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TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) Q12019 Presentation

first_imgMTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileABC Banking Corporation Limited is a financial institution that specialises in the provision of banking services for individuals as well as corporate institutions. The company’s offered services include, covers deposits, lending and cards, leasing as well as trade finance and treasury products, catering for both the local and international markets. ABC Banking Corporation Limited operates in three man pillars which are; domestic banking, international banking and treasury operations. ABC Banking Corporation Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Scotland A to face the Saxons

first_imgattends the Heineken Cup Launch at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2011 in London, England. Scotland A will face their English counterparts in the Borders on the eve of next February’s Calcutta Cup clash.It will be the first time Scotland have faced the team, now branded England Saxons, on home soil since a 6-6 draw in Stirling in 2002 and admission to the match will be FREE, as it is with all Scotland age-grade and representative fixtures announced today.After the success of the A internationals against the United States Eagles and the Irish Wolfhounds last season, Scotland A will once again be hosted at Gala’s Netherdale ground. The game will take place on Friday 3 February with a 7.30pm kick-off.Scotland A will have a new coaching team for the fixture. Edinburgh Rugby’s head coach Michael Bradley will take charge succeeding Nick Scrivener who returned to his native Australia at the end of last season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img New Scotland A coach Michael BradleyBradley will be helped in the role by two assistants, both well known to Borders rugby and Scotland fans. Craig Chalmers is currently head coach at Melrose and is Scotland’s most capped stand-off. He’ll be joined by Stevie Scott, who during his playing days was a favourite at Netherdale and, nearby, at the Greenyards. Scott is a former Scotland hooker and is now forwards coach at Sale Sharks.Director of Performance Rugby Graham Lowe said: “Michael brings a huge amount of experience to the role and in Stevie and Craig we have two up and coming Scottish coaches who are building experience at higher levels with every game. It’s a great mix to have. We feel they can get the best out of those who are on the fringes of the national side. We are striving to drive up performance at all levels of the game and for those selected for the A squad it’s a real chance to shine and make a name for themselves on the international stage.”Craig Chalmers said, “I’m delighted to receive the chance to work with Michael Bradley and Stevie Scott. It is a step up the ladder and a chance for me to show what I can do at this level.”Stevie Scott said, “I hope I can bring some of what I’ve learned at Sale in the English Premiership to the set-up. I don’t often get the chance to get back to Scotland so the fact the game is in the Borders is just an extra incentive to do well.”Head Coach Michael Bradley added, “It’s a one off game so that means there’s some pressure to put together a side that can not only compete but win against England Saxons. There are a lot of guys who will be in contention for the squad and many of those will be pushing for a place in the full international set-up. As a coaching team it’s up to us to get the most out of them.”Meanwhile, there is continuity with the coaching at the Scotland U20 and Scotland U20 A groups. Leading the former will be erstwhile Scotland and British Lions prop Peter Wright, assisted by Simon Cross (Edinburgh Accies) and Bryan Easson (Edinburgh Rugby skills and elite development coach). Phil Smith (Boroughmuir) will again be head coach for the U20 A side, assisted by Iain Monaghan (Glasgow Warriors’ elite development coach) and John Dalziel (Melrose).The Scotland Club International side will again have Ally Donaldson (Currie) as head coach. An assistant is to be appointed.At Scotland U18 level Eddie Pollock is the new head coach, succeeding Grant McKelvey, who has stood down. The assistant coaches are Alex Duncan (Aberdeen Grammar) and Gordon Henderson (Preston Lodge).Scotland U17 will be led by Peter Laverie (Ayr) who will be assisted by Colin Robertson (Strathmore) and, in a developmental role, Dave Butcher, the Scottish Exiles’ Performance Development coach.Scotland U16, a new age-group this year, competing at the Wellington Festival in England, will have Davie Wilson (Kelvinside Academy and Dalziel RFC) as head coach with Ben Fisher (Edinburgh and Midlothian Regional Academy Coach) and Jamie Dempsey (Glasgow Hawks) as assistant coaches with Borders and East Lothian Regional Academy Coach Chris Dewsnap attached to the management as part of his development.The full list of home fixtures for Scotland representative and age-grade teams (admission FREE to all) is as follows:Scotland A v England Saxons, Friday 3 February, Netherdale, Galashiels, kick-off 7.30pmScotland U20 v England U20, Friday 3 February, Firhill, Glasgow, kick-off 7.30pmScotland Club International v France, Friday 24 February, Millbrae, Ayr, kick-off 7.30pmScotland U20 v France U20, Friday 24 February, Netherdale, kick-off 7.30pmScotland U18 v Wales U18, Sunday 11 March, Braidholm, Glasgow, kick-off 2pmScotland U18 v England U18, Sunday 18 March, Mansfield Park, Hawick, kick-off 2pmScotland U17 v England U17, Sunday 25 March, Greenyards, Melrose, kick-off 2pmLowe added: “We had intended to maintain the link between the Scotland U20 team and Inverness, given the tremendous support we have enjoyed there during the past two seasons.“Unfortunately, however, there could be clashes with Scottish Cup ties for Inverness Caledonian Thistle and regrettably we are unable to take a match to Inverness this season. We are unable to site a Scotland match in the north this season. We will be working to find a solution to this in time for season 2012-2013.”last_img read more

