CBI warns on energy planning delays

first_img whatsapp KCS-content CBI warns on energy planning delays Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Plans to hand powers to ministers to approve major energy infrastructure projects is making investors nervous about committing to large-scale building projects, according to the CBI. The decision to replace the independent Infrastructure Planning Commission with a Major Infrastructure Unit has been met with concern by the business group, which has identified applications for 37 power plants, inherited from the previous government, that are still awaiting ministerial approval. The CBI wants the government to clear the delayed applications in six months in order to give investors confidence the new planning system will be able to deliver timely decisions. Dr Neil Bentley, the CBI’s director of business environment, said: “We need a planning system that encourages, not deters investment.” center_img Sunday 15 August 2010 10:17 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash bargains: I’d buy FTSE 100 shares today and hold them for 10 years

first_img The FTSE 100’s recent market crash could yet see a second act. The index may have rebounded from its decline in February/March, but the economic outlook continues to be highly uncertain.However, investors who adopt a buy-and-hold strategy over the long run could capitalise on the bargain valuations still on offer across much of the FTSE 100.5G 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…Certainly, share prices may move lower in the short run. But buying cheap shares today and holding them for a period of 10 years or more could produce high returns that boost your financial prospects.FTSE 100 buy-and-hold strategyA buy-and-hold strategy has historically been a successful means of taking advantage of the FTSE 100’s long-term growth potential. For example, buying a diverse range of shares while the index was at 1,000 points in January 1984 and holding them to the present day would have produced an annualised total return of around 8%.During that time, of course, the index has experienced periods of gains and losses. Some investors may have enjoyed success in timing their purchase and sale decisions so that they buy stocks when they are cheap and sell them when they are trading at a much higher level. But achieving that goal on a consistent basis over many years requires skill, dedication and luck.Therefore, buying high-quality FTSE 100 businesses when they are attractively priced and allowing them the time they need to deliver on their strategies and benefit from improving investor sentiment could be a means of generating high returns in the long run.Today’s opportunityClearly, the FTSE 100 offered better value for money in March than it does today. Back then the index was trading below 5,000 points, with many of its members having valuations that were last seen during the financial crisis.However, the index continues to offer a wide margin of safety even after its rebound. Investors seem to be pricing in a difficult period for the world economy, which could mean that there are favourable risk/reward ratios on offer across many of the index’s sectors.Therefore, there appear to be buying opportunities for investors who have a long-term time horizon. In many cases, undervalued shares in the FTSE 100 have solid balance sheets and sound strategies but face uncertain operating conditions. They could be among the most attractive stocks to buy, since they are likely to survive any recession and may even be able to strengthen their market positions.Building a portfolioDiversifying your portfolio could prove to be highly beneficial over the next decade. It is too soon to know with a high degree of confidence which FTSE 100 sectors will recover quickly from the coronavirus lockdown, and which industries will continue to experience slow growth.Therefore, spreading your risk across many companies and sectors could be the best means of enjoying the likely market rally and high returns on offer from the FTSE 100 over the next 10 years. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Monday, 8th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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. Stock market crash bargains: I’d buy FTSE 100 shares today and hold them for 10 yearscenter_img Enter Your Email Address 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’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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Forget buy-to-let: I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 | More on: BDEV BLND It’s official! UK house prices are starting to fall. According to the latest numbers from Nationwide, prices have fallen in each of the last two months. This news has strengthened my view that FTSE 100 stocks offer much better opportunities to make money from property than buy-to-let in today’s market.The stock market also has a second big advantage — you can invest tax-free in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Buy-to-let investors can’t do that.