FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2014 Presentation

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2014 presentation Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Looking for income? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks

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Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 | More on: NG SSE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address Looking for income? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks Low interest rates may mean FTSE 100 dividend stocks could become increasingly popular among income-seeking investors over the coming years.However, in recent months, many former FTSE 100 dividend champions have cut their payouts to investors. 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…But some companies have held firm. Two of these FTSE 100 dividend stocks, in particular, look attractive in the current market. Buying these shares today may lead to high capital and income returns over the coming years. FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy Utility group National Grid (LSE: NG) is one of the few FTSE 100 companies that’s continued to report high demand for its services in the economic lockdown. Its latest trading update noted that the firm has “not seen a material impact on our financial performance” as a result of the coronavirus crisis. While the report did go on to note that the group was starting to see some delays creeping into its capital programme, it’s reassuring to see its underlying business performing well. The group also said it has amassed £5.5bn of financing to support its operations through these uncertain times. The FTSE 100 company is yet to decide on the level of its latest dividend payout. But, considering the limited impact the lockdown has had on operations, management could decide to hold the dividend firm. As such, with the shares currently yielding 5.5%, the FTSE 100 champion could well become a more popular income share while interest rates are stuck at historic lows.SSEAnother FTSE 100 company that may continue to attract income investors’ attention is SSE (LSE: SSE). The energy group is also likely to report a robust trading performance during the first half of 2020. Although the FTSE 100 company has faced headwinds in recent years, before coronavirus it was making encouraging progress on its new strategy.While SSE has been investing heavily in new renewable energy assets, the company recently sold its energy supply business. This removed the firm from the unpredictable and competitive retail supply business.By focusing on renewable energy, the company is positioning itself firmly for the future, and demand for its experience is rising. For example, SSE recently sold 51% of its $3.7bn offshore wind farm project to French energy major Total. These initiates should help protect the company’s dividend. Analysts had been expecting the group to reduce its payout this year, reflecting the sale of the retail energy business. However, even after this decline, the stock is set to yield more than 6%. After falling by nearly 25% from its one-year high, the FTSE 100 share appears to offer a margin of safety. Considering SSE’s defensive nature, it could offer a relatively attractive total return in the coming years during an uncertain period for the world economy.Therefore, it could be a worthwhile investment at present. last_img read more

Video: Taylor Andrade reflects on what Taizé has meant to…

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 28, 2013 Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Pine Ridge Taize, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Video: Taylor Andrade reflects on what Taizé has meant to her Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota] Taylor Andrade, from Pierre, South Dakota and one of the organizers of the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, reflects on her life and how Taizé help her find her faith.last_img read more

Social Groups House in Auckland / Mitchell and Stout Architects

first_img New Zealand Photographs Save this picture!© Patrick Reynolds+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134330/social-groups-house-in-auckland-mitchell-and-stout-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•New Zealand CopyAbout this officeMitchell and Stout ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialMixed UseNew ZealandPublished on May 14, 2011Cite: “Social Groups House in Auckland / Mitchell and Stout Architects” 14 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Year:  “COPY” Social Groups House in Auckland / Mitchell and Stout ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSocial Groups House in Auckland / Mitchell and Stout Architects Architects: Mitchell and Stout Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134330/social-groups-house-in-auckland-mitchell-and-stout-architects Clipboard Photographs:   Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. This house in three parts is designed to have the flexibility to accommodate various social groups. The house, apartment, and studio share social and exterior spaces, but could operate almost independently. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe site is elevated on a busy road, close to a beach, with great views over the harbour. Auckland is a city where outdoor life is vigorously embraced. Save this picture!ground floor planThe concrete walls of the buildings- which associate with the nearby historic concrete coastal fortifications- are partly covered with creeper, to soften them and protect them from the summer sun and rain. Plastic roofs, like wings or sails, give privacy and protection. Rainwater is collected off the roof via a large gutter into a tank for domestic use. Solar panels augment the heating of water. The materials of precast concrete, plywood, plastic and quarry tile are common vernacular fare in Auckland, but not usually put together like this. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe traditional veranda has become a roof terrace, hedged and covered- a much used dining room with a view.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum of the Second World War International Competition / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam …ArticlesUpdate: MoMA set to buy American Folk Art MuseumArticles Share 2007 Projects Social Groups House in Auckland / Mitchell and Stout Architectslast_img read more

