Continental Reinsurance Plc ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Could this online retail stock become a tech giant?

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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Thanks to the flexibility and hassle-free experience provided by e-commerce solutions, online retail was responsible for over 21% of annual consumer spending in 2019. According to eMarketer this figure will reach 32% by 2024 as the reliance on online marketplaces like Amazon continues to increase.While purchasing so-called non-essentials online has seen a sharp increase in the past year, groceries (that once lagged other categories) have seen an even steeper rise.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…With a second lockdown in England coming into effect this week, people who are unwilling or unable to visit their local supermarket will have to rely on online grocery shopping solutions. That’s where this growth stock comes into play.The online retail opportunityOcado Group (LSE:OCDO) was once ‘just’ a British online retailer for groceries attempting to transform grocery shopping culture. However, in 2019 it pivoted into something far more complex.The firm has now become a technology-led, software and robotics platform business, providing a unique end-to-end solution for online groceries.This shift led to a joint venture with Marks & Spencer, making the business the largest dedicated online grocery retailer in the world.Here in the UK, it controls a 14% market share that has only expanded since the start of the first lockdown back in March.Despite this constant expansion and additional partnerships, the quality of service has not deteriorated. As such, Ocado boasts a 99% order accuracy and 95% on-time delivery for over 58,000 products it offers.These results have been made possible by the company’s innovative Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) and its use of robotics for automation.Today, Ocado can quickly pick, package, and deliver a wide range of fresh food with minimal staff and minimal waste through its innovative technologies.However, the real value of these solutions may yet unfold as the management team looks towards future applications of this technology beyond online retail, from general merchandise warehouses to vertical farming and rail yard operations.The financialsTop line revenue exploded from its £41m in 2015 to over £751m in 2019. That’s an average 107% year-on-year growth over the last five years!This level of explosive growth is likely the primary contributing reason for similarly explosive growth in the share price of 849% over the same period.But while existing shareholders have greatly benefited from this level of return, today’s valuation is a little concerning.Despite the technology leaps achieved and favourable market conditions, the firm remains unprofitable.The bottom lineThe investment required to maintain and expand its competitive advantage means that it could be many years before it becomes a meaningfully profitable business.However, by using robots and not needing physical stores, this online retailer can eliminate many of the fixed costs that other grocery retailers have.Would I buy in to a still-loss-making business? Given its existing track record, growth prospects and stellar share price performance, I think this growth stock might be worth the risk, even at its premium stock price. 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Los asistentes al oficio de investidura escucharon llamados a la…

