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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

It’s a big day for Wekiva High basketball

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSWekiva High Basketball Previous articleWekiva Island hosts world-class artists at Paint OutNext articleApopka Chamber announces annual business awards Lauren Mackey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Boys in Regional Final against Oviedo, Girls in final four against Miami FergusonIt’s not easy to advance in the high school playoffs. In many cases, just making it to the postseason tournament is an accomplishment, and for a school to get a single team to the playoffs is worth celebration.But Wekiva High has two teams still playing in the FHSAA state tournament.Today at 4PM the Wekiva High Girls Basketball team plays in the state semifinal game at the Lakeland Civic Center. Later that evening the boys play at home in the 9A regional final. The girls are two wins away from a state championship, the boys three.The Wekiva girls used a 17-11 fourth-quarter run to beat visiting Port Orange Spruce Creek 60-51 in a Class 9A regional final last Friday night. The Mustangs made 10 of 16 free throws in the final eight minutes to clinch their third Final Four appearance the last four seasons.E’toni Holloway scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Wekiva. Alexis Choice added 12 points and Tyra Graham 10 for the Mustangs, who made eight three-point field goals.Wekiva (22-8) advances to next week’s FHSAA state tournament in Lakeland. It will play Miami Ferguson (21-7) in a state semifinal next Friday at The Lakeland Center. Ferguson beat Miami Senior High 52-34 in its region final.The Wekiva boys team improved its record to 24-5 in defeating the Boone High Braves 37-35 in the Class 9A, Region 1 semifinal game on Tuesday.The Mustangs trailed 21-15 after a lackluster first half of scoring. That situation became even more alarming when they fell behind 29-20 halfway through the third quarter. However as they have done many times in this storybook season, Wekiva stormed back to tie the game 35-35 by the end of regulation. and shutout Boone in overtime and win off a single field goal by senior center Paul Reed in the extra period.A single field goal by senior center Paul Reed early in the extra period didn’t seem like an extremely significant moment in the game, but it turned out to be the game-winner as Wekiva held Boone scoreless throughout overtime. Reed’s jumper turned out to be the only two points scored in the entire period. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Wekiva will return home against the Oviedo High Lions on Friday night at 7PM for a regional championship matchup. The winner punches its ticket to next week’s state tournament in Lakeland. High school basketball’s Final Four.Oviedo is 21-7 this season and defeated Flagler Palm Coast 59-52 last night to advance to the regional finals. The Lions and Mustangs have not played against each other this season. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Easter: A case for the resurrection of Jesus

