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Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q12010 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Championship blog: Semi-finals first leg wrap

first_imgIf Leeds – who beat Bristol 25-30 at the Memorial in the B&I Cup semi-final – win on Sunday, they will have a trip to Donnybrook to face Leinster A in the Cup final on Friday 23rd May before the first leg of the GKIPA Championship final the following Wednesday.One would imagine that a return to Premiership rugby would be their priority. Memorial mash: Bristol’s Gaston Cortes somehow gets through Titans’ tackles to score With an aggregate century of points from the first leg of the GKIPA play-offs, a mere ten separate the four sides vying for admission to the Aviva Premiership. With Rotherham pouring it on to finish just one Juan Pablo Socino penalty behind Bristol, and Leeds taking a seven-point lead to the Kassam next Sunday, an all Yorkshire final is still a possibility. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img By Richard GraingerBristol butterflies leaves tie in balanceBristol 17, Rotherham 14Bristol have twice gone into the Championship play-offs only to fluff their lines and on Saturday’s evidence at the Memorial Stadium a third catastrophe could be on the cards.A last gasp Jamie Broadley try reduced an eight point lead to just three and leaves Bristol with an awkward return leg in Sheffield on Saturday.“Credit to Rotherham, they’re a well-coached side and the elements helped them on Saturday,” said head coach Sean Holley. “We were forced into a lot of errors. We had all the territory but we weren’t accurate enough.”Rotherham have had an outstanding season. But if their motivation on Saturday was no more than to put an end to jibes that they have yet to beat a side above them, it served them well.The visitors looked by far the better-drilled side, pre-programmed to nullify Bristol’s high-tempo game plan: the first quarter blitz with which they usually put the game beyond lesser opposition. Better still, three Socini penalties gave Rotherham a deserved 0-9 interval lead, making good use of a strong wind at their backs.While neither side, on this evidence resembled a premiership outfit, Bristol looked utterly hapless. Phases of continuity were rarer than an Andy Robinson smile, and body angles near the try line would have left an under-12 coach’s head shaking. If Bristol’s skill sets were poor under pressure, Nicky Robinson’s goal kicking was even worse, missing three out of four attempts at goal.Ed case: Ed Williamson was one of two Titans to be sin-binned on SaturdayBut the turning point came after the break when Titans’ lock Josh Thomas-Brown saw yellow for fisty-cuffs with Bristol centre Jack Tovey, who could consider himself lucky not to accompany Thomas-Brown to the bin. But the former Scottish Schools lock’s intolerance of Tovey’s shirt pulling cost the Titans dearly with Gaston Cortes and Luke Eves crossing for the hosts in his absence.When Ed Williamson became the second Titans’ player to trudge to the bin, Mitch Eadie barged over to make it 17-9 to Bristol.But Rotherham had the last word when Broadley collected a neat dab to touch down and silence the Memorial faithful.Bristol travel to Sheffield RUFC’s Abbeydale Park ground on Saturday, kick off 18.05, with a three-point lead and a kicker with one of the worst records in the division head-to-head with the division’s top points scorer. Unless Bristol can produce something special, it will be third time unlucky.Ooh er, Vickerman: Rob Vickerman scored for Leeds against London WelshLancaster looks on as Leeds seize initiativeLeeds 38, London Welsh 31Watched by former Leeds Academy and current England head coach Stuart Lancaster, Leeds dominated a high-octane encounter at Headingley on Sunday for all but the final quarter, but could never quite put the Exiles away.Twice they led by 13 points, only for head coach Justin Burnell’s men to scrabble their way back into contention. For this they had Gordon Ross, the 36 year-old former Scottish international, to thank. Ross’s game management, accuracy of pass and deft breaks belied his years.But Leeds may well regret squandering three gilt-edged second half chances that could have surely put the tie to bed. The Exiles’ scramble defence was up to the job, but a better final pass on each occasion would have given Carnegie a more significant lead.