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RIP: Former Diocese of Eastern Oregon Bishop Rustin R. Kimsey

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR April 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm We pray for the repose of the soul of our dear brother and friend in Christ. Bishop Rusty was blessing to Alaska. We are forever grateful for his ministry of presence, guidance, love and care during our time without a diocesan Bishop. Rusty’s willingness to be with us, laugh with us, worship and pray with us, even ride snow-go (snow mobile) in the middle of winter on the side of a mountain to attend a burial in one of our villages has earned him a very special place in the hearts of many Alaskans. Our love and prayers go to Gretchen and family. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm Rusty was like a member of the family. Although both of my parents and numerous aunts are gone he blessed us with his love and guidance for years. RIP and know heaven awaits your presence. April 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm We knew Rusty as our Bishop in Eastern Oregon for many years. He ministered to our broken hearts through divorces and our re-marriage. He ministered to our five (blended family) children on the grounds of Cove Ascension School camps. He ministered to those adults who braved the waters of the Cursillo experience at Cove. He allowed us to relax, read, laugh, and share Family Camp with he and his family. He confirmed us both and we still feel the strong hand and seal of Bishop Rustin Kimsey on our cheeks and our hearts. Rest well and dance like the winds of Eastern Oregon. Your grateful friends, Terry and Diana April 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm What a great guy — we were on Executive Council together. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN House of Bishops, John C Matthew says: April 13, 2015 at 6:03 pm Rusty was “one of the good ones”, a priest rooted in and deeply committed to his native land, a fine bishop (and worthy successor to Bill Spofford), and a dependable, wise colleague in the Church’s wider ministries. With all this, he was a good man, good in all those basic, old-fashioned ways–kind, compassionate, humble but knowing his gifts and a faithful steward of them. I am so grateful to have known him and had chances to work with him. Thank God for Rusty! Christopher Epting says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm Rusty was a loyal, lifelong friend and a true Eastern Oregon Episcopalian. I will always miss him, yet I will always look for him to appear horseback, riding out of the endless sea of sagebrush in our Great Basin, tending and leading his faithful. Rector Pittsburgh, PA April 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm I went to Cove (church camp) with Rusty as a young girl living in Bend, Or. It was a sign of God’s good grace that we were able in our adult lives to reconnect at Province and other meetings around our shared commitment to Mutual Ministry or Total Ministry — emphasizing baptismal ministry as the root and juice of the life of the church. Rusty always had a good plain story, often self deprecatory, which seemed to just fit the situation. I am grateful for Gretchen’s reflections during these “in between months” as she gave feminine voice to the shared wisdom of their love. Press Release Service John Romans says: Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Amy Marshall says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Apr 13, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing April 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm A true bishop and a treasured friend. 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 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 Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Comments (14) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Terry and Diana Bristow says: April 15, 2015 at 11:25 pm I know Gretchen and Rusty Kimsey for about 20 long years starting from the time when i had Gretchen as my prekindergarten teacher. Rusty was a kind and intelligent man…he had a wonderful smile that was filled with warmth!! From time to time he would drive Gretchen and myself down to the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store Store…we would talk and laugh. When I heard about his passing…I was really sad, then all of a sudden my body felt all tingly, and my heart felt empty. But now that I know he is in heaven with god i feel a little better. Gretchen loved her husband Rusty very much and i could tell by the way she used to talk about him! She is a very dedicated woman who loves to volunteer for this community and loves everyone in it! I am so thankful to have her as a dear close friend!!! I will miss Rusty very much!! I am also thankful for having known him for these many long years!!From,India Zenker April 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm As I look out my window on this raining Friday, I’m preoccupied with the impact Rusty has had on my family. While I did not personally