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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) Q42019 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2019 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Rugby Championship: Round 4 is a big one

first_imgIn the other fourth round Rugby Championship match, both sets of winless warriors from Argentina and Australia will be hoping they can rub themselves with more green. The Pumas, of course, are still looking to get their first win in the competition and Ewen McKenzie must be pretty worried and a little flustered if he has dropped Will Genia. Be prepared for some panicky rugby.New Zealand: Israel Dagg, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Dan Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (c), Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock.Subs:Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Matt Todd, Tawera Kerr Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles PiutauSouth Africa: Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (c), Bryan Habana, Morné Steyn, Ruan Pienaar, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Flip van der Merwe, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.Subs: Adriaan Strauss, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juandré Kruger, Siya Kolisi, Jano Vermaak, Pat Lambie, Jan Serfontein.Australia: Israel Folau, James O’Connor, Adam-Ashley Cooper, Christian Lealiifano, Nick Cummins, Quade Cooper, Nic White, James Slipper, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, Ben Mowen (c).Subs: Saia Faingaa, Scott Sio, Sekope Kepu, Sitaleki Timani, Ben McCalman, Will Genia, Matt Toomua, Tevita Kuridrani LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All fun and games: You would never think that New Zealand face a battle for the World Number One spotBy Alan DymockNOT SINCE Rage Against the Machine blasted past X Factor’s Joe McElderry at Christmastime 2009 has the number one spot been so coveted.On Saturday at Eden Park, New Zealand will go toe to toe with South Africa, with the winner of the contest being named world number one in the IRB World Rankings.Springbok Karate Kid: Marcell CoetzeeThe All Blacks have occupied top spot since 2009 and have been rated the best in the world for 82% of the time that the Rankings have existed (they began in October 2003).Speaking of the task ahead, South Africa captain Jean De Villiers said: “The venue where we’re playing at is not a place where a lot of people come and win. We will have to play better than we’ve ever played. We will have to make basically no mistakes and we will have to make sure the ball bounces in our direction.”There is a shared sense of wariness, with outlets in New Zealand carrying quotes from former captain Buck Shelford, who said: “The Boks have improved and are playing a more expansive game, they are strong at the back and up front and like New Zealand are good at building pressure,” before adding the caveat: “but I think we use the ball a bit better than the South Africans, while they have gone back to what they know, which is their forward pack.”Of course something has to give. New Zealand have won six in a row, while South Africa could make it a nice round 10 if they triumph. Pumas: Juan Martin Hernandez, Horacio Agulla, Gonzalo Tiesi, Felipe Contepomi, Juan Imhoff, Nicolas Sanchez, Thomas Cubelli; Marcos Ayerza, Agustín Creevy, Juan Figallo, Manuel Carizza, Julio Farias Cabello, Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c), Pablo Matera, Juan Manuel LeguizamónSubs: Eusebio Guiñaz, Nahuel Lobo, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Mariano Galarza, Benjamín Macome, Martín Landajo, Santiago Fernández, Lucas González Amorosino <> on September 13, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. last_img read more

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RIP: Patricia High, teacher, beloved wife, mother, grandmother

