio of advanced warehouses (known as ‘big boxes’) across the UK that are let out to some of the biggest names in retail such as Amazon, Tesco, B&Q and TK Maxx. These big boxes are modern, highly efficient, and strategically located, enabling retailers to hold goods for distribution to other parts of the supply chain or directly to consumers.You can invest in BBOX shares, tax-free, through a Stocks and Shares ISA. Capital growth potentialThe investment case for Tritax looks compelling, in my opinion. Not only does the company operate in an industry that should benefit from a powerful long-term trend (the growth of e-commerce) but it also has a highly experienced management team with a strong track record of delivery.Given the stock’s reasonable valuation (P/E ratio of 20.7) today, I see the potential for decent capital gains over time as the company grows in size and expands its portfolio. I’ll point out that analysts at Citigroup recently raised their price target for the stock to 186p – nearly 30% higher than the current share price.Big dividends on offer In addition, the stock has substantial income appeal. Since paying its first dividend in 2014, BBOX has notched up four consecutive dividend increases. For the year just passed, its dividend target is 6.85p per share, which at the current share price, equates to a healthy yield of 4.7%.The company has said that, due to the quality of its portfolio and its customer base, it’s confident that it can continue to deliver secure and growing dividends to shareholders, as part of an attractive total return over the medium term, irrespective of conditions in the wider economy.Overall, I see considerable investment appeal in Tritax Box Box and see it as a great (hassle-free) way to get exposure to a high-growth area of the UK property market. I hold the stock in my own ISA and I plan to hold it for the long term. 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Tritax Big Box. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and Tritax Big Box REIT. 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! 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 Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 | More on: BBOX See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.last_img read more

Vodafone gives 500 more people chance to work for local charities

first_img  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Vodafone gives 500 more people chance to work for local charities The Vodafone Foundation is offering 500 people in the UK the chance to work for a charity of their choice for two months and get paid for it. The Vodafone World of Difference programme is open to anyone over 18 in the UK “who has the enthusiasm, drive and commitment to donate themselves to a charity”.Placements run for two months and the Vodafone Foundation will pay each selected applicant’s chosen charity a total of £2,500 with winners getting the balance when all tax and National Insurance has been paid. Charities will also receive £250 towards expenses associated with the winner.This year’s campaign was launched today by TV presenter and self-confidence champion Gok Wan. “I’m all about confidence and feeling good about yourself”, he said. “That’s why this programme fits so well with my personal ethos. Nothing makes you feel better than getting involved in your community”.To apply, people should first get in touch with their chosen charity to find out what they can do, and then apply online.Applicants who want to take part but don’t have a particular charity to support can search for charities looking for World of Difference placements in their local area using the charity matchmaker tool on the site.Charities interested in placing World of Difference applicants can find out how to get listed there too.Entries close on 23 November 2010 and placements start in March 2011.The Vodafone Foundation has invested over £150 million in projects since its creation in 2002, concentrating on disaster relief and preparedness, the World of Difference programme, through projects which use mobile technology for the benefit of all and specific projects across Vodafone’s 27 local Foundations worldwide.www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference Tagged with: Celebrity Community fundraising corporate Volunteering Howard Lake | 11 October 2010 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Peter Rabbit makes his Royal Mint debut

first_img The Royal Mint has launched a limited edition 2016 commemorative 50p coin featuring Peter Rabbit.The coin is part of a series being launched across the year to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. The first Beatrix Potter coin was revealed at the turn of the year, and following last month’s Peter Rabbit 50p, a further three coins finished in full colour will be released in 2016.Peter Rabbit is the first children’s literary character to appear on a coin. The special edition coloured Peter Rabbit coin launched in February with uncoloured versions of the coins to appear in change later this year.Each coin’s obverse side bears the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark, which was first introduced to UK coinage in 2015.The design has been created by Royal Mint Engraver Emma Noble and endorsed by Frederick Warne & Co.  114 total views,  3 views today 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. Peter Rabbit makes his Royal Mint debut Melanie May | 4 March 2016 | News Tagged with: Royal Mintcenter_img  115 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Advertisementlast_img read more

