Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£3k to invest in the FTSE 100? I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares in an ISA today

first_img The FTSE 100’s recent decline means there’s a wide range of cheap UK shares available to buy today. While they could experience difficult operating conditions in the short run that further disrupt their share price performances, over the long run they may offer recovery potential as the economy improves.With that in mind, here are two large-cap shares that appear to offer wide margins of safety. They could be worth buying in an ISA with £3k, or any other amount, today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…An undervalued stock relative to cheap UK sharesHSBC’s (LSE: HSBA) 50% stock price fall in 2020 means that it appears to offer good value for money relative to other cheap UK shares. The bank’s shares now trade on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 9. This suggests that they offer a wide margin of safety.That may be necessary in the short run, as the company faces a challenging set of operating conditions. Global economic growth remains uncertain, while low interest rates across much of the world economy could limit profit growth in the coming months.In response, HSBC is cutting costs through measures such as headcount reduction and reorganising its operating divisions. This could strengthen its financial outlook. And its focus on major Asian economies may mean it has more robust prospects versus other FTSE 100-listed banks that are focused on Europe.As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business within a diversified portfolio of cheap UK shares. It could offer recovery potential as the world economic outlook improves.A recovering FTSE 100 share with room to growBerkeley Group (LSE: BKG) could be another buying opportunity among cheap UK shares. The FTSE 100 housebuilder’s shares have moved higher in recent months, due to an improving outlook for the housing market. However, they continue to trade at a relatively attractive price. For example, they have a forward P/E ratio of 12.8.The UK still has a chronic housing shortage. With low interest rates expected to remain in place over the long run and confidence in the housing market returning, the company may enjoy improving operating conditions. Its net cash pile of over £1bn suggests that it has the financial means to survive if economic conditions worsen. Meanwhile, its portfolio of large regeneration developments could lead to a relatively robust profit outlook in the coming years.Berkeley’s generous shareholder returns programme means that it could yield up to 4.5%, depending on whether it focuses on dividends or share buybacks. Therefore, it may have relative appeal at a time when there are many cheap UK shares on offer. This could help it to outperform the FTSE 100, and make a positive impact on your ISA’s performance in the long run. £3k to invest in the FTSE 100? I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares in an ISA today I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Monday, 5th October, 2020 | More on: BKG HSBA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Peter Stephens owns shares of Berkeley Group Holdings and HSBC Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Preachers offer comfort, challenge and humor in the face of…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA 2017 Hurricanes, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Hurricane Harvey Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ September 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm This I believe: God understands if you’re worried in the midst of a hurricane, it’s a lie to say that “[God’s] not waking up because he’s growing you up” after Harvey’s wrath, and it is not a divine “compliment” if your circumstances aren’t turning around yet and the “winds are still blowing, the waves are still rocking.” For those who are twitchy about Joel Osteen’s sermon on Sunday, and for those who love it, my sermon in the same City of Houston included these words: “Certain things unfold in the history of the world or in our own personal experiences that cause doubts not only about God’s goodness but also about God’s very existence. And those who rush to God’s defense often make matters worse with hurtful words of false comfort. At times they dishonor God’s holy name more than ecclesiastical outlaws who raise their fists to heaven in moral outrage over innocent suffering.” https://neilwillard.com/2017/09/03/harveys-wrath-the-problem-of-evil/ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Preachers offer comfort, challenge and humor in the face of Harvey Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL The Rev. James Derkits, rector of Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas, said Sept. 3 that people there were “living out the teaching of Romans.” Photo: Jennifer Wickham via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Sometimes, it is the simplest words that work the best. That, and some humor.“So.”“Wow.”“What a week.”That is how the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, began his Sept. 3 sermon. Like many preachers faced with the task of bringing the word of God to bear on the experience of Hurricane Harvey, Levenson combined simple comfort laced with humor and biblical interpretation with a call to ministry.When he asked his congregation how they were doing and there was what seemed to be a positive murmuring reply, Levenson said gently, “Yeah, you’re all lying.”He elicited a good laugh.At Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas, near where Harvey first struck on Aug. 25, the Rev. James Derkits described in his sermon a typical conversation.“ ’Hey, how’re you doing?’ ”“ ’Oh, holding up all right.’ ”“And then we cry for a minute. And then we say, ‘OK, back to work.’ ”“We’re just going to keep on doing that,” Derkits said.He admitted that he didn’t know if he could preach that day. “I wasn’t sure I could say one word without crying,” said Derkits, whose family lost much when Harvey destroyed the rectory. He has been helping to lead recovery efforts in his town.At St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Houston, the rector, the Rev. Rob Price, confessed that he had been busy that week with “the work of doing the word of God and I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to prepare for preaching upon the word of God.”Luckily, he said, the lectionary came to the rescue. The appointed readings included the story of Moses standing on holy ground before the burning bush to receive God’s call to lead his people out of misery, Paul’s exhortation to the Romans not to lag in zeal and be ardent in spirit as they serve the Lord, and Jesus’ call to his disciples to take up their cross and follow him.Price said he had seen St. Dunstan parishioners engaged in “simple acts of love that will persist long after the media has left Houston.” And, he pledged that “we will be walking with our [church] family and your friends for as long as it takes.”At St. Martin’s, Levenson told his congregation that God was everywhere while Harvey was submerging Houston under nearly 52 inches of rain, whether they themselves suffered damage or had to be rescued – or not. He urged his listeners to act.