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm She was a lovely lady who will be missed. Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest People Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Patricia High and her husband, Fort Worth Bishop Rayford High, were partners in ministry. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] Patricia High, teacher, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, 72, died on March 4, at her home in Fort Worth.Services in celebration of Pat’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. on March 7, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. The Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, will officiate and the Rev. Patrick Miller, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Houston, will preach. A service of interment will be at 3:00 p.m. on March 8, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco. The Rt. Rev. Claude Payne, retired bishop of the diocese of Texas, will officiate and the Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell, rector of St. Paul’s, will preach.There will be a reception immediately after the service at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth.Pat was born in Seminole, Oklahoma. Her parents were Max and Josephine Moseley. She married Rayford B. High, Jr. on Aug. 29, 1964. He is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, and the retired bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Until her illness prevented it in recent months, Pat was always by his side at episcopal visitations to congregations. She was a full partner in his ministry, both as priest and bishop.They met in Houston when both were in college. Pat attended the University of Texas. They have been married 50 years and have three children and six grandchildren. Pat taught at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston.In an interview at the time of his retirement as bishop suffragan, Bishop High said he is so grateful for the strengths Pat brought to their marriage and their ministry. “She’s been able to help me in areas that I’m not as strong in. She has a grasp of numbers and understanding that I really don’t so takes care of the finances. But where she really has helped is, as a parish priest I was always the last person to leave the church on Christmas Eve, she assembled the toys, even a swing set once. … She’s been a great help to bail me out in terms of being a father, too, because I still got credit for some of that.”Their first child, Allison, was born in San Antonio, where he was at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Shortly after that, they moved to Victoria, where he served as rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church. While in Victoria, they were expecting their second child, and were joyfully surprised by the arrival of twins, a daughter, Leslie, and a son, Rayford B. High, III.All three children, their spouses and children live in Fort Worth.Condolences can be emailed to [email protected] Cards can be sent to Bishop High at the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103.If people wish, memorials can be sent to St. Paul’s Day School, 517 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701; Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, Texas 77868; Tyler Day Nursery, 2901 W Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702; or Thistle Farms, 5122 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing 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 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Melanie Barbarito says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Mar 5, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA RIP: Patricia High, teacher, beloved wife, mother, grandmother Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal * Sermón del…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Posted Jul 8, 2018 Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal * Sermón del 6 de julio por la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 July 7, 2018En el nombre de Dios. Amén.En la primera lectura de hoy, el profeta Isaías imagina un mundo en el cual “ni transitarán por [‘el] los necios” En los próximos diez minutos yo puedo darles sobradas pruebas de que este mundo todavía no está con nosotros. Pero espero no hacerlo.La gente que estudia la Biblia atentamente, y entre las cuales se cuentan probablemente la mayoría de las personas que se hallan en este salón esta noche, corre el riesgo de adquirir un hábito comprensible, pero inútil, que consiste en que podemos esmerarnos mucho en nuestro propio beneficio. Mis hermanos y hermanas predicadores, ¿cuál de nosotros, al  enfrentarnos al Evangelio de esta noche, no se ha preocupado de lo que queremos decir acerca de la unidad cristiana frente a las profundas divisiones entre cristianos en Estados Unidos? Estudiantes de la Biblia: ¿cuál de nosotros no se ha sentido confundido por los múltiples significados de la palabra “mundo” que aparece ocho veces en menos de las 225 palabras del evangelio de hoy y aún más en el extenso discurso del cual proviene?Esa es una tarea importante, y que Dios oriente nuestros empeños, pero ustedes no pueden dedicar tanto tiempo profundizando en eso sin perder de vista las relucientes joyas que se encuentran en la superficie. De manera que en esta noche yo querría recordarles un hecho indiscutido y subvalorado: según este evangelio, Jesús ruega por nosotros. Jesús ruega por nosotros.Se encuentra ahí en la primera parte del versículo 20: “No ruego sólo por estos”, refiriéndose a los que están en el aposento alto con él, “Ruego también por los que han de creer en mí por el mensaje de ellos”.Esos son ustedes. Esa soy yo. Esos son todos en nuestras iglesias. Jesús está rogando por nosotros.Dentro de un minuto me ocuparé del tema de su oración, pero meditemos por un momento en que el Hijo de Dios está rogando por nosotros. Ustedes y yo vivimos en una cultura hambrienta de confirmación y que consume montones de calorías inútiles en un intento de satisfacer esta necesidad. Lunes de motivación Hashtag: Martes de transformación. Los carteles en los muros de las empresas y los textos en los tazones de café nos instan a tener mejores opiniones de nosotros mismos. Podemos ir a la Internet y aprender formas “de desterrar las reflexiones negativas” Y si bien yo no dudo que estos ejercicios puedan ser útiles, el hecho de que nos dicen constantemente que merecemos algo sugiere que no lo creemos del todo.De manera que la próxima vez que ustedes necesiten “silenciar su crítico interno”, recuerden que Jesús ruega por ustedes. Esa es una respuesta contundente.Ahora bien, puesto que estamos hablando del evangelio y no de un manual de autoayuda, debo hacer alguna referencia a lo que Jesús quiso decir cuando  rogaba “para que todos sean uno”. La unidad es importante. Abundaré en esto en un minuto.Pero lo que más me toca de este pasaje no es sólo lo que Jesús dice, sino la franca vulnerabilidad con que lo dice. Estas no son las palabras de alguien que se dirige a la dirección general y le hacer saber al jefe que es hora de activar la próxima fase del plan para la divina salvación. Ese es alguien que implora, que intercede por personas a las que ama y —seamos sinceros respecto a esto— por los cuales él teme. Porque uno no le pide a Dios que proteja a los que no están en peligro.¿Por qué Jesús teme por sus discípulos y, por extensión, por nosotros? El mundo nos malentenderá y nos perseguirá. Seremos vulnerables al maligno. Y, enfrentemos la realidad, Jesús conocía a estas personas, y nos conoce. Somos un desastre. Para parafrasear a Oscar Wilde, podemos resistir cualquier cosa menos la tentación. Y cuando la tentación nos enfrenta a unos con otros, se aprovecha, nos supera para prevalecer en las cosas grandes y pequeñas, quiebra la unidad por la que Jesús ruega.Ahora podríamos preguntarnos legítimamente por qué la unidad es tan importante. La Iglesia estuvo dividida en facciones durante décadas antes de que se escribiera el evangelio de Juan, tal como aprendemos en la Biblia misma. En la historia cristiana, dos cismas diferentes han competido por el título de “El Gran Cisma”, y si ustedes dedican tiempo a investigar temas ecuménicos en la Red, se enterarán de que cada lado cuenta con partidarios dispuestos a defender sus posiciones hasta bien entrada la noche. También nuestra amada Iglesia nació de (a) la Reforma inglesa y (b) del colonialismo, ninguno de los cuales se caracterizó por la unidad o la caridad.Los cristianos tienen importantes desacuerdos internos. Yo no encuentro que eso sea un escándalo. Pero los desacuerdos nos impiden trabajar juntos. Ahí es donde radica el escándalo.Para entender por qué, no necesitamos más que volver a nuestra primera lectura. Isaías nos muestra una visión de una Sión redimida en la cual el desierto florecerá y los lugares riesgosos se tornarán seguros. Creo que es importante advertir, en lo que respecta al Dios que se revela en el mundo, que no es sólo la humanidad la que es redimida en esta visión, sino la creación misma. Isaías dota a la creación de emociones. El yermo y el sequedal “se alegrarán”. El desierto “se regocijará”.  Y el pueblo de Dios  tendrá un cumplido objetivo.Así pues, ¿cómo vamos de aquí hasta allá: de nuestra realidad actual a esa visión magnífica? Nuestra lectura nos dice que el Señor corregirá las cosas, viniendo con “retribución divina”.  Esa es una expresión favorable. El capítulo anterior de Isaías tiene cadáveres corruptos y montañas inundadas de sangre y algo tocante a los riñones de los carneros en lo que no entraremos esta noche.Pero no necesitamos profundizar tanto en lo que ustedes podrían llamar la teoría del cambio de Isaías para entender que transformaciones de esa magnitud no advienen sin conflicto. Sabemos que debemos resistir a las potestades y los principados de nuestro tiempo, que un mundo de falsos valores no desaparecerá a menos que se le opongan personas que, para citar a Jesús, hayan sido “enviadas al mundo” y “santificadas en la verdad”.Y recuerden. Esas son ustedes. Esa soy yo. Eso es todo el mundo en nuestras iglesias.Y ¿cómo vamos a llevar a cabo esta obra que Dios nos ha encomendado? El autor de nuestra lectura de Efesios  nos “ruega” que la emprendamos “humildes y amables, pacientes, tolerantes unos con otros en amor, [esforzándonos] por mantener la unidad del Espíritu mediante el vínculo de la paz”.Yo no sé ustedes, pero cuando me ocupo de resistir a los principados y las potestades, el ser humilde y amable no es mi primer impulso. Sin embargo, a esto es a lo que somos llamados. Pero adviertan una cosa: la persona que da este consejo se refiere a sí misma como un preso. Alguien que hizo algo por lo cual lo arrestaron.No nos instan en este pasaje a ser sumisos, no nos piden o nos aconsejan que evitemos el conflicto, no nos recomiendan que nos abstengamos de expresar verdades peligrosas. Nos aconsejan sobre la manera de comportarnos cuando decimos esas verdades y —acaso lo más importante para los que nos reunimos aquí hoy—  nos advierten como comportarnos unos con otros, de manera que tengamos presente cuáles son nuestras verdades y cuál es la mejor manera de expresarlas.Nuestras lecturas nos da una visión. Nos dan una comisión. Y nos dan una labor —labor que no podemos hacer sin la ayuda de Dios y que no concluiremos en nuestras vidas. Pero también nos dan quizás el mayor estímulo que posiblemente podamos tener: Jesús está rogando por nosotros.Amén. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA President of the House of Deputies Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service 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 Tags Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem General Convention 2018, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Severe thunderstorms, flooding, rain and wind to hit Central Florida through…

