Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘Metro Theology’ fosters church, community engagement

first_img‘Metro Theology’ fosters church, community engagement ABCD principles build strength in small city Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls From left, the Rev. Chip Graves, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church; Larry Clark, a member of Trinity’s vestry and a longtime supporter of River Cities ministries; Huntington Mayor Steve Williams; and the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, bishop of West Virginia. Photo: Missy Browning[Episcopal News Service] “It takes a village” is an adage often associated with child rearing, but when it comes to addressing poverty, homelessness, drug addiction, crime and other societal problems communities face, it’s an applicable truism.In Huntington, West Virginia, for instance, a small city with a population of 50,000 people – 30 percent living below the poverty line – the village has been gaining strength through a fledgling community initiative introduced by the Rev. Chip Graves, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Huntington.By stepping outside Trinity’s walls and forging ecumenical and interfaith alliances and partnering with local nonprofit organizations and the city, Graves and others are talking seriously about the challenges facing Huntington and coming together to address needs and alleviate suffering.“What we are doing at Trinity Church, it’s unique – but it’s not something that others haven’t tried,” said Graves, in a telephone interview with Episcopal News Service.One thing that sets Metro Theology apart, however, is strong support from Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and the city’s diverse, active faith community.“The fabric of faith in Huntington defines our community and certainly we respect the separation of church and state, but just because the institutions are separate, I don’t think you can separate faith from who the person is,” said Williams in a telephone interview with ENS.Williams describes Huntington’s faith community as “a beautiful mosaic,” ranging from extremely conservative to liberal, Protestant, Roman Catholic, an active Jewish community, a growing Muslim community, as well as an immigrant Hindu population.“The diversity of faith does spread into the public square and it’s more often than not you have individuals who are active in their faith if they are not vocal in their faith,” he said. “Why it works in Huntington is that it’s such a part of us that it doesn’t create animosity, it’s the prism through which we all observe life.”Raised Baptist and married to a cradle Episcopalian, Williams is a self-described “Baptipalian,” who in addition to being a parishioner at Trinity also attends nearby Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.One thing Williams has attempted to do while in office is to use each individual’s connection to faith to “lift ourselves up to enable our citizens to reach their fullest potential.”Over the past six months Metro Theology has come to embody that sentiment.A “logical extension of asset-based community development,” as described on its website, Metro Theology uses the same ABCD methodology that engages communities at a grassroots level to recognize local assets – people, buildings, relationships and even faith – to envision new ministries and meet local challenges.Through a network of community partners, including Goodwill Industries, Marshall University, River Cities Ministries, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and others, the community is addressing poverty, access to healthcare services, homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction and drug-related crime.Like many cities in and around the Rust Belt and Appalachia, Huntington – once a center for the coal and steel industries – has lost almost half its population and most of its high-paying manufacturing jobs. Today, Marshall University and the city’s two hospitals, which were recently cleared for a merger, are its largest employers.Huntington is a hub, connecting West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky; it’s also one of the primary markets for drug trafficking in Appalachia.In August 2014, Huntington Mayor Williams made an impassioned plea, in a video that went viral on YouTube, calling on churches in the tri-state area to come together Sept. 7 in prayer for the recovery of those fighting substance abuse and their healing; the protection of law enforcement officers “who battle the scourge on a day-to-day basis”; and the drug dealers so that they can find a way to walk away from a life that preys upon the weaknesses of others.Huntington’s 30 percent poverty rate also makes it the poorest place in West Virginia, where the statewide poverty rate is just under 18 percent.“Where there are higher levels of poverty, you’ll have an issue with drugs,” said Laura Gilliam, executive director of the United Way of the River Cities, Inc.Over the last year or two Huntington experienced an increase in drug addiction, overdoses and drug related crime, first attributed to the abuse of prescription drugs and more recently heroin.