“I think we learnt a lot last season about what it takes to win these games over two legs,” commented Carnegie’s outstanding No 8 Ryan Burrows, “and we need to put that into practice this week.”Carnegie were angered when Mike Myerscough was carded for knocking down a final pass from Welsh on the Leeds line. The Exiles were awarded a penalty try and Ross converted to cut the gap to 16-10. Earlier, Stevie McColl had been dragged down and illegally prevented from getting the ball away, with no further action taken by referee Andrew Small.Sevens specialist and Lancaster protégé Rob Vickerman scored Carnegie’s first try after Glyn Hughes had struck two penalties in reply to one from Ross to give the hosts a 13-3 lead.Fred Burden scored Carnegie’s second and Hughes was metronomic with the boot, converting both tries and all seven attempts at goal.Dominant, but not too far ahead: Leeds Carnegie were always better than Welsh, but couldn’t score moreAlthough Welsh outscored Leeds by two tries to one, with a brace from replacement Alan Awcock to add to the penalty try, Alex Lozowski’s last minute penalty gave Carnegie a significant buffer to take to the Kassam Stadium on Sunday, kick off 12.45.last_img read more

La Iglesia en Navojalandia enfrenta los desafíos del ministerio

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jan 28, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 La Iglesia en Navojalandia enfrenta los desafíos del ministerio Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Cada tres domingos, la diácona Paula Henson hace un viaje de ida y vuelta de 321 kilómetros desde Fort Defiance, Arizona, a la casa iglesia de San José [St. Joseph’s] en Many Farms, donde poco a poco está levantando una congregación que en noviembre pasado recibió cuatro nuevos miembros bautizados.Un sacerdote angloamericano estableció la casa iglesia hace 50 años, pero, más recientemente, plantar firmemente una iglesia en Many Farms le ha impuesto un carácter de urgencia a Henson porque la matriarca de la familia local ha estado enferma.“Es hora de instalarse y de estar allí para [ayudar] a sus hijas y a los pequeños”, de manera que ellos puedan ocuparse de la iglesia, dijo ella. El plan, añadió, es despejar todo el hogán (o vivienda navaja tradicional) de la matriarca, y crear un espacio sagrado de culto.Es un gesto adecuado en una sociedad matriarcal, donde la conexión familiar significa todo, las personas se presentan con su nombre de clan, y los episcopales pueden remontar su filiación a la Iglesia, en algunos casos, hasta sus tatarabuelas.“El grueso de la iglesia es la familia y la familia extendida”, dijo David Bailey, obispo de Navajolandia, en una entrevista para ENS en Nuevo México en noviembre.En los años 40, 50 y 60, entre 4.500 y 5.000 navajos se habrían identificado como episcopales. En la actualidad el número de navajos episcopales se cuenta entre 900 y 1.200.En 1978, La Iglesia Episcopal tomó segmentos de las diócesis de Río Grande, Arizona y Utah dentro y alrededor de la reserva navaja de 70.000 kilómetros cuadrados, un área del tamaño de Virginia Occidental, para crear la Misión de la Zona de Navojalandia: un empeño dirigido hacia la unificación de la lengua, la cultura y las familias.Desafortunadamente, cuando la Iglesia Episcopal concibió la misión, no proporciono los recursos necesarios para levantarla, dijo Bailey en una carta dirigida  los líderes de la Iglesia en julio.“Los tiempos cambiantes y varias dificultades internas han contribuido a una incapacidad de la iglesia más grande a responder a las necesidades o hacer posible el éxito de la misión”, escribió él. “No se emprendieron esfuerzos sustantivos que fuesen reflejo de un compromiso a largo plazo de crear, emplear y edificar un sólido cimiento para el futuro de la Iglesia en Navajolandia”.Todo eso está cambiando. Desde que Bailey se convirtió en obispo en 2010, la zona de misión ha invertido $190.000 en costos de construcción y mantenimiento porque, al igual que muchas diócesis pequeñas que han diferido los costos de mantenimiento, ellos no tienen lugares para reunirse y adorar. Él también ha identificado e investido a clérigos y laicos navajos. Véase artículo relacionado. ‘Vivir de dinero prestado’A los 72 años, Bailey está “jubilado” y la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori lo nombró para que sirviera de obispo en Navajolandia. Su deber, dijo él, es más administrativo que pastoral.“Estoy levantando los cimientos”, subrayó. “Estoy consciente de mi edad, y cualquiera que me siga tendrá algo sobre lo cual construir”.El presupuesto de la Iglesia Episcopal 2013-15, aprobado por la Convención General en julio de 2010, designó $333.333 anuales para Navajolandia, dejando a la Iglesia casi con $300.000 menos de su presupuesto anual de $600.000.