first_img Weather AlertFrom the National Weather Service Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSRainThunderstormsweatherWind Previous articleHouse panel OKs proposed repeal of Florida No-Fault car insurance lawNext articleCommunity Health Centers is hiring Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY…* WHAT…South winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 to 40 mph expected.* WHERE…Martin, Coastal Volusia, Northern Brevard, Southern Lake, Southern Brevard, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Osceola, Inland Volusia, Seminole, Indian River, Northern Lake and Orange Counties.* WHEN…Until 1 AM EST Friday.* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a highprofile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT… Scattered to numerous lightning storms are forecast to quickly move eastward across east central Florida tonight, and then sweep offshore Martin and Saint Lucie Counties early Friday morning. While all of east central Florida is at some risk for strong to possibly severe storms, the best chance for damaging wind and or brief tornadoes exists from Lake County to the Interstate 4 corridor and east to the Space Coast late tonight and into early Friday morning. The primary threats will be damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, and isolated tornadoes. .HIGH WIND IMPACT… A Wind Advisory is in effect through late tonight. Strong southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with frequent higher gusts of 35 to 40 mph will produce hazardous conditions for boaters on the intracoastal waters and inland lakes. The gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects, and snap off small tree limbs. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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‘Persons Who Mistreat Animals Must Be Dealt With As Mercilessly’: Madras High Court Asks Govt To Prohibit Future Ownership Of Elephants By Individuals, Temples

