How I’m investing in the worst stock market crash since 1987 See all posts by Tom Rodgers Image source: Getty Images. 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. Tom Rodgers | Friday, 13th March, 2020 Any doubt that we’ve just witnessed widespread economic shock has disappeared. The most devastating stock market crash since Black Monday 1987. Positions wiped out. Portfolios decimated.It’s a pretty scary place to be. My collection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and AIM shares, plus index tracker funds is down by around 15% at last count. 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Sting operation: Josh Bassett and Jimmy Gopperth thwart Alapati Leiua in the sides’ last meeting (Getty) VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address, so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNWasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from the UKWasps v Bristol, which kicks off at 1pm today, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Wasps v Bristol takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Wasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Wasps v Bristol (kick-off 2pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Wasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Wasps v Bristol from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 2am on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerWasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa. Wasps v Bristol kicks off at 3pm on Variety 1.There are various DStv packages giving access to SuperSport. They range from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Wasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Wasps v Bristol in Japan (kick-off 9pm). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN hereWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. These attack-minded teams have dished up tries galore in recent meetings. Another cracking Premiership encounter is on the cards at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch from anywhereTwo of this year’s form teams clash at the Ricoh Arena for a third time in little more than two months. And Wasps will hope for more of the same in this Gallagher Premiership first-round fixture having racked up 106 points in those other two fixtures. They beat Bristol 59-35 in a September league game and 47-24 in last month’s semi-final.In fact, Wasps have won their past ten Premiership games against the Bears. They welcome back Brad Shields, Kieran Brookes, Simon McIntyre and Alfie Barbeary for today’s match (1pm) after the quartet missed last season’s final due to Covid contact tracing protocols.Both sides are without senior players on Test duty. Tim Cardall and James Gaskell comprise Wasps’ second row in the absence of Joe Launchbury and Will Rowlands. And Lima Sopoaga and Ben Vellacott replace Matteo Minozzi and Ben Robson at 15 and nine respectively as the only changes to the back-line that played in the Premiership final defeat by Exeter.Opportunity knocks: Tim Cardall gets a run in the second row for Wasps this afternoon (Getty Images)Blindside Jack Willis and fly-half Jacob Umaga return from England duty to take their place in a side captained by Welshman Thomas Young.Head coach Lee Blackett said: “The boys have had a little bit of time off and they’ve come back and trained extremely well. We’ve been really pleased with the attitude and desire of the players to get better each day since their return.“The boys needed that time off. It may take a few weeks till we will be at our 100% best, but even with just five main sessions we should hopefully be pretty close come the weekend.“You look at teams when they’ve got to finals and where they are the following year, they seem to struggle early on. We’ve put a lot of focus back on our confidence and attitude that got us to a final. We will be focused on that from the start.”Bristol are without 17 players as they try to become only the second team – after Sale – to win at the Ricoh since January. With Callum Sheedy, Max Malins and Ioan Lloyd all away on international duty, Sam Bedlow makes his first start at fly-half in the Premiership, while Piers O’Conor switches to full-back.Academy fly-half Tom Wilstead, 19, is on the bench and could make his competitive debut for the club. Tongan centre Siale Piutau will captain the side.Director of rugby Pat Lam said: “For us it’s about moving on to the next moment of inspiration – what we do daily here and what we can do throughout the whole season. That’s why we’re excited to start again, and you couldn’t ask for a tougher game than Wasps away.“We have set our goals for the campaign and have absolute clarity about what we want to achieve and what we expect of ourselves. That long road begins on Sunday at the Ricoh and we can’t wait to get started.”Man at the back: Bristol’s Piers O’Conor gets to grips with London Irish’s Tom Homer last month (Getty)Wasps: Lima Sopoaga; Zach Kibirige, Juan de Jongh, Jimmy Gopperth, Josh Bassett; Jacob Umaga, Ben Vellacott; Simon McIntyre, Tommy Taylor, Kieran Brookes, Tim Cardall, James Gaskell, Jack Willis, Thomas Young, Brad Shields.Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Tom West, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Levi Douglas, 20 Alfie Barbeary, 21 Tom Willis, 22 Sam Wolstenholme, 23 Paolo Odogwu.Bristol: Piers O’Conor; Niyi Adeolokun, Alapati Leiua, Siale Piutau (capt), Henry Purdy; Sam Bedlow, Harry Randall; Yann Thomas, Bryan Byrne, John Afoa, Ed Holmes, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Dan Thomas, Jake Heenan.Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Jake Woolmore, 18 Jake Armstrong, 19 John Hawkins, 20 James Dun, 21 Tom Kessell, 22 Tom Wilstead, 23 Toby Fricker.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Wasps v Bristol wherever you are…How to watch Wasps v Bristol from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Wasps v Bristol, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network. 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Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Relief & Development Residents recover a mattress from the debris of their house, which was damaged by Hurricane Iota, in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on Nov. 18, 2020. Photo: Oswaldo Rivas/ReutersEpiscopal Relief & Development is supporting partners in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as they respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta. They are providing food, shelter, bedding and other emergency supplies to communities that have been impacted.Hurricane Eta struck Central America on November 2, moving through Nicaragua to Guatemala and Honduras. This week, many of the same areas were then also hit by Hurricane Iota. Even before Iota, approximately 3.6 million people across Central America had been affected by Eta, a slow-moving storm with heavy rains, flooding and landslides that wiped out entire communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated relief efforts while also exacerbating the effects of the hurricanes.In the aftermath of Hurricane Eta, Episcopal Relief & Development staff have been in close contact with the Episcopal dioceses of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicargaua to offer technical and financial support as the dioceses respond to the needs of vulnerable communities. Partners are also assessing the effects of Hurricane Iota which struck many of the same communities. Additionally, Episcopal Relief & Development staff is coordinating with the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba as church leaders determine a potential response.The Diocese of Nicaragua is equipping farmers in the coastal village of Kisalaya by helping them recover and rebuild. Many of these farmers lost crops in the storm such as cabbage, cucumber, sweet pepper, tomato and squash seeds. The diocese is also providing farmers with rice, beans, corn and other food to meet immediate needs.In Guatemala, Eta washed away roads and led to the evacuation of approximately 9,000 people. Over 1,800 homes were destroyed. The Diocese of Guatemala, with Episcopal Relief & Development’s support, is procuring food and bedding for shelters that have been set up in local churches. The diocese is also distributing food packages to families with children who lost their homes.Hurricane Eta downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit Honduras, however the storm caused severe flooding in coastal areas. With Episcopal Relief & Development’s support, the Diocese of Honduras is providing food, clothing and other emergency supplies to shelters, individuals and families. The diocese is purchasing bedding and pillows, propane tanks, food such as meats, vegetables and grains, and clothing items. All of these items will be used by shelters to ensure that people have a safe and warm place to sleep and food to eat. Staff and volunteers are also distributing packages of supplies to help people as they return to their homes.“The 2020 Hurricane Season has been unprecedented and many of the impacted communities continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Risk and Reduction, Episcopal Relief & Development. “Our partners in Central America are responding to assist women, children, farmers and other groups that have been disproportionately affected by the multiple disasters of COVID-19, Eta and Iota.”Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief fund will support continued response to storms such as Eta and Iota. 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Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSNPE2018Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveThe Plastics Show Previous articleFirefighter Combat Challenge returns to ApopkaNext articleOn National Law Enforcement Memorial Week remember 21,000 officers who have their names etched upon a wall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! From the Office of Orange County District 2 Commissioner Rod LoveOrange County Commissioner Rod LoveOn Monday, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs kicked off the NPE 2018: The Plastics Show weeklong convention with an opening ceremony, welcoming more than 65,000 delegates globally to the Orange County Convention Center.Orange County Commissioners Betsy VanderLey and Pete Clark, as well as Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO Bill Carteaux, were also present at the ceremony. Mayor Jacobs and the County Commissioners presented a proclamation in recognition of NPE2018 to President and CEO Carteaux, PLASTICS Board Chair Wylie Royce and NPE2018 Chair Glenn Anderson.Hosted every three years at the Orange County Convention Center, the NPE show has had an estimated economic impact of $128 million. This year’s convention brought thousands of professionals from more than 2,000 companies from over 128 countries to the Central Florida region to network with one another and get a sneak peak in plastics technology, innovation, and equipment. PLASTICS represents the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States and is the only organization that represents every segment of the plastics supply chain; this association represents more than 965,000 American workers and has been providing education and advocacy to its members since its inception in 1937.