“In the wake of nature’s havoc, now comes the work of God. You, as you stand before him in prayer, are like Moses,” he said, telling them they have the opportunity to show the world that they are the body of Christ. “You, as you allow genuine love to pour out of you. You, as you show others you’re his disciples by loving” the people in their communities.He warned against despair. “You can allow this storm to define you in such a way that you are frozen and stagnant, or you can allow this storm to pass through us and over us, because as its waters recede, even slowly in some places, life will begin again,” Levenson said.The waters of baptism are stronger that Harvey’s flood, he said, urging the congregation to transplant the holy ground of their worship space into the community. “My friends, it’s what we’re called to do,” he said.That ministry will help rebuild Harvey-hit areas, preachers said.A thank-you sign hangs outside a downtown hotel in Houston that is housing emergency response teams in the aftermath of Harvey. Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.” Photo: REUTERS/Mike BlakeAt St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockport, Texas, also near where Harvey first came on land, the Rev. Jim Friedel pointed to symbolic new growth. “When I returned from evacuating a few days ago, every single tree was bare,” he said. “But today, if you look closely at the oak trees on our church grounds, new leaves are budding.”Friedel held Eucharist in the church’s parking lot in muggy weather under a blazing sun. During the readings, a neighboring congregation could be heard singing “Bless the Lord, my soul.”“We have an opportunity to respond in a way that will give new life,” the rector said as helicopters droned overhead.Reminding worshippers that God heard the cries of the Israelites, Friedel said “he has heard our cries and the cries of this community. We have suffered, and now with grateful hearts, we will press forward.”The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, also used the image of communities being stripped bare but beginning to show new life. In a Sept. 3 blog post, he described what Houston looked like “after the world ended.”“In the wake of disaster, beyond the wilderness, when everything is stripped bare, the God whom fire cannot consume and water cannot drown comes to us and says, ‘I will send you,’ ” he wrote. “God is calling now – us, this cathedral, this community of disciples – and he does not send us alone. We are Christ Church together, and we will see the dawn.”Eucharist at Trinity by the Sea in neighboring Port Aransas took place with the sounds of recovery in the background. Derkits thanked the police chief, mayor and city manager for being at the service, and for their leadership.He said that Paul could have found on the battered streets of Port Aransas the basis for the inventory of Christian behavior that he gave to the Romans.“This is what the kingdom of God looks like; this is what the Son of Man coming into his kingdom looks like,” Derkits said. “People are reaching out in love to each other and so we are living out this gospel teaching and we are living out the teaching of Romans.”Earlier in the service, Derkits gathered children around the baptismal font and showed them shells he had found along the hurricane-littered beach. He called them treasures that Harvey had washed up, adding that they were symbols of what was happening in their city.“We’ve had this challenging terrible hurricane that’s come through and all these treasures have been stirred up in people’s hearts,” he said, explaining how residents and volunteers alike were taking care of the city and of each other.He asked each child to take a shell to serve “as a reminder to watch out for the treasures because even though we’ve had a hard time and it’s going to be a rough road ahead, there’s lots of good treasures out there to be had.”Diocese of Texas Bishop Andy Doyle told the congregation at St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church in Houston that seeing Episcopalians helping their communities was among the most joyous parts of his job.“Nothing shows me the kingdom and God’s love for us more than the work you all have undertaken in the last week and the work that is before you,” he said in his sermon. “And it would be easy to say we don’t have the resources or we don’t know what we’re doing. We’re not professionals. We don’t know about remediation. But that does not stop the kingdom of God.“God gives us a spirit to walk into the breach and change people’s lives. Christ’s church is at its best when it puts down all its mightiness, when it puts down all its victory, when it puts down its ‘church knows all’ attitude. And instead, it is at its best when it rolls up its sleeves and creates a new community out of generosity, hospitality, vulnerability and love.”To the east, the Rev. Sharon A. Alexander, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recalled for her congregation Hurricane Katrina in 2005, last year’s so-called 1,000-year flood in Baton Rouge and her city’s deep economic connections to Texas through the energy and chemical industries.“They extended their help to us last year after our flood. It is our turn to return the favor. It is not in our DNA at Trinity to ignore the suffering of others,” she said of Texans. “You all have demonstrated many times qualities set forth in today’s passage from Romans: hope, zeal, prayer, hospitality – these are keys to the kingdom that we have inherited from St. Peter.”Alexander said Trinity will use those keys to help people in the Beaumont, Texas area. She asked parishioners to ask in their prayers “how we can be bearers of Jesus’ compassion and hope, as we were once the receivers of these holy gifts.”Preachers as far away as California spoke of Harvey. The Rev. Peggy Bryan, pastoral assistant at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in Saratoga, California, described how her two sons and their families, spared from the flooding in Houston, had taken in evacuees – human, dog and guinea pig. In part, she said, their actions reciprocated the help they received in the wake of Hurricane Rita in September 2005.Bryan noted that both CNN and Breitbart News had acknowledged this sort of volunteerism on the part of ordinary people. “Seriously, if those two news sources can spin the same direction, even for a fleeting moment, there is hope,” she said. “And it’s not hope for more unifying disasters but hope we can pursue bold love and courageous hospitality, so one divine day it’s not radical, but natural.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service.last_img read more

