Zambian Breweries Plc 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgZambian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Zambian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambian Breweries Plc (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileZambian Breweries Plc (Zambrew) is a brewing and beverages company; producing and marketing a wide range of clear beers and soft drinks. The company has a virtual monopoly on clear brew products in Zambia, with popular South African brands in its product range such as Castle Lager, Redd’s, Castle Lite, Carling Black Label and Ohlsson’s Lager. The company also produces strong, local brands to cater for local tastes which are marketed under the Mosi Lager and Eagle Lager brand name. The Soft Drinks division produces well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. The company has two breweries and three bottling plants in Zambia. SABMiller has a majority stake in Zambrew (87%). SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more 200 beer brands in its international product portfolio. Zambian Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

4 minimalist investing tips for 2021 and beyond

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Buying and selling shares can be as engrossing an endeavour as we want to make it. Given all the other fun things we can do with our limited time on this planet, however, I find the idea of ‘minimalist investing’ very appealing. Accordingly, here are a few suggestions for making it feel less like a burden in 2021. Minimalist investing 101Restricting oneself to a set number of holdings could be considered the best place to start.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…Naturally, the actual number will vary from person to person. That said, we all have a limit over how much time we can devote to researching, buying and tracking our investments. My ISA portfolio, for example, never has more than 20 stocks in it. Any more than this and I’d feel overwhelmed. Moreover, too many stocks might dilute the impact of my big winners! For some people, even 20 separate companies will feel like too much. In this case, they may want to consider buying a small number of cheap, exchange-traded funds. These simply track an index like the FTSE 100, give instant diversification and require next to no ‘maintenance’.Ditch the appIt’s been incredibly easy to spend more time than necessary staring into a screen recently. It’s for this reason that I’ve deleted all investing-related apps from my smartphone. The logic behind doing so is that I’m then less compelled to check my portfolio. As a result, both my homescreen and my brain are less cluttered.Now, removing these apps might feel uncomfortable at first but persistence is the key to breaking any habit. It’s no different from keeping unhealthy food out of the home. By removing the ‘cue’ (the app icon), I minimise the likelihood of a ‘behaviour’ (habitual portfolio-checking) occurring. Setting daily time limits on apps is a less severe option.Go automaticOne thing I’ve learned in many years of investing is that I can’t time the market consistently. As such, the vast majority of my buying now happens automatically on the same day every month via my broker’s regular investment scheme. This helps to remove emotion from the process. It also saves me money. Some online share-dealing platforms charge zero commission on monthly purchases! Over time, this could have a dramatic impact on my returns. Another minimalist investing idea is to automate savings. This involves instructing a bank to transfer a fixed amount over to a Stock and Shares ISA every month. In addition to removing the need to do it manually, scheduling this transfer to happen the day after being paid also ensures building a nest egg for the future is prioritised over frivolous spending. As the saying goes, “Pay yourself first”. Don’t ‘read all about it’A final way to adopt a minimalist approach to investing is to reduce the amount of news we consume.Clearly, this idea is easier said than done in the midst of a global pandemic. However, I think the important word here is ‘reduce’. Attempting to eliminate all news flow from one’s life is not only difficult but could cause anxiety. Being selective is key.For me, this involves seeking news from only one or two reputable sources and treating everything else as noise. If this sounds too restrictive to you, consider saving your regular news binge for times when the market isn’t open. See all posts by Paul Summers “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers | Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 center_img Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 4 minimalist investing tips for 2021 and beyondlast_img read more

As wildfires threaten communities across West, Episcopalians offer support to…

