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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2008 Annual Report

July 12, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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A final resolution for 2017: Volunteer

June 19, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The importance of volunteering in the communityFrom CVS NewsVolunteering connects you to othersOne of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.Volunteering as a familyWhile it might be a challenge to coordinate everyone’s schedules, volunteering as a family has many worthwhile benefits. Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help others and enact change. It’s also a valuable way for you to get to know organizations in the community and find resources and activities for your children and family.I have limited mobility—can I still volunteer?Whether due to a lack of transportation, time constraints, a disability or other reasons, many people prefer to volunteer via phone or computer. There are many projects where you can help. Writing and graphic design lends itself to working at home, and in today’s digital age many organizations might also need help with email and websites.If you think home-based volunteering might be right for you, contact organizations you like and ask what some of the possibilities might be. Some volunteer organizations may require you to attend an initial training or periodical meetings. You also want to make sure that you are getting enough social contact, and that the organization is available to support you should you have questions.Volunteering: The happiness effectHelping others kindles happiness, as many studies have demonstrated. When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine. Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy—a hike in happiness comparable to having an income of $75,000–$100,000 versus $20,000, say the researchers. Giving time to religious organizations had the greatest impact.Volunteering can advance your careerIf you’re considering a new career, volunteering can help you get experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field. Even if you’re not planning on changing careers, volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organization. You might feel more comfortable stretching your wings at work once you’ve honed these skills in a volunteer position first.Volunteering can provide career experienceVolunteering offers you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new field. In some fields, you can volunteer directly at an organization that does the kind of work you’re interested in. For example, if you’re interested in nursing, you could volunteer at a hospital or a nursing home. Your volunteer work might also expose you to professional organizations or internships that could be of benefit to your career.Volunteering can teach you valuable job skillsJust because volunteer work is unpaid does not mean the skills you learn are basic. Many volunteering opportunities provide extensive training. For example, you could become an experienced crisis counselor while volunteering for a women’s shelter or a knowledgeable art historian while donating your time as a museum docent.Volunteering can also help you build upon skills you already have and use them to benefit the greater community. For instance, if you hold a successful sales position, you raise awareness for your favorite cause as a volunteer advocate, while further developing and improving your public speaking, communication, and marketing skills.Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your lifeVolunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.Many people volunteer in order to make time for hobbies outside of work as well. For instance, if you have a desk job and long to spend time outdoors, you might consider volunteering to help plant a community garden, lead local hikes, or help at a children’s camp.Consider your goals and interestsYou will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Start by thinking about why you want to volunteer. Also think about what you would enjoy doing. Volunteer opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling for you.To read the entire article. go here.Source: HELPGIDE.org January 7, 2017 at 5:49 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I would like to volunteer in a program with animals, or different kind of ethnicity in extinsion.I’m a carpenter interested in world art fabisin rilindis shake 5 COMMENTS Xolisani MAGAYA MALVIN Reply I would like to volunteer in any program concerning human rights women and youth empowerment. Am a Malawian national. average ing Please enter your name here Reply i would like to volunteer on anything that has to do with health,poor people and youth empowerments. January 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 7, 2017 at 10:55 amcenter_img Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! January 8, 2017 at 11:34 am TAGSCVS NewsVolunteering Previous article5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your VehicleNext articleBreaking News: 6-year-old boy riding bike hit and killed by motorist Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Eric Muyaba LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I wish to volunteer in programs that deal with poor people , emotionally unstable people, health care.… Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Carlos January 19, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply I would also like to volunteer on any programme in line with Environmental Health Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Springbok coach embarrassed by loss to Argentina in Mendoza