“Estamos viviendo de dinero prestado”, dijo Bailey. “Estamos haciendo lo indecible por recaudar dólares”.Para salvar la brecha presupuestaria, agrego, Navajolandia está aplicando nuevos programas, haciéndole frente al problema del mantenimiento de los edificios, ofreciéndoles capacitación al clero y al laicado y creando nuevas oportunidades de ingresos.La Iglesia posee  60 hectáreas de tierra —en las tres regiones de la Iglesia que se extienden por Nuevo México, Arizona y Utah— que pueden desarrollarse, dijo Bailey.En Fort Defiance, Arizona, donde la Iglesia ya administra propiedades de alquiler, el plan es construir un terreno de estacionamiento para tráileres. En Santa María de la Luna [St. Mary in the Moonlight], localizada cerca del Valle de los Monumentos en el Parque Tribal Navajo, Utah, un destino turístico muy popular, el objetivo es construir un centro de retiro. Además de un hostal en la Misión de San Cristóbal [St. Christopher], también en Utah, está en vías de desarrollo un proyecto de agricultura/acuacultura. Y en Framington, Nuevo México, donde la Iglesia tiene sus oficinas administrativas, querría construir un edificio de vivienda para madres solteras de bajos ingresos en 16 hectáreas de lo que una vez fue un barranco de arena y grava.“No vamos a generar $600.000, pero tal vez $200.000”, dijo Bailey.Crear asociacionesCrear asociaciones de apoyo a través de la Iglesia Episcopal es también esencial para el desarrollo de Navajolandia.  Bailey dijo que él creía que, si la gente tuviera más información acerca de la Iglesia en Navajolandia, querrían ser parte de ella.“No andamos buscando una limosna, buscamos que nos den la mano. Sé que es una declaración gastada, pero eso es lo que buscamos”, subrayó. “Era costumbre que la gente se aparecía y hacía las cosas a su manera. Seamos claros respecto a lo que necesitamos y para lo que queremos asociarnos contigo”.Un hito para Navajolandia es una renovada relación de compañerismo con la Diócesis de Río Grande y con Michael Voino, su obispo recién electo.“Esto es significativo porque hemos estado sin relaciones durante 25 años”, dijo Bailey. “Los dos anteriores obispos de Río Grande no querían tener nada que ver con las creencias indígenas”.No todos los asociados han sido de la Iglesia. Por ejemplo, la misión El Buen Pastor [Good Sheperd] en Fort Defiance se asoció con la escuela de veterinaria de la Universidad de Texas A&M para la esterilización y castración de perros y gatos. Y en Bluff, la misión de San Cristóbal se asoció con Ventura Utah, una coalición sin fines de lucro orientada hacia la juventud, para dirigir una clínica de equinoterapia en el verano. La misión también está en trámites de asociarse con la Universidad del Estado de Utah para establecer un centro de aprendizaje de extensión, que incluirá capacidad para videoconferencias.Aun con el centro en sus primeras etapas de desarrollo, la comunidad la ve como un punto de apoyo para muchos otros servicios a jóvenes y familias tocante a capacitación vocacional y académica, y acaso para estimular el proyecto agrícola de San Cristóbal, que consiste de dos hectáreas dedicadas a cultivos comunitarios, dijo el Rdo. Red Stevens, que presta servicios en San Cristóbal y es el promotor del ministerio y el misionero para la región de Utah.“Esperamos ver eso como un centro de continuos servicios a nuestra propia comunidad y un área más amplia de servicio al cliente, la cual se extiende desde San Cristóbal 40 km. al norte y al sur, y 16 km. al este y al oeste”, explicó Stevens. “Tenemos un área grande de casas e instalaciones familiares poco pobladas, y esto ofrecerá un lugar donde la gente pude encontrar recursos educativos y recreativos, así como aquellos que fortalezcan los lazos familiares”.La misión de San Cristóbal es la más antigua y permanente de las avanzadas cristianas tradicionales en Bluff, en el corazón del territorio mormón; la próxima misión cristiana está en Round rock, a unos 96 kilómetros de distancia. San Cristóbal sirve a unos 350 o 400 clientes, a los cuales les proporciona agua, alimento y ropa.San Cristóbal debe parte de su éxito a sus asociaciones con la Iglesia Episcopal, incluida las congregaciones de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Beverly Hills, California; La Anunciación [Annunciation] en Lewisville, Texas y San Juan [St. John’s] en Kingston, Nueva York, entre otras.“Existiríamos de todos modos, pero [esas asociaciones] nos brindan una riqueza que necesitamos, un apoyo moral y económico, y eso nos trasciende” dijo Stevens. “Cuando tienen una escuela bíblica de vacaciones, los niños acuden de todas partes”.Estar en comunidadLa Zona de Misión de Navajolandia tiene tres importantes congregaciones en Nuevo México y Utah y dos casas iglesias en Arizona, donde se encuentra la mayor parte de la reserva de los navajos. Al ofrecerles programas y servicios para lidiar con el trauma intergeneracional —los efectos duraderos del sufrimiento, la violencia y el abuso, referidos en particular a los sufrimientos del pueblo indígena, que puede conducir a la violencia y al consumo de drogas— la Iglesia espera destacarse y atraer a nuevos miembros.Los desafíos sociales de la zona “asumen sus propias características espirituales porque las personas están muy desconectadas; ello se convierte en el