Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think this FTSE 100 growth stock can keep growing earnings despite the coronavirus

first_imgI think this FTSE 100 growth stock can keep growing earnings despite the coronavirus Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 | More on: ULVR center_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The panic enveloping financial markets remains at jaw-dropping levels. The FTSE 100’s dropped to its cheapest in a decade and Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is just one blue-chip that has suffered a pasting. Falling 20% during the past month, this major producer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is now trading at levels not seen since spring 2018.This rapid sell-off leaves Unilever dealing on a forward price-to-earnings (or P/E) ratio of 15.4 times. Compare this to its usual premium rating north of 20 times. It also carries a chunky 4.2% dividend yield. I’m an owner of this particular stock and I reckon it’s a brilliant buy at these prices.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…ResilienceOf course, the Anglo-Dutch business is not completely without risk. It has already been suffering from tough trading conditions in some of its core regions, a reflection of a cooling global economy and intense competitive pressures. Because of these stresses, the firm has warned that underlying sales growth in 2020 would likely be located at “the lower end” of its 3% to 5% target.On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has raised fears over revenues growth still further. The firm warned in January that “the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is unknown at this time.”But I’m not fearing a sudden drop-off in Unilever’s sales any time soon. It’s possible, in fact, that sales of some of its key labels have jumped in recent weeks and could continue doing so.Soap starUnilever is a major player in the business of beauty and personal care. In fact, along with L’Oréal and P&G, it’s one of the world’s Big Three operators. It’s a category which generates a whopping 44% of turnover at group level. And following recent comments from Kantar Worldpanel, I believe it’s a division which could prove to be the company’s ace in the hole.Unilever, through its beloved brands like Dove, Lux, Simple, Lifebuoy and Liril sells a ridiculous amount of soaps and shower gels all over the globe. And unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past fortnight, you’ll know how these particular products have been selling like hotcakes in recent weeks. It’s why Kantar has called the body cleansing field “a hero category”.A top buyFears of contamination mean that soap might be the most obvious of Unilever’s products to be flying off the shelves right now. But this is not the only grouping in which Kantar suggests sales could leap.The skincare category could also experience a demand boom, it says as individuals endure “long periods of staying at home, the lack of exercise, and the wearing of face masks,” and skin dullness, sensitivity and roughness subsequently increase. It says that hand cream sales could also rise due to increased hand washing. Along with some of those aforementioned labels, Unilever also has a huge stake in this area thanks to brands like Citra, Fair & Lovely, St. Ives and Pond’s.In my opinion, then, Unilever’s remains in great shape to keep its long record of annual profits growth going.  So do City analysts who reckon earnings will rise 5% in 2020. If you’re seeking top-quality defensive stocks in these troubled times, I think this Footsie firm is one of the best. 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. 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Referee gets big whack in the cheek but toughs it out despite the pain

first_imgFriday Nov 30, 2018 Referee gets big whack in the cheek but toughs it out despite the pain French referee Vincent Blasco-Baque took a hefty knock last weekend in the Top 14 when Stade Francais flanker Sekou Macalou charged into him. He showed that the modern day ref is probably tougher than we think. ADVERTISEMENTThe knock shook the referee, as Macalou’s forehead appeared to make contact with Blasco-Baque’s cheek after he was pushed forward from behind after finding himself in an awkward position.Luckily for him, it seemed to be nothing more than a big knock, which no doubt resulted in a shiner.Fair play to him for continuing on, albeit a little shaken and with a nice story to tell.This weekend the Top 14 continues with Saturday’s big clash between Montpellier and Clermont, Castres vs Agen, La Rochelle vs Racing 92, Lyon vs Section Paloise (PAU) and Toulon hosting Grenoble.On Sunday Perpignan host Bordeaux Begles and Toulouse host Stade Francais.ADVERTISEMENTcredit: david demri Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