Diocese of Colombo to plant 20,000 trees in day-long environmental…

first_imgDiocese of Colombo to plant 20,000 trees in day-long environmental push Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm This is a beautiful environmental-social-economic investment. The area in desperate need for a similar investment is the West Bank where olive trees(and also other fruit, almond trees) have been savagely burned, uprooted by Jewish settlers. Certainly such an investment would demonstrate pro-active support and compassionate action for the Palestinian villagers who have been subjected to such settler actions for generations while the trees are the “lifeblood” of Palestinian ancestry for thousands of years! We Episcopalians must demonstrate, initiate this critical action Now and sustain for future plantings and generations! [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo has launched a major environmental protection scheme which will see 20,000 trees planted on a single day in 2019. A “trial run” will see 2000 trees planted on 24 September 2018 ahead of the main Plant Trees, Plant Life event on 14 September 2019. A whole range of organizations are taking part in the event, including churches, the diocesan youth department, church schools, the Mothers’ Union and the government’s forestry department – the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.“Why ‘Plant Trees?’”, the Diocese said on its Facebook page, “We plant trees as an act of obedience to God. This makes it a spiritual experience. Being concerned for our environment is being concerned for what God cares for.”Already, some 100 trees were planted when the event was launched last month on World Environmental day – 5 June – at St Thomas’ College in Mount Lavinia. Churches across the diocese also planted trees on that day in preparation for the main event in 2019.Full article here. 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Red Cross partners with BT to launch global disaster relief programme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Red Cross partners with BT to launch global disaster relief programme Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News Investing £300,000 in essential IT and communications technology needed to deliver proactive disaster relief worldwideBT today announced a three-year partnership with the British Red Cross in support of disaster relief worldwide. BT, the first global communications company ever to partner with the British Red Cross in this capacity, will provide support through a three-year programme, providing £100,000 each year. This partnership will directly benefit communities across the globe that have been impacted by natural disasters, human conflict and other social, political and economic factors, through proactive disaster relief.The funding will go towards essential emergency satellite telephones, IT equipment and GPS systems for relief vehicles, across the world. BT’s support will help to increase the speed and rate of deployment of the Red Cross’ Emergency Response Units (ERUs). This is becoming increasingly essential as the number of global disasters, and the demand for swifter access to information, increases.With the help of BT, ERUs can be in the field within 24/48 hours, and set up communications within an hour in the initial stages of an emergency. BT will also donate the skills and expertise of its employees, through specific volunteering activities with the Red Cross IT and Telecommunications emergency roster, and will fund their training programme.In 2006 alone, the British Red Cross responded to 16 worldwide disasters, including the Java earthquake; food security crises in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia; floods in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia Montenegro; mudslides in the Philippines and the Middle East crisis.François Barrault, CEO, BT Global Services, said: “The problem with disaster relief is that it is often reactive and funds are raised following a disaster. This is where BT can really make a difference. By being proactive and funding a three-year programme, BT and the British Red Cross can ensure that the relevant equipment and skills are ready so that relief can be deployed anywhere in the world as quickly as possible.”Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross said: “Our aim is to extend our capacity to help those in disaster struck areas, whether we are responding to natural or other humanitarian disasters. This partnership with BT will enable us to increase the speed and reach of our emergency response units in the field, making us better equipped to support the most vulnerable people in crisis across the globe.”BT has a presence across 170 countries and disaster relief is an important element of its community investment strategy. This partnership builds on BT’s existing CSR activities and current disaster relief support through the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) and is a natural extension of BT’s own Emergency Response and Civil Resilience Team, which has donated emergency satellite telephone equipment and expert installation teams to disaster zones such as the earthquake in Pakistan and the tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia in the past. The partnership brings the opportunity to share learning and technical expertise going forward to deliver a more effective response to disasters.EndsNotes to editors:The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.www.redcross.org.ukBT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international telecommunications services; higher-value broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbtFor further information, please contact:Mandy GeorgeBritish Red Cross020 7877 [email protected]  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Common Reading author to speak to students

first_imgTwitter Wes Moore, the author of TCU’s latest common reading, spoke on campus last month. Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ printThis year’s TCU Common Reading author is coming to TCU tomorrow, Oct. 26.Wes Moore, the author of “The Other Wes Moore,” will be speaking in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom from 4:00-5:00 p.m.Wes Moore is not only an author, but also an Army com­bat vet­eran, youth advocate, social entre­pre­neur, and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Win­frey Net­work.“The Other Wes Moore” became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Jour­nal best seller in 2010. This year it was chosen as the Common Reading for first-year students, designed to bring them together as a class and facilitate discussion.“We are so excited to have Wes here, he’s a very engaging and powerful speaker,” said Laura Shaw, Operations Coordinator of Student Development Services. “I think he will talk a little bit about his background, but also about what he has done since then, so students will get to see where he is today and see what he is most passionate about.”Shaw was one of many on the board that chose the Common Reading for this year’s first-year students.“We have the Common Reading committee which is composed of faculty members and staff members,” Shaw said. “Each year we come to the table and bring books we think would be interesting.”Shaw said “The Other Wes Moore” was an instant favorite among faculty and staff that had heard Moore speak before and found him highly engaging.Although the event is geared toward first-year students, Shaw said all are welcome to attend.“His message is so important, him being an African American male in Baltimore,” Shaw said. “This is a crisis that our nation is seeing right now and he has a firsthand account of it, so I think it would be helpful for people to hear his story and his take on everything.”Moore’s keynote speech will be followed by a roundtable discussion. Honors students, faculty, and graduate students will have the opportunity to discuss some of the issues presented in “The Other Wes Moore.” Students will also discuss potential solutions to the social, racial, and educational problems presented in the book.In addition, Student Development Services will be hosting a dinner in honor of Wes Moore. He will be in attendance to answer questions that students or faculty have.Shaw said there were a limited number of open seats and decided to include mainly first-year students.“We focused on first year students,” Shaw said. “We invited faculty and staff who led Common Reading. We really focused on the class of community scholars and chancellor’s scholars,” Shaw said.Although both the round table discussion and dinner are exclusive events, Shaw said that everyone could learn a lot from Moore’s message during his keynote speech.“I’m not exactly sure what he will be talking about, but it will be a great message,” Shaw said.Students interested in attending Wes Moore’s speech tomorrow can get a ticket here. Facebook TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ + posts Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. Linkedin Previous articleSuspected gas leak near UCC lot causes bad smellNext article‘Matters of State’ are at TCU this week Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU parking: No room on the asphalt ReddIt Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam Emily Laff Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitterlast_img read more

