Russian IPOs pulled due to Egypt unrest

first_img Share whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Russian IPOs pulled due to Egypt unrest Thursday 10 February 2011 9:06 pmcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Show Comments ▼ NORD GOLD, the gold mining unit of steel giant Severstal, has become the latest Russian firm to scrap plans for a London initial public offering (IPO).The miner, led by billionaire Alexey Mordashov, is the latest casualty of the ongoing volatility in emerging markets, fuelled by unrest in Egypt.Nord Gold had been seeking to raise up to $1bn (£622m) to pay down debt, yet sources close to the deal said last night it would be postponed.It is the biggest of three aborted Russian IPOs, following steel pipe maker Chelpipe’s $688m attempt and coking coal producer Koks $500m effort.Chelpipe yesterday blamed “unusual market sentiment” for the decision to pull its IPO altogether, whilst Koks last week postponed its listing as a result of “market conditions”.The firms were hoping that emerging markets funds would become institutional shareholders, but investors pulled more than $7bn from such funds in the week to 2 February, largely due to unrest in Egypt. Earlier this week, pump manufacturer HMS Hydraulic was forced to cut its price range in order to list in London.It will now raise just $360m, as opposed to between $396m and $580m as originally planned.Sources close to the Nord Gold, Chelpipe and Koks IPOs said the firms were unwilling to cut their list price in order to come to market.A planned privatisation drive by the Russian government later this quarter will make it tougher still for the country’s corporations to list.Head of research at Moscow-based Unicredit Securities Rustam Botashev said: “The government plan made Russian corporations look to tap the markets before it privatised companies.“When the government comes to the market, it will be more difficult for Russian corporations to raise money.” Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Desire hit as it fails to find Falklands oil

first_imgMonday 18 April 2011 7:54 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe whatsapp OIL explorer Desire Petroleum yesterday admitted that it had not found oil at its latest well in the Falkland Islands and needs fresh funds for any further drilling, wiping over half the value from its shares.AIM-listed Desire’s shares tumbled 60.6 per cent to close at 15.75p yesterday, sending it to the bottom of the London market fallers and knocking more than £200m from its value to leave it with a market cap of just £136.9m. Desire said while its latest well, named Ninky, had oil shows and had found a thin zone of oil, the fuel was in a poor quality reservoir and consequently the well will be plugged and abandoned.Desire said its remaining funds of £22m would not stretch to pay for another well.“Given our continuing confidence that oil will be discovered on Desire’s acreage, further wells will need to be drilled,” said Desire’s chairman Stephen Phipps in a statement yesterday, hinting at a cash-raising drive to follow September’s £22.8m share placing. Analysts said the failure does not spell the end of the Falklands as a lucrative oil prospect.“Today’s news doesn’t have any decisive impact on the Falkland Islands as a whole, in terms of their viability as a petroleum province but it raises issues specifically for Desire,” said Mirabaud Securities analyst Alex Martinos.A large discovery made by Rockhopper at its Sea Lion well in the Falklands in 2010 has raised hopes that a new hydrocarbon basin will be opened up, but so far no other firm has managed to strike commercial oil.Exploration in the area has sparked protests from Argentina, which claims sovereignty over the islands. Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img KCS-content Desire hit as it fails to find Falklands oil Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

DraftKings scores new partnership with NBA’s Pistons

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Marketing Topics: Sports betting Marketing Email Address 30th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sports betting and fantasy sports provider DraftKings has agreed a partnership National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise the Detroit Pistons. In addition, Pistons fans will have the opportunity to win a range of prizes, such as a Pistons away game trip, a ‘Court of Dreams’ group event held at Little Caesars Arena and a ‘Piston for the Day’ VIP experience. DraftKings scores new partnership with NBA’s Pistons The operator will have access to Pistons trademarks and logos, as well as benefit from branded courtside LED signage and in-game basket pad branding at the team’s Little Caesars Arena. DraftKings will serve as the team’s exclusive official daily fantasy sports partner, as well as an official sports betting and igaming partner of the franchise. Regions: US Tags: DraftKings Detroit Pistons Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal comes ahead of DraftKings’ planned launch of mobile sports betting and online gambling in the state of Michigan, pending licensure and regulatory approval.last_img read more

