United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about United Capital PLC reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the United Capital PLC company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$21.98M (NGN8.45B). An average of US$1.83M (NGN704.01M) per month.United Capital PLC Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Diocese of Chicago postpones Bishop-elect Paula Clark’s consecration

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN 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 an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Rev. Paula Clark. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Chicago[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Chicago has postponed Bishop-elect Paula Clark’s consecration and seating ceremony, which was scheduled for April 24, as she recovers from brain surgery.Clark experienced a cerebral bleed while exercising on April 11 and underwent several procedures at an Illinois hospital, including surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation – an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain – on April 15.“I am happy to report that the surgery was a success, and her recovery is proceeding smoothly,” the Rev. Anne Jolly, president of the diocesan Standing Committee, wrote to the diocese on April 17. “To give her ample time to regain her strength, the Standing Committee and Bishop-elect Clark, in consultation with the presiding bishop’s office, have decided to postpone her ordination, consecration and seating.”A new date for the ceremony has not been decided yet, but Jolly said the diocese is hoping for mid-June, which would allow Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to participate as chief consecrator and possibly more people to attend in person if COVID-19 restrictions have changed.“I am grateful for the prayers you have showered on our bishop-elect and her family this week, and I know that she is, too. I was able to talk with her by phone this afternoon, and I conveyed the diocese’s ardent wishes for her recovery,” Jolly wrote. “Please keep up your prayers for Bishop-elect Clark’s continued recovery, as we look forward to the joyful day when our presiding bishop will consecrate her as the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Chicago.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Diocese of Chicago postpones Bishop-elect Paula Clark’s consecration Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Apr 19, 2021 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Consecrations, People Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

