DMGT sees jump in market share as its CFO stands down

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Share whatsappcenter_img DMGT sees jump in market share as its CFO stands down DAILY Mail & General Trust (DMGT) received a welcome boost from its flagship Daily Mail newspaper yesterday, which reported robust trading amid a gain in market share.DMGT said that advertising revenues at its national newspaper division have risen by 13 per cent year-on-year in the past three months. Print revenues at Associated Newspapers, home to the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, are up 10 per cent thanks to the rise in display ads. For the year to the end of August underlying, or like-for-like, revenues at Associated Newspapers were up three per cent with circulation revenues two per cent down year-on-year. Total underlying ad revenues were up six per cent for the period.The company’s regional arm Northcliffe Media, which owns more than 100 papers, reported that total revenues fell six per cent for the 11 months to the end of August.Chief executive Martin Morgan was cautious despite the positive update. He said: “We’ve really got to see a pickup in demand for jobs before we’re really on solid ground again.”DMGT said it expects to report exceptional gains of about £60m in its full-year results for the year to 3 October. On average, analysts expect DMGT to report pre-tax profits of £240m for 2010.The firm also announced its stalwart finance director Peter Williams will step down in March. Williams has been with DMGT since 1982 and has held the position since 1991. He will be replaced by Dow Jones chief financial officer Stephen Daintith.STEPHEN DAINTITHDMGTDAILY Mail & General Trust’s long-standing finance director Peter Williams will retire after 19 years in the job. He will be replaced by Dow Jones’s chief financial officer Stephen Daintith in March.Daintith, 46, has a wealth of experience in the field. He has been with news agency Dow Jones for two years, serving in the firm’s New York office from April 2008.In January he was also appointed chief operating officer of the firm, whilst remaining as chief financial officer. At the firm he was responsible for the company’s finance functions, including business unit finance, corporate accounting, general accounting, credit, internal audit and tax as well as corporate technology and general services.Before Dow Jones, Daintith was chief financial officer of News International, joining the British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in 2005.Before that, he was with British American Tobacco where he held several executive positions since joining in 1996. He was the managing director of the company’s Swiss unit in 2004 after two years as managing director in Bangladesh. He also served as a finance director in Pakistan from 2000, and prior to this in South Africa as a finance director and strategic planning and business development manager.He led internal audits at Forte after graduating from Leeds University as an accountant and working for PriceWaterhouse. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 28 September 2010 10:41 pmlast_img read more

Bengtsson to replace Bowcock as William Hill CEO

first_img William Hill chief executive Philip Bowcock is to step down from his role at the end of September, with the company’s chief digital officer Ulrik Bengtsson named as his replacement.Bowcock (pictured) will step down as CEO and from the William Hill board on 30 September, but will remain an employee of the operator until the end of 2019, to assist with the transition to Bengtsson’s leadership. He first joined William Hill from cinema chain Cineworld Group as chief financial officer in November 2015, before stepping up to interim chief executive following the departure of James Henderson. He was then handed the position on a permanent basis in March 2017. His departure is described as part of William Hill’s succession planning, and consistent with its strategy of becoming a digitally-led and internationally diverse business.“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at William Hill,” Bowcock said. “It has been an intense period with the industry and business experiencing significant structural and regulatory change.“After all the work the team has done, I believe the business is now well placed to take advantage of the opportunities presented in the US market as well as continued growth in digital.”William Hill chairman Roger Devlin added: “I would like to thank Philip for his important contribution to William Hill over the last four years, both as CFO and for three years as CEO. During that time, Philip has built a great team, with real depth and a strong culture and overall the business is in good shape.”Bengtsson becomes chief executive officer designate and a director with immediate effect. He joined William Hill as group chief digital officer in April 2018, and led the integration of MRG Group in the position.He previously spent five years at Betsson, joining as chief executive of its Malta subsidiary, before being named group CEO and president following the departure of Magnus Silfverberg in February 2016. He then left the company in September 2017.“I am delighted to be taking on the CEO role at such an exciting time for William Hill and look forward to working with the team to deliver our strategy,” Bengtsson said.“We have a great opportunity to build William Hill as a digital and international business by driving online growth in the UK and internationally, growing a scale US business, remodelling retail and delivering our Nobody Harmed ambition.”Devlin said the board was pleased to have named Bengtsson as Bowcock’s successor.“Having overseen the group’s digital operations for 18 months, he knows the business well and is ideally suited to lead our next phase of growth,” he explained. “Ulrik has deep understanding in digital and has the international and sector experience we need to deliver on our strategy. His appointment will provide continuity, stability and operational digital leadership as we deliver on the strategy we have set.”The change in leadership at William Hill comes after the bookmaker last month reported a year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, but also a decline in adjusted operating profit, primarily due to changes in UK law for fixed-odds betting terminals and the cost of its expansion in the US.Net revenue for the six months through to July 2, 2019 amounted to £811.7m (€899.8m/$993.5m), up 1% on £802.9m last year, as the bookmaker felt the benefit of its acquisition of MRG, which operates the Mr Green brand.However, adjusted profit before interest and tax for the period was down 33% year-on-year from £113.6m to £76.2m. Bengtsson to replace Bowcock as William Hill CEO People 5th September 2019 | By contenteditor William Hill chief executive Philip Bowcock is to step down from his role at the end of September, with the company’s chief digital officer Ulrik Bengtsson named as his replacement. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