problema de todos”, dijo Stevens.Cornelia Eaton, postulante y auxiliar de Bailey en Farmington, se muestra de acuerdo. Si bien cada ministerio es único, todos enfrentan los mismos retos de pobreza, abuso de alcohol y de drogas y violencia doméstica, dijo ella.Entre 125.000 y 150.000 navajos viven en la reserva. Muchos trabajan en industrias de extracción, tales como el  petróleo, el uranio y el gas, pero se calcula que la mitad de la población se encuentra desempleada y que el 50 por ciento vive en extrema pobreza. La mayoría de los feligreses o no tienen vehículos o éstos son demasiado viejos para conducirlos.Al preguntárseles lo que necesitan, la primera respuesta del clero y de los ministros es “vehículos fiables” y la segunda es gasolina. “El principal problema es el aislamiento y los precios de la gasolina”, dijo Stevens. “Ir a la iglesia significa un viaje de 68 kilómetros ida y vuelta. Todo está lejísimo de cualquier cosa. Viajamos demasiado”.Fue debido a sus viajes que Lily Henderson, una pastora laica, pasó por San Juan el Bautista [St. John the Baptizer] en Montezuma Creek, Utah, y se sintió atraída por el lugar.“Solía subir y bajar por esa carretera y la iglesia permanecía cerrada, y yo oré por eso y terminé dejando mi empleo”, dijo Henderson, que trabajó durante años en desarrollo de la temprana infancia antes de hacerse cargo de San Juan el Bautista.Henderson enfrenta muchas dificultades. Ella acarrea agua desde la misión de San Cristóbal, a unos 19 kilómetros carretera arriba, porque el agua de la propiedad de San Juan está contaminada. Los pisos de la sacristía se están torciendo. Y el viejo salón parroquial debe ser demolido porque resulta inseguro para los niños.Al igual que otros, me dijo que sus mayores preocupaciones eran el transporte y el alto costo de la gasolina. Los niños a los que ella atiende tienen, en su mayoría, vidas domésticas difíciles, provienen de familias de alcohólicos, de bajos ingresos y se han criado con uno solo de sus padres. Ella, sin embargo, sí tiene una furgoneta que utiliza para conseguir suministros y para recoger a los niños para la escuela dominical, explicó.“En verdad disfrutan venir para tener algo que comer. Éste es un sitio seguro, cuentan con alguien que está con ellos, que les conversa, saben que los cuidamos”, dijo Henderson.LaCinda Hardy-Constant, postulante y organizadora comunitaria que atiende la misión del Buen Pastor en Fort Defiance, dirige desde hace un año una asociación entre la congregación y la comunidad.“Comenzamos por identificar las necesidades y recursos que existen en la comunidad”, le dijo a ENS. “Algunos de los problemas principales son las pandillas y la violencia juveniles”.Cinco pandillas se han convertido en una “amenaza constante” para la comunidad, y conversaciones con la comunidad revelaron que la población anciana vive con miedo, dijo Hardy-Constant, que también sirve en el Comité sobre Ministerio Indígena del Consejo Ejecutivo. “Una vez que se pone el sol, ellos [los ancianos] no salen”.En respuesta, el Buen Pastor instituyó un programa de guardias de vecindario que se esfuerza para ofrecerles oportunidades de trabajo voluntario a los jóvenes.Los mayores con frecuencia expresan su preocupación de que los niños no están recibiendo suficiente dirección, dijo Hardy-Constant. Sin eso, preguntan, ¿cómo tomarán su rumbo?“La Iglesia es para darles a los niños una dirección espiritual mientras crecen”, agregó. “Esa inspiración es lo que el niño conservará por siempre”.Esto es algo que saben Hardy-Constant y otros que han crecido en la Iglesia Episcopal de Navajolandia. Al igual que muchos otros niños, ella “nació y se crió” en el buen Pastor.“Hablamos del Buen Pastor y es como si fuera el corazón de Navajolandia”, añadió. “Cuando te crías en la Iglesia, aprecias diferentes niveles de firmeza y de debilidad. Hemos recorrido un largo trecho en Navajolandia. Somos lentos como una tortuga”.Fue el Rdo. Davis Givens, sacerdote angloamericano, quien hace unos 50 años comenzó, manejando su Modelo T, a recorrer la larga distancia que media desde Fort Defiance  hasta la casa iglesia de Many Farms, el que fundó el ministerio que Henson ha elegido reconstruir.“Significa muchísimo [para la familia] que Paula siga yendo allí”, dijo Hardy, que contó la historia de Givens conduciendo su Modelo T a través de Navajolandia.La diácona Catherine Plummer también recorre largas distancias en auto para servir a su parroquia. Ella vive en Bluff y presta servicios de media jornada en Santa María de la Luna [St. Mary of the Moonlight] en Oljato, a una hora hacia el sudoeste en auto. Este arreglo puede ser arduo para ella y las personas que ella atiende.Usualmente ella viaja los viernes para darle a sus miembros las lecciones dominicales, de manera que puedan acudir [a la iglesia] preparados; visita a los que no salen, ofreciéndoles oración matutina y consagrando pan y vino. Los sábados trata de reunirse con las personas que no pudo ver el viernes.Plummer es episcopal de cuarta generación. Su tatarabuela por el lado materno era episcopal, y ella es la viuda del obispo Steven Plummer. Está considerando ser ordenada sacerdote y mudarse a Oljato. Es importante, dijo, que las parroquias tengan líderes ordenados.“Ellos no sienten que tienen a nadie allí”, añadió.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Hurricane Matthew pays a visit

