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Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) 2020 Annual Report


first_imgKakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Kakuzi Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Kakuzi Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$61.87K (KES6.7M). An average of US$5.16K (KES558.63K) per month.Kakuzi Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


3 reasons why I’d invest money in blue-chip shares at today’s prices


first_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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 3 reasons why I’d invest money in blue-chip shares at today’s prices Investing money in blue-chip shares after the stock market crash could be a profitable long-term move. In some cases, high-quality businesses are currently trading at prices that do not fully reflect their long-term growth potential.Furthermore, the stock market has a long track record of recovery from downturns. Therefore, even if there is another market crash, the prospects for equities over the coming years could prove to be positive.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…Meanwhile, a lack of return potential elsewhere may mean that stocks outperform other assets. This could make now the right time to build a diverse portfolio of shares.Undervalued blue-chip sharesMany blue-chip shares currently face uncertain operating conditions that may persist for a number of months. However, in many cases those risks appear to have been priced in by investors. A wide range of stocks currently trade at prices that are significantly below their long-term averages. In some cases, today’s valuations have not been seen since the last bear market during the global financial crisis over a decade ago.Buying undervalued shares can prove to be a sound move. It allows an investor to access a high-quality business at a low price that can provide scope for greater capital returns over the coming years. Certainly, cheap shares can become even less expensive in the short run. However, their long-term prospects may be much more positive than current valuations suggest.Recovery potential after a stock market crashAnother reason to invest in blue-chip shares is their long-term recovery prospects. The stock market has experienced numerous corrections, bear markets and downturns in its long history. While they have been painful in the short term for many investors, indexes such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 have always recovered to post fresh highs in the following years.At the present time, a stock market recovery may seem somewhat unlikely. Risks such as a weak economic outlook and coronavirus mean that investor sentiment may deteriorate in the short run. However, the stock market’s track record suggests that growth from its current level via a sustained bull market is likely to take place in the coming years.Relative appeal of stocksBlue-chip shares may face an uncertain near-term outlook. However, their long-term return prospects appear to be far more attractive than those of other mainstream assets.For example, low interest rates mean that cash and bonds offer return prospects that are potentially lower than inflation. This could hurt an individual’s spending power over the long run. Meanwhile, high house prices and gold’s rise in 2020 may mean that there is better value for money in the stock market.Through buying a diverse portfolio of blue-chip shares, an investor could profit from low prices and a likely long-term recovery. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy stocks, rather than other assets. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Thursday, 26th November, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more


Haus am Bach / Dolmus Architekten


first_imgArchitects: dolmus Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Martin Guggisberg, Aytac PekdemirSave this picture!© Aytac PekdemirRecommended ProductsCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersWoodTechnowoodTechnowood in Presidential HouseFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The site is situated on the countryside of central Switzerland, close to Luzern. A small stream with high trees bounds the parcel to the south and a street to the north. The qualities of the idyllic surrounding with an astonishing view of the Swiss central Alps were the ideal background to let the environment be part of the concept. Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirThe foundation is developed to meet the flood protection, its form reflexes the outlines of the parcel. The residential building and the garage are on top of the base and a gap separates them. Both buildings are shaped through the same angle of the saddle roof. Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirThe basic concept is an open building in connection with the environment and clearly structured areas. The open room flow of the house is defined through two closed volumes, which encloses the staircase and the bathrooms. A two-storey open space combines the centre of the house. On the first floor the rooms gain on quality and generosity through the saddle roof. Each room has its own quality in dimension, height and view. Save this picture!© Martin GuggisbergThe facade to the north captures only a few small windows, while the south facade has floor-to-ceiling windows. The plastering has a vertical structure and its bright earth colour brings liveliness to the stern geometrical form of the building. Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirThe materials concrete, polished cement floor and coloured woodworks define the interior, those grey colours give a decent contrast to the white plastered walls. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Open Exchange’ Green Square Library and Plaza Competition Entry / MODUArticlesAIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information KnowledgebaseArticles Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Lucerne, Switzerland Haus am Bach / Dolmus Architekten Haus am Bach / Dolmus ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHaus am Bach / Dolmus Architekten Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316855/haus-am-bach-dolmus-architekten Clipboard Houses 2012 Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officedolmus ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLucerneHouses3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on January 10, 2013Cite: “Haus am Bach / Dolmus Architekten” 10 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Haus am Bach公寓/Dolmus Architekten事务所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 Photographs Projects Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316855/haus-am-bach-dolmus-architekten Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Aytac Pekdemir+ 17 Sharelast_img read more