first_img Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Sandra and Daniela Reyes comfort Isaias Reyes while visiting their damaged mobile home on Sept. 10 after the wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] With wildfires raging up and down the West Coast, in some cases prompting evacuations, destroying homes and threatening communities, Episcopal leaders say they and their congregations are responding and preparing to respond to communities in need as the crisis develops.At least 100,000 Oregon residents reportedly faced evacuation orders as of Sept. 11, with the number potentially reaching 500,000 as the fires spread. The mayor of Portland declared an emergency with fires raging just beyond the city’s suburbs.“The fires are intense, and the air quality is horrible,” Oregon Bishop Michael Hanley told Episcopal News Service in an email. “We are working this morning to get connected with folks in the hardest hit areas.” Some Episcopalians likely have lost their homes, he said, though he didn’t yet have confirmation.St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in the small Oregon city of Shady Cove is close to the edge of one of the fires. Hanley said he heard from the vicar that the town is safe for now.In California, where fire crews are struggling to contain some of the West’s largest fires, the Diocese of San Joaquin’s Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst was evacuated this week, with staff members making it safely to Fresno, about 60 miles to the south.“Our congregation members in Oakhurst at St. Raphael’s are currently in the evacuation warning stage, so they are ready and prepared should evacuation become mandatory,” the Rev. Anna Carmichael, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary, said in an email. “Our prayers are with our evacuated staff, our congregation members who are waiting and watching for evacuation notice, for our sisters and brothers in California, as well as Oregon, Washington and Idaho also battling devastating fires.”She also praised the work of emergency responders and firefighters who are risking their lives to protect communities from the blazes.Even when communities aren’t threatened directly by the wildfires’ flames, smoke and ash are creating a public health crisis, driving air quality to hazardous levels and prompting authorities to recommend residents stay indoors.“The air quality is terrible,” said Stephanie Taylor, communication director for the Diocese of California, which is based in San Francisco and encompasses the Bay Area. News images from the region this week showed the daytime sky darkened to an ominous orange as smoke drifted in from the fires. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Taylor, in an email, said the diocese is applying for a grant from Episcopal Relief & Development to buy N95 face masks for local residents who are homeless. Episcopalians in the diocese also are assembling “care bags” for evacuees with food, toiletries and other supplies.Episcopal Relief & Development released a statement on Sept. 10 saying it has been working since mid-August to support California and other Western dioceses dealing with the wildfires.“Our partners are continuing to monitor the fires and the air quality in their areas and are reaching out to vulnerable groups to determine needs,” program officer Tamara Plummer said in the statement. “Right now, we need to let the first responders make it safe before dioceses can begin to provide relief.”The Western states, especially California, are no strangers to devastating fires, though the extent of the recent blazes has been particularly alarming, and the public health impact is compounding the effects of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks. At least 15 people are reported to have died in the fires, which have consumed more than 3 million acres in California and nearly a million acres in Oregon and plagued communities in Washington as well.The intense fire season also comes at a time when Americans across the country are reeling from numerous natural disasters and destructive weather systems that scientists say are becoming more likely because of climate change.South of San Francisco, the Diocese of El Camino Real reports that some of its priests serving congregations in evacuation zones have developed communication plans to remain connected with parishioners and fellow clergy and to assess local needs as the disaster evolves.“In our diocese, I have witnessed with wonder as people have walked through these stormy times towards those in need,” Bishop Lucinda Ashby said in an Aug. 26 message to the diocese. “It is amazing to behold God’s beloved as they reach beyond their own fear, to stretch out a hand and offer solace, care, and a warm bed to another.”And in the Diocese of Los Angeles, some communities are dealing with evacuation orders or potential evacuations, though the present threat is more smoke than flames, according to the Rev. Melissa McCarthy, canon to the ordinary. “It’s the waiting and waiting and watching that’s hard, in addition to the horrible air,” she said in a message to ENS.Fires in the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino National Forest pose potential threats to several Southern California communities where there is an Episcopal presence, including Monrovia, Beaumont and Yucaipa, the diocese reported. Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor visited St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia on Sept. 9 and said in a Facebook post that the Bobcat Fire “looked pretty close.”“But we’re encouraged that breezes were blowing north and temperatures relatively mild,” Taylor said. “Please keep St. Luke’s and all our communities threatened by fire in your prayers.