Gahinga Batwa Village / Localworks

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Uganda Gahinga Batwa Village / Localworks Gahinga Batwa Village / LocalworksSave this projectSaveGahinga Batwa Village / Localworks ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897230/gahinga-batwa-village-studio-fh-architects Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig Howes+ 32Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Architects: Localworks Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897230/gahinga-batwa-village-studio-fh-architects Clipboard 2018 CopyHousing•Kisoro, Uganda Photographs:  Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesStructural Engineer:Aquila GalleryContractor:In-house construction team of Volcanoes Safaris with community supportCity:KisoroCountry:UgandaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesText description provided by the architects. This settlement for eighteen families has been built for and with a Gahinga-based group of Batwa, a marginalized people living in great poverty and destitution ever since their eviction from the forest. 10 acres of land, donated by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust for this purpose, has now become the new home of over 100 people. All materials utilized for the construction were donated by Volcanoes Safaris and guests of their nearby Mount Gahinga Lodge. Studio FH Architects provided the designs and supervision services for free as part of its pro-bono programme.Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesSave this picture!Sections and PlansSave this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesThe village has eighteen small houses, each measuring 20m2. The floor plans vary slightly but have all been based on a model house that was built by the future users themselves using branches and grass. All homes have a covered veranda for cooking, a small common room, and tiny bedrooms. The houses are built on rubble stone foundations using stones collected on site. Walls are constructed of eucalyptus poles with a bamboo grid and finished with earth plaster. Roofs are made of metal sheets with a papyrus layer above.Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesThe village layout was not drawn; instead, the placement of individual houses was done ‘on the go’ by the builders themselves. They were encouraged to respond to trees, rocks and other features; to avoid verandas facing the strong winds coming from the volcanoes; not to align the houses in strict rows, and to keep them tightly spaced as wind protection and to maximize the space available for farming. This has led to an interesting, random pattern that will, over time and with the help of trees, create comfortable public spaces and niches.Save this picture!Building Instructions 1Save this picture!Building Instructions 4Save this picture!Building Instructions 8To one side of the village, built into the slopes of a ravine, are two small buildings accommodating latrines? Lack of proper sanitation has been a great issue on the former site of this group and was seen as key to achieving a dignified and healthy environment. At the bottom of the site, near the main access, is the new community center. This dome-shaped structure, measuring about 100 sqm, is a multi-purpose space that can be used for assemblies, dance performances, adult education and many other uses.Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesSave this picture!Building Instructions 11Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesIts design inspiration was the traditional forest dwelling of the Batwa which is a light-weight dome made of bent branches covered by grass. The building is made of eucalyptus poles painted with recycled engine oil; galvanized metal sheets; papyrus roof cover; translucent sheets for doors and windows; and grass mats for the ceiling. The building has a total height of 6m and features two garage-like doors that can be swung open to increase the size and flexibility of the space. Given its complex structure, the construction team was issued with basic drawings plus an ‘IKEA-style’ assembly manual.Save this picture!© Will Boase Photography | Craig HowesProject gallerySee allShow lessOpificio Golinelli / diverserighestudioSelected ProjectsBoys Hostel Block / Zero Energy Design LabSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Unnamed Road, UgandaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing CopyAbout this officeLocalworksOfficeFollowProductsWoodPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingKisoroUgandaPublished on August 17, 2018Cite: “Gahinga Batwa Village / Localworks” 17 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