Charities invited to apply to Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme

first_imgCharities invited to apply to Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme  829 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding Melanie May | 6 May 2020 | News Barclays has launched its 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme and is inviting charities to apply.Through the 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, Barclays will make 100 donations of £100k to registered charities in the UK to support immediate Covid-19 relief work in communities across the country.The money represents an initial investment of £10m from Barclays’ £100m Community Aid Package, which was announced on 7 April.Charities applying must demonstrate a track record of delivering impactful, on-the-ground support that directly meets the needs of vulnerable communities facing social and economic hardship as a result of the pandemic. They must also be able to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable communities by deploying the donation within six months of receiving funds.Applications are open now, until 22 May, and more details and an online application form can be found on Barclays’ website. The bank expects to begin distributing funds in June.Barclays CEO Jes Staley said:“Ten days ago we made our first donation from the Community Aid Package, supporting the Felix Project in its mission to rescue surplus food from wholesalers and deliver it direct to food banks, schools, other charities and emergency food hubs in London. I’m delighted that from today, eligible charities will be able to apply for funding to support their efforts right across the UK.“We know that the charity sector has been severely impacted by the effects of Covid-19. We hope our Community Aid Package will provide relief to some of these organisations at a time of acute stress.”  828 total views,  2 views today 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. Read more on the Barclays £100m Covid-19 Community Aid Package here. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

DEC Coronavirus Appeal extended to include India

first_imgThe Disasters Emergency Committee is extending its Coronavirus Appeal to include India as an additional country that will receive urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance to help the most vulnerable communities. DEC charities will also provide additional support to the poorest and most vulnerable households by: The fundraising appeal was launched by the 14-member co-ordinating body in July 2020, with the aim of helping the poorest communities in a number of countries including Yemen, Syria and South Sudan tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Howard Lake | 28 April 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 This amount includes £10 million of UK Aid Match, where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office gives the UK public the opportunity to decide how the UK aid budget is spent and support people in desperate need by matching their donations pound-for-pound up to £10 million. They will also expand preventive measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 amongst the most vulnerable communities including: DEC Coronavirus Appeal extended to include India  1,284 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 ensuring families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children, by distributing food and care packs to people in isolationproviding livelihoods training and cash for workproviding mental health support as well as community counselling servicesdelivering community outreach to older peoplestrengthening water and sanitation systems. The appeal remains open and has raised more than £40 million from the UK public and other donors to help people in places including Yemen, Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, DRC, Afghanistan and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.  “We have all seen the devastating images from India showing hospitals overrun and oxygen supplies falling short of demand, with thousands of people unable to receive potentially life-saving treatment. Several cities have imposed lockdowns and curfews, which will have a knock-on effect for people’s livelihoods, with the poorest and most marginalised communities hit hardest. “DEC member charities have a long history of working with these communities and are supporting overwhelmed health services by providing medical supplies, treatment facilities and logistics assistance. With the generous support of the UK public, we can do even more to help the most vulnerable communities as they face a life-or-death situation.” 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. DEC Coronavirus Appeal reaches £30m in funds raised Main image: A family member looks on as several funeral pyres of patients who died of Covid-19 burn during the mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi, India. According to the World Health Organisation, on Tuesday 27 April, 323,144 new Covid cases and 2,771 further deaths had been recorded in the previous 24 hours.Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images  Tagged with: COVID-19 DECcenter_img DEC charities will support India’s health system by: Additional appeal funds raised from 28 April 2021 onwards will be mainly spent in India. Some funds may provide urgent humanitarian aid in other appeal countries. The DEC’s 14 member charities are: Action Against Hunger, ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK.    DEC’s member charities DEC member charities, together with their local teams and partners, are already active in India and helping by supporting the country’s health services, assisting efforts to slow the spread of the virus, and providing further help to the most vulnerable households. Advertisement A family member looks on as several funeral pyres of patients who died of Covid-19 burn during the mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi, India.According to the World Health Organisation, on Tuesday 27 April, 323,144 new Covid cases and 2,771 further deaths had been recorded in the previous 24 hours. DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: Donations to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal can be made online, via the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, or by sending a cheque to DEC Coronavirus Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA. Text donations can also be made. How DEC charities will help Preventative measures The decision follows the surge in coronavirus cases and deaths, and the difficulties faced by India’s healthcare system to provide care for all those affected. providing PPE, disinfection kits, medical supplies and ambulancessetting up isolation facilities, including provision of beds and latrinessetting up temporary Covid hospitals and Covid care centresproviding logistical support to quarantine or isolation centresproviding ventilators and oxygen concentrators to the Indian governmentrunning helplines to tackle misinformation by providing up-to-date information on the availability of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and Covid vaccines. More… setting up handwashing stations and distributing soap, sanitiser and masksdistributing hygiene kits consisting of washable masks, sanitiser, gloves, face shields, and soapsupporting vaccination drives and public health messaging on the importance of good hygienedisinfecting public placestraining community health volunteers DEC Coronavirus Appeallast_img read more