know Rusty, he was a lifelong friend of my father, John Cusick, and has indirectly had a profound impact on my life. Whether the conversation was regarding social justice or spiritual development, Rusty was routinely referenced by my parents in a way that was eye opening and grounding. Thank you Rusty for your passion, vision, tolerance, and commitment to those in need. Your friendship with my parents has had a permanent impact on the fabric of our family. Our hearts and prayers are with Gretchen and your family. You will certainly be missed. Love John Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC April 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm I was privileged to serve with Rustin as his assistant for mission and ministry development from 1985-1997. His wisdom and integrity have been important examples for me ever since. He saw the beauty and value of the small and ordinary — in congregational life and in everyday life around town, in the surrounding orchards and in the tiny communities and ranches that make up Eastern Oregon. I learned from my time with him that God is everywhere and in every person and thing; we need only look. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Tags Featured Events People Helen P Netos says: 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 14, 2015 at 7:11 am A giant in mission, ecumenical relationships, and social justice. Rest in peace, dear friend! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal Diocese of Easter Oregon] A sixth generation Oregonian, the Rt. Rev. Rustin R. “Rusty” Kimsey was born on June 20, 1935 in Bend, Oregon, to Lauren Chamness Kimsey and Lois Elena (Moorhead) Kimsey. He died at home on April 10 at the age of 79.The Rt. Rev. Rustin R. Kimsey, the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, spoke at the Aug. 4, 2014 memorial service for the Rev. Tish Croom. Photo: Angela Gorham/Diocese of Eastern OregonEducated in Bend and Hermiston public schools and the University of Oregon (B.S. 1957), Kimsey’s Christian formation was secured from boyhood at Ascension School and Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Kimsey attended the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, receiving a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1960.Ordained a deacon and priest that same year, Kimsey served churches in Redmond, Baker City and The Dalles. In 1969 he was appointed to the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, the governing body of the Episcopal Church between triennial meetings of General Convention. He was re-elected to the council twice and served a total of thirteen years.During that time he was appointed to serve as the Episcopal Church’s priest representative on the Anglican Consultative Council, an international council representing 85 million Anglicans worldwide. In 1977 he served as the Episcopal Church’s chair of the first Partners in Mission Consultation, in which Anglican and ecumenical partners from around the world listened, critiqued and helped shape the ministry and mission of the Episcopal Church.Active in community and regional concerns, Kimsey helped establish mental health programs for all ages, volunteered at the Regional Training Center for those with disabilities, served on the advisory board of Haven and was appointed by then-Gov. Victor Atiyeh to the Columbia River Gorge Commission.In 1980 Kimsey was elected as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, and on Aug. 4 he was consecrated at The Dalles High School Kurtz Gymnasium, followed by a gala procession to historic St. Paul’s Chapel on Union Street. “Old St. Paul’s” was soon to be the spiritual home and administrative center for the diocese. For 20 years, 59,000 square miles of the sacred turf east of the Cascades was “home” for Kimsey’s ministry to others in the name of Christ. He established and strengthened communities of faith to be more open and inclusive, waged battle with inappropriate leadership and abusive authority, enhanced ecumenical and interfaith relationships, encouraged congregations to become involved in their towns and villages as partners in responding to human need and social justice issues, reflecting the hospitality of Christ.Kimsey served on several boards and commissions for the House of Bishops. The highlight was his chairmanship of the Episcopal Church’s Commission on Ecumenical Relations from 1994-2000.  During those years the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church forged an agreement, Called to Common Mission, which brought these two faith communities into full communion.Kimsey retired as bishop of Eastern Oregon in 2000. In 2005 he accepted an appointment as assisting bishop of Navajoland, retiring from that sacred duty in July 2006. Kimsey was appointed assisting bishop of the Diocese of Alaska in 2009 until Alaska chose its current bishop in 2010.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gretchen (Rinehart) Kimsey; their children, Sean Kimsey of The Dalles and Bangkok, Thailand (Khing); Megan Jarman of Seattle, Wshington (Mark); Larry Parlin of Lyons, Oregon (Leisa); grandchildren, William and Lauren Jarman; an older brother, Lloyd Kimsey of Carlsbad, California; an aunt, Margaret Troedson of Pendleton, Oregon and several cousins, nieces and nephews.A public service of Compline and Vigil will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on April 24 with the Rev. Patrick Bell officiating. A service of thanksgiving for Kimsey’s life and ministry will be held on April 25 at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles with diocese of Eastern Oregon Bishop Provisional Bavi “Nedi” Rivera officiating. Following a luncheon, the burial will take place at the Dufur Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, Box 278, Cove, OR 97824, St. Paul’s Memorial Fund, 1805 Minnesota St., The Dalles, OR 97058, Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058, or Mid-Columbia Health  Foundation,  1700 E. 19th St., The Dalles, OR 97058.Editor’s note: A letter to the Diocese of Eastern Oregon from Gretchen Kimsey following the death of her husband is here. The Kimsey family kept the diocese updated about Kimsey’s health, including this last one posted March 16. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Alda Morgan says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 13, 2015 at 7:40 pm As Executive Presbyter of Eastern Oregon Presbytery during the time Rusty and Bill Spofford served the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, I was greatly supported by their ecumenicity both personally and in developing joint parishes. Rusty and Bill were my models of who Episcopal bishops should be and they both influenced my own leadership style. donna mccoy says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Obituary, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Robin Moore says: RIP: Former Diocese of Eastern Oregon Bishop Rustin R. Kimsey Director of Music Morristown, NJ Carter Kerns says: Ann Fontaine says: Suzanne Krull says: April 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm I’ve had the privilege of knowing Rusty and his wonderful wife Gretchen my entire life. Not only were we neighbor for 20+ years,, he was friends with my grandparents Margaret and Allen Roberts, he married my parents, performed my babtism, and would have my sister house sit for them when they would travel. Even after I moved away from The Dalles whenever I went home to visit and would see Rusty, I would always stop for a chat. As someone who is admittedly not religious, Rusty never pushed the issue, he only ever showed love and kindness and i know without a doubt he will continue to watch over me from heaven. The world has lost an amazing voice, kind heart and dedicated soul. Rector Albany, NY Norman Elliott says: Bradley Johnson says: Submit a Job Listing 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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UK charity welcomes grants to support its work protecting wildlife

first_img Howard Lake | 25 September 2008 | News A UK charity has received awards from two grant-making bodies to support its work protecting threatened animals and their habitats in south east Asia. International Animal Rescue (IAR) in East Sussex runs rehabilitation centres in India and Indonesia for wildlife that has been rescued from captivity. Animals that can no longer survive in the wild are given a permanent home in IAR’s sanctuaries, while those that learn to fend for themselves are released back into protected areas of natural habitat.Earlier this year IAR was awarded a grant of £50,000 by The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation, a UK-based grant-making trust, to support the charity’s work rescuing and rehabilitating dancing bears in India. It is the second year running that the Foundation has supported a specific aspect of the project – the expansion of IAR’s bear sanctuary in Agra which is home to several hundred bears that have been rescued from the streets of India.This year’s grant was awarded following IAR’s submission of a comprehensive application proposal for further funding and a visit to the sanctuary in April by Simon Mickleburgh, The Foundation’s Grants Manager.Carrie Colliss, Development Director at International Animal Rescue, says: “We’re delighted to have received this second grant from The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation. During his visit Simon was able to see what a difference the Foundation’s money is making to the project. Bear handlers are literally queuing up to surrender their bears to us, but we can only take them in as fast as the sanctuary can be extended to house them. Thanks to the Foundation we can continue with our expansion plans and bring a swifter end to the suffering of all the dancing bears in India.”The Agra sanctuary is the largest sanctuary for endangered sloth bears in the world. It was created in 2002 on land provided by the Indian government within the Sur Sarovar bird sanctuary, IAR’s purchase of additional land in 2006 means that it now has the capacity to house the 200 or so dancing bears that remain on the streets. Thanks to IAR and partner charity Wildlife SOS of India, nearly 500 bears have been rescued and given a permanent home either in Agra or in a second sanctuary in Bannerghatta in southern India.Carrie Colliss continues: “The reforestation of the new land in Agra has brought flocks of exotic birds into the area which has been an unexpected bonus of the project: clearly the natural jungle environment we have created for the bears is also the perfect habitat for a wealth of rare species of birds and insects. This gives the project an added conservation value which we are proud to point out to when applying for grants.”In addition to rescuing the bears, IAR’s project provides retraining for the bears’ handlers who belong to a tribespeople known as the Kalandars. They are some of the poorest people in India, but thanks to assistance from IAR and Wildlife SOS they are able to find alternative employment and create a better life for their families once they have officially undertaken never to get another