“We are excited about the innovations exhibited by the NPE2018 Show that has attracted interested parties and stakeholders in the plastics industry to come to the Central Florida region to learn more about the latest innovations and expand their network.”–Commissioner Rod Love Attendees for the event had originated from around the globe, with the largest contingencies coming from China and Latin America. The conference was estimated to have had more than 11,000 international attendees. NPE 2018 is considered to be the largest plastics trade show and conference to date, having had more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space filled with operating machinery, new product demos, exciting innovations and emerging technologies. NPE’s goal for this year was to divert 100 percent of the convention’s waste to recycling. An official “NPE2018 Mobile App” was available for attendees to download and utilize for planning their schedule during their time at the conference. Exhibits and programs were organized in such a way to provide attendees easy access to companies as well as obtain the information they needed for their businesses.“This has become one of my favorite events to attend. The energy is contagious, the innovation is mind-blowing, and the machinery, tools and technology on display are incredible.” Mayor Jacobs said. “We look forward to the next three shows in 2021, 2024 and 2027.”Residents who are interested in learning more about NPE2018, including what it had covered, an exhibitor directory, and show photos, the website for the conference is accessible via the following link: http://www.npe.org/. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Tagged with: fundraising events virtual event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 130 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 New Fight for Sight virtual run to take people on a journey to the centre of the eye Fight for Sight is inviting people to take part in a new virtual running fundraising event that will take them on a Journey to the Centre of the Eye.Fight for Sight’s free Journey to the Centre of the Eye event will start during National Eye Health Week on 24 September and run until World Sight Day on 11 October. It will involve runners or walkers signing up on the charity’s site, downloading an app and then listening to an audio story while they run or walk a 10k virtual race.Through the app, participants will shrink to the size of a photon before being taken deep into the eye. The interactive app will use geo-positioning to give updates to runners at different stages of the course, revealing wonders about the eye and eye health tips along the way.Journey to the Centre of the Eye will also aim to raise awareness of eye health and funds for Fight for Sight to fund research to prevent sight loss.Michele Acton, Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, said:“We’re encouraging everyone to join a massive adventure at a small scale! I think this is a fantastic interactive way to learn more about the eye while you get fit, and what better time to take part than in National Eye Health Week. Anyone can get involved and you can walk, jog or run at your own pace from any location.“Half of sight loss is actually avoidable so it’s really important that people know about their eyes and how to look after their eyesight.”One participant will be Londoner Joe Pepper, 26, who has an eye condition called choroideremia and had extensive sight loss until he took part in pioneering gene therapy which improved his sight. Fight for Sight funded the initial research that led to the clinical trials, through the Tommy Salisbury Choroideremia Fund.Pepper said: Advertisement “To grow up gradually seeing your vision deteriorate and having to contemplate giving up the sports and activities you love was soul destroying. Thanks to the research funding of Fight for Sight I no longer have to prepare for going blind due to gene therapy which has stopped me losing my sight and even brought some back. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to sign up to the virtual event. Use your eyes – run through landmarks, along country paths or around local parks – and treasure the sights you see. I certainly do and now always will be able to.” 129 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 20 August 2018 | News
By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 28, 2019 New HAT Soil Health Podcast Focuses on Fall/Winter Grazing SHARE The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Fall/Winter Grazing ConsiderationsThe latest HAT Soil Health Podcast discusses considerations for fall and winter grazing.There are many newcomers to cover crops this year. If you have livestock grazing those covers, Southeast Area NRCS Grazing Specialist Robert Zupancic says there is a species that could be problematic for livestock: sudan grass and sorghum-sudan hybrids.“When they get stressed from, mainly frost, but also severe drought, they can produce a compound that’s called prussic acid. Most of the time it’s not a big deal, but, like I said, when they get frosted the recommendation is 7 to 14 days after a killing freeze to make sure animals don’t graze on any of the sorghum family.”Also on the podcast is Jason Tower, Superintendent of the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center. He says another consideration this fall and winter is, “If you have a great deal of brassicas in there, your turnips and radishes, you really need to make sure that those animals have enough other dry material to eat.