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By David PaulsenPosted Sep 11, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC As wildfires threaten communities across West, Episcopalians offer support to those in need Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Environment & Climate Change Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Florida Legislature takes first step in limiting the strength of medical…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Florida Legislature 2021HB 1455 clears its first hurdleBy Reggie Connell, Managing EditorMedical Marijuana might be losing a little of its sizzle if HB 1455 makes it through the Florida Legislature.The bill, which proposes to cap the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medical marijuana, passed in The Professions & Public Health Subcommittee on Tuesday. It will now move on to the full body of the Florida House of Representatives.The bill states that qualified physicians may not prescribe medical marijuana containing more than 10% THC to patients. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “high” sensation that marijuana users sometimes experience.Currently, THC ranges from 15-25% in medical marijuana.Representative Spencer Roach, a Republican from Ft. Myers, filed the bill and was pleased with its early success.“Proud to report that HB 1455 cleared its first committee stop in the Florida House,” Roach wrote on his Twitter account. “I will continue to fight to make FL’s medical marijuana program safe for patients and implement the will of FL voters.”Nikki Fried, a Democrat from Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Agricultural Secretary, pushed back on Roach’s assessment.“Medical Marijuana is medicine,” Fried wrote in a statement before the vote. “It’s medicine that has changed countless lives for the better, for which Floridians voted overwhelmingly, and which Americans support in record numbers. It’s also one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, supporting entrepreneurs and tens of thousands of Florida jobs. No one has asked for arbitrary THC caps – neither patients nor businesses. These caps are a tax on medical marijuana patients already forced to pay too high a price for the medicine. They are a political solution in search of a non-existent problem.”Also opposed to the bill is Carlos Guillermo Smith, a Democrat House representative from District 49 (in Central Florida).“…HB 1455 unequivocally ruins Florida’s legal medical cannabis program!” Smith wrote on his Facebook page. “Arbitrary THC caps will weaken effective medicine, forcing sick patients to buy more or return to the illicit market for relief. I’M OPPOSED!”With its victory in The Professions & Public Health Subcommittee, HB 1455 moves on to the Health Care Appropriation Subcommittee (HCA) and could be heard as early as next Wednesday.The HCA committee chair is Bryan Avila (Republican from Hialeah). The vice-chair is Clay Yarborough (Republican from Jacksonville). Also on the committee are Democrats Kamia Brown, who represents District 45, which includes parts of Apopka and Orange County, and Carlos Guillermo Smith of District 49 in Central Florida.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGS”High”BillCannabisFlorida LegislaturehealthMedical MarijuanaPhysiciansTHC Previous articleApopka author publishes fourth novel, MASS, this monthNext articleCity of Apopka posts job openings, full-time, part-time and seasonal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Classic Encounters – Australia vs New Zealand 1996

first_imgFriday Sep 12, 2008 Classic Encounters – Australia vs New Zealand 1996 With tomorrow’s 2008 Tri Nations decider in Brisbane in mind, we look back to the inaugural tournament in 1996 when the Wallabies hosted the All Blacks at Suncorp, in what was to be a classic match that was remembered for more than just the winning try at the death. Right from the get go it was frantic, with Michael Brial making himself a household name as he unleashed a tirade of seemingly unprovoked punches on All Black center Frank Bunce. We’ll feature that clip in the upcoming weeks. Tries by Gregan and Burke gave the home team a formidable lead, but at 25-15 the New Zealand come back was just getting started as Justin Marshall went over for a well taken try following Jonah Lomu’s storming run. With the scores tied at full time, Frank Bunce, the man who was the victim of that assault in the first few minutes, scored to break the 25-all deadlock and effectively win the first ever Tri Nations series for New Zealand. The Wallabies’ only other Brisbane defeat since 1996 came two years ago when All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw inspired New Zealand to a 13-9 Tri Nations triumph in a rugged, high-quality encounter. It promises to be another tight one this weekend, but if scores are tied at full time, a draw won’t be good enough for Australia as New Zealand hold a one-point advantage on 14 points at the top of the table, plus a far better for-and-against differential. The players are ready. The fans are ready, and Wallaby coach Robbie ‘Dingo’ Deans is ready. “We’ve seen some great encounters in Tri-Nations and you’re going to see an even better one on the weekend.” Time: 01:40 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Shed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