“In January we began to see heroin overdoses and deaths far beyond anything the community has encountered,” said Gilliam. “When we got a handle on the prescription-drug problem, cut off the source, they had to turn to something else. Heroin is not like regulated OxyContin that’s not cut with anything. (When addicts) get it and if it’s mixed with something bad … that’s been why we’ve seen such a rise in heroin overdoses.”In the first three months of 2015 Cabell County reported 134 drug overdoses, 18 of them fatal, and the majority of them were in Huntington, according to a press release from the mayor’s office announcing a holistic plan to address the city’s drug epidemic. On Sept. 1, the health department announced a needle-exchange program aimed at stopping the spread of diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C that are spread by addicts sharing contaminated needles.Recovery counselors and service providers citing more recent figures put the rate of overdoses and overdose deaths in the Huntington area at several times the national average, with 474 overdoses, 34 that were fatal, in the first six months of 2015.The United Way began bringing community members and stakeholders together to talk about challenges including drug addiction in April and May and has continued that conversation on a monthly basis.Graves participated in these informal meetings, and on Sept. 12, Trinity is joining with 50 other churches, the United Way and various recovery centers and programs in sponsoring an addiction freedom event, a one-stop-shop for those in need of recovery services.Such events and partnerships embody Metro Theology, which grew organically out of networking and relationships with parishioners and community members serving people living on the margins in Huntington.In addition to working on issues of drug addiction, Trinity hosts events and partners with others to address poverty and related challenges of employment, health, education and nutrition. Graves also provides one-on-one counseling for job seekers, and then refers them to Goodwill or other job-service providers.Like many Episcopal churches, Trinity hosts a weekly meal on Wednesday nights called “The Gathering” that draws about 120 people. A couple of years ago, Trinity began hosting River Cities, a feeding ministry that began more than a decade ago on the banks of the Ohio River with the longtime support of Larry Clark, who now serves on Trinity’s vestry.The ministry, Clark said, started with two people passing out coffee and donuts to the homeless and now serves an average 275 people every Saturday.“We serve anyone who is in need … we give away toilet paper, oranges, dishwashing liquid, deodorant, as well as serve breakfast, eggs and biscuits and gravy. There’s a lot that is donated to us from the food bank. We give away water. It has grown to the point that there is quite a bit involved; Trinity has amazed me, they’ve really rolled up their sleeves and embraced people from other churches coming in and helping us.”Additionally, River Cities receives support from Marshall University which sponsors a monthly medical clinic at the church, where people in need of health and medical services, including ophthalmology and dermatology, are treated by medical students and attending physicians.Even with the existence of a public health system, medical outreach is important because many people who maybe haven’t showered in three days or suffer from mental illness don’t feel comfortable walking into a doctor’s office, said Missy Browning, a volunteer and the coordinator for Marshall Medical Outreach.Trinity also supports St. John’s Episcopal Church, where the Rev. Lisa Graves, married to the Rev. Chip Graves, serves as rector. St. John’s House, a long-standing ministry, serves children and families in Marcum Terrace, one of the poorest sections of Huntington. St. John’s supports Trinity in its efforts and Trinity supports St. John’s, she said.“The whole Metro Theology concept that Chip is working toward lets go of territorial responses and encourages people to work together,” said Lisa Graves. “Get out and serve the mission, without all those things you think about when running a church.”Although growing his church hasn’t been the goal of Graves’ community outreach and community involvement, it has been a natural outgrowth of expanding the church’s ministries. Trinity also provides space for arts and drama.Before Graves arrived at Trinity three years ago, the parish didn’t get too involved in matters outside the church. They ran a food and clothing pantry, but beyond that members kept themselves to themselves. During Graves’ tenure that has changed and the church has doubled in size and financial support.It hasn’t been easy in West Virginia “where even the best Democrats are Republicans in disguise,” said Graves. It’s also not easy for white, educated people to be welcoming to people outside their community, but he says that in Trinity’s case it’s been mostly positive.Graves hopes others will be inspired to model Metro Theology in their own parishes and communities. Click here for more information. The Rev. Chip Graves can be reached at [email protected]– Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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5 ways to protect yourself from cybercrime