The Apopka Voice townhalls were a refreshing change from a negative…

first_img March 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm I think both Seat 1 and Seat 2 candidates all did a great job answering the questions, both nights. Reply Please enter your comment! TAGSThe Apopka Voice Townhall Previous articleCRA approves Apopka Police Department proposalNext articleFrom helpless to hopeful Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joseph Reply March 7, 2018 at 12:40 am 4 COMMENTS Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014  “My approach would be to have a series of strategic planning sessions prior to the budget workshops with the public. The purpose of the planning sessions is for commissioners to establish priorities, inform the public of the current level of service for each department and its associated cost and to have the department heads make recommendations as to how services and programs can be improved. These strategic planning sessions will frame the budget for the upcoming budget workshops.”Editor’s Note: Seat #2 highlights are coming in a separate article to be published this weekend.  March 7, 2018 at 12:35 am Mama Mia Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceI love a good debate.I have probably seen every Presidential debate since Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter squared-off in 1980. I have attended dozens of debates and townhalls and watched hundreds on television and online. Political campaigns are often a singular process where candidates typically run in their own lanes, knock on doors and give speeches without the presence of their opponents, but in a debate, there is no hiding. It’s where the swords clash into one another, and the truth is often discovered.The Apopka Voice held its first two townhalls Wednesday and Thursday night for Seats #1 and #2 of the Apopka City Commission. And while I may have seen a lot of debates and townhalls, moderating one is a completely different experience than watching from the audience I must admit.I will never be critical of a moderator again.Denise Badger (who was the facilitator both nights) and I would like to commend all eight candidates who participated in the two townhall events – Leroy Bell, Suzanne Kidd, Alicia Koutsoulieris, Gene Knight, Theresa Mott, Alice Nolan, Alexander Smith, and Commissioner Diane Velazquez.All eight of you conducted yourselves professionally and in my opinion flourished under a rather unusual format. All of you made your points well, explained your approaches to governing effectively, and illustrated your ideological philosophies to the point that any undecided voters in attendance left with enough information from these townhalls to make a decision.And isn’t that what townhalls/debates are all about?I think the voters were better served by making this an opportunity for each candidate to go deeper with their ideas, philosophies, and plans if they were to be elected to the Apopka City Commission. I asked that none of you attack another candidate during your responses, and you followed the rules and explained your opinions and approach to the Apopka City Commission. That is why I gave you the questions in advance. I wanted the voters of Apopka to see you at your very best, and I think they did. Not only did you not criticize your co-candidates, but several times you agreed with them, and even helped them on occasion, which I’m pretty sure they discourage in debate school. But on these two nights, it was a refreshing change from the negative campaigns that are so prominent these days. Yes, I have seen a lot of debates in my life, but the townhalls for Seat #1 and Seat #2 on Wednesday and Thursday night were two of my favorites. Here are some of the highlights from the Wednesday night townhall for Seat #1: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herecenter_img Reply Joseph Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I see the Apopka Voice has failed to post anything about the debate. That is debate for Seat 2 I guess the the dog ate the footage or the editorial. So in my opinion Reggie your complicit in trying to deny Mr. Bell a fair opportunity to have the People her his message. You keep his original interview for more than three weeks.Yet you found the time to post a photo shot of the debate for Seat 1 to many excuses on your part. Mr Bell owned that debate. The other three had no clue. Like my other post. You take then down God for bid someone gets to read and honest opinion or comment. Reggie, I know your new rules and one of them says that the comments must apply to the article written, but I really hope you will let me post this, as I wanted to send a message to the mother of the missing 22 year old lady, that worked at Lowes in Apopka, and was later found deceased. I am so very sorry that your daughter was found deceased, and my heart goes out to you. If someone did something to your daughter and caused this, I hope that they are found. I read the message you posted on the Apopka Then and Now Facebook website, and because I don’t have a Facebook account, I wanted you to know that when I saw your daughter’s photos, I said oh my gosh, that is the girl that always checks out my stuff I buy at Lowes, as I go there a lot, and she was always cashing me out at the garden center, and talking about my little dog. We are shocked, and so very sorry, as she was so nice to us always. Prayers to you, as this is heartbreaking to hear. God bless you mom. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Tonight debate was another the smashing success on the debate for Seat 2. Mr. Bell did an excellent job very knowledgeable on topics. My hats off to Journey Church and the Moderators. You truly were fair and neutral.Stay Blessed LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Theresa Mott proposed a gradual increase in the general fund reserves. When I asked her how she would get there, this was her response:“The City’s general fund reserves are not too high, nor too low. And yes, a two-month operating expense baseline is fine. In fact, The Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) standard for reserves is 16% and we are charting 18%. It’s Council’s responsibility to be great stewards of taxpayers’ finances. The 2018-19 budget workshops were in excess of 20 hours, which yielded an in-depth and transparent budgeting process. The 2018 budget is $124,672,709 for all funds, which represents an increase of $20,589,193 or 19.8% over the 2017 budget.  I am extremely concerned about our financial sustainability, because of yearly budget increases. This leads me to aspire for 20% reserves over the next three years through budget cuts and re-appropriation of funds.”I asked the candidates what they might push for if they had been on the City Council during the 2017-18 budget workshop. Suzanne Kidd responded with a program she wanted to see for Apopka youth: “While participating in the City’s Visioning Project two years ago, a group of middle and high school-aged young people came to meeting after meeting pleading for a skate park so they would have a safe, authorized place to go and enjoy their preferred recreational outlet. They were determined and passionate that the City should realize there was a need for an activity zone for their age group. They pleaded for such a venue on behalf of all the City’s kids who aren’t in organized team sports, or in band, or in other school-sanctioned clubs. It really opened my eyes to a significant gap in our Citywide recreational offerings. Two years later, we still have not addressed this need. It’s time to take up the cause of this group, our future, that comprises more than 15% of our residents. As we continue to add new housing developments, this need will grow and grow. Our young people need safe, affordable, accessible recreational outlets.” I asked the candidates what their approach would be at the budget workshops – would they be proactive with ideas to present to the Council or would they operate as an advisor after the department heads have already presented their specific budgets? Alexander Smith proposed a unique step to the workshop process: UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia March 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ben Foden gets the better of Stephen Jones’ hit