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name herecenter_img Editor’s Note: This is the 13th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting Monday, December 26th and running until Sunday, January 1st. On January, 2nd we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. City of Apopka, first responders and residents perform wellFirst Published: October 7th, 2016Hurricane Matthew is on the slow move north in the Atlantic Ocean on its way to Northern Florida and Georgia. His tour of Central Florida was brief, but significant. Over 65,000 residents in Orange County were without power. 20 traffic lights went out. 1,250 people evacuated to Orange County shelters. Disney World, the Orlando International Airport along with most every business in the county closed.And like most of Central Florida, Apopka is bruised, battered but not beaten.We bought all of the gas, bread, water and plywood in town. The local hotels were full. We dealt with 7-inches of rain, 60-mph wind gusts, downed trees and a 10pm Thursday to 2pm Friday curfew. But we survived.Captain Randall Fernandez of the Apopka Police Department gave the overall assessment of Apopka’s battle with Matthew.“Over all, there was very little damage in the city, and very few law enforcement issues. No officers were hurt during the event.  We still have a lot of power outages and closed businesses, but that is quickly being resolved.” Earlier in the day, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer issued this statement on Facebook that still applies several hours later:“The worst of Hurricane Matthew seems to have passed. HOWEVER: It will be a minimum of a day or two before life fully returns to normal. There are multiple power outages across Apopka, affecting an estimated 7,000 Apopka-area residents. We have multiple intersections where the traffic signals have no power. Windy conditions need to subside before the power company can get out and restore power. Several downed trees need to have live power lines neutralized before the trees can be removed. I know everyone is anxious to get back to their normal lives. Please give public safety and power company personnel the time and space they need to safely restore public services.”Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley also responded to the storm and to the time and effort his officers and staff put in during the storm.“The City of Apooka escaped this enormous storm relatively unscathed. The dedicated men and women of the Apopka Police Department spent the last 24-plus hours working hard to ensure our community was safe. I am proud of their dedication and hard work. Just as they do every day, they left their families to protect us under some very difficult conditions and they did a great job.”And according to McKinley, their extended staff and hours continues.“We went to 12 hour shifts for patrol and called squads in on their day off to ensure we had sufficient coverage. The communications Center had everyone on duty to ensure we could cover any significant increase in calls for service. We also dispatch for Maitland and Eatonville. We continue to have additional staff on duty until tomorrow morning when I believe things should begin to get back to normal.” As the saying goes, Apopka prepared for the worst, and hoped and prayed for the best. What we experienced was probably closer to the latter, but at a minimum it was a good test for future weather events. The city’s emergency operation center performed well. Police, Fire and Rescue were prepared to respond, and did. The residents as a whole took Hurricane Matthew seriously and prepared accordingly. This was a sort of like military maneuvers with live ammunition. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSCity of ApopkaHurricane Matthew Previous articleNew Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Want to BreakNext articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Blue Darters perfect Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  On every level Apopka passed this test, and that’s a good thing because its October 7th, and hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30th.last_img read more

Y2K? Y go 2 waste?