Southern California Episcopalians respond to wildfires

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Bob WilliamsPosted Nov 13, 2018 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Fire damaged the grounds of the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, California. Photo courtesy of Susan Anderson[Diocese of Los Angeles] At least 11 homes of Southern California Episcopalians have been lost in the raging Woolsey and Hill brush fires that displaced some 200,000 residents and burned more than 83,000 acres, with flames racing to the driveways and parking lots of parish properties in Malibu, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks but sparing church buildings.Ten homes of parishioners of St. Aidan’s Church in Malibu, and one home of members of Epiphany Church, Oak Park, were destroyed, according to reports from leaders of the local congregations.Pastoral and practical response continues in a united effort of clergy and laity in the region, joined by Bishop John Harvey Taylor, Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy, together with the diocesan disaster relief task force, chaired by the Very Rev. Michael Bamberger, rector of Ascension Church, Sierra Madre, and dean of diocesan Deanery 5.Contributions to the diocesan Fire and Mudslide Relief Fund may be made online here. Priority is placed on disbursement of aid to the region’s low-income and otherwise most vulnerable who might not otherwise receive relief amid the disaster.As prayers encouraged by the bishops and clergy ascended across the diocese, firefighters doused the property of Thousand Oaks’ St. Patrick’s Church on Friday, Nov. 9, protecting it from devastation, reported the Rev. George Daisa, rector, who had the evening before been a leader in the city hall prayer vigil responding to the Nov. 8 shooting deaths of 13 at the nearby Borderline Bar and Grill. Sunday services were conducted in the church.In Oak Park, flames charred landscaping and vegetation around Epiphany Church, located on Churchwood Drive, where several homes did not survive the blaze. Neither the church buildings nor the congregation’s vineyard suffered damage, said the Rev. Greg Brown, vicar. Parishioners were able to visit the church and gather for services.In Malibu, the Rev. Joyce Stickney, vicar of St. Aidan’s Church, is mobilizing support for profoundly affected parishioners. She called the sparing of the church buildings and adjacent clergy residence a true miracle. She expressed gratitude for the members of the Malibu Muslim community who have called hourly with offers of food, housing and other support for St. Aidan’s parishioners.Stickney added that that St. Aidan, a seventh-century bishop from the island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea, has been considered a protector against wildfires, his name meaning “fire” in Gaelic.Due to mandatory evacuation orders still in effect, services were not held at the newly remodeled Malibu church on Nov. 11 but are expected to resume on Nov. 18, Stickney said, with a dedication of the renovated sanctuary set for Nov. 25.In neighboring communities including Pacific Palisades, parishioners and clergy had “go bags” packed and ready for evacuation on a moment’s notice.The Woolsey fire follows nearly one year after other devastating firestorms in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and the disastrous Montecito mudslide last January. The recent blaze burned concurrently with the Camp Fire in the northern California town of Paradise, where at least 29 people died, 200 went missing, and 6,700 structures were destroyed.The diocese will continue to monitor and report on congregational and diocesan responses to the fire disaster.– Bob Williams is canon for common life in the Diocese of Los Angeles and a former director of Episcopal News Service. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Southern California Episcopalians respond to wildfires Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Coach Delgado leaves Apopka High School