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I have been reading about the faithful followers of Jesus around the world, who have subjected themselves to the agony and brutal pain of the re-creation of Jesus being nailed to the cross, his lashings, the crown of thorns placed upon his head to show the world their faith. Photos of the pain on their faces they endure, as the cross is lifted up into the air, and put into place, with crowds watching and some making photos on their smart phones. In Spain, and Manila, Phillipines. I think I would pass out at the sight of actual nails being driven into someone’s palms and feet, and being lashed with a whip that cuts into their flesh. I can only imagine the incredible pain Jesus mother felt as she saw her son being treated that way and condemned to die a slow painful death as she stood their not being able to stop it. To me, it makes me think none of us are worthy of Jesus’s love for us, as to how he suffered, but he does love us, even as imperfect as we are, because we are the children of God, no matter how old we are, and Jesus sincerely forgives us and grants us an eternal wonderful life, if only we believe in him. So little to ask……. Inspiration   Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 by Scott Sauls, Christ Presbyterian Church Jesus didn’t stutter when he said that he is the truth:“I am the way, and the truth, and the life,” he said, “no one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).”Why did Jesus claim to be the truth, versus one single truth among many other truths? Why did he say that he would not share his glory with any other God or any other religious leader? Why was he unwilling to accept the mere designation of Rabbi or of a good moral teacher or of an exemplary human being? Furthermore, why do his followers seem stuck on the idea that Jesus, in being the truth, is the singular path to God? CS Lewis, a secular atheist intellect turned Christian, answers this question as well as anyone in Mere Christianity:“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”But what is it, exactly, that has made Lewis so certain that Jesus is more than a great human teacher, but is instead the Son of God, the Word who has become flesh, the Incarnate Deity? I believe the answer to this question rests in a single word:Resurrection.Jesus, who was crucified, dead, and buried, rose again bodily from the dead.The man Saul of Tarsus was militantly opposed to the Christian religion and a leader in the first-century massacre against the followers of Jesus. Yet, Saul of Tarsus later became a follower of Jesus. The turning point occurred for Saul when he was on his way to Damascus to arrest more Christians. Jesus, having risen from the dead, met him on the road, temporarily blinded him, and asked him a question, “Saul, why do you persecute me?”The message to Saul was clear. In standing against Christians, he was standing against Christ, the risen Messiah. And in standing against Christ, the risen Messiah, he was standing against the truth.In an instant, Saul, once a big shot among the Jews, became small in his own eyes. Saul, a great teacher, and leader was at a loss for words.Instead of striking Saul down, Jesus forgave him.From that point forward, Saul of Tarsus was also Paul the Apostle, the inspired writer of approximately one-third of the New Testament. He later wrote these words:“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly and in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life (1 Timothy 1:12-16).”How did Paul know that his words were “trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance?” How did Paul know that his belief in Jesus was a belief in the truth versus a belief in one of several legitimate, competing “truths?”He knew his words were trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance because Christ had risen from the dead. Because Christ had risen from the dead—a claim that cannot be made by any other religious founder or leader. And if Christ has risen from the dead, everything else that Jesus said and did can be accepted as true.But what if the resurrection of Jesus is actually not true? What if it is a myth? What if in the end, it turns out to be a cleverly made up hoax?If it is a hoax, Christians are the most pitiful people in the world.Paul wrote to the Corinthian church:“If the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most of all to be pitied. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:17-20).”In fact…Christ has been raised.How can we be so sure? As Simon Greenleaf, distinguished professor of law at Harvard discovered, the evidence is overwhelming. Based on the evidence alone, it takes more faith not to believe that Jesus rose from the dead than it takes faith to believe it.As the Apostle Peter once wrote, “We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty (2 Peter 1:16).Eyewitnesses. Of his majesty.What was eyewitness evidence to Jesus’ resurrection so convincing to the likes of Simon Greenleaf? There are several excellent books that have been written on the subject, including Who Moved the Stone? by an English journalist attorney named Frank Morrison. Also, The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel, More