Markets plunge on global fears

first_img Show Comments ▼ Markets plunge on global fears KCS-content Wednesday 16 March 2011 10:54 pm whatsapp A TOXIC cocktail of fears over the worsening nuclear crisis in Japan, violence in the Middle East spiralling out of control and the prospect of an EU/IMF bailout for Portugal saw markets worldwide plunge for the third day in a row yesterday. The losses piled up after the European Union’s commissioner for energy said that the crisis at Japan’s earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant was “out of control”, while a top US nuclear safety official said that the situation in Japan was worse than officials had indicated with one of the damaged reactors dry and emitting “extremely high” radiation levels. The US government last night urged Americans in Japan to stay outside a 50-mile radius of the reactors – more than double the distance ordered by Japanese officials. Japan’s Nikkei shed more than half the gains it made on Wednesday, falling 2.8 per cent in the first hour of trading despite the Bank of Japan’s offer to inject a further 5 trillion yen (£3.8bn) into the banking system in same-day funds, continuing its effort to boost liquidity and calm markets. That came on top of a total of 28 trillion yen already offered in same-day operations this week. The yen rose to a fresh all-time high against the dollar of 76.32 yen on speculation investors would buy the currency to fund reconstruction projects in the aftermath of last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The Bank of Japan, due to make a statement later last night, is expected to intervene to weaken the currency.Meanwhile, violence continued to worsen in the Middle East with the Bahrain stock exchange forced to close after the ruling royal family declared a three-month state of emergency and the military was called in to reassert control over the capital Manama. And in Portugal, bond yields rose again yesterday as its downgrade by Moody’s heaped pressure on its fragile economy with its sale of €1bn (£870m) in short-term government debt seeing its yields rise from 4.05 per cent just two weeks ago to 4.33 per cent.Analysts said it is now a matter of “when” rather than “if” Portugal accepts an EU bailout.The FTSE crashed 1.7 per cent to a fresh three-month low of 5598.23, while the Dow Jones index, down as much as 300 points at one point, finished 242.12 points lower, or 2.04 per cent, at 11,613.30. whatsapp Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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CAFCA Limited 2011 Annual Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Diocese of Bethlehem bishop to turn over his authority Aug….

first_img Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. July 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm Blessings & fond best wishes to Bishop Paul Marshall & family at this time of transition, and my sincerest “Thank you, Paul!” for your solid leadership and teaching through your years of ordained ministry. Also, I will hold the Standing Cte. and all those who will continue ministries in the Diocese of Bethlehem in my prayers. The peace of the Lord be always with you! ~ Fr. Joe Dunlap, sometime Rector, Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, Wisconsin Rapids, WI (Diocese of Fond du Lac) ~ where Bishop Paul lived when he became an Episcopalian! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul V. Marshall announced July 19 that he would retire at the end of this year.In a letter to the diocesan Standing Committee, he said that he would turn over ecclesiastical authority for the diocese to the Standing Committee on Aug. 1, at which time he will begin vacation. Beginning in September, he will be on sabbatical leave for the rest of the year.“It was my long-held intention to serve you as long as the canons permit,” Marshall wrote in his letter. “Life contains surprises, however. A number of circumstances and conversations have made it very for me to continue as bishop of a diocese that I have come to love with all my heart. I will resign for the canonical reasons of ‘advanced age’ as of December 31 of this year.”Marshall, who will turn 66 on July 25, began serving the diocese as bishop in 1996. He could have served until age 72, according to Article II, Section 9 of the church’s Constitution. The bishop’s citing of ‘advanced age’ is referenced in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.The Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church in Easton, Pennsylvania and president of the Blehem Standing Committee, wrote in a letter to the diocese the day after Marshall’s announcement that the news “means that we as a diocesan community will begin our own process of listening for God and each other as we discern God’s will and together decide how we will act on it. There are many questions and there is much to do.”The full diocesan press release is here. 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Joe Dunlap says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Elections, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 House of Bishops Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Harry Denman says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Diocese of Bethlehem bishop to turn over his authority Aug. 1 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 23, 2013 at 9:50 am I offer special prayers of Thanksgiving for the ministry of Paul Marshall. Although he was never my bishop I followed his ministry and felt that he had the pulse of the church and patterned his life after the missionary spirit that Jesus called his disciple to live. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By ENS staffPosted Jul 22, 2013 Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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Raul House / Mathias Klotz