first_img Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 25, 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Los asistentes al oficio de investidura escucharon llamados a la fe y la unidad La reunión en la Catedral Nacional sirve de cierre a la 57ª. toma de posesión presidencial Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK El presidente Barack Obama mira a los que desfilan en la procesión de clausura del Oficio de Oración de la Investidura Presidencial —que tuvo lugar el 22 de enero en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, D.C.— acompañado de la primera dama Michelle Obama, el vicepresidente Joe Biden y su esposa Jill Biden. La catedral episcopal en sus 106 años de existencia ha celebrado oficios de investidura presidencial durante muchos años. Éste siguió a la 57ª. Foto de Carolyn Kaster para la AP.[Episcopal News Service] Como es tradicional en tales eventos, la investidura del presidente Barack Obama tuvo lugar en un marco devoto, y los episcopales y sus iglesias desempeñaron importantes papeles en apoyar espiritualmente el comienzo del segundo período del presidente.El Oficio de Oración por la 57ª. investidura presidencial, que se celebró el 22 de enero en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, fue el final oficial de los eventos de la toma de posesión.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori elevó una oración por la nación durante el oficio.“Dios todopoderoso, tú nos has dado esta buena tierra como nuestra herencia. Haz que siempre recordemos tu generosidad y que constantemente hagamos tu voluntad”, oró Jefferts Schori hacia el final del oficio. “Bendice nuestra tierra con una industria honrada y un honorable modo de vivir. Líbranos de violencia, discordia y confusión; de orgullo y arrogancia y de toda senda de mal. Haz a los que venimos de muchas naciones con muchas lenguas diferentes un pueblo unido.“Defiende nuestras libertades y concede a los que le hemos confiado la autoridad del gobierno el espíritu de sabiduría, de manera que pueda haber justicia y paz en nuestra tierra. Cuando los tiempos sean prósperos, que nuestros corazones sean agradecidos; y en tiempos difíciles, no dejes que vacile nuestra confianza en ti. En tu santo Nombre oramos”.El Rdo. Adam Hamilton, pastor principal de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de la Resurrección en Leawood, Kansas, fue el predicador.“Nosotros los norteamericanos lo decimos rara vez, pero deberíamos decirlo mucho más a menudo: gracias por entregarse, por sacrificarse, por vivir en casas transparentes, por aceptar el constante barraje de la crítica con muy pocos elogios, por estar dispuestos a arriesgarlo todo con tal de servir a este país. Gracias, gracias”, dijo Hamilton al comienzo de su sermón de casi 17 minutos, dirigiéndose a Obama y a Biden y provocando un aplauso.Hamilton dijo, haciéndose eco de las palabras de Abraham Lincoln, que demasiados norteamericanos sienten que Estados Unidos es “como una casa dividida que no puede levantarse”.Él le recordó a la congregación que los israelitas estuvieron vagando en el desierto y quejándose del liderazgo de Moisés. Hamilton también invocó la advertencia de Proverbios de que “el pueblo que no tiene visión perece”.Ellos [los israelitas] no llegaron a perecer en el sentido literal [del término], reconoció Hamilton, ellos simplemente se la pasaron arguyendo y no podían lograr hacer nada.En su sermón, Hamilton les rogó a los líderes del país y a todos sus ciudadanos que volviesen a Dios para encontrar un medio de ponerle fin a las disputas partidarias. “Las personas en esta ciudad y en este salón” son las únicas que pueden conducir esa trayectoria, afirmó.“Dios le ha dado un don singular, Señor Presidente”, agregó. “A diferencia de cualquier otro presidente que jamás hayamos tenido, usted tiene la capacidad de  proyectar una visión e inspirar a la gente. Usted debería de haber sido predicador”.“Dios realmente le tiene en el lugar exacto donde él quiere que esté”, añadió Hamilton provocando el aplauso y la risa.Para que Estados Unidos tenga un futuro, sus líderes y sus ciudadanos necesitan una profunda y duradera fe en Dios, afirmó Hamilton, añadiendo que esa fe es la que sostiene la ardua tarea de unificar a un país y de servir a los que necesitan ayuda.“Llévenos a ser un pueblo compasivo”, imploró Hamilton a Obama, instándole a forjar una visión, a ser persistente en verla realizada y que cuando se canse en su trabajo “espere en el Señor, que él le renovará sus fuerzas”.Al oficio interreligioso asistieron aproximadamente 2.200 invitados e incluyó a 23 representantes de varias denominaciones cristianas, así como del islam, el judaísmo y el sijismo.El Muy Rdo. Gary Hall, deán de la catedral, se unió a la obispa de la Diócesis de Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde en darle la bienvenida a la congregación, en inglés y español, a “su casa”.Aunque abundaron las palabras y la música de las liturgias tradicionales de la Iglesia Episcopal, el oficio incluyó también el Shemá Yisrael  por el cantor Mikhail Manevich, de la Congregación Hebrea de Washington, antes de las oraciones por los que gobiernan; la Adhán islámica, por el Dr. Abdullah M. Khouj, presidente e imán del Centro Islámico de Washington D.C., antes de las oraciones por los que sirven, y la