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…Buy-to-let vs FTSE 100 stocksWith house prices falling from near-record highs, new buy-to-let investors face the risk of sitting on negative equity for years. Recent government changes also mean tax costs are rising for many landlords. It’s getting harder to make money from property rental.On the other hand, demand for new housing still seems to be strong — whether purchased or rental. Housebuilders who can satisfy this demand could be an attractive buy after this year’s stock market crash.A top housebuilder at a fair price?As lockdown eases, I think housebuilders with healthy finances and a solid order book could enjoy a strong recovery.My top pick in this sector today is probably FTSE 100 stock Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV). The firm continued to achieve a “low level of reservations” throughout the lockdown period by selling remotely.Although site closures mean new builds completed this year will be down on last year, Barratt’s 12,000+ order book is valued at £2.9bn. On 2019 figures, that’s equivalent to more than eight months’ sales. This should provide good earnings visibility.Barratt went into the Covid-19 pandemic with a £430m of net cash and an unused £700m credit facility. It’s also been approved for a government coronavirus loan, if needed, although I don’t expect this to be taken up.The Barratt share price has fallen by about 35% so far this year, as investors have priced in a downbeat outlook. But I’m starting to see value here. Barratt shares trade roughly in line with their book value and on just 10 times reduced earnings forecasts.Barratt has had a good track record of delivery in recent years. I think this stock could offer decent value at current levels.This FTSE 100 stock is on sale!My second pick is FTSE 100 REIT British Land (LSE: BLND). This £3.6bn landlord owns prime Central London office properties and shopping centres such as Sheffield’s Meadowhall.British Land’s share price has tanked this year, falling by nearly 40%. The stock now trades at a 55% discount to its net asset value of 905p. The main reason for this big discount is that valuations on big shopping centres are likely to fall. I expect rental income to be lower when leases are renewed too.The good news is that British Land’s valuation already reflects these risks. That’s why the share price is so low. If things turn out better than expected — and they could — then the shares could perform well.In my view, investing in property at this kind of depressed valuation is a smart move for investors seeking long-term gains. I hold this stock and I expect a solid recovery and a decent dividend income over time.British Land’s properties are good quality and it doesn’t have too much debt. I see this as a buy-and-hold stock at current levels. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head owns shares of British Land Co. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget buy-to-let: I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA to get rich and retire early See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Rebrands, mergers and agency appointments round up

first_imgLondon’s Air Ambulance appoints WPN Chameleon for TV fundraising campaignLondon’s Air Ambulance Charity has appointed WPN Chameleon (WPNC) to develop a new TV fundraising campaign. Following a competitive pitch, the agency and charity are working together to develop a robust strategic development of London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s fundraising proposition, using WPNC’s donor insight expertise. The culmination of this approach will be the launch of a DRTV and social media campaign this spring. The TV ad will air in the London area. The aim is to raise awareness of the charity’s work treating critically injured patients within the M25 whilst also tackling the misconception that the organisation is fully publicly funded.  293 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 17 April 2019 | News Tagged with: brand design merger RNOH Charity unveils new brandingThe RNOH Charity, which supports the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, has unveiled its new brand, which will become central to all its charitable and fundraising activities. Created by London design studio Here Design, the new branding reflects the RNOH Charity’s role as the backbone of the RNOH. The core icon is a graphic representation of the spine, made up of flexible shapes that will be used for a wide range of applications, from digital apps to RNOH Charity merchandise. Unicef UK appoints the community London as strategic & creative partnerUnicef UK has appointed the community London as its strategic and creative partner to help it with a brand transformation. Sophie Gallois, Deputy Executive Director for Communications, Advocacy and Programmes at Unicef UK, said: “We want to be clearer about what we stand for, and communicate the impact we, together with our supporters, have on children around the world and their future.  the community really helped us to express this in a way which felt true to our values, and really powerful emotionally.” The community, part of Publicis Groupe, will launch the campaign to Unicef’s network of influencers and internal stakeholders from June and begin to deliver fully integrated external communications from September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Working with Men rebrands to Future MenWorking With Men has announced a rebrand to become Future Men with the new name chosen as of the charity’s vision: to ensure a better future for every boy, every man and everyone. Founded in 1988 as Working With Men, Future Men will continue to support boys and men from childhood to 25+, encouraging them to explore, celebrate and build on the characteristics that contribute to positive masculinity.center_img Here is a short round up of some of the recent charity business news from across the fundraising sector, including rebrands, mergers, and agency appointments.  