Than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, and Tim Keller’s The Reason for God are excellent, more detailed treatments of the subject.It may be helpful to highlight a few of these so-called “evidences.”One such evidence is the Apostle Paul’s undisputed claim that there were over five hundred, real-time eyewitnesses to the resurrection of Christ in the first century, “most of whom (were) still alive” (1 Corinthians 15:3-11). Another evidence is the historical record of how each of the twelve disciples of Jesus died. Judas, the one false disciple, hanged himself over guilt related to his betrayal of Jesus. Ten of the others died as martyrs because of their unwillingness to recant their Christian faith to show ultimate allegiance to the Roman Caesar. The disciple John, exiled to the island of Patmos for the same unwillingness to recant, died of old age as a prisoner for Jesus. With this historic record in mind, Josh McDowell wrote the following in More Than a Carpenter:“If the Resurrection had not happened, obviously the disciples would have known it. I can find no way that these particular men could have been deceived. Therefore they not only would have died for a lie—here’s the catch—they would have known it was a lie. It would be hard to find a group of men anywhere in history who would die for a lie if they knew it was a lie.”Other evidence for Christianity includes the countless lives over the centuries that have been changed. In a candid interview about his Christian faith, Bono issued a challenge to his skeptical interviewer with these words:Either Christ was who He said He was the Messiah or a complete nutcase. I mean, we’re talking nutcase on the level of Charles Manson…This man was strapping himself to a bomb, and had “King of the Jews” on his head, and, as they were putting him up on the Cross, was going: OK, martyrdom, here we go. Bring on the pain! I can take it. I’m not joking here. The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me, that’s farfetched.Bono’s point is that the best case for Christianity is the lives that have been changed by Jesus.Liars becoming more honest, crooks returning what they have stolen, anxious and dying people finding peace, cowardly and fearful people finding courage, hurtful people asking forgiveness from those they have hurt, bodies wasting away as the souls who inhabit those bodies become more alive, business people doing the less profitable thing because it is the right thing, aimless people finding meaning in their lives, spouses staying committed to each other through the hard and dry seasons, addicts becoming sober, adulterers becoming chaste, pregnant mothers continuing their pregnancies knowing that they are carrying a child with Down Syndrome, rejected and unappreciated parents persisting in unconditional love toward their straying, entitled children. These are only a few examples of how Jesus Christ changes people.The same power that Christians believe spoke the galaxies into being, that parted the ocean, that caused a blind man to see, that enabled a paralytic to get up and walk, and that raised Jesus from the dead—accounts for the billions of people who, having been brought into relationship with Jesus, have become better versions of themselves. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).Perhaps you have been turned off to Christianity because of intellectual roadblocks. Perhaps, like Francis Schaeffer, you have been turned off by a “lack of reality” that you perceive in the lives and behavior of Christians around you.Amid your questions, doubts, and disappointments, are there any Christians in your life who have shown you glimpses of something different, something more beautiful and lovely, even something admirable? Have you ever seen in Christians something that gave you pause about your doubts, that led you to consider that perhaps there is something to this Jesus character? Something like forgiveness of a hurt, compassion shown to a sufferer, generosity toward someone in need, or perseverance in a hard marriage?If so, could this be Jesus reaching out to you, inviting you to consider, or perhaps reconsider, his claims?If there are no such Christians in your life and if there is no such longing, would you consider, as the Harvard student Jordan Monge did, investigating “the works of the masters” such as Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Pascal, and Lewis? Better yet, would you consider reading through each of the four “Jesus biographies” in the Bible—the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—each written from the perspective of a first-century believer whose life had been made new by the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus?If you are not ready to open yourself to the possibility that Jesus is the truth, would you consider embarking on the journey that Simon Greenleaf once did? Would you accept the challenge, as he did, of attempting to prove that it is false?Perhaps in your quest to prove Christianity to be false, you might discover, as Greenleaf and Francis Schaeffer did, that there is only one reason to be a Christian: because it’s true. 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Friday Funnies – Flanker gets away with sneaky slap at scrum