first_imgPhotographs:  Roland Halbe, Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Houses Raul House / Mathias Klotz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373598/raul-house-mathias-klotz Clipboard Photographs Chile Architects: Mathias Klotz Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373598/raul-house-mathias-klotz Clipboard Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 Raul House / Mathias KlotzSave this projectSaveRaul House / Mathias Klotz Manufacturers: Isover, Aisanglass, VolcanConstructor:Marco MaureiraStructural Engineer:Patricio StagnoClient:Raul DiazSite Area:6,000 sqmArchitects:Mathias Klotz, Magdalena BernsteinCity:PaineCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roland HalbeText description provided by the architects. The Raul House is a getaway house for the weekend, located in the hills surrounding the Aculeo Lagoon, 60 kilometeres from Santiago. It’s for family use, developed in one level throughout a continuous space that gives amplitude and flexibility.  Save this picture!Plan+ 30The house is located in the side of a hill with a strong slope that allows excellent views 180º from east to west, with views to the lagoon and the Andes Mountains.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeIt’s rectangular plan includes a covered terrace to the north and east so the family can enjoy the views protected from the sun and rain in any season.The low budget was a main issue so basic materials and technology were used in its construction. The structure uses concrete piles on its base, and a steel and wood structure for the rest. The interior was made with pinewood, using it on plywood boards and tables.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeSave this picture!© Roland HalbeThe exterior of the house is dark so it can blend with the landscape, while the interior is white so the brightness increases.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy LEED Doesn’t Work in Rural Africa and What WillArticlesCampus Dornbirn II / Aicher Ziviltechniker GmbHSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 30 Share CopyHouses•Paine, Chile CopyAbout this officeMathias KlotzOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPaineChilePublished on May 20, 2013Cite: “Raul House / Mathias Klotz” [Casa Raul / Mathias Klotz] 20 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?劳尔住宅 / Mathias Klotz是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Women’s peace walk crosses DMZ

first_imgThirty women peace activists from 15 countries crossed the demilitarized zone separating north and south Korea on May 24. They called for an official end to the Korean War, the signing of a peace treaty and the reunification of Korea.On May 19, Women Cross DMZ was warmly greeted in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where they held a symposium with north Korean women’s organizations and then visited a hospital, kindergarten and other facilities. They also visited the birthplace of Kim Il Sung, leader of the Korean Revolution, and joined an international women’s march for reunification and peace on May 23. A roadside sign read, “Let us reunify the divided country as soon as possible!”The delegation had planned to walk across the DMZ into south Korea on May 24, the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. They started their walk, singing and carrying peace banners, together with north Korean women. However, the south Korean regime barred them from walking across the DMZ and passing through Panmunjom, where the 1953 armistice had been signed ending combat in the Korean War.South Korea instead sent a bus that ferried the delegation to a customs area connected to Kaesong Industrial Zone. South Korean police and army cars flanked the bus, joined by U.N. Joint Command officials outside the demarcation line.They were then greeted by hundreds of south Korean women, who joined them in walking the one and a half miles to Imjingak Nuri Peace Park in Paju for a welcoming ceremony. Some 1,000 people sang, “Our Wish Is Unification.” (Hankyoreh, May 25)The delegation promoted the need for a peace treaty, not just an armistice, to officially end the 1950-53 Korean War.U.S. divided KoreaThis year marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. military occupation of southern Korea at the end of World War II, which led to the division of the country. U.S. troops have remained there ever since. Some 4 million Koreans died in the 1950-53 war, in which the U.S. sent almost 6 million troops to battle the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north. The war ended in a stalemate — the first time that U.S. imperialism had failed to win a military victory.Since the war’s end, hundreds of thousands of soldiers from the north and south, as well as U.S. troops, have faced each other across the DMZ. It is therefore not surprising that the peace delegation was heavily criticized by the U.S. corporate media, officials and reactionaries, as well as south Korean conservatives in and out of government.However, the activists assert that their trip was a “triumph” in promoting peace and reunification. The delegation included Gloria Steinem from the U.S. and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Mairead Maguire from northern Ireland and Leymah Gbowee from Liberia. Christine Ahn was the principal organizer of the peace walk.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Five Scholarships Available to Attend ASA Soybean Leadership College