294 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Rebrands, mergers and agency appointments round up Breast Cancer Care & Breast Cancer Now mergerBreast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now have completed their merger as of 1 April, into one charity for everyone affected by the illness. The Chair of the new charity is Jill Thompson, a Trustee and Treasurer for Breast Cancer Care. Delyth Morgan, currently Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, has been appointed as CEO Designate for the new charity, after Samia al Qadhi stepped down as Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care after 25 years. While the new charity legally merged on 1 April, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now will continue to exist and operate as separate brands, under separate names, while the charities operations are merged and the merged charity’s brand is developed. This is expected to be completed by the end of the year. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Digital Code Champions recruited to share expertise with charities

first_imgDigital Code Champions recruited to share expertise with charities More support is available for charities looking to improve their digital activity, with the recruitment of Code Champions to share knowledge and encourage further take up of the Charity Digital Code of Practice.15 Code Champions have now signed up. All have experience of using the code’s resources and adopting best practice and will share their expertise with other charities. The champions represent charities of various sizes and missions and include National Ugly Mugs, World Vision and the relationships charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change.Martin Campbell, Chief Information Officer at World Vision, said:“The world has changed and most charities realise the need to be more digitally ambitious. World Vision was one of the early adopters of the Charity Digital Code of Practice and it has enabled us to better understand the practical outcomes of our digital activity and to put a framework around our digital transformation programme. We are now working on using data much more in our decision making and we’ve seen substantial improvements in the performance of our key products.”Michelle Hill, CEO of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change added: Advertisement  340 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “We’re really excited to be a champion of the code as we’ve been using it since it launched. Adopting the code and weaving it throughout our long-term strategy and day to day work has offered us a catalyst to develop our culture, processes and systems. It has really helped us go back to basics and optimise what we have. We think it’s important to champion digital developments for smaller charities and will be waving the flag for ensuring any developments always align with values.”The code is voluntary and free to access for all charities, providing resources, ‘how-to’ guides and advice from peers to help charities increase and improve their digital activity, alongside evaluating success to continually learn about what works for them as an organisation. Funded by Charity IT Leaders, Cisco, The Co-op Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group, with support from CAST as part of the Catalyst initiative, it is managed by a steering group of representatives from across the sector and chaired by independent digital expert Zoe Amar.The code can be accessed at charitydigitalcode.org and more charities can also volunteer to become Code Champions by emailing [email protected] announcement of the champions coincides with the launch of the code’s new website. The upgraded site has been created following feedback from the sector and, through user testing will continue to evolve to meet the needs of charity professionals. Tagged with: Digital  339 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 18 March 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Leslie Feinberg: comrade, mentor, friend

first_imgI loved my friend.He went away from me.There’s nothing more to say.The poem ends,Soft as it began –I loved my friend.~ Langston HughesLeiLani Dowell and Leslie Feinberg in 2004. Photo: Bill HackwellThis is for my comrade, mentor, and friend Leslie Feinberg. The person who took me under hir wing when I showed up in New York City from the other side of the country, feeling more than a little lost. At a time when the Workers World editorial staff was beginning to work from home, Leslie and I made our way to the office in Manhattan every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so we could work together, learn from each other (because Leslie was always clear that ze could learn as much from me – a young, revolutionary, queer hapa woman – as I could from hir), build a friendship. I owe so much of my skills as an editor, journalist and thinker to Leslie’s patient work with me in those early years.I have this picture of the day that I first met Leslie, before I had even moved to NYC. We held a meeting in San Francisco around the LGBTQ struggle for Pride, and we were both speaking at the event. There I am, trying not to look all nervous that I was meeting the Leslie Feinberg, author of “Stone