first_imgFriday Feb 1, 2013 Friday Funnies – Flanker gets away with sneaky slap at scrum You may remember that a few years back we posted a clip that featured Southland prop Chris King sneakily slapping his opposite number in an ITM Cup match against Waikato.On that occasion King was spotted by the ref and penalised, but in a club game recently, and at a slightly lower level, young flanker Michael Fletcher decided he’d try something similar.As you can see here, he got away with it, as both the referee and the slapped player did nothing about his cheeky, muddy swat, much to the amusement of the supporters on the sideline.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Winter fuel payment appeal launched to help people in fuel poverty

first_img Tagged with: Gift Aid Individual giving mobile AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Winter fuel payment appeal launched to help people in fuel poverty  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Financial assistance charity Elizabeth Finn Care is asking older people who who do not feel they need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to help those who can not afford to keep warm this winter. The appeal is part of the charity’s wider campaign ‘Acting on Fuel Poverty’ which was launched last month.The charity says that donations of unwanted Winter Fuel Payments will be used to fund its grants to help to alleviate these problems. These grants could be used to help people cover their fuel bills, afford hot meals, or pay to improve homes affected by cold and damp conditions. Winter Fuel PaymentThe Winter Fuel Payment is paid by the government every year to everyone in the UK aged 60 and over, regardless of their income, to help with their winter fuel bills. The payment, currently £200 for those aged 60 and over, and £300 for those aged 80 and over, is usually made between November and December each year. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Research for Elizabeth Finn Care has found that 37%) of people could not afford to heat their homes and 57% had been forced to skip meals, before they resorted to contacting the charity for help. Of those using its interactive fuel poverty map, 65% have calculated that they are experiencing fuel poverty.Bryan Clover, Director of Grants at Elizabeth Finn Care said: “We are extremely grateful to anyone who feels they do not need their Winter Fuel Payment to cope with their fuel bills and would be happy to donate it to us, as it will help us provide vital support to people struggling this winter.” Mobile donations via giveonthemobileElizabeth Finn Care is asking for a donation equivalent to some or all of any unwanted Winter Fuel Payments and also welcomes any general donations from those under 60 who do not qualify for this benefit.The charity is encouraging mobile donations to the appeal, working with giveonthemobile. Their app includes the facility for UK taxpayers to add Gift Aid to their donations.Elaine Skinner, CEO of giveonthemobile said: “As the world now looks to mobile technology and social media platforms to help society set and reach its goals, we are pleased to be able to provide a solution that enables charities such as Elizabeth Finn Care to leverage this leap”.The public can visit giveonthemobile to download the app, or donate directly online using PayPal or a credit card.www.elizabethfinn.org.uk Howard Lake | 9 November 2012 | Newslast_img read more

The French-U.S. merger

first_imgParis, France, April 29 — As if the calamity that befell them on Nov. 8, 2016, with the election of Donald Trump as president was not enough, the people of the U.S. had to also experience the state visit of the miniature Napoleon: Macron I. “And of his wife Brigitte,” as the tabloid press likes to chirp.These media do not say whether — between the goat-cheesecake and the creme fraiche ice cream of the dinner that First Lady Melania Trump dreamed up — the two presidents were able to discuss the failures of the French armed forces during the recent imperialist joint assault on Syria.An anecdote: On April 14, malfunctions prevented seven of the 16 French “punishing” missiles from being fired, as initially planned. Only one of the three frigates of the Navy managed to carry out its mission — the other two encountered computer bugs. At 2.8 million euros [$3.4 million] each for the ultra sophisticated missile (also deployed on French nuclear submarines), that makes for an expensive failure!One of the five air force fighters deployed for this operation only managed to launch one missile out of two — the other had to be dropped in the sea. That dumped another 850,000 euros in the water!It was not such a great commercial showcase for arms made in France!  We don’t know how much the U.S. bosses shown shaking hands with the dynamic leader of the French start-up, Emmanuel Macron, could have been impressed.Macron is not one to hold a grudge: in front of the photographers, he played the White House gardener and planted a tree in the backyard of the U.S. president who uprooted the Paris climate agreements on June 1, 2017. Was that to “make our planet great again”?The French corporate media like to claim that Macron is trying to influence Trump’s positions. It seems quite the opposite: while he was visiting the monuments of Washington, D.C., Macron had the French National Assembly adopt the “Asylum and Immigration” law. This law considerably restricted the fundamental rights of foreigners in France.He made a commitment to his U.S. counterpart to increase military spending and France’s participation in NATO. The French president — who compared himself to Jupiter after his election last year — is not just whispering compliments into Trump’s ear: he has become the little pet of the USA. Some of us here call Macron “Micron.”And meanwhile, in France … The same day the Macrons arrived across the Atlantic, the railroad strike at the SNCF railway company continued and coincided with that at Air France. The publication of a provocative report on the “reform” (read: the breakdown) of rail transport in mid-February, followed by the government’s announcement of its willingness to put it into practice, had immediately provoked an outcry from railway workers’ unions.What is being called into question — despite the false denials by the minister of transport — is the preservation of the SNCF’s truly public character and the status of its staff. To satisfy the EU government in Brussels, Macron wants to open up the railroad sector to competition. But where private competition will be dominant (obviously on the most profitable sections of the network), railway workers transferred to the private sector will see their status downgraded and their pay reduced according to the wishes of the new management.In addition, many closures of “unprofitable” lines, especially in rural areas, are expected. This will bring further hardships to the rural population, who depend on these lines for local transit. And it is a move to force people off the land, so agribusiness can consolidate further.The government’s extortion is perverse; its weapon is the assumption of SNCF’s debt by the government administration. Problem: This debt is not due to the so-called privileged status of railway workers (because working at night or on Christmas or New Year days to earn 1,500 euros a month as a switch operator or maintenance worker would now be a privilege!).The debt comes, on the one hand, from the priority given to high speed trains. On the other hand, it comes from the forced orders that the state imposed on the SNCF to save the Alstom shipwreck.Alstom rail transport company was one of the crown jewels of French industry. Macron himself, when he was minister of Economy and Industry in President Hollande’s administration, left Alstom to be butchered, under the patronage of the Rothschild bank — for which Macron was employed as an investment banker some months before. Part was sold (the energy branch) to General Electric! And will another part, the transport branch, soon be sold to the German firm Siemens?This is the organized dismantling of French formerly nationalized industry, added to the scrapping of public services and the removal of job protection for workers called “flexibilization of employment”! That’s why the railway workers are on strike. Until June, or longer if necessary. And why we support them.Herrera is a Marxist economist, a researcher at the Centre National Recherche Scientifique, who works at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris. WW staff translated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

