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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams?

Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams?

first_imgTuesday Jun 21, 2016 Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams? This incident caused a fair bit of discussion during New Zealand’s 36-22 second Test win over Wales on Saturday, as winger Waisake Naholo collided with opposite number Liam Williams in the air. Welsh fans were incensed, adament that Naholo should have been yellow carded.Both players went up for a crosskick and as Williams got there first, Naholo made contact with him in the air, causing the Welsh winger to land badly. In fact both players landed terribly, but the heated ‘debate’ began to see if Naholo was really going for the ball, or was actually reckless.We ran a quick poll on twitter for a few hours to see what our followers though – hoping to get a few neutral votes too – and the results actually turned out pretty close, however the majority did feel that Naholo was lucky to get away with this one.The thing that added fuel to the fire was the way that referee Jaco Peyper spoke to Kieran Read, appearing to almost check with the All Blacks captain if he was okay with the decision. We’ll never know exactly why Peyper said that but what we do know if that it certainly didn’t look good.Some grumbling about Naholo not being carded for midair clash with Williams. Your (neutral preferably) view of it?— Rugbydump.com (@Rugbydump) June 18, 2016There was an incident roughly ten minutes later in the match that further angered the Welsh, as Naholo shoulder checked Williams after the impressive winger nudged a kick ahead.Replays showed that there certainly was contact, but Williams also milked it a bit so that always makes it more difficult to judge. “He went down as if he was shot” said New Zealand commentator Grant Nisbett.Some fans didn’t see that as relevant though, with “What will it take to get this guy yellow carded?!” appearing to be the common sentiment on social media, as tensions ran high in a Test match that Wales had competed in for at least 60 minutes.The poll is no longer active but now that the dust has settled a bit please feel free to weigh in on the discussion – let us know what you thought of both decisions, and if they were well handled or you think that Naholo should have been sinbinned for at least one or the other.Naholo shoulder check on Williams:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

first_imgFormosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFormosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects “COPY” “COPY” Apartments Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Area:  1486 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 12 Share Text description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, this new eleven unit housing project emphasizes the central importance of shared open space for the residents and the community. Formosa takes what would be the internalized open space of the courtyard and moves it to the exterior of the building to create a park which occupies approximately one third (4,600 sf) of the project site.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornAs a result of shifting the common open space to the exterior and pushing the building to one side, units are organized linearly allowing for ‘park frontage’ and cross-ventilation for every unit. External circulation is used as a buffer between public and private realms and articulated through layers of perforated metal and small openings. Save this picture!The careful placement of outer skin panels and inner skin fenestration creates a choreographed effect, both revealing and concealing, while achieving a unique expression of form and materials. The exterior skin also keeps west facing units cooler by acting as a screen and shading device. Save this picture!The provision of this park space resulted in a series of negotiations between Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC (Developer), LOHA (Architect) and the City from which a unique, more fluid, model of community planning and development emerged to the benefit of all parties involved. The outcome of these negotiations is the leasing of the park to the City of West Hollywood, to develop as part of a network of pocket parks throughout the City. This effort also helped Habitat Group Los Angeles take advantage of certain incentives and zoning concessions for the proposed building.Save this picture!This project presents a challenging but influential opportunity in regards to the creation and inclusion of an urban park in a private development. The park is accessible to the public at large, not solely residents with granted permission. Save this picture!Formosa 1140 contains within its own genetic code the imprint of a larger urban design that will offer some kind of public space back to the city and in so doing, distribute a patchwork of parks across Los Angeles’s formidable grid.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessdrdharchitects wins library and concert hall competition in NorwayArticlesNew Directions in EcoPlanning Lecture Series at Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryArticlesProject locationAddress:West Hollywood, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects CopyApartments•West Hollywood, United Statescenter_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16194/formosa-1140-loha-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2008 United States Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16194/formosa-1140-loha-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasWest HollywoodHousing3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on March 07, 2009Cite: “Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects” 07 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?福莫萨1140号 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects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