Butch Blues,” transgender warrior and solidarity activist. And ze’s facing the camera but inclined toward me, with the warmest smile on hir face. I would see that smile duplicated on Leslie’s face so many times after I moved to New York — a gesture of respect and love to anyone dedicated to living their lives in defiance of the daily onslaught of capitalism and imperialism.The picture, taken in front of the Women’s Building, blazes with color — the vibrant hues of the mural we are standing in front of, the deep red of the fancy femme shirt I wore for the occasion. And every time I see it the warmth of the colors and the warmth of that smile transport me; I may as well be standing in the sun, ten or twelve years younger, head tilted upward to catch the rays on my face.I want to write about just how fierce an anti-racist, pro-worker, revolutionary fighter Leslie was, in every moment, even as ze slowly succumbed to sickness. I want this to convey the belligerent fury I am feeling at the heteronormative, heterosexist structures of U.S. society, at the exhausting, constant attacks on our bodies, identities, souls that Leslie fought against for as long as I knew hir and that contributed to hir health complications over many years. I want to say, fist held high, Black and queer and proud, that I and my comrades will forever continue the struggle in Leslie’s name.But maybe I don’t have to do this work today; I know and am heartened that so many others can tell these stories. What I really need to say is:Thank you.I cannot write this without also expressing my love, appreciation and condolences to Minnie Bruce Pratt, Leslie’s partner and another comrade, mentor and friend.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Investigative reporter fears for her life, requests protection

first_img BoliviaAmericas Reporters Without Borders joins other national and international NGOs that defend freedom of expression in urging the Bolivian authorities to provide adequate protection to the journalist Mónica Oblitas and her family at once. Oblitas has been getting threats in connection with an investigative report and fears that she and her 20-year-old son could be killed.Employed by ¡OH!, a magazine linked to the daily Los Tiempos, Oblitas told Reporters Without Borders she has received repeated threats ever since she exposed the corrupt practices of Ericka Hinojosa Saavedra, a forensic doctor at the Institute for Forensic Research (IDIF) in El Alto, a city just to the west of La Paz.Without carrying out proper examinations, Hinojosa was reportedly selling bogus medical certificates to people who said they had been injured or had been the victims of violence. The national prosecutor general’s office fired Hinojosa after her activities had been exposed but, according to Oblitas, the judicial investigation has suffered unexplained delays.Oblitas exposed Hinojosa by going to her office on 28 March and obtaining one of these false medical certificates in return for payment of money. She recorded Hinojosa’s agreement to the deal and the issue of the certificate on a hidden camera. The story was covered in April in the Sucre-based daily Correo del Sur and the La Paz-based daily La Prensa.Since then, Oblitas has been getting anonymous calls and messages containing death threats, which she has been reporting on her personal blog. The text messages received on her phone have included: “Your days are numbered,” “Do you like to play with forensic doctors,” “The next certificate will be yours” and “Disappear.”“Your son is wearying a nice red jacket,” one of the messages said, implicitly warning that her family could also be targeted. Three unidentified individuals in a car broke the windows of her home in April. She has been receiving threats constantly since then, she added.“In the absence of any response from the authorities to her distressing situation, Oblitas has turned to international organizations such as ours,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But it is the job of the competent authorities to ensure her protection. We cannot do it for them. We therefore call on the Bolivian judicial authorities to quickly take the necessary measures.”The press freedom organization added: “We also hope that the information provided by Oblitas will be used to establish the truth in what is a major scandal.” Organisation News News BoliviaAmericas February 1, 2018 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Bolivia Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomcenter_img Help by sharing this information September 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigative reporter fears for her life, requests protection News to go further Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment News June 12, 2020 Find out more Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Rodents on the run from derelict sites

