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CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2005 Abridged Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 abridged results.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2005 abridged results.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Are Greggs shares too cheap to ignore?

first_img Paul Summers owns shares of Greggs. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Are Greggs shares too cheap to ignore? Paul Summers | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: GRG For a few years, baker Greggs (LSE: GRG) has been the toast of the high street. Savvy marketing combined with low-ticket treats had people queueing outside the FTSE 250 member’s stores. There were even ‘midnight openings’ for new products. From an investment perspective, Greggs has been even sweeter. Go back to 2013 and the stock changed hands for around 400p. Fast forward to this January and the very same shares were trading at 2,550p a pop. Who needs a high-flying electric car company when you can make a very healthy profit from the humble sausage roll? 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…Greggs vs Covid-19Since then, of course, the world has been turned upside down. The arrival of the coronavirus on UK shores resulted in people being unable to get their Greggs fix. It may have been bucking the trend of listed companies on the high street, but that mattered little when said high street was shut for business. Thankfully, we now appear to be through the worst. Greggs, however, is staying cautious, almost totally suspending its new shop opening programme and accelerating its delivery and click & collect services. It’s also been negotiating rent reductions with landlords.However, it would seem that investors aren’t inclined to wait around for normal business to resume. At Friday’s close, Greggs shares fetched 1,481p — 42% off their all-time high.The question is whether this price is fair or even a downright steal. For now, I’m inclined to go with the former.Baked in?I don’t think there can be any doubt that Greggs possesses many of the hallmarks of a great business. It generates consistently excellent returns on capital (low-to-mid 20%), has a strong brand, a loyal following and solid finances. Margins are also higher than you might expect — around 10%. All that said, there are reasons to think the shares could still have further to fall. For one, it’s looking like the UK economy will take longer to revive than first thought.While recent figures show retail sales are improving, it would seem that many of us are struggling to break the new habit of buying more online and less from physical shops. In addition to this, a lot of office workers are still to return to their desks and the number of people filtering through train stations and airports is clearly still less than it was. All of these things impact on early morning and lunchtime sales at Greggs.Tomorrow’s interim results will provide an inkling on how the company is faring post-lockdown, but I’m not expecting anything remotely pretty in the numbers just yet. After all, Greggs already stated in June that it expects sales will be “lower than normal for some time” and that it will be limiting its product range to best-sellers as a result.Contrarian betNothing can be guaranteed when it comes to stocks and being an existing holder of Greggs no doubt makes me biased. However, I struggle to imagine why it won’t bounce back even stronger once the coronavirus dust settles. For this reason, I’m likely to increase my (still modest) holding if the share price continues heading downwards in the near term. Successful investing involves distinguishing between companies experiencing short-term blips and those suffering game-changing problems. Greggs, I believe, is surely in the first category.I’m getting ready to tuck in. 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA in this market rally

