SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 things winning stocks have in common

first_img 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 When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are hundreds of stocks out there to choose from. But while some of them struggle or even go bust, a rare few deliver outstanding returns to shareholders over the long term. These are the sort of stocks that can go up 10, 20, or even 100 times in a lifetime. Very often, these stocks will stand out from the crowd early on. Yes, they might appear expensive based on their a price-to-earnings ratio, but eventually it will appear that they weren’t expensive at all. High quality stocks deserve rich valuations. 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…Here are three things winning stocks have in common.Management aren’t clock-punchersWhen we’re investing in a stock, we want to see the board aligned with shareholder interests. After all, that is why they are employed – to create value for shareholders.Very often, the best companies have entrepreneurial management. This means that they aren’t just punching the clock and collecting a paycheque, and that they are motivated to do what it takes to make the company succeed.When management are entrepreneurial, they’ll often buy large amounts of stock with their own hard-earned cash. That aligns their personal interests with the interests of investors. Finding a company whose board is well-motivated to deliver and that has a lot of skin in the game is always worth researching. But just because management have skin in the game doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to deliver.The ROCE margin is highReturn on capital employed, or ROCE, is the company’s own interest rate. It measures the money that a company invests in itself, and the return it receives. The higher the ROCE margin, the faster a company can grow.This is especially true if the capital requirements of the business are light and it doesn’t require significant amounts of capital expenditure for maintenance. This is in contrast to restaurants and bars, and heavy machinery that often needs refurbishing or replacing. When maintenance capital expenditure is light, then cash generated from investing in the company can be re-invested to help the company grow even faster.The business is profitable and converts a lot of its profits into cashMany companies can appear to be highly profitable, yet they fail to convert much of that profit into tangible cold hard cash. Companies that struggle to convert their profits into cash aren’t high quality companies – ideally we want businesses that have close to or even more than 100% profit to cash conversion. Companies that have motivated, entrepreneurial management along with a high ROCE margin, and that convert most – if not all – of their profits into cash have historically been excellent businesses to own. Keep a look out and you might just find one.  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. See all posts by Michael Taylor Image source: Getty Images Michael Taylor | Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 Views expressed 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.center_img 3 things winning stocks have in common Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Is the Hurricane Energy share price too cheap to ignore?

first_imgIs the Hurricane Energy share price too cheap to ignore? The Hurricane Energy (LSE: HUR) share price plunged again this morning, after the company reported the resignation of founder and CEO Dr Robert Trice.Dr Trice has been the driving figure behind the group’s mission to explore and commercialise so-called fractured basement reservoirs in the North Sea.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…Until May, early production results from the Lancaster oil field appeared to justify his confidence. But last month, the company admitted it hadn’t been able to hit its production target of 20,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).Hurricane’s share price has now fallen by more than 70% this year, leaving it lagging behind UK producers such as Serica Energy, Premier Oil and Enquest.Today, I want to take a fresh look at this business. Are Hurricane shares now too cheap to ignore?Where did it all go wrong?In testing during April and May, Hurricane had hoped to ramp up combined production from the two Lancaster wells to 20,000 bopd. These efforts failed.On 22 May, Hurricane said it had decided to shut down one well due to interference between the two wells. Lancaster production was stuck at about 10,300 bopd.Dr Trice said that each well performed well individually, but “the degree of interference encountered is unexpected.” Although they’re close to each other, the two Lancaster wells were expected to access different areas of the reservoir. But these results suggest to me that, in simple terms, both wells may be accessing the same oil.If I’m right, this would be an embarrassing failure for Hurricane — and a possible trigger for Dr Trice’s resignation today.What’s next for Hurricane?Dr Trice’s resignation suggests to me that the board has lost confidence in his strategy and projections. He will be replaced by interim CEO Beverley Smith, who has 30 years’ experience in production geology and field development, mostly with BG Group.The firm’s largest investor, Kerogen Capital, has also replaced its nominated director with a technical specialist. Dr Alan Parsley is a geologist with over 50 years’ experience, mostly in senior exploration and production roles at Royal Dutch Shell.The board has also established a new technical committee to oversee “critical technical matters and Reserves and Resources disclosures.”Taken together, these changes suggest to me the board is taking a fresh, critical look at Hurricane’s assets. The firm has promised to provide updated reserve and resource estimates by the end of March 2021.Hurricane share price: buy or sell?Despite Hurricane’s problems, the firm is currently producing (and selling) around 12,000 bopd of oil from Lancaster. There could be some value here. But I do have some serious concerns.Today’s update mentions “the need to strengthen the group’s balance sheet” and to increase production. This suggests to me that cash flow from current production is not enough make the business self-sustaining. This could be bad news for shareholders. In my experience, rescue fundraisings normally dilute investors who don’t take part.I’m also worried that Hurricane’s resource estimates may be downgraded. Lancaster may not contain as much oil as we thought.Personally, I wouldn’t wait around to find out. In my view, Hurricane shares are now highly speculative and very risky. I think there are better buys elsewhere in the oil sector. 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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. 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. See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images. center_img Roland Head | Monday, 8th June, 2020 | More on: HUR Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!last_img read more