first_img Riverdale High School (Ft. Myers) names James Delgado Head Football CoachJames Delgado, the Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator since 2011 at Apopka High School, is leaving to take a job as Head Coach of Riverdale High School in Ft. Myers.“As of today, it’s official. I have accepted a head coaching position at Riverdale High School in Fort Myers,” Delgado posted on his Facebook page. “I am so incredibly thankful and humbled by God’s grace in my life. Leaving the wonderful players and people of Apopka is not an easy decision but I’m confident that it’s time for me to take all of the things I’ve learned leading up to this moment and apply them towards the betterment of others.It’s time to make an impact in Southwest Florida.”The Riverdale Raiders had a 2-7 record this season.In his time as an assistant coach at Apopka, they have made three additional state championship appearances, winning in 2012 and 2014. In 2013, Delgado helped lead an Apopka offense that set a state record of 752 pts (50 ppg/15 games) & 6,000 yards rushing. While at Apopka, he developed some of the nation’s top offensive linemen in Martez Ivey and Ty Darlington. (Ivey – University of Florida, Army All-American, Army Lineman of the Year, Army Player of the Year, 1st Team All Florida HS Team, #1 Offensive Tackle in the Nation (Rivals and ESPN 300), #2 Overall recruit (Rivals) (Darlington – Oklahoma University, Army All American, 1st Team All Florida Team, #1 Offensive Center in the Nation (247Sports and Rivals), Winner of Campbell Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy, named honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated, All-Big 12 First Team by league’s coaches, named Academic All-Big 12 First Team).Delgado, 31, comes from a rich pedigree of head coaches having worked with Rick Darlington (Apopka), Doug Nichols (Osceola), Jeff Rolson (Osceola), and Kelly Scott (Webber International University). Delgado is a graduate of Apopka High School and played on the 2001 state championship team (the school’s first championship).He has also produced three simultaneous individual 1,000 yard rushers, per season, for three consecutive years (2015, 2014, and 2013). Delgado’s offensive line paved the way to break the individual single season rushing record for Apopka High School, 2,371 yards, in 2013.While at Apopka, Delgado was voted the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Delgado has also coached at Osceola High School serving as their Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator and Offensive Line coach. While at Osceola, Delgado was voted the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year. Throughout his high school career he has had the unique opportunity to place athletes from multiple positions at every collegiate level and he has created a multitude of relationships with college recruiters.He has also competed in the Florida State Playoffs in every year of his tenure. He played college football at Webber International University as an offensive lineman and served as a team captain.After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in finance, he served the university as a football coach and recruiter. In that time he earned his Master’s Degree in Sport Management.The Riverdale High School Football Team went 2-7 this season. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka High SchoolJames DelgadoRiverdale High School Previous articleThe hottest toy on the 2016 Christmas gift marketNext articleSurvival Tips for Holiday Travel Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