30% of donations are online, says Digital Giving Review 2012

30% of donations are online, says Digital Giving Review 2012

first_img Howard Lake | 2 July 2012 | News 90% came in via online giving websites 7% via email3% via FacebookThere were no reported donations generated via Twitter.Digital communicationsThe survey found that charities communicate more frequently online than offline.Daily: 47.5% of the charities survey use social media channels, 13% use offline  Monthly: 34% communicate monthly via email, and 11% offlineOf those that communicated quarterly or less frequently:17% used email0% used social media 30% of donations are online, says Digital Giving Review 2012 Online fundraising service Give as you Live™ reports that 70% of charities’ donations are received through offline channels, with just 30% coming in online.The company, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, publishes this and other findings as part of the first stage of its Digital Giving Review 2012. The details will be released to delegates this afternoon at the National Fundraising Convention in London.Source of online donationsOf the 30% of donations generated online: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The biggest barriers?The research found that the biggest barriers preventing charities from fundraising successfully online were:internal resources (37%) donor resistance (23%)The Give as you Live 2012 Digital Giving Review includes additional statistics including research findings broken down by size of charity.Further researchThe second stage of the Digital Giving Review 2012 will look at digital fundraising trends from donors’ perspectives. Give as you Live is inviting charities to help choose the questions for the donor survey.Polly Gowers OBE, founder and CEO of Give as you Live, said: “With online and offline audience the same size, charities need to work on converting online supporter engagement into financial support. There are many ways to do this, including using technology like Give as you Live, which offer charities an easy way to encourage online giving without being a burden on charities’ resources.”www.digitalgivingreview.com  86 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

Philadelphia’s ‘1% mayor’ shouted down during budget speech

Philadelphia’s ‘1% mayor’ shouted down during budget speech

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia — Hundreds of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 33 and District Council 47 workers, electricians, school crossing guards, firefighters, hospital workers, postal workers and community activists overflowed Philadelphia City Council chambers March 14 to protest Mayor Michael Nutter’s union-busting tactics.As Nutter, the mayor for the 1%, stepped to the podium to deliver his concession-laden budget address, workers rose to their feet en masse and drowned Nutter out using whistles, chanting “Contract Now” and stomping their feet until he was forced to flee the room.Nutter finally sought the security of his private conference room to deliver his address to Council members, out of earshot of both the public and the workers who stand to be hit hardest. The workers took their protest outside, marching around City Hall, blocking midday traffic and chanting “No contract, no peace!”AFSCME DC 33 President Pete Matthews addresses crowd outside City Hall after preventing Mayor Nutter from presenting his proposed budget for 2013-14.Nutter has refused to negotiate in good faith with the major city unions for more than four years, forcing the workers to work without raises. His four-year stall effectively meant pay cuts for 12,500 city workers, who were forced to cover increased out-of-pocket annual health care premiums. City workers haven’t had a general pay increase since mid-2007.Now, as he enters his last years in office, Nutter is attempting to force his version of “contract agreements” down the workers’ throats and setting a dangerous national precedent. Part of the “contract” Nutter wants to impose would drastically reduce guaranteed pension benefits for new workers, limiting them to one-quarter of final salary with additional city contributions paid to risky 401(k) accounts.Nutter is trying to overturn a 1993 Commonwealth Supreme Court opinion that a public agency cannot declare an impasse and impose contract terms on public employees unless union members are on strike.In the past few months, Nutter has refused to honor three separate arbitration agreements that would have given firefighters overdue pay raises, instead asking the courts to overrule them. In January, he went to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, asking them to allow him to impose a contract on DC 33.The administration’s anti-union drive has relied heavily on a corporate media campaign pointing to higher-than-average pension costs in 2012 to push the lie that workers’ pensions are the cause of the budget deficit. They neglect to mention that the higher payments were a one-time deal allowing the city to make up for reduced 2009 and 2010 pension contributions, which were approved by the state to get the city through the recession.The mayor is also pushing new property tax increases for 343,191 poor and working-class residents while giving Center City corporations a 20 percent tax cut, saving them millions of dollars in property taxes.Anti-union campaign under way in PennsylvaniaNutter’s anti-union campaign may well be the opening barrage for one of the largest “test case” attacks on public employees in a major U.S. city to date, and in a state with the fourth-highest percentage of unionized workers after California, New York and Illinois. More than 35 percent of Pennsylvania’s union members are in the public sector.Philadelphia has long been considered a “union town.”  Some of the first unions in the U.S. were started here, as well as some of the first public services. Today, a majority of the city’s public employees, including city, transit and postal workers, are African American.Nutter, who is African American and a Democrat, is also the president of the National Conference of Mayors. Now, in his final term, he is no doubt positioning himself for a higher national post.  Nutter was also one of the first U.S. mayors to introduce stop-and-frisk policing policies. His programs have all favored corporations at the communities’ expense.These attacks against city workers coincide with the Philadelphia school district leaking terms of a draconian contract “offer” that would reduce teachers’ pay and benefits to 1965 levels and eliminate seniority. In 2012, public school janitors, bus drivers, and maintenance and cafeteria workers represented by Service Employees Local 1201 were forced to take $100 million in concessions when the school district threatened to outsource their jobs.In addition to these local attacks, Pennsylvania state Rep. Darryl Metcalfe (R) is set to introduce so-called “right-to-work” legislation in Harrisburg. His bill, like the recently passed right-to-work law in Michigan, is based on an American Legislative Exchange Council model.Metcalfe, an ALEC member, was also the chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s racist Voter ID legislation in 2011, anti-immigrant legislation in 2009 and a key supporter of the state’s “stand your ground” Castle Law.Meanwhile, the conservative Pennsylvania governor, Tom Corbett, spent the first half of his term gutting or outright eliminating social programs.  He has yet to directly take on the unions, but that seems to be about to change.Echoes of Madison Prior to the March 14 City Hall protest, DC 33 called for labor and community groups to sign on to an open letter that was published in 17 city papers. The letter called on Nutter and the City Council to fully fund vital services and respect the city’s working-class families. The day before the Council meeting, more than 200 representatives from several unions in the city held a press conference outside City Hall.Standing in Council chambers, surrounded by hundreds of city workers as we shouted down the mayor, the March 14 rally brought to mind images of the courageous workers, community activists and students who occupied the Capitol building in Madison, Wis., in the spring of 2011 to take a stand against union busting.  While Pennsylvania politicians may feel they have the upper hand, these actions by determined, angry and militant city workers and their supporters were a clear demonstration that the workers have not been defeated. Nutter may have fired the first round, but it looks like the workers are ready to fire back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Protection of sources trampled on by search at offices of Corriere della Sera