Students earn A.C.E. awards

first_img Students earn A.C.E. awards You Might Like TAC brings ‘Broadway Boys’ to town today With the Troy Arts Council punching the tickets, Pike Countians don’t have to go to New York City for a… read more Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “One of our nominees overcame an injury that caused total blindness and trauma to the brain. The other nominee overcame grief over the loss of a parent and is a cancer survivor. We congratulate both of our nominees. They are truly overcomers and we would be proud to have either of them represent the Troy Exchange Club. However, we could only select one.”Troy Exchange Club’s 2016 A.C.E. Award was presented to Jacquerean Marshall, whom Aman said is a very worthy recipient of the Troy Exchange Club’s 9th Annual A.C.E. award.Marshall said he wants to help his community and the world in so many ways,“One of the things I’m most interested in is mentoring children and adults to do the right thing and hang out with good, not bad, to make the right decisions,” he said. “I would like the chance to talk with kids in groups or one on one about problems they have. I want them to learn from my mistakes.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skipcenter_img Jacquerean Marshall, Charles Henderson High School, received the Troy Exchange Club’s 2016 A.C.E Award. He received a plaque and a check for $1,000. He is eligible to compete for the district A.C.E. Award. Morgan Grissette, Pike County High School, was also nominated for the award. Diane Aman, club A.C.E. committee chair presented the award. Not pictured, Mary Pettway from Goshen High School.Each year, the Troy Exchange Club presents the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award to a senior who is selected from the nominees from the high schools in Pike County.At its May meeting, this year’s nominees, Morgan Grissette, Pike County High School, and Jacquerean Marshall, Charles Henderson High School, were presented to the club membership. Mary Pettway, Goshen High School was nominated but not in attendance.Diane Aman, A.C.E. committee chair, said the annual ward recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation.“The selection of an award winner was a tough job and I appreciate the committee’s attention to detail and the careful consideration of each of our A.C.E. nominees,” Aman said. “Both nominees are deserving of the A.C.E. award. Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Print Article By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Marshall’s plans are to pursue a bachelor’s degree and help others succeed in life.In congratulating Marshall and Grissette, Aman said, contrary to popular belief, the lives of all students aren’t easy.“When obstacles come, the easy thing to do is drop out,” she said. “Our nominees for the 9th Annual A.C.E. award did not choose the easy way. They chose to do whatever it took to overcome the obstacles that life set before them. And, I’m extremely pleased to be able to call them overcomers. They are deserving students, who with great determination and perseverance, overcame all odds. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

The structure, biological activity and biogeochemistry of cryoconite aggregates upon an Arctic valley glacier: Longyearbreen, Svalbard

