Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q12015 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s why I just bought Greatland Gold shares

first_imgHere’s why I just bought Greatland Gold shares Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP) had an incredible 2020, with its share price rising nearly 2,000%. Nonetheless, 2021 has been significantly less favourable for the stock, which has already fallen 45% this year. This has mainly been caused by some of last year’s optimism starting to falter, alongside the falling price of gold. But this dip has led me to buy Greatland Gold shares. Here’s why. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stuart Blair owns shares in Greatland Gold. 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. Big opportunitiesGreatland Gold’s largest success story is its Havieron deposit in Western Australia. In this area, the company has partnered with the established gold miner Newcrest and so far, has delivered excellent results. Indeed, in 2018, Greatland discovered that there was significant gold mineralisation, and since then, drilling has commenced. As such, the Havieron project has been met with significant optimism, being a fundamental reason for the company’s strong share price performance last year. But I also believe that strong results at Havieron have now been factored in to the Greatland Gold share price. It’s therefore important to look at other opportunities for the company.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…One of the other projects is the Juri Joint Venture, where Greatland Gold has continued its partnership with Newcrest. The latter will immediately have a right to earn 25% interest in these licences, and this can be raised to 75% depending on how much it spends on the project. Although this does limit the amount Greatland Gold can earn from the project, Newcrest is still a very useful source of funding. Furthermore, similar traits to the Havieron deposit have been identified in these licences, and this may be very promising.Alongside multiple different mining operations in Australia, Greatland Gold also operates in Tasmania. As such, it’s evident that the company isn’t overly reliant on its Havieron deposit and has opportunities elsewhere. I think this could bode well for the Greatland Gold share price.Price of goldOne reason why the shares have fallen in 2021 is because of the declining price of gold. Nevertheless, after rising significantly in 2020, I feel that a correction was necessary. In fact, I believe that gold is now in a strong position to claw back some losses. This is because inflation looks likely to rise this year. Gold is recognised as a very effective inflation hedge, and this bodes well for its value. As the Greatland Gold share price is heavily dependent on the price of gold, this provides me with optimism for the stock.Risks with Greatland Gold sharesAlthough I have recently bought Greatland Gold shares, I do recognise that this is a risky investment, and accordingly, it makes up only a small part of my portfolio. For example, although it doesn’t currently generate any revenue, it’s still valued at nearly £1bn. For many, this may signal that it’s overpriced and that the current fundamental value of the business doesn’t justify this market valuation. But as a speculative stock, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and the rewards could be handsome. I’m simply not going to invest any more than I can afford to lose.   Image source: Getty Images. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Saturday, 8th May, 2021 | More on: GGP See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

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Sudanese Air Force bombs church complex in Nuba Mountains

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, 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 Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Sudanese Air Force bombs church complex in Nuba Mountains Family able to escape house in compound Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Africa, Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Sudan & South Sudan Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Oct 16, 2014 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 ENS Editor’s Note: The Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), as referenced in this article from the Morning Star News, is now officially called the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.[Morning Star News] The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said.“The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” the Rev. Youhana Yaqoub of the ECS in Al Atmor, near the Tabolo area in South Kordofan state, told Morning Star News. “A family living at the church compound miraculously escaped the attack, although their whole house and property were destroyed.”Kamal Adam and his family thanked God for their safety as they watched their house burn from the bombing, he said.Full Story Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

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Palmer Trinity School announces board of trustees appointments

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Palmer Trinity School proudly announces new appointments to its Board of Trustees, Jeffrey S. Bass, Esq., Sonia Escobio O’Donnell, Esq., and Harvey B. Sperling. In addition, Jack Brumbaugh has been named Trustee Emeritus.“We are privileged to be gaining these distinguished new trustees. Each has demonstrated an unswerving commitment to continuing our mission of academic excellence and social responsibility. Their exceptional records speak for themselves, and we look forward to their combined experience bringing much benefit to our school’s diverse community,” stated Michael Baiamonte, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.Jeffrey S. Bass is a founding member of Shubin & Bass, P.A. which represents individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and universities in all manner of commercial trial court litigation, administrative proceedings, and appellate matters. Bass serves as a commissioner for the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, where he was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2006, re-appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist, and where he continues to serve. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and his law degree from the University of Miami.Sonia Escobio O’Donnell is an attorney at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, and represents corporations in civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She advises clients on issues of grand jury subpoenas and white collar defense. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. O’Donnell earned both her bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Florida.New member Harvey B. Sperling is a noted educational consultant, author, and former Head of School at the University of Nashville, and the University School of Milwaukee. Sperling has served on numerous education boards, including the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, his master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and an honorary doctorate from the Milwaukee Institute of Arts and Design.Jack Brumbaugh, Trustee Emeritus, is a board certified civil trial attorney with the Miami/West Palm Beach firm of Richman Greer, P.A., where he serves as chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. He served on Palmer Trinity School’s Board of Trustees from 1996 through 2006, including five years as chairman of the board, and in 2003 led a successful effort to purchase land for the 33-acre South Campus. Mr. Brumbaugh is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Specialization, as well as having served as chair of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of the Florida Bar.About Palmer Trinity School:Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org. 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80 Viviendas De Protección Oficial En Salou / Toni Gironès