Charity Commission updates charity registration advice


first_imgCharity Commission updates charity registration advice 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 MoreAddThis There are also other minor amendments in the text to “make it as up to date as possible.” The Charity Commission has updated its ./guidance booklet entitled “Registering as a charity”, reference CC21.The ./guidance was last updated in August 2003. The new version updated in December 2003 features a small number of changes. These reflect the publication of extended example objects on the Commission’s Web site (paragraph 63); further clarification of the circumstances in which the Commission will consider governing documents in draft form (paragraph 89); and changes to the requirements for the stamping of trust deeds following the introduction of Stamp Duty Land Tax on 1 December 2003. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 January 2004 | Newslast_img read more


¡A Defender a Venezuela y poner fin a las sanciones!


first_imgEl Presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela merece los mayores elogios y el apoyo por rechazar firmemente la última ronda de presiones de Estados Unidos diseñada para socavar y derrocar a la Revolución Bolivariana.El 9 de marzo, la administración Obama anunció más sanciones contra Venezuela, calificando al país y a sus dirigentes como “una extraordinaria amenaza a la seguridad nacional de Estados Unidos”.Esta declaración no es sólo una increíble y crasa mentira. También es la clase de lenguaje que permite que las ramas del gobierno estadounidense aumenten sus esfuerzos subversivos contra Venezuela de modos muy materiales —a través del sabotaje económico, operaciones clandestinas e incluso movimientos militares.El presidente Maduro respondió a este ataque, diciendo: “El Presidente Barack Obama, representando a la élite imperialista de Estados Unidos, personalmente ha decidido asumir la tarea de derrotar a mi gobierno e intervenir en Venezuela para controlarla”. Lo calificó como un “error colosal” y una “arrogancia imperialista”, felicitando a los funcionarios venezolanos que enfrentan las sanciones de Estados Unidos como “héroes”. “Los felicito”, dijo el ex conductor y líder sindical, agregando que “es un honor” ser incluidos en la lista de sanciones de Estados Unidos.¿Qué es la Revolución Bolivariana de todos modos? Es un valiente esfuerzo por las masas venezolanas y sus dirigentes de romper con la dominación del capital estadounidense y reorientar su país hacia la construcción de cooperación con otras naciones en la región. Es una lucha para superar la terrible herencia de siglos de explotación, saqueo de la tierra y el exterminio de los pueblos originarios que caracteriza a todas las Américas. Se trata de un movimiento para unir a todos aquellas/os que han sido oprimidos y explotados para establecer nuevas relaciones basadas en la solidaridad y el respeto mutuo.Fue la elección de Hugo Chávez por cuatro períodos como Presidente, con apoyo de las masas para sus planes revolucionarios, que abrió la puerta para que Venezuela asumiera este papel. Durante décadas, este país rico en petróleo había estado bajo la dominación de los EUA. Estaba marcadamente dividido entre una clase pequeña, muy privilegiada de funcionarios bien pagados haciendo la licitación de los monopolios imperialistas petroleros y millones de pobres urbanos y rurales, que carecían de alimentos, escuelas, atención médica y participación política.Chávez mismo se había reforzado en su oposición a los gobiernos entreguistas cuando, como oficial en el ejército, fue llamado a sofocar disturbios sobre alimentos en Caracas en febrero de 1989. El pueblo venezolano, incluso aquellos en la ciudad capital, se moría de hambre.Hoy en día, el subsidio del Gobierno Bolivariano sobre los precios de los alimentos, para que todo el mundo se alimente, es criticado en los medios de comunicación imperialistas como una fuente de la crisis económica. No, son las sanciones estadounidenses y el precio decreciente del petróleo en el mercado mundial que han creado dificultades para el pueblo venezolano —esto y el sabotaje deliberado de la economía por elementos contrarrevolucionarios quienes quieren volver a los terribles viejos días cuando la clase rica dominaba las masas despóticamente. Esta élite ha recibido todo tipo de apoyo clandestino de las agencias de inteligencia de Estados Unidos.La acusación de Maduro que EUA ha estado tratando de derrocar a los gobiernos progresistas bolivarianos no es ninguna fantasía, a pesar de los constantes desmentidos estadounidenses y los reportes por los medios corporativos. Cualquiera interesada/o en los detalles los puede encontrar fácilmente en venezuelaanalysis.com, que publica entrevistas extensas en línea con expertos como el ex-oficial de la CIA Philip Agee, que describe detalladamente cómo tal subversión trabaja.Por ejemplo, la USAID —conocida durante mucho tiempo como un frente de la CIA— ha desarrollado elaborados planes de cambio de régimen a través de su Oficina de Transición Alternativa. Envolviendo siempre sus esfuerzos contrarrevolucionarios sangrientos en términos como “la promoción de paz y democracia”, estos documentos, disponibles a través de Wikileaks, confirman lo que Maduro y otros venezolanos dicen.¡Ahora es el momento! ¡A la calle para apoyar a la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi


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Pasadena Museum of History Honors Jericho Road Pasadena and Hometown Pasadena


first_img Make a comment Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS L-R: Julie Stires, Melanie Goodyear, Jeannette O’Malley (PMH Executive Director), Karen Craig (PMH Trustee), Kat Ward. Photo credit: Jim StaubTwo local organizations and a Museum volunteer were singled out for special accolades at the Pasadena Museum of History’s Annual Meeting on January 31.The Corporate Angel Award was presented to Jericho Road Pasadena which, under the direction of Melanie Goodyear, matches skilled individual volunteers with local nonprofits needing assistance in specific projects. Jericho Road volunteers have helped Pasadena Museum of History with numerous items requiring technical expertise, the most visible being development of the Museum’s new website, which reflects over 200 volunteer hours of professional-quality work.The Lynne Emery Collections Ambassador Award was presented jointly to Kat Ward, publisher of the popular online journal Hometown Pasadena, and PMH Research Volunteer and author Julie Stires. This award is given to any volunteer, staff person, or community member who utilizes PMH’s collections to promote the Museum and make the public more aware of them. Stires has spent years cataloguing and studying Fenyes family history. Hometown Pasadena has provided her with a platform to tell the meticulously researched and engaging stories about Eva Scott Fenyes and her accomplishments in a monthly column, as well as spotlighting the work of other local historians in the “History Buff” section of the online publication.Pasadena Museum of History, 470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, (626) 577-1660 or visit pasadenahistory.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Gatherings Pasadena Museum of History Honors Jericho Road Pasadena and Hometown Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 4:35 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community Newslast_img read more