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Alan Oscroft owns shares of Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. 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. Enter Your Email Address 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA in this market rally Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 | More on: BDEV BLND 2020 is turning out to be a great year for those looking for FTSE 100 shares for their Stocks and Shares ISA. Especially newcomers, who aren’t suffering any falls from last year. But either way, for long-term investors a stock market dip can provide some cheap buys.Today I’m looking at two FTSE 100 shares that took a hammering when the pandemic arrived. They’ve both rebounded strongly in the past month, and I’m eyeing them up for my list of potential buys.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…My first Stocks and Shares ISA candidate is British Land (LSE: BLND), which just released first-half results. The British Land share price was one of the biggest fallers in the early part of the crash, rapidly falling 50%. But now that news of Covid-19 vaccine progress seems to be arriving almost daily, it’s put in one of the most impressive rebounds. British Land shares are up 30% so far in November.Liquidity fine, shares on a discountBut for it to be a Stocks and Shares ISA choice for me, I’d have to be convinced by the firm’s long-term potential.  And these first-half figures go some way towards that, even if they’re not immediately pretty. With its tenants, especially retail ones, under pandemic pressure, British Land has seen its underlying EPS fall by 34.8%. That’s due, not surprisingly, to a rise in provisions for rent receivables.Its portfolio valuation has fallen too, by 7.3%. Retail properties took the brunt, down 14.9%. And net tangible assets declined 10.3% to 693p per share. But, wait a minute, the shares are trading at just 495p. So that’s a discount to net tangible assets of nearly 30%. Liquidity looks fine, with the firm selling £456m in retail assets since April — at 6.7% above book value.British Land is paying an interim dividend of 8.4p per share, so analysts’ full-year expectations could prove too pessimistic. They’re predicting a return to a 4% yield next year anyway. Yes, British Land is firmly on my Stocks and Shares ISA list.Another Stocks and Shares ISA pickMy second pick is in the property business too. It’s Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV), whose shares are also rebounding strongly. The price was already picking up, and November has brought an extra 35% hike.The Barratt Developments share price is now down just 10% in 2020, having bounced back above the FTSE 100. The lack of 2020 dividend has discouraged a lot of investors, and we’re expecting a big earnings fall for Barratt this year. But the housebuilding business can be cyclical. And I invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA for the long term, which means I’m happy to sit out short-term ups and downs.I reckon Barratt has one of the most rock-solid long-term prospects there is. We’re still facing a chronic housing shortage, and the 2020 slowdown is surely just a pause in demand that won’t last.Forecasts suggest a big earnings rebound for 2021–21. And there’s already a 3.4% dividend yield penciled in. I hold Persimmon shares, but Barratt could well be joining them in my Stocks and Shares ISA.center_img 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. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

WIN a copy of Rugby Union Team Manager 2015!

first_imgFriday Nov 28, 2014 WIN a copy of Rugby Union Team Manager 2015! We’re giving away 5 copies of the brand new Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, the most comprehensive rugby management game ever created. Learn more about it below, watch the video and enter now to stand a chance of winning. Fans have been asking about a quality Rugby Union manager game for years, so with Alternative Software’s latest release, rugby gurus now get the chance to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of Rugby management, allowing the player to battle their way through season after season; securing success both on and off the field.Pleasing the fans and the star players whilst maintaining the backing of the boardroom, you will be in complete control. Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 delivers the most comprehensive rugby simulation ever produced, with the biggest licensed competitions from across the world, over 14,500 players and over 320 playable teams.Always keeping you in complete control, Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, not only puts you in charge of the team, but an entire club, from youth development through to the first team, the players, coaches, physios, scouts and doctors – you’re in charge.Each of the plentiful club facilities are upgradable allowing you to expand on training and tactics that make a great team, and when match day comes, watch all the action unfold in the bespoke 2D and 3D engines, giving instructions in real-time to turn the tide of a match.The game has been in development for the past 2 years, and has been developed, from the ground up by Rugby fans for Rugby fans.The release date is December 3rd, while the French version will be released around the 16th December. It will be available via several retailers, including as a digital download via Steam. View more game and purchase information on the official Rugby Union Team Manager website ENTER TO WIN ONE OF FIVE COPIES: How many officially licensed teams are there in Rugby Union Team Manager 2015?Send an email to [email protected] with the answerThe closing date for entries is midnight, Sunday 14th December 2014. Winners will be contacted via emailADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fundraising 2.0 workshop

first_img A workshop by Steve Bridger, presented in Brussels on 5 June 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Fundraising 2.0 workshop Howard Lake | 17 May 2011 | 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.last_img read more