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGScyber attackscyber securityThe Conversation Previous articleSources: Nelson planned to replace Carnesale in 2018Next articleNew on Netflix in August Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! By Scott Shackelford, Indiana UniversityHigh-profile data breaches at companies like British Airways and Marriott get a lot of media coverage, but cybercriminals are increasingly going after community groups, schools, small businesses, and municipal governments.Just in the Midwest, hospitals, libraries, voter registration systems and police departments have fallen victim to one type of digital hijacking or another. Cybercrime is not just a concern for corporate technology departments. Schools, scout troops, Rotary clubs, and religious organizations need to know what to look for and how to handle it.As the academic director of a new cybersecurity clinic at Indiana University, I’ll be helping to lead students and faculty members in teaching local, county and state government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses how to improve their cyber hygiene. They’ll learn how to better manage digital systems, protect their intellectual property and improve consumer privacy.Everyone should know the basics for how to protect themselves and the groups or organizations they’re part of. Here is a brief look at some of the cybersecurity best practices we’ll be teaching members of our communities to keep in mind as they go online for work, play or volunteering.1. Keep everything up to dateMany breaches, including 2017 one at the Equifax credit bureau that exposed the financial information of almost every American adult, boil down to someone leaving out-of-date software running. Most major computer companies issue regular updates to protect against newly emerging vulnerabilities.Keep your software and operating systems updated. To make it easy, turn on automatic updates when possible. Also, be sure to install software to scan your system for viruses and malware, to catch anything that might get through. Some of that protection is free, like Avast, which Consumer Reports rates highly.2. Use strong, unique passwordsRemembering passwords, especially complicated ones, isn’t fun, which is why so much work is going into finding better alternatives. For the time being, though, it’s important to use unique passwords that are different for each site, and not easy-to-hack things like “123456” or “password.”Choose ones that are at least 14 characters long. Consider starting with a favorite sentence, and then just using the first letter of each word. Add numbers, punctuation or symbols for complexity if you want, but length is more important. Make sure to change any default passwords set in a factory, like those that come with your Wi-Fi router or home security devices.A password manager program can help you create and remember complex, secure passwords.3. Enable multi-factor authenticationIn many situations, websites are requiring users not only to provide a strong password but also to type in a separate code from an app, text message or email message when logging in. It is an extra step, and it’s not perfect, but multi-factor authentication makes it much harder for a hacker to break into your accounts.Whenever you have the option, enable multi-factor authentication, particularly for crucial log-ins like bank and credit card accounts. You could also consider getting a physical digital key that can connect with your computer or smartphone as an even more advanced level of protection.Have hackers driven us back to the age of the physical key?Bautsch/Wikimedia Commons4. Encrypt and back up your most important dataIf you can, encrypt the data that’s stored on your smartphone and computer. If a hacker copies your files, all he’ll get is gibberish, rather than, for instance, your address book and financial records. This often involves installing software or changing system settings. Some manufacturers do this without users even knowing, which helps improve everyone’s security.For data that’s crucial, like medical information, or irreplaceable, like family photos, it’s important to keep copies. These backups should ideally be duplicated as well, with one stored locally on an external hard drive only periodically connected to your primary computer, and one remote, such as in a cloud storage system.5. Be careful using public Wi-FiWhen using public Wi-Fi, anyone nearby who is connected to the same network can listen in on what your computer is sending and receiving across the internet. You can use free browsers like Tor, which was originally developed to provide secure communications for the U.S. Navy, to encrypt your traffic and camouflage what you’re doing online.You can also use a virtual private network to encrypt all your internet traffic, in addition to what goes through your browser – like Spotify music or video in the Netflix app – to make it more difficult for hackers, or even casual users, to spy on you. There is a wide range of free and paid VPN options for computers and Android devices.In short: Be cautious, proactive and informedOf course, there is much more a person or organization can do to protect private data. Search engines like DuckDuckGo don’t track users or their searches. Firewall