Where is army colonel who was arrested after filming a public execution?

first_img As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Help by sharing this information RSF_en November 18, 2019 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts July 6, 2020 Find out more North KoreaAsia – Pacific April 1, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on North Korea News News North KoreaAsia – Pacific Campaigns December 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Where is army colonel who was arrested after filming a public execution? Organisation “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Reporters Without Borders calls on the North Korean authorities to release information about the fate of Col. Kim Sung Chul, an army officer who has been held since October 2006, when he was identified as the person who clandestinely filmed the video of a public execution that was shown on Japan’s Asahi TV.”We urge the government to provide information about Col. Kim’s current situation, as all he did was film a public event,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We fear that he is still being held in a concentration camp for political prisoners in conditions that are probably very harsh.”North Korean State Security officials arrested Kim and put him in a concentration camp in October 2006, after taking six months to identify him as the person who had clandestinely filmed a public execution and then sent the video abroad. It was only in April 2007 that his arrest was confirmed.A North Korean TV journalist, Song Keum Chul, has meanwhile been apparently held in a camp since 1996 for questioning the official party version of certain historic events.Human rights organisations estimate that at least 200,000 people are held in North Korea’s concentration and reeducation camps.last_img read more

“Specify Preparedness To Combat Mucormycosis/Black Fungus & Policy To Procure Injections/Medicines”: Gujarat High Court Asks Govt

first_imgNews Updates”Specify Preparedness To Combat Mucormycosis/Black Fungus & Policy To Procure Injections/Medicines”: Gujarat High Court Asks Govt Sparsh Upadhyay18 May 2021 7:31 AMShare This – xImage Courtesy: India TodayThe Gujarat High Court on Monday (May 17) observed that the second wave of the COVID Pandemic was spreading fast in the rural areas because of lack of availability of RT­PCR facilities and other infrastructural facilities. The Bench of Justice Bela Trivedi and Justice Bhargav D Trivedi also directed the Central Government to place on record the information of the general public at large, about the vaccination policy adopted by the Central Government. Significantly, the Court also took serious note of the new challenge being faced by the State with regard to the rapid increase in the cases of flesh-eating Black Fungal infection called ‘Mucormycosis’. “The shortage of injections being administered for the said disease and the cost of its treatment are also the issues that deserve to be seriously and immediately considered by the State,” added the High Court. The Court also noted that there was nothing on record to suggest the future course of action to be followed by the State and the Central Government for the procurement of sufficient quota of ‘Remdesivir’ injections. The Central also did not place on record the policy decision with regard to the allocation of the ‘Remdesivir’ injections to the States. In this backdrop, the Court called upon the State Government to provide the details of the following on oath, on the next date of hearing: How far the Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and the Community Health Centers (CHCs) which constitute the backbone of the State’s rural health infrastructure are equipped with the facilities to treat the COVID­19 patients? What is the mechanism for providing the RT­PCR test kits, necessary medicines, ‘Remdesivir’ Injection, Oxygen supply, etc., to such PHCs and CHCs and other healthcare centers in the Districts and the Talukas? Whether the Doctors and trained nursing staff are available to carry out the RT­PCR tests, administer the ‘Remdesivir’ injections and the oxygen etc.? If the answer is in negative, what is the course of action planned in that regard? How many dedicated COVID hospitals, dedicated COVID Health Centers and COVID Care Centers have been set up at the District and Taluka level? The details of each District and Taluka be specifically provided. How many persons have been fully vaccinated and how many have been partially vaccinated in each of the categories i.e., above 60 years, between 45­60 years and between 18­44 years? What is the estimated requirement of the vaccines for vaccinating all categories of people fully and what is the road­map for achieving the said estimate? Whether any special provision has been made for vaccinating the inmates of and the staff members working at the special homes like old age homes, mental/lunatic asylums, Nari Samrakshan Gruh, juvenile homes, remand homes, correction homes, orphanages, etc.? Further, the Court also asked about the preparedness of the Government in the Health Department to combat the Mucormycosis disease. The Court has also enquired about the policy framed with regard to the procurement and the distribution of the injections and the medicines used for the treatment of the Mucormycosis patients in the private hospitals.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsMucormycosis Disease Mucormycosis Black Fungus Injections Medicines Gujarat High Court Justice Bela Trivedi Justice Bhargav D. Trivedi Next Storylast_img read more