Textile donation service lets donors choose where their money goes

first_img A free-of-charge portal has launched that gives individuals full control over where the money goes for their unwanted clothing and textiles.1step2be lets individuals turn their unwanted textiles into money and either donate the money to a campaign already on the portal or set up their own. The service donates 13p for every kilo of textiles donated.Anyone can set up a campaign with charities only entitled to set up indefinite campaigns for which collected funds are settled in 30-day accounting periods. Each donation on the 1step2be portal is also eligible for Gift Aid. Charities can find out more about how to set up a campaign on the site. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=UTJ6RNWt6uw[/youtube] Textile donation service lets donors choose where their money goes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Donated goods Recycling  309 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 21 November 2018 | News 1step2be collects: jackets, coats, dresses, trousers, jumpers, shirts, t-shirts, unused lingerie, shoes, jewellery and handbags, curtains, tablecloths, bedding and towels, soft and hard toys. All items must be clean and usable. The service sends a courier to the donor, weighs the textiles and tells them instantly how much their unwanted clothes will make for their chosen cause.According to 1step2be, around 75% of households admit to throwing away unwanted textiles rather than recycling, with the UK sending 300,000 tonnes of clothing each year to the landfill instead of to a good cause or recycling.Jakub Czernecki, Director and co-owner of 1step2be said:“1step2be was created based on indepth market analysis which has shown us things that need to change to make clothes collections more sustainable, and easier for donors to get involved.“We realised how much waste bag collections has and wanted to find a way for this plastic use to be prevented. 1step2be doesn’t post bags through donors doors, and instead collects directly from their house meaning no unnecessary plastic. It makes it more convenient for the donors and charities using the service with them knowing exactly where the money has come from.”“Helping reduce waste is extremely important to us and turning that waste into money to help other people makes it all worthwhile. Fundraising for a charity has never been so simple, trustworthy and free.”  308 total views,  2 views today Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Trump and Mussolini

first_imgCalling Mexicans “rapists,” making crude sexist remarks, advocating torture, attacking Muslims and mocking disabled people aren’t enough for Donald Trump.The billionaire presidential candidate is now quoting Adolf Hitler’s best buddy, Benito Mussolini. The Italian dictator’s pompous saying, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,” was re-tweeted by Trump on Feb. 28.When Chuck Todd asked the real estate tycoon about this on “Meet the Press,” Trump replied, “Look, Mussolini was Mussolini. It’s OK to — it’s a very good quote, it’s a very interesting quote, and I know it.” (Politico, Feb. 28)Trump likes this “very good quote” because Mussolini viewed himself as a lion and working people as sheep. So does Trump.From renegade to dictatorUnlike Trump’s rich daddy, Mussolini’s father was a socialist blacksmith. His mother was a schoolteacher. Their eldest child was named after Mexican president Benito Juárez, a freedom fighter who defeated French occupiers in 1867 and built schools. (history.com)Benito Mussolini joined the socialist party and became editor of the party’s daily newspaper, “Avanti!” (Forward!). In 1911 he was arrested at a rally protesting Italy’s invasion of Libya, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. (“100 Years of Bombing Libya,” Mark Almond)But after World War I broke out, Benito Mussolini became a renegade who demanded Italy join the imperialist bloodbath. He spat on the slogan “Workers of all countries, unite!” and was ousted from the party.World War I was a disaster for Italy, with 650,000 soldiers killed and almost a million wounded. Italian workers and peasants didn’t want to die for their bosses and landlords. An anti-war movement arose.Mussolini organized thugs to beat up protesters. He was paid to do so by British intelligence agency MI5. His Majesty’s Secret Service gave Mussolini 100 British pounds a week, equal to 6,000 pounds or $9,000 a week in 2009 money. This cash jumpstarted the fascist movement and allowed Mussolini to publish his newspaper, “Il Popolo d’Italia.” (Guardian, Oct. 13, 2009)The CIA has bankrolled one Mussolini-type after another all over the planet. Among their murdered victims were Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973 and Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in 1961. A U.S. Senate committee chaired by Frank Church revealed some of the gory details of the latter in 1975-76.Mussolini labeled his thugs “fascists,” which is derived from the Latin word “fascis.” This was a bundle of rods with an axe that were used in ancient Rome to execute poor people and slaves. Fascists were the Italian Ku Klux Klan.Italian workers revolted after the war and seized factories in Torino. Unlike Russia’s Bolsheviks, however, Italian socialist leaders proved incapable of leading the working class to power.Some leftists discounted the fascist danger and even believed Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III wouldn’t tolerate such a gangster. A notable exception was Communist Party leader Antonio Gramsci, who later spent a decade in Mussolini’s prisons.But Mussolini was just what Italy’s wealthy and powerful needed to stem the working-class upsurge. Against a backdrop of poverty and political demoralization, Mussolini made phony promises and incited hatred against other peoples, just like what Trump is doing today.After the fascists staged a theatrical march on Rome in 1922, the king handed power over to Mussolini.Italian fascists were called black shirts because that’s what they wore. Black shirts wrecked union halls and were notorious for administering castor oil to opponents. They assassinated a socialist member of parliament, Giacomo Matteotti.None of this violence stopped the world’s rich and powerful from backing Mussolini. Newspapers even claimed, “Mussolini made the trains run on time!” In 1923 Time magazine praised Mussolini’s “remarkable self-control, rare judgment and efficient application of ideas.” (“Luce and His Empire,” W. A. Swanberg)Winston Churchill said, “Fascism has rendered a service to the entire world. … If I were Italian, I am sure I would have been with you entirely.” (The Telegraph, London, Sept. 2, 2010)Wars and miseryMussolini’s public works programs made the unemployed break rocks while the super rich — like the Agnelli family who owned the Fiat automobile company — enjoyed a bonanza.The fascist regime continued Italian imperialism’s colonial war against Libya, whose people never stopped resisting. The Libyan leader, the 69-year-old Omar Mukhtar, was publicly hanged on Sept. 16, 1931.A century after Libya was first invaded by Italy, U.S. and other NATO powers bombed the African country relentlessly. Libya’s leader Moammar Gadhafi was lynched, dying at his post on Oct. 20, 2011.Italy first tried to invade Ethiopia in the 1890s, but was decisively defeated at the Battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896. In 1934 Mussolini invaded Ethiopia again, using poison gas. A million Africans were killed. So were thousands of Italian soldiers.Black America defended Ethiopia. The solidarity campaign was led in Harlem by future congressman Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and the Communist Party USA. On Aug. 3, 1935, over 25,000 people marched in Harlem in solidarity with Ethiopia against Italy. Hundreds of Italian-American workers joined the protest. (“Communists in Harlem during the Depression,” Mark Naison)Thousands of Italian troops also died in the Spanish Civil War supporting fascist dictator Francisco Franco.Mussolini’s joining Hitler to invade the Soviet Union was his downfall. Italy’s Defense Ministry admits that 20,800 Italian soldiers were killed at battles around Stalingrad. Another 64,000 were captured. The battle of Stalingrad, which ended on Feb. 2, 1943, was the turning point of World War II, with 800,000 Axis forces dead, wounded, missing or captured.Stalingrad was an electric jolt to Italians who saw in early 1943 that Mussolini could be overthrown. Communist-led partisans fought Italian fascists and German occupying troops for two years.The U.S. and Britain invaded Italy a year before they invaded France because they feared a socialist revolution would break out there. Future CIA director Allen Dulles conducted secret negotiations with Nazi Gen. Karl Wolff, the commander of SS (Schutzstaffel) troops in Italy. (“Dulles,” Leonard Mosley)Italian communist partisans captured Mussolini and executed him on April 28, 1945. His naked body was hanged upside down in Milan. The Italian people — and the peoples of Libya and Ethiopia — were avenged.Donald Trump may not be a Benito Mussolini. But he peddles some of the same poison.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Immigration Reform Passes Senate