bear.The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation has also awarded £50,000 towards IAR’s primate rescue project in Indonesia. The team there focuses on macaque monkeys and slow lorises that have been caught from the wild to be sold as pets in the notorious animal markets in Jakarta. IAR’s vet clinic and rehabilitation centre opened at the beginning of the year and already the project is proving highly successful. Several troops of macaques have been returned to the wild after rehabilitation at the IAR centre and the team is now also exploring the viability of releasing slow lorises that have had their teeth clipped down by illegal traders to render them defenceless.The charity’s action to protect the wildlife of Indonesia has prompted the authorities to grant protected status to an area of rainforest in Sumatra where IAR has identified rare and vulnerable species of wildlife. Spanish vet Karmele Llano Sanchez who leads IAR’s team in Indonesia has put together a proposal for a proper survey of the forest in Lampung where the rehabilitated macaques are released. As well as the survey, the proposal includes reforestation, an education and awareness programme, as well as a sustainability programme for the local people. The proposal was extremely well received by the Spanish government which has agreed to sponsor the project with a grant of €140,000.Carrie concludes: “These generous grants are a very welcome boost to our funds at a time when money has been tight. We rely mainly on donations from the public to fund our projects and everyone has been feeling the pinch recently. I can’t deny that we have had to consider the prospect of cutting back on some areas of our work but it’s more likely now that we can avoid that. Thanks to the generous support of The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation and the Spanish government, we can plan ahead with a bit more confidence in the future. And we will certainly continue to approach other trusts and funding bodies to seek their support for our work.Ends.For further information contact Lis Key at International Animal Rescue on 01825 767688/ mobile 07957 824379.www.internationalanimalrescue.orgLis Key, Communications Manager | E:[email protected] | T: +44 (0)1825 767688International Animal RescueLime House, Regency Close, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1DS UK | Registered charity no [email protected] | www.internationalanimalrescue.orgDedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of suffering animals UK charity welcomes grants to support its work protecting wildlife 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. 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The Big Difference Between Fair and Good Credit

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-03-22 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 22, 2021 1,200 Views While it’s widely understood that better credit equals more opportunity—especially when seeking financing for a massive purchase, such as a home—recent studies have shown that even the most financially savvy consumers are a little confused about credit—what impacts a score, what causes it to change, and what’s the magic achievable number, (to name a few things)?While a 620 FICO, considered “fair,” is the minimum score to secure a 2021 conventional home loan that follows the standards set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the variance between good and fair credit can make a major difference when it comes to locking in a good rate.According to Forbes contributor Chelsea Brennan, securing a credit score that is just good enough to secure a mortgage loan, it can still mean tens of thousands of dollars more in interest costs over the life of a loan.”So, before submitting that paperwork, be sure to understand how your score affects the long-term cost of your home,” she suggests to readers.Low-credit-score borrowers aren’t alone in paying inflated rates.”The difference between a good and great score can still add up over the life of a loan,” Forbes reports. “Assuming nothing in a mortgage application changes except the credit score, someone with a score in the 680-699 range would have a mortgage rate approximately 0.399 percentage points higher than a person with a 760-850 score. That’s a difference that may sound minuscule but isn’t.”Indeed, in the span of 20-years, someone with a 680-699 score will still pay $20,000-plus more in interest on a $244,000 mortgage than a person with a high score, Forbes reported.The researchers at WalletHub have published extensive data on consumer credit, including a report examining the difference between good and fair credit.A fair credit score typically means any score in the range of 620-659. According to WalletHub data, some 13.5% of people have fair credit. The average person with fair credit is 47 years old and has an annual income of $54,000 per year.In addition to a score in the same range, people with fair credit tend to share other traits. For example, they usually have less than $5,000 in available credit.Here, WalletHub breaks down details a lender might weigh when considering a loan applicant: CategoryScore Range% of All ScoresAverage AgeAverage IncomeGeneral Qualifications Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bad300-61931.08%52$45,797Behind on paymentsHigh credit utilization60+ days late on payment in last 90 daysBankruptcy in last 3 years Share Save Previous: All Eyes on a Post-Pandemic Housing Market Next: How Rent Dollars Funnel Back Locally Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Good660-71917.33%45$58,7403+ years of credit history$5k+ in credit linesNot 60+ days late on payment in last 12 months  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Fair620-65913.47%47$53,9471+ credit cards/loansLess than $5k in credit lines60+ days late on payment no more than once in last 12 months Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / The Big Difference Between Fair and Good Credit Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Big Difference Between Fair and Good Credit Fair and average credit, by the way, are not interchangeable terminolgies. The average credit score is 669, according to WalletHub data, and that is considered good credit.While the difference between fair and good could be a point or two, WalletHub reiterates the idea that good equals perks that aren’t seen so frequently with fair.”Lenders naturally give more favorable terms to people who demonstrate more responsibility as borrowers,” notes WalletHub financial writer Adam McCann.A panel of financial pundits for a seperate report recently offered insight related to improving one’s credit.Ann Holmes (Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration at University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences) says consumers who are able to improve their “utilization rate” could experience quick positive effects.”There are only two ways to do this,” Holmes said. “Pay down your outstanding balances to as low as possible and/or call your credit card company and ask them if they would consider increases the amount of your available credit. That will impact your credit score quickly.”While the experts agree patience, vigilance, and time is necessary to turn bad credit good, inching up fair credit to good could go a bit more quickly, if consumers are willing to do a few additional things such as disputing credit report errors/fraud (“it’s important to regularly set aside some time to make sure everything on your report is valid. Removing mistakes and reporting fraud when you find them are easy ways to raise a lower score,” WalletHub reports), paying on time, every time, and reducing debt.”Once you establish a credit line, making on-time monthly payments and keeping the debt utilization ratio below 30% is the fastest way to build a positive credit report,” Financial Coach Shanell Foster told WalletHub.WalletHub reminds readers that not all lenders define fair credit the same way. Some may have higher standards, for example, starting the fair credit range as 640 and ending it at 699.All the data is available at WalletHub.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Excellent720-85038.12%41$64,2695+ years of credit history$10k+ in credit linesNever 60+ days late on paymentNever declared bankruptcy in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Second Covid Wave: Bombay HC Directs Installation Of CCTV Cameras In All Institutional Quarantined Centres In Nagpur

first_imgNews UpdatesSecond Covid Wave: Bombay HC Directs Installation Of CCTV Cameras In All Institutional Quarantined Centres In Nagpur Nupur Thapliyal12 April 2021 9:46 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court, bench at Nagpur last week directed the Collector of Nagpur, Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation and other heads to “prepare proposals for installing CCTV cameras in the corridors of all institutional quarantine centres” and where the corridors are not available, at suitable places, for having “electronic surveillance” in order to check the movements of…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 Bombay High Court, bench at Nagpur last week directed the Collector of Nagpur, Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation and other heads to “prepare proposals for installing CCTV cameras in the corridors of all institutional quarantine centres” and where the corridors are not available, at suitable places, for having “electronic surveillance” in order to check the movements of quarantined patients in and out of the rooms at the State’s expenses. The Court gave a time of 10 days from the passing of the said order for sending names to the State or Central Government and to place the copy of the proposal on record. The direction came by a division bench comprising of Justice Sunil B Shukre and Justice Avinash G Gharote while dealing with a suo moto PIL registered by the Court last year. A Court appointed Nagpur Covid-19 Committee had convened on 7th April 2021 wherein serious deliberations were done in view of the “emergency situation arising out of explosion of Covid- 19 pandemic at Nagpur”. In view of this, the Committee had given several valuable suggestions to the Court which were duly appreciated by the High Court.Decisions Taken by Nagpur Covid-19 Committee for Pandemic Situation – Procedure for Setting up Covid Hospital at NagpurThe Committee resolved that the applications received by Nagpur Municipal Corporation for starting covid hospitals shall be processed within 24 hours. Lauding the said decision, the Court opined thus: “…There are only 109 hospitals which have registered themselves with Nagpur Municipal Corporation as the hospitals having authority to treat Covid patients and more and more hospitals which are already functioning in Nagpur city are required to enter themselves in the register as authorised Covid centres. On this backdrop, we feel that the decision taken by the Committee would go a long way in increasing infrastructural facilities to be provided for effectively treating Covid patients.” – Procedure to Undergo for Covid Testing at NagpurThe Committee also decided that there shall be two types of testing which will be