McKinley wins Champion of Justice Award

first_img The Anatomy of Fear The VOICE of JusticeHonored for his work to combat domestic violence by Harbor House of Central FloridaOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it’s a subject that is all too often set aside despite the traumatic effects it can have on an individual experiencing this heinous, and demoralizing attack. The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence can cast a long shadow. Too many individuals, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, circumstance, or race, face the pain and fear of domestic violence. But organizations like Harbor House shine a light on this violation of the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse.Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have suffered from domestic violence by an intimate partner. All people deserve to feel safe with loved ones, and Harbor House is committed to eliminating this scourge and supporting survivors’ healing — and ensuring that survivors and their families have access to the resources, care, and support they need to do so.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, Michelle Sperzel, CEO of Harbor House and Antony Cardoza, Harbor House Board member (far right) stand with Michael McKinley, the 2017 recipient of the Champion of Justice Award. McKinley is the Chief of Police at the Apopka Police Department. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChampion of Justice AwardHarbor House of Central FloridaThe VOICE of Justice Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morningNext articleWhatever happened to acts of kindness? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harbor House of Central Florida offers more than emergency shelter, court injunctions and a hotline. They are there before the desperate calls to 911, before abusers lash out in anger. Their goal is to prevent – and end – domestic abuse through education. They attempt to reach and teach everyone from children to business leaders to “Recognize, Respond and Refer”.Harbor House is determined to break the cycle of domestic abuse from one generation to the next. Preventing abuse means everyone has to recognize what a healthy relationship is in addition to the warning signs of an unhealthy one. Healthy communities are ones that do not tolerate abuse and speak out when they see it.And Michael McKinley has been on the front lines of the fight to end domestic violence for his entire career.McKinley, the Chief of the Apopka Police Department, was recognized as the 2017 Champion for Justice by Harbor House of Central Florida. Chief McKinley was honored for his work in leading efforts by the APD to combat domestic violence in the Apopka community.“I am humbled and honored to receive this award and to be recognized by Harbor House,” said McKinley. “There are many Champions of Justice in law enforcement and although I am receiving this award, I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize that this award is the result of the hard work the men and women of the Apopka Police Department do every day to fight domestic violence. They are champions of justice in their own rights and support all the initiatives the Apopka Police Department does to combat and bring awareness to domestic violence. As I accept this award, I am accepting it for all those in the Criminal Justice System who stand and fight every day to address domestic violence.”Throughout his career that spans three decades, McKinley has seen far too much domestic violence, and recognizes the effects it can have on a family.“I was fortunate growing up and was not exposed to domestic violence. It was not until I became a law enforcement officer that I truly learned what domestic violence was about. Since becoming a law enforcement officer and seeing the effects of domestic violence on its victims and our community, domestic violence has become personal and that is why I have endeavored throughout my career to support domestic violence programs and assist victims of domestic violence.”McKinley has assisted victims of domestic violence and ensured they had access to the resources they need to help them get out of their abusive relationship, but it was during his time on a domestic violence task force that he became even more focused on the issue.“At the beginning of my career, statutes did not support law enforcements intervention in domestic violence cases. Through organizations such as Harbor House our statutes have evolved and law enforcement now has the resources needed to intervene. This is why throughout my career I have attended many training courses on domestic violence and its effects on the family. I was fortunate to be a member of Mayor Jacobs’ domestic violence task force. While on it, I chaired the 911 to arrest subcommittee. As a law enforcement executive, I strive to ensure our first responders and support personnel receive the training and support they need to effectively address domestic violence in our community.”According to McKinley, the fight against domestic violence is a team effort that includes law enforcement, and organizations like Harbor House.“It is important that law enforcement agencies partner with Harbor House in order to ensure victims of domestic violence receive the support and services they need. Although I am honored and humbled to be recognized as the Champion of Justice, we cannot forget that the true Champion of Domestic Violence prevention is Harbor House. Their Board of Directors, their community partners and all their wonderful staff do a great job brining awareness to the fight against domestic violence. Without Harbor House many of the strides we have made in combating domestic violence over the years would not have been possible. Harbor House is a tremendous resource for law enforcement and it’s an honor to partner with them in the fight against domestic violence.”According to McKinley, everyone can be a champion in fighting domestic violence. It is important that the community realize that no one should have to live in a violent relationship and it will take all of us working together to stop the violence.“It starts by supporting organizations such as Harbor House,” he said. “Everyone can get involved, not just with financial support but also by volunteering at the many events Harbor House has throughout the year to bring attention and awareness to combating domestic violence.”A community’s character is tested whenever the injustice of domestic violence is tolerated. When anyone is targeted by someone they place their trust in, everyone has a responsibility to speak up. Everyone has a role to play in building a bright and safe future for each other and for future generations.To donate to, or volunteer with Harbor House, go here.If you are in danger or wish to speak with an advocate, please call:24-HOUR HARBOR HOUSE CRISIS HOTLINE (407) 886-2856, or by visiting Or the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: +1 (800) 500-1119, or by visiting its website. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE, or by visiting Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