Y2K? Y go 2 waste? Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Second Harvest is running the Y Go 2 Waste campaign, which runs from 15th January to 15th February, and Americares is seeking donated goods too.Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of Millennium-related fundraising and the Y2K bug. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 January 2000 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

From Bush Sr. to Trump, Pentagon uses, abuses Somalia

first_imgIn a report released March 20, Amnesty International (amnesty.org) made the following three points about U.S. military intervention in Somalia, in the part of northeast Africa known as the Horn: Forensic investigation yields credible evidence that 14 civilians were killed in just five strikes. There have been more than 100 strikes by U.S. drones and piloted aircraft since early 2017. Strikes in Somalia tripled under Donald Trump, outpacing strikes in Yemen and Libya combined.“In the incidents presented in this report, civilians were killed and injured in attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law and could, in some cases, constitute war crimes,” the report said. The attacks take place under the U.S. Africa Command, or Africom, which stations more than 7,000 U.S. troops at bases throughout Africa.While U.S. strikes have escalated, U.S. intervention in the Horn of Africa is nothing new. It has taken place for decades under both Democratic and Republican administrations under different pretexts. The pretexts are a cover for U.S. imperialism’s geostrategic and economic interests in the region.Ogaden War of 1977-78In 1977, under President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. aimed to counter a revolutionary, pro-socialist government that had seized power in Ethiopia and begun to align with the Soviet Union and other members of what was then the socialist camp. Somalia, which borders Ethiopia, claimed land in the Ogaden region, which had some ethnic Somali population. Carter armed Somalia to provoke a war against Ethiopia, claiming this was to defend self-determination. After the failure of attempts by Cuba’s Fidel Castro to bring the leaders of Somalia and Ethiopia together to avert war, Somalia invaded. The USSR, Cuba and the German Democratic Republic aided Ethiopia, which defeated the Somali Army. The government of Somalia fled the country later in 1991, leaving no central state power in charge. In the same period, concurrent with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the revolutionary Ethiopian government was overthrown by a pro-U.S. grouping.‘Black Hawk Down’ — 1993Under the George H.W. Bush administration, the U.S. military intervened in Somalia in 1992, this time claiming it was a humanitarian mission — to feed starving Somalis. The occupation continued under Bill Clinton, still with the “humanitarian” pretext, until a helicopter was shot down in Mogadishu, the capital, and U.S. troops were killed. The U.S. left in 1994.Most people will know this only from a chauvinist movie, “Black Hawk Down,” whose only virtue is that it keeps the knowledge of this criminal U.S. intervention alive, if distorted. The truth was that U.S. air strikes killed 50 Somali elders who were holding a meeting. The murders made the population furious against the U.S. and led to the deaths of many U.S. troops. Ethiopian troops, led by a pro-Western government, invaded unstable Somalia in 2006. Ethiopian, Kenyan and other African troops have operated in the country with U.S. air support to back up a weak Somali regime in Mogadishu.The current pretext for U.S. intervention is allegedly to confront “terrorism.” The main organization fighting the Mogadishu government is called “Al Shabab” (The Youth), although the U.S. claims the Islamic State group (IS) forces also operate there. Thus, over the course of the last 42 years, Washington has used three different pretexts to try to justify the war crimes committed by U.S. military forces against the Somali people. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico

first_img SHARE USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25 to explore trade opportunities between the two countries.The mission participants include representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council who will attend meetings with government officials, legislators and the Mexican private industry.As USDA explained, mission members will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development of renewable fuels policies, with the goal of demonstrating how Mexico can implement its own renewable fuels program.State-owned oil company PEMEX has plans to begin selling E6 (5.8 percent) ethanol-blended gasoline in selected cities in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz. Implementation of a nationwide E6 fuel option in Mexico would create a potential market for 790 million gallons of ethanol.