first_img SHARE Five Scholarships Available to Attend ASA Soybean Leadership College SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Five Scholarships Available to Attend ASA Soybean Leadership College Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 30, 2018 Indiana soybean farmers interested in attending the American Soybean Association’s Soybean Leadership College may now apply for five available scholarships. The Soybean Leadership College takes place Jan. 7-8, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Charles at 2 Convention Center Plaza in St. Charles, Mo. Interested farmers must submit all scholarship applications by Dec. 7.ASA’s Soybean Leadership College provides agricultural leaders with training to effectively promote the agriculture and soybean industry, communicate key soybean and farming messages and work to expand markets for U.S. soybeans. It also allows farmers to interact with soybean growers from around America. This training program is designed for soybean farmers who wish to get more involved in one of the following organizations: Indiana Soybean Alliance, American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council.“For farmers who want to learn how to effectively communicate about agriculture, the ASA Soybean Leadership College offers a great opportunity,” said Elaine Gillis, an ISA board member and farmer from Dunkirk, Ind. “With fewer Americans farming, it’s vital that we have growers who can clearly explain the challenges and chores of U.S. agriculture. ISA is excited to offer scholarships for Indiana soybean farmers interested in participating.”Five scholarships covering most costs are available through the Indiana soybean checkoff organization. To apply, visit https://bit.ly/2RLw76v and fill out the online application by Dec. 7. Five farmers will be selected to attend mid-December. For more details on the program, visit https://soygrowers.com/learn/soybean-leadership-college/Source: Indiana Soybean Alliance Previous articleSen. Young Receives Friend of Farm Bureau AwardNext articleA Long Indiana Harvest is Getting Longer Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Police Say Dispute Over Cigarette Led to Tire Iron Attack

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. © OpenStreetMap contributorsIn a dispute over a cigarette, a man allegedly bashed another man in the head with a tire iron in Pasadena Wednesday evening, authorities said.Tariq Mohamed Alatas, 38, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the alleged attack, which took place just before 7 p.m. in the 100 block of East Glenarm Street, according to Pasadena police and Los Angeles County booking records.Witnesses called police after a man with a head wound ran to a gas station asking for help, said Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema. Officers encountered a 33-year-old Pasadena man suffering from a 2-inch-long gash to his head. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.Officers learned the victim had approached Alatas and asked him for a cigarette, the lieutenant said.Alatas refused and the victim became upset, kicking Alatas’ car, according to Hettema. He then started walking away.“[Alatas] came from behind the victim and struck him on the head and shoulder with a tire iron,” Hettema said. The victim ran to seek help and the suspect fled.Police found a car and man matching the description provided by the victim around the corner in the 1000 block of South Arroyo Parkway, Hettema said. He was taken into custody, and a foot-long tire iron was taken as evidence.Alatas was released from custody on a bond within hours of his arrest, according to county booking records. Public Safety Police Say Dispute Over Cigarette Led to Tire Iron Attack By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 11:07 am Community News Subscribe Make a comment HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Limerick man shot in head and chest in gangland attack is…

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerickLimerick man shot in head and chest in gangland attack is jailed for four years for possessing homemade gun and 88 rounds of ammunitionBy David Raleigh – March 5, 2021 1323 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMan charged with possession of cocaine for sale or supply following Limerick student street partyNext articleSinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate David Raleigh Facebook Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisementcenter_img A LIMERICK man shot in the head and chest 11 years ago in an attempted gangland murder, has been jailed for four years, after admitting possessing a homemade gun and 88 rounds of ammunition, last year.Daniel Philips, (30), with an address at Crecora Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, received a five and half year sentence with the final 18 months suspended, at Limerick Circuit Court, today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Philips pleaded guilty to possession of a home made .22 caliber homemade firearm and bullets, which were found in a bag he threw from a car that was being pursued by gardai along Shelbourne Road, Limerick, on March 26, 2020.Uniform gardaí