Commissioners to consider Public Power Pool for ECLEC


first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous article021519_Permian_Frenship_boys_soccer_14Next article021219_SuperReader Odessa American TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Local News By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 center_img Twitter Facebook The Commissioners’ Court will consider approving Public Power Pool as an electric provider for the Ector County Law Enforcement Center jail additions project. Ector County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners’ courtroom, Room 120, located in the Ector County Administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St. Public Power Pool is an electrical aggregate that has provided services to the county for about 15 years. The agenda item will seek the approval of commissioners to expand services to the new jail facility. County commissioners originally approved an expansion to the jail to be paid for by a $25 million debt issuance, but the main contract awarded to Cooper Construction came in lower at $18.9 million. Additional costs included $1,380,450 in professional services, the $142,700 bond issuance cost and other soft costs, such as advertising and travel expenses. The lower contract price gave county officials an opportunity to invest and increase longevity of the jail by pulling expenses out of the jail expansion fund for other projects and needed equipment. One of the top wish-list items was a renovated booking and intake area, which commissioners approved for $590,160. The goal in mind was to upgrade the dated area to help expedite the process of getting incarcerated persons booked in so an arresting officer would not be slowed down by administrative tasks. The jail additions project includes adding a 60,000 square foot building at the ECLEC with 412 beds, bringing the total number of beds at the jail to 1,019. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said the expansion could save Ector County money by allowing the sheriff’s office to accommodate the growing number of incarcerated persons rather than outsourcing inmate housing and care to other facilities. In December, Ector County had about 10 interlocal agreements with other county jails to carry out this service, which costs about $8,000 a day. Construction began in February 2018 and the project is anticipated to be completed in October. IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERS WILLConsider approving a passport fair hosted by the district clerk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at the Ector County Courthouse.Consider increasing the fee charged for the district clerk’s passport photo services.Consider authorizing the payment of five overtime hours for each deputy clerk who will work the passport fair on March 30.Consider authorizing the acceptance of insurance proceeds from Travelers – St. Paul and Marine in the amount of $3,417.50 per Total Loss Declaration by Travelers of unit No. 952 Sheriff’s Office Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Impala LS (Fleet), VIN No. 2G1WD5EM9B1211530.Consider guidance on the Non-Citizen Report from the Secretary of State Advisory.Consider approving a request from the Plains All American Pipeline to close a section of W. Hillmont Road (Limits: from Sprague Road to Mary Francis Avenue) for subsurface contamination delineation due to previously punctured pipeline at the location.Consider approving the replacement of the existing door entry system for the sheriff offices and jail administration offices.Instruct the human resources director on what action to take regarding the vacancy created by the retirement of the tax assessor-collector, effective Feb. 28.Consider approving the following proposal specification: Coliseum – Horse Stall Barn.Consider approving the following bids: a.) liquid asphalt emulsions; b.) asphalt patching material; c.) graded base material; d.) seal coat aggregate; and e.) water.Consider approving the purchase of a Truck – 2019 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4×2 SWB; approve a budget amendment for an amount of $27,356 from Sheriff’s Office, Donated Revenues, 051-4171 to Equipment Services Fund, Motor Vehicle Equipment,051-770-5505.Consider approving an agreement with Tyler Technologies and a budget amendment to General Fund, County Treasurer, Office Supplies, 001-270-5171 from Unreserved Fund Balance, 001-3310 in the amount of $1,250.Consider approving a resolution for a proposed grant to provide SWAT Van.Consider approving a request to hire a previous employee who left as a telecommunicator Step 6 and rehire back as a telecommunicator Step 3.Clarify the revision to the retired employee definition for eligibility to qualify for health and dental benefits under the Ector County Employee Health Benefit Plan, effective Jan. 1.Consider approving a Replat of a Portion of Lot 4, Block 5, Youngville Subdivision a Subdivision of Ector County, Texas.Consider approving Gardendale Terrace, Third Filing being 73.84 acres out of Section 10, Block 41, T-1-S, T&P RR. Co. Survey, Ector County, TexasConsider using funds from Airport Capital Improvement Fund 046-870-5509 to remove existing fence and relocate the fence at the Schlemeyer Field.Consider approving a proposed line item transfer to FMLR Fund, Engineering Department, Department Furniture and Equipment, 002-820-5199, in the amount of $4,000 from FMLR Fund, Engineering Department, Special Departmental Equipment, 002-830 -5507 in the amount of $4,000.Consider approving a proposed line item transfer to FMLR Fund, Traffic Operations Department, Special Departmental Equipment, 002-830-5507 in the amount of $16,500 from FMLR Fund, Traffic Operations Department, Sign Materials &Supplies, 002-830-5245 for the acquisition of sign printing equipment.Consider approving a proposed line item transfer to FMLR Fund, Engineering Department, Educational Travel, 002-820-5161 in the amount of $3,000 from Road Department, Safety Training and Supplies, 002-810-5401 in the amount of $1,000 and Educational Travel, 002-810-5161 in the amount of $1,000 and from Traffic Operations Department, Educational Travel, 002-830-5161 in the amount of $1,000.Consider approving a budget amendment to Coliseum Fund, Building Materials 41-860-5241 from Unreserved Fund Balance 41-3310 in the amount of$23,000 for a HVAC locker room renovation.Consider approving a budget amendment from Unreserved Fund Balance, 001-3310 in the amount of $37,018 to Non Departmental Other, Retirement, 001-950-5123.Consider approving a budget amendment to General Fund, Non Departmental Other, Professional Services, 001-950-5307 from Unreserved Fund Balance, 001-3310 in the amount of $262,912.Consider approving a budget amendment to Airport Capital Improvement Fund, Grantee Contribution, 046-870-5398 from Unreserved Fund Balance, 046-3310in the amount of $90,380.Consider approving Stifel Financial Corporation as an investment broker for county investments.Consider approving the Accounts Payable Fund Requirements Report for Feb. 26 and review county financial statements and reports. 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Fidelity Investments & The Chronicle of Higher Education Study: More Than Half of College…