Sevens World Series: England v Australia Olympics battle heats up

first_imgShould it come to that, they will be firm favourites. But England will be doing everything in their power to render Sandy Park an irrelevance this summer.To buy tickets for the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham on 16-17 May, click here Aussie crunch: England’s Charlie Hayter is sent flying by Cameron Clark in Hong Kong (Pic: Getty Images) Squad stretchedEngland, who finished fourth in the series last year, are entitled to feel a little hard done by. After finishing third in Australia in October’s opening event, they suffered injuries to Hayter (hamstring), Dan Bibby (dislocated shoulder) and James Rodwell (ankle) in Dubai, reducing the squad to nine after the third game and having a knock-on effect on their performance in Port Elizabeth the following week.“Losing three players puts a big workload on the team,” says Burgess, the 26-year-old former Cornish Pirate. “Obviously we’re conditioned to play two tournaments back to back but it’s a cumulative effect. And our games always went to the wire so everyone was playing to the final whistle. Last year we had very few injuries.”To that misfortune can be added tight calls, with a harsh double whammy – a penalty try and Dan Norton yellow card – hurting their chances in a feisty HK Cup quarter-final with eventual champions Fiji.Even then, it took a great tackle by Savenaca Rawaca to deny Rodwell in the corner – watch it below – prior to a lot of shoving and verbals between the sides as the final whistle blew on a 14-12 Fiji win moments later. “I think England needed to win to keep them in with an Olympic chance,” said Fiji coach Ben Ryan, and though far from true, the pressure on England is mounting, not least because they also represent the hopes of Wales and Scotland, under the Great Britain flag.All to play forEngland did reach the final in Wellington but the bottom line is that only there and on the Gold Coast have they gleaned more points than Australia. Amor points out that England are “getting there”, that they are losing only by the slimmest of margins, but only three legs of the series remain, starting this weekend with Tokyo. John Brake, back from injury, replaces Worcester’s Richard de Carpentier as England prepare to face Hong Kong, Wales and Fiji in their pool.Whatever happens in the Far East, England will go to Glasgow and London next month with Rio qualification still in their grasp. In Mitchell, Rodwell, Bibby and Norton, they have the nucleus of a strong squad capable of achieving a first tournament win since Wellington 2013.But should the worse happen, they need only to look at a recent copy of the RFU’s in-house newspaper, Touchline, to see how to qualify through the back door. They will need to win the Grand PRIX 7s series, run by Rugby Europe and involving tournaments in Russia (6-7 June), Lyon (13-14 June) and Exeter (11-12 July). There is no dividing line drawn on the ‘standings’ table on the HSBC Sevens World Series website, but it’s as solid and real as the device on which you’re reading these words.The top four finishers in this season’s series can book their tickets to Rio 2016 as automatic qualifiers for the first Olympic rugby event since 1924. That means South Africa (110 points), Fiji (108) and New Zealand (107) are feeling pretty good about life as they look down on the chasing pack – of which Australia (84) and England (78) comfortably lead the way.This Anglo-Aussie tussle has become the story within the story, Olympic qualification being so glittering a prize that England’s players – already enjoying the services of a sports psychologist, Katie Warriner – are being advised by RFU ‘minders’ not even to discuss the consequences of failing to achieve a top-four finish.England’s Phil Burgess and Charlie Hayter were bang on message when we caught up with them at the Lensbury Club, the duo leaping about on crash mats and grasping at imaginary rugby balls in an outer space-themed photo shoot.“We are performance driven. If we get the performance right, the results will come,” says Hayter. Says Burgess: “Our focus is on the next game and the next tournament.”Learning curveNothing wrong with that – the ‘game by game’ response is a cliché for good reason – but are England running scared? The Aussies seem to have England’s number right now, their 12-7 Plate semi-final win in Hong Kong more convincing than the scoreline suggests because England captain Tom Mitchell’s try came after the full-time siren.Under Geraint John, Australia have become incredibly tough to breach, with South Africa only scraping through their HK Cup quarter-final 7-5, while the speed of ball at the breakdown area remains a concern for England despite having made strides in recent months. Tony Roques, renowned in his playing days for his abrasiveness in contact, joined the coaching team last autumn.“Tony came in as a defence and breakdown specialist and he’s added a lot to us,” says ex-Wasp Hayter, 26, one of the newest members of England’s centrally contracted core group.Phil’s errand: England’s Phil Burgess goes airborne for a photo shoot with sponsors Heathrow Express“From the stats, teams had targeted us in that (breakdown) area. South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand are world class in that area and it’s been a steep learning curve for us. But we’re competing really well, it’s just a matter of finding more consistency.”center_img England Sevens are losing ground in the race to secure a place for Team GB at Rio 2016. So this weekend’s event in Tokyo takes on added significance for Simon Amor’s men LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Orange launches its Community Futures Awards 2004