Interwetten announced as gold sponsor of Greek Super League

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Super League Greece, the country’s highest level professional football league, has announced Malta-headquartered sports betting operator Interwetten as its gold sponsor for the next three years, starting with the 2020-2021 season. Super League Greece, the country’s highest level professional football league, has announced Malta-headquartered sports betting operator Interwetten as its gold sponsor for the next three years, starting with the 2020-2021 season.The sponsorship represents an evolution of the partnership formed last year, where Interwetten joined the league as its official sports betting partner for the 2019-2020 season.It sees Interwetten become the league’s title sponsor, with its brand integrated into the competition’s trademarks for the duration of the agreement.“We are very pleased that the Super League’s cooperation with Interwetten is now entering a new era, as it is officially the Gold Sponsor of the Super League,” Super League president Leonidas Boutsikaris said.He described Interwetten’s “vote of confidence” in the Super League as a key driver of progress and development of football locally, and indicating that a broader strategy to attract more investment and sponsorship was succeeding.Dominik Beier, representative for Interwetten’s board of directors, described Greece as a very important market for the operator. “So we want to continue to invest in sports here and expand our position,” he said. “The naming rights for the Super League championship is the most important sports deal that exists in Greece.”“The Super League opens up a wealth of opportunities for us, both for communication and action, across the country and throughout the year.” Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece Interwetten announced as gold sponsor of Greek Super League 4th August 2020 | By Conor Mulheirlast_img read more

Skye Bank Plc (SKYEBA.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgPolaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfilePolaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services in the retail, commercial, corporate, treasury and investment banking sectors. The Retail Banking division provides a full service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposits and term savings accounts to consumer loans and mortgages. The Commercial Banking division provides direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans as well as credit facilities, foreign currency and derivative products. The Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking divisions offer financial instruments trading, structured financing and corporate leasing products. Other services offered by Skye Bank Plc include money transfer services, insurance brokerage, micro-financing, capital market, registrar and property development services. Skye Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Subsidiaries of Skye Bank Plc include Sky Bank Sierra Leone Limited, Skye Bank Gambia Limited and Skye Bank Guinea Limited. Polaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Want to invest in healthcare in 2020? I’d buy these FTSE 250 stocks today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Want to invest in healthcare in 2020? I’d buy these FTSE 250 stocks today Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Alan Oscroft Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! You might have noticed that healthcare is quite a big issue in 2020. But while the Covid-19 crisis is pummelling so many shares in the stock market crash, how can you profit from the sector? Here are two FTSE 250 stocks that I think could reward you well in the coming decades. They approach the healthcare business in two different ways, ways that I see as complementary.The first is Mediclinic International (LSE: MDC), which released a first-half update Thursday, ahead of full results due on 12 November. The private hospital group, which has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, spoke of a “robust first-half operating performance“, despite the Covid-19 impact.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…Chief executive Dr Ronnie van der Merwe said “We have seen a good rebound in trading since May 2020, particularly in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, as the initial peak of the pandemic passed“.Tough first halfMediclinic has certainly had a tough year so far, along with so many in the FTSE 250. Reported total revenue is down 7%. Earnings per share, which came in at 9.9p for the first half last year, is set to come in just “marginally positive” this time. Mediclinic says it had £450m in cash and available facilities at 30 September, and that’s something I’d inspect carefully when we get the full-year results. The balance sheet is what matters most for companies under pandemic pressure this year.Mediclini, which owns 29.9% of Spire Healthcare, has been through a bad patch with falling earnings over the past couple of years. But after the big fall forecast for the current year, analysts are predicting a serious rebound for the 2021–22 year. That would put the shares on a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 12. I think Mediclinic has long-term growth potential, and I’d buy.FTSE 250 REITMy second pick provides a very different aspect to healthcare investment. It’s one I’ve liked for some time, Primary Health Properties (LSE: PHP). Primary Health is a FTSE 250 real estate investment trust (REIT). It invests in healthcare properties, primarily GP surgeries, and lets them on long-term leases.Earnings progress has been slow in recent years, but analysts see 20% growth this year with a modest extra next year. The Primary Health Properties share price is down 9% so far in 2020. But over the past two years we’re looking at a 30% gain.DividendsOn top of that growth, Primary Health has been one of the FTSE 250’s steadiest dividend providers. And that’s where an investment trust has an advantage. A lot of companies will pay a fixed proportion of earnings as dividends each year. But trusts will typically hold some back in good years to even things out in poorer years. Of course, individual investors can do that themselves with the dividend cash they earn. But a less erratic dividend stream can help keep sentiment sweeter and reduce share price volatility.I’ve long been a fan of investment trusts, REITs or otherwise. And if you’re investing for FTSE 250 income, I’d suggest you consider Primary Health Properties for your buy list.center_img Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 15th October, 2020 | More on: MDC PHP 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Primary Health Properties. 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.last_img read more