cantora de la Catedral, Allison Mondel, cantó un invitatorio a la oración de Hildegarda de Bingen antes de las oración de los fieles.Las lecturas incluyeron Isaías 55:6-11, II Corintios 4:6-10 y Mateo 5:13-16, y los himnos congregacionales fueron For the healing of the nation [“Por la salud de la nación”], Come, thou fount of every blessing [“Fuente de la vida eterna”] y Great is thy faithfulness [“Grande es tu fidelidad”]. La congregación también cantó el himno nacional y America the Beautiful. [“América la bella”].El orden del oficio se encuentra aquí. El vídeo a solicitud se encuentra aquí y una galería de fotos del oficio se encuentra aquí.El oficio de oración es una tradición que se remonta a la toma de posesión de George Washington y se considera la conclusión de los eventos oficiales de la investidura presidencial.La primera investidura de George Washington en 1789 en Nueva York se apegó en gran medida a una resolución congresional que seguía de cerca la ceremonia de la coronación inglesa, según información que se puede encontrar en la página web de la catedral. [Esa resolución] exigía que, después de la juramentación del cargo frente al Edificio Federal de Wall Street, el Senado y la Cámara fuesen andando un corto tramo hasta la capilla de San Pablo en Broadway para oír el “oficio divino” por el capellán del Congreso, el obispo Samuel Provoost, quien desempeñó un papel semejante al del arzobispo de Cantórbery en los oficios de coronación ingleses.La ronda de oraciones públicas para el segundo período de Obama comenzó el 20 de enero, el día antes de la investidura oficial, cuando la familia Obama asistió al servicio de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana Metropolitana, una de las iglesias más antiguas del Distrito de Columbia. En su sermón, el Rdo. Ronald E. Braxton, el pastor principal de la iglesia, se valió del lema de la campaña de la reelección de Obama, “Adelante” para contar la historia de Moisés, según el informe de prensa de la Casa Blanca.Él instó a Obama y a otros a no permitir que los obstáculos interfirieran “cuando [ir hacia] adelante es la única opción”.La congregación manifestó un ruidoso entusiasmo y los llamados y las respuestas fueron aumentando en intensidad durante el sermón, según cuentan los medios de prensa.En la mañana de la investidura oficial, los Obama, acompañados por el vicepresidente Joe Biden y su esposa Jill, asistieron a un oficio de oración en la iglesia de San Juan [St. John’s] en la Plaza  Lafayette frente a la Casa Blanca. Esta parroquia episcopal ha tenido 11 de estos oficios matutinos de investidura, a partir de uno para Franklin Roosevelt, le dijo a la congregación el rector, Rdo. Luis León, según el informe de prensa de la Casa Blanca.El oficio ecuménico e interreligioso que incluyó un cierto número de clérigos, comenzó con el coro cantando The New Colossus [“El nuevo coloso”], seguido por la bienvenida de parte de León y el himno O God, our help in ages past [“Dios nuestro apoyo en los pasados siglos”]. El pastor Joel Hunter, de Northland, una Iglesia diseminada por Longwood, Florida, dijo en su oración que Dios “usara este oficio para consagrarles no sólo a ellos, sino a los que ellos sirven…”.Cynthia Hale, pastora principal de la Iglesia Cristiana Rayo de Esperanza en Decatur, Georgia, leyó una lección del Antiguo Testamento (Josué1:1-19), seguido por el himno Praise to the Lord, the almighty [“Alma, bendice al Señor, Rey potente de gloria”] y una lectura del Salmo 139:1-13 por el rabino David Saperstein, del Centro de Acción Religiosa del Judaísmo Reformado.Después el coro cantó Amazing Grace [“Maravillosa Gracia”] y el cardenal Donald Wuerl, arzobispo de Washington, leyó el evangelio (Mateo 6:25-34). Luego, Ledisi, un cantante de R&B, cantó “I feel like moving on” que suscitó un entusiasta aplauso, según el informe de la prensa.El pastor Andy Stanley, de la Iglesia Comunitaria de North Point, en Alpharetta, Georgia, dijo en su sermón que Obama debía ser el “pastor en jefe” y que él y demás en el poder deben “ejercer ese poder para beneficio del resto de las personas en la sala”, haciendo notar que el presidente tiene “una sala extremadamente grande”.La congregación cantó Be thou my visión [“Sé tú mi inspiración”] y el P. León dirigió a la congregación en oraciones por la nación. El obispo “Vacti Mckenzie, obispo presidente del 10th Distrito Episcopal de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana bendijo a Obama, a Biden y a sus familias.Posteriormente en el día, el Rdo. León cerró la ceremonia de investidura con una bendición en la cual, entre otras cosas, pidió a Dios que dotara los corazones de Obama y Biden “de sabiduría y contención, de manera que la paz pueda prevalecer con la equidad, la justicia con el orden, de manera que los hombres y las mujeres a través de la nación puedan encontrarse unos con otros en la plenitud de nuestra humanidad”.León, de 63 años, que nació en Guantánamo, Cuba, vino solo a Estados Unidos a los 11 años de edad en 1961 durante lo que se conoce como Operación Pedro Pan, según un informe que aparece aquí.Un vídeo que registra la oración del P. León se encuentra aquí y el texto de su oración puede encontrarse  aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reporta de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