LIVING HISTORY: PLAS wax museum honors key figures

first_img Anna Kate Hardin chose Amelia Earhart because of her adventurous spirit.“Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean,” Anna Kate said. “During World War I, she served as a Red Cross nurse’s aide in Canada.”Robert Lindsey chose Henry Ford, who was a pacifist. He was a friend of Thomas Edison. They liked to race in wheelchairs.Amy Ramage chose Julia Stimson who served in the United States Army during WWI. She received the Distinguished Service medal. You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 123PrevNextStartStop Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I am Quentin Roosevelt,” said Luke Sikes. “I was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt.”Quentin Roosevelt was killed in aerial combat on Bastille Day. He is the only child of a United States president to die in combat.Each sixth-grade history student has a favorite character from World War I. Jordan said they all were creative in portraying their characters and their presentations were interesting and well delivered.“Parents and family members were also interested and involved in the wax museum,” she said.Kenzie Ray portrayed Elsie Inglis in the PLAS Wax Museum. “Elsie Inglis was a Scottish doctor in World War I,” Kenzie said. “She was the first female doctor in the war. My mother and I made a stethoscope like the one Elsie Inglis would have used. We made it out of rubber cord and a cabinet knob we got at Lowe’s.”Rose Buchanan made Carmen Sanders’ World War I rifle division uniform. Buchanan’s father was a British American POW. The medals on Carmen’s uniform were those won by Buchanan’s father.Carmen said wearing the medals Buchanan’s father was awarded made being in the wax museum even more memorable for her. Participation in the wax museum will hopefully be encouragement for the sixth-grade students to continue their interest in history and those who made it. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “The culminating activity of the month-long study of the war, was the Wax Museum,” Jordan said. “Each student’s character came to life and told about their participation in World War I. They dressed as that character and told his or her story.”Jordan said the students were interested in and excited about bringing their characters to life.Some of the characters’ costumes were purchased, others were home creations.  Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Published 8:18 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Martial earning respect and admiration of teammates Carlton Martial’s name has been at the top of Troy’s defensive statistics list all season long. Despite his small stature,… read more Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Sponsored Content Print Article By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… LIVING HISTORY: PLAS wax museum honors key figures The figures in the World War I Wax Museum at Pike Liberal Arts School came to life for an hour Tuesday morning. Visitors to the school were fortunate to be there to hear the stories the figures had to tell about their involvement in the “war to end all wars.”Laurie Lynn Jordan, PLAS history teacher, said the sixth-grade students have been studying the global war that originated in Europe and lasted from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918. Jordan said the follow-up activities of the study of the First World War included writing a paper about a selected character involved in the war, directly or indirectly, and making a speech about that individual. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Students to blame for Oxford’s housing crisis?

first_imgCORRECTION:It was previously stated in this article that Shelter would urge the council to investigate the impact of the transient student pupulation on availability of affordable housing for locals. This is in fact untrue, as Shelter has no evidence of any effect, and was thus unable to comment on the matter. Cherwell would like to apologise to Shelter and to its readers for any confusion this may have caused. Oxford is failing to provide enough affordable housing, a study by the charity Shelter revealed this week.The housing charity claims that Oxford city council is only meeting 12% of the demand for affordable new housing.Shelter’s Housing League Table was published this week. It shows that Oxford is ranked 226 out of 323 English local authorities, and has a shortfall of 1,547 new homes per year.Shelter told Cherwell that the effects of the student population on the lack of affordable housing in Oxford is something which they would like to know more about. They feel that this would be an issue for the council to investigate, as Shelter does not hold data on privately rented housing.Evidence from studies in other cities shows that short-term rental contracts, such as those usually leased by students, can inflate market rent prices.There are currently over 30,000 students from both Oxford and Brookes universities living in private accommodation in Oxford.Finding reasonably priced accommodation is also an issue for students who live out. The average rent for students in Cowley is £70 per week, close to the national average, but accommodation in Jericho can cost as much as £110 per week.St. Anne’s undergraduate Vanessa Carr said, “looking for a property close to your college is unnecessarily stressful. The deposits are large and some estate agents’ queuing processes are unfair.”This January some students camped outside North Oxford Property Services for two nights in snow and rain because of worries over the increasing demand for housing in the area.last_img read more