June 18, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_imgSunday Aug 26, 2018 Springbok coach embarrassed by loss to Argentina in Mendoza Just a week after beating Argentina 34-21 in Durban, the Springboks suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Los Pumas in Mendoza, going down 32-19 after top quality performances by Nicolas Sanchez and skipper Augustin Creevy. The home side led 27-7 at half time, and piled on further misery for the visitors in the second half, despite somewhat of a comeback in the face of constant physical pressure. The Argentine forwards got the better of the breakdown, repeatedly winning turnovers, while the Springbok defence looked inexperienced and lacking cohesion. “It was embarrassing and not the kind of performance you expect to see from the Springboks,” said Director of Rugby/Coach Rassie Erasmus. “We made only one change to the starting team from last week, when we dominated them. We have to point the fingers to ourselves, firstly as coaches and then as players, and we will have to fix it.”He refused to blame travel, saying instead that they looked fine fitness wise in the second half. “We travelled a day later and in the second half we outplayed them because we were the fresher team. We were playing better rugby in the second half but we just didn’t make use of our opportunities.“I’m not going to look for positives after a performance like that. We have no excuses, we knew exactly what to expect, we prepared for it but we just didn’t handle it,” added Erasmus.Argentina outscored the Springboks by four tries to three, with flyhalf Sanchez instrumental with his 17 points from a try, three conversions, a penalty and a drop goal.The Argentina win breaks their 11-match losing streak in the Rugby Championship, and certainly messes with the Springbok plans of experimenting for their next Test, against Australia in Brisbane.“All victories are sweet, but this one was particularly satisfying,” said bloodied hooker Creevy.“We faced a powerful Springboks team and we won — that is special. We took a big step forward from last weekend when we lost in Durban.“The team learnt from the mistakes made in South Africa. We attacked brilliantly in the first half and defended equally brilliantly in the second half.” Argentina next travel to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks, also on 8 September.credit: sanzaarADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Press votes for Ben Ali in presidential election