attached to Mayorstone Park Garda Station were on patrol when they attempted to stop the car in the Ballynanty area of Limerick.Philips sped off at high speed, driving on the wrong side of the road, through a number of housing estates, red lights and junctions, the court heard.Philips was stopped in his tracks a few kilometres away, at Parteen in Co Clare, in a garda managed containment operation was carried out with the assistance of the Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU).A member of the public, who spotted an bag being thrown from the car alerted gardai who discovered it contained the homemade firearm and ammunition.Immediately after his arrest Philips had told gardai he had fled because he was driving without insurance but he later admitted having the gun and ammunition.Judge Tom O’Donnell, presiding, said Philips had been “aligned to a serious criminal element” and was “holding” the gun and ammunition to “repay a drugs debt”.The judge described Philip’s driving on the day as “reckless in the extreme”, and it was “fortunate nobody was injured”.The court heard the homemade gun was “viable” and capable of shooting.The judge said Philips had survived a gun attack in May 2010, in which he was shot in the “head and body”, and he had been left with “serious cognitive issues with his short term memory”.Judge O’Donnell imposed a concurrent six-month sentence on Philips for dangerous driving and ordered he engage with the probation service for 18 months after his release.A few minutes after being sentenced at the Circuit Court, Philips was brought before the District Court and jailed for seven days for stealing “two hot chicken rolls” from a shop in Limerick city on June 18, 2019.In 2012, thirty-year old Shane Mason of Sean Heuston Place, Limerick was jailed for 16 years after he was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court of the attempted murder of Philips on May 24th, 2010.An eye witness told the court they saw Mason dismount a bicycle in John’s Square, Limerick, and remove a black handgun from the waistband of his trousers and fire six shots at a car being driven by Philips.Philips spent a month in a coma in hospital after bullet fragments were removed from his skull and chest. He had to learn to walk again at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.Philips has not been able to live independently since the gun attack for which no clear motive has ever been established. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Inspiration4 Reveals Panel of Influential Judges to Select Entrepreneur to Join First All-Civilian Mission…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Crowd Has Spoken, UserTesting Recognized by G2 as One of the Best Software Companies For 2021Next articleNorthern Refrigerated Transportation Adds SmartDrive Video-Based Safety to Technology Suite Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img ALLENTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, today announced the independent panel of judges tasked with helping select a deserving entrepreneur to join the historic mission’s four-person crew later this year. The mission will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer and is built on four mission pillars of Leadership, Hope, Generosity and Prosperity. The chosen entrepreneur will represent the mission pillar of prosperity. The judges panel will review the top entries of the Shift4Shop social media contest, open through the end of February, to identify a business owner or entrepreneur that exhibits ingenuity, innovation, and determination to join the crew of Inspiration4. “As an entrepreneur who started Shift4 decades ago, I know how much risk, talent and effort it takes to launch a business and drive its success,” said Isaacman. “One of the things that has helped me in my career is making sure I am working with the best people possible, which is why I want to make sure we work with the right judges to select the best fit possible for the Prosperity seat. The caliber and resumes of the four judges helping us select this seat have transformed industries and driven innovation on a number of fronts, and I could not think of a better team to help us find the best person to help us make history.” Isaacman continued: “Shift4Shop’s unprecedented competition offers the greatest chance to earn a seat aboard Inspiration4. We are incredibly excited to combine a unique outlet for the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us with the best opportunity for a lucky innovator to travel with us to the stars.” Shift4Shop is an all-in-one eCommerce platform that eschews the tiered billing model used by other platforms, instead providing an enterprise-level solution completely free of charge when customers use the company’s payment processing services. This model is unique to the industry and delivers customers significant savings over competing eCommerce platforms that charge monthly hosting fees and various add-on costs. In fact, competitors offering similar functionality often charge $300 or more per month for the same capabilities that Shift4Shop provides for free. Shift4Shop offers dozens of professionally designed, industry-specific website templates that are mobile-friendly, search engine optimized and highly customizable to meet the unique needs of every business. The turnkey offering also includes hundreds of valuable features such as product and order management, customer marketing tools, and more. For businesses that already have a website on another