SJRWMD delivers online educational adventures for all ages, including about Lake…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Videos on the District’s YouTube channel feature otters, manatees, the journey of a water sample, highlights of District public lands and much more: and parent-teachers also are invited to reach out to Mitchell at [email protected] with questions or to schedule an online lesson.Join the conversation on social media: #sjrwmd #thegreatwaterodyssey #waterconservation #WaterLessSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Photo from St. Johns River Water Management District The District’s online water education resources can help teachers, homeschoolers and lifelong learners discover more about Florida’s water resources through webinars, at-home activities, videos and moreFrom the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictIf you’re looking for educational resources for kids through adults, take an online adventure into the world of water by visiting the St. Johns River Water Management District’s updated educational webpages. The District’s online water education resources can help teachers, homeschoolers and lifelong learners discover more about Florida’s water resources through webinars, at-home activities, videos and more.Resources include video lessons about the Floridan aquifer system, prescribed fire, harvesting rough fish to improve water quality, water pollution and “critters” in stormwater ponds and natural waterways. These videos enhance current educational resources on the District’s website,, including hands-on activities, educational videos with self-grading quizzes, coloring sheets, vocabulary words, stories to read and interactive cartoon adventures in the world of water.Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, a District public communications coordinator, leads the agency’s educational outreach program. She hosts regular free webinars on a variety of water-related topics. Upcoming webinars include Lake Apopka’s Submerged Aquatic Habitat Restoration on Aug. 27 and Protecting the Environment through Agricultural Innovation on Sept. 10. Register at available through the District’s website are:The Great Water OdysseySM, a fun, interactive way for Florida’s students to learn about water resources and their protection and conservation. Odyssey includes components of science, geography, social studies, reading, technology and math.An introduction to district mascot Raleigh Otter, a tour of the St. Johns River and overview of water management in Florida: the Indian River Lagoon from the perspective of lagoon natives Sebastian and Lucie Snook, with information on seagrasses, mangroves and other unique lagoon tidbits: about the different kinds of aquatic macroinvertebrates and how they are indicators of water quality: collection of activity and coloring sheets to download, reading comprehension activities and lesson plans with videos: TAGSAdultsAt-home ActivitiesEducationalkidsOnline ResourcesSJRWMDSt. Johns River Water Management DistrictWebinars Previous articleWhat’s powering Apple’s $2T valuation, and where it’s headedNext articleRachel’s story: COVID-19 hits hardest for parents with kids; here’s how to help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

New Training to Deal With Farm Stress

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News New Training to Deal With Farm Stress New Training to Deal With Farm Stress SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 28, 2020 It’s estimated that 1 out of every 5 US adults is facing some sort of mental health issue. That would include over half a million farmers, but many experts believe the numbers for farmers are probably higher than that.“Those who engage in farming have higher rates of depression and anxiety, higher psychological distress than the general population,” said Dr. Courtney Cuthbertson with University of Illinois Extension.She’s one of the developers of a new online stress training program intended for not just people who deal with farmers, like lenders or USDA personnel, but producers themselves. It’s called “Rural Resilience Farm Stress Training”.The training will help producers who constantly deal with things that are out of their control like the weather and the markets.“So, being able to engage in this course online can help us to say, ‘Okay- well if we’re not able to control these other things, what are the things that we can control and how can we reach out and get support?’ So, in the course, participants do learn signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, how to effectively communicate with people experiencing stress, and how to activate relevant resources.”The training allows you to go at your own pace. It will take around three and a half hours to complete. And the cost to enroll is completely free. The training can be found here. Facebook Twitter Previous articleCoronavirus Relief Includes $20 Billion for AgricultureNext articleGet People to Eat More Beef Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Presidential speeches should have to be broadcast by just one station