followed if any patient is advised covid test, one, the Antigen test and the second, RT-PCR test. In case the result of the antigen test is negative, the person will also be required to undergo the RT PCR test. The importance of this procedure was highlighted in the Court by the representatives of the Indian Medical Association by submitting that whenever the Antigen test comes positive, in all probability the patient would also be found positive in RT-PCR test, but this is not so in the case of a negative Antigen test report as the possibility of a patient whose Antigen test report is negative as testing positive in RT-PCR test is substantial. – Mechanism for Boosting Health Workers Morale In order to boost the morale of health workers, the Committee decided to explore mechanism by involving NGOs and social workers. In view of this, the Court requested the Committee to identify such NGOs and Social Workers or other stake holders and place a list so that “meaningful interaction” with them can be initiated and their assistance could be solicited by the Court to deal with the pandemic. – Ensuring Mobilization of People taking Covid Vaccination The Committee had made a request to the Court for ensuring that necessary direction be issued to the social organizations for ensuring mobilization of people taking the vaccine. The Court therefore requested the Committee to consider identifying the names of such organizations for necessary directions to be issued. – Creating Teams for Monitoring Admission of Patients at Private Hospitals Noting that it was a good initiative taken by the Committee by forming two teams consisting of Specialists fro Government Medical College to monitor admission of patients at Private Hospitals, the Court observed thus: “Such step is essential in the present day scenario where the inflow of patients is very high while the outflow of patient from various hospitals is at a very low rate. In such a situation, management of availability of beds would have to be efficacious in the sense that only those patients who really require hospitalisation would be taken in and those patients who could be managed with quarantine at home or at the institutions or at a day care centre would be excluded from such hospitals.” In view of this, the Court directed the Managements of all private hospitals to scrupulously follow the admission criteria issued by the State for considering admission of Covid patients to their hospitals. The Court also directed these Managements to cooperate with the teams constituted by Nagpur Covid 19 Committee whenever they pay visit in order to verify the admission process. Court’s Concern over Safety of Patients and Staff attending them The Court also went ahead to express its concern over the safety of the patients and the staff attending to them at the institutional quarantine centres. The concern came in view of the fact that that there were some breaches of the conduct by covid positive patients and negligence by police officials deployed at the quarantined institutions. “It has been further reported to us that because of such reckless and dangerous behaviour of some quarantined Covid patients at M.L.A. hostel, those entrusted with the duty to look after quarantined patients have started contracting Covid-19 and it has also been reported that one of the PWD engineers deputed there has contracted Covid-19 three times in less than an year. It is also reported that even the Executive Engineer in-charge of M.L.A. hostel has caught the infection twice. Such behaviour of quarantined Covid patients is highly deplorable and needs to be dealt with in a very stringent manner by the concerned Authority.” The Court observed. At the outset, the Court directed the Collector, Nagpur to take immediate steps for keeping quarantined Covid-19 patients in strict isolation of the degree prescribed under the applicable Rules/Regulations/SOP and if there are no such Rules or Regulations or SOP, to frame the same and bring them in force immediately. Furthermore, the Court directed the Nagpur Covid 19 Committee to device a method for regular inspection of all institutional quarantine centres in Nagpur by an appropriate team with a mandate to take action then and there. The Court also directed Commissioner of Police and Superintendent of Police, Nagpur to ensure that the police personnel deputed at all institutional quarantine centres, within and without city limits, diligently and sincerely perform their duty, especially by refraining themselves from using smart mobile phones for the purpose of entertainment and recreation while on duty and take stern action against the erring police personnel. Installation of CCTV Cameras in order to Monitor Movements of Covid Patients at NagpurIn view of the aforesaid observations the Court also directed the authorities to install CCTV cameras in the quarantined centres to have an electronic surveillance for checking movements of the patients. “..We direct that CCTV cameras be installed in the corridors of all institutional quarantine centres and where the corridors are not available, at suitable places, so as to have electronic surveillance for checking the movements of quarantined patients in and out of the rooms at the State’s expenses, proposals for which shall be prepared by the Collector, Nagpur; the Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation and other heads of the department under whose control the Centre is and send the same to the State Government/Central Government, as the case may be, for early sanction, within ten days of passing of the order. Copies of the proposals be