first_imgThursday Feb 10, 2011 Ben Foden gets the better of Stephen Jones’ hit Here’s a quick clip of what happened straight from the kickoff in last Friday’s RBS 6 Nations opener between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium. As we know, England won the game 26-19. You can view highlights here . Foden took a bit of stick after his comments about Wales ahead of the game, but to his credit, he backed up his words with another impressive performance, once again showing that for a relatively small guy, he’s got serious upper body strength. We saw in in the autumn too, where because of his willingness to run the ball from anywhere, he’s developed a great offloading game and has become good and retaining possession when taking it into contact. We’ve actually got interview time with him later today, so we’ll have an interview up on the site on Saturday probably, and hopefully have a few comments from him about this collision, where Stephen Jones came out of nowhere to smash him but got the worse of the two. In fact Jones didn’t look right for some time after that, showing signs that despite being helluva tough, he was perhaps more affected than he let on. For Wales’ game this weekend, James Hook has been brought in at number ten, which will no doubt improve their backline formations and attacking threats, which was a major problem against England. Foden says that England are now a team in form, that others must look to and realise that they’re a serious contender for the title. “I think people will have taken notice of that (win). Wales are a good side and to go down there and beat them on their own turf is a good achievement,” he said. Some of you wanted to see this incident again, so here you go. Do you think Jones’ technique was poor, Foden’s strength did the damage, or it was just one of those freak occurrences? Time: 01:15 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fascinating Nigel Owens chat about respect, his attempted suicide and more

first_imgTuesday May 10, 2016 Fascinating Nigel Owens chat about respect, his attempted suicide and more Welsh referee Nigel Owens stopped by the Ray D’Arcy Show in Ireland on Saturday, for what was an amusing yet moving discussion covering various facets of the 45-year-old’s life. While his famed on-field antics were talked about, Owens didn’t hold back in sharing details of his personal life.Below is a short snippet from the show featuring some of his funnier moments, but in the full interview Owens talks a little bit about his rugby career, having refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final wearing his lucky pair of underwear, then opens up on his past troubles.Owens is just one of two high profile stars of the sport that have openly spoken about their sexuality, and while life is good for the respected referee these days, it wasn’t always like that.Depression, steroid abuse and an attempted suicide are things that Owens dealt with years back, but his message today is that nomatter what you are going through, accepting who you are and talking about it is crucial if there is to be a path to happiness and contentment.See more of Owens’ best bits in the Related Posts below thiscredit: RTE IrelandNote: If the longer interview doesn’t work for you, you can try this linkADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

MR House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos

first_img MR House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos Projects Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/583505/mr-house-luciano-kruk-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Daniela Mac AddenSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Against a backdrop of rugged dunes typical of the Buenos Aires coastline, with a beautiful landscape, we were commissioned to design a house, with the request for a program of regular needs for a weekend house and a limited budget. The proposal seeks to preserve the most of the wonderful qualities of the place.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe site, 20m wide by 50m deep, has the distinction of presenting a steep slope in the transverse direction, which is maintained throughout the length of the lot, showing a side at the same level of the access road and the opposite side 4 m high over the dune. This feature, along with the most vegetation concentrated on the upper area, was decisive for the location of the building. Seeking to not change in the least the original topography, we decided to split the program into two simple volumes, crossing one over the other at right angles so that the lower volume, more elongated, rests longitudinally on the lower area, whereas the upper volume is transversely supported on high ground, and its opposite end overhangs to generate the access under it.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe lower volume in contact with the ground houses the social areas of the house and a guest room at one end, and the upper volume has two bedrooms for the family, the slope is also used to generate privacy turning all expansions to the outside to the side where the dune climbs, on the contrary, the opposite side is protected by a filter made of a series of rustic quebracho wood planks placed vertically with a carefully studied separation to generate privacy and a protective shadow in the afternoon.Save this picture!SectionThe construction rests on the noble qualities of concrete, in contrast to the expression of the quebracho wood, dark aluminum and glass.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Uma AdusumilliInterviewsFaith & Form’s 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religiou…Architecture News Share Houses MR House / Luciano Kruk ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMR House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos “COPY” Year: center_img 2014 Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 20 Share Photographs CopyHouses•La Esmeralda, Argentina Architects: Luciano Kruk Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/583505/mr-house-luciano-kruk-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLuciano Kruk ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCosta EsmeraldaArgentinaPublished on January 05, 2015Cite: “MR House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos ” [Casa MR / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos ] 05 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