June 12, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Organisation December 26, 2019 Find out more October 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press votes for Ben Ali in presidential election Receive email alerts TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia RSF_en to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News November 11, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more News News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information As Tunisia’s presidential election campaign comes to an official close today, it is heart-breaking to see that the country’s journalists are still unable to report the news freely. The 4.6 million voters able to cast a ballot on 24 October have been starved of any independent news or views in the national media throughout the campaign. “I find all the newspapers on my desk every morning. I leaf through them all. But it is enough to read one, I don’t need to read the others. The same photos, the same articles, the same news. In fact, I must admit I find virtually nothing at all to read in them.”Who said this ? In an address to journalists marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2000 ? Going on to tell them:”Write. That would at least allow us to find something to read. And if someone gives you a hard time, or if someone tries to interfere with your work, let me know, and I will take appropriate action. But please do not hide behind unthinking fear or self-censorship.”The speaker was none other than President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.As Tunisia’s presidential election campaign comes to an official close today, it is heart-breaking to see that the country’s journalists are still unable to report the news freely, Reporters Without Borders said.”Subjected to close supervision and surveillance from the authorities, they have virtually no leeway to write objectively and calmly about Tunisia’s political life for their fellow citizens,” the organisation continued. “As President Be Ali lamented so dramatically, there are scores of newspapers in Arabic and in French in Tunisia, but the reports are all the same. Radio and TV are reserved for entertainment. And above all, they never talk about politics.”The 4.6 million voters able to cast a ballot on 24 October have been starved of any independent news or views in the national media throughout the campaign. They have been fed only incomplete, insipid and pompous reports. It is utterly illusory and impossible to hold the “free and transparent” elections promised by Ben Ali in these conditions.The Tunisian media work in a strait-jacket. The press code stipulates heavy fines or prison sentences for the author of any overly critical article or comment. Self-censorship has become second nature for journalists who have to co-exist with a well-oiled apparatus of repression.”Unfortunately, we see no encouraging signs,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The announcement at the end of 2003 that broadcasting would be opened up to the private sector has resulted in just one new music radio station. No one is fooled by this so-called liberalisation as it was decided in advance that only the president’s associates would be allowed to start up privately-owned radio and TV stations.””In the absence of action, President Ben Ali’s statements in support of press freedom are no more than “illusions” designed to satisfy the international community”, Reporters Without Borders continued. “And they are doubly harmful to the Tunisian press as journalists not only know they cannot give any credence to these saccharine speeches but they also have to report them for their news media.”Ben Ali has been president for 17 years and is now running for a fourth, five-year term. A constitutional amendment made this possible. There are three other candidates in the presidential election, which will take place the same day as legislative elections.Newspaper passages that say it allA few examples suffice to show that “privately-owned press” does not mean “independent press” in Tunisia. La Presse, Tunisia’s leading French-language daily with a print run of 45,000 copies, wrote this as early as 8 October :”However, the 24 October elections are not just about economic performance and social gains, even if the record alone suffices to justify a grateful and intelligent response from a well-informed electorate.”Even before the start of the campaign, on 8 October, President Ben Ali was being praised in the press by such functionaries as Habiba Mejri-Cheikh, who identified herself as a “journalist” as well as director-general of communication and information at the ministry of women’s affairs, family and children :”In the century of the globalized masses, the jungle on the march, the technological revolution, terrorism and the undecided new world order, Tunisians have appreciated the progress they have made under President Ben Ali’s guidance and, with full knowledge of the facts, are naturally revealing their intention of going and voting an almost unanimous ‘Yes’.”This senior ministry official enthused publicly about her candidate, the incumbent president. But 10 days later, the same newspaper La Presse was ecstatic about the administration’s neutrality in a campaign that was progressing well :”Tunisia continues to live according to the rhythm of the campaign for the presidential and legislative elections of 24 October, a campaign that is taking place in an atmosphere of festivity, healthy emulation between the candidates and the administration’s neutrality.”La Presse, which is distributed free to civil servants, made no secret about its preferred candidate on 18 October :”The dynamism our country has experienced since the Change (meaning Habib Bourguiba’s overthrow on 7 November 1987 and replacement by Ben Ali) and the great successes seen in all sectors of the economy inspire all Tunisians to express their full gratitude to the one who made all this possible: Président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. And to wish to see this prodigious process of will, initiative and work continue and expand on the broadest possible road to prosperity.”The weekly Réalités did not manage to hide its preferences either when reporting on a rally on 10 October at the Kram exhibition park in Tunis :”Several hours before the Head of State’s arrival, the crowd was already jubilant, chanting slogans and expressions of affection and loyalty to the President. The exhibition park was decked out in all its best finery that day, with banners, flags and posters in the colours of Tunisia and the RCD (the Constitutional Democratic Rally, President Ben Ali’s party). The remarkable decorations and the extraordinarily well-managed organisation were indisputable evidence of the RCD’s high art and professionalism.”And then the Head of State arrived. The ululation and cries of joy swelled. The jubilant crowed was in the presence of its President. He crossed the podium from one side to the other several times to greet his people, who had come early in the morning to extend him their support and commitment.” last_img read more

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Una gets access to biggest names in pop

June 4, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_imgLifestyleArtsEntertainmentNewsLocal NewsUna gets access to biggest names in popBy Guest Writer – November 7, 2013 1011 Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleClub Corner Notes 9/11/13Next articleLimerick delegates meet with Michael Dell Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LAUREL Hill Coláiste FCJ student Una Harty is one of eight pop-mad teenagers battling it out for the ultimate ‘access all areas’ work placement in new RTE series ‘Music Inc’.The seven part series sees Transition Year students getting a weekly backstage pass to meet and work with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Each week, top Irish tour manager and Louis Walsh’s right hand man Liam McKenna sets out challenges that sees contestants get face to face with some of the biggest names in pop, including The Saturdays and The Wanted.“For a young person, this is a great opportunity,” said Liam, who has worked with everyone from Westlife to Girls Aloud and Jedward.Challenges set by Liam include producing a music video for District 3 and creating merchandise for The Wanted amongst others, while Louis Walsh sets and judges a media challenge. The final two teenagers battle it out while managing JLS at an Irish Summer festival with the boyband themselves selecting the ultimate winner.“They’re going to see both sides of the business. This is going to open their eyes to what it’s really like,” said Liam.Limerick student Una Harty was the only contestant to be attending Fifth Year while filming; she is studious and likes to do well in school. The Patrickswell girl said she admires Ryan Sheridan because he began on the streets of Dublin but is now in demand due to his pure talent.Episode one of ‘Music Inc’ will air on RTE Two at 5pm on Monday November 11. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Emailcenter_img WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 TAGSartsentertainmentfeaturedLaurel Hill ColáisteUna Harty Printlast_img read more