software built into both Windows and Mac OS – or downloaded separately – can help stop viruses and worms from making their way into your systems.To protect yourself against data breaches at places where your information is stored, you should consider freezing your credit, which blocks anyone from applying for credit in your name without your personal permission. It’s free. If you have already received a notification that your data has been stolen, consider putting a free “fraud alert” on your credit reports.There are plenty of other places to learn more about cybersecurity, too, including some very good podcasts.No person, organization or computer can ever be 100% secure. Someone with the patience, money and skill can break into even the most protected systems. But by taking these steps, you can make it less likely that you’ll be a victim, and in the process help raise the overall level of cyber hygiene in your communities, making everyone safer both online and off.Scott Shackelford is an Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair at IU-Bloomington, Indiana University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Powerful Crusaders team named to take on Blues in top of the table clash

first_imgThursday Jul 9, 2020 Powerful Crusaders team named to take on Blues in top of the table clash The Crusaders have named a strong side as they prepare to host the Blues in a top of the table Super Rugby Aotearoa clash on Saturday night. There are just a few changes to the side that picked up a bonus-point win over the Highlanders last weekend. ADVERTISEMENTCrusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson will be feeling confident heading into the match, despite the Blues showing great form so far in the competition.Heading in to the bye next week, the Crusaders have an opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the standings table in Super Rugby Aotearoa, while a Blues win on Saturday night would see them overtake the home side at the halfway point in the competition.Ethan Blackadder sustained a knee injury at training last week and was ruled out of the match in Dunedin. His replacements, Sione Havili and Tom Sanders, will rotate this week, with Sanders to start and Havili named on the bench. The rest of the forward pack is unchanged.In the backs, Bryn Hall and Mitch Drummond provide a dynamic 1-2 combination at halfback, with Hall to start and Drummond named in the reserves. There is also a reshuffle in the outside backs, with Leicester Faingaanuku replaced by George Bridge on the left wing, and Sevu Reece earning a start on the right wing. The in-form Will Jordan is set to provide impact off the bench.Kick off against the Blues is 7:05 pm (NZ), Saturday 11 July at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch.Crusaders team to play the Blues:1. Joe Moody2. Codie Taylor (C)3. Michael Alaalatoa4. Samuel Whitelock5. Mitchell Dunshea6. Tom Sanders7. Tom Christie8. Whetukamokamo Douglas (VC)9. Bryn Hall10. Richie Mo’unga11. George Bridge12. Jack Goodhue13. Braydon Ennor14. Sevu Reece15. David Havili (VC)RESERVES:ADVERTISEMENT16. Andrew Makalio17. George Bower18. Oliver Jager19. Quinten Strange20. Sione Havili21. Mitchell Drummond22. Fetuli Paea23. Will JordanRELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny 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

Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita

first_img Area:  1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRaimundo AnguitaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarChilePublished on January 14, 2014Cite: “Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita ” 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011 Chile Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466505/cantagua-residence-raimundo-anguita Clipboard Cantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSave this projectSaveCantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita “COPY” CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile ArchDailycenter_img Photographs Projects Architects: Raimundo Anguita Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: XiloforSave this picture!© Oliver LlanezaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project of the second housing places in a condominium near to the sea between forests of pines and a great distant sight to the ocean. The owners, a large family, they entrusted a housing with a program that was allowing to invite many people comfortably.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe plant of the housing develops longitudinally in the area, being protected from the south predominant wind in the sector, hereby the house is opened towards the north where it complements itself with a wide deck.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaIn the first floor and, in the same space, is the living and dining room separating virtually for a double height of 7mts over the dining room,afterthat  develops the kitchen that separates or integrates to the rest of the house with a wide sliding door. Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaIn the second floor  four wide bedrooms are projected in suite with a capacity for 14 persons. The principal bedroom connects with other enclosures across a bridge that crosses the double height of the dining room, granting great independence.