U.S. anti-war activists visit Syria

first_imgAnti-war delegation from U.S. meet with Syrian youth at their ‘Over Our Dead Bodies’ encampment on Mount Qasioun outside Damascus These youth have pledged to resist any imperialist attack on Syria. U.S. delegates are Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, John Parker, Sara Flounders, Dedon Kamathi and Johnny Achi.An anti-war delegation from the United States visited Syria the week of Sept. 16 to see for themselves what is happening there. The delegation included human rights lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Cynthia McKinney, a former six-term congressperson from Georgia; Dedon Kamathi of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and Pacifica Radio; and Johnny Achi of Arab Americans 4 Syria in Los Angeles. The International Action Center, which pulled together the delegation, sent key organizers John Parker from Los Angeles and Sara Flounders from New York.Below are reports from the delegation, condensed from emails and a phone interview conducted by Andrea Sears of WBAI radio with Flounders and Syrian youth organizer Ogarit Dandash. It can be heard online at Flounders: “Today [Sept. 17], we are visiting a youth resistance encampment called Over Our Dead Bodies on Qasioun Mountain. It is the site of TV and communication towers overlooking Damascus. This is a human shield commitment made by hundreds of youth every day and at least 100 every night against U.S. bombing. It was begun two weeks ago, when it seemed a U.S. strike was imminent.“What we’re involved in on this trip is people-to-people resistance, meeting people from neighborhood defense teams, also meeting people at a displaced persons center whose homes had been destroyed by the U.S.-supported rebel forces.“Today, we visited such a center of about 300 people — 65 families in a public school in the Mezzeh neighborhood of Damascus. Families of from six to 10 people share one classroom. It is crowded! But at least families are assured shelter, good food for the kids, medical care and meds, and classes.“We also visited a military hospital where victims of gas attacks and sniper and shrapnel fire were being treated.“We earlier had a meeting with the Grand Mufti of Syria. He is the top Sunni religious leader and stands with the government in defense of a secular state for all religions. Because of his position and because he refused to join the Islamic right-wing jihadists, his son was publicly assassinated almost two years ago.“He had planned to visit the U.S. this past summer to hold meetings with many Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders on the importance of a society based on tolerance. But the U.S. denied his visa.“Day and night, we hear the boom of civil defense mortars and some heavy explosives, but most parts of Damascus are secure. It is a beautiful, modern, clean city with wide boulevards. Everything here is still well lit, even street lights all functioning. The infrastructure is pretty incredible. The housing blocks everywhere we have been are very modern. Everywhere are Syrian flags and enormous patriotic fervor.“Women are especially outspoken about what is at stake here, when they compare it to what the future holds in Iraq or Libya.”Ogarit Dandrash: “I am usually a journalist, but now I am an activist. The experience in Iraq has taught us. We don’t trust the U.S. government. Only when the Syrian government says we have an agreement and it is safe now will we go back to our schools or our jobs. Until then, we will stay at the encampment here.”John Parker: “There was great relief when it seemed that President Obama had called off the attack. But over the last few days, Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have made it clear that an attack is not off the table. A U.S. attack on Syria would destroy what is a very modern, developed country with results like what we’ve seen already in Iraq and Libya, which once had the highest standard of living in Africa and is now in chaos.”Delegation members have played a big role in organizing anti-war actions in the U.S. since the U.S. government began threatening Syria during the last week of August. They intend to use their experience in Syria to strengthen their anti-war organizing among the U.S. population, which is overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military action against Syria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Direct action against ICE