first_imgNews Updates’Persons Who Mistreat Animals Must Be Dealt With As Mercilessly’: Madras High Court Asks Govt To Prohibit Future Ownership Of Elephants By Individuals, Temples Akshita Saxena23 Feb 2021 11:24 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has asked the State Government to come up with a policy prohibiting future ownership of elephants by any individual and/or temples. Expressing concern over the ‘mistreatment’ meted out to privately owned animals (elephants in this case), a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy observed that there must be…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 Madras High Court has asked the State Government to come up with a policy prohibiting future ownership of elephants by any individual and/or temples. Expressing concern over the ‘mistreatment’ meted out to privately owned animals (elephants in this case), a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy observed that there must be a uniform policy that “future ownership of elephants by individuals and temples be completely prohibited.” It sternly added, “Any kind of mistreatment of elephants and other animals must be dealt with promptly and as mercilessly as such persons deal with the animals.” So far as elephants that are already owned by private individuals/ temples are concerned, the Bench said, “There must be a uniform policy that all elephants, privately owned or temple owned come under the care of the Forest Department.” Further, “The Forest Department should come up with an appropriate plan to ensure the well-being of the elephants that are now privately owned and temple owned and may not be treated so well as was evident from a video which went viral on the social media a couple of days ago.” The Bench was presiding over a PIL filed by one Rangarajan Narasimhan, concerning temple elephants and other elephants owned by private individuals. It was to examine whether such elephants are used by their owners to be exploited for joy rides or the elephants are used as “beasts of burden” or to transport heavy material. During the hearing, the Bench observed that exploitation of animals for all purposes should be stopped. It said that animals can be used only for “limited government-controlled exercises” such as horse-riding or camel-riding on the beach. However, it cautioned that even these animals cannot be privately operated, since it may not be possible to monitor such use. Lastly, it directed the State Government to come with a comprehensive policy and guidelines on the above matter, within a period of eight weeks. It added, “Experts may be consulted, rehabilitation of the elephants which have been lured away from the forest may be taken up and future measures put in place so that the animals are not exploited by humans in the State any further.” The matter will now be taken up on April 27, 2021. Case Title: Rangarajan Narasimhan v. Chief Secretary & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Record 101 Covid related deaths reported