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaIn reference to the materiality, the house is like a trunk of pine, tree  that  abound in the sector, dark externally and very clear in his interior. Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe house appears as a south shed, typically of chili, container of the program, with great interior luminosity given by the big large windows and three lucarnas that cross completely the ceiling integrating the  pines to the interior of the house, there being achieved a very cozy  house that invites to rest.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAJ’s Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay GapArchitecture NewsCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466505/cantagua-residence-raimundo-anguita Clipboard Photographs:  Oliver Llaneza Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Oliver Llaneza+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

Why do donors lapse?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Fundraising and communication agency Bluefrog is releasing a pioneering piece of research into lapsed donors at a seminar in June.The research was carried out with 12 extended focus groups and more than 100 in-depth interviews with people talking about the emotional drivers behind the lapsing experience. Groups included both active and lapsed donors recruited by TV, direct mail, press advertising and direct dialogue techniques.Participants were recruited from the files of charities such as ActionAid, Barnardo’s, The British Red Cross, Centrepoint, Marie Curie Cancer Care, the RNIB and SPANA.The results will be published online and launched at an afternoon seminar in London on 27 June. Entry is free to those working in fundraising for a UK charity and anyone interested should send their details to [email protected]  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Why do donors lapse? Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Howard Lake | 19 May 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Vo Ag Classes Now Include Drones

first_img Facebook Twitter Vo Ag Classes Now Include Drones SHARE Indiana agriculture students are getting firsthand experience in using drones, precision agriculture, and big data. With the help of a $454,000 grant from the Office of Gov. Mike Pence and the Newton County Council, South and North Newton high schools have each purchased drones and tractors to train students in precision farming, which uses data to maximize crop yields. “We’re kind of ahead of the game as far as compared to other programs,” said Drake Babcock, who teaches the course. “Eventually, just like many things, it’s going to be something that’s going to trickle down to our secondary level.” At South Newton, students use two drones. One takes photos and videos of the fields. As one student puts it, it’s the type of drone a real estate agent might use to photograph properties. The second drone is more powerful, with tools specifically designed for agriculture. As it travels over fields, following a programmed GPS itinerary, it collects not only photos but infrared data on the fields.Students and staff use the data to compile maps showing photosynthesis throughout the field — in other words, where crops are healthy and where they are weak. “As the grower, we can adjust what we need to across the entire field based on that individual plant health,” said Babcock, who began tracking plant health at the school’s test plot this summer. “We learned that we’ve got some huge issues that we need to adjust and fix for next year. “Just driving by and kind of looking at it, we thought that maybe half of our field that we have here was going to be productive and kind of give us a normal yield look. And after flying we found that probably about a third of our field is really gonna give us a normal yield that we’re expecting.”If the information drones collect is analyzed effectively, farmers can precisely target herbicide and pesticide use, among other benefits, according to Mike Leasure, an aeronautical engineering technology professor at Purdue University. “(That) has a real positive effect on the environment, as well as their bottom line.”The grant also paid for new tractors equipped with GPS guidance systems that allow them to traverse fields without drivers actively steering. The South Newton students in the course are spending the semester operating the tractor in rotating pairs, teaching each other how to drive. Home Indiana Agriculture News Vo Ag Classes Now Include Dronescenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleSouth Shore Clean Cities To Host Educational Session On Hybrid And Electric VehiclesNext articleBringing Biotechnology to Life Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 15, 2015 last_img read more

Paramilitaries again threaten Media for Peace and 28 NGOs