first_imgGlacier surfaces support unique microbial food webs dominated by organic and inorganic debris called ‘cryoconite’. Observations from Longyearbreen, Spitsbergen, show how these aggregate particles can develop an internal structure following the cementation of mineral grains (mostly quartz and dolomite) by filamentous microorganisms. Measurements of carbon and dissolved O2 show that these microorganisms, mostly cyanobacteria, promote significant rates of photosynthesis (average 17 μgC g−1 d−1) which assist aggregate growth by increasing the biomass and producing glue-like extracellular polymeric substances. The primary production takes place not only upon the surface of the aggregates but also just beneath, due to the translucence of the quartz particles. However, since total photosynthesis is matched by respiration (average 19 μgC g−1 d−1), primary production does not contribute directly to cryoconite accumulation upon the glacier surface. The microorganisms therefore influence the surface albedo most by cementing dark particles and organic debris together, rather than simply growing over it. Time-lapse photographs show that cryoconite is likely to reside upon the glacier for years as a result of this aggregation. These observations therefore show that a better understanding of the relationship between supraglacial debris and ablation upon glaciers requires an appreciation of the biological processes that take place during summer.last_img read more

HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemis

first_img March 18, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic After travelling 50,000 nautical miles for Operation Artemis, HMCS Regina returned home March 14. It’s been eight months since the warship sailed from Esquimalt, B.C., on a mission to keep the Arabian Sea secure.The Canadian ship was part of a multinational naval force – Combined Task Force 150 – tasked to monitor the area for troublesome activity. “Our economy floats on salt water and our mission was to promote security, sovereignty and prosperity across the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman,” explains Commander Jason Boyd, Regina’s commanding officer. “These are some of the most important shipping lanes in the world. This involves keeping the sea lanes safe and preventing the shipping of illicit cargo.”While at sea in the operational area, Regina boarded and examined 19 vessels. Its embarked Sea King helicopter quickly became a familiar sight on the horizon, clocking 388 hours of air time. And the ship’s newsiest capability, the unmanned aerial vehicle that was manned by four soldiers and a small team of civilians, was in the air for 545 hours to take surveillance photos.The peak of this deployment took place January 11 when Regina disrupted a drug smuggling operation on the seas. More than 1,000 pounds of narcotics were dropped overboard in an effort to rid the boat of its illegal activity.“We felt good for intercepting those narcotics and not allowing them to get into the hands they were intended to,” says Cdr Boyd. “I can’t speculate where the cargo was destined for, but we were happy to make that interception.”It wasn’t all high seas law-breaking drama though. The ship helped a dhow in distress. The crew had run out of fuel, food and water. Regina provided the small crew rations and water before sending them on their way.As the ship charted a course for home, they made goodwill visits along the way. Orphanages in Malaysia and the Philippines received a helping hand from crew members, who visited with the children and provided a work party to fix up the establishments. “Our sailors really excel as outstanding representatives of Canada and were great ambassadors in the ports we stopped in,” says Cdr Boyd. “They reached deep in their pockets while visiting kids who had very unfortunate standards of living, and I am really proud of them.”Regina will now undergo a maintenance period, and then eventually enter the Halifax Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension program.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 18 2013; Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: operation View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMCS View post tag: after Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemis View post tag: home View post tag: Regina Share this article View post tag: Artemis View post tag: Returns HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemislast_img read more

HNLMS Karel Doorman misses Baltic drill for Caribbean aid

first_img September 14, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Dutch Navy redirects amphibious ship from major Baltic drill to the Caribbean Instead of sending the largest ship in its fleet to a major international drill in the Baltic Sea, the Royal Dutch Navy has decided to cancel the participation and send HNLMS Karel Doorman to the Caribbean to support hurricane relief efforts.Karel Doorman was supposed to travel to the German naval base Warnemünde on September 15 to embark German marines and head towards the Baltic Sea and the 17-nation drill Northern Coasts.However, after Hurricane Irma struck the Dutch overseas territory of Saint Maarten, destroying a third of buildings on the island, the Dutch Navy changed plans for the HNLMS Karel Doorman.The 204-meter ship is currently en route to the Dutch naval base Den Helder where it will offload equipment needed for the Northern Coats exercise and load supplies and equipment for relief efforts in the Caribbean.The Dutch defense ministry plans to have the ship ready for departure by September 20. HNLMS Karel Doorman will take two weeks to reach its destination. Dutch Navy redirects amphibious ship from major Baltic drill to the Caribbean View post tag: Hurricane Irma Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Northern Coasts View post tag: Dutch Navy View post tag: HNLMS Karel Doorman Share this articlelast_img read more