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook By News Highland – February 2, 2021 Google+ Record 101 Covid related deaths reported Google+ WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleMan arrested following crash outside LetterkennyNext articleDUP seeking to undermine NI Brexit protocol News Highland A record 101 deaths from covid 19 have been announced today.The number of cases of coronavirus recorded is 879, the lowest number of daily cases so far this year.383 of the cases are in Dublin, 79 in Cork, 53 in Galway, 40 in Limerick, 43 in Meath and the remaining 290 cases are spread across 20 other counties.1,388 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 207 are in ICU. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

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Crowd chants ‘Stop killing our kids’ as vigil for Oakland stabbing becomes protest

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — A vigil for a black woman stabbed to death by a white felon on parole turned into more of a protest Monday night, as many among the crowd chanted, “Stop killing our kids!”Friends, family and supporters of Nia Wilson, 18, gathered at the Bay Area Rapid Transit station where she was murdered and where her sister, Letifah, also was stabbed on Sunday, according to ABC Bay Area station KGO-TV.“I feel that the community has failed people of color, for one,” Jinina Knox, a friend of Wilson’s family, told KGO.Hundreds gathered at the station to express their outrage at Nia’s killing and the attack on Letifah.“She didn’t do nothing to nobody. I didn’t do nothing to nobody,” said Letifah, wearing a bandage on her neck where she had been stabbed.The sisters were leaving a family gathering, police said, when they allegedly were attacked by John Cowell, who has since been apprehended, KGO reported.Cowell, 27, was arrested about 21 hours after the stabbing with the help of an anonymous tip, police said.BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said at a news conference the incident “looks like it was an unprovoked, unwarranted, vicious attack.” He further described it as “prison-style.”Police don’t yet know Cowell’s motive for the attack, and the suspect hasn’t been connected to any white supremacist groups, Rojas said, but “we are going to explore all options and all possibilities.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ten years after Hudson River landing of Flight 1549, ‘Sully’ describes ‘Miracle’