“Mexico, with the right policies in place, has the potential to achieve similar benefits producing ethanol from sugarcane,” Scuse said in a statement. “We view this as a partnership that can provide benefits for both Mexico and the United States.”“The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of ethanol and for several years now has been the low cost supplier as well, allowing us to dramatically increase our exports. With domestic use artificially capped by EPA at 14.8 billion gallons, we will continue to seek export opportunities,” said Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard, who is on the trade mission. “The world is short on octane and looking for low carbon alternative fuels to meet the climate change goals set in Paris last December. This is the right time to explore new trade opportunities. Mexico, in particular, should be looking for replacements to the highly toxic MTBE. Ethanol can help.”“This trade mission is an excellent example of the importance of ethanol to the success of nations looking to reduce their imports of harmful fossil fuels in favor of a cleaner burning and a more economical fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “It is also equally important to our goal of expanding the marketplace for U.S. ethanol, which is why we’re proud to be participating in this mission.”“With the current reform to energy regulations in Mexico, the U.S. Grains Council believes that now’s the time to introduce ethanol into the Mexican fuel market in hopes of it one day becoming the principle oxygenate used in the country,” said Ryan LeGrand, USGC director in Mexico. “We see significant potential for exports of U.S. ethanol to Mexico — and therefore, U.S. grain demand — if the right policies are in place.” Previous articleFritz Joins AgriNovusNext articleIndiana Farmers Move Fast on Planting Catch-up Gary Truitt SHARE Home Energy USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 23, 2016 last_img read more

Focus must not detract from delivering year to remember through Limerick…

first_imgWhatsApp Print NewsBreaking newsFocus must not detract from delivering year to remember through Limerick City of CultureBy admin – November 27, 2013 692 Linkedin Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement Limerick Chamber CEO has stated that the focus of Limerick National City of Culture cannot be deflected by unhelpful criticisms around the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maria Kelly said “There seems to have been some questions raised, for whatever reason, at a national level over recent days and now, indeed, locally across a number of areas.“While some of these questions have been answered satisfactorily, other matters raised seem to be done so with an effort to undermine the project or, at the very least, gain headlines. This is not warranted and not in Limerick’s interest and you have to question the motivation for this.Ms Kelly added that “There has been a magnificent start to The National City of Culture initiative and specifically to Limerick City of Culture 2014, we had a fabulous launch, gaining all the right national attention and here we are only a few weeks later with people seemingly trying to undo that.“If people want to criticise and make assessments, at least let them be fair and happen in due course. Give some time for the National City of Culture project to develop and then we can have a true assessment then. Limerick City of Culture 2014 must be about results and from what we can see so far from the programme and events that have been secured from New Year’s Eve, a really excellent job is being done.The Chamber CEO said she understood why questions were raised regarding the process for the appointment of the CEO, but Limerick Chamber is fully satisfied that the action taken was necessary in the tight timelines and exceptional circumstances that prevailed as explained by Conn Murray.“Ultimately, the issues raised must not be allowed to cloud focus right now, which must be on delivering what will no doubt be a year-long programme that will live long in the memory for Limerick, Ireland and beyond. Patricia Ryan is an excellent appointment and we have every confidence she will deliver a great year for Limerick and leave a legacy of benefit to future National Cities of Culture.” Twitter Previous articleGardai to arrest dangerous driver who terrified pedestrians and childrenNext articleTesco Facebook row rumbles on adminlast_img read more

Zane Burke Joins Bardavon Health Innovations’ Board of Directors