No stopping the student BDS movement

first_imgOct. 4 — The worldwide Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement has become such a thorn in the side of the Zionist occupiers of Palestine that in 2015 the Israeli settler-state declared it a “strategic threat” and has since spent tens of millions of dollars to combat it. Students at Columbia University celebrate BDS win on Sept. 27.Some of these funds have been used to set up cyber-based employment lists aimed at extortion, like the Canary Mission. The website targets students and teaching staff who are active in the Palestine solidarity movement.But there was no stopping the students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Midwestern mega-campus with over 50,000 students and over 2,500 teaching staff members. On Sept. 23, the Illinois Student Government backed a resolution which called for UI-UC to “divest from companies that support fossil fuels, the prison-industrial complex, Israel’s military and local police departments.” (The Daily Illini, Sept. 28)And on Oct. 1, students at Columbia University in New York City voted to support a BDS referendum, with a final vote count of Yes – 1,081, No – 485, Abstain – 205. The referendum asked: “Should Columbia University divest its stocks, funds and endowment from companies that profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s act towards Palestinians, that according to Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD), fall under the United Nations International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid?” (tinyurl.com/y4ckefof)Olivia Katbi Smith, the North American coordinator for the BDS Movement observed, “These campus BDS victories are indicative of the rapidly changing tide we’re seeing across the United States. Despite the escalating campaigns of repression on campuses and in the halls of government, it is becoming impossible to be ‘progressive except Palestine,’ because it is becoming impossible to silence our movement.  “The Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality so clearly intersects with all other struggles of oppressed peoples everywhere.” (mondoweiss.net, Sept. 30)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Teaching Consumers About Risk

first_imgUS taxpayers have a vested interest in the success of the American farmer and the production of a safe and adequate food supply. Thus, the involvement of the federal government in the crop insurance program is totally reasonable and justifiable. The concept of risk is something farmers and consumers understand. The breakdown occurs over the amount of risk a farmer takes and how at risk consumers are without programs like crop insurance. Consumers have never been significantly impacted by major crop failure. A widespread and prolonged food shortage has never been experienced by today’s shopper.  While crop insurance will not prevent a crop disaster, it will insure that those who produce the food will survive financially to produce again the next year. By Gary Truitt – Sep 15, 2013 Teaching Consumers About Risk Facebook Twitter by Gary Truitt A man who takes all the money out of his bank account, then goes and borrows twice that amount, takes all the cash and goes to Las Vegas and places it on a single spin of a roulette wheel would be diagnosed with a gambling problem.  Yet, this what farmers do every year.  As the financial risks have escalated in recent years, farmers have started using tools to help protect themselves from some of this risk.  Now they are being criticized for trying to put a bit of a safety net under their operations. Ironically, the criticism is coming from people who would never dream of taking the kind of risks they are asking farmers to take. Facebook Twitter The real tragedy, however, is how farmers are pictured in regards to crop insurance.  During 2012, more than one article suggested farmers were “praying for a drought rather than rain” so they could collect on insurance.  This shows how misunderstood the farmer is. As agriculture is showcased to the non-farm public, the element of risk also needs to be included. Consumers must come to appreciate the amount of risk a farmer takes and, by not supporting farm policies like crop insurance, how much risk consumers are taking.center_img Previous articleIndiana Plenish Program Set to Expand Next YearNext articleSlight Improvement in Indiana Corn Condition Gary Truitt In 2012, farmers invested more than $4.1 billion to purchase more than 1.2 million crop insurance policies, protecting 128 different crops.  It is a good thing they did, too, because the drought of 1012 did significant damage to many of those crops. Without the insurance payments these farmers received, many would not be in business today to produce a crop for 2013. This most recent example of how crop insurance benefits farmers and consumers has been lost on most consumers and especially on the critics, who see it as a waste of taxpayer dollars and a boondoggle for insurance companies. The program is portrayed by the media as a way for insurance companies to make money from US taxpayers. In reality, firms that offer crop insurance make money less often that other types of insurance companies. Crop insurance companies lost money in 2012, as well as in 1983, 1984, 1988, 1993, and 2002. That is in sharp contrast to providers of everyday property and casualty insurance, which have only lost money once over the past 50 years, in 2001– the year of the 9-11 attacks. Home Commentary Teaching Consumers About Risk Anyone who works in or around agriculture knows all too well that farming is a risky business.  Yet the focus is often on the physical risk, not the financial. This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week; and there is a lot of attention being paid to the considerable physical risk that farmers and farm families take each year, especially during the harvest season.  The concept of the financial risk that farmers take each year is not well understood or appreciated by those outside of  agriculture, and that also needs to be addressed. These critics and the often uninformed media, focus on the amount of money the federal government put into the crop insurance program.  The ignore the fact that farmers put in far more and pay most of the premiums for the policies. Since the year 2000, farmers have paid in over $30 billion to purchase crop insurance coverage. SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Women’s tennis team reveals 2017-18 schedule