“Honourable Draw” for Blues

first_imgCroquet might be seen as a quintessentially Oxford sport; this year’s cuppers competition has an entry of over 500 players. However, outside Oxford the game is very much a specialist sport, and for this reason there are no university leagues. During the croquet season the players therefore instead battle out for the Frank Cooper Varsity Bowl against Cambridge, compete in the nationwide Longman Cup and play a number of friendlies, such as the game against High Wycombe last Saturday. This fixture was not without a history. The Oxford team entered the Longman Cup for the first time last year, and was defeated in the first round by High Wycombe. It was a tense affair, finishing 4:3 to the Buckinghamshire club, and the result may well have been different if the teams had been playing to the 3hour 30-minute time limit set in the rules. The friendly was a chance to seek revenge after this earlier loss. A game of croquet takes most of the day, and the two teams of four commenced at nine in the morning with doubles. The captain Stuart Romeril and Peter Barker lost to the High Wycombe duo of Bryan Judson and June Robinson, but the other Oxford doubles team, Simon Proctor and Andrew Cottrell, won their game to level the tie going into the lunch break. After the break all four team members engaging in singles play, and the players were paired together on a handicap system, similar to that of golf. Croquet has been dubbed ‘snooker on grass’, and the singles game between the Oxford captain Stuart Romeril and David Croker exemplified this. Like professional snooker, the players in croquet aim to create the opportunity to finish in one go, very similar to break building in snooker. After a scrappy start to the game, which could be compared to safety play in snooker, Stuart broke away and created an early lead. However, the points scored and the hoops passed can be a misleading guide to who’s winning because a good player, given the right opportunity, should finish the course in two goes or less. This theory was put into practice when, after a relatively easy miss, the Oxford captain let his opponent back into the game, and subsequently lost by 5 points. In the other singles the Oxford players won twice and lost once, and therefore the day ended in what the Oxford captain called “an honourable draw”, the scores in games three a piece. The Oxford team still have a number of home friendlies throughout term, but the main focus will be the Longman Cup, in which their first challenge will be an away fixture in Bristol, and of course the Varsity match, both of which will take place in June.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

St John’s set to get a tortoise

first_imgA motion has been passed by St John’s College JCR and MCR in favour of adopting a tortoise as a College pet.Undergraduates are now awaiting final approval from college authorities before purchasing the animal which will inhabit the College gardens and ‘boost the collegiate spirit’.Commenting on the new addition to St John’s, JCR President Martha MacKenzie commented, “Everyone was very enthusiastic about getting a pet… The MCR went on to pass a motion in favour of a tortoise so it was brought back this week and there was much excitement. The motion passed without any objections and with lots of enthusiasm!” St John’s student Rachel Dedmen stated “We chose a tortoise because they are relatively low maintenance, and could live quite happily in our gardens, with dedicated Tortoise Reps to guard their welfare.”She added, “The tortoise will only enrich the St John’s experience, and quickly be a source of College pride – taking part in the annual Corpus Tortoise Race – and becoming a figure in St John’s history, (it will outlive all of us).”Jeremy Evans, also a student at St John’s College stated “I’m fairly neutral to the tortoise”, but commented “The extent to which it would alter my St John’s experience would probably be going to see it once or twice.”Though funds are yet to be finalised it has been agreed that the start-up expenses, as well as an annual running cost, will be shared between the JCR and the MCR.It is hoped that the tortoise will help to create closer ties between the JCR and the MCR.last_img read more

The Auxilary of Shore Teams with Resorts Casino in Atlantic City to Put a…

first_imgGet ready for a “reely” great time at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, as the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center presents The Front Porch Holiday Slot Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Funds raised from this event will support services like breast cancer screenings and treatment for women in need at Shore Cancer Center. This event is part of Shore Medical Center’s year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary.All participants in the slot tournament will also receive a free ticket to Resorts Broadway Holiday show that day at 3:30 pm in the Superstar Theater. The Broadway Holiday Show, which stars Barbra Russell Sharpe, Ron Sharpe, Samantha Sharpe, and Friends, features the best music from Broadway favorites and many seasonal classics.This event will be hosted by Barbara Altman, host of “The Front Porch” radio show on WOND 1400AM. Masterpiece Advertising is a proud sponsor of this event.The slot tournament will be held in Resorts Casino in the slot tournament area located by the food court. Registration begins at noon at the tournament area adjacent to Soupman at the Quickbites food court. There is a $25 entry fee per person to participate. $15 of each entry fee will go toward the prize pool, with the remaining $10 donated to the Auxilary of Shore. Participants will play for 5 minutes, anytime from 12noon to 1:30pm. No RSVP is required.Resorts Casino is located at 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Complete details will be available at Resorts’ Promotions Booth. Valid photo ID and Star Card is required to participate. Participants must be 21 or older. Bet with your head, not over it. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center is Shore’s original fundraising organization. Part of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving and Development Department, the Auxiliary is made up of dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year on initiatives that include the hospital gift shop, thrift shops, golf tournaments and other community events. Since the Auxiliary’s inception in 1940, the Auxiliary has donated more than $12 million to Shore Medical Center.ABOUT SHORE MEDICAL CENTER At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 80 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received five consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014.  Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Advanced ICU Care, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team (www.GivetoShore.org) creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center.last_img read more