first_imgOn Jan. 18, 30 anti-racist activists attacked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco. They cited their solidarity with “those locked within the modern plantation system.” This band of militant anti-racists painted the walls, smashed windows and breached the inside of the building.They explained in their statement that they plan to carry out a series of attacks in response to the ongoing brutality of the prison–industrial complex. “We carried out this attack to show everyone where abolitionists and anarchists stand. On the eve of the inauguration and the so-called transfer of power, street-level white supremacists and the state fight one another for control over all our lives. “We act fiercely for ourselves and our loved ones. In the unfolding chaos, there is real opportunity. The fragility of the State is on full display. We’ll continue to attack both the liberal and fascist wings of the State proactively and relentlessly, as they are mutual participants in the maintenance of exploitation and repression. In the final analysis, they are functionally the same.” (, Jan. 19)Given the ongoing brutality inherent in detention centers, jails and prisons (which has only been compounded by COVID-19), it should come as no surprise that oppressed peoples are moving in mutual solidarity across the apparatus meant to isolate members of our class from one another. The brutality inherent within these institutions over the past several hundred years since their introduction on the continent was bound to precipitate some sort of proactive rather than reactive response.On Jan. 20, 200 protesters moved against the ICE office in Portland, Ore., calling for the abolition of the government agency. These protesters were met with tear gas, and six were arrested on federal charges. (KGW8 News, Jan. 20) Who needs ICE? Despite President Joe Biden immediately signing executive orders that extend protections to DACA recipients and implement a 100-day moratorium on deportations for some noncitizens, the newly inaugurated executive branch has a vested interest in continuing in the same direction as President Obama. This means mass imprisonment and deportations in the name of “border security,” securing borders in the pursuit of profits with a murderous disregard for migrants the empire itself has caused to leave their homelands.ICE was only created in March 2003. Humans have existed without it for most of history, and ICE has only caused real harm since its inception — in service of empire. We have before and can again live in a world where ICE does not exist — if we work toward it en masse.Abolitionists raise the call to free them all! Solidarity with migrants! Tear down the walls! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Holden Introduces Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has introduced legislation to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes.AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment would expand and encourage opportunities for high school students who are capable of advanced scholastic or vocational work to enroll in community college courses. It would also encourage students who need additional help passing the California High School Exit Exam and students who traditionally do not attend college, but would like to see if it’s the right path for them.“California’s economy depends on a highly educated workforce. This bill would give high school students a head start on their college careers and ease the transition from high school to college,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “Concurrent enrollment also provides for career-technical partnerships and coursework. It’s a win-win for both sides.”AB 1451 would modify the restrictions on enrolling high school students in community college courses by creating formal partnerships between community college districts and high schools in its area. Secondary schools would be able to monitor the progress of their pupils enrolled in local colleges.Advocates of concurrent enrollment point to the benefits that occur when students are given exposure to college such as helping both high and low achieving students integrate in a college environment, decrease the length of time to complete a degree and stimulate interest in higher education among high school students. Government Holden Introduces Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 12:07 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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.last_img read more

Household charge assurances were ‘a bag of porkies’

first_imgTwitter FIANNA Fáil Councillor Kevin Sheahan has said that the public was “sold a bag of porkies” after he asked Council officials how many new footpaths, parks and public lighting projects had been planned since the introduction of the household charge. Speaking at this month’s County Council meeting, Cllr Sheahan said: “I want to know what paths, parks and public lighting have been provided since that money was collected. And if the answer is none, I want to know what plans there are to spend the money on what it was meant to be for.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Local Authorities manager Conn Murray stated that no provisions had been made for such new projects, however he said that the household charge did not provide additional funding but was introduced to “replace the local government fund”.Acting head of finance Sean Coughlan said that Limerick county had one of the highest household charge collection rates in the country and added that a debt collection unit had been established to focus on collecting charges from those in arrears.Cllr. Sheahan said: “We were told a number of times by the Taoiseach that the household charge was to be spent on footpaths, parks and public lighting.”Referring  to estimated reductions in spending on public lighting and footpaths, Cllr Sheahan commented: “The truth is we were sold a bag of porkies.”Cllr Jerome Scanlan pointed out that income generated by the household charge was to be spent on maintaining existing facilities.Mr Coughlan remarked that the Council was operating in difficult times and added: “services are under pressure but we are doing everything we possibly can.” Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil concern over new driving licence arrangementsNext articleIndustrial unrest looms as Shannon staff vote for action admin Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsHousehold charge assurances were ‘a bag of porkies’By admin – December 19, 2012 662 Linkedin Print Emaillast_img read more

Limerick company signs ambulance contract

first_img TAGSbusinesshealthLimerick City and CountyNewsTransport Facebook This is the second recent major contract signing for Tranzaura whose check is now also being used by 2,300 London bus drivers. Limerick on Covid watch list Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Previous articleLimerick talent tops at TexacoNext articleGardens International goes green in Limerick Louise Harrison WhatsApp Liam Parry, Key Accounts Manager, Tranzaura, Cmdt Tony O’Mara, Regional Director Order of Malta, Cllr James Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Shane Mann, CEO of Tranzaura, Declan Calvert, Product Development Co-Ordinator Tranzaura and Adj Bryan Crosby, OIC Limerick Order of Malta.Pic: Don MoloneyLIMERICK transport technology firm Tranzaura, has signed a contract with the Order of Malta Ireland to use the company’s vehicle safety check App across its nationwide ambulance fleet. Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement NewsBusinessLimerick company signs ambulance contractBy Louise Harrison – June 1, 2019 557 Linkedin Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regional Director for the South West Region of the Ambulance Corps Cmdt Tony O’Mara said: “We trialled the App in our Limerick ambulance unit and the Tranzaura App will now replace paper checks on all our vehicles.“Time saved in the workshop, or at base, means more time being able to fulfil our charitable mandate”.Tranzaura Chief Executive Officer, Shane Mann said: “We are delighted to partner with the Order of Malta. The Tranzaura App works for fleets of all sizes across Ireland, the UK and globally.“We recently signed a large contract which sees 2,300 London bus drivers using our App. We will be expanding into the UK and international markets, but the Tranzaura App also works for smaller and mid-range fleets.“We have proven in London, that our App can make savings, increase compliance, and increase efficiencies. We are confident there is a market for the Tranzaura vehicle safety check App in every city in the world”.The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said, “It’s great to see an App designed by a Limerick company being used around the globe. It shows yet again that Limerick continues to produce leading companies in the tech sphere”. Printlast_img read more