platform, Shift4Shop makes it easy to switch with free migration assistance including custom web design. Any current or new Shift4Shop customer is eligible for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to enter an online competition showcasing them and their business. To enter, businesses simply need to launch an online store with Shift4Shop, then post a short video on Twitter about their entrepreneurial story including a link to their Shift4Shop website and the hashtag #Inspiration4contest. After the contest closes, one Shift4Shop customer will be selected by the judging panel to represent the mission pillar of Prosperity aboard Inspiration4 when it launches in the fourth quarter of 2021. The judging panel includes four well-known voices in the world of business and entrepreneurship who have exemplified ingenuity, innovation, and determination in their careers: Marc Benioff Marc Benioff is Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. Under Benioff’s leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally. Benioff founded Salesforce in 1999, and it is now a Fortune 500 company with more than 54,000 employees, guided by four core values — trust, customer success, innovation and equality. The company has been recognized as the Most Innovative Company by Forbes, a Best Place to Work by Fortune, and the 10th Most Admired Company in the World by Fortune. Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes and is recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review and as the CNN Business CEO of 2020. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award. Building a different kind of company, Benioff created Salesforce to not only develop great products, but also to have a positive impact on the world. On day 1, Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, more than 10,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement. Stephanie Mehta Stephanie Mehta is the Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, overseeing its print, digital and live journalism since 2018. She was previously a deputy editor at Vanity Fair, where she edited feature stories and coedited the annual New Establishment ranking. She also curated the invitation-only New Establishment Summit and Founders Fair conference for women entrepreneurs, which she launched in 2017. Prior to that, Mehta was an editor at Bloomberg Media and worked at Fortune for 14 years, rising from senior writer to deputy managing editor. She was also a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and began her career as a business reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. Mark Rober Mark Rober is an American YouTuber, engineer and inventor. He has the largest Science and educational YouTube channel with 16.7M subscribers while averaging 25M views per video. Before YouTube, Rober was an engineer with NASA for nine years where he spent seven of those years working on the Curiosity rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Rober later worked for four years at Apple Inc. as a product designer in their Special Projects Group, where he authored patents involving virtual reality in self-driving cars. In October 2019, Rober and fellow YouTuber MrBeast launched the #teamtrees environmental fundraiser where they planted over 20 million trees. Jon Taffer For nearly four decades, Jon Taffer has been at the forefront of the business management industry offering his expertise to thousands of hospitality and restaurant properties, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He helped create what industry experts call “the greatest nightclub in the world,” and the NFL “Sunday Ticket.” As the creator, executive producer and star of Paramount Network’s number-one show, Bar Rescue, Jon is best known to people as the larger-than-life television personality who takes a no-holds barred approach to helping hotels, restaurants, bars and businesses reach their full potential. He is also a New York Times best-selling author, highly sought-after hospitality and general business consultant and creator, and creator of Taffer’s Tavern, a national franchise that launched in 2020. To learn more about Inspiration4, how to support and potentially join this historic journey to space and the specific conditions of the promotions, visit www.Inspiration4.com and follow the mission on social media on Twitter (@ inspiration4x ), Facebook (@ inspiration4mission ), Instagram (@ inspiration4 ) and YouTube (@ Inspiration4 ) to receive the latest news on mission training and preparation. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the contest should visit inspiration4.com and review the official rules and requirements. About Inspiration4 Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, the 38-year-old founder and chief executive officer of Shift4 Payments (NYSE:FOUR). The mission is named in recognition of the four-person crew’s mission to inspire support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and send a humanitarian message of possibility while representing a new era for human spaceflight and exploration. The crew will undergo commercial astronaut training by SpaceX before embarking on a targeted launch on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the fourth quarter of 2021. Isaacman has donated the three mission seats alongside him to crew members who will represent the mission pillars of leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity. To learn more about Inspiration4, including how to support and potentially join this