first_img Houses CopyAbout this officeHiroki Tominaga-AtelierOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on August 24, 2016Cite: “Shed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier” 23 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?单坡屋顶住宅 / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs “COPY” Shed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier Architects: Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 26 Share Year:  Projectscenter_img Manufacturers: Grohe, Lixil Corporation, Hirata TILE, IOC Flooring, T-form, TakironSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. This is the second house at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Because of deep forest, we can’t see the shape of mountain, but the south side of the site is a part of Mt. Fuji.The Client wants to make Loft space, so we decided Shed roof which is opened to Mt.Fuji.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaOn the other hand, if we chose the shed roof, heavy snow falls to the north side of the house in winter, and north entrance will be buried in snow.Save this picture!Section DetailSo we started redesigning the roof from regarding the Shed roof as one plate which drops snow and rain. We fixed the slant of the roof, but fold it In a longitudinal direction, to redesign how to drop snow and rain.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaApproach terrace penetrates into the house volume and it divides this house to two volumes.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe shed roof is folded in the mountain fold over this entrance approach, so snow and rain fall beside this approach. When we fold it in the valley fold, we can gather the snow beside the parking space. On the rainy day, we can see the rain fall from the valley of the roof from the picture window.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanIn the lounge space surrounding wood stove, we can find the Valley of ceiling in the big room. It divides one room gently, then we started to consider how to use the space.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaAs response to the roof design, the slop and step is installed into the house, it is like another landscape for the clients who loves the outdoor life for example trekking or mountain bike.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaLoft space connects two volume of the house, and also act as the daylighting space and ventilation wind tunnel which keeps room condition comfortable in the passive way.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow less5 Kindergartens / colectivoMELSelected ProjectsMarimba House / ISON ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 ArchDaily Photographs:   Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Shed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-AtelierSave this projectSaveShed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier “COPY” CopyHouses•Japan Japanlast_img read more

Holcomb Reappoints McKinney to Head ISDA

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 16, 2016 Also on Friday, Holcumb tagged Bill Konyha to head the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.“Throughout Bill’s time as the Director of Community and Rural Affairs, he has demonstrated his strong ability to represent the challenges and opportunities shared by rural communities across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor-elect Suzanne Crouch.  “I look forward to working with Bill to further improve Indiana for all Hoosiers.”Bill Konyha has been the Executive Director at Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs since his appointment in January of 2015.  Previously, he served as the President and CEO of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County, Inc. and was the Executive Director for both Fayette County and Tipton County.  Governor Mike Pence awarded Konyha with the Sagamore of the Wabash award in 2013. Ted MckinneyHolcomb Reappoints McKinney to Head ISDAIndiana Governor-elect Eric Holcomb announced that Ted McKinney will remain as head of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. McKinney’s reappointment had been largely expected, but his name had also been mentioned in national media reports as a possible candidate for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump administration. “Ted is a dedicated leader whose experience both on the farm and in corporate agribusiness is a unique asset to the Hoosier state,” said Holcomb. “In this role, Ted has and will continue to pursue bold initiatives that affect Hoosiers, Americans, and global citizens alike.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Holcomb Reappoints McKinney to Head ISDAcenter_img McKinney was appointed as Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture in January 2014, and in 2015 additional responsibilities were added as the Director of Agribusiness Economic Development within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).  Prior to government service, Ted was director of Global Corporate Affairs for Elanco Animal Health and also served in a number of roles at Dow AgroSciences, his last as Leader of Food Chain, Industry, and States Affairs.  He serves as a co-chair of the National FFA Conventions Local Organizing Committee for Indianapolis and is a member of numerous boards including the Indiana State Fair Commission and Board. McKinney is a graduate of Purdue University. “At the heart of it, Indiana is agriculture, and Ted’s vast knowledge and experience will continue to serve Hoosiers well as ISDA Director,” said Lieutenant Governor-elect Suzanne Crouch.  “Hoosiers have every reason to believe that Ted will continue to support, grow, and advocate for Indiana’s food and agriculture sector.” SHARE Holcomb Reappoints McKinney to Head ISDA Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 19, 2016 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Chamber of Commerce, City of Pasadena Partner to Sponsor Shop Pasadena Promotional Campaign