FFA Delegates Excited for New Convention Experience

first_img By Andy Eubank – Oct 24, 2018 Previous articleYield Maps Will Help With Fertilizer Decisions for 2019Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 25, 2018 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News FFA Delegates Excited for New Convention Experience Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Excited-to-be-an-FFA-DelegateAt the National FFA Convention and Expo there is official business that takes place, and two state officers shared that being delegates is a new and exciting experience for them. Sami DeLey of Middletown is the Indiana state FFA president.“I’ve never seen convention from this side and having discussion with issues that are going on with National FFA and having a voice this year is something I’m really, really looking forward to,” she told HAT. “Then obviously I’m looking forward to catching up with friends from the state officer summit that we met and also making new friendships from people from different states.”Ohio State FFA Sentinel Mallary Caudill will use her delegate work as yet another FFA learning opportunity.“As a delegate we have the unique opportunity to actually vote and decide on issues that can affect the organization as a whole, and one of the really neat things is seeing the different perspectives from different states and how different things mean more to them and just their viewpoints on it, and then being able to make history essentially and deciding some of those things for national FFA.”Indiana’s DeLey has a list of suggestions for FFA students who don’t have a lot of experience at the national convention or may be attending for the first time.“I would recommend going to the Expo, checking out everything that has to offer,” she said. “There are a lot of colleges set up there, so taking every opportunity that you can. Listen during the sessions and don’t just be there but be present, and then check out the new Blue Room is something that I highly recommend to chapter members attending.”Past Indiana FFA state president Claire Baney has made the final cut for national office and will learn her fate Saturday afternoon, right around the time President Trump gets set to address the convention. DeLey and her officer team are pulling for the current Purdue student.“Claire and I are actually very good friends, so I am very excited for her and the entire team is very excited that she made it through. She’s always energetic, always smiling, very enthusiastic about the organization and about people in general. So, I believe she is a very good pick for the team, but we’ll see what happens and we’re definitely rooting for her.”We all find out during the ninth and final general session Saturday at 1:30 PM Eastern time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. FFA Delegates Excited for New Convention Experiencelast_img read more