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Finding Ways to Communicate with Consumers Remotely

May 31, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Mortgage Servicing Industry Mourns Loss Next: A ‘Paradigm Shift For The Better’ in Real Estate Finding Ways to Communicate with Consumers Remotely Share Save 2020-12-18 Cristin Espinosa In the latest episode of DS5’s Inside the Industry, we speak with Candace Russell, VP of Post Sale at Carrington. She provides insight into the complexities of forbearance and how the industry has adapted to working remotely.“There’s some real opportunities to engage with consumers in the way that they want to be engaged with and on the terms that they will respond,” Russell says. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Finding Ways to Communicate with Consumers Remotely Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Cristin Espinosa Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 18, 2020 1,180 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Concern over ‘treacherous trees’ on Golf Course Road

May 25, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_img Concern over ‘treacherous trees’ on Golf Course Road Google+ By News Highland – March 19, 2020 Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img WhatsApp Previous articlePost mortem conducted on body of woman discovered at house in LetterkennyNext articleCouncil working through challenges of COVID-19 News Highland There are major safety concerns over trees aligning the Golf Course road in Letterkenny.Heavy ivy growing on the trees is said to be leaving some of them in a dangerous condition while others are blocking public lighting along the road.Donegal County Council has agreed to investigate the issue.But Cllr Donal Coyle says the local authority must take the appropriate action to avoid what he termed as an accident waiting to happen:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/dondfgdfgdfaltrees.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Driving the message home