first_img RSF_en Reports News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation October 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paramilitaries again threaten Media for Peace and 28 NGOs ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts A little-known group calling itself the Corporación Democrática Colombia Libre (Free Colombia Democratic Corporation) sent threatening e-mail messages to a journalists’ collective, Medios Para la Paz (Media for Peace), and 28 human rights NGOs on 15 September warning that they would be regarded as “military targets” from 22 September onwards because of the information they provide.This was the third time in four months that Medios para la Paz has been the target of this kind of threat. The collective and 19 NGOs were accused of being “disguised revolutionaries” on 7 June by the Autodefensas Colombia Libre Mesa Nacional Unificada (United National Board for Free Colombia Self-Defence). It also received a threatening message on 4 August signed by the Frente Democrático Colombia Libre (Free Colombia Democratic Front).____________________________________________________________13.06.06 – Far-right paramilitaries send threatening e-mail to 19 human rights organisationsReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about a threatening e-mail message received by 19 human rights and press freedom organisations on 7 June from an extreme-right-wing paramilitary group called the Free Colombia Democratic Front, which accused them of serving the interests of Colombia’s leftist guerrillas and declared them all to be a “military target.”The recipients included the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), which is the Reporters Without Borders partner organisation in Colombia.Noting that President Álvaro Uribe has undertaken to combat the emergence of new far-right groups, Reporters Without Borders appealed to the authorities to keep their promises and to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for these threats are identified and punished.“We call on the Colombian authorities to look into the provenance of these e-mail messages and to carry out an exhaustive investigation,” the organisation said. “We also insist on the need to adopt measures to protect the targeted organisations, for which we express our support.”The e-mail message accused the recipients of being “disguised revolutionaries.” It said: “From now on you will have to deal with us, who have a presence throughout more than half of Colombia (…) We will not lose time in entering into action within the major cities (…) As for Bogotá, we will take a few trips around it this week. What will you do then? Will you continue to cry out? You are declared a military target.”Gloria Ortega Pérez, the head of Medios para la Paz (Media for Peace – a group set up to provide better information about Colombia’s civil war), told Reporters Without Borders that despite being one of the recipients, her organisation was determined to continue “working for responsible journalism and for the defence and promotion of free expression and press freedom.” She said it was the first time press freedom groups had been threatened.Medios para la Paz has asked attorney-general Mario Iguarán to conduct an investigation into the threats, in view of their gravity. It has also asked to be included in a special interior ministry programme that provides protection to journalists in danger.The Press Freedom Foundation intends to meet with those running this programme to evaluate the situation.center_img News News October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Follow the news on Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Guest Opinion | The Pasadena PD “Understaffing” Myth

first_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Now quotes Pasadena City Council Member Steve Madison in its May 25 article “More Money for Police?” as saying “I can tell you right now, I intend to ask for increased staffing, and I’ve heard other members of the Council say the same thing.” Mr. Madison’s call for more staffing rests on the premise that the Pasadena Police Department is s somehow understaffed. We submit thatthe understaffing argument is a myth; rather, if anything, comparing its staffing levels with neighboring cities suggests it is overstaffed.Pasadena is already the most-heavily policed city of nearby cities with 50,000+ populationsThe most recent national data on police department staffing is from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, Full-time Law-Enforcement Employees. It shows Pasadena in 2012 with 230 sworn officers – a ratio of 16.5 officers per 10,000 population. Today, Pasadena is budgeted for 239 officers, rather than the 230 attributed to Pasadena in 2012; the PD presently has 233 of those positions filled. Pasadena’s population has increased approximately 2,000 since the 2010 census, so both the budgeted and actual staffing has slightly increased from the 2012 16.5/10,000 ratio.As reflected by the graph above, every nearby city with a population of 50,000 or more other than Los Angeles that is reported in the UCR Program had a lower police-to-population ratio. Only Burbank with 1.9 fewer officers per 10,000 population and Glendale with 4.3 fewer officers per 10,000 are even close. Pomona, the City closest in size to Pasadena, has only 10 officers per 10,000 – i.e., a staffing level that is 39% lower per capita staffing than Pasadena. Other cities range from Montebello’s 10.9/10,000 to West Covina’s 8.3/10,000. The 10 nearby cities range from 12% lower per capita staffing (Burbank) to as low as 50% lower per capita staffing (West Covina).The above graph shows more recent data on California cities over 100,000 has been gathered by the law firm of Graham Donath. Pasadena ranks 6th among 68 cities in California, so its staffing is in the highest 10% of California cities. It’s staffing is approaching 3 times the staffing level of Victorville, the lowest staffed City with a population over 100,000.The “understaffed” myth purveyors assert that Pasadena should return to pre-recession staffing levels of at least 260 – i.e., an increase of at least 20 officers. So with Pasadena already the most heavily policed area city, they propose increasing the highest per capita ratio of police by around 9%, which would thereby increase the present 16.5/10,000 ration to approximately 18/10,000 — placing Pasadena per capita policing approximately 20% higher than Burbank, the next most heavily policed nearby city.More Pasadena PD officers would be a budget-buster atop a budget- busting proposed police budgetPasadena’s current revised FY 2016 PD budget is $71.1 million; the FY 2017 proposed budget is $77.5 million. Most of both year’s PD budget is the personnel budget – i.e., $59 million in FY 2016 and $66.3 million in 2017. The overall budget increase from 2016 to 2017 is $6.4 million; the personnel budget would increase by $7.3 million. In other words all of the increase plus $.9 million more is for personnel; the Police Department non-personnel budget will decrease by nearly a million dollars in the projected 2017 budget. Each new officer requires budgeting approximately $200,000. So proponents of more officers such as Council Member Madison would expend approximately $4 million more on an already enormous budget increase to fund 20 officers based on their myth that Pasadena is understaffed.The staff’s proposed budget should be supported, and the budget should not be busted by more officersWe were surprised when the City staff characterized as a “status quo budget” a FY 2017 PD budget with a $6.4 million increase. But after drilling down on its components, we agree that it is a status quo budget in the sense that it maintains the existing 239 sworn officers staffing level. There are only 2 new non-sworn staff positions in the FY 2017 budget, both of which are necessary toimplement the body cameras roll-out; we supported body-camera implementation and support staffing the PD to properly handle them.The FY 2017 PD budget is not a status quo budget in the sense of officer compensation. We urged the City Council last summer to increase officer compensation, and the Council did agree to an increase for our police officers. More than half of the $7.3 million increase in the personnel budget reflects increased compensation for Pasadena police officers, and we support that budgeting which is a consequence of decisions we have supported. The remainder of the Personnel budget increase includes ripple effects on such things as pension contributions and unusually high increases on liability reserves such as workers compensation claims.Our endorsement of the staff’s status quo budget doesn’t mean we agree with all of the current priorities. For example, we think the helicopter operations should be significantly downsized to free up funds that might eventually amount to several million dollars – although that cannot happen overnight. Downsizing the Air Operations Section would be a means to support higher priorities such as more competitive officer pay, reassigning officers to meet Council Member Gordo’s call for a Community Action Team or Special Enforcement Section, and supporting increased civilian oversight through an Independent Police Auditor.The staff’s status quo police budget is what Pasadena can afford, and its budget supports much higher police staffing than any nearby comparable city (including many smaller cities). With Pasadena staring at a structural deficit in its budgeting in the near future, busting the budget by an even greater increasethan the staff’s proposed increase would be unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible. The demand to increase the number of officers is a knee-jerk reaction coming out of right field that is a non-starter.Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier are local civil rights attorneys who are active in the Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police. 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Huntington Hospital Surge Mounts as COVID Cases Put More Pressure On LA County Hospitals