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Orange is encouraging applications from groups focused around music, film, literature, sport and information technology, and is keen to recognise innovative and creative projects. To apply for an Orange community futures award, visit Orange’s Web site. The Awards details should be available on the site from about 4pm. Howard Lake | 9 May 2004 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mobile phone company Orange is seeking applications for its grants programme that recognises and rewards grass-roots projects run to benefit people with sensory disabilities.The Orange community futures awards is a grants scheme designed to support local community projects that use communication creatively to enable people with sensory disabilities to participate more fully in society. The awards scheme, now in its second year, forms part of Orange’s wider community investment programme and corporate responsibility strategy.Small groups may apply for awards of between £2,500 and £5,000. Application forms are available from 10 May 2004 onwards. The closing date for applying is 31 August 2004. Advertisement Orange launches its Community Futures Awards 2004last_img read more

CAF offers Giving Widget to enable donations on any website

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 27 October 2011 | News Advertisement CAF offers Giving Widget to enable donations on any website Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Digital widget www.cafonline.org/charity-finance–fundraising/charity-fundraising–support.aspx Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has created the CAF ‘Giving Widget’ which lets charities and their supporters embed a donation page onto their own website, blog or Facebook page. The white-label widget is available to any charity, and can be used to raise funds through the charity’s website too.The widget, a short piece of code, can be customised to present the charity’s brand and campaign messages and can be used for both regular and one-off donations. Placing on a website is just a matter of copying and pasting the HTML code.The widget shows a total income for that instance of use. Companies can use a charity’s widget on their website and show the amount that they have generated.The CAF Giving Widget allows charities to accept regular and one-off credit/debit card donations and donations via Direct Debit and PayPal. It is available through CAF’s Fundraising Support Service.Chris Allwood, Innovation Delivery Manager at CAF said: “The widget is all about giving supporters a simple way to donate money to the charities that they care passionately about. Rather than expecting donors to come to a charity’s website, the widget is a way of charities going to where their potential donors are.”One charity that has tested the new service is the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC). Polly Gilchrist, Donations Manager at the DEC, said; “We are regularly given space on websites for our appeals but while a standard banner helps generate welcome income it does not create an automatic feedback loop for our online supporters and their communities.“The CAF widget has the potential to create a self-reinforcing virtuous circle with those providing space and their communities getting instant recognition of their support for the DEC.”Beating Bowel Cancer has also signed up for the new CAF widget, so here is an example of it being embedded on a separate site – ours:  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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

Large and small charities to share expertise through Charity Twinning

first_img Online giving platform Charity Choice has announced the Charity Twinning programme which is designed to encourage greater skills sharing in the charity sector, in particular amongst large and small charities.The first three partnerships which are acting as pilot projects are: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lynda Thomas, Director of Fundraising at Macmillan, said: “Fundraising is a vital part of what we do here at Macmillan and we’re constantly looking to evolve the ways and means of finding new revenue streams. Charity Twinning encourages us to think outside of the box and take inspiration from a completely different source, a small charity. And on the flipside give back something to the charity community by sharing the wealth of experience we have here in the team.”  Angela Hay, Director of Hospice AID UK, a small charity, said: “Joining the Charity Twinning program is a really exciting opportunity for a small charity like us. Resource is so tight especially when it comes to training so a program like this allows me bounce ideas off someone else in the industry, helping to grow and expand Hospice AID UK.”Tanya Noronha, Publisher for Charity Choice, explained why she established the new programme. “Although charitable giving appears to be growing,” she said, “small charities are struggling to cut through and make an impact on where people donate.”Charity Twinning is designed to help both large and small charities better understand the range of different ways to approach fundraising and make better use of them. We hope the experience will facilitate more skills sharing in the third sector leading to more effective fundraising across the board.”Noronha is inviting charities of all sizes to take part in Charity Twinning. Large and small charities to share expertise through Charity Twinning  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Macmillan Cancer Care and Hospice Aid UK.The programme was established in response to smaller charities citing resource as a limiting factor in recruiting new donors, and research that shows that small charities have experienced a drop in income overall in the past five years.  Advertisement Fairtrade Foundation and Orangutan Land Trust Alzheimer’s Society and Hope for Children Howard Lake | 17 June 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Limerick teenager hoping to raise €40,000 for life saving surgery