UNHCR launches global tender for fundraising and communications agency support

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies International creative production with an emphasis on digital channels and monitoring and evaluation services. The closing date for showing initial interest in the tender is 19 April 2013.www.unhcr.org/514042c29.htmlPhoto: A UNHCR field worker helps Syrian children living in Adiyaman Refugee Camp, Turkey. UNHCR/ Brian Sokol/Adiyaman camp The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is tendering for fundraising, branding and communication agencies to help it with its international fundraising and communications. This is the largest tender for agencies that UNHCR, founded in 1950 and which works in 125 countries, has undertaken.The chosen agencies will join a new roster and provide consultancy and services. Selected firms will acquire the status of “preferred suppliers” for a period of two years, with the possibility of an extension for one additional year.Agencies will work covers requirements across the various external relations functions of UNHCR, including the Private Sector Fundraising division and the Communications and Public Information Service. Advertisement  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 March 2013 | News UNHCR launches global tender for fundraising and communications agency support global campaign delivery to raise levels of awareness, funds and engagement; Services requiredUNHCR is looking for agencies that can provide services across: brand development AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 strategy development for fundraising and communications; Amanda Seller, UNHCR’s Head of Private Sector Fundraising, explained: “By teaming up with strong, creative partners, we are looking to build audience, influence change and raise vital funds that will ultimately save and change the lives of those fleeing persecution and conflicts. UNHCR is looking for the best of the best from the creative communications and fundraising sectors to join our roster.” The tender process is part of UNCHR’s new integrated approach to fundraising and communications and its plan to develop a number of effective global partnerships. 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

Jo Bucci announced as new Chair for Lotteries Council

first_img 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. Jo Bucci, managing director of People’s Postcode Lottery, has been announced as the new Chair of The Lotteries Council, following Clive Mollett’s death last month.Bucci has more than 20 years’ experience as a business leader, strategist and commercial professional. Before joining People’s Postcode Lottery in 2007 she held the position of deputy chief executive at Leicester City Football Club and group commercial managing director at Capital Radio Group.Bucci said:“I am proud that I will be following in the footsteps of a friend and colleague – the late Clive Mollett – in leading the council at a pivotal time for our sector. The Council represents more than 400 organisations spread across Great Britain, and together there is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the lotteries and fundraising sector. Our task is to ensure we continue to champion those who fundraise through lotteries and in the process, benefit so many charities and good causes.”President of The Lotteries Council, Lord Mancroft, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 21 November 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: Lotteries People’s Postcode Lottery Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Jo Bucci announced as new Chair for Lotteries Council “Today’s announcement comes at a crucial time for the charity lottery sector, where we see traditional funding routes diminishing and charities facing unprecedented demand for their services. Jo Bucci is well qualified to lead the voice of our sector and I am confident she will continue and progress the important work previously led by our former Chair, Clive Mollett.”  181 total views,  1 views today  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15last_img read more

Seed Company Sees Definitive Shift to Soybeans for 2015

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Seed Company Sees Definitive Shift to Soybeans for 2015 Facebook Twitter Seed Company Sees Definitive Shift to Soybeans for 2015 By Andy Eubank – Mar 2, 2015 SHARE Stuart on acre shiftUpbeat is how one Commodity Classic vendor described the farmers who were in attendance. A little bit of a mild surge in grain prices recently has a little something to do with that, but also it is nearing time to hit the fields and that has them in a good mood. Stuart Yensel is Director of Sales and Marketing at Seed Consultants.“I think in the fall it’s easy to look down or be negative or give you every reason why you’re not going to be profitable, but prices have come up in the last month or so and I think guys are more upbeat. They’re ready for the warm up and to get out of this ice and snow, get their planters out, get in the soil and get to work. You know, American farmers are a very resilient bunch and they’re ready to go to work.”This coming season the SCI numbers show a definitive shift in acres planted to corn and soybeans.“Guys who have good areas, good soil who can raise 200 bushel corn consistently, they’re going to continue to plant corn. Farmers like to plant corn, they like to seed corn, and they like to walk those corn fields. I think some of the more marginal ground I think it’s easier for a guy to say let’s plant soybeans this year. I would say our sales are up significantly in soybeans. Our corn is also up but definitely a higher percentage in soybeans so it’s definitely going to be a big soybean year.”Yensel said Commodity Classic is an important event for the company to show support of the corn and soybean industries.“Commodity Classic is a big part of what we do, part of our marketing, part of our brand, to support our customers and the associations,” he said. “We’re big in the NCGA yield contest. Since 2008 we’ve had 31 state winners and 4 national winners. No other company in the eastern Corn Belt has those kinds of numbers. It’s a big part of what we do and it really allows us to interact with them and allows us to see what’s new coming on in the industry.”He told HAT the national yield winners represent all of the SCI customer area with multiple winners in Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, and Mississippi. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Growers Focus on Demand for 2015Next articleGrowth Energy Holds 6th Leadership Conference Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Next Government needs to be pro jobs and business – RAI