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Whenever Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger sees the Hudson River and the skyline of Manhattan, he says his thoughts rewind to the bitterly cold day of Jan. 15, 2009, when he and copilot Jeff Skiles saved themselves and 153 passengers and crew members by pulling off one of the most miraculous emergency landings in the history of U.S. commercial aviation.In an exclusive interview with ABC News, airing air on the 10th anniversary of the Hudson River splash landing of US Airlines Flight 1549, Sullenberger, now retired and 67, said the success of the life-saving feat required the heroic actions of more than just him and Skiles.Watch Good Morning America Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 a.m. ET for Amy Robach’s exclusive interview with Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.“I think about not only what we did but what everybody else did,” Sullenberger told ABC News’ Amy Robach. “All the pieces had to come together. This group of strangers had to rise to the occasion and make sure that they saved every life.”Clear for takeoffAt 3:24 p.m., Flight 1549 was cleared for takeoff from Runway 4 at LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. Less than a minute after departure, Capt. Sullenberger radioed air-traffic controllers that he was at 700 feet and climbing to 5,000 feet, according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.Sullenberger, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with more than 20,000 flying hours under his belt, was instructed to climb to 15,000 feet, according to the National Transportation Safety Board report.Somewhere between 2,900 and 3,000 feet, the Airbus A320 struck a flock of Canadian geese.“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This is Cactus [1549]. Hit birds. We’ve lost thrust in both engines. We’re turning back towards LaGuardia,” Sullenberger radioed the airport.About 3:28 p.m., Sullenberger radioed that he was unable to get back to LaGuardia, and warned, “We may end up in the Hudson,” according to the NTSB report.Seventeen seconds later, Sullenberger made a chilling radio transmission: “We’re gonna be in the Hudson.”‘I never thought about my family’In the ABC News interview, Sullenberger, looking out over the Hudson River from the New Jersey side, said his efforts were completely focused on making the emergency water landing.“I never had any extraneous thoughts in those few seconds that we had,” Sullenberger said. “I didn’t allow myself to and I didn’t have any inclination to. I never thought about my family. I never thought about anything other than controlling the flight path and solving each problem in turn until, finally, we had solved them all.”The crippled aircraft, loaded with fuel, swooped down over the George Washington Bridge, missing the Hudson River span by about 1,000 feet.A surveillance camera captured the plane, its nose slightly up, landing on its belly in the icy river near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.After the landing, Sullenberger opened the cockpit door and ordered the plane to be evacuated. Terrified passengers described him as being calm under fire, but now he reveals he was anything but cool.“I think people with certain temperament gravitate toward certain jobs and flying is certainly one of those, and I think the training and the experience we develop tends to make us more that way. It develops in you an ability to summon up from somewhere within this ability to create a sense of calm, a professional calm,” Sullenberger said. “But we weren’t calm. We couldn’t be calm. The stress was too intense, but we had that focus … to be able to do the job in spite of how stressful it was.”As the airplane drifted south in the strong current of the Hudson, ferries, tugboats, private boaters and first responders raced to catch up to it.The flight crew evacuated passengers onto the plane’s wings. It was about 20 degrees outside.“Passengers and crew had to help out an elderly passenger who had been boarded in a wheelchair, they had to help a young family of four that included a 9-month-old child. Had that not occurred, we might have lost someone,” Sullenberger said.‘4 terrorizing hours’Sullenberger searched the plane twice to make sure everyone was evacuated before exiting the aircraft and joining everyone on the wings. But he said his terror was far from over.“I was deathly afraid after the landing was accomplished and we’d pulled that off that someone might slip into the water unnoticed and drown, or succumb to hypothermia,” Sullenberger said.All five crew members, including Sullenberger, and 45 of the rescued passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment. According to medical records, two passengers and a flight attendant suffered serious injuries and other passengers were treated for hypothermia, according to the NTSB report.Sullenberger said it took hours before he could finally relax.“I was on pins and needles for four terrorizing hours until finally that evening — still in the hospital being evaluated — I got the word it was official, everyone was safe,” Sullenberger told ABC News. “Only then could I feel the weight of the universe being lifted off my heart.”‘Miracle on the Hudson’As word of the commercial jet’s successful river landing spread across the nation, New York officials held a news conference and heaped praise on Sullenberger, Skiles and the rest of the flight crew.“It would appear that the pilot did a masterful job of landing the plane in the river and then making sure that everybody got out,” then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at the time. “I had a long conversation with the pilot. He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off and tried to verify that there was nobody else on board and assures us there were not.”Then-New York Gov. David Paterson added: “We have a heroic pilot who saved himself and 154 other passengers. We’ve had a Miracle on 34th Street and now I believe we’ve had a miracle on the Hudson.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Historical processes constrain patterns in global diatom diversity

first_imgThere is a long-standing belief that microbial organisms have unlimited dispersal capabilities, are therefore ubiquitous, and show weak or absent latitudinal diversity gradients. In contrast, using a global freshwater diatom data set, we show that latitudinal gradients in local and regional genus richness are present and highly asymmetric between both hemispheres. Patterns in regional richness are explained by the degree of isolation of lake districts, while the number of locally coexisting diatom genera is highly constrained by the size of the regional diatom pool, habitat availability, and the connectivity between habitats within lake districts. At regional to global scales, historical factors explain significantly more of the observed geographic patterns in genus richness than do contemporary environmental conditions. Together, these results stress the importance of dispersal and migration in structuring diatom communities at regional to global scales. Our results are consistent with predictions from the theory of island biogeography and metacommunity concepts and likely underlie the strong provinciality and endemism observed in the relatively isolated diatom floras in the Southern Hemisphere.last_img read more

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