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ printThe 2017-18 fall and spring schedule for the TCU women’s tennis team was announced by Lee Taylor Walker this week. The athletes are scheduled to play 14 matches against opponents who are ranked nationally. The Horned Frogs ended their previous season ranked No. 28 in the country and are fortunate to host three fall tournaments along with 15 spring matches. Matches will be located at the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.The Women’s Tennis team is ready to hit the courts this season at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Photo courtesy of College Tennis Online.“Our venue is one of the best and so are our fans,” Walker said. “Starting this year, we are going to maximize this home court advantage by having the best teams in the country here all year round.”Walker said this schedule gives them the opportunity to reach the team’s goal to win the Big 12 and win the NCAA Championship.The team will start their fall schedule with the first of six tournaments being the Big 5 Challenge from Sept. 22-24 in Fort Worth. Shortly following, the ITA All-American Championship from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8 and the HEB invite from Oct. 6-8 will take place. They will then host the ITA Texas Regional Championships from Oct. 13-17 in addition to the TCU Hidden Duel from Oct. 27-29. The Frogs will end their tournament play with the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament from Nov. 2-5. The spring season will kick off Jan. 19 with a doubleheader against Arkansas State and Southern Miss. TCU will compete against Ole Miss in the first round of the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend in Stillwater, Okla.The team will spend most of the month of February in Fort Worth as they host local teams Texas Tech, Texas State, UTRGV, Rice, Prairie View A&M and A&M. The month of March will consist of more away matches; however, only after two home matches against Brown and North Texas. Then the athletes will travel to Florida face off against Duke at the USTA Lake Nona complex March 13. Before heading off to Lubbock for a second match-up against Texas Tech March 31, the Frogs will host Kansas State on March 23 and Kansas on March 25. With the season coming to an end, TCU will be playing on the road against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma before traveling to play Iowa State and WVU. The Big 12 Championships will be held April 26-29 in Austin, Texas before the NCAA Team Championships and NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by Wake Forest, take place May 17-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. Carolina Olivares Boschini questions English-only alert system Previous articleHorned Frogs fall to Colorado State in 5 setsNext articleFrogs get back on track, sweep UNC Asheville Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Twitter Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/center_img Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ ReddIt Facebook Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

NASA/JPL Revealed Discovery of 7 Earth-Sized Planets Existing In A Habitable Zone Around a Single Star

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. Credits: ESO/M. KornmesserNASA streamed a live press conference on its website Wednesday morning to inform the world of its discovery of not one, but seven Earth-sized planets that exist in a habitable zone around a single nearby star.The planets were observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, according to a NASA press release.Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.“This is the most exciting result I have seen in the 14 years of Spitzer operations,” said Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, “Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope can follow up. More observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.”NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech.A paper published in this week’s science journal Nature suggests that the six inner planets are located in the temperate zone, where the temperature at the surfaces of these planets could be between 0 and 100 degrees Celsius.In May 2016, Michaël Gillon and colleagues reported the detection of three exoplanets transiting an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, which is located 12 parsecs (about 39 light years) from the Sun, according to Nature.Motivated by this discovery, the authors conducted a monitoring campaign of the star from the ground and from space that allowed them to identify four additional planets in this system. Initial mass estimates suggest that the six inner planets have masses that are similar to the mass of Earth and probably have rocky compositions.At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets.“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”Following up on the Spitzer discovery, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has initiated the screening of four of the planets, including the three inside the habitable zone. These observations aim at assessing the presence of puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres, typical for gaseous worlds like Neptune, around these planets.Spitzer, Hubble, and Kepler will help astronomers plan for follow-up studies using NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2018. Webb will be able to detect the chemical fingerprints of water, methane, oxygen, ozone, and other components of a planet’s atmosphere With much greater sensitivity.Webb also will analyze planets’ temperatures and surface pressures which are key factors in assessing their habitability, according to NASA.For more information about Spitzer, visit http://www.nasa.gov/spitzer.For more information on the TRAPPIST-1 system, visit https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1.For more information on exoplanets, visit http://www.nasa.gov/exoplanets. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology NASA/JPL Revealed Discovery of 7 Earth-Sized Planets Existing In A Habitable Zone Around a Single Star From NASA/JPL Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:52 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more