Call for Shi Tao’s release on medical grounds

first_imgNews to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the declining health of journalist Shi Tao and the conditions in his prison, calling for his release on medical grounds. Shi was sentenced to 10 years in prison in April 2005 on information provided by Yahoo!, which hosted his e-mail account.Shi is being held in prison No. 1 in the central province of Hunan. It is on a small island near the city of Yuanjiang. His mother and brother are able to visit him once a month. He shares a cell with more than 10 other inmates and makes jewellery in a workshop of poor sanitary standards. His health has declined sharply in recent months. He has an ulcer, a heart ailment and skin problems caused by the dampness of his cell. And his family says his mental state has deteriorated.The Wei Jingsheng Foundation has published a description of the prison by former inmate Chen Shaowen. He says the detainees hardly ever see the light of day. They begin working before dawn in dark workshops full of dust. Working in these conditions ends up “destroying their bodies and souls, their spirit and confidence,” he says.According to Chen, the political prisoners are the target of constant violence. Convicted criminals are put in charge of the workshops, on the principle of “using criminals to deal with criminals”. Intimidation and corruption are rife within the prison, and guards often confiscate the money sent to inmates by their families.For more information on this case:http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14884————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the declining health of journalist Shi Tao and the conditions in his prison, calling for his release on medical grounds. Shi was sentenced to 10 years in prison in April 2005 on information provided by Yahoo!, which hosted his e-mail account. He has an ulcer, a heart ailment and skin problems caused by the dampness of his cell. And his family says his mental state has deteriorated. June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for Shi Tao’s release on medical grounds News News News Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Names New President

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 130 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced Barbara Damerel has been named President for the 2020-2021 term. An active member of PSHA since 2003, Ms. Damerel has held numerous Board and Committee positions over the years, including Benefit Chair for the 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design in Descanso Gardens.“Over the years I have observed how resilient PSHA is as an organization while undertaking a fundraiser of such an enormous size and scope as the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. I have been awed by the resourcefulness and dedication of the all-volunteer membership as we find solutions to nearly insurmountable problems. Now, with all the issues presented by the pandemic, we have once again faced adversity and pivoted to present the 2020 Showcase House as an innovative and comprehensive virtual tour. It took quick thinking, creativity, a committed team and a devoted membership to bring it to fruition. I am grateful to and proud of the many members who give so generously of their time and talents to ensure PSHA is able to continue to support music programs in the community. Although this year we have had to pause the production of our own music programs for safety reasons, we are elated that we are able to conduct the Gifts & Grants program this year and offer grants to the many organizations that do such outstanding work in the arts community.We will continue to find new ways to meet our goals in this unprecedented set of circumstances. We know the loyalty and support of our visitors, designers, resources, and of course our members, will see us through. “Ms. Damerel is not new to volunteering. She has volunteered in the Huntington Hospital gift shop for thirty-nine years and currently serves on the board for the Hill Haribson House in San Marino. She was very active in San Marino Schools, Girl Scouts, and San Marino Chapter of National Charity League.Ms Damerel is a resident of San Marino since 1977 with her husband, Jeffrey. She has a grown son, Barrett and his wife Brooke and granddaughter Clarke, who reside in La Canada. Her daughter, Darsie and husband Ryan live in Kenmore, Washington. When she is not volunteering, she has her own insurance business.Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts was created to bring the joy of music to children and adults through exposure, education and experience. Since 1948, has donated over $23 million and countless volunteer hours dedicated to reaching 6,000 elementary school students and musicians aged 16-24 annually. And Gifts & Grants program awards financial support to non-profit organization in the local performing arts community.More information can be found pasadenashowcase.org. Non-Profits News Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Names New President Barbara Damerel Takes Office for the 2020-21 Term STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 10:05 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Southern Ocean carbon-wind stress feedback

first_imgThe Southern Ocean is the largest sink of anthropogenic carbon in the present-day climate. Here, Southern Ocean pCO 2pCO2and its dependence on wind forcing are investigated using an equilibrium mixed layer carbon budget. This budget is used to derive an expression for Southern Ocean pCO 2pCO2sensitivity to wind stress. Southern Ocean pCO 2pCO2is found to vary as the square root of area-mean wind stress, arising from the dominance of vertical mixing over other processes such as lateral Ekman transport. The expression for phbox {CO}_{2} is validated using idealised coarse-resolution ocean numerical experiments. Additionally, we show that increased (decreased) stratification through surface warming reduces (increases) the sensitivity of the Southern Ocean pCO 2pCO2to wind stress. The scaling is then used to estimate the wind-stress induced changes of atmospheric pCO 2pCO2in CMIP5 models using only a handful of parameters. The scaling is further used to model the anthropogenic carbon sink, showing a long-term reversal of the Southern Ocean sink for large wind stress strength.last_img read more