Troy University set to host Cuban Film Festival this month

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 3, 2014 “Getting the opportunity to travel to Cuba was a great thrill,” Vardaman said. “I have traveled all over the world as part of Semester Abroad, but being in Cuba was a rare event for Americans. We wanted to choose films which represented a broad view of Cuban culture and history.”The first feature is a zombie satire, “Juan of the Dead’, on Tuesday February 11. Vardaman will host and introduce the movie.Filmgoers on Feb. 18 will see “The Motorcycle Diaries,” which is about a motorcycle road trip that Che Guevara took when he was younger and how it transformed him. It will be hosted by Dr. Johanna Alberich of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. The two have announced a similar Study Abroad trip for this May. The February Film Festival hosted by the Troy University Library welcomes anyone interested in Cuba to attend all three successive Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 11. Latest Stories Skip On Feb. 25, the film is “Buena Vista Social Club,” an award-winning documentary about traditional Cuban music, which is hosted by Doc Kirby of the Hall School of Journalism and the John M. Long School of Music. Last summer’s Study Abroad met the current members of the iconic musical group and enjoyed two of their public performances.“We were fortunate to have one faculty team leader, Dr. Johanna Alberich, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico,” Vardaman said. “She is not only fluent in Spanish but very knowledgeable about Caribbean culture. Our other faculty team leader, Doc Kirby, had made five previous trips to Cuba and knew the people, places and history very well.” Email the author Print Article Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy University set to host Cuban Film Festival this month By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Workshop offers tips to farmers With interest in farm succession planning on the steady rise, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a series of… read more The Troy University Library will host another international film festival in February, this time featuring films by and about Cuba.On three successive Tuesday evenings Troy University students and area residents are invited to learn more about the United States’ closest neighbor island in the Caribbean. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Patterson Hall room 103. They are free and open to the public.Lisa Vardaman, Troy University Library, was instrumental in putting together the Film Festival. One factor was her participation in Troy University’s first ever Study Abroad to Cuba between summer B and fall semester in 2013.last_img read more

Energetic electron precipitation from the outer radiation belt during geomagnetic storms

first_imgRelativistic electron precipitation changes thechemistry of the upper atmosphere and depletes ozone,but the spatial and temporal distributions are poorly known.Here we survey more than 9 years of data from low altitudesatellites for different phases of geomagnetic storms. Wefind that for the outer radiation belt, electron precipitation>300 keV peaks during the main phase of storms whereasthat >1 MeV peaks during the recovery phase. Precipitation>300 keV can occur at all geographic longitudes in bothhemispheres whereas that >1 MeV occurs mainly polewardof the South Atlantic anomaly (SAA) region. The datasuggest that wave-particle interactions are strong enough toprecipitate >300 keV electrons into the bounce loss cone,but precipitate >1 MeVelectrons into the drift loss cone. Wefind that whistler mode chorus waves alone cannot accountfor the higher MeV precipitation flux during the recoveryphase. We suggest that whistler mode chorus wavesaccelerate electrons up to MeV energies during therecovery phase which are then precipitated by EMICwaves. The effects on atmospheric chemistry due to MeVelectron precipitation are more likely to occur in thesouthern hemisphere poleward of the SAA region with adelay of 1–2 days or more from the peak of the storm.Citation: Horne, R. B., M. M. Lam, and J. C. Green (2009),Energetic electron precipitation from the outer radiation beltduring geomagnetic storms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L19104,doi:10.1029/2009GL040236.last_img read more