historic journey to space, visit www.Inspiration4.com and follow Twitter (@ inspiration4x ), Facebook (@ inspiration4mission ), Instagram (@ inspiration4) and YouTube (@ Inspiration4 ). About Shift4 Payments Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR) is a leading provider of integrated payment processing and technology solutions, delivering a complete omnichannel ecosystem that extends beyond payments to include a wide range of commerce-enabling services. The company’s technologies help power over 350 software providers in numerous industries, including hospitality, retail, F&B, eCommerce, lodging, gaming, and many more. The newly launched Shift4Shop platform offers a turnkey eCommerce experience including a robust website builder, product and order management, customer marketing tools and more. With over 7,000 sales partners, the company securely processed more than $200 billion in payments volume for over 200,000 businesses in 2019. For more information, visit shift4.com. 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A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS: UTPB student overcoming adversity

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 UTPB student Hunter McMinn poses for a photo outside the Student Activity Center Thursday at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Hunter McMinn says he has never been the type to ask for help. But following the death of his parents in quick succession, McMinn found himself having to take advantage of the support offered to him.A University of Texas of the Permian Basin junior, McMinn will be a senior in the fall. He is majoring in history with a minor in political science.McMinn, 21, is considering going to law school and earning a PhD. He said it’s hard to find those programs, but they exist.As a former member of the Student Senate, member of the Quality Enhancement Committee and a member of the search committee for the new dean of arts and sciences, McMinn knows many administrators, faculty and others on campus.“They all rallied around me,” McMinn said. “I’ve always helped people. I never ask for help.”He has few relatives. After his parents’ death, a Go Fund Me Page was set up for him and a trust fund is in the works, McMinn said.“The university has been wonderful to me,” he said.Every professor, whether he knew them or not, knew what happened and asked him if he was doing OK. He’s also developed a close friendship with UTPB President Sandra Woodley through his tenure on the Student Senate.“The day everything happened I still went to my meetings. I had meetings to do I wasn’t going to just not show up even though they knew what had happened. I needed normalcy meetings were normalcy,” McMinn said.His mother died in January 2018 and his father in November 2018. Both had health issues.When his father died, McMinn said, he had no source of income. He works for Student Life and can pay his bills from that.He was able to stay in the apartment he rented, thanks to the landlord and help from friends.After the semester ends, McMinn said he will be moving in with Marlon Fick, a senior lecturer.Fick and Associate Professor of Art Chris Stanley, along with Woodley and Director of Student Life Adrian Lodge and others have helped a great deal, McMinn said.“I’ve been very grateful for everyone. Donations came out of the woodwork,” he said.He won’t touch the donations that come in, except in an emergency. Loans, grants and a few scholarships have kept him in school, McMinn said.Going to graduate school means he will have to get a “free ride” or a graduate teaching position.Both of his parents were cremated. His mother’s funeral expenses were paid through a Go Fund Me page and Lodge paid expenses for his father.He paid her back after he got his tax refund.Senior Associate Vice President of Student Services Teresa Sewell and the Rev. Mark Woodruff of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church helped McMinn with the arrangements.McMinn said when he paid Lodge back, she told him he didn’t have to. But he said he wouldn’t take the money back.McMinn decided to tell his story because he knows there are other students in the same type of situation.In a previous interview, Woodley said UTPB works very hard to meet the needs of its students.“We have students who are handicapped who need extra help and we work to get them in housing to make sure that they have a space. We have scholarships. We work with the West Texas Food Bank and Catholic Charities for food insecurity issues with our students,” Woodley said.She added that there is a food pantry and free store for students.“It’s heartbreaking to see what some of our students have to deal with and we wish we had much more funding to deal with all of their needs, but with the funding that we do have we certainly do prioritize the needs of our students. We constantly look for ways to help them navigate and get their education,” Woodley said.One of the things Woodley said she has established is a president’s emergency fund with some private funds that have been raised.“We use those to help students in all kinds of emergencies to get through, not just tuition and fees. It certainly can go for living expenses, or emergency expenditures that are necessary for them to continue their education …,” Woodley said.At Odessa College, Director of Financial Aid Ashley Warren recently presented results of a Trellis Financial Wellness survey to the OC board of trustees.Conducted in August 2018, it was a statewide survey. Some 4,199 surveys were sent out at OC and 348 responses were received — an 8.3 percent response rate, Warren said.