placed on record.” The Court directed. Response Sought by the Court The High Court sought response from the Committee on the following aspects: – Creation of Day Care centres for treating Covid-19 patients requiring a few hours of treatment every day at such places like Sports Complexes, Mangal Karyalayas, Public Schools, Sports Club, hospitals of such institutions like Railways, Western Coal Fields, M.O.I.L. and so on and so forth, as soon as possible, preferably within two weeks – Requisitioning the services of doctors having such qualifications as B.A.M.S., D.H.M.S., Unani and Ayush doctors to be deployed at Day Care Centres. – Involving private hospitals in management of Day Care Centres and appealing to them to voluntarily spare some of their medical and nursing staff as for example 4 to 5 doctors and 4-5 nurses per private hospitals. – Spelling out the difficulties in terms of supply of material and human resources faced by Health Authorities and management of private hospitals in Nagpur and specific suggestions for addressing the difficulties. – For keeping the stock of necessary medicines and medical equipments/gadgets at Day Care Centres which would now be set up under the present directions of the Court so that all the medicines including Remdesivir and equipments/gadgets are available for their administration and use in fit cases at these centres. The case will now be heard by the Court on 20th April 2021. Title: Court on its own motion vs. Union of India and Ors. Bombay High Court, Nagpur. Click Here To Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Evacuations ordered as heavy rainfall threatens to breach dam on Maui

first_imgNomadsoul1/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some residents on the Hawaiian island of Maui were urged to evacuate Monday after heavy rainfall caused a dam to overflow and triggered life-threatening flooding that destroyed homes.The National Weather Service reported 13.2 inches of rain fell in the Haiku area of Maui’s North Shore on Monday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time, causing the Kaupakalua Dam to crest and putting it in “imminent” danger of failure. The agency issued a flash flood warning for all Hawaiian islands through late Tuesday night, with more heavy rain in the forecast.Maui County initially said the dam was reported to have been breached by flood waters Monday at 3:21 p.m. local time. However, after closer inspection, officials determined there was no structural damage. Nevertheless, the county is advising those who evacuated from their homes in the town of Haiku due to flooding “not to return until it is safe to do so.”Emergency evacuations were ordered for everyone downstream of the dam in Haiku, while residents near heavily flowing streams were advised to seek higher ground immediately. Evacuation shelters were opened at a community center in Paia and a public school in Hana, while a community center in Makawao was on stand-by to open if the other shelters reached capacity.The Maui Fire Department reported receiving more than a dozen calls for help from residents who were trapped in their homes by rising floodwaters on Monday.After surveying the flooding in Haiku on Monday, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said approximately six homes were heavily damaged or destroyed and there was also evidence of landslides.“Resources are being pushed into this area right now,” Victorino said during a live address on Facebook. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a real flooding situation we have not seen in a long time. In fact, some of the residents have told me that this is the worst they’ve seen in over 25 years.”Built in 1885, the Kaupakalua Dam is one of the oldest agricultural dams on Maui. It is 57 feet in height and 400 feet in length, has a maximum storage capacity of 210 acre feet and can hold 68 million gallons of water, according to the Hawaii governor’s office.The earthen dam belongs to the East Maui Irrigation Company, which was created to divert water from streams to irrigate sugar cane plantations.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Seasonal variation in the effects of hard substratum biofilming on settlement of marine invertebrate larvae

first_imgThe effect of season on “biofilming”;, as a cue for the settlement of marine invertebrate larvae, was investigated in a long‐term field study during the years 1992–1994. The series of settlement experiments was conducted in a tidal rapid on the west coast of Scotland, and involved manipulations of artificial panels. Biofilming of substrata, whilst excluding larval settlement, was achieved by the enclosure of panels within tight‐fitting (but removable) mesh screens so that the number of settlers on filmed and unfilmed substrata were counted in the initial absence of other incumbent post‐larvae. Depending on larval species, the effects of biofilming were found to be either facilitatory or inhibitory. Significant within‐ and between‐species seasonal differences in the settlement responses were detected, and a reversal of the effect of biofilming on larval settlement response, from inhibitory to facilitatory and vice versa, was noted with season in the case of some taxonomic groups and species (e.g. Tubulipora sp., Plagioecia sp., Electra pilosa (L.)). The present study emphasizes the need for extended field studies of larval responses to environmental cues, when the focus of interest is in drawing general inferences about naturally occurring behavioural patterns at settlement.last_img read more

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