Orange County announces details for Orange CARES funds applications, Phase 2…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here From the Orange County NewsroomIn the past two weeks, Orange County has had 451 positive COVID-19 cases with a recovery rate of 85%. Orange County has tested more than 76,000 individuals in the County with a positivity rate remaining at 2.8%.ORANGE CARESApplications for the Orange CARES programs for small businesses as well as for residents will open by 8 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020.  As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government received $243 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19. Orange County Government has created four funding categories and one replenishment category to ensure that the funds are able to meet the immediate and personal need of residents, business owners, nonprofits, municipal and community partners.For information, visit ocfl.net/OrangeCARES.ORANGE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATIONWith the Governor announcing Phase II reopening, Orange County’s Parks & Recreation Division plans to lift some restrictions at the parks.Orange County Parks and Recreation’s 11 public boat ramps and kayak and canoe launches are open.Online camping reservations for Kelly, Magnolia, Moss and Trimble Parks are now open (no group camping); reservations will not be accepted over the phone or by email.Clarcona Horse Park’s camp sites are now available in-person only, on a first-come, first-served basis.The Parks Division will open athletic fields for youth sports and tennis centers on Tuesday, June 9.Many residents have expressed questions and frustrations about playgrounds along with basketball courts, pools and splash pads. Please know that Parks & Recreation is working to present a reopening plan for these amenities soon.Visit ocfl.net/Parks for more information.NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT UPDATEJudges and court staff have been working diligently during Phase 1 to hold proceedings remotely whenever possible. In preparation for Phase 2, the Circuit has adopted an operational plan that meets the benchmark criteria for improving conditions, the absence of active cases in the courts, and cooperative efforts with our justice system partners.   For details, visit ninthcircuit.org                      OCPS UPDATEBeginning June 11, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) will implement a 4-day, 10-hour per day, work week for the summer months. All district offices and schools will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and closed on Fridays beginning June 12 through July 24.All visitors must have an appointment.Please contact the department or school to schedule. Information regarding health advisories, school reopening, summer distance learning, and the summer meal distribution program is available at ocps.net. TAGSCourtsOrange CARES FundsOrange County Government FloridaParksPhase 2 ReopeningSchools Previous articleWhat are Reusable Ice Cubes and how to use themNext articleAs Florida’s phase two begins amid increasing COVID-19 cases, officials stress context Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Defending trans lives from violence

first_imgKenneth Mercure, co-founder of Berkshire Pride, speaking in front of the North Adams, Mass., town hall.Christine Renee of the Trans and Nonbinary Caucus of Workers World Boston speaking in front of the Town Hall.Dozens of queer, trans, intersex, two-spirit, nonbinary people and their supporters gathered Feb. 24 at City Hall in North Adams, Mass., to speak out about the wave of trans murders reported in the early weeks of 2018 in the U.S.Demonstrators waved trans liberation flags and carried signs made in memory of fallen trans women: Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien of North Adams; Viccky Gutierrez of Honduras and Los Angeles; Celine Walker in Jacksonville, Fla.; and Tonya “Kita” Harvey of Buffalo, N.Y. Demonstrators also gathered in Buffalo, N.Y., and outside an LGBTQ conference in Amherst, Mass.Ben Power — director of the Holyoke, Mass., Sexual Minorities Archive, one of the event’s organizers and a close friend of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien — began the rally with touching recollections of Christa’s life and her role in organizing the local trans community. Power also drew links between anti-trans violence and harassment and the deadly toll of intimate partner violence upon so many women, including trans women. Steele-Knudslien’s husband was arrested in January and charged with her murder.This connection was echoed by Jahaira DeAlto of the Berkshire LGBTQ Pride committee, who explained to the crowd that, as “an out, proud and alive trans woman of color, I am twice as likely to become a victim of intimate partner violence in my lifetime; I am also twice as likely to experience sexual assault in my lifetime; and as I turn 39 years old, I will be four years past my life expectancy.”Nat Heathman, a Narragansett two-spirit activist and member of Workers World Party, spoke from an Indigenous peoples’ perspective on the abuse and murder of trans people. “I just want to say that we are standing on stolen land. This land belonged to my ancestors. And one of the great things about this land is that before the colonialists came here and stole it and ruined it, trans and nonbinary people lived here. So we are not a new thing. … We’re not abnormal, this is not an illness, this is not a fad and it’s not an anomaly. If humanity matters to you, then this should matter to you as well.”Time to take actionQueer organizer and member of the Boston WWP trans caucus Gery Armsby told the crowd and passersby, “We are demanding that all people of conscience take action to defend trans lives, especially the lives of trans women of color, who face transphobia at the intersection of racism and sexism.”Armsby continued, “We live in a racist, woman-hating society … so every time we set out to speak truth to power we should think about building the broadest possible solidarity to show that we can and must change that. We won’t end transphobic murders unless we fight just as fiercely against racism and police brutality with the same breath. We won’t stop getting harassed about the gender markers on our documents unless we fight for all undocumented people at the same time! We won’t get quality trans-competent health care unless we fight for health care as a right for all people at the same time. We won’t have better jobs and wages for trans people until we win the right of every person to a job and a living wage and a union.”Armsby reminded the group: “The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 was ignited by queer and trans youth of color who were already active in the struggles against racism, war and economic injustice that were raging in the late 1960s. So, in truth, this is what the struggle for trans liberation is all about: fighting shoulder-to-shoulder to bring about real change. Let’s revive the spirit of Stonewall, and with the memory of our fallen comrades in our hearts, let’s fight like hell for real, lasting justice, solidarity and power for all the people.”After the rally concluded, there was a march to Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien’s home in a nearby working-class neighborhood. This allowed participants to bear witness to the site of her murder and to share memories about her life. Along the way, marchers were heckled by some who shouted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!” WWP members helped keep the march secure, upbeat and strong, explaining over a bullhorn to residents on porches what the march was about and chanting, “Trans lives matter” and “The people united will never be defeated!”WW photo: Samuel OrdóñezFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCA

first_img Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCA SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 3, 2019 Previous articleNew Officers Elected at National FFA Convention in IndyNext articleHoosier Farmer Testifies at EPA RFS Hearing on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCAcenter_img SHARE Leave this field empty if you’re human: Facebook Twitter Hope-for-USMCA-movementLast week was a busy one for Congress. They were busy with impeachment, but was there any activity on matters like passing the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did comment on USMCA, saying lawmakers were “reasonably close” to reaching an agreement with the Administration.And some who want to see USMCA ratified were optimistic. Lesly McNitt, Director of Public Policy for National Corn Growers Association feels there is definite movement behind the scenes.“I’ve been up on the Hill a lot talking to a lot of really exciting new members of Congress, freshmen on both sides of the aisle,” she said. “They’re all working really hard on bipartisan issues that are important to the American people. It’s not getting the headlines, but they’ve been talking about these things. They’ve been considering the merits of USMCA and of a lot of other issues that are important to agriculture well before impeachment was on the table, and I think this wins on the merits of the actual trade agreement itself, and hopefully yes, there is motivation to come together and deliver for the American people.”But many in the agriculture industry still wonder if the impeachment investigation of President Trump will get in the way of passing USMCA. California Democrat Representative Jim Costa says things can and will get done “not withstanding the deep, deep partisan divides that we’re witnessing.”Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs at the National Pork Producers Council, is also somewhat optimistic all sides can reach an agreement on labor concerns around USMCA, and he says producers need the agreement in place.“Certainly, Ambassador Lighthizer and the administration have been willing to work with House Democrats to find a solution to their concerns,” Giordano said. “I’m guardedly optimistic that they can do this, and it’s very important to our pork producers and we’re continuing to push for a vote this Congress to get USMCA passed and implemented.”He said zero-tariff trade in pork in North America must be maintained.Source: NAFB NewsSubscribe to our free daily newsletterlast_img read more

JPL: Mars Makes Closest Approach to Earth in 17 Years

first_img Top of the News 55 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Rendering of Sun, Earth, and Mars via NASASkywatchers will be treated to their closest view of Mars in 17 years on Tuesday night, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.The Red Planet will be seen hanging low in the southern sky as it reaches “opposition,” meaning the Sun and Mars are on opposite sides of the Earth, according to JPL.Oppositions take place roughly every two years or so, NASA said in a written statement. “But because planetary orbits are elliptical, not all oppositions are the same.”Only once every 15 years Mars reaches its point of opposition — the closest point in its orbit to Earth — at the same time it reaches its closest point to the sun, or its perihelion, according to NASA. And that celestial coincidence takes place Tuesday night.The last time Mars was this close to Earth, and even a bit closer, was in 2003, NASA officials said.Mars opposition coinciding with perihelion will next occur in 2035.While Mars reaches its closest point to Earth Tuesday night, it will continue to appear prominently in the southern night sky for weeks to come.More information is available online at jpl.nasa.gov/edu/events/2020/10/13/mars-rises-and-sets-opposite-the-sun and at https://mars.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/night-sky/opposition/ Business News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Science and Technology JPL: Mars Makes Closest Approach to Earth in 17 Years By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 | 5:19 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

UTPB professor pens book about raising child with Down syndrome

first_img UTPB professor pens book about raising child with Down syndrome “Will: Parenting at the Crossroads of Disability and Joy”The Bynum School. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – March 31, 2018 Local NewsEducation Twitter parenting book.jpg A desire to share his experience of raising a child with Down syndrome prompted University of Texas of the Permian Basin lecturer of English Clark Moreland to write a book about his son, Will.It’s called “Will: Parenting at the Crossroads of Disability and Joy.” It was published through Amazon in February.Being a writer and academic, Moreland said when things happen, he tries to understand and study them.“I started writing some … personal essays at first really for my own understanding. I’m a writing teacher, so the way I understand is to write about it. I don’t wait until I understand and then write. I write in order to understand. That’s what I tell my students, so I wrote a couple of personal essays and I shared a few of them on Facebook with friends, but I never had any intention to write a book,” Moreland said.But after making a 2016 summer trip to Wheaton College in Illinois to do some research on author C.S. Lewis, the family — Moreland, his wife, Carrie, Will and his brother, Sam — went to a restaurant for Chicago-style pizza. The waiter who served them had Down syndrome and was interested in talking to Will, who is 11.Moreland said the waiter told Will they shared Down syndrome.Moreland said it got him thinking that he couldn’t keep his stories to himself because just as the waiter and Will share a disability, Moreland said he could share Down syndrome with parents and family members of people with the disability.“So I thought it’s time for me to start opening this up. That’s really where I got the first inclination to actually put these stories together into a book. It was written over about a two or three year period. Most of them I wrote before I knew I was going to write a book,” Moreland said.Moreland said everyone thinks of people with Down syndrome, especially children, as being angelic, sweet, docile and passive.“And Will does not fit that mold at all. If he’s an angel, he’s like Michael from the Bible. He’s like a warrior angel. He’s a fighter and he’s so tough and strong and strong-willed. We didn’t expect that at all,” he said.From the beginning, Moreland said he knew the title would have Will in it, not only because of his name.“I’m exploring his willfulness, his will and then also God’s will and looking at how those intersect. Understanding what His will is and understanding how to deal with Will’s willfulness,” Moreland said.“I think I have a line in the book: It was God’s will to make Will willful and we should rejoice in that,” he added.Keri St. John, head of school for student programs at Bynum School, said Will has grown a lot since he enrolled at Bynum in 2011. He loves his teachers, he’s able to communicate more and shows more independence with classroom tasks.St. John added that Will enjoys going to PE once a week at Trinity School where small groups of fifth and sixth graders join the class and assist during that time.St. John said Moreland’s book is helpful to other parents of children with special needs.“Because it gives real-life examples. It doesn’t sugar coat the situation,” and it’s beneficial to hear about a family’s struggles and celebrations, she said.“His parents are awesome,” St. John said.More Informationcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleNUGGETS: His resurrectionNext articleCity scraps plans for ruined Scott Theater sign adminlast_img read more