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. To encourage local residents and workers to shop in Pasadena, the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena promotional campaign to encourage patronage of Pasadena stores during the holidays. Shopping with our local stores and eating in our local restaurants in something we can all do to help preserve and grow jobs in Pasadena for local residents.“We all have memories of that favorite retailer, restaurant or entertainment venue that is no longer in business. We are also reminded of our local unemployment figures and the difficulty many have in finding work,” said Pasadena Chamber President and CEO Paul Little. “We all appreciate the excellent services provided by the City of Pasadena to support the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”One simple way everyone who lives, works or does business in Pasadena can support our local economy is to spend money in with Pasadena businesses. The shops, restaurants and services that create local jobs and provide the financial bedrock for Pasadena are dependent on local patrons for their livelihood.Sales tax dollars, business license fees, property taxes and other assessments paid by commercial interests return a dividend to the City of Pasadena to pay for essential services such as police and fire protection and also support our local public schools, parks and Pasadena City College. The Chamber and the City encourage everyone to think local when buying during the holiday season and beyond.The prosperity of everyone in Pasadena is dependent on the financial health of our local business community. Supporting local businesses is very important to the ongoing economic vitality of the entire Pasadena area.“It is in everyone’s best interest to promote the vitality of our local businesses that contribute to the excellent quality of life in Pasadena. Each dollar retained in Pasadena, pays a dividend to our community.” According to Mr. Little. “Spending in Pasadena preserves local jobs, maintains local businesses and even saves travel time and gas.”Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena is a collaborative effort between community partners, the City of Pasadena, Chamber members and the Pasadena Chamber.The campaign consists of advertisements in local media, which are generously donated by our media partners. The campaign also features bus shelter ads that will be on display throughout Pasadena from mid-November to mid-January. The ads were designed in partnership with The Agency, a student-run advertising cooperative at Art Center College of Design. Bus shelter ad space is generously donated by CBS Outdoor.The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is a professional business organization. Since the earliest days of Pasadena, the Chamber has played a major role in the development of this internationally renowned city. Since 1888, when the organization was founded as the Board of Trade, the Chamber’s primary purpose has been the enhancement of both the business climate and the quality of life in Pasadena. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce serves more than 1450 members. 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Solo but not alone – Sean McGowan’s epic story

first_imgEmail Atlantic Ocean rower Sean McGowan recalls his time at sea – Andrew Carey meets the man who spent 118 days crossing the AtlanticIT IS the job of every journalist to find the “hook” in a story – defined as the most interesting part of a tale or the piece of text that will capture the imagination of the reader and ultimately keep them interested in what you are writing about. The thing about Sean McGowan’s story is that everything is interesting. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Words such as determination, pride and achievement are all associated with the mammoth task that Sean McGowan finally undertook at the beginning of this year. After four weeks of delays, Sean took Tess, the boat in which he would row into the history books with, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. He did it alone and without the assistance of another soul, Tess did it under the guidance of her owner. “I had an Irish flag on the boat, my Shannon oars to row, but Limerick in my heart. This makes me very proud,” his words, not mine.After 118 days, one hour and 14 long minutes, Sean made history and rowed in to English Harbour in Antigua and into the hearts and minds of the many fans and well wishers from his native Limerick city.In a glowing tribute at a Mayoral reception held in the offices of Mayor Kevin Kiely,  Sean’s fellow Farranshone man honoured the achievement and noted that more people have stepped on the moon than rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean. “A record breaking oarsman who must have been possessed to take on such a task and the show of sheer determination carried you on. You are proud of