Protection of sources trampled on by search at offices of Corriere della Sera

first_img Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out more Organisation ItalyEurope – Central Asia November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced its backing for the editorial staff of the Corriere della Sera, as the fraud squad searched the Milanese daily on 25 May. “We call on the Italian judicial authorities to respect the protection of sources guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights,” said the organisation.Read in italian Read in italianReporters Without Borders said it was shocked by an attack on journalists’ right to protect sources in a European country after a public prosecutor authorised a search of the offices of Milan daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.The search followed a 25 May front page article headlined, “Iraq, the guerrilla’s Italian gun. Mystery of the phantom Beretta”. It revealed that local prosecutors were investigating the use of Beretta guns, found in Iraq by US forces, including in possession of al-Qaeda fighters. “We urge the judicial authorities to respect the principle of protection of sources which is guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”There can be no exception to the protection of sources, in the same way as for confidentiality of investigation. We wish to express our solidarity with the entire editorial team of Corriere della Sera to which we give our unconditional support, as judicial authorities press editorial staff to reveal their sources.”On the day the article appeared the public ministry spent an hour interviewing the journalist who wrote the article, Nunzia Vallini, as well as the newspaper’s editor Gianluca Di Feo. Milan’s fraud squad turned up at the daily’s offices at 8.30pm, along with a magistrate with a search warrant, signed by Brescia public prosecutor, Giancarlo Tarquini. They searched through computers, offices and papers belonging to journalists working in general news, looking for the sources that gave the journalist the information used in the article and to identify possible “leaks” in the investigation carried out by Brescia prosecutors in the Beretta case.According to the journalist, the prosecutors, using information provided by US secret services, were investigating the use of Beretta-type semi-automatic guns in Iraq, either without serial numbers or with numbers that were unreadable. Guerrilla fighters were reportedly using these weapons against coalition forces in Iraq.The journalist revealed that the Italian firm that makes Beretta guns had apparently signed contracts in the 1980s to provide Iraq with old models 70 and 51. Those found by the US forces were however apparently of a more recent model, the 92. The article quoted US secret services as saying members of al-Qaeda had been arrested in possession of these Beretta 92, 4,000 of which were found in Saddam Hussein’s palaces following the US-led intervention in Iraq.The article specified that the Beretta 92 guns could have been manufactured in other countries than Italy, such as Brazil, China or the United States.”It is a repellent judicial gesture that is contrary to the free practise of journalism”, the newspaper said in a statement published in its 26 May edition. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further May 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protection of sources trampled on by search at offices of Corriere della Sera News Help by sharing this information News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF_en News ItalyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Italy News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Jeans & Jesus: New ‘Cowboy Church’ offers alternative for worship