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If needed, the tents will be used for noncritical patients as overflow from our emergency department. As of right now, we are able to care for our patients within our walls and do not need to use these tents.”According to Dr. Christina Ghaly, director of the county Department of Health Services, county hospitals are currently seeing nearly 500 new admissions each day. With the county’s COVID-19 transmission rate remaining high — and with an estimated one in 140 residents circulating in public believed to be infectious — the numbers are expected to keep rising.“Given that we’re just now seeing the hospitalizations that resulted from the recent Thanksgiving holiday, we anticipate that the number will continue to grow over the next few weeks, with up to 700 new daily COVID hospitalizations in just one week from now,” Ghaly said.With that number of new daily admissions, the county is facing “possible shortages in the total number of hospital beds — as we are seeing happen in other counties across California — and an expected shortage of ICU beds,” she said.Ghaly said hospitals will be forced to implement “surge plans” over the coming month to meet the demand. She noted that as of Wednesday, a poll of the county’s 70 “911-receiving” hospitals showed a total of 1,096 available staffed hospital beds, and 129 intensive-care unit beds.She hailed the work of hospitals thus far managing demand, noting that the number of available ICU beds has consistently ranged from 110 to 175 over the past month, despite a 40 percent increase in the number of occupied beds.The brisk business at hospitals is also heavily impacting emergency rooms, and it’s leading to more incidents of ambulances being diverted to other medical centers due to overcrowding. Ghaly said hospitals can request diversions of ambulances carrying advanced-life-support patients due to overwhelmed emergency departments, generally for a two-hour increment.“This option is being used widely by hospitals across the county at present, with yesterday (Tuesday) 77 percent of L.A. County hospitals using diversion at some point during the day,” she said. “And that’s in comparison to what’s normal at this time of year of somewhere between 10 and 15 percent.”As of Wednesday, there were 3,299 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, another record high.The county is also continuing to see elevated case numbers, reporting an additional 9,243 new infections on Wednesday. That’s just shy of the county’s pandemic daily record of 10,528 cases, which was reached on Sunday.The new cases lifted the county’s cumulative total since the pandemic began to 475,271.The county also reported 75 more deaths due to the virus, although six of those fatalities were actually announced Tuesday by health officials in Pasadena and Long Beach. The deaths increased the county’s overall death toll to 8,075.County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer explained that surging case numbers of the past week will lead to a “significant rise in the number of people who are dying.”“The more terrible truth is that over 8,000 people … who were beloved members of their families are not coming back,” Ferrer said through welling tears, her voice breaking. “And their deaths are an incalculable loss to their friends and their family, as well as our community.”Ferrer broke down some of the grim statistics, noting a 300 percent increase in average daily case numbers over the past month, including a jump in the daily average from 4,900 in the last week of November to 8,933 in the first week of December. She said the county’s recent rate of positive COVID test results rose from 3.5 percent in early November to the current 12.5 percent, along with atripling of hospitalizations, rising from 791 on Nov. 1 to 3,299 on Wednesday.“Where we are and where we are headed is quite alarming,” she said.Ferrer issued her oft-repeated urging for people to stay home as much as possible, and to leave only to provide or access essential services or to get some outdoor exercise.“The safest thing you can do during this very difficult time in the pandemic is to really stay home as much as possible and to interact only with members of your own household,” she said. “… There is a great deal of community transmission and you are at risk of becoming infected when you’re out of your home and around other people.”The county remains under a state regional stay-at-home order, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. It was triggered when intensive-care unit bed availability fell below 15 percent in the 11-county Southern California region.As of Wednesday, the ICU availability in the region was estimated at 9 percent.Pasadena is in the Southern California region which consists of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.The stay-at-home order will be in place for three weeks and bars gatherings of people from different households. Regions will be eligible to exit from the order on Dec. 28 if ICU capacity projections for the following month are above or equal to 15 percent.Under the order, the following businesses/recreational facilities were forced to close:• indoor recreational facilities;• hair salons and barbershops;• personal care services;• museums, zoos, and aquariums;• movie theaters;• wineries;• bars, breweries and distilleries;• family entertainment centers;• cardrooms and satellite wagering;• limited services;• live audience sports; and• amusement parks.Schools with waivers can remain open, along with “critical infrastructure” and retail stores, which will be limited to 20 percent of capacity.Restaurants are restricted to takeout and delivery service only.Hotels are allowed to open “for critical infrastructure support only,” while churches would be restricted to outdoor only services.Entertainment production — including professional sports — would be allowed to continue without live audiences. 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