first_img Previous articleUSDA Announces New Snack Standards for SchoolsNext articleAg Groups Applaud Senate-Passed Immigration Measure Gary Truitt Immigration Reform Passes Senate Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 27, 2013 The U.S. Senate has approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 by a vote of 68 to 32. The measure includes provisions to allow current undocumented ag workers to gain citizenship after working another five years in agriculture and create a new guest worker program.  The measure was not supported by Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran or committee members Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Chambliss argued the ag provisions made it too easy for farm workers to gain citizenship and wouldn’t create a stable workforce. He tried to make changes through a series of amendments – but the leadership didn’t allow them to come to a vote. House Speaker John Boehner says the House will not take up the Senate-approved measure. He says they will do their own bill – through regular order – and it will be legislation that reflects the will of the majority and the will of the American people.The following are key agricultural labor provisions included in the immigration reform bill:* Current undocumented farm workers will be eligible to obtain legal status through a new Blue Card program if they choose to remain working in agriculture:* Ag workers who can document working in U.S. agriculture for a minimum of 100 workdays or 575 hours prior to December 31, 2012 can adjust to this new Blue Card status.* After a minimum of five years, workers who fulfill their Blue Card work requirements in U.S. agriculture will become eligible to apply for a Green Card, providing that they have no outstanding taxes, no convictions and pay a fine.* A new agricultural guest worker program will be established, with two work options:* An “At-Will” option will allow workers to enter the country to accept a specific job offer from an authorized agricultural employer, under a three-year visa. Employees will then be able to move within the country, working “at will” for any other authorized agricultural employer during that time. Employers must provide housing or a housing allowance to these workers.* A “Contract-Based” option will allow workers to enter the country to accept a specific contract for a specific amount of work from an authorized employer. This will also provide for a three-year visa, and require employers to provide housing or a housing allowance.* All guest workers will be paid an agreed-upon wage under the terms of this agreement.* There is a visa cap for the first five years of the program while current workers are participating in the Blue Card program. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to modify that cap if circumstances in agricultural labor require.* The new program will be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Home Indiana Agriculture News Immigration Reform Passes Senate SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growth

first_img Previous: Replacement Checks Issued for Unclaimed Foreclosure Settlement Payments Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 2/18/2015 About Author: Tory Barringer Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growth Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Freddie Mac Homeownership Rate Jobs Unemployment 2015-02-18 Tory Barringer  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growthcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Homeownership Rate Jobs Unemployment The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago With job growth continuing on a strong track, a growing number of housing economists anticipate a comeback in homeownership—particularly among young adults—in the months and years ahead.However, a recent study from Freddie Mac turned up some discouraging results to throw some cold water on economists’ high hopes: The job fields that are expected to grow most in the coming years happen to have some of the lowest homeownership rates.Freddie’s analysts reached that conclusion after examining homeownership data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and comparing it to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections for job growth from 2012 through 2022.The findings?”What we find is that many of America’s fastest growing careers (in terms of numbers of workers) have average or below average homeownership rates,” said Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist, Len Kiefer. “At the same time, the professions with higher homeownership rates are generally headed for average or subpar growth.”Kiefer explained that most of the projected openings in the next few years—about two-thirds—are in low-education jobs, which typically have lower than average wages, making it more difficult for those workers to handle housing costs.Among the top occupations for job openings are retail and food preparation, which have homeownership rates of 55.6 percent and 27.2 percent, respectively. The current U.S. rate is 64 percent.Other fast-growing occupations include cashiers (with a 36.8 percent homeownership rate) and waiters/waitresses (26.8 percent).On the other hand, jobs in professions with higher homeownership rates (70 percent or more) are generally likely to see growth of 10 percent or less. That category includes engineers, lawyers, doctors, and computer and math professionals.There were a few exceptions: Registered nurses, general and operations managers, accountants, first-line supervisors, and elementary school teachers (except special education) all have homeownership rates topping 70 percent, and all are expected to grow rapidly.Kiefer does make a few notes regarding the findings: For one, it relies on homeownership rates remaining steady across various professions. It also assumes that there won’t be any surprises in the job market when it comes to payrolls and wages.Unless there is a significant change, though, “the current jobs outlook does not suggest a major uptick in domestic homebuying power going into the next decade,” he said.”This also suggests the debate over how best to support sustainable homeownership will continue to be important in coming years,” he added. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 18, 2015 1,260 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Hijacking incident may be linked to security alert in Derry

first_img Hijacking incident may be linked to security alert in Derry Pinterest Facebook Previous article‘End of an era’ – The Grill fondly rememberedNext articleRAP, Gaoth Dobhair acquired by ProAmpac Holldings News Highland Twitter Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Detectives in Derry are appealing for information about the report of a vehicle hijacking in the Cornshell Fields area of the city last night. A report was made to police at 9:30pm that a silver-coloured Mitsubishi Outlander on Ballyarnett Road was hijacked by four masked men.The vehicle was later found burnt out in the Racecourse Road area.In a statement Detective Inspector Finlay that police are investigating the incident, which police believe may be linked to the security alert in the Racecourse Road area during the early hours of this morning and are appealing to anyone who has information about either incident to call them.In particular police are appealing to anyone who was in the Cornshell Fields area at around 9:30pm and witnessed the incident or, who saw the vehicle being driven away, to get in touch with them.Police are also appealing to anyone who may have been on Racecourse Road and saw the vehicle there, where it was located burnt out, to call detectives at Strand Road on 101. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more