Jeans & Jesus: New ‘Cowboy Church’ offers alternative for worship

first_img Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Sponsored Content Print Article Walker felt a calling to the cowboy church ministry and considered moving to Idaho. But, he soon realized the potential in his own backyard. Alabama has a growing number of cowboy churches, mainly in North Alabama and a cowboy church in the Auburn-Opelika area continues to grow.“We saw the need for a cowboy church in Pike County, so I realized that my calling was to help plant a cowboy church here,” Walker said.Things began to fall into place.Troy University no longer had a rodeo team, so the team’s facilities at Cattleman Park had been vacated. The Pike County Cattlemen made the mobile home available for church services.With a place and a pastor, the Burning Bush Cowboy Church can now begin to make plans to open its doors.For Bush Memorial, that means a vote of official approval of support of the church.“We’ll vote Wednesday night,” Norman said. “But we’ve already had volunteers who have helped with the cleaning up of the area. And the cowboy church has our prayer support.”Walker said Burning Bush Cowboy Church is not ready to hold church services yet.“In November and December, we’ll have Bible study once or twice a month,” he said. “Then, on January 24, we’ll have a horse whisperer and, beginning January 25, we’ll have Sunday morning worship services. The music for the worship services will be cowboy music, country and gospel. We’ll have four main events, including the horse whisperer, during the year – barrel racing, cow roping and a car show. We are planning four main events every year. Cowboy church will be a real asset to Pike County.”Norman said Burning Bush Cowboy Church is much bigger than Bush Memorial.“Cowboy church will be the collaborative effort of other churches and like-minded people,” he said. “We are multiplying ourselves and we will plant a whole other church. It is bigger than Bush but it’s not bigger than God.” You Might Like Hero Day at Charles Henderson High School Main, Molly Kate Sanders, Tucker Earles, Alyssa English, Graceson Adams, Christine Kelly, Aaleah Thomas, Alex Bland, Jacob Brooks and Ashley… read more By Secrets Revealed Jeans & Jesus: New ‘Cowboy Church’ offers alternative for worship Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014center_img Next Up“Some people don’t feel comfortable in a formal church setting,” said Alvie Walker, who will pastor the Burning Bush Cowboy Church. “In Pike County and the surrounding area, we have a cowboy culture and a lot of people are interested in this kind of church.”Walker said cowboy churches are not new to the area.“Cowboy churches are held at most all weekend rodeo events,” Walker said. “The churches are held so that rodeo competitors and fans can attend a worship service, usually at the arena.” Cowboy church has become a tradition for rodeos at Cattleman Park and the Burning Bush Cowboy Church will be an extension of that church.Walker said the idea of cowboy church originated with a mission trip to Idaho in which he and Bush Memorial pastor, Dwayne Norman participated.“As we preached in cowboy churches in Idaho, I thought this is so cool,” Norman said. “People came in their jeans and cowboy boots. The atmosphere was very informal and laid back. The churches were very comfortable places to be.”Walker and Norman discussed the purpose behind cowboy church and its potential for reaching the cowboy culture in Alabama as well as in Idaho. 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 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Local organizations have come together to make cowboy church a reality in Pike County. Pictured from left to right, BB Palmer, Pike County Cattlemen’s Association; Ed Whatley, Pike County Cattlemen’s executive director; Tim Brady, Pike County Cattlemen’s president; Alvie Walker, Burning Bush pastor; Phillip Gilliland, American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches; Dwayne Norman, Bush Memorial pastor; and Ken Baggett, Salem Troy Baptist Association director.SUMBITTED PHOTOFor nearly a half-century, cowboy churches have been extremely popular in the western states. In recent years, cowboy churches have found their way into southern states.The movement now has reached Pike County.The Pike Cattlemen’s Association, Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy, the American Association of Cowboy Churches and the Alabama State Board of Missions have joined together in the organization of the Burning Bush Cowboy Church for the local cowboy culture. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