May 18, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers have been slow to recognise driving as a major risk factor tostaff. But with  shocking newstatistics, practitioners are being forced to sit up and take notice.  By Philip Whiteley When George Orwell was researching the coal industry in the 1930s he wasshocked to discover a rubber stamp with the legend “Death Stoppage”used to mark service records. Casualties in the coal mines were taken forgranted almost as they would be in a minor war. But times change and as Health and Safety Executive/Department of Transportfigures reveal, spending long hours behind the wheel today is just as hazardousas work at the coal face. And in the construction or agriculture industries itis more dangerous to go to work than in a coal mine. It is, therefore, logical that the dangers start to be treated as any otherworkplace hazard. Highway code The Government has made a start. In March, health and safety minister LordWhitty promised a “highway code” for employers who have staffdrivers. In its road safety document the Department of Environment, Transport and theRegions conceded, “We do not have reliable statistics about casualtiesconnected with work-related traffic accidents. But company cars are more frequentlyinvolved in accidents and the number of people killed as a consequence of workactivities, including driving, on our roads, could be significant.” A government task force is to draw up minimum occupational standards foremployers with driving staff, and to look at closer liaison between health andsafety officers and those responsible for road safety. The TUC would go further, arguing that, just as in other dangerousoccupations, employers should have to have a safety certificate before beingpermitted to let employees clock up the miles. It has launched a major documenton the issue, Driven to Death. Increasingly unions offer legal services formembers injured in road accidents. Road safety experts predict that it is only a question of time before anemployer has to pay a huge sum to a widow whose husband had been forced todrive excessive hours. “We want employers to play their part,” said TUC general secretaryJohn Monks. “Some have negotiated excellent agreements with their tradeunions to deal with the risks involved in driving for work. Others need theclarification of the existing common law duty of care.” Sobering statistics The statistics are sobering. Around 300 of the 1,200 drivers killed onBritain’s roads each year are driving for work. To put that in context, the number of train drivers killed in a year is insingle figures, and is sometimes (as in 1998) zero. Yet driving a company car is simply not seen as being a safety-criticaloccupation. “The car is not seen as a risk factor in a job,” saidGail Cotton, president of the Association of Occupational Health NursePractitioners. “Some companies are aware of the dangers, but the majorityare not.” OH consultant Cynthia Atwell adds, “It is the most lethal piece of equipmentone ever gets into. I would like to see a restriction on the number of hoursthat anyone can drive. There is a restriction on HGV drivers, with thetachograph, but people like you or I could drive all day for work if we wantedto. “My experience shows that a lot of people will get up very early in themorning, go on to site, do eight, nine or ten hours’ work and then drive fortwo, three or four hours. This is totally unacceptable. I do not think that anyemployer should expect people to do that. “Some people will say they are happy to do that, and it does not affectthem. I would argue that if you tested for reactions you would not get as gooda result.” She wonders also how many important decisions are made by business leadersfollowing a long day and a long drive. “It clearly needs to be looked atmore in relation to when people do have accidents. It brings in the issue ofdrugs – not just drugs of abuse but prescribed or over-the-counter drugs,”she adds. Atwell recommends that drugs-testing procedures should be extended to peopledriving company cars for long periods, much as they are in place for traindrivers. Though she adds, “I think that will be contentious as people whodrive company cars tend to be more senior management positions, and thatprobably would not go down well.” Driving policy Occupational health advisers need to point out the dangers to the rest ofthe company and encourage the establishment of a driving policy. This would setmaximum journey lengths, above which the driver should be able to book into ahotel, and maximum stints at the wheel without a break. “People need toknow what is expected of them,” Atwell says. Moreover, the guidelines must be reflected in the timetables and workingarrangements, so that they do not remain merely a statement of intent withlittle real effect. “There is pressure on drivers to make meetings; there are timemanagement and organisational issues,” says Cotton of the AOHNP. Cotton adds that there are dozens of serious health risks associated withdriving for long periods, in addition to the dangers of accidents. The twoissues are linked, as some ailments like stress or poor vision heighten therisk of a crash. The road safety pressure group Brake carried out a survey two years agowhich found that two in three people admitted having fallen asleep at thewheel. Just over half of those interviewed had nodded of while driving morethan twice in the year prior to the survey. “Professional drivers andcompany car drivers are particularly at risk, due to the high mileages thatthey travel,” the agency concluded. Fitness levels Loughborough University has carried out research which concluded thattiredness is responsible for up to 20 per cent of serious crashes on monotonousroads, such as motorways. Yet many drivers exaggerate their capacity andstamina. “A car has to be serviced regularly, but you do not bother about thedriver,” says Cotton. “I find this especially talking to men – theywould not keep a car without a regular service, but they are quite happy to runtheir own bodies doing none of those things. You need to do an MoT for the bodyas part of the risk assessment. “If someone has high blood pressure and headaches, are they going to beable to concentrate on long journeys?” While HGV drivers have to have a regular medical check-up, there is no suchrequirement for company car drivers. Driving for long periods can cause or aggravate poor health, Cotton argues.”I feel quite strongly about people driving, from a health point of view.We have people driving people as part of their job. Should we not be assessingtheir fitness to drive?” She lists the ailments, which sound like a doctor’s waiting room (see boxabove), and can include quite serious musculo-skeletal problems, particularlywhere the ergonomics are poor. But there are indirect ones too, said Cotton.”People tend to snatch meals. This has an effect on the digestive system.Many have a lack of exercise, and this exacerbates the posturaldifficulties.” Even road rage comes into the equation. It is more likely that a tired,stressed individual flies into a fit of temper than someone who is relaxed –especially if he or she is in physical pain. Such is the nation’s love affair with the car, however, that there is a hugepsychological barrier that health and safety officers have to overcome. The caris seen as a status symbol, a source of fun, a space for thought or discussion,but never a danger. www.tuc.org.uk  www.detr.gov.ukThe task force – what will it do?– Establish accurate statistics on casualties due to work-related driving– Establish the main causes of accidents– Agree minimum standards for employers– Promote liaison between health and safety officers and road safetyorganisations– Propose mechanisms to dovetail road traffic law with health and safety law– Launch a discussion document on preventing work-related road casualtiesand arrange a conference– Consider an occupational highway code.The task force will have an independent chairperson, and its membership willbe drawn from those with responsibility for road safety, police and the courts,the Health & Safety Executive, employers, employee groups and thoserepresenting the public interest. For a copy of Tomorrow’s Roads – Safer for Everyone call 0870 1226 236High-mileage ailments  – Varicose veins– Neck and back problems– Haemorrhoids– Stress– Headaches– Impaired vision– Musculoskeletal effects– Digestive problemsSource: Association of Occupational Health Nurse PractitionersDangerous occupationsAnnual average probability of occupational fatalityAgriculture                                1in 13,500Construction                             1 in 10,000Driver (25,000 miles per year)  1 in8,000Coal mining                              1 in 7,100Deep sea fishing                        1 in 750Source: HSE/ Department of Transport Previous Article Next Article Driving the message homeOn 1 Jun 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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SDL Auctions celebrates expansion into North West