“For our survey to be considered valid, we had to have at least 4 percent response rate …,” she added. “We incentivized this with a scholarship raffle, so when students completed it we raffled for one institutional scholarship.”The survey showed that 59 percent of OC students indicated that they ran out of money three or more times in the past year.Forty-nine percent worried about having enough money to pay for school.Forty-eight percent of students showed some signs of housing insecurity and 11 percent indicated they were homeless.These students had moved multiple times; lived with others beyond the expected capacity, had difficulty paying rent; didn’t pay the full amount; and didn’t pay the full amount of their bills, Warren said.Fifty-five percent of students indicated that it is important for them to support their family financially.“An additional data point to that was 30 percent of our students indicated that they had children they were supporting,” Warren said.Sixty-four percent of borrowers indicated that they had more student debt than they expected to at that point.Twenty-one percent of students showed signs of very low food security, meaning they were skipping meals, or not eating regularly.Twenty-five percent had low food security — not having a variety of foods and not having what they would want to eat, Warren said.Some 13 percent of students were using some type of food assistance.Sixty-four percent of students were less than confident that they would be able to pay off the debt they were acquiring while they were in school and 63 percent of students were using money from their current employment.Forty-two percent found their total debt load to be overwhelming, whether it was credit card, car loan, money owed to family or student loans, Warren said.Twenty-seven percent of students were using credit cards to pay for college.Seventy-two percent said they would use financial support services offered by their school, she said.Additionally, 60 precent of students said they would have trouble getting $500 in cash or credit to meet an unexpected need within the next month.Warren said the college aspires to have emergency aid available.“For Odessa College right now, we have yet not created an official emergency aid committee, or scholarship, or grant or whatever the case may be. But every financial aid office gives away emergency aid. They find a way to make emergency aid happen for students …,” Warren saidShe added that it is hard to track those students or determine how many students are helped.“What we would like to do is get an emergency grant, or loan, or whatever the case may be. That way, there’s easy ways to pull what students need this emergency aid; what students have requested it. Then we can set up follow-up actions for those students …,” Warren said.That could be financial literacy courses to help them so the students don’t find themselves in that situation again and their progress can be tracked to see if they complete the semester or earn the degree once they get the aid.“I think that’s what we’re missing. Almost all schools help students who need it, when they need it … but we need a process to close the loop,” Warren said.There isn’t one specific factor that leads students to financial insecurity.“I don’t think there’s one boxed answer. We have students from 18 to 65 and older. We have to keep an open mind as far as what it’s going to take to help these students,” Warren said.There is a food pantry in the works and a student organization has started a closet where people can find interview outfits.Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Don Wood said the survey was an eye-opener. It found that students stop out for some very real reasons. They are housing insecure and may be living in a car.“We have students who are so poor they become food insecure. They only have enough money to get through maybe three weeks of the month … We have students, who … cannot raise $500. They don’t have it. They don’t have anything like that. We have students that if they puncture a tire, say coming to class, they don’t have enough for a tow truck. They don’t have enough money for another tire,” Wood said.Now OC is figuring out what they can do to combat student poverty and they’re looking north to Amarillo College, which recently won a Leah Meyer Austin Award for its efforts.OC also won a Leah Meyer Austin Award the year before for increased graduation rates and closing its equity gap. Wood said Amarillo College has adopted things like OC’s drop rate and us are very close have adopted drop rate improvement program and eight-week terms.The Drop Rate Improvement Program aims to strengthen the connection between each course instructor and students, the OC website said.“They’ve taken their initiative and created a whole approach to poverty,” Wood said of Amarillo College. “Now we’re visiting them to understand how they do it; to see if we can adopt some of their practices.”They have created culture of support, Wood said.He added that Amarillo College’s graduation rates are soaring as a result.One of the things Amarillo College has done is created a fund where a student can come in and the college will pay the bill.Bills are paid through funds from the community.“… They just show them the bill and they pay it. The college just pays the vendor, or the utility company. That has helped,” Wood said. 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