“If you’ve got a decent stand of oats in there, that can work. But, if it’s heavy on those brassicas, the digestibility on those is so high those animals get extremely loose, and can really, from a weight standpoint, go backwards on you.”Tower recommends putting out dry hay or some other feed so those animals don’t lose weight or end up with too much protein. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New HAT Soil Health Podcast Focuses on Fall/Winter Grazing Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Indiana FarmersNext articleHAT Commentary: Nothing Like It in the World Eric Pfeiffer
‘Staying Upbeat’ set for Thursday Facebook Local News Twitter TAGS Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 12, 2021 In the time of COVID-19, many arts performances have been cancelled, postponed or altered to help people stay safe from the virus. A panel discussion titled “Staying Upbeat” is set for Thursday. The interactive panel will focus on arts opportunities during the pandemic. Presented by Allegro Chorale and Cassatt in the Basin, Staying Upbeat is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 14 on the Allegro Chorale Facebook page. It is hosted by the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Expected participants are Allegro Chorale President Michael Jordan, Cassatt Quartet violinist Jennifer Leshnower, Ken Sieloff, is the head choir director at Permian High School and artistic director and conductor of the Allegro Chorale; Odessa Arts Executive Director Randy Ham, Odessa High School Associate Choir Director Rob Rodgers, and recently added Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, noted TED talk speaker and master teacher. “I’m looking forward to having a really good discussion. We’re going to have some questions that we’ll deal with and respond to,” Jordan said. “I hope it’s going to be informative.” Leshnower said it’s been difficult to perform and provide lessons to students during the pandemic, but they have found ways to make their projects work. The quartet offered its first online Cassatt in the Basin summer program. They also plan to start an art therapy program to local organizations working with people who have experienced trauma from the pandemic and/or the Aug. 31, 2019, mass shootings. Since the technology is available, the quartet is using it to stay active, purposeful and relevant, Leshnower said. They participated in the world premier of an opera called “Aede of the Ocean and Land.” Ham said he thinks it’s important to look at the cultural effects this pandemic is going to have on the cultural landscape in the days, weeks, months and years to come. “I don’t think we’re going to go back to the way things were. I think we’ll have some sort of hybrid. Obviously public gathering is going to be important, but some of the things that have been done during the pandemic will probably carry over and stick around. It will be interesting to get other people’s perspective on that and what worked and what didn’t and how we can move forward,” Ham said. One of the great things to come out of the pandemic, Ham said, was that people leaned on the arts for comfort “when we couldn’t do anything else.” “I was very proud of our cultural institutions (that took) an active role in giving people an outlet and I hope that continues through this next year, as well,” Ham said. With the COVID vaccination rolling out, Ham said he hopes in-person events can resume soon. “I miss them so much. I miss people. I miss seeing live theater and seeing live music, so we’re all working towards that but it’s going to take the community to help us with that and that means practicing social distancing and wearing a mask and getting your vaccine so that we can get back to the business of entertaining and providing for our community,” Ham said. Ethan Wills is executive director of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale. He was going to participate, but he and his wife are expecting a baby. Willis said it’s important for all the arts organizations to work together and find a path forward and find ways to adapt to COVID. “I think (if) everybody works together and talks and remains open it just heightens all the other arts groups so I think it’s good,” Willis said. He added that it’s been nice to see that there is still demand for the arts. “… I just feel like without the arts through this pandemic it’s just been really difficult and I think every little bit you can get helps. It’s not the same, but having a football season, having hockey, having some bit of baseball everybody’s trying to do something and when that happens I think, generally speaking, spirits get uplifted and I hate to see the arts impacted in that way. if these other sports teams can kind of push ahead and try and do it safely, we’ve got to find a way to do it, too,” Willis said. According to data from Odessa Arts from its Americans for the Arts survey, in 2019 the City of Odessa invested $700,000 in hotel occupancy tax to cultural nonprofits. Ham said that generated over $6 million in economic activity for the City of Odessa in one year. “That is an 800 percent return on investment. The arts nonprofits supported over 200 full-time equivalent jobs, contributed over $275,000 in local government revenue and $300,000 in state government revenue,” Ham said. The average Odessa resident, when going to a cultural event, spends $27.30. That includes the price of admission, parking, any meals or special retail, like if you went out and bought a new dress for the concert. $27 per person for every event, he said. “The average cultural tourist, which is somebody that comes from outside of Odessa and attends a cultural event, spent $79 — three times as much. When you start looking at cultural tourism, that’s not just hotel but it does include hotel, and these are people I’m not just talking about people that maybe come from Rankin and come into Odessa to go to the Ellen Noel, it’s also people that come here for business but then go ahead and attend an event at the Permian Playhouse, or go see a symphony concert while they’re here,” Ham said. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCOLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Falcons regroup after road tripNext articleLandgraf renews oath as state rep Digital AIM Web Support
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 5, 2021– Moody’s Analytics has won Buy-Side ALM Product of the Year at the 2021 Risk Markets Technology Awards for our PFaroe DB solution. RiskFirst, which Moody’s acquired in 2019, won this award for the PFaroe DB offering in each of the last three years. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006193/en/ Defined benefit (DB) pension plans and their advisers need to evaluate asset and liability risk from multiple perspectives; the PFaroe DB solution makes that possible. To enrich their holistic understanding of a plan’s risk even further, stakeholders can also perform real-time scenario stress testing within the platform. Because there are so many different parties (investment managers, trustees, actuaries, other advisers) involved in the management of DB pension plans, it is essential that they all have the same view of a plan’s position. In the PFaroe DB solution, all of a plan’s stakeholders share the same transparent, cross-balance sheet view. By understanding a plan’s performance better, all involved are more likely to make smarter and more strategic decisions. “For our customers, having deeper visibility into their plan’s risk and overall position is of critical importance—especially as the uncertainty caused by the pandemic persists,” said Matthew Seymour, Head of Buy-Side Solutions at Moody’s Analytics. “We’re honored to help them navigate this challenging period. We’re also enormously proud that the PFaroe DB solution won Buy-Side ALM Product of the Year for the fourth straight year. It is a testament to our innovation, which will only continue as we add more capabilities from within Moody’s Analytics.” This win adds to the industry recognition for Moody’s Analytics. We recently won the European Pensions Innovation Award (Technology) at the 2020 European Pensions Awards. About Moody’s Analytics Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs. For more information about Moody’s Analytics, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Moody’s Analytics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO). Moody’s Corporation reported revenue of $4.8 billion in 2019, employs approximately 11,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in more than 40 countries. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006193/en/ CONTACT: JUSTIN BURSZTEIN Moody’s Analytics Communications +1.212.553.1163Moody’s Analytics Media Relationsmoodysanalytics.com twitter.com/moodysanalytics linkedin.com/company/moodysanalytics KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SMALL BUSINESS SOFTWARE SOURCE: Moody’s Analytics Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/05/2021 02:30 AM/DISC: 02/05/2021 02:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006193/en Facebook Pinterest Previous articleHomozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Epidemiology Forecast to 2030 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articlePittsburgh at No. 14 Virginia highlights ACC play Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter TAGS Local NewsBusiness Moody’s Analytics PFaroe™ DB Solution Wins Buy-Side ALM Product of the Year for Fourth Straight Year WhatsApp
Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – March 12, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Newsx Adverts Septic tanks in Donegal to be among the first wave of inspections Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleThousands turn out for protest against RAAD in DerryNext articleSecurity alert ends in Derry News Highland Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter It’s emerged that septic tanks in parts of Donegal will be among the first to be targetted when inspections begin next year.According to the Irish Independent, tanks in Donegal, Galway, Monaghan, Louth, Cork, Laois and Wexforde will be the first to be inspected because, the paper says, they are believed to be a threat to water sources.In the North West area, three areas of risk are identified, two of them in Donegal incorporating a total of 3,266 septic tanks.The first is the southern end of Lough Swilly, where 2,184 tanks are believed to pose as risk. That represents 37% of the total. 41% of rivers in the area are rated ‘poor’.The other is in the Crana catchment, bordered by Drunfries, Buncrana and the Fullerton Pollen Dam. 1,082 tanks, 26% of the total, are believed to pose a risk. 47% of river in the area have ‘poor’ status. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme