PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

Best stocks to buy now: 5 FTSE 100 shares I’d acquire today

first_img I think the best stocks to buy now are companies that have faired well over the past 12 months. Since the pandemic started, a clear divide has emerged between FTSE 100 winners and the losers.Of course, there’s no guarantee this performance will continue. If the global vaccination programme starts to yield results, the tailwinds that helped these businesses outperform throughout the pandemic may recede. That could lead to reduced growth. 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…However, the additional profit generated over the past 12 months may allow these corporations to put more money back into their operations, invest in new products and increase advertising.This potential for investment is one of the key reasons why I think the companies below could be some of the best stocks to buy now, despite the risks they may face. The best stocks to buy now Two of the top-performing investments in the FTSE 100 over the past 12 months were tech champions Ocado and Just Eat. Both have prospered in the pandemic and are expected to report a substantial increase in revenue for 2020. Just Eat has already said it expects to report revenue growth of more than 50%.I think it’s unlikely this kind of growth will continue in 2021. Both companies face significant challenges as we advance, such as increased competition and rising labour costs. If other hospitality businesses are allowed to re-open later in the year, they may also see reduced demand from customers. However, over the past 12 months, they have proven that their business model can work. That’s why I think they’re some of the best stocks to buy now. If they can build on this growth, and overcome potential challenges, I’d buy them today.FTSE 100 value Warehousing company Segro is also on track to report strong growth for 2020. The organisation operates big warehouses, which are in high demand at present as firms develop the infrastructure required to meet rising online sales.The retail market has changed significantly since the beginning of 2020. I don’t think it’s ever going to go back to the way it was, which suggests the high demand for e-commerce fulfilment facilities is here to stay.That said, the group isn’t without its challenges. Many property businesses have got into trouble by borrowing too much and over-expanding. Segro isn’t immune to this risk. If rental prices collapse, the company may also struggle to meet its interest obligations on borrowings. So, while I’d buy the stock today, I plan to keep a close eye on its leverage. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, the big risk that companies who’ve prospered in the pandemic face over the next 12 months is a return to some sort of normality. With that in mind, I also think GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca are some of the best stocks to buy now.These FTSE 100 pharmaceutical businesses are highly defensive. That suggests they should continue to grow after the pandemic. Consumers will always need healthcare, although there are risks.Issues such a the so-called ‘patent cliff’ (when a firm’s patents expire, opening them up to competition) and lawsuits have hurt profitability at these firms in the past and could do again in future.Still, due to the healthcare industry’s nature, I’d buy these businesses. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Image source: Getty Images 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Best stocks to buy now: 5 FTSE 100 shares I’d acquire today Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

RSPCA launches alternative Christmas gift service

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis All offline creative work, together with a stand-alone e-commerce website, has been developed by Whitewater, the direct marketing agency responsible for all of the RSPCA’s direct response fundraising work. Whitewater has also partnered with internet specialist Agency.com to test a range of online promotional activities driving traffic to the website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RSPCA launches alternative Christmas gift service Tagged with: christmascenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 16 October 2005 | News This month, the RSPCA is launching an alternative Christmas gift service for animal lovers – the ‘RSPCA Christmas Gift Box’ – through an integrated campaign including inserts, press advertising, and online activity.The ‘RSPCA Christmas Gift Box’ offers a range of ‘virtual’ Christmas gifts, such as a ‘Kitten Sleep Pod’ at an animal centre or an ‘Emergency Kit’ for an RSPCA animal ambulance. Purchases can be made by mail, telephone or online. Payment for all gifts goes to the RSPCA and the purchaser receives a specially designed gift card detailing the gift purchased and how it will be used to help animals in need. Advertisementlast_img read more

Entries for £25,000 data bursary close on Friday

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Entries for £25,000 data bursary close on Friday Howard Lake | 16 July 2008 | 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.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There are just three days left to enter the REaD Group’s first Charity Data Bursary, offering free data cleansing, consultancy and associated services over a twelve month period to the value of £25,000.REaD Group will help the winner of the bursary to eliminate inaccuracies in their database or mailing list and thereby increase ROI byt applying a suite of REaD Group products, including the Gone Away Suppression File (GAS), Xpression and The Bereavement Register (TBR), alongside the MPS and PAF-checking filters.The REaD Group’s CEO, Mark Roy, said: “We’re cognisant of the considerable financial and technical constraints faced by charity and volunteer organisations, so it’s time to stop hollering from the sidelines and muck in to help make life easier and more efficient for fundraisers.”The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 18 July, 2008.www.readgroup.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Restrictions imposed in absence of any guilty finding

first_img RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America _____________________18.01.11 – Torched radio station forced off air by threatsThreats from local authorities and security forces, which tried to take over its management, forced a local radio station in Honduras temporarily to stop broadcasting on 14 January.The station, Radio Faluma Bimetu – Radio Coco Dulce in Spanish – belongs to the Honduran community of African origin (Garifuna) of Triunfo de la Cruz. A delegation from the municipality of Tela, backed by police officers, turned up at the community on 12 January to impose a new, hand-picked board of management (patronato).The community of Triunfo de la Cruz had already planned a vote on 28 January to designate its future representatives. When the community refused to recognize the procedure, threats were made to burn the station down. The threat was a reminder of the arson attack that destroyed the station on 6 January 2010. Follow the news on Honduras News Help by sharing this information to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Community media are continuing to come under pressure from the authorities in Honduras following the temporary closing of the Garifuna (African-origin community) radio station Radio Faluma Bimetu, on 14 January at Tela in the north of the country. On the same day Elia Xiomara Hernández and Elba Yolibeth Rubio, correspondents for the La Voz de Zacate Grande station appeared before a court in Amapala in the south of the country and were subjected to a ridiculous control order limiting their freedom although there was no finding of their guilt on any basic charge.The two women had been arrested with 12 other people by the security forces on 15 December last during an eviction operation in the community of Coyolito on the Zacate Grande peninsula.The court in Amapala was initially due to pass judgment on 11 January on charges of sedition and civil disobedience even though the women were only carrying out their professional duties. Without ruling on that point or giving a finding on the basic charges the court ordered the defendants to be placed under legal controls.These were:-a ban on leaving the country; -a requirement to seek legal authority to leave Coyolito;-the necessity to appear before a judge every 15 days;-a ban on taking part in public demonstrations.A further prohibition, on entering into contact with the community of Coyolito, was also imposed.“We call for the cancellation of these gagging measures which trample both the freedom to inform and to come and go,” Reporters Without Borders says today. The fault of the journalists is that they belong to a media outlet that gives a voice to an oppressed community. La Voz de Zacate Grande had already been silenced by a major police and military operation in June 2010. The criminalization of community media has become standard practice since the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. Video of the 3 June 2010 operation: December 28, 2020 Find out more January 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Restrictions imposed in absence of any guilty finding Receive email alertscenter_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” HondurasAmericas Organisation With the support of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and International Media Support (IMS), Reporters Without Borders gave its backing to the rebuilding of Radio Faluma Bimetu (listen also : http://www.agenciapulsar.org/audios…).The Garifuna community has long been opposed to construction projects in the Atlantic region and has made its hostility clear through its small local media. The attacks on Radio Faluma Bimetu have intensified since the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. Alfredo López, one of its leading figures was held by the army and police on 12 August 2009. All social and community movements and those expressing backing for them have experienced the same treatment, in disregard of the American Human Rights Convention and the injunctions of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). For example on 5 January two men dressed as electricity service technicians broke into the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) at La Esperanza (northwest of the capital Tegucigalpa). They threatened those present and claiming to be acting under a contract with the government of Honduras cut off power to the building.The community stations Guarajambala and La Voz Lenca immediately went off the air. In the region of Zacate Grande in the south of the country there is continuing harassment of the local radio station of the same name and of the community on which it depends as a result of a conflict with the agro-industrial magnate Miguel Facussé Barjum. “The struggle against impunity involves not only light being shed on the 10 killings of journalists in 2010, as the government recently announced, while the results are slow to emerge, “ Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday. “It also demands a real protection for minority media and their representatives, in particular the victims of reprisals linked to the coup d’état. The frequencies of sabotaged community radio stations must be restored without delay. ” HondurasAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Oireachtas committee to meet Department of Foreign Affairs on US Military…

first_imgShannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Email Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will meet this Wednesday afternoon with senior diplomats to consider a petition calling for an investigation into the US Military and CIA use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace.Niall Burgess, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will address the Committee on Ireland’s longstanding policy of military neutrality.Dr Edward Horgan, Margaretta D’Arcy and Dr John Lannon of the Shannonwatch organisation addressed the Committee on their petition in June, and a delegation from the Committee visited Shannon in October to hear a range of perspectives on the issue.Chairman of the Committee Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD says: “This petition is a request to the Oireachtas Petitions Committee to examine the legislative and legal international peace and accountability implications that arise from the authorisation by successive Irish Governments from 2001 to date, of the use of Shannon airport and Irish airspace for the transit of United States armed troops, munitions and other war materials, and of the refuelling of CIA associated aircraft involved in the so-called extraordinary rendition of prisoners.“In October, a Committee delegation travelled to Co Clare for a valuable series of meetings with airport officials, Gardaí and Shannonwatch representatives. Some of those we met pointed to the fact that Ireland’s traditional military neutrality is not a fundamental law or principle enshrined in our Constitution, but rather a foreign policy pursued by successive governments over the decades. Tomorrow’s meeting with Niall Burgess, the most senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will afford the Committee an insight into this complex and sometimes controversial policy area.”Limerick TD Patrick O’Donnovan sits on the committee and the meeting is to take place tomorrow Wednesday December 3 in Dublin at 4 pm.Public proceedings can be viewed online at: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/watchlisten/live-flashplayer/committeeroom3Picture from Shannon Watch website. NewsBreaking newsOireachtas committee to meet Department of Foreign Affairs on US Military use of ShannonBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2014 754 center_img Previous articleMunster quartet secure new contractsNext article#Video Ryanair delivers 13th million passenger through Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeaturedShannon airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Advertisement Linkedin Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Printlast_img read more

Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began

first_img Tagged with: Forbearance mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Forbearance mortgage 2020-06-05 Seth Welborn Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Previous: DS5: The Future of the Pass-Through Assistance Program Next: Housing, Economy Turning Corner Amidst COVID-19 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. June 5, 2020 1,414 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Forbearances have seen their first decline since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to data from Black Knight. According to the McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker, as of June 2, 2020, 4.73 million homeowners, representing 8.9% of all mortgages are in COVID-19 mortgage forbearance plans. That’s down from 4.76 million last week. The number of loans in active forbearance decreased by a net 34,000 over the past week, marking the first weekly decline since the CARES Act was enacted and the flood of forbearance requests began.There was actually a net decline of 43,000 forbearances among government-backed mortgages (Fannie, Freddie and FHA/VA) from May 26 to June 2, but this was partially offset by an increase of 9,000 forbearances among mortgages in bank portfolios and private-label securities.“While this decline is welcome news, there are still concerning signs in the data,” said Black Knight CEO Anthony Jabbour. “According to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Payment Tracker, far fewer homeowners in forbearance remitted May payments than did in April. If that trend holds true through the end of the month, the market should be prepared for another likely rise in the delinquency rate for May. Also, expanded unemployment benefits are scheduled to end on July 31. It remains to be seen how that will impact both forbearance requests and overall mortgage delinquencies.”Black Knight notes that the decline is driving a shift in servicer focus from forbearance pipeline growth to forbearance pipeline management.“While this decline is welcome news,” Jabbour continued, “there are still concerning signs in the data. According to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Payment Tracker, far fewer homeowners in forbearance remitted May payments than did in April. If that trend holds true through the end of the month, the market should be prepared for another likely rise in the delinquency rate for May. Also, expanded unemployment benefits are scheduled to end on July 31. It remains to be seen how that will impact both forbearance requests and overall mortgage delinquencies.”last_img read more

Delhi Bar Council Revises Enrolment Fees & Circulation Charges, Newly Enrolled Advocates To Pay Rs. 14,300

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Bar Council Revises Enrolment Fees & Circulation Charges, Newly Enrolled Advocates To Pay Rs. 14,300 Nupur Thapliyal9 Jan 2021 3:53 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of Delhi vide notice dated 23.12.2020 has increased the enrolment fees for advocates intending to get themselves registered in the State Bar roll. The revised fee structure came into effect from 1st January 2021. DETAILS OF THE NOTICE As per the notice, the Delhi Bar Council has increased the enrolment fees, identity card charges, building and library funds and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of Delhi vide notice dated 23.12.2020 has increased the enrolment fees for advocates intending to get themselves registered in the State Bar roll. The revised fee structure came into effect from 1st January 2021. DETAILS OF THE NOTICE As per the notice, the Delhi Bar Council has increased the enrolment fees, identity card charges, building and library funds and other relevant services for advocates falling under three slabs which are: For those applying for enrolment immediately after their graduation.For those applying for enrolment after 5 years of graduation.For retired personnel. For immediate graduates falling in the first slab, a total amount of Rs. 14,300 has to be incurred in completion of the enrolment procedure, which earlier amounted to Rs. 9000. For the second category of advocates, a total of Rs. 20,000 has to be paid whereas the third category, having the highest rate of enrolment, states that an amount of Rs. 35,000 has to be paid in the enrolment procedure for retired individuals. What fees and charges are getting increased? The notice provides that there has been increase in charges in the following 7 categories: Enrolment feesIdentity card chargesBuilding fundLibrary fundIndigent chargesWelfare fund feesAdvocates welfare fund created by Bar Council of Delhi However, the notice clarifies that there will be no increase in cost of enrolment form which will remain the same on a price of Rs. 1000. Increase in enrolment fees through “circulation” The notice also increases the fees taken by the bar council of Delhi for taking enrolments via circulation process. Circulation is the process to enable fast enrolments in the State Bar wherein the intending candidates get their enrolment numbers within 24 hours of the submission of their enrolment application. This procedure is often undertaken by candidates willing to start their practice on an urgent basis or immediately after their graduation gets completed. According to the notice, the circulation fees has been increased to Rs. 5000 from the earlier charges that were Rs. 3000.Click Here To Download Notice[Read Notice]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK View post tag: ESPS Cantabria View post tag: SNMG1 Spanish F100 class frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F101), the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) and the Spanish Fleet Replenishment Ship ESPS Cantabria (A15), vessels of the Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), arrived in London, UK for a scheduled port visit.Under the command of Spanish Rear Admiral Jose Delgado, SNMG1 vessels will participate in several NATO and nationally-led exercises at sea during their deployment to the North and Baltic Seas to enhance maritime security and to contribute to international stability.In conjunction with the visit, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE, Commander Allied Maritime Command and Rear Admiral Delgado will participate in a round-table discussion at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), regarding the importance of NATO in the maritime domain.Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone said: “The visit of SNMG1 to London is an important event at a trying time. Russian maritime activity, shrouded as it is with uncertain ambition and unclear motives, demands a steady yet determined response. The UK, along with other Nations of the NATO Alliance, rely on its Standing Naval Task Groups to be the agile response to reinforce security, international rules and the Law of the Sea.”Rear Admiral Delgado assumed the command of the Group on December 18, 2015 in a ceremony held in Cartagena, Spain.Rear Admiral Delgado commented: “The past days of intensive training have brought the Force to a smooth and effective integration. Our main goal is to deepen our capabilities, maintaining a high level of operational readiness and cohesion.”[mappress mapid=”17648″] View post tag: ESPS Alvaro de Balzan January 28, 2016 NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK View post tag: NATO View post tag: HMS Iron Duke Share this articlelast_img read more

Exeter alumna Helen Marten wins Turner Prize

first_imgExeter College alumna Helen Marten has been awarded the 2016 Turner Prize.Marten, who graduated in Fine Art in 2008, won the prestigious art prize for a year’s worth of output including Eucalyptus Let Us In (Greene Naftali, New York) and Drunk Brown House (Serpentine Gallery, London). Her recent exhibition in the Tate Britain for the Turner Prize combined sculpture, household objects such as bicycle parts and hygiene objects, writing and screen printing to create interactive works of art.The Turner Prize, established to “promote public debate around new developments in contemporary art”, is awarded to artists under fifty years of age who are deemed to have presented the finest exhibition of the year.Marten, the youngest artist shortlisted at the age of 31, claimed that she “wasn’t expecting” to win. In her acceptance speech given after poet Ben Okri announced her victory, she described herself as “numb”, despite being “deeply honoured”.The award is Marten’s second this month, following her receipt of the inaugural Hepworth Prize, after which she split the £30,000 prize money among herself and the other three nominees. Marten confirmed that she plans to do the same with the £25,000 Turner Prize fund.London-based and Macclesfield-born Marten fought off Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton and Josephine Pryde for the prize, whose quality she described as leading her to struggle to imagine “a more brilliant and exciting shortlist of artists to be part of”. Each runner-up will receive £5,000 in addition to Marten’s proposed splitting of the prize fund.Given the recent attention afforded to her work, Marten said, “It makes you realise that the art world as a whole is operating in a very hermetic bubble of sign language that is not necessarily generous to a wider public audience which is not initiated in that kind of language or visual information.“Putting something here and seeing what the public perception of it is is very humbling and educational. It makes you think, ‘Maybe my work is not universal—maybe the themes I’m employing are not immediately understandable.’”Alex Farquarson, director of Tate Britain and chair of the prize’s jury, described Marten as a “kind of poet” whose art is “is outstanding for its extraordinary range of materials and form”.“It doesn’t present you with an easy, simple, static view of itself”, he continued. “The work is like reading very rich, very enjoyable, very elusive, quite enigmatic poetry—rather than a very clear report on what happened in a newspaper. I think the thing is to enjoy it for its visual qualities, its physical qualities, and get lost in the game of meaning and games of composition that it offers up.”The Ruskin School of Art’s Head of School and Marten’s former tutor, Professor Brian Catling, said, “We are all tremendously excited by the news of Helen’s success, but not remotely surprised. Helen showed a distinctive talent at the Ruskin, and an exceptional energy in putting her ideas into practice.“She was one of the leaders of her year. There is no doubt she will go on to have a brilliant career as an artist.”Jessica Evans, a second-year Fine Art student at Marten’s old college, said, “It is absolutely wonderful to discover that Helen Marten has won the Turner Prize, following her recent successes. It is most timely as well, as the college is seeking to expand its focus on the visual arts for 2017. I couldn’t be more delighted and inspired being a current student at Exeter.”last_img read more