first_img “COPY” Area:  8672 m² Area:  8672 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Spain Year:  Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 22 Share Architects: Toni Gironès Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  José HeviaPhotographs:  José Hevia, Toni GironèsEngineers Structures:Xavier SauraTechnical Architects:Brufau I Cusó S.L.PConstructor:Tarraco Empresa Constructora S.ACity:SalouCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Salou is a municipality in the Catalan coast of the South of Tarragona. 25 km far from the littoral zone emerges in parallel the Serra de Prades, with hills above 1.000 meters high. When water vapour coming from the sea meets these mountains it is forced to rise, losing temperature and condensing into precipitation. Water descends through the mountains’ steep slopes; it regulates its velocity passing across some valleys and is distributed, once more, into different torrents towards the sea, which cover the fertile plain. Profiting from orography, this periodic cycle has characterized agricultural production of the site. As a consequence, this landscape extends along the territory with the resources it is provided, which it adapts and interprets, by giving sense to that in different scales.Save this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe logic of the agricultural model and its interaction with natural cycles contrasts with the inhibition of urban growth models. From their point of view, territory is a physical space to be established, and the formal result usually responds to an imposed disposition. The competition before the commission asked for a design of 80 social housing apartments located in the extreme North of Salou. Originally thought to be a new urban mesh which stands out on pre-existing agricultural plots, the new place originates from the wide allotments that contain isolated houses, orthogonally arranged.Planning rules defined two equal blocks in the corner of one of the plots which had to be in contact with the new park. Each one of the blocks occupied an area of 15×52 meters and accomplished favourable solar orientation in the interior portion.Taking into account the previous premises, which question concepts of porosity and interaction with the environment and opt for a more impermeable territory that permits a quick urban growth, the proposal wonders about the intermediary spaces, the transitions, the threshold… like a bridge or a link to establish continuity and no stagnation, trying to open significantly and conceptually the limits between different realities.Save this picture!© José HeviaConsequently, the project proposes a pattern with various intervention scales, with a social housing program which develops its relationship proprieties, by building an architecture thought as a support and close to users’ reality.All four-story buildings contain ten apartments on each floor, so that three of them turn towards the backside and the other seven are aligned with the street. As a result, the block is divided into two parts and it designs the corners and the relationships between interior and external sides of the housing estate.A faint slope separates the ground floors from the terrain, permitting the entrance of natural light and air in the parking area. In this sloping and honeysuckle covered floor a poplar grove is planted, so that, during the summer, it can provide a shelter from the sun of west while allowing the habitual Mistral wind blows in the region to cool the atmosphere.Save this picture!© José HeviaAt the same time, entries and community spaces are perceived as relationship spaces, intermediate zones between the dwellings and the external space. Therefore, we can conceive the walkway as a transition element, where a corrugated steel mesh responds to the program needs (railings, trellis, balconies, drop by drop irrigation…) with more or less density, allowing vegetable colonisations coupled with poplars in order to refresh some spaces which will be more appreciated for their orientation in the warm seasons.  The budget is optimized by presenting only one type of dwelling, which is articulated around a central space where wet areas and installations are concentred. These dwellings are subsequently divided into two different parts: 1) entry, kitchen, dining room, living room and 2) two bedrooms and bathroom including the washing area.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt is an apartment which takes advantage of two opposite orientations and it outlines a transversal sequence of spaces: walkway, house and terrace that provide versatility and adaptation tied to the use and climatic circumstances. The transition between these spaces contemplates their own condition regarding space, light and temperature. Consequently, we consider the dwelling to be porous and passing, as an element which coordinates the relationship between private and public external spaces. It consists of smaller holes in the walkway which canalize air, light and which control views; a wider opening towards the terrace, consisting of three parts: a step, a bench and a parapet which permit a support of two possible positions of the table. The terrace, which extends the space of the house, provides shadows and transparencies suggesting some passive systems of climatic control.Finally, the proposal is built with simple, economic and low-maintenance materials and a careful disposition and execution. Materials are shown the way they are and respond to any specific functions, being able to evolve synchronically as time goes by, according to architectural conditions and accepting that life power, the unexpected that becomes habitual, prevails more than any expected planning.Save this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture NewsSix “Miracle” Materials That Will Change Their IndustriesArticlesProject locationAddress:Salou, Tarragona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeToni GironèsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSalouHousingSpainPublished on May 22, 2014Cite: “80 Viviendas De Protección Oficial En Salou / Toni Gironès” 22 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ArchDaily CopyApartments•Salou, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507784/80-viviendas-de-proteccion-oficial-en-salou-toni-girones Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507784/80-viviendas-de-proteccion-oficial-en-salou-toni-girones Clipboard Year:  80 Viviendas De Protección Oficial En Salou / Toni Gironès 2009 80 Viviendas De Protección Oficial En Salou / Toni GironèsSave this projectSave80 Viviendas De Protección Oficial En Salou / Toni Gironès 2009last_img read more