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement NewsNext Government needs to be pro jobs and business – RAIBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2016 711 Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) had launched its 2016 General Election Manifesto and in it outlines the key concerns of the restaurant industry and is calling on all political parties to commit to supporting investment in the Irish tourism and restaurant industry over the next five years.The Restaurant sector currently employs 72,000 people (1 in 4 tourism jobs) and contributes €2 billion to the Irish economy each year. The Restaurant sector encompasses a large number of owner operated SMEs, but is also a crucial supporter of small businesses, local agriculture and food producers throughout the country.Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins criticised “the lack of action in regards to critical regulations, crippling regulations and reductions of regulatory burdens and commercial rates for restaurants and small businesses. The next government needs to be pro jobs, pro tourism and pro small businesses in every part, county and region of Ireland. Recovery needs to be felt in every small business and community in Ireland.”The RAI’s key priorities to be addressed by the new government, include;Retention of VAT at 9%.Reduction of Commercial Rates for Businesses and implementation of reform of Local Authorities.Reduction in Cost of doing Business and reform of Regulation and Regulatory Bodies.Addressing the Skills Shortage and Hospitality Training is a matter of urgency. “Re-establish “CERT”. National Hospitality Training Agency”.Freezing of National Minimum Wage until 2021 in the interest of competiveness and growth.Reduction in Employers PRSIReduction in Excise Duty over the life-time of the next Government.Commitment to non – introduction of Calories on Menus for “Stand Alone Restaurants”.Designating 2017 as the Year of Food & Drink.Development of Action Plan for Rural Tourism.Mr. Cummins continued, “Recovery, whilst thriving in Dublin and tourism hotspots, still has yet to reach some parts of the country. In order for our industry to continue providing jobs and servicing the domestic and tourism market there are certain challenges which must be addressed by the incoming government. We have highlighted and clearly outlined these challenges in our manifesto. They must be addressed as a matter of importance.”The Restaurants Association of Ireland is calling on all candidates to ensure that the restaurant industry, and the key issues outlined remain at the forefront of any New Government programme.For more information and to read the Restaurants Association of Ireland’s 2016 General Election Manifesto in full please visit: http://bit.ly/1SC4eLt Emailcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Previous articleGeneral Election dominates Facebook chat in LimerickNext articleLimerick firm to create 30 jobs with Canadian investment Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