first_img Pinterest Zane Burke Joins Bardavon Health Innovations’ Board of Directors By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Bardavon Health Innovations announces Zane Burke, an internationally recognized healthcare executive, has joined its board of directors. Burke brings extensive experience scaling healthcare technology enterprises with highly innovative and disruptive business models. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ Zane Burke joins the board of Bardavon Health Innovations, a proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. (Photo: Business Wire) Mr. Burke most recently served as the CEO of Livongo Health, Inc. As CEO, he successfully led the company to the largest consumer digital health initial public offering in July 2019 and its eventual $18.5 billion merger in Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), to form the world’s largest virtual care company. This merger is recognized as one of the largest M&A transactions in 2020. “I am eager to join Bardavon’s board of directors, and to help in their mission to redefine the industry’s current digital health approach to Workers’ Compensation,” said Burke. “Matt Condon is a great leader; I have a lot of respect for what he’s built. Bardavon’s single-minded focus on functional outcomes for injured Workers’ Compensation patients is similar to Livongo’s whole-person strategy. This approach, based on clinical therapy data, provides the innovation this market has been lacking. Matt and his team are bringing a highly differentiated experience to Workers’ Compensation.” Prior to Livongo, Burke spent more than two decades at Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), most recently serving as its President. Burke was a key contributor to Cerner’s growth over his 22-year tenure, where he held several executive roles in sales, strategy, finance, and operations. At the time of his departure from Cerner, the Company was generating over $5 billion in annual revenue with more than 29,000 associates and 27,500 provider facilities in 35 countries. “Zane’s addition to our Board will be catalytic for Bardavon,” said Bardavon Founder and CEO, Matthew Condon. “He intuitively understands the challenges facing employers and providers in today’s digital health marketplace. Zane has a deep knowledge of healthcare and how to build and scale new models for innovation. He knows how healthcare platforms can transform an industry for all stakeholders. His leadership will support Bardavon in achieving its goals.” Bardavon’s national network of therapy providers use bNOTES ®, a proprietary Workers’ Compensation treatment guidance platform, to gather clinical treatment data. This data enables all stakeholders to achieve better health outcomes for America’s injured workers. “Our business, even during COVID-19, is expanding rapidly,” Condon continued. “Zane will provide us unparalleled leadership as we grow and scale our business. Our overall mission is to fix the Workers’ Compensation experience for our partners by linking everyone with digital tools. This creates a new model for Workers’ Compensation care that delivers better functional outcomes.” About Bardavon Health Innovations Bardavon is a privately held proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. We offer injury prevention, treatment, and work readiness solutions through our national network of therapy providers. Bardavon shares a holistic analysis of the claim so America’s Workers’ Compensation patients can achieve optimized functional outcomes and return to full-duty. We treat people right. Bardavon.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ CONTACT: Amy Curtis Media Relations Bardavon Health Innovations [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA KANSAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE OTHER HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Bardavon Health Innovations Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/encenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleNew Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Utility-Scale Solar in OhioNext articleUnited States Psoriatic Arthritis Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021: Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Market Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Northwest MEP slams HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme

first_imgNews Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has slammed the HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme.Mr Higgins says some of his constituents have had their cards unjustifiably withdrawn.The North West MEP describes the HSE s handling of the medical card scheme is an  absolute shambles:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/higg1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Previous article€115,000 worth of drugs seized in BundoranNext article18 Primary Care Centres and Health Centres in Donegal to become smoke free zones News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Northwest MEP slams HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – November 21, 2013 Twitterlast_img read more