first_img Receive email alerts February 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential speeches should have to be broadcast by just one station News Follow the news on Venezuela News A milestone in government misuse of the broadcast media was reached when President Hugo Chávez delivered his 2,000th networked speech or “cadena” yesterday on the 11th anniversary of the start of his first term.The “cadenas” are nowadays enforced under the 2004 Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law (Ley Resorte), which in theory just ensures that the government and state agencies are given broadcast time for public announcements.In practice, the law allows the president to deliver long-winded speeches that are broadcast simultaneously on all the terrestrial TV stations and some of the cable ones. Under pain of a heavy fine or suspension, the stations concerned have to transmit a networked signal provided by the main state broadcaster, Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).President Chávez’s total time on the air in the course of the 2,000 “cadenas” adds up to around two months of non-stop talking. This does not include the show called “Aló Presidente,” which Chávez himself hosts every Sunday on VTV.The latest episode in the government’s war with RCTV Internacional (RCTVI) has underscored the problem posed by the “cadenas.” What right does the president, who already has his own Sunday programme, have to inflict his speeches on so many stations when one would suffice? Especially when he can impose a “cadena” whenever he likes and for as long as he likes. Used in this manner, the “cadenas” violate each station’s right to choose its own programming, the right to a pluralist debate, and every viewer and listener’s freedom of choice.A public figure must accept being the target of criticism and caricature. It is true that some privately-owned media went too far when they supported an attempted coup against Chávez in April 2002 but that is now being used by the government as an argument for punishing them by means of the “cadenas.”It is also used as a justification for bringing systematic charges against outspoken media, for deliberately branding mistakes as lies, and for identifying any criticism of the government as “conspiracy against the state.”The most recent example of this came on 29 January, when communication and information minister Blanca Eeckhout accused the daily Tal Cual of camouflaging “calls for violence” as humour. She was alluding to columnist Laureano Márquez, whose satirical comments have angered the president’s office in the past and cost the newspaper fines totalling 50,000 dollars.Similar accusations were made against Miguel Ángel Rodríguez of RCTVI when the station was temporarily barred from broadcasting by cable.The current climate of polarisation has fuelled a series of demonstrations by students in which two students were killed and at least five journalists were injured or attacked.(Photo : AFP) to go further New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas center_img News August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Help by sharing this information News January 13, 2021 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

US laboratories appeal Ruth Morrissey ruling

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtHealthUS laboratories appeal Ruth Morrissey rulingBy Bernie English – May 16, 2019 244 TAGSCervical CheckCourthealthHSELimerick City and CountyNews Ruth Morrissey with her husband Paul after the High Court judgement.A SENIOR HSE clinician has come in for scathing criticism after he suggested that a court judgement could halt the cervical screening programme.The controversy erupted as two US laboratories involved in the scheme appealed the landmark judgement in the case of terminally ill Limerick woman, Ruth Morrissey who was awarded a €2.1 million settlement last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Morrisey’s solicitor, Cian O’Carroll, described comments by HSE Women and Infant Programme Director, Dr Peter McKenna about the possibility of the withdrawal of screening programmes, as “almost vindictive.”“The issue here is that you have a senior manager in the HSE, Dr Peter McKenna, alluding to the fact that at a crisis meeting calls were made to shut down screening. Now that sounds almost vindictive to me.“That is totally unnecessary and unjustified based on this court judgment which is nothing new. The test hasn’t changed. Why should Irish women not be entitled to the same standards of care in their screening that their sisters in the UK are?” he asked on RTÉ radio’s News at One.”However, Health Minister Simon Harris said the screening programme should not be stopped, even on a temporary basis.US laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and MedLabs have both sought leave to appeal a €2.1 million judgement against them and the HSE on foot of a case taken by Ms Morrissey and her husband Paul. The appeal is to the Supreme court.Allowing the appeal, Mr Justice Kevin Cross granted a stay on his final judgement providing €700,000 is paid to the 37-year-old mother of a seven year old girl immediately.The couple sued after Ms Morrisey developed cancer following a misreading of her CervicalCheck smear tests.The HSE were found culpable to the tune of €10,000 for failing to inform the Monaleen woman of the results of an audit of her tests. Thay had admitted liability in the non-disclosure aspect.She won her case against the HSE and the two US laboratories in relation to the testing of her cervical smear slides in 2009 and 2012 in the landmark action relating to the CervicalCheck controversy.In his ruling last week, Mr Justice Cross stated that “absolute confidence” is the screeners’ practical duty in relation to their analysis of what was on a slide. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack center_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’ Facebook Previous articleListen: Limerick Post News Roundup May 18, 2019Next articleThere’s still a job to be done on the right to work Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Emaillast_img read more