first_img Twitter Facebook Fidelity Investments & The Chronicle of Higher Education Study: More Than Half of College and University Faculty Considering Leaving Teaching, Citing Burnout Caused by Pandemic WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Pinterest BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every area of the employment landscape, faculty at colleges and universities have faced a significant amount of change around their roles and work environments. As a result, more than half (55%) of faculty at higher education institutions have seriously considered either changing careers or retiring early, according to a survey 1 from Fidelity Investments and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The research, which includes responses from more than 1,100 faculty members, was designed to examine the impact the pandemic has had on faculty over the last year and provide insight on how colleges and universities can address the evolving needs of their faculty during this unique period. The survey focused on how the pandemic is affecting faculty in several areas – the mental and emotional toll, the impact on career direction and satisfaction, and how faculty felt about their institutions’ response to the pandemic, especially in terms of safety and support for the shift to remote learning. The study also asked faculty to compare their current mindset to how they felt in 2019. Here are some of the key findings:Faculty members are emotionally drained and discouraged. The percentage of faculty that reported being stressed, angry or fatigued doubled when compared to percentages that felt this way in 2019. According to the survey, 69% faculty felt stressed, compared to 32% in 2019, while 35% of faculty felt angry in 2020, compared with only 12% in 2019. And 68% felt fatigued, compared to 32% in 2019.Female faculty have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Female faculty report feeling overworked and overwhelmed as a result of the pandemic, which could be due to the fact that many have additional childcare responsibilities or may be caring for elderly parents. Among female faculty, the percentage feeling stressed climbed to 75% in 2020, compared with just 59% of male faculty and more than double the 34% of female faculty that felt stressed in 2019. Among female faculty, 82% indicated their workload has increased as a result of the pandemic, compared with 70% of male faculty. In addition, 74% of female faculty indicated their work/life balance has deteriorated in 2020, compared with 63% of their male counterparts.Career satisfaction is low, and many faculty members are considering changing careers or retiring early. More than half (55%) of faculty have seriously considered either changing careers and leaving higher education or retiring early – this includes more than a third (35%) of tenured faculty who are considering leaving higher education for another career. In addition, more than a third of tenured and non-tenured faculty reported low career satisfaction – 40% among tenured professors and 33% among the rest of the faculty.However, they do appreciate their institution’s response to the pandemic. More than half of faculty (53%) indicated they feel their institution views faculty safety as a top priority, and many felt their institution was trying to support their work and personal lives during the pandemic – 50% said their institution’s efforts to support faculty in their work and lives during the COVID-19 pandemic was very or somewhat good. “These survey results illustrate that the pandemic has pushed many faculty members to the verge of burnout,” said Debra Frey, Head of Tax-Exempt Marketing & Analytics at Fidelity Investments. “They’ve been asked to adapt to an uncertain and constantly-changing work environment over the past year, while also dealing with personal challenges brought on by COVID. This has left many feeling overworked, fatigued and wondering if they even want to continue to be an educator. And while the survey shows that many faculty are struggling, women are experiencing even greater levels of stress and deterioration of their work/life balance.” Loss of Faculty Could Have Long-Term Implications on the Higher Education Landscape An experienced, diverse faculty plays an important role in the success and industry standing of many colleges and universities, and many higher education institutions have been intensely focused on the management and development of their faculty over the last decade, or longer. Acquiring and retaining faculty, including younger faculty, with the best skills and experience, creating a diverse and representative workforce, and creating career opportunities to retain their top faculty has been part of a long-term organization strategy for many institutions. Losing faculty to early retirement or a career change may be something that can be addressed in the short term, but it could take many years for some institutions to get back to their pre-pandemic status. Taking a Total Well-Being Approach Can Help These Challenges As the higher education landscape continues to evolve, many institutions are considering how they can use their workplace benefits programs to help address some of the challenges their faculty are facing. Using data-driven insights and analysis can help institutions identify employee trends and behaviors, and providing a holistic benefit offering to support health, work, life and financial well-being can help colleges and universities provide their faculty members with resources to addresses their specific needs. Fidelity Investments works with thousands of colleges, universities and not-for-profit organizations to help them address a variety of employee needs, and offers a suite of benefit solutions ranging from financial wellness and retirement to health care and student debt, as well as a Life Events hub to help employees plan for and manage major life milestones. In addition, Fidelity recently launched a program, Women Talk Money, specifically designed for women to help address their unique life and work challenges. “The pandemic has forced many higher education institutions to re-think their delivery model, while also ensuring that faculty and staff have the resources and support they need to perform effectively,” added Frey. “It’s also important for colleges and universities to recognize the challenges their faculty are facing outside of the classroom – and take a fresh look at their benefits offering to help address their personal needs as well so faculty can return to feeling motivated, inspired and enthused about the long-term outlook for a career in higher education.” About Fidelity Investments Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. 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Nuns accused of embezzling $500K removed from public ministry, religious order says