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRodents on the run from derelict sitesBy admin – March 1, 2011 939 Advertisement THE sight of rodents scurrying past long-standing derelict sites is terrifying people, according to election candidate Cllr Joe Leddin, responding to a complaint from a young Limerick woman who had such an experience on the Ballinacurra road. It is claimed that rats and rodents are terrifying people, especially our senior citizens who walk in the area of the former Moloney Garage site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post received a call from a young woman who said she is now terrified to be anywhere near the site.“I was wheeling my child in her buggy and two rats ran across my path – it was obvious they were coming from the site, which attracts lots of illegal dumping – it’s a disgrace that this is being allowed fester so close to where people are living and walking”.Cllr Joe Leddin, who has requested an immediate inspection of a number of the city’s most offensive derelict sites and properties from City Hall’s Planning Department, said that on his election canvass throughout the city he has received numerous complaints from people and the business sector who are living close to derelict sites.“They have outlined to me their concerns with the continued deterioration of these sites. All kind of rubbish is being dumped illegally, and as a result, increases anti-social behaviour.“There are also serious health and safety concerns surrounding the proposed Opera Centre – many of the buildings involved are over 100 years and in a poor physical state”.Pointing out that the issue is of a more serious nature than many people perceive, he also referred to the many unoccupied derelict houses and sites scattered in Hyde Road, Quins Cottages, Janesboro and Prospect, that are causing huge concern for locals.“Urgent action, such as compulsory purchase orders by the city council are now required, and while there may be difficulties pertaining to title deeds with certain houses, the major strategic sites on main artery roads into the city can’t be left unattended – either the owners or the city council must carry out appropriate works to clean and secure these sites”. Print Linkedin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleOutlaw Concy hot on trail of RubberbanditsNext articleRugby fans to benefit from ticket price reduction admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Carroll Foster: the local expert on greens

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Monday, November 19, 2012 Print Article You Might Like Singing set at Old Country Church Every holiday has its traditions and the singing at the Old County Church the Sunday before Thanksgiving has become a… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Ask Carroll Foster about greens and he’ll tell you how to cook a mess or how to cook enough to feed a log rolling.He just might be the county’s expert on greens. And this time of year, folks come around asking his advice on how to cook greens of every kind.center_img Next Up“I’ve been growing collard greens and turnip greens as long as I can remember,” Foster said. “I grew up on the farm and we grew what we ate and I’ve been growing greens ever since.”Even today, Foster said he and his wife don’t eat any vegetables that they don’t grow at their place in Shiloh.“Folks put all kinds of fertilizer on their vegetables so you don’t know what you’re eating,” he said. “We make our own fertilizer out of leaves from the pecan and oak trees around the house and add some chicken litter. So, we know what’s making our vegetables grow.” Carroll Foster: the local expert on greens Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Foster specializes in rutabagas and mustard as well as turnips and collards.“As for me, I like rutabagas more than any other greens,” he said. “Other folks would like them too if they tried them. Most folks don’t know that you can cook the rutabaga greens, just like you can cook turnips greens. And, to me, there’s nothing better than rutabagas.”Foster said history plays a big part in what folks cook and how they cook it.“Mostly, women folk cook the way their mamas and their grandmas cooked, so that’s how come we don’t eat as many rutabagas as we do turnips and collards,” he said. “History.” Latest Stories Email the author A little mustard cooked with turnips gives them added flavor, although they don’t need it, Foster said. “Some folks cook a pot of mustard by itself and that’s all right, too, if you like it.”The drought “got” Foster’s collards but he’s has more in the ground and expects to have a big patch of collards before long.“Not in time for Thanksgiving but they should be ready for Christmas,” he said. “Greens are good anytime you can get them.”But not in a can. The taste of fresh greens cannot be “canned,” he said. “Nothing is better than fresh.”When cooking turnips and rutabagas, Foster recommends cutting the greens up “just a little, not like collards” and cooking the greens first.“Cook the greens until they’re about half done and cut up, what we call the roots, and put them in and cook them until they’re done,” he said. “But, if you want greens to be good, you’ve got to season them right.”Seasoning greens right means cooking them with a good end piece of ham or, better still, with a pigtail.“That’s what makes good greens,” Foster said, with a smile.Nothing goes to waste when greens are cooked just right.“When all the greens are out of the pot, you’ve got some of the best broth you ever tasted, pot liquor, that’s what it’s called,” Foster said. “You’ll want to sit down at night to a bowl of pot liquor with cornbread to dunk in it. Talk about good. That’s mighty good.”Foster recommends greens at Thanksgiving. He’s not sure whether the Pilgrims had greens or not but, if they didn’t, they missed something mighty good of that first Thanksgiving.“This is the time of the year for greens, because they’re our history… and they’re good.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more