UK: GAC Solutions Leads Discussion to Combat Sea Crime

UK: GAC Solutions Leads Discussion to Combat Sea Crime

first_img View post tag: GAC View post tag: Naval View post tag: leads View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: GAC Solutions Leads Discussion to Combat Sea Crime UK: GAC Solutions Leads Discussion to Combat Sea Crime View post tag: Crime View post tag: discussion View post tag: seacenter_img Share this article June 21, 2012 View post tag: Combat Industry news The current focus on armed support for vessels transiting high risk maritime areas in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere should not become the norm, GAC Solutions’ Christer Sjödoff has told delegates from the shipping and offshore industries who gathered in London to debate long-term, effective ways to tackle the threat of sea crime.Speaking at the ‘Lunch and Learn’ event hosted by GAC Protective Solutions, Sjödoff said that sole reliance on private maritime security companies is not a long-term solution to maritime security threats around the world.GAC Protective Solutions – a strategic partnership between global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC and maritime intelligence agency AKE – detailed recent developments in sea crime across East and West Africa. Law firm Stronachs LLP, which provides legal diligence services to banks and equity providers in the oil and gas industry, also delivered an insight into the legal responsibilities and threats of operating in high-risk areas.Sjödoff, GAC’s Group Vice President Solutions, says: “We hosted the Lunch and Learn session to address the longer-term issues and developments of sea crime globally, and to ensure that non-lethal preventative solutions are being seriously discussed. While there is value in providing armed support on some vessels transiting high risk areas, we feel strongly that this approach should not become a widespread industry norm. Rather, we should ensure that owners and operators have access to the latest intelligence regarding current and developing patterns of sea crime, as well as the means to proactively harden their vessels and train all crew members ahead of any voyage, both of which are fundamental to combating sea crimes.”AKE’s Maritime Director, Rick Filon, says: “As an industry, we have rushed to arm ourselves against a violent threat, which is understandable. However, this is neither a proportionate response nor a sustainable long-term solution. Further, the simple presence of arms on board may even lead to an escalation of violence. Whilst we must always remain vigilant, it is clear that effective risk mitigation and the use of preventative solutions provide a global, cost effective and safe solution that is proportionate to the threat of sea crime.”GAC Protective Solutions provides onboard crew training, pre-voyage preparation, defensive configurations including the latest citadel door protection from Intelligent Engineering and remotely-operated water cannon systems from Unifire, and real-time intelligence alerts on global maritime security issues.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 21, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: solutions View post tag: Navylast_img read more

The longest day of the year

The longest day of the year

first_imgDear editor:One is always glad to see the longest day of the year (solstice) arrive at last; but a little sad, too, realizing that every day thereafter will get a little shorter, right down to the winter solstice, six months from now, when Hoboken and all the northern latitudes are miserably short and dark and cold. We know that last Wednesday was the longest day of the year because those with a scientific turn of mind took the trouble to measure. Those with another type of mind would have noticed the days getting longer or shorter, lighter or darker, but would not have thought to mark where the sun cast a shadow every day. The scientific mind had it all figured out thousands of years ago.As they did when they looked into the sky at night and determined which bright dot was a planet and which a star. Others of our species saw the same sky, admired it, perhaps wrote a poem about it, but did not bother to stand on a rooftop night after night for years making notes.The scientific mind has given us a lot. Without an Edison, or a Tesla, no electricity. If all humanity had minds like poets, we’d still be reading Hamlet by candlelight. Just as ordinary folk could not possibly have calculated that the sun is 93 million miles away, so they would not have given a hoot how distant it is, so long as it shone on their daub and wattle houses every day.Ah, but without science we would not have the Bomb, either. Ordinary minds could not possibly have made such a thing. If unscientific people, despite turning the other cheek, could not avoid fighting with some knuckleheads over in the next village, their war would have been fought with sticks and arrows and spears, with few casualties, after which they would have smoked the Peace Pipe; resuming their humdrum lives of farming and weaving and thatching and lovemaking.Let’s hope our fools and psychopaths in high places, forever beating the war drums against Russia, who hate peace because there’s no profit in it, don’t drop their atom-schmattoms some fine day and fry us all,–scientific and ordinary minds alike.Sincerely, T. Weedlast_img read more