Ocean City Seniors Keep Engaged During COVID-19 Crisis

first_imgOcean City AARP Chapter 1062 members, shown here during an event in the fall, continue to keep busy and engaged by using technology and through other ways. By MADDY VITALEIn the beginning of a pandemic it becomes a reality that the many things that one takes for granted are on hold — no more gatherings or parties or events — and for some it can leave a feeling of isolation and loneliness.But Kathi Dwyer, media liaison for Ocean City’s AARP Chapter 1062, and Michele Musto, volunteer coordinator for United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, the seniors just had to get a bit inventive and creative in ways to continue socializing – albeit at least six feet from their friend.Both Dwyer and Musto said their senior populations are tech savvy using various social media platforms to safely keep engaged. However, getting outside and being active are other highly recommended ways to stay healthy both emotionally and physically, they noted.“Many of our members are mobile and driving. I encourage them to continue social distancing, but to go for short or long walks,” Dwyer said. “There are some elderly people who are housebound and can’t get around, so talking to their friends on the phone is a good way to have contact with people.”She added that people could even partake in “distant chatting” with their neighbors in their yards.Other ways AARP members are keeping engaged is through Facebook. OCNJ AARP Chapter 1062 has a page with a wealth of information about COVID-19 from Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order requiring New Jersey residents to “stay at home” and all non-essential businesses to remain closed.A packed AARP 1062 event at the library in the winter. (Photo courtesy OCNJ AARP 1062 Facebook page)The Facebook page also contains an array of services that seniors may use, including the county’s Fare Free Transportation for needed medical appointments such as dialysis and even information about online food store ordering for all of a senior’s groceries.Dwyer said some pastimes such as reading a good book or watching old movies or upbeat Hallmark Channel shows are all great ways to get through a bad time in history.In the Facebook post to AARP Chapter 1062’s members it said:“AARP has been working to promote the health and well-being of older Americans for more than 60 years.”In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, AARP is providing information and resources to help older people and those caring for them to protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others. You can find AARP’s coronavirus resources online at https://www.aarp.org/health/?cmp=CON-HEALTH-COVID19-031220.“We will be updating our AARP Facebook page with additional information going forward,” Dwyer said.Michele Musto, sitting, volunteer coordinator at United Methodist Communities at The Shores, with volunteers and residents, has had to be creative in designing events for the seniors to keep everyone engaged amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy Michele Musto)Musto, the UMC volunteer coordinator, said the residents at the facility, which has assisted living residents through hospice, has put together a host of ways to keep the residents active, while staying at a safe distance.One of the activities is bingo, which Musto runs twice a day, but with participants sitting far apart, she emphasized.She said there has been an outpouring of support from the community. Volunteers have created cards and letters and sent gifts to keep the residents upbeat in a critical time.“We are getting very creative in ways to connect,” Musto said. “Just because we are a retirement community doesn’t mean we can’t keep up with technology. We know it is unprecedented, so we are really pulling together to make everyone happy.”And just as AARP members need to stay connected, Musto said the UMC residents must stay active.“We have a responsibility to the families to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable and connected. We are social beings, so we are really encouraging people to do crossword puzzles, connect with each other in many ways. Write a letter. Read a good book,” Musto said.She continued, “We are just trying to get through each day and do so with a sense of humor. This is a serious situation, but you still need to keep the joy and humor and the fun in life. We are a friendly community.”For more information visit OCNJ AARP 1062 on Facebook or send an email to [email protected] To learn more about United Methodist Communities at The Shores go to the Facebook page or visit https://theshores.umcommunities.orgUnited Methodist Communities in Ocean City is a full-service care facility from assisted living to hospice.last_img read more

Irish bread-like products face price increase

first_imgIrish bakers could suffer as a result of a move by Revenue to significantly hike up the price of bagels, croissants and garlic bread.It has decided that these type of bakery products could increase in price by as much as 13.5%, because they were not sufficiently bread-like to be exempt from VAT.Michael Noonan, Ireland’s Finance Minister, met with representatives of the Irish baking industry to discuss the move and explained that nothing would change for at least a week until further consultations.Bakers, suppliers and retailers are thought to be angered by the decision as they felt they had not been properly informed about the new VAT rules, as well as the products that fall into this category, which could heavily affect their businesses. One supplier told The Irish Times that they had received no formal notification from Revenue and had only come across the information on its website by accident.last_img read more