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A grave concern for UK charities

first_img Karen Webster, Product Director at Mortascreen, argues that sending direct mail to deceased supporters is still a serious concern.…Valerie is slowly getting over the death of her husband, Jeremy, last year. Some days are worse than others but she still finds it particularly hard when the postman calls and there is post on the mat addressed to him. “It might seem silly to some people, but I find it upsetting so I’ve written to companies asking them to take my husband off their lists. Often this works, but then something else turns up,” says Valerie, 45…The above paragraph is an extract from a recent article I read in the Scottish Herald. Sadly Valerie isn’t alone. Recent figures show that a staggering 60 million items of direct mail are sent to people that have died in the UK each year.The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) estimates that the third sector makes up 11% of the direct mail market. If this percentage applies also to deceased direct mail, that’s a staggering 6,600,000 items being mailed unnecessarily by charities. Or put another way: over £3.5 million of wasted marketing budget, a figure not to be sniffed at, particularly in today’s pressurised economic climate.It is impossible to escape the alleged ‘credit crunch’ and as a result, exaggerated or not, marketing budgets are being reigned in. Accountability and return on investment are increasingly becoming the watch words of the year which play to the strengths of direct mail. The medium by its nature is more targeted, personalised and cost effective than it’s above the line cousins and mail volumes are expected to rise, a view shared by The Daily Telegraph’s Roland Gribben, backed by PwC and KPMG (The Daily Telegraph 30th May 2008).It is therefore essential for budget allotted to direct mail campaigns to work as hard as possible. In its simplest form this means ensuring that as many communications as possible reach the person to whom they are addressed.Sending mail to the deceased is not only a waste of precious budget, but it can be incredibly brand damaging, with numerous consumers saying they would not be associated with an organisation that doesn’t remove the details of deceased individuals from their databases.According to the Financial Times (22 December 2006) even though household wealth has doubled over the last decade, donations to charity have struggled to keep pace with inflation, not to mention the increase in disposable income. And it gets worse – research by Charities Aid Foundation shows that typically 6% of donors contribute almost half of all money raised, meaning many charities are becoming increasingly dependent on a smaller group of donors that are growing older every year.Given that mailing the deceased continues to be the number one complaint received by the Information Commissioner, charities have to ask themselves can they afford to alienate existing supporters by inadvertently targeting their deceased friends or family?Mortascreen is the UK’s leading deceased suppression file that helps marketers identify deceased individuals within their customer and prospect databases.www.mortascreen.com  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Law / policy A grave concern for UK charities 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 | 5 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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TCU student tests positive for COVID-19 twice

first_imgTwitter Previous articleFootball game brings challenges to first weekend classNext articleTCU News Now 9/23/2020 Astrid Souto TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Linkedin TCU News Now 3/17/2021 Astrid Souto TCU News Now 4/21/2021 ReddIt Twitter ReddIt printOne TCU student on campus has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Mary Price Montagnet is a sophomore business major who initially tested positive in late March after spring break. The second time she tested positive was in late August, shortly after school started. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests immunity following COVID-19 infection lasts approximately three months. “People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to three months as long as they do not develop symptoms again,” according to the CDC. Montagnet said she was shocked when she saw her second positive test result.Mary Price Montagnet (right) has already battled he coronavirus twice this year. (Photo courtesy of Mary Price Montagnet) “I was really overwhelmed and frustrated because everyone was coming down with it,” Montagnet said. “So I started crying the second time just because of the overwhelming emotions and everything.”Montagnet and two other infected students quarantined for two weeks at Liberty Lofts, a student housing center near campus. Montagnet said her symptoms improved the second time around, and she believed her immune response to the virus had strengthened.Through her experience, Montagnet said she thinks others can become reinfected with COVID-19. She worries that another wave of infections are inevitable this fall. “You never know when your antibodies are gonna fade away,” Montagnet said. “You never know who you’re around that has it so I would just tell everyone that they’re not invincible if they’ve already had it.”Montagnet is currently healthy and working to avoid a third infection. Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ NewsCOVID-19TCU student tests positive for COVID-19 twiceBy Astrid Souto – September 23, 2020 2631 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ Facebook TCU News Now 2/24/2021 + posts Facebook Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Bill to reinforce protection for journalists’ sources discussed with justice ministry