Print Email 1 of 3 “In Ireland, they can do cervical fusion procedures, but not on an EDS patient, never mind somebody with as many complications as I have – blood pressure problems, heart problems, and my blood does not clot. You have to take into consideration the EDS and being resistant to the anesthesia, so they have to do a lot to make it work.”After the surgery, aged just 16, Ciara will never be able to move her neck again, or move her head up, down, left or right. Ciara said, “When I found out about the surgery I thought I’d be more scared than I was. But I sort of knew that it was coming, it’s hard to explain it, but it was happening in my own body, so I felt it was coming. My mum broke down, and I just said, okay let’s do this. I was ready to make a change for the better.”The surgery. overall will cost over €100,000. Time is of the essence for Ciara now as the next available procedure is in March, leaving her with just over one month to raise more than €40,000.“We have a lot of people helping so far, so it’s very enlightening to see so many people actually care and try to help. There are people in Glasgow and Lanzarote helping us raise funds,” said Ciara, with her mum adding, “We are very fortunate.”If Ciara misses the surgery in March, Anne says, “Ciara can’t be in Spain when we go into the hot weather when she is recuperating as one her comorbidities is she can’t cope with extreme heat, she passes out.”If the surgery is moved back to November, Anne says, “that takes away another year of her life. And she has had enough years gone already.” “If anybody would like to help raise funds by doing their own event in Ciara’s honour, please get in contact as we would be very grateful,” Anne concluded.If you would like to donate to Ciara’s EDS surgery fund, you can visitwww.gofundme.com/ciaraeds or contact Anne at [email protected] their Facebook page CiarasFight for more info.More local news here. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEDSfundslife savingsurgery Ciara Micks pictured with her mum Anne. Picture: Cian Reinhardt Whole lotta Limerick good cause winners Ciara Micks pictured with her mum, Anne in their home. Picture: Cian Reinhardt Previous articleColáiste Chiaráin puts on show stopping performanceNext articleForty two poems – CP Kavafy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Linkedin Ciara Micks pictured with her mum, Anne in their home. Picture: Cian Reinhardt No public eye-care plan for Limerick teens Twitter Ciara Micks is raising funds for life-saving treatment in Barcelona. Picture: Cian ReinhardtSixteen-year-old Ciara Micks hopes to raise more than €40,000 for a surgery in Barcelona that could save her life.Ciara was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in 2015, but since being diagnosed her condition has deteriorated dramatically. Due to a lack of expertise in Ireland, Ciara and her mother Anne were forced to travel to London, as are most EDS patients.EDS is a condition affecting the connective tissues in the body, which provide support in the skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs, and bones.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When Ciara found out she had to travel to Barcelona for the surgery she said, “I just thought it was ridiculous. There is no reason apart from the lack of knowledge why we need to go there. It’s a choice to learn about it, and with so many people with EDS in Ireland it isn’t comprehensible that people who can help don’t have an interest in it.”As there is no treatment available to EDS patients in Ireland, many people like Ciara are forced to travel to the UK for checkups, as well as specialist advice and treatment. Raising funds for a life-saving surgical procedure, Ciara hopes to make the trip to Barcelona, Spain which is the only European city to carry our the cervical fusion surgery Ciara needs. This operation would need to happen this March 2018 so she needs to raise the funds before then. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Aoife’s appeal for life-saving surgery WhatsApp Ciara lives in constant fear of decapitation NewsLocal NewsLimerick teenager hoping to raise €40,000 for life saving surgeryBy Staff Reporter – January 30, 2018 4783 Limerick hospital bosses say there is no shortage of nurses read more

Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte says family are devastated

first_img Facebook Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte says family are devastated Pinterest By News Highland – January 11, 2011 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Previous articleNumber of Donegal people living in Australia evacuated from Brisbane homesNext article7 schools compete for Donegal at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition News Highland Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte has been speaking about his daughter who was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius.Michaela McAreavey was found dead by her husband John in their hotel room.Police are questioning 6 suspects over her death, although no one has been formally arrested.Her father Mickey – manager of Tyrone GAA – says the whole family’s devastated:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/18hart1.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest News WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+last_img read more