BUILDING PERMITS: April 9 – April 13

first_img New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALBetenbough, 1033 E. 90th St., $178,950; Betenbough, 1031 E. 90th St., $158,950; Permian Homes Inc., 37 Devon Court, $139,050; Betenbough, 922 E. 90th St., $187,950; Betenbough, 920 E. 90th St., $148,950; Betenbough, 918 E. 90th St., $154,950; Brazile Design and Construction /Justin Hackleman, 2 Tres Court, $80,000; Betenbough, 916 E. 90th St., $171,950; Betenbough, 914 E. 90th St., $149,950; G. Cruz Construction/Gonzalo Cruz, 1808 Canal St., $200,000; Betenbough, 912 E. 90th St., $201,950; Betenbough, 910 E. 90th St., $154,950; Permian Homes Inc., 22 Berkshire, $173,160; Permian Homes Inc., 54 Berkshire, $173,160; JM Ibarra Construction/Johany Herrera Lince, 1101 N. Lincoln Ave., $140,000.Total: 15 permits, $2,413,920RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSOscar Adrian Banda, 612 E. 96th St., $3,290; Adam & Trena Doyle, 2717 Palo Verde Drive, $40,000; G L Construction, 2708 Beechwood St., $1,800; Elmer Petcilla, 3124 Center Ave.,; Terry Horrell Metal Building/Say Men, 8621 Notre Dame Ave., $9,500; BBC Builders Ricardo Urias, 1121 Douglas Drive, $8,000; Yolanda Pando, 1011 E. 92nd St., $1,500; Gilbert & Lupe Garza, 2210 E. 14th St., $3,100; Gerald Ford, 4603 N. Jackson Ave., $5,000; Brandie Cobos, 2709 Cambridge St., $7,500; Freddy Contreras, 825 E. 97th Court., $600; Santingo Salazar, 215 N. Judkins Drive, $4,000; Manuela Toboada, 1325 Boatwright St., $3,625; Leonel Lujan, 1113 Wilson St., $4,000; A-1 Construc-tion by Roman/Danny Juarez, 2015 W. Eight St., $2,500; A-1 Construction by Roman, 1220 Wil-shire Drive, $2,500; Ramon Aguilar, 805 Hudson Ave. permit reissued/renewed, $8,000; F. Francos Custom Wood Work, 132 “B” Blue Drive, $120,000; F. Francos Custom Wood Work F. Francos Custom, 130 B Blue Drive, $120,000; Lacey & Absher Properties, 2107 E. 10th St., $200,000; Lacey & Absher Properties, 2107 B E. 10th St., $200,000; Lacey & Absher Properties, 2105 E. 10th St., $200,000; Lacey & Absher Properties, 2105 B E. 10th St., $200,000; Santingo Salazar, 215 N. Judkins Drive, $4,000; Ernesto Alanez, 529 E. 43rd St., $2,500; Jesse & Artemio Estrella, 423 Pecos St., $6,000.Total: 26 permits, $1,117,415COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSDebbie Folwiler, 7951 E. I-20, $400,000; Debbie Folwiler, 7951 E. I-20, $1,300,000; Debbie Folwiler Brian Young, 7951 E. I-20, $24,000; Brad Stewart, 1100 Market Ave., $30,000; Verizon Wireless (Schertz TX), 1412 San Andres Drive, $45,000; Sheppard & Company/Mark Kaufman, 2701 N. JBS Parkway, $146,000; Steve Jeter, 4101 E. 52nd St., $1,500; Thomas Oppelt/James Avery, 6155 E. 191 Hwy., $475,000; Peter Klassen/Matthew Nzere, 3111 N. Golder Ave., $47,750; Vertical Communications, 1821 E. Yukon Road, $15,000; Austin Villa, 1108 N. Washington Ave. permit reissued/renewed, $6,500; Smith Properties, 3950 E. 42nd St.; Hooters, 2660 JBS Parkway, $5,000.Total: 13 permits, $2,495,750CHANGE OF USEDebra Terilynn Kilani, 1005 N. Grant Ave.; Smith Properties, 3952 E. 42nd St. Space K-1 W; Avtemio Nunez, 1003 S. Dixie Blvd.Total: 3 permitsTotal permits: 57Total value: $6,027,085Total permits (2018 year to date): 644 WhatsApp Total value (2018 year to date): $100,698,764.76Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By admin – April 22, 2018 BUILDING PERMITS: April 9 – April 13 Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleELAM: Commodity prices break outNext articleAthletes push through windy conditions at Special Olympics Texas event adminlast_img read more

Karnataka High Court Issues Notice On Private Schools’ Plea For Collecting 100% Tuition Fees

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Issues Notice On Private Schools’ Plea For Collecting 100% Tuition Fees Mustafa Plumber25 Feb 2021 8:47 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the State Government on a batch of petitions challenging the government notification dated January 29, by which all categories of Private Educational Unaided Institutions only for the Academic Year 2020-21are directed to collect only 70% Tuition Fees from the parents as collected for the academic year 2019-20 and other charges are not…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the State Government on a batch of petitions challenging the government notification dated January 29, by which all categories of Private Educational Unaided Institutions only for the Academic Year 2020-21are directed to collect only 70% Tuition Fees from the parents as collected for the academic year 2019-20 and other charges are not be collected. A single bench of Justice R Devdas issued the notice and directed the state government to file its statement of objections within a period of 10 days from today. The court said it would hear the matter immediately after the statement of objections are filed by the respondents. One of the petition filed by Associated Managements of Primary & Secondary Schools in Karnataka(KAMS) through advocate G R Mohan states that Petitioner association, which has around 3655 member private unaided budget schools with about 55000 teaching and non teaching staff and students, need about 15 lakhs in order to pay the salary to the teaching and non teaching staff they depend on the fees that is being paid by the students. Further, it is said that the unaided private educational institutions, who are the members of the Petitioner Association, are not in a position to pay the salary and others benefits to its teaching and non teaching staff till date due to the reasons that the Parents are not coming forward to pay the fees for their wards till date. It is further submitted that if the management of the private unaided schools do not pay the salary and other allowance both teaching and non teaching staff may search for other jobs and when the reopening of schools permitted by the Union of India MHA the private educational institutions will suffer badly. The management of the private schools have to meet various commitments even till date such as payment of provident fund, ESI benefits, various taxes, electricity and water charges, security systems maintenance. It is also claimed that the Notification dated 29-01-2021 is issued contrary to the directions of the High Court in W.P.9855 of 2020 dated 14-09-2020 and the SC judgment in the case of TMA Pai Foundation and others Vs State of Karnataka where the SC observed – “It is in the interest of general public that more good quality schools are established; autonomy and non-regulation of the school administration in the right of appointment, admission of students and the fee to be charged will ensure more such institutions are established”. The plea by way of interim relief seeks to stay the impugned notification, pending disposal of the petition. Further to direct the respondents to consider the representations made to them. Recently, the Supreme Court had allowed private unaided schools in Rajasthan to collect 100% tuition fee in 6 equal monthly instalments. A bench headed by Justice Khawnilkar passed the interim order while considering special leave petitions filed by Rajasthan schools challenging a judgment of the Rajasthan High Court which had directed them not to collect more than 70% fees. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Friends of the Tompkins County Library annual booksale delayed indefinitely