Limerick, but Limerick is very proud of you – very very proud”.Just days after he arrived home from his adventures, Sean was bestowed life membership at Shannon Rowing Club as his club acknowledged his achievement. It was the first of a city’s recognition for its latest and greatest hero. The Mayor, in his address to the gathered family and friends, said that Sean was befitting of other higher honours that the city could bestow, and that the council would be sure to discuss it in the coming weeks. But what of the man that rowed an ocean – an Irishman, a Limerickman and one of our own? What of the man that after five days was thrown from his boat by a rogue wave, endured technical failures that befell both man and boat including the failings of his watermaker, and as days 20, 21 and 22 rolled by with their storm fronts battering both man and machine? What of this man? There is a selfless determination that must be ingrained in any human to keep going while all around you is just as determined to fail. “I had a dream to row an Ocean, that’s what I wanted to do.”Sean said that the experience gave him something else that he didn’t really expect. “Walking through the streets people have been stopping me and congratulating me and I didn’t expect any of that, that’s overwhelming. This has made me very humble and when you are out there and face the elements and you think that they are going to beat you, a couple of times you think you are not going to get out of it and it makes you think quite a bit, it makes you think about your family and that makes you very humble. I got a call from the President’s office already and the Mayor has paid tribute to me with a reception. I’m really honoured by all of this”.Sean added that he has treasured and enjoyed his time at home and indeed, every moment with his wife and children since his return. “My journey didn’t end until I got to Cork Airport and I could finally get home to see my family”. With three days to go in his race to the finish, Sean told this reporter via satellite phone, that he was “fed up”. He had endured over one hundred days of rowing that had brought more hardship than many will ever endure and hit every personal hurdle along the way of his solo voyage. But something made him keep going. “There’s times you think about it {calling for assistance}, day five when I was thrown from the boat, the storms on days 20 and 21, but at the time you just take it on board and get on with business. You make sure you are OK and you continue on. Afterwards, you think about it but at the time you just have to keep going. I knew I was never going to give up. A couple of times I thought that this was really bad, but I was never going to give up”. As Sean stood on the pier under the towering structure of Shannon Boat Club, tanned, weather beaten with sun-bleached hair, but Limerick through and through, you could see in his eyes that he was never going to give up – not for one second.“I thought that if I could just get one more hour rowing, I’d be OK. I’d do that and if I thought about giving up again I’d say to do just one more hour. That went one for days and weeks”. Sean also said that reading the text messages of support that Lorraine would type out and send to the satellite phone were a source of huge inspiration. But it was the physical strain on body as well as mind that is most notable with the 42-year-old. Dropping close to 1/3 his body weight over the duration of his time at sea, Sean still had the “claw hand” evident as movement in both his hands was restricted to resemble that of a claw – slightly curled and closed. “I still have it but I’ve an appointment to have my hands looked at later in the week. I can’t scratch my ears or anything like that. Thankfully, everything else has come back. I’m no longer wobbling on my feet and I’m beginning to put on weight again”.With food a major concern for many of the rowers, one race participant accepted the assistance of the race organisers by getting an additional 30 days of rations for the end of his race, Sean is thankful of both taste and quantity of food available since his return to land.“Most of my time has been spent eating since I came back, I started out weighing 87 kilos and I finished the race weighing just 66,” with Sean’s wife Lorraine quipping, “I can’t keep him in food at the moment”. Back to Sean: “The taste sensation has been fantastic given the rations I have had, and food has been the one major pastime over the last few days”. He has no immediate plans to take on another challenge, but said that the next one is “going to take a bit of planning and something to think about”.That was man, but what of machine? Sean said that his boat would take a little longer to come home than he did. “Tess is being shipped back to Southampton and I will go and collect her in six weeks. I really want to take her to some of the schools that supported me through the Shout for Sean campaign as well as some of my old schools. And as for a resting place for Tess? “Tess will go for sale. Right now the credit union think that Tess has four wheels underneath her. So Tess is for sale as I better pay off that loan. Sean was quick to point out that the basis behind his row was to support the Soweto Connection – a Limerick based charity set up to assist development in South Africa. “We have raised over €20,000 from schools, a lot of individuals and one or two businesses and I think that is fantastic in the kind of climate that we are in. That money is going to go to build at least one compound in the township and allow the mums to come in and do a bit of work, earn a bit of money and their kids will get fed. They are the mums that can’t work as they have AIDS. It’s going to bring a huge benefit to those people and more importantly, it goes in once and no more money will be required after that.”Sean added that he will return to the water, but for now, “I’ll stick to running or maybe a bit on the bike.” Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsSolo but not alone – Sean McGowan’s epic storyBy admin – May 13, 2010 1660 Print Previous articleLee still has a world title dreamNext articleLimerick FC denied chance to play Barcelona adminlast_img read more

‘Orchestrated & Malicious Vilification Campaign’: NLSIU Assures It Shall Take Action Against NLAT Malpractice

first_imgNews Updates’Orchestrated & Malicious Vilification Campaign’: NLSIU Assures It Shall Take Action Against NLAT Malpractice LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Sep 2020 5:07 AMShare This – xThe National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) issued a press release today, thwarting the initiation of a “malicious vilification campaign” against it, in the backdrop of its decision to conduct NLAT 2020. “The University has been subjected to an orchestrated and malicious vilification campaign that rests on speculation, lies and outright fabrication. We have been…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 National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) issued a press release today, thwarting the initiation of a “malicious vilification campaign” against it, in the backdrop of its decision to conduct NLAT 2020. “The University has been subjected to an orchestrated and malicious vilification campaign that rests on speculation, lies and outright fabrication. We have been falsely accused of being exclusionary when there is no other national examination of a similar scale that has delivered as many process and infrastructural accommodations as NLAT 2020,” NLSIU said. The University explained that unlike centre-based exam, which requires real time proctoring, online home proctored exam requires “post examination audit” to ensure exam Integrity. “This post-examination audit and review is now underway,” the University assured. It is further informed that candidates who indulged in malpractice during the exam shall be eliminated from the admission process. ‘Does Not Affect Integrity Of Exam’: NLSIU On Claims Of NLAT Re-Test Paper Leak “University faculty and staff and third party technical cxperts will review the digital record. scrutinize and analyze candidate behaviour closely along the seven data parameters generated by our partner’s technological platform. We aim to eliminate any and every candidate who has indulged in any malpractice from further consideration in the admission process,” the press note states. The University has also disclosed some cases of examination malpractice “deserve criminal investigation” and it has already lodged a criminal complaint against some actors. Lastly, it said that the malicious campaign against NLSIU has caused “significant distress” to candidates and their parents. Giving them assurance, the university said thus: “Even in these challenging times the University is all set to open a new batch of B.A.LLB & LLM (2020). Despite various administrative issues incurred due to the COVID pandemic, the University would be trying its best to regulate the admission procedure for the new batch. …We call on candidates and their parents not to be misled by this campaign. When the University announces its admission results. the stringency and accuracy of th vero. tolerance policy for examination malpractice will be evident to all concerned and leave no doubt in the integrity of the NLAT 2020 admission process.” NLAT 2020 is a “home-based” online examination that uses a combination of AI-based and human proctoring. The decision of the premier law institute to conduct a separate admission test after backing out of CLAT has been challenged in the Supreme Court. On September 11, the Supreme Court said that it will examine the legality of the decision, and restrained NLSIU from publishing the results of NLAT and conducting admissions on its basis, while allowing it to hold the test on September 12. The matter will be considered again by the Court on September 16. It was on September 3 that the NLSIU issued the revised admission notification stating that it will not accept CLAT scores for admissions to the academic year 2020-21 and that the same will be based on the NLAT. The NLSIU cited the repeated postponement of CLAT on account of COVID-19 as a reason for the decision behind the separate test. It said that the University is under a compulsion to complete the admission process by September end, as it follows a trimester system distinct from other National Law Universities. The NLAT 2020 was termed to be a ‘complete failure’ by candidates who complained of facing technical difficulties during the exam. Thus, a re-test of NLAT was conducted by the University on Monday, whose test-paper was leaked and circulated all over social media, thus inviting critical remarks over the University’s actions. Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more