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first_imgSDL Auctions North West held a reception for property professionals at the Grand Pacific bar in Manchester to mark its regional launch in the North West.CEO Rory Daly told invited guests that SDL Auctions move into the north west was proving a great success and was in recognition of the underlying strength of the regional property market in the area.To mark SDL Auctions’ growth in the region, he announced that they were offering free entry to anyone wanting to sell their property in the next auction at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 12 October.SDL Auctions North West team includes senior residential valuer (and negotiator Award winner!) Andy Thompson, and commercial auction surveyors Peter Eustance and Howard Elliot-Jones.The owner of the two-bedroomed terraced house at 25 Stanway Street in Moston, Manchester bought it for just £54,600 last summer but has now sold it for £70,500 – a rise of more than 29 per cent.The vendor, local property investor Alexander Ellis, said, “I’m very pleased at the near- 30 per cent price increase I’ve managed to get in just one year by selling this property with SDL Auctions North West.”SDL Auctions auctioneers SDL October 23, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SDL Auctions celebrates expansion into North West previous nextAgencies & PeopleSDL Auctions celebrates expansion into North WestThe Negotiator23rd October 20170612 Viewslast_img read more

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Silly offers starting to creep into market, warns leading agent

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first_imgA well-known London estate agent has warned that ‘silly offers’ are beginning to creep into the market as some buyers try to take advantage of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis.Lucy Pendleton (below), who is director of London nine-branch estate agency James Pendleton, told the most recent Rightmove webinar that buyers proffering ridiculously low bids were ‘shooting themselves in the foot’.“There are a number of buyers out there, and we see them registering every day on Rightmove, who are looking for an opportunity, call it a fire sale or whatever you want to call it in this market.“A few days ago we launched a new-build scheme that we’d originally held off the launch of because of the pandemic.  It was successful with houses for sale at £2,350,000 or more.“But we had one buyer who offered half a million pounds below the asking price.“All the other buyers were offering 97% or more of the asking price and then, sure enough, once his offer was rejected, he came forward and tried to increase his offer by £400,000 by which time the damage had been done.”What the webinar didn’t explore is why buyers are feeling that they can – or need to – make lower offers.Sam Hunter of Homesearch (left) believes part of the reason is that some people are pricing-in the expected recession and future drop in house prices into their offers.“I think the good agents have already talked to their vendors and adjusted asking prices accordingly, which then needs to be communicated to buyers.“But it’s also human nature to see what you get away with during a period of upheaval, and you get cheeky offers even during a boom market – so in both scenarios it’s all about how the estate agent handles them.”Watch the webinar.  Sam Hunter Homesearch Lucy Pendleton james pendleton June 11, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Silly offers starting to creep into market, warns leading agent previous nextHousing MarketSilly offers starting to creep into market, warns leading agentLucy Pendleton says her estate agency recently received an offer that was £500,000 under the asking price of £2.5 million for a property.Nigel Lewis11th June 20200543 Viewslast_img read more

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