first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Reporters Without Borders met with justice ministry officials yesterday to discuss a draft government bill to reinforce protection for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. While welcoming the improvements contained in the bill, which is to be published in mid-March after the Council of State has given its view, the press freedom organisation voiced its reservations about the restrictions to be placed on this protection. Reporters Without Borders met with justice ministry officials yesterday to discuss a draft government bill to reinforce protection for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. While welcoming the improvements contained in the bill, which is to be published in mid-March after the Council of State has given its view, the press freedom organisation voiced its reservations about the restrictions to be placed on this protection.Under the draft law, the judicial authorities would be able to violate the confidentiality of journalists sources “on an exceptional basis” and “in the framework set by the law” and only when the “nature and gravity of the offence justify it.” Reporters Without Borders thinks these provisions are too vague and would allow investigators and judges to restrict the law’s application.Reporters Without Borders said the restrictions on the protection of sources needed to be more specific. The organisation would like them to be better defined and more protective for journalists, as they are in a Belgian law, which says “journalists may only be forced to identify (their) sources of information (…) if they are likely to prevent offences being committed that pose a serious threat to a person’s physical safety” or that are acts of terrorism. The Belgian law also says that the information must of “crucial importance for preventing these offences from being committed.”The French draft law would also reinforce provisions concerning searches of journalists’ homes. A judge would have to present and the journalists would be able to object to the seizure of files, including computer files. If an objection was made, the files would be placed under seal and the decision on whether or not the seizure could go ahead would be taken by an independent, specialist judge at a hearing at which both the journalist and investigating judge were present.The draft bill, which is to be incorporated into article 2 of an 1881 law on press freedom, would guarantee the confidentiality of sources for all journalists as broadly defined in the labour law. This definition includes online media employees. Reporters Without Borders pointed out to the justice ministry that it does not however include bloggers or local press contributors.Reporters Without Borders also proposed that the new law should be accompanied by specific training in its application for police and gendarmerie investigators. News Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on France to go further RSF_en February 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bill to reinforce protection for journalists’ sources discussed with justice ministry Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News FranceEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Conaway bill ready to roll