first_imgKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Two nuns accused of embezzling at least $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations from a Southern California Catholic school have been removed from public ministry, according to the religious order they were serving under.Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang allegedly stole the funds by depositing checks for tuition and fees for the St. James Catholic School in Redondo Beach — about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles — into a “long forgotten” bank account opened in 1997, The Press-Telegram, a Long Beach, California-based newspaper, reported. The sisters were the only two who knew about the bank account, according to the local newspaper. They allegedly used some of the money to go on trips and gamble at casinos, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of New York told ABC News over the weekend.Kreuper, the school principal, would handle all checks made out to the school for tuition and fees before handing them over to bookkeeping for processing, according to The Press-Telegram. The nuns have been removed from their residence and placed in a religious house under the supervision of community leadership, the religious order they belong to, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, said in a statement.The half-million figure only represents what auditors have been able to trace in six years’ worth of bank records and may not include cash transactions, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents at an alumni meeting last week, according to The Press-Telegram. Both nuns retired earlier this year. They “take full responsibility for the choices they made and are subject to the law,” the order said.Although Monsignor Michael Meyers, pastor for the school, initially wrote in his letter that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles did not wish to pursue criminal proceedings, the Archdiocese has since filed a criminal complaint with the Torrance Police Department, the order wrote in its statement. Other staff members at the church were not implicated, Meyers wroteThe Torrance Police Department did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment. The order plans to pay all the money back once a final sum of what was taken has been determined, it said.“We are unable to confirm any sum until the discovery phase is completed,” the order said. “We intend to make restitution to St. James School as soon as a total is known. Justice demands this of us.” The order apologized for the nuns’ actions.“The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are concerned and saddened by this situation and regret any pain this has caused many in our Church, especially the families connected to St. James School,” they said. “We hold the sorrow of our Sisters’ actions deep in our community hearts.”No student or program has “suffered any loss of educational resources, opportunities, or innovations” as a result of the misappropriation of funds, Meyers wrote to parents, emphasizing that their children’s education “has not and will not be affected by these events.”ABC News could not reach Kreuper or Chang for comment. It is unclear if they have retained attorneys.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more