first_img“We want to reopen for donations because people like to give us their books and we like to take them. We don’t want people to throw away their nice books…people have been home and cleaning their houses and getting their books ready so we want to do that soon,” Weinberg said.Once Phase 2 is announced, Weinberg said the timeline and options for donations and a future book sale will become clearer.“The second thing we do will be to let category sorters come back in a very controlled way so that they can essentially finish what they were working on when we closed the doors so that if we would have a sale we would be ready,” Weinberg said. In the meantime, there are things the public can do to support the Friends and the TCPL.During this time while people are still at home, books can be gathered and boxed up in preparation for donations re-opening.The other thing will be to keep an eye on the Collector’s Corner page which will have rare and collectible items listed for sale that can be purchased over the phone or via email with an option for curbside pick-up.For more information, and to stay up to date as the book sale situation develops, patrons are urged to check the Friends Facebook page and website. Anyone with questions can also call (607) 272-2223 or email [email protected] They also award grants to not-for-profit organizations in Tompkins County for reading-related materials, give educational grants to residents of Tompkins County pursuing library degrees, and contribute to continuing education programs for county and school library personnel.“That will be very difficult if we don’t have book sale revenue,” Kathy Weinberg, the book sale coordinator said.Preparation for the May sale was already underway in March when Gov. Cuomo announced “NYS on PAUSE.” Book sorters were forced to stop their work and donations were suspended, making the sale impossible as it was scheduled. Now that things are starting to re-open, Weinberg said the Friends are brainstorming how to resume operations.She said the first thing will be starting drive-through donations as soon as Phase 2 of state reopening begins which includes professional services, retail, administrative support and real estate, and rental and leasing. Drive-through donations will require everyone wearing masks and keeping their distance when dropping off their books. The process will be as touch-free and non-face-to-face as possible, Weinberg said. Anna Lamb center_img ITHACA, N.Y. –– The annual Friends of the Tompkins County Library May book sale has been delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus. The book sale generates hundreds of thousands of dollars for the library annually, and as guidance from New York State regarding business and gatherings changes rapidly, organizers of the book sale have been left scrambling for ways to plan for the future and bring in necessary funds.The Tompkins County Public Library is funded by many entities that have all been forced to make hard decisions regarding budgets.In early May the county, which is the main source of funds for the library, announced they’ll be making cuts to their library allocations because of coronavirus. On May 5, County Administrator Jason Molino presented mid-year budget corrections for an anticipated $11 to $18 million shortfall the county is expecting. To address that loss, Legislators approved a 25% cut to agency spending, which includes TCPL, for the third quarter, and a similar cut is expected in the fourth quarter.The TCPL Foundation is also expecting coronavirus related losses to their revenue because of their fundraising model.“Many of the ways we fundraise for the library depend on bringing people together,” Suzanne Smith Jablonski, executive director of the foundation said. “We’re projecting our fundraising to be considerably less, but the needs of the library are going to be different and greater because of potential funding cuts elsewhere.”The Friends is the second-largest donor after the county, raising over $300,000 dollars annually through the book sale to support the library.During the October sale, over 260,000 items were sold. After meeting book sale expenses which includes maintenance on the warehouse building, utilities, and other expenses, revenue in the form of grants goes to the Tompkins County Public Library and to the Finger Lakes Library System. Tagged: COVID-19, friends of the library booksale, ithaca, TCPL Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamblast_img read more