first_img U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, talks about some of the issues facing Congress during an interview in March 2015 at the Odessa American. Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Local NewsGovernment Conaway bill ready to roll The biggest piece of legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway during his career as a lawmaker will hit the floor of the House of Representatives this week — a farm bill that includes stricter work requirements for the food-stamp program used by more than 42 million Americans.Typically a farm bill passes about every five years with a coalition of Democrat and Republican support, and as chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Conaway plays a critical role in shaping the legislation. Absent this time is the bipartisan support. Conaway’s proposal passed the ag committee on party lines.But Conaway says he believes he has the 218 votes necessary to pass the bill, expected to cost $867 billion over 10 years. The farm bill funds a wide range of food and farming issues such crop insurance, land conservation and rural development — elements that Conaway said were crafted with bipartisan support before House Democrats left the bargaining table over disagreement on proposed changes to the food stamp program.“I’ve got to accommodate folks on the moderate side of our caucus as well as the uber-right,” Conaway said, in order to get the necessary votes. “I’ve got to have part of both of them. The bill is just good policy, and that policy had attracted folks on the right — work requirements and those kinds of things — and then some of the guys on the left were uncomfortable with enforcing the rules. That was where we were trying to hit the sweet spot. When I put all that together, I assumed I had Democrats.”Conaway’s plan sets new work requirements for all participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP), known as food stamps. It also requires job training for unemployed recipients who can’t find jobs and increases funding for states mandated to administer those programs for all eligible adults. Texas already has workforce requirements, but some states including California provide waivers to food stamp recipients.The food stamp proposal would also strengthen enforcement of rules that require adults from the ages 18 to 59 (with several exemptions) to work at least a part-time job or accept one if it’s offered to them.There would still be exceptions made for people with disabilities, pregnant women, and parents with children younger than 6. The workforce requirements, he said, would create a “ladder of opportunity that gets them to the point where they are taking care of themselves.”“This economy is growing, and what better time to enforce work requirements than when there are a lot of new jobs coming around and are out there,” Conaway said.Last week, Conaway and other lawmakers met with President Donald Trump about the farm bill. First, Conaway said “He thanked me for the job I did on the Russia thing” — The congressman helmed the House Intelligence Committee that concluded in March, over the objection of Democrats, that Russia interfered in the 2016 election but said there was no evidence of collusion by associates of Trump.The meeting left Conaway confident the president would support the House version of the bill, which would likely see some softening of the work requirement in the Senate, where it will need bipartisan support.“He’s strong on work requirements, and I asked him to use his prodigious social media stuff to promote it,” Conaway said.The Senate has not released a version of a farm bill. Once both chambers pass a farm bill, they would be expected to hammer out a compromise.Certain changes being debated could kill the deal, such as weakened crop insurance or doing away with commodity price supports for sugar producers, Conaway said. Conaway said eliminating trade protection for American sugar producers would create an “existential threat” to those farmers and force him to vote against his own bill.“That’s part of why I want to get the best bill out there we can, the best policy we can possibly get, because I know that in conference it will get changed,” Conaway said. “I am not naïve or arrogant enough to believe that what I got out of committee three weeks ago is going to be what gets to the president’s desk. There are all kinds of changes that are going to have to be made, all kinds of compromises.”West Texas Food Bank Executive Director Libby Campbell, who said the farm bill is critically important for the food bank and the 19 counties it serves, testified before the ag committee and has traveled to Washington D.C. to weigh in on the bill.“He did the best possible job that he could in the environment that he’s in,” Campbell said.Elements concerned her. She said the exemption from workforce requirements for parents of children younger than 6 would still result in young children left at home. (Conaway’s initial proposal established the age at 12). Campbell also worried about the affect of the workforce requirements in rural areas where people might lack access to workforce training or jobs.But Campbell also pointed to several positive reforms in the bill such as increased transportation funding and access to farm produce that will benefit food banks, and relaxed rules that do not punish food stamp recipients for having a savings account or a car.“Chairman Conaway has spent years researching the policies and procedures that affect not only our hunger community but our ag community, and I think what he has been focused on is not numerical cuts but changes in policy,” Campbell said. “How do we make the policy behind these programs more effective so they work better for the people who depend on them. 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Facial recognition helps find lost pets

first_img Facebook By admin – June 16, 2018 Head technician at West Texas Emergency Veterinary Clinic Stephanie Neie, left, uses a Home Again Universal Microchip Reader to find the code for a microchip in an Australian Shepherd named Kramer as receptionist Leslie Walther keeps him still Thursday afternoon at the clinic. A West Texas animal shelter has begun using a new online service that uses facial recognition technology to help owners better identify their lost pets.Grand Companions Humane Society in Fort Davis has partnered with Finding Rover, a free service that can search local shelters and surrounding areas to help users find their missing pets. Finding Rover uses the photo of the pet uploaded on their website to search local shelters, providing users with a list of lost pets matching the pet in the photograph.“The facial recognition works like it does for humans, so any picture that a subscriber or user uploads to Finding Rover would be used to match the pet if it’s found,” Grand Companions Development Coordinator Chelsea Smith said.The shelter in Odessa, Humane Society of Odessa, has not yet become familiar with Finding Rover, Humane Society of Odessa Office Manager Christina Taylor said, but they photograph all of the animals that are taken into the shelter. So anyone in Odessa who uses the website to find their pet would be shown if their pet was at the shelter.Humane Society of Odessa and many other shelters and vets in Odessa do have technology to help find lost animals though. Owners can have their pets injected with a microchip, not to track the animal, but to provide contact information for the owner of the pet. That way, anytime a shelter finds a lost pet, they can scan the pet’s chip and get in contact with the owner.“That’s always good for all pet owners to do,” Dr. Ann Wills at West Texas Emergency Vet Clinic said, “because collars can come off, so it’s a more permanent identification of that dog.”Wills said pet owners can also have GPS trackers put onto their pet’s collar, but should the collar come off, it wouldn’t be of much help.Smith said Grand Companions Humane Society also offers microchipping for pets, and that Finding Rover is just an added protection.Anyone interested in using Finding Rover for better protecting their pet if they become lost can visit findingrover.com and register with their pet on the website. Facebook Local News Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facial recognition helps find lost pets Previous articleNUGGETS: Walk in HimNext articleJUNETEENTH: Games heat up on Day 2 of Danny R. Wright tournament adminlast_img read more

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